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Senior citizens were treated to a picnic Sept. 28 at Gauche Park in Owensville. The picnic was organized by Owensville Police Chief Mike Freeman and Officer Sarah Crockett as part of the department’s new senior safety program. FULL STORY, A3
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First responder replaced
Jeep seized in drug bust By Mary Dannemiller email@example.com
A new car in the Goshen Township Fire Department fleet was used for a very different purpose before it became a first response vehicle: Selling drugs. Police Chief Ray Snyder said drugs were sold out of the Jeep Laredo before its owner was charged with drug trafficking. Snyder did not have further details about the case available at press time. “Knowing the fire department was in need of such a vehicle, we just signed over the title to them,” Snyder said. The Jeep will replace an old Ford sedan the department has been using as a paramedic first response vehicle, said Fire Chief Steve Pegram. “Although this vehicle served us well day-to-day, the lack of fourwheel drive was an issue during the winter months and when making runs on farms or in other rural areas of the township,” Pegram said. Goshen Township Trustee Ray
The Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department recently acquired a Jeep Laredo first responder vehicle from a drug seizure case. The department also recently bought a used ambulance. Autenrieb said he’s happy the department was able to replace the old car with a new one at a small cost to the township. “It’s outstanding that we got a four-wheel (drive) vehicle to use for a rescue unit,” he said. “We took something that was used negatively and turned it around to make it positive.” Replacing the previous first responder vehicle would have cost the department more than $40,000, Pegram said. “The Jeep has been equipped with
lights, sirens and lettering for almost no cost to the township,” he said. “Sale of the surplus vehicles earlier this year helped offset the cost of equipping the vehicle.” The fire department also recently added a new ambulance to its fleet after Pegram found one for sale in the village of Greenhills, which was 10 years old with less than 20,000 miles. “The vehicle was purchased and placed into service for approximately $22,000,” Pegram said. “A new
ambulance would have cost $206,000. Goshen has been in need of a replacement ambulance for many years, but simply couldn’t afford a new one.” Autenrieb said he’s impressed by Pegram’s and Snyder’s efforts to save the township money. “I think Chief Pegram has done a tremendous job,” he said. “And Chief Snyder made the right decision in giving the vehicle to the fire department rather than putting it on the auction block.”
Gaynor Road project nears completion By Mary Dannemiller firstname.lastname@example.org
Goshen firefighters eat for Challenge
Six teams from Milford, Miami Township and Goshen came together Wednesday, Sept. 29, to eat ribs for a cause. Texas Roadhouse hosted a 4-pound rib-eating contest to raise money to bring the Firefighter Combat Challenge back to Milford in April. FULL STORY, A5
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Gaynor Road is scheduled to reopen the first week of October, more than two years after it closed because the embankment began falling away. The road was closed in April 2008 because of safety concerns and it took Goshen Township Service Director Lou Clemons, and the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, a year to secure funding to fix the problem. With help from bridge engineer Todd Gadbury, the township received a $280,000 Ohio Public Works Program Grant with a 21-percent, or
$58,000, match. “We apply for the money and it’s not even available until the following year in July,” Gadbury said. “The availability in July makes it difficult because that’s towards the end of the construction season so that may postpone it for another year.” Work finally began on the road Monday, Aug. 30, and is expected to wrap up during the first week of October, Clemons said. “We closed the road for so long for safety reasons,” Clemons said. “We didn’t want school buses driving over it not knowing what
might happen. There was potential for a more serious slip and we didn’t want to take the chance on permitting traffic to continue.” Some residents have complained to township officials about the closed road over the past two years, but most asked why it’s closed, Clemons said. “We’ve received more questions than complaints,” he said. “People want to know when it’s going to open, but they’ve been very good about it.” Since the embankment was sliding, workers drilled about 45 feet underground to reinforce a steel cage
and fill it with concrete to prevent further sliding, Gadbury said. “They’re basically drilling into the rock that will keep the slide from moving,” he said. Clemons said he’s grateful for both the patience of residents and the county’s help. “Goshen Township by itself would have had a real issue affording this,” he said. “I appreciate their help and the effort they put forward to make it a multiple jurisdiction grant. They’ve been a big help to me and the township.”
Wayne Township won’t exceed legal budget By Kellie Geist email@example.com
The Wayne Township trustees are getting close to their budgeted amount for legal expenses, but Trustee Harold Grosnickle said they aren’t expecting to go over budget. The trustees budgeted $15,000 for legal expenses in 2010. Fiscal Officer Sandy Borchers said about $12,500 has been spent – mostly for services provided by attorney John Korfhagen. During the trustees meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14, a few residents
asked why the trustees have spent so much on legal services. Korfhagen helped the township settle a civil lawsuit with the state of Ohio for allegedly violating the state’s open records and open meetings laws. “He was given the job to handle the lawsuit and a good portion of (those) funds were spent on that,” Grosnickle said. Korfhagen also was paid to mediate the hearings for the township’s zoning department employees, to investigate how to employ Fire Chief Dave Moulden as a fiscal
management consultant and to give a final review of the township’s revised employee handbook. Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor Dave Frye said nonhome rule townships have access to legal services through the prosecutor’s office, but whether or not they use the prosecutor’s office or outside legal counsel is up to the trustees. “We, the prosecutor’s office, have a civil division and we have people who can work with the townships,” Frye said. He added that sometimes the
township’s insurance will provide legal defense in cases that involve money or liability. Grosnickle said he’d rather budget money on legal services up front than have issues later. “As a trustee, I’d rather spend the money to make sure we do things right than be involved with a lawsuit and have to pay for that,” he said. Grosnickle said most of the services they contracted with Korfhagen for have been completed and he does not expect to go over the legal expenses budget.
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Wayne Twp. auxiliary awards Miami Twp. for collecting food By Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wayne Fire and Rescue Auxiliary presented a trophy and certificate to the Miami Township Fire Department Monday, Sept. 20, to congratulate them for collecting 250 pounds of food in the Wayne Township “Extinguish Hunger” food drive. Wayne Township Fire Chief David Moulden said they started the food drive challenge to help
collect food for local food pantries. The Milford Community Fire Department collected 150 pounds of food and the Wayne Township Fire and Rescue collected about 60 pounds of food, Moulden said. “This was the first time we’ve done the food drive. Anytime you do something new, it starts a little slower than you like, but it went well,” he said. “We only had three departments involved and we collected a lot of food.” Each department will donate
the food to a local pantry of their choice, he said. Miami Township Fire Department food drive coordinator Capt. Bob Burns said getting involved with the food drive was a natural project for the fire department. “We are public servants and our job is to serve people ... There are so many people right now who are struggling and food is a basic need,” he said. “Collecting food goes hand in hand with our emergency services.”
The Wayne Township Fire and Rescue also is collecting coats through the end of October. They are looking for coats in all sizes and styles. Anyone who would like to donate a coat can bring them to either Wayne Township fire station – the Newtonsville station at 797 Wright St. or Edenton station 6514 Ohio 133 – and either bring them inside or leave them in a bag at the door.
Parade to kick off Goshen homecoming A parade will kick off Goshen High School’s homecoming activities. The parade begins 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Spaulding Elementary
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will be “Decades,” with floats representing the 1960s through and 1990s. The grand marshal is high school teacher Dianne Pennix. The homecoming football game will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, against East Clinton. The dance will be 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the high school. Homecoming court members are freshmen Jaimee Kluska, Kristen Norgren, Dakota Ramey and Patrick Halcomb; sophomores Erin Ross, Jennifer
Whitaker, Kyle Monhollen and Bobby Taylor; juniors Kiley Collins, Kelly Tarriman, A.J. Jones, Drew Burch, Jack Gaffney and Austin Frambes; and seniors Tiffany Dority, Becca Eakin, Shelby Lewis, Tori Meacham, Olivia Snider, Corinne Whitley, Jamie Ashcraft, Eric Coleman, Kort Dwyer, Alex Owens, Gary Tarriman and Matt Taulbee. The king and queen will be chosen from the senior court members and crowned before the football game.
CNE royalty crowned at game Homecoming activities for Clermont Northeastern High School will begin Friday, Oct. 8, with a parade in Owensville. The parade will begin 6 p.m. at the old elementary school, 463 S. Broadway, and proceed to Grammas Pizza, 2500 U.S. 50. The Rockets will play Western Brown in the homecoming game 7:30 p.m. Friday at the high school stadium. The homecoming dance will be 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9,
at the high school. The homecoming attendants are freshmen Blake Bishop and Bailey Schofield; sophomores Joey Cockerham and Aryn Fetters; juniors Zach Myers and Ang Cotter; and seniors Lindsey Berning, Kara King, Jenna Varner, Audrey Schmidt, Nick Hamilton, Brandon Coon, Jacob Hacker and Cody Tidwell. The king and queen will be chosen from the senior attendants and announced before the football game.
“This was the first time we’ve done the food drive. Anytime you do something new, it starts a little slower than you like, but it went well. We only had three departments involved and we collected a lot of food.”
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Wayne Twp. to help with drainage tiles By Kellie Geist email@example.com
The Wayne Township trustees are going to help a few residents replace their drainage tiles. The trustees are working on improvements to Shiloh Road, including ditching the culverts. However, the improvements cannot be finished unless five residents replace the drainage tiles under their driveways, said Trustee Harold Grosnickle. “We have several pipes that need to be replaced. Water is running over the road and backing up to people’s homes,” he said. “We need to get this road finished and (replacing the drainage tiles) is holding us back.” Grosnickle said the residents have agreed the tiles need to be replaced, but they all said they couldn’t afford the cost. The 24-foot-by-20foot tiles will cost $299 each. The trustees agreed Tuesday, Sept. 14, to front the money to buy the drainage
tiles. The residents will have one year to pay back the township. Grosnickle said Shiloh Road is one of the more heavily traveled roads in the township and he didn’t want the economic conditions to delay finishing the repairs. Fiscal Officer Sandy Borchers was concerned about having the township be responsible for the cost. “When we’ve done this before, like with the cemetery, it takes people a long time to get it paid,” she said. In some cases, residents will send the bill back to the township or not pay at all. Since the drainage tiles would be considered property maintenance, the trustees could put the cost onto a resident’s tax bill if the balance is not paid, Grosnickle said. Borchers is going to cre0budget to keep track of the drainage tile balances. Grosnickle said the $1,495 the township needs to buy the tiles will come from the road department budget.
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Owensville seniors treated to a picnic in the park Senior citizens were treated to a picnic Sept. 28 at Gauche Park in Owensville. The picnic was organized by Owensville Police Chief Mike Freeman and Officer Sarah Crockett as part of the department’s new senior safety program. Also helping at the picnic were members of the Northeastern Lions Club, the Owensville Historical Society, Clermont Senior Services and the Stonelick Township Fire Department. Owensville IGA donated hot dogs and buns, CocaCola donated drinks, National Bank and Trust donated chips and KramerMyers+Werring-Dickerson insurance agency donated
Willard Whitener, left, and Tom O’Toole of Owensville Commons enjoy the food Sept. 28 at the senior picnic at Gauche Park in Owensville. cookies. Seniors who attended the picnic were treated to a per-
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Jim Sumner, left, and Dan Ladrigan of the Northeastern Lions Club did the cooking Sept. 28 at the senior picnic at Gauche Park in Owensville.
Sarah Crockett, left, with the Owensville Police Department, and Shirley Shipley of the Owensville Historical Society attend the senior picnic Sept. 28 at Gauche Park in Owensville.
Attending the senior picnic at Gauche Park in Owensville Sept. 28 are, from left, Delores Sheppard of Stonelick Township, Nina Boone of Owensville and Jo Gregory of Stonelick Township.
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Milford hires new finance director By Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving more than 100 resumes and conducting months of interviews, the Milford city council has hired Daniel Burke as the cityâ€™s new finance director. He took the oath of office Tuesday, Sept. 21. Burke grew up in Montgomery and graduated from Moeller High School. He has a bachelorâ€™s degree in finance from Xavier University. From 2004 to 2009, Burke was the deputy
finance director for the city of Forest Park â€“ where he lost his job during a series of budget layoffs. Before coming to Milford, he worked selling bonds with Conners and Co. When Milford first posted the finance director position in March, Burke didnâ€™t apply. He was busy adjusting to his new job at Conners and studying for his license to sell stocks, bonds and securities. In August, a friend called and told Burke Milford was still without a finance director. Although he was leery of getting back into local
government, Burke decided to give it a shot. â€œI didnâ€™t want to get into another local government job in a place that was struggling. Once you get laid off and you see others getting laid off, you donâ€™t want to jump back into that,â€? Burke said. â€œEverything I saw about Milford was positive and everyone I spoke with reiterated that the city is a solid, well-run organization,â€? he said. Burke, who lives in the city of Wyoming, will officially start his job Monday, Oct. 4. He will make
$70,000 and may receive a $3,000 raise after his 90 day probation. Although Burke will be hard at work wrapping up the 2010 finances and preparing the 2011 budget, he said his priorities will be working with the Regional Income Tax Administration and forecasting the cityâ€™s fiscal future. He also said he is looking forward to working with the city. â€œThey had so many candidates. I very appreciative that they chose me out of that huge pool,â€? he said. Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo said he is pleased
Milford Law Director Mike Minniear, right, gave the cityâ€™s new finance director, Daniel Burke, the oath of office during the regular city council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21. city council didnâ€™t hire someone earlier in the year. â€œThis obviously took longer than we wanted, but
we felt the best person would come to us. We feel weâ€™ve hired the best,â€? he said.
Trick or treat
They are accepting traditional Thanksgiving items: Canned cranberry sauce, canned corn, canned beans, cream of mushroom soup, canned fried onions, stuffing mix, gravy mix, instant potatoes, boxes of cake mix and cake frosting. They would like to fill 200 Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in the community. Drop off items to the Clermont County Extension Office by 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County fairgrounds.
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MILFORD â€“ The Milford Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Marion Rayneâ€™s home. The program will be hydroponic gardening by Wormsâ€™ World. Members should bring a two-liter pop bottle. Visitors are welcome. Call 575-2796 for information. Upcoming meeting include: 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The program will be Holiday Swags and Bows. The annual Christmas luncheon is set for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Tartan Glen Club House.
Road to close
BATAVIA TWP. â€“ The Clermont County Engineerâ€™s Office closed a portion of Elmwood Road, near 4431 Elmwood in Batavia Township, Monday, Oct. 4, for a
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bridge replacement. The roadway is scheduled to reopen Thursday, Dec. 23. Traffic will be rerouted along Bauer Road, Ohio 276 and Ohio 132. For more information, contact the engineerâ€™s office at 732-8857.
GOSHEN TWP. â€“ Trick-ortreaters will be roaming Goshen Township streets a day early this year. Goshen Township trustees voted Tuesday, Sept. 28, to set trick-or-treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
MILFORD â€“ The Milford Board of Education is holding a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. to discuss the districtâ€™s five-year forecast. The meeting is a work session and the forecast wonâ€™t be adopted until the boardâ€™s Thursday, Oct. 21, regular meeting. The regular meeting is at 7 p.m. at McCormick Elementary School, 751 Loveland-Miamiville Road.
Milford â€“ officials are seeking interested individuals for vacancies on three committees. One person is needed for the Milford Parks and Recreation Commission. The commission is a fivemember volunteer board appointed by city council, which reviews and recommends plans for park improvements and monitors the implementation of the Park and Recreation Master Plan.
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Monthly meetings are typically held Monday evenings. Another is needed for the Milford Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). The BZA is a five-member volunteer board appointed by city council. Members rule on appeals and variances to the zoning code. The BZA meets as needed the fourth Thursday of the month. To apply, you must be a resident of the city of Milford. A background or interest in urban planning, architecture, law or real estate is helpful, but not required. The Milford Citizenâ€™s Housing Committee also needs a new member. This is a five-member volunteer board appointed by the city manager, subject to the approval of the city council. Members review violations and complaints regarding the property maintenance ordinance in the Milford Codified Ordinances. Meetings are as needed the third Monday of the month. To apply you must be a resident of the city for two years. A background or interest in urban planning, architecture, law or real estate is helpful, but not required. If interested, send a resume or letter of interest to Pam Holbrook, assistant city manager, at 745 Center St., Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150. The positions will remain open until filled. For more information, call 248-5093.
Tea party meeting
MIAMI TWP. â€“ The Miami Township Tea Partyâ€™s next meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Come learn about the offices, candidates and issues of the No. 2 election. Contact Paul Odioso at 300-4253, e-mail podioso@ yahoo.com or Larry Heller at 575-0062, e-mail lheller@ zoomtown.com.
New meeting date
GOSHEN TWP. â€“ The November meeting date for the Goshen board of education has been changed from Monday, Nov. 8, to Monday, Nov. 15. The Nov. 15 meeting will be 7 p.m. at the Goshen High School Community Room, 6707 Goshen Road.
MIAMI TWP. â€“ Miami Township will hold trick-ortreat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. Township trustees set the trick-or-treat time during their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21.
GOSHEN â€“ The date of the Goshen Local School District Board of Education finance retreat meeting has been changed. The meeting, originally scheduled for Oct. 16, will now be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13. The meeting will be at the board of education office, 6696 Goshen Road.
Raise healthy kids
Clermont County â€“ The county commissioners has joined with President Obama and lawmakers in proclaiming September as â€œNational Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.â€? The Clermont County Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN) has been formed to improve nutritional awareness and encourage physical activity. â€œWe invite the community to visit the website www.ClermontHealthDistrict.org and click on Clermont CAN. You will find information about no cost or low cost places and spaces for physical activity, along with tips on how to work exercise into your life. I believe that by drawing attention to this problem, we can create awareness that will result in parents, children, and communities making healthier decisionsâ€? said Marty Lambert, Clermont County Health District commissioner. Clermont CAN encourages everyone to be active and eat smart.
Small animal clinic
OWENSVILLE â€“ OSU Extension Clermont County is offering a clinic to show kids what small animals they can show in 4-H and during the Clermont County Fair. The clinic is 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The clinic is open to children age 8 to 18. Registration is due by Oct. 10. Visit clermont.osu.edu for a form. Experts include Brian Finch, Chris and Tina Hunt and Jerry Krebs. They will discuss small animals, chickens and rabbits. For more information contact OSUE, Clermont County at 732-7070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OWENSVILLE â€“ Clermont County 4-H members are teaming up with the River Valley Long Beards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Clermont County Farm Bureau to help those in need. They are collecting items for a Thanksgiving Food Drive.
CLERMONT COUNTY â€“ The commissioners Sept. 15 approved the countyâ€™s Access Management Regulations. The regulations set specifications for things like property and driveway access, joint access drives and minimum roadway and driveway spacing. The regulations go into effect Oct. 16. County Administrator David Spinney said some minor changes were made in the original proposal to address questions raised at several public hearings.
BATAVIA TWP. â€“ What is the closest youâ€™ve ever been to a cardinal, robin or woodpecker? Come to the William H. Harsha Lake Visitor Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, to view these birds up close and personal. Discover how placing a small metal band on a thin birdâ€™s leg helps scientists track migration patterns, populations and health of birds in this area and beyond. Nets will be in place by 7:30 a.m. for any â€œearly birders.â€? All programs are offered free of charge. For more information or directions, call the ranger at (513) 797-6081. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, just east of Ohio 222, about five miles south of Batavia.
BATAVIA TWP. â€“ Attention Junior Girl Scout Leaders. Register your troop now for the Wildlife Badge Day at William H. Harsha Lake Visitor Center 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9. This program is designed to help Scouts discover more about their environment, including a stop at a bird-banding demonstration. It will satisfy most badge requirements. Children should wear long pants, closed-toes shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Attendance is limited, so register early. All programs are offered free of charge. Pre-register, by calling the ranger at (513) 797-6081. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, just east of Ohio 222, about four miles south of Batavia.
October 6, 2010
Goshen Township firefighter Anton Grismayer Jr. shovels rib meat into his mouth at the Firefighter Combat Challenge rib-eating contest fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Texas Roadhouse in Milford.
Milford Community Fire Department members Max Smith, left, and Miles Miller work to down 4 pounds of ribs during the Firefighter Combat Challenge rib-eating contest fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Milford Community Fire Department Chief John Cooper and Milford Police Chief Mark Machan, not pictured, teamed up as the Milford Chiefs Team for the rib-eating contest Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Rib-eating contest raises money to bring back combat challenge By Kellie Geist email@example.com
Six teams from Milford, Miami Township and Goshen came together Wednesday, Sept. 29, to eat ribs for a cause. Texas Roadhouse hosted a 4-pound rib-eating contest to raise money to bring the Firefighter Combat Challenge back to Milford in April. Miami Township firefighters Ross Pawlak and Tom Porter are working to plan the event, which isn’t cheap. “Overall, to be comfortable, we have to raise about $30,000. This will be our third year and we’ve learned to pinch pennies, but we still need to raise money,” Pawlak said. Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo, who works with the Miami Township Fire Department, said the Firefighter Combat Challenge is a great event not only for local firefighters, but also for the community. “The challenge is a chance for us to showcase what firefighters have to do, but it’s a family event that allows us to give back to the community,” he said. “Some of the (people) who compete train year round for this,” Vilardo said. All money raised by hosting the rib-eating contest, as well as 10 percent of the meals sold at Texas Roadhouse that night, will go toward the cost of the Firefighter Combat Chal-
Chris Marsh, half of last year’s winning team, works to hang onto his title with new teammate Bob Cabral, not pictured. This Miami Township Fire Department team lost by 4 ounces.
Teams from the Milford Water Department, Castrucci Chevrolet, Milford Community Fire Department, Goshen Fire Department and the Miami Township Fire Department as well as the Milford Chiefs Team work to eat 4 pounds of ribs in five minutes. After the time ended, the rib leftovers were weighed and whoever had the lightest pan won. lenge. The teams that competed in the rib-eating contest were from the Milford Community Fire Department, the Miami Township Fire Department, the Goshen Fire Department and the Milford Water Department. There also was a Milford Chiefs team and a Castrucci Chevrolet team. Kevin Mason and Joe Casteel of the Milford Water Department won the contest by 4 ounces. Casteel’s advise on competitive eating? “Don’t chew,” he said. Pawlak said the community can expect more fundraisers between now and April, including one at
Milford Water Department employees Kevin Mason, left, and Joe Casteel dig into a pile of Texas Roadhouse ribs during the rib-eating contest fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 29. Putter’s and a motorcycle raffle. For details about the Firefighter Combat Chal-
lenge, including donation and sponsorship information, visit www.milfordcommunityfd.org/FCC.htm.
Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo presents Kevin Mason, right, and Joe Casteel, both of the Milford Water Department, a plaque for winning the Firefighter Combat Challenge rib-eating contest. The fundraiser contest was held Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Texas Roadhouse in Milford.
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Senior services opens new kitchen By Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
Current and former members of the Clermont Senior Services kitchen staff as well as other agency employees, project partners and local government representatives cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new Clermont Senior Services kitchen facility Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Clermont Senior Services officially opened the new kitchen facility Wednesday, Sept. 22, during a ribboncutting ceremony. Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown thanked the agency staff, funding partners and project team. This new facility is the first permanent home for Clermont
Senior Services Meals-on-Wheels program, which the agency has been offering since 1972. “Having a permanent home for Meals-on-Wheels have been a long time coming,” Brown said. “ ... We are grateful for all the people who helped make this possible.” Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who used to work for Clermont Senior Services, said it’s great to see how the agency has progressed in
the last 25 years. “I want to congratulate Clermont Senior Services on this wonderful facility and thank each and every one of our (citizens) who make the lives of our senior friends so much better,” he said. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by current and former Clermont Senior Services staff members as well as project partners and local government representatives.
Ferenc, Zuk square off in common pleas judge race Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge candidates Republican Richard Ferenc and Democrat/ incumbent Kenneth Zuk recently answered the following questions pertaining to their candidacy: 1. The is the biggest challenge you expect to face as a Common Pleas Judge? How do you plan on tackling this challenge? 2. The county recently approved a program in conjunction with the Talbert House to treat non-violent offenders, which will open up more space in the jail. How do you decide who should spend time in jail and who is sent to that type of program? Do you think those programs are effective in treating offenders? 3. What qualifications do you have that set you apart from your opponent or give you an edge? 4. From small villages to large townships, many in the county are dealing with tough budget restraints. How would you work to keep costs down in the common pleas court? 5. Anything else you'd like to say? Richard Ferenc 1. The most serious challenge will be determining the appropriate sentence in each criminal case in order to best protect the victims of crime and the citizenry of this county in general. As an award-winning former chief assistant felony prose-
cutor, from 1983 through 1987, I have seen firsthand the trauma inflicted on victims of crime. I would rely upon my experience of more than 32 years as an active trial attorney in the criminal justice system to help shape each sentence. I will also rely upon this county's outstanding adult probation department to help guide me in this most serious process. 2. The state legislature has established the sentencing criteria and parameters for the eligibility of criminal defendants to participate in substance abuse programs such as those provided by the Talbert House. As a judge, I must work within this statutory framework. A judge must be careful to review a defendant's overall criminal history and not just one single act that, in itself, may qualify a defendant for a treatment program. I do believe that these treatment programs are effective for those defendants who accept responsibility for their criminal behavior and are committed to recovery. I also believe that the system we have established for treatment does not fail these individuals; these individuals fail the system. 3. As an attorney for over 32 years, I have the balanced and extensive experience in litigating serious criminal and civil cases in the common pleas court that will serve me well as a judge of this court. I was an
award-winning chief assistant felony prosecutor, who successfully prosecuted scores of serious criminal cases, including murder, sexual assaults of children and adults, home invasions and a myriad of other serious crimes in this county. I have also defended individuals accused of crimes. I have litigated serious and complex civil disputes such as wrongful death, business litigation, government litigation and other serious civil matters of the type that will come before me as a judge of the common pleas court. I have not limited my practice to criminal defense or a plaintiff's personal injury. This experience has enabled me to develop the balanced perspective, insights and judgment critical for a Judge of the common pleas court. 4. I believe that no public servant, or his or her office, should be exempt from belt-tightening during economically difficult times. At the same time, the judiciary has virtually no control over the number of civil suits that may be filed, or the number of criminal charges that may come before the court. I have been a private practitioner and a partner in a law firm for more than 30 years and fiscal restraint and responsibility have become a way of life. I constantly look for ways to trim the fat, yet stay efficiently and effectively competitive.
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I will continue this philosophy of fiscal restraint and responsibility as a common pleas court judge. 5. My wife, Debbie, and I grew up in this community and chose to raise our family here as well. I have been, and will remain, deeply committed to doing my best to enhance the quality of life for my fellow citizens. It is critically important that the members of this community trust and respect the justice system. As a judge, it will be my pledge to each and every citizen in the county that I will decide each and every case that comes before me fairly, impartially and without bias, sympathy, or prejudice; so that everyone who may stand before me will feel that her or his case has been fairly and impartially tried. Kenneth Zuk 1. The largest challenge facing all common pleas judges is to satisfy the competing interests of effectiveness and efficiency. Parties and attorneys expect their cases to be decided competently, fairly and swiftly and they deserve nothing less. I plan on tackling this challenge in the same manner I have since assuming the common pleas bench in February 2009, which has resulted in a 38 percent reduction in my inherited caseload. I will continue to work with counsel to schedule all pending cases for trial as soon as practicable, ensure adherence to the Supreme Court time guidelines and issue written decisions within 30 days of briefing and argument whenever possible. 2. Determining the appropriate sentence for any criminal offender requires a judge to consider the facts of each individual case, affording primary weight to two main goals – punishment of the offender and protection of the public from future crimes. Utilization of all available resources is imperative in crafting a sentence, which meets these goals. There-
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fore, when a defendant pleads guilty, my policy has always been to obtain a presentence investigation from the probation department. Such an investigation includes an interview with the offender, an opportunity for the victims to submit statements and a professional analysis of the offender's underlying criminogenic needs – the motivating factors for their criminal activities. Based upon the results of this investigation and almost four decades of involvement within our criminal justice system, I can confidently place offenders in the location where these goals are best met. Some crimes deserve nothing less than incarceration. At the common pleas level, such incarceration typically requires a prison sentence rather than one served in the Clermont County Jail. However, the goals of sentencing are many times best achieved by addressing the offenders' criminogenic needs through outside programming. In cases involving first-time or low-level offenders or those motivated by drug addiction, programs offered by reputable organizations like the Talbert House are often effective in providing offenders with the tools they need to address their educational or addiction issues and become lawabiding members of the community. These programs provide the added benefit of reserving jail space for those offenders for whom such programs would be inappropriate. 3. My six and-a-half years experience as a county court and common pleas judge and proven track record of judicial efficiency, adherence to the law and sound legal reasoning in my civil and criminal rulings make me well-suited to continue my service to the citizens of Clermont County. In addition to my prior experience as judge, I have almost 40 years of legal experience in both the public and private sectors. My prior serv-
ice to our county as both an assistant prosecutor and assistant public defender provides me with a firm grasp of both sides of any criminal case, in matters ranging from minor offenses to capital murders. My extensive trial experience in civil matters of all sizes similarly provides me with the requisite background to fully and fairly administer justice in these settings. 4. Having worked with the other common pleas judges since February 2009, I am proud to be part of a county department which has remained within budget despite the current economic climate and look forward to continue my collaboration with the common pleas judges, probation department and clerk of courts to maintain the precedent we have set. Individually, I have condensed my criminal docket to four days per week in an effort to assist the sheriff with deputy overtime concerns. My staff and I have also taken steps to conserve power in the courthouse by turning the lights off in the office while court is not in session and ordering only those materials which are absolutely necessary for the operation of our courtroom. These types of gestures seem trivial, but save real taxpayer dollars. In the next term, my goals for further reducing costs include additional cross-training of courthouse personnel and my support for a move towards electronic filing. 5. While serving as common pleas judge, I have endeavored to provide a professional, efficient and courteous forum for justice. I believe that I have succeeded in doing so and would be honored to continue serving the citizens of Clermont County in this role. I respectfully ask for your vote Nov. 2.
On the march
Milford High School Marching Band Director Brian Brown directs the woodwinds during warmups for the Conner Classic MidStates Show marching band competition Sept. 25.
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Milford High School Marching Band clarinetists Bridget Kohlman Senior trombone player Tim Foster, left, and other members of the Milford High School Marching Band become the and Liz Jackson play the school fight song prior to the Milford vs. Woodward football game. Pep Band to keep school spirit high during all of the home and some of the away football games.
Drum Major Wyatt Underwood, right, directs the Milford High School Marching Band during the finals competition at the Conner Classic Mid-States Show high school marching band competition Sept. 25. Milford placed first in its class in the preliminary competition, and third overall in the finals open competition. The band also placed third in Loveland’s Drums Along the Little Miami competition Oct. 2.
Milford band sounds ‘Reverb’ this competition season The 2010 marching band competition season is well under way, and the Milford High School Marching Eagles are working hard to polish their show, “Reverb.” The band, under the direction of Brian Brown, Paul Schrameck and John Espy, will be competing in the Bands of America Super Regional Oct. 15-16 in the Edward Jones Dome. This year’s drum majors are Wyatt Underwood and Quinn Cartheuser. The band has already competed in the Conner Classic marching band competition and Loveland High School’s Drums Along Members of the Milford High School Marching Band line up during pregame activities at the Milford vs. Woodward football the Little Miami, taking game. Lined up, from left, include Hope Landon, Wendy Petrehn, Mike Zeschin and Nick Troehler. third place in both events. For more information on all of the instrumental music programs in the Milford school district, go to milfordbandboosters.org.
The Milford High School Marching Band becomes the cheering-section Pep Band during home football games. Here, the band is wearing its summer uniforms during the Milford vs. Amelia game.
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Milford High School Marching Band Color Guard members line up their sabers and gloves on the running track when they’re not performing.
Seniors Jessa Yankovsky, Kristin Brewer and Julianne Peck lead the files during a warm-up routine as the Milford High School Marching Band competes at the Conner Classic Mid-States Show marching band competition.
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Milford High School Marching Band Color Guard seniors Kelsey Brown, left, and Olivia Duguid snap a photo of themselves in full costume for the first time during the 2010 season.
Milford High School Marching Band Color Guard member Caitlin Presley adjusts a false eyelash as the guard dresses in costume for the first time during the 2010 season.
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Grant to help Goshen Middle School kids get in shape
By John Seney
Goshen Middle School students will be more physically active this year thanks to a $2,000 grant. The school was one of 60 nationwide selected to receive the grant funded by the ING financial services company as part of the firm’s Run For Something Better School Awards Program. Assistant Principal Tina Reichert said the application for the grant was made last year by Karen Wood and Chris Gregory, who teach physical education and health at the middle school. The program will be introduced this fall with Wood's seventhgrade physical education classes and will continue with Gregory’s
second semester classes. “We are very proud of their efforts and the mission they have of inspiring students to be healthy into adulthood,” Reichert said. “Chris and I are really excited about receiving this grant and the opportunity to help our students improve their fitness levels by implementing the ING running program,” Wood said. She said $1,000 of the grant will be used to purchase equipment to assist in implementing the program. The equipment will include agility equipment such as hurdles, ladders and cones; track and field equipment such as relay sticks; and other athletic activity equipment such as sports balls and pedometers. The other $1,000 will be used
to purchase T-shirts for a “Run for Life” event and a “Community Nature Walk” event. About 300 middle school students will be involved in the program, Wood said. “The program’s vision is to incorporate running into more students’ daily fitness routines,” she said. More than 350 schools nationwide applied for the grant. The ING program, in its second year, is in partnership with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and is intended to help introduce fourth- through eighth-grade students across the country to the benefits of running and active lifestyles through school-based programs.
Lighting upgrades at Goshen schools save energy, money By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
New energy-efficient lighting fixtures installed at Goshen schools are saving the district $16,800 a year in utility costs. The school district paid no money up front for the lighting. The cost will be paid from the annual energy savings during the first five years of use, said Mike Schinaman of Orion Energy Systems. He addressed the board of education members during their regular meeting Sept. 13. After five years, all the energy savings will go to the schools, he said. Orion installed the new lighting at four gymnasiums and one cafeteria/auditorium in the district. Goshen’s electrical cost for lighting these five areas before the new lighting was $25,587 annu-
ally, Schinaman said. After the upgrades, the annual cost was $8,787. “The Goshen board of education has been reducing energy usage as one of the strategies for freeing up money for resources to meet the instructional needs of our students,” said Treasurer Todd Shinkle. Board member John Gray praised Shinkle, who worked with Orion on the project, for “always looking for cost savings.” Schinaman said in addition to the energy savings, the new lighting has resulted in a 75 percent increase in light levels. He said the upgrades also had environmental benefits and presented the school board with a Environmental Stewardship plaque for achieving a documented reduction in the district’s carbon footprint.
Tyler Berkshire, right, president of the CNE FFA chapter, brought his pig and showed a market hog for his SAE project at the recent Clermont County Junior Fair. The market hog was bred, born and raised in Clermont County. Berkshire placed first in his class and was competing for Grand Champion in the show. Berkshire is seen here with fair Queen Olivia Enriquez.
Milford High School open house set for Oct. 9
Mike Schinaman of Orion Energy Systems Sept. 13 explains energy-saving improvements made at Goshen schools.
The Milford Exempted Village School District will be showcasing its newly renovated high school during a community open house that will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. A brief ceremony will be held in the school’s cafeteria at 10 a.m. High school students and staff members will be available to direct visitors throughout the building. The $31 million project at Milford High School included an additional 105,000 square feet of space, plus 47,000 square feet more of renovated space to accommodate its 1,750 students. The project was finished $5 million under budget and three months ahead of schedule. The high school was originally designed to accommodate 1,300 students. The construction upgrades include the addition of a two-story
wing with 31 new classrooms for Milford’s Ninth Grade Community. There also is a new music wing, wider hallways to ease congestion, an expanded cafeteria and kitchen, a more energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system and an improved front entrance with tighter security. The high school also has a new memorial dedicated to former Milford High School Principal Dr. Ray Bauer, who passed away suddenly in August 2009. Generous contributions from staff, students and the community made the memorial possible. In addition to the memorial, there will be a new area of the high school, called the Bauer Commons, which is an open space where students can congregate throughout the day. For more information, call the Milford board of education office at 831-1314.
CNE FFA members built a booth to be displayed at the 2010 Clermont County Fair. This booth demonstrated many of the members’ FFA activities like the national and state FFA conventions, district soil judging, state FFA camp, state FFA degrees, landscaping and CNE Agricultural Day. Kellie Nause and Cody Haddix are two of the members who helped build the booth.
SCHOOL NOTES Scholarships
Christian J. Bruns, a 2010 graduate of Summit Country Day School, has accepted a presidential scholarship to attend the University of Tulsa this fall. He is the son of Brian and Brenda Bruns of Miami Township. Robert Ragle received an Associate of Science in business from Indiana Wesleyan Aug. 14. He is from Milford.
Sarah O’Bernier of Milford has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2010. O’Bernier qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester. Andrea J. Langdon and Andrew Adkins have been named to the 2010 summer semester academic merit list at Wilmington College. Both students are from Milford.
Blue Ribbon recognition
Clermont Northeastern Elementary School Principal Glenda Greene, left, receives a plaque from state Rep. Danny Bubp, right, Sept. 17 recognizing the school for being named a national Blue Ribbon school. Superintendent Neil Leist is in the middle.
The week at Milford
• The Milford boys’ golf team placed third in the FAVC Championship with a score of 332, Sept. 28. Milford’s Andrew Minton lost in a twohole playoff for a medal against Thomas Rooney of Loveland. • The Milford boys’ soccer team beat Mason 3-1, Sept. 25. Milford’s Kyle Grothaus, Adam Hudson and Sam Rodgers scored for their team. On Sept. 30, Anderson beat Milford 5-3. Milford’s Sam Rodgers and Kyle Grothaus scored. • In girls’ soccer, Mason beat Milford 2-0, Sept. 25. On Sept. 28, Milford beat Loveland 3-1. Milford’s Kelly Yee, Kayla Byrnside and Morgan Morgan Wolcott scored one goal each. On Sept. 30, Anderson beat Milford 3-1. Milford’s Wolcott scored the team’s goal. • In girls’ cross country, Milford placed 10th in the Harrison Invitational, Sept. 25. • In girls’ tennis, Milford placed fifth in the FAVC East Tournament, Sept. 29.
The week at Goshen
• The Goshen boys’ golf team finished fifth in the finals of the American Division SBC Tournament, Sept. 25. On Sept. 30, Goshen placed 14th with a score of 453 in the Division II Sectional Golf Tournament. • In girls’ tennis, Goshen beat Clermont Northeastern 4-1, Sept. 28. Goshen’s Madi Martell beat Dennison 6-3, 62; Chyna Perkins beat Strotman 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Hannah Musgrove beat Gacek 6-3, 62; Abbi Poff and Fa Robbins beat Michaelis and Schrichten 6-2, 6-2. CNE’s Arthur and Glasgo beat Emily Pyle and Kristin Shoemaker 6-1, 6-4. On Sept. 30, Goshen beat New Richmond 3-2. Goshen’s Madi Martell beat White 7-5, 6-2; Chyna Perkins beat Jones 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Musgrove beat Tucker 6-4, 6-4. • In volleyball, Amelia beat Goshen 26-24, 25-15, 25-16, Sept. 30.
The week at CNE
• The Clermont Northeastern boys’ golf team finished sixth in the finals of the American Division SBC Tournament, Sept. 25. On Sept. 30, CNE placed 13th with a score of 438. • The Clermont Northeastern boys’ soccer team beat Felicity-Franklin 3-2, Sept. 28. CNE’s Nick Tipton scored two goals and Noah Slusher scored one goal. On Sept. 30, CNE beat Goshen 3-1. Rounds, Coleman and Tipton scored for CNE. Sean Bell scored for Goshen. • In girls’ soccer, CNE beat Felicity 5-1, Sept. 28. CNE’s Sarah Mantel, Emma Wright and Jessica Kirby scored one goal each; and Kylie Sumner scored two goals. On Sept. 30, CNE shut out Goshen 1-0. CNE’s JoEllen Schmidt made 10 saves, and Maggie Sullivan scored the goal.
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CNE duo a tough tandem to stop By Nick Dudukovich
Whoever said soccer doesn’t have enough offense has never seen Clermont Northeastern High School’s Kylie Sumner and Maggie Sullivan play. Sumner and Sullivan have combined to score 24 of the Rockets’ 35 goals this season. The duo’s success has helped contribute to a 9-1-1 team record through Sept. 30. Sumner, who has 15 goals and eight assists, and Sullivan, who has nine goals and seven assists, relish the opportunity to play together on a winning team because of their friendship. “We are friends on and off of the field, we both played (together when we were younger), so we know how everything works with (each other), Sumner said. Sullivan agreed. “We’ve been friends for a long time,” Sullivan said. “It makes everything on the field (we do) so much easier because we can talk to each other about our bad and good games, and be there for each other and be able to help each other out.” Rockets’ coach Misty Goetz is pleased with the work ethic and leadership the two girls have displayed this season. “Kylie gives 110 percent at every practice and during every game and is the first to arrive and last to leave every practice,” Goetz said. “Maggie never misses practice and is always ready to
Clermont Northeastern captain Kylie Sumner (24) tackles Hayley Rose of Bethel in a game this fall. Sumner, along with Maggie Sullivan, are CNE’s offensive tag team. go before everyone (else). She pushes herself and her teammates to play hard...and is constantly trying to get better.”
The combination of work ethic and friendship that Sullivan and Sumner share is evidenced by the unselfishness the girls show
on the field. When Sumner and Sullivan aren’t scoring goals, they are usually assisting each other.
“It’s awesome to be able to have a team player (such as Kylie) to be right there with you and working hard with you every day,” Sullivan said. Sumner believes the key to duo’s offensive numbers is communication. “I think we communicate well with each other and we never fight...we can talk and when we need to, we know where to pass,” Sumner said. The girls play between the lines has made them leaders by example for the Rockets’ squad. Goetz added that the girls’ leadership abilities stem from other places besides soccer. Sullivan is student senate secretary in the school’s government, President of The Pleasant Plain Lucky Clovers 4-H club, as well as the President of her church youth group, while Sumner is a member of the Stonelick Shamrocks 4-h Club and a member of the Clermont Country junior fair board. “They are outstanding student athletes on and off the field,” Goetz said. “They lead by example in the classroom, in the community, in the hallway at school, and on the field.” As the regular season starts to wind down, Sumner and Sullivan are just pleased to be part of a successful squad. “Having all the girls there with you to be on a winning team...it’s an awesome feeling in your heart...” Sullivan said.
FAVC woes continue for Milford By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.
As coaches as players prepare for the final stretch of the football season, many teams will jockey for position in the standings. Milford High School will be one of those squads, but the Eagles also have something else to prove. The Eagles have been a part of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference’s Buckeye Division for three years now. With a 41-6 loss to Glen Este Oct. 1, the Eagles fell to 2-14 in the league during that period of time. Things don’t get easier for the Eagles, as they take on Anderson (5-1) Oct. 8. Whatever team that Milford (3-3) faces doesn’t matter, according to Eagles’ coach Shane Elkin, because his team can’t afford to take any team lightly. “Every (FAVC) game is big for us,” Elkin said. “We can’t look at anyone and say that it isn’t a big game.” Finishing each season with five straight conference games has derailed the Eagles hopes for a winning season each year. Elkin, who is in his first year as Milford head coach, knows that the recent histo-
Strong play from quarterback Frank Sullivan (11) will be essential if the Eagles are to shake their FAVC woes. ry needs to change. “This is a big year for us to prove we can play with opponents of the FAVC because the last few years, we haven’t done it,” “Those football teams have owned Milford and we really have to turn the corner and
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improve as a program this year. In an effort to prepare for their schedule, Milford added Kings and Turpin to the non-conference schedule. Milford lost both games, 38-13 to Kings, and 55-34
to Turpin, but Elkin believes that the loss to Turpin, taught his squad what it takes to get through a season. “The day after (Turpin), I asked everybody, ‘Who’s as sore as they’ve ever been?’” Elkin said. “I explained to them that’s how you have to feel every Saturday. If you play like that on Friday nights, we’re going to win football games...I felt they learned to play the game (against Turpin).” The Eagles will also have to rise above injuries if they are to persevere in the FAVC. “Our biggest concern as a coaching staff is where we will be in terms of depth and injury,” Elkin said. In recent weeks, Milford suffered key losses when players such as defensive end Ryan Kroger (hamstring) and middle linebacker Adam Jackson (concussion) had to leave games. Elkin knows replacing dependable players is no easy task. “Our drop-off, depth wise, is a problem for us,” Elkin said. “We are about 20 kids from where we need to be in terms of depth.” If Milford is to get back to its winning ways, the
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Football scores, week 6
Amelia 38, CNE 0 Senior Scotty Weaver ran for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries for Amelia. Amelia’s record goes to 42, heading into the Oct. 8 game at New Richmond. CNE’s record drops to 3-3. Western Brown 36, Goshen 32 The Oct. 1 loss brings Goshen’s record to 1-5, heading into the Oct. 8 game at home against East Clinton. Eagles will depend even more on the offensive line and other skill position players as opposing defenses start to focus on running back Nate Termuhlen. One of those individuals include quarterback Frank Sullivan, who has shown strong field presence the past several weeks. Elkin believes Sullivan is capable of making the right decisions at the right time. “Frank’s an outstanding young man, extremely bright, to me he will be one of the hidden treasures of this senior class in terms of colleges finding an athlete,” Elkin said.
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Tiffany a two-way warrior for CCD Milford resident leads way By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
Hit, or be hit. Nobody might know that football philosophy better that Cincinnati Country Day School’s Wyatt Tiffany. As a running back and linebacker for the Indians, Tiffany is delivering blows to opponents on defense, as well as on offense, when every defender on the field is trying to bring him down. For those who know Tiffany, his attitude toward the game doesn’t surprise anybody because it’s the only way he knows how to play. “I grew up playing the offensive line and linebacker,” Tiffany said. “My philosophy of running the ball is that the (other) guy is trying to hit me, so I’m going to hit him as hard as I possibly can.” CCD assistant coach Greg Ross believes Tiffany’s mindset of being a linebacker trapped inside a running back’s body works to his advantage.
“He’s got the mentality of a defensive player and that’s what makes him good at running back,” Ross said. “He wants to deliver the blow instead of getting hit.” However Tiffany approaches the game can’t be denied because it’s working. The senior racked up 407 yard and four touchdowns on the ground heading into week six. Tiffany’s numbers are even more impressive considering that he plays almost every snap of almost every down at two highaction, physical positions. Two-way players are not something new for the Indians. Seven boys on the 32man roster, play both side of the ball, according to Ross. Tiffany attributed his work in the offseason as the reason he’s been able to stay on the field this year. In preparation for the 2010 campaign, Tiffany ran the team’s optional workouts three days a week, worked out at independent practice facilities, and worked out on his own at home. The Indians’ captain doesn’t downplay how important conditioning has been to him this season.
Cincinnati Country Day School's Wyatt Tiffany (45) fights for yardage during a game against Clark Montessori on Sept. 16. “It’s really important because I play two positions,” he said. “I have to run around a lot...(conditioning) is definitely the biggest part of (me play-
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ing).” Tiffany added that he gets his athletic drive from his mom, Pamela Tiffany, who runs triathlons and competes in Ironman competitions. Tiffany said there are times he wishes he could focus on one position because he believes he
could contribute more by focusing on one aspect of the game. With that said, Tiffany added that he enjoys the roles he has and really loves running with the ball. Tiffany played fullback last season, clearing the way for Max Dietz. With Dietz gone, Tiffany embraced taking over the running back duties. “Since Max left, I’ve kind of taken over running the ball and I like it a lot, it’s a lot of fun,” he said. When the Milford native is feeling exhausted during a game, he draws inspiration from Jim Wagner. Wagner, who was a family friend, died of cancer before the start of the season, according to Tiffany. “I lost a close friend of mine during two-a-days, and I told him I’d play for him this year,” Tiffany said. “He was like a second father to me...he was a really great guy. He’s the reason (I) keep playing.” On the field, and especially late in games, Tiffany receives support from teammates such as Will Duncan. Tiffany, who likes to be a vocal leader, has to conserve his energy later in games – that’s where Duncan steps up. “I’m not the only guy who plays both ways,” Tiffany said. “Duncan, one
of our other captains, tries to keep guys going and he’s come up big...he usually becomes the vocal captain toward the fourth quarter because I’m trying to concentrate on plays.” It’s also at this point in the game that Tiffany knows his physicality has paid off because opponents start becoming complacent and missing tackles. “I can tell by the second quarter and definitely the fourth quarter that the other team is starting to get weary from trying to hit me constantly,” Tiffany said. Now at 2-4 on the year and coming off a 27-3 loss to North College Hill Oct. 1, Tiffany knows his team’s playoff chances are slim, but the win column isn’t stopping him from enjoying the season and the camaraderie he shares with his teammates. “I’ve gone to Country Day since preschool, so I’ve grown up with guys (such as Duncan, Basil DeJong, Ryan Galloway, Mac McKee, and Will Fritz), and just playing my senior season with kids I’ve grown up with (has been very enjoyable),” he said. Tiffany hopes to play football next season on Saturdays and is exploring options at the Division-IAA and Division-III colleges.
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The week at McNick
• The McNicholas boys’ soccer team beat Chaminade-Julienne 3-1, Sept. 25. McNick’s Jake Grieco, John Sandmann and Brad Rolfes scored. On Sept. 28, McNick beat Elder 2-1. McNick’s Austin Pierce and Sandman scored. • In boys’ golf, McNick placed second with a score of 166, Sept. 27. On Sept. 29, the McNick boys placed second with a score of 1,305 in the GCL Central Tournament at Sharon Woods. McNick’s John Monsey and Tim Mottola tied for first place with scores of 315. On Sept. 30, McNick placed third with a score of
327 in the Division II Sectional Golf Tournament at Sharon Woods. McNick’s John Monsey scored a 78, Justin Hebeler scored a 79. • In girls’ golf, McNick placed first with a score of 363 in the Division II Sectional, Sept. 27, qualifying the team for districts. McNick’s Lucy Frey medaled with a score of 78. On Sept. 30, the McNicholas girls’ placed first with a score of 192 in Queen of the Hill. McNick’s Lucy Frey medaled with 1 over par 37 on the front nine at Coldstream Country Club. • In volleyball, McNick lost to Fenwick 25-16, 16-25, 2521, 25-11, Sept. 30.
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floor instruction) to become a licensed OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) official after passing the test. Class instructor, Tim Engel is a certified OHSAA instructor. The class costs $120 which includes books, materials and OHSAA registration. Prospective students should contact Tim Engel at 724-7622 or 2352470 to enroll or for more information.
Archie is no stranger to the veteran community. He has supported veteran organizations all over this county. The Veteran’s Memorial in Batavia Township had his support from beginning to end and would not have happened without his leadership. From monetary contributions to shoveling dirt Archie was committed to this project in support of our troops. He understands the need and value of supporting our troops for a lifetime. I encourage you to join me in voting for Archie Wilson for commissioner Nov. 2. Dan D. Bare Vietnam Combat Veteran Batavia Township
As an experienced trustee, I want to tell you why I am voting for Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner Nov. 2. Archie’s vision for our future is to control spending, promote new jobs, move forward with road projects and be open, available and responsive to all the residents of Clermont County. Archie has 30 years of experience as a small business owner creating jobs in the county. He’s served eight years as a Batavia Township trustee. During his eight years as trustee, Archie continues to donate his salary to charitable organizations. At the January meeting of the Republican Central Committee, Archie won the endorsement of the Republican Party. Since that time he has been endorsed by the Ohio Valley Lodge 112 Fraternal Order of Police, the Ohio Tea Party PAC, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC and the Citizens for Community Values Action PAC. For these groups to spend the time, discuss the issues and then choose Archie over his opponent should be beneficial to the voters who have not had the opportunity
to get to know both candidates. Bonnie Batchler Pierce Township
Every penny is for kids
I am writing to you on behalf of the abused and neglected children of Clermont County to urge you to please vote to renew the Children's Protective Services levy on the ballot Nov. 2. These children need us. They cannot speak for themselves and we are obligated to help them. Unfortunately, in Clermont County the amount of children that need the critical care that this levy provides has grown enormously. More and more babies are being born to drug addicted mothers. Therefore, they are addicts themselves before they have even taken their first breath. We must help these innocent victims. It is important to understand this levy is a renewal; therefore it will not increase your taxes. Every penny will go directly to these precious children to provide them with the services they require to go on to lead productive lives as adults. Salaries and administrative costs do not come from these monies. Please do not let the children of our communities down. Please join me and my family in voting to renew this levy and do what we can to help these children. For more information and to see how you can help, please visit h t t p : / / w w w. k e e p c l e r m o n tkidssafe.com/. Sheilah Evans Miami Township
Wilson is best
I am writing in support of Archie Wilson’s candidacy for Clermont County commissioner. I have witnessed on many occasions Archie’s involvement with the community. He gives of his time and resources to provide opportunities for people in need and supports organizations that provide needed services in the
county and the region. He is a man of character. He is honest, intelligent and is one of the hardest working people that I know. Archie has many strengths, but the one I respect the most is his ability to develop relationships with people. I know that Archie has a sincere desire to serve the people of Clermont County. He would cherish the opportunity to give back to the people that have been so good to him and his family. He feels strongly about being a true representative of the people and will engage all the people of the county. In my opinion it would be difficult to find a better candidate than Archie Wilson because of his character, business expertise and his sincere commitment to the people of Clermont County. I urge residents of Clermont County to vote for Archie Wilson for Clermont County commissioner. Steve Jackson Batavia Township
Thank you Archie Wilson
On Sept. 18, the Vietnam Veterans of America #649 held it’s annual golf outing. We reached out to many for donations of door prizes, hole sponsors and teams. Archie Wilson was approached to see if he would put a team together and attend the event. Due to previous commitments he was unable to play but he wanted to know what else he could do to help with the fundraiser. You see all of the money raised goes to help all veterans and their families during hard times. When asked if he would be willing to pay for a team of four veterans who could not afford to play, Archie did not hesitate and agreed to sponsor a team. He also stated he would provide two door prizes which he personally delivered on the day of the event. An attempt was made on several occasions to contact Archie’s opponent to see if he would be willing to also help with
Oct. 31, not Oct. 30, is the real Halloween As communities throughout Clermont County start approving days for Trick or Treat, I’m reminded of my days as a costume-wearing, pillow-case toting kid. I dressed up as everything from a vampire (before it was cool) to a bunny (the cute white and pink kind, not the sexy costume kind). I had costumes from Cappel’s and costumes from the cedar chest in the basement. It didn’t matter where the costume came from as long as it was awesome. My favorite costume was when I was in second grade – I went as B2. For those of you who may not remember, B2 was half of the Bananas in Pajamas team. My childhood friend, Cassie, accompanied me as B1. Cassie’s step-mom, Linda, was the crafty type and our giant foam banana heads covered in yellow cloth and complete with arm straps were testament to her skill. Yeah, it may have been a little embarrassing to walk the neighborhood, but Halloween is all about having fun (and getting candy) and we were a hit. Let me take a minute here to get something off my chest. A black T-shirt is not a costume. I don’t care if you’re 6 or 16. I will give candy to teenagers who take the time to come up with a costume, but I just can’t justify giving M&Ms to a 17-year-old guy wearing jeans and a “Scream” mask. On the other hand, if you wear your
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homecoming suit and bring your girlfriend in her dress and tell me Kellie Geist you’re Bella and Edward from “TwiReporter’s light,” I’ll buy that. In Notebook fact, you can steal that idea if you want and I’ll probably give you extra candy. Tight on cash this year? A toilet paper mummy or white-sheet ghost will get you candy at my house, too. Anyway, back on track. Every year, whether I was fighting with a scratchy witch wig or a mask that made it hard to breath, one thing never changed – the date. I grew up in Harrison, Ohio, and we always had Halloween on Halloween, regardless of the day of the week. I’m not a parent, but I do understand the concern of sending your kids out when the sidewalks are slammed with people dressed in costumes. I know it can be scary to let them walk the neighborhood with their friends. What I don’t understand is why it matters if it’s a Tuesday or Saturday? There are parents who work on the weekends, too, so that shouldn’t be a factor. I guess I’m just a West-sider who doesn’t get Trick or Treating Oct. 30 just because it’s a Saturday. Halloween is Halloween and the date is Oct. 31 – just look at your calendar. Kellie Geist is a reporter for the Community Press. She can be reached at kgeist@ communitypress.com or 248-7681.
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ty of vision and leadership. Please vote “yes” for Issue 6 Nov. 2. Margaret Krueger Board Chair, Child Focus, Inc. Amelia
Vote for mental health
The American dream is alive in Clermont County. A person can still start out with little, work hard and succeed. Archie Wilson has done just that. With more than 30 years as a business owner, he has proven conservative leadership, fiscal responsibility and dedicated work ethics. Not forgetting the path he traveled, Archie has continually given back to community that has helped him along the way. Archie supports youth, senior citizens, veterans, his church and other community organizations with his time, money and energy. This is why the hardworking citizens who make up the Clermont County Republican Party have endorsed Archie Wilson. This is why the law-abiding members of Ohio Valley Lodge, 112 Fraternal Order of Police, have endorsed Archie Wilson. This is why the family value members of the Cincinnati Ohio Right to Life PAC have endorsed Archie Wilson. Archie understands, embraces and will fight to protect the fundamental principles of this great country. Archie Wilson provides the experience the Clermont County commissioner office needs. Join me in voting for Archie Wilson. Harry Snyder Stonelick Township
As a life-long resident in Amelia and volunteer Child Focus board member, I am proud to be part of a community with a vision for the future, where Clermont County chooses to lead the way. Twenty-five years ago, the first mental health levy was passed demonstrating the importance of mental health services in Clermont County. On Nov. 2, we all have the privilege of reaffirming our county’s commitment to the mental health of all of our residents, by voting “yes” on Issue 6. If passed, the Mental Health and Recovery Board can continue the prevention and treatment services provided by Child Focus, Inc., a non-profit organization whose behavioral health and early learning services are so important. These services lead to improved health, quality of life and growth in our community. This funding has helped to maintain key programs such as: The crisis hotline (528-SAVE), inschool mental health services, as well as, drug, alcohol, violence and bullying prevention programs. For our children, for our families, for our friends and neighbors, let’s again show we are the coun-
Vote for Wilson
Wilson is the only Republican on ballot Republican, Conservative, Conservative Republican, confusing – it can be especially when someone is deliberately trying to confuse you. Let me cut through the confusion. The Clermont County Republican Central Committee met in January and endorsed Archie Wilson for Commissioner on a vote of 100 for Archie, 54 for incumbent Scott Croswell and 10 not to endorse. Archie’s vote total met the 60 percent of the quorum present necessary for endorsement. The vote total showed Archie had widespread support from across the county. Immediately after the endorsement, the incumbent announced the endorsement was “essentially irrelevant” and he would prevail in the primary. The incumbent subsequently changed his mind and filed to run as an Independent in November. I still believe the conservative base of the party has a real concern regarding the use of taxpayer’s money by the incumbent to interfere in the private market for economic development in this county. The incumbent brags about fiscal responsibility while spending millions of taxpayer dollars on economic development where the commissioners, or the private corporations they established, pick the winning developers. In 2006, for the first time ever, over 15 percent of county normal operating funds and over 37 percent of the county beginning fund balance was spent on “economic development” without any voter input. Picking winners and losers sounds more like President Obama’s failed economic stimulus than being a free market fiscal conservative. The Croswell for Commissioner campaign filed its semiannual campaign finance report in July. Of the almost $21,000 raised only about 7.4 percent
was raised in Clermont County leaving over 92 percent raised Tim Rudd elsewhere. Political action committees donated $2,000 with Community addresses of Omaha, Nebraska, Press guest Nashville, Tennessee, Pickeringcolumnist ton, Ohio and Columbus. Private donors from Indianapolis and Lexington donated $3000. The rest of the private donations comprising the balance of the 92 percent came mostly from across Ohio from such places as Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Blacklick, anywhere except for Clermont County. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little uneasy here between the economic development and an unprecedented out of county funding for a commissioner’s race. Can a “For Sale” sign be too far behind? Wilson is the only Republican in the race for commissioner. Archie’s endorsements include the following: Ohio Tea Party PAC, Cincinnati Right to Life PAC, Citizens for Community Values Action PAC and Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Valley Lodge #112. He is serving his third term as Batavia Township trustee. Archie is a master plumber who along with his partner founded and manages Midwestern Plumbing. Midwestern Plumbing is a 30-year success story recognized last year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce receiving the Pacesetter Award. Archie gives generously to charity but does not believe in government-funded corporate charity. Archie has faced the tough decisions of a private businessman and knows what is necessary for a business to succeed. Archie, a true self-made man, will bring real conservative values to the office of commissioner. Vote Archie Wilson. Tim Rudd is the chairman of the Clermont County Republican Party. He lives in Washington Township.
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2009 Annual Report and Outcomes Management Summary EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – SHARON WOODROW, SUPERINTENDENT As we reflect on 2009 and the outcomes for the people we serve, I can point to one defining moment that touched the lives of all the people with developmental disabilities in Clermont County, as well as our entire state of Ohio. That moment was October 5, 2009 when Senate Bill 79 was signed into law by Governor Ted Strickland. Senate Bill 79, voted for by all members of the Ohio House of Representatives as well as the Ohio Senate, removed the term “mental retardation” from our cabinet department and all 88 county boards. We are now the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities; Clermont County is now the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and all 87 other counties have also changed their name as well. What does that mean? Well, we believe that people with mental retardation, a developmental disability, will no longer feel stigmatized or marginalized by a term which has come to be used facetiously as a term for someone who is not smart. People with mental retardation are smart, they may just have learning problems or cognitive deficits which can be supported and are in no way a definition of who they are. The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities was glad to support that change. Additionally, our board, as well as all the other county boards of DD in Ohio, serves many people with developmental disabilities which are not mental retardation. In 2009, we were able to formalize our Gift of Time Respite Program. Because of the support of this community through our annual Gala, we contracted with Linda Horn to be our Respite Coordinator. Linda is the mother of a child previously served through our Early Intervention Program, and a staunch supporter of our agency as well as the families who occasionally need a break. Through her efforts and the support of our grant funding, we have offered many families some needed time to themselves throughout 2009. This Gift of Time Program is funded totally through grants and donations, and it is our intention to continue to find funding to keep supporting our families. We offered some really good opportunities to our adults in 2009 when we leased a greenhouse for the summer months and gave people the opportunity to grow, cultivate and sell plants. While this program was not able to continue at this scale, it did offer some meaningful activity as well as some ideas for future ventures. Finding activities that matter to people rather than just offering traditional work or leisure programs is just another way the Clermont DD is listening to people and honoring their choices. These efforts will be easier and more organized due to the hiring of a new Adult Services Director in 2009, to head these programs. The adult program has not had singular leadership for some time so we were very happy to strengthen this very important department of our agency. In spite of a decline in state and local revenue, we were able to offer services to some additional people on waiting lists. Short term federal stimulus dollars helped support that, but we remain concerned about the impact of funding cuts as the stimulus money goes away. In 2010, Clermont DD will be on the ballot in May, hoping to replace a .9 continuing levy which was originally voted on in 1982. To bring that revenue back to.9 will only cost the owner of a $100,000 house an additional $22 per year, or the price of one postage stamp per week. We are certainly hoping that this community, which has supported citizens with developmental disabilities over the years, will continue to support them by voting yes. Our Long Range Planning Committee continues to plan for our future, in conjunction with our board. Our board was very lucky to have two new members join in 2009 because of the retirement and move of two long-term members who had been so committed to our services, Tom Wildey and Anne Doyle. The two new members, Kim Pellington and Jennifer Mailloux, bring the same commitment and passion to the board; we are very grateful to have their support. In 2009, we formed various workgroups from loyal and hardworking staff and worked the concession stands at the Cincinnati Reds games, put on a 5K walk/run and volunteered for a third year at a very successful motorcycle ride. Our staff’s commitment to raising money is commendable and appreciated. Some staff also supported other agencies’ fundraisers such as Senior Services and Children’s Protective Services as well. In 2010, we’ll be helping again as we can; both the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and the Clermont County Children’s Protective Services will have levy needs and will need to raise money. It is and has always been our commitment to help our partners in any way we can. Many senior management staff work on committees and volunteer in other ways in our community; we believe in volunteerism as a way to give back to this community which has
supported the Clermont Board of DD in so many ways. Because of the economy and the downturn in the real estate market, we were not able to sell the Krenning Center in 2009. However, this building which is fully paid for, is empty and being maintained at a very low cost. We are certainly hoping to find a buyer in 2010 and have several professionals engaged in helping us do that. We look forward to 2010, with all its challenges and will continue to find ways for people with developmental disabilities to grow and live productive lives. These are the outcomes for which we strive. I. SERVICES PROVIDED DURING 2009 EARLY INTERVENTION—Programs operating under/coordinated by the Clermont DD in 2009 were: Early Intervention (EI) - For children under the age of 3 with a developmental delay, disability or a diagnosed medical/physical condition; Help Me Grow (HMG) - System for coordination/implementation of services birth to 3 Including Part C and At Risk/Parenting; Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP) - For children birth to 3 identified with hearing loss. Enrollment in the EI Program decreased slightly. This was expected, due to new eligibility for the Part C program. A new evaluation tool was put into place. Each child’s development was scored on this tool and fewer children were eligible for services. EI evaluated/screened/provided services to 700+ children. Daily enrollment decreased from 238 (2008) to 222 (2009). HMG received 600+ referrals during 2009. Target numbers for Part C and “At Risk” were reached or exceeded. Ohio Department of Health lowered target numbers for both groups based on new eligibility. The RIHP received several hundred referrals and served an average of 55 children/ families per month. A primary goal was to work on the Developmental Specialist role in the primary service provider model, for at least 85% of services in the natural environment. Goal was achieved/exceeded. Clermont DD was chosen to be one of 10 counties to receive training on evidence-based practices for providing services within families’ daily routines. A team has been chosen; training begins in 2010. Goal: closely monitor the budget pertaining to enrollment, service provision and eligibility. 2009 was tumultuous for funding in HMG and RIHP. Lay-off notices were issued to several people as state funding was debated. Both programs survived the budget crisis. Programs were operated at/under budget. Goal: Obtain new funding sources. RIHP participated in a grant application with Children’s Hospital but was not successful. We participated in a statewide grant application for training for primary service provider model/transdisciplinary model and was successful. This gives Clermont DD intensive, targeted training from national experts. A volunteer Eagle Scout designed/built a new playground for the EI wing of the Wildey Center. Two students from local universities assisted in projects beneficial to the EI program. Goal: Monitoring the acquisition of IFSP goals. In reviewing 75 sample IFSPs, 95% of IFSP outcomes were achieved. Clermont County received reports of 100% compliance in targeted areas: timely receipt of services, 45-day compliance re: from referral to writing of first IFSP, and adherence to timelines/ activities for children transitioning at age 3. HMG and EI programs made efforts to be as informed and current in early diagnosis/ intervention strategies of autism. Staff participated in trainings; EI and HMG administrators served on a regional committee to work cooperatively around training, service provision, outreach, education, etc.; 4 counties in southwest Ohio are now sharing in a statewide project to identify children with autism as early as possible. Goal: Parent satisfaction with services. Overall survey satisfaction of above 90%. Parents received surveys from the Ohio Dept. of Health and Clermont DD. Families Connected conducted random surveys by phone and when families exited the program—222 surveys were sent in September 2009; 25 surveys were returned with 23 being happy with the services received; 6 of the 25 indicated a desire for more services. Goal: Assist in developing a respite program. EI administrators participated in hiring a respite coordinator. Many respite days are now offered on Saturdays for children enrolled in the EI Program. Goal: Receive HMG referrals from local school districts. Many efforts were made to inform districts of available services to families of very young children, including meetings with superintendents individually and presenting information to the monthly superintendents group in the county. No referrals were received from school districts in 2009. In 2008, the WISHES childcare program ended. The EI Program helps families access childcare for their child with special needs. The EI Director was a member of a regional team to include young children with disabilities in childcares. Trainings were conducted for Early Head Start and local childcares. A survey to all providers was sent to gather info about trainings/ supports needed to successfully accept children with special needs into childcare settings. Developmental screenings were also conducted. SCHOOL AGE—Special education services to Clermont County students through placement from their Local Education Agency. We now serve 46 students from Batavia, Bethel, Clermont Northeastern, Goshen, Milford, Loveland, New Richmond, West Clermont, and Williamsburg Districts. We address intensive medical/physical needs, multiple disabilities, significant behaviors, and autism spectrum disorders for students age 6 through 22. School Age enrollment decreased 16% from the 2008/2009 school year to the 2009/2010 year. This decline was based on students who turned 22; 8 graduated and 2 transitioned to more appropriate educational programs. Classroom numbers reduced from 9 to 8. Classes have an average of 6 students per room, each has an Instructor and Instructor Assistant. 17 students require assistance of an educational aide from the home district. ADULT SERVICES—Provides services to individuals from young adults to senior citizens and include sheltered employment, recreation/leisure, enclave or mobile work crews, and community employment. Services are offered in the Wildey Center, Donald A. Collins Center, Grissom Center and in the community. Individuals can earn a paycheck or receive life enrichment through activities. Programs settled into new environments after building/programs moved in 2008. Dan Ottke was hired as the new Adult Services Director. The Management Team adopted/ began implementing new Core Values for 2010 that include: Engagement; Safe and Inviting Environments; Understand; and Responsibility. Annual training will emphasize Core Values to recognize the very best in each person. We continued to train staff on the Gatekeeper data system to allow more efficient use of time re: paperwork. We investigated another electronic tracking system for direct care staff to input info into the system instead of paper and pencil. AS and Southwest Ohio Developmental Center discussed implementing a second shift sheltered employment setting to serve more individuals from SODC. These discussions will continue into 2010. We continue to reduce waiting lists for AS programming. The dept. operates with a waiting list to attend sheltered or enclave programs with no list for community employment. Wildey Center (Adult Program)—Offers individuals the opportunity to participate in recreation/leisure programming and senior citizen programs for older adults. Activities: computers, activity room, sensory room, gym, or outside/community. Susan Dlouhy from Norwich Consulting spent time with staff/management to create curriculum for staff to use with implementing activities. Daily schedules were developed to
help staff plan the day with individuals. The results were great and received compliments from visitors. The Wildey gym was used for physical activities and dance class. Other classes included cooking and computer classes. We plan looks forward to expanding activities in horticulture, cooking and physical activity. Donald A. Collins Center (DAC)—Individuals participated in work or recreation/leisure/life enrichment activities. Those who attend DAC usually need more assistance with goals that help them recognize/deal with internal or external distractions. The DAC staff work with a smaller ratio of individuals to better assist individuals. Life enrichment classes expanded and discussed anger management, coping skills dealing with grief, etc. Daily curriculum expanded for staff to plan interesting activities. Goal: To implement best practices in behavior support interventions to promote a positive intervention culture. All staff in AS attended training on this subject. Dept. began exploring a new behavior support/crisis prevention training offered by Mandt. A document destruction area was designated at DAC. These services hope to expand to the community in 2010 to create more work opportunities for individuals. GRISSOM CENTER—The downturn in the economy caused staff and management at Grissom to identify new opportunities for individuals. Three activity areas were created: current events/life enrichment room, gross motor/physical activity area, and an art room. Individuals were offered the choice of which option they would like to participate in each day. The Business Development Team reviewed how it was utilizing resources. It was decided to reconfigure the duties of Community Employment staff to have Gene Johnson work on procuring jobs for Grissom and DAC. This devoted more attention to contacts with local companies. COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT AND ENCLAVES—47 individuals worked in community jobs or work assessments. This was a reduction of 9 from 2008, not unexpected due to the economy. 135 referrals were received from BVR and dollars billed were $131, 267 for 2009. Individuals in area businesses averaged $7.78 hourly and worked an average of 25 hours per week. Community Employment does not have a waiting list for services. The dept. serves students transitioning from school to work and those who may be interested in leaving sheltered employment for community employment. This dept. has a good relationship with the local BVR office and works closely with counselors to find employment for individuals with significant disabilities. Community Employment staff maintain good relationships with local business partners and maintained overall satisfaction rating of 100%. The department is an active leader of the Clermont County Business Advisory Council. Every October, this department recognizes a large and small employer of the year in Clermont County at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Their annual holiday party was held in December at Pattison Park Lodge. Special recognition was observed for employees successfully maintaining employment for 5, 10, and 15 years. Enclave and mobile work crews remained steadfast despite the difficult economy. The lawn crew worked around the county at local government buildings, businesses, churches, and cemeteries. The county records enclave had a productive year preparing county records for scanning. The hotel room cleaning crew was busy in 2009, despite the reduction in travel. The Bryan Equipment enclave maintained steady business as well. COMMUNITY RELATIONS—This dept. is a pipeline between Clermont DD and the community through 4 main areas: media relations, volunteer coordination, community activities, and fundraising. We represents Clermont DD as a “partner” in the community by volunteering in the county at events including the Summer Adventures for All Kids Expo Committee, Clermont Chamber Events and Committees, Look to Clermont Advisory Committee through Clermont 20/20, Batavia Rotary, the Clermont County Public Relations Committee, Partnership for Mental Health Board, the Hope and Heroes Event Committee, etc. 3 Clermont DD staff were “arrested” by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Rachel Perlstein, Jay Williams, and Amy Planck all raised money for this worthwhile cause. Community Support Services/Family Support Services—Community Support Services Dept. (CSS) partnered with consumers, families, providers, other service agencies and county board divisions in 2009. CSS oversees the administration of supports through Level One Waivers, Individual Options Waivers, Supported Living and the AS Individual Budget. This includes developing Individual Service Plans for each Consumer, securing a Provider and other resources to put the plan into force, and monitoring/documenting all aspects of service delivery. Each Consumer has a Service and Support Administrator (SSA) who is responsible for managing/assuring the quality of the day-to-day provision of supports. Each SSA has a fiduciary role in managing funding resources to meet individual support needs/insure compliance with funding mandates. SSA’s deal with ‘unplanned’ occurrences in day-to-day living within the community, and risks/responsibilities of that membership. The CSS Dept, is dedicated to the fiscal management of public funds by arranging consumer services in an efficient manner within approved funding levels and approving payments to Providers and Vendors. Utilization is a big component and SSA’s/Utilization Manager review individual plans, monitoring that services are delivered according to budget projections. Our Waiting List grew in 2009. We have streamlined our annual notification process to adhere to guidelines of the Ohio Revised Code waiting list rule to ensure individuals are on the correct waiting list. The Behavior Support goal to improve services by working with state, region and local entities to develop a positive intervention culture was achieved. Clermont DD has improved behavior support services to individuals served by providing ongoing trainings, attending regional/state meetings, and participating in multi-county committees dedicated to serving individuals who are challenged with co-occurring diagnoses. Information regarding the Positive Culture Initiative (previously “Positive Intervention Culture”) was presented to providers in Clermont County at the January provider meeting. This was a well-attended session. Efforts to reduce restrictive plans and interventions have been ongoing. We explored Crisis Prevention Training Programs and identified the Mandt System as a way to promote values/ philosophies encouraged by Positive Culture Initiative. This is a five-day “train the trainer” course; 10 county board staff and 2 providers will become trainers. We attended co-occurring committee meetings in Hamilton Co. and created tip sheets that provide information re: specific syndromes, and mental health conditions which were distributed throughout the agency. We have active representation on the Ohio Dept. of DD Statewide Behavior Support Advisory Committee. One of the primary functions of CSS is to be a liaison/resource for our Provider community. Our goal to utilize our website to address resources/Provider info has been initiated. Clermont County is responsible for approving sites for out-of-home respite and for reviewing Providers qualifications with the Family Support Service Program (FSS). We contract with the ARC of Hamilton County to administer our FSS Program. FSS funds respite care, adaptive/special equipment, special diets, education and training for the family, home modifications and other services approved as one-time needs. An Advisory Committee meets periodically to review and establish Program guidelines. The CSS Director represents Clermont DD on the Advisory Committee. Goals related to FSS were met in 2009. The Family Satisfaction Surveys indicated families are grateful for this program. Utilization of FSS has been on the increase; additional funding we contributed in 2009 allowed more families to take advantage of needed camp programs for their children. Our Self Determination Coordinator continues to see positive growth in leadership skills of the Clermont County People In Action chapter (PIA). Members participated in a 3-day statewide conference in March. For the first time, PIA sponsored a 1-day Self Advocacy Conference on November 17 for peers in Clermont County. 50+ attended the conference; classes ranged from Sticking Up For Yourself to Employment, Cooking, and other topics on developing independence and advocacy skills. INVESTIGATIONS—The Investigative Unit for Clermont DD manages information for all DD service providers, including County Board programs/services involving significant incidents that pose a risk to the health and safety of individuals. This information is generated through the Major Unusual Incident (MUI) process. The Ohio Dept. of DD defines certain types of occurrences as Major Unusual Incidents, or incidents that have the potential to pose a significant risk to the health and safety of the individuals we serve. The MUI process reviews both individual and DD system needs. The Investigative Agent performs the duty of investigation, information gathering, review, and analysis of MUIs, and ensures service providers take appropriate actions toward resolution/prevention. MUI definitions: alleged, suspected, or actual occurrence of abuse; attempted suicide; death; exploitation; failure to report; injuries of known origin; involvement with law enforcement; medical emergency; misappropriation; missing person; neglect; peer to peer acts; prohibited sexual relations; rights code violations; unapproved behavior support; injury of unknown origin; and unscheduled hospitalization. 2009 saw an increase in the rate of MUI reporting 15%. Hospitalization remains the most frequently-reported incident, an average of 25% of all MUIs. Peer-to-peer acts decreased slightly, a likely result of examining incidents of aggressive behavior and identifying purposeful acts. Unapproved behavior support rates remain stable, and significant injuries saw a slight increase. ICFMR facilities report the highest percentage of MUIs in relation to their population served. Independent private contractors report the fewest incidents; most independent providers provide less than 24 hour or limited services, and may only serve one individual. BUSINESS OPERATIONS—Business Operations encompasses Fiscal Operations, Human Resources, Administrative Quality and Compliance, Information Technology, Risk Management and Safety, Facilities Management, and Transportation Management. Fiscal Operations: Primary goals focused on addressing financial constraints due to reductions in funding, coupled with increasing need for services. Priorities included maintaining current revenue, finding new sources of revenue, and reducing costs. We researched improvements in technology including phone systems and web-based training. In 2010, we will further research “Green Technology” to reduce costs. The Business Operations Director provided Clermont DD a monthly budget to actual statement. These statements provided the Board reliable and timely info to assist in maintaining financial stability. Budget to actual statements were also given to Directors on a monthly basis to monitor Dept. budgets. All depts. were within budget in 2009. The economic downturn was a challenge. The Board received an increase in Federal Financial Participation Rate for Medicaid services. This helped offset some losses the Board received. Stimulus funds are temporary; the Board will absorb these losses. Information Technology: In 2009, we wanted to implement a new communication system and began investigating a phone system to replace the existing one. This was tabled until the end of 2009. Another accomplishment was using electronic documents instead of hard documents. The first electronic documents are Board member packets which is now emailed to members and projected on a screen at the meeting. Human Resources: The HR Dept. that responds quickly to regular needs and unanticipated requests from employees, past and present. HR serves as the central point for some required training and tracking, but much is handled by each department according to its needs. Bloodborne Pathogens training was updated to include PowerPoint training with a post-test, freeing up time needed to get staff their annually-required training in BBP.
The latter part of the year was spent reviewing the web-based performance evaluation system. Late in 2009, a long-awaited update to our payroll system was made available by the vendor. Based on the experience of those having problems during the initial update, we decided to wait to implement in 2010. We spent time immersed in planning for contract negotiations with the Association. We generated a number of reports and researched neighboring County Boards to compare duties, salaries, and work hours for similar positions; we made recommendations to the negotiating team prior to the start of negotiations. Employee turnover for the agency in 2009 was lower for permanent positions than in 2008. There were 17 people who ended permanent employment with Clermont DD, 8% of the staff employed for the year. Administrative Quality and Compliance: We monitored operations throughout the agency to ensure compliance with all accrediting bodies/rules/regulations. Each Board policy was reviewed on an annual basis; changes, updates, and additions to policies were made as needed. Facilities Management—A major project completed in 2009 involved a modification to the DAC work floor. A second quiet area was built, the work floor was divided into areas with walls, and a walking track was painted onto the floor. AS also utilized maintenance staff to assist opening the greenhouse they leased for the summer. The school year unfortunately began without the availability of the pool, due to a change in legislation requiring a different type of drain cover. We addressed the importance of improving interior and exterior signage throughout the Wildey Center building and grounds. We made a plan to create additional interior signage which is deferred until 2010. We continued to work with FEMA on the paperwork required to report on the damage from the 2008 hurricane/windstorm, and in mid-2009 we received a reimbursement of approximately $5400. We measured the results of our Facilities inspections, with a goal of 95% compliance to initial inspection results. We were 100% compliant on all building inspections. Our food service operations at the Wildey Cafeteria and Clerco Café achieved 93% compliance upon initial inspection, and were corrected to 100% upon re-inspection. Transportation Management—2009 began with a new contract in place with First Transit. We reduced the amount of time it takes for AS consumers to be loaded/unloaded from buses by working closely with the AS Director and First Transit management to address routes; by years’ end, they were able to reduce the afternoon departure time. There were no changes to the Transportation Rules in 2009. The state’s DD Transportation Directors plan to make recommendations in early 2010 for minor changes to the Rule that will bring the language up to date with current needs. II. ACCOUNTABILITY AND COMPLIANCE EARLY INTERVENTION—Enrollment in the EI Program decreased slightly, due to new eligibility for the Part C program. A new evaluation tool was put into place and each child’s development was scored on this tool; fewer children were eligible for services. EI evaluated/ screened/provided services to over 450 children. Daily enrollment decreased from 238 in 2008 to 222 in 2009. School Age: All 3rd - 8th grade students are required to take the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) and 10th grade students take the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). Students may participate in Alternate Assessment rather than the traditional test. Their scores are reported to their individual home district and are included in the district’s local report card. 15 students participated in the OAT (grades 3-8). Scores range from Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient and Basic and all grades were assessed in Reading and Math; grades 5th and 8th were also assessed in Social Studies and Science. Reading: 31% Advanced, 69% Accelerated; Math: 75% Advanced, 25% Accelerated; Science: 100% Advanced, S. Studies: 50% Advanced; 50% Accelerated. 5 students participated in the OGT (10th grade). Scores range from Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient and Basic. Reading: 60% Advanced, 20% Accelerated, 20% Proficient; Math: 100% Advanced; Science: 60% Advanced; 40% Accelerated; S. Studies: 80% Advanced, 20% Accelerated. We held 50 annual periodic review IEP meetings; 79% of parents participated in these meetings, 100% of all IEP meetings were in compliance. ODE unveiled significant changes to the IEP and ETR content and format in the spring of 2009. Teachers and therapists spent much of the year training on new forms and procedures required in September, 2009. We use a web-based program to create our IEP’s, through Hamilton Clermont Cooperative Association. INVESTIGATIONS—The Clermont DD Investigative Agent conducts a quarterly review of MUIs to identify and address individual and systematic issues within the County Board Programs. The Agent additionally conducts an annual self review of completed files, County Board policies/ procedures/practices to monitor compliance with ODODD standards. The ODODD MUI Unit conducts a regular on-site review of the same. Major Unusual Incident Statistics for 2009: Total MUIs filed in 2005: 129; Total MUIs filed in 2006: 125; Total MUIs filed in 2007: 88; Total MUIs filed in 2008: 90; Total MUIs filed in 2009: 104; Total individual MUI’s filed: 103; Total group MUI’s filed: 1; Total number of individuals as subject of MUI report: 90; Number of individuals with 2 MUI reports: 10; Number of individuals with 3 or more MUI reports: 4 Incident Category Breakdown: Unanticipated Hospitalizations: 29 total admissions (28% of total MUIs); 25 medical admissions (86% of hospital admissions); 4 psychiatric admissions (14% of hospital admissions); Unanticipated hospital admissions accounted for 25.5% in 2008; 18% in 2007; 23% in 2006; 31% in 2005. Significant Injuries: 20 total injuries (19% of total MUIs); 16 injuries of known origin (80% of all injuries); 4 injuries of unknown origin (20% of all injuries); Significant injuries accounted for 13% of all MUIs in 2008; 11% in 2007; 26% in 2006; 20% in 2005. Unauthorized Behavior Support: 15 total reports (14% of all MUIs); 8 incidents occurring in a non-County Board operated program (53% of all unauthorized behavior support); 7 incidents occurring in a County Board operated program (47% of all unauthorized behavior support); incidents related to 1 individual. Unauthorized behavior support accounted for 17% of all MUIs in 2008; 9% in 2007; 14% in 2006; 13% in 2005. Medical Emergency: 9 total reports (9% of total MUIs); Medical emergency accounted for 10% of all MUIs in 2008; 18% in 2007; 6% in 2006; 8% in 2005. Involvement with Law Enforcement: 2 total reports (2% of total MUIs); Charges were dismissed in both cases in lieu of alternative supports for both individuals; Law enforcement reports accounted for 2% of all MUIs in 2008; 4.5% in 2007; 4% in 2006; 7% in 2005. Death: 6 natural deaths (6% of all MUIs); Causes included respiratory failure and complications from pneumonia, cancer, and renal failure; Death reports accounted for 2% of all MUIs in 2008; 4.5% in 2007; 10% in 2006; 5% in 2005; 14% in 2004. Attempted Suicide: 1 total attempts (<1% of all MUIs); Suicide attempts accounted of 2% of all MUIs in 2008; 0% in 2007; <1% in 2006; <1% in 2005; <1% in 2004. Missing Person: 0 total report (0% of all MUIs); Missing persons accounted for 1% of all MUIs in 2008; 4.5% in 2007; <1% in 2006; 3% in 2005; 1% in 2004. Failure to report: 0 total report (0% of all MUIs); Failure to report accounted for 1% of all MUIs in 2008; 0% in 2007. Exploitation: 0 total reports (0% of all MUIs); Exploitation accounted for 3% of all MUIs in 2008; 0% in 2007. Abuse: 9 total reports (9% of all MUIs); 2 physical (22% of all abuse, compare to 86% in 2008); 2 verbal (22% of all abuse, compare to 14% in 2008); 5 sexual (56% of all abuse, compare to 0% in 2008); 7 incidents involved local law enforcement, 1 resulted in charges; Perpetrators include: 1 family member (unsubstantiated physical abuse); 3 direct care staff (1unsubstantiated sexual abuse, 1 unsubstantiated verbal abuse, 1 substantiated verbal abuse); 1 transportation staff (1 unsubstantiated sexual abuse); 4 unrelated perpetrators (1 substantiated sexual abuse, 1 substantiated physical abuse, 2 unsubstantiated sexual abuse) Abuse accounted for 7% of all MUIs in 2008; 12.5% in 2007; 12% in 2006; 11% in 2005. Neglect: 6 total reports (6% of all MUIs); 4 allegations against direct service staff (57% of all neglect allegations); 1 allegations against family caregiver (17% of all neglect allegations); 1 allegation against a management staff (17% of all neglect allegations; 4 incidents alleged lack of supervision (2 substantiated, 2 unsubstantiated); 1 incident alleged lack of care (unsubstantiated by Children’s Protective Services) ; 1 incident alleged failure to provide for care or services (unsubstantiated); 2 failure to follow treatment plan, 1 substantiated, 1 unsubstantiated ; Neglect accounted for 6%of all MUIs in 2008; 3.5% in 2007; <1% in 2006; 4% in 2005. Peer to Peer Acts: 6 total incidents (6% of total MUIs); 4 allegations of physical abuse (67% of all peer to peer acts); 2 allegations of sexual abuse (33% of all peer to peer acts); 2 incidents involved law enforcement, no charges; 1 sexual abuse, 1physical abuse substantiated, 4 incidents unsubstantiated; Peer to peer acts accounted for 9% of all MUIs in 2008; 10% in 2007. Misappropriation: 1 incident (<1% of total MUIs); Theft of medication, investigated by law enforcement--Charges brought, perpetrator convicted; Misappropriation accounted for 1% of all MUIs in 2008; 3% in 2007; 4% in 2006; 5% in 2005. III. PARTNERSHIPS, STAKEHOLDERS, AND COMMUNITY INTEGRATION SCHOOL AGE—Undergraduate students from Xavier and UC visited Wildey to complete observations for special education classes. One student completed her doctoral Physical Therapy Internship and one completed her Special Education internship. Nurses from the UC completed their clinicals as well. Wildey students participated in many Special Olympic events. Students had opportunities to participate in activities with typical students-- St. Louis School students volunteered in classrooms one day a week, students from West Clermont High School, Batavia High School, Grant Vocational School, and Miami Valley Christian Academy entertained/interacted/engaged students in a variety of ways. Our students visited Glen Este High School for a program with the WECIPA students. They enjoyed community activities as well. Transition classrooms spent one day a week in the community working and shopping to develop transitional skills. Students enjoyed field trips to the Circus, Newport Aquarium, Brown County Fair and Suburban Bowl. ADULT SERVICES—This dept. rented a greenhouse in the community to see if it could be successful in the long term. Individuals planted flowers/plants, tended them and sold them to the public. Clermont DD was unable to fiscally sustain this type of business long-term; but we learned the individuals enjoyed the project so much that 2 greenhouses will be built at DAC and Wildey in 2010. Small groups from the Wildey Center went on outings into the community; individuals enjoyed nice days at parks, museums, libraries, and sporting events. Community Employment maintained good relationships with local business partners; the division’s reported satisfaction rating was 100%. They continue to be an active leader of the Clermont County Business Advisory Council, recognizing Employers of the Year during National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the October Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon. Community Relations: Several groups volunteered their time and took tours of our facilities/ programs. 100 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints volunteered in maintenance/custodial jobs and spent time interacting with the Wildey adults. Additional groups included Grant Career Center’s Allied Health Class and Live Oaks Nursing Students. Over 200 people participated in tours in 2009. We began working with St. Veronica Church, who hosted monthly Bingo for over 40 people, January-May. Over 250 people volunteered at Clermont DD in 2009. We attended several exhibits/fairs that included: the Park 50 Health Fair, Clermont Chamber Business Expo, Mental Health Day on Fountain Square the West Clermont Transition Fair, and the Senior Services Health Fair. We hosted three booths at the Clermont County Fair, distributed 1,800 cookbooks, sold food at the Clerco Café booth, and made announcements at the Paging Booth. We went to three back-to-school functions in Felicity, Bethel, and New Richmond. Awareness Month Activities in March included the Summer Adventures for All Kids Expo, the Ohio Public Images Awards in Columbus, Annual Leadership Breakfast at Wildey, a photo contest and exhibition, and the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office basketball game. In addition, we created awareness month posters for all churches, village councils and township halls to announce Awareness Month in each community; the Clermont County Commissioners signed a proclamation in honor of the month. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce and Cincinnati USA Chamber hosted a Morning Mixer at the Wildey Center in September with over 75 people in attendance. Clermont DD held a free Breast Cancer Awareness Month Walk in October. 37 vendors attended the Annual Vendor Fair in November, during the All Staff Inservice. COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES/FSS—Our Respite Coordinator attended regional work groups and chaired the Cooperative Respite Committee. She will collaborate with other community members/organizations.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS—The first annual Hoxworth Blood Drive was held in May. We participated in the County-wide food drive with barrels placed at all buildings. The Business Operations Dept. employees also participated in fundraising events: Motorcycle Ride and Reds Games, and adopted a needy family at the holidays. IV. RISK MANAGEMENT, SAFETY, AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS The Business Operations Dept. developed/implemented a risk management plan in 2007 and expanded the plan in 2008 to address areas of risk including risk to employees, consumers, and reputation. In 2009, we implemented more security at our buildings by keeping all entrances/ doors locked throughout the day. At Wildey, main entrances were equipped with closedcircuit cameras so visitors could be easily seen and permitted entry, while maintaining a safe, secure environment. Cameras will be at Grissom and DAC in 2010. Maintaining safety for consumers who are flight risks became a high priority at the DAC. Numerous consultations with the Fire Marshall and alarm company were held to evaluate preventing consumers from leaving the building who are at risk of running into traffic, while maintaining quick emergency evacuation ability. Throughout 2009, the Emergency Preparedness Committee met monthly to maintain important information on being prepared for a disaster. In April, this committee and Community Relations organized “Get Ready,” a Preparedness Fair at DAC and the Wildey Center. This fair helped people learn how to safely exit a burning building and gave them valuable information from the Clermont County Public Safety Services Department and General Health District. Several visitors from the community attended the Fair as well as students, consumers, and staff. A grant from Duke Energy helped pay for the One Call emergency calling system to be used for calamity days, changes in programs, delays, etc. V. EXPANSION OF SERVICES SCHOOL AGE—The Wildey School received $50,000 in IDEA funding from the American Recovery Reinvestment Act; 60% of this money completed Phase 1 of our adaptive playground, 10% of the stimulus money was budgeted for Professional Development and the remaining money was used for assistive technology and classroom learning materials. We received a total of $12,000 in grants from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and two $1,000 Learning Links mini grants for Music Therapy and a Wii Fit. The Wildey PTO was awarded $10,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation - Pfau Family Foundation to build Phase 2 of the adapted playground. An additional $5,000 was raised thru the efforts of high school students, as part of their “Lacrosse For Autism” benefit. This will be added to the $5,000 in donations and fundraising efforts by the Wildey PTO to complete the playground in 2010. Teaching students with Autism and intensive needs continues to be the focus of our programming. Staff participated in countless hours of intensive training in the area of Autism and evidence-based practices. ADULT SERVICES—A document destruction area was designated at DAC to offer individuals the chance to work on this job. A goal is to expand these services to the community in 2010. Mums and ornamental grasses were sold at the greenhouse, making over $2,800. The greenhouse also received publicity from the Clermont Sun, local Government TV (cable access) and Channel 19 evening news. 3 new activity areas were created at Grissom (as stated above). COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES/FSS—Through efforts of the CSS Division, 27 additional persons with disabilities were enrolled on Medicaid waivers in 2009; 5 individuals on waivers transferred to our county. CSS worked with the Respite Coordinator to assist in the development of the respite program. The Respite Cooperative Committee met monthly in 2009; 13 individuals participated in the first 3 respite events at our Wildey Center—10 families were offered respite weekends at Camp Allyn as part of the cooperative. A Respite Mixer was held on July 17 for the purpose of reintroducing interested families to the cooperative model. Monthly respite opportunities have been provided since September 2009; 12-15 participants are in attendance at respite days at Wildey, 50+% increase from earlier numbers. COMMUNITY RELATIONS—The annual Respite gala was changed from a weekend dinner to a weeknight wine tasting event at the Cincinnati Nature Center. The event raised $4,000 for the Gift of Time Respite Cooperative. Regular levy fundraisers included Quaker Steak and Lube Bike Nights in Colerain and Milford (raising $1,900), 3rd Annual Motorcycle Ride (raising $1,700), and the 5K Run (raising $1,200). We also worked 11 Reds Games to raise almost $5,000 and sold coupon books, raising $2,000. It was a successful year for fundraisers, despite the economic downturn. VI. INPUT FROM FAMILIES, CONSUMERS, STAKEHOLDERS, & COMMUNITY EARLY INTERVENTION—Parent satisfaction with services was a goal for 2009. Various surveys reflect an overall satisfaction of above 90%. School Age: 31.9% of student families returned their surveys and reported excellent comments/ratings from 100% who replied. Adult Services: Feedback was obtained in various ways, from individuals, families, guardians, providers, and stakeholders. Common themes indicated in surveys are: having work and a variety of work for individuals; reliable transportation; maintaining the senior program; caring staff and a caring atmosphere; and having programs that promote socialization. Surveys indicated a high degree of satisfaction with programs offered and staff. Satisfaction was high in promptness in returning calls, assistance/explanation of plans and goals, programs that meet the needs of the individuals, and collaboration between team members. Other comments include noticeable improvement in the area of behavior support. An identified weakness was the small rate of return of surveys (12% return rate). In 2010, the dept. will be working on improving the return rate of surveys to get more valid and reliable data. Community Support Services/FSS: PIA members assisted the CSS Department staff in conducting random satisfaction surveys. Phone calls resulted in a response of 43% of the sample group; this group will be expanded in 2010. Investigations: Clermont DD’s Stakeholder Committee meets twice a year to review data, identify trends and patterns, and make recommendations to address the identified health and safety needs of the entire Clermont service community. The MUI process invites participants to give feedback at the conclusion of each incident review or investigation. Community Relations: This dept. surveys community stakeholders about the basic understanding of the Clermont DD program and other communication-related items. 85 surveys were sent to random community leaders; 27% were returned. 15 of the surveys unanimously agreed to statements concerning Clermont DD’s collaboration with other community organizations, whether DD tax dollars are being spent wisely, and other questions. Their comments were extremely positive as well. 9 surveys answered “Undecided or N/A” and 2 surveys indicated disagreements with collaboration, communication, and meeting the needs of those served; comments sections indicated funding restraints for placement options. Other comments: training programs assist individuals to meet life skill requirements; excellent services in school age, adult services, and community employment; elements of friendly, caring service while maintaining an orderly and safe environment within facilities. OUTCOMES MANAGEMENT SUMMARY The following includes goals and outcomes for all Clermont County DD Depts. ADULT SERVICES—Adult Services will fund a greenhouse in the community. to offer individuals a horticulture program and retail business. Not achieved. Individuals were satisfied with working greenhouse, but venture did not prove fiscal sustainability. Expand curriculum and create computer folders so all staff have access to it. Achieved. Curriculum folder created in the agency computer shared drive for everyone to add lesson plans as developed. To serve as many individuals as possible without a waiting list. Community Employment Dept. served 112 individuals through providing job development, job coaching, or assessment services. The dept. achieved this outcome with no waiting list. Fill vacancies efficiently when they become available. Dept. served 41 individuals from waiting list. Opened up 30 additional Adult Services slots. Dept still operates with a waiting list. Find at least one volunteer opportunity for each program. Explored/expanded on community volunteer opportunities for individuals. Find training sessions that promote positive intervention culture. Achieved. All Staff Inservice special presentation made on positive culture initiative. Dept. adopted Mandt system at end of 2009. Individuals receiving community employment services will be surveyed to measure overall satisfaction. 100% overall satisfaction with Community Employment services based on results of the surveys. Individuals receiving Adult Services will be surveyed to measure overall satisfaction. 100% satisfaction rate with services on surveys received; response rate was only 12%. BUSINESS OPERATIONS—Maintain CCDD financial stability. 100% Depts. operate within budget. 100% Analyze current communication system for efficiency and make recommendations for improvement. 100% renegotiated existing contracts for dial tone and T1 lines. Saved approximately $60,000 annually. Remain in compliance with all Facilities Dept. regulations and standards. Building Inspections - 100% compliance. Food Service Inspections by Health Dept. 93% compliance upon initial inspections and 100% compliance upon corrections. Community RELATIONS—To raise at least $50,000 for the MRDD program. 8% achieved. Sponsorships were down, fundraiser changed to a wine tasting and had 50% less attendees due to weather. Create at least 2 new activities in 2009. 100% achieved. Build awareness in Clermont County about the MRDD program and those who receive services. 90% achieved. Survey to determine satisfaction within general public. 27% of surveys were returned. Community Support Services/FSS: Enroll 7 remaining approved Martin Waivers and up to 18 Level One Waivers. Outcomes achieved. Reduce Incidents of targeted aversive interventions by 20%. Not achieved. Stationary in 2009 (as opposed to 50% reduction in 2008). Change survey method to phone survey completed by advocacy group. 15 of 35 participated in the survey; not a sufficient sample to measure satisfaction. Gather information that needs to be available on web site and identify format. Achieved. Early Intervention: Average daily enrollment will be 199. Daily enrollment for 2009 was 222. IFSP outcomes achieved at a minimum rate of 90%. Sample of 75 IFSPs reviewed. Achievement rate was 95%. Of total number of parent/caregiver surveys returned from families enrolled in EI program, 90% or more will mark the question “Are you happy with the services that MRDD provides?” as “yes” 222 surveys sent in September; 25 returned. 23 answered “yes.” 85% of services will be provided in natural environment defined in federal law. 90%+ services were provided in natural environment. Investigations: Demonstrate provider compliance in same- day notification of incident occurrence. to SSA, guardian or consumer 90% guardian notification by provider , 57% SSA notification by provider. MRDD shall achieve or maintain 95% compliance in the following areas: Distribution of incident summary within 5 days of recommended closure 83% provider timely report submission. Demonstrate provider compliance of 90% written report submission 3pm the next business day 67% targeted incident 4 hour reporting. Achieve or maintain conformance rating of 90% submission of final reports in established time frame 83% ITS final report submission compliance rate. MRDD shall achieve or maintain a conformance rating of 95% in timely submission of initial reports on ITS. 91% initial report submission compliance rate. Assess trends and patterns of incident reports and health and safety issues 100%. Achieve or maintain 95% conformance in area of incident summary, closure, and comment notices 90% of summaries distributed within time frames. Participate in consumer council meetings, provider consumer meetings to introduce IA and explain function Not completed. School Age: 80% of classroom instructors will have computers connected to the internet in their classrooms. 100% of classroom instructors have computers w/internet access so they can complete IEP’s and progress monitoring. 100% of Instructor Assistants will be highly qualified by ODE standards. 82% (9 out of 11 Instructor Assistants) have met status. 90% of families will be satisfied with services received. 100% of families satisfied--Only 31% of families responded to the survey. 100% of students will have a transition plan with Adult Services. 100% of graduating students had a plan in place by June 2009. REVENUE & EXPENSES Revenue Local Federal State Other
7,328,049 1,275,496 2,530,611 4,898,679
Expenses Adult Transportation Service & Support Community Svs. Early Intervention School Age
6,514,466 1,373,778 1,822,860 1,181,611 2,754,344 2,070,909
Adult: Adult Services, Employment Services, Enclaves, Individual Budget, and Self Determination. Transportation: Adult Transportation Service & Support: Case Management, Service & Support, Staff involved in Community Services, and Investigations Community Services: Supported Living, Family Resources Services, I/O, Level One, Room & Board, % Non Waiver Community Service Early Intervention: Early Intervention, Regional Infant Hearing, and Help Me Grow School Age: School Age Services **An expanded version of this report can be found at www.clermontdd.org. CE-0000425663
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Milford resident Barbara Burke volunteers with the Assistance League to help Tristate women and children in need. While volunteering Friday, Sept. 24, Burke makes sure each child served has a certain number of pants, shirts, underwear, socks and shoes.
Amelia Flea Market owners Phyllis and Tony Iannelli next to some of the vendor areas.
Former plant converted to flea market By John Seney
When Tony Iannelli moved his gutter manufacturing business to a new location in Union Township, he was left with five empty buildings at Ohio Pike and Mt. Holly Road in Batavia Township. He was unable to rent the buildings, so he decided to convert the complex into Amelia Flea Market, which opened for business in July. “It was better than leaving it empty,” Iannelli said. The buildings required a lot of work to convert from a manufacturing plant to a flea market. Areas had to be built for the individual vendors. Of the five buildings, three are occupied by flea market vendors, with two still under construction. Iannelli has about 50 vendors with room for another 40. Most spaces are rented by the month, with some available by the weekend. Vendors include sellers of antiques, hardware, jewelry, fresh produce, bakery items, candy, fragrances, sunglasses and candles. “There are a wide variety of things,” Iannelli said. The flea market is open weekends, with free admission, free parking and live entertainment provided by a keyboard player. Food is available at a concession stand, which Iannelli operates. Business has been good
Business: Amelia Flea Market Address: 2000 Ohio Pike, Batavia Township, corner of Ohio Pike and Mt. Holly Road Telephone: 505-5333 or 797-7500 Web address: www.ameliafleamarket.com Owners: Tony and Phyllis Iannelli Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Parking and admission: Free so far, Iannelli said. The flea market gets about 500 to 1,000 people passing through on a typical weekend day. “It’s a pretty steady stream,” he said. This is Iannelli’s first time in the flea market business. He still owns the gutter business, but has left the day-to-day operation to others, leaving more time to devote to the flea market. Wife and co-owner Phyllis Iannelli helps out a lot. “I work a lot at the concession stand,” she said. The Iannellis, who live in Anderson Township, like to spend winters in Florida so they have hired a husband and wife team, Mike and Margaret Solzsmon, to help manage the flea market and keep it operating throughout the winter. So far, Iannelli likes being in the flea market business. “I meet a lot of new people,” he said.
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Assistance League makes a difference By Kellie Geist email@example.com
When school children need clothes or abused women need help rebuilding their lives, where do they turn? In Greater Cincinnati, many of them turn to the Assistance League – a philanthropic group of volunteers who work to meet critical needs of children and adults by identifying, developing, implementing and funding ongoing community programs. “Assistance League really makes a difference in people’s lives,” said Carolyn Lamping, public relations chair for the organization. “It’s a wonderful organization.” Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati, founded in 1995, has five main programs: New Beginnings – which started in Clermont County – focuses on helping victims of domestic violence by providing them with
Assistance League Fundraiser
The Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati will host a motivational luncheon at noon Friday, Nov. 5, at the Millenium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. The speaker for the luncheon will be business coach and “Aspire: Discovering your Purpose Through the Power of Words” author David Hall. The first Aspire Award will be given to Charlene Ventura, president and CEO of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. Local 12 anchor Cammy Dierking will emcee. Reservations are $75 per person and can be made at www.assistanceleaguecincinnati.org/aspire. essential household items to start a new life; Trauma Care, which helps hospitals and shelters provide clothing and hygiene products to victims of rape and assault; Operation School Bell, which provides clothes to low-income students; and programs giving out college starter kits and college scholarships. In addition to the New Beginnings kits, Assistance League provides trauma kits to Mercy Clermont and college starter kits to UC Clermont and help women and children in Clermont County shelters. The organization
also draws a number of volunteers from Clermont County. Milford resident Barbara Burke started volunteering with Assistance League as a way to spend time with her daughter. But when her daughter left, Burke decided to stay. “I was deeply involved at that point,” she said. “I like the programs and I enjoy the women who volunteer. We have such a variety of people and they are all so committed to what we do.” Burke said she enjoys working with the women and children the organiza-
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tion serves and knowing her efforts make a difference. “We are a well kept secret,” she said. While the Assistance League has an advisory board, all of the work is done by volunteers. The organization is funded half by grants and half by donations and 85 percent of all funds to directly toward the Assistance League’s programs, Lamping said. Another Clermont County volunteer, Cyndie Willson, started with the Assistance League after retiring from the Milford Exempted Village School District. “I didn’t think volunteering would be something I would like, but I really enjoy it. This is a way for me to give back to my community and I think that’s important,” she said. For more information, or to volunteer, call 221-4447, e-mail ALGC@fuse.net or visit www.assistanceleaguecincinnati.org.
Leaders from school districts in Clermont County that received an Excellent or Excellent With Distinction rating on the state report cards were recognized Sept. 8 by the Board of County Commissioners. In front row, from left, are Bethel-Tate Superintendent James Smith, Bethel-Tate Treasurer Amy Wells, Goshen Superintendent Charlene Thomas, Goshen School Board Member Sue Steele and Clermont Northeastern Superintendent Neil Leist. In back row, from left, are Milford Superintendent Robert Farrell, West Clermont Superintendent Gary Brooks, Felicity-Franklin Superintendent Glenn Moore, Commissioner Bob Proud, Goshen Treasurer Todd Shinkle, Commissioner Ed Humphrey, Batavia Superintendent Jill Grubb and New Richmond Superintendent Adam Bird.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 7
Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; zumbasuefitness.wordpress.com. Mount Carmel.
Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.
HOME & GARDEN
Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Cruisin’ the Parkway, 5 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Car show with door prizes, music and charity split-the-pot. Family friendly. Free. 8317550. Milford.
Venetian Glass Bead Trunk Show, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, Free. 831-8300; www.allybeads.com. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 9
ART & CRAFT CLASSES
Sew Easy Youth Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., 4-H Hall, Agricultural Service Center. Ages 819 learn to sew and work on sewing techniques. Create two projects. $15, free for parents. Registration required. Presented by Ohio State University Extension Hamilton County. 732-7070; hamilton.osu.edu. Owensville.
Benefit Auction & Spaghetti Dinner, 3 p.m., Afton Wesleyan Church, 2940 Old State Route 32, Menu items: spaghetti, salad, breadstick and drink. Includes auction. On Aug. 13, Sister Audrey Bender delivered premature stillborn baby, Kaitlyn Grace Bender. Money raised to go toward cost of unexpected hospital expenses. Benefits Pastor James Bender and his family. $4 dinner and donations accepted. 919-2954. Batavia.
Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, games and crafts. Ages 0 to 6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; www.clermont.lib.oh.us. Batavia.
Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.
Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; www.mybethelbaptist.com. Bethel.
Venetian Glass Bead Trunk Show, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, 16 Main St., Nicole Anderson exhibits and sells array of beads created by Italian artisans. Beads, jewelry, ornaments and more. Family friendly. Free. 831-8300; www.allybeads.com. Milford. F R I D A Y, O C T . 8
Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 6-8 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.
HOME & GARDEN
Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.
Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Theme: America’s Pastime Weekend. Cincinnati Red Stockings vs. Norwood Highlanders. First pitch 1:05 p.m. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Gunfights, dancing girls, crafts, music and magicians. Food available. Free parking. Rain or shine. Family friendly. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866-937-8337; www.oldwestfestival.com. Williamsburg.
Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 6835692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
HOME & GARDEN
Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.
Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.
For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com. Awareness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Story, hike, craft and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 5-6. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Discovery, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Introduction, hike and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 7-9. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $81, $54 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Road Rally Fundraiser, 9 a.m., Loveland VFW Post 5749, 227 E. Loveland Ave., Begins at Loveland VFW Post and ends at Nisbet Park. Course includes historical sites and scenic back roads. Post-race party with refreshments. Family friendly. Benefits Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. $125, $100 advance. Presented by Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
Venetian Glass Bead Trunk Show, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, Free. 831-8300; www.allybeads.com. Milford.
The WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) free community dinner takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Milford. No church service is included in the dinner and no reservations are needed. Donations are accepted. For more information, call the church at 831-5500 or visit www.milfordfirstumc.org.a
Harvest Festival Pig Roast, Noon-3 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Pulled pork dinner. Hot dogs available for children. Carry out available. Youth group bake sale. Corn hole, games, hayrides, petting zoo and magician. Games are 25 cents. $25 per family; $10 per person. 231-4301. Anderson Township.
Java Jazz n’ Art, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Art displays juried by regional artists . Awards. Coffee. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 226-8000; www.newrichmond.org. New Richmond. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 0
Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.
Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Theme: America’s Pastime Weekend. Cincinnati Red Stockings vs. The Cincinnati Buckeyes. First pitch 1:05 p.m. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866-937-8337; www.oldwestfestival.com. Williamsburg.
Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
HOME & GARDEN
Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.
Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. 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. Venetian Glass Bead Trunk Show, Noon-4 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, Free. 8318300; www.allybeads.com. Milford. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 1
DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 871-6010. Pierce Township. EXERCISE CLASSES
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township.
Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.
HOME & GARDEN
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
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Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. 688-1009; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Mount Carmel.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Scoliosis Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Spinal and postural evaluation for scoliosis. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate.
FOOD & DRINK
WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
HOME & GARDEN
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; www.paxtonsgrill.com. Loveland.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. 7525580. Amelia.
HOME & GARDEN
Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 1 3
EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township.
Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.
Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.
MUSIC - JAZZ
Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.
“Disney on Ice Presents Princess Classics” skates into U.S. Bank Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Go to the worlds of Disney princesses Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and Snow White. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14-$56. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
After School Leaf Collecting, 3-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring in leaves from home still attached to twigs or, if you’re just getting started, feel free to pick up leaves off the CNC trails (no twigs please) and ask front desk Naturalist for help identifying. Open to all ages. Please note Rowe Visitor Center closes at 5 p.m. daily. CNC Members free, $3 nonmember adult, $1 child. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Presenters include local and national experts and CNC naturalists. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s HallZOOween is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, and Oct. 23-24. Children 12 and under can fill up goodie bags trick-or-treating throughout the zoo and see the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating, “Pumpkin Pandemonium.” Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion show is at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. New this year is “The Wizard of OZ 4-D Experience” playing at the zoo’s Special FX 4-D Theater for an additional charge. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission, which is $14 adults, $9 ages 2-12 and free for children under 2 years old. For information, visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.
October 6, 2010
Courage is doing the good we’re afraid to do ing of courage, we don’t hesitate to attribute it in various bold and subtle ways to women as well. To be courageous involves three general characteristics: (a) a willful and intentionally chosen act despite the presence of fear; (b) it involves substantial danger, difficult, or risk to the person choosing it; (c) it is primarily motivated to bring about a noble good or morally worthy purpose. How many kinds of courage are there? Three types are acknowledged. Physical courage. It is overcoming the fear of physical harm or possible death for the sake of a noble goal such as defense of country or our family, or to save someone from danger or criminal threats. For example, we hear in the news of a man or woman risking their life to pull someone from a burning car.
Courage doesn’t always involve brawn and muscles. It does involve a strength of character and integrity. It causes us to reach for rightness even in the face of fear, disapproval or overwhelming odds. The word courage arose from the Latin word cor, meaning heart. To have courage, “you gotta have heart,” as an old song lyricized. Courage is the virtue crucified in the middle between two thieves – cowardice and rashness. Cowardice is running away from all dangers and hard times; rashness is facing danger in a careless way that masks self-centered motives. In the past, courage was chiefly associated with men. It was seen in the risks they took during battle to defeat an enemy, help a fellow soldier, or defend innocent people. Now, with a better understand-
Recently a captain posthumously received the Medal of Honor for risking his life while placing his wounded men in a helicopter. Moral courage. This is overcoming the fear of social ostracism or rejection in order to maintain ethical integrity. For example, the history of civil rights recalls the day Rosa Parks, a southern black woman, took a seat in the front of a bus when a prejudiced society said “her place” was in the back. This type of moral courage can occur in many different situations. It happens whenever an individual stands up to someone with power over him or her, and does so for the greater good. The result is the risk of social disapproval from others. Psychological, or vital, courage. Within the past 150 years a third kind of courage has
been recognized by psychologists. It means overcoming the fear of losing one’s psyche (the feeling that one is disintegrating within – colloquially, losing it.) It can occur as we struggle against the fear of disintegration or death while trying to achieve greater wholeness and mental health. It is the kind of courage demonstrated by an addict overcoming his or her addiction; or a person abused as a child working to overcome deep psychological fears to become a loving and productive adult. Why focus on courage today? In “The Psychology of Courage,” edited by Pury & Lopez, it’s stated: “It is increasingly difficult to face an unpredictable future without being able to call on courage if needed.” Over the years I have been honored to meet many people of
courage. They weren’t publicly known Father Lou because for us ordinary people Guntzelman our most notePerspectives worthy victories occur within, out of view of camera, newsprint and applause. At times we may be the only one who knows that they exist. To all these wonderful and victorious people I apply the following anonymous quotation: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Clermont’s Capelle named to Top 40 Under 40 List “Mass Transit” magazine has named Clermont Transportation Connection Director Ben Capelle to the annual Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring young professionals who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. The honorees were nominated by their peers and
judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement, achievement and innovation. “I am honored to receive this designation,” said the 28-year-old Capelle, a graduate of the Ohio State University. “I greatly appreciate the support I have received
at CTC from the Board of Clermont County Commissioners and the staff at CTC.” Capelle and the other professionals named to the Top 40 list are showcased in the September/October edition of “Mass Transit” magazine. The magazine serves more than 20,000 readers
associated with the public transportation industry. Since arriving at CTC four years ago, Capelle has helped grow the bus system from 15 to 32 employees,
while ridership has gone from 35,000 trips to 95,000 trips. CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont Coun-
To schedule a ride, call 732-7433 or visit ctc.clermontcountyohio.gov.
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There’s a chicken in every pot pie recipe
I know whenever a request comes in for anything about Shillito’s recipes served in their former restaurants, it spawns a huge flood of “can you find this recipe, or that?” So I wasn’t surprised when Irene Johnson’s original request for Shilllito’s chicken pot pie opened the floodgates.
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I was so happy to get this recipe from Amelia reader Mary Frank. “I’m glad I could help,” she said. Me, too! This recipe comes from one printed in the Enquirer a while back by Jeff Pipes, former Lazarus Interior Design Studio manager. 1
⁄8 cup frozen peas ⁄4 cup frozen sliced carrots 6 cooked pearl onions 1 ⁄2 cup (3 oz.) diced cooked chicken – 1⁄2-inch to 3 ⁄4-inch chunks 3 ⁄4 cup sauce 1 to 2 oz. pastry, to cover 3
C o o k frozen peas and carrots and drain. Put chicken into Rita s m a l l Heikenfeld casserole add Rita’s kitchen and veggies. Pour sauce over and bake at 350 degrees until bubbly. Serve with pastry top over casserole dish. (I’m assuming you bake the pastry separate). Makes one pie.
Pot pie sauce:
3 tablespoons margarine 11⁄2 tablespoons flour 1 cup chicken stock/broth Dash pepper Melt margarine, add flour and mix well. Add stock, cook and stir until creamy. Add pepper.
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I have researched this recipe for years and found that the original spice mixture used in the sandwich was a commercial one and, alas, can’t be found anymore. If you remember the sandwich as being a bit spicy, go ahead and add some chili powder. 21⁄2 pounds ground beef 1 ⁄2 cup chopped onion 1 ⁄4 cup chopped bell pepper Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or more to taste 13⁄4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons sugar or more to taste Brown meat and add everything else. Simmer about 30 minutes or more. Serve with a dollop of Cheese Whiz on top.
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who wanted a peanut butter fudge “without marshmallow cream.” She told me her mom had a recipe for just such a fudge, but she can’t find it. This is from “Cook’s Illustrated,” my food “bible.” Now, my own recipe like this is almost identical, except it doesn’t have baking soda and I just melt everything in a pan and pour it into a sprayed 8-by8 square pan. (It’s an easy and good one – my grandson, Will, made the chocolate version of the fudge and won a blue ribbon at the fair). I’m thinking, though, that the baking soda is smart addition, as that is what probably makes the texture of this fudge so good. Makes about 21⁄2 pounds. This fudge will change texture and become drier the longer it is stored. Store the fudge, tightly wrapped in plastic, in a cool place for up to two weeks or in the freezer for three months. If frozen, allow ample time to let it reach
room temperature before cutting.
18 oz. peanut butter chips 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Cut 12-inch length extrawide heavy-duty aluminum foil; fold edges back to form 71⁄2-inch width. With folded sides facing down, fit foil securely into bottom and up sides of 8inch-square baking pan, allowing excess to overhang pan sides. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Toss peanut butter chips, baking soda, and salt in medium heatproof bowl until baking soda is evenly distributed. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Set bowl over 4-quart saucepan containing 2 cups simmering water. Stir with rubber spatula until chips are almost fully melted and
few small pieces remain, two to four minutes. Remove bowl from heat and continue to stir until chips are fully melted and mixture is smooth, about two minutes. Transfer fudge to prepared pan and spread in even layer with spatula. Refrigerate until set, about two hours. Remove fudge from pan using foil and cut into squares. Double batch: Line 13 by 9-inch pan with two sheets of foil placed perpendicular to each other and double amounts of all ingredients. In Step 2, use large heatproof bowl and Dutch oven containing 4 cups simmering water.
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OVRDC dinner held in Clermont County Those attending the annual Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC) awards dinner and banquet at the Grant Career Center in Bethel Thursday, Sept. 23, received a wonderful welcome from Clermont County. Students in the culinary arts program at Grant prepared and served dinner, Grant horticulture students prepared flower displays, and the New Richmond High School Troubadours performed several musical selections. The program was organized by Clermont
County Commissioner and OVRDC Chair Bob Proud. Retired Marines from Clermont County presented the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by area residents, Pearl Harbor survivor Joe Whitt (U.S. Navy) and Specialist Donnie Lawrence (Army National Guard.) U.S. Senator George Voinovich received the OVRDC Leadership Award in recognition of his support for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and local development districts in Ohio. “The ARC has had a dra-
matic impact on improving the lives of 23 million Appalachian citizens,” said Voinovich in a letter read to the group. The letter praised the OVRDC for wide-ranging efforts to improve the lives of citizens living in the counties represented by the regional planning and development agency, coordinating federal, state and local resources to encourage development in 12 southern Ohio counties, including Clermont, Adams, Brown, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.
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ed a presentation about the Appalachian broadband project. Tom Reid with the Reid Consulting Group said that around $130 million in stimulus, FCC and other funds will bring and expand broadband Internet service to 34 Ohio counties in the southeastern part of the state. Under the plan, Horizon
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Community Howdy folks, I was talking to a young lady who will cut an orange in half and use a nail to slide the half orange on and then watch the birds clean it out. Last week the Senior Services dedicated their new kitchen to prepare meals to be delivered to the shut-ins. Boy what a kitchen. The center does a super job of getting the prepared meals for the folks. They deliver them to the shut-ins. These folks deserve a real pat on the back. Ruth Ann and I delivered the meals for six years. Some of these folks only saw the person who delivered the meal each day and were so glad to have someone to talk to. Last week while I was mulching leaves, Ruth Ann was making juice that is like V8. After dinner we went shopping for a lady here in Bethel. What a sweet lady she is. It is so great to be able to do this for someone. The Good Lord said we are to help our neighbors and some time we may need help. Last Thursday for the noon meal we had tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, green beans and green onions. All of these were out of our garden. It is so special to be able to get this fresh out of the hard work we do. Last week we had a couple from Adams County here so the lady could finish one of her items for the Grange contest in October. They shared a meal with us. The menu was fresh fish
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(crappie), corn, potatoes, radishes, sliced tomatoes and for desert apple bars along with fresh coffee and iced tea. This Tuesday at the Gauche Park at Owensville there was a picnic for the senior citizens of the area. The Northeastern Lions manned the grill for hot dogs and had hot cof-
fee. The log cabin was open along with the museum. The police department was involved with donations from the local business. National Bank and Trust of Owensville donated chips. The hot dogs and buns were donated by Brownies IGA. The soft drinks were donated by the Coca Cola Co. and the cookies by the Owensville Historical Society. The Owensville Police Department furnished extra tables and chairs and set it up. They were there to help anyone who needed help. This was a cool event (weatherwise) and Sharon Brumagem from Clermont Senior Services did a super job setting this event up. There were several seniors there who played the bells and did a super job. Their leader is to be thanked for a wonderful job of direction. Everyone enjoyed these wonderful folks. The
Good Lord is to be praised for you folks. The flower garden the Varick gals put in by the log cabin is sure beautiful and they do a super job. The Varick family are so dedicated to the Owensville Historical Society. We need more folks like them. The deer season started last Saturday and it seems to have started off with a good harvest. The deer herd needs to be thinned out. Each morning we have wild turkey in the back of our place. The humming birds are still here. I wonder for how much longer. These are a very special bird to me. How they can get their bill in the feeder holes every time and not hit the sides. We need to start keeping the feeders and suet blocks filled for the birds. I realize there is plenty of weed seeds for the birds, but a change of diet is always good. The honey bees are sure busy bringing pollen into the hive so there should be plenty of honey for them to survive this winter. I hope to take some off in a couple of weeks. But I will make sure they have plenty for the winter. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.
PugFair returns to Stonelick State Park Pug owners and their pets are invited to the fourth annual PugFair, presented by the Cincinnati Pug Meetup Group, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Stonelick State Park. Proceeds will benefit the Ohio Pug Rescue. Food will be served all day. Vendors will be open all day with items for your dogs and you, however, most vendors will not accept credit cards. Music will be provided by Stan Hertzman of â€œBig Fishâ€? and Nancy Egan of Silk nâ€™ Suede. Good Vibrations DJ will be spinning tunes the rest of the day. Donetta Zimmerman will do animal communication psychic readings. Katie from Liberty Veteri-
our internal customers everyone we see or talk to in a dayâ€™s time. So how do we know Linda if weâ€™re Eppler doing a good Community job? Simple. ask, and Press We ask, and Guest ask. Columnist E v e r y year we perform satisfaction surveys for every service. Plus, we survey our volunteers. Plus, we host focus groups. Surveys are turned in anonymously, so people are free to write what they think. Sometimes people make suggestions, or they may not like a particular food on the meals-onwheels menu. But in addition to the survey, they often write comments about how much they appreciate the help. Some of them are very touching. One lady said that
attending the senior center after her husband died saved her life. She was so depressed and lonely, but finding new friends helped her move on. Another person said the help she receives makes her heart smile. Customers love their drivers, their aides, case managers and activity leaders. Itâ€™s personal one-onone care that makes the difference. Our staff agrees that we will do everything we can to exceed the needs or expectations of everyone with care and respect. So who is everyone? Itâ€™s not just the person receiving a meal or transportation or home care. That includes the person I sit next to at work, the person I see in the hall, the vendor who calls on the phone, the unhappy customer, the frustrated employee, the wrong number who reached me by mistake. Anyone and everyone I come in contact with during the day - thatâ€™s who my customer is. I alone am
responsible and accountable for serving them - with care and respect. And here is the reason for it: By improving the quality of their lives, I improve the quality of my own. Do I hear an â€œAmen!â€? Linda Eppler is Director of Communications and Lifelong Learning for Clermont Senior Services.
nary Hospital will do nail clipping and ear cleaning. Childrenâ€™s games include prizes. A Pug Kissing Booth costs $1 per smooch. The Pug Olympics events are 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $2. Registration for Pug Costume Contest noon to 1:30 p.m. The fee is $5 and prizes will be awarded for: Best Theme Dressed Pug-Olymics, Most Original Dress, Funniest Costume, Best Home Made, Judgeâ€™s Favorite, Oldest Pug, Curliest Tail and Came the Farthest. The parade of costumed pugs begins at 2:30 p.m. The costume contest award winners will be announced after the parade.
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Senior services: Service with heart â€œService with heartâ€? is the tagline for Clermont Senior Services. We do a lot of talking about it, and we use the phrase often, but what is it really? It has to do with providing exemplary customer service. One might ask, â€œWhy is Clermont Senior Services obsessed with providing exemplary service when most of their customers donâ€™t have a lot of other options?â€? In many cases, people have no family and we are the only organization that will provide service on a donation basis. So why seek a higher standard? Itâ€™s because we sincerely care about the people we serve. Our mission is to help older adults live as actively and independently as possible. We want to improve their quality of life. We want them to feel valued and respected. But it doesnâ€™t stop there. We stress courtesy and respect for our external and
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John Warner recently earned his private pilot certificate. To obtain his certificate, Warner passed an oral and a flight exam with a Federal Aviation Administration designated flight examiner. Warner, a resident of Milford, completed his flight training at Sportyâ€™s Academy at the Clermont County Airport. With his certificate, Warner is able to carry passengers in favorable weather conditions. Anyone interested in more information about learning to fly may visit www.sportysacademy.com or call Sporty's Academy at 513-735-9500. Warner, left, accepts his certificate from instructor Tim Pence.
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UC Clermont hosts Run/Walk for Scholarships UC Clermont will host its third annual UC Clermont 5K Run/Walk for Scholarships at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at UC East in Batavia. “Last year, the event raised over $12,500 toward scholarships at UC Clermont and this year we’re going to raise even more. Encourage your family, friends
and neighbors to join you in starting a team and entering together,” said Meredith Delaney, director of development at UC Clermont and race organizer. “I can’t think of a better return on investment than providing the gift of education,” said Delaney. “We hope to have another great turnout from our community to
Toomey Natural Foods will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a celebration and sale Saturday, Oct. 16. The celebration will be during regular store hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the shop, 914 Lila Ave. There will be a food and drink sampling (featuring wheat free/gluten free products) and everything in the story will be 20 to 50 percent off. The celebration also will feature free chair massages by Lynn of the Therapeutic Massage Center, makeovers by make-up artist Brooke and hourly drawings to win baskets. There also will be vitamin representatives on-site to answer customer questions.
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Guardian Testing Services, a provider of criminal history background checks, now offers complete fingerprinting services. This is another option for many industries that are required by law to fingerprint applicants as their method of conducting criminal background checks. Price for fingerprinting services ranges from $5 to $65.
Guardian Testing Services offers fingerprinting services at their office in Milford as well as, mobile services. The Milford office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for walk-in and appointments. The office also remains available 24 hours on an appointment basis for customers who cannot make it during normal business hours. For more information, call 965-0161 or visit www.guardiantesting.com.
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White Castle employee Paula Blair will be honored for her 25 years of service with the restaurant chain Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 in Powell, Ohio, near Columbus. During the two-day event, Blair and other White Castle employees will have a luncheon, take a tour of White Castle’s home office and partake in a formal banquet at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club. Blair is the general manager at the White Castle in Milford. Since 1864
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Belfast United Methodist Church is holding its monthly Community Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. This breakfast is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Belfast also will host a Rummage Sale and Bake Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16. The rummage sale include clothes, kitchen items, knickknacks, books and more. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.
Lerado Church of Christ
Church members will host a homecoming celebration for the 111th anniversary of the congregation, 1899-2010. The celebration will be Sunday, Oct. 10. The day will begin with Bible School at 10 a.m.; Worship Service & The Lord's Supper at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Larry Herdman, minister of the Fairview Church of Christ; dinner on the grounds at 12:45 p.m.; special music at 2:15 p.m. Evangelist Rick Breidenbaugh and the Lerado Church of Christ members welcome everyone. The church is at 5852 MarathonEdenton Road in Jackson Township; 683-2741 or 740-703-5140.
Milford First United Methodist Church
The Milford First United Methodist Church is hosting a program called WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) at 6 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 8 through May 18, 2011. This program includes a free meal (donations accepted) and well as fun and fellowship. The church is at 541 Main St. and can be reached at 831-5500. For more information, visit www.milfordfirstumc.org.
River Hills Christian Church
River Hills Christian Church members will host the Crown Financial Money Map Seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at their campus. This seminar is open to the public and focuses on teaching how to get out of debt and continue to live debt free. The Crown Money Map Seminar is a program that has been developed using biblical principles to improve lives by reducing financial stress, improving marriages and drawing people closer to Christ. The cost of the seminar is $30 and includes lunch, served on the River Hills facility. To learn more about the Crown Map seminar, visit http://crown.org. To register for this River Hills’ event, contact the church at 677-7600, ext. 201, or email@example.com. Registration can be completed on the church’s website, www.riverhillscc.com. The church is at 6400 Price Road, Miami Township; 677-7600.
audio/visual equipment throughout and a portico that links extensive parking and sidewalk improvements to a welcome center in the atrium. A new bride's room and
more meeting, classroom and storage space are also available. "Our facilities have been refurbished and expanded to improve our environment for discipleship and attract
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm
Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org
BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE
770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739
Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm
Reaching the Heart of Clermont County
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 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 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm www.lindalebaptist.com
ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
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 www.stpeternewrichmond.org
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770
Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right
844 State Rt. 131
1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.
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CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net
Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h
19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”
Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group
OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.
The majority of Armstrong Chapel members are from Terrace Park, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Madeira, Loveland, Milford, Montgomery and Symmes Township.
MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH
2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org
He noted that the Armstrong campus, with facilities on three corners of the intersection, is used not only by the congregation for worship and activities, but by community groups.
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
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new members," said senior pastor Greg Stover. "It's important to us that we have facilities that help us serve surrounding communities and support our worldwide outreach."
CHURCH OF GOD
Sunday Worship Outdoor Shelter Service 8:30 a.m.
Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.
Indoor Worship Service
GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD
Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org
ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org
Ages 3 through 12
681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333
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Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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
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
638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
Trinity United Methodist
“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services
100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052
www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided
Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care
Sunday Morning 10:00AM
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor
Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies
3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) email@example.com
Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia
Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.
A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service
BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm
GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
After nearly 200 years at the corner of Indian Hill and Drake Roads in Indian Hill, Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church will be entering a new era of service Dec. 12 with the opening of new and renovated space. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with worship, followed at 11:30 with a reception and tours, and an open house from 1-3 p.m. A $6.7 million expansion project is providing 21,000 square feet of new space and 9,500 square feet of renovated space for worship, youth and education centers. Youth now have their own space for meetings, activities and worship and there's a new contemporary worship center with a 280seat theater. Some of the additions include a custom-built organ with 2,800 handvoiced pipes in the refurbished sanctuary and chancel, a playground in a secured courtyard,
Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com
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NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible
FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services
“Room for the Whole Family”
MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12
S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
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PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275
1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org
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
MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
October 6, 2010
Mission trip rewarding for St. Andrew/Seton group A team of young people and adults from St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Milford and Miami Township spent a week of their summer vacation reaching out to people in need in Buffalo, New York. They prepared for their service experience through a variety of educational and fundraising activities at the parish including group meetings, pancake breakfasts and a family bingo. The team participated in a project called Young Neighbors in Action. This
summer, YNIA involved more than 2,400 participants providing service to those in need in 18 cities throughout the United States. There were two other groups, from Massachusetts and Wisconsin, that joined the Milford team in Buffalo. The Milford group was split. The first group was placed at a Habitat for Humanity site. This group learned many skills required to build a house such as using power tools, hanging dry wall and insulation,
A team of young people and adults from St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Milford spent a week of their summer vacation reaching out to people in need in Buffalo, N. Y.
yard work and various other tasks. The other team worked at a St. Vincent de Paul site which consisted of a warehouse, thrift store and dining room. The group cooked and served meals in the dining room, helped with the general upkeep of the store, interacted with guests and staff and sorted donations in the warehouse. Both sites were rewarding,
though exhausting. The team of 20 teens was eager to help those in need and worked hard to make their trip possible. The trip was advertised at a youth group meeting and filled in two days with several people being on a wait list. The YNIA program includes time for recreation and mixing with other par-
ticipants, education sessions geared at helping participants understand why the needs they are responding to exist, and opportunities to learn about local cultural and ethnic groups. The participants from St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishes include Kelly Bachmann, Bryan Bain, Geoff Bain, Alex Breeze, Anna Callahan,
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Two Clermont County businesses were among six firms recognized Sept. 8 for exhibiting a strong commitment to workforce development. TATA Consultancy Services of Miami Township and Eagle Coach Co. of Pierce Township won 2010 Investing In People Awards from the Workforce One
Investment Board of Southwest Ohio. According to Workforce One Investment Board Chair Dan Sack, “We have selected this year’s recipients from our region’s employer community which is quite diverse in size and the products and services that each is known for. What ties them all together is their commitment to being a leader in the field of workforce development in Southwest Ohio. Their efforts serve to strengthen our economy and provide meaningful careers for many of our residents.” The Workforce One workforce development area is a three-county regional partnership between Butler, Clermont and Warren counties which operates public employment and training centers in each county. According to Jeff Weber, executive director of Workforce One, the annual Investing In People Awards event is a chance to showcase the best examples of business commitment to workforce development from large corporations to small locallyowned businesses.
Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, left, presented Eagle Coach with an Investing in People Award. Also shown from left are, Mike Franckhauser and Sherry Banner of Eagle Coach, Jeff Weber of the Workforce One Investment Board, Tony Richmond of Eagle Coach and Dan Sack of the Workforce One Investment Board.
Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, left, presented TATA Consultancy Services with an Investing in People Award. Also shown from left are, Amar Naga and Greg Asher of TATA, Jeff Weber of the Workforce One Investment Board, Melissa Blandford of TATA and Dan Sack of the Workforce One Investment Board.
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Candy Virgin won Best of Show at the Day Heights Garden Club Home Sweet Home Flower Show Aug. 24.
Day Heights Garden Club hosts Flower Show The members of the Day Heights Garden Club presented a flower show called Home Sweet Home Aug. 24 at the home of Phyllis Lowe. Co-hostesses were Eileen Armstrong and Candy Virgin. The show consisted of six classes in artistic design and numerous entries for the horticulture division. Best of Show was won by Candy Virgin for her sunflower design. Miniature best of show went to Loret-
ta Hooks. Horticulture Best of Show went to Jan Jones, who also won the Sweepstakes Ribbon for the most blue ribbons awarded for this show. The show was judged by Susy Spence, an accredited judge with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. She also conducted an oral discussion depicting the elements of design for each artistic entry as several club members had not entered an artistic flower show before.
CASA for Clermont Kids! of Batavia has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. This certification recognizes that CASA For Clermont Kids! is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy. According to Michael Piranio, CEO of the National CASA Association, “The National CASA quality assurance process is very rigorous and reflects our commitment to ensure every child we serve has the most powerful volunteer advocate working on their behalf. This certification says CASA For Clermont Kids! has demonstrated to us a strong capacity to provide excellent services to the abused and neglected children within their community.” About the National CASA Association In 1976, concerned over making decisions about abused and neglected children’s lives without sufficient information, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court, helping ensure they would live in a safe and loving environment. So successful was this Seattle program, that soon judges across the country began using citizen advocates. In 1990, the U.S. Congress encouraged the expansion of the CASA/GAL with passage of the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Today, there are more than 950 National CASA member programs across the country, with more than 70,000 men
and women serving as CASA or Guardian Ad Litem volunteers. The CASA For Clermont Kids! program started in 1998. Executive Director Amanda List said, “in the past year the program has seen tremendous growth increasing advocacy servic-
es to new children by 93 percent.” However, there are still children in the Clermont County Juvenile Court who do not have a CASA advocate. Community involved citizens who wish to be the voice for a child within the court can make application
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Recently Cub Scout Pack 46 from McCormick Elementary and their families had an overnight camp out in Chilo near the former Lock No.34 along the Ohio River. The Scouts participated in many fun activities during the overnight camping adventure and slept in yurts and tents. One highlight included making sailboats. Other fun activities included making s’mores for an evening snack and then making biscuits on a stick for breakfast.
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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Kevin Ross, 40, 6994 Goshen Road, harassment with bodily substance, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 12. Christine Kalenowski, 45, 1031 W. Bridlepath, resisting arrest, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 12. Bruce P. Cox Jr., 35, 4718 Shephard, marijuana possession, open container, Sept. 15. Lindsey Hoffman, 18, 448 Hilltop Drive, disorderly conduct, Sept. 16. Jennifer Zieger, 19, 5835 Belfast Owensville, disorderly conduct, Sept. 16. Leonard W. Elliott, 43, 1941 Elm, open container, Sept. 18. Sam D. Latham, 72, 349 Center St., theft, obstructing official business, Sept. 17. Mary A. McCracken, 35, 1506 Commons Drive, theft, Sept. 19. Dale W. Goss, 50, 213 Woodforge, assault, menacing, Sept. 19. Ashley Spears, 23, 1075 Fox Run, failure to confine dog, barking dog, Sept. 19. Rodney J. Foster, 34, 1167 Deblin,
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Windows of vehicle written on with shoe polish at 5900 Meadowcreek Drive, Sept. 12.
At Grist Mill Court, Sept. 19.
Female was threatened at 5604 Creekview Court, Sept. 20.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing
Female threatened in lot at 600 Commons Drive, Sept. 18.
Male was assaulted at 969 Ohio 28 No. 64, Sept. 19.
Misuse of credit card
Female stated card used with no authorization at 1110 Springridge, Sept. 15.
Bingo money forcibly taken from victim at St. Elizabeth Seton Church; $1,894.61 at Buckwheat Road, Sept. 19.
Attempt made to enter residence at 1846 Epworth Road, Sept. 14.
Medication taken at 26 Oakview, Sept. 17. Lock box, laptop computer, etc. taken at 1007 Commons Drive, Sept. 18. Auto parts taken; $3,525 at 6049 Delfair Lane, Sept. 20.
Door frame damaged at 20 Meadow Drive, Sept. 13. Paint damaged on vehicle at 1356
Copper wire taken from Wiseway Supply; $15,706 at Wards Corner Road, Sept. 13. Copper pipe and a steel shed taken; $6,400 at Decade Lane, Sept. 13. Sewage motor taken; $400 at 758 Price Knoll, Sept. 13. Copper pipe taken from Lowe’s; $389 at Romar Drive, Sept. 14. Trailer taken; $200 at 5802 Price, Sept. 14.
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Lottery tickets taken from Marty’s Corner Store; $240 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 14. Grill taken from deck; $650 at 5736 Buckwheat, Sept. 15. Three chain saws taken from truck; $1,530 at 6076 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 16. Hay fork taken; $675 at 1708 Ohio 131, Sept. 16. Hedge trimmer and weed eater taken from truck; $774 at 5555 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Sept. 16. Motorcycle handset taken from garage sale; $400 at 6761 Little River, Sept. 18. Bench taken from residence at 6091 2nd St., Sept. 17. TV taken at 5852 Monassas Run, Sept. 17. Plants and a radio taken; $80 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 98, Sept. 19. 1993 Toyota taken at Kohl’s at Ohio 28, Sept. 19. Two bikes taken; $450 at 1374 Cottonwood, Sept. 18. Clothing taken from Meijer; $400 at Ohio 28, Sept. 18. GPS unit, DVD player, etc. taken from vehicle; $610 at 5512 Trenton Court, Sept. 20. Wallet taken from vehicle at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Sept. 17. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 26.
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disorderly conduct, operating vehicle under influence, Sept. 18. Gregory S. Taylor, 34, 6022 Grist Mill Court, domestic violence, Sept. 19. Travis N. Richardson, 21, 5674 Cypress Way, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 19.
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Amanda J. Byrd, 32, 901 Edgecombe, theft, Sept. 23. Timothy Conners, 47, 1146 Stewarton, contempt of court, Sept. 22. Alex Cooper, 30, 8306 Constitution Drive, violation of protection order, Sept. 20. Nicole L. Dople, 29, 2115 Oakbrook Place, recited, Sept. 22. Robyn R. Dormire, 42, 111 Terrace Villa, driving under influence, Sept. 23. Jessica Drexelius, 24, 601 Edgecombe, theft, Sept. 23. Bradley Gordon Jr., 28, 5 Robbie Ridge, warrant, Sept. 20. Terrell S. Jenkins, 32, 927 Mohawk Trail, domestic violence, Sept. 26. Brian Kevill, 32, 4527 Forest Haven, recited, Sept. 22. Scott A. Lawson, 32, 70 S. Terrace Drive, recited, Sept. 20. Roy L. Luck, 40, 2019 Monroe Lane, warrant, Sept. 24. Charles Sims, 29, 948 Clough Pike, recited, Sept. 26. John Smith, 40, 3819 Drake, parking prohibited, Sept. 23.
Steak & Lube at 590 Chamber Drive, Sept. 23.
At 927 Mohawk Trail, Sept. 25.
Medication taken from vehicle at 582 Main St., Sept. 21. GPS unit taken from vehicle at bike trail at 1 Glendale Milford Road, Sept. 21. Unlisted items taken from vehicles at Expressway Park at 689 Hwy. 50, Sept. 22. Shoplifters were reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Sept. 23. $100 taken off counter at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 25. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Sept. 25. Unlisted items taken from vehicles at Expressway Park at 689 Ohio 50, Sept. 26. Tires taken at 729 Ohio 28, Sept. 26.
Light globes broken at Miami Woods, Sept. 21.
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Kenneth Jones, 38, 93 Crosstown, criminal trespass, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence. Jessica Hicks, 28, 198 Clelland Road, theft. Christopher Livingston, 34, 1193 W. Truesdell St., misuse of credit card. Walter Richardson, 25, 6956 Goshen Road, theft. Bruce Benedict, 28, 72 Barmill Drive, domestic violence.
Incidents/investigations Burglary At 93 Crosstown, Sept. 12.
At 91 Park Ave., Sept. 11. At 1814 Country Lake, Sept. 16.
At 93 Crosstown, Sept. 11.
At 6822 Bunkerwood, Sept. 11. At 121 Park Ave., Sept. 12. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 397, Sept. 13. At 7131 Cozaddale, Sept. 13. At 6964 Goshen Road, Sept. 13. At 335 Redbird, Sept. 13. At 289 Redbird, Sept. 13. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 273, Sept. 13. At 72 Barmil, Sept. 14.
At 93 Crosstown, Sept. 11. At 1470 O’Bannonville, Sept. 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 275, Sept. 13. At 6022 Deerfield Road, Sept. 14. At 3004 Abby Way, Sept. 14.
At Joellen Drive, Sept. 12.
Female juvenile stated she was sexually assaulted at unknown location at 500 block of Hudson Avenue, Sept. 24.
Unlisted items taken from hotel room at 301 Old Bank Road No. 319, Sept. 25.
Vehicle was keyed at 32 Wallace Grove, Sept. 21.
Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Quaker
At 1003 Country Lake, Sept. 12. At 1451 Woodville Pike, Sept. 13. At 5634 Ivy Lane, Sept. 14. At 1102 Country Lake, Sept. 14. At 6401 Goshen Road, Sept. 15. At 116 Heather, Sept. 17.
Unauthorized use of vehicle
At 6022 Deerfield, Sept. 11.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Arrests/citations Mike Burchett, 49, 360 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, theft at
2587 Airport Road, Bethel, Sept. 23. Susan M. Cook, 25, 4861 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, endangering children at 4861 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Sept. 20. Michael D. White, 31, 4861 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, endangering children at 4861 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Sept. 20. Dana L. Massie, 48, 7246 Barret Road, West Chester, forgery, passing bad checks, theft at 4288 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, Sept. 23. Juvenile, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, New Richmond, Sept. 21. Mark G. Kirchoff, 53, 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, theft at 3324 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 21. Angela Longhauser, 48, 1387 Buxton Meadows Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 1387 Buxton Meadows, Amelia, Sept. 20. Marc J. Hodge, 21, 2024 River Birch Drive, Amelia, felonious assault at 2024 River Birch Drive, Amelia, Sept. 20. Shawn M. Lorenzen, 24, 83 Sierra, Batavia, domestic violence at 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, Sept. 20. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Sept. 22. Juvenile, 12, assault, Amelia, Sept. 20. Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging/endangering, Amelia, Sept. 20. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Sept. 27. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Sept. 27. Tina L. Brockman, 37, 3936 Banks Road, Cincinnati, theft at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 21. Mark Kramer, 41, 398 Millboro Springs Drive, Batavia, assault at 409 Millboro Springs Drive, Batavia, Sept. 21. Christopher A. Sovine, 48, 14 A Elm St., Milford, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, falsification, menacing by stalking at 137 S. Main St., Bethel, Sept. 23. James Allen Webber II, 40, 903 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, FL 34698, burglary at 4339 McKeever Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. Shane C. Powell, 19, 902 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 1904 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Sept. 24. Michael Purdue, 18, 4310 Batavia Meadows, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 1904 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Sept. 24. Kyle Richard Fladung, 23, 3204 Dartmouth Drive, Cincinnati, Bethel using weapons while intoxicated at 2659 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, Sept. 25. Charles J. Kiser, 22, 92 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 92 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, Sept. 25. Kelly Wheaton, 27, 3621 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, endangering children at 308 W. Plane St., Bethel, Sept. 25.
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7111 Cozaddale Road, Sharefax Credit Union Inc. to Wanda & G. W. Laine Bowling, 5.0000 acre, $34,000. 6538 Goshen Road, Tom Hall to Joshua Carson, 1.0000 acre, $95,000. 6017 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Jason Polite, $113,440. 1530 Quarter Horse Circle, M/I
Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Donald & Beverley Gilbert, $111,699. 1532 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Margaret Erdmann, $104,000.
5661 Harvest Ridge, Christopher Savage to Ian Allie, 0.4050 acre, $205,000. 5807 Highview Drive, Donna & David Beebe to Abbie Wermert, $129,500. Vacant lot Milford Hills Drive, Edna Hensgen to James & Sue Smyth,
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0.4190 acre, $5,000. 5409 Timber Trail Place, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to Michael Shea & Melanie Held, $194,900. 874 Trappers Crossing, NVR Inc. to Kelley & Stephen DePrisco, 0.3700 acre, $186,765. 1181 Valley Forge Road, Charlotte & Robert Elliott Jr., trustees to Gyneth & Cynthia Jenkins, $182,000. 6381 Waverly Hill Lane, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Chad Young, $221,000. 6313 Weber Woods Court, Western Homes LLC. to Stephen & Kathleen Friesz, 0.5070 acre, $331,000. 1130 Windsail Cove, Kyle & Allison Carone to William & Regina Alwardt, $285,000. 6336 Belmont Road, Debra & Gerald O’Farrell to Richard & Lori Ferguson, $268,500. Country Lane, James & Suzanne Wright to Harold Hiteman, 0.1950 acre, $8,000. 951 Creek Knoll Drive, Robert Allen, trustee to Gary Weber Jr., $212,500. 1573 Georgetown Road, Kristen & Francisco Okhuysen to Randall & Angela Boehm, $299,750. 6925 Glen Ellyn Drive, Pamela Thomas, et al. to Fifth Third Mortgage Co., 5.0180 acre, $400,000. 1136 Heritage Court, Stephen Hoye to Paul & Barbara Blasch, 0.4880 acre, $255,000. 6255 Hunterwood Lane, Brian & Michele Glenwright to Michael King, 0.4590 acre, $307,500.
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October 6, 2010
IN THE COURTS Filings
Jim J. Compton vs. Jeffrey Fancher, et al., other tort Steven Allen Davis vs. Marvin Mallaley 4 M Tool and Die Company and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Timothy Curtis Boggs, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Samuel P. Napier, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Sue E. Carter, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Heather N. Bradford, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Daniel E. Elfers, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Lisa M. James, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. James R. Hensley, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Dwayne A. Dillon, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Carolyn J. Gaines, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee vs. Steven J. McMains, et al., foreclosure Everbank vs. Jackie Malott, et al., foreclosure M and I Bank FSB vs. Joshua L. Hudelson, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Anthony P. Thomas, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Robert Long, et al., foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. James P. Dooley, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Mark D. Nugent, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage Inc. vs. Garin L. Smith, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Jeffrey S. Rickman and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael Breezley, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as Trustee vs. Tamara S. Sizemore, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Gary L. Kite and Eileen R. Kite, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Michael S. Kinner and Jamie J. Kinner, foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Raymond P. Walsh, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Shona Pearson, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Stephyn Ward, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Kimberly Alt and Beneficial Ohio Inc., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. William D. Sherman and Mutual Fund Servicing, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Jonathan M. Barger and Sharefax Credit Union, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Aimee S. Morris and Option One Mortgage Corporation, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Mar L. Properties LLC and Phyllis Whitener Trustee, foreclosure Citifinancial Inc. vs. Douglas E. Tomlinson, et al., foreclosure
JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Daniel E. Ladrigan, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Michael S. Kinner and Jamie J. Kinner, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. James L. Willis and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. James R. Neal, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Donnie D. Brickey, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Many Ramsey, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Walter Reginald Hiter, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Raphael Donovan, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Robert D. Wise, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kimberly Hill, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LP vs. Anthony C. Ritter, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Leo R. Fiasco, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Brock Crabtree, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loan Servicing LP vs. Ella Ross and Accredited Home Lenders Inc., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jennifer Thompson, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Gary W. Fleischman, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. John B. Wilcox Jr., et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Tina Gibson, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Lynn C. Almgren, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Jamie B. Bearse, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Kathleen A. Clayton and Asset Acceptance LLC, foreclosure Beneficial Finance 1 Inc. vs. Harold R. Haag Jr. and Crystal Stichtenoth, foreclosure Taylor Bean Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. Donald Joseph Hammons, et al., foreclosure National Bank & Trust Co. vs. Sheila A. Marrs, et al., foreclosure Amber N. Clifton and Baylie Windham vs. Monica Weber, et al., other civil CNO Logistics and Heavy Hauling Inc. and Alfred Bonenfant vs. Fantastic Enterprises and Lori Gamble, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Paul B. Poppell, other civil Lee Roy Watson and Rebecca Watson vs. Phillip Morris and Sandra G. Morris, other civil Dennis Polster vs. Bristol West Insurance Company and Bryan Stone, other civil Dan Wright vs. Patricia Cummings, other civil Sidney Johnson and Jessica Johnson vs. Joe Jeadrevin and Heather Jeadrevin, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. David E. Kieser, other civil Rebekkah Gessendorf vs. Ernie B. Lovell and JOB Trailer Service, other civil PNC Bank NA vs. Clonch Insurance and Financial Services LLC and Keith Clonch, other civil Union Township Board of Trustees vs. Gregory Properties Inc. and Greg Vandemark, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Wanda L. Horwarth, other civil
BUILDING PERMITS Residential
Insideout Property Services, Milford, alter, 2255 Cedarville Road, Goshen Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 6019 Marsh Circle, Goshen Township, $77,000; new, 5647 McCormick Trail, Miami Township, $127,000; new, 5630 Wittmer Meadows Drive, $122,000. William Calvert, Loveland, trailer, 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Thomas Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 5319 Oakcrest, Miami Township, $10,000. Robert Vogt, Loveland, addition, 927 Murle Lane, Miami Township, $35,000. Village Construction, Miamiville, deck, 6245 Sweet Briar, Miami Township, $5,000. McConnell & Ewing Architects, Mason, addition, 6135 Kilrenny, Miami Township, $75,000. KT Design Group, Cincinnati, alter, 6061 Windy Hollow, Miami Township, $15,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC 1149 Glen Echo, Miami Township. Margo Schwarberg, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., miscellaneous work, 900 Main St., Milford City. Precision Mechanical Heat & Air, Goshen, alter, 2298 Ohio 131, Stonelick Township. TK Constructors, Franklin, new, 5485 Brushy Fork Road, Stonelick Township, $180,000. Richard Harbers, Villa Hills, Ky., pool, 3746 Number Nine Road, Wayne Township. RDI Services, Milford, deck, 1099 Tumbleweed Drive, Miami Township, $12,000. Cincinnati Electrical Service, Goshen, alter, 838 Carpenter Road, Miami Township. Steven Johnson, Milford, HVAC, 1268 Kent Drive, Miami Township. Willis Heating & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5573 Peach Orchard,
Miami Township. Schneller, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6313 Arrowpoint, Miami Township. Rossman Electric, Maineville, alter, 5355 Rollingwood, Miami Township. Apple Orchard, MI., trailer, 969 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Dan Field Construction, Loveland, new, 2498 Sumner Road, Stonelick Township, $150,000. Brenda Chapman, Batavia, garage, 2271 Titus Road, Stonelick Township, $40,000. Sky Construction, Blanchester, alter, 6198 Taylor Pike, Wayne Township. Donald Lohman, Cincinnati, alter, 6562 Shiloh Road, Wayne Township. Phillip Hilgenberg, Bethel, carport, 3156 Park Road, Wayne Township, $4,200.
Gerald Cefalu, Goshen, alter, 2140 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Marian Hardin, Williamsburg, site development-Grassy Run Scope Protection, 3674 Ohio 50, Jackson Township, $12,000. PC Contracting, Blanchester, retaining wall, 1170 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $12,000. Biz Com Electric, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 732 Middleton Way, Miami Township. Thomas Manier, Milford, alter-Pennywise Computers, 1240 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Child Focus, Cincinnati, alter, 463 S. Broadway, Owensville Village. Wayne Township Trustees, Newtonsville, new fire house, 6306 Ohio 133, Wayne Township, $852,000; fire suppression, 6306 Ohio 133, Wayne Township; signs. Donald Stahl, Goshen, alter, 3165 Ohio 131, Wayne Township, $4,000.
Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Kimberly F. Flowers, other civil
Tracy Molen vs. Jason Molen Amy Behymer vs. Marc Behymer Dan Farkas vs. Melissa Farkas Michael Thurman St. Clair vs. Angela Marie St. Clair Cheryl L. Stidman vs. John Stidman
David T. Schmidt vs. Loretta C. Schmidt Lindsey N. Lilly vs. Courtney G. Lilly Mark Sorge vs. Krista Sorge Donald Tully vs. Patricia Tully April Lynn McCloud vs. Blake William McCloud Andrew W. Wells vs. Patricia A. Wells Cynthia Daniel vs. Darin A. Daniel
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. Jeffrey Raymond Sparlin, 38, 1707 Ohio 774, Hamersville, domestic violence, Union Township Police Department. Laurence Edward Moon, 36, 934 S. Twelfth St., Hamilton, theft, Union Township Police Department. Walter Tyler Richardson, 25, 6952 Goshen Road, Goshen, grand theft of motor vehicle, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, intimidation of attorney, victim or witness in criminal case, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 23, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan Christopher Wahl, 25, 6275 Corbly Road, Batavia, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ashley Ann Tegeder, 23, 8 Concord Woods, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Alexander J. Kuschatka, 21, 1321 Covedale Drive, Amelia, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Scott A. Beran, 35, 436 Glen Rose Lane, Cincinnati, cultivation of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Clermont County Narcotics Unit.
Legal Notice Notice to Bidders The City of Milford will be accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following vehicles: one (1)1992 Chevy Pick-up truck 6 Cyl 4.3L Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $500; one (1)-1993 Ford 1-Ton Dump truck 5.0L –F350 XL Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $500; one (1)-1994 Ford F-150 Pick-up truck 6 Cyl 4.9L Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $500; one (1)-1995 Ford F150 Pick-up truck 6 Cyl 4.9L Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $500; one (1)-1996 Dodge Pick-up Truck Club Cab V10 Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $1000; one (1)-1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 4Door 135K mi. Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $500; one (1)-2001 Crown Victoria Police Cruiser V-8 Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $1000; one (1)-2002 Crown Victoria Police Cruiser V-8 Auto, AS IS, minimum bid $1000. Each bid shall be submitted in a separate, sealed envelope marked with the specific vehicle year and description. Submit sealed bids to Bud White, City Engineer at 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, OH 45150 and time stamped no later than 12:00 p.m. on October 14th at which time all bids shall be opened and read publicly. Arrangements can be made to inspect the vehicles by calling 831-7018 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The winning bidder must submit their payment to the City of Milford by October 15th 4:00 p.m. in cash or by certified check. For additional information about the auction call Bud White at 513-2485098. 3327
Tyler Franklin McCabe, 21, 2866 Ohio 132, New Richmond, possession of heroin, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Antwaun D. Williams aka Antwaun Ragster, 22, 3751 Westmont Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Austin Marshall Holtzclaw, 19, 3736 Number Nine Road, Blanchester, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Zarrel Lee West, 19, 10 Susan Circle, Milford, grand theft of motor vehicle, Goshen Police. Khristopher Willis, 41, 1975 Ohio 133, Bethel, theft, tampering with records, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Ronald Wayne Williams, 30, 600 University Lane #217, Batavia, theft, forgery, Pierce Township Police. Justin T. Gee, 23, 4475 Timberglen Drive #6, Batavia, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Amanda S. Patterson, 28, 404 Western Ave., Mt. Orab, possession of heroin, trafficking in heroin, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Andrew Jason Brown, 25, grand theft of a firearm, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Bryan James Deborde, 29, 22 Church St. #11, Amelia, burglary, breaking and entering, theft, Amelia Police. Kevin Michael Boots, 37, 3529 Glady Road, Blanchester, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. John Lewis Clark, 31, 1138 Eight Mile Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Angela Jean Reese, 27, stopping after accident involving injury to persons or property, tampering with evidence, Ohio State Patrol. Denny Alan Berrier, 40, 707 Ohio 28 Lot 102, Milford, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice, Ohio State Patrol. John E. Varney III, 49, 15874 Brooks Malott Road, Mt. Orab, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, driving under OVI suspension, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, Union Township Police Department. Austin T. Wilhelm, 20, 4414 Norway
Court, Cincinnati, burglary, inducing panic, Union Township Police Department. Mary Louise Edmondson, 49, 1880 Crosstown Road, Williamsburg, burglary, theft of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Eric James Edmondson, 30, 1880 Crosstown Road, Williamsburg, burglary, theft of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert G. Gephart, 55, 4307 Cider Mill, Cincinnati, felonious sexual penetration, gross sexual imposition, Union Township Police Department. Jessica Marie Meyer, 26, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Leonard Meyer, 31, 3845 Jackle Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, resisting arrest, Union Township Police Department. Nicholas Charles Luck, 28, 2390 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Joshua Michael Bell, 22, 2882 Pond Run Road, New Richmond, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Anthony C. Voskuhl Jr., 21, 491 Little Turtle Lane, Cincinnati, illegal administration of anabolic steroids, illegal manufacture of drugs, possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Garry T. Brasch, 47, 6582 Carriage Hill Lane, Madeira, passing bad checks, Goshen Police. Roger Lee Keaton, 36, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Jeremy Ross Downing, 18, burglary, theft, Miami Township Police. Anthony Bruce Atkins, 33, 2917 Lakehurst Drive, Moraine, Ohio, felonious assault, Milford Police. Kenneth G. Bond, 46, 972 Chrisfield Drive, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Pierce Township Police.
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PIERCE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING The Pierce Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. The propose of the meeting is to consider the recommendation of the Zoning Commission for approval of Zoning Case 271, An Amendment to the Full Text of the Pierce Township Zoning Resolution Adopted January 1, 1961. At the end of the meeting the Board will adopt, deny or adopt with some modification the recommendation of the Zoning Commission. All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting. Karen Register Fiscal Officer 1001595438
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The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.
Paul Square Ferguson, 40, 319 Main St. Apt. 1, Felicity, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Juna Lea Powell, 44, 210 Market St., New Richmond, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey Lane Hall, 36, 7771 Jonathan Court Apt. 1, West Chester, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jacob Scott Chambers, 19, 3863 Little Creek Road, Amelia, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Robert K. Deweese, 21, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Stephen J. Clark, 43, aggravated vehicular homicide, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Patrol.
The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Patrick C. Henry, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. In the matter of: Ronnie Troxel vs. Marsha Ryan, Administrator, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, et al., presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.
October 6, 2010
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DEATHS Jason Michael Clark
Jason Michael Clark, 37, of Milford died Sept. 26. Survived by parents, Jeffry and Anna Staples Clark; brother, Adam Clark; uncle, Gavin Clark; special sister, Krystal York; grandmothers, Betty Clark and Ruta Lanza; aunts and uncles, Terry and Diana Clark, Larry and Piper Clark and Chris Staples; cousins, Greg and Pam, Todd, Darin and Jennifer Clark; and friends, Austin, Tanner and Shane. Preceded in death by grandfathers, Gerald Clark and Bob Lanza. Services were Oct. 1 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.
Samuel H. Cone
Samuel H. Cone, 87, of Milford died Sept. 24. Survived by children, Stephen (Meg) Keyes Cone, Mary (Shelly) Gerard Cone Mender and Marguerite (Randy) Keyes Cone Denker; grandchildren, Alissa Cone Arnold, Kyle Mender, Stephanie Cannon, Anna Proctor, Natalie Mender, Grace Cone Proctor and Samuel Cone; and great-grandchildren, Jack Cannon, Hudson Slater and Alexander Arnold. Preceded in death by wife, Mary; mother, Marguerite Keyes; stepfather, Phillip H. Cone; and brother, Frank Keyes Cone. Services were Sept. 29 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: St. Thomas
Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45174.
Mercedes “Marcy” Johnsen, 60, of Milford died Sept. 24. Survived by mother, Nancy (nee Christian) Kolesar; husband, Lee David Johnsen; children, Charles (Stacey) Skoning, Wendy (Josh) Bales and Sherry (Eric) Dearing; grandchildren, Odessa Mittendorf, Benjamin Skoning, Noah Bales, Remington Dearing and Scarlet Bales; siblings, Sherry Wilder, Curt Kolesar and Johnsen Wayne Kolesar; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Joseph Kolesar; and sisters, Veronica Casey and Zora Mietus. Services were Oct. 2 at Milford Heights Church of Christ. Memorials to: Mid-Western Children’s Home, P.O. Box 48, Pleasant Plain, OH 45162.
George Earl Seibert
George Earl Seibert, 62, formerly of Milford died Sept. 24. Survived by wife, Barbara Howard Seibert; children, Kristopher John, Terrance Lee, Timothy Wayne and Rose Marie; grandchildren, Autumn Rose, Cayden Allen and Terrance Lee III; sisters, Clara McCoon, Carolyn Wile, Patricia Martin; brother, Wesley Seibert; 21 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Preceded in death by sisters, Mary Kay and Mary Carol Seibert; and brothers, Howard Seibert Jr. and Lloyd Seibert. Services were Sept. 27 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, OH 45150.
Deborah Jean Smith
Deborah Jean Smith, 44, of Union Township died Sept. 23. Survived by husband, Derrick Smith; parents, Anthony Rahe and Linda Plouffe Rahe of Milford; siblings, David Rahe and Diane Ernst; aunts and uncles, Jeanie Morigeau, Grace and Bill Poncer, James Rahe and John Plouffe; and several cousins and friends. Services were Sept. 27 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center Street, Milford, OH 45150.
Isabella Marietta Yoder, 81, of Harlan Township, died Sept. 26. She was a homemaker. Survived by her son James (Marilyn) Yoder; grandchildren Laura C. Blanton, Katie M. Yoder and Samuel A. Yoder. Preceded in death by her husband Robert Leland Yoder. Services were held Oct. 2 at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral in Goshen. Memorials may be made to Homeless Animal Rescue Team at Cincinnati, Inc., PMB 222, 11711 Princeton Pike, Suite 341, Cincinnati, 45246. Visit www.rescueahart.org.
Milford’s Bishop’s Bicycles, owned by Kelly Sullivan (pictured) and Robyn Sullivan, is featured in the October issue of “Bicycling” magazine.
Bishop’s Bicycles featured in Bicycling magazine By Kellie Geist
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Milford’s own Bishop’s Bicycles is getting its 15 minutes of fame. The 120-year-old bike shop is prominently featured the October issue of Bicycling magazine. Bishop’s is part of the lead story “America’s Best Shop Rides” and the photos used on the article’s cover are of the Bishop’s Bicycles Covered Bridge Ride and cyclists in historic downtown Milford. Bishop’s Bicycles has held The Covered Bridge Ride every Thursday for five years. The ride has three levels – race pace, fit club members and casual riders – for all levels of cyclists and takes riders up to the covered bridge in Stonelick Township. “Bicycling magazine contacted us early this summer and we were interviewed by one of their staffers ... They liked that we had three groups, they liked the location of the ride through the countryside and they liked the camaraderie of the cyclists,” owner Kelly Sullivan said. He added that about 40 cyclists usually participate in the weekly ride. Although Sullivan wasn’t sure if Bishop’s ride made the cut, he was more confident when Bicycling sent a photographer to Milford in July. The Milford Community Fire Department let the photographer use a
This Thursday evening ride is sponsored by Bishop’s Bicycles. Cyclists should be at the shop, 313 Main St., by 5:40 p.m. The Covered Bridge Ride starts at 6 p.m. sharp. The route starts at Bishop’s Bicycles and goes from Cleveland Avenue to Roundbottom Road to Binning Road to Ohio 222 to U.S. 50 to Stonelick-Williams Corner Road and back. There are three levels of rides – an “A” ride at race pace, a “B” ride at an intermediate pace and a “C” ride at a casual pace. For more information, check out Bishop’s Bicycles Facebook page, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-2521. All of Bishop’s Bicycles group rides, including The Covered Bridge Ride and a Downtown Cincinnati Ride, are posted on the company’s Facebook page. bucket truck to take a photo of cyclists coming down Main Street near 20 Brix. That photo – and a closeup of Bishop’s Bicycles employee Mark Martines on the ride – were used as the cover photos for the story. “When we saw the article and the photos, we were just thrilled. Thrilled for Bishop’s and thrilled for historic downtown Milford,” he said. “We’ve known all along what a great place Milford is for cyclists, but to be recognized is exciting.” David Howard, executive editor for Bicycling, said the history of Bishop’s Bicycles, the social scene and the ride itself attracted the magazine’s attention. “Bishop’s had all of the attributes we were looking for ... and the history of place is really amazing. Bishop’s has been around since the 1800s, which really speaks to the heritage of our sport,” Howard said. He said Bicycling originally sent a photographer to Milford because the ride passed through the covered
bridge – a “classic American icon.” “We thought the covered bridge would catch people’s attention. Ironically, that’s not the photo we used. We liked having the photo on the left of the guys wearing matching jerseys and kits and looking very much in synch ... and the photo of Milford, which is just a really cute Norman Rockwell looking downtown,” Howard said. “Those two photos and Bishop’s Bicycles really captured what we were looking for,” he said. The October issue was released in early September and can be found at local grocery stores. Bishop’s Bicycles was owned by the Bishop family until Sullivan and his wife Robyn Sullivan bought the shop five years ago. Bishop’s Bicycles sells new bikes and a full-line of accessories and parts. They also service bikes, rent bikes and provide consultations for customers, Sullivan said.
POLICE REPORTS From B10 Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Sept. 26. Mendel Shawn Metcalfe, 18, 169 Barry Drive, Loveland, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3710 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 26. Herbert D. Napier, 39, 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, burglary at 3262 Yelton Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26. Herbert D. Napier, 39, 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, aggravated trespass at 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26. Robert M. Daniel, 20, 6074 Manila Road, Goshen, theft at 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Sept. 26. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, Sept. 26. Michael Branton Crowe, 19, 1641 Beckelhymer Road, Moscow,
offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Sept. 26. Cody Reed, 18, 206 Eagle Point Drive, Moscow, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Sept. 26. Chelsea N. McKenzie, 18, 3027 Ohio 132 Lot 18, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Sept. 26. Incidents/investigations
At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26.
At 3251 Eiler Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26.
At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Sept. 20. At 1820 Ohio 125, Amelia, Sept. 22. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 20. At 2214 Berry Road, Amelia, Sept. 20.
At 2320 Ginn Road, New Richmond, Sept. 26. At 2659 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, Sept. 25. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 409 Millboro Springs Drive, Batavia, Sept. 21.
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At 2129 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Sept. 20. At 3424 Ohio 132, Amelia, Sept. 23. At 3852 Golden Meadow Court, Amelia, Sept. 20. At 4400 Ohio 222, Batavia, Sept. 25. At 4402 Dela Palma Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 20. At 5204 Benton Road, Batavia, Sept. 23.
At 4339 McKeever Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. At 2951 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Sept. 21. At 3262 Yelton Lane, Amelia, Sept. 26. At 3703 Bass Road, Williamsburg, Sept. 23. At 4006 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia, Sept. 23.
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