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Milford levy signs damaged development director, was not aware of any vandalism and said the township did not have anything to do with taking MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — “Vote no for the Milford down the signs. “If they’re political signs, school levy” signs in Miami Township were torn down and we don’t touch them,” he said. “(If there’s a problem), we vandalized last week. “Less than 24 hours after contact the people that have putting these things up, peo- put them up and people have ple are knocking them over, generally been compliant.” Sometimes signs need to be literally, just pushing them over,” said Chris Imbus of Mi- repositioned because they reami Township. “One sign was strict view, Ethridge said. “All these signs need to be run over.” Mark Chaffin, co-chair for behind utility poles, utility the Milford levy campaign, boxes and fire hydrants,” he said. “(If they aren’t), said he was not aware not only do they beof any vandalism and come a visual nuidid not believe any of sance, they impede his campaign voluntraffic safety.” teers were involved. The township made “I can’t tell you that initial contact with 100 percent for sure, some people that put but if it is, I would be up signs, but “within a very adamant about few hours we saw at asking them to step Ethridge least one crew out away from our group because that is not something there moving those signs we’re going to stand for,” he back,” Ethridge said. “By and large, the only said. “I would surely hope as a parent you wouldn’t stoop to things we move are real estate signs and garage sale signs,” that.” Chaffin said he did hear Mi- he said. Clermont County Prosecuami Township planned to take some signs down around the tor Vince Faris said it is illegal to move or deface someone’s area that restricted view. “Miami Township did call property. A person can be me, and I did relocate them be- charged with criminal mishind the setbacks,” Imbus chief. Milford school board memsaid. “If Miami Township takes them down, they take bers voted unanimously in them back to the service de- January to place a 4.5-mill partment. These were bent levy on the May 7 ballot. A levy of the same millage failed over.” Lou Ethridge, community in November. By Keith BieryGolick

Miami Township Fire Chief James Whitworth stands in front of an engine he plans to sell to offset some of the cost for a fire truck to replace one totaled in a crash last year. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Miami Twp. buys three fire trucks By Keith BieryGolick

MIAMI TWP. — A Miami Township fire engine was struck by a car Oct. 12 and rendered useless. A replacement is expected to be ordered soon. “It is kind of a blessing in disguise,” said James Whitworth, fire chief. “It puts us in a good position with our fleet.” The township will purchase an new engine for $486,000, and

all but $35,000 will be covered by the insurance settlement from the totaled truck, the chief said. The township’s cost will be offset by the sale of one of the oldest engines at the central station on McPicken Drive, he said. “(This truck) was actually the first engine I bought when I got here in 1993,” Whitworth said. “It’s got a lot of frame rust, which is not good because of how much it weighs.”

Whitworth doesn’t think the old truck will bring in much money. “It’s not going to get $35,000,” he said. “If we get $10,000, I’ll be pleased.” The Miami Township trustees were expected to approve the order at the April 16 meeting. Whitworth said the order is being placed quicker than usual because the department alSee TRUCKS, Page A2

Spring Litter Cleanup is April 20, volunteers needed The East Fork Watershed Collaborative and Valley View Foundation are working together again this year with area partners to coordinate the 2013 Spring Litter Cleanup event in Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River watershed. This regional cleanup event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20. Williamsburg’s event is 10 a.m. to noon. “Last year, we mobilized almost 800 volunteers and removed an estimated 20 tons of litter and trash,” said Vanessa Hannah, executive director for the Valley View Foundation. “Each year we aim to increase our numbers and involve more volunteers and communities.” Recycling also will be em-

phasized this year. “We’re challenging each site to recycle as much of the litter as they can,” said Hannah. Volunteers are needed to help spruce up various locations throughout the East Fork Watershed in Clermont County. Litter found near streams is the largest concern in many of these communities. “Litter pollution harms the quality of our drinking water and the streams in which we swim, relax and fish,” said Becky McClatchey, watershed coordinator with the East Fork Watershed Collaborative. “Events like the annual spring cleanup can have a big impact on the overall reduction of litter and the event also helps to spread the message of pollution

prevention.” Sponsors of the Spring Cleanup include the Duke Energy Foundation, Little Miami Inc., Buckeye United Fly Fishers, Clermont Water Resources Department, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Busken Bakery, Loveland Canoe & Kayak, Kroger and the Clermont County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Partnering agencies include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) State Parks and Division of Watercraft, Clermont County Park District, Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, the Harsha Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Highland Soil & Water Conservation District, OSU Extension-Clermont, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation Dis-



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trict. The East Fork Watershed Collaborative is an informal agency/citizen-based watershed organization whose mission is to “protect and enhance the biological, chemical and physical integrity of the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed.” In 2001, partners in Clermont, Brown, Highland and Clinton counties came together to form the collaborative in an effort to unify and strengthen watershed management. The Valley View Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization in Milford founded in 2002 to preserve130 acres of a family farm behind Pattison Elementary on South Milford Road. The foundation’s purpose is to conserve land, preserve history

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ville and Anderson Township areas at the end of the year. The organization is looking for donations of gently-used bicycles for children ages 3 to 8. “I wanted to give bikes to people who can’t afford it,” said Sussell, a recreational therapist who is also an employee at Bishop’s Bicycles in Milford. Bishop’s is

where the donated bicycles are refurbished. “When you put chil-

dren on bicycles when they are young, they become bicycle advocates,” said Sussell. Sussell said providing the bicycles has an added benefit of encouraging good health. “When you give (children) a bike, they move away from the TV, (and) the bicycle will do the rest,” she said. Cinci Holiday Bike Drive is working in cooperation with Queen City Bike. “Cinci Holiday Bike Drive is a great new addition (to) the Greater Cincinnati cycling community,” said Frank Henson, president of Queen City Bike and a resident of Madisonville. “(This) will allow more children to experience the joy of riding a bicycle.” Monetary donations also are being accepted. For information, check Facebook under “Cinci Holiday Bike Drive” or send an email to

crement financing) funds,” said Larry Fronk, township administrator. “We actually issued a $1million bond to purchase the two trucks and will use the TIF money to pay it back.” The township last bought a truck in 2002, and since then, changes in EPA emission and fire apparatus standards have driven costs up, the chief said in a packet of information provided to the township trustees.

“They were definitely needed,” Fronk said. “The truck that was in the accident was actually one of the two we were going to replace. So we’re getting three trucks instead of two.” The township won’t have to order a new truck until 2018, Whitworth said, noting without the insurance settlement the township needed to order a new engine in 2015. Once the trucks arrive, it will take about two

months to prepare them for use, he said, because of the time it takes to compartmentalize the equipment and optimize available space. “When you talk about trucks that are 20 or 30 years old they’re pretty much at the end of their life,” Whitworth said. “The down time and maintenance time becomes longer as trucks get older, which is bad because response time is crucial for us.”

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MILFORD — Cycling enthusiast Cheryl Sussell wants to put bicycles in the hands of children in need. Sussell, who is a resident of Milford, and Chris Lonsberry, have started Cinci Holiday Bike Drive. The organization refurbishes donated bicycles for distribution to children referred by area social service agencies. Sussell said she got the idea from a similar program in Portland, Oregon, which donated 460 refurbished bicycles last December. Cinci Holiday Bike Drive will have a donation drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, Recreational Equipment, Inc. parking lot. Rookwood Commons is at 2699 Edmondson Road. The bicycles then will be given to children in the Milford, Madison-

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ready purchased two nearly identical trucks in December, which will arrive at the end of the year. The new truck is identical to one of the trucks on order. The cost of those two trucks totaled almost $1 million. “That money is coming from our TIF (tax in-

Jim Craven, left, and Cheryl Sussell with Cinci Holiday Bike Drive and Frank Henson, president of Queen City Bike, stand with a refurbished bicycle that will be donated to a needy child. Cinci Holiday Bike Drive will collect gently-used children’s bicycles during a collection drive Saturday, May 11, at Rookwood Commons and Pavilion. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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MILFORD — A celebration of life will be held in honor of 1960 Milford High School graduate Rick Blackburn at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Victor Stier American Legion, 450 Victor Stier Drive. The event, which is open to alumni who graduated between 1956 and 1964, is being held in lieu of a funeral for Blackburn, who died November 30 at age 70. “He didn’t want anything sad,” said Frank Williams of Arkansas. “He wanted it to be uplifting. He wanted his memory to be a good memory.” Williams and Blackburn became close friends in high school, when they formed the band, “The Sounds,” along with Larry Zornes and Johnny Male. The band was active in Milford from about 1959 to 1964, playing at the Teen Canteen, the American Legion and the former Farm & Home Center building, said event organizer Steve Boller. Although The Sounds members disbanded and moved to different states, they remained friends and reunited in Milford every year and in 2008 performed at a class reunion, said event organizer Linda Powers. “Whenever he (Blackburn) was in Milford, it was just like he had always been there,” she said.

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When the band broke up, Blackburn decided to stay in music, working as a radio disc jockey and later as a record label executive, Williams said. Blackburn served as the head of Columbia and Epic for CBS Records in the 1980s. He also served as the head of Atlantic Records’ Nashville division in the late 1980s and 1990s. “He was one of those people artists often thanked at awards shows,” Williams said. Blackburn signed many well-known artists, including Ricky Scaggs and Ray Charles, he said. Blackburn was a member of the Country Music Association and for a year served as president of its board of directors, he said. Blackburn and his wife, Suzie, also were strong supporters of the Milford Schools Foundation, Powers said. “He was really a great guy,” she said. “He was so generous and humble.” During the celebration of life, a DJ will play songs Rick was involved in during his tenure at CBS and Atlantic Records, Boller said. Guitarist Pete Peel also will perform. A microphone will be available for people wishing to reminisce and share memories of Blackburn. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, contact Powers at, or 831-6556.

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Families, church groups, civic organizations, businesses and school groups are encouraged to roll up their sleeves for three hours to help beautify and clean up Milford. The city will host the Citywide Spring Litter Clean Up beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, rain or shine. Emphasis will be placed on the parks, streets and neighborhoods. The reason this cleanup has been successful in previous years is because of the tremendous youth volunteer effort. It is a great opportunity for students to work some of the community service hours they need for school while being outside and doing something fun with their friends. All volunteers are encouraged to preregister. Once you preregister, you will receive additional information. Individuals and groups interested in participating in the Spring Litter Clean Up may contact Susan Ellerhorst at 248-5092 to pre-register or for additional information.

Milford Shred Day

Before you toss old bank records, tax statements, and all those credit card offers you receive in the recycling bin, take a moment and put the sensitive documents in a bag or box and circle April 27 on your calendar. The City of Milford and Cintas Document Management will sponsor a free community shred day April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. in the Municipal

Building parking lot, 745 Center St. Shredding paperwork effectively can reduce the elements leading to identity theft. This is an opportunity to properly dispose of personal documents and other materials containing sensitive information such as Social Security numbers and bank account numbers instead of placing the documents in a recycling bin. Don’t be a victim of identity theft; shred your sensitive documents. Residents and businesses may bring up to five boxes of documents to be shredded. This service is free to all citizens and businesses in the community.

Arbor Day

Milford will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Pattison Elementary School, 5330 South Milford Road. The tree planting is made possible through the collaboration between the City of Milford, Davey Tree and Pattison Elementary School. The City is also celebrating its designation as a Tree City USA for the 8th consecutive year. The Tree City USA program recognizes communities that invest and manage their urban and community forest resource. For additional information about Milford’s Arbor Day tree planting or Tree City USA, call the Municipal Building at 8314192.

Computer recycling

Residents and local businesses are invited to

take advantage of a free computer recycling event 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, Municipal Building in Milford, 745 Center St. Computers, monitors (CRTs and LCDs), printers, keyboards, networking equipment, speakers, scanners, external hard drives, laptops, servers, cables, towers, and internal video cards will be accepted for recycling. Televisions cannot be accepted. Many computers can be reused; they will be refurbished and donated to schools and the elderly. The hard drives will be stripped, so no personal information will be accessed. The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3), a nonprofit organization, is coordinating the event. C3 partners with local businesses and individual donors to offer computer recycling and reuse programs across the Greater Cincinnati area. Businesses that are interested in donating during the April 27 event can contact Daniel Meek, C3 program coordinator, at 771-3262 or email to schedule an individual pickup or drop off. For more information, call the Susan Ellerhorst at 2485092.

“Building to Last” is the theme for this year’s Annual Golden Donkey Dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate April 27. The Honorable Nina Turner, Democratic State Senator from Cleveland, will be the keynote speaker. Turner has served in the Ohio Senate since 2008 and as Minority Whip

since 2012. She serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Education Committees and sees education as a critical element of economic prosperity. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. until dinner at 6:30 p.m. to meet and greet potential candidates, both local and state, for the 2014

elections as well as those who are running for election or re-election this November. Cost is $60, or $50 if the reservation and payment is received by April 20. Call 575-3795, email, or visit to make reservations or for more information.

Bake sale

Miamiville United Methodist Church will sponsor a bake sale at the Village Grocery on Ohio 126 in Miamiville Friday, April 19, beginning at 9 a.m. and going until all

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Ruth Davis and Bobbie Donley, both of Goshen, enjoy dinner. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Goshen honors senior citizens

Melanie Cresap, left, Stephanie Over, Kelci Moore, Jena Stephens, Savanah Settle and Maddie Dormody perform at the senior citizen's dinner at Spaulding Elementary April 9. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

By Keith BieryGolick

Goshen Local School District students and staff treated senior citizens to a night of fun, food and entertainment Tuesday April 9, at Spaulding Elementary School. Seniors caught up with old friends, enjoyed a performance from a local dance team and dinner.

Marilyn Turner of Goshen, Joanne and Ken Ward of Milford eat during the senior citizen’s dinner at Spaulding Elementary April 9. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Melanie Cresap of Amelia dances during a performance for the senior citizens dinner at Spaulding Elementary April 9. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Shelia Dennis and John Wesley, both of Goshen, attend the senior citizen’s dinner. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Catie Huening of Goshen does the splits during a performance for the senior citizen’s dinner. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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goods are sold. This sale features home-baked goodies, baked by members of our church. Proceeds will go to missions and church projects.

Eastern Star brunch

Owensville Chapter 370 Order of the Eastern Star members will host a brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Hamer Masonic Lodge, 270 E. Main St. in Owensville. The menu includes ham and egg casserole, sausage and egg casserole, biscuits and sausage gravy, potato casserole, fruit, rolls, donuts, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea and lemonade. Call Faye Mounce at 7537209 or Barbara Bowman at 722-3079 for tickets.

Drug-free meeting set

The next meeting of the Partners for a Drug-Free Milford Miami Township is set for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Milford High School, Room N67. The coalition members are again partnering with the Milford Police Department to host a DEA Medication Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Target, 100 Rivers Edge Drive.

Victims rights week

The Clermont County commissioners issued a proclamation April 3 declaring the week of April 21 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the county. “Now is the time to embrace new solutions to these chal-

lenges that involve renewing our commitment in Clermont County to help bring awareness to citizens who have been a victim of crime,” said the proclamation. “We urge all citizens of the county to take time to honor crime victims and those who serve them during this week.” Clermont County had 6,273 crime victims in 2012.

Open enrollment

Goshen Local School District is accepting Open Enrollment applications for the 2013-2014 school year. Applications are available online at under the Parent Information Center and at the board of education office. Send completed forms to: Brian Bailey, Assistant Superintendent or to the Goshen

Board of Education, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, OH 45122.


Committee meeting

The Milford Public Services Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, in council chambers, 745 Center St. The tentative agenda includes a discussion about the Concord Woods Apartments sanitary sewer lift station and any other appropriate business that may come before the committee.

Milford Lodge No. 54, located at the Masonic Temple, 32 Water St., will hold an All-YouCan-Eat Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, April 20, from 4:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. Included is an extensive salad bar, bread, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. The cost is: Adults, $6, and children, $3. Everyone is invited to attend. You do not have to be a Mason to enjoy dinner.

Shred day

Bluegrass music

Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home in partnership with Center Bank, Goshen Chamber of Commerce and Holtman’s Donuts will host a Community Shred Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at the funeral home, 1668 Ohio

Spaghetti dinner

Facet Jewelry, Music & Pawn will host live bluegrass music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Milford store, 505 Chamber Drive. Free popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Discounts will be offered.


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The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 20122013.

they have just as adult scientists in the field do. Mary Pat Harris is the club facilitator. Recently they made rockets and launched them outside school.

Third grade

Ready for the countdown, Kurtis Ackermann prepares his rocket for launch while Lucas Weir, Mason Muccino and Noah Heltzer wait their turn. Rocket performance is affected by the drag or friction with the air. The shape of the nose and fins is important. The boys are members of McCormick’s Dragonfly Club. MARY PAT HARRIS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ayla Grabenbauer and Samantha Conrad follow the path of the rocket as it soars about 80 feet into the air. Dragonfly Club students will design a second rocket with attributes different from their first and compare flight results.

Olivia Loeffler, fifth-grade McCormick student, holds her breath as she prepares to drop “Franklin” into a bag filled with paper. Teammates Ivy Martinez and Lauren Clark, back, wadded torn papers to use like packing noodles to cushion the fall. It worked. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Milford students ‘drop’ eggs Chatfield College host MARY PAT HARRIS/FOR THE


scholarship luncheon

Chatfield College recently held its second annual luncheon for scholarship donors and recipients, providing a chance for donors to meet the students who have been awarded the scholarships. At present, Chatfield College awards scholarships from 22 endowed funds. Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald was present to meet the recipients of the Sr. Agatha Fitzgerald Scholarship, past dean and current faculty member of Chatfield College. This scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit qualities of strong faith, sensitivity, thoughtfulness and a commitment to support others. Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of

McCormick Elementary fifth-graders recently were asked to design shock absorbers to keep raw eggs from breaking when dropped. The problem: Design a container that will protect a raw egg from cracking when dropped. Teams of fifth-grade McCormick Elementary students were given the same materials and sent to work. Steven Knuckles and Mark Ostrander hoped this version of shock absorbers would keep the egg from hitting the floor. THANKS

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The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 20122013.

High Honor Roll Jack Ackermann, Reilly Ackermann, Spencer Adamson, Matthew Altemuehle, Anthony Bassano, Payton Bauer, Porter Bausch, Anna Bieber, Olivia Bieber, Jack Bohache, Zach Brinker, Abigail Brinkman, Breanna Brown, Molly Buck, Alyssa Campbell, Emma Canter, Cade Cantwell, Taylor Cassidy, Dillion Clifton, Kylie Clifton, John Codner, Mary Jane Cook, Kaylee Coultas, Calvin DeLay, A. J. Dickerson, Leah Dool, Lauren Dunevant, Riley Dunne, Shay Edblom, Carley Eggemeyer, Riley Eggemeyer, Sophie Elleman, Jocelyn Ellison-Witt, Mackenzie Farmer, Jacob Fields, Cole Fisher, Payton Gage, Hannah Gallimore, Katelyn Geier, Julia Gill, Divya Giridhar, Reece Gormley, Catherine Gott-

sacker, Alex Hannah, Jacob Haskins, Connor Hawkins, Bridgette Haynes, Joshua Henke, Kylie Hicks, Ciara Higgins, Lily Hoerr, Emma Holly, Josie Homan, Colin Horn, Ben Howard, Alexis Hudson, Kimberly Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Lillie Huseman, Rory Huseman, Allison Insko, Kameron Isaac, Elle Jacobsson, Ella Johnson, Caleb Keller, Kristopher Knueven, Kelsey Krigbaum, Tessi Lila, Jackson Louderback, Cameron Malott, McKenna Malott, Natalie Marraccini, Alec McCain, Colin McCain, Sydney McDonough, Andy Molter, Lydia Moore, Rebecca Moore, Slyvia Muennich, Breanna Mullarkey, Dylan Mullarkey, Madison O;Brien, Sasha Oehler, Ben O'Toole, Jasmine Peffly, Wolfe Pehowic, Claire Perrin, Max Pickett, Vishnu Rajkumar, Susmita Renjith, Kaitlyn Ruschell, Zachary Ruschell, Michael Salvucci, Jack Scally, Vincent Scally, Maggie Schmidt, Austin Snay, Maggie Soult, Ben Steele, Hailey Steiner, Jill Stokes, Harper Strickland, Claire Striet,


Dragonfly Club The McCormick Dragonfly Science Club for third- and fourth-graders is in its ninth year. Students meet each week after school using the inquiry method to explore questions


Ben Tonucci, Caitlyn Varner, Sathvik Vasa, Anna Verderber, Candace Walson, Quinn Walson, Jacob Weaver, Hannah White, Laura Winterod and Max Wolter.

Honor Roll Anthony Ahrman, Remi Alford, Carl Alston, Ben Atwell, Cameron Atwell, Jacob Ayler, Gavin Bangert, Hunter Bascle, Katie Belcher, Jordan Bishop, Tabitha Brandenburg, Weston Brossart, Owen Brown, Andrea Bryant, Elizabeth Burns, Cole Chaney, Elijah Cliffe, Jessica Cooper, Brandon Current, Elijah Davidson, Keegan Davidson, Jonah Day, Eli Dickerson, Christina Drees, Erica Eberly, Corey Eggemeyer, A. J. Evans, Alexis Fields, Nathan Flannery, Maxmilion Flaugher, Devin Fleek, Matthew Foy, T. R. Glynn, David Grandstaff, Joe Gullage, Ryan Hamm, Paigelyn Harris, Mason Harvey, Hannah Hauck, Chloe Heisler, Evan Higgins, Ethan Holman, Zoe Huxell, Madison Johnson, Allison

Keller, Alex Kern, Mallory Kern, Chloe Key, Paige Kleinfeldt, Noah Kuhlman, Jack Liles, Gehrig Listermann, Megan Luehrman, Jason Luttmann, Chad Lynn, Jillian Mack, Rachel Malloy, Dru Matheny, Gunnar McAfee, Mallory McAfee, Jordon McBeath, Kevin McCammon, Bradley McFarland, Cynthia McKeen, Addison McKinney, Peyton Merz, Tristin Messerschmidt, Katie Meyer, Samantha Miller, Alice Molter, Lucy Molter, Rush Morris, Olivia Moore, Jared Myers, Everett Nabors, Maya Nammari, Chase Naylor, Maggie Nolan, Haidyn Oberschlake, Hannah Ortiz, Olivia Ossola, Sarah Paeltz, Meghan Perrin, Ethan Philips, Will Pond, Sean Prastine, Anna Renaker, Michael Richards, Isabelle Rowe, Emilia Sander, Cameron Schaefer, Katherine Schulte, Audrey Seitz, Jake Sherwood, Emily Skinner, Brady Sluder, Jack Snyder, Shelby Sten, Annie Stevens, Will Stevens, Jack Stout, Aaron Turner, Sarah Wagner, Thomas Wagner, Ashley Wingo and Eric Wolff.

A Honor Roll - Braydon Allen, Evan Blattner, Ellie Bross, Isabella Burdick, Sophia Carbone, Sydney Chandler, Karley Cooper, Devin Dangerfield, Michael Eikenberry, Izzi Estep, Delaney Geary, Cordelia Hannah, Leila Hirsch, Parker Horr, Chloe Johnson, Caleb Kettler, Jacob Lemmel, Mark Mason, Madison McKinney, Olivia McLean, Tracker Newberry, Clayton Schmidt, Tommy Simpkins, Abigail Sluder, Garrett Whitaker, Jaylin White and Lorelei Williams. A & B Honor Roll - Alec Amundson, Ace Atwood, Cory Baird, Jake Bauknecht, Joshua Belknap, Kylie Beller, Faith Bolton, Thomas Bradley, Brice Brewer, Brooklynn Busch, Brooke Bush, Zachary Clark, Lauren Council, Avery Cranston, Dylan Crockett, Kyle Crothers, Olivia Day, Zoey Doan, Jaiden Durst, Eric Eifert, Trinity Fite, Jason Foreman, Tristan Foster, Kacie Gadberry, Christina Gerhardt, Mandy Griffey, Logan Haeufle, Olivia Haeufle, Jocelyn Harris, Ray Harvey, Nathan Heyne, McKenna Hill, Emma Howansky, Gabrielle Howell, Emily Kemper, Daniel Kilgore, Peyton Knochel, Alexia Koenig, Isaac Laney, Grant Lewis, Julia Matthewson, Adalyn Middick, Andrew Morris, Amy Myers, Makayla Neeley, Tanner Newberry, Angus O’Donnell, Carson Owens, Quentin Pairan, Corey Patterson, Rylie Pelcha, Edith Perez, Chloe Plaman, Cole Prevette, Alex Rupp, Tiffany Shelton, Layla Shumate, BlakeSmith, Brooklyn Smith, David Smith, Makayla Smith, Preston Steele, Jacob Stein, Mia Thomas, Makayla Warren, Camron Waters, Piper Webb and Keatyn Williams.

Fourth grade A Honor Roll - Timothy Bauer, Veronica Belousov, Sarah Cardell, Lillie Casey, Matthew Deffinger, Chase Forman, Sarah Haas, Tori Inabnitt, Carlee Lynch, Chase Mahaffey, Summer Shaw, Paris West and Trey Wilson. A & B Honor Roll - Seth Anderson, Jamie Asche, Nick Boberschmidt, Abby Boberschmidt, Brooke Bunch, Noah Bunch, Kyra Butts, Kyleigh Campbell, Madison Coriell, Mariyah Davis, Paige Downs, Eric Eickenhorst, Amber Frazer, Rachel French, Brayden Fricker, Kila Frietch, Tyler Greenawalt, Michael Greynolds, Tommy Hansford, Kacey Herlinger, Tyler Herrera, Noah Johnson, Jacob Jordan, Bryce Lambert, Kenlee Latchford, Jacob Lester, Sam Lowry, Emily Lozano, Alex Malloy, Jacob Maphet, Meghan McCann, Jacob McDaniel, Jessica Merritt, Bradley Moore, Alyssa Mose, Daniel Myers, C.J. Newberry, Brice Noland, Tucker O’Donnell, Colton Owens, Grace Owens, Sydney Pairan, Kyle Paolo, Maria Paolo, Jaden Pennington, Cirsten Prewitt, Brooke Reeves, Sarah Sebastian, Taylor Smith, Shane Smith, Emily Sommer, Caidin Spencer, Ivy Sweeney, Alexis Sweeney, Austin Taylor, Robbie Tomes, Jason Vonderau, Raven Weber, Jack Webster, Kursty Wendell, Hailey Widner and Miranda York.

Fifth grade A Honor Roll - Kay Alexander, Dylan Ashcraft, Ben Bross, Brianna Chewning, Madison Curee, Pypar Doan, Cole Faulkner, Beau Hazenfield, Morgan Horr, Blake Kuechler, Megan Lucas, Logan Marlowe, Casey Meyer, Isaiah Morgan, CJ Munafo, Jayden Parrott, Cerena Prewitt, Mary Price, Jarred Re, Brandon Ressler, Colton Rich, Morgan Riddle, Abby Smith, Zander Spencer, Cory Stone, Bree Wallace, Kennedy Watson and Brecken Wells. A & B Honor Roll - Zarek Adams, Hanna Anderson, Madison Arnett, Andrew Baird, Kenzie Burns, Devin Caddell, Dylan Campbell, Katie Carrier, Adan Castellon, Robby Clark, Maycee Cooper, Justin Daniels, Logan Decker, Samantha Dunaway, Shayne Foster, Jenna Hall, Carinae Harris, Madison Hatfield, Madigan Hayslip, Thomas Hill, Alex Hirsch, Connor Holmes, Chase Huff, Alesa Hurt, Lorne Jacobs, Clayton Jones, Libby Leppert, Chelsey McKay, Teara McKnight, Emma Meiers, Nic Messer, KierraMiller, Savannah Morgan, Kaitlyn Nichols, Morgan Owens, Austin Paprocki, Lucas Peyton, Starr Poore, Isaac Quick, Zoe Quick, Sarah Robbins, Dani Rupp, Jon Sheets, Morgan Shelton, Sarah Slate, Hunter Slusher, Bailey Smith, Gabe Spaulding, Nick Stonerock, Brode Sullivan, Brianna Tucker, Heaven Ulmer, Madison Walter, Cierra Walters and Sara Whitt.


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Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573




From the pitch to diamond, Milford’s Cook realizes his gift By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — Seven years ago Zach Cook was concentrating on soccer. Today the senior is Milford’s top pitcher and will be playing Division I college baseball in less than a year. America’s pastime runs in the Cook family as Zach’s father declined an opportunity to play professionally with the Montreal Expos. Now Zach is a senior and his younger brother Michael plays on the junior varsity team at Milford and was a big part of Zach’s growing into the game. “It was always me and my brother,” Cook said. Cook “There was a church up the street (First Baptist in Milford) and we would just throw and hit with each other. Most of the time he wouldn’t throw me any strikes so I wouldn’t swing and he would leave and go home and leave me to pick up all the baseballs.” That early practice paid off as Cook is in his fourth season with the varsity squad and coming off a junior season where he was named to the All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference firstteam after going 5-2 with 54 strikeouts and a 1.76 ERA in 47.2 innings. In prepping for his senior season, Cook set lofty goals for himself. “I wanted to go in and get first-team again and aim for

first-team all-city,” he said. “I want to lead the team, being that this is my fourth year. I want to be a leader on and off the field. I set high expectations for myself.” While his 5.42 ERA this season doesn’t jump off the page at you, Cook is 1-0 with a team-high 13 strikeouts for the 6-2 Eagles who are leading the Eastern Cincinnati Conference (3-0). After impressing scouts his junior season at a 17U tournament in Georgia, the college offers started rolling in. Cook said he received 810 phone calls about playing college ball within two days after his outing. A couple days later he found himself driving alone to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and receiving a college offer just hours later. Before accepting the Eagles’ offer he visited Western Carolina on the same road trip. After a stormy ride back to Milford with little to no cell phone reception, Cook had a midnight chat with his mother and the two decided Winthrop was the best fit for him. “It was crazy just because I haven’t played (baseball) for more than seven years and I finally realized I had a gift,” Cook said of that moment when he officially signed with Winthrop. “I signed that letter and I realized it was real. Verbally committing is one thing, but once I signed the paper it was real.”

Clermont Northeastern leadoff hitter Jay Teaney takes a cut in the first inning. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Rockets fall in Showcase

Batavia scored seven runs in the second inning on its way to an11-2 victory over Clermont Northeastern in a Reds Futures Showcase game April 13 at Midland Field in Amelia. With the loss the Rockets drop to 8-2 on the season through April 13

Joey Cockerham of Clermont Northeastern hurls in a pitch. Cockerham came in to the game in the bottom of the second inning in relief of Nick Tipton. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Nick Tipton of Clermont Northeastern rips a single to right field to drive in the first of his two runs. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS



» Clermont Northeastern took down Fayetteville 13-6, April 6 behind a 3-4 day from senior Chad Dorsey that included a double, triple and two RBI. In game two of the doubleheader, the Rockets won 12-2 in five innings. » Milford lost its first game of the season 2-0 to Elder April 6. Senior Cole Eckelman took the loss for the Eagles. Ryan Henning blasted a home run and drove in four runs in Milford’s 17-10 victory over Anderson April 10. » Goshen got four RBI from freshman Noah Billingsley in a 17-0 victory over North College Hill April 6. The Warriors lost to Middletown Madison 6-5 later the same day. The squad rebounded with an 8-2 victory over Western Brown April 8 behind another strong performance from Billingsley, who

three RBI, while Jones improved to 5-2 in the circle. McNick beat Alter14-3, April 10. Maddie Sorensen was 2-4 with a double and three RBI.

en following a 4-1 victory over Anderson April 9. After losing the first set 4-6, junior Austin Hensley won the next two 6-3, 6-2 for a victory at No. 1 singles.

Boys track

Boys volleyball

» Clermont Northeastern was 25th at the Coaches Classic April 6. » Goshen placed sixth at the New Richmond Relays April 10. Milford’s Carly Ventus doubles to center field to score a run against McAuley in the fifth inning of the Lady Eagles’ 4-1 loss April 9. JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI. The Warriors made it two in a row after a 14-2 shellacking of Norwood, April 10 behind two doubles and four RBI from sophomore Paul Collins.


» Emily Anderson struck out 14 as Clermont Northeastern defeated Batavia 6-0, April 8. Anderson struck out12 as the Lady Rockets defeated Blanchester 12-0 in five innings

April 10. » Milford took down Anderson 11-1, April 8 behind six RBI from Kayla Gregory. » Goshen lost to Western Brown 14-1, April 8. The Lady Warriors shutout Norwood 6-0 behind 11 strikeouts from Andrea Kenser. » On April 6, McNicholas beat Reading 3-1. Abby Jones improved to 4-2 with the win. On April 8, McNick beat Dayton CJ 5-4. Katie St. Charles had

Girls track

» Goshen finished sixth at the New Richmond Relays April 10.

Boys tennis

» Batavia took down Clermont Northeastern 5-0, April 8. » Goshen lost to Western Brown 4-1, April 8. The No. 1 doubles team of Cole Hadley and Chris Treadway earned the Warriors’ lone victory. The Warriors lost to Norwood 3-2, April 9 despite winning all but one game in doubles action. » Milford remained unbeat-

» Milford defeated Edgewood 25-22, 25-15, April 6. The Eagles stayed hot and knocked off Loveland 25-21, 2510 and 25-13, April 8. Milford took down Monroe 25-23, 25-8, 25-21, April 10. » McNicholas beat Purcell Marian, 3-0, April 9. The squad followed up with a 3-0 win against Holy Cross April 10.

SOY voting: May 1

» The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1, through Tuesday, May 22. Email mlaughman@ with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Wonderful education

I plan to vote “yes” on May 7 to keep Milford schools on the path of excellence. The wonderful education that my son received in the Milford school system, especially the Advanced Placement classes offered at the high school, prepared him for the rigors of his freshman year at Miami University, Oxford. He made the Dean’s List his freshman year. Miami accepted 21 AP credit hours, which saved us over an entire semester’s tuition. I urge you to vote “yes” in order to keep our students competitive and prepared. Gayle Bibisi Miami Township

Why support a levy?

In May of 2013, my youngest child will graduate from Milford. I am grateful for the wonderful education and experiences that the district has provided us. If the levy does not pass, my family will not directly feel the impact of a smaller teaching and administrative staff, larger class sizes, elimination of stimulating electives that prepared my kids for college. We won’t notice outdated equipment or a shortage of supplies. The kids walking to school alongside dark roads will not be mine. I will not be writing checks for extracurricular activities. It would be a shame, though, for future classes to not have the same healthy, safe, productive environment that my children had. The impact that we would directly feel with a failed levy, is the risk to our property value. A home in an undesirable school district is not very marketable. The cost of this levy, per every $100,000 assessed value of my home, is $137 per year. A small price to protect our investments – our property, our chil-

dren, our community. Please join me and vote “yes” on May 7. Jennifer Brewer Miami Township

Vote for Milford schools

The Milford schools levy campaign has shared factual information with community residents through word of mouth, neighborhood gatherings, informational tables at events, and the effective use of social media with a website, facebook and twitter presence. It is disappointing that opposition has put up “Vote No Milford Schools” signs around our community without offering any reason for their position identifying themself. I have been unable to trace the origin of these signs. Residents of this community, I encourage you to be thoughtfully informed voters. Get the facts at or As a Milford parent and co-chair of the Milford Levy Committee, I whole-heartedly support this levy. Milford schools are truly excellent and my children will be living testimony to the excellent education they have received. The only reason this levy is needed is because the state cut $4 million from the district’s budget. We need to preserve what we have and protect our district from further cuts. I am Kristen Brown, and I am voting “yes” for Milford schools on May 7. Kristen Brown Miami Township

Get facts straight

As we contemplate the upcoming school levy, I would like to review a couple of ideas that you may have heard in the community. Myth/opinion: Some think Milford spends too much mon-

ey and is always asking for more. Reality: In the last 5 years, we hired a new superintendent and most of the board members are new. The philosophy has changed. The district constantly seeks input from the community and looks for ways to save money. The last operating levy was passed 5 years ago. Since that time, over $20 million has been cut from the forecast. The upcoming 4.5-mill levy would not be on the ballot if the state had not cut more than $4 million in our funding. Myth: To figure your tax amount if the levy passes, take the value of your home, divide it by 1000 and multiply by 4.5. Reality: The county auditor calculates millage based on a complicated formula, only using 35 percent of your home value and reducing further with a homestead rollback. The bottom line is, this levy will cost homeowners $11.42 a month per $100,000 of assessed value. Please get your facts straight and support our schools and community May 7. Wendy Fend Miami Township

Support Milford schools

In looking at the Milford school levy, I have many perspectives to consider. As a business owner and former chair of the district’s Business Advisory Council, I have seen the quality of all the district is doing – from the education it provides to how money is managed – improve in the past five years. As a Milford graduate myself, and parent of two children who are also Milford grads, I am thrilled to see this positive trend. And as a councilperson for the city of Milford, I know what is happening to the budgets of public entities. One thing that helped me decide to support this levy is that

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school districts have no way to grow their income, despite any inflationary changes. Since the last levy in 2008, inflation has increased costs over 8 percent. Certain areas, like energy and health care premiums, have increased significantly more than this. Yet the district is asking for an increase of less than 7 percent of their budget – not even enough to cover inflation. From all my perspectives, I fully believe the school board and administration are managing public resources responsibly. I urge you to join me in supporting this levy. Jeff Lykins Milford

Who puts up signs

We, as citizens of the U.S. have a right to vote. How you vote is your business. However, how you go about spreading the

Should Milford have a community center? Think about this, it is a Friday night and you have absolutely nothing to do. The snow outside is falling away and you are on your couch. Well, what about a community center? A community center has something for evAlyssa Hargis eryone; exerCOMMUNITY PRESS cise equipGUEST COLUMNIST ment, a pool, and various sports courts. A community center would make Milford a bigger and better community. Do you have a shy neighbor or are looking for a new thing to do with your friends? At a community center you may discover you and your neighbor are a lot alike. You and your friends can get together and have a swim or hit the gym. Finally there is something to do besides going to the movies and eating those $8 extra buttery popcorns. If you’ve been longing to swim but don’t have a pool, the community center has got your back. Did you know that swimming improves your mental health and is recommended for your fitness/workout routine? Swimming is also a fun sport lots of people enjoy, even kids. Next, imagine you having fun while exercising. Kids will love playing various games such as basketball, tennis, soccer, football and many


more. In a regular gym session you burn 300 calories! That is a lot! Did you know that if you burn 300 calories a day you’ll burn a pound a week! Lastly, we all know our economy isn’t the best right now. The community center would create many jobs! Think about how many people will become employed. Cities with community centers also attract high quality businesses. If Milford was to get a community center I can see a bright future. I can see how people may say that the community center is a bad thing because it would raise taxes and destroy animal homes but the outcome of what we would get would be greater. The community center would make lots of jobs! What is so bad about that? In conclusion a community



center would make Milford better, you’d have somewhere to go, somewhere to swim, a place to exercise and a place to have fun! So now I’m going to leave it to you. Should Milford have a community center?

Alyssa Hargis is the winner of the Sixth-Grade Column Contest at Mulberry Elementary School. Jasmine Hodge and Emily Cornelius wrote the runners up columns. Editor’s note: For several years, the Milford-Miami Advertiser has partnered with the Milford Exempted Village School District to conduct a writing contest for sixth-graders. The goal is to encourage students to write persuasive pieces on a topic chosen by their teachers. Columns are judged and the winning piece from each elementary building is printed on the Viewpoints page. The second column for 2013 is from Mulberry Elementary School.

A publication of

Jo Ann Weigel Milford

Milford is responsible

As a lifelong resident and a Milford graduate, I am supporting Milford students by voting “yes.” It is critical that we as a community support each and every child with the best education that can be provided to them. I personally feel the board of education and Milford school administration has done everything possible to provide the community with information and being transparent to all. To those that say “no,” you have the freedom of choice, but ask yourself who supported your children’s education? You invested in this community because it was good business. It is good business to invest in our future generation(s). Karen Wikoff Milford

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

The winner of the Sixth-Grade Column Contest at Mulberry Elementary School in Milford is Alyssa Hargis, center. The two runners up are Jasmine Hodge, left, and Emily Cornelius.

word of your choice is freedom of speech. It doesn’t bother me for you to say you are going to vote “no” or “yes.” If you, as a land owner and wish to put a sign up, have at it. What I have found so disturbing is the signs placed throughout our area have been put there by people that do a great deal of big business in our community. The fact is many of these signs were placed in areas that are protected right of way. In short, that is against the law. Yes, most of the illegal ones are gone. Do these business people realize the damage they are doing to themselves and what they are saying to the community? Here is my take. I want your business, but I don’t support your schools. I am sure most know the people involved and I just want to remind these business people your money can buy a lot but respect is not for sale. It is earned. I vote “no” in doing business with you.

A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on overthe-counter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not?”

“If you are old enough to say yes to the boy you are old enough to have second thoughts. How many of you parents want to be raising your children's babies? “This is nothing about morals. It is about bringing unwanted and poorly cared for children into the world. A girl should have some choice other than an abortion.”


“No age restriction. With any medication sold overthe-counter there is always potential for abuse and overuse. However, it was repeatedly noted that the side effects are not very significant. “There has been a lot of research that’s been done that indicates teens can follow the instructions for this medicine. That said, when it comes to any form of birth control it’s important for women/girls to educate themselves on the benefits and risks of taking hormone medication, and the best way

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to do that is to speak with a parent, doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.”


“I have yet to see an analysis of the judge who made this ruling. All too often the media focuses on the rulings and ignores the person(s) giving them. “One has to wonder why some judge, somewhere in America believes he has the power to order every last pharmacy in this great and vast land to obey his command. Even the president and Congress have no such power. “If a pharmacy disobeys the judge will he dispatch Storm Troopers to the scene?”

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Korean War veterans seek Spirit of ‘76 donations By Jeanne Houck

MIAMI TWP — . “Let us strive on ... to care for him who shall have borne the battle.” That’s a quote from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address in 1865, and it is etched onto a marker in Miami Township’s new Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Gardens & Arboretum. An important way to care for those who sacrificed all for their country is to memorialize that sacrifice, believes a committee of Korean War veterans developing the project within Miami Meadows Park off Ohio 131. The Spirit of ’76 is designed to educate visitors about the history of the United States from 1607, when Virginia became the first American colony, to 1953, the end of the Korean War. On Tuesday, April 9, organizers put together the heart of the Spirit of ’76, a Korean War monument with an etching of a U.S. Army bunker that committee member Bill Knepp of Miami Township helped build near Pork Chop Hill in 1952. The monument, with smaller markers listing the names of Clermont County residents killed in the Korean War circling it, will be dedicated Saturday, July 27, the 60th anniversary of the armistice. Simply put, the veterans committee - which includes Robert Sterling of Miami Township and formerly included R.J. Vilardo of Milford, now deceased - needs donations to complete their plans for the Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Gardens & Arboretum. Knepp, who will only give his age as “four score and ... ,” declined to say how much money has so far been raised or what is needed. He said that information will come out in time when contributing residents and businesses are recognized for their generosity, with the names of donors who contribute $500 or more being posted. No government money is being used. Knepp said all money donat-

The Korean War Memorial will be built near the World War II flag center. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bill Knepp stands by a sign at the Spirit of Ô76 Memorial Gardens & Arboretum in Miami Township. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ed will go directly into the project; no organizers are being paid for their time. “If you give a dollar, that dollar goes into the memorial,” he said. Knepp said the veterans group considered developing a park devoted to the Korean War, which began in 1950, but decided its status - in their opinion - as “the forgotten war,”

might not attract visitors. So they broadened the focus to make the park a monument “for the ages,” Knepp said. The “Grove of the American Colonies” features stones with plaques for each of America’s first 13 colonies. Next to every stone is a red or white flowering crab apple tree. There are bench-like markers along the “Freedom Trail”

Bill Knepp of Miami Township describes the new Korean War Memorial that will fit over this base at the Spirit of ‘76 park. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

with information about and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, the Northwest Ordinance, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Ohio Constitution, Lincoln’s second inaugural address and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. There’s a World War II flag center near a body of water that has been dubbed “Liberty

Lake,” to feature a brass “Fountain of Freedom” in the middle. More is planned, including a memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a natural amphitheater to be built on a slope that people can sit in lawn chairs to watch events. Helping the committee of veterans is Knepp’s son, historian Gary Knepp of Milford, some Eagle Scouts and students from the Milford Exempted Village School District, who raised money. Knepp hopes other veterans erect memorials for more recent wars in the Spirit of ‘76. “I think it’s a good thing,” said Shayne Schnell of Miami Township, who recently visited the Spirit of ’76 with his 18month-old daughter, Khloe. “It’s always good to honor the veterans. “I’m a veteran myself,” said Schnell, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1990 to 1993, including in Iraq. To donate, mail a check made out to the “MGPA Korean Memorial” to the National Bank & Trust Co., 735 Lila Ave., Milford, OH 45150, or drop it off at the bank. For more about your community, visit

Shayne Schnell of Miami Township, himself a veteran, shows his 18-month-old daughter Khloe a World War II memorial marker. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Gardening for Small Spaces: Flower Tower and Herb and Vegetable Gardening, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Learn how to build and maintain a flower tower. Learn to select appropriate flowers, herbs and vegetables to best meet your needs. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

Nature Spring Wildflower Walks, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Explore wildflower loop and search for trilliums, poppies and many other woodland wildflowers. Meet at bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Broadway musical version of hit ‘80s movie. $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School Drama Department. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Benefits Anderson Athletic Booster Bash, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Appetizers, cash bar, buffet dinner, music, silent and live auctions and reverse raffle. $40. Presented by Anderson High School. 231-3067; Union Township.

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

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Father Lewis Center Fellowship Hall. Plate of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 396. $5. Presented by Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396. 457-4512. Bethel.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Nature Frogs and Toads, 8 p.m., Shor Park, 4659 Tealtown Road,

Clermont Northeastern High School presents “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 625-1211, ext. 439, or visit THANKS TO DEE THOMPSON. Explore small breeding pools known to attract American toads, and witness one of spring’s annual courtship rituals watching males serenade females. Bring flashlight. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Union Township. Life Cycles Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 18. Learn about plant and animal life cycles. Class includes hiking, crafts, animals encounters and more. Come dressed to be inside and outside. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Playful musical tribute to favorite love songs. $10. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through April 21. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Art Events Artist Collection: An Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildflowers Cottage, 6377 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Six local artists showcasing jewelry, paintings/ drawings, pottery, mosaics and fiber. Light refreshments. Free. Presented by Wildflower Cottage. 732-0866. Loveland.

Civic Community Shred Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1668 Ohio 28, Save space, protect yourself from identity theft and help environment by shredding documents. Free Holtman’s donuts, juice and coffee. Free. 683-2430. Goshen.

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

Music - Bluegrass Live Bluegrass Music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Facet, 505 Chamber Drive, Free popcorn, soft drinks. Enter drawing to win acoustic guitar giveaway. Free. 753-3121, ext. 62; Milford.

Music - Cabaret Legends of Vegas, 8-11 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Jim Jones as Elvis, Patti Warner as Marilyn Monroe and Matt Snow as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Free. 248-4444; Milford.

Nature Nature Explorers, 9:30 a.m.noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Outdoor adventurers participate in variety of nature activities, crafts and games. Ages 4-7. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. Bird Language Weekend, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Concludes April 21. See and hear natural world around you through birds. Learn basics of bird language and practice mapping through eyes and ears of birds. Ages 18 and up. $50, $25 members. Registration required by March 13. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 2:30-5 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

Recreation Kids Only Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Lakeside Pavillion. Children need adult supervision. Bait available for nominal fee. Only fish baskets or buckets can be used. One pole per child. Free. Presented by Miami Township Recreation Department. 248-3727; Milford.

Runs / Walks Rat Race, 5:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., 5K Fitness Walk and 5K run/10K run. Registration from 4-5:25 p.m. 10K runners begin 5:30 p.m. 5K runners start 5:32 pm. 5K for walkers and strollers 5:34 pm. Flat, fast course begins near Paxton’s Grill and Loveland bike trail ending near park. Postevent party with refreshments, beer, food, music, entertainment and a Health Expo. Benefits CancerFree KIDS, CityLink Center and Girls on the Run. $35-$30. Registration required. Presented by City of Loveland. 235-8153; Loveland. Family Flower Walk, 10-11 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. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Bake Me Home Boutique, 4-9 p.m., Coldstream Country Club, 400 Asbury Road, Shopping for local specialty items, cooking demos by Amy Tobin and Renee Schulermusic by Ben Walz and food samples. Benefits Bake Me Home. Free, donations requested. Presented by Bake Me Home. 624-2783; Anderson Township. Spring Shopping Fling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Richmond Elementary School, 1141 BethelNew Richmond Road, Vendors from Wildtree, Silpada, 31, Scentsy, Longaberger, Dawn Soap Spa, Perfectly Posh, Oragami Owl, Arbonne, Miche, Sweetly Wild Bakes, Park Lane Jewelry and more. Raffle prizes. Free admission. 876-0886. New Richmond.

Volunteer Events Volunteer Work Day with Roads, Rivers and Trails, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Work with land stewards and staff of Roads, Rivers and Trails outdoor outfitters. Meet at Rowe Woods

Center Kiosk before heading out to remove invasive species. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Dining Events Celebration 2013: Hope Continues, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, By-the-bite and sippingsoup event. Includes silent and live auction. Featuring 20-plus restaurants including Tano, Ferrari’s, Bella Luna, Keystone Bar & Grill, Lobsta Bakes of Maine and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry. $45. Table of 10: $430. Reservations required. Presented by Inter Parish Ministry. 561-3932; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Biodiversity Presentation and Walk, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Jason Brownknight, CNC’s director of conservation and stewardship, teaches how biodiversity impacts local environment and what’s being done at CNC to promote and protect it. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 2 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Kite Day, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Celebrate kite month at the park and stop in the nature center for activities and crafts that teach about nature in flight. Bring your own kite or buy one from Nature’s Niche. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Volunteer Events Family Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Help remove invasive species and prepare the PlayScape for summer. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads high-

intensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 1272 Ohio 28, Premium pricing on all material. Free food and chance to win can crusher, cash or a 32-inch flat-screen TV with every transaction. 575-0661; Loveland.

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Leon Fleisher, pianist, performs Brahms. Bella Hristova performs with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and Ida Kavafian. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 575-0661; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

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

Education Learn How to Plan for End-ofLife Decisions, 7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, To help members of community prepare to care for themselves or for loved one before end-of-life crisis situation occurs. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.

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

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

Music - Blues Bike Night with Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Runs / Walks Full Moon Walk: Pink Moon, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Rowe

Woods Kiosk. Hit trails at night with full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

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

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

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

Home & Garden Day Heights Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Day Heights Plant Sale Site, 1149 Deblin Drive, All plants grown by Garden Club members and selected to grow in this area. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Day Heights.

Music - Religious Soul’d Out, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Auditorium. Gospel music. Free, donations requested. 658-5384; Newtown.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Benefits Back to Nature: Discover Nature, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Krippendorf Lodge. Includes dinner, cocktails, silent auctions, called auction and a kayak raffle. Bob Herzog, WKRC-TV Channel 12 on-air news personality, will be the auctioneer. Attire: Dressy casual. Benefits Cincinnati Nature Center’s program to help children connect with natural world. $300 couple, $125 per person; $25 discount for firsttime attendees. Reservations required. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Emergency Preparedness, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 700 Clough Pike, Booths provide information about 911 calling, disaster preparation, canning, gardening, food storage, water storage, CPR, AED/defibrillator and first aid training. Free. 384-9921. Union Township.

Historic Sites Ulysses S. Grant Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. 52, Music by Freedom Center Choir, Cincinnati Dulcimers, local men’s choral group the Troubadours and soloist John Hale. Generals Grant and Lee make appearance on horseback. General Custer also joins. Crafters, demonstrators, historic lectures, tours and more. Coincides with activities at Grant Memorial Church behind Birthplace. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149; Point Pleasant.


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Yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, about 50 degrees or so. My husband Frank got the garden plowed and also plowed gardens for our neighbors, so everyRita one is eager to Heikenfeld start planting. RITA’S KITCHEN We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already popping up, as are the peas. I worked in my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter diet devoid of fresh greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while they are young and tender.

Simple yeast rolls

I was trying to make rolls similar to the Hawaiian sweet yeast rolls that you buy. I didn’t quite make it texture wise, but the taste is similar. If

Andre’s Jarlsberg cheese spread You are the best readers and once again, came to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burlington reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together Give Rita’s simple yeast rolls a try if you are a beginner or intimidated by making homemade rolls. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

you’re new to baking or intimidated by it, try these. I think you’ll be pleased with results. I’m using fast/rapid rise yeast here, not regular yeast. 2 ⁄4cups flour 1 ⁄4cup sugar 1 package (1⁄4oz.) fast/rapid rise/quick-rise yeast 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4cup warm water (120-130 degrees) 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for brushing on rolls 1

Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 3 tablespoons butter and beat on medium speed until

smooth, a few minutes. Blend in rest of flour to form soft dough. Knead a few minutes. This makes dough smooth and develops gluten for texture. (Bless the dough by making a cross with your hand. It’s a way to thank the Lord for your abundant blessings). Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Roll to a 1 ⁄2-inch thick or so, cut with biscuit cutter or glass. You’ll get nine circles of dough if you use a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-50 minutes.

10 oz. or so Jarlsberg cheese 1 ⁄2large red onion, 1⁄4-inch dice Mayonnaise to taste

Preheat oven to 375 and bake until light golden, about 11-15 minutes. Brush with butter.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen Jarlsberg is mild, buttery, nutty and slightly sweet.

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Eddie Merlot’s “Eddie’s potatoes.” Linda would like a clone for this recipe from this Montgomery, Ohio, restaurant. “Creamy and delicious,” she said.

Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat. Step by step photos for rolls: Check out my blog.

Can you help?

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

Ulmer’s partners with St. Vincent de Paul The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati is partnering with Ulmer’s Auto Care to select a family in need to receive a vehicle to improve their quality of life by providing safe and reliable transportation. Through “The Car That Gives Back” program, Ulmer’s will select a family near their Anderson Township and Milford locations to each receive a reconditioned vehicle. Each vehicle will come with a year of free maintenance courtesy of Ulmer’s. To help fund the program, Ulmer’s is do-

nating $1 from each oil change throughout the year to “The Car That Gives Back.” St. Vincent de Paul will help Ulmer’s find two families, nonprofit organizations or individuals in need of reliable transportation. Ideally, this is a vehicle that will improve the ability of the applicant or nominee to take care of their family or provide assistance to others. Applicants or nominees will be asked to show/provide financial need as well as a valid Ohio driver’s license and ability to

obtain insurance coverage. The selection process may include an in-person interview and proof of additional criteria as defined in the application. Applications are due by 6 p.m. May 17. Applications and instructions can be acquired online at or by stopping in at either Ulmer’s location: 700 Lila Ave, Milford, OH 45150 or 6839 Salem, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Applications and nominations will not be accepted via phone.

“We are grateful to our customers and to our neighbors in the communities where we operate,” said Bryan Kauffeld, coowner of Ulmer’s Auto Care. “This is a way for us to do what we do best to provide a direct benefit to some of our neighbors who may have fallen on hard times and to show our community how much we value them as customers and neighbors.” The family selected to receive the car in the Milford area will receive their vehicle at the Milford location May 30 during

Milford’s Frontier Days Celebration. The car from the Anderson location will be awarded at the Anderson location July 26 in conjunction with Anderson Days. Details about these events will be available at a later date. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) has been helping Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County residents in need with the basic necessities of life for more than 140 years. For more information, visit


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“I was encouraged by many of my customers to offer an open house where they can see a large collection of my jewelry,” said Vitchner. “After seeing the Wildflower Cottage, I thought it was an ideal location to include art in other mediums, as well.” Featured artists include: Sandy Caruso is a mosaics artist who loves the green aspect of taking “throw-away” items and creating something new. Her works feature lots of damaged china and found

objects in creating collage art in the form of tables, lamps, frames, mirrors and more. Totally color driven, Sandy said, “I begin by gathering pieces and playing with colors; and, while I typically have an idea of what the item will become, there are also those times when the end result is a total surprise.” Caruso is a resident of Colerain Township. Kaley Johnson creates paintings and drawings using charcoal, ink, ink and colored pencil, and acrylics. “Art should

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Five-year-old Mason Cross and 7-year-old Logan Cross of Milford visited with the Easter Bunny March 23 during the Eggstravaganza in Milford. The Easter Bunny arrived to greet children aboard a Milford Community Fire Department truck. The event took place at Riverside Park and was hosted by the Milford Parks & Recreation Commission. They are the children of Shannon and BJ Cross. THANKS TO SHANNON CROSS



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Deer ate some strawberry plants, more were planted Howdy folks, Last Tuesday, Ruth Ann and I went down to see Mort and Barb at their new home. It was sure a fine place. After we visited awhile, all of us went to Kenwood to eat. This was the first time we had been there. It seems the roads go every which way with all the intersections! This was very nice, traffic was heavy, vehicles going different ways, all the time. When we got back to our place it was sure nice! Mort and Barb have been friends since we went to the 20-20 program. They have so much to offer to us. Last Thursday, we had a young lady here that wanted to help plant the garden so she could start her a garden. We set out two kinds of cabbage, one red, one flat dutch, 3 beds of broccoli, 24 strawberry plants. The wind blew the fence

down we had around our other strawberry bed and the deer ate the plants. I know deer George need someRooks thing to OLE FISHERMAN eat, but not our strawberry plants. But I don’t think they care if we don’t have any to eat, and they probably would not like whipped cream on theirs anyway. When the Holy Week Services were going on, the Nazarene church choir sang part of their cantata on Wednesday evening. We went with a group from our Bethel United Methodist Church to Lower Price Hill to pass out food, so we didn’t get to hear them. I called the Nazarene Church and asked if they had a CD. The secretary said they would get one

for us. We picked it up and our truck has a CD player, so we have been listening to it and they sure have a beautiful choir, as does the Methodist Church. Ruth Ann and I thank the secretary and the church for giving us the CD. The churches in Bethel are so loving. Last Saturday, Ruth Ann and I went to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouse to help them get ready for the open house. We volunteer at their open house, which is April 20 and April 21. Now on April 20, The Bethel Lions Club will have their pancake breakfast that morning starting at 7:30 til 10:30 Then after the breakfast, go to Grant’s Open House. Now if that is not enough, that evening at the U.S. Grant Vocational School will be their Community Appreciation Dinner, from 5 til 7 for $5 each for an all-you-

can-eat buffet. The Grant Vocational School is a wonderful school. Both our daughters, one sonin-law, and one granddaughter graduated from there. After the big buffet, you can go to their greenhouse and purchase plants, too. The horticulture class sure does a super job of getting flower and vegetable plants ready for all the folks to get. Mr. Broadwell does a wonderful job as do the Forcee brothers with culinary classes. The teachers at U.S. Grant Vocational School are so dedicated to help their students get an education and prepare for a job when they graduate. All school teachers are so dedicated to education. We went to the Bethel United Methodist Church last Sunday evening for the children’s program. There was a covered dish dinner first. The

Golden Spurs 4-H Club completes service project Golden Spurs 4-H Club made a donation to the League of Animal Welfare in Clermont County as a community service project this past Christmas. Members brought donations to the Golden Spurs Christmas party Dec. 15. The donations were later taken to the league. Donations items included collars, leashes,

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children’s director, Janet, sure does a great job with the children. If you get hungry on April 20, you can also go to the Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia for their free meal starting at 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. These folks do a great job and would welcome you with a big hello and a smile. Last Monday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to Felicity to watch our grandson Curtis play baseball for the Felicity High School. We went when he played softball at a younger age, too. I called Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop

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the Month coordinator, during Galvin’s certificate presentation. “We appreciate the difference you’ve made in your school and in our community.” The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes one high school student from CNE


The Athenaeum’s series of events commemorating the Year of Faith will continue with a visit by Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago, who will address “Human Rights and Religious Freedom” when he presents the Gardner Lecture in Moral Theology at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Bartlett Pastoral Center. The public is welcome. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2223.

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The community is invited to an Italian-inspired Broadway dinner and musical called Broadway Italiano at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the church. The evening includes an Italian meal, singing waiters and trivia. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 5 and under.

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Epiphany United Methodist Church

Members are putting their faith and community outreach into action and embarking on aggressive goals to support the 2020 community outreach plans. Epiphany currently supports about 30 missions - in Loveland/ Milford/Greater Cincinnati, nationally and internationally. Saturday, May 18, in support of the mission outreach efforts, members will host the first Super Saturday Mission Day. The goal is to get more than 200 church and community volunteers to support eight feature missions for the day including Matthew 25: Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, Military Mailings and Food Collection/Donation. Make direct inquiries to the office at 513-677-9866. 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland.

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vin plans to attend either UC or Northern Kentucky University. He will study chemical engineering or aerospace engineering. “It is students who have bright futures like you that make our country a better place,” said Ed Nurre, Rotary Student of

each month throughout the regular school year. Students are nominated for this award for their school work and service to their community in keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.” The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of a diverse group of community-minded members who work together to address various community and international needs while promoting peace and understanding throughout the world. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 a.m. in the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport. Prospective new members and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. For more information, visit


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Nick Galvin of Clermont Northeastern High School was presented a Student of the Month Rotary Certificate, computer flash drive, and restaurant gift certificate at a recent Batavia Rotary meeting. From left are Rotary President Michael Enriquez, CNE High School Principal John Eckert, Galvin and Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre. PROVIDED

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At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and choral music. At 10:30 a.m. Sundays is Engage, a “contemporary praise and worship experience” leading people into God’s presence through powerful and uplifting music, a relevant message based on God’s Word, and the welcoming of the Holy Spirit. For more about all ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit the church website, follow on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry opera-

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Milford Assembly of God

A evening of praise, worship and healing will be offered at 6:30 p.m. May 5 with the Soulution Worship Band. The church is at 1301 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-8039.

Owensville Church of Christ

Members will host a night of music and worship for all ages at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the church. The Cincinnati Christian University freshman choir and instrumental ensemble will provide the Christian music and worship. The event is free and open to the public. The church is at 2545 U.S. 50; 732-2324;

River Hills Christian Church

A Divorce and Grief Recovery Workshop will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through May 28 at the church. Residents living in Clermont, Hamilton and surrounding counties are invited to attend this eight-week program is designed to help handle the problems and adjustments in being a single person in a married world. Babysitting services are available. The church is at 6300 Price Road in Miami Township; 6777600.

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Marvin Durham, 47, 7491 Hamilton Ave., theft, March 26. Daniel W. Green, 28, 969 Ohio 28 No. 147, assault, criminal damage, March 29. Darin M. Baker, 33, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 306, bench warrant, endangering children, March 28. Erica Calhoun, 31, 2000 Stillwater No. 2, child endangering, March 28. Matthew D. Moeggenberg, 19, 6390 Westward Drive, aggravated robbery, assault on police officer, aggravated menacing, resisting arrest, March 28. Christopher K. Walker, 33, 947 Ohio 28 No. 29, obstructing official business, March 28. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, March 29. Juvenile, 16, criminal mischief, April 1. Two Juveniles, 16, criminal mischief, April 1.

Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $70 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, March 31. TV and currency taken; $574 at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 10, March 31. Wallet taken from purse at Frisch's at Ohio 28, March 31. Bike taken; $400 at 6528 Covey Court, April 1. Bottles of wine taken from Mama Vitas; $60 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, April 1.



Aggravated menacing Female received threatening letter at 5646 Harvest Ridge, April 1. Assault Female was assaulted at 844 Ohio 131, March 26. Male was assaulted at Wendy's lot at Ohio 28, March 26. Male was assaulted at 6065 Donna Jay, April 1. Child endangering Two-year-old found in middle of street at 1288 Pebble Brooke Trail, March 28. Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 6287 Tri-Ridge Blvd., March 28. Windshield broken in vehicle at 6026 Cook Road, April 1. Doors damaged at Miamiville Grocery at Loveland Miamiville Road, March 30. Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at vehicles on several streets at Hunt Club, Deblin, Milburn, March 31. Domestic violence At Pebble Brooke, March 26. Drug paraphernalia Found in vehicle at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, March 29. Passing bad checks Six bad checks passed at Mount Repose Mini Mart; $4,243.62 at Ohio 28, March 30. Theft TV, computer, etc. not returned to Rent 2 Own; $1,793 at Ohio 28, March 26. Medications taken from mailbox at 1222 Teakwood, March 27. Pump taken from septic system; $700 at 6457 Wardwood Court, March 28. AC unit taken ; $2,300 at 5952 Roan Road, March 29. Money taken from purse in employee's cabinet at O'Charley's; $200 at Ohio 28, March 29. Currency taken; $3,000 at 1353 Ridgecrest, March 30. Camera taken from vehicle; $480 at 1383 Red Bud, March 30. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $32 at Ohio 28, March 30. Handgun, ring, etc. taken from vehicle; $5,000 at 5897 Meadow Lark, March 30.

Arrests/citations Richard L. Norris, 40, homeless, tampering with evidence, failure to comply, illegal assembly, April 1. John A. Lloyd, 35, 5971 Buckwheat Road, tampering with evidence, failure to comply, illegal assembly, April 1. Billy C. Woodruff, 36, 977 Seminole Trail, warrant, April 1. James R. Smith, 22, 5823 Baas Road, contempt of court, April 1. Marilyn M. Miller, 70, 818 Walnut Ave. No. 11, theft, April 1. Edward A. Cotton, 25, 1889 Pebble Ridge, driving under suspension, April 2. Amy L. Deardoff-Haas, 45, 8100 Blue Ash Road, recited, April 3. Donald R. Bringer, 50, 5818 Monassas Run, recited, April 3. Jordan T. Balzhiser, 22, 5818 Monassas Run, drug paraphernalia, April 3. Rick A. Tarter, no age given, 878 Ohio 50, driving under influence, April 4. Aria Gough, no age given, 4395 Bascale Bridge, contempt of court, April 4. Jenny Hampton, 27, 5922 Elmwood, contempt of court, April 5. Scott A. Green, no age given, 1518 Denny Drive, contempt of court, April 6. Shawnda Powell, 41, 6501 Black Forest, theft, contempt of court, April 6. Cody L. Worsham, 20, 200 University Lane No. 306, theft, April 6.

Terrell Thurmond, 21, 5301 Charlore St., contempt of court, April 7. Andrew J. Stewart, 37, 5110 Ebersole Ave., contempt of court, April 8. Andrea L. Fisher, no age given, 506 Main St., contempt of court, April 8.

Amazon Kindle taken at 2 Chateau No. 4, April 4. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, April 6. Fishing equipment taken from vehicle at 611 Valley Brook, April 7. Money taken from wallet at 13 Edgecombe, April 7. Subjects failed to pay for food consumed at BW3 at Riversedge, April 7.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Angela Riley, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 398, open container. Andrea Blankemeyer, 37, 6467 Cedar Lake Lane, failure to confine dog. Nicolas Holmes, 30, 678 Jannie, marijuana possession, paraphernalia. Brian Wolbers, 20, 1342 Prayview, underage consumption.

Burglary Unlisted property taken at 101 Edgecombe Drive No. 3, April 2. Criminal damage Eggs thrown at van at Riverside Drive, April 1. Vehicle damaged at Bocca Billiards at Ohio 28, April 5. Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at vehicle at 903 Center St., April 1. Domestic dispute At Edgecombe Drive, April 2. Forgery False prescriptions passed at pharmacy at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, April 6. Theft Medication taken at 900 Mohawk Trail No. 3, April 1. Female stated prescription was shorted at 201 Chamber Drive at 9 Paisley Drive, April 1. Shoplifting reported at 824 Main St., April 1. Credit card used with no authorization at 505 Hudson, April 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $50.50 at 100 Chamber Drive, April 3.

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DEATHS Norma Jean Jeffers Norma Jean Jeffers, 74, died April 10. She was a secretary at Shillito’s. Survived by children Sharon (Duane) Martin, Karen McCane, James L. (Jessica) Jeffers; grandchildren Christopher, Andrew Powers, Shannon Walker, Andrew Cullen, Destiny, Alexandria, James C. II Jeffers; great-grandchildren Sheena, Emmy, Owen, Preston, Kylie; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Louis, Bernice Lay, brother Floyd Lay Sr. Services were April 13 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Crossroads Hospice.

Faye Lanter 3.

Faye Lanter, 87, Milford, died April

Survived by children Candy Davis, Jonathan, Vanessa, Joel Lanter; one sister; six grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband James, son Jimmy. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

Harold Melton Harold D. Melton, 76, died March 30. He was a foreman for Ryerson Steel. He was an Army veteran Survived by children David, Michael, Robert Melton, Ingrid Horst, Evelee Gilbert; brother James Melton; seven grandMelton children; three greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Rosa Melton, son Hans Horst, parents Austin, Laura Melton.

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Services were April 5 at Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Barbara Montalvo Barbara J. Montalvo, 74, formerly of Milford, died April 10. Survived by children Tina Carroll, Mona Gonzales, Thomas, Juan, Louisa Montalvo, Michael Peralta; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Cirilo Montalvo. Services were April 15 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Rhoda Ogden Rhoda Rhodes Ogden, 86, Milford, died April 10. Survived by husband Herbert Ogden; children Sue (Darrell) Howard, Mike (Kim), Bob, Jim (Kim) Ogden, Cathy (Gil) Girard, Jo (Eddie) Smith, Barb (Kevin) Brown, Jenny (Jon) Lester; 11 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. Services were April 13 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Mulberry Community Church, 949 State Route 28, Milford, OH 45150.

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

Laura Burton, 0.5500 acre, $99,900.



2166 Ohio 28, U.S. Bank NA as trustee to William & Lisa Bauer, $32,000. 2210 Ohio 727, Michael & Patricia Guthrie to Ronda Rose Fox, $9,325. 5917 Amanda Court, Matthew Johnson to Douglas Morris, 0.2350 acre, $125,000. 2003 Collingwood Court, Suzanne Slaughter & Kathleen Wysong to Tyler Shields, 0.1100 acre, $118,500. 1894 Parker Road, Platinum Real Estate Solutions LLC to Gina & Dwayne McCall, 0.4260 acre, $22,500. 1520 Rolling Knoll Drive, Kari & Brian Crow to Shane Martin, 0.3000 acre, $119,000. 2039 Sheriton Court, Lisa Jackson to Peter & Jill Stevenson, 0.1100 acre, $127,500. 1932 Stumpy Lane, Dallas Hacker to

3825 Moore Marathon Road, Frank & Barbara Durkin to Tonya & Donald Franz, 5.6400 acre, $169,000.


978 Arnold Palmer Drive, Jason & Kristin Scott to William & Susan Kentrup, 0.4420 acre, $530,000. 956 Ashire Court, Jeffrey Davis to Matthew & Roxanne Bowman, 0.4590 acre, $225,000. 6246 Branch Hill Guines Pike, Lisa Eccles, et al. to Hillside Improvements LLC, 0.5560 acre, $75,000. 6036 Bridgehaven Drive, Unit I-4, William Ringo, successor trustee to William & Emmie Grothaus, $184,400. 5939 Castlewood Crossing, Ivy & Rodney Hodges to Giesela Garloff, $156,900. 5686 Colonial Drive, Bruce Rothenbach, et al. to Albert Rothenbach, 0.7100 acre, $100,000. 6037 Delicious Asha Court, Karen &

Raymond Bell to Steven & Erin Ward, 0.3100 acre, $310,000. 5423 Dry Run Road, George & Patricia Haynes, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 1.8200 acre, $116,666.67. 6320 Dustywind Lane, Stephen & Barbara Pacella to Aaron & Meagan Peloe, 0.6940 acre, $248,500. 5740 East Tall Oaks Drive, Sam & Michelle Thompson to Monica Bloom, 0.1900 acre, $103,000. 1369 Finch Lane, Robert Grant to Jeffrey Waddle, 0.4900 acre, $137,000. 1349 Linden Creek Drive, Keith & Sharon Hayden, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 3.0600 acre, $76,666.67. 1592 Lost Farm Trail, Michael & Sheryl Ernst to Jeffrey & Christine Rains, 5.4640 acre, $435,000. 1091 Michelle Trail, Thomas & Kristi McKenney to Stella McGibben, 0.2930 acre, $138,000.


Steve Anslinger, Loveland, addition, 1283 Sandwood, Goshen Township, $2,500. Jeffrey Halcomb, Loveland, pool, 1310 Sandwood, Goshen Township. Sandco Farms Inc., alter, 6707 Bray Road, Goshen Township. Dennis Bird, Milford, deck, 5525 Kay Drive, Miami Township, $10,000. Amy Gruber, Loveland, HVAC, 6204 Hickory Ridge, Miami Township. Seco Electric Co., Covington, KY., alter, 6505 Arborcrest Lane, Miami Town-

ship. Power Bax, Union, KY., alter, 1170 Eagle Ridge, Miami Township. National Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6505 Arborcrest, Miami Township. Schumacher Homes, Canton, new, 1805 Greenleaf Lane, Miami Township, $350,000. Eva Withers, Batavia, HVAC, 2855 Brushy Fork, Stonelick Township.


Miami Township, $133,000. Industrial Mechanical Contractors, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1212 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Boy Scouts of America, Cincinnati, addition, 581 Ibold Road, Miami Township, $280,000. Tena Probst, Loveland, alter, 1313 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Carey Plumbing, Cincinnati, miscellaneous work, 749 Ohio 28, Milford City.

KE Rankle Construction, Cincinnati, alter-Consolidated Health, 1700 Edison,

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