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Milford HS PTSA votes to disband Academics Boosters will benefit students By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — The Milford High School PTSA May 15 unanimously voted to disband. The functions of the organization have been taken over by two new organizations - the Milford High School Academic Boosters and the Partnership for Milford High School After Prom. The 11 members present at the last meeting of the PTSA all supported the resolution made at the March meeting to disband. There was no debate. “Everything was pretty straightforward,” said Kelly Kuhn of the vote to disband. Kuhn was president of the PTSA and is president of the new academic boosters group. After the final PTSA meeting

The Rusty Griswolds will perform 8 p.m. to midnight June 1 during Frontier Days in Milford. FILE PHOTO

was adjourned, the former members held a meeting of the academic boosters group to plan future activities. The academic boosters group and the after-prom group both have been incorporated, Kuhn said. She said the PTSA was paying about $1,000 a year in dues to the state and national PTA organizations and getting very little in return. “We looked at how we were serving the school and decided we were not serving the school as effectively as we could,” she said. Among the proposed projects for the new group are formal recognitions of students who make the honor roll or have perfect attendance. Mark Lutz, Milford High School principal, said the school has not recognized honor roll students for several years and he supported the idea of some kind of formal recognition.

MILFORD CAR CRASH Florist shop damaged

Frontier Days offers a variety of music Mayor’s group to perform, Eben to host karaoke

By Lisa J. Mauch

MILFORD — Sounds ranging from choral music to cover songs to karaoke will entertain audiences at this year’s Frontier Days, May 31 through June 3, in Milford. » Thursday, May 31 Four on the Floor will perform classic rock and a few rhythm and blues numbers from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members of the group are Tom Brown, Milford Mayor Geoff Pittman, Greg Kottman and Tim Deardorff.

MILFORD PROM Students spent the “Night in Greece” at the Oasis May 19. See photos, A7

» Friday, June 1 The Rusty Griswolds will perform popular ‘80s tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members of the group are Steve Frisch, Ken Fullan, Eric Schueler, John Schutte, Richie Terbush and Greg Tulley. » Saturday, June 2 The Clermont Festival Chorale will perform choral music from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. A nonprofit organization, the CFC is the only community choir in the Clermont County area. Members come from across Greater Cincinnati. The Signal Hill band will per-

form a mix of classic rock and country tunes from 8 p.m. to midnight. Members of the group are Gus Steinmetz, Rob Hutson, Tom McNary and Tim Gerber. » Sunday, June 3 The karaoke contest will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Miami Township resident and former “American Idol” contestant Eben Franckewitz will host the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information about Frontier Days, visit

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER Clermont County residents pray. See photos, B7

The Milford Police Department responded to a call around 2 p.m. May 15 at Expressions by Elizabeth, 838 Lila Ave., for a car which has crashed through the window of the florist shop. No one was injured. Anna Miller, 78, of Milford was charged with failure to maintain reasonable control of a motor vehicle. "She's been very cooperative and taken care of her responsibilities," said Police Chief Jamey Mills. PROVIDED

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Click it or Ticket campaign now underway Law enforcement will be on roads to keep motorists safe this holiday The National Click It or Ticket campaign was kicked off in style last week at a special celebration at the new Smale Park at the Banks in Cincinnati. The Click It or Ticket effort is sponsored nationally by NHTSA, the National Highway Transportation Safety Admini-

stration, and supported locally by law enforcement agencies. The goal is to bring awareness to residents about the importance of wearing seat belts. Despite much awareness and encouragement, an average of only 84 percent of United States residents buckle

up. Locally, right here in Clermont County, the seat belt rate is only 78 percent. Sites are surveyed twice a year by Clermont County Safe Communities, a program of the Clermont County Health District. Safe Communities also works with many local police agencies to support Click It or Ticket. On Friday, May 18, Safe Communities part-

nered with Felicity schools and the Felicity Police Department to publicize the importance of buckling up. The students and residents of the area were able to see a rollover vehicle and witness exactly what could happen if a crash victim is unbelted. Participating in the regional kick-off in Cincinnati were Ohio State Patrol Trooper Jason McElf-

resh, Milford PD Officer Russ Kenney, Amelia Officer Olsen, Loveland Detective Brandon Burch, Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Brian Bost, Clermont County Sheriff Deputy Matt Wurtz, and Miami Township Office Kyle Ball. All local law enforcement participates in Click It or Ticket. Martha Enriquez, coordinator of Clermont County Safe Communi-

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to $540,000, down from $625,000 in 2011. Chris Clingman, district director, said 67 percent of the park district is funded through local property taxes: About $3.07 a year for every $100,000 in home value. State taxes are 10 percent of the district’s funds, while fees and donations amount to the remaining 23 percent. “Luckily, we did some things a couple of years ago to prepare for these cuts coming down from the state level, but it is still making things hard,” said Clingman. Park officials initiated program fees and rental costs for park-owned property to offset the cuts. According to the Clermont County Commissioners 2011 Annual Report, park facilities were rented 430

times during 2011. “Without those rental fees we would be in a lot worse situation,” Clingman said. Clingman and the park board must eliminate a full-time park maintenance technician, Clingman as well as drop another full-time position to part-time, he said. Of the many duties of a park maintenance technician, one of the most important is to mow, trim and keep the parks “looking good,” Clingman said. “We have plans on how we are going to keep everything looking good with less staff and time,” he said. “We have feared, but

anticipated this problem so hopefully we can keep up.” Clingman has met with officials from other regional park districts to discuss how to handle the cuts. He said districts, including Clermont County Park District, have been “actively” searching for sponsorships and are sharing resources to save money. The park district has partnered with the Clermont County Health District as another revenue generating idea to jointly apply for grant opportunities. The money gained by grants would be used to complete the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike Bike Trail. For more information, call Clingman at 732-2977.


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Lanes is having its last weekly competition hosted by Mr. Ed’s DJ and Karaoke from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., May 25. The top two winning karaoke singers 18 years or older will receive prizes and advance to the semifinals on June 1 with eight semifinalists competing on June 8 for the title of Eastgate Idol. The winner will receive a trip, including airfare and hotel accommodations, to the International Finals at Bowl Expo in Reno, Nev., paid for by Eastgate Lanes, where they compete for first place prize of $5,000.Austin fundraisers GOSHEN TWP. — More Wheels for Austin fundraisers have been scheduled to raise money for a wheelchair for Goshen High School student Austin Jackson. Texas Roadhouse, 375 Rivers Edge Drive, Milford, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, June 4. Flier is required. City Barbeque, 878 Eastgate North Drive, Union Township, Wednesday, May 30. Flier is required. See for more information and copies of fliers.

Farm assistance CLERMONT COUNTY —

The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) provides benefits for farm revenue losses due to natural disasters that incurred in the crop year 2010. Eligible producers who suffered losses during the 2010 crop year are encouraged to visit their local FSA office to learn more about the SURE program. Farm Service Agency also has SURE information available online at In Clermont County, call 5123-732-2181.

Gatch nominations CLERMONT COUNTY —

League of Women Voters members are looking for women whose volunteer work demonstrates leadership, commitment and strength. She must be a resident of the county and will be honored for her volunteer efforts. All nominees will be featured and applauded at the 16th annual Suffragist Din-

ner to be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, at ReceptionsEastgate. Nomination forms are on the League website,, and can be submitted online or downloaded and mailed. Deadline for nominations is Friday, June 29. Questions? Call Jane Sonenshein at 831-1870 or email,

Genealogy meeting CLERMONT COUNTY —

The Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. The program will be an introduction to German genealogy. Do you have German ancestors? Hamilton County Genealogical Society president Kenny Burck will provide tips on how to start researching German roots. The meeting is free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: or call 732-3423.


The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative Network will host Going Green, an event focused on alternative energy and green awareness, Tuesday, June 5. Event attendees will take a tour of Melink, a LEED Platinum Net-Zero facility, and will enjoy a breakfast provided by Chik-fil-A Eastgate. Melink is at 5140 River Valley Road in Milford. Cost to attend is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members. Registration is required. Visit or call 513-576-5000. The Clermont Chamber Women's Initiative Network (WIN) provides leadership, education and mentoring opportunities to foster a network among women working or residing in Clermont County. Programs are held quarterly throughout the year. For more information, call 5765006.

Bloom is director CLERMONT COUNTY —

The County commissioners has named Lyle Bloom of Monroe Township as director of utilities for the Clermont Water Resources Department. Bloom replaces Tom Yeager, who recently

retired. “I am honored to receive this opportunity,” said Bloom. “I appreciate the support the board of Clermont County commissioners has shown me and look forward to leading the department as we strive to improve efficiency, productivity and workflow, while maintaining a safe work environment. We will continue to provide the high-quality drinking water our customers have come to expect.” The Clermont County Water Resources Department employs 96 people and provides water and/or sewer services to more than 44,500 county citizens. Bloom, a 12-year county employee is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He holds a bachelor of science degree in civil/environmental engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and holds a class ii wastewater operator’s license. Bloom is married and the father of three children. Contact the Clermont County Water Resources Department at 732-7970 or visit

Yard sale

MILFORD — Milford Active Christians (MAC) will hold their annual yard sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, at the Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131. A variety of items will be for sale including furniture, glassware, bicycles, toys, clothes, yard tools, hand tools, electrical items, and much more.

cility recycling in communities across the state. The Community Development Grant program provides financial assistance based on financial need of the applicant, demonstration of positive economic and environment impact regionally or statewide, and potential for the project to expand into a permanent service or program that does not need outside funding. Grant communities must commit local matching funds toward their project.

Farming deadline CLERMONT COUNTY —

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds Clermont County producers who have not contacted their local FSA Office about DCP or ACRE enrollment to do so before the sign-up deadline ends. It is important producers contact their Clermont County FSA office to set up appointments before the June 1 deadline. All signatures must be obtained by the deadline for both the DCP and ACRE programs. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the operator and owners of a farm to obtain and submit all necessary signatures on election and enrollment forms by the June 1. For more information or to schedule an appointment to enroll in the DCP/ACRE

programs, contact the Clermont County FSA office at 513-732-2181.


MILFORD — Boyd E. Smith Elementary PTO members will host the annual walk-a-thon Friday, May 25, with the theme: “Take a Walk on the Wild Side!” Children will walk during the time of day they usually are in “special” classes. The walk-a-thon is a fund raiser to supply the school with educational tools. Sponsorships are requested to encourage students to walk. To sponsor a child, call the school at 575-1643.

World Choir Games CLERMONT COUNTY —

The 2012 World Choir Games, the largest international choral competition in the world, is coming to Cincinnati this summer. Known as the Olympics of choral music, the seventh World Choir Games will run July 4 through July 14 at various venues in Cincinnati. The Community Press would like to know if any Clermont County groups, schools or singers are participating in the games. Contact Editor Theresa Herron at 248-7128 or email


The Buckeye State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America named the Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, “Chapter of The Year” at a recent council meeting in Columbus. This recognition is given for outstanding achievement in areas of veterans’ services, chapter membership and community service. “Our chapter is very proud to receive this award for the second year in a row,” said VVA 649 President Ken Williamson. VVA 649 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. For more information, visit

Annual report CLERMONT COUNTY —

The 2011 Annual Citizens’ Report is now available at http://www. clermontcountyohio. gov/2011+annual+report.pdf. The 14-page report outlines many of the accomplishments of county government and related agencies in 2011, and looks ahead to some of the projects planned for 2012.


Recycling grant CLERMONT COUNTY —

State Rep. Joe Uecker (R-66th District) said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention has awarded a $28,500 Community Development Grant to the Adams/Clermont Solid Waste District to assist in the collection or processing of recyclable materials. More than $1 million will be distributed among 23 Ohio communities for this purpose. Local groups such as counties, solid waste districts, villages and solid waste management districts will use the money for recycling dropoffs, construction material recycling, litter collection and material recovery fa-

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Clermont County jail to get ‘green’ roof This will be a first for county-owned buildings, expected to save money By Lisa J. Mauch


The new roof for the Clermont County Jail may be white in color, but it will be “green” in nature. Instead of replacing it with a traditional rubber roof, a white one will be installed to save energy and

money, said Wade Grabowski, facilities management director for Clermont County. “This is the first (white roof) we’ve done in county. We excited to have it,” he said. “It’s cutting our energy usage cost. In the summertime, it reflects the heat away from the building

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that is back in our pockets.” Grabowski said the jail has three sections and the roof is original to the oldest sections, which was built in the mid-1980s. “We will reduce our energy cost in that section of the building by 7 to 9 percent per season. As long as we’re in the cooling mode, the air conditioning mode, we’re saving money,” said Grabowski. Grabowski said the other two sections of the jail

have newer roofs, which won’t need replacing for another 20 years, but a white roof will replace the old one on the 1983 section of the medical social services building on Clermont Center Drive. “If we can become green and it’s cost-effective for the county, then we will do that,” said Rabolt. Rabolt said the new jail roof would be installed within the next few months.

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Greg Niesen, left, president and CEO of River Hills Bank, accepts a check for $5 million from David Hehman, president and CEO of Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati at the River Valley Community Center in Moscow. The funds will be used to help the March 2 tornado survivors. LISA J. MAUCH/THE

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MOSCOW — The tornado-damaged River Valley Community Center was the backdrop for the presentation of a $5 million check intended to help tornado survivors recover. President and CEO David Hehman presented the check from Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. “It’s not going to solve all the problems, I know that, but it’s a good start,” said Hehman. FHLBank is a regional bank providing financial services for residential housing and economic development to member institutions in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Accepting the check was Greg Niesen, president and CEO of RiverHills Bank, who represented the 741 FHLBank member in-


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Principal hired for Spaulding Elem. By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. — Goshen school board members May 14 approved the contract for the new principal at Spaulding Elementary School. Thomas Turner was hired to replace Teresa Rohrkemper, who is retiring as Spaulding principal July 31. Turner is now the principal of Waynesville Middle School in Waynesville, Ohio. He said he previously worked as a teacher in the Goshen school district. “We are glad to have you back,” said school board member Sue Steele. “He brings to us a wealth of knowledge,” said Superintendent Darrell Edwards.

Thomas Turner, left, will be the new principal at Spaudling Elementary School. He was introduced May 14 by Goshen Superintendent Darrell Edwards. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Theilman receives Goldwater scholarship Alexander Frank, valedictorian of the Milford High School Class of 2012, was recognized at academic signing day. He will attend Macalaster College. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Alison Moore, salutatorian of the Milford High School Class of 2012, was recognized at academic signing day. She will attend the University of Notre Dame. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Milford High School honored its top 25 graduates May 11 with Academic Signing Day. The graduating seniors announced their choices for the colleges they will be attending next year. “Their hard work and diligence will serve them well at their chosen colleges,” said Principal Mark Lutz. The top 25 graduates, in alphabetical order: » Matthew Benton will attend the University of Cincinnati, where he intends to study biology and pre-medicine. » Joshua Blosser, Ohio University to study biology and pre-medicine. » Kristen Brady, Wake Forest University to study physician assistant/health sciences. » Caroline Brown, the Ohio State University to study biology. » Kaitlyn Cox, the Ohio State University to study biology/premedicine. » Matthew DuPont, Miami University to study zoology. » Jessica Eberly, University of Cincinnati to study business. » Jessica Evanoff, Cedarville University. She has not decided on a major. » Julia Evanoff will attend Cedarville University. She has not decided on a major. » Alexander Frank will attend Macalaster College to study engineering. Frank is valedictorian of the Class of 2012. » Gabriele Hickman, Jacksonville University to study communications and writing. » Kendall Kehr, University of San Diego to study pharmacology. » Karen Kuhn, the Ohio State University to study French and international affairs. » Kalika Litwin, the Ohio State University and study biology. » Eliza Marchant, Brigham Young University and study nursing. » Hope Meadows, University of Cincinnati. She has not decided on a major. » Alison Moore, the University of Notre Dame to study mechanical engineering. She is salutatorian of the Class of 2012. » Alyssa Moore, University of Kentucky to study biology/premedicine. » Robert Overbeck, the Ohio State University to study accounting/finance. » Pooja Patel, the Ohio State University to study health sciences. » Jeri Plante, Bowling Green State University to study business. » Caitlin Presley, the Ohio State University. She has not decided on a major. » Julia Prus, Miami University to study political science. » Hanna Sherman, Wittenberg University to study political science/pre-law. » Saralynn Smith, Brigham Young University to study nutrition/ dietetics.

MILFORD — Brad Theilman, a University of Cincinnati prejunior studying biomedical engineering and mathematics, has been awarded a scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the premier undergraduate award in mathematics, science and engineering. Theilman from Milford is one of 282 Goldwater Scholars this year, selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 students nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. The scholarship, which provides up to $7,500 per year for up to two years, is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Theilman credits UC with both exposing him to a wide variety of academic opportunities and helping him narrow his interests into his career goal: Be-

coming a research professor studying how information is processed in biological neural networks. At UC, Theilman is a member of the University Honors Program, which comprises the top 5 percent of UC’s undergraduate students. As a freshman, he received a Cincinnatus scholarship award of $80,000 over four years to pay for tuition, room and board, books and fees. Outside of his academic interests, Theilman serves as president of UC’s amateur radio club and regularly uses amateur radios to talk with people far away from UC’s uptown campus. This summer, he will continue to explore his research interests as an undergraduate scholar at Janelia Farm Research Campus, a biomedical research center and part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Ashburn, Va.

Provided by Katy Cosse, public information officer, UC Academic Health Center. Photo by UC.



Five Goshen Middle School students May 14 talk to the school board about a recent life sciences unit which simulated attending medical school. From left are Taylor Webster, Avery Amundson, Alyssa Chaney, Lauren Smith and Ben Cranston. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students find, study turtles Each spring McCormick students find quarter-size water turtles around the school building. This is the first year to discover an adult red-ear slider making her way across the playground toward the field and pond beyond. These semiaquatic turtles lay several clutches of eggs a season. They can live from 45 to 60 years.

James Buchanan and Michael Meadors show the size of this female red ear slider. Males of this species are smaller than the female. The boys in Krista Hawkey class discovered the turtle during an afternoon break. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Students worked in small groups measuring the length and width of the carapace on this red ear slider. They checked the leg length and claws on the front as that is one indicator to determine the gender of the turtle. This turtle measured just over 23 centimeters in length and 14 inches in width. McCormick students measuring are Adam Davis, Jack Beyer, Seth Eastham, Emily Abas and Adia Cook. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS


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Ashley Barringer and Brandon Elliott attend the Milford prom at the Oasis.

Dancers enjoy the Milford prom at the Oasis May 19.

Will Kefauver and Naomi Ritchey enjoy the Milford prom.

Milford students enjoy a ‘Night in Greece’ Story and photos by John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — The theme for the Milford High School prom May 19 at the Oasis was “A Night in Greece.” The colors for the prom were gold, ivory/white and green. Ike Daiker and Jackie Tonucci were crowned king and queen at

the prom. The queen candidates were Nicole Morris, Hannah Peterson, Naomi Richey, Sara Savitz and Kahla Simmons. The king candidates were Russell Anthony, Joe Brown, Quinn Cartheuser, Connor Ferguson and Will Kefauver. Tyler Costa was chosen prince and the princesses were Laura Fend and Amanda Darling.

Jessica Weyant and Chuckie Sunderlage share a moment at the Milford prom.

Attending the 2012 Milford prom are, from left, Katie Allisen, Dave Matulis, Magnus Larsen and Carolyn Storch.

Jackie Tonucci and Ike Daiker were crowned queen and king of the Milford prom.

John Koutros and Brittany Lancaster enjoy the Milford prom. Nick Eaton and Rachel Boody take a break during the Milford prom at the Oasis May 19.

Taylor Stinson and Jonathan Kovacs take a moment from dancing at the Milford prom.

Zach DeBra and Caitlyn Klinkerberg enjoy the Milford prom.

Matt Hannifin and Belle Phipps relax during Milford’s prom at the Oasis.

Christina Packer take a break at the Milford prom May 19 at the Oasis.

Tyler Burris and Sarah Dawn relax during Milford’s prom.

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» Clermont Northeastern won their second sectional title in as many years after a 6-3 win over New Richmond May 17. Senior Tanner Sanders struck out eight to improve to 6-2 on the season. Senior Aaron Wright came on in the seventh to earn the save and also belted a long home run. Alex Gilkerson and Brandon Mullins each drove in two runs.


» Clermont Northeastern captured the Division III sectional title with an 18-0 victory over Cincinnati Christian May 15. Junior Emily Anderson struck out 12 and was 2-3 with a double

and three RBI at the plate. Junior Chelsea Osborn went 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and a run batted in. The Lady Rockets beat Waynesville 3-0 May 19. They will play Milford Center Fairbanks at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at Wright State University. If they win, they play the winner of the FelicityFranklin/Bishop Fenwick game at noon May 26.


» Milford, the No. 9 seed in the Division I state volleyball tournament, notched a straight-set win over Loveland 25-19, 28-26, 25-16, May 14 in first-round action. Milford lost in straight sets 25-18, 25-11, 25-11 to Elder May 17 in the second round of the Division I South

Regional tournament to bring its season to a close.


The following have advanced to the regional meet beginning May 23: Division I Girls » Milford: Savanna Termuhlen, 100-meter, fourth-place; 200-meter, first-place. Division II Boys » Goshen: Calvin Phillips, shot put, second-place; discus, third-place; Darren Wiley, discus, fourth-place. » Clermont Northeastern: Phil Sanft, pole vault, third-place. Girls » Goshen: Tierra Martinelli, pole vault, first-place.

ROCKETS GO BACK-TO-BACK CNE wins sectional title, bows out at districts

Kyle Danahy of Milford tries to get the ball just over the outstretched fingers of Matt Schneider of Elder. Elder hosted Milford in the second round of tournament play at Elder High School Thursday, May 17. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eagles close the book on 2012 season

Emerging youth mean bright future By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — After recording a straight set victory over Loveland in the opening round of the Division I boys state volleyball tournament, Milford coach Brian Croston knew what was ahead of them. It was the Elder Panthers, the No. 2 seed in the South Region. While the ninth-seeded Eagles lost in straight sets, Croston was happy with the way the season went and how his guys played against the Panthers. “It was a great season,” he said. “(The game against Elder) I thought went really well. We knew what we were up against. At one point we had them at 17-17 in game one, and we were getting great blocks, we were aggressive at the net and the guys were digging balls that were just being pounded at us. They took a timeout and just turned it into another gear.” The Panthers would go on to win the first set 25-18. Set two was a different story. Croston said his team made a lot of mistakes, lost focus and went on to drop the set 25-11. While the score of game three was the same as the second, the Eagles just couldn’t get things to go their way. “It wasn’t like we couldn’t pass it,” Croston said. “We were in each point, we just didn’t win the point. It was a fun season and I could see that permeate in their attitude (against Elder).”

Senior Brett Van Cuawenbergh has been a big contributor this season. “He started playing his sophomore year has developed each year,” Croston said. “He turned into a great hitter this year and was just fantastic for us.” Kyle Danahy and Ty Heinmiller are outside hitters and had a great end to their season. “This is their second year at the varsity level and both had their best match (against Elder),” Croston said. “They didn’t shy away from Elder. They were both awesome.” Maybe one of the biggest surprises this season was the emergence of sophomore Trevor Bullock. Croston recruited the 6’4 sophomore from the basketball team. “He had never played volleyball,” Croston said. “We turned him into a volleyball player and he has a legit shot to play college volleyball. If he wants to improve, I’m not going to put pressure on him, but there is money out there and I think he is going to be heavily recruited over the next two years.” The problem for programs like Milford and Loveland is they don’t have a conference to play in and there is no natural feeder system. Some of those problems could be coming to an end. “We played Loveland three times this year,” Croston said. “We both don’t have a conference which is tough, but it is what it is. They are in the same boat as us. Hopefully there is going to be a new conference created or we can persuade a conference to make volleyball a conference sport.”

Senior Tanner Sanders went 6 1/3 innings against New Richmond to pick up the victory. Sanders was on the mound and picked up wins in both of the Rockets’ sectional title games. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


he Clermont Northeastern baseball team won its second sectional title in as many years after a 6-3 victory over New Richmond May 17. Senior Tanner Sanders pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up just one hit and two

runs. Senior Aaron Wright came on to get the save. “It was the goal we set,” coach Mike Kirk said. “We set out to win the league, we had to split it, but couldn’t have split it with a better team (New Richmond). The sectional title

is a bonus. It’s not something we are used to, but we are getting accustom to it and we like it.” CNE lost to Bellefontaine 5-2 on May 19 in the district finals, according to Bellefontaine area media.

Eagles take FAVC East title Team bows out in tournament upset By Tom Skeen

MILFORD — The Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division title wasn’t decided until the final day of the regular season. With Loveland and Milford tied at the top, both teams underwent rain delays that pushed their final regular season games back to Monday, May 7. Loveland, who lost to Milford twice during the regular season, was playing Anderson,

while the Eagles had Little Miami in front of them. A win or loss by both teams would have meant a split championship, while a loss by one and a win by the other meant an outright champion. While both teams were favored to win, it took the Eagles extra innings to beat Little Miami 3-0 after beating them 15-1 a few days prior, while Loveland lost handily to Anderson 10-3 to give the Eagles the title. It was Milford’s third title since 2008 when they shared it with Anderson, Glen Este and Loveland, and they won it outright in 2010.

Milford senior pitcher Nick Paul got the win over Little Miami to improve to 7-0. Unfortunately the Eagles’ season didn’t end the way the team would have liked. After entering the postseason as the No.12 seed in Division I and notching a first-round bye, they Eagles were upset by the No. 17 seed Hamilton 8-6, May 10. Paul stood out his senior year, finishing the season 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 45 innings. The team finished the season 17-10, tying their best win total since ’08.


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Maddie Scott and her McNicholas 4x800 relay teammates were expecting a close race in the Division II district final event. But the Rockets held on to best second-place Summit Country Day by nearly 12 seconds at New Richmond High School May 15. McNicholas finished in 9:47.57, winning district a fourth straight year, according to McNicholas coach Dan Rosenbaum. Summit Country Day team finished at 9:59.44. New Richmond (10:16.15) and Indian Hill (10:17.24) also qualified for regionals. Cincinnati Country

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Day won the Division III 4x800 race. The girls’ field events will take place Thursday and the finals of all other running events will be Saturday at New Richmond. The top four in each event go to regionals “Actually we were expecting a really close competition with Summit,” Scott said. Junior Olivia Fitzpatrick opened a large lead for the Rockets on the first leg and Scott, junior Megan Simmons and Mueller each seemed to add distance between McNick and the pack. The Division II regional tournament will be at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium from May 14-19.

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Pattison staff imparts life’s greatest lessons » Heather Hurff - whose beautiful handwriting, wonderful smile and gentle guidance make any kid want to learn. Cathy Barney » Mike Cann COMMUNITY PRESS - whose sense GUEST COLUMNIST of humor and creativity eased students into third grade. » Kelly Robbe - whose daring spirit and creativity are off the charts and contagious, but who can also command and instill respect. » Ashley Scribner - who made all students shine no matter who they were or what their ability. » Tina North - her sweet manner, deep concern and motivation translated into eager students and novice runners. » Leslie Butcher - whose joie de vivre, easiness and adventurous learning seem to naturally rub off. » Steve Meineke - whose quick wit and classroom experience grab students’ attention. » Brandy Vianello - who sensed a student was struggling to live in her sister’s shadow and inspired her to be comfort-

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able in her own skin. » Kelli Tacosik - who connects kids to math and science, making it relevant, interesting, understandable, hands on and something to love. » Jackie Slusher - the earth mother who can be trusted with precious secrets that open small hearts to learning and life. » Sue Dolsen - whose humor, experience and willingness to add non-traditional topics, such as tai chi, charmed sixth graders. » Kate Clarisey - shapes struggling, lazy and good writers into the best, forcing them to think about what they are writing. They will appreciate her high standards. » Deb Johnson - gives girls the confidence in math they so often lack. As students love her, they love math. » Jeff Garrison - makes science a joy and flowed right into Pattison this year as if he’d always been part of the family. When testing is front and center, the Pattison staff teaches curriculum but, more importantly, what it is to be a responsible, giving part of a genuine community. There is no more crucial lesson in this world. Thank you, Pattison!

old drivers. This section of the law states that 17-year-old drivers are prohibited from driving between the Officer Brian hours of 1 a.m Mehne and 5 a.m. COMMUNITY PRESS However, GUEST COLUMNIST there is no restriction for passengers at this age. This section also provides the same exceptions as noted for 16-yearolds. There is also an exception given to both 16- and 17-year-old drivers for traveling to and from school events or legitimate emergencies. This probationary license law helps cut down on distractions of added passengers that interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle, which is one of the biggest factors of crashes involving minors During the month of May the officers of Miami Township will

be enforcing this law in combination with participating in the “Those Who Host Lose The Most” campaign. We all know that it’s illegal for people less than 21 years of age to drink or buy alcohol, but as a part of that same law it is also illegal for an owner of a public or private place to allow juveniles to consume alcohol unless they are your child. This program attempts to both prevent youths from getting alcohol and put a stop to underage drinking parties in a variety of educational and enforcement campaigns. The Miami Township Police Department looks at this as a partnership with parents to keep children safe and make these difficult years a little more manageable. If you have any questions regarding this law or campaign, please call us at 513-2483721.

Officer Brian Mehne is a member of the Miami Township Police Department.

CH@TROOM May 16 question Should Ohio eliminate its state income tax? Why or why not?

“Ohio income tax ... how does the state currently use it? I just know I have to pay it, but I'm not sure how the state allocates the money received from individuals who pay their state income tax. “For residents of Ohio who are still unemployed, not having to pay Ohio income tax would be wonderful. For those having a very rough time making ends meet not having to pay income tax would make a difference. I'm all for eliminating it unless the state can tell me how they use it

and I feel the purpose does benefit us all.” E.E.C. “Yes, states with no income tax are growing much faster than those with an income tax. We desperately need the jobs that this will bring.” T.H. “I do not like having to pay Ohio state income tax, nor do I like the nuisance of filing a return. But I have nothing on which to base an opinion on repeal of that tax, other than selfishness. “I have a strong hunch that the state would really suffer if that tax were not available. What I would like to see is a report



Friday, May 11, around 1:30 p.m., I left a chair at the Kroger parking lot at Mulberry Square to save a spot for later for the Friday nite cruise-in. When I returned, around 4 p.m., one of my friends had his chair in my spot. I asked him where my chair was and he said he hadn’t seen it. During the above mentioned time, after 1:30 and before my friend said he arrived there around 3:30 p.m., someone had taken the chair. I would like it back, please. No questions asked. Turn it in to Kroger’s customer service desk and I

will check there daily to see how honest folks around here might be. I have contacted Miami Township Police to see if anyone turned it in to them and they had not received it. If this was a $10 chair I wouldn’t bother, but, this particular chair was a $40 chair. I also had put up a sign in the same spot where the chair was removed and it was taken down Wednesday when the groundskeepers mowed the grass. Come on people, be honest and return my chair. Robert Dollenmeyer Milford

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Police work to keep teens safe As parents of teenagers, our lives are filled with stress over several things that happen in their lives. One of those stresses is when they reach driving age and obtain their license. On April 7, 2009 the state of Ohio passed a law that lays down some basic rules for these new drivers to follow. It is Ohio’s and every parent’s goal to keep their children safe and hopefully this law accomplishes that. The first part of the law is for the new 16-year-old driver. It states that they are prohibited from driving between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. unless they’re accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. It also allows for travel to or from work during these hours provided the 16-yearold has a written document proving this exception. In addition the law also states that 16-year-olds can only have one passenger that isn’t a family member unless their parent or guardian is with them. The law also covers 17-year-


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The end of an era wraps up as our youngest graduates from Pattison Elementary. For nine years, we’ve been a warmly welcomed part of Principal Gregg Curless’ open, nurturing and engaging community with a smiling Kathy Barrows at his side holding down the fort. Where else can you find a new generation smitten with Elvis as custodian Jim Jones dons big glasses and a microphone Fridays at lunch? An art teacher who skillfully channels students’ creativity sneaking in a lesson? A music teacher who encourages finding your own gifts and rhythm? A physicaleducation teacher who rewards effort over talent? A librarian who gets kids off electronics and paging through books? A nurse who can rescue any calamity with a mint? I would especially like to thank my daughters’ classroom teachers: » Vicki Phillips - whose soft manner transformed a crowded, diverse class into responsible, respectful students with the help of Ruthie Crowe. » Kathy O’Malley - who filled each student’s specific needs, while nurturing their gifts, making them feel special and valued long after they’d left.


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The top columns from Pattison Elementary School were written by, from left, Anthony Marraccini, Keely Connor, winner Lily Barney, Megan Slovenski and Olivia Bangert.

Hungry in school? Don’t you hate it in the morning when you’re at school and your stomach is growling like a dog, and you just can’t pay attention? Well, that’s one of the reasons that kids should be able to have snacks during the day. That’s why I am here to tell you why kids should be able to eat snacks during the day. A few pieces of the Milford Exempted School District food policy state: » Snacks must be off the Milford school district’s approved snack list, in a Ziplock baggie, but it is preferred in the original package. The list may be further restricted depending on whether other students have food allergies or other chronic conditions that require no exposure to certain types of food. » Snacks will be permitted for individual students to be consumed in the nurse’s office because of IEP or health needs. » Snacks are not allowed to be used by teachers as a reward for student achievement. The reason that kids should be able to eat in class is so they can have an energy boost, become more participating in school, and have more fun activities. Yes, the reason we may not bring certain foods to school is because of allergies. Most common allergens are nuts, seafood, milk, eggs, soy, or wheat. And with those or other allergens we can create custom lists for grades or classrooms, and then we won’t have to miss almost all of our food. But, if there is a very common allergen in the school, or some has a very

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horrible reaction to exposure, they can limit that food throughout the whole school. I have asked many students and classrooms, and they miss having a big variety of foods at classroom parties, activities, school, etc. Also, when kids are in the middle of the day, but far away from lunch, they are hungry, and tired. And when they are tired, they don’t pay attention as well in class, and that can affect them mentally, and physically. We, as students, also miss rewards of candy for doing something well in class. Right before the OAAs (Ohio Achievement Assessments) our teacher used to give us mints to soothe our stomachs so we wouldn’t be nervous. But, now because of the food policy, we cannot have those. The food policy is helpful because we won’t have to worry about which foods people cannot eat, which makes it easier than creating a custom list. But, I think that the children should be able to have snacks during parties, fun activities, or just in class during school. I hope the article above changed your way of thinking.

The winner of the “Be A Journalist” Sixth-Grade Column Contest at Pattison Elementary School in Milford is Lily Barney. The runners up are Anthony Marraccini, Keely Connor, Megan Slovenski and Olivia Bangert. This is the fifth year the Community Press has co-sponsored the “Be A Journalist” Sixth-Grade Column Contest with the Milford schools.

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Chapter 649 member Steve Tam, left, salutes a fallen soldier while a mother and son visit a marker at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. Tam was participating in the annual 24-hour vigil held Memorial Day weekend. PROVIDED

VVA chapter again honored as ‘Chapter of the Year’ By Lisa J. Mauch



Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 649 is a chapter so active, the state organizarion has now recognized it twice. The Buckeye State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America named the group “Chapter of the Year” for the second year in a row. “It was pretty overwhelming because I don’t know anyone who’s won it two years in a row. We were pretty excited about it,” said Ken Williamson, chapter president. Every year, the Buckeye State Council recognizes a chapter for outstanding achievement in chapter membership, veterans’ services and community service. “We are the largest chapter in the state of Ohio with 170 members. We have about 120 more members than any other chapter in Ohio,” said Williamson. George Kinnaird, a Chapter 649 member and delegate to the state and national offices, said it’s this large, very active membership, that allows the chapter to provide veterans and the community with a variety of services. “One of things we do as far as veterans’ services is we hold a golf outing in September or October which is a fundraiser. It’s been successful the past couple of years,” said Kinnaird. He said money raised by the golf outing is used for food and gift baskets for veterans and their families. Kinnaird said the chapter also has sent

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 649 members accepted the Chapter of the Year award for the second year in a row at the 2012 Buckeye State Convention. From left in front are: George Kinnaird and Wayne Gregory. Back row: Steve Tam, Don Sheppard, Jim Sullivan and Cliff Riley. PROVIDED phone cards to military personnel overseas and chapter members hold flag retirement ceremonies with Boy Scout troops. “(Another) thing we do is hold the 24-hour vigil recognizing the sacrifice made by our brothers and sisters every year,” said Kinnaird, referring the May 27 to May 28 event at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. The event begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, and ends at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28. He said chapter members help veterans and their families figure out their benefits and connect them to the right organization. “We are a conduit for that. Our organization’s primary motto is ‘Never again will one generation of veterans turn their back on another.’ We

want to make sure young men and women coming back today receive the recognition, the respect and the honors they deserve, that they’ve earned,” said Kinnaird. “What makes (the chapter) special are that the members care about doing things for the community and the veterans community especially,” said Williamson. “Winning the award is very prestigious for our chapter and our community. Everyone is very proud of it,” he said. VVA Chapter 649 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. For more information, call Kinnaird at 675-9276, or visit



Memorial Day observances

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our nation. Clermont County residents will observe the day with a variety of events. Amelia American Legion Post 773 is sponsoring a parade Monday, May 28, along Main Street. The parade begins at 8 a.m. Line up is just west of Chapel Road. It will finish in front of Amelia Elementary School, 5 E. Main St., where there will be a short program. Ken Ellis of the American Legion said the parade will include the Amelia High School band, Scout organizations and the American Legion color guard. Batavia The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and Batavia American Legion Post 237 will host the annual county Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28. The parade will line up beginning at11 a.m. at Aztec Plumbing,140 W. Main St. in Batavia. The parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in participating can call the veterans’ services office at 732-7363. Bethel Members of American Legion Post 406 will visit several locations Memorial Day. The visits will start at 10 a.m. at the Early Settlers Burial Ground, 321 N. Main St., said Dion Pangello of the American Legion. The members then will go to East Fork Lake State Park for a tribute to sailors lost at sea, the Old Bethel Church in the state park and return to the memorial behind the Midway Theater in Bethel. Goshen Township The annual Memorial Day Parade begins 10 a.m. at Marr/Cook Elementary School, 6696 Goshen Road. The parade ends at the Goshen Cemetery on Main Street. Milford The annual Memorial Day Parade is planned for Monday, May 28, assembling at Victor Stier Post 450. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. stopping at the Memorial Park on Main Street. It will proceed east on U.S. 50 to Greenlawn Cemetery. A small contingent will follow to St. Andrew cemetery for a remembrance ceremony. The parade committee hopes to make this a bigger parade for living veterans and also for the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The committee invites representatives from all wars and conflicts. To participate, call Mark Chandler at 831-0198. The committee invites the parents of fallen heroes to participate. Contact Jo Ann Weigel at 404-6880 to take part. Also invited are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups and organizations. Call either number for details. New Richmond Members of the Veterans Color Guard of New Richmond will visit 16 cemeteries and five memorials Monday, May 28, beginning at 8 a.m. The cemetery stops, in order, are: Collard, Moscow, Mt. Zion, Laurel, Franklin Chapel, Nicholsville, Monroe (Nicholsville), Ten Mile, Pierce Township, Mt. Pisgah, Moreland, St. Peter’s, Samarian, Watkins Hill, Green Mound and Old Tyme (New Richmond Founders Cemetery). The memorials are: Moscow Veterans Memorial, Grant’s Birthplace, American Legion Post 550, VFW Post 6770 and New Richmond Veterans Memorial. The visits will conclude at 1 p.m. with a service at the New Richmond Veterans Memorial near the bandstand, Front Street and Susanna Way. Union Township The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 649, will hold a 24hour vigil in honor of Memorial Day. The opening ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, and the closing remarks will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 28. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. During the vigil, chapter members and volunteers will place American flags atop white crosses set up in honor of military personnel who fought and died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. For more information, call George Kinnaird at 675-9276. Withamsville American Legion Post 72 will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. in Withamsville Monday, May 28. Gather at the Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, across from the fire station on Ohio Pike at 9 a.m. All Scout and church groups, businesses are invited to participate. The parade will leave the church and travel down Ohio Pike to Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Legion members will lead a Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery. Legionnaires, Sons of the Legion, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will decorate the graves at the cemetery prior to Memorial Day. The Amelia and Glen Este bands will participate in the parade and perform at the cemetery. All are invited to come out and show support for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and remember those serving the country today. For further information, call Commander Ron Hartman, 5289909 or 377-8240. Anyone who wants to be part of the parade should be at the church for line-up. Williamsburg Memorial Day activities include a parade and visits to several cemeteries Monday, May 28. Members of American Legion Post 288, beginning at 8:10 a.m. will visit these cemeteries: Greenberry, Bloomrose, Taylor-Chapel, New Harmony, Clover and Concord. The parade lineup will be 11 a.m. at Williamsburg Community Park and Main Street. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a short ceremony on the bridge at Main Street for the men who went down at sea in ships. The parade will proceed to the Williamsburg Cemetery on Gay Street for a noon service. Willowville Elementary School Willowville Elementary students will participate in a parade from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 25, on the school grounds. Students will march around the building, listen to guest speakers and sing songs. The public is invited to attend.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 24 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Family friendly. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. Family friendly. $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond. Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Batavia Branch Library, 326 Broadway St., Children up to age 6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays all about this year’s summer reading theme: Dream Big! Free. Registration required. 732-2128; Batavia. BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Interactive story time with parent and children birth to 18 months. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.

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

Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, 177 S. Riverside Drive, With Bob Laake. Plenty of extra Djembe drums to participate. Free. 732-2326; Batavia.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, MAY 25 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Freshly grilled meals and live music on

the dock. Visit for pricing. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Batavia. BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, free. 732-2326; Batavia.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.midnight, Batavia Station, 600 E. Main St., Qualifying rounds May 11-June 15. Semi-finals June 22. Finals June 29. First place: $500. Second place: $300. Third place: $200. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 732-9800. Batavia.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Recreation Friday Night Racing, 7-11:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Now running Mount Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes Modifieds and Crazy Compacts on Fridays, Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

Sports Triple Crown Baseball 8U-14U Nationals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tealtown Ballpark, 4762 Tealtown Road, Presented by Greater Cincinnati Sports Corporation. 752-1546; Union Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; Loveland.

Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 2-3 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Take themed challenge or create freestyle. LEGOs provided. For 5 and up. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Nature Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Meet at LBF upper Creekside parking lot. Expert volunteer guides point out field marks to help identify what you see. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars. Included with admission; free for members. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Life Under a Log, 11 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet PlayScape’s smallest residents: worms, roly-polies, beetles, slugs and more. free for members, non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age 1. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Learn about Life Under a Log at the PlayScape at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. From 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 26, meet worms, roly-polies, beetles, slugs and more. The event is free for members; non-members pay daily admission. For more information, call 831-1711 or Pictured last summer at the PlayScape’s grand opening is Josie Hutson of Amelia. LIZ DUFOUR/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Sports Triple Crown Baseball 8U-14U Nationals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tealtown Ballpark, 752-1546; Union Township.

SUNDAY, MAY 27 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Community Dance Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 23. 9292427. Union Township.

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

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

Sports Triple Crown Baseball 8U-14U Nationals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tealtown Ballpark, 752-1546; Union Township.

MONDAY, MAY 28 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

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

Holiday - Memorial Day Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 8:40 a.m., Mount Moriah Cemetery, 686 Mount Moriah Drive, Hon-

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. oring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps.” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Union Township. Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 9:05 a.m., Veterans Park-Anderson Township, 8531 Forest Road, Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps.” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Anderson Township. Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 10:55 a.m., Clough Pike Baptist Church, 1025 Clough Pike, Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps.” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Amelia.

TUESDAY, MAY 29 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Libraries Pen, Ink and Paper, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Batavia Branch Library, 326 Broadway St., Discussion of writing business and process, period for actual writing, discussion of individual works and time for reading your own work. Ages 18 and up. Free. 732-2128; Batavia. Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Literary - Story Times Drop-in Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Ages 3-6. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Ages 3-6. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond. Drop-in ToddlerTime Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Bring child age 18 months-2 years for books, rhymes and songs each week and early literacy tips. Free. 248-0700. Milford.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; Miami Township.

THURSDAY, MAY 31 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7-8 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.

Literary - Libraries Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, free. 553-0570. New Richmond. Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Batavia Branch Library, free. Registration required. 732-2128;

Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; Loveland.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Visit for pricing. Parking permit required. 7911663. Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Festivals Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Food, games and rides for children, cultural photo opportunities and caricatures, belly dancers, cooking lessons, dance lessons and Middle Eastern music. $1. 544-4925; Loveland.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.midnight, Batavia Station, free. Registration required. 732-9800. Batavia.

Music - Blues COLD Tuna, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Taylor’s Tavern, 8323 Kellogg Road, Electric/acoustic rock-nblues. Ages 21 and up. Free. 474-9939; Anderson Township.

Music - Rock Hogwild, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Macadu’s, 928 Ohio 28, free. 2480358. Milford.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Recreation Friday Night Racing, 7-11:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Clubs & Organizations Introduction to German Genealogy, 2 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Kenny Burck, president, will give tips on how to start researching German roots. Free. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 528-1744; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Festivals Mediterranean Food Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; Loveland.


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Rita shares her friend’s tabouleh recipe Memorial Day is approaching and, with it, we honor our veterans. It’s a day for remembering all those who have gone before us. Three generations of our family attend Rita outdoor Heikenfeld Mass at St. RITA’S KITCHEN Philomena Church. My mom and dad are buried there, so afterwards I decorate their graves with mom’s mint along with marigolds and zinnias, my dad’s favorite flowers. Memorial Day signals the start of the picnic season, and these recipes fill the bill.

1 cup of No. 1 fine bulghur wheat (cracked wheat) 2 bunches parsley 1 cup fresh mint leaves 6 green onions 6 fresh tomatoes Juice of 3 lemons ¼ cup oil Salt and pepper to taste

Helen Sarky’s tabouleh (tabooli salad)

When a reader asked for this beloved cookie from the now-closed Fort Thomas, Ky., bakery, it brought on a slew of requests along with great memories from former customers. I spoke to Carole, sister of owner Pete Wiedeman, and she found a recipe close to what the bakery offered. I was going to use that recipe, but then I got really lucky. I was able to contact Pete, her brother, who owned the bakery and is now 86 years old. It has an interesting history. Their father was the head pastry chef at Hotel Metropole. He and his wife started the bakery in Cincinnati in 1940 and moved to Fort Thomas in 1941. All eight kids

Helen and I are “sitties,” Lebanese grandmas. We both make tabouleh, the famous wheat and parsley salad. I’m sharing Helen’s today. This is a wonderful salad for that Memorial Day celebration. In fact, at the Lebanese Festival at St. Anthony of Padua Church, which is June 3 this year, it’s always one of the most popular offerings. “Sometimes I add seedless cucumbers. Everyone in my family loves it,” she told me. Like me, Helen uses small grape or leaf lettuce leaves as scoops.

More than 180 members of Toastmasters District 40 gathered in Eastgate recently to laugh to the comedy of comedian Dan Nainan, and stayed to crown the new International Speech and Evaluation Contest winners. Toastmasters and their guests representing more than 3,000 members from almost 200 clubs stretching from Lexington, Kentucky, to Columbus, Ohio, to Oxford, Ohio, and Huntington, West Virginia, enjoyed

Eileen Baker’s butter pecan cake I tasted this at Fox 19 recently. Kenny Baker, one of our production crew, brought it in from his mom, Eileen. You can also use devil’s food cake mix. So good!

Rinse bulghur with tap water and drain well. Set aside. Pull leaves from parsley and chop. Chop mint. Dice onions and tomatoes into small pieces. Mix parsley, mint, onions and tomatoes with the wheat. Pour juice and oil in and mix well. Season to taste.

1 box butter pecan cake mix 3 eggs 1 stick melted butter 1 cup water 2 cans sweetened condensed milk ½ bag Heath candy bits, regular or chocolate

Wiedeman’s Pastry Shop kipfel (crescent nut cookies)

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lightly browned (I would check after about 9 minutes and go from there) and when cool, roll in granulated sugar.

educational sessions, celebrated personal achievements and crowned Daniel Matthews of the Lexington Toastmasters Club as the new International Speech Contest winner. The District will convene again for their fall conference Nov. 2 to Nov. 4 at the Millennium Hotel in Cincinnati, also the site for the Toastmasters 2013 International Convention. Toastmasters International is the world’s largest non-profit educational organization devoted to communication and leadership development. Visit

Cool tabouleh is perfect for warm-weather parties. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. helped in the bakery. When Carole was 6 she counted raisins for fruitcakes. Pete eventually took over ownership and sold it after many years. He developed a kipfel recipe for the home cook. “I am amazed and thrilled that anyone would remember a cookie after 22 years,” he said. I know I’m making some readers very happy with this recipe. Thanks, Pete!

will be stiff, so take a lump about the size of a baseball and knead it a bit. Roll out strips about the thickness of a finger. Cut into about 1½-inch pieces. Shape as crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Pete gets about seven rows of seven cookies on each sheet. They will not spread. Bake until

1½ teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sliced natural almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream margarine, shortening, sugar, vanilla and salt until fluffy. Stir in flour and nuts. Blend well. Refrigerate dough overnight. It

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

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May is National Moving Month, the start the busiest time of the year for changing homes. But if you’re planning to move, there’s something you need to consider buying, even if the move is only a short distance. Judy Woods and her husband were only moving from one part of Maineville to another. They hired a moving company and everything went well at first. “The day after, I did laundry. I had done laundry about a day before we moved, I cleaned the

Army Pvt. Leanne N. Osborne graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Osborne is the daughter of Carla Osborne of Goshen Township and Dean Osborne of Loveland. She is a 2007 graduate of Goshen High School.

order to get it out of their other house. After a week, she says, a second man came to Howard look at the Ain washer, but HEY HOWARD! “he said because the washer was too new he’d have to call someone who was used to working on new washers,” Woods said. However, no one ever showed up even though Woods says she called the moving company several times. “They’re not going to help us … We read the contract and thought there would be no problems that someone would come out and fix our washer and that would be the end of it – but no one came out,” Woods said. So two weeks after the move, Woods said she decided to replace the washer. She paid about

sheets and stuff like that they moved with. I noticed that the washer wouldn’t spin out,” Woods said. Woods said she called the moving company and reported it after the washing machine stopped working completely. “There was a young fellow named Jason who came out here, he was a mover. He looked at it and he said he was going to have to call someone who worked on washers,” Woods said. She thinks the washer was damaged as a mover bounced the machine down a flight of steps in



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$500 for a new machine because, she says, the moving company couldn’t seem to fix it and she really needed a washer. “We need to have our washer working. We’ve been to the laundromat now three times in between calls and it’s ridiculous,” Woods said. So I contacted the moving company and was told, “The Woods informed us they would hire a certified electrician to inspect the unit and would let us know the result. To date we had not heard the outcome of the inspection, and we had not denied any claims.” Fortunately, in this case the moving company has a good record with the Better Business Bureau and is a BBB member. Therefore, I suggested Woods file a complaint with the bureau and ask it to act as a mediator or arbitrator of this dispute. The American Moving Association recommends consumers purchase full replacement value insur-

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Mark your calendars, plan to attend Memorial Day events Howdy folks, Mark your calendar for the Old Bethel Methodist Church Memorial Day service here at East Fork State Park. It will be Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Then the Legion, Scouts and American Heritage Girls will have their service at the cemetery at 11 a.m. The musicians for the service at the church are the Kinner Express. T,hey always have good music. The belfry has been repaired and looks great, so come and enjoy the service. Remember those who have gone on. Friday, the 50-plus couples from the Bethel United Methodist Church met at the church for their monthly meeting. There was a good crowd, which all enjoyed the evening. The church was decorated with quilts that the folks have made for the quilt show Saturday. The ladies that put them out did a wonderful job. The folks that came to see them were very impressed. The work that went into each quilt or other piece was a work of love and it took several hours and plenty of fingers stuck with the needles. Ruth Ann didn’t put her presidents quilt in as she did two years ago. We were set up with our crafts at the BAMFest in Burke Park. This event was wonderful. There

were several different displays. The Grant Trails antique tractor George club was Rooks there with several OLE FISHERMAN tractors. The crafters area, the food section and music by different groups was good. Now it would not have been a good event without the folks that make homemade ice cream by using their hit and miss engine, the Mannings. These folks are so wonderful and always have a smile for the people that enjoy their wonderful ice cream. This couple will be at the O.V.A.M. antique machinery Show Aug. 9, to Aug. 12 out of Georgetown. The Bethel Arts and Music Committee worked so hard and have done a wonderful job. I know it was lots of work and some headaches. When you see the folks of this committee, pat them on the back and tell them how you enjoyed the entire event especially the Hot Wax Group. Last week, we lost another fine friend. This feller and his wife were always ready to take the trips the 50-plus group did, and always were ready to help do different jobs when asked. This

couple had been married 67 years. This young feller was Owen Leonard. He and his wife were long-time members of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Owen had been a member for 74 years and his wife, Thelma, for 66 years. These folks have seen so many changes in the church, the different ministers, the construction of the present church and were very dedicated Christians, and loved each other and their family very much. The other morning I let Chessy out. She saw a squirrel and ran it up a tree. The squirrel got just up high enough then started barking at her. I know this upset the cat, because she came walking back to the porch. Monday, Ruth Ann and I picked spinach and rhubarb to put in the freezer to have this winter. She kept out enough rhubarb to make a pie for us to eat and put the other package in the freezer. The garden is growing good. We planted marigold flowers in the raised beds where we put tomatoes, hoping the deer won’t bother the tomatoes. I don’t think the deer have any taste buds. They even ate the yucca plants here some this winter. Ruth Ann and I are still working with the tornado folks for the Bethel Lions Club. There is still a need for help, so get with your neighbors

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and ask what you can do to help them. Ruth Ann called the A& M Orchard and they said they started having the “pick your own strawberries” on Wednesday, May 16. If it rains they will not be open. That makes sense. It would be uncomfortable picking berries and rain dripping off your head. The fishing is good here at East Fork and I imagine at Stonelick Lake, too. The crappie, bass, catfish, bluegills and stripers are all being caught. There was a bass tournament here at East Fork last weekend and it took over 11 pounds to win the contest. That is some good size bass. Now for some bad news. The Riverside Coffee Mill in Batavia will be closing May 25 due to low business. They will be doing their insurance business at home. These folks are dedicated to their children and their church. The Grants Greenhouses and Farm have plenty of garden plants and honey bee supplies, trees, shrubs, mulch, potting soil and garden seeds, at : Milford, Ohio 131 or Bucktown Road. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. More later. God bless all.

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Help is available for veterans suffering from PTSD Not all wounds are visible. UC Clermont student John Bentley said he knows the damage Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can do. The 29-year-old Union Township man, a 2001Glen Este High School graduate, has been receiving treatment for PTSD since serving 4.5 years with the Army that included duty in Iraq. “The things we have seen and experienced

leave scars,” he said. “Just because you can’t see them, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Without treatment they can lead to depression, addiction and many other problems.” “PTSD can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault or a disaster,” said Dr. Jennifer Lewis, a psychologist affiliated with the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati. Bentley said treatment is easily available and it’s free, all you have to do is pick up the phone and make a call. For more information , visit or call 732-7363.

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POLICE REPORTS Juvenile, 13, tobacco prohibition, April 30. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, April 30. Ryan T. Williams, 19, 5699 Melody Lane, drug paraphernalia, April 30. Jennifer R. McKay, 33, 969 Ohio 28 No. 37, drug possession, April 30. Monique M. Moore, 18, 1408 Country Lake, drug paraphernalia, April 30.

Juvenile, 14, menacing, May 2. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, May 2. Juvenile, 16, marijuana possession, May 2. Kraig A. Schaulin, 33, 320 Hanna No. 8, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 2. Michael Kern, 25, No. 5 Lake Drive, drug paraphernalia, May 2. Angela E. Williams, 34, 969 Ohio 28 No. 35, child endangering, May 3. Justin L. Harris, 33, 541 Garfield Ave., persistent disorderly

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Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

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


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


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

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

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


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

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The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Road, May 1. Theft Groceries taken from Meijer; $294 at Ohio 28, April 30. Credit card taken from vehicle at 6635 Loveland Miamiville, April 30. Subject returned items, not paid for, to Home Depot for cash; $677.36 loss at Ohio 28, May 2. Female stated subject attempted to obtain account information at 1205 Ridgewood, May 2. Landscape trailer/contents taken at 33 Glendale Milford Road, May 2. Jewelry taken; $3,450 at 5835 Irish Dude, May 3. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 21 Laurelwood, May 3. Wallet and glasses taken from vehicle at area of Woodville at Ohio 28, May 3. Clothing taken from Kohl's; $53 at Ohio 28, May 4. Trading cards taken from Meijer; $51 at Ohio 28, May 4. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $114 at Ohio 28, May 4. Money paid for work never done; $2,500 at 6220 Hickory Ridge, May 4.

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Corner Road, May 1. Assault Female was assaulted at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, May 3. Child endangering A 2-year-old found walking, unattended in street at 969 Ohio 28 No. 35, May 3. Disorderly conduct Fighting reported at Talon Tavern at Ohio 131, May 5. Domestic violence At Gentlewind Court, May 4. At Meadowcreek Drive, May 5. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 6674 Quail Run, April 30. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 1254 Ridgewood, May 1. Menacing Student made a "Hit List" stating he would kill at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, May 1. Missing Female juvenile reported missing at 1100 block of Ohio 28, May 3. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 1080 Weber

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conduct, May 3. Joan M. Tenhunfeld, 49, 6212 Price Road, theft, criminal trespass, May 4. Matthew N. Hyre, 20, 5600 Pleasant View, theft, May 4. Ryan A. Spurgeon, 19, 150 E. Broadway, complicity, May 4. Juvenile, 17, assault, May 4. Robert Plagge II, 35, 6651 Gentlewind Court, domestic violence, May 4. Albert J. Cox, 35, 6703 Smith Road, persistent disorderly conduct, May 5. Joshua E. Cutter, 32, 976 Tarragon, disorderly conduct, May 5. Joshua Rhein, 29, 69 Concord Woods, disorderly conduct, May 5. Shawn Swafford, 28, 30 Winnebago, disorderly conduct, May 5. Matthew Marceau, 24, 1611 Ohio 28, disorderly conduct, May 5. Tammy R. Jones, 38, 969 Ohio 28 No. 86, drug possession, driving under influence, May 6. Terrell Reid, 30, 1887 Pebble Ridge No. 2, domestic violence, May 6. Matthew Horwarth, 28, 1764 Ohio 131, drug instrument possession, May 6. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, driving under influence, May 6. Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, May 6. Three Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, May 6. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, May 6. Three Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, May 6.

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BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Arrests/citations Anthony Ballou, 25, 181 Bright Water Circle, warrant, May 10. Timothy J. Capps, 25, 300 University Drive, recited, May 13. Chelsa Carman, 22, 900 Mohawk Trail, warrant, May 10. Kimberly M. Chiavetta, 29, warrant, May 10. Teddy D. Collins II, 42, 5 Crestview Drive, warrant, May 12. Justin C. Howard, 19, 1909 Sherman Ave., sales and use by underage persons, May 12. Zachary D. Isaacs, 20, 4321 Lake Point, warrant, May 8. Reginald Jacobs, 52, 2324 W. Northbend Road, driving under suspension, May 7. Daniel T. Jetter, 46, 13 Kenny Court, recited, May 13. Gregory Linz, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 139F, warrant, May 12. Jason D. Petitt, 25, 1632 Clemson Circle, recited, May 8. Matthew D. Rains, 24, 1888 Parker Road, recited, May 12. Shaun F. Salem, 26, 770 Kingfisher Lane, drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 8. Jacob S. Stahl, 21, 4484 Stratford Court, recited, May 8. Richard Tasch, 38, 923 Mohawk Trail, warrant, May 10. Sara E. Tenhundfeld, 28, 7687 Glendale Milford Road, contempt of court, May 12.




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Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” 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)


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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


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MAY 23, 2012 • CJN-MMA • B7

Clermont County residents pause for prayers

Community Press staff report CLERMONT COUNTY — People from all over the county May 3 joined together in prayer. There were several observances throughout the day in honor of National Day of Prayer. In Batavia, several dozen people gathered in front of the courthouse at noon to listen to prayers, Bible readings and songs. “We are so blessed to have you out here,” said Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. Proud read a proclamation from the commissioners designating the day for Clermont County residents to pray. He presented the proclamation to New Richmond resident John Hale, who sang several patriotic songs at the event. “It’s to thank him for everything he has done for us,” Proud said of Hale. There were National Day of Prayer observances in Milford, Union Township, New Richmond and Bethel.

Sgt. Donnie Lawrence, right, of the Ohio National Guard and Lt. Greg Lee of the Army Reserves May 3 joined National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Council member Charlene Hinners, left, bows her head while Susan Kleine offers up a prayer beside her husband, Randy, during National Day of Prayer in Milford May 3. LISA J. MAUCH/THE

Commissioner David Uible, left, gives the proclamation of May 3 as "A Day of Prayer" in Clermont County to Pastor John Martin from the Eastgate Community Church, who accepted it on behalf of the citizens of Clermont County. LISA J.

Batavia Township resident Janet Ward enjoys the music at the National Day of Prayer event at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. LISA J.




John Hale of New Richmond sings the National Anthem May 3 at National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Several participants of the prayer walk carry signs and banners for the National Day of Prayer May 3 at Veterans Memorial Park in Union Township. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Helen Jetter, left, Melissa Carrier and Dan West join the Rev. Chad Braley of the First Baptist Church of Milford in prayer May 3 for National Day of Prayer in Milford. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley reads a Bible verse May 3 at National Day of Prayer observances in Batavia. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

People gathered May 3 in front of the Courthouse in Batavia to observe National Day of Prayer. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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

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Andrea Hope Skinner, 47, died May 5. She was a health care aide for the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Survived by son Michael Perry; grandchildren Kayden, Payton Perry; parents Richard, Mary Hallett Skinner; sister Beverly Dixon; friend Troy Haney; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by brother Bobby Skinner. Services were May 12 at Sugar

Mary S. Thom, 60, Milford, died May 17. Survived by husband Douglas Thom; children Mac, Weston Thom; grandchildren Nash, Quincy, Simon Thom; mother Betty Frey; siblings Nancy Kahn, John, Tom Meyer. Preceded in death by father Clarence Meyer. Services were May 23 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

LEGAL NOTICE Mobile following The Home will be offered at Public sale on June 4, @ 1785 10am 2012 State Route 28, Goshen OH 45122- For more details calls David at 859-446-8135 2009 Southern Homes, 56 X 28 Ref # 53819305 Minimum Bids $ 49900.00 1001705420

LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, May 26th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: #241, J o h n Unit Moore, 5710 State West 125, Route Union, OH 45693. 1001704677

LEGAL NOTICE Daniel Johnson H9 416 Hawthorn Cincinnati, OH 45205 Adrian Williamson H43 399 Rhondact Loveland, OH 45140 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH, 45245 and 4400 State Route 222, Batavia, OH 45103 will be sold for payment due. 1001705670

LEGAL NOTICE The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on June 4, 2012 10am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122- For more details call David at 859-446-8135 2008 28 X 52 Clayton Ref # 73545414 Minimum Bid $27,000 1001705930 LEGAL NOTICE The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on June 4, 2012 10 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122- For more details call David at 859-446-8135 2007 16 X 76 Blue Ridge Ref # 73335966 Minimum Bid $ 21,505 1001705938

Legal Notice Day Heights Storage 1360 St. Rt. 131 Milford, Oh 45150 (513) 831-2082 Auction date 5-31-12 Robert Osborne Unit #326, 9600 Sacramento St. Cin, OH 45231. Richard Beuerlein Unit #620, 5744 Buckwheat Rd. Milford, OH 45150 1704766 Legal Notice Judy Mosely 612 Heatherwood Ct. Milford, OH 45150 # 24 James Morse 9694 Rich Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 #31/32 Michael Morse 9694 Rich Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 #43 Chelsea Dansberry 1775 Williams Ave. OH Cincinnati, #3 45212 #109 Albert Duplace 7225 Rita Lane. Cincinnati, OH 45243 #159, 60, 61 You are herby notified that your personal property now in Fortress Storage Milford, Ohio may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses or the property will be sold at public sale. The last day to obtain your property is 5/30/2012. 705386

Goshen Road, Linda Glancy to Kenneth & Rhonda Beaver, 7.4030 acre, $15,000. 6212 Sand Hills Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Donald & Tammy Bullock, $234,900. 6822 Shiloh Road, Paul & Jessica Deffinger to Shannon & Roy Wells Jr., 4.4800 acre, $240,000. 7181 Shiloh Road, Dale Croswait to Darrell Brown, 1.2160 acre, $140,000.


5085 Burdsall Road, Andrew & Cheri Barnes to Kevin & Katryna Goodman, 14.6800 acre, $278,000. 4699 Richey Road, Michael & Kathleen Curry to Mary & Timothy Blevins, 10.6200 acre, $266,000.


1369 Berkshire Drive, Stover Group Enterprises LLC to Jeremy Douglas Dotson,

$112,000. 6109 A Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Catherine Moorman to Donald Alderman, 0.7590 acre, $60,000. 5617 Brooks Holding, Red Maple LLC to Carol Hill, $30,000. 5385 Country Lane, Estate of Wilma Schatzman to John Long & Stephanie Kirby, $117,000. 5942 Creekview Drive, Amanda Haley & Brian Gregg to Lynn & Harriet Laswell, $265,000. 6256 Hunterwood Lane, Barry & Joann Rhoten to Jeremy Mullin & Kellie Biegger, 0.4600 acre, $300,000. 6385 Indian Oaks Drive, Christopher Combs to Ross & Heather Kleman, $180,000. 1309 Inland Lane, Wai Chan & Kai Ming Chow to William Hamilton, 0.4330 acre, $298,000. 6227 North Shadow Hill Way, Anna & Jeremiah Mattila to Nick & Jennifer Hummel, $206,000. 1264 Ohio 131, Guardian Savings Bank FSB to Mark Biesenbender, 1.9440 acre, $60,000.

Church of the Good Samaritan

The church is having a book and rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

Goshen United Methodist Church

The Goshen United Methodist Women will have its Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 2, at the church. Items for sale will be bakery and candy goods, crafts, white elephant items, plants and several silent auction items. The United Methodist Men will help with the pancake breakfast. All proceeds will go to the United Methodist Agape Food Pantry expansion project. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road; 722-2541;

Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church

Mt. Moriah UM Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, in the picnic shelter. This will be the last meeting before fall. Bring a dish to share. Side dishes, entree, salads, rolls, drinks and desserts will be provided. Mindy Sims will discuss her mission trips to Haiti.

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Christian Fellowship invite the public to hear David Caudill, politcial-military affairs officer, Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27. Caudill joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2005, after serving for nearly a decade as Clermont County Clerk of Courts. He has served as vice consul at the U.S. embassy in Santiago, Chile; as a political officer in Doha, Qatar; as the Rule of Law section chief at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Baghdad, Iraq; and in his current assignment as the political and military affairs officer for Israel at state department headquarters in Washington. He has also completed temporary assignments at the U.S. embassies in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv, Israel, at the Consulates General in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jerusalem, and at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, California. Caudill is a 1981 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He holds a bachelor of arts in history and a master of public administration from Northern Kentucky University, and a master of arts in political science and law degree from the University of Cincinnati. Caudill has been married to Michelle for 24 years. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729;


Mary Lou Levi, 82, Pierce Township, died May 13. She was a real estate agent. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by children Mark (Deborah), Gary (Lou Ann), Kathryn Levi, Lois (Brad) Brown; sisters June Cheek, Shirley Ball; seven grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Ethel Cobb, Madge Buckner, Ruby Leach, Clyde, Herbert, Calvin Hensley. Services were May 17 at Evans Funeral Home.



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MAY 23, 2012 • CJN-MMA • B9

IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.

Filings Burma K. Rudd, et al., vs. Mary D. Adamson, et al., other tort. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. vs. Matthew K. Cione, et al., other tort. Allstate Insurance Co. vs. Linda L. Ramsey, other tort. William Vincent Welch, et al., vs. Ernest T. Mell, other tort. Song Hua Tang vs. Westfield Insurance, et al., other tort. Esteban M. Berry vs. Aztec Plumbing Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Danny G. Yates vs. Globe Office Equipment and Supplies Inc., worker’s compensation. Rodney J. Richwine vs. Melink Corp., worker’s compensation. Bank of America NA vs. Theresa M. Korte, et al., foreclosure. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. John Cary, et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. Bruce Max Hamilton, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. James R. Hughett, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Walter E. Switzer, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Don W. Kincaid, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Vivian Casey, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Louis Dale Snyder Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. John S. McCahan, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Donald A. Osborne, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Edward W. Marcin, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Timothy Broerman, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. John R. Doherty, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Donna R. Hoffman, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Joshua Porter, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Stefan T. Kraus, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Heidi L. Honaker, et al., fore-

closure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Helen Stemmerding, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Larry R. Hincks, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jason Brannum, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Donald W. Fletcher, et al., foreclosure. MorEquity Inc. vs. Robert Meyer, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Melony D. Rickey, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. William J. Fritts, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Nathan B. Skowronek, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Mark S. Edwards, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Marian J. Moore, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Adam C. Tiettmeyer, et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. Linda M. Flere, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Patty Preston, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Luke Palmer, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. David Benhase, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Timothy J. Morris, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc vs. James R. Foxton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Timothy J. Clancy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Brandon D. Grant, et al., foreclosure. American Express Centurion Bank vs. Lisa M. Cooper, other civil. Autovest LLC vs. Paul Bauer, other civil. Autovest LLC vs. Christopher Behler, et al., other civil. State of Ohio Department of Taxation vs. Brandon Apgar, other civil. Josh Cutler vs. Clean Cut Tree Service LLC, other civil. Fifth Third Home Equity Inc. vs. Robert J. Frazee, other civil. Tina Freeman vs. Director of the Department of Job and Family Services, et al., other civil.

Citibank NA vs. Robert T. McMillan, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Bruce E. Botts, other civil. Warner Roofing Inc. vs. Quenton Keener, other civil. Cavalry SPV I LLC vs. Alfred Cook, et al., other civil. Cach LLC LLC vs. Rick Vest, other civil. Nationwide Credit Services LLC vs. Larry Vickery, other civil. Joe Chapman, et al., vs. Douglas Strief, other civil. Daryl Bryant vs. Daves Total Performance LLC, et al., other civil. Ronald L. Watkins vs. Stephanie E. Hager, et al., other tort. Donald Cole vs. Tim Koehler, et al., other tort. Tonya L. Thompson vs. Barbara J. Eckert, other tort. Mary L. Smith vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/Locust Ridge Nursing Home Inc., worker’s compensation. Lewis J. Hauck vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/Cincinnati Milacron, worker’s compensation. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. John Doe name unknown spouse of Carless I. Coburn, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Ryan M. May, et al., foreclosure. Bristol Lake Homeowners Association Inc. vs. Garin L. Smith, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Unknown heirs devisees legatees executors admin of unknown spouse if any of Florence Amburgey Hodge, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Peggy J. Jones, et al., foreclosure. Riverhills Bank vs. George W. Fannin, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. David N. Crist, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Brian A. Hall, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jennifer L. Koop, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Robert Watkins, et al., foreclosure.

Bank of America NA vs. Belinda J. Padgett, et al., foreclosure. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. John Cary, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jill Evans, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Sarah J. Behler, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Carolyn Custer, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Michalle D. Gibson, et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Kenneth E. Sands, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Danielle L. Jett, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Ted Smallwood, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Michael Howard, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Stewart N. Daniel, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Bradley S. Wallace, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Karen Fairchild, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Sharon Peredo, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Felicia A. Barr, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA successor by merger George R. Wisman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA as trustee vs. William H. Jansen, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Donald R. Albrecht III, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Matthew T. Anoai, et al., foreclosure. Wesbanco Bank Inc. vs. Bruce Max Hamilton, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Robert B. Bartko, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Maria M. Dellerman, et al., foreclosure.

Wells Fargo Bank NA Robert Graves, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. John Douglas Lee Taylor Sr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Tawn A. Fichter, et al., foreclosure. NPB Mortgage LLC vs. Barbara A. Kraus, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Matthew Young, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. James R. Hughett, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Walter E. Switzer, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Stella G. Floyd, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Robert S. Lewis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Joseph B. McCarthy, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Don W. Kincaid, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Vivian Casey, et al., foreclosure. Everbank vs. Unknown heirs beneficiaries of Sally M. Holland, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs.

Steven F. Shelton, et al., foreclosure. Overland Xpress LLC vs. Michael A. Siano, et al., administrative appeal. 1st National Bank vs. Eagles Watch Homeowners Association Inc., et al., other civil. Baldwin Brothers Inc. vs. REB Enterprises LLC, et al., other civil. Donna Vearil vs. Phyllis House, et al., other civil. State of Ohio vs. $814.00 U.S. Currency, other civil. CACH LLC vs. Robert E. Dressler, other civil.

Divorce Rodney L. Demaris vs. DeAnna DeMaris Kendra N. Dalby vs. Stephen Dalby Sherry M. Carver vs. Richard G. Carver Wendy J. Roy vs. Paul Roy Rudy J. Gerbus vs. Julie M. Gerbus Gregory L. Wilson vs. Amanda R. Wilson

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Don’t miss’s Metromix Stage at Taste of Cincinnati 2012! Along with a great band lineup, there will be more than 40 restaurants gathered along 6 blocks of 5th Street in downtown Cincinnati Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, Noon – Midnight and Monday, May 28, Noon – 9pm. Cost is FREE! Before you go, don’t forget to download your Taste of Cincinnati App, available for the iPhone & Android! Create your agenda for the day by browsing menu & drink items with a map of booth locations and entertainment schedules! It’s a must have for Taste of Cincinnati 2012!

Saturday, May 26th

1:00 - 2:00 Faux Frenchmen 2:30 - 3:30 Cincy Brass 4:00 - 5:00 Cincinnati Museum Center 5:30 - 6:30 Magnolia Mountain 6:30 - 7:30 The Kickaways 8:00 - 9:00 Nicholas & The Pessimistics 9:30 - 11:00 Grooveshire

Sunday, May 27th

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