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Booster station contract OKed By Roxanna Swift

MILFORD — Council members March 5 approved a $326,208.50 contract with Smith & Brown Contractors, Inc. for a booster station replacement project. The current booster station on Ohio 28, which helps supply water to residents at a higher elevation than the water tank, was built in 1967. The new booster station will be built near the corner of Main Street and Oakcrest

Drive, about 90 feet from the original station, said Water Department Supervisor Matthew Newman. Contractors bid on the proWright ject in December, but costs were significantly higher than the design engineer’s estimate of $250,000. Smith & Brown was the lowest of five bidders, with a base bid of $324,000. The project recently was re-

bid, and Smith & Brown again was the lowest bidder. The bid was slightly less than the design engineer’s revised cost estimate of $328,081. “We wanted the design engineer to clarify questions for bidders to make sure they had a clear understanding of the scope of work,” said City Manager Jeff Wright. A design engineer from Brandstetter-Carroll, Inc. worked on the project after a different engineering firm did the preliminary work, he said. The change in engineers con-

tributed to the contrast between the original and revised estimates. “The project was in the infancy stage when the initial design was done,” Newman said. Water department representatives originally planned to use two pumps of the same size in the new station, but because of EPA requirements, a third pump was added, he said. The station also will be made from pre-cast concrete rather than steel, Newman said. It will not deteriorate like steel and has a longer lifetime

expectancy, but it costs more. Having a clearer idea of the scope of work may have caused for Smith & Brown to increase their bid, he said. Bidders ordinarily get two weeks to look at a contract, but because the project was bid twice, company representatives had extra time to notice elements of the project they missed the first time. A grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission will cover $129,000 of the project, said council member Amy Brewer. The city will pay the remaining $197,208.50

Trustees consider new service truck option


By Roxanna Swift

Peach Norman Owen of Miami Township was honored with the Up 'n Over Youth Leadership Award at the annual Salute to Leaders event March 12. She is the founder of the "Baby, It's Cold Outside Coat Drive" where more than 2,300 coats have been collected for those in need. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. For the story, see page A4. For more photos, see page B1. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

New data system to monitor CECOS By Roxanna Swift

CLERMONT COUNTY — Commissioners Feb. 20 approved a $25,000 contract with Terran Corporation of Beavercreek, Ohio, for development of a data management system for the CECOS International Aber Road facility. From 1983 to 1990, CECOS disposed of hazardous waste at its Jackson Township landfill site. The data management system is one of three measures being taken to ensure hazardous waste is not leaking into drinking source water, said Hannah Gonzalez, project manager for the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality. Other measures include a post-closure plan, which most recently was amended in 2012 and an agreement be-

tween CECOS and the county. The agreement, which was approved by commissioners Aug. 1, requires CECOS to install groundwater monitoring wells and evaluate data from groundwater sampling. “Terran’s going to develop a database that will allow us to input all the data provided by the CECOS facility so that we can review it in-house instead of sending it off to consultants,” Gonzalez said. The database will include data from stream sampling and from CECOS reports sent to the Ohio and U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies, Gonzaelz said. The information will help ensure that nothing is leaking from the facility, she said. “We want to add that extra layer of protection because our drinking source water in Harsha Lake is downstream,”



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she said. County environmental quality officials also will sample for organic compounds in the water. Officials will determine which compounds to look for based on reports from CECOS, Gonzalez said. While the samples for streamflow and conductivity will be assessed inhouse, the samples for organic compounds will be shipped to the U.S. Geological Survey for analysis. Although it is difficult to estimate the number of hours it will require to manage it, she said she expects it will save about $16,000 annually. “Certainly, we want to be prudent and follow the trail of information, but we want to do so in the most cost effective way for the citizens of Clermont County,” said Commissioner Ed Humphrey.

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MIAMI TWP. — Township officials are exploring options for replacing service department trucks. A proposal was made two years ago to replace the township’s sign truck. The only option at the time was to replace the cab and chassis and truck body because of changes wheelbase length, which is the distance between a truck’s front and rear wheels. “Ford, Dodge and Chevy have made wheelbase length changes to their cab and chassis that are not compatible with the existing sign truck,” said Service Director Mike Mantel. The trustees said replacing the entire truck was not cost-effective, and until recently, the proposal was tabled. Fronk International since has developed the Terra Star cab and chassis with an adjustable wheelbase, Mantel said. Mantel March 11 proposed buying a Terra Star cab and chassis and outfitting it with the sign truck Mantel body. The dump body of the cemetery truck would be installed on the 1997 Ford cab and chassis already owned by the department. The current cemetery cab and chassis, which is not safe to drive off cemetery property, would be sold on Tracy, he said. “The concept that Mike had was an excellent concept because it saves the township money,” said Administrator Larry Fronk. Because the cemetery truck is kept in a garage and only driven at low speeds on cemetery property, the Ford cab and chassis should last at least10 more years, he said. The Terra Star would last about 20 years, he said. He received an estimate for a cab and chassis from Miami Valley International for slightly less than $50,000, with body conversions at about $10,000, he said. Trustees asked Mantel continue exploring all options. Vol. 32 No. 51 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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Budget hearing

The Goshen Township trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the administration building 6757 Goshen Road. The trustees will continue to discuss the budget. The meeting is open to the public.

Farm Bureau

The annual worker’s compensation safety meeting for Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland County Farm Bureau members will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Rhonemus Hall on the Brown County Fairgrounds, 325 W. State St., Georgetown. Anyone interested in learning more about farm safety, prescription drug abuse and nutrition is welcome to attend. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be served. Reservations are required. Call the office at 937-3782212 or 888-378-2212 by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 21.

Office hours

Secretary of State Jon Husted will send a regional liaison to the Clermont County Public Library’s New Richmond Branch to meet with the public from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27. The library is at 103 Riverside Blvd.


League to meet

Did you know that mental health dollars mostly go toward prescription drugs and outpatient treatment rather than therapeutic efforts? Mental illness is a quiet epidemic that results in 35 million lost workdays every year, costing $105 billion annually. The Clermont League of Women Voters members will discuss “Mental Health Issues - Coming to Consensus” during their meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Union Township Civic Center’s Queen City Room, 4350 Aicholtz Road. For more information, call 752-8011.

Nest box monitors

Have you ever marveled at the sight of a skyblue bird that is the sign of happiness? Once very rare in Ohio, eastern bluebirds are making an comeback thanks to nest boxes placed in fields and meadows. You can learn how to monitor nest boxes at the blue birder’s meeting set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, 2185 Slade Road. Topics include bird and nest identification, and how to fill out a monitor data sheet. Armed with identification skills and data sheets, join the volunteers who keep tabs on the birds that use nest boxes by walking a short route each week. It takes about an hour, plus see wildlife up close while helping the park. For more information, call the corps park ranger at 797-6081. The visitor center is just off Ohio 222 about five miles south of Batavia.


The Clermont County Agricultural Society is proud to once again announce a contest to design the cover of the 2013 Fair Book. The theme for this year’s fair book is

· Winner will be awarded $50.00 and will receive two complimentary fair passes. · Winner will have their name and picture in the fair book and website as well as newspaper announcements. · Winner will receive the first printed copy of the fair book.

Entries must be submitted no later than Saturday, March 30, 2013.


The deadline to submit an application for one of the five $1,000 scholarships offered by the Clermont County Farm Bureau is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Applications may be obtained from the high school guidance counselors, vocational agricultural instructors or Clermont County Farm Bureau. They also are available on Facebook,, and the Ohio Farm Bureau website,, then click on county pages, then click on Clermont County on the map. The parents must be a member of Clermont County Farm Bureau and a 2013 Clermont County high school graduate who will be attending an institution of higher education and must major in an agricultural field. Preference will be given to agriculture, animal science, horticulture, science and chemistry majors, and education majors specializing in the above areas of study. For more information or if you have any questions, contact the Clermont County Farm Bureau at 937-378-2212 or 888-378-2212. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Weather Spotter Training has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service will provide free training. Storm spotters play an important role in identifying and relaying storm-related information to the County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), local public safety officials and the National Weather Service. Topics include: How to safely observe storms, how to identify important features of storms, visual clues that may precede tornado development, how to make accurate and timely reports.

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partment of Services Agency, will take applications for the Winter Crisis Program. The agency will continue to be open for Pipp plus appointments, however. To receive assistance, income-eligible households, whose main heating source is threatened with disconnection, has already been disconnected or have a less than 25-percent supply of bulk fuel, may apply. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the e-heap staff at 732-2277, option 3. Due to the high volume of calls, you may receive a recording. Leave a message and the call will be returned as quickly as possible.

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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.

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Hardin will be missed, worked for education By Roxanna Swift


Ohio Department of Education representative Jeff Hardin died March 13, at age 58, of apparent heart failure. Hardin had a history of heart and kidney problems, said his wife, Jenny Smith. He had experienced two heart attacks and underwent five bypasses. A Miami Township resident, Hardin represented the ODE 10th District, including Clermont, Brown, Highland, Clark, Greene, Madison, Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Adams, Scioto, Jackson, Vinton,

Lawrence and Gallia counties. “He was very passionate about the education of Ohio’s Hardin children,” Smith said. “He worked very hard to make sure that Ohio’s children get the best education possible.” Hardin was elected in 2008 and in November was was re-elected for a second term. The term was scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2016, said John Charlton, ODE associate director of communications. Per Ohio Revised


Milford resident Nathan Becker helps his son, Chase, with a craft during the Read Across America “Seussabration” event Feb. 23 at Cincinnati Children’s Museum. THANKS

Code, Gov. John Kasich will appoint a representative to fill the seat, said Tim Rudd, chair of the Clermont County Republican Party. “The governor has 30 days to appoint the successor,” he said. The successor will run for election in 2014 for the remaining two years of the term. “Jeff will be missed,” Rudd said. “He was a long-serving member of the party’s central committee.” Visitation will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Owensville United Methodist Church, 2580 U.S. 50. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m.


New raffle supports seniors By Jeanne Houck

BATAVIA — There’s something new at Clermont Senior Services. Agency employees are selling $20 raffle tickets for a fundraiser designed to support its Meals-On-Wheels, transportation, homemaking, adult day and adult protective services. “Our goal is to sell 1,000 tickets,” said Frankie Hughart, who is in charge of development and strategic relations at Clermont Senior Services. “That would raise $20,000 - $10,000 will go to support our program services and the other $10,000 will be given away as cash prizes with first place being $5,000,” Hughart said. “Odds of winning (will be kept at) one in 100. Great odds.” The main drawing will be at the agency’s “Under the Tuscan Moon Touching Hearts Gala & Auction” Friday, Sept. 6, at the Oasis Conference

Center in Miami Township. The second-place winner will receive $2,000, the Hughart thirdplace winner $1,000, the fourth-place winner $500 and the fifth- through 10th-place winners $250 each. “We have two $100 early bird drawings - one at our ‘Dance Through the Decades’ on (Saturday) April 6 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the other at our ‘Killer Night Out’ murder mystery dinner on (Friday) June 7 at the RSVP At Wards Corner (in Miami Township),” Hughart said. Hughart said Clermont Senior Services hopes the new raffle will become an annual event. “That is the plan,” Hughart said. “As soon as the drawing has concluded at the Touching Hearts Gala &

Auction on Sept. 6, we will have Touching Hearts Raffle 2014 tickets available.” You can buy tickets for this year’s raffle by calling 724-1255, clicking on “Cash Raffle Announced” at or by stopping by the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, or the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Clermont Senior Services is a non-profit agency that has for more than 40 years been supporting Clermont County seniors 60 years old and older. “These fundraisers are so important to help us to continue to meet the growing needs of our communities,” said Linda Eppler, director of community services for Clermont Senior Services.


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Clermont County ‘salutes’ unsung heroes


They don’t ask for recognition, but each makes the county better SALUTE TO LEADERS 2013

By Connie Ruhe

Recognizing the best of Clermont County’s nonelected individuals and organizations March 12 was more than 520 people, the largest ever for the annual Salute to Leaders. Presented by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the event celebrate those who make the county a better place to live. Cyndy Wright of Park National Bank chairs the steering committee. “There are people who are known throughout the county,” said event organizer Susan McHugh, “and there are people who just get the job done when there’s a need. It’s quite humbling to see what they’ve done.” The Foundation also will paid homage to the armed forces with its first Military Award. “Clermont County has been such a stronghold for families with sons and daughters in the military,” McHugh said. The first recipient is Robert Derr, a veteran and member of the county’s Veterans’ Service Commission, he was the person behind the construction of a Fallen Heroes pavilion at East Fork State Park. Countywide honorees are, with information from the nomination forms: » Peach NormanOwen , Up 'N Over Youth Award. Founder of the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside Coat Drive,” Peach of Milford has collected and distributed 2,300-plus coats in five years. A Girl Scout Silver Award recipient, she is president of the Girl Scout Cadette, Senior Ambassador Association. Peach has sold at least 2,100 boxes of cookies each year for the last four years. She is president of the Aviation Explorer Post sponsored by Sporty’s and Clermont County Airport and an active volunteer at many local charities. » Robert Der r , Military Award. As chair of the Fallen Heroes of Clermont County Memorial Committee, Derr worked to honor the 14 brave Clermont residents who gave their lives in service to their country in recent conflicts. The committee is working to design and fund a suitable, dignified memorial on the beach at Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park adjacent to the Matt Maupin Welcome Pavilion. Derr served in the U.S. Marines for 17 years, is president of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, a district committee member for various American Legion veterans affairs groups, and a life member of the American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and Vietnam Veterans chapters in Clermont County. » Jeff Riel, Education Award. Director of the Glen Este Vocal Music Department, Riel was inducted into the New Richmond High School Hall of Fame with these words,

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Johnny Vilardo thanked the more than 520 guests at the annual Salute to Leaders for the honor given to his late father, Ralph Vilardo Sr. To the left is Tom Rocklin who announced the honor. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“Mr. Riel embodies the image of a servant leader who continues to make a difference in the lives of all who experience his company. While music is his vehicle, the lessons he teaches go deeper than the singing of a song. They go to the core of learning and of the discoveries we all make in life’s journey.” » Bill and Patti Skvarla, Environmental Award. When Bill Skvarla discovered an unknown insect in his trees in June, 2011, he had no idea the trouble this little insect would cause to the Bethel community. Spearheading the protection of 13 different species of healthy trees in Clermont County from destruction by the U.S.D.A.’s efforts to eliminate the Asian longhorned beetle, the couple organized the Bethel Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizens Cooperative. Thousands of trees have been saved and teh Skvarlas have become champions for Tate Township and surrounding communities to treat rather than cut down trees. » George and Ruth Ann Rooks, Rural Interests Award. Growing up on farms, George and Ruth Ann chose to serve others as their mission in life. From delivering Meals On Wheels, volunteering at an adult day center or serving as Santa and Mrs. Claus at Grant’s Farm, the Rooks have been pillars of service. They also share their time and resources with the Monroe Grange, on the board of trustees of Clermont Senior Services, the Bethel Lions Club and, of course, in George’s “Ole Fisherman” column in the Community Press. But truth be told, Ruth Ann is the better fisherman and one of the finest cooks in all of Clermont. Her famous blackberry jam cake has sold for $3,000 at the Clermont Senior Services annual auction. » Nancy Burke, Health Care Award. A public health nurse with the Clermont County General Health District, Nancy’s work ethic was inspirational to her co-workers and clients. Her positive attitude and sheer determination were put to the test when she was diagnosed with cancer. She went to work many days when she really didn’t feel up it to because she didn’t want the staff to be shorthanded and clients to have long waits. Nancy

passed away last November. » CASA for Clermont Kids, Human Services Award. As advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into the Clermont County Juvenile Court, the agency is committed to the belief that every child is entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home. The agency’s five employees accomplish its mission by recruiting and training volunteers who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative. The value of the CASA program is best expressed in the words of a volunteer, “one of the most heart-wrenching, yet heart-warming and rewarding experiences of my life. It was a great challenge. There were no easy solutions, but I am thankful these children are now in a home that is filled with happiness and love.” » Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association, Safety & Justice Award. For more than 30 years, the association has partnered with the Clermont Chamber of Commerce to hold the annual Police Appreciation Banquet that recognizes and supports local law enforcement individuals and citizens. They also fund scholarships at UC Clermont in law enforcement education and DARE programs. They are led by George Pattison and Joe Schiesler. » Paul Marion, Civic Award. As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Marion has been the lead supervisor for the construction of more than 40 homes in Clermont County. Working five or six days a week during a build, he oversees a group of older men who respect his kindness and knowledge. Between builds, Marion works for Clermont Senior Services building wheelchair ramps for the elderly. » Sandra Ashba, Community Project Award. The Moscow community was changed forever March 2, 2012, when a destructive tornado devastated the community. As village administrator, Ashba led the recovery bringing comfort and help to residents. She was the consistent source of

strength. No need was too small from replacing a lost bike to working with Duke Energy to replace lost trees. Without her tireless efforts and dedication to Moscow, the community could well have been eliminated. » Ralph J. Vilardo Sr., Humanitarian Award. Son of immigrants, husband, father, business owner, veteran, community volunteer and an unstoppable bundle of energy, Vilardo’s legacy will be felt for generations. He always sought to improve the lives of others whether it was Christmas lunch for Milford fire, police and other city workers; organizing Frontier Days; or as a founding member and long-time director of the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. In the words of nominator Warren Walker of Duke Energy, Vilardo was “someone whose ambition and desire to make this area a better place was apparent up to the moment of his passing.” March 13, the day of Salute to Leaders, was his 83rd birthday. » George Brown, William H. Over Leadership Award. The epitome of “servant leader” Brown has been a cornerstone of leadership in Clermont County for more than 20 years. He personifies integrity, loyalty, authenticity and service. He has devoted his career to helping senior citizens with 20 years at the helm of Clermont Senior Services, a model in the state for community-based services for older adults. He was the driving force that built seven affordable senior housing facilities in the county. Brown began his career in aging as a social worker in Over-the-Rhine in the early 1970s. In 1991, Brown moved to Clermont County to serve as executive director of Clermont Senior Services, a position he held until his retirement in December 2011. During Brown’s tenure, the agency experienced extraordinary growth and expansion. Brown’s legacy with the agency includes the construction of a new Meals-On-Wheels kitchen facility, a state-of-the-art adult day care center, and the development of seven senior housing facilities, including Dimmitt Woods Senior Housing, which will open in Batavia this spring. The combined investment of these facilities exceeds $30 million, providing 264 units of affordable housing for older adults. In March 2012, Brown received the President’s Award from the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, recognizing 40 years of leadership in the field of aging. But Brown’s service has extended far beyond his professional career.

Brown’s service has also included volunteering with organizations that serve children and families, including Habitat for Humanity, Clermont Northeastern board of education, and as both a member of the board and as a volunteer guardian ad litem with CASA for Clermont Kids. Retirement has not slowed George down. He is a master gardener, recently joined the board of Pro Seniors, and is pursuing a retirement career as a fast-talking auctioneer. » Clermont Senior Services, Over ‘n Over Award. A lifeline and helping hand to senior citizens, Clermont Senior Services was founded in 1969 by Lois Brown Dale. Always the pacesetter, Brown believed the community should be able to choose to support services for seniors. “Marching on Columbus” and meeting with legislators led to the law being written to allow levies to be placed on local ballots so citizens could vote to support these services. Not only was she instrumental in convincing legislators, she convinced the voters of Clermont County to support the very first senior services levy passed in Ohio. Since the first levy passed in 1982, the citizens of Clermont County have continued to support these services that allow seniors in remain living in their own homes rather than in a nursing home. The agency does not take lightly its responsibility to be good and faithful stewards of taxpayer dollars. When faced with the challenges of hard economic times, the agency has been even more creative than ever in finding ways to be as efficient and effective as possible. Today, Clermont Senior Services serve more than 5,000 seniors a year, most of whom receive multiple services, and do so with about $1 million less than was available annually four years ago. They have increased services over these last four years and lived within their means. Each of the county’s 15 townships and one city recognize a recipient as well. Honored at the Salute to Leaders event are, with information from the nomination forms: » Mike Tarter , Goshen Township. A lifelong resident of Goshen Township, Mike served his country in Vietnam and has since spent his entire life honoring the commitment and sacrifice that all veterans have made with a special focus on fallen heroes who have been classified as prisoners of war or missing in action. As a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Team, he attends funeral services for veterans paying tribute to their service and coordinates fundraisers. » The Cornwell Family, Jackson Township. Farming more than 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans and winter wheat, the Cornwell Family – Bob, Mary, their sons, Mike, Tom and Nick, and their

wives Shelby, Lori and Angie – never forgot their family’s legacy of giving back. Nick was instrumental in Cornwell Farm receiving the Soil and Water Conservation Award in 2002. As a licensed electrician, Tom has been the Clermont County Fairgrounds electrician for 16 years. And Mike has served on the Stonelick Township board of appeals for 25 years. The Cornwell ladies are strongly rooted in farming and the community at large as well. Lori organized “Donation Central” after last year’s tornadoes and received the 2012 Hopes and Heroes award from the Partnership for Mental Health. Bob Cornwell passed away last December, but his spirit of ‘giving back’ will live on in his family. » Diane George and Kathy Lukemire , Miami Township. Founded by Diana George and Kathy Lukemire, Son Reflection Refuge Women’s Shelter offers hope for women in need by providing them with a safe, temporary home and support. » Phillip and Rene Shumar d , Stonelick Township. A familiar business in Owensville, Shumard Hardware will soon close its doors as owners Philip and Rene Shumard retire. The Shumard’s have been active in civic groups and the Owensville Church of Christ for many years. » Jason Jewet t , Wayne Township. In cooperation with fire chiefs from other Clermont, Warren and Brown county townships, Wayne Township Fire and Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Jason Jewett researched and wrote a grant proposal to purchase a regional mobile burn facility to conduct live firefighter training. The $400,000 grant was awarded and five departments have conducted live fire training with the new equipment. » Greater Milford Events & Arts Council, Milford. A not-for-profit organization staffed by volunteers, the mission of the council is to enhance the quality of the Milford community and to enrich the cultural lives of the residents by coordinating events, promoting education and supporting excellence in the arts. The council provides publicity, volunteers and logistics assistance for several fine art, performing art and festivals that take place in the greater Milford area including Art Affaire and Bikes in Bloom. McHugh said longtime support from event sponsors has kept the cost of attendance reasonable for family and friends of award recipients. Sponsors include Park National Bank, Lykins Oil, American Modern Insurance Group, UC Clermont College, Total Quality Logistics, Siemens PLM Software, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood CPAs, Union Township and Jungle Jim’s International Market.


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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Good gosh - mom and dad were right Milford students learn money does not grow on trees

By Jeanne Houck

MILFORD — Thirteen-yearold Camryn Hughes has learned a lot of lessons at Milford Junior High School, but this may have been the toughest: Her parents were right about money not growing on trees. After the eighth-grader attended “Reality City” at her school March 8, an event where students choose a career they hope to pursue as adults and investigate their probable income and expenses, Hughes came to this conclusion: “The most important thing that I learned from this is you spend a lot of money in your life,” said Hughes, who lives in Milford and hopes to be a fashion designer. “My parents always say that I spend too much money from them and that I’ll understand when I get older. I’m pretty sure I understand now, because I don’t have very much money left,” Hughes said. The Plan the Way Foundation of Sharonville presented Reality City March 8 in the Milford Junior High School gym. “We’re a non-profit organization that provides different resources to help junior high school and high school students with college and career planning and financial literacy,” said Chris Candelaresi, president of the foundation. “We got a lot of good feedback (at Milford Junior High School) - a lot of students wishing they could change their career or dump some kids off as they go through the event.” “They put themselves in the shoes of their mom and dad, so it gives them a little bit more appreciation for what (their parents) go through,” said Candelaresi. Julie Beelman, a seventhgrade counselor at Milford Junior High School, said Reality City worked this way:

Chris Candelaresi, president of the Plan the Way Foundation of Sharonville, presented "Reality City" with the help of Milford Junior High School staffers such as seventh-grade counselor Julie Beelman. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Volunteer Michelle Parks of Milford works with Milford Junior High eighth-grader Aaron Cook at Reality City. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students took surveys designed to help them identify a career. “We then assigned to them the monthly salary they would have - minus taxes - and asked them to set up a ledger,” Beelman said. “They needed to put 10 percent of their monthly paycheck into their savings accounts, and then they also had to deduct for student loans based on their career. “Whatever was left, they then had to visit tables to provide for themselves either as an individual or as a married person,” Beelman said. Then came the choices. “They had to decide, can I afford an apartment or a house,” Beelman said. “What style house? Is it a furnished or unfurnished apartment?”

Milford Junior High eighth-grader George Lucas of Milford gets some career and salary advice. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Milford Junior High students recently went to "Reality City" to learn about careers and money. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

“They needed to choose transportation, utilities and insurance,” Beelman said. “Once they went through all

the essentials, then if they still had some money left over, they could make some other choices like entertainment, whether

they wanted pets, maybe they needed child care.” Finally, students were sent to a table for “life’s unexpected events” where they drew a playing card with a life surprise. “Maybe they won the lotto,” Beelman said. “Maybe they have a child. Maybe they have a divorce and then they have to go visit legal.” “So they really got a chance to experience some of life’s interesting things that happen and choices that you have to make,” Beelman said. “A lot of the students were surprised that their money really didn’t go as far as they thought.” For more about your community, visit /Milford.


The following students were named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2012-2013 school year. Students must have a GPA of 3.2 to 3.749 in at least five classes with no Ds or Fs. Weighted GPA is used for honor roll recognition. Freshmen: Lindsey Elaine Adams, Benjamin Thomas Ayers, Alexis Jordan Back, Amanda Marie Bauer, Jordan Skye Bausch, Faith Renea Begley, Evan Booth Bibisi, Emma Kathleen Bowling, Palmer Andrew Bowman, Tyler Scott Brandon, Alexis Olivia Brossart, Charlotte Rae Brown, Jack Calvin Brown, Kelsey Susanna Brown, Taylor Brooke Bryant, Shaun Elliot Burgdorf, Addison Leigh Burns, Kyler Cameron Cahill, Riley Paige Callahan, Sarah Jayne Causby, Caleb Elijah Cooper, Graham Russell Craycraft, Austin Doty, Brendan Jacob Dugan, Camille Elise Eckelman, Alexandra Marie Evanchyk, Kyle Andrew Fisher, Lance Edward Fleischman, Logan Scott Forrest, Abigail Clarissa Foy, Sean Michael Gallagher, Lucas Richard Geise, Bailey Wilder George, Dustin Blue Gilstrap, Courtney Nicole Gulick, Elliot Thaddaeus Hahn, Kevin James Hansbauer, Tillman Jacob Harrell, William James Hayes, Trenton Michael Hemmert, Alexander Joseph Herbst, Tyler Edward Hill, Riley Daniel Homan, Hannah Louise Huffer, Allison Gail Jones, Samuel Kargel, Christopher Keil, Katrina Kantiya Kennedy, Clayton Ross Knecht, Kyle Patrick Krigbaum, Nathan Michael Kroger, Dustin Connor Lee, Tanner Leroy, Nathan Patrick Liles, Zachary Michael Lorenz, Emma Deborah Luciano, Robert Joseph Lynch, Carly Kristine Manning, Joseph Andrew Mcclain, Alison Marie Mcclure, Shayne Allan Mcdonough, Alyssa Irene Mickelson, Sarah Ann Miser, Rayleigh Justine Morgan, Tyler Reid Morrison,

Joseph Francis Muthig, Grant Henry Noll, Kelly Mackenzie Noll, Clayton Andrew Oaks, Priscilla Alyse Oaks, James Austin Owens, Morgan Michelle Radcliff, Connor Joseph Rigney, Sierra Noel Ross, Julia Sharee Schultz, Kristen Diana Schumacher, Bethany Rose Schwartz, Claudia Francis Scott, Hero Faye Seto, Tabitha Nicole Simmons, Abigail Loretta Simon, Trenton Thomas Sneed, Kelsi Marie Spillman, Abby Lynn Swensen, Mark Joseph Swing, Bernadette Lynn Terrell, Kelsee Ann Trasser, Nicholas Andrew Virzi, Olivia Claire Vollman, Emily Marie Vuotto, Arija Racquel Walsh, Hannah Joy Waltz, Emily Marie Waple, Joshua James Weaver, Bret Garrett Woodrum Sophomores: Austin George Adams, Simon Anthony, Austin Wyatt Bell, Allison Mellyn Benson, Chase Bergman, Lauren Marie Bernard, Patrick Berus, Lusia Saburova Betts, Christopher Edward Boaz, Reagan Ashley Bodley, Nathaniel Ross Bowsher, Jackson Burgess, Samuel Cain, Laura Denise Caudill, Karlie Marie Connor, Silvestro David Di, Jonathan Donisi, Lia Rayne Dunn, Arianna Dyman, Haley Marie Elliott, Damon Lee Estrada, Alexander Joseph Eveslage, Allyssa Renea Feihinger, Emma Kathleen Galvin, Brandon Gay, Jonathon J Gerding, Christian Evan Gonzales, Kaitlyn Green, Carynne Nicole Hawkins, Mariah Hess, Tyler Joseph Hezlep, Steven Michael Honsaker, Nicolette Huenefeld, Evan Louis Johnson, Madison Senise Kemp, Adam Kirk, Mariah Jordan Knepp, Colin Rodney Knight, John Patrick Lonnemann, Haley Nicole Mack, Hayley Madden, Genevieve Marshall, Randall Aaron Marshall, China Sage Martin, Madelyn Mastrorocco, Carley Matson, Isaac Thomas Mccavitt, Ashley Mcfadden, Christopher Moises Mcknight,

Carolyn Josie Megie, Erin Nicole Merrill, Molly Milinovich, Aaron Miller, Caroline Moore, Kenadee Muldoon, Grant Christian Newton, Alexandria Nicole Nice, Olivia Nielsen, Spencer Vaughn Pachta, Emily J Poole, Samantha Price, Andrew Charles Richards, Savannah Mackenzie Richards, Madison Blair Rosas, Cameron Jacob Roth, Nicolas Sabet, Olivia Sams, Brooke Margaret Skladany, Olivia Michele Smith, Kristen Marie Teter, Samantha Thompson, Cauwenbergh Teresa Van, Carl Alexander Vandegrift, Emily Grace Voth, Lonnie Ray Wilson, Ryan Jonathan Witt, Kyelei Victoria Wolf, Christopher Paul Wood, Cassandra M Yersky, Alex Young Juniors: Ashley Nicole Amicon, Breanna Lynn Blankenship, Rachel Elizabeth Blosser, Kendra Nicole Bobbitt, Jordan Alecia Brady, Olivia Lane Brewer, Kathryn Mae Brown, Samantha Lynn Bryant, Kiley Rose Buchanan, Julianna Lynne Bugajski, Lindsey Marie Bugajski, Trevor Earl Bullock, Kaylee Elise Callahan, Brittany Lee Chin, Jessica Rose Clark, Mckenna Jo Corey, Hannah Michelle Diercks, Meggan Holli Dingus, Amber Richelle Doty, Jamie Lynn Downey, Kaitlyn Marie Gayer, Andrew James Giltmier, Rachel Marie Greene, Kayla Marie Gregory, Angel Guo, Jennifer Lynn Halcomb, Kaitlyn Nicole Hamm, Kailene Elizabeth Hawkins, Caitlyn Michaela Hodge, Madison Olivia Holbrook, Kathryn Elizabeth Holland, Rebecca Katherine Howdyshell, Taylor Marie Hughes, Benjamin Floyd Jones, Abigail Grace Kaltenbach, Jocelyn Wilson Karch, Samuel Edward Kirkeng, Elizabeth Marie Knueven, Bridget Christine Kohlman, Martin Andrew Kohlman, Erin Elizabeth Kolb, Kelly Marie Krieger, John Patrick Lafrance, Charles Eugene Langschwa-

ger, Logan Jana Laskarzewski, Lauren Kayla Lewis, Gered Brandt Lockwood, Hannah Michele Lorenz, Brittney Marie Lovdal, Rachel Noelle Marraccini, Connor Weston Marshall, Hannah Rose Martin, Theresa Victoria Morrison, Brian Gannon Murphy, Quentin Nathan O'Leary, Brennan Kaleb Perkins, Jalana Elizabeth Phillips, Joshua Leland Phillips, Kristy Prince, Clare Amanda Rigney, Hayley Catherine Robinson, Shannon Margaret Rokey, Hannah Samantha Roth, Kara Marie Serger, Alyssa Paige Severns, Suzanne Elizabeth Shrout, Chelsea Elizabeth Sick, Maylea Rose Siebert, Shayna Michelle Simmons, Sarah Kay Smith, Layne Marie Stewart, Carolyn Nahrup Storch, Andrea Estell Swensen, Madison Marie Taggart, Gabrielle Grace Taphorn, Austin Michael Taylor, Sarah Jane Thaxton, Carissa Marie Timmer, Taylor Lawrence Vearil, Grace Elizabeth Villano, Julia Virginia Wahle, Delaney Marie Ward, Paul Christopher Williamson, Sarah Ann Zanola, Brooke Anne Zwilling Seniors: Kenton Chalmers Anderson, Andrew Edward Beckerich, Samantha Michelle Bohrer, Kayla Marie Bonser, Calyssa Angela Bowsher, Courtney Elise Brown, Haleigh Elyse Brown, Jade Elizabeth Brown, Nicholas Anthony Burgess, Jessica Lynn Buzza, Kayla Jean Byrnside, Meghan Anne Canter, Cabrian Noel Cerda, Samuel Hampton Cole, Caroline Lois Conners, Zachary Clayton Cook, Billy Ray Cooper, Morgan Lindsey Cueto, Nicholas Dean Cusick, Nicole Cheyenne Daley, Corine Marie Davis, Ja'Mi Marquette Dezarn, Benjamin Robert Dobrowolski, Ryan Timothy Dodds, Katelyn Ann Dunn, Joseph Michael Facciolo, Amber Jordan Fannin, Matthew James Ferguson, Alexander James Fish, Mallorie Anne Frank,

Chase Philip Gatch, Kimberly Angeline Gay, Margaret Kate Gearhart, Jenna Brooke Gilman, Nicholas Michael Giordullo, Chase Kolter Graham, Mckenzie Elizabeth Graham, Molly Elizabeth Green, Randall Paul Haas, Marcus John Hattar, Alyssa Lyda Huss, Erin Elizabeth Johnson, Kiersten Joan Johnson, Lauren Kali Johnson, Mason Lewis Johnson, Joel Aaron Keefer, James Lee Kidd, Jacob Anderson Knispel, Clare Frances Liming, Jessica Ann Lucas, Zoe Ann Lyon, Taylor Madison May, Garrett Michael Mayleben, Katlyn Dawn Mccracken, Patrick Kenneth Mchenry, Zack Matthew Mclain, Kristin Lynn Melton, Ryan William Mick, Ryan John Moehring, Anne Marie Nesteroff, Caitlyn Nicole Nienajadly, Robert Edward Ogden, Lucas Bryan Ohnmeis, Cody Michael Olson, Cy Matthew Overbeck, Chandni Rohit Patel, Dominic Pelle, Sharon Nicole Penker, Benjamin Abraham Perez, Hayley Nicole Petrey, Cody Edward Phipps, Haley Morgan Rohrbacher, Ariel Faith Roll, Joshua Louis Roof, Evan Thomas Saul, Meagan Elizabeth Schulte, Kristine Elizabrth Seifert, Victoria Catherine Seitz, Miranda Leigh Sheaffer, Kelly Patricia Shelton, Miranda Chantria Short, Joseph Charles Stromberger, Allison Elizabeth Strunk, Rachael Marie Sullivan, Katie Elizabeth Swing, Daniel Patrick Thibodeau, Emily Katherine Tortorella, Taylor Leigh Ulery, Hannah Maria Underwood, Laura Elizabeth Vallo, Tyler John Ventura, Angel Mary Vincent, Jordan Danielle Vonderhaar, Tyler Steven Voth, June Marie Walter, Nicholas Gilje Warwavesyn, Adam Thomas Weigel, Jessica Lynn Weyant, Madeleine Paige Witte, Alyssa Marie Wulker, Megan Elizabeth Yankovsky


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Milford ready to step into the spotlight

Young Eagles ready to turn the corner By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — After working through a rebuilding season in 2012, the Milford Lacrosse Club and coach Terri Clifton are ready to turn the corner in 2013. Coming off a 7-9 season in 2012, the Eagles saw their season come to a close after a 10-5 loss to Anderson in the secondround of the Club Division Tournament. Returning and looking to lead the Eagles are seniors Emily Coughlin, Zoe Lyon, Marlee McCloud and junior Megan Young. “We will have a young team (but our) experience level (is) very strong,” Clifton said. Even with the four girls expected to lead the Eagles, Clifton knows it will take a team effort for her team to achieve any success on the field. “Lacrosse is a team sport and with the varsity team this year consisting of 14 players, (which is a) small team, every player will be considered a top player that will need to play at their potential in order for the team to be successful,” the coach said. The Eagles play in South/ Central Club Division with other clubs teams from around the area such as Little Miami, Springboro, Fairfield, Lebanon, Chillicothe, the Dayton Eagles Lacrosse Club and

By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — After going 6-10 and losing to Lebanon in the second-round of the Club Division state tournament, coach Brian Cross sees good things on the horizon for his Milford Boys Club Lacrosse team in 2013. After graduating six players from what was a young team last season, Cross expects to see progression from his young guys compared to last year. “We have a lot of guys returning that played last year,” the coach said. “… This is a great team that is extremely hard working. I call them a blue-collar team.” Three seniors – Josiah Greve, Nick Ehrman and Kenton Anderson - were all twoyear varsity players and will bolster the defense in 2013. “They bring a lot of senior leadership back,” Cross said. “It’s huge. I’ve always said our offense starts with our defense. They communicate well, know what each other are doing and are a pretty well-disciplined group. It makes a big difference to have that type of leadership and that type of talent we have back there.” On offense, three-year varsity attacker Gered Lockwood

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Milford's Josiah Greve battles for the ball during Milford's state semifinal match against Fairfield in 2011. Greve will be a major factor in 2013 as he is one of three seniors that will bolster the Eagles’ defense. NICK DUDUKOVICH/COMMUNITY PRESS

UC Clermont on national display By Scott Springer

BATAVIA — The UC Cler-

mont women’s basketball program is getting closer. For the second consecutive year, the Cougars advanced to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association tournament in Uniontown, Penn., on the campus of Penn State-Fayette. Coach Mike Matthews’ squad came in at 18-16 with a shooting percentage of 42.8, which was first in the USCAA. Playing without 6-foot-1 center Stacie Lee out of Lakota West, who fell ill and was hospitalized, UC Clermont lost a hard-fought game to the eventual champion Albany College of Pharmacy. Down 31-13 after one half, the Cougars pressed and closed the gap, but lost 50-45. The absence of Lee took its toll. “Albany’s a pretty tall team with a 6-foot-2 and 6-foot-1and a couple of 5-9 girls,” Matthews said. “We really missed her (Lee) in the first half as they stayed inside with the tall girls and we couldn’t get an offensive rebound. In the second half, we held them without a field goal the last 15:39 and full court pressed them. We got to just two points behind, but were

forced to foul and lost by five.” In the opener against Albany, senior Marisa Stutz (Felicity-Franklin) had 28 points and eight rebounds, sophomore Tess Jenike (Bethel-Tate) had 17 points and junior Ashley Keith (Clark Montessori) had 15. The loss put UC Clermont in a game with 17-8 Maine-Machias. The Cougars won the consolation handily, 80-49. The Cougars’ previous experience against NAIA Division I and II schools, NCAA Division III and other upper-tier programs prevailed. “We play a good schedule and we’ve been successful,” Matthews said. “It’s tough playing against a full-scholarship school. We felt we could compete better on the (USCAA) Division II (non-scholarship) level. We felt that us and Albany were the two best teams. They seeded us to play each other first giving the rest of the field a chance to make it to the finals.” In the Maine-Machias game, Marisa Stutz had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds and Ashley Keith had the tripledouble of 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. “She was complaining about how poorly she was shooting,”

Matthews said of Keith. “She was saying she didn’t have it, but she had a triple-double for not having it.” The performance of Stutz Junker was not a shock. Those that have followed the basketball careers of the Clermont County Stutz sisters know they may be under-sized, but they often overachieve in results and in the unmeasurable category of heart and soul. “No matter what kind of scoring game Marisa’s having, she’s always putting up numbers,” Matthews said. “I think for the year she had 10 doubledoubles and one triple-double. She can jump and she just anticipates so well.” At just 5-foot-7, Stutz was able to screen out and often be where the ball was. While Marisa’s career is over, fans of the Cougars are hoping Cayla Stutz comes back to play. Out this season with a knee injury, she returned for some open gyms, but sat out the year. Her return could get UC Clermont back in the USCAA tournament for a third-straight year. Next year, 5-foot-9 incoming

freshman Arica Stutz of Felicity-Franklin is slated to play and part of the appeal was the possibility of playing with her older sister. Cayla Stutz, who started her career at Mount St. Joseph, would be a senior in terms of eligibility next season. “Arica is way ahead of where Marisa was coming in,” Matthews said. “I was at her last game (against Georgetown). She had seven blocks. She does all of the hustle stuff. She has long arms just like Cayla and Marisa.” Marisa Stutz was voted first team USCAA Division II AllAmerican, with Keith and Stacie Lee making second team. Sophomore Alex Junker out of Milford was named to the USCAA Division II All-Academic Team. Another area connection with younger sisters that play is Tess Jenike. Like her sisters, Brooke and Julia at BethelTate, Tess can knock down shots. “She can really shoot and her defense has come a long way,” Matthews said. “This year she put some nice games together consistently. In the skills competition against all divisions she won the free throw and See HOOPS, Page A7

Milford Eagles Lacrosse Club senior Emily Coughlin prepares for a faceoff during a game last season. Coughlin is expected to be one of the top returns as they look to return to their winning ways in 2013 . THANKS TO TERRI CLIFTON

Walnut Hills. Lebanon – who the Eagles open their season against April 4 on the road – has reached back-to-back state semifinals. The last time the Eagles had much postseason success was in 2010 when they reached the state semifinals where they lost to North Canton. While the Milford Lacrosse See GIRLS, Page A7


Sportsman nominees

The nomination period for the fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year award is approaching in early April. The CP/CR sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via, names that will be verified through the school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. The nominations and voting are done online at Neither the articles, nominations forms nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email with questions.

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Senior golf league Darling signs on the dotted line enters 37th year It all commenced the first week of May 1977 at the Fairacres golf course on Ohio 28, east of Milford. This new golf league for seniors/retirees was established because a Thursday seniors golf league was being overwhelmed with too many golfers. Initially there were about 40 members, and over the past 36 years, annual membership has ranged from 35 to 56 members. At one time the league was so popular that a waiting list was necessary. The first few officers of the league were Gene Grill, Al O’Connor, Al Haberer, Al Martin and Al Benzinger. Buz Blankenship and Carl Philhower were also instrumental in assuring the new golf league would be a success in the years following. In 1986 or 1987, the owners of Fairacres golf course sold the course to a group of investors. The new investors chose to change the name of the course to “Eagles Nest” golf course. The league continued its play at Eagles Nest through Septem-

ber 2005. In April 2006, the Tuesday senior golf league started their play at the Deer Track golf course. The move was made necessary because Eagles Nest was sold to a land development company, who would not assure the league how long the course would be open for play. The league has now been at Deer Track golf course for the past seven years, and this April will mark the 37th year of consecutive play. The owners of Deer Track golf course are in a phase of upgrading and improving playing conditions. The league will start the new season Tuesday, April 30. Over the past 36 years about 125 golfers have come and gone in league play. One of the members has been playing for 20 years, and will be returning for his 21st year. Any retiree interested in playing golf with a great group of retirees, can contact Jim McDonough, golf professional, at Deer Track golf course, 6252500, or Bob Knuth, 248-0288. They have openings to a few new members.


Ohio Region 4 Southwest Division and made a run to the Club Division state title game, where they lost to Anderson. “I think right now we are ahead of last year a little bit in terms of experience,” he said. “We were really young last year and some kids had the deer-inheadlights look. …We’ll have a good gauge by mid-April. We still have to find ways to mesh a little bit, but I like where we are at and where we are heading. Now we just need to get them heading there.”

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and junior midfielder Ray Hudson will lead the way. “… We are a little deeper talent wise this year,” Cross said. “We have a ways to go but the kids have a pretty solid attitude in wanting to get deeper in (the) state tournament. They were disappointed after last season.” Two seasons ago the Eagles went14-7, finished second in the

Milford High School senior Amanda Darling has signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Union College in Barbourville, Ky., where she plans to major in nursing. Darling was a defender in the Milford High School soccer program for two seasons and played select soccer for four years, most recently with Cincinnati United Southeast Revolution. She has been awarded a Dean’s Honor Scholarship from Union College as well as a Lady Bulldogs Soccer Scholarship. During her time as an Eagle, Darling was Key Club President her junior year and is currently a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club. The senior has a cumulative GPA of 3.97 and has earned academic honors for four years. She is the daughter of Jerry and Judy Darling.

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Club may not be quite ready to make another deep postseason run , Clifton believes her team can return to its winning ways

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three-point contest.” In the three-point contest alone, Jenike made an incredible 53 out of 60 in two rounds. With the returning players and some new additions, Matthews figures to make the trek from Batavia to Uniontown again next season. Matthews is looking at play-

Milford soccer player Amanda Darling, middle, sits with her father Jerry Darling, left, and mother Judy Darling as she signs her National Letter of Intent to play soccer at Union College in Kentucky. THANKS TO MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL


of a few years back. “(The) team is very young but we have (the) potential to have a winning season,” she said. “I feel very confident in the 14 players that have been placed on varsity to be competitive in every game that we play.”

Cincinnati Sand volleyball

Evening leagues are being offered Sunday through Friday at Cincinnati Sand Volleyball Club. Registration is now open. The family-friendly park opens April 13. There is no park admission fee. Leagues include sixes, quads, youth 3-8, high school, college and doubles. League fees are: $295 with ref fees includes for six-person team; $220 with ref fees includes for four-person team and $100 for a two-person team. All captains will be notified of first game time by phone or e-mail and are responsible for notifying their players. Call 831-4252, or e-mail

ers from Oak Hills and Dixie Heights among others and has added a pair right down the road on Ohio 32. Glen Este’s Katie Gaskill and Jessie Brenes are joining the Cougar fold. Both were double figure scorers for coach Jeff Click’s Lady Trojans. “She’s got that attitude coming in; the winning attitude,” Matthews said of Gaskill. “I expect a lot out of her. Her teammate Jessie Brenes is a threepoint shooter.”







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VSC there to help all vets Weapons platoon ... it really was a long way from Bethel, Ohio. I have spent most of my life trying to forget about Vietnam and the things I’ve done and what I’ve seen. War of any kind is never a good thing no matter where you’ve served or what country it’s in. That is why I love working here at Clermont County Veterans Services; just maybe I can be of service to and help someone. Here we have four service officers, two support staff, three mini-vans for transportation to the VA Hospital in Cincinnati or the VA Outreach Center in Mt. Carmel by one of our five drivers. Our only business is to help the veterans of Clermont County. If we can help you or answer any questions about VA claims or VA health care, please feel free to call 732-7363 or 732-7377. To all of Clermont County’s almost 15,000 veterans, we thank your sacrifice and you’re service.

Howard Daugherty is the executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission in Batavia.

Weapons surge fueled by doomsday fantasies Gun ownership facts: 42 percent of U.S. households have firearms; comprising 34 percent of U.S. adults. Of those who own guns, 19 percent own a handgun; 47 percent of males own guns, 13 percent of females. Older, white males are the preponderant majority of gun owners. Nearly half of Republicans own guns, 27 percent of Independents and 23 percent of Democrats. Pew Research found that “48 percent of gun owners purchased firearms for protection – an increase of 22 Leonard percent from Harding 1999. Sixty-five COMMUNITY PRESS percent of GUEST COLUMNIST women listed protection as their top priority, compared to 43 percent in 1999; 42 percent of men said protection was their main concern, up 21 percent from 1999.” Intriguingly, the percentage of American households with a gun has declined (high of 54 percent in 1977 to 42 percent noted above), while according to the Christian Science Monitor, per capita gun ownership has doubled since 1968. We have the highest gun ownership per capita rate in the world. In fact, Americans own one-half of all the privately-owned guns in the world (Harper’s magazine). The increase in gun ownership is a direct result of Barak Obama’s election. According to gun-industry stock analyst Jim Barrett, Obama’s election is “the best thing that ever happened to the firearms industry.” According to an October analysis by the AP, Ruger and Smith & Wesson have seen their profits rise by 86 percent and 41

percent, respectively, since Obama took office. This weapons surge is fueled by the self-induced doomsday fantasies of older white males who fear being overwhelmed by dusky hoards. They don’t fear government, they just don’t want a government that will allow women to exercise control over their bodies or permit unions to participate in business decisions. (An interesting aside: While Tea Party guys are virulently pro-life, they are conspicuously silent about the 680 children under 13 that were gunned down between 2006 and 2011. Can you say “hypocrite”?) Men feel threatened by the direction they sense our political future is taking, so they buy guns. It seems that the Old West is their ideal society. But since there are so many minorities to fear – in addition to the Injuns in the Old West – men need assault rifles to keep the feared groups at bay. When men are unhappy, everyone is unhappy – or at least afraid. Ironically, the gunbearers are the very ones who claim to be victims of the lessthan-masculine do-gooders who threaten them. When has any unarmed person threatened an armed man doing anything? Men are violent and insistent on their right to do violence. Any curb on their right to violence is an attack on God and Country. Unbelievable! While it’s easy to say America shouldn’t care about cranky men, they are simply too mean and too dangerous to ignore. If we give in we abandon liberty. If we don’t, white men just may decide to shoot their way out of whatever it is that ails them. This is not cool.

Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford.




Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Greetings. Do you remember that slogan from the 60s? Yes, it was from your draft card days, the Selection Service informing you that your number had been drawn. Such kind persons they were. But if you were like me, I decided I Howard would get Daugherty ahead of the COMMUNITY PRESS game and go GUEST COLUMNIST for the enlistment, which meant I had to serve another year, lucky me. From basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, in 1966 ... to Ft. Rucker, Alabama, ... Ft. Eustis, Virginia. ... back to Ft. Knox in 1967 with C troop of 7th Squadron of the 17th Air Calvary ... on to San Francisco ... to a 28-day boat cruise on an aircraft carrier ... helicopter to South Vietnam ... landing at Qui Nhon ... then to An-Khe ... to Pleiku ... to Tam ky ... and Chu-lai ... to service with the American Division (23rd Infantry) F Troop 8th Calvary


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CH@TROOM March 13 question Do you agree with the Transportation Security Administration’s new rules that will allow airplane passengers to bring pocketknives, golf clubs and other sports items aboard, loosening some of the restrictions created after the Sept. 11 terror attacks? Why or why not?

“I join with all of the major U,S, airlines, the Federal Air Marshals Service, the Airline Pilots Association, the Flight Attendants Union and the TSA Screeners Union in objecting to the change in policy allowing knives on planes. It is sheer folly. Even at the limit of 2.36 inches a knife of this size is enough to inflict serious injury to flight crew and passengers alike. The new policy is designed to change the focus of screeners less on objects that TSA director Pistole feels would not bring down a plane and more on 'catastrophic perils.’ He is dead wrong on this one. Focusing on 'catastrophic perils' appears to me to be way above their pay grade. But a twoinch blade is certainly enough to cause a catastrophic situation.”


“When the rules first went into effect some of the airports would provide mailers so that forgetful folks (like me) could send their favorite pocket knife back to themselves – at their own cost, of course. This process was discontinued and in spite of my best efforts I lost a couple of items that meant a lot to me. “The whole Homeland Security process could be simplified and altered so as not to keep millions of people waiting extensively. If they simply had a reminder at the check-in counter before you send your bags to be loaded it would solve a lot of the problem. “Other countries manage to control terrorism without

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subjecting their citizens to the abuses of the U.S. process. All our process does is feed into the cultural paranoia which allows the NRA to go on selling guns to people who wind up shooting their family or themselves, diverts billions of dollars from more productive use and generally degrades our quality of life. “I suppose a trivial loosening is a step in the right direction, however small it may be.”


“The 9-11 suicide terrorists successfully used box cutters because no one suspected the horror of their goals. Once it was known the passengers on one plane overpowered those wielding the box cutters, but it was too late. “It is ridiculous to think that passengers and flight crews can now be coerced by someone with a small pocket knife or golf club.”


“I have to wonder what was driving this decision. I don't recall a big public outcry over the inability to bring a 9 iron or pocketknife on a plane. “The flight attendants and airline professionals seem to be against this decision, so I would think their opinion should carry the day. “In the meantime, why doesn't the TSA look at doing something that would actually

make air travel more convenient, such as allowing a fullsize tube of toothpaste or more than a drop of shampoo in our carry on luggage?”


“I think most of the TSA rules, beyond scanning bags and requiring people to pass through a metal detector, fail to offer any meaningful protection. For example, removal of shoes – most foreign countries do not require this. In the hands of a determined terrorist a pen is as dangerous a weapon as a penknife."


“Knives? No. “Golf clubs? How in the world would those fit in the overhead?”


“Do I agree with the TSA's proposed relaxation of rules regarding carry-on items? With regard to pocket knives and things of that nature, absolutely not. Remember that the Islamic terrorists used simple box-cutters and like instruments to accomplish their horrible deeds on 9/11. “As to golf clubs, my gosh, why can't you check those as baggage?”

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“You can stab someone to death with a ballpoint pen. Umbrellas are allowed. Think about how many pieces of sharp metal they contain if disassembled. A broken laptop screen in a gloved hand becomes a jagged knife. The TSA is concentrating on things that can bring down the whole plane. “My understanding is that every other country allows small knives on board so we are coming up to international standards. On a recent flight to Buenos Aires, LAN airlines gave us metal knives with our dinner.”


Eat right for a healthy weight A few months have passed since you made those New Year’s resolutions for a better you in 2013. With the stresses of everyday life, it is easy to lose focus of your goals. March is a great month to regain that focus, because March is National Nutrition Month. This year the theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” Remember life is a marathon Jennifer not a sprint. Vesper COMMUNITY PRESS So focus on the big picGUEST COLUMNIST ture of achieving overall good health, instead of focusing on shortterm weight loss. To help you regain focus here are some tips: » Be realistic. You are more likely to succeed if you start with one or two specific, small changes at a time. » Personalize. Go to for a plan customized for you and your family. This will also help you learn correct portion sizes.

» Plan. Whether you’re eating out, at home or packing your lunch remember that its best to have an overall plan of your daily diet. Plan for nutritious snacks to prevent between-meal hunger and keep portable, healthy snacks in your desk, backpack or car. » Balance. Half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, about one fourth with lean meat, poultry or fish, and one fourth with grains. To balance out your meal, add fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt or cheese. » Focus. Pick one place to sit down and eat at home. Distracted eating can lead to eating more than you think. Also, try switching out your plates. Eat off a salad plate instead of your dinner plate. » Stop. Quit before you feel full. On the average, it takes 20 minutes for the body to get the message from the brain that it is being fed. This com-

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munication triggers that “full” feeling you get. So, fast eaters try to slow down and give your brain a chance to get the word. » Eat. Include plenty of fiber from fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains. Fiber can help you feel full longer and lower your risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. » Play. Exercise is not only important for your body but your health; it helps control body weight, promotes selfesteem and reduces chronic diseases. Pick activities you enjoy and do each for at least 10 minutes at a time. Aim for a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes or more each week of moderate activity such as fast walking. Consult with a doctor if you are currently inactive. For more information on National Nutrition Month or to locate a registered dietitian in your area go to

Jennifer Vesper is a registered dietician for Clermont County WIC and is an active participant in Clermont CAN. For more information go to and click on the CAN logo in the upper left hand corner.

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.

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The late Nancy Burke of Owensville was honored with the Health Care Award. Accepting the award were her children, from left, Amy Hedges, Casey Burke and Ben Burke. After being diagnosed with cancer, her work ethic was put to the test. She went to work many days at the Clermont County General Health District so the staff would not be shorthanded and to help her clients even though she didn't feel well. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Greater Milford Events & Arts Council was honored by Milford. A volunteer organization, members work to enrich the cultural lives of residents by supporting the arts. A founder, Connie Hunter, accepted the award. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jason Jewtt was honored by Wayne Township. He wrote a grant that generated money for a mobile burn facility to conduct live firefighter training that is being used by departments in Clermont, Warren and Brown counties. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The late Ralph Vilardo Sr. was honored with the Humanitarian award. Accepting the award was his sons Ralph Jr. and John. Vilardo was a successful business owner in Milford who worked tirelessly in the community, especially for the Frontier Days festival and the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Senior Services was honored with the Over 'n Over Award. Accepting the award are, from left, board chair-elect Mick McLaughlin, CFO Greg Carson, board chair Tom Cole and executive director Cindy Gramke. The agency serves more than 5,000 seniors a year from across the county. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS The Cornwell Family was honored by Jackson Township. From left are Tom and Lori Cornwell and Nick and Angie Cornwell. The family has a long history of giving back to the community. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Mike Tartar was honored by Goshen Township. He is a Vietnam veteran. As a member of the VFW Memorial Team, he attends funeral services for veterans. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Diana George and Kathy Lukemire were honored by Miami Township. They founded the Son Reflection Refuge Women's Shelter that provides a safe, temporary home and support for women in need. Presenting the award is David Gooch, president of Park National Bank. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 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, 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.

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 Easter Treats Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring wine specialist Christopher Sayers of Natural States Wines, appetizers by Two Chicks Who Cater and music by Charlie Milliken on jazz guitar. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; 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.

Home & Garden Do It Herself Workshop: Energy Efficiency, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Training Room. Learn energy-saving advantages of using light dimmers and sensors, how to transform room ambiance using light dimmers and how to install dimmer or sensor switch. Free. Registration required. 688-1654, ext. 077. Beechmont.

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.

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.

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.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job

pus, 732-5200. Batavia.

transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 27. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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.

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 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.

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. Small Wonders, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Hands-on activities, crafts and outdoor adventures to spark an early interest in nature. Ages 18 months-2 years. Registration required online by

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Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive in Milford, will host an free Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Other activities include cookie decorating, rub-on tattooing, crafts and a visit from Easter bunny. For more information, call 831-9100. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

March 21. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 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. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Auditions Oklahoma!, 1 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Prepare 16 bars of musical theater song, not from “Oklahoma!” Accompanist provided. Bring sheet music and dress appropriately for dance portion. Free. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 207-0507; 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, breathing 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.

Health / Wellness Heart Rate Training for Trail Hikers, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Mercy HealthPlex trainers teach how to use heart rate monitor with outdoor exercise program that guarantees results. You will need heart rate monitor for class. Ages 18 and up. Members of CNC and Mercy HealthPlex $10; nonmembers $15. Registration required by March 18. 831-1711; Union Township. Mobile Heart Screenings, 2 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-8190127; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Egg hunts, crafts, snacks and free photo. For grade 3 and younger. Free. 474-4938; Anderson Township.

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. Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, For children 3 years old through grade 6. Hunt for eggs, visit with Easter Bunny and chance to win special prizes. Parents bring cameras to photograph children at Easter backdrops. Children should bring basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations of canned food accepted for the Inter Parish Ministries Food Bank in Newtown. Rain or shine. Free. 2314301; Anderson Township.

Literary - Libraries Hillary Floyd of London Vintage Fashions, 1-3 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Fashion designer and artist shows off her work from 1960 to present day in fashion show. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

Literary - Signings J.T. Townsend, 2-3:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Meet author of “Queen City Gothic” as he presents sinister side of Cincinnati’s history for adults based on his book. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Student Performances Talent for Hope Talent Show, 5:30-7 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, More than 20 acts from vocals and instrumentals to dancing performances. $5. Presented by American Cancer Society Relay for Life Anderson Township. 368-0641; Anderson Township.

Nature Salamander Soiree, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Visitors can see some salamanders who only come above ground for a few weeks in the early spring. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Build a Bee House, 1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about the life cycles of native mason bees and leafcutter bees as you build your own bee house. Members $15; nonmembers pay $15 plus daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Thoroughly Modern Millie, 7:30-10 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. 443-

4572; 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.

Runs / Walks Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 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.

Holiday - Easter Christ Presbyterian Church Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Other activities include cookie decorating, rub on tattooing, crafts and a visit from Easter bunny. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Christ Presbyterian. 831-9100. Milford.

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.

Religious - Community Monday Meals, 6-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Community meal. Free, donations accepted. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 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.

Auctions That’s Amore, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Batavia Middle School, 800 Bauer Ave., Gymnasium. Live art auction, silent auction, entertainment and Italian dinner. Michael Angelo Testa: auctioneer. Benefits Batavia Middle School PTO. $10 for dinner. 732-9534; Batavia.

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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 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

Salamander Soiree, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township. From Nest to House: DIY Bird Nest- and House-Building, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Pine Room. Create nest bag, then construct birdhouse for your backyard birds. All materials provided. Members $15; nonmembers $15 plus daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

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

MONDAY, MARCH 25 Art Exhibits Natur-alley: Observation, Representation and Interpretation of Nature in Art, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont Cam-

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.


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Rita shares Passover brisket, glazed berry tart

Delicious Passover brisket

Adapted from Zel Schulman’s book “Let My People Eat!” I love this brisket. I like to make mine in a slow cooker.

3 pounds brisket 1 12 oz. bottle chili sauce 1 ⁄2cup dark brown sugar, packed or bit more to taste 1 10 oz. can beef broth 1 really large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves

in whipped cream. Chill at least 2-4 hours. Spoon into tart shell, smoothing top. Fruit topping:

Put everything in sprayed slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or until tender. Or bake, covered, in preheated 325 degree oven for about 50 minutes per pound. Remove bay leaves.

Arrange on top of tart, and then glaze. Glaze: Mix together and heat until warm.

Glazed Three-Berry Tart

I consider recipes people share with me “food gifts.” And I usually can’t wait to make it for myself and then share with you. That’s how I feel about this tart. I first tasted this at daughter-in-law Jess’ home. She got the recipe from her friend, Amy Obermeyer. This is a stunning recipe for a holiday dinner or any time you want to have a special dessert that looks a lot harder to make than it is. It does require a tart pan. I’ve adapted the

About 3 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. are good)

1 ⁄3cup apricot preserves 1 tablespoon honey

Glazed Three-Berry Tart is a stunning recipe for a holiday dinner or any time you want to have a special dessert that looks a lot harder to make than it is. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

recipe only slightly. Preheat oven to 350. Tart shell:

and kept covered in the refrigerator. Filling:

Approximately 9 soft coconut macaroon cookies, crumbled fine (2 cups) 1 cup ground pecans 2 tablespoons butter, softened

⁄2cup whipping cream 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄3cup sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2teaspoon almond extract (optional, but very good)

Combine macaroons, pecans and butter and press firmly into a 10- to 11-inch tart pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool. This can be made a day ahead

Whip cream until soft peaks form. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add orange juice, vanilla and almond extract. Fold


dressed, making some food choices and clearing their dishes. “Our activities help develop fine motor skills. We have music and art and active sports and get out into nature,” said Kay. One-on-one aides are available for participants who need 24-hour care or supervision. Karen Hahn Kuhlman of Mt. Airy has been sending her son, Brian, to Stepping Stones respites for more than 15 years. “He started out in the kids respites and moved into the adult respites. He’s 27 now,” she said. Brian is non-verbal and needs assistance with some daily living activities. “The first time I sent Brian to an overnight I was all nervous, thinking something could happen to him. But when you pick him up and he’s OK and he had fun, you get more confident,” said Kuhlman. “I think some parents are scared to do it. I’ve been in their shoes, but Brian’s been doing the respites for so long it’s part

of our routine. I love Stepping Stones. I don’t know of any other place in this whole area that has the same kind of program as Stepping Stones has. It takes me a good 45 minutes to an hour to take him out to Camp Allyn, but it’s worth it.” “We love when we get a weekend when we can go out and do some things that we can’t do as easily with Brian,” she said. Most respites are over a weekend, but one of the family’s favorite respite programs is a longer one called Winter Camp. It’s usually held Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 and includes several days of winter-themed activities culminating in a New Year’s Eve dinner and party. “I get to go out on New Year’s Eve and I know Brian’s having a good time and having a New Year’s Eve party, too,” Kuhlman said. For information, call Kay at 965-5101 or email Amanda.kay@

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White chicken chili from Nick & Tom’s Bridgetown Restaurant. Reader Mary Ellen T. visited this restaurant for the first time. “What a treat. The white chicken chili is to die for. Lean meat and no beans.” When Mary Ellen asked if the restaurant would share the recipe, the answer was no, but the chili is available for takeout. So now Mary Ellen hopes someone has a similar recipe.

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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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Stepping Stones hosts open house Stepping Stones offers year-round weekend respites that include indoor and outdoor activities, evening dances and parties and trained staff assuring safety and individualized care. The Stepping Stones food service professionals are trained in food textures and can deal with an array of dietary needs including allergies, diabetic diets, restrictions on gluten, red dye, salt and other needs. “A lot of kids start staying overnight at friend’s house when they are 8 or 9, but we see a lot of people who are in their 20s who have never spent a night away from home or away from their parents,” said Kay. “Staying overnight away from home helps develop confidence and a different kind of independence than they could experience at home.” The respite programs, serving ages 12 through adult, are recreational programs, but participants also learn independence skills like making their own bed, getting

Brush or pour on top of berries.

your quiche recipe two times since the Feb. 27 publishing. We both love the simplicity of the recipe and it is so delicious. Thank you for sharing.”


One of my most memorable catering jobs was preparing a Seder supper for a Jewish family. The research I had to do was daunting since I knew almost nothing about this holy ceremony. I knew the Seder, or Passover meal, relived the story of the Israelites’ deliveRita rance from Heikenfeld bondage in RITA’S KITCHEN Egypt. I knew too the term Passover meant that the angel of death “passed over” those doorposts marked with lamb’s blood, so that the firstborn son would not be slain. My knowledge about what foods to serve was just about nil, so you can imagine the time spent in learning! One of the recipes I used was this one for brisket.



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Check terms and conditions of those ‘free samples’ nothing about signing up for a membership, even like trying something for three months and if you don’t like it you can cancel. Nothing Howard like that,” she Ain said. HEY HOWARD! However, soon after the money was taken from her bank account, Meador got charged more than $79 for the product by an overseas firm, complete with an international transaction charge. She immediately disputed the charges with her bank, got a provisional credit

You see them all the time, ads for products that promise to send you a so-called “free sample,” but a local woman says she’ll be very careful before responding to such ads in the future. Diane Meador, of Loveland, got an e-mail for a weight loss product. It was supposed to cost her just a few dollars, but it ended up costing her a lot more. “I saw a little corner ad for a free sample for $1.89, and there were no strings attached,” Meador said. Meador signed up to get the free sample, thinking it seemed like a good deal. “I put it on my bank debt credit card. It came in like 10 days. It said

and thought everything was fine. Then, two weeks later, her bank account was hit with another charge, this time for more than $82. “We disputed that too and found it was attached to this same company, so that’s when we canceled my debit card,” Meador said. Soon the bank received letters claiming Meador had authorized the charges when she signed up for the “free sample.” As a result, the bank sent Meador a letter saying it is not permitted to be involved further in her attempts to get her money back. “They basically said that’s proof enough for them, and they took the

money back out of my account,” Meador said. Meador got a new debit card and says she didn’t realize a debit card doesn’t give you the same protections you get if you use a credit card. “I didn’t realize that. I guess the bank debit MasterCard isn’t considered the same, but I did not know that,” Meador said. The company in question tells me there were terms and conditions of the free trial offer Meador either didn’t see or didn’t get. As a result, she says she didn’t know she had just 10 days to cancel if she didn’t like the product. The company says its records show a second shipment

of the product was sent to her, but Meador said she never received it – all she got was money taken from her bank account. The company says it’s investigating and I’ve told Meador to file complaints with the Ohio Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau. Bottom line, beware of free trial offers because they often come with terms and conditions you may not want to accept. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRCTV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Batavia Rotary speeches are ‘From the Heart’ The annual Batavia Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest was held at UC Clermont College Feb. 26. Students from three high schools participated in this event designed to help young adults develop and hone public speaking skills while researching a subject of personal interest to them. The speeches center around the Rotary Four-Way Test, which is a world-wide moral code used by Rotarians that can be tested in personal and business relationships. The “test” asks four questions: 1) Is it (the topic) the truth? 2) Is it fair to all



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received a $300 prize. She will advance to the district speech contest April 7 at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Gentry of CNE placed second and received a $200 prize. She will serve as district alternate. The three runners-up were Hedges, Vilardo and Ward, who received a $100 prize from the Batavia Rotary. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Holly Kopcha of Batavia schools, Tina Runsey from CNE and Carol Glenzer from MVCA,” said Haglage. For more information, visit

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concerned? 3) Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4) Will it be beneficial to all concerned? These questions are used by Rotarians to define what charities and businesses they support. Students participating in the speech contest used these questions to better define their speeches and their feelings toward the topics they chose. “Texting While Driving” was presented by Christina Gentry, a senior at Clermont Northeastern High School, who applied her personal family experience with the consequences that can

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Recent snow made the world a beautiful place Howdy folks, Last week my “gal” had her hair cut then we got the truck serviced. We get it serviced every 3,000 miles. When I was working back in the carpenter shop, Ruth Ann said “Chessy” would want to go out then come back in. After I came back in. Chessy laid on my lap and seemed to be very happy. She is such a blessing to both of us. The snow last week was so beautiful. The Good Lord knows how to make some beautiful scenes. We probably had over 4 inches of snow. It went into the ground when it melted. Several years ago in a magazine, a farmer in another state would pile the snow up in a big wind row. When he planted his corn that spring, he marked the area where the snow had been put. That fall, the corn was much better where the snow had been than where it wasn’t put. With the weather like it has been, I have been reading a book, “Shanty Boat” by Harlan Hubbard. This is the second time I have read it. The book is about a couple

folks that built a “shanty boat” and floated to New Orleans in 5 years. While I George read, Ruth Rooks Ann is OLE FISHERMAN making ruffled scarves to wear around your neck. The ladies in Community Choir at the Bethel United Methodist Church, singing the cantata on March 24 at 7 p.m., will be wearing these kind of scarves. The cantata begins the Holy Week Services for the churches of Bethel. There will be a service at different churches each evening of that week except Saturday. Ruth Ann has made several of these scarves and has sold some. She has several more made. They are sure beautiful. We need something to do in the evening while we are watching television. Last Saturday, we went down to the Milford First United Methodist Church for a craft show. There were several crafters there. It was a good day.

We always get to meet several folks we know and some we don’t know that read this article we put in the papers. This is good to meet them. After we left the craft show, we stopped to see my brother Herb and our sister-inlaw, Inez. It is always good to visit them. Last Friday evening, the Monroe Grange had a bake sale at the 360 Auction on Mount Holly Road. There was a good crowd and the baked items went good. The folks sure enjoy the baked items. The sale barn is a special place for an auction, good chairs to set in and good items to sell. The food booth was busy with good food items. They have a sale there every Friday evening, starting at 7 p.m. To get a good seat, come early. The folks that have the sale are fine folks and greet you with a smile. Now on Saturdays, there have been auctions of guns and ammunition and antique items. We were told the crowd was big. The auctioneers do a good job and get a good price out of each item. If anyone is interested in selling items, give Jeff Pierce, the consignment intake agent, a call at 965-1454. Our friend Tony has been volunteering at the Cincinnati Nature Center boiling maple syrup for a few weeks. The name of the center is the Rowe Woods. This is on Tealtown Road. They have been selling the syrup as fast as they get it boiled down. Give them a call. Their number is 831-1711. The center also has different kind of programs for families. This is a very educational place for families, especially children, to learn how things were done in the

past and also learn about nature and walk the trails in the woods. I talked to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses. They have tomatoes, cabbage and zucchini plants ready to set and seed potatoes and onion sets ready to plant. So stop and see them. Their phone number is 6259441. Their green house on Ohio 131 is open now and the Milford Garden Center will open by the end of this month. Last Monday evening, we had a special event, our grandson, Curtis was inducted into the National Honor Society at Felicity-Franklin High School. This was special. There were 11 in this class. Congratulations to all. Curtis has worked hard on his studies and is attending UC Clermont College in Batavia, studying for Mechanical Engineering and also works at the Flash Baseball Fields. Ruth Ann and I are so proud of all our family, the same as you about your families. The Good Lord has sure been good to all of us. The education today is a must for a good job. The fishing at Sherry’s Lake on Slade Road is doing good. They stocked trout for probably three weeks on Thursday afternoon. Folks are catching some good eating trout. Lake Isabella, one of Hamilton County’s parks, is stocking trout each Friday. The action for catching them is pretty fast so get to fishing. 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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Hixson, a Cincinnatibased architecture, engineering and interior design firm, has selected new officers. Scott Mueller, P.E., S.E., is now vice president and chief structural engineer. With nearly 35 years of experience, Mueller is responsible for the Hixson team that provides structural design and engineering services for clients. Mueller, who holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton, lives in Milford. Beth Robinson, is now vice president and director, continuous improvement. A Hixson associate for nearly 20 years, Robinson is responsible for facilitating the development and improvement of management systems that lead to greater efficiency and effectiveness across the firm. This spans both business process improvement activities, such as Hixson’s annual Hoshin planning and Lean practice development and deployment, as well as people development systems, including Hixson’s Corporate University. A resident of Miami Township, Robinson holds a B.S. in Speech and Theatre Education from Miami University of Ohio, is a certified total quality process manager, and a senior member of the American Society for Quality.

Kokenge named Mission and Value Performance honoree

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ventive maintenance supervisor with Time Warner Cable and a Milford resident, was recently recognized by his colleagues as a Mission and Value Performance honoree, TWC’s highest honor. Kokenge will be honored with a trip to Puerto Rico with fellow MVP winners throughout the country. The MVP program is designed to recognize individual employees for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions in improving the quality of the internal and external customer experience. The MVP Award program recognizes employee commitment to TWC’s seven values of excellence, teamwork, initiative, innovation, integrity, inclusion and community. When asked what he liked most about working for TWC, Kokenge, in his 31st year with the company, said, “troubleshooting the odd problems and fixing things that others have difficult times identifying.”

Martin honored by Tastefully Simple

Area Tastefully Simple consultants enjoyed the sweet taste of success with their independent business last year. As a result, the following local consultants were honored at the easyto-prepare food company's Tastefully Simple On Tour event and received awards: Beth Martin of Milford was recognized at the event in Louisville, Kentucky, and received the Top 10 Sales Achievers and Top 10 Sponsors awards.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Stephen Thompson, 32, 3716 Fomorin, Williamsburg, contractor, and Rachel Forche, 26, 970 Craig Lane, Milford, optician. Brandon Illies, 26, 1069 Ohio 133, Felicity, research scientist, and Megan Jones, 24, 214 Wagner Road, Felicity, customer care representative. Christopher Lewis, 26, 404 Heritage Green, Monroe, EMT, and Veronica Walker, 22, 2460 Bantam Road, Bethel, pet stylist. Anthony Shearer, 26, 142 Winding Trails, Williamsburg, production leader, and Jennifer Gragg, 25, 142 Winding Trails, Williamsburg, pharmacy technician. John Snider, 49, 3666 Ohio

125, Bethel, security officer, and Dana Abner, 47, 3666 Ohio 125, Bethel, teacher. Jacob Flores, 35, 8771 Ohio 505, Feesburg, USAF, and Jennifer Ireton, 31, 537 Davis Road, Cincinnati, administrative assistant. Jason Mays, 27, 942 Ohio 133, Felicity, and Sheryl Dean, 37, 942 Ohio 133, Felicity. William Sayre, 29, 3240 Pitzer Road, Bethel, pipefitter, and Stephanie Heitman, 29, 3240 Pitzer Road, Bethel, homemaker. David Haas, 43, 7763 Cedarville Court, Cincinnati, ink tech, and Ginny Garrison, 39, 3602 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, banker.


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Arrests/citations Ona Mullis, 65, 468 Essen Drive, drug possession, Feb. 26. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Feb. 27. Michael G. Lilly II, 23, 1278 Ohio 50, drug instrument, Feb. 27. Brandi L. Cole, 40, 708 Heatherwood Court, domestic violence, Feb. 27. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 2. Matthew Binegar, 18, 5303 Glancy Corner Marathon, open container, underage consumption, March 2. Nichole Bishop-Cooley, 30, driving under influence, child endangering, consumption in vehicle, March 1. Zachery C. Chalupa, 23, 733 Oskamp, disorderly conduct, March 3. Mitchell L. Christian, 31, disorderly conduct, March 3. Jeremy Whicker, 26, 180 Barry Drive, disorderly conduct, March 3. Walter D. Demmitt, 40, 6609 Paxton Guinea, marijuana possession, disorderly conduct, March 2. Lucinda Moon, 45, 5693 Bigam Road, theft, drug possession, March 3. Juvenile, 16, theft, March 4. Juvenile, 16, complicity, March 4. Lowell R. Burton Jr., 37, 5722 Linda Way, domestic violence, March 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 6102 2nd St., Feb. 26. Juvenile was assaulted at 858 Veralois Drive, Feb. 27. Female juvenile reported this offense at 6022 Grist Mill, March 4. Breaking and entering Money taken from safe at United Dairy Farmers; $8,000 at Wards Corner, Feb. 25. Burglary Jewelry taken; $1,100 at 1416 Wade Road, Feb. 26. Rings taken; $400 at 5509 Timber Court, Feb. 28. Criminal damage Object broke window in vehicle

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 at 1100 block of Ronlee Drive, Feb. 25. Criminal trespass Entry made into basement of vacant house at 5908 McPicken, Feb. 27. Disorderly conduct Male student became disruptive at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Feb. 27. Domestic violence At Heatherwood, Feb. 27. At Linda Way Drive, March 5. Menacing Male was threatened at Walgreen's at Ohio 28, March 1. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 5802 Trenton Court No. 2, March 3. Rape Female juvenile reported this offense at 5900 block of Cook Road, Feb. 26. Sexual battery Female reported this offense at 1300 block of Berkshire Drive, Feb. 28. Theft Propane heater, etc. taken; $725 at Ohio 28, Feb. 27. I-pod and cellphone taken; $547 at 6089 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 27. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmer; $51 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Feb. 28. X-box games taken from Meijer; $320 at Ohio 28, March 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Ohio 50, March 2. Merchandise taken from Family Dollar; $43 at Ohio 131, March 3. Money taken; $442 at 6609

Paxton Guinea, March 3. Cellphone taken from counter at Circle K; $500 at Ohio 28, March 4. Knife taken from Meijer; $50 at Ohio 28, March 4.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Damian Cummings, 20, 23 Lori Lane No. 4, contempt of court, March 4. Janelle L. Lowe, 29, 1820 Oakbrook, theft, March 6. Jeremy R. Baker, no age given, 993 Castro Lane, warrant, March 6. Michael L. Penny, 25, 220 Polk St., warrant, contempt of court, March 6. Anthony M. Henry, 34, 7109 Grantham Way, contempt of court, March 6. Christine E. Laduca, 20, 1277 Blue Ridge Way, drug paraphernalia, March 7. Jessica Johnson, no age given, 978 Havensport Drive, contempt of court, March 7. Timothy M. Bray, no age given, 531 Dot St., recited, March 7. Michael E. Stein, no age given, 8238 Lakeridge Drive, drug abuse, March 7. David D. Jividen, no age given, 91 Sarasota Drive, drug abuse, March 7. Steven D. Larson II, no age given, 406 Lila Ave., driving under influence, March 10.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Main Street, March 6. Drug paraphernalia

Female had drug paraphernalia at Bocca Billiards at 749 Ohio 28, March 7. Theft Merchandise taken from Kroger at 824 Main St., March 6. Merchandise taken at Big Lots at Main Street, March 7.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, assault. Jamie Sweet, 41, 193878 Woodward Road, disorderly conduct. William Stillwell, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 216, assault. Dominique Gonzales, 19, 887 Woodstone Court, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Billy Parker, 29, 414 Windsor, theft, weapons under disability. Alicia Davis, 24, 1404 Country Lake, theft. Erin Tarvin, 30, 133 Garden Drive, endangering children, domestic violence.

Incidents/investigations Burglary At 6968 Goshen Road, March 1. At 159 Club Drive, March 1. Criminal damage At 181 Barry Drive, Feb. 28. Disorder At 1864 Main St., Feb. 19. At 6459 Ohio 132, Feb. 20. At 117 Lakeview, Feb. 22. At 307 Buddy, Feb. 22. At Melon Meadows, Feb. 23. At 6692 Goshen Road, Feb. 23. At 1530 Ohio 28, Feb. 19. Dispute At 1608 Country Lake, Feb. 19. At 1108 Country Lake, Feb. 19. At 6970 Goshen Road, Feb. 21. At 6826 Oakland, Feb. 22. Domestic violence At Garden Drive, Feb. 23. Endangering children At 502 Parkwood, Feb. 19. Theft At 2429 Woodville, Feb. 20. At 6725 Dick Flynn, Feb. 20. At 6764 Francis Fagin Way, Feb. 20. At 46 Deerfield Drive, Feb. 21. At 1278 Sandwood Drive, Feb. 22. At 1986 Main St., Feb. 23. At 1480 Fay Road, Feb. 27. At 1704 Arundel Court, March 1. Unruly

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2878 Ohio 133, Bethel, breaking and entering, burglary at 3553 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, March 5. Rodney James Chadwell, 48, 1916 Pearl St., New Richmond, breaking and entering, burglary at 3553 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, March 5. Kayla Riley, 19, 2754 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, falsification at 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, March 8. Matt K. Ogeltree, 30, 458 Shannon Court, Batavia, domestic violence at 458 Shannon Court, Batavia, March 4. Stephen Michael Chilenski, 35, 30 Heron Drive, Amelia, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 5. John Lee Littrell, 47, 3235 Kennedy Ford Road, Bethel, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse - detention mental health facility at 208 W. South St., Bethel, March 6. Derrick Hopper, 18, 1361 Satinwood, Amelia, possession of drugs at 1361 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, March 6. Dustin M. Neel, 19, 1787 Ohio 174, Moscow, drug paraphernalia at 3044 Ohio 132, Amelia,

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, disseminate matter harmful to juveniles - sell, deliver, furnish, etc., Williamsburg, March 8. Juvenile, 15, gross sexual imposition, Williamsburg, March 8. Juvenile, 15, gross sexual imposition - victim < 13, statutory, Williamsburg, March 8. Juvenile, 15, rape - victim < 13 nonforcible, Williamsburg, March 8. Hannah Nolan Eastridge, 18, 994 Fagley Road, Williamsburg, burglary at 4308 Dela Palma Road, Williamsburg, March 7. Juvenile, 12, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, March 4. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - sell to/ purchase for, Amelia, March 5. Kyle David Darling, 24, 4471 Eastwood Drive Apt. 18303, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons, offenses involving underage persons sell to/purchase for at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, March 5. Scott Creighton Daugherty, 37,

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 March 7. Wayne L. Evans, 19, 300 University, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at College Drive at Old 74, Batavia, March 7. Dontay Lamar Burns, 25, 121 Keys St., Hillsboro, drug paraphernalia, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, possession of drugs - marijuana, possession of drugs at Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Candy Ann Currens, 49, 918 Four Mile, Cincinnati, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 3140 South Bantam Road, Bethel, March 8. Brandon Michael Brock, 22, 468 Neville Penn Schoolhouse Road, Felicity, theft at 806 Market St., Bethel, March 8.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 3553 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 22. Criminal damaging/endangering At 6566 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, March 6. Domestic violence At W. South St., Bethel, March 6. At Shannon Court, Batavia, March 4. Drug paraphernalia At 3044 Ohio 132, Amelia, March 7. At College Drive at Old 74, Batavia, March 7. At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Falsification At 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, Feb. 28. Fugitive from justice At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 5. Gross sexual Imposition victim < 13, statutory At Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, March 20. Gross sexual imposition At Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, March 20. Having weapons while under disability At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Identity fraud At 2608 Airport Road, Bethel, Feb. 28. At 2160 Carriage Station Drive, Batavia, March 5.

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Illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse - detention mental health facility At 208 W. South St., Bethel, March 6. Improperly discharging firearm or into habitation or school At 1507 Thomaston Drive, E, Amelia, March 5. Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Menacing At 1781 East Concord Road, Amelia, March 4. At 4226 Grissom Drive, Batavia, March 6. Offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Offenses involving underage persons At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Possession of drugs - heroin At 806 Market St., Felicity, March 5. Possession of drugs marijuana At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Possession of drugs At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. At 1361 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, March 6. At College Drive at Old 74, Batavia, March 7. Rape - victim < 13 nonforcible At Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, March 20. Rape At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Runaway At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Theft At 5069 Ohio 276, Batavia, March 4. At 1339 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, March 5. At 1601 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, March 4. At 1960 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, March 4. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 7. At 2112 Harvey Road Unit A, New Richmond, March 7. At 2489 Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, March 5. At 2903 Chilo Cemetary McKendree Chapel, Felicity, March 4. At 2976 Ohio 132, New Richmond, March 4. At 3516 Island Trail Drive, Williamsburg, March 6. At 3553 Concord Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 22. At 3813 Ohio 756, Felicity, March 7.

Teena Marie Baker, 48, Newtonsville, died March 11. Survivedby children Amanda Creager, Stephanie King, Brandon (Leeann) Baker, Ashley Kratzer, Damion Kistler; father Carl (Mary) Baker; siblings Lester, Brian, Daniel, Jerry Baker, Sherie Parsons; six grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Alice Baker. Services were March 15 at Evans Funeral Home.

Nancy Butler Nancy M. Butler, 74, Milford, died March 14. She worked for Goolsby Insurance. Survived by husband Eugene Butler; children Karen (Ken) Birck, Jerry (Susan) Butler; four grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Services were March 18 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Haunnah Meyer Haunnah Ann Meyer, 18, Miami Township, died March 6. She was a student at Milford High School. Survived by parents Alan, Lysa Morr Meyer; sisters Cheyenne, Sierra Meyer; grandmother Yvonne Parchman; aunts Lolo, Missy; uncle Rick; cousin Jeramiah Johnson. Preceded in death by grandparents Richard Morr, William Parchman, grandparents Joet-

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Gwendolyn Nunn Gwendolyn Jones Nunn, 90, died March 6. She worked at Pogue’s and earned bachelor of science from the University of Cincinnati at the age of 63. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Survived by husband William Nunn; children Judith (Gerald) Dettloff, Thomas (Kathy Wagner), James Nunn, Jenny (Peter) Holland, Martha (Norman) Lewis; grandchildren Katherine Berry (RJ) Mann, Elizabeth (Lynn Orlosky), Ross (Sarah) Holland, Kathleen, Kimberly,


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The annual “Fall” yard sale will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at the church. Clothing will not be sold at this yard sale. The Youth will man the kitchen and sell coffee, orange juice, pop and bottled water, Brownies and barbecue from The Holy Smokers. The sale will be in Nisbet Hall, Butterfly Pavilion and barn behind the church. Signs will be placed in strategic locations, but for directions, call the church or Terry Price at 497-0644. For more info on large items, visit the church website, Craigslist or call Terry. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

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Gisela Sanders Gisela Sanders, 86, Milford, died March 10. She worked for General Electric and Avon. Survived by children Donald (Karen) Parker, Linda (Don) Meineke; stepsons Lester (Sue), Phillip (Mary Anegla), Jeffrey, Richard Sanders; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Howard Sanders, parents Karl, Erika Schuetz. Services were March 13 at the Milford Assembly of God. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Milford Assembly of God.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS On April 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Capital Fund Grant Program 501.12. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than April 9, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on April 2, 2013 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available as of March 11, 2013. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by emailing Randy Schultz at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Randy Schultz, KZF Design, Inc. at (513) 621-6211. 1751885 Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer

Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1158 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Telesite, Florida, antennaSprint, 6551 Branch Hill Miamiville, Miami Township, $8,500; cabinet-Sprint, $6,500. Midwestern Plumbing Service, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 5000 Water St., Milford City.

SPECIAL 30x40x8 $4,995 Material package 1 sliding door & 1 entry door Delivery & Tax included

Gosman Inc. 812-265-5290