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Leaky fire house to be fixed
By Mary Dannemiller
Water is an important tool firefighters use to douse flames and save lives, but it has caused many problems at the Goshen Township firehouse. The Goshen Township trustees recently approved $4,600 to seal the fire house’s leaky concrete block, where water has seeped in and caused unsightly damage. “We’re replacing the flashing and sealing the concrete block where moisture has penetrated it and runs down the interior walls of the building,” said Township Administrator Ray Snyder. Singleton Roofing will complete the job, which will be paid from the fire department’s capital improvements fund. “Money had been appropriated for repairs of a wide variety for the year and that’s where the money for this is coming from,” Snyder said. “The exterior walls of the building need to be weather-proofed because the rain is making its way through the concrete blocks on the building.” Fire Chief Steve Pegram said several people pointed the damage out to him during his first few days on the job. “This is an issue that was important to several people,” he said. “Assistant Chief Engled came to me about it, too, and already had price quotes and plans in place.” Though finances are tight, Pegram said it was important to make improvements on the fire house to improve morale and create
Damage on the interior walls of the Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department caused by water seeping in. a station that will make firefighters proud. “This building is about 25 years old and a lot of the systems and things are going,” he said. “We need to analyze what those things are and work on the cost estimate to upgrade and replace them as needed, but you really don’t want
water leaking inside your building.” As work on the department’s 2010 budget continues, Pegram said he will look closely at the capital improvements fund. “The biggest factor in this is going to be the budget,” he said. “We need to meet and discuss the budget and figure out how much
funding there is available to run our operations and do the maintenance upkeep on the building.” The next Goshen Township trustee meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the township hall, 6757 Goshen Road.
Thrift store receives $40K in grants Veterans Day events in Goshen
Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen invited veterans to take part in special assemblies Nov. 10 as part of Veterans Day observances. Students who had relatives who served in the military escorted the veterans to the assemblies and introduced them. The veterans then told the students a little bit about their service. The assemblies included the singing of “God Bless America” and a slide show about veterans. FULL STORY, B1
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Tom Callahan’s struggling St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store got some good news recently: It received two grants totaling $40,000. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Spaulding Foundation each rewarded the store $20,000 to cover the costs of a truck and an additional employee. “I’m in a life and death struggle trying to make the idea of a thrift store work, so this is really good news,” Callahan said. The truck will be used to pick up donated furniture and deliver it to customers’ homes, he said. The store recently expanded its furniture selection to include a 3,200square-foot building which is now being used as a furniture showroom. “We want to focus on furniture pretty heavily,” Callahan said. “It’s going to be our main thrust so this will help provide the funds necessary to keep the store open
St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store owner Tom Callahan stands in the store’s new furniture showroom. and stay on target.” The store’s proceeds are used to help needy families throughout Clermont County, the owner said. Goshen Chamber of Commerce
President Ray Autenrieb said the store played an important role in the community and residents should do their best to support it. “This particular business is def-
initely a plus for the community because they do so much charitable work,” he said. “They give furniture as well as clothing to those in need so its very important for the public to support them as much as possible. I think it’s great they got the grants because they give so much away to help the needy.” Residents should not worry about the quality of the items up for sale at the thrift store, Autenrieb said. “I wouldn’t look at it as second-hand furniture or clothing,” he said. “They go through and inspect everything so they’re not going to sell you rags. With the economy and the way it is and the way kids grow, it’s a good investment to go there and get three times as many items for your money as you would at a different store.” The St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store is at 1707 Ohio 28 in Goshen. Anyone interested in furniture pick up should call 5750860.
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C.O.V.E.R. Awards recognize exceptional businesses, people From working with the elderly to rebuilding a new car sales center, the MilfordMiami Township Chamber of commerce recognized a variety of people who have made a difference at the annual Corporations, Organizations and Volunteers of Excellence Recognized
awards dinner Oct. 28. “Overall, we are extremely excited on how (the awards dinner) went. It, once again, shows how the business people give back to our community through their efforts,” said Karen Huff, executive director of the chamber. “We feel that Milford and Miami Township have some
The Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce held its annual Corporations, Organizations and Volunteers of Excellence Recognized awards Wednesday, Oct. 28. From left are Miriam Florea, Wayne Florea, Lisa Evans and Charles Evans. exceptional businesses and people ... We’re thankful for that,” she said. And the winners are: • Miami Township Investing in our Future: Penn Station Corporate. • Milford Investing in our Future: Mike Castrucci Chevrolet.
Laurie Walters signs up for the Goshen Lions Club raffle at the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce COVER Awards. From left are Andy Evans, Milford City Manager Loretta Rokey, Milford council member Ralph Vilardo and Walters.
• J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year: Evans Funeral Home. • Large Business of the Year: Putter’s Tavern & Grill. • Volunteer Service Person of the Year: Kris Baumann, SEM Haven. • Humanitarian of the Year: June Izzy Bailey.
Kris Baumann, a volunteer at SEM Haven, was named the 2009 Volunteer/Service Person of the Year award. Baumann brought Mary Banks, right, a resident at SEM, with her to the awards dinner.
Ohio Rep. Joe Uecker presents a proclamation to Kirk Durchholz, vice president of construction for Penn Station. Penn Station was given the Miami Township Investing in our Future Award for building their corporate offices in the township. From left are Uecker, Durchholz and Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey.
June Izzy Bailey was surprised to win awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award. She said she attended the event on behalf of the Milford Kiwanis and had no idea she was going to be recognized. From left are Bailey, Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, State Representative Joe Uecker and Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce President Darrell Baumann.
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Family-owned and operated business Evans Funeral Home was given the first ever J. Patrick Toomey Small Business of the Year award. Front, from left are A.J. and Chad Evans. In back, from left, are Jack, Charlotte, Andy and Charles Evans.
Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy hands over the award the Milford City Council won at the annual golf outing. From left are Milford council members Amy Brewer, Bryan Hawkins and Ralph Vilardo; Milford Law Director Mike Minniear; and Tracy.
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Putter’s Tavern and Grill was given the large business of the year award at the C.O.V.E.R. Awards. Jan Collins, owner of the restaurant, accepted the award.
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“I think most people would rather wait until June 30 (when the tax budget will be ready) in hopes that there would be no furloughs than have people take furloughs that, in the end, weren’t necessary,” said Commissioner Scott Croswell. Croswell also expressed concerns about providing funding to some departments to avoid furloughs while other departments made the necessary cuts so their employees would need to take furloughs. No decisions on the budget have been made. The commissioners are planning to have a more firm idea of what they want to do after their work session Monday, Nov. 16. The plan will be presented to the other elected officials during a luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 18, and could be on the agenda for approval Monday, Nov. 23.
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office, clerk of common pleas, juvenile/probate court (part-time magistrates,) prosecutor, public defender, recorder and sheriff. The other 10 offices were able to meet their 2010 requirement without furloughs. Scheetz said these furloughs would save a combined $330,000. The commissioners discussed taking that additional $330,000 out of the reserves rather than have employees take furloughs. That would bring the fund balance down to a little more than 23 percent. “Twenty-five percent to 23 percent is not a major impact to that balance,” Scheetz said. The board also discussed having the affected employees take 40 hours of furloughs instead of 80 hours or waiting until the 2011 tax budget is ready to see if furloughs are necessary.
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The Clermont County commissioners are considering dipping into the county’s reserve funds to pay for certain budget requests and, possibly, to avoid furloughs. The county keeps a reserve balance equal to 25 percent of the annual operating budget, which will be about $47 million next year, said county Budget Director Sukie Scheetz. At that budget, the reserve balance would be about $11.7 million. “The intention of the reserve is to allow (the county) to operate on a daily basis without worrying about cash flow, but it also allows (the county) to have a balance to go to in an emergency type situation,” Scheetz said. The commissioners reviewed a rough draft of the 2010 budget and appropriations during a work session
M o n d a y, Nov. 9. During this session, Budget Director S u k i e Scheetz said it would cost Croswell a b o u t $457,700 of reserve money to make sure no one has to take more than 80 hours of furloughs and to fund certain budget requests that couldn’t be fit into the projected 2010 appropriations. If the commissioners use $457,700 of the reserves, the county would have a 24percent reserve. As part of this budgetary draft, Scheetz said seven county offices would need to have 80 hours of furloughs for each non-bargaining unit employee or find another means of reducing personnel to meet their budget requirements. Those offices are: County commissioners’
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Goshen OKs guidelines for school board members
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Goshen board of education members adopted a set of guidelines spelling out how board members should conduct themselves. The board unanimously passed the “School Board Operating Protocol” Oct. 12. Board member John Gray, who introduced the proposal, said the idea was something he picked up while attending a conference in Columbus. He borrowed most of the wording from other school boards, making changes to fit Goshen. “It gives us something to go by – a quick overview,” Gray said. He said it would be especially helpful to new board members.
Some of the sections in the protocol include: • “Don’t spring surprises on the other board members or the superintendent and treasurer. Surprises will be the exception, not the rule. We agree to ask the board president or the superintendent to place an item on the agenda instead of bringing it up unexpectedly at the meeting.” • “Board acts only as a body. Only the board as a whole has authority. Individual board members do not have authority. We agree that an individual board member will not take unilateral action.” • “Conduct at a board meeting is very important. We agree to avoid words and actions that create a negative impression on an
individual, the board or the district.” • “The board will not play to the audience. We agree to speak to the issues on the agenda and attend to our fellow board members.” Gray said the protocol was not prompted by any actions by the present board. “This has been one of the smoothest boards, very professional,” Gray said. “We have a good group of people.” Board member Claire Corcoran said the protocol was a good idea for new board members. “It gives you a heads up on how to perform as a new board member,” she said. She said it also was a good reminder for present board members.
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Veterans saluted at McCormick McCormick Elementary School was bursting with patriotism Wednesday, Nov. 11, during a program for local veterans. During the program, students sang patriotic songs and handed out certificates of honor to friends and family members who served in the military.
Principal Don Baker said he was impressed with the number of parents and veterans who attended the program. “We are the voice of America, but you are the muscle,” Baker said to the veterans. “Thank you for everything you do.”
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Clermont Northeastern Elementary’s students of the month for October are, from left: First row, Anna Kellerman, Landon Williams, Joey McEvoy, Jake Reynolds, Trudy Shellenbarger, Kira Gilkison; second row, Kennedy Crutcher, Gavin Hickey, Dougie Morgan, Ashley Tincher, Megan Hempleman, Asia Adkins; third row, Caden Varley, Sydney Hamilton, Elizabeth Lambing; fourth row, Erika Gregston, James Shepherd, Abbie Dean, Valerie Curran and Sam Lindsley. Not pictured, Tommy Averwater, Blake King.
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Several students have been named to the 2009 summer quarter dean’s list at the University of Cincinnati. They are: Milford: Amber Armstrong, Chris Beach, Bryn Beary, Monica Bloom, Emily Boland, Amanda Bolton, Rhonda Branham, Lucas Braun, Stefani Bruce, James Carter, Thomas Chapman, Cathy Chase, Juliet Christensen, Michele Clements, Ryan
Cushenan, Eugene Danbury, Michael Daniel, Sharon Dome, Colby Ferguson, Ashley Frazier, Jeff Giordano, Maria Graves, Meredith Hayes, Jason Holden, Samantha Hutzel, William Hutzel, Caitlin Johnson, Mark Jones, Dana Kasselmann, Kari King, Alexandra Kirwen, Jennifer Knopf, Tyler Kottmann, Mackenzie Kruger, Wendy Lovelady, Samantha Martin, Kevin Metzger, Thomas Muthig, William Newton, Erin O’Bernier, Lisa Otten,
Craig Paul, Eric Roeder, Jackson Sawyer, Charles Schoonover, Hope Simms, Caroline Strong, Heather Taylor, James Thaxton, Richard Valentine, Regan Wilkins. Goshen: Robin Chapman-Johnson, Jason Duenne, Travis Estell, John Funk, Alexander Gruber, Jared Hancock, Victor Hill, Brandon Kramer, Ryan Lindenberger, Sara-Jean Phillips, Michael Voto. Owensville: Dawn Rapp.
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Claire Ackerman, Samantha Allen, Caroline Anthony, Summer Babb, Justin Balogh, Matthew Bohlander, Megan Bowman, Ashley Brandon, Tyler Brandon, Jenna Breuer, Lexy Brooks, Robert Burns, Laura Burton, Taylor Caldwell, Mikaela Carlson, Gavin Childress, Logan Chrislip, Jeremy Dentino, Sam Dobrowolski, Bethany Eippert, Briana Evans, Eric Finger, Tori Gilman, Mackenzi Gooley, Aaron Haas, Hailey Hamann, Adam Henricks, Laurel Hilliard, Piper Hilliard, Eric Hughett, Dakota Krois, Tyler LeRoy, Cory Lockwood, Emma Luciano, Robert Lynch, Dylan Lyon, Ashley McIntyre, Trinton McMullen, Mallory Meints, Maggie Miller, Odessa Mittendorf, Marissa Newman, Emily Ogle, Maggie Ohmer, Sarah Pierce, Olivia
Redrow, Alex Remm, Ashley Rinner, Lauren Rogus, Kristen Schumacher, Molly Shea, Caitlyn Singerman, Abigail Smith, Kelsi Spillman, Jordyn Stemmerding, Leia Tauber, Allison Taylor, Vanessa Taylor, Valerie Thompson, Emily Waple, Parker Wheat, Kyle Wiegand, Trevor Wilking, Amy Witte and Tyler Young.
Caleb Barcomb, Aaron Buchanan, Jordan Beck, Sebastian Boaz, Allison Bolin, Trinity Botkin, Megan Boyers, Tessa Brice, Christy Brichant, Shaylee Bronner, Adia Brooks, Kelsey Brown, Casey Browning, James Browning, Casey Broxterman, Shaun Burgdorf, Megan Burkhart, Tyler Burkhart, Brody Byrd, Kyler Cahill, Scott Campbell, Jacen Carder, Cassidy Carlson, Keith Carter, Aaron Casey, Anthony Caudill, Madison Conley, Ashley Conroy, Hannah Cox, Trent Davis, Linneah Deighton, Jared Dettmer, Rachel Downey, Brendan Dugan, Bryce Dugan, Daniel Eaton, Hailie Erisman, Sara Fatute, Kelsey Fearing,
Madison Fraunfelter, Jacob Frederick, Alex Geis, Bailey George, Devon Gravel, Jacob Harrell, Eric Harris, Tabitha Hayes, William Hayes, Anya Herrala, Taylor Hodges, Donovan Hogan, Emma Hogan, Emma Horman, Kaylee Howell, Bryson Hutzel, Korin Jeffers, Taylor Johnson, Zane Kaldmo, Caleb Kaltenbach, Laura Kelly, Caroline Kerber, Andrew Key, Alex Knueven, Zach Laudermilk, Bryson Leonard, Chelsea Luciano, Maegan Lykins, Alexis Marlar, Jacki Marrs, Shayne McDonough, Taylor McMahan, Abigail Menchhofer, Austin Miller, Adam Mingua, Maria Mirus, Dustin Monroe, Tabitha Monroe, Sidney Moore, Rebecca Morse, Emily Mullen, Joseph Muthig, Willow Parker, Leizbel Perdomo, Matthew Powell, Morgan Radcliff, Liza Reid, Wes Reid, Jacob Remm, Colleen Schumacher, Lauren Shelton, Keaton Shumard, Trey Smith, Bailey Spears, Tre Spillman, Scott Steiner, Dylan Stewart, Kaitlyn Taylor, Abigail Tomes, Alexsis Vanderver, Kristof Vennemeyer, Jordan Walker, Nathaniel Wullenweber and Remy Wells.
McCormick Elementary School students passed out certficates of honor to all of the veterans who attended the program.
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Eagles flock back to home gym in 2010
Milford games resume at high school Jan. 5 By Anthony Amorini
The Flock, an affectionate term for Eagle sports’ fans, celebrates its return to Milford High School’s gymnasium at the start of 2010 with a barrage of home events for eager fans and athletes. Milford Athletic Director Mark Trout is anxious to once again hear the enthusiastic cheers of the Flock in the high school’s gym after construction displaced Milford’s varsity volleyball team in the fall, Trout said. “It’s going to be great and we are super excited,” Trout said. “There will be home games four of five nights a week. “We’ll be telling our kids to get their homework done early so they can come on up to cheer on the school,” Trout joked. “I think it will be a really exciting winter.” Though teams continued to use the gym for practices throughout, blocked fire exits resulting from construction kept Milford from inviting the public into its
Construction at Milford High School kept the Eagles from hosting home games in the high school gym during the fall season. The Eagles return to the Milford High School gym with a barrage of home games at the start of 2010. gym for the fall season, Trout said. “It was unfortunate for our volleyball team but there was no way to get those fire exits open in time,” Trout said of the Eagles’ volleyball team hosting high school match-
es at the junior high school. “We really appreciated having the junior high facility for those home games. “They are really hustling to get those (fire) exits open by January,” Trout added of the construction project. Utilizing a $31 million
bond for construction, the major new additions at the high school include a ninthgrade wing, a music wing, a cafeteria and several athletic fields. Roughly a two-year project, construction began near the start of 2009 and will
conclude near the end of December 2010. “The whole spirit of the high school gets a big lift when we can see our kids (competing) at Milford,” Milford Superintendent Bob Farrell said. “We are looking forward
to being back at home,” Farrell said of the athletic teams, adding that the construction project is currently running on schedule. After battling through a series of road games in December, the basketball and wrestling programs at Milford High School have plenty of home games scheduled in 2010 for the second half of the winter season. The first event in the high school gym is a varsity girls’ basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, against Anderson. Milford’s boys basketball team returns to its home floor for the first time Saturday, Jan. 9, with a game against Indian Hill. The Eagle wrestling team hosts a dual match against Edgewood on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The two-day Milford Invitational for the Eagle wrestlers is Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31. After opening with eight road games, Milford’s boys’ basketball team plays 10consecutive home games following the Jan. 9 contest. Milford’s girls’ basketball has a stretch of seven-consecutive home games in January and February.
McNicholas kicker breaks Huber’s record By Mark Chalifoux firstname.lastname@example.org
McNicholas High School senior kicker Tim Gormly has some privileged company when it comes to great Rockets kickers as the fouryear kicker broke two school records during his time at McNick. Gormly set the career field goal record (19) and the career scoring record (132). The records Gormly broke belonged to one of the top kickers the area has produced, Kevin Huber, who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. “It’s just pretty cool to say I broke the record of a current pro football player,” Gormly said. “It was just satisfying, I worked pretty hard to make it as far as I did.” McNick head football coach Steve Klonne said Gormly, a four-year starter at kicker, has always had a good demeanor. “He was always very confident and even-keeled,” Klonne said. “Pressure didn’t bother him much and he was extremely consistent for us.” Klonne said it was a big deal for Gormly to break Huber’s record, as he called Huber “the measure of kickers in Cincinnati.” Klonne described Gormly as a great team player with a strong work ethic and as a player who responded well to adversity. McNick’s punter was lost for the season in the first game of the year and Gormly stepped right in to assume the rest of the kicking duties for the Rockets, in addition to placekicking and kickoffs. “He just added to our
Several players from the 2003 Clermont Northeastern 11-year-old football team were recognized at a recent CNE/Batavia 10-year-old game by former coaches for their past and current accomplishments. The seniors wore the jerseys of their current high school teams. From left are, from Batavia High School, Jordan Rowland and Jeff Elam; from Williamsburg, Danny Smith, Matt Richardson, Cody Wiedeman and Caleb Morgan; and from CNE, Josh Haun. Coaches are Steve Rowland, Jeff Elam and Shannon Smith.
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Kicker Tim Gormly nails the extra point attempt after a McNicholas touchdown against Turpin. team by being able to do everything,” Klonne said. “He’s a great kid. He gets good grades and he’s good in school and good on the field.” Gormly, who got into kicking after playing select soccer in grade school, said he’s had several big highlights in his career, outside of breaking records. His sophomore year, he had to kick a game winning extra point in a comeback win against Badin. “My heart was going about 1,000 miles per hour but it was good and I turned and some of the coaches and players had run onto the field and picked me up,” he said. “To have something happen like that was pretty cool.”
He also had to kick a game-winning extra point in overtime against Chaminade this season. Gormly said he’s considering the possibility of playing football in college at a Division III school but that he hasn’t decided whether or not to continue playing. Gormly, who is also a second-baseman for the McNick baseball team, said football is his favorite sport and that his teammates’ faith in him made kicking easier. “With football I love that you’re around the same group of guys year-round and the bond is something you can’t describe,” he said. “And knowing my teammates had confidence in me made things easier.”
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The St. Ursula Academy varsity volleyball team recently honored its seniors during senior night, when they played McAuley High School. Maria Rodenburg, on left, of Springfield Township, celebrates with Catherine Janszen of Mt. Lookout, Mackenzie Loesing, Jenna Moeller of Milford and Katie Massa of Anderson Township, during the St. Ursula Academy volleyball senior night.
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UC Clermont wins first state title Nationals
The team went on to take fourth place at the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Tournament in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 5-7, losing in the semi-finals to Spalding University. It was the first time the Cougars reached the Final Four in the USCAA National Championship Tournament. Nationals began Nov. 5 with two rounds of “best two-out-of-three” preliminary pool play. UC Clermont College faced a familiar foe in round one: Ohio State University-Marion. The Cougars controlled play and swept the Scarlet Wave 25-13, 25-20. Clermont finished the day undefeated by also sweeping Penn State University-Mont Alto 25-10, 25-21. Pool play continued on Friday morning, Nov. 6, with rounds three and four. Clermont battled two strong teams: No. 1 Spalding University (20-25, 24-26) and No. 3 Robert Morris-Springfield (18-25, 25-22, 18-25), but were not quite able to pull out wins. The results left the Cougars third in their pool and set up a quarterfinal match with No. 4 Rochester College. The Friday evening quarterfinals provided one of the highlights of the 2009 season. Rochester got off to a fast start by taking the first set 25-15. At this point, the “experts” had Rochester walking away with the contest. No one, however, told the Cougars.
Clermont roared back into the match by winning the next two sets 25-23 and 2515. After Rochester settled down to take set four 25-15, the nail-biting drama began. Rochester grabbed the early lead in set five, but Clermont was able to recover and fight back to a 12-12 tie. At this point, some potent offense, great hustle and a key solo block from Sarah Shumate allowed the Cougars to take the final three points for the 15-12 victory. Pandemonium broke out on the floor and in the stands as Clermont moved on to the Final Four on Saturday, Nov. 7. Semi-final action proved to be quite a learning experience for the Cougars as the teams turned up the intensity and level of play. Clermont earned a rematch with Spalding University. Even thought Clermont fought hard, Spalding proved why they were the defending national champs as they took the Cougars 2515, 25-19, 25-20. UC Clermont then completed their 25-7 season with a Consolation Game loss to Southern Virginia University.
The state victory made history as it represents the first-ever state championship for the UC Clermont volleyball program. The Cougars reached the championship match in 2001, but lost to Miami-Middletown in that contest. UC Clermont College has also not participated in the event the last three years as it coincided with the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament. The Cougars entered the tournament as the number
UC Clermont volleyball at nationals
• Nov. 5 - Preliminary Pool Play: UC Clermont beat Ohio State University-Marion 25-13, 25-20. UC Clermont beat Penn State-Mont Alto 25-10, 25-21. • Nov. 6 - Preliminary Pool Play: Spalding University beat UC Clermont 25-20, 26-24. Robert Morris-Springfield beat UC Clermont 25-18, 22-25, 25-18. UC Clermont finished third in their pool. • Nov. 6 - Quarterfinals: UC Clermont beat Rochester College 1525, 25-23, 25-15, 15-25, 15-12. • Nov. 7 - Semi-Finals Spalding University beat UC Clermont 2515, 25-19, 25-20. • Third-place game: Southern Virginia University def. UC Clermont 25-19, 25-14, 25-17.
The University of Cincinnati Clermont College volleyball team celebrates winning the state championship for the first time. In front, from left, are Rachel Ferguson, Jaci Stewart, Sarah Shumate and Rachel Hays. In back, from left, are Assistant Coach Whitney Moore, Courtney Davis, Lauren Bradford, Kelley Koons, Erica Hoctor, Head Coach Joe Harpring and Cindy Votel. one seed, a reward for an undefeated season in Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) play. They faced Ohio State University-Lima – a team they had beaten twice during the regular season. The Cougars continued this trend with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-20 sweep of the Barons. This victory propelled the Cougars into the semi-finals the next day. UC Clermont’s semi-final opponent was Ohio State University-Newark. Until recently, the Titans had dominated the eastern division of the ORCC by winning six consecutive regular season titles – a streak broken this year by Ohio University – Lancaster. Newark was still quite a force as the match was a high-paced, intense affair. Clermont’s blocking made the difference early as the Cougars took the first game 25-17. After a thrilling 29-
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27 second game win, Newark turned the tables 1825. Game four saw Clermont resume control as the Cougars finished off the Titans 25-17. Clermont hit a stellar .330 for the contest and recorded 60 digs. With this victory, the Cougars advanced to the championship match against a team they had faced and defeated early in the year – number two seeded Ohio University-Lancaster. The contest proved to be worthy of a championship match as the teams exchanged leads often. Game one went extra points before Clermont prevailed 27-25. Propelled by 11 service aces, the Cougars took game two 25-19 and held on for a 2523 game three win. Two Clermont players received awards during post game ceremonies. Senior Kelley Koons was named the
During the tournament banquet, the following UC Clermont volleyball players received awards: • Kelley Koons (Miamisburg High School) - First Team USCAA AllAmerican, OCAC First Team All-Conference and Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference player of the year • Lauren Bradford (Norwood High School) - Honorable Mention USCAA All-American, OCAC First Team All-Conference • Erica Hoctor (Turpin High School) - Honorable Mention USCAA All-American • Cindy Votel, a sophomore libero from Bellevue High School, Jaci Stewart, a junior outside hitter from Blanchester High School and Rachel Hays, a freshman middle hitter from Amelia High School all were named to Second Team All-Conference. tournament Most Valuable Player. Sophomore Lauren Bradford was also named to the All-Tournament team. “Even though only two players received awards, all nine members of our rotation had an exceptional tournament and allowed us to make
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November 18, 2009
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Ohioans supported senior service levies
Sixteen senior service levies were on the ballot in Ohio Nov. 3, and all 16 passed with overwhelming support. This would be an extraordinary accomplishment during the best of times, and it is doubly so during these difficult economic times. Ohio voters weren’t content to let these levies squeak by Nov. 3. Fourteen passed with voter support of more than 60 percent, and this was with 10 of the 16 requesting increases. Why such incredible support for senior service levies? Because Ohio voters know these levies, like the Clermont County senior services levy, support services that are needed to help older adults continue living at home with dig-
nity and independence. This includes services like Meals on Wheels, medical transportation, homemaking and personal care, adult day care, George senior centers and Brown many others. Ohioans Community that without know these Press Guest services thouColumnist sands of frail older adults would have to move to a nursing home, which would cost all of us a lot more in tax dollars for their care. But it is not just about the money. Ohioans care, and they
want older family members and friends to continue enjoying the comforts of home. It is especially satisfying to recall that Clermont County led the way by passing the first countywide senior services levy in November 1982. Founded in 1969, Clermont Senior Services had been helping frail seniors throughout Clermont County for more than a decade with support from United Way, the county commissioners, and the Council on Aging. But as the agency’s founding director, Lois Brown Dale, looked to the future she could see the need would far out pace available dollars. Lois knew no one wants to pay more taxes, but she also knew Clermont’s citizens care
about their older neighbors. Lois knew something had to be done to ensure services would be available for future generations. When Lois told Bill Bogart, director of the Council on Aging at the time, she was going to try to get state legislation passed to allow a senior services levy to be placed on the ballot, Bill told Lois not to waste her energies because it would never happen. Lois was undaunted. She “rallied the senior troops” at the Ohio Governor’s Conference on Aging, gaining the support of Gov. James Rhodes to work with the legislature to get the legislation passed. As they say, the rest is history. Today, 70 of Ohio’s 88 counties have countywide senior services
levies. Collectively, these levies generate more than $135 million annually to support services for seniors. Lois passed away a few months ago just shy of her 92nd birthday, but her legacy lives on. Every time an Ohio citizen casts a vote for a senior services levy, that vote serves as a memorial to Lois for her many years of remarkable service on behalf of senior citizens. The Clermont County senior services levy will be on the ballot in 2010, probably in November. We look forward to the community’s support to pass this levy for the seventh time. George Brown is the executive director of Clermont Senior Services.
Designate a sober driver, buckle up Lt. Randy L. McElfresh Community Press Guest Columnist
On behalf of all the women and men of your local Ohio State Highway Patrol Post, I am glad to write this column and wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. This year we are pleased to be partnering with MADD, the Ohio
Department of Public Safety, local law enforcement officers and so many great organizations focused on the safety of Ohioans. Through the years, we have accomplished a great deal in drawing attention to the dangerous crime of impaired driving. Thanks in large part to the commitment of the people and organizations that make up our community safety net, I am proud to say we continue to a make a difference by improving the quality of life for people, families and busi-
Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its debut? What are your favorite memories of the show? “‘Sesame’was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “‘Sesame Street’ is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they've handled over the years.” J.H. “We loved everything about ‘Sesame Street’ when my daughter was growing up, and it’s so much fun to see how much my grandchildren enjoy the same characters. I used to enjoy the send-ups of popular singers. It was over the kids’ heads, but I loved it! Bruce Stringbean’s ‘Born To Add,’ along with some of those other rock parodies, The Beetles and ‘Letter B’ and ‘Hey Food;’
vehicle is buckled up before you leave, can go a long way toward ensuring tragedies do not occur. The decisions you make have consequences, and my message to all motorists and visitors to our area this holiday season is to take responsibility for yourselves and others by setting a good example, ensuring that alcohol and driving don’t mix, and spreading the buckle up message. The state troopers and staff of your local Ohio State Highway Patrol post wish everyone a safe
and happy holiday season. As always, please remember to continue using 1-877-7-PATROL to report dangerous drivers, stranded motorists or to report impaired drivers. For more information about highway safety during the holidays, please visit our Web site www.statepatrol.ohio.gov. Lt. Randy L. McElfresh is the commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Batavia Post.
A hero is buried at Arlington
CH@TROOM Last week’s question
nesses in our area. As we look forward to the final weeks of this year and the upcoming holiday period, I urge motorists to use common sense and make conscientious decisions when it comes to traffic safety. We need each person’s help by actively influencing friends and family to make the safe, responsible decisions that save lives. Simple things like planning ahead to designate a driver if you choose to consume alcohol, and insisting that everyone in the
This week’s question Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? Every week The North Clermont Community Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with Chatroom in the subject line. Mick Swagger and the Cobble Stones singing ‘(I Can’t Get No) Co-Operation)’; Moe Cocker with ‘A Little Yelp From My Friends;’ Billy Idle with ‘Rebel L.’ Classic. S.H.M. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.
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Captain David Seth Mitchell, a Marine pilot from Loveland was recently buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. Captain Mitchell was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan while serving his country. He was a graduate of Loveland High School and is the 10th military member from Clermont County to die in the global war on terrorism. As we observe Veterans Day this week we must recognize the sacrifices made by our military members and veterans. Veterans Day began as an observance to remember the young soldiers who lost their lives and the signing of the armistice of World War I. But in June 1954, Nov. 11 was designated as a day to honor every veteran of every war. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters have answered the call of duty to help fellow citizens and to
bring freedom to all mankind. To honor the families who have made great sacrifices, this past July, legislators enacted a law that designates August as “Ohio Military Family Month.” We must all remember that America is now at war. I have written several columns in the past and called upon our nation’s leaders to declare victory in Iraq and immediately bring the troops home. The war in Iraq has been won and now the need is to focus on Afghanistan. Our commanding general in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, has requested of President Obama additional troops to win the war. Our civilian leaders in Washington must make a decision soon to either win the war or withdraw. There is no in-between. Our sacrifice has been great and our troops’ valor is remarkable, but they must have the
Social Security travels with you You’re already sick of the ice and snow, and you’re already thinking of summertime vacations. If you receive Social Security benefits and you’re planning to travel this year, there are some things you should know to make your trip – and the delivery of your Social Security payments – go smoothly. First, if you haven’t already done so, you should sign up for direct deposit. With February being National Go Direct Month, it’s an ideal time to remind you of the advantages of direct deposit. It’s the easiest and most secure way to receive your benefit payments, whether you’re at home or halfway around the world. With direct deposit, you never have to worry about your check being lost or stolen. And direct deposit makes funds instantly available to you even when you
are not at home to receive and cash your checks. You also should be familiar with how your Medicare coverage works outside the United States. Be aware that Medicare, in most cases, does not pay for hospital or medical services outside the United States, except for some emergency services in Mexico and Canada. That is the case even if you get sick or hurt while traveling. The length of your journey also may make a difference. Keep in mind that if you plan to stay outside the country more than 30 days, other rules may apply. For example, in some countries, you cannot continue to receive benefits if you reside there for more than a month. You can find out about these rules and more by visiting our online publications at
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support of our civilian leadership. Congratulations to extended to Jeff Lykins, Steve Wharton, Archie Danny Bubp Wilson and Gene Community Hehenmann, the 2008 recipients of Press Guest the Clermont Columnist County Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter Awards. All of these individuals are making a difference by their commitment to our communities, and I applaud them for their service. If you have any thoughts or concerns, or questions, please feel free to contact my office at (614) 644-6034 or write to me at Representative Danny Bubp, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. You may also e-mail me at District88@ohr.state.oh.us.
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www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. Look for the publication Your Payments While You Are Outside the United Robin States. Or you can Anslinger call 1-800-772Community 1213 (TTY 1800-325-0778) Press guest to ask for a copy to columnist be mailed to you. So whether you’re visiting relatives in Europe or simply traveling across the country, visit us at www.socialsecurity.gov before you take off. Robin Anslinger is the manager of the Batavia Social Security office. Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your group or organization? Do you have a Social Security question? Contact Susan.Denny@ssa.gov.
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Jerry’s Cheesecakes owner Chris Freyler applies decorative pink fondant to a cake.
Bridezillas visits Jerry’s Cheesecakes By Brian O’Donnell email@example.com
From cakes styled after electric guitars to a rainforest-themed cake with bride and groom monkeys molded from creamy cheesecake, Jerry’s Cheesecakes custom sculpts confections with enough swagger to appease even a Bridezilla. Family owned, Jerry Freyler opened his cheesecake business 22 years ago and has drawn customers from Louisville to Toledo. His brother, Chris, took ownership three years ago. Chris got his start in cheesecakes at age 13 decorating his brother’s cakes and by age 15, he was creating his own cakes. Recently, Jerry’s Cheesecakes received a call that one of their customers would appear on the WE tv cable network show “Bridezillas,” and would film a segment on location at their Miami Township store. “We were petrified of that, but it turned out really well,” said Lisa Williams, Jerry’s Cheesecakes wedding consultant. With the wedding ceremony taking place Halloween weekend, the brideto-be requested a Halloween-themed cake. Williams recalls how the Bridezilla wanted a ceme-
tery feel on top the cake. “It was tastefully done,” she said. The end result was a lavender colored cake with deeper purple spider webs topped with a Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein surrounded by votive lights and fabric. “I’ve seen a cake tasting gone bad on Bridezilla,” said Williams about her worries of filming the segment that is scheduled to air in March or April. Despite the bride being matter of fact and to the point, Williams insists her customer wasn’t being a “Bridezilla” and showed her excitement for the cake through compliments. Chris designs cakes for any occasion and they are available in more than 35 flavors with strawberry almond cream cake as one of the most popular. They also can create custom bakery cakes and cupcakes in addition to building a tiered mix of bakery cake and cheesecake. Jerry’s Cheesecakes also offers cake decorating classes Monday nights. Their sweets can be found at many area restaurants and stores as they continue their plans to expand. Their Web site is www.jerryscheesecakes.co m.
Students at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen sing “God Bless America” at a special assembly Nov. 10 to honor veterans.
Marr/Cook welcomes veterans Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen invited veterans to take part in spe-
cial assemblies Nov. 10 as part of Veterans Day observances. Students who had relatives who served in the military escorted the veterans to the assemblies and introduced them. The veterans then told the students a little bit about their service. The assemblies included the singing of “God Bless America” and a slide show about veterans.
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Student Nicole Crafton listens while Bill Crafton talks about his military experience during a special assembly for veterans.
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Student Braden Steffen introduces Air Force veteran Earl Braden during a special assembly for veterans Nov. 10 at Marr/Cook Elementary School in Goshen.
THINGS TO DO Solve a mystery
The Clermont County Public Library is hosting the Mystery Book Club at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. This month’s title is “The Case of the Glamorous Ghost” by Erle Stanley Gardner. The event is open to adults. Bring a bag lunch. Call 248-0700.
Cincy Chic is hosting “Gifts Glam and Girlfriends” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at Latitudes, 18 Main St. in Milford. View the hottest gifts of the year. The event features special pricing from several vendors such as Golf Chic Boutique, 31 Gifts, Bling! and Perfections Salon. Enter to win free weekend Lexus lease and Richter & Phillips sterling silver bracelet. Admission is free. Call 7212445 or visit http://cincychic.com.
The Goshen Lions Club is hosting the Holly Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
21, at Marr-Cook Elementary School, 6700 Goshen Road. It is a craft show and business expo. It also includes a silent auction, raffles and food. Admission is free. Call 5753006 or visit www.goshenlionsclub.com.
Light up Goshen
The Goshen Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Light Up Goshen Parade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at MarrCook Elementary School, 6 7 0 0 Goshen Road. The parade route is: Goshen Road to Ohio 28, turn left, proceed to Dick Flynn Blvd. and end at Kroger. Christmas tree lighting with Santa follows parade at town center. Includes hot chocolate, drinks, food and caroling. The event is free. Call 891-1336.
Students Chase Beuerlein and Caige Beuerlein pose with their grandfather, Frank Buschmeier. Buschmeier served in the Army Air Corps.
Army Sgt. Jake Sporing holds his nephew, first-grader Matthew Widner while his niece and Mulberry fifth-grader Mahlea Widner stands nearby.
Mulberry Elementary celebrates veterans
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Mulberry sixth-grader Abby Swensen brought her uncles and grandfather to the program. Kevin Swensen, Robert Swensen, Bruce Swensen and Ronald Swensen all were present.
Mulberry Elementary School students Wednesday, Nov. 11, during a Veterans Day program honored their parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents and friends who have served in the military. Several veterans came to the school to speak with students about their experiences in the military and to listen to patriotic songs and essays performed and written by the children. Army First Sgt. Scott Penkova, whose son Michael attends the school, presented Principal Gary Schulte with an American flag from Iraq as thanks for the letters and care packages students sent him while he was overseas.
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LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS
Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “The Case of the Glamorous Ghost” by Erle Stanley Gardner. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.
Gifts Glam and Girlfriends, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. View hottest gifts of the year. Special pricing from several vendors such as Golf Chic Boutique, 31 Gifts, Bling! and Perfections Salon. Enter to win free weekend Lexus lease and Richter & Phillips sterling silver bracelet. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. 721-2445; http://cincychic.com. Milford.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry. Fish, coleslaw, french fries, hush puppies and beverages. Carryout available. $8 meal; $4 sandwich. 732-9035. Batavia.
Getting Support for Grief and Loss During the Holidays, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. InnerVisions Books, 8556 Beechmont Ave. Assists people in honoring their grief. Registration requested. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.
Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Salvation Army Worship and Service Center, 87 N. Market St. Sign-ups for Christmas assistance program. Bring photo ID, Social Security cards for all members of household, proof of income and proof of residency. Free. Presented by The Salvation Army of Batavia. 732-6328. Batavia. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 0
Legislative Luncheon, 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will hear your concerns about federal issues. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. $50, $38 members. Reservations required. 576-5000; www.clermontchamber.com. Eastgate.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Frontier Squares, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Plus level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Milford.
Holiday Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive. Pottery, jewelry, and more. 697-7070; www.holidayartsale.com. Loveland.
Earthworks: Virtual Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodland Mound, $1, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-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. 474-3100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Holly Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Marr-Cook Elementary School, 6700 Goshen Road. Craft show and business expo. Includes silent auction, raffles and food. Free. Presented by Goshen Lions Club. 575-3006; www.goshenlionsclub.com. Goshen Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical about the fall of Saigon during Vietnam War. Contains adult language and situations. $19, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Nov. 21. 697-6769. Loveland.
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HEALTH / WELLNESS
Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
You Can’t Take It With You, 7 p.m. Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. $7, $5 seniors and students. Tickets required. Through Nov. 21. 947-7611. Union Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland. Antiques Road Kill, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Interactive murder-mystery comedy. Includes dinner. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Clermont Inn Players. Through Nov. 21. 732-2174. Batavia.
Clermont County Christmas Sign-Ups, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Salvation Army Worship and Service Center. Free. 732-6328. Batavia. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 1
Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, auditorium. Twelve regional artists, some of national and international acclaim, comprise Masterworks for Nature. Exhibit, featuring artwork depicting nature’s bounty and beauty, includes original oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, and woodcarving and bronze sculpture. Prints available. Free Monday; $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Tuesday-Friday; $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Nick Erdy Foundation Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Norlyn Manor, 4440 Ohio 132. Texas Roadhouse dinner, open bar, dancing and live and silent auctions. Benefits Nick Erdy Foundation. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Nick Erdy Foundation. 965-0437. Batavia.
Family Breakfast Meeting, 9 a.m. With guest speaker Dr. Davidson. Golden Corral Eastgate, 4394 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. $8 adults, $4 children. Reservations required by Nov. 16. Presented by Business Men’s Fellowship USA Cincinnati-East Chapter. 8312029. Eastgate.
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; http://milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Light Up Goshen Parade, 4:30 p.m. MarrCook Elementary School, 6700 Goshen Road. Parade route: Goshen Road to State Route 28, turn left and proceed to Dick Flynn Boulevard and ending at Kroger. Christmas tree lighting with Santa follows parade at town center. Includes hot chocolate, drinks, food and caroling. Free. Presented by Goshen Chamber of Commerce. 891-1336. Goshen Township.
Be Thankful Thanksgiving Carryin Dinner, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Laurel United Methodist Church, 1885 Laurel Lindale Road. Bring one or two covered dishes to share. 553-3043. New Richmond.
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Goshen Lions Club is hosting the Holly Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Marr-Cook Elementary School, 6700 Goshen Road, Goshen Township. The event is a craft show and business expo. It includes silent auction, raffles and food. Admission is free. Call 575-3006 or visit www.goshenlionsclub.com. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3
ART EXHIBITS Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. Free Monday; $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Tuesday-Friday; $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. BARS/CLUBS
Sidewinder Band, 9:30 p.m. The Shaffer Shack, 4700 Ohio 276. $3. 782-9899. Batavia.
Live Trivia, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill, 509 Ohio Pike. Presented by B and B Entertainment. Through Dec. 28. 5281725. Cherry Grove.
MUSIC - R&B
Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. Ages 21 and up. Free. 831-9888. Milford.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Antiques Road Kill, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations required. 732-2174. Batavia.
Euchre Tournament, 2 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74. $10. 659-5803. Mount Carmel. Wii Play!, 1 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. For teens. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; www.clermontlibrary.org. Goshen. Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 2
Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Opening reception 2-4:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. Free Monday; $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Tuesday-Friday; $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, $36 per month for unlimited classes. 407-9292. Anderson Township.
AND OPEN MIC Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4
Earthly Treasures: Masterworks for Nature Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods. Free Monday; $3 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Tuesday-Friday; $5 adult, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
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Pierce Township Square Dance Classes, 7:30 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Beechmont Square Dance Club beginner square dance class. No prior dance experience necessary. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-441-9155; www.so-nkysdf.com. Pierce Township.
LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS
Spinebenders Book Club, 7 p.m. “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Adults. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. 528-1744. Union Township.
Bingo, 7 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74. $15. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.
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BUSINESS MEETINGS Eastern Hills Business Networking International Meeting, 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. The Bridge Cafe, 203 Mill St. Business and professional networking organization. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 797-1158; www.bniohio.com. Milford. FARMERS MARKET
Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; http://milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES
Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Stories, dance and crafts. All ages. Free. Registration required. 248-0700; www.clermontlibrary.org. Milford.
RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY
WAVE, 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.milfordfirsumc.org. Milford.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Henry Ford Squares, 5:30 p.m. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 20. 929-2427. Union Township.
Thanksgiving Dinner, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74. Includes music by Eastgate Community Church band, children’s choir and rap artist Joel Frame. Free. Presented by Eastgate Community Church. 943-3926; eastgatecommunitychurch.com. Mount Carmel. Thanksgiving Praise and 30th Anniversary Service, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Faith Church, 5910 Price Road. Include music, drama and more. Childcare provided for children ages 4 and under. Free. 831-3770; www.faithchurch.net. Milford. PROVIDED
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/cincinnati.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Eastgate Retirement Village, 776 Old Ohio 74. Small dining room. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Eastgate.
Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit www.cincyplay.com.
November 18, 2009
Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The Marriage-GoRound.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate
w o r r y about our k i d s , “American kids are more likely than those in other developed Father Lou countries Guntzelman to live in a Perspectives household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and live-in partners moving in and out of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Cherlin was amazed to find out that American kids born to married couples experienced 6 percent more household disruption by age 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,”
Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s
new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willingness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial premarriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage
relationship at a rather superficial level. Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our self-
awareness and growth. The process of self-discovery and spouse discovery is an unending challenge. We are either going forward, going backward, or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting along effortlessly. Yet, can anything loving, enduring and beautiful ever be constructed without personal effort? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.
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November 18, 2009
Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Don’t forget Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had the same relationship with her readers. When Rita P a m Heikenfeld T i m m e for Rita’s kitchen asked Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!). So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.
Fern Storer’s chili
Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a
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didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kidney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use)
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Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers very detailed recipe writer. She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin) 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I
Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added. Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.
Taffy apple salad for Thanksgiving
Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at www.communitypress.com. 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail
Taste of Lebanon
St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. The festival will feature authentic Lebanese cuisine made by the St. Anthony of Padua parishioners. Traditional dishes such as kibbee, falafel, stuffed cabbage rolls and grape leaves, hummus, salad, and green beans and rice will be available. There will be pastries for dessert. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. For details, call 513-961-0120. nuts 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.
The holidays are fast approaching. Family members who live out of town, as well as local family members, will be making plans to visit their loved ones during the holidays. Sometimes those loved ones live in nursing homes. How does that fit into a family Christmas holiday? A few years ago, both of my husband’s parents lived in a nursing home in Louisville. He visited often, and his sister lived nearby and was very supportive. But rather than just have a brief visit at the nursing home, we decided to have a family Christmas party there. We reserved the home’s elegant sunroom ahead of time. Both of my daughters and their families went – 13 in all. We took refreshments, gifts and party favors. And we had a great time. It’s important that residents of nursing homes are reassured on a regular basis that they are still important members of the family. This list of ideas may help your visits be more meaningful. When you visit, be supportive and affectionate. Hug your loved one when you arrive and leave. Often nursing home residents are only touched when they are dressed or bathed. Plan you visits in advance. This enables your loved one to have control over at least one aspect of their schedule. Plus, planning ahead allows them to enjoy the anticipation of your visit. Listen to your loved one. Do not talk “at” them. Even if stories are repeated, be a good listener. Speak to all residents as
adults, not as children. “How are we this morning?” is patronizing and contributes to low self-esteem. Share news about your life and family, and don’t forget to take photographs. Don’t spend a lot of time asking them about how they feel or if they have eaten. Share funny stories. Laughter is important. Bring your children and grandchildren to visit, as well as some of their art projects as gifts to brighten the room. It was always obvious to us on our visits as to who had a lot of family support and who didn’t. Some of the rooms were distressingly bare. That’s why it’s important to say “hello” to other residents who may not receive many visitors. Take your loved one for an outing if they are able to go. A trip to the beauty shop or barber shop, a restaurant, ice cream or a ride in the country means so much to people who are confined to one building. If you live out of town, keep in touch by telephone. We paid for a phone to be installed in my father-inlaw’s room so we could stay in touch with him daily. Sends notes and photos often. One last thing, get acquainted with the nursing home staff. Let them know that you are attentive to the care they give. A simple thank you to the staff once in a while makes life more pleasant for everyone. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.
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November 18, 2009
Car seats for dogs? Makes sense to me … a lady starting a food kitchen at the Bethel United Methodist Church Saturdays from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. for the unemployed and underemployed. This will be a sitdown meal with no carry outs. The name she has decided on is the Kitchen of Hope. Now last week I also wrote about a lady who was named Ohio State Grange Non-member Volunteer of the Year. This lady is Marie Pelfrey. She heads up the Free Clothing Store in Bethel and could use more donations of clothing, especially children’s clothing and coats. When you see her thank her and congratulate her for the work she does. Last Saturday Ruth Ann and I went up to Russellville to the Rambler Center and
Adopt a senior this holiday season
Clermont County ending child support payments at local office Effective Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Clermont County Child Support Enforcement (CSE) division of the Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) will no longer accept payments for child support. “Because of budget cuts throughout our agency, we will no longer be able to serve as a conduit for these payments,” said CSE Director Brenda Gilreath. Beginning in December, child support payments must be made by personal check, money order, traveler’s check or cashier’s check and made payable to Ohio Child Support Payment Central (OCSPC), P.O. Box 182372, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2372. Other payment options available through the centralized Columbus collection unit include www.ExpertPay.com, a Web site that allows those making payments to use a debit card, and www.e-childsPay.com, a Web site that accepts Master Card and Discover payments. To ensure prompt payment and accurate posting to the individual’s child support case, payments should include name, Social Security number, SETS number, and/or court number.
for granted, like dish cloths, soap, and laundry detergent,” said Adopt-a-Senior coordinator Sharon Brumagem. “It breaks your heart to see how little some of these men and women ask for.” Those interested in the Adopt-a-Senior program will be matched with a senior that has filled out a wish list of items he or she needs. Donors can purchase one or more items on the list, whatever fits their budget. The items can be wrapped with the first name of the senior and his/her identifica-
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Tyler Woodruff, 21, 271 S. 4th St., Williamsburg, sub-contractor, and Celestain Brady, 20, 271 S. 4th St., Williamsburg, sales representative. Scott Asbury, 49, 2412 Oak Corner, Hamersville, self employed, and Yolanda Stephens, 45, 2412 Oak Corner, Hamersville, housewife. Shon Robinson, 31, 5152 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, carpenter, and Cathy Ann Dempsey, 24, 5152 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, teacher.
tion number; donors then drop-off the packages to Clermont Senior Services offices, located at 2085A James Sauls Sr. Drive in Batavia. Volunteers will deliver the gifts before Christmas. Brumagem said that in addition to the holiday program, items are needed in the gift pantry all year long. For information on adopting a senior or donating to the gift pantry, e-mail Sharon Brumagem at Clermont Senior Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 536-4060.
Lord for this. A feller told me his son-in-law’s George corn proRooks duced 231 bushels to Ole the acre and Fisherman some soybeans were yielding 50 bushels to the acre. This is great. God bless the farmers. Start your week by going to your favorite church and give the Good Lord thanks. 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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whether to purchase food, warm clothes, or medicine; they can afford one but not all three. Can you adopt a senior this holiday season? Clermont Senior Services is looking for individuals, families, civic groups, churches, and businesses willing to donate items to make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of needy older members of our community. “Because they are on a limited income, the seniors have a hard time purchasing items many of us take
Every time he changes his bed, he washes the same raggedy sheets and then puts them back on the bed. This member of our community needs his money to purchase life-saving medicine. New sheets and a warm blanket will have to wait. This is the true story of an elderly man who lives in Clermont County; sadly, his story is not unique. In every community, there are many who are living on a fixed income that has senior citizens deciding
set up for their craft show and it was a good one. There were lots of crafters and a nice crowd of folks looking for Christmas gifts and other items. The Owensville Historical Society held their meeting at the Owensville Commons Sunday afternoon. There were several of the residents who attended and enjoyed the meeting and the refreshments after the program. The Owensville Historical Society will be having their Christmas Dinner at the Jackson Township Hall Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. so if any of you would like to join the organization, please give us a call. The recent dry weather for the farmers to harvest their crops has been a blessing and we thank the Good
Thanks to the veterans who helped make our country safe. Now we thank the folks who went to serve our country and don’t forget the folks who produced the food and supplies so the service people had food to eat. I remember during the Second World War my Mother and Dad would save the aluminum foil to be turned in for the war use. Now the amount we had was very little but she made it a point not to waste what she had. Last Monday I was helping unload a couple trailers at the Brown County Fairgrounds for a sale Wednesday and then Thursday we will unload another trailer getting ready for the sale Friday. Last week I wrote about
out the awards to the juniors. We have more broccoli to cut and have for the Thanksgiving meal here at our house this year. I usually plant broccoli twice each year, once in early April then again in August. I usually get the plants from the Grants Farm and Greenhouses on Bucktown Road. They are getting their Christmas lights put up and the train display in working order at their Milford Greenhouse at the shopping center so mark it on your calendar to go and enjoy the display. This is the season to be very thankful for your neighbors, home, plenty of food and a good church to celebrate the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Howdy folks; I was talking to a feller last week and he told me how they have a doggie seat in their car for their little dog. Now after thinking about this it makes sense because if a dog was jumping around in the vehicle it could cause a wreck. Folks would not want their dog or cat to be hurt, so it makes sense to have a doggie seat. There are several dinners and programs coming up for Thanksgiving and Christmas so get involved and enjoy. Check with your neighbors and furnish them a meal if the need is there. The Monroe Grange at Nicholsville will have a Thanksgiving supper at their next meeting and Ruth Ann and Bonnie will pass
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RELIGION Faith Church
The church is hosting a free homecooked Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. Anyone is welcome. This is the third annual Community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Faith Church. The holiday dinner is served to guests at the Faith Church Life Center, plus delivered to local emergency workers on duty. Last year more than 250 meals were served. To reserve your meal, sign-up at www.faithchurch.net or call 8313770, ext. 360. The church is at 5910 Price Road, Milford; 831-3770.
Hill Station Baptist Church
The church will be serving a free Thanksgiving meal for Goshen Township residents from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Goshen Middle School cafeteria. Reservations are requested to 683-9240. For more information, call 683-9240 and leave a message for Teri K. The church is at 7100 Hill Station Road, Goshen; 683-9240.
Milford First United Methodist Church
A Titanic theme high tea-luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Reserve a spot on board by calling 831-0356. This Titanic-themed high tea/luncheon
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life
St. Bernadette Church
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
1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST
101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org
MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH
2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org
BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE
770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739
Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm
Reaching the Heart of Clermont County
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY
212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 7:00pm
LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189
Sunday School..........................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship........10:30am Sunday Evening Worship..........6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...........7:00pm
CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net
Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm
UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend
CHURCH OF GOD GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD
Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor
let Company (CBC), and Liang Fu (also of CBC). Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children/students and seniors. About 80 dancers age 4 and up from Milford, Loveland, Lebanon, Mason, Maineville, West Chester and Dillsboro will be performing. The music is familiar, the story is classic, and River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, is a family-friendly environment for
this perennial favorite. Order tickets from ballet tech of ohio at 683-6860, the Lamplighter Educational Resource Center at 8316344, or River Hills Christian Church at 677-7600. Tickets will be available at River Hills prior to each performance. For more information, v i s i t www.ballettechohio.org.
Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” 2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com
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
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
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
A Loving Church in Jesus Name
Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150
Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
Pastor: Tom Bevers www.Cornerstone.ohbaptist.org
Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right
1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265
Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs
Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM
CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE
The Greater Milford Events & Arts Council (GMEAC) recently announced that “The Nutcracker” ballet is coming to Milford. Claudia Rudolf Barrett’s ballet tech of ohio brings “The Nutcracker” to River Hills Christian Church in Miami Township Nov. 21 with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Guest artists are Cervilio Amador, principal dancer of the Cincinnati Bal-
Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Nutcracker ballet comes to Milford
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770
Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services
will include salad, sandwiches, fruit plate, desserts and teas. Your boarding pass and seat assignment will be processed and stamped at the ticket office in the church lobby on the day of departure. Dress is fancy. Red Hatters are welcome. This tea/luncheon will be served on the finest of linens, bone china, crystal and silver. Each table will be decorated by members of Lilies of The Valley Garden Club. Classical music provided by Queen City Strings, Period Style Show and Solo My Heart Will Go, On & On. Captain Edward Smith will narrate facts about the Titanic. The cost is $25, each table seats eight guests. The church is at 541 Main Street, Milford.
Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia
HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011
Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.
EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL
100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries
Place orders by December 11 Pick up Dec 19, 10am-noon
Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”
Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio
Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.
Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available
AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor
6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 www.epiphanyumc.org Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am
Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility www.gbgm-umc.org//faith-batavia
FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship............9:00am Sunday School.......................10:00am Traditional Worship................10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services
“Room for the Whole Family” 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 Come visit us at the
Owensville United Methodist Church
B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday nda School.......................9:30am School 93 w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm
Pastor Mike Smith
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor
Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young
Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: email@example.com www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
Sunday Morning 10:00AM
Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song
Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125
Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103
513-732-6241 - www.salvos.com/Batavia Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Ofﬁcers/Ministers
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vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)
Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM
PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH
PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525
Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
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
WESLYAN 638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH
949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED ”A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Juvenile, 14, theft, Oct. 28. Two Juveniles, 17, theft, Oct. 29. Juvenile, 13, assault, Oct. 30. Juvenile, 12, assault, Oct. 30. Walt Richardson, 49, 6952 Goshen Rod, noise resolution, Oct. 28. Ian M. Doty, 24, 5625 Day Drive, domestic violence, Oct. 29. Brian S. Gregory, 38, 5682 Dry Run Road, domestic violence, Oct. 30. Randall J. Piepmeyer, 46, 6505 Roe St., theft, Nov. 1. Jeffery M. Rentschler, 48, 3215 Enyart, complicity to theft, falsification, Nov. 1. Dustin B. Hall, 25, 11319 Templeton, persistent disorderly conduct, open container, resisting arrest, Nov. 1. Jacob A. Nipper, 19, 987 Ohio 131, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, Nov. 1. David R. Chinn, 40, 118 Dave Ave., drug abuse, paraphernalia, Nov. 2.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing
Female was threatened at 1187 Brightwater No. 1, Oct. 30.
Male juvenile assaulted at bus stop at 969 Ohio 28, Oct. 30. Female was assaulted at 1084 Michelle Trail, Nov. 2.
Trailer was written on at 1301 Ohio 131, Oct. 29. Gate damaged at Rollingwood Drive, Nov. 1.
Deception to obtain dangerous drugs
False prescription called into Walgreen’s at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Oct. 30.
At Day Drive, Oct. 29. At Dry Run Road, Oct. 30. At Loveland Miamiville Road, Oct. 31.
Male stated juvenile’s ID used with no authorization at 600 block of West Hanna Avenue, Oct. 27.
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Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1457 E. Stoker Court, Oct. 29.
Male juvenile reported missing at 5600 block of Sherwood Drive, Oct. 29.
Gun equipment taken from Meijer; $370 at Ohio 28, Oct. 19. 2009 Ford truck taken from Shaw Farms; $30,000 at 1737 Ohio 131, Oct. 27. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 930 Linden Creek, Oct. 27. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 6565 Clearfield Court, Oct. 27. Laptop computer and GPS unit taken from vehicle; $1,900 at 810 Walnut Ridge, Oct. 28. Car battery, etc. taken at 862 U.S. 50, Oct. 28. I-Pod, case, etc. taken from vehicle at 6563 Clearfield, Oct. 28. Cellphone and I-Pod taken from locker at Milford High; $450 at 1 Eagles Way, Oct. 28. Boots taken from Meijer; $45 at Ohio 28, Oct. 29. Auto jack and jack stands taken from storage unit at 1185 Brightwater, Oct. 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $19.66 at Wards Corner Road, Oct. 28. Cough syrup taken from CVS at Ohio 131, Oct. 29. Checks taken from residence at 5717 Buckwheat Road, Oct. 22. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,200 at 6341 Ashford, Oct. 30. Bike taken at 788 Wards Corner, Oct. 28. Two bikes taken at 5534 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Oct. 30. Battery taken from trailer at 1375 Ohio 131, Oct. 31. Medication taken from vehicle at 905 Carpenter Road, Oct. 30. Work trailer taken from Stone Sensation; $2,500 at 415 Wards Corner, Nov. 1. Personal papers taken at 1047 Shore Point, Nov. 2.
POLICE REPORTS Gasoline not paid for at JP’s Food Mart; $14 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 2. Copper wire taken from sub-station; $5,000 at 386 Wards Corner, Nov. 2.
Rickey D. Bowen, 44, 320 Victor Stier Drive, theft, Nov. 3. Amanda J. Byrd, 31, 901 Edgecombe Drive, recited, Nov. 8. Lloyd J. Compton, 28, 201 Edgecombe Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Nov. 8. Amanda M. Craig, 20, 544 Walker St., theft, Nov. 5. Shawn Drew, 30, 746 Rue Center Court, recited, Nov. 7. Michael J. Fuller, 26, 1730 Cleveland Ave., warrant, Nov. 7. Rebecca C. Geiger, 30, 101 Edgecombe Drive, recited, Nov. 8. Robert J. Hartman Sr., 49, 830 U.S. 50, driving under influence, license not reinstated, Nov. 8. Justin A. Isaacs, 19, 24 Winnebago, recited, Nov. 5. Christopher Mccullough, 33, 724 Louanne Lane, criminal damage, Nov. 8. Kenneth C. Messer, 45, 5661 Happy Hollow, warrant, driving under suspension, Nov. 2. Kathleen E. Moore, 43, 854 Wright St., recited, Nov. 4. Douglas Neal, 38, 4504 Aicholtz Road, recited, Nov. 3. Kimberly L. Varney, 37, 149 Williamson Drive, operating vehicle under influence, Nov. 8. Christopher Williams, 20, 1531 Elm St., recited, Nov. 8.
Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering
Entry made into residence at 1059 Main St., Nov. 5. Forced entry made into Jump Zone at 737 U.S. 50, Nov. 7.
Block wall spray painted at 122 Water
St., Nov. 2. Graffiti painted on warehouse at 401 Milford Parkway, Nov. 5. Lights broken on Christmas trees at 25 Main St., Nov. 8.
Reported at American Legion at, Nov. 3.
Male was threatened at 1059 Main St., Nov. 3.
Unlisted items taken at 301 Old Bank Road, Nov. 2. Medications taken; items recovered at 137 Main St., Nov. 2. Unlisted items taken at 450 Victor Stier St., Nov. 3. Medication taken at 5366 S. Milford Road, Nov. 4. Theft by employee was reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Nov. 5. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $14.34 at 100 Chamber Drive, Nov. 8. Hat taken from Kroger at 824 Main St., Nov. 8.
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Whitney Vaughn, 19, 482 Piccadilly, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Joshua Vogelsang, 18, 482 Piccadilly, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. David Taylor, 29, 105 South Fork, warrant. Frederick Schmidt, 38, 6215 Ohio 133, endangering children. Rachel Sturgill, 32, 214 Gateway, warrant. Amber Simpson, 21, 1785 Ohio 28, warrant. Walter Holcomb, 48, 28 Holly Drive, warrant. Lincoln Colwell, 42, 1823 Lois Lane, warrant. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct. Juvenile, 16, warrant. Tammy Benjamin, 40, 401 Country
Lake, domestic violence.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 133, Oct. 27.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 285, Oct. 29. At 1428 Ohio 28, Oct. 29. At 6707 Goshen Road, Oct. 30. At 7135 Thompson Road, Oct. 31. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 173, Oct. 27.
At 429 Patrick Lane, Oct. 23. At 6637 Manila Road, Oct. 28.
At Deerfield, Oct. 24. At Country Lake, Oct. 31.
At 1622 Fay Road, Oct. 28.
At 1873 Ohio 28, Oct. 29.
At 6725 Dick Flynn, Oct. 29. At 1527 Meadowbrook, Oct. 31. At 6690 Shiloh Road, Oct. 31.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 313, Oct. 28.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations
Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Goshen, Nov. 3. Matthew Organ, 33, 905 Krupp Drive, Fayetteville, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at Ohio 131 & Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 4.
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DEATHS Esther R. Carroll, 95, of Milford died Nov. 8. Survived by daughters, Sheila (Larry) Wheatley and Georgia Burdick; grandchildren, Patrick Wheatley, Ryan Wheatley and Kelly Kayden; and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Griffin, Jordan, Reese and Reagan Wheatley. Preceded in death by three brothers. Services were Nov. 11 at St. Andrew Church. Memorials to: St. Francis Soup Kitchen, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Odell Dobbs, 76, of Goshen Township died Nov. 6. Survived by wife, Vivian A. (nee Partin) Dobbs; children, Clinton (Carol) Dobbs, Kevin Dobbs, David (Karen) Dobbs, Scott Young and Matthew Dobbs; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Jewel Roberts, Dobbs Clara Koger, Harold Dobbs and Roger Dobbs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded by father, Albert Dobbs; mother, Mertie (nee Coffey) Dobbs; siblings, Shirley Dobbs, Sylvester Dobbs and Clinton Dobbs. Services were Nov. 10 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Southwest Ohio VFW, Memorial Team, c/o Dave Conley, 6826 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH 45122.
Ross Anthony Geiger
Ross Anthony Geiger, 68, of Goshen Township died Nov. 6. Survived by children, Ross Allen (Martha) Geiger, Brian (Wendy) Geiger, Kevin Geiger and Cherette (Aaron) White of Loveland; grandchildren, Ross Alaric Geiger, Alysa Lucante, Kristen, Brandon, Hannah and Casey Geiger, and Kara White; and brother, Patrick Geiger. Preceded in death by brother, Thomas Geiger. Services were Nov. 11 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Loveland American Legion Post 256, 897 Oakland Road, Loveland, OH 45140.
Darlene F. Helton
Darlene F. Helton, 68, of Cincinnati died Nov. 4. Survived by children, John (Mary Ann) Helton of Milford, Richard Hunley of Nebraska, Rob (Christina) Hunley of Goshen and Randy (Frei-
da) Hunley of Mount Washington; eight grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren; and brother, Charles Doll of Mount Washington. Preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Bob Beckman. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 1644 Laval Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45255.
Thomas Francis Jetter
Thomas Francis Jetter, 65, of Milford died Nov. 7. Survived by children, Michele Clements, Melissa (Tom) Gooch and
Tom (Shellie) Jetter; grandchildren, Mikayla Jetter, Tommy Jetter, Makinley Clements, Brady Clements, Maris Gooch and Alden Gooch; 17 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Harry Dodson; mother, Helen (nee Frank) Dodson; and wife, Victoria Louise (nee Calavena) Jetter. Services were Nov. 14 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
Robert Scott Morrison
Slayback Morrison; children, Cory, Kenny, Cameron and Chelsea; father, Robert S. Morrison; and siblings, Terri Woods and Sandy Acker. Preceded in death by mother, Eleanor Lanham Morrison. Services were Nov. 13 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813.
Robert Scott Morrison, 45, of Milford died Nov. 10. Survived by wife, Amanda J.
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Public Hearing Notification The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 5 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103. The purpose of this hearing is to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the developmental of the 2010 Annual Action Plan. A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website (www.clermontdd.org). If you cannot attend but wish to provide comments/feedback for the 2010 Annual Action Plan, you may do so by calling with your comments to (513) 732-4921 or by sending an email with your comments to email@example.com. 1001519138 LEGAL NOTICE The folowing Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last know addresses are as follows: U n it 0 3 6 , Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103 an d Unit 073, K i m ball W. Holmes, 4659 Elmont Dr. Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 7568 If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classiﬁed
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REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
5742 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Bradley & Erin Koewler, 0.1740 acre, $131,045. 7017 Goshen Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Regina Barton, $70,060. Oakland Hills Drive, John Woliver, executor to O’Bannon Properties LLC., 0.5638 acre, $25,401. 6690 Pin Oak Drive, Nichole Ewing to Barbara Shields, $110,000. 1295 Sandwood Drive, Roger & Rosemary Cornell to Stephen & Kimberly Morris, 0.5790 acre, $209,900. 6874 Stonehedge Circle, Stuart & Wendy Bolerjack to Sean Brislin, 0.5070 acre, $365,000. 6919 Teddy Lane, Corena Clements to Eric Mitchell, 1.0000 acre, $93,000. 2298 Woodville Pike, Fresh Start
Property Solutions LLC. to Richard Arnold, 1.5030 acre, $135,000. 2298 Woodville Pike, Yousef & Glenda Jebreel to Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC., 1.5030 acre, $120,700. 1592 Woodville Pike, Dennis & Beverly Halcomb to Rafeal William Albun Farris, 0.6200 acre, $75,000.
5772 Ashby Court, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Alex Jacob, $40,000. 6398 Birch Creek Drive, Hal Homes/Willows Bend LLC. to James & Brenda Jones, $819,161. 971 Caribou Run Lane, Andrew & Mindy Kuchta to Lawrence Iram, 0.2938 acre, $234,000. 1226 Colonel Clopp Court, Rosemary Knight to Rebecca Hansen, 0.3480 acre, $235,000. 1145 Deblin Drive, US Bank National Assoc., as trustee to Robert Siller, $88,000. 5563 Falling Wood Court, Fischer
IN THE COURTS Single Family Homes II LLC. to Megan & Clifford Clayton III, 0.2995 acre, $254,285. 5908 Hanley Close No. 51, Nina & Douglas Christophersen to Robert Chancey, $67,500. 1118 Hayward Circle, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Joseph & Tanya Delvecchio, 0.2938 acre, $219,215. 6786 Little River Lane, Brenda Jones to Rocco Gatta, $313,500. 5530 Mallard Point Court, White Farm Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2950 acre, $33,500. 6642 Roth Ridge Drive, Carla Chandler to Donald & Larissa Frozina, $205,000. 1535 Summitt Ridge Road, John & Lisa Wilson to Jay Koesters, 0.2010 acre, $167,900. 5664 W. Day Circle, David Alexander to Judith Franklin, $127,000. 6370 Waverly Hillls Lane, Kenneth Mayo to Robert & Ann Tengler, 0.7600 acre, $283,000.
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Total Quality Logistics vs. Hobarama LLC, professional tort Regina Bettinger vs. Larry Faulkner, et al., other tort Sarah A. Lewis vs. Reed C. Koehler, other tort Suzanne M. Egbers vs. Larry Walling and Kathleen W. Walling, other tort Shane R. Liggett, et al. vs. Thomas C. Johnson, et al., other tort Patricia A. Robertson vs. Amy B. Wisby and Don Wisby, other tort Gregory A. Reffitt vs. Work Place Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Cindy R. Lang vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and KDI Precision Products Inc., worker’s compensation Christina L. Maynard vs. Peterman LLC and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Patricia M. Arthon vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and Clermont County Educational Service Center, worker’s compensation Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Mandy Ramsey, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Tiffany A. Hoffman, foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation vs. Liane
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Holcomb, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Christopher J. Williams, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Brian K. Salyer, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Rick Cooper, et al., foreclosure Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Dan R. Shupe, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Andrew E. Ard and Fifth Third Bank, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Randall L. Fender, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. James W. Nicheols and Patricia F. Nicheols, foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Boyer Plumbing Inc., et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. William H. Goff, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jeffrey Q. Fry, foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Jeffrey Vogel, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Joseph A. Palmer, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Bank vs. Wendy M. Joseph, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Mark T. Bresser, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jason E. Kraus, et al., foreclosure
Jeremy Woebkenberg, Mainville, alter, 1515 Fay Road, Goshen Township. Thomas Gregory, Cincinnati, trailer, 1394 Deerfield, Goshen Township. Knuckles Contruction, Goshen, alter, 2374 Woodville Pike, Goshen Township. Home Design Plus, Bethel, HVAC, 5823 Marathon Edenton, Jackson Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1114 Heatherstone Way, Miami Township; HVAC, 5602 Garrett Drive; HVAC, 1012 Anthony Lane. Rick Ogden Heat & Air, Loveland, HVAC, 795 Andrea Drive, Miami Township. Thompson Heat/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5828 Meadow View, Miami Township; HVAC, 6537 Lewis Road; HVAC, 6632 Ridgeview Court; HVAC, 1274 Day Circle; HVAC, 1302 Bay Court.
Logan Services, Dayton, HVAC, 5628 Brooks Holding, Miami Township; HVAC, 1396 Finch Lane. Schibi Heat & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6651 Smith Road, Miami Township. Innovative Power Systems, Mason, alter, 709 Pine Ridge, Miami Township; generator. Jansen Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6098 Donna Jay, Miami Township; HVAC, 5918 Price Road. Hill-Air Heat and Air Inc., Fairfield, HVAC, 6410 Westward Drive, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, new, 1134 Hayward, Miami Township, $106,900. Tony Callahan, Mason, trailer, 707 Ohio 28, Milford City. Vicki Hignite, Batavia, addition, 2112 Amber Hill Road, Stonelick Township, $4,500. Cullen Electric, Milford, alter, 2330
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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.
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Jeffrey Davis, Goshen, pole barn, 6686 Shiloh Road, Goshen Township, $4,000. AC Electrical Systems Inc., Harrison, fire alarm, 1 Eagles Way, Miami Township. Kiessling Architecture Inc., Cincinnati, alter-PNC Bank, 1105 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $11,600. Millay & Co. Inc., Erlanger, Kentucky, alter, 1068 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $10,000. Greg Helemann, Batavia, alter, 1331 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Murrplastic Systems, Milford, alter, 1175 Ohio 50, Miami Township, $5,000. R & R Wiring Constractors, Batavia, alter, 6077 Deer Crossing Court, Miami Township.
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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the beneﬁt of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often ﬁnd in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a ﬁne hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-ﬁber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas ﬁreplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, ﬂowers, etc…
National City Bank vs. William K. Burton, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Randy Ross and Patricia S. Cameron, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Linda Russell and Clermont County treasurer, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. David E. Fisher, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Zachary J. House, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Deanna Kiefer, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Susan Jane Holaday, foreclosure Citibank NA vs. Daryl Holcomb, et al., foreclosure Cincinnati Postal Employees Credit Union Inc. vs. Kenneth P. Christoff, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Paul A. Eifert, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Matthew G. Wingo, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Chas F. Hall II, et al., foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. James P. Bettle, et al., foreclosure Morequity Inc. vs. Phillip Price, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Paul A. Woodruff, et al., foreclosure
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