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‘Cisco Kid’ rides in Goshen

The Goshen Chamber of Commerce held its first community movie night. The star of the night was to be Roy Rogers and “The Cisco Kid.” SEE STORY, A2.

Care close to home

When someone with cancer is being treated with radiation, they typically visit the oncology office every day for one to nine weeks. That routine can get tiring pretty quick if you’re driving from Clermont County to downtown Cincinnati. But there’s a new, closer option. SEE STORY, A4.

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Tim Lay of Amelia tries to catch some fish on his day off work Sept. 11 at Pattison Park in Stonelick Township.

‘Light Up’ parade route changes By Mary Dannemiller

The Light Up Goshen parade won’t be stopping traffic this year. After some residents complained to the Goshen Police Department about portions of Ohio 28 being closed, the parade committee redrew the route. The fourth annual Goshen Chamber of Commerce sponsored parade will start at Marr-Cook Elementary School on Goshen Road then continue to Ohio 28, where it will turn left and then right on Dick Flynn Boulevard. “Police Chief Ray Snyder told us there were about seven to nine calls from people last year who complained about being stuck for too long on Ohio 28 so we wanted to come up with an alternative,” said Sue Bowman, member of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. “There won’t be any traffic that has to be stopped so I think it will be much better for people.” Other changes to this year’s parade include a wider variety of participants and starting a half hour later than usual. “We’re going to start at 4 p.m. this year so that it will be darker when we light up the Christmas


Janet Gordon won first place for best decorated tractor at last year’s Light Up Goshen parade. tree and everyone turns on their lights,” Bowman said. The Goshen Fire & EMS Department will have a truck in the parade, despite the controversy caused last year when trustees decided to keep emergency vehicles out of all special events as a cost saving measure. Trustee T.J. Corcoran confirmed the fire department will be in the parade this year and said Santa would be making an

appearance as well. “The parade promotes community involvement and brings people into our area,” said Kim Johnson, chair of the parade committee. “What we’re doing here is just a nice way to say ‘hello, come check us out’.” Light Up Goshen will take place Saturday, Nov. 21. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. and people are invited to line up starting at 3:30 p.m. along Ohio 28.

Four candidates, three questions Kimberly Beuke, Carol Huhn, Shirley Shipley and Julie Tolliver are running for the four open seats on Owensville Village Council. The Community Journal North asked each candidate to answer three questions: Why are you running? What are your qualifications for office? What are the main issues f a c i n g Beuke Owensville? Their answers are on page A2.

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The Goshen Fire & EMS Department will open its doors to the community from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Goshen’s firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians will be there to meet residents, talk about fire safety and even do some grilling. “Kroger donated some hot dogs to us so we’ll have those and other refreshments,” interim Fire Chief Doug Engled said. “We’ll also have AirCare here and a car we’re going to set on fire to demonstrate how we extinguish them and handle an emergency situation.” There will be a second demonstration in which firefighters and paramedics remove someone from a car in a simulated crash, Engled said. “We’re going to triage the victim, pack them up on a back board and try to get the coroner to come out to pronounce them dead to show people what our work is really like and what can happen if they’re not careful,” he said. The event also will feature a fire safety smoke house and activities for children. “The smoke house is a camper that has been designed to teach children fire safety and what to do in an emergency,” paramedic Darrell Roberts said. “It simulates 911 calls so they can practice that and then we put theatrical smoke in the house to teach them how to crawl under it.” The death of a 17-year-old Goshen Township resident in a fire a few years ago prompted the department to ramp up its fire prevention programs, Roberts said. “We’re really trying to get the word out to kids in the school system,” he said. “We’ll be giving away coloring books, fire helmets, pencils, crayons and an activity book which will encourage them to create a home fire escape plan with their parents.” Roberts and Engled said they were looking forward to meeting more members of the community. “Come out and get to know your local firefighters and public servants,” Engled said. “Without the public, we’re nobody so we want to thank them.” The Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department is at 1849 Ohio 28.

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Owensville Council candidates address issues

Goshen chamber hosts community movie night


Goshen Township Chamber of Commerce hosted Community Movie Night Aug. 28. At the table sponsored by the Goshen United Methodist Church are, from left, Bruce Tartar, Carol Tartar, Bill Smith, Pat Konkas, Ray Autenrieb.


Goshen Township Chamber of Commerce President Ray Autenrieb presents certificates to the best dressed cowgirl McKenzie Shepherd and cowboy Xander Shepherd during the Community Movie Night Aug. 28. eral people walked away with homemade cakes and cookies. Chamber president Ray Autenrieb presented awards

to the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl. The night brought in about $175 for the Chamber.

Four candidates are running for four seats on Owensville Village Council. The Community Journal North asked each candidate to answer three questions. Their responses are:

Kimberly Beuke

Q: Why are you run ning? A: I am running because I want to do my part to improve Owensville and its image. I would like to see a farmer’s market for next year, free concerts in Gauche Park, more community events. I would also like to see Owensville grow. Annexation is essential for the growth of Owensville. We have a wonderful village and I think it could be much more. Q: What are your qualifications for office? A: I have been on council for approximately two and one-half years. I have worked in the legal field for approximately 30 years, and feel my work and life experiences could be of benefit to the village. Q: What are the main issues facing Owensville? A: Main issues facing the village would be annexation, zoning and water/sewage improvements.

Carole Huhn

Q: Why are you run ning? A: I am running to help the residents of Owensville who deserve a representative who will vote for the services required to maintain a safe, clean, caring and growing community. Q: What are your qualifications for office? A: I have over eight years of experience as a council woman for Owensville and I have served on several committees such as annexation, special features and finance. In addition to my direct experience, my career as a real estate agent and my time as a resident for over 18 years have given me

extensive knowledge on what Owensville needs to do to maintain property values and grow businesses. Q. What are the main issues facing Owensville? A: The main issues facing the Owensville village are to promote and provide services to our residents while staying within our budget during this time of economic stress. Shirley Shipley Q: Why are you run ning? A: I am running because I enjoy serving the residents of Owensville. I will be finishing 16 years on village council. I guess I got the political bug from my dad Ben Puckett who served over 20 years prior to his death in 1990. Q: What are your qualifi cations for office? A: Experience would be my best qualification. I have learned a lot in the past years and would like to use that experience to continue seeing things get done to benefit the village of Owensville. Q. What are the main issues facing Owensville? A: One of our main issues is water problems on the west end of town. We are getting a grant to fix this problem which has been a problem for sometime. I would like to see more development of Gauche Park. We have a half basketball court from grant money being built and resealing of the large walking trail. We have hired someone to write grants for us and hope to have more improvements in the future. Of course one of the big issues facing our village is the same as other municipalities and that is the economy right now. With citizens losing jobs we lose tax money which

makes it harder to keep things running smoothly. Another issue is fixing our sidewalks and possibly putting sidewalks where they are needed. Just a comment: I was born and raised in and around Owensville and I love living here. I love the people and have seen lots of changes through the years. It is a peaceful community and I have always felt safe here.

Julie Tolliver

Q: Why are you run ning? A: My home and community are very important to me. A more communicative community would encourage new and existing residents to get involved. Increased involvement could make Owensville a more attractive, comfortable and secure place to live. My experience living in other small communities can bring a fresh view of the way we do things in Owensville. Q: What are your qualifi cations for office? A: I have been a resident of Owensville for 4 years. I have over 15 years experience managing projects in the construction industry. I held office on the Assumption Parish Parent Teacher Organization Board for five years, and held the positions of recording secretary, vice president, president and past-president. I am currently on the Owensville zoning commission board. Q. What are the main issues facing Owensville? A: Owensville is a small, quiet community in the middle of Stonelick Township. The township has a solid master plan for growth along with the rest of the county/area. Owensville does not have a current master plan to keep pace with the projected growth of the surrounding areas, but could be a thriving area with proper planning and design. Owensville is lacking many amenities that would attract new residents.

BRIEFLY Fish fry

Hamer Lodge Gavel Club and Owensville Eastern Star are hosting a fish fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Hamer Lodge, 270 E. Main St., Owensville. It includes a fish sandwich, French fries, cole slaw, dessert and a beverage.

The cost is $5.50 for adults; $4.50 for senior citizens; and $4 for children. Call 722-3079.

St. Louis hosts spaghetti dinners

The spaghetti and lasagna dinner at St. Louis School is Saturday, Oct. 3.


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The Goshen Chamber of Commerce held their first community movie night Aug. 28. This was an invitation for the entire community to get out and meet their neighbors. Jessica Witmer of the Special T Shop in Goshen was the chairperson. In three weeks she planned this successful evening of fun. The star of the night was to be Roy Rogers and “The Cisco Kid.” Both young people and seniors come out to enjoy the outdoors night at the movies. It was held in the heart of Goshen next to the LCNB Bank, Kroger and Bowman Financial. Chamber members put up an outdoor screen on the back of the Bowman Financial building. Members invited Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local churches along with the rest of the community to eat popcorn, candy, crushed flavored ice and have some fun. Many chamber businesses put up tables and gave away free gifts. There were several cake walks and sev-

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Come out and enjoy an Italian Feast between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Spaghetti, lasagna, salad bar with all the trimmings, garlic bread, a variety of drinks and a dessert are included. Adult $8, Senior $6, child (under 10) $4 and salad bar only is $4. Benefiting the St. Louis School PTO (Parent’s Club). Carry out orders welcome, call 732-0636.

Hawley Road work

A portion of Hawley Road near Ohio 276 will be closed from Monday, Oct. 5, to Friday, Oct. 9, for a culvert installation. Traffic will be rerouted along Jackson Pike, Sharps Cutoff Road and Ohio 276. For more information, call the Clermont County Engineer’s Office at 732-8857.


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UC Clermont expects to set enrollment record Community Press Staff Report

UC Clermont College is preparing for its largest fall enrollment ever. Enrollment reports indicate a 15-percent increase for fall classes beginning Sept. 23. The new academic year brings plans to expand off campus to accommodate the needs of the swelling campus and new programs. The boom didn’t happen overnight, the college has been growing steadily – since 2000 enrollment has increased 48 percent. Last academic year alone, the enrollment increase was in the doubledigits: Fall, 10 percent; spring, 12 percent and 18 percent for this summer – over the previous year. “The growth we’ve seen on campus is tremendous. More than ever – it means that we are vital resource for our community and partner in workforce development,” said Dean James F. McDonough. Currently, the college is seeking space in the nearby community to accommodate the expansion of the allied

health programs. In addition, UC Clermont College hopes to build the next 50,000-square-foot building in the next few years. The college recently announced the addition of the physical therapist assistant degree that will be offered on campus beginning this fall. This new and highly competitive program has sparked a huge interest from the community. “We’ve been consistently asked to offer this particular degree for years. Once the word started to leak out that we may be offering this degree, the interest list grew to over the 150 people,” said Sharman Wilmore, director of Allied Health at UC Clermont College. Originally offered on the UC Uptown Campus, the degree was officially transferred to the Clermont campus this spring as part of the restructuring within the university. The college is in the final stages of projecting a 10year master plan and it

can’t come a moment too soon with Clermont College currently experiencing the largest space shortfall of any regional campus in the state (square-foot per student ratio), according to Mary Beth McGrew, associate vice president of planning, design and construction at UC. “Planning for the future requires an analysis of the past, acknowledgment of the present and thoughtful plans for the future,” she said. UC Clermont is doing just that in their master planning work. Part of the plan implementation involves the leasing of space for the large number of students while plans for additions and a new building are being considered,” said McGrew. With a few weeks left to go, the Enrollment and Student services Department is still accepting applications for fall classes. For more information, call 513-732-5200 or visit the Web site at


John Rizzo, manager of the Eastgate Cancer Center, along with a number of employees, doctors and community members, cuts the grand re-opening ribbon at the center’s open house Thursday, Sept. 10.

Eastgate Cancer Center is state-of-the-art choice By Kellie Geist

When someone with cancer is being treated with radiation, they typically visit the oncology office every day for one to nine weeks. That routine can get tiring pretty quick if you’re driving from Clermont County to downtown Cincinnati. But there’s a new, closer option. The Eastgate Cancer Center, located on the corner of Aicholtz Road and Eastgate Boulevard, is equipped with advanced radiation oncology technology and can treat many types of cancer. Vantage Oncology bought the Eastgate Cancer Center three years ago. They held an open house Thursday, Sept. 10, to celebrate the center’s complete restructuring and new stateof-the-art technology. Vantage Oncology bought the center and

brought in a lot of new equipment. We have a new CT Scan to aid in 3-D and IMRT (intensity modulated radiation therapy) which helps us plan a much better radiation treatment, said John Rizzo, the center manager. While the center is equipped to treat many types of cancer, one of things that makes it special is the new prostate brachytherapy (or seed implant) program. “This is another form of radiation that allows us to have accelerated delivery of the radiation from within,” said Rizzo. “It gives us a better treatment option ... It’s more precise.” Rizzo said most patients can just ask their doctors to refer them to the Eastgate Cancer Center for treatment if that’s where they would like to go. Unlike many specialists, the Eastgate Cancer Center does not have a waiting list.

The Eastgate Cancer Center is located in the surgery center building and across the street from the Bethesda Oncology Group. The location gives them close access to doctors who can assist with certain surgeries or administer medical oncology (like chemotherapy) if necessary. But the convenience and treatment aside, Pike said the Eastgate Cancer Center appeals to many patients because of the home-like feel. “Because we’re outpatient, it has more of a homey feel and our patients feel like a family. We get a lot of notes and presents from our patients. I think that family feeling is important for people who are going through something so hard,” Pike said. Patients or physicians who would like more information about the Eastgate Cancer Center can call 7528100.

Clermont Chamber luncheon focuses on federal changes Community Press Staff Report

Join the membership of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at their quarterly Legislative Luncheon for a quick look at what has passed in this year of change and what is on tap for final exams. • Will Congress responsibly pass much-needed health care reform that lowers costs, improves access and ensures quality without bankrupting American businesses? • What will happen with pending climate change legislation in the Senate? • Has card check finally died? Come hear the answer to these questions and more from U.S. Chamber representative Ben Taylor, manager of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Taylor leads the U.S.

Chamber’s effort to strengthen its relationships with members of Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state chambers of commerce across the region. In working to achieve the U.S. Chamber’s public policy goals, Taylor cultivates and maintains legislative, political and grassroots resources in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Also as a special feature of this luncheon, in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council will present awards to their employers of the year, Rivertown IGA and Eastgate Frisch’s. The Clermont County Business Advisory Council, represent the business community and advise agencies on how to best prepare indi-

viduals with disabilities for employment. Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Rehabilitative Services Commission, Clermont Counseling Center and Workforce One of Clermont County make up the Clermont County Business Advisory Council and work together to recognize employers that distinguish themselves through a strong commitment to employ individuals with disabilities. The luncheon will be 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Receptions, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Eastgate. Reservations may be made by contacting the Clermont Chamber at 5765000 or www.clermont Luncheon rates are $38 for Clermont chamber members and $50 for businesses not yet Chamber members.

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The Clermont County Save Our Homes Task Force now has a Web site available for citizens needing foreclosure prevention information. The site,, has contact information for numerous services and agencies that can help homeowners develop strategies to remain in their home.

The site also includes links to video programs about various types of assistance available, including the Clermont Common Pleas Court Foreclosure Mediation Program that was launched last year. The Web site provides answers to frequently asked questions about foreclosure, including: What happens if you miss or get behind in

mortgage payments, what to do if you get a foreclosure notice, and what to do if you think you have been a victim of a refinancing scam or predatory lender. A brochure, available to download on the new Web site, is also in Clermont County libraries, government buildings, township and civic centers, and in senior and veterans’ centers.

Fourth annual Art Affaire


September 30, 2009


Art Affaire draws a crowd By Kellie Geist


The Art Affaire featured a wide variety of artists including painters, jewelers and potters. From left are: Barry Kahny, Adam Kahny and Toni Doty, all of Goshen, try to decide which pottery animal would look best in their home.

The Greater Milford Area Historical Society’s biggest annual fundraiser was more successful than ever this year. The Fourth Annual Art Affaire was Saturday, Sept. 12, in conjunction with the Sunflower Streetfest. “As best we can tell, we had between 600 and 700 people, up from about 400 people last year,” said Tracy Lanham, society member and Art Affaire coordinator. “It was a nice increase from previous years ... We think some of that is because the show is getting a little bit of a reputation and there were people who came for both the Art Affaire and the Sunflower Streetfest.” The increase in attendance also meant an increase in fundraising for the society. They raised a net of roughly $3,000 this year – up about 50 percent from 2008. Those funds are used to support the society’s scholarships and programs. “Everything went beau-


Sheri Armstrong, left, and Becky Swanson, both of Liberty Township, check out the a jewelry booth at the Art Affaire Saturday, Sept. 12. tifully and 99 percent of the artists said they did very well,” Lanham said. “Every year we learn and we do a little better the next year.” The event itself included artists specializing in everything from pottery animals to painting accompanied by live music and food on the veranda. “This is our first time to the (art affaire) and it’s just

lovely,” said Anne Miller of Milford. “The merchandise, the music, the ambiance, it’s just wonderful.” Overall, Lanham is happy with this year’s fundraiser. “Hours and hours went into the set-up and preparation for the event and I just want to thank all the volunteers,” Lanham said. “Everything was wonderful.”



Linda Gradolf, wife of former Milford council member Jim Gradolf, inspects the stained glass art brought by Pam’s Productions in Milford.

Deborah Haviland, left, of Maine and Jane Bay of Mt. Washington talk about the jewelry one of the artists was selling at the Art Affaire.


Jackie Gibson, right, of Loveland and Patricia Kennedy of Lawrenceburg visited the Art Affaire to see what some of the local artists had to offer.

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Ed Hornberger of Goshen and Perintown United Methodist Church Pastor Naomi Scarberry, also of Goshen, take a little breather on the grounds of the Promont House during the fundraiser.


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Eagles soar

The Milford High School Marching Eagles were named grand champion at the Loveland High School Drums Along the Little Miami marching band competition on Saturday, Sept. 26. The Eagles performed their 2009 show, “Soaring,” and won best in class, best percussion in class, best general effect overall and best music overall in addition to grand champion. The Eagles next perform Friday during halftime of the Milford-Harrison football game, and at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Bands of America regional compeition in Centerville, Ohio. Shown with the Loveland awards are drum major Jake Harrington, color guard co-captain Olivia Duguid, drum major Mason Gatch, color guard co-captain Kelsey Brown, and percussionst Michael Murdock.


The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670 for more information. Oak Hills High School Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Meadows. Cost is $45 per person, and includes appetizers and open bar, and music from the band Bad Habit. Checks can be made to “Class of 1984 reunion” and be mailed to 3459 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248. Madeira High School Class of 1999 – is having a reunion Saturday, Oct. 3, at Montgomery Inn Restaurant in Montgomery. For information, contact Amy Hepburn at, or at 2380573. Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this

reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 742-5916. Deer Park High School Class of 1944 – is having its 65th reunion from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Golden Corral, Mason-Montgomery Road. Classmates coming from the north on Interstate 71, turn left from the exit 19 ramp. Classmates coming fron the south on 1-71, turn right from exit 19. The restaurant is next to United Dairy Farmers. Everyone will pay for their dinner, which includes everything on the buffet. Classmates should tell the employees they are with the Deer Park reunion. RSVP by calling 891-8097, or e-mailing Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. For more information, call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Dona-

tions given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to bring a snack to share. Last names from A to M are asked to bring appetizers. Names from N to Z are asked to bring desserts. Mail reservations to Pat Oates Telger, 4125 Pleasure Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Include name, name of spouse or guest, address, phone number, e-mail address, year graduated and a check for $15 made out to Pat Telger. For questions, call Marlene Mueller Collinsworth, 921-0620; Cathy Boone Dryden, 859-282-1788; Kathy Oates Finkelmeier, 4514392; Jane Corns Garrett, 4517420; Jenny Corns Newman, 451-8787; Judy Oates Paff, 9228708 or Telger at 251-4507. South Fairmount Family Reunion – for families from 1920-1970, will take place from noon to whenever Sunday, Oct. 4, Harvest Home Park, North Bend Road, Cheviot. Renew old acquaintances and see old friends. No alcohol or glass is permitted. Bring own food and drinks. St. Margaret Mary School in North College Hill Class of 1969 – is conducting a 40-year reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Clovernook Country Club, 2035 W. Galbraith Road. For details, contact Andy Kleiman at 859-441-6248. St. Dominic Class of 1988 – reunion is being rescheduled for the fall at a date and place to be determined. E-mail Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information.

Openings still available in Great Oaks high school programs Great Oaks instructors are starting to prepare their labs for the fall, and are getting ready for the fall semester. Openings are still available in a number of programs at Great Oaks’ four campuses, including many of the programs which lead to in-demand, high-paying careers. For example, openings are available in construction programs at Diamond Oaks, Laurel Oaks, Live Oaks, and Scarlet Oaks. “The future of the construction industry is one of the brighter spots in the declining economy,” said

Jim Landon, project superintendent with Kokosing Construction. “The Ohio Department of Transportation has been allotted $774 million in stimulus money on top of its regular budget this year. This will retain or create over 21,000 jobs in Ohio.” Joe Travis, Union Carpenters Apprentice director, agreed. “A graduate from a Great Oaks program can start out making $14.31 per hour plus benefits,” he said. Students who will be juniors in the fall at one of Great Oaks’ 36 affiliated high schools can still apply. Openings are available in

many programs, including: auto collision, automotive Technology, Aviation technology, biotechnology/ forensics, commercial/residential electricity, computer service technician and networking, construction, digital television production, emarketing, equine science, HVAC, interactive media, masonry, plumbing, preengineering, robotics and sports rehabilitation therapy. Great Oaks students can earn at least 28 hours of college credit while still in high school. For more information, visit


Robert Hendricks and Theresa Tudor, both of Milford, recently graduated from Wesleyan University’s Marion, Ohio, campus. Hendricks received a Master of Business degree in administration and accounting.

Tudor received a Bachelor of Science degree.

ington College. All students are from Milford.

Merit list

President’s list

Shannon Cassandra Britto, Heather Yvonne Hess and Andrew J. Adkins have been named to the 2009 summer semester merit list at Wilm-







Shaw recognized as Student of the Month


The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact


Mary K. D’Errico has been named to the 2009 spring semester president’s list at the University of Toledo. She is from Milford.

Andy Shaw was recently honored as the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School “Student of the Month” for September. He was recognized for his service in the school and the greater Clermont County communities. “Andy is one of the many examples of CNE’s student leaders who are committed to their family, school and community, as demonstrated by their commitment and leadership,” said Matt Early, Clermont Northeastern High School principal. Shaw, who plans to attend the U.S. Naval Academy after graduation, has been active in many activities at CNE. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the marching and concert bands. Shaw has also played the lead role in the school’s 2008 musical “The Music Man,” participated in the Land of Grant Honor Band and served as section leader in the marching band. He was also the first place winner of the local Four Way Test Speech contest sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club and moved on to compete at the district level. Additionally, Shaw has served his community and


Andy Shaw, center, was recently honored as the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School Student of the Month for September for his service in the school and the greater Clermont County communities. With Shaw are CNE Principal Matt Early and Batavia Rotary’s Student of the Month program chair Ed Nurre. church through participation in his church youth group. He has also worked at a church camp in poverty stricken areas of Kentucky and participated in this year’s Sharefest by painting houses and mowing lawns for those in need. Shaw also volunteered in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and raised funds for starving children in Africa by fasting for 30 hours in 2008. He has also served as a Student Ambassador to Canada through the People to People program and par-

ticipated in the outdoors program “Boundary Waters” and the Playhouse in the Park’s Summer Theatre program. The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of members from Batavia and the surrounding areas that work together to address various community and international needs. Club meetings are held at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport. For more, visit www.

School’s in, drive safely Do you know that there are more than 50 different buildings in Clermont County used for the education of our children? There are thousands of school children who are using the roadways to reach their school. Some of them walk, some of them ride buses, some of them drive and some of them ride with their parents and friends. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to drive safely as the summer comes to an end and the school year begins. All drivers usually encounter either a stopped school bus or drive through a school zone during a normal day. Lt. Randy McElfresh, post commander of the Batavia Patrol Post, wants to remind motorists to be extra careful when driving this time of year. Drivers need to pay attention for additional pedestrians walking along the roadways as the school year begins. Some schools are increasing the walking distances students will have to travel to the bus stop to save money. Many of these students may be as young as 5

years old. McElfresh reminds motorists there also will be increased traffic on area roadways, which are congested already. Motorists are encouraged to give themselves extra time to reach their destination once schools open. In Clermont County, the majority of the schools will be open by Aug. 24. McElfresh offers the following tips and facts about school bus/zone safety. The majority of school bus and school zone injuries occur outside the bus. So, the responsible motorist must take extra caution when approaching a school bus or school zone. • The speed limit in a school zone is 20 MPH during restricted hours. • If a school bus is stopped to pick up or drop off students, you must stop at least 10 feet from the front or rear of the bus. Do not resume driving until the bus has departed. The bus will not proceed until the students have safely arrived on their residence side of the road. • If a bus is stopped on a street or road, which has fewer than four lanes, all

traffic proceeding in either direction must stop. If a bus is stopped on a street or road, which has four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop. • If you fail to stop, the bus driver can report your license plate number and a description of you and your motor vehicle to the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in that area. The law enforcement agency will conduct an investigation to confirm the driver of the vehicle and can issue a traffic citation for the violation. • If you are issued a citation, you must appear in court, and you can be assessed a fine up to $500 and a maximum one-year license suspension. “Children, motorists and parents need to be aware of the possible dangers while traveling to, from and near a school,” McElfresh said. “Each driver must drive with caution and each student must follow the rules to ensure safety.” Troopers from the patrol will be visible throughout the year in all of the area school zones.

Foundation provides scholarship support to Great Oaks students A $10,000 grant from The Grainger Foundation will help the Great Oaks Educational Foundation support a skilled workforce in Cincinnati. This money will be used to support high school students as they complete their career goals through continuing education in such technical fields as robotics, veterinary assisting and interactive media.

The grant is based upon a recommendation from Grainger’s local branch manager Gary Brown. Each of the four Great Oaks campuses will select a student who has a clear career direction, demonstrated academic success and financial need to attend college. The contribution will also assist students who require financial resources to com-

plete their high school education. “The burgeoning partnership between Grainger and Great Oaks is the perfect example of business and education collaborating to improve the quality of our workforce trained to grow Ohio’s economy,” said Robin White, Great Oaks president and CEO.


This week in soccer

• Milford High School boys shut out Turpin High School 2-0, Sept. 21. Bobby Thaxton was Milford’s keeper. Jeff Michael scored the two goals. • Milford girls beat Glen Este High School 4-1, Sept. 22. CG Bryant scored two goals and Kelsey Fallon and Morgan Wolcott each scored one foal for Milford. Milford advances to 5-1 with the win. • Milford boys shut out Winton Woods High School 20, Sept. 24. Scott Koch and Haberer scored Milford’s goals. Bobby Thaxton was Milford’s keeper. Milford advances to 5-2 with the win.

Golf classic

Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation is conducting the first Golf Classic to benefit adults facing the financial challenges of fighting colon cancer, Saturday, Oct. 17, at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia. The foundation is named for Meredith Holbert Rankin, a Milford graduate and daughter of Julie Holbert who died of the disease at age 25 in April 2008. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes 18 holes, golf cart rental and dinner. Registration begins at noon, with shotgun start a 1 p.m. Download the registration form at Registration form and fee must be received by Oct 3. Call 1-847227-7547 for information.

This week in girls’ volleyball

• Goshen High School beat Withrow High School 2513, 25-16, Sept. 19. • Goshen beat Riverview 25-1, 25-3, Sept. 19. • Goshen beat FelicityFranklin High School 25-22, 25-11, 25-15, Sept. 21. • Milford High School beat Anderson High School 15-25, 25-20, 26-24, 9-25, 15-5, Sept. 22. • Goshen beat Blanchester High School 25-21, 25-11, 25-22, Sept. 23. Goshen advances to 6-5 with the win. • Milford beat Loveland High School 25-20, 25-13, 1525, 25-17, Sept. 24.

This week in golf

• Milford High School’s Nick Regueyra shot 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Cedar Trace, Sept. 22 against Loveland High School. The Milford boys were defeated 156-161. • Goshen High School boys beat Clermont Northeastern 204-209, Sept. 22, at Deer Track. Stephen Privett of CNE shot 10 over par 46 on the front nine. • Milford’s Nick Regueyra shot an even par 36 on the front nine at The Oasis Country Club, Sept. 23, helping his team beat Fenwick High School 158-167. Milford advances to 7-4 with the win.

This week in girls’ tennis

• Milford High School beat Hamilton High School 5-0, Sept. 16. Lauren Poole beat Courtney Gillis 6-2, 6-4; Madison Laskargewski beat Katie Smith 6-3, 6-2; Shannon Glancy beat Judy Seebohm 6-3, 6-2; Cora Petrosky and Sarah Kruse beat Katlyn Gillis and Jessica Cooling 6-1, 6-2 and Susie Facciolo and Eliza Marchant beat Traci Boomershine and Anna Forsythe 6-4, 7-5. • Milford beat Goshen High School 5-0, Sept. 17. Lauren Poole beat Hillary Hulsmeyer 6-0, 6-0; Madison Laskarzewski beat A. Hulsmeyer 6-1, 6-2; Shannon Glancy beat Perkins 6-1, 6-0. Cora Petrosky and Sarah Kruse beat Poff and Martell 6-0, 6-0; Gaby Medvedec and Juleah Morehouse beat Meader and Carlson 6-1, 6-1. Milford advances to 7-4 with the win.


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Defense leads way for Milford, Goshen By Adam Turer

The Warriors have reeled off three straight wins to secure a winning 3-2 record at the midpoint of the season. The win over East Clinton was the Warriors’ best performance of the season. “It was a big win for us,” Inabnitt said. “We’re getting better every week.”

In the mud and muck Sept. 25, the area’s three football programs all played in defense-dominated contests. Milford pitched a shutout and Goshen gave up six points in a dominating win. Clermont Northeastern failed to put any points on the board and is still seeking its first win of the season.



Milford defeated Mt. Healthy 33-0 on the road in the final non-conference game of the season. The Eagles jumped out to a fast start for the second week in a row. After the defense stopped the Owls on their first drive, Milford’s offense wasted no time taking control of the game. The Eagles scored on their first three offensive possessions. “We’ve been asking our kids to play fast on defense and start fast on offense,” head coach Pat Fagan said. “They have done a good job of responding to our expectations each week.” Reggie Carson, Nate Termuhlen, Ben Hittner, and Frank Sullivan each scored for the Eagles. Termuhlen rushed 26 times for 161 yards and two scores. Trey Strunk made a crucial catch to convert a third down on the opening drive, allowing the Eagles to continue their drive toward the end zone. The defense shut out its opponent for the second straight week and third time of the season. The Eagles have allowed just 34 points through five games, four of them victories. The defensive performance has been a total team effort, said Fagan. “We don’t have any standout players,” Fagan said. “We have kids buying into our defense, playing hard and flying around.”


Jake Bieber of Clermont Northeastern tries to make the grab as linebacker Andy Case makes the big hit. First met last Friday night as the undefeated Lions of New Richmond took the rain soaked field opposite the winless Clermont Northeastern Rockets.

The Eagles begin Fort Ancient Valley Conference play Oct. 2 when they host Harrison. All five of the Eagles’ league opponents have winning records through the first five games of the season.


The Warriors posted an impressive 45-6 road win over East Clinton. Goshen’s offense set the tone for the game early. Jamie Ashcraft rushed 40 yards on the first play from scrimmage, setting up Marcus Casey’s touchdown run two plays later. “We got off to the start we wanted,” head coach Nick Inabnitt said. “It was important for us to get a good drive early.” Ashcraft and Alex Owens split time at quarter-


Junior quarterback Kenny Thompson gets set to air it out. back. Along with the rest of the Goshen backs, they took good care of the football. The Warriors did not turn the ball over and committed only three penalties, both season lows. “That was the key to the game,” Inabnitt said. “We didn’t hurt ourselves.” The Warriors face another tough test Friday, Oct. 2,

against Western Brown. The Broncos have defeated the Warriors each of the last two seasons. “Our defense has played well all year,” Inabnitt said. “This week is going to be a big test for our defense.” Goshen will enter the Southern Buckeye Conference showdown with momentum.

The Rockets could not muster any offense against a tough New Richmond defense and adverse field conditions. New Richmond shut out and shut down the Rockets, 27-0. Clermont Northeastern’s defense held the undefeated Lions in check, trailing 20-0 after three quarters. “Our defense missed a lot of tackles the first couple weeks and didn’t miss nearly as many this week,” head coach Dave Brausch said. “We are a lot more sound on defense and we’ve gotten better each week.” The defense could only do so much. The Rockets offense was held to 28 total yards. NE’s offense relies on spreading out opposing defenses, throwing the ball and running a lot of zone and cutback plays. The muddy field and the Lions defense made it nearly impossible for the Rockets offense to find any rhythm. “It was a combination of their defense and the conditions,” Brausch said. “New Richmond is the best team in our league.” The Rockets can find some solace in the final score, which was much closer than last year’s blowout loss to the Lions. CNE has continued to improve each week, but is still looking for its first win of 2009. “We’re playing hard and staying in ballgames for all four quarters,” said Brausch. “We just need to get over that hump and get a win.” The Rockets host East Clinton on Friday, Oct. 2.

Eagles score big win over Turpin Milford boys’ soccer ranked No. 6 By Anthony Amorini

A big win over a ranked foe confirmed head coach Brian Croston’s suspicions that his Milford Eagles boys’ soccer team is amongst Cincinnati’s toptier programs. Milford came away with a 2-0 road win over Turpin, ranked No. 8 in the Enquirer’s Division I Coaches’ Poll for week four, when the teams met Sept. 21. Before besting the ranked Spartans, Division I foes in Cincinnati’s Top 10 saddled the No. 6 Eagles with a pair of close losses. “Last night was definitely a good victory for us,” Croston said of Turpin. “It was our first victory that was a challenge. “The only two close games we had (before Turpin) were losses,” Croston added. “They were bitter losses but winning last

night (over Turpin) helped assure us we are a very good team in Cincinnati.” The Eagles started its campaign at 0-1 with a loss to No. 2 Fairfield, 2-1, on Monday, Aug. 31. Fairfield was No. 1 in Cincinnati’s Division I poll at the time. Lakota West, ranked No. 4 in Division I, bested the Eagles, 2-1, when the teams met Saturday, Sept. 12. “We are a good team too and it was really frustrating,” Croston said of the losses. “We needed to go into a tough game and come away with a victory.” Against Fairfield, Milford led the game at halftime by a 1-0 margin but “fell apart” in the second half, Croston said. “We were up 1-0 on Fairfield and we deserved to be winning,” Croston said. “In the second half, we were horrendous. “Against Lakota West, we were by far the better team on the field but they were very opportunistic,”

Croston added. The Eagles improved to 4-2 with its win over Turpin. Milford senior Jeff Michael netted both goals for the Eagles during the 20 win over the Spartans. Michael leads the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division with 31 points including 14 goals and three assists. Loveland’s Chris Kuramoto ranks second in the FAVC Buckeye Division with 17 points including eight goals and one assist. “He’s contributed in almost every single game,” Croston said of Michael’s production. A number of defensive standouts have also emerged for Milford including senior keeper Bobby Thaxton and senior defenders Joey Hammond, Andy George and Max Ryan. Milford posted back-toback shutouts for the first time this season with consecutive wins over Turpin (2-0, Sept. 21) and Glen Este (10-0, Sept. 17).


Milford senior Connor Clark battles for the ball during a game earlier this season. “The defense is finally starting to assert itself,” Croston said. “In the tour-

nament, you don’t get very far if you defense gets leaky.”



Sports & recreation

September 30, 2009

Traveling ball

The 18U Cincinnati Bulldog Traveling Baseball Team gets ready to compete with 36 teams from around the country in the Sandlot World Championships in Nashville. The team lost in the quarter finals to Team Connecticut who went on to win the championship. In front, from left, are Tyler Bauer of Anderson High School; Keith Reiman, Moeller grad attending Miami University; Nick Ross, Anderson grad attending Drexel University; Kurt Kaufmann, Anderson grad who attend Northern Kentucky University; Joey Schulte; Eric Smith, Moeller grad who will attend Thomas More College; Nate Kroell, Sycamore grad who attend Miami; Travis Moyers and Brian Zix, an Immaculate Heart of Mary student and batboy. Back: Coach Chuck Zix, Evan Romanski, Sycamore grad who will go to Ohio University; John Farfsing, Moeller grad who will attend UC; Brien Gerin, Sycamore grad who will attend University of Dayton; Cory Richards, Eric Imhoff, St. Xavier High School grad who will attend Purdue, Coach Rick Wilson, Bill Buell, a Wyoming High School grad who will got to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology; Chris Basler, Chris McGee, a St. X grad headed to The Ohio State University; Drew Haunert, a Sycamore grad headed to Miami; Darren Garret, a Goshen grad headed to Muskegon and Coach Tom McGee. Not pictured is Jason Dennis, a Wyoming grad headed to Ohio Northern University.


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Spin for the Cure

Registration has officially begun for Cincinnati’s fourth annual Spin for the Cure. The event benefits the

Susan G. Komen foundation of Greater Cincinnati and will be at Xavier University’s Cintas Center on Oct. 10. This year, three breast cancer survivors will be featured each month leading up to the 4th annual Spin for the Cure. Heather Ray of Symmes Township, Angie Knoechel from Mason and Karen Woodworth from Anderson will share their personal cancer survival stories in a feature on the event’s Web site, In 2008, this cause raised $20,000 for the foundation in hopes of aiding cancer related causes and research. Spinning will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. The four hour ride will include instruction from three Spinning Master Instructors who will guide the event. If injury or another reason prohibits spinners from participating, Spin for the Cure still allows donations in the form of sponsorships for another rider. A minimum donation of $150 will be required for the first 300 riders in order to register for the event and reserve a bike. Teams of two to four people can register to split up the ride and donation.


Taking the cup

Classics Hammer U9 Boys win Cincinnati United Cup Tournament Silver Division. The Classics Hammer Boys U9 Premier Team outscored opponents 37 goals for, to 6 Goals against, to win the tournament. In front, from left, are Jeremy Wittenbaum, Ben Ramos, Jimmy Poynter and Connor Noon. In back are Pete Bishop, Samuel Bernicke, David Reininger, Michael Wampler and Coach Chris Childs. The boys live in Mount Lookout, Anderson, Montgomery, Madeira, Fort Thomas and Milford.

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Rowing team gets new coaches After a brief break from a busy summer of competition, the Clermont Crew returns to practice at East Fork State Park’s Harsha Lake with a fresh outlook and new guidance. “We had one coach move to Boston, and another decide to pursue other interests,” said the crew’s president, Mark Perzel, “It was time for a new direction, and I believe the Clermont Crew has a bright future with our new coaching staff.” After a month-long search and interviews with numerous candidates, the Clermont Crew board of directors chose a new head

coach and two assistants reports Perzel. The new Head Coach is Tony Geara. His assistant coaches are Alicia Henson and Bill Martin. “Each brings experience in all types of rowing, they have knowledge, organization, and a real passion for the sport. These traits and the enthusiasm of our new coaching staff, is really going to benefit our young athletes,” Perzel said. Geara has eight years direct involvement in the competitive sport of rowing, including participation, administration, and coaching. He medaled at the Mid-

west Masters Championship in Indianapolis in 2009, in 2007 represented the University of Cincinnati at the Henley Royal Regatta in England, and is a member of the Lebanese Rowing Federation. Geara was an officer for the UC Rowing club, has been a member of the board of the Cincinnati Rowing Club, and also coaches with the Great Miami Rowing Center in Hamilton. Bill Martin was one of the 10 original Clermont Crew oarsmen. He was the Clermont Crew’s first national champion, winning the Junior National Invitational and

the Scholastic National Championship in the Junior Mens 1x. Martin was also a competitive collegiate rower for Marietta College. He was the only freshman in the Varsity 8+ who won the S.I.R.R.A. Championship and came in third in the Dad Vail’s. Alicia Henson has been rowing since 1990, and was involved early on with the Clermont Crew, assisting then-coach Dawn Baurichter. She was regatta director for the Cincinnati Rowing Club in 2002 and 2003, and is currently a member of their board of directors. Geara will visit local


New Clermont Crew Head Coach Tony Geara, on left, and assistant coaches Bill Martin and Alicia Henson hang out on the crew docks on Harsha Lake.

McNick freshman football impresses The Archbishop McNicholas High School freshman football team has started the 2009 season with an impressive record of 4-1 at the half way point of the season. McNick has displayed a strong passing and running game on offense, a fast and aggressive style on defense and fine special teams play. The Rockets who compete in the “always tough” GCL (Central Division) have wins over Indian Hill (19-0), Loveland (37-14), Chaminade Julienne (24-16); Kettering Alter (14-13). The lone McNick loss was to a fine Turpin team (27-21) in a well attended, exciting, early season contest in which the Rockets led until the final minutes of the game. The McNicholas Rockets will continue GCL play the

ber, and the Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga, Tenn., in November. Full details about the fall season and information about joining the Clermont Crew is posted at

schools recruiting more rowers over the next couple of weeks, according to Perzel. The Clermont Crew will compete in three regattas during the fall season – two events in Columbus in Octo-

Dog days

The BSC U13 Dragons celebrate taking first place in their division in CSA’s Dog Days Soccer tournament in Milford. In front, from left, are Anthony Alberty, Dylan Scott, Robby Heintz, Jarryd Osborne, Sam Rowe, Austin Hatfield, Kevin Kehres and Bryce Hardin. In back are coach Rick Heintz, Elliott Stockton, Carter Higgins, Peter Gallegos, Jason Altmayer, Justin Brunot, coach Ron Higgins, Alex Starrahs, Max Bartel, Logan Easterling, coach Lynda Higgins.

balance of the 2009 season against Roger Bacon, Purcell Marian, Carroll, Fenwick and Badin. This group of dedicated student-athletes look forward to adding to the rich history of the McNicholas football program in the years to come. The 2013 class of Rockets are: Jack Ehemann, Brad Rice, Michael Mink, Austin Ernst, Josh Jubak, Dan Poole, Logan Roberts, Kevin McHale, Jacob Lind, Wilson Aburus, Billy Walls, Eddie Tekulve, Patrick DiSalvio, Sean Nichols, Michael Byrne, Paul Wilson, Ted Mayer, Kevin Williams, Todd Gula, Tommy Tenhundfeld, Logan Stultz, Alex David, Henry Heink, Sean Stapp, Garrett Beatty and Alex Myrick. The coaches are Tristan Blackburn and Paul Romolo.


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It is not about Republicans or Democrats On Saturday Sept. 12, I had the remarkable privilege of being a part of a historical march on Washington. I had spent the month before scraping together my dollars determined to get to D.C. The 12-hour bus ride with the Cincinnati Tea Party was quite an inspiration to me and my friend Beth Benoit of Amelia. I have always had a keen interest in our government because of my family having so many military ties. Like a great number of others in our country, Beth has been recently awakened to the importance of knowing what is happening behind the curtain of Oz. What we both experienced Saturday, Sept. 12, was life changing. We stood shoulder to shoulder with patriots from all across this nation. A melting pot of redblooded Americans, young and old, held their heads high and stormed the nation’s capital. These were not seasoned protesters. Many have never even considered participating in a such an event as this. Unlike many of those who came before them, who often were seen shouting profanities, turning over garbage cans or heckling the police officers. These demonstrators marched with a

passion I have never seen before. I witnessed a spirit of patriotism, determination and a laser focus on changing the direction of our U.S. government. were Mia Supe They demanding to be Community heard. Press guest I saw people columnist opening crowded pathways for seniors to get by in their wheelchairs. Young parents pushed their strollers and carried their little ones hoping they too might be a part of history. A mother sat with her severely handicapped child stretched across her lap as thousands stood around her. Folks shook the hands of policemen as they marched by thanking them for their service. Personally, I did not hear a single swear word the entire day. Citizens thanked each other for coming out and encouraged the movement to go on. I even saw garbage being picked up as people left the event. It was an attitude of consideration, respect and unity for one another throughout the day.


Mia Supe participated with the Cincinnati Tea Party organization as they marched on Washington Sept. 12 with other from across the country. It wasn’t about Republicans or Democrats, Left or Right. It was about hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people, possibly a million, coming together to share what they learned as they diligently peeled back the underbelly of their government; not simply depending on the mainstream media, but digging through the Internet, cable television and other media venues to search for the truth. These people were

CH@TROOM Sept. 23 questions

What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching? Why? “‘Mad Men.’ Currently it’s the best scripted show on TV. The rest is trash or empty-headed fluff!” Duke “‘24.’ This is the only TV show that gets my adrenaline flowing.” G.G. “‘24.’ I think it’s a great show!” K.P. “There is very little on TV that is worth my time. There is so much violence in real life I don’t want more in my home. However, I do enjoy ‘Law & Order’ and reality shows such as ‘Survivor,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘America’s Got Talent.’ If they would bring back to TV shows and programs with more comedy, substance and less violence I’d be glued to the TV. Fortunately, there are no children at home any more because all the TVs would have locks on them.” N.C. “None, as TV is simply a delivery system for corporate brainwashing. I’d prefer to at least attempt to think for myself occasionally, though it’s hard with a mouth full of flouride and a gut full of aspartame.” N.A.B. “It may seem to be off topic when I answer the question, ‘What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching?’ My answer is ‘none,’ and there are no negative feelings behind that response. “Quite simply, I realize as I age that things which held my interest when I was younger no longer have any appeal for me, and most of the programming on evening TV falls into that category. I used to love watching ‘Seinfeld,’ for instance, and still occasionally enjoy a rerun. And many years

informed. The folks want to know who is running their government and where all the money is going. No longer are so many American’s burying their heads in the sand. This was a day for us to make our Founding Fathers proud. The Constitution is the thread that has kept this great country united and strong since it’s beginning. As we marched down Pennsylvania Avenue we read lines from this magnificent document etched in

the sides of the massive buildings. It was at that moment I truly found reassurance in our efforts. A peaceful revolution was rising up. We are all Americans who need to be informed voters. Please take the time to learn about issues and about our leaders no matter what your political party. Mia Supe lives Holman Road on in Williamsburg.


Next question Do you plan to get either the regular flu shot or the H1N1 vaccine? Why or why not? Every week The North Clermont Community Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answer to with Chatroom in the subject line. ago, I loved watching Jack Paar, and then Johnny Carson. “But as far as the shows with are popular with many other people, they just don’t interest me anymore. I wonder if other older people feel the same way?” B.B. “Can’t wait to have our favorite show, ‘Criminal Minds,’ back on the air. As for the new lineup, we’re hoping ‘Flash Forward’ is as good as the ads promise. And, of course, if it’s January it has to be ‘24’!” M.M. “We’re looking forward to ‘Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives’ on the Food Network. Seeing new or unusual dishes, recipe variations or cultural specialties from all over the nation is very interesting.” R.V. “I stumbled upon the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ on Bravo. “I wonder if they made a ‘Real Housewives of Anderson Township’ version if they could locate 5 cast members as diverse and bizarre as these ladies. You might find one or two at Kroger's or the Mercy Healthplex, but not five.” J.J. “None! I think TV programming is really at a low point. Except for the occasional PBS special and a few minutes of the local news in the morning, I don't find anything else worth watching. I use my TV mostly to play DVDs, and read a lot.” J.B.

Friends, family

You don’t have to be a band director to know when a musician hits a wrong note. The lack of harmony is blatantly obvious. If he does it long enough shouldn’t that musician be kicked out of the band? I read with interest the article from last week “Goshen Twp. trustees split on park board” because the lack of harmony was blatantly obvious. Someone is out of tune here. The question is which one? Jack Kuntz indicates he voted no to appoint Lisa Seyfried as park commissioner because “this is a situation where friends of someone’s family are being appointed …” So according to Jack this is a “friends and family” situation with these appointments. Let’s see if any of this rings true. I have learned that Lisa Seyfried is a next door neighbor to Tom Risk. Lisa’s husband Bob and Tom are both on the zoning board having been appointed by Corcoran/Keeley. Tom is running for trustee to replace Mike Keeley’s spot on the Corcoran/Keeley team. And Brian Fick lives about 6-8 doors from Mike. Do ya think this friends and family concept has a ring of truth to it?

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Fire chief confusion

I would like to confirm the record related to the Goshen Township Trustees’ search for a new fire chief. In our board meeting of Sept. 16, 2009, we adjourned into executive session in accordance with the law to interview candidates for the position and to discuss those candidates. After returning to open session, no action was formally taken. It would appear that Vice Chairman T.J. Corcoran, in issuing a quote in a press release dated Sept. 21, 2009, has perhaps

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Visitors to posted these comments to a column by Goshen Township Trustee candidate T.J. Corcoran, in which he said he would not accept an endorsement from Trustee Jack Kuntz: “It seems to most of us citizens of Goshen, if the majority of taxpayers, candidates, retired citizens, business owners, etc ... etc ... are against your views, you might want to consider resigning or at least not wasting our and your time campaining ... just a thought.” MacBoy “I think the people of Goshen are smarter than Macboy thinks. None of Jack’s actions are original or even his own

from what he has done so far. As a matter of fact all he has done is agree to everything the good old boys have wanted. Goshen does not need a yes man for the good old boys. That is what held back Goshen and T.J. has broken thier hold and advanced Goshen along way in a short time. He has saved us money by improving the way the fire department handles over time. No new tax will be passed in this economy and none of the candidates have stated their plans to improve Goshen.” kendot1 “I believe there should be checks and balances in all aspects of government. I don’t believe we have that with what we have now, however whoever gets in it needs to be in the best interest for our

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improperly disclosed confidential information that was discussed in executive session prior to any formal public action. Based on my recollection of the meeting and after review of the draft minutes, it would appear that any announced appointment to the position of fire chief was done in violation of Ohio’s Open Meeting Act. In our regularly scheduled trustee meeting on Sept. 29, 2009, I hope to cast my vote to appoint our new fire chief in open session as the law specifies it to be done. I hope this addresses the concerns of the citizens of Goshen related to this situation. Jack Kuntz Goshen Township Trustee Cozaddale Road Goshen

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Love trumps death

Young hearts find precious lessons in grief By Patricia Mahaffey Contributor

It’s fall now. The wheels of life are turning again – leaves changing, school back in motion, crispness permeating each morning. Matthew Scott Smith of Miami Township, who would have turned 21 today, will not be moving on with us. He died this summer, two months before this momentous birthday, after falling backwards off the second-floor porch railing of a house he’d rented in Athens, Ohio, for his junior year at Ohio University. Matthew was a pre-med student on full academic scholarship who often told friends, “I want to do something of value in life.” Many close friends were there when he fell, mostly 2007 Milford High School graduates, but also graduates of Loveland, St. Xavier and Mt. Notre Dame high schools, all of whom had come to visit. Sean Mahaffey, a housemate and close friend since childhood, rushed to his friend’s side, holding a cloth to Matt’s head to stem the bleeding. The other kids stood nearby in stunned silence, waiting anxiously for an ambulance, praying. A dozen of them ran 30 minutes to the hospital, where a doctor soon told them the unthinkable: “Your friend didn’t make it.” Several hours later, in the gray light of 4 a.m., they were still standing


Matthew Smith, who would have turned 21 years old today. outside the emergency room entrance, their faces ashen with shock and shattered innocence, their eyes a thousand miles deep with a loss too big to swallow. They didn’t know what to do, but somehow they instinctually didn’t want Matt’s parents, Nelson and Sue, and 22-year-old sister, Amy, to arrive alone to the grim emptiness of an emergency room parking lot and the stark, impersonal face of the hospital where death had taken their only son and brother. So, bravely, they waited, giving all they could when the Smiths arrived; a humble vigil of love, the exchange of looks that said what words could not. The Smiths, of course, have been left devastated – their hearts broken, their pain indescribable. But, that’s not all they’re left with. Starting with the sponta-

On Sept. 2, those of Matt’s friends who hadn’t yet returned to college gathered to surprise the Smiths with a memorial stone at Miami Meadows Park. Kneeling (from left): Amy, Sue, and Nelson Smith Standing: Grace Mahaffey, Natalie Enders, Erica Florimonte, Erin McAleenan, Bridget Clark, Stephen Morath, Aaron Burton, Glen McAleenan, Marie Gertz, Anthony Conway, George Emmons and Sean Mahaffey.


Amy, Sue, and Nelson Smith get their first look at the memorial stone placed at Miami Meadows by their son Matt’s friends. neous vigil that tragic night, Matt’s young friends have showered his family with countless gifts of compassion.

Friends at the door


Matt Smith (front row, far right) is shown here immediately following the Milford High School graduation in 2007. Smith, much loved for a playful, easygoing sense of humor, graduated with high honors. Kneeling beside him, from left, are Megan Gertz and Jordan Moutrey. Back row: Cassie Mock, Kristen Martin, Danny Hornung, Anthony Conway, Glen McAleenan on Sean Mahaffey’s shoulders, Kyle Boys, Katie Porter and Allyson Kirk.

Within hours of Matt’s death, Glen McAleenan created a Facebook tribute page where friends and family could post consoling thoughts, prayers and photos. Two days later, hearing it helped Nelson to hear about memories of Matt, dozens of kids streamed into the Smiths’ home bringing flowers. They gathered around boxes of photos, and for hours the much needed medicine of laughter rang out as they recounted tales of Matt’s irrepressible humor, escapades and love of life. At the funeral, when

people were invited to share, it was the kids who stood up, 15 of them. Choked with emotion, they just wanted to say how much they loved Matt, his big heart, irresistible grin, goofy humor, contagious positive attitude, intelligence, talents. With poignant wisdom, they tenderly spoke of how Matt’s life and death would profoundly affect their lives. The next day, they held a candlelight memorial at Milford High School’s stadium. Some of the girls gave Sue and Amy necklaces inscribed with Matt’s initials. With the sun setting, everyone lit candles and settled in to listen to many loving and hilarious stories about Matt. As it grew darker, the candles, along with everyone’s hearts, glowed brighter and warmer.

Book of memories


Danny Hornung, left, Steve Niedermeier, Sean Mahaffey, Hank Sonderman, Anthony Conway and Matt Smith on junior prom night.

On the one-week anniversary of Matt’s death, his friends once again flooded the Smiths’ home, this time bringing a 4-inch thick memory book that Cassie Mock and Marie Gerber had organized. It was stuffed with photos and written expressions of love from dozens of friends. As the Smiths looked through it, George Emmons, who’d often played guitar with Matt, slipped spontaneously into a beautiful song he and Margo Curran had written to honor Matt.

Janet Murray, Matt’s aunt, commented to the kids how hard it is even for adults to know what to do at times of tragedy, yet, “you all have just instinctually known, and done it. You’re an inspiration. You make me hopeful about the future.” Aaron Burton, with the help of many others, spearheaded fundraisers to create a memorial at Miami Meadows Park, a significant place for Nelson as a soccer ref coordinator, and coach of “Shockwave,” Matt’s soccer team, for nine years.

A place at the park

On Sept. 2, kids who hadn’t yet returned to college surprised the Smiths with the memorial, along with dinner at Applebee’s, where another surprise, a pictorial plaque, hung on the wall. Stephen Morath, a Shockwave teammate, helped organize a sale of special Shockwave jerseys with small angel wings on the front, Matt’s name and number on the back. Nelson, Sue and Amy were each given one. Seeing how much their son is loved and how much he touched others has lifted the Smiths’ hearts enormously, and they’ve showered Matt’s friends with gratitude. In fact, the Smiths’ thoughtfulness and loving

kindness towards others during these darkest hours are a testament to how Matt’s generous spirit came to be so very bright. From the night of Matt’s death, Sue expressed deep concern for Matt’s friends, for their pain and loss of innocence. And yes, some innocence is lost. But in its place, the kids have attained wisdom and strength it often takes a lifetime to acquire, expressing it not only in words, but in exceedingly powerful actions. Their hearts are forever inscribed with the countless ways Matt’s life and death inspired and changed them. Certainly they would trade this wealth back to have Matt here again, but since that isn’t an option, they’re left with their selfspoken commitment to live out what they’ve learned – the price for these lessons is far too dear not to. Their love and wisdom will affect others, and ripples from Matt’s bright goodness will continue on and on. Happy 21st birthday Matthew Scott Smith. Though you were here way too briefly, you more than fulfilled your beautiful wish to contribute something of value to life. Your friends have testified to that. Freelance writer Patricia Mahaffey is the mother of Sean, Matthew’s friend, and a close family friend of the Smiths.


To create the memorial at Miami Meadows Park, Matt Smith’s friends raised funds, designed a memorial, chose a spot, secured permission from the township, put it in place, and planted perennials around it.



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SmartMoney Community Services Golf Outing, 1:30 p.m. Elks Run Golf Club, 2000 Elklick Road. Lunch and sign at noon. Shotgun start. Benefits local financial counseling and home ownership support. $350 per foursome, $95. Presented by SmartMoney Community Services. 241-7266, ext. 105; Batavia Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


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


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2


Frontier Squares, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Plus level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Milford.

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Preserving Your Heritage Through Scrapbooking, 10 a.m. First Presbyterian Church, Second and Gay streets. Learn ways to include photos, journaling and memorabilia in an album that will be treasured for generations to come. With Julia Hess, independent consultant with Creative Memories. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Williamsburg Harmony Hill Association. 7243657. Williamsburg.


Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CCGS member speaks on “Serendipity.” Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423. Batavia.


Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry, Fish, coleslaw, french fries, hush puppies and beverages. Carryout available. $8 meal; $4 sandwich. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705. Loveland.


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


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48 – fall location. Children’s farmthemed play area, food, music and more. Corn maze; $5, $4 children. Hayrides to pumpkin patch; $4, $3 children. Free admission. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 697-9173; Loveland.



Fall Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Boyd E. Smith Elementary School, 1052 Jer-Les Drive. Free. Presented by Boyd E. Smith Elementary PTO. 722-1337. Milford.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Blooms and Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48 – fall location. You-pick produce farm. October: pumpkins. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 6979173. Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township,, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.

50th Anniversary of Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Performance by Madcap Puppets! Retelling of the classics tales of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Hare and the Tortoise.” Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford.


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


Abner Hollow Cabin Drop-In Opportunities, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Discover lives of early settlers. $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. S U N D A Y, O C T . 4

FARMERS MARKET Blooms and Berries Farm Market, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173. Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

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Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Kentucky Myle Acoustic Duo 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Shane Hutz 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Re-enactments, trick shooting and roping, demonstrations, rides, food and music. Rain or shine. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.


Breakfast, 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Hamer Lodge No. 228 Sixth Masonic District, 270 E. Main St. Bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy and beverages. $6. Presented by Order of the Eastern Star Owensville Chapter No. 370. 722-3079. Owensville. German Dinner, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St. Roast pork loin, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, applesauce and desserts. $8, $4 children ages 12 and under. Reservations required. 732-2027; Batavia.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Music by Bear Foot 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Bad Parade 4-6 p.m. Old West Festival, $10, $6 ages 612; free ages 5 and under. 866-937-8337. Williamsburg.


Ladies Auxiliary Breakfast, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry, All you can eat. Eggs, meat, toast, potatoes and beverages. Carryout available. $7. Presented by Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. 732-9035. Batavia.


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


Full Moon Walk, 7:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Harvest Moon. Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road. Naturalist-led hike and seasonal natural history reading. Ages 8 and up. $5, free members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Autumn Stroll, 1 p.m. Kelley Nature Preserve, Ohio 126, Information kiosk. Walk through meadow to see fall flowers and hike through forest to get sneak peek at fall foliage. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Miamiville.


Clermont County Park District is hosting an “Autumn Stroll” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Kelley Nature Preserve, Ohio 126, Miamiville. Meet at the information kiosk. Walk through the meadow to see fall flowers and hike through the forest to get a sneak peek at fall foliage. The event is free. Call 876-9013 or visit


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 6


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Gravy, 576-6789. Loveland.


Bluegrass Jam Session, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28. With Hard-Drive. Others welcome to play. Free. Reservations recommended. 576-6789. Loveland.

PUBLIC HOURS Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 7


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

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Living an Integrally Transformative Life, 6 p.m. “Creating Personal & Social Change: A Weeklong Inquiry into Transformative Action.” Daily through Oct. 11. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. $500 single occupancy; $400 double occupancy; $300 commuter. Reservations are required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg. All Age Story Time, 10 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Stories, games and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented 722-1221; Goshen.


Herpetology Program, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society discusses reptiles and amphibians. $3, $1

children; members free. 831-1711, ext. 125. Union Township.


Bike Night, 6 p.m. Sonny Moorman. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Motorcycles fill parking lot. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Enter free raffle to win Buell motorcycle. Benefits local charity. 831-5823; Milford.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY WAVE, 6 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. Free; donations accepted. 8315500; Milford.

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EDUCATION Homeschoolers Meet ‘n Greet, 1 p.m. Book Talk. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Meet other homeschoolers. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg. LITERARY - LIBRARIES


Munson Hicks is Andrew Wyke and Michael Gabriel Goodfriend is Milo Tindle in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Sleuth.” This mystery runs through Oct. 3 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513421-3888 or visit

Chess Night, 7 p.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Join Alfred Cherascot to learn basic strategy and to play matches. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg. Goshen Branch Library 20th Anniversary, 6:30 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Crafts, refreshments, door prizes and more. Puppet troupe, Hands Up!, performs “Walking Through the Seasons.” Family friendly. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen.


The Cincinnati Museum Center opens its new exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” Saturday, Oct. 3, at Union Terminal. The exhibit depicts how archaeologists make use of technology and science to understand ancient Egypt. It includes challenges, artifacts, and mummies (including a prototype in a state of “unwrapping.”) To kick off the exhibit, PharaohFest will be 2-10:30 p.m. Saturday, inside and outside the center’s rotunda. It is for all ages and includes music, food, a fashion show and more. For more information and museum ticket prices, call 513-287-7000 or visit



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What if I become angry with God? Honest people admit there are times they’re angry at God. Pious people pretend their faith is so strong that they’re never angry. A wise old lady said, “It’s better to be honest than pious.” If we’re human and honest there are times we do become angry and blame God for a lot of things (whether God’s responsible or not): he’s too silent; unresponsive to our needs; and unrelenting when our sufferings persist. We beg for a problem to be removed and it just gets worse. We pray for a dying child and the child dies. Years ago a mother’s 10-yearold son was killed in a freak accident. She stopped going to church and said she couldn’t believe in a God who would allow such tragedies to happen. Her anger is understandable. Yet, which of us can explain to

her or ourselves the mysteries of life? We might wonder – does the tragedy really demolish her belief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief in a God, or is she so enraged at God she can’t let herself express the grief she feels he caused her? What if she could rage and wrestle with God? God can take it. Might an honest human interchange with God possibly introduce her to a greater and loving God who suffers with her? When such existential crises occur some people lose their faith while very many eventually find their faith strengthened. God’s amazing grace is a powerful thing. Can we express our anger with God, and of all things, it still be considered prayer? Certainly! The Bible abounds with examples. The

prophets rebuked God at times for their hardships. Many of the Old Testament Psalms are known as “Lament Psalms,” prayers of complaint. God was real to them and they felt free enough to express their frustration. Certain psalms present us with words and feelings we might ordinarily hesitate using. “Lord, why do you cast me off and hide your face from me?” (Psalm 88) Others express our reliance on the care of God and complain when it seems missing, “God you are my rock, so why have you forgotten me?” (Psalm 42) Job’s wife was so angry she told Job to “Curse God, and die.” (Job 2:9) Where else can we be totally human if not before the One who made us? We can sing out our praise and gratitude to God. At

other times we can pray our frustrations and anger. We can also shout out our feelings of forsakenness and empty them out, send them echoing through the universe. Then, as we so often do in our human-to-human relationships, we see things differently and recant until the next time. Being open to God lets God be open with us. We can be true to him and to ourselves. We appreciate anyone who accepts our feelings of anger and doubt and accepts them, especially God. We begin to trust such a one with the rest of ourselves. Our honest struggles with God can permit us to make great advances in our faith. We begin to understand life with insights we never had before. Some of us cling too long to our

anger with God or another perFather Lou son. To feel hurt Guntzelman and plan vengeance is Perspectives tasty to the undeveloped soul. It enables us to feel perpetually wronged, entitled to self-indulgence, and serve as an excuse for our lack of compassion toward others. We cynically print on our personal coat-of-arms, “Poor Me, Mean God.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

No purchase necessary for sweepstakes entry A local woman says she was shocked to learn her 87-year-old mother has been spending thousands of dollars on items in the mistaken belief the more she ordered the better chance she would have of winning a million dollar sweepstakes. Unfortunately, this type of thing has happened many times with senior citizens. Angie Pauly of Madeira said she discovered her mother wrote as many as five checks in one day, for a nearly two years, as she ordered merchandise from Publisher’s Clearing House.

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“I had o n e checkbook and I added up, just since July, what she had spent, and it was like $700,” P a u l y

said. After locating another checkbook, Pauly found more checks had been written so the total since July came to more than $1,200. “She paid $21.95 for ‘socket sensors,’ and I don’t

know what you do with them – there are no directions. It’s just worthless stuff. She hasn’t even opened this box,” she said. “She gets this stuff and just sets it aside because she thinks its going to help her win, I think,” Pauly said. In many cases the items received do have some value. She paid nearly $38 for four silver dimes, but when Pauly took them to a coin dealer she learned they were worth only $4. She has gone through many of the items, putting them in boxes and trying to see which ones she can

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return to try to get back some money. Pauly said she called Publisher’s Clearing House. “When I called, a supervisor was to call me back. That never happened. They were supposed to send me a list of things she could return. I’ve never gotten the list,” she said. So I called Publisher’s Clearing House and learned the firm is aware some senior citizens are spending thousands of dollars each year because they believe it increases their chances of winning the sweepstakes. As a result, a company

spokesman said the company set up a consumer aid program to try to weed out big spending seniors who are confused about this. He said 75 percent of those who respond to the company’s mailings return their entries without buying anything. The mailings include statements that you don’t have to buy anything to win but, he said, some seniors still don’t understand. After I explained the problem with Angie Pauly’s mother, the spokesman told me Publisher’s Clearing House will send her postage-paid labels to help

her return the items so she can get back the money. As proof you don’t have to buy anything to win, the spokesman said most of those who have won the major sweepstakes prizes at Publisher’s Clearing House over the years did not order anything with their winning entry. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Enjoy a train ride through Warren County in Southwestern, Ohio to Schappacher Farm in Mason, Ohio. Everyone gets to pet the animals, select a pumpkin and find your way through a corn maze on a real working farm!

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How is it that I can easily make, from scratch, a pastry-shop quality, multilayer Viennese torte with a delicate cooked pastry cream filling, yet have trouble sometimes with b o x e d cakes? I learned Rita why last Heikenfeld night at cake decoRita’s kitchen r a t i n g class. I forgot to follow the advice my teacher, Martha Buckler, gave: Don’t mix on too high a speed since that causes air bubbles. Instead, smack the cakes down on the counter to remove air bubbles before baking (my mom always did that), and bake at 325 degrees and not 350 degrees. You’ll have to bake a bit longer. Also if you’re using 9-inch round cake pans use two boxes of cake mix to fill them up nicely.

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I found this recipe tucked into the gargantuan stack of recipes that I wanted to try. It turned out really good, but next time I think I’ll use a couple pouches of onion soup mix and double the water and flour since we could have used more gravy. The best part is it was so easy. Nice for a fall supper with boiled noodles. About 3 pounds pork loin roast 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 ⠄2 cup water 1 ⠄4 cup flour Line a 9-by-13 pan with a double layer of aluminum foil, letting it hang out on all sides. Sprinkle soup mix in center. Put roast fat side down on soup mix. Fold foil over and seal. Cook in 300-


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Senior services tees off Twenty-nine teams recently hit the links at Elks Run Golf Club to enjoy their favorite sport, and help Clermont County senior citizens at the annual Golf Scramble, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services. The event raised more

than $26,000 that will help fund CSS programs. Presenting sponsors of the event were Duke Energy and Mount Washington Savings & Loan. The team winners were: First, Bob Farrell Sr., Bob Farrell Jr., Greg Crowel,

Doug Brothers; second, Tom Baker, Brad Bertke, Pete Gemmer and Michelle Flannery from Mercy HospitalClermont; third, Dr. Rick Hemmer, Jim Hyer, Chris Miller and Kevin Grimmer. The next event is June 3, 2010.

Experience an old-fashioned Fly In Chapter 174 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be holding its second annual Southwest Ohio Regional Fly In (SWORFI) 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Winemiller Farms. Experience an old-time fly in, complete with food, free admission and fun for the whole family. SWORFI celebrates grassroots flying. Just like in the old barnstorming days, aircraft will be arriving and departing from the airport’s grass runways. All types of aircraft will be welcome, with particular emphasis on light sport aircraft. Awards will be given to the aircraft arriving from the farthest

distance and the best homebuilt light sport aircraft. All types of aircraft will be on display. Members of the public are encouraged to come out and talk to pilots about flying and their airplanes. To get to Winemiller Farms in Wayne Township: 1. Take I-275 to exit 57, SR-28 East, Blanchester. 2. Bear right, following “Bypass 28� straight through lights for about 1 mile. 3. Take the first exit and turn right (SE) onto Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. 4. After 1.2 miles, turn left (E) onto Ohio 131. 5. Follow Ohio 131 for

about 12 to 13 miles, turn left (N) onto MarathonEdenton Road. 6. After 2.3 miles, turn right (E) onto Taylor Pike. 7. After 0.5 miles, Winemiller Farm will be visible between the cornfields on the right. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that includes 170,000 members in more than 100 countries. EAA’s mission is to provide aviation access to all who wish to participate. EAA has flown more than 1.3-million children through its Young Eagles program.

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Community IN THE SERVICE McIntyre in Navy

Navy Seaman Recruit Ellen J. McIntyre, daughter of Lori A. Jump of Milford, and Donald R. McIntyre of Cincinnati, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. McIntyre is a 2008 graduate of Milford High School. During the eight-week program, McIntyre completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy

skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Shouse joins MArines

Kyle A. Shouse, a 2009 graduate from Goshen, joined the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program and will attend recruit training this winter at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. During recruit training, he will undergo 13 week sof training to include instruction in first aid, general military subjects, physical fitness, Marine Corps history, martial arts and weapons familiarization. Upon completion of recruit training, he will return home for 10 days leave. From there he will attend the School of Infantry, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejuene, N.C., and follow-on training in one of 300 occupational specialties of his choosing. Kyle is the son of Garry and Julie of Goshen Township.

Miami Township Lifelong Learning Center member Ruby Campbell models the costume that won her first place in the recent Hawaiian Luau hosted at the center.


Flo Higgins, R.N., manager, Employee Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a Milford resident, has long taken the advice of not judging others unless she’s walked in their shoes. For that, she was recognized recently as the Jefferson Award winner for July. Higgins is well known to many at Cincinnati Children’s. She administers TB tests and flu vaccine annually to employees and makes sure all new employees’ immunizations are up to date. She also lends her expertise to health education and screenings. But Higgins extends her caring touch far beyond the walls of the medical center. The Jefferson Awards were established in 1972 by former U.S. First Lady

Flo Higgins, R.N., manager, Employee Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and a Milford resident displays her Jefferson Award.

Clermont Senior Services recently hosted a Hawaiian Luau at the Miami Township center. For information on any of the activities at the Miami Township Center, sponsored Nature center by Clermont Senior Services, call 248-4345. changes board Marion and Cotton Blakely of Amelia and volunteers/dancers at the Union Township and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers, give each other a congratulatory hug after finishing the fruit centerpieces they created for the recent Hawaiian Luau at the Miami Township center. They spent most of a day creating Hawaiian scenery and making the centerpieces. For information on any of the activities at the Miami Township Center, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, call 248-4345.

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From left are: Kathy Mueller, R.N., of Radiology Mammography International, Mama Sarah Obama (President Obama’s grandmother, who they met while Higgins was on an education outreach trip to Kenya) and Flo Higgins. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, a program chair for each of the last seven presidents of the United States, as part of the American Institute for Public Service, to be a “Nobel Prize” for public and community service. The Jefferson Awards are presented nationally and locally. National award recipients represent a “Who’s Who” of outstanding Americans, such as Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Colin Powell, Bob Hope and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. It’s not just the local

community that benefits from Higgins’ tireless generosity. She also collects medical supplies for hospitals in Crimea and recently traveled to Kenya to teach nursing students, medical students and nurses about women’s health and the importance of hand washing. Julia Abell, senior director, Human Resources, Cincinnati Children’s, who nominated Higgins, said, “Flo uses her vacation time to go on these missions. I’ve asked her why she doesn’t just lie on a beach in Florida like most of us, and she told me, ‘I just can’t do that.’

She sees a need, and she steps up and does whatever she can to help. She inspires me. I suspect she inspires a lot of other people, too.” Higgins accepted her Jefferson Award, paying tribute to her mother and father, Josephine and Joseph Grossi, who instilled the volunteer ethic in her. “To them, helping others was a natural part of life,” she explained. Yet she was surprised to win the Jefferson Award. “There are so many people here who extend themselves in service to others and who are so deserving,” she said. “I am very proud to be honored.”


Cincinnati Nature Center named Grant Cowan chair of its board of trustees. Cowan, an Indian Hill resident and an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, LLC has served on the board for five years. Cincinnati Nature Center elected four new individuals to their board of trustees: Tucker Coombe, Graham Mitchell, Linda Parlin and Elizabeth Staggenborg. In addition, Cincinnati Nature Center elected of two honorary trustees – Michael McGraw and Jane Stotts. “Non-profit organizations like Cincinnati Nature Center would not be possible without the people

behind the scenes who spend time and effort working to make everything happen. These Cowan two members have demonstrated their commitment for many years and we are incredibly grateful to them,” said Bill Hopple, CNC executive director. McGraw has spent more than 20 years contributing to the leadership and suc-

cess of CNC. He served on the board of trustees from 1987 to 1996 and chairman for four years. McGraw He continues to serve on the committee on trustees. He and his family live in Indian Hill. Stotts, CNC’s volunteer historian, has been committed to researching, documenting and now nominating CNC’s legacy for recognition in the National Regis-

ter of Historic Places. Because of her research efforts, the staff knows much more about the Stotts history of the center land including owners and founders. Stotts is a resident of Blue Ash. For additional information, visit or call 831-1711. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is at 4949 Tealtown Road.

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singing ... and dancing. With Russ on banjo or fiddle and Barb on guitar, washboard, spoons, paper bags and even feet, they share the music, stories, games, songs, and dances of the Appalachian Mountains as it was in the time before television. They’re joined in the Rabbit Hash String Band with the fiddling of Warren Waldron and the rhythmic guitar of Judy Waldron. When not performing as a group, the Waldrons of Somerville, Ohio, play and call traditional square dances all over the region. The band takes its name from the home of fiddler and former band member Tommy Taylor of Rabbit Hash, Ky., who contributed an amazing repertoire of puns and one-liners as well as the band’s theme song “Rabbit Hash, Kentucky” featured in the acclaimed 2004 documentary “Rabbit Hash, Center of the Universe.” Running weekends through Oct. 11, the Old West Festival will bring to

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Mercy Hospital awards three scholarships The Mercy Hospital Clermont volunteers were recognized and thanked for their contributions of time and talent for the 2008 year and three local high school students also were awarded college scholarships at the annual awards luncheon. Mercy Hospital Clermont held its Volunteer Awards Luncheon that honors all of the volunteers in 2008. The hospital is supported by more than 70 volunteers. The most hours volunteered in 2008 were Oscar (Ozzie) Morrison with 1,098 hours and Harris Wright with 1,101 hours. Hitting a volunteer milestone was Charles Bailey with 6,000 hours volunteered and Karen Klysz with 5,000. “The excellence in patient care and the service that is provided by Mercy Hospital Clermont would not be possible without the

help of our many volunteers. We are grateful for their untiring service,” said Gayle Heintzelman, Mercy Hospital Clermont president/CEO. Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students through the Mercy Hospital Clermont’s Health Careers Scholarship Program. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for outstanding senior students accepted into an educational program in the healthcare field including medicine, nursing, radiological technology, medical technology, physical therapy, pharmacy or other related field. They also must have maintained a 3.0 average, demonstrated participation in school/community activities and reside in Clermont County. The winners were Terra Michelle Williamson from

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Once again this year, Clermont 20/20, Inc.’s college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, has awarded Last Dollar Grants to students who have demonstrated financial need as well as a strong desire to continue their education after high school. This is the eighth year that Clermont 20/20’s college access program has awarded the scholarships to students at each partnering school. “Every year we award two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of the Clermont County schools that participate in our college access program,” said Nancy Hall, director of the college access program. “We are excited to also be able to award one of those winners with an additional scholarship this year

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Desiree Lehn, 2009 Williamsburg graduate, is the recipient of a $4,000 Last Dollar Grant awarded by Clermont 20/20, Inc – pictured here with Matt Earley, Williamsburg High School principal, Ann Appleton of UC Clermont and Andy McCreanor, executive director of Clermont 20/20, Inc.


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life the dramatic scenes of popular western dramas based on the 1870s Dodge City. The permanent old west town will be educational and fun for the entire family. Store fronts will include antique, Western-themed and hand-made crafts. Cold beer, sarsaparilla and other refreshments will be served in the Long Branch Saloon. Kids will enjoy panning for gold, traveling the frontier in covered wagons, on ponies or horses, riding the 19th-century steam locomotive inspired Sante Fe Deadline, participating in sing-a-longs, watching puppet shows, visiting the pioneer village, and learning about being a cowhand. Historically accurate shows will include medicine, saloon, magic, storytelling and Can Can dancers. And county, bluegrass and period musicians will be on stage throughout the day. Of course, one of the most popular attractions from last year will be returning – the authentic jaw dropping gun fight reenactments four times daily by the Big Irons Rangers, the Middletown-based Single Action Shooting Society group. Festival times and hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 11. The festival is at 1449 GreenbushCobb Road between Mount Orab and Williamsburg, just off Ohio 32. For details, visit or call 866-WEST-FES (866-937-8337). Old West Festival is also on Twitter and Facebook. The cost is $10 general admission; $6 for children ages 6 to 12; and children under 5 are free. Parking is free.


Schoolchildren and festival-goers know Russ and Barb Childers as much for their old-timey music as Bear Foot, as they do for the Childers’ bluegrass harmonies in the Rabbit Hash String Band. Families visiting the Old West Festival east of Cincinnati will be able to see the Childers perform as both. Bear Foot will be on stage Oct. 4. Russ and Barb Childers have been singing and playing music together as Bear Foot since 1983, when they appeared together in an off-Broadway production called “Close Harmonies” celebrating Appalachian poetry, music, and dance. They arrived at the musical present by different paths – Russ through years of playing music with various groups such as Company Comin’ and the Cincinnati Dancing Pigs – and Barb through dance. She was a founding member of an Appalachian clogdance trio called The Dancin’ Fools and editor of a clog dance newsletter called The Footnoter. Together they have conducted children’s workshops in games, dance, and song; have participated in school programs on Appalachian music and dance; have taken part in storytelling programs, and have taught clogdancing workshops. Russ’s ancestors settled in the Appalachian Mountains in the early 1800s, while Barb’s family stayed in New England and later the Ohio Valley. However, one of her Scots relatives strayed into eastern Kentucky, and that’s where she figures the love of mountain music comes from. Both of the Childers spent their childhoods listening to their parents tell stories ... and


Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud presented Investing In People Awards to Hueber Brothers/Innerwood & Co. and Melink Corp. Officials from Tipco Punch, Inc., Luxottica, Melink Corp., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Campus, Hueber Brothers/Innerwood & Co., and Portion Pac, a division of H. J. Heinz Co., L.P. were on hand as area business, education and government leaders presented the Workforce One’s Investing In People Awards, an annual recognition of organizations that exhibit a strong commitment to local workforce development. The Workforce One area is a three-county regional partnership between Butler, Clermont and Warren counties which operates public employment and training centers in each county.

Religion Faith United Methodist Church

The church is hosting a German Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The menu includes roast pork loin, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, applesauce and home baked desserts. Donations are $8 for adults, and $4 for children under 12. For reservations call 9471422, 732-2974 or 732-2027. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St., Batavia; 732-2027.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary Oct. 9, 10 and 11. Bruce Ross will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Eric Barton will speak at breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Bill Stauter will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. At the regular morning services Sunday, Oct. 11, Joe Kearns will speak at 8:30 a.m. and Chris

Bushnell will speak at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will conclude with the annual church picnic at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at Harsha Lake, East Fork State Park. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Glen Este; 7538223.

Goshen United Methodist Church

The church is hosting a Rummage Sale for the Agape Ministries from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Donations are appreciated. Proceeds to benefit Agape Food Pantry and Community Outreach Programs. For more information, call Jill or Sharon at 722-2541. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen: 722-2541.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays.

The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Milford First United Methodist

The church is hosting WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 19, 2010. It is a free meal (donations accepted). The event includes food, fun and fellowship. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Mount Moriah United Methodist

The Mount Moriah United Methodist Women are hosting a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Educational Building. There will be a $5 Bag Sale on Saturday. The sale includes dishes, linens, adult and children’s cloth-

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ing, toys, books, furniture, tools, small appliances and more. The sale will benefit church facility projects. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333.

St. Mary Church

The church is hosting the annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Clothing will be $4 a bag and all other items are priced as marked. The sale also includes toys, household items, electronics, books and homemade baked goods. The church is at 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel; 734-4041.

St. Veronica Church

Crafters, it’s not too late to sign up for St. Veronica’s fifth annual Craft Show, which will be held from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Veronica. Home-based businesses are welcome also. For more information about booth displays, contact Craft Show chairperson Monika Zalewski at 528-5401. The church is at 4473 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Mount Carmel; 528-1622.

Summerside United Methodist

The Women of Summerside United Methodist Church are hosting the annual Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Oct. 3. Call 752-5543 or 751-3131. The church is at 638 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Summerside; 5283052.

Trinity Christian Fellowship

Ohio Camps Farthest Out (CFO) is holding a mini-weekend event at



Trinity Christian Fellowship from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10. It includes Christian worship and activities developed to equip you with spiritual tools to grow in your faith. CFO is an interdenominational organization whose purpose is to renew minds, touch heart and change lives by helping you strengthen your faith and enrich your walk with Christ. CFO is not a membership organization. The church is hosting a Creationism Series. It is a six-week study on developing a biblical world view and confronting our evolutionized culture, taught by Ed Carter. The sutdy meets at 7 p.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 16. It will continue through Nov. 20. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729;

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann


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

Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265


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


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

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

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



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


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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


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

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


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



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

United Methodist Church

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

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


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists


Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715

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


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

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

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Pastor Mike Smith


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Place orders by October 11 Pick up Oct 17, 10am-noon

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

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


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


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

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


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

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

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

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

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

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

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


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



Nursery care provided


Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

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

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

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

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



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

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

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

St. Bernadette Church

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Come visit us at the

Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

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

Welcomes You Y

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

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


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

“Room for the Whole Family”

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”


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

We’re trying a New Blend

Amelia United Methodist Church


Pastor: Tom Bevers






Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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

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


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

Trinity United Methodist


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


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

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




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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided.

Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs.

Open Buffet at Receptions in Eastgate

Join us every Tuesday night for an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring weekly specials 4:30-7:30pm


Chef’s Roasted Top Round Beef Chicken Dish of the Week Glazed Old-Fashioned Pit Ham Fried Chicken Large Assortment of Side Dishes Dessert will consist of our Signature Chocolate Fountain with tantalizing accompaniments plus other items Complimentary Soft Drink Bar Cash Bar

Adults* $13.95 Seniors 60 & Older* $12.95 Children 6-10* $5.95 Children 0-5 Free Discounts available for larger groups.

Performing October 6

Hear the beautiful voices of up and coming Country singers Stephanie Carson and Jessica Kenney! Stephanie has demoed in Nashville and Jessica opened for Billy Ray Cyrus in Flagg City Music Hall.

For details, please call



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We can care for your pet while you are traveling!

Pet Problems? We Have Solutions!

• Dog grooming • Obedience Training • Complete line of Pet Supplies, Food & Training Aids • Wild Bird Supplies • Day & Overnight Care for dogs

6928 Miami Ave

(513) 271-3647 (DOGS)


Open Mon-Sat. 9-5, sometimes later

(513) 231-PETS (7387)

Open Mon.-Fri. ’til 7:00 pm; Sat. & Sun. ’til 5:00 pm


6666 Clough Pike

Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Book Buddies – Volunteers are needed at the library for Book Buddies starting at 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-23, at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane Street, Bethel, 45106. Help elementaryaged students with their reading skill after school at the library. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 248-0700. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and

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helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

Alzheimer’s Association – Volunteers are being asked to move in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Memory Walk. Organizers of the annual fundraising event, which will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at the P&G Pavilion at Sawyer Point, are currently recruiting volunteers to serve on the planning committee and to assist with logistical needs. Planning committee co-chairs for this year’s Memory Walk are Becky Reynolds of Saturn of Western Hills and Mark Cawley of Cawley Chiropractic Health Center in Boone County. Anyone interested in assisting in the planning of the Memory Walk are asked to call Reynolds at 699-4900 or Cawley at 859-525-2222. Serving as the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Walk is an annual event that brings those affected by Alzheimer’s, family members and community together in a show of love, remembrance and support. Participants can register online at For more information on how to register a fundraising team, contact Marcy Hawkins, Special Events coordinator, at 721-4284 or e-mail: American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 871-0783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program

Open Daily Sept. 9-6, Oct. 9-7


• Pumpkin Characters • Hands-on Entertainment • Pumpkins/Gourds/Squash • Corn Stalks • Decorative Items



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• Scenic Horse-Drawn or Tractor-Drawn Hayrides • Face Painting • 20 Acre Cornfield Maze • Bluegrass Bands


-TEACHERS- October 17, 2009

Interactive Playground 1737 St. Rt. 131 • MILFORD


Ask about our educational field trips!


Spooky Pumpkin

With purchase of $15 or more Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Expires 10/31/09.

12 Noon - 3pm FREE


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– Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Cincinnati is in need of volunteers at the Blue Ash Inpatient Unit, nursing homes and home care programs. Volunteers provide patient care, companionship, spiritual care, holistic care and bereavement care. Call Judy Russell at 792-6989 or e-mail Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital.

Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail Letter writers needed – for a fast growing non-profit organization. Must be willing to encourage and cheer up an 8-year-old little boy, Chandler Miller, who is battling cancer. Miller has an inoperable tumor behind his left eye. No experience necessary. Please send “resume” to Chandler Miller c/o Team Chandler, P.O. Box 222, Goshen, OH 45122. Madeira Historical Society – is currently looking to fill the position of “society archivist.” The person selected for this position will work at the Miller House Museum sorting out and organizing the collection of photos, newspapers and thousands of other pieces of information at the Miller House. This person selected as archivist will work closely with Museum Curator Dona Brock. Contact Doug Oppenheimer or Dona Brock at 561-9069. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 4743100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.




MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Matthew J. White, 32, violation of protection order, Sept. 5. Matthew K. Walsh, 39, Holloway Dr., operating vehicle under influence, child endangering, open container, Sept. 5. Kyle J. Chovanec, 22, 928 W. 29th St., persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 6. Kenneth Durbin, 59, 2855 Brenner Dr., persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 6. Linville E. Abney, 46, 3946 Hamilton Mason Rd., operating vehicle under influence, open container, Sept. 8. John C. Maloney, 39, 371 E. Main St., operating vehicle under influence, open container, Sept. 8. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Sept. 7. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Sept. 9. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Sept. 13. David A. Bailey, 48, 1244 Kent Dr., theft, forgery operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 7. Sierra A. Mcbride, no age given, 5696 Longfield, underage consumption, Sept. 10. Steven T. Fisher, 24, 2243 Ohio 132, domestic violence, Sept. 12. Bobbi J. Williams, 19, 321 Buddy Lane, domestic violence, Sept. 12. Mark Gruber, 53, 321 Buddy Lane, domestic violence, Sept. 12. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Sept. 13. Juvenile, 16, assault, Sept. 11. David Elliott, 50, 678 Milford Hills, domestic violence, Sept. 13.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery

Money taken at gun point at United Dairy Farmers at Branch Hill Guinea, Sept. 7.


Female student was assaulted at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Rd., Sept. 11.

Breaking and entering

Forced entry made into Doctors Urgent Care at Ohio 28, Sept. 8. Forced entry made into Doctors Urgent Care at Ohio 28, Sept. 14.


Rifle, tool box etc. taken; $1,600 at 1354 Woodville Pi., Sept. 11.

Criminal damage

Paint put on vehicle and window broken at 1283 Pebble Brooke, Sept. 6. Three tires cut on vehicle at 1096 Fox Run, Sept. 9. Tires cut on several vehicles at 700 Heatherwood, Sept. 11. Several areas damaged at Oasis Golf Course at 902 Loveland Miamiville, Sept. 12. Doors pried on at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish at Buckwheat Rd., Sept. 14.

Criminal mischief

Air let out of tires on vehicle at 1400 Queens, Sept. 6.

Criminal trespass

Entry made into residence at 5609 Naomi Dr., Sept. 10.

Domestic violence

At Tall Oaks Dr., Sept. 4. At Sugar Camp Rd., Sept. 7. At Arrowhead Tr., Sept. 12. At Ohio 28, Sept. 12. At Covey Ct., Sept. 13. At Milford Hills Dr., Sept. 13.


Female was threatened at 307 Commons Dr., Sept. 5.









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Jessica Brunelle, 20, 927 Mohawk Tr., recited, Sept. 16. Brandon A. Caddell, 25, 501 Edgecombe Dr., receiving stolen property, Sept. 17. Tonya A. Criscillis, 35, 980 Ohio 131, theft, Sept. 17. Timothy Dennemann, 25, 896 Mohawk Tr., theft, drug possession, Sept. 17. James Ellis, 22, 478 Loveland Madeira Rd., driving under suspension, Sept. 16. Gregory Fairbanks, 26, 120 Front St., driving under suspension, Sept. 18. Jerome Mathis, 41, 4 Crestview Dr., aggravated menacing, receiving stolen property, recited, Sept. 18. Dave Warfield, 20, 830 Forest Ave., driving under suspension, Sept. 20. Cherish Williams, 42, 1701 Oakbrook Place, warrant, Sept. 18.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 148 Cleveland Ave., Sept. 15.


Female was assaulted at 4011 Edgecombe Dr., Sept. 20.


Sporting equipment taken off porch at 14 Locust St., Sept. 17.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 930 Lila Ave., Sept. 14. Vehicle damaged at Walmart at 201 Chamber Dr., Sept. 14. Tires were slashed on vehicle at 60 Concord Woods, Sept. 15. Vehicle scratched at 375 Rivers Edge Dr., Sept. 18. Vehicle keyed at 2047 Oakbrook Place, Sept. 20.

Gross sexual imposition

Male reported this offense involving juvenile female at Ridgeview, Sept. 14.


Female was threatened at 101 Edgecombe, Sept. 17. Female was threatened at 201 Mound Ave., Sept. 17.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 923 Mohawk Tr., Sept. 18.


Two video game systems taken at 711 Osage Tr., Sept. 14. Medication taken at 713 Osage Tr., Sept. 14. Complainant reported this offense at 200 Olympic Dr., Sept. 15. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Dr., Sept. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $26.83 at 100 Chamber Dr., Sept. 17. CDs and DVDs taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Dr., Sept. 17. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Dr., Sept. 17. Bike taken at 545 Miami Ave., Sept. 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $43 at 100 Chamber Dr., Sept. 20.


Complainant reported graffiti at 118 Main St., Sept. 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations


September 30, 2009

Jason Simmons, 29, 14 Cleveland Ave., endangering children, traf-



POLICE REPORTS ficking in drugs. Larry Kaelbli, 34, 908 Country Lake, theft. Casey Ohe, 36, 4143 Chambers No. 2, cocaine possession, trafficking in drugs. David Jordan, 53, 4230 Dane Ave. No. 2, cocaine possession, trafficking in drugs. Paul Smith, 34, 6551 Goshen Rd., cocaine possession, tampering with evidence. Juvenile, 11, criminal damage. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, obstructing official business. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption. Kevin Faulkner, 18, 1559 Woodville, underage consumption. Dillion Mathews, 18, 6900 Hill Station, underage consumption. Charles Dove, 37, 2121 St. Claire, assault. Juvenile, 17, assault. James Brandstutter, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 94, assault. Sean Moore, 35, 140 Garden Dr., warrant. Christopher Wright, 28, 11706 Harden Ct., open container. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Johnell Ct., 31, 2538 Allegro Lane, theft. Belinda Gray, 50, 314 Carol Ct., warrant. Julie Abshire, 28, 10822 Eltzroth, obstructing official business, warrant. David Barker, 20, 313 Buddy Lane, attempted theft. John Taylor, 20, 2557 Woodville, domestic violence. Jacqueline Duckett, 37, 134 Holly Lane, disorderly conduct. David Lee, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 54B, warrant. Jeana Kneipp, 33, 5615 Lester Rd., unauthorized use. Tiffany Croley, 28, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 184H, warrant. Jacob Fairbanks, 20, 2036 Woodville Pike, domestic violence. Darin Barker, 29, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 306F, forgery, falsification. Matt Jackson, 20, 7267 Thompson, warrant. Angela Sloan, 32, 2244 Woodville Pike, warrant. Jalena Sloan, 62, 2244 Woodville Pike, obstructing official business.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 2244 Woodville Pike, Sept. 8.

Assault, criminal damage

At 1900 Woodville Pike, Sept. 6.


At 1423 Woodville Pike, Sept. 6. At 1693 Huntley Rd., Sept. 9.

Criminal damage

At 6074 Deerfield Rd., Sept. 4. At 374 A Redbird, Sept. 6. At Ohio 28 and Goshen Rd., Sept. 8. At 2405 Woodville Pike, Sept. 10.

Criminal mischief

At 342 Angela Ct., Sept. 8.


At 1600 Ohio 28, Sept. 5. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 406AA, Sept. 6. At 1600 Ohio 28, Sept. 7. At 6692 Goshen Rd., Sept. 8. At 6711 Pin Oak, Sept. 11. At 6738 Wood St., Sept. 3.


At 6885 Shiloh Rd., Sept. 7. At 1808 Lois Lane, Sept. 8.

Domestic violence

At Woodville Pike, Sept. 5. At Woodville Pike, Sept. 6.

Misuse of credit card

At 7061 Cozaddale, Sept. 5.


At 314 Carol Ct., Sept. 1. At 1492 Woodville, Sept. 1. At 6534 Manila Rd., Sept. 2. At 1598 Ohio 28, Sept. 2. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Sept. 4. At 160 Garden Dr., Sept. 7. At 5766 Deerfield Rd., Sept. 8. At 137 Garden Dr., Sept. 9. At 1317 Cross Creek, Sept. 9. At 208 Country Lake, Sept. 9. At 158 Garden Dr., Sept. 10.

At 6778 Goshen Rd., Sept. 11.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 358, Sept. 9.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Sept. 12. Female was assaulted at 5835 Belfast Owensville, Batavia, Sept. 10. Female was assaulted at 2001 Hospital Dr., Batavia, Aug. 31. Male juvenile was assaulted at Amelia

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Female was assaulted at 2191 Ohio 125 No. 189, Amelia, Sept. 13. Female reported this offense at 2792 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male reported this offense at 1991 James E. Sauls, Batavia, Sept. 12. Male was assaulted at Ohio 132, Batavia, Sept. 12.

70th Anniversary Legal Notice City of Milford Planning Commission Date & Time: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio CU 09-01 Auto Pros Repair Conditional Use. An application submitted by Chris Ventura, Auto Pros Repair, requesting permission to operate an automotive repair business located 791 US 50. The property is zoned L-I, Light Industry, and automotive repair is a conditional use requiring approval by the Planning Commission in accordance with Chapter 1195, Conditional Uses. CU 0902 Moto Coffee Conditional Use. An application submitted by Khym Johnson, Moto Coffee, requesting permission to operate a drive through coffee shop located in the front portion of the parcel located at 815-825 Main Street. The property is zoned B3, General Business District, and a drive through is a conditional use requiring approval by the Planning Commission in accordance with Chapter 1195, Conditional Uses. The application and accompanying documents can be viewed at the City Hall—745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio—from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at 248-5093. 505145

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Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 2201 Arrowhead Tr., Sept. 10. Male stated card used with no authorization at 1050 Bobby Ct., Sept. 14.




John B. Barbara, 41, 70 Glendale Milford, disorderly conduct, Sept. 19.

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GPS unit, amplifier, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,150 at 1141 Ohio 50, Sept. 8. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20 at Ohio 28, Sept. 7. Chrome wheel taken at 1614 Ohio 131, Sept. 7. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $28 at Ohio 28, Sept. 8. Wallet taken from vehicle at area near Beech at Glendale Milford, Sept. 8. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $290 at Ohio 28, Sept. 7. Checks taken; $455 at 1244 Kent Dr., Sept. 12. Jewelry taken; $7,000 at 6164 Field Stream Ct., Sept. 4. Cellphone taken at 1281 Pebble Brooke No. 5, Sept. 9. DVDs, make-up, etc. taken from Meijer; $408 at Ohio 28, Sept. 10. Chainsaw taken; $245 at 5557 Garrett Dr., Sept. 10. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle; $607 at 6708 Sylvan Dr., Sept. 10. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $2,000 at 6246 Fay Ct., Sept. 11. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 1212 Red Roan, Sept. 12. A child’s pedal car was taken at 5705 Blue Spruce, Sept. 12. GPS, I-Pod etc. taken from vehicle; $306 at 767 Bramblewood, Sept. 13. iPod, shoes, etc. taken from vehicle; $520 at 6232 N. Shadow Hill Way, Sept. 13. Lumber taken at 381 Branch St., Sept. 14.

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On the record

September 30, 2009

POLICE REPORTS From B9 High at 1351 Clough, Batavia, Sept. 8. Male was assaulted at 235 Mulberry No. 45, Felicity, Sept. 1. Male was assaulted at 1554 Ohio 232, Moscow, Sept. 8.

Breaking and entering

Entry made at 2239 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Aircompressor taken from Kingsway Fellowship Church at 2906 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 13. Unlisted items taken from abandoned residence at 2435 Ohio 133, Bethel, Sept. 13. Male reported this offense at 6294 Hunt Rd., Blanchester, Sept. 11. Entry made into barn at 76 Riverview, Felicity, Sept. 10. Female reported this offense at 318 3rd St., Moscow, Sept. 12.


Money taken at 4720 Keeneland Run, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male reported this offense at 2113 Ohio 50, Batavia, Sept. 14. Unlisted items taken at 3246 Ohio 131, Goshen, Sept. 9. Items taken from trailer at 1919 Ohio 52, Moscow, Aug. 30. Unlisted items taken at 4181 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Sept. 11.

Criminal damage

Landscaping timbers damaged at community pool at 3669 Bristol Lake, Amelia, Sept. 12. Vehicle damaged at 3723 Loch Lamond, Amelia, Sept. 10. Bushes damaged at 2257 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Sept. 14.

Criminal trespass

Fighting occurred at 2700 block of Ohio 222, Bethel, Sept. 13.

Domestic violence

At Bay Meadow, Batavia, Sept. 11. At East Meadow, Batavia, Sept. 13. At Mulberry Street, Felicity, Sept. 13. At Main Street, Neville, Sept. 14. At Franklin Laurel Rd., New Richmond, Sept. 14. At Ohio 132, New Richmond, Sept. 13. At Ohio 222, New Richmond, Sept. 10.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 38 Mallard, Amelia, Sept. 11. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2605 Gaylord, Bethel, Sept. 8. Male reported ID theft at 16 Heather Dr., Loveland, Sept. 11. Male stated money taken from account with no authorization at Lower Cumberland, Mt. Orab, Sept. 4. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2659 Chestnut, New Richmond, Sept. 10. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 122 Cross St., Newtonsville, Sept. 10.


Female was threatened at 600 University Lane No. 113, Batavia, Sept. 14. Male was threatened at 4225 Muscovy, Batavia, Sept. 9. Male was threatened at 3705 Smyrna, Felicity, Sept. 8. Male was threatened at 2058 Ginn Rd., New Richmond, Sept. 8.

Public indecency

Male exposed himself at Richey Rd., Felicity, Sept. 11.

Trespassing on property at 2285 Crane Schoolhouse, Amelia, Sept. 12. Trespassing on property at 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Sept. 8. Trespassing on property at 273 Sherwood Ct., Batavia, Sept. 11.

Female reported this offense at 2700 block of Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Sept. 15. Female reported this offense at 2200 block of Ohio 756, Moscow, Sept. 8.

Juvenile assaulted another student at Amelia High at Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 4.

Three checks taken at 38 Wolfer Dr., Amelia, Sept. 14. Unlisted items taken at 1316 Ham-

Disorderly conduct




man Dr., Amelia, Sept. 17. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 175 Chapel Rd., Amelia, Sept. 14. Merchandise taken from Kroger at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 11. Check taken at 3739 Oakwood Dr., Amelia, Sept. 11. Merchandise taken from Kroger at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 12. Unlisted items taken at 1850 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 10. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 9. Unlisted items taken at 40 Lucy Run, Amelia, Sept. 9. Unlisted items taken at 4 Montgomery Way No. 9, Amelia, Sept. 1. Unlisted items taken at 4565 Water Dance, Batavia, Sept. 10. Vehicle taken at 2905 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 11. Vehicle taken at 5010 Ohio 276, Batavia, Sept. 11. Tools not returned to owner at 5653 Stonelick Williams Corner, Batavia, Sept. 9. Unlisted items taken at 5687 Ohio 133, Batavia, Sept. 12. Unlisted items taken at 2702 Ohio 125, Bethel, Sept. 14. Male received counterfeit money at 3616 Lucas Rd., Blanchester, Sept. 11. Unlisted items taken at 6138 Newtonsville, Goshen, Sept. 8. Vehicle taken at 300 Walnut St., Neville, Sept. 10. Unlisted items taken at 2140 Laurel Lindale, New Richmond, Sept. 10. Male reported this offense at 4925 Jester Rd., Williamsburg, Sept. 11.

Use of force

Deputies used force to taken subject into custody at 2337 Clermont Center Dr., Batavia, Sept. 10. Female reported this offense at 12 Montgomery Way No. 11, Amelia, Sept. 9.




Lawrence Eckert Jr., 81, of Goshen died Sept. 15. Survived by sister-in-law, Dorothy Eckert; nephews, Bill (Jeanne) Eckert and Bob (Linda) Eckert; nieces, Marlene Ashcraft, Patricia (Mike) Kalb, Betty Scott, Bonnie (Charles) Carlier and Barbara Eckert; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were Sept. 18 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, Ohio, 45103.

Marlene Wilma Clements

Dewey Solomon, 88, of Milford died Sept. 20. Survived by daughters, Yvonne M. Collins and Gail B, Cornelius; sons, Gerald C. Solomon and Darryl G. Solomon; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and three brothers and one sister. Preceded in death by wife, Helen Gray Solomon, and father, Fred D. Solomon. Services were Sept. 22 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Teen Challenge Cincinnati, P.O. Box 249, Milford, Ohio, 451508996.

Dewey Solomon

Marlene Wilma Clements, 71, of Milford died Sept. 15. Survived by children, Earl Latchford, Robert Clements, Doreena Bobbitt and Maureena Grimes; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Jerry and John. Preceded in death by sibling, Robert Miller. Services were Sept. 21 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, 741 Center St., Milford, Ohio, 45150.

Carolyn Denise Trenn

Carolyn Denise Trenn, 51, of Milford died Sept. 18. Survived by daughter, Aimee Meredith; mother, Patricia Hubbard Jewell; siblings, Pamela Dunn, Scotty and Brian (Connie) Jewell; and nephews and nieces, Michael, Heather and Corey Dunn, Danielle Drewry and Dustin Jewell. Preceded in death by father, Lee Roy Scott Jewell. Services were Sept. 22 at Summerside United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Carolyn D. Trenn Memorial Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank (to help with funeral expenses.)

Kathleen D. Wright

Kathleen D. Wright, 60, of Mount Orab died Sept. 19. Survived by husband, Thomas Wright; children, Matthew Wright of Batavia, Mark Wright of Mount Orab and Leslie Carrier and West Union; grandchildren, Sheila, Michael, Abigail, Rebecca, Erica, Cory and Anthony; brother, Steve Michelis of Amelia; numerous nieces and nephews; also survived by additional family and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Ford Glen and Rita (nee Russell) Michelis. Services were Sept. 22 at Megie Funeral Home, Mount Orab.


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Gary Lee Brandenburg, 37, of Goshen died Sept. 19. Survived by mother, Karen Marie (nee Rosic) Privett; grandmother, Shirley Brandenburg; children, Logan Brandenburg, Hunter Brandenburg, Levi Brandenburg, Jesse Brandenburg and Tiffany Lewis; brothers, Jason Brandenburg, Cole Brandenburg and Eric Jelenek; several aunts and uncles, numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Preceded in death by father, Delmas Lee Brandenburg. Services were Sept. 24 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

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A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.


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

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

VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

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NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854


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

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