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Business owners on Lila Avenue are hoping to get more attention this year. Keith Burkhardt, owner of Skyline, 730 Lila Ave., and a number of other business owners attended the Milford City Council meeting Tuesday, March 2, to ask that council “remember” them. “We hear a lot about downtown and the parkway, but noth-

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Dancing with the Stars event Thursday, March 4. Fraley and Diesel were one of 12 couples to compete in the competition. FULL STORY, B1

Latitudes will be MJ’s on Main

A staple business in historic downtown Milford is getting a new owner and a new name. Latitudes Cafe, 18 Main St., will soon be MJ’s on Main, named after the new owners Margie and Dennis Potts. The previous owner, Chris Hamm, said it was just time to sell. FULL STORY, A2

Board members clash over BAC

Members of the Milford board of education are deadlocked over how the district’s Business Advisory Council should be organized. At the last two board meetings, members argued about everything from how members should be selected to what the council would do. FULL STORY, A2

Trustees work to cut deer herd

Whether you’ve hit one while driving, caught them eating in your garden or had to repair fences they’ve busted through, it seems like everyone has a deer story. That’s what got Clermont County Township Association President Lee Cornett interested. FULL STORY, A4

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ing about Lila. We would just like you guys to remember us ... If you look at Lila Avenue, there’s a lot of openings and opportunities,” Burkhardt said. Burkhardt said last year was supposed to be the year for Lila Avenue because most of the downtown projects were complete, Milford Parkway is still developing and Ohio 28 is slated for reconstruction. “Last year was supposed to be our year, but nothing really hap-

pened,” Burkhardt said. Council member Ralph Vilardo said he was happy to see the owners at the meeting and asked Burkhardt to give council some direction. “I would like to see some input from you and the other owners on what you’d like us to do – whether it’s flower pots or lighting – so we can look at our budget,” Vilardo said. “We are limited ... But certainly Lila Avenue is a viable part of our community.”

Burkhardt said he didn’t have any specific plans for Lila Avenue, but he would like to see council do a little more in the area to “make Lila Avenue more important.” Vilardo and a number of other council members agreed business owners should meet with council to discuss what types of projects they would like to see on Lila. “What you’re saying is not lost on us, but maybe you guys could bring us some ideas to work with,” Vilardo said.

EMS crew saved Miami Twp. man’s life Miami Township resident Gus Baumgartner was able to shake the hands of the men who saved his life during a Tuesday, Feb. 16, Miami Township trustee meeting. Baumgartner suffered a heart attack Christmas Eve, but was saved by the firefighters and paramedics who recognized his symptoms after responding to his 911 call, said Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. “Just after exiting I-275 at Montgomery Road, firefighter paramedics (Jason) Burbrink and (Matthew) Brown witnessed Mr. Baumgartner’s EKG change to ventricular fibrillation. He had just gone into cardio respiratory arrest,” Whitworth said. According to Whitworth, the paramedics were not able to restart Baumgartner’s heart with a chest thump and had to administer a shock with applied defibrillation pads as the ambulance was backing into the hospital’s unloading zone. The paramedics continued to administer CPR on Baumgartner until hospital personnel connected him to a cardiac monitor and discovered he had a normal heart rhythm and a strong pulse, the fire chief said.


Miami Township resident Gus Baumgartner gave certificates of appreciation to Jason Burbrink, Matthew Brown, Glenn Bischof, Mike Holloway and Darren Sandlin. Burbrink, Brown, Glenn Bischof, Michael Holloway and Darren Sandlin all were given Awards of Meritorious Service for

their involvement in saving Baumgartner’s life. “It was through the expert application of your training and

working as a crew that Mr. Baumgartner is able to continue spending time with his family and friends,” Whitworth said.

Enjoy local art at Miami Twp. expo By Mary Dannemiller

Artists from Miami Township will have their work on display in the Miami Township Civc Center Saturday, March 13, as part of the township’s second annual Art Expo. Everything from locally-made jewelry to photographs, paintings and woodwork will be available for residents to buy, said Nancy Haines, event coordinator for Miami Township. “Spring is coming and if you’ve been looking at the same paintings and pictures in your house all winter, this is a good opportunity

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to put something new on the walls to brighten up the house a bit,” she said. “There’s going to be jewelry and woodwork too so it’s a really good chance to get some new things for the house.” Last year a snowstorm made it difficult for people to attend the show. Haines is hoping attendance is higher this year. “We had about 300 people last year because of the snow so we’re hoping for about 500 people this year,” she said. Sixteen artists have signed up for the event, with the majority from Miami Township. “About 90 percent of them are from Miami Township,” Haines

said. “We’re supporting local artists and giving them a chance to show their work and get their work out there. In today’s economy, any time we can make our venues available to people who need help in some way, it’s a good thing.” Aside from the art on display, the free expo also will feature live music, a caricature artist and even a kids craft area. “The live music will start at 11 a.m. and go until about 2:15 p.m.,” Haines said. “The kids craft area will offer a couple of different butterfly projects where they can scrape a black butterfly cut out with different colors.”

Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau said events such as the Art Expo help ensure the township is providing programs all its residents can enjoy. “I think our community has a lot of different types of people that reside here and our department touches on everything from exercise to health programs so it’s important to offer things from a creative side because our community needs that, too,” she said. The Miami Township Art Expo is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive.

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Board of education members clash over BAC

By Mary Dannemiller

Members of the Milford board of education are deadlocked over how the district’s Business Advisory Council should be organized. At the last two board

meetings, members argued about everything from how members should be selected to what the council would do. Members Gary Knepp and Andrea Brady say the council should have a board-appointed chair, who

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to ensure the group is representative of the entire community, with representatives from small and large businesses. “I think the disagreement is that Mr. Knepp wants to appoint a chairperson and let them appoint BAC members and Mr. Yockey and I want to make sure there is fair representation from the entire community,” she said. “I’m very concerned with making sure the BAC represents our community as a whole because small businesses are the backbone of Milford and Miami Township, but we also should include folks who work for larger corporations and live in Miami Township and Milford.” Allowing the chair to network and find local small business owners in the community will help the council be more cohesive, Knepp said. “I want absolute minimum regulations on the BAC,” he said. “The board should choose a chairman and the chair would then

choose who he or she wants to work with and who will be appropriate. Then the board will give them projects and turn them loose to let them do their job.” Last year’s BAC never met in an official capacity because of the rough economy, Knepp said. “Jeff Lykins was chosen to be the chair and began attempting to find members,” he said. “A number of people he approached said business was so bad that they couldn’t find the time to serve.” Another area where the two disagree is how involved the board should be with providing students with internships, apprenticeships and other opportunities to learn outside the classroom. “Our district is moving towards 21st century learning and we see the BAC helping us move in that direction by having our business partners help our students learn in a lot of different ways,” Marques said. “In the past, if there was a specific task or a specific

project we needed help with the BAC provided that help, but I think our BAC is kind of evolving.” Knepp said there are programs already in place to help students with internships and real world experience and the BAC should focus on helping the district with finances, but a compromise could be reached. “There’s no reason why the BAC can’t do both, but if we don’t do the financial aspect at all, it just doesn’t make sense to me,” he said. Board President George Lucas said he was confident the two sides would reach an agreement and the BAC would be functioning within the next couple of months. “There are differences about how it should be structured, but we’ve asked (Superintendent Bob) Farrell to look at some other BAC policies in the region and write a policy with language we can all agree on,” he said. The next board meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Seipelt Elementary, 5684 Cromley Drive.

Latitudes to become MJ’s on Main By Kellie Geist

A staple business in historic downtown Milford is getting a new owner and a new name. Latitudes Cafe, 18 Main St., will soon be MJ’s on Main, named after the new owners Margie and Dennis Potts. The previous owner, Chris Hamm, said it was just time to sell. “The foundation has been laid and it was time. The torch has been passed,” Hamm said. “We wouldn’t have sold it just to sell it, but they came along and had great energy ... They are going to take the restaurant to a new level.” Hamm sold the Latitudes in Anderson Township last May and the third location, in Florida, closed previously. Hamm, who opened the first Latitudes in Milford five and a half years ago, also has been heavily involved in the Historic Milford Association.

Hamm also is the president of Global Scrap Management, 715 U.S. 50. Hamm is confident the new owners will make MJ’s on Main a successful and friendly business. “I think they’ll do a great job with it,” Hamm said. “I’ll miss it. This is a little bittersweet for me because it was such a big part of my life.” The new owners are excited to take over the restaurant and get their business moving. Dennis said they have been looking for about a year for an existing restaurant to purchase. Latitudes will remain open during the transition. “We were very blessed to find an establishment like Latitudes. We bid on it hook, line and sinker,” Dennis said. “Margie has a zing to her food that’s going to bring something new to Milford.” Margie Potts, best known as a cooking instructor at Jungle Jim’s, has written three cookbooks, has been

on a number of national shows and is featured in a cooking segment on WCPO. Margie is currently working on putting together a fresh, seasonal menu using mostly local products. She said they are hoping to open as MJ’s on Main in the spring. “Our goal is to open as MJ’s on Main in April – still, the actual date depends on when we are all ready – we are so excited to be part of this beautiful historic area and intend to be very active in community events,” she said. The Potts, who have seven children and one grandchild, are currently looking for a home in Milford. Dennis said they want to be involved with the community. “We want to get involved and we want to give back,” Dennis said. “When the water rises, the boats rise. We want the water to come up so we can all rise together.”

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MILFORD – The 22nd Annual Community Service Auction is at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. The proceeds go to benefit Clermont Habitat for Humanity and Milford Miami Ministry, which is a local food pantry and emergency relief group. This is both a silent and live auction with Stephen Early as the auctioneer. This is an opportunity to support two worthy local charities (Habitat and food pantry) and de-clutter or regift “Aunt Nellie’s” thoughtful, but not needed gift. This auction is a fun evening and contains useful items, opportunities for tickets to sporting and cultureal events, food items and gifts. If you have article(s) that you are willing to donate, deliver them to Milford First United Methodist Church. For details, call Carolyn Mates at 248-1321 or Dave Heckaman at 831-9145. Email

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STONELICK TWP. – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an injury crash that happened at 7:39 a.m. Friday, March 5, on Ohio 276 north of Bauer Road. Paula Shelton, 66, of Cincinnati was driving a Cler-

mont Transportation Connection, north on Ohio 276. Lora Heddins, 49, of Mt. Orab was driving south on Ohio 276 when she traveled left of center and struck the bus. Heddins was flown to University Hospital via University Air Care. Shelton was taken to Mercy Hospital Clermont where she was treated and released. No passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Milford to consider TID

MILFORD – The Public Services Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. During the meeting, the committee will discuss the status of the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District and the CCTID intergovernmental agreement. CCTID secretary and treasurer Steve Wharton and Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger plan to be in attendance. Members also will discuss the Garfield Force Main Project and any other business appropriate to come before the committee.

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Trustees work to cut deer herd By Kellie Geist

Whether you’ve hit one while driving, caught them eating in your garden or had to repair fences they’ve busted through, it seems like everyone has a deer story. That’s what got Clermont County Township Association President Lee Cornett interested. “I started talking to people and I found that everyone has a deer story,” Cornett said. “They are really pesky.” Cornett addressed the deer overpopulation during the township association meeting Jan. 21. With a little help from local offices, Cornett introduced the following information: In 2009, the Ohio Department of Transportation removed 751 deer carcasses from Clermont County’s state highways in 2009, according to David Yacchari, ODOT’s acting manager for Clermont County. Also in 2009, there were 462 reported deer accidents on Clermont County’s county roads. This is up from 460 in 2008 and 421 in 2007, according to the

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While everyone wants to bag the big buck, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hunters also to hunt female deer, and even kill a few extra and donate the meat. The Division of Wildlife collaborated with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to create a program to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who give their deer to food banks are not required to pay for the processing at participating processors. For more information, visit and click on Donate Deer. While there are currently no participating processors in Clermont County, J and L Farm Butcher Shop in Clark County and Davidson Meat Processing in Warren County are listed on the site. county engineer’s office. Lt. Randy McElfresh, the Batavia post commander for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said there were 356 reported accidents involving deer in 2009, 18 of those resulted in injuries. “As you can see, this is a real problem. It’s getting out of hand,” Cornett said. “As an association and as elected officials, what we can do is educate the people.” Cornett said part of the problem is people can’t hunt on large preserved areas in the county and that most people want to hunt bucks. State Rep. Joe Uecker also spoke at the township association meeting. After speaking with Michael Tonkovich, a deer biologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, Uecker said

some of the concerns about reducing the deer population include the impact it will have on the species and on the food chain. Uecker said some of the options for improving the deer situation include encouraging people to hunt female deer, having a special hunt and letting farmers know they can hunt on their own land. “If deer are eating your crops, you can get a nuisance permit and then you can harvest them on your own land however you want,” Uecker said. “There are many ways to reduce the herd without using C4.” Cornett said the township association will continue to discuss the deer issue and work to find ways the association can help.

State candidate to address Democrats Maryellen O’Shaughnessy will be the featured speaker at the Clermont County Democratic Party’s Golden Donkey Dinner March 18 at Holiday Inn Eastgate. “We are gratified that Maryellen has accepted our invitation to speak at this year’s dinner,” said Dave Lane, Clermont County party chair. ”Her presence in state government as our secretary of state is crucial to the ongoing effort to insure honest and open elections in Ohio.” The daughter of two World War II veterans, Maryellen O’Shaughnessy comes from a long line of public servants. From the time her great-grandfather first ran for office in 1910, members of the O’Shaugh-

nessy family have served in a variety of elected roles from the state legislature to Columbus City Council. Her father was a state senator. O’Shaughnessy currently serves as clerk of Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In this position, she oversees a vast system of county records, as well as a staff of 231 and a budget of $12.5 million. She has improved turnaround time for document processing and provided more responsive services. She also boosted transparency in that office by ensuring court documents are quickly available online for public viewing. Prior to serving as clerk, O’Shaughnessy was elected three times as a Columbus city council member, repre-

senting the 15th largest city in the nation. She was and remains committed to providing excellent constituent services, listening to concerns and providing the resources necessary to move Ohio forward. She is seeking the office of Ohio Secretary of State. In addition, Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Ken Zuk, the three Democratic candidates for the 2nd Congressional District and Ohio Supreme Chief Justice Candidate Judge Eric Brown will address the audience. Tickets to the Golden Donkey Dinner are available by calling the Clermont County Democratic Party at 513-732-2378 or make reservations online at

Green buffer walls could provide better barriers By Kellie Geist

The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District is looking for ways to lessen the negative impacts transportation projects can have on a community. During the regular meeting Friday, Feb. 12, the board approved a contract with Meisner and Associates Land Vision and Planning to create a general performance specification and detail for a prototypical concept green buffer wall. The contract cannot exceed $4,300. “The concept is that there are options beyond just putting concrete or steel walls up along expressways and transportation projects,” said Gary Meisner, president of Meisner and Associates Land Vision and Planning. “These green buffer wall systems include both structures and plantings with the thought being that the plantings provide some absorption of sound.” The green buffer wall, or living wall, also would pro-

tect neighborhoods from the dust, noise, salt and other negative elements of roadway projects and travel, Meisner said. Basically, a green wall would be made up of structures, plants and other Earthen materials, Meisner said. Meisner said Clermont County is one of the first in the state to seriously look into using the green buffer walls. The Ohio Department of Transportation is doing similar research. “This is emerging technology and Clermont is out there in front,” Meisner said. “ ... We’re helping out by showing them some examples of how the green buffer walls could be used.” The idea to use green buffer walls came as a result of the community involvement meetings from the Ohio 32 Corridor project, said Steve Wharton, secretary and treasurer for the CCTID. “One of the things we heard in that process was that people really get it when it comes to transportation. They understand how important it is. But

they are looking for Wharton local agencies and governments to think responsibly about how those improvements will impact existing communities,” Wharton said. Wharton said the green buffer walls make sense for a number of CCTID projects and fits well with the CCTID’s commitment to being more environmentally conscious. The green buffer walls, if feasible, would be used mostly around projects that are close to residential areas. While the green buffer walls are more expensive, Meisner said they have the potential to last longer than concrete or steel because they are regenerative. However, because the technology is so new, there is little field research available to show how well the green buffer walls work, Meisner said. The idea is that earthen material absorb sound rather than reflect it, so the green buffer walls should work better than concrete or steel.


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Artworks of Goshen students to be displayed

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The creative works of young artists in Goshen schools will be on display at a children’s art show. The show will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the gymnasium of Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road. Katie Wagner, who teaches art at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen, said the show will include artworks of students from first grade through 12th grade. The show, which is free and open to the public, is being held in cooperation with KidsArt Fairs, a company that helps organize school art fairs and sells frames and art supplies at the events. A portion of the money made by KidsArt Fairs goes to support the Goshen art program, Wagner said. She said there will be about 600 to 700 works of art on display. Alan Siefert, who teaches art at Marr/Cook Elementary and Goshen High School, said his younger students will display projects they created this year, including paper cutouts of family members. The students also drew selfportraits using many different colors to represent themselves. “They had a lot of fun with color,” he said.

A portion of the money made by KidsArt Fairs goes to support the Goshen art program. The high school students will display their independent works, “things that are abstract, that convey a message,” Siefert said. Most of the high school students’ works are paintings, with some drawings. Other teachers whose students are participating in the show are Jen Mink, who teaches art at Goshen Middle School, and Caroline Caldwell, who teaches photography at the high school. Original works of art, which have been matted and framed gallery-style, will be available for sale at the show. There also will be art kits, crafts, spiritwear and baked goods for sale. In addition to the art show, several musical groups representing each Goshen school will be performing in the high school cafeteria. Music department teachers participating include Mike Ossenschmidt, Jen Hansford, Missy Mirus and Katie Suddendorf.

Heck to be appointed to national board Milford Junior High science teacher Steve Heck has another honor to add to his resume. Later this month, he will travel to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. for further training for his Teachers in Space program and to be a presenter with the NASA Endeavor Fellowship Program. While there, the National Board of Directors of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will appoint him to the National Aerospace Program Advisory Board. The board has many responsibilities including: Advise the space program project director; recommend various suggestions for pro-

gram implementation; advise directions for future NASA/NSTA programs; react to proposals from NASA and other agencies; monitor projects; and assist in evaluating projects. Heck is the first Milford science teacher to serve on this national board. His appointment begins in June and is a commitment for three years. Heck sees this appointment as giving Milford a chance to have a national voice in science and space education. His commitment will not remove him from the classroom. He can complete all of the requirements through e-mail and conference phone calls.

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Sixth-graders at McCormick Elementary, seen here, volunteered to help at the recent Math Night following the PTO meeting at the school. Students in grades kindergarten through 6 and their families were invited to come to school to play math games prepared by each of the grade level teachers.

Milford to file all-day kindergarten waiver By Mary Dannemiller

Officials in the Milford Exempted Village School District are taking steps to fight a state-mandated all-day kindergarten program. Human Resource Director Tim Ackermann has been working on completing a waiver that, if approved by the Ohio Department of Education, would allow the district to continue providing morning and afternoon kindergarten groups. According to ODE’s Web site, school districts statewide must provide all-day kindergarten starting in the 2010-2011 school year unless a waiver is approved. “The process is we have to develop a plan for full-day kindergarten and then submit that with

the waiver,” Ackermann said. “Right now we’re developing a plan which will be presented to the board in March and we’ll then ask them for approval to submit the waiver.” Instituting all-day kindergarten could cost the district more than $1 million, Farrell said. “We’ll announce an official expense at the March meeting, but it’s well over $1 million for all the different categories and things we’d have to do,” he said. If the waiver is denied, the district will have to hire several more teachers and other staff members to manage the program, Ackermann said. “We’d have to hire 12 to 15 teachers and the average cost for a teacher is about $70,000,” he said. “That’s just teaching staff,

it’s not taking into account the custodial staff you might have to hire, a principal, secretaries and all of the support staff that goes along with running a department.” Aside from the cost of the program, both Ackermann and Farrell said another problem with all-day kindergarten would be working out the logistics of where the students would go. “One of the big issues would be space and the impact on transportation,” Farrell said. “We’re going to be looking at how we would transport them and to what space and what implications it would have on the rest of the district.” The next board of education meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Seipelt Elementary, 5684 Cromley Drive.

HONOR ROLLS Mulberry Elementary School The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.

High Honors

Fourth grade – Kelsey Adams, Emily Baker, Michael Bough, Hannah Brockman, Lydia Byrd, Mackenzie Camacho, Luken Dalessandro, Luke Dickason, Scott Fisher, Holden Flaig, Piper Hamilton, Brandon Henize, Ryan Hezlep, Ashley Honsaker, Phillip Hornsby, Cameron Loux, Erica Mailloux, David Mustain, Evan Page, Jocelyn Paxton, Grace Ruhlman, Justin Singleton, Emily Stamper and Mikaela Williams. Fifth grade – Christopher Barackman, Ashley Bartlett, Nicole Brown, Emily Chen, Ali Coulter, Brendan Eveslage, Caityn Grismere, Richard Hallberg, Molly Keplinger, Megan Klingshirn, Amanda Lee, Kaitlyn Lewis, Noah Litton, Thomas Lyons, Ben Marthey, Britton McMullen, Grace Miller, Samantha Parmertor, Mikalah Proctor, Bridget Ridder, Eli Roman, Lauren Ruehrwein, Ashli Sheldon, Tyler Smith, Riley Steward, Hannah Thierauf, Trista Whitt, Mahlea Widner, Elizabeth Winterod and Sydney Wissmann. Sixth grade – Emma Brockman, Jake Chialastri, Andrew Costa, Dominic Dalessandro, Kristen Dalrymple, Alex Herbst, Hunter Hoffman, Megan Jofriet, Aubrie Keplinger, Joe McClain, Brianna McCulley, Emily Nelson, Carlos Perez, Steven Powers, Emma Ridsdale, Julia Schultz, Samantha Short, Moriah Slaughter, Michael Stevens, Abby Swensen and Barbara Terrell.


Fourth grade – Seth Adams, Adam Bartrum, Caige Beuerlein, Kyrsten Brown, Emma Burns, Mitchell Cox, Makayla Curry, Sydney Daniels, Jared Fox, Ryan Hallberg, Hannah Hopkins, Austin Hoskins, Haley Johnson, Bailey Knox, Hailey Koger, Kinsley Lewis, Kylee Magaw, Kathleen Moore, J. Kendall Morehouse, Carmen Mueller, Bailey Murphy, Emma Norris, Kelly Nunner, Ashley Overstreet, Michael Penkova, Madeline Ponder, Olivia Ruhlman, Austin Schweitzer, Olivia Sheldon and Madeline Stewart. Fifth grade – Christopher Barach, Raymond Blauth, Savannah Brown, Austin Cooper, Maria Doerger, Noah Dolezal, Caraline Gustin, Maryanna Hammann, Ashley Hinners, Gwyneth Kline, Cierra Mangold, James Murphy, Trey Noe, Chris Packer, Juliana Patton, Madison Phillips, Jeremiah Platt, Mollee Ponder, Zoe Pruitt, Traevyn Rowekamp, Kelsey Ruiz, Heather Scott, Cassidy Sowder, Abi Toadvine, Hannah Troll, Rachel Vonderhaar, John Wahl, Tyler White and Jake Wolffram. Sixth grade – Rachel Berger, Josh Bobo, Palmer Bowman, Dylan Brothers, Kyle Christerson, Rayce Curry, Danetta Deutenberg, Janie Grover, Ethan Haywood, Tyler Hill, Riley Holbrook, Tarah Igo, Jordn Iles, Christopher Keil, Paige Klick, Paige Kornaker, Corey Lester, Brooke McHale, Kaygen Naylor, Logan O’Shea, Emily Ragle, Noah Robinson, Candace Ruddy, Collin Ruehrwein, Dominick Serge, Jessie Siefert, Katlyn Sponcil, Bernadette Terrell, Nick Trammel, Virginia Walker, Kendall Whisman and Bret Woodrum.

Students of the month


Clermont Northeastern Elementary’s students of the month for January are, from left: First row (first grade), Aliyah Morel, Olivia Williams, Kyra Waits, Deseray Darnell, Tommy Dilg; second row (second grade), Kylee Bragg, Audrey Meagher, Brandon Sanchez, Xavier McCroy, Logan Marshall; third row (third grade), Kori Keitz, Katelyn Reynolds, Audri Bauer, Jordan Dean, Matthew Jenkins; fourth row (fourth grade), Skyler Shircliff, Lily Croucher, Grant Fishback, Sam Peel and Willie Landaverde. Not pictured, first grader Jillian Gregory.






The following wrestlers placed at the Division III State Wrestling Championships, which were held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University in Columbus March 4-6.

Division I

Moeller: Stephen Myers (112), 3; Pierce Harger (152), 3; Drew Hammer (130), 5; Jake Corrill (125), 7. Milford: Connor Dietrich went 0-2 at state.

Division II

Goshen: Chaz Gresham (152), 3. Joey Ward went 1-2 at state.


Milford bowler Jason Ashcraft scored an individual state qualification following a quality performance at the District Championship finals Tuesday, March 2. Ashcraft was the secondof-five bowlers to advance as an individual with 667 pins; he trailed only Chaminade-Julienne’s J.J. Ruppert at 669 pins. The State Championships concluded Friday, March 5, with Ashcraft finishing at 561 pins to take 51st place.

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Eagles make 1st sectional final since ‘98 By Anthony Amorini

Milford’s boys’ basketball team emphatically ended its recent tournament drought this winter as the Eagles soared to its first appearance in the sectional finals since 1998. Following a two-year drought without a tournament win, Milford head coach Joe Cambron was understandably excited about Milford’s 2-1 record during the post-season. Milford finished at 13-9 overall. “It speaks volumes about our guys,” Cambron said of the tournament success following an up-and-down campaign for the Eagles. “These guys are a blast and I just don’t want it to end. “(Making the sectional finals) starts to set the tone and raise the expectations for our entire program,” Cambron said. Milford’s tournament run came to an end with its loss to No. 1 Princeton, 65-44, during the Division I Sectional Championship finals at Xavier’s Cintas Center on Sunday, March 7. Princeton, fresh off a trip to the Division I State Championship finals last winter, improved to 18-4 with its win over Milford. “To win two tournament games and to do it together was a great experience for them,” Cambron said of the Eagles’ quartet of seniors. “The seniors have all made contributions over their


Milford’s Joey Hammond (10) battles Princeton’s Jordan Sibert for a loose ball March 7 in the Eagles’ loss to the Vikings. careers and this season in particular.” Milford’s seniors included Robbie Kohler, Wes Minton, Joey Hammond and Alex Cummings. The seniors were only freshmen when Milford last won a tournament game in 2007 during a 47-45 victory over Wilmington. In 2008, Milford opened the postseason with a loss to Woodward, 56-44, before falling to Walnut Hills during its 2009 tournament opener, 63-56.

This winter, Milford easily bested No. 21 Mt. Healthy, 64-33, during its tournament opener Wednesday, Feb. 26, to advance to the sectional semi-finals. “Mt. Healthy wasn’t a huge challenge, but we played well against a team we were better than. That’s always good to see,” Cambron said. Inspired play in the fourth quarter of Milford’s sectional semi-final game Tuesday, March 2, against No. 14 Mason propelled the Eagles

into the sectional finals. Milford led the game by a score of 35-25 at halftime before Mason went on a 178 run in the third quarter. Leading by only one point at the start of the game’s final frame, Milford out-scored Mason by a 1710 margin in the fourth quarter to best the Comets, 60-52. “They had crept back into it but I thought our composure (in the fourth quarter) was really good,” Cambron said. “They made a run but

we came right back. “In the fourth quarter when every possession was critical we got the defensive stops we needed and made our free throws. To me, that’s the sign of a good team,” Cambron added. Milford made 22 free throws in the game compared to eight points from the charity stripe for Mason. The Eagles also shot better from the field than Mason as Milford netted 17-of-28 shots (60.7-percent) in contrast to the Comets making 20-of-50 shots (40-percent). “We shot the ball very well and our defense was good enough to hold them off,” Cambron said. Juniors Jess Stankeveh and Zach Baker netted 15 points each against Mason to lead Milford. Sophomore Robert Overbeck added 13 points for Milford with junior Nick Hittner adding nine points. Baker led Milford while averaging 12.4 points a game this winter with Overbeck finishing at 8.1 points a game and Hittner averaging 7.8 points a game. With so many talented underclassmen coming back next year, the future looks bright for Milford, Cambron said. “It takes a different mentality (to win in the tournament) and I like when the expectations are higher,” Cambron said of the appearance in the sectional finals inspiring his Eagles in the off-season.

CNE hall of fame dinner

The 2010 Clermont Northeastern High School Sports hall of Fame dinner will be 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 20, at the ECEC Building (Old Middle School). Social time will be at 6 p.m. Prepaid reservations need to be in by March 10. Seniors and children are $10 and all others are $15. There are two choices of meat: Salisbury steak and grilled chicken breast with gravy. Include a note with the check regarding meat choice. Checks need to be mailed out with number of reservations to CNE Sports Hall of Fame c/o Shirley Shipley, P.O. Box 171 Owensville, Ohio 45160. This year’s inductees include Rocket Pride Award recipient Barb Kelly-Class of ’60 for all the hard work she does each year to make this dinner a success. She is one of the original committee members and is also a hard worker on the Alumni Committee. Other to be inducted are Gene Pitzer, class of 1970; Martin Dennison, class of 1972; John Bauer, class of 1980; Hope Cruey, class of 1982; David Bierman, class of 1987; Lori Saunders, class of 1988 and Rob Milner, Class of 1988. Rob Milner-Class of 1988 family and friends are invited to make their reservations now to honor this year’s recipients.

McNick nabs GCL title

The Archbishop McNicholas High School men’s freshman basketball team defeated Hamilton Badin High School 45-26 at the MCNHS gym on Feb. 17 to win the Greater Catholic League, Central division title.


Milford’s Quentin Dunn, right, gets the upper hand on his opponent during the opening round of the Division I District Championships on Friday, Feb. 26. Dunn took fifth place at districts while finishing as a state alternate at 135 pounds. ANTHONY AMORINI/STAFF

Milford’s Jared Burgdorf, right, looks to make a move Friday, Feb. 26, during the opening round of the Division I District Championships. Burgdorf was a district qualifier at 130 pounds this winter.


Dietrich makes state!

Milford’s Connor Dietrich, seen here during a break in the action Friday, Feb. 26, during his opening match at the Division I District Championships, scored a state qualification at 152 pounds with his fourth-place finish at districts. Conner went 0-2 in his trip at state.



Jennifer Trame, Milford High School senior, signs her letter of commitment to play golf for the College of Mount St. Joseph, while being supported by her mother, Billie Trame, on left; Milford Girls’ Golf Head Coach Sandy Garrison and her father, Gary Trame. Her major will be social work. Trame played varsity golf for the Eagles for four years. She received the Most Improved Player Award in 2007, the Eagle Award in 2008, and the Most Valuable Player Award in 2009. She was First Team All-FAVC for three seasons. Her team earned the FAVC Buckeye Championship in 2007, a first-ever league championship in girls’ golf at Milford. Trame finished second overall as an individual in the FAVC Tournament in 2008 and third overall as individual in 2009. She finished seventh overall at sectionals in 2009 advancing to districts. Trame was named Honorable Mention All Southwest Ohio in 2008 and Third Team All Southwest Ohio in 2009. PROVIDED

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McNick upsets highlight season By Adam Turer


McNicholas basketball player Kevin Easley, middle, is being hugged by Head Coach Tim Monahan after the Rockets beat Bethel-Tate High School in a sectional semifinal game March 3. Easley made the winning basket. It worked, and the Rockets advanced to face secondseeded Indian Hill High School on Saturday, March 6. “That win gave us a lot of momentum going into the sectional final,” said Monahan. “You don’t get a lot of opportunities to beat an undefeated team in the tournament.” The defense that was so dominant against the Tigers was helpless against a redhot Braves team. Indian Hill shot 72 percent en route to a 76-55 victory. It was not the ending to their season that the Rockets had hoped for, but no basketball coach expects an opponent to hit eight of their first ten three point attempts. “I’ve never seen a team shoot that well. It was one of

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In his first year as head coach of the McNicholas High School boys’ basketball program, Tim Monahan led the Rockets to one of the program’s most impressive victories in recent history. McNick upset undefeated Bethel-Tate High School in the district tournament on Wednesday, March 3. Monahan believes it was the first time a McNick team knocked off a previously unbeaten opponent in postseason play. The Rockets entered the postseason with a 7-12 regular season mark, then proceeded to upset the top two teams from the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference to advance to the sectional final. In the first round of the tournament, the seventhseeded Rockets defeated fifth-seeded Goshen High School, 47-40. That set up the showdown against third-seeded and 21-0 Bethel-Tate. A stifling defense was the key to the 45-44 victory. The Rockets held the area’s leading scorer, Louie Schaljo, to a season-low nine points, 13 below his average. “The Schaljo kid is an unbelievable scorer,” Monahan said. “We knew we had to shut down him and Tyler Bullock.” The game plan was to play a tight, packed-in zone and make the Tigers beat them with outside shots. The Rockets changed their offensive game plan in order to slow down the pace of the game and limit the Tigers’ offensive opportunities.

those rare nights,” Monahan said. “We can’t be disappointed. We were one game away from making it to districts and we proved a lot of people wrong this season.” In addition to the upsets of Goshen and Bethel-Tate, the Rockets scored a lateseason upset of conference rival Badin. Those three wins give the program momentum heading into the offseason. The Rockets graduate four seniors, including their top three scorers Andrew Zofkie, Chris Bresler, and Brian Frenzel. Point guard Kevin Easley will return to lead the Rockets and will be joined by 6’9” sophomore Ryan Coldiron and sophomore guard Drew Hall. Junior Matt Staubach was lost for the season and should be a big presence for the Rockets next year. “We didn’t have a lot of varsity experience and we were young at a lot of key spots this year,” said Monahan. “Not having Matt in the post was a huge loss for us.” Last year, Monahan led the varsity girls’ team before taking over the varsity boys’ program this season. He and his staff were pleased with the commitment they got from their players all season. Those efforts were finally rewarded with big late-season victories. “Our kids worked their tails off in practice every day and a lot of guys stepped up,” Monahan said. “The kids bought in since day one and it was a relief to get these great wins late in the season to show them that what we’re doing is working.”


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2010 stands to be a pivotal year

From a liberal viewpoint, no president should have been more in favor of government programs than our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was born onto a relatively poor family and his father hired him out as field laborer for wages at a young age. This led to an aversion for manual labor for Abe who would seek his life ambitions by using his head. An autodidact, he became a lawyer by studying under older attorneys and became a successful corporate attorney, then congressman, then a failed candidate for U.S. Senate and eventually president of the United States. He did all of this basically by himself along with the aid of friends and supporters, but not with the aid of some large government agency. In fact, Lincoln’s view of government was simple and conservative: “The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot do so well for themselves, in their separate and individual capacities.” This year, 2010, stands to be a pivotal year for the conservative voters supporting the Republican Party. All statewide offices, the apportionment board, the Ohio General Assembly, the U.S. Congress and various local races are up for grabs. As the Republican Party moves forward into 2010, we should keep in mind the above quoted maxim of Lincoln. Lincoln believed the fundamental document of our nation’s founding was the Declaration of Independence and the following statement: We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Would you consider or are you considering a Toyota for your next car, given the company’s recent recalls and safety concerns? Why or why not? “We have had many ‘American’ cars over the years. We also had many problems with these cars. We finally gave in and bought a new 2002 Sienna van. Love it. No problems. We also own a 2009 Corolla and love it ... no problems except this re-call thing. Would we buy another Toyota? You bet we will. We’re more than pleased with my Toyota experience.” G.M. “Sure I would buy a Toyota, as soon as my Honda gives out. “Wonder if Obama will be brought before Congress to explain ObamaMotors’ (GM) recall of 1.3 million autos due to power steering problems.” L.D.B. “Toyota is currently not as well made as American cars. I think they are living off an unfair reputation. In most upscale neighborhoods, it’s not fashionable to buy or drive an American car. Of course, if you do some homework, you notice that they have finished behind Ford and many GM vehicles for years, but the news rarely reaches our upscale suburbs.



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life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness … The fundamental belief inherent in that beautiful sentence is man is a fallen creature, or if you rather, man Tim Rudd is not perfectible. We must recCommunity ognize there are Press Guest immutable laws Columnist that not only regulate nature, but also human behavior. We recognize the greatness of our country lies in the decisions made daily by a free people interacting with one another freely in a free market. Therefore any solutions government proposes should be limited, should enhance the liberty and freedom of its citizens, and should enhance our free-market economy. We totally reject the notion a few elites know better the solutions that effect millions than the millions themselves. We also totally reject the notion that a few should pick the winners and losers in our free-market economy. Last summer saw a revolution begin on the streets of our nation, a revolution that became known as “The Tea Party Movement.” Much hand wringing and consternation has been done in party circles regarding the movement. Let me be plain, if the intentions of the movement is to hold the Republican Party to core conservative values then you are welcome. You will find the vast majority of party members, central committee members, and elected Republican office holders in Clermont County are true red conservatives. Tim Rudd lives on Ohio 743 in Washington Township. He is chair of the Clermont County Republican Party.

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Students should choose own field trip locations Have you ever thought that we do not have enough field trips? I can assure you that I do. I think a lot of us know that we should have at least three field trips per year. I also think that we (the students and I) should be able to pick the field trips. Please consider my requests below. I hope that after you read my suggestions, you will agree with me. First, I think we should have field trips because they are educational. My reason for that is that having field trips will enhance our curriculum. Wouldn’t you agree that the main purpose of field trips is for it to be educational and fun? Having field trips is a way to learn outside of the classroom. Students always learn more when they can interact with the topic they are studying. Second, I think we should have field trips because they are fun. My reasons for that are that they will give both the students and teachers a chance to have fun together and at the same time


Noah Frye, right, is the winner of the Seipelt Elementary School 2010 “Be a Journalist SixthGrade Column Contest.” Runner-up winners are, from left, Cassidi Ballard, Seth Robinson and Tara Mick. learn about the topic. I asked the students in my class if they thought the trips were fun, and they said some of the field trips were. I studied the students’ reactions during field trips and my results were that most of the students had a great time. I think that field trips are a more interesting way to research topics than to just read about them in a book. Next, I think we should have field trips because they will

enhance our curriculum. My reasons for that are that even though field trips are educational and fun, they can also tie into what students are studying at school. Sometimes, students will learn more on a field trip. When children visit an exhibit or somewhere else, they might be able to get more information on the current course of study. Information will tend to stick with students more when they can physically see what you are trying to study and understand. Finally, I would like to be able to have more and to pick more field trips because they are educational, fun and field trips will enhance our curriculum. I think we need more field trips and that we should be able to choose them. Please think about turning these requests into actions. Thank you. Noah Frye is the winner of the Seipelt Elementary School 2010 “Be A Journalist Sixth-Grade Column Contest.” Runner up winners are Cassidi Ballard, Seth Robinson and Tara Mick.

Centers change as needs of seniors shift When Clermont Senior Services founding director, Lois Brown Dale, opened the first local senior centers in 1969, most seniors who attended were born in the 1880s and 1890s. Today, their children are attending the centers, most of whom were born in the 1920s and 1930s. In a few short years their children, the Boomer Generation born in the 1940s and 1950s, will be old enough to attend the centers. Today, many older adults resent being called “seniors,” while others embrace the term. Many, including some in their 70s and 80s, refuse to attend a center, saying, “I’m not going there with all of those old people.” Despite these views, senior centers are as important today as they were 40 years ago. The difference is the changing face (i.e., the interests and attitudes) of those who attend. This presents some interesting challenges for program planning. Our goal is to offer programs seniors want. To help us do this, a few years ago we conducted a survey to get first-hand information. The results were revealing. Even though 75 percent of those attending were in their 70s and

80s, they expressed interest in many of the same activities as younger retirees. They still wanted traditional center activities like cards, line George dancing, holiday Brown parties and bingo, but they also Community wanted new proPress guest grams like bridge columnist clubs, computer classes, flower arranging, woodcarving and more. Based on the survey results, we began offering these and other new programs. Some programs worked and some didn’t, but overall the response was extraordinary. In fact, registration for many programs fills up as soon as we issue a new program catalogue. We refer to these new programs as Lifelong Learning. This term is being used by senior centers throughout the nation to describe programs that emphasize continued learning. Understandably, there are fees for some Lifelong Learning classes, but any extra income raised goes right back into the centers.

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For example, we’ve used these resources to purchase new chairs, card tables, televisions, a Wii game, and other items. While Lifelong Learning programs have increased, traditional center activities continue to be important for seniors. Traditional activities can best be described as activities that focus on enjoying the company of your friends at the center, rather than learning a new skill or hobby. We plan to conduct another survey and some focus groups for an update of program interests. It will be important to not only hear from seniors who attend the centers, but also from seniors who have never attended, but might do so if we offer activities of interest to them. If you are one of those who has said, “I would never attend a senior center,” I encourage you to give it a try. It is a great way to visit with friends – even make new friends, and explore that hobby you always wanted to try. For information about the senior centers and to receive a copy of the program catalogue, give us a call at 724-1255. George Brown is the executive director of Clermont Senior Services.



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March 10, 2010

Senior citizens enjoy dinner, play at Goshen High About 100 senior citizens enjoyed dinner and a play March 4 at Goshen High School. The annual dinner event included a production of the high school drama department’s spring play, “The Hound of the Clackervilles.” The evening also included door prize drawings for table centerpieces, gift baskets and gift cards. The event was sponsored by the Community and Staff Public Relations Committee of Goshen Local Schools. PHOTOS BY JOHN SENEY / STAFF

Goshen High School students Hannah Sanders, left, and Kristin Haun helped serve food at the senior citizens dinner March 4. The two belong to the service group Random Acts of Kindness.

Eva Steele, left, of Linton Road and Laveda Mindrum of Ohio 132 enjoy the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Velma and Don Irwin of Oakland Road joined others attending the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Tina Reichert, left, director of the Goshen Learning Academy, and Teresa Rohrkemper, principal of Marr/Cook Elementary School, serve food at the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Bill and Liz Smith of Newtonsville attend the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Bill and Janet Oligee of Milford dig in to their meals at the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Harold and Phyllis Neal of Gibbs Road attend the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Goshen school board member Sue Steele and Goshen High School sophomore Shane Davis help clean up at the senior citizens dinner March 4. Joyce Holland of Goshen Road is served her meal at the senior dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.

Norma Barnett and Don Tomes of O’Bannon Terrace wait for the food to be served at the senior citizens dinner March 4 at Goshen High School.


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West Clermont Dance Company members Savanna Daniel, Ryan Hutcherson, Taylor Erwin, Tim Nowakowski, Kaitlyn Jennings and Mauricio Tostado entertained the crowd while the ballots were counted.

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize.

Fraley wins CCDD Dancing with the Stars Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel took home the top prize at the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Dancing with the Stars event Thursday, March 4. Fraley and Diesel were one of 12 couples to compete in the competition. Other dancers were Tom Dirr, owner of Dirr Nurseries in Goshen Township, and his granddaughter Jessica Petre; Batavia Township residents Bill and Donna Dowdney; Families Connected employee Lamonica Friedman and her son Evan; Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities employee Kate Hawkins and her husband Bill; Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg and Sarah Negley, Ohio Developmental Disabilities employee Steve Sizemore and his wife Tina; CCDD employee Sharon Richmond and her dancing partner David Horn; Child Focus Executive Director Jim Carter and his partner

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg danced with Williamsburg resident Sarah Negley. Berta Velilla; Bethel-Tate Local School District Psychologist Laurel Vogel and her husband Tim; CCDD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow and her grandson Christopher Lachat; and Batavia High School Spanish teacher Rachelle Jackson and her partner Samir Aziz. Students from the West Clermont Dance Company also performed at the fundraiser.

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities employee Kate Hawkins and her husband Bill also earned high scores with their swing routine.

Amelia resident and Families Connected employee Lamonica Friedman dances with her 14-year-old son Evan.

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley and her partner Jeff Diesel show off the moves that earned them the mirror ball trophies.

Judges Jeff Bill and Anne Erwin give Linda Fraley and Jeff Diesel high scores as Clermont County communications director and judge Kathy Lehr waits for her turn.

Little adventurers

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting “Little Adventurers” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at the center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. It continues weekly through May 20. Excludes April 1. The class includes outdoor adventure, nature, math, literature, music and art. Topic varies weekly. Must be potty-trained. The cost is $155, $125 for members. Registration is required. Call 831-1711 or visit

Tom Dirr of Goshen danced with his granddaughter, Jessica Petre.

CCDD Superintendent Sharon Woodrow earned a perfect score from the judges after dancing with her grandson, Christopher Lachat.


Pattison Elementary School is hosting “A Tribute to the Legends” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, at the school, 5330 South Milford Road. Music is by Matt Snow as Sinatra and Elvis tribute artist Jim Jones. With guest emcee Charlie Williams, “The Noise Guy.” Benefits MS Society. Cost is $3. Call 227-1893.

Bicycle maintenance

Bishop’s Bicycles is hosting the Bicycle Maintenance Clinic at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at the store, 313

Main St. in Milford. Learn proper maintenance including cleaning the chain, adjusting gears, brakes and fixing a flat tire. The clinic is free. Reservations are required. Call 8312521 or visit

Volunteer training

Tri State County Animal Response Team is hosting the Animal Emergency Services Volunteer Training Program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville. Learn to handle animals, coordinate

animal shelters and emergency response, pet first aid and personal safety in disasters. The event includes lunch. It continues 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 14. The cost is $125. Registration is required. Call 702-8373 or visit

Egg painting class

The Mercantile Mall in Milford is opening a studio for area residents to learn about and make Russian and Polish folk art, Psanky eggs, through an evening art class. The Folk Art Egg Painting Class is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. one evening,

Batavia Township residents Bill and Donna Dowdney entertained the crowd with their moves on the dance floor.

March 15 or March 17 or March 20, at the Mercantile, 110 Main St. in Milford. Cost is $35, and includes dye, wax, egg and tool, but cannot be refunded. Class size is limited. The class will use wax and dyes to decorate eggs that the Russian people made to bring them prosperity and welcome spring. The teacher is a decorative art painter, Bonnie Juras, who lives in Milford. For more information, call The Mercantile Mall at 248-0350.

Yum, pancakes

Milford Lodge No. 54 is

offering an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. It includes link sausage and buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Includes coffee, tea and juice. Cost is $6, $3 for children. Call 248-0870.



March 10, 2010



Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Winter Story Time, 10 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Ages 1 1/25. Stories, games and crafts.Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Salamander Celebration, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Program and naturalist-led hike. Bring flashlight. Ages 5 and up. $6, $3 children; $4, $1 children for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Little Adventurers, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Weekly through May 20. Excludes April 1. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Includes outdoor adventure, nature, math, literature, music and art. Topic varies weekly. Must be pottytrained. $155, $125 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn science and lore of turning sap into sweet maple syrup. Includes guided hike in sugarbush, information on origins of sugaring and visit to Sugar House. $150 for 21-30 scouts with three free chaperones; $100 for 13-20 scouts with two free chaperones; $50 for 10-12 scouts with one free chaperone. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Breakfast & Bingo, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Chickfil-A Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd. No. 612, Free bingo with prizes. Coffee free for seniors. Free. Presented by Chick-FilA Eastgate Mall. 943-4232. Eastgate.


Used Magazine Fair, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Meeting room. Not available while other library programs are in session. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 2


Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.


Private Pilot Ground School, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Through March 14. Clermont County Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Covers all aeronautical knowledge items required and culminates with exam endorsement. $330. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 7359500; Batavia Township.


Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry, Fish, cole slaw, french fries, hush puppies and beverages. Carryout available. $8 meal; $4 sandwich. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters. Other menu items available. Carryout available. $6.50 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken, fries, baked potato, coleslaw and applesauce. Includes dinner and two sides. Carryout available. $6 dinner, $4.50 sandwich only, $1.50 extra per side item. 831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125, Includes fish, shrimp, sides, desserts and drinks. Carryout available. Presented by St. Mary Church Bethel. 7344041. Bethel. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 6830105; Loveland. St. Peter Men’s Club Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Peter Church - New Richmond, 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Fried and baked fish and sides. Dessert and drink included. Carryout available. Benefits parish projects. $7.50 adult, $4 ages 12 and under. 553-3267. New Richmond. United Methodist Men’s Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road. Includes fish, chicken, shrmip macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Church projects.. $10 all you can eat; $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541. Goshen. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road. Cafeteria. Fried fish, baked salmon, fried shrimp, and cheese pizza along with green beans, french fries, mac-n-cheese, onion rings, parsley potatoes, garden salad, cole slaw and dinner rolls served. Benefits church ministries. Family friendly. $4-$8. 575-0119; Milford.


A Tribute to the Legends, 6:30 p.m. Pattison Elementary School, 5330 South Milford Road. Music by Matt Snow as Sinatra and Elvis tribute artist Jim Jones. With guest MC Charlie Williams, “The Noise Guy.” Benefits MS Society. $3. 227-1893. Milford.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 697-6769; Loveland.


Promont House Museum, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. 1865 Italianate Victorian home of Ohio Gov. John Pattison. Decorated in Victorian style. $5, $1 ages 11 and under. Through March 28. 248-0324. Milford.


Diving Deeper Into Lent, 7:30 p.m. Father Mike Seger presents “Deepening Your Life of Virtue.” Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. Catholic Lenten series.Free, donations accepted. 388-4466; Anderson Township.

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Haiti Relief Drive, 9 a.m.-noon, Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. Drop off peanut butter, canned meats, baby cereal, infant formula (powdered), shoes for children, linens and towels. 528-0230, Mount Carmel.


Animal Emergency Services Volunteer Training Program, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. Learn to handle animals, coordinate animal shelters and emergency response, pet first aid and personal safety in disasters. Includes lunch. Concludes 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14. $125. Registration required. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 7028373; Owensville. Bicycle Maintenance Clinic, 2 p.m. Bishop’s Bicycles, 313 Main St. Learn proper maintenance including cleaning the chain, adjusting gears and brakes and fixing a flat tire. Free. Reservations required. 831-2521; Milford.


Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. Link sausage and buttermilk pancakes smothered in maple syrup. Includes coffee, tea, and juice. $6, $3 children. 248-0870. Milford.


Spring into Good Health, 2 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Learn about healthy eating and portion control with Clermont Mercy Hospital registered dietitian Jeanne Kincaid. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.


Maple Madness, noon-4 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Guided sugarbush tours, maple syrup samples and information on history of sugaring. Other activities include Krippendorf Lodge tours, CincyNature Camp Sampler for kids, living history in the cabin and more. Includes with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland.


St. Andrew Model Train Show, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St. More than 70 dealers, two displays and an interactive layout for children. Food available. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 7322793. Milford. Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia.


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 a variety of media such as paintings, wood working, jewelry, photography and more. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.


Tri State County Animal Response Team is hosting the Animal Emergency Services Volunteer Training Program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville. Learn to handle animals, coordinate animal shelters and emergency response, pet first aid and personal safety in disasters. Pictured are volunteers helping after Hurricane Katrina. The event includes lunch. It concludes from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 14. The cost is $125. Registration is required. Call 513-702-8373 or visit S U N D A Y, M A R C H 1 4


Community Charity Auction, 6 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Benefits Clermont Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Milford Miami Ministries. 8315500. Milford.


Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 831-9876. Milford. Sunday Jazz Brunch in the Park, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day Brunch. Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. Sweetwine Banquet Center. Buffet featuring more than 25 items and made-to-order omelets. Jazz music by the Chris Comer Trio and Dan Barger on sax and flute. $13.95, $6.75 ages 2-12; free under 23 months; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-3008. Anderson Township.


Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland.


Promont House Museum, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 11 and under. 248-0324. Milford.


Lenten Dinner and Devotions, 6 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 West Plane St. Fellowship hall. Bring soups, salads or desserts to share. After dinner, speakers share their testimonies during a 30-40 minute period of informal worship, singing and devotions. 7347201. Bethel. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 1 5

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Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Irish StepDancing, 7 p.m. Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Celebrate your Un-Birthday. Bring your parents for snacks, games, and fun in Wonderland. Ages 5-10. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Preschool Story Time, noon, Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, $15 per month. 5206390. Amelia. FOOD & DRINK

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


Anime, 3:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch and review anime movies and give opinions to library. Teens required to have parental permission slip. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Stories, dance and crafts. Ages 2-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford. Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 7342619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. All Age Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, games and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen.

EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road. $15 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Amelia. 520-6390. Amelia. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570; New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Burrows. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.



The Cincinnati Wine Festival returns for its 20th year March 12-13, in the Grand Ballroom at the Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St., downtown CIncinnati. The Grand Tastings will be 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets range in price from $60 to $110 depending on time, date and if the Special Tasting is included. For details or to buy tickets, call 513-723-9463 or visit

Walk-in Wii Night, 5:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Big Brain Academy, Mariokart and Guitar Hero. Ages 1-12. Registration required. 5530570. New Richmond.


Used Magazine Fair, noon-8 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 752-5580. Amelia.


Come out for the 139th edition of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Zing Zang Zoom show features Zingmaster Alex and his assistant Levitytia leading the audience through a kaleidoscope of color, imagery and fun Thursday March 11, through Sunday, March 14, at the U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Shows start at 7 p.m. with 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14.50 to $85. For details or tickets, call 513-562-4949 or visit



March 10, 2010


Our enemy fear attended the Olympics

The Olympics are majestic but they are no match for fear. We enjoy watching the games for various reasons: our patriotism, competitive spirit, love of sports, or even for the vicarious thrill of imagining ourselves in some of the athletes. Yet, if we are competing, how well would we handle our fears? The Olympics, like life itself, confronts humans with various fears. In our lives, “Each morning two grinning gremlins sit at the foot of our bed. One is called Lethargy and one is called Fear. Either will gladly eat us alive … for they daily renew their interest in possessing our soul,” writes analyst Dr. James Hollis. The success of our lives will be found in our struggle to achieve as much meaning and depth as possible by going beyond the bounds these two enemies try to set upon us. Do Olympics participants battle these same gremlins as we do in our lives, jobs and responsibilities? Definitely! For example, in the Feb.

26 edition of USA To d a y , s p o r t s columnist M i k e Lopresti wrote of the unnoFather Lou t i c e d Guntzelman departure the Perspectives of Netherlands bobsled team. “Its team has pulled out of the four-man bobsled competition before even starting – not because of injury or controversy or lousy times. The pilot is Edwin van Calker, and he has lost his nerve to compete,” Lopresti states. “They’ve seen the crashes at the Whistler Sliding Centre. They are haunted by the death of the Georgian luger. Edwin had an awful time of it last week in the two-man competition,” notes the columnist. Edwin’s brother and teammate, Arnold, agreed with him. He is 33 years old and has a wife and daughter who saw the luger’s death back in Holland on television. Some will condemn their

withdrawal from the Olympics, others will try to understand. But we must remember that the gremlin of fear sits at the foot of every one of our beds, and in every one of our endeavors. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world,” says Emerson. Was the bobsledder’s decision to withdraw his succumbing to cowardice or the summoning up of courage (not caring what others will say and think of him)? Or, back in the beginning of his bobsledding career choice years ago, was he fearful of changing his choice or of future failure? We do not know. What we do know is that life is not our enemy, fear is. Throughout life we must ask ourselves in every dilemma we face between the difficult and the easy; in every relationship in which we’re called to make risks and sacrificial choices; in every commitment we’re called upon to make; every responsibility to a spouse or child, “Is it basically fear or lethargy that’s holding me

have. I have known fear of failure, fear of humiliation, fear of injury, and sometimes fear of death, either for myself or a loved one. “Most of all, I have wrestled against the fear of not mattering, of being cast out because I did not fit in, of being overlooked because I was not significant, and of being shamed because I was not worthy. I have at times been paralyzed by this feeling. I have let it hold me back. And what I now want

back? Does my choice diminish me or enlarge me?” Only the boldest among us can acknowledge the role that fear plays in our lives and then to do something about it. In the beginning of his book, “Face Your Fear: Living with Courage in an Age of Caution,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes for all of us when he reveals, “I have struggled my whole life against fear, as many of you

is liberation from that fear.” Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the perception that some things are more important to us than what we fear. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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March 10, 2010

Have a taste o’ the green this St. Paddy’s Day The wild yellow aconite which dear friend Ike Leaf gave me starts of so long ago is now starting to cover our little patch of woods with bright yellow and green. The snowdrops are up, too. I’m always amazed at the courage of Mother Nature to push these delicate looking flowers through the frozen ground and snow. Spring is not far behind! And don’t forget to start saving those papery onion

skins for coloring Easter Eggs. I’ll share that recipe soon. Meanwhile, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so here are some favorites to celebrate.

Eileen Bittman’s St. Pat’s Jell-O salad

Eileen is a friend of mine and a marvelous cook. Eileen likes lime gelatin, but you can use your favorite. 1 can, 20 oz., crushed

or bowl and chill until firm.

pineapple in juice 1 box, 6 oz., lime gelatin (or flavor of your choice) 2 cups buttermilk 1 carton, 8 oz., whipped topping 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional but good)

Irish coffee for St. Patrick’s Day

Combine pineapple and gelatin in saucepan. Heat until gelatin melts, but don’t boil. Cool slightly and add buttermilk and whipped topping. Combine well and add nuts. Pour into molds

1 cup whipping cream, whipped with 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups hot strong coffee 1 ⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup Irish whiskey or brandy Sugar to taste

Let the kids have a tiny bit in espresso cups, sans the whiskey, of course!

Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons whiskey and 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar in each mug, stir and pour coffee in. Top with the whippedcream.


Irish soda bread with a twist

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This is nice and moist and incredibly flavorful. Addictive served warm from the oven. It would be perfect alongside a simple Irish stew for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Ruth Lyons coffeecake

I hope this is what several readers wanted. I haven’t had time to try this. Let me know if you have. 1 stick margarine 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk, or sweet milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar 1 teaspoon baking soda Now here’s what the rest of the recipe had in it and which one reader said was not in the original, so if you want, leave it out. 1

⁄2 cup raisins ⁄2 cup coconut 1 ⁄2 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1

Combine margarine, granulated and brown sugars, and flour. Mix well and save 1⁄2 cup for topping. Add eggs, buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well and then add raisins, coconut and pecans. Put in two floured and greased round cake pans. (I’d just use cooking spray).

P u t reserved dry ingredients on Rita top and Heikenfeld p r e s s Rita’s kitchen s o m e pecans on top of each cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (I’d check after about 25 minutes).

Coming soon

Passover brisket Virginia Bakery coffecake Naturally colored Easter eggs

Can you help?

Like Milan Railroad Inn’s tuna salad: For Cathy, who said the owner told her it was a secret recipe. Cathy also asked if there’s a difference in tuna with albacore or chunky white? I’ve used both, and like the chunky white a bit better. Like Karlos & Johnny’s country penne: Tom Ohmer has asked again to find a similar recipe. “I found the ingredients: roasted chicken, mild Italian sausage, broccoli, tomatoes toasted in a cannelloni bean broth with penne.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Center’s Maple Madness celebration of all things maple from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Enjoy a guided hike and syrup making demonstration topped off by a free sampling of nature’s own maple syrup. Participate in a variety of fun activities including early local pioneer living history in the cabin, Krippendorf Lodge tours and talks and a family scavenger hunt. Maple Madness offers fun educational opportunities including log tapping and maple trail hikes to familiarize visitors of all ages with the important role of maple trees in Ohio’s history. In addition to all the

Maple Madness activities, Cincinnati Nature Center will host a CincyNature Camp Sampler with crafts, games, songs, and puppet shows. The Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society will be on hand with live reptiles including a 20foot python. Maple Madness is free to Cincinnati Nature Center members; non-members pay daily admission fees of $5 per adult and $1 per child. For more information, visit the program and events calendar at or call 831-1711. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is located at 4949 Tealtown Road.


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degrees. Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add raisins, caraway and sour cream. Beat until blended. Form into mound-shaped circle on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with milk. Bake 4555 minutes.





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March 10, 2010

Clough United Methodist Church

The church is hosting the Clough United Methodist Church Egg-Stravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Children ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the church. Children can visit with the Clough Clowns and participate in a drawing for special prizes. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to photograph their children at Easter backgrounds. Children should bring their Easter baskets. This event is free. Donations of canned food for the food bank at Inter Parish Ministries in Newtown will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, activities will move inside the church. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301.

The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 5532397.

(donation price posted), fries, macaroni and cheese, slaw and various desserts. Drinks are included. Proceeds benefit church projects. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541.

Laurel United Methodist

Laurel would like to invite the community to their soup/sandwich/dessert supper from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Milford First United Methodist Church

TriState Habitat for Humanity. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Mount Carmel Christian Church

The church is serving as a drop-off point for the Haiti relief effort throughout March. Material collection times will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. They need the following items: Peanut butter, meats (canned or foil packages), baby cereal, infant formula (must be powdered, no refrigeration); shoes for children, new or used in good condition; and linens, new or used in good condition, sheets, (twin preferred), towels. Contact Chris Van Huss for more information at 5280230 or The church is located at 4183 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road; 528-3365.

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday.

The United Methodist Men are hosting Lenten Fish Fries at the church. They will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12 and 19. Suggested donations for the meal are $10 all you can eat, $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12. The menu includes fish, chicken, shrimp

The church is hosting a Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Friday evening until Easter. Menu includes cod fish, fries, cole slaw and roll or sandwich bun. Drinks and desserts are included. Individual fish sandwiches and a children’s menu of fish sticks or hot dogs also will be available. Carryout is available. Everyone welcome. The church hosts Sunday School at 9

Members will host an Irish Fling from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 13. The event includes dinner and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 per child or $25 per family of two adults and two children age 4 to 11. Call the church office by noon Friday, March 12, to reserve tickets. The church is hosting the 22nd annual Community Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 14, in the Great Hall. Past auction items included dinners, theme baskets, baby sitting, boat trips, gourmet baked goods, sporting tickets, artwork, symphony tickets, celebrity autographed items and more. This is both a silent and called auction with Stephen Early as the auctioneer. Proceeds from the called and silent auction benefit Milford Miami Ministry and Clermont Chapter of

The men of St. Joseph will be sponsoring a Fish Fry at St. Mary Church. The hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It runs through Friday, March 26. Menu items include fish (baked or fried), shrimp, grilled cheese,






St. Bernadette Church


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201

Trinity United Methodist

Community Church of Nazarene

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

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

Edenton First Baptist Church

The church is hosting a revival March 14 through March 17, with Evangelist Braxton Hunter. Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Visit The church is at 6655 Edenton-Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain; 6250731.

Goshen United Methodist Church

1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM


CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia

844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

513 831 0196

Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right



Pastor: Tom Bevers

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm


A fellowship where God changes people for life. Come visit us! 2545 Highway 50 Owensville, OH 45160 513-732-2324 Sunday School 9:00am Childrens Church 10:00am Worship 10:00am Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)


“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Located at 19 East Main Street

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-876-0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.


4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125 Sunday Worship. 10:00am

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young



vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Amelia United Methodist Church

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available

True Church of God

Welcomes You

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

Pastor Mike Smith

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.


St. Peter Catholic Church

The Men’s Club of the church is sponsoring a Fish Fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, Feb. 19 through Good Friday, April 2. The menu offers choice of deep fried cod, French fries or macaroni; or baked cod with toss salad and baked potato, and grilled cheese. Eat in or carry out. Dessert and drink included with price of meal. Proceeds benefit parish projects. The church is at 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond; 553-3267.

United Methodist Church


(St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

St. Mary Church

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am unday School.......................9:30am School 93 Sunday w/nursery & children’s church


Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 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



770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study




Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115



THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer Service 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services/ Youth & Children’s Programs

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

macaroni and cheese, French fries, refreshments, homemade pies and cakes, and other desserts. The church is at 3398 Ohio 125, Bethel; 734-4041.


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 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”



March 10, 2010


Fifth snowiest season on record Howdy folks, It seems we may be getting out of the heavy snow. The paper had this as the fifth heaviest snowy season on record. I remember the snow in 1950. That was the fall my Dad died. So far we have had 38.4 inches, but we are lucky. The folks along the Eastern section of our wonderful country have had more. We got a seed catalog from Burpee Seed Company and they have seeds for a tomato called Big Mama. We raised them last year they resemble the Roma, but are bigger. The greenhouses are getting ready for the season. I was talking to the Grant’s Farm. They have several greenhouses. They have tomato plants up and are planting other garden items. They are planning their open house for April 17 and April 18 this year, so mark it down. The other evening while

Ruth Ann was starting to crochet, Dixie was asleep on the couch. When he noticed she was starting to crochet he got up and went to her lap. He likes to lay on the arm of the couch so Ruth Ann can put her hand out so he can lay his head on it and sleep. Now is the time to dig sassafras roots to make some excellent tea. The folks years ago thought the tea helped purify the blood. We like this at this time of year. Last Sunday evening the Campbell’s Barn Restaurant had the Daniel Patrick Family there to play some wonderful music. The crowd was big and everyone sure enjoyed the family and the music. Several of these restaurants are helping organizations by giving the tips to the Scouts or help to other organizations. This is a good thing they do for the community. On March 13 from 9

a.m. till noon, the Riverside Coffee Mill at 1775 Riverside Drive in Batavia will be having a “Gourmet Waffle” fundraiser for a young lady. This lady will be traveling to Cameroon in May to work with the villagers to help provide clean water for the province along with the E.W.B. The coffee shop will donate 75 percent to this lady for her trip. The Riverside Coffee Mill do so much for different folks and worthwhile projects. And of course they have good soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and non-coffee drinks all the time to enjoy. Last Friday evening, the Farmers Institute was held at Buford with a wonderful meal of homemade noodles and chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, dessert and drinks. The money from the food went to the committee for the upkeep of the building. This is an expensive thing to do. The committee that

keeps the Farmers Institute going needs all the help they can get so if any of you folks would like to help, give Diana Mock a call. The program before the awards and auction was a group of young folks dancing and boy were they good. The first group was some young ladies from 3 to 5 years old. They were so cute and did a super job of dancing. The winter with so much snow and cold will have a heavy death toll on the honey bees. We have heard of folks losing several hives of honey bees. I haven’t checked ours yet, but we are very concerned about them with so little pollen for them to get last fall. We have had several calls from people wanting honey and we along with other beekeepers don’t have any. With the weather starting to warm up, we need to start feeding the bees if there are any alive. We use sugar water; two cups of sugar to one cup of water.

The Clermont Chapter of the P.E.R.I. will meet March 17 at the Batavia Station Restaurant next to 32 Ford in Batavia for their meeting. They will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will be at 12 noon. Anyone who belongs to the State Public Employees Retirement System can join the local chapter. The district meeting will be held in Warren County May 4. The speaker there will be a Humana insurance representative. Keep check on your

neighbors, and keep the bird feeders George filled, they Rooks still need Ole help. Start your Fisherman week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord for all you have. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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Elizabeth Balogh and Shashank Jangiti were married January 21, 2010, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Christina Balogh of Milford. The groom is the son of Mallaiah and Aruna Jangiti of Hyderabad, India. The bride is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph, where she received a bachelor’s degree. The groom is a graduate of N. I. T. , where he received a bachelor’s degree. He is currently a student at University of Northern Virginia, where he will receive his masters in 2010.



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the program. The final part of the program has been a visit to the Promont House Museum in Milford. Students would tour the former home of Governor John Pattison and his family. The house is in keeping with the 19th-century theme of the activities presented to the students. The society members are looking forward to hosting field trips for the Milford students. Those who don’t come with their class to the house for a visit are encouraged to visit Promont with their families to see this local treasure. Some optional activities are a traveling trunk containing historical objects, which can be sent to various buildings and used for discussion; a walk through old Milford as teachers use a provided script that describes the historical buildings in the area and/or a visit to Promont House Museum to study the timeline of the events in Milford’s history.



In 1998 the Greater Milford Historical Society and the Milford Exempted Village School District began working together to promote history of the Milford area. Each year, various programs are offered by the society to second- and third-graders in the district (about 1,000 students) to help them attain some of their study requirements. A very popular part of the program is a computer/slide show titled “Then & Now,” which is presented to thirdgrade students. This program shows old and new photographs of the Milford/Miami Township area from the past to the present. Students are then able to compare and contrast their community. A Round Robin of classroom discussions by several society members promotes interactive participation/discussion on topics such as tools of long ago, woodworking, games/toys, clothing from the past and household cleaning/kitchen






MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jeremy A. Janson, 33, 5370 Country Lane, domestic violence, Feb. 14. Hannah Wallach, 19, 6452 Brittany Drive, domestic violence, Feb. 14. Patrick S. Hooke, 33, 1114 S. Timbercreek Drive, disorderly conduct, Feb. 15. Samantha M. Utley, 18, 1016 Main St., drug abuse, paraphernalia, Feb. 15. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Feb. 16. Miquel Hernandez, 27, operating vehicle under influence, Feb. 19.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Entry made into Drive Mills Lawnmower at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb. 20.


Coin collection and medication taken; $13,000 at 5586 Betty Lane, Feb. 21. Personal papers, etc. taken at 1082 Weber Road, Feb. 22.

Criminal damage

Lock cut off shed at 728 Louanne Lane, Feb. 14. Lock cut off shed at 739 Louanne Lane, Feb. 16. Windows broken in vehicle at 5500 Trenton Court, Feb. 20.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at residence at 6130 Doe Court, Feb. 20.

Domestic violence

At Country Lane, Feb. 14. At Brittany Lane, Feb. 14. At Ohio 131, Feb. 17.


Cellphone taken at 5609 Trenton Court, Feb. 14. GPS an MP3 player taken from vehicle; $500 at 1107 Sophia, Feb. 15. Wine taken from Kroger; $3.33 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 16. Miter saw taken; $350 at 1074 Carraway, Feb. 16. Stereo, money, etc. taken from vehicles at Trenton Court, Feb. 16. Medications taken from vehicle at 2000 Stillwater Lane, Feb. 17. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20.24 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 18. 2000 Ford van taken; $5,000 at 5446 Carolyn Lane, Feb. 20. Cigars taken from BP Station; $200 at Wards Corner, Feb. 20. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $2 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Portable Play Station taken at Applebee’s; $400 at Meijer Drive, Feb. 19. Clothing, kitchen/bath items, etc. taken at 6379 Shallowbrook Court, Feb. 19.

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Bed, golf clubs, etc. taken; $4,500 at 6649 Palmer Place, Feb. 19. DVDs taken from Kmart; $40 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $26.45 at Ohio 50, Feb. 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $32.76 at Wards Corner, Feb. 20. Handgun taken; $680 at 1255 Deblin Drive, Feb. 21. Gutters taken; $200 at 1030 Cooks Crossing No. 5, Feb. 22.





Michael J. Barkley Jr., 42, 5788 Observation Court, unauthorized plates, Feb. 22. Nicholas Benhase, 20, 10 Lila Chateau, contempt of court, Feb. 25. James P. Bishop, 39, 1194 Linford Circle, felonious assault, resisting arrest, aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapons, Feb. 27. Julus L. Cornett, 33, 1050 Ross Ave., contempt of court, Feb. 25. Cristinia M. Criscillis, 33, 1900 Elm Ave., warrant, theft, Feb. 24. Timothy Dennemann, 25, 401 Edgecombe, recited, Feb. 23. Llewellyn K. Gordon Jr., 36, 601 Edgecombe Drive, domestic violence, obstructing official business, Feb. 28. Eric A. Heckle, 22, 1782 Bethel New Richmond Road, contempt of court, Feb. 26. Jessica Mcquesten, 27, 2165 Oakbrook, recited, Feb. 22. John W. Norton II, 28, 2667 Ohio 133, contempt of court, Feb. 27. Brian W. Oakley II, 21, 1886 Main St., theft, Feb. 24. Emily Poundstone, 24, 5609 Happy Hollow, drug abuse, Feb. 26. Matthew A. Spencer, 25, 5609 Happy Hollow, drug abuse, Feb. 26. Thomas N. Tyler, 29, 5617 Happy Hollow, recited, Feb. 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim was assaulted with deadly weapon at 749 Ohio 28, Feb. 27.


Entry made into apartment at 201 Edgecombe, Feb. 24.


Customer acted disorderly in lobby of PNC Bank at 782 Main St., Feb. 22. Male reported this offense at 2157 Oakwood Place, Feb. 23. At 5609 Happy Hollow, Feb. 26. At 4 Crestview Drive, Feb. 26.

Domestic violence

At Main Street, Feb. 28.

Criminal mischief

Passing bad checks

At 357 Redbird, Feb. 11.

Bad check issued; $1,512.18 at 989 Lila Ave. C, Feb. 27.

Criminal trespass


At 2221 Woodville, Feb. 13.

Reported at Kroger at 824 Main St., Feb. 24.


Reported at Kroger at 824 Main St., Feb. 24. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $61.23 at 824 Main St., Feb. 24. Items taken from wallet at 2235 Ohio 50, Feb. 25.


At 141 Park Ave., Feb. 11. At 1758 Hill Station, Feb. 15. At 7325 Shiloh Road, Feb. 16. At 5711 Clemons Drive, Feb. 8.


At 6507 Woody Lane, Feb. 8. At 6022 Deerfield, Feb. 17. At 6835 Oakland, Feb. 17. At 607 Country Lake, Feb. 18. At 6756 Goshen Road, Feb. 19.


Domestic violence


David Schnitzler, 33, 5002 Lindie Lane, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards. Candy Lykins, 40, 5002 Lindie Lane, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit cards. Juvenile, 15, assault. Robert Lamke, 37, 1422 Emerson Lane, failure to comply. Brian Mclucas, 42, 6567 Ohio 132, drug possession, paraphernalia. Juvenile, 17, warrant. Rickie Wachter, 49, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 65, warrant. Thomas Davidson, 24, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 96D, warrant. Ishmael Kilby, 28, disorderly conduct. Nathan Bray, 21, 6492 Manila Road, warrant. Ruben Santiago, 33, 3612 Vineyard Haven, open container. Carl Loveless, 25, 309 Oakwood, warrant. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence. Ricky Kidd, 32, 1785 Oho 28 No. 76C, warrant. Sage Palermo, 19, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 96, warrant. Lisa Hollon, 35, 92 Park Ave., warrant. Stephen Wallace, 31, 92 Park Ave., warrant. Gary Thompson, 37, 154 Gateway, warrant. Joshua Kuyper, 23, 1507 Country Lake, warrant, unauthorized use of vehicles. Cameron Quinn, 23, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 67, warrant. Joshua Kilgore, 29, 6681 Pin Oak, phone harassment, warrant. Mary Hogan, 37, 68 Greenlawn, warrant. George Snider, 30, 3322 Sandy Lane, warrant.

At Heather, Feb. 17.

At 297 Redbird, Feb. 8. At 701 Country Lake, Feb. 10.


Joshua B Taylor, 31, 6566 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, receiving stolen property, theft, criminal damaging/endangering at 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Feb. 24. Darren Owens, 19, 6212 Manilla Road, Goshen, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. at 2871 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Feb. 21.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 5313 Benton Road, Batavia, Feb. 23.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 3109 Branch Lane, Goshen, Feb. 25. At 3747 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 23. At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26.

Domestic violence

At Wright St., Newtonsville, Feb. 24.

Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O.

At 2871 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Feb. 22.

Offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At 2871 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Feb. 22.

Receiving stolen property

At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26. At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26. At 3109 Branch Lane, Goshen, Feb. 25. At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26. At 5463 Country Lane, Milford, Feb. 24. At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26. At 6288 Ohio 727, Goshen, Nov. 26.

At 1785 Ohio 28, Feb. 8.


At 2 Park Ave., Feb. 18.

Criminal damage

At 7167 Goshen Road, Feb. 12. At 5985 Marsh Circle, Feb. 12.

Township. G & C Renovations, Batavia, demolition, 5080 Ohio 133, Jackson Township. Champion Patio Rooms of Cincinnati, addition, 5573 Peach Orchard, Miami Township, $15,000. Rick Ogden Heat & Air, Loveland, HVAC, 6105 Main St., Miami


Township. Robert Grant, Milford, HVAC, 1283 Michael Lane, Miami Township. Rossman Electric, Maineville, alter, 5737 Linda Way, Miami Township. JE Heating & Cooling, Milford, HVAC, 6367 Pawnee Ridge, Miami Township. Expert Heat & Air, Loveland, HVAC, 5814 Karen Lane, Miami Township. Bob Clayton, Cincinnati, fire repair, 10 Comons Drive, Miami Township, $3,500. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1090 Raintree Drive, Miami Township. Greystone Country Homes, Mt. Orab,

new, 333 Whispering Pines, Miami Township, $240,000. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, new, 5321 Oakcrest Crest, Miami Township.


Dalmation Fire, Mason, fire suppression-International Paper, 6283 Tri Ridge Blvd., Miami Township. Turner Construction Co., Cincinnati, alter, 1 Eagles Way, Miami Township. Sheppard Insurance & Financial, Milford, alter, 1053 Ohio 28, Miami Township.

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BUILDING PERMITS CAW Construction, Loveland, garage, 1944 Parker Road, Goshen Township, $17,000. Steve Glass, Goshen, alter, 6855 Obannon Bluff, Goshen Township, $20,000. Koepke Excavating, Goshen, demolition, 1880 Main St., Goshen


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The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office will hold an auction for a 1964 Falcon Futura convertible on Saturday, March 13, at 510 W. Main St. in Batavia. You can check out the car at 9 a.m. and bidding for the courtordered auction begins at 10 a.m. Bidding for the 6-cylinder automatic with bucket seats begins at $3,333.34. Payment is cash only. For additional information about the car and more pictures of the convertible, visit the sheriff’s office Web site at

REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


6817 Goshen Road, Kelly King, et al. to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, 1.396 acre, $63,333.34. 1775 Parker Road, George & Louis Eury to Gary Benge, 1.368 acre, $35,000. 1246 Twin Oak Lane, Michael & Tonya List to Fifth Third Bank, $66,667. 2583 Woodville Pike, Mark & Lisa Wilson, et al. to Bank of New

York, as trustee, 1.71 acre, $43,334.


5868 Marathon Edenton Road, Teddy & Bobbie McCown, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon etc., 1.72 acre, $73,334.


6120 Cook Road, Pamela Thomas to Marilynn Schaefer, 5.97 acre, $450,000. 6152 Court Side Place, James & Jane Puthoff to Anne & Robert Guinan, trustees, 0.464 acre, $570,000.

DEATHS Denver Ray Davis

Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, P.O. Box 705, Goshen, OH 45122, to help with funeral expenses.

Denver Ray Davis, 55, of Milford died Feb. 27. Survived by children, Anita Neff, Lisa Woltenberg and Denver Wade Davis; grandchildren, Cassandra, Carlee and Brandon Neff, and Savanna Woltenberg; mother, Millie Philpot Davis; and siblings, Joyce Widmeyer and Connie L. Davis. Preceded in death by grandchild, Jeffry Neff; and father, Denver John Davis Jr. Services were March 4 at Evans Funeral Home.

William John Keer, 86, of Milford died Feb. 26. Survived by wife, Aileene Keer; son, Gregory Keer; daughters, Mary Margaret Horton and Maryteresa Hemm; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were held at the convenience of the family.

Alex J. Grimmet

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Alex J. “A.J.” Grimmet, 81, of Loveland died March 1. Survived by wife, Lois Jean (nee Carter); children, Larry Bruce (Lesia) Grimmet of Madison, Ind., and Raven Alexis (Terry “Gus”) Woods of Newtonsville, Ohio; grandchildren, Annette Faye (Jason) of Plainfield, Ind., Terah Lee Woods of Newtonsville, Ohio, Kharon Denise Grimmet of Clermont, Ind., Jarrod (Dina) Grimmet of Wayne Township, Ohio, and Larry Bruce (Liza) Grimmet of Madison, Ind.; and great-grandchildren, Alexa, Isaiah, Faith Ann, Zeke, Carter Alec, Sawyer Abraham and Joy. Preceded in death by parents, Alex and Edna Mae (nee Boyd) Grimmet; sister, Faye Justice; and brother, Eugene Grimmet. Services were March 4 at Lerado Church of Christ, Williamsburg.

Evelyn Elvera Grouse

Evelyn Elvera Grouse, 74, ,of Miami Township died Feb. 25. Survived by children, Steven (Dottie) Grouse, Sheryl (Alan Cockell) Grouse, Sandra (John) Rettig and Michael Grouse; and grandchild, Ryan N. Rettig. Preceded in death by husband, John Henry Grouse Jr.; and siblings, Geneveive Livingston and Gene Heisler. Services were March 2 at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials to: Parkinson’s Foundation, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, OH 45234-4959.

John William Hembree

John William Hembree, 53, of Goshen died Feb. 24. Survived by wife, Sue Ann Betz Hembree; children, Tammy (Donnie) Riley, John W. (Jessica) Hembree Jr., Elizabeth Ann (Gary) Buscurck, Phillip Thomas Hembree (fiancée, Elizabeth Ann Curtis), Andrew Grant Hembree and Elena (Bill) Taylor; step-children, William Patrick Martin and Joseph Paul Martin; seven grandchildren; siblings, Carol Pairan, Thomas D. Jeffrey, Melissa and David Scott; and nephew, John Thomas Pairan. Preceded in death by siblings, Karen and Regina Hembree. Services were March 1 at Evans

William John Keer

William Dewey Meece, 76, of Jackson Township died Feb. 27. Survived by wife, Faye Brinson Meece; children, Pamela (Thomas) Smith and Tereance R. Meece; grandchildren, Nicole (Thomas) Rininger and Mandy (Ian) Barrett; great-grandchildren, Brett Rininger, Maya Barrett and Bryce Barrett; and siblings, Evalene Phelps, John C. Meece, Helen Elnora Meece, Gordon Meece, Iva Dean Dykes, Ronald Meece and Clifford Meece. Services were March 2 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

Ellen Marie Rick

Ellen Marie Rick, 96, of Milford died Feb. 19. Survived by daughter, Nancy R. King; grandchildren, Theresa and Marty Pignone, Krista E. and Kevin Wood, and Rebecca A. (John) Spicer; great-grandchildren, Cory, Alyssa and Nathan Pignone, Brendan, Jonathan, Christopher and Daniel Wood, and Davis and Alexandria Spicer. Preceded in death by husband, Peter J. Rick; grandchild, Jay B. King; one brother and three sisters. Services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Mary Nell Rose

Mary Nell Rose, 67, of Milford died Feb. 24. Survived by daughters, Connie Schatzman and Debra (Patrick) Hackathorn; grandchildren, Lauren P. Schatzman, Patrick Hackathorn Jr., Christia M. Sydnor, Charles Edward Hackathorn and Rebecca Faith Hackathorn; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Natalie, Vivian and Patrick Hackathorn III, Brianna, James and Jacob Sydnor; and siblings, Eula, Leon, Shelby, Jean, L.C., Acie, M.C., Ethelene and Ruby. Preceded in death by siblings, Eule, Louie, Brady, Marshall and her twin, Mary Lynn. Services were March 1 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

In the courts The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


Total Quality Logistics vs. Braddock Transportation, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Wayne L. Grossman, professional tort Lila Marcus vs. Rusk Heating and Cooling Inc., et al., product liability Teresa D. Riley vs. Terry D. Utter Sr., et al., other tort Ernestine Butler vs. Ford Motor Company Batavia Transmission Plant and Marsha Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Thomas M. Wilson vs. Marsha P. Ryan and Affordable Kitchen and Bath, worker’s compensation Evelyn Starr vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator and American Micro Products Inc., worker’s compensation Janice A. Johnson vs. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation John W. Johnson vs. Core Composites Cincinnati LLC and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Donnie L. King and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Kevin Carpenter, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Donald N. Cole and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Jennifer L. Lay, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Donna Lewis, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Lorinda Hooley, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Danny D. Stamper, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael Means, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jennifer A. Ruth, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Wesley T. Pennington, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Grayson Matthews, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Timothy P. Phelps, et al., foreclosure Midfirst Bank vs. Jason H. Puckett and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Darrell L. Hall, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Jodi L. Kern, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. James S. Arnold and Cynthia Arnold, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michelle Gott, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. William R. Bellomy, et al., foreclosure First Horizon Home Loans vs. Michael Todd Pendleton, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon fka Bank of New York vs. James P. Bettle, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Christian Staggs, et al., foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. David P. Clark and Joann Clark, foreclosure Metlife Home Loans vs. Pius Ekhaeyemhe, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gerhard R. Braker, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home vs. Stephen P. Kelley and Steven M. Kelley, foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Stephen Alan Lamneck, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Leigh A. Switzer, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Beatrice Schafer, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Douglas A. Brown, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Roger L. Cornelius, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Michael A. Martinez and Angela D. Martinez, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Martin W. Shuck, et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Kim P. Hardy, et al., foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Timothy J. Allen, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael A. Browning, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael C. Boone, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Linda S. Keown and William D. Keown, other civil U.S. Bank NA vs. Ida Heist, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Jasbir K. Bal, other civil John Anderson and Robin Anderson vs. Robert Minton and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, other civil Flagg Inc. vs. Cabinet Source, et al., other civil Advantage Assets II Inc. vs. Agnes Alsept, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. John R. Edwards, other civil Ohio Republic Insurance Company vs. Kevin P. Myers and Joyce Ann Myers, other civil Cavalry Investments LLC vs. Kevin R. Strong, other civil Johnson Outdoors Inc. vs. Nature Outfitters Inc., other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Lynn C. Wedding, other civil


Sheryl Thomas vs. Mark Thomas Angela L. Husted vs. George L.

Husted Amanda Jo Reid vs. Mark Reid Sarah Katsetos vs. Christopher Katsetos Catherine L. Chaney vs. Joseph S. Chaney Tracy L. Farfsing vs. Robert W. Farfsing Crystal Meadows vs. Steven W. Meadows Walter E. Kroener vs. Gaylen Kroener Kimberly Disselkamp vs. Jason Disselkamp Pamela Ann Owens vs. Steven Owens Sr. Giovan G. Peace vs. Lisa Peace Tina M. Owens vs. James M. Cooper Beth Lee vs. Michael A. Lee


Jamie Parks vs. Bryant Parks Steven A. High Jr. vs. Heather B. High Timothy J. Jenkins vs. Michelle Jenkins Rebecca Reckers vs. Scott Reckers Kevin Clark Carrello vs. Rachel Carrello Marla Kay Dieng vs. Mamadou Dieng Viviana Kohus vs. James Kohus Richard W. Dunn vs. Jamii Dunn Kimberly Cooper vs. Richard Plummer Raymond Stanley Gaskins vs. Loretta Ann Gaskins Walter Arthur Myers vs. Lisa Jeannine Myers Amy T. Meyer vs. Joseph J. Meyer Amanda Tucker vs. Daniel Tucker Donna Howell vs. Michael A. Howell Kim Sherlin vs. Terry Sherlin Deborah L. Ponchot vs. Kevin L. Ponchot James Andrew Hamilton vs. Angela Dawn Hamilton


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. William J. Roseberry, 36, 3405 Lehman Road #115, Price Hill, grand theft, Milford Police. Jenna J. Bohrmann, 22, 4700 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Douglas Edward Neal, 38, 4504 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, carrying concealed weapon, Union Township Police Department. Kevin M. Mayes Jr., 25, 2437 Concord Road Apt. 2, Cincinnati, possession of cocaine, Union Township Police Department. Joseph L. Thiessen, 25, 3701 Walts Road, Mt. Orab, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Jonathan R. Seiter, 26, theft, Union Township Police Department. Jeffrey S. Abney, 26, 209 William St., Butler, Ky., theft, Union Township Police Department. Heather Marie Doherty, 27, 2389 Donald Road, Bethel, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Kimberly J. Helton, 35, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 56 B, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Gregory W. Kirk, 51, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 56 B, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Amy D. Bassett, 39, 148 Holly Road, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Edward S. Bassett, 48, 148 Holly Road, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Ricky L. Kidd, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 111 D, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Jason K. Griffitts, 25, 2535 Ohio 50, Batavia, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug abuse or with specified concentrations alcohol or drug of abuse in certain bodily substances, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Goshen Police. Mary F. Gerhardt, 56, 1569 Ohio 28, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. James T. Haas, 42, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 74 C, Goshen, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug abuse or with specified concentrations alcohol or drug of abuse in certain bodily substances, aggravated possession of drugs, driving under OVI suspension, driving under FRA suspension, Goshen Police. Elmer Clyde Scholl Jr., 30, 584 Youngs Lane Apt. 3, Cincinnati, grand theft, forgery, Goshen Police. Kristina L. Scholl, 29, 584 Youngs Lane Apt. 3, Cincinnati, grand theft, forgery, Goshen Police. Johnny Ray Moore, 32, breaking and entering, theft, Narcotics Unit. Eric L. Ball, 19, grand theft, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, Miami Township Police. Thomas J. Reese Jr., 31, grand theft, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, falsification, Miami Township Police. Harry E. Jeffery, 36, grand theft from an elderly person, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua B. Taylor, 31, theft, criminal damaging, receiving stolen property, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jonathan Ray Seiter, 26, 136 Scenic Drive, New Richmond, burglary,

theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. John J. Spegal Jr., 19, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Matthew Dennis Gedon, 34, 4137 Beacon Hill Drive, New Port Richey, Fla., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Ginette Gabbard, 36, 4311 N. Ellis Road, Batavia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jessica M. Smith, 18, 1934 Williams Ave., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Jimmy L. Brabant, 25, 6812 E. Plum St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Hans C. Nolte, 30, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Peter D. Auel, 39, 6998 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Sean T. Robinson, 19, 6356 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, grand theft, Union Township Police Department. William Anthony Rhoades Jr., 24, 7 Clertoma Drive, Milford, aggravated burglary, theft of drugs, theft, Milford Police. Steven Wayne Gebhart, 37, receiving stolen property, forgery, Milford Police. Jill M. Obermeyer, 26, 1277 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, grand theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Perry J. Workman, 28, 864 Hawthorne Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Richard A. Jacobson, 42, 3558 Logans Lane, West Union, Ohio, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Tiffany R. Cox, 20, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police Department. Gerald R. Davis, 23, aggravated robbery, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department. Sandra L. Grizzell, 22, 529 Aspen Glen Drive #208, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Union Township Police Department. Chuckie L. Ratliff, 26, 529 Aspen Glen Drive #208, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Union Township Police Department. Mark T. Rausenberg, 20, 238 Second St., Byseville, Ohio, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance, Union Township Police Department.

March 10, 2010


Kenneth Lewis Gohs, 27, theft, grand theft from an elderly person, Miami Township Police. Dustin R. Niehaus, 27, 582 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, theft, forgery, Miami Township Police. Geoffrey Garland Griffith, 35, 2400 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Ronald O. Abbott, 22, passing bad checks, Pierce Township Police. William A. Roehm Jr., 51, 3415 Rivendale Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Lawrence Clay Kaylor, 29, 6740 Perinwood Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Dean Price, 32, identity fraud, theft, Goshen Police. David S. Schnitzler, 33, 5002 Lindle Lane, Norwood, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit card, Goshen Police. Candy S. Lykins, 40, 5002 Lindle Lane, Norwood, receiving stolen property, misuse of credit card, Goshen Police. John Allen Bullock, 40, 109 1/2 Main St., Blanchester, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jason E. Wagner, 31, 1139 Willshire Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Robert E. Logsdon, 47, 2323 Montgomery St., Louisville, Ky., nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Steven Young, 37, 2042 Cameron Crossing, Loveland, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Jason E. Woods, 30, 168 Escalon Drive, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Stanley Curtis Bussell, 39, 4556 New Market Court, Batavia, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Daniel Nesbitt, 35, 307 Water St., Mt. Orab, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Andrea Nesbitt, 32, 307 Water St., Mt. Orab, aggravated possession of drugs, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Kevin Weyer, 24, 4515 Eastwood Drive, Batavia, assembly or pos-

session of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Joshua D. Cramer, 21, 17 Hunters Court, Amelia, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Krystle Cramer, 23, 217 North St., Batavia, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Christopher Sumner, 27, 122 Newlun Court, Cincinnati, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Heather Green, 21, 639 Charwood Drive, Cincinnati, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Daniel Deane, 21, 217 North St. C, Batavia, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Wendy Neulist, 24, 4396 Elick Lane A, Batavia, assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Amy B. Wisby, 44, illegal processing of drug documents, illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility, Narcotics Unit. Leigh Ann Carroll, 28, 1099 Pride Hill Road, Hamersville, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Rebecca Heredia, 39, 101 Mt. Sterling Road, Paris, Ky., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Preston Gage Pielage, 20, 1301 Commons Drive, Milford, possession of heroin, Miami Township Police. Timothy Valter, 39, 1319 Betty Lane, Milford, possession of heroin, Miami Township Police. Anthony Raymond Burck, 32, 3159 Gobel Ave., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Glenn E. Scott, 36, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Billy J. Haynes, 39, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Charles Moeller, 64, aggravated robbery, impersonating a police officer, forgery, Union Township Police Department. Jessica M. Crowe, 23, 1863 Main St., Goshen, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Gerald W. Daniels, 62, 242 Redbird Drive, Loveland, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Police. Carolyn J. Towner, 59, 242 Redbird Drive, Loveland, aggravated traf-

ficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Frank J. Kruse, 39, 5232 W. Ohio 63, Lebanon, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Police. Noel A. Hicks, 32, 1341 Beacon St., Cincinnati, tampering with evidence, Goshen Police. Harold W. Russell, 44, 2015 Collingwood Drive, Loveland, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Terry Michael White, 27, 2015 Collingwood Drive, Loveland, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Aden P. Oakley, 19, 1886 Main St., Goshen, trafficking in heroin, Goshen Police. Brian W. Oakley, 21, 1886 Main St., Goshen, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, endangering children, Goshen Police. LaShawn W. Price, 30, 833 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Police. Matthew R. Meyer, 32, 6466 Gingham Drive, Loveland, trafficking in marijuana, endangering children, Goshen Police. Marc H. Mullen, 28, 10300 Willow Drive, Loveland, possession of cocaine, Goshen Police. Bruce E. McCarty, 44, 3505 Weaver Road, Batavia, possession of cocaine, Goshen Police. Misty S. Combs, 27, aggravated vehicular homicide, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drug or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, driving under financial responsibility law suspension, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Howard Holcomb, 32, 2228 Siesta Drive, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. David A. Higgins, 27, 2403 Ohio 32, Batavia, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. George D. Snider, 30, 2348 Cedarville Road, Goshen, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Joel Vincent McClure, 39, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Edward Meyer, 34, 1805 Antioch Road, Hamersville, burglary, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Steven W. Sheangshang, 32, 2070 St. Joseph Drive, Batavia, grand theft of a motor vehicle, burglary, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Danny E. Love, 24, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Chester L. Yaden, 40, 1245 Jenkins Lane, Batavia, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department.




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March 10, 2010




Local Residents in Amazement as Collectors Provide a Stimulus Package to Cincinnati! By Jason Delong

Treasure Hunters Roadshow STAFF WRITER

Gold and Silver pour into yesterdays Roadshow due to highest prices in 40 years.

is buying. “Gold and silver markets are soaring.” says Archie Davis, a Roadshow representative. “Broken jewelry and gold or silver coins add up very quickly. I just finished working with a gentleman that had an old class ring, two bracelets, and handful of

Yesterday at the Duke Energy Convention Center, hundreds lined up to cash antiques, collectibles, gold and jewelry in at the Roadshow. The free event is in Cincinnati all week buying gold, silver antiques and collectibles. One visitor I spoke with

“If you go to the Roadshow, you can cash-in your items for top dollar. Roadshow representatives will be available to assess and purchase your items at the Duke Energy Convention Center through Sunday in Cincinnati.”

“It is unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37.” yesterday said “It’s unbelievable, I brought in some old coins that had been in a little cigar box for years and some old herringbone necklaces and in less than fifteen minutes I left with a check for $712.37. That stuff has been in my jewelry box and dresser for at least 20 years.” Another gentlemen brought an old Fender guitar his father bought years ago. “Dad had less than fifty bucks in that guitar.” The Roadshow expert that assisted him, made a few phone calls and a Veterinarian in Seattle, Washington bought the guitar for $5700.00. The seller continued, “I got another $150.00 for a broken necklace and an old class ring, it’s not everyday

Above • A couple waits with anticipation while Roadshow expert examines their antiques and gold items. The Roadshow is at the Duke Energy Convention Center this week. someone brings six thousand dollars to town with your name on it.” Jeff Parsons, President of the Treasure Hunters Roadshow commented, “Lots of people have items that they know are valuable but just don’t know where to sell them. Old toys, trains, swords, guitars,

Collectors desire vintage military items, Items from both U.S. and foreign origins from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Spanish-American War, Revolutionary War and Calvary times have great value. Items such as swords, daggers, medals, hardware bayonets, etc.

pocket watches or just about anything old is valuable to collectors. These collectors are willing to pay big money for those items they are looking for.” This week’s Roadshow is the place to get connected with those collectors. The process is free and anyone can brings items down to the event. If the

Roadshow experts find items their collectors are interested in, offers will be made to purchase those items. About 80% of the guests that attend the show end up selling one or more items at the event. Antiques and collectibles are not the only items the Roadshow The Roadshow is featured this week:

March 8th-14th

Monday 8th - Sunday 14th: 9 AM - 6 PM Every Day


Gold Prices High, Cash In Now

“It’s a modern day gold rush,” said Jeff Parsons. Gold is now trading at 40 year highs, and you can cash in by bringing your items to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.” All types of gold are wanted, including gold coins, Krugerrands, Maple Leafs, and other gold bars, etc. All gold jewelry, including broken jewelry is accepted. Anything gold is wanted. All silver items, including silver coins, bars and American Eagles are accepted. Sterling silver items like flatware, tea sets, etc. are welcome.

Roadshow Coin and gold expert Paul Dichraff examines a large presentation of coins, gold and collectibles.

Duke Energy Convention Center 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The entire process only takes a few minutes The Treasure Hunter’s Roadshow event continues through Sunday in Cincinnati. CE-0000387567.INDD

We have been directly involved in millions of dollars worth of rare cash and coin sales over the past 15 years.

Our private collectors are seeking all types of rare coins and currency. We have the resources available to pay you top prices for all types of rare coins or entire collections. We can arrange a private discreet meeting with you at your bank or in one of our private suites. Whether you are ready to sell your life long collection or you are settling an estate we are at your service. We are professional, honest and discreet.

Cash in with the power of the International Collectors Association Treasure Hunters Roadshow represents over 5000 members worldwide who are paying TOP DOLLAR the following types of items. • COINS - Any and all coins made before 1964. This includes all silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! • GOLD & SILVER - PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH! for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Kruggerands, Gold bars Canadian Maple Leafs, etc.

• WATCHES & POCKET WATCHES - Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Ebel, Waltham, Swatch, Chopard, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Illinois, Hamilton, all others.

Here is how it works:

We represent many of the world’s top numismatic coin collectors

Directions (513) 419-7300 Show Info (866) 306-6655

• JEWELRY - Gold, Silver, Platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and all types of stones, metals, etc. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, all others including broken jewelry. Early costume jewelry wanted.

• Gather items of interest from your attic, garage, basement, etc There is no limit to the amount of items you .can bring • No appointment necessary • If interested in selling, we will consult our collector ’s database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database • The offer is made on the spot on behalf of our collectors making the offer • If you decide to accept the offer, we will pay you on the spot and ship the item to the collector. The collector pays all shipping and handling charges • You get 100% of the offer with no hidden fees

silver dollars,… his check was for over $650.00. I would say that there were well over 100 people in here yesterday that sold their scrap gold.” One gentleman holding his check for over $1250.00 in the lobby of the event yesterday had this comment, “I am so happy I decided to come to the Roadshow. I saw the newspaper ad for the event and brought in an old German sword I brought back from World War II and some old coins and here is my check. What a great thing for our community. I am heading home now to see what else I have they might be interested in.” The Roadshow continues today starting at 9am. The event is free and no appointment is needed.

• TOYS, TRAINS & DOLLS - All types of toys made before 1965

including: Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith Miller, Nylint, Robots, battery toys, Mickey Mouse, train sets, all gauges, accessories, individual cars, Marklin, American Flyer, Lionel, Hafner, all other trains, Barbie Dolls, GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Characters, German, all makers accepted.

• MILITARY ITEMS, SWORDS - Civil War, Revolutionary War, WWI, WWII, etc. Items of interest include swords, badges, clothes, photos, medals, knives, gear, letters, The older the swords, the better. All types wanted. • ADVERTISING ITEMS - Metal and Porcelain signs, gas companies,

beer and liquor makers, automobile, implements, etc.

From a single item to complete collections, the most sought after types of coins are: • Any coins dated prior to 1820, especially those dated 1700’s • High Grade Early Coins • Graded Coins • Proof Coins • Gold Coins with C, D,O and CC mint marks • Rare Dates • Complete Coin Type sets • Rare Paper Currency

GREAT PRICES PAID FOR: 1950’S & 1960’S Era Electric and Acoustic


- Dobro - Fender - Gibson

Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy.

Collectors and Enthusiasts in Cincinnati with $2,000,000 to Purchase Yours!

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Monday and continuing through Sunday, the International Collectors Association in conjunction with Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All are welcome and the event is free.

- Martin - Gretsch - Richenbacker - National - And others


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