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From east to west, north and south, whatever community you’re in, we know you love your local pizza place, have your favorite beauty salon and won’t miss your favorite local festival. Now you can show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting for them in the 2011 Community Choice Awards. Vote online at www. choice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card.

Kids discover nature at camps

The Cincinnati Nature Center hosts summer camps each year for ages 5 through 16. FULL STORY, B1

MidSummer at the Meadows starts

Miami Township’s annual MidSummer at the Meadows is Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9. Visit miamitownship the mornings of July 9 and July 10 for photos from the event. FULL STORY, A2

Taste of Clermont moving to Batavia

The Taste of Clermont is moving back to Batavia after two years at Eastgate Mall. “People wanted it back in the village,” said Barb Haglage, one of the organizers of the event for the Village Association of Batavia. “It’s a cozier, hometown atmosphere.” FULL STORY, A3

County may raise CTC bus rates

The commissioners are looking to increase the Clermont Transportation Connection fees by $1 or $1.25 for most riders. FULL STORY, A3

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Clearing trailhead a priority Milford will benefit with economic development

By Kellie Geist-May

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MILFORD - Council member Laurie Walter knows that keeping Milford visible is about more than being an Interstate 275 hub and U.S. 50 city. Walter and a few other Milford residents including long-time trails supporter Suzanne Stagg, have been working to beautify and clean-out the trailhead just up the hill from historic downtown Milford near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Ohio 126. Eight trails, including the Buckeye Trail, the American Discovery Trail and the Little Miami Scenic Trail, pass through Milford and bring thousands of cyclists and hikers through the city each year, Walter said.

The problem, she said, is that you can’t see the city from the trails. “When you’re on the trail and the brush is filled in, you can’t tell that there’s anything down the hill. We need people to see Milford so they can come into downtown,” she said. “That visibility is an important part of our economic development.” “I think the trailhead is directly connected to bringing visitors to our town,” Walter said. Walter and the other volunteers spent a couple weekend days clearing that brush to improve the look of the trail and to open up the area overlooking the city. During one of those clean-up days, Walter’s concerns were validated. “We’d been working for maybe

45 minutes and had a big chunk cleared out when a father and his two daughters rode by. They didn’t even know (Milford) was down the hill. They rode down and got doughnuts,” she said. Last year Stagg spent a few days on the trail doing research for a local trails organization. In talking to people, she said even visitors from places like Anderson Township and Mariemont didn’t know about Milford’s historic downtown. “All they know about is River’s Edge. We need them to know they can come down off the trail and visit our businesses,” she said. Stagg is working with a few local companies to get the sign originally used at Junction Trails Fest revamped and installed at the trailhead. Once that’s up – proba-

bly in September – she’s going to install a kiosk complete with business cards from Milford businesses. Council member Charlene Hinners said bringing people from the trail to the city is important because if you can get someone into the city, they might come back. “We need to let people know we have a great little town here and show them all the things we have to offer – from food and supplies to bike services,” she said. The group also cleared the Miami-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce message board and Walter will be accepting requests to have business events listed in the space. For more information, contact her at

Milford law director made honorary town crier By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD - Mike Minniear, long-time law director for the city of Milford, has another title to add to his list – honorary town crier. Town Crier Bill Knepp named Minniear the city’s honorary town crier during a surprise presentation at the Milford council meeting June 21. Knepp has been naming one honorary town crier each year to recognize individuals who stand-up for the Constitution and proudly represent the community. “Mike is a man of the law. He holds up his right hand every year and swears to protect the Constitution and our freedoms,” Knepp said. “He’s a tremendous attorney and a loyal public servant.” “I can’t think of anyone else alive that I’d rather share my title with,” he said. “If anyone has carried the message of good government, it’s Mike Minniear.” Minniear said he has been Milford’s law director since 1978 and has sworn-in more than 100 council members and written thousands of statutes for the city. He was “shocked” at the presentation. “I really didn’t know what was going on – it was a complete surprise,” he said. “The town crier is something that means a lot to Bill, so it means a lot to me … I’ve already got the plaque on my wall.” Mayor Ralph Vilardo Jr. said Minniear deserves the recognition not only for his years of service, but also for the important role he plays in city government. “Mike is invaluable. You can’t put a price tag on the service he’s given to this community and the expertise and history he has with


As part of making Milford Law Director Mike Minniear the city’s honorary town crier, Town Crier Bill Knepp gave him a Verdin Bell and a plaque. Milford,” Vilardo said. “He is one of the reasons Milford is in as good of shape as we are in – he’s always kept us front and center.” “When he retires, which might not be for another 20 or 30 years,

he’ll be hard to replace,” Vilardo said. As part of his new job, Minniear also received a bell donated to Knepp by Verdin Bells of Cincinnati. Minniear said he appreciates

the gesture. “I want to say thank you. Bill goes unnoticed and unrecognized sometimes, but he’s done so much for this community,” Minniear said.

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Fly Thru the Park July 9 Celebrate MidSummer honors Natalie Fossier at the Meadows July 8, 9 By Mary Dannemiller

MIAMI TWP. - Each July, Dave and Melisa Fossier gather with close friends, family members and hundreds of strangers to remember their daughter, Natalie, at the Natalie Fossier Fly Thru the Park 5K. Natalie, a 9-year-old student at McCormick Elementary School, was killed by a falling tree limb while playing with her dog Feb. 13, 2007. Since then, her parents have worked tirelessly to keep their daughter’s name alive by donating to organizations Natalie enjoyed, from the Clermont County Humane Society to repre-

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sent her love for animals to the McCormick PTO, where she loved attending school. This year’s race is at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131 in Miami Township. The event also will feature two clowns from the Shrine Circus, a silent auction and will be hosted by Janeen Coyle of WGRR. In the last three years, the Fossiers have raised about $70,000 from the race and the silent auction, which follows the race. “The main thing we try to do is find things we feel Natalie expressed interest in and that’s where most of the funds go,” Dave said. “I would encourage people to come to the race to help us


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in memory of Natalie and to honor her memory.” Aside from donating to charities and other organizations, the Fossiers also have given out 10 scholarships to Milford High School students in Natalie’s name. “I know this is what Natalie would want us to do. We feel that she touched so many people in her short life and continues to do so through her legacy,” Melisa said. Dave said he’s looking forward to the race, but the months before the event are often stressful for him and his wife. “It’s very emotional leading up to it because Melisa has been going to collect items for the silent auction and goes through Natalie’s story quite a bit,” he said. “But it’s always nice to see the turn out and know the community is there supporting us and praying for us. It’s very meaningful, encouraging and inspiring.” The run and walk will be chip timed and awards will be given to top finishers in each age category. For more information about registration, visit


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Community Press Staff Report MIAMI TWP. – The Fourth of July isn’t the only time to celebrate summer with fireworks and fun. Miami Township’s annual MidSummer at the Meadows is Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, and will feature live music, fireworks, food and games at Miami Meadows Park off Ohio 131. The festival’s two headliners this year are Rare Earth, famous for their single “Get Ready” and Tommy James and the Shondells, famous for “Mony, Mony” and “I Think We’re Alone Now.” “They are classic oldie bands dating back to the 1960s and early 1970s,” said Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk. “Tommy James and the Shondells put on a great

show in Symmes or Sycamore a couple of years ago so it should be a fun night.” Rare Earth will play at 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Tommy James and the Shondells will play at the same time the next night, Saturday, July 9. Amelia Mayor Leroy Ellington will make an appearance Friday night – Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band opens for Rare Earth. “I have not heard his band before, but I’ve heard great things about them,” Fronk said. “They play some really good songs so I’m looking forward to seeing them Friday night.” Aside from live music, the festival includes rides, games, food, a classic car show, the Natalie Fossier Fly Thru the Park 5K and even a magic show. There’s also going to be a mobile video game theater at this year’s festival, said

Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau. “This is a way for the township government to give something back to our residents,” Fronk said. “It gives them a stay-at-home vacation as a weekend with music and activities they can enjoy at a very low cost. We want to continue to strive to make it a community event for our residents.” MidSummer at the Meadows starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131. It begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and ends at 11 p.m. both nights. There will be a Rozzi Fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Parking costs $5,part of which is donated to the Milford High School color guard and drumline, whose volunteers help park cars. For more information, visit

Miami Twp. roadwork begins Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road in Miami Township is open to southbound traffic only from Allen Drive to Ohio 131. Roadwork began Monday, June 13. This one-way southbound operation will be in place for up to 120 days. Northbound traffic will be detoured east on Ohio 131, then north on Buckwheat Road to Ohio 28. This construction project

is designed to relieve congestion and improve safety along this one-mile section of Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, according to the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. Improvements will include adding a center turn lane throughout the project area, straightening the curve near Berdova Drive, and installing sidewalk along the east side of the

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Taste of Clermont moving back to Batavia By John Seney

BATAVIA - The Taste of Clermont is moving back to Batavia after two years at Eastgate Mall. “People wanted it back in the village,” said Barb Haglage, one of the organizers of the event for the Village Association of Batavia. “It’s a cozier, hometown atmosphere.” She said the event did well when it was in Batavia in the past. “We just wanted to try out a new venue,” she said of the two years in Union Township. Haglage said the Taste of Clermont is more than just food. “It’s entertainment, arts

and crafts, fun for the kids. It’s an all-around festival,” she said. “We’re not trying to be like Taste of Blue Ash or Taste of Cincinnati,” she said. “We don’t have that kind of corporate backing.” There will be other changes this year. Instead of being scheduled in September, the festival was moved to the weekend of Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13. Haglage said this avoided a conflict with the Sunflower Festival in Milford. It also meant the event could be scheduled before the start of school, she said. The festival will be shortened from three to two days. “We felt like Sunday was

not a huge day for attendance,” she said. Another change this year will be the elimination of an entrance fee. Village Mayor John Thebout said he was happy the event was back in the village. “We didn’t want it to leave it the first place,” he said. “It’s a good thing for the village,” Thebout said. “We’re working together with the village association to make it very successful. We hope it keeps coming back.” The Taste of Clermont is a major fundraiser for the village association as well as other non-profit groups that participate, said Terry Morris, president of the


Taste of Clermont was held in the parking lot at the Eastgate Mall in 2010. This year, the event is moving back to Batavia. association. He said profits from last year’s Taste of Clermont funded the painting of the railroad trestle over Main Street in the village as well as other projects. He said the group has not selected a project for this

year. The association is promoting Saturday night at the Taste of Clermont as a reunion night, where family, friends and schoolmates can get together, Morris said. This is the eighth year for the event.

The hours will be 5 p.m. to midnight Aug. 12 and 11 a.m. to midnight Aug. 13. Entertainment will include the musical groups Rare Earth and The Del Vikings. For more information, visit

Clermont commissioners plan to increase CTC rates By Kellie Geist-May

Clermont County - The commissioners are looking to increase the Clermont Transportation Connection fees by $1 or $1.25 for most riders. That increase would ensure that CTC is entirely self-funded with no contribution from the general fund, said county Administrator Dave Spinney. “We were looking at a $1 increase, but after doing more math and looking at issues like fuel costs, we’re coming back with a recommendation of an increase of $1.25 for fixed routes and $1

for (door-to-door service),” Spinney said. “That is what we would need to continue CTC without general fund money.” For typical adult rides, that would change the door-to-door rates from $4 to $5 and the express route rates from $3 to $4.25 one way. Spinney and CTC Director Ben Capelle also recommended the student and child rates be eliminated and those riders would pay the adult rate. Other discounts would still apply, so seniors and disabled people would be paying $2.50 instead of $2 for door-to-door service and $2 instead of $1.50

for the express route with the new fee schedule. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he was OK with raising the door-to-door rates, but has some reservations about increasing the cost to ride the express route. “I’m concerned that if we raise the rates, people who want to ride the bus can drive to Beechmont (Anderson Township) and get on the Metro for less. I don’t want to cause people to abandon the park and rides in Clermont County,” he said. Commissioner Archie Wilson said he understands that concern, but is more worried about making sure CTC can sustain itself.

“If we don’t raise the rates, we can’t keep this alive,” he said. “There’s no sense in killing the bus system because we can’t keep up with costs – rising fuel costs and cost of living. I believe a rate increase is fair.” Commissioner Bob Proud said he supports a rate increase to ensure that the county can continue to provide public transit. “We’re providing a valuable service, but we’re not going to subsidize it from the general fund anymore,” he said. The increase would apply to all of CTC’s operations as well as the contracted Eastgate express provided by Metro, he said.

The commissioners and CTC must have four public hearings followed by a 60-day waiting period before they can adjust the fee. Spinney said the commissioners are expected to give Capelle permission the week of July 4 to advertise those hearings. Once the hearings are held, the commissioners can vote to accept or decline the rate increase. They also can lower the increase amount if they want to, but they cannot increase the rates by more than what is advertised once the public hearings start, Spinney said.

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BRIEFLY Meeting date changed

GOSHEN TWP. - The Goshen school board has changed the date of the regular July board meeting. The meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Goshen High School community room, 6707 Goshen Road. The meeting originally was scheduled for July 11.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the renewal of the fire and EMS levies and any other business to come before the board. City Manager Jeff Wright said the Milford Community Fire Department is considering combining their fire and EMS levies to make for fewer elections, even though it could result in less revenue.

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County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main St., Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. During July, the Owensville Historical Society will have a display.

Library display

AMELIA - During July, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display at the Amelia Library, 58 Maple St. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first steamboat trip down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans in October 1811. In celebration of this event, the display will feature “Steamboats over 200 years.” The display is open to the public free of charge.

Dohrenwend memorial

MILFORD - A memorial in honor of Jacob Dohrenwend will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Milford Community Fire Department building, at the corner of U.S. 50 and Ohio 131.

Dohrenwend, a 20-yearold Army specialist and 2008 Milford High School graduate, died June 21, 2010, from noncombat related injuries while serving in Iraq. The public is invited to attend, said June Izzi-Bailey, Let Us Never Forget Fallen Hero Scholarship Fund organizer, Yellow Ribbon Support Center volunteer and Dohrenwend family friend. She said there will be a short ceremony for the memorial dedication followed by food and music in the fireman’s hall. “We’d love for everyone to come,” she said.

ID theft seminar

MILFORD - The MilfordMiami Township Chamber of Commerce will host an identify theft prevention seminar for women who are business owners and/or residents of the Milford and Miami Township area. The discussion will be led by Mark Josaitis – a long-time area resident and chamber member with 15 years of financial experience. It will be an interactive discussion, so attendees are encouraged to share experiences and bring questions. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Registration for the seminar will start at 5:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but space is limited to 45 attendees. RSVP to Mark Josaitis at 293-1870 or mjosaitis@

Seniors to ask for levy

CLERMONT CO. - Voters in Clermont County will see a 1.3-mill Clermont Senior Services levy on the November ballot, but voting “yes” will not mean paying any new taxes. The Clermont County commissioners voted June 22

to put the renewal levy on the ballot. The current cost for homeowners is about $35 per $100,000 of home value and that cost will not increase, said Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown. Although the levy will likely generate less money after this year’s property re-evaluation, Brown said Clermont Senior Services didn’t want to ask for additional funds. “It’s tough right now – families are struggling,” he said. “We decided to continue to tighten our belt and reduce expenses rather than ask for more money.” Clermont Senior Services contracts with the county to provide services for older adults including Meals-onWheels, adult day services, transportation, in-home care and more. “Because of those services, thousands of individuals have been bale to stay in their homes,” Brown said. If the renewal passes, it will remain in effect until 2016. The current levy expires at the end of this year. Brown said the levy generates about $5.5 million and allows the agency to bring in about $2 million in additional resources through a local match.

Fun Run

OWENSVILLE – Bring the entire family for the inaugural Clermont County Fair Family Fun 1 Run/Walk Saturday, July 23, at Gauche Park in Owensville. The free event is sponsored by the Clermont County General Health District and the Clermont Coalition for Activity and Nutrition (CAN). The run/walk is being held in conjunction with the county fair that runs July 24 to July 30 in Owensville. There is no cost to participate in the

run/walk; registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. “The Family Fun 1 is a free, one-mile run/walk promoting physical activity as a fun way for the entire family to spend time together,” said Clermont CAN coordinator Jon Streater. “Clermont County has so many great local parks, including Gauche Park in Owensville, which are wonderful places for the entire family to participate in fun, healthy activities.” All members of the family are encouraged to participate; even dogs (on a leash) are welcome. The entire event is made possible through donations from the following sponsors: The Clermont County Senior Fair Board, Owensville IGA, Owensville BP, Park National Bank, Carney’s Feed Mill, Amerigroup Corp., Gina’s Bistro, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Kroger of Eastgate. The first 100 participants to register and complete the Clermont County Fair Family Fun 1 Run/Walk will receive a free T-shirt and a free pass to the Clermont County Fair. Register online at www.clermonthealthdistrict.o rg or call the Clermont County General Health District at 732-7491.

Employment event

LOVELAND – Recruit Military will host an employment open house from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at 422 W. Loveland Ave., behind the former church at 420 W. Loveland Ave. Local business owners interested in hiring veterans are invited to attend. RecruitMilitary is a military-to-civilian recruiting firm that helps transitioning and veteran military members find

employment, business-ownership and educational opportunities. Call 513-683-5020 for more information or visit

Annual picnic

OWENSVILLE - The Clermont County Historical Society annual picnic will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Gauche Park in Owensville. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. The Owensville Historical Society museum and log cabin will be open. Gauche Park is on Ohio 132 just south of U.S. 50.

New technology

CLERMONT COUNTY – There’s a new way to check Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) bus schedules; a Quick Response (QR) code has been added to CTC signs on buses and at bus stops across the county. “Anyone can utilize smart phone technology to connect with CTC and obtain information about our bus routes,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle. “This will make it easier for our customers to find out about the services we provide.” The entire QR code project cost CTC $280. CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. CTC also provides the funding for Metro Route 82X and some of the funding for Routes 28 and Route 29X. For more information about CTC, call 732-7433 or visit

TQL donates more than $9K to fallen heroes scholarship fund By Kellie Geist-May

Total Quality Logistics, headquartered in Union Township, recently donated more than $9,000 to the Let Us Never Forget Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund. The presentation was held at TQL on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. The final amount of $9,298 was given to June Izzi-Bailey representing the scholarship fund and Keith Maupin of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. This is the third year TQL, the fourth largest freight brokerage company in the nation, has donated to the fund. The company committed to donate $1 to the fund for each truck load arranged during Memorial Day weekend. Last year’s donation was $7,431 and the 2009 donation was $5,524.

“We’re glad that, as we continue to grow, we’re able to give more to the fund,” said Kerry Bryne, TQL’s executive vice president. “This has become personal for us. As we hire more and more people with military backgrounds, it becomes more than just us helping out.” “It’s a privilege that we can do this,” he said. Bryne said the scholarship fund is something the company’s employees are happy to be a part of. “It’s more than just us writing a check. We get excited,” he said. Izzi-Bailey, April 9th scholarship dinner organizer, said TQL’s donation makes a big difference in the number of scholarships the group can give in honor of fallen heroes. This will be the seventh year for the fund and the Let Us Never Forget Fallen

Heroes organization has given more than $325,000 in scholarships. This year they gave 124 scholarship with a total value of $74,500, Izzi-Bailey said. “We are able to do that because people like TQL are able to (make donations.) We wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of the community,” she said. For more about the scholarships or about next year’s scholarship dinner, visit Anyone who would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund should contact Izzi-Bailey at 8311651. Donations also can be mailed to Let Us Never Forget at P.O. Box 375, Milford, Ohio 45150. For a video of the presentation ceremony, visit: v=O1P5BjuJSGg. Video is courtesy of TQL.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Livestock liability bill signed into law

State Rep. Danny R. Bubp (R-88th District) was on hand when Gov. Kasich signed House Bill 22, which revises laws regarding civil and criminal penalties levied against livestock owners. House Bill 22 ensures


that livestock owners whose animals are intentionally set free by an unauthorized person opening a gate or cutting a fence would not be held criminally liable for failing to keep their livestock from running at large. Previously, a livestock owner would have been charged criminally for circumstances beyond their control, regardless of how responsible. According to House Bill 22, in cases where animals escape due to a storm or a neighborhood prank, the owner will not be criminally

liable if proven that he or she acted in a reasonably prudent manner to prevent or rectify the escape. Alternatively, liability will be imposed if the animal owner or keeper fails to maintain barns, fences and gates or does not respond to the knowledge that the animals are at large. House Bill 22 had passed from the House in February with unanimous support. It was introduced at the request of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.


July 6, 2011



Stream explorations promote fun summer education By Kellie Geist-May

UNION TWP. - When was the last time you explored a creek? Did you look for crayfish? Did you find fossils? And if you did, did you know what you were looking at? The Cincinnati Nature Center holds Stream Exploration programs every Saturday morning during the summer to give people an opportunity to explore a healthy stream and ask questions of the on-site naturalists. “This is a time for kids and families to come down, explore a controlled area of the stream and have a naturalist to help identify plants, animals and answer questions,� said Noel Prows, front desk naturalist for the nature center. “We encourage the kids to turn over rocks and look for life in the stream.� The Stream Exploration


Visitors chat with naturalists during a Stream Exploration program June 25. program is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through August at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. The program is free for members and costs the regular admission rates for non-members. Those rates are $8 for adults, $3 for children and $6 for seniors and active military members. The Stream Exploration

gives people a chance to get a close-up look at the stream while protecting the natural life on the property. “We really care about protecting our habitat at the nature center, but we do want people to able to explore the variety of habitats we have. By having this program, we can help guide the exploration and keep everyone in a specific area while allowing them to

really explore the stream,� said Connie O’Connor, director of education and visitor services at the Cincinnati Nature Center. “The stream is such a diverse natural area – it’s healthy and there’s lots to see,� she said. “We don’t normally allow anyone in the stream, so this is a great opportunity for visitors.� For some visitors, the Cincinnati Nature Center might be the first time they’ve ever looked in the water, Prows said. “Sometimes you go places and it’s more like a

museum – you can’t touch anything, you can’t get your hands dirty and you don’t get to enjoy your time,� he said. “We get kids who come to the Stream Exploration who have never played in a stream. A couple weeks ago, there was a kid who didn’t want to touch the water, but by the end of the day, he was sitting in the creek with a big smile.� “It’s a blast,� Prows said. “Anyone who has the time available should swing by and check it out.� If you’re not ready to hit

the natural creek or aren’t free on Saturdays, O’Connor encourages visitors to stop by the Cincinnati Nature Center’s new playscape when it opens in August. “There will be an artificial stream in the playscape that kids can play in whenever they want. There will be fewer rules and lots to see,� she said. For more information about the Cincinnati Nature Center or the Stream Exploration program, visit the nature center’s website at or call 831-1711.

Clermont Co. budget looks stable for next five years By Kellie Geist-May

Clermont County’s administration is projecting the county’s budget will be stable for the next five years. The administration and the budget office put together a five-year budget projection for the county’s discretionary operating and nonoperating funds in the general fund. Although Clermont County has not previously had a five-year budget, the commissioners asked the administration to put together “their best estimate,� Commissioner Archie Wilson said. The forecast was presented to the commissioners during session Monday, May 9. “There has been a lot of discussion in the last five months about forecasting,� County Administrator Dave Spinney said. “This is not the be-all, end-all, but it is a starting point.� The general fund total revenues are expected to be at $50.7 million in 2011, $48.6 million in 2012, $51.4 in 2013, $52.3 million in 2014, $55.2 million

in 2015 and $53.0 million in 2016. Without salary increases, the projected expenditures are at $49.4 million in 2011, $49.9 million in 2012, $50.6 million in 2013, $50.1 million in 2014, 51.7 million in 2015 and $52.4 million in 2016, according to Budget Director Sukie Scheetz. Scheetz said the county can build and maintain the cash reserves at 25 percent of the annual general fund operating revenue – about $13 million – if they keep the employee raises to about 1.5 percent per year. This estimate includes increases in health care costs and supplies as well as economic projections, which say the economy should be up in 2012, but could be back down in 2014, Scheetz said. Spinney said there are still many variables that could affect the budget including the economy, Senate Bill 5, fuel costs, changes in fees and rates and more. He said the budget includes scheduled capital improvements, but the commissioners also will need to decide on those before each

yearly budget is finalized. Since the budget forecast is designed to be a working document, Spinney said they could add department budget requests and change the projections based on actual annual revenues. “This is our best guess at this point. There will be changes with the state budget and our yearly budget, but this is what we have so far,� he said.

Workforce One provides free job training assistance “Workforce One is impressive,� said Clermont County Commissioner Archie Wilson, during a March 2 Workforce One Investment Board presentation to the commissioners. “Recently I visited the Union Township center and saw, first-hand, the great work they do in helping retrain workers idled by the slow economy. They have so many services available to people who are looking for work.� “Last year, we had over 60,000 visits to Workforce One centers in Clermont, Hamilton and Butler counties,� said Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio Executive Director Jeff Weber. “Now, more than ever before, citizens are turning to us for help in finding a new job and developing the skills to obtain a new position. I am hopeful

that our government leaders recognize the importance of the office and vote to keep funding the centers that are critical in helping people get back to work.� Dan Sack, chairman of the Workforce One Investment Board, told the commissioners Congress was considering a reduction in funding for programs such as Workforce One. “In Clermont County, there were over 23,000 visits to the center in 2010,� said Clermont Workforce One Director Ted Groman. “Last year we spent over $500,000 retraining local workers. Services are available to help people obtain a GED, learn how to write a resume and find out which local companies are hiring.� For more information about Workforce One of Clermont County, call 9433000 or visit


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Stephanie Phillips and Geneva Marr spread mulch at the Meadowview Elementary School playground during Sharefest Friday, June 24.


Sharefest volunteer Jason Kress paints the top of a shed Friday, June 24.

Hundreds of volunteers did everything from spreading mulch to painting sheds during the annual ShareFest Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25. ShareFest is an annual

multi-denominational effort by churches in Milford and Miami Township to help the community’s elderly and needy. This year, they tackled more than 75 different proj-

ects. The first two days of ShareFest are spent doing projects throughout the area, while the third day features the popular free sale at 11 a.m.



Sharefest volunteer Alex Broening paints a shed Friday, June 24.


Sharefest volunteer Erika Snell mulches the playground area at Meadowview Elementary School Friday, June 24.

Bethany Eippert paints Harrison Eckels cheek in the Kids Zone during ShareFest June 25. Both Eippert and Eckels live in Miami Township.


Sharefest volunteer paints a shed for Milford resident Herman Royer Friday, June 24.


Volunteers load mulch into wheelbarrows at Meadowview Elementary School Friday, June 24.


Sharefest volunteer Gary Townley brings mulch to the Meadowview Elementary School playground Friday, June 24.


Sarah Bamkemper of Delhi, right, helps Kirstyn Armacost of Milford relax while she gives blood at ShareFest June 25.



Amelia resident Amanda Burgess, right, gives a high five to Darci Gooley of Milford after she comes down the slide in the Kids Zone during ShareFest June 25.


Katelyn McFarland of Milford folds clothes for the free sale during ShareFest June 25.

Milford resident Sarah Burton washes a car during ShareFest June 25.


Miami Township residents Daniel Blodgett, left, and Ed Kiernan work to rake and flatten a garden for a homeowner on Woodspoint Drive during ShareFest Saturday, June 25.



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Tina Reichert, right, principal of Goshen Middle School, congratulates Matthew Baker, who was named assistant principal June 29.

Assistant principal named for Goshen Middle School

By John Seney

GOSHEN TWP. - The dean of students for the high school and middle school in Reading, Ohio, June 29 was named to fill the position of assistant principal at Goshen Middle School. At a special meeting, the school board approved the appointment of Matthew Baker. Baker will fill the opening created by the promotion of Tina Reichert to principal. Reichert will replace Brian Bailey, who was named assistant superintendent for the district June 17. Baker, who lives in Clarksville,

Ohio, has worked for the Reading school district for seven years. He also was in charge of the careerbased intervention program for Reading schools. “We’re excited about the passion for kids he brings to the job,” said Darrell Edwards, assistant superintendent. Edwards will take over as superintendent of Goshen schools when Charlene Thomas retires Aug. 1. “He is a great addition to the middle school team,” Edwards said. Reichert said Baker “did a great job with the interview committee.” “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity,” Baker said.

Camper Kai Munz explains his invention to family members Ryder Munz, Tim Munz, Amy Munz and Kathy Holmes.

Milford students spend time inventing this summer MILFORD - Most children like to spend their summer days sleeping in, playing outside and staying as far away from school as possible. But a group of about 60 Milford elementary students recently spent a week at Milford High School learning about science and using every day items to invent their own creations during Camp Invention. The week ended with the students showcasing their inventions to their parents and family members.


Campers T.R. Glynn and Nathan Chin at the invention expo Friday, June 24.


The following students recently graduated from Wilmington College, main campus. • David P. Dumford, BS in agriculture, Jackson Township. • Brandon W. Campbell, BS in sport management, of Milford. • Mark R. Fernandez, BA in social/political studies, of Milford. • David J. Fey, BA in criminal justice and psychology, of Wayne Township. The following students recently graduated: • David Charles Bittner, son of Mark Bittner of Milford graduated from Dickinson College May 22 with a bachelor of science in biology. Bittner is a graduate of Seven Hills Upper School. • Joseph Cardiasmenos of Milford graduated from Lipscomb University with a Bachelor of Science. Cardiasmenos, a Miami Valley Christian Academy graduate, majored in psychology. • Phillip Matthew O’Cull, magna cum laude, BA in business administration, of Goshen, from Wilmington College, Blue Ash branch campus.

Dean’s List

The following students were named to the spring semester Dean List at Wilmington College: • Cobey A. Armacost, senior (4.0), of Goshen Township. • Jacob B. Davis, senior, of Wayne Township. • Jessica J. Tickle, senior (4.0), Goshen Township. • Robert T. Weidle, senior, of Goshen Township. • Rebekah F. Hacker, senior, of Loveland. • Erika L. Lozano, freshman, of Loveland. • Jessica M. Veite, senior, of Loveland. • Brandon W. Campbell, senior, of Milford. The following students were honored on their schools’ Dean’s Lists: • Benjamin Warren Jones of Milford was named to the Dean’s List at Anderson University for the spring semester. • Allison N. Burtoft of Milford was named to the Dean’s List at Bradley University for the spring semester.

• Katherine S. Klein of Milford was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Heidelberg University.

Academic Merit List

The following students were named to the 2011 spring semester Academic Merit List at Wilmington College: • Heather Yvonne Hess, sophomore (4.0), of Milford.


The following students have received scholarships from Xavier University: • Goshen High School senior Nathaniel Garrett, of Loveland, has received a Dean’s Award. At Goshen, Garrett is active in athletics. The son of Christy and Eric Campbell, Nathaniel plans to major in sport management at Xavier. • Clermont Northeastern High School senior Shayna McQuitty, of Batavia Township, has received a Dean’s Award. The daughter of Sonya and Steve McQuitty, Shayna plans to major in biology at Xavier. • McNicholas High School senior Julia Salyers, of Milford, has received a Dean’s Award . At McNick, Salyers is active in basketball, photography and mission. The daughter of Barbara and Perry Salyers, Julia plans to major in business at Xavier. • Milford High School senior Amanda Terrell has received a Leadership Award. At Milford, Terrell is active in National Technical Honor Society and Equity Council. The daughter of Jeff Terrell, Amanda hasn’t chosen a major at Xavier.

Gabriel Llerena tests out an invention at the Camp Invention expo Friday, June 24.

Georgie Early shows off her invention.

Provost’s list

Jamie Good has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the spring semester 2011. Good, a Milford High School graduate and exercise science major, has been placed on the Provost's List. At the end of each semester, students who make perfect grades for the semester while taking at least 12 credit hours are named to the Provost’s List. Students who achieve a grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 are named to the Honor Roll.

Sage Brushstone models her invention Friday, June 24.

Ty Blimline shows his invention to Boyd E. Smith Elementary School Principal Brad Lovell.

Camper Mace Craft built a club house during Camp Invention.




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Graduates earn record number of scholarships GOSHEN TWP. - The Goshen High School graduating class of 2011 earned $2.8 million in scholarships, a record amount for the school. Principal Nancy Spears said of the 176 students in the class, 76 percent already have been accepted into a two- or four-year colleges. Eleven members of the class have joined a branch of the military. Storm Huffaker was chosen as valedictorian of the class. He will attend Ohio

State University in the fall. The salutatorian was Chelsea Hauser, who will attend Miami University. Students winning scholarships are Catherine Albers, Jacob Allen, Nikki Anderson, Austin Arnold, Jamie Ashcraft, David Ballinger, Sarah Barrial, Sean Bell, Ashley Brown, Meredith Budde, Sarah Burke, Zach Chess, Ryan Clift, Eric Coleman, Ashley Conover, Tabitha Deatherage, Tiffany Dority, Kort Dwyer, Alex Dziech, Rebecca Eakin, Ken Eick-

enhorst, Dakota Fryman, Jacob Garrett, Nate Garrett, Chelsea Hauser, Andrea Herring, Travis Hines, Amber Houstin, Storm Huffaker, Beth Hunley, Trenae Johnson, Derek Koch, Wes Larson, Amanda Maloney, Ashley Martinelli, Emily Meyer, Stefanie Mott, Gary Parriman, Zach Popp, T.J. Settles, Brent Steele, Ashley Tidwell, Anthony Voto, Zach Walker, Nick Wake, Corrine Whitley, Roenick Whitney, Sarah Wilson and Amy Wong.

Goshen grad awarded Anstaett Scholarship Goshen High School graduate Tabitha Deatherage was awarded the 2011 Stanley Anstaett Scholarship by Clermont County Excellence in Education (CCEE). The $500 scholarship is sponsored by the Stanley Anstaett Scholarship Fund. Deatherage will be attending Northern Kentucky University to study photography. In 1997, the Anstaett Family began a scholarship program for graduating seniors in Clermont County who maintained high academic standards and who perform community service. The scholarship program began at Batavia High School and each year the scholarship opportunity rotates to a different high school.



Representatives of the CNE Alumni Association presented $500 scholarships to Jenna Varner and Zachary Heming at the Clermont Northeastern High School 2011 Senior Awards Ceremony May 20. From left are alumni Adelia Ross-Kuttler and Barbara Kelly; scholarship recipients Jenna Varner and Zachary Heming; and alumna Mary Beth Sandfoss. The alumni association’s Fourth Annual All Alumni Celebration is scheduled for Aug. 12 and Aug. 13. The main event is Aug. 13, with dinner and an evening to socialize with classmates and friends. For reservations and information contact Anyone who cannot attend and wants to make a monetary donation to the CNE Alumni Scholarship Fund can mail the donation to CNE Alumni Association, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

HONOR ROLLS Meadowview Elementary School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2010-2011.

High Honors


Goshen High School graduate Tabitha Deatherage, left, received the 2011 Stanley Anstaett Scholarship by Clermont County Excellence in Education (CCEE). The $500 scholarship is sponsored by the Stanley Anstaett Scholarship Fund. Deatherage will attend Northern Kentucky University to study photography. Jimmi McIntosh of the Clermont County Educational Service Center presents the scholarship.

Claire Ackerman, Caroline Anthony, Jordan Beck, Matthew Bohlander, Trinity Botkin, Megan Bowman, Ashley Brandon, Jenna Breuer, Leah Breuer, Dylan Burns, Robert Burns, Lydia Busacker, Taylor Caldwell, Caleb Cambron, Cole Cambron, Noah Campbell, Lauren Chrislip, Haley Colegate, Ashley Conroy, Isabelle Dadosky, Jeremiah Dentino, Jared Dettmer, Sam Dobrowolski, Tony Facciolo, Tori Gilman, Daniel Glad, Makenna Gvozdanovic, Hailey Hamann, William Hayes, Anya Herrala, Emma Hogan, Sydney Hogan, Eric Hughett, Ethan Jones, Zachary Jones, Damon Jordan, Emma Kaltenbach, Cory Lockwood, Dylan Lyon, Kaitlynn Morse,

Judy Krebs of Clermont Soil and Water meets with all third-grade students at McCormick to talk about the physical adaptations of birds. Students Owen Soberano, Harper Kelly, Lauren Clark and Dustin Pigg and Judy Krebs, to back, created a bird and write a description of each body part and how it would help the bird to survive in the wild.

Marissa Newman, Emily Ogle, Trini Perez, Hannah Periman, Megan Pierce, Sarah Pierce, Liza Reid, Wes Reid, Alex Remm, Ashley Rinner, Mallory Rogers, Collin Rogus, Lauren Rogus, Aaron Sexton, Caitlyn Singerman, Jordyn Stemmerding, Allison Taylor, Valerie Thompson, Ellen Victory, Erica Voth, Nathaniel Waple and Nicholas Wright.


Hallie Abbott, Kyler Akers, Summer Babb, Madison Baker, Noah Baker, Raven Barton, Austin Block, Megan Boyers, Christy Brichant, Shaylee Bronner, Lexy Brooks, Casey Browning, Jimi Browning, Casey Broxterman, Timothy Buchanan, Aaron Bumgarner, Elijah Campbell, Jacen Carder, Keith Carter, Brianna Cerbantec, Hannah Cox, Jake Davis, Linneah Deighton, Christian Ditullio, Violetta Dominguez, Rachel Downey, Bryce Dugan, Daniel Eaton, Hailie Erisman, Kelsey

Fearing, Cory Finger, Madison Fraunfelter, Jacob Frederick, Devon Gravel, Lillian Greiser, Eric Hansen, Jenna Henderson, Brittany Henson, Alex Hoffman, Michael Hogan, Alyna Hook, Vashti Hudson, Bryson Hutzel, Korin Jeffers, Zane Kaldmo, Michael Kessen, Kaiya Kirkland, Alex Knueven, Zachary Laudermilk, Chelsea Luciano, Christoher Marcho, Zachary Mash, Ian McClain, Brianna McErlane, Curtis Mearkle, Abigal Menchhofer, Tabitha Monroe, William Montgomery, Sidney Moore, Rebecca Morse, Robyn O’Brien, Maggie Ohmer, Willow Parker, Leizbel Perdomo, Seth Perkins, Grace Powers, Olivia Redrow, Jacob Remm, Christopher Rinner, Gregory Roberts, Bailey Rogers, Chardaia Sanders, Ryan Saunders, Vaughn Schutzman, Breana Severns, Trey Smith, Paige Stanton, Dylan Stewart, Jacob Sullivan, David Swope, Kaitlyn Taylor, Scott Uphus, Kristof Vennemeyer, Nikki Ward and Rachel Welty, Trevor Wilking.

McCormick Elementary third-grade teacher, Barb Nelson, talks with Lukas Niehaus, Chase Smith and Drew Schweinefus about the reason for long legs and a mouth like a mosquitos on this spider.



McCormick third-grade students recently designed insects, arachnids and birds with the adaptations they would need to survive in a certain habitat.

Clermont Soil and Water visits school children in the county throughout the year. Judy Krebs, education outreach, works with students on a variety of topics. She keeps students focused on adaptations in this handson activity about birds.

McCormick Elementary third-graders Natalie Burlingham, Lilly Copp, Kyle Bailey, and Nathan Ulery show their bird with long legs for wading, a mouth for filtering plants and small invertebrates from water, and colorful head feathers for attracting a mate.


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Hamilton summer league team no average ‘Joes’ By Nick Dudukovich

HAMILTON - At Hamilton’s Foundation Field, there’s a group of guys who couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a summer. The names and the faces are familiar to any high school baseball fan. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that members of the Hamilton Joes collegiate summer league team were dazzling prep diamonds across the greater Cincinnati area. There’s former Princeton High School standout Marcus Davis, who just wrapped up his first season at Walters State Community College in Tennessee. He’s hitting .283 with four extra base hits. The Joes’ left fielder says he’s had fun playing this summer while working to improve his individual skills. He also feels lucky to spend his summer playing ball, while many of his friends are taking summer

Joes’ facts

• Through 17 games, the Joes posted a 7-10 record and were in fourth place of the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League South Division • The Joes won the 2010 GLCSL championship. • The Joes are named after legendary Cincinnati Reds broadcaster player, Joe Nuxhall, who was a native of Hamilton • Foundation Field serves as the home stadium for the Joes. • Players are suggested to Joes' manager Darrel Grissom by college coaches. Ultimately, Grissom selects the players that he believes can best help his team. • The Joes played their first game in June 2009.


Former Clermont Northeastern standout Seth Varner takes a break before the start of the Hamilton Joes game, June 28. classes or working summer jobs. “I really enjoy (playing),” he said. “(I’ll) try to play the game as long as you can because it’s better than having a real-world job,” Davis said.

Scouting Report

Seth Varner, Clermont Northeastern Miami University sophomore-to-be Seth Varner is having a stellar year on the mound for the Joes. Varner has a 1.59 ERA through 5 2/3 innings of work. The lefthander is also topping out his fastball at 88 mph. “I’m real pleased with Seth,” said Joes’ manager Darrel Grissom. “He’s a great teammate and a great person. Wes Minton, Milford The Parkland Community College student is out four weeks with a broken hand. Minton was struggling at the plate early in the season, but had come on of late before the injury. “He was just starting to get into a groove,” Grissom said. “It’s a shame, but (injuries) are a part of baseball.’

Former Glen Este High School graduate and 2009 Fort Ancient Valley Conference player of the year Matt Marksberry is there too. Working out of relief, Marksberry, who attends Campbell University (North Carolina) has three saves and 11 strikeouts for the Joes in 14 innings. “(Playing this summer) is awesome,” Marksberry said. “It’s something people dream about and (I) get to do it everyday. It’s pretty cool.” Moeller High School alum Ethan McAlpine, who plays outfield for the Joes, shares his teammates’ enthusiasm. After redshirting his freshman season at the University of Cincinnati because of injury, McAlpine


Former Milford High School standout Wes Minton, in his Parkland Community College uniform, plays for the Hamilton Joes and is out with a hand injury for four weeks. relished the opportunity to play competitively this summer. “This is a lot of fun. Everybody’s here because they love baseball and possibly want to have a career in baseball. It’s just a lot of fun to come out here and do something you love,” he said. McAlpine is making the most of his time with Joes and led the team with a .358 average through 15 games. He also had six stolen bases. Like McAlpine, former Anderson High School standout Josh Jeffery is also beating the cover off the

ball. Through 23 at bats, Jeffrey had eigh hits to go along with seven RBI. The University of Dayton senior-to-be is using the summer to get prepared for his next season of college ball. “It’s about getting better so I’m prepared for when I go back to school,” he said. All agree that those who watch a Joes game will notice heightened competition in the summer league level because the Joes aren’t just competing against their opponents, they are competing against each other for playing time. With college coaches watching the

summer stats closely, all of the Joes want to be on the field. “Everybody at your position can go out and play,” McAlpine said. “You’ve got to do your best everytime you go out there.” Marksberry agreed. “Most of the people that play in this league are tyring to get drafted, so the competition is amazing,” he said. All would contend that playing for the Joes in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League ultimately makes them a better player. “To ... get to play in a competive league with a great group of guys, it’s a great opportunity,” Jeffery said. For more coverage, visit presspreps

Signs of success


Chair champs

Miami Athletic Club Team three celebrates winning the Dr. Raymond Bauer Memorial Chair Volleyball Tournament at the Miami Township Super Senior Saturday on May 7. In back, from left, are Jim Mahaney, Ginny Wahl and Becky Reed. In front are Bob Litfin, Louella Litfin, Carolyn Mahaney and Karl Schultz, Miami Township trustee.

Former locals lead Surge at golf nationals By Tony Meale

The Cincinnati State Surge golf team had its best performance in program history at the National Junior College Athletic Association D-III National Tournament June 6-10. The Surge recorded a four-day total of 1,228 and finished third of 13 teams at the tournament, which was held at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, N.Y. They finished fifth in 2010. The Surge entered the final day of competition with a three-stroke lead over Monroe (NY) Community College, but the twotime defending national champions shot a tourna-

ment-low 294 and finished with an overall score of 1,216. Rock Valley Community College shot a 303 on the fourth day and finished with a 1,227 – one stroke ahead of Cincinnati State. Surge sophomore and St. Xavier graduate Blake Harpenau of Bridgetown shot a 76 on the final day of the tournament and finished second overall with a fourday total of 298. Alex Mckee of Monroe finished first with a 297. Danny Gravett, who graduated from the School for Creative & Performing Arts, shot a 79 on the last day and tied for 19th in the individual competition, while Milford grad Connor

Stookey shot a 78 and finished tied for 26th. Other standouts were Josh Bialecki, who finished tied for 15th in the individual competition, and Willem Van Den Berg, who tied for 41st. Bialecki and Van Den Berg are from Toledo and South Africa, respectively. Cincinnati State, a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference, finished second in league play to Columbus State. Harpenau and Bialecki were first-team all-league. The golf team became the third Surge squad in the 2010-2011 athletic year to qualify for nationals; the other two were men’s soccer and women’s basketball.

Zach Baker, Milford High School senior, signs his letter of commitment to play basketball for the College of Wooster majoring in business. Baker is a four-year varsity player for the Eagles who earned first-team, All-FAVC honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He was also named FAVC Player of the Year as a senior helping to lead the 2010-2011 Milford squad to a 16-5 record and a conference championship something the program hasn’t seen since 1981. The 6-foot, 1inch shooting guard averaged 13 points per game this season thanks in large part to a blistering 44 percent average behind the three point arc. Baker owns the Milford boys basketball records in most three-point shots made in a career (134: 2007-11) and most three-point shots made in a single season (46: 2008-09). He holds three of the top five records for three-point shots made in a single season and is in the top 10 all-time statistically in two other categories (seventh in most points scored and 2nd most steals). Zach is the son of Barry and Terri Baker. Standing, from left, are Milford boys basketball head coach Joe Cambron, Matt Baker, Brandon Baker and Malory Baker. Seated, from left, are Barry Baker, Zach Baker and Terri Baker. THANKS TO MARK TROUT

Milford High School graduate Frank Sullivan signs his letter of commitment to play baseball for the University of Cincinnati where he plans to study Communications. Sullivan was a two-year starting pitcher for the Eagles. He earned First-Team, AllFAVC Honors each of the last two seasons. In addition to the conference award in his junior season, Sullivan was named to the All-City Honorable Mention team. Sullivan started 16 games in his two-year career (17 appearances), posting a 9-3 record with a 2.52 ERA. The Eagles righty will leave Milford as the all-time leader in strikeouts per seven innings (9.37). His 104 total strikeouts puts him fifth in the Milford record books. Frank is the son of Jeff and Mayita Sullivan. Standing, from left, are Milford baseball assistant coach for pitching Doug Bair, Milford baseball assistant coach John Mason, Milford baseball head coach Tom Kilgore, Lisa Sullivan (sister), Milford baseball assistant coach Pierre Gendreau and Milford baseball assistant coach Chris Elliott. Seated, from left, are Mayita Sullivan (mom), Frank Sullivan and Rachael Sullivan (sister).


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It felt like Fr. Lou Downsizing our dreams and hopes was an old friend

I was surprised when I read my paper to hear of Father Lou’s passing. I just loved reading his articles. I felt as if he were writing them to me each week. I never met him in person, but I feel as if Father Lou was an old friend. I looked forward to receiving the paper each week to see what he had to say. Most times it really hit home. It seemed as if he knew what was going on in my life and writing his article just to me. I have shared his articles with many over the years. I wonder what he would write this week to tell us of his passing. I feel that he would say he is in a wonderful place where there is no time and how peaceful it is without the burden of time. You don’t know if you have been there for one minute or 10 years and it doesn’t matter. Your five senses are no longer with you and you don’t need them or miss them. You cannot see, hear or speak and that is fine with you. You just know things here. It is hard to explain because nothing happens in words. You know there are many beings of light around you and you know you also are a being of light. Communication is wonderful here. No words need be spoken, you just know what is going through everyone’s mind (mind is not the correct word, maybe being). I guess there is no word for this

state we are in, but it is just great. There is no lying, no deception because you know what everyone else really thinks. No discrimination, Vicki Nimmo everyone is equal. hunger, thirst, Community No weariness, no Press guest body burdens. columnist You did not realize how much energy it took to care of that body. No pain, this is wonderful. This is the place I came from, the place I belong. I am so happy, there is peace here that you have never felt before. Look forward to being here, do not be sad for me I am truly at peace. I will be with you soon, remember there is no time here. I had a near-death experience many years ago and this is what happened to me. I was in a terrible car accident with many injuries. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me, but also the best thing because of this place I visited. I wanted to stay, but I came back because I knew there were still things for me to do here. It makes me feel wonderful to relive it. Father Lou, I’ll look forward to communicating with you someday. Vicki Nimmo lives in Miami Township.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibilty for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? “Like most Americans, I have never been to Afghanistan, so I cannot necessarily comment accurately on how things are, and how they might be, but based on what I have studied over the years, I can offer some opinions. “It would seem that the country would have to be classified as ‘undeveloped’ based on the news coverage of the poverty of its people, stories on Afghans growing opium poppies to make money, domination of society by Muslim extremists, etc ... “Hamid Karzai was elected as ‘president’ in 2004, and re-elected in 2009 (with allegations of voter fraud, which is not surprising considering the differences between that country and developed nations). “Based on everything I have studied (from my only source – the media), my guess is that the Afghan military is in no way ready to assume responsibility for fighting the Taliban. “However, that does not mean that I give my blessing to the continued U.S. involvement in that country’s fighting. “Oh, to be back in a time when intercontinental transportation was by ship, there was no ‘internet,’ no instant communication, etc. We could relax, and not worry about Afghanistan (or Iran.) “But that is a silly dream.” Bill B. “No, the Afghani military was-

Next question What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. n’t able to keep the Taliban from taking over the country in the past and the Taliban is alive and well just across the border in Pakistan. “It is also doubtful Afghanistan’s western neighbor, Iran, will respect an Afghan government that does not embrace Islamic rule. “When the U.S. leaves it will be just a matter of months before that region returns to Islamic/Taliban control.” R.V. “When Russia made incursions into Afghanistan in the 1970s, many of the tribes came together to fight a common enemy. Taliban were originally displaced Afghani who lived in Pakistan and later returned to Afghanistan. “Once the Taliban made a return they ruled much of Southern Afghanistan, while other Islamic groups ruled the North. “Sadly, modern medical facilities and educational institutions will not find an easy path, nor will Afghanistan have the infrastructural needs so critical to a modern country, until they can reduce corruption, and maintain a strong protective force presence for a national government.” Dr. W.S.W.

There is constant debate about whether entertainment reflects or leads social trends. What is not debated is whether advertising is trying to influence thinking or reflect it. Advertisers very much want to lead our thinking. With this in mind, consider a subtle change in the tone and temper of TV ads. First came the 1999 Super Bowl ad: “When I grow up I want to climb all the way up to middle management.” It made fun of low expectations; we all thought it was funny. Now, fast forward to this summer’s commercial where a couple comes back from vacation only to find their house empty except for an obsolete computer sitting in the middle of a barren room. The interesting thing is what the ad assumes. Are they outraged? Do they file a police report, or maybe discuss installing better locks on the doors? Nope, they go to a computer store and get a computer that the thieves will steal. Are we to expect our stuff to be taken; is it our social duty to buy things others want to steal? While it’s obviously a spoof, the assumptions are chilling – first, robbery is so common that it is normal for suburban dwellers to experience it, and second, don’t settle for stuff thieves disdain. Consider also the ad for the home alarm system: The woman takes a break-in and intruder all in stride; likewise, home invasion is no big deal.

These aren’t the messages we got when we were coming up. Our worries were BO, skin-dampened rings of collected detritus around the colLen Harding lar, yellow teeth, Community and halitosis. If had valuPress guest you ables you scuffed columnist them up so no one would find them tempting. Now the message is that we become pariahs by not buying items worth stealing. Personally, I’d rather wonder where the yellow went than worry about where my valuables got off to. Is advertising is telling us to downsize our dreams, or worse, that the American dream will be experienced by many of us as victims. I suppose it had to happen: Once reality shows became the dominant form of entertainment, sooner or later advertising was going to run some actual footage of reality. Just in case we’re not catching on to the downsizing of our dreams and aspirations, let me remind everyone that our very own Ohio is shutting down public expenditures on anything the governor and his party deem unimportant. Not only are they going to eliminate government funds for social waste, they are going to make sure that we cannot bargain for improvements. They’re also taking money out of

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Water rates increase by 21 percent in five years Food, gasoline and electric prices are going up. Now, the Clermont County commissioners have increased your water rates, as well, by 3 percent starting Sept. 1. Commissioners Ed Humphrey and Bob Proud both supported the measure. Archie Wilson did not. Based on the average use of 12,000 gallons per billing period, a bill will increase $1.07. While that increase doesn’t seem extreme, it is part of a rate hike history that is. This is the fourth increase in just five years. Water increased in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by 10, 2 and 4 percent. Sewer rates increased those years by 2, 5 and 5 percent. (Commissioner’s minutes, Feb. 14, 2007). There were no increases in 2010. Taken together, water went up 21 percent, and sewer by 9 percent since January 2007 levels. These rate hikes began at the start of the recession, and have occurred every year but one. They have surpassed the average rate of inflation for each year, ( and the average yearly increase in the Median Household Income in Clermont County (1.46 percent per year). (U.S. Census.) That some commissioners would support these hikes suggests an indifferent attitude toward the difficulties that county residents are experiencing during

this economy. But there’s more. In 2006, commissioners voted to have designs made for a new waterworks building “to consolidate the sewer district/utilities operation into one site location.” In February 2007, they voted to raise rates for three years, as detailed above. July 2007 saw approval for the new facility. It was to be paid for using revenue from water and sewer rates that users pay, rates that had just been raised five months before. (Commissioner’s work session August 2006, and minutes, Sept. 1, 2006; Feb. 14, 2007; July 7, 2007). The 11,000-plus-square-foot building opened in 2008 and utilized, “state-of-the-art geothermal energy for heating and cooling, permeable driveway pavers to reduce stormwater runoff and energy efficient windows.” (Source: The cost: $1,949,360. (Minutes Oct. 3, 2007). Now, nearly three years later, we’re told another increase is “required to support projected operating cost, debt service and capital improvements and replacement needs of the waterworks system.” (Minutes, June 22, 2011). If the system needs improved

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While that increase doesn’t seem extreme, it is part of a rate hike history that is. This is the fourth increase in just five years. Water increased in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by 10, 2 and 4 percent. or replaced, then shouldn’t these expenses have been planned for earlier, instead of raising rates now? Why did commissioners instead spend $2 million on a new facility? Certainly they knew these costs were coming. And as far as servicing debt, what was it for? Why was there no plan to repay it? There may be reasonable answers to these questions. But without them, this appears to be a matter of fiscal irresponsibility. If we, as stakeholders in the water resources department, are being asked to accept another rate hike, in light of the previous high increases we’ve already experienced, I believe we deserve more detailed explanations about where the money is being spent. Bob Turner has lived in Miami Township since 1998. He is a Tea Party leader and a member of the Republican Party Central Committee.

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Williamsburg Garden Club still growing after 75 years By John Seney

Eight gardens on tour

WILLIAMSBURG - The Williamsburg Garden Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with a garden tour and other events. The club was organized April 28, 1936. “It’s one of the oldest in Ohio,” said Izella Cadwallader, publicity chairman for the club. Cadwallader said the 10 ladies who organized the club “hoped that by sharing their knowledge and abilities they might improve their skills of growing and arranging flowers.” Today the club has about 25 members, and meetings are held every month featuring programs of interest on topics related to gardening. The club is affiliated with the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. Over the years the club has sponsored many projects to beautify the Williamsburg community, Cadwallader said. The club has presented Arbor Day programs and planted trees at the local schools. Trees were planted along Main Street and pots of flowers bloom during the summer on street corners and in boxes along the bridge at the village entrance. The bridge also is decorated for the Christmas holidays. In May the club holds an auction of plants donated by members from their gardens and from area nurseries.

The Williamsburg Garden Club’s 2011 garden tour will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, rain or shine. The self-guided tour will include eight gardens. Advance tickets with maps are available for $7 from club members. Tickets will be available the day of the tour for $8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windy's World, 127 W. Main St. Three area businesses are offering a 10-percent discount on purchases made July 16 to tour participants who show their tickets at check-out. The businesses are Ellis Farm and Garden, 4095 Tollgate Road; More Specialty Plants and Landscaping, 4211 McKeever Pike; and Denise's Garden, 3657 Bootjack Corner Road. For more information, call 724-3001 or 625-2602 or visit


Williamsburg Garden Club members Carol Sandberg, left, and Sharma Hatcher work on the Memorial Garden at Spring and Fifth streets behind the old high school. In the fall, a four-weekend mum sale is conducted, and in December, the club participates in the Williamsburg Christmas Walk with a sale of arrangements and wreaths. All of the proceeds from these events are used for the beautification of Williamsburg, Cadwallader said. “We do an awful lot for the community,” said club president Carol Sandberg, who has been a member about 20 years. She said club members take flower arrangements to residents in senior housing

and help with the Meals-onWheels program. “We’re a very active bunch of people,” Sandberg said. “We’re happy we can help.” Another project the club is involved in is awarding scholarships to young people in Clermont County who plan to study horticulture in college. “We feel we need to get young people involved,” Sandberg said. The club gives out a civic beautification award each year to a resident – not necessarily a club member – who has made improve-

ments in landscaping. “We try to promote people in the community taking pride in fixing up their own places,” Sandberg said. Sandberg said she has always loved gardening. “When I moved here 20 years ago, people said to me: ‘You ought to join the garden club,’” she said. “It’s a neat group of people.” “The gardening itself is rewarding, but so is the camaraderie of the people in the club,” Sandberg said. Sandberg said she is proud of the work the club has done fixing up the Memorial Garden behind

the old high school. The garden was badly damaged during a wind storm several years ago. “We started from scratch,” Sandberg said. This year the Memorial Garden is part of the garden tour. In the Memorial Garden is a stone with the names of past club members who have died over the years. The garden tour will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16, rain or shine. Cadwallader said it will feature eight area gardens. She did not want to divulge the locations of the gardens before the tour, but said highlights will include: • A garden that boasts a large collection of hydrangeas and more than 100 different plants. • A garden at a home on the National Register of Historic Sites. • A garden with a scenic overlook of the East Fork of the Little Miami River. • A vegetable garden that features a PowerPoint presentation on vegetable gardening.

• A working farm with a variety of farm animals and “beautiful landscaping.” Antique farm implements also will be on display the day of the tour at the Harmony Hill historical site, Cadwallader said. This is the third time the club has sponsored the tour, which is held every other year. Sandberg said when the garden tour started, it mostly featured the gardens of club members. This year, the tour organizers recruited people who are not in the club to show off their gardens. “They are people in the community willing to let other people see what they have done,” Sandberg said. “We are getting more people involved.” Another event planned for the anniversary is a luncheon in September featuring Community Press columnist Rita Heikenfeld, Cadwallader said. For information about the Williamsburg Garden Club, visit

Summer camps abound at Cincinnati Nature Center’s two locations The Cincinnati Nature Center hosts summer camps each year for kids ages 5-16. Kids recently participated in a Survivor-style camp called Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp 2011: Be One With The Wild at Long Branch Farm in Goshen. They explored the farm’s creeks, checked out critters, created forts and learned wildland skills. Here are the camps the Cincinnati Nature Center has the rest of the summer at both Long Branch Farm and Rowe Woods. For a full description including age ranges and costs, visit July 5-July 8: Nature Detectives


Anna Mei of Mason, left, and Lauren Hawkins of Loveland use rocks and clay to create a dam in the creek during Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp at Long Branch Farm in Goshen June 23.


A group of kids in the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp at Long Branch Farm in Goshen work to pull together clay to make a group sculpture. From left are: Cara Kirkpatrick of Montgomery, counselor Savannah Sullivan of Goshen, Catherine O’Connell of Loveland, Julia Hoge of Loveland, Brendan Dugan of Milford, Jesse Curovchat of Anderson Township and Ali Gehr of West Chester.



Cincinnati Nature Center summer camp counselor Clay Kadon of Hyde Park shows a fossil to Bryce Dugan of Milford during the Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp June 23 at Long Branch Farm in Goshen.

Ben Smith of Loveland looks for creatures in the water near Clay Wall at Long Branch Farm in Goshen during the Cincinnati Nature Center summer camp June 23.

July 11-15: Adventure Quest, Little Acorns, Mother Nature’s Rainbow and Digging into Dirt. July 18-22: Creature Quest, Adventure Quest, Natural Discoveries, Art Camp, CNC: Land of Secrets. July 25-29: Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, Young Naturalists, Natural Discoveries, Art Camp and CNC: Land of Secrets. Aug. 1-5: Creature Quest, Young Naturalists, Little Acorns, Art Camp, Aqua Adventures. Aug. 8-12: Young Naturalists, Little Acorns, Unleashing the Wild Within and Digging into Dirt. Aug. 15-19: Natural Discoveries and Aqua Adventures.


Grace Hall of Loveland, left, Joel Palm of Madiera, center, and Hunter Evans of Milford check out an insect guide to help identify beetles during a Cincinnati Nature Center summer camp at Long Branch Farm in Goshen June 23.



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Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, , Forty-six 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. Beginning May 29, programs with locations, People’s Choice ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 513-831-4192; Milford. Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work, 7:30 a.m.6 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Textile art pieces from four-year art project by Carol Larson. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. Through July 8. 513-732-5200. Batavia.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 513697-9173; Loveland.


Midsummer at the Meadows, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Rare Earth., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Fourteen food booths, carnival rides, Kidz Fun Zone, teen activity areas, the Skyhoundz Disc Dogs. $5 parking. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 513-248-3725; Milford.


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 513-7536325. Union Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based summer reading program for children of all ages. Theme: One World, Many Stories. Win prizes by reading books and completing activities. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 513-732-2736; Batavia.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 513697-9705; Loveland.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 513-553-4800. New Richmond. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 8


Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 513-831-4192; Milford. Tall Girl Series: A Body of Work, 7:30 a.m.4 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 513-732-5200. Batavia.


Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. 513-474-3100; Anderson Township.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard, vocals and acoustic guitar., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. 513-791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. 6562. 513575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 513-831-9876; Milford.

St. Thomas More JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by the Modulators Saturday., St. Thomas More Church, Free. 513-7522080; . Withamsville.



Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, 513-697-9173; Loveland.

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St. Thomas More JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by Spare Change and Boo Radley Friday., St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Casino, beer garden, food, entertainment, grand raffle, Bid-N-Buy, midway, splitthe-pot drawings, children’s games, rides, concessions and more. Free. Through July 10. 513-752-2080; . Withamsville.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 1890-1940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 513-248-0324; Milford.


B & B Music Factory, 9 p.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, With Billy Carri. 513-831-5777. Milford.


Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m. Outlaw Sprint Night., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215; Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 9


Getting Started in Genealogy, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m. Topic: First Steps., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 513248-0700; Milford.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 513697-9173; Loveland.


Midsummer at the Meadows, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Tommy James and the Shondellers, and the Gamut., Miami Meadows Park, $5 parking. 513-248-3725; Milford. Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m. Annual car show features antique and classic cars as well as restored farming equipment., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Includes homemade ice cream in eight flavors made in 5-gallon, oldfashioned Amish-built churns. Also, barbecue sandwiches with “fixins,” homemade pie and cake. Through Aug. 13. 513-583-9676; Loveland.

Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m. Music by Steve free Band., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 513-752-1741. Union Township.


Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 513-831-1711. Union Township. Fossil Identification, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Dry Dredgers, non-profit group of individuals of all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise sharing an interest in fossils. Members of club identify fossils and share information about how to get more involved with fossil hunting. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 513-831-1711. Union Township. Saturday Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Splash, play and explore within boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to stream. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. 513-831-1711; Union Township.



Midsummer at the Meadows is 6-11 p.m. Friday July 8 and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Satuday, July 9, at Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131 in Miami Township. There will be food booths, carnival rides, a Kidz Fun Zone, teen activity areas and live music. Fireworks are at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Parking is $5. Visit or call 513-248-3725. Pictured at last year’s festival is Isabella Zimmerman (left), 4, of Milford and Gracie Hampton, 5, of Goshen play-fighting with glow swords. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


West Clermont Democrats Club, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Romeo’s Pizza, 637 Ohio Pike, Monthly meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by West Clermont Democrats Club. 513575-9546. Union Townshipo.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 513697-9173; Loveland.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 513732-2736; Batavia.

Bella Rose Jewelry Designs Trunk Show, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts, 16 Main St., Heidi Vitchner, local jewelry artist, features collection of designs on exhibit and for sale. 513-831-8300; Milford. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Antiques and Crafts on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of New Richmond, Front Street, Setup for dealers 7 a.m. Rain or shine. Family friendly. Free. 513-753-1909. New Richmond.


St. Thomas More JulyFest, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Pig roast dinner Sunday 1-8 p.m.; $8.50, $4.50 ages 12 and under. Music by Anna and Milovan, Them Bones and School of Rock Recital Sunday., St. Thomas More Church, Free. 513-752-2080; . Withamsville.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 513-248-0324; Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, Free. 513-683-5692; Loveland.


The Showboat Majestic presents “Forty-Second Street,” a celebration of Broadway and those putting on the shows, July 624. Musical numbers include “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Tickets are $17, $16, seniors and students. Call 513-241-6550 or visit Pictured are: Sara Dreibebis (Ensemble), left, Abby Wagner (Ensemble), Devi Reisenfeld (Ann Reilly “Anytime Annie”), and Abby Sheridan (Peggy Sawyer).


Digging Into Dirt, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through July 15., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Discover how dirt is made and how it is important. Search grounds for soil-dwelling creatures. Includes mud and clay crafts. Wear proper footwear and clothing. Ages 5-6. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 513-831-1711; Union Township. Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 15., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Combination of Survivor, Amazing Race and Survivorman. Campers take part in personal and noncompetitive team challenges in lesser-known portions of Long Branch‚Äôs woodlands. Ages 8-14. $305, $235 members. Registration required. 513-831-1711; Goshen Township.

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ART EXHIBITS Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 513-831-4192; Milford. FARMERS MARKET

Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 513697-9173; Loveland. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.


Epilepsy and the Workplace, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Dinner and discussion on how and what to say to your employer about your seizures. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 513-721-2905. Union Township.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Milford. Epilepsy Support Group, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. 513-721-2905; Miami Township.

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Astronomy Club Member’s Picnic, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Members only. Picnicking and star gazing. Bring side dish to share and whatever you and your family would like to grill. Ages 12 and up. Email for more information. Free. 513831-1711; Union Township.


Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 513732-2736; Batavia.


Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Join naturalist for stories, crafts and chance to explore nature. 513-876-9013; Batavia.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 513-528-1622; Mount Carmel.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave.513-921-1922. Anderson Township.


Clermont Family YMCA Pioneer Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 15., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Pioneer weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 6-8. $168, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 513-742-9622. Williamsburg Township. Clermont Family YMCA Rangers Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 15., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Rangers weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 9-11. $168, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 513-742-9622. Williamsburg Township. Clermont Family YMCA Aces Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 15., YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive, Aces weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 12-13. $168, $112 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 513-742-9622. Williamsburg Township.


The Goo Goo Dolls come to the PNC Pavilion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Guest is Michelle Branch. Tickets are $63, $51 and $33, plus fees. There will be a free pre show cookout. Visit or call 800-745-3000.



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Just you and me and our furry baby makes three At bedtime one night recently, my husband Tom said, “Not tonight Sweetie, I have a headache.” And he wasn’t referring to what you might think; he was referring to our dog Nosey sleeping on the bed. Now, we discussed where pets should sleep a few columns back, but haven’t addressed what pet ownership can mean to fledgling romantic relationships. When I was single and lived in a condo, I had a white teddy bear hamster named Squeaker Snow. He was the perfect single-girl pet. To make a long story short, my co-workers and I began a running joke about things like the martinis that Squeak was going to have waiting for me when I got home from work, what Squeak and I were going to have for dinner or what Squeak and I were going to do that weekend. It was all great, giggly

fun. At the same time there was a man I fancied w h o worked in another Marsie Hall division of Newbold the company. Marsie’s W e Menagerie seemed to have a mutual attraction, but he never asked me out. One day, we were having lunch together in the break room. “So, how long have you been married?” he asked, conversationally. I was surprised. “I’m not married,” I replied, “Where did you get that idea?” “Well, I always hear you talking about Squeak, so I just assumed,” he trailed off. You should have seen the look on his face when I


Being on the same page when it comes to pets can keep a relationship strong. Here, Marsie and Tom share some quality time with Nosey. explained that my “husband” was in fact, an albino rodent. So, needless to say I know firsthand how pets can come between two consenting adults. Doris Marks Callis of Mount Lookout also does. “I was unmarried and looking for three years,” she says. “I dated tons, but could never find someone who would embrace my zoo of three dogs and two cats. I was not willing to settle for someone who merely tolerated them like the guy who

said, ‘Sorry Babe, I’m just not a pet lover.’ “My pets are like children to me,” she explains. “So, I came up with a simple hurdle, I would only get married if I met someone I would rather wake up next to than my dog, Nancy.” It took some time, then she met “The Guy,” Marc. He was a kindred soul who owned a dog named Elvis to whom he was very attached. Now she wakes up next to him and Nancy and they all slept together happily until Elvis ran away. Jenny Durbin of Silverton is still miffed over one of her experiences. “I was dating a doctor,” she says, “And it was going really well until my puppy licked his hand and he freaked! ‘Is there a place where I can wash up?’ he asked holding his hand like it was on fire.” “Yes, your house,” I said. “It’s really hard to

Hugent o b l e r went back to the store that sold her the tires. “We got t h e m Howard Ain inspected Hey Howard! and they said the tires were fine. I would hope they’d be fine. When there are only 26,000, 27,000 miles on a tire you would hope they were fine, that they would last longer.” Hugentobler said she’s not sure what to do. One shop says she needs new tires. The other shop says the tires are perfectly fine. All she wants is to be safe. So I checked her tires and found two were made in 2007, and the other two were made in 2008. You can determine the age of the tire by checking the tire identification number on the sidewall of the tire. It begins with the letters “DOT,” and the last four dig-

its state the week and then the year in which the tire was manufactured. Federal regulators say the effects of aging may not be visible on a tire, but the age does matter. Hugentobler said, “I was pretty upset that they did that. The put two-year-old tires on an SUV that could destroy it if the tire went out.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said tires tend to last about six years from the date of manufacture, so Hugentobler should have a few years left on her tires. NHTSA said tire degradation occurs over time, mostly from chemical reactions. Generally, it said, your tire tread will wear out before aging becomes a concern – unless they were old when they were first put on your vehicle. However, spare tires are prone to aging problems because they are not generally rotated onto your car. They stay unused until needed and, depending on

know. She has been happily married for 13 years and her counsel is, “Make sure you are both on the same page about animals before you bring one home. Your pet, your relationships and ultimately your marriage will thank you!” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

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believe his reaction considering when we met it was at a nursery and I had a 20pound bag of manure on my shoulder. Right next to my head!” she giggles. Well, if dog slobber, pee or poop were poison, Jenny and I agree, we both would have been dead long ago; so Doctor Man probably didn’t assume room temperature because of his “injury.” My friend, Mona Bronson-Fuqua of Westwood, is one of the wisest people I

how long that is, when you do need them they may be hazardous – even if there is a lot of tread remaining. So, it’s not the tread you need to check on your spare tire, but the date it was manufactured because aging can impair the structural integrity of the tire. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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July 6, 2011

Grandkids ‘eyeing’ new potatoes in the garden When I was tillbeef roast, tied ing the garden the Small new potaother day, I accitoes, 1 to 11⠄2 pounds dentally tilled up Shallots: about a some potatoes. pound, peeled, They were tiny, of trimmed and cut in course, but darned half lengthwise cute and fit nicely Olive oil around an eye of Garlic powder Rita round roast beef Salt and pepper Heikenfeld that I made for dinner. Preheat oven to Rita’s kitchen I must have 400 degrees. Toss missed picking up potatoes and shalsome, though, because lots with a small amount of granddaughter, Eva, found oil and add salt and pepper two more when she was and a bit of garlic powder to helping hoe the rows. them. Pour onto rimmed She was excited to find baking sheet or roasting potatoes so soon (it’s always pan. a contest when the grandRub roast with a bit of oil kids dig potatoes to see who and season with salt, pepper can find them first, so Eva and garlic powder (not too won by default this year). much garlic powder) and She insisted we fry them, place in center of baking unpeeled and sliced, along- sheet or pan. side her morning eggs. That Surround with veggies. was fine with me as pota- Roast, tossing veggies occatoes have lots of potassium sionally, until beef registers and vitamin C. 130 degrees for medium rare, about 50 to 60 minutes or so. Roast beef with new Let meat rest, loosely potatoes and shallots covered with foil, about 10 Sunday dinner! minutes. Serves four. Gilding the lily: Toss 11⠄2 pounds eye of round potatoes and shallots with

2-3 tablespoons minced rosemary along with the other seasonings..

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topping: For Frances 3 oz. cream Ridge. I’ve made this cheese, room for years and it’s a temperature really good dressing. 2 tableNow it’s a little spoons butter, thinner than COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD softened Marzetti’s (they use Rita’s clone for Marzetti slaw dressing is equally good on salads as 11⠄2 teaxanthan gum which it is with cabbage. spoons vanilla helps make it thick, 1 cup powcreamy and stable) ries we have this year will but it’s made with common be made into a nice filling dered sugar ingredients you probably for tarts, since I don’t have Bring water, berries, have on hand. enough to make a batch of sugar, cornstarch and 2 I just whipped up a batch jam. today and served it over a I think I pruned the canes tablespoons butter to a boil. fresh tomato salad with back too far in early spring. Boil one minute, stirring green onions from the gar- As my husband Frank likes constantly. Remove from den. Yum! to say, “I can tell you weren’t heat and let cool. Stir together cream raised on a farm!� cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, Whisk together: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 package phyllo tart vanilla and powdered sugar. 1 Spoon filling into tart ⠄3 cup sugar shells, thawed or make your 2 3 tablespoons cider own pie shells in mini-muf- shells and top with dollop of vinegar fin tins with homemade or cream cheese mixture. Makes 15 to 20 tarts. 1 scant tablespoon Dijon store-bought pie crust Tips from Rita’s or regular mustard kitchen: The filling makes a Filling: 1 good topping, served warm, ⠄3 cup water Mini berry tarts over ice cream. 1 pint berries What few black raspber-

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â „4 cup distilled water â „4 cup unscented shampoo 1 teaspoon salt Essential oil for scenting (opt.) Food coloring (opt.) 1

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bed planted and they are doing good. When our daughter Deb has a family gathshe George ering always asks Rooks Dad for Ole g r e e n Fisherman onions. Another program we were watching about Ohio told about a family here in Ohio who raise blueberries. These folks had 80 acres of berries. They showed them using a mechanical picker working in the berries. The Rooster’s Orchard near Williams Corner has blueberries and blackberries that you can pick, so give them a call. Now down to a smaller plot of garden. The carrots we planted now need to be thinned, so we are eating young carrots and they are so tender. We have two more beds that will need thinned later. I told Ruth Ann I will make four new raised beds in the big garden next year and use all raised beds. They dry quicker than the big garden. I wrote about the Grange taking pop tabs to be sold and the money given to the School for the Deaf. Well after the deputies meeting in May, the Granges sold $1,500 of tabs. That is lots of drinking. Last Sunday evening the Bethel United Methodist Church had a special service. Taking several new members in and baptizing some. After the church service there was special music by Jimmy Dooley. His music was wonderful and such a fine person. The crowd enjoyed his music along with other activities in the parking lot. There was an ice cream social, along with popcorn, hot dogs, nachos and cheese, dill pickles on a stick and other things. The committees that set this up sure did a super job. Thanks! The Good Lord provided good weather for a wonderful evening after lots of rain in the morning. Don’t forget the Monroe Grange Ice Cream Social is Saturday, July 9, from 5 till 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Nicholsville south of Ohio 125 on Ohio 222. There will be sandwiches, pie, cake, soft drinks, water, coffee, and most important – homemade ice cream. Come and enjoy the evening. There will be a couple of raffles held, too. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.


Charles A. Hernandez graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The warrant officer is a rotary wing aviator with 12 years of military service.

He is the son of Millie E. Martin of Wood Brooke Court in Goshen Township. Hernandez graduated in 1999 from Goshen High School, and received an associate degree in 2010 from the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala.



509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:


Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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


You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service

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

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service


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

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



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



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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

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

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

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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


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

Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

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

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


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

9:30am 10:30am

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group



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

7:00pm 7:00pm

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

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


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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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


25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.




330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Bethel Nazarene Church


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

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

10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

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


Welcomes You

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

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM




Howdy folks, We saw the white deer again out of Bantam. The deer was in the soybean field enjoying the new beans that were about three inches tall. This deer is getting lots of attention. If you travel South Bantam Road just north of Ohio Pike, you can see this deer either eating or laying down enjoying the fresh beans. As you travel around keep a look out at the bean fields and be careful of deer crossing the roads, especially the does with babies. We have seen several fawns. Our black raspberries are about done. We planted eight plants last year and have picked about eight quarts this year. We got nine more plants from Grants Farm and Greenhouse to plant. These plants were extra good and should provide some good berries. They still have more berry plants. They also have lots of flowers, vegetable plants, shrubs, fruit trees, herbs, honey bee supplies, and mulch so go visit them. The garden is doing good in spite of the amount of rain. I told Ruth Ann I am so glad we have the raised beds. This year the big garden is so wet. If the vegetables grew as fast as the weeds do we would have a bumper crop. I was talking to a feller last week that fishes for catfish. He said he had caught a shovelhead catfish here at East Fork that weighed over 70 pounds. Now folks, that is a big fish, and has some age on it. That would take some extra strong tackle to land and a lot of time plus a big dip net. There are some extra big fish in the East Fork Lake. The stripers are getting big and will test your tackle before a person can land them. We have seen some extra big turtles. One that we saw, a big big tub would not fit over the shell, and one that we saw the turtle head was as big as my two hands put together and my hands are big. Now I am going to own up to it, some folks have gotten ripe tomatoes before us and that is fine. The best tomatoes are the ones you pick out of your own garden. The wind has blown the pepper plants over, so we got some of the small wire tomato cages and put over them. Boy, did that help keep them standing straight. We were watching a program last week about California. They showed a feller that raised onions. He had 1,500 acres of onions. I like onions, but that would be too many for me. Now speaking of onions, we have the third

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

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


White deer seen in bean fields


July 6, 2011

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142


101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



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



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


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

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

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July 6, 2011

Take precautions in summer heat

Summer nearly always tortures us with at least a few days of dangerously high temperatures. Unfortunately, the extreme heat started early this year and I am sure there is more to come. That can mean serious trouble if you don’t follow the rules of heat safety. Severe illness and even death can occur from dehydration, or when a person’s body is overcome by heat and the stress is too great for the heart. It is especially dangerous for older adults who are the most vulnerable. The early warning signs include feeling hot and uncomfortable, a lack of energy or loss of appetite. These mild signs are not

a cause for alarm unless they are persistent. Other signs are more serious. Older adults are advised to call their physician or seek other medical help if any of the following occur: Dizziness, rapid heartbeat, chills, diarrhea, nausea, throbbing headache, dry skin (no sweating), chest pain, great weakness, mental changes, breathing problems, vomiting or cramps. If there are changes in consciousness or high body temperature, call 9-1-1 immediately. The following tips for avoiding heat stress are provided by the Center for Environmental Physiology as a way to stay cool and safe in the heat:

• Spend as much time as you can in cooler surroundings, such as a cooler room in the house, a shopping mall, senior centers (call us for one near you), public libraries or movie theaters. • Take cooling baths and showers. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays. • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. However, don’t assume that you are safe because you drink a lot. You may be losing body fluid at a rate that cannot be restored. • Slow down. Physical activity

produces body heat. Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors, and use a buddy system when working in excessive heat. • Watch what you eat. Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid hot foods and watch salt use. Do not take “salt tablets” without your doctor’s permission. • Check on those who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat • Use air conditioners. This can provide life-saving relief from heat stress, especially if someone has a medical condition like heart disease. Cooling with fans may be helpful. However, be cautious

Linda when it is extremely hot, since a perEppler son can actually gain body heat by Community Press blowing very hot air over the body. Guest If you cannot Columnist afford your summer electric bill, there may be help available. Some seniors may qualify for limited assistance with their electric bill through HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program). For more information, contact Clermont County Community Services at 732-2277. Linda Eppler is the director of communications and lifelong learning for Clermont Senior Services.

WaterBark open in Miami Twp. By Mary Dannemiller

HOME BUYING 2011 Summer Seminars

If you are thinking about purchasing a home soon this seminar is for you. You will have the opportunity to hear and speak to professionals in the fields of: • Lending • Real Estate • Insurance

Do not miss this opportunity. Call today!

Panel Leader and Host, Jean Strohofer Guardian Savings Bank, FSB 560 Ohio Pike 513-528-8787 to register, space is limited. Begins 9:30 -1:00, every Saturday from July 9, through July 30, 2011.

MIAMI TWP. - There’s a new place to cool down your hot dog this summer. James Pottebaum has added a water park just for dogs called Beagle Bay WaterBark to his Kennel Resorts property at 5823 Meadowview Drive. Dogs can dive, swim and dodge water cannons. “It’s built out of a fountain that shoots about 20 feet high in the air and we have water cannons that shoot out into the open so the dogs can bite at the water,” Pottebaum said. “There are also two waterfalls.” Kennel Resorts has a dry

dog park, a dog golf course and offers other activities and services for dogs and their owners, but Pottebaum said he wanted to give the dogs another way to cool off this summer. “We’re always looking for new attractions and trying to do new things,” he said. “This is great for the dogs in the summer when they’re hot and it’s so hot out. When the sun is shining, there’s a mist that blows off the fountain and it makes a rainbow.” Kennel Resorts requires all dogs who use their facilities to pass temperament tests. “They’re tested for temperament with my dog, who is an old calm dog, and if

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Beagle Bay WaterBark at Kennel Resorts features water cannons that shoot water out over the lake. they do well with my dog, they’re tested in a pack of three or four,” he said. “All the dogs also have to be up to date on their vaccinations.” Even those who don’t have dogs or are scared of dogs are welcome to come

the park to watch the dogs frolic in the water, Pottebaum said. “We have a sitting point out here where you can sit if you’re afraid of dogs because it’s just fun to watch them,” he said. “I would encourage everyone

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RELIGION Belfast United Methodist Church

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Church members are hosting it’s Community Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9. This homecooked meal is free, and the public is invited to come and enjoy the good food and fellowship. Donations are welcomed. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 625-8188 or Rev. Doug Ervin at 513-300-2299.

Faith United Methodist Church

The Men’s Group will sponsor a yard sale July 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information call. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia; 732-2027.

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Monroe Township-wide yard sale Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement. Lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendors are welcome to set up in the church yard at no cost. The church is at 1888 Laurel Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

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Alexandra Hytree cuts squares of colored tape to use to make a flower during craft camp.

Daniel Goff shows off a fish he caught during Miami Township’s fishing camp.

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Claire Striet chose purple tape to make her flower during craft camp.

Miami Twp. summer camps a hit Children in Miami Township are spending their summers doing everything from catching fish to launching water balloons in the township’s summer camps. The township offers about 50 summer camps for children age pre-school to 13 about everything from how to skateboard to a magic camp where they learn basic tricks from McCormick Elementary School teacher Jason Jacobs. The camps range in price from $25 to $125 for a week-long session. For more information and a full list of camps, visit

Brett Hogan watches the water balloon he shot out of a slingshot fly through the air at Miami Township’s outdoor adventures camp.


Steven Wood waits patiently for a fish at Miami Meadows Park. Wood caught three fish during the first two days of camp.

Brooke Smith cuts pieces of tape to make a flower during craft camp at the Leming House.

Miami Township summer camp counselor Bruce Burnetti shows his campers how to handle a catfish.

Trevor Puckett and Andy Osborn brace themselves during a game of dodge ball.

Alex Paumier shoots a water balloon out of a slingshot.

Thomas Hoxworth launches a ball toward the opposing team during a game of dodge ball at the outdoor adventures camp at Paxton Ramsey Park.




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Clermont Co businesses honored for excellence When it comes to manufacturing excellence, three Clermont County companies are among the 15 best in the Tristate, according to an independent panel of judges determining winners of “Cincy Magazine’s” fifth annual Manny Awards. The awards recognize companies that have shown success in five key areas: Creating great workplaces, designing new products, making breakthroughs, charting growth and creating jobs. Eagle Coach Co. of Pierce Township, Interplex Medical of Miami Township, and Melink of Union Township were among the companies honored during a ceremony at Xavier University’s Cintas Center June 6. Eagle Coach is recognized for new job creation. In 2010, the company spent $700,000 to add production

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capacity for a line of executive and funeral limousines, creating 30 new jobs. With a total workforce of 94, the company is poised for continued growth. “We’re optimistic about 2011 and the momentum we gained in 2010 taking us forward,” said Eagle Coach President Tim Lautermilch. “We are pleased to have nominated Eagle Coach for this award, and we’re thrilled that all three of these companies have been recognized for their achievements,” said Clermont Commission President Ed Humphrey. “Clermont County has purposely focused on maintaining a business-friendly environment in order to promote economic development; the number of current and past Manny winners is a testament to the success that businesses can achieve with a Clermont County loca-


Manny Award winners are, from left: Tim Lautermilch, Eagle Coach CEO; David Boezi, Melink VP of Renewable Energy Solutions; Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey; and Matthew Otten, Interplex Medical VP of Business Development. tion.” Interplex Medical is recognized for new product development and innovation. The company has codeveloped a stent-delivery device that can be used in both vascular and non-vascular stent delivery applica-

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BUSINESS NOTES Allstate opens new agency in Milford

Allstate Exclusive Agent Dustin Wolford, owner of the Raines-Wolford Agency, is partnering with Allstate Insurance Co. to open a new office at 1149 Ohio 131, Suite C, in Milford. Agency staff can be reached by calling 248-1201. “My staff and I are excited about the opening of our new office,” said Wolford. “This is a full-service insurance agency, offering a complete line of insurance products and service for our customers to help them protect the things that are important to them, whether it’s their car or home, or investment planning for the future.” The agency offers auto, property, life insurance, as well as protection for motorcycles, boats, motor homes, recreational vehicles and businesses.

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fastest growing companies in the nation for the past four years. Melink has increased its revenue by 39 percent to $17 million since 2007 and has added 15 new jobs; revenue for 2011 is expected to be $30 million as the company moves aggressively to add the renewable energy market to

The Howell Rehab Center and therapist Jeff Angeline M.Ed, LPT, ATC/L, have brought aquatic physical therapy to Milford/Miami Township, providing area residents with an alternative approach to combating arthritis and rehabilitating injuries. Angeline’s facility in the Mulberry Square Shopping Center houses a Hydroworx therapy pool, complete with underwater treadmill, underwater video monitoring and deep tissue massage capabilities. Variable jets allow for a wide array of resistance exercises. The jets can be turned up to speeds that allow for swimming in an endless pool. According to The Arthritis Foundation, 33 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a breakdown of the protective cartilage that cushion the ends of bones coming together to form a joint. Aquatic exercises have been shown to combat the negative effects of joint stress associated with weight-bearing exercise, while still allowing use of the affected joints. It provides further benefits by decreasing blood pressure, improving superficial circulation and blood

flow through the extremities, increasing the metabolic rate, improving ease of joint movement, decreasing pain sensitivity, relaxing muscles, and increasing muscle strength. For more information about OA and aquatic physical therapy, Call Angeline at 575-PTPT (7878).

PrideStaff honored with leadership award

Michael Eckelman, franchisee/strategic-partner of the Cincinnati East PrideStaff office on Ohio 28 in Milford, was honored with a PrideStaff President’s Circle Award recently. The award acknowledges PrideStaff franchisees and company managers who have grown their staffing offices and exceeded revenue objectives for the year. “We are so happy to have reached this significant achievement. We have our clients in the local community to thank,” said Eckelman. “In a competitive industry like staffing, we at PrideStaff have prided ourselves on the fact that success results from listening to our customers, understanding their needs and developing creative solutions to the problems they face.” “We will continue to work to the best of our ability to meet the needs of employers here in the Cincinnati East community, and to place talented people with clients to improve their efficiency, control costs and get their work done,” Eckelman said. “We are determined to continue living our mission statement: Consistently provide client experiences focused on what they value most.” For more information about PrideStaff, call Michael Eckelman at 513334-4040.

Cahall inducted into ‘Topper Club’

Jarad Cahall, agent with Farmers Insurance of Milford, has been inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” of top sales producers. Cahll has been recognized by Farmers for outstanding sales acheivements in 2010. Cahall represents Farmers Insurance locally through Farmers Insurance of Milford, 962 Lila Ave.

Bella Rose Jewelry Design Trunk Show

AllyBeads Jewelry & Gifts in Milford will host local jewelry artist Heidi Vitchner in a Bella Rose Jewelry Design Trunk Show featuring a collection of Vitchner’s original wire and beaded jewelry on exhibit and for sale. The event is free and open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at 16 Main St. “I have been making jewelry for the past five years,” said Vitchner. “It started as a hobby and quickly resulted in my passion. I strive for an eclectic style and enjoy working with a variety of materials from copper, brass and silver to lampwork beads and more. With an ever-changing style, I bring my customers something new and surprising on a regular basis.” Vitchner will be available during the trunk show to discuss her artistic process, including her entry into making her own silver pieces that she incorporates with other beads and findings for one-of-a-kind designs. The event will feature works in a variety of price points to meet everyone’s needs. For more information, call AllyBeads at 513-8318300 or visit

Local engineering firm recognized

EEC (Eta Engineering Consultants, PSC) of Milford was recognized at the Ohio Masonry Association’s 24th annual Award of Excellence in Masonry Design program for their work on the Argillite Fire Station & Community Center. EEC received the 2011 Public Service Merit Design Award. Brian Horsley, project manager, received the award. EEC is a multi-discipline engineering firm with offices in Catlettsburg, Ky., and Cincinnati that provides a full range of professional and technical services to business and industry, primarily in the energy sector. EEC provides solutions to industry challenges through consulting, engineering, design and project management.




MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Brett J. Wrightsman, 28, 60 Melody Lane, theft, June 14. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, June 15. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, June 15. Anthony Short, 18, 5508 Timber Court, underage consumption, June 16.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Screen in door was cut at 1637 Fairway Crest, June 13. Metal damaged on coin washer/dryer units at 14 Meadows, June 14. Holes punched in walls at 969 Ohio 28 No. 90, June 14. Eggs thrown at residence at 5327 Oak Crest, June 15. Mailbox damaged at 5657 Sherwood, June 16. Vehicles damaged at 5479 Country Lane, June 17.

Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at vehicles and driveway was “toilet papered” at 1553 Wild Cherry, June 15.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 6692 Coke Ave., June 17.

Domestic violence

At Valley Forge, June 15.






Brenda Sue Chappuis, 63, of Milford died June 25. Survived by mother, Della Lainhart; daughter, Teresa (Robert) Eaton; son, Billy “Bubby” Castle; grandchildren Nicole, Andrew, Jessica and Kelly; great-grandchildren Pierce, Addiline, Landen and Delaine Sue; nephews Michael and Tim DeHart; and niece, Donna McFarland. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Chappuis; father, Braodus A. DeHart; and brother, Leon DeHart. Services were June 28 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to; Susan G. Komen Greater Cincinnati, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240


Sylvia Fern Haste

Sylvia Fern Haste, 82, of Goshen died June 23. Survived by children Sandra (late Arnold) Collins and Terry (Doranett) Haste; grandchildren Serena (Jeff) Hembree, Athena (Eric) McQuitty, Travis and Joshua Collins, Karey Alderson and Paige Haste; greatgrandchildren Jesse (Bhelle) Costello, Amanda Collins, Tiffany and Timmy McIntosh, Trace and Trent Collins and Hayley Wilson; and sister-in-law, Jenny Siglock. Preceded in death by husband, Fred L. Haste; and brother, Albert H. Siglock. Services are 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, at Evans Funeral Home, 1944 Ohio 28, Goshen.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1285 Pebble Brook No. 3, June 17.


Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $50 at Ohio 28, June 13. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $51 at U.S. 50, June 13. Jewelry taken from Meijer; $114 at Ohio 28, June 14. AC units and condensers taken; $60,000 at 1003 Tech Drive, June 14. Candy bars taken from Circle K; $5 at Ohio 28, June 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $39.34 at U.S. 50, June 16. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $500 at 943 Creek Knoll Drive, June 16. Tires taken from Firestone; $60 at Ohio 28, June 16. Fishing gear, jewelry, computer, etc. taken; $7,400 at 1596 Ohio 131, June 16. Two AC units taken; $12,000 at 1015 Ohio 28, June 16. Medication taken at 5913 Grey Wolf, June 16. Camera taken from classroom at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, June 16. A Blackberry taken from vehicle; $671 at 1736 Millbrook Lane, June 17.

Krantz; and sister, Mildred Sroufe. Services were June 30 at St. Angela Merici-St. Patrick Chapel, Fayetteville.

Clifford Schatzman

Clifford Schatzman, 78, of Camp Dennison died June 22. Survived by children Cliff Jr., Craig (Robyn) and Judy Schatzman; grandchildren Samantha, Craig Jr., Paige and Jacob Schatzman and Jason and Michael Hopkins; and siblings Richard, Anne, Ruby, Norman and Loretta. Preceded in death by wife, Irene Schatzman. Services were June 30 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: The American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Linda Lee Schulte

Linda Lee Schulte, 67, of Goshen Township died June 23.


Signature forged to obtain drugs at Meijer Pharmacy at Ohio 28, June 17. iPod taken from boat; $50 at 867 Miami Ridge, June 17.





Nicholas S. Benhase, 22, 10 Lila Chateau No. 11, warrant, June 22. Amanda J. Byrd, 33, 901 Edgecombe Drive, contempt of court, June 21. Brandon Fulton, 19, 599 Berdale Lane, underage consumption, June 23. Rachel E. Spurlock, 18, 907 Blackburn Drive, underage consumption, June 23. Bryan Stapleton, 25, 4602 Lakeland Drive, warrant, June 20. Robert Taylor, no age given, 2160 Fulton Ave., warrant, June 21.

Incidents/investigations Damaging

Vehicle damaged by fireworks at 5 Robbie Ridge, June 21.

Deception to obtain drugs

False prescription filled at pharmacy at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, June 22.


Customer and manager caused disturbance at 824 Main St., June 22.

Survived by son, Tom (Patty) Schulte; daughters Tina Schulte and Constance (Larry) Naber; brothers David, Harold and Eddie Fry; sister, Mary Louise Schulte Richardson; and grandson, Benjamin Naber. Preceded in death by parents Harold and Edna (nee Baldwin) Fry; husband, Daniel Schulte; and brother, Donald Fry. Services were June 27 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland.

Three females in canoe were rescued by Water Rescue area of Terrace Park Country Club at South Milford Road, June 21.

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Juvenile, 14, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 16, marijuana possession. Juvenile, 15, marijuana possession. Melissa Witt, 42, 1711 Arundel Court, assault.

Incidents/investigations Burglary At 211 Gateway, June 12.


At 418 Redbird Drive, June 21.

Michael (Terry Pohlman) Titmuss and Kathy (Charlie) Titmuss-Smith; grandchildren Abby (Brandon) Townsend and Will and Jackson Smith. Services were July 1 at Mason United Methodist Church. Memorials to: The charity of the donor’s choice, as Stan gave to charities throughout his life.

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

In Memoriam Thank you for your kind words and support. Samuel Foster


On June 13th, 2011, after a sudden illness, Samuel Foster was called home to be with his parents, Forrest Virgil Foster and Bertha Lee (Dryden) Foster of Winchester, Ohio. Sam was 67 years old at the time of his death. Left behind to join him later is Carol, His wife of 48 years, two daughters, Sandra Kay Foster of Bethel, Ohio, Sherri Lynn Meisberger of Williamsburg, Ohio, and a son-in-law, Wes Meisberger. He was a devoted grandfather of three grandsons, Eric Samuel Weber of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jacob Forrest And Caleb Paul Morgan of Williamsburg, Ohio and one granddaughter Nicole Elyse Weber of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other members of his immediate family are: a brother and sisterin-law, Richard Dale and Nancy Ann Foster of Bethel, Ohio, and a sister Forresta Lee Foster of Winchester, Ohio and a niece Patti Gullett, also of Bethel. The family of Sam Foster would like to thank everyone for all their kind words and loving support during the recent passing of a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and Friend. Sam was a simple farm boy from Winchester, Ohio, who was a hardworking man who always put his family first. He had two daughters he loved and a wife Carol that he referred to as his best friend. He would often joke about how hard it was to live in a house full of women so you can only imagine the joy he had when he was blessed with three grandsons. Not that this kept his one and only granddaughter from wrapping him around her little finger. He was proud to find out that his youngest grandson, Caleb had recently joined the Navy and was testing to become a Navy Seal. Sam loved his grandkids and enjoyed letting them do the things he knew their mothers would never allow. Sam worked and retired from General Motors. He worked at the Norwood Plant until it closed. He then transferred to Baltimore, Maryland then to the Dayton plant where he finished up his retirement. Sam enjoyed going to McDonalds every morning to have coffee and swap stories with his buddies. Those of you who knew Sam knew he was a prankster and liked to tease and torment . He would pick at a person until they would want to slug him, but yet they still considered him a good friend. They knew all they needed to do was ask, and Sam would do whatever he could for them. Within the week that Sam was ill, countless friends came to the house and hospital to see him. Each one had a story to tell. They would offer help or words of comfort. They would tell how lucky they were to have Sam for a friend, and how much he meant to them. It was obvious that Sam collected friends as well as antiques. If you measure a man’s worth by his friends he was rich beyond belief. Sam liked to go to yard sales and flea markets. There wasn’t a weekend that went by that you didn’t see him and Carol out looking for a bargain. His real love was his Harley. Sam was a member of the Shriner’s Escort Group where he would ride his Harley in the parades. He was also a member of the Bethel Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Scottish Rite. Along with family there are countless neighbors and friends that have suffered a loss that cannot be replaced, Sam will be missed greatly by everyone who knew him. Donations in Sam’s honor can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children 3229 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 CE-1001649100-01


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Breaking and entering

Dog bite

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Stanley Irwin Titmuss, 77, formerly of Milford died June 24. He was employed by State Farm for 50 years. Survived by wife of 55 years, Sue Ann Stoffer Titmuss; children

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Violation of protection order

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Medication taken from vehicle at BMV lot at 1007 Lila Ave., June 21. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, June 22. Gasoline not paid for at 702 Main St., June 22. Entry made into vehicle at 26 Chateau, June 23. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $15 at 100 Chamber Drive, June 23. Lawn decoration taken; $25 at 514 Cooper, June 23.

Larry Anthony Toadvine, 46, of Milford died June 24. Survived by parents Samuel Larry and Patricia Louise Hickey Toadvine; siblings Bryan (Jamie) and Shawn Toadvine; nieces and nephews Noah, Abi, Brie and Ellie Toadvine; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by brother, Steven Toadvine. Services were June 29 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.


Lawrence Henry Krantz

Lawrence Henry Krantz, 93, of Fayetteville died June 26. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. Survived by sisters Agnes Brown, Marie Crone, Helen Quallen and Catherine Bauer; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by mother, Mamie Barnickle; father, Albert




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Hazel Colette Heuer

Hazel Colette Heuer, 92, of Miami Township died June 23. Survived by son, Douglas Heuer; daughter, Deborah (David Bowers) Heuer; sister, Thais (Robert) Rumble; grandchildren Keely, Eric and Kevin Heuer; Heuer special nephew, Craig (Sheryl) Neuman; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Charles and Elizabeth (nee Bramer) Maguire; husband, George F. Heuer; sister, Laverna (Henry) Neuman; and niece, Karen Rumble. Services were July 5 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland.


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Steve and Rita Sedmak Happy Anniversary!



On the record

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


Randall Bryant Sr., et al. vs. Brynttainy K. Lyon, et al., other tort. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. vs. Dereck Hacker, other tort. American Family Insurance Co., et al. vs. Joshua D. Rogers, other tort. Greg V. Inboden vs. Marsha Ryan, et al., worker’s compensation. David H. Lower vs. Stephen Buehrer/Victor E. Johnson, worker’s compensation. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Darlene M. Nichols, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Dawna Findley, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. David M. Smith, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Barbara A. Berry, et al., foreclosure. Residential Credit Solutions Inc. vs. Theodore L. Vaive, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co. vs. Michael Brewer, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gerald W. Warner, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Eric M. Murrell, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Allison Houlton, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Samuel L. Phillips, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Ernest H. Matthews, et al., foreclosure.

J. Robert True Treasurer of Clermont County vs. James D. Shelton, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Henry Luke, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jerry P. Siekbert, et al., foreclosure. Unifund CCR Partners vs. Jean M. Gullage, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Joan M. Sontag, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. David E. Gast, et al., foreclosure. MidFirst Bank vs. Chester Edwards, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Michael B. Stoner, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Tonya Siegrist, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Edward R. Shannon, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Sherrill P. Hondorf, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Robb S. Sartori, et al., foreclosure. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Scott T. Regan, et al., foreclosure. City National Bank vs. David C. Robinson, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Joseph M. Miller, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Deborah L. Brokamp, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Glenn J. Napier, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Kelly C. Wiedenbein, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Marc Holland, et al., foreclosure. Clermont Chili Co. Inc. vs. Brandy N.

Brown, et al., administrative appeal. Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Louise Homan, other civil. Ronald T. Fricke Jr. vs. Sound Body Inc./Jaime Brenkus, other civil. Spitz Electric Inc. vs. Karetakers of America LLC, other civil. BAT Erectors LLC vs. Valor Construction Co. Inc., et al., other civil. Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Jacquelyn G. Richey, other civil. Michael Andrew Dunham, et al. vs. U.S. Bank NA, other civil. State of Ohio Ex Rel / Barbara Hartman vs. Christopher Tetrault, et al., other civil. Wolfgang Grossmann vs. Educational Community Radio Inc./Donald F. Littman, other civil. Michael Goodlett vs. Mike Castrucci Ford Inc., other civil. Pride Acquisitions LLC vs. Creta F. Bowling, other civil.


Matthew T. Anoai vs. Amanda M. Anoai Laura M. Elrod vs. Jason E. Elrod Heather Hattan vs. Shannon Hattan Kelli L. Dean vs. Paul A. Dean Sr. Tara Parker vs. Frank C. Parker III Jonathan Bien vs. Jennifer Bien Amanda M. Roberts vs. Brandon B. Roberts Candy S. Fraizer vs. David W. Botkin Harold T. Michael vs. Sandra G. Michael Ann F. Fangman vs. Roger P. Fangman Lee A. Miracle vs. Johnny R. Miracle Teresa Stamm vs. William R. Stamm Robert Milum Jr. vs. Kendra A. Milum


Julie K. Combs vs. Brian G. Combs Thelma J. Martin vs. Joseph L. Martin Dena H. Marksberry vs. Robert M. Rose Zachary R. Helton vs. Elizabeth B. Helton Rebecca S. Littrell vs. Phillip S. Littrell Jr. Barbara J. Prebble vs. Jeffrey W. Prebble Pamela R. Henegar vs. Michael L. Henegar Cheryl Kestel vs. Martin A. Kestel III Constance S. Scollard vs. Thomas Scollard


The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jerry Lee Benshoof Jr., 31, 5610 Day Drive, Milford, burglary, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, Owensville Police Department. Hope N. Thompson, 26, 700 University Lane No. 104, Batavia, grand theft. Department of Jobs and Family Services. Jeremy Don Perkins, 39, 2272 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, non-support of dependants, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. David Lawrence Maggard, 34, 204 Portland Blvd., Portland, TN non-support of dependants, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement.

Brandon Derrick Vance, 34, 509 S. Main St., Franklin, Ohio non-support of dependants, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. David Franklin Banks, 55, 4390 Eastwood Drive No. 3206 (jail), Batavia, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, ethnic intimidation, aggravated menacing, inducing panic, using weapons while intoxicated, Union Township Police. Clayton B. McCart, 27, 364 St. Andrews Drive Apt E (jail), Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. Ashley Diane McCart, 26, 364 St. Andrews Drive Apt E (jail), Cincinnati, for robbery, Union Township Police. Steven Russell Wade, 26, 3404 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, robbery, Union Township Police. Mark D. Kennedy, 24, 5304 Monterey Road, Batavia, robbery, Union Township Police. Larry D. Cloud, 30, 464 Piccadilly Sq. Apt. E (jail), Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, theft, kidnapping, robbery, Union Township Police. Jeremy J. Kelley, 21, 676 Holiday Drive, Cincinnati, burglary, Union Township Police. James T. Sturdevant, 22, 4481 Forest Tr., Cincinnati, burglary, Union Township Police. Jessica Lynne Brunelle, 22, Clermont Co. Jail, tampering with evidence, possession of heroin, possession of drug abuse instruments, Miami Township Police.

Roderick Thomas Jr., 22, 859 Summerfield Lane, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Miami Township Police. Sonya M. Hewett, 4306 Batavia Meadows No. 22, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, Miami Township Police. Henry Thomas Haas, 22, 4137 Gordon, Cincinnati, aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, driving under suspension, Miami Township Police. Starlina Kay Gober, 30, 1296 White Oak Road Bld 3 Apt 6, Amelia, receiving stolen property, New Richmond Police/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Michael Lasley, 20, 3418 Ohio 132 Apt. 2, Amelia, breaking and entering, New Richmond Police/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Sean Bernard, 21, 40 Lucy Run No. 9, Amelia, breaking and entering, New Richmond Police/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Pamela Jean Cooper, 26, 1420 Rose Hill Road (jail), Hamersville, aggravated burglary, theft of drugs, robbery, Felicity Police. Dawn Marie Engle, 45, 221 Union St. (jail), New Richmond, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bethel Police. Adam Lester Gregory, 18, Clermont Co. Jail, burglary, Pierce Township Police.

Chris & Denise Knight, 6.4800 acre, $160,000. 2189 Cedarville Road, Beth Ann Johnson & Donnie Meece to Federal National Mortgage Assoc, 1.0000 acre, $84,199. Christopher Drive, David Pullman to Stephen & Mary Roush, 4.3600 acre, $35,000. 2742 Jackson Pike, April Kincaid & Alan Harland to Vince Crowthers, 5.3220 acre, $180,000.

6558 Newtonsville Road, Mattie Coffey to Tina & Harold Grosnickle Jr., 5.0000 acre, $50,000. 6016 Newstonsville Hutchinson Road, U.S. Bank NA ND to Michael Hollingsworth, 0.7740 acre, $7,600. 6219 Newtonsville Road, Douglas & Tanja Fullbeck to Alan & Jin Hui Dulle, 1.0000 acre, $142,000. 6807 Ohio 727, Tomilson Wamsley, et al. to The Huntington National Bank, 0.3210 acre, $63,334. 6159 Taylor Pike, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Agnes Cole, 5.0490 acre, $129,900. 6652, 6654, 6656 Garrison Spurling, Thurmon Anderson to Judy Simms, 1.5300 acre, $57,000. Graham Road, Phyllis Marie Allen to Michael & Arva Ross, 5.0000 acre, $11,500. Johnson Road, Locust Grove Farms to Robert Feck Sr., 5.0000 acre, $31,250. 6446 Ohio 133, Larry & Kris Gaddis to Elizabeth Earick, $25,000.

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


7236 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Roland & Paula Griffie to Patrick Patterson, 0.5730 acre, $32,000. 6830 Goshen Road, Danny & Michelle Dospod to U.S. Bank NA, as trustee, 1.6400 acre, $50,000. 1509 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Sean Quinlan & Kristie Ricciotti, $109,995. 1513 Quarterhorse Circle, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Joshua Campbell, $99,995.


991 Caribou Run Lane, Chelisa & Billy McCord Jr. to Andrew & Lisa Morgan, 0.5645 acre, $190,000. 1202 East Glen Echo Lane, Kelly Eichmann to HSBC Bank USA

NA, 0.2150 acre, $135,000. 1478 Foxtale Court, Chris & Lori Blum to Tonya Bushman, trustee, 0.2940 acre, $178,300. 6070 Jerry Lee Drive, Mark Webster & Shawn Debord to Robin Dejager Kennedy, $111,000. 5611 Kay Drive, Daniel Lee Broyles to Donald Broyles Jr., $40,000. 5897 Meadow Lark Court, Joel & Heather Peschke to Thomas & Misty Winkler, $203,000. 5817 Monassas Run Road, Joshua & Jenna Smith to Ronald & Sheila May, 0.2900 acre, $129,000. 1401 Muirfield Lane, Martha Mollohan to Nancy Kowatsch, $162,000. 979 Paxton Lake Drive, Robert & Linda Fulcher to David & Dayna Sargent, 0.4370 acre, $325,000. 5968 Roan Road, Dennis & Clarine Pollard to CitiMortgage Inc., $174,912. 1090 Sophia Drive, Greycliff Development LLC to NVR Inc., $55,000. 1082 Sophia Drive, NVR, INC. to Derek & Katie McDaniel, $259,025.

5622 Wittmer Meadows Drive, NVR, INC. to Ryan Thornley, 0.3079 acre, $181,435. 1521 Woodstrail Lane, Daniel & Sara Dyer, trustees to Sabrina Mills, 0.4700 acre, $459,000.


108 Cleveland Ave., Raymond Sheakley, trustee to Dorothy Sheakley, 0.1970 acre, $205,000. 119 Laurel Avenue, Frederick Siemers, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.7200 acre, $80,000. 225 Miami Lakes Drive, Peggy & Pierson Davis to Dale & Elaine Beeler, $192,000. 351 Fencerail Way No. M, William Condon to Wayne & Beverly Johnson, $115,000. 932 Lila Avenue, Lila Avenue Holdings LLC to NC Pharmacy LLC, 1.6200 acre, $1,000,000. 29 Miami Lakes Drive, Rita Snook to Robert & Anne Poleon, $168,000. 521 Belt Street, Federal National

Mortgage Assoc. to Jacqueline Kohake & Tiffany McBeath, 0.2580 acre, $51,500. 5 Kenny Court, Your Future Properties LLC to Eric & Karen Derflinger, $325,000. 133 Mound St., Mark Bittner to Martin Hettich & Nina Urban-Hettich, 0.1148 acre, $175,000.


439 Newtonsville Road, Gary Ray, executor to Terry Couch, 0.4550 acre, $31,500.


5091 Benton Road, Wylene Greenlee to Carol Mansfield, $80,000. 1775 Mackenzie Trace, Daniel & Peggy Bullard to HSBC Mortgage Corp., 5.0100 acre, $153,334. 5787 Baas Road, PNC Mortgage to


2636 Ohio 131, Joshua Miller to Steven & Krista Walker, 0.5200 acre, $96,000. 5860 Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road, Estate of Billie Jean Loyd to Jermone Cegiel, 0.7200 acre, $95,000. 2717 Spring Hill Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Anthony Couch, 5.1100 acre, $72,000. 6467 Hunt Road, James Saylor to Jacob Hunley, 2.5000 acre, $10,000.


On August 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Central Office Improvements. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, no later than August 3, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. at 65 South Market St., Batavia, Ohio. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 1001649389 LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF OHIO CLERMONT COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO VACATE SUBDIVISION LOT (OHIO REVISED CODE §711.25) The Pierce Township Board of Trustees, having enacted Resolution # 11-005 on June 27, 2011, hereby gives notice, by and through its undersigned legal counsel, of its intention to vacate and remove Lot 10 from the Recorded Plat of Sycamore Green Subdivision, currently located at Plat Cabinet 9, Pages 58 and 59 of the records of the Clermont County Recorder. Pierce Township and its Board of Trustees give this notice pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §711.25. Frances S. Kelly Law Director, Pierce Township

LEGAL NOTICE Shalon Mitchell whose last known address was 495 Old Boston Road, Batavia, OH (Unit 403) and Kimberly Foster whose last known address was 100 Universtiy Lane Apt 101, Batavia, OH (Unit202) and Chuck Pierce whose last known address was P. O. Box 141114, Cincinnati, OH (Unit 322) and Joe Fisher whose last known address 1863 N. Woodland, Fayetteville, OH (Units 229,315) and Patricia Ray whose last known address was 515 E. Main Street, Batavia, OH 45103 (Unit 216) and Chuck Engle whose last known address was 3197 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, OH (Units 112 &203 ) . You are hereby notified that your personal property now in storage at Batavia Heights Storage, 1014 Hospital Drive, Batavia, OH, may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses within 15 days from the date of this notice. If at the end of 15 days items are not claimed, we reserve the right to dispose of stored property at our discretion. The last day to claim your property is July 13, 2011. 1001648904


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