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Former Milford High School Principal Ray Bauer, who died suddenly in August, was mentioned several times throughout the MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce Dinner of Excellence and students even sold bracelets at the dinner to help raise money for his memorial. SEE STORY, A2

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Milford High School alum Jeff Sullivan and Dan Vinson conduct an in-flight refueling operation with a C-17 transport over the Black Sea. The C-17 was on its way to deliver supplies to soldiers in Afghanistan.

By Mary Dannemiller

When 1984 Milford High School graduate and Ohio Air National Guard Lt. Col. Jeff Sullivan left for Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey, he knew he’d miss home. What he didn’t know was he wouldn’t be the only Eagle flying over the Black Sea to provide inflight refueling support to aircraft coming and going from Iraq and Afghanistan. His co-pilot turned out to be Lt. Dan Vinson, a 1999 Milford High School graduate. “It’s pretty cool when you think about it,” Sullivan said. “I’m all the way over in Turkey, 10,000 miles away, and I’ve got a guy who went to the same high school as me. It gives you a sense of home.” Vinson and Sullivan are members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing based in Columbus at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base. They spent about two months flying KC-135R tankers to fuel military aircraft carrying everything from supplies to wounded soldiers. “Fuel down in Afghanistan is limited,” Sullivan said. “They go to small fields and they don’t have a lot of fuel. They also don’t like to spend very much time on the ground because of the threat from the enemy.” After discovering they were both from Milford, the two bonded quickly, Vinson said. “When you’re behind a jet you have to be able to predict what it’s going to do five or 10 minutes from now and it’s the same thing with your pilot,” he said. “When you’re flying you have to be able


Lt. Col. Jeff Sullivan and Lt. Dan Vinson sit in the cockpit of a KC-135R before a refueling mission in Turkey. Sullivan is a 1984 Milford High School graduate and Vinson is a 1999 graduate. to know what they’re going to do and what they want. It can take a long time to learn each other, but we did it in a like week. It was like we’d been flying together for 10 years.” Both men were athletes at the high school and teased each other about the difficulty of playing football in 1984 versus 1999. “I played in the old Eastern Hills League and Dan was part of the Greater Miami Conference so we talked about the differences,” Sullivan said. “He likes to claim

we didn’t have it as tough back then, but I beg to differ.” Vinson also said he teased Sullivan about his age, but said they worked together to represent Milford well. “He’s old and I made of him for that, but we teamed up against everybody else when we had down time,” he said. “We made a strong team.” When they accomplished a goal or had a successful mission, they’d even call it “Doing a Milford,” Sullivan said.

“We’d say it when we did something great,” he said. The duo returned from overseas Monday, April 19, and though Vinson lives in Morrow and Sullivan lives in Milford, the two plan on flying together again. “Having two of us from Milford brought our crew a little closer together and gave us a sense of home and a desire to really do a good job over there,” Sullivan said. “If you tell everybody you’re from Milford you better be doing your job right and I think we did.”

National Day of Prayer May 6 Union Township

Community Press Staff Report The 59th annual National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 6, and community leaders, groups and churches have a series of events and services planned throughout the county. While events will be held nationwide, here are some of the services available nearby:

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The National Day of Prayer events will start at 9 a.m. with a prayer and memorial service in front of the Milford municipal building, 745 Center St. Another service will be held in front of the municipal building at noon. A third service will be at 7 p.m. at the flagpole in front of Milford Junior High School, 5735 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. During all three services, attendants will pray for the world, nation, leaders and communities.

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The annual National Day of Prayer “Prayer Walk” will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Union Township Veterans Park, on the corner of Clough Pike and Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The walk will have an emphasis on prayer, praise and patriotic music. Pastor John Martin, who is coordinating the event, invites all veterans to partake in the walk.

In keeping with the National Day of Prayer tradition, a collection of community religious and political leaders as well as residents, will join at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 6, for Bible readings on the courthouse steps in Batavia. A prayer service will start at noon on the courthouse steps. Area pastors will pray for the county, the country, the community and all military personnel. Soloist John Hale of New Richmond will sing patriotic songs and hymns.




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John Martin, left, a member of the National Day of Prayer task force, attends a county commissioners meeting April 28 at which commissioners issued a proclamation declaring May 6 as "A Day of Prayer" in Clermont County. Commissioner Ed Humphrey is at right. During the prayer service, all hometown heroes – police, fire and EMTs – will be asked to come forward and be recognized. A pastors brunch will be at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the county administration building at 101 East Main St.



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Milford High School Principal Nancy House, Milford human resource director Tim Ackermann and Milford School Board Member Andrea Brady enjoyed the dinner.

Chamber of commerce recognizes Heck, Red Robin Community Press Staff Report Milford Junior High School science teacher Steve Heck was named Educator of the Year at the Wednesday, April 28, MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce Dinner of Excellence. Brian Sutton, general manager of the Milford Red Robin, was presented with the Don and Jean Ackermann Award for the restaurant’s work with local schools.


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Former Milford High School Principal Ray Bauer, who died suddenly in August, was mentioned several times throughout the night and students even sold bracelets at the dinner to help raise money for his memorial. Several Milford High School students also were awarded with scholarships. They are: Ashleigh Snell, Kelly Johnson, Kayla Fischer, Hanna Richmon, Samantha Higgins, Krista Lynn Adams and Amy Van Syoc.


Educator of the Year Steve Heck takes a look at his awards.

Educator of the Year Steve Heck with Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz, U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt’s field representative Nick Owen, Milford Junior High School Principal Kellie Ellison, Milford Mayor Amy Brewer, Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, Superintendent Bob Farrell and State Rep. Joe Uecker.


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Milford Mayor Amy Brewer congratulates Steve Heck.



Educator of the Year nominees, from left: Kristi McKenney, Jeff Smith, Liz McHale, Debbie Tranter, Steve Heck, Joy Davis, Eva Brown, Rosemarie Daniel, Terra Bales and Lois McDonough.

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Red Robin general manager Brian Sutton accepts a proclamation from Miami Township Trustee Karl Schultz after the restaurant won the Don and Jean Ackermann Award.


Milford High School students Ty Webb and Julilyn Brown sold bracelets to raise money for Ray Bauer’s memorial with the help of Bill Knepp.

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Milford High School offering after prom activities Community Press Staff Report Parents and volunteers have been busy since January creating murals, props and decorations that will transform Milford High School into a building the students won’t recognize when they arrive to attend the after prom party Sunday, May 16. This year marks Milford’s 22nd consecutive after prom party sponsored by the Milford High School Parent Teacher Student Association. The largest volunteer effort at the

school requires months of preparation, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of dollars to be successful. After prom is an all-night party designed to give students a safe place to have lots of fun without drugs or alcohol. The party is open to any junior or senior student and their guest whether they attend the prom dance or not. The after prom party follows the dance, scheduled this year for Saturday, May 15, and is a lock-in. Students are required to arrive between 12:30 a.m.

and 2 a.m. or a call is made to parents informing them their student is not at the event. Nearly 800 students are expected to attend after prom. Since its inception 22 years ago, the Milford community has experienced many safe prom years. After prom tickets are $15. To keep the party appealing and affordable for students, a great group of parents and volunteers generate funds and come up with fresh ideas, prizes and activities each year. This year’s theme is World Tour. The committee

BRIEFLY reserve a ticket in advance, Bowling fundraiser The Kiwanis Club of Mil- contact Wendell McElwee at ford will have its fourth annual 528-2067, June Bailey at 831bowling fundraiser from 7 1651 or Dick Lahke at 752p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 0206. Contributions for the Kiwa8, at the Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill in Union nis Club also are appreciated. Township. There will be bowling, door Lions golf scramble prizes, a silent auction, split The Goshen Lions Club is the pot and prizes for the having a golf scramble with a highest scorers. All money 1:30 shotgun start, Sunday, raised will go toward the May 16, at Cedar Trace Golf Kiwanis Club’s youth activi- Club. Register early. Contact ties, including programs at Andy Evans at 678-7823, or Child Focus and Clermont 20/20 as well as the School There will be a first place Ready Fest and scholarships cash price. Second place will for needy Milford High School get free rounds of golf and graduates. cart. Tickets for the event are Evans Funeral Home is $15 for adults and $10 for stu- having at $5,000 hole-in-one dents. Tickets can be pur- contest. chased at the door, but to


There will also be a steak dinner, door prizes and skins game. Individuals are $65 each, and teams are $260. Registration is due no later than Wednesday, May 12.

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Veterans in Clermont County now have a new, expanded clinic closer to home. The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs opened the Community Based Outpatient Clinic at the corner of Ohio 32 and Beechwood Road in Mt. Carmel. The clinic, which replaces the old clinic on Ferguson Road, has 15,000 square feet of office space and is the largest of the VA’s five outpatient clinics, said Cincinnati VA public affairs officer Todd Sledge. There are currently four primary care physicians at the clinic and space for three more. The clinic also houses mental health care providers, pediatrists, optometrists and nutritionists. Other practices, such as dermatology and cardiology, also could be housed at the clinic in the future, Sledge said. Bringing the new clinic to Clermont County was possible partially because of the VA’s relationship with the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, Sledge said. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 10, Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission Executive Director Dan Bare gave a heartfelt thanks to the VA staff. “This clinic is absolutely wonderful for our veterans, their families and our community,” Bare said. “I can’t

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Dan Bare, executive director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, with Todd Sledge, public affairs officer for the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Bare also gives Sledge a challenge coin for his efforts serving veterans. tell you how meaningful this is. I’m really touched.” Also, U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt as well as a representative from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office presented commendations at the ceremony. Throughout the presentation, one message rang clear: This new clinic can

serve more veterans, but those veterans need to come to the clinic. Multiple speakers encouraged veterans to visit the VA and the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission to see what assistance they may qualify to receive. “The most important


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt hugs Dan Bare, the executive director of the Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission, after reading a proclamation at the grand opening celebration for the Clermont County VA Clinic. thing is serving our veterans,” said James Huey, chief of Primary Care for the Cincinnati VA.

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Clermont Co. offices to be rearranged, renovated By Kellie Geist

At least five Clermont County offices will be playing musical chairs before the year ends. When the expansion on the county’s new underground emergency operations and communications center opens in the next couple of weeks, the Information Services Department will move from the planning building to the new location. Facilities Director Wade Grabowski said the move will create a “domino effect” of upgrades and relocations

for a number of county offices. First, the Department of Economic Development, which currently shares space with the Information Services Department in the planning building, will move to the third floor of the county’s administration building. This will leave the planning building empty, said county Administrator Dave Spinney. At that point, probate court will move from the second floor of the Heritage Building into planning building, filling all but four offices, which Spinney said will be addressed later.

“We want to move the probate court out of the Heritage Building ... That space is not effective for them and we have put off changes they’ve needed in that building for a decade,” Spinney said. Once the second floor is vacant, it will be renovated, Spinney said. While no official decision has been made on who will move into the Heritage Building, Spinney said they are considering bringing the coroner’s office and the victim’s witness office and maybe another office into the Heritage Building. Those offices currently are in separate owned

and leased spaces. Spinney said these moves would be the first few in a long-term plan to better organize and consolidate the county’s operations. “We need to consolidate and get out of leases and less effective buildings,” he said. In the future, the county will need to address other facility concerns including juvenile probation, the prosecutor’s office and the records center, Spinney said. The renovations will be made using Replacement and Improvement Funds,

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McCormick Elementary School’s sixth-grade band members performed for the school’s PTO April 20. The students, under the direction of Paul Schrameck, played pieces that showed their instrumental progress through the school year. Band members from all six of the district’s elementary schools will play together for the first time May 11 for the band program’s annual May concert at the high school. The concert, featuring the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands, along with the high school’s concert and symphonic bands, is free and open to the public.

McCormick Elementary’s Dragonfly Science Club recently learned about wind travel. Here, Heidi Vanderputten shares her excitement as her group’s wind rocket travels to the other side of the room.


McCormick Elementary’s Dragonfly Science Club recently learned about wind travel. From left, Matt Budzynski, Michael Vanderloo and Aaron Lehane test the use of different balloons and find that they needed to make modifications in their design along the way.

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Members of McCormick Elementary’s Dragonfly Science Club recently learned about wind travel.


McCormick Elementary’s Dragonfly Science Club recently learned about wind travel. From left, Nicki Robinson counts the time it takes for her rocket to travel across the classroom while Ruth Bruning, Peri Willoughby, Ellen Victory and Kara Siglow test the distance a rocket would travel with no incline.

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The Live Oaks Students of the Month for February are, from left: Sitting, Amber Watson (Clermont Northeastern High School), Heather Brunner (Amelia High School); standing Nathan Anderson (Blanchester High School), Justin Goodson (Winton Woods High School) and Kasey Helbling (Clermont Northeastern).

The world became the classroom as students at McCormick Elementary recently met a student from Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the first time. The students in Mary Pat Harris’ third-grade class have been writing to 9-year-old Sheran Hewa. During this initial meeting, Hewa talked about his father’s work. The students also took Hewa on a tour of the class using the laptop computer camera.


This week in baseball

• Ross beat Clermont Northeastern 14-2, April 24. CNE’s Ryan Mummert was 2-3 and scored a homerun. • Badin beat McNicholas 7-3, April 28. McNick’s Craig Hyson was 2-4, scored a homerun and had two RBI. • Goshen beat Clermont Northeastern 3-2, April 29. Goshen’s Alex Edwards was the winning pitcher, and Eric Coleman was 2-4 and hit a double. CNE’s Hunter Voshell was 2-4. • Milford beat Loveland 32, April 28. Milford’s Frank Sullivan pitched 10 strikeouts, and Connor Ferguson was 2-4 and hit a double. • Loveland beat Milford 12-11, April 29. Milford’s Trevor Cunningham was 3-4, hit a double and a triple and had three RBI. • Goshen beat Western Brown 11-1, April 29. Goshen’s winning pitcher was Aaron Rogers, and Derek Koch was 3-4 and had two RBI.

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Milford boys eye state again in ‘10

Eagle boys’ lacrosse ranked No. 2 in Ohio’s Club Division By Anthony Amorini

Milford’s boys lacrosse team is off to fast start this spring at 8-4 through 12 games as the Eagles eye a third consecutive trip to the Club Division State Championship finals. The Eagles twice finished as Ohio’s Club Division runner-up after losing during the state finals in 2008 and 2009. Despite graduating a number of key players in 2009, head coach Brian Cross and his Eagles still harbor high expectations for the 2010 tournament, the coach said. “The boys have expressed that their main goal is not just to make

the (Club Division state) finals again but to win and become state champs,” Cross said. “As stated in their words: ‘Bring home the gold.’” With four games left on its schedule, Milford has already eclipsed its win total from 2009 following a 7-7 season last spring. A host of second-year starters return for Milford led by senior captains Jake Gilpin (defense), Will Martin (midfield) and Eric Fish (midfield). Additional second-year starters returning for the Eagles include junior Pat McClanahan (midfield, attack), senior T.J. Cox (defense), junior Jake Harrington (midfield), junior Matt Butler (goalie), junior Clark McCloud (attack) and senior Nathan Veenemeyer (attack). Though many players return for Cross, Milford’s top two scorers from last spring, Will McClanahan and Andrew Kitzmiller, both gradu-

ated in 2009. Will is playing for the collegiate program at the College of Mount St. Joseph. “We began to rebuild this year with remaining starters from last year and five or six underclassmen,” Cross said. “The returning starters are mainly juniors and seniors and are beginning to gel better at this point in the season as compared to last year. “They are focused on their goals and it shows in practice,” Cross added. Several new additions will also help Milford in 2010 including senior Caleb Greve (defense), senior Jason Butler (midfield), senior Joey Hammond (midfield) and sophomore Cole Ciambro (midfield), Cross said. Through its 8-4 start, Milford notched wins over the 7-2 squad from Springboro, 14-9, and the 6-1

team from Lebanon, 6-3, while stringing together a six-game winning streak. Several difficult road games remain on the Eagles schedule including Division I Sylvania Southview (May 7) and Division II St. Francis DeSales (May 8). Sylvania Southview (10-0) and St. Francis DeSales (10-1) both started the 2010 season with impressive records. Milford closes its season May 14 with a home game against Division II Indian Hill (7-3). “We have a great bunch of kids who seem to understand what it’s going to take to reach their goals,” Cross said. Milford was ranked No. 2 in Ohio’s Club Division, according to state-wide computer ratings at through its 8-4 start behind only No. 1 Centerville (7-1).

This week in boys’ volleyball

Milford beat Hamilton 2514, 25-16, 25-13, April 24.

This week in softball

• St. Ursula tied with Milford 1-1, April 27. • Clermont Northeastern beat Amelia 1-0, April 27. CNE’s Emily Anderson pitched 16 strikeouts, and Hayle Aselage was 2-3 and hit a double. • McNicholas beat Purcell Marian 12-1 in five innings, April 28. McNicholas’ winning pitcher was Michelle LeMaster, and Hannah Schoolfield was 2-3 and hit two doubles. • Clermont Northeastern beat Goshen 1-0 in 11 innings, then 3-0 in a double header, April 28. CNE’s Emily Anderson pitched 24 strikeouts. • Milford beat Loveland 71, April 28. Milford’s Sarah Alley pitched 10 strikeouts, and Kara Atwell was 3-4 and had three RBI. • Goshen beat Western Brown 7-6, April 29. Goshen’s Tucker was the winning pitcher, and Sarah Barrial was 2-4 and had five RBI. • New Richmond beat McNicholas 11-3, April 29 • Fairfield beat Milford 2-1, April 29. Milford’s Brittany Norman had an RBI.

This week in tennis

• Loveland beat Milford 41, April 27. Milford’s Michael Neverman beat Hoge 6-0, 6-4. Milford falls to 5-4 with the loss. • New Richmond beat Goshen 4-1, April 27. Goshen’s King beat Raver 6-3, 2-6, 7-6, April 27. Goshen falls to 2-9 with the loss. • Batavia beat Clermont Northeastern 4-1, April 28. CNE’s Privett and Tellet beat Griffith and Moon 6-1, 6-3. • New Richmond beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0, April 29. • Goshen beat Nowood, 41, April 29. Goshen’s Asher beat Miller 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; King beat Gabbard 6-4, 6-2; EvansHayslip beat Owens-Cox 6-3, 6-1; Liu-Harrington beat HoReam 3-6, 6-3, 6-0. Goshen advances to 3-9 with the win. • Mason White beat Milford 3-2, April 29. Milford’s Ryan Wagner beat Dmitriev 61, 7-5; Timo Lange beat Palani 6-4, 7-5. Milford falls to 5-5 with the loss.

This week in lacrosse

• Mariemont boys beat Milford 6-5, April 27. Milford’s Martin scored two goals and McCloud, Magoteaux and Veenemeyer scored one goal each. Milford’s Butler made eight saves. Milford falls to 74 with the loss.


Milford junior Nick Hittner delivers the ball to the plate during an extra-inning loss Thursday, April 29, to Loveland High School, 12-11.


Eagles soar to outright FAVC title

Milford senior shortstop Wes Minton – seen here during an Eagle loss Thursday, April 29, to Loveland High School, 1211– helped lift the Eagles to its first outright championship in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division this season. Milford clinched the FAVC Buckeye Division title outright with its win Wednesday, April 28, over Loveland, 3-2. Through 21 games, Minton led Milford with 32 hits and a .508 batting average including nine doubles, three triples, 27 runs and 22 RBI. The Eagles finished at 13-8 overall with a league record of 8-2 while taking first in the FAVC Buckeye Division. Loveland (12-7, 7-3) and Harrison (13-8, 7-3) finished in a tie for second place in the FAVC Buckeye Division. The 2010 league title is Milford’s second FAVC Buckeye Division championship in three years after the Eagles finished in a four-way tie for first place in 2008 alongside Anderson, Glen Este and Loveland.

Milford senior A.J. Wilson mans first base Thursday, April 29, during an Eagle loss to Loveland High School, 1211. Wilson is one-of-five Eagles batting above the .350 mark with at least 50 at-bats. Wilson is batting .365 with 19 hits and a team-high 27 RBI. Also hitting above the .350 mark with 50 at-bats or more is Wes Minton (.508 with 32 hits), Ryan House (.397 with 23 hits), Kevin Chaffin (.382 with 21 hits) and Trevor Cunningham (.358 with 19 hits).


Milford’s Alley breaks strikeout record Milford High School junior Sarah Alley entered the softball record books on April 28 as the all-time strikeout leader in Milford Eagles High School history. With a 10 strikeout performance against the Loveland Tigers, Sarah has run her career strikeout total to 502. With one more year of eligibility remaining and this season not yet over, that total could surpass 700 strikeouts for her career. On the season so far, she has 159 strikeouts, a 14-4 record with a .59 ERA. Alley has only given up two earned runs in her last 11 starts (66 innings) and opponents are hitting .142

against her (.161 in the F AV C - B games). Her current rankings in the FAVC BuckAlley eye Division Pitching (All-Buckeye Division Rankings) are as follows: • First in innings pitched (106). • First in wins (14). • First in strikeouts (159). Her batting average is .508. She has scored 23 runs, has 14 RBI, and an on-base percentage of .569 with 12 multi-hit games this season.

Her rankings in the FAVC Buckeye Division Batting (All Buckeye Division Rankings) are as follows: • First in batting average among regular starters. (.508). • First in doubles (11) (Leads the entire FAVC in this category). • First in triples (3). • First in total extra base hits (15). • First among regular starters in on-base-percentage (.569). In addition to her outstanding achievements on the diamond, Sarah has maintained a GPA of 3.4 during her high school career.

Flying high


Brian List of Miamiville crosses the finish line to win the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Sunday, May 2. The 26-year-old man ran the race in 2:31:55.



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May 5, 2010




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Strategic choice of intervention for schools

For the Milford Board of Education meeting in April, the district continued its schedule of presentations related to the district’s long range plan. The long range plan includes a focus on specific aspects of district operations to target for review and/or changes. For April, the discussion revolved around the strategic choice of intervention. The Long Range Plan Committee determined that the goal of intervention is, “We will address the needs of all students through differentiated instruction and targeted intervention.” Milford High School Principal Nancy House and Boyd E. Smith Elementary Principal Dr. Jill Chin joined me for a presentation about

the district’s intervention program called Response to Intervention. RTI is a systematic approach to providing intervention to students. In the Milford Tim schools, we incorAckermann porate three tiers of service dependCommunity ing on the needs Press guest of the student. columnist Tier 1 is the core instructional intervention in which teachers target all students through differentiated instruction. Teachers work, in a proactive way, to challenge their students to extend their under-

CH@TROOM April 28 questions

Do you, or would you, allow your high school-age child to go on a spring break trip? Why or why not? “Never! Why is it that parents think their kids need to go away on their own before they are 18 on a trip that will mostly be unsupervised? Even if chaperones are present they can’t possibly monitor every minute of every child there (Natalee Holloway is a prime example). “Usually when something tragic happens (the St. Xavier football player who fell to his death, highly intoxicated, or the Notre Dame student who crashed her car full of fellow students, most of whom did not wear seatbelts), it’s preventable. Letting an inexperienced person drive a whole car full of students (if they are under 18 drivers in Ohio, they are not allowed to have more than one other person in the car with them unless related) on a long trip, or another to go where there will always be alcohol just invites trouble.” R.L.H. “Yes I would. I went on break in high school with no parent within 700 miles. No cell phones or any communication devices, expect your good old fashioned land-line. “We called home when we got there, once in the middle of the week and then saw our parents when we got home. “My parents trusted that I wouldn’t get out of control, based on the fact that they had already given me on many occassions, responsibilty tests out on my own, to screw up and learn ... and I did. “We have to trust ourselves that we have given our kids some solid advice, let them go out in the world and hope that they listened. “Parents who hover over their kids too much can cause more harm than good. Let them go explore, have fun and leave the praying to God to us the parents that they stay safe from harm and use their heads. “Unfortunately, sometimes, even the best parenting in the world can’t stop tragic events, accidents, that change our lives forever. It’s no one person’s fault, it’s, well life lived, no matter how long.” M.J.Y.

Next questions Is wind power a viable solution to our dependence on oil? Why or why not? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. “I would not allow my highschool age child to go on spring break. To be in an unsupervised environment away from home with all the different temptations this is just irresponsible. “No matter how mature your child is, why put them in a situation that even grown adults can not handle?” I.B. “When my children were in high school, they were allowed to go on spring break with their friends only if parents were going too. I was the mean mom who did not let them go to Fort Lauderdale, Daytona, or wherever the hot spot was for that year. “I am sure they hated me for that, but they all grew up safely and are quite well-adjusted despite their deprived teen-aged years.” J.S.B. “All of our children are grown now, so it’s not an issue. But I will still answer it. Our two boys didn’t express any interest in such ‘extracurricular’ activity. “One was too busy with school, having skipped seventh and eighth grades to go to Covington Latin and get his education. The other one just didn’t care about that kind of thing. “Our daughter was another story, but we would never have let her go on a spring break while she was in high school. However, when she was in college, in her senior year, we did give our blessing, reluctantly. “You ask ‘why or why not?’ The answer is obvious: young kids should not be left unchaperoned and unmonitored until they are old and mature enough to be careful, safe, and smart. The recent deaths of young people due to falling after drinking should be enough of an answer to ‘why not.’” B.B.

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standing of the lessons. They also work to prevent each student from falling behind. Tier 2 is a targeted group intervention in which teachers identify the students who are at a high risk of falling behind or failing to understand the material. This part of the program involves a rapid response to identify these students early. Since teachers work in groups, there is efficiency in helping multiple students with the same intervention. Tier 3 is an intensive, individual intervention. Teachers identify individual students who are in the greatest need for specific and very intense intervention. These students require individual work with a teacher, teacher aide or an inter-

ventionist to help them with the areas he or she is struggling. This plan is very intense, but it also requires a greater length of time for effectiveness. In order for the RTI program to be effective, our staff requires professional development in order to understand the program and how it works. When all of the teachers and staff share their understanding of the program, that will help to improve communication of what needs to be done to help each student. Our teachers and staff use both universal screenings and data to determine who may need interventions. It is important that our teachers work with the same system so that as students advance to

Sponsors make April 9 success April 9 was another success. I want to start out saying thank you to all the “Let Us Never Forget April 9th” fundraiser volunteers, donors, military and the buyers in both auctions. We could not have been a success without you. We were able to raise June Izzienough money to Bailey send more than Community $50,000; 117 scholarships to Press guest schools across the columnist United States so students who attend may apply for these scholarships. This year some of our local scholarships were cut, depending on the amount of money we raised, attendance of the fundraiser, and participation of the schools. We hope next year we will be able to raise the amounts of those scholarships. We want to thank Anthony Munoz and R.J. Vilardo for a great live auction – raising $21,500 with the 10 items they auctioned off. A big thanks goes to Jack Cassidy of Cincinnati Bell for all he did as a sponsor, Bootsy Collins and his lovely wife Patti, Guitar Center Distribution (Tom Sallee and Gary Donavan) Texas Roadhouse (Brian Kutcher), Fishing with IZ, Kevin Izzi & Bass Pro Shops (Jeff

Davidson), Denise Johnson (Traffic reporter for WCPO), Joe Uecker, Anthony Munoz, all the donors of gift cards and certificates for our shop till you drop and dine out packages, Charlie Daniels for the gold fiddle (David & Dawn Spencer), Green Diamond Gallery (Bob Crotty). Big hugs go to Katy and Rick Van Lieu, who did a great job with the silent auction. They raised $7,901. Thanks to all the donors who made this possible. If you visit our website, you will see the donor names. We will be updating it soon with more names. We have a new system for getting your items next year. Special thanks go out to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for their support. Thanks to Jimmy’s Limo Service, Jimmy Crist and Holiday Inn Eastgate, Hampton Eastgate, Homewood Milford, Hilton Gardens Wards Corner, for providing great service for the Gold Star families. Great Job: Brian Monahan from Prestige Audio & Visual and the Oasis Conference Center. Thanks to our graphic designer for invitations, and programs, Melanie Gilliam, In-A-Snap Photos, Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys, Community Press (Theresa and Kellie), Eastgate Baptist Church, (Pastor Boyd). Check out their sign on Interstate 275 because they are displaying


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Firefighting’s ‘toughest two minutes’ comes to Milford During the weekend of April 17 and April 18, if you were in the Milford area and saw the five-story tower erected in the Milford Target parking lot you were witness to a spectacular event. The Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, a national traveling event that showcases the skills firefighters may be called upon to perform during the course of their daily duties. The challenge consists of stations which require agility, strength and endurance. The firefighter athletes, some of whom came from as far away as Alaska and a team from Canada, choose to compete in an event that requires you to complete strenuous tasks that involve climbing, hoisting and pushing your aerobic endurance in less than two minutes is even more a testament to their dedication to the firefighting profession and their physical well-being.

While the thousands of spectators enjoyed the event, it cannot be understated that without the efforts and determination of Tom Porter, Ross Pawlak, Mark Flanigan, Karen Huff and Amy Brewer, the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge would not have been brought to the Milford-Miami Township area. These individuals lead a committee that secured generous sponsorship from Milford Target, Bethesda Hospital, Bethesda Arrow Springs, The Lykins Companies, Midwestern Plumbing, Duke Energy, Lehr’s Meat, Scott Croswell and Croswell Bus Lines, PDQ, Hilton Garden Inn, Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Terrace Park Volunteer Fire Department and the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, Putters and Texas Roadhouse. These donations along with the numerous manhours of support from The Miami Township

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the next grade, they will receive the same type of intervention for which they are accustomed. For the long term, the district goal is to create a K-12 academic system that provides intense and structured interventions for students through each tier of the program. The district’s vision statement reads, “The district will inspire and prepare our students to reach their fullest potential in a diverse and dynamic world.” The intervention program is going to great lengths to ensure that all students receive a quality education that allows them to be successful. Tim Ackermann is director of human resources for the Milford School District.

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Firefighters IAFF Local 3768 and Ralph The Milford Community Fire Vilardo Jr. Department held a Community first class, familyPress guest friendly, internacolumnist tional event that is one of only 17 held throughout the United States. At the conclusion of the season, the Challenge World Games will be held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., during November. The team that represented Miami Township Local 3768, consisting of Dave Jetter, Brian Mungan, Ross Pawlak, Jason Peng and Tom Porter posted a qualifying time for the World Games. We wish them luck. Ralph Vilardo Jr. is the vice mayor of Milford and proud member of Miami Township Firefighters Local 3768. He lives on Curry Lane in Milford.



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Participating in the Clean & Green Spring Litter Pickup in Goshen Township April 17 were, from left, Molly Spaulding, Veronica Federle and Bobbie Spaulding. They were from Girl Scout Troop 40185.

Ellie Rickenbaugh, 6, planted flowers in Milford with her Girl Scout Troop Saturday during Clean & Green.


Volunteers help Clermont Co. be ‘Clean & Green’

Junior Girl Scout Troop 48010 worked hard Saturday to pick-up trash and recycling at Carriage Way Park. In back from left are: Mikaela Williams, Cassie Gouin and Kate deJesus. Front row: Kayla Wiley, Nicole Zimmer and McKenna Moeke.


Ella Nagel, 5, of Milford, plants bulbs at Carriage Way Park during Clean & Green in Milford Saturday, April 17.


Volunteers found all sorts of litter – even a old hubcap – during a cleanup effort in Goshen Township, Milford and Miami Township Saturday, April 17. The cleanup was part of the annual Clermont 20/20 Clean & Green Spring Litter Pickup. The events was staged at sites throughout Clermont County. Celi Will, 12, front, and Claire Rigney, 14, both of Milford, work to pull a sculpture out of the underbrush in Terrell Park during Clean and Green. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Kyle White, left, and Anita Crowder fill a trash bag with litter at the Clean & Green Spring Litter Pickup in Goshen Township April 17.



Volunteers gather at the Goshen Township Hall for the annual Clermont 20/20 Clean & Green Spring Litter Pickup Saturday, April 17.

Lexie Fox, 14, picks up trash Saturday, April 17, at Terrell Park with her Milford Junior High School science class.


Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting “Birdathon” at 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. The event continues through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Identify different types of birds in 24-hour period. Pledges of 5 cents to $5 per species found is encouraged. Call 831-1711 or visit

Bowling party

Kiwanis Club-Milford is hosting a Bowling Party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road, Anderson Township. The event includes door prizes, silent auction and split-the-pot. Proceeds benefit various Kiwanis’ youth charities. The cost for bowlers is $15, $10 ages 16 and under; $10 requested donation from spectators. Call 528-2067.

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Senior Saturday

Miami Township Parks and Recreation is hosting Super Senior Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Township. Vendors provide information in all areas of senior living: Health and wellness, social groups and activities. Includes chair volleyball tournament. The event is free. Call 248-3727 or visit


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Gardening workshop

Ohio State University Extension Clermont County is hosting the Spring Gardening Workshops Series from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville.

“Think Mother’s Day”

This week features Lasagna Gardening: a nontraditional, organic layering method to help enrich soil. The cost is $25; $10 each. Registration is required. Call 732-7070 or e-mail

Talk about books

Clermont County Public Library is hosting Check It Out Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Goshen. This month’s title is “Bonesetter’s Daughter” by Amy Tan. The event is open to adults. Call 722-1221.



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Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Lloyd’s images portray landscapes from central and southern Ohio and portions of northern to central Kentucky. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. Through May 13. 732-5200. Batavia.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly Meeting, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Weigh-ins begin at 5:30 p.m.Free for first meeting. Presented by TOPS. 232-6509. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.


Room to Bloom, 7 p.m. Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway St. Seminar on container gardening. Free. Reservations required. 677-4040. Loveland.


Volunteers of the Library Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Learn more information on how you can help with library fundraising and book fairs events. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Meeting. 248-0700; Milford.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Anderson Hills MOPS meeting, 9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Anderson Hills Mothers of Preschoolers meeting. Mothers of children birth-kindergarten. Child care available, $4 per child. $23.95 one-year membership; plus $5 per meeting, free for firsttimers. Registration required. 231-4172. Anderson Township.


CNC Community Coffeehouse, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Bistro. Music by Dinah Devoto and Pat Kennedy. Free coffee and tea; locally-made pie available for purchase. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. No activities for children. Ages 18 and up. $10, $8 members. 831-1711; Union Township. F R I D A Y, M A Y 7


Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland. Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 17. 929-2427; Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $5. Presented by New Richmond Business Association. 5534146; New Richmond.


Birdathon, 5 p.m. Continues through 5 p.m. May 8. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Identifying different types of birds in 24-hour period. Pledges of 5 cents to $5 per species found encouraged. 831-1711; Union Township.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 8


Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland. Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.


Bethel Art & Music Festival, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Bethel, North Main and West Plane streets, Clermont County’s premier art and music festival. In conjunction with Eastfork State Park’s Midwest Scholastic Regatta. Artisan displays, food booths, three different music stages, wine sampling at Harmony Hill Vineyards, car show, quilt show and more. Free. Presented by Clermont County. 734-4445; Bethel.


Celebrate Mom, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave. Free children’s activities. Three floors of open artists’ studios. Special art exhibit: Nest. Refreshments and artful gifts for moms. Family friendly. Free. 6837283; Loveland.


Appreciation of the Arts Day, 2 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. View the Graffiti Graphics Mural created by local kids. At 2 p.m. watch “Walking Through the Seasons with Sheep and Sheldon” performed by the Hands Up! Puppet Troupe. Refreshments served. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Sonny Moorman Group, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, 248-0358. Milford.


An American Musical Salute, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Cabaret-style program includes spirituals, show tunes, patriotic and popular songs. Pianist Michael Chertock performs. Includes refreshments and silent auction. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 children under 12. Presented by Cincinnati Choral Society. 734-2379; Anderson Township.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $81, $54 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting “Birdathon” at 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. The event continues through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Identify different types of birds in a 24-hour period. Pledges of 5 cents to $5 per species found is encouraged. Call 831-1711 or visit S U N D A Y, M A Y 9


Craft Fair, noon-5 p.m. Heavenly Hearth, 950 Ohio Pike. Free. 943-0800. Withamsville.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A Y 1 0


Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland. Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road. $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 1


Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Aug. 31. 929-2427; Milford.


Gravy Karaoke, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Free. 576-6789. Loveland.

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Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 2 p.m. “Night” by Eli Wiesel. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 2


Batavia Homemakers Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Shannon Cornett demonstrates a pocket purse. Lunch to follow at Gramma’a. Bring items for Saul’s Homeless Shelter. Faith United Methodist Church, 180 Fifth St. Presented by Batavia Homemakers. 732-0656. Batavia.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


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


Spring Gardening Workshops Series, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Lasagna Gardening: a nontraditional, organic layering method to help enrich soil. Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. $25; $10 each. Registration required. 732-7070; e-mail Owensville. Room to Bloom, 10 a.m. Loveland Hardware, Free. Reservations required. 677-4040. Loveland.


Anime, 3:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Watch and review anime movies and give opinions to library. Teens required to have parental permission slip. Free. Registration required. 734-2619. Bethel.


Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Learn about a different sense every week. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m. St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.


Super Senior Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Vendors provide information in all areas of senior living: health and wellness, social groups and activities. Includes chair volleyball tournament. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 2483727; Miami Township.



The Appalachian Community Development Association is hosting the Appalachian Festival Friday-Sunday, May 7-9, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event features artisans, crafts, dance and food vendors, storytelling and bluegrass music entertainment. The event is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 7; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 8; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Fantastic Friday pricing is: $4, $2 seniors and children. Admission Saturday and Sunday is $8, $4 ages 55 and up, $2 ages 4-11, free ages 3 and under; parking $6. Call 251-3378 or visit Above, Leah Head participates in the Living History demonstration at the festival.

Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Anderson Township Historical Society Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. All home-grown plants. Benefits Anderson Township Historical Society. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.


Catch the last few days of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s exhibit of color photography and celebrate Mother’s Day with “Starburst: Color Photography in America." The exhibit, through Sunday, May 9, shows how the common snapshot becomes high art with photos taken through the 1970s. The art museum is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Special Mother's Day activities will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 9, including family portraits by Robert Flischel, a silhouette artist, an art-making activity for children, music by the Chris Comer Trio and brunch in the Terrace Café from noon to 3 p.m. Brunch requires reservations. Call 513-639-2986. Visit Pictured is “Untitled,” by Jan Groover, 1978. A chromomeric print, part of “Starburst: Color Photography in America.”


May 5, 2010



Those who can’t love their neighbors as themselves The scriptures direct us to “love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew: 22:39). The “as yourself,” is usually considered a fait accompli. We presuppose we do love ourselves. Yet, myriads of us don’t. And if we don’t, relationships, friendships and marriages are negatively affected. Over the last century psychology has recognized an almost epidemic-like rise in narcissism. This term is misunderstood by most. Narcissistic persons are imagined as people over-dosed on pride, absorbed in themselves and oblivious to the needs and feelings of anymore else. This persona is a veneer, an unconscious strategy, a compensation to hide their core perception of their inferiority. Narcissists usually come from adequate-appearing families. They are impoverished, nevertheless, by the lack of appreciation of self conveyed to them in their upbringing. They did not get enough attention from parents or guardians, especially attention in the way they needed it. Narcissism is not too much self but, rather, not enough self. As young chil-

dren, their true self was not acknowledged and fostered. They were not Father Lou permitted enough Guntzelman authentic Perspectives and spontaneous expression of who they really are. Author and psychotherapist Stephanie Dowrick states in her book, “Intimacy & Solitude,” “The narcissistic adult is not one who has been ‘spoilt’ by too much attention, but someone whose life has been spoilt because those who cared for him in infancy and childhood were unable to see or know who he was, and to respond to that. Instead they saw a reflection of their own needs, or someone who intruded upon their own needs.” This treatment gradually forms and launches into life an empty person who doesn’t know who he is, who feels inadequate, and certainly doesn’t (as scripture asks) love the pathetic person he perceives himself to be. So, he or she learns to

conceal their sad embarrassment by acting superior in their demeanor, words and behavior. They seek to please to gain acceptance. They thrive on constant praise and approval to prop up their concocted image. The affirmations and love offered to narcissists never seem to be enough. If early emotional neglect from significant people implied to them they were unlovable and worthless, they are likely to be distrustful of the people who claim to love or admire them now. Why? Dowrick says, “This is because it is impossible to accept the love of others until you love your own self.” What are people to do who are in a relationship with a narcissisticallytinged person? First, the narcissist must become aware (perhaps with professional help) of his or her condition and be willing to work with their own inner life. Second, if their partner in the relationship genuinely loves them, then the partner (perhaps also with professional assistance) can learn suitable affirmations and expressions of love to be of help in their growth.

Hope for progress comes from the intense personal work of the narcissist, the grace and love of the Creator and the genuine love of their partner. Real love is

Christ Presbyterian Church of Milford dedicated some very special stained glass windows made for their sanctuary by the women of their church. The windows were funded by gifts and memorials from the congregation. About four years ago several women talked about how nice it would be to have windows that represent each of the Christian holidays during the year. Although only one woman was an experienced glass worker, the others were willing to learn the craft. They began with the first stained glass panel, Advent, to see if they really wanted to do this very large project. They had to learn all the skills needed to complete a panel. After this they were hooked and made the next nine – each one an original and complex design. Although each panel depicts a different Holy day and has a completely different feel, they work together. They are all bordered with gold glass that unifies the total look. All are designed in an informal style. After completing the main panels, the ladies decided to take on the task of 20 more panels to put on either side of each of the original 10. This results in a continuous row of glass panels down each side of the sanctuary. The windows were completed by: Margaret Angel, Trish Reis, Elyce Malott, Martha Enriquez, Becky Jones, Patty Fix, Cindy Combs, Margaret Harrison, Jean Holmes, Brenda Bayne, Jan Sawyer, Laura Jones and Linda Rearick. PROVIDED

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May 5, 2010

What moms are asking for – recipes

Mother’s Day is coming up, so I wanted to devote this column to all the requests from our Community Press and Recorder moms. And I know I preach this all the time, but remember all the “moms,” biological or otherwise, who’ve been a blessing to you. They come in many forms and guises! Give them a call, a card, or an invitation to share your table.

Grilled chicken breast with watermelonjalapeño salsa

For Georgeann Kennedy who wanted a fruit salsa recipe. I’m going her one better with this duo. Jessie, my daughter-inlaw, made this and it’s a favorite at everyone’s house now. The salsa is great with just about any kind of grilled meat. If you can’t find mango, then papaya will work well.



1 tables p o o n chopped f r e s h oregano 1 tables p o o n Rita olive oil Heikenfeld 1 teaspoon chili Rita’s kitchen powder 3 ⁄4 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 3 garlic cloves, minced Four 6-ounce chicken breasts Put together in bag and marinate in refrigerator for at least four hours.


2 cups watermelon 1 cup mango 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoon cilantro 2 tablespoon jalapeño pepper 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 ⁄2 teaspoon sugar

⁄4 teaspoon salt

Mix together and put on top of grilled chicken.

Like Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

OK, I’m sharing this again especially for Dottie, a Northern Kentucky reader who lost her recipe. “It’s been a favorite, everyone loves it and I can’t find it,” she said. Happy Mother’s Day, Dottie! 1 to 11⁄4 pounds pound ground beef (Sirloin is good) 1 generous cup diced onion 1 generous cup julienned carrot 1 generous cup chopped celery 1 very generous teaspoon minced garlic 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 15-ounce red kidney beans, undrained 15-ounce Great Northern

beans, undrained 15-ounce tomato sauce 12-ounce V-8 1 tablespoon white vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon each: dried oregano and basil 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 ⁄2 pound ditalini pasta

Brown beef and drain off most of fat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and sauté for 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients, except pasta, and simmer one hour. About 50 minutes into simmering, cook pasta in boiling water just until it is al dente, or slightly tough. Drain. Add to soup. Simmer about 10 more minutes and serve. Serves eight.

Easy potato pancakes

For Mrs. Ratterman. Check out our Web version for potato pancakes like Perkins restaurant at Now, don’t turn up your nose at frozen shredded potatoes. These are actually my preference in this dish, since they keep their color and are ready to go.

1 pound shredded fresh potatoes, or frozen potatoes, thawed and squeezed very dry 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons flour or bit more to hold mixture together Salt and pepper or seasoning salt to taste 1 small onion, minced finely Handful of fresh parsley, minced

Mix everything together. With a small ice cream scoop or 1⁄4 cup measuring cup, scoop out portions of potatoes on hot griddle or omelet pan which has been filmed with a light coating of olive or other healthy oil. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

Tips from readers: Cottage cheese pie

Boy, the recipes keep pouring in for this heirloom pie. Thanks to everyone who is sharing. We’ll keep an active archive of them. Now some folks have been having trouble with the baking time on the cottage cheese pie with Splenda printed recently. Joan Maegley of Delhi

called me as hers was baking – I told her to continue to bake it at 350 and if it browned too much before it was done, to cover edges with foil. Joan reported back that it took about 1 hour and 15 minutes (original recipe said 30 minutes). “It was perfect,” she said. If any of you are having trouble with any of the cottage cheese pie recipes and the baking time, just bake it until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out fairly clean.

Rooting out recipes

• Requests for Ruth Lyons coffeecake are still coming in. You can e-mail or call us (check out the info at the end of this column) if you want the recipe. I have been getting so many requests I can’t keep up! • Sauerbraten gravy too light. Mrs. Ratterman makes this yummy dish “but the gravy is too light – any way to darken it without using Kitchen Bouquet?” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.



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Doug Beirer, Boy Scout Troop 243 from Armstrong Chapel in Indian Hill, is earning his Eagle Scout award. His project was wood working. Beirer made five patio benches, bird feeders and bird houses for SEM Haven Health Care in Milford. Beirer was responsible for planning the project, obtaining donations for the materials and getting other Scouts to work on the project. He recently delivered the finished products to the residents. Jack Hawkins, resident council president, presented him with a thank-you card signed by residents and staff of SEM Haven. Doug Beirer, right, sits with resident Jack Hawkins. PROVIDED

Museum hosts history days

singers and performers. While setting there some folks that were setting behind George us and we Rooks were talking. They said Ole there were Fisherman four generations there and Grandma was singing in the group. If you ever get the chance to go hear them please go. The theater was full and this is an evening of entertainment. They sang some of the older songs. They also honored some young people who they had given scholarships to. Now on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 18th annual Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous was held at the Williamsburg Community Park and it was a wonderful event. The weather was wet but everyone had a good time. The Monroe Grange served food all weekend. On Saturday morning there was scrambled eggs, sausage and biscuits. On Sunday morning was biscuits and sausage gravy. Saturday evening Ruth Ann and I attended the wedding of Sarah Michelle Philhower and Anthony Jerry Knight, this was a very beau-

tiful wedding and a large crowd. The wedding ceremony was done by The Rev. Bowdle, at the Bethel United Methodist church. Grandpa Philhower read some of the love chapter of the Bible, congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Knight. Sunday morning the church service at the Grassy Run Rendezvous was held and conducted by Parson John Frank Jarbol. The service was wonderful and there was a good crowd attending. His reading was from Acts 26:28-29. Since we could not attend our church this service was so good, with folks asking for prayer for different sickness, and traveling mercies. The service closed by all singing Amazing Grace, then prayer. The wild turkey hunting season is in full swing, with a Clermont County harvest of 378 turkey so far. We have been watching the turkey this year in our back yard. I went to the mushroom woods last Monday to look for the morel mushroom, but didn’t find any, so I will look again. The crappie tournament sponsored by the Boar’s Head Bait Shop was last Sunday. There were 16 boats in this tournament. The fishermen can bring in seven crappie to be weighed. They have to be at least nine inches long, First

place was 5 pounds, 11 ounces, second place was 415-1/2, third place was 4-12, fourth place was 4-9. The big crappie weighed 1-8-1/2. The new size limit will make for better fishing in years to come. Now remember on May 8 there will be a big fest at Bethel. A one day event. There will be a quilt show at the Methodist Church, a piano on the corner (weather permitting) and puppet show at the library. The Bethel Lions Club will have a booth collecting used eyeglasses. The Lions Club will also be selling covered bridge prints by Werline, so stop at the Lions Club booth and say hello. They do so much for eye sight. The Riverside Coffee Mill on South Riverside Drive in Batavia, will hold a benefit waffle breakfast on May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon for the Clermont Y.M.C.A. leaders club. To help send teens to the Blue Ridge Leadership School to build character, spiritual, and physical fitness and to lead their peers. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.






stead collection of pre-Civil War coverlets will be displayed. Visitors may tour the historical homes. The historical buildings are not handicap accessible, but nearly all the exhibits will be outdoors or in the Museum Barn. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and under. Call 2956422 or 576-6327.




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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

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United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

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Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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


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

176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Come visit us at the


Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

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Trinity United Methodist


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

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

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



Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


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

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




Howdy folks; The busy time still continues here at the Rooks’ place. Last Tuesday the flag at the Old Bethel Methodist Church, here in the park at East Fork was replaced. The old flag was damaged from the weather and was up there for quite a while. We have the old one and it will be given to the proper folks to be burned in a ceremony. While I was there a feller told me a story about an older person setting at the base of a flag pole. The flag was tattered and weather worn. Another man walked up and said something about the flag, the feller that was setting there said to the other one, ‘set down and let me tell you the story about this flag.’ He proceeded to tell the story about the flag and the wars it had been in and what it means to the American people, that it means freedom and he was very proud of it. When the pledge to the flag is given we should all honor it by placing our hand over our heart and think about the service people that have served and given their lives for our freedom. Friday evening Ruth Ann and I went down to the Anderson Center Theater to enjoy the singing of the Forestaires. This is a group of ladies that are wonderful

Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution (a non-profit organization) is hosting American History Days May 13, 14, 15 and 16, at Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and Civil War Museums, between Miamiville and Milford, 7567 Glendale Milford Road (Ohio 126), Camp Dennison. For the first time, American History Days will present a Civil War Hospital Tent living history demonstration. The Waldschmidt Home-

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Kenneth Eugene Allen

Kenneth Eugene Allen 65, of Goshen died April 28. He was a municipal worker for the city of Blue Ash and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Survived by wife, Judith Wood Allen; children Kenneth E. (Natasha) Allen Jr., Shelia (Barry) Cantrell and Cindy (Rocky) Mason; grandchildren Cynthia Barber, Ashley-Fay Bowling, Bethany Cantrell, Gloria Allen, Emily Kaylynn Allen, Michael Mason, Cody Mason and Mark Mason; siblings Dorothy McKinney, Jim Allen, Faye Helton, Lee Allen, Jr., Doralean Karnes, Norman Allen, Marshall Douglas Allen, Michael Allen and Betty Jean Davis. Preceded in death by brother, Clarence Allen. Services were May 3, at Williams Corner Church of God, 6162 state Route 132, Goshen.








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Edith Lee Bailey



Edith Lee Bailey, 87, of Milford died April 22. Survived by children, Harvey, C. Thomas Bailey, Wanda (B.K.) Dye, Brendann Bass and Kathy Doherty; 17 grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Claude J. Bailey; and daughter, Lavern Bailey. Services were April 23 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

ington state; and her cats, Timmy, Mandy and Patty. Preceded in death by parents, Marshall and Lorinda O’Brien. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: SPCA, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223; or to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 80118th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006.

Carolyn K. Belew

Ruby Roberta Emerson

Carolyn K. (nee O’Brien) Belew, 68, of Sharonville died April 22. Survived by children, Brian (Denise) Stretcher of Milford, and Harry (Elizabeth) Stretcher of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Eric and Sarabeth Stretcher, both of Milford; brother, John Poling of Wash-


Ruby Roberta Emerson, 90, of Milford died April 22. Survived by daughter, Beverly Emerson; grandchild, Heather Emerson; friends, Kim Heintz and Lana Clouse; employer and friend, Mrs. Robert G. McGraw and family; and many other friends.

Services were April 30 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Southwest Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Joan Marie Ruhe

Joan Marie Ruhe, 77, of Miami Township died April 25. Survived by husband of 53 years, Anthony “Tony” William Ruhe; children, Sandy (Ron) Reed, Karen (Steve) Shipp, Joyce (Dr. Steve) Wendelken and Susan (Lorri) Hallquist; grandchildren, Keith (Beth), Stephanie, Mark, Caitlin, Daniel, Jessica, Adam, Josef and Andrew; and siblings, Carolyn (Dr. Jim) Camden and Judy Geise. Preceded in death by sibling, Lois (John) Breidenstein. Services were May 1 at St. Eliza-

beth Ann Seton Church. Memorials to: St. Andrew- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 552 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.

Margaret Louise Voigtlander

Margaret Louise “Peggy” Voigtlander, 83, of Milford died April 26. Survived by daughter, Susan Turkelson; grandchildren, Sarah Turkelson, Tiana Winter, Kathy Alfano and Elizabeth Jacobs; and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, John H. Voigtlander; and sister, Betty Lemna. Services were April 28 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Vicki L. Workman

Vicki L. (nee Kugler) Workman, 58, of West Chester and formerly of Milford died April 24. Survived by children, Stephanie (Mark) Willhelm, David (Jennifer) Pickers and Alex Bradford; sister, Connie Stevens; and grandchildren, Alison, Ashley, Zachary, Logan, Leah and Alexis. Services were April 29 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home & Crematory.

Judy Young

Judy Young, 64, of Peebles and formerly of Milford died April 23. Preceded in death by husband, Albert Young; and parents, Roy O’Conner and Mary Ellen Schaumleffel. Services were May 5 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.


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Police reports MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Richard J. Hoskins, 35, 5796 Highview Drive, domestic violence, April 13. Dustin R. Niehaus, 27, 582 Wards Corner, theft, April 14. Mitchell M. Hardin, 23, 6110 2nd St., theft, April 14. Thomas C. Dillion, 22, 120 Queens Road, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 14. Dustin W. Harris, 18, 502 Commons, assault, drug abuse, April 16. Two juveniles, 17, assault, drug abuse, April 16. Juvenile, 16, underage tobacco possession, April 17. Sarah Shifflett, 20, 624 Tanglewood, assault, April 16. Ryan J. Rose, 18, 1772 Clough Pike, disorderly conduct, April 15. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, April 15. Mark D. Bresser, 23, 5942 Thistle Court, theft, April 17. Juvenile, 15, theft, April 17.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Door pried upon at AA Import at Ohio 28, April 15.


Nintendo system, games, etc. taken; $800 at 376 Branch St., April 15.

Criminal damage

Door knob damaged at 120 Queens Road, April 15.

Disorderly conduct

Fighting in lot at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, April 14.

Domestic violence At Ohio 28, April 13.

Menacing by stalking

Female reported this offense at 705 Commons Drive, April 17.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated card used with no authorization at 696 Australian Court, April 14.

Passing bad checks

Female received bad check; $850 at 376 Branch St., April 14.

Receiving stolen property

Male stated stolen jewelry was pawned; $540 at 582 Wards Corner, April 12.


Wallet taken from Clermont Nursing at Ohio Pike, April 12. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Ohio 50, April 13. Bike taken off porch at 1182 Linda Lane, April 13. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $492 at Ohio 28, April 14. Wallet taken from vehicle; $350 cash at 800 Commons Drive, April 14. Wallet, cellphone, etc. taken from vehicle at 6580 E. Knollwood, April 14. Radio and change taken from vehicle at 1213 Deblin Drive, April 15. Tennis rackets, etc. taken from vehicle; $325 at 6595 Miami Trails, April 15. Jewelry taken; $6,000 at 670 Jannie Lane, April 15. Tools, laptop computer, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,280 at 5764 Lynne Clara, April 15. Laptop computer and purse taken from vehicle; $1,640 at 1551 Deerwoods, April 15. Briefcase, phone, etc. taken from vehicle at 725 Windfield, April 15. GPS, golf clubs, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,205 at 6389 Paxton Woods, April 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Ohio 50, April 16. Shoes taken from Meijer; $31 at Ohio 28, April 16. I-Pod, etc. taken from desk at Milford Success Academy at Eagles Way, April 12. Wallet taken from purse at Meijer at Ohio 28, April 17. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40 at Wards Corner, April 17.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Money taken; $1,300 at 42 Mound Ave., April 24.

Criminal damage

Vehicle keyed at 13 Concord Woods, April 23.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit bill passed at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, April 19. Three counterfeit bills passed at 689 Ohio 50, April 19. Attempt made to pass counterfeit $50 bill at 796 Main St., April 20.

Domestic violence

At Edgecombe Drive, April 19.


Computer taken from Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, April 20. Money and jewelry taken at 1 Lakefield Drive, April 22. Back pack taken at 201 Chamber Drive, April 24.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Matthew King, 41, 968 Redkey, open container. Juvenile, 14, theft, unauthorized use. Juvenile, 14, curfew violation. Juvenile, 17, drug possession. Juvenile, 17, warrant. Juvenile, 17, drug possession. Juvenile, 15, tobacco violation. Juvenile, 14, tobacco violation. Felix Merced, 40, 2 Park Ave., criminal trespass. Rachel Green, 21, 3328 Cardiff Ave., criminal trespass. Jerod Blevins, 36, 1487 Woodville, warrant. Rodney Garrett, 27, 6757 Oakland, warrant. Charles Eckman, 32, 2 Park Ave., warrant. Rickie Wachter, 49, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 65, warrant.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 1867 Kirbett, April 11.


At 6952 Goshen Road, April 15.

Criminal damage

At 121 Heather, April 10. At 1601 Country Lake, April 10. At Wedge Way, April 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 426, April 12. At 44 Meadowcrest, April 17.


At 7047 Garrison Spurling Road, April 15. At 6667 Bray Road, April 16. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 60, April 13.


At 1487 Woodville, April 11. At 3007 Abby Way, April 14. At 8 Park Ave., April 17.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 166, April 10. At 6787 Goshen Road, April 12. At 6468 Snider Road, April 12. At 6689 Susan Drive, April 13. At 6680 Pin Oak, April 13. At 6712 Susan Drive, April 13. At 6736 Shiloh Road, April 14. At 1598 Ohio 28, April 16.

Violation of protection order At 5756 Deerfield, April 13.


John M Fisler, 27, 2202 Oakland Locust Ridge Road, Mount Orab, theft at 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, April 21. Joshua P. Kinman, 26, 511 East Main St., Mt. Orab, aggravated trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. David A. Green, 36, 16710 Bodman

Road, Mt Orab, aggravated trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. David A Kuykendall, 32, 700 University Lane, Batavia, illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits _ individual at 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 13. Micheall W Kuykendall, 30, 421 West Main Street, Apt. 1R, Williamsburg, compounding – crime at 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 22. Jacob Tyler Adams, 18, 4020 Woods Mill, Batavia, criminal trespass at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 19. Harry Simons III, 22, 4554 Clermont Lane, Batavia, criminal trespass at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 20. Juvenile, 13, disseminate matter harmful to juveniles, Cincinnati, April 21. Juvenile, 12, disseminate matter harmful to juveniles, Cincinnati, April 21. Jesse Ryan Webster, 19, 2643 Spring St., Bethel, possession of drugs _ marijuana at 125 Starling Road, Bethel, April 20. Daniel Ray Muse, 21, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 46, Bethel, burglary, theft at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 22. Bruce R. Crooker, 20, 2730 Ohio 222, New Richmond, burglary, receiving stolen property, theft at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 22. Tyler R. Jacobs, 20, 3566 Concord Hennings Mill, Williamsburg, burglary, theft at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 22. Bruce Paul Galea, 46, 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments, restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system-possess 1.3g fireworks at 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20. Tracey L Galea, 42, 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments, restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system-possess 1.3g fireworks at 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20. Christopher Smith, 19, 2191 E. Ohio Pike, Amelia, criminal trespass, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 21. John C Adams, 20, 10675 Willfleet Drive, Cincinnati, menacing at 2293 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 21. Roger Gilreath, 30, 4432 Glendale Drive, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering at 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 22. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Williamsburg, April 22. Tony Lee Curless, 19, 3894 Magnolia Drive, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. Katie Kohlman, 27, 9133 Juniper Lane, Covington, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. Zachary Hodges, 18, 25 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. Zachary Hodges, 18, 25 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 20. Scott E Campbell, 42, 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 22.


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substance/object in any food or substance At Interstate 275 near Ohio 28, Milford, April 21.

Aggravated burglary

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 17.

Aggravated trespass

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 17.


21. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 21. At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. At 4225 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, April 22.

Disorderly conduct-intoxicated annoy or alarm

At 3398 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, April 21.

At 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, April 20. At 2191 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 20. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 20. At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22.

Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Breaking and entering

At 1415 Glenwood Court, Batavia, April 21. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At 4471 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, April 21.

Domestic violence

At Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, April 22. At 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 22.


Bethel, Feb. 18.

Obstructing official busincess

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Offenses involving underage persons-underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22.

Pandering obscenity

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20.

Possession of drugs

At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. Burglary at 2023 Cristata Court, Amelia, April 20.

Endangering children

At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10.

Identity fraud

At Ohio 32 and Herold Road, Batavia, April 21. At 125 Starling Road, Bethel, April 20. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 21. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22.

Illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits _ individual

At 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At Ohio 32 and Herold Road, Batavia, April 21.


Drug paraphernalia

At 125 Starling Road, Bethel, April 20.

At 2191 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 20.

Gross sexual imposition

Compounding – crime

At Highway 50, Milford, April 21.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 21. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 20. At 2964 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, April 20. At 3986 Greenbriar, Batavia, April 21.

At 5496 Mt. Zion Road, Milford, April 21. At 3724 Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, April 21.

At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10.


Criminal mischief-move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another

At 2293 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 21.

Criminal trespass

At 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive,

Misuse of credit card

At 270 E. Main St., Batavia, April 22.

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April

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Restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system _ possess 1.3G fireworks

At 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20.

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Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 1448 Ohio 131, April 15.

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William A. Delvecchio, 26, 1154 Beech Ridge, recited, April 21. Todd Flynn, 39, 7398 Suzi Circle, driving under influence, April 24. Lawrence S. Harris, 43, 4406 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, contempt of court, April 21. James A. Hinninger, 47, 1319 Wolfangle Road, contempt of court, April 22. Juvenile, 14, burglary, theft, April 20. Juvenile, 14, criminal trespass, April 24. Angela C. Kemper, 24, 1066 Meadow Wind, recited, April 21. Daniel M. Knuckles, 22, 707 Ohio 28, recited, April 25. Dustyn L. Pence Jr., 21, 751 E. Mcmillan No. 3, corruption of minor, pandering obscenity, April 21. Eric S. Reeves, 24, 5901 Marathon Edenton Road, contempt of court, April 20. Kenny R. Stewart, 40, 64 Concord Woods Drive, warrant, April 25. Ashley Tegeder, 22, 8 Concord Woods, drug possession, driving under suspension, April 25. Whitney Tegeder, 22, 8 Concord Woods, recited, April 23. Larry W. Underwood, 27, 508 Garfield, warrant, April 25. Joseph D. Wiles, 25, 401 Edgecombe, domestic violence, unlawful restraint, April 19.



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May 5, 2010

RELIGION Christ Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting its annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. They offer a variety of clothes for all ages and all sizes along with household items including linens and curtains. Call 831-9100. The church is at 5657 Pleasantview Drive, Milford; 831-9100.

Clough United Methodist Church

St. Columban Scouts win awards


Nine Scouts from St. Columban Pack 50 were awarded Cub Scouting’s highest honor, the Arrow of Light award. From left: front row, Thomas Schott, Nick Siegert, Peter Lorio and Nick Prewitt; back row, Den Leader Rob Prewitt, Bradley Riney, Ben Volk, Max Marshall, Connor Reid, Riley Jones and Den Leader Brad Jones.

The church is holding its annual Motorcycle Blessing starting at noon Saturday, May 15, in the church parking lot. There will be prayer for safety on the roads followed by a ride through the community. Motorcyclists and their families are invited to a free cookout (hamburgers and hot dogs) served through 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale held by the Clough Youth Group to raise money for youth ministries. In case of rain, activities will move to Sunday, May 16, beginning at noon. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting the Mary Martha Bake Sale and Youth Mission Flower Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at RiverCity BP Station, U.S. 52 and Sycamore Street, New Richmond. Rain alternate at Cranston Presbyterian

Church. Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 553-2397.

Faith Chapel Ministries

The church is hosting a musical worship event with Christian recording artists, The Pfeifers, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16. The church is at 217 W. Plane St., Bethel; 734-3564.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Mount Moriah United Methodist Church

The church is hosting the Mount Moriah Methodist Men’s Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Registration is at 10 a.m. Lunch is served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All cars and trucks. Twenty trophies will be awarded. Door prizes will be awarded. Call 5537418. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333.

Summerside United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Women are hosting a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, with a bag sale from noon until closing Saturday. The church is located at 638 Batavia



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Trinity Christian Fellowship

The church is hosting Miracle Services with Evangelist Matthew Senn of Muncie, Ind., April 30 to May 5. Services are at 7 p.m. each evening and 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Senn’s ministry follows the scripture in I Cor. 12 “to some are given manifestations of certain gifts.” He is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, where he earned a B.A. in Church Ministries and Pastoral Counseling. He answered the call to the “Healing Ministry” in 1997, where he began to see healings and miracles take place. For more info, call Pastor Rex Schrolucke at 724-3500. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729.

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Union Township National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer event is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at Union Township Veterans Park. Participants will assemble at the helicopter at 7 p.m., form a single-file prayer line and walk around the track. They will then assemble back at the helicopter for group prayer and patriotic singing. They will recognize participating churches, military personnel, elected officials, veterans’ groups and fire and police personnel. If weather does not permit the walk, participants will still assemble under the large pavilion in the center of the park at 7 p.m. for prayer and singing.

IN THE SERVICE Egbert a warrant one officer

Robert E. Egbert III graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The student completed an intense six-week course conducted in a very demanding, rigorous, highstressed and deadlinerequired environment. The candidate received training in leadership skills, Army customs, doctrine, tradition, and tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, timestress-people management skills, decision making, delegation and personnel skills, and numerous other military academic subjects. Students gain experience in leadership to attain higher responsibility while maintaining professionalism and quality work performance and standards required of career warrant officers.

About service news

Mail announcements and photographs to: The Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. Email m, or fax items to 248-1938. Questions? Call 248-8600. Additionally, candidates develop and hone skills relevant to an Army at war, skills required to effectively operate and survive on today’s ever-changing battlefield operations against global terrorism. Egbert, a command and control systems technician with 11 years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 1st Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery, Cincinnati. He is the son of Robert E. and Regina A. Egbert of Loveland. The warrant officer graduated in 1999 from Milford High School.

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Graduate selected as fellow

Jim Topie has been selected as a fellow of the Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Ga. The institute was developed to strengthen the country’s public health system by enhancing the leadership capabilities of state and local environmental public health specialists. Topie is a Food Inspector III of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Dairy and Food Inspection Division, Duluth, MN. He is a 1977 graduate of Milford High School. During the one-year fellowship, Topie will participate in a program of seminars, workshops, individual study and leadership projects. Topie recently returned from a week at the CDC,

conducting organizational learning through Systems T h i n k i n g , Topie SKILLSCOPE 360 assessments, evaluating programs to the National Environmental Public Health Performance Standards and consulting with mentors. For his leadership project, Topie will be teaming with managers of the city of Minneapolis, staff within his own department and the public. This is to address: “Why, despite community health benefits of safe, fresh, locally grown foods are there regulatory challenges in expanding the sale of these products at farmers markets, grocery stores and other licensed food establishments in the city of Minneapolis?”


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