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Taken for granted


By Kellie Geist

Army specialist valued freedom above all else

The city of Milford is mourning the loss of Jacob Dohrenwend, the second Milford resident to die while serving in Iraq. All flags in Milford, Miami Township and at the Clermont County government offices were flown at half staff Wednesday, June 23, to remember Dohrenwend, who died Monday, June 21. Milford Mayor Ralph Vilardo and his family helped put up yellow ribbons near the Five Points intersection and Wallace Avenue, where Dohrenwend’s family lives. “Putting up the ribbons and flying the flags at half staff are just small things we can do to honor this young gentleman who served his country,” Vilardo said. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the army specialist died of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley in Kansas. Dohrenwend, who was 20, graduated from Milford High School in 2008. Vilardo said that while people should always be thinking of the

Coming home

When Jacob Dohrenwend is brought home from Lunken Airport, a procession will travel from Ohio 32 to U.S. 50 East. Once in Milford, the Dohrenwend will be brought up Main Street through historic downtown Milford to Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Yellow ribbons and American flags will be on display during the procession and people are encouraged to line the streets. At press time, no date had been set.


Amanda Wylie leans on friend Leanne Ray as both cry during a candlelight vigil for Jacob Dohrenwend, who died Monday, June 21, of non-combat injuries while serving in Iraq. More vigil photos, page A2. men and women serving in the military, losing someone oversees is an unfortunate reminder. “It hits much closer to home when a soldier dies,” he said. In an e-mailed statement from the family, they said Dohrenwend did two things on his 18th birthday – he registered to vote and he enlisted in the Army. “He was a wonderful brother, son and friend. He loved his family, friends, his country and the Army,” the statement said. “When he wasn’t playing video games with friends, he was serving the community by volunteering at the library or a nursing home.” Before leaving for Iraq, Dohrenwend wrote an article titled “Freedom.” In the article, he said, “Each person has their own set of values; I value freedom above all else. I joined the Army not for adventure or money, but because I feel it is my duty to defend the freedoms I hold so dear.” “I’m not a person able to stand by and enjoy the luxuries of this country while others fight and die for this magnificent

country,” he said. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who is a strong supporter of the county’s military personProud nel and who helps operate the Whole in My Heart military family support group, is helping coordinate Dohrenwend’s arrangements along with Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Instead of a typical funeral, the family plans to hold a celebration of life for their son at Milford First United Methodist Church. However, that will not be scheduled until the family knows when Dohrenwend will come home. Proud said that would probably take at least a week. Proud also said there will be a procession when the soldier does come home. “As soon as we find out when he’s coming home, we’ll get the word out about the processional so

They also gave their lives

In 2006, the community lost Lance Cpl. Bryan Taylor. The Marine was serving in Iraq when he was shot by an Iraqi Army soldier. He graduated from Milford High School. Billy Spencer, who attended Milford High School and lived in Miami Township before moving to Tennessee, also was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2006. people can line the streets in celebration of his life,” Proud said. “But none of that will be scheduled until we know when he’s coming home.” Proud asked people throughout the county remember Dohrenwend and his family in this difficult time. “We just ask everyone to keep his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers,” he said. Dohrenwend is the 11th person in the military from Clermont County to die overseas since Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003.

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Milford High School English teacher Allison Willson remembers former student Jacob Dohrenwend as a humble, bright young man who was excited to continue his family’s tradition of military service. “He was quiet, he was bright, he was always smiling,” Willson said. “There’s a tradition of military service in his family going all the way back to his great-grandfather, so he always talked abut that being what he felt like he was called to do.” Dohrenwend was 20 years old and a 2008 graduate of Milford High School, which means several students at the school now knew him, Willson said. “I think it’s a huge loss, it’s devastating,” she said. “He was so young and the kids who just graduated and even maybe the grades

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underneath them knew him. This isn’t someone who graduated in 2000 that no one around the high school would remember. He had an impact on people.” Retired Army Lt. Col. Albert Brauer served as Dohrenwend’s JROTC senior Army instructor during his last year of high school and said he had “no doubts” Dohrenwend would succeed in the military. Brauer said his former student’s death was a loss for the community and he hoped Dohrenwend would be remembered. “It’s a terrible ordeal for the family and obviously no parents want anything to ever happen to their children,” he said. “It’s a very unfortunate experience, but you have to look back at the positive and remember the good and try to forget the pain as soon as possible.” Willson stayed in touch with her former student while he was overseas via Facebook and care packages she sent him.


Jacob Dohrenwend takes his Army oath during the 2007 AVP tournament in Mason. “I don’t have any other words other than this is just devastating,” she said. “It’s completely devastating. Milford has definitely lost a great young man. He was a great person, he was a nice person.”

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Friends, family gather to remember Jacob


Mona Shaw lights a candle in memory of Jacob Dohrenwend.

Friends and family of fallen Army Spc. Jacob Dohrenwend gathered in Miami Meadows Park Wednesday, June 23, for a candlelight vigil in his memory. Dohrenwend died Monday, June 21, at Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a noncombat related incident, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF He was a member of the Mona Shaw and Amanda Wylie pass out candles at Miami Meadows Park Wednesday, June 23, at a memorial for fallen Milford soldier Jacob Dohrenwend. 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas. Dohrenwend was 20-yearsold and a 2008 graduate of Milford High School. PHOTOS BY MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF


Shannon Abernathy wipes tears from her eyes as she talks about her son, fallen solider Jacob Dohrenwend, as friends and family look on. MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Jack Dohrenwend, little brother of fallen soldier Jacob Dohrenwend, walks toward the candlelight vigil for his brother at Miami Meadows Park Wednesday, June 23.


Fallen solider Jacob Dohrenwend’s friend Ben Black is flanked by Amanda Wylie, Dohrenwend’s mother Shannon Abernathy, Leanne Ray and Dohrenwend’s brother Jack.

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A display with photos, flowers, ribbons and candles was set up in memory of Jacob Dohrenwend at the candlelight vigil at Miami Meadows Park.

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‘I’m doing it for all the disabled people like myself’

By Jeanne Houck

Every time life has knocked Jennifer Baker of Loveland out of the saddle, she’s climbed back in. This time, she could use an assist. Baker, 46, is asking people to help her raise $30,000 to pursue her dream of representing the United States in the para equestrian dressage competition for disabled people at the Alltech Federation Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games to be held in September and October at the Kentucky Horse Farm just north of Lexington. “This is the most prestigious event in international equestrian competition and for the first time ever the games will include para equestrian (disabled rider) events in dressage and driving,” said Joanne Gerson of Montgomery, who is helping Baker get her story out.


Jennifer Baker of Loveland hopes to be a member of the U.S. team in the para equestrian dressage competition for disabled riders at the Alltech Federation Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games to be held in September and October at the Kentucky Horse Farm just north of Lexington. “Not only are the games a stepping stone to the Olympics, they are arguably

the most prestigious competition in the horse world as not all disciplines are repre-

sented at the Olympics.” “For Jennifer to achieve success would be the culmination of a life-long dream and a proud moment for the residents of Ohio,” Gerson said. Baker began competing in equestrian sports when she was a child. Then, in 2001, she was involved in two motorcycle accidents that badly injured her legs and led to multiple surgeries. “The second one was the worst,” Baker said. “I woke up two weeks later from an induced coma, shackled to the bed and on a respirator. “I spent a long time learning to walk in the pool and had years of physical therapy,” Baker said. “My one leg is about one inch shorter then the other. I can walk pretty normal but, with a limp.” Baker was back in the saddle in 2006 – the same year Federation Equestre Internationale added para equestrian dressage and driving to its competition. The horse she was riding was a Dutch gelding named Harley, but Baker did not let the name

drivers and all occupants, a total of five including drivers, were injured and transported to hospitals. The 11year-old was flown to University Hospital in University Air Care. She was conscious and talking. The drivers are Tom Bissmeyer of Pleasant Plain and Dennis Kemp of Blanches-

ter. An investigation into the crash determined that Kemp was southbound on Edenton-Pleasant Plain and failed to stop at a stop sign. He was struck in the side by Bissmeyer who was westbound on Ohio 28. The Goshen Township Police Department is investigating.

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spook her. “Harley was my fourlegged savior,” Baker said. “He got me believing in myself again, and I was ranked second in the United States with him.” Then Harley was sidelined with torn tendons. “I was devastated with the news,” Baker said. “I was very depressed and wanted to give up. But my mom and a group of people would not let me give up.” That’s when the University of Findlay, which offers classes in the equestrian arts, offered to loan Baker a Rheinlander gelding named Duel. The pair recently took the silver medal in a competition in Toronto. “I am doing it for all the disabled people like myself,” Baker said. “Being disabled, it means the world that I can even participate in such a distinguished, prestigious event like the World Equestrian Games. I don’t want anyone with a dream to ever give up on it no matter what unfortunate things happen to us,” Baker said. People can send dona-

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Archbishop McNicholas High School The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.


Dean’s List – Hannah Aicholtz, Emily Bradley, Christopher Bresler, Sarah Buhr, Shannon Coffey, Lucas Custer, Peter English, Haley Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fraiz, Brian Frenzel, Deanne Gauch, Clare Grall, Kathleen Hiltz, Mathew Johnson, Robert Kuhlman, Anne Kunkler, Erin Morrisroe, Amanda Murphy, Rachel Neltner, Chelsea Ritter, Joseph Schoettelkotte, Jennifer Severyn, Sabrina Smyth, Samantha Tucci, Austin Van Dusen, Mariah Vraniak, Yiyang Zhang and Brittany Zumach. First Honors – Elizabeth Birk, Lauren Bridges, Maria Chambers, Margaret Daly, Evann Farrell, Emily Feck, Justin Flynn, Dylan Gerding, Daniel Hermanns, Marcella Isemann, Kathleen Johnstone, Jill Kent, Emily King, Alyssa Leyritz, Carolyn Martin, Jonathan Martin, Kathryn Martin, Jeffrey Miller, Nam Nguyen, Catherine Paquette, Morgan Rice, Felicia Rinaldi, Jillian Ruhe, Jeffrey Schnirring, Andrew Sherman, David Sweet, Audrey Trauth, Nicole Waits and Lydia Wall. Second Honors –Taylor Bechtol, Jillian Bloemer, Delores Bosse, Jordan Bossman, Jesse Bramble, Meghan Bush, Hannah Christmann, Anna Christy, Hope Curran, Leah Curran, Ryan Curran, James Deighen, Evan Druffel, Jarred Dumford, Jillian Dyer, Donald Esz, Adam Farwick, Maureen Fehn, Timothy Gormly, Jeffrey Griffiths, Kaitlyn Grogan, Alex Hay, Dakota Hoffman, James Hofmann, Jennifer Hueneman, Craig Hyson, Charles Ingram, Robert Jubak, John Kearney, Colleen Kelly, Sean Kelly, Allison Kirby, Andrew Lamping, Phoebe Larkin, Austen Leach, Christopher Luehrmann, Kody McLaughlin, Haley Mehring, John Mezger, Jessica Murphy, Dakota Neff, Duong Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Kelsey O’Flaherty, Carmen Ostermann, Lauren Overley, Marie Paquette, Anna Pieper, Alex Rechtin, Austin Reid, Holly Roberto, Richard Rogers, Sarah Rudolph, Teresa Rudy, Alexander Schneider, Nathan Semancik, Erin Sheehy, Margaret Snyder, Abigail Stapp, Chelsea Stegman, Margaret Stewart, Jacob Tetrault, Chloe Tippmann, Daniel Wendelken, Evan Whalen and Samantha Whitmore.


Dean’s List – Jeffrey Archer, Austin Baurichter, Maximillian Becker, Anna Bloemer, Jacob Boehm, Connor Brumfield, Lauren Clark, Molly Cremons, Alexandra Day, John Dooling, Christopher Dorson – King, Kevin Easley, Allison Ecker, Anne Farwick, Lucy Frey, Sarah Hayes, Joseph Horan, Nicholas Hunt, Zachary Jubak, William Keri, Dustin Mai, Mitchell McClellan, Jesse Mehring, Sarah Nimmo, Alexander Nyktas, William Otto, Mitchell Poole, Mary Jane Sandmann, Jill Schmidt, Ashley Schneider, Andrew Schrand, Nicholas Schweickart, Sterling Shaw, Andrew Sorrels, Katherine Streit, Jennifer Taylor, Patricia Walsh, Gretchen Weber, Rebecca Weisshaar, Megan Whitesell, Allison Woll and Jamie Zumach. First Honors – Samuel Bruno, Austin Buettner, Samuel Cardosi, Leanna Cooper, Lauren Cox, Heather Denison, Mackenzie Frank, Megan Gilene, Justin Hebeler, Alli Hehemann, Donovan Herbert, James Hunt, Timothy Klatte, Cody Kramer, Nicole Latreille, Emily Lehnhoff, William Losekamp, Michaela Meakin, Johnathan Monsey, Claire Motz, Matthew Mowery, Courtney Murphy, Nicole Piening, Carly Quehl, Chelsea Rohlfs, Lauren Schenz, Jessica Sharkey, Kati Sinclair, Matthew Staubach, Katelyn Tomblin and Nora Vonder Meulen. Second Honors – Grant Barry, Zachary Bolling, Eric Cox, Jessica DeLuca, Nina DeSalvo, Sara Eby, Emily England, Eric Ernst, Paul Estes, Rebecca Feldkamp, Payne Fisher, Gerald Fitzgerald, Kyle Frankenfield, Jacob Grieco, Emily Haas, Ryan Haynes, Maria Hornsby, Hallie Jenkins, Jessica Kaising, Sarah Kaising, Mark Keller, Stephanie Krusling, David Lawrence, Sarah Lott, Natasha Lovely, Cheyenne Meyer, Alexandria Miller, Olivia Mitchell, Matthew Norrish, Brandon Oney, Grant Pharo, Austin Pierce, Ryan Quinn, Kerry Ragland, Robert Rice, Julia Salyers, Rebecca Schaller, Rudolph Schieldknecht, Peter Schmitt, Matthew Schneider, Hannah Schoolfield, Bradley Sherman, Rachel Smith, Michael Staderman, Emily Stern, Elizabeth Tabet, George

Tabet, Andrew Tepe, Christine Uebel, Kate Wagner, Ryan Wampler, Alexandra Wilch and Elizabeth Zerhusen.


Dean’s List – Edwin Allgeier, Katelyn Barger, Amanda Bradley, Gabriella Camacho, Jonathan Castleman, Ryan Coldiron, Eric Cornelius, Luke Eveler, Jennifer Foltz, Christine Graham, Jenna Heitker, Molly Hiltz, Charles Jorden, Kimberly Kollsmith, Michelle LeMaster, Michael Nimmo, Claire O’Malley, Jennifer Ruhe, Theresa Schneider, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Jennifer Siemer, Dillon Stanfield, Rachel Wadell and Elizabeth Zofkie. First Honors – Alexandra Burkart, Daniel Cole, Savanna Espelage, Christopher Hamad, Rebecca Heise, Allison Hickman, Ali Miller, Kelsey Mueller, Ryan Pachuta, Taylor Roberts, Samantha Scheidler, Stephanie Schmidt, Aaron Vennemeyer and David Wiesenhahn. Second Honors – Edward Birk, Bryan Bohl, Tara Bramble, Andrea Bridges, Rachel Buhr, Bishop Burton, Andrew Bush, Molly Cardosi, Maria Clark, Courtney Curran, Rosalie Daly, Maggie Dames, Caroline Dill, Katelyn Dornbach, Lana Elfar, Emily Forsthoefel, Christine Foster, Kara Frey, Albert Friend, John Gauch, Seth Gerke, Natalie Grever, Sydney Hardoerfer, Maxwell Harmon, Joshua Harness, Brenna Hartwell, Melina Hazzard, Jacob Headings, Jenna Hebeler, Matthew Heyl, Lindsey Hladky, Matthew Hofmann, Sophie Huston, Stephen Hykle, Lauren Jacobs, Aaron Jenkins, Craig Kaimer, Anna Kennedy, Joshua Lewis, Kyle Lewis, Veronica Lopreato, Henry Mackay, Hannah Martin, Kevin McCarthy, Karley Miller, Marissa Mocahbee, Kerry Morrow, Amanda Muse, Zachary Petrosky, Margaret Piker, Olivia Randolph, Claire Redington, Patrick Rehl, Daniel Roeding, Bradley Rolfes, John Sandmann, Brian Schlagheck, Tyler Seibert, Gretchen Semancik, Lindsay Shepherd, Haley Stultz, Brendan Sullivan, Christopher Tippmann, Faith Tucker, Matthew Vieth, Sarah Wampler, Emily Wesselkamper, Daniel Whitford and Adam Zalewski.


Dean’s List – Leah Bartel, Abigail Block, Michele Cabell, Maria Clark, Anna Crooker, Patrick DiSalvio, Alexandra Enders, Olivia Fitzpatrick, Stefan Games, Kate Gorman, Anna Heineke, Savannah Hisch, Danielle Lynd, Mykaela Moller, Katherine Paeltz, Katherine Rogers, Lauren Scott, Madeline Scott, Corey Shrader, Megan Simmons, Micaela Taylor, Alexandra Thul, Katherine Weiler and Paul Wilson. First Honors – Kayla Ackerman, Samuel Bechtol, Lee Brandon, Michael Byrne, Richard Day, Cassidy Deimling, Rachele DeLuca, Courtney Dunne, Rebecca Evans, Kayla Fritz, Riley Johnstone, Matthew Ketchum, Haley Kocisko, Antonio Losekamp, Margaret Luther, Evan McPhillips, Nicole Moser, Molly Norrish, Jessica Osterday, Daniel Poole, Kendall Powers, Christian Ray, Scott Sage, Brandon Stout, Drew Timmons and Grant Witte. Second Honors – Kelsey Anderson, Samuel Becker, Rita Beckman, Sarah Bouley, Grace Bruno, Brandon Bucksath, Kyle Cardone, Hannah Carey, Olivia Cox, Mackenzie Curran, Tristan Dumont, John Ehemann, Austin Ernst, Kevin Fagin, Sarah Fay, Matthew Forsthoefel, Jessica Frey, Matthew Gabbard, Samantha Gabbard, Elizabeth Gaffney, Morgan Gardner, Ann Gilfilen, Donovan Guilfoyle, Sarah Haas, Maxwell Havlis, Ashley Hickey, Daniel Hoffman, Haley Homan, Peter Huffman, Joshua Jubak, Erin Kaising, Allison Kamphaus, Hannah Katzenstein, Marissa Kidwell, Katherine King, Natalie Klein, Hannah Klump, Robert Kump, Olivia Laing, Alexander Lankester, Jacob Lind, Theodore Mayer, Alison Meineke, Alyssa Miller, Bridgett Miller, Elise Moeller, Emily Nalepka, Joy Neltner, Paige Noday, Chappell Otto, Bradley Rice, Katie Robinson, Brent Rudolph, Anna Sarra, Kathryn Scheidler, Matthew Siemer, T’Chanie Smith, Alexander Tomblin, Jack Wagner, Anna Winkelman, Ryan Winkler, Heather Witherby, Corey Witsken, Francine Wright and Evan Yannetti.

Mount Notre Dame High School The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.


First Honors – Caroline Buck, Mary Conroy, Lindsay Darkins, Katie Dickert, Courtney Fasola, Elissa How, Emily How, Molly Kelsey, Ciara O’Somachain, Ashley Poland, Madison Rohlfs, Elisabeth Schnicke, Eleanor Scott, Paige Sweeney and Lauren Walsh. Second Honors – Jessica Carter, Carly DeLois, Andrea Deyhle, Alexandra Groh, Katherine Hendy, Sarah Hill, Brittany Inks, Claudia Kerrigan, Sydney Landers, Madeline Lindner, Mary Lindsey, Julianne Marks, Sarah Martin, Mara Pacitti, Hannah Pfaltzgraff, Miranda Puthoff, Allison Raftery, Sabrina Sertovic, Marissa White and Allyson Winterman.

First Honors – Emily Cengel, Robyn Kerley, Krista Kuhlman, Kaitlin McGeeney, Erin Nance, Libby Pelzel, Keara Saud, Frances Sparer, Katelyn Sussli, Shelby Tarantino and Abigail Vollmer. Second Honors – Mary Crema, Kelly Cutter, Megan Dickert, Taylor Ford, Elena Grimm, Erin Grinsted, Kelly Gurren, Jazmin Hayes, Laura Hendrixson, Maria Hilton, Aubree Hord, Megan Hupp, Chelsea Jackson, Allison Janka, Megan Janka, Lauren Johnston, Meredith Maresco, Maria Mattei, Abby Nance, Annelise Page, Heidi Ruwe, Madelaine Ryan, Shelby Shepard and Heather Wujek.


First Honors – Jennifer Marks, Lauren Paasch, Theresa Schmidt and Margaret Steele. Second Honors – Lydia Backscheider, Mackenzie Barron, Allison Beckman, Olivia Belk, Colleen Butler, Ellen Conners, Susan Conroy, Devin Deyhle, Lindsey Eramo, Rachel Frank, Melinda Frankenberg, Maria Gallagher, Claire Gallenstein, Meghan Grinsted, Kayla Grome, Lauren Hanzel, Carolyn Huhn, Allyson Lucas, Taylor Mathias, Heather Moeller, Allison Murphy, Jamie Naber, Katherine Raess, Erika Ripperger, Katie Roundtree, Samantha Saud, Sarah Schnicke, Alexandra Schraer, Emma Stiver, Casey Towle, Alice Trent, Kaitlyn Trent, Erin Vannatta, Allison Weaver, Brennan White and Morgan Wolfe.


First Honors – Julie Altimier, Rebecca Bradley, Catherine Ewen, Gabrielle Maresco, Stephanie Mattei, Allison Rotella, Elaine Rousseau and Kayla Walters. Second Honors – Elizabeth Alt, Lindsay Arbino, Rebecca Berin, Sarah Bitter, Pamela Brault, Bethany Carter, Chelsi Creech, Ellen Crema, Kaydee Davidson, Savannah Davis, Lauren Deutch, Kathryn Eckels, Anne Eschmeyer, Elizabeth Freeman, Kelsey Gault, Sarah Gurren, Molly Hayes, Megan Heidel, Alyson Hennessey, Hannah Hobson, Elizabeth Judd, Allison Kelsey, Danielle King, Eileen Klug, Kelsey Kunkemoeller, Haley Manker, Chelsea Murphy, Jenna Pilipovich, Lauren Rohlfs, Megan Rohlfs, Nicole Sever, Angela Tollefson, Natalie Torbeck, Ashley Towle, Christina Verrilli, Riley Vollmer, Taylor Williams and Sally Yee.

Spaulding Elementary School The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2009-2010.

Third Grade

A Honor Roll – Anna Bauer, Beth Cannava, Trevor Data-McCartt, Brett Dietrich, Paige Garr, Andrew Lambert and Laura Luthy. A & B Honor Roll – Emily Allen, Trey Armacost, Nathan Billingsley, Caleb Bittner, Jillian Burke, Haley Carrier, Zacary Casey, Ty Clements, Krysta Corley, Emily Craigmyle, Alisha Decker, Tristin Dengler, Hailee Dillion, Jacob Dinwiddie, Shawna Donaldson, Sarah Drees, Rusty Doughman, Cierra Eldred, Annelise Elmore, Olivia Fick, Abigail Frazer, Corey Gerhardt, Paige Gibson, Selina Guerrera, Jacob Haas, Aric Harp, Jessica Honican, Ashley Hoover, Hunter Huff, Chad Jarvis, Luke Jeandrevin, Alyssa Junkert, Dylan Lambert, Erin Lauderback, Clayton Lewis, Olivia Litzau, Paige McIntosh, Taylor Munafo, Danielle Myers, Seth Perkins, Jeremiah Price, Matthew Radeke, Faith Sanders, Melody Singleton, Hobert Skinner, AJ Smith, J.T. Teague, Erica Tomes, Makenzee Turner, Whitney Turner, Brianna Vonderau, Trevor Webb, Ethan West, Sydney Wilkens, Cassidy Wilson and Hannah Wortington.

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What’s the mass?


At right, Jacob Brehm records the mass of classroom objects measured by Connor Berohn, left, and Patrick O’Neil, center. Hands-on work followed by written practice helps students remember new concepts, said teacher Mary Pat Harris. The boys are students of McCormick Elementary.

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A Honor Roll – Brooke Ashcraft, Alyssa Chaney, Dion Cullum, Annie Grause, Alan Gregor, Wesley Lyons, Allie Popp, Lyric Rains-Bury, Lauren Smith, Abby Tackett and Jordan Ward. A & B Honor Roll – Daniel Baldridge, Collin Briggs, Ethan Brown, Aaron Campbell, Kyle Carty, DJ Cayse, Caitlyn Clancy, Andy Council, Ben Cranston, Brian Dusebout, Jared Ellerman, Jaida Fackey, Sam Foote, Dillon Fulton, Cole Geary, Ian Haskamp, Alyssa Hittinger, Matthew Hodge, Mikey Hoff, Randy Holmes, Kara Huffaker, Kendra Huffaker, Hannah Jones, Kaylin Kaltenbach, Avery Kneipp, Tia Long-Plummer, Haley Maines, Logan Mantz, Marien McAninch, Bobby McDaniel, Branden McKinney, Miranda Meyer, Hailey Mongenas, Tony Moore, Dawson Ramey, Hailey Sexton, Mackenzie South, Dylan Tenhundfeld, Jessica Tyler, Seana Underwood, Taylor Webster, Dougie Widner, Jesse Williamson and Andrew Wooley.

Fifth Grade

A Honor Roll – Connor Coleman, Brandon Cox, Sam Edwards, Kira Fricker, Shania


This young giraffe seemed to sense that McCormick Elementary student Ryan Weidenweber was safe to approach. The two observed one another without touching. Weidenweber recently spent the night at the Cincinnati Zoo with other students to learn more about animal and plant adaptations. Hopkins, Johnny Kube, Jade Long-Plummer, Alexis Marlowe, Destiny Mueller, Taylor Owens, Katie Quan, Gaby Schafer, Arleigh Smith, Britney Wall and Summer Whitaker. A & B Honor Roll – Katlyn Bascle, Robert Baugh, Christina Behyner, Ian Bodner, Alesha Borders, Susan Bruynis, Brayden Campbell, Alexis Chambers, Cole Clifton, Cory Cox, Regan Cravens, Jonathan Cullum, Alex Deffinger, Dominic DeRose, Travis Dick, Kendra Dietrich, Patrick Donahoe, Logan Donley, Anna Dowd, Macy Flynn, Dominick Fyfee-Stacy, Armando Godinez, Cole Greene, Dannielle Guevremont, Siera Hampton, Max Harp, Nick Harville, Brandy Hatfield, Morgan Heyob, Jacob Hopkins, Emily Hover, Kelsey Hyden, Mikenzi Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Brandon Jones, David Kemper, Ronnie Kemper, Alex Koopmans, Daniel Landis, Jacob Litzau, Autumn Lovin, Mackenzie Lovin, Abbey Lozano, Morgan Lyons, Michael Mason, Kayla McDerman, Matthew McFadden, Savannah McLean, Jacob Meader, Kandice Miller, Rebecca Mueller, Kiersten Niblett, Courtney Nichols, Shaelynne Pendergrass, Brandy Rahm, Paige Riddle, Lauren Riede, Shawna Shinkle, Elizabeth Short, Laurin Smith, Amber Strunk, Christen Strunk, Kyle Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Jordan Ulrey, Alex Wells, Cherilyn White, Dylan Woodruff and Jonny Yeary. The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2009-2010.

Grade Three

A Honor Roll – Anna Bauer, Beth Cannava, Emily Craigmyle, Trevor Dato, Brett Dietrich, Sarah Drees, Paige Garr, Selina Guerrera, Aric Harp, Andrew Lambert, Olivia Litzau, Laura Luthy, Caleb McMullen, Taylor Munafo, Antony Smith and Whitney Turner. A & B Honor Roll – Emily Allen, Trey Armacost, Caleb Bittner, Regan Blankenslip, Kayla Bodner, Ariya Bradley, Jillian Burke, Haley Carrier, Zacary Casey, Ty Clements, Krysta Corley, Brent Crawford, Andrew Daye, Tristin Dengler, Hailee Dillion, Jacob Dinwiddie, Shawna Donaldson, Cierra Eldred, Annelise Elmore, Olivia Fick, Abiggail Frazer, Madison Freeman, Mackenzie Gehler, Corey Gerhardt, Page Gibson, Jacob Haas, Jessica Honican, Ashley Hoover, Hunter Huff, Samantha Huhn, Chad Jarvis, Luke Jeandrevin, Melanie Jenkins, Bethany Jones, Alyssa Junkert, Skyler Kern, Dylan Koepke, Dylan Lambert, Jaimie Lambert, Erin Lauderback, Jeremiah Loveless, Hannah Lowery, Paige McIntosh, Dinah Middick, Hannah Miracle, John Mullins, Danielle Myers, Seth Perkins, Logan Perry, Jeremiah Price, Emily Rogers, Melody Singleton, Hobert Skinner, Adam Slusher, Robin Taylor, J.T. Teague, Erica Tomes, Makenzee Turner, Brianna Vonderau, Olivia Warman, Trevor Webb, Ethan West, Sydney Wilkens, Cassidy Wilson and Hannah Worthigton.

Grade Four

A Honor Roll – Dion Cullum, Wesley Lyons, Mikey Hoff, Alyssa Chaney, Annie Grause, Allie Popp, Alan Greger, Randy Holmes, Brooke Ashcraft, Lyric Rains-Bury, Lauren Smith, Abby Tackett and Jordan Ward. A & B Honor Roll – Sebastian Abshire, Daniel Adamson, Jessica Albers, Daniel Baldridge, Ayden Bennett, Nikki Branham, Collin Briggs, Brice Briggs, Ethan Brown, Aaron Campbell, Chris Chandler, Kyle Carty, DJ Cayse, Andy Council, Ben Cranston, Mya Deisch, Brian Dusebout, Jared Ellerman, Sam Foote, Cole Geary, Ian Haskamp, Alyssa Hittinger, Matthew Hodge, Kendra Huffaker, Kara Huffaker, Kaylin Kaltenbach, Avery Kneipp, Jacob Kube, Payton Leugers, Tia Long-Plummer, Marien McAninch, Bobby McDaniel, Branden McKinney, Britney McQuitty, Miranda Meyer, Hailey Mongenas, Tony Moore, Robert Naylor, Kayli Pommering, Kaitlyn Rigdon, Josie Rodgers, Hailey Sexton, Brandon Singleton, Mackenzie South, Dylan Tenhundfeld, Seana Underwood, Hannah Walker, Taylor Webster, Haily Wheeler, Dougie Widner, Jesse Williamson and Andrew Wooley.

Grade Five

A Honor Roll – Ian Boner, Connor Coleman, Brandon Cox, Alex Deffinger, Kendra Dietrick, Sam Edwards, Kira Fricker, Morgan Heyob, Shania Hopkins, Kelsey Hyden, Mikenzi Johnson, Alex Koopmans, Johnny Kube, Jacob Litzau, Alexis Marlowe, Destiny Mueller, Gaby Schafer, Katie Quan, Arleigh Smith, Britney Wall and Summer Whitaker. A & B Honor Roll – Austin Allen, Bailey Bach, Christina Behymer, Alex Bishop, Alesha Borders, Susan Bruynis, Elliott Burdick, Brayden Campbell, Blake Cansler, Adam

Chambers, Alexis Chambers, Coleman Clifton, Cory Cox, Kayelynne Croston, Dion Cullum, Dominic DeRose, Travis Dick, Patrick Donahoe, Logan Donley, Anna Dowd, Casey Dutlinger, Austin Fields, Tara Frambes, Dominick Fyffe-Stacy, Armando Godinez, Regan Cravens, Garrett Gray, Cole Greene, Macy Flynn, Dannielle Guevremont, Siera Hampton, Max Harp, Nick Harville, Abby Haskamp, Jacob Haskamp, Brandy Hatfield, Jacob Hopkins, Emily Hover, Brett Hughett, April Jonson, Jacob Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Brandon Jones, Daniel Kelly, Ronnie Kemper, Kayla Lamb, Daniel Landis, Jared Lawson, Jade Long-Plummer, Autumn Lovin, Mackenzie Lovin, Abbey Lozano, Morgan Lyons, Cameron Lynch, Kayla McDerman, Matthew McFadden, Savananah McLean, Michael Mason, Kamrin Moore, Rebecca Mueller, Matthew Nemekis, Matthew Newman, Kiersten Niblett, Courtney Nichols, Travis Patton, Brandy Rahm, Paige Riddle, Lauren Riede, Jake Scheve, Shawna Shinkle, Elizabeth Short, Laurin Smith, Olivia Taulbee, Ashley Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Seth Taylor, Stephen Taylor, Jordan Ulrey, Viktor on Dille, Ryan Wake Alex Wells, Breanna West, Devon West, Cherilyn White, Cody Whitworth, Dylan Woodruff, Alyssa Wykle and Jonny Yeary.

St. Louis School The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2009-2010.

First Honors

Fourth Grade – Mitchell Davis, Daniel Howard, Will Scheffter and Erika Smith. Fifth Grade – Ted Weber Sixth Grade – Zach Arnold, Brian Gauch, Paul Jaehnen, Brendan McGreevy, David Smith and Gace Weber. Seventh Grade – Cassidy Carstens, Madison Espelage, Molly Kidwell, Elizah Proffitt and Luke Weber. Eighth Grade – Cathy Neville

Second Honors

Fourth Grade – Harrison Arbuckle, Jack Ayers, Alexandria Battaglia, Gigi Beebe, Nathan Busam, Abigail Gauch, Cullen Gerrard, Luke Jaehnen, Donovan Peed, Sydney Thacker and Joe Welage. Fifth Grade – Jonathan Esz, Griffin Gilreath, Sam Hardie, Ben Huber, Quinn Reed, Kate McManus and Katie Wolf. Sixth Grade – Luke Baker, Maria Bockhorst, Christina Egred, Lauriann Esz, Adeline Gerrard and Sarah Huber. Seventh Grade – Morgan Cox, Rachel Esz, Philip Gentry, Conn Gerrard, Isabella Herron, Jenna Lawrence, Connor Peed, Keane Reed and Hannah Van Zant. Eighth Grade – Emily Carlier, Sam Humbert, Grace Jaehnen, Kara Marlar, Emma Mullins and Jacob Rutherford. The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.

First Honors

Fourth Grade – Gigi Beebe, Mitchell Davis and Erika Smith. Fifth Grade – Kate McManus and Ted Weber. Sixth Grade – Zach Arnold, Maria Bockhorst, Brian Gauch, Paul Jaehnen and Grace Weber. Seventh Grade – Cassidy Carstens, Madison Espelage, Molly Kidwell, Jenna Lawrence, Connor Peed, Elijah Proffitt, Keane Reed and Luke Weber. Eighth Grade – none

Second Honors

Fourth Grade – Harrison Arbuckle, Jack Ayers, Alexandria Battaglia, Nathan Busam, Mikaya Esz, Abby Gauch, Cullen Gerrard, Danny Howard, Luke Jaehnen, Abbi Oielker, Donovan Peed, Will Scheffter and Joe Welage. Fifth Grade – Zoe Beebe, Jacob Carlier, Jonathan Esz, Taylor Fox, Ben Huber, Ben Johnston, Quinn Reed and Katie Wolf. Sixth Grade – Luke Baker, Cristina Egred, Lauriann Esz, Addie Gerrard, Sarah Huber, Megan Koch, Brendan McGreevy and David Smith. Seventh Grade – Morgan Cox, Blake Crowley, Rachel Esz, Philip Gentry, Conn Gerrard, Isabella Herron, Daria Hofmann, Sophia Rivera, Nicole Scott, Hannah VanZant, Logan Wilson and Ellie Wright. Eighth Grade – Emily Carlier, Sam Humbert, Grace Jaehnen, Kara Marlar, Emma Mullins, Cathy Neville, Jacob Rutherford and Hannah Wagner.



June 30, 2010

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Milford’s Bugajski ‘super’ on, off field

By Mark Braam

The people have spoken. Milford football player Drew Bugajski has been tapped by online voters to be Sportsman of the Year for the Milford-Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont. Bugajski’s winning attributes? He is a superb athlete, a superior student, and an all-around superduper kid. So says a “Super” authority, reigning Super Bowl champion and New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief, whose Dream Big Foundation recently awarded Bugajski a $1,000 Dream Big Scholarship. “When we were looking into potential scholarship recipients, we looked at three criteria,” said Strief, himself a 2001 Milford grad. “We wanted someone involved in sports, someone with a tremendous work ethic, and, most importantly, someone with great character. Drew was a student-athlete who continued to be brought up. His dedication, both on and off the field, and, more importantly, the way he treats people day in and day out, made him an obvious choice. We know he will succeed in the future and are honored to be a small part of that.” That kind of reaction to Bugajski, a 6-1, 245pound offensive lineman, is not uncommon. “As a coach, wins and losses are important, but more important is the character of individuals who come out of your program,” said Shane Elkin, Milford football coach. “Drew has outstanding character and an outstanding work ethic; he’s a phenomenal kid. “Also, Drew took academics very seriously. He is a model for youngsters who play football.” Academics do play a large part in Bugajski’s life.


Milford High School football player Drew Bugajski coaches his fifth-grade girls’ basketball team. Bugajski is the Sportsman of the Year.

The Bugajski file

Milford High School offensive lineman Drew Bugajski is the Sportsman of the Year. He graduated with a 3.63 GPA, with a class rank of 38 out of 456. He was a four-year honor roll student and a National Honor Society member. Bugajski will attend University of Kentucky next year on scholarship... but not as a football player. “I won an academic scholarship, $3,000 a year,” said Bugajski. “I decided to go to UK because they are No. 2 in the nation for pharmacology. I wanted to be a doctor, but I am not much for blood, guts and surgery. A pharmacist is like a doctor, and involves a lot of chemistry, so that’s the job for me.” Surgery, however, is partially what keeps Bugajski out of college football. He tore both shoulder labrums last season, and had surgery to repair one in February. He then chose to focus on academics in college. Some of Bugajski’s off-field accomplishments include coach-



Milford High School senior Drew Bugaski, left, gets a few blocking pointers from Zach Strief, a lineman for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and a Milford High School graduate. Bugaski is the Milford-Miami Advertiser Sportsman of the Year. ing a fifth-grade girls’ basketball team to an undefeated regular season, and creating a food drive for the Milford-Miami Ministries Food Bank. “Two years ago, I wanted a unique community service idea, so I asked my mom, ‘What about

Scholarships • University of Kentucky (academics, $3,000 annual) • Zach Strief Dream Big Scholarship (athletics, character, $1,000) • Tye C. Wilson Memorial Scholarship (youth football, academics, $500) • Central Committee Scholarship (community service, $500) Football • 3-year Milford varsity starter • 3-year Fort Ancient Valley Conference All-Academic Award winner • Co-captain senior year a competition between schools?’ So we came up with a peanut butter and jelly food drive, and challenged Anderson High, the reigning state football champs.” The first year, Bugajski collected just under 400 jars of peanut butter and jelly. “Then this year, I met our goal of 500. We beat Anderson both years.” Bugajski will hand off the food drive to his brother, Alex, a junior football player next year. Bugajski’s success is not an accident. “I identify myself as someone who thinks through things. I take my leadership roles seriously. I’m one of those guys who loves sports, but takes pride in having some brains and doing things for the community.” Bugajski’s Facebook page features a Michael Jordan quote:

• 2009 First Team All-League/FAVC Buckeye Division 2009 • 2009 Zach Strief Camp MVP • 2009 Milford Most Valuable Offensive Lineman of the Year • Nominated for Allspice Red Zone player of the year Family • Father: Mark Bugajski¸ CFO, ZF Lynksystems in Kentucky • Mother: Darlene Bugajski, president, Milford Touchdown Club • Siblings: Alex, 16, junior; and twins Lindsey, Julia, 14, freshmen “Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Said Bugajski, “I put that on there when I was named to varsity as a sophomore, because I knew (offensive line coach) Eric Seibert would trust me to pull my weight. I knew sometimes I would succeed and sometimes fail, but I knew I would always have a chance to redeem myself. I thank coach Seibert and Elkin for having faith in me.” Seibert returned the praise. “Drew will do well in whatever he tries, just because he follows through to make sure that he gets to the level he wants to be at,” he said. “Any superlatives you can think of can go toward him.”

Alley, 16, already planning softball future Milford ace wins Sportswoman of Year By Anthony Amorini

Milford’s newly crowned strikeout queen Sarah Alley has already found her calling in life. At the ripe age of 16 and about to begin her senior year, the Lady Eagle standout eats, drinks, lives and breathes softball. And Alley has no intention of changing the diet. Though her playing days are far from over, Alley is already c o a c h i n g younger athletes two days a week with the intention of continuing the practice for the rest of her days. “I absolutely love sharing my knowledge with the younger girls. Being a softball instructor is what I want to do with my life,” Alley said. “I can’t play forever, but I will always have my knowledge and I want to pass it along.” Not often do 16 year olds

contemplate and plan for the end of their athletic careers. T h e n again, not often do leftAlley handed aces like Alley come along. With her senior season remaining, Alley is already the Lady Eagles’ all-time leader with 573 career strikeouts to her credit. “Her composure, her leadership and her knowledge of the game make her the athlete that every coach dreams of,” Milford head coach Christy Foster said. “(Softball) is all she wants to do.” Alley’s dedication on and off the d i a m o n d landed her the Milford Miami Advertiser/Community Journal North Clermont Sportswoman of the Year award in 2010. “I’m very excited to win (Sportswoman of the Year). It shows me once again that hard work never goes unnoticed,” Alley said. Readers nominated

The Sarah Alley file • Milford softball’s all-time leader with 573 career strikeouts (her senior season remains to add to the total); 230 strikeouts as junior, 243 strikeouts as sophomore and 100 strikeouts as freshman. • Led the Milford defense from mound in 2010 with 0.83 ERA, 18-9 record, seven shutouts and 0.72 WHIP (walk and hits per inning pitched) • Led the Milford offense in numerous categories in 2010 including .468 batting average, .528 on-base percentage, 44 hits, 29 runs and 14 doubles. Sportswoman of the Year candidates and determined winners through online voting. “As parents, you know your kids work hard but being recognized by others makes it very special to all of us,” Sarah’s mother, Linda Alley, said of the Sportswoman voting. “We could not be more proud of her. “When she was 10, she quit all her other sports and channeled all her energy into softball. She took her natural talent and worked really hard to make herself the best she can be,” Linda added. With her senior season

Also added 14 RBI, three triples and one home run • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 ranks No. 81 in a class of 442 students at Milford while taking Honors Curriculum • Plays summer softball for Ohio Classics Black 16U, the top-ranked team in the division for the state • 2010 high school awards include Second-Team AllDistrict, Honorable Mention AllState and First-Team All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division; also Lady Eagles’ MVP in 2009, 2010 and college career fast approaching, Sarah already has her eyes on a long-term prize. “I love (when the girls I coach) share their success stories with me because I’ve been there myself,” Sarah said. “Through my teaching, younger girls will be living it for me (when I’m done playing), and I will always be right there in the circle with them.” There is no off-season for a dedicated player like Sarah. She runs every day, throws in the backyard with her father, Jim Alley, regularly, trains with a professional instructor and per-



Seen here in 2007, Milford’s Sarah Alley takes a moment for a photo with the hardware she earned after winning a national title with the Miami Valley Express during the summer season including a national championship medal, an MVP trophy for the ace pitcher and an All-World Team trophy. sonal trainer at least two times a week and also finds time to coach 8 to 13 year olds. “Focusing on the details is what makes you better. The rewards you see for the hard work are the reasons I do it,” Sarah said. “Softball is basically my life and it provides me with my second family.” And an accomplished second family at that. Sarah won back-to-back national titles with the Miami Valley Express in

Milford ace Sarah Alley fires the ball toward the plate Thursday, April 1, while pitching for the Lady Eagles during a road game against Batavia. 2007 and 2008 and was named as the Most Valuable Player of the U14 event in 2007. “It was a great experience and winning nationals is definitely at the top of my list (of accomplishments),” Sarah said. And as for her senior year at Milford, Sarah is expecting big things for her Lady Eagles following an 18-9 season in 2010. “I think we will have about eight seniors on the team and we hope to make a run at state,” Sarah said. “It’s all coming together with this group of girls. It’s going to be fun. Playing with these girls is an experience I will never forget.”



June 30, 2010

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James Hofmann of McNicholas High School signs on for a partial scholarship to play volleyball at Lewis University. The son of Tim and Valerie Hofmann of Clermont County (also pictured with coach Denny Murphy), James was awarded 2009 USA High Performance National Team, 2009 2nd Team Regional All-State, 2nd Team District and 2010 McNicholas High Performance Team.


Eastside Cincinnati Catholic Wrestling Club wrestlers celebrate a record-breaking six individual state champion titles at the Junior High State Wrestling Tournament in March. They won every tournament they competed in, capping off the season with 12 state placers, including the six state champions. From left are state champions Quinton Rosser, Campbell Morton of Loveland, Austin Myers, Coach Duane Meyer of Loveland, Dean Meyer of Loveland, Coach Jerry Thornberry Sr., Dakota Sizemore, Chalmer Frueauf and Jerry Thornberry Jr. of Owensville.


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Our nation’s leaders need to find their backbone The sign “The Buck Stops Here” was on President Truman’s desk in his White House office. On numerous occasions Truman referred to the sign during his public statements. In his farewell address to the American people in January 1954, Truman referred to this concept very specifically: “The president, whoever he is has to decide. He can’t pass the buck to anybody. No one else can do the deciding for him. That’s his job.” Without question, this not only pertains to a president of the United States but to everyone in senior leadership. Fast forward to 2010 and many if not most leaders could just as easily have a sign on their desk with the words “Pass the buck to bureaucracy.” A bureaucracy is responsible to the leader-

CHATROOM June 23 questions

If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why? “I would like to check into a hotel with a lovely pool with no children splashing about. Then lazily float on a raft while someone brings me umbrella drinks (a swim up bar would be great too!)” C.A.S. “I would happily spend the day on my front porch, reading. My front porch is my summertime oasis – lush with plants and comfortable wicker furniture. Great place to read, nap, chat with neighbors as they pass by.” J.S.B. “If I had one day to do anything locally, I would spend it in the company of my wife and our daughter, providing she could find someone to watch her two little ones so we could relax. “My oldest son doesn’t like this kind of stuff, so I wouldn’t make him join in, and our youngest son is out of town. “We could include my wonderful next door neighbors, and have a nice meal catered in, with a bunch of firewood, some cold ones, and some good music. “May not sound like much, but boy, I like it!!” B.B.

ship that creates it, such as a government executive or board of directors. Conversely, the leadership is usually responsible to Dan Bare an electorate, Community s h a r e h o l d e r s , or Journal guest membership whoever is columnist intended to benefit. Here is the kicker; the bureaucracy is where the individual will interface rather than directly with leadership. This is somewhat understandable since most leaders cannot interact with everyone but at the same time true leaders should not use the bureaucracy as a shield

Next questions What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. Bell in Newport and have lunch at Pompilio’s. From there visit the Krohn Conservatory and other museums in Eden Park. Check out Mount Adams on the way down to visit Fountain Square and stroll around. Go to Sawyer Point and stroll around then have dinner at the Boat House. If there’s a Reds’ game, take that in then call it a day.” R.V.

“Would love to spend one day, when not so hot, on a gravel bar in a secluded area of the Little Miami River fly fishing and bird watching.” J.Z.

“I grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s in the city of Wyoming, and seldom get back out to the Valley. That’s where I’d spend a leisurely summer day. “I’d stop by both of my family homes and my grandparents Sears house (I’ve been fortunate to go through them as an adult). I’d drive by homes where relatives and friends lived so long ago, the golf course where we went sled riding and the convent grounds next to it, where we picked blackberries, had picnic lunches, picked wildflowers for our mothers, and visited the chapel. “The bakery where we got our birthday cakes is still there, and I’d stop for a treat. Of course many of the landmarks of my youth are long gone: the two drugstores with soda fountains, the 5 and 10 cent store, Kraus’ Hardware store, a hodgepodge of merchandise including penny candy, bubble gum, and bulk marbles for kids; the Vogue Theater, where we spent Saturday afternoon watching double features and where I got my first job; the dairy, where we watched milk being bottled and visited the horses in their barn; and the wonderful old library across from my school. “As I drove around Wyoming on my day there, all I’d have to do is close my eyes and I’d see them all again. It would be a wonderful day.” S.S.

“Start the day at the street stalls on Court Street buying fresh produce then go to the Anderson Ferry and ride it into Kentucky. From there visit Devou Park in Covington. Then visit the Peace

“Probably at Kings Island or at a picnic at the home of a family member. Why, because it doesn’t get any better than being with family.” B.N.

“Most likely in a comfortable hammock under a large shade tree on a low humidity/low temperature day listening to the natural surroundings. No phone, no internet, no interruptions. Why? Stress relief.” O.H.R. “One day to do something locally ... I’d want to be on a yacht cruising the Ohio River with blue skies and sunshine. I’d want to be waited on with whatever I wanted to eat and drink and have my family and friends with me. That would be a great day!” E.E.C.

from those who depend on their leadership. In fact, many bureaucracies not only shield the leadership from the public, but have great influence on most real decisions. It’s normal and good business practice for leaders to consult with others when making key decisions, but those same leaders must not confuse this process by “hiding behind their mother’s skirt” while waiting for a safe answer. Leadership, listen up. Place your right arm over your shoulder and touch the middle of your back. That is your backbone. Try using it and experience the difference in your behavior. Once you find your backbone refer to the Webster dictionary for the word courage. As you begin to exhibit

courage you may begin to feel a little pressure from the bureaucrats, but remember you can always find your backbone whenever you feel weak. Let’s summarize this situation as follows: Lack of leadership equals indecisiveness or poor decisions and with no true accountability. I’m pretty sure this is not taught in business schools. Over recent months in my capacity as executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission, I have reached out to the director of the Ohio Department of Veteran Affairs, commanders of several state veteran organizations and many politicians with suggestions and recommendations pertaining to veteran and community issues. While locally we are accom-

Sure bet – Casino guidelines will drive away patrons The people of Ohio will not see anywhere the revenue that has been predicted from the casinos in the four cities. I am seeing the rules being quoted in the paper and I see where they are not allowing alcohol to be sold between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and they aren’t going to allow smoking in any of the four casinos. I believe Indiana had the alcohol rule when they first opened and changed it after a few years. I am not sure how the people of Columbus are going to deal with the smoking ban. Maybe they will continue to go to West Virginia, Toledo smokers to Detroit, and Cleveland smokers to Pennsylvania. But, I can tell you, our family’s gambling dollars will continue to go to Indiana. I guess the people making the rules aren’t aware that the Cincinnati Reds’ attendance is down since the smoking ban has gone

in effect. That may be because they haven’t had a winning season in eons. Or it could be p a r t i a l l y because of the smoking ban. Robert There isn’t even Dollenmeyer a place inside Sr. the stadium for smokers to go Community to smoke. Press Guest And accordColumnist ing to a letter I received from the Reds customer services, they will not allow a pass out of the ball park and return to smoke outside. Even the airports have places smokers can go to smoke. My family can’t attend a Reds game because of that. And these same people must not be aware that they are locking out, for the most part, about 20



percent of the population that are still smokers and in some cases the percentage is higher as it is in our case. It is actually higher than 20 percent because, as it is in our family’s case, one of the spouses is a smoker and the other is not. So, when you add that percentage to the 20 percent that the government says are smokers, that figure goes higher than 20 percent. When you basically tell more than 20 percent of your potential customers not to bother coming because we will not attempt to accommodate you, how is that going to effect your attendance and profitability? As I stated before, the projected profits will never happen with these rules in effect. And I just heard on TV news they are already trying to figure where to spend the profits. Bet on it. Robert Dollenmeyer lives on Red Bud Lane in Milford.

Ash trees are not doomed It is commonly known that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) kills ash trees. There is a misconception that there’s no completely effective treatment and eventually the tree must be taken down. This is completely false! In a recent article, “Emerald Ash Borer Population Growing,” Paul Drury, assistant administrator of Anderson Township, did a great job of describing the problem. However, he concluded his article with a defeatist attitude that revealed a lack of knowledge. Just like Mariemont, and many other municipalities, individuals are not up with current research or are mislead. Many draw their conclusions from a June 2007 paper, The Potential Economic Impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ohio, U.S., Communities by Sydnor, Bumgardner and Todd, that was constructed improperly focusing only on removing ash trees. In this paper, the word “save” does not appear one time. The focus is on rip and replace and not saving valuable trees. Today, the authors are rewriting the paper. In 2009, after another twoyear study, the solution to the EAB was revealed and published in Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer. In

that report scientists from these universities, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Illinois, identified the most effecTim Back tive treatment. “A new Community product that is Press Guest effective for two Columnist years or even l o n g e r (emamectin benzoate) has altered the economics of treating ash trees… emamectin benzoate is the only product tested to date that controls EAB for more than one year with a single application.” In a study since 2006, Daniel Herms, PhD, Department of Entomology, the Ohio State University, stated “A single trunk injection of emamectin benzoate (TREE-äge) provided up to three years control,” Multiyear Evaluations of Systemic Insecticides for Control of Emerald Ash Borer. In another paper Herms stated, “The emamectin benzoate trees had less than one larva per square meter or greater than 99 percent control.” Some argue that removal and replacement is more cost effective than treatment. However, this too

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plishing much for our veterans, the bigger picture is hindered because of the layers of bureaucracy and passive leadership I explained above. The veteran community deserves better than it presently receives and leadership must make this happen. If this message seems repetitive and possibly somewhat annoying then imagine how the veterans must feel when having to “beg” for help while those in leadership are dragging their feet. This may be how it is in other countries but not America. Danny D. Bare is executive director of the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission and is a Vietnam Combat Veteran.

Milford-Miami Advertiser Editor . .Theresa Herron . . . . . . . .248-7128

is a misconception based on old data. Removing a 12.4-inch tree will lose a landscape value of $2,240, cost an additional $675 for tree and stump removal, and $290 for a replacement 2.4-inch tree. In contrast, that same 12.4inch tree could be treated with TREE-äge for only $149, a threeyear protection, and less than half that price for municipal parks and streets. So there you have it. Your trees can be saved by this treatment, proven effective by multiple university studies. I’ve personally saved more than 3,000 trees, and it should be 30,000. The treatment is there, decision makers just need to wake up and use it. I encourage you to go to your park boards and city councils to ask your leaders why – why aren’t you treating the ash trees with this innovative treatment? It’s time to fight to save the beautiful ash trees. Tim Back, an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist since 1997 and owner of Back Tree Service, 742-8733, has saved ash trees for years. Visit his blog on saving ash trees in Cincinnati, .



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Missy Brown, left, and Betty Goldston with some of the gift items available at Baskets and Treasures Flower and Gift Shop in Williamsburg.

Flower store offers wide variety of gifts By John Seney

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Baskets and Treasures Flower and Gift Shop in Williamsburg is a full-service flower store that also offers a wide variety of gifts. “We’re a store in the country where you can find something for just about anybody,” said owner Betty Goldston. The large line of gift items includes jewelry, collectible figurines, candles, metal stars, greeting cards, religious items and baskets. The store carries retired Longaberger baskets. The flower shop part of the business sells fresh flowers and planters. Delivery is provided within a 25mile radius of Williamsburg. The shop is part of Telefloro network for sending flowers out of town. The store has been in Williamsburg about 10 years. “We are family-owned and operated,” Goldston said. “We live right here in Williamsburg.” Goldston’s daughter, Missy Brown, also works at the store. The store doesn’t have package plans for providing

Business: Baskets and Treasures Flower and Gift Shop Address: 209 W. Main St., Williamsburg Phone: 724-9700 Website: Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Owner: Betty Goldston flowers for weddings and funerals. Instead, store employees will sit down with customers to determine their unique needs. “If it’s possible to do it, we will do it,” Goldston said. Brown usually handles the weddings. “It’s fun to sit down with the girl and help make the wedding day a special day,” she said. Brown said she works with the bride from beginning to end. “Most of the time I deliver the flowers,” she said. Goldston said the store has a lot of loyal customers who keep coming back. “They tell us it’s like a little Gatlinburg,” Goldston said.

THINGS TO DO Get fresh produce

Shaw Farms Produce is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Produce includes sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Some other things: Peaches, plums, nectarines, potatoes, Vidalia onions, Amish meats, cheeses and jarred goods. Call for hours. Call 575-2022.


Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting CNC Community Coffeehouse from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, July 2, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. The event features music by local bands each month. This month features music by Dinah Devoto and Pat Kennedy. Have free coffee and tea; locally-made pie available for purchase. Bring

your own alcoholic beverages. No activities for children. The cost is $10, $8 members. Call 831-1711.

Fly me to the moon

Tong’s Thai Restaurant is hosting Sinatra Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., Milford. The evening features Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner is available starting at 5 p.m. The cost is $16.95. Call 248-2999.

Adventure camp

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting Adventure Quest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 5, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. It runs daily through July 9. Campers explore and interact with outdoors. It is open to ages 6-12. The cost is $215, $165 members. Registration is required. Call 831-1711 or visit w w w. c i n c y n a t u re . o r g .

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Loretta Fuhrman, the caretaker of Grant’s Birthplace, explains the furnishings in the one-room house where President Ulysses S. Grant was born. Grant’s Birthplace has been a museum in Point Pleasant since 1936.

Grant’s birthplace a local treasure By Kellie Geist

It’s a national treasure that’s right down the street, but the little white house in Point Pleasant is often overlooked. This home is the birthplace of one of our country’s most well-known military generals and presidents – Ulysses S. Grant. The one-room house was built by Lee Thompson in 1817 and rented to Jesse and Hannah Simpson Grant in 1821 for $2 a month. On April 27 the following year, Hannah gave birth to a son, Hiriam Ulysses Grant. Although the Grants moved to Georgetown the next year, the 16 feet by 19 feet timber-frame home would be forever known as the birthplace of Civil War General and 18th president of the United States Ulysses S. Grant. Loretta Fuhrman, who has been the birthplace’s caretaker and docent for 44 years, said the birthplace was taken on a tour after Grant’s death in 1877. “In 1890, the government put logs and skids under the front room (the original house, without the two room additions) and pulled it to the river to put on a river barge. Then they took it up and down the waterways for people to see,” she said. After the river tour, Grant’s birthplace was moved by train to the state’s fairgrounds, where it remained until the 1930s. Fuhrman said the Ohio Historical Society came to Point Pleasant in 1927 to purchase the land


President Ulysses S. Grant was born in this house in 1822. The Grant family lived here, and paid $2 monthly rent, for about a year before moving to Georgetown. The next tenant added two rooms onto the home, which is how it stands today.

where Grant’s birthplace originally was located. “Much to their dismay, a two-story frame house had been built on the foundation and connected to the two back rooms that were part of the birthplace. They had to move that house to a spot they bought on Locust Street,” Fuhrman said. Grant’s Birthplace returned to Point Pleasant and opened as a museum in 1936. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 along with the Grant Memorial Park, the Grant Memorial Bridge, the Lee Thompson Caretaker’s House and the Caretaker’s Garage. Inside the house, visitors can see a number of items owned by the Grant family as well as some period pieces. One of the featured items is a boot made by Jesse Grant at the tannery. On the bottom of the boot are a number of wooden pegs and many small nails to keep the sole attached. Also, people can see clothes, a pillowcase and a leather chest owned by the Grant family. In fact, Fuhrman said Ulysses S. Grant took the leather chest with him to U.S. Military Academy at West Point. With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War coming up next year and the controversy surrounding taking Grant off the $50 bill, Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud said this is a perfect time for people to learn the KELLIE GEIST/STAFF famous general and president. During the Ohio River flood of 1937, all the historical “There are a lot of people in our items and possessions in Grant’s Birthplace were county who have never been to the stored upstairs in the Grant Memorial Church in Point birthplace and I would absolutely Pleasant.

The Land of Grant Point Pleasant Grant’s Birthplace 1551 Ohio 232 in Point Pleasant 513-553-4911 $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for students Open April to October, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Georgetown Grant’s Boyhood Home 219 East Grant Ave. in Georgetown 937-378-4222 $3 for adults and $1 for children Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Open only Saturday and Sunday in September and October. Grant’s Schoolhouse 508 South Water St. in Georgetown Hours, admission prices and contact information the same as Grant’s Boyhood Home. For more information visit encourage them to go,” he said. “The birthplace is in our own backyard and we take it for granted. We have a president, the first one from Ohio, who was born right here,” Proud said. “People need to take the time to go to the birthplace and understand the historical significance of having Grant born right here in Clermont County.”



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Good Vibrations, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Works by Louise Aug. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. 7325200. Batavia.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Pick ten bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Volunteers of the Library Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Learn more information on how you can help with library fundraising and book fairs events. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Meeting. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 2480700; Milford. Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Stories, songs, and crafts. All ages. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia. All Age Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, games and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


New Richmond Concert Series, 7 p.m. Praise and Honor Concert. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2


Good Vibrations, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


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


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


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; Newtown. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 50 cents per sample. 7343548; Bethel.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Stories, dance and crafts. Ages 2-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700; Milford.


CNC Community Coffeehouse, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Music by Dinah Devoto and Pat Kennedy. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Music by local bands each month. Free coffee and tea; locally-made pie available for purchase. Bring your own alcoholic beverages. No activities for children. Family friendly. $10, $8 members. 8311711. Union Township.


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Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 633-5218; Milford. Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.


Open House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Clermont County Historical Society, 299 South 3rd St, Free. 753-5872. Williamsburg.


Anderson Township Independence Day Parade, 11 a.m. Anderson Township Government Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave. One hundred entrants travel on Beechmont Avenue to Anderson Towne Center. Festival follows at Center with vintage car show, games for children, food and entertainment. Free. 688-8400; Anderson Township.


First Friday on the River Music, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Ross Gowdy House Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Photo Contest Gallery. Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmod.

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


Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St. Business and residential sales. 553-4146. New Richmond. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3

BENEFITS Indoor Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Landmark Baptist Church- Batavia, 1450 Clough Pike. Free. 752-7751. Batavia. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m. “The Lively Family Massacre:” A PBS DVD produced by Legend Seekers. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Free, visitors welcome. 723-3423; Batavia.



Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Stream Access B on Geology Trail. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township.


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


Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Village of New Richmond, 553-4146. New Richmond.


The Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave., Milford. A group of local growers sell fruits, vegetables, honey, potted flowers, cut flowers, herbs, seasonal decorations and more. Severe weather may shorten market times. Call 633-5218 or visit Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1 p.m.7 p.m. PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive. All breeds and puppies, too. Presented by Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. 917-292-6779; Eastgate. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Miller-Leuser Log House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike. Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-3390; Anderson Township.


Independence Day in New Richmond, 11 a.m. Downtown New Richmond, 116 Susanna Way. A parade at 2 p.m. an all-day car show and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. F-16 flyover at 2:30 p.m. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.


Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township.


Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1 p.m.5 p.m. PetSmart Eastgate, 917-292-6779; Eastgate. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5


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Networking at Noon, noon, Clermont Chamber of Commerce, 4355 Ferguson Drive. Suite 150, Networking group for business owners. Bring lunch. Through Aug. 17. 5765000; Union Township.


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BARS/CLUBS Bike Night, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Portion of parking lot reserved for motorcycles only. Cars welcome. Includes music. Beer, vendors and food served in parking lot. Benefits weekly local charity. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Union Township Tea Party Meeting, 7 p.m. Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Chris Littleton, keynote speaker. Discussion on fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets. Presented by Union Township Tea Party. 248-0215; Union Township.


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


Family Film Festival, 10 a.m. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive. Free familyfriendly movies and discounted concession items. Free. 248-2169; Milford.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Preschool Story Time, noon, Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Ages 2-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


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


First Wednesday Book Group, 2 p.m. “Sail” by James Patterson. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Explorer’s Club, 2 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, “Back to the Future and the Past.” Stories, crafts and games. Grades 1-5. Registration required. 7221221. Goshen.


Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 248-0700; Milford. Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 7342619. Bethel. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township.

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


Scott Dawson, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. Free. 233-0932. Bethel.


Sinatra Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St. With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. $16.95. 248-2999. Milford.



Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Daily through July 9. Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road. Combination of Survivor, Amazing Race, and Survivorman. Campers take part in personal and noncompetitive team challenges in lesser-known portions of Long Branch’s woodlands. Ages 8-14. $300, $230 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Goshen Township.


The All-American Birthday Party at Sawyer Point Park is 4-11 p.m. Sunday, July 4, and includes food, drink, beer and live entertainment throughout the day, with headliner, the Carter Twins, pictured. The family-friendly event will have fireworks at 10 p.m. This year, the event honors United States military, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring toiletry items that will be shipped to servicemen and women overseas.



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Some basic considerations about freedom and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is grounded on “the Creator,”

who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. it cannot be taken away.

If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love serve one another. For the

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from without. But most of the civilizations declined because of deteriorafrom Father Lou tion within. Guntzelman He also Perspectives theorized that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige we as decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equated freedom with license –


Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminished over the centuries. For a few their diminishment was due to conquest


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June 30, 2010

Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. T h i s week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Rita Luke, Will Jack Heikenfeld and t o Rita’s kitchen Rouster’s u-pick blueberry farm in Clermont County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries Combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat on low

speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is already bearing abundantly. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veg-



“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. gies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2 yellow crookneck squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more) In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, layer half the squash and tomatoes on the bottom. Sprinkle half the cheese and half the oregano. Drizzle with half the butter. Make more layers, topping with cheese and oregano. Serves six. And here’s the quote at the end: “What if I’m not the hero? What if I’m the

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Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. bad guy?” - Edward. until crust is nice and golden. Cover edges with foil to overbrowning, if Cherry pie with Splenda prevent necessary. Cool an hour For Helen Kane, who before setting up. wanted a sugar-free pie with canned cherries. 2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, pitted tart red cherries 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulated 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond extract Few drops red food coloring if you want Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice. Combine Splenda and cornstarch in saucepan and stir in reserved juice. Cook until mixture begins to boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, extract and food coloring. Fold in cherries; cool slightly and spoon into pie shell. Place second shell over filling and make slits in top. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or

Quick pickled beets

We should all be eating more beets. They help prevent cancer and birth defects. For Laura, a Northern Kentucky reader. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: drain a can of sliced or small whole beets. Slice a medium onion thinly and add to beets. In a saucepan, bring to a boil a cup of cider vinegar, sugar to taste (start with about 1⁄3 cup) and a dash or two of salt. Pour this over beets. Some people add a dash or two of allspice or cloves. Cool and chill. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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June 30, 2010


Busy birthday month in Ole Fisherman’s house

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


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

for the call. The road they live on years ago – a feller that lived back there was a feller that delivered gasoline to farmers. He was getting his truck ready for Monday morning. He heard a rooster crow. They didn’t have any chick-

ens so he opened the compartment where he kept the gas cans. There set a rooster. He couldn’t think where it came from. Then he remembered the last place he had delivered gas on Saturday. So he called the folks. He told them what he found and they said their rooster was missing. So he took it home. Last week our daughter Debby pulled the first ripe tomato. On June 16 this is the earliest we have ever had ripe tomatoes. Along with the tomato she picked a zucchini and a yellow squash. When we were looking at the cucumbers Ruth Ann picked a couple nice ones. Our granddaughter Jenn has been wanting cucumbers

and onions in vinegar, so she has gotten her wish. This year we are using raised beds and tractor tires. Due to the rainy weather that is working good. Ruth Ann had a Junior Grange meeting last week and one of the children made a remark about his grandma. He said his grandpa and grandma were both mowing grass and there was a briar patch between them. Grandpa was mowing near the briars and a deer jumped up and ran and almost hit grandma. He said, “Grandma almost got run over by a reindeer.” The feller I wrote about earlier whose dog kept pulling up the plants he was

planting and laying them by his feet. Well, he showed the dog the article but it didn’t do any good, the dog still pulls up the plants. It seems June is the month for birthdays and an anniversary at our house. Our grandson Ralph and granddaughter Michelle both had birthdays one day apart. Debby and Bobby’s anniversary was the day before. Then throw in Ruth Ann’s and mine earlier and Michelle’s graduation from college and then Father’s Day, it is a busy month. The bass fishing is good. Last Saturday there was a tournament on the Afton side with 40 boats and it took almost 13 pounds to

win. On Tuesday evenings the bass tournament here on the Bantam side had 60 boats. The last two weeks it took 10 pounds to win. The Riverside Coffee Mill has a benefit waffle breakfast on Saturday for organizations or individuals. They are open until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and all week from 7:30 a.m. till 6 p.m. They have good food and lots of different drinks. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.






George Rooks Ole Fisherman

have gotten honey bees in some odd places, out of bird houses, mail boxes, bath tubs and some houses. But never out of a water meter, but we did. Thanks folks

St. Mary Church, Bethel

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

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

St. Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 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


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

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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770


Nursery provided for all services

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

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


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

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

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


844 State Rt. 131

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

513 831 0196

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


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

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

Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

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

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

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


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

Indoor Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


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

Pastor Mike Smith


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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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

NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor Rev. Mark Owen, Worship Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)


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

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


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

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

683-2525 •

9:30am 10:30am



WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12


7:00pm 7:00pm

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


Come visit us at the

Sunday Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church


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

Welcomes You

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

8:30 a.m.

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group

Classes for every age group

Sunday Worship

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

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

Outdoor Shelter Service Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided


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


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

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


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

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Pastor: Tom Bevers

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.



Trinity United Methodist


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


Howdy Folks, Last Monday morning Ruth Ann and I were going to go fishing. I charged the batteries up (I thought) then we backed the boat into the lake. Before I unhooked the strap that holds the boat on the trailer I thought I had better start the motor, guess what? The battery charger had not charged the battery. We came back home and the battery charger was dead. We had to go buy a new charger. Now I have the batteries charged but the weather is not co-operating. Oh well, some day! Last week we went over to a place on Greenbudd Road out of Newtonsville to get some honey bees. We

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

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


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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


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

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

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RELIGION Clough United Methodist Church

The church invites children 4 years old through those entering sixth grade to Vacation Bible School, “High Seas Expedition.” VBS runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, and includes music, games, stories, crafts and snacks. There is no charge. Children are encouraged to bring a daily offering for Operation Kid-to-Kid’s “Blanketing the World with God’s Love” program. Register online at or call the church office at 231-4301. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting an Antique and Classic Car Cruise-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24. (The rain date is July 31.) They will serve a free lunch, give out door prizes and a DJ playing 50s and 60s music. Call 753-8223 for more information. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Glen Este; 7538223.

Landmark Baptist Church

The church is hosting the Indoor Bake Sale Fundraiser from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Proceeds benefit “Wrap Up Clermont County,” a Christmas Giveaway for needy Clermont County residents. The church is at 1450 Clough Pike, Amelia; 752-7751.

Laurel United Methodist

The church is taking part in the Monroe Township yard sale Saturday, July 10, with baked goods and a rummage sale in the basement. Lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants may use the church yard for free setups. Call Gloria at 553-3043 for more information. The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with

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

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The annual God and Country Service, Celebration and Cookout is Sunday, July 4. The event features music, carry-in dinner on the grounds, games, preaching and prizes. Call 831-7598 or visit The annual On-Goal Soccer Camp with Tom Fite is July 20-24 at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131. It is for children kindergarten through eighth grade. Brochures with complete information, including registration forms, can be picked up at the church or online at Early registration deadline is June 22. The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598.

True Church of God

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

The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission elected Ken Cook of Bethel as president in 2010. Other officers elected were Howard Daugherty of Bethel, vice president, and Don Chandler of Milford, secretary. Other members of the commission are Bob Derr and Cliff Riley. Cook has served on the commission since 2002, and represents the VFW. He was in the Navy during the Vietnam era and is a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion, Amvets and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). Riley has served on the commission since 2002, and represents the VVA. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Army and is a member and past president

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morning canoeing down the East Fork of the Little Miami in Batavia. During this River Sweep, sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation District of Clermont County, members of CCYP collected bottles, cans, tires, hubcaps and other trash along the banks of the river as well as from the water and islands. At the end there were more than 15 tires ranging from toy tires to truck tires. They also collected more than 15 trash bags full of garbage and other materials cluttering the banks and river. This was a great opportunity to help the community, canoe along a beautiful river and have a great time with friends. Clermont Connections also will participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life June 26 and June 27 and they are looking for people, (21 and older) to participate in the relay. Clermont Connections, a proud program of Clermont 20/20, Inc., is dedicated to augmenting the business needs of Clermont County’s young professionals by engaging in activities and programs that enhance professional growth, leadership development and provide local public service opportunities. For more information, v i s i t cc/.

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Larry Clarence Bills

Larry Clarence Bills, 84, of Milford died June 21. Survived by wife, Virginia E. Little Bills; children, Carol Jean Sanders, Amy L., Larry Stephen and Jann Bills; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children, Joseph A. and Linda Lou Bills. Services were June 25 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Donald Leroy Cazel

Donald Leroy Cazel, 86, of Milford died June 19. Survived by wife of 61 years, Rosemary Zumwalde Cazel; children, Rose (Ralph) Jackson, Don (Lezlie) Cazel, Dick (Becky) Cazel and Dean Cazel; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way. Services were June 24 at All Saints Catholic Church, Kenwood. Memorials to: Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242-0452; St. Ursula Academy, 1339 East McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206-2180; All Saints Catholic Church, 8939 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2199; St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Milford, OH 45150-1181; The University of Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati, OH 45219-0970; or charity of donor’s choice.




Avance Funeral Home & Crematory, Fairfield. Memorials to: Faith for Life Ministry, c/o Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Gracie M. Everson

Gracie M. Everson, 67, of Milford died June 20. Survived by father, John W. Cannava; husband, Lee Everson; sons, Shawn (Karen) Everson and Chris Everson; brothers, Tom (Margaret) Cannava, Tony Cannava, John Cannava and Tim (Lisa) Cannava; and sisters, Tina (Ken) Hare and Bonnie (John) West. Services were June 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Jennie Frances Henize

Jennie Frances Henize, 86, of Milford died June 21. Survived by husband, Robert C. Henize; children, John C., Ralph C., Frank R., Thomas E. and Robin C. Henize; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings,

Paul Thomas Cunningham, 84, of Miami Township died June 18. Survived by wife, Irene E. Cunningham; children, Paul C. Cunningham, Thomas D. Cunningham and Linda L. Cunningham; grandchildren, Amy L. Cunningham, Lauren M. Cunningham and Joseph P. Cunningham; and nieces, Darlin Bunton and Terrilin Woolums. Services were June 21 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Donna Jean Dugan

Donna Jean Dugan, 71, of Fairfield died June 8. Survived by husband, Patrick “Pat” Dugan; daughters, Kim (Bob) Zoller and Renee (Bryan) Timpe, both of Milford; brother, John (Minerva) Richardson of Charleston, W.V.; grandchildren, Ben Timpe and Lauren Zoller. Preceded in death parents, Mark and Beatrice (nee Keenan) Richardson. Services were June 17 at the





Antoinette Ianelli and Marie Riley. Preceded in death by siblings, Russell and Samuel Benigno. Private services were held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Okey Glen Maynard

Okey Glen Maynard, 73, of Miamiville died June 18. Survived by wife, Sandra Walrath Maynard; children, Steven (Sharon) Okey Maynard and Mark (Holly) Christopher; grandchildren, Ryan Okey and Ashley Maynard, Lydia and Ross Christopher; siblings, Helen Ramsey, Mildred Moore and Kathleen Garcia; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by child, Leslie Glen Maynard; and siblings, Sherman, Earl, Alva and Forrest Ray Maynard. No services. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, Inc. C/O Bethesda Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597; or the Shriners Hospital for

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Richard Joseph Savage, 66, of Bethel and formerly of Milford died June 17. Survived by wife of 44 years, Shelby; brother, John (Jean) Savage of Florida; sister, Marky (Tom) Maughan of Utah; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and longtime friends. Preceded in death by parents, John and Grace Savage. Services were June 22 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Catherine J. Smith

Catherine J. Smith, 83, of Milford died June 18. Survived by children, Judy (Bill) Arnold, Jim (Cindy) Smith, Joe (Debbie) Smith and Terry Smith; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jean Fox, Virginia Komo, Florence Richey, Earl Johnson and Shirley Kautz; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded


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Claribelle H. Creager

Claribelle H. Creager, 100, of Goshen Township died June 19. Survived by sons, Russell Creager and John “Jack” (Audry) Creager; daughter,Barbara (Barclay) Gest; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchilCreager dren and six great-great-grandchildren. Proceded in death by parents, Elmer and Effie (nee McFee) Hopewell; and son, Donald Creager. Services are Wednesday, June 23, at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite No. 2, West Chester, OH 45069


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Male stated card used with no authorization; $354 loss at 196 Bares Run, June 2.

Public indecency

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Money taken from vehicle at Frisch’s; $40 at Ohio 28, June 13. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $12 at Ohio 28, June 8. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $18 at Ohio 28, June 8. Projector taken from vehicle; $1,000 at 493 Parish Hill Court, June 9. Money taken from purse at Applebee’s; $170 at Meijer Drive, June 9. Plywood taken; $400 at 657 Silverleaf, June 10. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $61 at Ohio 28, June 10. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $145 at Ohio 28, June 10. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $35.86 at Ohio 131, June 11. AC unit taken at 5318 Sugar Camp, June 11. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $175 at Ohio 28, June 11. Cash taken from vehicle; $4,000 at 5910 Woodspoint, June 11. Beer taken from Circle K; $10 at Ohio 28, June 13. Groceries taken from Kroger; $100 at Ohio 28, June 13.



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