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Precious metal thefts on the rise

Precious metals that also fetch good money, namely copper and aluminum, which is often stolen. “It falls back on the economy and unemployment rates,” said Det. Paul Lane of the Milford Police Department. “Scrap metal is easy to sell. It’s a quick reward.” FULL STORY, B1

Trustee candidates answer questions

The Community Journal asked the candidates running for Goshen Township trustee Nov. 8 to answer a few questions. FULL STORY, A2

CNE school board hopefuls answer questions

Six are running for two available seats. They were asked a series of questions by The Community Journal about the school district, their reasons for running and their vision if elected. FULL STORY, A2

Ole Fisherman likes apple pie

Ruth Ann likes the Stayman Winesap apples to make pies or to cook and they are good to eat also. Of course there are many varieties that are good for cooking and make a fine pie. FULL STORY, B5

Library now offers ebooks for Kindle

Clermont County Public Library cardholders can now check out and download eBooks to their Amazon Kindle or free Kindle reading app anytime, anywhere by visiting FULL STORY, B5

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County budget:

Revenue down, expenses up in 2012 By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. - The Clermont County commissioners will have to look at ways to increase revenue or reduce costs if they want to stay in the black next year without dipping into the county’s reserves. Clermont County Budget Director Sukie Scheetz met with the commissioners during the informal work session Oct. 5 to discuss the estimated 2012 revenues and the departments’ 2012 budget requests. Scheetz’s estimates show the county’s general fund revenue is expected to drop from $50.4 million in 2011 to $47.6 in 2012. Scheetz also presented the expenditure estimates according to this year’s tax budget – those total $50.6 million in 2012 compared to $49.5 million in 2011. Those numbers are for the general fund, and do include operating and non-operating revenues and expenditures. “If revenues come in as projected, we will end up drawing down some of the fund balance that’s been retained for financial stability,” Scheetz said. “You can only do that so many years before there’s no fund balance left.” If the county were to draw down the fund balance to stabilize the budget for the next five years, the carry-over would be depleted in the next six years, Scheetz said during her presentation. The current balance is $10.7 million. The commissioners did not discuss what budgets they would look at cutting, but did say they want to give employees a raise. The expenditure estimates do include a two-percent raise for county employees. Commissioner Archie Wilson suggested pulling money from economic development or transportation improvements to support salaries. Many employees have not had raises for three years, he said. “I’m more concerned about putting food on the tables of our employees than I am about them sitting in traffic for 15 more minutes. Every department needs to tighten their belts more than we already have so we can (give raises),” Wilson said. While two percent is built into the current estimates, Wilson said he wanted to look at giving threepercent raises. That would cost the county another $300,000, Scheetz said. County Administrator Dave Spinney said if the commissioners wanted to give raises without impacting the fund balance, other cuts would have to be made. “We need to sit down with the departments, look at their tax budgets and see what we can do to get those numbers down a little bit. We’ll see what we can do,” he said. The commissioners are expected to spend time finalizing the budget in November, Scheetz said.


CNE FFA’s homecoming float

The Clermont Northeastern FFA participated in this year’s homecoming parade by entering a float with the theme “We have a different idea of paradise.” FFA members who worked on the float included: Cody Haddix, Emily Ansteatt, and Katlyn Crooker. The chapter would like to thank the Nause family for providing the tractor and wagon. From left in front are: Callie Willis, Kelby Sundin, Emily Ansteatt, Katlyn Crooker and Hailee Lewis. Back row: Eddie Prine, Ben Weber, Jake Nause and Cody Haddix.

Education is key during annual Fire Prevention Week By Kellie Geist-May

CLERMONT CO. - Departments across Clermont County will be hosting special events and making extra efforts to educate residents about the dangers associated with fire during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 to Oct. 15. The nationwide theme this year is “Protect your family from fire.” “We usually visit the elementary schools and participate in the Firefighter Phil program, which teaches kids fire safety through entertainment. They use a magic show or ventriloquist to teach the kids the message of fire safety,” said Central Joint Fire Chief Kevin Riley, who also is the president of the Clermont County Fire Chiefs’ Alliance. He said those visits probably won’t take place until November, when instructors are available. Other departments are hosting

open houses, scheduling public events and planning school visits. For those who don’t see their local fire department during Fire Prevention Week, Riley advised focusing on four things: Smoke alarms, space heaters, chimneys and fire escape plans. Batteries in smoke alarms should be changed twice a year, space heaters should be kept at least three feet away from any combustibles and chimneys should be checked every year for obstructions and build-up. During fire prevention week, every family should review their fire escape plans. “The escape plan should have two ways out of every room in the house if possible and a meeting place for the family. The family should meet at the designated place, account for each person and make sure everyone is safe,” he said. Union Township Fire Chief Stan

Deimling also warned that, with the approaching winter months, residents need to pay attention to their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors as well. “Home heating is always an issue - whether your have a gas furnace, a fireplace or a wood stove. Those things put out carbon monoxide, which can’t you see, taste or smell. Carbon monoxide can make you very sick or even kill you,” he said. “Make sure you are careful and have those appliances and chimneys serviced.” Deimling also said that Fire Prevention Week is a good time for residents to check their fire extinguishers. For more information about Fire Prevention Week or about protecting your family from fire, visit the National Fire Protection Association’s website at For more about your community, visit


Author visits

Jacob Lykins, right, watches Utah-based author Tyler Whitesides answer a question for Danny Amiott during a “dessert with the author” session while Whitesides was at Clermont Northeastern Middle School Oct. 3. For more about the visit, see Schools, A6.


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October 12, 2011

Six run for two open CNE school board positions Goshen Twp. trustee

Each year, as election season gets underway, The Community Journal North sends questionnaires to the candidates in each contested election. Here are the questions we sent to candidates for the Clermont Northeastern Local School District Board of Education. The answers from each candidate, in alphabetical order, are below. Mike Freeman Q. Why are you running for school board?

A. I am running for school board because I have a love for the district and the place that I live. I want to continue to try to bring a good education to the kids of the Freeman district and build the district any way I can while continuing the success we’ve had so far.

Bob Havrilla Q. Why are you running for school board?

A. My education in the CNE schools started me on a career dedicated to pro-

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viding quality learning for all students. As a teacher, principal, business manager, facilities director and student services administrator, I have been a part of and managed all aspects of the total educational experience. Having learned so much, and having received so much from the CNE community, I want to use my experience to serve our students and citizens.


Because the answers provided by the candidates are lengthy, The Community Journal cannot print them all. For all the answers, visit Emily McCarthy Q. Why are you running for school board?


A. My family has been in the CNE school district for 12 years. Throughout the years our district has gone through many changes and would like to ensure the quality of education our students continue to receive. Our children are our future and need the best education we can provide to help them become successful, productive adults.

Jayne Mummert Q. Why are you running for school board?

A. I would like to continue to move the district forward. We have a great team of people who are dedicated to making our district successful. We have difficult decisions to make as our financial situations continue to change along with increasing educational challenges. I would like to contribute to providing our children with the best educational experience while being fiscally responsible.

Cindy Shircliff Q. Why are you running for school board?

A. I would like a chance to be a voice for our children. I graduated from Clermont Northeastern in 1984. I have two children in the CNE district. One in the ele Pattie Spencer did not return a questionnaire.

GOSHEN TWP. - The Community Journal asked the candidates running for Goshen Township trustee Nov. 8 to answer a few questions. James Constable Q: Describe your back ground and accomplish ments.

A: My name is James Constable. I am a father of two. I have lived in Clermont County for over 40 years. After four years of serving in the U.S. Air Constable Force I went to work in management positions at General Electric Evendale. I have eight years of self employed in service related businesses. I retired from Cincinnati Bell after 16 years of employment. As community volunteer I have served in many roles including treasurer of the Milford Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Wildey School PTA, trustee of Eastern Hills Baptist Church and appointed member of the Clermont County Mental Retardation Development Disability board.

Claire Corcoran Q: Describe your back ground and accomplish ments.

A: Elected office. I am currently an elected member on the Board of Education for Goshen local schools.

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Because the answers provided by the candidates are lengthy, The Community Journal cannot print them all. For all the answers, visit In the last two years, the “entire school district” received an “excellent” rating from the state of Ohio. This is a first for Goshen. I am proud to be a part of the team Corcoran of administrators, teachers, parents, employees and board members that achieved this goal. Professional. I worked for 38 years in government. My most recent professional responsibility was manager of the paralegals at Hamilton County Job & Family Service legal division. I am now retired. Education. I have a masters of public administration from NKU, 1999. Current civic involvement. I am a legal guardian of a mentally-challenged adult living at Good Shepherd Manor in Wakefield, Ohio. I serve on the board of directors of the Joe Busam Foundation for the mentally challenged and locally, I am an officer of the Goshen Horse-Thief Detectives, proudly serving as their “Poo Marshall.”

Jack Kuntz Q: Describe your back ground and accomplish ments.

A: I am a native of Cincinnati and have lived in Goshen for eight years. My background and accomplishments are better described on my personal web site, howKuntz ever a summary is below: • Married for 37 years, two children. • Graduate of Xavier University with a BSBA in accounting. • Passed the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam. • Have worked in various industries with a concentration in financial institutions. • CBiG - Community Bank Improvement Group - Founding Chairman, President and CEO. • Treasurer/Controller of Franklin Savings. • Chairman, President and CEO of First Franklin Corporation (holding company of Franklin Savings). • President and CEO of Intrieve Incorporated, bank technology company. • Staff accountant performing audits, tax returns and consulting for financial institutions and other companies with Frank Milostan and Associates (local CPA firm). • AMP Electric Vehicles - Founding Chairman, President and CEO.

All of these experiences and credentials have given me the leadership abilities requisite for the position of trustee.



October 12, 2011


Milford ordinance helps address concerns about trash pickers

MILFORD - A city ordinance originally designed to keep garbage trucks off the streets at night is helping Milford police officers address concerns about trash picking. Milford residents, many who live in the Treeridge community, tell police they are worried about strangers going through their trash at 3 a.m. They’ve also complained about the noise these trash pickers create at night. “The trash pickers woke me up five weeks in a row. I work long hours and the noise is an issue,” resident Brian Hardig said. “It might be legal to trash dive, but it’s not legal for them to be mak-

ing excessive noise at 3 a.m.” Previously Police Chief Jamey Mills told residents the police would respond whenever someone called, but they couldn’t cite the trash pickers unless they were either making excessive noise verified by two or more people or if they were on private property. “Once you’ve put something in the trash, you’ve discarded it. It’s not yours anymore. And if the trash can is in the right-of-way (between the sidewalk and the road) it’s not trespassing,” Mills said. “We’ll come out and ask them to leave, but what they are doing is legal.” But, Mills and Milford Law Director Mike Minniear found a way to keep the picking to daytime hours. City ordinance 943.05 says

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was probably to address garbage trucks, but it’s not limited to that. This is something the police department can enforce,” he said. Amy Pritts, neighborhood watch coordinator for Treeridge, said she hopes the ordinance resolves the issue. “I think this (ordinance) is what we needed to make everyone comfortable. If someone wants to go through our cans, they don’t have to do it at 3 a.m. I would like to see how this goes, but I think the time limit will address most of our concerns,” she said. Resident Lisa Essig said she’s also worried trash picking make her neighborhood a target for criminals - specifically on trash nights. “If someone is out there going

through the trash, I wake up and the dogs start barking. I’m not going to condition myself or my dogs to ignore it. What if it’s not just someone trash picking?” she said. “My biggest fear is that someone will take advantage of the situation, but I think the police are aware that we’re worried.” Mills encouraged residents to call the police with reports or concerns. He also told them to shred personal information they plan to throw away. While some trash pickers look through the garbage for aluminum cans or other items, Treeridge residents have seen people take whole bags of trash. “Identity theft is a real problem. Don’t throw anything away that still has your personal information on it. Shred it,” Mills said.

MIAMI TWP. - A parade will kick off Milford High School homecoming activities. The parade will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. It will begin at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School on Buckwheat Road and end at

Milford High School on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. The parade route will go along Hunt Club Drive, Monassas Run Road and Deblin Drive. The homecoming game

will be 7:30 p.m. at the high school stadium. The Eagles will play Harrison High School. The homecoming dance will be 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the

high school cafeteria. The name of the dance is “Glo Crazy,” and the theme is “neon.” The homecoming dance song is “Collide,” by Howie Day.

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MILFORD - If you like to be spooked, add Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 to your calendar. The volunteers of the Valley View Foundation, a nonprofit group in charge of the 130-acre nature preserve behind Pattison Elementary School at 5330 South Milford Road, will offer haunted hayrides from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. “There are so many events around town near Halloween, but we think riding a hay wagon through the fields in the dark is unique and fun, especially when you throw in a few monsters,” said Vanessa Hannah, Valley View’s executive director. “We’re having it a little earlier in the evening than we normally do for the folks who have younger kids. And it ends at 10 p.m. And if we have a few lingering riders, our volunteers won’t be out until the wee hours of the morning,” Hannah said. While there will be some creepy elements to the hayride, Valley View tries to steer clear of blood and

gore. Hannah said she can’t say what age is appropriate, but she did say that it’s not overly scary. There also will be a bonfire, grilled hotdogs, hot chocolate if it’s cold and a blue grass band. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children and the money raised will support the foundation’s operations and projects. “This is our biggest fundraiser and it allows us to pay for things like gas and electricity, but it also lets us to work on some special projects and buy seeds for the garden,” said Mike McCurdy, member of the Valley View board of directors. Hannah said the haunted hayrides also help bring new visitors to Valley View. “There are a lot of people who don’t know much about Valley View and we hope they’ll come to the hayrides and then come back to enjoy the property,” she said. Anyone planning to take a haunted hayride through Valley View should plan to dress a little warmer than they think is necessary. For more information, visit or call 218-1098.

no person owning or driving a vehicle hauling solid waste with or without a city contract can collect trash between 4 p.m. and 5 a.m. “I’ve reviewed this with the law director and the city manager and we feel that this is applicable to the trash pickers. Although the supreme court says (trash picking) is legal, the city can restrict the hours you can collect,” Mills said. “We’ve told the people we know of, including the Can Man, that the hours are restricted.” The Can Man is a Milford resident who says he is looking for aluminum cans to recycle for charity. Minniear said the ordinance won’t address all the concerns, but it should help residents sleep better. “The intent of this ordinance

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Four incumbents run for four Milford city council seats By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD - Voters in the city will see four familiar names running for Milford City Council when they pick up a ballot this November. Charlene Hinners, Jeff Lykins, Geoff Pittman and Ralph Vilardo Jr. - all current council members - are running unopposed to be back on council for the next four years. Running for election is not a new task for Hinners, who was elected in 1995 and started on council in 1996. Although she considered leaving council after 15 years of service, Hinners said there are too many projects she wants to see through for her to feel comfortable leaving. “There are a lot of things I want to see followed



through. We’ve got the city of Milford signs on (Interstate) 275 and (Ohio) 28, but we’re still trying to bring the streetscape and more signage to Lila Avenue and Main Street,” she said. Hinners said she wants to see more progress on all the city’s park projects and additional effort put into economic development. “The economic picture is so bleak right now. We need to focus on bringing in economic development and revenue while keeping ourselves economically

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viable,” she said. Lykins shares Hinners’ focus on economic development. As a long-time Milford area resident who grew up in a small business, Lykins is looking forward to focusing on the city’s empty storefronts. “We need to develop some economic development programs to fill some of our vacant storefronts. I want to be proactive,” he said. “I also want to continue the progress we’ve made on parks and make sure we continue the quality of our

emergency services in the city.” Lykins, who was appointed to an open council seat in October last year, said he wants people to know he doesn’t have any “preconceived notions” about what it means to be a council member. “I only want to do what’s best for the city of Milford. I’m not a career politician, but I think we have a jewel here and I want to see us refine it,” he said. Pittman, who was appointed to council in October 2009, said he also wants to focus on economic development while making sure council is effective. “We need to continue toward a council that can work together - that’s the only way we can move projects forward - and I’m proud to say that we’ve

major infrastructure projects this year and then I want to focus on the old lumber site, the Milford Parkway area and overall economic development,” he said. Vilardo said he wants people to know that Milford’s best interest is always near and dear to his heart. “Ralph Vilardo is that guy who truly grew up on Main Street in Milford and I am very in touch with this community. I’m running because I want to protect the city’s charm and the sense of community that really makes this area special,” he said. “We are all running unopposed and I want to thank the community because I hope that means they think we’re doing a pretty good job,” Vilardo said.

been able to do that in the last two years,” he said. In addition, Pittman wants to make sure the city stays viable through this economic hardship. “Economic development is important, but we also need to be fiscally conservative and that can be a balancing act,” he said. “I think council is a great place for me to serve and it’s something I want to continue to do.” Ralph Vilardo Jr. is in his second election – he was appointed in April 2007 and elected to the seat later that year. In the next four years, he wants to make sure council upholds a shared vision of the city’s future. “We have a working council and a city manager who shares our vision for where the city is headed. We are going to finish some

Commissioners OK health insurance renewal By John Seney

BATAVIA - The Clermont County commissioners Oct. 5 approved a renewal of health insurance for county employees that includes no increase in premiums for employees and no changes in coverage. The insurance - to be obtained through Humana – will cost the county about $558,541 more in 2012. Because the county is self-insured, the exact cost will not be known until all the claims are processed. Humana charges the county for administration of the plan and stoploss coverage, which limits the county’s exposure to claims. David Spinney, county administrator, said the county will take $200,000 out of a health insurance reserve fund to pay for part of the

2012 increase. The reserve fund is expected to have about $1.9 million in it by the end of the year, he said. The fund is made up of payments for health insurance by the county and employees. The amount in the fund increases in years when claims are lower than expected. The rest of the increase in cost will be made up from the general fund and funds from other county offices that participate in the health insurance plan, Spinney said. The total cost for the county to insure about 1,070 employees in 2012 will be about $11.3 million, up from about $10.7 million in 2010. An employee will pay either $215 a month or $320 a month for family coverage in 2012, depending on the plan. Those costs are the same as 2011.


The commissioners had considered a proposal to add a wellness program in 2012, but decided to hold off on that. The program, called Vitality, is administered by Humana and would have cost the county an additional $177,064 a year. “That’s a lot of money,” said Commissioner Archie Wilson. He said the Clermont County General Health District has offered wellness programs in the past for a lot less money. Judi Meyer, vice president with HORAN, the county’s health care consultant, said the Vitality program results in lower claims in the long run by encouraging healthy behavior. Spinney suggested the county’s health insurance advisory committee look into the Vitality program for future consideration.

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

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

Batavia and one for the clerk’s title office in Milford. “We’ve been wanting an ATM for a while. We can’t take credit cards and there are many times when customers come to the BMV, they get the transaction taken care of, but they don’t have cash or a check to pay. This is just a matter of customer service,” Fraley said. Fraley said they also are hoping to get an ATM for Clermont County Clerk of Municipal Court

Tim Rudd’s office in Batavia Township. The ATMs will be at no cost to the county, but customers will pay a $1.75 fee to make a withdraw. Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Barb Wiedenbein said they could have charged more and kept the additional revenue, but that wasn’t something she or Fraley were interested in. “We really just want to provide this service more than anything -

times are bad enough as it is, so we didn’t want to charge an additional fee,” Wiedenbein said. “We have people who come in and they just don’t deal with cash anymore. Some even get upset that we don’t already have an ATM.” Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey said getting ATMs in these offices has been on the radar for a while. “We’ve been looking at this for

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BRIEFLY MILFORD – The Milford High School “Setter’s Club” volleyball program is hosting the first annual Lori Morris Sand Volleyball Tournament Oct. 15. Morris was the wife of Rush and the mother of Nicole, Brooke, Sarah and Rush Jr. Morris was killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 275 Nov. 13. A setter on her high school volleyball team and an avid supporter of the Milford volleyball program, of which her daughter Nicole is member of the varsity team, Morris was always the first to step up and donate her time and resources. This event will honor Morris and her dedication. All proceeds will go to the Milford High School “Setter’s Club.” Adults, age 21 and over, are encouraged to form teams of four players at a cost of $100 or six players at a cost of $125. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. at the Setters Volleyball Complex, 4005 Hopper Hill Road, just west of I-275 and Beechmont Ave. There will food, entertainment, a full service cash bar and door prizes throughout the night. First-, second-, and thirdplace teams also will receive prizes. If you are interested in participating or being a spectator at a cost of $5, contact Bridget Moore at for more information.

Chicken dinner

MILFORD – Milford Miami Ministry will host a chicken dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd. Milford, next to the Junior High School. The dinner will be served before the Milford High School homecoming football game. Cost is $8 for a dinner of one-half chicken, two sides and drink prepared by Nelson's Catering. Event also includes a silent auction, featuring gift baskets, handmade crafts, sports memorabilia and more. All proceeds go to Milford Miami Ministry and the mission of helping neighbors in need. For more information, contact Steve Reis at 4763997.

Committee meeting

MILFORD – The Milford Public Services Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in council chambers, 745 Center St. The tentative agenda includes a discussion about the SCADA bid for the water department and any other appropriate business to come before the committee.

Toomey anniversary

MILFORD - Toomey Natural Foods, 914 Lila Ave., will celebrate 38 years of business with a special event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. During the anniversary celebration, customers can signup for free giveaway baskets, sample natural food, receive chair massages and shop 20 percent-off discounts. Repre-

sentatives from many of Toomey's manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions about dietary supplements. Works from Ally Beads and Row House Gallery also will be available. For more information, call 831-4771 or visit www.

Colon cancer 5K

The first 5K event to benefit Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Alms Park, 710 Tusculum Ave., Mt. Lookout. Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation was born from a conversation between Meredith Holbert Rankin and her mother three months before she died in 2008 at the age of 25. Rankin was raised in Milford. The foundation aims to educate young people (generally age 40 and under) about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer and to provide financial assistance to those fighting colon cancer. For more information about the foundation, visit

Humphrey selected

CLERMONT COUNTY – The National Association of Counties (NACo) has named Board of Clermont County Commissioners (BCC) President Ed Humphrey to serve a one-year term as a member of the NACo Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee. This is the second time Humphrey has been selected to serve on the committee that works with members of the local, regional and national legislature to develop policies and procedures that benefit counties and citizens nationwide.

Grant received

CLERMONT COUNTY – Clermont Senior Services was awarded $13,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for critical and safety related home repairs for seniors. “GCF funds will help those who cannot afford repairs to stay in their own homes. We are grateful to have their support,” said Helen Fisher, home repair and customer resources coordinator. The grant was funded through the GCF program called Weathering the Storm. The fund was started in 2009 to help people who are having economic difficulty due to the recession. For additional information about the programs of Clermont Senior Services, call 513-724-1255 or visit www.

Youth sewing camp

OWENSVILLE – A youth sewing camp will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Clermont County fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 21. Call 732-7070 for more information; email; or visit This event will be for boys and girls who are beginning and intermediate sewers. The clinic is open to youth from

Brown, Clermont, Clinton and Hamilton counties, so it will be a great chance to meet new people who are also interested in sewing and get lots of great new ideas. The clinic cost is $15. This covers all the materials needed to make two different sewing projects: One service project and one to take home. It also covers one 4-H clothing and textiles project book of your choice. Complete descriptions of the project books can be found in the 4H Family Guide or at: www.

Proud appointed

CLERMONT COUNTY – The National Association of Counties (NACo) has again named Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud to serve a one-year term as a member of the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. The committee works with members of the state and national legislature to develop policies and procedures that benefit counties and citizens nationwide. “I am thankful for the opportunity to continue working with NACo in this capacity. This committee has worked hard to focus on criminal justice issues and public safety matters,” said Proud, who has previously served as chair of NACo’s Juvenile Justice Subcommittee. Commissioner Proud serves on a number of local, regional, state and national boards and committees including the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), where he represents elected officials from 12 Midwestern states. He chairs the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission (OVRDC), chairs the Ohio Department of Youth Services State Advisory Board for RECLAIM OHIO, is a member of the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice, chairs the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) Public Safety and Justice Committee, and is a member of the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County. Proud is a founding member of the “Whole in my Heart” military support group.

Library board meeting

BATAVIA - The monthly meeting of the Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the Owensville Branch, 2548 U.S. 50. A records commission meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Owensville Branch prior to the board meeting. For details, contact David Mezack at 735-7193.

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Two on bicycles injured

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Genealogy workshop

NEW RICHMOND – The Monroe Township Historical Society members will host a “how to” workshop on genealogy for beginners from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 22, in the historic RossGoudy House in downtown New Richmond, 125 George St. Debbie Geesner, a member of the Clermont County Genealogical Society, will lead the discussion on “how to climb your family tree.” After her presentation, there will be a question and answer time. Refreshments will be available. Scones and flavored teas will be offered by Vickie Hale of “Tea Time on the Banks of the Ohio.” This workshop is free to the public and reservations are not required. For more information, phone Libbie Bennett at 5534730 or Linda McKinley at 553-2723.

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Marr/Cook teacher’s dog is star of children’s books By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. - Marr/Cook Elementary School kindergarten teacher Jen Ferone’s students always enjoyed it when she told stories in class about her dog, Riley. “They would always ask me, ‘How’s Riley today?’” Ferone said. To incorporate her dog in the learning process, she wrote two educational books using photographs of Riley. The first book is “Number Fun With Riley,” published in August by That was followed with “Alphabet Fun With Riley,” published in September by Photographer Janine Spang of Anderson Township took the photos of Riley for the books. “I wrote the books because I love using Riley in the class-

room,” Ferone said. She bought some of the books herself and brought them in for her students to use with their lessons. “I will read the books to them,” she said. “It helps them with counting and letter recognition.” The books use photographs of Riley to illustrate different numbers and letters of the alphabet. For instance, for the letter “A,” there is a photo of Riley with an apple taped to her head. Spang said Riley was easy to work with during the photo shoots. “She tolerated everything,” Spang said. “Riley is a wonderful dog. She is incredibly smart and attentive.” Ferone has given copies of the books to all the other kindergarten teachers at Marr/Cook to use in their classrooms. She also gave copies to the school library.

Kim Haas, a kindergarten teacher at Marr/Cook, said she already has used one of Ferone’s books in her class. “My kids loved it,” Haas said. “I used it as part of a math lesson. The kids found it very engaging.” Ferone, who lives in Anderson Township, has taught at Goshen schools for 14 years, the last six as a kindergarten teacher at Marr/Cook. Before moving over to Marr/Cook, she taught eighthgrade at Goshen Middle School. She prefers the younger students. “I love kindergarten,” she said. For more information or to order the books, see or The books also can be ordered at For more about your community, visit goshentownship.


Goshen school teacher Jen Ferone used photographs of her dog, Riley, in two children’s books she wrote.

Author brings magic, mystery to CNE Middle School By Kellie Geist-May


“Janitors” author Tyler Whitesides, right, met Clermont Northeastern Middle School’s custodian Jimmy Benjamin. Whitesides was at the school Oct. 3 for a student presentation, but was excited to shake hands with Benjamin, who has worked as a CNE janitor for more than 30 years. Whitesides’ book “Janitors” involves custodians who are good and evil, but Benjamin assured the author he’s a “good” janitor.

STONELICK TWP. - Tyler Whitesides brought his personal blend of magic and mystery to Clermont Northeastern Middle School during an author visit Oct. 3. Whitesides, the Utah-based author of “Janitors,” came to the school to talk about the book many of the students have been reading, the inspiration for that book, the four more “Janitors” books to come and, of course, what it’s like to be an author. The 25-year-old author graduated with a degree in musical performance from Utah State University, but always wanted to be a writer. He took his experience as a part-time school janitor and love for the written word and wrote “Janitors.”

The Shadow Mountain, book publisher, published book, which hit the stands in stores like Barnes & Noble in August, is about a two students who find out there are invisible creatures in their school who are inhaling brainwaves and exhaling sleepiness and distraction. The children have to team up with each other and the good janitors to conquer the creatures and the evil warlock janitor. A synopsis and video book trailer are available at Whitesides’ website, In addition to his presentation, Whitesides had lunch (Cincinnati chili) with the teachers and dessert with a select group of students who had to write about why they deserved to be invited. Teacher Jennifer Habig said the students have really enjoyed reading “Janitors” and were eager to meet the author.

“This is a book they can connect with - the characters are about their age and it takes place at a school. I haven’t had a kid yet who is bored or disinterested with ‘Janitors,’” she said. “I think they love that (Whitesides) was a janitor and it’s exciting for the kids to get to meet him.” Whitesides, who will be visiting schools in 20 cities and 14 states before Christmas, was looking forward to meeting the kids … and the janitors, too. “Janitors are really the unsung heroes of any school and I can appreciate that because I was one,” Whitesides said. “It’s great to be able to come to the schools to talk about the book. I think that helps the kids connect and find a love for reading.” While “Janitors” has a “Harry Potter” feel, it’s with a subject that’s close to the hearts of many

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teachers, the author said. “In a lot of books, the kids are fighting to save the world or for themselves, but in ‘Janitors’ they are fighting for education. They are fighting for their right to learn,” Whitesides said. Principal Heather Powell said author visits are something the school would like to do more of in the future. “I think, anytime we can bring the real world into school, the students benefit. With this author visit, students can see someone who is successful with a skill they already know how to do - writing. Writing is something everyone can do, whether they’re an author or just expressing themselves in a diary,” she said. “We used to have author visits, but we haven’t done it in at least a few years.” For more about your community, visit


McCormick Elementary second grade students in Terry Flood’s class enjoy listening to a good book. The children learn about reading strategies while engaged in this favorite activity.


Baker named honor camper

Eighth-grader Luke Baker was recognized as an honor camper by YMCA Camp Ernst Executive Director Elizabeth “Eli” Cochran at a morning assembly at St. Louis School in Owensville. The award recognizes campers with outstanding character and leadership. Camp Ernst’s staff of more than 100 nominate and vote on campers who they believe display the YMCA core character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility at the end of each camping session. During the summer, Baker received an engraved tin cup. Baker’s mother, Lynn Baker, was at the assembly. She has served as a nurse at Camp Ernst.


Goshen Schools Superintendent Darrell Edwards, far left, hands out certificates at the Sept. 12 meeting recognizing the school district’s Excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education. Looking on from the end of the table are Treasurer Todd Shinkle and Assistant Superintendent Brian Bailey as John Gray, center, Sue Steele, Tom Bixler and Claire Corcoran receive their certificates. Board member Mary Gray was absent. The district handed out certificates to all the school employees in recognition of their help in receiving the Excellent rating. LISA J. MAUCH/STAFF


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Unique ritual makes impression on CMH students


Elementary students at Children’s Meeting House Montessori School paint their handmade snack dishes.

Every school has traditions that herald the beginning of a new school year: Children’s Meeting House Montessori School located in Loveland is no exception. For the past two years, CMH has brought a unique tradition that seeks to instill a sense of respect and responsibility in the students. During the first week of school each new elementary student is given an undecorated, hand thrown ceramic snack dish. The children use colored slip to decorate and personalize their very own pottery snack dish that they will use each day. “Their dish becomes a reflection of their creativity and spirit,” CMH teacher Mike Flohr said. The dishes, made and donated by local Loveland potter Bonnie McNett, are then glazed with clear glaze, fired in a kiln, and presented to the children the following week. “The children use their dishes daily and they have a responsibility to care for their breakable treasures. At Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, we believe that we honor children by trusting them to care for beautiful, but breakable, things,” Flohr said. These handmade dishes are also an environmentally sound alternative to paper


Sydney Kennedy, Rylie McDonald, Zakary Bradbury and Katerina Wilmanns pose proudly with their completed snack dishes.


A collection of some of the finished snack dishes painted by Children’s Meeting House Montessori elementary students. Each dish in a reflection of the children’s creativity and unique personality. products. Students using the same dish repeatedly, results in less disposable paper products find their way into the landfill. Each child keeps his or her dish for their entire CMH career and graduating sixthgraders take their snack

UC Clermont awarded $1.3 million grant The U.S. Department of Education announced a five-year refunding in the amount of $1,315,235 for the UC Clermont College’s Southwest Ohio Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). Since 1998, the EOC has provided educational assistance, financial aid and career information to more than 12,000 adults who wanted to pursue further education after high school. The program collaborates with numerous community agencies and organizations including Workforce One in Clermont County and Super Jobs in Hamilton County as well as the One Stops in

Brown County and the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell. “We’re privileged to have the EOC program and staff on our Batavia campus. Their services are invaluable to help first-generation students understand how to manage what seems to be the daunting task of applying for admission, completing financial aid forms and making decisions about a program of study. The staff of the EOC can put anxieties to rest by helping potential students manage the process of transitioning into the role of actually becom-

ing an enrolled and registered student pursing further education at the postsecondary level,” said Ann Appleton, assistant dean of enrollment and student services. Part of the Federal TRIO Programs, EOC provides a broad range of services to a diverse population. The EOC focuses on providing educational, financial aid and career information in public presentations and one-onone counseling. Educational information includes helping clients find Adult Basic Education sites, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA) and application assistance for post secondary institutions. Services are free and though the program is hosted by UC Clermont, the EOC has close relationships with area colleges and training programs including Great Oaks, Cincinnati State and Gateway Community and Technical College in Northern Kentucky. The college will receive $263,000 per year for five years from the U.S. Department of Education. For information on EOC services call 513-732-8961 or visit: /swoeoc.

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Practice pays off for Milford senior By Ben Walpole

MILFORD - Erin Mack had thought about qualifying for districts for awhile. She had talked about it. But the Milford High School senior wasn’t quite sure what to do when she actually went out and accomplished it, Monday, Oct. 3. “It’s mostly nervousness, but I’m also excited,” said Mack, who shot an 88 at the Division I sectional golf tournament at Walden Ponds to earn an individual bid to

the district tourney. “I was a little stunned, and then I got a little nervous, like, ‘Oh no, I’m actually going to districts.’ “It was something we talked about. It never actually hit me until the scores were there.” It was another sign of progress for Mack, who dedicated herself to the sport this year like never before. She started private lessons for the first time. She hit balls at the driving range after Milford practices ended. She played on her own on non-practice days. “It’s my senior year,” Mack

said. “And I want to attempt to be able to walk-on in college.” Mack dropped her average nearly five strokes from last year. She earned first team all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors. She said her short game has shown the most improvement. “Erin played very well. In the last month, she has chiseled away at her 9-hole average,” said Milford head coach Sandy Garrison. “It was nice to see Erin – someone who is an excellent team leader and who the girls really look up to – be rewarded.” The Eagles were hoping to

qualify for districts as a team but fell eight strokes short. The top four teams advance. Milford finished sixth with a team score 384. McAuley, whom the Eagles beat at a tri-meet in September, was fourth with 376. “I liked the way they played, character wise,” said Garrison, whose team battled nerves and illness Monday. “I just wish the scores would’ve been better.” Milford finished the season with a 12-4 record. “The tournaments we played in throughout the season, we played 20 to 25 strokes better than the

team I had last year,” Garrison said. Mack will compete in the Division I district tournament, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown. The top three teams advance to the state tourney, as do the top three individuals not on qualifying teams. • The Milford boys golf team finished eighth in the Division I sectional at Glenview, Oct. 4. Sophomores Austin Taylor and Andrew Minton each shot 87s. For more coverage, visit

Steele lends helping ‘foot’ to Warriors By Ben Walpole


Goshen High School senior Kelsi Steele ranks among the city leaders in assists this season.

GOSHEN TWP. – Kelsi Steele doesn’t play soccer for the stats. Which might be exactly why the Goshen High School senior is so good at accumulating them. “I don’t keep track,” Steele said. She might not realize it, but she leads the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division in assists and ranks among the leaders in goals. “She’s just phenomenal,” Goshen head coach Jon Wells said. “Wherever you put her, she’s just an athletic young lady.” Steele especially excels in the middle of the field,

where she can help run the Goshen offense. “She’s very selfless,” Wells said. “She’s always looking to feed the ball into the right position to the right girl who has the best shot.” The high assist totals come naturally to her. “I’ve always been taught to distribute the ball,” Steele said. “I always wanted to be that person that makes the awesome pass instead of the awesome shot. That’s what I feel like I’m best at. I feel like I see the field pretty well. That’s where my opportunities come.” Steele also uses a similar skill set in the winter on the basketball court. She’s played point guard since she was a little kid. Center-mid-

fielder in soccer; point guard in basketball. She compared her roles to being the teams’ quarterback. “It’s a lot of pressure,” Steele said. “That’s what I kind of like about it – being put under that pressure and seeing how you handle it.” Steele missed almost all of last soccer season with a broken tibia. She’s returned this season to help the team’s win total improve by three games. “We were hoping for a .500 record, but they’re playing well so I can’t fault them for the scoreboard,” Wells said. “My whole senior class, they’re great kids. They’re great people. They look for the positive in just about anything.” The team has only four

seniors. Senior sweeper Trista Freytag has been the defensive leader. Courtney Taylor and Jessica Wilcher each have battled injuries this fall. Beyond them, the Warriors have two juniors, and the rest are freshmen and sophomores. But that’s where Steele – whom Wells called a “natural-born leader” – has earned another assist. She said she enjoys the chance to be a role model for the younger players. “This year it’s definitely hard to play against teams who have a lot of experience,” Steele said. “It’s a lot to handle, but we do the best we can.” For more coverage, visit


Cy Overbeck of Milford looks to break the big play by hitting his receiver way down field Oct. 7 against Anderson High School.

Milford kicker John Nagle tries for a field goal in the Oct. 7 game with the Anderson Redskins, who beat the Eagles 56-14.


Rough football week 7 for area teams It was a week seven to forget for local high school football teams.

Western Brown 42, Clermont Northeastern 6

The Broncos led only 14-0 at halftime but put the game away with two third-quarter touchdowns. Dallas Miracle scored on a long touchdown run in the fourth quarter to

put CNE (2-5) on the board. The Rockets play at Williamsburg, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.

East Clinton 34, Goshen 0

Goshen fell victim to an East Clinton defense that has shut out its last three opponents. The Warriors (4-3) look to snap a two-game losing streak with a key Southern Buckeye Conference Ameri-

can game at home against New Richmond, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14.

Anderson 56, Milford 14

Anderson scored 43 first-half points to take control. Senior Ben Hittner ran for both Milford touchdowns. The Eagles (2-5) are at Winton Woods, Friday, Oct. 14, for a 7:30 p.m. game.

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Bryan Kerber of Milford carries the ball toward the endzone in the Oct. 7 game at Anderson.

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Lions rack up wins in tough GGCL conference By Nick Dudukovich

BLUE ASH – Entering the 2011 season, the Ursuline Academy soccer program had built a record of 59-12-6 dating back to the 2007 season. With those kind of numbers, it’s no surprise to see the Lions jumped out to 10-0-3 start this fall. Ursuline head coach Colleen Dehring got an idea of just how good her squad could be this year in the

team’s 4-0 win over Dayton Carroll, Sept. 21. T h e L i o n s entered the season Bonekemper relying heavily on freshmen Andie Kennard, Sarah Robertson, Emily Halmi and Jordan Hollmeyer of Sharonville. With such a youthful squad, it was important for Ursuline’s coaches to see

the Lions play a “complete” game, and that’s what happened against Carroll. “I think being so young, we were really concerned...and not until we played Carroll, did we see the girls play 80 minutes,” Dehring said. The squad also played well in its 2-2 tie with GGCL rival, St. Ursula, Oct. 5. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the city coaches’ poll. Ursuline’s four freshman have combined with the

Lions’ upperclassman to grab the No. 2 spot in the Enquirer’s coaches’ poll. Defensively, Lions’ junior Sarah Byrne and senior Zoe Curry of Milford have teamed with goalie Erika Wolfer to shutout seven teams this season. “(Sarah and Zoe) have really got the job done done,” Dehring said. “And Erika’s been outstanding. She’s really stepped up this year and made a difference. She’s made big plays in big games when we needed her




Goshen High School’s Tanner Stewart watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the boys Division I sectional golf tournament played at Glenview Golf Courses, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Stewart shot a team-best round.

• Milford beat Little Miami 5-0, Oct. 3. Madison Laskarzewski (first singles), Brittney Lovdal (second singles), Shannon Glancy (third singles), Jade Brown and Sarah Bales (first doubles) and Eliza Marchant and Haleigh Brown (second doubles) posted court wins. Lovdal played very well at the Division I sectional tournament. She won three matches to reach the quarterfinals of the singles draw, falling one win short of a trip to districts. • Goshen swept Clermont Northeastern 5-0, Oct. 3. Madison Martell won at first singles, Fah Robbins at second singles, Jenna Staehling at third singles, Abbi Poff and Brittnie Manning at first doubles, and Cassie Rice and Bailey Brown at second doubles. Staehling reached the third round of the Division II sectional singles tournament, Oct. 6.

Boys soccer

• Milford blew past Kings 6-0, Oct. 6. Senior Jonathan Taylor and Brian Kovacs combined for the shutout.

Girls soccer

• Milford got two goals from Morgan Wolcott en route to a 5-2 win against Kings, Oct. 4. The Eagles beat Loveland 2-0, Oct. 6. Maddie Bunnell made nine saves for the shutout. Wolcott and Caroline Brown scored goals. • Clermont Northeastern shut out Bethel-Tate 2-0, Oct. 4. Freshmen Kyla Toles and Jenny Erikson each scored goals. Jessica Kirby had the shutout.

This week’s MVP

• Courtney Turner, freshman, Goshen girls cross country Turner placed third in the Ross Cross Country Invitational, Oct. 4, to help the Warriors to a third-place team finish.

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to.” Offensively, the Lions attack has been led by Lana Bonekemper and Violet Goodwin. Bonekemper has contributed 10 goals and three assists this season. “Lana is a phenomenal player,” Dehring said. “She has outstanding skills with the ball and her feet, and she’s not afraid to pass the ball.” Goodwin, who is a junior, has followed up a six goal, four assist 2010 cam-

paign, with three goals and 11 assists in 2011. Goodwin’s assist mark is indicative of how the Lions have used a team effort to succeed this season, according to Dehring. “The girls just want to win,” Dehring said. “They don’t care who’s putting the ball in the back of the net.” For more coverage, visit Preps, preps and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

McNicholas golf wins sectional title Gannett News Service The McNicholas High School girls golf squad captured a Division II sectional title with a team score of 419 at Hamilton Elks, Sept. 27. Senior Allison Hickman led the Rockets by posting an 86 (44-42), which was two stokes off the medalist pace set by Indian Hill’s Pari Kellye. The top four teams and top four individuals not on qualifying teams earned berths in the district tournament at Pipestone Golf Club in Miamisburg, Oct. 5. Willy Corbett, in his ninth year as McNicholas’ coach, is familiar with the winning formula for Division II and saw it play out with Allison Hickman’s 86, a (49-48) 97 by her sophomore sister Sarah, a 101 by junior Lauren Lamping and a 135 by sophomore Riley Whiteside.

“I’m very pleased,” he said. “If you can get a girl in the 80s, another one in the 90s and another in the low 100s, you’ve got a chance in Division II. I think the key was Riley at No. 4. She hung in there and didn’t give up. She’s a competitive girl.” Just as the sectional was moved from Fairfield, so the district was moved from Heatherwoode in Springboro to a course with which Corbett and the Rockets – along with many of the other local teams – are unfamiliar. The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams move on to the state tournament. “I know there are two teams up there who are way better than us,” said Corbett, whose team missed qualifying for state last year by eight strokes. “Anything’s possible.”

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Community Journal North Clermont

October 12, 2011




Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128






Senior levy is so important

I just wanted to write in support o the Clermont Senior Services levy. This is so important. I don’t know what we would do without them. They’re here when we need them and it helps us so much to be able to stay in our own home. I hope everyone will vote in favor of the levy. You might need them some day yourself. Jack and Barbara Armstrong Owensville

Senior services is needed

The Clermont Senior Services levy will be on the ballot in November. I and other seniors who receive their services are in need of your vote for approval of this year’s levy. Clermont Senior Services helps seniors in so many ways. They provide services such as personal care, homemaking, adult day care, Meals-on-Wheels, home repair, and other services. They instill a feeling of confidence and sense of security for seniors to know there are people who care. As a senior, it is nice to feel loved, appreciated and respected. Seniors need to feel they are still an important part of society; that just because they may need help with some of their daily activities, they are still useful and their lives still have meaning. One important fact about the staff at Clermont Senior Services is that they always take time to listen. They care, they always leave us with a smile, and they encourage us to not give up on life. They help ease some of our worries and burdens brought on with age. As a senior who appreciates the help I receive, I encourage you to vote for the senior services levy. Carol Cantor Miami Township

Vote ‘no’ on Issues 2

Senate Bill 5 is touted as the vehicle to reduce personnel costs for school districts. This is not true. Of greatest importance is the fact collective bargaining is the vehicle through which school districts can control costs. Through collective bargaining, West Clermont teachers agreed to a zero-salary increase for two years. Through collective bargaining, the majority of Clermont County teachers pay over 10 percent of their health insurance costs. (CNE teachers pay 20 percent, Milford teachers 15 percent). All teachers in Ohio pay 10 percent of their retirement, per state law. Administrators, however, can negotiate their own contracts

(since they have no collective bargaining agreements) and can end up with more perks than those who spend their days with students. For example, they may have their retirement picked up by the board. Senate Bill 5 doesn’t address that problem; its loopholes allow administrators and politicians to come out way ahead of “ordinary” public employees, the middle class people who teach your children, put out your fires and keep your streets safe. Stop vilifying teachers and other public employees; let them do their important work, and not be just pawns of political wrangling. Support your middle-class neighbors. Vote “no” on Issue 2. Terry Conway Union Township

Vote for Issue 2

How many of you folks have had a job go away or had a friend or relative who lost his/her job or some of their benefits? Are you aware that this bill does nothing more than let government try and keep the cost to taxpayers down by having government employees help pay part of their health care and benefits? Do not most of the private sector workers already do that in their jobs? Have any of the public sector workers actually had any of their benefits reduced? Or their pensions taken away or reduced? Or their salaries cut? I did before I retired, many years before, I retired in 2001. How many government employees have we lost in the last three to four years? If you check closely, I’ll bet it has been percentagewise less than the private sector jobs that have been lost, yet we taxpayers continue to pay their benefits almost fully with no help from those who benefit. Vote for Issue 2/SB 5 and let us try and keep the government running without bankrupting our children and grandchildren to pay for it. Robert Dollenmeyer Milford

Service with a heart

One of the success stories in our community is Clermont Senior Services. As a volunteer for this agency, I’ve had the opportunity to see “up close and personal” how the lives of seniors are touched by this fine organization. Their motto is Service With Heart, and they provide it daily to seniors throughout the county. Although the services of CSS are wide-ranging, their mission is simple: Provide seniors the help needed to safely remain in their

homes. When you consider the cost of nursing home care can exceed $5,000 per month, the inhome services of CSS ($1,000 or less per month) generate a tax savings of roughly $4,000 a month for every person that remains at home due to CSS services. And since it’s a renewal of an existing levy, it will not raise taxes. Without taxpayer support, CSS will have to close its doors. There will be no “bailout” of this worthy organization. No more Meals-OnWheels, transportation to local medical facilities, in-home personal care, home repairs, senior centers and more. Please join me in giving CSS a well-deserved “thank you” for Service With Heart to Clermont seniors by voting “yes” on the ballot this November. Mark Eppler Milford

May need services someday

The Clermont Senior Services levy will not raise taxes. It is imperative that it passes for the seniors of Clermont County. Coming to the Welcome Center (Adult Day Services) helps me associate with people my age. It also is good for my health because the staff feeds us well. We get breakfast, lunch and a snack every day. We do great crafts. We have helpful exercises. I ask for all voters to vote “yes” for the levy because someday you may have to rely on Clermont Senior Services. George Featherstone Amelia

Vote ‘yes’ for Issue 2

During a passionate debate on State Issue 2 between a state senator and an attorney for the firefighters’ union, Steve Lazarus, the attorney, asked the question: How much is too much to pay someone who goes to work every day and say to their spouse and children, goodbye and they may or may not be coming home at the end of their shift? A recent survey listed as the most dangerous job in the USA is the mom and pop stores, quick stop gas stations, etc. The clerks who work in these businesses are robbed, beat on and even shot and work for minimum wage. They get no benefits or pension and work until they can collect a small Social Security check at 65 possibly 67 or even in the near future 70 and they pay taxes to support the lucrative benefits of unions. Also the family of the mom and pop business will not receive government benefits if they get injured or don’t come home. Maybe workman’s compensation

only. Please vote “yes” on Issue 2, SB5. Robert Holbert Milford

Welcome Center is a highlight

The opportunity to come to the Welcome Center (Adult Day Services) is the highlight of my day. It keeps me smiling and content. The staff works to create a stimulating atmosphere and, in this, they succeed admirably. Please seriously consider voting for the Clermont Senior Services levy, and thus, making a great difference in the success of their programs. Frank Huttlinger Loveland

Vote ‘yes’ on Issue 2

Question: What do the firemen and policemen do that the military in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries of conflict do not do? Do they get paid the same? If not, why not? Our country is broke. If not and we could afford it, I would vote for “each” of them to get a million dollars a week. “I” respect and appreciate their sacrifices for us. Issue 2 asks them to pay at least 15 percent of their health insurance, “less” than half of what private sector workers are paying on average. It ties compensation to quality of work rather than seniority, just like private sector employees. It preserves collective bargaining, but it also gives government managers the flexibility to make decisions based on affordability and efficiency, just “like” the private sector. It asks them to make a small contribution, 10 percent, to their publiclyfunded retirement plan. Government employees will still get their pension benefit, an annual payment that averages their three highest annual salaries. Vote with me on Nov. 8. Vote “yes” on Issue 2. Together we “can” and “will” make a difference. Judith A. Kelch Union Township

Senior services cares

On Nov. 8, we will be asked to vote for a renewal levy for Clermont Senior Services. For several years, I have depended on many of their services including transportation to and from doctor appointments, therapy, Meals-onWheels and home care. They have been very attentive to my needs and they will do the same for you. Clermont Senior Services cares for its seniors. The entire staff is there to help you. Believe me,

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do the recent changes to the Facebook network concern you? Why or why not? “They don’t so much concern me as deter me. Facebook is fun, but not a necessary part of my life. I don’t have time to keep relearning how to use the site effectively. I find myself spending less time on Facebook, and not really missing it all that much!” J.S.B. “Seems to me that the privacy issues are of a concern, though Facebook insists it is doing all they can to protect your privacy. ‘”One example is the archiving and retrieval of the messenging area, and that alone can be disturbing when you are privately

messaging sayin’!’”



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“Everyone is complaining and moaning about the changes made to Facebook. ‘It’s different.’... ‘I don’t like it.’ ... ‘Whaaaaaahhh!!! “This just in, Facebook will change its privacy settings to allow Mark Zuckerberg to come into your house while you sleep and eat your brains with a grapefruit spoon. To stop this from happening go to Account> Home Invasion Settings> Cannibalism> Brains, and uncheck the ‘Tasty’ box. Please copy and re-post. It will save lives. “Please stop complaining about changes to Facebook - IT’S FREE!!! “It’s the same price you pay for

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: clermont@ Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Community Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. they are wonderful. Please give this renewal levy your full support. It is vital for the needs of every senior citizen in Clermont County. And remember, this levy will not raise your taxes. This can be one way to say “thank you” for a job well done now and in the future. Vote for Clermont Senior Services on Nov. 8, Election Day. Marilyn Moore New Richmond

Vote for senior services levy

I’m writing to express my support for the Clermont Senior Services levy. My roots run deep with Clermont Senior Services. I had the privilege of working for the agency’s founding director, Lois Brown Dale, for four years before being elected to serve on the board of county commissioners. I continued my service as a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer for another 15 years. As I made the rounds on my meal route, I saw first-hand how much the older folks need and appreciate the home meal service. For many, this is the only hot meal they have each day. The county commissioners has been contracting with Clermont Senior Services to administer the senior services levy since it first passed in 1982. The agency’s board of trustees and George Brown do a great job making wise and efficient use of our tax dollars. The senior services levy on the November ballot is a 1.3-mill renewal issue, which means it will not raise taxes. I’m asking you to join me in voting for the senior services levy to assure that Clermont Senior Services is able to continue providing Meals-onWheels, transportation and other services for the next five years. Bob Proud Clermont County Commissioner Batavia Township

Next question

the nice sunny day, the brisk wind blowing through an open window, or the that bright, clear full moon on an autumn eve. Absolutely nothing. “People, have you lost all perspective about what is important in life? Get real, in fact, GET A LIFE!!!” J.J. “I’m not a Facebook user ... I have enough ‘social interaction’ on the telephone, via email, and face-to-face with friends and neighbors. (I still trade ‘letters’ with a few people too – remember what those are?) However, my wife is an avid Facebooker, and she says that the changes will mean little or nothing to her.” Bill B.

“I don’t do facebook ... it takes up too much time. Call me a dinosauar.” J.K. “Changes to Facebook do not bother me at all. Everything changes, people have to be ready to adapt and learn as you go. For anyone that is upset about the changes, “Get over it!” K.K. “I am not a Facebook user so any changes don’t bother me at all.” B.N. “I do not like the changes because they are the ones determining what I think is important. Wrong. Plus I have an older com-

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Clermont County is seeing rise in thefts of precious metals



Are your air conditioners safe from thieves?

By Lisa J. Mauch

With all the “cash for gold” businesses advertising today, it’s natural to think of gold first when hearing the words “precious metal.” But there are other precious metals that also fetch good money, namely copper and aluminum, which is often stolen. “It falls back on the economy and unemployment rates,” said Det. Paul Lane of the Milford Police Department. “Scrap metal is easy to sell. It’s a quick Lane reward.” Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the areas being hit by copper thieves run the gamut from rural sections of the county to more urban areas. He said two areas hardest-hit are Franklin and Batavia townships. “A lot of wires are being taken from construction sites and where wire is stored,” Rodenberg said. “It seems to be increasing everywhere.”

44 copper thefts

But it’s not just the copper found at construction sites being stolen, it’s the copper and aluminum found in air conditioning and heat pump units. Rodenberg said 44 thefts of copper from sources other than AC units were reported between January and October of 2010. In the same time span this year, 83 have been reported. As for AC units, 14 were reported stolen in 2010 between January and October. That number jumped to 56 for the same time this year. “We are basically tripling and quadrupling in AC/heat unit thefts and copper thefts have doubled,” he said. “The cost of those metals is valuable.” Clermont County Prosecu- Rodenberg tor Don White said his office has noticed an increase on copper-related thefts as well. “Observation-wise, there has been a significant increase,” he said. “We’ve seen that in the last year.” And while thefts from construction sites are typical, he said, thefts of ACs and other materials from residences and businesses is relatively new. “I’ve been doing this from both sides for a long time … and I can’t ever recall anybody stealing ACs,” said White.”



The remains of an air conditioning unit after parts were stolen by illegal scrappers in Clermont County. He said he even had a case AC thefts. Another trend is thieves no involving the theft of some guard One business that was hit in longer strip the metals at the site. rails at East Fork State Park. Milford was Boberschmidt & The take the whole AC unit to “That was the first time we had Associates. There was an attempt strip later, decreasing the risk of seen that,” he said. on its unit Aug. 22. getting caught, Gaviglia said. And while the thieves didn’t “For someone who knows make off with the entire unit, what they’re doing, they can It’s the economy office manager Jason Bober- remove an AC (unit) in a matter “I believe there’s been a signifschmidt said, they did get the cop- of minutes,” he said. icant increase in property crime per lines and that According to and we can let dirt and water Union Township relate that to the inside the AC Police’s Inveseconomy,” said unit, ruining it. tigative Section, White. “There “It’s definitely 57 thefts involvare a lot of a concern that ing copper have vacant houses they’ll come been reported to because of foreback,” Boberdate this year. closures and schmidt said. Last year, that’s an open “Unless your Mills there were 32 White invitation to Gaviglia unit is on top of reports of copper thieves.” the roof … it’s susceptible to being theft and 12 reports of thefts Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills stolen.” involving other metals, such as said it’s been mostly businesses Union Township Police Lt. aluminum. that have been hit in the city, Scott Gaviglia said copper thieves “People need to be vigilant of though some residences and two also seem to be targeting busi- suspicious vehicles and people in of the city’s cell towers have been nesses in Union Township, along their neighborhood,” said Gavhit as well. with large apartment complexes. iglia. “Most of these thefts occur at “This is certainly one of the night, but we have had some that problems we want to address,” occurred in the afternoon.” said Mills. “Our goal is to decrease Prize targets metal thefts by 5 percent next “Air conditioning units are a year,” he said. prize target because of the copper Mark your stuff Mills said the Milford Police inside and the aluminum,” he Aside from keeping an eye out, Department is in the planning said. “Aluminum is emerging as a Gaviglia also suggested that peostages of a “directed patrol” pro- target. It hasn’t been until recent- ple can spray paint the copper to gram that would use marked and ly that aluminum prices have make it more identifiable. The unmarked cars to patrol and help risen high enough to make it an police can then look for the unique prevent specific crimes, such as attractive target.” markings at metal scrap yards. He

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office has a message for illegal scrappers. “We are coming to get you. We will find you,” said Greg Moran, an investigator with the sheriff’s office. “In 2010, we had 161 reports of thefts of air conditioners, copper wiring and other metals. This year, we have already had 175 reports. Unfortunately, as long as metal prices are high, this type of activity will likely continue.” Moran said the eyes and ears of the community provide law enforcement with valuable tips that help them find many of the illegal scrappers. “Neighbors often call us when they see suspicious cars and vans in the driveway of vacant houses,” he said. “Some of these thieves are so bold they actually walk up to a house and knock on the door to ensure no one is at home.” While vacant houses are a big target, the illegal scrappers also hit homes during the day when people are at work, and also have been stealing from churches, businesses and construction sites. “A large home air conditioner can be taken apart quickly, and the aluminum and metal can bring the illegal scrapper around $1.73 a pound,” said Moran, who estimates that unknowing recyclers could pay the thieves around $180 for items related to each air conditioning unit. “The scrappers usually operate in teams with one person serving as a lookout.” The penalties for illegal scrapping can be high. “It can be a felony, based on the worth of the item taken. Scrappers face numerous charges including breaking and entering, theft, utilizing criminal tools and even a violation of the Clean Air Act because Freon is improperly released from the unit,” said Moran. If you suspect an illegal scrapper is stealing from a home or business in your neighborhood, contact the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 732-7500 or your local law enforcement agency. Submitted by Kathy Lehr, director of the Clermont County Office of Public Information. said if they find it, they’re able to identify it as stolen property because of the markings and find out who brought it to the scrap yard. “One piece of copper truly looks like the next and we can’t ID it,” Gaviglia said. “But if it’s painted or marked, it’s easier to ID. Marking your valuables is a common prevention tool.” For more about your community, visit

Quilt show benefits artists, nature center By Kellie Geist-May


This is one of the nature-themed quilts that will be featured at the Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Show at the Cincinnati Nature Center Oct. 21 through Oct. 23.

UNION TWP. - The Cincinnati Nature Center and a group of local artists will be teaming-up this month to help promote fiber arts and raise money for the nature center. The annual Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Show at the Cincinnati Nature Center will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23, in the Cincinnati Nature Center’s auditorium, 4949 Tealtown Road.

“We’ll have local crafters and artists selling their works and demonstrating their art. These are all really talented artists,” said Kristi Masterson, the nature center’s director of marketing and membership. A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to help support the Cincinnati Nature Center, Masterson said. Having an art show, especially one with fiber arts, is a good fit for the organization, said Marilyn Bridges, manager of The Nature Shop. “Cincinnati Nature Center has a wonderful relationship with a variety of local artists

and our members enjoy shopping for quality artwork locally produced,” she said. “There is a real connection between art and nature and we like to support each other.” Carol Lang, vice president of the Contemporary Quilters and Fiber Artists group and art show organizer, said the quilts and wares on display at the nature center aren’t typical blankets. “This is not a traditional quilt show and these aren’t your grandmother’s bed quilts. This is fiber art for your home,” she said. “We usually

have anywhere from 70 to 100 quilts, including the items in our small boutique. Almost everything will be for sale.” One of Lang’s quilts will be raffled-off as a fundraiser. The quilt show starts Friday morning, but there will be an opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday evening. The public is invited to attend. The show is free to Cincinnati Nature Center members and non-members pay the regular nature center entrance fee. Those fees are $3 for children, $8 for adults


This quilt, made by Carol Lang, will be raffled off to support the Cincinnati Nature Center. and $6 for seniors and active military personnel. For more information, call the nature center at 8311711 or visit



October 12, 2011



Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


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


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


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

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


Flu Clinic/Health Fair, 9-11 a.m., CurvesLoveland, 531 Loveland-Madeira Road, Includes flu shots, blood pressure checks, body fat analysis and information on diabetes, heart health and breast cancer. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 6779333. Loveland.


Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.-midnight, Scallywag Tag, 491 Ohio Pike, Spooky Laser Tag 6-9 p.m. with spooky theme. Haunted Laser Tag 9 p.m.-midnight with people in arena to scare participants. $20 for 3 hours, various prices for individual games. Reservations required. 528-3696; Anderson Township. Haunted Tour, 7-10:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, A tour of the grounds. Hear tale of original property owners and witness the fate of those who dared to cross federal guard John Reeves. Ages 10 and up. $7. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


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


Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 8317297; Milford. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1 4


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. 4743100; Anderson Township.


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


Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford. S U N D A Y, O C T . 1 6


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


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

Harvest Moon Hike, 6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take a night hike with a naturalist to see nature in a different light. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.


Scarecrow Making, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Bring your own clothes: $25. Get clothes from scarecrow clothes closet: $35. All other materials provided. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

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



ART & CRAFT CLASSES Hand-painted Glassware Workshop, 6:309 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to paint on glass. Choose wine glasses, glass dishes or glass mugs. Family friendly. $35. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, Free. 248-0358. Milford.


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


Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Hay rides to pumpkin patch through pumpkin town and pumpkin circus, seven-acre corn maze, paint ball pumpkin, caramel apples, concessions, play area and more. Free admission. 697-9173; Loveland. Haunted Laser Tag, 6 p.m.-midnight, Scallywag Tag, $20 for 3 hours, various prices for individual games. Reservations required. 528-3696; Anderson Township. Haunted Tour, 7-10:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, $7. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Hypertufa Trough Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to make your own hypertufa containers. Family friendly. $45. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

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


The Blue Chip Jazz Band will play at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Front Street Cafe, at 120 Front St., New Richmond. For information, call 553-4800. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 8

EXERCISE CLASSES Yoga Flow, 7-8:30 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Improve and provide relief from some chronic health conditions. Release life-long stress from body. Learn basic postures, breathing and relaxation techniques suitable for those of intermediate fitness level. Family friendly. $88. Registration required. 310-9029. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.


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


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


Word Stone Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Put your favorite word in stone for all the world to see. Family friendly. $25. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Lisa Lillien, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Food Network star and author discusses and signs “Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival.” Anderson Township.


Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. Family friendly. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.


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


Hand-painted Floormats, 10 a.m.-noon, Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own usable work of art. All materials provided. Family friendly. $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, $5. 3794900. Mount Carmel.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Hand-painted Floormats, 6:30-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


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


Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford. F R I D A Y, O C T . 2 1


Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.




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

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; Milford.

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


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 9211922. Anderson Township. T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 2 0

EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists Weekend Quilt Show, 5-8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Opening reception. Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists create in all fiber arts, including quilting, weaving, embroidery, rug hooking, doll making, wearable art, knitting, beading and crochet. Meet the artists, view pieces and demonstrations. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.


Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 1 9


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


Kids can go trick or treating through Kings Island’s new Dinosaurs Alive! attraction as part of Howl-O-Fest, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Besides candy stops, hundreds of pumpkins, prizes, and crafts, kids can uncover a giant skeleton at a dig site or decorate a mini pumpkin to take home. Entrance to Dinosaurs Alive! is an additional fee of $5. Howl-O-Fest, which is noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, also includes a hay bale maze, petting zoo, costume contest and more. For tickets, visit Halloween Haunt opens 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 29 for those looking for a bone-chilling time. There are 13 attractions, including two mazes. It is not recommended for children. For tickets, visit

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


“Art Deco: Fashion and Design in the Jazz Age,” a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum, showcases art deco costumes. Curator Cynthia Amneus is shown with pieces in the exhibit, which runs through Jan. 1. Call 513-721-2787 or visit



October 12, 2011


Spicy or traditional, meatloaf is still comfort food Each month, I film my cable TV show “Love Starts in the Kitchen” at Union Township TV located at Firehouse No. 51 in Union Township, Clermont County. Sometimes I have guests and sometimes it’s just me cooking. Justin Hawthorne is the media production specialist who does the filming, and he and Gina DiMario, media/communications manager, do the editing together. Between just the three of us, we put out award-winning cooking shows. I do the shows the same way I do these columns, and jokingly call it “reality cooking” since it’s me who does all the purchasing, prep, cooking, etc. I just finished a show on my favorite comfort foods, and I couldn’t leave out this delicious meatloaf.

Really Good Meatloaf: Two Ways

Meatloaf with spicy glaze/sauce

Mae Ploy is a sweet, yet hot, chili sauce. It’s addictive and can now be found in most grocery stores. Now if you don’t like a sauce with a kick, substitute the optional barbecue sauce. That’s what makes the meatloaf “two ways.”

Preheat oven to 375. Film bottom of skillet with olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft but not brown. Set aside. Mix ketchup and Asian chili sauce together and divide into half. You’ll have 1 cup total and will put 1⁄4 cup into the meatloaf mixture and the rest will be used to baste and serve as extra sauce on the side. Mix together breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, parsley, Worcestershire, oregano, 1⁄4 cup ketchup mixture, salt and pepper. Add meat and onion mixture and gently mix to combine. Shape into a loaf and put on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 50 minutes to 60 minutes or until done – internal temperature will be 160 and/or juices will run clear. About 15 minutes before meatloaf is done, baste with about half of ketchup mixture. After roasting, let sit five minutes before slicing and serve with extra sauce.


Rita’s got two ways for you to fix that old favorite, meatloaf.

Meatloaf with traditional glaze/sauce:

This has more traditional flavor. Use 1⁄4 cup of this in the meatloaf mixture and use the rest to baste and serve alongside. Mix together: 1 cup ketchup 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 ⁄8 teaspoon each: ground allspice and cloves

Smashed potatoes with chives

return to pot to let dry a bit. Mash with half & half. Add cream cheese and mash until cheese melts. Season to taste and add a dollop or two of butter if you like.

Eileen Bittman’s stewed fresh tomatoes

Eileen, a Colerain Town-

ship reader, is a wonderful cook. This would be delicious alongside the meatloaf. Eileen sautés a small chopped onion in a bit of butter. It takes a while over medium heat until the onion is very soft but not brown. Sometimes she adds garlic. She adds a generous couple of cups chopped tomatoes. After cooking, she adds a small amount of sugar, some salt and pepper and a little more butter. If it’s too juicy, Eileen tosses in a few chunks of bread. Top with Parmesan cheese. Eileen says substitute canned, drained tomatoes for fresh if you like.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Use a light hand when forming meatloaf or burgers. Don’t form too “tight” of a mixture – that’s what makes them tough. A light hand gives you a much better texture.

Rita’s show airs on many stations, including • Ch 24 Time Warner Cable in Cincinnati Bacon on top? Why not? Regular or turkey bacon works fine. Even easier: Use your favorite purchased barbecue sauce Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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October 12, 2011

United Way annual campaign continues

Visit for your chance to be an honorary ball kid at a Xavier University men’s basketball game. Each winner will be notified by Xavier and will serve as a honorary ball kid at one home game. Winners will receive two tickets to the game, a shirt and shorts and the thrill of being on the Cintas Center floor during the game.


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United Way of Greater Cincinnati - Eastern Area has announced a goal of $1,446,100, said Stewart M. Greenlee, CEO, CenterBank, and chair, United Way of Greater Cincinnati Eastern Area 2011 campaign. “We’re are urging everyone to join us and become part of our broad community effort to make significant advances and create lasting change in Brown and Clermont counties in the areas of education, income and health, the building blocks of a better life for all,” Greenlee said. Pacesetter campaigns and early leadership gifts have gotten the campaign off to a great start, he said. These include Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County, one of the Top 25 Pacesetters in the full regional campaign, having already raised $3,207, with $1,194 new dollars. “Strategies in place to help us reach our goal include a matching gift program, affinity group efforts, and outreach to retirees and to people who gave in the past but not last year,” Greenlee said. The campaign ends Oct. 28. To learn more about the 2011 campaign, what it supports and how you can get involved, visit United Way’s web site at, like United Way on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at @UnitedWayGC.


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Zach Malec, 16, of Milford accepts a plaque and poster-size card from the staff and individuals at Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) Sept. 12. As part of his effort to become an Eagle Scout, Malec spent eight months working on a 9-foot-tall wooden, covered structure for raised planting beds behind the Wildey Center near Owensville. He also worked with a local Cub Scout troop to design and paint bluebird houses that will be placed throughout the structure. CCDD staff member Kelly Barth, left, and CCDD client David Mueller, center, present the plaque and card to Zach Malec.

Veterans’ Services Commission praised Ohio has one of the largest populations of veterans in the nation; an estimated 900,000 veterans live in Ohio, but only 15 to 20 percent have received the services they are entitled to, according to the director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. During a recent visit to the Clermont County Veterans’ Services Office in Batavia, Colonel Tom Moe praised the office for its “impressive” efforts to serve veterans and how closely the office works with the county commissioners to increase outreach efforts. “We have many veterans across the states who don’t consider themselves veterans,” said Moe. “We’ve got to do a better job reaching out to female veterans and those who served their country, but were not in active combat. It’s also more difficult to get young veterans engaged; this generation isn’t a ‘joiner’ group, so we have to turn to various forms of social media to connect with them. Moe encourages all veterans to contact their local veterans’ services office to discuss the many benefits they may be entitled to

receive. He said the Veterans Bonus program and educational opportunities are currently among the most popular benefits. Moe said the state veterans’ population is down from only a few years ago, because we are losing more World War II and Korea veterans. “We welcome all veterans to contact our office,” added Clermont Veterans’ Services Office Director Dan Bare. “We can help veterans obtain emergency financial assistance, help them with transportation to medical appointments, provide assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and help the veteran or a dependent secure lost or missing military records needed to obtain benefits.” The office staff also is committed to providing markers and flags for the graves of all Clermont County veterans. For more information about Clermont County Veterans’ Services, call 7327363 or visit For more information about the Ohio Department of Veterans’ Services, visit

Humphrey to lead OKI board of directors Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey will serve as president of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) board of directors through 2012. The OKI board Jan. 13 approved the appointment of Humphrey and other officers to lead the 137-member board that includes 80 elected officials. “I am proud to continue OKI’s work ensuring the safety and economic vitality of our transportation network,” said Humphrey. “I look forward to working with other members of the board on numerous regional transportation infrastructure improvements.” OKI is a council of local governments, business organizations and community groups committed to developing collaborative strategies, plans and programs to improve the quality of life and economic development potential of


the eight counties served in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. OKI is federally mandated and funnels about $40 million in transportation funds to construction and planning projects throughout the area. “Our transportation network not only serves the citizens of our region, but links us to the global economy,” said Humphrey. “The research that OKI provides is quite valuable. The agency recently completed a Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (FIAM), a unique tool that will better enable communities to understand the economic value of local land use and zoning decisions.” Humphrey said the best way to maximize the amount of federal dollars flowing into the region is for governments and communities to continue to work together to make improvements that all citizens of the region can enjoy.

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Howdy folks, The A.& M. Orchard out of Fayettville has apples. They have picked ones and also those you can pick for yourself. We are hoping to go this week and pick some. Ruth Ann likes the Stayman Winesap apples to make pies or to cook and they are good to eat also. Of course there are many varieties that are good for cooking and make a fine pie. These folks do a fine job with their orchard and are so helpful with their customers and friendly. Thursday evening as Ruth Ann and I were coming home from choir practice at church, the wind was blowing hard, the ground was covered with leaves. I said it looks like the leaf fairy has been here. We keep mulching the leaves so they don’t get real deep on the yard. Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. there was a wedding at the Old Bethel M.E. Church here at East Fork Park. There was a good crowd. The old church is available for weddings. If interested give us a call, George and Ruth Ann Rooks. The charge is $75 and $25 for clean up. Our phone number is 734-6980. Saturday afternoon there was a special birthday party for a little angel that was 1 year old. Now I imagine you have guessed who this angel is. If not it is our great granddaughter Brooklyn. Her aunt Michelle made a Mickey Mouse cake with figures around it. She was more interested in the figures than the cake.

Mike from the Boar’s Head Bait shop at Afton called this Monday and gave me the results on the crappie tournament that was held George last Sunday. Rooks There were 15 boats in Ole the contest. Fisherman They can weigh in 7 fish. First place was 7 pounds, the big crappie weighed 1 pound and 12 ounces. That’s some fish. Sunday evening Ruth Ann and I went to the Kinners for a birthday party for a young lady that is 11 years old. There was a good group of family and friends there, her grandmother, and us as adopted grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins. Claire enjoyed several nice gifts and some money. The Faith Tabernacle for the Kids will have the Christmas Ministry Santa List. These folks know there are children that don’t have much for Christmas, so they are hoping to provide some enjoyment. These folks want the children to know they are loved, by not only the Good Lord but the church members. If you want to call, the telephone number is 659-5801. The garden is starting to wind down. Some of the raised beds will be cleaned out and mulch and lime put on for winter. The dead tomato vines need to be removed. As I write this a squirrel is looking for something to eat in

the side yard, getting ready to store food up for winter. The walnuts, hickory nuts and acorns are starting to fall. Some folks are gathering walnuts to sell to a company in either Winchester or Seaman that buys the walnuts. I understand they shell the walnuts then pay for the walnuts without the hull. This is a way for folks to make some extra money for Christmas or to buy whatever they need. This will take work, but is a good family project. The honey bees are busy working on the fall flowers and golden rod. The hive needs a lot of honey for the bees to survive over the winter. A friend loaned us a picture of an American Indian holding a peace pipe and had the 10 commandments of the Indians. Here it is. The Earth is our Mother, care for her. Honor all your relations. Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit. All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect .Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more. Do what needs to be done for the good of all. Give constant thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day. Speak the truth; but only of the good in others. Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun. Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks. Go to the house of worship of your choice, and praise God. 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.

Clermont County Public Library cardholders can now check out and download eBooks to their Amazon Kindle or free Kindle reading app anytime, anywhere by visiting Select Downloads under Quick Links on the left-hand side and select Ohio eBook Project. You can also access eBooks through the online catalog. How to read on Kindle Visit the collection of eBooks through the website. • Browse and check out a Kindle book. • Click the “Get for Kin-

dle” button. This opens the website. You may be required to sign in with your account if you are not already logged in. • Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the “Get library book” button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB. • An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. • If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not

have an active Wi-Fi connection, you will need to transfer the eBook to your Kindle via USB. • If you choose to purchase the book from the Kindle Store or check it out again at a later date, all of your notes and highlights will be preserved. This service, powered by OverDrive, is free for patrons with their library card. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Contact the library for more information or assistance.

One Ton Pet Food drive is under way The One Ton Pet Food Drive to support the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry is underway. The goal is to collect 2,000 pounds of pet food. It will then be given to lowincome families to help them feed their pets in this difficult economy. “When families are having a difficult time feeding their children, you can see why they might not have the resources to feed their dog or cat,” said Jim Potte-

baum, owner of KennelResorts in Milford and leader of the pet food drive. “Helping these families keep their pets at home prevents additional strain on local rescue organizations and shelters that are already overcrowded.” Collection barrels are located at three locations in Miami Township: Kroger in Mulberry Square, Panera Bread and KennelResorts. Unexpired, unopened pet food is needed for dogs and

cats, as well as food for other animals, such as hamsters, birds and fish. The pet food collected will be distributed as part of the monthly distribution that the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry conducts from their storage facility in Blue Ash. This local non-profit organization started in 2010 and is run by volunteers. The One Ton Pet Food Drive will conclude Oct. 23. For more details, go to

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October 12, 2011

SUVCW recognizes Civil War soldier buried in Milford

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) recently recognized Samuel M. Hill, a soldier buried next to the playground in Carriage Way Park in Milford. The grave reads “Samuel M. Hill; Born Feb. 15, 1849 - Died Nov. 10, 1873; Age 24 years, 8 months, 5 days; Soldier boy of the Civil War.” Samuel M. Hill’s grave will be added to the SUVCW’s National Graves Registration Database and a flag will be placed on his grave each Memorial Day, according to Bruce Frail,

National Graves Registration officer for SUVCW, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa. An anonymous citizen called SUVCW with the grave location and provided a copy of Samuel’s enlistment papers. Frail will travel to Washington D.C. with the American Civil War Ancestor Research Group to visit the National Archives to search for any additional military or pension records for Samuel M. Hill. Copies of the records will be forwarded to the Greater Milford Area Historical Society.

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

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

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

Saint Peter Church

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

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

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

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


Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

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

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

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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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


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

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am


Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140


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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church

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

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Owensville United Methodist Church



Trinity United Methodist 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)


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

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


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

9:30am 10:30am


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


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

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

683-2525 • 10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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marked container on the church porch anytime during the food drive. The goal is to collect 2,000 items. If you know of a family in need of food, call for help. The church is at 1397 Emerson Lane, Miami Township; 575-9733;

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The Restore Food Pantry Ministry volunteers will conduct a food drive Monday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Oct. 27, to provide food to families in need in the surrounding communities. Members will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable items. No expired items will be accepted. Bring items to the church and place them in the


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


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

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

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

Grace Baptist Church

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

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

Milford First United Methodist Church


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

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The 39th annual Bazaar will be held 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the church. Along with the bazaar will be a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, a bake sale, silent auction, gift baskets, crafts, a Christmas booth and a “People to People” booth. The church is at 360 Robin Ave. in Loveland; 683-2525;;


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Christ Presbyterian Church.

“Trunk or Treat” is the highlight of the annual Harvest Festival. This year’s “Trunk or Treat” will be bigger and more fun than ever. Church members load their cars’ “trunks” with “treats” for the variation on the classic Trick or Treat. Kids ages 1 to 12 are encouraged to come in costume and participate. This is a free event. Some of the activities offered this year are face painting, pumpkin and cookie decorating, games and a Bounce House. The police and fire departments again will add to the excitement. The fun will run from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the church. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford; 513-831-9100.

be sharing about their countries and cultures. The second half will be music in English with a wide variety of styles, and will focus on the tremendous way God has been working in their countries and the challenges of being a witness for the Lord. Enrollment for the holiday session of our Friday Fun Day Program is underway. This is a “Parents Day Out” program and runs from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. each Friday, Nov. 4 through Dec. 16. The program includes guided and free play, crafts, songs, stories and lunch (each child brings a packed lunch). Tuition is $60 per child for the holiday session. Call to enroll. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Church members will host the annual fall rummage sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the church. A bag sale will take place noon to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit the missions and youth funds. The event happens rain or shine. The church is at 1004 Main St., Ohio

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities


October Fest will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the church. Call the church for tickets. The event will include a meal and fun entertainment. The church is having A New Song Young in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at the church. This cultural music group from Hungary, Romania and Scotland offers a program of music and special multi-media presentations of their work in Eastern Europe. The first part of the concert, in addition to an ethnic music performance, will

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

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

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

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

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October 12, 2011


Owensville dentist invents dental product

UC Clermont College won a $5,000 grant from Humana Inc. to help fund a walking path project on the campus in Batavia. “While our college provides opportunities to exercise, our minds through academic programs, we are pleased to receive the support of the Humana Communities Benefit grant in conveying the importance of exercising our bodies as well through the development of the campus walking path,” said UC Clermont College Dean Greg Sojka. The college currently provides no outdoor space dedicated to physical activity and the current sidewalk system provides a disjointed pedestrian experience. The walking path will provide a safe opportunity for 4,000 students, faculty and staff to engage in physical activity. The path will serve as a centerpiece for the scenic campus and community wellness campaign. “This important investment transforms the culture of our entire Appalachian

The walking path will provide a safe opportunity for 4,000 students, faculty and staff to engage in physical activity. community by providing physical space dedicated to wellness and healthy living, making a positive impact for generations. Thank you, Humana, for your investment in our health and wellness,” said Sojka. The Walking Path Project includes four phases, the first one being a one-mile continuous fitness loop that uses existing sidewalks and promotes visibility at intersections. The estimated cost of Phase 1 is $100,000. Those interested in investing in the advancement of this project can contact Meredith Delaney, director of development for UC Clermont College, at 513-558-9964. Humana Inc. announced the grant recently during a gala dinner, its fourth annual Humana Communities Benefit program in Cincinnati.

‘Carriers’ featured in Park National Bank Art Gallery “Carriers” by Jonathan Gibson will be featured in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College through Oct. 28. Gibson, an assistant professor of 2D Design, graphic design and photography at Xavier University, will be featured in a solo exhibit of contemporary collage. Gibson received a master’s of fine arts degree in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. and a bachelor’s of fine arts in painting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Ruth Meyer from “The Artists’ Magazine,” said, “Gibson uses a camera and digital software to capture, explode and recombine figural elements that are hand

collaged on board using acrylic mediums, pencils and paint.” Gibson said, “Smash representation and abstraction together and my work is the aftermath. This work is the psychological construction and reconstruction of the figure.” The Park National Bank Art Gallery is in the Snyder building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia at 4200 Clermont College Drive. Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. The gallery is closed Sundays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will discuss the signs and symptoms of hip pain related to arthritis or injury and cover options for treatment, including total hip replacement surgery. His presentation will be 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia. To reserve a seat, Call 732-8255.

become abscessed. The Greater Curve tofflemire band is made in America. Reality Publishing and the Dental Advisor are organizations that evaluate new products for the dental industry. Both organizations have given high ratings to

BUSINESS NOTES Milford shop celebrating 38th anniversary

MILFORD - Toomey Natural Foods, 914 Lila Ave., will be celebrating 38 years of business with a special event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. During the anniversary celebration, customers can sign-up for free giveaway baskets, sample natural food, receive chair massages and shop 20 percentoff discounts. Representatives from many of Toomey's manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions about dietary supplements. Works from Ally Beads and Row House Gallery also will be available. For more information, call 831-4771 or visit www.toomeynaturalfoods.c om.

Quaker Steak & Lube blushes pink for breast cancer awareness

Quaker Steak & Lube introduces new shrimp and salmon menu items, only available this October. This program is timed to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month where the mono-chromatic seafood can offer a reminder to the public of the steps women can take to save their lives. A portion of the proceeds from each menu item purchased will go to the fight against breast cancer in the local community. Beginning Sept. 27, the Milford Quaker Steak & Lube’s will feature the Sizzlin’ Shrimp and Roasted Corn Quesadilla, Asian Glazed Salmon Salad, Parm Pepper Salmon Caesar, FireGrilled Shrimp Bowl, and the Pan Asian Salmon Bowl. Guests also will find limited time T-shirts available for purchase. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. When discussing the right time to roll out our new shrimp and salmon menu items we knew October would be perfect,” said Marla Pieton, senior director of marketing for Quaker Steak & Lube. “We hope to leverage the

Mercy Health offers hip, shoulder pain sessions Two orthopedic surgeons who are part of the Mercy Health medical staff will provide free presentations and answer questions related to the treatment of joint pain and total joint replacement surgery. The “No Bones About It” lecture series is hosted by Mercy Health and Wellington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Suresh Nayak is a

• The “Greater Curve” gives the dentist the ability to form tight smooth contacts with adjacent teeth. A tight contact with the adjacent tooth is essential to prevent food from getting wedged between teeth. • Using the “Greater Curve” matrix, the dentist can often avoid crowning teeth. A full crown necessitates the dentist cut away the sides and the tops of teeth. Crowning a tooth is a destructive process which often causes the tooth to

Dr. John Favorito is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and who focuses on shoulder injuries and total shoulder reconstruction. He will discuss the signs and symptoms of shoulder arthritis and treatment 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road in Anderson Township. Call 624-4784.


success we see from our limited time menu items and use that exposure to generate awareness for this great cause.” Quaker Steak & Lube® in Milford is at 590 Chamber Drive and can be reached at 513-831-5823. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, visit the website

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UC Clermont wins $5,000 grant for walking path

“Greater Curve” over other systems for placing white composite fillings are as follows: • The “Greater Curve” isolates the tooth from oral moisture much better than other methods. It is essential that during the process of filling a tooth with composite, the tooth be free of any moisture contamination. • The dentist can rebuild missing parts of a tooth that have been severely damaged by decay.

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ential wall, allowing the dentist to place and keep the filling within the tooth. Once the cavity has been filled, the Tofflemire band is discarded. The conventional tofflemire band is used to fix teeth with amalgam. Brown reconfigured the shape of the tofflemire band, which now makes it an excellent choice for placing composite fillings. Brown calls his tofflemire band the “Greater Curve.” The advantages of the


Owensville dentist Dr. Dennis Brown an has created a better method for placing composite restorations (white fillings). Brown’s invention involves the Tofflemire matrix band. Tofflemire matrix bands are thin strips of stainless steel. They have been an essential part of dentistry since the 1940s. After all decay has been removed, the stainless steel Tofflemire matrix is placed around the tooth. The matrix provides a circumfer-

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2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati on Saturday November 5th, 5pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center

The 2011 USO Tribute Cincinnati includes a heartfelt tribute to our 2011 Armed Forces Honorees. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and patriotic entertainment with master of ceremonies Anthony Munoz and special performances by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and the Victory Belles. For tickets please visit or contact Kathy Bechtold at 513.648.4870 for more information. If you are unable to attend the event, please consider donating a ticket for a veteran. Proceeds from the event go to the USO of Metropolitan Washington for programs benefiting wounded warriors and their supportive families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This event is sponsored by:




October 12, 2011

Greenlee chairs 2011 United Way-Eastern campaign CenterBank CEO Stewart M. Greenlee has recruited his campaign cabinet, and is meeting with business and community leaders and implementing campaign strategies for the United Way-Eastern Area annual campaign. “We’re targeting two key strategic areas,” he said. “These include focusing on best practices to help corporate partners encourage employee participation and

make it easier for prospective corporate partners to run a campaign.” “United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, income and health. But it takes everyone working together to create these benefits. And each of us has the power to help create lasting

change,” Greenlee said. Greenlee’s additional community involvement includes serving on the board of advisors of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and the Planned Giving Resource Committee at St. Xavier High School. The following area residents are serving on the 2011 United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area United Way Campaign Cabinet, covering Brown and

Clermont counties: • Kerry Byrne, executive vice president, Total Quality Logistics. • Sam DeBonis, commercial banking officer, Park National Bank. • Rob Etherington, vice president of commercial banking, CenterBank. • Cyn Macke, director of member services, Clermont Chamber of Commerce. • Andy McCreanor, exec-

utive director/CEO, Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati. • Tom Rocklin, senior technical project manager, Siemens. • Joe Schiesler, vice president, Key Bank. • Cheri Strotman, senior credit analyst, CenterBank. • Matt Van Sant, president/CEO, Clermont Chamber of Commerce. • Warren Walker, district manager, community and

government relations, Duke Energy. “The annual United Way campaign is one of the most important things we can do to establish the changes that ripple out to the community as a whole,” Greenlee said. “That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.” To learn more about United Way’s work in education, income and health, visit

Many mental health conditions are treatable SWING DANCE

Nov. 19, 8pm-12:30am. Cheviot Fieldhouse, 3723 Robb Ave. Music by The Dukes. Tickets $10. Proceeds benefit Cheviot Police Association Youth Activities. Contact 513-347-3137

One in four American adults live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition. “Do More for 1 in 4” is a call to action awareness campaign developed by Mental Health America in honor of Mental Health Month to help people with mental health conditions realize they can go on to live full and productive lives. “Some people find it really hard to think that they may have a problem,” said Deborah Spradlin, RN, MSN, director of Clinical Services, Behavioral Medicine at Mercy Hospital Clermont. “But over the years,

more and more people realize that not only is it their right to speak up, but they also have a right to choose the services they want and where they want to receive those services.” One of the biggest challenges is where to turn once people have decided to seek help. “There are numerous options,” said Spradlin. “One of the easiest (is) to talk with your family doctor. He or she can help you identify mental health providers and services. You can also check with your insurance company or your employer. Many companies offer

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workers and licensed professional counselors incorporate cognitive change with mindfulness to improve coping with mental illness and other life stressors. Before patients are discharged from Mercy Clermont, each is assigned a case manager to help assure transition back to the community and to facilitate longer term treatment. For more information about Behavioral Health Services at Mercy Clermont, call Spradlin at 7328741.

Cincinnati Right to Life marking 40th anniversary This year marks the 40th anniversary of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. The organization will remember this anniversary at Evening for Life, Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road; social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. This annual gala for the Greater Cincinnati pro-life community will feature speaker Kristan Hawkins, executive director, Students for Life of America. Hawkins became Students for Life of America’s first executive director in 2006. She has helped more than double the number of cam-

pus pro-life groups in the United States, manages SFLA’s staff and daily operations, and serves as the organization’s official spokeswoman featured in many news outlets. Under her direction, Students for Life of America is increasing membership by using modern technology to help end abortion in United States. Evening for Life will also feature Life Award recipient Mary Clark, 40 Days for Life Greater Cincinnati campaign director; popular emcee Brian Patrick, radio host, Son Rise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio/EWTN

740AM; plus Jim Kathmann, media chairman, to introduce a new key initiative. Tickets are $45 per person; $30 for students. Reserve online at or call 513-728-7870. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations contributed during the evening support Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati and Cincinnati Right to Life Educational Foundation projects. For more information see or call 513-728-7870.

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October 12, 2011





Gross sexual imposition

Tonya Pollitt, 35, 6917 Ohio 48, domestic violence, Sept. 21. Paul J. Wesselkamper, 27, 592 Wards Corner Road, drug abuse, driving under influence, Sept. 20. Sean R. Mitchell, 25, 1 Promont Court, drug possession, paraphernalia, Sept. 21. Angela Williams, 33, 969 Ohio 28 No. 35, domestic violence, Sept. 23. Amanda Sloan, 19, 1087 Muscovy, drug possession, paraphernalia, Sept. 23. Matthew Hyre, 19, 5600 Pleasant View, drug possession, paraphernalia, Sept. 23. Alexander Sweet, 19, 5704 Buckwheat, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 23. Zoe L. Clabaugh, 22, 819 Forest Ave., marijuana possession drug paraphernalia, open container, driving under influence, Sept. 24. Ryan C. Partin, 19, 4282 Ohio 123, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 24. Sara L. Williams, 18, 6064 Jerry Lee, keg law, underage consumption, drug paraphernalia, Sept. 25. Tyler Williams, 20, 6464 Jerry Lee, underage consumption, Sept. 25. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, Sept. 25. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, Sept. 25. Jason D. Stouffer, 22, 987 Ohio 131, criminal damage, domestic violence, Sept. 25.



Offense involved male child at 900 block of Ohio 28, Sept. 22. Male reported this offense at 5928 Woodspoint, Sept. 20.

Passing bad checks

Male received bad check; $700 at 674 Winding Woods, Sept. 20.


Vehicle scratched at 1365 Ohio 28, Sept. 21. Copper ground wire damaged at 5568 Garrett, Sept. 25.

Copper wiring taken from AC unit at WLB Fitness at 6415 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 19. A ferret was taken from cage at 5702 Highland Terrace, Sept. 19. Two AC units taken; $10,000 at 526 Wards Corner, Sept. 20. Copper taken from cellphone tower site; $700 at 6078 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 20. Savings bond taken; $500 at 2108 Cooks Grant, Sept. 22. False returns made, cash taken, at Sears Hardware; $2,793.19 at Ohio 28, Sept. 22. Diamond ring taken; $2,000 at 5908 Milburne Drive, Sept. 22. Copper wire, etc. taken from cell tower; $550 at 834 Smysor Road, Sept. 22. Scrap metal taken of ODOM; $200 at U.S. 50, Sept. 22. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $9 at Ohio 28, Sept. 22. I-beam taken from ODOM lot at U.S. 50, Sept. 23. Clothing taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, Sept. 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at U.S. 50, Sept. 23. Radar detector taken from vehicle; $20 at 1893 Pebble Ridge No. 1, Sept. 23. Outdoor solar lights taken; $40 at 5710 Linden Drive, Sept. 24. I-Pod, etc. taken from locker at Robbins Building; $570 at No. 2 Eagles Way, Sept. 23. Copper wire taken from Duke Energy substation at Ohio 28 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Sept. 26. AC unit taken at Brewer Co.; $5,000 at U.S. 50, Sept. 26.

Counterfeit $100 bill passed at Cricket at Ohio 28, Sept. 24.


At Ohio 48, Sept. 20. At Ohio 28, Sept. 23. At Ohio 131, Sept. 25.

Lawrence D. Baker, 26, 8249 Ohio 73, contempt of court, Sept. 28. Jeremy A. Berrier, 23, 2048 Oakbrook Place, recited, Oct. 1. Alexandra L. Besuden, 23, 608 Park

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at 969 Ohio 28 No. 73, Sept. 22.

Burglary, vandalism

Garage door, lights, etc. damaged at 735 Bramblewood, Sept. 23.

Criminal damage

Criminal simulation Domestic violence





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Ave., recited, Sept. 28. Doreena J. Bobbitt, 54, 541 Garfield Ave., recited, Sept. 30. Greg Brown, 31, 2377 Victor St., warrant, Sept. 26. Luke J. Brown, 34, 3628 Sunrise Lake, contempt of court, Oct. 1. Amanda F. Cassinelli, 28, 126 Cash St., contempt of court, Sept. 29. Jason M. Coon, 24, 4990 McKay Road, driving under influence, Oct. 2. Irvin Jordan, 53, 540 Lila Ave., recited, Sept. 27. Jennifer Kasperson, 27, 111 Trevor St., recited, Sept. 30. Jeffrey Opp, 44, 8213 Dimmick Road, driving under influence, drug abuse, Sept. 27. Star L. Powell, 32, 1774 Stumpy Lane, warrant, Sept. 26. Vincent M. Self, 29, 63 Concord Woods, warrant, Sept. 28. Stephanie Shadoan, 20, 2108 Oakbrook Place, recited, Sept. 28. John Sullivan, 25, 20 Susan Circle No. 5, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, Oct. 2. Robert T. Taylor, 28, 2160 Fulton Ave., recited, Sept. 26. Justin E. Tolliver, 22, 966 May St., recited, Sept. 28. Billy J. Underwood, 24, 36 Bay Meadow Drive, contempt of court, Oct. 2. Robert P. Waldron, 28, 6601 Beechmont Ave., contempt of court, Sept. 30. Jeffrey Walker, 54, 2441 Old Ohio 32, telephone harassment, menacing, Sept. 30.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Copper piping and wire taken at 436 High St., Sept. 27.

About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721. Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200. Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Oct. 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Oct. 1.


Trespassing on property at 2000 Oakbrook Place, Oct. 2.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Two Juveniles, 17, open container, underage consumption. Juvenile, 16, open container, underage consumption. Juvenile, 16, open container, underage consumption. Eric Moberg, 20, 555 Roundbottom Road, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption. David Moses, 21, 2560 Ohio 28, theft.

Incidents/investigations Assault



Various items taken from vehicles at Happy Hollow complex at 5605 Happy Hollow, Sept. 28. AC unit taken at 43 E. Main St., Sept. 29. Cell phone taken in lot of Bob Evans at 151 Old Bank Road, Sept. 29. Medication taken at 707 Ohio 28 No. 115, Sept. 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive,

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 136F, Sept. 18.

At 6133 Pin Meadows, Sept. 17.

Criminal damage

At 6767 Linton Road, Sept. 18.


At 1527 Rolling Knoll, Sept. 16.





Neighbor dispute reported at 961 Seminole Trail, Sept. 28.



At 6587 Ohio 132, Sept. 16. At 1517 Ohio 28, Sept. 17.



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


5950 Deerfield Blvd., Bernice Hundley to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.5000 acre, $26,667. 5641 Ivy Lane, Jerry & Karen Brooks to U.S. Bank NA, 0.7830 acre, $60,000. 6327 Liberty Lane, Kirk Pies to Michael Clay & Halie Norton, 0.4370 acre, $165,000. 6596 Ohio 48, Ray & Phyllis Redmon to Thomas Greg Zimmer, 1.4110 acre, $119,900. 1434 Woodville Pike, Kathryn Prinzing to Melissa Bilby, $105,000.


6429 Airdrie Court, Jason & Angela Smart to Kevin & Suzanne Salm, 0.3000 acre, $288,000. 2104 Amber Hill, Pete Lahn to Brian & Christina Carlson, 0.4670 acre, $14,000. 5754 Ashby Court, Land Liquidators LLC to Chad Sheppard, $45,000. 1306 Betty Lane, Patrick & Judy Smyth to Barbara & Timothy Brewer, $84,900. 5447 Carter Way, William Singleton, trustee to Judith Wilson, 1.1800 acre, $159,000. 6196 Cook Road, Thomas Tolbert, et al. to The Huntington National Bank, 0.8900 acre, $90,000. 6211 Cook Road, Joseph Martinelli Jr. to John & Mary Showman, 0.5160 acre, $127,000. 6099 Donna Jay Drive, Garland Gibson to Jayson & Jennifer Robertson, 0.8000 acre, $125,000. 1163 Falcon Ridge Court, Kevin Murray to Thomas & Maranda Vormwald, 0.3130 acre, $226,000. 1116 Hayward Circle, Brian Meyer, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 0.2938 acre, $185,000. 1590 Hunt Club Drive, Scott & Kathryn Loomis to Andrew Bulluck & Arin Fletcher-Bullock, 0.4590 acre, $230,000. 604 Laurel Oaks Drive, Morgan & Sean Kooshesh to Freddit Mac, 1.0320 acre, $175,000. 5716 -B Signal Hill Court, SOJOURN SOUTH LLC to Kamp Real Estate LLC, 1.0200 acre, $97,000. 6651 Smith Road, Donald Glaser to William Welsch, 0.9200 acre,

$266,000. 1098 Sophia Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Daniel & Nicole O’Brien, $263,920. 5749 Willnean Drive, Ruie Hammond to Geoff Hammerle, 0.4850 acre, $174,000.


556 Clark St., Michael Davis to Nathan & Megan Buldain, 0.1290 acre, $85,000. 314 Miami Lakes Drive, Polly Duplace, trustee to Ella Bosse, $185,000. 42 Powhatton Drive, Rebecca Jones, successor trustee to Frank & Frances Pisano, $112,000. 38 Robbie Ridge, Jerry Butler to James Whalen, $130,450.


2189 Cedarville Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Phillip Phipps, 1.0000 acre, $30,000.

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Onthe record

October 12, 2011

IN THE COURTS ``in the courtsThe following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Pleas W. Nichols vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/Ohio Bureau of Executive Management Services Inc. of IN, worker’s compensation. Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Matthew E. Marshall, et al., forclosure. PennyMac Loan Services LLC vs. David Vanoli, et al., forclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Robert D. Bruce, et al., forclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Earle K. Kelch III, et al., forclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. George E. Case, et al., forclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Paul W. Oser, et al., forclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Adam Jansen, et al., forclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Association vs. Christopher J. Murphy, et al., forclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Keith R. Sanderfer, et al., forclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Glenn Lewis, et

al., forclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Michael A. Redslob, et al., forclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. John T. Boots, et al., forclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Gregory Richard Henson, et al., forclosure. OneWest Bank FSB vs. Eric C. Huber, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Arthea M. Tremper, et al., forclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Marie Fritz, et al., forclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Kellie Palm, et al., forclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Sandra Dutlinger, et al., forclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Ryan J. Fisher, et al., forclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Janice Ferguson, et al., forclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condominium Owners Association vs. Jerry Kovacik, et al., forclosure. Weststar Mortgage Corp. vs. Christopher T. Smith, et al., forclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Crystal Beverly, et al., forclosure.

HSBC Bank USA vs. Shawn A. Armstrong, et al., forclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Linda Lykins, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Sonya R. Holt, et al., forclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. John R. Strong, et al., forclosure. First Place Bank vs. Rita C. Grizzle, et al., forclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard E. Stowell, et al., forclosure. United States of America acting through the Rural vs. Myrtle Ruth Mills, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Stephen E. Neaves, et al., forclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Jay Price, et al., forclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Deborah L. Schrichten, et al., forclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Kenneth P. Clark, et al., forclosure. Shoppes at Kennedy’s Landing vs. Ju Jus Boutique Inc., et al., other civil. State of Ohio Department of Health vs. McNamaras Irish Pub LLC, other civil.





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Jani Skirvin vs. Danny L. Skirvin Janet Moorhead vs. Robert Moorhead Richard S. Farley vs. Christine A. Farley Daniel W. Brooks vs. Deanna D. Jester


Kevin Harner vs. Nicole Harner Jennifer R. Ores vs. Brian J. Ores Sandra R. Dooley vs. Scott H. Dooley Heather D. Molen vs. Jeramy D. Molen Christa L. Osborne vs. Darren K. Osborne Sue Adkins vs. Gregory Gheen James L. Gerald vs. Tammy L. Gerald Penny D. Peveler vs. Ronald B. Peveler


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. Grand Jury Shannon Dangela Taylor, 22, 2002 Still Water Lane No. 8, Milford, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Dale Anderson Jr., 34, 6819 Oak Grove Road, Georgetown, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Devin M. Holm, 25, 3650 Rolling Ridge Road, NE Canton, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Travis Gardner Brewer, 39, 107 Foote Ave., Bellevue, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Anthony Joseph Smith, 28, 415 Main St., New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Brett Amos Noonan Jr., 25, at large, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Johnathan Lewis Adkins, 27, at large, notice of change of address, Cler-

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. mont County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew Earl Idler, 22, Clermont County Jail, S rape, gross sexual imposition, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Tyler Gosney, 22, 10934 Creekside Drive, Pleasant Plain, trafficking in marijuana, receiving stolen property, having weapons while under disability, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander James Cummins, 22, 3612 North Heartwood, Amelia, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Raymond Jackson Ballew Jr., 20, 3955 Fulton Grove Road, Cincinnati, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


Preston Construction, Williamsburg, garage, 7202 Goshen Road, Goshen Township, $17,000. Maxwell Uecker, Goshen, pole barn, 4339 Moore Marathon, Jackson Township, $15,000. Broyles Electric Service, Dayton, alter, 6091 2nd St., Miami Township. National Heating and AC Co., Cincinnati, HVAC, 10 Commons Drive, Miami Township. Ramsey Contracting, Mason, garage, 749 Alpine Drive, Miami Township, $50,000. KET Plumbing Inc., Williamsburg,

addition, 111 Cleveland Ave., Milford City. Russell Plumbing Inc., Cincinnati, addition, 999 Wallace Ave., Milford City. JTH Electric, Goshen, alter, 2292 Whitmer Road, Stonelick Township. Barker Electric, Batavia, alter, 5548 Ohio 132, Stonelick Township. Tim Boler, Fayetteville, new, 7051 Goodwin Road, Wayne Township, $169,000.


Goshen, alter, 6624 Ohio 132, Goshen Township. Beck Heating & Air Conditioning, Milford, alter, 1220 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Roberts Engineering, Milford, alterMeijer Drive water service, Miami Township. Liberty Electrical Systems, Mason, fire alarm, 263 Main St., Owensville Village. Donald Bucksath, Cincinnati, alterBuc’s Quick Stop, 6568 Ohio 727, Wayne Township.

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DEATHS Carol Arnold

Carolyn K. “Carol” Arnold, 57, Milford, died Sept. 29. She was a pharmacy technician for Kroger. Survived by husband Dwight Arnold; daughter Dawn Arnold; siblings Darla Rose, Linda Cresie, Christine Bilby, Shelia Spurling, Bonnie Rogers, Dennis Goodin; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by brother Tony Goodin. Services were Oct. 3 at Evans Funeral Home.

Carl Davidson

Carl Vernon Davidson, 83, Newtonsville, died Oct. 5. He was an electrical inspector with American Laundry and Machine, as well as a farmer. Survived by children Beverly Wells, Deb Quallen, Nancy Helmig; granddaughter Katrina Kirby; greatgrandchildren Courtney, Alex, Joseph Kirby, Shelby, Derrick, Ashley Helmig; siblings Alfreda Enger, Norma Reveal, Russell Davidson. Preceded in death by wife Martha Ansteatt Davidson, siblings Robert, Howard Davidson.

Services were Oct. 6 at Newtonsville United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Newtonsville United Methodist Church.

Barry Kahny

Barry Kahny, 56, Goshen, died Sept. 29. He was a production manager for Landor. Survived by partner Toni Doty; son Adam Kahny; mother Adelle Kahny; siblings Steve (Tracy), Dave Kahny (Sherry Mechley), Ted (Rachael), Dana Kahny, Mary Anne (John) Lauck, Denise (Tim) Scholl, Beverly (Bob) Wetterich, Lori Reinhardt, Judy (Greg) Arndt, Peggy (Brett) Baker. Preceded in death by father James Kahny Sr. Services were Oct. 3 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials to the Barry Kahny Memorial Scholarship Fund at any PNC Bank.


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Leslie Stamper

Leslie Martin Stamper, 84, Goshen Township, died Oct. 5. He was a truck driver. Survived by children Gary (Dale), Roger Landis, John Stamper, Vicki Johnson, Beverly Borros, Brenda (Steve) Ricke, Stamper Diane (Tim) Liette, Louise (Barry) O’Neal, Cheryl (Sam) Hendrix, Joy (Eric) Kinman; brother Herman Stamper; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by wives Margaret, Joan (nee Redmond) Stamper, parents Benjamin Stamper, Louise Rackaer, brother Louis Stamper. Services were Oct. 10 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of any Fifth Third Bank.


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