Your Community Press newspaper serving Miami Township and Milford
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
Police ask for help with investigation
The Miami Township Police Department want to know the identity of the man seen walking in the neighborhood just before Paul Leiter was shot to death around 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Somebody shot through a window from outside the house at 419 Pinebluff Drive. Neighbors say they saw a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood shortly before the shooting. Police released a sketch Feb. 15 of a man whose identity they were seeking. “So far we have not had a single call to Crime Stoppers by anyone to tell us who this man may be,” said Police Chief Steven R. Bailey in a press release. “We have received two tips from members of the public at large, one through the Milford Police Department and one from an anonymous person who contacted the police through a news reporter. In each case the person identified was not a close match to the sketch. We still would like to hear from someone who may know who this is. That includes the person in the sketch. If you recognize yourself and have an innocent reason for being in the neighborhood, please con-
This is an artist's sketch of a person Miami Township Police need help identifying. PROVIDED BY THE MIAMI TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT
tact us and help us clear this up.” Police also want to know about a white van that was parked in the neighborhood at the same time. They don’t know if the unknown man was using that vehicle. Witnesses say the van was either a Chevrolet Astro or a Plymouth van. “They said it was a boxylooking vehicle. It was white and had windows on the sides,” said Bailey.
Police are considering several people of interest to the case. A search warrant was executed on a residence near Bethel Feb. 15. Forensic evidence was collected at that location. No one there was arrested, the chief said. Police have interviewed a number of people and more interviews are pending. A large volume of evidence has been identified and processed for testing. “We know that people would like to see this investigation resolved quickly, but we are dealing with the realities of long turnaround times for forensic testing,” said Bailey. “It takes two to three weeks to get results from ballistics testing, 10 to 90 days for cellphone records, 30 days or more for DNA results, 30 to 180 days for results of the examination of electronic devices, and 13 weeks or longer for toxicology results.” Anyone with information about the white van or the identity of the man, or who may have seen him in the neighborhood the night of Feb. 11 or beSee MURDER, Page A2
BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS
Council OKs settlement with former officer By Roxanna Swift
MILFORD — Council members Feb. 19 authorized an $80,000 litigation settlement with former Milford police officer Ralph Hodges. Hodges retired from the department in 2011 and the same year filed a federal lawsuit against the city and former Chief Mark Machan. Hodges alleged Machan failed to promote him to sergeant for reasons other than his qualifications, said city Law Director Mike Minniear. A jury trial for the case was scheduled to begin March 11. While city representatives “vigorously defended” the case, it was “not in the best interest of the city” to take part in a jury trial, said Mayor Geoff Pittman. In the end, a jury trial would have cost the city much more than paying a settlement, he said. “It was a decision based on the relative costs,” he said. Hodges cited multiple reasons why Machan did not promote him, including retaliation and discrimination, Minniear said. City Manager Jeff Wright said Hodges’ claim was based on his age. Hodges’ attorney, Jim Hunt, said Machan put Hodges on medical leave and made him get medical examinations that were not required of younger officers. He said Hodges also was not allowed to park his truck in the municipal parking lot. Hunt alleged Machan retaliated against Hodges by discouraging him when he tried to assert his rights. Machan declined to comment about the allegations.
Despite Hodges’ allegations about the sergeant position, Wright said officials never filled the fifth sergeant position, which opened up in Hodges 2008, he said. “The position was never filled by anyone,” he said. Hunt said Machan did not announce that the position would not be filled until Pittman 2009, after administering exams for the position. He said Machan told Hodges he placed third on the exam. Hunt said after the lawsuit was filed, he Wright found out Hodges had scored the highest on the exam. Hodges’ status as a veteran contributed to his high score, Hunt said. Minniear said promotions are not necessarily decided by the highest number of points. Advancement also is not contractual nor guaranteed, he said. “If there’s anything, in my mind, to be learned from this, it is how critically important it is that city council be extremely vigilant as far as the acquisition and retention of employees, that we hire quality people and that we keep the quality people,” he said. Wright said he and Hodges signed a liability release for the settlement, which will close the case, he said.
McCormick Elementary School fourth-graders Kurtis Ackermann and Aaron Kizer use the scientific method when conducting an experiment during their weekly Dragonfly Science Club meeting. MARY PAT HARRIS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Community gathers to ship staples overseas. Full story, B1
Two fire break out in less than 12 hours. Full story, A2
FOOD PACKED FOR HUNGRY
In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $3.50 for delivery of this month’s Community Journal. Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Mitchell Brumleve. Mitchell is in the ninth grade at Milford High School. He
enjoys soccer, roller skating, diving and Boy Scouts. For information about our carrier program, call Mitchell circulation Brumleve manager Steve Barraco at 2487110, or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vol. 32 No. 49 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
News ..........................248-8600 Retail advertising ..............768-8196 Classified advertising .........242-4000 Delivery ........................576-8240 See page A2 for additional information
EVERY SUNDAY 2 FOR $10.99
5976 MEIJER DRIVE PH: 513-831-8999 5 M MILFORD, OH 45150 FAX: 513-831-4666
Bring in this ad for a
BURRITO OR BOWL Buy any regular burrito or bowl for only $5
Limit 1. Not valid with other offers. Expires 4/15/13
A2 • MILFORD-MIAMI ADVERTISER • MARCH 6, 2013
Milford to use new public notifice service By Roxanna Swift email@example.com
MILFORD — Beginning in March, safety services will no longer use voice messages for public service notifications. Nixle Connect, which
delivers public notifications via SMS text message and emails, will replace the Code Red voice message notification system Friday, March 1. Code Red was only being used by safety services departments to noti-
Find news and information from your community on the Web Milford • cincinnati.com/milford Miami Township • cincinnati.com/miamitownship Clermont County • cincinnati.com/clermontcounty
Theresa L. Herron Editor ..................248-7128, firstname.lastname@example.org John Seney Reporter.......................248-7683, email@example.com Roxanna Swift Reporter ..................248-7684, firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Laughman Sports Editor ........248-7573, email@example.com Tom Skeen Sports Reporter ...............576-8250, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Lawrence Sales Manager ...........................513-768-8338, email@example.com
For customer service .....................576-8240 Stephen Barraco Circulation Manager...248-7110, firstname.lastname@example.org Pam McAlister District Manager..........248-7136, email@example.com
To place a Classified ad ..................242-4000, www.communityclassified.com
To place an ad in Community Classified, call 242-4000.
fy residents about Frontier Days, said Police Chief Jamey Mills. “We just felt that we were not using that service,” Mills said. Code Red cost $5,000 per year, which was paid by the police and fire departments, he said. Nixle’s core service, Nixle Connect, is free to public safety agencies, said Nixle spokesman Jim Gatta. The service also is free for those signing up to receive messages, he said. “We wanted to develop something that fostered communication between city leaders and residents,” he said. In addition to being
Index Calendar .................B2 Classifieds ................C Food ......................B3 Life ........................B1 Police .................... B6 Schools ..................A4 Sports ....................A6 Viewpoints .............A8
* !. ( - ) & , * /. '& #(,
" + , %& -
Department responds to Milford fires
more cost effective, Fire Chief John Cooper said Nixle “seems to be a little more userfriendly.” Mills Registered users will receive messages for boil advisories, weather advisories, road closures and other emergency notifications, Mills said. “We built it specifically with public safety in mind,” Gatta said. “Our goal is to help build safer communities.” Notification services are available for a fee for other agencies, including schools, hospitals and community groups. Nixle also offers paid services, such as anonymous reporting and reverse 911 voice messaging. Individuals can receive text message notifications by texting their ZIP code to the number 888777. To receive notifications via email, users must register through the city safety services web page or through Nixle’s website at www.nixle.com. “It literally takes less than a minute,” Mills said. Mills said the police department will continue to use voice messages for missing person notifications through A Child is Missing, a free, nationwide service.
By Roxanna Swift
MILFORD — The Milford Community Fire Department Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 responded to two fires in less than 12 hours. At 5:02 a.m. Feb. 27, firefighters responded to a fire 22 Oakcrest Drive. A man living at the address discovered the fire and contacted the department. When they arrived, there were flames through the roof of the residence and the house was a total loss, said Fire Chief John Cooper. No one was harmed, he said. The fire appears to have started in the garage. No cause has been determined, Cooper said. Members of the Cler-
Murder Continued from Page A1
fore that date should contact the Miami Township Police at 248-3721 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or the Clermont County Communications Center at 732-2231, available 24 hours a day, or Crime Stoppers at 888-3523040. You can also text “CINTIP PLUS YOUR
mont County Arson Task Force investigated and reported that it appeared to be an accidental fire, he said. Firefighters were dispatched to SEM Villa Retirement Community, 201 Mound St., at about 11:45 p.m. Feb. 26, Cooper said. A second-floor resident contacted the department after seeing a smoke haze and smelling smoke, he said. Firefighters determined that someone put a smoldering object in a trash chute. The garbage bags were taken out and extinguished, Cooper said. The building was evacuated during the incident and no one was harmed, he said. SEM Villa Administrator Sheila Beatty declined to comment. TIP” to CRIMES 274637. “Based on what we know, there is no reason for anyone in the neighborhood to fear for their safety. We do not believe that this was a random act, and it does not appear to have been caused by stray bullets from recreational shooting nearby. This appears to be an intentional act that targeted the residents at 419 Pinebluff,” Bailey said.
Attention Home Buyers!
It’s a great time to begin life anew at Brookdale Senior Living®! With ﬁve locations in the Cincinnati area, you’ll ﬁnd everything you need to make the most of your retirement years, even as your needs evolve. And now, we’re making it easier than ever to make your move. Sign a lease by March 31, 2013, and we’ll give you $500 toward moving expenses! So don’t keep your life on hold. Your best move is waiting for you to make it.
Down Payment Grant* is available for a Limited Time Only at SAVINGS AND LOAN SINCE 1922
Low Rates. Low Closing Costs. Fast Turnaround.
Call or visit the Brookdale® community near you today to learn more. AMBER PARK A Brookdale Managed Community Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 3801 East Galbraith Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 1-888-804-8309 BROOKDALE® PLACE FINNEYTOWN Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 9101 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231 (513) 729-5233 BROOKDALE® PLACE KENWOOD Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 9090 Montgomery Cincinnati, OH 45242 (513) 745-9292 $&"((((%'!#%!
$5,000 Grant is a Limited Time Opportunity
STERLING HOUSE® FAIRFIELD Personalized Assisted Living 2357 Mack Road Fairﬁeld, Ohio 45014 (513) 939-2500
Contact a Cincinnati Federal Loan Officer Today
STERLING HOUSE® SPRINGDALE Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care 11320 Springﬁeld Pike Springdale, Ohio 45246 (513) 772-7878
Mike Bodkin NMLS#619496
Steve Cone NMLS#282837
Melanie Gould NMLS#78185
Tim Jenkins NMLS#267759
Wes Loucks NMLS#619494
Call 574-1212 Come In or Apply On-Line at
Your story continues here... www.brookdaleliving.com $ 7>;& 1&5& :09>#9 0#! 4+ <=-">& (2),/'852%.'%.3.'6*
* Welcome Home Grant Limited Time Only. Some Restrictions Apply. CE-0000544225
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • A3
Residents opposed to rate increases By Theresa L. Herron
Many Clermont County residents believe Duke Energy should not be granted rate increases for electric and natural gas. More than 125 people attended a public hearing Feb. 20 at the Union Township Civic Center to share their thoughts about Duke’s request. The meeting was conducted by a representative from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Comments were received, but no answers to questions were provided. To read the requests, visit the PUCO website: http:/1.usa.gov/ZuGo5z for electric and http://1.usa.gov/VHVJjx for natural gas. Several people spoke against paying for the streetcar project happening in Cincinnati. In a statement emailed Feb. 19, by Blair Schroeder of Duke corporate communications, Duke said, “This provision within the Duke Energy rate case is intended to shelter residents living outside of the jurisdiction making the request from having to pay for a project that yields little benefit to them. So in the case of the streetcar project, if this rider were to be approved, residents living outside of Cincinnati proper would not have cost associated with the streetcar passed along to them. Some people also said Duke is mismanaged. Gary Willey of Stonelick Township and others asked why the Pike electric trucks have been parked outside Holiday Inn & Suites for years. “Why not save money by sending them home,” Wylie asked. Calvin Pauley of Miami Township asked about the smart meters
Mercy Health Physicians Welcomes
being installed. He said they are supposed to cut costs, but his bill just went up. “Duke has money to give away to schools,” Pauley said. “Then why do they need a rate increase? I can’t afford another increase.” Jeff Ashba of Felicity said Duke and their employees have been “good neighbors” to Moscow, especially following the tornado that struck March 2, 2012. But, Moscow has many low-income residents and he asked the PUCO to remember that when considering the rate increase. Belinda Ward of Batavia Township asked why Duke does not tighten their belts like many families were forced to do during this downturn in the economy. “We are at their mercy. We have to have electric. This is not right,” Ward said. “Duke has raised rates eight times since 2006, mostly after storm damage. These increases, when do they end?” Fay Miller of Stonelick Township said it’s getting harder and harder to pay her bills. “We need electric. We have no choice but Duke. As seniors, we cannot afford a rate increase.” Dave Gooch, president of Park National Bank said his business relies on Duke for critical needs, as do their small business customers. “To have a successful community, we need healthy businesses. I appreciate Duke.” Matt Van Sant, president of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, said his organization knows economic development relies on good infrastructure that meets the needs of business. “It’s important to have a utility with a financial model to provide energy at a competitive price,” he said.
Dennis Holderman, MD to Goshen Family Medicine. Dr. Holderman is board certiﬁed in Family Medicine and specializes in the care of infants, children and adults. He is very excited to be part of the Goshen community. Goshen Family Medicine 6722 State Route 132 Goshen, OH 45122 Dr. Holderman is accepting new patients. Please call 513-924-8233 4-8233 to make an appointment today. day.
A4 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
Editor: Theresa Herron, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-7128
ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS
CNE won’t tolerate any bullying By John Seney email@example.com
STONELICK TWP. — Superintendent Ralph Shell says all forms of bullying - including cyberbullying - will not be tolerated at Clermont Northeastern schools. The issue was brought up by a parent at the Feb. 25 school board meeting. Melissa Hoskins said her eighth-grade daughter learned
on Facebook that other girls at CNE Middle School were plotting to involve her in a fight. Hoskins said she reported the incident to school officials and the fight was averted. “We have a big problem with bullying,” Hoskins told the school board. She said school officials need to protect students when they are at school. Shell said he talked with a group of middle school students
the morning before the board meeting. He told the students they have to follow certain rules: » No cell phones will be allowed at school. » If you bad-mouth somebody, you will be accountable. “The consequences are going to be severe,” he said. Shell said students should follow two simple principles: » If you can’t say anything nice about someone, don’t say it.
MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Eighth-grade students from Clermont Northeastern Middle School in December took the Explore test, the middle school version of the ACT. Students who excelled on the test were honored Feb. 25 at the CNE school board meeting. From left are Jamaica Young, Steven Harris, Justin Imholt, Ethan Diemler, Savannah Wills, Victoria Winland, Maggie Bierman, Andrea Johnson and Katie Pelzel. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
St. Ursula Academy engineering students put toothpick bridges to test
St. Ursula Academy students Morgan Voytek of Milford and Julia Porter of Harrison display their toothpick and glue bridge as it holds 30 kilograms of weight. THANKS TO JILL GREVER CAHILL
tures that were still intact were then put to a more stringent test. Were they strong enough to hold the teachers? Three passed the test by staying strong under the weight of teacher Emily Rosen. Two of them held their much taller teacher, Strubbe, with no trouble. In the end, all students could see why some bridge structures were solid and others were wobbly.
“I find important to not only teach the concepts of engineering, but to let the students test those concepts with real world applications,” said Science and Engineering Teacher Strubbe. “The hands-on experience helps make the information more relevant and memorable for the girls.” For more, visit www.saintursula.org.
SCHOOL NOTES Dean’s list
Benjamin Ragusa of Miami Township was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Miami University for the 2012-2013 school year. He is a freshman in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
UC Clermont to hold information sessions
These information sessions about a bachelor’s degree in Applied Administration Information will cover the admissions process, transferring credits, career opportunities and give students a chance to speak to an
adviser. The $50 application fee will be waived for those that attend and apply at the session. The program began in the fall of 2011. This April – the first class of 35 graduates of the program will receive their bachelor’s degree. Sessions in McDonough Hall, Room 205, are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Monday, March 25 and Thursday, April 11. Sessions at UC East are in the East Lobby at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Tuesday, March 26 and Monday, April 8. The two-year program totals 60 semester credits and in-
afraid to tell an adult,” Shell said. He said school principals should be informed of any bullying incident. “If you’re not happy with what the principal does, that’s what I’m here for,” Shell said. “We are not going to tolerate bullying.” School board president Mike Freeman also urged students to report bullying incidents. “Cell phones are going to be the ruination of the nation,” Freeman said.
OUTSTANDING TEST TAKERS
St. Ursula Academy engineering students put their newest lesson to the test when they were challenged to build bridges that could hold at least 30 kilograms of weight by using standard wooden toothpicks and school glue. The students were given an imaginary budget of $300,000 to spend to build their bridge. They could then purchase their materials, toothpicks and glue. Toothpicks cost $1,000 each and glue was $3,500 per gram. Working in teams of two or three, the students used concepts learned in class like patterns, force, compression and tension to help create solid bridge structures. Each structure was tested in class when the teacher, Chuck Strubbe, placed a two-kilogram board on each structure, then added weigh two kilograms at a time for a total of 30. Of the five groups, four structures held. Only one structure failed because it was too tall. The toothpick bridge struc-
» Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. “I can’t control everything, but I can control what students say about others,” Shell Shell said. He said students who have been bullied should immediately report it to an adult. “Tell your children not to be
cludes courses such as: Team building and project facilitation, financial information for managers, workplace ethics, human resource practices, applied statistics, employment law, employee supervision, and leadership theory and practice. The Applied Administration Degree will offer technical specialists career advancement opportunities into supervisory positions, usually in a field where a technical background is essential to understanding the organization. Individual appointments are available. For more information or to RSVP, call 558-6197.
The following students were named to the second quarter honor roll, high honors, for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must have a GPA of 3.75 to 3.99 in at least five classes with no Ds or Fs. Weighted GPA is used for honor roll recognition. Freshmen: Nicole Lynn Barger, Emma Grace Brandewiede, Emma Caroline Brockman, Kara Lucille Buck, Laura Grace Burton, Jacob Tyler Chialastri, Dominic John Dalessandro, Carolyn Odette Dalziel, Jacob Martin Debra, Gianna Marie Di Silvestro, Kaitlyn Ashley Dwenger, Elena Ferguson, Madison Paige Flynn, Taylor Lynn Foster, Sophia Marisa Fremont, Colleen Louise Grimm, Aria K Haven, Tabitha Lynn Hayes, James Denis Korzan, Jordan Dixon Latham, Ryan Peter Luttmann, Brianna Mihaela Mcculley, Jensen Mae Mills, Sarah Lynn Moeller, Maya Barbara Pentecost, Carlos Enrique Perez-Oviedo, Kiera Nakole Peterson, Liam Thomas Powers, William Spencer Presley, Megan Nicole Proctor, Mariana Mirkos Proffitt, Makayla Aris Reichert, Hailey Morgan Schraer, Summer Christy Simmons, Moriah Eden Slaughter, Jonathan Michael Snider, Ryan Paul Todys, Hannah Mae White, Mark Thomas Wilfong, Evan Michael Willoughby, Matthew William Zwilling Sophomores: Jacob John Behrens, Natalie Andrea Brady, Matthew James Carter, Justin Clark, Sydney Alysse Connor, Rachel Marie Danahy, Makenzie August Doherty, Spencer Height Alan Gillings, Timothy Wesley Goodyear, Anna Guo, Andrew Richard Hall, Alex Patricia Hensley, Andrew Michael Holloway, Elizabeth Maria House, Ethan Huss, Lillian Kim Koczwara, Alexandra Elizabeth Mason, Lindsey Matulis, Justin Bryce Mcmullen, Alyssa Jane Owens, Darci Ponchot, Amber Nicole Powers, Megan Kate Pritchett, Zachary Thomas Remm, Billie Jo Richardson, Kelly Mackenzie Shaffner, Ian David Smith-Frenkiel, Michael Swensen, Shania Marie Taylor, Rebecca Marie Waits, Jackson Young Juniors: Noah Simeon Anderson, Samuel David Bailey, Ryan Jefferson Barringer, Grace Hutton Brown, Lauren Eva Marie Brownfield, Emily Kay Bryant, Caitlin Paige Cassidy, Miranda Nicole Dickerson, Alexander Michael Hahn, Casey Gray Harris, Tyler Troy Helton, Caroline Marie Hester, Andrew Michael Jaquillard, Alexander Peter Jofriet, Mackenzie Margaret Kern, Emily Marie Kozel, Lucy Marie Limke, Joseph Bardwell Luke, Nicolas Widder Marques, Brooke Elizabeth Mcdonald, Thomas Robert Moore, Emilyn Aren Pena, Kathleen Tirese Perry, Madison Montgomery Pullins, Elizabeth Ann Sanchez, Benjamin Theodore Saulnier, Emily Rose Schulte, Lauren Alexandra Sester, Autumn Nicole Smith, Olivia Patrice Mae Sutton, Leslie Diane Termuhlen Seniors: Katherine Elizabeth Ackerman, Catherine Emma Brokenshire, Rebecca Marie Burton, Heather Marie Clarson, Austin Alyse Coleman, Richard Mitchell Connor, Emily Ann Coughlin, Beatrice Helen Craycraft, Amanda Marie Darling, Michael Andrew Emerson, Brennan Patrick Farrell, Laura Emily Fend, Kristina Marie Garcia, Taylor Edward Hawks, Haley Alexis Hollingsworth, Andrew Eric Koch, Zachery Francis Malec, Cayla Noelle Martin, Sammantha Marie Mcclughen, Morgan Taylor Messeder, Connor William Moroney, Emily Mae Osborne, Inna Michelle Phillips, Samantha Mae Rose, Hannah Cecilia Schweinefus, Andrea Marlene Stover, Desiree Autumn Winchester, Joseph William Zurschmiede
MULBERRY ELEMENTARY The following students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.
HIGH HONORS Fourth grade: Sarah Adams, Jacob Bateman, Jaquelyn Bean, Ansley Bell, Praneel Bhandari, Amit Bharathan, Adithya Bharathan, Hector Camacho, Madalyn Cooper, Natalie Earl, Cailey Fritz, Benjamin Hornsby, Neil Johnson, Jack Laing, Alayna Lee, Chase Lemle, Elijah Litton, Blake Marcin, Parker Morgan, Juan Ortiz-Rivera, Drew Rawlins, Matthew Ridsdale, Spencer Turner Fifth grade: Kristen Bales, Caden Barraco, Taylor Collett, Ava Cook, Sophia Daniels, Dylan Hacker, Mikenna Haywood, Reddick Herbert, Austin Hicks, Garrett Hornsby, Kaylee Jones, Jonah Kolik, Emalyn Kuhnell, Olivia Land, Megan Loux, Olivia Loveless, Sean Lyons, Ellie Norris, Tyler Rawlins, Jordan Rieger, Daisy Riek, Isaac Sheldon, Cadence Sneed, Ashley Stamper, Abby Thierauf, Alexis Tipkemper-Sparks, Max Ward, Madison Williams, Garrett Woodward Sixth grade: Darci Akers, Andrea Armstrong, Tyler Babinec, Chase Beuerlein, Kayleigh Bush, Zane Buttram, Emily Cornelius, Brianna Dietrich, Rachel Dolezal, Chase Fisher, Liam Fitzgerald, Isabella Flynn, Alyssa Hargis, Richard Hauke, Ethan Hemming, Jasmine Hodge, Sarah Hodgkins, Savannah Hoffman, Alexis Holland, Andrew Horning, Emily Houser, Victoria Kittrell, Nathan Klick, Bailey Kolb, Jessica Norman, Chase Ott, Eli Pavlyuk, Katherine Perez, Casey Roeder, Erica Sharp, Josiah Slaughter, Haley Smith, Paksenarrion Sneed, Brian Stevens, Hunter Taylor, Kasey Warner, Joshua Wilmes, Charissa Wilson
HONORS Fourth grade: Josie Baker, Jayne Baker, Cassidy Brothers, Doug Bushman, Reagan Cain, Nick Carr, Avery Chialastri, Kay Crabb, Ashley Dalrymple, Corey Day, Camryn Duke, Nick Fischer, Julia Fisher, Casey Gessendorf, Mark Gibson, Olivia Hawk, Jared Jetter, Drake Johnson, Rhyann Johnson, Alanna Jones, Luke LaSelle, Alyssa MaloneLadd, Tyler McDulin, Ryland McGahey, D.J. Messink, Jackson Muldoon, Kaelin Nunner, Haley Page, Izik Pavlyuk, Jenna Paxton, Lorena Sanchez, Olivia Snyder, Florencia Soto, Azyiah Williams Fifth grade: Anthony Bailey, Jazmine Bechtel, Calvin Brandt, Bryce Brown, Brennan Clark, Samantha Cropper, Calvin Dalby, Chloe Fanning, Hunter Frank, Caleb Fritz, Nolan Garland, Joseph Gillum Allyson Grover, Breanna Holford, Hunter Johnson, Trent Kelly, Jack Kline, Lily Knispel, Dajla Luckey, Grace Macke, Sophia Mailloux, Jadyn Mays, Alexis Montalvo, Emma Neal, Paige Riek, Cody Roth, Clay Ruehrwein, Catherine Schutte, Brendon Sears Sixth grade: Alexis Allen, Brooke Avance, Rebekah Beamer, Madison Chinn, Morgan Clawson, Devin Crabb, Megan Foreman, Katelyn Gabbard, Keaton Hahn, Alex Hoefler, Mykkel Holland, Sarah Horsley, Hayden Johnson, Ben Jordan, Michael Kozakiewicz, Lakha Miles, Alex Moore, Alexa Mueller, Myndia Poff, Christopher Ruddy, Tyler Rutter, Emily Stavrakis, Charlie Stegemoller, Cameron Sunderlage, Brooklyn Tankovich, Cameron Tracy, Adriana Wedding, Laney Wieland
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • A5
WELCOME TO THE FIBERHOOD.
per month for 12 months
10 Mbps Internet Service More than 130 crystal-clear channels, with 60+ in HD No activation or installation fees
! Ask about Whole Home DVR and up to 500 GB of storage. You’ll never miss a show! ! Thousands of hours of On Demand movies and shows ! Upgrade to 350 channels, with 100+ HD channels including: NBA Network, NFL Network, NHL Network® and MLB Network®
! Stream HD movies, music and more ! Watch over 4,000 live sporting events a year with ESPN3 online ! Ask how to get the fastest Internet in town†
Visit our stores
*Limited-time offer. The availability of Fioptics TV and Internet service is dependent on service address. Advertised bundle includes Preferred Tier channels and High-speed Internet access (up to 10 Mbps). Monthly price reverts to standard service pricing after 12-month promotional bundle price of $79.99 monthly expires. Fioptics TV and access to HD channels requires a set-top box per TV at an additional $5.99–$7.99/month per box. Subscription cancellation will result in equipment charge if not returned to Cincinnati Bell. Additional features, taxes, government fees and surcharges are additional to the package price. SKYFALL© 2012 Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation, Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved. †Fastest Internet in town claim is based on comparison of Fioptics 100 Mbps service to Time Warner Cable’s and Insight Communications’ highest advertised speeds as of 10/1/12. CE-0000542125
A6 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
Editor: Melanie Laughman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-248-7573
HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL
Attitude change leads to winning season for Warriors By Tom Skeen email@example.com
Brennan Farrell of Milford takes it right up the heart of the Loveland defense in a 56-52 loss Dec. 14. Farrell was named first-team All-ECC after averaging more than 13 points this season. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Underachieving Eagles close season
By Tom Skeen firstname.lastname@example.org
MILFORD — Sometimes a team’s win total can be misleading. That was exactly the case for the Milford Eagles boys basketball team this season. Their 15 wins ties for the second most in the 11 years Joe Cambron has been coach, but it could be one of the most disappointing seasons in those 11 years. “The description I would say (about our season) is I think we underachieved on the court and overachieved off the court,” Cambron said. He means it was a season where his kids posted a 3.2 grade point average and there were no discipline issues, but the expectations were higher for his team and stretched beyond losing to Mason 55-46, Feb. 22 in the first-round of the sectional tournament.
“As a coach I’ll take responsibility for that but I think we all realized that we underachieved,” the 11-year coach said. “… A lot of coaches would tell me to shut up (after winning 15 games), but I think we had higher expectations.” The Eagles ended the season 15-8 and were playing as well as they had all season following a 74-67 upset victory over Springboro Feb. 5, but weren’t able to ride the hot streak into the postseason. “We never had a full, complete nine or 10 games in a row where it clicked,” Cambron said. One of the bright spot this season was the play of guard Brennan Farrell. The senior averaged 13.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, which was good enough to earn him first-team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference honors. “I knew he would lead us in scoring; it was not a surprise,”
Cambron said. “He had some really good games, he really did.” The Eagles graduate eight seniors and while most would be worried, Cambron is looking forward to the new challenge. “The reality is it’s like starting over,” he said. “… The one benefit of having that many seniors is experience, but the downfall is guys accept their role and don’t fight and battle every day and every second to play.” After a 16-5 season from the Eagles’ freshmen team and the junior varsity squad going 18-4, Cambron knows there are some hungry players out there who will chomp at the bit to put on a varsity jersey next season. “I think the younger kids realize there is a whole lot of (playing) time and varsity jerseys waiting for somebody,” Cambron said. “The excitement of a new team is exciting for the coaches as well.”
GOSHEN — It wasn’t just talent that led the Goshen Warriors basketball team to improve their win total by eight games from a season ago. Coach Scott Wake saw an attitude change from his guys that helped them to a13-10 record and a second-place finish in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division. “I was happy where we ended up,” Wake said. “The group turned it around from where we were last year. The main guys went through a frustrating year last year and put in the time and effort to change things.” While Wake had just four seniors, most of his team’s production came from those four. Ryan Ashcraft, Alex Edwards, Nick Messer and Kyle Wake combined for 33.6 points and 22.3 rebounds per game for the Warriors. “They are an enjoyable group,” their coach said. “… Part of the issue last year was they just didn’t care too much about winning or losing and they just went through the motions. They changed, wanted to have a good year and their effort and competitiveness changed. All that had to do with their will to do it.” While Goshen won its final two games of the regular season and had some momentum rolling into the postseason, the guys ran into a hot Wyoming team who had won five of its final eight regular season games. The Cowboys jumped all over the Warriors early on their way to a 66-39 victory in the opening round of the sectional tournament Feb. 23 to bring Goshen’s season to a disappointing end. “(Wyoming) came out pretty aggressive and we came out our typical selves and had to ease our way in (to the game),” Wake said of the season-ending loss. “We turned the ball over 20 times and you just can’t give a team 20 extra possessions.” Now it’s time for the Warriors to start thinking about next season. With nearly twothirds of their scoring gone to graduation, Wake will look to junior Austin Smith to step into the leadership role. Smith was third on the team with 10 points per game and led the Warriors in steals and assists.
Ryan Ashcraft of Goshen takes a shot from the top of the key during a 54-50 victory over Williamsburg. Ashcraft led the Warriors in scoring this season with 14.3 points per game. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Goshen’s Nick Messer gets in behind the Bethel defense and makes them pay as the Warriors lost to Bethel-Tate 59-57 this season. The senior averaged 11.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this season. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
“Most everything was done by our seniors,” Wake said. “We didn’t have a lot of points or rebounds off the bench. … Right now I don’t know. We are going to be pretty inexperienced again next year.”
Austin Ernst of McNicholas puts up a jumper. The senior finished with nine points and six steals in the loss. TOM SKEEN/ COMMUNITY PRESS
McNicholas' Mark Hoke puts up a tough layup over a Taft defender. Hoke finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists in the loss TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS
Rockets disabled McNicholas’ season came to an end Feb. 27 in a 70-60 loss to Taft in the Division II sectional semifinals at Mason High School. The Rockets finish the season 13-11.
McNicholas senior Richie Day puts up a shot under the basket around two Taft defenders. Day led the Rockets with 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS
SPORTS & RECREATION
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • A7
Frueauf, Sizemore take state titles Fruey” dispatched opponents from Shaker Heights, BrecksvilleBroadview Heights, Painesville Riverside and Maple Heights to bring home the hardware. Frueauf won his final over Devin Revels 12-3. Moeller’s first title of the night came earlier courtesy of 160-pounder Dakota Sizemore. He defeated opponents from Amherst Steele, Massillon Perry, Oregon Clay and Brecksville-Broadview Heights’ Quinton Hiles 9-3. Quinton Rosser was in the 182-pound weight class with his friend from Loveland, Gunner Lay. The two competitors went to overtime in the semifinals with Rosser prevailing 11-9. “He has a style where all of his matches are close,” Gaier said. “He’s such a hard worker and he’s in great shape.” In his title match, Rosser lost to three-time state champion Domenic Abounader of Lakewood St. Edward 13-6 to take second. The key to Moeller’s success has often been related less to physical technique and more toward mental capacity. “A lot of good kids don’t reach their potential because they get a little too worked up over this week,” Gaier said. “The goal is get their minds right and get them relaxed to where they’re not
By Scott Springer email@example.com
KENWOOD — Unlike most schools, it takes more than one vehicle to transport Moeller High School’s state qualifying wrestlers to Columbus each year. Their high has been 11, seven advanced last year and this meet featured nine of the “Mighty Men” wrestling in the Schottenstein Center. Four Crusaders came to Columbus as district champions: Sophomore Conner Ziegler at 113 pounds, senior Andrew Mendel at 132, junior Jerry Thornberry at 195 and junior Chalmer Frueauf at 220. Also getting the chance to head north were freshman Jacoby Ward at 120, sophomore Connor Borton at 126, senior Wyatt Wilson at 152, junior Dakota Sizemore at 160 and junior Quinton Rosser at 182. “We definitely have a good mix,” Gaier said. It’s tough to predict the outcome of a competition featuring the best of the best, but Gaier felt heading into March that 220pound Chalmer Frueauf had the best path to a state crown. As a freshman and sophomore, Frueauf took fourth place. “He’s been dominant this year,” Gaier said. Coming into the Columbus 32-1, Frueauf lived up to his billing. The one known as “Baby
Moeller's Dakota Sizemore celebrates after winning the state championship at 160 pounds. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE
Moeller’s Chalmer Frueauf smiles as he watches time wind down when he defeated Devin Revels of Maple Heights in the championship final at 220 pounds. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE
over-analyzing things.” At 113 pounds, sophomore Conner Ziegler was in a competitive bracket, but was back for a second year as a state qualifier. Ziegler took sixth place. At 132 pounds, senior Andrew Mendel was also a sixth-place contestant in his final trip to Columbus. At 120 pounds, freshman Jacoby Ward took eighth place in his first varsity year, just as his older brother, Joey, did in 2009 (then for Goshen). Junior Jerry Thornberry also had an eighth-place finish at 195 on the podium. “He didn’t make it last year and I think that was a good motivator for him,” Gaier said. “It’s the best time of the year,” he said. “It’s a reward for the kids and their hard work.”
March Meowness 2013! March 1st – 10th Adoption fees are just
for all cats and kittens! ALL ADOPTIONS INCLUDE VACCINATIONS, SPAY/NEUTER/VET CHECKS, MICROCHIPS AND TESTING FOR FIV/FELINE LEUKEMIA! WITH EVERY ADOPTION, ADOPTERS RECEIVE A GIFT BAG FILLED WITH TREATS, TOYS & MORE! The League for Animal Welfare reserves the right to refuse any adoption.
Special thanks to
Highland Heights Animal Hospital for sponsoring March Meowness!
4193 Taylor Rd Batavia, OH 45103 WWW.LFAW.ORG CE-0000546926
Louiso Feed & Seed
Your Next Purchase
Minimum $30 purchase.
Excludes Scott’s 4 Step Program. Exp. 4/15/13
Hunter’s Seminar 10am Food Plot and Management *special pricing on products
Louiso Feed & Seed
Pet Nutrition Seminar for Dogs & Cats 10am
– Hosted by Dr. Gary’s Best Breed
Scott’s 4 Step Program $155. (Plus $45 mail-in rebate thru 4/30/13) 15,000 sq.ft. bags
(while supplies last. Offer cannot be combined with 10% off coupon)
GRUB EX FOR $29 PER BAG
start Thursday March 7th!!!
1223 Old State Route | 74 Batavia OH 45103 513-271-5665 • louisofeedseed.com
FAMILY PET CENTER
((513) 513) 6 688-7700 88-7 7700 Quality Residential Plumbing Service at a Price
“We treat your pet like family”
Check Out Our Complete Line of Pet Supplies & Services!
You Can Afford!
Sump Pump Battery Backup System
• Water Heater Repair/ Replacement • Sump Pump Repair/ Replacement • Drain Cleaning • General Plumbing CE-0000544744
• Over 50 b brands dog ffoods d off d d • Boarding • Day Care • Grooming • Training • Pet Supplies Also Carrying Wild Bird Supplies and Food
www.FamilyPetCenter.com 6666 Clough Pike | (513) 231-7387(PETS) Mon.-Fri. 7-7 • Sat. 9-5• Sun. 12-5
VIEWPOINTS A8 • MILFORD-MIAMI ADVERTISER • MARCH 6, 2013
Editor: Theresa Herron, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-7128
EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
you budget for an increase in revenues without knowing for sure they would materialize, you Robert would be a Dollenmeyer bad business owner and COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST probably COLUMNIST wouldn’t last long doing business like that. If these government programs have already hired or increased staff or ordered more items in
advance of these budget increases, then they are bad managers. They need fired along with the people who made these baseline budget deals years ago that give all the government agencies automatic increases in their budgets every year whether they need them or not. We need to be decreasing their budgets instead of increasing them, and making them accountable for their spending. There won’t be any decisions about whether to starve a poor child, or a handicapped child, as Obama said in his
remarks at the Newport News shipyard Monday. There will be some cuts here and there, but, not catastrophic as he suggests with the “meat cleaver” way these cuts are going to be taking place, that he, by the way, agreed to a couple years ago and signed into law. All his remarks are designed to scare the people into calling their congressmen and senators to stop it so he can get more tax increases and more taxpayer money to spend.
Robert Dollenmeyer lives in Milford.
CH@TROOM Feb. 27 question Do you think the U.S. Supreme Court should decide to eliminate the $123,200 political contribution cap placed on an individual donor during an election cycle? Why or why not?
“I don’t know why it matters. Politicians at the federal and state level (and perhaps even lower) only care about wealthy folks and lobbyists for large corporations, for large nonprofits like hospitals and universities, and for unions anyway. “They use that money every few years to try to get re-elected and then give the average Joe and Joanne lip service to trick them into getting their vote. Sorry to be so cynical, but that is the way it is.” T.H.
“Oh yeah, we can never have enough money in politics. Let’s just add some more dollars to the glutted pocketbooks of our politicians.
NEXT QUESTION State Rep. Ron Maag has proposed raising Ohio’s interstate speed limit to 70 mph. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to email@example.com with Chatroom in the subject line.
“A pox upon us if we allow the lobby’s trough (from which Congress sups) to run dry.” M.E.
“Yes. I think they should cap it at $123,300.” J.G.
“No, I don’t think they should. Ever since the Citizen’s United decision, which allows corporations to be considered people, and opened the flood gates to massive campaign contributions it seems silly to try and limit actual individual people to some arbitrary limit.
“Also I’ve been fortunate that growing up in Indian Hill we’ve always had the resources to max out our contributions. A way around the individual donation limit is to just make contributions in various family members names, such as wife, children, etc. “There is always a way to game the system and make sure that you get the politicians in office that will do the most for the money.” I.P.
“No. There is a reason for that cap. There are quite few people in this country to whom $123,000 is not a lot of money, and they are willing to invest it into an aspiring politician in order to win his support in the future, should the person need help from the government. It is very close to bribery. “I do not want to be governed by someone who is in office primarily because some extremely wealthy people supported them for their own
“Absolutely not – better reduce it to $123! Democracy is supposed to be one man (person) one vote. It is not supposed to be ‘He who has the most money has the most influence.’ Anything that takes money out of politics is good.” D.R.
“The fact that Congress and a President enacted a law with a limit suggests their desire to prevent the wealthy from determining an election or worse, buying one. But if that’s the case, why cap it at a figure 99 percent of Americans could never consider? “Why not set it at $10,000 and really level the playing field? As to the Supreme Court taking action, I believe the purpose for a cap is a legitimate concern and to affirm a lower cap is in the public’s best interest.” R.V.
Business as usual seems to be costly The Sandy Hook massmurder has both liberals and conservatives yearning for a substantive solution to make our country a safer place. Fortunately, our Constitution protects our freedom and includes provisions for things that were sacrosanct to our founders: The right to bear arms and the separation of church and state. Both of those precepts are inextricably linked as we wrestle to find a solution. Concerning the right to bear arms, is it coincidence that most multiple-victim shootings occur in gun-free zones? Only one public policy has ever been shown to reduce the death rate from such crimes is where laws don’t restrict concealed carry. Wouldn’t a prudent first step be to legalize concealedcarry laws in all places in all states? As we consider this, we need to keep in mind, a criminally insane man, who was actually denied the purchase of a gun, used legally-owned weapons of another, to break in through a school window, then kill children and adults, where adults were not armed to shoot back. As regards the separation of
church and state, almost everyone who came to America did so in search of religious freedom. How James ironic that our Anderson leadership COMMUNITY PRESS quickly turned GUEST COLUMNIST to God, almost begging us to pray. Over my lifetime, God has been systematically removed from every meaningful place in America. Yet, when we look for answers and find none, we are instructed by our leaders to pray? Our society has evolved, thanks largely to the intellectual revolution of technology, science and fact-based learning. At the same time, our economy has hurt American families today, requiring both parents work in order to make ends meet. That leaves our inactive children home alone where they become obsessed with video games and movies that may subconsciously encourage violence and rage. With more than half of American families divorcing, how are their offspring to gain
ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: clermont@community press.com. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: Milford-Miami Advertiser, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The MilfordMiami Advertiser may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms.
insight regarding the potential value of a spiritual relationship? If they aren’t meaningfully exposed to religion at home, how and where will
A publication of
Sequestration does not really mean budget cuts
Since the mainstream media will not report the truth about this sequestration thing, let me tell everyone how it works. The supposed $85 billion in cuts are an imaginary cut. They are cuts to automatic increases that government programs will not get. But, that’s not all. The $85 billion isn’t the total of the automatic increases. So all these entities will still get more than what they have in this budget year. And to put this into perspective a bit more, lets say you were a business owner. If
they? I submit that teaching the theories of evolution, Higgs boson, other sciences and intelligent design in our schools just might renew the conscience of America. If parents don’t teach their kids the value of religion, why not present it in school and let the children decide between what is right or wrong? No one should be required to pray, nor pledge allegiance to the flag, but making young minds aware of the alternatives is not a bad thing. The costs associated with freedom are obviously significant. However, the costs of “business as usual” are even more significant. Finding a common-sense solution to mass-murder in America requires an integrated review and interpretation of the first two amendments. This would most efficiently be accomplished by states broadening concealed-carry laws, and an executive order directing our court system to provide for less separation of church and state as they interpret legal cases brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
James Anderson lives in Union Township.
394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.communitypress.com
New Enquirer coming March 11 Our sister publication is changing Monday. The Cincinnati Enquirer – like us owned by Gannett Co. Inc. – is changing the size of its publication March 11. It will be one of the first newspapers in the country to be printed in its new, easy-to-hold, easy-to-read size. The new Enquirer will have more and vibrant color, and bolder headlines – the smaller page size allows photos and graphics to have more punch. And you won’t have to turn the page to follow stories as often – fewer stories will “jump” from one page to another page. The news will be the same Marc Emral – the stories will EDITOR’S have in-depth NOTEBOOK reporting, the same coverage the Enquirer has been providing for more than 170 years. Everyone who subscribes to the Sunday edition of The Cincinnati Enquirer will also receive the Monday, March 11, issue free to see the new format. And we will be handing out free newspapers throughout the area that day as a way for you to experience the new way to read The Enquirer. That Monday issue will include a guide to the new Enquirer and an introduction to the Enquirer Media journalists who work to bring you your newspaper each day. This new size newspaper will be something you most likely have never seen before. It’s not a tabloid, and it is not a broadsheet-sized newspaper. It is not even the same size as your Community Press. It is small enough that it is easy to carry around, easy to spread out at your breakfast table and easy to read while sitting at your desk or at home in your recliner. And when you read the new Enquirer, you’ll find all of the coverage you need. Included will be coverage of regional governments; the growing arts scene throughout the area; and of course complete coverage of the Cincinnati Reds as they try to repeat as Central Division champions. If you don’t subscribe, why not give it a try. By subscribing, you can read the Enquirer many ways – in print, on your computer, tablet or phone. And don’t forget to read your Community Press every week. You’ll still find all the community news you need, including what is happening in your schools and your local government. If you have questions, go to Facebook.com/AskTheEnquirer or Twitter.com/AskTheEnquirer. And, once you've seen the new Enquirer, let me know what you think. E-mail me at email@example.com. Marc Emral is a senior editor for Community Press Newspapers. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milford-Miami Advertiser Editor Theresa L. Herron email@example.com, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
The "feed the hungry" event was sponsored by the Owensville Church of Christ and held in the Owensville United Methodist Church. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Feeding the hungry one pellet at a time By Jeanne Houck firstname.lastname@example.org
OWENSVILLE — You could hear them as soon as you stepped into the cavernous gymnasium, where some 150 hair-netted volunteers were working assembly lines of love. They were pouring rice, soy, dried vegetable and vitamin pellets down large funnels with a thunder of clacks. They were filling crackling plastic bags with the pellet mixture and stapling the bags shut with satisfying thunks. They were dropping the plastic bags into boxes taped up with a series of zips and muscling the boxes onto wooden platforms bound for Haiti. The volunteers making the noise - seasoned with neighborly talk and banter - were hard at work in the first of three shifts at a Lifeline Christian MissionABC (All Because of Christ) Food event arranged by the Owensville Church of Christ and held in the Owensville United Methodist Church. Church of Christ members raised nearly $10,000 to buy the bulk food, which can be mixed in hot water and eaten, said Bill Galvin, an elder with the church. “This event is sponsored by the Owensville Church of Christ, but it’s really a community event,” Galvin said.
Bill Galvin, an elder with the Owensville Church of Christ, left, and Ben Simms, executive vice president of Lifeline Christian Mission, with boxes of dried food to be shipped to Haiti. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
“We have high school students, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H clubs and we’re holding the event at the Methodist church, which is across the street (from ours). “We’ll feed about 177 people for a whole year based on this event,” Galvin said. Albert Stahl, 54, of Jackson Township responded this way when asked why he was volunteering his afternoon: “It’s the Christian thing to do, to feed the hungry.” Eight-year-old volunteer Amber Averwater of Owensville said she came because, “I thought it would be fun and I would help a lot of people.” Lifeline Christian Mission, headquartered in Westerville, does about 70 of these food events a year with church-related groups, said Ben Simms, the company’s executive vice president. “I think people enjoy the hands-on aspect of it,” Simms said. “It’s great to go on mission trips and we should all go on one if you can, but it’s great to be able to do something right here in a couple hours and change the life of a orphan in an orphanage somewhere or a kid in school to get a hot lunch.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Owensville.
Albert Stahl of Jackson Township staples plastic bags of dried food shut. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Clermont Crew rows their boat non-gently down the stream By Jeanne Houck email@example.com
AMELIA — Leila Spriggs describes rowing as “the only sport that you can win while sitting on your butt going backwards.” Sports aside, the director of the Clermont Crew said the high school-aged youths on Clermont County’s only rowing team - private or school-sponsored - gain many important things by participating. “Rowing is the ultimate team sport,” said Spriggs, who lives in Batavia Township. “All the rowers in a boat have to work in concert to get the boat to move efficiently. “It is a full-body workout using all the major muscle groups, is low/no impact and it is aerobic,” Spriggs said. Parents can get information about the Clermont Crew, which practices at East Fork Lake, and sign up their children at a meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
The Clermont Crew: Front row, from left: Ben Marquez of Batavia, Randi Daily of Loveland, Christine Foster of Batavia, Ana Absalon of Anderson Township, Lindsey Marquez of Batavia, David Towell of Anderson Township, Anita Imwalle of Batavia and Anna Musselman of Amelia. Back row, from left: Chris Bak of Pierce Township, David Lajoye of Bethel, Josh Bradford of Bethel, Coach Paul Schmid of Mt. Lookout, Molly Kidwell of Batavia, Justin Wright of Union Township, Daria Hofman of Batavia, Ricky Vandegrift of Bethel, Ashley Collins of Union Township, Emily Anno of Batavia, Abe Mancino of Bethel, Jake Archer of Batavia and Assistant Coach Cameron Smith. PROVIDED
26, at the East Fork State Park office. Cost is $400 for the spring season. Do it, recommends one of the Clermont Crew rowers,13-year-
old Lindsey Marquez of Batavia, who is homeschooled. “I feel like I have an extended family with the crew,” Marquez said. “Everyone is very supportive of each other
because we have to work together to successfully get over the finish line.” And the Clermont Crew does work. During the school year, the rowing team practices after school and weekends at a boathouse on the south side of East Fork State Park, near the beach area. Paul Schmid of Mt. Lookout is head coach of the Clermont Crew, formed in 2001, and has several assistants. Last fall, the rowing team had 19 paddle pushers. “Any student in grades nine through 12 in Clermont County can row with our crew,” Spriggs said. “There are no school-sponsored rowing teams in Clermont County and only one in the Greater Cincinnati area, at Cincinnati Country Day School” in Indian Hill. Lindsey Marquez has a 15year-old brother, Ben Marquez, who also is a member of the Clermont Crew.
He’s a sophomore at Batavia High School and said he enjoys rowing because, “with the help and support of my coach and fellow crew members, I have been able push myself physically further than I thought I would ever had been able to.” Their mother, Sandy Marquez, says her children enjoy outdoor sports like kayaking and climbing rather than the typical school fare. “(Joining the Clermont Crew) hasn’t been an easy climb for either of my children because it is a highly demanding sport, but the team camaraderie and excellent coach support has kept them trying,” Marquez said. “The crew is a great mixture of students from surrounding schools. “This mixture seems to help the group avoid those cliques that can be often found in teenage groups,” Marquez said. Get more information by visiting www.clermontcrew.net.
B2 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 7 Drink Tastings Harmony Hill Wines Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, With wine specialist Bill Skvarla, owner and winemaker at Harmony Hill Winery; appetizers by Two Chicks Who Cater and music by Jeff Folkens on trumpet and Summy Hagerman on guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. For seniors. Free. Presented by SilverSneakers. 947-7344. Union Township.
Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Share cup of coffee or tea with friends who enjoy watching birds. Ages 21 and up. Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Scouts tap tree, help with sugaring work and sample maple syrup right off evaporator. Need 10 scouts minimum to register. Price varies by number of scouts and chaperons. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Nature Knowledge Series: Spring Wildflowers of Ohio, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Sneak peak as spring woods come to life with vibrant blooms, presented by John Howard. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Menu includes fish and shrimp platters, bake fish, fish sandwich, order of shrimp, mac and cheese, French fries, coleslaw and desserts. Free meal given away each night; winners do not have to be present. Benefits veterans in hospital or nursing home. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Includes fish, shrimp, sides, desserts and drinks. Carryout available. Presented by Men of St. Joseph. 734-4041. Bethel. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, 704 Old Ohio 74, Haddock, cod, shrimp and chicken platters. All side dishes are homemade: coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and french fries. Dine in or carryout. $7. 383-1178; www.mtcarmelsocialclub.com. Union Township. Goshen United Methodist Fish
Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken or shrimp dinners and side items. A la cart pricing available. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $11 all-you-can-eat; $9 adults, $4 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; www.goshenmethodist.org. Goshen. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Boy Scout Troop 452 Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Main entrees including choice of baked or fried fish, cheese pizza, grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese. All meals include two sides, dessert and drink. Children’s menu available. Carryout available. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. $8.25, $6.25 children. 752-2080. Withamsville. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, fries, mac and cheese, baked potato, homemade broccoli cheese or potato soup, slaw, salad or cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carry out. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford. Holy Trinity Church Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity, Connelly Hall, 725 Wood St., Fish with sides and drink, homemade desserts, split-the-pot and more. $4-$9. Presented by Holy TrinityBatavia. 732-2218, ext. 112. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 388-4466; www.ihom.org. Anderson Township.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.
Music - Country Tana Matz, 7:30-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; www.greenkayakmarket.com. New Richmond.
Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Taking place in New York City in 1922, play tells story of young Millie Dillmount who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. $15. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 443-4572; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Benefits Remembering Tony Wojo Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Remembering Tony Wojo Scholarship Fund. Spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, birthday cake/ dessert and soda plus cash bar, split-the-pot, raffles and live acoustic music. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. $8, $4 children 10 and younger. Presented by Remembering Tony Wojo. 528-9909; www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org/ Tonywojo. Mount Carmel.
Craft Shows Spring Fling Vendor/Crafter Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Great Hall. Vendor/ crafter fair with shopping, bake sale, food and raffle. Benefits
breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. For seniors. Free. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Withamsville.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6. 2374574. Amelia. Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia.
Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Mulberry, 1093 Ohio 28, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Mulberry.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Art & Craft Classes
The Remembering Tony Wojo Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74. The dinner benefits the Remembering Tony Wojo Scholarship, administered through Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation. SSgt Mark Anthony “Tony Wojo” Wojciechowski was a Marine from Union Township who was killed in Iraq. The cost is $8, $4 for children 10 and younger. RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, call 528-9909 or visit www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation.org/Tonywojo. THANKS TO TERESA DILLINGER. spring mission trip to New Jersey to help Restore the Shore. Free admission. 252-5343. Milford.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $5. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 2374574. Amelia.
Music - Acoustic The Dishes, 7:30-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Featuring MJ Stallings and Heather Buckley. Free. 843-6040; www.facebook.com/ greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.
Nature Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover the many volunteer opportunities available including teaching youth, leading hikes, working outdoors and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township. Ohio Young Birders Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Ages 12-18, or younger based on interest. Hiking and watching birds. $10 online preregistration required to join. 831-1711. Union Township. Maple Syrup Making and Guided Sugarbush Tours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Experience process of producing liquid gold from maple sap. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Sugaring Off Festivities, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Celebrate last day of boiling, including maple seed toss activities, maple leaf cookie decorating, measuring sugar content in sap, storytelling, maple-themed refreshments and snacks and more. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Fire-n-Food at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Families bring lunch to cook over fire. For Children ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.
On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 4434572; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page.
Runs / Walks Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.
Shopping Miami Township Art Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Local artists display and sell art in variety of media such as paintings, wood working, jewelry, photography and more. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
3-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Opportunity for families to visit classroom, meet Ms. Tisha and Ms. Kristen and learn about preschool program. Free. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 3-5:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 4434572; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.
Recreation Men’s Open Basketball, 6:309:30 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mount Zion Road, Facilitated by Bruce Brunetti. Men ages 25 and up. $40. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. Through March 17. 248-3727. Miami Township.
Art & Craft Classes
MONDAY, MARCH 11
Practical Origami, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature Shop. With Ann Mawicke. Hands-on class on Japanese art of paper folding. Ages 18 and up. $30, $15 members. Registration required. 965-4241; cincynature.org. Union Township.
Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.
Nature Hands-on Nature: Nature Painting, 1-2 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 the Playscape. Free for members, nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. The Seasonal Naturalist: Spring, 1-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bill Creasey, chief naturalist, shares basics of what to observe in this season of rebirth as you explore spring woods and fields. Ages 18 and up. $20, $10 members. Registration required by March 3. 831-1711. Union Township. Nature Preschool Open House,
Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Learn latest line dances along with some old favorites in high-energy class for adults. $6. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township.
Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 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. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 3-4 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Fellowship Hall. Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative
Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.
Clubs & Organizations Members’ Astronomy Club, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. With naturalist Sheila Riley. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Dining Events 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. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
Education Beyond Word Processing, 7-9 p.m., Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Enhance computer skills. Includes spreadsheet activity, calculating data and creating signs and greeting cards. Ages 18 and up. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Milford.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.
Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.
Nature Members’ Camera Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Both amateur and professional photographers learn and share knowledge. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Free. 947-7344. Union Township.
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B3
Make salad dressing, granola during maple season Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Put a piece of parchment on large cookie sheet (about 15 inches by 12 inches). Spray parchment. Pour coating over oat mixture. Pour onto pan and pat down evenly and firmly. This is important to make the granola chunk up later. Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool and break into chunks. I use an offset spatula. This granola also makes a delicious cereal, no sugar needed! Rita says this maple granola recipe is her chunkiest yet. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD
that’s not too heavy” and a request for “one more recipe for chunky granola.” I’ve shared my original recipe for chunky granola before but have an even chunkier one today.
Maple and balsamic salad dressing
Serve over mixed greens or baby spinach with thinly sliced apples or strawberries, thinly sliced red onion and feta cheese. Good served with a sprinkling of candied or honeyed nuts on top. Check out my blog for that recipe. Whisk together: ⁄3cup white balsamic
vinegar or rice wine vinegar 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or to taste (For testing, I used Kroger Private Selection ) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil
Chunky maple granola
I was at first going to call this “Bible granola” since so many ingredients are mentioned in the Bible. This is my chunkiest yet – really good chunks but remember, you will always have some flaking. Be careful when breaking apart. Step by step photos are
on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Mix together: 4 cups old fashioned oats 11⁄2cups sliced almonds or favorite nuts 1 cup mixed seeds: your choice of sesame, flax, millet, chia, hemp or sunflower seeds (see Rita’s tip)
Whisk together and add the smaller amount listed at first, then taste and add more if you like.
Tip from Rita’s kitchen
You can use any combo of seeds, even all sunflower. Millet gives a delicious crunch and contains protein and iron. Chia, like flax, is a great source of Omega 3s, but doesn’t have to be ground to get the benefit. It also absorbs a lot of water and curbs the appetite. Hemp is not what you think, it comes from a completely different plant. Huge amounts of Omega 3s and protein there, too.
Can you help?
⁄2to 2⁄3cup light brown sugar 1 ⁄2cup extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2cup maple syrup or honey 2-3 teaspoons vanilla 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt
Free tax prep offered for seniors processing of tax refunds. Clermont Senior Services is partnering with AARP to help older adults in Clermont County. Free tax preparation is available at two of our lifelong learning centers. You must make an appointment. No walk-ins are accepted. And you must call the site you want to attend for help. They do not schedule for each other. The locations are as follows. » Fridays at our Union Township Senior Center located in the Union Township Civic Center, call 513-947-7333. » Thursdays at our Miami Township Center located in the lower lever of the Miami Township Civic Center, call 513-536-
4160. You must leave a message at this number and someone with AARP will return your call. Please do not call the senior center or the township. They do not have the appointment schedule. This service is for individuals only (no businesses) with uncomplicated tax returns. An hour is scheduled for each person. Please bring your information with you.
Professional teachers and loving parents working hand-inhand to educate our children.
For more information
or call 513-588-4975 to schedule a tour!
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
New Items Arriving Daily | Open: Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm • Sunday 1pm - 5pm www.VerbargsFurniture.com • Facebook.com/Verbargs
Furniture, Accessories and Everyday Value.
Quality Builders Remodeling Call to schedule your FREE estimate today!
Lifetime Warranty Available Expires 3/31/13
Bath Tub & Tile Reglazing Tile Regrouting & Sealing LIFE TIME WARRANTY
Loren (513) 625-4450 Or Roland (513) 797-4859
General Remodeling • Replacement windows Vinyl Siding • Gutters • Room additions Concrete work • Backhoe Service Electrical, new wiring & rewire, service upgrades 3047 St. Rt. 131 Batavia, OH 45103 Serving Clermont County and surrounding area for over 35 years
30 Day Trial 300 30 Day Triaal 300 Day Trial 30 Dayy Trial 3300 Day Trial 30 Day Triaal 300 Day Trial 30 Dayy Trial 3300 Day Trial 30 Day Triaal 300 Day Trial 30 Dayy Trial 3300 Day Trial 30 Day Triiaal 300 Day Call today y for a Trial 30 Daayy Trrial i 30 Day Trial 330 Day Trial 30 Daay Trial 30 Dayy Triial OR 300 Day Trial 30 3 Day Trial 30 Daay Trial 30 Day Triial Only one offer valid per new member. 3300 Day Trrial ial 330 Day Tria ial 300 Dayy Get
1912 Ohio Pike • Amelia • 513-797-5000
Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
Now Offering New Group Class! S.T.A.C.’ed
Fresh Market pound cake clone – Sue H. wanted to make this vanilla pound cake at home. I bought one and detected vanilla plus some artificial flavors in there as well. My palate tells me it’s butter flavor. I’ll work on a clone as soon as I get time. Jumbo bakery-style chewy chocolate chip cookies clone – I shared recipes a while back. Laura D. said these were a hit at home. She will be mailing a batch and let us know how they fare through the mail.
2 Week Free Trial
Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.
• Affordable Price • Allows Parental Participation in Classroom 360 Robin Avenue (off of Oak St.)
in ! Us too t i d s Vi woo n e K
10 Thirty Day Trial
uals across the country have had their taxes successfully prepared through Linda Tax-Aide. Eppler AARP Tax-Aide is COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST a program COLUMNIST of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 Form and the more standard of the schedules, including Schedules A and B. Electronic filing (e-filing) is offered with no charge to the taxpayer. E-filing ensures more accurate tax returns and faster
Tax time can be stressful. Your mail becomes clogged with forms and important documents to sort and keep in a safe place. Perhaps you sold a home or conducted financial business that requires reporting. It can seem overwhelming, but at least you can get help and there’s no cost to you. Did you know that each year AARP TaxAide, http://bit.ly/hr6KjM, volunteers assist thousands of people with free tax preparation? The program offers free tax preparation at thousands of sites, generally at libraries and senior centers, from February through April each year. AARP’s Tax-Aide program is, in fact, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax preparation service. Since 1968, more than 50 million low- to middle-income individ-
Immaculate Heart of Mary’s cole slaw recipe for their fish fries. I misplaced the name of the reader who wanted it, but found out it is indeed made from scratch. I’ve got a call in to the church so we’ll see.
My friend Laura Noe and I were chatting a couple of weeks ago. She and husband Oakley were having their maple trees tapped for the annual pancake breakfast Rita at Pattison Heikenfeld Park here RITA’S KITCHEN in Clermont County. Laura had me so enthused about tapping maple trees that I’m determined next year to tap ours. Actually, we did tap our trees when my boys were little, but had no idea just how to go about it and I recall we got so little sap that we just stuck our fingers in it and tasted it raw. Tapping maple trees is an ancient art. Laura told me tapping should be done in mid to late winter – nights in the 20s and days sunny and in the 40s – so it’s a timely venture. Our Tristate park districts hold lots of fun maple syrup events for the family, so I hope you take advantage. The recipes requested for this week fell into tune, as well. I had requests for “a different salad dressing for Easter
fast • convenient • affordable
1079 A State Route 28 • In Mulberry Square, near Krogers
B4 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
If you don’t want bees, the Ole Fisherman will take them » Howdy folks, It won’t be long before the honey bees start to swarm. If you have any and don’t want them, give us a call at 734-6980. The Grants Farm and Greenhouses have plenty of honey bee supplies. Their phone number is 6259441. Danny keeps going down into Kentucky to get more supplies. Now is the time to be pruning fruit trees and getting bee boxes ready for spring. The bee folks have lost hives. We have lost some, too. We went to the Cincinnati Eye Institute to have the cataracts checked in
my eyes. T they checked them good and said come back next year. That is good. George Feb. 22 Rooks was the OLE FISHERMAN Farmers Institute at Buford. There was a good crowd and the music furnished by the Central Ohio Opry Country Classic group was good. This group plays there at the old school every first and third Saturday of the month. The institute is
always opened with prayer and the pledge to the flag and then closed with prayer. This is the way it should be. The folks seem to appreciate this way of opening and closing the event. There are a couple more Farmers Institutes. I was told one is up in Ohio that has a two-day event. A person needs tickets to get into that one back in a corn field. If any of you would like to join the Farmers Institute and help them, you can give Lynette a call at (937) 446-2733. Last Sunday night, Chessy wouldn’t come in when we got ready to go
to bed. So at 3:18 I was up and she was setting at the door. So I let her in and she got on the bed and slept by my side until we got up that morning. We moved the bird feeders up under the edge of the roof, so it is hard for her to catch a bird now. Ruth Ann said for me to look out of the window. On the clothesline, there sat a squirrel looking at the feeders that were on a post trying to figure how to get to them. We were watching a program on R.F.D. television this morning named the Gentle Giants. These are the big work horses,
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD
CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY
CALVARY ALLIANCE CHURCH
!2$5!. #1!+$& 0$+"/&!,+ %"*-("
“Encircling People with God’s Love”
Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM
RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services
SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE
Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs
MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH
2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities www.monumentsbaptist.org
CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net
Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm
Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia
EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052
Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;
THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN
Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm
Reaching the Heart of Clermont County
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565
Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study
9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm
LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189
Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm
ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org
Saint Peter Church
1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor
Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org
- *:'7) 6& ,67/'856232" 37) /23)!/!673: 1/":'14 %!/# 3 2':'+37/ 8'113$' &62 /6)3"9 6143)4$ 2 *%":,4)8+3 *%14/% ,14"8' (09#! &743%"5 -)4."/)
Sunday Morning 10:00AM
Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care
BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director
*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon
25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.
Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org
EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net
Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services
Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH
GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142
We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm www.LCchurch.tv
Cincinnati Fox19 @ 11am Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555 www.LCchurch.tv
A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450
PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am
TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm
360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH
www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net
PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.
5*5 7, 1>34%#% 9",) 1#8>64%" "044 )2/.%#1 %2+/. 74;:="4&+ 0+**!' 7:%"4&+ .4'/ -+2*4' ( 554' 7:%"4& 7$<##6+ -+2*4'
Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages!
A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services
All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)
(:311'1 &62 '+'2" 3$' $26.5
CHURCH OF GOD Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm
Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am
57%"2& 5$9##4 ; +)1( 2'
GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD
BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE
770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739
6/* )-$ 31'!+$&4
Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*
5) <( .4;% :=(* /&C6;4 @8 105'3 ,7# 2C$#&C 4%" &49C ";?$;!6C? #B +>A;?=-
509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm
Trinity United Methodist
7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org
the Suffolk Punches, Percherons, Clydesdales and Belgians. This program sure brings back memories. My Dad had horses and mules. One horse we called Bud. He was from the west and was a good workhorse. When you hooked him single or double, he was fine. We cultivated the garden with him, but if we made him mad, he would tromp the garden plants. When this happened, we took him to the barn and let him simmer down, then go back to cultivating the garden. He was good to run dead furrows in the field. We really didn’t need to use the lines, just say gee or haw. Last Saturday evening at the Bethel United Methodist Church, there was a Cabin Fever Program. There was a great covered dish meal, then several pies and cakes were made and they were sold at silent auction. The money from these items was given to the different things: The Kitchen of Hope, the FreeStore, the Gideons, the City Gospel Mission and the Jackson Kentucky food pantry. The church has a group that goes down to Kentucky once a year and takes things for their food pantry. A total of $470 was collected for these missions. Thanks to all. There was singing by several folks and music by the Blame Bertech fellers. They did a fine job. Everyone enjoyed
Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs
LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said properparties all and ty known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or disposed otherwise Monday, on of 3:00PM. 3/18/13, 1105 Old State Rt. OH Batavia, 74, 45103. M egan Jesus, 1520 Thomaston Dr. Ame45102 Ohio lia, Goods, (Household Furniture, Boxes) 4422 Boggs Alma Glendale Dr. #3 Batavia, Ohio 45103 Goods, (Household Boxes) Cravens Tiffonie 4441 Kitty Lane Batavia, Ohio 45103 Goods, (Household Furniture, Boxes) 4542 Mineer Scott Treeview Ct. Batavia, Ohio 45103 (Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes) Talon Matson 1405 Stonelick Woods Dr. Batavia, Ohio 45103 (Household Goods) Rachael Merice 716 Batavia Cincinnati Pike Apt. 11 Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 (Furniture, Boxes, TV’s or Stereo Equip.) Sarah Kleimeyer 998 Kennedys Lndg Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 (Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes) 1748968
the music. The children sang a couple of songs. Now there were lots of folks dressed differently. Now that sounds like ... well, I don’t know what. There was a skit of three people that looked like they had just got out of the holler into society. One was a jail bird. The judge was having trouble keeping him in jail. They were playing the song, “I’m in the Jailhouse Now.” This skit was done by the Soggy Bottom Gang. The woman was dressed like a “flapper” and the man with her had a big beard. They were pantomiming the song. Then the jail bird would get away from the judge and yodel. His big beard would cover his face, then the judge would get him back in the jail. This was enjoyed by everyone. The pastor looked like he had been tangling with a wild turkey and the turkey had flogged him on the face. But also his wife had the rolling pen around her neck so maybe she got a hold of him. This was a wonderful evening. Mark your calendars for the crappie tournaments this year from the Boars Head Bait shop. The first one is March 24, next April 14, April 21, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, Aug. 18, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. They say on the warm days, the fishermen are catching some great crappie. We are getting anxious to go, but my partner won’t go when it is cold. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.
George Rooks is a retired park ranger.
LEGAL NOTICE Scott Pangallo G58 4001 Jacobs Drive Bethel, OH 45106 Mike Tribble H3 2895 St Rt 133 Bethel, OH 45106 Shawn Owens C10 4712 Beechwood Rd. #4 Cincinnati, OH 45244 Jeffrey Evans G53 & G54 4524 Weiner Lane Apt 13 Cincinnati, OH 45224 Lena Hoop I1 2004 Stonelich Woods Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Stephanie Guenther F21 4578 Foxfire Drive Batavia, OH 45103 Melissa Taylor B16 190 Riverside Drive Apt 2 Batavia, OH 45103 Jonathan Williams E40 6170 Taylor Road Cincinnati, OH 45248. You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 and 4400 State Route 222 Batavia, OH 45103 will be sold for payment due. 1750912 1. Carl Baker F209 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road # 27 Amelia, Ohio 45102 2. Tim Gault P570 111 Shady Lane Amelia, Ohio 45102 3 Tabitha Morrow H260 1010 Tebst Street Parkersburg, W VA. 26101 4. Curt Schmidt J349 644 W. Plane Street Bethel, Ohio 45106 5. Nichole Wright H261 2291 Hurlington Rd. Bethel, Ohio 45106 1001751296
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B5
BRIEFLY Art Expo
MIAMI TOWNSHIP — The an-
nual Art Expo will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Miami Township Community Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Local artists will display and sell their art in a variety of media such as paintings, wood working, jewelry and photography. The winning artist will display their work for one year at the Miami Township Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 248-3727.
The Remembering USMC Staff Sgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski, “Tony Wojo,” Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at American Legion Post 72, 497B Old Ohio 74 in Mt. Carmel. Wojo was a 2002 Glen Este/ Live Oaks graduate who joined the Marine Corps when he was 17. He loved being a Marine and an explosive ordinance disposal technician so much that he was on his third re-enlistment and on his second deployment to Iraq when he was killed in action April 30, 2009. A scholarship was established in Wojo’s memory and fund-raising events like this spaghetti dinner in March and a motorcycle ride in September help the scholarship fund grow. Cost is $8 per person, $4 for children age10 and under. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, birthday cake/dessert and a soda. Also available will be a cash bar, split the pot, raffles and live acoustic music. RSVP to email@example.com.
Cat lovers will want to add March 1 to March 10 to their calendars. That’s when the League for Animal Welfare in Batavia will be celebrating March Meowness, an annual event with fun, festivities, special gift bags for adopters and greatly reduced adoption fees. During March Meowness, adoption fees are $20.13 for cats and kittens. Animals are all vetchecked, current on shots, and spayed or neutered (provided they are old enough). The mission of the League for Animal Welfare is to better the lives of cats and dogs in the Greater Cincinnati area. Animals are provided with loving care and shelter until adopted. Volunteers promote responsible pet ownership through public education and spay/neuter programs. The league is a privately-funded, non-profit, nokill organization.
Dave Berning ElectronicMedia
Crop field day
Farmers are invited to attend a Cover Crop Field Day Friday, March 22, to see firsthand the benefits provided by planting winter cover crops. The field day will be held 8a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a farm near Mt. Orab. David Brandt, a farmer from Carroll, Ohio, and national speaker on cover crops, will be the featured presenter. Brandt and other local farmers will hold an open discussion to share their experiences and answer questions about planting cover crops. Those interested in attending the field day must register by March 18 and prepay a $10 fee for a light breakfast, LaRosa’s lunch and a SARE book titled “Managing Cover Crops Profitably.” To register, mail or drop off a check at the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office, P.O. Box 549,1000 Locust St., Owensville, Ohio 45160. For more information, visit www.clermontswcd.org/fieldday.aspx or call 732-7075.
Officials understand that salespersons for Direct Energy have been walking door-to-door in Milford to persuade residents to switch electrical providers. Milford has not endorsed Direct Energy’s efforts in any way. Residents who are existing customers of Duke Energy and have questions regarding their energy bills may direct questions to Duke Energy at 877- 331-3045 or visit http://retail.duke-energy.com/. Questions regarding electrical and gas provider regulations may be directed to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio at 800-686-7826 or www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/. Also, city officials have an ordinance in place that requires all door-to-door commercial salespersons to first register for and successfully obtain a license from the Milford Police Department prior to soliciting business. Upon request, doorto-door salespersons are required to display the license to residents. Questions regarding the current roster of salespeople licensed by the Milford Police Department may be directed to the Milford Police at 2485084.
Registration begins March 1 for the Great Oaks Summer Equine Camp at Diamond Oaks. Students between the ages of 11 and 15 can start their summer by learning about the care and handling of horses. The camp offers activities in barn and riding safety, stable operation, care and feeding of horses, grooming, proper lunging techniques, proper mounting and dismounting, riding/proper horse control/rider position.
Two sessions are available: June 3 to June 7 and June 10 to June 14. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $130 per session. To register, go to www.greatoaks.com/equinecamp or register in person at Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus, 6375 Harrison Ave., between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Space in each session is limited. Registration will continue until both sessions are full. Students must be 11 to 15 years old on June 1. For more information, call Sharon Biehle after 2 p.m. daily at 612-7003 or visit www.greatoaks.com.
The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Saturday, March 23, at 12:30 p.m. This meeting will be held jointly with the Owensville Historical Society at their museum at Gauche Park, 100 Gauche Park Drive. Visitors are invited to tour the museum and log cabin. The meeting is free and open to the public.
March can be the most exciting time of the year for college basketball fans, but at Clermont County Public Library, March also means it’s time for Library Madness. Library Madness is a program aimed at encouraging adults ages 18 and up to track the books they read or audiobooks they listen to for the chance to win prizes. At the end of the contest, four winners will be randomly selected to receive either a Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, iPod Shuffle or a library gift bag. To take part, readers are asked to create an online profile with a username and password using the library’s website. Participants can then use that information to sign-in and log each new book or audiobook they finish during the contest. Every book entered is considered an entry in the contest. The contest runs March 1 to April 20. To enter visit, www.clermontlibrary.org and click the link to Library Madness.
pass, Miami Township, March 12.
MILFORD — The Milford school board will hold the following committee meetings: » 8 a.m. Monday, March 18: Athletic committee at Milford High School Main Office. » 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: Building & grounds committee at school board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. » 8 a.m. Friday, March 1: Communication committee at school board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. » 7:30 a.m, Friday, March 8: Curriculum & instruction committee at school board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. » 8 a.m. Thursday, March 14: Finance committee at school board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. » 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 12: Personnel committee at school board offices, 777 Garfield Ave.
The Clermont County Historical Society museum and archives will be open to the public March 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at Harmony Hill, 299 S. Third St. in Williamsburg. The archives will be open for research of Clermont County history. Also on the site is the Harmony Hill (Williamsburg Historical Society) museum which features information on Williamsburg and William Lytle, the father of Clermont County, and the Lytle Diary House, the oldest building in the county. There is no admission charge.
Salute a senior service
The Clermont County Public Library trustees will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Union Township Branch, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road.
The search is on for Ohio’s outstanding senior volunteer. The Salute to Senior Service program, sponsored by Home Instead, Inc., honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes. Nominations for outstanding senior volunteers will be accepted through March 31. “We all know seniors who do so much for our community,” said Tim Vasconcellos, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Clermont and Brown counties. To complete and submit a nomination form, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com. For more information about Salute to Senior Service or the Home Instead Senior Care network’s services, call 576-1250.
Mercy Health Mobile Mammography will be at the following locations in March. Make an appointment by calling 6863300. » Walgreens, 10529 Loveland-Madeira Road, March 11. » Kroger, 1093 Ohio 28 By-
The Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 3 to March 9. Citizens are encouraged to prepare for strong storms that typically occur during spring and summer. The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness re-
ports the safest place to be during a tornado or strong storm is in a basement. If the building has no basement or cellar, go to a small, centrally located room on the lowest level of the building. This can be a closet or bathroom. If you are in a vehicle or mobile home, get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. For additional information on severe weather safety and preparedness, visit www.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
March 15 is the last day for producers to apply for Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage using Form CCC-471, Application for Coverage, and pay the service fee at the FSA county office. The application and service fee must be filed by March 15, the deadline date for 2013 spring planted crops which include: Forage sorghum, oats, pumpkins, sunflowers and all spring planted specialty crops grown for food. For more information, contact the Clermont County Farm Service Agency at 732-2181.
The Clermont County General Health District will accept applications from county homeowners for the repair or replacement of failing household sewage disposal systems until March 11. Grant funding also is available to connect eligible homes to public sewers. The grant funding for the program is available through Community Development Block Grants and the Water Pollution Control Federation. Eligible homes must be owner-occupied and applicants must meet income and asset requirements. All property taxes and inspection fees must be current. There can be no judgments against the property. For additional information about funding for septic system rehabilitation, call Donna at 732-7601 or Trina at 732-7494 with the Clermont County General Health District or visit http://bit.ly/qTpdpe.
The Cincinnati Nature Center will host an open house for its nature-based preschool from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the center, 4949 Tealtown Road. The community is invited to learn about this innovative method of incorporating nature elements in the curriculum including math, science, language development, music, art and fine motor skills. For questions, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting, contact Tisha Luthy at 965-3340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
B6 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
DEATHS George Gans George Dudley Gans III, 71, died Feb. 21. Survived by children Brian Gans, Jaqueline (Roth) Coleman, Charles (Sidra) Allen; fiancée Juanita Johnson; five grandchildren. Preceded in death by children George IV, Ronald Gans. Services were Feb. 26 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.
Rachell Hacker Rachell Hacker, 43, died Feb. 25. She worked at Starbucks. Survived by parents Randall Hacker, Pamela Barrett; stepfather Jeffrey Barrett; grandfather Hobart Wilson; sisters Tammera (Brian) Hacker, Janet (Bob) Reidel, Amy Hunt, Beth (Jay) Barrett-York; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by fiance Ray Heiligenthal. Services were March 2 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.
ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.
Charlotte Kayata Charlotte Evelyn Kayata, 66, Milford, died Feb. 26. She was a teacher’s aide for Milford Exempted Village Schools. Survived by husband Philip Kayata; sons Philip, Bradley Kayata; grandchildren Zander, Abigail, Adelyn Kayata; sister Betty Cooper. Preceded in death by brother Lonnie Hale.
Services were March 4 at Evans Funeral Home.
Jerome Lang Jerome Allen Lang, 58, died Feb. 22. Survived by wife Barbara Lang; son Jerome (Bobbie McNutt) Lang; granddaughter Sophia Lang; siblings Linda (Teddy) Horsley, Vicki (Jay) Mullens, Rajean, John (Mary), Donald (Tiffany), Thomas (Gail) Lang, Tina (Rocky) Bruno. Services were March 1 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Fay Mitchell Alpha “Fay” Mitchell, 78, Milford, died Jan. 26. She was retired from Senco, but was working at Domino’s. Survived by children Dennis (Ann) Mitchell, Teresa Krebs,
Anita (Mark) Windle; sister Berneice Sexton; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; one greatMitchell great-grandchild. Services were Jan. 30.
Nancy Reed Nancy Kay Reed, 72, died Feb. 20. Survived by husband James Reed; son Daniel Reed; sisters Judy Moreland, Kathy Gabbard; five grandchildren. Preceded in death by children Rebecca Rounds, Todd Reed, sister Joyce Wiedner, parents Claud, Alma “Ruth” Butler Adkins. Services were March 1 at St. Louis Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.
Michael Rein A memorial was held Feb. 28 for Michael Ray Rein, who died suddenly in Austin, Texas. Survived by sisters Connie (Thomas) Hadley, Kathy (Richard) Meek, Carrie Lewis; two nieces and three nephews. Preceded in death by mother Betty Rein. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.
Angela Rosselott Angela Mary Rosselott, 94, formerly of Milford, died Jan. 27. She was a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Andrew Church. Survived by son Ed (Mary “Mimi”) Rosselot; grandchildren Julie (Brian) Phalen, Beth (Josh) Seabloom, Robin (Kevin) Ralston, David (Cheryl), Dwayne, Darryl (Donna), Dustin (Mary Ann) McCracken; great-grandchildren Douglas (Tabby), Katie,
Emily, Dylan, Daniel, Katlyn, Anna McCracken, Cora, David Phalen, Jack, Cate Seabloom; one great-great granddaughter. Preceded in death by husband Maurice Rosselott, daughter Joann McCracken-Ziebell, parents Joseph, Clara Wieland Nordman, siblings Clara Becker, Antonette Rabenstein, Eleanora Riehle, Elizabeth Ernst, Henry, Joseph Jr. Nordman. Services were Jan. 31 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mercy Franciscan Terrace, 100 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215.
William Scott William Herbert Scott, 82, died Feb. 27. Survived by daughter Cynthia Scott; siblings Ralph, Clarence, Eddie Scott, Betty Clark. Services were March 4 at Evans Funeral Home.
POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP
ABOUT POLICE REPORTS
Arrests/Citations Lena J. Stevenson, 113, 3463-B Mt. Carmel Road, assault, domestic violence, Feb. 12.
Incidents/Investigations Assault Male juvenile was assaulted at area of Windstar and Delfair, Feb. 12. Burglary Jewelry taken; $8,965 at 5614 Day Drive, Feb. 9. Laptop, etc. taken; $1,149 at 5523 Garrett Drive, Feb. 11. Cash taken; $1,200 at 6324 Greensboro, Feb. 14. Criminal damage Excavator damage at 819 Ohio 50, Feb. 10. Substance put into gas tank of vehicle at Hotel Trucking at Ohio 50, Feb. 12. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $10 bill passed at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio 50, Feb. 13. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, Feb. 13. At Athens Drive, Feb. 13. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization; $600 at Belfast Road, Feb. 4. Female stated card used with no authorization at 6012 Melody Lane, Feb. 4. Murder Adult male found shot at 419 Pine Bluff, Feb. 12. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to R.P. Diamond Printing & Embroidery; $79.88 at Paul Vista Drive, Feb. 12. Theft Reportee stated employee embezzled money from CLA Medical; $63,640.95 at Ohio 28, Feb. 7.
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, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Pump taken from septic system; $950 at 6968 Paxton, Feb. 8. AC unit taken from Mark's Donut Shop; $8,000 at Ohio 131, Feb. 10. Laptop, etc. taken from vehicle; $950 at 6362 Paxton Woods, Feb. 10. I-pod taken at Milford Junior High at , Feb. 11. Wallet taken at I-Hop at Romar Drive, Feb. 11. PS-3 game console not returned to Rent-2 Own; $500 at Ohio 28, Feb. 7. 2 car seats taken; $500 at 557 Silverleaf Lane, Feb. 12. Scrap metal taken at Mid America Auto Sales; $600 at Ohio 28, Feb. 12. 2 AC units taken; $5,000 at 302 Ohio 28, Feb. 12. 1993 Chevrolet taken at 6529 Arborcrest, Feb. 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Ohio 50, Feb. 12. GPS unit, bookbag, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,765 at 315 Whispering Pines, Feb. 13. Money taken from office at apartment complex; $12,000 at Cooks Crossing, Feb. 13. I-Pad taken from vehicle at Meijer's; $700 at Ohio 28, Feb.
13. Jewelry taken; over $3,450 at 1661 Fairway Crest, Feb. 13. Money taken from register at Kentucky Fried Chicken; $100 at Ohio 28, Feb. 13. Merchandise taken from Meijer's; $28 at Ohio 28, Feb. 14. Delivery package taken; $178 at 1402 Sugar Ridge Lane, Feb. 14.
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Murman Gelashvili, 54, 6637 Oakland Road, unlawful restraint, domestic violence, cruelty to animals, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 0. 2 Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Jan. 0.
Incidents/Investigations Animal bite At 1781 Parker Road, Feb. 2. Assault At 1785 Ohio 28 #327, Feb. 5. Burglary At 1576 Woodville Pike, Feb. 4. At 1660 Woodville, Feb. 11. Disorder At 1785 Ohio 28 #56, Feb. 10. At 71 Melody, Feb. 7.
B I N G O
Doors open at 5 pm • Bingo Starts 6:30 • All Paper, Many Instants Bring this ad and get $3 off basic package American Legion Anderson Post #318
(513) 231-6477 Special Events. Seats 275.
Animal Rescue Fund Bingo %'"!((!$&(#&#"(!
Call 513-843-4835 for more information INSTANT BOOTH OPEN MON-SAT 11-5PM
St. Vincent De Paul Bingo
Monday Night 7:00pm Doors Open 5:30pm Located at VFW Hall 4070 Greenbriar Rd. Batavia, OH 45103
$1,000 Coverall Snack Bar • Pull Tab Games King of the Mountain Win on Diamonds Joe's • Flash Seals
Rinks Flea Market Bingo Follow us on... www.facebook.com/RinksBingo w ww twitter.com/RinksBingo
$4,000 Guaranteed Payout Each Night! $5 - 6-36 Faces $10 - 90 Faces Computer
Fri, Sat Nights/www.RinksBingo.com
513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259
MILFORD Arrests/Citations Brad Shaver, 27, 3743 Indian View Ave., recited, Feb. 15. Herman H. Noble Iii, 25, 670 Fred Shuttlesworth Circle #3, domestic violence, Feb. 15. Cindy Young, 113, 619 Hanna, contempt of court, Feb. 15. Herminio Ruiz-Martinez, 25, 6841 Main St. #1, driving under influence, no drivers license, Feb. 16. Michael D. Gardner, 31, 1820 Oakbrook Place, warrant, Feb. 16. David A. Freeman, 113, 6134 Belfast Road, warrant, Feb. 16. Joseph W. Thompson, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 #423, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 17. Alichia G. Brooks, 113, 5668 Crooked Tree Lane, contempt of court, Feb. 17. Michael D. Blakley, 18, 4313 Cider Mill Drive, drug abuse, Feb. 17. Kevin P. Radzik, 113, 601 Edgecombe #7, driving under influence, Feb. 17. Christopher R. Wambsganz, 29, 5954 Deerfield Road, theft, Feb. 18. Sharon L. Klug, 52, 34 Concord Woods, criminal mischief, Feb.
We manufacture premium metal rooﬁng and trim • Buy factory direct • Next day service • Custom trim available • $1.89 per foot - #1 • $1.59 per foot - #1 Surplus • 99¢ per foot - Scratch & Dent
1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio
(2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES
At 1500 Royal Oak, Feb. 6. Dispute At 1682 Clark Drive, Feb. 3. At 1701 Woodville Pike, Feb. 5. At 6637 Oakland, Feb. 7. At 2203 Ohio 28, Feb. 8. At 6447-A Snider Road, Feb. 10. Domestic violence At Redbird, Feb. 11. Domestic violence At Oakland, Feb. 3. At Ohio 28, Feb. 5. Menacing At 1785 Ohio 28 #12, Feb. 5. Soliciting At 1785 Ohio 28, Feb. 5. Theft At 6022 Deerfield, Feb. 3. At 2 Park Ave., Feb. 4. At 194 Lakeshore, Feb. 10. Unauthorized use of vehicle At 1948 Knoll Lane, Feb. 11. Violation of protection order At 6637 Oakland, Feb. 6. Voyeurism At 6778 Goshen Road, Feb. 5.
Mr.& Mrs. Harry & Linda Ernst of Glen Este would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Heather Danielle to Mr. James Ratliff son of Vicki (John Howard) and the late Kevin Ratliff of Hamilton. Both are graduates of UC DAAP. Jim is an Architect with a firm in Cincy and Heather is an Interior Designer with a firm in Norwood. They will be traveling in the fall for a destination wedding on the beautiful island of Santorini, Greece.
SPECIAL 30x40x8 $4,995 Material package 1 sliding door & 1 entry door Delivery & Tax included
Gosman Inc. 812-265-5290
19. Tanya F. Jennings, 40, 145 Holly Road, contempt of court, Feb. 19. Amanda Cassinelli, 30, 126 Cash St., theft, Feb. 19. Angelo Cassinelli, 30, 126 Cash St., theft, Feb. 19. Danny Jones, 45, 830 U.S. 50, domestic violence, Feb. 19. Frank V. Lopez Sr., 53, 301 Edgecombe #11, driving under influence, Feb. 20. Michael L. Coleman, 22, 1828 Oakbrook Placee, contempt of court, Feb. 20. Emily T. Scheidenberger, 27, 2078 Trailwood Drive, driving under influence, leave the scene, stopping for school bus, Feb. 21. Samantha L. Conover, 18, 535 Hudson Ave., warrant, Feb. 21. Wesley P. Clutter, 18, 375 Old State Road, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 21. Patrick R. Hudson, 113, 3680 Graham Road, contempt of court, Feb. 22. Lisa J. Taylor, 44, 4021 Brandychase Way, recited, Feb. 22. Christopher R. Scheadler, 19, 5905 Mcpicken Drive, driving under suspension, Feb. 23. Andrew V. Cook, 34, 30 Susan Circle, contempt of court, Feb. 23. Gary C. Hess II, 113, 1932 Oakbrook Place, making false alarms, Feb. 23. Brandon J. Pierson, 32, 1320 Twin Spires Drive, driving under influence, Feb. 24. Hallie Ubrey, 113, 947 Ohio 28, contempt of court, Feb. 24. William H. Hickey, 31, 301 Edgecombe #4, contempt of court, Feb. 24. Alison M. Brown, 28, 820 Milford Vista Lane, theft, Feb. 12. Joanne Smith, 34, 701 Edgecombe Drive, recited, Feb. 13. Anthony R. Verdon, 34, 969 Ohio 28 B, contempt of court, Feb. 14. James W. Philpot, 113, 1785Ohio 28 #148, driving under suspension, Feb. 14.
Incidents/Investigations Breaking and entering Door forced open to ground maintenance at Terrace Park Country Club at South Milford Road, Feb. 20. Criminal damage Vehicle keyed at 927 Mohawk Trail, Feb. 18. Criminal mischief Fence spray painted at 22 Cleveland Ave., Feb. 16. Garage spray painted at 515 Mill St., Feb. 16. Disorderly conduct Male stated neighbor threatened him at 1900 Oakbrook Place, Feb. 20. Reported on school bus at Powhatton Drive, Feb. 13. Domestic dispute At Mohawk Trail, Feb. 23. At Edgecombe Drive, Feb. 24. Domestic incident At Oakbrook Place, Feb. 19. Domestic violence At Chamber Drive, Feb. 15. At US 50, Feb. 18.
Drug violation Drug paraphernalia found in vehicle during traffic stop at Ohio 28, Feb. 17. Fraud Fraudulent debit card to pay utility bill at 745 Center St., Feb. 13. Menacing Reported At Holiday Inn Express at 301 Old Bank Road, Feb. 11. Theft At Kroger at 824 Main St., Feb. 12. At Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Feb. 12. Cellphone taken at 601 Edgecombe #8, Feb. 16. Bike taken at 1706 Oakbrook Place, Feb. 16. Old car battery taken at VetteTech at 779 Ohio 50, Feb. 17. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Feb. 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at Chamber Drive, Feb. 18. Keys taken from vehicle at 1101 Edgecombe Drive, Feb. 18. Rt By Gollys at Lila Avenue, Feb. 19. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Feb. 20. Safe taken at 603 Sioux Court, Feb. 20.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/Citations Kerry Allen Taylor, born 1968, 6566 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, fugitive from justice, 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 22. Jerry Allen Young, born 1988, 5875 Rose Lane, Goshen, notice of change of address at 5875 Rose Lane, Goshen, Feb. 12. Robert Nolan Fenner, born 1992, 5738 East Tall Oaks Drive, Milford, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Feb. 16.
Incidents/Investigations Breaking and entering At 2469 Ohio 131, Goshen, Feb. 22. Criminal trespass - land premises of another At 3070 Meek Road, Goshen, Feb. 15. Disorderly conduct At 2518 Summer Hill Road, Goshen, Feb. 20. Forgery - without authority At 3736 Number 9 Road, Goshen, Feb. 20. Notice of change of address At 5875 Rose Lane, Goshen, Feb. 11. Telecommunications harassment At 3169 Heron Cove, Goshen, Feb. 16. Telecommunications harassment - call w/ purpose to abuse, threaten, annoy At 5643 Chestnut View Lane, Milford, Feb. 21. Theft - without consent At 3468 Number 9 Road, Goshen, Feb. 19. At 3736 Number 9 Road, Goshen, Feb. 20. At 1466 U.S. 50, Milford, Feb. 12.
BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL
Jared Rhoads, McLean, Va., alter, 5797 Marathon Edenton, Jackson Township. Jeffrey Westendorf, Batavia, miscellaneous work, 3048 Clemons Lane, Jackson Township. Steve Barber Construction Inc.,
Cincinnati, addition, 6534 Oriskany, Miami Township, $40,000. Aquarian Pools, Loveland, pool, 6457 Wardwood, Miami Township. Jeanine Straus, Loveland, HVAC,
See PERMITS, Page B8
MARCH 6, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B7
YOUR NEW ENQUIRER UNFOLDS MARCH 11
SAME DEEP COVERAGE
ENJOY FULL ACCESS Activate today at Cincinnati.com/Activate or call 1.800.876.4500 All things Cincinnati. 24/7, across multiple devices.
B8 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 6, 2013
BUILDING PERMITS Continued from Page B6 6041 Delicious Asha Court, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1203 Fox Horn, Miami Township, $314,000. David Dragon, Milford, pole building, 5676 Dry Run, Miami Township, $12,500. Evans Landscaping, Cincinnati, demolition, 1081 Red Bird, Miami Township. Champion Patio Rooms, Cincinnati, addition, 5550 Wild Rose Lane, Stonelick Township, $26,240. Jessie Woolum, Goshen, alter, 2385 Ohio 131, Stonelick Township. Anjko Electric, Cincinnati, fire repair, 6569 Ohio 133, Wayne Township. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Ok., alter, 6425 Lake Point Drive, Wayne Township. Cornwall Construction & Electric, Goshen, alter, 6303 Trailor Lane, Goshen Township. Derek Davis, Hamilton, alter, 2944 Quitter Road, Jackson Township, $20,000. Robert Lucke Homes, Cincinnati, addition, 6683 Deerview, Miami Township, $10,000. Clarke Contractors Inc., Cincinnati, fire damage, 320 Miami Valley, Miami Township, $13,500. Andrew Morrison, Loveland, HVAC, 976 Arnold Palmer, Miami Township. True Energy Smart Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 721 Pine Ridge, Miami Township. The Leland Group, Maineville, alter, 1132 Windsail Cove, Miami Township. Gruter Heat & Air, Maineville, HVAC, 429AA and 430AA 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Scott Watson, Milford, addition, 1325 Lennie Lane, Miami Township, $70,000. Perry Seamon Custom Homes, West Harrison, In., alter, 6590 Oasis Drive, Miami Township, $35,000. Bowlin Group of Companies,
Walton, Ky., alter, 716 Windfield, Miami Township; alter, 6370 Ironwood; alter, 676 Hobby Horse. Denny's Electric, Milford, alter, 5492 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Miami Township. Willis Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5832 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 791 Ohio 131, Miami Township. John Turner III, Loveland, addition, 444 Branch Hill Loveland, Miami Township, $30,000. Donald Osborne, Milford, alter, 3304 Ohio 131, Wayne Township.
RTF Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression-Bioformix, 422 Wards Corner, Miami Township. Craftsman Electric, Cincinnati, alter-Blue Bear, 394 Wards Corner, Miami Township. Gordian Design, Cincinnati, alter-Bioformix, 422 Wards Corner, Miami Township, $10,900. Nas Lennox, Cincinnati, HVACAdvance Auto, Ohio 28, Miami Township. Trebor Electrical Contractors, Loveland, alter, 1103 Rainbow Trail, Miami Township. Northeastern School Local Board of Education, Batavia, alter-CNE Elementary School, South Broadway, Owensville Village, $2,600. Sentry, Ludlow, Ky., fire suppression, 6281 Tri Ridge Blvd., Miami Township. Mil Air, Milford, alter-suite B, 501 Techne Center, Miami Township. Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-meter A, 1117 Windsail Cove, Miami Township. Commercial Construction Group, Loveland, alter-suite 340, 6281 Tri Ridge Blvd., Miami Township, $29,003. Skeets Humphries Construction, Milford, alter, 1276 U.S. 50, Miami Township, $5,600.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS GOSHEN TOWNSHIP
1932 Stumpy Lane, Randy and Jason Taulbee to Dallas Hacker, $25,000. 6216 Sand Hills Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Scott Kimmel, $245,000. 6876 O’Bannon Bluff, James and Darin Yates to Joshua Holston, Sr., $317,500. 3050 Abby Way, Donald and Hannah Dufek to Benjamin and Rachael Burkhart, $124,000. 1457 Woodville Pike, Kimberly Robertson to Sheena Roustai, $115,000. 6732 Goshen Road, Linda Turner to Leonard Wetz, Jr., $98,000. Hampton Glen, National Bank and Trust Co. to Kevin and Jennifer Stout, $1,659.83. 6763 Oakland Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Wesley & Naomi Barber, $34,900. 6591 Rosewood Lane, Ken Stringer Inc. to John & Valerie Webster, $235,000. 2937 Rontina Blvd., Thomas & Christina Steiner, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, as Trustee, $83,333.34. 1894 Parker Road, Allen & Carolyn Morris, et al. to Platinum Real Estate Solutions, $7,926.80. 2059 Ohio 28 , Irvin Miller, et al. to Cincinnati Capital Holdings, LLC, $40,000. 7047 Shiloh Road, Glenn Smith to Huntington National Bank, $36,667. 1917 Stumpy Lane, William Jeffrey Rosselot to Michael Cherryholmes, $97,500. 6578 Rosewood Lane, Cincinnati Capital Holdings, LLC to Jeffrey & April Hammonds, $198,000. 6259 Ohio 132, Henry & Judith Mack to Debbie Pinion, $155,000.
5797 Marathon Edenton Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Jared and Emily Rhoads, $50,700. 2803 Riggs Lane, Deborah Woeste, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $83,333.24. 3555 Weaver Road, Lynn Gross to Bank of America, NA,
930 Paul Vista Drive, Michael and Christine Stephens to Todd and Kristin Bamesberger, $240,000. 6432 Airdrie Court, Andrew and Andrea Crish to Amy and John Arnold III, $331,000. 6358 Paxton Woods Drive, Brian and Shawna Rose to Sara Tritschler and Geoffrey Hammer, $189,000. 5806 Needlelead Drive, Richard and Margaret Ehemann to Elizabeth and Stephen Miller, $350,000. 705 Maple Ridge Road, Christopher and Monica Kaesemeyer to William and Linda Leaman, $105,000. 5914 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Mulberry Realty, LLC to RILLY, LLC, $240,000. 728 Windfield Drive, Maria Schiear to Michelle Winter, $180,000. 1567 Deerwoods Drive, HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc. to Phillip and Elizabeth Calio, $169,455. 5785 Willnean Drive, Edna Taylor to Jack and Vickie Adkins, $67,050. 5570 Pleasant View Drive, Jeffrey and April Hammonds to Heather Duehren, $154,500. 5896 Wade Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Robert and Vonda Varney, $68,000. 6653 Smith Road, Beth Ann Hurley, Trustee to Robert and Robin Reckers, $225,000. 1401 Wade Road, Anthony Lee Schira to Jerry McCane, $55,000. 6301 Councilridge Court, National Residentail Nominee Services, Inc. to Angela Suarez, $205,000. 1107 Ohio 28, King Con Partners, LLC to James Adams, $1,315,000. Red Bird Road, Steven and Charlotte Stille to Todd Riley, $181,250. 379 Branch St., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Harbour Portolio VII, LP, $12,884. 5784 Ashby Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Lynnette Stires, $30,500. 1500 Charleston Lane, Janice Schirmer, Trustee to Justin Fields, $275,000. 5919 Castlewood Crossing, Lila
ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Faccicolo, Trustee to Diane Porteous-Ervin, $199,000. 6529 Arborcrest Road, Wayne Winter to Joanna Fiorini, $150,000. 2702 Traverse Creek Drive Unit #D, Diane Porteous-Ervin to Douglas & Janet Sharp, $149,000. 5432 Hoffman Drive, Romano Hoffman Farms, LLC to Jared & Amie Fehring, $245,000. 6311 Weber Woods Court, Fischer Development CO. II, Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $39,964. 895 Cedar Drive, James & Susan Wolf to Kristen & Andrew Brinkdopke, $650,000. 6521 Arborcrest Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Nichole Granter, $134,000. 1199 Ridgewood Drive, Randolph Taylor & Lori Davis-Taylor, Trustees to Paul & Brigid Astuto, $377,414. 5492 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Jerry and Barbara Ball to Paul Thomayer, $136,425. 6796 Fairwind Court, Anthony and Jana LaMacchia to Stephen and Carmen Mendoza, $263,000. 915 Blackburn Drive, Larry Whitaker, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $126,666.67. 5987 Meadow Creek Drive Apt. 4, Scott Walton, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $36,666.67. 1414 Blackstone Place, Thomas Scollard to Richard and Patricia Bodner, $501,000. 5675 Sherwood Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert Weissmann, $99,900. 5819 Jeb Stuart Drive, Charles Wells, et al. to CitiFinancial, Inc., $73,334.
719 Windfield Drive, Craig and Stephanie Bowman to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $110,000. 6215 Watchcreek Way, Wade Pattison, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, $105,000. 1259 Eagle Ridge Road, Amanda DeBruler, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $80,000. 6317 Dustywind Lane, Geoffrey Sidlow, et al. to Roger Klingenhoffer, $175,000. 6088 Bridgehaven Drive, Estate of William Ogley to Amy Amirault, $126,000. 6635 Epworth Road, John and Kelly McDonald to Billy and Camala Jones, $15,000. 70 Ohio 126, McDump, LLC to PRTA Irvine, LTD, $475,458. 5733 E. Tall Oaks Drive, Todd and Joyce Godwin to Rebecca and Michael Plowman, $108,349. Ibold Road, Woodson and Inis Begley to Andrew Robert Wall, $22,500. 5521 Garrett Drive, Federal National Mortgage Association to Tom and Robin Moran, $40,000. 6326 Greensboro Court, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Jeffrey and Stacy Strottman, $165,000. 5985 Meadowcreek Drive, Federal National to Jerry Eaton, $32,000. 705 Middleton Way, Christopher Lohr to Dorothy Owsiany, $152,000. 1227 Fawn Court, Constance Tomlin to Scott and Emily Asher, $132,500. 5977-7 Meadowcreek Drive, Martha Snodgrass to Gregory Burton, $35,000. 1310 Gatch Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to James and Jennifer Mixson, $411,650.
5183 Stonelick Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to John Mentzel, $18,000. Mt. Zion Road, Mt. Zion Church, et al. to Jerry Kuntz, $5,711.86. 1848 Ohio 131, Darrel Holloway to Paul and Jenea Hicks, $100,000.
6561 Ohio 133, Stonecrest Income and Opportunity Fund I, LLC to Laura Adkins, $21,900.
Join others like you – with helpful tips for raising kids, saving money, keeping healthy, and ﬁnding a bit of time for yourself through it all – all on CincyMoms.com blog network.
The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: U n i t #407, Hope Lindsey, 236 Forest Avenue, Batavia, OH 45103. 1749907 In compliance with Ohio Rev. Code Section 117.38, The Clermont County Public Library Financial Report for the year ended 12/31/ 2012, is available for public inspection at the office of the Chief Financial Officer, 326 Broadway Street, Batavia, OH 45103. This report is not available online.0834 The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on March 22, 2013 10:30 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122- For more details call David at 859-446-8135. 1999 14 X 70 Fairmont Ref # 99163237 Minimum Bid $9,000 1001751348 The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on March 22, 2013 10:30 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122-For more details call David at 859-446-8135 1996 16 X 72 Heritage Ref # 51819346 Minimum Bid $8,500 1001751356
Epiphany United Methodist Church
Loveland Presbyterian Church
The annual Easter Egg hunt will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The event is free and open to all children. Refreshments will be provided. Call the church office with questions. Four Easter services will be offered: At 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30; and at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionallystaffed nursery available for infants through 3 years old. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.
Members will sponsor a “Mothers and Others Banquet” at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in Nisbet Hall. Tano’s will supply the dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the church. Tickets are $9 for individuals or $64 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased by May 5. Worship times are Sunday School 9:15-10 a.m., Fellowship 10-10:30 a.m., Worship 10:3011:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fund raisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525; email@example.com.
Goshen United Methodist Church
Members will host a vendor/ craft fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9. The event will include shopping, food, a bake sale and silent auction. All proceeds are going toward the church’s summer mission trip to New Jersey. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Members also will host “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the great hall. This hearty breakfast/ tea/luncheon features quiche, ham, artisan bread, breakfast potatoes, fruit, scones and dessert plate with gourmet coffee and tea. For reservations, call Larel Grant at 769-1916, ext. 10. Cost is $30. Deadline for reservations is March 20. The event will include a fashion show, theme is Little Black Dress and the changes in this dress since the 1920s. Proceeds will benefit the church missions. The church is at 541 Main St.; 831-5500.
A fish fry, chicken or shrimp dinners and all the fixins will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday through March 22. 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, Goshen; 722-2541; http://bit.ly/Ze7MnI.
Grace Baptist Church
A Southern Gospel concert is at 7 p.m. March 16 with Mission Quartet. Admisison is free. A free will offering will be collected. Members of Mission Quartet were previously with The Sonmen and The Stamps. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford; 248-8802; www.gracebaptistmilford.org.
Milford First United Methodist Church