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10-year-old uses Facebook to fight bullying By Roxanna Swift

Alex Jofriet plays baritone during halftime of a 2010 Milford football game. It wasn’t until Jofriet’s band director told the band about his medical problems that he was able to open up about them. PROVIDED

Milford student battles disease, helps others

have to see if it works before they take you off them.” Constantly switching medications beMILFORD — Alex Jofriet, a 17-year-old came more than a mere hassle as Alex junior at Milford High School, always tried to cope with a disease that will stay wanted to be invisible – and that was be- with him until death. “My mom had Crohn’s,” Leon said. fore he was diagnosed with Crohn’s dis“And you don’t feel good, you feel nauseease. “He was very shy – he really didn’t ated all the time. Sometimes (Alex) would want to be noticed,” said Laurie Leon, Jo- be afraid to eat.” Doctors have removed 14 inches of friet’s fourth-grade teacher at Mulberry Elementary. “He was very serious and Alex’s intestine because of Crohn’s. He’s studious. But as we saw, he got even qui- also received several iron infusions and suffered from anemia. eter and quieter.” More often than not, Jofriet dropped down his biggest struggle was to 50 pounds as he withONLINE worrying about what othdrew from others after Meet Alex Jofriet at er people would think of his diagnosis – he was only; him. 9-years-old. “I bottled it up for a “Crohn’s is basically an long time,” Alex said. “I intestinal disease. It’s like was diagnosed at age 9 having a layer of pimply material in your intestine, and if you eat and until high school I didn’t really open something that can cause it to flair up,” up and talk about it. That time was really Leon said. “It’s like having a whole bunch hard. You’d have pain – vomiting and diarrhea are some of the symptoms – and of ulcers inside you.” Jofriet bounced around from medica- when I didn’t talk about it, I couldn’t hantion to medication trying to find some- dle it as well.” It took Alex the better part of five thing that worked for him, but that years to open up about his disease. Even proved difficult because of his age. “He tried probably every one of the then, he didn’t do so by choice. “I really wasn’t going to (tell anyone), pediatric medicines,” said Chris Jofriet, Alex’s mother. “When you try a medica- but then my band director told the entire tion it takes about 6 months because they band of 100 or something that I was going

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into the hospital,” Alex said. “It put me in a situation where I sort of had to talk about it. I’m thankful he did (that) because it’s so much easier having friends to talk to.” During band camp his freshman year, Alex had to be hospitalized because of the strenuous nature of marching band. Their summer camp consisted of one week of morning practice, then a half week of eight-hour rehearsals and finally a week and a half of 12-hour days. Alex can no longer play contact sports because of what Crohn’s has done to his bone structure. With marching band, he’s found something just as physically involved. “It’s not just a Friday night football band. Kids actually get (physical education) credit for marching band,” said Brian Brown, Milford’s band director. “I think we all knew Alex was having some physical issues. At that point, he was extremely weak and we didn’t know if he was going to be able to handle marching band or not.” But he kept showing up – even after trips to the hospital. “He would come to band practice with tubes in his nose and I don’t know if he could even eat solid foods at the time, but he would be out there on the blacktop in See JOFRIET, Page A2

MILFORD — A 10-year-old girl from Milford recently turned to social media to fight bullying. Alexis Walter, who started the Facebook page End the Trend, is a fifth-grader at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School and daughter of city council member Laurie Howland. She also is a former victim of bullying. “Bullying is willful and hostile activity intended to harm, induce fear and create terror,” Walter said. “It is not a simple fight between friends, nor a normal part of growing up.” After being bullied for months by a classmate, Walter informed a teacher of the problem. The teacher spoke with her and the other student, and the bullying stopped about two months ago. The experience inspired Walter to raise awareness with the hope that more young people will stand up against bullying. In May, she started the End the Trend page and began encouraging others to be “upstanders,” who stand up to bullying, rather than bystanders. “My mom and I thought (Facebook) would be a good place to start,” she said. “We knew that a lot of people see it on a daily basis.” On the page, Walter shares facts and statistics about bullying and resources for youth who are being bul-


Michael Minniear, law director for the City of Milford, reads the Alexis Walter Anti-Bullying Resolution as Walter listens. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Miami Twp. delays salt dome repairs By Keith BieryGolick

MIAMI TWP. — It would cost Miami Township $150,000 to repair its salt dome and order a new chassis for a service department truck. The trustees deemed that too big of an expenditure at its regular May 13 work session. They plan to move forward with the new chassis, saving salt dome repairs for next year. This will give staff members time to investigate ways to generate funds for the dome’s roof repairs, which the service director estimates will cost $90,000. “We need to create user fees,” said Mary Makley Wolff, trustee. “We don’t have the resources to be everyone’s maintenance shed.” The dome currently stores salt for Owensville, Milford schools, Sycamore Township, Stonelick Township and the county engineer’s office, said Mike Mantel,

service director. “We don’t mind helping, but we need some help back,” said Ken Tracy, trustee. “See if there’s any (system) like that out there.” The dome can hold up to $300,000 worth of salt at any given time, Mantel said. The service department plans to buy a TerraStar cab and chassis for $50,000. It wants to place the body of its current sign truck on the new chassis, Mantel said. The department will then put the body of its cemetery truck on the sign truck’s old cab and chassis. It will then sell what remains of the cemetery truck on, he said. “It’s a domino effect,” Mantel said. The conversion and manipulation of existing trucks will cost $10,000, bring the total cost to $60,000, he said. “The funding source is the Gasoline Tax Fund,” Mantel said.

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lied. She also shares stories from people who have been bullied. The goal is to get one million “likes,” Walter

the End the Trend page, she spoke at the May 21 city council meeting, during which council members passed the Alexis Walter Anti-Bullying Resolution. “Anybody with children understands that nowadays it’s not like

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90-degree heat holding up a real heavy instrument,” Brown said. “He was really inspirational to everybody. I’ll be able to use his fortitude as something to talk to the kids about for the rest of my teaching career.” His disease was now front and center after band camp, making it impossible for Alex to stay invisible. “It’s kind of like when someone passes away,” his mom said. “You go through these stages of grief, and he went through the stage of accepting that he’s going to have a disease for the rest of his life.” With the support of more than100 bandmates, he turned a corner. Now, he doesn’t hide behind his

Alex Jofriet, a 17-year-old junior at Milford High School, studies during honors English May 29. Jofriet was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when he was 9. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

unusual amount of trips to the bathroom. Instead, he jokes about them. “He comes in (to the clinic) about three or four times a day, mostly because he has to use the restroom,” said Patty Price, the district nurse based in the high school. “We give him full privilege because it’s cleaner.” Alex tries to spread the word about Crohn’s dis-

ease and started working with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as part of its patient advisory council. “Most of my appointments (with my doctor) are about advocacy efforts and what I can do to help others,” Alex said. “So he sometimes will let me know about a patient who is in (the hospital) and willing to talk to me. I will go in and talk to them,


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tell them about how it’s going to be OK.” Procedures like an ostomy, where a person’s intestines are placed inside a bag in the stomach, or enteral treatments, where a catheter is placed in the arm to deliver nutrition straight to the blood stream, can be scary. Alex knows this because he’s gone through them. “You always have to have a purpose,” he said. “(Crohn’s) has given me a place in life to go.” Alex wants to got to school to be a pediatric gastroenterologist, a doctor who treats Crohn’s disease. “I’ve embraced it, and I’ve definitely tried to use (my experiences) to help other people,” he said. “I certainly think (the disease) has changed me for the better.”

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Milford council considers zoning request By Roxanna Swift

MILFORD — Some properties owned by St. Andrew Catholic Church may soon be zoned differently. City council members May 21 heard a request to change the zoning district for church properties at 552, 560, 564 and 568 Main St. The buildings, which are on the south side of Main, include the parish office, a multipurpose center and

two houses used as meeting spaces. The properties are zoned single-family residential (R3). If the change is approved, they will be zoned institutional (I). “A church use is permitted in the R3 district as a conditional use upon approval by the planning commission,” said Pam Holbrook, assistant city manager. Religious institutions are permitted by right in institutional districts,

she said. The purpose of an R3 district is to preserve the character of older neighborhoods that include single-family homes and duplexes, Holbrook said. The purpose of an institutional district is to protect land used primarily for public or private institutional uses from development into other, incompatible uses. Differences between the districts include setback requirements and signage limitations, Hol-

in 1999. “I was unable to find information explaining the city’s rationale to change the zoning for the First United Methodist Church and Grace Baptist Church - both fronting Main Street - while leaving the south side of the St. Andrew campus at R3,” Holbrook said. The St. Andrew properties are exempt from current zoning district requirements because of their pre-existing use, she said. If they are re-

developed in the future, they would need to comply with current requirements. Law Director Michael Minniear will draft an ordinance for the zone change, said City Manager Jeff Wright. Council members expect to vote on the ordinance at their next regular meeting, said Mayor Geoff Pittman. The next city council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the city building, 745 Center St..

cal volunteers in their efforts. St. Vincent de Paul is also collecting personal care items and toiletries, cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, blankets and baby care products. Donations will be delivered to Matthew 25 Ministries to be sent to Oklahoma. Make a financial donation online at or by calling 513-421HOPE (4673). For more information about St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati’s relief efforts, contact Eric Young, community relations manager, at 513-614-1943.

Veterans’ Services Commission, invites all Clermont and Brown County veterans and their families to a free Family Night (rain or shine) Flag Day, Friday, June 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Clermont Family YMCA, 2075 James E. Sauls Drive in Batavia. There will be a complimentary dinner, door prizes and family activities. Bring your swim suit or work-out attire. To attend, RSVP to 513-7249622 or email by Monday, June 10.

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UNION TWP. — — Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649 members Cliff Riley and Ken Williamson both have had poems accepted

for publication in the 2013 release of “Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice” by editor and publisher Saad Ghosn. The poems, written about Riley’s and Williamson’s Vietnam experiences, will be illustrated through the skills of local artists. The book will be launched and available at SOS Art 2013 through June 9 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Ghosn, a medical professional and educator, is the founder of SOS Art, a yearly art event of sociopolitical expressions for peace and justice. He also is the editor and publisher of the yearly “For a Better World, Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists.”

brook said. While institutional zoning allows signage, R3 permits only minimal, free-standing signs. Milford First United Methodist Church and Grace Baptist Church both on Main Street changed to institutional zoning districts in 1999, when the city adopted a new zoning map with new classifications, Holbrook said. St. Andrew Church properties on the north side of Main Street also changed to institutional


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The Milford Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in council chambers, 745 Center St. Agenda items include a request by Jason Rominger, MJ’s On Main owner, for a certificate of appropriateness, to use an existing area for outdoor dining on the rear portion (High Street) of the building at 18 Main St. The property is zoned B-2, Downtown Mixed Use, and is in the Old Mill Overlay district. Outdoor dining is permitted in the OMO upon approval by Planning Commission.

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Emily Anderson, left, and Natalie Shearman, both of American Heritage Girls Troop 323, march during the Milford Memorial Day Parade May 27. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of Live Oaks JROTC, from left, Laura Patterson, Amber Stiles, Jared Henslee and Kasee Alford line up at the Milford Memorial Day Parade May 27. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 244, from left, Christopher Evans, Nick Keri and Nicholas Evans participate in the Milford Memorial Day Parade May 27. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY

Colton Owens, left, Morgan Owens, Larry Brown and Jordan Owens look on as the Goshen Memorial Day Parade marches by them May 27. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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The Clermont Northeastern High School Class of 2013 begin their graduation ceremony. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Clay Cousino, left, and Patrick Cornett prepare for the 2013 Clermont Northeastern High School graduation ceremony May 24. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

STONELICK TWP. — Seniors graduated from Clermont Northeastern High School May 24 in a ceremony at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. Jessica Kirby was senior class president, Emily Apgar was the Great Oaks student representative, and Lindsey McHenry was the class academic leader. The class song was “Chances,” by Five for Fighting. The class color was teal, and the class flower was lily.

Clermont Northeastern High School seniors get ready for graduation May 24 at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Autumn Kenser, left, and Kristen Buckingham perform the Sarah Bareilles song “Uncharted” during the Clermont Northeastern High School graduation ceremony. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lindsey McHenry, Clermont Northeastern High School class academic leader, addresses her classmates May 24 at graduation. ROXANNA

Bailey Blanton prepares for the Clermont Northeastern High School graduation ceremony May 24. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY

Aaron Taylor, left, and Gage Teaney prepare for the 2013 Clermont Northeastern High School graduation ceremony. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY

Jessica Kirby, Clermont Northeastern High School senior class president, addresses her classmates May 24 during graduation. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY





Graduating seniors walk to their seats May 24 during the 2013 Clermont Northeastern High School graduation ceremony. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Great Oaks student representative Emily Apgar addresses Clermont Northeastern High School seniors May 24 at graduation. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Perfect grades, attendance for graduate By Jeanne Houck

MIAMI TWP. — Kelsey Meranda was in kindergarten when her brother Adam graduated from Milford High School with straight As and perfect attendance. That’s what I want to do, the little girl decided. And do it she did. It took 13 years of hard work, family support — even precautionary flu shots and three alarm clocks set for the same time – but Kelsey Meranda recently graduated from Milford High School with the highest grades and not one absence. The 18-year-old Miami Township woman said aiming for perfect grades and attendance seemed normal to her. “It did not make sense to me to do something and not try to do my best at it,” Meranda said. “I took several (advanced-

placement) classes that required a lot of extra work, but I felt the challenging work load and good study habits would pay off when I go to college.” Meranda plans to study engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Her parents, Kathy and Dave Meranda, said it is important for parents to set an example if they are asking their children to excel. “More than just telling our children that it was important to attend school every day and to do their best in school we have shown them that by what we do in our own lives,” Kathy Meranda said. “We take our responsibilities seriously, try to have a great work ethic and no matter what we are working on want to do our best. “These values were instilled in us by our parents, just as they have been passed on to our children,” Meranda said.

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To make their dream of school perfection a reality, Kelsey and Adam Meranda had

to pay attention to more than their books. “There were a few close

calls when trying to keep the perfect attendance streak going,” Kathy Meranda said. “Adam got the chicken pox during a school holiday and the transmission went out in his car one time just as he reached the school parking lot. “Kelsey also admits that not being tardy was harder to maintain than not being absent, especially after she began driving to school,” Kathy Meranda said. “However, many of the school days during the winter she would arrive at school at 5:30 a.m. for swim practice.” And there were these preventative measures: “Setting three alarm clocks helped assure that we were up and able to get everyone to school on time,” Kathy Meranda said. “We also made sure we got flu shots every year, especially when the H1N1 flu virus was rampant.”

Scholarship awarded to Milford student By Keith BieryGolick

MILFORD — A Milford Success Academy student received a $1,000 scholarship May 24 for his determination to graduate through challenging circumstances. Josh Warren entered his senior year of high school with 13 credit hours. After moving to the Success Academy, he graduated with 21. “The Success Academy is more of a cross between a classroom setting and an online setting,” Warren said. “It’s a lot

more work at your own pace.” Warren isn’t sure if he would have graduated on time without the Success Academy, but he does know that with it, he completed his required credits more than two months early. “I know everyone there helped me out a lot,” he said. “I’m really thankful for Success Academy, everybody there.” Warren said he plans to attend Cincinnati State in the fall, pursue a degree in electro-mechanical engineering and then transfer into a four-year Bachelor’s degree program. “He was a kid who was in a

situation where he was behind in his credits,” said Andy Serger, a teacher at Milford Success Academy. “But instead of sulking and making excuses, he took the bull by the horns and caught up.” Serger recommended three students from the academy for the Katkin and Associates’ Scholarship. He said Warren stood out because of his willingness to embrace the challenge and work hard throughout the year. “Josh is a kid who is now a high school graduate with a bright future – he’s working,

paying taxes and going to college,” Serger said. “When he arrived, (his future) maybe didn’t look so bright.” Dave Katkin, the president of a mental health practice, has been providing scholarship funds for graduates of the Success Academy for the past five years. “Scholarships typically go to kids with community service hours and straight As,” Katkin said. “I do the opposite. Not in a bad way, but to recognize someone where it was a great accomplishment for them to graduate.”

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Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573




Eagles fight, fall short in state quarterfinals By Tom Skeen

Allison Gilkerson swings and lifts a RBI single to centerfield giving the Lady Rockets a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth inning during their 2-1 loss to Bishop Ready June 2 in the Division III regional finals at Wright State University. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

It’s heartbreak again for CNE By Tom Skeen

FAIRBORN — The Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets could taste victory and a trip to the state tournament. With one swing of the bat that taste became very bitter. CNE lost to Columbus Bishop Ready 2-1 in extra innings June 2 in a Division III regional final at Wright State University ending their season in heartbreaking fashion for the second consecutive season. Leading 1-0 after an Allison Gilkerson RBI single to centerfield in the eighth inning, the Lady Rockets were just three outs away from their first ever trip to the state tournament in Akron. The Silver Knights answered in the bottom of the inning. They put their first two runners on-base before Sammy Hawkins ripped a gamewinning, one-out, two-RBI double to left field on the ninth pitch of the at-bat to steal victory from the Lady Rockets’ hands. “It’s devastating obviously,” coach Bill Goldfuss said. “Especially for the seven seniors who poured everything they got to get us to state. … To get back here two years in a row and to be within a run and to have a lead and still find a way to come up short is just hard to explain.” It was a pitchers’ duel for seven innings. CNE senior Emily Anderson finished with nine strikeouts, while Julia Hall fanned 14 for the Silver Knights. Anderson is just one of seven seniors who finishes her career with an unprecedented

MILFORD — When the door opens and opportunity presents itself, you are supposed to walk through it. The Milford Lacrosse Club couldn’t find the doorway June 1 in the Club Division state quarterfinals in an 11-8 loss to Lebanon to end their season at 8-8. “We fought well,” coach Brian Cross said. “We have to hit the cage if we are going to score goals. We had a lot of opportunities, but we just didn’t capitalize. The tide turned at the beginning of the second half. With the score knotted at four, Lebanon exploded out of the half for three goals in the first 2 minutes and 45 seconds to take a 7-4 lead. The Eagles weren’t able to get any closer than two goals the remainder of the contest. “That happens sometimes in this game,” Cross said. “… You want to get the first goal (of the second half) just like you do in the beginning of the game and if you can get a little burst it can make a difference.” It was an up-and-down season for the Eagles. After starting out 4-1, including a win over Division II Wyoming, the Eagles dropped three in a row and five of their next seven. Three of those losses came to teams that reached the Division II state quarterfinals (Indian Hill, Mariemont, St. Francis DeSales), speaking to the difficulty of Cross’s schedule. “… We kind of underachieved at times and then we started gelling towards the end and coming together,” he said, “but we couldn’t put it completely together.” A group of 10 seniors - who

Milford Lacrosse Club senior Josiah Greve defends a Lebanon attacker during the Eagles’ 11-8 loss to the Vikings in the Club Division state quarterfinals June 1 at Lebanon High School. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Cross said provided excellent leadership for his team in 2013 are led by defenseman Josiah Greve. The senior will play for Division III Baldwin Wallace University next season where Cross expects him to continue reeking havoc on his opponents like he did during his Eagle career. “He’s a fantastic kid,” the coach said. “He’s one hell of a lacrosse player, but he’s even a better kid. It’s been a joy and I’m going to miss him much like these other seniors.” Along with Greve, Gered Lockwood, Nick Ehrman, Sam Miller and Ray Hudson were all named to the Club Division AllRegion first- or second-team. Cross believes those honors speak to his guys’ dedication. “It speaks to those guys’ willingness to fight, work and prepare with the offseason stuff,” he said. “… To see those guys get those honors is a very good thing and they are very deserving of them.”

The CNE infield meets on the mound and gives high fives all-around as they prepare for the bottom of the eighth inning during their 2-1 loss to Columbus Bishop Ready June 2 in the Division III regional finals at Wright State University. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

four Southern Buckeye Conference titles and two trips to the regional finals. “They’ve done everything a coach could ask of,” Goldfuss said of the group. “They worked hard every day and never complained. I told them sometimes you just don’t have luck on your side and (against Ready) we just didn’t get the break we needed in the end and they did.” It marks the secondstraight season the Lady Rockets’ season ended in the regional finals. Last season they lost to Felicity-Franklin 1-0 and Goldfuss had to give another difficult postgame speech this

season. “I just told them I’m extremely proud of the them,” he said. “I couldn’t ask for a better group and I wouldn’t change anything we did. … (They) made my life great for four years and these are four years I will never forget.” In the end the Lady Rockets’ coach tipped his hat to the Silver Knights. “To get to this point you have to beat a good team,” he said. “You don’t get here by accident. It’s usually a one-run game and it comes down to who makes a play and who doesn’t and they made one more play than we did.”

Milford Lacrosse Club attacker Gered Lockwood takes a shot during the Eagles’ 11-8 loss to Lebanon in the Club Division state quarterfinals, June 1 at Lebanon High School. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


Track and field

The following qualified for the state meet, which begins June 7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University: » Goshen – Calvin Phillips, shot put, third place; Tiera Martinelli, pole vault; fourth place

» Clermont Northeastern set two athletes to the regional meet, but both fell short in their hopes of reaching state. Senior Marissa Chambers finished 14th in the shot put, while freshman Katlin Reece placed eighth in the 400 meter. » McNicholas High School senior Maddie Scott finished third in the Division II regional 300-meter hurdles to advance to state.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Strief football camp

Zach Strief Dream Big Foundation is having a football camp on the Milford High School athletic fields (Eagle Stadium and fields on the high school/junior high campus) Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. Strief, a Super Bowl champion and New Orleans Saints team captain, is a Milford High School graduate. The camp will focus on techniques of

the game. Coaches will focus on teaching fundamentals that all players must use to be successful, and teaching football in a way that will help the player perform at a higher level. Areas of instruction will include proper stance, blocking techniques, running techniques, ball handling skills, throwing mechanics, receiving skills, defeating blocks, proper pursuit, proper tackling, pass coverage, and more. Staff will include current and past

Milford High School players and coaches. Strief will be present both days. Camp is 8 a.m. to noon, both days, for seventh and eighth grades; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday only, for kindergarten through third grades; and 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday only, for fourth through sixth grades. Cost is $30 for early bird registration, $40 on the day of camp for seventh and eighth grades; $20 early bird, $30 day-of for kindergarten through third

grades and fourth through sixth grades. Each camper receives a T-shirt and wristband. Registration and medical forms are Both forms must accompany payment to register. For information, e-mail

Soccer Unlimited

The schedule for the OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack

Hermans and Ohio South is now available at Included in the schedule are camps in Hyde Park, College Hill, Anderson, Deer Park, Milford, Bethel, Sycamore Township, Fairfax, Batavia and Terrace Park. For more information, contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or


Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Hyde Park in Hamilton County: Do you think the governor’s decision to remove the estate tax took into account the revenue lost that would help alleviate differences between Christopher the services provided Myers in both of these places? COMMUNITY PRESS And, which population GUEST COLUMNIST do you think is effected more by the estate tax – Hyde Park or Union Township? Affluent households in both Hyde Park and Union Township can undergo an estate tax, but the latter is more needing of the protections and conditions that the tax creates. The estate tax was mostly opposed by the owners of large farms; however, Ohio’s farms are increasingly owned by interstate corporations. Among the governor’s other changes are reducing tax rates on businesses by half; cutting the income tax rate 20 percent over three years, and lowering the sales tax rate from 5.5 to 5 percent. A facilitating mechanism of this decline is the one-party super-majority in the legislature, enforced by fear, and

abiding to whims of private elites ultimately loyal to out-of-state interests. The super-majority in the legislature received $81,046 from AT&T, $55,779 from Time Warner Cable, and $51,000 from Duke Energy between 2006 and 2012, indicating commercial serviceproviders who many Ohioans use in their own homes coalesce to influence their voting. What Ohio needs in 2013, 2014 and beyond is a leader who will not cut revenue; who defends the services of the state; whose discretion to remind corporate interests, especially large out-of-state corporations, what it is allowed to do is relentless; and who will recover lost resources driven out. Defending against Ohio’s institutional decline and the ignorance it breeds directly can be accomplished by welleducated, modestly-funded legislators’ candidacies across all Ohio, and by the cities, towns and townships that refuse inaction. Write columns to the local press about how much the caring community has played a role in your life so it can see your work and personify goodness on the day we need.

Christopher Myers is a resident of Miami Township.

CH@TROOM May 29 question “Do you think Congress should approve the bill that would allow the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, while also providing significant new investments in border security? Why or why not?

“NO!!! And, that is a bogus number, the actual number is about three times that large. US citizens first! Illegal aliens later, much later!” J.G.

“Absolutely not! To reward criminals by waiving punishment and granting them amnesty is totally wrong. “It’s especially unfair to the many people who have followed the rules and have applied for and are waiting for citizenship. The citizenship process should strengthen the U.S. by allowing qualified and desirable immigrants citizenship and not reward illegal aliens who broke the law by sneaking into and hiding in the country. “The first step of any immigration policy should be to secure the borders.” P.C.

“Nope. Illegal (not the politically correct word “unauthorized”) means just that ... illegal. “Those who break the law should be punished like anyone else. They should be forced to go back home, but could be offered the opportunity to come back in a legal manner later. “Border security should be a priority. Not only do many of these folks become a drain on legal taxpayers in the form of free medical, welfare and Social Security payments, but many of them will enter the U.S. just to have their babies here so that they can collect funds from highly taxed Americans. “I know for a fact that my disabled veteran son gets about one-third of what these people can receive just for giving birth within our borders. Even legal visitors can get this money simply for having their babies while they are here. “Giveaways to non-citizens need to stop. We can no longer afford to pay out this kind of money when our injured soldiers are suffering and legal citizens are struggling to put food on their tables.” C.H.

“This nation is populated almost exclusively by immigrants. In the short run, we should address the problem effectively, and the proposed legislation sounds like a step in the right direction. “But in the long run, the United States must learn more about assisting the economies of nations which are the

in Arizona.”

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source of disproportionate numbers of immigrants, and we must work harder to overcome the forces within our borders and beyond which oppose population education and control. “Otherwise this is a rear-guard action with no hope of success.” N.F.

“No, I don’t think Congress should allow 11 million ILLEGAL ALIENS to apply for citizenship. “My wife is an immigrant and this “amnesty” is a slap in the face to her and anyone else that’s gone through the legal immigration process.” J.S.K.

“If the Republicans fall for this they will never occupy the White House again. “Obama’s vision of the U.S. becoming a western European socialist state will become a reality. The Democrats look upon our friends from south of the border as11million Democrat votes with absolutely no concern for the impact on medical and social services here in the U.S. “Furthermore, the border will never be secured. The Democrats do not want a secure border; they would be happy with an open border. “The Republicans do not have the will to do the hard work required to properly secure the border. “I have no problem with a pathway to LEGAL RESIDENCY, but citizenship for people who obviously don’t respect our laws should not be available. After 20 years of legal residency, paying taxes and following our laws, they could then apply for citizenship.” D.J.H.

“We should always welcome immigrants; it’s one of the unwritten principles we were founded upon that people come here from other lands. “All of us come from somewhere else unless we’re Native American. Borders only need to be watched more closely because of Mexican drug cartels infiltrating. “A lot of the rest of the bluster about border security is paranoia, especially



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Tax cuts ‘irresponsible’ Cuts to Ohio’s local government fund and removal of the estate tax are the unfortunate results of an irresponsible governor. Opportunities and wealth from past generations are leaving our state and are being replaced by poor methods for Ohio’s sustainment, such as cutting taxes and funds that benefit Ohioans directly. As of Jan. 1, the state no longer imposes an estate tax on the transfer of assets from resident decedents or of Ohio assets of nonresidents. These new changes are cultivating a weakened electorate that will face reinstituting prior taxes, implementing new ones, or a combination thereof because of the lack of initiative by John Kasich. Due to income tax cuts the state legislature enacted in 2005, Ohio has underperformed especially in the area of job creation. The U.S. employment base grew 2.1 percent between 2005 to 2013. During the same time period, Ohio’s employment rate decreased 4.4 percent. In March of 2013, Ohio lost 20,000 jobs. These negative indicators point toward irresponsibility. Take the estate disparity between most of Union Township in Clermont County and Observatory Hill near



“I don’t like the idea of our government considering citizenship applications filed by applicants who are already here, illegally – especially 11 million of them! “And I believe the president and Congress will utterly fail, as they have so many times before, to secure our southern border. R.V.

May 22 question Do you think IRS officials targeting of conservative groups is a one-time mistake or does a culture of abusing its power exist within the organization? Why or why not?

“A person would have to have an IQ of zero to ‘not connect the dots'and see the continuing attacks on our Constitution, attacks on the decisions of the Supreme Court and attacks on our Congress by the administrative branch of the United States government. “When people or businesses or religious organizations that provide vocal support for the U.S. Constitution over the last four years are targeted not only by the IRS but targeted (not coincidently) at the same time for investigations by other agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, the FBI and the Tobacco and Firearms Division, you know that there is an organized plan at the highest level of government to undermine America. Ask Gibson Guitar Co. as to how the vicious attack by the government was an attempt to destroy them because of their conservative values. Ask Hobby Lobby. Ask the Catholic Church, and ask the tea party movement about White House targeting. “The continuing lies and cover up by the White House and Attorney General Eric Holder about the Fast and Furious gun running project to Mexico drug gangs, the Benghazi, Libya, torture and slaughters and cover up, the IRS targeting scheme of religious and conservative organizations, the AP news service and Fox News reporters illegal investigations of reporters personal correspondence, the coverup of national voter fraud, the denial of radical Islamists at war with Western society, the denial of knowledge by the White House of all world events until stories are read in a newspaper. Who are you kidding? Yes, abuse of power shows a war against the Constitution of the United States directed by the White House and the Department of Justice.” T.D.

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Prevent falls during National Safety Month The beautiful weather that summer brings inspires people to make the most of the outdoors. We are reminded to consider safety when enjoying our favorite activities because June is National Safety Month. Fall prevention is more relevant during summer than one might think. Working in the garden, taking walks in the park and playing with grandchildren are few of many exciting activities older adults like to take part in. However, sometimes these activities are avoided because of concerns about falling. The Savannah good news is: Most Coleman COMMUNITY PRESS falls are preventable and you can enjoy GUEST COLUMNIST summer without the worry of falling. Visiting your eye doctor for regular check-ups keeps your prescription current to maximize your vision. Request an eyeglass cleaning cloth to help keep your lenses free of smudges. Take time with your pharmacist to go over interactions and side effects of medications you take including supplements or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Some cause dizziness or drowsiness that would increase your risk for falling. Your pharmacist can make recommendations to help prevent these negative side effects. Engaging in physical activity has been proven to improve leg strength, balance and coordination. Tai Chi programs, walking and basic strength exercises are excellent ways to accomplish this. Please talk with your physician to make sure you’re healthy before you begin a program. Wearing sensible shoes and clothing is an important part of exercise and daily activities. Say “no” to unsupportive flip-flops and sandals. Make sure you wear comfortable sneakers with a supportive ankle. Wearing the right length of pants and skirts can help prevent tripping over the extra fabric as well. Not only is it important to keep your home free of hazards such as cords and clutter, it’s just as important to keep your yard free of hazards. Inspect your sidewalks and driveway for cracks and uneven surfaces. Contact a contractor if you notice significant problems so they can be resolved. Watch out for that dark, bulky hose in the garden. Consider switching to soaker hoses on a timer system. Soaker hoses stay in the flower beds and you can set the timer to water as often as you’d like. A bright colored hose and hose reel can also help you see it better in the grass and wind it up after you’re finished to avoid tripping over it. Solar lights to line your sidewalks and driveway will help vision as dusk settles in each day. You can purchase these items at your local hardware store. Don’t hesitate to request information about a park or event you may attend. Ask questions such as: “Is there close parking? Are there hand rails? Are the sidewalks and parking lots smooth and even? Is it handicap accessible?” It would be unfortunate to miss out on activities simply because you thought they were unsafe when actually, were very accommodating. Don’t forget, most falls are preventable. You can enjoy every season safely and worry-free as long as you take the proper precautions. Have a safe summer.

Savannah Coleman is the senior safety project coordinator with the Clermont County General Health District.

Milford-Miami Advertiser Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





People along Lila Avenue watch as a Miami Township Fire and EMS truck passes drives by during the Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

FRONTIER DAYS PARADE MILFORD — A parade kicked off the annual Frontier Days Festival in Mil-

ford May 30. The parade began on Lila Avenue, then traveled along Main Street to the festival grounds in downtown Milford.

Meghan Runte, left, of Milford watches the Frontier Days Parade with sister Allison and mother Jennifer. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

County Commissioners David Uible, left, and Ed Humphrey ride in Milford’s annual Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ava, left, and Mia Kroener of Milford watch the annual Frontier Days Parade with Evan Urshel, also of Milford. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Milford High School marching band play music while waking in the Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Milford City Council members and City Manager Jeff Wright wave to the crowd during Milford’s annual Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A Kroger representative rides in Milford's Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A Fit4Kidz float and travels down Main Street in Milford during the annual Frontier Days Parade. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Whole In My Heart military support group march in Milford’s annual Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

RiverHills Bank representatives ride in a train in Milford’s Frontier Days Parade May 30. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Dance ! Tumble ! Face Painting ! Refreshments ! Tours

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lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet popsicles, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. Through Oct. 29. 683-0150; Loveland.

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Sept. 30. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. For seniors. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Miami Township.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. Through Dec. 27. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Ben Alexander. Items available a la carte. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes

Historic New Richmond hosts Antiques and Artists on the Ohio 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at The Bandstand, Western Avenue and Susanna Way. Saturday features crafts and artists. Sunday features antique dealers. For more information, call 543-9149. PROVIDED. Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. Through Nov. 1. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Spinning Studio. Keiser M3 indoor bike with magnetic resistance. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Join certified trainers for Group X-Fit class to improve your conditioning and strength. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

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. Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Understand features and benefits of individual bathroom safety items and learn to install safety grab bar on tile and drywall surface. Free. 6881654. Beechmont.

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

Religious - Community Ice Cream Social, 3-7 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdock Goshen Road, Serving food and homemade ice cream. $7 meal or a la carte. Music by Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale 4:305:30 p.m. 583-9676; Loveland.

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. Through Oct. 13. 831-5823; Milford.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Health / Wellness

Exercise Classes

Weekend Day of Quiet, 10 a.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, House of Joy. Provides time and space to immerse yourself in quiet reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and to reconnect with what brings you joy in your life. $110, includes meals and single occupancy. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m.,

Home & Garden Do-It-Yourself Workshop: Bath Safety, 10-11:30 a.m., The

Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township. Hatha Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Designed to help increase your strength, flexibility and wellbeing. Each class includes breathing practices, stretching, strength training and relaxation. Bring mat. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township.

Recreation Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

Summer Camps - Arts Children’s Art Enrichment Camp, 8:30-11 a.m. Daily through June 14., 12:30-3 p.m. Daily through June 14., Village Art House, 120 N. Market St., Art activities, including supplies. Ages 3-8. $80 per parson. Registration required. 732-2177; Batavia.

Summer Camps Religious/VBS Kingdom Rock Bible Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, Children learn about God’s love and power. Through eyes of Queen Esther, learn how God helps us “Stand Strong.” For children ages 5 (before Oct. 1) through grade 6. Monday-Friday. Free. Registration required. 752-9819; Withamsville.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from Tri-state area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup,

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 4786783. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.

Shopping Rummage for Raptors Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St., Sale of donated, gently used bird feeders, bird houses, etc. Raffle tickets sold for bird feeder and other items. Benefits RAPTOR Inc. Free. Through June 16. 248-2044; Milford.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Health / Wellness

Exercise Classes

Are You Overwhelmed from Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimers, 6:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Upper Lounge. With Dr. Verna Carson, nationally acclaimed speaker and developer of “Becoming an Alzheimer’s Whisper.” Learn how to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, bathing, repetition and more. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; Anderson Township.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. Through June 27. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 478-6783. Miami Township.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m. Brad Martin., Lake Isabella, 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson

Nature Presentation of Birds of Prey by RAPTOR, Inc. Volunteers, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St., Volunteers with live birds of prey to educate public about importance of birds to our environment. Free. 248-2044; Milford.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Shopping Rummage for Raptors Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wild About Birds, Free. 248-2044; Milford.

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Oct. 20. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Recreation Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m. Weekly through July 21., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also, Tennis for Intermediates. Ages 18 and up. $69. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; Anderson Township.


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2013 Remembering Tony ‘Wojo’ Scholarships awarded Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation/Remembering Tony “Wojo” awarded four scholarships totaling $5,000. Steven Emerson, Brian Wirthlin and Courtney Maggard from Glen Este High School and Jarod Wolfe from Clermont Northeastern were awarded scholarships in the memory of USMC SSGT Mark Anthony Wojciechowski. Tony “Wojo” graduatEmerson ed from Glen Este High School in 2002. Tony was an explosive ordinance disposal techniMaggard cian and was killed in action during his second deployment to Iraq April 30, 2009. He was 25 Withlin years old. To qualify for a scholarship, students must be related to an active Wolfe duty United States service member or to a U.S. veteran from any branch of the military. In addition, the requirements of the essay include: Relay what Wojo’s dedication to duty and service to country mean to you, relay how Wojo’s leadership abilities and qualities might inspire you, relay how Wojo’s passion for life and adventure may relate to you, what does it take to become an EOD technician or what would you do to remember your fallen hero’s ultimate sacrifice? Deadline for scholarship applications is April 30th of each year. For more information, visit

Rita shares Taste of Cincinnati recipes that is OK.). Add 3 tablespoons butter and oil to skillet over medium-low heat. After butter quits foaming, add cakes and cook about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden, adding more butter if necessary.

Thanks to all of you who stopped to chat while I was cooking up fun food with my friend and Price Hill Kroger executive chef Deb Goulding at the Taste of Cincinnati. This was a new venue for Taste. Rita We were in Heikenfeld the P&G pavilion RITA’S KITCHEN surrounded by upscale restaurants offering amazing food. Our demo featured natural foods, including Deb’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche and my tabouleh. The students from our various culinary schools helped prepped our food for 150 servings, and they did a wonderful job, chopping and mincing ingredients to perfection.

My family’s tabouleh

This is the time of year I pick wild grape leaves for scooping up tabouleh. You also can use leaf lettuce. This is a “go to taste” recipe, wonderful as a main or side dish, or stuffed into pita for a sandwich. I keep tweaking the recipe and here’s my latest. Tabouleh uses bulghur cracked wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and a good source of fiber). Every family has their own version. (Check out my blog for the tabouleh video). 1 cup bulghur cracked wheat, No. 2 grind 5 medium tomatoes, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, white and green parts 1 bunch parsley, chopped fine 1 small bunch radishes, chopped fine (optional) 1 large English cucumber, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bell pepper, chopped fine Cumin to taste, start with 1 teaspoon Handful chopped mint and basil (optional) Salt and pepper Olive, corn or safflower oil to taste (start with 4 tablespoons) Lemon juice to taste

Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. (Why three times? Because my mom said so!). Leave about a 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and wheat is ten-

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Rita’s family tabouleh recipe is chock full of fresh vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

der. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix vegetables: Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice to taste.

Tip from Rita’s Kitchen

Be sure and buy cracked wheat that also says “bulghur” on the label so that it reconstitutes in cool water easily. Jungle Jim’s sells several grinds. I like the No. 2 grind.

Deb’s recipe is on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs.

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Boiling potatoes in their skins helps prevent sogginess. The egg holds potato mixture together. 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled 3 tablespoons butter, softened plus extra for frying 1 teaspoon minced garlic or to taste (optional) Palmful chopped parsley

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Carlos’ Restaurant’s chicken. Francine L. wants to make her husband a special birthday dinner, like the chicken dish from Carlos’ restaurant in Florence, now closed. He loved it so much that when they sat down, the waitress would automatically ask if he wanted Carlos chicken. “His heart is broken now that it’s closed.”

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Brent Begley, left, Olivia Behrens and Sammie Chamberland, right, prepare for Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ja’mi Dezarn and Brennan Farrell walk toward their seats at Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25.

Hayley Petrey and Lindsay Ruddy sit and wait for Milford High School graduation to begin at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25.




MILFORD — Milford High School seniors graduated May 25, taking another step forward in their journey to adulthood. The ceremony took place at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Desiree Winchester, left, Maddie Witte and Brandon Wolff, right, wait for Milford High School graduation to begin at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Roslyn Will and Matthew Williamson take in Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ivoree’ Sanders, left, Kameron Pearson and Christina Packer, right, graduate from Milford High School May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Zach Fowler, left, Samuel Gardin and Jack Garrett, right start to walking during Milford High School commencement at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Haley Rohrbacher, left, Rachael Sullivan and Madison Ware, right, take another step toward adulthood by graduating from Milford High School May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Reed Massett, from left, Jeff Henderson, Wyatt Gemmer, R.J. Kubik and Blake Cox stand outside Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Math teacher Jamie Phillips congratulates Jared Cooley during Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Rebecca Fehrenbach, from left, Brennan Farrell, Amber Fannin, Carly Fallon, Joseph Facciolo and John Evans look on during Milford High School graduation at Xavier University’s Cintas Center May 25. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Beware hiring carpet cleaner We’ve seen it for years, companies call and offer to come to your home and clean your carpets for a great price. But what you receive is not what you thought you were getting. So, before you sign up, there are several questions you need to ask. Maureen Cleary of Springfield Township received a call to clean her carpets from a firm she had used in the past, but which is now under new ownership. She agreed to have them clean, but they didn’t show up for the appointment. They didn’t show up until several days later. “They just called when they were in the driveway and said, ‘We’re here to clean the carpets.’ I said. ‘It’s Sunday.’ But I had enough time to have them clean the carpet. I thought I’d rather get it clean than have to reschedule,” Cleary said. It cost her $93 for the cleaning, which she paid by check. But, the next morning Cleary found problems. “The spots where the carpet is not dry, there are large brown spots in various places all around the carpet,” she said. Cleary called the company; a technician came out and tried, unsuccessfully, to clean

the spots by hand. Cleary said he then told her, “Don’t worry, it’s not a problem. We can get this out. I’ll be back on Wednesday Howard with the maAin chine and I’ll HEY HOWARD! have it taken care of. Don’t worry about it; it’s going to come out.” Unfortunately, Cleary said no one came back to get out the stains. She called the company again and asked them to send over the same people who had successfully cleaned the carpets in the past. But, she says, she got no response to that request either. “They certainly didn’t clean the carpet. It’s worse than it ever was. I never had stains like this on the carpet. There were no stains, period ... They’re not taking care of this. They’re not answering the phone. They’re not communicating. They’re taking no responsibility whatsoever,” Cleary said. So I contacted the carpet cleaning company and, eventually, a technician came back and re-cleaned the carpets. But Cleary said while

they look better, some spots remain and she wants her money back. I told the company and its now agreed to refund her money and replace padding so the spots disappear. To protect yourself when hiring a company to do work around your home, first get a copy of the firm’s liability insurance policy. Do that before you hire them because trying to get it later, after there’s a problem, can be difficult. Remember, you need to have that policy so you can file a claim if the company damages your property. In addition, when hiring a carpet cleaning company ask if it is providing its own high voltage electricity, or just plugging into your house current. It should provide its own power in order to dry your carpets properly so such spot don’t appear. Finally, don’t pay the company with a check. Instead, pay with a credit card so you can dispute the charge if there’s a problem. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRCTV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Promont offers display of military pillow covers In honor of our past and current military heroes, Promont and the Greater Milford Area Historical Society have on display 60 silk, rayon, wool and leather pillow covers dating from World War I through World War II. The pillow covers come from 20 different states plus one from Canada, seven foreign countries and include some “World War Service Stars” and “Don’t Forget Pearl Harbor.” Many of the World War II covers are from military hospitals. These brightly colored souvenirs were sent to “Sweethearts,” “Mother and Dad,” “Friends,” “Sister” as well as “Mom.” They have pictured on them different military airplanes, tanks, parachutes, ships soldiers, eagles, flags, flowers, buildings and insignias, and represent the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. One of the rarest is the World War II W ACS with a woman in military dress uniform. One from World War I says ”Merry Christmas.” There is a beaded one from India dated 1942, a wool cover from “Someplace in Australia” dated 1943 and a lace-trimmed sample from Africa. The exhibit is available to visit now through Labor Day

Promont has military-themed decorated pillow covers on display through Labor Day. PROVIDED

2013. Because Promont is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, currently serving military and their immediate families may visit the exhibit and museum for free. Promont is at 906 Main St in Milford and is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment for a group. For more information, call the Museum Wednesday through Friday at 248-0324 or visit

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Chessy helps Ole Fisherman in the garden Howdy folks, I wrote before that we thought a squirrel might have had babies in the box on the Maple Tree. Well, by golly, there were two little ones. Last week we got another swarm of honey bees. It was a big one. We have three hives now and would like to get one more. We thank the folks where we got the bees. Last week we were planting garden. Ruth Ann had a lawn chair to sit and rest in. Her back bothers her some. Chessy would lay in the chair. We had the wheelbarrow there. When Ruth Ann would set in the chair, Chessy would lay in the wheelbarrow. I was putting fence around the raised beds, Chessy would jump on the fence. When I moved the wheelbarrow, Chessy would go back to the chair. She is so much help. We were cutting asparagus and picking strawberries. Chessy kept close to us. While we were weeding a couple of the raised beds, one of beets and one of carrots, we had help from you know who? She would lay down and we

would have to move her. What a blessing she is. Last Wednesday we went to FelicityGeorge Franklin Rooks High OLE FISHERMAN School for their awards program for the graduating students. There were a couple girls that were twins, Carley and Sydney Snider, that got a lot of awards. There were several students that got awards and our grandson, Curtis, got a nice award that will help in his college studies. We were so proud of him, he is my “buddy.” Last Friday afternoon, Ruth Ann and I met the Brown family at the Old Bethel M.E. Church here in East Fork State Park to clean and get it ready for the Memorial Day Service on Monday. The Brown Family sure do a super job of cleaning. They are a special family and we sure think they are wonderful. While we were sitting on the porch Saturday afternoon, Chessy was

walking by the garage when she heard some birds. She started that way, when all of a sudden she came running to the porch, chased by a couple birds. We wrote once before about seeing a cat chased by a bird. This is the second episode. This was the first time we saw her run by birds. There was a nest of babies and we imagine she got too close. We sure enjoyed this drama. It doesn’t take too much to entertain us. Last Sunday at 3 p.m. we went to the FelicityFranklin High School for the graduation. There were 74 young people who graduated and several will be going to college. Our grandson Curtis has completed 22 credit hours at UC Clermont and will be going there again this fall. After the graduation, the road in front of the school was blocked by folks taking pictures. No traffic would drive there until all pictures were taken and the visiting was completed. Then we went out to Ralph and Pauline’s home for the graduation party. We are

so proud of all our family. On Memorial Day the service at the Old Betel Church was wonderful. There were about 60 people there and the music was furnished by the Kinner Express. There were some special songs, one by the White family from Batavia. They have a church there in Batavia and Kenny is the minister. And he along with his wife, Cindy, and their two daughters played and sang. The Cook’s daughter, Sherry, sang and played some special music, and the Hannah’s granddaughter sang some special songs, too. This whole service was special to Ruth Ann and me, along with the whole community. The Kinner Express play for the senior citizens at different times, too, and do so much for the community. This fall in September, probably the 29th, now the date is not set in stone, yet, will be the homecoming service at the old church, and the Kinner Express will be back. There will be cookies and refreshments on the lawn and time for

Be cautious around farm equipment on roads On my drive in to work on Ohio 32, I came upon a spray vehicle traveling in the righthand lane. As I passed by this vehicle, I thought to myself, “it is spring time and more agricultural

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or otherwise disposed of on Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:00PM. 1105 Old State Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103 (513)752-8110 Melinda Riddell 1819 Heidelberg Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Tools, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip. Office Furniture, Office Machines/Equip. Adam Prall 3229 Jinny Lind Rd. Amelia, OH 45102 Household Goods, Furniture Patricia Barr 57 Maple Ave. Amelia, OH 45102 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes Nicholas Bolton 4424 Apt 4 Glendale Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes. Joe Allen 126 Carr Street Blanchester, OH 45107 Office Machines/Equip. Scot Singleton 807 Greenwood Ln. Cincinnati, OH 45245 Household Goods, Furniture 1762375

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agricultural equipment when you approach them. Pass with proper signaling when it is a safe zone to pass. Our world is a place of hurry, but this is not the time to be in a hurry. Visit , Facebook at OSU Extension – Clermont County, or 513-732-7070 for more OSU Extension information, events and programs. Gigi Neal is agriculture and natural resources educator for the Ohio State University Extension Office in Clermont County.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS AIR STRIPPER MEDIA REPLACEMENT CONTRACT W-2013-01 Including all incidental work and appurtenances under Contract No. STM-2013-1 as part of the City of Milford’s Water Treatment Plant Air Stripper Media Replacement Project. All bids must be properly labeled and received at the offices of the City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 until 11:00 A.M. Local Time on June 20, 2013 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work under Contract No. W-2013-1 is generally defined as construction work, materials, equipment and installation of storm sewer improvements including all incidental and necessary appurtenances. The City expects to award and to proceed with the work under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance of the bids, with completion of the total work within 60 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, OH 45150

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Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained at the City Administration Building located at 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 upon payment of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each complete set, none of which is refundable. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than 60 days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. No Bidder may withdraw the bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening thereof. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Clermont County and Milford, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Wages and Hour Division, (614) 644-2239. This project will be awarded to the most responsive and responsible Bidder or Bidders, and award may be subject to applicable funding agency approval. May 23, 2013 Date


________________________________ Jeff Wright, City Manager City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, Ohio 45150

visiting. The American Legion from Bethel, then had a service in the cemetery there by the church at 11 a.m. They were joined by the Boy Scouts and American Heritage Girls. After the legion completed this service, they went down to the beach to hold another ceremony for the veterans who were lost at sea. They have been doing this for several years. Before the service at the church starts, Mr. Jim Brown rings the church bell. This is to let folks know it is time to start and in honor of Mr. George Slade, who always rang the bell. Missy Brown, had looked up the history of Memorial Day, used to be called Decoration Day, and her daughter, Sarah, read it. This was very interesting and folks sure enjoyed the reading and the history. Of course we had the Historian Rick Crawford give a few facts about Clermont County veterans. The church service and legion service were sure great. Everyone enjoyed the cookies the Brown and Hannah families had made and the

time of fellowship to reminisce about the past times. There was a couple there from Colorado, Donna and Henry. He has retired and they moved to close to their daughter and her family, which includes a set of 8-yearold triplets, which I am sure they really enjoy. It was great to have them here. Thanks to the Bennets. This morning, Tuesday, May 28, we worked in the garden until 11 a.m. then changed clothes and went to Golden Corral for the noon meal, for a birthday meal. This was Ruth Ann’s birthday so the meal will be for both of our birthdays, since mine is June 7. The fishing is good, we haven’t gone yet, with doctor visits, the garden, mowing grass, etc. but we will get started soon. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


Teen Challenge Executive Director George Martin, left, and board president Dave Holwadel accept a check for $10,000 from AT&T’s Director of External Affairs Mark Romito in support of the Teen Challenge Men’s Ranch and Women’s Center in Clermont County. PROVIDED

Farmland preservation funds available The Ohio Department of Agriculture has named the Southern Ohio Farmland Preservation Association (SOFPA) as the local sponsoring organization that will help preserve farmland in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. SOFPA is now a certified partner with the department and will receive an allocation from the Clean Ohio Fund to manage the Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program. SOFPA is accepting on-line applications from landowners in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties interested in selling an agricultural easement to the Ohio Department of Agriculture through May 31. For this funding cycle, $172,872 will be available in the four counties served by SOFPA. The Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program allows landowners to voluntarily sell easements on their farms to the state of Ohio. The easement requires the farm remain permanently in agricul-

tural production. Selected farms must be more than 40 acres, actively engaged in farming, participate in the Current Agricultural Use Valuation program, demonstrate good stewardship of the land, have support from local government and not be in close proximity to development. Most landowners may use the proceeds of the easement in any way they wish, but most reinvest money in their farm operation. Funding for the program is derived from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, approved by voters in all 88 counties in 2008, and used to purchase agricultural easements from willing sellers through a competitive process. Since the program began, 279 family farms in 48 counties have collectively preserved 41,952 acres in agricultural production. Permanent easements on another 6,389 acres have been donated for a total of 48,341 acres statewide. For more, go to


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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Stephen B. Wells, 31, 1187 Brightwater No. 5, disorderly conduct, May 15. Joseph Apgar, 22, 5382 Galley Hill, drug instruments, May 15. Bartoloma Vasques-Morales, 19, 2811 Warsaw, theft, May 16. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, May 16. Juvenile, 14, drug abuse, May 17. Bobby Pratchard, 18, 5810 Melody Lane, keg law, underage consumption, May 18. Matthew Lotz, 18, 5606 Beech Grove, underage consumption, May 18. Nathan M. Durham, 18, 1568 Woodville Pike, underage consumption, May 18. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, May 18. Courtney D. Allen, 18, 285 Jonathon Court, underage consumption, May 18. Kayla R. Elliott, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 433, underage consumption, May 18. Eric R. Duff, 24, 3010 Jessup Road, violation of protection order, domestic violence, criminal damage, May 18. Jonathan Lippolis, 20, 3345 Wunder Ave., theft, May 18. Heather A. Hazelbaker, 23, 9998 Campbell Branch, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, May 18. Anthony Gilbert, 29, 969 Ohio 28 No. 123, drug instruments, May 18. Jennifer Bonham, 30, 1568 Fay Road, drug instruments, May 18. Ericka A. Maestas, 41, 1365 Ohio 28 No. 10, drug paraphernalia, May 18. Juvenile, 16, theft, drug abuse, May 19. Juvenile, 15, drug paraphernalia, May 19. Dustin H. Green, 19, 1296 O'Bannonville, underage consumption, May 20. Nicholas Meadors, 20, 70 Hummingbird, underage consumption, May 20. Dennis Wells, 37, 6001 Gristmill,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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 assault, domestic violence, May 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at Weber Road, May 17. Breaking and entering Bike taken; $500 at 951 Klondyke, May 13. Burglary Money taken from vehicle; $260 at 6581 Trailwoods, May 15. Criminal damage Window screens damaged at 5990 Meadow Creek, May 13. Window broken in vehicle at Macadu's at Ohio 28, May 10. Bird baths, etc. spray painted at 6352 Hickory Bark, May 17. Side of vehicle keyed at 1395 Wade Road, May 18. Bumper and muffler damaged on vehicle at 744 Louanne, May 18. Glass broken in door at 5772 Willnean, May 18. Domestic violence At South Timber Creek, May 19. Drug abuse Male student possessed marijuana at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, May 16. Male possessed marijuana at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, May 17. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 6261 Deerhaven, May 19. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 1280 Pebble

Brooke No. 7, May 14. Theft DVD player, Kindle, etc. taken; $800 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 147, May 13. Cellphone taken from table at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, May 14. Checks taken at 5703 Mellie Ave., May 14. Snow blower and ladder taken; $900 at 5668 Crooked Tree, May 15. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $21 at Wards Corner Road, May 15. Merchandise taken from Meijer at Ohio 28, May 16. Cosmetics taken from Kohl's; $58 at Ohio 28, May 17. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $50 at Ohio 28, May 17. Pair of boots taken from Meijer; $130 at Ohio 28, May 18. Purse taken from table at Talon Tavern at Ohio 131, May 19. Vandalism Buildings, etc. spray painted at baseball/football fields at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, May 16.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Timothy Schaffner, 54, 2911 Old Ohio 32 No. 3, domestic violence, May 20. Bruce A. Cribbs, 46, 3438 Bevis, contempt of court, May 20. Kenneth W. Siekbert, 66, 645 Lewis Ave., warrant, May 20. Joshua A. Johnson, 25, homeless,

warrant, drug instruments, obstructing official business, May 21. Raymond D. McMullen, 34, 5355 Cleander Drive, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, May 21. Anthony F. Neulist, 21, no address given, theft, May 21. Amy R. Lucy, 35, 6006 Jess Thelma Drive, driving under suspension, May 21. Claudia Gordon, 43, 5929 Deerfield Road, warrant, May 22. Angela Adams, 32, 1207 Country Lake, contempt of court, May 22. Adam P. Perkins, 31, 2272 Bethel Hygiene, warrant, drug instruments, driving under suspension, May 22. Patience E. Perkins, 35, 4060 Glen Este Withamsville Road, drug instruments, May 22. Cynthia L. Knuckles, 43, 2162 Oakbrook, violation of protection order, May 22. Ivette Price, 29, 1819 Oakbrook, contempt of court, May 22. Michael L. Coleman, 22, 1828 Oakbrook, disorderly conduct, May 23. Laura A. Buchanan, 25, 2156 Oakbrook, disorderly conduct, May 23. Sharkisha Willis, 21, 1828 Oakbrook, disorderly conduct, May 23. Jason E. Turner, 26, 2156 Oakbrook, disorderly conduct, May 23. Amanda Matheney, 40, 959 Riverside Drive, warrant, May 23. Aaron C. Gibbs, 42, 3411 Leahman Road, driving under suspension, May 23. Brandon K. Waldron, 26, 173 S. 4th St., warrant, May 23.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at Oakbrook Place, May 22. Disorderly conduct Fighting reported at 2100 Oakbrook Place, May 22. Disturbance Fight reported at 2000 Oakbrook Place, May 21.

DEATHS Janet Gilbert Janet R. Gilbert, 84, died Dec. 23. She was a teacher, retiring after over 30 years with the Forest Park/Greenhills school district. Survived by siblings Ray (Connie), John (Jeanna) Gilbert, Shirley (Bob) Rekers, Rose (Charles) Janet Gilbert Shaw; sister-inlaw Shirley Gilbert; brother-in-law Bob Slagle; nieces and nephews Richard, Tom (Diana), Mike, Carol Gilbert, Linda (John) Bush, Pam (David) Anspach, Chip (Barb) Shaw, Sue (Linn) Van

Funeral Home.


Grace Sommer

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Woerkom, Anne (Bob) Duff; many great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by siblings Chuck Gilbert, Harriett Slagle, nephew Jack Gilbert. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road.

Ronald Sheets Jr. Ronald Eugene Sheets Jr., 52, died May 26. He worked in

construction for Vance Farms. Survived by wife Julia Sheets; son Jesse Sheets; grandsons Jonathan, Carson Sheets; siblings Darryl Sheets, Brenda Miller; brothers- and sisters-in-law John (Jackie) Grant, Mark (Karen) Amann, Terry Black, Robert, Steven Wayner; Chad, Chelsea Amann and other nieces and nephews; friends Ann, Steve Vance. Services were May 30 at Evans

Grace N. Sommer, 101, Miami Township, died May 28. She was a teacher at St. Louis School. Survived by children John, Joseph, Christina Sommer, Martha Hudson, Catherine Yeager, Mary Weaver, Teresa Knecht; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Clarence Sommer. Services were June 3 at St. Philomena. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evercare Hospice, 9050 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.

3515 Taylor Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Stephanie Goldfuss & Clinton Haddix, 2.0070 acre, $113,860.


Address not available, Pleasant Run Towne Homes to Glick Timber Creek LLC, 19.8700 acre, $6,200,000. 5816 Ashby Court, Carole Lois Byrd to Ruth Ann Braswell, $57,000. 5659 Baines Holding Unit 168, Adele Lipman to Julia Keeney, $89,900. 573 Blackhawk Trail, Bank of New York Mellon to Chris & Lauren Surber, 0.4600 acre, $138,000. 1016 Bridle Path Lane, Ronald &

1569 Ohio 28, Luther Hornsby, et al. to James Goodwin & Lori Adams Brookbank, 0.6100 acre, $150,000. 1766 Hill Station Road, Lisa Ballenger, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.7200 acre, $40,000. 1435 O’Bannonville Road, Lloyd Walt, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 8.7860 acre, $71,158.



Christine Lutterbie to Jack Wieland Builders Inc., $85,000. 6091 Donna Jay Drive, Sean & Jessica Blockland to Michelle Sagraves, 0.7400 acre, $192,500. 5685 East Day Circle, Charles Nolting, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.3180 acre, $86,666.67. 6259 Hunterwood Lane, Benjamin Sublett Jr. & Darlene Pritchard-Sublett to Kevin Grubb, 0.4590 acre, $241,500. 815 McClelland Road, Deborah Russo, trustee to Christopher Bens, 0.4800 acre, $150,000. 891 Miami Ridge Drive, James & Sara Pontius to James & Jill Jones, 0.4600 acre, $388,000. 495 Parish Hill Court, John & Kimberly Carlson to Jennifer &

Mark Gerhardt, 0.4660 acre, $385,000. 1256 Rosetree Drive, Audrey Yaroshenko, et al. to Lauren Smith & Zachary Johnson, 0.4400 acre, $171,000. 5669 Sally Street, Christopher & Shannon Huhn, et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.4900 acre, $65,000. 700 St. Andrews Circle, Charles & Helen Lawrence to Judith Ann Parrish, $163,500. 6338 Trail Ridge Court, J. Joseph & Kathleen Carter to Shawn & Valerie Young, 0.5400 acre, $330,000. 6227 Watchcreek Way, Unit 304, Robin Ann Rider to M. Patricia Scott, $104,000.


Kramer Pools, Ft. Thomas, KY, pool, 6692 Smith Road, Goshen Township. Crockett Home Improvement, Milford, deck, 880 Blackpine, Miami Township, $12,000. Timothy Petric, Milford, HVAC, 5868 Whitegate, Miami Township. Mary McCellan, Loveland, HVAC, 6223 Hickory Ridge, Miami Township. Pamela Simon, Loveland, HVAC, 893 Wards Corner, Miami Township.

True Energy Smart Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1228 Ronlee, Miami Township. Patricia Weghorst, Milford, HVAC, 5633 Harvest Ridge, Miami Township. Anchor Pools, Fairfield, Pool, 5666 Whittmer Estates, Miami Township. Evans Landscaping, Cincinnati, demolition, 1327 Debbie Lane, Miami Township. Jacqueline Pierson, Goshen, HVAC, 3242 Ohio 131, Wayne Township. Roger Winemiller, Blanchester,

pool, 6475 Taylor Pike, Wayne Township.


Atkins & Stang Electric, Cincinnati, fire alarm-Live Oaks, Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. Eckert Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression-Live Oaks, Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. Alan Parrish, Loveland, tents, 873 Augusta Blvd., Miami Township. MSA Architects, Cincinnati,


Errol Lloyd, 40, 6815 Ohio 727, assault. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Eric Veseloveck, 22, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 122, offenses involving underage, criminal trespass. Donald Benoit, 52, 8 Park Ave., violation of protection order.

Angela Marie Lawson, 26, 6023 Ohio 727, Goshen, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 21. Denise Thompson, 48, 6944 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm at 6944 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, May 23. Spencer W. Childs, 51, 6944 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm at 6944 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, May 23. Kathryn Paulette May, 18, 3488 Sodom Road, Hamersville, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. - elude or flee, obstructing official business at Ohio 133 and Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, May 26.



Assault At 6725 Dick Flynn, May 14. At area of Woodville and Shiloh, May 15. Criminal trespass At 1785 Ohio 153, May 10. At 1785 Ohio 28, May 18. Disorder At 18 Park Ave., May 17. At 606 Country Lake, May 18. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 327, May 16. Theft At 6631 Oakland Road, May 15. Using weapons while intoxicated At 6742 Smith Road, May 13. Violation of protection order At 8 Park Ave., May 18. Weapons complaint At 6742 Smith Road, May 18.

Breaking and entering At 7052 Number 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, May 21. Criminal trespass At 5533 Wild Rose Lane, Milford, May 26. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At 6944 Garrison Spurling Road, Pleasant Plain, May 23. Theft At Jordon Road, Pleasant Plain, May 24. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle At 606 Locust St., New Richmond, May 23.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

LEGAL NOTICE Scott Seebohm H15 4107 Otters Creek Amelia, OH 45102 Mollie Wren B37 599 Fern Court Cincinnati, OH 45244 Christine Brooks B24 5510 Betty Lane Milford, OH 45150 Frank Wolffram F63 640 Daniel Court Apt 3B Batavia, OH 45103 Penny Son I45 240 Campbell Lane Bethel, OH 45103 Tanya Kammer H27 6 Estate Drive Apt 2 Amelia, OH 45102 Larry Hartley H36 3433 Smyrna Road Felicity, OH 45120 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. 764564

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

Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $50 at 100 Chamber Drive, May 19. Vehicle taken at 927 Mohawk Trail No. 5, May 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at 100 Chamber Drive, May 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $45 at 100 Chamber Drive, May 21. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 991 Lila Ave., May 22.

alter-Live Oaks Phase 3, Buckwheat Road, Miami Township, $631,200. R & R Limited, Cincinnati, alterFamily Dollar, 1257 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $40,000. The Leland Group, Maineville, retaining wall, 501 Branch Hill Loveland, Miami Township, $8,000. Triumph Signs & Consulting, Milford, sign, 1257 Ohio 28, Miami Township. JSA Plumbing, Milford, miscellaneous work, 101 Race St., Milford City.


Suzanne Collins J348 125 Starling Road # 16 Bethel, Ohio 45106


Tim Gault P570 111 Shady Lane Amelia, Ohio 45102


Sheila Harp C85 26 Eagle Ridge Drive Amelia, Ohio 45102


Tabitha Morrow H260 1010 Tebst Street Parkersburg, WV 26101


Debbie Pierce 25 & E141 PO Box 402 Amelia, Ohio 45102


Jason Reynolds P577 3910 Greenbush West Road Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154


Curt Schmidt J349 644 W. Plane Street Bethel, Ohio 45106


Tracy Taylor H295 2061 SR 125 #103 Amelia, Ohio 45102


Sarah Troxell B45 300 University Lane # 106 Batavia, Ohio 45103

10. Tim Wagner C57 305 Bennett Road Williamstown, Ky 41097 1001763556


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Vacation Bible School, theme Railway to Heaven, will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, to Friday, June 14, at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Children ages 5 to 13 are welcome. The church is at 280 N. Fifth St. in Batavia.

Laurel United Methodist Church

Members will participate in the Monroe Township yard sale Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants may set up in the church yard for free. Baked goods and rummage sale items will be sold in the basement. For information, call 553-3043. The church is at 1888 LaurelLindale Road.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Come on down to SonHarvest County Fair for Some DownHome Fun July 9, July 10, July 11 and July 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a County Fair Picnic July 12 for the whole family. In SonHarvest County, children will discover how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit. They will learn to Grow Love, Sprout Joy, Plant Peace, Produce patience and Pick Kindness. SonHarvest County Fair is four days full of fun on the farm. That is the theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School. To register, visit, call 683-2525, or come to the church Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;;

Loveland United Methodist Church

Dittos Bible study is having a picnic and drive-thru prayer offering, Wednesday, June 5, at the church. In addition to serving the community with the monthly Drive Thru Prayer offering that takes place on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., the Dittos will be offering a picnic. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided and those attending are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert to share, if they are able to. Guests pulling in for prayer will be invited to eat. At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church

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offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Biblically-based message, times of prayer and choral music. During Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;

River of Life Assembly of God

The annual Vacation Bible School is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 7; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 8; and June 9, starting at the 11 a.m. for service and certificates. Kids can enjoy lessons, games, food, music, incentives for bringing friends along with the slip and slide. The church is at 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow; 553-6721.

Withamsville Church of Christ

Bible Day Camp, themed “Kingdom Rock,” is 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., June 10-14. The camp is for ages 5 through sixth-grade and is free. Call 752-9819 to register. The church is at 846 Ohio Pike, Withamsville; 752-9819.

Red Cross offers Leadership Development Area teens can develop their leadership skills this summer at the Leadership Development Center (LDC), an annual program offered by The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross for 120 youth participants at Xavier University July 18 to July 21. LDC is a four-day, three-night leadership conference for teens age 13 to 16 who will enter grades eight to 11 in the fall. Now in its 30th year, LDC 2013 will continue a tradition of introducing participants to new ideas about leadership, diversity, team-building, communication skills and how they can contribute to the mission of the Red Cross. LDC also gives youth participants an opportunity to get a taste of college life, and to meet new friends from different walks of life. A key feature of the program is that classes


Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

The annual yard and bake sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8. Those with things they’d like to sell are welcome to join the sale for a site rent fee of $10. A grilled lunch will be available for $5. Call the church with questions. The church is at 2873 Ohio 132 South; 403-6096.

and presentations are designed and presented by teen and young adult counselors, who are themselves in high school or college, and graduates of LDC. Leadership games, structured experiences and guest speakers are also on the camp agenda all selected with a goal of helping youth recognize their leadership potential and encouraging them to act upon it. “The motto for LDC is ‘Youth empowering youth - to lead and to serve,’” said Trish Smitson, CEO of the Cincinnati Area Chapter. “Campers tell us that they really do come away from LDC with skills and confidence to become leaders in their schools and communities, and of course we encourage them to put their skills to use right here at the Red Cross.” For more, visit

ularly input on services that are now available and those that are needed. If you would like to share in this discussion, then please plan to attend this forum. Cindy Gramke, CSS executive director, will be on hand to share information regarding services for seniors. But the most important part of the forum is the time set aside for older adults, their families and the public to share and discuss senior needs. We want to hear from you about what is working, how to improve and what needs are unmet. The meeting is on Tuesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at our Union Township Life-

long Learning Center in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road in the Eastgate area. Enter through the left front door of the building. Seating is limited, so call Clermont Senior Services at 536-4021 to RSVP. I’m sure there are many older adults who cannot attend, but have comments they would like to share. Do so by writing to Cindy Gramke at Clermont Senior Services, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, 45103; or you can email comments to





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

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

Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

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25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

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

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


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

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

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

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Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


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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

Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.

Trinity United Methodist


Batavia Fellowship of Churches

Senior services seeks community input

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Summer Worship Hours Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 9:00am and 10:30am ...+"#"$,/(-0+#0*


Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

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

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