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Vol. 31 No. 12 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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6, 2011

Most of us are lucky to win a high school cheerleading trophy or receive recognition for excelling at work, but Union Township resident Jeff Bolen can lay claim to an Academy of Country Music Award. FULL STORY, B1

Cause of crash is undetermined

Just why Julie BellistonAnuszkiewicz drove across the median of Interstate 275 in November and into the car driven by Lori Morris will remain a mystery. FULL STORY, A2

Kellam survives aneurysm

Joanne Kellam’s license plate says 1LKYCHK – and she knows she is one lucky chick, having survived an aneurysm. She credits her sister with saving her life. FULL STORY, A4

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Asst. police chief job created

By Mary Dannemiller

Maverick wins ACM award


Miami Township Police Chief Steve Bailey hasn’t announced when he’ll retire, but the township trustees want to be prepared when it happens. The trustees recently voted to create an assistant police chief position in the department rather than replacing Capt. Steve Rogers, who is retiring in May after 30 years of service. “He’s made a lot of contributions over the years and been an important part of the department,” Bailey said. “When he goes, it’s going to be difficult to find someone that can do what he does sim-

ply because they won’t have the level of experience he has with the department and the community.” Though a salary for the assistant chief has not been set yet, Miami Township Assistant Administrator Jeff Wright said the new position will not impact the budget. “The net result will not be in a change in the head count of employees,” he said. “We have a series of retirements coming up and this will give the assistant chief an opportunity to acclimate to the community, which is a benefit to the residents.” Learning how to manage that budget will be the most important thing the new assistant chief to

master, Bailey said. “They’re going to need to learn how to organize the budget and have the budget approved by the trustees and then from there, how to keep expenditures within that budget,” he said. “I usually get more requests from my employees than we’re able to fund so you have to be able to prioritize.” Bailey also said the best candidate should be ready to adjust their policing style to one that fits Miami Township. “Not all communities are policed the same,” he said. “Miami Township is difficult in that respect so they need to learn about the community’s expectations and the abilities and skills of

people who are working in the police department.” Both Wright and Bailey said they would like the position to be filled as soon as possible, but don’t want to rush the process to ensure the best candidate is selected. “The goal will be to make the best decision for the community so it likely won’t be until May or June,” Wright said. And as far as Bailey’s own plans for retirement go, the police chief said he isn’t ready to step down just yet. “I am thinking about retirement, but I haven’t set an exact date,” he said. “It could be a year from now or it could be four years from now.”

Miami Twp. gets bariatric cot with grant By Mary Dannemiller

The Miami Township Fire & EMS Department has received nearly $10,000 in grant funding for a bariatric cot. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Safety Grant was awarded to the department to be used towards a $15,000 bariatric cot, ramp and winch system, said Assistant Township Administrator Jeff Wright. A bariatric cot is used to transport larger patients. “We are extremely pleased to receive these funds for equipment that will improve the safety of our residents and employees,” said Miami Township Trustee Ken Tracy. “The board of trustees is constantly challenging all of our departments to find ways to provide improved services without adding to the expenses of our residents.” Assistant Fire Chief Dan Mack lead the effort to win the grant and said the cot will make transporting bariatric residents safer and more


Miami Township firefighter/paramedic Jason Beckett demonstrates how the bariatric cot system works. comfortable for patients and paramedics. “The problem is typical cots are not very wide so it’s difficult for the patient to be placed on the cot,” Mack said. “It’s not just an increased weight capacity, it’s also the width that makes it more comfortable. It also makes it easier if we have to perform medical proce-

dures on the patient.” Mack said he decided to apply for the grant after the township began responding to an increased number of calls with bariatric patients. “We’ve been encountering more and more bariatric patients in Miami Township, including calls from the health care facilities and the nursing

home facilities,” he said. “So for both the safety of the employee and the patient, we investigated a way to be able to manage those patients more efficiently.” All four of the township’s ambulances are fitted for the equipment, but there is only one cot for them to share, Mack said. “It’s not just in one ambulance because the problem may be we may be out on a call for a 40pound child when it’s needed for a bariatric patient instead,” he said. “The reason why we did it that way is with this system, it can move to whichever ambulance on an as-needed basis.” Mack also said he and the rest of the township’s employees are dedicated to providing services to residents, such as the bariatric cot, at little to no cost. “We try to stretch the existing dollars as much as we can,” he said. “We don’t want to go to the taxpayer to ask for additional funding so we’re looking at ways to take advantage of monies that are out there in the form of grants and other assistance.”

CASA Gala is April 8

CASA for Clermont Kids, a nonprofit agency that provides advocates for children in the court system, is holding its annual fundraising gala Friday, April 8. FULL STORY, A5

Miss no more

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Andrew Kinney shows off his invention, a light which is turned on when a toilet opens, at the school’s Invention Convention Friday, March. 25. For more from the convention, see Schools, A7.

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April 6, 2011

No clear cause found for crash that killed Morris


TriState champs

The Milford High School varsity winter guard won the Scholastic A championship at the TriState Circuit Championships last weekend. They finish their season competing in the Winter Guard International World Finals Thursday and Friday in Dayton. Pictured are, kneeling, from left, Elizabeth Moser, Jordan Vonderhaar, Beth Schmidtgesling, Erin Johnson, Aubrie-Lee Dentino; standing are Director Drew Steinbrecher, Director Megan Scott, Emily Schulte, Chris Ward, Olivia Duguid, Caitlin Presley, Hannah Causby, Breanna Blankenship, Brittany Chin, Jennifer Halcomb and Director Jay Logan.

Milford removes some downtown parking spaces By John Seney

Milford City Council voted March 16 to remove parking spaces in some downtown locations as a safety measure for access of emergency vehicles.

Vice Mayor Geoff Pittman, who also chairs council’s safety services committee, said the parking changes were proposed by Fire Chief John Cooper because of the difficulty of negotiating fire trucks on some downtown streets.

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Some parking spaces were eliminated by council in January, but a decision on others was postponed so council could get input from merchants. Pittman said he did not receive any negative comments from merchants on the proposal. Assistant City Manager Pam Holbrook said the parking spots eliminated were two spots on Garfield Street, two on Locust Street, two on Beech Street and five on Maple Street.

Community Press Staff Report Just why Julie BellistonAnuszkiewicz drove across the median of Interstate 275 in November and into the car driven by Lori Morris will remain a mystery. At about 8:34 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Anuszkiewicz, 25, drove her car across the median on I-275. After driving about .7 miles in the wrong direction in the westbound lane, Anuszkiewicz’s crashed into a vehicle driven by Morris, 41, reports Dr. Brian Treon, Clermont County coroner. Anuszkiewicz and Morris died instantly and toxicology screens were negative for both women. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Taylor said there was no evidence Anuszkiewicz was using a cell phone before or as the crash was happening, either to talk or text. He said 15 witnesses made statements and not one mentioned a phone. Also, there were no problems found with the car, he said. A press release from Clermont County Coroner Brian Treon said: “That Ms. Anuszkiewicz intentionally drove her car into oncoming traffic seems self evident. The incident occurred in the daylight hours with clear weather and dry pavement. “Ms. Anuszkiewicz did not slow down, turn left onto the crossover, and then turn right into the westbound lane

as may be expected from someone confused or lost. To the contrary, tire marks in the grass median indicate that the crossover was a straight diagonal line from the eastbound to the westbound side. “Witnesses report that Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s car was in control and accelerated once in the westbound lane. Ms. Anuszkiewicz was described as “conscious,” “focused,” and “on a mission.” The car did not swerve and there was no evidence that the breaks were applied before impact. “From these facts there is only one clear conclusion – Ms. Anuszkiewicz purposefully drove her car the wrong way on the interstate. “The reasoning for Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s intentional act, however, is less clear. Why was she driving the wrong way? What was she trying to accomplish? What was her intent? Insight to her thought process will allow the final conclusion of manner of death. “Ms. Anuszkiewicz may have been contemplating suicide. The inconsistency, however, with suicide as a motivator for the vehicular crash is that there is no inciting incident for the self-injurious thoughts. Ms. Anuszkiewicz had not been depressed at the time of the crash. No note was left. Further, this method of suicide seems impractical and unexpectedly malicious. For her death to occur in this manner, Ms. Anuszkiewicz would have to choose intentional harm to an unknown, random and innocent individual.

If self harm by vehicular crash was the intent, driving into a bridge abutment or other permanent structure seems more expedient. Manner of death by suicide, while possible, is not conclusive. “If not for suicide, there must be another possible reason for Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s actions. While driving the wrong way on the interstate is unthinkable to any clearminded individual, Ms. Anuszkiewicz may have been driving with a distorted sense of reality. In her mind, there may have been a logical rationale to her actions. Perhaps she perceived a threat and was fleeing from an unseen assailant. Conceivably, she thought there was an unidentified obstacle in her lane ahead that she was trying to avoid. With these thoughts, Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s actions remain indefensible, but they become understandable. Driving on the wrong side of the road was volitional. The crash and the manner of death are accidental. “The thought process that motivated the intentional act cannot be determined with certainty. Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s ultimate goal can only be inferred. A suicidal endeavor is possible, but lacks a documented depressed state of mind. An accidental death due to distorted perceptions can rationalize the inexplicable but cannot be substantiated. Neither theory is fully satisfactory to the preponderance of the evidence. Ms. Anuszkiewicz’s manner of death will be ruled as undetermined.


Spirit of ’76

A monument at the entrance of The Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Garden and Arboretum was restored Friday, March 25, a week after it was damaged. It now has an inscription on the base which reads “Pheonix” and the date it was damaged. From left: Organizers Bill Knepp, Robert Sterling and R.J. Vilardo, Maggard Monument employees Amanda Maggard-Ramsey and Tiffany Reising, Miami Township Service Department Director Mike Mantel and Maggard employee Nathan Ramsey. The monument is near the front of Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131 in Miami Township.

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BRIEFLY Three arrested

GOSHEN TWP. – Three Goshen residents have been charged with felony drug trafficking and corruption of another with drugs after selling Xanax and Percocet to two teenagers. Linda Deaton, 28; Anthony Polly, 30; and Rhea Scott, 34, all of 1785 Ohio 28, were caught as part of an investigation by Cpl. Ron Robinson and Goshen Police Officer Jason Moermond. The arrests are part of an ongoing effort by Goshen police to address drug issues in the township, said Assistant Police Chief Bob Rose. Officers also found marijuana, money and a pipe used for smoking crack cocaine at Deaton's, Polly's and Scott's residences, Rose said. The teenagers who purchased the drugs were charged with possession of drugs, Rose said.

Meeting changed

BATAVIA – The regular monthly board meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 21, at the board office, 76 Riverside Drive in Batavia. The board will conduct the public test for the May 3 special election at this meeting. For details, call 732-7275.

Drug drop off

MIAMI TWP. – Official are offering residents a chance to safely dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Miami Township Police Officer Skip Rasfeld said old or unused medications, syringes, patches and inhalers will be accepted.

Spring fling tea

MILFORD – The Greater Milford Area Historical Society will host a Spring Fling Tea for girls and their dolls from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Promont House Museum in Milford. The cost is $20 per guest. The Spring Fling Tea will feature tea treats, ginger peach tea and a tour of the Promont House Museum. Preview Productions also will be on-site to offer their special 18-inch doll spring creations for sale. For reservations, call 2480324 or email

Items sought

CLERMONT COUNTY – If you are starting your annual spring cleaning, consider donating items no longer needed to Clermont Senior Services for their annual Arts, Antiques, & Collectibles in September. Clermont Senior Services will give you a receipt that can be used for tax purposes. Senior services volunteers are seeking antiques, artwork, clean furniture, glassware, collectibles, coins, old toys, and dolls for the auction. Call Karen at 536-4002 for free pick-up or information.

River sweep volunteers

CLERMONT COUNTY – Volunteers are needed for River Sweep 2011 scheduled for Saturday, June 18, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states. Anyone can volunteer. Call 1-800-359-3977 for site locations and county coordinators in their area or visit www. and click on River Sweep. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt.

Litter pickup

CLERMONT COUNTY – The date for the annual Clean & Green Litter Pickup this year is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at many locations across the county. The Ohio River Sweep will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18, at several locations along the river. For more information, contact Becky Ploucha, Clean & Green Program director at cleanandgreen@clermont or 753-9222.

Wear blue to work

CLERMONT COUNTY – Wear blue to work April 13 and make a difference in the life of a child. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Clermont County Children’s Services receives more than 1,000 calls a month regarding child abuse and neglect. Staff members would like to engage the community by asking everyone to wear blue to work April 13 to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. To make a report about suspected abuse or neglect, call 732-STOP (7867). Also, as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, families are invited to and evening of family games and fun from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board, 2337 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. For more information or to confirm your family’s attendance: Call Jean Houston at 732-5034 or email

Find the frogs

CLERMONT COUNTY – Spring has arrived in Clermont County, and so have the frogs. The Clermont County Park District is holding two free programs in April where you can learn all about spring peepers and western chorus frogs. The first program, Spring Peepers, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Shor Park, 4659 Tealtown Road in Union Township. The second program, Marsh Madness, is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Chilo Lock No. 34 Park, U.S. 52 in Chilo. “For both programs, we’ll be searching for the small spring peepers and western chorus frogs. Both frogs begin calling in late winter, and are a sure sign that spring is here,” said Clermont Parks Chief Naturalist Keith Robinson. “On warm rainy evenings, the males can be heard from far away as they sing or chorus throughout the night, in hopes of attracting a mate.” Both frogs are commonly found in Clermont County, but are difficult to find due to their small size. They prefer flooded fields and roadside ditches for breeding, which are ideal for laying eggs. The tadpoles that hatch will mature into adult frogs in just a few weeks, before the temporary pool dries up. “We’ll be searching the wetland at Chilo and some of the ditches in the fields of Shor Park. Those attending the programs are encouraged to bring a flashlight, net and wading boots. Prepare to get wet,” said Robinson. For more information about these, or other Clermont County Park District programs, call 876-9013 or visit

p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville. There will be a canned food collection for local food pantries, cornhole games, activities for kids, lots of dancing and more. Cost is $3 before April 9 or $6 at the door. For tickets, call 946-8991 or 732-7070.

Public input sought

MILFORD – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is exploring the feasibility of using commuter rail to improve mobility between downtown Cincinnati and communities in the eastern half of the Greater Cincinnati region. Originally proposed as part of the Eastern Corridor Study, the Oasis Commuter Rail corridor is about 17 miles long and extends between the Riverfront Transit Center in downtown Cincinnati and the Interstate 275/U.S. 50 interchange in Milford. The line would be served by multiple stations. “Our goal right now is to take an in-depth look at the commuter rail option and determine its feasibility in terms of function, constructability and affordability,” said ODOT project manager Andy Fluegemann. As evaluation of project elements begins, the project team is seeking input from the general public. A public meeting is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way.

Spring turkey season

CLERMONT COUNTY – Spring wild turkey hunting opens in all 88 Ohio counties Monday, April 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The sea-

4-H family dance

CLERMONT COUNTY – Clermont and Hamilton County 4-H members are hosting a family dance from 5 p.m. to 9


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High tea fundraiser

UNION TWP. – A Caring Place Pregnancy Help Center, Inc. staff will sponsor a Ladies Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser. There will be a high tea luncheon, special vendors, live entertainment and more. Each person in attendance will be automatically entered for a “Day of Sweet Retreat” at Spa De Da Salon on Beechmont Avenue. The tea and fashion show is appropriate for ladies 12 and older. The event will be at noon Saturday, May 21, at Receptions Conference Center in Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd.

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Milford resident survives brain aneurysm, helps host symposium By Kellie Geist-May

Joanne Kellam’s license plate says 1LKYCHK – and she knows she is one lucky chick. Kellam came home late from work last April and, while checking some work she was having done on her trees, she felt a pop. “When I looked up, I felt this awful pop. I thought maybe I just threw something out of place by craning my neck back, but there was this radiating pain in my head. It was like nothing I’d ever felt before,” she said. “I told (my sister) I had the worst headache of my life,” Kellam said. “She asked me if I thought I should go to the hospital, but my head hurt too much to drive. That should have been a sign.” Kellam’s sister called 9-

1-1 and, the next morning, Kellam went into surgery at University Hospital for a brain aneurysm. An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge or weakening of an artery wall that can rupture and lead to bleeding around the brain, according to the Mayfield Clinic of Cincinnati website, a neurosurgical practice whose physicians also serve as faculty members in the Department of Neurosurgery at UC. The Mayfield Clinic works closely with the Department of Neurosurgery and UC Neuroscience Institute to treat and develop new therapies for neurological diseases and disorders. In Kellam’s case, doctors had to clip her the aneurysm and then drain the blood and fluid from her skull. After surgery, she was in the intensive care unit for 11 days and in a regular

room for two days – less time than most aneurysm patients. “My sister and Dr. (Mario) Zuccarello saved my life,” she said. After almost two weeks in the hospital, Kellam left the hospital and her sister stayed for about a week. Then her coworkers at Epsilon took turns checking on her and helping her with daily tasks. By July, Kellam was back to normal and working full-time. “I had so much support and I was one of the lucky ones. Most people die from brain aneurysms and, of those who do survive, there aren’t many who don’t have some lasting deficit,” she said. “I still don’t have some feeling in my forehead, but there’s really nothing I can’t do. I am truly blessed.” Kellam attends a monthly support group for care-

givers and survivors both to provide hope for those who may not have faired as well and to remind herself how lucky she is. The Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group is open to survivors and to caregivers. The group’s sixth annual symposium will be from 8:15 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, at the Vontz Center, 3125 Eden Ave. in Cincinnati. During the symposium, doctors and survivors will tell their stories, talk about new technology and treatment options and there will be sessions for survivors and caregivers. “The point of the symposium is to get information to anyone who is interested, who has survived or who knows someone who has had a brain aneurysm. This is a way for us to get the word out about new treatments as well as talk about the changes that go on in


Joanne Kellam of Milford suffered a brain aneurysm about a year ago. Through swift treatment and care, she’s fully recovered and back to work. the individual with the aneurysm as well as the caregivers,” said Kathy Franklin, a nurse at UC Hospital and the facilitator for the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group.

“Having that information helps people move forward.” For more about the symposium or the support group, call Franklin at 4758636 or email her at

Clermont Co. bids Sgt. Rooms farewell “Milt Rooms was born to be a Marine,” said his wife of 20 years, Bee Rooms. “Milt was a true Ameri-

can hero,” said Clermont Veterans’ Services Senior Officer Frank Morrow. “He was a perfect example of the

Greatest Generation, the World War II veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedom.”

The 87-year-old Milford man died Friday, March 25, following a dinner with other members of the

Marine Corps League veterans. “He spent his last hours having fun with many of his close friends. He was surrounded by love,” said his wife. Sgt. Milt Rooms was a fixture at numerous Clermont County events honoring veterans. He often wore his Marine dress blues, a gift from his grandchildren. “Although he was no longer able to march with the honor guard, he used his walker to be on the sidelines at veterans events to let everyone know how important it is to support our troops. Milt told me that if they would have let him, he’d have joined his fellow Marines in Afghanistan,” said Bee. Rooms served in many major battles of World War II, including Guam, Okinawa and the Marshall Islands. “His dad was a Marine and he was proud to follow in his footsteps,” said Bee. “Milt was a class act,”


World War II veteran Milt Rooms of Milford died March 25. said Morrow. “My life, as well as many others in and out of the veteran’s community, has been enriched for having known such a fine gentleman. I will cherish all of my personal memories with Milt and never forget him.” Visitation for Sgt. Milt Rooms was March 30 at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center Street in Milford. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31, at First Baptist Church of Milford, 1367 Woodville Pike. “I just know Milt is in heaven directing all the other Marines around,” said Bee, smiling at the thought.

Mercy Clermont named one of top 100 again Mercy Hospital Clermont and Mercy Hospital Anderson are again rated among the top hospitals in the nation for overall care and performance. Both hospitals are 2011 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals award winners. This marks the third year in a row that Mercy Hospital Clermont has been named to the Top 100 Hospital list and the fifth time overall. Mercy Hospital Anderson has now earned this recognition eight times. Mercy Hospital Fairfield is also rated among the 100 Top Hospitals, making Mercy Health Partners one of the only health systems in the nation to have three hospitals earn this recognition. Thomson Reuters is an independent organization that has been compiling the Top 100 Hospital results since 1993 as a way to provide consumers with insight on the best hospitals in their


area for quality care and overall operations. The study evaluated the performance of 2,914 hospitals across the U.S., focusing on 10 key areas. They include patient safety, average patient stay, patient satisfaction, financial performance, adherence to clinical standards of care, post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. “Everyone who works, practices medicine, volunteers or receives care at Mercy Clermont plays a role in this accomplishment,” said Gayle Heintzelman, president of Mercy Clermont. “To earn this award three years in a row is extremely gratifying, but we will not rest on our laurels, we are always focused on providing even better care for all we serve.” To learn more about Mercy Health Partners, visit

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Public meeting to cover U.S. 50 improvements Citizens who live, work and travel along the U.S. 50 corridor between the Interstate 275 interchange and Techne Center Drive in Miami Township are invited to attend a public meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Tata Consultancy Services, 1000 Summit Drive in Miami Township, to discuss possible improvements to the roadway in that location. Citizens are invited to stop by anytime. The Clermont County

Transportation Improvement District (CCTID), in cooperation with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, Miami Township, and the Ohio Department of Transportation, is launching a series of studies and public involvement meetings, to determine what improvements are necessary to accommodate expected traffic volume increases in that location over the next 20 years. In the next several months, representatives from a professional engi-

neering firm will be working on the U.S. 50 corridor from Ohio 450 to Techne Center Drive, to assess the needs for roadway and safety improvements for this gateway into Miami Township. All information obtained from the study and public involvement meetings will be incorporated into preliminary plans for the roadway. For additional information about the U.S. 50 corridor study, contact Clermont County Engineer Patrick Manger at 732-8068.

Clermont office holders to share more information By Kellie Geist-May

Elected officials in Clermont County, especially the commissioners, will be sharing more of what they learn at conferences and events. Commissioner Archie Wilson brought up the issue during the regular meeting Monday, March 28. Wilson said when a single commissioner goes to conferences or events, they should relay the pertinent information to the other two commissioners as well as affected office holders. “If we send one person, I think it’s important to get a report back on how things are going … I don’t think

we need to send three commissioners, but I do think the information is valuable for all of us,” he said. The discussion started after Wilson had a conversation with Clermont County Recorder Debbie Clepper. Clepper said she’d like to see conference and event reports from the commissioners, but also from other elected officials. “If someone goes to a conference or something and has information that could affect another office or all the county offices, it would be nice to know. With all the talk of government reform … there’s a lot of information being discussed that affects us all,” she said.

Clepper said she isn’t looking for a bullet-point presentation on each conference – just an overall picture of pertinent discussions. “All (the office holders) have specific topics we discuss at meetings and conferences, but if an issue like the state budget comes up, that’s something we could share,” she said. “We just need to communicate better.” Clepper recommended that those informational items be discussed at the monthly elected officials luncheons. Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud agreed that reports are a good idea and something they plan to do.


Government month

Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, right, presents a proclamation March 30 to Bob Derr of the Veterans Service Commission declaring April as National County Government Month in Clermont County. The theme of the month is “serving our veterans, armed forces and their families.”

Gala is major fundraiser for CASA for Clermont Kids By John Seney

CASA for Clermont Kids, a nonprofit agency that provides advocates for children in the court system, is holding its annual fundraising gala Friday, April 8. The event will be 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Receptions East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., and includes dinner, a live auction, a silent auction and a raffle. Executive Director Amanda List said the gala is the primary fundraiser for the agency and all proceeds go directly to the agency. For every $1,000 raised by the live and silent auctions and raffle, an anonymous donor has agreed to donate $2,000, up to a maximum of $30,000, List

If you go Early registration cost for the gala is $25 per adult, $45 per couple and $225 for a table of 10. Price at the door is $35 per adult. For more information on the gala, call 735-7233 or go to said. “We have some fantastic stuff this year,” List said of the auction. Some of the auction items include use of a personal chef and original artwork. Last year’s gala raised $68,000. “This year, we’re hoping we can surpass that,” List said. Auctioneers will be David S. Lewis, David P.

Lewis and Joel T. Wilson. List said CASA has about 50 volunteers who served 147 children in 2010. Clermont County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kathleen Rodenberg, a member of the CASA for Clermont Kids board of trustees, said the agency “does a marvelous job for juvenile court.” “I am amazed at the work these volunteers do,” Rodenberg said. “It has saved the taxpayers a lot of money.” Early registration cost for the gala is $25 per adult, $45 per couple and $225 for a table of 10. Price at the door is $35 per adult. For information on the gala, call 735-7233 or see the website

Let Us Never Forget Scholarship fundraiser is April 9 at Oasis By Kellie Geist-May

The annual April 9th fundraiser for the Let Us Never Forget Scholarships will be next weekend. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to sponsor scholarships on behalf of all the local fallen heroes as well as one fallen hero from each of the 50 states. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the

Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 LovelandMiamiville Road. Tickets are $50 and reservations can be made by calling organizer June Izzi-Bailey at 831-1651. During the fundraiser, there will be live music from Steve Habber, Conley White and James Rogers as well as speeches by the father of Tre Porfirio and Gold Star Family honor and remember flag creator George Lutz. There also will be a

silent auction before the event and a live auction after dinner to raise money. One of this year’s big auction items will be Ira Hayes, an American Paint Horse from Charlie Daniel’s Twin Pines Ranch in Tennessee. For more about the horse or to schedule a phone bid, contact Dave Spencer at The auction will be followed by social time and dancing.

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New principal hired for Mulberry school By Mary Dannemiller

This August, Mulberry Elementary School will begin a new school year with a new principal for the first time since the building opened eight years ago. Principal Gary Schulte is retiring at the end of the current school year after 14 years with the district and will be replaced by Brian Zawodny, an assistant principal at Milford Junior High School. “We’re really going to miss Gary,” said Superintendent Bob Farrell. “He is so dedicated to the success of the kids and the entire

Mulberry Elementary School community.” Farrell said replacing Schulte was difficult and several candidates were interviewed, but Zawodny Zawodny’s familiarity with Milford and experience with elementary schoolaged children put him ahead of the pack. “Brian was chosen from an outstanding field of candidates,” Farrell said. “He has a strong background in early literacy and special educa-

tion, and is very child centered. We are lucky to have him in Milford.” Schulte said he was sad to be leaving Mulberry, but he offered some advice to the new principal. “Get to know your families. Get to know your staff,” he said. “Building those relationships goes a long way. We’re an extension of the family, we’re helping them raise their kids so we want everything we do to have a lot of pride. Build those relationships and base them on caring, communication, trust, pride and collective responsibility for the children.” Schulte and Zawodny are working together to make the

transition smoother for both the students and the new principal by attending meetings and schools events, Zawodny said. “I’ve already begun meeting with Mr. Schulte and have scheduled times to meet with the staff, students and families of Mulberry,” he said. “I plan on attending as many of the end-of-the-year events as I can to begin to build that connection with students and their families.” Though Zawodny currently is working with junior high school students, he was an elementary school teacher for 10 years before he became an administrator.

“Moving to the elementary from the junior won’t be difficult at all,” he said. “My background has been in early elementary education. I’m excited about going back to the elementary.” Zawodny said he’s looking forward to meeting the students at Mulberry and being the type of principal students, teachers, staff and even parents can confide in. “I’d like to be known as a person who people can come to,” he said. “I don’t want to be the curmudgeon hiding in my office. I feel a principal needs to be out and involved with what’s going on in the classroom, and connecting with everyone in the building.”

SCHOOL NOTES Popp earns scholarship award

Zachary Popp of Goshen has received a Buschmann Award from Xavier University. He will graduate from Goshen High School this year and is active in football. Popp, the son of Kathy and Steve Popp III, plans to major in criminal justice at Xavier.

Liftin wins Overture award scholarship

Austin Litfin of Milford was recently named a winner of the 2011 Overture Awards Scholarship Competition. The competition annually awards $2,500 scholarships to six area students for postsecondary education, with 18 runners-up each winning $500 scholarships. Students are nominated by their schools to compete in one of six disciplines, which include creative writing, dance, instrumental music, theater, visual art or vocal music. Litfin, a junior at Milford High School, won in the visual art category for his photography.

Power of the Pen contest


Students in Gina Taylor's third period class at Goshen Middle School launched an effort to make paper cranes to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The class is shown with some of the cranes hanging in the hallway. The students, in alphabetical order, are Alesha Borders, Michael Carey, Logan Donley, Anna Dowd, Lauren Gentry, Garrett Gray, Brianna Jackson, Morgan Lyons, Alexis Marlowe, Michael Mason, Savannah McLean, Jacob Meader, Kandice Miller, Kamrin Moore, Cheyann Perkins, Ben Rader, Brandy Rahm, Savanna Sturgill, Ashley Taylor, Jordan Ulrey, Ryan Wake, Britney Wall, Dylan Woodruff and Nick Worthington.

Six students from Goshen Middle School competed March 12 in the Power of the Pen regional competition at Princeton High School. Writers participating were Makayla Dean, Jerilee Walton, Emily Brandenburg, Gussy Crooks, Makayla Reichert and Cassidy Sanders. One student representing Goshen, Jerilee

Walton, won Power of the Pen Best of Round. Her work, titled “Girl in the Mirror,” will be published in the Power of the Pen Anthology of Best of Round. She won a $25 savings bond and she will advance to the state tournament.


Sue Steele, a member of the Goshen Local Schools and Great Oaks ITCD, and David E. Yockey of Milford Exempted Village Schools and Great Oaks have been named to the Legislative Platform and the Southwest Regional Executive committees of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). Committee appointments were finalized at the January meeting of the OSBA. The Legislative Platform committee assists in the state and federal legislative efforts, recommends policy positions and acts on resolutions submitted by boards of education members of OSBA. The Southwest Regional Executive committee provides governance and leadership to school and board members to various Southwest Ohio counties.


• Lorenzo Ortiz, Rafael Ortiz and Tomas Ortiz have earned second honors for the second quarter at Covington Latin School. The students are the sons of Rafael and Gloria Ortiz of Milford.

Goshen students make paper cranes to help Japan By John Seney

Dozens of paper cranes hang in the hallways of Goshen Middle School, the result of a project to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Gina Taylor, a sixth-grade science and social studies teacher, said some of her students were wondering what they could do to help. They came up with the idea of making paper origami cranes, and collecting pledges based on the number of cranes they make.

The crane was chosen because it was a symbol of honor and loyalty in the Japanese culture. Some of the students wrote names of Japanese towns and cities on the cranes before hanging them in the hallways. The project started in Taylor’s third-period class, but soon spread throughout the school. “Being so far away, it’s hard to figure out how we can help. This is a way to show our support and actively do something to ease the pain and suffering,” Taylor wrote in an email to other staff members at the school.

Instructions on how to make the cranes and pledge forms were passed throughout the school and other classes joined the effort. The money raised by the pledges will go to the Red Cross to help in the Japan relief effort. As of March 25, about 100 students had made cranes or given pledges. More than $600 was raised. Principal Brian Bailey said the crane project was a good learning experience for the students. “I think it’s great,” he said. “They (the students) are looking outside our building and able to help out others.”


St. Louis students and staff hosted a Science Fair Jan. 27. These students received superior ratings, which qualified them to compete at the District level at UC March 12. From left are students Keane Reed, Zach Arnold, Savannah Shoemake and junior high science teacher Beth Weber. Both Reed and Arnold will advance to Ohio State Science Day May 7.

St. Louis students shine at district science fair Seventh grader Zach Arnold of Cincinnati and eighth-graders Keane Reed of Batavia and Savannah Shoemake of Batavia qualified to attend the Ohio Academy of Science District Science Fair. This year’s competition, the Science and Engineering Expo, was held at the University of

Cincinnati March 12. Arnold scored 39 points, thus achieving a monetary award from UC Chapter of Sigma Xi. Both Reed and Arnold advance to Ohio State Science Day May 7 in Columbus by scoring “superior.” Shoemake scored “excellent” for her project.

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The following students have earned honors for the first trimester of 2010-2011.


Some of the students at Goshen Middle School who made paper cranes or brought in donations to help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The cranes are hanging from the ceiling in the school hallway.

Kyla Adkins, Cheyenne Amiott, Brittany Apgar, Ciara Baker, Anna Beck, Tyler Brinson, Tyler Camacho, Kayla Diekmann, Ethan Diemler, Ali Elliott, Rachel Gadzinski, Morgan Gregston, Kyle Hager, Cory Haggard, Kylee Harden, Steven Harris, Kyle Heagy,

Hannah Hoerth, Andrea Johnson, Dylan Jones, Kyle Jones, Shelby Joslin, Katherine Kelley, Patrick Kelley, Sierra Kibbey, James Lambing, Logan Leach, Maggie Libbert, Jakob Lloyd, Hailey Mantel, Hannah Mantel, Quentin Mink, Taylor Moore, Leah Noakes-Miller, Alexis Overbeck, Jennifer Parsons, Henry Pierce, Shelby Pitzer, Jessica Shafer, Luke Shaw, Shaylynn Slone, Dallas Stewart, Jennifer Stockton, Jake Walters, Kaitlin Walters, Tiffany Williams, Casey Worley and Joshua Yaggi.


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SASEAS students show off inventions


Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz talks with St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Sadie Kirkeng about her invention, the Cake Cutter, which makes getting cakes out of the pan easier.

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton sixth graders got creative for the school’s annual Invention Convention Friday, March 25. Inventions ranged from a device meant to illuminate a toilet seat, called The Miss No More, to complicated new railway system powered by magnets, called The Magrail Personal Transportation System. The school also invited several members of the community to the Invention Convention, including officials from Miami Township, the city of Milford and the Milford Exempted Village School District.


St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Kyle Corbett shows off his Airsoft Vacuum Accessory, which he invented to help pick up tiny Airsoft pellets.

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St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton student Jacob Pray explains his invention, The Magrail Personal Transportation System.

Milford Police Officer Paul Lane listens to student Alec Taylor explain his invention called The Sleepover, a sleeping bag with pockets sewn into the sides, at the St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Invention Convention Friday, March 25.

Hacker named Rotary’s CNE student of the month Jacob Hacker was named the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School (CNE) “Student of the Month” for March 2011. Hacker is being recognized for his service in the school community. He is a two-year member of Clermont Northeastern’s chapter of the National Honor Society and has a 3.7 overall grade point average. He volunteers as a tutor in the elementary school, has helped with the senior citizens luncheon, the annual Pumpkin Run and is a 4-H member. Hacker is very active in sports. He has been a threeyear varsity football and track star, while serving as team captain for both teams. He also developed an interest in competitive power lifting. In football, Hacker was named to the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference First Team All League as a

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Jacob Hacker was named the Batavia Rotary Club’s Clermont Northeastern High School (CNE) “Student of the Month” for March 2011. From left are: Matt Early, CNE principal; Dan Haglage, Rotary Club president; Jacob Hacker, CNE Student of the Month; and Ed Nurre, Rotary Student of the Month Program chair. junior and a senior. He will participate in the East-West All Star Football game in June. He was named a Bengals High School Player of the Week during the past football season. Hacker plans to attend college to major in business

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The week at Milford

• The Milford baseball team beat Walnut Hills 11-0 in five innings, March 28. Milford’s Zack Cook was 2-2 with a double and four RBIs. • In softball, Milford beat Walnut Hills 14-0 in five innings, March 28. Milford’s Sarah Alley pitched 12 strikeouts, and Brittany Norman was 2-4, scored a home run, hit a double and had five RBIs. On March 29, Milford beat New Richmond 5-0. Milford’s Alley pitched 16 strikeouts. Norman was 3-4 with a triple and three RBIs. On March 31, Milford beat Edgewood 4-3. Milford’s Alley pitched eight strikeouts, and Hannah Woodall hit a home run. • In boys tennis, Milford beat Wilmington 3-2, March 28. Milford’s John Mechlin beat Lahman 6-2, 6-4; Andrew Becherich and Ari Fitter beat Alexander and Thornberry 60, 6-0; and Joshua Blosser and Michael Hitchcock beat Blumberg and Cowman 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. On March 29, Milford beat Harrison 5-0. Milford’s Ryan Wagner beat Edwards 6-1, 6-0; Michael Neverman beat Hubbard 6-1, 6-0; Deckerich beat Borgemenke 6-1, 6-0; John Mechlin and Ari Fitter beat Dennis and Millward 6-4, 6-2; Joshua Blosser and Nick Bryant beat McElroy and Milluzo 6-4, 6-2. • In boys volleyball, Milford lost to Lakota East 26-24, 2625, 25-23, March 31.

The week at CNE

• The Clermont Northeastern baseball team beat Fayetteville 16-4, March 28. CNE’s Ryan Mummert and Hunter Voshell were both 2-3 with a home run, a double and three RBIs each. On March 30, Clermont Northeastern beat New Richmond 6-5. CNE’s Ryan Mummert was 3-4. • In boys tennis March 29, New Richmond beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0. On March 31, CNE lost 4-1 to Western Brown. CNE’s Tellep and Tidwell beat Black and McKenzie 6-1, 6-2. • In softball, Clermont Northeastern beat New Richmond 6-0, March 30. CNE’s Emily Anderson pitched 15 strikeouts; and Chelsae Osborn was 1-3 and scored a home run. On March 31, McAuley beat Clermont Northeastern 4-1. CNE’s Emily Anderson pitched 14 strikeouts.

The week at Goshen

• The Goshen boys tennis team lost 4-1 to Little Miami, March 28. Goshen’s Kain beat S. Lakes 6-4, 7-6. Amelia beat Goshen 5-0, March 29. On March 31, Bethel-Tate beat Goshen 3-2. Herrington beat H. Houchin 1-6, 7-6, 6-3; and Cain beat Hutchinson 6-4, 7-6. • In baseball, Goshen lost 5-4 to Monroe, March 29. Goshen’s Roenick Whitney was 2-2.

The week at McNicholas

• The McNicholas boys track team placed first with a score of 86 in the GCL Relay Meet, March 26. McNick won the 4x1600 meter in 2.29 seconds; the shuttle hurdles in 1 minutes, 26.4 seconds; the 4x200 meter in 1.43.3 seconds; the 4x400 meter in 3 minutes, 58.2 seconds; the pole vault at 17 feet; the mile medley in 4 minutes, 37.3 seconds; and the distance medley in 12 minutes, 34.7 seconds. • In girls track, McNick placed second with a score of 79 in the GGCL Relay Meet, March 26. McNick won the 4x800 meter relay in, the pole vault and the distance medley.

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Key athletes set tone for Goshen track team By Nick Dududukovich

Other area girls track and field teams

A core nucleus of athletes is expected to lead the Goshen High School boys track team this spring. With sophomore sprinter Marcus Casey at the forefront, the Warriors are poised to secure points in the dash events. Casey, who won the 100-meter dash at the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference’s league meet with a mark of 11.46 seconds, is a favorite to repeat as champion again this spring. The sophomore sprinter is also expected to compete in the 200, 400 and 4x400 relay events, said Goshen head coach Jack Bailey. Bailey said seniors Jake Allen (sprints, long jump), Colin Rader (hurdles) and Kenny Eickenhorst (hurdles) are also expected to contribute to the squad. Bailey said the experience shared by his upperclassmen will be invaluable as the Warriors get into the meatier parts of their schedule. “There’s nothing like experience,” Bailey said. “They’ve been there before


With only eight girls returning, Goshen head coach Jack Bailey said the Lady Warriors will spend the season focusing on individual improvement. Bailey said the squad’s long-term plan is to have the girls performing at their best at the SBC’s league meet later this spring. Potential Goshen scorers this season include Sara Briggs (pole vault), Nicki James (distance) and Trenae Johnson (sprinter).

Clermont Northeastern

The Lady Rockets began the season at the Bethel-Tate Polar Bear Relays March 26. Lidia Wolf competed in the shot put, while Brianna Simpson, Joellen Schmidt, Kristen Buckingham and Jessica Cole in the 4x100-meter relay. The squad of Bailey Schofield, Amber Reed, Hollie Hoefler and Molly Neely competed in the 4x200-meter relay and placed seventh with a time of 2 minutes, 20.7 seconds.


Milford’s Kristen Brady will run distance events for the Eagles track team throughout the 2011 season. and they know what it takes to get there and that experience is valuable.” In distance events, the

Warriors also should get a boost from senior Nate McQueen. McQueen, who qualified

for the Division II regional cross country meet in October, is expected to carryover the success he enjoyed this past fall. “Any experience you get at the next level helps to prepare you for down the road,” Bailey said. “Even if it’s a different sport, you know what to expect and what it takes to get there. So, I think the fact he got there in cross country should help him in track.” In the field, Bailey likes what he sees from senior Austin Arnold and sophomore Calvin Phillips in the discus, as well as the shot put. Arnold threw a personal best 121-6 in the discus to

finish fourth at the SBAAC championship last season. Bailey said that for the Warriors to be successful this season, Goshen must find some underclassmen who can score in events and fill in on relays. If the Warriors can find some fresh talent to go along with their established athletes, Bailey believes his squad will be in the SBAAC hunt. “I think we will compete in the league, and if our younger kids can come in and fill some spots, we should be competitive,” he said. For more coverage, visit presspreps

Milford looks to hang with tough FAVC competition By Nick Dudukovich

The Milford High School girls track team and coach Shane Bartholomew hope to shoot for a top-four finish in the realigned FAVC East during the 2011 season. Bartholomew knows this will be a daunting task, considering the Eagles will now have to compete against the likes of Turpin, Winton Woods and Kings. “We’ve been fairly competitive, but now, by adding a couple of strong track schools, it’s going to be a little more difficult to stay up (in the standings), so we are shooting for a top four spot,” he said. Bartholomew said his squad is well aware of how the league change could affect this spring’s results. “When you add in the likes of Winton Woods and Turpin, who have been strong in track … the girls are aware that there are going to be challenges,” he said. The Lady Eagles feature several returning athletes who competed on last season’s squad. Those individuals include Lindsay Bartsch (throws), Christen Nagy (sprints), Lorin Conti (distance), Madison Laskarzewski (mid-distance), Kelsey

Other area boys track and field teams


Milford boys coach Eric Kroell said his team is working hard to be competitive in the newly aligned FAVC East division. Senior Shawn Taylor will return for the Eagles after qualifying for the Division I regional meet in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Team members returning from last season include Jonathan Evens (discus), Matt Eveland (mid-distance), Robert Prince (sprints), Jimmy Shambling (mid-distance, pole vault), Nick Stanton (discus), Trey Strunk (mid-distance), Eddie Switzer (mid-distance), Logan Chaffin (shot put), Ben Hittner (sprints), Cade Williams (sprints), Josh Roof (distance) and Mike Emerson (distance).

Clermont Northeastern

Two of the Rocket’s top two competitors from last spring’s postseason are expected to return in 2011. Both senior Jacob Sydnor and junior Jeff Johnson should handle the school’s sprint events throughout the season. Sydnor, who placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Division II district meet last season with a time of 51.75 seconds, was an SBAAC second-team, all-star last spring. He is also expected to compete in the 200meter dash.

Meranda (hurdles), Miranda Sheaffer (hurdles), Megan Knight (sprints, jumps), and Savanna Termuhlen (sprints). Termuhlen, who placed eight at the Fort Ancient Valley Conference championships a season ago, could be poised for a breakout spring after dedicating a lot of time to training in the offseason, said Bartholomew. “She’s really focused on reaching her goals, and I think she’s matured into a real track athlete and not just a talented person running track,” he said. In the field, Knight, who came out for the team last year “for fun,” said Bartholomew, placed fifth at

the Division I district meet in 2010. She fell one spot shy of qualifying for regionals with a mark of 16 feet, 1.75 inches, and missed breaking the Milford long-jump record by a foot, said Bartholomew. “She decided to come back and go for a school record and she’s working hard,” Bartholomew said. “With her desire, she’s on pace to get that record.” In distance events, the Eagles should also be aided by newcomer Kristen Brady, who qualified for the regional cross country championships last fall. For more coverage, visit


Goshen High School’s Nate McQueen will run distance events for the Warriors during the 2011 track and field season.

Ahead of the pack

University of Cincinnati senior Michele McKenney stays ahead of the pack as she wins the 5,000 meter run at the Early Bird Relays at Gettler Stadium, March 19. McKenney is a McNicholas graduate, currently majoring in accounting. PROVIDED

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Hall of fame


Kevin Huber (Cincinnati Bengals punter, McNicholas High School class of 2004), Phil Castellini (Cincinnati Reds chief operating officer) Rob Heise (McNick director of athletics) and Gregory Saelens (McNick principal) gather at the Archbishop McNicholas Hall of Fame Induction Feb. 28. Castellini was the featured speaker at the annual dinner.

Award night big for McNick football By Adam Turer

Thursday, March 3, 2011, was a special night for the McNicholas High School football program. Four members of the McNick football family were honored at the 44th annual National Football Foundation “That’s My Boy” awards held at the Westin Cincinnati. Former head coach Steve Klonne was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award. Klonne retired from head coaching after leading the Rockets to the state semifinals in 2010. Klonne surpassed 200 career victories during the season. Klonne spent 25 years as head coach at Moeller and McNick. “It was a great honor,” said Klonne, who plans to serve as an assistant coach at McNick next season. “This whole year has been absolutely special for me. This was a tremendous way to end my head-coaching career. It is very humbling.” Senior Ryan Haynes was one of 10 Ohio finalists for the “That’s My Boy” award. The award recognizes a student-athlete’s contributions in football, the classroom, and in the community. Haynes plays varsity football, basketball and baseball for the Rockets. He is also a member of National Honor Society, Spirit Club, and International Club, and boasts over a 3.5 gradepoint average. “I’m very appreciative and very humbled,” Haynes said. “It was cool to be up there with those other guys

BRIEFLY More at McNicholas

• The Newport Central Catholic baseball team beat McNicholas 7-6, March 28. McNicholas’ James Hunt was 3-4 with a double. On March 29, McNicholas beat Milford 7-2. McNick’s Craig Kaimer was 2-3 with three RBIs. Milford’s Connor Ferguson was 2-3 with a triple. On March 31, McNicholas beat Roger Bacon 18-2 in six innings. McNick’s James Hunt was 3-3 with two doubles, a triple, four RBIs and five runs. • In boys tennis, Fenwick beat McNicholas 5-0, March 29. • In boys volleyball March 29, McNicholas beat Central 25-12, 26-24. Then, McNick lost to Lakota East 24-25, 2515, 25-18, and lost to Northmont 24-25, 25-15, 25-18. McNick then beat Purcell Marian 17-25, 25-18, 25-19, 26-24. • The McNicholas softball team beat Alter 14-2 in five innings, March 31. McNick’s Abby Jones pitched 12 strikeouts, and Hannah Schoolfield was 2-3 with two homeruns and five RBIs.

and see w h a t they’ve done for their schools and communities.” Klonne Klonne said Haynes made an impact in all three sports he played. “McNick will be so different when he’s not there,” Klonne said. “He made an impact in all three sports he played.” McNick alum and Thomas More College senior Matt Clark was also honored. Clark was one of four area college football players presented with a scholarathlete award. Clark earned second-team All President’s Athletic Conference honors this season as a tight end. Clark played linebacker his first three seasons at Thomas More. “Matt Clark was a tremendous player for us and this award is great for our school and for him,” said Klonne. “Matt is a very unselfish person. He always did anything his team needed him to do. He represented McNick in the highest fashion.” Clark was a four-year starter for the Saints after starring at McNick. The reunion with his high school coach was a bonus to an already exciting evening for Clark. “That made the night, to see Coach Klonne and what he’s done for the McNick program and high school

football in general,” Clark said. “It was really something special. It says a lot about McNick, the school and the community. It was a very fulfilling night.” Senior Jack Dooling was presented with the Anthony Munoz award for the Division III Lineman of the Year. Dooling was a three-year starter at long snapper and two-year starter at center for the Rockets. He broke a bone in his snapping hand prior to the regular season finale, switched hands, and did not miss a snap through the Rockets’ deep playoff run. “Jack Dooling is incredible,” Klonne said. “He is one of many remarkable team members who did remarkable things for us this year and made it such a special season.” Dooling and Haynes both earned first team AllGreater Catholic League honors this season. Klonne was the league’s coach of the year. The fact that three of the young men honored that evening were coached by Klonne was not lost on the players. It was fitting that their coach was honored on the same night for all of the lives he has touched in more than 30 years of coaching. “Coach Klonne is one of the best role models I’ve had,” Haynes said. “He’s been coaching and teaching for 41 years and never missed a day. That inspires me to give my best every day.”


Tori Calderhead, Milford High School senior, signs her letter of commitment to play soccer for Marshall University where she plans to study political science. Calderhead was a three-year varsity defender for the Eagles and helped her squad win three consecutive FAVC division championships (2008, 2009, 2010). She was voted firstteam all-league in both 2009 and 2010, All-Southwest Ohio first-team in 2009 and All-Southwest Ohio honorable mention in 2010. Her Milford team accolades include Best Defender in 2009 and Team MVP in 2010. Calderhead was also a two-year varsity letter winner in basketball, a member of student council and a member of National Honor Society. From left are Dave Calderhead (dad), Patrick Winkler (Milford girls varsity soccer coach standing), Tori Calderhead and Barb Calderhead (mom).


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What do you think of the way the U.S. has responded to the demonstrations in the Middle East, including Libya and Egypt? What should we have done differently? “I think we should have made our opinions known through diplomatic channels and otherwise stayed out of it. We have been involved in too many wars far from home that seem to have questionable chances of success and uncertain outcomes after years of effort. “If Libya’s and Egypt’s neighbors (Europe) are so concerned let them get involved. The U.S. should have learned by now to stay out of these conflicts.” F.S.D. “I think this is an excellent and complex topic. There is more to it then people think. We are not just ‘sticking our nose in other’s business.’ “But what is the point of going into it? My response will just be followed by certain people (you know who you are) writing long drawnout answers about how it is all President Obama’s fault and what a terrible president he is. “It gets so tiresome reading the same thing over and over again. That is why I try and avoid any of the questions that have to do with politics. It just gives those ‘certain individuals’ an open window to spew their biased rhetoric. “So here is my answer to the question: it’s all the Republicans fault. It’s true. I read it on the Internet.” T.Z. “I am glad that we didn’t intervene militarily in Egypt, though it troubles me that we treated Mubarak as a friend for so many years, and then turned our back on him. “I don’t think we should have taken the military actions we have in Libya, and I am troubled by the euphemisms our president is using for that action, instead of being honest. “Having said that, the Middle East troubles me greatly, because it is a hotbed for militant Islam and I can never foresee the major countries adopting a democratic government system. After all, they’ve been doing it their way since somewhere around the seventh century.” B.B. “The U.S. response to the widespread unrest in the Middle East is a jumbled mess. The ‘no fly zone’ is supposedly to protect civilians, but we see these ‘civilians’ waving rocket-propelled grenade launchers and AK-47s. “At the same time the U.S. ignores the deaths of civilians in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. We even ignored the invasion of Bahrain by Saudi Arabia who killed civilians. “I believe the biggest mistake George W. Bush made was thinking the U.S. should export democracy to the Middle East. Nine years later we have a costly and deadly mess in that region. Two years from now we’ll have a costly, deadly mess from Pakistan to Algeria.” R.V.

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Who is the management?

This letter is in response to the commentary that A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg wrote in the Clermont Journal the week of March 9 regarding collective bargaining. Mr. Rodenberg states “Collective bargaining means just that. Two sides sit down at a table and negotiate with the intent of reaching an acceptable resolution of the issue.” Mr. Rodenberg over simplifies the whole negotiating process to the extreme in this statement. He is later quoted saying “most of the public sector compensation benefits today have been agreed upon by both management and the employee group.” In the private sector, during the negotiating process you do have two parties, one being the “management” which would be a privately-held company or a publicly-held company with a board of directors that is responsible to the shareholders and the other

party being the unions that would be representing the employees. The “management” knows what concessions it can make to the employee unions Nick Macke and still remain a Community viable and profitable company. If Press guest the “managecolumnist ment” and the employee unions negotiate a bad agreement then the end result would be the company loosing money and possible going bankrupt. In the private sector scenario, both the management and the unions have some “skin” in the game. The word “management” that Mr. Rodenberg uses is where I want to focus my comments on. I would question Mr. Rodenberg on

The whole system of collective bargaining for public sector employees can be and is very convoluted because there is no real “management” that represents the taxpayer. who is the “management” that is sitting on the opposite side of the negotiating table from the public sector employee unions during contract talks. Is the “management” Mr. Rodenberg referring to an “elected” official? I hate to be cynical about our “elected” officials but they can be bought and sold by the special interest group whether on the local, state or national level. Many examples can be cited. We have elected officials that sit on our school boards that are retired (union) teachers but

when they are negotiating with the unions are they really playing the role of “management” for the taxpayers or are they protecting their best interest because their retirement benefits could possibly be tied to a teacher’s union contract? The whole system of collective bargaining for public sector employees can be and is very convoluted because there is no real “management” that represents the taxpayer. I don’t care how many unions there are in the private sector because both parties are being represented but I don’t think that public sector employees should have the right to collective bargain until the taxpayers have the right to truly sit on the opposite side of the bargaining table and defend their position. Nick Macke is a taxpayer who lives in Union Township.

Consider joining annual spelling bee Are Spelling Bees just for elementary age students? Not in Clermont and Brown counties. The Literacy Council is preparing for the 19th annual Spelling Bee. This fundraiser has supported the efforts of assisting adults in reading for 29 years. Are there challenges to a Spelling Bee? Yes, there are. The words range from easy to difficult. The word list is developed from Merriam-Webster’s 11th Collegiate Dictionary and is delivered one month before the June 24 Spelling Bee. This is ample time to study words like: r-a-t-a-t-o-u-i-ll-e or c-a-n-t-a-n-k-e-r-o-u-s. A team consists of three members from a business and may have one alternate. Want to be part of a “friendly

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competition? In 2010, 15 teams participated and more are encouraged to sign up this year. Last year’s winners were: • First-place team: The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties • Second-place team: St. Timothy’s Episcopal

Church • Third-place team: Locust Corner Community Church • Spirit Award: Chatfield College • Costume Award: Workforce

One of Clermont County Materials, books and computer software are just a few of the expenses that are increasing to a point of financial exhaustion and the Literacy Council is a great investment. The proceeds from the Spelling Bee offset the Literacy Council’s mission. It takes a lot of courage to ask the Literacy Council to help you learn to read, and even the simplest of words may seem impossible; but in the end, every student has a victory. I am proud to be part of the solution by helping adults learn to read and in turn help their children and/or grandchildren. Susan Vilardo and Joy Brown run the Literacy Council together, along with dedicated board members and many volunteers. They

Are you afraid of negotiation? I have read many articles about collective bargaining recently, both sides of the argument. Wayne Keirns’ article in the Bethel Journal of March 17th pointed out several things that might have made sense to you. I look at them from another viewpoint. Mr. Keirns claims there are plenty of governmental agencies to take care of workplace safety. The strength of governmental agencies comes and goes with whoever is in office. When Reagan was president many of them were reduced to nothing and could not do their jobs. As a result, there were many deaths across the United States because of dangerous jobs. Mr. Keirns also states people can turn down a job that doesn’t pay what they want. Why can’t business owners and the government continue to negotiate union contracts until they reach an agreement they like? Could it be our government is unwilling to

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negotiate with the unions? Why? If they can’t do their jobs, maybe they need replaced. Mr. Keirns states that he worked in the private sector for 45 Frances Ginn years and earned a good living. I am Community glad to hear that Press guest but did he make a columnist good living because his company paid him and his colleagues well to keep out the union? This happens much of the time because companies know they will have to give up some of their profits, it has nothing to do with the unions putting them out of business. What business owner, government agency, or union in their right mind would negotiate a contract that would put them out of business? Many recent union contracts provide for cuts in work-

ers’ benefits and pay because of the bad economy. It works both ways. When we are in hard times employees take a cut. One of the reasons we lost thousands of jobs to foreign countries is because of the policies of our government. They aggressively sought out businesses and asked them if they wanted to go overseas. They especially targeted plants with unions. It worked, now if people want a job with benefits, it can’t be found. Twenty years from now we will have a bunch of old people who have to continue to work because they have no retirement benefits. It is hard to save for retirement when you only make $10 an hour or less. It is also hard to pay for health insurance or any other kind of insurance with that kind of pay. Yet, that is all people can find today unless they are a doctor or lawyer. Let’s leave the unions alone and put the blame where it belongs – on government or busi-

It takes a lot of courage to ask the Literacy Council to help you learn to read, and even the simplest of words may seem impossible; but in the end, every student has a victory. are devoted and constantly go above and beyond the call of duty. If you would like to support these efforts, you can register a team or make a donation. Call the Literacy Council at 943-3741 for more information. Jimmi McIntosh co-chairs the annual Spelling Bee event. She also supervises the Adult Education programs at the Clermont County Educational Service Center.

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Maverick of Union Township wins ACM award as part of Chris Carr and Company By Kellie Geist-May

Most of us are lucky to win a high school cheerleading trophy or receive recognition for excelling at work, but Union Township resident Jeff Bolen can lay claim to an Academy of Country Music Award. Bolen, also known as Maverick, and the rest of the Chris Carr and Company B-105 morning show won this year’s Academy of Country Music Award for Large Market Personality of the Year. And it all started with a little happenstance. “I filled in with Chris Carr when the hostess was on maternity leave. When they put me, Chris Carr and Jason Statt in a room together, it was like we were long lost fraternity brothers. There’s something about the three of us that just works,” he said. “It was magical.” The music world thinks so, too. The team also has been nominated for two Country Music Association awards and two other Acad-


Jeff Bolen, also known as Maverick on B-105, graduated from Amelia High School in 1975 and lives in Union Township. emy of Country Music Awards. Bolen was 13 when he decided he wanted to work in radio and he attended Ohio University after graduating from Amelia High School in 1975. He worked as a disc jockey at the Lighthouse Limited, worked for stations in Xenia, Fort


Jason Statt, left, and Chris Carr, center, point at long-time B-105 member Jeff Bolen, also known as Maverick. The three traveled to Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, to accept their Academy of Country Music Award.

Wayne, Colorado and spent some time in theater before returning to Cincinnati. Bolen took a job with Bonneville International 15 years ago and has been with B-105 for 13 years. Although his work days are usually spent in the studio, Maverick used to spend his time reporting traffic from the sky – which could be nerve-wracking. “There were some scary days and close calls,” Bolen’s wife Paula Bolen said. “I was always listening to make sure he was still reporting from the air.” Although a name like Maverick is perfect for someone working in an airplane, Bolen said his nickname actually came from the Mel Gibson movie, not Tom Cruise. “When I was hired, there were characters on the air like Black Jack Daniels and Coyote Kim, so we needed something country … Patti

Marshall, the operations director of the radio station, gave me my name,” he said. Being involved in radio has given Bolen an opportunity to be more involved in the community. Chris Carr and Company supports organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati and Holly’s Prom for children with special needs. Bolen, Statt and Carr also are big military supporters. They host a Salute a Soldier segment on the morning show and work with local military groups to collect for Toys for Tots during Camp Carr. “A good majority of our staff are local people and we all have some connection to these events and organizations. We’re a family and we come together to help these organizations,” said Bolen, who was the Grand


Jeff Bolen, also known as Maverick, is part of the Chris Carr and Company morning show on B-105. The group won this year’s Academy of Country Music Award for Large Market Personality of the Year. Bolen graduated from Amelia High School and he and his and his wife Paula Bolen live in Union Township. Marshal of the Amelia Christmas Parade in 2009. “Radio stations are on the air to serve the public, not just to play music or to give you the weather.” Looking back at his career in radio, Bolen said it’s the impact you’re able to make and the people you meet that make his job fun. It doesn’t hurt that Taylor Swift hugged you either. “Taylor Swift is top notch. She is someone who hugs you, thanks you and can’t wait to see you again. When we were nominated for a CMA Award, we got a

personal note from her,” he said. “There are a lot of class acts in country music and Taylor Swift is one who just really impressed me. It was like she came to Cincinnati just to see us.” The Chris Carr family and crew made their way to Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, to attend the ACM Awards. “It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I can’t say enough about Chris Carr. Without him, none of this would be possible,” Bolen said. “They put the three of us together and what came out has been unbelievable.”

Row House Gallery and Custom Framing celebrates 40 years By Kellie Geist-May

When Row House Gallery and Custom Framing first opened, it was a small town craft store. Now the Milford Main Street shop features local, regional and national artists and offers an extensive list of framing services. “We opened as a craft shop in 1971, but some friends of ours – who were wonderful artists – said we should put some of their work up in our shop,” said Betty Meyer, who started the shop with her husband Art. “Then other people came along and … before we knew it, we were a gallery.” About three years after opening, Row House expanded into the framing business and bought the row house next door to the original location. The business has been in the two row houses at 211 Main St. ever since. This year, Row House is celebrating their 40th anniversary. “It took a while to build our business, but it’s been great,” Betty said. Family has helped run the shop through the decades, but if you stop in nowadays, you’re likely to see Betty and her two

Connecting with Row House

Row House Gallery and Custom Framing can be found at 211 Main St. and reached at 831-7230. You also can visit their website at or shop at Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and some Sundays by chance or appointment. Other hours also are available by appointment. Row House also maintains a Facebook page, complete with daily art uploads, and sends email newsletters. To be added to the email list, call or email and put “add me to your email list” in the subject line.


Row House Gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The gallery is owned and operated by Betty Meyer, left, and her daughters Nancy Meyer, center, and Janie Smith. daughters, Janie Smith and Nancy Meyer. “We’ve seen more art in our lifetimes than most people could ever hope to see,” Nancy said. “And we’ve had the opportunity to meet quite a few wonderful artists. We’ve entertained them and they’ve entertained us.” Art at Row House ranges from historical to contemporary and oil to photography.

The gallery also sells prints and has contacts with artists who do commissioned work, especially portraits of children and pets. For those more into functional art, the back room of Row House is home to Lot 34, which opened in 2008 and sells pottery, wood works, glass art, jewelry and more. All of the Lot 34 art is made by artists in Ohio, Kentucky and Indi-

ana. Betty, Nancy and Janie have become staples in historic downtown Milford, not just because of their work, but also their involvement in the community. Row House has sponsored a number of benefit art shows and framing fundraisers for groups and causes including the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, the Drake Planetarium and multiple

animal shelters and rescues. Janie said the community involvement is part of being a good small business. “We do these things to make the community we live in a better place,” she said. Community involvement also has helped spread the word about Row House. “The more you can get involved in the community, the better,” Nancy said. “We can help these organizations while putting ourselves in front of a clientele that may or may not know we exist.” The owners aren’t the only ones with a long history – the buildings themselves have stories. Betty said John Kugler built the two homes for the foreman who worked in the Milford gristmill. Smith said they later served as a hospital during the cholera epidemic and have been named one of the

haunted places in Ohio. Betty said the business started in Milford and has stayed in Milford because she likes the location and the community. “I am so proud of Milford and I think, right now, we have a wonderful group of (businesses) and restaurants here,” she said. Nancy agreed and said those who live nearby need to stop by and get reacquainted with the area. “There are people who live in Milford who think downtown is just a bunch of old boarded up buildings. Downtown has gone through a lot of transitions, but we have a really good mix right now. It amazes me that people don’t know about the businesses we have on Main Street,” she said. “Just stop in.” Betty lives in Miami Township, Janie lives in Milford and Nancy lives in Goshen.



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Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Hand-Painted Floormats, 6:30-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own usable work of art. All materials provided. $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


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


Spring Peepers, 7:30 p.m., Shor Park Nature Trails, 4659 Tealtown Road, Search puddles and ditches for Ohio’s smallest frog. Bring flashlight and be prepared to get feet wet. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Milford.


Volunteers of the Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 8


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. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, Saratoga chips, coleslaw, cottage cheese and apple sauce. Carryout available. Family friendly. $6. 8319876. Milford. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drivethrough available. $1-$12. 683-0105; Loveland. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, 704 Old Ohio 74, Haddock, cod and chicken meals with all homemade side dishes. Dinein or carryout. $8.50. 383-1178. Union Township. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken, shrimp, macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. St. Veronica Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Includes fries and baked fish and shrimp platters, fish sandwiches, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, sides and more. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. $7.50 platters, $4.50 sandwich. 528-1622. Mount Carmel. 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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Dinners include fried cod or shrimp, or baked salmon or tilapia, or cheese pizza. Sides and drinks available. Carryout available. $8, $4 children. 575-0119. Milford.


Board Game Day, 2-4 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Scrabble and variety of board games. All ages welcome. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619; Bethel.


The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m., St. Andrew Parish Center, 560 Main St., This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. $12: $10 Students and Seniors. Presented by Milford Theatre Guilde. 575-9351; Milford.


Lenten Series: You Will Be Transformed, 7:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., “A Dead Man Finds Life: A Conversion Story” with Brian Patrick. Stations of the Cross 7 p.m. Free. 388-4099; Anderson Township.


Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 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. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Includes fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melt, cheese pizza, sides, soup, salad and desserts. Carryout available. $4$9. Presented by Holy Trinity-Batavia. 7322024; Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters, fish sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. Other menu items available. Carryout available. Benefits Veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. $6.75 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.

Senior Coffee Hour: Facebook 101, 10:3011:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Information on how to create a Facebook account and manage privacy settings. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 9

EDUCATION Solo/Recreational Pilot Ground School, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive, Concludes April 10. Covers all aeronautical knowledge items required for solo flight and recreational pilot certification. Includes Sporty’s Complete Flight Solo/Recreational Pilot Training Course on DVD. Ages 18 and up. $245. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 7359500; Batavia Township.

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Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 2-4 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. $40. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Elvis Night with Jo-El, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., All-night movie, music, food specials and music. Family friendly. Free. 943-4637. Amelia.


The Order of the Eastern Star Owensville Chapter No. 370 will present an Easter egg hunt 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Hamer Lodge No. 228 Sixth Masonic District, 270 E. Main St., Owensville. Participants should bring baskets and will collect colorful candy-filled eggs. Registration is at 2:45 p.m. The event is for ages 1 to 10. Cost is free. For more information, call 314-4406. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 0


Country Buffet Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, All-you-can-eat buffet includes coffee and juice. $7. 831-9876. Milford.


Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Under My Feet: Get a little muddy as we dig into the soil to discover what is happening under the ground. Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. $56, $36 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Awareness, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Awareness of Homes in Holes. Story, hike, craft and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 5-6. $56, $36 members for four-part series. Registration required. 8311711. Union Township. Discovery, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Wondrous Wildflowers. Introduction, hike and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 7-9. $56, $36 members per four-part series. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Reading Forest Wildflowers. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $100, $68 members for five-part series. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER The Miracle Worker, 8 p.m., St. Andrew Parish Center, $12: $10 Students and Seniors. 575-9351; Milford.


Adult Co-Rec Soccer, 9 a.m., Clear Creek Park, 6200 Ohio 32, Weekly through June 4. Two divisions available. Ages 18 and up. Family friendly. $480 per team. Registration required by March 23. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.


Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.


Easter Egg Hunt, 3-4 p.m., Hamer Lodge No. 228 Sixth Masonic District, 270 E. Main St., Bring baskets and collect colorful candy-filled eggs. Registration at 2:45 p.m. Ages 1-10. Free. Presented by Order of the Eastern Star Owensville Chapter No. 370. 314-4406. Owensville.


Clavinova Connection Piano Lab Demonstrations, 1 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., All ages. Co-sponsored by CCM Prep and Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 474-3100; Anderson Township. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department Piano and Ballet, 2-3 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., All ages. Demonstration, class and performance featuring dancers in the CCM Prep Ballet Company. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. 474-3100; Anderson Twp.


Spring Wildflower Hike, 1 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Naturalist-guided hike to see early spring wildflowers. Meet at pedestrian bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


The Net, 9 a.m.-noon, Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Musical by King’s Kids and Cherub Choirs. Features children ages 4-12. Free. 831-5500. Milford.


Studio Jewelry Trunk Show, Noon-5 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., New work of glass, polymer clay and metal studio jewelry artists. Includes light refreshments. Benefits Philanthropic Educational Organization. Ages 21 and up. Free. 300-2277; Loveland.

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FOOD & DRINK Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Signature Series. Muga tasting with Joe Clark. $80. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; email; Milford.

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Anime Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Snacks and discussion about movie. Ages 13-18. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


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


Let it Rot Compost Class, 6-7 p.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Introduction to composting and recycling. Free. Registration required. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Hand-Painted Glassware Workshop, 24:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to paint on glass. Choose wine glasses, glass dishes or glass mugs. $35. 683-1581. Symmes Township.


Second Tuesday Book Discussion, 6:30-8 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “Physick Book of Deliverance Dane” by Katherine Howe. 2480700. Milford.


Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 721-2905; Miami Township.


Book Discussion, 2-4 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Call for discussion title. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Check It Out Book Discussion, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, “Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter” by Lisa Patton. Adults. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen.


Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Join naturalist for stories, crafts and chance to explore nature. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia.

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Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., “Genealogical Potpourri” with Karen Everett, instructor in genealogy at the University of Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Open Mic Night, 8 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg. FILE PHOTO

See spectacular spring color with more than 90,000 tulips and spring flowers during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden through April 30. The Tunes & Blooms free concert series kicks off Thursday, April 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., with performances by Magnolia Mountain and the Rubber Knife Gang. Other concerts are Thursdays, April 14, 21, and 28. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, the Southwest Daffodil Society presents its annual daffodil show, “Daffodils in the Treetops.” Zoo Blooms is free with zoo admission, $14, adults; $10, ages 2-12; free under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit


Family Fun Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Theme: It’s Springtime! Stories, crafts, hands-on activities and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 7221221. Goshen.


Know Theatre and Madcap Puppets present “The Dragon,” a new adaptation of an old Russian fairy tale utilizing marionettes that Madcap has constructed. It is appropriate for ages 13 and up. The show runs through May 7, at 1120 Jackson St., downtown. Tickets are $12, advance; $15, the week of the performance. Call 513-300-5669 or visit



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How true is the experience of love at first sight? observes, interprets and tries to d e t e r m i n e whether the arrival of the new thing will be good or bad for us. So, if the Father Lou intellect judges Guntzelman the new object Perspectives will be bad for us in some way, then our will does not choose it. It rejects it instead. If, on the other hand, our intellect judges the new object as good for us, then our will chooses it, likes it, wants it. In reality, however, only time will tell, not just a glance. And if it’s a new person, love is proven only with time and much interpersonal work. We can’t confuse alluring with enduring.

It’s possible to meet a new person and immediately judge them as looking beautiful, handsome, brilliant or sexy at first sight. But our intellect must get to know much more of that person before our will can make that deep committed choice called love. That’s the reason why dating and communicating are so crucial. “Love at first sight” leaves too many unanswered questions. What if the person who, at first sight, seems so intelligent is unable to communicate honestly? What if the person who is so beautiful, rich, and good in bed is also very selfish and conceited? Author Frederick Buechner wrote of a young woman who’s extremely beautiful, but “is in a way crippled by her own beauty because it has meant that she has never had to be loving or human to be loved, but only beautiful.”

Developing crucial aspects of personality can only be learned over time, not at first sight. We marry more than a first impression. Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Such a love can grow stronger as we come to know more of the person. Only the long-married know the true path of love and how tenuous it is to count on love at first sight. “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “That it is work, day labor, God knows there is no other word for it.” The work includes not only the

Clermont recorder rolls out electronic welcome mat “There are lots of exciting things going on in our office, with the goal of making this branch of county government more userfriendly,” said Clermont County Recorder Debbie Clepper. Her office, located on the first floor of the Clermont County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia, is tasked with keeping vital records pertaining to ownership of real estate, land, and to all encumbrances or liens filed. “The most frequent users of our office are title examiners and people who are doing historical or property research. In fact some of them are here so often, someone may think they’re part of our staff,” said Clepper. She is especially proud of the new look for the recorder’s website, More information has been added. There’s an opportunity to file documents online instead of mailing or hand delivering them, fee schedules are posted and there are tips on how to file different types of documents. “You can even sign up for e-mail alerts that can be transmitted to your computer and cell phone,” said Clepper. “This free service is a great way to update our

frequent users of new policies, or if inclement weather, like we had last winter, forces us to close the office for the day.” Clepper also is pooling resources with the auditor’s office by sharing computer space set aside for individuals who come into the office to do research. While e-recording information is still in its infancy locally, she is seeing more and more people rely on it. “It’s safe and secure, and even though the company that manages the site for us charges a fee, it is faster and less costly than paying someone to deliver the documents,” she said. “If there is a problem with a document filed electronically, we can send it back to the person who sent it to us for changes right away. They can make the changes and the filing is complete within a short period of time. A lot of our bigger customers really like this feature.” Clepper said her staff has adapted well to the office upgrades. “It has cut down on the amount of paper we have to handle,” she said. “Citizens who use our services are giving us great feedback on the upgrades. What’s really great is that the services are being upgraded without costing taxpayers additional dollars.”


Clermont Senior Services welcomes new members to its board of trustees. From left are: Mary Ellen Steele-Pierce of Miami Township, Mary Lynne Birck of Union Township, Cyndy Chiaro of Batavia Township, Jackie Osborne of Amelia, Lee Pinkerton of Batavia Township and Rich Wright of Miami Township. Tom Cole of Batavia Township is the new chairman. New board members and Cole will begin their terms in April. PROVIDED

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Though the saying has been bantered for generations, we still can ask, “Is there any truth to love at first sight?” Highly unlikely. Attraction at first sight? Yes. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Positive sexual chemistry at first sight? Yes. But love at first sight? No, not if we take love in its truest sense. Studies say that men more than women think they have experienced love at first sight. In more extended studies, however, this claim becomes questionable. Why not love at first sight? We must keep in mind how we tick. The human mind is divided into intellect and will. The intellect knows and judges. The will chooses and seeks. Love is an act of the will. For example, when we experience something new, the intellect acts first. It gathers information,




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Recipes that are just waiting for spring to arrive I love to see the field next to ours plowed and ready for planting. There’s something about the rich, dark earth being disked up so deeply that connects me to Mother Nature. We’ve just about finished planting the spring greens and veggies in our garden. I planted a nice long row of spinach, salad greens and chard. Next to that are carrots, peas and white onions. (I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and planted a small amount of radishes, beets, more salad greens and peas in the cold frame. They’re up but have a way to go before we can harvest any). We planted Yukon gold, red and baking potatoes last week. Now all we have to do is wait for the weather to warm up (again) to coax them out of the ground, as well. I am going to make Mimi Sinclair’s ziti with the

first batch of spinach that comes up.

and minced garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook one minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally. Yields 2 servings; 335 calories per serving.

Mimi Sinclair’s ziti

Mimi sent this in after I requested recipes for two. It looks so good. Adapted from “Cooking Light.” 4 oz. ziti or other short noodles 1 ⁄2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 ⁄4 teaspoon No-Salt 1 ⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 6 tablespoons fat free half-and-half 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1 cup fresh spinach Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper,

Nana’s creamed peas & nuggets

A “faithful reader” sent this in for moms who are trying to make healthy meals for the little ones. This reminds me of the tuna and peas I used to fix for my kids when they were starting on solid foods. It became a favorite the whole time they were growing up. A good choice since peas provide calcium, vitamin A and C, plus a good boost of iron.

3-4 cups peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste (opt.) Pieces of chicken, tuna, etc. Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in flour and allow to cook for one minute. Slowly add milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper. Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add peas, stir and cook until peas are heated through. Add meat. Serve warm alone or over multigrain toast or rice.

Bok choy with chile and garlic

I can’t remember the name of the fellow who stopped me in the store, asking for a recipe for bok choy. In fact, it was quite a

while ago. This is a delish side dish with or without the red pepper flakes. 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 11⁄2 pounds or so baby bok choy or regular bok choy Red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil to taste Film a skillet with Canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add bok choy, chopped if necessary, and cook until leaves are wilted, about five minutes. Stir in pepper flakes, soy and sesame oil. Toss to combine.

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• Western & Southern’s cafeteria stuffed bell peppers. For Mary Ann, a Delhi reader.

“ D o n ’t know if the meat w a s Rita sausage or Heikenfeld beef, but it w a s Rita’s kitchen ground with a rice mixture in a tomato sauce. A kick to it, maybe like Spanish rice,” she said. Ann remembers them in a steam table pan, lined up with extra tomato sauce. If you have a similar or the original recipe, please share. • Southwestern style meatloaf cooked in oven or crockpot. For Dan, a Northern Kentucky reader. “I would prefer a crockpot recipe but won’t turn down a good meatloaf baked in the oven,” he told me. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

United Way to honor volunteers at April 14 breakfast United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area will present the 2010 Volunteer Recognition awards at a breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday, The following four awards will be presented: • Marty MacVeigh Award is given to an individual or

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organization making a substantial contribution to the success of the Eastern Area, enabling United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Eastern Area to have the greatest impact on accomplishing its mission. The award will be presented to F.I.N.E (Felicity Initiative for Neighborhood Excellence 20/20). • Vision Award is given to an individual or organization demonstrating vision and

leadership resulting in the development, implementation and process improvement of a systemic change plan that aligns with UWGC’s Agenda for Community Impact. The award will be presented to 4C for Children. • Exemplary Service Award is given to an individual or organization receiving United Way investment funds executing program specifications in an exempla-

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Time to plant broccoli, cauliflower played with them. I was 6 years old. It is amazing how these thoughts come back to us. My grandpa saved the train from wrecking after a rain. Below their house there was a high bluff and after a rain the rocks and dirt would cover the train tracks, so Grandpa would flag the train down. In later years when my grandparents were sick and were moving into Jackson, the train stopped in front of their place and loaded all their furniture and them up and moved them to their new home. While working in the carpenter shop here and looking for some books we found the book on the history of Batavia written by Rosanna Hoeberg. The Batavia Sesquicentennial program was in the book and this was July 21 to July 26, 1964. Just think in three more years it will be 200 years old. The cost of the official program was a whopping 15 cents, WOW!! I imagine the library would have the History of Batavia so check one out and read about the changes that have taken place in the

Clermont County, the county seat. These changes the children need to know about, that have taken place in our towns. Last Saturday, Clermont and Highland Granges met at White Oak Valley Grange at Mowrystown to do the degree work of the Grange. There are four degrees for the Subordinate Grange. There were three degrees done in the morning, then a recess and all enjoyed a covered dish meal. After the meal the fourth degree was done. That was a wonderful day when the Grange degree work is done. The degrees are taken from the Bible, representing the seasons of the year. On the farm all the Grangers enjoy this work and getting together with other Grangers and of course the good food. The weather is starting to warm up so get onions, radishes, spinach, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli started with the plants in the ground. The Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses have all kinds of plants and seeds, as do other places.

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pre-registration is helpful. If you have an interest, call Pam at 536-4038. The time spent on learning ways to cope will help you deal with the strains of caregiving and help you continue to enjoy the relationship you have established with your loved one. Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning at Clermont Senior Services.

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with it. The group meets for the first time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, and the third Tuesday of every month following that at the Clermont Senior Services office at 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive in Batavia, just across the parking lot from the YMCA. The husband of one of our Adult Day customers said that because his wife attends the Welcome Center, he has time to clean, cook, make appointments and even do a little part-time work at home. He said there would be no way for him to carry on without the Adult Day Program; and he is looking forward to attending the new support group. Some of the reasons he plans to attend are the opportunity to share experiences, learn some tips on handing difficult situations and share some of his feelings and frustrations with people who live in similar situations. He said no one truly knows what it’s like – not even his children who are very caring and supportive. This support group is open to anyone caring for and/or making decisions for an older adult living in Clermont County. There is no charge for participation, but

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Caregiver support group can help People tend to think that most elderly people live in nursing homes. According to Linda Breytspraak of the Center on Aging Studies at the University of MissouriKansa City, only about 4.2 percent of Americans 65 and older occupy nursing homes at any given time. This means that many frail older adults live at home and require a certain amount of assisted care from someone else. Often the care of elderly parents rests on the adult children. Most children accept this responsibility willingly, even though they have not had much respite between the tasks of child rearing and caregiving of parents. Caring for a spouse is especially difficult. Caregiving 24/7 is a level of commitment that people cannot understand unless they experience it. Many times the well spouse neglects his or her own health, and in fact, elderly caregivers have a 63 percent higher mortality rate than non-caregivers of the same age. Being a caregiver to an elderly, frail loved one can bring on a level of stress never felt before. What can caregivers do in the face of all these demands? First,

and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


weather plants. Now with spring getting here the honey bees will start to If George swarm. you have Rooks any swarms Ole or hear of please Fisherman any give us a call. We will come and get them. Our phone number is 7346980. I have been checking ours and the three hives seem to be doing good. They have been bringing in pollen. We were watching a program on television last week and the children were playing with hoops. These are round like a wheel. This got me to thinking about the time we were down to my grandparents in Kentucky. My Mom, Dad, brother and I went down to Jackson, Kentucky. We rode the train and after the stop we walked a mile to my grandparents house. There was no vehicle roads there, only the train tracks. My uncle James had a couple hoops and we


Howdy folks, Last week we rebuilt two of our raised beds that had rotted out. While working on one of them Ruth Ann said look at the three parsnip plants. We planted parsnips last year and some of them came up. We pulled the ones that were big enough and ate them. The three plants that are there, the seed had to be in the ground all winter. Then came up this spring. We have never had that before. We like parsnips especially during the winter. The winter of 19771978 when we had the big snow, one day when I came in from work, Ruth Ann asked me if I knew where the parsnips were in the garden. I took a shovel and pick and found them under 15 inches of snow. I dug some for supper. Boy were they good. They need to be in the ground during cold weather to make them extra good and sweet. After the raised beds were rebuilt we set out 24 broccoli plants and 24 cauliflower plants. They look good during this colder weather. They are cold



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RELIGION The Athenaeum

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


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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 Sunday School....9:30AM Sunday Worship....10:45AM Childrens Church & Nursery Avail Wednesday Prayer Service & Youth Meeting....7:00PM Nursery & Children’s Activities




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

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


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

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

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor



Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140


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

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

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


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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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

9:30am 10:30am

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible


Belfast United Methodist Church


7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115


Owensville United Methodist Church


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

Come visit us at the

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

Amelia United Methodist Church



You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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


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

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


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

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


Trinity United Methodist

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis

Something for children at each service

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM


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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)


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


Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor

WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 Pastor Tim McGlone Service Schedule Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Youth Service 7:00pm Saturday Service 7:00pm

Bethel Nazarene Church

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301


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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

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


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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

The Athenaeum of Ohio's Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP), sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is now interviewing for admission to classes beginning in the fall. Classes will meet in Cincinnati at the Athenaeum main campus and the Pilarczyk Center in Dayton. Studies include scripture, doctrine, moral theology, Church history, sacramental theology and spiritual formation. Participants are grounded in Catholic doctrine, formed as faithful disciples and engaged in the mission of the Church. The program is designed for busy adult learners with classes on Saturdays and weeknight evenings. For more information or to schedule an interview, call 513-231-1200. In Dayton, call 937-277-0116.

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Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

Belfast United Methodist Church members are hosting a Spring Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Items include baked goods, as well clothes, household items, books, knickknacks, and other surprises. Proceeds benefit the Youth Sum-

mer Camp Fund. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is having its Resurrection Day Services on Sunday, April 24, at the church. The sunrise service will be at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast following at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages will be at 9:30 a.m., and the Resurrection Day Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Call the church for information. The church is at 937 Old Ohio 74; 753-8223.

Holy Trinity Church

The church is having a fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m., every Friday through April 15. Menu items include fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melts, with cheese pizza, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids. Dinner is from $4 to $9.50, and includes sides, hushpuppies and drink. There are a variety of sides, soup, salad and desserts. The event is dine in or carry out. For more information, visit The church is at 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia; 732-2024.

Plant sale to help native environment The Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a variety of native seedlings and ground covers as part of the 2011 Clermont Conservation Plant Sale, including sugar maples, river birch, spicebush, and eastern white pine trees. “Non-native plants require more maintenance and resources to thrive,” said Susie Steffensen with the conservation district. “Once they are established, native plants require little or no maintenance, fertilizer or extra water. These are all things that can save you time and money.” Orders for the seedlings and groundcovers will be taken through Friday, April 8. Orders also are available for bird feeders, compost bins and rain barrels. The order form can be downloaded at www.cler- or call 7327075. Some supplies are limited. “Gardens made up of non-native plants are contributing to a decline in habitat and natural resources needed for our insects, birds and other wildlife,” said Steffensen. “A large number of insects rely exclusively on native plants for food and habitat. Fewer bugs and the decline in habitat are causing up to a 10 percent reduction in our songbird population each year. Without food and shelter, some bird species could face extinction.” Pick up for prepaid 2011 Clermont Conservation Plant Sale items is between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville.

Don’t let bed bugs bite By now, you’ve probably heard that some news agencies call Cincinnati the “Bed Bug Capital of America.” Is the problem really that bad locally? “I don’t think so,” said Julianne Nesbit, assistant Clermont County health commissioner. “The problem does exist in our area, but it isn’t what I would call a major problem.” She said bed bug reports have been pretty steady in recent years. “They have been reported in schools, businesses, hotels, motels and homes. These bugs are hitchhikers, hopping rides on clothing and second-hand furniture, and in other places occupied by people. Females can lay up to 12 eggs a day. They survive by drinking our blood.” In 2010, 64 residential bug complaints have been logged at the Clermont County General Health District. According to the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force, bed bugs are tiny parasites, brown in color, flat and onequarter-inch long. “The bugs hate light, so they feed on people at night, generally while they are sleeping,” said Nesbit. “Their bites itch, but do not spread disease. While they can live in any area, they are generally found in the bedroom, so check mattress seams, behind bed

boards, in dresser drawers and where carpeting joins the wall for signs of the bugs. Blood spots on sheets or mattresses, visible bugs, their skeletons, or eggs and a sweet but musty smell are all signs that you could have a problem and should call in an exterminator immediately.” The Bed Bug Task Force reports that using a household bug bomb can actually result in the bugs scattering and making the situation worse. How can you prevent bed bugs from invading your home? Nesbit said that used mattresses should be avoided and second hand clothing should be placed in a sealed bag until they can be washed and dried in a hot setting for 15 to 20 minutes. “When staying at a hotel, make sure you check the room thoroughly, before bringing in your luggage,” she said. “If you are a renter, notify your landlord immediately after spotting them. If they refuse to treat, you can file a complaint with the health district.” For more about bed bugs, visit the Clermont County General Health District website at www.Clermont and click on “Bed Bugs” under the Hot Topics tab or visit the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force website at www.Central


April 6, 2011



BUSINESS NOTES Howell Rehab Center opens in Miami Twp.

The Howell Rehab Center has opened a third location in the Miami Township/Milford area. The new center is in The Mulberry Square Shopping Center on Ohio 28. The center offers outpatient physical, aquatic and cold laser therapies, and specializes in rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports medicine-related injuries. The Howell Rehab Center’s founder Alan Howell, PT, ATC, SCS has international experience and has been practicing physical therapy locally for more than 30 years. He is contracting with his colleague of more than 20 years, Jeffrey A. Angeline, MEd, PT, ATC, (through Angeline Physical Therapy, LLC), to manage and operate this new location. Howell Rehab is well known in the rehabilitation community for its ability to achieve outstanding outcomes. The focus of its skilled staff members is to develop individualized care plans specific to patient’s needs and to provide superior customer service. Howell offers both early and late appointment times to fit around a patient’s busy schedule. Howell is accepted by most insurance plans, and can accept a prescription from any physician. A physician’s prescription is usually not required for insurance to cover Howell’s services. However, if a patient has seen a physician, Howell will gladly

work with him/her to ensure the best possible treatment outcome. For anyone in need of physical therapy after an injury or surgery in or near the Miami Township/Milford area, contact Jeff at 513575-PTPT (7878) or m for an appointment. For those in the central area of Cincinnati, call the Howell Pleasant Ridge location at 513-618-7878, and on the west side contact the Howell Delhi location at 513-922-5600.

Blue Chip Cookies opens in Miami Twp.

There’s something sweet and new now available in the Loveland-Milford area with the grand opening of the newest Blue Chip Cookies franchise in Miami Township. Owners Tim and Michelle Wade of Loveland had a weekend of festivities Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3, to celebrate their new store. The official ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony was April 2. Located in the retail development near the new Kroger at Branch Hill-Guinea Pike and Loveland-Miamiville Road, the new location, at 6415 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, is near the UDF and Mama Vita’s restaurant. Blue Chip Cookies, known for its fresh-baked cookies, features more than 25 varieties baked on the premises, in addition to handmade gelato and sorbetto, plus a line of sandwiches ranging from breakfast sandwiches to lunch

and dinner sandwiches on pretzel bread. The Miami Township store will add new outside seating as warmer weather arrives, along with expanded evening hours. For more information, including business hours, call Blue Chip Cookies at 583-0682 or visit the store on Facebook at

Jerry’s Cheesecakes has a new owner

Doyle R. Shea purchased Jerry’s Cheesecakes earlier this year and wants the community to know it’s the same cheesecake that many have known for years with some additions. Shea has been getting to know the people who come into the shop day in and out. “I’ve had a number of warm welcomes to the neighborhood.” Many ask about his plans for the business. He is offering extended hours, an updated website, increased community involvement, waved delivery fees to any restaurant or business, additions to the staff and affordable shipping. And, Jerry’s Cheesecakes now offers organic cakes. Also, new flavors and sizes have been added to the menu, including keylime. He also said the prices have not changed. “We have a lot of new and exciting stuff going on in the oven,” he said. The business is at 1149 Ohio 131, just around the corner from the intersection with Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill

Road. Call 248-1935 for more information. Visit m. Jerry’s Cheesecakes is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Donohoo, Cupp & Beck help service personnel

Donovan L. Donohoo Jr. CPA, and Christie Imfeld, CPA, recently participated in a program sponsored by the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants to provide at no cost income tax preparation services to families of service personnel serving overseas. The wife of Sgt. Jared Hanefeld said, “I was put in contact with Donohoo, Cupp & Beck through the ‘Operation CPA’ initiative. I was very touched by their generosity to provide their services to my family on a volunteer basis as my husband is currently serving in Afghanistan on his third deployment with the Ohio National Guard. We greatly appreciate all that they have done for us.” The staff at Donohoo, Cupp & Beck said they are grateful to the servicemen and women who have made and are making sacrifices for this country. Participating in “Operation CPA” is one small way the firm is able to show appreciation for their efforts.

Milford business earns honors

Clermont County Equipment, a Cub Cadet dealer located in Milford, has been


Ruth Roehm, Milford, addition, 5206 Woodtop, Goshen Township. Jackson Construction, Goshen, alter, 1609 Fay Road, Goshen Township, $28,500. Tri-State Construction, Goshen, new, 5201 Locust St., Jackson Township, $119,000. Summit Custom Homebuilders, Lebanon, addition, 6580 Trailwoods Drive, Miami Township, $40,000. Joe Jones Home Improvements, Florence, Ky., addition, 6216 Tanglewood, Miami Township, $33,000. Kathleen Taylor, Milford, alter, 1177 Emily Drive, Miami Township, $15,000. Kent Hodson, Liberty Township, alter, 5644 McCormick Trail, Miami Township $28,000. James Brock, Milford, pool, 6065 Jerry Lee, Miami Township. The Schnicke Co., Loveland, alter, 1448 Nauticus Cove, Miami Township, $30,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 820 Briar Cove, Miami Township. BTR Builders, Felicity, pole barn, 6341 Hickorybark, Miami Township, $10,000. Residential Renewal, Batavia, alter, 265 N. Broadway, Owensville Village, $25,000.

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recognized as one of the top 80 Cub Cadet independent retailers in the U.S. The local business will receive recognition at this year’s Cub Cadet incentive trip to the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii. The business has been a Cub Cadet member for 43 years.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Milford will accept sealed bids for: ROOF REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT For MILFORD MUNICIPAL BUILDING Located at 745 CENTER STREET CONTRACT NO. B-2011-1 Including all incidental work and appurtenances under Contract No. B-2011-1, as part of the City of Milford Municipal Building Improvements. All bids must be properly labeled and received at the offices of the City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 until 11:00 A.M. Local Time on April 14, 2011 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work under Contract No. B-2011-1 is generally defined as removal of existing roof, materials, equipment and installation of new roof including all incidental and necessary appurtenances. The City expects to award and to proceed with the work under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance of the bids, with completion of the total work within 30 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Contract Documents may be examined weekdays between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM at the City of Milford Municipal Building, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, OH 45150. Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained at the City Administration Building located at 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 upon payment of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each complete set, none of which is refundable. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than 30 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on April 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at 745 Center Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. No Bidder may withdraw the bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening thereof. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Clermont County and Milford, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wages and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239. March 2011 Date Loretta E. Rokey City Manager, City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, Ohio 45150 1001629374 LEGAL NOTICE Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals Applicant: Christopher Derickson Case: C-1 2011


Cornwell Construction & Electric, Goshen, alter, 2845 Jackson Pike, Jackson Township. Mark Ayer, Cincinnati, alter-Simply Power Yoga, 732 Middleton Way, Miami Township. Apple Orchard, Southfield, MI., HVAC, 969 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Icon Solar Power, Cincinnati, alter, 936 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $141,277. Valley Refrigeration Service, Cincinnati, alter, 1067 Ohio 28, Miami Township.

The Pierce Township Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 6:30 P.M. at the Pierce Township Hall, 950 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245.

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The purpose of the hearing is to consider the application of Christopher Derickson who is requesting a variance for the minimum required square footage of a new home in Pierce Township. The township Zoning Resolution requires a minimum of 1,600 sq ft for a new home. Potterhill Homes is a possible builder for the 18 lots in Locust Lake Estates that Mr. Derickson owns and they are asking that the minimum square footage be reduced to 1,200 square feet. Not being able to offer all of their plans would possibly reduce the success of the community. The property where they are requesting the variance is on parcels 28-28-07C-156 through 28-2807C-174 as shown on the Clermont County Tax Maps. All interested parties are invited to attend the hearing. Mike Phelps Chairperson







April 6, 2011


disorderly conduct

Evan A. Bugge, 33, 6122 Bramble Ave., violation of protection order, March 15. Ryan P. Bitzer, 26, 691 Woodgate Road, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 16. Sarah N. Young, 26, 5038 Lindsey, falsification, drug instrument, open container, March 16. Robert D. Young, 51, 5038 Lindsey, driving under influence, March 16. Ronda R. Gerard, 46, 1060 Cooks Crossing No. 6, disorderly conduct, March 16. Lacy A. Glass, 24, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 275, theft, March 17. Daniel S. Abner, 24, 1510 Arrowhead Trail, theft, March 18. Rashon Cheatham, 24, 5700 Longfield, disorderly conduct, March 18. Tony L. Curless, 20, 3894 Magnolia Drive, underage consumption, March 18. Eric M. Moore, 27, 969 Ohio 28 No. 130, resisting arrest, driving under influence, drug possession, drug paraphernalia, March 19. Caitlin S. Meyers, 20, 6740 Cattail Court, underage consumption, March 20. Kaitlin A. Alexander, 20, 6579 Black Forest, underage consumption, March 20. Darrick Chambers, 21, 6601 Paxton Guinea, warrant service, March 20. Laura J. Jeffers, 38, 1595 Ohio 131, domestic violence, March 20.

Domestic violence


Incidents/investigations Burglary

Money taken from wallet; $76 at 422 Walnut Grove, March 16. Female reported this offense at 5867 Whitegate Court, March 17. Handgun taken; $1,300 at 1179 Brightwater No. 3, March 18.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 6520 Branch Hill Miamiville, March 16. Window screen damaged at 6750 Epworth, March 18.

Criminal trespass,









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Two non-students trespassed in Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, March 16.

High at 1 Eagles Way, March 20. Wallet reported missing at 992 Caribou Run, March 16.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 5718 Buckwheat, March 15.

Male stated debit card used with no authorization; $736 loss at 5897 Meadow Lark, March 21.


Impersonating police officer

Female reported this offense at 6700 block of Little River Lane, March 16.


Male was threatened at 6207 Melody Lane, March 17.


Laptop computer, purse, etc. taken from vehicle; $760 at 5662 Dry Run, March 15. Laptop computer taken; $400 at 1185 Brightwater No. 2, March 15. Cash taken from register at Arby’s; $194.24 at Ohio 28, March 15. Cash taken from vehicle; $420 at 5715 Mellie Ave., March 16. Cigarettes and monies taken from vehicle at 6280 Council Ridge, March 16. Purse taken from vehicle at Kroger at 1093 Ohio 28, March 16. Medication taken at 6721 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 17. Merchandise taken from Circle K; $3.38 at Ohio 28, March 17. Cellphone taken at 1152 S. Timbercreek, March 17. Money obtained by deception, reported at Trali’s Sports Lounge; $340 loss at Loveland Miamiville Road, March 17. Diamond ring taken from desk at International Paper; $1,300 at TriRidge Blvd., March 17. Bar tab not paid at Pete’s Bar; $191 at Ohio 28, March 18. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5708 Blue Spruce Drive, March 18. Jewelry taken from Meijer; $50 at Ohio 28, March 18. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Branch Hill Guinea Road, March 18. Gasoline not paid for at BP; $15 at Ohio 131, March 19. Wallet taken from vehicle at Milford



At Kelley Lane, March 20.



Mary E. Castellini, 47, 581 Dorgene, warrant, March 22. Philip W. Dolby, 21, 285 Woodyard Drive, recited, March 27. Nicole L. Dople, 29, 2115 Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, March 22. Nicole L. Dople, 29, 2115 Oakbrook Place, theft, March 26. Caitlin M. Dubois, 21, 204 Bradford Drive, recited, March 25. Justin L. Harris, 32, 13 Kenny Court, recited, March 23. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, March 21. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, March 26. Terrell S. Jenkins, 32, 927 Mohawk Trail No. 5, warrant, abduction, domestic violence, unauthorized use of vehicle, assault, March 24. Christopher M. Miller, 23, 404 Cemetery Road, recited, March 23. Britt A. Sheets, 28, 70 Glendale Milford Road, contempt of court, March 27. Dale L. Sweet, 32, 902 Valleybrook Drive, warrant, March 25. Angel Swinger, 33, 707 Commons Drive, complicity, March 24. Yirga Tesfai, 31, 3709 Drake Ave., recited, March 26.

747 Pasadena Ave., March 21. Golf clubs taken from vehicle at 12 Choctaw Lane, March 22. AC unit taken at 46 Powhatton Drive, March 23. AC unit taken from Loveland Pediatric at 703 Ohio 28B, March 23. Vehicle taken at 1059 Main St., March 24. Unlisted items taken at 47 Clertoma Drive, March 25. DVDs taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, March 26. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, March 27.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct. Michael Fagin, 29, 931 6th Ave., marijuana possession. Mary Atwood, 46, 6703 Pin Oak Drive, domestic violence.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 6585 Goshen Road, March 16.

Criminal damage

At 6477 Snider Road, March 8. At 6605 Oakland, March 16. At 6835 Oakland, March 17.


At 1600 Ohio 28, March 12. At 6707 Goshen Road, March 11. At 1600 Ohio 28, March 18. At 264 Patrick Lane, March 15.



At 1569 Ohio 28 No. 2, March 6. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 283, March 7. At 6756 Goshen Road, March 12. At 1856 Woodville Pike, March 14. At 7135 Thompson, March 15. At 6809 Bunkerwood Drive, March 17. At 72 Barmil, March 18. At 8 Park Ave., March 18.

Domestic violence

At area of Ohio 48 at Rolling Knoll, March 14.

Incidents/investigations Criminal simulation

Male received counterfeit money at 903 Mohawk Trail, March 27. At 864 Garfield Ave., March 24. At 601 Edgecombe Drive, March 26.

At Oakbrook Place, March 21. At Mohawk Trail, March 23. At Edgecombe Drive, March 24. At Main Street, March 26.


Unlisted items taken from vehicle at

Domestic violence


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 185, March 8. At 1517 Ohio 28, March 8.

Identity fraud

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 368, March 7. At 1008 Country Lake, March 9.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 275, March 17.

Misuse of credit card

At 6351 Belfast, March 9.

Passing bad check

At 1723 Ohio 28, March 15.


At 421 Windsor Lane, March 13. At 127 Park Ave., March 14. At 7072 Hill Station, March 14. At 6067 Ohio 132, March 15. At 6613 Goshen Road, March 16. At 1317 Cross Creek, March 16. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 117, March 7. At 6474 Ohio 132, March 8. At 3 Park Ave., March 9.

Unauthorized use of vehicle

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 275, March 17.


At 1513 Ohio 28 No. A, March 19.


Jeff Young, 48, 806 Townscapes Court, Loveland, forgery, theft at 2161 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, March 23. Rhondadee E. Myers, 53, 5780 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, domestic violence at 5780 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, March 22. James F. Bragg, 31, 1597 Blue Sky Park, Williamsburg, possessing drug abuse instruments at 111 E. Main St., Owensville, March 25. Tara R Wilson, 24, 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen, criminal trespass at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 26. Frank Boatrite, 37, 901 Cherry St., Blanchester, burglary at 3634 Lucas Road, Goshen, Jan. 6. Todd L. Burkhart, 28, 10713 Collens Riley Road, Blanchester, burglary at 3634 Lucas Road, Goshen, March 15. Deanna Hollon, 30, 200 Ohio Ave., Trenton, theft at 6305 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, March 18. Harold Grosnickle, 36, 6563 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, violate protection order or consent agreement at 3165 Ohio 131,

Batavia, March 17. Betty J. Griffin, 67, 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, obstructing justice - harboring at 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, March 19. Stephanie M. Harmon, 39, 1868 Ohio 131, Goshen, obstructing justice harboring at 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, March 19.

Incidents/investigations Assault

At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, March 18. At 2535 U.S 50, Batavia, March 23. At 5313 Benton Road, Batavia, March 25.

Breaking and entering

At 2234 Bauer Road, Batavia, March 25. At 6323 Roudebush Road, Goshen, March 26.


At 3634 Lucas Road, Goshen, Dec. 27.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 6160 Ohio 727, Goshen, March 25. At 6323 Roudebush Road, Goshen, March 26. At 6365 Ohio 727, Goshen, March 22.

Domestic violence

At Number 9 Road, Blanchester, March 27. At Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, March 21.

Identity fraud

At 2670 Cedarville Road, Goshen, March 25.

Misuse of credit card

At 6305 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, March 14.

Obstructing justice - harboring

At 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, March 19.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 111 E. Main St., Owensville, March 25.


At 1848 Ohio 131, Milford, March 27. At 4937 Ohio 276, Batavia, March 26. At 6365 Ohio 727, Goshen, March 22. At 6305 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, March 14. At 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, March 19.


At 6910 Johnson Road, Goshen, March 18.

DEATHS Joe Marlatt

Joe Marlatt, 75, of Miami Township died March 21. Survived by wife, Norma Fisher Marlatt; children, Bruce (Christine) Marlatt, Ken (Mary) Marlatt and Kris (Tom) Tripp; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Jerry Marlatt and Sharlene Roger. Services were March 25 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials

to: Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, Milford, OH 45150.

Milton Louis Rooms

Milton Louis Rooms, 87, of Miami Township died March 25. Survived by wife, Bee Morton Rooms; children, Jerald (Betty) Rooms and Bonnie (Ken) Hopper; stepchildren, Barbara Stamper, Terri Winter and Chris (Becky) Richter;

and numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, other family members and friends. Services were March 31 at First Baptist Church of Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Bearing Precious Seeds, 1369 Woodville Pike, Milford, OH 45150.

Robert Jerome Velten

Robert Jerome Velten, 73, of Mil-

ford died March 25. Survived by wife, Janet J. Gundler Velten; children, Michael (Karla) Velten, Matt (Pati) Velten, Julie (Andy) Ebel and Amy (John) Hurlburt; grandchildren, Thomas, Emily, Joseph, Maria, Tori, Jake and Madison Velten, Katie and Nick Hager and Haley and Anna Hurlburt; and sister, Nancy Velten. Services were April 1 at St. Andrew Church. Memorials to: St.

Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.

William T. Walters

William Thomas Walters, 70, of Goshen died March 29. Survived by wife, Elsie Montgomery Walters; siblings, Wilma Sue (Jim) Pennington, Wallace Tracy “Butch” Walters and Gary Lee (Shellie) Walters; siblings-in-law, Morris

(Sarah) Montgomery and Agnes (Gary) Barnard; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son, William Edward Walters; parents, Tracy Walters and Opal Lee Covey Walters; and siblings, Herschel Ray Walters, Arthur Douglas Walters and Lois Ann Walters. Services were April 1 at Springvale Baptist Church.

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


6496 Charles Snider Road, Bank of New York, as trustee to Tristate Holdings LLC, 3.7500 acre, $43,000. 6496 Charles Snider Road, Tristate Holdings LLC to John Mitchell, 3.7500 acre, $49,900. 7236 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Roland & Paula Griffie, 0.5730 acre, $32,000. 5980 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Dennis Baylor, 0.1380 acre, $104,090. 5958 Marsh Circle, Self Help Ventures Fund to Tristate Holdings LLC, 0.1100 acre, $70,000. 5958 Marsh Circle, Tristate Holdings LLC to Old Mill Enterprises LLC, 0.1100 acre, $78,000. 5977 Marsh Circle, Indiana Properties Network LLC to Aurora Loan Services LLC, 0.1210 acre, $70,000. 5978 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Danielle Fultz & Stephen Ventus, 0.1540 acre, $148,940. 1236 O'Bannon Creek Lane, Chad & Julie Stone to Steven & Karen

Veronica Federle demonstrates dog obedience at a talent show the members of the Wonders of the World 4-H Club performed for the residents of SEM Haven nursing home in Milford recently. PROVIDED

Skarda, 0.5390 acre, $342,500. 1529 Quarter Horse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to James Slaughter, $105,000. 1527 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Michael & Annette Meador, 0.0750 acre, $99,995. 1401 Stella Drive, John Fenner, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA trustee, $50,000. 5209 Woodtop Drive, Garnet Graham to James & Elizabeth Prewitt, 0.3160 acre, $127,000. 1516 Dorset Way, Magdalena & Akera Akalanana to Nathan Marshall, 0.1920 acre, $122,000. Gibbs Road, Ronald & Deborah Beetz to Gregory & Belinda Geier, $6,000. 6033 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to John & Mary Travinsky, $103,415. 10948 Ohio 132, Tina McKee to Ashley Doran & William Daniels, $100. 1511 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Frank Kudlac III, $104,995.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP Burdsall Road, Timothy Ross & Andrew Barnes to Miranda & Adam Ross, 8.0010 acre, $17,500.

5304 Glancy Corner Marathon Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Kyle & Samantha Cribbet, 2.7360 acre, $99,500. 3834 Main St., The Huntington National Bank to David & Betty Dale, 1.2400 acre, $15,000. 5712 Marathon Edenton Road, Monica Rhoten to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 5.3900 acre, $73,334. Lot 17 Monterey Farm Road, Kevin & Sandra Rogers to Cayenne Holdings LLC, 5.0950 acre, $16,670.


1004 Birdhaven Way No. 302, Edward & Marjorie Beckett to Roslyn Miller, $146,000. 6720 Deerview Drive, Megan Sweeney & Charles Blood Jr. to Charles & Daneen Van Hyning, 0.7020 acre, $377,500. 6062 Delfair Lane, Rebecca & Victor Encinias to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 0.1650 acre, $100,000. 1406 Emerson Lane, HSBC Bank USA NA, as trustee to Kevin & Kimberly Bush, 1.0560 acre, $44,300. 1104 Heritage Lane, Roslyn Miller to Rose & Heinrich Wagner,

$166,000. 6743 Miami Woods Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Caroline & Patrick Ward, $272,000. Ridgeview Acres Lot 11, Doug & Wendy Matthews to Frank Kovacs, et al., 0.4590 acre, $15,000. 1233 Ridgewood Drive, Thomas & Carol Tracy to Steven & Meredith Allain, 0.4670 acre, $425,000. 1099 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR Inc., $55,000. Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Douglas & Wendy Matthews to Frank & Laura Kovacs, 5.0000 acre, $15,000. 5668 Colonial Drive, Jonna Downs to Miranda Brown, $123,900. 1655 Fairway Crest, Timothy & Nancy Brown to Mark & Karalee Pottebaum, 0.5100 acre, $425,000. 5554 Falling Wood Court, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR Inc., 0.4223 acre, $40,000. 1473 Foxtale Court, Karen & Edward Dumont to John & Heather Vollmer, 0.3820 acre, $170,000. 1560 Georgetown Road, Richard & Vicki Nuchols to Jeremy Nissen, 0.4800 acre, $285,000. 1485 Greytone Lane, James Metz to Mark Ford, $470,000. 5810 Karen Drive, Eagle Properties LLC to Mary Jane Stumpf, $118,000.

744 McClelland Road, Amanda Morrison to Aimee & Robert Gruber, 4.6400 acre, $330,000. 6745 Miami Woods Drive, Christopher & Joy Hermiller to Autumn & Joshua Kruse, $370,000. 1235 Ridgewood Drive, Patrick & Linda Crucitt to James & Cecilia Collins, 0.6890 acre, $365,000. 6359 South Devonshire Drive, Mark Dexter to Steven Schrader, $233,000. Lot 7 Timber Trail, Kenneth Mathys, successor trustee to Donna Kimmey, 0.7100 acre, $5,000. 1684 Wilderness Ridge, Scott & Tamara Puckett to Larry & Barbara Patterson, 1.1340 acre, $204,500. 5655 Wittmer Estates Drive, Robert Lucke Homes Inc. to Rajesh & Parveen Sharma, 0.5100 acre, $490,000.


Edgecomb Road, Edgecomb Garden Apartments Ltd. to DMG Rentals 9 LLC, $1,500,000. 325 Miami Lakes Drive, Jean & Earl Cramer Jr. to Jody Horan, $225,000. 3 Choctaw Lane, Josh Shaffer to Steven Mitsui, $115,500. 790 Main St., MCD-RC OH-Milford

LLC to Viking Partners Milford LLC, 7.2980 acre, $1,950,000. 824 Main Street, MCD-RC OH-Milford LLC to Viking Partners Milford LLC, 5.6380 acre, $1,500,000.

STONELICK TOWNSHIP 2262 Wilshire Circle, Mary Waters, et al. to John Smedley, $1,000. 2293 Wilshire Circle, Robert & Jenifer Dell to Othia & Gerrard Wagner, 0.5120 acre, $119,000. 2694 Bergen Road, Brenda Joyce Horton to Kevin & Elizabeth Jones, $34,000. 1977 U.S. Route 50, Nicolle & Matthew Moore to William & Linda Apgar, 1.2170 acre, $149,000.


6003 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Hayes Custom Homes LLC to Joseph Brown, 2.0100 acre, $12,900. 3207 Ohio 131, Jacqueline Mathews to Virginia Butcher & Laura McRoberts, 1.7800 acre, $84,900. Lot 11 Deer Run Road, James Clark to Kenneth & Megan Thomas, $33,000. Lot 12 Deer Run Road, James Clark to Rhea Erickson, $35,000.

4-Hers perform talent show for Milford seniors The members of the Wonders of the World (WOW) 4-H Club March 19 performed a talent show for the residents of the SEM Haven nursing home in Milford. The club needed a service project so Janet Vandegrift, the club adviser, suggested a talent show for a care facility. The program included: Theresa Ruwe playing the

piano; Lucy and Amy Friemoth singing; Sara Friemoth showing and talking about her rabbits; Abe Mancino playing guitar; Amy Friemoth dancing the highland fling; Maria Ruwe playing piano; Ella Mancino playing violin; Janey Vandegrift singing, Anna Vandegrift piano accompaniment; Veronica Federle demonstrating dog obedience with her dog Lucy; Michael

Ruwe singing; Eva Vandegrift playing the piano; Ricky Vandegrift playing harmonica; Bella Ford reciting her own poetry; and Rich Vandegrift on a Native American flute. The club had lots of fun performing this talent show as a service project. The residents were attentive and cheered often. Submitted by Lucy Friemoth, club member

In the courts Filings

Darrell Sizemore vs. Extendicare Health Services Inc. and Administrator Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, worker’s compensation Thomas S. Patterson vs. Aqua Marine LLC and Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation Larry D. Vanhook vs. Forger Ceilings Inc. dba Forder Walls and Ceiling, et al., worker’s compensation Commons of Eastgate Condominium Unit vs. Vince Egbers, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. James Doughman, foreclosure American General Home Equity Inc. vs. Fred M. Weber, et al., foreclosure Cranberry Financial LLC vs. Andrew P. Morgan, et al., foreclosure Common Eastgate Condominium Unit Owners vs. David Jay Hartman, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Chyrl Larbes, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Vicki G. Acord, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Julie Humphries, et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank NA vs. David W. Miller, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Brian M. Parmertor, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert Gruenwald, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jaime Kruse, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Ken Stringer Inc., et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Ken Stringer Inc., et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Ken Stringer Inc., et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Ken Stringer Inc., et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Larry Sponsler and Fifth Third Bank, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Annette Cassidy, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert P. Goldbach, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Virgil Keith Foster, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank vs. Daniel Tyler, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Rhonda L. Krusling, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Vicki L. Knepfle, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. William T. Rabe and Joy E. Rabe, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Annette A. Zimmerman and Garrard H. Zimmerman, foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. David C. Bowman, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Daniel Barker, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Peter John Haussler, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Karen Lynn Grossnickle and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Tina M. Jackson, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Anthony N. Rodriguez and Jessica G. Rodriguez, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Stewart R. Van Over, et al., foreclosure Financial Freedom Acquisitions LLC vs. Marvin Lee Cohn, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Corey M. Cook, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robert P. Murphy, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Thomas J. Richardson, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA successor by merger

to Firstar Bank vs. Jamison Fetters, et al., foreclosure Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Alaine McGuffey, other civil General Electric Credit Union vs. Dennis Evans, other civil General Electric Credit Union vs. James L. Strotman, other civil Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Thomas E. Baumann, other civil Charles B. Richardson Jr. vs. Mark W. Smith, et al., other civil Bethesda Hospital vs. Thomas p. Rozoff Sr., other civil State of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services vs. Subs on the Go Inc., other civil Old Republic Insurance Company vs. Ollie W. Harlow, other civil David Boone vs. Lee Huffman, other civil International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers vs. Beacon Electric Company, other civil David Keszei vs. Mae R. Hanna, other tort Corrine Lipps vs. Sumner and Associates Inc. and FSK Investments LTD, other tort Angela A. Sizemore and Daniel Sizemore vs. Jack C. Yeager, other tort Renee A. Seiter vs. Interim Healthcare of Cincinnati Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Michele L. Esz vs. L 3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems Inc. and Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation Citimortgage Inc. vs. Robert Roark, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Hugh E. Danielson, et al., foreclosure 1st Source Bank vs. Jonathon J. Bien, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Rick Barr, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Mary Elizabeth Houchin, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Leopold Theodore Posival III, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Betsy M. Schoellkopf, foreclosure Bristol Lake Homeowners Association Inc. vs. Angela M. Barger, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Starling J. Powers, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Robert C. Willis, et al., foreclosure Park National Bank vs. Estate of Earl Robbins, et al., foreclosure J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Neil Eric Curlees, et al., foreclosure Citicorp Trust Bank FSB vs. Shirley L. Guy and Timothy W. Guy, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Donald R. Mastin, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Judith Ann Lee, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Billy G. Fyffe, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Nathan R. Vanover, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. John J. Hartman, et al., foreclosure J Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Estate of Wiley Thomas Nickell, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. William E. Wiehe Sr., et al., foreclosure Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Darla J. Williams and Fifth Third Mortgage Company, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Chyrl Larbes, et al., foreclosure Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Kevin Slater, et al., foreclosure Valley Central Savings Bank vs. Dwain L. Gober and Karen Gober, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Vicki G. Acord, et al., foreclosure

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Christina M. Meiners vs. Michael S. Meiners Gregory S. McGuire vs. Tiffany McGuire Jerry Butler vs. Helen Butler Timothy J. Scott vs. Caroline Scott Jillian Evans vs. Jason M. Evans Robert D. Miracle vs. Gena A. Miracle Charles R. James vs. Vickie James Aubrey E. Scroggins vs. Doris J. Scroggins Cara M. Hurley vs. John P. Hurley Jay D. Noble II vs. Tonya S. Noble Edward I. Holmberg III vs. Jamie S. Holmberg Kathleen M. Tanner vs. Phillip W. Tanner Kathryn J. Hull vs. Jeffery S. Hull Carl W. Fite Jr. vs. Colleen M. Fite Carla A. Schoettle vs. Granville C. Schoettle Sharon A. Gaul vs. James L. Gaul Clayton T. Chambers vs. Ann M. Chambers David A. Collins vs. Stephanie L. Collins Gregory J. Schrichten vs. Shauna Schrichten Bambi C. Goodine vs. Jeffrey A. Schwab Rachael Saxton vs. Mathew Saxton Harry A. Hill Jr. vs. Elaine M. Fusselman


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Amy N. Otto, 33, 969 Ohio 28 #153, Milford, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Samuel A. Smith, 23, 1001 Edgecombe Drive #10, Milford, possession of drugs, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Michael S. Lawson, 29, 3634 Lucas Road, Blanchester, trafficking in heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Roy W. Waugh, 47, 702 Walnut St., Felicity, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. William Wolf IV, 21, 4704 Beechwood Road Apt. W211, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. James A. Fleissner, 66, 5853 Buckwheat Road, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit.

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G, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Joseph K. Johnston, 22, 1415 Beech St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Rafeal J. Johnston, 23, 540 Betton St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Vincent L. Johnston, 20, 1415 Beech St., Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, Union Township Police Department. Joe Ratliff, 22, 4374 Eastwood Drive A1305, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, Union Township Police Department. Geoffrey Poynter, 44, 1711 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. William Ferguson, 30, 18 Burley Circle, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. Joseph Earls, 47, 6695 Victoryview Lane, Cincinnati, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. Samuel Tate Hollifield, 33, attempted burglary, possessing criminal tools, theft, grand theft of a firearm, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

mond, possession of heroin, endangering children, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police Department. Amanda S. Patterson, 28, theft, misuse of credit card, Union Township Police Department. Nicole Lyn Carrier, 32, 4056 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road #119, Cincinnati, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Russell Gary Bedsole, 19, 282 Antiem Blvd., Maineville, receiving stolen property, Milford Police. Todd Lee Burkhardt, 28, 10713 Collins Riley Road, Blanchester, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Clermont County Narcotics Unit. Elisha Miley, 50, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Kyle W. Young, 24, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jessica Dawn Baucom, 25, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Melvin Lunsford, 31, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Darla Writesel, 18, 3415 Rivendell Drive, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. William Allen Roehm II, 52, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Joni Collett, 33, 5925 Moore Marathon Road, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Moriah Nicole Gray, 27, 754 Wright St., Newtonsville, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, endangering children, Narcotics Unit. Jerry Wayne Messer, 34, 764 Ledro St., Cincinnati, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Richard Eugene Peaco, 27, 3244 Clover Road, Bethel, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jody L. Bauer, 37, 2301 Old Ohio 32

The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: D.S., et al., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division. In the matter of: Valley Paint & Body dba Mercedes Benz of Cincinnati Collision Center, et al. vs. The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges William W. Young and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Municipal Court. In the matter of: Valley Paint & Body dba Mercedes Benz of Cincinnati Collision Center, et al. vs. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges William W. Young and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Municipal Court.



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