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Miami Twp. to buy new fire engines By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — Officials plan to use a $1 million bond issue to finance the purchase of two new fire engines for the Miami Township Fire & EMS. In April, the trustees approved refinancing $3.495 million in existing bonds originally issued to pay for the Miami Township Civic Center purchase and the Woodspoint Drive extension. Because of low interest rates, the refinancing of the bonds was

expected to save up to $282,000, township officials said. Administrator Larry Fronk said officials decided to take advantage of the low interest Whitworth rates and add the $1 million bond issue for the fire engines. The total bond issue would be for $4.495 million. The revenue stream from several TIF districts will be used to

cover debt service on the new bond issue, Fronk said. Fire Chief James Whitworth told trustees at the June 11 work session the new fire engines will be used to replace older fire engines in the fleet from the 1990s. “They are well beyond frontline service,” he said. The trustees were expected to approve at their June 19 meeting the recommendation of Whitworth to purchase the two fire engines for $975,000 from Rosenbauer America Fire Apparatus. Assistant Fire Chief Harold

A 2002 pumper/heavy rescue truck, the largest in the fleet, would stay at the central station, 5888 McPicken Drive, Thiele said. After the new trucks arrive, the township plans to get rid of the two older fire engines, Whitworth said. That will leave the department with six firefighting vehicles at three stations, he said. Whitworth said the new fire trucks should last 20 years. Fronk said the bond issue will be for 15 years.

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Milford chips in for fireworks

City offers financial incentive program

By John Seney

MILFORD — The city is contributing $3,000 to co-sponor the annual July 4 fireworks display put on by the Terrace Park Country Club. Nick Longo, club house manager, said the country club has been putting on a fireworks show for a number of years. Although non-members are not allowed on club grounds, many people will park at Pattison Elementary School across South Milford Road from the club to watch the show, he said. He said the show should have about 30 percent more fireworks than usual. The fireworks will begin about 9:45 p.m. July 4 and will be produced by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, Longo said. He did not want to say how much the fireworks will cost. City Manager Jeff Wright said co-sponsoring the event with the country club was more affordable than the city trying to produce its own fireworks. Wright said the city owns property across South Milford Road from the club where residents can park and watch. The city council in April approved the $3,000 contribution for the fireworks. Council member Jeff Lykins questioned the contribution. “I have an issue with giving money to a private organization,” he said. “It’s not a proper use of city money.” Lykins said although he had issues with the contribution, he voted along with the council majority.

Thiele said one of the engines would have a full-size heavy-duty body for use at the township’s north station at Wards Corner and Branch Hill-Guinea roads. A second medium-sized body fire engine with a shorter length and wheelbase would be used at the south fire station,1154 U.S. 50, he said. Thiele said the smaller truck was needed in the southern area of the township because there were a lot of narrow, winding roads that a larger truck would have trouble maneuvering.

By Lisa J. Mauch

BIKES IN BLOOM WINNER This entry at the Miami Township Civic Center is called "Art Blossoms" and was awarded the Best in Show award. For more photos of other winners, see page A5. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES



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MILFORD — The former New Creative Enterprises building will soon have a new name. Located at 401 Milford Parkway, the 10-acre site is being sold to Jeff Wyler Automotive Family as part of an incentive program with the city, said Jeff Wright, city manager. “They will not be selling or working on any automobiles in that location. This is not a retail site,” Wright said. He said the 49 employees coming into the new Jeff Wyler headquarters will handle human resources, marketing and finances for the company, and the estimated payroll for 2013 is more than $4 million. “This is not only benefiting the city, in that those are new jobs which increase our tax base, but also will take a building that’s been vacant for three or four years and will put a company that’s a household name in Greater Cincinnati in its place,” Wright said. He said the incentive plan city council members approved is a rebate for Jeff Wyler on a portion of the city’s income tax paid by the automotive company’s employees for five years. Milford has a 1-percent earning tax. In the first year, Jeff Wyler will receive 50 percent back from the employee earnings tax withholdings, a 30-percent rebate the second year, and a 20-percent rebate for each of the last three years, Wright said. “It incentivizes people like Jeff Wyler to come into the city. And in the long run, we gain a lot

The Jeff Wyler Automotive Family company headquarters are moving into the former New Creative Enterprises building at 401 Milford Parkway in Milford. PROVIDED

more than we lose,” said Milford Mayor Geoff Pittman. Wright said as part of the incentive program Jeff Wyler agreed to stay in Milford for a minimum of 10 years. “Another advantage to having the Jeff Wyler Automotive Family purchase the building is that this new owner will be very motivated to find additional tenants,” Wright said. Jim Simon, director of marketing for Jeff Wyler, said the headquarters are moving because of space concerns. “We are, for the most part, completely out of room where we're at in Eastgate. We wanted to basically get everyone under one roof,” he said. Simon said the human resources, marketing and finance offfices are on the same Jeff Wyler campus, but housed in three different buildings. Simon said he expects to move in early 2013.

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Uecker pledges support for nursing homes By John Seney

MILFORD — State Rep. Joe Uecker knelt down beside the wheelchair of 103year-old Nan McMannon, chatting with her and asking how she was doing. Uecker talked with other residents and staff members during a visit June 4 to SEM Haven nursing home. “You have a beautiful place here,” Uecker told SEM Haven Administrator Barbara Wolf SEM Haven is divided up into different sections based on the level of care needed, Wolf said. Some residents need full-time supervision while others are just there temporarily for rehabili-

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tation, she said. Wolf said Uecker was invited to tour the facility “to let our legislators know that nursing homes are necessary and to thank him for supporting nursing homes.” Uecker said he wanted to show his support. “They are taking care of those who took care of us,” he said. He said it was important the elderly population have a good level of care and are being taken care of. Uecker, who represents the 66th House district, said he has voted to increase funding for nursing homes. Wolf said even though SEM Haven is a private non-profit facility, many of the residents depend on government aid. “It is important for us to educate our politicians about the important work we do in nursing homes and assisted living communities to take care of the frail elderly and rehabilitate those who are able to return home,” Wolf said.

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munity Fire Department will hit the streets to “Fill-The-Boot” 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30 to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Save your spare change and help fill a boot to make a difference. The community can help fund research and services. The proceeds collected will aid local children and adults with neuromuscular diseases by providing wheelchairs, leg braces, clinic visits, support groups, and a weeklong summer camp for local children age 6 to 17.

Hybrid seminar

MILFORD — Area police, fire and EMS personnel will learn how to respond to hybrid vehicles in emergency situations during a training session hosted by the Mike Castrucci Auto Group. The free seminar will be at Mike Castrucci Chevrolet in Milford at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26. Registration is available by contacting dealership representative Ron Gampfer at 248-7171 or 831-5555 or via email at rgampfer@fuse. net. The course is open to all area police, fire, EMS or other people who might be called out to emergency situations. The seminar featuring engineers from General Motors will focus on identifying hybrid vehicles, facts about how the hybrid system operates and safety precautions.

Movie night

GOSHEN TWP. — The Goshen Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Goshen Family Movie Night 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Goshen fire station, 1849 Ohio 28.

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Benefit ride

MILFORD — Members of the Victor Stier American Legion Post 450, SAL and Auxiliary Child Welfare Committee will host the second annual Ride 4 the Runts to benefit kids in need. Registration is 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the post, 450 Victor Stier Drive in Milford. The ride leaves at noon and goes to the New Richmond and Williamsburg American Legion posts before returning to Milford. The party starts at 2 p.m. with music and continues through the evening. Cost is $10 per rider or $15 with a passenger. There will be door prizes, split the pot, horseshoes, cornhole, hamburgers, hotdogs, metts, brats, side dishes and a cash bar. Every penny made from this event benefits the less fortunate in Milford. Last year the proceeds helped more than 80 kids and 29 families during the holidays. Each year the need for the program grows and it is hoped the event will grow and continue to benefit those in need throughout the community. For more information, call Mike Curless at 276-1509 or Terri Clifton at 379-2341.

Genealogy meeting

BATAVIA — The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia.


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GOSHEN TWP. — The Goshen school board will hold an audit/finance committee meeting 6 p.m. Monday, July 9. The meeting will be in the community room at Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road.

Special meeting

GOSHEN TWP. — The Goshen school board will hold a special meeting 8 a.m. Friday, June 22, to approve the final amended certificate for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Treasurer Todd Shinkle the certificate includes the final budget figures for revenues and appropriations. It must be submitted to the Clermont County Budget Commission by June 25, he said. The meeting will be at the Goshen Board of Education Office, 6694 Goshen Road.

Milford zoning

MILFORD — The board of zoning appeals will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in council chambers, 745 Center St. The agenda includes a request for a variance by Car Wash USA Express on the rear setback requirement at 939 Lila Ave. The property is zoned B-3, General Business District. The applicant wants to locate a car wash facility five feet from the rear property line rather than the minimum 20foot setback. Also, Alma Granite is seeking a variance for a freestanding sign at 110 Wooster Pike. The property is zoned B-2, Downtown Mixed Use. The applicant wants to install a 57-square-foot freestanding sign which exceeds the 35-

square-foot maximum. The board may consider other appropriate business.

A silent auction will benefit the WWII veterans widows in Clermont County.

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Township Police Department is collaborating with a local animal rescue group to provide pet owners with a way to get their pets microchipped. The event will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Miami Meadows Park, near the bark park. The event is sponsored by the police department and All Dogs Come From Heaven pet shelter. The cost for the microchipping is $20 per pet. For more information or to reserve a chip, contact Miami Township Police Officer Ann Morgan at or call her at 2483721.

Sporting women

STONELICK TWP. — The 10th annual Sporting Women event will take be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Eastern Hills Rod & Gun Club, 5595 Ansteatt Road, north of Owensville off Ohio 132. The event gives women over age18 a chance to experience outdoor activities like shooting rifles, handguns and trap shooting, outdoor and dutch oven cooking, soap making, fly fishing, gold panning, kayaking, jewelry making, fossil hunting, outdoor first aid, zumba class, self defense, archery and backpacking. Cost is $40 for four classes, which includes lunch. The One Shot Gun Store will have a presentation on how to purchase a gun to fit the individual. For more information, visit Sign up by June 30. More than 120 women participate each year and many come back year after year for the classes taught by professionals.

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CLERMONT COUNTY — Crossroads Hospice seeks compassionate volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers,” who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. “Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities, and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. For more information, call 793-5070 or visit volunteering.

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Kids enjoy Rookie Success League BATAVIA TWP. — Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 200 children attending the first day of the inaugural Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League camp in Clermont County. The camp had to be moved indoors at the Batavia Township Community Center June 11 because of weather conditions. “This is a coed, character building introductory baseball program for kids between the ages of 6 and 12,” said Reds Community Fund Executive Director Charley Frank. “For four weeks, beginning today, each Monday and Tuesday, children from across the county will be transported to the camp where they will be taught the sport of baseball, but more importantly, they will learn life lessons, including the importance of teamwork.” The first day of camp, Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg and members of the sheriff’s office canine unit talked to the kids about law enforcement and put on a demon-

Cincinnati Reds player Kristopher Negron visited with the kids in the Reds Rookie Success League camp in Batavia Township. PROVIDED stration of what happens when a suspect runs from a police dog. The second day of camp June 12, Cincinnati Reds player Kristopher Negron visited with the kids.

Negron talked with campers about his lifetime love of baseball and how he enjoys playing various positions on the field. The kids had lots of questions for Negron.

Judy Krebs, education coordinator with the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District, talked to the campers about litter prevention and the importance of recycling. She brought a large colorful prop called the trash monster made of cans, milk jugs, baskets, wrappers, plates and other discarded items. Krebs encouraged the kids to recycle to disarm the trash monster. “Keeping items that can be recycled out of our landfills keeps air and water cleaner, reduces the need for more landfills and conserves resources by putting existing materials back to good use,” said Krebs. The Reds Rookie Success League was launched 10 years ago and is now held in Cincinnati, Fairfield, Batavia Township, Dayton and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Grants to fund probation programs cial probation officers to supervise people with mental health problems, Frey said. The grant would extend the program through 2013. Ellison “It’s been very successful,” Commissioner Bob Proud said of the program. The grant requires a local match of $15,023.02 to be appropriated from the 2013 budget. A request for a grant from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections was ap-

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BATAVIA — The Clermont County commissioners May 23 approved applications for grants to fund programs in the county’s probation departments. Julie Frey, director of the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas/Adult Probation Department, said one request was for $45,069.07 from the state Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the department’s intensive treatment program. The county has been receiving the grant since 2004 to pay for spe-

proved. Frey said the grant would pay $217,503 for probation officers who are supervising moderate to high-risk offenders in the intensive supervision program. The grant also would pay $82,037 for employment specialists to help non-support offenders develop skills that make them more employable, Frey said. The grant requires no local match. Joe Ellison, chief probation officer for the Clermont County Municipal Court/Adult Probation Department, said his department was seeking a state grant for the

court’s jail diversion programs. The grant would pay $108,861 for the Intensive Supervision Probation Program and $104,566 for the Community Work Service Program. The intensive supervision program monitors high-risk misdemeanor offenders, he said. The community work program diverts misdemeanor offenders to perform work in the community. “It gives back to the community,” he said. “It is used as an alternative to jail.” No local match is required for the grant.


Polo to benefit Senior Services The United States Polo Association’s Mid-States Circuit’s Governor Mark Sedacca has partnered with Clermont Senior Services to present the first annual Congressional Cup Royal In Red Clermont Senior Services Charity Event this fall. This two-day event kicks off Friday, Sept. 7, at the Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill where Clermont Senior Services will host the Touching Hearts Gala & Auction. Saturday, Sept. 8, the USPA MidStates Circuit will bring the Congressional Polo Cup Finals to Miami Meadows in Miami Township. Enhancing game day, Clermont Senior Services will host a VIP hospitality and viewing area. It is a rare occasion to see a sanctioned event among professional and amateur polo players. “It will draw regional attention,” said Cindy Gramke, Executive Director/CEO of Clermont Senior Services.” The 2010 Congressional Cup thrilled more than 1,200 spectators at Miami Meadows. “We are offering a variety of viewing areas, from corporate title sponsorships to individual VIP experiences,” said Frankie Hughart, development and strategic relations manager for Clermont Senior Services. Save the date. For more information, visit or call 724-1255.

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The employees of Wild About Birds created this entry called "Birds in Bloom" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received third place in the Most Beautiful category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Essentials Salon & Day Spa employees created this entry called "Hairy" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received second place in the Most Original category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Bikes in Bloom flower across city The winners of this year’s Bikes in Bloom were announced at an awards ceremony June 6 at the Miami Township Civic Center. Each of the major winners received a framed certificate. More than 50 local businesses, churches, neighborhoods and individuals participated in this summer’s event. Every participant received a personalized, hand-designed certificate. This year’s winners:

Best in Show:

Miami Township Civic Center Art Blossoms.

Most Beautiful:

First place: Andy and Kristina

Spurgeon, Floral Revolution. Second place: Enchanted Moments, Enchantment Reigns. Third place: Wild About Birds, Birds in Bloom. Honorable Mention: Mary Beth and Tony Brewer, All American.

Most Original:

First place: Milford Animal Hospital, Blooms for BooBoos. Second place: Essentials Salon & Day Spa, Hairy. Third place: Charles and Paige Hausfeld, Flying High. Honorable Mention: Wallace Grove Families, Great American Neighborhood. Honorable Mention: Kirk &

Co. Jewelers, (no theme).

Best Use of Live Materials:

First place: Sue Radabaugh and Roberta Theis, Petal Power. Second place: Miami Township Fire & EMS, Cat-astrophe. Third place: Lily of the Valley Garden Club, Riding Through the Gate. Honorable Mention: David and Jacqueline Slusher, Bicycle for Two or More. This is the second year for Bikes in Bloom, a communitywide arts project sponsored by The Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. For more information and photos, visit

Miami Township firefighters/paramedics created this entry called "Cat-astrophe" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received second place in the Best Use of Live Materials category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Enchanted Moments staff members created this entry called "Enchantment Reigns" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received second place in the Most Beautiful category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

David and Jacqueline Slusher created this entry called "Bicycle for Two or More" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received an honorable mention in the Best Use of Materials category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Andy and Kristina Spurgeon created this entry called "Floral Revolution" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received first place in the Most Beautiful category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Milford Animal Hospital staff members created this entry called "Blooms for BooBoos" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received first place in the Most Original category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

Mary Beth and Tony Brewer created this entry called "All American" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received an honorable mention in the Most Beautiful category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES

The families of Wallace Grove created this entry called "Great American Neighborhood" for Bikes in Bloom 2012. They received an honorable mention in the Most Original category. THANKS TO DEBBIE MARQUES


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Students who participated in Agricultural Day at Clermont Northeastern were recognized at the 2012 Clermont Northeastern FFA awards banquet. From left in front are: Sophomore Jared Lykins, freshman Katie Hill, sophomore Erica Switzer, sophomore Alysa Irvin, sophomore Emily Bowles and junior Emily Ansteatt. Back row: Sophomore Dylan Creager, junior Katlyn Crooker, freshman Brian Switzer, junior Will Werring, sophomore Blake Bishop and junior Cody Haddix. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Northeastern FFA hosts annual banquet

The 2011-2012 officers were recognized at the 2012 Clermont Northeastern FFA awards banquet. From left in front are: Sentinel Emily Ansteatt, student adviser Katlyn Crooker, Jared Lykins, who was filling in for Secretary Wesley Seitz, and vice president Emily Bowles. Back row: Reporter Jacob Nause, treasurer Blake Bishop and president Cody Haddix. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Sophomore Jared Lykins presents the Wilmington College Equine Judging award to Makenzie Morris at the 2012 Clermont Northeastern FFA banquet LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ClerS mont Northeastern High School students gathTONELICK TWP. —

ered May 14 at Receptions Eastgate to celebrate another successful year of the FFA Chapter. Dave Jelley, an agricultural education teacher at CNE, serves as the FFA’s adviser.

Winners of the fruit sales awards were recognized at the 2012 Clermont Northeastern FFA awards banquet. From left are: First-place winner Dennis Bradley, second-place Emily Bowles, third-place Brian Switzer, fourth-place Erica Switzer and fifth-place Emily Ansteatt. Bradley also won first place for beef jerky sales. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Clermont Northeastern students who won the Top Scholarship awards were, from left, senior, Amanda Burdsall, junior Will Werring, sophomore Erica Switzer and freshman Brian Switzer. They received the awards during the 2012 FFA banquet. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Juniors Emily Anstaett and Cody Haddix won awards in the District Soil Judging category at the 2012 Clermont Northeastern FFA Banquet. Not pictured is senior Michael Tracy, who also won. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Northeastern students who won the Top Leadership awards were, from left, senior Amanda Burdsall, junior Cody Haddix, sophomore Erica Switzer and freshman Brian Switzer. They were presented the awards during the 2012 FFA banquet. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128




Milford Boosters work for new turf Final payment made early on donation By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — The Milford Athletic Boosters fulfilled a commitment to contribute $425,000 for the upgrade of athletic facilities at Milford schools and now are working on a fund-raising effort to install an artificial turf field at the high school football stadium. Dave Meranda, president of the boosters, in April presented the school board with a check for $170,000. The check was a final payment on a $425,500 donation over a four-year period that helped pay for five on-campus tennis courts, upgrades to the soccer facility, a new baseball and softball complex, Meranda said. The boosters were able to make the final payment 16 months ahead of schedule, he said.

“With this project now completed, the boosters can accelerate our next fundraising effort, which is field turf for our Eagle Stadium,” Meranda Marques said. He estimated the new artificial turf field would cost $600,000. “It’s amazing what you guys have accomplished in this economy,” board member Andrea Brady told Meranda. “We are fortunate as a district and board to have this organization,” said board member Deborah Marques. “It’s a win-win for everyone, including the taxpayers,” said board member George Lucas. The school board passed a motion in February to support the efforts of the boosters to raise money for the artificial turf field. For more information, visit

Milford athletic director takes on extra duties By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Milford High School Athletic Director Mark Trout has been given the additional responsibility of overseeing extracurricular activities. “Mr. Trout is a master at administration,” said Superintendent Robert Farrell. “We really need some oversight of extracurricular activities in our district.” Farrell said the new job for Trout would not involve any raise in pay. “It’s a thank you and more responsibilities,” he said. The school board April 19 ap-

» Recently named to the Wilmington College dean’s list of the fall semester are senior Cobey Armacost, senior Jessica Tickle and freshman Roenick Whitney, all from Goshen; freshman Chelesa Kuhn, senior Jessica Veite and freshman Adam Combs, all of Loveland; and freshman Jacob Sydnor of Newtonsville. » Jamie Good, a Milford High School graduate, was recently named to the provost’s list at Lipscomb University. » Hannah Schneider of Milford was recently named to the dean’s list at the University Minnesota Twin Cities campus for the fall semester. Schneider is studying in the college of design. » Caitlin Romick of Milford was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester



a hit at McCormick


eachers and students enjoyed the water in the various games at the annual Field Day to mark the end of the school year at McCormick Elementary School recently.

proved the new title of director of athletics and extracurricular activities for Trout. “Extracurricular activities has fallen off the raTrout dar,” said board member Andrea Brady. “We need someone with vision to look at extracurricular activities and athletics.” “This is going to enhance greatly our extracurricular activities,” Brady said. “We have a most skilled athletic director to take on the extracurricular activities job,” said board member George Lucas.


Jelena Vogt is about to get wet. The McCormick Elementary School Field Day was fun for students from first through sixth grades. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

at Anderson University. » Jordan Elias and Mary Morand, both of Loveland, were recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Kent State University.

Mrs. Elizabeth Bollmer encourages the girls in her class to dig in, including Kassi Stooksbury, Hannah Bates THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Chad Klenk is careful to pour without spills in this competition to be first to fill the bottle with water. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS


» Ashleigh Baker of Milford, the daughter of Kristen and Donald Baker, has received a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. Baker will graduate from Milford Hihgh School in 2012, and is active in ministry and band. She plans to major in nursing. » Brenna Hartwell of Milford recently received a dean’s award from Xavier University. The daughter of Marla and Mark Hartwell. She will graduate from McNicholas High School this spring and is active in theater and tennis. She plans to major in Spanish.

Audrey Johnston runs down with a cup of water to pour over Brian FosterÕs head. On this hot Field Day at McCormick Elementary, the water was a treat. Also pictured is Brett Rininger. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS


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Moeller players celebrate around the Division I state championship trophy following their 9-6 victory over Westlake June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Senior Brian Burkhart (No. 45) jumps on top of the pile following the Crusaders’ 9-6 win in the state final game.

The Crusaders show off their Division I state championship trophy after a team gathering in the outfield following their 9-6 win over the Demons.

Moeller pitcher Phillip Diehl, who relieved starter John Tanner, gets hugs from his teammates after getting the Crusaders out of a jam during their 9-6 victory.

Moeller first baseman Brad Macciocchi rips off his batting gloves and looks to join the celebration following the Crusaders’ victory over the Demons.

Moeller players hug it out following their 9-6 victory to claim the school’s sixth title in six tries.

The Moeller Crusaders baseball team celebrated its sixth state baseball championship after a 9-6 victory over Westlake June 2 in the Division I state title game in Columbus. Ty Amann of Owensville is a member of the team. Tony Tribble/For The Community Press


1 Matt Qualters, manager, junior 2 Jackson Phipps, OF/INF, senior 4 Stephen Hackman, INF/OF, senior 5 Justin Wampler, OF, junior 8 Nate Brunty, P, senior 9 Max Foley, INF, junior 10 Ty Amann, INF, senior 11 Brian Butz, OF, junior 12 Cameron Whitehead, C/INF, junior 14 Nick Meece, OF, junior

16 Jeff Ludwig, C/OF, senior 18 Mason Eckley, P, junior 20 TJ Marklay, P, junior 21 Riley Mahan, INF, sophomore 22 Jordan Simpson, INF, senior 24 Lincoln Reed, INF/C, senior 28 Nick Edwards, P/OF, senior 30 Zack Shannon, P/OF/1B, sophomore 32 Jimmy Rodenberg, P/1B, junior 33 Ryan LeFevers, P/OF, senior 34 Phillip Diehl, P, senior

35 Brad Macciocchi, C/1B, senior 40 John Tanner, P, senior 42 Spencer Iacovone, INF, junior 44 Zach Williams, P, senior 45 Brian Burkhart, P, senior 48 John Hakemoller, P, senior Head coach: Tim Held Assistant coaches: Andy Nagel, Tony Maccani, Marc Marini, Mike Hayes, Mike Cameron, Pat McLaughlin, Ron Roth and Ken Robinson


Ross - W, 4-2 Glen Este - W, 13-3 Elder - L, 2-12 St. Xavier - W, 9-5 Chicago, IL De La Salle - W, 6-4 Ft. Wayne, Ind., Homestead - L, 4-11 La Salle - W, 10-1 Carroll - W, 6-2 Fairmont - L, 10-11 Strongsville - W, 6-5 McNicholas - W, 5-1 Grosse Pointe, Mich., South -

W, 11-1 Loganville, Ga., Loganville - W, 13-2 Marietta, Ga., Pope - L, 4-5 Marietta, Ga., Sprayberry - W, 6-0 Alter - W, 7-2 Chaminade Julienne - W, 5-1 Badin - W, 3-1 Fenwick - W, 1-0 La Salle - W, 10-4 Elder - W, 7-6 St. Xavier - W, 7-5 Centerville - L, 3-6

Vandalia Butler - W, 10-3 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT Northwest - W, 11-1 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT Lakota West - W, 11-2 Lakota East - W, 7-2 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Anderson - W, 3-0 Elder - W, 6-4 STATE SEMIFINAL Grove City - W, 3-2 STATE FINAL Westlake - W, 9-6 FINAL RECORD 26-5


JUNE 20, 2012 • CJN-MMA • A9


Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573


Chaz Gresham dominates Cameron Cline from East Clinton at the SBAAC Wrestling Tournament at Clermont Northeastern High School. JIM OWENS/ICON SMI

Work leads to ultimate success Goshen’s Gresham wins Sportsman of the Year

Clermont Northeastern's Mckena Miller lays down a bunt in the first inning of the Lady Rockets' regional final game against Felicity-Franklin May 26 at Wright State University. Miller was named the 2012 Milford-Miami Advertiser Sportswoman of the Year. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

CNE’s Miller keeps on giving her all Softball player wins Sportswoman of Year

By Tom Skeen

GOSHEN — When Goshen wrestler Chaz Gresham began his wrestling career it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies. During his first three years on the mat, he said he would get beat and he was “just mediocre.” Over the next few years, things would take a drastic turn of events. “A lot of coaches around me, the parents of other kids I wrestled and a lot of people that saw me thought I maybe had some talent,” Gresham said. “I just needed something else. I did a lot of training, a lot of extra work and my eighth-grade year to freshman year I started really seeing results.” Those results included four state tournament appearances, as well as being Goshen’s first back-to-back state champion his junior and senior years. It also helped earn him the Milford-Miami Advertiser/ Community Journal North Clermont Sportsman of the Year. More than 596,000 ballots were cast for the 21 ballots choosing students based on academics, athletics and character. He received Cincinnati Reds tickets courtesy of the club. “He worked very hard his whole life to achieve that goal of being a four-year state placer,” coach Dallas Rise said. “Obviously he invested all kinds of time when he was younger and did what he needed to do in high school to accomplish what he did.” While Gresham may be best known for what he accomplished on the mat, what my be just as impressive is what he did on the football field after not playing the game for more than three years. He quit the game after his eighth-grade year to concentrate on wrestling, but was back on the field for his senior year and ended up starting for the Warriors at running back and linebacker. “I love football,” he said. “It’s so much fun, but it’s just a different type of fun. I wrestled almost as long, if not longer, as I played football. I got back out there and it was like ‘wow.’ At first, I was kind of out of it, but after two or three games, it was like I never quit playing.” One of Gresham’s biggest helpers along the way was Miron Kharchilava. Gresham would drive two-and-a-half hours to Dublin, Ohio, to train with Team Miron on the mats. After Kharchilava helped the state


By Tom Skeen

A fired-up Chaz Gresham of Goshen wins the 182-pound state title over St. Paris Graham's Huston Evans March 3. Gresham was named the 2012 Milford-Miami Advertiser Sportsman of the Year. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

THE GRESHAM FILE Movie: Safe House Pro Athlete: Reggie Bush Hero: My dad Music artist:Lil Wayne School subject: Study hall Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake TV show: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Place you want to visit in your lifetime: Eiffel Tower Holiday: Christmas Amusement park ride: Delirium Car: Cadillac CTS

champ, Gresham paid him back by driving back to Dublin and volunteering to help out during Team Miron wrestling camps. “I honestly owe him,” Gresham said. “He is the one when I was mediocre taught me, and he was my foundation. I owe everything to him. He is the main reason why I am where I am today.” Gresham had college offers from some of the best schools in the country like Ohio State, Iowa, Purdue, Maryland, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech and Virginia, but he chose a school that wasn’t even on his original list - Ohio University. “I just went up there and I was like ‘wow,’” he said. “I scheduled my visit two weeks after (my first visit) and I just loved it up there. They say when you go and find the right college you will know it and that is how it was. I felt more comfortable there, and I know a lot of people on the wrestling team which helps.” While he will be a star wrestler for the Bobcats, the honor-roll student at Goshen has more than one reason for attending OU. “I felt good (to sign with OU),” he said. “I just know that I am getting to go to school and going to get a degree, which is really important.”

BATAVIA — Giving it your all is all you can ask from someone. That is exactly what Clermont Northeastern’s Mckena Miller strives to do in all aspects of her life. She uses the environment around her to reach down and find out how good she can be on and off the field. “All the competition around me (fuels me),” she said. “You are always in competition with other girls to get where you want to get. You just try your best and you have to hope it can get you where you want to (go).” Whatever Miller has done to this point has worked. The softball star was named to the All-Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference First-Team all three years as a Lady Rocket. She was named to the all-district team as a junior and sports a 3.8 GPA in the classroom. “The GPA is the most important thing to me,” Miller said. “My mom always taught me that academics are first. I don’t really look for (the honors); I just play my game and if I get honored that is great. I just try to do my best. It makes you a more nervous player if you look for (the honors).” These qualities helped Miller earn the 2012 Milford-Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont Sportswoman of the Year. More than 596,000 votes were collected, as nominees were selected based on athletics, academic and character. Miller received two tickets to a Reds game courtesy of the team. “(Mckena) really is the best person I've ever been around in my lifetime,” mother Danielle Miller said about her daughter. “Her compassion, work ethic and dedication stand out in every aspect of her life. I could not even dream up a more perfect human being than what she has become.” The Middle Tennessee State commit is leaning toward a career as a pediatric nurse. The support from those around her has carried over to her approach on the field and with her teammates. “I have to thank my mom and grand-

Some family members include, from left: Mckena Miller, grandfather Wayne Haddix and mother Danielle Miller. THANKS TO DANIELLE MILLER

THE MILLER FILE Movie: White Chicks Pro athlete: Zack Cozart Hero: My grandpa Music artist: Brantley Gilbert School subject: English Place to visit in your lifetime: Fiji Holiday: Thanksgiving Amusement park ride: Diamondback Car: Grey Range Rover

parents,” she said. “They have been there the whole time, supporting me in everything. That has carried over in that I just want to be there for my team. They make me want to try my best and give it all I’ve got.” Growing up Miller tried out all sports, but settled on softball at age 4. She has brought her success to the Lady Rockets, who have made it to the regional tournament the previous two seasons, but Miller is looking for more success her senior season. “Next year we plan to make it to state. We just keep learning from the previous seasons. It is those tiny things that come into play and next year is going to be our year hopefully.” Regardless of how the Lady Rockets perform next season, one thing is for sure: Miller will be giving it her all in the classroom and on the field. “I want people to know that I try really hard no matter what,” she said. “School or sports, I want them to know that I just tried my best and that I was always there and was always dependable. I try my best on the field and always push to get straight A’s in the classroom.”


Editor: Theresa Herron,, 248-7128


Program manages speed issues The Miami Township Police Department is dedicated to keeping our streets and roadways safe. In an effort to address our citizens’ concerns regarding speeding within our neighborhoods the police department has implemented a program by which residents can request a passive speed enforcement device, otherwise known as a “speed board.” In 2009, the Miami Township Jim Young Police DeCOMMUNITY PRESS partment GUEST COLUMNIST purchased two speed boards to implement within the township when citizens believe there is a speeding problem in their neighborhood. Citizens can phone the police department or email with their concerns and the Miami Township police will implement a process to try and identify the problem and correct it. The citizen will be contacted by a traffic safety officer who will document the concerns and specific information including the peak times of the violation. The police department will then assess the situation and determine the best location for the speed board. The speed board will be installed and programmed to operate during these peak times in an effort to inform drivers of their speeds and make them aware of the proper speed limit. The speed board is normally left in place for a period of seven to 10 days and then removed. Afterwards, the traffic safety officer will contact the concerned citizen again to follow up and solicit feedback from them to see if vehicles are still perceived to be speeding. In most instances the implementation of a passive speed control device will be successful in slowing traffic. In the event the speed board does not slow drivers to an acceptable speed, the police department will implement enforcement activity specifically targeting the area. The Miami Township Police Department believes in working with the community, in partnership, to help maintain the excellent quality of life we enjoy. We strongly encourage our citizens to contact us with concerns of speeding or other unsafe driving that is observed. If you have an issue you feel needs attention, please contact us at 248-3721

Sgt. Jim Young is a member of the Miami Township Police Department.



Is 401K a ticking time bomb? Internal Revenue Code section 401(k) is the only section of the U.S. tax code that the average people can cite. They know it has something, to do with whether or not they can retire with dignity. Or retire at all. The adoption of section 401(k) in 1982 turned out to be one of those big moments that changed everything. 401(k) plan investments are a primary driver of the investment markets. It is the employee retirement benefit that most companies offer. The performances of the plan’s investments are also the reason that many people are pacing the floors at night, worrying if their retirement will get delayed or destroyed. Until 401(k) came along, pension plans were usually defined benefit plans. A defined benefit pension gives you a set number of dollars for set period of time. It usually pays out over the course of your lifetime after you retire. (Like an immediate annuity does.) With a defined benefit plan, the employer takes responsibility for making sure pension money is safe and properly invested.



With the advent of the 401(k), employees with little or no investment experience were required to pick among investment options offered by an employ-

Employees were put in the position to fail. Many have. It is up to the employer to pick what investment company handles the employee’s money. If the employer picks a dog, with few options, the employee is out of luck. Even worse, some companies push their employees to use 401(k) money to buy stock in the company they work for. If the company goes broke, people lose their jobs and their retirement savings, too. There is a second major problem: Not putting enough money in the 401(k) to begin with. 401(k) plans give people a lot of freedom but my experience in working with injury victims and lottery winners who get big money is that too much freedom is not a blessing.

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Freedom without perceived consequences can lead to disastrous decisions. I’ve always encouraged people to put the maximum amount into a 401(k) plan. Few do. Many put in little or nothing

at all. Now many are looking at a bleak retirement. Defined benefit plans encouraged people to stay at the same employer. 401(k) plans do not. I’ve watched tons of people change jobs and then blow the 401(k) money before they started their new job. It’s been said that 90 percent of people with a lump sum of money will run through it in five years or less. The same statistic can hold true for people who receive 401(k) rollovers as it does for lottery winners. When historians study the cause of the 2008 economic meltdown, they will see that the change from defined benefit plans to 401(k) plans in 1982 was a factor. It was one of many shifts where dramatic changes were made in people’s lives and liberties. People didn’t realize just how dramatic until years later. If we are going to keep from running behind, 401(k) is one of those things that we need to fix. Don McNay, a Northern Kentucky native, is an author, financial columnist and Huffington Post contributor.

CH@TROOM June 13 question


How should the United States respond to the atrocities in Syria?

Are you concerned that if Greece drops the Euro it will affect the U.S. stock market and the U.S. economy? Why or why not? Would you be willing to pay a toll for using the Brent Spence Bridge? Why or why not? The deadline for responding to the USDA's Asian Longhorned Beetle Environmental Assessment is July 9. How do you think they should proceed with their plans and why: No action; kill all infested trees and non-infested possible host trees (1.3 million); kill all infested tress and chemically treat non-infested host trees; or kill all infested trees and combination of killing and chemically treat non-infested host trees?

“I am of the opinion that we have lost many of our military, killed or injured and spent much time and money trying to help iraq install a new government. Just last week, 60 civilians were killed and many injured in Bagdad by home-made bombs. Most of these Arab countries have been fighting religious wars for many years and it seems impossible to improve their situation. Why is our country trying to police the world? We have troops spread in too many countries. I would say “stay out of Syria.” DR “Tough question. Under the present administration, America ignored the atrocities in Iran and that nation’s dictator continues making nuclear threats against American and Israel. “Then America ignored the situation in Egypt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. “However when it came to Libya, America claimed a NATO mandated no-fly zone forced us to help topple Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. That also cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. “Meanwhile America ignored the situation in Yemen that led to the overthrow of that nation’s dictator and until now, has ignored the situation in Syria. After all that, America still has no clear policy for dealing with the ‘Arab Spring.’ “Before taking any halfhearted action in Syria, President Obama needs to first produce a comprehensive policy for the Middle East in cooperation with our allies, if possible, and then take the appropriate action consistent with that policy, whatever action that may be. “But don’t bet on any of this happening before the election.”



Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

R.V. “To begin with, instead of the endless political attacks on the GOP by our president, Obama should begin to focus on what is happening in Syria, and his speeches should continue to condemn what is happening under the Assad regime. “We should also put more pressure on the UN to be more aggressive in its stance toward Syria. We should encourage Kofi Annan, in his role as the UNArab League envoy to Syria to convene an international meeting with the Russians, the Chinese, and even Iran, and address what is going on in Syria with honesty and courage. “Unfortunately, as our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan (and Vietnam) have shown, it would not be wise for us to launch a direct attack on the As-

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sad regime, nor would we have the authority to do that. So we are relatively powerless, except in our effort to have our leaders continue to speak out, and where possible, cut off any monetary aid that is being given to either Syria or its allies.” Bill B. “Why should we respond at all? We cannot afford to try to right all the wrongs in the world, and when we try people hate us for it. “If the issue was in Canada or Mexico I could make a case for it. If Turkey, Iraq, Israel, and Jordan, countries that border them, don’t see a need to respond why should we? “We have enough to worry about at home.” F.S.D. “We have seen and experienced in the Bush administration how a U.S. unilateral intervention just leads to draining our military, physically and mentally. It also runs up enormous debt and seems to be forgotten in the long term by citizens at home. “With the administration currently winding down Afghanistan and much of the Iraq war behind us, the U.S. just doesn’t have the resources to get involved in Syria.” “The Syrian situation is one that should be shocking to all of the civilized countries of this world. Therefore it needs to be a response that is sanctioned and devised through the United Nations or through NATO. “We have enough troubles at home right now and our military deserves a much-needed break. We cannot continue to try and be the saviors of police of the world. The efforts must be united with the willingness, money, and commitment of people from other countries.” I.P. Question: Should the Ohio

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General Assembly consider a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity?

“Good grief no! It is none of the government’s business what we eat or drink. That’s all three, federal, state and local. Get out of our daily living. Get out of our bathrooms! Get out of our coal generated energy! And many other things. I personally don’t drink sodas or other sugary drinks so I am not trying to save my personal large size drinks. Soon there will be different bells ringing in the town for when this group can flush and that group can flush. I am tired of it. I’m sorry, but our world is dangerously close to becoming just one big, whining baby with all the governmental interference. Obesity is a personal thing, not something for government to monitor. They have trouble taking care of their own business which they are elected to do.” J.D. “Does the government really think they can control obesity by not selling sugary drinks? What about the candy bars on the shelves next to them--will they be banned next? I guess that would mean no more Pop Tarts, Oreos, or ice cream. And once all the sugary foods are gone, they would have to ban potato chips and peanuts and Cheez-its. I guess there could be no more restaurants which sell fattening steaks with sour cream-laden baked potatoes and french bread. Taken to the extreme, the government would have to ban all food because any food could contribute to obesity if overeaten. We have enough government intervention in our lives; the last thing we need is their interference with our dinner plates. How about a little self-control on the menu?” B.L.

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Police officers honored By Lisa J. Mauch

CLERMONT COUNTY — The 29th annual Police Appreciation Banquet took place May 17 at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. A special award was given to Judge George Pattison for his many years of organizing the event. The 2012 award recipients are: » Officer James Taylor - Officer of the Year Small Department. For the past two years, Goshen has been recognized nationally for the Goshen National Night Out event, which Taylor has been instrumental in organizing. He also created the Boys & Girls Club in Goshen, the Goshen Community Center and the Warrior Scholarship Fund. » Officer Chris Wilson - Officer of the Year Large Department. While working for the Union Township Police Department, Wilson investigated 34 known separate offenses committed by Tracy Kuhlman and coconspirator Steven Gebhart, who had broken into numerous vehicles and residences to steal items and committed credit card fraud. The closure of this case and recovery of stolen items started with a routine traffic stop made by Wilson. After his investigation, Wilson compiled a case against Kuhlman and Gebhart. As a result, Gebhart was sentenced to a long prison term at a state penal facility and Kuhlman is waiting extradition from an Indiana prison to face charges in Clermont County. » Officer Tim Budai - Traffic Officer of the Year Small Department. Working out of the Goshen Township Police Department, Budai is responsible for answering almost every service call that comes in during his shift. In 2011, he handled more than 2,100 service calls. In between these calls, Budai focuses his efforts on keeping the roadways safe. Last year, he issued citations to 104 suspended drivers, 31 other traffic citations, 194 traffic warnings and made 84 warrant arrests. » Trooper Nathan Pabin Traffic Officer of the Year Large Department. Pabin has been with the Ohio Highway State Patrol’s Batavia Post since 2006. He has been selected twice for Trooper of the Year honors and earned a District 8 Trooper of the Year award. In 2011, Pabin removed 160 impaired drivers from the road and initiated more than 2,400 traffic stops. He has had numerous court appearances due to his high number of drunk driver arrests and has developed a reputation with judges, prosecutors and attorneys as a credible, knowledgeable and well-prepared officer. » Det. Kevin Corbett - Criminal Investigator of the Year Small Department. Corbett has worked at the Loveland Police Department since 1999. He has worked diligently to solve cases, help fellow officers, and establish an excellent reputation with other agencies and the prosecutor’s offices of three counties. In 2011, Corbett was assigned the role of full-time investigator. Many of the 96 cases he handled he assigned himself to free up road officers for other duties. Two of his more notable cases involved getting a confession out of a suspected bank robber and a confession from a robber who preyed on the elderly. » Josh Bail - Criminal Investigator of the Year Large Department. During July 2011, Bail closed by arrest, with confessions, 16 burglaries for the Union Township Police Department while working with five other investigators to balance 150 open

KeyBank Vice President Joe Schiesler, left, congratulates Judge George Pattison while Pattison's assistant Pat Aubrey looks on. Pattison was recognized for his many years working on the Police Appreciation Banquet. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Officer James Taylor of the Goshen Police Department listens as Det. Mark Penn tells the audience why Taylor is the recipient of the Officer of the Year - Small Department award. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Officer Tim Budai of the Goshen Township Police Department, left, listens as Tom Risk, president of the FOP Lodge No. 112, recognizes him as the winner of the Traffic Officer of the Year - Small Department award. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Attorney William Rapp, left, presents Capt. Stephen Rogers of the Miami Township Police Department with the Retired Officer Recognition award. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS KeyBank Vice President Joe Schiesler, left, presents Sgt. Jerry "Keith" Belcher of the Milford Police Department with the Medal of Honor award. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

cases. Bail spent a significant amount of time surveying pawn shops looking for items taken from the burglaries and the people who pawned them. He was instrumental in the return of a substantial amount of property to the rightful owners. » Dep. Investigator Matthew Farmer, Dep. Investigator Michael Robinson, crime scene Investigator Gregg Shelley, Dep. Investigator B.J. Boerger, Investigative Sgt. Chris Stratton, Lt. Steve Leahy, Dep. Investigator Greg Moran and Dep. Investigator Lori Saylor - Best Investigative Effort Multi-Jurisdictional. Members of the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit were assigned the case of Zuhal Sexton, who was assaulted by an unknown person in her Amelia home. Erdal Ozevin was indicted for attempted murder, felonious assault, kidnapping, aggravated burglary and possession of criminal felony tools. Also, a detainer for deportation was placed on Ozevin after it was discovered he was in the country illegally. » Sgt. Jerry “Keith” Belcher Medal of Honor. On May 21, 2011,

2012 CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS » Goshen Township Police Department: Chief Ray Snyder, Det. Mark Penn, Sgt. Ron Robinson » Miami Township Police Department: Chief R. Steven Bailey, Det. Keith Bullock, Det. Nick Colliver, Det. Robert Bradford, Sgt. Al Faute, Sgt. Greg Jenkins, Sgt. John Swing » Milford Police Department: Officer Russ Kenney, Sgt. Sean P. Mahan » Mt. Orab Police Department: Lt. Josh Black, Sgt. Chris Hodge » Union Township Police Department: Det. John Pavia, Det. Keith Puckett, Det. Rodney Combs, Det. Scott Blankenship, Det. Todd Taylor, Officer Josh Hines, Sgt. Jeff Brown

Belcher of the Milford Police Department responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man attempting suicide by jumping off the Milford Parkway Bridge into the East Fork of the Little Miami River. Upon arrival, Belcher found the man had jumped into the river and was clinging to a tree root with his head barely above water. He refused to grab onto a rescue disk the fire department threw him. Belcher swam to the subject in frigid water and was able to remove him from the

river. Fire personnel examined the man and discovered hypothermia was setting in. Belcher’s actions saved his life. » Officer Alex Koszo - Medal of Honor. Koszo and Officer Joe Pangallo of the Union Township Police Department Aug. 23, 2011, were executing an arrest warrant at a residence located above a business on Ohio 74. Pangallo was attacked by a pit bull owned by the building’s residents. As Pangallo fell backwards and the dog climbed up his chest, Koszo drew his gun and placed an accurate shot to the dog’s chest area while Pangallo was still falling. His quick decision saved his partner from possible traumatic injury or death. » Gary Morse - Citizens Award. Officer Kevin Petrocelli of the Miami Township Police Department met Morse while on patrol at a Subway restaurant three years ago. Morse approached him wanting to provide 30 turkey dinners for needy families as part of the Shop with a Cop Program. The Morse family continued their donations to the program every year. Then March 26, Petrocelli received word from Evans Funeral Home that Morse had died and the family requested all contributions go towards Shop with a Cop. » Stephanie Ross - Citizens Award. Ross is a victim’s advocate who works with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office.

She covers all aspects of the municipal court, bond hearings, pre-trial dates, trials and preliminary hearings for all the prosecutors. She has helped 1,503 separate victims over the last year. Ross is works with victims in vehicular homicide cases. She is able to walk the families through the complicated and difficult process of the court system, making sure their voices are heard. » Capt. Stephen Rogers - Retired Officer Recognition. Rogers successfully completed more than 30 years of honorable service with the Miami Township Police Department. » Officer Bill Williams - Retired Officer Recognition. Williams began his career in law enforcement in 1980 as a part-time officer with the village of Owensville. In 1982, he accepted a fulltime position with the Goshen Township Police Department. He stayed there until 1988, when he was recruited to organize and supervise Clermont County’s first multijurisdictional drug task force. » Officer Bill Dunkman - Retired Officer Recognition. Dunkman was sworn in with the Union Township Police Department in 1985 after having spent time with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. » Chief Eugene “Gene” Ferrara - Col. Paul Ferrara Memorial Law Enforcement Leadership Award. Chief Ferrara began his career in law enforcement in 1961 with the Cincinnati Police Division. He received an Ohio Congressional Commendation and the 1975 Hamilton County Police Association’s Officer of the Year award for his work in developing the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for Cincinnati. In 1978, he joined the University of Cincinnati Police. Ferrara is chair of the Crime Stoppers Program, was a board member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, has sat on numerous committees and is an instructor presenting classes for the International Association of Police Chiefs and the Ohio Association of Police Chiefs.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 21 Clubs & Organizations OutPost, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St., Non-denominational women’s group. Includes messages and music. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided. All ages. Free. Presented by OutPost. 528-1952. Newtown.

Drink Tastings Belgium Beer Dinner, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Explore different styles of Belgium. $45. 831-2749; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, 806 Ohio Pike, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. Family friendly. $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford.

Shopping Ladies Night Quarter Raffle for Autism, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., CJ Survival Band. $1. 4740123; Anderson Township. Flower Hour, 4-6 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Manager specials. 6831581. Symmes Township.

Tours 2012 Homearama, 4-10 p.m., Willows Bend Community, 6408 Birch Creek Drive, Offering palatial estates priced from $675,000 to $1 million, built by Hal Homes, Grand Estates by Fischer Homes, Justin Doyle Homes, Walker Homes, Artisan Estate Homes and Potterhill Homes. $13. Presented by Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. 851-6300; Loveland.


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Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Home & Garden Terrarium Workshop, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Bring your own jar or buy one at event. $5, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

Literary - Crafts Explorer’s Club, 11 a.m.-noon, Batavia Branch Library, 326 Broadway St., Stories, crafts and games while exploring Fractured Fairytales. Ages 7-12. Free. Registration required. 732-2128. Batavia.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg. Frisch Marionette Company Variety Show, 1-2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hand puppets and trick marionettes perform songs, dances and comedy routines. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Literary - Story Times Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Batavia Branch Library, 326 Broadway St., Ages 0-6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays all about this year’s summer reading theme: Dream Big! Free. Registration required. 732-2128; Batavia. Drop-in ToddlerTime Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Bring child age 18 months-2 years for books, rhymes and songs each week and early literacy tips. Free. 248-0700. Milford. BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Interactive story time with parent and children birth to 18 months. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond. All Ages Story Time, 10:3011:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays about this year’s summer reading theme: Dream Big. Each session promotes six early literacy skills that children must know before they can learn to read. Ages 0-6. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.

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

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to

Lindale-Mount Holly Road, The Great Outdoors. Daily through June 29. Swimming, hot lunch, games, canteen and arts and crafts. With weekly themes. Dress for weather. Ages 1-6. $140 per week; $50 per week pre- and post camp. Registration required. 797-5268; Monroe Township. Gold Rush Vacation Bible School, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Calvary Alliance Church, 986 Nordyke Road, Through June 29. Theme: The Old West. Mine for treasures of God’s Word. Daily crafts, games and snack time. Pre-kindergarten to sixth grade. Free. 474-4954; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Kevin Fox. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Festivals St. Veronica Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Music by Rusty Griswolds. Major award: $10K cash or credit at Jeff Wyler. Fried chicken/roast pork dinner Sunday 2:30-7 p.m. Casino, games, rides and book/ media sale. Free. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Bethel Family Medicine, 3088 Angel Drive, Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863300. Bethel.

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

Nature Hands-On Nature, 6-8 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

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

Summer Camp Religious/VBS Woodland Lakes Christian Camps, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 Lindale-Mount Holly Road, Starter 1. Daily through June 23.

Summer Camp - Sports Join the play facilitators for Hands-on Nature at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23. The facilitators provide a variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore the PlayScape. Admission is free for CNC members and children age 3 and younger, $3 for children and $8 for adults. For more information, call 831-1711 or visit FILE PHOTO. Grades 1-2. Activities include: arts and crafts, climbing, giant swing, swimming in pool or lake, archery, BB gun range, volleyball and canteen. Ages 4-18. $25-$250 for preschool day camp to week-long camps. Registration required. 797-5268; Monroe Township.

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Tours 2012 Homearama, Noon-10 p.m., Willows Bend Community, $13. 851-6300; Loveland.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Benefits Throwing for Billy, Noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Cornhole tournament to benefit cancer patient and veteran Billy Judd. Silent auction. BYOB. $25 to enter tournament, $5 for food. Presented by The Inabnitt Family. 600-2372. Milford. American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball, 6-11 p.m., Teal Lake Farm, 2301 Whitmer Road, Country and western entertainment; live and silent auctions of hard-to-find packages of services, travel and products; Tex-Mex cuisine and bar and special tributes to cancer victims and survivors. Ages 21 and up. Benefits American Cancer Society. $200. Reservations required. Presented by American Cancer Society Cincinnati. 888-227-6446, ext. 4120; Batavia.

Education Amateur Radio Field Day, 2 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mount Zion Road, Through 2 p.m. June 24. Milford Amateur Radio Club sets up and operates three amateur radio stations, making contacts with other radio stations around the world. Demonstration of emergency communications abilities. Free. Presented by Milford Amateur Radio Club. 225-5830; Miami Township.

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

Festivals St. Veronica Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. Veronica Parish, Music by Groove Doctor. Free. 528-1622; Mount Carmel.

Home & Garden Terrarium Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Greenhouse, $5, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Rock Tajlyn, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Padrino, 111 Main St., 965-0100; Milford.


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Hands-On Nature, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under; free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Bird Walks, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Look for resident birds as well as neotropical migrants home for the summer. Dress for weather and meet leader in Rowe Woods parking lot. $8, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township.

Music in the Park Summer Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Amphitheater. Patriotic music and old-time favorites by Ohio Military Band. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. Through Aug. 12. 248-3727; Milford.

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

Recreation Ride for the Runts, 10-11:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Registration begins 10 a.m. Motorcycle run to benefit less fortunate children in our area. Visits three Legion Posts and returns to Post 450 for party. Grilled food with homemade side dishes, raffle prizes and split-the-pot. Music by Gang Box and Bam Bam & the Wayouts. Benefits American Legion Child Welfare. Family friendly. $10, $5 passengers. Registration required. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-8613. Milford.

Tours 2012 Homearama, Noon-10 p.m., Willows Bend Community, $13. 851-6300; Loveland.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24 Community Dance Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Union Township.

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

Festivals St. Veronica Festival, 12:30-9 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, Music by Ritchie and Roe. Free. 5281622; Mount Carmel.

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

Religious - Community Family Celebration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Locust Corner United Methodist Church, 917 Locust Corner Road, Former pastor David Moody speaks at 10 a.m. service honoring past and present families of church. Men grill hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch. Beverages provided. Bring side dishes. Music and games. 752-0058. Pierce Township.

Tours 2012 Homearama, Noon-10 p.m., Willows Bend Community, $13. 851-6300; Loveland.

MONDAY, JUNE 25 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

Summer Camp Religious/VBS Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054

Soccer Unlimited Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Short Park, 3623 Church St., Daily through June 29. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/maintain your soccer talents by playing serious, training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. Ages 5-17. $119. Presented by Soccer Unlimited. 232-7916. Newtown.

Summer Camp - YMCA Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 6-11. Monday-Friday. $120 per week for YMCA member, $175 per week for non-member. 4741400. Anderson Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 14-15. Monday-Friday. $60 members, $120 non-members. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Business Meetings Meet the Buyer: Total Quality Logistics, 8-9:30 a.m., Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 4355 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150, New program of Clermont Chamber of Commerce designed to provide an opportunity for large businesses in region to showcase best purchasing practices while offering suppliers a rare opportunity to connect with those large businesses. $25, $15 members. 576-5000; Union Township.

Civic Board of Park Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike, Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 474-0003, ext. 5096. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

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

Home & Garden Vertical Gardening Workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Bring wooden picture frame sized for 8-by-10 photo. $15, plus materials. 683-1581; Symmes Township.

Literary - Crafts Explorer’s Club, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Explore this years summer reading theme: Dream Big. Stories, crafts, games and snacks. Ages 0-5. Free. 752-5580. Amelia. Craft Time, Noon-1 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Attendees in grades kindergarten through elementary invited to join for games and crafts during story time for siblings. Free. 734-2619. Bethel.

Literary - Libraries Writer’s Group, 6-8 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Open to adult writers of all levels and genres to meet for peer support and sharing. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.


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Simplify with homemade detergent, yeast bread The more high tech I get in my professional life, the more low tech I want to be when I’m home. Like mowing the grass around the herb garden with an old-fashioned reel mower. I love the sound that it makes Rita and the Heikenfeld fact that RITA’S KITCHEN the only energy consumption it uses is mine. I decided to make my own dry laundry detergent too, just because I like the aroma and the fact that it takes so little to clean a full load of wash. Grandson Jack was my soap “sous chef” and helped stir up a batch. You can find the ingredients at your local grocery. And do let the kids help. They’ll have fun and learn a a lesson in economics to boot.

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For the bar soap, traditionally this is made with Fels Naptha for regular clothes or Ivory for delicates. Use your favorite bar soap as long as it has some cleaning power. The Fels Naptha has a distinctive aroma that smells clean. The Ivory has a slight sweet aroma. Hardly any suds form, but that’s OK since clothes come out clean. Sometimes I’ll add ½ cup clear vinegar instead of fabric softener, as well. Mix together: 1 bar finely grated soap (I used my hand grater at first and then the food processor) 1¼ cups borax 1¼ cups Arm & Hammer super washing soda (not baking soda)

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Rita's grandson Jack helps her mix up a batch of homemade laundry detergent. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. those persons who, in her own quiet way, makes a big bang of a difference in people who are blessed enough to know her. Bonnie is not only an expert seamstress, she is one heck of a good cook and excellent baker. I can say this with conviction since I was the recent happy recipient of a warm loaf of Bonnie’s freshly baked bread, personally delivered to me while I was at Natorp’s Florence store helping folks with their herb questions. Here is her recipe for a healthier wheat bread, full of flavor and a toothsome texture. Makes 2 large loaves or 3 medium loaves 1 cup whole wheat flour (Bonnie uses Kroger) 7 to 7½ cups bread flour (Bonnie uses Gold Medal Better for Bread flour) 2 envelopes rapid rise yeast (Bonnie uses Fleischmann’s) 2½ teaspoons salt 1½ cups milk 1½ cups water ¼ cup molasses ¼ cup butter

In a large bowl, combine the 1 cup whole wheat flour, 2½ cups bread flour, yeast and salt. Stir gently with a spoon to blend. Pour milk, water, molasses and butter in a saucepan and heat to 120 to 130 degrees. Using an electric mixer on low speed, gradually add this liquid to the flour mixture. Beat 2 more minutes on low. Add an additional 1 cup bread flour and beat an additional 2 minutes at medium speed. With spoon, stir in enough additional bread flour, scraping bowl occasionally, to make a soft dough. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead 8 to 9 minutes, adding additional bread flour until bread dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into large ball and cover with large buttered bowl; let rest for 10 minutes. Remove bowl and cut dough into 2 or 3 pieces, depending on how many loaves you want. With your hands, somewhat flatten each piece of dough and roll it up longwise, to form a tight log.

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



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


Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Phone 734-4041

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

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

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


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

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

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

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


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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 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

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

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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.

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

Ages 3 through 12

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


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


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2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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 •



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

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

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If you’ve ever lost your footing or found yourself reaching for a chair or wall to steady yourself, you’ve come face-to-face with a fact of life. As we age, our ability to balance ourselves decreases. For many, that loss of balance is negligible and does not interfere with daily activities. For others, it can limit mobility and personal confidence. While good balance is important at any age, it is especially critical for seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health, balancerelated falls are the second leading cause of accidental death for seniors, and the number one cause of emergency room visits. Statistics show that one in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year with as many as 30 percent resulting in severe injuries. There’s an emotional cost as well. Balance is the intangible force that allows us to perform the daily activities we take for granted. If you are experiencing balance issues, there are a number of balancing and stretching exercises that may improve your stability. Before beginning these, however, it’s important to eliminate any

Saint Mary Church,Bethel Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

sees filed fraudulent tax returns in order to maximize customer’s refunds so the firms could get larger fees directly from the customer’s refund checks. The lawsuit also says the firm has charged “outrageously high fees,” which it says are often not disclosed to customers. The firm is owned by Fesum Ogbazion, who started the business in Cincinnati back in 1994. Although I was unable to speak with Ogbazion, a company lawyer sent me a statement in response to my questions. The company disputes the allegations in the federal lawsuit saying it works hard to insure the independently owned franchises understand and comply with the law. The statement says the vast majority of about 200,000 tax returns were done correctly and in compliance with tax laws and regulations. “Instant Tax Service believes once more fact emerge and the entire matter is viewed in full contest, it will be clear that the company has not violated any laws or regulations,” the statement said.



switched banks in the weeks since the check was written. Rice says all this happened before April 15, when people were still filing Howard their taxes. “I Ain wouldn’t think I HEY HOWARD! would be the only one this happened to. I just don’t know how you can stop processing checks through a bank in the middle of tax season,” she said. Rice eventually did get another check for her Ohio tax refund but she’s upset it did not include reimbursement for her bank’s bounced check fee. In addition, she says she’s been reluctant to cash it. There’s a phone number on the check to verify its authenticity but when she called she was told the company could not verify it. I’ve learned checks issued by Tax Tree had been returned in cities all over the country. I contacted Instant Tax Service and the company has now sent Rice a new refund check that includes the bounced check fee. But the United States Justice Department has filed suit seeking to close down the Dayton, Ohio-based Instant Tax Service. The suit says several franchi-


The company that owns Instant Tax Service, and its founder, are under fire from federal authorities following more than 900 complaints from customers over the past three years. I have also received and reported on complaints about this company, which bills itself as the fourth largest tax preparation company in America. It claims to have hundreds of locations in 34 states, including here in the Tristate. Barbara Rice, of Goshen, visited one of those locations in February to have her taxes done. “They took my fees out of my state tax return so I got a $22 check. It was written on something called Tax Tree. I waited about three weeks to cash it,” Rice said. Tax Tree is another subsidiary of the corporation that owns Instant Tax Service. Rice says she was soon told there was a problem with its check. “So I went to my bank and they said my tax check had bounced. So the bank had taken the money out of my account and charged me $10 for the bounced check charge,” Rice said. Rice complained to Instant Tax Service and said she was told it was her own fault for waiting to cash the check. She was told the check bounced because the company had

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Sunday Morning 10:00AM 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

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

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MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

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Beagle likes to pick, eat raspberries Howdy folks, Last week we were picking raspberries. The beagle, Lady, seems to like the ripe ones, too. The new cable we put on her is 25 ft. long. I didn't realize that it would let her into the patch of berries. We had a bird dog, a Llewellin Setter. She would go with us when we picked blackberries. She went through the patch of berries before we got there, in case there was a snake. After she did this, she liked to eat the berries. She only ate the black ones so we needed to be quick in picking so we could get enough to make a pie. She was a good bird dog. When I went hunting and got out of the car, she would lay in my seat until I got back. She was a very loyal dog and when she died it was like one of the family, what a loss. Last week, we went to the Grant's Farm to give their daughter Leah a gift for her graduation. It was a writing box we made. This young lady is going to

college. We wish her the best. After we left the Grants, we went to Fayetteville to visit George a lady that Rooks had called OLE FISHERMAN and has some honey bee boxes and berry boxes to give us. This lady is a very lovely person and the visit was one of our best visits we have had. She sure has a beautiful home and lovely flowers. She had a cup of coffee and a piece of cake for Ruth Ann and me to enjoy. She is a mere 82 years young. This gal is known as Mrs. Havens. Her son Jason worked here at the East Fork for several years and was a fine person and a good worker. He was a big feller and took pride in his work and never left work until everything was in its place. Tuesday evening, we went to Louisville Grange in Adams County to attend

a meeting. This Grange is having some problems with attendance with so much sickness. They are doing what the can to keep the Grange going. The church in their community have some meetings in the Grange Hall. This Grange Hall was a one room school at one time. There are a few members of the Grange that went to school there. This Louisville Grange will have a homemade ice cream social on Aug. 18. We will write about the date and time later. While we are talking about homemade ice cream, the Monroe Grange at Nicholsville will have one on July 14 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. There will be barbecue and hot dog sandwiches, pie, cake, homemade ice cream, coffee, water or soft drinks. So come out and enjoy the evening. On the way back home from the Bethel Lions Club meeting, the neighbors the Massman's stopped us along the road as they were walking their

dogs and invited us to their house for an evening meal. This was accepted. We made a freezer of vanilla ice cream to take. There were Ruth Ann's two cousins Karen and her husband, Tim and Kayla, Ron and Karen Massman, three dogs and two cats. They have several humming bird feeders up and there were six or eight humming birds feeding and keeping each other away from the feeder. They have a pond. Ron would throw fish food in the pond and watch the fish come up and get the food. The dogs would try to get some fish food. This was fun to watch. Ruth Ann and I live in the best neighborhood. On Friday evening, the 50 Plus Group of our church met at the Gabbards home for the monthly meeting. Each family brought a couple of dishes to share for the meal and it was great and enjoyed by everyone. After the meal, they had a cornhole game set up, so most of us took a




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LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: U n i t #261, Alexander Lavalle, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Cincin nati, OH 45244. 1709112 Legal Notice Day Heights Storage 1360 St. Rt. 131 Milford, Oh 45150 (513) 831-2082 Auction date 6-29-12 Randy Mobley Unit #C-50, 5732 Cromley Dr. Milford, OH 45150. 1709594

In Memoriam Jeffers

Lenore Jeffers celebrated almost 102.5 years of life. She is survived by her daughters Janet (Joe) Kovach and Charlotte (Charlie) Laypool. Janet’s children are Cathy (Danny) Baker, she was preceded in death by Susan GerardEssex, Rob (Jenny) Gerard, Pat (Kirk) Schreiber, and Tim (Linda) Gerard. Charlotte’s children: Debbie Giles, Mark Howey and John (Terri) Howey. Lenore is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren great-great10 and grandchildren. Lenore loved to read, quilt and garden. She leaves behind family from Milford and Belmont, Ohio. She will be missed by all!

turn throwing the bags of corn. Some even hit the board. Some like Donna and Ken would hit the hole, WOW! When it was my turn, I would hit the board and the bag would either slide off or completely miss. One time I did hit the hole. That really made my evening. You may think we do a lot of running, well, we do. On Saturday morning, we went to PanHandle for a Pomona Grange meeting for Adams County. It started at 10:30 a.m. Then after the meeting, we had a meal. These folks all do so much for the community service. Monday we went to Anderson Hospital for a chest x-ray for a follow up check up for Ruth Ann after the cancer on her leg last year. We go to the doctor next week, so we pray everything is all right. She feels fine. It is time to start planning for the canning and freezing season. We hope to go fishing yet this week and put some fish in the freezer for winter. What a wonderful rain we had Monday. It was one inch. We could almost watch the garden grow. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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

Food & Clothing Skillathon is July 17 The Family Consumer Sciences Teen Board invites all Clermont County Junior Fair competitors to participate in the Food and Clothing Skill-a-thons from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17, in the 4-H Hall and Kitchen on the fairgrounds. The contest is open to all interested Junior Fair eligible participants as stated in the general Junior Fair rules. There will be two divisions: Junior - ages 8 to 12 as of Jan. 1, 2012 ; and Senior - ages 13 to 19 as of Jan.1, 2012. Each division first-place winners will receive a $25 prize, which was donated by a sponsor. Participants must pre-register by June 29. The Family Consumer Sciences Teen Board educates Clermont County youth by promoting fashion, design, clothing construction, nutrition, health and wellness, resource management and family life activities. Get involved by obtaining an application from The Ohio State University Extension - Clermont County or Applications are due by July 30. “Like” OSU Extension - Clermont County on Facebook to stay informed of all 4-H, FSC and Agriculture events.

Library expands eBook collection Beginning June 1, the Clermont County Public Library will debut Freading, a new eBook lending service, expanding the current eBook collection by an additional 20,000 titles. Freading titles are available 24/7 with a library card - no waiting lists, no overdue fees. Freading provides electronic materials to library patrons similar to the Ohio eBook Project and SEO Library Consortium. Titles can be downloaded to most Android tablets and phones with the Freading app. A Freading app is also available for downloading titles

to iPads, iPhones and the Kindle Fire and is available through the library website. “We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great content, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing itself to the community,” said Dave Mezack, library executive director. Contact your local branch for more information or visit to start downloading titles on June 1.


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Divorce Heather S. Verzwyvelt vs. Joseph D. Verzwyvelt Justin N. Weber vs. Tosha M. Weber Carolyn Jansen vs. Theodore C. Henline Joseph Reynolds vs. Stephanie Reynolds

Dissolution Homer A. Matheny vs. Gail M. Matheny Heather Packard vs. Curtis Packard Ronnie J. Lawson vs. Stacey M. Lawson Beth Carter vs. Dustin Carter Kyle T. McRoberts vs. Danielle E. McRoberts Jennifer Stranko vs. John Stranko Kellie J. McElfresh vs. Jonathon C. McElfresh Zachery L. Burson vs. Sarah S. Tidball Nicole Sinclair vs. Jonathan Sinclair Melissa A. Smith vs. Jason M. Smith Kimberly A. Spatz vs. Roger D. Spatz Stephanie A. Siegel vs. Jeffrey A. Siegel Andrew M. Schuler vs. Sondra Schuler Victor Carter vs. Autumn Carter Doyle A. Douglas vs. Donna K.

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. Sonya Kay Vaughn, 25, Clermont County Jail, misuse of credit cards, receiving stolen property, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Diana Crisie Skidmore, 23, 2730 Ohio 222, Lot 17, Bethel, misuse of credit cards, receiving stolen property, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Caleb Bunton, 31, 10 Montgomery Way, Apt. 5, Amelia, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joshua Steve Kearns, 36, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Tony Jay Ball, 28, 969 Ohio 28, No. 84, Milford, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandon Lee Ruhstaller, 19, 84 Deer Meadow Drive, Batavia, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. David Nathan Burns Jr., 46, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, vandalism, Pierce Township Police. Rebecca Ann Donell, 41, 2755 Ohio 132, No. 197, New Richmond, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, New Richmond Police. Roy Allen Decker, 38, 876 Happy Lane, Milford, trafficking in marijuana, Milford Police. Hester Lee Rush, 42, 2110 Oakbrook Place, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Milford Police. Anthony Maurice Nuttall, 19, Clermont County Jail, receiving stolen property, aggravated menacing, Union Township Police. Tabatha Louise Costa, 32, 2535 Ohio 50, Batavia, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jeremy Cain Adkins, 37, 728 Ohio Pike, No. 1, Cincinnati, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. George Walker Dunn, 37, 6087 Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Bryant Lee Nichols II, 32, 5814 Ohio 133, Batavia, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Candice Justine Shannon, 25, 371 West Main St., Apt. 31 Owensville, endangering children, domestic violence, felonious assault, Owensville Police. Trey Michael Biehl, 25, 895 Ohio Pike, Apt. A, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police. Sean Matthew Jarman, 27, 165 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police. Shawn Paul Drew, 32, Clermont County Jail, theft, theft from elderly, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Tyler James Disney, 27, 451 Yarrabee Trace, Apt. C, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kristin Jeannine Roth AKA Kristin J. Holland, 27, 451 Yarrabee Trace, Apt. C, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

Amy Michelle Misch, 37, 4373 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Harry Thomas Bolton Jr., 32, 2361 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Vicki A. Callahan, 52, 302 St. Andrews Drive, Apt. A, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Bruce R. Hutchinson, 44, 2537 Ohio 28, Pleasant Plain, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Abdelghani Ennajah, 38, 1822 Oakwood Place, Milford, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Bertha Sue Brown, 42, 353 North 3rd St., Williamsburg, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Narcotics Unit. Brandon L. Borders, 20, 102 Country Way Lane, Bethel, deception to obtain a dangerous drugs, Narcotics Unit. Lindsay Brooke Clepper, 28, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kristina Renee Adkins, 33, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kyle Scott Waits, 27, Clermont County Jail, burglary, breaking

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Cenlar FSB vs. Ernest E. Carter, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC vs. Patrick J. Hesselbrock, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Pamela Jenkins, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Gary Cox, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kenneth T. Mullen Jr., et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Robyn L. Minashvili, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Donald E. Clift Jr., et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Judith A. Broxterman, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Karen L. Roettle, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Christopher A. Berning, et al., foreclosure. First Place Bank vs. Teresa A. McCann, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. David Price, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Sue E. Carter, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Dianne M. Buchanan, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. William Spears Jr., et al., foreclosure. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. vs. Michael J. Maryo, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Gregory Snider, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Douglas P. Gerrard, et al., foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kamala L. McAlister, et al., foreclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Joshua T. Stith, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Timothy C. Pulskamp, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Carla Puckett, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. 1032 Robin Trust, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Paul W. Oser, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. James D. Clancy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Matthew T. Smith, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Daniel R. Evans, et al., foreclosure. Sardinia Concrete Co. vs. Evans Landscaping Inc., other civil. LVNV Funding LLC vs. Marsha R. Jones, other civil. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. James D. Curso Sr., et al., other civil. Jerry Wray Director Ohio Department vs. SSC Eastgate Square GR LLC, et al., other civil. Willard Bruce Griffis, et al., vs. Donna Hollis, et al., other civil. Firstmerit Bank NA vs. Jeffrey A. Eversman, other civil. Misty Vanhoose vs. Adam G. Auxier, et al., other civil. Carolyn Neal vs. Adam Henderlight, et al., other civil. LCNB National Bank vs. Smith Custom Service Inc., other civil. State of Ohio Ex Rel Joanne Rosbac vs. Miami Township Board of Trustees, et al., other civil.

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


7092 Goshen Road, Donald Kohler to Gary & Lisa Stamper, 1.0000 acre, $68,000. 1206 O’Bannonville Road, Angela Burns, trustee to David Weyers, $120,000. 6921 Shiloh Road, Gene & W. Joan Brown to Robert & Jeri Moose, 10.2000 acre, $365,000. 6879 Stonehedge Circle, Julie Harter to Quentin & Kara Docter, 0.4860 acre, $397,500.


3075 Caudill East Road, Estate of Ethel Pearl Grant to Charles & Frances Grant, 1.8470 acre, $70,000. 2030 Louis Lane, Dale Lee Wabnitz to Gregory & Lynne Wirthlin, 5.0100 acre, $55,000.


6122 Balsam Drive, Lee & Deborah Johnsen to Matthew & Laura Johnson, $299,000. 6394 Birch Creek Drive, Hal Homes/Willows Bend LLC to

Casey & Linda Hodnett, 0.7890 acre, $634,097. 847 Cannes Court, Peter & Karen Joines to William & Tracey Garfield, $276,000. 1501 Corbin Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Alexander Moore, 0.1800 acre, $149,500. 1739 Cottontail Drive, Audrey & Mason Sze, trustees to John & Jo Ann Caroff, 0.5090 acre, $298,000. 6255 Deerhaven Lane, Kathleen & John Dones Jr., co-trustees to Teresa Desch, 0.4614 acre, $187,500. 717 Miami Heights Court, John & Lynette Midle to James Browning, $355,000. 559 Miami Trace Court, Deborah Carter, trustee to Robert Chancey & Julie Siekman, $294,000. 5505 Mount Zion Road, Timothy Hubbell, et al. to CitiMortgage Inc., 4.0960 acre, $116,667. 603 St. Andrews Circle, William & Anna Stivers to Anna Bradrick, trustee, 0.1270 acre, $159,900. 5884 Stonebridge Circle No. 301, Linda Danforth-Warren, trustee to Salinette Hissett, $108,000. 5942 Thistle Court, Mark Bresser, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 1.5640 acre,

$150,000. 1700 Turnberry, Wells Fargo Bank as trustee to Glenn Lindahl, $105,000. 6393 Birch Creek Drive, Hal Homes/Willow Bend LLC to Deborah Carter, trustee, 0.6760 acre, $871,351. 6462 Brittany Lane, James & Jennifer Merz to Scott & Kelly Gelhot, 0.6110 acre, $288,500. 1413 Cheltenham Drive, Christopher & Anne Dieringer to Stephen & Laurie Reece, $268,000. 6052 Floyd Place, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to THE CO Inc., $41,500. 715 Glencrest Lane, Caleb & Leah Mitchell to Brian & Kathleen Rechenberg, $248,500. 1332 Harbor Cove, Melissa Ramey & Brian Cross to Todd & Stephanie Huffine, 0.3310 acre, $305,000. 727 Miami Heights Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Tara & Herbert Temple, $305,000. 6678 Miami Woods Drive, William & Marilyn Richardson to David & Carla Zack, $375,000. 5770 Observation Court, Labron Miller to Larry & Debbie Black-

stone, $155,000. 6628 Saddlebrook Court, Joffrey & Lara Mendoza to Kevin Barrett & Victoria Wilson Barret, $505,000. 5604 Sugar Camp Road, Randy Glaser, Successor trustee to Andrew Reinhart & Lori Lang, 2.3360 acre, $196,500. 5863 Winchester Drive, Donald & Debra Wallingford to Christopher & Amy Wilson, $152,700. 948 Woodcreek Drive, Kevin Nadzam & James Zitt to Richard & Ann Thomas, 0.9910 acre, $246,000.


250 Logsby Place Unit J, KTB Sisters LLC to Charles & Onnolee Freay, $89,500. 201 Milford Parkway, Mohrfield Real Estate Enterprises Ltd. to Lee Holdings LLC, 4.7530 acre, $1,365,000. 109 West Stoneridge Drive, Robert & Jennifer Jordan to Adam Valencic, $220,000.


6033 Belfast Road, Bank of New York Mellon trustee to Burnet Capital LLC, $28,000. 6033 Belfast Road, Burnet

RELIGION Belfast United Methodist Church

The church is having an outside worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24, under its picnic shelter. There will be a picnic lunch immediately following the service. This event is free and open to everyone. Vacation Bible School “Operation Overboard” is 6:30- p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28. It is open to youth ages 12 and under, and will include music, lessons, games, crafts and snacks. VBS is free and everyone is welcome. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188.

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old

afternoon and 18- to 36-month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose

one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call 6834256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is having a Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, to Wednesday, June 27, at the church. The theme is “Rocky Point Lighthouse - Where Kids Shine God’s Light.” Call for more information. The church is at 937 Old Ohio 74; 753-8223.

The church is having its annual Jesus Jubilee from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 30. There will be free food, games, bounce house, face painting and more. Children ages 1 to 12 welcome. Contact Paulette or Allen Clemmer at 831-3147. The church is at 5345 Hutchinson Road, Stonelick Township.

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Williams Corner Church

Cruisin’ at the Corner is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday through July 14. Saturday, July 21, the church will host the Car Show at the Corner with free registration from 9 a.m to noon, Top 40 awarded at 2 p.m. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 100. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen Township; 513-6256459 or 513-288-1977.

3742 Baur Road, Kenneth & Frances Baldwin, et al. to Vanderbilt Mortgage & Finance Inc., 2.9990 acre, $63,000. Shiloh Meadow, Shawn Meyers, et al. to Christopher Neal, 2.1070 acre, $4,202.10. 6585 Stonelick Trace, Robert & Linda Levy to Denny & Shelley Lorenz, 4.9300 acre, $235,000. 6152 Taylor Pike, Thomas & Lorraine Fallon to Elizabeth & Denny Southerland Jr., 14.1430 acre, $250,000. 5587 Wild Rose Lane, Cindy Mistler, trustee to Melvin Oney, 1.1700 acre, $102,000. 6947 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Jason & Amy Price to Andrea Jackson, 2.0000 acre, $160,000. 3201 Ernies Drive, Zana & George Hagerman to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 2.8900 acre, $13,333.34. 6167 Marathon Edenton Road, Mary & Michael Busch to Nicholas Garrison, 6.1050 acre, $121,000. 6400 Ohio 133, Pamela Sue & Richard Tyner to Debora Holcombe, 4.9400 acre, $30,000. 6501 Shiloh Road, Bryan Ruffner to David & Janet Beuke, 1.2290 acre, $164,000.


Jarrod Wykert, Goshen, deck, 6219 Sand Hills Drive, Goshen Township, $4,000. Jason Honican, Loveland, alter, 6703 Oakland Road, Goshen Township. Frances Hunley, Loveland, pole barn, 6435 Snider Road, Goshen Township, $25,000. Timberline Buildings, Goshen, pole building, 6675 Bray Road, Goshen Township, $20,000. Donald Cornelius, Loveland, deck, 5864 Irish Dude, Miami Township, $20,000. Beckman Services Inc., Cincinnati, HVAC, 3204 Traverse Creek, Miami Township. Grays Excavating, Amelia, alter, 6332 Pine Lane, Miami Township. John Huber Homes, Loveland, alter, 990 Paxton Road, Miami Township. Patricia Miller, Loveland, HVAC, 6247 Deerhaven, Miami Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5089 Sugar Camp, Miami Township; HVAC, 901 Traverse Creek. JZ Electric, West Harrison, alter, 1214 Red Roan, Miami Township. CEO Heating and Cooling, Milford, HVAC, 1142 Fox Run, Miami Township. Anchor Pools, Fairfield, pool, 1086 Raintree, Miami Township. David Wilmes, Milford, pool, 5694 Greimann Lane, Miami Township. Triple D Heating & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6208 Pintail, Miami Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5665 McCormick Trail,

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Miami Township, $172,000. A. Temmel & Assocs., Cincinnati, new, 2046 McKay Road, Stonelick Township, $222,040. Steve Bauscher, Goshen, shed, 2710 Spring Hill Road, Wayne Township, $4,000. Potterhill Homes, Milford, accessory structure, 1354 Water Mills, Miami Township. JTH Electric, Goshen, alter, 2502 Ohio 131, Stonelick Township.


Hilvert & Pope Electric Inc., Cincinnati, fire alarm-Live Oaks, 5956 Buckwheat, Miami Township. Nelson Comfort, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6492 Branch Hill Guinea, Miami Township. Atlantic Sign Co., Cincinnati, signs, 928 Ohio 28, Miami Township; sign, 1243 Ohio 28. Tomislav Novakovic, Cincinnati, miscellaneous work, 435 Main St., Milford City. Decka Construction, Cincinnati, fire suppression-Kirby Restaurant, 378 Bridge St., Miami Township. BHI General Contracting, Fairfield, alter-Lacazuela Mexican Grill & Bar, 1067 Ohio 28, Miami Township.

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Capital LLC to Victoria Howe, $32,000. 2063 U.S. Route 50, Fifth Third Bank Mortgage Co. to Gary & Connie Enix, 1.9430 acre, $62,375. 2052 Ohio 131, Wells Fargo Bank NA as trustee to John Scalf, 1.6260 acre, $51,299. 2689 U.S. Highway 50, Larry McKinney to Jason & Eva Boyd, 5.0230 acre, $172,000. 5587 Wild Rose Lane, Cindy Mistler, trustee to Melvin Oney, 1.1700 acre, $102,000. 3 Historic Way, Brian & Christina Carlson to James & Cathy Wyatt, $40,000. 5645 Ohio 132, RBS Citizens NA to Jason Marlar, 2.8430 acre, $145,000. 1045 Ten Mile Road, Christopher & Brooke Wenstrup to Michael & Jacqueline Bricker, 35.3090 acre, $235,000. 2109 Amber Hill Road, Timothy & Tracey Distler to John & Erma Libbee, 5.1030 acre, $345,000. Cortland Orchard Subdivision, Dee Ann Keister-Smith to Robert Mullins, 0.9270 acre, $6,500. Ohio 132, Harvest Point Christian Church to Nickolas & Jennifer Frick, 10.2930 acre, $75,000.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\newdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio ex rel. Ross Hardin vs. Clermont County Board of Elections, et al., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and William R. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court's decision. In the matter of: Lindsey A. Nelson, et al. vs. John Pieratt d.b.a. John Pieratt Homes, et al., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert A. Hendrickson and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the trial court's decision.


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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Brandon Waldron, 20, 5692 W. Day Circle, criminal damage, May 26. Ryan O'Leary, 22, 1744 Schneider Road, drug abuse, May 26. Justin A. Murphy, 18, 2 E. Interwood, drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 26. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, May 27. Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, May 27. Bryan R. Woolum, 19, 6844 Shiloh, underage consumption, May 27. Daniel L. Blanchard, 44, 5680 Greimann, drug abuse, paraphernalia, obstructing official business, May 29. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, May 29. Juvenile, 17, unruly, May 30. Tiffany M. Saddler, 28, 1282 Holland Drive, drug possession, May 29. Cameron J. Carr, 20, 4575 Schoolhouse, criminal trespass, May 30. Aaron J. Edmisten, 24, 13336 Ohio 125, drug possession, driving under influence, May 30. Paul A. Juergens, 19, 6170 S. Shadowhill, obstructing official business, May 31. Michael J. Johnson, 21, 181 Brightwater, domestic violence, May 31. Bonnie Penrod, 68, 5816 Highview, domestic violence, May 31. Tonya L. McKay, 35, 5816 Highview, domestic violence, May 31. Nicholas E. Hawkey, 28, 1189 Brightwater, tampering with evidence, May 31. Chelsea M. Miller, 38, 5720 Hilltop Way, drug possession, obstructing official business, June 1. Joshua E. Cutter, 32, 976 Tarragon, disorderly conduct, June 1. James E. Wolf, 33, 1181 Brightwater No. 6, disorderly conduct, June 1. Sheelah N. Parker, 43, 1092 Hayward, improper handling of firearms, endangering children, driving under influence, June 2. Shawn R. McNeely, 27, 3363 Alexis, open container, June 2. Taylor R. Roy, 20, 306 Commons, drug possession, June 3. Chelsea McKinney, 20, 306 Commons, drug abuse, June 3. Robert T. Cassan, 55, 12 Meadow Drive, open container, June 3.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated murder Victim shot and other subject suffered a self inflicted gunshot at 1263 Eagleridge, June 3. Breaking and entering AC unit taken at 5649 Wittmer Meadows, May 30. Burglary Laptop computer, etc. taken; $2,100 at 311 Center St., May 27. Criminal damage Business sign damaged at 913 Ohio 28, May 26. Line cut on AC unit on vehicle at 947 Ohio 28, May 26. Window screen damaged on mobile home at 969 Ohio 28 No. 63, May 28. Drug paraphernalia Item found in student's purse at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, May 29.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 601 Commons, May 27. Theft Plants taken from Kroger; $51 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, May 25. A flatbed trailer was taken; $27,000 at 6083 David Lee Smith Court, May 25. Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 5983 Meadowcreek, May 25. Wallet taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 129, May 25. Sunglasses taken from Meijer; $65 at Ohio 28, May 28. Coins taken from vehicle; $20 at 717 Windfield, May 26. Copper piping taken; $600 at 5802 Happy Hollow, May 29. Two dryers taken off truck at Rent A Center; $800 at Ohio 28, May 29. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $42 at Ohio 28, May 29. Gas siphoned from vehicle at Tribble Refrigeration; $54 at Buckwheat Road, May 30. Trailer and scaffolding taken; $3,200 at 6064 Kells, May 30. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton's; $7.34 at Ohio 28, May 30. Wallet taken from vehicle at Auto Zone at Ohio 28, May 26. Furnace taken; $3,000 at 1317 Gatch Court, May 31. Money, etc. taken; $750 at 969 Ohio 28 No. 129, May 31. Purse taken from vehicle; $825 at 732 Middleton Way, May 31. Unlisted items taken from vehicle; $1,335 at 5753 Richland, June 1. Swings taken from Rainbow Playsets; $2,307 at Molly Lane, June 1. Two batteries taken off equipment at McCracken Trucking; $1,000 at Glendale Milford Road, June 3. Vandalism Benches damaged at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, May 29.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Dustin D. Barton, 22, 701 Edgecombe, recited, June 6. Kenneth Blevins, 44, 1713 Highland St., driving under influence, driving under suspension, June 9. Steven Fisher, no age given, 101 Edgecombe Drive No. 3, recit-



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CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Michelle McCann, 21, 1570 Faul Lane, Milford, possession of drugs - marijuana at Slade Road/Ohio 222, Batavia, June 7. Alan Lee Lusby, 31, 5673 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, domestic violence at 5673 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, June 10. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 3177 Leuders Road, Goshen, May 15. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary at 2641 Pringle Road, Goshen, May 15. Mary Jo McCarthy, 44, 2563 Cedarville Road, Goshen, falsification - purpose to incriminate another at 2561 Cedarville Road, Goshen, May 18. Rebecca Lynn Hopkins, 25, 2610 Blue Cypress Court, Milford, forgery, theft at 5569 Stonelick

Williams Corner Road, Batavia, May 23. Juanita Marie Bolser, 44, 3978 Pettett Drive, Goshen, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 5407 Ohio 286, Williamsburg, May 21. David W. Glass, 36, 5280 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, failure to confine a canine at 5286 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, May 22. Mardrees Luvall Valentine, 19, 1281 Pebblebrook Trail, Milford, aggravated menacing, criminal trespass at 600 University Lane, Batavia, May 22. Danielle Marie Hobbs, 27, 2595 Woodville Pike, Goshen, drug paraphernalia at Ohio 727 at Garrison Spurling, Goshen, May 22. Mallie D. Bradburn, 29, 323 East Main St., Blanchester, possession of drugs at 975 West Main St., Williamsburg, May 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault At Jordan Road, Pleasant Plain, June 1. At Hunt Road, Goshen, May 28. Breaking and entering At 6218 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, May 6. Burglary At 6160 Maffey Road, Goshen, May 7. At 2641 Pringle Road, Goshen, April 13. At 3177 Leuders Road, Goshen, April 4. Criminal damaging/endangering At 3318 Sandy Lane, Goshen, May 18. At 3585 Woodville Road, Goshen, June 2. At 2615 Moler Road, Goshen, June 9. At 2535 Hwy. 50, Batavia, June 8. At 6044 Belfast Road, Batavia, June 4. Criminal trespass At 2181 Cedarville Road, Goshen, May 3. At 33 Sutton Lane, Goshen, May 4. At 6877 Ohio 133, Blanchester, Dec. 17. At 1405 Hwy. 50, Milford, June

10. Disorderly conduct At 6876 Ohio 133, Goshen, April 25.1. Domestic violence At Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, April 23. At Ohio 727, Goshen, May 10. At Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, June 9. Drug paraphernalia At Ohio 727 at Garrison Spurling, Goshen, May 22. At 2845 Hwy. 50 Lot 16-B, Batavia, June 2. At 3284 Jordan Road, Pleasant Plain, May 31. At 6349 Taylor Pike, Goshen, May 31. At Hunt Rd at Ingle Road, Blanchester, May 31. Falsification - purpose to incriminate another At 2561 Cedarville Road, Goshen, May 15. Forgery At 2353 Ohio 131, Goshen, April 28. Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs At 6087 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, April 24. Making false alarms initiate/circulate report or warning At 2561 Cedarville Road, Goshen, May 15. Menacing At Ohio 133, Goshen, April 25. At Cedarville Road, Goshen, May 15. Misuse of credit card At 6590 Shiloh Road, Goshen, May 11. At 6874 Ohio 133, Goshen, June 6. Notice of change of address At 4839 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Batavia, April 19. Passing bad checks At 6874 Ohio 133, Goshen, June 6. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 6087 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, April 24. Possession of drugs At Ohio 727 at Garrison Spurling, Goshen, May 22. At 6087 Marathon Edenton Road, Goshen, April 24.



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DEATHS Carole Callahan Carole Jeanne Callahan, 68, formerly of Milford, died June 11. Survived by children Kimberly (Pete) Mazzei, Thomas Ellison, Deborah (Joel) McCandless, Colleen (Leighton) Shor; grandchildren Kelli (John) Malloy, Kristin Carr, Katee (Uriah) Trout, Joey Callahan, Callahan Nick, Emily, Connor McCandless, Lindsey Hale, Dayne, Braeleigh Shor; greatgranddaughter Haylee Malloy. Preceded in death by brother James Huggins. Services were June 15 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Embracing Hospice, 8013 Majors Road, Cumming, GA 30041 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Callie Fannin Callie M. Fannin, 90, Milford, died June 9. Survived by daughter Brenda Barker; sister Priscilla Langford; several nieces. Preceded in death by husband Carl Fannin. Services were June 13 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Love in Action, Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Loveland, OH 45140.

Paul Ferguson Paul Joseph Ferguson, 47, formerly of Milford, died June 8. He worked for British Telecom. Survived by parents Stan (Anne) Ferguson, Lynne Ferguson; sisters Mary (Timothy) Ragland, Kathy Ferguson, Julie (Andy) Doak, Lisa (Craig) Curtis; stepsister Jessica (Jordi) Casas; nieces and nephews Caitlin, Kerry Ragland, Max, Sarah Doak, Henry, Maddie Curtis, Mati, Keane Casas. Preceded in death by sister Jeanne Ferguson. Services were St. Andrew Catholic Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bethesda North Hospital Intensive Care Unit, c/o Bethesda Memorial Foundation, 10500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Lou Hansman Mary Louise “Lou” Rickard Hansman, 84, died June 14. Survived by husband Richard Hansman Sr.; children Richard Jr., Mark (the late Dee) Hansman, Marianne (Wayne) Buckley; grandchildren Anne (Brian) Bader, Kyle (Brittanee), John Buckley, Kendra, Joseph, Trisha Hansman; great-granddaughter MaKayla Hansman; brother Richard (Charlotte) Rickard; sister-in-law Mary Rickard; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brothers Joseph, James (Jean), Edward (Dorothy) Rickard. Services were June 18 at St. Veronica. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Veronica Church Capital Campaign, 4473 Mount CarmelTobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244.

Michael Janovic Michael John Janovic, 71, Milford, died June 11. He was a professor and chairman of the marketing and business department at Wilmington College, and the international strategic planning director for the General Tire Company. He was an assistant Scoutmaster for over 10 years and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Father O’Donoghue Council 3369. Survived by wife Cheryl Hern-Janovic; children Ryan (Shannon), Andrea Janovic; stepsons Bryan (Staci), Kevin (Jennifer Rhodes) Hern; grandchildren Hanna, Patrick, Ryan Jr. Janovic, Noah Hern. Services were June 15 at the Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and Cincinnati Nature Center.

Lenore Jeffers Lenore Jeffers, 102, Milford, died June 13. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Janet (Joe) Kovach, Charlotte (Charlie) Laypool; grandchildren Deborah Giles, Mark, John Howey, Catherine Baker, Robert, Timothy Gerard, Patricia Schreiber; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-

grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Reuel Jeffers, grandchildren Susan Gerard-Essex, six siblings. Services were June 18 at Evans Funeral Home.

Joseph Lieber Joseph Andrew Lieber, 48, Milford, died June 7. He was director of Macy's Corporation Services. He was a member of the St. Xavier Boosters and a supporter of the Hoxworth Blood Center. Survived by wife Ruth Dries Lieber; children Matthew, Hope Lieber; parents Joe, Pat Lieber; sisters Teri Lieber, Kathy (Tim) Lansberry; honorary brother Dan Olcott; parents-in-law Robert, Shirley Dries; sister- and brothers-inlaw, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services were June 14 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150 or blood donations to the Hoxworth Blood Center.

Nanci Mackie Nanci Wait Mackie, 77, Milford, died June 6. Survived by children Don Mackie Jr., Maura Spreen, Mary Shannon Ansari; grandchildren Shayda, Jahaan Ansari, Kendall, Miller, Camden Spreen; brother David Wait. Preceded in death by husband Donald Mackie Sr. Services were June 13 at Neidhard-MingMackie es Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Care Connections, 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 363, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Melvin Moore Melvin C. Moore, 85. Milford, died June 7. He was pastor of the First Church of Jesus Christ for 40 years.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by daughters Mimi (late Patrick) Toomey, Lisa (Randy) Bryant; stepchildren Willa (Patrick) NapolMoore itana, Chuck (Beverly), Ken (Lori) Bunch; grandchildren Traci (Josh) DeBra, Christina (Tim) Hodge, Cassie (Todd), Gunnar Bryant, Lindsey, Kimberly Gunn, Tommy Rodgers, Jason (Chloe) Bunch; siblings Roland, Kenneth Moore, Jewel Worley, Lois Thomas, Feryle Lawrence, Barbara Westerfield; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wives Thelma, Claudia Moore, parents Leander, Nora Moore, brother Raleigh Moore. Services were June 13 at the First Church of Jesus Christ. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Ronald Romano Sr. Ronald Joseph Romano Sr., 81, Milford, died June 5. He was a laboratory manager for DuBois Chemical. Survived by children Rose (Bryan) Hackler, Fred (Robyn), Ron Jr. (Kathy), Tony (Carrie) Romano; grandchildren Kristyn, Jayme, Courtney, Katelyn, Joshua, Zachary, Jacob, Kelsey, Michael, Laurel, Emily, John, Ethan, Sydney, Madysen, Brooklyne, Victoria; greatgranddaughter Taylor Ruth. Preceded in death by wife Ruth Elbe Romano, son John Romano, sister Ruth Mary Romano. Services were June 9 at Axis Christian Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Clermont County Senior Services.

Norma Scott Norma Philhower Scott, 93, formerly of Goshen, died June 6. She was a packer for Keebler. Survived by siblings Charles Philhower, Lou Osborne; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Oliver Scott Jr., siblings Raymond Philhower, Alice David. Services were June 11 at Evans Funeral Home.

Robert Taylor Sr. Robert Taylor Sr., 65, Goshen, died

June 6. He worked in the trucking industry. Survived by children Tina King, Janet (Rob) Mitchell, Denny (Susan), Robert Jr. (Shannon) Taylor; companion Barb Taylor Whaley; siblings Howard, Frank, Donald Taylor, Thelma, Mable Boyd, Bernice Vorhees, Ethel Vanhatter, Ada Stephens, Donna Daly; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Shirley Taylor, parents Frank, Millie Taylor, brother Harvey Taylor. Services were June 11 at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home.

Louis Urton Louis William Urton Jr., 77, Milford, died June 8. He was a machinist for the Ford Motor Company. He was a Navy veteran of Korea. Survived by stepson Darrel (Anna) Halloway; granddaughter Nickole; second cousin Louis (Jennie) Headly. Preceded on death by wife Ilene, parents Fred, Dorothy Holbrook, sister Barbara Ludwig, cousin Louis (Betty) Headly. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Raymond Weiglein Raymond L. Weiglein, 79, Milford, died June 10. He worked in garage door sales. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Judith Hunter Weiglein; son Craig (Diane) Weiglein; grandchildren Alex, Carly Weiglein. Services were June 15 at Evans Funeral Home.

Donald White Donald J. White, 82, Milford, died June 6. He was a window washer. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Hannelore; daughter Helga (Tom) Bacher; grandchildren Shannon (Mitch) Crump, Eric, Keith (Megan) Bacher; siblings Herman, Roy, Chester White, Helen Woodward, Irene Schaefer, Geneva Pennington; sistersin-law Erica, Ursula, Marianne, Roswitha; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Millard. Services were June 9 at Evans Funeral Home.

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