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MILFORD-MIAMI ADVERTISER WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital is to expand, renovate ER. B1

Salute to Leaders is March 13 Take a look around and you will see people who quietly help around the neighborhood, with the organizations your kids are involved in, at church or school. Honoring these quiet heroes is what the annual Salute to Leaders is all about. Full story, A3

Excitement grows for Jungle Jim’s Construction crews put the final two monorail cars in place Feb. 2 at the new Jungle Jim’s in Union Township. Spectators watched as the lead car was lowered into place. Once used by Kings Island, the cars are now painted yellow and green with animal silhouettes in the windows. Full story, A3

Candidates answer a few questions The March 6 primary is only a few weeks away and the Community Press asked some questions of those running for the Ohio House of Representatives’ 66th District and Clermont County Clerk of Common Pleas Court. Take a look at their answers. Full story, A4

Sitting a lot can be harmful According to recent research, prolonged sitting is more harmful than first thought. And we do a lot of it. Americans sit more than they sleep, sitting an average of 10 hours a day in a car, in front of a computer, or in a comfy chair in front of the TV. Full story, B6

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GOP to pick replacement for Commissioner Wilson Doctor advised Wilson to resign By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

BATAVIA — The Clermont County Republican Party will choose a replacement for Archie Wilson, who informed county officials Feb. 2 he was resigning immediately as a county commissioner. In a letter delivered to the commissioners offices, Wilson said his resignation was based on his physician’s advice. Wilson began his term as a county commissioner in January 2011. Clermont Commissioners Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey were expected to accept Wilson’s resWilson ignation at the Feb. 6 meeting and appoint an interim commissioner. According to the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office, based on the Ohio Revised Code, the Republican Central Committee then has between five and 45 days to officially appoint someone to serve as commissioner to replace Wilson. In his resignation letter, Wilson said, “I would like to thank the people of Clermont County and my good friends for all their support.” “I wish Archie and his family well,” Proud said. Wilson has been absent from commissioner meetings since Dec. 1. He has not commented on his absence, but family members have told county officials he is being treated for a health condition. The commissioners meeting Feb. 1 was canceled because of the lack of a quorum. Humphrey was being treated for cancer and could not make the meeting. Proud was the only commissioner present. Humphrey said he expects to be able to attend the Feb. 6 meeting. Proud said the interim commissioner will serve until the GOP Central Committee appoints a permanent replacement for Wilson. He said he had several names in mind for the interim position, but did not want to disclose them. “We want to appoint someone who has no intention of running for the position,” Proud said. He said the appointment of an interim commissioner should be made by the time of the Feb. 6 meeting.

County Commissioner Bob Proud Feb. 1 announces the regularly scheduled commissioners meeting is canceled because of lack of a quorum. Former Commissioner Archie Wilson, who sat in the empty chair on the left, and Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who sits in the chair on the right, were absent for health reasons. Wilson resigned his position Feb. 2. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Tim Rudd, chairman of the ters, P.O. Box 431, Batavia, OH Clermont County Republican 45103. Party, said the Republican CenSelection of a replacement for tral Committee will meet 7 p.m. the remainder of 2012 is solely up Wednesday, March14, at the Holi- to the Republicans, but the Demoday Inn Eastgate to name a suc- cratic Party can field a candidate cessor to Wilson. to run for the seat Rudd said the in November. meeting will have “We want to Dave Lane, the dual purpose chairman of the of choosing a re- appoint someone Clermont County placement for who has no Democratic ParWilson and choosty, said he expects ing a nominee to intention of the party will run for the office running for the field a candidate in November. in November, but The nominee position.” he did not specuand replacement BOB PROUD late who that could be the same Commissioner might be. person, he said. Wilson, a forThe person mer Batavia elected in November will com- Township trustee, was elected plete Wilson’s unexpired term, commissioner in November 2010, which runs until 2014, Rudd said. defeating incumbent Scott CrosRudd said he did not want to well. mention the names of anyone The Clermont County Repubwho has expressed interest in the lican Party endorsed Wilson. position. Croswell, who originally was Candidates for the job must be elected as a Republican, ran as an a registered Republican and resi- independent. dent of Clermont County, he said. Before the Feb. 1 commissionAnyone interested can send a ers meeting was canceled, Proud letter to him at GOP Headquar- said Ohio law allows Clermont

County Coroner Brian Treon to act as a commissioner if two of the three commissioners are incapacitated. For the coroner to step in, county officials must receive letters from the doctors of both absent commissioners stating they will be unable to attend, Proud said. A letter was received from the doctors treating Humphrey, but not for Wilson, he said. County Prosecutor Don White said he had talked to a nephew of Wilson’s about obtaining the letter, but no letter was received by the time the meeting was scheduled to begin. Treon was in the commissioners meeting room at the scheduled meeting time in case he was needed. “I am happy to fulfill my duties as they arise,” he said. The last commissioners meeting was Jan. 25, attended by Proud and Humphrey. Proud said items on the canceled meeting’s agenda included the payment of bills. He said the delay in paying See WILSON, Page A2

Firefighters to attend conference By John Seney

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MIAMI TWP. — Five Miami Township firefighters will attend an instructor training conference April 15 to April 20 in Indianapolis. “This is one of the premier fire instructor conferences in the country,” said Larry Fronk, township administrator. “We

are fortunate to have it almost in our own backyard.” “The people who go bring back knowledge to train fellow firefighters,” he said. Fire Chief Jim Whitworth said the conference used to be in Cincinnati, but was moved to Indianapolis. He said the conference occupies the entire Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Conven-

tion Center. “This is a super opportunity to get as many people there as possible,” Whitworth said. “It’s an important conference.” Miami Township used to send seven people to the conference, but has scaled back to five to save money, he said. In addition to the training and workshops, there also will

be vendors on hand exhibiting new firefighting equipment, Whitworth said. The township trustees Jan. 17 approved sending the firefighters to the Fire Department Instructors Conference at a cost not to exceed $8,330. The firefighters attending will be Harold Thiele, Brian Gulat, Barry Mesley, Lynn Mesley and Dean Miracle.


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Clerk of court candidates answer questions BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: DAVID UIBLE

» Age: 51 » Community: Ohio Township » Job: President and CEO of Uible Management Group, a small private equity firm Uible investing in distressed companies » Relevant experience: I have started, acquired and rebuilt companies in the fields of manufacturing, technology and publishing. In addition to the companies that I own and manage locally, I have recently acquired two additional Clermont County firms, demonstrating my confidence that Clermont County is a great place to live, work and grow a strong business base. » Community/civic activities: I've served as a director at one of our local community banks, two university advisory boards, a county foundation providing agricultural and economic assistance and a county planning and zoning committee. » Education: Purdue University, B.S. mechanical engineering, University of Cincinnati executive management program. » Contact info: 260-0296

BARB WIEDENBEIN

» Age: 64 » Community: Union Township » Job: Current Clermont County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts » Relevant experiWiedenbein ence: Former small business owner. As a former small business owner I understand the responsibilities of managing a dollar. As the current clerk of courts, I understand the day-to-day function of the job and what it entails along with planning for future projects. » Community/civic activities: Board member Clermont County Senior Services, board member Convention & Visitors Bureau, honorary lifetime member Clermont County Fair Board, active conservative Republican county official, member Clerk of Courts Association, NRA, Farm Bureau. » Education: Graduate of Milford High School. » Contact info: www.keepbarbwiedenbein.com

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CLERMONT COUNTY — Two candidates are running in the March 6 Republican primary for the office of clerk of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. Barb Wiedenbein, the current clerk, is opposed by David Uible. No one running in the Democratic primary. The Community Press asked each candidate three questions: Q: The debate about having two clerk of courts in Clermont County continues. Do you support the division of the municipal and common pleas positions? Are they as economically feasible as they can be? Uible: It is difficult to form judgment on something this important without performing a detailed study of the offices. However, as part of this due diligence process it should be noted that the largest counties in Ohio (Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Summit, Montgomery) each have one elected or appointed clerk of court. Wiedenbein: In 2003, the former clerk suggested the division based on population and workload. In 2010, the population had grown by approximately 20,000. We have learned to be more and more efficient with less and our title division declared a surplus of $1 million for 2009, 2010 and 2011. Q: Most people don’t know what the clerk of courts does. Describe your understanding of how this position is essential to county residents. Uible: Statewide the clerk's offices collect over $800,000,000 per year in auto and watercraft sales tax. The clerk is also responsible for managing all the county's court records. Proper management of this office

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and the collection of taxes and fees, which are a primary revenue source, are vitally important to the county. Wiedenbein: We are the keeper of all county records, civil, criminal and domestic relations. We issue passports, vehicle and watercraft titles. We work with citizens on a daily basis and are well known in Clermont County and beyond for our service and efficiency. Q: What qualifications/experience make you the best candidate for this office? Uible: Over the last 23 years I've started, acquired and turned-around a total of 11 companies. My strong business and financial background, automation and management experience, and ability to implement cost-saving strategies makes me qualified to handle the millions of dollars flowing through the clerk's office and manage its staff. Wiedenbein: I bring eight years experience as the current clerk along with common sense and dedication to the position full time. My opponent claims he will save $100,000, (which he will have to change legislation to do). I gave $1 million helping protect jobs and the county's overall financial position.

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bills would not cause any problems for the county. “There are no late fees,” he said. Proud said the paying of county employees would not be affected by the delay. Humphrey said he checked into a Hamilton County hospital Jan. 30 for treatment of cancer. He was undergoing chemotherapy and was scheduled to be released from the hospital Feb. 3.

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Salute to Leaders set for March 13 Take a look around and you will see people who quietly help around the neighborhood, with the organizations your kids are involved in, at church or school. Most of these people don’t want recognition. Honoring these quiet heroes is what the annual Salute to Leaders is all about. Salute to Leaders is a project of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This year’s event is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. The evening begins with a reception with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the presentation of awards. This year’s county winners are: » Civic: Steve Milton » Community Project: Wanda and Tim Ferree, Weavers of Olde Williamsburg » Education: Barbara Hartman » Environmental: Chris Hamm, Global Scrap Management » Parks & Recreation: Jim Dombroski » Health/Healthcare: Mercy Health Physicians - Batavia Lung Specialists

» Human Services: Highway Disciples Motorcycle Ministry » Rural Interests: Marie Holscher » Safety & Justice: Lt. Scott Gaviglia, Union Township Police Department » Humanitarian Award in honor Dr. Richard Zinsmeister: Brent Snook, First Baptist Church of Glen Este » Up ‘N Over Youth Leadership Award: Peter Brandt, Glen Este High School » William H. Over Leadership Award: Ed Bridgeman » Over ‘N Over Award: Darrell Baumann The township honorees are: » Batavia Township: Louis Moore » Franklin Township: Wayne Cossens » Goshen Township: Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association » Jackson Township: Elsie Minnick » Miami Township: Mary Anne Will and Linda Powers » Monroe Township: Michael Davis » Ohio Township: Aileen Whitt » Pierce Township:

George C. Juilfs » Stonelick Township: Mike and Marilyn Fetter » Tate Township: Edmund Glenn Burke » Union Township: Stanley Wilfert » Washington Township: Kent and Brenda Jones » Wayne Township: Paul Ritchey » Williamsburg Township: Williamsburg Emergency Mission » City of Milford: Society of St. Vincent de Paul Tickets for Salute to Leaders are $25 each and can be purchased by calling the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 5765000. Or visit clermontchamber.com, go to Chamber Events and Training on the left side of the page, go to Registration/Calendar, type “Salute” in the search field, click on 2012 Salute to Leaders. Deadline for tickets is March 5. This year’s sponsors are: Park National Bank, Premier Sponsor; Lykins Oil, Gold Sponsor. Silver sponsors are: AMIG; UC Clermont; The Crowell Co.; Siemens; Kamphaus, Henning and Hood, CPA; Union Township; and Total Quality Logistics.

Local Fitness Club Introduces $10,000 Lose Weight Challenge Now that New Year’s has come and gone, the motivation to stick with those resolutions may be fading. This year, the local Snap Fitness is helping members stay on track and lose those unwanted holiday pounds with an 8-week $10,000 Lose Weight, Feel Great Challenge. To help members get started on their path to better results, the club is also offering this limited time joining offer: Free Enrollment. “This can be the most frustrating time of year to reaching your fitness goals,” said Jen Main, Snap Fitness General Manager in Milford. “The initial excitement from New Year’s has worn off, and now the key is finding the motivation to stick with it. We make it easier by offering a nearby club that’s open 24/7 so you can work out on your schedule, and our month-to-month memberships remove a lot of hesitation. Plus, our $10,000 Lose Weight Challenge is free for all Snap Fitness members to participate. Last year the average member lost seven pounds and found the experience to be fun and rewarding.” The competition kicks-off March 1 and runs through April 30. It includes regular, private weigh-ins, tips and live online chats with Chad the Trainer to answer your questions, free online meal planning, and local and national prizes for the biggest losers. Plus, no matter how much you lose, you could win $250 just for participating! For more information or to arrange a tour of the club, call 513-248-0063 or visit snapfitness.com/milford2.

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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS

The Clermont Northeastern Middle School Girl's Club recently toured the National Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center. PROVIDED and her family killed, or to remain in slavery. The tour leader asked the girls probing questions to help them appreciate the hardships of this time. CNE Middle School Girls’

Club was started three years ago to promote respect, friendship and fun among all the girls in grades six through eight. Every month the club hosts a different activity and every girl in the

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Thirty members of the Clermont Northeastern Middle School Girls’ Club toured the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati Jan. 17. The girls earned this special trip by reading a book about this time period in American history and writing a book report on this topic. At the museum, the girls spent more than two hours touring the museum and learning about the hardships slaves endured to gain their freedom. The museum tour included video dramatizations, actual artifacts from the slave experience and replicas of life under slavery. The Girls’ Club members especially enjoyed the talk from a woman who re-enacted the role of a slave trying to decide whether to risk everything to attempt escape and possibly have herself

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school is invited to participate. In the past, the girls have collected donations and stuffed Christmas stockings for the residents of the homeless shelter in Batavia, learned dance steps, attended live performances of “Honk” and “Beauty and the Beast,” made jewelry, toured UC Clermont College, been taught self defense, hosted a fashion show and played miniature golf. The activities are free and sponsored by a grant from Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board. The club’s sponsors are Mrs. Marty Rauen, counselor, Mrs. Donna Hacker, sixth grade teacher, and Mrs. Sherri Newberry, teacher’s aide. Mrs. Karen Amster, CNE librarian, helped the girls select appropriate books to read about the Underground Railroad and accompanied the girls on their field trip.

HONOR ROLLS MEADOWVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2011-2012.

High Honors Benjamin Bayne, Jordan Beck, Matthew Bohlander, Megan Bowman, Ashley Brandon, Aaron Bumgarner, Dylan Burns, Robert Burns, Caleb Cambron, Cole Cambron, Eli Campbell, Lauren Chrislip, Haley Colegate, Mason Craft, Jared Dettmer, Bryce Dugan, Brandon Edwards, Michael Ellis, Hailie Erisman, Tony Facciolo, Kamden Fearing, Kaitlyn Geis, Daniel Glad, Jenna Hansen, William Hayes, Anya Herrala, Michael Hogan, Zane Kaldmo, Emma Kaltenbach, Michael Kilmore, Kaiya Kirkland, Chelsea Luciano, Jessica Lynch, Kaitlynn Morse, Marissa Newman, Maggie Ohmer, Willow Parker, Trini Perez, Hannah Periman, Seth Perkins, Megan Pierce, Madison Reckman, Liza Reid, Gregory Roberts, Mallory Rogers, Collin Rogus, Lauren Rogus, Breana Severns, Caitlyn Singerman, Jordyn Stemmerding, Dylan Stewart, Ellen Victory, Austin Vo, Martin Vo, Erica Voth, Nate Waple, Camden Wilking and Kyle Young.

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The big M: Students at Meadowview Elementary School in the Milford school district form a large "M" in the school's parking lot as part of a walkathon fund-raiser. More than $20,000 was raised for the school.

Natalie Allen, Lukas Amicon, Noah Baker, Max Barcomb, A.J. Barger, Emma Beck, Austin Block, Trinity Botkin, Morgan Brandon, Christy Brichant, Adia Brooks, Jimi Browning, Matthew Broxterman, Casey Broxterman, McKeon Buchanan, Timothy Buchanan, Jacen Carder, Cassidy Carlson, Nicholas Chamberlin, Grace Corey, Hannah Cox, Isabelle Dadosky, Linneah Deighton, Christian Ditullio, Elizabeth Dixon, Jacob Donovan, Rachel Downey, Sarah Eaton, Daniel Eaton, Emily Fischer, Madison Fraunfelter, Kyle Gallivan, Brooklyn George, Skyler Gerard, Shawn Gordon, Mirysha Gvozdanovic, Makennah Gvozdanovic, Danovan Gvozdanovic, Hailey Hamann, Isaiah Hickman, Sydney Hogan, Vashti Hudson, Jaden Johnson, Ethan Jones, Zachary Jones, Alex Kessen, Madison Lambdin, Marco Landaverde, Kate Lane, William Lickert, Kellen Lowe, Michael Lutson, Hannah Lykins, Allison Lynch, Sarah Maimone, Haley Maness, Christopher Marco, Zachary Mash, Brianna McErlane, Curtis Mearkle, Abigal Menchhofer, Sidney Moore, Emily Mullen, Leizbel Perdomo, Matthew Powell, Brenden Ramey, Jacob Remm, Aaron Roesch, Sam Roth, Sam Roth, Ashley Sallee, Chardaia Sanders, Sam Saunders, Zach Saunders, Jessica Schutte, Vaughn Schutzman, Aaron Sexton, Trey Smith, Tre Spillman, Abigail Stropes, Jacob Sullivan, Kaitlyn Taylor, Allison Taylor, Scott Uphus, Laurie Walker, Austin Wasmund, Wyatt Watkins, Rachel Welty, Trevor Wilking, Nicholas Wright and Nathaniel Wullenweber.

COLLEGE NOTES PROVOST LIST

» Austin Bever, exercise science, Provost's List, Milford High School, Lipscomb University. » Jamie Good, exercise science, Provost's List, Milford High School, Lipscomb University. » Tyler Lallathin, communication, honor roll, Glen Este High School, Lipscomb University. » Wynton Overcast, biology, Provost's List, Glen Este High School, Lipscomb University.

Principal on the roof: Rob Dunn, principal of Meadowview Elementary School in the Milford school district, camped out on the school's roof to help promote a walkathon. The walkathon raised more than $20,000 for the school.

AWARD Arrival by air: Students at Meadowview Elementary in the Milford school district watch as Principal Rob Dunn arrives by helicopter as part of the school's walkathon fund-raiser. More than $20,000 was raised for the school.

Milford student wins River Sweep T-shirt contest The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) announced the winners of the 18th annual River Sweep Poster Contest. The T-shirt design winner is Rhiannon Perkins of Milford. Perkins is a sixth-grade student at Mulberry Elementary School. She

will receive a $500 prize and her poster design will be used as the Tshirt design for all River Sweep shirts. Each person participating in the River Sweep receives a free T-shirt. “There were 2,000 entries in the poster contest,” said Jeanne Ison, project director. “We want

the students to know we thought the artwork submitted was excellent. It was a very difficult task for the judges.” The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is an interstate agency established in 1948 to control and abate water pollution in the Ohio River Valley. Member

states include Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. The federal government is also represented. The 2012 River Sweep will be Saturday, June 16. If interested in more information about the Sweep, contact Ison at (513) 231-7719 or 1-800-359-3977.

» Milford resident Logan E. Chaffin is the recipient of a $6,000 Wilmington College Academic Achievement Award. Chaffin, the son of Mark and Amy Chaffin, will graduate this year from Milford High School. His main activities and honors include athletic leadership council, first team all conference in track, four-year varsity track and a member of postponing sexual involvement group.

DEAN’S LIST

» Jourdan Ashley Gabbard, a sophomore from New Richmond, has been named to Campbellsville University's Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester.


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MILFORD — On Feb. 3, the Milford Athletic Hall of Fame grew by four. The Eagles Hall of Fame committee selected Don Andriot, Jim Terrell, Joe Peschke and Dave Niemeyer as the Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Andriot - class of 1977 earned eight varsity letters in three sports. He was named to the All-Eastern Hills League as a receiver in 1976. That same season, he was named SecondTeam All-City as he was first in the city in yards-per-catch and third in receiving yards. His senior he was the starting tight end for the Enquirer East-West All-Star game. On the track, Andriot set school records in the 120-yard high hurdles, 880-yard relay, the mile relay and shuttle hurdles. He was named track team Most Valuable Player in 1976 and 1977 while being named a team captain in the 1977 season. As a member of the class of 1983, Terrell has a laundry list of accomplishments beyond the high-school level. The three-time varsity letterman was a four-time Olympian in 1980, ’84, ’88 and ’92 as a canoeist, including a two-time semifinalist. He is a 17-time national champion, has competed eight times in the World Championships and is a nine-time medalist in the Pan-American Games. In 1993 and ’94, Terrell was voted in the Top 100 most influential people of Newport Beach in Costa Mesa, Calif. Peschke earned four varsity letters in football and basketball as an Eagle. As a senior in 1991, he was named All-Greater Miami Conference First-Team in football and honorable mention in basketball, as well as being an Enquirer All-City honorable mention. He finished his career fifth in scoring with 728 points and sixth in rebounds with 497. Peschke attended the University of Memphis on a football scholarship and graduated with honors in 1995. That same year he was voted a team captain for the Tigers. He was awarded the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame post-graduate academic scholarship and earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. Dave Niemeyer is what some would call a coach of all trades. In his 30 years as head Eagle, Niemeyer coached cross-country, track, wrestling and basketball. He led the Eagles to four cross-country league championships, 11 consecutive regional appearances and three state appearances, including a third-place finish in 1987. On the individual level, he coached eight regional qualifiers and nine state qualifiers, including four top-five finishers. The inductees were honored in the Fley Center Gymnasium before the Glen Este/Milford boys basketball game, in which Milford won 56-52. They will receive a plaque with their accomplishments from the Milford Athletic Boosters Club, a lifetime pass to all athletic department events and will have a replica plaque placed in the Milford Athletic Hall of Fame in the Fley Center lobby at Milford High School.

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Clermont Northeastern guard Alex Gilkerson dishes the ball out to the wing in the Rockets’ 61-54 victory over New Richmond. The Rockets are 7-7 after starting the season 0-4 under first-year coach Jason Iles. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

OWENSVILLE — In his first year at the helm, Clermont Northeastern boys coach Jason Iles has his team playing its best basketball as his team enters the fourth quarter of the season. After losing four straight to open the season, the Rockets find themselves winning four of their last five (coming off a four-game win streak) and sitting at 7-8 on the season, in fourth-place in the American division of the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference at 3-4. “We started off slow,” Iles said. “But all of a sudden since Christmas break we are 6-2 and trying to hunt down New Richmond for second-place.” So what is the difference ? Even though Iles was the junior varsity coach before he took over at the varsity level, the first four games of the season were the adjustment period. “We made some adjustments with the offense,” he said. “We looked at some film and made adjustments as a team. But the biggest difference beyond the film and adjustments is the senior leadership. (The seniors) have really stepped up the last four games and took a hold of the team.” When the Rockets started the win streak, Iles started all five

seniors and did it for three of the four games on the streak. Two of those seniors are Alex Gilkerson and Lucas Wolfe. The two seniors are the team’s top two leading scorers averaging a combined 21.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. “(Alex) is probably one of the best players in the conference,” Iles said. “He comes every day, pushes us and gets us better. The past four games he has really come on strong and he’s been a consistent factor for us all year.” While Gilkerson may lead the team in scoring, coach Iles believes Wolfe may be the toughest player on his team to defend. “He’s very, very tough to guard,” the coach said. “He is a 6foot-3-inch guard, so he can also play in the post. Teams struggle to guard him because he can step out and shoot or we can put him in the post. He is one of those athletes everyone loves to have.” The Rockets have positioned themselves for a run come postseason time. After a win over New Richmond and a loss to Western Brown Feb. 3, the Rockets sit four games out of the division but are playing their best ball at the right time. “We have to continue our defensive intensity and be ready to play,” Iles said. “That is the biggest thing I’ve stressed since I’ve been here. We have to continue to compete..”

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Boys basketball

» Milford was crushed by Turpin Jan. 31, 54-32. Junior Josiah Greve led the Eagles with eight points.

Girls basketball

Clermont Northeastern’s Kylie Sumner, second from left, signs her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Indiana State with her coach Misty Goetz (left) and her mother (second from right) and father (right) Tracey and Jim Sumner by her side. THANKS TO JASON TACKETT

Try out for Cincy Swish girls basketball Six years ago, John Weilbacher realized that a girl looking to play club basketball on the east side of Cincinnati had few options. So, John found interested players and created a fourthgrade team for his daughter under the name Cincy Swish. John eventually added other age group teams as his daughter grew and the club gathered momentum. As of this spring, Cincy Swish expects to have 15 teams of girls from third through 11th grade. John and the Swish family have continued to improve and refine the club as it has grown. The club will offer “A” and “B” teams. The “A” teams will play an AAU tournament schedule with the 8th 11th grade teams playing in

several “exposure” tournaments attended by college coaches. The “B” teams will play a weekly league game in Cincinnati and compete in two local tournaments. All “A” teams will be coached and trained by paid, non-parent coaches that have experience coaching at the high school level or numerous years coaching club teams. In addition, several of the coaches played at the college level. Because of the club’s focus on skill development, thirdthrough seventh-grade spring training will include weekly “Skills and Drills” sessions consisting of dribbling, passing and shooting drills.

For the eighth though 11th grade teams, the club will offer speed and agility training intended to improve quickness while helping to prevent injuries. “I am really proud of our teams and how well the girls have developed their basketball skills. Playing club basketball really elevates their confidence while giving them exposure to strong competitors,” Weilbacher said. This spring, Swish will again be the least expensive AAU club in the area. Tryouts will be in mid-February for the younger grades and finishing in early March for high school teams. Visit www.cincyswishbasketball.com, or e-mail any questions to cincyswish@gmail.com.

» Milford was edged out by Glen Este 50-46, Jan. 28. Senior Morgan Wolcott led the Lady Eagles with 18 points. Milford knocked off Anderson 46-38, Feb. 1. Senior Morgan Wolcott recorded her 1,000th point of her career in the fourth quarter. She also led the Lady Eagles with 13 points. » Goshen lost to Western Brown Jan. 28, 73-30. Senior Allie Jeandrevin led the Lady Warriors with 10 points. Goshen topped Clermont Northeastern 40-30, Feb. 2. Senior Kelsi Steele led Goshen with 10 points while junior Jessica Kirby led the Rockets with seven points.

Boys swimming

» Milford placed third in the East division at the FAVC meet with 246 points Jan. 28. Eagles senior Beau Robinson was named FAVC East Co-Swimmer of the Year.

Girls swimming

» Milford finished fourth in the East division at the FAVC championships with 178 points, Jan. 28.

Wrestling

» Milford placed 12th with 50 points as the host team at the Milford Invitational.

Boys bowling

» Milford knocked off Goshen and Little Miami Feb. 1.

Girls bowling

» Milford edged out Goshen while crushing Little Miami in a tri-match Feb. 1.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Seems backwards

Two stories in the Jan. 25 Milford-Miami Advertiser caught my attention: “Milford to purchase iPads for city council members” and “Students can bring own devices.” Seems backwards to me, as a city and school taxpayer. Shouldn’t it be: “Milford to purchase iPads for students” and “City council members can bring their own devices.” Cathy Barney Milford

Faris has vision

It's a new year and it's time for a new vision for Clermont County. Vince Faris is the candidate with that vision. He is running for Clermont County prosecutor in the March 6 primary. Along with his 30-plus years of experience, Vince has a solid foundation rooted in liberty and freedom. It is time to vote out the establishment and make way for fresh principled candidates. Learn more about Vince Faris at www.ElectFaris2012.com. Get educated, get engaged, and vote for Vince Faris. Jane Brandt Batavia

Full-time effort

Don White was a “part-time” prosecutor when my daughter was murdered in October 1994. He was a “part-time” prosecutor when he refused to accept the conclusion of the coroner that the cause of her death was undetermined, a “part-time” prosecutor when my daughter’s body was exhumed in 1995 and a second autopsy determined she was the victim of a homicide, and a “parttime” prosecutor when Donald Mills was convicted of murdering my daughter and sentenced to 15 to life in 1996. Throughout two difficult years, the “part-time” prosecutor Don White was available to me and my family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. My daughter’s murder was a traumatic event for my entire family. Our lives will never be the same. But I cannot imagine how we would have survived had Don White not taken a “full-time” interest in our plight. It would be a great misfortune to Clermont County if voters were misled to believe that Don White’s “part-time” status represented anything other than a fulltime effort. I am grateful that Mr. White was, and is, our prosecutor. I look forward to his service in years to come. Patricia Brannum Amelia

I want Wiedenbein

Starting with this election I know of one candidate who needs to be re-elected, that is Barb Wiedenbein, the Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas. Her name is very well known in Clermont County because of the great dedication she gives to her job, as clerk of courts. Barb gives love, time and charity to Clermont County because she cares about her community. Knowing Barb on a personal level, I know what kind of person she is. She has a passion for the prosperity of Clermont County and love for the people of the county. Barb has great morals and values and stands for what she believes in for Clermont County. She has great intelligence and respect and admiration for people. That is who I want for clerk of courts and that who is Barb Wiedenbein.

Kristi Fisher Batavia

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Wiedenbein is dedicated

This is the first time I have chosen to write to the paper to publicly support a local candidate. I am doing so because I strongly believe in the dedication that Barb Wiedenbein has brought as our Clermont County common pleas clerk of courts. Barb has been in her current position for I believe seven years. I trust in her devotion to protecting jobs in Clermont County and what her position promises in providing prompt, accurate and courteous service to the public and court system. I understand that Barb is extremely dedicated to this position, not only by being at work on a daily basis, but also by attending local conferences to keep up to date on the latest advancements as well as representing the county well as she attends fundraisers and events around the county. She is an outstanding representation of a local elected official. She has my vote on March 6 and she deserves yours as well. Linda Johansen Felicity

Be aware of TIFs

I applaud the Community Journal for their recent coverage of TIFs in the local townships. Previously TIFs were rarely covered and I believe it is important that everyone become aware of them and understand them. There is an important detail on TIFs that I would like to point out. The township officials quoted in the recent articles describe the TIFs as “earning” dollars towards certain projects. TIFs do not “earn” money. This description could lead one to believe that the existence of TIFs will provide funding for projects by some means other than taking it or diverting it from other tax funded agencies. A TIF “diverts” the property tax revenue from a property’s improved value (within a TIF district) towards a special project away from such local agencies as Senior Services, Board of Developmental Disabilities and police and fire safety services that would have otherwise received these funds through property taxes. So the next time you vote on a levy to possibly raise your taxes for any one of these other services you’ll have to ask would this levy had been required if the agency had not had some of its funding “diverted” to another project through at TIF. Stuart Kennedy Union Township

Support Don White

Speaking as a lifelong Clermont County resident, with the added perspective of a township trustee, I wholeheartedly support re-electing Don White Clermont County prosecutor. I've known and respected Don for more than 30 years and have seen that he has firm knowledge of the law, the highest ethics, and - most important - that he has the courage of his convictions. Over the years, our township has sought legal advice on topics ranging from real estate and zoning to contracts and personnel matters. The attorneys whom Prosecutor Don White has assembled and managed in his civil division, with their wealth of experience in day-to-day workings of local government, have been

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uniformly knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. I know from talking with trustees in other townships that they, too, rely upon the legal advice of Don White's civil staff. Since good legal counsel is essential to good government, the citizens - as well as the townships - of Clermont County need Don White to continue as prosecutor. Christopher Knoop Pierce Township

Obama decision failing

Mr. President: I am writing to inform you that although you may believe you are the most powerful person in the world, you are smaller than an atom in comparison to the most powerful in the universe ...God. Your decision last week to enforce employers including, Catholic employers, to offer health care coverage that includes sterilization, abortion inducing drugs and contraception is already failing. I am certain your agenda in doing so was to divide the Catholic Church. But, as you can see, that is not happening. Read any newspaper, both conservative and liberal, and you find out quickly this decision has unified the Church. And not only is this unifying our Church, but purifying it as well. You see, Mr. President, God is so powerful, He can take any evil one does and make good come from it. With this decision you made, God has reminded the Catholic Church that He is ultimately and always in control. So try as you may to destroy the Catholic Church, you are incapable of doing it. The Catholic Church will never cease to exist. Nor, will we ever pay one penny to support the destruction of life. JoAnne Lacey Milford

Elect Faris

Vince Faris is a man I have known for 25 years. I first met Vince when I was the Clermont County YMCA physical director. He was instrumental in helping me with the Youth Basketball League. Subsequently, Vince and I have worked together in the court system and he has shown to be an excellent lawyer and even a finer man. Vince has the respect of all in the legal system and he is the endorsed candidate of the Republican Party and the Fraternal Order of Police. That shows the amount of confidence and support those in the court system have for Vince. It is easy for someone to write a letter to promote and gloat about the finer points of a friend. We can all do that. The facts about Vince show that he will be an excellent prosecutor. I do not write this letter solely based on my friendship with Vince. I write it because of the respect I observe from those in the court sys-

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tem have towards Vince and the professionalism with which Vince conducts himself. Vince Faris is the endorsed and excellent choice. Patrick D. McCracken Miami Township

Faris is successful

Vince Faris and I have been personal friends and professional colleagues for nearly 30 years. As a private practice attorney, he has been universally respected and admired for his legal skills, his honesty, his integrity and for maintaining the highest ethical standards. Vince’s pledge to give up a very successful private practice to devote his full time and attention to being our county prosecutor is an indication of his desire, dedication and determination to make the job of representing the interests of the entire county his first and only priority. There is no question in my mind that he is eminently qualified for the job. He served as an assistant Clermont County prosecuting attorney for seven years during which time he prosecuted the entire range of serious felony offenses including murder, rape, child sex abuse and drug trafficking. Growing up I was taught that one of the best things that could ever be said about a person was that their word was their bond. Vince’s word is his bond and he is deserving of our vote for county prosecutor. Mike Minniear Milford

Friend of business

Joe Uecker has provided outstanding leadership during the past eight years as state representative of the 66th Ohio House District. Notably, Joe has been a strong advocate on behalf of the businesses community. Joe has focused on job creation, and on keeping government from getting in the way of businesses with undue regulations. Joe is now running for the state senate to represent the 14th District. Joe’s experience as a state representative and as a previous small business owner makes him well qualified to represent businesses in all counties of the 14th District. I ask you to join me in voting for Joe Uecker on March 6. Ed Nurre, President/CEO Nurre Funeral Homes Amelia

Vote Wiedenbein

I am not sure about you, but I have become increasingly tired of politicians and their promises and “talk.” The political “game” has become tiring, but in Clermont County we have and outstanding, common sense elected official that does not make false promises or tell you what you

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want to hear to get elected. She simply does her job and does it well. I have know Barb Wiedenbein for many years, she has lived in this county since she was a child and has served as your common pleas clerk of courts for seven years. Barb’s common sense approach is something you do not often find. When the county’s title office needed ATM machines installed she got the job done. When she discovered the postage service they were using was wasting money, she changed systems saving the county thousands. When she extensively researched e-filing (paperless) and discovered the initial phase of this project alone would cost over $850,000, she chose to hold off until the county’s financial position stabilized and gave the county $1 million over three years to help the county employees. I encourage you to vote common sense on March 6. Vote Wiedenbein. Ruth Salonus Union Township

Uecker understands

Joe Uecker’s experience as a Miami Township trustee in Clermont County and his years of service as administrator of the county engineer’s office provided an excellent background and understanding of the issues that local governments face each day. During his tenure as state representative for the 66th House District, Joe has put this experience to work on behalf of local government, advocating for townships to set speed limits on township roads, and allowing townships to use funds to repair roads and bridges, and Joe has supported other initiatives to support and protect the rights of local governments. Joe is now running to serve as our senator in Ohio’s 14th Senate District. With his years of experience in the state house, Joe is well equipped and prepared to serve. Experience counts. Please join me in voting for Joe Uecker on March 6. Jim Sauls Batavia Township Trustee

Support Wiedenbein

I would like to tell you about a person I know very well. Her name is Barb Wiedenbein. She is our Common Pleas Clerk of Courts. Barb has held this position for eight years and has done an excellent job. I know her to be a honest and caring person. She loves this county that she lives in, and wants to do everything she can to make it a great place to live. She volunteers on many boards and committees in Clermont County who need her help. Her mission in life has always been to help the community and serve the people. That is what she has been doing for years. I am very proud to call her my friend. The primary election is on March 6, 2012. Barb is asking to be re-elected to the position of Common Pleas Clerk of Courts. There is no one more qualified or respected in this county for that position more than Barb Wiedenbein. That is why I am voting for her on March 6. Debbie Siegroth Union Township

Elect Uible

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for the office of clerk of courts in Clermont County. David Uible not only comes from New Richmond, where we have had other effective public servants such as Rose Vesper and Tom Niehaus, but David also has valuable chief executive experience from running his own turn-around investment company, Uible Management Group, for over 22 years. David has made strategic investments, created and retained over 100 jobs, and contributed to the wealth and prosperity of this community. Isn't this the kind of talented individual we need who is willing to serve his county and bring professionalism and ethics back to the office of clerk of courts? We need someone who understands strategic planning, effective management, and automation where it is needed. We need these kinds of good solid business fundamentals for our public sector positions in order to gain efficiencies, provide better customer service, and save taxpayers precious resources. I can't imagine a better public servant than David Uible for the clerk of courts and I highly recommend voting for him on March 6. John Steele, Jr. New Richmond

Support Uible

Please support David Uible for Clermont County clerk of courts on March 6. David brings an abundance of corporate and business experience to the position. David Uible's candidacy represents an opportunity to bring fresh ideas, a new approach and insert a successful businessman's perspective into public office, emphasizing cost-effective use of technology in order to achieve greater efficiencies and benefits for all taxpayers. I believe that having a successful individual from the business community agree to step into the public sector arena and serve in this capacity is a real plus for our community and should be encouraged and supported. Please vote for David Uible for Clermont County clerk of courts on Tuesday, March 6.

County citizens. Vince has practiced law in this county since 1981, serving as assistant prosecuting attorney from 1981-1987. He successfully prosecuted scores of serious felony cases. Since 1987, Vince has maintained a multifaceted practice, expanding his knowledge and experience that will serve this county well as our next prosecutor. He has earned his reputation for adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards in all aspects of his career. Please join me in electing Vince Faris as our next prosecutor. J. Robert True Union Township

Endorse Faris

It is a pleasure to give my wholehearted endorsement of Vincent Faris for the office of Clermont County prosecuting attorney and to recommend him for consideration in the upcoming primary election. I have observed Vince Faris as a fellow practicing attorney in this community for over 20 years. During the years he and I worked together in the firm of Walker, Bradford & Hill, my interaction with Vince gave me insight into his knowledge of the law, the diligence and effectiveness with which he advocated for his clients, and his love for his chosen profession. It is important to him that he is also defined as a devoted family man. In short, Vince is a good man, a fine lawyer, and he will bring the qualities of integrity and honesty to the office of prosecuting attorney. Speaking as a senior member of the legal community, it is time for a change in the office of prosecuting attorney. Please vote for Vincent Faris on March 6, 2012 - he will make an outstanding prosecutor. Lawrence Walker Batavia

People ask me all the time why I am so passionate about Milford’s Relay for Life. My answer is simple and very close to my heart. It’s been 17 months since the ending of my dad’s journey here on Earth and the start of his new one beyond. For me, it feels like yesterday and the images of our last moments together remain etched in my heart. I have taken comfort in knowing that he is now out of pain and suffering and is watching from beyond gently guiding me on the things that I need to do now. And what I need to do now is fight for those who are fighting this awful disease. I can’t help Dad now but I can help those who are still fighting cancer. So, in loving memory of the most wonderful man, Ron Hoffman, I have ever known, I join hundreds of others in participating in

the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Milford. I ask you to Wendy Caton join me in COMMUNITY PRESS rememGUEST COLUMNIST bering all our loved ones who have lost the battle to cancer and supporting those who are still fighting this awful disease by participating in this year’s Relay for Life at Milford High School June 2. Relay For Life is a unique way to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The relay is an all-night event. Each team will keep at least one team member on the track throughout the night. Some will walk in the afternoon. Some will walk in the evening. And yes, some will even walk the

“zombie” shift (the wee hours of the morning). Participants and visitors will have a chance to celebrate the victory of cancer survivors during the Survivors Lap and remember those we have lost to the disease during the luminaria ceremony. It is such a moving experience to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. We have all been profoundly affected by cancer, and I will fight back in my Dad’s honor. Relay For Life of Milford will officially get underway as participants gather at the Miami Township Civic Center Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. for a kick-off rally to launch the fund-raising efforts for the year. The meeting will feature an inspirational speaker, team sign-ups and general event information. All

are welcome to attend previous team captains, new potential teams, participants, survivors, caregivers and sponsors. Although the Relay For Life of Milford is more than three months away, now is the time to get involved. Residents are invited to attend the kick-off celebration to learn more about the upcoming Relay For Life and how they can become part of an exciting over-night event that will pave the way to a world with less cancer and more birthdays. You can start or join a team by following the links at the Relay event at www.relayforlife.org. For more information on how you can get involved or about the kickoff event, contact Abbey Sullivan at (888) 227-6446, ext. 4203 or email Abbey.Sullivan@cancer.org.

Wendy Caton is a resident of Miami Township.

Adkins will not be career politician My name is Tony Adkins and I have lived in Union Township for the past 10 years. I am married with four children and one grandchild. I grew up in Cincinnati and attended Purcell Marian High School. At Purcell Marian, I was a captain on the 1986 state champion football team. I went on to attend Georgetown College in Kentucky and played football on two NAIA national playoff teams. I left Georgetown due to knee problems and went on to finish my degree at Northern Kentucky University. I have spent the majority of my professional career in sales and marketing. My early career consisted of selling fasteners and electronic hardware to Original Equipment Manufacturers. For 10 years after that I worked for two pharmaceutical companies. I was downsized from the pharmaceutical industry

and I currently work for a wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment, Tony Adkins COMMUNITY PRESS parts and supplies. GUEST COLUMNIST I have petitioned to have my name on the primary ballot for state senate District 14. This seat is open due to term limits. Tom Niehaus has spent 16 years in the Ohio legislature. When I opened the Sunday Cincinnati Enquirer Dec. 11, I was pleasantly surprised to see the article, “Staying On And On,” which I thought was going to point out that our state is inundated will lawmakers that jump from one political job to the next. It turns out the article is in favor of getting rid of term limits and shutting out the people

who are not heavily entrenched in party politics. The article points out that the lawmakers of Ohio jump from one political job to another then become lobbyists and then jump back into politics and the Enquirer believes that somehow this is a positive thing. Isn’t 16 years in the Ohio General Assembly enough time for these people to get something accomplished? I believe it is nothing more than political welfare. I am motivated to run for state senate because Republican Tom Niehaus helped pass State Senate Bill 210 which tried to require Ohio Schools to mandate body mass index (BMI) screening so they could police the school cafeterias and gym classes. Aren’t Republicans supposed to be for smaller, less intrusive government? I do not believe that state government should be involved

with issues that are personal to the families of the state of Ohio. It has come to my attention that this bill has been quietly rescinded due to push back from the public. I believe in smaller government, lower taxes and personal responsibility. I will do everything in my power to make sure Ohio is making itself attractive to business to help stimulate job growth. Not only are these the principles that I believe in they are the principles that I will vote for. I will not make a career out of politics rather serve Ohio and move back to the private sector as the founders of our country intended. I ask for your vote March 6. Thank you.

Tony Adkins is seeking the Republican nomination in the March 6 primary for Ohio State Senate District 14, which includes all of Clermont County.

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Please join me in supporting Vince Faris’ campaign to become the next Clermont County prosecuting attorney. Vince has pledged to serve as a full-time prosecutor representing only Clermont County citizens. I am convinced that our county needs and deserves a prosecutor whose only interest will be the citizens of this county. I have practiced law in this county since 1964, serving as county treasurer since 1988. I have witnessed tremendous growth in our county. Unprecedented legal demands have been placed upon public office holders and criminal justice system workers. Meeting the demands of this growth requires a prosecutor who will devote all of his time and energy protecting the interests of Clermont

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Uible qualified for clerk of courts Why did you get into the buffalo business? This a question I get asked the most and for good reason. These majestic creatures weight up to 2 tons, run up to 30 mph, jump over 6-foot fences and both sexes have horns. Buffalo are as native to North America as any other species and were close to extinction in the late 1890s. Today, there are over 500,000 and they are no longer in danger. On the family farm, we breed buffalo for meat, which is low in fat, high in iron, and more nutritionally dense than beef (www.VistaGrandRanch.com). We began raising buffalo after buying our farm in New Richmond in 1994 because the property had better grazing than crop land. I was also traveling a lot at the time and the buffalo were able to take care of themselves when I was

gone. Our daughter Emma was born three years later and was a “farm kid” right from the start. She has David Uible raised rabbits, COMMUNITY PRESS chickens, turGUEST COLUMNIST keys, goats and hogs for 4-H over the years and began driving the hay wagon at 11 and the riding mower at 12. My wife Cindy is a 4-H advisor and is now a board member on the Clermont County Farm Bureau. The lifestyle benefits which come from living on a farm in the country are priceless and I’d recommend it to anyone. Since moving permanently to Clermont County, I have served as a director at one of our community banks, elected

to a university advisory board, appointed to the county planning and zoning committee, and served on a state committee to disperse grants to companies that create jobs in Clermont County. My commitment to the county runs deep and I have a lot to offer with my education and experience. On March 6, I will be on the Republican primary ballot as I run for the clerk of courts. The clerk of court of common pleas office may seem inconsequential to some, but it is vitally important to the county for the following reasons: • Statewide, the clerk’s office collects over $800,000,000 per year in auto and watercraft sales tax and it is distributed as a significant revenue source for all the counties in Ohio. • Millions of dollars more are collected in court costs, fines and forfeitures.

• The clerk’s office is responsible for managing all the county’s court records. • The clerk of court of common pleas office has 30 employees to carry out these responsibilities. Raising buffalo has been challenging as has been turning around the multiple companies that I have saved from bankruptcy over the last 23 years. The extensive work that needs to be done in the clerk’s office is one more challenge that I am ready, willing and qualified to take on. Please consider voting for me in the clerk of court race on March 6. You can learn more about my business background, family life and education by visiting www.DavidUible.com. Thank you for your support.

David Uible is a candidate for Clermont County Clerk of Common Pleas Court.

Needed: Poll workers for primary

Here’s a short quiz: 1. How many precinct election officials does Clermont County need to man the polls at each primary and general election? a. 35 b. 435 c. 800 d. 2,000 2. How much do election officials get paid for working at an election? a. $50 b. $130 c. Minimum wage. d. Nothing. It’s a volunteer job. It’s the beginning of the 2012 presidential election year, and we at the board of elections are looking for civic-minded citizens who want to serve their community. The answers to the quiz. Question 1: C, 800 officials. Question 2: B, $130. Clermont County needs 800 precinct election officials, 400

Democrats and 400 Republicans. The precinct officials manage the election process at the polls election day and watch Judy Miller COMMUNITY PRESS to keep the voting honest GUEST COLUMNIST and help voters understand the process. We are inviting voters to take an active part in the election process by becoming precinct election officials. With people’s busy lives it makes it more difficult to find persons willing and able to fill these positions. As director of the Clermont County Board of Elections, it’s my job to make sure that we conduct fair, honest and transparent elections. We have an excellent office staff, with equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats, but we need

your help with the big job Election Day. One way we protect the democratic process is by recruiting and training precinct election officials to manage the polls Election Day. Many people do not want to get involved in “politics,” but this is a way to do your civic duty without getting involved in the “politics.” Let me give you four reasons to sign up to be a precinct election official: 1. It takes only a small amount of your time and gives you an opportunity to play a vital role in your government. 2. You can provide a necessary service for your community while having fun at the same time. 3. It is an opportunity to meet new people in your community. 4. You get paid $130. You may know someone who has been a poll worker before. If so, chances are they will tell

you it’s fun and easy. And, if you have been an election official yourself, now is a good time to invite a friend or coworker. What are the qualifications, and how do you sign up? You must be at least 18 years old, registered to vote in Clermont County and free of any felony convictions - and you should enjoy working with other people. All you have to do is call the Clermont County Board of Elections at 732-7275 or email us at Elections@ClermontCountyOhio.gov. We’ll schedule you for one of our February training classes at Eastgate Holiday Inn & Suites, and you will be able to work the primary election Tuesday, March 6. We hope to hear from you within the next few days so we can get you signed up.

Judy Miller is the director of the Clermont County Board of Elections

CH@TROOM Feb. 1 question Should the Ohio General Assembly revoke the law that allows public employees to retire and then be rehired in their former job, a controversial practice known as “double-dipping”?

“It is not just public employees who can double dip. But most private company employees do not have the opportunity to retire in 20 years. Many public employees have that 20 year retirement window and often with very favorable packages. But that was their choice to go into that line of work so it is fair. I would prefer the retirement tenure for FULL retirement were longer than 20 years or instead a 401K like most private companies are NOW. The Double dipping keeps someone else from taking that job opportunity. I am sure we all wish we could double dip too however. Go Figure!” T.D.T.

Jan. 25 question Would you support government-subsidized public housing in your neighborhood ?

“No, I would not support government subsidized housing in my community. Because its not fair to the people who have already lost their homes to foreclosure. The area that I live in was hit the hardest with people losing their homes. Now these homes just set empty, with grass growing up to the windows. All the time and money that was put in these homes is gone so fast. Home ownership is a thing of the past.” F.B.

NEXT QUESTION Should Ohio legislators approve a proposed law making it illegal for drivers to stay in a highway’s left-hand lane unless exiting or passing another vehicle? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to clermontcommunitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

"An emphatic no to your question! My grandfather and father did not work in the private investing and real estate markets for 80 years so that our families could be subjected to the possibility of public housing in Indian Hill. “Typically, public housing is highly subsidized, another strain on public taxes. With our supposedly 'top notch' public school system and the money to maintain our current police and fire departments, without having to share them with adjacent communities, we already subsidize enough. “Also, public housing has been shown to bring in families with only one parent, children who are often transient between multiple house holds, low level street drugs, high incidents of alcoholism of increases in crime. With no sense of real ownership and typically a low motivational work ethic the properties often fall into disrepair and become an eye sore in the community. “Indian Hill should never be considered a destination for any form of subsidized housing. Their are enough surrounding communities such as Kenwood, Madeira or Mariemont that have sufficient access to public trans-

portation, and the types of demographics that could absorb public housing without having the Village of Indian Hill exposed to a subsidized program that would cause a significant decline in the reputation and quality of life for its residents!” I.P. “I wouldn't support government subsidized housing in any neighborhood. There is a Section 8 house across the street from my daughter's house and it is a poorly maintained disaster zone. There have been three or four different "families" living there in the last three years, none of them have contributed a single thing to the betterment of the neighborhood. The grass is rarely cut and the house is in constant disrepair. This is just another federal entitlement run amok.” R.W.J. “Absolutely not. From what I've seen, government run housing is a disaster, not only for the community, but for those living there.” J.K. “When we speak of ‘government-subsidized housing’ just what do we mean? First of all, government is ‘we the people.’ Assuming we the people have decided to provide housing for certain qualified persons, just what does that mean? Are we going to build or otherwise provide apartments buildings and/or houses? How many? Will the residents be taxpayers who will support our school system or will they be indigent and a burden on the schools? Will this housing mean the residents will always be indigent people and a perpetual a bur-

den on our neighborhood? “I chose to live in my neighborhood based upon several factors the community had to offer. To create a significant type of housing foreign to the community I chose will change it to the point I may no longer want to live here. I paid my way for 41 years and am now on a fixed pension. I cannot afford to pay someone else's share on top of my own.” R.V. “No. Because it is human nature that when you get something for nothing, or next to nothing, you don't take care of it.” L.A.D. “I ain’t touching that with a 10foot pole.” D.D. “We already have government-subsidized housing in our neighborhood, and frankly, I don't think it's a good idea. It does not teach the occupants to be selfreliant. I wish there was a better way, perhaps a requirement that the people who live in those houses should do something in return, unless they are truly unable.” Bill B. “Definitely yes. The main problems associated with subsidized housing currently is that it is so concentrated in just a few areas. It needs to be more evenly distributed among all the various communities. It is the responsibility of all, not just the few. Also in a basically bedroom neighborhood like most of Anderson there is not a whole lot of stock that would be available so the fear of being overrun is a moot point." J.Z.

Goshen police need financial help now Today, I am embarrassed to be a voter/resident of Goshen Township. I pride myself in being informed on issues and respect the privilege of voting and to make decisions based on facts. Recently, I asked for a meeting with Police Chief Ray Snyder to see the cost of the previous couple of years. This fact finding mission left me embarrassed that we ask so much of our officers and give them nothing to work with financially. We all know that without a levy, a police department is left with a percentage of property taxes collected to be used for safety services. Somehow, I wondered if we were in the situation of “stealing from Peter to pay Paul.” We are indeed. Residents expect the same services if not better. Due to the economy, there are more thefts and individuals Tim Cleaver COMMUNITY PRESS looking for easy money GUEST COLUMNIST by selling drugs on the streets to our youth and we expect a police force already diminished to stay atop of the matters. Sadly, I am one of those residents. Here are some facts that disturb me as a taxpayer. It cost $10 each time 911 is called to county dispatch. Goshen Township paid more than $50,000 last year for said services. Thinking revenue generated by speeding tickets and fines? Think again. By not having the luxury of a mayors court, the police department is losing money by writing tickets. Yes, we are indeed losing money with every ticket written by our officers that feel it is their duty to keep our streets safe from the idiots who speed or drive intoxicated throughout our township. The Enquirer in 2009 did a study of local departments and their coverage based on the amount of officers per 1,000 residents. Out of 108 departments, Goshen Township ranked 102nd in their study at 0.87 officers per 1,000 residents compared to the 2.5 stated in the study as minimal. In 2011, we are at 0.75. In 2010, our police with 34.4 square miles to cover had more criminal offense reports than Blue Ash and just a little behind Springdale, Sharonville and Mason who have doubled and quadrupled the amount of officers compared to our 11 officers. How about paying an officer $11.44 an hour for his services? Really is this right in anyone’s mind? It’s time for a levy now. A 2.5-mill levy will generate needed funds and cost property owners a low amount of $75 per $100,000 in property value. Is not the cost of two or three dinners out in a year’s time not worth the safety of this community and the safety of the officers who serve us in our time of need? Officers of this community, please accept my apology for putting you in dangerous situations due to lack of funds because of my ill-informed past taxpayer decisions on previous levies. Tim Cleaver is a resident of Goshen Township.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012

LIFE

COMMUNITY PRESS

PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

Mercy Clermont expanding ER By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

BATAVIA TWP. — No one ever wants to make a trip to the emergency room, but visitors to Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital’s emergency department will soon receive enhanced care. A $2.5-million project has started to both expand and renovate the emergency room, located off Ohio 32. “The volume of the emergency Heintzelman department has continued to increase over the past decade,” said Dr. Joe Renusch, medical director of the department. More than 40,000 patients come through the Renusch emergency department each year and the new facility would help make the admission process more efficient, he said. The first change people will notice is the separate, sheltered patient entrance for pickups and drop-offs in a new parking area. Currently, patients share an entrance with the ambulances, said Renusch. He said the emergency department also would be getting a four-room suite for behavioral health patients. “Our psychiatric patients will have their own area. Right now ,they’re integrated into the emergency department,” said Renusch. Other changes will be the addition of digital X-rays, a second nurse’s station and a new triage area, said Renusch. He said the emergency department would enlarge some of its rooms and

The first phase of Mercy Clermont's emergency department expansion/renovation project is mostly in space not being used at the hospital, so patient care is not affected while construction continues. PROVIDED replacing curtains with doors. “Things are moving towards privacy and doored rooms and we’re keeping up with the times,” said Renusch. “At the same time, we’re ahead of the pack on things, too. The physician triage is cuttingedge. We see 90 percent of our patients in 30 minutes now,” he said, adding after the renovation, “it will be even better. Our goal is obviously 100 percent.” When the expansion is com-

plete, the emergency room will have three distinct areas for patients to go in after triage - minor, intermediate and acute, said Gayle Heintzelman, site administrator. “We’re trying to do it now, but due to the confined space it’s difficult with the amount of patients we see,” she said. She said the expansion and renovation process should last a little over a year. “We’re doing it in four phases

so the interruption is minimal,” said Renusch. He said the first phase is creating a patient care area in a part of the hospital not being used. Once this area is complete, they can work from there while their current area is renovated. “There will be times we have to close rooms, but we’ll have others open. You can’t shut down an emergency department to do renovations,” he said.

“I think the community deserves a top-notch emergency department,” said Renusch. Heintzelman said all the changes would allow the hospital to provide patients with compassionate care with a greater efficiency. “Being able to continue to serve our community with highquality care is what we want to do. Our mission is provide the healing ministry of Jesus,” she said.

Pregnancy help center is ‘A Caring Place’ By Lisa J. Mauch lmauch@communitypress.com

CLERMONT CO. — It’s been said when life hands you lemons you make lemonade. In Shawna Dunn’s case, life handed her an unplanned pregnancy and from that she made A Caring Place pregnancy help center. Located in Mount Carmel, the nonprofit center provides a variety of free services and programs for women and their families. It all started back in the spring of 1996 said Dunn, who serves as executive director of the center. The Withamsville resident was volunteering in a Mount Lookout pregnancy center and also noticing young, pregnant girls at her daughters’ schools. Having dealt with an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager, Dunn wanted to help others facing the same challenge. “I felt very strongly that the Lord was laying on my heart to get something organized in this part of town,” said Dunn. It took two years for her to lay the foundation for the center. Along the way she gathered support from friends, churches, the community and local business leaders. “It really was a snowball effect. It took more than one or two people to get this place together,” said Dunn. The center opened its doors in July 1998. Its original location was a small residence on Old

A Caring Place is a nonprofit center in Mount Carmel providing a variety of free services ranging from pregnancy tests and sonograms to adoption information and counseling. PROVIDED

Graduates of the Helping Ourselves Parent Effectively program "earn" brand-new items for their babies from A Caring Place's HOPE Boutique. PROVIDED Ohio 74. Due to its size, the center’s parenting classes were held at Mt. Carmel Christian Church. As the center grew, Dunn said she knew a larger building was needed. The new site opened in 2004 at 4446 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, and services continue to grow. Instead of outsourcing sonograms, the center now has its own machine. This summer, Dunn plans to add a second parenting class for older children. And the volunteers have grown from 12 to more than 70. “We have so many amazing

volunteers who give their time, their hearts and their talents. If it wasn’t for the number of volunteers that came together over the years, this place wouldn’t exist,” said Dunn. One volunteer is Leslie Barton. A retired special education teacher, Barton had her own surprise pregnancy when her last child came late in life. It was at the same time her husband was losing his job and the Union Township resident said she felt like God was testing her. “That was in 1998. It was at a time when our church was talk-

ing about A Caring Place reaching out to women in a crisis pregnancy,” said Barton. She said even though terminating the pregnancy was something she never considered, she feels like she can understand women facing a crisis pregnancy. “I like talking to them and helping them and giving them education on different alternatives and helping them through a difficult situation,” said Barton. Even though the pregnancy center doesn’t provide abortions, it does have counseling services

for women who have terminated a pregnancy, said Dunn. “We’re not here to pass any judgment on anyone or cram anything down anyone’s throat. What we want to extend to them is love and grace,” said Dunn. Her next goal, she said, is to expand enough to house a Healthy Beginnings obstetrical clinic at the center. “I never thought I could do something like this. This has been the most amazing blessing of my life,” said Dunn. A Caring Place is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and is closed Saturday and Sunday. To find out more about services A Caring Place offers or how to volunteer, call 753-HELP (4357) or 300-3565. Visit A Caring Place at www.pregnancyohio.com.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 9

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

Exercise Classes

Art & Craft Classes

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; www.lcresurrection.org. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, 7689 Beechmont Ave., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid with hearing expert Tom Barnhart. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Anderson Township. Past Life Regression Group Hypnosis, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Face Place, 632 Main St., Take glimpse into past life and learn why you struggle with certain things. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Sweetdreams Hypnosis. 800-385-0765; www.customhypnosiscds.com. Milford.

Literary - Crafts Chocolate Roses, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Teens make chocolate rose for valentine. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Luncheon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Music by the Cincinnati Sound., RSVP at Wards Corner, 453 Wards Corner Road, Business and professional women’s sorority. Benefits the Go Red for Women "Open Your Heart" campaign. $25. Reservations due by Jan. 31. Presented by Beta Sigma Phi, Cincinnati. 771-7209. Loveland.

Hikes For Scouts, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hour-long hikes begin at Sugar House. $50 up to 12 scouts, 1 free chaperone. $100 13-20 scouts, 2 free chaperones. $150 21-30 scouts, 3 free chaperones. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Education

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

Writing Across the Enneagram: A Spiritual Workshop & Retreat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Enneagram: system of understanding personality and relationships. Join Enneagram teacher Leslie Hershberger and creative writing teacher Pauletta Hansel pair Enneagram exploration and creative writing for greater self awareness. $75. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Exercise Classes

Schools

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, 1280 Nagel Road, Meet degreed teachers and tour newly renovated school. Ages 10 and under. Family friendly. Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

Valentine’s Dinner, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Candlelight dinner featuring choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and bread sticks. Dessert and beverage also included. Door prizes and silent auction. Benefits Jamaica Mission Trip and Youth Fund. $25 couple, $15 single. Reservations required by Feb. 5. 231-4301; www.cloughchurch.org. Anderson Township. A Sinatra Valentine’s Weekend, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, Ballroom: $50 per couple, upscale attire, cash bar, discounted pricing, cocktails at 7 p.m., plated dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. with salads, steak and chicken combo and dessert buffet. Free. 752-4400. Union Township.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-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. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potato, coleslaw, tossed salad, apple sauce, cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carryout. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Anderson Office, Free. Reservations required. 248-1944. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day A Sinatra Valentine’s Weekend, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., McKenna’s Lounge: club casual attire, hot hors d’oeuvres and happy hour drink prices. Music by Matt Snow. Ages 21 and up. Free. 752-4400. Union Township.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

A Sinatra Valentine’s Evening, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., Favorite Sinatra songs, All-American fare, casual dining and drink specials. Full bar available. Ages 21 and up. Free admission. 831-9888; www.thecincinnatisinatra.com. Milford.

Recreation

Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

Clubs & Organizations

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley "KC" Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Pets

Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike, Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 474-0003, ext. 5096. Anderson Township.

Music - Benefits A Touch of Class, 7:15 p.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Music by Voices in Praise, Youth Voices in Praise, Joyful Noise, Epiphany Children’s Choir and Epiphany Children’s Handbell Choir. Special performance by various friends from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Benefits Voices in Praise participation in the 2012 World Choir Games. free, donation requested. 677-9866. Loveland.

Nature Hands-On Backyard Maple Sugaring Workshop, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Selection of trees, tapping, sap collection, sap storage and boiling as well as finishing and canning syrup on a small scale discussed. Ages 18 and up. $8, $5 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Hands-On Nature, 10 a.m.-noon 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Family friendly. $8, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Bird Walks, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in Rowe Woods parking lot. Hike to look for winter birds. Dress to be out-

Dining Events Matt Snow will perform in A Sinatra Valentine's Weekend at the Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. For more information, call 752-4400. FILE PHOTO.

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Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Recreation Y WEEK Open House, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Carnival-themed events. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 724-9622; www.myy.org. Williamsburg Township. Y WEEK Open House, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Carnival-themed events. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 474-1400; www.myy.org. Anderson Township.

Schools Week-long Open House Event, 10 a.m.-noon, The Goddard School-Anderson Township, Free. 474-5292. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, third-degree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Nature Love on the Wild Side, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist will reveal the beauty secrets various animals use to help them find their perfect mate. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults

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

Education

imagine five traditional styles of music. Starring Skillrex, DJ Premier, the Crystal Methon, Pretty Lights and Mark Ronson. $10.50, $9.50 ages 60 and up, $7.50 ages 2-12; plus fees. 2482169. Milford.

Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Milford, Free. 2481944. Milford.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Recreation Hikes For Scouts, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 17 Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, FEB. 13

How to Lower Your Property Taxes, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn why property taxes are so high and what can be done. How to successfully challenge the value established by county auditor. Also, how property taxes and values are calculated and who may file and appeal. Presented by Empower U Ohio. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 369-6001; www.empoweruohio.org. Symmes Township.

Art & Craft Classes

Exercise Classes

Literary - Libraries

Precious Metal Clay Demonstration, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Artist Trish Jeffers-Zeh demonstrates art of precious metal clay. She will use metal clays to make precious metal jewelry. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Lapidary and Faceting Society. 575-1990. Symmes Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Become a Wiser Health Care Consumer, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Learn how senior citizens can protect themselves from health care fraud. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.

ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com. Anderson Township. Motherless Daughters Ministry Event, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Weekly through April 30., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Life-affirming study based on the book "Motherless Daughters: A Legacy of Loss" by Hope Edelman. Book chronicles author’s brave search for healing following the death of her mother when she was 17. $35. Registration required. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. mec7667@aol.com. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14 Civic

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Milford, 1106 Main St., Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid with Chris Chimielewski, hearing expert. For seniors. Free. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 2481944. Milford. Group Hypnosis for Weight Loss, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., The Face Place, 632 Main St., $50. Reservations required. Presented by Sweetdreams Hypnosis. 800-3850765. Milford. Pre-Diabetes Class, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, 7500 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; www.e-mercy.com. Anderson Township.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township.

Support Groups Job Loss Support Group, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Films Re: Generation Music Project, 8 p.m., Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Not Rated. Documentary on DJs as they remix, recreate and re-

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Health / Wellness Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Milford, Free. 2481944. Milford.

On Stage - Student Theater Robin Hood: A Monk’s Tale, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. While Robin gathers his band and fights to protect the peasants of Nottingham, the evil Sheriff plots his destruction. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 232-2772; www.andersontheatre.com. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Free. 752-8539; www.lcresurrection.org. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class and Luau Themed Party, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, Class followed by manicures, pedicures, massages, shopping, food and more. Ages 10 and up. $15. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Holiday - Mardi Gras 30+ Catholic Singles Mardi Gras Dance, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Includes appetizers and two dink tickets. Additional beer and wine available. Costumes are welcomed, but not required. $15. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 846-8189; www.thirtypluscs.catholicweb.com. Anderson Township.


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Special meal, treat for Valentine’s Day bring glitz and a homespun touch to their unique creations. Check them out at cakerybakeryboutique@gmail.com or by calling Danielle at 513-2597756.

Valentine’s Day brings back memories of my first real box of candy. My boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heartshaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner Rita drug store. Heikenfeld One was RITA’S KITCHEN for me and the other for my mom. Pretty cool. I learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts!

Scott Bien’s Valentine’s Day city chicken and special smashed potatoes I enjoy meeting young people who are cooking simply for the love of it. Scott Bien, a West-side reader, does just that. As Scott told me: “While my education is in law, my passion lies in cooking.” I asked Scott to create an easy, but elegant, Valentine’s dinner. Scott’s philosophy is if you love the person you are cooking for and love what you are doing, you are already half way to a delicious Valentine’s Day dish. (He also shared a fabulous recipe for a mango chicken curry on my blog, Cooking with Rita, on Cincinnati.com).

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Scott Bien's Valentine's dinner features bacon-wrapped city chicken and smashed potatoes. THANKS TO SCOTT BIEN. en leg. Scott gets his made at Humbert’s Meats on Winton Road. Humbert’s puts five one-inch cubes of pork on each skewer. Scott buys six skewers of pork and here’s how he makes them: Roll each in flour seasoned to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and curry powder. Sauté in extra-virgin olive oil until all sides are golden but not cooked through. Wrap each with raw bacon and bake at 350 until bacon is crispy. Scott’s took about 60 minutes. I would check after 30 minutes because ovens vary.

Smashed potatoes 3 lbs. red (new) potatoes, quartered, boiled and kept warm ½ pound bacon, fried and crumbled (save some for garnish) ½ medium yellow onion, diced 4 green onions, sliced (save some for garnish) 8 oz. sour cream 8 oz. chive and onion cream cheese 6 tablespoons butter 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese

Drain potatoes. Add everything and smash. Season to taste with salt,

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Cakery Bakery’s filled strawberry cream cheese cupcakes I met Susan Smith of Cakery Bakery at, of all places, my eye doctor’s office. Susan and best friend Danielle Forrester have a specialty pastry and cake business. (Check out their interesting journey on my blog). Susan’s mom made fancy aprons by hand for the girls. Susan and Danielle are sure to be successful since they

Preheat oven to 350. In mixer, cream butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese and blend. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add whites to butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each. Add milk and vanilla and alternate with flour mixture. Blend. (Don’t over beat – can cause dryness.) Fill foil-lined cupcake pans ¾ full. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool before filling and frosting.

Strawberry filling 1½ cups frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ cup sugar Pastry bag

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Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Slowly, add sugar, 2 cups at a time, until all is incorporated. Chill icing slightly before filling pastry bag and frosting cupcakes. Cover and store in refrigerator. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Check moving company’s insurance coverage As the economy picks up, home sales are expected to gain momentum. If you’re in the market for a new home, you need to pay close attention to the insurance provided by the moving company you hire. That’s what a Howard Loveland Ain woman HEY HOWARD! learned after some of her items were damaged during her move. Adrienne Harmeyer says she doesn’t have a lot of furniture but what she does have is very nice. She hired a moving company that’s been in business many years and relied on it to safely transport her items. “The three main things that were damaged were the china cabinet, my grandmother’s drop leaf table and a book shelf. There were other things that were damaged but those are the three big things that we wanted them to fix,” Harmeyer says. She says she became concerned because she found a large gash in her china cabinet even before the move was completed. “I don’t know how it happened. I think it was when they were taking the top part off the china cabinet and

somehow they damaged it. It’s a fairly large chip,” Harmeyer says. The contract with the moving company says, “We are fully insured at no additional charge.” So she called the company owner. “I said, ‘What are you going to do?’ He said, ‘Don’t worry we’ll take care of it. We’ll have our furniture repair person fix it, but we’ll do all of that once we unload the truck and see if there’s anything else that’s damaged – and then we’ll go from there.’” When everything was unloaded she found scratches on a wood table and got a repair estimate of $600 to fix the two big items. She submitted the estimate and says she was shocked at the check she received from the movers insurance company. It wasn’t for $600, but for just $84. “The insurance company says they only pay 60 cents per pound for furniture that’s moved and damaged,” Harmeyer says. The owner of the moving company tells me he too was surprised by that small check. He says he has full replacement value insurance to cover anything that’s damaged. He says Harmeyer should have received a check for $600. He’s complained repeatedly to his insurance company without suc-

cess so is now sending Harmeyer his own check for more than $500 to cover the rest of the repairs. This should be a lesson for everyone preparing to move. You should thoroughly review the moving company’s terms for insurance coverage prior to signing a contract. There are three levels of insurance you can get. The first is minimal reimbursement, which gives you 60 cents per pound for anything lost of damaged. The second is depreciated value, in which you get the current value of your damaged goods or $2.25 per pound, whichever is greater. The third level is replacement value, in which you’re reimbursed up to the replacement value you declare for anything lost or damaged. A moving company may reserve the right to repair any damaged items prior to replacing them. Finally, it’s important to make an inventory of everything before you move - and closely inspect everything afterward so you quickly know whether or not there was any damage and can file a claim. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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County,” said Tracy Carpenter. “You just need to love choral music and be available on Saturday mornings. Recordings of all the pieces will be provided to help singers practice between Saturdays. We plan to produce a quality performance and have fun doing it.” Musical selections include colonial, show tunes and jazz, 20th and 21st century, and folk/spirituals. Tim Carpenter feels the music showcases the variety found among American composers: “There is something here for everyone. This music is fun to sing and ... translates into a great concert for all ages.” Tracy and Tim Carpenter have extensive experience leading choral groups. Tracy has been the Milford

Junior High School choral director for 22 years, leading not only classes but also an extracurricular, auditioned group that always finishes in the top three in class of the national choral competition, Music in the Parks. Tim, a Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music graduate, has taught chorus and band at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School since 1987 and gives private voice lessons. Both Tracy and Tim have been music directors at the Milford First United Methodist Church since 2002. Singers can register to join the group online at www.clermontfestivalchorale.org, via email at clerfestchorale@googlegroups.com, or by phone, 513-886-1606. There is a $25 registration fee.

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Ole Fisherman can’t wait to do a little bit of gardening church enjoyed a wonderful covered dish supper and evening at one of our George members Rooks house. Thanks Jim OLE FISHERMAN and Fran. On Sunday evening we were invited to some friends of ours' house for supper. It was great. Thanks Tony and Kate. This may be a little early for this event but mark your calendar. The way time is going, it will be here. I am talking about the Grassy Run Rendezvous event held in the park at Williamsburg. It will be the last weekend

of April. The Monroe Grange will be there selling food and are anxious to see all the folks that come from different states. This is a fun weekend so come and enjoy. We pray it doesn't get rained out like last year. We got a call from a lady yesterday and she said they were celebrating their 65-year wedding anniversary Feb. 14. They are not having a big celebration but would enjoy receiving cards. Their names are Norma and Floyd Reveal they live near Marathon. These folks have been good friends of ours for years and are very involved in the Antique Machinery Show at Georgetown. Floyd has in the past had

some beautiful Belgian horses so don't forget to send cards. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait shop in Afton. He gave me the dates for the crappie tournaments. There will be two more winter tournaments and the regular summer tournament starts March 26. With this warm weather Monday and Tuesday of this week there are several folks going fishing, and asked Mike if he had minnows. He ordered a bigger supply. Now Mike said his mother-in-law, Renate, will be 18 Feb. 29, this will be a special birthday. (There have been 18 leap years in her life). Happy birthday from the Ole Fisherman and wife.

It is the time of year not only for me to start gardening, but for the pay lakes to start stocking trout. The Cedar Lake will be stocking trout Feb. 3 and will be open weekends for a while before opening all week. Sherry's pay lake on Slade Road off Ohio 222 will be stocking trout Feb. 3, too and will be open all week at 7 a.m. . Don't forget the Bethel Lions Club Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 till 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Then the Monroe Grange Soup supper at 5 till 7 p.m. that evening. The pancake breakfast is at the Bethel-Tate High School and the Grange Hall is on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. These are

both open to the public, and are fundraisers for their projects. Both organizations collect used eyeglasses that are sent to Third World countries. The Grange collects used hearing aid batteries, pop tabs and Campbell's soup labels for the deaf schools. So if you have any of these items you may bring them to us, the Rooks,' at either of these events. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and give the Good Lord praise and thanks. God bless all. More later.

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Blair said scientists are just beginning to learn about the risks of a mostly sedentary lifestyle. The health risks are many. People who sit more have higher cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglycerides. The likelihood of becoming obese, developing diabetes, or even cancer, all rise as we sit. And federal government statistics show that older adults are among the worst offenders. According to Elizabeth Pope, a Portland writer specializing in lifestyle issues for the 50-plus audience, more that 75 percent of all seniors are sedentary. Physiologist Dr. Toni Yancey said we aren’t “structured” to be sitting for long periods of time.

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP

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Arrests/citations David R. Dickson, 27, 1020 Cooks Crossing No. 6, domestic violence, Jan. 16. Neal G. Buckley, 27, 6209 Watch Creek, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, Jan. 14. Stephanie Lovaas, 29, 1180 Ronlee Drive, theft, Jan. 18. Jason D. Faul, 34, 148 South St., theft, Jan. 18. Adam B. Patchell, 18, 5615 Happy Hollow, underage consumption, Jan. 21. Jason A. Sandlin, 34, 5615 Happy Hollow, disorderly conduct, Jan. 21. Anthony M. Showalter, 23, 1342 Woodville, theft, Jan. 20. Wesley Cline, 34, 5971 Roan Lane, aggravated menacing, Jan. 21.

DEATHS

The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Juvenile, 17, theft, Jan. 22. Carl Lewis, 25, 1935 Woodland Drive, receiving stolen property, Jan. 21. Michael Hopkins, 25, 2337 Ohio 131, burglary, theft, Jan. 21. Stacey Martin, 22, 5612 Trenton Court, receiving stolen proper-

ty, Jan. 21. Todd Pinkerton, 43, 5612 Trenton Court, receiving stolen property, Jan. 21.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Female was threatened with

knife at Roan Lane, Jan. 21. Assault Student at assaulted at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Jan. 18. Burglary Jewelry, I-Pad, etc. taken; over $7,695 at 6858 Paxton, Jan. 18. Collectibles, TV, etc. taken; $15,800 at 6673 Skinner, Jan. 19. GPS, etc. taken from vehicle at 1081 Klondyke, Jan. 21. Criminal damage Two tail lights broken on vehicle at 5414 Timber Trail, Jan. 17. Door damaged at 5637 Betty Lane, Jan. 18. Toilet damaged at Thornton's at Ohio 28, Jan. 20. Window and door damaged on vehicles at Wards Corner Collison at 507 Service Road, Jan. 21. Domestic violence At Cooks Crossing, Jan. 16.

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having a workshop for blended families. Join Meg King, a certified stepfamily coach through the National Stepfamily Foundation (www.stepfamily.org) for this six-week workshop for blended families. Christian values and behaviors will be the underlying foundation of this course and will help guide couples through the ups and downs of this unique stepfamily dynamic. The workshop will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs-

days, beginning Feb. 23. For information or to register, e-mail King at kingmeg@cinci.rr.com. Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, is registering for the 2012-2013 school year. This year, you may access registration materials online at www.weethreekings.org. Forms are also available in the Preschool office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Stacy at 683-

4256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Goshen United Methodist Church

Church youth will host a chili cook-off and pie contest from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children age 10 and under, $1 for a hotdog and drink. Proceeds benefit youth programs and the American Cancer Society. For more information, call

Karen Scarth, 722-2541. A fish fry is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday starting Feb. 24 through March 30. Dinners include fish fry, chicken or shrimp dinners and all the fixin’s. Suggested donations: $11 for all you can eat, $9 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under. There will be à la carte pricing available at the door. Desserts and drinks will be available. All profits go towards the United Methodist Men projects for the church. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road.

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

Tom Zink, Cincinnati, garage, 1263 Twin Oak Lane, Goshen Township, $10,000. Sean Seebohm, Amelia, alter, 3493 Weaver Road, Jackson Township. Scott Pullins, Milford, awning, 5653 Willnean, Miami Township, $1,500. Thompson Heat/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1769 Cottontail Drive, Miami Township. Patrick Hessler, Milford, HVAC, 1111 Heatherstone Way, Miami

Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5679 Cypress Way, Miami Township. Darrell Lay, Milford, HVAC, 5887 Deerfield, Miami Township. Zicka Homes, Cincinnati, new, 6602 Stableford Drive, Miami Township, $500,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5658 McCormick Trail, Miami Township, $145,000; new, 1205 Fox Horn Court, $180,000. Fischer Single Family Homes II, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 655

Copper Cove, Miami Township, $242,055. Maronda Homes of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, new, 5634 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township. Buckeye Mechanical, Oxford, alter 1776 Stonelick Hills Drive, Stonelick Township. Pointer Odell, Blanchester, pole barn, 6879 Ohio 133, Wayne Township, $5,000.

3025 Abby Way, Henry & Frances Nipper to Brian Dunavent, 0.1100 acre, $103,900. 2559 Allegro Lane, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Timothy Briggs & Stacey Siller-Briggs, 0.1140 acre, $84,900. 1520 Dorset Way, Jeffrey Chamot to Dustin Tengler, 0.1930 acre, $120,000. Gibbs Road, Joseph Neidich Sr. to Paul & Vera Hayslip, $4,500. 3276 Thoroughbred Drive, David Moeggenberg, executor to Teresa Walts, 0.1240 acre, $114,900.

STONELICK TOWNSHIP 5803 Belfast-Owensville Road, Rebecca Sabota, Trust to Georgette Sabota, 3.0400 acre, $151,000. 5755 Ohio 132, Robin Lynne

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Lloyd H. Gholson III, 64, Milford, died Jan. 27. He was a mathematics teacher and worked for the United States Department of Agriculture office for Ballard and McCracken counties. Survived by children Lloyd IV (Amy), Leslye (Rina), LeighAnn Gholson; first wife Jeanene Miller; stepdaughters Brenda Grupp, Stacey (Michael) Shoemaker; grandchildren Lloyd “Quint,” Evelyn, Corey Gholson, James, Samuel Shoemaker; siblings Katherine Brown, Charlie Gholson, Louise Musgrave; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by second wife Carole Gholson, parents Lloyd II, Emma Schmidt Gholson, brother Louis Gholson. Services were Feb. 3 at Morrow Funeral Home, Kevil, Ky.

Rosenna Irwin Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Tracio, Loveland, alter-Traci’s Sports Lounge & Grill, 784 Loveland Miamiville, Miami Township, $6,000. Carpenter Sign Service, Cincinnati, sign, 784 Loveland Miamiville, Miami Township.

Vinka Stakic Vinka Stakic, 82, Milford, died Jan. 30. Survived by children Ljeposava Tripunovic, Ninko Stakic, Nada Glad; grandchildren Kresimir, Damir Glad, Zeljko, Zoran, Josif Stakic; great-grandchildren Daniel Glad, Jelena Tripunovic; siblings Mladen Bozic, Olga Stakic. Preceded in death by husband Josif Stakic, sibling Borka Lukic. A memorial gathering is planned for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. George Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 5830 Glenview Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45224.

Rosenna Marie Irwin, 73,

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IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.

Filings Tiffany R. Demint, et al., vs. Jason E. Yochum, et al., other tort. Amy Vehr, et al., vs. American Family Insurance Co., other tort. James Combs, et al., vs. Mercy Hospital Clermont, et al., other tort. Jasmine McDonald vs. Pebble Brooke Apartments, et al., other tort. Whitney Wharton vs. Michael Dickten, other tort. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., et al., vs. Derrick L. Hill., et al., other tort. Patricia A. Meurer vs. Walmart Stores East Inc., other tort. Jamie Scott vs. Meijer Stores Limited Partnership, et al., other tort. Rick Holder, et al., vs. Stephen B. Littman, et al., other tort. Christina A. Saba vs. United Household Rentals Inc., et al., worker’s compensation. Rita Darnell vs. Petermann LLC, et al., worker’s compensation.

CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Stephen R. Bogan, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank vs. W. Jean Thornberry, et al., foreclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Angel M. Strunk, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Timothy L. Gregory, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Christopher S. Morehouse, et al., foreclosure. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Stephen R. Sims, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Hilda Pirkle, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. William D. Fox, et al., foreclosure. Village of Woodcreek Condiminium Owners Assoc. vs. Kelly L. Diedenhofer, et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. KWS Group I LLC, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Sunday M. Gadberry, et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. James Haustetter,

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et al., foreclosure. Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Scott M. Loving, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Terry D. Williamson Jr., et al., foreclosure. Demelida Escoriaza vs. RGE Investments LLC, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Timothy McGeen, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kathy Sue Bird, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Daniel L. Moore, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Ledford E. Frasure, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Carol L. Raymond, et al., foreclosure. Commons of Eastgate Condominium Unit Owners Associ vs. John W. Keller, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Robert E. Bailey, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Ricky B. Fontaine, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Tammy Smith, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Timothy J. Taylor II, et al., foreclosure. Used Car Supermarket Inc., et al., vs. Bureau of Motor Vehicles, administrative appeal. Sandra R. Shearer vs. Scott A. Gerhardt Jr., other civil. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Bill Thies, other civil. Crystal Wiederhold vs. Alexandra Brown, et al., other civil. James S. Arnold vs. Larry A. Marcum, et al., other civil. Tony Dougherty, et al., vs. James R. Pitcher, other civil. Mount Moriah Village Developers LLC, et al., vs. Tepe Nursery Inc., et al., other civil. National Collegiate Student Loan Trust vs. Jennifer Siefke, et al., other civil. Classic Federal Credit Union vs. Theresa M. Morris, et al., other civil.

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Legal Separation Elizabeth A. Monde vs. Jeffery A. Monde

Dissolution James A. Greco vs. Misty D. Greco Joshua L. Kinman vs. Mai Y. Kinman Sarah R. Breen vs. James Breen Amanda B. Ring vs. Clayton M. Ring Lisa L. Maupin vs. Donald J. Maupin

Indictments 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. Nathan Joseph Parsons, 30, Clermont County Jail, assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Allen Hoffman, 49, Clermont County Jail, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Jonathan Edward Seipelt, 23, 4488 Pearl Lane, Batavia, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Samuel Raymond Mounce, 35, 3840 Rohling Oaks Drive, Apt. D6, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Union Township Police. Brandon Scott Pyles, 31, 1030

Minning Drive, Batavia, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jared Alexander Schwartz, 25, 1594 Apgar Road, Milford, trafficking in marijuana, Milford Police/Miami Township Police. Shawn Paul Walls, 27, 4700 Beechwood Road, No. 308, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police. Joseph Randolph Hunt, 31, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Miami Township Police. Johnathan Edward Neal, 30, Clermont County Jail, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, theft, Bethel Police. Larry Ray Neal Jr., 32, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Perry J. Workman, 30, Clermont County Jail, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Eiler M. Belperio, 43, 3763 Hopper Hill Road, Cincinnati, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, possession of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Frederick Godfrey Hofer Jr., 37, 1411 Bellwood Drive, Loveland, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly of possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Kimberly A. Kelly, 43, 2418 Cedarville Road, Goshen, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly of possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Thomas James Zengerling, 50, 1026 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Linda Krystal Deaton, 29, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 406, Goshen,

aggravated trafficking in drugs, corrupting another with drugs, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Misty Tangerine Patterson, 38, 1899 Stumpy Lane, Goshen, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Bret James Woerner, 36, 150 South Apple St. No. 4, Fayetteville, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Courtney L. Natali, 28, 163 Garden Drive, Loveland, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Megan Nicole Chandler, 20, 14 Meadow St., No. 7 Milford, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Johnathan Mitchell Hodges, 21, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Michael Christopher Koutny, 27, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, trafficking in marijuana, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Jason R. Sloane, 24, 5605 Garrett, Milford, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Christopher Edward Fairchild, 21, Clermont County Jail, arson, vandalism, breaking and entering, safecracking, Union Township Police. Thomas John Gaffney, 21, Clermont County Jail, arson, vandalism, breaking and entering, safecracking, Union Township Police.

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Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio. The Milford City Council will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following cases: TEXT AMEND 12-01 Planned Development Density Calculation. The City will hold a Public Hearing to consider a text amendment to the Milford Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendment is to Section 1169.03.C Residential Planned Development Density Calculation. This request is being considered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 1133 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. PD 12-01 Real Estate Venture Capital LLC Zoning Map Amendment. The City will hold a Public Hearing to consider a zoning map amendment request. The applicant, Real Estate Venture Capital LLC is requesting to add a Planned Development Overlay to the following parcels: 210709023B, 210709023A, 210709018, 210709013, 2107090A017P, 210709018P, Polk Street ROW, 210709097, 210709093A, 210709096, 210709093B, 210709091, 210709089, 210709090B, 210709088A,210709.088B, 210709.090C, 210709A001P, 210709A021P , 210709A020P, 210710A028A and a portion of 210710B084A. The properties are located on the southwest side and the northwest side at the corner of Elm Street and Water Street. The property owners are CLC Investments and the City of Milford. This request is being considered pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1133 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. A copy of the proposed changes and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Map may be viewed at City Hall, 745 Center Street, Milford, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions regarding the Public Hearing, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at (513) 2485093. 1687885

Legal Notice Public HearingMilford Planning Commission Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers, 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio. The Milford Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing to consider the following cases: TEXT AMEND 12-01 Planned Development Density Calculation. The City will hold a Public Hearing to consider a text amendment to the Milford Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendment is to Section 1169.03.C Residential Planned Development Density Calculation. This request is being considered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 1133 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. PD 12-01 Real Estate Venture Capital LLC Zoning Map Amendment. The City will hold a Public Hearing to consider a zoning map amendment request. The applicant, Real Estate Venture Capital LLC is requesting to add a Planned Development Overlay to the following parcels: 210709023B, 210709023A, 210709018, 210709013, 2107090A017P, 210709018P, Polk Street ROW, 210709097, 210709093A, 210709096, 210709093B, 210709091, 210709089, 210709090B, 210709088A, 210709.088B, 210709.090C, 210709A001P, 210709A021P, 210709A020P, 210710A028A and a portion of 210710B084A. The properties are located on the southwest side and the northwest side at the corner of Elm Street and Water Street. The property owners are CLC Investments and the City of Milford. This request is being considered pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1133 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance. A copy of the proposed changes and amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Map may be viewed at City Hall, 745 Center Street, Milford, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. If you have any questions regarding the Public Hearing, please call Pam Holbrook, Assistant City Manager, at (513) 248-5093. 6979

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