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Seipelt recognized as ‘School of Promise’ By Roxanna Swift

Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk, left, Milford City Manager Jeff Wright and Milford Exempted Village School District Superintendent Robert Farrell address the audience at the State of Milford, Miami Township and Milford Schools Address recently. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Cuts impact entire Milford community By Roxanna Swift

MIAMI TWP. — State funding cuts were a recurring theme at the recent State of Miami Township, City of Milford and Milford Exempted Village School District Address hosted by the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. Miami Township officials must maintain a fiscally conservative approach, said Administrator Larry Fronk. “We are certainly going through some challenging times, but so are all of our peers,” he said. “I’d like to think that Miami Township is moving through this transition period, in terms of revenue, better than some of our peers.” Despite reduced revenue, year-end fund balance reserves helped carry the township through the past few years, he said. “We have a very good reserve in all of our funds, and it’s that reserve that’s been able to carry us through this transition and helped us continue providing quality services with reduced revenue,” he said. Safety services continue to benefit from a 2006 tax levy that keeps reserves high, he said. The anticipated safety services year-end fund balance is more than $6 million in 2013. The township’s operating budget for 2013, without capi-

tal improvements, is just above $19 million, he said. While the change is not as significant as the three-percent decrease between 2011 and 2012, the budget for 2013 is about $23,000 more than in 2012, he said. At $2,094,400, capital investments are skewed by $1 million issued in bonds last year for two new fire trucks, which will replace ones purchased in the 1990s, he said. A third will be purchased with insurance money issued for a truck involved in a crash on I-275. Like Miami Township, Milford recently has experienced a loss of revenue, said City Manager Jeff Wright. “There is a budget concern that every local government in Ohio is dealing with,” he said. The local government fund decreased by 25 percent in 2012, resulting in a loss of about $75,000, he said. The fund is decreasing another 25 percent in 2013, which will lead to an annual loss of $150,000. The estate tax is going away as well. Revenues are expected to decrease about $275,000 per year without it, he said. To compensate, city officials have reduced personnel costs and increased economic development. Last year, they approved Riverwalk Flats, a multi-family development, Wright said. The development should gen-

erate an additional $50,000 in income taxes. Another initiative is a business incentive rebate program. Business owners can receive a 50-percent grant up to $5,000 from the city for capital improvements to commercial buildings in older business districts, Wright said. Milford schools have been impacted by state funding cuts, too. Having lost more than $4 million in state funding, district administrators sought a levy in November, said Superintendent Dr. Robert Farrell. As a result of the levy’s failure, the district budget was cut by $750,000, on top of $20 million that was cut from the five-year forecast last year, he said. A 4.5-mill levy will be on the ballot in May. “We will cut even if the levy passes because we’re going to hold the levy at 4.5 mills,” Farrell said. If the levy fails in May, transportation will have to be reduced to state minimums, he said. Although state funding cuts have led to school service reductions, Milford schools are performing in the top 10 percent in the state, he said. The district met all 26 state indicators on the state report card for the 2010-2011 and 20112012 school years, and in 2012, the graduation rate increased from 95 to 96 percent, Farrell said.



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MILFORD — Superintendent Robert Farrell March 21 announced Seipelt Elementary School was recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a “School of Promise.” Seipelt was one of 163 schools in the state to receive the award, Farrell said. The award is given to schools that achieve well, despite high numbers of students traditionally considered disadvantaged because of socio-economic or ethnic status, Farrell said. Criteria include meeting adequate yearly progress requirements, maintaining a graduation rate of at least 85 percent for the year prior and serving 40 percent or more economically-disadvantaged students, according to the ODE Schools of Promise website. “Here at Seipelt, 50 percent of the families are on free or reduced lunch, which means that they would fall in with those that you would call socio-economically disadvantaged,” he said.

While many students are in a traditionally disadvantaged subgroup, Seipelt achieved a performance index of 108.6 on the state report card, said Principal Missy Borger. The performance index indicates Seipelt ranked 182 out of more than 3,400 schools in the state, she said. “You have closed the achievement gap in math and reading for those people who have a range of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds,” Farrell said. The performance index is the only truly objective measure of a school’s achievement, he said. “It’s the average of how everyone in the school does on the state tests,” he said. The ranking puts Seipelt in the top five percent of schools in the state, Borger said. “The Ohio Department of Ed plans to spotlight your school as a strong example of what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members come together and believe that all students can succeed,” Farrell said.

School board members recognized Seipelt Elementary School staff for the designation by the Ohio Department of Education as a “School of Promise.” From left are Principal Missy Borger, skills/title teacher Heidi Huffer, special education teacher Katie Benza, physical education teacher Carrie Geis, second-grade teacher Tammy Patrice, fifth-grade teacher Jill Zerhusen, fifth-grade teacher Ryan Hanna, third-grade teacher Karen Scott, fourth-grade teacher Karen Lewis, school psychologist Jennifer O'Brien and food service staff member Tedi Blinkhorn. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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To honor senior citizens, Goshen Local School District staff members invite seniors for a Hawaiian Luau from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Spaulding Elementary School, 6755 Linton Road. Be entertained with friends, old and new, student performances and a savory dinner. RSVP to Terri Banks at 722-2222 by April 2.

After Prom

The Milford After Prom Committee is seeking donations for this annual event set for 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 19. The theme is “Let’s Celebration. Items needed include cash, gift certificates or merchandise and items for the silent auction. Donations are tax deductible. Everyone is invited to attend a preview 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the high school. The event is open to all Milford High School junior and senior and their guest. They did not have to attend the prom. To make a donation, send it to Mark Chaffin,

Milford High School After Prom, One Eagles Way, Milford, Ohio 45150.

Parade chair chosen

GOSHEN TWP. — Trustees March 13 appointed Jim Allen as the Memorial Day Parade chair. Allen has organized the parade for more than 30 years.

Macbeth at UC

Macbeth will be presented by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at UC Clermont in honor of April - National Poetry Month - and Shakespeare’s purported birthday month. The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Krueger Auditorium. Macbeth is sponsored by the English, Languages and Fine Arts Department at UC Clermont. Admission is free. Everyone is invited, students, faculty, staff and the community. The actors are young professionals from the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. They perform both at their theater on Race Street in Cincinnati and take selected productions on the road each year. This year marks the fourth consecutive year the company

has performed on UC Clermont. The performance is guaranteed to be high energy, and will last about two hours. A feature of all of the traveling productions is a questionand-answer session after the performance when actors answer questions from the audience. The Q&A session, always lively, gives the audience an opportunity to understand the play from the actors’ perspective. For a map and directions, visit A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center Inc. will host the fourth annual Ladies Afternoon Tea at noon Saturday, May 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the center. Reservations required by May 5. Cost is $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10. Call 753-4357 or 300-3565.

to 2:30 p.m. Discover what is peeking out of the ground, fluttering around and singing from the trees during this search for signs of the season. The trail is about a mile and a half long, and has some short, steep hills. Wildflowers include dutchman’s breeches, jack in the pulpit, wild blue phlox and larkspur. Early spring butterflies include tiger swallowtails, spring azures or falcate orange tip. Baltimore orioles and scarlet tanagers may have arrived from their winter homes in South America. Meet at the Tailwater parking lot below the dam, in the Corps Operations Area adjacent to East Fork State Park. All programs are free. For more information, call 797-6081 or go to The Tailwater Recreation Area is at 2185 Slade Road, just off Ohio 222.

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Join the East Fork State Park ranger for a Birds, Blooms and Butterflies Hike on the challenging Tailwater Trail Saturday, April 13, from 1 p.m.

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 U.S. 50, just west of Owensville. The meeting will be in the Early Childhood Conference Room. Call 732-4921 for more information.

Commission to meet

The Milford Personnel Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Harry Hodges meeting room, 745 Center St. The tentative agenda

includes a discussion of a job description and other business that may come before the members. The public is welcome.

Contract OKed

The Clermont County commissioners voted March 13 to approve a contract with KBA Inc. of Cincinnati for an evaluation of the old Clermont County Courthouse’s existing lower level. Wade Grabowski, county facilities management director, said the adult probation department has run into space issues because of its caseload and is considering moving into the lower level of the Old Courthouse, 270 E. Main St. in Batavia. Cost of the evaluation will not exceed $4,000. “It’s $4,000 I don’t like to spend, but feel it’s necessary because of the felony matters adult probation handles,” said Grabowski. He said expanding into the lower level would enable anyone entering the department to be screened at the existing entrance and save the county the $70,000 to have a deputy stationed at adult probation.


The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. The program will be “Ulysses S. Grant - Will the Real Great Emancipator Please Stand Up?” In celebration of Grant’s April 27 birthday and his Clermont County roots, historian Greg Roberts will present a program on



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Grand Event

The St. Louis School PTO will host the fifth annual Grand Event Live Auction and Dinner Saturday, April 20, at the school, 250 N. Broadway in Owensville. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets call the school at 732-0636. To make a donation, call Amy Ayers at 6251786 or email

JEDD approved

The Union Township trustees voted March 14 to enter into a Joint Economic Development District with the city of Milford. This is the third JEDD agreement between the two governments and the tax money collected will be used by the Union Township Community Improvement Corp. to purchase the property at 516 Old Ohio 74. A portion of the 4,000square-foot building, which used to house the Déjà Vu night club, will be used for a new Clermont County Boys & Girls Club. Milford city council members already have agreed to the JEDD.

Milford BZA

The Milford Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in council chambers, 745 Center St. Members will discuss the PDQ sign follow up and any other business that may come before the board.

Parks & Rec

The Milford Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, at 745 Center St. in the Harry Hodges Room 205.

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Dinner honors fallen service members By Roxanna Swift


Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and Cincinnati Bell Board Vice-Chair Jack Cassidy April 13 again will host the eighth annual Let Us Never Forget Scholarship Dinner. The event is 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. This dinner was created to honor fallen heroes, including U.S. Army SSgt. Matt Maupin of Union Township who was reported missing in Iraq April 4, 2004. His body was found and returned home four years later. Yellow Abernathy Ribbon Support Foundation members organize the dinner each year to honor and remember Charpentier fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, said David Charpentier of Mason, foundation Schlitz vice-chair. This year, 82 fallen members of the military will be recognized. Pictures of those fallen will be displayed and their names will be announced in a roll call, Charpentier said. Scholarships will be given in honor of many of those fallen, he said. “These scholarships ensure, every year, that (each) soldier, sailor, airman or Marine is remembered,” he said. The scholarships provided through the foundation offer relief for family

Stephanie and Frank Castelluccio of Union Township attend the 2012 Let Us Never Forget dinner. FILE PHOTO

members of fallen service members, said Shannon Abernathy of Milford. Her son, Spc. Jacob Dohrenwend, died three years ago while serving in the Army. “The first thing people ask is if you’re going to do a scholarship,” she said. Knowing scholarships are available through the foundation relieves the pressure to do something in that person’s honor, she said. Many parents and other family members of fallen service members choose the recipients and present the scholarships, she said. In the past two years, Abernathy selected and presented scholarships to two students in her son’s name. The Let Us Never Forget dinner also will feature Army Sgt. 1st Class (retired) Michael Schlitz as the guest speaker. “We’re really honored

to have him come and share his story,” Charpentier said. Schlitz retired from the Army in 2007, when he was severely injured in an IED explosion. Two other soldiers, who were in a Humvee with Schlitz, died from the explosion, Charpentier said. The dinner will include a raffle as well as live and silent auctions. Some items included in the auctions are an all-expense trip for four to Cancun and a motor sports package from 10 Tenths Motorsport, Charpentier said. Silent auction items will continue to be accepted until the end of March, he said. Tickets for the Let Us Never Forget dinner are $50 each. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. To purchase tickets in advance, go to, or call (513) 275-9773.

Spring turns green April 20 By Farra Franklin

It’s easy to go green this spring with the help of the Valley View Foundation and the East Fork Watershed Collaborative at the 2013 Spring Litter Cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Community members will unite to remove litter from parks and streams at 14 locations across Clermont County and in the East Fork watershed. At the event, volunteers can adopt an area, a green space or a section of a river where they can help clean up litter and debris. This Spring Litter Cleanup is a combination of what was known as the Clermont County Clean & Green and East Fork River Sweep. Volunteers will be provided with work gloves and trash bags plus a free lunch, a thank you gift and free use of canoes. Large groups or businesses can ask to clean additional sites along a river. Past problems in Clermont County with illegal dumping sparked the

idea for the creation of this community wide cleanup event. “I believe most of the litter is related to unintentional actions, such as trash blowing from uncovered garbage cans or overflowing garbage cans. However, there are still illegal dumping problems, particularly with tires, which we usually find in pretty good quantities in the river,” said John McManus, district administrator for the Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District. Many efforts to educate Clermont County about littering and illegal dumping are underway in addition to more community-sponsored events. “From the county’s perspective, we continually try to educate the residents and business owners about the problems associated with litter, and the proper ways to recycle or dispose of trash through school education programs and events such as the River Sweep,” said McManus. “We are excited,” said Vanessa Hannah from

the Valley View Foundation. “We had almost 800 volunteers last year and hope to get more this year to take care of Clermont County. Contact us if you have an additional site or need to find a site near you to help clean up.” Future endeavors from the Valley View Foundation to encourage community members to go green include promoting a community garden at their locations for residents to tend and upkeep. “Valley View works to do more each year to be leaders in land stewardship and encourage people to become environmental enthusiasts in many ways. In addition to clean-up events, residents can participate in the community garden at Valley View, composting, educational outreach, volunteer for beautification projects ... the list is extensive,” said Hannah. For more information, contact the Valley View Foundation at 218-1098,; or the Clermont County SWCD, 735-7075, cleanup.aspx.

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Counselors must be more visible to prevent suicide

Summit leads to enhancement of programs to prevent teen suicide Connie Ruhe

Suicide prevention counselors must be more visible in schools and programs that have been successful elsewhere must be explored. That’s the summary of a report presented by Lee Ann Watson, associate director of the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, based on a gathering of 160 area teens in November. Watson presented her report to the community, school administrators, suicide prevention professionals, parents and others at UC Clermont College Feb. 26. Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among those age 15 to 25, Watson said, and the presence of a support system and coping skills can lead to prevention. Local youth generated ideas to curb suicides among young people in 2010 and again in 2012, Watson said, and there is some good news in those two years. There was one teen suicide in Clermont County in each of 2012 and 2011, the lowest number in recent years. “The suicide rate is down in the county, and we hope it’s because of the intervention,” she said. Among the Mental Health &

SIGNS A PERSON MAY BE CONSIDERING SUICIDE Local teens who participated in a Youth Summit in November said these can be signs that a peer is considering suicide: Distancing or withdrawing; change in appearance or personality; substance use or abuse; subject of constant bullying; misbehaving; decrease in grades; punishing self, purging, cutting; giving away possessions; posting sad statuses or goodbye messages through social media; listening to sad songs. Source: Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition report following 2012 Youth Summit

Recovery Board’s efforts: » Making counselors available in most county high schools. » Efforts to educate school staff and the community to recognize the warnings signs and QPR – Question, Persuade and Refer someone to help. » The crisis hotline phone number 513-528-SAVE (513-5287283) appears on most school identification badges. Local teens suggest more can be done, Watson said. » Parents can listen, learn and watch for warning signs and do not be afraid to ask their son or daughter if he or she needs help. » Teens want increased access to and visibility of counselors in their schools. They want

to see serious consequences for those who engage in bullying and cyberbullying. » In the community, youth want to increase awareness of signs of depression and suicide risks - and for their peers to understand it is OK to feel depressed and help is available. Students volunteered to participate in the summit last fall, and were selected based on essays they provided to school counselors. In an unscientific survey of participants, Watson said there was an increase in the percentage of those who felt hopelessness, had thoughts of suicide and had friends who attempted suicide compared to the 2010 summit. However, there was a decrease in the percentage of those who had a plan to commit suicide or actually attempted suicide. In small groups, teens said suicide is considered an escape from family problems (such as divorce, abuse and financial pressures), feelings of low selfesteem and loneliness, use or abuse of alcohol and other drugs, loss of someone or breakups, issues of sexuality and pressure to succeed. While many said they feel bullying can lead to thoughts of suicide, area teens reported fewer incidents of bullying, cyberbullying and sexting. Youth who participated feel a strong support system, whether within the family, among friends or within a school setting, can help them overcome suicidal thoughts. They believe finding help and staying active can help them avoid suicide. Most participants reported they

BRIEFLY Vietnam veterans

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, will conduct a brief ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the helicopter memorial inside the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. Last year, Gov. John Kasich signed into law a day to honor those who fought, died or are still unaccounted for from the Vietnam War. March 30 represents the first day all U.S. combat troops were out of the country after the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973, so that date has been designated to honor these men and women. This public is encouraged to stop by Veterans Memorial Park to honor all Vietnam veterans.

have good relationships with their parents, peers and teachers. Some described the Blue Dot anti-bullying campaign at Clermont Northeastern High School as an example of a successful suicide prevention program, Watson said. Teachers and staff are trained to refer students to mental health professionals if needed - and signify they are available to talk any time by posting a blue dot on their classroom or office door. “It’s a mindframe of letting the kids know that the teachers are there to do more than just teach,” said Travis Dorsey, a behavior intervention specialist in the Clermont Northeastern school district. District officials also created a messaging system called Safe @ CNE, which works through the Clermont Northeastern’s email, he said. Students, parents, community members or school staff can call or text (513) 549-7867, or email to report bullying. Messages submitted via voice, text or email are sent to administrators, so they can investigate the problem. “We want to do more to let kids know we’re available,” Dorsey said. Watson said the report from the 2012 Youth Summit would help the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board know where to focus efforts. “We’re going to make sure the school-based staff is more visible, if it’s OK with the schools, and improve access,” she said.

Water lines

The Clermont County commissioners voted March 13 to approve a $138,596 payment to Howell Contractors of Ft. Wright, Ky., for the completion of the Stonelick-Williams Corner water transmission main project. The project included the construction of about 24,300 feet of a 24-inch water main along Stonelick-Williams Corner Road from Ohio 132 to U.S. 50 in Stonelick Township. Also, the commissioners approved the release of a $1,000 maintenance bond to provide insulation for a water main extension to the Greycliff Estates subdivision in Miami Township.




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MIAMI TWP. — Students of Boyd E. Smith Elementary School and their families explored the world of science Feb. 26 at the school’s fifth annual Science Night. “It’s one of our most popular events,” said Principal Doug Savage. There were demonstrations and displays from representatives of the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Observatory, Cincinnati Nature Center, Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society, Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati, Mad Science, King’s Island, the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Township Fire Department and Miami Township Police Department. Karen Venetian, director of school programs for the Cincinnati Museum Center, said stu-

Peggy Fille, left, from the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society Feb. 26 shows a snake to Sophie Meredith, a first-grader at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in Miami Township. The exhibit was part of the annual Science Night. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Principal Doug Savage talks about Science Night at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

dents could play animal detectives by using real animal skulls to identify animals. Some students from Boyd Smith also presented displays at the event.

Lauren Guntzelman, a first-grader at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School, uses air pressure to knock over cups Feb. 26 at the Mad Science exhibit at the school’s annual Science Night. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Abigail Skowronek and her brother, Josh, demonstrate how to fill a balloon with carbon dioxide Feb. 26 for Science Night at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School. Abigail is a fifth-grader at the school and Josh a third-grader.

Four-year-old Marlie Petersman, left, and her sister Kenzie, 6, pet two of the dogs at the Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati exhibit during Science Night Feb. 26 at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Students and parents check out the exhibits Feb. 26 for Science Night. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Silver Eagles to Spring Showcase is for host MHS program future UC Clermont students

The Silver Eagles Outreach Committee of the Milford school district is presenting a program for area retirees called “The State of the School,” Wednesday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the high school, 1 Eagles Way. Superintendent Dr. Robert Farrell and Milford High School Principal Mark Lutz will explain how the school is doing academically and financially. Attendees will take a tour of the

new facilities, lunch with students and hear the jazz band. “We hope to connect better with our seniors,” Farrell said. “They often don’t have the chance to come into our buildings to see what we’re doing. We’d like to develop a relationship where seniors and students are supporting and helping each other.” The program is free, optional lunch is $2. RSVP to Terry at 576-1414.

UC Clermont College will host a Spring Showcase for future students Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 4200 Clermont College in Batavia. Are you curious about a certain field of study? Faculty will be on hand making presentations about specific programs: Business, marketing, computer aided design, health information systems, psychology,

liberal arts, paralegal, criminal justice, surgical technology, human social services, bachelors in applied administration and more. Questions regarding financial aid, class scheduling and applications will be available. For those who apply March 28, the $50 application fee will be waived. “This is event is future-student focused. It is a great effi-

cient way to come on campus and get an idea of what is offered. You can also complete your application, schedule your placement test and obtain information on the financial aid process all in one evening,” said Martha Geiger, director of enrollment services. For more information call 732-5319 or 866-446-2822. No reservations are necessary to attend.


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Goshen seeks to end drought By Tom Skeen

MIAMI TWP. — The boys of summer always get started in the spring, and the same holds true for area preps, who are embarking on the 2013 campaign.

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After racking up three straight Southern Buckeye Conference American Division titles, the Rockets begin a new venture in 2013 as they move over to the National Division. Despite those changes, coach Mike Kirk believes the motivation lies with his seniors who have a chance to do something that has never been done at the school before. “I think we will definitely compete for one of the top spots in the National Division of the SBC,” he said. “I would love to see another sectional title and with that experience that is Alex Edwards of Goshen loosens up his arm before pitching practice. what is expected. Our group of Goshen makes use of their time indoors to work on baseball seniors have a chance to go out fundamentals. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS with four league title and that The Rockets start their sea- upon its record from a year has never happened before.” Leading the charge is seniors son with a home doubleheader ago,” Reed said. “… This team is Zane Bierman, Joey Cocker- against Hillsboro March 30. dedicated to the game of baseham and Chad Dorsey. ball and I’m expecting great Bierman – who is committed Goshen things from them in the future.” to Trine University - is coming The Warriors begin April 2 The Warriors and coach off a first-team All-SBC season Mark Reed return 12 players when they travel to Middletown in 2012 and will be the Rockets’ from last season’s 5-12 team. Madison. leader behind the plate. The Warriors will be led by “For him as our catcher his senior center fielder Alex Ed- Milford role is to lead our team on the wards and junior shortstop As Milford prepares for its field defensively,” Kirk said. John Ausec, who was named inaugural season in the Eastern “Basically he is our guy on the second-team All-SBC American Cincinnati Conference, coach field.” Division as a sophomore. Tom Kilgore has one more conCockerham will play ball at Also back are right fielder cern: His lack of pitching depth. Miami University-Hamilton in Stevie Morris, sophomore first While the top of his rotation 2014 and will see time at second baseman Jesse Peters, second is set with senior Zach Cook – base and on the mound this sea- baseman Kyle Decker and who signed to play at Winthrop son. catcher Tanner Stewart. next season – and Cole EckelJunior Jay Teaney will set On the mound it will be junior man, the five other pitchers on the tone for the Rockets in the Mitchell Mills and Peters . the Eagles’ roster combined for leadoff spot and play shortstop, It’s been 33 years since the 30 innings last season with a 7.15 while sophomores Trey Amann Warriors have won a league ERA. and Brandon Mullins are ex- championship and Reed is hopLast season Cook was named pected to contribute after see- ing with the return of so much first-team All-Fort Ancient Valing a lot of playing time as experience, his guys can break ley Conference after posting a freshmen. that long drought in 2013. 1.76 ERA in 47.2 innings and Nick Tipton and Chase John“This team has developed striking out 54 batters. He finson will see time on the mound tremendously over the offsea- ished the season 5-2 and helped behind Cockerham. son and is looking to improve the Eagles to a FAVC East Divi-

sion title. Offensively Kilgore is looking for big things from Jack Garrett and Andrew Minton. Garrett hit .358 in 2012 and drove in 14 runs, while Minton posted a .320 batting average, drove in14 and tied with Garrett for second on the team with 24 hits. Another player to keep your eye on is junior Ty Helton. As a sophomore he hit .292 with 16 RBI in 65 plate appearances. While the Eagles graduated their top bat in Keston Vonderhaar, Kilgore is hoping for good things in 2013 from a team that returns nearly two-thirds of its roster from a season ago. “(We have) a number of returning position players,” Kilgore said, who is in his 17th season with the Eagles. “(Our) team speed should be good. (My) concern (is) the lack of pitching depth. The Eagles open their season March 30 at home against Colerain.


Now in his second year in the dugout, coach John Christmann feels this year’s version of the Rockets will be a deeper, more athletic squad compared to last season’s team. “This team is more fundamentally sound and the players are very anxious to get out onto the field,” Christmann said by email. On the mound, Christmann said the team has 10 pitchers it can use. “As with any team, pitching will carry us,” Christmann said. Senior Richie Day returns to the rubber after earning firstteam all-GCL Central recognition in 2012 after going 4-2 with a 2.02 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 45 innings. At shortstop, Christmann will welcome back another GCL first-teamer in senior Logan Roberts. Roberts hit .375 as a junior and posted a .420 on-base percentage.

Defensively, Roberts will be paired with his double-play partner, second baseman Nick Brune. The Rockets should be sturdy in the backstop with the return of GCL second-teamer Kevin McHale, who hit .311 with a .421 on-base percentage last year. Junior center fielder Matt Curran and sophomore pitcher/ third baseman William Kling could also be key contributors this season. The Rockets begin the season at home against Batavia March 30.


When you end your season in Huntington Park in Columbus, you’ve had a successful year. If you win your last game, gloves fly up in the air, a mound of bodies form on the pitching rubber and you bring home a trophy. Last June 2, Moeller accomplished that with a 9-6 win over Westlake for the Ohio Division I title. They finished the year 26-5 (9-1 Greater Catholic LeagueSouth) and made it 17 consecutive winning seasons. Four starters return from that group in Spencer Iacovone, Cameron Whitehead, Zack Shannon and Riley Mahan. All are already signed or committed. Iacovone, who was also Moeller’s state title football quarterback, hit .403 as a junior with five homers and 26 runs batted in. The first baseman/ designated hitter is heading to Marshall after making GCLSouth first team. Catcher Cameron Whitehead was also GCL-South first team and will attend Furman. Infielder Riley Mahan is a Kentucky commit and junior outfielder Zack Shannon, who hit three homers and was GCLSouth second team, is Ohio State-bound. Other commits include Justin Wampler (Dayton), Max FoSee BASEBALL, Page A7



» With his big week that sparked NAIA No. 6 Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA) to a 2-2 series split at conference member Asbury (Ky.) University last weekend, Point Park University third baseman Jordan Crowell has been named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for March 11-17. Crowell, a Milford High School graduate, and a transfer from the University of Northwestern Ohio, hit .571 (8 for 14) and slugged .786 with a home run and five RBIs in four games last week. He hit safely in all four games last week for Point

Park (9-9, 2-2 KIAC), which opened its KIAC schedule with a series at Asbury. Crowell started all four games at third base and turned in a pair of three-hit games. He was 3 for 3 with an RBI in Game 2 of the series and was 3 for 6 with a homer and three RBIs in Game 4, a 10-6 win in 10 innings. Crowell was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI in Game 2 of the series. Although he delivered a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 4-4 in the seventh, the Pioneers lost in extra innings, 5-4. Crowell has played in 12 games with eight starts and has taken over the third base spot of late. He is leading the Pioneers with a .440 batting average (11 for 25) and a .560 slugging percentage. Crowell has one homer and six RBI on the year.

Sportsman excellence

» The Community Press staff recently won a 2012 Enquirer Media Award of Excellence for the work and coverage pertaining to the 2012 Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award, in its fifth year. This year’s nomination period for the 2013 award runs Wednesday, April 3, though Wednesday, April 17. The 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 and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 on Twitter.

Adult baseball league

» The Cincinnati Adult Baseball League added new teams

for the 2013 season and is looking for players to round out some rosters. There will be an open tryout for players at noon on Sunday, April 7, at Sycamore High School. League games will be Wednesday nights (seven innings) and Sunday mornings (nine innings) starting in late April and lasting through September (about 30 games). The CABL is wood bat-only league and about half of the league’s 200 players are ex-college players. The other half are ex-high school players, with a handful of ex-pros. The league website can be accessed at For information about playing, contact Jason Ehrhardt at, or by phone at 289-5209.

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ley (Evansville), Andrew Cobb (Lake Erie) and Pat McAlpine (Ashland). Seniors T.J. Marklay and Nick Meece and juniors Zach Logue, T.J. Storer, Nick Voss, Gus Ragland and Cole Proia are also receiving interest. “The big question mark will be on the mound,” Moeller coach Tim Held said of the Crusaders. “We only return 14 innings pitched out of 210 from last year. Those seniors on the team last year that didn’t get to throw a lot are going to have to go out and handle those tough situations. I think we have a very good crop

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of junior pitchers who are going to make an immediate impact.” At some schools, talented players can play varsity as freshmen or sophomores. At Moeller, most bide their time until they’re upperclassmen. On the upside, Held inherits a highly successful junior varsity. “They’ll be ready,” Held said. “I just hope putting on the varsity uniform doesn’t make them nervous.” Also expecting to contribute on the mound is Zack Shannon, who saw limited innings last season. Known more for his powerful bat, he also has a little giddy-up on his fastball. “He’s a big arm,” Held said. “He’s going to help

us. He’ll play a little bit more first base and hit in the middle of the lineup.” Left-handed pitcher/ outfielder Zach Logue is one Crusader who could catch some eyes this spring as he’s already been noticed at numerous showcases. Fellow junior T.J. Storer will also log some innings. Moeller starts the season against Strongsville at Schuler Park March 30. “We try to make them believe it as early as possible,” Held said. “They have to be ready to play all of the time. If you look in the paper and you’re playing a team that’s 5-10, you know it’s going to be tough. No one’s going to rollover. They want to be able to say they beat Moeller High School.”

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Schools need support

I’m a parent and school district employee of the Milford school district and I can see from both perspectives how important it is that the school levy passes. I believe my kids and the ones I help teach are getting an excellent education. Even if you do not have a child in the Milford school district it’s still important to support our educational services that are provided to the children of our community. If the levy does not pass, there will be cuts across the board that will not only affect staff, students and parents but the community at large. Imagine the amount of traffic in the mornings and afternoons when parents and teenagers are traveling to and from school because there will be no high school busing and no transportation for K-8 students within two miles of their school. This will help cut expenses, but will pose a challenge for many. I am impressed with the district’s ability to manage expenses without taking away from curriculum. I hope we are able to pass the levy so that we can keep the level of quality education in our school district. Please support your community schools and together we are strong.

Tammy Barton Milford

Take up knitting

After reading the article by Mr. Harding,“Weapons surge fueled by some fantasies” on March 20, he seems to be angry about a lot of things. I assume that he is anti-gun, anti-Tea Party, antiwhite males, and probably anti-cranky men. He says America has half of the privately-owned guns in the world, perhaps that’s part of the reason we are a free nation and most other nations are not. There are two main things that most countries use to keep their citizens under control. If the government controls the health care and keeps their people from having guns, then there is no freedom. Most socialistic countries do this. America has a strong military to protect us from other nations and the Second Amendment to protect us from our own government. No one is forcing him to own a firearm. I suppose his neighbors are not shooting out his windows or taking potshots at his dog. I would certainly suggest he take up knitting or something to help calm his nerves, I wouldn’t want him to get any more upset, he might go out and buy a gun, then I would be the one that would get nervous.

Claude Cornell Williamsburg

Taxes used for what?

I see on TV the destruction and hardship Hurricane Sandy created along the northern Atlantic coast. I have a son who owns a beach house on the Gulf of Mexico that has received extensive damage from hurricanes and storms. I asked him how he felt

about the government giving billions of dollars and restoring roads, flood walls, the beaches, etc. to the owners impacted by Hurricane Sandy. His reply was: If the owners of these homes in so called paradise cannot afford the insurance to protect their investment or home, they shouldn’t depend on the people who do not enjoy the beach or cannot afford paradise to pay taxes to rebuild their paradise. In the same analogy, why should taxpayers support single women who have babies out of wedlock and supply them with housing, food stamps, a credit card, baby food, free education, medical care, lawyer, babysitting etc. at taxpaying workers’ expenses?

R.C. Holbert Milford

Worth the cost

Having moved here just 6 years ago, this has been the longest our family has been in one house in our 20 years. We have had over 10 address changes in these 20 years. Our experience and involvement in our three children’s public education has now run all the grades. We chose Milford public schools over all others in the Tristate area when we moved here. Look over the dollars spent and the return in student achievement. We have a very strong program for the money spent. Fiscal responsibility is core to our community, board of education and life style. I implore all to get the facts. I will be supporting the levy. My three children are proof that public education is worth the cost.

Scott Tippets Milford

It’s the cost of a pizza

As a parent of a third-grader at Boyd E. Smith Elementary, I am very pleased with the education my child is receiving. I want this excellent education to continue until he graduates, so it is critical this levy passes. This school district is not the same district it was when we moved here in 2003. We have a new administration with a very effective superintendent and a BOE that is focused on being good stewards of our tax dollars. What could affect our kids’ excellent education if this levy fails? We have 10 instructional aids in our district that help our kids excel every day. They will be cut, along with eight fantastic teachers. Extracurricular and sports fees will increase to $400. And transportation will be reduced to state minimums, causing a traffic nightmare for everyone who lives in Miami Township and Milford. To those who think they can’t afford the tax increase, it is about $11 a month (based on $100K home value). That’s the cost of a pizza. I believe our kids are worth far more than that. So I encourage you to join me and vote “yes” on May 7.

Mary Weinle Miami Township





Milford schools strive to educate whole child The road to success in the new world economy requires more creative thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs than ever before. The Milford school district believes in the education of the whole child. Experiences in art, music and physical education are being found to be critically important for success in all academic subjects. There has been educational research that has shown a 100-point advantage in the average SAT scores for students who have participated in high school arts or music for four years, further showing a correlation between the arts and the academic core. We are proud of the many successes of our students in the arts: High school bands and choirs: » 15 JHS band members were selected for the OMEA District XIV Honor Band (the most allowed). » 12 JHS students were selected, by audition in the fall, to perform with the Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble. » 24 students and ensembles earned a Superior Rating and 17 earned an Excellent Rating in the District 14 OMEA solo and ensemble contest. » 22 kids in the High School District XIV Honor Band (Milford had the most students).

» Two Students were selected to the OMEA AllState Band. » Nine students participated in the NKU/Tri-State Robert Farrell COMMUNITY PRESS honor band. » One stuGUEST COLUMNIST dent participated in the Music For All Honor Band that performed in the Rose Bowl parade. » Milford’s symphonic band is the only band in District 14 entering in AA (top level). Drama: » Set, vocals, acting, overall excellence of MHS Drama Department’s “Little Shop of Horrors.” » Student musicals and talents shows at all schools. Visual art: » Third annual All District Art Showcase April 26 and April 27. Scholastics art competition: Gold keys are awarded to the top 10 percent of artwork in the region; Silver to the top 15 percent; and Honorable Mention to top 20 percent. MHS had 11 Gold, seven Silver, and 20 Honorable Mention entries with the Gold Keys moving on to the national competition. Freshman Kara Buck won a National Gold Medal for her photograph and will hon-

ored on stage at Carnegie Hall in New York in May. Almost 15,000 Gold Key works were considered for national awards and only 1,900 medals (gold and silver) were given. Two MHS juniors, Nick Oatley and Taylor Hughes, had photographs selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition Top 300. There were 12,000 entries from across the state narrowed down to only 300. Service-learning project: In October, 15 MHS students started working with a program called New Voices, a partnership with City Gospel Mission in Over-the-Rhine that partnered MHS students with residents living at City Gospel Mission. Each week students worked with their partners to complete photographic projects. They learned about each other, the city of Cincinnati, and used art to break down boundaries of preconception. This program culminated in January with a gallery show of student work and reflective writings. This program was generously funded through the proceeds of The Milford Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Mayerson Foundation.

Dr. Robert Farrell is the superintendent of the Milford Exempted Village School District.

The ‘older white male’ side of the weapons surge discussion The March 20 editorial written by guest columnist Leonard Harding titled “Weapons surge fueled by doomsday fantasies” was a textbook example of the classic, leftist racism espoused by the truly despicable. While the gun sales statistics were interesting, Mr. Harding’s conclusion that “older white males .. fear being overwhelmed by (a) dusty hoard” is the same, pure, racist claptrap that Southern Democrats used when they founded the Ku Klux Klan and that today’s Democratic Party uses to achieve and maintain its power base. Mr. Harding’s column is simply promoting race, gender and class envy and conflict. “Can you say racist?” His statement that “men feel threatened by the direction they sense our political future is taking” is true. The transformation of our county into a socialist state should scare every American who loves and respects this country’s founding principles of personal independence and responsibility. All citizens, regardless of gender or race, also feel threatened by the Democratic welfare policies that have destroyed the family structure of the poor. The lack of a stable family unit, embodied with Judeo-Christian values, has directly contributed to the moral decline in this country and to senseless murder of countless adults and children through individual and gangrelated gun violence.

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“Can you say socialist?” Pro-life supporters believe that a “woman’s right to choose” ends at the Karl Scheidler moment of COMMUNITY PRESS conception. GUEST COLUMNIST They also believe that the government has a responsibility to protect the life of the most vulnerable citizens of this country including the unborn. However, it would appear that Mr. Harding has an overriding concern for the lives of the “680 children under 13 that were gunned down between 2006 and 2011” yet he has no concern what so ever for the millions of children murdered during that same time by legalized abortion. Mr. Harding obviously doesn’t know that abortion is a fundamental socialist idea used to control the population growth of the minorities in this country. “Can you say genocide?” His statement that “they (white men) do not fear the government” demonstrates Mr. Harding’s utter lack of education in world history. Disarming its populace is a prerequisite for the success of any tyrannical government. The intent of the Constitution of the United States, in guaranteeing the rights of its citizens to bear arms, is to balance the potential oppression and abuse of power of our legislative, executive and judicial

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branches of government. An armed citizenry guarantees each and every liberty enumerated in the Bill of Rights including Mr. Harding’s freedom to peddle his brand of racism and hate speech. “Can you say ignorant?” To answer Mr. Harding’s question, yes, I can say “hypocrite.” I can also say racist, socialist, pro-genocide, and ignorant, using only two words. Leonard Harding Karl Scheidler lives in Goshen Township.

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Safety net cast across Clermont County By Forrest Sellers

Despite what many consider a slow recovery from a tough economy, some social service agencies remain optimistic. “I’m seeing glimmers of hope,” said Brandon Little, pastor at Landmark Ministries, which is based in Batavia. Little said a high percentage of families he is working with are finding jobs and stability as well as recovering from foreclosure. “The unemployment rate is going down,” he said. “Employment opportunities are increasing.” Cathy Sahlfeld, business services manager for Workforce One, admits for every success story there is a challenge. However, she also feels the employment situation isn’t

quite as grim in Clermont County as it is in some of the surrounding counties. “We haven’t been hit as hard, but many surrounding counLittle ties are still having extensive layoffs,” she said. Workforce One is geared toward helping people find employment. “The goal is to assist job seekers and businesses who may have particular barriers to employment,” said Sahlfeld. Those served by the agency range from veterans to those with special needs. “The goal is to put people back to work,” said Sahlfeld. “We want to join the employer with the job seeker.” Sahlfeld said Workforce One

helps companies by acting as “an extension of a human resource department” providing services such as posting jobs and screening resumes. She said potential infrastructure improvements in transportation may be a boon to the area, “I think the Eastern Corridor (Project) and improved transportation to the east will help Clermont,” she said. Billie Kuntz, executive director of Clermont County Community Services, said federal cuts have had an impact on social services. “With the cuts coming from the federal government I see us as having less amount of funding to be able to help those most at risk,” she said. Clermont County Community Services is an agency which provides essential services to low to moderate income fam-

ilies. These services include weatherization of homes, pediatric, medical and dental assistance as well as youth services. Kuntz said federal cuts have immpacted the agency’s weatherization program, and as a result the waiting list on this program has continued to grow. “We are still seeing an increased need for services,” said Kuntz. “The economy is slowly getting better, (but) most of our services have a waiting list.” However, local social service agencies are finding through collaboration potential strides can be made. The aforementioned agenices are participating in a collaborative effort called the “Clermont County Safety Net Alliance.” About 40 agencies are currently part of the alliance.


Workforce One put Milford resident on path to new job By John Seney

Assistance available to Clermont County residents coming back from hard times By John Seney

CLERMONT COUNTY — Residents striving to come back from economic hard times may sometimes feel they are all alone. But they are not. A wide array of social service agencies, both private and public, are available to offer a helping hand to those struggling.

Job search

Cathy Sahlfeld, business services representative for Workforce One of Clermont County, said the agency is not just a place to help people find a job. Work Force One, with offices in Union Township, is a full-service, one-stop agency that has people on staff to provide assistance to veterans, senior citizens and people seeking more training and education. “We’re not a staffing agency,” Sahlfeld said. “We’re a social service agency.” Work Force One will work with other agencies when necessary. “If a job seeker has obstacles or challenges, we can refer them to a partner agency,” she said. Job search assistance includes training, resume preparation and access to a resource room with computers, copiers, faxes and phones. To take advantages of the resources of Workforce One, the job seeker must be motivated, Sahlfeld said. “It’s all about what someone can do for themselves,” she said.

Food pantry

Although the Inter Parish Ministry’s main food and clothing pantry is in Newtown in Hamilton County, 80 percent of the clients come from Clermont County, said Executive Director Lindsey Ein. “We have found a great need from Clermont County,” she said. “People come from all over the county - Felicity, Mos-

cow, New Richmond.” In 2010, the ministry opened a satellite pantry at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia. The Batavia pantry, at Third and North streets, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Newtown pantry, at 3509 Debolt Road, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays. In addition to providing food and clothing to needy families through the pantries, the ministry provides limited financial assistance, runs a back-toschool backpack program and refers people to other agencies when needed, Ein said. “We do a lot for people,” she said. The ministry was founded in 1964 and is supported by churches from a number of denominations, Ein said.

Safety net

Brandon Little, pastor at Landmark Ministries of Batavia, is helping put together a partnership of groups in Clermont County to serve as a safety net for those in need. The partnership, the Clermont County Safety Net Alliance, is modeled after a similar safety net organization in Northern Kentucky, Little said. “We try to identify the gaps in services,” he said. Little said the partnership will try steer people in need of services in the right direction. The goal, he said, is for people to find “no wrong door” when in need of services. “We’re seeing great strides in collaboration,” Little said. Little also runs Wrapping Clermont Together, a member of the partnership. Wrapping Clermont Together distributes gifts to the needy during the holidays.

Emergency help

Kate Lawson, director of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Eastern Area, said the agency has an emergency food pantry at its office in Batavia. The pantry has been serving the needs of the community for

“We’re creating ways for agencies to communicate to better provide services,” said Little describing the alliance. “We’re mending holes in the safety net.” Little said the Safety Net Alliance, which is an online resource, will help link people with services they need in a timely and efficient manner. “Anyone with Internet access can help somebody find what they need,” he said. Little said the online site will become fully operational by May. The site is at Little is optimistic initiatives such as the Safety Net Alliance will help. “I’m seeing things getting better,” he said. “When our county is working collaboratively, things can’t help but improve.”

Inter Parish Ministry volunteer Rodger Crowe placed a sign for the new food pantry at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church when it opened in 2010. FILE PHOTO/PROVIDED

LIST OF AGENCIES THAT CAN HELP » Work Force One of Clermont County is at 756 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. Phone: 943-3000. Website: » Inter Parish Ministry, call 561-3932 or visit www.inter » Clermont County Safety Net Alliance, » Wrapping Clermont Together, » YWCA of Greater Cincinnati - Eastern Area, 732-0450, » Clermont County Community Services, 732-2277, » Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, 732-7111, » Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, 732-6010,

35 years, she said. It is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Clients are required to bring identification and complete the necessary paperwork. Other programs available at the YWCA include an emergency shelter for battered women and their children, a transitional living program for people who have moved beyond emergency housing, a court advocacy program for domestic violence and educational programs.

Help for homeless

Billie Kuntz, executive director of Clermont County Community Services, said her agency provides a number of services to those in need. The James Sauls Homeless

Shelter on Old 32 in Batavia Township provides up to 60 days of emergency housing for people. The shelter has been operated by the agency since 2004, Kuntz said.

Government programs

Crystal Patrick, deputy director of the Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services, said her agency offers a wide range of services to those in need.

A place to live

Linda Brooks, assistant director of the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, said the agency offers two programs to help people in need with housing. The agency owns its own housing units that it rents to low-income tenants.

UNION TWP. — When Carla Brown of Milford was laid off from her job in 2011, her first thought was “what am I going to do?” She heard about the programs available at Workforce One of Clermont County and decided to take advantage of the assistance. “It was a big help,” she said. Job search assistance at Workforce One includes training, resume preparation and access to a resource room with computers, copiers, faxes and phones. Brown took classes and went through an administrative assistant internship program at Workforce One before landing a full-time job at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She started the new job in January. “It was all because of Workforce One,” Brown said. “They are so supportive.” “It took a lot of initiative on her part,” said Cathy Sahlfeld, business services representative for Workforce One. “Things don’t fall out of the sky for people.” While at Workforce One, Brown took advantage of the computer lab to acquire skills. The resume preparation help also was valuable. “I couldn’t tell you the last time I had to make a resume,” she said. Brown has two children and a husband on disability. While unemployed, she was worried about the toll it would take on her family. Her church helped her and her family get through the tough times, she said. “Without help, I don’t know where we would be,” she said. Workforce One also was a big help, Brown said. “It’s done a lot for me,” she said. “They have so much to offer.” Now that she’s back at work, Brown said her family’s goal is to find a bigger place to live. Work Force One of Clermont County is at 756 Old Ohio 74 in Union Township. For more information, call 943-3000 or visit

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Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6. 2374574. Amelia.

Education Wind Energy, 6 p.m., UC East, 1981 James Sauls Drive, Room A140. By Emily Sautter, wind program manager, Green Energy Ohio. Registration required, email No phone. Batavia 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.

In 1495 in Milan, Leonardo DaVinci painted his interpretation of “The Last Supper.” The painting was inspired by the description of that event in the book of John. A tableau of DaVinci’s masterpiece will be presented by Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive in Milford. Members of the congregation will portray the 12 apostles as they react to the announcement that one of them will betray Jesus. The apostles take their place that the table at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28. For more information, call 831-9100 or visit

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Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

and more. Rain or shine. Ages 2-12. Free. 474-2441. Anderson Township. Easter Egg Hunt, 1-2:30 p.m., Batavia Township Park, 1535 Clough Pike, Pictures with Easter Bunny. Food, games and agespecific egg hunts. Free. Presented by Emmanuel United Methodist Church. 732-1400; Batavia. Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd., Rain or shine. Free. 831-4373; Milford. Easter Celebration, 3-5 p.m., Pattison Elementary School, 5330 S. Milford Road, Contemporary service to celebrate Easter ending with helicopter egg drop and Easter egg hunt for children. Egg drop registration 3-4 p.m. Free. Presented by Milford First United Methodist Church. 831-5500; Milford. Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Mulberry Community Church, 949 Ohio 28, Toddlers-grade 6. Activities 10-10:30 a.m. Egg hunt begins 10:30 a.m. Free. 831-3218. Milford.

Business Classes

Music - Country

Literary - Signings

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Tana Matz, 7:30-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

Lynne Bachleda, 7-9 p.m., Roads, Rivers and Trails, 118 Main St., Author discusses her new book, “Wild Cincinnati,” dealing with wildlife in Cincinnati. Free. Presented by Clerisy Press. 248-7787. Milford.

Holiday - Easter The Last Supper, 7 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Members of congregation will portray the 12 apostles as they reenact to announcement that one of them will betray Jesus. Presented by Christ Presbyterian. 8319100; Milford.

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.

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, 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. 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. 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.

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.

Health / Wellness

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 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.

Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Prizes, face painting, activities, snacks and goody bags. Ages 10 and under. Free. 474-2237. Anderson Township. Easter EGG-stravaganza, 1-3 p.m., First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills, 1674 Eight Mile Road, More than 2,000 candyfilled eggs to hunt, inflatables, carnival games, prizes, snacks

Nature Stuff Your Own Buffet-forBirds Bag, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Fill mesh bag with soft, natural materials for birds to use for building their nests this spring. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Walk the Walk: DIY Walking Sticks, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Create a one-of-a-kind walking stick to use for years to come. Held at Outdoor Learning Center. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required by March 29. 831-1711. Union Township.

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

Runs / Walks Run for Bux 5K, 8:30 a.m., Riverside Park Milford, Water Street, Starts at corner of Race Street and Victor Stier Drive. Registration begins 7 a.m. Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Milford Miami Ministries. $20, $15 advance. Registration required. Presented by Kick Bux Training and Racing. 377-0962; W38GD5. Milford.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31 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.

Holiday - Easter Easter Extravaganza, 10 a.m.noon, Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Easter Bunny making special visit. Children invited to make crafts, decorate cookies, have faces painted and play games. There will be no egg hunt. Parents may bring cameras. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

Nature Stuff Your Own Buffet-forBirds Bag, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 1 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. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 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.

Job Fairs In-Store Hiring Event, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Training Room. Apply online. Ages 18 and up. Free. 688-1654; Beechmont.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 Dining Events

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

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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

Nature Herpetology Program, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society discusses reptiles and amphibians. Nonmembers pay daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover the many volunteer opportunities available including teaching youth, leading hikes, working outdoors and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4 Drink Tastings Spring Wines Spectacular, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Paired wine tasting featuring wine specialist Jessica Engle of Heidelberg Distributing, appetizers by Donna Schwarz of Winedog and music by Amelia Morgan, vocalist, and Peggy Jordan, piano/ keyboard. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

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. Songs, Stories and S’mores: A Family Campfire Evening, 8-9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Meadow Shelter. Sing-along nature songs with musical accompaniment while roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Led by Jonathan Swiger. Member adults $5, children $1; nonmembers pay daily admission in addition to cost. Registration required by April 1. 831-1711; Union Township. Night Owls: A Family Owl Program, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about these interesting birds, listen to their calls, observe their adaptations firsthand and then hike outside to practice owl calls. $5, $3 children; nonmembers pay daily admission in addtion to cost. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Dining Events Lobster Bake, 6:30 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 3950 Round Bottom Road, Outdoors or indoors, depending on weather. Lobster, $40. Filet mignon: $35. King crab: $50. Grilled half chicken: $25. Vegetarian: $20. Appetizer served at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Wines, craft beers and sodas available for purchase. Reservations required by 6:30 p.m. April 2. Presented by Lobsta Bakes of Maine. 561-0444; Newtown.

Education Women’s Self-Defense, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Learn easy, practical ways to defend yourself with Miami Township Police Department. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Music - Acoustic

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.

Night of Acoustic Classics, 7:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Old Lodge Stage. With Micheall and John. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 5 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522;

Nature Hands-on Nature: Solar Printing, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore the Playscape. Free for members, nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township. Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; Anderson Township.


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Fruited gelatin makes Easter special As I write this column on the first day of spring, it’s snowing outside! Usually by this time we have our potatoes, early greens and radishes planted. We have to go along with the whims of Mother Nature. I hope each of you has a memoraRita ble and fun Heikenfeld Easter. As RITA’S KITCHEN I tell you every holiday, remember those who may be alone or who can’t get out. Send a card, make a call or invite them to your table to share your abundant blessings.

Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine

I like to make mine in a terrine, which looks like a skinny, longer loaf pan. A loaf pan works well, too. This is an elegant, easy addition to an Easter dinner. If you want, you can do all individual small bowls, molds, etc. For a smaller batch, just divide the recipe in half.

4 cups mixed fruit (I use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.) 4 packages unflavored gelatin (four 1⁄4-oz envelopes) 4 cups white grape juice, rose wine, etc. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

Arrange fruit in loaf pan. Set aside. Sprinkle

flour alternately with milk mixture. You should start and end with flour. Blend in lemon and vanilla. Pour into a large Bundt or angel food pan, which has been greased with Crisco and floured. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Keep oven closed while baking. Remove from pan immediately and cool on wire rack.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Ruth said you could substitute 1 tablespoon vanilla butter and nut flavor for the lemon and vanilla. This may make it taste more like Whole Foods cake.

Rita’s fruited gelatin terrine is an easy, fruity Easter dessert. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

gelatin over grape juice and let sit a few minutes to soften and “bloom.” Whisk gently and the gelatin should be incorporated, but not dissolved, into the juice. Pour into pan, and add sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and whisk until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool mixture, stirring occasionally, just to room temperature. Mixture should still be pourable. Slowly and gently pour enough mixture over fruit, just enough to cover nicely. This will set the fruit in a bit of gelatin so it doesn’t float. Chill until firm, about an hour. Pour remaining mixture over fruit (if it gels while it’s sitting,

warm up a bit to melt, but let cool before you pour on). To unmold, dip pan in a larger pan of hot water for a few seconds to loosen. Invert a serving plate over terrine and invert terrine onto plate.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Lower carb: Use a sugar substitute and sugar-free juice. Even easier: Use a light-colored prepared gelatin dessert, cook as package directs and follow instructions for layering fruit. You won’t need to add juice, sugar or lemon juice.

Ruth Roberson’s special pound cake

I’m still working on a clone, but wanted to share Ruth’s pound cake recipe. Ruth, a Kentucky reader, told me: “I have a recipe that everyone loves. I use it for strawberry shortcake, a quick breakfast, or just as a great cake to have anytime. It is really easy to make and I have shared the recipe with many people. It’s a very old recipe, but it is delicious and very moist. Most of the remarks I get from people are that they love the little crunch on top and then the moistness that is inside.” 3 cups sugar ⁄2cup Crisco 2 sticks margarine, softened 1 ⁄4teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, room temperature, if possible

Remember the request for a buttery pound cake like Whole Foods?


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Dancing through the decades Will winter ever end? Has staying inside made you a couch potato? Well, it’s time to get off the couch and get moving. And we have a great opportunity for you to start being active again. Ventura Hall at St. Bernadette Catholic Church will be rockin’ and rollin’ Linda from 7 p.m. Eppler COMMUNITY PRESS to 11 p.m. Saturday, GUEST COLUMNIST April 6. This is the location of the annual Clermont Senior Services dance and it takes on a new “twist” this year. This “Dance Through the Decades” will include tunes from the “Twist of the 50s, the Born to be Wild 60s, Disco 70s, Thriller 80s, to the U Can’t Touch this 90s.” Join the fun and excitement of the decades as we dance the night away and relive our favorite years. Even if you don’t dance, you’ll have a great time. There is a retro photo booth on hand for some vintage fun. The cost is $25 per person and includes admission, chips, pretzels, soft drinks, two beer tickets and a light meal provided by one of our major sponsors, Golden Rule Catering. There are prizes for best dancers and best costumes, so be sure to wear

Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

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A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450


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

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Three teams from the Williams College of Business at Xavier University Jan. 30 went head to head in round one of the ACG Cincinnati Cup competition. The winning team members are Nathan Hicks, Matt Champa, Steven Davis and Sunil Kumar of Milford. They advanced to the ACG Cincinnati Cup finals Feb. 20 at Xavier’s Cintas Center. Ten students presented to six judges from the Tristate business community: Joe Rippe, partner with Rippe & Kingston; Todd Pfister, managing partner at FranNet; Dora Vorherr, finance director at Procter & Gamble; Bob Manning, CFO at Lykins Companies; Kelly Wolski, vice president at Fifth Third Bank. Kumar is a project manager at an IT firm and expects to complete his MBA in August with a 4.0 GPA. He is managing the Xavier Student Bond Investment Fund, which outperformed the target benchmark index. He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. He joined the MBA program to understand financial markets and pursue opportunities in the finance field. His interests are valuation, private equity, corporate finance, capital markets, and investment banking. Other Xavier MBA students participating in the competition were Aaron Bonne, Blane Polston, Joseph Meadows, Man-



your best of the decades costume for the occasion. DJ Brad Vierling of Froggy Music is providing the musical entertainment for the evening. If you want to leave with something other than sore feet, try your luck at the basket raffle and split the pot. For a chance at a big win, purchase a couple of tickets for the new big cash raffle ($5,000). The winner for that raffle will be drawn Sept. 6, but one name will be drawn the night of the dance to win $100 and still be eligible for the big prize money. You don’t have to be present to win the cash raffle. Presenting sponsors include Interim Homestyle Services, Angels Home Health Services and Superior Home Care. Proceeds support the senior services levy that provides Meals-onWheels, transportation, home care, adult day care and other vital services that help older adults continue living in the comfort of their own homes. For more information or to make a reservation, call Clermont Senior Services at 7241255 or register online at by Wednesday, April 3. Tickets for the big cash raffle can be purchased online as well.

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Rooks honored to be recognized

Anna Koch of Clermont Northeastern High School was named a Rotary Student of the Month. PROVIDED

Batavia Rotary recognizes Koch Anna Koch of Clermont Northeastern High School was honored as the February Student of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Her academic record, school participation and service to the community were taken into consideration in choosing her for this award. “Anna is the girl with the smile,” said John Eckert, CNE High School principal. “If other students are in need of help, she is the one they go to.” Koch participates in many school activities. She has been a member of the CNE High School Band for three years, participating in marching, concert and jazz opportunities. She enjoys drama and was a member of the “Footloose” cast. Koch participates in French

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Club, the Leo Club and Conservation Club as well. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering within her community as much as possible. During the 2013-2014 school year, Koch will travel to Italy as an Outbound Rotary Exchange Student. She will complete her senior year abroad and is excited about this new opportunity. “Anna is only a junior this year,” said Eckert. “We usually honor seniors as Student of the Month, but we wanted to make sure Anna was presented this award while she is still here (at our school).” After completing her senior year in Italy, Koch is looking at college majors in music and foreign language. “Music is part of me, so I’m planning this as my major,” said Koch. “I’m hoping to get the chance to travel all around the world in the future.” For more information, visit

Howdy folks, Last Tuesday evening, Ruth Ann and I were honored with the Rural Interest Award for the services we have done for our community. This was from the Chamber of Commerce. We say thanks. There were many others honored that evening with a crowd of over 500 people in attendance at the Holiday Inn at Eastgate. We were honored to have most of our family there with us. Last Thursday, Tony was here and we pruned the berry plants and put nitrogen on all of them. The plants look real good. We are hoping for a good crop of berries. The wind blew the fence down around the strawberries and the deer got in and ate the plants down. We are hoping they will come up. The deer here are sooo bad. Mark your calendar for May the 4th from 9 a.m. til 3 p.m. The Monroe Grange will have a plant sale at the Grange hall on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. There will be a good supply of different kinds of plants and hanging baskets. The plants come from the Grants Farm and Greenhouse. They have tomatoes that are about 6 inches tall right now along with other plants. They also have a good supply of bee equipment, seed potatoes, onion sets and garden seeds, different kinds of fertilizer and plenty of mulch so give them a

call at 625-9441. I talked to them this morning, they are getting their Easter George flowers Rooks coming OLE FISHERMAN in. They will be beautiful. Their open house will be April 20 and April 21, so mark your calendar for a good supply of plants and garden supplies. Ruth Ann and I will be volunteering our time for those two days, as we always do. Ruth Ann will be weighing up seeds in the store, and I will be in tomato house or where ever I am needed. This is usually a very busy time with lots of folks buying, looking, asking questions. If you find Tony, he will help you with your questions. This open house will be at all three of their stores, but we will be at the Bucktown Road store. Last week, Ruth Ann and I met our friends Mort and Barb for the noon meal at the Bob Evans at Eastgate. They are in the process of a change in their lifestyle. We always enjoy our time together with them. Last week, we covered a raised bed to put “taters” in. We are planning to plant them today, as the weekend was so bad with the rain and snow. We planted spinach, lettuce, radishes and set out two tractor tires of onion sets. The

tractor tires will warm up the soil quickly. While writing about gardening and raised beds, if a person is in a wheelchair or on crutches, make a raised bed about 3 feet tall so they can get to it and raise some vegetables. The other morning I was up at 5:30 a.m. so Ruth Ann made coffee. We had a yogurt and Chessy laid on my lap sleeping so she didn’t get any yogurt. This morning Chessy came in at 4 a.m. She likes to roam each night if it is not raining or snowing. We were reading the paper later. She was laying on Ruth Ann’s lap and when Ruth Ann opened her yogurt, Chessy woke up. So Ruth Ann gave her some on the lid. She laid there licking it off the lid while Ruth Ann held it. Talk about lazy! Last Friday evening, Ruth Ann and I met Tony and Kate at the St. Mary Catholic Church here in Bethel to eat supper. The food was wonderful. There was a good crowd. After that we went down to the 360 Auction on Mt. Holly Road to see a feller that wanted some black raspberry plants. There was a big crowd. This is a good place to go on Friday evening. The items they sell are good quality. There are comfortable chairs to sit in, good food, clean restrooms, well, all the place is extra clean. For breakfast the other morning, Ruth

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Ann made blueberry pancakes and cooked some bacon. Chessy was outside so she didn’t get any bacon. I was talking to Cedar Lake, below Goshen. They had a good weekend. There were several catfish caught along with good catches of trout. They stock trout again Thursday. Sherry’s Pay Lake will be open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton. He said the weekend was good fishing for some folks. One feller caught 150 keeper size crappie each day for four days. I talked to Rodney. He said he saw a feller catching fish and releasing them, not keeping any, just catching for the fun of it. That will help other fishermen know where to fish if you can get the secret out of them. The weather last year at this time was in the 70s. How the weather can change. The weather man said Iowa and Nebraska are still in a drouth. We are lucky. Don’t forget that the Bethel United Methodist Church has a free meal every Saturday from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. for anyone who needs or wants a good meal. The Batavia United Methodist Church also has one the third Saturday of each month. Their next one will be April 20. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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Assault Male was assaulted at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, March 10. Attempted burglary Attempt made to enter home at 1474 Greystone Lane, March 8. Breaking and entering Money taken from New Attitudes; $200 at Ohio 28, March 7. Cash register taken from Sunoco; $6,600 cash at Ohio 131, March 8. Burglary Copper pipe taken; $500 at 6700 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 11. Defrauding a livery Failure to pay for cab fare; $31 at 900 block of Ohio 28, March 5. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5742 Cleathill Drive, March 11. Possession deadly weapon in school zone Male student possessed knife in Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, March 8. Theft AC unit taken from Dollar General at Lee Lavati Circle, March 5. Tie down straps, etc. taken from vehicle at 820 Carpenter Road, March 7. Four rims and tires taken from vehicle; $600 at 419 Loveland Miamiville, March 7. Medication taken at 1106 Heritage Lane, March 7. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $42.50 at Ohio 50, March 10. Unauthorized use 2004 Chevrolet taken at 5699 Romar, March 10.


Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. instrument, March 12. Christopher Cosgrove, 42, 601 Edgecombe Drive, warrant, March 12. Shealyn A. Harmon, 24, 213 Bradford Drive, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, March 13. Catrina Scinta, no age given, 506 Main St., warrant, March 13. James C. McClary, 59, 5901 Hanley Close, sexual imposition, theft, March 13. Christina Ahrman, no age given, 513 Main St., contempt of court, March 14. Melissa Wilson, no age given, 1619 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, contempt of court, March 14. Rick A. Tarter, no age given, 878 Ohio 50, driving under influence, March 15. Christin C. Wilking, 22, 401 Edgecombe, endangering children, driving under influence, March 15. Elizabeth McNeely, 26, 9723 Tall Timber, warrant, March 16. Keith Fisher, 42, 6703 Roe St., driving under influence, March 17. Christinia M. Criscillis, 36, 980 Ohio 131, driving under suspension, March 17. Matthew B. Halpern, no age given, 1820 Tilden Ave., contempt of court, March 17. Keith E. Bodenbender, 27, 10516 Cheshire Ridge Road, physical control under influence, March 17.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at 1937 Oakbrook Place, March 11. At 810 Forest Ave. No. 5, March 16. Breaking and entering Entry made into Open Road Creative Marketing at 212 Main St., March 14. Criminal damage Tire cut on vehicle at 707 Ohio 28 No. 119, March 14.

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GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 13, rape. Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption. James Phillips, 32, 181 Barry Drive, receiving stolen property. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At 6697 Wood St., March 2. At 6500 Ohio 132, March 6. Burglary At 128 Garden Drive, March 6. Disorder At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 311, March 2. At 6371 Belfast Road, March 3. Dispute At 5718 Crawford Lane, March 6. At 6498 Ohio 48, March 6.

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The Mothers and Others Banquet is at 5 p.m. May 11 in Nisbet Hall. Tano’s will supply the dinner for the evening and local entertainment will be provided. Tickets will be sold for $9 for individuals, or $64 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased by May 5.

To be a hostess for a table or to buy tickets, call the church office. Worship times are Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., Fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Sunday School for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

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Experience guided tours through 11 stations at a free community event, Journey to the Tomb, from 6-9 p.m., Good Friday, March 29. At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/ outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738;

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Arrests/citations Gary L. Kinman, 30, 2993 Lindale Mount Holly, warrant, March 11. Justin D. Maynard, 19, 5775 Price Road, warrant, March 11. Michael J. Barkley Jr., 45, 2025 Nordica Ave., driving under influence, March 12. Robert L. Mingie IV, 44, 900 Noyes Ave, recited, March 12. Bryan L. Collins, 32, 1040 Clinton Ave., drug abuse, March 12. Douglas Books, 31, 1826 New Harmony Shiloh Road, drug

Criminal mischief Two juveniles poured milk all over floor at Kroger at Main Street, March 17. Disorderly conduct Fight reported at Chamber Drive, March 12. Female acting disorderly at Bocca Billiards at Ohio 28, March 13. Domestic dispute At Edgecombe Drive, March 17. Drug violation Drug instrument found in vehicle during traffic stop at 1800 Chamber Drive, March 12. Sexual imposition Male was arrested for offense and theft at 800 block of Main Street, March 13. Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, March 12. Former employee stole gift cards at Walmart; $65 at Chamber Drive, March 14. Medication taken at 900 Mohawk No. 10, March 14. TV, etc. taken from Walmart at Chamber Drive, March 16.

The Athenaeum Chorale will present Eastertide Vespers at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great on the Athenaeum campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave. The Rev. Rob Jack, instructor of systematic theology at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, will preside. Festival Easter Music will be sung by the chorale and the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Schola with brass ensemble, tympani and organ. Dr. Mary Healy, STD, will present Women and the New Evangelization Saturday, April 6, at the Athenaeum’s Bartlett Pastoral Center on the main campus, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington. Healy, who teaches sacred scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, will give two talks: “Women of Holiness in Scripture,” 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; and, “Women of Holiness Today,” 10:45 a.m. to noon. The presentations are part of a day-long program that also includes a talk by Monsignor Frank Lane, spiritual director of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, titled “Women and the Crisis of Modern Society” 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The program also includes a discussion with Healy and Lane, 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. followed by 3 p.m. Mass celebrated by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Healy is author of “Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body” and co-editor of three books on biblical interpretation. She is general editor, with Dr. Peter Williamson, of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and is the author of the first volume, “The Gospel of Mark.” Although registration for the talks is not required and

the program is free and open to the public, attendees who wish to have lunch at the Athenaeum, cost $7, must RSVP before March 22 to 233-6156 or email The program is one of a series of events at the Athenaeum this year as part of the Year of Faith called by Pope Benedict XVI. The year began Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 24. The event has been organized by the St. James Project: “End of Life Issues,” a program being offered by The Athenaeum of Ohio’s St. Gregory Legacy Society, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Bartlett Pastoral Center. The morning will begin with 9 a.m. Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great in the main Athenaeum building followed by the presentation by the Rev. Earl Fernandes, dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, dean of The Athenaeum of Ohio, and assistant professor of moral theology. Following his talk, Fernandes will conduct a question-and-answer session. The program is free and open to the public The St. Gregory Legacy Society was established to honor those who have made the Athenaeum part of their legacy through a planned gift, such as a bequest, charitable annuity or trust, life insurance policy or retirement plan assets. There is no minimum amount required to make a gift from your estate, only a firm belief in our mission.

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Arrests/citations Joseph Feltner, 24, 6102 2nd St., drug paraphernalia, March 5. Juvenile, 16, possession of deadly weapon in school zone, March 5. Walter D. Demmitt, 40, 6609 Paxton Guinea, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 7. Tasha A. Barrett, 28, 1281 Holland Drive, drug abuse, March 7. Michael J. Norris, 41, 5647 Colonial, drug abuse, March 7. Lisa M. Richardson, 46, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, drug abuse, March 7. Nina Blake, 18, 10 Susan Circle No. 8, underage consumption, March 9. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, March 9. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, March 9. Elizabeth Gardner, 18, 1800 Wilaray Terrace, underage consumption, March 10. Victoria Cox, 18, 305 Cleveland Ave., underage consumption, March 10. Michelle Cooper, 41, 46 Timber Trail, obstructing official business, March 10. Dale S. Cooper, 45, 46 Timber Trail, warrant service, March 10. Tyler R. Anspaeh, 21, 1306 Germantown, falsification, March 10. Katrina M. Eisele, 22, 5522 Mount Zion, drug instruments, March 11.


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DEATHS Pauline Brown Pauline R. Brown, 75, Milford, died March 18. She worked for US Playing Card for more than 40 years. Survived by daughter Deborah (William) Wallace; granddaughter Chasity (Edward) Johnson; greatgrandchildren EJ, Trevor Johnson; brother Leeodes (Phyllis) Harper. Preceded in death by husband Charles Brown, sibling Monroe Ross. Services were March 21 at Poplar Grove Cemetery, Willialla, Ky. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

Robert Christman Robert Lynn Christman, 80, Goshen, died March 14. He was a shear operator for Kirk and Blum. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Betty Sue Brissey Christman; children Darla Hall, Edward Christman; grandchildren Marshall, Mallory Hall, Haley, Jacob Christman; siblings Mary Purdy, William, Richard Christman. Preceded in death by siblings Ina Binkley, James Christman. Services were March 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Springvale Baptist Church.

Drew Miller Drew M. Miller, 27, Newtonsville, died March 20. He was a concrete finisher. Survived by wife Ashley Miller; daughter Rory Miller; parents Roy, Jackie Miller; sister Megan Miller; grandparents Gilbert, Bessie Miller, Ron, Pat Binning. Services were March 23 at Eastside Christian Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Rory Miller College Fund, Fifth Third Bank, 5695 Romar Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

Jerry Perry Jerry Roger Perry, 63, formerly of Goshen Township, died March 15. He was a supervisor for Heekin. Survived by wife Edna Perry; children Jerry Jr., Darryl, Anna Perry Perry, Angela Allender; siblings Terry Perry, Kay Duck-


ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. linger, Faye McNelly, Glenna Taylor; stepdaughter Ruby Vanscoy; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Delbert, Ada Perry, stepdaughter Anita Perry. Services were March 21 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Linda Schmidt Linda Gayle Schmidt, 64, Milford, died March 16. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Michael Schmidt; daughters Jennifer (Steve) Shirley, Nichole (Chris) Dalton; grandchildren Kerri, Evan Shirley. Services were March 19 at Evans Funeral Home.

Veva Toole Veva Ann Toole, 85, Milford, died March 18. She was a secretary and bookkeeper. Survived by husband Raymond Toole; children Barbara (Jerry) Ball, Connie (Peter Tennant) Batten, Diane (Jeff) Johnson, Donna Toole; grandchildren Steven (Pattie) Ball, Sherry Gall, Sam (Lindsay) Batten, Jason (Heather), Travis Toole Emily (Jason) Akers, Bret (Marcie), Neil Burns, Tiffany (Seth) Layman, Rebekah (Trent) Rogers, Whitney (Casey) Shroeder, Tabitha, Tatum, Kaylee, Levi, Nash Johnson; great-grandchildren Dean, Charlotte, Evelyn, Isaiah Toole, Isabella, Tessa Akers, Luke Rogers, Dakota, Gracie Batten, Morgan Tepe, Grant, Anderson Burns, Landry, Avery Layman, Bradley, Daniel Ball. Preceded in death by son Donald Toole, grandson Ronald Ball. Services were March 21 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Destiny Hospice.


Dennis Pyle, Milford, HVAC, 5990 Deerfield, Goshen Township. Bowlin Group, Walton, Ky., alter, 5832 Deerfield, Goshen Township. Prime Heat & Air, Marathon, HVAC, 2944 Quitter Road, Jackson Township. James Ceddia, Loveland, alter, 1100 Red Bird Road, Miami Township. KT Electric, Loveland, alter, 1206 Eagle Creek, Miami Township. Apollo Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 1075 Fox Run, Miami Township. Showcase Remodeling, Edgewood, Ky.,

alter, 547 Kickapoo, Miami Township. Potterhill Homes, Milford, new, 1243 E. Mills Drive, Miami Township, $130,000. Mark Baxter, Batavia, pole barn, 1800 Mackenzie Trace, Stonelick Township, $35,000. Steve Meadors, Blanchester, alter, 6332 Taylor Pike, Wayne Township.


Barker Electric, Batavia, alter-Lerado Church of Christ, 5852 Marathon Edenton, Jackson Township. IDACS Inc., Cincinnati, fire suppression,

1241 Ohio 131, Miami Township, $5,700. Suresite, Cleveland, Sprint antenna, Price Road, Miami Township, $15,000; cabinet, $15,000. Millcroft Apartments, Commons Drive, pool bonding, Miami Township, Tri-State Signs, Hamilton, signs, 907 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Midwestern Plumbing Service, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 3000 Water St., Milford City. Kimmey Plumbing Co., Cincinnati, miscellaneous work, 436 High St., Milford City.

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

Weaver Road, Dale McCleese to Charles & Frances Grant, 14.0000 acre, $56,000.



Gaynor Road, David & Jeanine Keller to Mark & Linda Tefend, $110,000. 1360 Norma Lane, Julie Humphreys, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee, 0.5160 acre, $47,835. 6573 Ohio 132, Jerry Mercer Jr., et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.6220 acre, $105,000. 1246 Twin Oaks Lane, Richard & Abby Frantz to Kevin Carr, 0.5000 acre, $133,000.


6474 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, John & Kate Jackson to Brian & Johanna Daniel, 0.5500 acre, $177,000. 6042 Bridgehaven Drive, Ida Crouse to James & Cynthia Teufel, $165,000. 1127 Broadview Place, Stahl Rehab LLC to Heather & Shawn Martin, 0.7500 acre, $107,500. 668 Brooklyn Ave., Estate of Margaret Cass, et al. to Lewis Taulbee Jr., 0.4300 acre, $31,000. 5832 Buckwheat Road, Jerry Maines Sr., to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee, 0.8150 acre, $50,000.

897 Cedar Drive, Brent & Angela Walls to Paul & Nichole Sartain, 0.6910 acre, $305,000. 652 Copper Cove Court, Hal Homes/ Willow Bend LLC to Gabriel & Sonja Venzin, $628,688. 1709 Cottontail Drive, Jeffrey & Rhonda Freeman to Jennifer & James Wilson, 0.7930 acre, $224,000. 5437 Country Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jeffrey & Kimberly Coots, 0.5600 acre, $127,000. 5643 Dry Run Road, Maria Dellerman, et al. to Bank of America NA, 1.8200 acre, $80,000. 1243 East Mills Drive, Potterhill Homes LLC to Mark & Janice Schirmer, 0.4340 acre, $26,000.

MARRIAGE LICENSES James Sylvester, 36, 5630 Pleasant View, Milford, R N, and Kasey Walsh, 27, 362 Heritage Ridge, Blanchester, RN. Jon Davidson, 23, 3524 Ohio 756, Felicity, account executive, and Kari Rudduck, 24, 229 Ellis Run, Wilmington, occupational therapist. 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. Paul Mason, 29, 2195 Ohio 222, Bethel, park maintenance, and Brittany Hance, 19, 2195 Ohio 222, Bethel, park maintenance. Brendon Kirker, 23, 2595 Case Road, New Richmond, laborer, and Kyle Durham, 26, 307 N. Main St., Bethel, hair dresser. Stephen Thompson, 32, 3716 Fomo-

rin, Williamsburg, contractor, and Rachel Forche, 26, 970 Craig Lane, Milford, optician. Anthony Pollock, 40, 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, heavy equipment operator, and Paula Pollock, 35, 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, bus driver. Justin Hunter, 34, 205 E. Osborne, Bethel, CNC machinist, and Devin K. Renner, 31, 205 E. Osborne, Bethel, office manager. Daniel Lemar, 30, 1375 Oakleaf, Sardinia, warehouseman, and Samantha Robertson, 22, 208 W. South St., Bethel, Domino’s. David King, 26, 104 Fawn Lane, Blanchester, general manager, and Angela McAninch, 23, 7127 Ohio 28, Pleasant Plain, histology technician.

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