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UNION TWP. — Milford City Council March 5 approved a new Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) in Union Township. The JEDD covers about three acres of property. The Union Township Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) purchased the property at 516 Old Ohio 74 in December. About 4,000 square feet of the building is being leased by the Clermont County Boys & Girls Club. CIC members hope to lease out the remainder of the 17,000-square-foot building to organizations, said City Manager Jeff Wright. Milford already shares JEDDs with Union Township for two other parcels owned by the CIC. The other districts cover the Ivy Pointe Commerce Park and Jungle Jim’s International Market, said Township

Administrator Ken Geis. “It’s just another opportunity for the township to get earning tax on property owned by the CIC,” he said. Geis The parcels could be covered under one JEDD, but township and city officials chose to create separate districts, he said. “It’s easier to track and see the performance of the individual projects,” he said. The JEDD will be for 30 years, with an option for two 20year renewals, Wright said. The city’s one-percent income tax will be levied on any employees of the building, he said. The net will be divided, with 15 percent going to Milford and 85 percent to the Union Township, he said. Union Township officials can use the proceeds to pay for land


cost, improvements to the building or roadway improvements, he said. He said the city is not required to provide any public services to the prop-

erty. “It simply will be one more revenue source for the city,” he said. The district will be governed by a five-member board with one representative from the city and township each, a member representing a business owner in the district, an employee from a business in the district and an at-large member selected by the other four, Wright said. Council member Ralph Vilardo, Jr. will serve as Milford’s committee representative. He also serves on the committees for the two other JEDDs.


Brenden Giles stands next to the memorial he built for his Eagle Scout project. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford Boy Scout builds memorial By Roxanna Swift

Milford High School photo students gather at Washington Park during one of their trips to Over-the-Rhine. In first, from left, are: Josh Montgomery, Nick Oatley, Madeline Filimonov and Taylor Hughes. Second row: Kaily Reed, Abby Jones, Rachel Greene, Liz Knueven and Julia Wahle, Third row: Maggie Engelman, Morgan Messeder, Elijah Herald, Mackenzi Doherty and Jillian Harrington. Not pictured: Ty Helton. THANKS TO JANELLE SCHUNK



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MILFORD — Brenden Giles of Boy Scout Troop 128 recently completed his Eagle Scout project by building a memorial for fallen firefighters at Riverside Park, 425 Victor Stier Drive. The black granite memorial is across the street from the park playground and is intended to honor firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. Giles got the project idea in 2010 while attending the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for the induction of his grandfather, Stanley Giles. His grandfather died in the line of duty while serving as Chief of the Linn Valley Lakes Fire Department in Kansas City. “I got my inspiration from him,” Giles said. While his grandfather’s is the only name on the memorial, there is room for more names, he said. “He wanted to do a tribute to him and to all the firefight-

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ers and EMTs in the area,” said Milford Fire Chief John Cooper. Cooper said he began helping Giles plan his project about a year ago. After spending many hours planning the project, Giles said he built the memorial in about four days with help from five volunteers. Giles got most of his materials, including paver base, paver sand and pavers at Lowe’s and Home Depot. He got the stone for the monument and had it engraved at Dodd’s Monuments in Miami Township. The memorial is finished, but Giles plans to do some light landscaping around it, Cooper said. Cooper is working with him on a dedication tentatively set for Memorial Day. Vol. 32 No. 50 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center Inc. will host the fourth annual Ladies Afternoon Tea at noon Saturday, May 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. Shop at specialty vendors, relax at a complimentary chair massage, buy raffle tickets, enjoy lunch and special entertainment. Proceeds benefit the center. Reservations required by May 5. Cost is $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10. Call 753-4357 or 300-3565.

Art Affaire

Ms. Em’s fine jewelry and accessories is hosting a show for benefit the Greater Milford Area Historical Society’s Art Affaire. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Promont House Museum, 096 Main St. in Milford. Admission is free. For more information, call Marti at 831-2997.

Crop losses

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will continue to accept SURE applications for 2011 crop losses through June 7. The SURE Program provides payments to producers when crop revenues are less than the crop guarantee. The SURE Program payment is equal to 60 percent of the difference between the crop guarantee and revenue. To determine the guarantee and revenue for the SURE Program, all crops on all farms for a pro-

ducer are included in the calculation. Payments under the SURE Program are limited to $100,000. To be eligible for the 2011 SURE Program, producers must have crop insurance on all insurable crops. For more information on SURE program eligibility requirements contact the Clermont County FSA office at 732-2181 or visit

thel. Police confirmed that information through receipts from the business, Eshman said. The case was presented to the Clermont County Grand Jury March 6 for action on this offense. The suspect is incarcerated at the Clermont County Jail on other unrelated robbery charges, Eshman said.


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Fashion show

Talented British fashion designer Hilary Floyd will show off her work from 1960 to present day in an fashion show at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Clermont County Public Library Williamsburg Branch. Hilary Floyd designed clothing for decades in London and now calls Williamsburg home. At one point in her career she even designed for Princess Diana. Shoppers can still find some of her vintage creations selling online. The fashion show and program is for ages 12 and up. Audience members are encouraged to stay for questions and to hear from Floyd about her experiences in the fashion industry. For more information, call the Williamsburg Branch at 724-1070.

Flight night

The Milford Athletic Boosters Club presents the third annual Milford “Flight Night” dinner Thursday, March 14, at the Oasis Golf & Convention Center. The event

Milford Police Officer Julie Liming shows council members a new, over-the-shirt ballistic vest. Chief Jamey Mills wanted to get council input before making a decision to purchase them. The style is more comfortable than the concealed vests, and officers have responded positively to them, he said. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

runs from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and features guest key note speaker former Cincinnati Reds All-Star Sean Casey, “The Mayor,” and member of the 1990 World Series Champion Reds, Todd Benzinger. Master of ceremonies for the evening is renowned sports columnist Paul Daugherty. Tickets for the event are $50 for general admission and $100 for the V.I.P. session. Must be 21 years of age or over. For ticket info, call the Milford High School Athletic office at 576-2208.


The Clermont County Grand Jury March 6 returned an indictment for felony theft against Ginger Hensley, age 37, of


2700 Airport Road in Bethel. Miami Township Police arrested Hensley and charged her with theft related to a case reported Feb. 13, said Det. Terry Eshman, Miami Township Police Department, in a press release. The victim told police that over a period of several months about $7,050 in jewelry was taken from her residence, Eshman said. During the course of the investigation the Miami Township Police Department identified a suspect who works for Made in USA Cleaning. Detectives interviewed the suspect and she confessed to the theft. The suspect also told officers she sold the stolen jewelry to East Side Gold & Coin in Be-

Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. Members will make more plans for the upcoming Grassy Run Rendezvous the end of April. Grange members also will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Call 734-6980 for more information.

Open house

Clermont Workforce One and Dress for Success Cincinnati will host an open house for the Mobile Career Transformation Center 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Workforce One of Clermont County, 756 Old Ohio 74, Suite A, in Union Township. The mobile center is a place where women can get help finding work and interview appropriate clothing along with interview tips and strategies that will help them enter or re-enter the workforce. For more information, call Sarah

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the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. There will be no lunch provided. Bring a sandwich. Desserts and drinks will be provided. The newly installed officers will preside. This is for all Public Employees Retirement members of Ohio. New retirees are welcome. For more information, call the secretary at 752-2053.


College bound students looking for a scholarship opportunity, who are related to an active duty service member or related to a U.S. Veteran, are encouraged to apply for the Remembering USMC SSGT Tony “Wojo” Scholarship Opportunity at Deadline is April 30. Wojo was a 2002 graduate of Glen Este High School (Live Oaks). He joined the Marine Corp before graduation and was on his third re-enlistment as an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) technician when he was killed in action April 30, 2009, in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. This was on his second deployment and he was 25 years old.

Spaghetti dinner

Milford Lodge No. 54 will host an All-You-CanEat Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Masonic Temple, 32 Water St. Included is an extensive salad bar, bread, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Everyone is invited to attend. You do not have to be a Mason to enjoy dinner.

VVA to meet

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Special guest speaker will be Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. All veterans, all wars, are welcome.

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MMM to work with Feinstein Foundation Milford Miami Ministry is once again joining forces with the Feinstein Foundation to help fight hunger in Miami Township. But members need help. Now through April 30, any donation made to MMM in the name of the Feinstein $1 Million Challenge will result in additional funding from the Feinstein Foundation. For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hungerfighting agencies nationwide, using it to help agencies like MMM raise funds and hunger awareness in March and April. The more donations made to MMM through April 30, the more of the Feinstein challenge money MMM will receive. The $1 million donated by Feinstein is divided proportionally among participating agencies, based on the amount donated in the name of the Feinstein Challenge. Only donations received

through April 30 and specifically designated for the Feinstein Challenge can receive this funding. These donations can include cash, checks or food items. Last year, MMM collected nearly 1,500 pounds of food and raised $8,756 in cash donations as a result of this effort. The Milford Miami Ministry food pantry is located in the lower level of the Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, in Milford, and serves residents of Milford, Miami Township and the Milford Exempted Village School District. In 2012, the MMM food pantry served an average of 122 families per month, an increase of more than 15 percent compared to the previous year. All donations must be marked “Feinstein Challenge” to receive the challenge funding. Monetary donations - checks made payable to “Milford Miami Ministry” with “Feinstein Challenge” on the memo line -

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Four Miami Township kids put their creativity to work during the March 6 snow day by building these five snowpeople. One is 7 feet tall. From left are Christian Harris, Allison Korniak, Jacob Korniak and Megan Korniak. They live in the Belle Meade subdivision and attend Loveland schools. THANKS TO LINDA KORNIAK

Memorial 5K Walk/Run registration open Registration is open for the second annual MMM Mary Miller Memorial 5K Walk/Run set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131 in Miami Township. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit Milford Miami Ministry. MMM provides emergency financial assistance and maintains a food pantry serving families in need

who reside in the Milford school district. This race also honors the memory of Mary Miller who assisted many families during her lifetime. Registration fees received prior to April 1 are $25 for adults, age l5 and up, and $10 for youth age 7 to 14 and include an event T-shirt. Registrations the day of the race will be $30 for adults and $15 for youth.

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Grassy Run Rendezvous to host 20th School Day The 20th annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous School Day program is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St. The Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee members have educated more than 20,000 children on the history of Southwest Ohio during this annual event. On April 26, children will again roam this outdoor living history event. They will learn about tending to a house-

hold and family and how life was during the settlement of southwest Ohio. They will visit more than 15 hands-on stations seeing and taking part in spinning, weaving, period music, blacksmithing and more. Grassy Run president George West explains said this event is important to the community. The mission statement of Grassy Run is to disseminate the rich historical beginnings by using a hands-on approach. Members encourage

children to read and ask questions about where they came from, and by using a hands-on environment they encourage them to learn more. This program lends itself to local educators and homeschooling groups an Ohio history curriculum. The organization encourages educators to contact and register their children to one of the most unique educational opportunities available in the Tristate area. To register contact Kay Shields at 724-3740.

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Members recently gathered at the Union Township Civic Center to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Whole In My Heart military support group. In back from left are Coley Lucas, Ron Gibbs, Katlynn Wells, Caitlyn Robinson, Emily Mather, Michael Mather, Brian Finch, Mike Hagan, Bob Proud, Rebecca Proud and Matt Disher. Third row: Sue Miller, Dee Archer, Mandy Lucas, Stephanie Trammel, Dory Perkins, Mary Kaye Neuhaus, Cindy Abbott, Roger Winemiller and Steve Braden. Second row: Elizabeth Arnold, Joy Kiser, Sue Matson, Becky Powers, Mary Hartman and Tracy Braden. Front row: Chris Robinson, Nate Trammel, Meghan Neuhaus and Steve Matson. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Military support group celebrates five years By Roxanna Swift


Despite the tissue boxes on every table, red, white and blue balloons indicated the cause for a recent celebration at the Whole In My Heart military support group’s monthly meeting. The people, dressed in red, white and blue, shared one purpose - to celebrate their fifth anniversary as a group. County Commissioner Bob Proud founded the group in early 2008 after hearing a Navy seaman’s televised “shout-out” to members of the Amelia Church of Christ. “It hit me that … we were doing so much for our troops, but we weren’t doing anything for their families,” Proud said. For some, the group is a necessity. “It‘s the best thing that ever happened to me,” said Mary Kaye Neuhaus of Amelia. Neuhaus, whose son, Donald Lawrence, is an Army National Guard sergeant, first attended a meeting in February 2010 and has been at every one since. She is less stressed since joining the group, she said, and her relationship with her son, which had grown distant and strained, has improved. “We are so close now,” she said.

Having a group of people who understand her situation helps her deal with stressors like not knowing Lawrence’s whereabouts. “Your frame of mind is: My son is going to be OK,” she said. Like her mother, Megan Neuhaus said her relationship with Lawrence has improved since joining the group. “I feel like we’ve gotten a lot closer,” she said. Although she initially did not want to go to the meetings, members made her feel welcome, and she decided to return. Since 2010, she has developed friendships with other group members, some of whom are her mother’s age or older. “Outside the group, I don’t have a lot of people who can relate to me,” she said. When Marine Cpl. Daniel Gibbs was deployed to Afghanistan, his father, Ron Gibbs, said he benefited from the experience and knowledge other group members shared. Gibbs also served as a Marine, but because he served during peace time, from 1976 to 1979, he did not know much about the deployment process. Other group members offered information that helped him prepare, he said. Gibbs has been able to help people, too. He tries

to help other members understand that it is not unusual for military men and women not to call home, he said. “They’ve got jobs to do there,” he said. “They’re busy. They’re growing up and becoming their own people.” The group is not just for family members of deployed military personnel. Some group members have family members who are deployed or who have been deployed, while others never have been. Some currently are enlisted, while others have completed their service. The group is open to all individuals with a loved one in the military, or who simply want to support the troops, Proud said. In addition sharing stories, meetings usually feature speakers who focus on topics like posttraumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The speaker in March discussed legal matters that must be addressed before deployment, Proud said. “We want to make sure everything that we do is relevant,” he said. Whole In My Heart meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month in the lower level of the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. For more information about the group, contact Proud at 518-2230.

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Milford photo students aim lenses at life in inner city By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Fifteen photography students from Milford High School got a chance last fall to hone their picture-taking skills while learning about life in the inner city. Janelle Schunk, photography teacher at Milford, said the project was a joint effort between the school and David Rosenthal, owner of the Prairie Gallery in Cincinnati, and operators the City Gospel Mission in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Overthe-Rhine. She applied for and received four grants to fund the entire program, which began in October. “Every week we took the students to the City Gospel Mission where they partnered with residents in the drug rehabilitation program,” Schunk said. The residents and students went on walking tours of Overthe-Rhine, where the residents served as guides and the students gave tips on taking pictures. Both students and residents took photos during the 12-week program, Schunck said. “Through this process, they learned about each other and broke down barriers,” she said. “It was a life-changing opportunity for the kids.” Ty Helton, one of the students, said they visited landmarks such as Findlay Market and Washington Park. “We got to walk everywhere we went,” he said. “The interaction between us was strong. We got to see another side of people and realize they are no different than we are.” Student Liz Knueven said the goal of the program was to “break down preconceived notions we had about the inner city.” Another student, Maggie Engelman, admitted she was scared at first to venture into Over-the-Rhine. “But it was totally different,” she said. At the end of the program, the students made photo albums and sweatshirts they presented to their City Gospel Mission partners, Schunk said.

A photo of Over-the-Rhine taken by Milford High School student Jillian Harrington. THANKS TO JILLIAN HARRINGTON

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“They became friends,” she said. An exhibition of the photos by the students and partners was held Feb. 2 at the First Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati. “The exhibition told the story of their experiences,” Schunk said. She said the exhibition was well-attended, with more than 100 people showing up. “Some of the parents (of the students) were crying,” Schunk said. The exhibition will go on permanent display at the high school beginning April 26. “The students took away so much more than photography,” Schunk said. “They got a strong sense of what it means to be part of a community.”


Elle Jacobsson won the Pattison Elementary School Spelling Bee in December. She then took an online test to qualify for the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee held Feb. 23. Jacobsson made it to the sixth round. THANKS TO KRISTEN JACOBSSON

Nathan Chin won the recent Boyd E. Smith Elementary School Spelling Bee. He then took an online test to qualify for the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee held Feb. 23. He went on to participate in the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee. He competed to the fifth round. THANKS TO JILL CHIN

Milford High School photo students explore Over-the-Rhine on one of their trips. THANKS TO JANELLE SCHUNK


The following students were named to the honor roll, highest honors, for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Students must have a GPA of 4.0 or higher with at least five classes and no Ds or Fs. Weighted GPA is used for Honor Roll recognition. Freshmen: Emma Lauren Barker, Megan Marie Barlage, Autumn Grace Barney, Daniel Robert Belcher, Rachel Danielle Berger, Anna Margaret Bollinger, Hannah Grace Bullock, Clare Helen Cartheuser, Emily Alice Cashman, Loewen Katherine Cavill, Logan Alexander Chrislip, Kaleb Philip Clemons, Rayce Curry, Kristen Taylor Dalrymple, Gino Michael Detore, Gage Warner Edblom, Ali James Erdaty, Keenan Michael Farrell, Malia Cecile Ferry, Kayla M Fouss, Mackenzi Taylor Gooley, Benjamin Taylor Greenwell, Liza Joann Haehnle, Jonathan Davis Hammond, Alexander Charles Hardewig, Eric Bradley Harris, Laurel Elizabeth Hilliard, Piper Jean Hilliard, Hunter Levi Hoffman, Benjamin Mack Hunter, Zachary Edward Jaquillard, Megan Victoria Jofriet, Andrew Brian Klaft, Nicholas Brian Klaft, Morgan Mcguire Laughlin, Tyler Leroy, Dylan Widder Marques, Daniel Jia Min Mei, Tara Concetta Mick,

William Joseph Moehring, Katie Lynn Myers, Emily Nicole Nelson, Neil Kirit Patel, Amelia Rose Pittman, Rachel Machaela Pound, Chancellor Anderson Pullins, Emma Field Ridsdale, Sarah Ann Salvucci, Sarah Jane Schmidtgesling, Monica Grace Schulte, Molly Christine Shea, Alex Raymond Shiplett, Samantha Melease Short, Nicole Elizabeth Sigurdson, Kyle Douglas Smith, Katelyn Elizabeth Snider, Mitchell Alexander Snow, Barbara Lynn Terrell, Leeann Rose Vonkorff, Remy Nicole Wells, Mitchell Curtis Wenzler, Amy Lynn Witte, Cameron Milena Zelen Sophomores: Anna Anbalagan, Morgan Barter, Jennifer Brewer, Shannon Brueck, Taylor Marie Chamberlin, Anne Elizabeth Dalziel, Jacob Gerald Dobrowolski, Amanda Dominique, Ty Gyong Doss, Sarah Emeline Ely, Margaret Engelman, Breanna Elisabeth Ferguson, Savannah Lynn Gulick, Jillian Harrington, Steven Hart, Kourtney Mikaela Kolb, Isabelle Catherine Kolik, Jamie Elise Kuhn, Lauren Nicole Moeller, Austin Jay Munden, Chelsea Noel Nagy, Brandi Lynn Norman, Leobeliz Rosmer Perdomo, Samantha G Plante, Taylor Lynn Roof, Paige Ross, Harrison Christopher Savarese, Zachary Thomas

Schnelle, Whitney Ann Schroeder, Mackenzie Strong Juniors: Claire Elizabeth Brockman, Tyler Robert Brown, Kyle Robert Chance, Chandler Douglas Cooper, Kaitlin Sue Darpel, Catherine Mckenzie Eppert, Kellie Nicole Eveland, Erin Kathleen Gottsacker, Jenna Michelle Harris, Maxwell Charles Hartley, Corbin Shane Hooker, Haley Fay Kennedy, Tristan Thomas Lana, Amy Lynn Mcdarty, Anna Marlene Mills, Elizabeth Ruth Netzel, Cara Noel O'Leary, Nicholas Lee Prather, Elijah Cade Romick, Katrina Marie Schroeder, Kyle Alan Stewart, Jessica Renee Winstel, Kaitlyn Sue Wulker, Megan Mae Young Seniors: Rachel Lynn Alley, Olivia Renee Behrens, Amy Nichole Brown, Jennifer Kay Brown, Allyson Jane Casey, Samantha Yvonne Chamberland, Edwin Tyler Cook, Zachary Robert Debra, Christi Mckay Hammonds, Alexander Jon Heinowski, Kelsey Grace Krenwinkel, Cailynn Gene Kupka, Marlee Grace Mccloud, Kelsey Ann Meranda, Lynn Elizabeth Mersch, Jessica Rose Mertens, Haunnah Ann Meyer, Stephanie Anne Price, Ian Michael Smith, Robert Charles Steiger, Allison Nicole Strong


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Moe’s comeback falls short By Scott Springer

Nick Burgess of Milford bumps up to his setter as the Eagles lost to Elder in the second round of tournament play last season. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eagles look to repeat ‘12 success

By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — Milford High School boys volleyball coach Brian Croston doesn’t quite know what to expect for the 2013 season. Coming off a 14-8 record a season ago and a second-round tournament loss to Elder to end their season, the Eagles return just two starters and are going to need those who played smaller roles for the team last season to fill some big shoes. Seniors Nick Burgess and Ben Perez headline the team this season, while Trevor Bullock – who started last season for Croston – will not return in 2013 as he will play AAU basketball in the spring. In addi-

tion to Bullock, Sam Cole will not return along with four seniors who graduated last year. “Nick was a really good setter last year and I think he’ll be a strong leader and a really good quality setter for us this season,” Croston said. “Plus he is good at blocking and he’s got good height.” At the libero/defensive specialist position last season, Perez will see time in that role but could play setter as well, according to his coach. “Ben has good hands and if we have two good setters with a lot of new guys and if they don’t put the pass exactly to the spot, it will help to have two good setters,” Croston said. Two others expected to start this season for the Eagles

are seniors Nick Warwavesyn and sophomore Michael Swensen. “(Swensen) was on varsity last year and is a much-improved player,” the coach said. “(Warwavesyn) split time between varsity and junior varsity and is a senior and we need him to produce.” For the Eagles to experience the success of a year ago Croston is going to need his younger, inexperienced guys to mature quickly and provide his team with some depth. “This year I think we will be similar (to last season), maybe not quite as strong but I don’t know,” he said. “The seniors we lost were pretty key. They were all good players and all starters.”

DAYTON — His name was Maverick Morgan, 6-foot-10 center from Springboro. His team was Moeller’s opponent in a Division I district final at the University of Dayton March 9. The Crusaders staff had him scouted precisely, just as they do most of their foes. In the Greater Catholic League, schools prepare to win every step and every second. However, in March the only stat that matters is the final score and often the third month of the year is the cruelest for those who bounce a ball competitively. An early deficit of 14-4 in the first quarter and 30-16 at the half was too much for Moeller to overcome as Springboro held off the Crusaders’ mad second-half dash to win 57-56. “Give their kids and their coach credit,” longtime Moeller coach Carl Kremer said. “They really had a great game plan. They got up on us.” Kremer recalled a December game in Florida where Moeller dug such a hole, but there had been no previous occurrence in Ohio. Morgan had nine points in the first half and nine more in the second to lead the Panthers

with 18. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Springboro outrebounded Moeller 32-26 and outshot them 49 to 40 percent. The biggest difference was at the charity stripe where Springboro was 24-32, getting to the line 15 more times than the Crusaders. “We had to make the game ugly to get back in it,” Kremer said. “We were able to get back into it, but I give credit to Springboro. They won this game. We did enough to get back into it. They made every free throw they had to down the stretch.” Sophomore Nate Fowler led Moeller in scoring with 14 points, while senior Keith Watkins and fellow senior Josh Davenport had 12 and 11, respectively, in their final games. Despite not starting and being hampered early in the season from a football injury, Watkins led Moeller’s resurgence in the second half. “I thought Keith Watkins willed us back in the game,” Kremer said. “They made the free throws and plays they had to do to win.” Moeller finishes the season at 22-3, while Springboro goes to 22-4. Instead of a Crusaders’ clash with Walnut Hills at Cintas Center March 13, the PanSee MOELLER, Page A7

Moeller’s Gus Ragland sizes up the Springboro defense during the Division I district finals at UD Arena March 9. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Serve ‘em up: Warriors, Eagles prepare to take court By Tom Skeen

Coming off a 4-15 season and a fourth-place finish in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division, Goshen boys tennis coach Pete Patterson returns just two starters from last season and faces a young team in 2013. Juniors Chris Treadway and Cole Hadley are back and will likely team up as the Warriors’ No. 1 doubles team. As sophomores, the duo went .500 on the season, but was 6-2 in conference matches.

“They are two of my better players,” Patterson said. “They would rather play first doubles than singles. They are buddies and like to play together.” Making up the remainder of the core group is sophomore Malachi Gierzak, junior Josh Steele and senior Jesse Dziech. “Since we only have two guys back with a lot of experience from last year we are really starting out needing to do a lot of development,” the fifth-year coach said. While they have not practiced yet, Patterson expects to see Gierzak and Steele in singles po-

sitions while Dziech could go either way but the coach would like to see the senior play singles. “This is his fourth year out and he started as a kid with not much physical talent,” Patterson said of Dziech. “He stuck with it, he is reliable and is always there. I would like to see him come along and play some singles, but if not he will play second doubles.” With so much inexperience, Patterson knows he is working on a project this season. “The good news is that we only have one for-sure senior,” he said. “We should have every-

body back next year. You can tell we are on a two-year project here.” The Milford Eagles and coach Claire Smalley are preparing for their inaugural season in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference. While the competition is going to be tough, Smalley is looking forward to the challenge. “I think it will be very competitive and I think I’m going to have a very strong team,” she said. “… Competition is high; I think we will be better but the other teams are going to be better as well.” The Eagles graduated three

and while Smalley knows she is going to miss them, she believes she should be able to replace them. “We are definitely going to miss them, but we have people coming in that didn’t play last year that will complement the team this year,” she said. Despite tryouts not being held yet, Smalley is already battling her first opponent of the season. “Our biggest competition right now is the weather and I’m hoping it will cooperate with us so we can get out on the court and play.”

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CINCINNATI — At the Reds

Hall of Fame and Museum Feb. 19, the Cincinnati Reds and InGame Sports announced the 64-team field for the secondannual Reds Futures High School Showcase. The event begins March 25 and runs through April 15 featuring teams from southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. The event culminates with all 64 teams in a “March at the Majors” parade before the Reds/ Marlins game April 21. In a year’s time, the prep showcase has grown dramatically, according to Tom Gamble of In-Game Sports. “Last year we had 25 games involving 50 schools,” he said. “This year, 32 games involving 64 schools and 20 of the schools are new.” Games are slated to be played at Northern Kentucky University, Xavier, UC, Prasco Park, Western Hills and Reds Community Fund fields in Batavia, Winton Terrace and Roselawn. The marriage with the Reds is perfect as everyone in the Tristate always looks fondly upon their alma mater and anything involving the wishbone C. “If you are from Cincinnati, you’re always talking about what high school you went to,” Reds Vice President and Princeton High graduate Karen Forgus said. “That’s just how we are around here.” Reds COO and distinguished Summit Country Day alum Phil Castellini also voiced his support. “This is important in developing future Reds players and future Reds fans,” Castellini said. “We’re proud to be associated with this. We’re going to

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Milford Flight Night

Local games for the 2013 Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC: Thursday, April 11 La Salle vs. Moeller, 4:30 p.m. (Prasco Park) ** Elder vs. St. Xavier, 7 p.m. (Prasco Park) ** Anderson vs. Milford, 4:30 p.m. (University of Cincinnati) McNicholas vs. Roger Bacon, 7 p.m. (University of Cincinnati) Friday, April 12 Goshen vs. New Richmond, 4:30 p.m. (New Richmond High School) ** Batavia vs. Clermont Northeastern, 5 p.m. (Brian Wilson Field) ** **Reds mascots and the Reds Rover events team will appear at these games. Additional appearances will be announced at a later date.

» The Milford Athletic Boosters Club presents the third annual Milford “Flight Night” dinner from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Oasis Golf & Convention Center in Loveland. The event features guest keynote speaker, former Cincinnati Reds All-Star Sean Casey and member of the 1990 World Series Champion Reds, Todd Benzinger. Master of Ceremonies for the evening is Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty. Tickets are on sale now and cost $50 for general admission and $100 for the V.I.P. session. Must be 21 years of age or older. For ticket info, call the Milford High School Athletic office at 576-2208.

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game,” Newport Catholic Coach Jeff Schulkens said. Coach Chris Fiehrer’s Wyoming Cowboys are happy a 2012 postseason run got them invited to the spring affair. Wyoming will play at Western Hills April 2. “All of the kids returning are really excited to get going,” he said. “They’re also excited to go down on the field in the parade.” Added Walnut Hills Coach Dan Finley, “Any time you affiliate the Reds with anything, the kids are going to get excited.” Tickets for the Reds Futures Showcase games are $5 and good for all games that day. Each ticket also comes with a voucher good for a free View Level ticket to select Reds regular season games at Great American Ballpark and a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney. Tickets will be available at the participating schools and on game days at the host facilities.

Reds COO Phil Castellini speaks about the Reds Futures High School Showcase Feb. 19. THANKS TO MICHAEL ANDERSON

continue this and hopefully it gets stronger and stronger each year.” Among the participants, Division I Ohio champion Moeller will take on La Salle at Prasco Park April 11. “It’s an honor that the Reds would jump on board and sponsor this and bring that notoriety back to the high school game,” Crusaders coach Tim Held said. Northern Kentucky has numerous representatives playing at NKU, including Newport Central Catholic and Covington Catholic on March 28. “I told them one of the things they get to do is go to the Reds game against the Marlins and be down on the field before the

» The Clermont Northeastern Athletic Boosters will have the first “Rocket Rama” fundraiser from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Norlyn Manor. This event is taking place of the previously named “Rocket Blast.” The casino-themed evening will consist of gaming tables, an open bar, appetizers, live and silent auctions, door prizes, musical entertainment and the chance to win a vacation to Woodson Bend Resort in Lake Cumberland. Tickets to this event are $50 per person and all proceeds benefit the immediate needs of replacing the softball field fence, football field goal posts, soccer goals and other projects. If you would like to purchase tickets, become a banner sponsor and/or donate items for the auctions, contact Jenny Poe at 702-6202 or Mike Kirk at 6251211, ext. 115.

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Kremer said. “It’s going to be near impossible getting out of this locker room tonight. These seniors are crushed. We knew we had a team that could go deep in this tournament and we ran against a senior-oriented team.” Now, Kremer and company refuels, reenergizes and reorganizes for another run. Starters Tre’ Hawkins, Grant Benzinger and Nate Fowler return .

Evening leagues are being offered Sunday through Friday at Cincinnati Sand Volleyball Club. Registration is now open. The familyfriendly park opens April 13. There is no park admission fee. Leagues include sixes, quads, youth

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Food should be in the classroom Editor’s Note: For several years, the Milford-Miami Advertiser has partnered with Milford Exempted Village School District to conduct a writing contest for sixth-graders. The goal is to encourage students to write persuasive pieces on a topic chosen by their teachers. Columns are judged and the winning piece from each building is printed on the Viewpoints page. The first column for 2013 is from Boyd E. Smith Elementary School.

All across the United States, food is getting banned from the classroom. This is not the way to go. Three reasons I believe this to be a poor choice is because if children in elementary and middle schools get hungry during class, they will get distracted. Additionally, kids will not have as much fun at school events and parties when there are not any snacks. Also, food keeps children quiet during class. This is why food should continue to

“cook” in the classroom. Firstly, food should be allowed in the classroom because children lose focus when they are hungry. If kids can have a snack in class, they will concentrate and work betLydia Krage COMMUNITY PRESS ter. If the child cannot satisfy GUEST COLUMNIST their hunger, they will think about the matter, which will distract them from the teacher and their work. Being unfocused causes them to fool around and maybe even get in trouble. Secondly, youngsters do not have as much fun at school parties and events if there is no food involved. Kids have a fun time when they can fill their tummies with goodies. These foods could be healthy and allergy safe so everybody can enjoy them. Children (I know from experience) do not have a good time when they

County always supports those with disabilities March is “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” Each year, our agency plans lots of events to recognize the accomplishments of those with developmental disabilities. We are so fortunate community citizens often take time to recognize our individuals as well. Our county government has supported people with developmental disabilities for years. The Clermont County commissioners Feb. 27 presented an awareness month proclamation and honored our records management mobile work crew for their outstanding work. A little history: In Lisa Davis 2004, Barbara COMMUNITY Brown from PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST Clermont County Records Management contacted the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities because her department was given the task of preparing boxes of county documents to be scanned onto DVDs for better records retention. Her hope was CCDD could supply a mobile work crew to prepare each file for scanning, by removing staples and paperclips, smooth wrinkles and keep the files in order. The CCDD Work Services Department jumped at the chance to put together a crew and nine years later, they are still going strong under the leadership of Barb and her staff. Barb’s department has made Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month special for the mobile work crew in many ways. For 2013, Barb asked the commissioners to thank the crew for their years of service. She contacted Governor Kasich, who was unable to attend, but he sent his congratulations. Commissioner Ed Humphrey presented the DD Awareness Month Proclama-

tion and invited Barb to the podium to talk about the work crew’s nine years of success. After introductions, Barb honored each member with kind words and a plaque to commemorate their hard work. Then it was back to the records office for a pizza party. This was the official kickoff to a month full of events. Our annual “Dancing with the Stars” Extravaganza fundraiser for respite care was March 2. Individuals across the state met with legislators in Columbus March 5 during the DD Awareness and Advocacy Day. Our own Wildey Comets played a great game of basketball against Sheriff Tim Rodenberg’s All Stars March 8. The Comets will play again March 26 in a fun game against our staff. And March 25, we’ll hold our internal dancing event called “Dancing with Our Stars” that features some of the best talent our Adult Services Department has to offer. Have you seen our billboards throughout the county? This awareness campaign will run throughout March in conjunction with Hamilton, Butler, and Warren county DD programs. Clermont’s billboards feature a picture of Lindsey Wright who works at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. This brings to light the fact that there was a time when people with disabilities were overlooked in society or treated unfairly. Not today and certainly, never in Clermont County. Citizens who have developmental disabilities always have been a part of our community. They continue to be and are living meaningful lives, enjoying what life has to offer. Thank you for supporting people with developmental disabilities … because of your support, I am proud to call Clermont County my home.

Lisa Davis is the director of community relations at the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.



The winner of the Sixth-Grade Column Contest at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in Milford is Lydia Krage. The two runners up are Hannah Everett and Blake Laughlin. PROVIDED

cannot sink their teeth into a snack during a school party or event. Lastly, food keeps children quiet in class. It is simple as this: If they are chewing, they can’t talk. This is great because they can not interrupt

the teacher or their peers. Teachers and students can work better without the distraction of someone talking. The child can benefit from this, too. They will work more efficiently on their work and will listen better if they are not

speaking. There’s something to chew on! However, some others believe having food in the classroom gets too messy. This problem can easily be fixed with a few rules enforcing clean up. Schools can also use games or other ways to get their students to clean the classroom. In the long run, having food in the classroom wins the food fight. Having food in the classroom keeps children full so they do not get distracted, let’s them have a better time at school parties, and keeps kids quiet and paying attention in class. Having food in the classroom has a good effect on the school. This is why I believe food in the classroom is a great choice.

Lydia Krage is a sixth-grader at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School. Hannah Everett and Blake Laughlin wrote the runner-up columns.

CH@TROOM March 6 question State Rep. Ron Maag has proposed raising Ohio’s interstate speed limit to 70 mph. Is this a good idea? Why or why not?

“The legislature should raise the limit if and only if it assures law enforcement agencies have the staffing and commitment to enforce the law strictly (as Arlington Heights has done). Otherwise, interstate speed limits are just a buffer around how fast illegal drivers are willing to speed – a ‘suggestion’ if you will. Our freeways are like Reed Hartman Highway: drivers cruise at 50 mph or more, but in years I have yet to see Blue Ash’s finest pursue anyone for illegal speed on that road.” D.P.

“Yes, absolutely! It is about time that Ohio matches up with all surrounding states. “I’m sure there will be some remaining sections of highway that will need to stay at lower limits, which is fine. However, the vast majority of our interstate highway system is more than capable of handling higher speeds. “In addition, automobile technology such as suspension and braking systems are far better today than years ago when the 65 limit was established. Speed it up, Ohio!” R.W.J.

“Neighboring states have 70 mph speed limits and I haven’t heard complaints or concern from law enforcement. “I’ve traveled through Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, etc., without noticing any problems. Plus 70 seems to be the average speed on I-275 during rush hour.” R.V.

“I do favor raising the speed limit. Other states have done so without a major increase in traffic accidents, and our cars are safer, better engineered than they were 25 years ago when the limit in Ohio was higher. “We are more endangered by all the cars and trucks passing the vehicles that are actually going 65 mph. I would rather have a higher speed limit that is en-

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forced than a low one that is widely ignored by both drivers and law enforcement agencies.” J.R.B.

“Is Rep. Ron Maag’s proposal to raise Ohio’s interstate speed limit to 70 a good idea? Truthfully, no one can predict with accuracy if the simple addition of 5 mph to the speed limit will result in a significant increase in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. “The difference in speed limits from state to state demonstrates clearly the arbitrariness of such laws, which have been imposed for a number of reasons, including the conservation of fuel. “Back in 1757 in Boston, the speed limit was defined as ‘walking pace,’ and violators were given a stiff fine. There was a time in the United States (from 1974 to 1987) when the national speed limit was 55 mph. (In 1995, that legislation was totally repealed). “I remember being a little apprehensive when the limit was raised to 65 mph, but I’ve relaxed since then. However, I am still troubled by the drivers on the interstate who pass me, when I’m doing 65, at a clearly much higher rate of speed. “It’s a tough law to enforce universally and uniformly, and to be honest I’d like to see it enforced a little better (except in those places known as ‘speed traps.’) Bottom line is that Ohio would not be the only state to have a speed limit higher than 65, and I don’t see a problem with it. “I’ll have to do some further study to find out what Maag’s

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“Several studies have shown that high vehicle speed on highways, such as 70 mph, increases traffic accidents and deaths dramatically. It sort of is a no brainer, that speed kills. “Studies have also shown that traveling at any speed over 60 mph vastly increases fuel consumption, often at 25 percent or more. Given the climate of high gas prices, numerous texters and those using cell phones while they drive, plus the importance of trying to wean the United States off of foreign oil, raising the speed limit to 70 mph is an awful idea. “Time consumed by a higher speed of driving gives an earlier arrival time of merely minutes. I would not want to risk my life or the life of my loved ones in such a dangerous environment, would you? “Slow down, get off your phone, stop texting, pay attention, arrive alive, and save money, too.” J.B.

“OK, 70 outside of cities is about right, on I-75 trucks go that now, as do autos. Especially use higher limits on interstates in ‘cities’ like the one near GE that builds their coffers on speeders. State should designate limits in cities, not villages and towns.” Walter

“If State Rep. Maag wants motorists to drive 70 or 75 mph he can just leave the speed limit where it is. If he wants speeds of 75 or 80 he should raise the limit to 70. “However, how raising the speed limit makes Ohio the place where businesses want to settle is beyond me.” F.N.

“A moot point. Anyone who has driven an interstate lately knows most of the traffic already exceeds 70 mph. There should be exceptions such as oversize loads, towed vehicles etc. These roads were designed to handle this speed and they once did.”

Milford-Miami Advertiser Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.






Worldwalker Steve Newman and Bethel residents Ed and Marjorie Hale share memories of Newman's early years growing up in Bethel. THANKS TO SHARON BRUMAGEM

Worldwalker shares adventures with Welcome Center audience By Sharon Brumagem


LBD Welcome Center customers and staff “walked around the “world” March 4 with World Walker Steve Newman. Newman, a Bethel native, spent five weeks in China in the fall, including two weeks trekking 200 miles on the 4,000-mile Great Wall of China. He shared his adventures with cultural insights, visuals and videos. Newman, who now lives in Ripley, was escorted for six miles alongside the wall by motorcycle police and hundreds of local citizens. For the remainder of his trek there was only himself, a translator and four of China’s most famous mountain guides. One evening, the descent into the valley below took eight hours of struggling through high tiger grass, then through vast scree (slopes of loose rock), miles of wild forest, then hours of boulder hopping on a whitewater river. “It was the toughest hiking I’ve ever experienced; so tough that oftentimes the Wall was little more than a narrow band of rocks completely overgrown with thorny trees and brush that forced us to crawl on our hands and knees,” he said. Besides walking the Great Wall, Newman, who is listed in

Steve Newman shows the flags made and carried by Bethel students in the parade celebrating his return from his four-year World Walk in 1987. They represented some of the countries he passed through on his trek. THANKS TO SHARON BRUMAGEM

the Guinness Book of Records for his 1980s trek around the world and who penned letters along his journey and later wrote a book, “Worldwalk,” signed a 12-year endorsement with China’s largest shoe retailer. He also lectured at the country’s most prestigious university, Peking University. He stressed that today China is not the oppressed backward country people thought it was 25 years ago, and that it is experiencing a technological and eco-

World Walker Steve Newman pins a World Walker souvenir pin on the lapel of George Featherstone of Amelia. THANKS TO SHARON BRUMAGEM

nomic boom while sustaining its rich culture and traditions. “Blue jeans and Converse gym shoes are hot items for Chinese young people,” he told the Welcome Center group. However, China, like other countries, has impoverished areas within its borders, especially in the mountains. When a huge earthquake struck in an isolated area, Newman diverted from his schedule to offer assistance; he also delivered desks and books to several schools. He

said he plans to return to China next year and trek from Tibet to Shanghai. “It would be a journey of more than 3,000 miles,” Newman said. “I also believe it would be the first trek across China by an American.” He said he loved his LBD Welcome Center visit, sponsored by Clermont Senior Services, next to the Clermont Family YMCA in Williamsburg Township. “It was the seniors in my father and mother’s nursing


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home in Bethel that shaped a lot of my character and curiosity. They heavily influenced how I look at the world and at life. I have a lot of respect for our elders and for how much they have to teach us. I certainly look forward to seeing all of them (Welcome Center customers) again.” Bethel resident Ed Hale said he enjoyed Newman’s visit and remembers when Newman was on Bethel-Tate High School’s cross country team during the 1970s. “I would see him running past my house.” “I thought Steve was very good. I enjoyed hearing about all the countries he has visited and listening to his stories,” Robert McKinney of Eastgate said. Miami Township resident Erma Kidd also enjoyed Newman’s program. Her favorite part was watching the videos and seeing some of the exotic foods he tasted, including fried scorpions and cock roaches. “I don’t know about some of the things he ate while in China,” Kidd said. “I hope they tasted good.” As a finale , Newman placed a globe in the center of the room and invited seniors and staff to walk around it with him. “Now you can say you walked around the world with me,” he said.



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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Park National Bank Art Gallery. Collection of natureinspired artworks where the word “nature” is intended as “the world in its entirety.” Curated by Bruno Zabaglio. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200. Batavia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through March 30. 3794900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. For seniors. Free. Presented by SilverSneakers. 947-7344. Union Township.

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

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Share cup of coffee or tea with friends who enjoy watching birds. Ages 21 and up. Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 Art Exhibits

adults, $4 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Boy Scout Troop 452 Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Main entrees including choice of baked or fried fish, cheese pizza, grilled cheese or macaroni and cheese. All meals include two sides, dessert and drink. Children’s menu available. Carryout available. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. $8.25, $6.25 children. 752-2080. Withamsville. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, fries, mac and cheese, baked potato, homemade broccoli cheese or potato soup, slaw, salad or cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carry out. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford. Holy Trinity Church Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity, Connelly Hall, 725 Wood St., Fish with sides and drink, homemade desserts, split-the-pot and more. $4-$9. Presented by Holy TrinityBatavia. 732-2218, ext. 112. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 388-4466; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Music - Blues

Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

The Sonny Moorman Group, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Township Fields and Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, 831-0160; Anderson Township.

Business Classes

Music - Country

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 27. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

St. Paddy’s Day with the Denver Young Band, 7:3010:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Menu includes fish and shrimp platters, bake fish, fish sandwich, order of shrimp, mac and cheese, French fries, coleslaw and desserts. Free meal given away each night; winners do not have to be present. Benefits veterans in hospital or nursing home. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Includes fish, shrimp, sides, desserts and drinks. Carryout available. Presented by Men of St. Joseph. 734-4041. Bethel. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, 704 Old Ohio 74, Haddock, cod, shrimp and chicken platters. All side dishes are homemade: coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and french fries. Dine in or carryout. $7. 383-1178; Union Township. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken or shrimp dinners and side items. A la cart pricing available. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $11 all-you-can-eat; $9

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 3-4 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Fellowship Hall. Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. For seniors. Free. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Withamsville.

Nature Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at New Richmond High School, 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road. There will be pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and vendors. For more information, call 553-3091.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. ing and relaxation. $5. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 2374574. Amelia. Free Weekends in March, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson Fitness Center, 1971 Eight Mile Road, New fitness studio with specialized aerobic flooring. Ages 18 and up. 833-5642; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Easter Easter Bunny Breakfast, 9-11 a.m., New Richmond High School, 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Cafeteria. Pictures with Easter Bunny, face painting, crafts and vendors. Waffles: $5, $4 ages 11 and under. Omelets: $7. 553-3091. New Richmond.


Music - Classic Rock

Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township.

Diamond Jim Dews Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., 697-9705; Milford.

On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Taking place in New York City in 1922, play tells story of young Millie Dillmount who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. $15. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. $15. Registration required. Through March 23. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breath-

Music - Oldies The Van Dells, 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $25-$35, $20-$30 advance. 623-5984. Mount Carmel.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 4434572; Loveland.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m.,

ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Free Weekends in March, 9-10 a.m. and 4-5 p.m., Jazzercise Anderson Fitness Center, 8335642; Anderson Township.

Nature Toad Abode, 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Decorate toad home to take home and place outside. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required by March 15. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 3-5:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 4434572; Loveland.

Recreation Men’s Open Basketball, 6:309:30 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mount Zion Road, Facilitated by Bruce Brunetti. Men ages 25 and up. $40. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

MONDAY, MARCH 18 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Learn latest line dances along with some old favorites in high-energy class for adults. $6. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. Through April 1. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Education Advanced Extreme Couponing, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Learn to take your savings to the next level. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

School Program Volunteer Orientation Session, 9:3011:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Those interested in volunteering to lead school groups learn basics of school program. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

Drink Tastings Craft Brew Tasting with Jim Hennessy, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, New York, offers fine craft beers with Chef Paul’s dishes. $50. Reservations required. 831-2749; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6. 2374574. Amelia. Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. Through May 15. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Lectures A Story of God Arriving in Strangers, 7-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage Hall. Sr. Marilyn Lacey, Sister of Mercy and executive director of Mercy Beyond Borders, discusses her work with displaced women and girls in South Sudan and in Haiti to alleviate their extreme poverty. Free. 388-4466. Anderson Township.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. Through May 16. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Free. 947-7344. Union Township.

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

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 4434572; Loveland.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 732-5200. Batavia.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 734-4041. Bethel. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, $7. 383-1178; Union Township. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, $11 all-youcan-eat; $9 adults, $4 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Boy Scout Troop 452 Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, $8.25, $6.25 children. 752-2080. Withamsville. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, $7. 831-9876. Milford. Holy Trinity Church Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity, Connelly Hall, $4-$9. 732-2218, ext. 112. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466; Anderson Township.


MARCH 13, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B3

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Rita’s champ, sweet soda bread I remember one St. Patrick’s Day in particular. I was a first-grader at St. Margaret of Cortona School in Madison Place. Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair. “Because I’m Lebanese,” I replied timidly. The real Rita reason, I Heikenfeld suspect, is RITA’S KITCHEN that Mom couldn’t afford to buy green ribbon to make bows for us eight girls. But you know, after all these many years, even I’m a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The story goes that in the fifth century, St. Patrick went to Ireland, killed all the snakes and converted the people. What were they eating? For starters, cress, leeks and cabbage, all of which are ... green!


This has a puddle of butter in the middle. Eat from outside to inside, dipping each bite into butter.

2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, chunked up and cooked 1 ⁄2cup whipping cream or half & half 1 ⁄2stick butter 1 leek, sliced thin or 4 green onions, sliced Salt and pepper to taste

While potatoes are cooking, bring cream and butter to simmer and stir in leeks. Remove from heat, cover and let steep while potatoes cook. Mash potatoes, add

Rita’s moist and buttery soda bread is sweeter than most recipes. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

enough cream mixture to make potatoes creamy. Make well in center, put dab of butter there to melt and make puddle.

Moist and buttery soda bread

You can’t eat just one slice. For readers who wanted a sweeter tasting soda bread. I use my food processor, but you can use a mixer or do it by hand. Check out my blog for step-by-step photos. 2 cups all-purpose flour ⁄4teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 ⁄2heaping cup dried cherries, raisins or your favorite dried fruit 1 cup regular sour cream 3

Melted butter for brushing on top Turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top (optional, but good)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place piece of parchment on cookie sheet and spray parchment. Mix flour, soda, salt, sugar and butter until mixture is crumbly. Add cherries. Toss to combine. This keeps the fruit suspended in the bread. Blend in sour cream. Form into moundshaped circle about six inches wide and two or so inches tall. Place on cookie sheet and make a cross in the middle. (This is to let the devils out, or is it to keep them from coming in?!) Brush with but-

ter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 40-50 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Check after 40 minutes.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Turbinado sugar is golden in color and crystals are large.

Terry Pettit’s famous fish fry cole slaw

During Lent, the fish fry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church serves over 1,000 people and they come, in part, to enjoy the slaw that’s served alongside the fish. This is for the reader who loves that slaw and wants to make it at home. I talked to Terry Pettit,

Girls are celebrating Scouting Girl Scouts of Western Ohio join others around the nation to make the world a better place and celebrate Girl Scout Week March 10 through March16. The week honors the 101st anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, which falls on March 12, the day in 1912 that 18 girls met for their first meeting with Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Helping girls discover their strengths through impacting their communities was what Low instilled from the earliest days. In 1912, many girls’ paths in life were limited by their social standing. Low encouraged girls to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for future roles as professional women in the arts, sciences and business and for active citizenship. Today, Girl Scouts travel the world, learn 21st-century skills and prepare for a high-tech future. The Girl Scout experience gives young women the confidence and the tools to lead, so they will make a difference in the world. Scouting helps girls discover who they can be and what they can do, wherever they choose to put their energies.

who shared this family recipe. “The recipe was from a restaurant that my wife and I owned in the early ‘90s and was developed for that purpose,” Terry told me. I haven’t had time to test paring it down, but here’s a guideline. Start with 1 bag shredded cabbage (12-16 oz.), 1⁄2 cup carrots, 1⁄4 cup red cabbage and enough slaw mix dressing to coat nicely. For the dressing, I’d start with 2 cups mayo, 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1⁄4 cup sugar and a scant teaspoon of celery seeds. I’d go to taste and add more of whatever. I’m thinking I’d like more vinegar, but I haven’t tasted Terry’s slaw at IHM. I would stir in enough dressing to coat the slaw nicely. Here’s Tom’s big batch recipe. Slaw: Mix together and coat with 1 gallon dressing 10 pound bag shredded cabbage 6 cups carrots, shredded 4 cups red cabbage, shredded

Dressing: 6 cups sugar 1 cup clear vinegar 11⁄2gallons mayonnaise 1 ⁄3cup celery seed

Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Add mayo and celery seed. Mix thoroughly. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Church to offer garden plots again this season Gardening has become a popular and satisfying pastime for many families in Milford and Miami Township. Now every aspect of the gardening experience is enhanced at the community gardens developed on the grounds of Christ Presbyterian Church in Miami Township. The plots are easily accessed on the church property off Ohio 131. The entire garden area is fenced. A secure gate is ust 20 feet from the paved parking lot. Timbers define the plots and keep soil from the gardens off the mowed grass pathways. There are 8-foot by 9-foot plots as well as 3-foot by 5foot raised beds. There are small plots for fam-

ilies with children that allow young gardeners a chance to watch the seeds they plant grow. The congregation is concerned about conservation and protection of the environment. Rain water from the roofs of the church is diverted to large containers and used to water the gardens. There will be directions on how to grow organic crops without the need for toxic fertilizer and pesticides. For beginning gardeners, guidelines are furnished, suggesting how to work plots, what to plant, how to plant and when to harvest. Plans are being made to instruct gardeners how to prepare the food they produce and

how to preserve it. There will be a fee that varies with the plot size. To learn more about the community garden, visit or email To obtain an application, call Jack Smith at 722-0431. There will be an open house on March16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for those wanting to check out

the garden or talk to a master gardener. Christ Presbyterian

Church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive in Miami Township.


2013 Contest Winners Announced Turning ideas into realistic solutions is the key to improving our local watersheds

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Thank you to all of the students, teachers and volunteers who participated in the Caring For Our Watersheds Final competition on March 2, 2013, at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The top entries presented their project ideas on how to improve their local watershed.

Emily Winchell from Sycamore High School placed first in the 9-12th grade competition for her idea to plant Blue Stem Grasses along Sycamore Creek in Pioneer and Dulle Parks to help prevent erosion and filter runoff from Deerfield Road. Each of the top contestants won a cash prize plus a matching cash prize for their school. $12,000 was awarded to Hamilton County students and schools. Agrium will also provide $10,000 to help



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students implement their ideas.

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Sycamore HS



Willie Lutz & Casey Smith

Loveland Composting Program

Loveland HS

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Rian Boland & Bailey Venner

Grease Runoff Prevention within Restaurants

Mt Notre Dame HS

3rd tie


Elisabeth Schnicke & Kelsey Green

Washing at the Carwash

Mt Notre Dame HS



Michelle Strizak, Courtney Kinman & Lindsay Darkins

Utilizing Rain Barrels for Landscaping

Mt Notre Dame HS



Elizabeth Guye, Maria Rojas & Clare Lees

Keep Your Pills From Polluting

Mt Notre Dame HS



Julia Love, Thomas Fagin, Janae McClair & John Brewer

Changing Community Behaviors and Attitudes by Raising Awareness & Education

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B4 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 13, 2013

Beware of email advertising I read a study a while back that said 95 percent of email ads sent from unknown companies were just trying to cheat you. After you read what happened to one area man, you may think that study was right on the mark. Tom Newhouse of Sycamore Township received an email shortly before Valentine’s Day. The ad was from a jewelry store and it offered what appeared to be a great deal. “It was an advertisement, I opened it up and read it. It was getting close to Valentine’s and I thought for $5.95 they’re giving away a piece of jewelry. I figured I’d send for this and just have to pay that shipping cost,” Newhouse said. Newhouse ordered a heart-shaped necklace and a few days later a nice box from the company arrived. “When I opened it up I saw it was the wrong thing, so I didn’t even give it to my wife. I just put it in a drawer,” he said. Instead of a heart-shaped necklace, the company had sent him a man’s bracelet. “I wasn’t thinking any more about it and then there was, on our credit card statement, a charge for $98 from the company,” Newhouse said. Newhouse immediately emailed the company to

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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

Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00


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


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


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


Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;


Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

The Clermont County Farm Service Agency members will meet quarterly as needed. From left, sitting, are Patti Stroub and Hal Herron. Standing are Doug Auxier and Mark Liming. THANKS TO CHARLOTTE SCHMACHTENBERGER

Farm Service Agency to meet quarterly The four-member Clermont County Farm Service Agency committee meets quarterly. The committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month on an as-needed basis in the Clermont County FSA office, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville. A notice will be posted on the county office bulletin board of the next scheduled meeting. County committee members


5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

are: Chair Mark Liming representing Monroe, Washington and Franklin townships; vice chair Hal Herron representing Jackson, Wayne, Stonelick, Goshen, Miami and Union townships; member Doug Auxier representing Pierce, Ohio, Batavia, Tate and Williamsburg townships; and county committee adviser, Patti Stroub. For more information, call the office at 732-2181.


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

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681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Trinity United Methodist

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRCTV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223



Sure enough, the company responded that it had reviewed the situation again and decided to refund him the rest of the money. The Better Business Bureau says it has received 10 complaints about the company in just the three months its been in business. Complaints allege bait-andswitch advertising and unauthorized charges – the same things that happened to Newhouse. The BBB reports the company responded to complaints by giving partial or full refunds. When I called the company I was told there was a more complete disclosure of the terms and conditions on another page as you place your order. So my advice is be careful of offers from unknown companies and carefully check for the terms and conditions. Finally, always use a credit card, never a debit card, when ordering on the Internet. Then, if there’s a problem, you can dispute the charge with the credit card company, something you can not do very easily with your bank once the money has been taken from your account.

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Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages!


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: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •

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

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

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Join us for worship at 9:15 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.

“Hope with Any Risk,” Dr. Lawrence W. Kent Sunday School (age 3 - grade 12) meets at 10:45 A.M. Nursery Care both services for age 2 and under

MAUNDY THURSDAY MARCH 28 Join us for worship at 7:30 P.M.

Rev. Shirley Hutchins

EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 31 Join us for worship at 9:15 A.M. and 10:45 A.M.

8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm

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7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm



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“Hope is the Ultimate Victory,” Dr. Lawrence W. Kent Special music featuring the Chancel Choir, Chancel Bells, and Instrumental Ensemble Nursery Care available for age 2 and under

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B6 • CJN-MMA • MARCH 13, 2013

POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 14,, unruly, domestic violence, Feb. 16. Juvenile, 13,, unruly, Feb. 16. Aaron Glassmeyer, 19, 1289 Piedmont, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 17,, drug abuse, Feb. 16. Two Juveniles, 17,, drug abuse, Feb. 16. Kristina L. Mills, 25, 531 Dot St., drug paraphernalia, Feb. 17. Benjamin Miller, 23, 5720 Hilltop Way, receiving stolen property, Feb. 18. Brandy A. Hoelscher, 20, 6119 Pine Meadows, underage consumption, Feb. 19. Jami F. Winters, 19, 6585 Goshen Road, underage consumption, Feb. 19. Juvenile, 14,, theft, Feb. 20. Juvenile, 16,, underage consumption, Feb. 23. Linsey M. Gerhardt, 28, 2456 Ohio 131, theft, Feb. 22. Nicholas Meadors, 19, 20 Gateway Drive, underage consumption, Feb. 23. Michael J. Sabota III, 59, 1492 Fay Road, obstructing official business, Feb. 23. Ryan D. Harris, 31, 6622 Simons Lane, theft, Feb. 22. Craig R. Andrews, 36, 5642 Bee Lane, resisting arrest, failure to reinstate, Feb. 23. Juvenile, 14,, disorderly conduct, Feb. 25.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Jewelry taken, $4,000 at 5526

Kay Drive, Feb. 15. Playstation, games, etc. taken, $780 at 1100 No. 9 Cooks Crossing, Feb. 20. Criminal damage Window broken at 1414 Emerson Drive, Feb. 23. Glass door broken at Country Manor Mixes at Ohio 28, Feb. 24. Criminal simulation Two counterfeit $20 bills passed at Taco Bell at Ohio 28, Feb. 19. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property at 1054 Klondyke, Feb. 15. Disorderly conduct Male student caused alarm at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb. 25. Domestic violence At Pebble Brooke Trail, Feb. 16. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 6459 Windrift Court, Feb. 23. Menacing Female was threatened at 5732 Linden Drive, Feb. 15. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization, $3,880 at 6427 Airdrie, Feb. 20. Passing bad check Bad check issued to Rent A Center, $900 at Ohio 28, Feb. 22. Runaway Male juvenile reported missing at 5900 block of mcpicken Drive, Feb. 23. Theft AC unit taken and other units damaged at 471 Wards Corner, Feb. 15. Shoes taken from Kohl's, $65 at

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Ohio 28, Feb. 15. AC unit taken at Gold Star at Wards Corner Road, Feb. 16. Cash taken from purse at Bryan Equipment Sales, $312 at Wards Corner Road, Feb. 15. Money taken from wallet at Bryan Equipment Sales, $100 at Wards Corner Road, Feb. 15. Clothing, etc. taken at 5605-A Creekview Court, Feb. 18. Ring and cash taken, $650 at 2557 Hunt Club Drive, Feb. 19. Tools taken, $375 at 1139 Deerhaven, Feb. 16. Medication taken from purse at Total Quality Logistics at Edison Drive, Feb. 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers, $44 at Wards Corner Road, Feb. 18. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger, $40 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Merchandise taken from Meijer, $161 at Ohio 28, Feb. 20. Phone taken at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Feb. 20. Shoes taken from Meijer, $100 at Ohio 28, Feb. 22. Money taken from room No. 217

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at Arbors of Milford, $745 at Meadowcreek Drive, Feb. 22. Merchandise taken from Home Depot, $128 at Ohio 28, Feb. 22. Gasoline not paid for at J.P's Foodmart, $20 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers, $23 at Ohio 50, Feb. 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers, $50 at Ohio 50, Feb. 23. Medication and $6 taken from purse at Arbors of Milford at Meadowcreek Drive, Feb. 23. Money taken from safe at Taco Bell, $972 at Ohio 28, Feb. 24. Jewelry taken, $9,000 at 668 Hobby Horse, Feb. 25. AC unit taken from Frisbey Construction, $1,500 at Ohio 131, Feb. 25. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers, $11 at Ohio 50, Feb. 25.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Zachary D. Fagin, 21, 6729 Oakland, warrant, Feb. 25. Jennifer A. Lewis, no age given, 2003 Berkshire Road, recited, Feb. 25. Michael H. Evans Sr., no age given, 2018 W. Galbraith, warrant, Feb. 25. Thomas J. Kuechler, 34, 1980 Cedarville Road, contempt of court, obstructing official business, Feb. 25. Joseph Glick, 28, 1908 Young St., contempt of court, Feb. 26. Kristina Roach, 26, 1501 Thomaston Drive No. E, contempt of court, Feb. 26.

Nicole D. Irwin, 21, 3027 Ohio 132 No. 23, theft, Feb. 26. Linsey M. Gerhardt, 28, homeless, theft, Feb. 27. Kathleen Wood, no age given, 108 Kings Road, contempt of court, drug abuse, Feb. 28. James P. Combs, no age given, 5516 Ohio 133, contempt of court, Feb. 28. Thomas Clark, 53, 212 N. Market St., contempt of court, March 1. Lindsey M. Fite, no age given, 809 Commons, warrant, March 1. Michael C. Snider, 35, 20 Susan Circle, forgery, theft, criminal simulation, March 1. Daniel T. Jetter, 47, 13 Kenny Court, recited, March 1. Joshua J. Gassett, 23, 6501 Stewart Road, warrant, March 2. Jason P. Goodwin, 27, 9266 Kunker Road, drug abuse, March 3. Jeremy Cummins, 23, 1821 Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, March 3.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Entry into one of ground buildings at Terrace Park Country Club at 5341 S. Milford, Feb. 28. Criminal damage House shot with paint balls at 33 Apple Lane, March 3. Drug violation Narcotics found in vehicle during traffic stop at Ohio 28, March 1. Forgery Female stated checks taken and forged at 11 Robbie Ridge, Feb. 25. Passing bad check Two bad checks issued to Dos Amigos at 217 Rivers Edge, Feb. 28. Theft Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Feb. 25. TV taken at 20 Susan Circle No. 7, Feb. 26. Merchandise taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Feb. 26. Food items taken from Kroger at Main Street, Feb. 27. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, March 3. Vehicle parts, etc. taken from

truck at Rave Motion Pictures at 500 Riversedge, March 3.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Laura Lockard, 24, 49 Bobby Drive, theft, forgery. Betty Lucas, 47, 8 Main No. 4, receiving stolen property. Anthony McKinney, 34, 1948 Knoll Lane, unauthorized use.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 6707 Goshen Road, Feb. 12. Breaking and entering At 258 Patrick Lane, Feb. 18. Disorder At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 102D, Feb. 12. At 38 Deerfield Drive, Feb. 12. At 7018 Greenstone, Feb. 15. At 1600 Ohio 28, Feb. 16. At 6757 Goshen Road, Feb. 18. Dispute At 28 Park Ave., Feb. 14. Gross sexual imposition At 6566 block of Joellen Drive, Feb. 15. Theft At 6716 Ohio 132 No. 212, Feb. 12. At 77 Deerfield Drive, Feb. 15. At 6278 Cedar Lane, Feb. 15. At 1763 Heritage Woods, Feb. 18.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations William Edward Asher, 49, 5697 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, felonious assault at 5436 Ohio 286, Wilimington, March 1.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 3532 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, March 3. At 3806 Hwy. 50, Marathon, March 3. Criminal damaging/endangering At 5280 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, March 1. Menacing At 3232 Ohio 131, Goshen, Feb. 27. Theft

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

Celenza to Debbie Wallingford, $102,000. 3300 Thoroughbred Drive, Lucas Miller to Richard Miller, $103,750.



George Street, Terry Knight, trustee, et al. to Donn Heywood, 0.0746 acre, $11,079.76. 6819 Goshen Road, Homeland Rentals, LTD. to Harry Supe Jr., 0.559 acre, $116,000. 3284 Thoroughbred Drive, Brian

3101 Ashton Road, Dennis & Dorothy Conger to Elizabeth & Hollyann Hamilton, 3 acre, $171,000. 3806 Ohio 131, Archie Thomas, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 1.03 acre, $53,333.34. 2931 U.S. Rt. 50, First Financial Bank NA to Elizabeth Hamilton & Hollyann Barry, 1.48 acre, $37,500. Loveland Valley Forge Drive, DZ Investment Company, LLC to The Drees Company, $152,000.


804 Andrea Drive, Vinson & Judy Farist to Julia Spragg, 0.375 acre, $200,000. 6334 Ashford Drive, Bryan & Rebecca Cooley to Bradley Jackson & Jenna Seger, $219,900. 5708 Blue Spruce Drive, Scott Mitchell, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.172 acre, $63,333.34. 1097 Broadview Place, Danny McCoon, et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.5 acre, $50,000.

910 Carpenter Road, Bret Crandell to Donna Collins, 0.535 acre, $110,000. 1206 Fox Horn Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Breanne & Tommy Seay, II, 0.5492 acre, $320,483. 5517 Garrett Drive, Donald Lynn & Linda Sebastian to Gregory & Darlene Heaps, 0.4600 acre, $69,000. 1108 Hayward Circle, Kimberly & Jeffrey Coots to Scott Huber, 0.2938 acre, $246,000. McCormick, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, 0.5 acre, $58,000. 1185 Mellie Avenue, John Puthoff to Renee Fisher, 0.4600 acre, $130,000. 568 Miami Trace Court, Stacy & Kristi LaFever to Earl Helder, trustee, 0.897 acre, $350,500. 6745 Miami Woods Drive, Autumn & Joshua Kruse to Eric & Christina Spitzley, 0.559 acre, $380,000. 819 Ohio 131, Joseph & Carolyn Heinowski to Matthew & Michele Stibich, 1.1150 acre, $274,720. 1502 Traverse Creek Drive, Shirley Williams to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $100,000. 2009 Weber Road, Schmidt

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DEATHS Ethel Armstrong Ethel Uebel Armstrong, 84, formerly of Miami Township, died Feb. 20. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Pauline Morris; grandchildren Rich (Sonya), Ken, Reggie Morris, Angie (Eddie) Hunter; greatgrandchildren Alex, Zoe, Josh, Kristin, Melissa Morris, Gavan, Marshall Hunter; great-great grandchild Brasen Morris; brother George Uebel; brother-in-law, Montie Taylor. Preceded in death husband Arthur Armstrong, parents Gustave, Clara Berger Uebel, siblings Edward, Gus, Robert, Oscar, Bernard, Richard Uebel, Ruth Taylor, Margaret Preston, Marie Beyer. Services were Feb. 25 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Lung Association,

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. 11113 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or The Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Pkwy., Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Mark Carr Mark David Carr, 58, Milford, died March 5. He was a vending machine repairman. Survived by wife Lona Meadors Carr; children David, Ronald Carr, Amanda Mappes, Robert Branam; grandchildren Brittney, Leia, Abigyl, Mackenzie, Joshua,

Aubrey; great-grandson Levi; siblings Cindy, Patty, Michael, Kevin, Sean Carr, Becky Menkhaus, Barb Mullis, Kim Hart, Peggy Anderson. Preceded in death by children Frank Branam, Cynthia Lum. Services were March 12 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Robert Francia Jr. Robert S. Francia Jr., 45, died Feb. 28. He was a truck driver. Survived by parents Robert,

Juith Francia; sister Annette (Robert) Martin; nephews Bobby, Tyler Martin. Services were March 4 at Evans Funeral Home.

The Athenaeum will present its March Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington. The chorale will perform with orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Anthony DiCello, Athenaeum music director. The concert repertoire: Franz Schubert: Magnificat; Franz Schubert: Mass in G; Georg F. Handel: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra; Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King Shall Rejoice. Tickets are $15, available at the door; or reserved in advance by calling 233-6138.

Carolyn Jean Hanes, 66, Milford, died March 3. She was a homemaker. Survived by sons Brett (Suzanne), Dustin (Tiffany) Hanes; six grandchildren. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Michael McNeill Michael G. McNeill, 56, died Feb. 23. Survived by fiancée Ginny Greene; sisters Judith McNeill Martin, Patricia McNeill Knetsch. Preceded in death by brother Edward “Ned” McNeill Jr.

Christ Presbyterian Church

An Easter egg hunt is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Activities will include: Cookie decorating, rub on tatooing, crafts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. This is a free event. In 1495 in Milan, Leonardo DaVinci painted his interpretation of “The Last Supper.” The painting was inspired by the description of that event in the book of John. A tableau of DaVinci’s masterpiece will be presented by church members who will portray the 12 apostles as they react to the announcement that one of them will betray Jesus. The Apostles take their place at the table at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The sanctuary will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Good Friday, March 29, the sanctuary for quiet meditation and prayer. Three areas will be available. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford; 8319100; www.christpresmilford.or g or email

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The annual Easter egg hunt will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16. The event is free and open to all children. Refreshments will be provided. Call the church office with questions. Four Easter services will be offered: At 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30; and at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionally-staffed nursery available for infants through 3 years old.

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Goshen United Methodist Church

A fish fry, chicken or shrimp dinners and all the fixins will be offered from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday through March 22. Suggested donations: $11 for all you can eat, $9 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under. There will be à la carte pricing available at the door. Desserts and drinks will be available. All profits go towards the United Methodist Men projects for the church. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541;

Grace Baptist Church

A Southern Gospel concert is at 7 p.m. March 16 with Mission Quartet. Admission is free. A freewill offering will be collected. Members of Mission Quartet were previously with The Sonmen and The Stamps. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford; 248-8802;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. No clothing will be sold. There will be furniture, small appliances, collectibles, jewelry, books, kitchen items, electronics, VCR and audio tapes, CDs, toys and more. The Youth will man the kitchen and sell coffee, orange juice, pop, bottled water, brownies and barbecue from The Holy Smokers. The sale will be in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and the barn behind the church. Signs will be placed in strategic locations in the area, but if you need directions, call the church. For more info on large items visit the church website. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;

Milford First United Methodist Church

Members will host “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the great hall. This hearty breakfast/tea/ luncheon features quiche, ham, artisan bread, breakfast potatoes, fruit, scones and dessert plate with gourmet coffee and tea. For reservations, call Larel Grant at 769-1916, ext. 10. Cost is $30. Deadline for reservations is March 20. The church is at 541 Main St.; 831-5500.

The annual “Fall” Yard Sale is

Vadim Fastovich, Goshen, HVAC, 1420 Gibson Road, Goshen Township. Deborah Hunter, Pleasant Plain, alter, 7189 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Goshen Township. Jent Plumbing & Excavating, Cincinnati, miscellaneous work, 634 Wallace Ave., Milford City. Limitless Electric, Independence, Ky., alter, 5646 Wild Rose, Miami Township. Power Bax, Union, Ky., alter, 1754 Millbrook, Miami Township. Willis Heat & Air, Cincinnati,

Frances Lee Ray, 62, Goshen, died March 3. She was a homemaker. Survived bu children Carolyn (Jim) Elkin, Henry “Ed” (Karen) Ray Jr.; grandchildren Robyn (Mark) Metcalfe, J. Ryan Elkin, Geoffrey Ray, Stephanie Huff; great-grandchildren Alex, Lindsey, Lauren, Jeremy, Damian, Dominick; great-greatgrandson Jacob; siblings Anna Belle Herron, Clay , John Dunn, James, Eugene Rymer. Preceded in death by husband Henry Ray Sr.., parents Albert, Margaret Dunn. Services were March 9 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Marcella Frances Moellmann, 93, Miami Township, died Feb. 27. She worked in the central supply area at Christ Hospital. She was a member of the Cozaddale Baptist Church. Survived by daughter Janice (the late Richard) Lotspeich; grandsons Timothy, Michael, Philip Lotspeich; sister Billie Houck; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Theodore Bailey, second husband Walter Moellmann, parents Clarence, Dora Louderback Donaldson, brother Eugene Donaldson.


250 Chamber Drive, ARC-Milford LLC to VMO TRT LLC & AL TRT LLC, 1.084 acre, $1,190,000. 633 Tyler Ave., Gregory Woermann to Eric Lauer, 0.158 acre, $123,000. Wallace Avenue, Todd and Dana Lindley to Gregory and Debra VonLuehrte, $30,000. 540 Belt St., Mohawk Realty, LLC to Chad and Kathleen Smedley, $134,000. 532 Lila Ave., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to George Morrison, et al., $80,000. 616 Lewis Ave., Carol Sue Ries to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $80,000. 972 Seminole Trail, Thomas Pugh, Co-Trustee to James and Peggy Fuhrman, $45,000.



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Belfast Owensville Road, Stonelick Township. Baker Heating & Cooling, Milford, HVAC, 6420 Lake Point Drive, Wayne Township. David Grubb, Newtonsville, pole barn, 5935 Eckman Lane, Wayne Township, $16,500.

HVAC, 6049 Chamblee Drive, Miami Township. True Energy Smart Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6410 Roth Ridge, Miami Township. Hal Homes Inc., Cincinnati, new, 659 Copper Cove, Miami Township, $375,000. C. Butler Inc., Batavia, porch, 4339 Moore Marathon, Jackson Township, $8,000. Executive Electric, Crescent Spring, Ky., alter, 4765 Sharps Cutoff, Jackson Township. Steven Hines, Batavia, pole barn, 5165 Benton Road, Stonelick Township, $5,000. Jesse Bunch, Goshen, alter, 5600


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Homemade eggs noodles are great with evening meal Howdy folks, Last week we made another batch of homemade noodles. They are so good. We like to keep doing these things. After we make them and they are dried, we put them in plastic freezer bags and freeze them until we want to use them. For the noon meal last Tuesday, Ruth Ann fixed stuffed peppers we had in the freezer, and by golly they were good. You can freeze the peppers during the summer when you have plenty then fix the stuffing during the winter. The 50s and over couples from the Bethel United Methodist Church met at the Rees’ home at 6 p.m. last Wednesday for their monthly meeting. Everyone enjoyed the great meal and the visiting. We were at the First Methodist Church in Milford, Saturday, March 9, for a craft show. We sold bird houses, jewelry boxes, bird feeders, and something new, blue bird boxes with a flower planter on the lid. We also made a box for folks that like to use the grill. There is a place for a roll of paper towels, a box

for the spices, then a box to lay the grilling tools under the paper towels. This is a George new proRooks ject. OLE FISHERMAN Last Saturday morning, the men of the Bethel United Methodist Church met at Frisch’s for breakfast. They have this meeting once a month. This is always a very enjoyable time. Last Saturday, March 2, there was a gathering at Moscow for the oneyear anniversary of the tornado which tore through this town, and through much of Tate Township. There was a good crowd. This was for the folks that lived there and went through this horrible time. Ruth Ann and I went down since we had spent time representing the Lions Club of Bethel, and Ohio and International. The Lions Clubs had helped folks in Tate Township and some in Brown County. This is something the Bethel Lions Club and all Lions Clubs are involved with,

helping in the time of disasters. The Bethel Lions Club also helps the school and the baseball and softball teams. These activities are for the hometown children. This is important to give help to the children of our schools. After we left Moscow, we went to Pauline and Ralph’s for a birthday party for Curtis. He is 18 years old already. Where does the time go. He is our youngest grandchild. Now we have two greatgrandchildren. Thank you Lord for our family. Last Monday, Ruth Ann and I went to the Senior Citizens Welcome Center so I could speak to the seniors there. There were about 50 people. I always talk to them about things that happened in their early lives. This brings back memories. This time we talked about Easter and the clothes and candy they got. I did this at 10:30 A.M. Then we ate lunch with the staff. The request came from Steve Newman for Ruth Ann to make pie so she made three kinds. In the afternoon Steve gave a program about his trip to China. He had a slide

program and told about some of the food he ate, which was really different from ours. Steve walked some of the Great Wall. He had pictures of how it has deteriorated and grown up in sticker bushes. He had four guides with him that took care of him. If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of his lectures, please go. You will surely enjoy the presentation. He said the China folks really like to get items made in the U.S.A. He has a web site. It is Ruth Ann started crocheting a sweater a couple months ago and finished it last week. It is green with red around the edge. She was doing good when she discovered the sweater was way toooooo long! She misread the instructions! She raveled it out. She thought she was running out of yarn, but when she raveled it out, she now still has some left over. She does a great job. Now she is making ruffled scarves. All the women in the Easter Cantata will be wearing these around their neck. This takes a lot of time to

study on how to make it. My gal is so talented and I love her so much. The fishing in the lakes that have trout in them seems to be good early in the morning. A feller at church told me he caught trout at Sherry’s Lake early in the morning, then they kinda quit biting. The wildlife department will be stocking trout in Stonelick Lake on the 23rd of this month. There are other lakes that will be getting trout. This is a way for folks to get some good eating fish. I was told the roads here at East Fork in the campgrounds and the road to the boat ramp on the Williamsburg side will be paved when it warms up. The shower houses and rest rooms in the campgrounds here will be upgraded since it has been probably 20 years since they were repaired. I was working here when the campground was built. Now about Chessy. She is something. She likes to set on my lap, then gets on Ruth Ann’s lap occasionally. When she is setting on my lap and Ruth Ann goes to the bathroom, she just stays

put. But when Ruth Ann turns and goes toward the kitchen, Chessy jumps down and beats Ruth Ann into the kitchen, hoping for a snack. We moved the bird feeders up higher so she can’t get to the birds. She was able to jump high enough before we moved them. to get a bird. We don’t like her catching the birds. Ruth Ann said Saturday when I went to Frisch’s for the breakfast, Chessy sat at the kitchen door and watched me leave, then she would go outside, then come back in, then back outside until I came home and she got on my lap and laid down. The Clermont P.E.R.I. chapter will meet at the Batavia Township Community Center on Clough Pike Wednesday, March 20, at 11:30 a.m. Bring a bag lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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