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Milford schools await state budget results By Roxanna Swift

MILFORD — Milford schools are expected to have a deficit by the end of Fiscal Year 2017 unless the district receives additional state funding. Expenditures are expected to surpass revenues by about $2 million in Fiscal Year 2014, said Treasurer Debbie Caudle. Revenues are expected to continue trending lower than expenditures through the end of the district’s five-year forecast. While a cash balance will carry the district over through most of the five years, the projected end-ofyear cash balance for Fiscal Year 2017 is a deficit of about $5 million. Caudle anticipates the district will receive increased state funding, which will help the district maintain longer, she said. The state budget is expected to be complete June 30. “Once we know the biennial state budget, we won’t be spending more than we’re taking in,” said Superintendent Bob Farrell. While state funding is expect-

ed to help, the district is expected to experience increases in employee health insurance rates, Caudle said. Beginning in January 2014, national Caudle health care mandates also will require the district to provide insurance for any employee who works more than 30 hours a week. District officials continue to look for ways to remedy the differences between projected revenues and expenditures, Caudle said. No steps increases or raises in salaries are planned for Fiscal Year 2014, she said. Many reductions and service cuts that took place in Fiscal Year 2013 will be carried over as well. “Administration has made great strides in making cuts,” Caudle said. The district recently began using the Clermont County Educational Service Center to supply their aides, rather than hiring them individually, she said.

The aides are hired and paid by the county, and the district saves money by paying the county for their services. District officials also cut Farrell eight custodian’s positions in December 2013, Caudle said. There are no plans to replace the positions. Multiple employees were able to be rehired through a retire-rehire option. The option allows employees to retire and be rehired at pay rates set for individuals with no experience. Sharing services with other districts is another option for cost savings, Caudle said. The district already shares payroll services with Winton Woods. Food services also are shared with other districts including Wyoming and Finneytown and parochial schools including St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schools. “We continue to look at new things in shared services,” Caudle said.


Clermont County Municipal Court Judge James Shriver June 27 is sworn in as Clermont County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge. Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed Shriver earlier this year to replace Judge Stephanie Wyler, who retired in December. From left are Wyler, Shriver and his niece Jenna Deskins. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Miami Twp. fire chief to retire MIAMI TWP. — Fire Chief Jim Whitworth will retire Aug. 23 after more than 40 years in the fire and emergency medical field. “After much personal and professional soul searching, I have decided to retire,” Whitworth wrote in an email to township officials June 25. Whitworth has been with Miami Township Fire and EMS since 1992, he said. Whitworth received an offer to work with the adult fire program at Great Oaks in Sharonville, said Trustee Mary Makley Wolff. “I was not looking for a job. I planned to work another two years for Miami Township and then retire,” Whitworth said. “But an opportunity was presented that made me think maybe it’s about time to go.” Wolff said he was given an offer he couldn’t refuse. “He’s getting a chance at a second act in life, and don’t we all wish we had that?” she said. After finding out about Great Oaks’ interest, Whitworth took about three weeks to make his decision, he said. Those three weeks involved “many sleepless nights,” but he finally decided the department would still be in good hands without him, Bailey Whitworth said. “He’s done a remarkably good job. We will be sad to see him go,” Wolff said. “We’ll have our work cut out for us (finding a replacement).” But change doesn’t always have to be bad, she said. Fronk “We look forward to bringing on a new chief and new ideas - you have to be excited about the opportunities that lie in the change of command,” Wolff said. “I choose to view change as a positive thing.” Miami Township Po- Wolff lice Chief R. Steven Bailey said Whitworth’s knowledge will be tough to match. “Anytime you lose 20 years worth of experience, you have to ask yourself how long it will take to replace that,” Bailey said. Whitworth was the township’s first fire chief, hired from Blue Ash after three private Miami Township fire departments merged into one, he said. Township Administrator

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Larry Fronk said Whitworth was an asset to the community and he will be sad to see him leave. “I’m happy for him,” Bailey said. “He’s going to be able to retire and do something that he wants to do.” Whitworth said he has worked with the Great Oaks program before. “I’ve been teaching for years. I’ve taught for Great Oaks as an adjunct since 1980 - I did EMT (Emergency Medical Training) programs for 20 years,” he said. Bailey said it’s vital for the police chief and a fire chief of a township to have a good relationship - something he and Whitworth had. “I’m going to miss working with him,” Bailey said. “But I’m also looking forward with the new chief and creating that relationship with that new leader of the department.” Whitworth said it has not been determined if he will play a role in selecting the next chief. “We want the best person we can find,” Wolff said. “We’ll look both internally and externally.” Although Whitworth hopes to accept a new job - he hasn’t been officially approved by Great Oaks yet - don’t be surprised to see him around Miami Township, he said. “I’m still a resident of the community and plan to be for some time,” Whitworth said. “My heart is here. My life is here.” Vol. 33 No. 13 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Miami Twp. OKs parking lot expansion, basketball court By Keith BieryGolick

MIAMI TWP. — Miami Township officials recently approved plans to add a basketball court and 72 parking spaces to the Community Park on 5951 Buckwheat Road. “Six bids (for construction) were received and they have been reviewed by Mr. Braun (township law director),” said Larry Fronk, township administrator. “I recommend the board act on a $128,119.40 bid from J.K. Meurer Corporation.” Loveland Excavating and Paving submitted a lower bid, but a full review showed significant errors in the estimated price, said Mike Mantel,

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service director. “This does happen from time to time,” Mantel said. “The bid packet is almost 80 pages.” The trustees unanimously voted to accept the bid from J.K. Meurer June 18 with money coming from the township’s tax increment financing fund, Mantel said The construction crew will have 45 days to complete the parking lot expansion, he said Officials budgeted $200,000 for thework, Fronk previously said. Pending board approval, nearly $75,000 of leftover money could be used for changes to the work order, Mantel said. But if nothing comes up, it will stay in the TIF fund for future projects, he said. Previously, Mantel said he wanted to use topsoil from the project to fill in an area at the Korean War Memorial in Miami Meadows Park. But the service depart-

ment received topsoil from a different project and has already used it at the memorial, he said. “We are now just going to keep this topsoil on-site and build some decorative mounds to keep motorists from being able to drive off the pavement surface,” Mantel said. Construction will be done by the Aug. 11 Clermont Philharmonic concert, he said. But other concerts are scheduled at the park July 7 and July 27 as part of the summer concert series. “(Construction) should not affect it at all,” Mantel said. “However, the Clermont Philharmonic concert has been our highest attended event at this location and additional parking will be a welcomed addition.” The township used Mulberry Elementary for overflow parking at larger events and had to pay a police officer to control traffic, Fronk said.

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MILFORD — The wedding between Milford graduates Catherine Hendel and Stuart Daubenmire won’t be take place in a park or a church. Instead, the couple will marry in their high school band room. “We looked at a bunch of venues and we wanted something that was really unique and special to us,” Hendel said. Hendel graduated from Milford in 2005 and Daubenmire in 2006. They both played trumpet and participated in jazz band, marching band and symphonic band together. “We realized that where we met and where we grew up is all tied to the band room. So we thought, ‘Why not get married (there)?’” Hendel said. The two met in band, when Hendel was in sixth grade and Daubenmire was in seventh, but they never dated in school. “We both liked each other, but it just never happened,” Daubenmire said. Following high school graduation, Daubenmire left the state to attend Auburn University, he said. A year later, Hendel enrolled at Ohio State. Separated by more then 600 miles, it was the band that brought them together again. “We would see each other almost every summer at (Milford’s) band camp where we would teach,” Hendel said. “We didn’t officially start dat-


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Current band students will help set up the wedding, serve food at the reception and clean up after it’s all over, she said. In return, the couple plan to donate a portion of the wedding’s budget to the band, Hendel said. “We wanted our marriage to stand for something,” she said. “The band gave us so much more than we could ever give back to them.” Daubenmire called their donation a “huge thank you” to an organization that “played a huge role” in who he is today, he said “I never would have thought I would get married in my high school band room,” Daubenmire said. “I’m sure Catherine, as a little girl, never pictured (her wedding) in a band room, but we’re both really excited to do it.”

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Sheriff brings home the powerlifting gold By Jeanne Houck

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg won three gold medals powerlifting June 14. THANKS TO CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF A.J. “TIM” RODENBERG

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, center, shared two of the three gold medals he won June 14 at a powerlifting competition with two of his deputies who helped him prepare. Deputy Chris Stratton is at left and Deputy Tony Dufresne at right. THANKS TO SHERIFF A.J. “TIM” RODENBERG

“Tony encouraged and pushed me to do my best which was a key factor in my success at the games,” Rodenberg said. “Another one of my deputies, Chris Stratton, accompanied me to the games and provided expertise and encouragement during my competition.” Dufresne said he couldn’t be any happier with Rodenberg’s performance in Oberlin. “He has only been training about eight months for the meet and improved every workout,” Dufresne said. “Sheriff Rodenberg exceeded our expectations for this meet by 20 pounds, and that was with me being conservative on picking the weight on each of his lifts. “The sheriff has a quote that is heavily used at his office, ‘Leadership by example,’” Dufresne said. “I had no doubt that he would live up to that.

“It was very obvious that he had inspired many of the other competitors at the meet and his example will influence many others,” Dufresne said. Rodenberg has been training with Dufresne once or twice a week. “I would have to say it is the most physically demanding thing I have ever undertaken, particularly because of the heavy weights involved for someone my age,” Rodenberg said.“I was in the Marines for five years when I was a bit younger, and that too was physically challenging, but more so in a general sense.” Rodenberg said powerlifting involves the brain as well as brawn. “Although I have a trainer, powerlifting is not a team sport,” Rodenberg said. “When it’s time to compete and lift the weights, you are on your own, and like any other competition there is an adrenaline rush and stress involved.”

Rodenberg said lawenforcement officers would do well to take up powerlifting. “Any type of physical fitness training is something that can help law enforcement officers perform their duties more effectively and can enhance their personal safety,” Rodenberg said. Rodenberg said he will continue to powerlift so long as he is able.

“I plan to compete again next year in June when the games will be held here in Clermont County,” Rodenberg said. “Tony, my trainer, and I have tentatively set a combined push-pull total of 550 pounds as something that should be within my capacity to attain.”

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Get ready for the Taste of Clermont The Village Association of Batavia will present the 10th annual Taste of Clermont from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, along Main Street in Batavia. “The Taste of Clermont is the major fundraiser for the Village Association of Batavia as well as other non-profit groups that participate,” said Terry Morris, association president. Moore said the profits from last year’s Taste of Clermont funded a scholarship to the UC Clermont; and four Facade Restoration Grants for buildings on Batavia’s Main Street. Expected future interests include funding to bring entertainment and art to the area, and supporting local charities. The Village Association of Batavia is a non-profit 501C3 organization. Live local music will be one of the main attractions at the Taste. This year’s headliner is Archer at 9:15 p.m. Friday, and the Dan Varner Band at 9:15 p.m. Saturday. “All the music is from local bands and soloists. The music will cover ev-

erything from rock to pop to country to bluegrass and will be performed nonstop on both days. It should be a great show of talent. Everyone should come out and listen,” said Gary Farmer, who organized the music. A variety vendors and food booths, a Kids Zone that will feature a petting zoo, games, a Home Depot craft area, and other activities will be available. Penelope the Clown will be making balloon animals. Friday will feature a motorcycle show from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and a cornhole tournament starts at 7 p.m. at the corner of 2nd and Main streets. The tournament

will continue again Saturday at 1 p.m. Saturday winners will qualify for a state-sanctioned tournament to be announced later in the fall. Also, a car show will take place Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Both days will feature an art show of posters from the Taste of Clermont Poster Competition and many interesting vendors. New to the Taste this year is the first annual Rib Cook-off. The grill will start at 7 a.m. Saturday and judging will take place at 2 p.m. Barb Haglage, cochair of the Taste of Clermont, said, “The Taste of Clermont is more than just food and drink. It’s a sampling of the various tastes of Clermont County, including entertainment, arts and crafts, and don’t forget fun. We hope everyone joins us for the fun.” The Taste of Clermont is still accepting applications for vendors, volunteers, artists and sponsors. For an application, or for information about bands that are playing or the rib cook-off, check the website

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BRIEFLY Alternate sought

The Miami Township Zoning Commission currently has a vacancy that needs the energy and focus of a Miami Township resident interested in being part of the community development policy-making process. The trustees will appoint a community-spirited “Alternate” to this five-member body responsible for developing zoning policy improvement recommendations for the trustees’ consideration and adoption. Zoning commission business meetings and work sessions are hld the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The candidate selected will serve a fiveyear term. Those interested in be-

ing considered are asked to send a letter of interest and a brief summary of work experience to Louis M. Ethridge, director of Community Development, 6101 Meijer Drive Milford, Ohio 45150. The submission deadline is Friday, July 19.

sky, encounter bats, spiders, fireflies and amphibians, and relax with new and old friends. Come back to the Krippendorf Lodge for a variety of culinary bites from local eateries including Keystone Bar & Grill, 20 Brix, Elegant Fare and more. Wild Carrot will provide toe-tapping music on the porch where additional food and beverages can be purchased. “We have such a strong network of nature enthusiasts in our community and Cincinnati Nature Center would like to reach out to them and others who may be unaware of all we have to offer,” said Marissa Tucker, CNC’s community coordinator. “This event is a great way to bring people together to experience CNC and taste a sampling of local beer and food.” Hoots & Hops is hosted by CNC’s NEXT in Nature group. NEXT is an association of young members whose goal is to engage the next generation in nature. Tickets are limited and may be purchased online for $20 and, if available, at the event for $25. To register go to: For more information, contact Tucker at:

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Discover Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) at night at Hoots & Hops onfrom 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the center, 4949 Tealtown Road. During this adult-only event, guests will be guided along CNC’s Discovery Trail at night exploring the wonders of nature while partaking in beer tastings from Mt. Carmel Brewing and 50 West Brewing companies. The event will include guided hikes with opportunities to gaze through telescopes at the night

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The county commissioners June 12 approved 11 training and travel requests for county employees. Included was a request from the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department for $7,388. Fourteen employees will spend three days in Columbus for the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association 14th annual Line Officers Training. Also included was a request from Clermont County Municipal Court Judge George Pattison for $1,274 for four days in Dublin, Ohio, at the 2013 Association of Municipal/ County Judges of Ohio Summer Conference.

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The Milford Schools Foundation will host a car show Saturday, July 20, at Milford Main Middle School. Call Jean Ackermann at 831-3411 for more information.


The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Additional information can be found at: or by calling 723-3423. The program is: Our Civil War Ancestors: Locating Information. Have you traced your Civil War ancestors? Come prepared to share your research experience and learn about the paths others took to find information about their Civil War ancestry.

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The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 723-3423. The July program is “Our Civil War Ancestors: Locating Information.” Come prepared to share research experiences and learn about the paths others took to find information about their Civil War ancestry.

Harmony Hill

Harmony Hill will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at 299 Willow St. in Williamsburg. Harmony Hill is the home of the Harmony Hill Association and the Clermont County Historical Society. The public is welcome.

July 4 safety

Clermont County law enforcement officers are stepping up patrols this Fourth of July as part of the ongoing “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to catch and arrest impaired drivers who put themselves and others at risk. Clermont County Safe Communities recommends these tips for a safe Fourth of July: » Plan a safe way home before the fun begins. » Before drinking, designate a sober driver. » If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member,

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July 5 concert

New Richmond will host the annual “God and Country” concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the bandstand on Susanna Way. The program features local soloists as well as the Community Choir, directed by Vickie Hale. Special guest soloist is State Rep. Doug Green. Area pastors will be praying for America’s leaders, her people, those who have suffered recently from tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. All veterans are invited. “We’d like to recognize them and show our deepest appreciation for their sacrifice,” said Libbie Bennett, county chair for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. “As we know, all gave some and some gave all.” To celebrate America’s 237th birthday, there will be red-white-blue birthday cupcakes and cookies following the concert. Those will be provided by the Community Choir. Bring lawn chairs.

July 4 events

July 4 will start with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Market Street School, 212 Market St. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children. The annual July 4 parade lines up at 10 a.m. at Festival Park, 1020 Front St. Everyone will step off at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate. Veterans will line up on Front Street, just across from the Plum Street Playground. All veterans will be honored during the parade, especially Korean War Veterans in recognition of the 1953 signing of the truse that ended hostilities. Finally, fireworks over the river will begin at 10 p.m.

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‘Run for the Poor’ celebrates 21 years By Chuck Gibson

The sun was shining bright during the 21st annual St. Vincent de Paul 5K Run for the Poor June 8, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Miami Township. Nearly 300 runners and walkers traversed their way around surrounding neighborhoods and through Miami Meadows Park. Race founder Marv Hudson remembers one with a stormy start. “The one that’s memorable is the one it was thundering and lightning. It was so dark in that pavilion, I couldn’t read a piece of paper that close to my face,” said Hudson, of Miami Township, holding his hand in front of his face to demonstrate. “Just dark, at 9 a.m. it was thundering and lightning; we couldn’t even start the race, and the rain was coming down in sheets. I just thought this is a disaster.” Even then, Hudson said the kids loved splashing around in the water and the start was only delayed about 30 minutes. This year Kim Watson Kuwatch celebrated her best finish with her friend Brenda Wertz and all the others under a sunlit pavilion. “This one is a fun one,” said Kuwatch. “It’s a nice flat trail, its good camaraderie, and good people around here; it’s a fun race. It’s good people, you know.” Kuwatch and Wertz have done several other 5K races, but have done this one together several times. They got started in this race because the connection with SVDP with their friend Debbie Wells. That makes this event stand out for them. “It’s a great race. The people that run it are great,” Wertz said. “I know that Debbie volunteers with SVDP; she goes into people’s homes, evaluates the help they need, and takes the steps to get them that help.” Proceeds exceeding $100,000 since 1993 have gone a long way in helping families in need. The race has grown from 100 that first year to an average of about 300 now. Tom Callahan has served with Hudson for 48 years in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He recently concluded a term as presi-

Kim Watson-Kuwatch, left, and Brenda Wertz were inspired to participate by a friend who volunteers with Marv Hudson in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Both had their personal best times June 8. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE

Marv Hudson started the annual St. Vincent de Paul 5K Run for the Poor to raise money for the agency. He also participates each year. THANKS TO BOB CARLSEN

dent and says their SVDP district council is always seeking money to help people in need. “We never can seem to get enough because there is so many needs for it,” said Callahan as he began telling how Hudson started the Run for the Poor 21 years ago. Hudson was the district president then and was looking for a way to fund SVDP. He started power walking as a way to keep his cholesterol in check. “It was a hobby of his. He had been participating in other races. He’s a fastwalker,” said Callahan. “He came up with the idea that he had been participating in these; ‘why don’t we do one ourselves?’ Marv initiated it; almost single-handedly.” “I thought this would be kind of a neat way to generate funds and get the St. Vincent de Paul name out there a little bit about what we do,” said Hudson. “There’s a tremendous effort to get things done,” Callahan added. “Marv is kind of the captain of it. It’s almost a full-time job year-round for him. That’s probably why it comes off so good.” The race generates $6,000 to $7,000 each year. Former U.S. Rep Jeanne Schmidt, a marathon runner, tries to participate in the Run for the Poor, too. “It’s one I hate to miss and only miss when I have a conflict; like I’m out of town,” Schmidt said. “Marv has been an inspi-


ration for the poor since I can remember.” Hudson’s efforts with SVDP all year are what impress Schmidt the most. “When we have the food drive for Thanksgiving, there’s Marv. When we have the Christmas Giving Tree for the children, there’s Marv doing that as well,” said Schmidt. “When you look at what a Christian should be, the name and the face of Marv Hudson appear.” Schmidt’s sister Jennifer Black is also a runner. She too ran the 5K Run. It may have been her 21st. “I think I may have done all of them,” she said. “Marv Hudson is absolutely wonderful. He donates his time to St. Vincent de Paul; not just time, but his money and his talents so the poor have an opportunity to have food, shelter and clothing.” Others are quick to recognize Hudson for his efforts on behalf of the poor through SVDP. Hudson is equally quick to point to the work of all the other volunteers like him. “I’m just one man, other people do these things, too,” he said. They face a difficult challenge serving the needs in the area. “We have zero paid employees, no staff; we don’t even have an office,” said Hudson. “We still have the needs. We’re Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren counties. You get out in Adams, that’s Appala-

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chia. All of our money goes to helping the poor in these counties.” Every year, except last year when he was nursing an injury, Hudson has participated along with the other 300 runners and walkers. Walter Klein, another SVDP volunteer, remembered his first walk in the event. “I’m thinking here’s an old guy right up in front of us. He looks like he knows what he’s doing. Let’s just keep pace with him then we’ll pass him,” said Klein. “It turned out to be Marv. I didn’t know Marv at the time. He left us in the dirt for sure.” It was a lesson in humility. It’s the humility of Hudson that has left an impression on Klein since he joined SVDP about four years ago. “What strikes me is Marv’s humility above everything else,” Klein said. “He’s exactly what a Vincentian is supposed to be. He just quietly gets things done, never really sticks out, always with gentleness and humility. For 21 years he’s been doing this race very quietly and efficiently. I just admire the guy.” It’s more than the race though. He’s very detail oriented, said Callahan.

His attention to detail has helped them keep up with IRS laws and other administrative requirements over the years. “He does everything,” Callahan said. “Without Marv, we’d probably have to have a lawyer. I’m not exaggerating anything. He does a remarkable job

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with what he does.” Both Callahan and Hudson started out young, but are nearly 78 now. Callahan says Hudson will be missed, but they’re both looking for the next generation to step up and replace them. “I’ll be 80 in a couple years. You never know,” Hudson said. “The joke now is most people say their favorite day is their birthday, or something like that. My favorite day now is tomorrow.” He said his health will decide how much longer he keeps running the race for the poor. “I’ll do it as long as I can. I am trying to get somebody to shadow me; a younger person,” Hudson said. “I think I found someone this weekend; just follow along what I do.” “He is absolutely a gift from God to our community and to our church here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,” said Black. “I just try to stay in the background. I don’t want to be up front,” said Hudson. “I’m just happy someone said good things about me. I’m humbled.”



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Beginning in late July, Boyd E. Smith Elementary staff member Lisa Holt-Taylor of Indian Hill will study conservation and marine ecology in the Central American country of Belize. The graduate courses from Miami University's Project Dragonfly are based on Earth Expeditions, which has engaged more than 1,400 people since 2004 in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. More information is at


The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2012-2013.

Fourth Grade

The slow growing, long-lived tortoise got a close-up look at the boys as it explored the area inside of the circle of Dragonfly Club members. From back to front are: Kurtis Ackermann, Sam Van Scyoc, Keaton Rainone, Duncan MacRae, Cameron Pigg and Eli Simones. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Dragonfly members study animals at the zoo M

cCormick Elementary’s Dragonfly Science Club was selected by the Cincinnati Zoo for a grant valued at more than $1,500 from the Living Classroom Education Access Fund. The grant paid for the club members, their leader, and parent chaperones to stay overnight at the zoo. Following the zoo program focusing on animal adaptations, the students conducted their own research. Students gath-

ered data on an individual penguin documenting its activities every 20 seconds over a period of time. Scientists use activity budgets to learn more about animal behavior. Club members also focused on the employment and volunteer opportunities available at a zoo. Dragonfly Science Club meets each week with Mary Pat Harris. This was the club’s ninth year.

High Honors - Christian Besecker, Alison Burgess, Alyssa Charlton, Adia Cook, Aaron Coors, Adam Davis, Maia Dunaway, Gretchen Feldkamp, Sophia Fleshour, Zoe Girty, Maddie Lepper, Malachi List, Emma McManis, Michael Meadors, Carter Morlock, Abby Nehlen, Ethan Owens, Jacob Salyer, Grace Schneider, Brianna Tassiello, Alicia Viola-Prioli, Brynnlee Walters and Kirk Will. Honors - Emily Abas, Franklin Abt, Tabitha Allard, Hannah Bates, Jack Beyer, Tabitha Browning, Kyle Dolby, Seth Eastham, Emma Edwards, Andrew Fielden, Molly Finn, Leah Fleece, Lilian Fleshour, Ben Grothaus, Noah Heltzer, Makenna Love, Jeffrey May, Mason Muccino, Collin Murphy, Molly Patel, Alyshia Perry, Carson Rainone, Brett Rininger, Mason Roy, Austin Spencer, Kassi Stooksbury, Meghan Stulz, Cole Watson, Lucas Weir, Ethan Werner, Pierce Will, Kyle Williams and Isabelle Wright.

Fifth Grade High Honors - Payne Ackermann, Megan Atkins, Kyle Bailey, Olivia Bailey, Tyson Behrens, Lauren Bell, Natalie Burlingham, Jonathan Burton, Lauren Clark, Lilly Copp, Nate Daly, Stewart Dalziel, Annabelle Edrington, Jessica Ellis, Emily Fox, Jordan Gerwe, Brendan Grimm, Adam Harris, Cecilia Harvey, Isaac Hatfield, Madison King, Olivia Loeffler, Aidan Long, Madison Love, Grace Merten, Mayra Munoz-Ayala, Caroline Murray, Michaela O'Neill, Mark Ostrander, Dustin Pigg, Javan Pourvakil, Dane Prather, Braedon Richter, Luke Schneider, Drew Schweinefus, Kayleigh Shay, Nathan Siscoe, Marcy Smith, Max Steinmetz, Emma Stevens, Grace Troutner, Alex Wene and Shelbi Willhoite. Honors - Logan Almaraz, Melanie Atkins, Destiny Bronaugh, Robert Curry, Logan Davis, Ross Flick, Harper Kelly, Madison Key, Steven Knuckles, Laura McMullen, Maxwell Panyko, Katie Smith, Sam Taylor, Nathan Ulery, Preston Warman and Lacey Withey.

Sixth Grade Students selected one penguin to observe over a period of time. Every 20 seconds they placed a tally beside the activity the penguin had been doing. Scientists gather data at different times of the day and seasons to learn about animal behavior. From left are: Jayden King, Ellen Long, Kathy Grimm, Brendan Grimm, Grace Schneider, Tabitha Browning, Molly Patel and Sammie Ernest. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Ellen Long makes a tally beside the word preening, the activity the penguin was doing during a 20-second time period. In the wild, the penguins spend more time in the water than on land in search of food. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS Dragonfly Club members got a behind-the-scene tour of the Night Hunters’ exhibit where food is prepared for the animals. Students stepped into a tray that killed any germs on the soles of their shoes before entering the kitchen area where everything from canine meat for the mountain lions to blood for the vampire bats is stored. Lucas Weir, left, and Grace Gardiner are two of the students who visited the kitchen. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

High Honors - August Abt, TY Atkinson, K.C. Bell, Connor Berohn, Mary Chapman, Taylor Davis, Olivia Dawson, Mira DeAnthony, Ilsa Grabenbauer, Nathan Hawkins, Austin Hendricks, Morgan Hills, Stephanie Karan, Alissa Kirk, Samantha Kizer, Catherine Koebel, Evan Kreul, Sam Leatherwood, Carson Miller, Chanz Miller, Hayden Moehring, Jonah Nye, Katie Prior, Brady Ray, Nicole Robinson, Connor Smith, Emily Versic, Elijah Weaver and Peri Willoughby. Honors - Thomas Begley, Lily Beyer, Kobey Bronaugh, Attica Couch, Maxwell Dumm, Reilly Edwards, Daniel Garcia, Jacob Gifford, Ben Girty, Lauren Hanes, Hailey Harbottle, Ryan Hart, Ziven Havens, Dylan Hughes, Deidre Kegley, Chad Klenk, Ryan Koebel, Megan Krieger, Anjela Lehmkuhl, Rachel Miller, Gabriel Richey, Hayden Rubinstein, Megan Rump, Lindsey Strathmann, Megan Vance, Ryan Weidenweber and Logan Welker.


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Gastrich makes memories during title run By Tom Skeen

HAMILTON — There may be nothing more satisfying than coming through in the most important game of the season. UC Clermont catcher Mike Gastrich did just that with three RBI, including a game-tying two-run home run in a 6-3 win over Penn State Allegheny in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series title game May 9. “It was incredible,” Gastrich said. “It was everything I ever imagined it could be and ever more. It was one heck of a journey, that’s for sure.” The senior-to-be and former Milford Eagle earned all-tournament honors for his hitting heroics, which also included a RBI

single in the three-run sixth inning that put the Cougars ahead for good. “I think I found my stride right when I needed to,” he said. “When my team needed me, I did it. I didn’t really think about it, I just went ahead and did what I know I am capable of doing and it all just came together perfectly in sync.” It wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies for the catcher. After the Cougars lost game one of the World Series 8-7 in extra innings to the Nittany Lions, the thought of all their hard work flying out the window without a title crept into his mind. “Personally I was kind of scared,” he said. “I didn’t think it was going to happen that way. I thought we were going to win and that was it.”

UC Clermont catcher Mike Gastrich looks to throw an advancing runner out at second base this season. Gastrich hit a two-run home run in the USCAA World Series title clinching game that tied the contest at three before the Cougars went on to win 6-3, May 9. THANKS TO UC CLERMONT

Win they did and it was a win that Gastrich believes will open doors that UC Clermont never expected to open. A national championship for a program

that’s been in existence for just seven years is quite an accomplishment. “… I think a lot more people are going to want to be a part of

the baseball program and be a part of the school,” Gastrich said. “I see more and more talent coming in as I play here. … Every year we’ve had more and more talent coming in and it’s an exciting thing for our school.” Some of that talent also includes junior pitcher Ryan Beard, who is one of 28 Cougars who are back in 2014. Gastrich had the privilege of catching his batterymate’s special two-game performance where he tossed 217 pitches, including 131 in the World Series clincher. “The fact that I could even be a part of it and be behind the plate was incredible,” Gastrich said. “On the mound he was confident and I was confident in him and that was the biggest thing. … Whatever he was comfortable with, I was comfortable with.”

Clermont Northeastern senior Jay Teaney works with five soon-to-be Rockets at the CNE basketball camp. THANKS TO GAYLE ROTHMEELER

Young Rockets prepare to launch First-year boys basketball coach Darnell Parker hosted the first Clermont Northeastern basketball camp in four years June 10-13. The CNE coach, along with five of his current players, hosted 27 kids from grades 3-8 teaching them the fundamentals of the game.

Senior Chase Johnson works one-on-one against a CNE basketball camp attendee. THANKS TO GAYLE ROTHMEELER First-year coach Darnell Parker talks with all 27 kids who attended the first Clermont Northeastern basketball camp in four years. THANKS TO GAYLE ROTHMEELER

CSA girls take trip to regionals By winning the recent U.S. Youth Soccer Ohio South State Championships, four Greater Cincinnati area soccer teams, including the Under 19 Girls Cincinnati Soccer Alliance, have qualified to compete in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships, presented by the National Guard. Division champions are: » U15 Girls Kings Hammer Red » U16 Girls Kings Hammer Red » U17 Girls Kings Hammer Red » U19 Girls Cincinnati Soccer Alliance The teams will be among the 212 top U.S. Youth Soccer boys

and girls teams from the 13 U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 22-26 at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships at James W. Cownie Sports Complex in Des Moines, Iowa. The Region II Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, beginning with round robin games running June 2224, and semifinal matches June 25. The Region II champions will be crowned following final games June 26. U.S. Youth Soccer State Cup champions and select runnersup from 13 State Associations in Region II, including host Iowa

Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Regional winners of the U13 through U19 age groups earn a berth to the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships, July 23-28, at Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

SIDELINES 11U Hustle baseball

The Cincinnati Hustle, looking to capitalize on a successful 2013 season, is looking for American and National league caliber players. Tryouts are 10 a.m., Sundays, July 20 and 28, at Finley Ray Ballpark, Milford. Goals for 2014 include: » Winning the American division » Competing against the top American and National teams in several premier local Tristate tournaments » Targeting a 35-40 game season If unable to attend one of the tryout dates and are interested in a private tryout, contact coach Greg Rawlins at

Soccer official certification

The Southern Ohio Soccer Officials Association, a Ohio High School Athletic Association-certified soccer

official’s association primarily serving Clermont, Clinton, Brown, Adams, and Highland counties, is recruiting new officials for the fall season to support the newly-expanded coverage area. The SOSOA will be offering a new officials class beginning July 15. Evening classes will be offered twice weekly at Trinity Christian Fellowship, 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg. The class will total 25 hours of classroom and on-field instruction including live pre-season scrimmages. Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be licensed OHSAA officials eligible to work any interscholastic match (freshman/JV/ varsity) starting this fall season. The cost of the class is $100 which includes OHSAA fees and all instructional material. Call Randy Hiler at 379-4194 or e-mail


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I found Mr. Harding’s column in the June 19 issue refreshing. Thank you. What a nice change to read a reasoned and what I felt to be fairly balanced perspective touching upon a number of current issues. True to form this week’s Letters to the Editor presented a letter about Harding’s column which, if the page could talk, would be screaming at the reader. I find the venomous, shrill, intolerant harangue that frequently appears in the columns very sad. So much thinly veiled hatred seems to come out rather than reasoned discourse. It is no wonder that most of the issues confronting us seem so intractable. Endless energy is spent vilifying different perspectives based upon what often is minimal, incomplete, erroneous, and even distorted information. Moderates are not welcome. And woe be it unto anyone who tries to come up with a solution that would be pro-active or ask that people contribute to making the world a better place to live. Since when did education, health care, a healthy environment, cooperation, welcoming communities, good government, responsible businesses, living wages, fulfilling occupations, helping each other, and enlightened, fact based problem solving become so reprehensible? Steven Ahrenholz Union Township

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Eric, I will not totally disagree with you on what you are saying about the legitimacy of the 501(c) (3) or 501(c)(4) organizations for either side. But, you must understand the liberal organizations got none of the extra scrutinizing and questioning the tea party/patriot organizations did. And if you remember any of the tea party rallies ever being violent, remind me where this happened and when. I think that’s one reason people at the IRS mentioned the extra scrutiny about right-wing


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groups being home-grown terror organizations. I seem to remember leftist sit-ins about big banks and Wall Street being so terrible there were rapes, fights, desecration of police cars, public intoxication, public indecency and that type of thing - yet you think its OK to go through extra questioning of tea party groups that have never done anything remotely like that? Sounds like its OK for one side to discriminate but not the other in your mind. Typical mind set of liberals. Maybe if the shoe was on the other foot your message would be different? Your liberal party followers want choice, but, when that choice is different than their agenda, then they don’t have that same fervor for choices.

Sexting can be defined as texting or emailing sexuallyexplicit messages, pictures or videos. Tweens, teens and young adults rarely fully consider the long-term consequences of their actions. Sexting is one action that can have a devastating impact on their lives. Teens often push the behavior envelope. Years ago it might have been “flashing,” “mooning,” “skinny dipping” or “streaking” that seemed to be a fun way of expressing themselves and gaining a little shock value. The digital age has ramped up the dangers of wanton behavior. As parents, we must ensure children comprehend the dangers presented by social networks, email, tweeting, Snap Chat and texting. Once a message is sent, it cannot be retrieved. Even if the sender deletes the information, someone who receives it could preserve it or forward copies. In some cases, a teen may see sending a “sexy” text as harmless flirting. Or they may pass on a photo of an attractive, scantily clad or nude person to their friends because of prurient interests. Some teens, believing they are in the relationship of their life, may forward nude pictures of themselves to their love interest. Two weeks later,

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Thanks to Boosters

Congratulations to the Milford Athletic Boosters for raising the money for artificial turf at the high school football stadium, a tremendous accomplishment for a group which had paid off its previous commitment ahead of schedule. Several years ago as a BOE member, exercising due diligence, I had two concerns about the project. Athletes playing upon artificial turf had more serious injuries than those playing upon grass. Improvements in the technology have since reduced the injury rate to that comparable to natural turf. How was the $400,000 to replace the turf at the end of its 10to 12-year-life going to be raised without putting the taxpayer on the hook? The plan to collect rent from non-school users and to contribute saved grass maintenance costs to a special districtmanaged fund makes sense. I am confident that any shortfall will be made up by supporters who want to keep this project100-percent privately funded. Thank you, Boosters, for this wonderful gift.

when the relationship sours, these same pictures may be maliciously sent by the ex to dozens of friends and a Skip Rasfeld COMMUNITY PRESS later can go “viral,” being GUEST COLUMNIST forwarded repeatedly until tens of thousands of people see them. These messages lead to shunning, taunting, bullying or cyberbullying. In the worst cases, merciless taunting results and your student may start skipping school, become withdrawn or depressed and eventually may even commit suicide. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, 66 percent of teens send “sexy” messages and 44 percent forward them; 49 percent send “sexy” pictures of themselves and 37 percent forward “sexy” pictures of others. Amazingly, 22 percent of females and 18 percent of males send nude pictures of themselves. Besides the huge risks of embarrassment, harassment and possibly future employment risks, there is a criminal element, too. Merely possessing nude pictures of any-

one under the age of 18 is a crime, even if they are pictures of yourself. In Ohio, the criminal consequences are enormous. Ohio law does not address sexting among minors in a separate classification. That leaves prosecutors with little choice but to charge offenders with serious statutes that carry hefty penalties. These crimes are punishable by 6 to 12 months in a state juvenile detention center, classification as a registered sex offender, ordered treatment in a sex offender program, probation, fees and fines. If they are 18, as adults the ramifications could be decades in prison. These laws were written to address what many would consider more serious offenses such as Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles. As parents, we must ensure our children understand the potentially long-term consequences of what they may view as a whimsical or flirtatious act. Please speak with your children about the dangers of taking, keeping or sending “sexy” messages, photos or videos.

Skip Rasfeld is a member of the Miami Township Police Department.

Family Fun 1 Mile walk/run draws many More than 100 runners, walkers and strollers turned out for this year’s Family Fun 1 Mile walk/run. The walk, hosted by Clermont Coalition for Activity and Nutrition, (Clermont CAN), was held June 1 at Spencer Shank Park in Amelia. The goal of the event is to promote Denise Franer physical acCOMMUNITY PRESS tivity as a GUEST COLUMNIST healthy behavior and to provide an opportunity for families to be active together in a local park. Participants enjoyed the many health education displays and raffles for several generous prizes. Clermont CAN would sincerely like to thank the generous sponsors and volunteers who helped make the third annual Family Fun 1 a successful event. Donors include: • Kevin’s Bikes Sales and Repair, child’s bike

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• Amelia Recreation Commission, adult bike • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, bike helmets • The Clermont Family YMCA, three one-month memberships • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, zoo passes • Cincinnati Nature Center, family day passes • Newport Aquarium day passes • The Clermont County Park District, maple syrup • UC Clermont, a sportsman’s package and three backpacks with UC Clermont promotional items • The Batavia YWCA, crockpot • Ohio State Extension Office, a recipe book and OSU promotional item pack-

age • The Golf Course at Stonelick Hills, round of golf for a foursome • Family Animal Hospital in Batavia, free pet exam and pet toys • Fruit for the event was donated by Green Bean Delivery and water was donated by the Amelia Recreation Commission All participants received a complimentary copy of Places and Spaces, a guide to local parks, nutrition programs and free or low-cost activity and nutrition resources. The Clermont County General Health District is the lead agency for Clermont CAN. CAN meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Clermont County Health District, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Find more information about Clermont CAN at or call 735-8421.

Denise Franer, RN, is the coordinator for Clermont CAN.

CH@TROOM June 26 question Do you think Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Administration, is a hero or a traitor for leaking classified information about the agency’s system of collecting U.S. citizens’ phone and Internet data. Why or why not?

“Because he planned to do this by securing that particular job, I think he’s a traitor. However, having said that, I wonder if he hasn’t done us a favor by calling attention to the unnecessary spying on Americans. “It seems to be another in-

fringement on our rights. We’re not allowed to profile, so everyone’s privacy can be violated? Following on the heels of the IRS fiasco, the Bengazi horror, the secret deals with Putin, and the crooked Washington politics, this just is another straw on the proverbial camel’s back. “What a waste of time to be listening in on my conversations with my sister!” J.K.

“Snowden has been acting in interests of liberty and exposing violations of privacy for citizens by the government, not for



any personal gain (until, of course, he writes his book). This makes him much more of a hero. In the post-9-11 world where we have sacrificed some privacy in favor of imagined security, that makes him appear as a traitor to many Americans.” T. Rog

“If Snowden was heroically exposing wrongdoing by the USA, fleeing to China, Russia and planning to go onto Cuba hardly bolsters his patriotism. “Whistleblowers have plenty of protection in America; the fact Snowden chose to do his ex-

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posing in a nation whose relations with America are strained, to say the least, suggests he is a traitor.” R.V.



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First-grader Zane Lonnemann looks at a book with his mother Bridget Lonnemann at Meadowview Elementary June 11. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Meadowview Elementary library open for summer reading in Milford By Keith BieryGolick

MILFORD — In an effort to support its summer reading program, officials opened Meadowview Elementary’s library for students June 11. Students and parents could interact with teachers while Li-

brarian Deborah Wasserman was present to show younger students how they can check out books on their own during the school year. Officials will open the library two more times this summer: » Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m.

Third-grader Anjali Sudhir examines the books she picked out at Meadowview Elementary June 11.

School psychologist Lisa Fetick checks out a book for a student at Meadowview Elementary June 11. KEITH



Beth Baker watches her son Nicholas Baker, a first-grader at Meadowview Elementary, try to decide on a summer reading book June 11. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Fourth-grader Nathaniel Baker dives into the book he picked out for the summer reading program at Meadowview Elementary June 11. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 4 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.

Recreation Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Boathouse. All fishing will be done from the shore. All children who compete will receive a certificate. The largest fish caught in each category receives a trophy and prize. Bait and tackle available. Space is limited. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Free; vehicle permit required: $10 annual, $3 daily. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

FRIDAY, JULY 5 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Ben Alexander. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

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

Kids Workshop: Come Out and Play with the Fun of Despicable Me 2, 9 a.m.-noon, The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Surprise craft. Ages 5-12. Free. 688-1654. Union Township.

Exercise Classes

Music - Acoustic

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

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

Literary - Libraries Rocking the Science Beneath Our Feet, 2:30-3:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Hands-on activities and demonstrations you can do at home. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


A skeletal cast of an Giganotosaurus is one of the full-sized displays at the Cincinnati Museum Center in the new Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibit. Among the skeletal casts, life-like murals, and real fossils and skeletons are on display. The exhibit runs through Jan. 5. Tickets are $9 for member adults, $7 for member children; $15, $11 for non-members; and $13 for seniors age 60 and older. After paying a one-time discounted admissions, members receive free unlimited return visits. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. AMANDA DAVIDSON/STAFF

Music - Acoustic Two Blue, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

Health / Wellness

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

Support Groups

Literary - Crafts Explorers Club: Dig into Reading, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Outdoor entertainment, stories, songs, crafts and more. Each week has new theme. Ages 5-12. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Historic Sites

COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Acoustic/electric rock-n-blues from members of the Tuna Project. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Check It Out Book Club, 1:303:30 p.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Books available for checkout. Free. 722-1221. Goshen.

Art & Craft Classes

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

Music - Blues

Literary - Book Clubs


Exercise Classes

Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 6863300; Anderson Township.

Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Nature Outdoor Social, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature PlayScape. Treat and search for summer critters. For ages 12 and under with adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.


MONDAY, JULY 8 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Amelia. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; Pierce Township.

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

Summer Camps - Arts Little Kids’ Art Camp, 1-3 p.m., Village Art House, 120 N. Market St., Daily through July 12. Supplies included. Ages 4-7. $60. Registration required. 732-2177; Batavia.

Summer Camps Miscellaneous Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Daily through July 12. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all boy and all girl format runs concurrently, but separately. Wear gym shoes. Bring lunch, water bottle and softball glove. Ages 6-12. $110 per camper. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Loveland.

Summer Camps - Sports Soccer Unlimited Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Through July 12. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/maintain your soccer talents by playing serious,

training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. Family friendly. $85. Presented by Soccer Unlimited. 232-7916. Milford. Mega Sports Camp, 6-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Grades K-6. Sports sessions in basketball, cheerleading, flag football or soccer plus music, stories and character building object lessons. Monday-Friday. $5 donation suggested. 2314301. Anderson Township.


CNC Astronomy Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring telescopes if you have them. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 8311711; Union Township. Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover many volunteer opportunities available. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township. Camera Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Both amateur and professional photographers learn and share knowledge. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; Union Township.

THURSDAY, JULY 11 Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

Literary - Book Clubs

Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Titles available in regular and large print for checkout at library. Free. 2480700. Milford.

Farmers Market

Literary - Story Times

Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet Popsicles, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. 683-0150; Loveland.

Sensory Safari, 10:30-11:30 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Stories, songs and sensory stations. Ages 0-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Literary - Crafts

Dining Events

Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 2-3 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

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

Exercise Classes

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,

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


Education Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, 11 a.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Designed to engage teens with hands-on activities, games and materials for better understanding of personal finance topics. Ages 12-18. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6960.

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Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 4786783. Union Township.

Festivals St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Music by The Cheap Thrill Band 6-8 p.m. and After Midnight 9 p.m.-midnight. Beer garden, food, entertainment, grand raffle, Bid-N-Buy, midway, split-the-pot drawings, children’s games, rides, concessions and more. Free. 752-2080; Default.aspx. Withamsville.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Mulberry, 1093 Ohio 28, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 686-3300; Mulberry.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 13 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. Through Oct. 13. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Festivals St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Thomas More Church, Music by The Doug Hart Band 6-8 p.m. and The Dan Varner Band 9 p.m.-midnight. Free. 752-2080; Default.aspx. Withamsville.

Garden Shows Williamsburg Home and Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Village of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Theme: Blooming Chairs. Eight gardens and two homes included on tour, as well as four local garden centers. Rain or shine. $10, $9 advance. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 724-2657. Williamsburg.

Home & Garden Do-It-Yourself Workshop: Install Tile, 10:30-11:30 a.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Select tools and supplies to install tile; learn to set, grout and seal tile; understand how to install wall tile with easy-to-use products. Free. 688-1654. Union Township.

Lectures Clermont County and the Civil War, 2 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Gary Knepp, local author and Clermont County historian, discusses the Civil War and its impact on Clermont County. For ages 14 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.

Literary - Story Times LEGO Club, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Create one-of-a-kind structures or combine your efforts. LEGOs provided, do not bring own. Ages 5-12. Free. 732-6084. Owensville.


JULY 3, 2013 • CJN-MMA • B3

Easy meatball, key lime pie recipes

I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. For a while now I have been yearning to get beehives. We had them when the boys were little and the taste of raw honey, with its super nuRita tritional Heikenfeld profile, RITA’S KITCHEN had me hooked. Tony Poe, our local beekeeper, came out to our little patch of heaven to see if his bees could make a happy home here. Our neighbors have agreed to have the hives along the property line so they will be protected. I’ll let you know what the final assessment is. Here’s hoping …

Cyndi’s porcupine meatballs

Last month I did a cooking demo with friends Giovanna Trimpe, author of “Holy Chow,” and Annie Mitchell, news director at Sacred Heart Radio, at the CincItalia festival at Harvest Home Park. Annie made these delicious meatballs as an appetizer. No kidding, these are simple and really good. Annie told me she grew up with these meatballs that her mom, Cyndi, made for them. “It’s one of my favorite meals from childhood until now. We eat them with mashed potatoes


Annie Mitchell shows off her porcupine meatballs at the CincItalia festival. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

Annie Mitchell’s porcupine meatballs recipe is a childhood favorite from her mother. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

and succotash,” she told me. I love the fact that these are versatile: Make them small for appetizers or larger for dinner. For photos of the festival, including the biggest cannoli I’ve ever eaten, check out my blog. Meatballs Mix together gently: 1 pound ground chuck 1 cup uncooked rice 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper

Sauce Stir together in pan large enough to hold meatballs. 1 can tomato soup 16 oz. can tomato sauce

4-5 shakes of soy sauce (optional, but recommended)

Roll the meat mixture into balls and place them in the sauce; roll them around in sauce to make sure they’re covered. Cook over medium heat. If you make small meatballs, cook them for 25-30 minutes after the sauce starts bubbling. If you make larger meatballs (the kind that a toothpick couldn’t handle) cook them for about an hour after bubbling.

Rita’s amazingly easy and amazingly good key lime pie

Don’t look for a bright green color here unless you add food coloring. True key lime juice looks a bit like lemon juice. I once made this with real key limes. It took close to a week’s earnings to purchase enough key limes. (OK, I’m exaggerating here, but you get the point.) The key limes were so tiny and exuded hardly any juice. Key lime juice is the answer here! This is one of colleague Brian Patrick’s favorite pies. Shell Either purchase one or make your own by combining 11⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 4 tablespoons sugar and 6

tablespoons butter, melted. Pat into pan and bake in 350 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes, depending upon how crisp you want your crust. Filling

of crushed pineapple including juice. I make ahead in the day to blend flavors. This is great when you need a salad and not a lot of time to prepare.”

4 large egg yolks, room temperature, lightly beaten 12 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1 ⁄2cup key lime juice

Readers want to know

Whisk everything together. Pour into shell and bake in 350 degree oven about 20-25 minutes, until center looks set but is still wobbly. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Garnish with whipped cream and berries.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Mary Jane Kenyon’s pineapple coleslaw: I’m liking this one! Mary Jane, a Blue Ash reader, sent this to share: “A quick refreshing salad using a fresh package of coleslaw. I use Marzetti Light Original Slaw dressing along with a can

Puff pastry tops for stews, etc.: “They don’t stick to the bowls.” Wet rims of bowls before putting on pastry, and then stretch firmly over rim. This helps it stick.

Can you help?

Karlos’s Restaurant, Florence, chicken pepe/ chicken spinach angel hair pasta: For Carol T. “It recently closed. Anyone have a recipe for chicken pepe penne or chicken spinach angel hair pasta?”

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


B4 • CJN-MMA • JULY 3, 2013

Be careful when getting ‘free’ credit score

These days it’s not only important to carefully check your credit reports regularly, it’s a good idea to know your credit score. You need to know it before buying anything on credit. But while many websites claim to offer free or low-cost credit scores, unless you’re careful it could end up costing you more than you expected. Elaine Huntley, of

Covington, found a website offering a low-cost credit score. “It stated for a dollar Howard you could Ain get three HEY HOWARD! credit scores. So, they asked me for my credit card number and I gave it to them. Not only did they take a dollar, the next month they took $29.95 out of my account. In

April, they took $29.95 out of my account again without me knowing,” Huntley said. Huntley called the company and asked why they took nearly $30 each month. “They said by checking the spot that said a dollar, I automatically agreed to the terms, but there were no terms there,” she said. It turns out in addition to paying a dollar for her credit score, Huntley had agreed to pay nearly $30 a month for identity theft protection, something

she says she never realized. Huntley searched the Internet and found she’s not the only one who feels misled by that company. “I went on the Internet and I pulled them up online and there are more than 150 complaints against them, where they’ve done this same thing to people – charged them without their knowledge,” Huntley said. I checked the website and found the charges are disclosed but they’re

very easy to miss. In fact, the Better Business Bureau has more than 2,000 complaints about that company. The BBB says customers complain they don’t understand the requirement to cancel within seven days. In addition, the BBB says consumers don’t understand they are agreeing to a monthly membership. Huntley filed a police report and has disputed the charges with her bank. My advice, if you want your credit score

and credit monitoring, you can get both without paying anything. There’s a company called Credit Karma that, for free, provides your score and monitors your credit so you’re alerted every time someone accesses your credit report. You can sign up at Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Mariemont NSDAR honors 25-year members


6:30 pm Evening Service

steps of their ancestors to support the mission of patriotism, education and preservation, which are the three tenants of the NSDAR. Brenda Owens’ ancestor was Samuel Auxier who fought in the Taylor County Regiment in Virginia. Owens joined the Beech Forest Chapter and transferred to the Mariemont Chapter in 2008 when the chapters merged. In addition, she is an associate member of the Louisa NSDAR chapter in Kentucky. She has served in a variety of capacities including various committees as well as offices of librarian, registrar, treasurer and twice as first vice regent. Owens’ experience, insight

and knowledge have provided valuable support to the chapter as a whole as well as to the current officers. Mariemont NSDAR invites anyone interested in

receiving information about projects of or membership in the local chapter to contact Jan Mauch, regent, at








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Sandy French Arnold and Scott Behymer, both of Batavia, Ohio, were married on June 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Sandy will graduate from NKU in December, 2013. Scott is a graduate of DeVry University in Columbus, Ohio. Both are employed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Members and guests of the National Society of the Daughter of the American Revolution, Mariemont Chapter, June 15 honored two of their own for 25 years of membership. Honored were Marie-



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Black raspberries are ready to pick

Howdy folks, I am still in the house and doing good. I said when the doctors said six weeks to recuperate, I would do it in two weeks. Well, they knew what they were talking about, Each day, I seem to get a little better, maybe I will be able to get out some next week. I need a hair cut, so the barber shop will be one of the places I will visit. I will also visit two doctors next week. The black raspberries are starting to ripen, so Ruth Ann has been picking them. She has put three quarts in the freezer,for winter, along with three pints of peas. The peas have done good, for a small bed. So I will plant a couple more beds for fall. Ruth Ann picks them and both of us shell them. This is enjoyable. Last week the youth/young adults of our church had work days to help folks. So a lady brought some youth here and they weeded the carrot bed. This was a big help and they did a good job. Now I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. He said the fishing is really good. The last crappie tournament he had, the results were good. First place was 4 pound 7 ounces, second was 4 pounds 4 ounces. A lot of small ones, were caught. The bigger crappie have gone deeper in the water. The bass tournament that is held here at East Fork Tuesday evenings is sure doing good. The first place and fourth place goes in weight from 15 pounds down to 12 pounds. The crappie tournament had 20 boats and that is good. Of course Ruth Ann and I have not been on the lake yet, but if nothing happens, we will sure give the crappie a run this fall. We got a suprise the other evening. Friends of ours that

we have been friends with since the 20/20 program, that have a cabin in Canada, called to see how we were doing. This was a wonderful George thing for them to Rooks do. OLE FISHERMAN Now mark your calendar for the famous Homemade Ice Cream Social at the Monroe Grange. It will be July 13. This is a big thing for the community and the Grange folks. This has been done for several years. We get to see folks that we don’t get to see maybe once or twice a year. They sure enjoy the fellowship and the ice cream, cake, pie and sandwiches the Grange ladies make. Several years ago, we would meet at the hall and make 10 gallons. Someone suggested that each family will make a gallon or two of homemade ice cream and bring it, and that works out well. We will make note of this again next week, too. The time is 5 p.m. til 7 p.m. at the Monroe Grange Hall on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. So come and enjoy the food and fellowship. I want to thank the folks that have sent cards to me. They have been so great since I can’t get outside. We do set on the deck in the evening for a while. Now let me tell you I have the best nurse there is. Ruth Ann, is doing a good job. When I was in the hospital I thought the nurses were good, well, they were, but they had different patients to take care of, but with Ruth Ann she has only one, me! Boy that is good, two years ago when she had cancer removed from her leg it was nurse George. We like to look after each other. I had a treat today. Ruth Ann took me a ride in the truck, back on the

place so I could see the honey bees. They are doing good. The cucumbers are starting to produce. There are a few more peas. The peppers are growing good. The tomatoes are doing good. Debby got to pick five ripe cherry tomatoes last week, so we are on the way with the garden. I have not been taking good care of it. Our neighbor Tony has been a big help in keeping the weeds down around the raised beds for us. Thanks Tony and Kate. Our neighbor Jim has been mowing the yard, so we say thanks to him, and thanks to all who have brought food into us. Everyone is so good. We received a call from the church on Bauer Road last week. Last year they made money to buy Christmas for 94 kids, so this year they are trying to up that number to 100. On July 19, there will be a fishing tournament at the lake on the church grounds. It will start at 7:30 p.m. and go until 7:30 a.m. This is at the Faith Tabernacle Church at 2525 Bauer Road. This is between Batavia, and Owensville. The cost will be $10 per adult and $5 for children age 12 and under. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest fish and the most fish for adults, and the biggest for the children. There will be refreshments for sale, and all the proceeds will go to the Christmas for Kids fund. This is the third year they have done this. If you need more information, you may call Bill Mues at 513-659-5801. Good luck and God bless all the church. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice. 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.

Clermont Senior Services welcomed new board members recently. From left are: Marilyn Johnson of Batavia, Tom Sutton of Eastgate, Sam DeBonis of Batavia, Lisa Graham of New Richmond, Sharon Stickland of Amelia, Chairman Mick McLaughlin of Cincinnati, and Matt Earley of Williamsburg. THANKS TO FRANKIE HUGHART

Clermont Senior Services welcomes new board members Clermont Senior Services welcomed six new members to the board of trustees at the recent annual meeting at The Lois Brown Dale Adult Day Services Center in Batavia. Joining the board are Marilyn Johnson, retired elementary teacher of 35 years; Tom Sutton, owner of Chick-fil-A in Eastgate; Sam DeBonis, assistant vice president, commercial lending for Park National Bank; Lisa Graham, M.S.W., L.S.W., Mercy Regional Health; Sharon Strickland, retired state auditor for the Ohio Department of Taxation; Matthew Early, superintendent of the Williamsburg School District; and Patricia Scherer, M.S.W., retired adjunct professor from the University of Cincinnati. Immediate past chair, Tom Cole, passed the gavel of leadership to the newly elected board chair Mick McLaughlin who is the former interim dean and associate dean of Business and Finance at UC Clermont College.

“Although we are entering into even more challenging economic times, the board and staff continue to explore and implement cost effective and customer-centered approaches to providing service to as many eligible seniors in our community as possible,” said McLaughlin as he officially began his two-year term in office. “Each new member brings a different skill and history of experience to the work of the organization. With the board’s leadership and direction, the agency will continue its work to improve the quality of life for our county’s senior residents by providing a broad range of home and community based services, thereby helping older adults remain living in their own homes for as long as possible,” said Cindy Gramke, CEO/executive director. For more information about Clermont Senior Services, visit or call at 724-1255.

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Megan Warren, 24, 4551 Woodglen, theft, warrants, June 13. Eric Helton, 29, 1268 Clarawill Drive, violation of protection order, June 12. James Reeves, 29, 5901 Marathon Edenton, violation of protection order, June 13. Juvenile, 17, theft, June 13. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, June 14. Zachary D. Jewett, 18, 6146 Misty Creek, theft, June 14. Juvenile, 17, theft, June 14. Joshua Collins, 24, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 3, open container, June 16. Crystal S. Rivera, 21, 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 3, open container, June 16.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at 6745 Epworth, June 15. Burglary A watch, safe, etc. taken; $1,247 at 5582 Betty Lane, June 16. Criminal damage Christmas lights damaged in tree house at 6053 Chamblee, June 12. Eggs, etc. put inside mail box at 1152 Redbird, June 14. Vehicle keyed at 5795 Tall Oaks, June 16. Back of building spray painted at Meijer at Ohio 28, June 16.

Speed sign post damaged at Lower Happy Hollow, June 16. Domestic violence At Pebble Ridge, June 14. Fraud Male stated ID used with no authorization at 5852 Hunters Court, June 11. Misuse of credit card Male stated credit card used with no authorization at 1108 Oakridge, June 15. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Auto Works; $991 at Ohio 50, June 13. Robbery Juvenile stated money taken at a drug deal gone bad in area of Arby's at Ohio 28, June 12. Theft Merchandise taken from Meijer; $19 at Ohio 28, June 13. Laptop computer and camera taken from vehicle; $1,330 at 1526 Georgetown Road, June 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $45 at Ohio 50, June 12. Diamond ring taken; $1,800 at 1178 Deblin Drive, June 12. Protein bar taken at Meijer; $2 at Ohio 28, June 13. I-pod taken from Rent-to-Own; $299 at Ohio 28, June 14. Cologne, knife, etc. taken from Meijer; $114 at Ohio 28, June 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $53 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, June 15.


Reminds you, that the last day to pay second half 2012 Clermont County Real Estate Taxes without penalty and possible interest is July 8, 2013 Failure to receive a tax bill will not avoid such penalty and interest. If you have not received a tax bill, you may obtain one by calling: 732-7254 Office hours of the Clermont Treasurer’s Office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (O.R.C. 323-08) 1001765982

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Chainsaw taken; $550 at 5381 Sugar Camp, June 15. I-pod, purse, taken from vehicle; $610 at 942 Ohio 28, June 16. Vandalism Skateboard ramp spray painted at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, June 15.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Dewayne R. Horton, 57, 1568 Hunt Club Drive, driving under influence, driving under suspension, June 17. Shelby J. Hoskins, 18, 412 Main St., contempt of court, June 17. William H. Hickey, 31, 301 Edgecombe, warrant, June 18. Scott Martin, 46, 100 Park Ave., contempt of court, June 18. Michael L. Penny, 25, 220 Polk St., unauthorized use, driving under suspension, June 19. Darlene L. Wacker, 42, 568 Main St., contempt of court, June 19. James M. Evans, 30, 6432 Ohio 132, contempt of court, June 19. Ethen Morehead, 23, Homeless, receiving stolen property, June 21. Chadwick P. Polston, 23, 178 McMurchy St., contempt of court, June 21. Tina M. Belt, 37, 7266 Whiteacre Road, warrant, June 22. Thomas J. Kuechler, 34, 2105 Ohio 50, contempt of court, June 22. Sean R. Mitchell, 27, 1 Promont Drive, driving under influence, June 23. John G. Evans, 19, 1166 Deblin Drive, drug paraphernalia, June 24.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Windows broken at 405 Garfield, June 19. Domestic dispute At Edgecombe Drive, June 18. At Oakbrook Place, June 21. Theft Multiple items taken at 844 Center St., June 17. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at Riverside Ball Park at Victor Stier Drive, June 19. Checks written on complainant's account with no authorization at Ohio 50, June 21. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, June 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 22.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Russell Baehr, 40, 3010 Abby Way, domestic violence. Geraldine Baehr, 36, 3010 Abby Way, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, domestic violence. James Harbison, 41, 6691 Manila Road, domestic violence. Tina Harris, 30, 5599 Wolfpen, heroin possession. Jacob McQueen, 23, 133 Vineyard Drive, theft. Sara Briggs, 19, 1775 Huntley Road, carrying concealed weapon. Shawn Watson, 28, 6296 Traylor, carrying concealed weapon, aggravated menacing. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, paraphernalia.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 610 Redman Drive, June 10. Burglary At 2243 Ohio 132, June 9. At 6575 Oakland, June 11. At 1785 Ohio 18 No. 378, May 28. At 6074 Deerfield Drive No. 127, June 3. Burglary, criminal damage At 5718 Crawford, June 1. Criminal damage At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 24, May 31. At 6700 block of Ohio 48, June 12. Criminal mischief At 8113 Sterling Springs, May 29. Criminal trespass At 1509 Gibson, May 27. Disorder At 1659 Ohio 28, May 26. At 6441 Smith Road, June 1. At area of Ohio 28 and Rose, June 1. At 126 Holly, June 7. At 6757 Goshen, June 8. At 1298 Clarawill, June 8. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 425AA, June 4. At 5105 Oakmont, June 9. At 1249 Twin Oaks, June 10. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 237, June 15. At 71 Melody Lane, June 9. Dispute At 1481 Woodville Pike, June 9. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 363, June 15. At 6444 Smith Road, June 15. At 6439 Smith Road, June 2. At 1507 Ohio 28, June 3. At 31 Deerfield Drive, June 3. At 5629 Ivy Road, June 6. At 5971 Marsh Circle, May 27. At 49 Bobby Drive, May 31. At 2237 Cedarville, June 1. Domestic violence At Abby Way, June 8. At Manila Road, June 8. At 804 Country Lake, June 12. Endangering children At 1785 Ohio 28, May 27. Harassment At 1849 Kirbett, June 9. Loud party At 1407 Country Lake, June 3. Misuse of credit card At 642 Munich Drive, May 28. Theft At 2292 Ohio 132, May 27. At 1637 Fay Road, May 28.

At 5205 Woodtop, May 28. At 1393 Gibson, May 28. At 6606 Ohio 48, May 29. At 5217 Woodtop, May 29. At 1350 Cross Creek, May 31. At 1509 Gibson Road, June 3. At 1873 Ohio 28, June 4. At 1873 Ohio 28, June 11. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 381, June 12.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Juvenile, 13, breaking and entering, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Juvenile, 13, criminal damaging/ endangering, Pleasant Plain, June 10. Cassandra L. Castle, 31, 934 Shayler Road, Cincinnati, criminal trespass at 5961 Ohio 133, Goshen, June 10. Jeffrey Dale McCleese, 47, 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, June 11. Lalita Faye McCleese, 45, 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, June 11. Chad Michael Moore, 42, 3000 Monterey Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 2840 Monterey Road, Batavia, June 11. Michael Lewis Shoupe, 46, 1281 Pebble Brooke Trail, Milford, violate protection order or consent agreement at 3912 Cain Run Road, Batavia, June 7. Travis Eugene Hand, 40, 2392 Ohio 131, Batavia, domestic violence at 2392 Ohio 131, Goshen, June 8. Brandon Michael Peery, 31, 847 Irvin Road, Blanchester, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 3131 Lakin Chapel Road, Bethel, June 8. Anthony Wayne Christon, 54, 6417 Taylor Pike, Goshen, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 6417 Taylor Pike, Goshen, June 17.

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DEATHS Bob Bowles


Charles R. “Bob” Bowles, 62, died June 2. He worked for Bockrath HVAC for 19 years. Survived by wife Alice Purdy Bowles; children Tracie (Jeff) Craigo, Robert (Deirdre), April Bowles, Nancy Metcalfe; siblings Larry Bowles, Carol Jean Morris; 17 grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Ernest, Nancy Fitzgerald Bowles, sisters Betty Lou Minton, Geraldine Titcomb, Sharon Contos. Services were June 7 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.

Owensville Church of Christ. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Animal Rescue Fund, 85 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, OH 45102 or Jackson Township Fire Department, 3261 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, OH 45103.

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George Robert Cox, 77, died June 22. He was a chief of the Owensville Fire Department and assistant chief of the Jackson Township Fire Department for many years. Survived by wife Dorothy Schlosser; children Shirley, Ronald, Randy (Teri Martin), Rick (Sonya Grisby) Cox, Teresa (Tommy) Vogel; sister Louise Wernke; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Robert Cox, brother Kyle Cox. Services were June 26 at the

Allene M. Fetter, 91, Goshen, died June 26. Survived by daughters Susan (the late Eddie) Hoover, Sandra (Larry) Wical, Betty Fetter; 10 grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; three siblings. Preceded in death by husbands Raymond Fetter, Howard Parkinson, sons Carl, James (Joan) Fetter, nine siblings. Services were July 2 at Eastside Christian Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road,

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Ramona Hunter Ramona Hunter, 61, Goshen Township, died June 23. She worked in retail. Survived by siblings Michael Hunter, Deborah Hunter Boatright; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Phillip, Caroline Hunter, brother Larry Hunter. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to an animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

Jenny Messink Janice “Jenny” Thomas Messink, 55, Milford, died May 30. She worked for the U.S. Food Service Corp. for over 25 years. Survived by husband David Messink; siblings Mike (Jean) Thomas, Barbara Chubb, Elizabeth Clark; nieces and nephews Brian Chubb, Thomas “TC” Clark, Tina (Chuck) Clinton, Nicki (Breck) Berry; great-nephews and niece Hunter, Brian Jr., Gracie; friends Dave, Rhonda, Brittany, Meridith, Audrey, JoEllen, Natalie Bachman, Jeanie, Russell Pierce. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Heinz Moeller Heinz Dieter Moeller, 72, Goshen Township, died June 15.

He owned the Rhinestahl Corporation. Survived by wife Anna “Louise” Altendeitering Moeller; sons Dieter (Susan), Walter (Michelle), David (Wendy) Moeller; grandchildren Meghan, Katie, Lauren, Sarah, Erin, Adam; siblings Walter Simkowitz, Katherine Winkelman. Preceded in death by brother Werner Simkowitz. Services were June 19 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati, 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223 or Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.

Oscar Seabolt Oscar Seabolt, 83, Goshen, died June 13. He worked for the Le Blond Company as a painter. Survived by children Rodney (Victoria) Seabolt, Gail Weaver, Theresa (Sid Green) Turner; daughter-in-law Kathy Seabolt; grandchildren Gregory (Nicole) Weaver, Brian (Phaedra), Eric, Clint (Brittany) Seabolt, Jeffrey Turner, Cassie (Jimmy) Edwards; great-grandson Drake Seabolt, brother Olin Seabolt. Preceded in death by wife Rebecca Seabolt, son Terry Seabolt, parents Alex, Bertha Wilder Seabolt, siblings Roscoe, Paul, Clarence, Hettie, Reddie, Floyd, Ethel.

RELIGION Vacation bible school is 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26. Register by calling the church. The church is at 6710 Goshen Road; 722-2541.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Come on down to SonHarvest County Fair for Some DownHome Fun July 9, July 10, July 11 and July 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be a County Fair Picnic July 12 for the whole family. In SonHarvest County, children will discover how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;; http://

Loveland United Methodist Church

At 9 a.m. Sundays, the church offers Classic Tradition, a traditional worship experience where people can connect to God through a Bible-based message, times of prayer and choral music. Engage is a full Sunday school program for children up to sixth-grade. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6831738;

Milford Assembly of God

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


2186 Angelwood Drive, Travis Otten, et al. to Timothy Fairbanks, 0.6950 acre, $115,000. 6282 Cedar Lane, EH Pooled Investments LP to Edgar Construction LLC, 0.4590 acre, $35,300.

6080 Marsh Circle, Benjamin & Emily Begley to Jenna Osborn, 0.1100 acre, $107,000. 2059 Ohio 28, Cincinnati Capital Holdings LLC to Stephen & Michelle Bellamy, 2.6500 acre, $113,500. 1214 Silvercreek Circle, John & Karen Cook to Kevin & Heather Ackley, 0.5510 acre, $300,800. 579 Belle Meade Farm Drive,


Preston Construction, Williamsburg, addition, 7198 Goshen Road, Goshen Township, $7,000. JTH Electric, Goshen, alter, 1274 Kent Drive, Miami Township. C & D Screen & Glass, Cincinnati, addition, 5884 Whippoorwill Hollow, Miami Township. Thomas Landscaping & Construction, Walton, KY, deck, 5595 Mt. Zion, Miami Township. Edwards Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 1308 Woodlake, Miami Township, $14,000. Wolfer Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 6093 Drum Hill Lane, Miami Township, $15,000. Jason Denlinger, Milford,

HVAC, 1085 Hayward, Miami Township. People Working Cooperatively, Cincinnati, HVAC, 969 Ohio 28, Miami Township; HVAC, 5728 Day Circle. National Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 10 Commons Drive, Miami Township. Rossmann Electric, Maineville, alter, 6396 Birch Creek, Miami Township; alter, 2930 Ohio 131, Wayne Township. Anthony Case, Cincinnati, alter, 5032 Benton Road, Stonelick Township. Steve Heimbrock, Milford, alter, 5806 Ohio 132, Stonelick Township. Thomas Restoration, Cleves, alter, 6131 Manila Road, Wayne Township.

Owensville Church of Christ



Judy Geiger, Batavia, HVAC, 2939 Bigam Road, Wayne Township.


Bradford Building Co. Inc., Birmingham, AL, new-Dollar General, 1527 Ohio 28, Goshen Township, $475,000. Dorn Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression, 25 Whitney Drive, Miami Township. KBA Inc./Architects, Cincinnati, alter-suite G, 502 Techne Center, Miami Township, $3,000.

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Kay Van Fleet Kay Ellen Van Fleet, 67, Miami Township, died June 22. Survived by husband Bill Van Fleet; children Rachel Heine, Chad (Kate) Van Fleet; granddaughters Abby, Lizzy Heine, Violet, Mariah, Annika, Heidi Van Fleet; brother Ed (Kathy) Hemmingway. Services were July 2 at Faith Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: ALS Association Central

5938 McPicken Drive, Shannon & Hector Camacho to Susanne Veith, 0.4900 acre, $72,400. 5991 Meadow Creek Drive, Unit 1, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Frank Wright, 0.0000 acre, $44,000. Middletown Way, The Bank of Kentucky Inc. to Todd Sloan, $184,000. 1218 Neale Lane, Paul & Cornella Gonsalves to Jared Williams & Natalie Wildfong, $252,500. 1 Rose Lane Farms, Eileen

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Henkle Schueler & Assoc., Lebanon, alter-Cold Jet, 455 Wards Corner, Miami Township, $10,000. Bambeck & Vest Assoc. Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 25 Whitney Drive, Miami Township, $32,900. MR Electric, California, KY, alter-Mike Castrucci Ford, Ohio 28, Miami Township. Civil & Environmental Consultation, Milford, site development-Milford High School Athletic Field Turf, 1 Eagles Way, Miami Township, $500,000.



The annual JulyFest is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the church, 800 Ohio Pike. The Grand Raffle has prizes of $10,000, $500, $250 and $250, as long as 450 tickets are sold. The Bid n’ Buy and Silent Auction have many items to bid on. The JulyFest Casino is back.

Gladys V. Stahl, 86, died June 16. Survived by daughters Yvona Stahl, Kharon (Bill) Palmer, Sharon (Marvin) Greene, Kandie Buhr; grandchildren Craig Palmer, Gina Lamphier, Leah Cook, Bronson, Kyle, Ashton, Zane Greene, Christina Grooms, Alisha Tomlin; great-grandchildren Seth, Tristan, Tobias, Alex, Jordan, Nathan, Bowan, Corban, Ava, Cheyann, Kale, Macey. Preceded in death by husband Edward Stahl, parents Lawrence, Lilly Fern Liming Parker, brothers Lawrence, Frank Parker, son-in-law, Kenny Buhr. Services were June 21 at the Lerado Church of Christ. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Mary Vickers Mary Casteel Vickers, 86, died June 15. She was a homemaker. Survived by children Phillip (Sandy), Gregory (Diana) Vickers, Dawn Flynn, Tina Kemper; siblings Lena Wilson, Ruth Finney, Joan Stone, Leonard Casteel Jr.; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Russell Vickers, parents Leonard, Maxie Wilson Casteel, sister Rachel Frances. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Ruth Westendorf Ruth Lee Westendorf, 82, Milford, died June 24. Survived by niece Barbara Westendorf, other nieces and nephews. Services were June 28 at Baltimore Pike Cemetery. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Torbeck, trustee to Neil & Amanda Bailey, 3.0040 acre, $215,000. 2803 Traverse Creek Drive, Richard & Barbara Olender, trustees to Lowell & Patricia Pyles, $154,000. 1055 Red Bird Road, Charles & Joan Frederick to Red Bird Family LLC, 15.0000 acre, $500,000. 5358 Sugar Camp Road, Leah Megerie to Scott & Jennifer Jaman, 1.1900 acre, $160,000.


LEGAL NOTICE David Greer G1 12833 Five Points Mowrystown Rd. Sardinia, Ohio 45171 Kelly Edwards B34 P.O. Box 713 Batavia, Ohio 45103 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 and 4400 State Route 222 Batavia, OH 45103 will be sold for payment due. 1001767809

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Estate of Kari Poe to Christopher & Jennifer Mayer, 0.3710 acre, $385,000. 1139 Deerhaven Court, Elaine & Richard Haberer Jr. to Michael Bruton & Jennifer Ash, $172,000. 6028 Delfair Lane, Gregory & Diana Brown to Nicholas & Elizabeth Weissman, 0.1810 acre, $249,500. 1216 Fawn Court, Donald & Irene Fine to Amy & Aaron Fne, 0.4500 acre, $176,000.


Vacation Bible School is 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 8, through Thursday, July 11. Kids will plunge “Overboard” into Bible stories of people with deep faith and learn to trust a God whose love for them is bigger than the sea. They will be challenged to have deep faith The church is at 1301 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-8039; email

Vacation Bible School, IncrediWorld Amazement Park, will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, to Friday, July 12 at the church. Children in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade are welcome. Available will be crafts, snacks, live animals and an exploration through God’s creations. The church is at 2545 U.S. 50.

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Taste of Clermont posters ‘beautiful’ The Taste of Clermont 2013 will be 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in Batavia. New at the Taste this year is an art show of posters from the Taste of Clermont Poster Competition. “Back in February, we were talking about advertising for the Taste and also possibly an art show. Someone mentioned how beautiful the Summerfair posters are - that gave us the idea for the competition. We will use the grand prize winner in our advertising for the Taste,” said Pam McKiernan, poster competition chair and owner of Living Spaces Custom Designs in Batavia. Competition rules were distributed to schools in late March. “We got a late start on the poster competition, but were thrilled to receive 58 entries,” McKiernan said. “Next year we will start earlier.” The criteria for judging were adherence to originality of concept and design, appeal, technique and craftsmanship. Awards will be presented to the winners on stage at the Taste of Clermont Saturday at 7 p.m. All entries submitted will be on display at the Poster Art Show at the Taste and can be picked up at Living Spaces, 350 E. Main St., after the Taste. “We were in awe of the talent shining through in the posters. Everyone should come out and take a look - the posters are beautiful,” McKiernan said. The winners are: Grand Prize Winner: Katie Taulbee, junior, Batavia High School. Grades 4-5-6: First place -

Mother and daughter cycle health and fitness into new Miami Township business By Chuck Gibson

Taste of Clermont poster contest grand prize winner was submitted by Katie Taulbee. THANKS TO TERRY MORRIS

Emma Melcher, fifth grade, St. Louis School; second place Emma Jasper, fifth grade, St. Louis School; and third place Isabel Schriner, fifth grade, St. Louis School. Grades 7-8-9: First place Annie Gadberry, freshmen, Goshen High School; second place - Chastity Crabtree, freshmen, Goshen High School; and third place - Brody Brewer, freshman, Goshen High School. Grades 10-11-12: First place - Katie Taulbee, junior, Batavia High School; second place - Mary Kate, senior, Batavia High School; and third place, Leah Neff, junior, Batavia High School. Honorable mention: Hunter Meadows, senior, Batavia High School; and Zack Embry, senior, Batavia High School.

Mother and daughter, Meg and Casey Hilmer are sharing their passion for health and fitness through the new Power Ryde indoor cycling classes in Miami Township. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s been a lot of fun,” said Casey, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a psychology degree and a plan to attend medical school. “But health and fitness is something I’ve been passionate about since I was 10 years old and started running.” Casey’s dad suggested maybe she should do something with her mom. Meg Hilmer has always been fitness conscious and just retired after more than 30 years with Cincinnati Bell. Casey is a runner - even qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2010 - but was introduced to the RealRyder indoor cycling bikes at Michigan when an injury forced her to take a break from running. “Why don’t you bring those bikes to Cincinnati,” her dad asked? “It was last fall. We really started to look into the bikes; how much it would cost,” Casey said. “We started putting together a business plan. We flew to Boston to get certified and go through their training. That’s when we really got serious about doing this.” Then they did it. They opened Power Ryde and started teaching indoor cycling the week of April 15. What is indoor cycling? It is an instructor-guided workout done in phases on a stationary bicycle. The instructor takes students through a warm-up, steady uptempo cadences, sprints,

Casey Hilmer watches her mom and business partner, Meg, in their new Power Ryde spinning studio in Miami Township. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

climbs, and through cooldowns during the 35- to 60minute workout. Power Ryde indoor cycling classes are done in a fitness studio adjacent to the Simply Power Yoga studio in Miami Township. “These bikes take (indoor cycling) to the next level,” said Meg Hilmer, Casey’s mom and new business partner. Casey didn’t like her first experience indoor cycling on a stationary bike. She called it the longest hour of her life. As a runner, it was a difficult transition for her. Then she tried the RealRyder moving indoor cycling bikes. At first she didn’t really know what she was doing, but she came back a couple times to learn. “I liked it. I had fun. I kept going back,” Casey said. “Then I just got addicted and did it like four or five times a week. I really liked it. It’s a full-body experience.” There’s the difference. The bike manufacturer says it’s a 5-in-1 workout. Stationary indoor cycling works your legs and cardio, but the moving

bike adds arms, abs and balance benefits. Casey said it allows a 20- to 30-percent higher calorie burn then a regular spin bike, but there is something more for her. “I just think it’s more fun,” she said. “So many people don’t want to work out because they think it’s boring. This makes it fun. If you can have fun working out, why wouldn’t you do it?” With 21 brand new RealRyder bikes in their new Power Ryde indoor cycling studio, the Hilmers are counting on other families finding the fun in indoor cycling together. They had full classes throughout opening week. Mom and daughter hope it signals a bright future for indoor cycling at Power Ryde. Both are certified instructors now along with a wide range of other experienced instructors to offer classes for any age or workout level. Power Ryde is at 732 Middleton Way in Loveland or visit to learn more about class times and pricing.


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