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Book features wise student sayings

When Glen Este High School teacher Eric Grippa first started teaching, he was surprised at some of the things he heard in the classroom. Grippa heard just about everything – from students calling cities planets to claiming that Sandra Day O’Connor was the first African American. FULL STORY, B1

Candidates discuss fiscal officer’s duties

Each year, as election season gets under way, The Community Journal sends questionnaires to the candidates in each contested election. Read the candidates’s answers in the Wayne Township fiscal officer race. FULL STORY, A2

CNE extends deadline for fees

Parents who haven’t paid school fees in the Clermont Northeastern Local School District have a little more time to take advantage of a discount. The district is offering a $20 discount to parents who pay the $100 school fees by Sept. 30, making the fee $80 for elementary and middle school students. FULL STORY, A6

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CNE board changes policy

Public participation is now at end of meetings of the meeting should include public participation, if a topic should need to be identified and what the time restraints should be. Board member Mike Freeman STONELICK TWP. - The Clermont Northeastern board of edu- said he didn’t think there should cation voted Sept. 19 to make be many changes to public particsome changes to the district’s pub- ipation based on recent issues. “I think it’s fine the way it is, lic participation policy. Previously, visitors to school but … we could required that they board meetings were permitted to turn in their topic of discussion speak near the beginning of the just prior to the public participameeting and they had to identify tion instead of at the beginning of the topic. Visitors could speak the meeting. I think that would again on the same topic as long as solve a lot of the problems,” he everyone else who wanted to said. Freeman said some of the conspeak on the same subject had the cerns are based on having to proopportunity. Each speaker had three minutes and public partici- vide a topic or speak at the beginning of the pation was limmeeting when ited to 15 total issues might minutes. “There is no one on this board come up later. Superintenwho wants to eliminate public Board memdent Neil Leist ber Danny said the board participation Ilhardt said is not required or not allow they could conto allow a time sider having the public to for the public to two public parspeak and has have the ticipation seccontrol over the opportunity to tions - one at parameters of the beginning speak, ask a the public parof the meeting ticipation secquestion or make a comment, for comments tion of the but … this is a formal meeting on the agenda agenda. and one at the School board and we do have formal end of the president Jayne business to take care of.” meeting for any Mummert said Jayne Mummert other comcommunity ments, quesSchool board president members have tions or conexpressed discerns. content with The board decided to stick with the current policy and the way the school board has handled public one public participation section, participation. She said the board but voted to not require visitors to needed to discuss public participa- identify a topic until just before tion, but that it wasn’t something that part of the agenda. They also voted to move public participation they wanted to stop having. “There is no one on this board to the end of the meeting. Speakwho wants to eliminate public ers will be able to talk only once participation or not allow the pub- on a topic. The school board also voted to lic to have the opportunity to speak, ask a question or make a include that no personnel matters comment, but we need to be care- can be discussed during public ful – this is a formal meeting and participation and any questions we do have formal business to asked may be tabled until the foltake care of,” Mummert said. “We lowing meeting. The time limits were not don’t want to get into a debate sitchanged. uation.” The board discussed what part

By Kellie Geist-May


Blacksmith skills

Blacksmith artist Jack Miller of Hillsboro shows his work to a group of Goshen Community Log Cabin Days visitors Sept. 24. From left are: Cathie Allen of Goshen Township, Jackie Lee of Milford, Doug Horne of Goshen Township, and Miller. For more from the event, see page A4.

Most bus fares going up 75 cents By John Seney

BATAVIA - County commissioners Sept. 21 voted to increase most bus fares by 75 cents. The fare increase affects riders of the Clermont Transportation Connection buses and buses to downtown Cincinnati contracted through Metro. The CTC originally recommended a $1.25 fare increase, but commissioners asked for more options after objections were raised to the increase at several public hearings. Options of 50 cents and 75 cents were considered. Administrator David Spinney recommended the 75-cent increase because it would generate enough funds to keep the bus system in the black. He said CTC operated at a deficit the past two years and had to borrow money from the county’s general funds. The extra revenue from the fare increase will be used to pay back the general fund. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he favored a 50-cent increase because he feared the higher rate would force people to use other forms of transportation. However, he voted with Com-

missioners Bob Proud and Archie Wilson, who said they favored the 75-cent increase. “We need to increase fares and operate in the black,” Humphrey said. The new rate system increases CTC adult door-to-door fares from $4 to $4.75; senior, child and disabled fares for the service from $2 to $2.35; and student door-todoor fares from $3 to $3.75. The CTC express route adult fares increase from $3 to $3.75; from $1.50 to $1.85 for seniors, children and disabled; and from $2 to $2.75 for students. The Metro express route fares, charged by Clermont County, increase from $3 to $3.75 for adults and from $1.50 to $2.35 for seniors and disabled. CTC adult ride cards, which are good for 10 fares and do not expire, go from $25 to $33. The ride cards for seniors and disabled go from $13 to $16.50 and the student ride cards go from $18 to $25. A monthly pass for Metro service increases from $120 to $150. The new rates go into effect Nov. 1. For more about your community, visit

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September 28, 2011

Wayne Twp. fiscal officer candidates discuss the job

Each year, as election season gets underway, The Community Journal North Clermont sends questionnaires to the candidates in each contested election. Here are the questions we sent to candidates for Wayne Township fiscal officer. The answers from each candidate are below.


1. Why are you running for fiscal officer? 2. What makes you a good candidate for the position? 3. What are some of the issues you’d like to focus on, if elected? 4. The Wayne Township budget has been a hot topic, especially since the new fire station was built. The cash balance is low, the township is facing cuts from the state and property tax collections are down across the county. What would you do to keep the budget balanced? What are your budgetary priorities? 5. The township government has faced criticism and mistrust among the residents for the last few years. What would you do to ease those concerns?


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Sandra Borchers:

1. I am running for fiscal officer because I have enjoyed serving the township as the fiscal officer for the past eight years. I have been a resident of Borchers W a y n e Township for 31 years. I’ve had the opportunity to form great relationships with several residents of this community. I am aware of the strengths and weaknesses the township government faces. My heart is in this community which shows in my honest dedication to making sure that the Wayne Township residents can trust that their tax dollars are managed wisely. Over the eight years I have served as fiscal officer, I was able to bring Wayne Township from a near Fiscal Emergency to a township that is able to operate within a budget. It has been my responsibility to oversee spending and communicate balances to the board of trustees. The public records required of my office serve as proof of these facts. 2. Throughout the eight years I have served as the fiscal officer of Wayne Township, I have proven to be fiscally responsible. I have taken my position seriously. I have attended Ohio Township Association State Leadership Conference for seven years. I’ve also attended several training seminars to continue learning about the

responsibilities of a fiscal officer and to make sure that I stay updated on changes within our state and local government. As fiscal officer, I also provided the trustees with current financial reports to keep them up to date on our townships checks and balances. I have always treated all members of this community just as I do my family and friends, with honesty and respect, as I have shared my genuine concerns and opinions. 3. The amount of money that our township is receiving from the federal and state government is decreasing. The residents of Wayne Township are also feeling the pressure of decreased incomes. We have had several home foreclosures in Wayne Township, which has resulted in lowering the property values in our community. When property values drop, so does the tax revenue that our township receives from property taxes. For example, the most recent home appraisals have decreased about 30 percent, which will result in our tax revenue decreasing about 30 percent. Unfortunately, I feel that the board and the fiscal officer will be forced to make cuts from our current budget. It will be essential that all members of the township government work as a team to decide on cuts that will least affect the residents and employees of the township. This will be a difficult process because our township already runs on a tight budg-


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4. The new fire station was paid for by a FEMA grant and the remaining balance of roughly $200,000.00 was paid for out of the township budget. The Wayne Township Fire Department paid $120,000 out of their department funds and fire department advanced $80,000 from the general township fund. The total cost of the new station was approximately $2 million. We were in need of a new fire station and it was in our township’s best interest to build while the FEMA grant was available to offset the majority of the cost. Wayne Township was one of eight townships that were awarded this grant in the state of Ohio. In regards to how I will help the township maintain a balanced budget as we face financial cuts, I believe we are going to have to take a hard look at the entire budget for the township. There are several areas that will be affected, however, no decisions have been made yet. It is my personal opinion that the township will have no other option, than to make cuts that will affect its employees and residents. The board and the fiscal officer will have to work as a team to look into options for healthcare for full time employees, ways to lessen the cost of maintenance throughout the township, as well as the salaries of township employees. Again, these are strictly suggestions. If I have the opportunity to be re-elected, I will do my very best to make sure that these cuts are made fairly and with much consideration. It would be my hope that we could spread out the cuts throughout the budget so the affects are felt minimally by everyone. 5. While I have served as the township fiscal officer, I have strived to have open communication, to be honest in my dealings with the community as well as employees. If I have the opportunity to be re-elected, I would allow my integrity and trustworthy nature to serve as traits of comfort to the residents of the community. It would be

my hope that the board of trustees and all other employees in the township would also share those character traits.

Dianna Cornett:

1. For the last several years I have tried to set aside time to attend all of the trustee meetings along with the zoning meetings each month. I have volunteered to be on the auditing committee as well as Cornett volunteering to work during the township’s clean-up days. The next step for me is now to run for office. I believe my work experience along with my education not only qualifies me to run for fiscal officer of Wayne Township, but will allow me to do a great job. 2. My work experience includes being treasurer of a local union for 10 years, along with being the financial secretary for two years. As far as my education, I have a BA, major in business management from Wilmington College and an AA, major in accounting from what is now known as Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. 3. The biggest would be to control healthcare cost. This is one of the largest expenditures to the general fund. 4. I believe Wayne Township is financially stable at the moment. In the recent news, you hear how the economy is headed into a double-dip recession. Long before this news, most people along with state governments were tightening their belts so to speak. The state of Ohio is distributing less to each county; therefore each county is or will be distributing less to their townships. In my opinion, no one knows the exact percentage of cuts that will be passed on to our township. In fact, recently our county auditor sent out letters to property owners announcing re-evaluations of the market value of our property. Hopefully, this will

decrease the amount paid by property owners. The down side to this is, that the township depends on a portion of this tax to run the township. I believe the township residents expect the government of the township to balance their budgets by appropriating no more than what is coming in. Using cash carryover or financing something new. Because we can is not acceptable at this time, if it ever was acceptable. In my opinion, the township trustees need to actively seek government funds for all expenditures outside of the normal day-to-day operations. If this is not possible, the expenditures need to meet certain criteria. The criteria would include repairs of township equipment or purchasing a replacement if non repairable, long as it is deemed an important part of the day-to-day operations of the township. 5. The first thing the board of trustees needs to do is post their budget policy statement on the township’s website and at the township hall (if they have one). If not, I would recommend they adopt or modify the current policy the Clermont Board of County Commissioners have adopted. It would state all funds do not belong to the individual departmental trustee, but to the residents of the township. Therefore, all action requiring expenditures of large amounts of money should be actively communicated to the residents over several months during meetings, which can also be done through the Internet or the paper. I believe in the past, the criticism and mistrust of the township government was brought on by the lack of communicating pros and cons of these large purchases, along with an attitude of “it’s my budget.” By adopting, modifying and posting the above policy it should remind all elected or township employees that the government is of the people, for the people, by the people.

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wrong car; he was driving a black Honda that was parked next to the victim’s black Chevrolet. Berkeimer told Robinson that as he drove away he noticed that the air conditioning wasn't working and that's when he realized he was in the wrong car and returned. As Robinson spoke with Berkeimer, he detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Robinson administered field sobriety tests and arrested Berkeimer for OVI. At the police station, it was determined that Berkeimer had a blood alcohol concentration of .126, well over the limit of .080, said Goshen Police Capt. Bob Rose. This arrest was Berkeimer's 12th time being arrested for OVI, Rose said. Berkeimer was taken to the Clermont County Jail, charged with OVI, driving on a suspended license, and an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended license.



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Milford girls are part of Down syndrome awareness campaign By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD – They may not be old enough to realize they’re about to be famous, but Katie and Nora Chesnut are about to be larger than life on one of the big screens in Time Square. A photo of the 6-monthold babies – one of whom has Down syndrome – will be part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month campaign. As part of the campaign, the photo will be shown in Times Square in New York City starting Sept. 24. “I’m pretty excited about having their photo chosen,” said mom Emily Chesnut. “It’s so cute.”


This photo of Nora Chesnut, left, and Katie Chesnut of Milford will be shown in Times Square as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s awareness campaign, which started Sept. 24. Only one of the twins, Nora, was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Only 200 photos were selected nationwide, but three local photos were picked – the photo of Katie and Nora, a photo of Brenna Barber of Mason and a photo of Brooklyn Schmitz of Green Township.

“It’s an honor to be one of the 200 selected out of all the photos submitted across the country. The photos that will be part of the campaign were selected because they depict the happiness and the joy that these individuals with Down

syndrome bring to their families and their communities,” said Silly Tilow, outreach coordinator for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, a National Down Syndrome Society affiliate. After years of trying to have a second baby, Emily and Brian Chesnut gave birth to Katie and Nora six months ago. “As soon as I saw Nora, I knew she had Down syndrome. We knew there was a possibility, but we didn’t do any tests. I’m actually glad I didn’t know ahead of time – I think that would have made it even more scary,” Emily said. “It took us so long to get pregnant and we are so blessed to have them in the first place that, no matter who she is or what she’s diagnosed with,

she’s perfect for us.” In addition to having Down syndrome, Nora has to have surgery this fall to correct a heart defect. Katie, Nora’s twin, was born without any birth defects or conditions. Although the Chesnut family has done a lot of research about Down syndrome, Emily said its not something you dwell on. “She has a couple more appointments than Katie does, but there are a lot of unknowns. We don’t know if Nora’s going to have a speech delay or if she’s going to be walking late because she’s still a baby. We don’t know those things for Katie either,” she said. Nora’s diagnosis also makes the Chesnuts part of a

special group, Emily said. The family has been working with a team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, they’re part of a play group of children with Down syndrome and, in early September, they did their first Buddy Walk. The Buddy Walk is a national event to raise money and awareness about Down syndrome. It was sponsored locally by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. For more information about the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati or Down syndrome itself, visit www. or call 761-5400. For more about your community, visit

County seeks changes in CECOS post-closure plan By John Seney

JACKSON TWP. - Clermont County officials have spent more than $10 million trying to get changes in the post-closure plan for the CECOS hazardous waste facility. The facility on Aber Road closed in 1997, but the fight over how to deal with the toxic mix of waste left at CECOS has continued. Clermont County Administrator David Spinney said there is evidence small amounts of toxic chemicals are leaking into the ground water at the site. CECOS is upstream from Harsha Lake, a major source of drinking water for county residents, he said. There is no evidence chemicals from CECOS have spread from the site or to Harsha Lake, but he said that was a possibility if the leakage is not controlled and properly monitored, Spinney said. Peg Malloy, manager of media relations with Republic Services, Inc. in Phoenix, said she couldn’t comment on the status of CECOS. “We are working with the EPA on a post-closure plan. There are existing plans in place to protect the environment,” she said. “I really can’t comment because we’re still in discussions.” The county raised issues with the post-closure plan for CECOS soon after it was approved in 1994 by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. “The county has felt for years that the post-closure plan was inadequate,” Spinney said. In 2007, the county reached a settlement with the OEPA and CECOS that called for CECOS officials to prepare an amended post-closure plan. “What CECOS filed (in response to the settlement) was totally inadequate,” Spinney said. As a result, the county submitted a 90-page petition to OEPA in December 2010 for modification of the post-closure plan originally approved in 1994. The OEPA has yet to act upon the county’s petition. Complicating negotiations over the petition, Spinney said, is the fact that the county’s primary contact with OEPA, Harold O’Connell of the Southwest Ohio District Office, died in August. Other OEPA officials have since become involved in the negotiations, but no final decisions have been made. State Sen. Tom Niehaus said he has been involved in some of the recent discussions about CECOS. “This is just a continuation of what I have been working on for the past 10

Goshen backs action on CECOS GOSHEN TWP. Township trustees voted Sept. 13 to support an effort by state Rep. Joe Uecker to get the Ohio Environment Protection Agency to act on the CECOS post-closure plan. Trustee Ray Autenrieb said the issue was raised by Uecker at a recent Clermont County Township Association meeting. Autenrieb said the trustees should support Uecker’s efforts and send a letter to OEPA Director Scott Nally asking him to consider Clermont County’s petition on CECOS. “Rarely does Joe Uecker ask for support,” he said. Autenrieb said it was important for the township to take a stand on the issue because of possible leakage at the CECOS site. – John Seney years,” he said. Resolution of the matter has been hindered by a number of factors, Niehaus said, including new officials at OEPA and changes of ownership for CECOS. He said he will continue to work at the state level, but had no prediction when OEPA will make a decision. “It’s extremely important we do everything possible to protect the water supply of Clermont County,” Niehaus said. Meanwhile, the county continues to spend money. Since 1988, the Clermont County has spent about $3 million on attorney fees and about $7 million on testing by geologists and other consultants. The county is carrying out the fight because the amount and variety of hazardous materials stored at the site. The chemicals identified as being dumped at CECOS include PCBs, asbestos, pesticides, benzene and dioxin. “You name it, it’s there,” Spinney said. CECOS started out as a sanitary landfill in the early 1970s, under the name Clermont Environmental Reclamation. It was later renamed CECOS. In 1976, the state approved the disposal of industrial waste at the site. Over the years, more and more hazardous materials were approved for acceptance at the site. CECOS has changed ownership over the years. Brown-

ing Ferris Industries bought it in 1983 and Allied Waste Industries, Inc. bought it in 1999. In 2008, Allied merged with Republic Services, Inc., the present owner. Spinney said the waste at CECOS is stored in metal drums and other containers buried in large lined pits called cells. “All the cells are supposed to be sealed. They’re not supposed to leak,” Spinney said. However, evidence gathered by the county suggests the waste is leaking. CECOS officials assumed in the post-closure plan the liners would last forever, Spinney said. “That’s not acceptable,” he said. “Scientific studies show the liners will leak. It’s just a matter of when.” According to the executive summary of the county’s petition, the wastes at CECOS “are not contained in any meaningful sense.” “The drums and other containers quickly deteriorate, the liners fail, precipitation and other sources of water in the cells comes into contact with and becomes contaminated by the waste inside the cells, and the resulting leachate eventually escapes through the liners into the ground water, and then into the surface water,” the executive summary said. “The evidence that has accumulated since the facility was closed in 1997 indicates that this process is, alarmingly, well under way.” The CECOS post-closure plan does not adequately monitor the presence of escaping hazardous materials, Spinney said. “We need to have an early warning system,” he said. “We feel there needs to be a relocation of monitoring wells to deal with ground water flow to capture any leakage.” Another issue the county has with CECOS is retention of records. “I believe the county has by far the most comprehensive records on what’s happening at the site,” he said. Many of the records of both the OEPA and CECOS have been lost or disposed of, Spinney said. “Key records are not being maintained,” he said. Finally, the plan needs to deal with perpetual care of the site, Spinney said. The post-closure plan was approved in 1994 for 30 years. “We’re more than half way through that,” Spinney said. The OEPA has the authority to extend the time period, but hasn’t, he said. “After 30 years, they can walk away,” Spinney said. “There’s a billion pounds of hazardous waste there. Things will leak. We have to monitor


Niehaus said he did not think the OEPA would allow CECOS officials to walk away. “I think from the beginning it was clear to me the OEPA felt it was necessary to monitor it as long as possible,” he said. State Rep. Joe Uecker also has been involved in meetings with the Ohio EPA. “We have not finalized the permanent closure plan or

after-closure plan,” he said. “We’re still working on it.” Uecker said a decision was “coming down to the wire.” “It’s clear CECOS is trying to wait it out and hoping everyone forgets,” he said. “We can’t allow that to happen.” Uecker said he would look into the possibility of legislation to deal with CECOS. “Since the state created it, the state should take responsi-

bility for it,” he said. Peg Malloy, manager of media relations with Republic Services, Inc. in Phoenix, said she couldn’t comment on the status of CECOS. “We are working with the EPA on a post-closure plan. There are existing plans in place to protect the environment,” she said. “I really can’t comment because we’re still in discussions.”

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September 28, 2011

Community comes out for Goshen Log Cabin Days Community Press Staff Report

GOSHEN TWP. - The community showed support for the Goshen Township Historical Society by attending the Goshen Community Log Cabin Days Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. The event was at the Cook Log Cabin and featured an antique machinery display, costume contest, historical presentations and demonstrations, a car show, movie night and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Goshen Township Historical Society.

Jane McFadden smiles as Goshen Township resident Luxe Brown shows off her pantaloons during the Log Cabin Days costume contest Sept. 24. Goshen resident Stacy Phillips helps her niece Caroline Meiers get ready for the Log Cabin Days costume contest Sept. 24.

Jessica DeShong, graphic designer for the Goshen Township Historical Society’s 25-year anniversary book, brought her daughter Madalynne to Log Cabin Days Sept. 24. The DeShongs live just outside Loveland.


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Edna Rhoades of Goshen Township, left, shows some historical photographs to Margie Hadley of Goshen Township during Log Cabin Days Sept. 24.

Condy Beavers of Cincinnati, left, appraises a piece of artwork for Barb McClendon of Pleasant Plain during the Goshen Community Log Cabin Days Sept. 24.


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Goshen Township residents Rick Kneipp, left, and Carl Seigla did an apple cider-making demonstration during Goshen Community Log Cabin Days Sept. 24.



September 28, 2011



Post 450 packed for Patriots’ Day Community Press Staff Report

Fred Dickman of Miami Township, left, deals to Abe Abrams of Madeira during Patriots’ Day celebration Sept. 10 at American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 in Milford.

MILFORD - Veterans, friends, family and community members joined together Sept. 10 to celebrate Patriots’ Day at the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 in Milford. Post leaders held games, hosted a fundraisers (like a silent auction and split-the-pot), and served up snacks. The event lasted from about noon to 7 p.m. and there were giveaways throughout the day. For more about the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 and the events the organization sponsors, visit or call 831-9876.

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The patio of the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 was packed Sept. 10 for the post’s Patriots’ Day celebration and fundraiser.

Stevie Chandler of Milford moves the horses while Bill Knepp of Miami Township calls the race during a horse race game at the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 Patriots’ Day celebration Sept. 10.

BRIEFLY WAYNE TWP. - Two youths on bicycles were injured Sept. 22 after being struck by a motorist. Jordan Hardy, 14, of Goshen Twp. and Brandon Constable, 17, of Hamersville were riding their bicycles east on Ohio 131 near Ohio 133 about 9:15 p.m., said Sgt. Kevin Long of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The motorist, Francis Marcus, 38, of Fayetteville, who also was traveling east, said he did not see the two bicyclists, Long said. Long said the vehicle struck Hardy and forced both bicyclists into a ditch. Constable told officers he felt the vehicle brush against him. Hardy was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center by University Air Care and Constable was taken to Bethesda North Hospital. The crash remains under investigation, Long said.

Pedestrian struck

GOSHEN TWP. - A pedestrian was sent to the hospital Sept. 23 after he was struck by a car. Mark Mason, 45, of Goshen Township was crossing Ohio 28 near Ohio 48 at 10:38 p.m. when he was struck, said Sgt. Kevin Long of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Mason was taken to University Hospital by Air Care. The incident remains under investigation, Long said.

Candidates night

GOSHEN TWP. – The Concerned Citizens Of Goshen will host a Meet the Candidates Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Goshen High School Auditorium. Cyndy Wright from the League of Women Voters will be the moderator. Refreshments will be available. Candidates will be answering questions submitted by the audience.

Walk in Goshen

GOSHEN TWP. - The Making Strides with Goshen Pride 5K Walk will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jim Brown Stadium behind Goshen Middle School. Money raised at the event will go to help Goshen Township residents battling cancer. Those wanting to donate can send a check made out to Making Strides with Goshen Pride to Box 372, Goshen, Ohio 45122. For more information, call Tracy Jeandreven at 575-2456 or Lisa Allen at 625-1285.

More information also can be obtained by going to the website, www.justsaytech. com, and clicking on the Making Strides tab.

Food/supply drive

Meet at the Visitor Center, 2185 Slade Road. Park personnel will provide the bags, gloves, seeds and fun. The only thing volunteers will need is a pair of walking shoes. All super “litter getters” and “habitat helpers” will be rewarded with a tasty treat following the trash pick-up. To register, call 513-797-6081.

OWENSVILLE The Owensville Church of Christ Youth Group (The Anthem) is organizing a food/supply drive for the people of Joplin, Mo. Members of the church traveled to Joplin during the summer to help with cleanup efforts after a devastating tornado. The May 22 tornado killed at least 162 people and left thousands homeless. “With the winter coming up, the people of Joplin will need supplies due to the rising cost of living during the winter months,” said Jason Bohl, who works at the church. The food/supply drive will run from through November. The youth group has placed drop boxes at the Owensville Church of Christ, 2545 U.S. 50; and the Owensville IGA, 200 W. Main St. Items needed include canned vegetables, canned fruit, jelly, cleaning supplies, dish detergent, anti-bacteria ointment, Band-Aids, infant supplies, medical supplies, pet food and pet supplies.

MILFORD/MIAMI TWP. – The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Annual Fall Classic is Monday, Oct. 10, at the Oasis Golf Club. Registration and lunch are 11 a.m. to noon. A shotgun start begins at noon. Cost is $125 per golfer. The cost per foursome and tee sponsorships are $550. Appetizers provided by Texas Roadhouse will be served at 6 p.m. when prizes for first and second places will be announced. The golf outing benefits the Literacy Council for Clermont and Brown Counties and the scholarships for the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the chamber at 831-1244 or email

Teen driving summit

Slide repair begins

CLERMONT COUNTY – Safe Communities is sponsoring a Teen Driving Summit Wednesday, Oct. 5 at UC Clermont. Student teams from each high school in Clermont County are encouraged to attend and learn of the many resources available to help teens drive safely. Homeschooled student drivers also are invited and must register ahead of time. Speakers are scheduled from MADD, Children’s Hospital, TriHealth, SADD and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The keynote speaker is Skip Phelps, father of crash victim Miranda Phelps. Space may be available for interested community representatives, but you must register. Call 735-8409 for more information or to register.

Trash bash

BATAVIA TWP. – Plan a visit to William H. Harsha Lake Saturday, Oct. 1, to help clean up around the lake. Starting at 9:30 a.m., staff and volunteers will be throwing the Trash Bash of the season. Volunteers can help by picking up trash and making the area greener by planting wildflower seeds.

gate off U.S. 50. Because this is a drivethru clinic, participants will stay in their vehicles though the entire process. They should wear layers that allow easy access to the upper arm for vaccination. Flu shots cost $15 each. No checks, Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance will be accepted at the drive-thru

clinic. No appointments are needed for the drive-thru clinic. Those on Medicare, Medicaid, or not comfortable with the drive-thru clinic may schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at the Clermont County General Health District Nursing Division by calling 735-8400. During the drive-thru clin-

ic, participants will help test additional emergency plans by being dispensed candy to simulate medication that could be given during an attack such as anthrax. For more information about the flu, visit the website or call the Clermont County Flu Hotline, at 5885121.

Golf outing

BATAVIA TWP. - Slide repairs on Ohio 222 between U.S. 50 and Ohio 132 in Stonelick Township are underway. The first repair will be just north of Possum Hollow Road and the second repair will be just north of Autumn Oak Drive. At a date to be announced, Ohio 222 will be closed at each repair site during construction with a posted detour of Ohio 222 to Ohio 132 to Interstate 275 to U.S. 50, back to Ohio 222. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.

Drive-through flu shots

OWENSVILLE – The Clermont County General Health District is offering seasonal flu shots at a drive through clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. Vehicles should enter through the Locust Street


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Milford BOE amends contracts

By Theresa L. Herron

Milford school board members tonight, Sept. 25, amended the contracts with the Milford Education Association and the Classified Employees Association that will save the district $520,000. During a special meeting tonight, the board voted unanimously to extend the contracts with both unions one year, for the 2013-2014 school year. Teachers will receive a zeropercent increase on base salaries and they will be on the same step schedule as are scheduled for the 2012-2013 school year, said Superintendent Dr. Robert Farrell. Also, supplemental salaries will be frozen, Farrell said. Teachers will continue to pay the same 15 percent of their healthcare cost, the same they are paying now. All other provisions of the contract with the teachers will remain the

same. The classified employees contract will be amended the same way, Farrell said. The contract extension is for the 2013-2014 school year. Employees will receive a zero-percent increase on base salary and be on the same step schedule as is specified for the 2012-2013 school year. Classified employees also will continue to pay 15 percent of their healthcare, Farrell said. All the other provisions of this contract also will remain the same. The board also voted unanimously to approve the contract extension with the classified employees. Board member David Yockey said the employees are helping reduce the budget so the levy that will be needed in 2012 can be as small as possible. “People need to know this,” Yockey said. “This benefits both parties, but the employees are making a sacrifice financially.”


Weighing the results

Members of the Milford High School marching band take turns feeling the weight of their Reserve Grand Champion trophy following the Northern Kentucky Marching Band Festival awards ceremony Sept. 17 at Campbell County Junior High School. From left are color guard senior Caitlin Presley, senior drum majors Ashleigh Baker and Quinn Cartheuser, drumline senior Mike George and color guard senior Carly Skwir. Beechwood High School was named Grand Champion in the open finals competition. Milford won best color guard and overall visual effect in the finals, and swept their class in preliminary competition, winning best color guard, percussion, visual effect, overall effect and music. The band competes next at the Bands of America regional at Mason High School Oct. 1 with its 2011 show, “This Is Us.”

CNE extends Milford school officials school fee want own report card discount deadline By John Seney

By Kellie Geist-May

STONELICK TWP. - Parents who haven’t paid school fees in the Clermont Northeastern Local School District have a little more time to take advantage of a discount. The district is offering a $20 discount to parents who pay the $100 school fees by Sept. 30, making the fee $80 for elementary and middle school students. If parents pay after the deadline or set up a payment plan, the fee is $100. High school fees are dependent on the classes the student takes, said Superintendent Neil Leist. Concerns voiced by parents who felt like paying after Sept. 30 resulted in a penalty prompted the board asked Treasurer Brian Switzer for more information on what the school fees paid for. “I’ve had a dozen or so parents who have asked me why (the fees changed) and I don’t have an answer. If they’re not paying $80, why would they pay $100?” said board member Mike Freeman. Parent and school board candidate Cindy Shircliff told the board at their meeting Sept. 19 the fees were an issue for many of the people she’s talked to – especially those who set up a quarterly payment plan and end up paying $100 instead of $80. “The school fees and the cost for (school supplies) are both at a climax and paying the extra $20 is a thorn in my side and some-

thing parents are talking about. I feel like the ones who are paying (with a payment plan) are being penalized,” she said. “What is a supply, what is an expendable and what does the money pay for? … Is there any way that information can be posted somewhere?” Switzer said the fees help the district pay for more than $500,000 in expendables like classroom supplies, student agenda, gym equipment, student workbooks, activity centers, the Accelerated Reader program and other instructional materials. The school fees make up about $75,000 of that budget. He said he could bring the budget and expense information to the following meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the middle school, 2792 U.S. 50. The board may or may not change the fee, but they want to make sure they weren’t overcharging parents until they made a final decision, said board member Mike Freeman. Since the board doesn’t meet again until after Sept. 30, the members voted to extend the deadline to Tuesday, Oct. 18, just in case. The board voted to increase fees from $60 to $100 in the spring to help balance the district’s budget, Switzer said. The money expected from the fees was spent this summer on supplies for the schools. For more about your community, visit

MIAMI TWP. - Milford schools received an Excellent rating on the latest state report card. But schools officials don’t think that tells the complete story of the education students are getting. At the Sept. 15 meeting at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School, the school board passed a motion directing Superintendent Robert Farrell to develop the district’s own report card. “We need to let the community know how we’re doing,” said board member Gary Knepp, who made the proposal. Knepp said he was not sure the standardized state tests and report cards really mean that much. He said the district’s own report card should address the issues of academics, finances, community

relations and operations. “It’s a really great way to measure what’s important to the community,” said board member Andrea Brady. Brady said one area that should be addressed is creativity in the schools. “We need to encourage creativity,” she said. At the beginning of the meeting, board members got a view of some of the creativity going on when students from Boyd E. Smith Elementary made a presentation about the school’s Lead Artist Program. The program uses a professional artist to guide students through a yearlong project. Two years ago, students created the mural in the front hall at the school. This year, students will be working on stained glass projects. “Great things are going on in

the school system,” said board Knepp member David Yockey. “We need to call attention to these things.” “Self-evaluation is very valuable,” added board member George Lucas. Board member Debbie Marques said she would like to see the report presented annually at a state of the district presentation. Knepp said the report card also should address how the district is preparing students for life after graduation. Farrell said he needed time to talk to administrators and teachers, but thought the selfevaluation was a good idea. “We’re doing things here not reflected on a state report card,” Farrell said. “We need to tell more about what the kids are doing.” For more about your community, visit

Winner from CNE

Cody Haddix, president of the CNE FFA, won the Reserve Champion Female Open Class Beef Show at the Clermont County Fair this year. Haddix also won the Advanced Dairy Showmanship Competition. This was his first year competing in this event.


HONOR ROLLS McCormick Elementary School

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

Fourth grade

High Honors – August Abt, Grace Barker, Connor Berohn, Mary Chapman, Mira DeAnthony, Cameron Eglseder, Ryan Hart, Austin Hendricks, Alissa Kirk, Samantha Kizer, Evan Kreul, Samuel Leatherwood, Chanz Miller, Hayden Moehring, Erika Naber, Katie Prior, Connor Smith and Peri Willoughby. Honors – Thomas Begley, Katherine

Bell, Lily Beyer, Jacob Brehm, Courtney Bridgers, Olivia Dawson, Rebekah Dennemann, Maxwell Dumm, Riley Edwards, Victoria George, Ben Girty, Lauren Hanes, Nathan Hawkins, Sarah Hodgkins, Bradley Jackson, Stephanie Karan, Deidre Kegley, Catherine Koebel, Carson Miller, Nick Mills, Christopher Mingus, Aaron Morgan, Jackson Reusser, Gabriel Richey, Madison Ritchie, William Roark, Nicole Robinson, Hayden Rubinstein, Megan Rump, Kara Sidlow, Lindsey Strathmann, Megan Vance, Emily Versic, Hannah Weber, Ryan Weidenweber and Logan Welker.

Fifth grade

High Honors – Allison Abas, Matthew Allen, Holly Barlage, Braydon Benedum, Mason Bernhardt, Skylar Boggs, Jack Bolander, Erin Brockman, August Cook, Thomas Dalziel, Julian De Zarn, Rachel Dieringer, Alexander Dunaway, Reid Eastham, Alexandra Edrington, Christian Grothaus, Megan Hardewig, Benjamin Harris, Connor Hart, Mackenzie Huber, Aidan Kelly, Jill Krieger, Ryan Kunkel, Taylor Long, Matthew Milinovich, Odessa Mittendorf, Max Morrison, Morgan Naber, Paige Naber, Beck Nielsen, Holden Owens, Kishan Patel, Joshua Pincheck, Trevor Richardson, Christina Richter,

Matthew Schnelle, Benjamin Sharp, Nicholas Snow, Dalton Tippets, Jelena Vogt, Mollie Vonderhaar, Sean Vonderhaar, Myriam Wane and Tyler Young. Honors – Joel Adams, Matthew Budzynski, Josh Bunch, Vinny Conlon, Connor Daly, Jaida Fackey, Ava Glass, Kylee Harrison, Dawson Hooker, Sydney Huber, Lauren Kobren, Aaron Lehane, Isis Martinez, Makenzie Mason, Sarah McLoughlin, Amy Meadors, Mia Mendez, Christian Ozimek, Helly Patel, Matthew Phillips, Sydney Poleski, Chase Prather, Keeley Rainone, Bryn Rolfsen, Dominic Sansone, Ashley Schnelle, Bailey Smith, Maryann Smith, Cooper Stooksbury, Matthew Stull, TJ Sul-

livan, Michael Van Der Loo, Clayton Virzi, Cole Warman and Evan Whitford.

Sixth grade

High Honors – Allan Anbalagan, Paige Bergman, Connor Catalano, Simon Chapman, Kalie Clemons, Laura Curry, Brennan Dodds, McKinley Dumm, Cole Dunham, Olivia Fend, Emma Freund, Samantha Good, Hannah Grady, Victoria Green, Alexis Havens, Alex Hertlein, Jacob Jaeger, Matthew Kirk, Kameron Lewis, Julia McCavitt, Georgia Morgan, Richa Patel, Abigail Sheehy, Christian Van Der Loo, Christina Vance, Nicholas Vandermolen, Emily Velie, Savana Willhoite, Olivia Zamudio

and Amanda Zanola. Honors – Mollie Baker, Nicholas Byrd, Ariana Castel, Nicholas Clayton, Megan Cleary, Ben Colwell, Elena Delgado, Ariel Edrington, Tessa Edwards, Samuel Felts, Julia Ferguson, Lillian Frye, Andrea Garcia, Hayden Gibson, Collin Harrison, Cymone Horton, Jennifer Hurley, Andrew Johnson, Natasha Johnson, Dylan Kerby, Joseph Kruse, Brady Landon, Abby Leatherwood, Hannah Mack, Sarah Mayne, Jon Parker, Blake Perkins, Taylor Rose, Bryan Rump, Robert Simons, Reagan Smith, Sierra Smith, Cameron Swanger, Aaron Wade, Corinne Weeks, Bryan Whitaker and Daniel Wood.

SPORTS Press Preps highlights

By Ben Walpole

Boys golf

• Senior Mike Brooksbank shot a 39 for Milford in a quad against Hamilton Badin, Elder White and Blanchester, Sept. 22. The Eagles finished second, by one stroke, as a team.

Girls golf

• Milford finished second in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference tournament, Sept. 20, at Fairfield Golf Course. Erin Mack shot an 82 to finish second among individuals. Eagle teammate Taylor Ulery finished fifth with an 88. Mack, Ulery and senior Nikki Colyer were named firstteam all-FAVC. Randi Burns earned second-team honors.


• Goshen swept a doublehitter, Sept. 17, defeating Withrow and Dayton Meadowdale. The Warriors also beat East Clinton, Sept. 19.


• Eliza Marchant and Haleigh Brown won the second doubles championship in Flight C of the Coaches Classic, Sept. 17. The Eagle duo beat a team from Ursuline in the finals, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. • Milford’s Brittney Lovdal advanced to the second singles finals in Flight C of the Coaches Classic, Sept. 17. The Eagles finished third in the Flight C team standings out of seven. • Goshen finished fourth in Flight G of the Coaches Classic, Sept. 17, at Blanchester. Sophomores Cassie Rice and Bailey Brown reached the finals of the second doubles bracket.


To correct a Milford boys soccer photo caption that ran Sept. 21, the goals scored in the 2-1 win over St. Henry Sept. 16 should have been attributed to Adam Hudson and John Nagle.

Girls soccer

• Milford beat Glen Este 70, Sept. 20, to remain unbeaten in league play. Maddie Bunnell and Erin Beurket combined for the shutout. Bunnell, Tara Claus, Carli Fallon, Katie Matson (two), Paige Shiplett and Kelly Yee each scored Eagle goals. Bunnell shut out Anderson two days later, 1-0. Morgan Wolcott scored for Milford.

This week’s MVP

• Goshen girls cross country team The entire Warriors team gets the nod this week after they finished third in the New Richmond Invitational, Sept. 24. Brittany Clark finished third, and Courtney Turner was sixth to lead Goshen. Sara Briggs and Makenzie Lachtrupp also scored in the top 20. Megan York, Morgan Huff and Amber Chaney rounded out the lineup.

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By Ben Walpole

MILFORD - The Milford High School girls soccer team has won three straight Fort Ancient Valley Conference titles. But the road to a fourth championship has brought a whole new kind of challenge. The Eagles began the 2011 season without, arguably, their best player. Senior Morgan Wolcott, an Ohio State University recruit, had surgery in June to remove a bursa sack from her knee – an injury that had been nagging since last fall. She missed the team’s summer conditioning, the preseason practices and the first four games of the regular season. “It was really tough because I’ve never really been sitting out and watching games,” said Wolcott, a three-time first-team all-FAVC selection at forward. “I just tried to cheer everyone on and keep a positive attitude with everyone.” The FAVC standings do not reflect the adversity Wolcott and the Eagles have undergone. Milford ended last week in first place with a 5-0 league record, 8-1 overall. “I was a little nervous, just because Morgan was a really strong player,” senior teammate Maddie Bunnell said. “But I feel like our defense stepped up and our offense stepped up, and we were able to overcome it.” Bunnell has been a cornerstone to the team’s success. A three-year starter at goalkeeper, she leads the conference with 6.5 shutouts. Her leadership has been especially important as Milford’s back four features three underclassmen.


Milford High School freshman Tara Claus has made an immediate impact on the Eagle attack. “We’re relying heavily on her to get girls in the right place,” said head coach Pat Winkler, who has guided the Eagles to six winning seasons in his six years at the helm. “We’re really treating our four defenders and our keeper as one unit. We’re constantly talking about communication.” Maybe the most pleasant surprise has been the play of the Milford attack. Going into a season with the leading scorer sidelined isn’t ideal, but Wolcott’s injury may


have helped diversify the Eagle offense, Winkler said. “In years past we have probably relied too heavily on one or two athletes,” Winkler said. “At times, when Morgan struggled, we as a team struggled. We’d get the ball to Morgan and sit back and say, ‘Go ahead Morgan, do your thing.’” It’s different this fall. Through nine games, Milford has six players with at least three goals. Junior Kiersten Johnson leads with eight goals and five assists. Wolcott and

Caroline Brown each have three goals and five assists. Tara Claus, Bridget Rheude and Kelly Yee have scored four goals apiece. Additionally, Katie Matson, Carli Fallon and Kayla Byrnside each have netted two goals. Kat Bare has contributed five assists. “Players began to flourish,” Winkler said. “I didn’t need to pull Kiersten aside and say, ‘We need you to score more.’ I didn’t have to pull Caroline Brown aside and say, ‘Hey, we need four or five goals.’ It just naturally happened. “As a coaching staff we’ve been trying to get the girls to realize this and say, ‘This is a huge weapon that we need to capitalize on, that we can score goals from a variety of positions.’” Wolcott returned to the lineup in early September. She admitted her soccer conditioning wasn’t there but is coming back slowly. Even at less than 100 percent she’s made an impact. She ranks in the conference’s top 10 in points despite missing half the games to this point. “With someone as athletic as she is, that’s still a dangerous player,” Winkler said. “We’re lucky to have her back. She gives us that presence.” And the team’s balanced attack has helped her ease back into the lineup without placing pressure on her to score every game. “We know we don’t have to rely on one person,” Wolcott said. “It’s a team thing, and we all need to be there to win.” For more coverage, visit, or Ben on Twitter at @PressPrepsBen.

Goshen football runs win streak to 4 By Ben Walpole

That opening night misstep sure feels like the distant past. The Goshen High School football team beat Amelia in overtime, 27-20, Friday night, Sept. 23 – its fourth straight win since losing to Ross in week one. Ryan Ashcraft scored the game-winner, a 3-yard touchdown run in overtime. Ashcraft’s 89-yard touchdown run with 8:26 remaining in the fourth quarter put the Warriors up 21-14. But Amelia rallied to tie it on a 4-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left. Goshen’s ground attack featured four different players with at least nine carries. Ashcraft had a gamehigh 97 yards on 10 attempts. Austin Fisher had two sacks on defense. The Warriors (4-1) play another Southern Buckeye Conference American rival, Friday, Sept. 30, when they host Western Brown (3-2) at 7:30 p.m.

Turpin High School senior linebacker Guy Sparks (55) lunges to tackle Milford running back Cade Williams.

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Injury doesn’t deter Wolcott, Eagles

On deck


September 28, 2011


Milford High School senior Jacob Bobo (39) looks for running room against Turpin, Sept. 23.

Clermont Northeastern fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 33-7 loss to New Richmond, Sept. 23. “They came out ready to play,” CNE head coach Jason Conley said. “We did too. We came out excited. It was our Homecoming. We just couldn’t anything going. They had some success running the ball.” The Lions built a 27-0 lead by halftime. Dallas Miracle scored on a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. Clay Cousino also had a strong game, tallying 96 total yards – rushing and receiving. Conley took comfort in


the fact that the team is still 1-0 in SBC National play. “We made some mistakes that we can fix,” Conley said. “Moving forward we can still fix it.” The Rockets (2-3) host Amelia at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Milford lost at Turpin 42-3. The Eagles out-rushed the Spartans 239-214 and more than doubled them in time of possession. But Turpin consistently won the field-position battle and finished their drives with scores. “It was very frustrating,” Milford head coach Shane Elkin said. “We helped them. We didn’t play the

kind of football game that we need to play. “Our problem is finishing, executing.” Junior Cade Williams rushed for 106 yards on 24 carries to lead the Eagles (2-3). Milford opens Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye play Sept. 30 with a home game against Glen Este (3-2). “We’ve got to be able to run the ball and control the clock,” Elkin said. “And we’ve got to be able to stop their running game.” For more coverage, visit, or Ben on Twitter at @PressPrepsBen.



September 28, 2011

Spots & recreation

First-place Rockets ready for liftoff By Nick Dudukovich

MT. WASHINGTON – Don’t look now, but the McNicholas Rockets’ tennis squad is taking off. With a 6-4 record this season, the squad is in first place of the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Central Division and is ranked No. 10 in the Enquirer High School coaches’ poll. It’s not bad for a program that’s combined for seven wins the past two seasons. First-year head coach Adam Conrad said it was nice for his girls to be recognized. “It’s really a labor of love,” Conrad said. “To be able to come out here and do what you do best, and get recognized for it, it’s fantastic.” At singles, the Rockets have been bolstered by strong play from senior Brenna Hartwell, her younger sister, Madison Hartwell, and senior Kara Frey at No. 3 singles. Madison and Brenna have different styles, according to Conrad, with Madison playing more conservative, while Brenna will be more powerful and hit flatter shots. At 6-4 (through Sept. 16), Brenna

had posted a 6-4 record while competing against other schools’ top players at No. 1 singles. “(Brenna’s) an aggressive player, and she’s got great hand-eye coordination, and she wins her shots by being aggressive and she smashes everything,” Conrad said. Madison, a sophomore, has posted an 8-2 mark at No. 2 singles. She is coming off first-place finish in Flight F of Coaches Classic at Fairfield, Sept. 17. “Madison wins her points by being consistent and getting everything back to her opponents with lots of top spin,” Conrad said. At doubles, Rockets’ doubles teams are a combined 17-8 combined this season. At No. 1 doubles, the duo of Olivia Randolph and Lindsay Shepherd are 6-3. Conrad said he went into the season with a plan of finding girls that showed chemistry playing together, rather than just playing random teams. “We wanted (our teams) to click,” he said. “And our two seniors (Olivia and Lindsay) stayed together and they’ve held the position for the

longest time.” Other doubles competitors include Loren Powell, Caroline Johnstone, Morgen Gardner and Katie St. Charles. According to Conrad, Johnstone, Gardner and St. Charles had never picked up a racket before this season. And while any novice might take time adjusting to a new sport, Conrad said he’s been pleased with how the girls have played. “They were athletic and picked up on it, and they are doing fantastic,” he said. With the regular season winding down and the postseason looming, Conrad believes his players are capable of advancing out of the sectional bracket. “It’s going to be a big hill to climb (but) not an impossibility,” he said. And no matter where the Rockets end the season, Conrad, who is also the boys coach, said that coaching the Lady Rockets has been the most fun he’s had teaching the game. “Coming out there with the girls and guys (last spring)’s been the most fun that I have had teaching tennis,” he said. Postseason plays begins the first week of October.

Milford Junior High School seventh-grader Cory Finger meets BenGal cheerleaders at Back to Football Friday, Sept. 9.


The BenGALS recently helped Milford Junior High School kick off The Back to Football Friday, Sept. 9. The school has the chance to win a $10,000 NFL Play 60 Grant. Seventh-graders Ashley Rinner and Cory Finger will submit essays sometime this week to the NFL in hopes of winning the grant for their school and winning our NFL region.

Team turns pink shirts into cancer fundraiser


Turning the “pink” in their T-shirts into a fundraising opportunity to fight cancer is Yesterday’s Kids Over 65 Men’s Softball League team. They are, from left: Front row, Ron Smith, Roy Blackburn, Dave Ballinger, Warren Wettengel; standing, Terry Davis, Jim Klump; back row, Ron Pfeffer, Paul Hamilton, Bill Hansel, Millard Mann, Mo Henry, Al Hamann and Manager Jim Pearson.

Each spring and summer, Yesterday’s Kids Over 65 Men’s Softball League goes into action at Riverside Park in Anderson Township. But this year, one team was issued pink team shirts. The American Cancer Society was contacted, a collection bucket was obtained and at and after almost every game, players and fans were asked if they “could spare some change to help make a change.” By the middle of August,

more than $530 was collected and sent to the cancer society. Thanks to generous players and fans, and those lovely pink team shirts. If you’re interested in playing in the over-65 league, contact Ron Ward at 753-9469 or Dale Dietrck at 231-1315. You must be 65 in 2012 to play. An over-74 league is also forming. If you’re intersted in that league, contact Ron Pfeffer at 2319048.

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Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128






Senior levy much needed

I am pleased to make readers of the Community Journal aware of the levy in support of Senior Services in the Clermont County area. The date of the election is Nov. 8. This is a much needed levy for those in need of services, such as Meals on Wheels, transportation for medical needs and programs that are received for seniors in the Clermont County area. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Clermont Senior Services at 724-1255 for needs. Ann Ferguson Milford

Support senior services levy

I am writing this letter of support for the Clermont County Senior Services levy. I have leveraged Clermont

County Services both professionally and personally and can attest to their value to this community. As a geriatrician, I have assisted patients and their families who deal with devastating and chronic ailments such as dementia, depression, congestive heart failure, chronic pulmonary disease and pain syndromes. Providing a day program which can provide socialization for patients who commonly become isolated with these diagnoses is critical to prolonging function and quality of life. The Clermont County Welcome Center, one of the Clermont Senior Services programs, gives family members peace of mind and provides a needed break for caregivers. The Welcome Center customers obtain both physical and mental exercise in a professional and caring environment. The eligible

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? “Just more Doctor Oz paranoia. Drink away, kids. If I’m wrong, it’ll save me the cost of a college education or two.” J.J. “Evidently, ‘an apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away.’ ‘The land of Doctor Oz’ show with consultants such as Dorothy, the Tinman and the Scarecrow has only attempted to hype the evils of apple juice as a means to increase TV ratings. Unless us Americans individually consume a 55-gallon drum of apple juice daily, I think we’ll all be fine as mentioned on The Today Show regarding the heated counterpoint. “What is most disturbing to me is the fact that the Chinese may watch the Dr. Oz show. As I understand, they provide this bankrupt nation of ours with 80 percent of our daily apple consumption. That’s a lot of juice surrounding this controversy. “Shame on you, Dr. Oz. In this land of your and ours, I think you owe the Chinese a bid apology since they own through debt, a big portion of this country. You should fire all your consultants, including the Scarecrow.” J.W. “To borrow from The Bard, this is ‘much ado about nothing.’ Even the originator of the rumor, Doctor Wizard of Oz, downplays the danger of arsenic in apple juice. “I liked the discussion between two lawyers being interviewed on Fox News by Megyn Kelly recently. One of them was drinking from a bottle of apple juice while making his comments and talking about the risk. “We need to be cautious about certain aspects of our behavior, including the risks associated with smoking, overeating, lack of exercise, etc. ... But apple juice doesn’t worry me.” Bill B. “Apple juice has about the same nutritional content as soft drinks, lots of sugar and not much else. Even with no harmful chemicals, it is a lousy thing to give to kids. “If you followed this up at the FDS website at

Next question Do you agree with the decision of state officials to move Ohio’s 2012 primary election from Super Tuesday in March, to May? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. tp, you will find that this, like most other scares of this nature, is a tempest in a teapot. Oh my goodness, elephants are big and gray! Old news.” F.S.D. “How many things are we supposed to be afraid of? That’s just ridiculous!” J.K. “What are you going to do, pull every apple juice product off the store shelves, vending machines, and households? There is no point to really be concerned over this issue mainly being overblown by the media, keeping in mind it is good to be alerted.” O.H.R. “I just heard the news tonight and they are saying maybe the tests done on arsenic levels in apple juice may have been done incorrectly. In either case I would not drink it until we know all the facts, especially when it comes to children.” Dave D. “We haven’t skipped a beat since Dr. Oz put his foot in his mouth. Whether it’s apple juice from a large bottle or the smaller cartons, our grandchildren enjoy their apple juice!” R.V. “Actually, I’m more concerned that they are drinking apple juice, period. We call it sugar water in our house. Best if the kids just drank good old H20.” L.A.D. “Absolutely not! Although I like knowing what is in our foods, however, if you looked deeper into the issue you find that the levels were fine. Of course that is assuming your child doesn’t drink apple juice like water. Everything in moderation.” K.L.S.

senior also receives a well-rounded meal which allows them an additional advantage to maximize their quality of life each day they visit the center. I ask you each to consider lending your support for the levy. I will be providing my positive vote, not only as a professional who refers to the center, but as a family member whose loved one needs this service. Dr. Sally Brooks Vice President, Medical Development Kindred Healthcare Milford

Levy will benefit seniors

Since my heart surgery in 2008, I have been dependent upon Clermont Senior Services’ transportation. Three times weekly I am provided a ride to my cardiac rehab sessions. This has been crucial because I have no

vehicle for these appointments. And rehab is so important for improving my health. I have been so impressed with the sensitivity of the Clermont Seniors’ staff members. The drivers, especially, are so helpful to those passengers using wheelchairs or oxygen tanks. In some instances, they have even walked a client to their front door. What a compassionate group. This November, a renewal levy for Senior Services will be presented to voters. I understand that there would be no increase in our taxes. I encourage all voters to do their part to pass the levy. Hundreds of local senior citizens will benefit. Chris Burroughs Batavia

Vote for seniors

I am writing in regards to the senior services levy. The Welcome Center is where my mom, a Bethel resident, has been going since June 28, 2011. My family has seen great results in her wellbeing and quality of life. The staff is very friendly and professional. The Welcome Center gives me, my sister, brother, and sister-inlaw a much needed break from Mom’s 24-hour care. It also gives us peace of mind that Mom is in a facility that provides both mental and physical exercise. I live in Warren County, but I have been telling my friends and family who live in Clermont County, to please vote for this levy. I tell them how great the programs are and that we are blessed to be able to send Mom to the Welcome Center. Patricia Chandler Price, Mason

Ways to ‘Do your share’ There are many ways to help prevent the smog levels in the Tristate area from rising. Some are small but practical and others are larger purchases. First, the easy and inexpensive. Reduce energy by turning off lights in rooms you are not using. The mass quantities of greenhouse gases being exposed is from the power plants that generate the electricity. So do yourself a favor, save some money and put less stress on the power plants. You can also turn up the thermostat during the summer and down in the winter months. Keep your thermostat at or above 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer and at or below 68 degrees the winter. This creates a smaller difference in temperature between the inside and the outside of the house, reducing the loss of energy. Using a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs because it minimizes fluctuation. The fewer amount of time it takes to warm up or cool down a house, the more energy you are saving. If you know you are traveling a short distance, try walking if applicable. You can also ride a bike or rollerblade. If traveling long distances, you could carpool with neighbors or co-workers. Recycling is also an effective way to decrease overall energy output and reduces the amount of trash in our landfills. We need more people to recycle to help improve the overall well being of Mother Earth. Another thing homeowners can do is create a compost pile in their backyard. You can buy a composter from a home improvement store or you can create one yourself with plastic fencing and

some wooden stakes. This can be used to recycle biodegradable things such as fruit and vegetable scraps, grass cuttings and shredded Loren Koehler n e w s p a p e r . Community C o m p o s t i n g the Press guest reduces energy used to columnist process this waste and removes unnecessary trash from landfills. When cleaning inside your house, try switching to green products which are free from fragrances, dyes and chlorine. They are still tough on dirt but gentle on your family and pets. There are many different organic cleansers available that are less damaging to our environment. Some other inexpensive ways to help reduce smog and other air pollution is to refuel your car after 8 p.m. and avoid the use of gaspowered lawn equipment before 8 p.m. If you drive a vehicle that might be considered a “gas-guzzler,” this might not seem so inexpensive; but if you are in the market for a new car, take a look at something more fuel efficient, even a hybrid. Homeowners can also purchase a reel mower completely eliminating head-splitting noise and smelly fumes that come from gas-powered lawn mowers. A reel mower is a manual grass-cutter that is light and efficient and an economical way to cut smaller yards. Other major actions could include roof replacement utilizing commercial “smog eating tiles” which capture nitrogen oxide emissions from car exhaust and

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Glen Este teacher releases book full of student wisdom

Jerry’s Cheesecakes, 1149 Ohio 131 in Miami Township, is expanding its current location to offer a wider selection of complimentary food and gift items. In addition to the cakes Jerry’s is famous for, customers also will be able to pick up affordably priced wine, bread, greeting cards, birthday candles and small gift items. The larger store is expected to open no later than October 1, and longer store hours will be offered. “The larger store is about celebration. When someone is on their way to a party or family get together, we want them to stop in and pick up everything they need. Once the renovation is complete, we will also offer store hours on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.,” said Doyle Shea, the owner of Jerry’s Cheesecakes. Once open, Jerry’s Cheesecakes will be one of only a few family-owned bakeries open Sundays in Miami Township. “The price of our cakes remain competitive and a great value. We just started offering a 7-inch-wide, 2inch-deep cheesecake that

By Kellie Geist-May

Jerry’s Cheesecakes expands services


Doyle Shea is expanding Jerry’s Cheesecakes in Miami Township. serves 8 for just $15. We also offer a 10-percent discount on cakes every Monday,” said Shea. Jerry’s Cheesecakes remains open during the renovation, and there are a number of cakes on hand for immediate purchase. For best selection, Shea recommends preordering cakes, especially during the holidays. For more information, call Jerry's Cheesecakes at 248-1935 or visit

History Readers Book Club busy with pageturners, trips By Kellie Geist-May

After just more than a year from the first meeting, the History Readers Book Club has become an active group of readers, travelers and listeners. This band of busy-bodies dives into books filled with local lore and Cincinnatiarea history and mystery. After each book, they have discussions, but it’s also common for them to invite speakers and even take trips to places represented in the stories. The book club is part of the Milford Area Historical Society and meets at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., and the Milford Mystery Library, 19 Water St. “Part of the historical society’s mission is to interpret history and this is just another opportunity to do that through local stories,” said Donna Amann, the historical society’s administrator. “I love the interest and passion our book club members bring. Everyone has a different perspective and sometimes I process our discussions for days.” While not all the books are strictly Cincinnati-related, most of them do have some local connection, Amann said. The group has read books such as “A Reliable Wife” by Robert Goolrick, “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons, the Woman Who Created Talk TV” by Michael Banks, “Defending Donald Harvey: The Case of America’s Most Notorious Angel-of-Death” by William Whalen and Bruce Martin and “Girl Singer” by Rosemary Clooney, and “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. Group co-founder Mary

Lou Rose said the members combine a love for history and reading with a desire to explore local stories. “Many of the people in the group are not native to this area, so some of these stories are new to us,” she said. “We regularly have 10 to 15 people come to discuss the books we read.” In addition to their monthly discussions, the group has heard speakers including Bruce Martin, who talked about Donald Harvey both at the time of his crimes and now; Dave Heckman, who spoke about Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley after the group read “The Colonel and Little Missie;” and Delhi Historical Society member Peg Schmidt who did a presentation about George Remus after they read “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden. They’ve also taken a trip to Augusta, Kentucky, after reading a story about Rosemary Clooney and are planning to venture to Georgetown, Ohio. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. While they sometimes meet at the Milford Mystery Library, the next two meetings will be at the Promont House Museum. They’ll discuss “Add One Dead Critic” by Cathie John at their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 2, and “Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth” by Stacy Cordery at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6. “We’re a very open and comfortable group,” Rose said. “We’d love to have more members – even if they can’t come every time.” For more information or for a list of upcoming books, visit www.milfordhistory. net or call the historical society at 248-0324.

CLERMONT CO. - When Glen Este High School teacher Eric Grippa first started teaching, he was surprised at some of the things he heard in the classroom. “I was so excited to have a job that I would tell everyone what I saw during the school day … People would start asking me what the kids said that week in class and it became almost like a stand-up routine,” he said. Grippa heard just about everything – from students calling cities planets to claiming that Sandra Day O’Connor was the first African American. He was telling some veteran teachers about his students when one said, “If I had written down the things I heard, I could write a book.” “That’s when it clicked,” Grippa said. Whenever a student said something notable in his biology class, Grippa would jot it down on a legal pad. Word got out he might use those quotes in a book someday and, last school year, that day came. Grippa published his book, “What Did You Say? Unbelievable Things That My High School Students Have Said,” through The book is broken into three parts: Miscues, trivia questions and the “general lack of common knowledge.” It includes comments from kids he taught at Goshen High School and at Glen Este High School. The comments in the book are straight from his students, but Grippa, who lives in New Richmond, only used first names to give them a degree of anonymity. He also provided some additional notes and set-up for some of the entries. “I’ve been accused of being somewhat witty, so a lot of these (entries) include either what I said or what I


Glen Este High School teacher Eric Grippa recently published a book called “What Did You Say?” The book is a collection of funny things his students have said in his 17 years of teaching.

What Did You Say? A few samples from the book

• The strings on a violin are made from what animal? The alligator. • Steve once confessed to me that he didn’t know the alphabet all the way to 100. • Darren tried to convince me that he went to Australia … he rode a kangaroo. • The world was invented by the Big Bad Boom.


In his book, Glen Este High School teacher Eric Grippa remembers some of the craziest things his students had said over the years.

wanted to say in response,” he said. “It’s just good, harmless fun. There’s quite a bit of sarcasm, but I’ve yet to hear anyone say I’ve gone over the line.” The students are among the new author’s biggest fans. “The kids were all excited when they heard I’d published the book. I got the first 100 copies and they went quickly – mostly to colleagues and students. I would see them reading them between classes and in the hallways,” Grippa said. “I gotten a lot of positive feedback. People seem to think it’s pretty funny.” Glen Este staff member Kathy Demarko, who used to be one of Grippa’s students, said it’s really

Grippa who makes the book, not just the funny commentary. “He’s just a phenomenal teacher and he’s fun to be around. Having a teacher you know and respect put together a clever book like this makes it a great, quick read. The kids just love him and I think that tells you something,” she said. “I think it would be cute to find that something you said made the book – but thank God I’m not in it.” Demarko said she’s bought more than 10 copies to pass along to friends and former students. But just because Grippa’s published the book doesn’t mean his legal pad is left untouched. “I’m continuing to write them down. Honestly, I’ve been doing it for 17 years and I can’t stop. Maybe there’s room for a second book – we’ll see,” Grippa said. You can buy “What Did You Say?” directly from or You can also order it from Amazon, download it electronically or order it on iTunes. For more about the book and extra snippets, visit For more about your community, visit

Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn opens in Milford

By Emily Sullivan

Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn has opened a new location in Milford’s Rivers Edge on Chamber Drive. The new 16,500-squarefoot building is Facet’s largest location and offers a selection of new and preowned jewelry, musical instruments and equipment, firearms and electronics. Facet has a jeweler onsite to professionally repair jewelry when needed.

Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn is a family-owned business. Owners Dan Lloyd, president, and Jamie Stowell, vice president, are siblings. Their father, a retired jeweler, works parttime in the store. The Milford location will have giveaways, specials and sales throughout the month of October in celebration of the store’s grand opening. Facet also has a location in Amelia. For details, visit


Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn has opened a new location in Milford’s Rivers Edge on Chamber Drive. The new, 16,500-square-foot building is Facet’s largest location and offers a selection of new and pre-owned jewelry, musical instruments and equipment, firearms and electronics. Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn is a family-owned business. From left are siblings Dan Lloyd, president, and Jamie Stowell, vice president.



September 28, 2011



Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Writing for the Love of It, 4-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Weekly through Nov. 3. For teen girls. $75. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Family friendly. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. Ages 16 and up. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba Fitness with Sue. 3794900. Mount Carmel.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


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


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


Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 8317297; Milford. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 3 0


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hamer Lodge No. 228 Sixth Masonic District, 270 E. Main St., Fish or pork tenderloin sandwich, fries, slaw, hot dogs for children, dessert and beverages. $5.50, $2.75 children. Presented by Order of the Eastern Star Owensville Chapter No. 370. 753-7209. Owensville.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Feminine Wisdom Retreat, 6-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Daily through Oct. 2. Journey of the chakra energy centers, learning how the chakra system can be a powerful and integrative tool for self-care. $300 single; $250 double occupancy. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


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

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK The Roasters, 9:30 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777. Milford.


The Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show will bring a variety of vintage cars to the Clermont County Fairgrounds, along with some live music, dance contests, adult and children’s games and more from 6:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 30; 8 a.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 1 and 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday, Oct. 2. The event benefits Shriners Hospital. Cost is $5 spectators and $5 parking. Call 732-0522 or visit Pictured is member Gary and Debbie Napier’s 1929 Ford.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Kids Night 15 & Under are free. Foot races on front stretch. Racers Feeding Families event: racers and race fans donate canned goods to help needy families and also receive chance to win race tickets, race wear, products and gift certificates. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg. Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 6:30 a.m.-midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Music by Cincy Rockers 7 p.m. Vintage cars 1970 or older. Benefits Shriners Hospital. Family friendly. $5 for spectators; $5 parking. Presented by Fastiques Rod and Custom. 732-0522; Owensville.



Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

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Latex Paint Collection, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Bring leftover latex paint that has not been frozen. Bring cans half-full or more. Paint collected will be taken to the Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash for use in their second use programs. Free. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Frontier Scouts Weekend. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866937-8337; Williamsburg. Slime Time, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by Sept. 27. Slugs, snails, salamander, toad eggs and fungus are just a few of the slimy things that can be found in nature. Look at a few slimy critters, then make your own slime. $4 per family. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Sinatra Night, 5-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Special guest: Kalie Kaimann, teen singing sensation. Theme: Great American Songbook. Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Fall Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Shop Friday for bargains beginning at 25 cents or Saturday fill as many of provided paper bags for $5. $2. 232-4420. Anderson Township.





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Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Frontier Scouts Weekend. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Free parking. Rain or shine. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg.


Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Homestead site of Maj. Gen. William Lytle. Museum and dairy house built in 1800 and is oldest building in Clermont County. Appointments also available. Free. 724-7790; Williamsburg.



Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 8 a.m.midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, Music by Phil Dirt and the Dozers 7 p.m. $5 for spectators; $5 parking. 732-0522; Owensville.


Fall Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, $2. 232-4420. Anderson Township.


Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; Milford.


Pumpkin Run Nationals Car Show, 8 a.m.midnight, Clermont County Fairgrounds, $5 for spectators; $5 parking. 732-0522; Owensville.


Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland school district and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. M O N D A Y, O C T . 3


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

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Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.

Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:156:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.




Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 5

DINING EVENTS WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford. EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.

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


Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 8318039; Miami Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, Free. 248-2999. Milford. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 4



Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s newest production is “God of Carnage,” through Oct. 1 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. It is a comical tale of parents behaving badly. For tickets, visit or call 513-421-3888. Pictured are Anthony Marble, Triney Sandoval , Susan Louise O’Connor, and Eva Kaminsky in the production.

Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Owen Roe Tasting featuring Meritt Olson, national sales director for Owen. $55. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email; Milford. EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


The Broadway musical, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be at the Aronoff Center through Oct. 9. It features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score. Tickets start at $27.50. Visit or call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Dane Agostinis as Beast and Emily Behny as Belle.

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Soup plus bread equals a perfect rainy day meal It’s a soup and bread kind of day: drizzly rain, a bit chilly, and the sun hasn’t broken through the clouds at all. The recipes I’m sharing are perfect for autumn. I encourage you to try the bread. You won’t believe how easy it is, less than 5 minutes mixing up the dough, and by hand! Everyone will think it came from an artisan bakery. It’s the perfect accompaniment to my restaurantstyle black bean soup.

Rita’s black bean soup, like Panera’s

For Gerri. This is a good, basic black bean soup that is as close to Panera’s as I can get. But I’ll share yours, too, so don’t be shy about sending it in. Feel free to add more of any of the seasonings. 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 generous cup finely chopped celery 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 teaspoon cumin Pinch or 2 of thyme 2 cans, 15 oz approx. black beans, undrained 1 can vegetable or chicken broth, 14.5 oz size 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water Lemon juice to taste Cayenne pepper to taste Garnish: sour cream, cilantro Film a pot with olive oil. Add onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, cumin and

thyme. Cook until onions are soft but n o t brown. A d d one can of beans and Rita the can of Heikenfeld b r o t h . Rita’s kitchen Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, and cook about 10 minutes. Puree soup. I use a hand blender but you can use a potato masher – you’ll just get a chunkier soup. Add rest of beans and cornstarch mixture. Cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice to taste and cayenne if you like. Garnish as desired. Serves 6.

Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread

Variations of this recipe have been around a few years. It really is so easy, but I’ve given detailed instructions anyway since this is a very unorthodox way of baking bread. Don’t be put off, either, by my long explanation. The best pan for this is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 5-7 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. I use my Le Creuset enameled cast iron pan. Check out the photo of this beautiful, crusty, better than bakery, bread. For more photos of the bread, from start to finish, check out my blog at 3 cups bread flour, plus

bit more for dusting The original recipe says you can use either bread flour (it has more protein/gluten than all purpose so you get a more rustic texture) or all purpose. I’ve only made it with bread flour. 1 ⁄4 teaspoon instant yeast (Rapid rise) 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 11⁄2 cups + 1 tablespoon water Olive oil Flour or cornmeal for dusting (I used cornmeal) Whisk flour, yeast and salt together. Make a well in the center. Add water and stir with a spatula for about a minute, until blended. That’s all it takes, time wise. It will look wet and shaggy. Coat inside of a bowl with olive oil. Put dough in bowl and cover with wrap. Let rise 12-14 hours at room temperature, on counter if you want. It will double in size and still look real wet. Remove dough and fold over a couple of times. Lay it on the counter or whatever that has been dusted with flour. Let rest 15 minutes. Shape into a ball – the ball will be somewhat flat. Coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) that has been dusted with cornmeal or flour. Place dough on towel and cover with another towel. Let rise 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Now preheat your oven to 450 and while it’s preheating put the pan in with the lid on. Some recipes say to put the pan in the oven for at least 30


The best pan for this bread is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 57 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. minutes, but I find the 20 minutes it takes to preheat my oven is just fine. Carefully, with mitts,

take the pan out of the oven and remove the lid, again with mitts. Turn the dough over into the pot, bottom

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Goshen man is caregiver of the year Andrew Weigel, 20, of Goshen was nominated by Homewatch CareGivers to receive the National Family Caregiver of the Year award for his care of mother, Sandy Weigel. Weigel will receive eight hours of respite care from Homewatch CareGivers of Cincinnati, $100 cash, plus a scholarship to Homewatch CareGivers University and will be among the semifinalists for the title of National Family Caregiver of the Year and its $10,000 grand prize. “This award, now in its third year, is designed for people like Weigel,” said Lauri Sachs, owner of Homewatch CareGivers of Cincinnati. “As a company dedicated to providing the highest quality home care and helping families who need support providing home care to a loved one, we see the

devotion, love and kindness family caregivers provide to their mothers, fathers, siblings, children and spouses. Weigel’s commitment and resilience in providing his mother’s care is a heartwarming and inspirational story.” Shortly after beginning classes at Cincinnati State last fall, Weigel began caring for his mother who had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Weigel was home, trying to study, watch over his younger brother, and cope with his mother’s hospitalization. He ultimately decided to put school off for a year to care for his mother. “Finding myself in the role of my mother’s caregiver made me realize how important she is to me,” said Weigel. “I no longer take for granted her just being

around. I don’t know what I would do without her,” he said. The scholarship to Homewatch CareGivers University will allow Weigel to develop caregiving skills and training specific to his mother’s needs, while the eight hours of respite care provided by Homewatch CareGivers of Cincinnati will give him some needed assistance and the comfort of knowing someone is there to provide care for his mother in his absence, especially now that he has enrolled at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. The National Family Caregiver of the Year winner will be announced Oct. 24. For more information, visit


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Title insurance a safety net for those buying homes Today’s extremely low interest rates are prompting some people to look into getting their own home. Many are first-time buyers and, if you’re one of them, there’s one item you need to consider at the time of purchase. Tiah Collins of Westwood said she’s now learned the importance of buying what’s called title insurance. She and her husband had purchased a house on a land contract. “We paid the seller $1,500 a month from August 2006 to May 2007. At that time we were able to get approved for a loan through

Wells Fargo Bank,” she said. Collins said they bought the house and began making payments to Wells Fargo. But then, last Howard Ain year, she said, Hey Howard! “We got the sheriff knocking on our door saying the house had a ‘for sale’ date. The house was being foreclosed upon.” It turns out even though Collins was making her monthly mort-

gage payments, the loan belonging to the prior owner had never been paid off. “We were doing what we were supposed to do, but they say the seller’s loan was the first lien holder on the house,” Collins said. “Therefore, that was the best lien so … we’re just out.” Wells Fargo also sued Collins because the house was being taken over by that prior lender. Fortunately, Wells Fargo was able to get its loan paid in full because it had required Collins to buy title insurance on behalf of the bank. Unfortunately, the Collins didn’t buy title insurance for them-

selves so they lost the house to the first lender. Had the Collins’ bought an owner’s title insurance policy, it would have paid off the first lender and they could have remained in the house. “We didn’t buy title insurance because we didn’t know about it. We were first-time home buyers,” she said. On top of everything else, Collins said this whole affair is going to continue to haunt them because it’s going to go against their credit rating. “Had I known about title insurance, definitely I would have got-

ten it,” she said. Collins later sued the seller but the case was dismissed because no one was able to prove where the money went. Bottom line when buying a house, always hire an attorney to make sure you’re fully protected – especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. And be sure to consider buying a title insurance policy to protect yourself, not just your lender. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Library changes card management Free materials Over the course of the next several months, Clermont County Public Library is working to make it easier for patrons to manage multiple accounts by linking their account with their child’s account. The account linking process will take several months to complete. Those who sign up for new library cards will be linked automatically. As a parent or legal guardian, individuals are financially responsible for their child’s library fines. To reduce losses for the library and help individuals manage multiple accounts, the library will link the par-

ent or legal guardian’s account to their child’s account within the library’s financial system. “We’re hoping this helps prevent parents and guardians from finding out after the fact their child has several library materials that have been overdue for days or weeks,” said Executive Director David Mezack. “Our staff will be able to quickly check activity for our patrons on several accounts, simply by accessing the parent or guardians account. Many times individuals forget about items checked out on multiple cards. This will hopefully assist the patrons with

All linked accounts must remain in good standing with fines under $10 and no overdue items. those issues,” he said All linked accounts must remain in good standing with fines under $10 and no overdue items. Borrowing privileges for all linked accounts will be suspended until fines are paid and overdue items renewed or returned in good condition.

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Green ‘maters,’ zucchini are good this year Howdy folks, This coming Friday will be the first day of fall. The time and year is sure getting by us, don’t you think? We got the grass mowed at the farm, (Ruth Ann’s cousins). It was about 18 acres. This will be the last mowing for the horse pasture. Probably one more time for the yards. We got word a friend of ours’ mother had passed away. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed not only by her family, but by the community. This lady was a homemaker and very involved in the church and community. The church folks will miss Betty A. Arnold. Last week, Ruth Ann and I did a job we have been putting off. We defrosted one of the freezers, this was the upright one. Now we have a couple more to do. The zucchini plants are starting to produce. The first ones we

One feller played the fiddle or violin. It made me remember my dad. Dad played the fiddle. He tried to teach my brother and me to play the fiddle. But us boys didn’t have time for this. We needed to play as young folks do.

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planted the deer ate. Last week for the noon meal Ruth Ann fixed fried green ‘maters’ and zucchini rounds. Boy, what a meal. When a person can eat garden items, this is special and so healthy. We don’t use any spray on our garden. The bass tournament held each Tuesday evening by Mr. Bagley, had the fish off. The winning weight for two days was over 14 pounds of bass. That was good. Sunday while reading the Enquirer, we saw a picture of a couple that had celebrated 60

years of marriage. I have known this feller for several years. He was very involved in the community projects, clerk of courts and other involvement’s. They live in Florida in the winter. We called and talked to them and congratulated them. It had been many years since these folks were married in the Bethel Methodist Church their names are Mr. and Mrs. Simmons. While watching a program on television last week, the folks were playing music. One feller played the fiddle or violin. It made me remember my dad. Dad played the fiddle. I imagine

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Woods judge them. The categories are: The prettiest, the funniest, most original and I tried but … There were quite a number of cakes. I would not have liked to have been a judge. The folks did a fine job. The meal was wonderful prepared by Kate’s Carryout. Everyone enjoyed the meal and ate lots of seconds. The dessert was good with folks taking some home to eat later. That is what it is all about. The Bethel Lions Club always enjoy doing this for the folks. The first pancake breakfast for the season will be Oct. 29. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord that all of us try to serve. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


The signs of fall are here. Yard signs, that is. With an election just weeks away Nov. 8, large road signs and yard signs are everywhere. Political offices as well as state and local issues are up for election this year, including the senior services levy. I wonder if the high percentage of eligible voters that didn’t vote in the last two elections, regretted it later. I hope they did. There aren’t many good excuses for not voting. I hate to hear someone say his one vote doesn’t make a difference. The truth is every vote makes a difference. When we lived in Indiana, one local election was won by just two votes. If my husband and I had stayed home, it would have been a tie. My vote changed the election. OK, not my vote alone, but in conjunction with everyone else’s. The point is every vote was the deciding vote. In a non-presidential election year, only about 37 percent of voting age Americans actually vote. Polls show that senior citizens take more interest in debates, platforms and issues. Older adults are much more likely to be registered to vote, and much more likely to show up at the polls. The senior vote is beginning to look like a golden goose to candidates. In the last few elections, I have noticed attempts by both major parties to scare senior citizens into voting for their candidates. Most of the hype is distorted and unwarranted. Don’t cast an ignorant

when dad was young and living in Kentucky. Up one of the hollers in Russell Springs the entertainment was a dance. Dad tried to teach my brother and me to play the fiddle. But us boys didn’t have time for this. We needed to play as young folks do. Dad was a blacksmith and shod horses. I would be turning the handle of the blower and watching Dad make a horseshoe. He would turn around and say keep that blower going or the fire will go out. We are hoping to go fishing this afternoon after the nurse checks Ruth Ann’s leg where she had the surgery. It is about healed up, thank God. Monday evening the Bethel Lions Club entertained the folks at Bethel Woods with a meal. They always enjoy this program. The men of the club make cakes and the folks of Bethel

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Vietnam Veterans of American Buckeye State Council named the VVA Chapter 649 “Chapter of the Year” for 2011. The award is given to a chapter with outstanding achievement in areas of veterans services, chapter membership and community service. Chapter President Ken Williamson, right, accepted the award. Goshen Township resident and VVA 649 member Joanna Gregory, left, received the Associate Member of the Year Award for her outstanding service and contribution to the mission of the chapter. VVA Chapter 649 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road.

With United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area (Brown and Clermont counties) heading toward the second month of this year’s campaign, companies and individuals have been stepping up in many positive ways. Area companies conducting new campaigns include Meridian Mark Management (Holiday Homes), Lykins Companies, Inc., Pure Romance, and TATA


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Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services





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

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



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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am




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


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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

Nursery provided for all services

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

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

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

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


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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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 Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor CE-1001652113-01

Something for children at each service

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

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



“Encircling People with God’s Love”




681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Trinity United Methodist

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


Ages 3 through 12

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

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

10:45 a.m.


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Classes for every age group


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

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

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

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142


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

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.



Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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


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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176



One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

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

NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 10:30am

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

683-2525 •

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525


Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided 10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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

The Athenaeum Chorale will begin its 32nd season with Sunday Vespers at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. The chorale is under the direction of Athenaeum Music Director Anthony DiCello. The Rev. Anthony Brausch, vice rector of Athenaeum, will preside. The vespers will be in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s of the West Seminary. The chorale continues to inspire and delight listeners and worshippers in performances of great choral masterworks and sacred liturgical repertoire. The performance is free and open to the public. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Church members will offer this firstof-its-kind ministry for stepfamilies - A Step Ahead: The Journey of Blending Families. Most churches and communities have not addressed the needs of this growing sector of the population. Unfortunately, the divorce rate is high and statistics show that more than 50 percent of United States families are remarried or re-coupled and 1,300 new stepfamilies are forming every day. Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation ( will conduct this sevenweek workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 15. For more information, contact Meg King at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road in Miami Township.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12th-grade. The 39th annual Harvest Bazaar will be 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The event includes a turkey dinner starting at 5 p.m. with all the trimmings, plus a bake sale, silent auction gift baskets, crafts, a Christmas booth and “People to People” booth. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; www. and on Facebook.

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.



September 28, 2011


Annual fall campout to be held at fairgrounds Last year, 14 pots of chili were submitted. Friday night, the Wonders of the World 4-H Club is planning a dance. Music by the Mike & Dan Trio is being planned for Saturday night. All of these events are sponsored by the Clermont County Agricultural Society as a way to reach out to the community. Any proceeds from the weekend will go toward capital improvements since the agricultural society is a non-profit organization. Additional information as well

as applications for can be found on the fair’s website, There are plenty of campsites available. The fall campout is not the only thing happening on the fairgrounds during October. • The classic car show, known as the Pumpkin Run, will be held Sept. 30. Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. • The CNE Rockets baseball team, the Milford Longhorns baseball team and the CNE high school wrestling team will be sponsoring a haunted trail on the north end of the fairgrounds.

4-H members excel at 2011 Ohio State Fair

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First-year Ruff ‘N Stuff 4-H club member Conner Engle of Miami Township won a clock trophy at this year’s Ohio State Fair in the Junior Rope division. He also won first place at the Clermont County Fair for his knots, hitches, splices, lassos and halters. Engle accepted his clock trophy from award sponsor and presenter Randall Reeder of Will Rogers Today. THANKS TO ANNETTE ENGLE

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Clermont County 4-H members excelled at the 2011 Ohio State Fair. The following are a list of award winners provided by the Ohio State Extension Service, Clermont County office:

This will be the second year for the haunted trail and reports from last year’s trail were that it was one of the best in the area. The dates are Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday Oct. 22. • Friends of the Fair will host two events Saturday, Oct. 22, during the fall campout. Saturday afternoon, there will be a quarter auction held in the 4H Hall, and that evening, also in the 4-H Hall, a casino night. These events are open to the public and not restricted to the


For the fourth year in a row, the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville will be the site of a fall campout, using campsites throughout the grounds. All campsites are equipped with water and electric. Games for the kids are being planned as well as costume judging, hay rides, campfire storytelling and trick or treating. Campsites will be judged and prizes awarded for the scariest and the most seasonally decorated. One of the highlights of the weekend is the chili judging contest to be held Saturday afternoon.


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Sept. 2. Dee J. Rust, 34, lka 5468 S. Garrett, theft, Sept. 5. Constance P. Ransom, 21, 6563 Ohio 132, theft, Sept. 5. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Sept. 5. Christina A. Pitzer, 22, 969 Ohio 28 No. 116, domestic violence, Sept. 6. Amy L. Brogan, 30, 104 Arrowhead Trail, domestic violence, Sept. 7. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Sept. 7. Nicholas S. Giudice, 21, 1286 Sandtrap, theft, Sept. 7. Shane M. Mitchell, 30, 2163 Oakwood, domestic violence, Sept. 8. Richard Showalter, 43, 1342 Woodville, failure to comply, reckless driving, driving under suspension, Sept. 9. Constance P. Ransom, 21, 6563 Ohio 132, theft, Sept. 9. Leah R. Parsons, 28, 969 Ohio 28 No. 87, disorderly conduct, Sept. 10. Robert L. Bull Jr., 22, 3 Wildwood Drive, weapons while intoxicated, resisting arrest, criminal damage, Sept. 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 707 Arrowhead, Sept. 12.

Attempted theft

Male received bad check via scam on Craig’s List (Internet) at 3007 Arrowhead Trail, Sept. 2.

Breaking and entering

Lawn mower, etc. taken; $690 at 5385 Sugar Camp, Sept. 10.


Tools taken; $250 at 6073 Deerfield, Sept. 3. Heat pump, wire, etc. taken from residence; $4,100 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 76, Sept. 10.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 5869

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Winchester, Sept. 5. Door damaged at 5925 Meadow Creek, Sept. 9. Glass door broken at Doctors Urgent Care at Ohio 28, Sept. 9.

Criminal mischief

Breezeway and dumpster spray painted at 1187 Brightwater, Sept. 4. House and vehicle egged at 1128 Glen Echo, Sept. 4. Eggs thrown at mobile home at 969 Ohio 28 No. 87, Sept. 5.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 902 Carpenter, Sept. 3. Trespassing on property at 1374 Lela Lane, Sept. 5.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 48, Sept. 2. At Blue Ridge Way, Sept. 6. At Ohio 28, Sept. 10. At Ohio 28, Sept. 6. At Holland Drive, Sept. 9. At Arrowhead Trail, Sept. 7. At Ohio 28, Sept. 11. At Oakwood Drive, Sept. 8.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5990 Woodsbend Drive, Sept. 7. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1301 Woodville, Sept. 9.


Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 5401 Sugar Camp, Sept. 2. Laptop computer taken from vehicle at 6746 Miami Woods, Sept. 3. Money taken at Putters; $53.48 at Signal Hill Court, Sept. 3. iPhone and wallet taken from vehicle at 902 Loveland Miamiville, Sept. 4. AC unit taken at 5836 Buckwheat, Sept. 5. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5890 Buckwheat, Sept. 4. Cash etc. taken from vehicle; $425 at 978 Paxton Lake, Sept. 5. Stereo taken from vehicle at 1525

Pointe Drive, Sept. 5. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $53 at Ohio 28, Sept. 5. Cash and medication taken from Doctor’s Urgent Care; $70 cash at Ohio 28, Sept. 5. Cash and a key taken from room at 6415 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 2. Stereo equipment taken from vehicle; $1,100 at 1259 Ohio 28, Sept. 6. Narcotics signed out with no authorization at Clermont Nursing at Ohio 28, Sept. 7. AC unit taken from model home; $2,000 at 1261 Ridgewood, Sept. 7. Clothing taken from Kohl’s; $78 at Ohio 28, Sept. 7. iPod and charger taken from vehicle at Oasis Golf Course at Loveland Miamiville, Sept. 7. Medical items taken from Meijer; $11 at Ohio 28, Sept. 7. Tire taken from storage unit at 1187 Brightwater No. 9, Sept. 7. Copper taken from cell tower; $3,500 at 6661 Branch Hill Guinea Road, Sept. 8. Merchandise taken form Meijer; $178 at Ohio 28, Sept. 8. Money and license taken from vehicle at 5707 Linden Drive, Sept. 10. Beer taken from Kroger; $16 at Ohio 28, Sept. 9. Pieces of metal taken from Akers Auto Service; $4,000 at Elm Avenue, Sept. 9. Tire taken; $250 at 1285 Pebble Brooke Trail, Sept. 9. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $60 at Ohio 28, Sept. 9. Wheels/tires taken from Tresters Auto Parts; $300 at Ohio 28, Sept. 9. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $13.11 at Ohio 28, Sept. 9. G-pod, etc. taken from vehicle at 1389 Wade Road, Sept. 10. Metal items taken from Chopper Works; $1,000 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 10. AC unit taken from Gentle Dentistry; $5,000 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 10.

Courdney D. Bentley, 27, 6716 Palmetto, warrant, Sept. 16. Jeremy A. Berrier, 23, 2048 Oakbrook, recited, Sept. 13. Suryakant Bharuchaq, 54, 18 Concord Woods, sell/furnish/minor, Sept. 18. Alexandra M. Boltz, 21, 6104 Pine Meadows Drive, recited, Sept. 12. Chelsea L. Carman, 21, 900 Mohawk No. 6, stop after accident, failure to reinstate, Sept. 14. Jill A. Carman, 45, 900 Mohawk No. 6, warrant, Sept. 15. Bell Delaney, 20, 2226 Highland, drug abuse, Sept. 13. Roger C. Dickey, 26, 128 Findlay St., drug abuse, Sept. 13. Shannon M. Greene, 21, 1595 Hilltree Drive, warrant, Sept. 16. Justin Harris, 33, homeless, recited, Sept. 18. Joseph R. Hawkins, no age given, 240 Laurel Ave., recited, Sept. 14. Two Juveniles, 12, theft, Sept. 12. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Sept. 13. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, obstructing official business, Sept. 17. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Sept. 17. Anthony Keiper, 42, homeless, theft, Sept. 12. Matt Marceau, 23, 101 Edgecombe No. 7, domestic violence, Sept. 16. Sheri Masten, 23, 101 Edgecombe No. 7, domestic violence, Sept. 16. Brock Ramsey, 21, 3688 Springdale Road, contempt of court, Sept. 16. Cynthia A. Rigsby, 54, 1141 Wellesley Ave., driving under influence, Sept. 18. Francisca Vazquez, 23, 1936 E. Greenfield, recited, Sept. 12. Elisha E. Wiley, 33, 857 Clearfield Lane, expired license plate, Sept. 16. Kortnie E. Wilson, 18, 4779 Savage Road, drug abuse, paraphernalia, underage consumption, Sept. 13.

Gasoline not paid for at Kroger and nozzle damaged on delivery truck; $40 gas at Ohio 28, Sept. 2.

Drug abuse



Theft, criminal damage


James D. Baker Jr., 32, 6461 Smith Road, theft, Sept. 15.

Incidents/investigations Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill received at Dr. Fixler’s at 231 Main St., Sept. 12.

Domestic violence

At Edgecombe Drive, Sept. 16.

Controlled substance found in vehicle during traffic stop at Edgecombe Drive, Sept. 13. Bank robbery reported at 782 Main St., Sept. 12.


Energy drinks taken from United Dairy

Farmers at 702 Main St., Sept. 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $42 at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 15. Unlisted items taken from Spitz Electric at 795 U.S. 50, Sept. 16. Sign taken at 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Sept. 16. Gasoline not paid for at 439 Main St., Sept. 16. Several items taken at 804 Main St., Sept. 18. Vehicle broken into at 50 Rivers Edge, Sept. 18. Theft by employee reported at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 960 Lila Ave., Sept. 15.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Joy Crisp, 51, 628 Bayshore Road No. 11, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession. Constance Ransom, 21, 6563 Ohio 132, theft, drug instruments, paraphernalia. William Snider, 31, 178 Barry, assault, aggravated burglary, domestic violence.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 6767 Linton, Sept. 4.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 139F, Aug. 30.

Criminal damage

At 2 Park Ave., Aug. 30. At 1395 Gibson, Sept. 5.


At 6283 Traylor Lane, Sept. 3. At 1822 Parker Road, Sept. 4. At 1583 Ohio 28, Sept. 5. At 6757 Goshen Road, Sept. 9. At 1507 Ohio 28, Aug. 30.


At 1305 Country Lake Circle, Aug. 30. At 195 Lakeshore Court, Aug. 30. At 7135 Thompson, Sept. 4. At 6835 Oakland, Sept. 5.

Public indecency

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 5, Sept. 2.


At 1429 Woodville, Aug. 31. At 5712 Crawford, Aug. 31. At 5616 Ivy Lane, Sept. 2. At 7092 Shiloh, Sept. 2. At 1705 Ohio 28, Sept. 4. At 1505 W. Meadowbrook, Sept. 5. At 6808 Clarawill, Sept. 5. At 1101 Country Lake, Sept. 9. At 1828 Woodville, Sept. 9.


About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721. Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200. Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500.


At 6755 Linton Road, Sept. 5.


Henry Thomas Haas, 22, 4137 Gordon St., Cincinnati, Mount receiving stolen property at 6684 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 18. Amanda Nicole Braden, 24, 905 Walnut St., No. 2, Milford, identity fraud, receiving stolen property at 749 Ohio 28, Milford, Sept. 15.

Incidents/investigations Arson

At 6760 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 14.

Breaking and entering

At 6760 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 14.


At 3001 Meek Road, Goshen, Sept. 16.

Criminal damaging/endangering At 6760 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 14.

Identity fraud

At 749 Ohio 28, Milford, Sept. 15.

Receiving stolen property

At 6684 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, July 18. At 749 Ohio 28, Milford, Sept. 15.


At 5982 Goshen Road, Goshen, Sept. 18.



The following requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central.


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Patricia Palmer, Goshen, deck, 6574 Redemption Drive, Goshen Township, $15,000. Richard Tedford, Loveland, HVAC, 6685 Ohio 48, Goshen Township. Lauren Dulle, Loveland, alter, 1495 W. Meadowbrook, Goshen Township. Linda Royal, Williamsburg, addition, 5186 Glancy Corner Marathon Road, Jackson Township. Pendery Construction Inc., Loveland, alter, 1048 Red Bird, Miami Township, $14,500. Zobrist Design Group, Cincinnati, alter, 976 Paxton Lake, Miami Township, $30,000. Chisman Electric, Loveland, alter, 1405 Wade Road, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1750 Millbrook, Miami Township. National Heating & AC Co., Cincinnati, HVAC, 10 Commons, Miami Township. Hughes Construction Co., Okeana, alter, 6528 Oriskany Drive, Miami Township. The Stauffer Construction Co., Mason, garage, 1865 Cole Farm Lane, Miami Township, $48,000. The Service Pros, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5010 McKay Road, Stonelick Township. Christine Henges, Blanchester, alter, 6294 Hunt Road, Wayne Township. Michael Farrell, Loveland, HVAC, 6114 Pine Meadows, Goshen Township. Donald Combs, Loveland, alter, 1779 Parker Road, Goshen Township. Anthony Wolfer, Williamsburg, HVAC, 3452 Ohio 50, Jackson Township. Thomas Landscaping & Construction, Walton, Ky., deck, 6457 Brittany Lane, Miami Township, $3,500. Legend Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 6391 Mueller Lakes, Miami Township, $8,000. Serv Pro of N.W. Cincinnati, alter, 5558 Dry Run Road, Miami Township, $70,000. James Meere, Milford, HVAC, 5666 Willnean, Miami Township. G & C Renovations, Batavia, alter, 5776 Wade Road, Miami Township. Jeffrey Sand, Loveland, HVAC, 6618 Miami Trails, Miami Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5550 Falling Wood, Miami Township, $176,000; new, 5614 Wittmer Meadows, $139,000. Adelaida Lapid, Milford, garage, 5693 Sherwood, Miami Township, $6,000.

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September 28, 2011



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


CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Robert S Neff Sr., et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. Johnathan E. Hopper, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. vs. Angela G. Lewis Day, et al., foreclosure. Well Fargo Bank NA vs. Samuel J. Butcher, et al., foreclosure. Safe Auto Insurance Co. vs. Jeanne Marie Paddock, et al., other civil. Discover Bank vs. Virginia R. Cox, et al., other civil. Bruce Meadows vs. Pro Touch Inc., other civil. Mike Castrucci Ford Sales Inc., et al., vs. James A. Defelice, other civil. Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Bruce L . Sams, other civil. Goverment Employees Ins., et al., vs. Teresa M. Stewart, other civil. W.M. Shebesta LLC vs. Tri State Timber Co. LLC, et al., other civil. Charles T. Peters vs. Miami Township/Steve Buehrer, worker’s compensation. Victoria Miller vs. CCH Clermont NCC Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation. Vicki Nimmo vs. Wallick Properties Midwest LLC/Steve Buehrer Administrator, et al., worker’s compensation. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Jeremy Sponcil, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert L. Biglow, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Sam Liberto, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Louis Dale Snyder Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Deborah K. Servitto, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kenneth S. Roehrich (deceased), et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. Matthew W. Haas, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. John R. Fehrmann, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Louise Dale Snyder Jr., et al., foreclosure. National Bank and Trust Co. vs. Robert R. Read, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kristopher J. Willis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Patrick C. Holton, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Douglas W. Gall, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jeffrey W. Perkins, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Tris C. Rorick, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Joseph G. Jermer IV, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Gail D. Rich, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Bank vs. JAJO Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure.

Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Linda C. Balzhiser, et al., foreclosure. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Damen Hillard, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. James L. Wethington, et al., foreclosure. Penny Mac Loan Services LLC vs. John P. Hurley, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. David P. Montgmery, et al., foreclosure. National Bank and Trust vs. Scott D. Glazier, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger vs. John H. Wesley, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger vs. William E. Alcorn, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kelly C. Nixon, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America successor by merger vs. Scott C. Schultz, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. George McVicker, et al., foreclosure. Union Savings Bank vs. Erika Payne, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Patricia A. Smith, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Thomas P. Steiner, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Francis Rapp Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Gregory S. Buchanan, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Naomi Ruth Young, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Christina D. Freeman, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Ronald L. Carpenter, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Kenneth Griffith, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Homer Kenneth Hopper, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Michael Warren, et al., foreclosure. Ruebel Family Limited Partnership Pll vs. Linda Fraley as Clermont County Auditor, administrative appeal. FIA Card Services NA vs. Deanna M. Burdick, other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Linda Baker, other civil. Midland Funding LLC vs. Linda Frank, other civil. Gary L. Hodge vs. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., other civil. FirstMerit Bank NA vs. Joseph M. Miller, et al., other civil. Sallie Mae Inc. vs. Michael C. Schneider, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Gregory T. Evans, et al., other civil.


Melissa Wagers vs. Robert L. Wagers Benjamin L. Coulter vs. Cynthia Coulter Joseph A. Popham vs. Taylor R. Popham James H. Gabriel vs. Michelle Gabriel Jennifer B. Witsken vs. John A. Witsken Carrie Birkle vs. Roger Birkle Betty R. Silver vs. Eugene L. Silver

Christine A. Reeder vs. Rodney J. Reeder Ihsan Dayi vs. Carolyn Dayi Cathy Skelton vs. David Skelton Laura J. Burnside vs. Gary Burnside II Saundra K. Jamison vs. Robert E. Jamison Jr. Troy L. Collier vs. Kimberly C. Collier Jeannine M. Imbus vs. David E. Imbus Renee S. Tetrault vs. Geoffrey P. Tetrault Deborah L. Schrichten vs. Stephen H. Schrichten Charles G. Harmon vs. Patricia S. Harmon Rebecca Hensley vs. Jeremy W. Hensley Carolyn Bruemmer vs. Leo A. Bruemmer Amanda Hall vs. Harley Hall IV Rhonda Bene vs. Michael Bene Hope Carver vs. Amaury Desiqueira Helen M. Howey vs. Mark E. Howey


Lynda J. Ernst vs. Allen D. Ernst Dana R. French vs. Todd C. French Denina Bartrum vs. James Bartrum Gary L. Haynes Jr. vs. Loretta M. Haynes Phillip C. Nause vs. Lucinda M. Nause William C. O’Connor vs. Beverly J. O’Connor Sara Garrett vs. Brandon Garrett Tammie Marks vs. Dylan Marks Tess Bell vs. William Bell Zigmund J. Glichowski vs. Ashley N. Glichowski Jennifer D. Clancy vs. Thomas K. Clancy Andrew F. Wilson vs. Hannah R. Wilson Crystal Halcomb vs. Logan Schwab Ronda Planck-Preston vs. J.D. Preston Eric Althaus vs. Kari M. Althaus Brenda Moore vs. James D. Moore


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Adam Giovonni Higg-Tolliver, 23, 313 E. 43rd St., Covington, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Merdia Bowling Jr., 43, 2376 Elklick Road, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Danielle Nichole Stewart (aka Murphy), 31, 1461 East Mount Eden Road, Russell Springs, KY, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. William Donald Durbin, 41, 1972 Kentucky Ave., Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement.

DEATHS Ruth Clock

Ruth Pierce Clock, 79, Goshen, died Aug. 21. She owned the Old Coach House Restaurant in Amelia. Survived by children Charlene (David) Collins, Edward Sr. (Charlene) of Amelia, Martin (Patty) Clock, Karen (James) Maynard, Laura (Jay) Partin; siblings Frank, Bryan, Richard Pierce, Jeanette Quisenberry, Virginia Houlihan, Susan Yeager; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Leonard Clock. Services were Aug. 14 at Moore Family Funeral Home.

Edward Doggett

Edward Ralph Doggett, 57, Goshen Township, died Sept. 5. Survived by siblings Alan (Sally), Thomas (Cathy) Doggett, Nancy (Jerry) Fletcher, Audrey Moore, Vivien (Larry) Carmichael; seven nieces and nephews. Services were Sept. 8 at Evans Funeral Home.

Janice, John Foster; aunts and uncles. Services were Sept. 13 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Team Chandler Inc., P.O. Box 222, Goshen, OH 45122 or at any Fifth Third Bank.

John Fox

John V. Fox, 82, Goshen, died Sept. 17. He was a diesel mechanic. He was worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Linden Chapter 348, and past master of Marathon Masonic Lodge No. 348 F&AM. Survived by wife Ronda Fox; children J. Fred Fox, Deborah Brehm, Luanne Riley, Roger, René Weaver, Wendy Lippert, Robin Wennersten; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Services were Sept. 20 at Marathon Masonic Lodge. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Daniel Keenan

Dannie Leilani Eggers, 67, Milford, died Sept. 11. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Hill Eggers; sons Daniel, James Eggers; brother Terry Keller. Preceded in death by sister Patricia Hoehn. Services were Sept. 15 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Daniel Allen Keenan, 77, Batavia, died Sept. 4. He was a pediatric dentist with a practice in Milford. Survived by wife Jeanne Nordeman Keenan; sons Kevin, Daniel, Chris Keenan; grandchildren Daniel, Abigail, Sean, Meghan, Colin, Ryan, Connor; siblings Tom, Roy Keenan, Nan Galvin. Preceded in death by brother Tim Keenan. Services were Sept. 9 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Shelby Foster

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Shelby Marie Foster, Goshen Township, died Sept. 9. She was a student at Goshen High School. Survived by parents Jerry, Debra Foster; Foster sister Rebecca Fisher, twin brother Steven Foster; grandparents

Dorothy Cox Padgett, 86, Milford, died Sept. 18. Survived by children Bruce (Linda), Curt (Sheila) Padgett, Rena (Brent) Young; grandchildren Caylin, Ryan, Nicholas, Trisha Padgett, Vanessa Davis; great-grandchildren Merrick, Brody Padgett. Preceded in death by husband Carlos “C.K.” Padgett, son Robert Padgett. Services were Sept. 21 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Betty Pence

Betty Pence, 75, formerly of Milford, died Sept. 6. Survived by daughter Debra Walker; grandson Donald Tracy; great-grandsons Wesley, William Tracy; siblings Fred Jr., Roy Pence. Preceded in death by grandson Roy Tracy, three sisters. Services were Sept. 12 at Evans Funeral Home.

Dominic Randolph

Dominic Randolph, 86, Anderson Township, formerly of Amelia and Pierce Township, died Aug. 25. Survived by children Charles (Rose), Gary (Amy), Jennifer, Joseph (Linda), James (Mari) Randolph, Sheila (Larry) Jacobs, Diana (John) Saunderson, Linda (Shawn) Dean, Elizabeth (Mark) Hall; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Jean Randolph. Services were Sept. 1 at St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: National Alliance for Mental Illness, Clermont County Chapter, 4030 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45255.

Harry Robbins

Harry Robbins, Milford, died Sept. 18. Survived by children Karen (Bill) Cochran, Sharen, Kristine Hendy, Mike; grandchildren Tina Mendez, Jeffrey, Jonathan Cochran, Mitchell, Kara Hendy, Ashley, Jared Baldock; nephew Tommy “Whitey” Klein, niece Barbara Stanforth. Preceded in death by wife Reba Robbins. Services were Sept. 23 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Peter Schulcz Jr.

Peter Andrew Schulcz Jr., 74, died Sept. 17. He was a salesman. He was an Army veteran. Survived by wife Mary Alice

Ian Kane Simpson, 19, 4372 Eastwood Drive, Apt. 1102, Batavia, receiving stolen property, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Kevin D. Dorf, 34, 103 Winding Way, Unit J, Covington, grand theft, tampering with records, Union Township Police. Scott Lee Neumeister, 37, 611 River St., Brookville, IN, grand theft of a motor vehicle, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Angela Lynn Vandegrift, 40, 1713 Mears Ave. Apt. 1, Cincinnati, grand theft of a motor vehicle, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Joshua Elliot Iker, 34, 1910 W. Hall Road, New Richmond, theft, Milford Police. Christopher Benjamin Crowell, 28, 113 Southern Trace F, Cincinnati, forgery, receiving stolen property, passing bad checks, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Andrew Russell Farquer, 25, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road No. 25, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Edwin Lee Robinson, 21, Clermont County Jail, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Wesley S. Miller, 22, 3991 Afton Elklick Road, Batavia, rape, gross sexual imposition, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ashley Nicole Collette, 25, 600 University Lane No. 215, Batavia, possession of heroin, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert Lee Taylor, 23, 600 University Lane No. 215, Batavia, possession of heroin, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Vance Aaron Durbin (aka Bailey), 19, Clermont County Jail, receiving stolen property, Miami Township Police. Eric Michael Brabant, 24, 3974 Piccadilly Square, Apt. F, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Miami Township Police. Timothy Lee Siler, 24, 1292 Blue Ridge Way, Milford, burglary, Miami Township Police. David Lee Pelcha, 27, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon John Bloemker, 31, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gavin Douglas Connor, 29, 1302 Crotty Court No. 4, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Andrea Marie Dufresne, 35, 474 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Courtney Beth Leever, 21, 1962 Antioch Road, Hamersville, deception

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Jacob Silver

Jacob Michael Silver, 26, died Sept. 18. He was a truck driver for Custom Built Crate. Survived by parents Donald (Leona) Silver Jr., Wendy (John) Auckerman; sisters Megan Auckerman, Katlin, Olivia Silver; grandparents Donald Silver Sr., Ron, Kathy Westmeyer, Anna Auckerman; many cousins, aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by grandparents Sylvia Silver, Jack Auckerman. Services were Sept. 23 at ValeHoskins Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Naomi Teeters

Naomi E. Teeters, 91, Milford, died Sept. 17. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Peggy Kuhn, Pat (Frank) Kayden, Judy Fingerhut, Mary (Ken) Selby, Janet (Barry) Kinsey; sister Mary Plymale; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Russell Teeters. Services were Sept. 21 at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West, Westland, Mich. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Amanda May Pryor, 24, Clermont County Jail, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey D. Burgess, 39, 119 Simmons Ave., Peebles, Ohio operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Carl Douglas Walker, 68, 21036 Bella Terra Blvd., Estero, Florida having an unlawful interest in a public contract, tampering with evidence, tampering with records, theft in office, Union Township Police. Christian Tyler McClain, 20, 2479 U.S. 50, Fayetteville, illegal processing of drug documents, Owensville Police. Jennifer Lynn Cox, 30, 18733 Gauche Road, Fayetteville, misuse of credit cards, Union Township Police. Joshua Burns Cox, 33, Clermont County Jail, misuse of credit cards, Union Township Police. Michael James Gaghan, 31, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Dwjuan Clay Davis, 22, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Betty L. Lucas, 46, 200 2nd St., Moscow, theft, endangering children, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ashley Elizabeth Kovein, 21, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael E. Poehner, 53, 482 S. Broadway St., Williamsburg, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jacob Lee Snider, 23, 3322 Sandy Lane, Blanchester, illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, possession of heroin, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel W. Jones, 24, 6481 Cedar Lake Lane, Loveland, unlawful sexual conduct with minor, Goshen Police. Amanda Jean Moore, 25, 863 Prince Wood Ave., Kettering, possession of heroin, driving under suspension, Union Township Police. Drew Austin Brewster, 18, Clermont County Jail, grand theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property,

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burglary, Union Township Police. Anthony Maurice Nuttall Jr., 18, Clermont County Jail, grand theft of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, burglary, Union Township Police. Randall Wagers, 34, Clermont County Jail, receiving stolen property, forgery, Hamilton County Park District. Andrea Taylor, 32, 3650 Franklin Road, Felicity, receiving stolen property, forgery, Hamilton County Park District. John Howard Summerfield, 24, 3650 Franklin Road, Felicity, receiving stolen property, forgery, Hamilton County Park District. Daniel Ray Gentry, 28, 211 North Union St., Bethel, receiving stolen property, forgery, Hamilton County Park District. Tosha Renee Bishop, 33, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jason Ray Kaylor, 32, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, possessing criminal tools, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Mark G. Kirchoff, presiding Judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed Kirchoff’s sentence. In the matter of: Melissa R. Rainey vs. A. Matt Rainey, presiding Judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court’s decision, and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. In the Matter of: N.F., presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed the decision of the Clermont County Juvenile Court.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHOR ITY will be accepting applications for the SECTION 8 WAITING LIST effective October 10, 2011 until further notice. The Public Housing Waiting List remains closed until further notice. Applicants may fill out a preapplication on line at the Authority’s website Applications are no longer accepted at the Authority’s Administrative Office. Pre-applications must be properly completed to be accepted and only if the family composition and income is within HUD guidelines. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 732-6010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001665399 LEGAL NOTICE Robert Mention 958 Helen St. Milford, OH 45150 #95/96 Chelsea Dansberry 1775 Williams Ave #3 Cincinnati, OH 45212 #109 Kayla Burton 1101 Edgecomb Dr. #10 Milford, OH 45150 #147 John Feugate 4612 Ward St. Cincinnati, OH 45227 #270 Carol Brock 7121 Cozza dale Dr. Goshen, OH 45122 #281. You are hereby notified that your personal property now in Fortress Storage Milford, Ohio may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses or the property will be sold at public sale. The last day to obtain your property is 9/30/2011. 5544



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September 28, 2011

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


2559 Allegro Lane, Amber & James Wells Jr. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.1140 acre, $80,000. 7275 Frey Road, Kim & Samuel Miller Jr. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.9500 acre, $53,333.34. 6090 Marsh Circle, Kevin Scott Hamon, et al. to MidFirst Bank, 0.1705 acre, $166,119. Ohio 28, SBN REO LLC to Cincinnati Nature Center, $159,650. 1389 Teal Court, Tristate Holdings LLC to Bearcat Ventures LLC, 0.4590 acre, $41,900.


3792 U.S. Route 50, William & Helen Clem to Elmer & Maud Chambers, 0.2000 acre, $63,000.


5660 Bee Lane, Fred Rohrig to Judith Wright, trustee, $115,000. Bee Lane, Bonnie Chance & Beverly Garner to Bee Lane LLC, 5.1130 acre, $60,000. 1002 Birdhaven Way, Karen & Ron Jurgens to Susan Schoen, $130,000. 5722 Buckwheat Road, Manual Cruz, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $53,333.34. 5822 Mount Vernon Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Vincent George, $105,000. 1202 Neale Lane, Clotta & Eugene Hill to Elise Allen & Benjamin Williams, 0.9500 acre, $152,000. 2403 Traverse Creek Drive, Sheryl Dooley to Lauretta Miller, $135,000. 829 Wards Corner Road, Helmut Kellner, et al. to Citimortgage Inc., 0.7090 acre, $73,334.


Walnut Street, James & Sherry Waddle to Matt Post, 0.1150 acre, $75,000.


Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Henry Nipper to Michael Dunn, 0.9760 acre, $15,000. 2887 Monterey Road, Craig Gilkison to Kathleen & Gregory Vance, 0.5400 acre, $69,525.


2875 Cedarville Road, Estate of Alice Barker to Dan & Cristi Behler, 1.2300 acre, $38,000. 6716 Newtonsville Road, Maurine Herrmann, trustee to Michael & Debra Carreiro, 2.0000 acre, $92,500. Ohio 131, Russell Vogel Jr. to Adam & Natalie Schaible, 11.3500 acre, $35,000. 3228 Martin Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Sylvia & Ted Shelton, 1.0000 acre, $30,000. 5965 Newtonsville Hutchinson, Jackie Malott to EverBank, 2.2500 acre, $53,334.

BUSINESS NOTES Kemen joins CR architecture + design

Expanding offered services to now include program management, CR architecture + design announces its newest member to lead the charge, Program Manager Kevin Kemen. Kemen will have responsibility to establish and grow program management services at CR by setting systematic objectives and generating ideas for solving project issues that impact a client’s program. With oversight of the purpose and status of all projects in a program, Kemen will support projectlevel activity, coordinate resources across projects, exploit economies of scale, and reduce coordination costs and risks. Kemen is a veteran

Marine with 13 years of experience managing contracting and acquisition and the design and construction process as a government contractor, general contractor, construction manager and as an at-risk real estate developer. Prior to joining CR, Kemen served as the planning program management consultant for the U.S. Marine Corps/Marine Forces Pacific. He oversaw military construction coordination efforts and all infrastructure planning and programming for a $20-billion Marine Corps Base in Guam. The Milford resident earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Cincinnati and is a Certified Constructor with the American Institute of Constructors.

Sculpture Designs by Sal Villano Solo Show

AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts will host local wire sculpture artist, Sal Villano, in a solo show, Oct. 4 through Oct. 16, during regular store hours. An Artist’s Meet and Greet will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at AllyBeads, 16 Main St. in Milford. Villano will be available to discuss his collection of original beaded, Bonsai and wire tree art works. “Sal was with us earlier this year for a trunk show,” said JoEllen Miller, AllyBeads owner. “Customers were thrilled with his wire sculptures embellished with delicate bead work.” For more information, call AllyBeads at 513/8318300; or, visit


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Will Boggs, 8, left, of Milford watches Steven Thibodeaux, 8, of Indian Hill make adjustments to his LEGO windmill during the Junior Engineering camp at Cincinnati Country Day School’s Indian Hill campus.

Poster contest open for Ohio River Sweep 2012 CLERMONT COUNTY Students in primary and secondary schools are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012. Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand prize winner also will receive an award. A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level. The poster contest is open to students living in or attending schools in counties bordering the Ohio

River, or counties participating in the River Sweep. This includes all counties along the Ohio River in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. The 23rd annual River Sweep will be Saturday, June 16, 2012. River Sweep is a one-day cleanup project for the Ohio River and its tributaries. The sweep covers nearly 3,000 miles of shoreline from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Ill., and averages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. River Sweep is held to create an awareness of water quality problems caused by litter and illegal dumping. The poster contest, held in conjunction with River Sweep, is one

way to spread the word about litter prevention. Posters submitted for the contest should reflect this goal and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. The deadline for the River Sweep Poster Contest is Dec. 14. River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries. For more information about the River Sweep Poster Contest, or for complete contest rules and regulations, contact Jeanne Ison at 1-800-359-3977, or visit the website at www.

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Clermont Chamber of Commerce Oct. 20 will host Women’s Day 2011 … Your Personal Brand: Create it! Use it! This is the fifth annual women’s day planned by members of the Chamber’s Women’s Initiative Network Committee and is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Clermont and the Women’s Network of American Modern Insurance Group. The event is 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati- Eastgate. This half-day event features Jenn Stark, owner of Outcome Branding, and Kendra Ramirez, manager of Open Commerce for Ascendum Vora Innovation Center. Prior to launching Know Your Brand, Stark held

executive and leadership positions with both corporate and start-up organizations, leading communications initiatives to drive growth and brand recognition. Ramirez is a nationallyrecognized social media authority and was a finalist for the 2009 Social Media Innovator of the year award. Judge Stephanie Wyler will be the guest emcee. The day will be filled with networking, educational opportunities, vendor booths and door prizes. According to event chair Amy Foley, executive director of NAMI, “If you are a woman in business and are all a twitter on the how and why of branding or just want to expand your social media knowledge, then this

event is for you. It is great for the woman just starting out in business, someone who wants to refresh her career or other professional women who are looking to enhance their current social media skills.” Women’s Day 2011 includes sessions on branding, how to effectively use social media and a continental breakfast and luncheon. The event cost is $35 for Clermont Chamber of Commerce members and $45 for non-members. Corporate tables of eight are available as well as vendor tables. For more information or to register online visit www. Registrations also may be made by calling the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 576-5000.

More meal choices now available The 350 older adults, who receive meals from Clermont Senior Services, are now getting a choice. “We are rolling out Savory Selects meals to our customers,” said Cindy Gramke, Clermont Senior Services chief operating officer. “There are 31 entrée choices that are available; we now offer everything from vegetarian meals to meatloaf, Baja chicken and steak hoagies. Not only is this providing seniors with a choice, it also provides us with a cost-effective way to

deliver meals,” she said. Most customers place an order, and then receive a week’s worth of meals that can be warmed in a microwave oven when needed. The food deliveries provide a nutritious, week-day meal to homebound seniors. To be eligible for the meals, customers must be 60 or older, a resident of Clermont County and unable to safely prepare a meal on their own. The suggested donation is $2 a meal; financial assistance is available. “Our customers are really

excited about having meal options, rather than having a pre-set meal delivered that they might not like,” said Gramke. She said the deliveries also include snacks, desserts, drinks and condiments. Call Clermont Senior Services at 724-1255 for more information about the Savory Selects home-delivered meals. Watch video about Clermont Senior Services and the Savory Selects program at:


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