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Mills ‘excited’ to lead police By Kellie Geist-May
YMCA director likes Clermont Co.
One of Sheila Hinton’s first duties when she took over during the summer as director of the Clermont Family YMCA was to attend the Clermont County Fair. “I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Ohio. The fair reminded me of the county fairs back home. I felt like I was back home,” she said. FULL STORY, B1
TID moves into new era
Steve Wharton, trustee in charge of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, has resigned. This is part of an expected reorganization of the TID as the focus shifts from mostly planning to actual construction of transportation improvements. FULL STORY, A2
Schmidt moving to Union Twp.
The Union Township trustees have signed a lease agreement that would allow U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt to have office space in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Schmidt moved out of her Batavia office earlier this week after Commissioner Archie Wilson questioned county’s cost to keep the Main Street building. FULL STORY, A3
Jail program to help inmates
Officials hope a new program now under way will slow the revolving door at the Clermont County Jail by turning non-violent offenders away from criminal behavior. Doug Brothers, assistant to the county administrator, said the Jail Intervention Program began in early November. There are 14 inmates participating, seven of whom are close to completion. FULL STORY, A3
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Sgt. Jamey Mills is looking forward to serving as the interim chief – and maybe the permanent chief – of the Milford Police Department. “I have loved every minute of my career here and I had a lot of unique opportunities, but I’ve never been more excited than I am right now,” he said. “I just feel like this is the job I’m meant to do.” Mills took leadership of the department Monday and was expected to be sworn in as interim chief during the Milford City Council meeting Tuesday. Mills grew up in Miami Township and graduated from Milford High School. He started at the police academy in 1992 and earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 1994. “I’m a hometown kid. I’ve lived here my whole life. From the minute I graduated college, I knew I wanted to work for the Milford Police Department,” he said. Actually, Mills turned in three applications before he was called in for an interview with the Milford Police Department. “I spent three years here parttime. I ended up turning down two
Sgt. Jamey Mills will serve as the interim police chief of the Milford Police Department while the city looks for a new chief. Mills also has expressed interest in the permanent position. full-time jobs to stay in Milford. Good jobs are worth waiting for and Milford has always been home to me,” he said. Mills worked as a plainclothes detective for seven years and has
been a sergeant since 2000. He is a certified law enforcement executive and a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College. Although the current position is interim, Mills hopes he’ll be
considered for the permanent chief job. “I’ll tell you what I told (City Manager Loretta Rokey), the chief position, more than anything, appeals to my creative side. I love a project, anything I can see a before and after with. We have an outstanding police department, but I’m not sure everyone knows that. I want to be the person to go out there and sell us,” he said. Rokey also will enter a contract with Milford’s Fire Chief John Cooper to assess the needs and talents of the police department staff. “As a lifelong resident and well-respected leader of the Milford Community Fire Department, Chief Cooper provides a unique perspective and an opportunity to provide a sounding board from outside of the department to hear current concerns and foster new ideas that may be brought forward to the city manager and City Council for future action,” Rokey said. The Milford Police Department is an accredited agency with 14 full-time police officers, three parttime positions and two clerks. Former Police Chief Mark Machan resigned Jan. 3. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/milford.
New junior high classrooms finished By Mary Dannemiller email@example.com
Milford Junior High School now has four brand new classrooms. The project cost about $1.4 million and was paid for with the same $31million bond issue that funded renovations and construction at Milford High School, said district Operations Manager Jeff Johnson. “Because of savings achieved through the competitive bidding process and tight management of the budget, we did have money left in the budget from the bond issue,” he said. “We used that money to pay for the additions to the junior high school.” The additional classrooms are needed because the junior high school already is over capacity and is expecting even more students when the district’s large fourth- and fifth-grade classes become middle school students. A team of teachers now in a modular unit will move into the new classrooms but the modulars will still be used by other teachers, said Principal Kelli Ellison. “We are going to reduce the use of the modulars, but we’re trying to create a schedule to utilize those classrooms because we need to save money at the same time,” she said. The teachers are excited to move into the new classrooms, which have new projectors and voice amplifying technology similar to what is in the new ninth grade wing at Milford High School, Ellison said. “They’re excited for the use of
Milford Junior High School Principal Kelli Ellison shows eighth-graders James Cobb and Jake Fehl how the voice amplification system works in one of the school’s four new classrooms. new technology and to get the resources they don’t currently have,” she said. “One of the classrooms has a removable wall between the two rooms so those teachers will be able to open it up and do interdisciplinary activities at times.” Johnson said there are still some little things that need to be completed before the rooms are fully functional, but that the construction process went well. “The project was very smooth, not that any construction project isn’t without some bumps in the road,” he said. “Turner Construction and all of the contractors did a good job. They’re nice, bright classrooms and I’m really happy with the way they turned out.”
Two of the new classrooms at Milford Junior High School are separated by a soundproof partition that can be opened for co-teaching, as shown here.
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January 19, 2011
Clermont TID moves into new era as Wharton resigns By Theresa L. Herron and Kellie May
thing you (Wharton) had in mind. … I appreciate all you have done to get this moving. I think we’re the envy of various TIDs in the state with what we’ve been able to accomplish. And some of that is due to your persistence.” This resignation comes two days after new county Commissioner Archie Wilson questioned Spinney and the other two county commissioners about the legality and way the economic development efforts are handled. His comments were made during a work session Jan. 12. Wilson said he called Wharton about one year ago requesting information about the TID, ED3C and other economic development efforts. “I got a good cussing from Mr. Wharton,” Wilson said. “I will smash him from now on,” Wilson said, referring to Wharton. “You do not talk to the public like that.” Wilson asked if Wharton was the best man for the job. He wanted county employees hired to do economic development to “bird-dog” Wharton to make sure the county was getting everything stipulated in
Steve Wharton, trustee in charge of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District, has resigned. This is part of an expected reorganization of the TID as the focus shifts from mostly planning to actual construction of transportation improvements. “I would like to make my resignation effective today. I want to thank all of you for the opportunity to work with you,” Wharton told TID members this morning, Jan. 14, during their regular meeting. “I do appreciate the opportunity. I took a lot of personal and professional satisfaction in helping with this program. I look forward to helping you in any way I can,” he said. Wharton also serves as the executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of Clermont County (ED3C). County Administrator David Spinney made the following comments. “I know years before we created this, the TID was some-
the contract with the ED3C and other economic development organizations. Those employees are Assistant County Administrator Scot Lahrmer and Economic Development Director Andy Kuchta. Steve Wharton was the county administrator for a number of years before resigning and Spinney was appointed to the job. At the work session, Commissioner Ed Humphrey told Wilson that Spinney was a “good person to watch over the TID.” Spinney is the director of the TID set up to implement and monitor transportation improvements projects in Clermont County. “The TID is a function of government. It is outlined in the Ohio Revised Code and has authority beyond what the county commissioners have,” Humphrey said. “The TID can leverage money put in by the county, townships and city to get grants for (traffic) improvements.” Wilson said he understood that, but wanted to get reports about the work being done from county employees like Lahrmer and Kuchta, “who I pay to do economic development. They need to say
what impact this will have on the economy.” Spinney said Wednesday the TID was to be reorganized during the regular meeting Friday. Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant was appointed to serve as treasurer. “I will do my best to make Clermont County strong,” Van Sant said. Spinney was reappointed as chair. Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk will serve as vice chair. Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger will serve as secretary of the TID. “The TID is entering a new era,” Spinney said. “The TID is about to do lots of construction and the county engineer will be providing a lot of the support. It was the intent all along (for the engineer) to supervise all the projects.” In 2011, about $20 million will be spent on roadwork in Clermont County, Spinney said. About half of the construction cost will be funded by the state and federal governments. When county commissioners created the TID in 2006, the board appointed Wharton as the repre-
sentative from the ED3C to represent economic development, Wharton said. It has just come to the time to make the change and Van Sant is the logical person to be that person. Wharton’s resignation is the result of a discussed reorganization of the TID which began a year ago. In other counties, the county engineer leads the TID, which Wharton has done in Clermont County. This is just a good time to make that change, Wharton said. “I am controversial to some and in the interest of this program and of this board and its partners, it was just time to hand it over,” Wharton said. The commissioners extended the contract with ED3C and Wharton will continue to serve in his other capacities. “I will not be an officer or voting board member” of the TID, Wharton said. But, he will provide fiscal management, planning and development assistance through his role with the ED3C. Wharton was a member of the original ED3C board, which recommended that the county commissioners form the TID.
Milford-Miami Twp. anti-drug task force meeting is Jan. 25 By Mary Dannemiller
The group is planning to launch several campaigns which target drug, alcohol and tobacco use amongst Milford High School students. An informational meeting is set for 4 p.m.
The Partners for a Drug Free Milford-Miami Township are getting ready for a busy year.
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Older drivers are plagued by the same distractions as younger drivers. The use of a cell phone for texting or talking is one the biggest distractions, said Joe Liotta, who teaches an AARP driver safety course in Clermont County. “We don’t realize how many distractions we are involved with when in the car,” Liotta said at a recent
meeting of the Clermont County Safe Communities Coalition. He said his class covers reaction times, and how a slower reaction time for older drivers ties in with the problem of distracted drivers. “Any time you take your eyes off the road, you’re in trouble,” he said. Liotta said he uses a three-second rule for measuring necessary reaction time.
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who has been with the group since 2008, was hired in December with grant funds. “Stacy has met with officials and people in community and she’s serious about getting out there and saying ‘Here’s who we are and what we’re about,’” Wilson said. “We got Stacy involved, hired her and then hired Jay Batterson as a program coordinator.” Though most of the group’s campaigns are aimed toward students and young people in the community, one of them will focus on Milford-Miami Township adults, called “Parents Who Host Lose the Most.” “It’s an awareness campaign we’re having across Milford-Miami Township letting parents know it’s against the law to serve alcohol to kids,” said Mathis.
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“It’s important around prom, graduation and summer when kids are out school. Some parents feel like if their child and their friends are inside the home and not driving, they’re safer, but that’s illegal. Many parents don’t know the law and don’t think it’s harmful for youth to drink.” Mathis is hoping the upcoming meeting will answer questions about drug, alcohol and tobacco use. “Youth drug use indirectly and directly affects everybody in the community,” she said. “There’s more crime, people dropping out of school and not making good grades and other types of violent crime. We want to bring everybody together to talk about how we can address those issues.” For more information about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/milford.
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hol in our community,” said Milford High School Assistant Principal Tom Wilson. “Sometimes it takes something like an overdose and then we’re reactive. We want to be proactive as a community as a whole, not just here at Milford High School, but everywhere.” Former Milford High School Principal Ray Bauer helped start the task force in 2008, but died suddenly in August 2009. Since his death, Wilson and other coalition members have worked to build a presence in the community with campaigns and meetings. “From where Ray was at the starting point to where we are now with full-time people who are excited to be a part of the community is really exciting,” Wilson said. The full-time executive director is Stacy Mathis,
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To do this while driving, pick out a stationary object along the road and when the car in front passes the object, start counting. “If your car gets there before three seconds, you are too close,” he said. The driver should add a second during rainy weather, and two seconds for snow. Liotta has been teaching the course for four years. The youngest driver he has had was 54; the oldest was 92. “We emphasize safety, awareness, good judgment and defensive driving,” he said. One of the issues he deals with in the class is impaired older drivers who refuse to give up their keys. “Most people do not want to give up their freedom,” he said. Liotta conducts four to six classes a year, mostly at senior centers or recreation centers. Each class lasts four hours. Martha Enriquez, coordinator for the Safe Communities Coalition, called Liotta’s class “a very good program. A tried and true program for older drivers.” To find out more about AARP driver safety classes, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit www.aarp.org/drive.
January 19, 2011
Jail program helps inmates turn away from crime By John Seney and Kellie May
The county received a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety that pays the Talbert House of Cincinnati to administer the program.
Officials hope a new program now under way will slow the revolving door at the Clermont County Jail by turning non-violent offenders away from criminal behavior. Doug Brothers, assistant to the county administrator, said the Jail Intervention Program began in early November. There are 14 inmates participating, seven of whom are close to completion. More inmates will enter the program in the coming months. “We are hoping to serve about 20 people at a time,” Brothers said. The inmates are divided
between morning and afternoon groups. Each group will meet four days a week for six weeks. The participants are selected based on the likelihood of being a repeat offender who could benefit from the program. Most participants have been sentenced from 60 to 90 days for non-violent property crimes and drug and alcohol offenses. Brothers said the program is a based on a concept called cognitive-based intervention, in which the inmate is taught to think differently about the decisions he
makes. In the case of a drug user, he said, “We identify the thinking errors and provide alternate ways to look at drug use.” Once the program is completed there is no guarantee the inmate will be released from his sentence early. That is up to the sentencing judge. The judge will be advised the inmate successfully completed the program, Brothers said. “So far the response has been positive and the inmates seem to be buying into the program,” he said.
An added benefit of the program is that it is freeing beds at the jail for more violent offenders. The program uses a section of the jail that had been closed off because of cutbacks in jail guards. “If we’re successful, the impact will be huge,” he said. “If we can keep even three people from returning to the jail, that will create significant jail bed savings.” The county received a $50,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety that pays the Talbert House of Cincinnati to administer the program. The county provides a probation officer for the program as part of a local match. The grant runs through June, at which time county officials will evaluate the program for continu-
Schmidt accepts office space in Union Twp. By Kellie Geist-May firstname.lastname@example.org
The Union Township trustees have signed a lease agreement that would allow U. S. Rep. Jean Schmidt to have office space in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Schmidt moved out of her Batavia office last week after Commissioner Archie Wilson questioned the county’s cost to keep the building on Main Street. Township Administrator Ken Geis said Schmidt sent a sample lease agreement to Union Township after Trustee Matt Beamer approached her about having office space in the civic center. “I think it would be a tremendous opportunity for her and her staff to main-
tain an office in Clermont County and U n i o n Township,” Beamer said. “It goes hand in hand with
this facility.” Beamer said the office space was available at the civic center because of the township’s downsizing efforts. He also said Union Township would be a great location for Schmidt. “We have plenty of parking, we’re near (Ohio) 32 and (Interstate) 275. She would be accessible here,” he said. Donnellon agreed Schmidt should have an office in Clermont County and it would be great if she
could be in Union Township. “This isn’t a political issue ... The people in this township should have the ability to address their (representative) in a local office,” he said. “And, regardless of the intent, a situation has been created where that person doesn’t have a local office.” The trustees signed the lease during the regular meeting tonight, Jan. 13. As of this meeting, Schmidt had not signed the agreement, Geis said. The lease agreement is effective Jan. 12, 2011, to Jan. 2, 2013. Schmidt will not pay rent for the space. The size of the office was not identified in the agreement. The lease can be terminated by either party with
30 days notice. Rep. Schmidt’s staff will have office hours from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 18. The Union Township Civic Center is at 4350 Aicholtz Road. Constituents may call 513-791-0381 for more information. For more about your community, visit cincinnati. com/uniontownship.
ation. “We are still working this as a pilot, seeing what works and what doesn’t work,” Brothers said. “If this is successful, we’ll look to do it on a larger scale in the future.” The county has applied for another $50,000 grant to continue the program. Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said it was too early to tell if the program was having an impact in freeing up a lot of beds at the jail. “We expect it will help us,” he said. He said the objective of moving inmates from the general population and getting them treatment should help in the long term. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ clermontcounty.
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January 19, 2011
Milford website may be more user-friendly By Kellie Geist-May email@example.com
Milford’s website may be getting an upgrade. The city’s Community Development Committee has been working with local website designer Mark Sund, owner of Cincinnati Computer Concepts, on a website redesign. Sund designed Milford’s current website at www.milfordohio.org.
“We haven’t updated our website in years and, now that we’re all more knowledgeable about what we want on the website, we see the need for some changes,” said Charlene Hinners, Community Development chair. “It’s not a total redesign, but it will clean up the website and make it easier to move through,” she said. Assistant City Manager Pam
Miami Twp. man killed in crash A Miami Township man was killed and his passenger seriously injured Sunday, Jan. 9, in a three-car crash in Stonelick Township. Henry Chapin , 81, of Miami Township, was driving a 1999 Plymouth Breeze north on BelfastOwensville Road about 2:23 p.m. when he stopped at the intersection of Ohio 131, said Lt. Randy McElfresh, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Batavia post. The crash occurred when Chapin pulled into the intersection in the path of two other cars, McElfresh said. Chapin and a passenger, Betty Chapin, 81, were transported to Bethesda North Hospital and then to University Hospital, where Henry Chapin died a short time later, McElfresh said. Also involved in the crash was Gerald Brinker, 51, of Sardinia, Ohio, who was driving a 2007 Honda
Accord east on Ohio 131. Brinker received minor injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Clermont and released. A 2000 Buick driven by Robert Cole, 52, of Fayetteville, Ohio, also was involved in the crash. Cole was driving west on Ohio 131 with three passengers. All were taken to Bethesda North Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash, McElfresh said. Seat belts were in use. The crash remains under investigation. The traffic fatality was the first of 2011 in Clermont County, McElfresh said. Stonelick Township Fire Chief Matt Rose said rescue units from Stonelick, Goshen, Miami and Wayne townships responded to the crash. For more about your community, visit www. Cincinnati.com/miamitownship.
Holbrook said the update would make it easier for staff to manage the site. Currently, any changes or additions, have to be uploaded through Sund. Milford staff is only able to update the calendar and keep the front page fresh via Facebook. “We can’t really go in (to the website) to change the content. For example, if we wanted to add a manual or ordinance, we’d have
The cost of the upgrade would be $7,500, Holbrook said. Council is expected to vote on the contract during the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. Hinners said the Community Development Committee has been working on the redesign for about four months. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/milford.
to go through Mark Sund,” Holbrook said. She said the changes also would make the site more user friendly, with more logical placement and a search feature. “The goal is just to make it more citizen- and user-friendly. Hopefully, if council approves the upgrade, we’ll be able to keep people informed more quickly,” Holbrook said.
BRIEFLY Milford vacancies
MILFORD – The Personnel Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the promotional process for municipal service work and to examine three positions due to current vacancies. Those positions are: Wastewater/water treatment plant operator, municipal service worker and entry level police officer. City Manager Loretta Rokey said it was necessary for the commission to discuss the examinations for those positions due to recent or expected vacancies.
CCDD to meet
STONELICK TWP. – The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold their annual reorganizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50. In addition to their regular business meeting, board members will take the oath of office, elections will be held for 2011 officers and a schedule of meetings will be set for the rest of the year.
Former board president Wanda Downey will be honored with a farewell reception at 5 p.m. prior to the board meeting. Downey completed a 12-year term of office as a DD board member in December. She previously served an eight-year term for Clermont DD, volunteering as president for most of the collective 20 years. To RSVP for the reception or for information about the board meeting, call 732-4921.
GOSHEN TWP. – The Goshen school board Jan. 10 approved a three-year contract for Darrell Edwards, who takes over as the district’s superintendent Aug. 1. The board named Edwards superintendent at the Dec. 13 meeting, with the terms of the contract to be negotiated at a later date. Under terms of the contract, Edwards will be paid a salary of $115,000 a year. He will replace Charlene Thomas, who is retiring as superintendent at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
FELICITY – The Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) will host a wine tasting from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at
Lakeside Vineyard and Winery, 3324 Ohio 756, near Felicity. A commemorative SOFPA wineglass will be given with each admission fee of $10. This fee is good for either a tasting tray of 12 samples of wine or two glasses of wine. During the evening, a gift basket of wines and cheeses will be given away and bottles of Lakeside Vineyard’s wine will be for sale. For more information, contact president Jerry Schwallie at 937-446-2904.
UNION TWP. – Nominations are being sought for the fifth annual Celebration of Life Benefit April 2 sponsored by the Katie Haumesser Foundation. The nominees will have provided outstanding service or have made a significant contribution to the community in areas that serve children. The candidate will be honored at the benefit with a special presentation and award. The deadline for nomination is Feb. 18. Visit www.KatiesSpecialKids.org or call 513-602-3763 for more information. Haumesser was killed by a drunk driver in February 2006. The foundation was formed by her family and friends as a
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CLERMONT COUNTY – Shriners Hospitals for Children and Kasey “The Fire & Life Safety Dog” are pairing together to teach children fire safety skills and educate them about the work of Shriners Hospitals for Children. The program scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Shriners Hospitals for Children targets children in grades K-6 and covers an introduction about pediatric burn care and Shriners Hospitals for Children, a tour of the facility, burn prevention information, and a demonstration by Kasey “The Fire & Life Safety Dog” on techniques such as “stop, drop and roll” and crawling low under smoke. The class is intended to help Scout groups complete safety badges and activities. Class size is limited, call 872-6059 or e-mail lhoelker@ shrinenet.org for registration and additional information.
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GOSHEN TWP. – John Gray was re-elected president of the Goshen school board at the organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 10. Board member Sue Steele was re-elected vice president of the board. The board also set 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month as the time for board meetings in 2011. The meetings will continue to be at Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road.
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Lindsey Berning was honored as the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School “Student of the Month” for December 2010. She was recognized for her service in the school community, exemplifying the Rotary motto “service above self.” From left is Dan Haglage, Rotary president; Lindsey Berning, student of the month; Ed Nurre, program chair; and Matt Early, CNE High School principal.
Berning named Rotary’s CNE December student Lindsey Berning was honored as the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School “Student of the Month” for December 2010. Berning was recognized for her service in the school community, exemplifying the Rotary motto “service above self.” She is in the top five percent of her class, an honors student and a member of the LEO Club, National Honor Society and Student Senate. She was captain for the
Lady Rockets soccer team this year and has been on the All Academic Southwest Ohio soccer team all four years of high school. Outside of school, Berning works part-time and in 2009 traveled to Nicaragua as part of a mission trip through her church. One student from Clermont Northeastern High School is honored at the first Batavia Rotary Club meeting of each month during the school year. For information visit www.batavia-rotary.org.
McCormick Elementary students Joel Adams, Tommy Dalziel, Troy Madden, Ryan Kunkel, Connor Daly and Beck Nielson listen to the applause of the audience following their performance.
Winter Song Fest McCormick Elementary students recently participated in the school’s annual Winter Song Fest.
McCormick Elementary sixth-grader Ben Colwell plays at the all-school sing along in celebration of the season.
McCormick Elementary music teacher Ann Grady leads the fifth-graders in song.
Three students at Goshen Middle School were recognized at the Goshen school board meeting Jan. 10 for their participation in a school running program. From left are Chris DeDe, Caleb Munafo and Ashley Bills. The program, funded by a grant from the ING financial services company, included daily activities to encourage running, a track and field day and a fundraising event for the Disabled American Veterans.
SCHOOL NOTES Graduate
• Mark Brownstein has received a Bachelor of Science in sport sciences from Ohio University. He is from Milford. • Robert Luthy has earned a Bachelor of Science in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is from Milford.
Elizabeth Marie Merritt has been named to the 2010 fall quarter dean’s list at Otterbein University. She is from Milford.
Rebecca Jones has been named to the 2010 fall quarter president’s list at Southern State Community College. She is from Goshen.
Gregory Leksan and Sarah Anuszkiewicz, both of Milford, have each won a scholarship award from Xavier University. Leksan, the son of Cheryl and Mark Leksan, has accepted a Presidential Scholarship. He is a senior at Moeller High School, where he is active in service and athletics. Leksan plans to major in natural sciences at Xavier. Anuszkiewicz, the daughter of Sheila and David Anuszkiewicz, has accepted a Dean’s Award from Xavier. She will graduate from Milford High School this year, where she is active in cross country, choir and teen counseling. Anuszkiewicz plans to major in secondary education.
Tops in food drive
The third-grade class of Crystal Mink at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen raised the most money – $101.71 – of any class in a school food drive to send 24 Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. The students brought in canned goods and other items for the basket. The money they brought in was used to buy turkeys.
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Schmidt is coach of year
Eric Schmidt, the Scorpions U7 Boys head coach in Goshen, received Coach of the Year honors from the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association, during the Ohio South Annual General Meeting at the Dayton Marriott on Jan. 8. He received a framed award (certificate) for Recreational Boys Coach of the Year. The team took first place in the U7 Boys Division Fall League of CCSA. Schmidt lives in Goshen, and the team is based in Goshen.
The week at Goshen
• The Goshen boys basketball team beat New Richmond 61-46, Jan. 8. Goshen’s top-scorers were Nick Wake and Derek Koch with 15 points each.
The week at CNE
• The Clermont Northeastern boys basketball team beat Bethel-Tate 59-53 in double overtime, Jan. 8. CNE’s top-scorer was Jake Hogue with 18 points. • In wrestling, CNE palced eighth with a score of 86 in the Madeira Invitational, Jan. 8. CNE’s Simpson beat New Richmond’s Hooks 9-3. • In girls basketball on Jan. 10, Williamsburg beat Clermont Northeastern 53-40. CNE’s top-scorer was Alexis Schmidt with nine points.
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Milford grad shines at Shawnee State By Nick Dudukovich
High school and college basketball are as different as night and day. For Milford High School graduate and current Shawnee State University sophomore Mark Bryant, the difference was clear. The college game moved faster. Men were stronger. Everyone was taller. As a freshman during the 20092010 season, Bryant learned quickly what it meant to play college ball. During open gym sessions, Bryant found that the things he did well at Milford wouldn’t cut it at Shawnee. “The moves I did in high school wouldn’t work,” Bryant said. “I needed to work on new moves and
my jumpshot because everyone is as big and strong as you (at the college level). When Bryant was recruited by coach Jeff Hamilton, Mark Bryant he was told he could get 10 to 12 minutes a game coming off the bench. Through hard work, Mark found himself getting starting minutes. The 6-foot-5 forward ended the season averaging 8.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest. Bryant said the experience he gained last winter is the main reason why he is currently one of the team’s leading scorers. He is second on the squad and 14th in the Mid-South Conference
(NAIA) with 14.8 points per game. “Last year helped me a lot. Sophomores are usually behind, but the game slowed down a lot for me because I got those minutes (last season),” Bryant said. “I knew how hard I had to work because I knew the kind of player I wanted to be.” Bryant also credited Milford head coach Joe Cambron for preparing him to play college basketball. “He helped me progress as a player because he played college basketball … he showed me drills that college coaches would want me to do … He knew what to expect and that helped me a lot.” While Bryant, a sports management major, has been stellar on the court, Shawnee has struggled to place victories into the win column this season.
At 6-11 on the year, the difference between winning and losing between high school and college has been one of Bryant’s biggest adjustments. “On Milford varsity, we never had a losing record. Last year at Shawnee we went 8-20 and that was tough on me,” Bryant said. “But I think it helped me mature as a player because I had never faced that type of adversity,” he said. As the season progresses, Bryant is focused on helping the squad improve and becoming the type of player coach Hamilton can depend on. “We’re not where we want to be, but I think we are getting there,” he said. See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps
Friendships forge CNE boys’ success By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
The week at Milford
• The Milford girls basketball team lost 44-42 to Kings in overtime, Jan. 8. Milford’s Morgan Wolcott led her team with 13 points. On Jan. 12, Milford beat Little Miami 55-52. Milford’s top-scorer was Kelly Yee with 14 points. • In boys swimming, Milford placed second with a score of 326 in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8. Milford won the 200 meter medley relay in 1 minute, 42.26 seconds, and the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3 minutes, 20.92 seconds. Milford’s Alex Frank won the 100 meter backstroke in 57.18 seconds; and Dave Matulis won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 1.47 seconds. • In girls swimming, Milford placed third with a score of 201 in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8. Milford’s Margaret Craycraft won the 1 meter dive. • In boys basketball on Jan. 13, Loveland beat Milford 42-37. Leading on the scoreboard for Milford was Robert Overbeck with 10 points. • The Milford boys bowling team beat Anderson 2,3222,165, Jan. 13. Milford’s Jason Ashcraft bowled a 355. • In girls bowling, Milford beat Anderson 1,928-1,292, Jan. 13. Milford’s Kara Bough bowled a 337.
Ryan Mummert of Clermont Northeastern puts up an off balance shot in the February 2010 game against Bethel-Tate High School.
If you know someone really well, you tend to pick up on their tendencies. Nobody knows that better than the senior-laden Clermont Northeastern High School boys basketball team. The squad’s history of playing the game together is one of the main reasons the Rockets were able to jump out to a 7-3 start this season, according to head coach Steve Mummert. “I honestly feel (our team chemistry has helped us),” Mummert said. “All of the kids just aren’t teammates; I’d have to say they are all somewhat friends.” CNE’s class of 2011, which includes players such as Jake Hogue, John Bailey, Ryan Mummert, Josh Hogue, Noah Slusher, Hunter Voshell, Brandon Coon and Troy Miller, has roots that travel back to middle school, and even pee-wee leagues. “They feel comfortable with each other and on the court they have a good idea of what the other is going to do,” Mummert said. “I feel the chemistry has contributed to the overall suc-
cess of the team.” Through 10 games, CNE finds itself amidst a sixgame winning streak that dates back to their 63-33 victory over Amelia, Dec. 17. Steve Mummert credited the Rockets’ ability to play unselfish basketball as the reason for the team’s hot play. “As it seems to have always been with this group, there is no one that is selfish. They are very generous and they don’t seem to care about how they win or who scores the most points,” Mummert said. Mummert added that through 10 games, five different student-athletes have led the team in scoring. “That’s an accomplishment within itself, and neither of them care as long as they get the win,” Mummert said. If Clermont did have a designated scorer, it would be Jake Hogue. After not playing last season, Hogue returned this season to average 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. “It’s been huge for him to come back to the team this year,” Mummert said. “He
has great court awareness and offers good leadership to the team…everybody has more confidence with him in the game.” On the boards, Bailey, Miller and Ryan Mummert have helped Hogue clean the glass. Bailey is grabbing 5.8 rebounds, while Ryan Mummert is pulling down 5.8 per contest. “(Jake, John and Ryan)…without their rebounding, I don’t know if we could be as successful as we are,” Mummert said. “I think there have only been a handful of games where we’ve been out rebounded, so that plays a huge role in what we are doing.” As the squad prepares for the second half of the season, Mummert and the Rockets plan to take each game one at a time. “Our main goal is to be focused and not look beyond the next opponent,” he said. “Every game is important as the game before and you’d hate to have a letdown or take a step backwards…” See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps
The week at McNick
• The McNicholas boys basketball team beat Turpin 65-50, Jan. 8. McNick’s topsorer was Ernst with 21 points. • In girls basketball, McNicholas beat Purcell Marian 76-32, Jan. 8. McNick’s topscorer was Ali Miller with 18 points. • In boys swimming, McNick placed 13th with a score of eight in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8. • In girls swimming, McNick placed eighth with a score of 40 in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 8.
Grappling for a take-down
Josh Wendel of Clermont Northeastern looks for the best way to take down his opponent in the 125-pound weight class. Madeira hosted 19 schools at its 2011 Madeira Invitational Wrestling Tournament Jan. 7-8. CNE finished eighth of 20 teams in the tournament.
Conner Reynolds of Clermont Northeastern holds the upper hand against his opponent in the 130-pound weight class at the Madeira Invitational Jan. 7-8. The junior beat New Richmond’s Tylorer Loyd in a 5-0 decision in the finals.
Sports & recreation
January 19, 2011
Milford adds four to hall of fame
• Class of 1990. • Six varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. • All-EML in football, selected on both offense and defense (1988). • All-city at two positions (1988). • First team at receiver. • Honorable mention as linebacker. • Voted Milford High School Most Valuable Player in football (1988). • Received National Blue Chip recognition in football (1989). • Earned Cincinnati Player of the Week award against Glen Este, totaling eight receptions for 121 yards, three touchdowns, 18 tackles, one
sack, and an interception (1988). • Milford career cut short by a leg injury suffered during his senior football season. • Played football at Miami University (Ohio), earning three varsity letters.
Jill Meranda Radspieler
• Class of 1999. • Seven varsity letters in track and field and swimming/diving. • Six time All-GMC in 100M hurdles (three times), 300M hurdles, long jump and high jump. • Two-time All-City in track and field (1998, 1999). • District champion in 100M hurdles (1998). • Six-time qualifier in the regional track meet in the 100M hurdles (three times), long jump (2 times) and 300M hurdles. • State finalist in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing eighth in the state (1999). • All-Ohio in 100M hurdles (1999). • First female in Milford High School history to qualify for state track finals in a running event. • Ohio club gymnastics champion in vault and all-around (1997). • Set Milford High School records in the 100M hurdles, 300M hurdles and triple jump.
• Voted Milford Most Valuable Runner (1997, 1998, 1999). • Attended Ohio University on a Division I track scholarship. • Set Ohio University school record in both the indoor and outdoor pole vault. • Regional qualifier for the NCAA Division I track meet in the pole vault (2003). • Ohio University Outstanding Cincinnati Area Athlete (2003).
Julie Sullivan Huang
• Class of 1991. • Nine varsity letters in soccer, basketball, softball and track. • Four-time GMC champion (two each in soccer and basketball). • All-EML Honorable Mention in soccer (1988). • Two-time All-GMC in soccer (first team in 1989, third team in 1990). • Voted Milford High School best defensive player in soccer (1989 and 1990). • All-city honorable mention in soccer (1990). • Ranks No. 2 all-time in scoring in basketball with 952 points. • Two-time All-GMC in basketball (second team in 1990, first team in 1991). • All-city Division I third team in basketball (1991).
• Southwest Ohio All-District second team in basketball (1991). • All-state honorable mention in basketball (1991). • Milford High School valedictorian of the class of 1991. • Played soccer at Ohio State University, receiving the Ohio State Scholar Athlete Award (1993). • Voted Ohio State University Most Improved Soccer Player (1993).
• Class of 1996. • 11 varsity letters in football, wrestling and track. • Cincinnati Enquirer Honorable Mention All-Star in football (1995) and track (1996). • Selected for East-West All-Star football game (1996). • Three-time district wrestling qualifier (1994, 1995, 1996). • State wrestling qualifier (1995). • Two-time second team All-GMC, All-City and All-District in wrestling (1995, 1996). • Cincinnati Enquirer Wrestling AllStar (1995). • 1996 Milford Wresting Hall of Fame inductee with a career record of 88-44. • Two-time Milford High School Sprinter of the Year (1994,1996). • All-GMC honorable mention
300M hurdles (1996). • Three-time regional qualifier in the 300M hurdles (1994,1996) and the 110M hurdles (1996). • State finalist in the 300M hurdles, finishing fourth in the state (1996). • All-Ohio in 300M hurdles (1996). • Set Milford High School records in the 110M and 300M hurdles. • Ran track at Southwestern Michigan University (1997, 1998) and played football at Thomas More College (1999). • Coached Milford Junior High wrestling for five years, winning the GMC Junior High Championship twice and coaching Milford’s first Junior High wrestling state champion. Inductees will receive a plaque recognizing their athletic accomplishments from the Milford Athletic Boosters Club. A lifetime pass to all Milford Athletic Department events will also be presented. A replica of the plaque will be placed in the Milford Athletic Hall of Fame located in the Fley Center lobby at Milford High School.
David Plummer, the current USA 100-yard backstroke champion, has trained with, competed for and, most notably, was a coach of the senior CAC swimmers for one-and-one-half years. All three will travel to Dubai and then China to compete in the short course and then long course world championships. CAC is a year-round competitive swim team for kids aged 6 to 18. CAC’s 2010/2011 season is off to a
good start with 160-plus swimmers enrolled in the program. They are currently accepting more new members, including any athletes that have just completed a fall sport. CAC practices at Cincinnati Country Day School in Indian Hill, with added practices at the University of Cincinnati for the older swimmers. The club website is http://swimcincinnati.org/wp/
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The Milford High School Athletic Department and the Milford Athletic Boosters Club are will induct four new members to the Milford Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2010. Hall of Fame night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21, in the Fley Center Gymnasium prior to the Milford men’s varsity basketball game against Walnut Hills. Festivities will include a pre-induction reception and dinner for the new inductees, their families, friends and the current members of the Milford Hall of Fame. The inductees are:
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The On Goal Soccer Academy wraps up a successful season. Led by head coach and trainer, Tom Fite and assistant coach, Danielle Adleta, the U12 Girls White team finished tournament play with a 12-2-1 record in their first season together. The team won the championship in three of the four tournaments they entered this fall, including an overtime thriller at the STAR Invitational tournament in Forest Park on Oct. 31 to cap their season. The On Goal Soccer Academy is a competitive soccer program for boys and girls focusing on skill and character development that trains at the Eastside Christian Church in Milford. Additional information about the On Goal Soccer Academy can be found at www.ongoal.org. Pictured with some of their hardware is the On Goal U12 Girls White soccer team. (Bottom row from left) Hannah Thierauf, Lauryn Knarr, Abby Sheehy, Ari Krikorian, Amy Wanamaker, Sarah Burton. (Top row from left) Tom Fite, Hayden White, Bridget O’Brien, Olivia Redrow, Alexis Adleta, Abby Swensen, Nicole Barger and Danielle Adleta. Players not pictured who contributed to the team’s tournament success are Carlee Berns and Tori Gilman.
McNicholas High School senior Austin Pierce, son of Kathy and Travis of Milford, signs a National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Slipper Rock University. While attending a summer ID soccer camp at Wright State University, Pierce began talking with one of the assistant coaches, Michael Bonelli, who later accepted the position of head coach at Slippery Rock University. It was Bonelli who called Pierce and steered him to Slippery Rock. Pierce said he has traveled to the Pennsylvania campus three times already, and plans to major in business or education.
The Clermont Northeastern Athletic Association spring sports signups for baseball, softball and soccer – in additional to early registration for football and cheerleading – will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Tuesday, Feb. 1, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29 at the CNE middle school building. Baseball: Tony Estep (546-8325) or Valerie Young (266-1483) Softball: Dan Ward (735-0477), Mike Freeman (724-9072) Carl Hoerth (625-2275) Soccer: Debbie Burns (625-1588) Cheerleading: Susan Purcell (4443252), Gwen Guthrie (732-1498). No football contact was listed.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Museum Center is fabulous
I have been receiving the Milford-Miami Advertiser for many years. An article in the Wednesday, Jan. 12, edition caught my eye. I saw the beautiful face of a great friend from several years ago, Angie Smorey. Some years ago, I read that the Museum Center needed volunteers. Since I spent my entire professional life in the science field, I went to the Museum Center to volunteer. One of the first people I met was a very personable, attractive young woman with a smile that lit up the entire rotunda of the museum. That beautiful person was Angie. I volunteered for several years working in many areas. In all that time, I never once saw Angie without a big smile. Her attitude was always upbeat and she was (is) greatly appreciated and loved by all the volunteers. If you haven’t visited the Museum Center, I recommend you do so. It is a fabulous museum
CH@TROOM What is your reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach? “After Dave Shula (the Don Shula-wannabe) finished a pathetic 3-13 season, Mikey Boy rewarded him with a two-year contract extension and fired him a year later. “Now he’s done the same for Marvin Shula (sic). But things are different this time. Starvin’ Marvin posted a much better record: 4-12. To make matters worse, I hear that Bumbling Bob Bratkowski (you know … the offensive coordinator who can’t read a game clock and doesn’t know what a quarterback sneak is) is coming back. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Our Paul Brown-wannabe (he ain’t even close) thanks God for stupid people every time he goes to the bank. How nice it is to live in Clermont County. Let our neighbors to the west pay for his stadium!” J.J. “What was my reaction to Marvin Lewis returning as the Bengals head coach? Let’s just say I was stunned. It is something like naming Napoleon the winner at Waterloo.” B.B. “I was really disappointed that Marvin Lewis didn’t see the wisdom in leaving himself after the terrible seasons he and the team have produced for the fans. “I was further disappointed that Mike Brown would want him back. This is something very wrong with the Cincinnati Bengals, we just don’t want to recognize it publicly.” E.E.C.
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and the building holds much historical importance to the Greater Cincinnati area. I you go, be sure to meet the sweetest and most capable individuals there. Congratulations, Angie, on your 20 years of faithful service. Jim Ferguson Miami Township
Foresight is bette
After the tragedy in Arizona many self-serving lawmakers, ever mindful of getting re-elected and retaining power, are making noise about needing new laws and restrictions. It’s important that clear-thinking people remain calm and stick to Libertarian principles. We don’t need new laws. We simply need to rigidly enforce those already written. Many bad laws and policies on the books are the result of overreacting to an event. A perfect example is 9-11 and the Transportation Safety Administration. At a recent TSA conference where the Libertarian Party participated,
I believe it was Congressman Rush Holt who said, “Something bad happens. People demand Congress do ‘something’ about it. Congress comes up with ‘something.’ And so ‘something’ gets implemented even if it doesn’t do any good, because in the minds of Congress and ignorant voters, ‘something’ is better than nothing.” No, it’s not. Think about that next time you get groped by a TSA agent at an airport. Bureaucrats rarely think ahead. They just react. That’s how government gets bigger, more expensive and intrudes on our personal freedoms. John Joseph Goshen Township
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Schmidt becoming a Tea Party favorite The Tea Party Movement has been careful about openly praising elected officials. You see, conservative values run deep in the Tea Party. Those values can be seen in the movement’s three core principles: Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility and Free Markets. Our movement wants Reaganstyle conservatives in office. There aren’t many of those out there, so there hasn’t been much praise from us. Tea Party members are also careful about giving praise because we’ve been burned by socalled Conservative Republicans before. To quote Ronald Reagan, we will, “Trust, but verify.” We’ll trust an office holder to a point, but you better believe we’ll verify your claim to be conservative by watching you closely. We won’t get burned again. So, it’s a big deal to hear praise coming from the Tea Party ranks. I just wanted to make that clear before continuing on to commend Congresswoman Jean Schmidt for her votes in December.
She consistently voted conservative in the face of a liberal agenda during the Lame Duck Session of the 111th Congress. We in the Tea Party Bob Turner want to say Community thanks, and keep Press guest it up. Schmidt voted columnist “No” on the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which effectively ended the ban for gays serving in the military. Those opposed to this bill stated that openly serving gays would create a morale problem in the military services, and work against unit cohesion, which is vitally important in the armed forces. On issues that would grow federal power, she voted “no” on the Seniors Protection Act, the Mine Safety Act, the DREAM Act, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
On spending issues, Jean voted “no” on the 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, the Amending the Estate Tax Bill, the Employment, Infrastructure and Transportation Appropriations Bill, Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act, the Continuing Appropriations Bill, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the Temporary Extension of Tax Relief. The extension of the Bush tax cuts for two years, while extending unemployment insurance for 13 months, must have proved especially difficult. On the surface, a vote to continue those cuts sounded like a good idea, and a popular choice. However, the fact that the tax cuts were not permanent caused 36 Republicans to vote “no” on principle, Schmidt among them. These same Republicans were also concerned that the unemployment extensions were unpaid, and would simply add to the deficit. Another difficult vote was the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. This bill was designed to pro-
On issues that would grow federal power, she voted “no” on the Seniors Protection Act, the Mine Safety Act, the DREAM Act, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. vide free medical treatment and compensation to first responders of the 9/11 attacks. It sounds nice, but those opposed cited the $4.2 billion price tag as a staggering amount of money allocated for such a limited number of people. While the liberal agenda during the Lame Duck Session was productive for Liberals, I’m proud to say that Conservatives held their ground, and voted based on Conservative principles. That our Congresswoman Jean Schmidt was among them should be something in which we all take pride. Robert Turner has been a resident of Miami Township since 1998, and is also a local Tea Party leader.
Ohio must rethink what is affordable On Monday, Jan. 3, the members of the 129th Ohio General Assembly took their seats and began the new two-year term. I was privileged to have been sworn in during a private ceremony in the office of my good friend, Senate President Tom Niehaus. With my wife and one of our sons as witnesses, I placed my hand on our family bible and gave an oath to do my best for the state of Ohio. This same day, I was able to vote for the new Republican majority leader, Speaker Bill Batchelder of Medina. Batchelder is one of the last real statesmen left in politics. He is a constitutionalist and former appeals court judge and past member of the General Assembly. If anyone can lead Ohio out of its economic doldrums, Bill can do it. After Batchelder’s swearing-in as the 101st Ohio Speaker in front of the new General Assembly, he announced the new Republican majority already has 107 bills prepared to be introduced that act to
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help improve the tough economic climate in Ohio. From regulatory reforms to mandatory state agency reviews to justify continued existence, these bills will tear at the very heart of “business as usual” and will work to reform and reinvent state
government. As for most of those 107 bills that will change laws governing businesses, they will be headed to the House Commerce and Labor Committee. I was elated to hear right after the Speaker’s address that I have been chosen to be the new Chair of the House Commerce and Labor Committee and I am looking forward to begin working on those bills. In the following weeks, the Republican majority members will be attending many meetings to set
the agenda and priorities that will guide and direct the Ohio House of Representatives for the next two years. Of course, the biggest priority of all will be the creation and approval of the two-year budget. Already with $8 to $10 billion less revenue to work with than in past years, this crisis has given us all a clear directive to re-think what governments’ purpose and function really is. No longer can we in Ohio take for granted the services we receive. We will all need to examine our expectations of government and understand that many services are no longer affordable. I believe that now will be the time we can re-set our government to get back to basics and do only that which it was meant and authorized to do and not be “all things to all people.” The challenge will be to find common ground on what those expectations are. If you have any thoughts on the matter that you would like to
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YMCA director likes Clermont Co. By John Seney
Brian, left, and Randy Auel opened Auel’s Fine Chocolates in the Oddfellows Hall in historic downtown Milford.
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Randy and Brian Auel have turned a family tradition into a small business. The father-son duo opened Auel’s Fine Chocolates Friday, Nov. 26, in historic downtown Milford. “It originated from my mom and dad, who started making candy in the 60s for family and friends at Easter and Christmas,” Randy said. “They sold some at my dad’s work and we kept telling them to start a shop, but they never did.” As the economy continued to drag, Randy, who owned a construction company, and Brian, who owned a landscaping company, decided it was time for a change. Armed with the family recipes, Randy and Brian opened Auel’s Fine Chocolates in Oddfellows Hall. Randy said historic downtown is really the perfect place for a candy shop. He lives in Milford and Brian lives in Bridgetown. Auel’s Fine Chocolates sells everything from classic rounds in flavors like opera cream, peanut butter and coconut to homemade fudge and chocolate bark, including their signature potato chip bark. “These are all the old family recipes and it’s all handmade, hand-dipped and hand-rolled,” Randy said. “We make everything here.”
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Address: 204 Main Street in Milford Phone: 607-7213 Hours: Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Web: www.auelsfine chocolates.com or at Auel’s Fine Chocolates on Facebook. In addition to their every day à la carte offerings, Auel’s can put together larger boxes of candy as well as party trays including other types of candies, pretzels, nuts and other treats. They also are available to put together presentations for special events, including weddings. Randy and Brian said the response to their products has been wonderful and they’ve had a lot of repeat customers. “I just think that, once people come in and taste what we have and see the quality, they’ll be back,” Brian said. Allison Auel, Brian’s 10year-old daughter, is already planning to be a chocolatier herself. “She keeps saying she wants to take over the family business. If that happens, she’ll be the fourth generation of Auels making candy,” Brian said. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/milford.
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One of Sheila Hinton’s first duties when she took over during the summer as director of the Clermont Family YMCA was to attend the Clermont County Fair. “I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Ohio. The fair reminded me of the county fairs back home. I felt like I was back home,” she said. The YMCA had a booth at the fair, so Hinton got to meet a lot of people. So far, it is the most memorable experience of her new job. “That event was great,” she said. “I enjoyed meeting the people. It’s a nice community.” She has tried to become more involved in the community since being named to the job in July, including joining the Rotary Club. Hinton has worked for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for 20 years. Before coming to Clermont County she was associate director at M.E. Lyons branch in Anderson Township. She also worked at branches in Springfield Township and Clifton. Because the M.E. Lyons branch often partnered with the Clermont YMCA on programs, she was familiar with the branch and the area. “I love it. It was an easy transition. The members are great and we have a great staff,” she said. Every YMCA branch is a little unique, she said, but the basic programs are the same. Child care is a big part of
Sheila Hinton, director of the Clermont Family YMCA, visits the fitness room. the Clermont YMCA, she said. The branch also offers a gymnasium, running track, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness rooms and summer camps. “There are great things happening here,” Hinton said. A new program being offered is Fun to be Fit, in cooperation with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The program is aimed at fighting childhood obesity, Hinton said. Children referred by a family physician or school nurse work out at the YMCA twice a week. Hinton said her main goal as director is to reach out and partner with other agencies to offer more serv-
ices to the community. Bill Powell, director of the M.E. Lyons branch, said Hinton was a good choice to lead the Clermont branch. “I think Sheila represents a true Y employee,” he said. “She is committed to the mission of the Y and committed to making a difference in the communities she has worked in.” “It will be a real asset to Clermont County to have Sheila out there,” Powell said. Hinton got her degree in elementary education from the University of Cincinnati. After working briefly as a substitute teacher, she went to work for the YMCA and “fell in love with what the Y does.” “I decided the Y is where
I wanted to be,” she said. Hinton said she majored in education because she wanted to work with children, but the YMCA gives her the opportunity to see the whole family. She lives in the Hamilton County community of Silverton. Her interests outside of work include reading and travel. “I am a huge reader for pleasure,” she said. The Clermont Family YMCA is at 2075 James Sauls Sr. Drive in Williamsburg Township. For more information call 724-9622 or go to www. cincinnatiymca.org. For more about your community, visit www. Cincinnati.com/clermontcounty.
SENIOR NOTES Edible Super Bowl arrangement
Love Bites Treat
Escape the winter blues and celebrate the Super Bowl. Sign up for the Edible Super Bowl Arrangement classes at the Miami Township and Union Township Lifelong Learning Centers. Create an edible bouquet of cheeses and sausages in a ceramic football and use it as your centerpiece for your Super Bowl party weekend or any other get together. Supplies are included. The class will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Union Township Lifelong Learning Center, 4350 Aicholz Road (Union Township Civic Center). The class will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at the Miami Township Lifelong Center, 6101 Meijer Drive (Miami Township Civic Center). Cost is $15 for VIP and $22 for guest. For reservations, call Union Township at 947-7333 or Miami Township at 248-4345.
Make “Love Bite” candy out of caramel and chocolate. Then learn how to dip six strawberries into chocolate and turn them into tuxedos. Enjoy these treats and take home in a nifty Valentine container for your sweetheart. The class will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Union Township Center. It also will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Miami Township Center. Cost is $12 for VIP and $19 for guest.
AARP Tax Assistance
AARP volunteers are on hand to process tax returns for seniors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, beginning Feb. 4, at the Union Township Lifelong Learning Center. Seniors are advised to bring their previous year’s tax record, all applicable state and federal forms, W2s, 1098 and non-taxable income documents, and any
other records of income earned. This service is not for businesses or complicated returns. Call 947-7333 for an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted. AARP volunteers will process tax returns for free; however, a voluntary $2 donation to the Lifelong Learning Center is appreciated.
Birthday-themed scrapping class
This year, make those birthday greeting cards extra special with handmade birthday cards, gift tags and gift bags. Each participant will make two scrapped cards, two stamped cards, two gift bags and four gift tags. The class is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Bethel Lifelong Learning Center, 129 N. Union St. (Community Center). It also is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, at the
Felicity Lifelong Learning Center, 2003 Main St. (Community Center). Cost is $5 for VIP and $10 for guest. To sign up for either class, call Kathy at 685-6432.
OSHIIP Medicare changes
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program representatives are conducting a public meeting to present 2011 Medicare changes. Topics include Medicare prescription drug plans and enrollment procedures for 2011. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and Medicare counseling. The free program begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Felicity Center. It also is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Bethel Center. For information on either of these programs, call Kathy at 685-6432.
New Parenting Workshops at Beech Acres Parenting Center! Monday, January 24th Strength-based Parenting: Raising kids who feel great about themselves and others. Working from strengths, yours
& your child’s, in an intentional way helps kids grow up to be exactly who they’re meant to be & creates an aura of positive energy in family life.
Wednesday, February 16th Communication: Building strong family relationships thru powerful communication skills. Learn the
importance of effective communication, the ways in which we communicate & communication techniques that work.
Tuesday, March 15th Raising Resilient Kids: Helping your child bounce back and gain strength from stressful situations. Learn how to help coach children on how to cope with everyday hurdles & complex situations like bullying, divorce, & other challenges.
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January 19, 2011
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 0
Cincinnati Children’s East Satellite Choir Audition and Rehearsal, 7 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, First rehearsal of the term is a no-commitment opportunity for children to audition and for parents to attend an information session. Afterwards, the parents and children decide if a CCC Satellite Program is right for them. Ten-week class focusing on vocal artistry, arts education, building community and self-esteem. Concert of combined satellite choirs is March 19. Ages 3-6. $150 if accepted, plus cost of uniform and other fees. Registration required; available online. Presented by Cincinnati Children’s Choir. 446-9508; www.cincinnatichoir.org/auditions/satellitechoir. Batavia.
European-American Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cold Jet, 455 Wards Corner Road, Includes a presentation by Cold Jet President and CEO Gene Cook on dry ice cleaning and production solutions, and international strategy. Company is headquartered in Loveland with operations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Canada and Mexico. $30, $15 members. Registration required. Presented by European-American Chamber of Commerce. 651-6845; www.europecincinnati.com. Loveland.
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Ages 21 and up. $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
The Yellow Boat, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Auditorium. $8. Presented by Turpin Drama. 232-7770; www.turpindrama.org. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 1
Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.
MUSIC - BLUES
Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.
Family Friendly Night Hike, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Discover what animals use the park at night and try to lure an Eastern Screech Owl. On paved blacktop trail, strollers or wagons welcome. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.
ON STAGE STUDENT THEATER
The Yellow Boat, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770; www.turpindrama.org. Anderson Township.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Taking Notes, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Includes a buffet style dinner. Taking Notes is an original audience interactive dinner theater production. $20. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. Through Jan. 29. 623-3589; www.plottperformers.com. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 2
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.
Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Ten-week contest including one week of semifinals and one week of finals. Winner of the contest receives $500 cash, second place receives $250, and third place receives $100. Run by Moonlight Entertainment. 248-4444. Milford.
Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With David Brinkman. Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Going, Going, Gone?, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Learn about Ohio’s extinct and endangered wildlife. For Ages 8 and older.. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Joy of Winter Hike. Part one of five-part series. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided offtrail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $100, $68 members for five-part series. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Birds of Prey, 10 a.m., Shor Park Nature Trails, 4659 Tealtown Road, See taxidermy mounts of local hawks and owls before hiking trails in search of these spectacular hunters. Bring binoculars. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Milford.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
The Yellow Boat, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770; www.turpindrama.org. Anderson Township.
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ON STAGE - THEATER
Taking Notes, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, Includes a buffet style dinner. $20. 6233589; www.plottperformers.com. Union Township. S U N D A Y, J A N . 2 3
LECTURES Winter Travel Series, 2-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, “Texas Hill Country” with Barbara Farber. View scenery and learn about cultural and natural history of places near and far. Ages 18 and up. $5, $1 children, free for members; Jeff Alt’s program is free. Through Jan. 30. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, 7520700; www.applebees.com. Union Township.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
The Yellow Boat, 2 p.m., Turpin High School, $8. 232-7770; www.turpindrama.org. Anderson Township.
The Clermont County Park District will present Birds of Prey at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Shor Park Nature Trails, 4659 Tealtown Road, Milford. See taxidermy mounts of local hawks and owls before hiking trails in search of these spectacular hunters. Bring binoculars. Free. For more information, call 876-9013 or visit www.parks.clermontcountyohio.gov. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 2 5
Turkey Shoot, 1-6 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, $3-$5. Presented by VFW Post 6562-Milford. Through Feb. 27. 575-2102; www.vfw6562.com. Milford. M O N D A Y, J A N . 2 4
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Family to Family Education Program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Weekly for 12 weeks. For families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness. Includes information on specific illnesses, coping skills, medications, recovery and rehabilitation. Free. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness - Clermont County. 528-5500; www.nami-cc.org. Loveland.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.
Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Beginner Bird Watching with Chief Naturalist Bill Creasey. Presentations cover wide range of natural history topics. Presenters include local and national experts and CNC naturalists. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township.
MUSIC - JAZZ
Sinatra Night, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.”. Family friendly. Free. 965-0100. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, J A N . 2 6
ART & CRAFT CLASSES Painting Workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Passage Books, 126 Front St., Includes art supplies. $45. Registration required, available online. Presented by The Twisted Brush. 313-9330; www.the-twisted-brush.com. New Richmond. EXERCISE CLASSES
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.
FOOD & DRINK
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Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel. T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 7
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
The Cherry Orchard, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, $10. Tickets required, available online. 232-2772; www.ShowTix4U.com. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 8
WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC
Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Open Mic, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., LaDonna’s Cafe, 1340 Ohio Pike, 752-1461. Batavia Township.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $6 and up. 575-2102. Milford.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Taking Notes, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, Includes a buffet style dinner. $20. 6233589; www.plottperformers.com. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 9
Quarters for Crohn’s, 1-4 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Fellowship Hall. Quarter auction featuring My 31, MaryKay, Longaberger Baskets, Pampered Chef, Gold Canyon Candles, Creative Memories, Willow House and more. Benefits Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America/Kristin’s Crohnies. Family friendly. Presented by Kristin’s Crohnies. 680-7488. Batavia.
Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved adult remedial driving program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; www.recoveryctr.org. Batavia.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Bob Cushing, 6-10 p.m., Applebee’s, 5980 Meijer Drive, Free. Presented by Applebee’s Services, Inc.. 965-8240. Milford.
Nature Mentors Level I, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Concludes Jan. 27. 12-hour introduction to nature mentoring for parents, grandparents, teachers, nannies and anyone else who works with children. Learn techniques for mentoring children outdoors, basic natural history information, group management skills to focus and involve multiple children and techniques to inspire creative play in nature. Ages 18 and up. $40, $30 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org/natureversity.html. Union Township.
ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “King John” through Feb. 5. The historical drama centers around the youngest son of Henry II, John (Billy Chace) who has ascended to the throne of England, but tensions remain over who is the rightful heir. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 30 and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-5, at 719 Race St. Tickets are $22-$28. Call 513-381-2273 or visit www.cincyshakes.com. Pictured is Billy Chace as King John and Sherman Fracher as Queen Eleanor.
The Cherry Orchard, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. Curt Columbus’ adaptation of Anton Chekov’s play, moved from Russia to New England and given a Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) twist. $10. Tickets required, available online. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 232-2772; www.ShowTix4U.com. Anderson Township.
E3 Spark Plugs Monster Truck Nationals will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, at Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights. Monster trucks from across the nation will compete in side-by-side drags, wheelie shootouts and freestyle. In addition, top FMX stunt riders will perform stunts. A Pit Party/Driver Autograph Session will be 6 p.m. both nights. Meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos. Pit Pass party is free with purchase of an event ticket. Passes are available at Gold Star Chili locations. $19-25, advance adult tickets. Free child (ages 2-12) ticket with advance ticket. $21-27; $9, ages 2-12. $40, advance Gold Circle; $42 day of show. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com or www.monsternationals.com.
January 19, 2011
Why make difficult choices if we believe we can have it all? Making a choice sounds easy. Consider all the alternatives, fully weigh the pros and cons, and finally choose just one. Voila! We’ve just made a choice. Yet, making choices is not always easy, especially the ones that seriously impact our lives and require enduring commitment. All of us have struggled and made choices throughout our lives, and then lived with the results as best we can. We’ve believed that doing so is a sign of integrity, maturity and responsibility. In a recent book, “The Choice Effect,” three young authors point out how different their beliefs and lives are from ours. They say their lives are filled with far more choices to make than former generations. True. But what we may question is, “Even though more options exist today, how do they (or, do we) choose to deal with them?” Humans are still
humans. They have decided to choose to live more non-traditionally. Many people feel overwhelmed when faced with too many options from which to choose. They, on the other hand, enjoy having options and trying as many as possible. So, they try to avoid making as many lasting decisions as possible and keeping options open. But they’re smart enough to worry about – as the book’s subtitle states – how that will affect “Love and Commitment in an Age of Too Many Options.” We wonder about that too, as we see more and more fragile relationships and marriages in which the choice of a permanent commitment is understood as a temporary commitment. Options for other lovers seem to remain open. To identify their “new way” of thinking they’ve invented the term, choister (choice + oyster = choister.) Their definition: “A choister
is a person who is inundated with choices and thinks the world is his or her oyster.” “Choisters are hypnotized by options and can’t imagine turning any of them down. The exact problem with choosing? It takes most of your other choices off the table. And who knows what pearl you just gave away?” say the authors McGibbon, Vogel, and Williams. But wait! Doesn’t something about that rationale sound similar to an immature child still struggling with instant gratification, or a lack of responsibility for one’s actions? Yes, choices can be difficult for many reasons. Some reasons are obvious, some unconscious, and some reach down to the deepest roost of our being. Reminding us of what it means to be a mature human, psychotherapist Dr. Irvin Yalom writes, “For every yes there must be a no. To decide one thing
Elder care a top concern for baby boomers It’s a problem more and more baby boomers are facing – how to care for their elderly parents. Everyone wants the best for them, but they’re finding Medicare only covers so much. That’s what Cathy Brinkman of Union Township learned after her 89year-old mother was operated on over the summer. “The hospital said to my mother, ‘You need home health care.’ My sister and I were scrambling around like, ‘You need to get somebody in here quick.’ I did not know the hospital offered it. I wish they would have said something in the first place,” Brinkman said. Brinkman was able to find a company that offered unskilled nursing care. “Unskilled does the assistance with medication, assistance to the commode, assistance with walking. My mother really needed someone to watch after her because she was a high risk patient,” Brinkman said. That was back in August and her mother, Elizabeth Blume, is doing much better now. But, who is going to pay for all this home health care? “We never told the insurance company she was going with this company for this and this company for that. We just asked, ‘Is home health care covered?’ Yes. ‘Is skilled nursing covered?’ Yes,” said Brinkman. Brinkman said she believed everything was covered by her mother’s Medicare Advantage Insurance, including round-theclock unskilled care, also called custodial care.
But, after several weeks, Aetna sent denial letters for the custodial care. Those charges amount to about $25,000. At this point, Aetna has paid all the bills for the skilled nursing care, it’s just the unskilled care bills that are in question. “She needed somebody on a 24-hour-basis – regardless of how many hours are covered, she needed somebody there,” Brinkman said. Insurance expert John Sherman, of The TLC Experts Inc., said there’s a great misconception about custodial care coverage. “It has to be determined by their physician and Medicare that their condition is improving and they need skilled care. So, if somebody is in a nursing home getting skilled care paid for by Medicare, they can also get some custodial care at the same time to help with the bath or something like that,” Sherman said. A spokesman for Aetna Insurance said its Medicare Advantage program does not cover round-the-clock in-home custodial care. It said Brinkman had been advised of this. But Brinkman maintains more than just custodial care was being given by that unskilled company and said Medicare should cover some of those costs. Aetna advises her to appeal and Brinkman said she plans to do so. John Sherman said if round-the-clock care is needed for a while, often it’s best to go to a nursing home – even though that may
sometimes be less desirable Howard Ain t h a n returning Hey Howard! to your home right away. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
NAMI offers free classes NAMI Family-to-Family offers a free education program for family members, partners and friends of individuals with a chemical imbalance/brain disorder/mental illness. This 12-week course is taught by a team of trained NAMI volunteers who know first hand what is like to have a loved one struggling with one of these brain disorders: Major depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, borderline
personality disorder and/or dual diagnosis. The NAMI Family-toFamily Education Program has been cited as a “best practice in recovery” by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. Class begin Monday, Jan. 24. They will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Registration is required. Call 513-528-5500 to register or visit www.nami-cc.org.
always means to relinquish something else. Decisions are very expensive, they cost you everything else. Renunciation invariably accompanies decisions. One must relinquish options, often options that will never come again.” Are cheaters on their choices trying to avoid the grind of life? Those who struggle making important choices often use various methods to avoid making them: procrastination; delegation to someone else; devaluing the unchosen alternative; having a thing make it for us e.g. flip of a coin, astrological sign; use a temporary solution in place of a long-
term decision, “He’ll make a good first husband.” Some seek a comprehensive set of rules to relieve them of the pain of personal choice. Choisters just plan to enjoy all the options and claim there’s too many to even make actual choice. It is freedom that we fear. Instinctively knowing that healthfully-developed mature humans are made to be free, we yearn for freedom. Yet, when we realize we are free, there is a certain discomfort. We know that, “What I freely choose renders me responsible for all that comes from this choice of mine and eliminates for me
m a n y o t h e r options.” From “Harry Father Lou Potter and Guntzelman the ChamPerspectives ber of Secrets” comes excellent advice for him and for all of us: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org m or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
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Cuddle up by the fire with a cup of homemade cocoa Just looking out the window at this winter wonderl a n d makes me feel snug as a bug in a rug. W e have plenty of wood and the Rita woodstove been Heikenfeld has going nonRita’s kitchen stop. T h e snow is just wet enough, too, to make forts or snowmen. The last time it snowed I had three of the grandkids spend the night and we spent a good hour sledding down hills. Afterwards, a cup of real hot chocolate made tummies warm. Mine included.
My mom’s hot cocoa
It was a real treat for us kids to have a mug of this, since Mom’s budget was always lean. I make this with regular cocoa powder, not Dutch or the new dark cocoa powder. 1
⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa 3 ⁄4 cup sugar Dash salt 1 ⁄3 cup water 4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla Marshmallows Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Mix in water. Bring to a simmer and then stir in milk and vanilla. When hot throughout serve with marshmallows. Gilding the lily: Use 3 cups milk and 1 cup half & half or whipping cream.
Cocoa with sweetened condensed milk
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Rita’s chicken chili
For Lisa Cassidy, a Delhi reader. This is a to taste kind of chili – you can always add more seasonings, etc. The secret ingredient is refried beans - that makes it nice and thick. I made this today for supper and it’s perfect to ward off winter’s chill. If you have a chicken chili recipe, please share for a future column. About 5 cups cooked, shredded or chopped chicken (deli-roasted chicken works great) 11⁄2 to 2 cups onions, chopped
COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD
Cold weather is the perfect time for a steaming bowl of chicken chili. 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic 1 red or other bell pepper, chopped Jalapeño peppers, chopped, to taste (opt. – can use red pepper flakes to taste or neither) 4 cups chicken broth 2 cans, cannellini beans or 1 can cannellini and 1 can black beans, drained 2 teaspoons each: cumin and oregano 2-3 teaspoons chili powder 1 ⁄2 can favorite refried beans Salt to taste Garnish to taste: Sour cream, chopped jalapeños, Mexican blend cheese, Cheddar, chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro Film pan with olive oil. Add onions, garlic and peppers. Cook a few minutes until onions are transparent.
Stir in broth, beans, chicken and seasonings. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook 15 minutes, or until flavors blend. Stir in refried beans. Using a potato masher or back of spoon, mash the mixture a bit to make a thicker chili. Garnish as desired. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: you can use raw chicken, cut up, about 11⁄2 pounds or so. Cook with veggies until onion is transparent. Chicken will finish cooking in the broth.
Crockpot chicken chili
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This is a health giving, soothing tea, one that I share with my herbal students. Ginger helps settle the tummy and digestion. Lemon helps with the immune system and stress. Cayenne helps break up mucous. Honey is pre-digested so you get quick energy and a soothed throat. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated (leave peel on) Honey
For those who have enjoyed taking cooking classes at Jungle Jim’s – and for those who haven’t had the opportunity – there is now a cookbook available. Titled “15 Years of Cooking School Recipes,” it features more than 200 recipes from 58 different instructors and celebrity chefs, including our own Rita Heikenfeld. Rita’s included recipes are: • Herbed Goat Cheese in Baguette Spoons • One Hour Cinnamon Buns • Orzo and Arugula Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette (pictured) • Personal Pavlovas with Cinnamon and Ginger, Creme Chantilly and Triple Raspberry Sauce The cookbook costs $19.95 plus shipping. For more information or to order a copy, call the store at 513674-6000, e-mail email@example.com, or go to www.junglejims.com. Lemon Shake of cayenne pepper (opt.) Bring a cup of water to a boil. Pour over ginger root and let steep a few minutes. Strain. Sweeten to taste with honey. Add lemon. Drink and get better!
Dijon salmon update
The recipe from Tom Keegan calls for 2 tablespoons butter. Eliminate that. A reader caught the mistake first and Tom treated her to a pound of fresh salmon. Now that’s good
customer relations! Here are some comments from readers: “Wonderful recipe – I’ve already shared it with two friends.” “Excellent – I’ll make again and again”.
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Icing like Kroger and Meijer make for their cakes. For Janet. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
Farm Bureau to kick off membership drive The Clermont County Farm Bureau’s 2011 membership campaign will begin with a membership kick-off at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in the Clermont Social Service Building, Room 103, 2400 Clermont Drive in
Batavia. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign is invited. The kick-off will give members a chance to learn more about Farm Bureau and an opportunity to help their local Farm Bureau.
Volunteers will be given the materials needed to meet membership goals. The main goal for 2011 is to exceed the 2010 membership total within 10 days of the kick-off. “Farm Bureau’s member-
ship campaign is member led and this year we are inviting all members to help by telling their friends and neighbors about the value of belonging to Farm Bureau. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Farm Bureau member,” said Heather Utter, organization director. “Clermont County Farm Bureau works extensively at the community, state and national level to set policies that will improve the rural standard of living, increase net farm income and protect personal property rights,” Utter said. She emphasized that Farm Bureau is a family organization with opportunities and benefits for all members of the family. Last year’s membership was 2,470 members. Jan Schoellman of Wayne Township and Virginia Meyer of Bethel will serve as membership cochairs again this year. Call the county office at 937-378-2212 or toll free 888-378-2212 for more information. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
It was a family affair at Pinebrook’s Second Anniversary Party. Margaret Miller, who manages Shear Style Salon, shares a hug with resident Catherine Bauer, who just happens to be her aunt. All the residents enjoyed a gourmet dinner and an evening of music and dancing as Pinebrook celebrated two wonderful years.
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Howdy folks, As I write this the snow is really coming down. This will be a winter to remember I think, don’t you? The crappie fishing is good. The Boars Head has had a couple winter tournaments. The size of crappie needs to be nine inches to keep. The last tournament with seven crappie weighed almost eight pounds, the biggest crappie weighed 1 3⁄4 pounds. That is a nice fish. We will be happy to catch some of these fish this summer. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop and he gave me the tournament dates for the year. They will be having crappie tournaments Saturdays this year. There have been a lot of requests for that, so it was decided to do this. The dates for Saturday are; March 26, April 16, May 7, June 4, June 11, June 25, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. The dates for Sunday are; March 27, April 10, April 17, May 8, June 12, June 19, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. The two days for the top tournament winner will be Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. The point system will be the deciding factor so get your tackle ready. Good luck. Have you folks been getting any seed catalogs yet? We have received six so far. I really enjoy looking at them and planning the garden for this year. With the snow on the ground this is good. We saw in the paper that Felicity is having a celebration this year. So watch the papers for the dates and how to get involved with the folks. This will be exciting. Last week while Ruth Ann and I were in the barber shop, a feller that was in the chair said he had been down in Kentucky for the moose hunt. He harvested a cow moose that weighed 800 pounds and dressed out at 600 pounds. That is some animal. Last week we put straw on the strawberries and gave them a shot of fertilizer. This snow will be good on them. We hope for a good crop of berries this year. Make sure the bird feeders are kept filled. As we
write this, the birds are busy at the feeders. We sure enjoy watching them. Now I am George going to Rooks write about a who Ole feller lost his job, Fisherman which went to China, the same as a lot of you folks. He was listening to the Good Lord and went into nursing. Lee attended collage for 17 months and it was hard for a person of his age. But with the Good Lord’s help and prayers from his church family he made it. I don’t know for sure, but I imagine he was the oldest person in the class. He has passed his test for nursing. This would be a tough test to pass. Last Sunday afternoon his wife had a party for him at the Bethel United Methodist Church with snacks for folks to nibble on and there was a good crowd to congratulate him. Now this feller is 61 years young and at his age this would be a hard test. But with his dedication and studying along with his prayers he made it in grand style. Thanks to the Good Lord. Now I haven’t given this feller’s name. It is Lee Braden. If a feller this age can accomplish this so can other people. If you put your faith in the Lord. He has a strong faith, and is dedicated to serving the Lord. He is looking for a job at a nursing home and will make a super person to help the elderly and give them tender care. His family has sure supported him in this endeavor along with our church. We were watching a program last evening and they showed a flock of the cedar waxwing birds. We were so glad we got to see some here in our woods. They are so beautiful. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. Give him thanks for your family, home and church. 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.
‘The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit’ comes to UC Clermont Feb. 4-5 “The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in UC Clermont College’s Krueger Auditorium. Beatrix Potter’s most famous long-eared character grows up into a rambunctious teen – and he still can’t stay out of the McGregor’s garden. It seems the Rabbit family must contend with the young Peter, whose goal is to get out of the humdrum life in a rabbit’s hole and play his guitar at “The Farm.” Calico Children’s Theatre is a UC Clermont community initiative geared towards families with children ages 3 to 13 years of age. The cost of tickets per performance is: $6 for adults and $4 for children, seniors and UC students. Performances
are about one hour in length. “The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit” is presented by ArtReach: A Division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and is recommended for grades PreK-5. Stay after the performance Feb. 5 to participate in a Calico Creativities Workshop that complements the performance. The cost of tickets per workshop is $4 per child and parents are free. Workshops are about one hour. For more information about the Calico Children’s Theatre or Calico Creativities Workshop, contact Nikki Vargas, Arts and Events Program manager at 513558-1215 or 866-4462822 or visit www.ucclermont.edu and click on community arts.
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services
CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE
Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor
Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org 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 School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565
Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study
9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm
LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm www.lindalebaptist.com
ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
Saint Peter Church
1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor
Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org
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
OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.
CHURCH OF GOD BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD
EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road
Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor
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
Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am
Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia
EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052
www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided
Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140
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”
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org
EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net
Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services
Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right
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
NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible
WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12
S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Ofﬁce: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bethelnazarenechurch.org
Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service
Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm CE-1001502948-01
You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am
4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song info: 753-3159 Pastor: Michael Fite 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com
Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”
Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org
Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net
PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275
1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am
Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
Williamsburg United Methodist Church
Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs
Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided
Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service
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
PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
Sunday Morning 10:00AM
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
Pastor Mike Smith
A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!
www.milfordchurch.org www.fusionmcc.com email@example.com
Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com
513 831 0196
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3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes for every age group
1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.
PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor
Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”
844 State Rt. 131
Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301
Amelia United Methodist Church
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GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST
330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176
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January 19, 2011
One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com
Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley
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”
January 19, 2011
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Jerry L. Allen, 33, 5607 Naomi Drive, criminal tools, vandalism, breaking and entering, Dec. 28. Juvenile, 16, drug possession, Dec. 28. Juvenile, 14, drug possession, Dec. 28. Juvenile, 15, drug possession, Dec. 28. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 18. Robert E. Tarter, 18, 5421 N. Timbercreek, drug trafficking, falsification, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Dec. 29. Julie D. Decker, 38, 1477 Woodville Pike, driving under influence, drug possession, Dec. 30. Jordan A. Telting, 18, 6058 Weber Oaks, complicity to theft, Dec. 29. Juvenile, 16, theft, drug abuse, Dec. 29. Brad Kisor, 33, 6061 Jerry Lee Drive, domestic violence, Dec. 31. David T. Barker, 22, 1762 Heritage Woods, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Dec. 31. Joshua Pels, 21, 6433 Smith Road, warrant service, Dec. 31. Juvenile, 17, driving under influence, underage consumption, Jan. 1. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Jan. 1.
Male was assaulted at 969 Ohio 28
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No. 77, Jan. 1. Female was assaulted at 1286 Pebble Brooke Trail, Jan. 1.
Breaking and entering
Copper pipe taken from Wolterman Orthodontics at Ohio 131, Dec. 28. Vehicles tampered with at 6209 Hickory Ridge, Dec. 30.
MP3 player, necklace, etc. taken; $509 at 5615 Kay, Dec. 27. Stroller, wagon, etc. taken; $480 at 1147 Willow Woods Drive, Dec. 31.
At Jerry Lee Drive, Dec. 31.
Failure to confine
Dogs not confined at 1511 Corbin Drive, Dec. 28.
Female was threatened at 6728 Russell St., Dec. 29. Male was threatened at 5784 Tall Oaks Drive, Dec. 31.
Restrictions of sale of alcohol
Reported at Backyard Inn at Ohio 28, Dec. 28.
Gasoline not paid for at B.P. Station; $28 at Ohio 131, Dec. 27. Coins, diamond ring, etc. taken; $8,500 at 5797 Lockwood Commons, Dec. 28. Two AC units taken; $4,000 at 5991 Meijer Drive, Dec. 29.
POLICE REPORTS Firearm taken from safe at 5852 Monassas Run, Dec. 29. Cellphone taken at 1213 Queenie Lane, Dec. 29. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $16 at Ohio 28, Dec. 29. Coins taken from vehicle; $7.50 at 220 Timber Trail, Dec. 30. Cash taken from vehicle; $400 at 6091 Donna Jay, Dec. 31. Two catalytic converters taken from vehicles at 984 Ohio 28, Dec. 30. Female stated debit card used with no authorization at 12 Meadow Drive, Dec. 31. Subject failed to pay for food delivery at 5685 Tall Oaks, Dec. 31. Nintendo and X-Box not returned to Rent-2-Own; $256 at Ohio 28, Dec. 31.
Russell G. Bedsole, 19, 282 Antietam Blvd., receiving stolen property, Jan. 7. Christian B. Blue, 37, 900 Commons, contempt of court, Jan. 3. Leroy Brewster, 40, 1023 Matthews Drive, warrant, Jan. 7. Keith A. Carson, 33, 178 W. Sugar Tree, theft, Jan. 5. Steve Davis, 32, 3480 Walnut Lane, contempt of court, Jan. 7.
Nicole L. Dople, 29, 58 Greenlawn Drive, warrant, Jan. 9. April H. Goodin, 19, 7489 Ohio 123, theft, Jan. 9. Heather Grifo, 46, 418 Cornell Ave., driving under influence, Jan. 6. Jeremy D. Guthrie, 23, 808 Commons, drug instrument, paraphernalia, warrant, Jan. 3. Earl R. Malicoat III, 31, 926 Mohawk Trail, warrant, Jan. 8. Calais C. Memering, 18, 4609 Blackberry Lane, recited, Jan. 5. Charles L. Moore, 41, 2358 Harrison Ave., contempt of court, Jan. 7. Joseph Murphy, 29, 890 W. Loveland, contempt of court, Jan. 4. Kara Murphy, 23, 287 Plum St., contempt of court, Jan. 3. Misty Patterson, 37, 1899 Stumpy Lane, recited, Jan. 5. Star L. Powell, 32, 178 W. Sugar Tree, theft, Jan. 5. Kyle E. Skinner, 23, 322 Bigelow St., warrant, Jan. 7. Brandon M. Thurmond, 24, 845 Milford Vista, warrant, Jan. 5.
Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at Carworx at 729 Ohio 28, Jan. 3. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 749 Ohio 28, Jan. 4. AC unit taken at 111 Main St., Jan. 5.
Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Jan. 5. Stolen property sold at Facet Pawn at 1003 Lila, Jan. 7. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $56 at 100 Chamber Drive, Jan. 8. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Jan. 9.
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Billy Parker, 27, 117 Rumbach Ave. No. B, criminal mischief.
Incidents/investigations Criminal damage
At 7120 Goshen Road, Dec. 30. At 320 Buddy Lane, Dec. 31. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 377, Dec. 31.
At 7180 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Dec. 26. At 1659 Ohio 28, Dec. 25.
At 1569 Ohio 28 No. 2, Dec. 26. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 423, Dec. 30.
At Canterbury Lane, Dec. 29.
At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 419AA, Dec. 31.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations
Jeremy Downing, 18, 6059 Catherine Drive, Milford, theft at 23 Mac Arthur Drive, Amelia, Jan. 5. Frank Boatrite, 37, 901 Cherry St., Blanchester, burglary at 3634 Lucas Road, Goshen, Jan. 6.
At 3231 Martin Road, Pleasant Plain, Jan. 8. At 6789 Taylor Pike, Blanchester, Jan. 7.
Breaking and entering
At 4869 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Jan. 3.
At 3634 Lucas Road, Goshen, Dec. 27. At 4839 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Dec. 30.
At 4869 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Jan. 3.
At 1563 Woodville, Dec. 25. At 2119 Ohio 132, Dec. 26. At 6496 Snider Road, Dec. 27. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Dec. 29.
Kathryn M. Tudor vs. Bryan E. Tudor James J. Munz vs. Angela S. Munz Matthew Terrell vs. Deborah C. Terrell Kristina M. Tribull vs. Karl A. Tribull John Warren vs. Cassandra Warren Chassity Lane Short vs. Scotty Gene Short
132, New Richmond, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Rick Whitford, 32, 1736 Bainum Road, New Richmond, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Erik Edward Centers, 23, 15665 Bodman Road, Mt. Orab, burglary, grand theft of motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert A. Titus, 22, 2321 Titus Road, Batavia, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew J. Lucchesi, 26, 511 Glenrose Lane, Cincinnati, tampering with evidence, aggravated menacing, Union Township Police Department. Edward W. Holtzclaw, 27, 338 D St. Andrews, Cincinnati, grand theft, vandalism, possessing criminal tools, Ohio State Patrol. Jessie Carl Terry, 40, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police Department. Myron Heggwood, 38, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police Department. David Wayne Sharp, 43, 605 Hanna Ave. #1, Loveland, burglary, theft of drugs, Loveland Police. Saida Kazimagomedovna Babaeva, 28, prompting prostitution, soliciting, practice of medicine and surgery without certificate, Union Township Police Department. Alina Priadko, 24, prompting prostitution, soliciting, practice of medicine and surgery without certificate, Union Township Police Department. Johnny Ogle Jr., 33, 3818 Applegate Drive, Cincinnati, burglary, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Shaneeka Joyce Willis, 20, 1751 E. Ohio Pike Lot 202, Amelia, forgery, Narcotics Unit.
At 1900 Ohio 131, Milford, Jan. 3. At 4839 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, Dec. 30.
IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.
Mark J. Woehler vs. Susan Mineer, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Michael Siano and Overland Xpress LLC, other tort Miram Bowers Justice vs. City of Milford, et al., other tort
Brian W. Lawson vs. Marsha P. Ryan and Ross Contracting Inc., worker’s compensation Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jonathan Baughman, et al., foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Gregory P. Hulse, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Gerald J. Klinkerberg, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Harold S.
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Morin, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. James F. Wheeler, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Kevin Scott Hamon, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Wendell Walker, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Chris Frazee, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jayme Decatur, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Betty L. Simmons, et al., foreclosure Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Company vs. Carl Pigman, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Ruth E. Davis, et al., foreclosure Citifinancial Inc. vs. Donald Snider, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Farah Sagin Individually and as executor, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Grady D. Reed, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Grady D. Reed II, et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank NA vs. Mary Ann Vaughn, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Brenda Lee Harvey Duprez, foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Francis P. Fitzgerald, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Johnny V. Burns, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Douglas A. Streeter, et al., foreclosure United States of America through the Department of Agriculture vs. Glenna D. Davis, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. John Miller, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Harriett Ravenscraft, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont
County Ohio vs. Fanchon M. Dapper, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County Ohio vs. Pritchard Brothers LLC, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph P. Lewis, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Marianne Bailey, et al., foreclosure Fannie Mae vs. Arthur C. Brinson, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Anna M. Chaney, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Aaron C. Staker, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer vs. Brian Perry, et al., foreclosure Safe Auto Insurance Company vs. Jordan Bryant, et al., other civil Danbarry Cinemas Eastgate LLC vs. JPMCC 2006 LDP6 Eastgate Boulevard LLC, et al., other civil Ally Financial Inc. vs. Louis Valentine, other civil Ally Financial Inc. vs. Jamie Vires, other civil Jesse Noble vs. C.S. a minor child through parent Kara Showater, et al., other civil Sharon C. O’Banion vs. Allcare Dental and Dentures, other civil Citibank NA vs. Margaret Mary Penney, other civil Blue Chip Realty LLC vs. Lykins Companies Inc., other civil
Sandra Pope vs. Travis J. Pope Justin A. Bonnell vs. Stephanie Bonnell Adam Morgan vs. Brittany Morgan Kelly Almaraz vs. Joseph Almaraz Jessica Shelton vs. Christopher Shelton Catherine Denise Collins vs. Nyle N. Collins Janice Sue Evans vs. John W. Evans Ann Brunet vs. Greg Brunet
Sarah Harwood vs. William T. Harwood
The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jackie Mason, 32, 1292 Blue Ridge Way, Milford, trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Nannette L. Vickery, 39, 164 Garden Drive, Loveland, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Justin R. Krieg, 28, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. James E. McQueen, 39, 963 Ohio 125, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of drugs, Union Township Police Department. William M. Bravard, 54, 113 Main St., Cincinnati, identity fraud, Union Township Police Department. Bradley Naegele, 29, forgery, theft, Miami Township Police. Raymond Wade Walsson Jr., 19, 3889 Old Savannah #6, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jason D. Wood, 25, 560 Anchor Drive, Cincinnati, domestic violence, Union Township Police Department. Randy R. Shope, 42, 649 Carefree Drive, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Todd M. Ridener, 47, 2875 A Ohio
REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
6342 Manila Road, David Corbett, et al. to Midfirst Bank, 0.5000 acre, $89,822.50. 4002 Oakland Hills Drive, Brookstone Homes LLC to Brent & Jenna Bramer, $178,900. 1516 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Lee Johnsen, $97,500. 1495 West Meadowbrook Drive, Daniel Polly Sr., et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., $107,011.66.
1222 Baywood Cove, Daniel & Kathryn Mercurio to Jason & Sharnell Peck, 0.5280 acre, $285,000. 5810 Karen Lane, Wells Fargo Bank NA to Eagles Properties LLC, $61,000. 970 Palomar Drive, Joseph & Marianne Szatkowski to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.5430 acre, $200,000. 1074 Rainbow Trail, Gina Kilb to Robert Butler & Timothy Simpson, $92,800. 329 Tarkington Lane, John Williamson, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.4550 acre, $63,334. 304 Traverse Creek Drive, Sheryl Grouse, executor to Charles Noe, $147,900. 952 Woodcreek Drive, Jack Kasee, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, as trustee, 1.0570 acre, $180,800. 1134 Fox Run Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Katrina & Eric
Harris, $85,000. 677 Jannie Lane, Estate of Floyd Fox to Michael & Constance Holtgrefe, trustees, $60,000. 784 Loveland Miamiville Road, Fifth Third Bank to Trinity Partners LLC & JKL Loveland LLC, 1.9870 acre, $1,150,000. 561 Loveland Miamiville Road, David Guy, et al. to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 0.8870 acre, $40,000. 1433 Miami Lake Drive, Prudential Relocation Inc. to Michael Froehle, 0.4860 acre, $340,000. 6252 Shagbark Drive, Vickie Cunningham to Fanne Mae, 0.6800 acre, $125,000. 6077 Weber Oaks Drive, Bradly & Lynne Burns to Tonya Popov, 0.1710 acre, $155,000. 1286 Ronnie Lane, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Brian Dapper, $112,000. 1242 Spotted Fawn Run, Deborah & Robert Glutz Jr. to Dean & Frances Roberts, 5.0000 acre, $375,000. 1111 Springridge Court, James & Lori Hickok to Aaron & Gissela Baker, 0.5660 acre, $248,000. 5709 Tall Oaks Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Thomas Miller, $55,000. 958 Ashire Court, David & Beth Fjelstul, trustees to Kristy & Kelly Ernst, $257,000. 943 Hidden Ridge Drive, Donald & Kolleen Lykins to Jonathan & Emily Pawlak, $280,000. 5734 Hilltop Way, Robert Siller to Dustin Werner, $77,500. 5866 Irish Dude Drive, Robert & Ann Lockwood to Michael Thompson,
2.9850 acre, $390,500. 1355 Linden Creek Drive, The Bank of New York Mellon to Robert Grant, $70,000. 1353 Ridgecrest Drive, Household Realty Corp. to Oak Family Limited Partnership, $60,000. 6592 Trailwoods Drive, Ironwood Residential Investments LLC to Dong-Gil Ko & Jee-Young Choi, 0.6886 acre, $653,000.
Corp. to AEI National Income Property Fund, 1.8380 acre, $369,047. 245 Rivers Edge Drive, AEI Property Corp. to AEI National Income Property Fund, 1.8380 acre, $922,618.
344 West Main St., Margaret Erdmann to Douglas & Carol Wilson, 0.6010 acre, $30,000. 342 West Main St., Tisha Luthy to Douglas & Carol Wilson, 0.4300 acre, $19,000.
616 Garfield Ave., Cyrena Zarucchi, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.3440 acre, $43,334. 11 White Water Way, Barry Burdick, trustee to William Wood, $145,000. 413 East Loveland Ave., John Toppen to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.3680 acre, $63,334. 226 Laurel Ave., Evelyn J. Fox to Magnolia Family Limited Partnership, 0.0947 acre, $90,000. 110 Miami Lakes Drive, James Guthrie Jr. to Arthur & Maureen Plate, $72,500. 110 Miami Lakes Drive, Erin Mary Roten, Executor to Arthur & Maureen Plate, $72,500. 111 Cleveland Ave., J. Ryan Horan & Jennifer Botto to Katherine Fitton Mancera, 0.2140 acre, $232,000. E. Main St., John Eckman to Christopher Wood, 1.2520 acre, $10,500. 25 Cemetary Road, Betty Shoup to Rebecca Wilker, $88,900. 245 Rivers Edge Drive, AEI Property Corp. to AEI National Income Property Fund, 1.8380 acre, $817,177. 245 Rivers Edge Drive, AEI Property
5206 Belfast Owensville Road, Rhonda & William Maffey Jr. to Trisha Boggess, 2.5330 acre, $140,000.
STONELICK TOWNSHIP 1211 Creekwood Bluff Drive, Thomas & Catherine Gorecki to Michael Moore, 3.0100 acre, $248,000. 1627 Bittercreek Lane, Ronald Myers & Gabrielle Decourten-Myers to John & Laurie Neal, 7.0890 acre, $240,000. 2118 Ohio 131, Jon Hoffheimer, trustee to David & Marcia Woeste, 92.8370 acre, $275,000.
6859 South Ohio 133, Roger Shelton Jr., et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 1.6000 acre, $46,667.
On the record
January 19, 2011
DEATHS Geneva Allen
Geneva “Ginny” Allen, 85, of Goshen Township died Jan. 6. Survived by sons, Terry (Marie) Boeddeker and Timothy (Rebecca) Boeddeker; daughter, Debbie (Ron) Seal; six grandchildren; 11 greatAllen grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by parents, Tut and Elvona (nee Landrum) Howard; brother, Quillen Howard; and sister, Alma Pelfrey. Services were Jan. 11 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.
Dorothy Mildred Blackburn
Dorothy Mildred Blackburn, 94, of Miami Township died Jan. 6. Survived by children, Gladys Wallace, Olin Blackburn, Shirley (Jerry) Clark and James Blackburn; grandchildren, Joy Wahl, Jill Colyer, Chris Wallace, Rev. Randy Clark, Kerry
Allen, Beth Rohrbacher and David Blackburn; 28 greatgrandchildren; 23 great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Ginny Billiter and Helen Trefz. Blackburn Preceded in death by father, Fred Butts; mother, Ada Liming; son-in-law, Elmer Wallace; daughter-in-law, Judy Blackburn; grandchild, Teri Chandler; four brothers; and three sisters. Services were Jan. 10 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or, American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Elizabeth Jane Burns
Elizabeth Jane Burns, 83, of Milford died Jan. 7. Survived by son, Robert Burns; stepchildren, James Burns Jr. and Karen; grandchildren, Taylor Burns and Jake McDonald; and sister, Susan Graham. Preceded in death by husband, James Joseph Burns; and siblings,
Eileen Moles, Artie, Billy, Alan, Kenny and John MacPhee. Services were Jan. 12 at St. Andrew Church, Milford. Memorials to: City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Crawford; and parents, Fred and Florence (nee Parker) Crawford. Services were Jan. 13 at Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home, Eldorado, Ohio. Memorials to the charity of your choice.
Martha Sue Dooley
Helen Rose Law
Brian Williams, Patrick Williams, Amanda (Adam) Williams, James (Becca) Tanner, Rita Tanner, Bailey Cox, Meredith Miller, Andrew Miller and Alexander Miller; three greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law, Ricky Miller; aunt and uncle, Betty and Bill Lane; cats, Cassie, Alex, Bobby and E.T.; and dogs, Buzzy, Betty and Benny. Preceded in death by parents, James and Esther (nee Cook) Miller; and brother, James E. Miller Jr. Services were Jan. 13 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.
William E. Miller
Patricia Culloden Reynolds
Martha Sue Dooley, 67, of Goshen Township died Jan. 5. Survived by husband, Alton Dooley; son, Tim Dooley; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Patsy Reynolds. Services were Jan. 10 at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, P.O. Box 705, Goshen, OH 45122.
Martha J. Kimmel
Martha J. (nee Crawford) Kimmel, 90, of Milford died Jan. 9. Survived by daughter, Susan (James) Grow; daughter-in-law, Carol Wright; sister, Phyllis Holt; grandchildren, Doug (Kerrie) Grow, Cristine (Chad) Watson and Stephen Kimmel; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond Kimmel; son, Richard Kimmel; grandson, Keith Kimmel; brothers, Bill Crawford and Bob
Orcutt and Company praised Orcutt and Company, CPA’s of Milford was one of three Greater Cincinnati firms lauded Jan. 7 for its organization’s positive corporate culture, earning it a “Perfect 10 Certified Culture” designation. The awards were given by corporate culture expert Lynne Ruhl, president of Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures. Awards were presented at a Metropolitan Club luncheon in Covington. Orcutt and Company was honored for intentionally implementing corporate cultures within its organization that “establish a foundation of respect, trust and healthy confrontation.” Orcutt and Company encourages its employees to engage in mission work at home and overseas. Perfect 10 performs corporate “cultural audits” to help management recognize areas of commendation and concern in their corporate cultures, then works with
BUILDING PERMITS Residential
Thompson Heating/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6113 Southern Hills Drive, Goshen Township; HVAC, 1746 Cottontail, Miami Township; HVAC, 5637 Betty Lane; HVAC, 1727 Old Farm Drive. Wethington Design Builders, Cincinnati, 6849 Clubside Drive, Goshen Township, $60,000. Triple D Heating/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1930 Parker Road, Goshen Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, alter, 6019 Marsh Drive, Goshen Township. Lonnie Lawson, Goshen, new, 7061 Cozaddale, Goshen Township, $113,000. Superior Homes, Milford, trailer, 5083 Ohio 133, Jackson Township. Monty Fischer, Williamsburg, alter, 5437 Ohio 133 Jackson Township. Creative Scapes, Cincinnati, retaining wall, 744 Lantern Post, Miami Township, $8,000. Pendery Construction Inc., Loveland, addition, 1246 Ridgewood, Miami Township, $7,200. Carolina Custom Contractors, Loveland, deck, 1109 Red Bird, Miami Township. John Burton Homes & Restoration, Burlington, Ky., alter, 6118 Weber Oaks, Miami Township, $9,800. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1700 Old Farm Drive, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 901 Stone Court, Miami Township, $121,595. John Hueber Homes, Loveland, new, 5507 Brushy Fork, Stonelick Township, $300,000; new, 1211 Church Hill Farms, $250,000.
Orcutt and Company CPAs was lauded for its positive corporate culture by Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures at a luncheon Jan. 7. From left is: Gerry Preece of Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures; Lynne Ruhl, president of Perfect 10 Corporate Cultures; and Greg Orcutt and Linda Mullucey of Orcutt and Company. management and employees to develop an atmosphere of respect and trust within the organization. “It took me 17 years to realize that I need help with the human resources side of our business” said Greg Orcutt, owner of Orcutt and Company.
William E. “Bill” Miller, 74, of Miami Township died Jan. 7. Survived by wife, Linda (nee Morgan) Miller; sons, Bill (Sue Watson) Miller and Michael (Bren) Miller; daughters, Lori Williams and Cheryl (James) Miller Tanner; sisters, Patricia E. (Phillip Jr.) Hacker; grandchildren, Bailey (Rhett) Stenzel,
PUBLIC NOTICE T he following 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, January 24, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue untill all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last know addresses are as follows: Units #36 & 262-Christy L. Byrd, 1154 Beechridge Ct., Batavia, Ohio 45103. 1614431 LEGAL NOTICE Sheila Holland 8067 Broadwell Cin. OH 45244 Unit 177 &C-47 Michael Jewett, 969 St. Rt. 28 #154 Milford, OH 45150 Unit B-08. You are hereby notified that your personal property stored at Day Heights Storage, Milford, OH will be sold for payment due. 2891119/1605332
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Penn Station East Coast Subs, with headquarters in Miami Township, has been named one of the top 500 franchise systems in the U.S., according to the January 2011 issue of “Entrepreneur” magazine. The list is the most comprehensive ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success.
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Olive Florence Suttle, 96, of Milford died Jan. 4. Survived by sons, Michael Suttle and Jeffrey Suttle; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Ali Schnell. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene M. Suttle; and parents, James Blaine Kiefel and Vera Schwarte. Services were Jan. 7 at Sem Haven Chapel. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Penn Station was ranked 141 overall in this year’s Franchise 500. The company was ranked 206 in 2009 and 183 in 2010. This year’s ranking marks the first time the company has been included in the top 150 franchise companies. “As always, we are honored to make the Franchise
500 list,” said Craig Dunaway, president of Penn Station. Penn Station has more than 220 restaurants in 12 states including Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
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Rebecca Mae Sabota, 82, of Stonelick Township died Jan. 7. Survived by children, Michael J. Sabota III, Althea Palazzi and Georgette Sabota; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 sisters; and one brother. Preceded in death by husband, Michael J. Sabota. Services were Jan. 12 at St. Anthony of Padua. Memorials to: St. Anthony of Padua, 2530 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
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Patricia Culloden Reynolds, 80, of Milford died Jan. 10. Survived by husband, James N. Reynolds; children, Ted, Reece, Philip, Lee K. and Mark Dippy and James D. and Claude Reynolds; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Diane Nicole and Jean Cole. Services were Jan. 14 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, Ohio 45150; or, the Christian Refor-
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Helen Rose Law, 91, of Milford died Jan. 6. Survived by son, Bill (Marilyn) Law; granddaughter, Tracy Law; great-grandson, Christopher Lee; and sister, Eugenia Pirner. Preceded in death by husband, Richard Law. Services were private.
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