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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
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Milford school board president apologizes
‘Heroin takes the soul out of you’ Clermont’s problem worsening as drug considered to curb relapses
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“It’s an epidemic all over,” said Darrell Roberts, a Goshen Township firefighter/paramedic. “It doesn’t just affect one age group or section of the population. It’s 16- through 50-year-olds or beyond.”
MILFORD — Milford school board president Andrea Brady is apologizing for previous statements about building two new elementary school buildings with no cost to taxpayers. “(Superintendent) Dr. Farrell and I, and any- Brady one else, should have not claimed that. We were wrong,” Brady wrote in a recent email to a Milford resident. “I apologize for my misstatements previously.” The Ohio Facilities Construction commission told Milford school officials it would fund $25 million of its facilities master plan, which included previous construction of four elementary buildings and renovations to the high school. That happened soon after voters approved a tax-hike issue in May 2013. The 4.5-mill operating levy generates about $3.9 million annually for the district, according to information provided by the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. It is costing homeowners who live in a $100,000 house an additional $137.81 a year, according to numbers provided by the auditor’s office. Shortly after the tax-hike issue was approved, Superintendent Bob Farrell and Brady wrote guest columns for the
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non Goddard is a great mom – when she’s not using drugs. That’s the message her 15-year-old daughter has left in countless birthday, Christmas and other cards over the last 17 months Goddard has been clean. Goddard is a 38-year-old mother of two children in Clermont County’s Batavia Village. She used heroin every day for a year and a half. “My kids hated me,” Goddard said. “I wasn’t a mom.” Her daughter has moved back in, but Goddard’s 13-yearold son still lives with her ex-husband, although he is more open to visiting her now. “That life I was living every single day was hell,” Goddard said. “You don’t know if you’re going to shoot up one day and end up on the floor. It’s like Russian roulette.” Goddard overdosed at a Gold Star Chili restaurant in Norwood close to two years ago. She woke up on the bathroom floor with a firefighter straddling her chest. “Welcome back. You just got your second chance,” the firefighter told her. Goshen Township Police Chief Ray Snyder has seen a lot of dead bodies in his 33 years in law enforcement.
This is Jesse Weeks, of Withamsville. Weeks is 33 years old and has struggled with heroin addiction since 1999. He overdosed last year behind a Home Depot store in Union Township. After being released from the hospital, Weeks shot up again the next day. He is now clean.KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
But what he sees with heroin users still surprises him. “In the early ’80s (heroin) was rare, we called them junkies and they were typically from inner cities. You just never saw it, never really heard of it. Now it’s every single day,” Snyder said. Goshen Township Fire Chief Steve Pegram said his crews make multiple runs every week responding to residents who are unconscious and not breathing. It’s often an ugly scene when first responders arrive.
“I’m talking lifeless (bodies), and they’ve been down for God knows how long. They’re blue – literally blue – and I’m ready to call the coroner’s office,” Snyder said. Then paramedics administer naloxone, a drug developed in the 1960s to counteract opiate overdoses. In the snap of a finger, a near-corpse turns into a fully responsive human. Naloxone only affects people with opiate-based drugs in their system. “Unfortunately, we use a lot
of it,” Pegram said. Other than heart medication, naloxone is the mostcarried drug by Goshen Township paramedics, Snyder said.
Milford residents can weigh in on proposed tax plan By Jeanne Houck email@example.com
MILFORD — City Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday, April 22, on whether to join Symmes Township in creating an income tax in the township with revenues benefiting Milford and Symmes. The hearing in Milford
will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall, 745 Center St., after which Milford City Council will vote on a proposed contract with Symmes Township for a joint economic-development zone in the township. If the zone is green lighted by Milford council and by a vote of Symmes Township residents in November, a
board overseeing the zone will assess a 0.75percent income tax in Symmes Township commercial areas, said Milford City Manager Jeff Wright. The tax would not be assessed in residential areas in Symmes Township or anywhere in Milford. Milford would collect
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the income tax from the net profits of businesses that operate in the joint economic-development zone in Symmes Township and via payroll withholding from people who work in the zone. “After Milford is made whole on its costs of collecting the tax, 92 percent of the income would be distributed to Symmes
Township and 8 percent would be distributed to the city of Milford,” Wright said. Wright said he does not know yet what amount of money Milford and Symmes Township stand to gain in the arrangement. “It is my understanding that Brian Elliff, the Symmes Township ad-
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ministrator, has someone working on a revenue study of what the potential amount of income collections from employees and business net profits could be,” Wright said. Ohio law prohibits townships from collecting income taxes. But the state allows See TAX, Page A2 Vol. 34 No. 1 © 2014 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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was her mom who drove gotten worse. her to Norwood. » In 2009, the county “Heroin takes the soul recorded 14 heroin-relatout of you really. You ed accidental deaths. And it’s not just lowSince then, the number of don’t care about anyincome, disenfranchised thing, yourself included,” deaths has jumped 150 people using the drug Goddard said. percent. either, said Lee Ann Wat“I told myself I would » In 2013, the county son, associate director of never shoot up. I ended recorded 35 heroin-relatthe Clermont County up shooting up. I told ed accidental deaths – Mental Health and Remyself I would never use with officials still awaitcovery Board. someone else’s needle. I ing toxicology reports in “People that you used someone else’s neesome cases. wouldn’t dle.” When looking at all expect to Now accidental drug deaths be addictGoddard in the county, about 44 ed to hermust make percent of those inoin are regular volved heroin in 2009. using,” trips to In 2013, about 66 perWatson University cent of those deaths said. Hospital in involved heroin. “It’s in Cincinnati Capt. Steve Leahy, in the subSnyder for hepatitis urbs, it’s in charge of investigations Pegram C treatfor the Clermont County our schools.” ments. If left untreated, Sheriff’s Office, said Northern Kentucky hepatitis C can lead to heroin is difficult to congets a lot of attention for liver failure, liver cancer trol because people are, its heroin problems, but and possibly death. for the most part, buying it’s just as bad in ClerGoddard contracted it outside the county. mont County, Watson the disease sharing nee“Heroin is kind of said. dles. unique in that a lot of “It may actually be Prescription pills are people don’t go buy mass worse. From some of the the gateway to heroin for quantities and sell it. figures we’re seeing we many. When a prescripThey go downtown, get are considered one of the tion runs out, the addicenough for the day and hot spots in the state,” tion remains, and it’s maybe stop somewhere she said. much cheaper to buy The Cincinnati Enquir- along the way and use,” heroin than pills. Leahy said. er reported in its series “That’s me,” said God“Suppliers – the people “Heroin: Prescription for dard, who has pulmonary holding it – may be in Pain” that drug overdose hypertension, a condition deaths in Clermont Coun- Cincinnati, they may be which causes shortness in Northern Kentucky, ty rose 2,350 percent of breath and a “racing” they may be in Hamilton between 2000 and 2010, heart beat. (County). or about 30 times the Her condition provid“That’s not to say increase in the state’s ed a perfect excuse to get largest county, Cuyahoga. there aren’t people selling (in Clermont County), pills she eventually The problem has only stopped using for their because there are, but intended purpose. that obviously makes it Index “For years doctors much harder to stem the would just ... see my Calendar .................B2 flow.” Goddard used to make heart and lung condition Classifieds ................C (and) anything I asked daily trips to Cincinnati Food ......................B3 with $20 or $40 to buy for they would give me. I Life ........................B1 heroin. At first she waitcould walk away with 40 Police .................... B4 ed until she got back to extra strength Vicodins Schools ..................A4 Clermont County to use, no problem. That was my addiction first,” Goddard Sports ....................A6 but then got so addicted said. Viewpoints .............A8 she couldn’t wait. Jesse Weeks, a 33When she overdosed it year-old from Withamsville, did two prison stints because of the heroin addiction he’s struggled with since 1999. In 2008, he lived in a tent for about eight Find news and information from your community on the Web months. Milford • cincinnati.com/milford “When you’re sick you Miami Township • cincinnati.com/miamitownship don’t care,” Weeks said. Clermont County • cincinnati.com/clermontcounty “You get physically News sick, you get (diarrhea), Eric Spangler Editor .......................576-8251, firstname.lastname@example.org your legs hurt – you (use Keith BieryGolick Reporter ...............248-7683, email@example.com heroin) just to feel norLisa Wakeland Reporter ...................248-7139, firstname.lastname@example.org mal.” Forest Sellers Reporter ....................248-7680, email@example.com Weeks overdosed Jeanne Houck Reporter....................248-7129, firstname.lastname@example.org behind the Home Depot Melanie Laughman Sports Editor ........248-7573, email@example.com on Beechmont Avenue in Tom Skeen Sports Reporter ...............576-8250, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Union Township last year. He spent six hours in the hospital and then shot up again the next day. “You never forget the feeling – that rush,” Weeks said. Weeks recently graduated from the Clermont Recovery Center and has been clean for about nine weeks. “My son, who is 7 years old, he needs me,” Weeks said.
What can be done?
Clermont County commissioners approved Ohio’s first community alternative sentencing center last year. People convicted of nonviolent misdemeanors can be sent to the center and receive treatment, counseling, training and other services. In addition, the Clermont Recovery Center is considering using a new drug called Vivitrol when users are released from jail. Vivitrol decreases the chance of relapse by blocking receptors in the brain to keep an addict from getting high on an opiate-based drug. Vivitrol was used in a pilot program in Warren County, where reaction to it has been mixed. In 2011, Warren County inmates who received Vivitrol injections had a 25 percent success rate. Todd Tudor, a nurse manager at the Clermont Recovery Center, said the center could eventually launch its own Vivitrol program, but for now is sending patients to Brown and Warren counties for the treatment. Even if Vivitrol proves to be more effective than its 25 percent success rate in 2011, heroin is a problem without a simple solution that is still confounding officials. “I really don’t know what to do,” Snyder said. “It’s almost like shooting fish in a bucket. There’s never any end to it, but you’ve got to keep trying.” Want to know more about what is happening in Clermont County? Follow Keith BieryGolick on Twitter: @KBieryGolick
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The Clermont County Board of Elections needs about 50 precinct election officials, formerly known as poll workers, to help with the primary elections on Tuesday, May 6. Requirements for election officials include: » Being registered to vote in Clermont County » Ability to read and write, and enjoy working with the public » Attend a training class
» Have transportation to the polls on election morning » No felony convictions Precinct election officials can be assigned as presiding judges, provisional clerks, recordings clerks or ballot judges. Officials are paid $130 for working on Election Day. Call the Clermont County Board of Elections to sign up, 7327275.
Register for Bikes in Bloom MILFORD — Soon old bicycles, tricycles, nonmotorized toy cars and — if last year is any indication – a scale antique hearse will be popping up in the area outfitted in plants and flowers. It’s all part of the Greater Milford Events & Arts Council’s fourth annual “Bikes in Bloom” which will run from Saturday, May 24, to Sunday, June 29. Businesses, nonprofits and residents who want to participate in the garden art project have until Friday, May 16, to register. There were 43 entries last year. Communities participating in Bikes in Bloom include Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park, said David Hunter of Milford, a spokesman for the Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. Anything with wheels that is non-motorized can be positioned at locations approved by the arts council. Judges will give out awards for beauty, originality and the best use of live materials. Residents and visi-
tors will be able to cast ballots for the “People’s Choice” award. “Bikes in Bloom is one of my favorite events in Milford,” said Milford Mayor Laurie Howland. “It is something that both businesses and residents can participate in doing. “Plus, everyone can be a judge selecting their favorite,” Howland said. “It is so much fun to go around the city and see all the creative ideas with an added bonus of adding to the beauty of the city.” Applications to participate in Bikes in Bloom are available at gmeac.org and in some Milford businesses. Cost is $50 for businesses and $15 for residents and nonprofits. Make checks out to GMEAC and mail them with the applications to GMEAC, P.O. Box 524, Milford, Ohio, 45150. Want to know more about what is happening in Milford? Follow me on Twitter @jeannehouck.
“With this money, we will replace both Seipelt and Boyd E. Smith elementaries, at no additional cost to the community,” Brady wrote in May. The superintendent made a similar statement in June. “No new tax dollars will be required for this building project,” Farrell wrote. Despite those statements, school officials spent $11,225 of taxpayers’ money examining possible locations for the two new elementary buildings. The state covered the cost for traffic studies
and other analysis of two properties, but Milford officials examined three, leaving taxpayers to pick up the tab. Then the Board of Education unanimously allocated another $38,775 – which brings the total to $50,000 of taxpayers’ money – for construction costs the state won’t cover during the project. That doesn’t mean officials will spend the money, Brady said in her email. If they don’t, it will return to the district’s general fund. “I certainly would not support adding significantly to the construction
budget from local funds,” Brady wrote. “That said, we may end up spending more than the $11,000 on items the state will not cover.” Farrell said the district spent local money in an effort to save taxpayers money down the road. “You have to analyze. You can’t just make assumptions,” he said. “The $11,000 would potentially save us as much as a million dollars. We thought (that) was money well spent.” Farrell said the district spent local money in an effort to save taxpayers money down the road.
new income taxes are levied in the townships. Symmes Township will have a public hearing about the joint economicdevelopment zone at 7 p.m. April 23 at the Safety Center, Elliff said. The township has a proposed plan of what part of the township will be included in the zone, he said. In the case of Milford and Symmes Township, city residents would not vote on the proposed joint economic-development zone because the zone and taxes levied would
not be in Milford. Elliff said it is too early to tell whether voters will support the joint economic-development zone. Milford already partners with Union Township on four joint economic-development districts - which operate differently from joint economic-development zones – and Wright said they are expected to net a total of $90,000 for the city this year.
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townships and cities to work together on joint economic-development zones overseen by boards of directors that can levy income taxes in the townships with revenue collected by the cities and proceeds split between the townships and cities as negotiated. Voters in townships have to approve the arrangements because the
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Milford author releases ‘Pearls and Poison’ book By Jeanne Houck email@example.com
MILFORD — Author Dianne Kruetzkamp says she was never one to dream of dating heartthrobs such as Brad Pitt. “I longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom,” said Kruetzkamp, a 67year-old Milford resident who has just released “Pearls and Poison,” the third book in her series of “Consignment Shop Mysteries.” “Pearls and Poison” was written under Kruetzkamp’s pen name of “Duffy Brown,” as were the two national bestselling mysteries that preceded it: “Iced Chiffon (2012)” and “Killer in Crinolines (2013).” For 20 years before that, Kruetzkamp wrote romance novels under the name of “Dianne Castell.” That kind of longevity is all the more remarkable because she was too busy to even begin writing until she was 40 years old. Kruetzkamp and her husband reared their four children in Milford and she taught at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Milford and worked at a consignment shop before deciding to write full time. The Consignment Shop Mysteries are set in Savannah - and civility. “These are ‘cozy’ mysteries, meaning they are mysteries without the blood, guts and gore,” Kruetzkamp said. What is liberally present, however, is humor. Here’s a teaser from “Pearls and Poison”: “Is someone out to frame Judge Guillotine Gloria? “Will she be the one behind bars this time? “Can her daughter find the real killer or will they
A portrait of Milford author Dianne Kruetzkamp, who has released a third book in her series of mysteries.PROVIDED
have adjoining cells?” Kruetzkamp’s books are well-regarded enough to be published by Harlequin, the Kensington Publishing Corp. and Penguin’s Berkley Prime Crime. Not one to sit on her, well, “duffy,” Kruetzkamp is hard at work on her new “Cyclepath Mysteries” series. It is set on Mackinac Island, “where biking takes a deadly turn.” Berkley Prime Crime is
scheduled to release three of them this fall: “Geared for the Grave,” “Braking for Bodies” and “Tandem Demise.” Kruetzkamp’s books are available in chain and independent bookstores and sold on Amazon.com. Visit her website at www.DuffyBrown.com. Want to know more about what is happening in Milford? Follow me on Twitter @jeannehouck.
Clermont Humane Society’s $351,300 contract extended By Keith BieryGolick firstname.lastname@example.org
BATAVIA — Clermont County officials previously stated they would open up the contract for the county’s animal shelter and allow other organizations to submit proposals for it in April. That’s still happening, according to Stephen Rabolt, Clermont County administrator. But what Rabolt originally said would be a 90-day extension for the Clermont County Humane Society, which runs the animal shelter, turned into a nine-month extension. Clermont commissioners approved the nine-month extension during its March 28 meeting, about a week after Rabolt said the contract would be extended for three months in order to give officials time to make a decision. Rabolt said the increased extension will allow for a “transition period” for what could be a “potentially new organization.” Representatives of both organizations that previously expressed interest in the contract said they have been ready since last year. “We’re ready to jump on (the proposal) as soon as they issue it,” said Anita Barron, executive director of Clermont Pets Alive. Eva DeVaughn, who runs Clermont to the Rescue, said “at least they’re doing something. “(But) we’ve all been ready since last September,” she said. The Clermont County Humane Society has been accused of not working with rescue organizations in the past. That’s why commissioners contracted with a third-party organization, Clermont Pets Alive, to help save dogs from the shelter’s euthanasia list. Commissioners don’t pay the organization for its help, Rabolt said. Bonnie Morrison was named interim director of the county’s animal shelter in October after former shelter director Kim Nagel resigned. Morrison officially took over the job in January.
In 2012, 72 percent of the animals brought to the Clermont County Humane Society’s animal shelter were euthanized. Clermont commissioners recently extended the society’s contract, worth more than $351,000, for nine months.FILE PHOTO
It is unclear why Nagel resigned. “I don’t care what was said about us in the past, it is new management and we have moved forward,” Morrison said in an email. County commissioners paid the humane society $351,300 of taxpayers’ money in 2013 for the “humane housing, care, feeding and disposal of stray dogs” and administrative services, according to the contract. The humane society also is responsible for dog warden operations. Rabolt confirmed the original plan was to seek proposals for both dog warden and animal shelter operations last year. “I’m not trying to delay anybody,” he said. “I’m not trying to make anybody feel like they are being ignored, but this gives people a long enough time frame to review (the proposals) without being under the gun.”
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Little Miami Conservancy to honor former president The Little Miami Conservancy will honor former president Don Hopkins during an Arbor Day event at Avoca Park, 7949 Wooster Pike. A ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the shelter along the bike path. Attendees will plant 200 white flowering dogwood trees at the park, which is between Mariemont and Terrace Park. Shovels and seedling will be provided. From 1969 to 2013, Donovan K. Hopkins spearheaded the Little Miami Conservancy efforts to acquire more than 100 nature preserves along the Little Miami National Wild & Scenic River, including Avoca Park, Bass Island and the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Hopkins, who lived in Mariemont, died in March 2013. Email email@example.com to RSVP for the ceremony and tree planting. A press release announcing the ceremony
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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS
Milford instructor honored for work Instructor Gary Youmans came to Scarlet Oaks Career Campus in 2008 after 28 years as a general contractor in Delaware and seven years as a carpentry instructor in Maryland. When he began teaching in the Construction Framing and Finishing program, he also took over as the school’s adviser for SkillsUSA, a national organization for career-technical students. During his first five years as SkillsUSA adviser, hundreds of Scarlet Oaks students entered regional and state competition, and 25 of those students went on to compete at the national level. Six students earned gold medals as the top students nationally in their career field--including one of his own Construction students, Josh Alfaro, in 2013. Youmans’ work with students is being recognized by his peers, as the SkillsUSA Ohio
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Scarlet Oaks SkillsUSA instructor Gary Youmans consults with Josh Alfaro during 2013 national SkillsUSA competition. THANKS TO CHARLENE ALFARO
Board of Directors has named him a finalist for Ohio Advisor of the Year. “Gary is a quality instructor in his field,” said Scarlet Oaks Dean of Instruction Julie Woodward. “He’s continually looking at opportunities for his students.” Youmans, a Milford resident, was honored in Columbus on April 1.
Ty Helton, a senior at Milford High School, with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, receives an appointment to the Class of 2018 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Helton plays baseball for Milford, and will continue to play for the Army Black Knights. THANKS TO JOY HELTON
Middle-schooler’s art wins Cincinnati Nature Center contest
Cincinnati Nature Center’s Back to Nature Fundraiser co-chairs Kaki Scheer of Hyde Park and Jane Terrill of Mount Lookout congratulate Student Art Contest winner Olivia Sheldon of Indian Hill. THANKS TO KRISTI MASTERSON
Cincinnati Nature Center has named Indian Hill Middle School student Olivia Sheldon as winner of its 2014 student art contest for her acrylic painting “A Hike Down Memory Lane.” It will be used to promote CNC’s annual fundraising gala, Back to Nature. Olivia’s drawing will be used as the cover art for invitations and other promotional materials for the 20th annual fundraising event, which takes place at 6 p.m. April 26, at CNC’s Krippendorf Lodge. Upon hearing her artwork was selected Olivia said, “For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed hiking at Cincinnati Nature Center. When I was 7 I saw a beautiful Trout Lily and sat down on the trail and drew it. My painting for the contest was similarly inspired by the colorful spring wild flowers and beautiful beech trees of the Nature Center.” Olivia and her parents are invited to attend Back to Nature as guests. Also in attendance will be notable local artists including Masterworks for Nature
artists DeVere Burt and John Ruthven. This lively fundraising event consists of dinner and cocktails, silent and live auctions and raffles. Beautiful artwork depicting nature and wildlife scenes and donated prizes are sold during the silent auction. This year’s emcee will be WGUC host Mark Perzel. All proceeds from the fundraising event go toward supporting Cincinnati Nature Center. Ticket prices start at $125 per person. For more information or to donate an item for auction, call Kristi Masterson at 965-4247. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods is located at 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. Founded in 1965, CNC connects more than 130,000 annual visitors to 1,600 acres of forests, fields, streams, ponds, and twenty miles of award-winning trails on two picturesque properties. To discover more about CNC, visit www.cincynature.org.
An acrylic painting “A Walk Down Memory Lane” by Indian Hill Middle School student Olivia Sheldon has been chosen by Cincinnati Nature Center as the winner of its student art contest. THANKS TO OLIVIA SHELDON
Pierce Twp. police train for active shooter at school The Pierce Township Police Department recently conducted active shooter training at Locust Corner Elementary School. Officers performed a variety of practical exercises in individual scenarios, which could be a “shoot or no-shoot” situation. “We’re challenging our officers to use verbal commands,
make quick decisions and utilize good weapon-control skills,” Pierce Twp. Police Lt. Edward Dye said. Merwin Elementary School Principal Jackie Hospelhorn and St. Bernadette School Principal Lizanne Ingram, along with three of her staff members, also attended the training. School staff interacted with
officers during the scenarios to help bring more realism to the training. “The collaboration between the three Pierce Schools and the Police Department is conducive for more secure schools,” Dye said. “These hands-on, evolving exercises will help prepare our officers in handling this type of dangerous situation.”
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Area schools are on track (and in field) for spring success By Mark D. Motz and Scott Springer firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Track and field season has area high school athletes running, jumping and throwing themselves into the action. Several teams and students expect the kind of success that could lead to Columbus and the state meet at the end of the season.
» The Rockets have 15 boys on the roster, twice the number that head coach Patrick Rexroat had last season. “Last year we got on our feet,” he said. “This year we’re still building, but we have a plan and we’re progressing pretty well. I think we have a few kids who could make some noise.” The strength of the boys team will be in the sprint relays, where both the 4x100 and 4x200 are threatening school records already. Senior Tremaine Smith and Steve Allen are among the spring group, with Smith also running the 300 hurdles and Allen in the high jump and long jump. They are joined in the relays by junior Dylan Gentry and sophomore Dalton Miracle. Sophomore Logan Fishback leads the throwers in the shot put and discus, while freshman Chris Pullman should emerge as the best bet in the pole vault. Junior Darian Bullock leads the middle distance runners in the 800, 1,600 and mile relay. On the girls side, Rexroat has 10 athletes, including three returnees. Seniors Krista King and Katie Phair should be among the top scorers for the team running sprints and competing in the long jump and high jump A pair of sophomores in their first track seasons will be valuable contributors in the field. Jenna Mummert is jumping and Elliott Durbin will throw. “We’re still young and about half our girls are playing other sports or have jobs, but we’re making progress,” Rexroat said. “We had our first indoor season this year. We had our second annual preseason clinic. We’re starting to get the word out there about track at Northeastern and the athletic department has been very supportive. They’re upgrading our field facilities, which is a huge help. We’re on the right track.”
» The Warriors have 23 boys on the roster, but only four of them are returning for coach Jack Bailey’s squad. “We’re very young overall,” he said. “We have some upperclassmen who came out for the first time, but we’ve still got a lot of inexperienced kids.” Among the veterans, though, senior Jake Nelson is the de-
University of Cincinnati alumnus Dominic Davolio instructs Clermont Northeastern High School senior Steven Young in hurdle drills during a preseason clinic at CNE. THANKS TO LAURA KELCH
fending Southern Buckeye Conference champion in the 100 and 200 meters. He also runs the sprint relays. Senior pole vaulter Sterling Briggs is another defending league champ. Sophomore AJ Koch will be the top hurdler, while junior Phil Senters runs the sprints, the 400 and relays. Seniors Daniel Hulsmeyer and Travis Schaedler are among the new upperclassmen; Hulsmeyer, a four-year cross country veteran, will run the 1,600 and 3,200, while Schaedler runs the middle distances. On the girls side, Bailey has 16 athletes on the squad. Junior Brittany Clark is the top returning runner after qualifying for the regional meet in cross country in the fall. She set the school record in the 1,600 as a freshman and has a chance to break her own mark this season. Clark will also compete in the long jump. Seniors Kayla Peters and Taylor Arseneau run hurdles and sprint relays, while sophomore Jackie adds depth to the sprint corps. Junior Mikayla Bean along with Lina Rios and Natalie James anchor a deep contingent of throwers. “We’d like for Jake to repeat and Brittany has a shot at breaking her own record,” Bailey said. “We have some holes and we need for some people to step up and fill those, but I think we can be pretty good.”
» First year boys head coach Holly Schwalbach has about 40
athletes on the team and is looking forward to her first season at the helm. Key contributors for her include junior David DiSilvestro in the hurdles and sophomore A.J. Erdaty – a regional qualifier in cross country – in the distance events. Senior Eli Rizzo will run middle distance at 400 and 800 meters, while junior Drew Richards will lead the long jumpers. Sophomore Dominic Dalessandro leads the sprint contingent. Milford some gaps in its lineup with all the throwers and vaulters new to the sport, but Schwalbach hopes some solid athletes will emerge from those groups. “I think the juniors and seniors already have set a good example,” she said. “As long as the younger kids continue to follow them and stay with it, I think we’re going to to be able to improve a lot this year and really build something good for the next couple of seasons.” Girls head coach Tracy Adams has a 46-man roster to shape this spring. One of her top returning athletes is senior pole vaulter Lia Sturgeon, who owns the school record 9-foot-3. Sturgeon also hurdles for the Eagles. Juniors Lauren Best and Annie Dalziel cover distances ranging from 800 to 3,200 meters. Sophomore Claire Cartheuser is close to the school record in the discus. Sophomore Arija Walsh – who stands 6-foot-2 – joins her in the throws but will also run the 400 and the hurdles.
The sprint group is led by sophomore Kaitlyn Haik and junior Alexis Aramacost; freshman Lauyrn Knarr will add depth. Sophomore Piper Hilliard and freshman Sami Connor will be the heart of the middle distance contingent. Returning junior Madison Griesser competes in the high jump while freshman Cymone Horton should make an immediate impact in the distance events. “We were second to last in the (Eastern Cincinnati Conference) last season,” Adams said. “I think we’ll be much improved and realistically we could be in the middle of the pack.”
» The Rockets have a new head coach in Kyle Jepson, who steps into the lead role after five years as an assistant coach with the program. His boys team features 21 athletes, six of them seniors. “That’s maybe a little lower number than what we’d like,” Jepson said. “The good news is the boys all will be able to contribute.” The strength of the team lies in the distance corps, led by seniors Connor Nelson, Anthony Luster, T.J. McSwiggan and Mark Flatt. Senior pole vaulters Daniel Sandmann and Tanner Cardone should provide points and additional leadership. Junior thrower Will Algeier returns after qualifying for the regional meet last season. Sophomores Blaise Harpring (high jump, hurdles, sprint relays)
and Jonathan Wenzel (100 and 200 meters) bring good speed to the club. Freshmen Reese Jabin (long jump, sprints), Ben Johnston (hurdles) and Evan Por (hurdles, high jumps) should contribute right away. “Our seniors will be our best athletes,” Jepson said. “We’re really counting on them to set the example. “With a lot of the young guys, we’re trying to start them on some of the events that take a lot of technique and practice in the hope of developing them so that two, three years from now, they will be the strength of the team.” On the girls side, McNick finished second in the GCL CO-Ed and the Division II district meet, falling to Alter in the former and New Richmond in the latter by a combined eight points. “We graduated 42 of the 103 points we scored at districts, but I think this team will be even a little better than last year,” Jepson said. “We have great depth and we’ve added some really strong athletes.” One of them is senior Catherine Adams, running her first year of track after winning a cross country district title in the fall. Freshman Adrian Ell comes in with a 5-foot-1 high jump, just an inch off the school record, before ever competing on the varsity level. Two other freshmen in Megan Rack (distance) and Morgan Vogler (sprints, hurdles and throws) should make an impact from the outset. “To win both those meets (the GCL and district), which is our goal, we’re going to have to score points in just about every event. We’ve got good sprints, good distances and with somebody like Adrian – where we were shut out in the high jump last year – a good chance to score well in the jumps.” The Rockets hosted 25 schools in the the Division II Coaches Classic April 4 and 5.
Miami Valley Christian Academy
» Steve Krebsfanger coaches the boys and girls teams at MVCA that consist of 27 total kids. Both squads train at Short Park in Newtown behind the school grounds. “We train there and at Little Miami bike trail,” Krebsfanger said. “We’re a homeless track team. Mariemont High School has also been wonderful to us to let us use their track for a couple days.” The MVCA girls feature twotime league champion sophomore Rachel McCoskey and Annie Lefler, a senior. Both are distance runners. Michele Lee from the basketball team is also See TRACK, Page A7
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Moeller’s Gaier retires as wrestling coach
Moeller coach Matt McLaughlin is a former player who led his alma mater to a Division I state title in 2012. He was also GCL South Coach of the Year last season when Moeller went 24-2.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS
Moeller volleyball back with a new crop of Crusaders By Scott Springer firstname.lastname@example.org
KENWOOD — In his third season as volleyball coach at his alma mater, Matt McLaughlin has amassed a 49-4 record. State champions in 2012, the last loss of 2013 in the state semifinals still stings. Another Moeller tournament run was ended by Hilliard Darby last May as the Crusaders finished 24-2 (6-0 Greater Catholic League South). Both losses came against Darby a month apart. Defending Coach of the Year McLaughlin lost three all-league players from that squad, including Athlete of the Year Casey Pieper. This year’s roster features seniors Ben Land, Greg Partin, Braden Baldwin, Carson Susich, Danny Abein and Corey Pieper; juniors Connor Peed, Chris Hackman, Harry Savarese, Blake Crowley, Ryan Frank, Logan Sheets, Justin Deyhle, and Nick Wright; and
sophomores Jonny Rickert, David Wernery and Connor McNamara. Setter Pieper, middle blocker Susich and libero Hackman should lead the Crusaders this spring. “None of the players on this team saw much playing time last year on a senior-dominated team,” McLaughlin said. “They’re excited to prove themselves and show what they can do. This is a very hard-working group of kids.” McLaughlin’s men began the season in Louisville with a loss to (Louisville) St. Xavier and a win over Trinity. They also played a weekend tournament in Chicago. “Our league and region will be very tough, as they both always are,” McLaughlin said. “We have one of the toughest schedules the varsity team has ever faced, which is only going to allow this team to get better.” Upcoming games are at St. Xavier April 11 and home with Elder April15.
KENWOOD — After 29 years as head wrestling coach for Archbishop Moeller High School, Jeff Gaier has announced his retirement. “Jeff has had a long and distinguished career,” said Athletic Director Mike Asbeck in a statement to the faculty and staff, “and it is with great respect that I hope you can join me in thanking him for his service to our wrestling program. That being said, Jeff is not going anywhere,” he added. “Jeff will be staying on in his technology role and will be a sounding board for me and future coaches.” Gaier is director of Moeller’s Information Technology Center and was responsible for implementing Moeller’s oneto-one laptop program, which was initiated in 1995 and began in1998, becoming one of the first schools in the nation to use technology as a personal learning tool. In 2002, educational technology leader IBM selected Moeller as a model program in technology education. At the 2014 GCL Championships, Moeller placed first out of 12 teams with 286.5 points. This was the
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Tuesday seniors golf league at Deer Track Golf Course has openings for a few new members. The group plays nine holes Tuesday mornings for 21 weeks, beginning April 29. Members are retired or on Social Security. Course is located on 6160 Ohio 727, Goshen. If interested, contact Bob Knuth, 248-0288 or Dave Dietz 625-2132.
Veteran wrestling coach Jeff Gaier has retired from coaching at Moeller High School. THANKS TO MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL
12th consecutive league title and the 21st in the last 22 years. The 21 titles represent the most in history of any member of the GCL. Six athletes were crowned as GCL Champions: Connor
Borton (126), Stuart Morton (145), Austin Bohenek (160), Dean Meyer (182), Chalmer Frueauf (220), and Jack Meyer (285). Dean added his name to the very short list (4) of four-time GCL Champi-
ons. In Chalmer’s case, it was his third time on the winner’s stand. In the sectional championships, the Crusaders claimed the 18th title in the last 22 seasons with a team total of 278.5 points. Thirteen athletes moved on to the District. Three of them as No.1 seeds: Conner Ziegler (120), Connor Borton (126), and Dakota Sizemore (182). Success continued for the Crusaders in the district championships. There they won their fifth-consecutive team title and the school’s 11th in the last 15 years. A team total of 205.5 points was enough to outpace 41 other programs. Nine wrestlers advanced on to the state championships, three of them as district champs. Those No.1 seeds were sophomore Jacoby Ward (132) and seniors Dakota Sizemore (182) and Chalmer Frueauf (220), the seniors seeking back-toback state titles. Moeller came away with its 12th consecutive Top-10 finish in the team standings. Frueauf finished second. Ward battled his way back into contention after a very close second round loss to finish in fourth place. He was joined in that placement by seniors Quinton Rosser (170) and Sizemore. Senior Jerry Thornberry (195) came away with a sixth-place finish.
UC Clermont to have golf outing The UC Clermont College Cougars will host an Athletics Golf Outing Saturday, April 12, featuring George Wilson, member of UC’s back-to-back (1961 and 1962) NCAA National Championship teams as the honored guest golfer. The golf outing will be at the California Golf Course, 5924 Kellogg Ave., with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. All golfers will receive an all-inclusive day of golf
with their registration: Greens’ fees, golf cart, backyard barbeque lunch, banquet dinner, bottled beer, beverages, gifts, and raffle tickets for items such as custom golf clubs. The cost for a foursome is $500 or individual is $125. Sponsorship opportunities start at $25 $5,000. Visit the website: www.ucclermont.edu/ golf to register and/or sponsor our golf outing.
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Country Day April 11 and at Reading April 25.
lot to the team this year,” Crockett said. “He’s going to be a 200 and 400 type of guy.” All events have taken a hit at Moeller as many fresh faces surround Crockett at practice. “Two-thirds of my team are freshmen and sophomores,” he said. “Trying to get times on these young guys have been rough.” Assisting the youth in throwing events will be a familiar name. Former Bengal Brian Milne is a friend of the program who has volunteered his services. Distance events should be led by junior Mitch Poch and sophomore Matthew Dewine. Moeller will next compete at the Coaches Classic at Winton Woods April 9 and 11.
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a valuable contributor. On the horizon, Krebsfanger will be bolstered by a strong cross country group coming to the school for next season. Ali Petty is a current freshman making a difference and eighth-grader Laura Vilardo has been a top junior high performer. The MVCA boys team is led by Alex Ammerman, a sprinter who has committed to the University of the Cumberlands for football. Freshman Matt Hoyle will also help in the 200 and 400 meters. Throwing the discus and shot put for the Lions is sophomore Lukas Moreland. Upcoming meets for the Lions are at Cincinnati
» Heading up the Crusaders’ track and field efforts this season is Jason Crockett. Crockett has been Moeller’s jump coach in recent years. Senior Isaiah Gentry hopes to back to Greater Catholic League-South first team form in the 400 meters, but was battling injury early in the spring. Gentry is a Minnesota football commit. “He’s waiting to be cleared by the doctor,” Crockett said. Leading Moeller’s sprint efforts is Chase Pankey in the 100 and 200 meters, Michael Wilkinson in the 200 and 400 and a returning Crusader. “Mitch Gentile was hurt all last year, but I think he’s going to bring a
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Clermont’s teens show green leadership April 20-26 is observed as Earth Week around the world. Today I will reflect on this time and write about what it means to me. In October 2005, about 20 Clermont high school students piled into a room in the modulars at Milford High for the first meeting of the Leaders’ Environmental Actions Foundation, or LEAF. Over the next five years, the program flourished as a non-hierarchal compact that stringently promoted environmental integrity among all of Clermont’s students. The organization functioned through commissioned acts which were planned by each of its mem-
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“Things are just fine here in Cincinnati on Opening Day. “If others wish to do the same thing they should be able to do it without bringing in the local or national governments.”
“I think this is a very good idea. Baseball is king in this city and we take this day every year to honor that.” Terry Garvin
awesome, exciting and appropriate endeavor which everyone should support wholeheartedly. Today the environment is being jeopardized by skeptical conjectures and apathy. Clermont County, the cities of Milford and Loveland, and surrounding townships have taken a proactive stance to combat this apathy and commence a large-scale recycling initiative. Volunteers are petitioning the EPA for action to remove the thousands of tons of toxic waste stagnating at Cecos, when the county’s “more direct communication” has not arrived. Residents have access to a
myriad of community garden projects that facilitate collective produce. Many of Clermont’s finest citizens are also joining efforts for full global nuclear disarmament, eradication of all radioactive materialization, and securing a tough global climate treaty to cease anthropogenic climate change for us and future generations. I hope that higher energy standards, conservation techniques, replanting, animal freedom and more education and programming also come to this area.
Christopher Myers is a resident of Miami Township.
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Home in winter; initiated the Student Body Archive as an act; facilitated a yearlong clothing drive; picketed cars to turn off their engines at school dismissals; unwelcomed and protested a demeaning, crude, and overall exploitative circus; hosted two community conventions in 2007 and 2008; and partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center. Then, Young LEAF blossomed at the Milford Junior High School. Even today, Clermont’s youth are asking Clermont County Fair officials to install the positions of Vegan Queen and Vegan King on the fair’s royalty court in 2014 - what an
Abraham Lincoln said “all men are created equal.” What he meant was that there is no room for slavery or prejudice in our society. What he failed to state is that equality is a fallacy because the incentive to achieve is not the same among everyone. He should have said that he came from humble beginnings and overcame many obstacles to achieve legal success and to become our president. Perhaps the best. My purpose is not to deride this idea, but to examine it. We are born under many circumstances, some very favorable, but most of us have to struggle to achieve even moderate success. I have had a number of successes in my life, but, I can assure you none came without serious thought and struggles. It is quite satisfying to change the life of others by leading them through the battles we all face. Humanity is such that we often gain more from this simple act than from our own successes. As I have mentioned, I have been active in sports, business and teaching at different times. In each activity there was someone there to push me to my limits. Sometimes even negative comments can encourage you. They may be meant with bad intent but
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mediocre competitive swimmer in high school. When I got to college one of my goals was to become a letter winner. The problem was that the swim team was very good. I had the disadvantage not only of my lack of ability, but also I was short and stocky. I tried out anyway. Being the first one at practice and the last to leave not only was noticed, but also led to improvement. I earned respect and awards on time. Even more important, was that the lesson was never forgotten. It served me well ever after. The important point we need to make is that your success in life is very dependent on your willingness to compete. That is where the equality sneaks back in. Equality is an excuse for non-performance. If you are willing to try harder and longer than everyone else you will eventually become whatever you want to be. It is even possible that you will not, but will end up in something else that proves to be more interesting or profitable. Your failures are important to you if you are willing to accept that they are learning possibilities. Use them wisely. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Laura Hoarty, left, swings with Rebecca Sowers, center, and her date for the evening Cary Hoarty, all of Anderson Township, at the Stepping Stones Prom. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
STEPPING STONES HAS
FIRST-EVER PROM S
tepping Stones’ first ever prom was a swirl of fancy dresses, wheelchairs and new friends as 38 volunteers from Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township opened prom season with a glittery gift. The volunteers brought dresses, make-up, suit coats, corsages, hair ribbons, music, a dessert buffet and a prom photographer to Stepping Stones’ Camp Allyn in Batavia. The prom was part of the Creative Wonders respite weekend for teens and adults with disabilities. “It was incredible. Many of our participants had never gone to a prom,” said Dottie Dotson, coordinator of Recreation and Leisure Services at Stepping Stones’ Camp Allyn Campus. Janet Stehlen of Milford organized the prom with the church’s mission group and youth group. “It was a huge party with everybody dancing and having a great time,” she said. “We wanted everybody to have a good time together and not worry
about their ability or disability.” The prom was part of Stepping Stones’ weekend respite program that provides overnight weekends of theme-based activities from September through May. Stepping Stones also offers summer day and overnight camps, year-round adult day activities, Saturday Clubs for children and young adults and an alternative education programs for students with severe autism. More than 1,000 volunteers participate in activities ranging from camp buddies to group volunteer projects. For summer camp volunteer opportunities, see the web site www.steppingstonesohio.org Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving children and adults with disabilities at three program locations: Given Campus in Indian Hill, UCP Campus in Norwood and Camp Allyn Campus, which is owned by the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, in Batavia.
Megan May of Delhi Township has a smile brighter than her red sequined dress as she rolls onto the dance floor at Stepping Stones prom. With her are, from left, Jacob Bothwell of Loveland, Katie Kummer of Anderson Township and Conner Sefton, in background, of Lebanon. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Cindi Little of Newtown dances with Greg Davis of Union, Ky, at Stepping Stones Prom. Robert Mayberry of Union is in the background. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Catie Farrow of Aberdeen, right, dances with Dan Hadley of Anderson Township. “She was so excited. It was her first prom. It was the first time she wore make-up,” said her mother, Thelma Farrow. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Abby Minardi of Amelia attends her first prom at the Stepping Stones Prom. She watched her cream lace gown catch the light and murmered “I wish my Daddy could see me.”THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
Christina Fox of Moscow, applies violet eye shadow to Tina Mounce of Norwood for Stepping Stones Prom. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 10
Spring Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Eastgate Mall, Free. 513769-3311. Union Township.
Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Free. 513-677-7600. Loveland.
Volunteer Events Great American Cleanup Day, 9 a.m.-noon Registration 8:30-9 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Spend morning working on projects park. Great way to earn high school or community service hours. All supplies, drinks and free lunch provided by Chick-fil-A. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-388-4513. Anderson Township.
Exercise Classes SilverSneakers, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 513-947-7333. Union Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 1:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513-478-6783. Goshen. Zumba Fitness with Sue, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Burn calories, sculpt your body and have a blast. $5. 513-379-4900; www.zumbasue.net. Anderson Township. Aqua Zumba with KC, 1 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Comfort Inn, 4421 Aicholtz Road, Pool Room. All levels welcome. Bring water shoes and towel. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-240-5180. Eastgate.
Nature Greenfire: Aldo Leopold, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic is a guiding principle for land management at CNC and around the world. Celebrate Earth Day by sharing life and legacy of one of nation’s greatest conservationists. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Earth Day: Habitats Here and at Home, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Celebrate Earth Day. Choose from variety of programs and volunteer opportunities for all ages. Free. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Youth Sports Tiny Tigers Pre School Martial Art, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Program offers strong foundation in essential character qualities such as courtesy, respect and discipline. $69 per month. 513652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Union Township.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-6777600. Loveland.
Dining Events St. Margaret of York Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Margaret of York, 9483 Columbia Road, Cod, salmon, shrimp, macaroni and cheese and cheese pizza. Includes sides, drink and dessert. Beer available. $5-$9 meals. 513-683-7100, ext. 201; www.stmargaretofyork.org. Deerfield Township. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6-$6.50. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 513-575-2102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken, fries, mac and cheese, baked potato, green beans, slaw, soup and more. Dinner or a la carte. Call ahead for carry out. Price varies. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 513-831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Pike, Fried or baked fish, shrimp
SUNDAY, APRIL 13 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-6777600. Loveland.
Exercise Classes A variety of programs and volunteer opportunities will be offered at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township, beginning at 9 a.m. on Earth Day, Thursday, April 10. The program is free. Call 831-1711, or visit www.cincynature.org. FILE PHOTO and chicken nuggets. Meal includes side and beverage. Soft and bar drinks available for purchase. Dine-in or carryout. Benefits Anderson Post 318. $5-$8. 513-231-6477; www.post318.org. Anderson Township. Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Fish, shrimp or chicken dinner includes, hush puppies, coleslaw, french fries, sweet potato fries, drink and dessert. $8-$10. 513-722-2541. Goshen. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Locust Corner United Methodist Church, 917 Locust Corner Road, Complete fish fry dinner, includes coleslaw, french fries, hushpuppies, bread, beverage and dessert. Dine in or carry out. Music by Annie Takeuchi Lansone. $6. 513-553-6153. Pierce Township. Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Banquet Hall. Carryout available. Dinner with sides and dessert. $8. 513-7329035. Batavia. Boy Scout Troop 452 Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Cafeteria. Choice of main entree, two sides, dessert and drink. Carryout also available. Scouts serve meals. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 452. $8.25 per meal. Presented by Boy Scout Troop 452. 513-315-3991. Withamsville. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., St. Bernadette School, 1479 Locust Lake Road, Presented by St. Bernadette Church. 513-7535566. Amelia.
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Prices vary depending on how many games are purchased. Guaranteed $250 on cover-all. Doors open 5:30 p.m. 513-7346507. Bethel.
Shopping Spring Vendor Event, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., New product releases, spring catalog releases, personal services and unique items. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Riverboat Enterprises-Tupperware. 513-769-3311. Union Township.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. $15. Registration required. 513-713-3541; www.lcresurrection.org. Anderson Township.
Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-6777600. Loveland.
Clubs & Organizations
SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 513-947-7333. Union Township. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $7.50 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 513-237-4574. Amelia.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Lower Level, Generations Room. Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Through June 28. 513-417-6772; www.tops.org. Amelia. Mat Yoga, 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $7.50 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 513-237-4574. Amelia.
Home & Garden
Health / Wellness
Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature Shop. Large assortment of locally grown native plants and trees for sale. Members free, nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Melanoma Know More Free Skin Cancer Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Early detection and education about melanoma. Free. Presented by Melanoma Know More. 513-956-3729; www.melanomaknowmore.com. Batavia.
Music - Acoustic Jimmy Mundane, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 513-843-6040. New Richmond.
Nature Earth Day: Habitats Here and at Home, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Recreation Bingo, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 406, 3393 Legion Lane,
Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, For children 3 years old through grade 6. Hunt for eggs, visit with Easter Bunny and chance to win special prizes. Parents bring cameras to photograph children at Easter backdrops. Children should bring basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or shine. Free. 513231-4301; www.cloughchurch.org. Anderson Township. Easter Extravaganza, 10 a.m.noon, Miami Township Civic
Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Crafts, face painting, games, petting zoo and magic show. Easter bunny available for pictures. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 513-248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township.
Home & Garden Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free, nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Music - Acoustic Drew Lanius, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 513-843-6040. New Richmond.
Nature Ohio Young Birder’s Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Youth-led group interested in hiking and watching birds. Hosted by CNC volunteer Brian Herriott. $10 online pre-registration required to join club. 513-831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Spend morning looking for birds. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711. Union Township. Earth Day: Habitats Here and at Home, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Land Steward Work Day, 9 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Join CNC Land Steward volunteers and staff to battle non-native, invasive species. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 513-8311711. Union Township. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Books with nature, science and wildlife themes available for preschool and elementary school children. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Runs / Walks MMM Mary Miller Memorial 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Free Kids Fun Run at 10:15 a.m. for ages 6 and under. $30, $15 ages 7-14; advance: $25, $10 ages 7-14. Registration required. Presented by Milford Miami Ministry. 513-469-0958; www.mmministry.org. Milford. Family Flower Walk, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in Lobby. Easy-going one-hour stroll looking for flowers of spring. Perfect for beginners and families. Free. 513-831-1711. Union Township.
Cardio Kick Boxing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Non-contact workout including cardio and strength training in energizing environment, using kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. Through Dec. 10. 513-652-0286. Union Township.
Home & Garden Native Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free, nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Taking Root Planting Day, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Support Taking Root Campaign by planting native trees. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Nature Earth Day: Habitats Here and at Home, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Shopping Spring Vendor Event, noon-6 p.m., Eastgate Mall, Free. 513769-3311. Union Township.
MONDAY, APRIL 14 Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 513-240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Beginner Yoga Classes, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Choose from Beginners Power Yoga Class at 6 p.m. or Candlelight Relaxation and restorative slow flow class at 7 p.m. $7 or $12 for both classes. 513-675-0954. Mount Carmel. Zumba Gold/Silver Sneaker Flex with KC, 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-240-5180. Bethel.
Nature Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Youth Sports Tiny Tigers Pre School Martial Art, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $69 per month. 513-652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Union Township.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15 Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-6777600. Loveland.
Drink Tastings Au Bon Climat Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Wines of boutique winery in the Santa Maria region of California making pinots, chards and pinot gris. $65. Reservations required.
513-831-2749; www.20brix.com. Milford.
Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $7.50 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 513-237-4574. Amelia. Zumba Gold/Silver Sneaker Flex with KC, 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-2405180. Union Township. Beginner Yoga Classes, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1177 W. Ohio Pike, $7. 513-6750954. Amelia. Zumba with KC, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, All levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with KC. 513-240-5180. Union Township.
Nature Full Moon Walk, 8:15 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Meet at white Creekside Barn. Hit trails at night and enjoy full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 513-831-1711. Goshen Township. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 513-5751874. Milford.
Art Exhibits Fine Artist Monica Anne Achberger, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 513-6777600. Loveland.
Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. Through May 14. 513-831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
Education Women’s Self Defense Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Yum’s Cincinnati Hwa Rang Do, 3603 Church St., Five-week workshop is introduction to practical, effective self defense tactics and techniques. Free. 513-286-3199. Newtown.
Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 513-240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 513-652-0286. Union Township.
Health / Wellness Pain as Spiritual Teacher workshop, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Turtlebox Stories & Studio, 527 Lila Ave, Room 102. Join yoga therapist/ mental health counselor Renee Groenemann and artist/spiritual nurturer Cathy Barney for science-art-spirit approach to befriending pain and learning its lessons. Ages 21 and up. $95. Reservations required. 513-6382738. Milford.
Nature Next in Nature, 5:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Youth-focused group for those interested in hiking and birding. Hosted by CNC volunteer, Brian Herriott. Ages 12-18. $10 online preregistration required to join OYBC. Registration required. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 513-831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
APRIL 9, 2014 • CJN-MMA • B3
Make hot cross buns, then hang one up to ensure future success
I may be jinxing myself, but I think we’ve finally transitioned into spring. The last few days have convinced me, and in our little patch of woods, I’m seeing true harbingers: watercress in our spring-fed pool and trilliums, bloodroot, anemones and spring beauties all poking up through the leaves. The dandelions and wild onions are all over the place. Both nutritious wild edibles. Meanwhile, we’re gearing up for Easter. One of my favorite yeast buns to make is hot cross buns. Now these aren’t extremely sweet, like a sweet roll (they’re a bun, remember), but just sweet enough to really enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of milk. Legend has it that if you make yeasted hot cross buns for Good Friday and hang one up in the kitchen, you’ll have success with anything you make with yeast all year ‘round. That won’t be happening at my house! Let the kids help. Granddaughter Eva loved making the cross decoration. You can also simply use the icing as a glaze over the whole bun.
1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast, regular or rapid rise
Rita Heikenfeld RITA’S KITCHEN
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided 1 cup warm milk (110° -115°) 1/4 cup softened butter Couple
dashes salt 1/2 to 1 cup raisins 1 large egg, room temperature 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 cups allpurpose flour Preheat oven to 375. In mixer bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm milk. Let stand for 5 minutes. It will foam up. Add butter, raisins, egg, salt and remaining sugar; beat until smooth. On low speed, pour in enough flour to form soft dough - I used 3-1/2 cups. Turn onto very lightly floured surface (not too much flour or buns will be tough); knead until smooth like a baby’s bottom, about 5 minutes. I used the dough hook so avoided hand kneading and extra flour. Place in sprayed or buttered bowl, turning once to coat top. Bless dough! Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, 1 hour or more. Stick a finger in gently, if indentation remains, you’re good to go; if it springs back, it needs to
raise more. Punch dough down. Divide into 12 portions. Shape into balls. Place in sprayed or buttered 13x9 pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden. Mine were done at 25 minutes.
Whisk together: 2 cups confectioner’s sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 4 tablespoons water or more if needed. Make a cross shape on each bun.
Tip from Rita’s kitchen:
Raising in fridge: As an experiment, I divided dough in half and let half raise at room temperature and half in fridge covered overnight. The dough from the fridge took longer to raise, but both batches came out great.
Hawaiian roll clone
Leave out raisins and icing and you have a roll that to me tastes like store-bought Hawaiian rolls. The crust is not as soft, but the sweet flavor is there.
Back in the old days yeast came in the form of moist little cakes and had to be refrigerated. Now we can buy dry yeast in
Hot cross buns: Make them, and hang one up in the kitchen to ensure success in future yeast recipes.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD
the store. It comes in many forms, from regular yeast to rapid rise to bread machine yeast. All easy to use.
Is it fresh?
To make sure your yeast can still leaven, add a little to some warm water with a pinch of sugar. It should foam up within minutes. If not, toss it. Yeast kept in the freezer stays fresh long-
Can you help?
Yeasty flavor in breads: Lois B. has a friend who wants to know how to make the flavor of yeast more prominent in her baked goods. Using regular, not rapid rise may help. Any suggestions from bakers in our Community circle of friends? Applebee’s hot bacon
dressing: Wanda R. has tried “to no avail” to make this. Do you have a similar recipe? Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator, Jungle Jim’s Eastgate culinary professional and author. Find her blog online at Abouteating.com. Email her at columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
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States is investigating student loan complaints A multi-state investigation is now underway into the practices of the student loan servicing firm SLM Corp., also known as Sallie Mae. This comes after numerous complaints have been filed with state attorneys general around the country. Complaints are coming from people like Eric Wooddell of Martinsville, Ohio. “Sallie Mae is taking money specified for certain accounts (in this case the ones with higher interest rates) and posting the money how they wish (to lower interest loans),” Woodell wrote. Wooddell said he has recorded phone conversations with the company and has bank statements showing the problem. “Over $1,300 hasn’t even been posted to my account where I have bank records showing I paid the amount. They are blaming a system change
while millions of students are being impacted and paying thousands more in interest Howard payments,” Ain he said. HEY HOWARD! I’ve told Wooddell, as I’m telling everyone else with such problems, to file a complaint with their state attorney general. Ohio officials there say they are not permitted to say whether they are part of the multi-state investigation being led by the Illinois Attorney General. Ohio has received 57 complaints about Sallie Mae since 2012. Nationwide, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports almost half the 3,800 student loan servicer complaints it’s received are against Sallie Mae. It says
the most common complaints concern inaccurate payment processing and an inability to modify loans. One complaint on file with the Ohio Attorney General reads, “On the 18th of January, I ‘paid off’ one of the loans, but they have no record of it! Key Bank has repeatedly sent them verification, and they refuse to acknowledge that they ‘received the electronically sent payment’! I am beyond what to do!” Another complaint filed with the Ohio Attorney General reads, “Sallie Mae continues to change the way they have done business which changes the original agreement when the loan was made. Further investigation is needed into the Sallie Mae practices.” A spokesperson for the Illinois Attorney General said, “We’re looking into the increasing reports of
abusive servicing practices involving consumers who have taken on considerable student debt loans.” Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank law in an effort to watch over banks and student loans. The law encourages state attorneys general to take more of an interest in complaints against student lenders. Sallie Mae is the nation’s largest student loan provider and had set aside $70 million to help resolve enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Howard Ain’s column appears bi-weekly in the Community Press newspapers. He appears regularly as the Troubleshooter on WKRC-TV Local 12 News. Email him at email@example.com.
POLICE REPORTS GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Lacey Glass, 27, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 275, drug paraphernalia. Christopher Davis, 21, 1491 Woodville, assault. Kerry Taylor, 46, 6566 Ohio 727, domestic violence.
Incidents/investigations Animal complaint at 1700 block of Parker, March 13. at 6100 block of Misty Creek, March 13. Assault At 1900 block of Brixton, March 15. At area of Redbird and Garden, March 21. Burglary At 1400 block of Gibson, March 7. Criminal damage At 50 block of Melody Lane, March 6. at 6700 block of Goshen Road, March 10. at 7100 block of Hills Station Road, March 12. Disorder At 6700 block of Goshen Road, March 17. At 1200 block of Clarawill Drive, March 18. At 6100 block of Misty Creek, March 18. At 1200 block of Twin Oaks, March 19. At 1700 block of Ohio 28, March 21. At 1700 block of Ohio 28 No. 306, March 1. At 600 block of Redman, March
1. At 6300 block of Manila Road, March 5. At 1400 block of Woodville Pike, March 1. at 6500 block of Ohio 48, March 13. at 100 block of Park Avenue, March 15. at 300 block of Redbird, March 15. at 200 block of Gateway, March 12. Dispute At 6400 block of Snider, March 15. At 100 block of Park Avenue, March 16. At 1700 block of Ohio 28, March 19. At 2500 block of Woodville, March 20. Domestic violence At 600 block of Redman, March 20. Property damage At 1500 block of Ohio 28, March 22. Theft At 1300 block of Ohio 28, March 17. At 6700 block of Dick Flynn, March 4. At 1500 block of Rolling Knoll, March 6. At 6600 block of Lynne Haven, March 6. At 1500 block of Rolling Knoll, March 6. At 6600 block Lynne Haven, March 6. at 1600 block of Ohio 28, March 10. at 2500 block of Woodville, March 13. at 6900 block of Shiloh , March 14. at 6600 block of Goshen Road, March 15.
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Juvenile, 13, criminal trespass, tobacco prohibition, March 16. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, March 18. Juvenile, 14, unruly, March 20. Timothy M. Kagrise, 20, 1380 Cottonwood, drug possession, paraphernalia, driving under influence, driving under suspension, March 18. Rodney Foster, 37, 1107 S. Timbercreek, drug possession, driving under influence, March 19. Michael A. Banks III, 38, 1040 Cooks Crossing No. 10, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 19. Allen T. Bennett, 25, 1652 Middleboro Road, drug possession, paraphernalia, March 20. Will B. Boster, 20, 5632 Barnes Holding, theft, March 21. Juvenile, 14, assault, March 21. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, paraphernalia, March 21. Two Juveniles, 17, drug abuse, March 21. Dylan Bray, 18, 201 Edgecombe Drive, drug abuse, March 21. Ronald Vollmer, 57, 737 Creekwood Bluffs, open container, driving under influence, March 22. Grant Messer Jr., 31, 4536 Glenway Ave., obstructing official business, resisting arrest, March 23.
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Find whatever you need by visiting the businesses Howdy folks, This article is different in that it is mostly about our hometown of Bethel. There are two hardware stores, Bishops and Village. You can find items there that the big stores don’t have. We needed some screws that have threads on both ends for a project we are making. So I went to Bishops and told the feller what I needed. He went to the boxes and kept pulling till I saw the right size. I was amazed. They have plants, garden tools, tillers, lawn mowers, all kinds of different plants, mulch, etc. If they don’t have the item they will try to get it. They also have repairs for pressure canners. The other one, Village Hardware, at the other end of Bethel, will have lumber and other items. The folks that work there will greet you with a big smile and help you. They have seed taters, onion sets and on their sign I saw they have heirloom seeds, plus other items. The owner Luann will be glad if you stop and shop. There are gas stations, a grocery store, IGA, where you can get your supply of groceries and the store is clean and well organized. They have a special room for $1 items. They are so helpful. The deli will have fried chicken, which is my favorite, and of course other dishes in the food counter. We have plenty of restaurants to eat at too. There are banks to keep your money in and
the folks that work there are so helpful. Especially for me, when I don’t understand George the new Rooks technology. OLE FISHERMAN I have missed some businesses in our town, but you can find whatever you need by visiting the businesses, they would thank you for your business. As my friend always said, ‘I tell you folks;’ there is a feed mill in my town that has about everything you need for animal feed. They also have plants for the garden, honey bee supplies, all kinds of feeders for birds and animals, they also grind feed, have stray dog boxes, all kinds of items for your animals. Stop in and browse around the store or the feed mill, there are very few feed mills that grind feed. When you go in the feed mill you may hear baby chicks chirp, or baby ducks, baby turkeys and at Easter they have baby rabbits I think, so stop and say hello to Susan and their other employees. There are two drugstores where you can get all kinds of supplies for the medicine cabinet, prescriptions to be filled. If you are interested in antiques stop at the Pickers Paradise. They have some of the items I have never seen, so stop and say hello to Gary and Gloria. Also there is the
Pink Elephant which has furniture and antiques. There are automotive repair stores and a garage to repair your vehicle. Stop and say hello to Scott. The schools here in Bethel are No. 1. The students can get a good education in these schools. There is the U.S.
Grant Vocational Career Center where a student can go and train for a career in the business world. Now if you want some excellent food visit the Sports Gallery. The students under the supervision of the Forcee Brothers do a great job. If you don’t get enough to eat that is your fault.
So come to my town Bethel and shop there. The Bethel Lions Club was 70 years old on April 4. The club had a celebration that evening at the Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The Monroe Grange at Nicholsville will be 100 years old November
2015. The National Grange is 147 years old this December. This is National Grange Month. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.
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DEATHS Thomas Apgar Thomas Joseph Apgar, 68, Jackson Township, died March 25. He was the owner of Apgar Concrete Construction. Survived by wife, Millie Apgar; children, Patricia Barger and Donna Penkor; stepchildren, David Tolbert, Shannon Tolbert and Heather Ray; 12 brothers and sisters, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchildren. Services were March 28 at St. Philomena Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials: United Way; or St. Philomena Church.
Jessie Bates Jr. Jessie Ernest Bates Jr., 82, Milford, died March 16. He was a fabricator for United Fabrication, and was a Navy veteran. Survived by his wife, Rose Mary Meisberger Bates; children, Gary Bates, Jess Bates, Mary Candiace Bates, LaVella Kraft, Carol Bates, Cindy Martin,
Dennis Tucker and Connie Beaudion; sister, Mariene Kellan; and grandchildren, Keith Bates, Emily Chal, Bridgette Pyles, Brittney Beaudion, Justin Tucker, Jessica Tucker, Natasha Martin, Kyle Martin, Doug Tucker, Donnie Baker, Matt Dunohoe, Greg Rosenbaum, Crystal Tobergte and Gabriel Bates. Preceded in death by daughter, Cheril Baker. Services were March 21 at Graceland Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.
Judy Hughett Judy Hughett, 62, Milford, died March 26. She was a custodian for the Milford Board of Education. Survived by husband, Tommy Hughett Sr.; children, Tommy Hughett Jr., Sherry Harris and Destiny Volz; and grandchildren, Johnny and Keilee Harris, Halleigh Weir, Brett, Daniel and Kurtis Hughett. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.
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Erma Kidd Erma June Kidd, 77, Goshen Township, died March 27. She was a factory worker. Survived by sons, Rick Simpson and Jeff Simpson; daughter, Debbie (Dan Kidd Sr.) Schmitt; brothers, Ken Price and Jimmy Price; sister, Phyllis Hospkins; grandchildren, Wendy Murray, Regina Bill (Chris Williamson), Mike (Kendra) Simpson, Keith Simpson, Jamie (Tom) Mackey
Kathryn J. Kleinert, 70, Loveland, died March 7. She was a property manager. Survived by husband, George W. Kleinert; children, Scott E. Kleinert and Mark A. Kleinert; siblings, Eileen, Carol, Patricia, Todd, Roger, Ann and Linda; nieces, nephews and friends. Services were March 13 at Evans Funeral Home.
Lois Myrtle Powers, 92, Milford, died March 24. She was a file girl for RCA. Survived by children, Cecil (Linda) Powers, Jerry (Naomi) Powers and Ricky (Susan) Powers; seven grandchildren and several great- and great-greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Cecil Powers; son, Maurice (Paulette) Powers; and siblings, Ancil and Ezra Prewitt. Services were March 31 at Evans Funeral Home.
Patricia Schauer Patricia Monaghan Schauer, 60, Milford, died March 28. She was a personal banker with the National Bank and Trust. Survived by husband, Edward Schauer; daughters, Jenna (Ryan) O’Brien and Erin Schauer; mother, Viola Monaghan; sisters, Mellen Reckman and Kathy Luttrell; many nieces, nephews,
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Roger Wehrman Roger William Wehrman, 71, Blanchester, died March 24. He was a bus driver for Sycamore Schools, and member of the Goshen Masonic Lodge No. 119. Survived by wife, Phyllis Hofman Wehrman; children, Toni (Lenny) Bush, Tina (Mark) Stanley and Gary (Angie) Wehrman; eight grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three greatgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Gregg Wehrman. Services were March 28 at Evans Funeral Home.
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Sunday worship services are 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Brother Chet Sweet. The church is at 213 Western Ave., New Richmond; 5534730.
First Baptist Church of Mt. Repose
An afternoon of Easter fun is planned for children from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, for children from age 3 through sixth grade. Festivities include an Easter egg hunt for infants to grade six from 2-3 p.m. The church is offering a free Pre-Employment Clinic on April 12. Get free assistance writing and printing a resume, applying for jobs online, and practice interviewing. The first 50 people that arrive will receive a free flash drive. Free lunch will be provided for all participants and there will be supervised fun for children. Contact the church for more information. The church is at 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, Milford; 575-1121.
Glen Este Church of Christ
All are invited to Resurrection Day services on Sunday, April 20, at the church. Sunrise service is 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:30 a.m. (RSVP TO 753-8223). Sunday school classes for all ages are 9:30 a.m. and Resurrection Day service is 10:30 a.m. The church is at 937 old state Route 74, Eastgate; 753-8223.
Jesuit Spiritual Center
The center is sponsoring a Holy Week Retreat for men and women, beginning with a dinner at 6:30 p.m., Holy Thursday, April 17. The re-
treat is silent and conducted on the center’s quiet 37-acre campus. The retreat includes celebration of the sacred liturgies of Holy Thursday and Good Friday, four prayer talks by Sr. Fran Repka, RSM and Father Bill Verbryke, SJ, ample time for private prayer and private conferences. The retreat will end with a noon luncheon on Saturday to allow participants to attend their parish celebration of the Vigil and Easter. For information on any of the
retreats or to register, call 248-3500, ext. 10, or visit the center’s website. The center is at 5361 S. Milford Road, Milford; 2483500;www.jesuitspiritual center.com.
Locust Corner Community UMC
Lenten fish frys are scheduled from 5-7:30 p.m. each Friday through April 11. A meal for
$6 includes fried fish fillet, bread, choice of cole slaw or french fries, dessert and a beverage. Live keyboard music will be provided some weeks by Annie Takeuchi Lanzone (no music March 7). Traditional service is 10 a.m., preceded by Bible study at 9 a.m. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road, Cincinnati.
Loveland Presbyterian Church
Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is looking forward to the new year. The church
welcomed new choir director Randy Pennington and his family in recent months. He is a professor of music at Northern Kentucky University and brought new enthusiasm to the choir. His wife, Suzanne, and son, Brock and Keith, have joined the choir. The church also welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lonnie Darnell and his wife,
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HODGES - RICE
Jessica Hodges and Curt Rice are happy to announce their engagement & upcoming marriage. Jessica is the daughter of Elaine & Joe Herbst and Rodney & Ivy Hodges. Curt is the son of Lorna Rice and David Rice. Jessica graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012 with a BA in French teaching. Curt also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012 with a BFA in Graphic Design. They live and work in Lexington, Kentucky. The wedding will be held at Niederman Family Farm in Hamilton, Ohio on Saturday, June 7th , 2014.
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Loveland United Methodist Church
At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experi-
ence where persons can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and beautiful choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading persons into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the joyful welcoming of the Holy Spirit.
Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth grade. High school students lead to Sunday school after the praise band’s opening set. A professionallystaffed nursery is available for children under the age of 2. To find out about all of the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director
of ministry operations, at 683-1738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, senior’s ministry and “Hands On / Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;www.loveland umc.org.
free; donations are accepted. Call 831-5500, or visit the church website for more information The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;www.milford firstumc.org.
Trinity Christian Fellowship
Evangelist and musician Blain Bowman will teach on “Paul’s Epistles in the Book of Isaiah” at Trinity Christian Fellowship at 6:30 p.m., on April 16. Blaine Bowman was saved during the “Jesus Movement” in 1971. He started preaching in 1973 and has since filled over 8,000 engagements across the U.S. and other countries. He is also a gospel singer, guitarist, record producer, Bible teacher and author. He has a bachelor’s degree in religious science,
Milford First United Methodist Church
WAVE Free Community Dinners are 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14, No church service is attached, no reservations are needed and all are welcome to these familyfriendly meals. The meals are
practical ministry and music from Logos Christian College. His wife of 37 years, Christine, and their children, Tiffany and Luke, also travel with him on occasion as a four-piece band and have had five No. 1 songs on the Gospel charts. Blaine shares the Word in a way that appeals to all ages in an insightful and sometimes humorous way. The church is at 3730 Greenbush-Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-3500.
Trinity United Methodist Church
Weekly Sunday services are: Traditional at 8:15 and 11 a.m. with contemporary worship (and children’s Sunday school) at 9:30 a.m. Trinity at 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford; 8310262;www.trinity milford.org
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