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The Krippendorf estate, at the heart of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The addition of the Krippendorf estate to the National Register of Historic Places is unique because it not only includes the lodge, but also Carl Krippendorf’s original 175 acres, all the original buildings on those 175 acres and even the land itself. FULL STORY, B1


Goshen to sell surplus items By John Seney

Krippendorf on national register

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GOSHEN TWP. - Officials hope to raise some extra money by selling a number of surplus fire department items online. “I’m continuing to look for any way possible to increase revenue and get rid of things lying around,” said Fire Chief Steve Pegram. The township trustees Sept. 27 approved a list of items to be sold on the website “Over the past two years we have been doing extensive cleaning, repairs and reorganization at the fire station after years of neglect,” Pegram said. “Several of these items are no longer needed or have been sitting unused for many years so it is our intention to use the auction to clean up our station as well as raise some revenue.”

The items for sale include: • An air cascade system and bottles. • A spare power cord with reel and light box. • A DVD player. • A microwave oven. • Six pair of medical anti-shock trousers. • A thermal imaging camera (inoperable). • A floor buffer. • An air compressor. • Two four-drawer file cabinets. • Three two-drawer file cabinets. • A Ricoh copier. • A mobile TV cart. • A television set. • A lawn mower. • A top-load washing machine. Also on the list presented by Pegram was an Allis Chalmers lawn tractor with accessories.

However, Trustee Ray Autenrieb suggested the township look into the possibility of donating the lawn tractor to the park district to use for mowing. Pegram said the lawn tractor overheats and needs to be repaired. The trustees passed a resolution offering the park district the right of first refusal for the lawn tractor. If the park district board does not want the tractor, then it will be declared surplus and sold at auction with the other items. Pegram said he expects the sale of all the items except the lawn tractor to raise between $2,000 and $3,000. If the tractor is not donated to the park district and sold online, it is expected to bring in between $5,000 and $6,000, he said. For more about your community, visit

ATMs to go into county offices

Automated teller machines ATMs - are going to be installed in two county offices. The Clermont County commissioners approved a contact with Rain1 Solutions of Loveland for three ATMs - one for the BMV in Batavia and one for the clerk’s title office in Milford. FULL STORY, A2

Goshen Gala is Oct. 22

A business, a public servant and an educator will be honored a this year’s seventh annual Goshen Gala. The event sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce will be 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48. FULL STORY, A5

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Clermont Northeastern school board President Jayne Mummert, left, recognized Cub Scout Pack 241 (Webelos 2, Den 4) and Girl Scout Troop 40234 during the Moment of Excellence at the Sept. 19 school board meeting. The Scouts helped clean up the entrance to CNE Elementary School just before school started.

Fundraiser to raise cash for equipment By John Seney

CNE board of education meets

The Clermont Northeastern Local School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the middle school, 2792 U.S. 50.

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GOSHEN TWP. - The Goshen firefighters union is partnering with the Goshen BP station for a fund-raiser to benefit the fire and EMS equipment fund. Off-duty firefighters will be collecting donations at the BP station, 6778 Goshen Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. One of the pieces of equipment that may be purchased with the fund is an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for use by the fire department. Fire Chief Steve Pegram told the township trustees at the Sept. 27 meeting the vehicle was needed for rescue and firefighting in remote, wooded areas of

the township. But because of limited funds in the fire department budget, the firefighters union agreed to raise funds to buy the ATV and then donate it to the department. Pegram said the ATV will cost $15,000, including the cost of outfitting it with firefighting and rescue equipment and buying a trailer to haul the vehicle. Pegram said the need for an ATV first became apparent to him about a year ago when a hunter died in a remote area of the township. “We couldn’t get him out of the woods,” Pegram said. “We had to call in a neighboring department.” He said the ATV also could be used on the nature trail that recently opened next to Goshen

High School. Trustee Bob Hausermann said the township made some money from the recent sale of a ladder truck that could be used to help buy the ATV. “I’m not opposed to making a large purchase from that money,” Hausermann said. “If the fundraiser doesn’t produce what we hope, I don’t want the project too die. It (the ATV) is a needed piece of equipment.” Trustee Jack Kuntz suggested the fund-raiser not be limited to just the ATV purchase. “Say this is a fund-raiser for the fire department,” Kuntz said. Ed Meyer, owner of the Goshen BP, said that in addition to the money the firefighters raised, he would donate to the fund five per-

cent of all fuel sales made during the fund-raiser. “I’ve been aware of the specific equipment needs (of the fire department) for quite some time,” Meyer said. “I felt compelled to help come up with the funds to accomplish this task.” Meyer said firefighters will be washing windows for customers and giving away hot dogs for anyone who donates to the fund. “I hope we raise a lot of money for the firefighters,” he said. Brian Broyles, president of the union, said tax-deductible donations also can be mailed to: Goshen Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3932, PO Box 228, Goshen, OH 45122. For more about your community, visit

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Goshen Gala to honor leaders of the community By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. - A business, a public servant and an educator will be honored a this year’s seventh annual Goshen Gala. The event sponsored by the Goshen Chamber of Commerce will be 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48. The guest speaker will be Debbie Gardner, a former deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office who is now a motivational speaker and self-defense expert. “She teaches self-confidence and knowing your limitations,” said Jessica Wittmer, chamber coordinator. “She is a great motivational speaker.” The highlight of the gala will be awards presented for Chamber Business of the Year, Public Servant of the Year and Educator of the Year. “There are a lot of people in Goshen who make a big difference,” said Sue Bowman, a chamber member

and one of the organizers of the event. “The chamber wants to recognize them.” Bowman said the theme of this year’s gala is “Protect and Strengthen Our Community.” The Goshen Township Citizens Police Academy members also will be honored at the event, she said. “We’re inviting the community to participate,” Wittmer said. “It’s a community event.” Tickets are $35 a person or $60 a couple. “The price includes a very nice sit-down dinner,” Wittmer said. There will be a silent auction, door prizes and dancing. Wittmer said about 100 people attended last year’s gala. She expects more this year. For more information, call 239-7222 or see the website,, or email For more about your community, visit wnship.

Students show patriotism

Students at Goshen Middle School assembled on the football field Sept. 9 in the shape of the American Flag, with students dressed in red, white and blue. It was one of the activities at the school surrounding the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

Lawsuit keeps water flowing By Kellie Geist-May

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to residents in July because the property owner – Midwest Heritage Management – owes more than $100,000 in delinquent water and sewer bills. The water was supposed to be turned off Oct. 1. Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Elizabeth Mason said the residents filed a class action lawsuit against the property owner in late August. That lawsuit includes a temporary restraining order that keeps the county from turning off the water. “The tenants pay rent and the water is supposed to be included,” she said. “They are paying the rent, so why are the bills so far in arrears? That’s why the court is involved.” The lawsuit also dictates that, for now, residents pay their rent to the Clermont County clerk of courts, Mason said. “The county and the plaintiffs also are asking

that a receiver be appointed. A receiver would take over management of the parks – we have health district issues with those properties too,” Mason said. A hearing on the case was scheduled for Sept. 19 in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. Aside from what the courts decide, the Clermont County commissioners voted Sept. 14 to certify $45,881 in sewer charges and $67, 573 in water charges to the Heritage properties’ taxes. Green Acres and Remington Lake are both in Miami Township. Eastgate Village is in Pierce Township. “We are sort of in limbo because of the lawsuit, but at the moment we are proceeding with our normal practice of putting those (charges) on the taxes,” said County Administrator David Spinney. The phone numbers listed for both Heritage Man-

agement Group and Holbrook & Associates have been disconnected and an email message has not been returned. Heritage property manager Dan Davis previously said the company was working to pay the bills. “This has been a very hard time for the company, but we are working to get it resolved,” he said in August. Based on the number of shut-off notices sent, it’s estimated that there are about 340 total occupied homes in the three parks. Clermont County Budget Director Sukie Scheetz said 540 shut-off notices were sent and about 200 of those were returned. Heritage also is involved in a class action lawsuit filed by the residents of Compton Hills in Hamilton County. That case is ongoing. For more about your community, visit clermontcounty

ATMs to go in Clermont Co. offices By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. - Automated teller machines ATMs - are going to be installed in three county offices. The Clermont County commissioners approved a contact with Rain1 Solutions of Loveland for three ATMs - one for the BMV in Batavia, one for the Common Pleas Clerk of Courts office in Batavia and one for the clerk’s title office in Milford.

“We’ve been wanting an ATM for a while. We can’t take credit cards and there are many times when customers come to the BMV, they get the transaction taken care of, but they don’t have cash or a check to pay. This is just a matter of customer service,” Fraley said. Fraley said they also are hoping to get an ATM for Clermont County Clerk of Municipal Court Tim Rudd’s office in Batavia Township. The ATMs will be at no cost to the county, but customers will pay a $1.75 fee


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to make a withdraw. Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Barb Wiedenbein said they could have charged more and kept the additional revenue, but that wasn’t something she or Fraley were interested in. “We really just want to provide this service more than anything - times are bad enough as it is, so we didn’t want to charge an additional fee,” Wiedenbein said. “We have people who come in and they just don’t deal with cash anymore. Some even get upset that we don’t already have an ATM.” Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey said getting ATMs in these offices has been on the radar for a while. “We’ve been looking at this for a long time, probably since I became a commissioner (in 2008.) This will allow people to pay their necessary bills more conveniently … I think this is an important service for the county,” he said. The contract for the ATMs will be from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2014.

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Miami Twp. firefighters respond to hurricane By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. – Two township firefighters were participants in federal assistance teams sent to the East Coast when Hurricane Irene struck. Lt. Barry Mesley was sent as part of an 80-member Ohio Task Force One team, which is trained to respond to disasters. Joe Stoffolano, a parttime firefighter with Miami Township and full-time firefighter with Delhi Township, also was deployed to Irene, but as part of another assistance team associated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are four Miami Township firefighters who are part of Ohio Task Force One, but Mesley was the only member chosen to respond to Irene. “I was lucky enough to go,” said Mesley, who has been a member of Ohio Task Force One about nine years. The other Miami Township firefighters on the team are Bill Richardson, Jeff Childers and Lee Hines. Mesley is trained as a hazardous material technician, but on this trip he went as a truck driver. The team was activated Aug. 26 and its members sworn in as temporary federal employees, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The team is a state asset and also responds to state disasters, but can be activated by the federal government when needed, Mesley said. “We do things beyond the capabilities of most normal rescue teams,” he said. The team left Dayton Aug. 26 and headed east with a convoy of trucks and buses. “Our purpose was to arrive ahead of the storm and be ready to mobilize,” Mesley said. They arrived in New Jersey Aug. 27 and were sent to Lakehurst Naval Air Station, the site of the famous 1937 Hindenburg airship crash. “I saw the marker in the field where the Hindenburg crashed,” Mesley said. The team spent the night in an old mess hall on the

base as the hurricane passed over. “ T h e winds were not as bad as they thought Mesley they would be,” he said. “We were about 10 to 15 miles from the coast.” He said there was a Stoffolano lot of rain but very little wind damage in New Jersey. The next day, Aug. 28, the team members packed up their gear and moved north to New York, where there were reports of flood damage. “Because of the storm, roads were blocked and washed out,” Mesley said. “We had to take a 200-mile detour. Instead of a twohour trip, it took six hours. It was not an easy trip.” They got to Stewart Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y., where they slept in sleeping bags in a hangar. The next day, Aug. 29, they drove through the Catskill Mountains to Schoharie County, N.Y., where they set up their base at the county fairgrounds. As a truck driver, Mesley’s job was to stay at the camp and take care of logistical needs, like going out and getting supplies. “The jobs are divided up in the team,” he said. “There is a lot of back support going on so the guys doing the rescue work can concentrate on the rescue mission.” Mesley didn’t go out on any rescue missions himself this time, though he has in the past, including after Hurricane Rita in Texas in 2005. “The younger guys needed the experience,” he said. “My job was support this time. My turn will come.” The rescue members of the team flew out in helicopters on several missions to do searches and damage assessments. Although there were no life-threatening situations, the team members did find several people who had

been reported missing. “Everybody did a good job and worked well together,” Mesley said. “People thanked us for coming to help them.” Mesley saw some washed out roads and bridges on the trip. At one damaged bridge, the convoy had to go over one truck at a time. The team broke camp and headed back to Ohio Aug. 31, staying that night at a hotel in Buffalo, N.Y. “It was nice. I got a shower,” Mesley said. They arrived back in Dayton Sept. 1. Stoffolano, who has worked for the Miami Township department since 2008 and the Delhi Township department since 2006, was sent to Connecticut as part of a Disaster Medical Assistance Team from Northern Kentucky. He said the team includes people with different specialties who provide medical assistance in disasters. His specialties are as a paramedic and providing logistical support. The Northern Kentucky team included 36 members who traveled to Hartford, Conn., in advance of the storm. “There was some flooding there, but not a lot of medical needs,” Stoffolano said. “But we were always ready.” The trip provided the opportunity for the team to do a lot of training. “We had training every day. It was really valuable,” he said. The team ended up staying in Connecticut five days. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said having firefighters serve on special response units is valuable to the department. “I have a longtime commitment to special teams in general,” he said. Whitworth said the team members bring back valuable training that can be applied in local situations. “It’s also part of giving back to the greater community,” he said. “We hope we get the same kind of help when we need it.” For more information about Ohio Task Force One, see the website www.

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Two candidates seek seats on Milford school board By John Seney

MILFORD - Two candidates are on the ballot for the two Milford school board seats up for election Nov. 8. Incumbent board member George Lucas is seeking re-election. Robert Hewlett, who ran for the school board in 2009, also is on the ballot. A third candidate, Anthony Staubach Jr., filed petitions to run for a school board seat, but did not have enough valid signatures and was not certified to the ballot, said Becky Rudd of the Clermont County Board of Elections. Gary Knepp, a board member whose term expires this year, choose not to run for re-election. Knepp said when he ran for the school board in 2007 he said he would serve only one term.



“There were some hard choices to make at the time and I didn’t want to be distracted if I had to run for reelection,” he said. “I believe I accomplished what I set out to do. I believe the district is in good shape.” Lucas said he is running again because “I want to finish what we started – reducing costs and preparing the community for an eventual levy.” “I just want to be here to help out the best I can,” he said. Lucas first served on the school board from 1994 to 1998 and then ran again in 2007.

He is general manager and secretary of the Osterwisch Co., which provides HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. Hewlett ran for a school board seat in 2009 and finished fourth out of five candidates running for three seats. “I’m passionate about the school district,” he said. “I want to participate in making sound decisions for the community.” Hewlett is a development manager at U.S. Bank. He has been a member of the parent advisory council at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School and has coached baseball and basketball. Hewlett is married and has two children attending Milford schools. For more about your community, visit www.

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Live Oaks resource officer ‘there for the kids’ By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. – For Steve Burgess, school resource officer at Live Oaks Career Campus, the job is all about “being there for the kids.” “They (the students) understand I’m here for them,” said Burgess, who has been the resource officer at the school for 11 years. “Even after graduation, they come back and talk,” Burgess said. “That’s why I love this job.” Burgess joined the Miami Township Police Department in 1997, having previously worked in law enforcement in the Dayton area. He started out as a patrol officer, but when the resource officer position at Live Oaks opened up,

a mentor,” he said of the job. “It’s good for them to see a police officer in a different light – as someone they can talk to.” Burgess said the kids at Live Oaks are there because they want to get their career going. “These kids in my opinion are really good kids,” he said. “We’re here to help them, not arrest them.” Drug possession is one of the most common reasons students get in trouble at the school. “If a kid gets caught with JOHN SENEY/STAFF drugs, we have to figure out how Miami Township Police Officer Steve Burgess at to help him,” he said. Burgess tries to get the student his desk at the Live Oaks Career Campus. in a program that will address his Burgess is school resource officer for Live Oaks. problem. Burgess said he would “give it a “I’m going to treat them like try.” adults, but with that comes “It’s been very rewarding to get responsibility. Kids want to be to help young people, to get to be treated as adults,” he said.

Burgess has an office at the school, but spends a lot of time just walking the halls, talking to the kids informally. He also has formal classroom sessions where he talks about topics such as safe driving, the effect of drugs on the brain, bullying and how to interact with police officers. Joe Moon, assistant dean at Live Oaks, said Burgess adds to the safety and security students feel. “What makes Steve good is the relationship he has with students,” Moon said. “He is able to prevent a lot of issues.” Burgess recently received The Ohio School Resource Officers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Burgess has been active in the association since its formation and

has served as its president. Even as budgets are cut, more and more schools are seeing the need for resource officers, he said. “It’s important to have somebody at the school,” he said. Burgess said the association conducts training for resource officers and other school staff members. There are more than 700 school resource officers in Ohio. Burgess grew up in the Dayton area and now lives in Warren County with his wife and three children. His outside interests include coaching youth sports, being involved with his church and golf. For more about the Ohio School Resource Officers Association, see the website For more about your community, visit

Block watches gaining ground in Milford By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD - When Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills took over the department in March, he wanted to focus on a few specific things. One of those things was community block watches. “We had some on the books, but they weren’t active,” he said. “I recognize that block watches are a great way for us to communicate with our citizens a little more effectively and efficiently.” Mills, along with officers Megan Bovenzi, Kris Mell and Adam Yeary, used individual contact with the community to generate interest in the block watch program. Now the city has six watches up-and-running

including one at each of the following Apple Lane, Residence of Milford (former Edgecombe Gardens), Oakwood Apartments, with the Historic Milford Association, East Milford and the Stoneridge/Treeridge area. A seventh program is pending in Clertoma. “Most of the watches we have right now were born out of a specific complaint – usually a quality of life issue. We responded for that specific problem and talked to the residents about how we can work together,” Mills said. Some of those catalysts included parking issues, garbage pickers and noise violations. Mills wants residents to know that a block watch is not what you see in the movies - there’s no one res-

ident sitting in front of a display of surveillance footage and members don’t have to be monthly meetings unless they want to. “It’s not like that at all. Being part of a block watch just means you are keeping an eye on your community and you have an officer assigned to your neighborhood,” Mills said. “It’s all about getting to know your neighbors and the police department.” Mell, who is leading a number of the programs, said the block watches also are an important part of keeping the police in the loop. “People need to know that just because something seems minor doesn’t mean you shouldn’t call the police. If someone is rum-

maging through your car, even if nothing is stolen, talk to your neighbors and call us,” he said. “Block watches also help us with prevention. If we know you have a concern or you tell us something isn’t right in your neighborhood, we can drive through your neighborhood a little more and take care of it quickly.” “We want our residents to call us. Sometimes it’s a nuisance situation - maybe it’s not something we can make an arrest for - but we can work together to fix the situation,” Mills said. If you are interested in being part of a block watch or if you would like to start one in your neighborhood, contact the police department at 248-5084.


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BRIEFLY Public hearing

MILFORD - City staff will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss potential projects to be submitted to Hamilton County's Community Development Block Grant program. The hearing will be in the city council chambers at 745 Center St. This is the first time the city has participated in this program through Hamilton County. The program is targeted at projects that primarily benefit low- to moderateincome residents as well as project thats help eliminate slum and blighted conditions. Funding is on a three-year cycle. An additional public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled city council meeting.

Speed & Kustoms

MILFORD - Easy Street Rides & Rods will host a “Speed and Kustoms” celebration from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 30. The shop is at 701 Chamber Drive in Milford. There will be an opening reception, ribbon-cutting, shop tours and Skyline chili Friday. Saturday and Sunday will include a cruise-in, Halloween costume contest, food, music and dancing. There is no charge for the cruise-in, but cars need to be registered. Sunday also will feature a cruise-in parade starting at 3 p.m. The “cruise-through” parade will feature classic cars and will travel from the shop to U.S. 50. From there, the route goes to Cemetery Drive to Powhatton Drive to Clertoma Drive to Garfield Avenue. The parade will then go through historic downtown Milford and take Lila Avenue back to Milford Parkway. No roads will be closed, but residents are asked to come out to watch the parade. For more information or to register for the cruise-in or the parade, call 831-7550.

Fund-raiser to help

MILFORD – Texas Roadhouse will be the place for family and friends of Landon Tincher of Miami Township to raise money for his mother to help her pay living expenses. The fundraiser is 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 12, at Texas Roadhouse, 375 Rivers Edge Drive in Milford. Call ahead for seating at 831-9700. Landon nearly downed July 29 in his baby-sitter’s backyard pool. He spent one

month at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is currently making progress while undergoing three different therapies. However, his mother, Mandee Reed Tincher, is a single mom with three boys. She is not working right now to be with Landon. For Texas Roadhouse customers who mention “Fighting 4 Landon” when ordering their meals, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the sale to the fund. Also raffles and a split the pot will take place.

Golf outing

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

Found in contempt

GOSHEN TWP. - Businessman Donnie Combs was found in contempt Sept. 23 for failing to clean up construction debris. Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Herman ruled Combs had not made enough progress in removing piles of construction debris from Combs Trucking and Land Development, 1503 Ohio 28. Herman set sentencing for Combs in his courtroom 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Combs served 30 days in jail in 2010 after being found guilty of one charge of illegal open burning or dumping and one charge of air pollution on the same property.

History walk

MILFORD – Take a walk through the historic Milford Greenlawn Cemetery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Those buried at Milford’s historic Greenlawn Cemetery reflect the long history of the city.

The tour will be a lively one with members of the Milford Theatre Guilde to portray the Rev. Phillip and Elizabeth Gatch celebrating the 200th anniversary the 1811 burial of Elizabeth Gatch. Additional re-enactors dressed in period costumes and members of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society (GMAHS) will share stories including the history of Ohio Gov. John Pattison and his family buried in the cemetery and the story of two Major League Baseball players. Jason French, lead interpreter for the Cincinnati History Museum, will introduce James Smith, Elizabeth Gatch’s brother, who played a significant role in the history of southwestern Ohio. Karen McKirtic will share history of several early Blacks buried at Greenlawn. The Milford Fire Department’s vintage truck will be on display and Chief John Cooper will commemorate fallen firefighters. Evans Funeral Home, a sponsor of the event, will had a display of vintage mortuary items. This event is open to the public and charges are prepay $10 or $15 the day of the event. Purchase tickets at Promont House or at www. 5623. For information call 513248-0324 or email

Wellness walk

UNION TWP. – NAMI Clermont County Wellness Walk 2011 is 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park on Clough Pike. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The walk starts at 9:30 a.m. To register, visit https:// All team members can register themselves and NAMI volunteers will track the teams the day of the walk. If you can’t make the walk, consider making a donation. Your support will allow NAMI to continue offering our free classes in Clermont County. Email Amy Foley at or call the office at 513-528-5500.

sion and parking are free. For more information, call Susan Jones at 553-4200.

Garden club meeting

MILFORD – Milford Garden Club will meet at Mary Ann Mangold’s house at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Carve a pumpkin and bring it to the meeting. For information about the meeting place, call 575-2796.

Pink lemonade sale

MIAMI TWP. – The boys and girls of the Milford Football/Cheer Club will be hosting a Pink Lemonade Stand the first four weekends in October in an effort to raise awareness and money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati. They will also be raffling donated baskets, selling football/cheer gear and accepting donations. The location will be at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, next to the concessions stand every Saturday and Sunday in October from noon to 6 p.m. One basket will be given away each sale date.

Parks & Rec to meet

MILFORD – The Milford Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the Milford Administration Building, 745 Center St., Harry Hodges Room 205. The tentative agenda items include: • Discuss events and activities for 2012. • Revitalization of parks update. • Eagle Scout project update. • Discuss recreation classes in Hodges Room. • Discuss performance pavilion designs. • Discuss playground equipment in Garfield Park. • Other business appropriate to come before the committee.

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Steamboat bicentennial

MOSCOW – The Western Rivers Steamboat Bicentennial will be celebrated in Moscow with a presentation about steamboats and steamboating. Music by Stephen Foster will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, followed by the program at 11 a.m. at the Rivervalley Community Center, 30 Wells St. Admis-

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WILLIAMSBURG TWP. Visitors to the Old West Festival’s last weekend Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 can see how baseball was played in 1869 by the Cincinnati Red Stockings, America’s first professional baseball team. The 1869 Red Stockings, a team that travels the region playing baseball by the original rules and wearing uniforms and using equipment made to the standards of that time, will take on their rivals, the Norwood Highlanders, 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The Red Stockings will face the Dayton Clodhoppers 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Also Sunday, Oct. 9, the Old West Festival will have its first Deaf Day. This will be a deaf-friendly event with interpreters on the grounds all day to interpret festival shows.

Genealogical programs

CLERMONT COUNTY – The following is a list of October programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Additional information can be found at: www.rootsweb. or 513-723-3423. The programs are free and open to the public. • Saturday, Oct. 8: Program, “Intermediate Genealogy,” Clermont County Genealogical Society members will discuss “next steps” for the intermediate genealogist, at the Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Stained glass artist Deborah Zimmerer of Mt. Orab, left, watches while Quelaun Marshall of Evendale looks through one of her Ribbons Stained Glass handmade kaleidoscopes.

Weather holds out for Art Affaire

Nancy Aubke of Terrace Park, left, and Sally Slattery of Loveland check out some of Leslie Daly’s metalworks at the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

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Heidi Vitchner of Miami Township, right, shows some of her Bella Rose jewelry to Susan Alverson of Liberty Township during Art Affaire Sept. 24.

Loveland resident Jan Beller takes a look at some of Kirstin Eismin’s “Funky Artsy” jewelry during the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

MILFORD - Despite cloudy skies, the sixth annual Art Affaire went off without a hitch and was bigger than ever. More than 40 artists specializing in a wide variety of wares set-up shop at the show, which was at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. In addition to seeing the art, visitors could enjoy lunch on the veranda and check out the amateur flower show inside the museum. This year’s event was co-sponsored by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society and the Greater Milford Events and Arts Council. Proceeds will be shared and used for each organization’s operations, programming and scholarships.

Milford residents Sandy Dumrese, front, and Ginny Carrington take a peek at Jennifer Becker’s jewelry designs at the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

Don Clark of Covedale helps his son Ben walk through the Promont House Museum’s grounds during the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

Vincent and Jessica Panzeca of Miami Township, right, bought this rug from Elaine Rihm, right, for their new baby’s room. Rihm was one of the artists featured at this year’s Art Affaire.

Marilyn Richey of Walnut Hills, left, owner of “Jewelry with a Past,” shows some of her work to Judy Selzer of Anderson Township and her granddaughters Kaitlyn Wilver, front, and Aubrey Wilver of Union Township. The Art Affaire was held Sept. 24 outside the Promont House Museum in Milford.

Helen Wisby-Brown of Milford takes a look through prints by Bobbi Thies during the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

Chris Ohmer, left, and Maggie Ohmer of Milford walk through the Promont House Museum to see the amateur flower show during the Art Affaire Sept. 24. Mt. Lookout artist Ann Grimaldi, a recent addition to the artists featured at Row House Gallery in Milford, paints during the Art Affaire Sept. 24.

Patti Walsh of Liberty Township looks at one of the stained glass pieces artist Pam Ziermaier brought to the Art Affaire Sept. 24. Ziermaier, who lives in Miami Township, has made multiple custom pieces for Walsh’s home in the past.

PHOTOS: KELLIE GEISTMAY/STAFF Milford sisters Jean Dugan, front, and Shirley Smith enjoy a light lunch on the veranda of the Promont House Museum during the Art Affaire.


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Clermont Northeastern Elementary School thirdgrader Logan Menke, along with some of his classmates, walks around the high school track during the school’s walk-athon Sept. 30.



After doing their walk-a-thon laps, students at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School enjoyed a bottle of water and a snack. The walk-a-thon fundraiser was held Sept. 30.

CNE walk-a-thon fundraiser expected to raise about $10k By Kellie Geist-May

STONELICK TWP. - Clermont Northeastern Elementary School’s annual walk-a-thon fundraiser is expected to raise close to $10,000 this year. Walk-a-thon organizer Meg Porter said the goal was $10,000 and, as of the event date Sept. 30, they had raised about $8,600. Since the students didn’t have to turn in their money until the following week, Porter was hopeful. “They still have time to turn the

Clermont Northeastern aide Jackie Shelton helps check-off one of Thomas Langdon’s walk-a-thon laps during the annual walk-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 30.

money in, so I’m being optimistic that we can meet our goal,” Porter said. All of the money raised for the walk-a-thon goes directly to the elementary school. This year it will be used to upgrade and purchase technology for the school and pay for student incentives, Porter said. Students who participated in the walk-a-thon got a giant Pixy Stix. Those who met certain monetary goals were either eligible for donuts with the principal or lunch with the principal. The top fundraiser also will get to pie Assistant Principal Val Davis.


Walk-a-thon volunteer Sarah Ferguson encourages the kids to walk, but not run, on the track. The Clermont Northeastern walk-a-thon was held Sept. 30.

Karice Watson, front, and Megan Bush walk quickly to stay warm during the Clermont Northeastern Elementary School walk-a-thon Sept. 30.

Teachers, parents and volunteers help keep track of how many laps each student walked during the Clermont Northeastern Elementary School walk-a-thon Sept. 30. The adults also encouraged the kids to walk instead of run, helped with snacks and got them back to their classrooms.

Live Oaks students issued netbooks to take home By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. - All students at Live Oaks Career Campus this year were issued netbook computers to use with their classes. The students will be responsible for the computers 24 hours a day and can take them home. They must turn them in at the end of the year, said Joe Moon, assistant dean at Live Oaks. The netbooks made by Acer are smaller versions of a regular laptop computer. “The teachers are integrating them with their classes and coming up with new ways to teach,” Moon said. Dan Cox, dean at Live Oaks, said each student’s computer is customized for his classes. Textbooks and links to online

learning resources are available on the netbooks. “For instance, the pre-engineering students have links loaded for sites they frequently use,” he said. Loading the textbooks on the netbooks allows the school to cut down on the cost of traditional textbooks. “Textbooks are very, very expensive,” Cox said. The school has not gotten rid of traditional textbooks completely, but that is the goal, he said. “That is still a few years off,” Cox said. The netbooks have a program called Blackboard that allows teachers and students to communicate about assignments outside of class. “The student can communicate with the class even if he is not

there,” Cox said. The netbooks give students access to email and the Internet, but there are restrictions on using the technology. “That’s a little harder to control when they take the netbooks home,” Cox said. “We teach students to use the technology responsibly.” Because some parents prefer their children not bring the netbooks home, there is to option of dropping them off in the afternoon and picking them up the next morning, he said. Jon Weidlich, community relations director for the Great Oaks campuses, said the program began two years ago at the Laurel Oaks campus in Wilmington. “It was the ideal pilot program because it is the smallest campus,” he said.

Last year the program was extended to the Diamond Oaks campus in Cincinnati. This year, the two remaining campuses – Live Oaks and Scarlet Oaks in Cincinnati – got the computers. At $600 each, it cost the Great Oaks system about $1.7 million to provide netbooks for 2,800 students at four campuses. Weidlich said the price tag includes software for the netbooks. He said the school system bought higher-end netbooks that have better memory and programming than models that can be purchased at retail stores. “We decided to do that so we could get four years of life out of each one,” Weidlich said. He said the purchase was put out for competitive bid, and the lowest bid was chosen.

In the past, the schools had larger laptops available in the classroom for use by students. Those laptops were becoming obsolete and needed to be replaced, Weidlich said. Rather than replace the larger, more expensive laptops, it was more cost-effective to buy the netbooks, he said. “We had money allocated in the general fund to replace the laptops,” Weidlich said. The student is responsible for the netbook if it is lost or broken. Parents are given the opportunity at the beginning of the year to buy an inexpensive insurance policy to cover the replacement cost. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati. com/miamitownship.




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Milford water polo among state’s best By Ben Walpole

MILFORD – It’s fair to say Gary Tameris has earned the right to be proud. He started the swimming program at Milford High School in 1989; water polo followed in 1990. A little more than two decades later the Swimming Eagle boys and girls water polo teams rank among the state’s best. “It’s taken us a long time to get to this point,” Tameris said. “When we started out, it was rough, rough going.” BEN WALPOLE/COMMUNITY PRESS STAFF The girls team went 3-29 in its first three seasons. It took seven Members of the Milford High School girls water polo team leap into the pool before their match against Princeton, Sept. 27, at Milford. years of losing before the proThe boys squad features eight But it wasn’t always that way. it is producing the results you see gram’s first winning record. Com- Milford’s first two seasons pro- here now,” Tameris said. seniors – Nick Brown, Alex Frank, pare that to the 2011 squad, duced a total of one win. The teams celebrated Senior Zak Woodson, Thomas Prus, Beau which took a 20-6 record into last “Our aquatics program here Night last week with home wins Robinson, Jon Wood, Andrew weekend, looking to improve on has excelled,” Tameris said. against Princeton, Sept. 27. It was McDarty and David Matulis. They last year’s fourth-place finish in “Water polo here is a tool for a lengthy pre-game ceremony are trying to become the first class the state tournament. swimming, and swimming is a because both Milford teams are in the program’s history to reach The boys team, meanwhile, is tool for water polo. They go hand heavy on upperclassmen. the state final four in all four of seeking its fourth straight appear- in hand.” ance in the state final four. The Tameris credited the improved program celebrated its 300th win youth programs, as well as the last month. athletes’ commitment to yearround training. “The dedication they put into


Milford High School senior Aleeyse Utech looks for another score during a match against Princeton, Sept. 27, at Milford.


Princeton High School’s Olivia Sumner (10) tries to fend off Milford’s Julia Prus (15) for the ball during a match, Sept. 27, at Milford.


Milford High School goalie Sage Foote throws the ball forward during a match against Princeton, Sept. 27, at Milford.

their high school seasons. “It’s a major asset,” Tameris said. “You’ve got guys out there with all that experience under their belt, it produces a season like we’ve got.” The Eagles are 32-4, seeded second in the South region. Co-captains Matulis and Frank have been team leaders. Matulis, an all-state pick last year, is the team’s leading scorer, while Tameris said Frank leads in assists and steals. The girls team also relies on its eight seniors - Madison Bowling, Sydney Laskarzewski, Kendall Kehr, Jordan Rendell, Julia Prus, Kayla Villano, Mariah Hudson and Aleeyse Utech. Prus was a first-team all-state selection last season, while Utech was second team. Sophomores Carolyn Storch and goalie Sage Foote also have played key roles. Both the Milford boys and girls teams play in the regional tournament, Oct. 14 and 15, at Mason High School. The top two teams advance to the state final four, played Oct. 21 and 22, also at Mason. For more coverage, visit


Milford High School’s Kayla Villano (16) guards Princeton sophomore Emilie Buisson (8) during a match, Sept. 27, at Milford.

Week 6 unkind to local grid teams By Ben Walpole

The second half proved the undoing for local high school football teams in

week six. Clermont Northeastern, Goshen and Milford all lost games that were close at halftime, Friday night, Sept. 30.

Amelia 28, CNE 20

Amelia beat CNE 28-20 in a game heavy on passing proficiency. CNE junior quarterback Derrik Schmidt


Milford senior Kyle Abner runs back a kick during the Eagles’ 42-17 loss to Glen Este, Sept. 30.

threw for a career-high 262 yards and three touchdowns to keep the Rockets (2-4) in the game. “They took away our run,” CNE head coach Jason Conley said. “So we had to try to pass. Fortunately for us we were able to throw the ball and get some really good production out of it.” CNE has relied on its ground attack most of the season, led by Clay Cousino, Dallas Miracle and Aaron Wright. But Schmidt showed the passing game is more than capable of moving the ball. “During the JV games (last season) he threw it really well,” Conley said. “This week we had to throw it, and I think he got into a decent rhythm.” Cousino was his main target, catching six passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns. Wright added three receptions for 62 yards. Wright also was the catalyst on defense, according to Conley. The game was tied 1414 at halftime. Amelia went up eight in the third quarter, and CNE couldn’t break through in the fourth quarter. “I think going into the fourth quarter we were starting to tire out,” Conley said. “Amelia was big and physical. After playing four quarters both way, our boys started tiring out.” CNE travels to Western Brown, Friday, Oct. 7.


Milford quarterback Bryan Kerber tries to break a tackle during the Eagles’ 42-17 loss to Glen Este, Sept. 30.

Western Brown 16, Goshen 13

The Broncos (4-2) are coming off a 16-13 win against Goshen, Sept. 30. The loss snapped Goshen’s four-game winning streak. The Warriors look to get back on track Friday at East Clinton, which has only given up a total of 13 points during its current four-game winning streak.

Glen Este 42, Milford 17

Milford (2-4) dropped its Fort Ancient Valley Conference opener, 42-17, to Glen Este. The Eagles took a 10-0

lead in the second quarter, on the strength of a John Nagle field goal and a 25yard touchdown pass from Bryan Kerber to Ty Heinmiller. Glen Este rallied to take the lead, but it was still only 14-10 at halftime. The Trojans scored two touchdowns to take control and never looked back. Kerber threw for 135 yards and two TDs in the loss. Rob Overbeck had three receptions for 57 yards and a score. Milford plays at Anderson (2-4), Friday, Oct. 7. For more coverage, visit

Sports & recreation

Tough competition means great event for Acrocheer


(bronze) winners were Katie Geier (double mini trampoline), Emily Lewis (double mini trampoline), Leah Roodhouse (trampoline), Amber Russell (trampoline) The remainder of the girls team that placed from fourth to 10th in the top 10 places were Molly Barresi, Madeline Daley (two times), Delilah Folk (two times), Savannah Fox (two times), Katie Geier (two times), Natalie Heimbrock (two times), Emily Henkes (three times), Nicole Jordan, Katie Lambert, Natalie Long, Ella Mangan, Leah Roodhouse, Amber Russell, Tiffany Russell, Emily Swertzfeger, Mackenzie Tyler (two times), Sami Vogel (2 times), Allison Young (three times). Boys placing fourth to 10th were Burgy Doan (two times) and Josh Heffner (three times). Other Acrocheer competitors were Allison Chick, Jessica Doan, Elie Fermann, Olivia Geiger, Clara Kelley, Lily Malone and Sierra Stepp. The Acrocheer Power Tumbling Team is coached by Helen and Don Perry (the first All American Gymnast at Ohio State) and assistant coach Ken Sands.


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• Milford finished sixth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East tournament, Sept. 27, at Weatherwax. That put the Eagles, who finished third in the regular season, tied for fourth in the overall standings. Sophomore Austin Taylor was named first-team all-conference. Senior Mike Brooksbank was second team. • Junior Tanner Stewart led Goshen with a five-round score of 296 in the SBC American tournament.

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Girls golf

• Milford won a tri-meet against McAuley and Loveland, Sept. 29, at Glenview East. Erin Mack was comedalist with a 44. Taylor Ulery added a 45.

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Sanft finished 12th in the Southern Buckeye Conference American tournament, which consists of five rounds played throughout the fall. The finish earned him second-team all-conference honors. He also shot a team-best score at the Division II sectional tournament, Sept. 26, at Sharon Woods Golf Course.



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(bronze) Third Place Trophies in the Novice Girls Double Mini Trampoline and Beginner Boys Tumbling. There was an average of 32 teams competing for the Team Championships In the individual event championships Acrocheer had four (gold) USTA National champions, 11 (silver) runner-ups and four (bronze) third places. The goal of all competitors is to place in the top 10 places in Nationall Competition. Acrocheer’s four USTA National champions (gold) winners were Molly Barresi (double mini trampoline ), Emily Lewis (Trampoline), Natalie Long (trampoline) and Kassidy Nafziger (double mini trampoline). Acrocheer’s 11 USTA National runner-up (silver) winners Molly Barresi (trampoline), Madeline Daley (trampoline), Sahvannah Fox (double mini trampoline), Delilah Folk (trampoline), Nicole Jordan (trampoline and double mini trampoline), Kassidy Nafziger (trampoline), Amber Russell (double mini trampoline), Sierra Stepp (Tumbling), (2) Emily Swertzfeger (tumbling and double mini trampoline ). Acrocheer’s four USTA National third-place


The Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson Township had its best team showing ever in the 2011 U.S. Trampoline and Tumbling Association Championship Meet held in Charleston, W. Va. In its toughest competition of the year there were 136 teams competing and 1,700 competitors from all over the United States. Acrocheer had 32 competitors competing in three events each. The three events were power tumbling, trampoline and double mini trampoline. Acrocheer had 31 competitors place in the top 5 places and a total of 53 competitors place in the top 10 places in the United States National Competition. There was up to 45 competitors in each event. As a team the Acrocheer Fliptwisters set a team record by winning five USTA National Team Trophies. They won the (gold) National Championship Trophies in two events the Beginner Girls Trampoline and the Novice Girls Double Mini Trampoline. They won the (silver) Runner up Trophy in the Beginner Girls Double Mini Trampoline and won the


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• Goshen improved to 114 with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-21 win against Amelia, Sept. 29.


• Milford finished fourth in the FAVC East tournament, Sept. 29, at Lunken Playfield. Haleigh Brown and Eliza Marchant were runners-up at second doubles.

Girls soccer

• Clermont Northeastern had a good week, posting wins against Felicity and Goshen. JoEllen Schmidt, Emma Wright and Marissa Chambers each scored Rocket goals, Sept. 27, in a 3-1 win against Felicity. Jessica Kirby recorded a shutout, Sept. 29, as the Rockets beat Goshen 3-0. Kyla Toles scored twice, and Kylie Sumner added another goal to lead CNE. • In a key FAVC battle, Milford beat Mason 2-0, Sept. 29. Maddie Bunnell made nine saves for the shutout. Kiersten Johnson scored two goals.

This week’s MVP

• Josh Sanft, senior, Clermont Northeastern golf

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Community Journal North Clermont

October 5, 2011



Last week’s question

Do you agree with the decision of state officials to move Ohio’s 2012 primary election from Super Tuesday in March, to May? Why or why not? “Who knows? Every state wants to position their primary to be important. But no one can foresee which date will be the deciding one. “A few years ago Ohio moved up its primary to become more meaningful because in previous years the late date was, well, too late. “The best solution would be for the primary dates and states be divided in half or quarters and rotate them. But that would require cooperation. Lots of luck on that.” F.N. “I don’t see a two-month delay of Ohio’s primary election as a big deal. It will give voters a little more time to evaluate the candi

Next question Do the recent changes to the Facebook network concern you? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. dates, and that’s a good thing.” Bill B. “I agree because Ohio voters can better assess party candidates closer to the election. Issues and events and how candidates respond can determine who is best for the next four years.” R.V. “I think it should stay as is. Some people get confused enough about when to vote. Moving the date could just add to that confusion.” B.N.

Retired teachers: Vote ‘no’ on Issue 2 We chose teaching careers knowing full well that it was not considered a high paying job. None of us went into the profession because of money. Teaching has never made anyone rich. We believe the same is true of the public employees who are still in the workforce and who are currently under attack. That is why it is so unbelievable that teachers, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers as well as nurses, firemen and policemen would be blamed for our current economic situation because of their “unearned high salaries and unreasonable health benefits.” That is exactly what the supporters of Issue 2 would lead you to believe. “Spending has gotten out of control. Local governments can’t make ends meet. Therefore, let’s make the public servants pay.” Let’s do a reality check, please. These public servants are responsible for protecting you and saving your home, taking care of you when you are ill, and seeing that your children are educated, transported to school as well as being fed. Does the government not think that these people are also suffering in this economic climate? They pay taxes, too. They pay high fuel costs for heating their homes and getting to work each day just like everyone else. Yet because they are in the public sector, Senate Bill 5 was passed to make these homeowners and families sacrifice even more than they already do. Proponents of Issue 2 say that all they want is for public employees pay 10 percent of their own retirement plan. The truth? Ninety-eight percent of public employees already do. What Issue 2 really does is take away freedoms and attain more government control over that segment of the public control their lives. Any rights and/or benefits that

public employees now have were hard earned though the process of collective bargaining which is a give and take process. To get Jan better healthSchoellman care, something - usually Community else salary - was Press Guest sacrificed. SenColumnist ate Bill 5 takes some of those negotiated items off the table. Healthcare - gone. Longevity salary raises - gone. Some retirement benefits - gone. Why did our legislature feel that taking away the rights of public employees and limit collective bargaining in the future was the way to save money? We believe the answer to that question is that public employees make up one of the largest (if not the largest) labor forces in the state. Obviously millions of dollars can be saved by reaching into the employee pockets and robbing them of their livelihood. But is that fair? Is that the right thing to do? We say it is neither fair nor right. We may be senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and perhaps dinosaurs. We were your teachers when you were growing up. You trusted us and followed our advice. Please do so now. The Clermont County Retired Teachers Association passed a motion at their last meeting to urge everyone to vote “no” on Issue 2 this November. We urge you to do so as well. In fact, we are making it your homework assignment. Jan Schoellman is a member of the Clermont County Retired Teachers Association and lives in Wayne Township. She taught for 30 years in the Goshen Local School District.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Vote for senior services

I have never felt quite so personally involved in voting than I am this year. Nov. 8 is extremely important. I was unaware of Clermont Senior Services until I needed help. I contacted them and my life got better. If we do the right thing, we can breathe easier for the next five years knowing the services provided by Clermont Senior Services will continue. In every aspect, the services are provided with courtesy, friendliness, professionalism and understanding. I am very grateful to them. The bus service is most appreciated and sorely needed by many seniors. The professional staff at Clermont Senior Services listens to seniors, knows their needs and

offers help when needed. Their kindness has often taught us to not be so uppity about asking for help, and their workers help us accept whatever assistance we need with grace and appreciation. God bless them all, learning to ask for and accept help is, in itself, a gift for which I am grateful. My children see I am much less stressed, more energetic and happier for each day. Please vote, because we owe it to each other and to ourselves. I’m praying the services will continue at Clermont Senior Services. Rose Adkins Milford

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Clermont Senior Services is the best thing that ever happened to

We understand service, belt-tightening When you’ve tightened your belt as much as you think you possibly can and you realize it is not enough, what do you do? You take a deep breath and tighten it again. This is what we have been doing at Clermont Senior Services for the last few years. Space does not permit a detailed accounting of the austerity measures we have taken, but the numbers tell the story. Expenses declined from 2008 to 2009, declined again in 2010, and are on track to further decline in 2011. As revenues have also declined during this period, we remained firmly committed to not spending money we did not have. Sound stewardship in the use of the dollars entrusted to us is a responsibility we take seriously. Programs have been meticulously reviewed and optimized allowing us to maintain and, in some cases, even expand services. We now face a formidable challenge. The current senior services levy, which represents nearly 80 percent of our funding, will expire at the end of 2011. The five-year levy must be on the ballot in November to continue funding from 2012 through 2016. The citizens of Clermont County have consistently sup-

ported this fiveyear levy cycle. However, some may not be aware that, if the senior services levy does not pass, funding will cease Tom Rocklin for Meals-onmedical Community Wheels, transportation Press Guest and other vital Columnist services that help older adults continue to live at home. The only alternative for many would be Medicaid-funded nursing home care, which is more costly for all taxpayers. Our board of trustees has requested that the board of county commissioners place a 1.3-mill renewal levy on the November ballot. A renewal levy will not increase taxes for the citizens of Clermont County. Significant financial risks lie ahead, such as rising gasoline prices. The uncertain and prolonged downturn in the economy requires that we deliberately and carefully manage what we have, just as struggling families throughout Clermont County must do.

me. I would not be able to stay in my own home if it wasn’t for senior services and the help they provide. I’m so much more comfortable in my own surroundings than a nursing home. I want to stay as independent as possible. That’s where senior services comes in. They take me to my doctor appointments. They sent a handyman to put up grab bars. A wonderful lady comes to help me with personal needs, laundry and other household chores. We’ve become friends and I look forward to seeing her. This has been a godsend to me. Please vote for the senior services levy Nov. 8. Joyce Anderson Pierce Township

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Community Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. We cannot predict that waiting lists may not be necessary at some point in the future. But be assured, “Service with Heart” is our cornerstone, and we remain unwavering in our resolve to provide high quality, cost effective services that make a difference in the lives of those we serve - just as we have done for the past 40 years. Please, join your neighbors and me. Vote for Issue 13, the senior services levy, on Nov. 8. Tom Rocklin is Clermont Senior Services Chair Emeritus and a resident of Miami Township resident

Physical activity of older adults beneficial It is hard to pick up a paper or magazine without reading an article about obesity or lack of physical activity in U.S. adults and children. Less is written about physical activity in older adults, but physical activity is crucial for older adults, especially for those who have chronic diseases and need to maintain their health and ability to live independently. Some older adults think they are too old for activity to make a difference in their health, but it’s never too late to become active. Physical activity doesn’t have to be hard, expensive, boring or time consuming. Many older adults have indicated in research studies that they resist physical activity because of financial, emotional and physical concerns. Gym memberships can be expensive but Clermont County has many parks and recreational spots that offer free opportunities for activity. No expensive workout clothes are needed to hike along trails in the county, township and state parks. Special clothes are not needed for working out in the home or for gardening or mowing

the lawn. Being physically active does improve overall health. Many older adults can get the recommended moderate activity level Denise Franer four or more Community days a week by ncorporating Press Guest iactivity into a Columnist normal day. Parking at the far end of the parking lot at stores or malls increases physical activity and taking the stairs instead of elevators can boost activity levels. Lifting soup cans during commercial breaks on TV is an easy way to incorporate strength-training into the day. Mall walking is a great way to add activity while window shopping. Walking with friends helps build cardiovascular health and can help strengthen friendships as well as boost emotional health. Tossing a baseball or football with grandchildren is fun for adults and children.

Gardening, yoga and Tai Chi are relaxing activities that promote strength and flexibility that will help older adults with daily living activities like driving, lifting grandchildren, shampooing hair and carrying groceries. Physical activity is also recommended for reducing the risk of falls in older adults. Seniors who are chairbound also can greatly benefit from increased physical activity. Many senior centers have chair exercise groups and sponsor chair volleyball classes. Flexibility and strengthening exercises can be done at home while seated in a chair watching TV. Not all activity has to be done for 30 minutes at a time to offer health benefits. Ten minutes of activity several times a day offers the same health benefits as 30minute sessions. Once a person starts being active, the results will be apparent in a few weeks. To learn more about physical activity for older adults, contact Denise Franer RN at the Clermont County General Health District, (513) 735-8421.

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Carl Krippendorf embellished his lodge, now part of the Cincinnati Nature Center, with stick-style architecture. Visitors can see the stick-style on the lodge’s doors, porch and even grate coverings. LISA MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

AC Lockdown owners Mary and Russell Durbin pose inside one of the cages they build and sell from their Tate Township farm. It's designed to protect AC units from copper thieves.

Tate Twp. couple builds air conditioning cages to wards off thieves By Lisa J. Mauch

TATE TWP. - For most people, having thieves steal their property is a traumatic experience. For Mary and Russell LISA MAUCH/ Durbin it was a motivation. THE COMMUNITY PRESS In December, the air con- AC Lockdown owner Russell Durbin ditioning unit outside a shows the tamper-proof lock he used home they had bought to on the cages. renovate and sell was stolen. So the couple About Lockdown Security came up with a Where: 1821 Antioch Road new business idea When: Call to make an appointment – steel cages to Phone: 797-5625 keep metal thieves Email: at bay. Web: And that’s how AC Lockdown “It’s very good,” said Security was born. The Durbins sold their first cage Pastor Roger Daniel, who worked at Sears for 25 this spring. Since then business has years and recently sold his been growing as the num- own HVAC company, of the ber of AC thefts continues to cage. “He uses high-quality rise. “You have no idea of the steel that’s impossible to cut stories we hear,” said Mary. with a saw blade. He took a “It’s out of control and it’s lot of care to design it to not stopping anytime soon. make it service friendly,” he Every single day we hear of said. The cages are built out at someone else being the Durbins’ farm in Tate robbed.” Oddly enough, a house Township from welded onetube in foreclosure that abuts the and-a-quarter-inch Durbins’ property was in steel with a tamper-proof the process of being robbed lock encased in heavy steel. The standard cage size is when Mary and Russell noticed an out-of-place car 40-by-40 inches. Custom sizes – and colors – are there. They came across a man available. Prices start at and a woman breaking in $795 for a standard cage. and taking the AC unit. Payment plans are availRussell, a former Pierce able. AC Lockdown Security Township police officer, detained them until the also handles the installation and the cages are anchored police could arrive. “It’s just another exam- in 12 to 18 inches of conple of how it’s happening crete. “Once he puts his cage in everywhere,” said Russell. The Neville Freewill Bap- it’s impossible to steal that tist Church also had its AC unit … unless you have a unit stolen in December. It key,” said Daniel. “It’s a cost the church $4,000 to very good investment. replace. For more about your After that, the church community, visit had one of AC Lockdown Security’s cages installed. clermontcounty.

CNC’s Krippendorf estate listed on National Register of Historic Places

By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. - The Krippendorf estate, at the heart of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The announcement came this summer after an application was written and submitted by nature center historian Jane Stotts and local historical preservation specialist Beth Sullebarger. “This all started when Bill Hopple (CNC executive director) and I were walking up the path to the lodge. We started talking about the possibility of nominating the property for the register because the lodge is so historic. He asked me if I would be interested in doing that and, I said I would,” Stotts said. The addition of the Krippendorf estate to the National Register of Historic Places is unique because it not only includes the lodge, but also Carl Krippendorf’s original 175 acres, all the original buildings on those 175 acres and even the land itself. “We have a wonderful history here – even in the land,” Stotts said. “Through our research we found that 60 percent of what Carl Krippendorf planted is still here.” Those plants range from the English gardens on the property to the daffodils visitors flock to the nature center to see each spring, said Kristi Masterson, marketing and membership manager for the Cincinnati Nature Center. “CNC nominated the entire Krippendorf Estate rather than just the building … our nomination recognized the unique landscape as well as the Krippendorf Lodge - very few listings include the landscape,” Hopple said. Carl Krippendorf came to Clermont County in 1875 after coming down with typhoid fever at 8 years old. The doctors told him to move to the country. “His father put an ad in the newspaper and Dr. Spence (from Perintown) told him to send the boy here. Young Carl found his paradise here in the woods,” Stotts said. Carl Krippendorf started building his lodge in 1898 and he and his new wife, Mary, spent their honeymoon there in 1900. Throughout the years, Krippendorf - the son of a successful shoe businessman - added a water tower, maids cottage, ice house, a garage and even Clermont County’s first swimming pool. Krippendorf had a lavish home, but


The Krippendorf Lodge, 175 acres and original buildings have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The lodge and grounds are part of the Cincinnati Nature Center in Union Township.


Carl Krippendorf, the son of a German immigrant and successful shoe businessman, built the Krippendorf Lodge between 1898 and 1900. He also did much of the estate’s landscaping. After Krippendorf died in 1964, the estate became the Cincinnati Nature Center, which opened in 1967. his real love was nature. While the Cincinnati Nature Center is committed to preservation, Krippendorf spent his days working on landscaping. Even today, visitors can walk Krippendorf’s original trails, see his stone and plant walls and visit his English herb garden, Stotts said. “He did have landscapers, but Carl did a lot of the work himself. He was always outside. This was his place of wellness,” Stotts said. After Krippendorf died in 1964, lifelong friend and “Naturalist Afield” columnist Karl Maslowski met with Stanley M. Rowe Sr. and Krippendorf’s daughter Rosan Krippendorf Adams. They convinced Adams to sell the property so it could be used as a nature center. In 1967, the Cincinnati Nature Center opened. While Rowe Woods has grown to more than 1,000 acres and the Cincin-

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nati Nature Center’s Long Branch Farm encompasses about 600 acres, the organization is still very committed to their history. “Being on the national register is our chance to recognize our efforts for preserving this land and the buildings. This property has an important history,” Masterson said. Stotts wanted to thank Sullebarger, Mary Clark Stambaugh, Ric Snodgrass, Bill Creasey and Doug Kinslow for their help on the project. To be eligible to qualify for the national register, a structure must be more than 50 years old and either be historically significant, have an association with the lives of historically significant people, have architectural merit or have the potential to yield archaeologically important information. The Cincinnati Nature Center’s application was reviewed by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board and the National Park Service. For more about your community, visit


Carl Krippendorf planted daffodil bulbs, his favorite flower, all around the lodge. This picture was taken near 1905. The daffodils are now one of the things that make the Cincinnati Nature Center famous.



October 5, 2011



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


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

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Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia.


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


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



Hand-Painted Floormats, 6:30-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own usable work of art. All materials provided. Family friendly. $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


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


Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 8317297; Milford. F R I D A Y, O C T . 7


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


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


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


Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Annual Fall Fest. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Hay rides to pumpkin patch through pumpkin town and pumpkin circus, seven-acre corn maze, paint ball pumpkin, caramel apples, concessions, play area and more. Free admission. Through Oct. 30. 697-9173; Loveland.

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All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.


Old West Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, America’s Pastime Weekend. $10, $6 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and under. 866937-8337; Williamsburg.


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, Free admission. 697-9173; Loveland.


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


Linked Music Festival, 1-8 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by Blessid Union of Souls, Holly Spears Band, James Potts Band, Nick Wing, Marissa Rhinehart Trio, Lee Roessler Duo and Tresler Comet. Concert created to build awareness for the CityLink Center. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Linked Music Festival. 227-4746; Loveland.


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


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.


Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, O C T . 9

ANTIQUES SHOWS Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 753-1909. New Richmond.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market hosts Fall on the Farm Fall Festival through Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, at 9669 S. Ohio 48. There is a 7-acre corn maze, hayrides and concessions (weekends only), a play area, pumpkin paintball and more. Visit Pictured is last year’s corn maze. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 0


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



Harvest Festival Pig Roast, Noon-2:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Pulled pork dinner. Hot dogs available for children. Carry out available. Youth Group bake sale. Free activities for all ages including hay rides, bounce house, lifesize Connect Four game and balloon artist on stilts. Family friendly. $25 per family; $10 per person. 231-4301. Anderson Township.


Historic Walking Tour, 1-3 p.m., Greenlawn Cemetery, 687 Ohio 50, Tour sheds light on histories of some of Milford’s most significant residents who now reside below-ground. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.


Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland School District and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 1

DRINK TASTINGS Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Signature Series: Walter Hansel. $65. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email; Milford. EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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

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Clermont County Board of Health Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Clermont County Board of Health, 2275 Bauer Road Suite 300, 7327499. .


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


Homeschool Science, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Students and parents can explore interactive learning stations, science lessons and a guided hike. Online registration due five days prior to program. Ages 5-12. $4, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


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


Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. Family friendly. $40. 6831581. Symmes Township.


Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Join naturalist for stories, crafts and chance to explore nature. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia.


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


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922. Anderson Township. Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.


Hand-Painted Glassware Workshop, 24:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to paint on glass. Choose wine glasses, glass dishes or glass mugs. Family friendly. $35. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


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



The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden ushers in Halloween with HallZOOween Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 1516; and Oct. 22-23. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume and fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the zoo. Kids can check out Pumpkin Pandemonium, the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating. Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion is 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Also on hand are pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission: Adults, $14; ages 2-12, $10; under 2, free. Visit

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; Miami Township.


Actor and comedian Sinbad comes to the newly renovated Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. He has been ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time. Tickets are $40. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


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A nice, slow way to a very good crockpot roast Every spring and fall, I check my pantry herbs and spices. Since this time of year many of them go on sale, it’s a good idea to do the “sniff” test and check which ones need replacing. Check out my blog at (Cooking with Rita) for a video on how to buy and store dry herbs and spices. You’ll love my tip about putting an “open” date on the container.

Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast

Lottie Hilgefort is my daughter-in-law, Jess’, sister and typical of a very busy mom. You may recognize this recipe as I’ve shared my version in the past. After making Lottie’s today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. Lottie said: “ I adapted this from different recipes I liked until I came to perfection. It is so delicious and moist. I always serve with mashed potatoes, as you have lots of delicious gravy.” 3-4 lb. roast (whatever looks good and is on sale) 1 envelope beefy-onion dry soup mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 soup can good red wine 3 tablespoons flour 2 beef bouillon cubes Place roast in sprayed crockpot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over.

Cook on low eight to 10 hours.

Dutch apple pie Rita jam

T h i s would be great with a pork roast, or as a breakfast jam. And I’ll bet you could melt this with some apple cider or apple juice and make a terrific topping for ice cream and cake. Make it while apples are in season.

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4 cups prepared fruit (about 1 pound Granny Smith or other tart green apples, 1⁄2 cup raisins and 11⁄4 cups water) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon or so cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 4 cups granulated sugar 1 box dry pectin Peel, core and grind or finely chop fruit. Add raisins and water. Measure 4 total cups into large pot. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice. Stir pectin into fruit. Bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in both sugars. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle quick-


After making Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. ly into sterilized, hot jelly jars and wipe rims and threads. Seal. Process in a water bath for five minutes. This makes the jam shelfstable. You can also simply cook up the jam without putting in a water bath, and store in the refrigerator up to three months or in the freezer up to nine months.

with us for Connie, who requested this heirloom favorite. Thirty-minute veggie soup updated with kale and corn. Marsha Barker made my recipe but substituted kale (added it at the begin-

ning of cooking time) and also some fresh corn from the cob. “Everyone raved,” she said. Granola bar nutrition. Lois Daley made the granola bar recipe I put in the paper recently and everyone loved them, but she wanted to know if I could provide nutritional information. I don’t have software, or really, the background, to do this. Paper bag apple pie recipe possibly not suited for some ovens. I got a call from a reader who said she’d made this in her gas oven, but when she baked the pie in her electric oven, the bag caught fire. I have made it in my electric oven with no problem, but ovens and paper varies, and I’m glad she shared this information. To be cautious, make a “bag” out of parchment paper, which is totally oven proof.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Homemade produce wash for apples and other hard-skinned fruit. For the reader who called and said she quit eating

Crystal chili update. From Terry, who said the recipe died with the last surviving family member of the restaurant “a few months ago.” Terry said he makes one close to Crystal’s and I hope he’ll be willing to share it


Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden’s. Wow, our readers sure like the paper. Steve Braden took his to Chicago and called in while reading it. “I’d like a recipe similar to Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana,” he said. Now I have one that I’ve developed, but I’d love to share yours, so please be willing to share if you’ve got a good recipe for this. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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now will have your reaping the benefits of fine compost in 2012. Fall is for amending soils. Now is the perfect time to add larger amounts of soil amendments to that veggie garden, annual beds, future planting areas, etc., and till it in. Basically the soil amendments will have 6-7 months to begin to break down in the soil before it is planting time. This is also a great time to have your soils tested, so any needed adjustments in nutrients can be made, again, getting ready for next year’s gardening. So now you can see why gardening this fall really does get your yard ready for gardening next spring! It’s a great time of the year. Don’t throw in the trowel and hang up the shovel. Keep up the gardening. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

Teen Challenge receives gift of electric fence for therapy dog About a year ago, representatives at the Cincinnati Teen Challenge center adopted a puppy named Joshua. Now a more than 100-pound Great Pyrenees, this regal dog serves as a therapy pet for women receiving treatment at the center.

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As the 2011 season winds down, it’s time to start gardening for 2012! Fall is turf time. What you do to your lawn in the fall (core aerating, seeding, feeding, etc.) will be the backbone to how well your lawn can perform next year. The two fall lawn feedings (early and late fall) are the two most important feedings of the entire season. And believe it or not, mid- to late-October is one of the best time to go after any pesky weeds in the lawn using lawn weed killers. Fall is the best time for planting new trees and shrubs. Even though their tops are shutting down for the season, their “bottoms” keep growing. More roots are developed during the fall and early winter than any other time of the year. Natural rainfall helps to water our plants in, and with the cooler temperatures, it’s easier on the plants, and on us as well! So fall-planted plants get a jump start on those planted next spring. You’ll also find many

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To thank the Teen Challenge center for the difference its programs make in the lives of many young people, Invisible Fence of Cincinnati donated an electronic containment system to the home for Joshua. Representatives from Invisible Fence of Cincinnati and the Teen Challenge center recently held an event at the home to celebrate the donation. Teen Challenge Cincinnati Men’s Ranch and Women’s Maternity Home are Honor Accredited residential facilities within the Teen Challenge USA network, which is a network of religious-based homes for recovering teens with drug or alcohol addiction issues. A 501 (c) 3 organization, it is a 7- to 12-month faith-based, highly disciplined educational program focusing on men and women 18 to 35 years of age. Students go through intensive studies, receive their GED if necessary, participate in occupational therapy and receive life-equipping skills and job placement opportunities. Joshua serves as a therapy pet, teaching the women at the center about responsi-

bility and caring for others. The dog also provides a sense of security for the women. “We are honored to receive the Invisible Fence system. It’s inspiring to see a company support our cause purely because they believe in what we’re doing here,” said George Martin, executive director of Teen Challenge Cincinnati. “When George inquired about an Invisible Fence system, we came out to create a solution for Joshua. But our visit included so much more than that - we toured the facility and spoke with women undergoing treatment. We knew right away that this organization was special, and we wanted to give back,” said Kerry McManus, owner of Invisible Fence of Cincinnati. To learn more about Invisible Fence Brand, visit For more information about the Cincinnati Teen Challenge center, visit For more information about the donation, contact Kaitlin Ripple at (440) 7291780, ext. 253, or

Senior Services golf outing raises money for programs Clermont Senior Services raised more than $17,000 at the recent golf outing at Stonelick Hills Golf Club. The top three teams are: First place - Performance Lexus team of Ralph Sells, Greg Sullivan, Todd Geers and Dan Vosel; second place - Rocklin team of Ted Groman, Rick Hemmer, Brian Bode and Mark Fynewever; third place - Midwestern Plumbing Service team of Jim Bushman, Jim Armstrong, Tom Carr and Derrick Gardner. Interim Health Care and Jake Sieber, Sieber Construction, Inc. were the two major event sponsors. The Clermont County ConvenCE-0000477111

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Ole’ Fisherman met Ruth Ann in her father’s store

Howdy folks, I have been writing some about my dad and mom, well, here is some about Ruth Ann’s folks. Her dad was a farmer at Dodsonville in Highland County, then a lumber salesman. He retired as a Clermont County building inspector and a good one. The builders were always glad to see him. Her dad also had a hardware store in Newtonsville. Ruth Ann and her mother also worked in the hardware store. There was an elderly lady that came in each day for a creamscycle ice cream bar. Her dad kept ice cream bars I think just for this lady of course he sold to other people. Her mother was a homemaker, after Ruth Ann was in high school her mom worked in the Newtonsville Post Office. The hardware store is where I met Ruth Ann Mattox and love grew from that time. Now with two daughters, two sons-in-law,

four grandchildren, one grandson-inlaw and a great granddaughter that meeting in the hardware store was great. I thank the Good Lord for George that. We finally got Rooks to go fishing and Ole caught some fine Fisherman crappie. Last Monday afternoon we got out after the rain. I cleaned 10 big crappie and 22 bluegills. The filet on the bluegills are not big but it is so good. Ruth Ann put the fish filets in four bags, 10 crappie filets in each bag and 11 bluegills in each of two bags. The Grants Farm and Green Houses have some beautiful pumpkins, Indian corn, mums, cut fodder and sugar corn along with other items to sell. Now writing I’m about them having mums, but

they have no dads. Ha Ha. Last Sunday the homecoming at the old Bethel M.E. Church here at East Fork was held. This was the biggest crowd we have ever had with over 90 people. The music was provided by the Kinner Express. There were nine people in the group that furnished the music. They played and sang the well known songs and the crowd really enjoyed singing along with them. Then we had the great historian Rick Crawford tell some of the history of the area. After the program there were cookies and drinks on the lawn and folks sure enjoyed visiting with each other and reminiscing about old times. The work on the belfry is to begin next week. It will be good to get it repaired and back in order. The fishing here at East Fork is good with lots of big crappie. The crappie tournament that The Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton

held last Sunday had these results: The winner with seven crappie, weighed almost 7 pounds, second place was 6.5 pounds. There were 20 boats in the tournament. The bait shop that Mike operates does a great job and he runs a good crappie tournament. His bait shop is well known. The deer season for bow hunting came in Sept. 24 this year. They can be checked in online. Mike has helped several folks so far. The garden is still producing. The zucchini are going good, the tomatoes are still ripening, the lettuce and spinach we planted is sure doing good. The green beans are about ready to be picked. Of course the deer have been sampling them that were around the outside of the fence. The first time we got to go fishing, when we came home with the pontoon, the cat, “Richoette,”

remembered last year the boat held fish so he was ready. It is amazing how they remember these things. He kept meowing and following me as I got ready to get the fish out of the live well on the boat. Ruth Ann had a pan of water and filet knife ready so as I went to the cleaning table the cat kept me company and ate lots of the rib cages I cut out of the fish. The cat, “Dixie,” that we have had was 17 years old, was blind and partially deaf, he died last week. We sure miss him. He was so loving. By the way Ruth Ann’s leg is healing up fine. She caught the biggest crappie. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Mercy Clermont recognized, to offer free presentations

Batavia – Mercy Hospital Clermont is being recognized for excellence in total joint replacement surgery. The hospital was recently designated a Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Blue Distinction Center designation is based on rigorous, clinically – meaningful measures established in collaboration with input from expert physicians and medical organizations across the U.S. The goal is to help consumers find hospitals that demonstrate better overall outcomes, such as fewer medical complications and fewer re-admissions in the delivery of specialty care. “I am proud to treat my

patients at Mercy Hospital Clermont,” said Dr. Charles Miller, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the hospital and with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. “The experience, commitment to excellence, and overall quality of care are all reasons that we deliver great outcomes to our patients.” The national recognition is also further proof of the exceptional care provided at Mercy Clermont, which is also currently rated among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row. “This is another tremendous accomplishment for our team and, more importantly, for our patients,” said Gayle Heintzelman,

president of Mercy Hospital Clermont. “Our outstanding Orthopaedic care begins with our talented surgeons and includes our nurses, therapists and many others who care for our patients,” she said. The following types of criteria were evaluated by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in determining Blue Distinction Center status: Established hospital that includes intensive care, emergency care, and a full range of patient support services with full accreditation by a CMS-deemed national accreditation organization Experience and training of program surgeons,

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Mercy Hospital Clermont is hosting free presentations on orthopaedic care in August and September featuring Dr. Charles Miller and Dr. Suresh Nayak. Both are orthopaedic surgeons on the medical staff at Mercy Clermont and with Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine. • “Total Joint Replacements for Hip and Knee” with Dr. Charles Miller from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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‘Hair’ today, gone tomorrow

Ten-year-old Alison Kennedy of Miami Township grew her hair for more than three years to donate it to Locks for Love, an organization that provides hairpieces for children with medical conditions. She got it cut June 17 at Elaine’s in Miami Township. “I am so proud of her,” said mom Jada Kennedy. “She loves her new haircut and is glad someone else will benefit from her hair.” The hair did not meet the length requirements of Locks for Love, but it was donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a foundation which provides hairpieces to the American Cancer Society. Kennedy is a fifth-grader at Mulberry Elementary School.

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equipment, speakers, scanners, external hard drives, laptops, servers, cables, towers and internal video cards will be accepted for recycling. Televisions cannot be accepted at this event. “Recycling computers is a great alternative to simply tossing old computers in the trash, which can result in the buildup of toxic metals in local landfills,” said Clermont Office of Environmental Quality Program Manager Hannah Gonzalez. “The copper, steel, and plastic found in electronics are valuable commodities which can be recycled into new products, thereby decreasing the consumption of natural resources.” Many computers can be reused. They will be refurbished and donated to schools and the elderly.


park is off U.S. 52 in Chilo. Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. “we will have lots of family activities to celebrate fall,” said Keith Robinson, chief naturalist for the Clermont County Parks. “There will be a pumpkin patch available and the opportunity to paint your own pumpkin. Live music is planned

and you can catch the trolley to the Augusta, Kentucky, Turning of the Leaves Festival.” The wagon rides will be provided by the Gorman Heritage Farm, a 120-acre working and educational farm in Evendale. “You might be surprised to know that the mules pulling the

wagon are a cross between a female horse and a male donkey,” said Gorman Farms volunteer Chuck Melampy. “George and Jim (the mules) love people and pulling the wagon. They are pretty smart animals. I’d compare them to dogs.” For more information about the Fall Festival, visit

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Could your dog be the 2012 Clermont Poster Pooch?

BATAVIA – As 10-yearold Bailey Miles scoops up a Frisbee thrown to him in the driveway of his Miami Township home, his owner describes the unique bond she has with the mixed breed, who is the 2011 Clermont County Humane Society Poster Pooch. “Bailey is my soul mate. He is part of me. I cherish him,” said Sue Radabaugh, who adds she remembers the day she rescued Bailey from an animal shelter like it was yesterday. “He was only 6 to 8 weeks old,” she said. “I named him Bailey Miles, because I bailed him out of a shelter and had to drive miles to get him. That dog is really something,” she said. Bailey seems to understand every word Rad-

abaugh says. During a recent visit to his home, the shaggy dog lounged in a recliner watching the conversation his owner was having with this reporter. As she clutched Bailey’s baby book, Radabaugh said she has loved all the dogs she’s owned but there is something special about this one. “He senses things and is very kind,” she said. “When I was working at Stepping Stones, Bailey came with me and became great friends with a number of people with disabilities. There was one little boy there who rarely spoke. “One day Bailey walked over to him and put his paws gently on the knees of the boy who was confined to a wheelchair. The boy

The Clermont County Humane Society invites all dog owners in the county to enter their pet in the search for the 2012 Poster Pooch. said ‘Dog.’ It was one of the few words he ever said.” The Clermont County Humane Society selected Bailey as the 2011 Poster Pooch based on his adorable picture and the accompanying write-up from his owner on why Bailey should be selected. “Bailey is a character and loves getting lots of attention,” said Radabaugh. “Actually, the day of the awards ceremony naming him Poster Pooch, we think he was a little jealous that the second and third place dogs were getting awards too. He actually growled a

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Plans under way for Women’s Day Clermont County business women will have a unique self-development opportunity Oct. 20 at the annual Clermont Chamber of Commerce Women’s Day Event 2011 … Your Personal Brand: Create It! Use It! at the Holiday Inn and Suites Cincinnati Eastgate from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This half day event features Jenn Stark, owner of Outcome Branding, and Kendra Ramirez, manager of Open Commerce for Ascendum Vora Innovation Center. Prior to launching Know Your Brand, Stark held executive and leadership positions with both corporate and start-up organizations, leading communications initiatives to drive growth and brand recognition. Ramirez is a nationally-recognized social media authority and was a finalist for the 2009 Social Media Innovator of the year award. The first session, Personal Branding for Business Success, will highlight how to define and refine your brand

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

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 Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor



Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst


Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00


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

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

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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



Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

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

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

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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


Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN



Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


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

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

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor CE-1001652113-01

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 Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


Milford First United Methodist Church

The church is having A New Song Young in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the church. This cultural music group from Hungary, Romania and Scotland offers a program of music and special multi-media presentations of their work in Eastern Europe. The first part of the concert, in addition to an ethnic music performance, will be sharing about their countries and cultures. The second half will

UNITED METHODIST Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


About religion

E-mail announcements to areeves@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Community Journal, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. be music in English with a wide variety of styles. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 885-1606.

New Harmony Baptist Church

The Restore Food Pantry Ministry volunteers will conduct a food drive Monday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 27, to provide food to families in need in the surrounding communities. Bring items to the church and place them in the marked container on the church porch anytime during the food drive. The church is at 1397 Emerson Lane, Miami Township; 575-9733;

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am



7:00pm 7:00pm

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


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

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

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

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


“Encircling People with God’s Love”


A homecoming celebration in honor of the church’s 112th anniversary will take place Sunday, Oct. 9. The church has been active from 1899 to 2011. The day will start at 10 a.m. with Bible School, followed by a worship service and the Lord’s Supper at 11 a.m. The Fellowship Dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be no afternoon or evening service. Evangelist Rick Breidenbaugh and church members invite and welcome everyone. The church is at 5852 MarathonEdenton Road between Ohio 131 and U.S. 50 in Jackson Township; 683-2741 or 740-703-5140.


Trinity United Methodist

Lerado Church of Christ

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



Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

Nursery provided for all services

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

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




All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

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

tional opportunities, vendor booths and door prizes. This is the fifth annual women’s day planned by members of the Clermont Chamber Women’s Initiative Network Committee and is sponsored by Mercy Hospital Clermont and the Women’s Network of American Modern Insurance Group. Women’s Day 2011 includes sessions on branding, how to effectively use social media and a continental breakfast and luncheon. The event cost is $35 for Clermont Chamber of Commerce members and $45 for nonmembers. Corporate tables of eight are available as well as vendor tables. For more information about Women’s Day 2011 . . . Your Personal Brand: Create It! Use It!, or to register online visit Registrations also may be made by calling the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 576-5000.

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am CE-1001604952-01


and how to present your brand consistently in every professional and personal interaction. In the lunch session, Using LinkedIn for Personal Branding, women will learn how to create a persuasive and professional LinkedIn image, how to leverage LinkedIn for job search and business development, how to set yourself up as an expert in your area of expertise and how to work social media into your calendar. The event will include activities on how to create and use a personal statement or brand for a business career. According to Women’s Day 2011 Event Chair, Amy Foley, executive director of NAMI, “Today in the age of individualism and fast communication everyone needs their own personal brand. Jenn and Kendra have the expertise to help women create this all important brand.” Judge Stephanie Wyler will be the guest emcee for the event. The day will be filled with networking, educa-


October 5, 2011

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


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


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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”



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Workforce One has new board members The Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio have four new board members, all from Clermont County. Representing the private sector is Lois Volk, senior director of operations for Alliance Data; Tim Ross, chief financial officer at Freeman Schwabe Machinery, LLC; John McMahan, director of human resources for Healthcare Waste Solutions, Inc.; and Bill Neese, vice president of recruitment for Total Quality Logistics. Ross is responsible for all accounting and financial support functions as well as human resource and strategic planning. Previously, he served as general manager of Hueber Brothers, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Wright State University. Volk is responsible for strategic leadership, as well as operational productivity and efficiencies within her

organization. She has served on a variety of regional and national boards including the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, the American Credit Association and the International Customer Service Association. McMahon directs all human resource functions for his company including organizational development, labor relations, benefits administration and compensation. Previously, he served as human resources manager for BWAY Corp. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Transylvania University, a law degree from the University of Louisville, and a master’s degree in labor and employment relations from the University of Cincinnati. Neese heads up recruitment for his freight brokerage firm with more than 1,300 logistics professionals. Previously, he led

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Kendle International’s Global Recruitment Team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Shawnee State University and a master’s degree in labor and employment relations from the University of Cincinnati. According to Dan Sack, chair of Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio, “These new board members bring decades of professional experience and business talent to the public workforce system.” The Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio is a three-county regional organization made up of leaders from business, education, labor and government from Butler, Clermont and Warren counties, with the majority of its board members representing the private business sector. The mission of the Workforce One Investment Board is to set the vision, policy direction and performance expectations for the regional workforce development system. The mission of the Workforce One Investment Area workforce system is to provide an educated and qualified workforce that meets the current and future needs of employers.

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The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) reports that an estimated one out of three young people are impacted by dating violence. “We are talking about pushing, slapping, threatening, hitting or coercive behavior,” said Kirstin Eismin with the Clermont YWCA. “Now we can add cyber-abuse.” The Clermont County commissioners proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, designed to increase awareness about the situation. “It is happening in every community across America,” said Julie Pedersen, YWCA protection/education coordinator. “Children in

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Does your house have a concrete block foundation wall? Common problems homeowners have with this type of foundation are horizontal cracks. Consult an independent professional engineer to determine the cause of the problem and to provide the appropriate method of repair, if repair is even necessary. The most common cause of horizontal cracks in concrete block foundation walls is excessive unbalanced soil pressure. This type of movement will have horizontal cracks that may occur near the center of the wall or nearer to the top of the wall. Sometimes, the soil pressure may shear the first course of concrete block above the basement floor slab and the wall slides inward. These cracks will staircase up and down the foundation walls near the ends of the wall. A second cause of horizontal cracks may be porches or sets of steps anchored to the foundation walls. When porches or steps have been installed, these typically have a very shallow foundation and may settle due to the uncompacted fill soil along a foundation, causing the top of the wall to pull outward or push inward. Less common causes of horizontal cracks may be settlement, landslides or the

lack of foundation anchors that connect the foundation wall to the floor framing. This type of movement also may be indicated with a bow in the top of the foundation wall. There are several types of repairs for these cracks. If the wall is pushed inward due to unbalanced soil pressure, the walls may be braced with steel columns or reinforced with steel reinforcing rods with solid-filled concrete blocks. Carbon fiber straps adhered to the walls is an engineered repair method, but is typically more expensive than the method above and will not fully repair the wall if the wall is sheared at the bottom. Several foundation companies install yard anchors. These require tightening twice a year due to anchor creep in the soil and may be a more expensive repair. Another repair suggested by foundation repair companies is to excavate the exterior of the foundation wall and install a new exterior wall against the existing foundation wall. Unless this new wall is specifically designed as a self-supporting retaining wall for each house, this method may not stop lateral movement. Installing an exterior and/or interior waterproofing system does not eliminate soil pressure or stop lateral

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grade school have found themselves in abusive relationships. With the proliferation of sexting (sending sexual images over cell phones), this situation has grown rapidly. A young girl or boy who thought they were sending the image to one person, finds out that person has sent it to the entire school causing massive humiliation for the young person. In some cases, the sexting has led to suicide.” “I’m really pleased to see that our lawmakers are recognizing that dating violence is a growing problem,” said Eismin. “In Ohio, House Bill 19 requires public schools to incorporate dating violence into their policies prohibiting harass-

ment, intimidation or bullying. School districts also must include dating violence prevention education in the health curriculum in grades 7 through 12.” According to the Family Violence Prevention Fund and Advocates for Youth, 81 percent of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue. “I encourage parents to talk about it today,” said Pedersen. She said the YWCA hotline 1-800-5404764 can help teens who are being victimized. She said a lot of helpful information is also available at

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movement. ConsiderMichael ations the Montgomery engineer will use to Community design a cost Press guest effective columnist method of repair will include the cause of movement and the layout of the lot. If the house is located on a sloping lot, the appropriate repair may include reinforced concrete buttresses or counterforts. Bracing one wall when the opposite wall is mostly above ground may cause the whole house to lean. An independent professional engineer should inspect to determine the actual cause and present the most cost effective method of repair. Engineering design plans or details lets homeowners get multiple contractors to bid the same scope of work and provide professional documentation when selling the home. Relying on a salesman from a contractor may be very expensive and an inappropriate repair. Engineers are designers and contractors are installers. Michael Montgomery of Buyers Protection Group, is licensed Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. He can be reached at 800-285-3001 or www.engineeringandfoundation

Students compete in Jeopardy The first ever Society of Manufacturing Engineers Cincinnati Student Chapter Jeopardy Competition was held recently. Teams of engineering students from Northern Kentucky University and UC Clermont competed through two rounds of engineering, science, financial and manufacturing questions, with funds provided by SME Chapter 21 for correct answers in a Jeopardy-style competition. On the final question NKU provided the correct answer and won the competition. More than $1,100 was won between the NKU and UC Clermont student teams, with funds dedicated to establishing Student SME chapters and promoting engineering education.



MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Carrie J. Smith, 65, 5860 Highview Drive No. 4, criminal trespass, Sept. 12. Carl V. Sowers, 55, 805 Carpenter, domestic violence, Sept. 15. Kayla R. Justice, 20, 805 Carpenter, domestic violence, Sept. 15. Clifford C. Stephens, 30, 2575 Woodville, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 15. Angela L. Boone, 31, 10192 Walnut, obstructing official business, Sept. 15. Juvenile, 13, criminal damage, Sept. 16. Jackie L. Wallace, 53, 951 Paxton Guinea, driving under influence, domestic violence, Sept. 17. Sean D. Miller, 32, 5456 Carter Way, persistent disorderly conduct, Sept. 18. Austin Haverland, 18, 4248 Ohio 743, theft, drug possession, Sept. 18. David C. Osborne, 18, 622 Minor St., theft, Sept. 18. Christina Tolliver, 20, 10061 Grisham, drug possession, paraphernalia, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1005 Ohio 131, Sept. 18.


Jewelry taken; $650 at 6464 Brittany Lane, Sept. 15.

Criminal damage

Substance put into gas tanks of vehicles at Tribble Heat & Air at 5679 Buckwheat, Sept. 13. Siding, door, etc. damaged at 28 Oakview, Sept. 16. Windshield broken on vehicle at 1169 Deblin Drive, Sept. 16. Tire cut on vehicle at 6174 S. Shadow Hill, Sept. 16.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 969 Ohio 28 No. 90, Sept. 12.

Disorderly conduct

Two students threatened each other at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Sept. 15.

Domestic violence

At Carpenter Road, Sept. 15. At Paxton Guinea Road, Sept. 17.

Passing bad checks

Bad check issued to Sardinia Concrete; $1,831 at U.S. 50, Sept. 15.


GPS unit, stereo equipment, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,010 at 1121 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 12. Stereos, etc. taken from vehicle at 5509 Trenton Court, Sept. 12. Purse taken from vehicle at 1115 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 12. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at







Franklin Braun vs. Walmart Stores Inc., et al., other tort. Paul R. Harper vs. Michael T. Ladd, et al., other tort. Anna Burrage vs. Ford Motor Co. Batavia Transmission Plant/Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Holly Parker, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Sam Liberto, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Christopher A. Huser, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Gail D. Rich, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kelly C. Nixon, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America successor by merger vs. Scott C. Schultz, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. George McVicker, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Gregory S. Buchanan, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Naomi Ruth Young, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Kenneth Griffith, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Michael Warren, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Constance G. Crissman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA as trustee for Aegis vs. Darlene Kiefer, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Barbara J. Jackson, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. John P. Koeppe Sr., et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Robert L. Oaks, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Phyllis A. Neal, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Candy K. Curles, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Heritage Property Group LLC/First Security Trust Bank, foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Heritage Property Group/Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Carol Miller, et al., foreclosure.

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721. Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200. Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. 413 Wards Corner, Sept. 12. Guns taken and credit card used with no authorization at 1560 Ohio 131, Sept. 12. Medication taken at 1893 Pebble Ridge No. 5, Sept. 13. Camera, etc. taken from vehicle at 5601 Trenton Court, Sept. 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $35.04 at U.S. 50, Sept. 13. Bag of hair-cutting supplies taken from vehicle; $800 at 1109 S. Timbercreek, Sept. 13. Bike taken; $250 at 5884 Wade Road, Sept. 13. Money obtained through quick change scam at Ameristop; $50 at Ohio 28, Sept. 13. Copper wire and tools taken from trucks at Duke Energy; over $1,000 at Ohio 28, Sept. 14. Tools taken from vehicle; $415 at 5811 Trenton Court, Sept. 14. Vehicle parts taken off vehicles at U.S. 50 Auto Sales; $400 at U.S. 50, Sept. 14. Purse taken from laundry room at 600 Commons, Sept. 14. GPS unit, sunglasses, etc. taken from vehicle at Great Clips; $595 at Ohio 28, Sept. 16. Copper taken from AC unit at Church on the Hill at 6541 Arborcrest, Sept. 16. CD player, etc. taken from vehicle at 1891 Pebble Ridge, Sept. 18.



Daniel A. Baker, 20, 4270 Blaney Ave., recited, Sept. 23. Damian Cummings, 19, 433 Belt St., contempt of court, Sept. 25. Tyler R. Donohoo, 24, 5699 Chestnut View, telecommunication harass-

Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Craig P. Kopp, et al., foreclosure. PennyMac Loan Services LLC vs. David Vanoli, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Robert D. Bruce, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Robyn Hunter, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Earle K. Kelch III, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Stephen L. Banks, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Edith Marie Adkins, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. George E. Case, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Paul W. Oser, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Barbara L. Simpson, et al., foreclosure. Brittany Lipscomb vs. Ruth Nurre, et al., other civil. EMC Insurance Co., et al., vs. Brooke Elaine Blalock, other civil. Robert E. Smith Sr., et al., vs. Robert C. Sebastian Jr., et al., other civil. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Andrew Nicolaysen, other civil. Robert Brock vs. Garrett Slone, et al., other civil.


Deborah L. Holland vs. William Holland David Kuhl vs. Alisha Bray Robert S. Jones Sr. vs. Amy Jones Tiffaney Joosten vs. Stanislaus Joosten Dennis R. Evans vs. Corinda M. Evans Justin L. Kritzwiser vs. Hannah K. Kritzwiser

Legal separation

Tracy Mullenix vs. Paul Mullenix Jr.




Keith Berry vs. Ronda Berry Jeana A. Merwine vs. Frederick A. Merwine Jr. Michael J. Burton vs. Stacy M. Burton Megan K. Talley-Lindsey vs. Douglas J. Lindsey Sr. Joshua McKinney vs. Jeniece McKinney Dallas J. Roy vs. Jawanica R. Roy Angela L. Stebbin vs. Edward S. Stebbin


POLICE REPORTS ment, violation of protection order, Sept. 20. Joseph T. Gaccione, 22, 401 E. Main St., warrant, recited, Sept. 19. Lisa M. Keck, 27, 1931 Oakbrook Place, warrant, Sept. 19. Crystal L. Luthy, 26, 326 St. Andrews Drive No. D, theft, Sept. 22. Tanner P. Malloy, 18, 1095 Fox Run Road, driving under suspension, Sept. 25. Jacob R. Moore, 24, 401 Edgecombe, warrant, Sept. 25. Amanda D. Robertson, 26, 744 Ohio 133, recited, Sept. 21. Natasha Rush, 23, 7430 Fairpark Ave., warrant, Sept. 19. Amber Russell, 24, 19 Concord Woods Drive, criminal mischief, Sept. 22. David L. Taylor II, 31, 1900 Oakbrook No. 40, warrant, Sept. 20. Kimberly A. Wehrman, 22, 976 Apple Blossom Lane, warrant, Sept. 20. Lewis Wilhelm, 25, 111 Boulder Drive, contempt of court, Sept. 24. Deshun G. Young, 22, 19112 Commons Drive, recited, Sept. 19.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Mail damaged at 1931 Oakbrook, Sept. 19.

Criminal mischief

Window screen damaged at 15 Concord Woods Drive, Sept. 22. Basement window broken at 20 Apple Lane, Sept. 25.

Passing bad checks

Bad check issued to business at 989 Lila Ave. No. C, Sept. 23.


Chainsaws taken at 636 Roundbottom Road, Sept. 19. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Sept. 19. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 609 Garfield Ave., Sept. 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 20. Female employee arrested for felony theft at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Sept. 21. Unlisted property taken at 28 Glendale Milford, Sept. 22. Copper ground wire taken from Feldman Substation at Edgecombe Drive, Sept. 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $17.52 at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 25. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 25.


Lock tampered with on mailbox at

301 Edgecombe Drive, Sept. 21.

Violation of protection order

At 35 Winnebago Drive, Sept. 20.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Ricky Murphy, 24, 621 Charwood Drive, assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct. Tony West, 35, 1469 Ohio 28, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Crystal South, 31, 312 Elm St., theft. Brianna Lalonde, 20, 3624 Ohio 28, theft, underage purchase of beer. Cortney Reid, 24, 4578 Schoolhouse, theft. Walter Powell, 31, 1931 Oakbrook Place, receiving stolen property . Andrew Donaldson, 18, 83 Park Ave., marijuana possession, underage consumption. Alexander Gerrard, 18, 1017 Cowan Creek, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, underage consumption.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 1515 Ohio 28, Sept. 10.

Philip K. Pope vs. Cathy J. Pope Janet T. Davis vs. Bruce A. Davis Jr.


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Lloyd M. Wells, 59, 2061 Ohio Pike No. 35, Amelia, workers’ compensation fraud, deception to obtain dangerous drug, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Amy Lynn Singh, 41, 278 Redbird Drive, Goshen, trafficking in heroin, Miami Township Police. Ashley Renee Steele (aka Ashlee), 25, 2116 Oak Brooke Place, Milford, permitting drug abuse, Miami Township Police. Jason Ryan Craig, 22, 13 Mount Holly Lane, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, Miami Township Police. Sean Charles Wilson, 18, 1187 Brightwater Circle, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Miami Township Police. Noah J. Schardt, 32, 7137 Woodridge Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, felonious assault, Miami Township Police. Ronald Burdine II, 38, 11557 Ohio 774, Bethel, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan L. Scott, 24, 14457 Upper Cumberland Road, Mount Orab, endangering children, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, Pierce Township Police. Riannon Ashley Ward, 22, 1044 Terry Del Lane, Cincinnati, endangering children, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, Pierce Township Police. Ryan William Harris, 18, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Paul Junior Vicars, 45, 510 Old 74 No. 2, Cincinnati, burglary, grand theft, theft, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police. Marshall Gene Payne, 26, 1113 Orchard Lane, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, Union Township Police. Paul W. Glaser, 42, Hamilton County Justice Center, breaking and

Raymond W. Montgomery, 29, 1682 Pratt Road, Blanchester, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs at 3229 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 24. Vincent Combs, 19, 6 Potomac Court, Loveland, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 4531 Hawley Road, Batavia, Sept. 24. Richard A. Ducker, 19, 3223 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 4531 Hawley Road, Batavia, Sept. 24. Kevin Campbell, 40, 1710 Old Silo Drive, Loveland, telecommunications harassment at 83 Deermeadow Lane, Batavia, Sept. 25.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 957 Mohawk Trail, Milford, Sept. 22.

Breaking and entering

At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Sept. 20. At 3312 Ohio 131, Goshen, Sept. 25.

At 4875 Monteray Maple Grove, Batavia, Sept. 22.


At 5769 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Sept. 23. At 2634 Moler Road, Goshen, Sept. 23.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Sept. 19. At Roudebush, Goshen, Sept. 23.

Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs

At 3229 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 24.


At 1000 Locust St., Owensville, Sept. 19. At 2634 Moler Road, Goshen, Sept. 23. At 6884 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, Sept. 24.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 2792 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Sept. 23.


Breaking and entering


Criminal trespass


At 6637 Oakland, Sept. 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 276, Sept. 11.

At 6725 Dick Flynn Blvd., Sept. 13.




At 141 Parkwood, Sept. 15.

Domestic violence At Barry, Sept. 11.


At 41 Windsor, Sept. 10. At 2195 Angelwood, Sept. 12. At 1461 Ohio 28, Sept. 15. At 2127 Woodville, Sept. 15. At 6583 Ohio 132, Sept. 15.

Theft x3

At 6725 Dick Flynn Blvd., Sept. 13.

Theft, breaking and entering At 6587 Ohio 132, Sept. 13.

Violation of protection order At 101 Julie Lane, Sept. 14.


Jonathan W. Vance, 29, 5983 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, misuse of credit card - use expired, revoked, etc., theft at 5983 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 19. Christopher M. Kroener, 26, 8436 Ohio 132, Pleasant Plain, forgery, receiving stolen property at 1196 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 19. Jessie L. Perry, 30, 2634 Moler Road, Goshen, burglary, theft at 2634 Moler Road, Goshen, Sept. 23.

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DEATHS Cheryl Addington

Joetta Lunsford Arnold, 76, Wayne Township, died Sept. 23. She worked for Formica. Survived by son William (Chris) Arnold; grandchildren Mandy, Cheri Beth Moore, Andy Hyrne, Jesse, Brandon Arnold; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Walter “Ernie” Arnold, daughters Cheryl Arnold, Marcia Moore. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Bonnie Clifton

Bonnie Mae Clifton, 71, Goshen, died Sept. 28. She was a real estate broker. Survived by husband Thomas Clifton; children Susan, Bonnie (Gene), Thomas, James (Nancy), Mark (Jenny), Matthew, Brian (Amy) Clifton; 23 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren. Services were Oct. 3 at Evans Funeral Home.

Scott Resler

Scott Allen Resler, 59, Milford, died Sept. 21. He was a tile setter. He was an Army veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Bonnie Resler;

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. son David Resler; stepdaughter Stasha Kinman; grandchildren Farlow Resler, Alice Kinman; siblings Sherrie Hensley, Tim, Troy Resler; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Jack, Vivian Miller Resler. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, OH 45150.

Jean Steele

Jean Yeomans Steele, 95, Goshen, died Sept. 23. She was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Goshen United Methodist Church, where she also taught Sunday school. Survived by siblings Joan Tsibouris, Diana (Kosmas) Synadinos, Mark (late Karen), J. Douglas (Barbara) Steele; grandchildren Dino (Kendra) Tsibouris, George (Melissa Thobe), Pavlo (Nicole) Synadinos, Matthew (Stephanie), Kathleen, Daniel Steele; great-grandchildren Christopher, Peter, Ellie Tsibouris, Alena Synadinos; sister-in-law Margaret McCulley. Preceded in death by husband Paul Steele. Services were Sept. 27 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Samaritan’s Purse.

June Thullen

June Hicks Thullen, 78, Milford, died Sept. 17. Survived by husband Walter Thullen; children Donna, Gary (Teresa) Thullen; siblings Barb (Terry) Bernhardt, Bernard (Betty) Hicks. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Township Firefighters Association, 5888 McPicken Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

Jan Tyner

Jan Lee Tyner, 46, Milford, died Sept. 21. He was a pipefitter with the Local 392.

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Hazel Maser Warner, 84, Milford, died Sept. 24. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Clara (the late Jerry) Moore, Clifford (Diana) Warner, Cathy Kidwell; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Eugene Warner, son Clayton (Brenda) Warner, brothers Benjamin, Dewey Maser. Services were Sept. 27 at Evans Funeral Home.

Marie Wilson

Marie Margaret Wilson, 74, Goshen, died Sept. 28. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Roger Wilson; children Gregory (Sharon), Craig (Sherry) Wilson, Melissa (Darrel) Brown; grandchildren Benjamin, Jessica, Matthew, Amanda, Christopher Wilson, Lauren (Rusty) Green, Jacqueline (David) Manley, Jason, Stephanie Brown; great-grandson Tyndale Manley. Preceded in death by granddaughter Cynthia Wilson, parents Ray, Gertrude Taylor, brother Jack Stagge. Services were Oct. 1 at the First Baptist Church of Milford.

Diane Wolf

Diane Marie Wolf, 65, Miami Township, died Sept. 17. She was a production associate in health care at Beiersdorf Inc. Survived by son James Wolf II, stepdaughters Suzanne Mason, Alison Hadley; siblings Sherry Hinds, Jo Ann Turner, Raymond Tauchert; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband James Wolf, parents Joseph, Minnie Downing Seafiert, siblings Joseph, Charles Seafiert, Catherine Webster. Services were Sept. 21 at Evans Funeral Home.


Matt Singleton, Goshen, deck, 2611 McHenry Road, Goshen Township, $4,000. Laura Schwab, Loveland, alter, 1318 Cross Creek, Goshen Township, $8,000. Blitz Builders, Huntingburg, In., pole barn, 2194 Angelwood, Goshen Township, $10,375. Gregory Payne, Goshen, carport, 4714 Creekstone, Goshen Township, $3,000. JTH Electric, Goshen, alter, 879 Murle Lane, Miami Township. Logan Services, Dayton, HVAC, 6203 Pintail Court, Miami Township; HVAC, 1096 S. Muscovy. John Disilvestro, Milford, alter, 5804 Needleleaf Drive, Miami Township, $20,000. Dr. Fixit, Milford, alter, 5542 Kay Drive, Miami Township. Craftsman Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 656 Hobby Horse Lane, Miami Township. Garages Plus Construction, Miamiville, garage, 665 Winding Woods, Miami Township, $30,000 Hitt Construction, Williamsburg, alter, 1678 Apgar; alter, 2261 Wilshire Circle, Stonelick Township.

About permits

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

Richard Spurlock, Batavia, trailer, 5844 Ohio 133, Wayne Township. Pat Gormley, Batavia, new, 2177 Baas Road, Stonelick Township, $150,000. Eagle Custom Homes, Loveland, alter, 3254 Bishop Road, Wayne Township, $5,000.


L & J Healthcare, Loveland, alterAdams Recovery Center, 1569 Ohio 28, Goshen Township, $10,000. Buckingham Electric Howard, Oh., alter-American tower, 3652 Ohio 50, Jackson Township; alter-American tower, 6600 Patricia Blvd., Goshen Township; alter-American tower, 386 Wards Corner, Miami Township; alter-American tower, 330 E. Main St., Stonelick Township. AC Electrical Systems Inc., Harrison, fire alarm, 6281 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Miami Township. Cincinnati Construction Management, Loveland, alter, 6281 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Miami Township, $60,000.

Hunters Valley, Milford, sign, 1697 Cottontail Drive, Miami Township. JLJ Asset Management, Milford, tents, 5697 Ohio 132, Stonelick Township. Detect All Security Inc., Cincinnati, fire alarm, 1050 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Zoological Society of Cincinnati, Loveland, tent, 6212 Price Road, Miami Township. Denier Electric, Harrison, alter, 1103 Allen Drive, Miami Township, $80,000. William Pritchard, Cincinnati, alter-The Fund Co., 931 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Deem, LLC, Indianapolis, In., alterMeijer, 1082 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $188,433; alter refrigeration, $61,000. Shaw, Stone & Webster, Cincinnati, alter-Walgreens, 6385 Branch Hill Guinea, Miami Township, $38,000. Biz Com Electric, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 2000 Eastman Drive, Miami Township. Liberty Tax Service, Milford, alter, 1011 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Sign Graphics & Designs, Milford, sign, 1011 Ohio 28, Miami Township. CSS Signs, Cincinnati, sign, 1077 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Clermont County Kennel Club, Owensville, alter, 1000 Locust St., Stonelick Township, $11,200. Diversapack, Batavia, alter, 5055 Ohio 276, Stonelick Township.

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


1379 Fay Road, Jack Varney to Brian Tregoning, 1.2850 acre, $110,000. 6283 Trailor Lane, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Jolek LLC, $11,000.


5134 Burdsall Road, Gary & Heather Powell to Jason & Amy Carpenter, 0.5480 acre, $4,100.


551 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Keith & Rochelle Victor to Christopher & Amy Finley, $285,000. 5550 Falling Wood Court, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR Inc.,

0.4700 acre, $43,700. 1492 Greystone Lane, Ella Bosse to Gary & Jean Jones, $360,000. 6256 Hollow Wood Circle, Gloria & George Lucas to Lois Kohnhorst, 0.7700 acre, $191,000. 5791 Lockwood Commons Drive, Estate of Robert McGuinness to David & Ashley Booze, $77,000. 6007 Scotch Pine Drive, William & Amy Kapcar to Mark & Jo Loy, 0.3670 acre, $273,000. 1090 Sophia Drive, NVR Inc. to Bryan & Jeffica Grissak, $305,432.

1092 Sophia Drive, NVR Inc. to Benjamin Courtier & Dawn Westfall, $239,430. 1119 Windsail Cove, Gina Worrell to Christopher & Amanda Strong, $222,000. 5619 Wittmer Meadows Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.3911 acre, $35,500. 5614 Wittmer Meadows Drive, Conrad Meadows LLC to NVR Inc., 0.3030 acre, $35,500.


700 Wallace Avenue, Todd & Dana Lindley to Kirk & Kristen Jacobsson, 2.3830 acre, $265,000.


3116 Park Road, Betty Dickson & Roxanne Montebello, Trts. to Fletcher Waugh, 0.6410 acre, $12,600. 6212 Taylor Pike, Timothy Plavsic to Derek Stewart, 1.0000 acre, $85,000.

Chamber will host UC provost at monthly luncheon Oct. 14 The Clermont Chamber of Commerce will host University of Cincinnati Provost Santa J. Ono and the Clermont County Business Advisory Council Employer of the Year Awards at their monthly luncheon meeting Oct. 14.

Dr. Ono will be presenting “Building an Academic Master Plan for the University of Cincinnati.” In his presentation Ono will discuss the process and potential impact of developing a forward-leaning, consensus-driven plan that will

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PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS The CLERMONT METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHOR ITY will be accepting applications for the SECTION 8 WAITING LIST effective October 10, 2011 until further notice. The Public Housing Waiting List remains closed until further notice. Applicants may fill out a preapplication on line at the Authority’s website Applications are no longer accepted at the Authority’s Administrative Office. Pre-applications must be properly completed to be accepted and only if the family composition and income is within HUD guidelines. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 732-6010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001665399

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Cheryl Smith Addington, 47, died Aug. 28. She was a former restaurant general manager. Survived by husband Randy Addington; children Chasidy, Chet, Chauna Marler; granddaughter Aryana Marler; stepsons Randy, Matt, Kyle Addington; parents Shirley (Willie) Davidson, Kenneth (Sue) Smith; siblings Eric, Bruce Smith, Diana (Wayne) Winter; stepsiblings Willie Jr., Wes Davidson, Brian Jones, Beth Parsons, Karen Allen, Pamela Woodman, Kim Landsberg, Cindy Martindale, Sherry Noble; former husband Chester Marler Sr. Preceded in death by grandparents William, Penelope Sparks, Arllie, Ethel Smith. Services were Sept. 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or Heartland Hospice.


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Mr. and Mrs. David Reed, of Milford, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Benjamin Reed to Lauren Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Adams of Girard, OH. Lauren is a 2005 graduate of Girard High School and The Ohio State University. Benjamin is a 2005 graduate of Mil ford High School and The Ohio State University. They both live in Colum bus and are employed at The Ohio State University. Benjamin and Lauren will be married October 22, 2011 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Girard, OH.

of Milford will receive the Large Employer of the Year Award. J&A Cleaning of Amelia is Shaw the Small Employer of the Year. The Clermont County BAC honors employers each October for their positive influence in working with people who have developmental or mental health disabilities, while giving these individuals the opportunity to participate in community employment or work assessments. Agencies who serve as BAC members are the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Clermont County Office of Economic Development, the W.I.N. Work Initiative Network, Workforce One of Clermont County, and the

Greater Cincinnati Behavior Health Services. The Chamber would like to thank Grant Career Center for sponsoring and participating with a delegation of students and teachers through the Chamber’s PLUS Program. The PLUS Program brings the business and education communities closer together by introducing students to a business event atmosphere and educating them on current events affecting the Clermont County business community. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at R.S.V.P. on Wards Corner Road. Registration is $25 per member and $40 for non-members. To register, call the Clermont Chamber at (513) 576-5000 or visit

Knepp releases updated edition of Gatch book Gary Knepp and Little Miami Publishing Company in Milford have released a revised edition of “To Crown Myself with Honor, The Wartime Letters of Captain Asbury Gatch.” Captain Gatch of Milford commanded a company of men from Clermont County in the 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry that saw action during the Civil War in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina. A Milford resident, Knepp said the letters, written between February 1864 and July 1865, paint a portrait of

a man of honor and conviction who dearly loved his wife and family. “Gatch often wrote about his wife’s soft bread and how much he loved porterhouse steaks. These letters will give you a glimpse of every day life on the front,” Knepp said. The revised edition contains additional explanatory notes and dozens of illustrations. The book may be obtained from either Knepp at 732-3415 or the publisher, at or call 576-9369.


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