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For most people retirement means they can finally relax after years of getting up early and going to work every morning. Charlie and Vaunda Ernstes are not most people. The couple retired to grow vegetables at Can-Du Farm and selling them at farmers’ markets throughout Greater Cincinnati. They started farming in 1993. FULL STORY, B1

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School speaks for first time regarding lawsuit

‘Hazing’ definition disputed

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The Milford school district and Milford High School teacher Tom Kilgore are asking that a hazing lawsuit against them be dismissed. The lawsuit stems from a February 2008 incident where a member of the ninth-grade boys’ basketball team sexually assaulted another team member while players were waiting for a bus to take them from the high school to practice at McCormick Elementary. The victim’s family is suing the district and coach Tom Kilgore,

said the victim’s attorney Joe Braun. The student who committed the assault, referred to as “T” in the lawsuit, and other students involved were punished shortly after the incident occurred. Police were at the school interviewing students that afternoon, said Superintendent Bob Farrell, speaking publicly on the incident for the first time. “Our stance is this doesn’t reach the level of hazing as defined by the statute because hazing is a rite of initiation over a long period of time, and this happened one time at the last practice of the season,” Farrell said. “It did

happen and the students were severely disciplined. The school district reacted in terms of putting insurance in place and eliminated those kinds of shuttles to decrease lag time between school and sports. We tried to be as proactive as possible. And we are determined to make sure no incident like this could ever happen in Milford again.” “T” was expelled from the Milford Exempted Village School District and is currently a student at Goshen High School, Farrell, said. Braun must prove to Clermont Common Pleas Court Judge Jerry McBride the victim was hazed and

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Kilgore knew about it and did nothing to prevent it. “We’ve filed a motion arguing that there simply was no hazing because whatever misconduct happened was not to initiate the plaintiff into the ninth-grade basketball team,” said Bernard Wharton, who represents the school board and the coach. “From what Coach Kilgore has testified, he was unaware that (the student) was going to do what he did to the plaintiff on Feb. 7. Based on the evidence that has been put in the record so far, the plaintiff’s claim

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More than 800 people turned out to participate in the Milford Relay for Life Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, at Milford High School. Sarah Ooten, event co-chair, said the 55 teams raised about $70,000 to be donated to the American Cancer Society. The goal was $85,000, but Ooten said post-event fundraising can still help them reach that goal. FULL STORY, A7

A group of ShareFest volunteers help clean up a yard in Milford during ShareFest Thursday, June 10. From left are: Lexi Lipps of Batavia, Susan and Audrey Venderbush of Terrace Park, and Kaitlyn Woody of Milford. ShareFest was held Thursday, June 10, through Sunday, June 13, in Milford and Miami Township. For more photos from the event, see page B6. KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Summer in Milford is always a treat

Len Harding shares his thoughts about the summer months in the city: “Summer in Milford is always a treat, especially if you like to watch road tar blister, catch kitschy celebrations, or worry about city council going off course. “The Milford Frontier Days parade stopped traffic for several hours yet again this year. Not much has changed since I used to take my daughter to see in the 1990s. There were lots of kids in the parade; and lots of kids standing on the curb cheering and shouting out to their “peeps” on the march. Good to see the progeny can still break away from the TV and video games long enough to stand outside for a while.” FULL STORY, A11

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Musical acts expected to draw large crowds to MidSummer By Mary Dannemiller

Miami Township’s MidSummer at the Meadows will be headlined by two major musical acts from the 1980s and 1990s – Gin Blossoms and Eddie Money. Gin Blossoms will play Friday, July 9, and Eddie Money will close the event at Miami Meadows Park Saturday, July 10. “A lot of people are very excited about the Gin Blossoms because it’s capturing another demographic,” said Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff. “We’re dipping down a little lower this year for a younger population. It’s kind of fun when you’ve got the kind of music people enjoy.”

The annual festival will kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, with amusement rides, face painting, games and live music. Saturday’s festivities will start early with the fourth annual Natalie Fossier Fly Thru the Park 5K Run/Walk, which is a fundraiser held in memory of the McCormick Elementary School student who died when a falling tree limb struck her in 2007. Though festival-goers will find all the activities they’ve come to love, there also will be a few new attractions, said township Administrator Larry Fronk. “There are a couple of things that are going to be different this year from last,” he said. “We’re having a classic car show Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. and we’re also going to have some cornhole tournaments Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The rest of the format is going to be the same.” Fronk also said he had received several phone calls since the bands were announced thanking him for booking Gin Blossoms and Eddie Money. “The Gin Blossoms are typically a band that only tours the west coast so I think they’ll draw a good crowd Friday,” he said. “Eddie Money is going to draw a great crowd Saturday night, especially with Rozzi doing our fireworks afterward.” Aside from being a fun way to spend a summer night, Wolff said MidSummer at the Meadows also helps promote local businesses.

There will be more than a dozen booths at the festival featuring food from local restaurants. “It’s a local, community celebration that supports the businesses in the community,” she said. “It has become our own little tourism event for the Greater Miami Township area and for Clermont County in general.” Fronk also said it was important to have the festival each year to help promote a sense of community. “MidSummer is growing every year and it has become a more regional event than just a local event, but our focus is still community and giving back to our community,” he said. “We want to give them a celebration they can really enjoy for a weekend.”


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dent did not fit the legal definition of bullying. Wharton is trying to prove the same is true for the hazing charge. “Hazing is a very specific claim,” Wharton said. “In Ohio what the statute says is the hazing claim must be an act of initiation into a student organization. “Anyone who is subject to hazing can sue for injury damage against the participants and the organization which tolerated or commanded the hazing, but that applies more to colleges. In high school, the administration, employee, or faculty member at the school who knew of hazing and did not make reasonable attempts to prevent the claim (can be sued).” However, Braun asserts hazing did take place despite the fact that the incident happened before the team’s final practice. “Milford has taken the position that anything that occurs involving hazing after the beginning of a sports season can’t be hazing under law and we submitted expert testimony to the contrary. And we also believe that the events that took place were unlawful

and do constitute the legal definition of hazing,” Braun said. “The lawsuit relates to the reckless manner in which Milford personnel and Tom Kilgore failed to perform their duties in identifying, preventing and stopping what happened to my client.” The lawsuit and Braun’s memo to the judge also allege Kilgore did not investigate thoroughly enough when he realized the victim was not at practice after the incident, but Farrell said the coach handled the situation appropriately. “Mr. Kilgore asked right away where the child was and the other kids told him that he didn’t get on the bus,” Farrell said. “Then Mr. Kilgore got a phone call from (Athletic Director Mark Trout) saying (Former Milford High School Principal Ray Bauer) was dealing with an incident right then in the front office. They came to the practice and interviewed the boys while Mr. Kilgore supervised the rest of the boys. The police detectives were there that night and it was dealt with right then.” However, Kilgore also is being sued for a failure to supervise the student members of the ninth-grade basketball team because Braun said there were other incidents throughout the year which Kilgore ignored.

“The allegations in the complaint, the deposition of testimony of (the victim) and other evidence in the record in this case detail a pattern of hazing and bullying, all of which took place before, during and after ninth-grade boys basketball practice and games of the 2007-2008 basketball season,” Braun wrote to the judge. “Kilgore was even present when some of the incidents of hazing took place and failed to stop, discourage or correct the conduct.” Braun said the coach should have stopped or reported any misconduct he witnessed throughout the season. “It is very difficult for me to believe that nearly all the members of the basketball team said the conduct was taking place throughout the course of the basketball season, but the coach said he didn’t see it,” Braun said. “If he’s at practice and sees things taking place like what’s been described in the lawsuit, I would have expected him to do something about it. Instead, it culminated in the outrageous sexual assault of my client.” In his deposition and according to Wharton, Kilgore was unaware of any previous bullying incidents and the school did not receive any complaints about the student who assaulted the victim. “Tom Kilgore testified

quite strongly that he was unaware this conduct occurred outside of his presence,” Wharton said. “No one made any complaints to him about any player misconduct on the team. They’ve raised some issues about things that happened during scrimmages with some rough play or shouting, but that doesn’t raise any antenna up that what happened in February was going to happen.” Kilgore has been a coach and teacher at Milford High School since 1990 and is still a physical education teacher and baseball coach, Farrell said. “We did investigate with extensive student interviews on the incident and found no cause to discipline Mr. Kilgore because he was not aware of any incident,” Farrell said. Farrell also said in Kilgore’s 20 years of coaching at Milford, there have never been complaints about hazing or bullying on any of his teams or any complaints about Kilgore. “He’s never been accused of not supervising his students,” Farrell said. “He’s been a coach a long time and he’s got a great reputation. He’s been a great coach for us.” Both sides will meet in court Monday, June 21, for oral arguments about Milford’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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UNION TWP. – The Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund is hosting “Putt For Matt” from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at Eastgate Adventures Miniature Golf, 3232 Omni Drive, off Aicholz Road in Eastgate. It is family friendly. Proceeds benefit the Matt Maupin Scholarship Fund at PNC Bank. Call 753-8000 for more information.

Sewer grants sought

NEWTONSVILLE – Clermont County officials are looking into grants to solve sewer problems in Newtonsville. A public hearing has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 21, on the application for a $300,000 Revitalization Grant from the Ohio Department of Development. The hearing will be in the commissioners meeting room in the County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. County officials say construction of a sewer system for Newtonsville is needed because of the amount of E. Coli in the village’s surface water. Tom Yeager, county director of utilities, estimated the cost of the project at $3 million.

Officials are looking applying for other grants for the project, including Community Development Block Grants.

Writing group to meet

Miami Twp. – Parks and Recreation is hosting the Miami Township Writers’ Group from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, in the video conference room. They meet the third Thursday of each month. It is a newly formed group to exchange ideas, read and critique written pieces, and strengthen writing skills: Poetry, short stories, novels, nonfiction and more. Published author Ray Stefanelli leads the group. For more information, call 248-3727.

Overnight camp

BATAVIA TWP. – Children with disabilities can experience overnight summer camp in a safe, supported environment at Stepping Stones Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road in Batavia Township. Trained staff and nurses are on site during waking hours. Special dietary needs are accommodated. Activities include swimming, fishing, games, crafts, nature, music and camp parties.

Staff have experience with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cognitive deficits, seizure disorders, epilepsy, asthma and multiple physical, mental and behavioral disabilities. Camp is Aug. 1 to Aug. 5. Theme: “Board Games Gone Live” for ages 8 to 12 and “Video Games Gone Live” for ages 13 to 17. Deadline to register is July 12. Cost is $625 or $875 including a one-on-one aide. Application requiring doctor’s signature and registration information is available at or 513-831-4660. Stepping Stones Center is a United Way partner agency.

Free concert

BATAVIA TWP. – The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in a free Father’s Day concert in Batavia Township. The concert will be 7:30 p.m. June 20 at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. People attending the concert are asked to bring a lawn chair.

Volunteers sought

BATAVIA TWP. – Volunteers can earn service hours and make a difference in a child’s life at Stepping Stones Center’s summer day camps for children with disabilities. Day Camps run 9 a.m. to 3:30

p.m. Monday through Friday through Aug. 13. Camps are at Stepping Stones Given, 5650 Given Road, Indian Hill, and at Stepping Stones Allyn, at Camp Allyn, 1414 Lake Allyn Road, Batavia. Volunteers must be 13 or older. Training will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to at least five days of volunteering through the summer. Activities include swimming, boating, crafts, music and games. Transportation available from selected neighborhood sites. For information, contact Sarah Bosley Woeber, 513831-4660, ext. 27, or e-mail Stepping Stones Center is a United Way partner agency. Visit www.

Become a junior ranger

BATAVIA TWP. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at William H. Harsha Lake will host the Junior Ranger Program for children age 8 to 12. This year’s series of hands-on activities will take place June 21 to June 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. Children will go on a Bug Safari Monday and get Wet and Wild searching for aquatic creatures and discovering how to stay safe around the

water Tuesday. Participants discover that Forests are More than Trees Wednesday. Children become Ranger Ready when they take part in the Amazing Nature Race Thursday. Children who attend all four sessions earn the highly-coveted Junior Ranger patch in a graduation ceremony the last day. Pre-registration is required by June 20. Programs will be held at the Visitor Center in the Corps of Engineers Operations area on Slade Road near the dam. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information about this program and to register, call 797-6081. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, just east of Ohio 222, about four miles south of Batavia, adjacent to East Fork State Park.

Applebee’s to help

UNION TWP. – Help the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition by dining at Applebee’s. Visit the restaurant at 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road in Eastgate for a meal between 11 a.m. and closing Wednesday, June 16, or Thursday, June 17, and present the program flyer that can be downloaded from Applebee’s will donate 10

percent of the bill to the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition. This includes Carside To Go orders.

Ham radio demos

WAYNE TWP. – Clermont County “hams” will show off their emergency capabilities at the Public Demo of Emergency Communications from 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Steward Farm, 5681 Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road in Wayne Township. The public will have a chance to meet and talk with Clermont County ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, members of the Milford Amateur Radio Club hams will hold public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

Elections meeting

BATAVIA – The regular monthly meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, in the board office, 66 South Riverside Drive. The board will certify the independent candidates to the Nov. 2 General Election ballot.

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Eighteen Live Oaks students in the Veterinary Assisting and Animal Science and Management programs demonstrated their skill and competed against their top peers at the recent state Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition. The team of Ashlee Howard

(Batavia High School), Rochelle McGuire (Batavia) and Jessica Sibert (Glen Este High School) took second place in the Dog Groom 1 Team event and fifth place in the Dog Groom 1 & 2 Team event. In addition, McGuire earned fifth place in the Dog Grooming

Individual category. Shelbi Gould and Chelsey Hess, both of Milford High School, earned sixth place in the state in the Dog Groom 2 Team event. Jordan Butcher (Milford), Jessica Kaucher (Anderson High School), John O’Brien (Batavia)

and Xavier Trout (Milford) placed ninth in the state in the Animal Management Team event. Butcher also placed ninth in the Animal Behavior Individual event. Robert Haines (Milford), Rebecca Scales (Glen Este) and Brandon Schott (Goshen High School) placed 10th in the Aquar-

ium Management Team event. Rebecca Bowens (Glen Este), Danielle Evans (Turpin High School), Rachel Hoffman (Glen Este), Amber Mays (Milford), Jessica Vaughn (Loveland High School) and Taylor Vires (Madeira High School) placed 13th in the Animal Management Team event.




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Duke Energy helps with landscaping at CNE Duke Energy helped beautify Clermont Northeastern schools May 27 as part of the company’s Global Service program. Duke contributed $1,000 to buy plants and landscaping materials and provided Duke employees to help with the work. Students, teachers and community volunteers also pitched in. This was the fifth year Duke has participated in the program at CNE. This year’s project included landscaping work at the Early Childhood Education Center, which will become the middle school next year.

CNE ninth-grader Joey Wall, left, and tenth-grader Kevin Dehner help with planting May 27.



Clermont Northeastern ninth-grader Zach Johnstone helps with landscaping May 27.

Working on the landscaping at Clermont Northeastern are, from left, CNE ninth-grader Joe Gacek, Duke employee Warren Walker and CNE ninth-grader Dakota Stanforth. JOHN SENEY/STAFF



Helping with landscaping work at Clermont Northeastern schools May 27 are, from left, ninth-grader Joe Gacek, volunteer Bob Riggs driving the tractor and Duke employee Bob Goetz.

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Goshen graduation

Goshen High School seniors Chris Phillips, David Prewitt, Garth Whitaker and Michael Leidenheimer.

Goshen High School seniors Stefany Lee, Renee Calvert, Tiffany Wood and Sarah Smith.

Goshen High School secretary Milly Howard pins a rose on senior Josh Webb.

Goshen seniors bid high school farewell Goshen High School said good-bye to its 2010 senior class at the Tri-County Assembly of God Friday, June 4. The 194 members of the class earned $2.4 million in college scholarships, said Principal Nancy Spears. The co-valedictorians were Alisha Chess, Nathaniel Godby and Denice Harris.

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Relay for Life participants walked around the Milford High School track for 12 hours June 5 and June 6 to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Cancer survivor, Amy Meranda, front center, and her family, or as they were known at Relay for Life, “Amy’s Army,” walked the track at Milford High School June 5 and June 6 to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Meranda’s personal motto is on the back of the group’s shirts: “Smiles and laughter heal more than tears.”



Teachers from Charles Seipelt Elementary had their students paint fans that were sold at Relay for Life to raise money and awareness for Cancer research. From left are: Kindergarten teacher Christa Borchers, physical education teacher Carrie Geis and special education teacher Christina Hinchliffe showing off some of the students’ work on the fans at their tent June 5 during Relay for Life at Milford High School.

Hannah Spieles is graduating from The University of Cincinnati June 13. She became involved with Relay for Life while a student at UC, but chose to participate in Milford High School’s Relay for Life June 5 because she liked the community feel of it. Spieles helped set up luminaries for ceremony later that night.


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CNE FFA has two state winners

By Kellie Nause

CNE FFA correspondent

Kelli Bowling, Catie Morrison and Kellie Nause, three members of the Clermont Northeastern FFA Chapter, accompanied by their advisor, David Jelley, attended the 82nd annual Ohio FFA State Convention April 30 and May 1 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio FFA Convention is composed of five sessions in which FFA members from around the state come together to discuss premier leadership, personal growth and career issues – otherwise known as the FFA mission. The theme of this year’s FFA Convention was “Lead Out Loud,” and the FFA members recognized at this year’s state convention demonstrated what it means to be a true leader, to really “Lead Out Loud” and create a positive influence in their community.

The FFA members visited the State House April 30, had a conference call with State Rep. Danny Bubp, and had a meeting with Senator Tom Niehaus’ aide. During these meeting, topics such as the importance of education, government, leadership and military careers were discussed. The FFA members later attended the second session of the FFA Convention, and were inspired by motivational speakers as well as fellow Ohio FFA members in the Ohio FFA talent show. Some FFA members shared the speeches that got them to the public speaking finals. The trip came to a close May 1 when CNE FFA members Shelby Gacek and Tanner Sumner received their State FFA Degrees, the highest honor given to high school FFA members. Receiving these awards shows that these FFA members have high leadership skills, along with many district, state and national activities.


Parlez-vous français?

Milford High School French students Karen Kuhn, left, and Jon Dezarn, right, have received scholarships to attend a specialized conference at the Ohio Foreign Language Association. Both expressed an interest to their teacher Samantha Pittenger center, about seeking a future career involving the French language.

Junior high band finishes good year The Milford Junior High School Concert Band completed the school year with a performance at the Ohio Music Education Association District XIV Concert Band Contest. In January, the MJHS Concert Band was one of only three junior high school concert bands from the state of Ohio to be selected to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Conference at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

The OMEA Concert Band Contest was May 14 at Turpin High School. The MJHS Concert Band performed selections from the Class A list, which is the most challenging level of music for this contest. Their selections included “Improvement March” (Bennett/Clark), “Shaker Variants” (Del Borgo) and “The Phantom of Dark Hollow” (Sheldon). The band received a Superior rating from the judges, the highest possible rating.


University of Cincinnati – Fred Ahrens, Naseem Almezel, Brenna Bartoszek, Wendy Brabant, Benjamin Burns, Bethany Burwinkel, Katie Couture, Jessica Dennis, Chandler Dethy, Kyra Eversmann, Eric Friedstrom, Ellen Irvin, Connie Jo Janka, Corey Johnson, Jill Kaltenhauser, Andrew Klinker, Mackenzie Kruger, Mario Magliano, Deidre Noiman, Leigh

Ann Pansch, Lindsey Pigg, Eric Roeder, Mike Sanders, Alex Sheelit, Heather Taylor, Gregory Toth and Rachel Yeary.

Dean’s list

Nicole Buhr has been named to the 2010 spring semester at Ashland University. She is the daughter of Gerald and Sutton Buhr of Milford.

May Crowning


During May, Catholics honor Mary, the mother of Jesus, by laying flowers at the feet of a statue of her and placing a crown of flowers upon her head. The sixth, seventh and eighth graders at St. Andrew - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School held their annual May Crowning in St. Andrew Church May 7. The ceremony included the recitation of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary and other traditional Marian prayers and songs. Here, eighth grader Leah Callahan crowns Mary.

HONOR ROLLS Archbishop McNicholas High School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.


Dean’s List – Emily Bradley, Christopher Bresler, Sarah Buhr, Shannon Coffey, Peter English, Haley Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fraiz, Brian Frenzel, Deanne Gauch, Clare Grall, Kathleen Hiltz, Marcella Isemann, Mathew Johnson, Robert Kuhlman, Anne Kunkler, Austen Leach, Erin Morrisroe, Amanda Murphy, Rachel Neltner, Chelsea Ritter, Joseph Schoettelkotte, Sabrina Smyth, Samantha Tucci, Austin Van Dusen, Mariah Vraniak, Yiyang Zhang and Brittany Zumach. First Honors – Jillian Bloemer, Lauren Bridges, Lucas Custer, Margaret Daly, Evann Farrell, Daniel Hermanns, Kathleen Johnstone, Alyssa Leyritz, Jonathan Martin, Kathryn Martin, Nam Nguyen, Sarah Rudolph, Jillian Ruhe, Jennifer Severyn, Erin Sheehy, David Sweet, Audrey Trauth, Nicole Waits and Lydia Wall. Second Honors – Hannah Aicholtz, Chase Bauer, Elizabeth Birk, Andrew Boppel, Delores Bosse, Jordan Bossman, Jesse Bramble, Meghan Bush, Emily Castellini, Maria Chambers, Hannah Christmann, Anna Christy, Leah Curran, Ryan Curran, Laith David, James Deighen, Daniel DelVecchio, Evan Druffel, Jarred Dumford, Caroline Eldridge, Donald Esz, Emily Feck, Maureen Fehn, Justin Flynn, Dylan Gerding, Timothy Gormly, Jeffrey Griffiths, Kaitlyn Grogan, Alex Hay, Dakota Hoffman, James Hofmann, Jennifer Hueneman, Yeonjae Hwang, Craig Hyson, Charles Ingram, Robert Jubak, Colleen Kelly, Jill

Kent, Emily King, Allison Kirby, Jakob Kuebler, Andrew Lamping, Jung Lee, Christopher Luehrmann, Matthew Luehrmann, Sara Maloney, Carolyn Martin, Kevin McClellan, Haley Mehring, Jeffrey Miller, Jessica Murphy, Dakota Neff, Duong Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Carmen Ostermann, Marie Paquette, Anna Pieper, Alex Rechtin, Morgan Rice, Felicia Rinaldi, Holly Roberto, Richard Rogers, Teresa Rudy, Alessandro Savoia, Elizabeth Scheidler, Adam Schmalz, Zachary Schmidt, Alexander Schneider, Jeffrey Schnirring, Nathan Semancik, Andrew Sherman, Margaret Snyder, Abigail Stapp, Chelsea Stegman, Jacob Tetrault, Chloe Tippmann, Evan Whalen, Samantha Whitmore and Annie Wolfer.


Dean’s List – Jeffrey Archer, Austin Baurichter, Anna Bloemer, Jacob Boehm, Connor Brumfield, Lauren Clark, Leanna Cooper, Molly Cremons, Alexandra Day, John Dooling, Christopher Dorson-King, Allison Ecker, Anne Farwick, Lucy Frey, Sarah Hayes, Donovan Herbert, Joseph Horan, James Hunt, Nicholas Hunt, Zachary Jubak, William Keri, Nicole Latreille, Emily Lehnhoff, Dustin Mai, Michaela Meakin, Jesse Mehring, Claire Motz, Matthew Mowery, Sarah Nimmo, Alexander Nyktas, William Otto, Mitchell Poole, Mary Jane Sandmann, Jill Schmidt, Ashley Schneider, Andrew Schrand, Nicholas Schweickart, Sterling Shaw, Andrew Sorrels, Katherine Streit, Jennifer Taylor, Patricia Walsh, Gretchen Weber, Rebecca Weisshaar, Allison Woll and Jamie Zumach. First Honors – Maximillian Becker, Samuel Cardosi, Eric Cox, Lauren Cox, Heather Denison, Nina DeSalvo, Kevin Easley,

Megan Gilene, Ryan Haynes, Justin Hebeler, Alli Hehemann, Maria Hornsby, Hallie Jenkins, Cody Kramer, Stephanie Krusling, Cheyenne Meyer, Johnathan Monsey, Courtney Murphy, Nicole Piening, Carly Quehl, Chelsea Rohlfs, Kati Sinclair, Andrew Tepe, Katelyn Tomblin, Nora Vonder Meulen and Megan Whitesell. Second Honors – Grant Barry, Samantha Billington, Zachary Bolling, Evan Boychan, Nicholas Brandes, Samuel Bruno, Austin Buettner, Brian Burke, Michael Callahan, Margaret Cowens, Jessica DeLuca, Sara Eby, Emily England, Eric Ernst, Paul Estes, Danielle Ferris, Payne Fisher, Gerald Fitzgerald, Mackenzie Frank, Jacob Grieco, Emily Haas, Savannah Heekin, Kevin Hoffman, Jessica Kaising, Sarah Kaising, Timothy Klatte, David Lawrence, Sarah Lott, Natasha Lovely, Ashley Mackey, Michelle Mersman, Alexandria Miller, Timothy Mottola, Kevin Newman, Matthew Norrish, Grant Pharo, Austin Pierce, Robert Rice, Julia Salyers, Rebecca Schaller, Lauren Schenz, Peter Schmitt, Matthew Schneider, Hannah Schoolfield, Bradley Sherman, Rachel Smith, Michael Staderman, Matthew Staubach, Elizabeth Tabet, George Tabet, Jessica Tiettmeyer, Michael Voet and Ryan Wampler.


Dean’s List – Edwin Allgeier, Katelyn Barger, Amanda Bradley, Alexandra Burkart, Gabriella Camacho, Jonathan Castleman, Eric Cornelius, Luke Eveler, Jennifer Foltz, Jenna Heitker, Charles Jorden, Kimberly Kollsmith, Karley Miller, Michael Nimmo, Taylor Roberts, Jennifer Ruhe, Stephanie Schmidt, Theresa Schneider, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Dillon Stanfield, Rachel Wadell and Elizabeth Zofkie.

First Honors – Molly Cardosi, Daniel Cole, Maggie Dames, Savanna Espelage, Kara Frey, Christine Graham, Natalie Grever, Maxwell Harmon, Allison Hickman, Molly Hiltz, Craig Kaimer, Michelle LeMaster, Kelsey Mueller, Claire O’Malley, Ryan Pachuta, Olivia Randolph, Jennifer Siemer and Aaron Vennemeyer. Second Honors – Bryan Bohl, Tara Bramble, Rachel Buhr, Bishop Burton, Andrew Bush, Clare Byrd, Jennifer Christman, Maria Clark, Ryan Coldiron, Courtney Curran, Rosalie Daly, Caroline Dill, Katelyn Dornbach, Lana Elfar, Emily Forsthoefel, Christine Foster, Albert Friend, John Gauch, Seth Gerke, Robert Goldsberry, Andrew Hall, Christopher Hamad, Sydney Hardoerfer, Joshua Harness, Brenna Hartwell, Melina Hazzard, Jacob Headings, Jenna Hebeler, Rebecca Heise, Lindsey Hladky, Sophie Huston, Stephen Hykle, Lauren Jacobs, Aaron Jenkins, Anna Kennedy, Kaitlin Kenney, Christina Lehn, Joshua Lewis, Kyle Lewis, Courtlynn Lindsay, Veronica Lopreato, Erica Luedtke, Henry Mackay, Ali Miller, Marissa Mocahbee, Enkhchimeg Munkhsaikhan, Amanda Muse, Zachary Petrosky, Alexandra Quitter, Claire Redington, Patrick Rehl, Daniel Roeding, Bradley Rolfes, John Sandmann, Samantha Scheidler, Tyler Seibert, Gretchen Semancik, Lindsay Shepherd, Haley Stultz, Benjamin Sullivan, Stacey Thompson, Matthew Vieth, Sarah Wampler, Emily Wesselkamper, David Wiesenhahn and Adam Zalewski.


Dean’s List – Leah Bartel, Abigail Block, Michele Cabell, Maria Clark, Anna Crooker, Patrick DiSalvio, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Stefan Games, Kate Gorman, Anna Heineke,

Savannah Hisch, Danielle Lynd, Mykaela Moller, Katherine Paeltz, Daniel Poole, Katherine Rogers, Scott Sage, Lauren Scott, Madeline Scott, Megan Simmons, Micaela Taylor, Alexandra Thul and Katherine Weiler. First Honors – Sarah Bouley, Lee Brandon, Mackenzie Curran, Rachele DeLuca, Courtney Dunne, Rebecca Evans, Kayla Fritz, Matthew Gabbard, Samantha Gabbard, Sarah Haas, Riley Johnstone, Matthew Ketchum, Katherine King, Haley Kocisko, Antonio Losekamp, Margaret Luther, Evan McPhillips, Nicole Moser, Jessica Osterday, Kendall Powers, Christian Ray, Corey Shrader, Brandon Stout, Drew Timmons, Paul Wilson and Grant Witte. Second Honors – Kayla Ackerman, Kelsey Anderson, Ian Baker, Samuel Bechtol, Samuel Becker, Rita Beckman, Brandon Bucksath, Kyle Cardone, Hannah Carey, Devin Carmosino, Olivia Cox, Richard Day, Cassidy Deimling, Tristan Dumont, Alexandra Enders, Austin Ernst, Kevin Fagin, Sarah Fay, Matthew Forsthoefel, Elizabeth Gaffney, Morgan Gardner, Ann Gilfilen, Daniel Guerrette, Jiahui Guo, Maxwell Havlis, Patrick Henry, Ashley Hickey, Daniel Hoffman, Haley Homan, Peter Huffman, Joshua Jubak, Erin Kaising, Allison Kamphaus, Hannah Katzenstein, Marissa Kidwell, Natalie Klein, Lauren Lamping, Alexander Lankester, Jacob Lind, Brooke Logan, Courtney Mai, Theodore Mayer, Alison Meineke, Alyssa Miller, Elise Moeller, Emily Nalepka, Joy Neltner, Paige Noday, Molly Norrish, Bretton Rossmann, Matthew Ryan, Elizabeth Salyers, Stephen Sarky, Anna Sarra, Kathryn Scheidler, Alex Sharkey, Matthew Siemer, Alexander Stern, Edward Tekulve, Alexander Tomblin, Jack Wagner, Kevin Williams, Ryan Winkler, Corey Witsken and Evan Yannetti.



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Prewitt represents Goshen in East-West all-star game By Mark Chalifoux

David Prewitt was one of the senior standouts for the SBC champion Goshen football team. A force running the ball on offense and a terror on defense, Prewitt was selected to represent Goshen in the annual East-West High School Football AllStar game at Kings High School. The Community Press recently caught up with Prewitt to talk to him about his career and the honor of playing in the

Doerger recalls Sylvester brothers, Tabler Though Jerry Doerger was hesitant to single out his favorite players of all-time, the coach still had a shortlist including Mike Sylvester, Steve Sylvester and Buddy Bell at Moeller and Pat Tabler at McNick. “Bobby Knight was in my class recruiting Tabs,” Doerger said of Pat. “But then the New York Yankees drafted him in the first round (in 1976) and that was that.” Tabler went on to play for five Major League Baseball teams from 1981 to 1992. Buddy Bell also played for five teams during his MLB career, which spanned 1972 to 1989 and included a stint with the Cincinnati Reds from 1985 to 1988. Mike Sylvester of Milford went on to win a silver medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow playing for the Italian team and was a professional basketball player from 1977 to 1990 on teams throughout Italy. Steve Sylvester of Milford played in the National Football League for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1975 to 1983 after playing college football at Notre Dame. “He wasn’t too bad at basketball either,” Doerger joked of the football star. Led by legendary coach Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame won a National Championship in 1973 during Steve’s days with the Fighting Irish. Led by John Madden and Tom Flores, Steve and the Raiders won Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. “I have a letter from Steve Sylvester that’s probably the greatest letter I ever got. He was comparing me to his great coaches (including Parseghian, Madden and Gerry Faust) and he listed me above them in helping build his character and success,” Doerger said. “To be listed in the same sentence, and even above those guys, was incredible.”

game. How much does it mean to you to be selected for the East-West game? I was very honored to be chosen to play in the game. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. What was your favorite Goshen football memory? Probably my senior year when we beat New Richmond and won the league title. They were undefeated and no one thought we could beat them and we did it. That’s something I will always remember. Right

before half-time they were driving with about 20 seconds left and we stopped them on the 1-yard line and that’s when I knew we could take them. You played offense and defense, which do you pre fer? I like defense. I like the mentality you have to have to play defense. You can’t care, you just go as hard as you can to get the guy with the ball. I like getting to hit people. Who has been the biggest influence on your

career? My parents. They always believed in me and always taught me that nothing in life is given to you. You always have to work hard for everything you have. That’s something I’ve based my life on. What advice would you give younger players? Never let people tell you the things you can’t do. Always try to prove people wrong and never stop working hard. If you never work to be good, you will never be good at anything.


Goshen’s David Prewitt takes the field for the East-West All-Star game Thursday, June 10. Taking a slight lead in the series, the East All-Star team improved its record to 18-17 at the 35th Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star football game. The series was knotted at 17-17 before the East defeated the West, 21-13, during the annual grudge match Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School.

Doerger seeking one more coaching job Jerry Doerger, a Cincinnati coaching legend with a career spanning more than half a century, is looking for one last chance to shape young minds and meld successful basketball players. On the cusp of his 74th birthday and with 540 wins in tow, Doerger is hoping to find a home for his oldschool style, he said. “I’m wide open for the upcoming season,” Doerger said, who turns 74 Wednesday, June 30. “I feel like I have a few more years left in me and if someone is looking for an old coach that still has something left, I would certainly consider it.” Doerger’s 540-career wins rank 20th all-time in the state of Ohio for varsity boys basketball coaches. Former St. Xavier coach Dick Berning is No. 16 with 568 wins and is the next highest Cincinnati coach on the list. A seven-year stint at the helm of Clermont Northeastern’s program came to an end for Doerger following the 2009-2010 winter season, which saw the coach suspended for his final game with the Rockets. An altercation with a CNE senior and the student’s father Feb. 20 led to Doerger’s suspension and soon after Rocket administrators announced the decision to replace Doerger. “Coach Doerger was informed several weeks ago that Clermont Northeastern was going in another direction with our boys basketball program,” CNE Superintendent Neil Leist said via e-mail Wednesday, May 19. At the time of the Feb. 20 incident, CNE Principal Matt Earley and athletic director Charlie Tackett declined to comment about the altercation and the team’s four seniors did not return messages seeking comment. Doerger, who did com-

ment about the incident in a March 3 story in the Community Press, said there was no physical Anthony a l t e r c a t i o n Amorini with either Reporter’s the senior or notebook his father. “It leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I’m not mad at anybody,” Doerger said of the suspension. “I just hope that’s not my last coaching memory.” But long before his tumultuous end at CNE, there was the beginning of what would become an unforgettable career. Doerger still remembers the first team he coached: A 37-0 middle school team consisting of seventh- and eighth-graders at St. Columban in the winter of 19551956. A 1954 Roger Bacon graduate, Doerger was just out of high school and still searching for his calling, he said. Working full-time at a lumber yard, Doerger was unable to make daily practices from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Out of necessity, he successfully taught his young players to drill from 4 p.m. to 4:30 without supervision. “We didn’t have enough practice time to just be sitting around waiting on me,” Doerger joked. Doerger remembers one day in particular when Ed Kluska – coach of the Xavier University football team during its most successful span including a 35-12-2 record from 1947-1951 – stopped him after practice. Kluska had a son on the team and was impressed with the squad’s ability to focus for half an hour on its own before Doerger’s arrival.

Big Fish: McNick’s Wilson on Doerger Chris Wilson, a 1995 McNicholas High School graduate, recounted a story about the McNick Rockets traveling to the University of Cincinnati’s Shoemaker Center in preparation for one of its trips to state. Wilson and McNick went to the state Final Four twice while playing for Doerger from 1991 to 1995. Bob Huggins’ Bearcats were just wrapping up practice when the Rockets arrived and Huggins stopped his team in the middle of a rebounding drill to acknowledge Doerger, Wilson said. “He gathered his team around and said ‘Gentlemen, this is the best coach, high school or college, in the state of Ohio,’” Wilson remembered. “You can ask 99 percent of my 1995 team what they learned while playing for Coach Doerger and you’ll get the same answer. “Go hard no matter what you are doing in life. There is no other way to play basketball, study, raise your kids or love your family and friends,” Wilson said. “(Kluska) couldn’t believe the kids were working the drills without a coach for such a long time,” Doerger said. “He told me I should look into getting a coaching job and the rest is history.” When Doerger was inducted into the McNicholas High School Athletic Hall of Fame three years ago, 11 of 12 players from the undefeated 1955 St. Columban team attended the ceremony. “It was amazing that all those guys made it,” Doerger said. “I’ll never forget that (37-0) number. It’s the only undefeated team I ever coached.” It’s safe to assume Doerger successfully found his calling seeing as 55 years have passed and he still yearns to lead young men into battle on the hardwood. “I’m a basketball coach, plain and simple,” Doerger said. Doerger became a high school coach in 1962 when he was named as the freshmen coach at a brand new Cincinnati institution, Moeller High School. Moeller opened in 1960. By the 1965-1966 winter season, Doerger was the varsity head coach at Moeller, where he would remain until taking an assis-

tant coaching job at the collegiate level under Xavier Musketeer head coach George Krajack in 1970. But Krajack left in 1971 – just one year after Doerger joined the program – which left him without a team for the first time in his career. “After that I was out of coaching for five years. And it was in my so-called prime,” Doerger joked. “I took over my dad’s job (as a cemetery superintendent at St. John Cemetery and St. Mary Cemetery in St. Bernard), but I always knew I would coach again someday.” That day arrived in the winter of 1975-1976 when Doerger began a 29-year stint as the head coach at McNicholas High School. The McNick Rockets went to the state Final Four on five occasions during Doerger’s tenure. “The 1983-1984 season when we first went to state at McNick comes to mind,” Doerger said when asked about his fondest coaching memories. And as for his favorite players? “I’ve just had so many great ones. And not just great players, but great kids who turned into exceptional men,” Doerger said. For Doerger, building

character and teaching his players how to be great people in addition to great players was always the goal, he said. “I wanted them to be good basketball players, but I was also going to make the best person I could make out of them and I think I was pretty successful with that,” Doerger said. For the most part, I think generations of Doerger’s former players would agree. “I have never and will never forget the lessons, basketball and life, that were instilled in us (by Coach Doerger),” 1995 McNicholas graduate and Pierce Township resident Chris Wilson said via e-mail. McNick went to the state Final Four on two occasions during the time Wilson played for Doerger from 1991 to 1995. “If outsiders think that Jerry is abrasive and wired now, you should have seen him during the years that I played for him,” Wilson said. “But here’s the thing: He is a basketball coach, a leader and a winner.” One day, Doerger may well land in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as one-of-39 boys’ coaches in state history to win at least 500 games. But coaches must be retired for one full season before being eligible for induction into the hall, according to the organization’s website, and Doerger isn’t planning on making that announcement in the near future. “That would be a big honor and I think I’m on the list of current candidates,” Doerger said of the hall of fame. “But I’m not quite ready to retire yet.” Anthony Amorini is a senior sports reporter for The Community Press. You can reach him at aamorini@

CNE hires Mummert to replace Doerger The approval of Steve Mummert, former assistant under Jerry Doerger, as the head varsity boys’ basketball coach at Clermont Northeastern High School marks the start of a new era for the Rockets.

Mummert was approved by the Clermont Northeastern Board of Education as the new Rockets’ varsity boys coach Thursday, May 20, during a board meeting. Clermont Northeastern officials kept their comments about the sit-

uation short in the build-up to the coaching change. “Coach Doerger was informed several weeks ago that Clermont Northeastern was going in another direction with our boys basketball program,” CNE Superinten-

dent Neil Leist said via e-mail May 19. Charlie Tackett, athletic director for the Rockets, reiterated Leist’s statement. “We have decided to go in another direction and upon

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approval by the Clermont Northeastern board (Thursday, May 20), a new coach will be hired,” Tackett said in an e-mail May 18. Steve Mummert is married to CNE school board member Jayne Mummert.



Sports & recreation

June 16, 2010

Signature move


Hot shots


Laurin McClure, Milford High School senior, signs her letter of commitment to swim for Ashland University where she plans to study early childhood education. McClure was a four-year varsity swimmer and a two-time letter winner in cross country. She was named to the 2010 All FAVC second team in swimming, helping the Eagles capture last season's conference crown. McClure received the Milford Athletic Department Eagle Award her senior year for hard work, dedication and discipline in swimming. From left are Milford Head Swimming Coach Gary Tameris, Laurin McClure, and her mom, Elizabeth McClure. PROVIDED

Columban champs

The St. Columban sixth-grade girls’ volleyball team wins the 2010 CYO League Championship for their division, ending the season 27-3. From left, kneeling are Jessie Gries and Clara Hendy. In middle are Katie Fasola, Megan Mansour, Alyssa Stahl, Frankie Dailey and Olivia Carroll. In back are Coach Tricia Gries, Lauren Mansour and Coach Michele Hendy. Not pictured are players Carlee Mahan and Hanna Olberding.

The Zach Strief “Dream Big” Fourth Annual Football Camp


Saturday June 26th and Sunday June 27th from 10:30 – 3:00 For Grades 3-8 Located at Milford High School Cost $65.00. Includes Lunch, Camp T-Shirt, Wristbands and Water Bottles. Zach Strief and other players will be in attendance to help coach.

Zach will have his Super Bowl Ring and will sign autographs 2:30 – 4:00 Saturday June 26th *

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Tealtown Hot Shots celebrates winning the fastpitch tournament in Monroe with a final win over Mason (15-3), the U12 Hot Shots went 4-0 to win SOGFSA fastpitch softball tournament in Monroe on April 17-18. Team members include, in front row, from left, Lindsey Sweatland, Kelly Simon, Makenna Lavatori, Brandi Brock, Sara Chesley and Amanda Fleckinger. In middle are Kristen Meyer, Diana Jordan, Kendall Kaiser, Haley Kilgore, Ashley Collins, MacKenzie Hultz. In back are Coaches Al Fleckinger, Tara Kaiser, Ron Jordan, and Wendy Lucas. Not shown due to injury is Allison Flanigan.

OVGA features new high school tour The Ohio Valley Golf Association is entering its seventh season and 2010 will be the first year to feature the new High School Tour designed specifically for high schoolers between seventh through 12th grade for the 2010-11 school year. The OVGA Tour will feature 21 events from May to September. The season will feature four majors – OVGA Masters at Legendary Run, Tri-State Open at Stonelick Hills, Dayton Open at Heatherwoode and the Highlander Cup at Walden Ponds. Elks Run will host the annual EastWest Cup, which will once again settle the argument over which side in Cincinnati is the best side for golf. The Conquest Cup playoffs bring the season to a close in September with three events leading up to the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). The OVGA schedule for the 2010 season follows.

Regular season:



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Saturday, June 19 – Stonelick Hills (10:30 start) – major. Saturday, June 26 – Grand Victoria (9:00 start). Sunday, June 27 – World Am Qualifier at Grand Victoria (9 a.m. start). Saturday, July 3 – off week. Sat/Sun, July 10-11 – Elks Run – East West Cup. Saturday, July 17 – Sharon Woods (TBA). Saturday, July 24 - Deer Run (7 a.m. start). Saturday, July 31 – Heatherwoode (1 p.m. shotgun) – major. Sunday, Aug. 8 – Weatherwax (TBA). Saturday, Aug. 14 – off week. Sunday, Aug. 22 – Walden Ponds

(TBA) –major. Sunday, Aug. 29 – Boone Links (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 5 – Lassing Pointe (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 12 – Aston Oaks (9 a.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 19 – Mill Course (TBA). Saturday, Sept. 25 – Grizzly (8:30 a.m. start) – tour Championship day one. Sunday, Sept. 26 – Grizzly (1:24 p.m.start) – tour Championship day two.


Sunday, Oct. 3 – Hueston Woods (9 a.m. start) – Stewart Invitational. Sunday, Oct. 10 – Yankee Trace (11a.m. start) – President’s Cup.

High school tour

The OVGA High School Tour tees off for the first time in 2010. The season will consist of nine tournaments beginning on April 24 and running through July 26. Two majors will be played at Crooked Tree and Grand Victoria, the Junior East-West Cup at Blue Ash and the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). 2010 Tour Schedule, including date, location, time and cost: June 21 – Wildwood 8 am $30 June 26 – Grand Victoria 9 am $40 July 5 – Becket Ridge 12 pm $30 July 12 – Blue Ash 9 am $30 July 25 – Grizzly 12 pm $30 July 26 – Grizzly 10 am $30 All proceeds from the two tours benefit Building Blocks For Kids. The OVGA has raised more than $30,000 for local charities since 2004.

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Extend walking community

The headline for Wednesday, June 9, 2010: “Miami Twp. gets sidewalks,” is certainly welcome news. The opportunity for students to walk to Mulberry Elementary School should save the Milford school district some money on busing. The cost of a crossing guard on Buckwheat Road should be less money than

the cost of running buses and paying drivers. However, I question why it was not mentioned that students could also walk to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School and St. Mark’s Lutheran School, both located on Buckwheat Road and recipients of new sidewalks in front of their schools. If Miami Township was serious about the project, the sidewalks

Music competition fun, educational I saw instruments rise out of the corner of my eye, and each of them seemed to reflect the light above. We sat in a classroom with a judge, and we were confident, but nervous. We had been practicing for a while now, and yet I sensed some nervousness from my fellow instrument players. My tuba-playing friend caught my eye and we smiled. The judge told us whenever we were ready, and steadily, I said, “1…, 2 …, ready … ” and took a deep breath, along with the other five people playing in the sextet with me. Instantly, we began to play flawlessly, and it was never more beautiful then it was at that moment … that very moment. I seemed lost in the music, and suddenly, it was the second to last measure. I held my note and looked at my friend who plays trombone, and then we all finished together, me cutting us off. Almost nothing was more exciting than participating in the Ohio Music Education Association District XIV JHS Solo and Ensemble Contest April 10. Lots of kids were involved. Milford Junior High School band director Paul Schrameck said, “Participation varies from year to year. This year we had over 50 students involved, which was down a little bit from last year. Many of our 8th Grade Band members were unable to participate due to a conflict with the Junior Honor Society trip. Last year we had over 80 students involved.” Madeira band director Wes Woolard said about 1,200 kids participated in the last contest. Each student is allowed to par-


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ticipate in up to three events. You could play a solo and two ensembles or just a solo or just an ensemble. This contest was for junior high kids to show off their talents and get rated on how well they did. Both band directors think kids have fun. “I do think they have fun. They get to perform a piece of music that they have been working very hard on. Even if they don’t receive a ‘1’ I think that they see the results of their hard work,” said Woolard. Schrameck said, “Solo and Ensemble Contest requires a lot of preparation, but I think it is a very rewarding experience. It is a very different experience from playing in a full band situation, because there is only one person per part. Therefore, it is much more demanding on the individual to really know their part so they are confident enough to play the independent part. The students who participate definitely enjoy the experience.” The students had fun, and it was a good experience. They know the feeling of getting up in front of an audience and performing, either alone or in groups. If you were in a group, you learned about other people’s parts, because you had to rely on them. If you had a solo, you had to rely on yourself. This competition was great, and taught a lot to those who performed. Natalie Brady is a seventh-grader at Milford Junior High School. She plays the trumpet in the seventh- and eighth-grade band.

between 80 and 130 people who are on various waiting lists Sharon and/or who are Woodrow about to leave our Community school programs and who are not Press guest currently receiving columnist needed support from our agency, will be able to get it. We also can continue to enroll babies from birth to age 3 with developmental delays for early intervention services – a real blessing to their families and a key to a more typical childhood. It is our hope everyone who voted for us realizes that you supported real people with real life situations. We don’t always get a chance to make such a difference in people’s lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Sharon Woodrow is the superintendent of Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.




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would have extended to run the length of Buckwheat Road, from Ohio 131 to Ohio 28, allowing residents of Shenadoah Trace, Linden Creek and Tall Oaks to walk to Live Oaks vocational school, and truly take us in the right direction of a walking community. Chris Lemmon Mt. Vernon Drive Miami Township

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Summer in Milford is always a treat, especially if you like to watch road tar blister, catch kitschy celebrations, or worry about city council going off course. The Milford Frontier Days parade stopped traffic for several hours yet again this year. Not much has changed since I used to take my daughter to see in the 1990s. There were lots of kids in the parade; and lots of kids standing on the curb cheering and shouting out to their “peeps” on the march. Good to see the progeny can still break away from the TV and video games long enough to stand outside for a while. I did notice that there is a Goshen Horse Detective Agency (they sponsored a float in the parade). It’s good to know that there is competent help for our city just in case we need some investigatin’ that requires finding clues and stuff. You never know. The festival itself is a fascinating sociological artifact (for those who enjoy watching micro-cultures intermix), but it is better savored as a moment of meaningless frivolity – especially the food. While one would seldom make such foodstuffs a staple of the diet,

those Frontier Days’ snacks are a comfort for the Midwestern soul – even if they do tend towards being a health hazard. There’s comfort food, Len Harding nostalgic music quiet, just Community (not nostalgic), goofy Press guest games, people columnist milling around, kids clambering all over the rides as if Kings Island had stopped by for a while, and people you cannot believe everywhere. Meanwhile, council is gripped by a great controversy – can the mayor appoint himself (does he have the power [!]) to a committee without the consent of council? This, my friends, is the issue that has their attention. Not zoning improvements, not planning for development of the riverfront area, not adopting sustainable building code amendments, not creating bike routes so seniors can get out and about while getting exercise, and certainly not investigatin’ their own self-enmeshment in conflicts of

interest (although the clues are as numerous as road apples after the parade). Nope, we get treated to passionate attacks on trivial issues. Milford is a wonderful place to live. We tell ourselves that all the time. But when it comes time to actually reinforce or support the story with action, council dithers these days. In the past, council pulled together and pulled our chestnuts out of the proverbial fire. These days council seems a bit more amenable to developers’ issues – this is not good. Developers can take care of themselves; it is the individual residents who look to council for protection. I’m not so sure everyone “gets” this. Now that they can grandstand before the TV cams, their language trends toward bombastic while their ideas wander clueless. Not to worry though, I got the phone number of the Goshen Horse Detectives – I’ll turn it over to council one of these days. Right now I’m waiting to see just how inane things can get: Hey, it beats watching hot tar blister. Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

Try to balance mental, physical health Have you ever felt stressed or overwhelmed with all the things going on in your life? Have you noticed that when you feel stressed, you also can feel anxious and irritable and have physical symptoms such as a headache or backache? Mental and physical health are closely connected and one impacts the other. Mental health is essential to the overall health and wellbeing of every person. But, what exactly is the relationship between these components of health, and what are the components of a healthy body and healthy mind? The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease … ” Mental health can be defined as the way you think and feel and your ability to deal with life’s stressors and all the ups and downs you face. One health model suggests looking at the balance between mental and physical health when assessing wellbeing, including increasing activity in one area to offset an

over-emphasis in another. For example, someone who is working long hours at the office, expending much mental energy, and possiLee Ann bly heading Watson towards burnout, may be advised to Community incorporate more Press guest physical exercise columnist and relaxation into his/her lifestyle to bring the wellness system back into balance. What can you do to take care of your mental health and create mental wellness? Recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns is the first step to achieving mental wellness. Be aware of your body’s cues regarding your stress level. Are you having difficulty sleeping at night? Are you irritable or having difficulty concentrating? It may seem simple, but take time to relax and do something you enjoy, whether

CHATROOM Last week’s question:

What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry?

“‘Pieces of April,’ by Three Dog Night. I associate the song with the death of my beloved younger brother in an auto accident in 1973, and I cannot hear it without crying.” B.B.

June 2 questions

What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “The best advice dad ever gave me was when he was teaching me to drive (and yes, I follow it every single time I get in a car): ‘Always anticipate that The Other Guy is going to do something stupid.’ That advice has gotten me out of more situations than I can count. Thanks, Dad!” J.D.

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CCDD thanks voters for approving levy The Clermont Board of Developmental Disabilities, and the people and families we serve, want to express our appreciation to this community for supporting our .9mill replacement levy. What does this really mean, one might ask? Well first of all it means that some permanently lost funding from tangible personal property tax and from electric deregulation can be replaced. That money, slightly over $1 million, has been a part of the foundation of our funding which supports our current programs and services, and it has been steadily declining. With the additional cuts to state dollars we’ve received, as well as the possibility of more cuts in future state budgets, we were seriously concerned with how we could sustain our services. Now we were looking at the reality that, besides no interruption or change to services to individuals already receiving them, somewhere


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it’s gardening, reading a good book, or doing a fun activity with your family/friends. Make sure you get enough sleep, eat healthy, keep active, drink alcohol sensibly, keep in touch with your friends and family – that social wellness piece – prioritize what is really important to you, including family, friends, health. And ask for help when you need it. About one in five people have some type of mental health concern at some point in their lives. Whether that concern occurs as a result of losing a loved one, losing a job or “post pregnancy blues,” or even may involve a serious mental illness, help is available. The Clermont County Crisis Hotline has mental health professionals available 24/7. Call 528-SAVE for free and confidential assistance. Lee Ann Watson, Ph.D. is the associate director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, which funds the Clermont County Crisis Hotline and other community based behavioral health services in Clermont County.

This week’s question Are you happy with the condition of local parks? Which parks most need maintenance? Which parks are in the best shape? How do you plan to spend your summer? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to milford@ with “chatroom” in the subject line.



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Couple’s love grows on Bethel farm


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J.R. Ratliff, center, volunteers at the New Richmond Boys & Girls Club. With him are program staff members Thelma Priddy, left, and Brodi McCormick.

Volunteer helps kids at Boys & Girls Club By John Seney

After work every afternoon, J.R. Ratliff can usually be found coaching teenagers in basketball at the Boys & Girls Club in New Richmond. In July, he hopes to take his teams to compete in a tournament of Midwestern Boys & Girls Clubs at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. Andy Baker, director of youth development services at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County, said Ratliff first became involved in volunteer work at the West Clermont club in Amelia. Ratliff, who lives in Amelia, came into the club in 2005 to talk about his son, who was involved in the club programs. “He asked if he could spend some time at the club with his son,” Baker said. “From that day on he never left.” Ratliff helped at the West Clermont club for four years, even serving as a paid employee for a while until his position was eliminated because of budget cuts. But he continued coming as a volunteer. “All the kids love him,” Baker said. Earlier this year, the Boys & Girls Clubs wanted to start a basketball program at the New Richmond location, and

Ratliff agreed to accept the challenge. “He has a love of basketball,” Baker said. Ratliff gets the kids in shape and teaches teamwork. “He is a really good mentor,” Baker said. “Basketball is a vehicle he uses to teach life skills.” There are 11 boys and two girls in the basketball program, between the ages of 13 and 18. Ratliff said the group will be split into two teams to play in the tournament July 9 to July 11. The kids have been raising money to attend the tournament, with events such as a bake sale and car wash. They have raised about $800 so far, Ratliff said. Baker said the tournament is not just about basketball. The kids will stay in college dorms, take tours of the campuses and attend classes on healthy life skills. “It’s the first time many of these kids have been on a college campus,” Baker said. Ratliff, who works at an auto dealership, is at the gym every afternoon getting the kids ready for the tournament. “He puts countless hours into it,” Baker said. “He does it because he loves to help out.” “I enjoy kids,” Ratliff said. “I enjoy teaching them.”

For most people retirement means they can finally relax after years of getting up early and going to work every morning. Charlie and Vaunda Ernstes are not most people. The couple retired to grow vegetables at Can-Du Farm on Ohio 125 in Bethel and selling them at farmers markets throughout Greater Cincinnati. They started farming in 1993. “We lived in Morrow and wanted to get away,” Charlie said. “We found this piece of property and I decided I’d like to do something with the land other than mow it. It started out as a 50 foot by 50 foot plot and kind of went berserk.” Initially, Charlie wanted to have horses on the property, but Vaunda convinced him farming would be better. “He wanted to raise horses when he bought the farm, but he had no idea about horses so we thought vegetables would be a safer bet,” she said. “We knew we could grow a few colored peppers and then it kept growing and growing.” Now the Ernstes, who have been married for 21 years, farm about three of their 15 acres, are growing everything from loofahs to 30 varieties of peppers. “For lack of a better term it’s a hobby that got out of hand and now it’s a business,” Charlie said. “It’s fun, but it’s not something you do for money. That’s what it means when people talk

Clermont County Public Library is hosting Mystery Book Club at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. This month’s title is “Murder at the Opera” by Margaret Truman. It is open to adults. Bring a bag lunch. Call 248-0700.

Slimy or scaly?

Clermont County Park District is hosting “Slimy or Scaly” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Owensville. A naturalist leads explo-

ration of differences between reptiles and amphibians. Live animals are on display. Meet at the picnic shelter. The event is free. Call 876-9013.

Spaghetti dinner

Milford Masonic Center is hosting the Club 54 Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. It is all you can eat and includes salad, bread, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. The cost is $6 or $3 children. Call 899-3181.


The Ernstes grow loofahs on their farm, which are dried out for several days before being sold at farmers markets.

about sustainability. You have to make enough to keep going the next year.” The couple’s garlic, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, burgundy okra and onions are a big hit at the farmers’ markets where they’re sold, Charlie said. “It’s kind of neat to know you picked something that morning and they buy it fresh that afternoon,” Vaunda said. “It tastes so much better than what they get at the grocery store. You’ve grown it and picked it and that’s kind of amazing.” The Ernstes sell their vegetables at farmers’ mar-

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These patty pans squash are among the several varieties of squash grown at Can-Du Farm in Bethel.

kets in Anderson, Milford, Hyde Park, Mt. Carmel and Madeira, where they’ve formed relationships with their customers. “When we take the produce to market and talk with the customers, that’s the fun part,” Charlie said. “You get to know them. We’ve seen children grow up. We’ve seen births, deaths and marriages. All that stuff has been really neat.” Working on the farm also has brought the couple closer together. “Charlie and I work really well together,” Vaunda said. “When we’re working on projects that really helps us.” The couple also has a team of about 10 extended family members who regularly help harvest crops and care for the farm. “My son and his boy and my brothers and Vaunda’s grandchildren and children come over and help out,” Charlie said. “They all pitch in when we call them and say we need help.” Despite some of the challenges which come with running a farm, the Ernstes said they’re enjoying retirement.




Charlie Ernstes explains how garlic is hung to dry before it can be sold at the market.


Solve the mystery


Vaunda and Charlie Ernstes on their farm in Bethel.


Moles have destroyed this row of eggplant at the farm. “We didn’t know what to expect when we started,” Charlie said. “Every year is a new challenge. This year we have a mole problem. Whether it’s a bug or it’s weeds or whatever Mother Nature throws at you, there’s always a challenge. Mother Nature is very fickle.”

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Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. With half-price appitizers and drink specials. Through Sept. 30. 752-0700. Union Township.


“No Bones About It” Lecture Series, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Minning Lecture Hall. Charles Miller, M.D. presents “Hip Arthritis and Pain: Current Review of Treatment Options.” Mercy Hospital Clermont, 3000 Hospital Drive. Educational sessions from the leaders inorthopedic care on the Eastside. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 624-4784, Batavia.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “Murder at the Opera” by Margaret Truman. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Explorer’s Club, 11 a.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.


Slimy or Scaly, 6:30 p.m. Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, Naturalist leads exploration of differences between reptiles and amphibians. Live animals on display. Meet at picnic shelter. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Owensville.


Aviation Youth Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Concludes June 18, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive. Ages 13-15. Topics include basic aerodynamics, airplane operations, career opportunities, seaplanes, gliders and visit to Cincinnati International Airport. $200. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 735-9500; Batavia Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 8


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Room S143. Fred Liggett presents his coin collection. In lieu of July meeting, annual picnic is tentatively planned for 1 p.m. July 18 at Rick and Cindy’s house in Batavia. UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672. Batavia.

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


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Dave Hawkins & The Perfect Men, a mix of original songs with a few older, slightly obscure folk-rock and country-rock favorites. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Community Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts, 880 Ohio 28, Donors receive a donut and cup of coffee, and registered to win a pair of VIP Tickets to the Sting concert at Riverbend Music Center. Free. Appointments recommended. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 831-5916; Milford.


New Richmond Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore Band. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.


Basic Truth, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St. Free. 831-9888. Milford.


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


Advance Funeral Planning Seminar, 7 p.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 West Plane St. With Mark Herman and Chuck Wisby, from Nurre’s Funeral Home. Free. 734-7201. Bethel.

SHOPPING Father’s Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St. Backyard birdfeeding supplies, garden decor and gifts. Shoppers receive 10 percent off all items. 248-2044; Milford. SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Family Breakfast Meeting, 9 a.m. With guest speaker Zachary Bough. Golden Corral Eastgate, 4394 Glen Este Withamsville Road. $10 adults, $4 children. Reservations required by June 15. Presented by Business Men’s Fellowship USA Cincinnati-East Chapter. 831-2029. Eastgate. FARMERS MARKET

Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. 633-5218; Milford.


Roaring on the River Luau, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 5534146. New Richmond.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. SWS-SongwritersWorkShop: Writer/Performers include some of the following, Judy Carnes, Tim Skeen, Dave Blowers, and many more. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel. Club 54 Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Milford Masonic Center, 32 Water St. All you can eat. Includes salad, bread, dessert, soft drinks, tea and coffee. $6, $3 children. 8993181. Milford.


Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Stream Access B on Geology Trail. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Fossil Identification, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn about collection, identification and classification of fossils from Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Kids Fishing Day, 8 a.m.-noon, Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, 5595 Anstaett Road. Free fishing event for children sponsored by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ages 7-16. Free. 646-5492. Owensville.


Music Therapy Summer Camp, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Continues weekly through Aug. 6. Music Therapy Services, 8447 Beechmont Ave. Music and movement experiences designed to promote cognitive and motor skills. Led by a board-certified music therapist. Eight-week camp. Ages 5-7. $500. Registration is required by June 1. 4746064. Anderson Township.

Rites of Passage Gathering, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Father/daughter cooking class. Learn delicious simple and healthy eating. With Grailville cook Amanda Heisler and her husband, J.C. Includes meals. For girls ages 11-14 and their fathers. $40 intergenerational pair. Registration required. 6832340; Loveland.


Father’s Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Raptor Inc. volunteers show birds 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Raffle to benefit Raptor Inc. Wild About Birds, 248-2044; Milford. Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1 p.m.7 p.m. PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive. All breeds and puppies, too. P917-292-6779; Eastgate.


Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club is hosting Kids Fishing Day from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 19, at the Club, 5595 Anstaett Road, Owensville. It is a free fishing event for children sponsored by The Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Bring rod, reel and tackle. Poles are provided if you don’t have one. It is open to ages 7-16. Call 646-5492. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 1


Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. Presented by Log Cabin Herb Society. 768-6137. Jackson Township.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “A Salty Piece of Land” by Jimmy Buffett. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7342619. Bethel.


Rated G for Graphics, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Graphic Art Residency with Carol Tyler, cartoonist and published graphic novelist. Each participant will design a 4-6-panel story about himself or herself. Includes comic and narrative traditions, newspaper comics, graphic novels, manga and web comics. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.


Summer Solstice Drumming Circle, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meadow Shelter. Celebration of longest day of year with drumming and dancing. Bring instrument. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 831-1711; Union Township.


Clermont Family YMCA Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volleyball. Daily through June 25. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 7-15. $140, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 742-9622. Williamsburg Township.

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


Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners, 6 p.m. Continues weekly through July 27. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Learn about tuning, stringing, pick style, reading tablature and standard notation, chords and rhythms with Kent Mulcahy. Bring an acoustic guitar, guitar picks and tuner. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia.


Family Film Festival, 10 a.m. “Astro Boy.” Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive. Free family-friendly movies and discounted concession items. Free. 248-2169; Milford.

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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.


Explorer’s Club, 2 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, “Back to the Future and the Past.” Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-5. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7221221. Goshen. Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “Storm” directed by Hans Christian Schmid. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 7342619. Bethel. All Age Story Time, 11 a.m. Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Stories, games, crafts and music. Ages 0-6. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.


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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performs all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, in 97 minutes. It runs through June 27. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., at 719 Race St., downtown Cincinnati. Ticket prices range from $20-$26. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the CSC Box Office at 513-381-2273 or visit Pictured are: Matt Johnson, left, Chris Guthrie and Brian Isaac Phillips.


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“America I AM: The African American Imprint” touring exhibition will be on display June 19 to Jan. 2 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit shows hundreds of years of African-Americans’ contributions to the United States through various artifacts. Pictured is an example, Rosa Parks’ 1955 arrest card for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. Tickets are $12; $11, ages 60 and up; $8, ages 3-12. Member tickets are $8, adults; $5, children. Call 513-287-7000 or visit



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Al & Tipper, you really surprised us fragile? The concept of marrying, being a couple, has been quite a standard social unit throughout history. It’s the principal way the great majority of people find pleasure, cope with loneliness, and engage the deep forces of body and soul. A couple begins not with the proverbial “falling in love.” A couple begins at that usually undeterminable time when both are first aware of being chosen by the other. The couple then begins to create and form its personal relationship. As Mary Anne McPherson Oliver writes in “Conjugal Spirituality,” “This is a serious process which requires, some say, nine to 14 years, but which is in any case a highly complicated and lifelong task never really complete. Each couple must by trial and error discover its own unrepeatable

shape. The ‘being’ of a couple is not fixed but living and changing, more like a person than a piece of pottery. It will be born and grow, or languish and die.” Despite the fact that being a couple is such a natural and universal tendency, its growth and success depends on the continued willingness and commitment to be in relation. Will and choice prove to be more important than romance and feeling. Both members of a couple must act in the preservation of their relationship. Psychiatrist Dennis Lin of the Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan speaks of the Gores in USA Today, “Their relationship was probably having troubles over time, and they were less invested in each other and less invested in making this relationship work.” Analyst Dr. James Hollis


“I’m just stunned!” ‘That was the most common adjective used when the news said Al and Tipper Gore were separating. To both friends and foes they seemed a solidly married couple. This column is neither to condemn nor praise them. Such personal decisions carry too many private and unknown factors for us to judge. What we do need to acknowledge are the questions such surprising reverses bring to our minds about ourselves. Questions such as: If their marriage of 40 years ran out of fuel, can mine? If there was no secret third party for either of them, then how could it happen after sharing so much of life together? Can love last? We’re living longer, but is love dying sooner? Can’t a couple’s love grow stronger over the years and not more


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The lessons for us from the Gore separation, or whenever we encounter reversals of long-held images of others, come from honest reflection on the realities of life. Did their public and political life take away too much time from their continued growth as a couple? Does our busy life take too much away from us nurturing our relationships? Should we in the Me-Generation era come to know more about the true meaning of love? Author Mary Anne Oliver notes: “It takes creativity to

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June 16, 2010

No bones about it – dads love good ribs

It pays to mow your grass along the side of the road right before dusk. My husband, Frank, was doing just that when friend Ed Kluba, owner of Kluba Farms, was coming home from selling his produce at market. He stopped to give Frank a bountiful bunch of gourmet lettuces. What a food gift that was since we’re having company tomorrow and my spring greens have all but bolted. Ed’s lettuce will make a nice salad topped with fresh peas from our garden. And since Father’s Day is almost here, I wanted to share a favorite ribs recipe that I’ll be making for the dads in our family. Happy Dad’s Day to all of our Community Press and Recorder dads!

Rita’s grilled baby back ribs

Sprinkle the ribs with the spice rub up to a day ahead. This recipe will serve eight people. You may have leftover rub so store it in the refrigerator for up to a month.

Mix together:

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1 teas p o o n Spanish smoked paprika or regular paprika 1 teaspoon allspice

naise Hot sauce (optional)

Audrey sent this in for Eileen Coon as well. “She might like this,” Audrey said.

Mix together:

to 7 pounds meaty baby back pork ribs, cut into 6 to 7 rib slabs. Sprinkle 1 generous teaspoon of rub on each side of each slab. Put on baking sheet; cover with foil and refrigerate at least two hours or up to one day.

1 cup Miracle Whip (or mayonaise) 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 or 2 cloves garlic 3 ⁄4 cup sweet pickle relish, drained Few drops hot pepper sauce or cayenne (optional)

Easy hand-held apple ‘pies’

To grill ribs:

Carol Vanover’s sparkling punch

Carol, an Indiana reader, as some of you know, is my “oldest and bestest” friend. She is always trying new recipes with a healthy twist. She served this at a party and everyone loved it. “Not too sweet, very refreshing and good with a meal,” she said. Carol said it looked pretty, too. Adapted from one


Audrey Reinhart’s tartar sauce

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen Ribs:6

Prepare grill with medium heat. Grill ribs until tender and cooked, turning occasionally. Then brush each side generously with barbeque sauce. Continue grilling until sauce forms a sticky coating, about three minutes per side.


Ed Kluba’s freshly picked lettuce. she found online. Two 750 ml. bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled 1 liter carbonated water (Carol used seltzer), chilled 3 large oranges, thinly sliced 2 lemons, thinly sliced 6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 tablespoon sugar Ice: See Carol’s tip Put lemon and oranges in large punch bowl. Pour in thawed lemonade. Gently stir in seltzer water and sparkling cider. Add sugar to taste and add ice.



Tip: Fill a 4- to 6-cup freezable container with water and freeze. Or use ice cubes. Carol said this would look nice in a pitcher, as well.

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Let the kids help with this one for dad. If he likes nuts, add a small amount, chopped.

1 stick butter or margarine, divided 2 nice big apples, peeled, cored and diced small 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon flour Extra cinnamon mixed with a bit of white sugar for sprinkling on top (optional) Bread with crusts removed (anywhere from 12 to 15 slices) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet. Melt 1⁄2 stick butter over medium heat in large skillet.

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docket was established in June 2005 to deal with an increasing number of impaired drivers on county roadways. Thus far, the Clermont OVI Court has graduated 81 men and women. “I am proud to report that most of these individuals are now actively involved in the lives of their families and are positive role models,” said Shriver. “Today, 129 specialized dockets are used by common pleas, juvenile, munic-


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they have died. The other evening we were thinking about going to bed when a truck with a boat pulled in the driveway. When I went to the door it was a neighbor who had stopped. They had been fishing and wanted to know if we would like some bluegills. I got about a dozen and cleaned them in the basement. I took the bucket with the fish down, then came up for the filet knife and pan to put the filets in. When I went back down to start cleaning them, the cat Dixie, was setting by the bucket. As fast as I would clean a fish, he was eating the ribs. Actually faster than I was cutting them out. He would eat one, then look up at me and meow. That is the most he has ever eaten. Ruth Ann said he had no competition from Richoette. So when he had eaten all he wanted, he came up the steps to where Ruth Ann was. The other morning before we got up, Summer and Richoette were setting on the rail of the deck looking in the bedroom window for us. When I got up they jumped down and ran to the kitchen door for their breakfast. They have trained us well. It seems the weeds and grass are sure growing faster this year, whether the ground is wet or dry. If the garden vegetables would grow that fast it would be good. We haven’t been on the lake yet, hopefully we can go this week. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. The last crappie tournament they had the fish that were weighed in for first place was three pounds 15-1/2 ounces. The fishermen are catching lots of crappie but they are not nine inches as is required this year. Next year should be a good year with lots of crappie, nine inches or longer. Mike said the catfish are on a feeding spree with some big shovelhead catfish and lots of channel catfish. The bass tournament on Tuesday evening last week was won by a young feller about 16 years old. They say here comes “big Dan


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For Iris McLaren, sometimes housework has to wait. Every day she cares for her disabled husband, a Vietnam veteran, and a child with medical conditions. “I’m married, but sometimes it’s more like being a single mom. Caring for them makes it hard to keep up on everything with the house,” McLaren said. But she got a little help Thursday, June 10, when four ShareFest volunteers came to help with some cleaning and yard work.

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with smaller house chores and local organizations, including the city of Milford and Miami Township, with projects such as painting the Miami Meadows skate park and the Milford City Council chambers. Volunteers also helped out with the Frontier Days Parade and a number of smaller projects the week before. Rachel Boody of Milford has been involved with ShareFest for a number of years. She said she likes spending time in the community helping people. “When you’re with ShareFest, it’s not just about getting the work done, it’s

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Susan Venderbush of Terrace Park helps take out the trash at Iris McLaren’s house in Milford during ShareFest.


The gym at Milford Junior High School was filled with people and items for the free yard sale during Sharefest Village after rain forced the event inside.

Religion The church is hosting a free Car Wash Saturday, June 19. As a way to show service to the community the church group known as Love 1st is washing cars, providing a baked cookie while you wait and accepting prayer needs. The event was held last year and they washed 44 cars, trucks and vans. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. The church is at Main and Church streets, Amelia; 753-6770.

Belfast United Methodist Church

The church is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24. It is free, and open to the public for children ages 4 to 11. The Outdoor Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 27, under the church shelter. It is followed by a picnic. Bring seating and a covered dish food item to share. It is free, and open to the public. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.

Eastgate Community Church Landmark Baptist Amelia and Vineyard Eastgate

The churches are hosting a free Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday June 26, at Union Township Veterans (helicopter) Park, Clough Pike at Gleneste-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati OH 45245. It includes free hot dogs and drinks. Items from furniture, clothes, electronics, toys and more. For information, call 8437778.

First Baptist Church of Mount Repose

The church is conducting “Saddle Ridge Ranch” Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 21-25. Children from age 3 through 6th grade are invited. There will be Bible stories, crafts, music, games and refreshments. Visit The church is at 6088 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Mount Repose; 5751121.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Mary Church, Bethel

Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


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


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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

St. Peter Church

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


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

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


Laurel United Methodist

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770


Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right


844 State Rt. 131

101 South Lebanon Rd. 683-4244 Loveland, OH 45140 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

513 831 0196



Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

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

Classes for every age group

Outdoor Shelter Service


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

Indoor Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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


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 Come visit us at the

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm CE-1001512217-01

Pastor Mike Smith

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 876-0527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.


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



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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am

NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor Rev. Mark Owen, Worship Pastor

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 10:30am



A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 • 10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided


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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

True Church of God


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201

The church is hosting a free community dinner, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, at 203 Mill St., Milford. (Formerly the Bridge Café.) Dinner is prepared by a small group of church volunteers and includes manicotti, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Owensville United Methodist Church

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday d School.......................9:30am Sh l 93 w/nursery & children’s church


SonRise Community Church

4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

through eighth grade. Brochures with complete information, including registration forms, can be picked up at the church or online at Early registration deadline is June 22. The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598.

Welcomes You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided

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


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

United Methodist Church

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

CHURCH OF GOD Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

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

8:30 a.m.

Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The annual Father/Son/Men’s Golf Outing is Saturday, June 19, at Hickory Woods Golf Course, Smith Road, Loveland. The $45 fee includes breakfast at 9:15 a.m. at the church, green fees, cart, and prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. The public is welcome. To register, call Pastor Ron at 831-7598 or 602-4124. Checks should be made out to “Pleasant Hill Baptist Church” and registration must be received by June 16. The annual God and Country Service, Celebration and Cookout is Sunday, July 4. The event features music, carry-in dinner on the grounds, games, preaching and prizes. Call 831-7598 or visit The annual On-Goal Soccer Camp with Tom Fite is July 20-24 at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131. It is for children kindergarten

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Sunday Worship

every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525,

Trinity United Methodist


Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM




The church is hosting a free showing of the movie “Unidentified” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford; 519-7920.

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Nursery provided for all services

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

Grace Baptist Church

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting VBS Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God! Board the starship Galactic Praise from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21-25. Dinner at the Astro Bistro Sunday, June 27, space cadets report what they learned. Immediately following church there will be a barbecue picnic prepared and blessed by the “holy smokers.” Again this year, the church will be collecting non-perishable food items for the L.I.F.E. food pantry. They would like you to bring case lots, if possible, but any food item will be acceptable. To be part of part of a cosmic adventure and more details, call the church at 6832525 or visit 2010.htm. All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

Pastor: Tom Bevers

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

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School, “Good News Clues,” from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25, for preschool through completed fourth grade. Call Debbie at 7222541. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road, Goshen; 722-2541.

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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.


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

Goshen United Methodist Church

Locust Corner United Methodist Church


3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM



June 20 through June 25. The theme this year is “Hero Headquarters.” Classes are for children 3 years old through the sixth grade. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Eastgate; 753-8223.


Amelia United Methodist Church


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Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

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


949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Rob Meyer, Youth Leader Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”



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Support groups help relieve stress The death of a spouse is probably one of the most traumatic occurrences any of us will ever face. It is not unusual for the person experiencing the loss to feel alone and helpless. One of the most common concerns expressed by widows and widowers is no one can possibly understand how they feel. Although loved ones and friends offer compassion and sympathy, they may have never experienced the same type of loss and cannot fully under-

stand their feelings. Also, it’s not unusual for close friends to avoid contact with the newly widowed person, which heightens that feeling of loss and isolation, as well as abandonment. Sometimes a recently widowed person may think that staying busy is the solution to their grief. But grief may resurface a few years later. It can show up in a variety of ways – lack of energy, illness, depression, etc. One woman who attends

the Clermont Senior Services’ widowed person’s support group was told by her neurologist she was suffering from repressed grieving. Loveland resident Evelyn Westfall’s husband passed away about two and a half years earlier. Linda Tennison, CSS certified bereavement facilitator, happened to visit her for another matter and began to talk with her about her grief. She encouraged the woman to join the support group. Westfall began attending right away, and said it was the best thing for her. She said “The example of Linda

(Tennison) alone is so uplifting.” The woman has been coming for a couple of years now and said she has met such nice people and made good friends. “I didn’t take time to grieve before. Now I encourage people that are going through the same thing I did.” Speaking with someone who truly understands your feelings is a burden no longer shared alone. There is a special bond among people who experience similar circumstances. It helps when someone says, “I know how you feel. The same thing happened to me.”

Linda Tennison coordinates our widowed persons program, and is a certified bereavement facilitator. Not only is she a professional in the field, but she also has experienced the devastating sudden death of a spouse. She personally understands the distress and helplessness people feel. It’s important to know what kind of help is available. Sharing information is part of what this support group does. In any situation that brings stress to your daily life, it’s helpful to know that you are not alone. Our group meets from

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employees, with a total pledge of $10,763 from participation by more than 70 percent of employees. Also, 18 PPG Milford employees participated in a Community Care Day project in 2009 to provide painting, yard and gutter cleanup, tree trimming and car washing services to a local senior homeowner. These efforts earned the facility the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area’s Resource Award for 2009, recognizing an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the local United Way’s success through time, money, advocacy or in-kind contributions. “PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Shawn Peck, PPG general manager, packaging coatings, for the United States and Canada, based at the Milford facility. “We are proud that our employees participate in the PPG Industries Foundation’s employee programs to actively assist local public schools and nonprofit organizations where they have an interest. Additionally, we are proud to help the United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Eastern Area in its efforts to improve the lives of the people of Brown and Clermont counties.” SHARE at




MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jason F. Mueller, 24, 107 Park Ave., open container, May 24. Juvenile, 15, criminal damage, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male juvenile was assaulted at Orchard Lake Mobile Park at Ohio 28, May 26.


Unlisted items taken at 6369 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, May 25. TV and jewelry taken at 5273 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, May 26. TV taken; $500 at 10944 Heatherstone Way, May 26.

Criminal damage

Door damaged on vehicle at 6325 Pine Cove Lane, May 24. Window broken at 5746 Hilltop Way, May 25. Door, etc. damaged at 1342 Woodville Pike, May 27. Screen damaged at 302 Elmcrest,


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May 27. Vehicle keyed at 800 Commons, May 28. Lock damaged on vehicle at Aquarian Pools at Woodville Pike, May 27. Pool damaged at 5686 Greimann Lane, May 27.


Male juvenile reported missing at 1000 block of Cooks Crossing, May 24.


Vacuum cleaner, etc. taken from Meijer; $105 at Ohio 28, May 24. Camera taken at Oasis Banquet Center at Loveland Miamiville Road, May 25. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger; $19.96 at Ohio 28, May 25. Cellphone taken at 5099 Romar Drive, May 26. Copper wire taken at 386 Wards Corner, May 27. Ink cartridges taken from Meijer; $80 at Ohio 28, May 27. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30 at Ohio 50, May 27.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 957


Long Lane, May 27.



Stephanie M. Bene, 29, 358 Hamilton St., recited, June 5. Candice D. Carter, 29, 813 Pedretti Ave., contempt of court, June 2. Nicole L. Dople, 29, 2115 Oakbook Place, contempt of court, June 4. Carol Drew, 35, 2113 Oakbrook Place, disorderly conduct, June 3. George S. Elias Jr., 23, 465 Buckskin, contempt of court, June 5. Travis A. Hauck, 25, 1962 Bainum Road, driving under suspension, May 31. Richard A. Johnson Jr., 30, 10 Susan Circle, disorderly conduct, June 4. Jerome Mathis, 42, 4 Crestview Drive, aggravated menacing, June 4. Nichole Mcelroy, 32, 2053 Oakbrook Place, recited, June 6. Anthony B. Rucker, 22, 501 Edgecombe, warrant, June 5. Megan N. Welch, 21, 7916 Hoy Court, operating vehicle under


Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing


At 4 Crestview Drive, June 3.

Aggravated robbery

Male stated he was robbed at 439 Main St., June 1.


Coins and cigarettes taken at 704 Osage Trail, June 3.

Criminal damage

Concrete decorations damaged at 31 Winnebago, June 4.

Disorderly conduct

Two males caused a disturbance at 10 Susan Circle No. 11, June 4.


Counterfeit bill passed at Milford Supercenter at 201 Chamber Drive, June 2.


Male juvenile reported missing at 500 block of Belt Avenue, June 3.


745 Center St., June 1.

influence, June 5. Dwaina J. Young, 19, 600 University Lane, no drivers license, May 31.

Female juvenile was involved in this offense at Robbie Ridge, May 31.

Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 10 Chateau No. 5, June 1. Male stated fraudulent charge made on savings account at 707 Ohio 28 No. 305, June 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 3. Items missing from vehicle at Sora’s at 749 Ohio 28, June 4. Grapevine tree taken off porch at 809 Walnut St., June 4. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 161 Gatch St., June 5. Counterfeit $10 bill passed at 808 Main St., June 6.

Passing bad checks

Owensville died May 30. Survived by children, Nicole and Ryan Kettemann; siblings, Amy Zornow and Larry Kettemann; stepfather, Ronald Justice; step-siblings, Veronica Rigsby, Tammy Kirkland, Jason and Justin Justice; and several aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by mother, Jacqueline Justice. Services were June 4 at Stonelick Township Cemetery.

Oreta L. Koch

Oreta “Rita” L. Koch, 89, of Milford died June 9. Survived by children Roland E. (Robbie) Koch and Alan L. (Judy) Koch; grandchildren, Spencer (Laura), Brandon (Katie), Kenneth (Jessica), Christopher and Sharon Koch; great-grandchild, Natalie Koch; siblings, Leah (late Frank) Woodruff and Orin Schellenger Jr. Preceded in death by husband, Daniel E. Koch; and siblings, Willa Hector and Donna (Tom) Schock. Services were June 12 all at Mil-

ford First United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

John A. Kuebler

John A. Kuebler, 86, of Milford died June 4. Survived by children, Judy (Harold) Crider, Bev (Mark) Land, Barb (Bob) Mount and John (Kim) Kuebler; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and of five great grandchildren; and siblings, Lois Wilmers, Janet Albright and Robert Kuebler. Preceded in death by wife, Patricia Kuebler; grandchild, Gary Patrick Crider; and siblings, Roseland Barnett and Thelma Kruger. Services were June 9 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home & Crematory.

Elaine M. Mullenix

Elaine M. Mullenix, 67, of Wayne

Township died June 4. Survived by daughters, Cathleen (Bryce) Kilburn, Tina (Darrel) Perry, Dawn (Michael) Brown and Kimberly (Rick) McClure; Mullenix brothers, Hubert Kite and Jeff Kite; sister, Tammy Kite; 12 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Stella (nee Inabnitt) Kite; husband, Richard Mullenix; and four sisters. Services were June 8 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Milford.

Alan Howard Rosenberg

Bill L. Harmon, 71, of Milford died May 31. Survived by wife, Judith Webber Harmon; children, Vicki (Butch) Harmon Buettner, Pamela Kelley, Michael (Cathy) Harmon and Kelley (Jimmy) Roberts; step-children, Joe (Jenni) Athon and Lisa (Perry) Napier; eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Services were June 4 at Hamer Lodge No. 228. Memorials to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 452293018; or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Loys Gene Jones

Loys Gene Jones, 78, of Norwood died June 9. Survived by daughters, Sandra West of Batavia, Sheila Patrick of Norwood, Nancy Fender of Sardinia, Ohio, Beverly Jones of Cincinnati and Deborah Greinder of Ottway, Ohio; brother, Brad Jones; sisters, Glenna Hendricks, Shirley Sears, Rosina Waters and Anna Jones; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Garry Jones of Milford; father, Marvin Jones; mother, Opal Foster; brothers, Howard and Harold Jones; and sister, Josie Burchett. Services were June 12 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

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Yvonne Wells

Yvonne Wells, 78, of Stonelick Township died June 8. Survived by husband, Roy Wells; children, Charlotte (John) Humphries, Ed (Beverly) Wells, Sheryl (Richard) Cheatham and Robert Wells; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Freeman, Pat Napier, Hollis, Alonzo and Arnold Whitehead Jr. Preceded in death by four brothers. Services were June 11 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597; or All God’s Children International, 3308 N.E. Peerless Place, Portland, OR 97232.


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Alan Howard Rosenberg, 62, of Milford died May 30.



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Floyd Herman Ertel, 100, of Winchester, Ohio, and formerly of Milford died June 7. Survived by wife of 73 years, Bernice Turner; children, Floyd “Raymond” (C. Pauline) Ertel and Gary Lee (Joyce Ann) Ertel; grandchildren, George Ertel, Kimberly (Travis) Miller, Teresa (Rodney) Harper, Scott (Stephanie) Ertel, Darrell (Natasha Brodes) Ertel and Kelly (Rob) Bynum; seven great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Don and David Potts; six step-great-grandchildren; and sibling, Mildred Mederios. Preceded in death by son, James Robert Ertel; and siblings, William and Henry Ertel. Services were June 10 at Milford First United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.


Mark Myers, 49, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 418Aa, public indecency. Kenneth Brinegar, 50, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 100D, warrant. Jerod Blevins, 36, 1487 Woodville, warrant. Randall Ackerman, 21, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 360H, warrant. Linda Deaton, 27, 31 Lori Lane, warrant. Charles Durham, 43, 1477 O’Bannonville Road, warrant.

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On the record

June 16, 2010

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


Melissa Farkas vs. Jesse J. Reed, et al., other tort Lura J. Appelmann vs. Joshua R. Daniels, other tort James E. Vires and Donna S. Vires vs. Bradley A. Chaney, et al., other tort Philip Swafford vs. State Auto Insurance Co., other tort Beatrice Haigwood vs. Peterman LLC, et al., worker’s compensation Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Kris C. Heitkemper, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA Morgan vs. Dennis R. Bella, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Brennen Easter, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Gwenn A. Stebbins, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Youren He, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael T. Chieco, et al., foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. James W. Haustetter, et al., foreclosure Merrill Lynch vs. Todd M. Kulis, et al.,

foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Robin Lacy, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Brittini J. Roden, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. David J. Thibodeau, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Victoria L. Workman, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Maureen K. Ramey and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Karl J. Treier, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Roy E. Kahles and Home Equity of America Inc., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Paul Stephen Dickhaus, et al., foreclosure Riverhills Bank NA vs. James E. Smith, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jeremy Wayne and Krystal Leah York, foreclosure PNC Mortgage vs. Jeffrey W. Prebble, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. William J. McDermott, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Patricia A. Garrett, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kevin P. McCulley, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Dennis D. Hendrix, et al., foreclosure

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Mary M. Gardin, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Matthew A. Wertz and Linda L. Mullen, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald Radeke, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Rebecca A. Hoeter, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Bruce D. Webb, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gary Freeman and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Pamela A. Bruce, et al., foreclosure Union Savings Bank s. Charlotte J. Ray, et al., foreclosure Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Olivia Billings, et al., foreclosure Allison Roseman Kendrick, et al. vs. Mike A. Whittington and Sheila Whittington, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Lisa A. Spence, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Landon Calhoun, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Eric S. Smith, et al., foreclosure Beneficial Financial I Inc. successor to Beneficial vs. Tim Easterday, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Christopher William Altman, et al., foreclosure

Chase Bank USA NA vs. Nancy M. Chappell, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Joseph S. Hiler, other civil Twin Spires at Lexington Run Condominium vs. Vicky Runck, other civil Chrysler Financial Services Americas LLC vs. Peter J. Hartman, other civil SBN REO LLC vs. State Route 28 Commercial Property LLC and Anthony Sansalone, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Larry L. Ramey, other civil American Express Bank FSB vs. S and S Beauty Supplies Inc., other civil Huntington National Bank vs. Rhonda Meador, other civil Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. vs. Linda Ann Graul, other civil PNC Bank NA vs. Robert Childers Construction Inc. and Robert F. Childers, other civil Lykins Oil Company vs. James Martin Trucking LTD and James Martin Jr., other civil Lykins Oil Company vs. Bevins Sand and Gravel Inc., other civil American Express Bank FSB World Tower vs. Robyn Erras, other civil


Stephanie K. Sexton vs. Nicholas S.

Sexton Victoria L. Breig vs. Christopher Breig Jeremy Sheldon vs. Angela Sheldon Brian J. Demaris vs. Kay L. Demaris Autumn Mosbaugh vs. Jason Mosbaugh Judith L. Meyer vs. Thomas W. Meyer Daniel T. Debol vs. Jo Anne Debol


David Shadwick vs. Linda Shadwick Cristina M. Campbell vs. Jeffrey T. Campbell Magdalena Akalanana vs. Akera M. Akalanana Anna Marie Stacy vs. Michael David Stacy Tiffany Mansell vs. Stuart Mansell Megan L. Thomas vs. Paul J. Beckelhymer Scott A. French vs. Jessica R. French Rebecca A. Dalton vs. Darrel W. Dalton


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Timothy Wayne Hoskins, 42, endangering children, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

REAL ESTATE Norma Smith, $103,439.

5720 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Vincent Carraher, 0.11 acre, $120,540. 5724 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Brandon Woods, $114,592. 5734 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Jason Chandler, $114,140. 5726 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Nicole Cramer, $125,770. 1612 Ohio 28, Harry Yarmark, trustee to George & Sharon Miracle, 0.8 acre, $70,000. 1284 Sandwood Drive, Frederick & Denise Murray to Kristopher Miller & Amanda Kamp, $196,000. 3201 Thoroughbred Drive, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Donald Moeggenberg, $115,929. 3204 Thoroughbred Drive, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Paul Metzger, $118,925. 3202 Thoroughbred Drive, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to

6623 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, David Wuerdeman, trustee to Brandon & Amy Carroll, $113,000. 1129 Deerhaven Lane, Huntington National Bank to Rebecca Skerritt, 1.986 acre, $160,000. 5409 Dry Run Road, Heather & Thomas Sparks Jr. to Stacy & Brian McWhorter, 1.426 acre, $279,600. 5875 Elm Street, Matthew & Jaime Hull to Rick Emery, 0.123 acre, $104,500.

1082 Hayward Circle, Bradley & Aimee Meints to Prudential Relocation Inc., $235,000. 1082 Hayward Circle, Prudential Relocation Inc. to Brad & Patricia Kelley, $235,000. 893 Klondyke Road, Linda Vanvolkenburgh to Andrew Castelli, 2.343 acre, $200,000. 1594 Lighthouse Cove, Rosalie Thomas to Todd & Carolyn Geers, $360,000. 5531 Mallard Pointe Court, NVR Inc. to Amir Rana & Ayesha Riaz, 0.441 acre, $242,715. 1337 Mills of Miami Blvd., Potterhill Homes LLC. to Lisa M. Cusick, 0.158 acre, $193,700. 1107 N. Muscovy Drive, Joseph & Susan Boruszewski to Craig & Judy Johnson, $219,900. 5312 Oakcrest Court, White Farm Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., $28,000. 1711 Old Farm Drive, Marcia Akin, trustee to Carol Grome Jr., $250,000. 6436 Paxton Woods Drive, Robert Wolfe to Barbara Rosenbloom, 0.48 acre, $215,000. 5680 Sherwood Drive, Linda Camp-




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



4841 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Lawrence & Amy East-Coste to Imogene Curry, 1.066 acre, $90,000. 4735 Ohio 133, Donna & Michael Scott to Conni Warman, 3.045 acre, $60,000. 4579 Sharps Cutoff Road, Timothy & Beverly Shelton to Green Tree Servicing LLC., 3.7 acre, $56,700.


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NEW SMYRNA BEACH. Beautiful oceanfront condo sleeps six, 2BA, large pool. Weekly rental $1230. Call Luebbe family (Lynn) 513-509-1701

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NEW YORK DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. D 513-528-9800, E 513-752-1735

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

Tiffany Renee Cox, 20, aggravated possession of drugs, illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy Scott Allen, 22, theft, forgery, Miami Township Police. Justin Bennett Sloane, 23, 6948 Courtney Place, Milford, rape, Milford Police. Steven Wade Prichard, 36, 1031 Minor Ave., Hamilton, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Charles L. Kreibiehl Jr., 51, 5119 W. Bryon St., Chicago, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Dwayne L. Smith, 48, 575 Highpoint Road, Moneta, Va., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Scott Derrick Moell, 32, 18 Rose Lane #3, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. James Michael McClain, 33, 1124 Twiggs Lane, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.

BUILDING PERMITS bell to Paula Reynolds, $141,900. 1000 St. Andrews Circle, Mary Weintraub & Linda Piegore to Karen Geiger, $119,000. 6106 Weber Oaks Drive, Linda Mattia Living Trust to James Ennis, 0.209 acre, $178,000.


Thompson Heat/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1109 N. Muscovy, Miami Township; HVAC, 1212 Creekwood Road, Stonelick Township. Thomas Hall, Goshen, addition, 59 Sutton Lane, Stonelick Township, $25,000. All Pro Contractors, Goshen, pool, 5594 Wild Rose Lane, Stonelick Township.

6674 Garrison Spurling Road, Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Joseph & Judy Bundschuh, 2.32 acre, $25,500.

Trevor Gauche, Loveland, deck, 5732 Clemens Drive, Goshen Township, $1,500. Buckeye Pools, Dayton, pool, 1820 Main St., Goshen Township. Daniel Behler, Batavia, pool, 2601 Freedom Trail, Jackson Township. G & C Renovations, Batavia, trailer, lot 79, 969 Ohio 28, Miami Township; trailer, lot #16. Andre Davis, Springdale, deck, 5934 Pinto Place, Miami Township, $8,000. Mark Edwards, Milford, deck, 855 Trappers Crossing, Miami Township. DBA of Ohio Inc., Loveland, hot tub, 716 Glencrest Lane, Miami Township. Wanda Innis, Loveland, alter, 630 Wards Corner, Miami Township. Geothermal Solutions, Lebanon, HVAC, 6559 Clearfield, Miami Township; HVAC, 1211 Red Roan. Elliott Electric Service, Terrace Park, alter, 5761 Price Road, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5904 Hanley Close, Miami Township; HVAC, 493 Parish Hill.





420 East Stoneridge Drive, William & Julie Ramsey to Michael & Rachel Aissen, 0.482 acre, $194,000. 918 Mohawk Trail, Nellie & Samuel Hughes Sr. to Patricia Rohdenburg, $100,000.


2445 Jackson Pike, Steven Smith & Laurence Strannix to Amy Coley, 0.45 acre, $98,500.



Donald Collins, Batavia, alter-Arborview Group Home, 5405 Fomorin Road, Jackson Township, $5,000. Ryan Duebber Architect, Cincinnati, alter- Safe & Ready Supply, 5902 Montclair Blvd., Miami Township, $20,000.

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA Hilton Head Island • Palmetto Dunes. Spacious 2BR, 2BA villa, Fazio Golf Course, close to beach. All amenities incl. bikes, WiFi, etc. $875/wk. 513-405-6444

GATLINBURG . Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

Vacation Resorts of South Carolina. Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. Lovely 1 or 2BR condos, weekly rates from $775 to $2200! Excellent locations! 877-807-3828

HILTON HEAD û 1BR villa on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Many amenities, low rates. Weekly: JulyAug. $800; Sept-Oct. $600; Nov-Feb $450 (or $900/mo.) 513-829-5099

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE HILTON HEAD ∂ A great family oceanfront resort on sparkling clean beaches! 2 BR, 2 BA condo. Largest pool on the island, tennis on-site. Golf nearby. 513-753-1401 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

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GATLINBURG ! Luxurious cabins on trout streams. Park-like settings. Hot tubs. Close to National Park & Dollywood. Great rates! $105 & up. 800-404-3370

NORRIS LAKE. Located at Powell Valley Resort. 2 BR/1BA, fully furnished priv. home. Covered porch, deck. Lake access. $95/nt. 423-5628353,

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