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Hayden named Pacesetter
From the age of 10, John Hayden wanted to be a part of The Midland Co. Hayden did work for Midland, eventually becoming CEO, and growing it into a company worth more than $1 billion. For his work at Midland and for his contributions to business in Clermont County, Hayden will be honored with the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award Nov. 4, which is presented each year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. FULL STORY, B1
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The Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department just got a little closer to perfect. Its Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating will drop from six to a four when official results are released Thursday, Nov. 25. Fire departments are ranked on a scale of one to 10 with 10 the worst rating and one the best, said Fire Chief Steve Pegram. “They’ve really grabbed the bull by the horns and done a tremendous job,” said Goshen Township Trustee Ray Autenrieb, of the department’s efforts to improve. “It just seems that everybody is pulling together trying to be as proficient as they can.” Pegram said the new ISO score does more than show residents the fire department is doing a
good job – it also saves them money. “Not only does an improved ISO rating give township residents increased assurance that the fire and EMS department is doing what is required and needed for Goshen Township, but it can also save them money on their homeowner’s insurance,” Pegram said. Homeowners have to discuss this with their insurance carriers. ISO representatives graded the fire department on everything from how emergency calls are dispatched to Goshen to the number of fire trucks the department has, Pegram said. “Fifty percent of the overall grading is based on the number of fire trucks and the amount of water a community needs to fight a fire,” he said. “ISO reviews the distribution of fire companies throughout the
area and checks that the fire department tests its pumps regularly and inventories each engine company’s nozzles, hoses, breathing apparatus and other equipment.” The department’s water supply also plays a large role in the ISO rating, accounting for 40 percent of the total grade. “This part of the survey focuses on whether the community has sufficient water supply for fire suppression beyond daily maximum consumption,” Pegram said. “ISO surveys all components of the water supply system, including pumps, storage and filtration. To determine the rate of flow the water mains provide, we observe fire flow tests at representative locations in the community. Lastly, ISO representatives evaluate the distribution of fire hydrants,” he said.
Pegram said the department’s employees have been working hard to improve the ISO rating and were happy with the results. “This is very good news for us, we’re very pleased,” he said. “The department has been making strides towards improved fire protection and obviously it has paid off. The (improved) ISO rating is a reflection of what we’ve been doing over the past few months to ensure we are meeting or exceeding industry standards wherever and whenever possible.” Autenrieb also said the new ISO rating was just another reason Goshen residents should be proud of the fire department. “I would put them up against any other fire department in the area,” Autenrieb said. “The proficiency they have achieved and response times they have are just tremendous.”
Owensville church to start soup kitchen By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
The Owensville United Methodist Church has had a food pantry for about eight years. The first few years, the pantry served one or two families a week, said the Rev. Mike Smith, the church’s pastor. When the recession hit a couple of years ago, that number jumped to 10 to 12 a week. “Folks in this area are very seriously affected by the economy,” Smith said. In response, members of the church are planning to start a food kitchen that will serve needy families one Saturday a month. Organizers of the soup kitchen found that other churches in the area had soup kitchens available three out of the four weekends every month. “We picked up the weekend that was open,” Smith said, the second Saturday of every month. The church’s first soup kitchen will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at 2580 U.S. 50.
Cathy Meyer, one of the organizers, said Saturday was picked to make sure needy children get a good meal. “The schools feed them breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday,” she said. “On Saturday, who’s going to feed them?” Meyer said the first soup kitchen in November will feature casseroles made by church members. To make the event more interesting, there will be a competition, with clients helping judge the best casserole. At future soup kitchens, there will be competitions for the best soup or chili, she said. In addition to providing food, volunteers at the soup kitchen also will provide help filling out government forms for benefits, Meyer said. Organizers hope to make the soup kitchen a community project, with other churches and community groups helping, she said. The soup kitchen, named The Lord’s Table, is open to everyone. For more information, call 7322208.
Cinderella gathers with the mice in Clermont Northeastern Elementary School’s production of “Disney’s Cinderella Kids.” Clockwise from bottom left are Daniel Amiott, Skylar Shircliff, Keeley Keirns as Cinderella, Seth Teaney and Joey Putnam. The play will be presented at CNE High School this weekend. For more, see page A7.
CNE looks for ways to avoid deficit By John Seney email@example.com
Officials in the Clermont Northeastern school district are looking for ways to avoid a budget deficit in 2012. Treasurer Brian Switzer told school board members Oct. 21 his five-year financial forecast was predicting a deficit of $431,991 in June 2012.
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However, the forecast could change before then, he said. “It’s too early to panic yet,” Switzer said. He said one reason for the Switzer loss of revenues was growing tax delinquencies. Switzer said he and Superin-
tendent Neil Leist in the next several months would be looking for ways to increase revenue or cut spending. One option would be the sale of surplus property, he said. Because the five-year plan forecasts a deficit, a plan for corrective action had to be filed with the state within 90 days, Switzer said. “Corrective action will be need
to be taken in the spring,” he said. Board member Patty Spencer said if the board had not passed an inside millage tax increase last year, the district would be in worse shape. “It’s not like we haven’t been through this before,” said board member Mike Freeman. “A lot of districts are in worse shape than we are. I think we have done an excellent job.”
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Goshen Twp. establishes lockbox program for seniors By Mary Dannemiller email@example.com
If a senior citizen falls in their home and can’t get to the front door, paramedics often have to force their way in, damaging the patient’s property. Goshen Township firefighter/paramedic Kelly Kline and firefighter/EMT Doug Engled Jr. want to change that through their new lockbox program. The two are accepting applications from senior citizens in the township who have a medical condition which may prevent them from getting to the front door in an emergency. The lockboxes will hold a copy of the house key, but only will be accessible with a special code. “We decided it would be a great benefit to our senior citizens to start a lockbox program (for people) who can’t get up in the middle of the night to unlock their door,” she said. “We don’t
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like to bust in doors and windows to help these people.” The fire department received a donation to get the program started from the Goshen Township Fire & EMS Association which will pay for 12 lockboxes, Engled said. “The lockboxes will be on a loan basis and if they no longer need it, we’ll ask it be returned. We’ll also make them available for purchase if they would like to do so,” he said. Kline also said she and Engled would make sure only residents who absolutely needed the boxes would get one. “There is an application process so if a young 32year-old healthy person wants one because she forgets her keys all the time, she’s not getting one,” Kline said. “This is for elderly people with severe medical problems.” The lockbox information will be given to the Clermont County Communication Center, who will alert responding firefighters, paramedics or police officers that the resident has a lockbox. “We’ll install the lockbox with an unique code then send a form to the Clermont County Communication Center with the information,” Engled said. “When
they dispatch us they would have to contact an officer on duty with the lockbox information on a public service line to prevent the code from going over the air waves. Then we get the lockbox number and get in the residence without causing any damage.” Engled also is gathering information ranging from medical history to allergies from Goshen residents for a Helping Hands Senior Safety Program. “Our goal is to provide emergency responders in our community with the most updated information readily available to better serve the residents of Goshen Township,” he said. “We’re looking for the patient’s name, address, medical problems, history, allergies, basically anything they would want us to know if they couldn’t tell us.” The information will go in a database which firefighters and paramedics will be able to pull up after a call is dispatched, Engled said. “Many of the surrounding communities currently have some form of this program,” he said. “We would like to adopt out own version to better serve the residents of Goshen Township.” For more information about your community, visit cincinnati.com/goshentownship.
Boys & Girls Club gets $2,500 donation By Mary Dannemiller firstname.lastname@example.org
A pair of Goshen farmers recently won $2,500 for the efforts of Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor to establish a Boys & Girls Club. Karyn Forman and Scott Forman won the money from the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program and the Monsanto Fund and were allowed to donate their winnings to a non-profit organization of their choosing. The Formans farm corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and have about 100 heads of cattle on their farm on Hill Station Road in Goshen. Karyn said she picked the Goshen Boys & Girls Club after reading about Taylor’s push to raise enough money to start a full-time club. “(Taylor) hasn’t touched my life personally, but I know he does a lot of good in the schools,” Karyn said. “I think this will be a great thing for the community.” Even with the donation, Taylor has not raised the $150,000 required to start a full-time club, but is plan-
Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor accepted a $2,500 donation from the Monsanto Fund Tuesday, Oct. 19. From left: Monsanto Fund representative Jeff Weaver, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Nancy Ball, Goshen Township Police Officer James Taylor and Goshen farmer Karyn Forman, who won the money for Taylor. ning to open a part-time club next summer with the help of Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Nancy Ball. “We can settle for a parttime club for now,” he said. “You go for the gold and sometimes you have to take the bronze, but this is good. It’s actually happening.” Taylor said the club will be for children 12-years-old and up and will provide a positive place for the preteens and teenagers to spend their time while school is out. “This is an opportunity for all of Goshen to get
together and do this,” he said. Though Taylor hasn’t been able to raise enough money to start a full-time club, Ball said the donations he has received show there is interest for a club in the township. “In this economic climate, the progress they made is a good thing,” she said. “We fully intend to continue working with them to make it a reality at some point.” Jeff Weaver, a Monsanto representative, said the Formans were selected out of about 13,000 applicants.
Vandals were mad at football coach By Mary Dannemiller email@example.com
A former member of the Goshen High School football
team admitted Monday, Oct. 18, to vandalizing the school’s football field and press box in a fit of rage directed at Coach and Assistant Principal Nick Inabnitt. The football player is a 17-year-old Goshen resident who is facing a felony charge of vandalism of a government entity. Cory Jurich, 18 of Goshen, helped vandalize the field and also is facing a felony charge of vandalism of a government entity, according to the police report. The vandalism was discovered early Sunday, Oct. 17. The football field had been sprayed with yellow powder from a fire extinguisher and large sections of turf were cut from the field and thrown over the stadium’s fence, according to the police report. There also was a note left on the field which directed expletives at Inabnitt. The press box at the stadium also was covered in yellow powder from a fire extinguisher and a computer was missing. Goshen Superintendent Charlene Thomas would not confirm whether the pair are students at Goshen High School because the school is conducting its own investigation into the incident. “We are not finished
with our investigation at this time,” she said. “When our investigation is complete, the appropriate disciplinary action will be rendered.” According to the police report, the former football player admitted to cutting the football field, throwing the turf over the fence and breaking into the press box. Once inside the press box, Jurich said they sprayed the room with a fire extinguisher then sprayed the field and hid a computer used for the scoreboard in a dugout. Jurich also said he was the one who left the note on the field which directed at Inabnitt. “He stated they were extremely upset with Coach Inabnitt,” Goshen Police Officer James Taylor wrote in the report. “He stated they just got caught up in the moment feeding off one another’s anger.” Goshen police were able to track the pair down after matching a footprint left at the scene with a pair of shoes found in the backseat of one of the suspect’s family cars. The Community Press will update this story as more information becomes available.
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Milford Black Heritage Society to celebrate military veterans The Milford Area Black Heritage Society is a new organization that acknowledges and promotes awareness of the longtime existence of black Ameri-
cans in Milford and surrounding areas as well as recognizes the many positive contributions black Americans have made and continue to make in the
community. The society members will host a program honoring black veterans of the U.S. military from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at
the Miami Baptist Church, 740 Elizabeth St. in Milford. The guest speaker will be Dr. Charles O. Dillard, Internal Medicine Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army Med-
ical Corps. This program shines a spotlight on female members of the military and is designed to acknowledge the service of African-
American servicemen and women who often go unnoticed. Refreshments will be served immediately following the program.
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MONROE TWP. – The Monroe Grange Card Party will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The card party is open to the public. Euchre is played, which costs $1.50. Refreshments are available.
Choir to perform
GOSHEN – The Goshen High School Show Choir will perform at the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) 2010 Student Achievement Fair Nov. 9 in Columbus. The student group is one of just five in the state chosen to perform at the fair, which is a highlight of OSBA’s 55th annual Capital Conference and Trade Show. The conference, Ohio’s premier education event, runs Nov. 7 through Nov. 10. The choir, representing OSBA’s Southwest Region, will perform from 2:40 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Hall D of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. The OSBA Student Achievement Fair is a showcase of innovative programs that Ohio public school districts have created to promote exceptional student achievement. The overwhelmingly successful event will highlight 100 outstanding initiatives from Ohio school districts.
The delegates to the convention will give their report and the plans for upcoming events will be discussed.
BATAVIA – The following is a list of upcoming programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. Meetings are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohcle cgs/ or call 513-723-3423. The programs are held at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia, unless noted otherwise. • Saturday, Jan. 8. Program: “Genealogy Open House.” Learn about local and regional resources for research, ask “brick wall” questions, tour the CCGS collection and meet genealogy members. Meeting is at the Doris Wood Library at 1 p.m. • Saturday, Feb. 5. Program: “Our Favorite Ancestor.” In honor of Valentine’s D a y , attendees
share short stories and photos of your favorite ancestor or relative. Meeting is at the Doris Wood Library at 1 p.m. • Saturday, March 5. Program: “First Families and Settlers and Builders of Clermont County, Ohio.” CCGS members will present the program on the application process for the two lineage societies in Clermont County. Learn about these lineage programs and local resources for obtaining required records. Obtain forms, ask questions and seek advice. This program will be of particular interest to those who can trace their ancestors back to the early settlers (prior to 1820-1860) of the county. Meeting is at the Doris Wood Library at 1 p.m.
BATAVIA TWP. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at William H. Harsha Lake invites children to discover nature and enjoy the great outdoors. Talkin’ Turkey is geared for ages 4 and up, and will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Corps Visitor Center, 2185 Slade Road just off State Route 222 about five miles south of Batavia. Will ole’ Tom survive the upcoming feast? Find out during this program about native wild turkeys. Meet a “stuffed” turkey up close and try to make its calls. Go on a Scavenger Hunt and search for signs of turkeys around the visitor center. The program will include a story and craft. Parents are encouraged to help with this program, and pre-registration is required. All programs are free. For more information about this program and to register, call the Corps Park Ranger at 797-6081 or
Parks open house
MILFORD – What’s happening in Milford’s City Parks? Nothing, without you. Did you know Milford has 14 existing city parks? Did you know 2,374 people accessed the Little Miami Scenic Trail via the Milford trailhead July 28 and Aug. 8? Did you know Milford is at the junction of eight long-distance trails? Do you know what a natural playground is? The Milford Parks and Recreation Commission invites everyone to a public open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 8, in city council chambers, 745 Center St. The commission would like residents to provide feedback and thoughts on the parks and priorities. The hope is to make 2011 “The Year of the Parks” in Milford. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact Assistant City Manager Pam Holbrook at 248-5093.
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MILFORD – The Milford Gardening Club will meet 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The program will be Holiday Swags and Bows by Heather Kalberg. Members should bring greenery and five yards of wired ribbon. There also will be a nature photo judging by Alan Lloyd. Members should bring one of their best snapshots. Visitors are welcome. Call 575-2796 for information.
Paper clover campaign
BATAVIA – The Tractor Supply store in Batavia joined 4-H in support of local youth with the 4-H TSC Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraising effort to benefit state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a Tractor Supply Company store is located. The success of last spring’s campaign spurred TSC’s continued support of the community fundraising event. Beginning Friday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 14, shoppers at the Batavia Tractor Supply Company will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Clermont County by purchasing paper clovers for $1 at checkout. All funds raised through this local 4-H TSC Paper Clover Campaign will be donated to 4-H, and will support local camps, after-school programs and other 4-H youth development program activities in Clermont County.
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Students encouraged to become involved in suicide prevention efforts By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
Almost two-thirds of the high school students who attended a youth summit on suicide prevention said they knew someone who had attempted suicide. The April summit at UC Clermont College was organized because of the rising incidence of suicides by young people. There were 39 suicides in Clermont County in 2009, the most ever, said Lee Ann Watson, associate director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board. The groups with the highest numbers, she said, were adult males, elderly males and young people. “We needed to see what we can do to change things,” said Virginia Den-
What the students said Some of the results from a survey of 165 high school students who attended a youth summit on suicide prevention in April: • 65 percent knew someone who attempted suicide. • 37 percent had thoughts of suicide in the past 12 months. • 14 percent said they have made at least one suicide attempt. • 58 percent said they have been bullied at school. • 40 percent reported cyberbullying. • 60 percent said feeling depressed and possibly suicidal was a common feeling. • 49 percent had lost someone they knew to suicide. • 61 percent wanted to be involved in suicide prevention efforts. • Before the summit, 89 percent said they would tell an adult if someone they knew was suicidal; after the summit, 98 percent said they would tell an adult. • 99 percent thought the summit was important and should be held yearly. nis, coordinator of the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition.. Dennis said 165 students from 10 high schools participated in the summit. The students discussed issues such as bullying, the stigma of suicide and why
young people choose suicide. Their opinions about suicide and how to deal with it were collected, and the results presented at a Sept. 22 town hall meeting. “It was one of the most exciting events I’ve ever
been involved in,” Watson said. “The kids had fabulous ideas.” Dennis said the coalition’s next step is to encourage students who participated in the summit to get the message out to the rest of the students at their schools through peer groups. Watson said steps being taken to lower the suicide rate include promotion of the crisis hotline number (528-7283). The number is being printed on the back of student ID cards at Clermont County schools this year. “We’re trying to push the hotline so people have a place to call,” she said. Samantha Servizzi, a Milford High School senior who attended the April summit and the town hall meeting, said she started taking suicide seriously when she lost someone she
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U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt congratulates Chaplain Lt. Col. Jess Abbott of the U.S. Army Reserves after the Clermont County commissioners recognized Abbott Oct. 27 for his service to the country. Abbott, a Miami Township resident, has been a chaplain with the reserves for 20 years. He will be deployed to Iraq in January.
Whether you’re a high school senior who needs community service hours to graduate or a recent retiree with extra time on your hands, the Clermont County Public Library Volunteer Fair is the place to look for volunteer opportunities. The Milford-Miami Township Branch, 1099 Ohio 131, will host the fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, for adults and teens. Groups including the
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and town hall meeting were helpful. “I thought it was great to get more of the community involved,” she said.
Cincinnati Nature Center, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Greater Milford Historical Society will have information booths set up in the library’s meeting room. “The volunteer fair is great for people who are looking to get involved in their community, but don’t know where to start,” said library spokeswoman Amy Prewitt. “We’re bringing the organizations that need help to one convenient location,” she said. Branch supervisor Emily Wichman said she got the idea for the volunteer fair after the library was forced to lay off its pages and needed volunteers. “The need for volunteers is something I hear repeatedly from different organizations,” she said. “There is a need out there to hook the public up with the programs who are looking for them.”
Wichman also said volunteering is good opportunity for people who don’t have jobs to stay active and connected in the community. “We have unemployed people in the library doing job hunting and they want to get experience and keep themselves involved,” she said. “While they’re waiting to get hired, they can get references this way and keep doing something while they’re out of the work force.” Even though volunteers aren’t paid for their work, Prewitt said the connections they make are priceless. “Volunteering can be a fun, no pressure opportunity to meet people, network and gain new skills – all of which are essential in today’s job market,” she said. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/miamitownship.
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The Clermont County commissioners have decided to stick with Metro to provide the Eastgate Express bus route for the rest of this year. The route runs from Eastgate to Cincinnati. There currently are six pickup times in the morning and six drop-offs in the evening. Originally the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and Metro contract included a 25-percent increase from 2009. However, after Clermont Transportation Connection Director Ben Capelle proposed having CTC offer the Eastgate route, Metro and SORTA said they would keep the contract at the 2009 rate. Capelle said to have that price, Metro plans to cut the stops from 12 to 10, meaning five in the morning and five in the evening. While the commissioners originally were concerned about the change in service, Capelle said CTC employees counted the number of East-
There currently are six pick-up times in the morning and six dropoffs in the evening. gate Express riders and found five buses twice a day could accommodate the current ridership. “I think the ridership is low enough that five runs wouldn’t be a bad thing. I think it’s in our best interest to stick with Metro,” Capelle said. He said Metro probably wouldn’t just cut one stop time, but rather increase the time between pick-ups and drop-offs. Administrator David Spinney said he didn’t really think of this as reduction in service, but rather a redistribution because some of the Eastgate riders may have moved to the Amelia Route. Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud agreed with Capelle’s recommendation and told him to pursue the contract. The specific revised bus schedule should be available soon, Capelle said.
Kim Chamberland was presented with the Volunteer/Service Person of the Year Award at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27. From left are: Milford council member Amy Brewer, Betsy Anderson, Richard Chamberland, Kim Chamberland and Josh Chamberland.
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Mike Castrucci, center, and Ron Burke, right, from Mike Castrucci Chevrolet and Mike Castrucci Ford accepted a proclamation from Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz. Castrucci was presented with the Large Business of the Year award for Milford at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Businesses, volunteers recognized at C.O.V.E.R. Awards By Kellie Geist email@example.com
Jean Ackermann, coowner of Lehr’s Market and long-time volunteer, was the star of this year’s Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce awards banquet. The C.O.V.E.R. (Corporations, Organizations & Volunteers of Excellence Recognized) Awards was held Wednesday, Oct. 27, at RSVP in Miami Township. Ackermann was given the only surprise award – Humanitarian of the Year. “I am surprised and truly blessed and honored to receive this award,” she said. “I do what I do because I want to ... I don’t want recognition, I just want to do what’s in my heart.” Two of her grandchildren, Ryan and Tara Mick, read letters to Ackermann at the podium and a number of elected officials presented her with certificates and proclamations. Through the years Ackermann has served on the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce board, with time as president. She also has been involved with the school’s
Donohoo, Cupp & Beck CPAs were given the 2010 J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year award for the city of Milford. From left are: Bob Lamb, Gwen Walden, Donny Donohoo, Roger Cupp and Pete Beck. Dennis Begue, branch manager for Brower Insurance Co. in Miami Township, accepted the 2010 Large Business of the Year award at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27.
PTO, booster organizations and youth sports. Now she is helping to spearhead the Milford Schools Foundation. Ackermann said she was surprised at the chamber was able to “dig up” so much on her volunteer work. “I don’t tell people what I do and what I’m involved in, so somebody is telling on me,” she said. “... I’m going to find out who did this to me.” Kim Chamberland, another longtime and active
Milford Kiwanis President Patsy Myers, Miriam Florea, and Chamber board of directors member Wayne Florea spend some time catching up on events before the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27. volunteer, received the Volunteer Service Person of the Year award. Chamberland is a member of the Greater Milford
Clermont County Commissioners Bob Proud, left, and Ed Humphrey, left-center, chat with Marty and Bob Mayer of Kids Against Hunger at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27.
RJ Vilardo, member of the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce board of directors, presented Jean Ackermann with the C.O.V.E.R. Humanitarian of the Year Award Wednesday, Oct. 27. Ackermann, co-owner of Lehr’s Market and former chamber president, was joined by two of her grandchildren, Tara and Ryan Mick. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF
Jeff and Cheryl McVicker from Liberty Tax Service were given the J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year award for Miami Township at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Historical Society and is on the board of directors for the Historic Milford Association. She has served on the board and volunteered for
Granny’s Garden School in Loveland, is a member of the Milford High School Marching Band boosters and is an active member of the PTO at Pattison Elementary and Milford Junior High School. When Chamberland found out she was winning the award, it gave her butterflies, she said. “I’m typically a behindthe-scenes kind of person, so I’m really not comfortable with being in the spotlight. I feel very honored to be chosen for this award,”
Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo Jr., left, hands the golf competition plaque to Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy. Miami Township won this year’s annual golf competition and will get to keep the plaque until next year.
she said. Chamberland said her family has always supported her volunteer work and she owes her success to them. “They have always been there for me,” she said. “I feel it’s important to put your time and money where your mouth is, and I have a big mouth.” The others C.O.V.E.R. Awards winners are as follows: • By Golly’s was given the 2010 Investing In Our Community award for Milford. • Recreations Outlet was given the 2010 Investing In Our Community award for Miami Township. • Donohoo, Cupp & Beck CPAs were given the 2010 J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year award for Milford. • Liberty Tax Service was given the 2010 J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year award for Miami Township. • Mike Castrucci Chevrolet was given the 2010 Large Business of the Year award for Milford. • Brower Insurance Agency was given the 2010 Large Business of the Year award for Miami Township.
Milford City Manager Loretta Rokey presented Tom Seaman, center, and Mike O’Donnel of By Golly’s with the Investing In Our Community Award for the city of Milford at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27.
Toomey Natural Foods owner Mimi Toomey buys raffle tickets from Andy Evans, center, and A.J. Evans of the Goshen Lions Club outside the C.O.V.E.R. Awards Wednesday, Oct. 27. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF
November 3, 2010
Slaby lawyer calls Wilson comments ‘preposterous’ By Kellie Geist firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan Chesley, lawyer for Gary and Brenda Slaby, said Archie Wilson’s alleged comments about his clients are “preposterous.” Chesley made his comments during a press conference about the lawsuit today, Oct. 27. The Slabys filed a lawsuit against Wilson Oct. 26 claiming defamation. Wilson was asked for a comment, but said he was in the hospital after suffering a “heart incident” Oct. 26. He said responded to the lawsuit with an emailed statement. “I would just like to state some facts. The current lawsuit was filed one week before Election Day. Scott Croswell was Slaby’s attorney when the horrible incident involving her child happened. Prosecutor Don White made the decision not to take the case to a grand jury. Prosecutor Don White and (Hamilton County Prosecutor) Joe Deters have publicly endorsed their friend, fellow attorney Scott Croswell. Joe Deters works
for Stan Chesley’s law firm. Stan Chesley is the attorney filing the current lawsuit. The only people from the Union Township Central Committee making the allegations forming the basis of the lawsuit are three known public supporters of Scott Croswell. I never made the allegation that the Slaby child was sexually molested. I never made the allegation that there was a cover up. The lawsuit has nothing to do with the issues in the race for commissioner. I have not lost support as evidenced when the FOP reaffirmed their endorsement. I will trust the public to draw their own conclusion. Just connect the dots,” said Wilson. The Slabys’ lawsuit is in response to statements Wilson allegedly made about the 2007 death of the Slabys’ daughter, Cecilia. The 2-year-old died after being left in a hot car all day outside her mother’s workplace, Glen Este Middle School. In September, the Community Press reported Wilson made statements about Cecilia’s death during a
meeting of the Union Township Republican Central Committee. At that meeting, Wilson said Clermont County Prosecutor Donald White did not disclose all the facts about the death. The Community Press talked to two people at the meeting who verified Wilson made the comments. These two people, Barbara Wiedenbein and Matt Beamer, have affidavits included in the lawsuit. White said he did not prosecute Brenda Slaby because the autopsy said there was no sign of foul play. Wilson is a candidate for Clermont County commissioner. He currently serves as a Batavia Township trustee. “This is an example of where our political system has gone ... I feel honored that (the Slabys) have come and asked me to represent them,” Chesley said. Chesley said the Slabys contacted him about 10 days ago to represent them in a defamation case against Wilson. “I’ve only handled two defamation cases because
I’m a big freedom of speech person, but you cannot go into a crowded auditorium and yell fire because of the consequences,” he said. “… Somebody has to step up and say, ‘Wait a minute. You are going to be responsible for your actions.’ I can’t wait to put this man, Wilson, under oath to explain this.” Chesley said Gary and Brenda Slaby are seeking punitive damages, which they plan to give to charity, and that an apology won’t be enough. “I want him under oath and I want a judge and jury to assess the damages. I don’t want apologies. I want a trial. I want him to go in front of a judge and jury and tell that story. I can’t believe it,” he said. When asked why the case was filed less than a week before the election, Chesley said he’s not concerned with the politics. “I represent only one couple, the Slabys. I am not playing calendar games for a political election or a nonpolitical election. These people came to me 10 days ago and they weren’t angry,
Stan Chesley, lawyer for Gary and Brenda Slaby, held a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 27. they were really distraught,” he said. “… If someone does something to you, assaults you, do you wait until after the election to bring it up?” “Maybe we’re doing a big favor to the community of Clermont County. If this is true, this man should not be in any public office anywhere, any time, any place,” he said. Chesley said he wanted Wilson’s deposition to be taken soon and to be public. “I want his attorney to
say I can take his deposition tomorrow morning. I think we ought to do it as a public deposition. Maybe we do it in Clermont County and we borrow the Clermont County courthouse and let everybody come. Don’t ask for a protective order,” he said. “The answer is let him tell his story, under oath, and let me cross-examine him relative to the things he said to the people he said it in front of. Good luck to him,” Chesley said.
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Child Focus, Inc. CEO Jim Carter said his agency, which provides services for the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, often gets calls for assistance from police agencies. “I don’t always have a volunteer to send out at midnight,” he said. A $223,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice may help solve that problem. The grant to the mental health board will be used to train law enforcement officers in crisis intervention and to set up a mobile crisis unit staffed by trained professionals. Karen Scherra, director of the mental health board, said the first six months of the two-year grant will be devoted to planning, with the implementation beginning next spring. Training will be offered to
November 3, 2010
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Clermont Northeastern Elementary School will present “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” Nov. 5 and 6. Members of Cinderella’s stepfamily are played by, from left, Clara Brinson as Drizella, Alexis Dross as the stepmother and Megan Burton as Anastasia.
CNE to present ‘Disney’s Cinderella Kids’ The Clermont Northeastern drama department will present the elementary school’s production of “Disney's Cinderella Kids.” Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at CNE High School. Tickets are $5. All young princes and princesses in attendance are invited to join
in a royal parade at intermission where they can greet all the subjects and walk on stage and show off their best waves. For more information, contact Dee Thompson at 625-1211, ext. 440, or e-mail thompson_d@ cneschools.org or visit www.cnedrama.org. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/stonelicktownship.
The St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Girls on the Run club is preparing to race in a 5K at Sawyer Point Saturday, Nov. 20. From left, front row: Claire Sager, Sophia Cotter and Molly Hofmann. Back row, from left: Coach Theresa Bolin, Coach Caroline Strong, Mary Grothaus, Claire Woodard, Coach Julie Riley, Sammie Christoff, Coach Taylor Riley, Rosemarie Bingham, Grace Hughes, Emily Potter, Erin Moelle and Coach Jill Reineck.
SASEAS girls build selfesteem with running group As members of Girls on the Run, a group of 10 girls at St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is learning more than proper running techniques. With the help of a handful of coaches, the girls are learning about everything from the dangers of drugs to how to be a good sport, said coach Jill Reineck. “It’s a great group of girls,” she said. “We teach them lessons in bullying, not using drugs, gossiping, being a good sport, working as a team and respecting yourself and others.” The girls held a practice race Thursday, Oct. 18, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to help prepare them for their first road race at Sawyer Point Saturday, Nov. 20. Student Sammie Christoff said
St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Molly Grothaus was the first girl to complete the Girls on the Run practice race Thursday, Oct. 28. she is excited for the race and has enjoyed being a member of the club. “It’s been really fun,” she said. “We get to run and we’re learning
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Keeley Keirns plays Cinderella and Christopher Moorhouse is the prince in Clermont Northeastern Elementary School’s production of “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.
Goshen High School choir to perform at state conference
The Goshen High School Show Choir will perform at the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) 2010 Student Achievement Fair Nov. 9 in Columbus. The student group is one of just five in the state chosen to perform at the fair, which is a highlight of OSBA’s 55th annual Capital Conference and Trade Show. The conference, Ohio’s premier education event, runs Nov. 7 through Nov. 10. The choir, representing OSBA’s
Southwest Region, will perform from 2:40 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Hall D of the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. The OSBA Student Achievement Fair is a showcase of innovative programs that Ohio public school districts have created to promote exceptional student achievement. The overwhelmingly successful event will highlight 100 outstanding initiatives from Ohio school districts.
St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Jeremy Martin reaches out as he cheers for the Girls on the Run Thursday, Oct. 28.
St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Molly Hofmann finishes the race with student Rosemarie Bingham close behind Thursday, Oct. 28.
The week at Milford
• On Oct. 26, the Milford girls soccer team lost 2-1 to Mason in Division I play. Morgan Wolcott scored Milford’s goal.
Hall of fame
Shelly Moeller of Milford was recently added to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Moeller was two-time AllRegion, four-time All-Patriot League and two-time Patriot League Player of the Year. The Athletic Hall of Fame for the Naval Academy was established in 1949 to recognize graduates who have achieved world, national or intercollegiate recognition through their outstanding achievements as varsity athletes.
On the team
Mark Bayman of Milford is a member of the Otterbein cross country team. He is a sophomore majoring in actuarial science. The team is a member of NCAA Division III.
Sophomore Christina Gilene, a McNicholas High School graduate from Milford, is the starting libero for the women's volleyball team at Wittenberg University. Christina leads the Wittenberg team in digs and matches and games played. Wittenberg, with a season record of 22 wins and two losses, is currently the third ranked team in the country according to the latest AVCA Division III Coaches Poll.
November 3, 2010
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Goshen, Milford find XC success By Nick Dudukovich
Two area cross country runners advanced to the regional meet at Troy High School, Oct. 30. Kristen Brady of Milford and Nate McQueen of Goshen advanced to the meet with strong performances at the district championships at Voice of America Park, Oct. 23. Brady finished 37th at regionals with a time of 19:57.3. McQueen placed 114th at regionals, with a time of 19:02.9. Brady, who finished 12th at districts with a time of 19 minutes, 50.47 seconds, said she expected to advance in the postseason if she could run her best time. Toward the end of the districts, Brady knew she was on the brink of advancing, and she didn’t want districts to be her last event of the year. “I decided to speed up because I knew I was right on the bubble of making it versus not making it,” Brady said. “I passed two people and then I felt a little more secure about my place for the last 100 meters.” As Brady came down the stretch, she said all she could think about was finishing the race. “I was looking forward to
Milford’s Kristen Brady qualifed for the regional tournament by placing 12th at the district championship on Oct. 23. being done running because I was exhausted,” she said. Brady also added that her efforts in the meet vindicated the work she put into training for this season. “I have a feeling of accomplishment to know what I worked for all summer finally started paying off,” Brady said.
During the district Oct. 23, McQueen was feeling stressed because he easily qualified for regionals last season. McQueen was unsure of his chances this year because he was nursing a sore ankle he injured earlier in the season. However, two weeks before the race, McQueen
Goshen High School's Nate McQueen qualified for the regional tournament by placing 12th at the district championship Oct. 23. said he started feeling stronger as his times started to drop. He proved his ankle had improved when he qualified for regionals with a time of 18 minutes, .08 seconds. “I was very excited (to qualify),” McQueen said. “Runners started to drop off and I started passing people at the end.” The senior added that if
he didn’t speed up, he would be running in his last race for Goshen. “I knew the finish line was right around the corner and if I didn’t make it, my season was over,” he said. McQueen’s attributed his success at districts to his training regimen. Throughout the summer months, McQueen ran three to four miles a day.
The week at McNick
• On Oct. 30, the McNicholas girls volleyball team lost to Tippecanoe 27-25, 2515, 25-22. • In girls soccer, McNick defeated Summit, 1-0, Oct. 26. Savannah Carmosino had the goal for the Rockets. Alli Thul was credited with two saves in the shutout. On Oct. 30, McNick beat Lehman Catholic, 5-1. Tricia Walsh had two goals for the Rockets. Jessica DeLuca, Savannah Carmisono and Liz Wittwer also scored. McNick will play Wyoming in regional play at Centerville High School, Nov. 3. • In boys soccer, McNick beat Wyoming in double overtime and penalty kicks, Oct. 25 in Division II play. On Oct. 28, McNick shutout Tippecanoe, 1-0, in Division II play. Nick Hunt scored the goal for McNick. The Rockets play Columbus St. Francis DeSales in a regional semifinal contest, Nov. 2.
Crew takes cup
While enjoying an undefeated season, the CUP Crew Boca Juniors take the State Cup title. They battled the best teams in the southern half of Ohio for a two weekend tournament. The Boca Juniors play for the Cincinnati United Soccer Club and are coached by Kim Scheper. The Boca Juniors are, from left: Donny Stock, Joseph Grimes, J.J. Wolf, Brady Roberts, Nate Logan, Jerred McGuire, Jared Gworek, Henry Schertzinger, Harrison Schertzinger, J.D. Locke and Andy Mills. Not pictured, Scotty Horvath.
Milford tight end Robert Overbeck makes a big catch for the Eagles. Milford fell to Loveland 21-6 in the week 10 showdown at Loveland.
Goshen, CNE end season with wins A recap of week 10 football action:
Loveland 21, Milford 6
Milford lost its sixth consecutive game to finish the season with a 3-7 record. The Eagles only managed 174 yards of offense against Loveland. Senior running back Nathan Termuhlen rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown in the effort.
Dragons win the D
The Milford Dragons win the D Jr. Clermont County Knothole Championship. In front are Hunter Frank, Sean Lyons, Cameron Hemmert, Nick Reilman, Tyler Rawlins, Josh Corbett and Keaton Hahn. In back are Coach Brad Lotz, Coach Greg Rawlins, Clay Ruehrwein, Keith Cooper, Chase Hodge, Cameron Tringelof, Zane Lotz and Coach Keith Cooper. Team sponsors are Dunkin Donuts, Shaw Farms, Plumb Tech Plumbing and Eastside Christian Church.
Goshen 40, Greenville 21
Senior quarterback/running back Jamie Ashcraft carried the ball 22 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns in his final game for Goshen.
Sophomore running back Marcus Casey added 12 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown as Goshen finished its season with backto-back wins. The Warriors finished the year with a 3-7 record.
CNE 39, Blanchester 27
CNE broke its six game losing streak behind Jacob Hacker’s two touchdown runs. Quarterback Kenny Thompson threw for a touchdown in the first quarter, while Aaron Wright sealed the victory for the Rockets with a 43-yardtouchdown run with just under two minutes remaining in regulation. CNE ended the year with a 4-6 record.
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November 3, 2010
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Speak out about Duke’s resource plan
The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), the residential utility consumer advocate, has concerns about Duke Energy Ohio’s Long-Term Forecast Report, filed June 15. Duke Energy favors four plans that all involve construction of a multibillion dollar nuclear plant. Published reports indicate Duke would build the plant in Piketon, Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, such a plant “would take more than a decade and more than $10 billion to build.” The OCC and several other organizations have asked for local public hearings for Duke residential consumers in Cincinnati on this issue. Duke Energy opposes the hearings. Investor-owned electric utilities – including Duke Energy – are required under Ohio law to file a forecast report that includes a resource plan. Recent changes to Ohio law require compliance with new requirements for energy efficiency and the production of electricity-using renewable sources. Among other things, the new law requires a utility to reduce its total
sales 22 percent and to produce 25 percent of its load using alternative energy sources by 2025. Half of the generation sources must be renewable energy, Janine such as solar and Migden- wind. The energy Ostrander efficiency and renewable stanCommunity dards contain Press guest annual benchcolumnist marks to ensure utilities make consistent progress toward meeting the 2025 requirements. By law, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) must determine if Duke Energy’s forecast report is adequate, including whether the utility’s resource plan is well supported to meet the energy demands of its customers. Ohio’s electric law allows an electric utility to file for the collection of its costs associated with a new electric generating facility that is dedicated to serving Ohio customers. All customers, includ-
Write the headline and/or lead you expect to see, or would like to see, for next Wednesday’s post-election coverage. “The vote – ‘Politics as usual’ by the people, yet not of. ‘For the people.’” J.W. “Voters say ‘enough!’”
“It’s over! Time now for everyone to work together to build a stronger, better city, county, state and country.” J.S.B. “Dems routed!!!”
“Republicans sweep almost all contests for Congress and governorships!” “Sub-head: ‘That Hopey/Changey thing didn’t work so well.’” Bill B. “ Ya l m a n c h i l l i shocks Schmidt with stunning upset! Democrats retain control of Congress. Americans are smart enough to remember who got us in to this fiscal mess in the first place. We know lies when we see them, from both parties.” F.S.D. “FAIR TAX ENACTED INCOME TAX REPEALED” “Republicans Party!”
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“Would like to see: ‘TEA PARTY DUMPS GOP CANDIDATES IN BOSTON HARBOR – DEMS RETAIN CONTROL OF CONGRESS’ “Expect to see: ‘GOP TAKES CONGRESS BY STORM – COUNTRY CAN NOW ENJOY BUSH ERA ECONOMY ALL OVER AGAIN’
Next question What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. “’Nuff said ...”
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“The Party of NO gets a No from the people.” J.Z. “REPUBLICANS GAIN CONTROL OF HOUSE, SENATE AND OHIO “Expectations for true conservative leadership is high” N.K.S. “Rational, Honest Politicians Take Over Washington (of course, no matter who wins we won't see this one!) D.H. "Right On Track" ... Conservatives Capture America's Heart & Values with landslide victory. C.A.S. “Republicans Sweep The Election Gaining 60 Seats in the House, 10 In The Senate Republicans win Ohio Governor's Race Along with Sweeping All State Offices. Chabot and Schmidt Win Along With Portman. Good Bye My President in 2012.” L.S. “President suffers broken toe as abandoned car leaps unexpectedly from ditch. “A group of fearful good Samaritans, clinging tightly to guns and religion and unable to think clearly, failed to see the president’s foot on the bumper of a car as they pushed it with amazing speed from a ditch.” B.P.
I trust you caught the headlines from last week’s weather. “Storms rip Midwest, Republicans blame Obama’s big government scheme to destroy American weather.” Can never go wrong blaming big government; Tea Party has made a killing doing it. Even the Republicans have a bit to learn from these guys. Read the Tea Party column last week. It’s amazing how thoughts can skitter around. Some parts of what they want are the very things I have thought we need to change for years; I agree 100 percent with the following quote: “Further, the government should never consider using taxpayer money to invest in private real estate transactions.” But, since the government has very little other than taxpayer money, it might be wise to leave some wiggle room – you never know how future crises will play out. I am bothered by their insistence that only private investors should receive protection; other, non-investor, tax-paying people live here who are citizens with an equal Constitutional claim to protection under the law. It seems our local Tea Party is unhappy with some of what Scott
Croswell has been doing; I could have guessed that because I like what he does. He certainly knows we cannot borrow ourselves rich, something the rest of the Len Harding Republicans only out after Community figured the Democrats capPress guest tured Congress and columnist the White House. And just who has taken America? It’s surely not the Democrats because they didn’t get the reins until the economy was already in deep hock and the youknow-whatski was well into the fan blades. Are they worried about big government, the one that snoops on our phone calls, e-mails and library visits? Or the one that can seize our cars and homes if illicit substances are found on our property without further ado or legal procedure? Or maybe they are worried about the big government that can go to war without cause and spend treasure and lives without there being any threat to the country.
No, none of this bothers them. They do rail about the Wall Street miscreants, but are adamant that the government not set any rules. Apparently it is enough for us to shout “No Fair!” at these guys as they drive off in their limos to spend time at resorts we can only view on “The Life Styles of the Rich and Famous.” I’m guessing that what really has the Tea Party rank and file so out of sorts is that the wrong guy got elected president. I’m not sure if they are bothered by the fact that the “elite” has become too inclusive, or if they are afraid that the “elite” may have changed color. They would rather we had an incompetent white fellow, or an ignorant and incompetent white woman, as president than the intelligent guy we got. Tea Party anger is real; Tea Party ideas are absurd. I always keep my daddy’s caveat in mind: The fact that some ideas are absurd never hinders people who choose to espouse them. I’m just sayin.’ Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During deer season, follow the rules Archery season for deer hunting began Friday, Sept. 25, and will be open from daylight until dark through Feb. 6. During 2009 almost 92,000 deer were killed by hunters using a bow. Though archery season is several months long, gun season in Ohio is only Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, and again Dec. 18 and Dec. 19; hunting with a muzzleloader is allowed Jan. 8 to Jan. 11. During gun and muzzleloader season, the state of Ohio requires hunters to wear solid hunter orange or camouflage orange vests, coats, jackets or coveralls for safety and visibility to other hunters. Ohio has designated hunting seasons, limits and regulations based upon species. For example, the state of Ohio is divided into three zones (A, B and C) for deer hunting and in addition to a valid hunting license a special deer permit is required. A deer permit is $24 and is valid from Sept. 25,
2010 until Feb. 6, 2011. An antlerless deer permit is $15 and is valid from Sept. 25, 2010 until Dec. 5, 2010. Clermont County is located in zone C which limits Chief Deputy hunters to no more Rick Combs than six deer, a maximum of three Community per permit. A hunter Press guest may take only one columnist antlered deer in Ohio, regardless of zone, hunting method or season. To hunt on private property, hunters are required to get the landowners permission in writing and must follow proper tag and check station procedures. Ohio is encouraging hunters to use the reduced-priced antlerless permit to hunt more does than bucks
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goes into service? It is also of concern that in its filing, Duke Energy underestimates the economic potential of energy efficiency in its service territory. Letters also can be written to the PUCO to the following address: Public Utilities Commission of Ohio – Docketing Division, Re: Case No. 10-503-EL-FOR, 180 E. Broad Street, 11th Floor , Columbus, OH 43215-3793. Janine Migden-Ostrander is the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. You can reach her at 1-877-PICKOCC (1-877-7425622) or at www.pickocc.org.
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and to donate the deer to the needy in their area. The cost of processing the meat will be paid for by the Division of Wildlife and the meat will be donated to local food banks. The Division of Wildlife is collaborating with farmers and hunters to pay for this service. More can be learned by visiting www.fhfh.org. The 2010 youth deer season, designated for hunters age 17 and younger, will take place Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. First-time hunters must complete a hunter’s safety class prior to deer hunting unless they obtain an apprentice’s license which requires them to accompany a person with a Ohio Hunters License, who is over 21 years of age. More can be learned by visiting www.wildohio.com, If you plan to hunt, please be informed, safe and follow the rules. Rick W. Combs is the chief deputy with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.
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Pacesetter is ‘humbling’ for Hayden
By Theresa L. Herron and Kellie Geist
From the age of 10, John Hayden wanted to be a part of The Midland Co. Every Sunday morning, he would walk with his father to his grandfather’s house, where “I watched (them) talk about business, argue over the business,” he said. “I thought it would be neat to do that.” Hayden did work for Midland, eventually becoming CEO, and growing it into a company worth more than $1 billion. For his work at Midland and for his contributions to business in Clermont County, Hayden will be honored with the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award Nov. 4, which is presented each year by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. “Winning the Pacesetter is humbling because I knew Ed Parish,” Hayden said. “Ed had just a wonderful impact on Clermont County.” “It is gratifying” to be thought of on the same level as Parish,
Hayden said. “I’ve worked hard to make a positive difference in the communities that Midland has been a part of and that the Haydens have been a part
of,” he said. Hayden knew as a young man the odds were against him running the company since it was publicly traded and he was one of three sons. He graduated from Northwestern University, where he played football and had several job offers from around the country. However, he would have had to go to school at night to earn his MBA. Instead of accepting a job immediately, he chose to go back to school full-time at Miami University where he met his wife, Carrie, and coached football. Shortly before graduation, a Midland executive offered Hayden a job. He graduated May 10 and went to work at Midland May 11, 1981. When he started, the company
was writing about $26 million in insurance premiums a year for manufactured homes. In 2009, premiums had grown to $1 billion, he said. In 2010, that number is expected to be $1.4 billion in insurance premiums for conventional housing, manufactured homes as well as boats, jet skis, ATVs, motor homes and other items Hayden calls “toys.” “I got in on the ground floor,” Hayden said. “It was one of the best decisions I ever made.” Every morning, Hayden said he was able to put his feet on the floor and ask himself what he was going to do to make Midland better that day. Hayden said he is proud of what he accomplished. Today, a month after his retirement from Midland, he and his wife have a new company called CJH Consulting. “It was stressful running a billion dollar, publicly traded company,” he said. “Now, I’m looking at a blank sheet of paper. I want to work with people trying to position their companies strategically. I have a bunch of options before me.”
The University of Cincinnati pep band performed at the dedication Oct. 28 of UC East in Batavia Township.
Ellen van der Horst, president of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, said she has known Hayden for about five years. He has been the chamber’s chair and currently serves on the chamber board and executive committee. She said the impact Hayden has made on the local economy and business community is immeasurable. “John is really a game-changer,” van der Horst said. “Look at what he did with The Midland Company and how much that company has grown.” She said Hayden also was the “catalyst” that brought the Cincinnati chamber and the Clermont Chamber of Commerce together. “That partnership has led to great things for the chambers and for the businesses in the area. We look forward to continuing to work with John. We know he will continue to make great contributions to this community,” van der Horst said. “I think he absolutely deserves the Pacesetter award.” Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant said Hayden always encouraged
Part of old Ford plant is now UC East By John Seney email@example.com
Where automobile transmissions once were built, nursing students now are being educated. The transformation of the old Ford plant in Batavia Township became a reality Oct. 28 when the UC East campus was dedicated. UC East occupies part of a 140,000-square-foot office building with classrooms for two-year medical technology programs and a four-year nursing program. The programs were moved from both UC Clermont College and the main UC campus in Cincinnati. There are about 800 students, faculty and staff at UC East, with plans to move more UC programs there.
UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka said at the dedication ceremony the closed Ford plant had become a symbol of failure and abandonment. “But today, the lights are back on and there are cars in the parking lot,” he said. UC President Gregory Williams said the UC East campus was a true example of collaboration between UC, county and township officials and the new owners of the site, the Industrial Realty Group (IRG). “There was the will to make it happen,” he said. Williams said UC East will provide more students the opportunity for a college education. A plaque marking the official dedication of the building was unveiled. It will be displayed in a prominent place
his staff to be civically involved. “John was a great corportate citizen in Clermont County. He always encouraged his executive team to be involved with the chamber and other organizations ... and his workers to be involved with the United Way,” he said. “John also served as special council to the chamber and many other organizations in the county. He was always willing to give of his time and talents.” In his new business venture, Hayden said he will continue using the same principals he, his grandfather, Page, and his father, Joe, used at Midland. The human resources department once asked him to write those values down: Integrity, win-win, team, humility, personal growth, creativity, prosperity, sharing and caring, and infatigueable. The Midland Company today operates under the American Modern Insurance Group and is located in Amelia. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/clermontcounty.
Susan Hillger, an instructor in the nurse aide training program at UC East, shows one of the new classrooms. The mannequin in the bed is used for training.
at UC East. IRG purchased the Ford site earlier this year with $6.1 million in Ohio Enterprise Bonds issued by the Ohio Department of Development. UC is leasing just 18 acres of the 230-acre complex. IRG officials plan to renovate the rest of the Ford plant, which closed in 2008, by dividing it up into smaller sections and leasing to other tenants. The Batavia Township trustees Oct. 5 approved plans for four potential tenants to move into the plant. IRG officials said they are close to signing agreements with the new tenants, who could add up to 190 new jobs. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/bataviatownship.
Jean Shannon, an instructor in the physical therapy assistant program, shows one of the new classrooms at UC East. The campus in Batavia Township was dedicated Oct. 28.
A plaque was unveiled Oct. 28 dedicating the UC East campus in Batavia Township. From left are the UC mascot; Lawrence Johnson, dean of the College of Education; Gregory Williams, president of University of Cincinnati; Andrea Lindell, dean of the College of Nursing; and Gregory Sojka, dean of UC Clermont College.
The entrance to the UC East campus at the old Ford plant in Batavia Township. The campus was dedicated Oct. 28.
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THINGS TO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 4
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; zumbasuefitness.wordpress.com. Mount Carmel. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.
ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Musical comedy about six young people learning that winning isn’t everything and losing isn’t all that bad. $16, $14 students and seniors. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Presented by Botanica, Inc. 697-9484; www.botanicacincinnati.com. Loveland.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Story Time, 10 a.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Stories, games and crafts. Birth to elementary school age. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; www.clermont.lib.oh.us. Batavia.
Bethel Kids, 6-7 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 211 E. Plane St., Grades K-5. Bible stories, snacks and games. Transportation available. Free. Reservations required. 734-4271; www.mybethelbaptist.com. Bethel.
Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Black oil seed, bluebird nuggets, no-mess mix, peanuts, safflower seed, suet and thistle seed. Selection of bird houses, bird feeders and pole systems. $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 5
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; frontiersquares.tripod.com. Milford.
Baking Basics Cooking Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Vital Sensations Kitchen, 1582 Muskegon Drive, Fundamentals of pies and crusts. $25. 513 474-6608; ww.vitalsensations.com. Anderson Township.
Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township.
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Gary Knepp, attorney, historian and author discusses “Beyond the Names,” about the lives, deaths and legacies of 39 men from Clermont County who were killed in Vietnam. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia.
Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Local crafters showcase natural materials and nature-themed works. $5, $1 ages 3-12; free for members. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Loveland High School Arts & Crafts Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, More than 200 artists and crafters selling jewelry, baby items, woodcrafts, candles, dips and seasonings, pottery, purses, floral, ceramics, photography and more. Lunch available. Benefits Loveland Athletic Boosters. Free. Presented by Loveland Athletic Boosters. 476-5187; lovelandathleticboosters.com/craftfair.htm. Loveland. Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Free. 753-6770. Amelia. St. Timothy’s County Store, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Parish Hall. Unique handcrafted items for adults, children and the home, gifts, designer framed needlepoint pictures, Christmas ornaments and decorations, Jerry’s famous homemade jellies and marmalades, bake sale and Granny’s Attic Collectibles. Raffle items available. Free. 474-4445; www.sainttimothys.com. Anderson Township. Gingerbread House Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall Amelia, 1800 Ohio Pike, Jewelry, purses, ornaments, quilts, home decor items, food and more. Free. Presented by Cinderella Affairs. 752-9631. Amelia.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
FOOD & DRINK
Ham and Turkey Dinner, 1-7 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 2297 Ohio 131, Country store and carryout available. $8 ages 13 and up, $7 seniors, $4 ages 5-12; free ages 4 and under. 625-8188. Goshen.
MUSIC - OLDIES
Elvis Night with Jo-El, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., All-night movie, music, food specials and music. Free. 943-4637. Amelia.
The Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562 is hosting a Fish Fry from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at the Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Milford. Choose from fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or a six-piece shrimp dinner. Dinners also include cole slaw and french fries. Carryout is available. The cost is $6 and up. Call 575-2102. S U N D A Y, N O V. 7
St. Timothy’s County Store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Free. 4744445; www.sainttimothys.com. Anderson Township.
Day Trip to Buzzardroost Rock in Adams County, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hiking with CNC Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey. Car pool from Rowe Woods parking lot leaves 7:30 a.m. to arrive at Buzzardroost by 9 a.m. Bring lunch. Ages 18 and up. $40, $20 members. Registration required. 8311711. Union Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
ON STAGE - THEATER
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 6976769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 697-9484; www.botanicacincinnati.com. Loveland.
DANCE CLASSES Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road, Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5 per class. Registration required. 871-6010. Pierce Township.
Volunteer Exploration Sessions, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Discover many volunteer opportunities available at CNC. Family friendly. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.
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EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 4079292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Health Screening, 3-6 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate. Back and Spinal Care Class, 6-6:30 p.m., Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este Withamsville Road, Introduction to chiropractic care and what conditions it can help. Importance of spinal health, good posture, proper ergonomics and biomechanics discussed to help prevent injuries. Free. 753-6325. Eastgate.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
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Stephen Ministry Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Family Room. Learn how to deal with grief, how to help others in need and how to do this in a Christian way. Ages 21 and up. $50 four or more from same church; $15. 831-2528; www.stephenministry.org/workshop. Anderson Township. Bird Seed Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3, $1 children Tuesday-Friday; $5, $1 children Saturday-Sunday; free for members daily and to all Monday. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Botanica, 697-9484; www.botanicacincinnati.com. Loveland.
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Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; www.paxtonsgrill.com. Loveland.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC FARMERS MARKET
Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 5980 Meijer Drive, Free. 965-8240. Milford.
Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
MUSIC - CABARET
FOOD & DRINK
WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
Matt Snow, 6:30-10:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. 248-4444; www.bygollys.com. Milford. Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.
MUSIC - JAZZ
Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.
Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Presenters include local and national experts and CNC naturalists. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 9
EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township. PROVIDED/RICH SOFRANKO
Giles Davies (left), Sara Clark and Ian Bond star in “Dracula” at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. The theater group will be performing the Steven Dietz play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through Nov. 7. Tickets are $28, seniors $24, and students $22. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 513-381-BARD or visit www.cincyshakes.com.
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A short course in an unpopular topic – morality There’s little interest in determining morality today – i.e. the goodness or wrongness of our choices. Our society has carved out its own principles for determining morally good or bad actions. Some of them are: “If it feels good, do it”; “Something is good or bad depending on whether you think it is good or bad”; “Whatever can be done, is OK to do.” But! Suppose Hitler felt good about exterminating so many Jewish people. Suppose what can be done (slipping a knockout drug in a woman’s drink to rape her) leads a man to conclude it’s OK to do, she’ll never remember anyway. Suppose you’re a financial wizard and figure out a way to develop a huge undiscoverable Ponzi scheme and you think it is an ingenious masterpiece. Are all such instances, and countless others, good or evil? How are right and wrong determined? There’s not a different morality for each century. Humans are always humans, and their minds, bodies and possessions are always their own and very precious.
After m u c h s t u d y, prayer and reflection, theologian Thomas Aquinas believed Father Lou that there Guntzelman are three to Perspectives factors be considered in determining moral matters. And all three must be good for our choices to be morally good. The three factors are the objective act itself; the subjective motive of the person choosing and doing the act; and the situation or circumstances. 1) THE ACT ITSELF. Certain acts are universally recognized by civilized people as contrary to human nature and its dignity. Therefore, these acts are objectively wrong. They are acts such as murder, rape, stealing, abuse, injustices; etc. Civilized societies enact laws to define these bad acts, protect others, and teach that associated acts are wrong. A person’s motive may be good, but the act is wrong.
Such a situation has produced the principle, “The end never justifies the means.” We’re not to choose a bad act in order to accomplish a good purpose. I can’t steal from you to enable me to give to charity as a philanthropist. 2) MOTIVE. This is the subjective factor of morality. The subjective factor is the reason in the mind of the person choosing the act. When people claim that morality is subjective, they’re partially right. But they are wrong if they think all morality is determined solely by their motive, that what is good for them is bad for somebody else. Besides having a good intention, I must choose good actions to carry our my good motive. 3) CIRCUMSTANCES. Situational factors often change. So, to do good we must examine our proposed action, and our motive, in light of the existing circumstances. For example, we might want to give money to a poor family (a good act) to alleviate their children’s hunger (a good motive.) But we’ve learned from a very credible source, or from
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our own experience with that family, that the money is rarely ever used for food for the children but to support the drug habits of the parents (the circumstance.) The good act and the good intention are adulterated by the bad circumstance of the parents’ addictions. Of course, many times various circumstances are unknown to us, or they vary so much that it becomes ambiguous and difficult for us to render a correct analysis. We just have to do the best we can in assessing circumstances. Trying to be a moral person is not to stifle us. Morality exists to respect others, promote the common good, and coincide with our nature. Too strict a morality crushes the life out of a human. Too little morality crushes the humanness out of life. It makes ordinary people the pawns of powerful people, and leaves all of us trying to defend ourselves, our children and our property.
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More than meets the ‘fry’ with these potato recipes Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen
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pening in the kitchens of my editor, Lisa Mauch, and my friend Tink Stewart, a Clermont County reader, as well. It all started with Lisa’s request for potato fudge that she remembered from her Amelia High School days. Lisa graduated in 1990 and Ken Stewart was her botany teacher. “Mr. Stewart was such a nice teacher, and I loved
when he brought us potato fudge that he made.” Lisa recalled that Mr. Stewart said it was easy. Since I’m friends with the Stewarts, I asked Tink to check it out for me with husband Ken, but he couldn’t remember an exact recipe, only that he bought a small potato, boiled and mashed it and added “a lot” of confectioners’ sugar. He made this into dough
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For the mashed potato, just boil a potato in water. 1 ⁄2 cup plain mashed potato, any kind. Keep warm after mashing 2 teaspoons vanilla Up to 11⁄4 pounds (or a bit less or more) powdered sugar Creamy peanut butter, room temperature While potato is still warm, pour in 1 pound of sugar. Start beating. It will look really dry at first but keep at it. When you see some moisture beading up on the lumpy dough, add additional sugar until you can roll it out easily. This will depend on the kind of potato (I used red). Don’t add too much more at a time or it won’t roll out. Add more sugar as needed. I used about 11⁄4 pounds. Dough will look lumpy. Roll out on powdered sugar dusted surface to 1⁄8 inch.
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What warm memories these have for me. This was one of my kids’ favorite cookies. Sweet and salty, I called them my homemade “pecan sandies.” Gladys Rabenstein, a Clermont County reader, shares her recipe. I toast my nuts in a 350-degree oven for a few minutes before chopping. 2 sticks butter, softened (can use margarine, but butter works better) 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup crushed potato chips 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans 2 cups flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla. Add crushed chips and nuts. Stir in flour. Form into tablespoonsize balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 13 minutes.
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We loved it so much I made it for Sunday dinner. 1 teaspoon minced garlic Enough potatoes to almost fill a 9-by-13 pan after peeling and cutting into 1⁄8-inch slices (about 6 medium) Salt and pepper to taste 2-4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted Up to 2 cups shredded cheddar or other cheese 11⁄2 cups milk, warmed Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking dish and smear garlic over bottom. Arrange half of potatoes in pan and drizzle with half the butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with half the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients. Bake, uncovered, 45-60 minutes until potatoes are tender.
Dez’s favorite egg casserole recipe printed last week did not indicate when to add the cheese. Just mix it in with the milk, salt and pepper and pour over the sausage. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Clermont County’s largest provider of food to needy families needs some help. “We are consistently running out of food to feed the 1,500 people, roughly 400 families, that turn to us for assistance each month,” said Kirstin Eismin with the Eastern Area Food Pantry, part of the YWCA community outreach program. Located at 55 S. Fourth St. in Batavia, the pantry has served the community for more than 35 years, providing individuals with food, resources and referrals to help them make it through a difficult time. “The demand continues to increase and we are struggling to get enough food to meet the need in our community,” said Eismin, surveying several partially-filled shelves at the Batavia pantry. “We accept food donations, but cash can go a lot further. A $4 box of cereal you buy at the grocery store can be obtained by us, through our food co-ops, for a fraction of that price. A $4 donation could purchase 20 boxes of cereal.” Eismin said many of those who are asking for assistance today are new to the program. “They tend to be not only the unemployed, but the under-employed with a family to feed,” she said. The food pantry is open most weekdays. Call for hours of operation at 7320450.
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Grange convention quite an event Howdy folks, Last week we went to Kings Island Resort and Conference Center for the state Grange convention. There were more than 200 people who attended the convention. The delegates from Granges over the state of Ohio voted on resolutions that were sent in. There were 86 resolutions, ranging from agriculture, natural resources, education and health, and many others that affect the Grangers and the citizens of Ohio. The Ohio State Grange is influential in proposing bills to the legislators to benefit the citizens of Ohio. During the convention there is judging of the crafts for juniors and adults. The Monroe Grange has 18 juniors ages 5 to 14 years of age. These young folks make crafts to be judged, and we took them up. We had two big plastic tubs full, there were 17 items for the juniors and
they got 16 ribbons. For the adults there were eight items. I made a cedar jewelry box and got a ribbon on it. On Saturday there was a breakfast honoring the juniors. There were more than 200 people in attendance. The Monroe Grange had made table favors for this event. These kids are showing the older folks up on projects, attending and getting new members for the Grange meetings. We left here last Thursday morning about 8:30. We had so many items to put in the two rooms. One for the juniors and the other for the adults. They had to be checked in by 10 a.m. On Tuesday morning before we were to go, the State Master called us and asked if I would fill in for the chaplain for the convention. Of course we always do what we can for the Grange. There were several prayers to be given and in
the 6th degree, one was in the dark, but with the help of the Good Lord, we got the job done. The State Chaplain’s grandson was found dead in bed that morning, so the funeral was held Saturday morning. They came in Saturday evening. Then Sunday morning he had the morning worship service and the Butler County Grangers had the memorial service. Both of them were beautiful. The memorial service is in honor of those Grangers over the state that have gone to be with the Lord during the past year. The Kings Island Conference Center was beautiful and they went out of their way to accommodate each of the Grangers and keep the center in excellent order. Ruth Ann was looking for some ice. Since we were on the second floor, one of the workers took the ice bucket and went downstairs and got ice for her.
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sions at bay, recognize and communicate how you feel before tension escalates. Keep Linda up your Eppler f a v o r i t e Community hobby or a c t i v i t y. Press guest R emember columnist fun is a h u m a n necessity. Try to schedule some private time. Even a few minutes alone can have a calming influence on the caregiver. Developing a sense of humor is also a great survival tool for caregivers. It’s important for caregivers to take a break from caregiving. Our adult day center, known as the Welcome Center, provides a respite opportunity for caregivers. This program provides a safe, caring environment for family members who cannot be left at home alone. Another way to lower
stress is to learn how to handle difficult behaviors. Caregiver support/discussion groups provide a great outlet. Listening to others dealing with the same problems, and learning about resources and techniques can really help. It’s always helpful to know you are not alone. Our caregiver support staff is planning to start a new caregiver group, and they would like to hear from you. They are performing a brief survey of ideas and suggestions to get the group started. If you have an interest, please call Connie at 536-4070. The survey can be mailed, but it only takes a few minutes to complete on the phone. The time spent on learning ways to cope will help you deal with the strains of caregiving and help you continue to enjoy the relationship you have established with your loved one. Linda Eppler is the director of communications and lifelong learning at Clermont Senior Services.
Well folks we are back in the funeral visitation again. Last Sunday evening after we got home, we went to the Moore Funeral Home in Batavia, for John E. Wilson. Mr. Wilson, was a state representative from 19621964 and was a recipient of the distinguished Flying Cross while serving in Korea. On Tuesday morning we went to the Evans Funeral Home in Goshen for Marshall Emery’s funeral, he was a farmer and retired from Ford Motor Co.
Mr. Emery was one of 10 children. His father was kicked by a horse and died, not long after his death his wife also died leaving the 10 children. There was some talk about breaking up the family, but Marshall, said, “No Way, I will take care of them.” He was the fourth child and he kept his word, he was loved by his family and will be greatly missed. Don’t forget the Sophomore Turkey Dinner Sunday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Felicity
High School Cafeteria. Our grandGeorge son is a Rooks sophomore so we will be Ole there. Fisherman Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years, with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.
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Miami Township Trustees Ken Tracy, Mary Makley Wolff and Karl Schultz, State Rep. Joe Uecker, John Hale and R.J. Vilardo salute Korean War veterans Saturday, Oct. 23, at Miami Meadows Park.
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Korean War veterans Robert Sterling, R.J. Vilardo and Bill Knepp found a special American flag to fly at the entrance of the Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Gardens and Arboretum.
Tim Humphries, member of the Clermont County Marine Veterans, helps Bea Grooms pour Korean dirt onto the site of the future Korean War memorial Saturday, Oct. 23.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday, Oct. 23, for a Korean War memorial at Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township. The memorial will be just one of several planned for the 8acre tract of land now known as the Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Gardens and Arboretum towards the front of the park. The Clermont County Marine Veterans were there as well as Miami Township Trustees Karl Schultz, Ken Tracy and Mary Makley Wolff. State Rep. Joe Uecker also participated in the ceremony. Work on the memorial will begin soon. To donate, send funds to the National Bank & Trust Company, Korean Memorial, 715 Lila Ave., Milford, OH 45150. PHOTOS BY MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF
World War II veteran Milt Grooms salutes the future site of a Korean War memorial in Miami Township during the groundbreaking Saturday, Oct. 23.
Harley Singleton dumps South Korean dirt on the site of the future Korean War memorial in Miami Meadows Park in Miami Township.
SASES hosts annual Halloween parade
The office staff at St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, dressed as characters from “Shrek,” led the school’s annual Halloween parade Friday, Oct. 29.
Many of the St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton teachers dressed in robes and pajamas for this year’s Halloween Parade Friday, Oct. 29. This teacher had a sign that said, “Wake me in June.”
St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton fifth-grader Tori Schertzer walks Paige, dressed as an alien, in the school’s annual Halloween Parade.
The students and staff of St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton participated in the school’s annual Halloween Parade Friday, Oct. 29. More than 100 parents and siblings attended the event to watch the kids parade through the parking lot while wearing their Halloween costumes. Some of the cool costumes this year included Disney princesses, fairies, ghouls, witches, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Star Wars characters and even a Whoopee Cushion.
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\Kindergartners Thomas Beil, left, and Ryan Williams show off their Halloween costumes in the St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Halloween Parade.
The St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Halloween Parade was held in the school’s parking lot Friday, Oct. 29.
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the National Institute of Neurological Disorders reports it’s likely both genetics and environment play a role. Located at 5989 Meijer Drive in Miami Township, the Families with ASD Center offers free assistance to families living with and learning about autism. “We have support groups, and can help families find autism-friendly dentists and psychologists,” said center volunteer Gary Corn. The Autism Society estimates the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is around $5 million. Recently, Corn worked with Clermont County emergency responders on a plan that would voluntarily identi-
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638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
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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 www.epiphanyumc.org
6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140
176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services
“Room for the Whole Family”
GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org
Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12
681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333
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Owensville United Methodist Church
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service
Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm
Pastor Mike Smith
A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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 WburgUMC@aol.com
Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
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Bethel Nazarene Church
Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies
4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.
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
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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church
ebration and social planned to follow the service. They are also looking for any old Parish or St. Peter School memorabilia or photos to display and share at this event. Any former parishioner or family member of former parishioners that are interested in being a part of this celebration or who have memorabilia to share are asked to call the Parish at 5533267 ext. 6 and leave contact information. The planning committee intends to send out personal invitations in early October. The church is at 1192 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond; 553-3267.
The Clermont County General Health District is partnering with health care providers to inform new moms about their choices in breastfeeding. “In light of the monetary
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
101 South Lebanon Rd. 683-4244 Loveland, OH 45140 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
masterworks and sacred liturgical repertoire. The performance is free and open to the public. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington.
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ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL
OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770
Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org
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
November 3, 2010
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
CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275
1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs 10:30am
MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 7:00pm 7:00pm
S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: email@example.com www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
November 3, 2010
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Tanum Wooten, 30, 1571 Ohio 286, violation of protection order, Oct. 12. James Rout, 30, 38 Estate Drive, aggravated menacing, Oct. 11. James P. Smith, 34, 802 Commons, resisting arrest, Oct. 10. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, no drivers license, Oct. 10. Two Juveniles, 15, underage consumption, Oct. 10. Gregory Shope Jr., 26, 969 Ohio 28 No. 23, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 11. Raymond D. Bell, 31, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 115, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Oct. 11. Juvenile, 17, falsification, obstructing official business, Oct. 7. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business, Oct. 7.
ter Lane No. 7, driving under influence, Oct. 17.
Neil Tunstall, 39, 1004 Commons Drive, drug paraphernalia, aggravated menacing, Oct. 12. Robert R. Hicks, 40, 1004 Commons Drive, warrant, Oct. 12. Juvenile, 10, criminal damage, Oct. 13. Rodger Taylor, 33, 7040 Cooks Crossing No. 1, violation of protection order, Oct. 15. Daniel T. Jetter, 44, 206 Commons, menacing, persistent disorderly conduct, Oct. 16. Lawrence L. Abell, 57, 5800 Jeb Stuart, improper transport of firearm, Oct. 15. Benjamin A. Hargett, 21, 5811 Mill Crest, theft, littering, Oct. 17. Timothy A. Nicodemus, 48, 1596 Ohio 131, domestic violence, disorderly conduct in school zone, violation of protection order, Oct. 17. Rebecca S. Harris, 49, 2005 Stillwa-
Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing
Male was threatened at 5433 Cherry Blossom, Oct. 10.
Concession stand set on fire at First Baptist Church at Woodville Pike, Oct. 13.
Male juvenile was assaulted at 5735 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 11.
Attempt made to take a truck at 6006 Grist Mill, Oct. 13.
Walls damaged inside residence at 1102 S. Timbercreek, Oct. 10.
Mailbox damaged at 725 Windfield Court, Oct. 9. Lights and a water fountain damaged at 1559 Wild Cherry, Oct. 13. Mailbox damaged at 6223 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 16.
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At 2396 Woodville Pike, Oct. 12.
At 6435 Manila, Oct. 10. At 1822 Main St., Oct. 11. At 1707 Ohio 28, Oct. 13. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 94, Oct. 16. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 60, Oct. 16. At 2216 Woodville, Oct. 16.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations
William Hamilton, 20, 155 Apgar Road, Owensville, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 15. Chris Ogden, 18, 2877 Jackson Pike, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 15. Jeremy Downing, 18, 6052 Catherine Drive, Milford, criminal damaging/endangering at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Oct. 23. Frank Boatrite, 37, 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, receiving stolen property at 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
Jason W. Allen, 25, 6601 Beechmont, theft, Oct. 24. Jerry Blackwell, 43, 3441 Bend St., recited, Oct. 18. Amanda J. Byrd, 32, 901 Edgecombe, recited, Oct. 18. Alex Cooper, 30, 8306 Constitution Drive, domestic violence, violation of protection order, Oct. 19. Ryann Dixie, 29, 2051 Oakbrook, recited, Oct. 19. Nicole L. Dople, 29, 2115 Oakbrook, wrongful entrustment, recited, Oct. 19. Bryan Ellis, 24, 5 Robbie Ridge, warrant, Oct. 19. Joy R. Flowers, 28, 36 Concord Woods, theft, Oct. 22. Daryl L. Hall, 23, 901 Edgecombe, recited, Oct. 23. Megan M. Hunt, 22, 2067 Bethel Maple Road, theft, tampering with evidence, criminal damage, Oct. 24. Joshua C. Kent, 32, 5943 Creekside, driving under influence, obstructing official business, driving under
Jack Weaver, 28, 86 Crosstown, assault. Christopher Schwier, 26, 43 Heather, assault. Juvenile, 17, theft. Daniel Murphy, 35, 4240 Williamson Place, violation of protection order, menacing by stalking.
Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering
Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor
Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $21.84 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 10. Three purses taken at China Town Buffet at Ohio 28, Oct. 10. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $400 at Mt. Vernon Drive, Oct. 10. Wallet taken from purse in breakroom at Frisch’s; $300 cash at Ohio 28, Oct. 10. Money taken from purse, on several occasions at 5430 Carter Way, Oct. 12. Lawn tractor taken from behind Grace Works Church; $2,500 at Ohio 28, Oct. 12. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $47.15 at Ohio 131, Oct. 12. Money taken; $1,300 at 826 Ohio 131, Oct. 12. Briefcase taken from vehicle at 6288 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Oct. 14. Wiring, etc. taken; $3,600 at 5647 McCormick Trail, Oct. 14. Guns and knife collection taken; $4,750 at 1045 Klondyke, Oct. 14.
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At 3010 Abby Way, Oct. 10.
Bad check issued to Sardinia Concrete; $2,032 at Ohio 50, Oct. 12.
suspension, Oct. 23. John L. Larkin, 24, 30 Concord Woods, driving under suspension, Oct. 22. Joshua Litteral, 29, 1356 Ohio 52, contempt of court, Oct. 22. Benjamin Lumb, 19, 319 Valleybrook, recited, Oct. 23. Kenneth Lunsford, 22, 1829 Sutton, warrant, Oct. 20. Ryan G. Martin, 22, 506 Main St., recited, Oct. 23. James R. Snider, 30, 5613 Happy Hollow, recited, Oct. 21. William Woodruff, 23, 801 Edgecombe, contempt of court, Oct. 20.
Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1222 Ridgewood, Oct. 12.
Passing bad checks
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Money taken from machine at Water Works Car Wash; $297 at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 14. Chainsaw, etc. taken from truck; $1,450 at 727 Loveland Miamiville Road, Oct. 15. Digital recorder and cash taken from vehicle; $3,240 at 1100 Twin Beech Lane, Oct. 15. 1997 Nissan taken at 5437 Bailey Drive, Oct. 15. 2004 Chrysler not returned to owner at 1079 Fox Run Road, Oct. 16. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1229 Ridgewood, Oct. 16. Money paid for work not done; $150 at 6132 Weber Oaks, Oct. 16. Copper pipe taken from Winnelson Plumbing Supply; $1,260 at Meijer Drive, Oct. 16. Wallet, etc. taken from vehicle; $530 at 6164 Field Stream, Oct. 16. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6052 Delicious Asha Court, Oct. 17. Gas cap taken off vehicle at 6322 Dustywind, Oct. 17. Female reported this offense at 14 Meadow Drive No. 4, Oct. 11. Female reported this offense at 1998 Stillwater No. 4, Oct. 13. Female reported this offense at 1040 Cooks Crossing No. 1, Oct. 15.
Violation of protection order
At 1010 Predmore St., Marathon, Oct. 22.
Criminal damaging/endangering At 2504 Misty Lane, Goshen, Oct. 18.
At Apgar Road, Milford, Oct. 24.
At 803 Country Lake, Oct. 13.
At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Oct. 18.
At 25 Holly Lane, Oct. 12. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 277, Oct. 14.
Receiving stolen property
At 6726 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 24.
At 504 Country Lake, Oct. 8. At 1458 Ohio 28, Oct. 9. At 7081 Hill Station, Oct. 12. At 1707 Ohio 28, Oct. 13. At 6851 Shiloh Road, Oct. 14. At 1401 Country Lake, Oct. 14. At 1347 Norma Lane, Oct. 16.
At 1010 Predmore St., Marathon, Oct. 22. At 3204 Ernies Drive, Pleasant Plain, Oct. 22. At 3584 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Oct. 24. At 5382 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Oct. 19.
At 1106 Country Lake, Oct. 8. At 127 Park Ave., Oct. 10.
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Jason Allen Shults vs. Heather Nichols Shults Renata F. Evans vs. Greg T. Evans Christina M. Morgan vs. Christopher M. Morgan Robert L. Barnes III vs. Daria D. Barnes James Paul Jr. vs. Karla J. Paul Heather Michelle Clark vs. Thomas Andrew Clark Matthew Stanton vs. Dawn Stanton Donna Davis vs. Glenn Davis Robert James Klopp vs. Kerry Patricia Klopp Michael H. Niehsen vs. Tiffany Niehsen Sandra R. Kasserman vs. Karl W. Kasserman Debra A. Wallingford vs. Donald Wallingford
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Barbara Mae Barnes, 73, of Goshen died Oct. 27. Survived by husband, Calvin Barnes; son, Garrett Barnes; daughters, Linda (Steven) Bell, Cheryl Barnes, Crystal (David) Smith-Colburn and Debbie Barnes; brothers, Henry James and Jimmy James; sister, Norma Jones; grandchildren, Tara, Emily, Courtney and Cameron; and two great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 30 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.
Isabelle Hope Black
Isabelle Hope Black, 88, of Greenfield, Ohio, died Oct. 20. Survived by daughter, Janice (Edwin) Humphrey; grandsons, Douglas (Amanda) Humphrey and Scott (Ayrie) Humphrey of Milford; granddaughter, Gail (Chad) Wehrman; great-grandchildren, Alex Crouch, Danny Humphrey, Seth and Nate Wehrman, Skylar Humphrey and Sophia and Ellie Humphrey; sisterin-law, Viva (Chester) Black; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Mildred (nee Grover) Hope. Services were Oct. 25 at the Greenfield First United Methodist Church. Memorials to: The Greenfield First United Methodist Church, 405 South St., Greenfield, OH 45123.
Noble Dailey, 85, of Milford died Oct. 20. Survived by special friend, June Williams; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Clara Vice Dailey; brothers, Earl Dailey, Robert “Bob” Dailey, Stanley Dailey and Ronnie Dailey; and sisters, Lillie Saunders, Gladys Perkins, Mary Ishmael and Lottie Harmon. Services were Oct. 25 at Denton-
Harriet Sophie Diskete
Harriet Sophie Diskete, 90, of Mariemont died Oct. 22. She and her husband, Russell, owned Diskete Jewelers in Milford for 30 years. Survived by children, Deborah (Kirk) Mayberry and Crystal Dahlmeier; grandchildren, Brad and Chris Dahlmeier and Todd and Page Mayberry; great-grandchildren, Carson and Caitlin Dahlmeier; and brothers, Norman, Jack, Harvey, Harry and Vincent Yeager. Preceded in death by husband, Russell Diskete; and sister, Hilda Kemp. Services were Oct. 27 at Montgomery Assembly of God. Memorials to: Fairfax Church of the Nazarene, 3802 Watterson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Jerry Kern Ingles
Jerry Kern Ingles, 74, of Miami Township died Oct. 24. Survived by wife, Martha Ayers Ingles; daughter, Kathy Ann (Ken) Ingles Valliere; stepchildren, Allison Elliott Baker and Jeff Elliott; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Robert Jerry Ingles. Services were Oct. 27 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229-3018.
Michael Wayne Keith
Michael Wayne Keith, 51, of Batavia died Oct. 5. Survived by wife, Lisa Keith; son, Gregory Austin Keith; parents, Jack and Mary Joe Creekmore of Owensville; and sister, Renee (nee Keith) Hammonds. Services were Oct. 7 at Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark.
ton Guinea. Greycliff Development, Cincinnati, pool, 5645 McCormick, Miami Township. Champion Patio Rooms of Cinti., alter, 6492 Ships Cove, Miami Township, $22,874. Harold Reynold Jr., Loveland, pole barn, 6347 Hickorybark Drive, Miami Township, $10,400. Craftsman Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 5319 Ohio 132, Stonelick Township. MG Custom Homes, New Richmond,
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Edward Moore, 90, of Goshen died Oct. 15. Survived by wife, Rosie Chandler Moore; children, Jim Moore, Billy Wayne Moore and Eugene Moore; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and half brother, Boone Moore. Preceded in death by sons, Joey and Jim Moore; three sisters; and two brothers. Services were Oct. 18 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.
Carol Jean Olson
Carol Jean Olson, 66, of Milford died Oct. 14. Survived by mother, Lillian Wilson; sister, Peg Wilson; nephew, Mark Walburg; daughter, Jean (Bob) Cook; son, George (Gretchen) Melvin; and granddaughters, Becky, Lian and Elizabeth. Services were Oct. 20 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
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Mark Tucker II, 28, of Stonelick Township died Oct. 21. Survived by parents, Mark Anthony and Brenda Lee (nee Dennie) Tucker; sisters, Ara Bilby and Tara Louden; grandfather, Oscar “Gene” (Bertha) Tucker Tucker; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Hazel Kay Stevens and Albert and Charlene Dennie. Services were Oct. 25 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.
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mon Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Steven M. Cooper, 32, 6109 Branch Hill Guinea Park, Milford, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Tiffany Michele Jeffries, 18, 1106 Country Lake, Goshen, vandalism, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Nelson Snider, 28, 3322 Sandy Lane, Blanchester, vandalism, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. John Grant Asfour, 26, 9709 Dutchtown Road, Knoxville, Tenn., nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Amos Edward Waits III, 30, 5095 Greenbush Road, Mt. Orab, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Christopher Lee Berry, 31, 3156 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. William Joseph Cione Jr., 21, 498 Piccadilly Square Apt. C, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Union Township Police Department. Dwayne Michael Keeton, 21, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Raymond T. Nicely, 43, 507 South Third St., Hamilton, theft, Miami Township Police Department. James Patrick Smith, 34, 802 Commons Drive, Milford, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Richard E. Dehner, 64, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana.
Mr. & Mrs. James M. Ingram formally announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Michele Ingram to Ronnie Joseph Puckett, Jr. Jamie was born in Georgetown,, Ohio and is a 1986 New Richmond High graduate. She also attended I.M.D.T where she graduated with a degree in 1994 in Medical Assisting. Jamie is owner operator of 3 successful businesses. Ronnie was born in Valdosta, Ga. He is a 1985 Amelia High graduate, but also attended C.T.C. Ronnie was in retail management for 20 years, but is pursuing a career in a financial institution. The couple plans on living in Clermont County.
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The children and grandchildren of Clarence and Delores Bingamon of Batavia, Ohio announce the 50th Wedding Anniversary of their parents & grandparents. The couple was married on November 5, 1960 in Williamsburg, Ohio. A celebration will be held in their honor.
Daniel Jetter vs. Mary Ann Wallace, other tort Ronald L. Royse and Tracy Royse vs. Richard L. Goettke, other tort Pamela Rogers vs. Debra Wright, other tort Virginia White and Donald White vs. Edward Herschel Bensen, et al., other tort Robaline Brinkman vs. Marsha Ryan Administrator Bureau of Worker’s Compensation and Ford Motor Co., worker’s compensation Barry A. Davis vs. Clermont County Commissioners and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, worker’s compensation Centerbank vs. City of Milford, et al., foreclosure Ripley Federal Savings Bank vs. Christopher Schuster, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Amy Gilpin, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jason L. McElfresh, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Ralph H. Aills, et al., foreclosure Nationwide Advantage Mortgage vs. James Robert Davis, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance Inc. vs. Robert D. Bailey, et al., foreclosure Everbank vs. Sally M. Holland, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Donald J. Burwell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jason Marksberry, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York SEC vs. Gilbert Kukielka, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David A. Morgan, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph Ball, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James C. Moehlman, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William Barnette, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David A. Hurt, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Com-
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pany vs. Frank J. Niolet, et al., foreclosure Wachovia Mortgage Corp. vs. Jim Garrett, et al., foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Frank Barnhart, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. John J. Harrison, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Richard J. Saylor, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Dave Anders, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. James E. Breitenbach, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Christopher J. Clark, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jennifer Buckamneer, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Tina M. Sharp, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Douglas P. Schuchhardt and Jennie E. Schuchhardt, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. John R. Middick, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Thomas E. Holtman, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Philip Smith and Allison Durnham Smith, foreclosure Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas vs. Peter L. Hacker, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Tan Gian, et al., foreclosure Mers Inc. vs. Lawrence Stevens Jr., et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Joseph H. Koepke, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Melanie A. Carter, et al., foreclosure Metlife Home Loans Division of Metlife Bank vs. Charles W. Barber, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Nancy A. Uecker, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Tim Price and Beverly Price, foreclosure Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Christopher Wood and Diana Wood, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Eric Dixon, et al., foreclosure Martin Franchises Inc. vs. Jooeun Corp., other civil Terry Cook vs. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, et al., other civil Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Lisa Lester, other civil Classic Federal Credit Union vs. Kevin
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Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!
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Drop-off sites will collect unwanted medicine
Strata-G Communications has been honored as a winner in the Americans for the Arts’ annual Business Committee for the Arts Ten competition. Strata-G’s co-founders and managing partners are, from left, Tony Magliano of Milford and Jeff Eberlein of Fairfield.
Business named best U.S. companies supporting the Arts Strata-G Communications, a marketing communications firm based in downtown Cincinnati, has been honored as a winner in the Americans for the Arts’ annual “Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) Ten” competition, saluting the best companies supporting the arts in America. BCA, which was founded by David Rockefeller in 1967, recognizes businesses of all sizes for their involvement with the arts that “enrich the workplace, education and the community.” As the only Cincinnati-
based company ever to been honored for this award, Strata-G is also one of the few mid-sized organizations named as a winner this year. The company was nominated for the honor by one of its pro-bono clients, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC), for the agency’s donated marketing, promotion services and its commitment to the arts in Greater Cincinnati. In 2009, Strata-G provided more than $75,000 in pro-bono and monetary support to arts organizations.
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One of Strata-G’s more involved initiatives is its pro-bono services for the CCAC, a regional arts and learning campus located in the heart of Clifton’s gaslight neighborhood. Strata-G will be honored with this year’s other BCA Ten winners at a gala at the Central Park Boat House in New York on Nov. 4. In honor of this recognition, Strata-G will be launching a grant campaign later this fall to award one year of pro-bono services to two additional arts organizations in the Cincinnati area.
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The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati.
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The B&B consists of a log building constructed of logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath. The Rooster’s Nest is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a break from busy routines. Walk on the 25 acres of woodlands, ﬁsh in the 1.25 acre stocked pond, curl up with a book or sit outside by the campﬁre. Breakfast is served in the spacious gathering room overlooking the pond while birds and squirrels entertain at the feeders. Innkeepers Sally and Dave White promise to tantalize your taste buds with scrumptious dishes like Rooster Egg Bake, Rhode Island Red Stuffed French Toast, Chanticleer Bananas & Ice Cream or Banty Fruit Parfait along with freshly baked breads, juice and coffee. The Inn’s convenient location allows guests to experience all that Adams County has to offer.
There are many Amish shops with baked goods, furniture and cheese. If you are hunting for unique items for yourself or someone special, you can check out the antique shops and art gallery. For outdoorsy adventures within a short drive, you will ﬁnd Adams Lake Nature Walk, Chaparral Prairie, Edge of Appalachia, Lynx Prairie, Buzzards’ Roost and Serpent Mound. An oasis of sophistication, The Rooster’s Nest was featured in the 2009 Best of Midwest Living. It offers a memorable retreat, a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite. It is a perfect location for smaller business meetings or receptions or for a Mom’s scrap-booking weekend. Gift certiﬁcates are available.
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Clermont County residents will get a chance to dispose of unwanted prescription medicines at special drop-off locations Saturday, Nov. 13. The effort is part of Southwest Ohio DROP (Dispose Responsibly of Pharmaceuticals), a regional collaboration of government, law enforcement, health care and environmental professionals working to reduce the amount of stored and improperly disposed of pharmaceuticals that enter our environment, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said. The drop-off locations will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can drive through and drop off unwanted pharmaceuticals. A law enforcement officer will be present at each location as required by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and several other county departments will have volunteers on site to pass out pamphlets and answer
questions about the program, Rodenberg said. The locations: • Bethel/Tate Township fire station, 149 N. East St., Bethel. • Pierce Township fire station, 950 Locust Corner Road. • Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. • Central Joint Fire and EMS station, 2401 Old Ohio 32, Batavia Township. Items that can be dropped off include: Prescription medications, overcounter-medications, medication samples, medications for pets, vitamins, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, patches and liquid medications in glass or plastic leak-proof containers. Items that cannot be dropped off include: Needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, business waste, empty containers or non-medicated
personal care products such as shampoo. Residents are asked to remove prescription labels or black out the information contained on the label to prevent identity theft and to protect personal health information. “The Sheriff's Office and Clermont County Narcotics Unit will be responsible for picking up, weighing and destroying all materials collected from each individual site,” said Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs. “This is a way to provide public safety and to keep pharmaceuticals out of our local water system.” Rodenberg said the effort is designed to raise awareness regarding the dangers of both prescription drug abuse and the improper disposal of medication. One way to ensure clean water in the environment and at the tap is by not flushing pharmaceuticals, he said.
Veterans Day dedication set for Batavia memorial to Korean War “We have so many memorials to other wars; this one to the Korean vets is way overdue.” Anyone interested in participating in the annual Batavia Veterans Day Parade is encouraged to call 732-7363. Korean War veterans and family members are encouraged to call to confirm they will attend so enough seats will available at the memorial dedication. The parade will begin lining up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Batavia Post Office and will step off at 7 p.m. along Main Street past the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse and the newly dedicated Korean War Memorial.
The Clermont County Veterans Services Commission will dedicate a memorial to Korean War veterans at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Veterans Day, in front of the Clermont County Common Pleas Courthouse, 270 E. Main St. in Batavia. “We will dedicate this memorial to all who served in the Korean War, including the many that did not come home,” said Bob Derr, commission board member. “We invite all Clermont County veterans of the Korean War and their families to attend this dedica-
tion. Afterwards, we are dedicating the annual Veterans Day Parade in Batavia to the Korean War vets.” Derr said the so-called “forgotten war” will forever be remembered with the 4foot-by-4-foot gray granite monument to be displayed in front of the courthouse, surrounded by brick pavers and a reflecting bench. The inscription in the granite, made by Beeco Monuments of Amelia, will read “lest we forget, freedom is not free.” Derr said the monument also will include a dedication to all who served in the Korean War. “We owe these Korean War veterans a debt of gratitude,” said Derr, who served during that conflict.
REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS The City of Milford, Ohio invites experienced firms to submit qualifications for professional services to design a natural playground in Riverside Park. Professional services include: surveying, design, engineering, facilitation of stakeholder meetings, and planning expertise to design a natural playground in environmentally an sensitive area located in the floodplain of a national wild and scenic river. Potential applicants will also need to address the identification of potential issues and concerns, development of future project phases, implementa tion, funding strategies, and preparation of budgetary estimates. The SOQ must be received no later than noon on Monday, November The Re29th 2010. quest for Qualification Documents may be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the following location: City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, OH 4515 Questions may be directed to Pam Holbrook, at 248-5093. Loretta E. Rokey City Manager Date City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 20 Milford, Ohio 45150 October 26, 2010 1001601380
Funding approved for Safe Communities The Clermont County General Health District has again received $45,900 in funding from the Ohio Department of Public Safety to operate the Clermont Safe Communities program. The program is aimed at reducing traffic fatalities across the county. “We are really happy to have received this state support for our many educational programs,” said Martha Enriquez with Clermont Safe Communities. “We work with numerous local agencies to offer these educational programs encouraging citizens to practice safe driving habits, such as wearing seat belts and not mixing drinking with driving.” The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports that between 2007 and 2009, there were 15,797 vehicle crashes in Clermont County; 47 people died as a result of those crashes and more than 600 were seriously injured. According to the ODOT report, the majority of fatal crashes occurred at roadway intersections; vehicles running into a ditch, mail-
box, tree or utility pole were linked to the majority of injury accidents with half of those crashes involving excessive speed. “The report has also noted a high number of serious motorcycle crashes and a number of teen drivers speeding prior to a crash,” said Enriquez. Funding supplied by the state will enable Clermont Safe Communities to hold an annual Mocktail event that focuses on offering non-alcoholic options during holiday parties, two annual seat belt surveys at 19 sites across the county to determine who is and who isn’t buckling up, and locally promoting the What’s Holding You Back and the Over the Limit-Under Arrest national campaigns. Clermont Safe Communities works closely with area high schools to hold educational driving-related programs. A booth providing safe driving information is also set up at the Clermont County Fair each year. For more information about Clermont Safe Communities, contact Enriquez at 735-8409.
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