Page 1


B1 Your Community Press newspaper serving Miami Township and Milford

Web site:



We d n e s d a y, J u l y 1 5 , 2 0 0 9

Diana Deimling

Vol. 29 No. 27 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Thanks for voting

Clermont County residents have made their choice for the very best in The Community Press’ first annual Readers’ Choice Awards. We’re counting thousands of votes and will announce the winners in a special publication in August. Winners of the Kings Island tickets won’t have to wait, however. Those local residents will be announced in next week’s Milford-Miami Advertiser.

Win up to $500 cash!

July 13-20, we're giving away $75 a day and two grand prizes of $500 each. Check the site to see if you're a winner! More info: cincycontests

Clermont moms share recipes

Whether it’s a refreshing fruit dip or a delicious pie, every family has that one dish they always bring to the family picnics and holiday parties. has pulled some of the Tristate’s tastiest dishes together for their Summer 2009 cookbook. FULL STORY, B1

And they’re off

Do you know where this is in Miami Township? If not, it’s time to go hunting in the neighborhood to see if you can find it. Send your best guess to m along with your name and street name. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name and street name in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer.

To place an ad, call 242-4000.


Milford might change brush pickup policy By Kellie Geist

cut to once every two weeks to give the service department more time to address the city’s other Milford city council is looking needs. The recommendation was preinto changing the city’s brush pickup services to help save man- sented to city council Tuesday, July 7, but council was unsure hours. The city’s service department about the change. “I just think (brush pickup) is picks up brush once every week an unbelievable benefit and it’s July through October. “The crews go to every street one of the things we offer that a and alley, regardless ... if people lot of places don’t,” said council have any brush out,” City Manag- member Ralph Vilardo. “And er Loretta Rokey said. “At this we’ve passed all these ordinances point, it takes six (employees) on property maintenance ... and changing the running two trucks brush pickup a day and half to Summer and fall would be a detrigo to every street ment to that.” and pick up the events in Milford Vilardo also brush.” Aug. 15: Vintage baseball expressed conThis service game cerns about hasn’t caused any Sept. 12 and Sept. 13: changing the polproblems for the Sunflower Streetfest, Buskerfest icy mid-summer. department in the and Sunflower Revolution Ride. Sept. 12: Art Affaire The recompast, but, Rokey Sept. 26: Go With the Flow mendation was said because of the Sept. 26 and Sept. 27: tabled and Rokey tight budget, overagreed to add the time and seasonal Junction Trail Fest Oct. 3: Historic Cemetery Walk brush pickup polemployees aren’t icy to the agenda available. “We don’t have the flexible for council’s mid-year budget staff we’re used to and we have work session, which will be at 6 heavy demands for mowing at all p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the the parks and the cemetery as well council chambers, 745 Center St. Rokey said the city also could as the other needs like maintaining the berms, catch basins, build- consider having the brush picked ings and vehicles,” Rokey said. up when people request the serv“Changing the service won’t nec- ice by calling the city office or essarily save money, but it will sending an e-mail. She also suggested re-appropriating money to save manhours.” Service Director Mike Haight pay for overtime or a seasonal recommended the brush pickup be employee.


Slippery slide

Nika Rulli of Miami Township speeds downs the Fun Slide. Miami Township’s third annual MidSummer at the Meadows festival was July 10 and July 11 at Miami Meadows Park. Festival-goers enjoyed food, rides, games and live music from a variety of bands. For more photos from the event, see “From what I was able to observe it was very successful,” said Community Resources Director Cindy Huxel. “Saturday evening the rain came through early and then it was a beautiful evening.” Huxel also said Saturday’s fireworks were not affected by the rain and were on time.

Festivals heat up summer in Milford By Kellie Geist

Many people are watching their pennies these days and, in Milford, there are plenty of inexpensive or free ways to be entertained. “I think Milford has a lot to offer and festivals are a way for people to come out and see all the different things Milford has, from the outdoor amenities to historic downtown,” said Pam Holbrook, assistant city manager. The events start with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Festival, which will be Friday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 16. The festival will include a family chicken dinner, bingo, a doll auc-

tion and raffles. There also will be live music and rides. During that same weekend, the Greater Milford Area Historical Society will present a vintage baseball game. The game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the American Legion’s Riverside Ball Field at the corner of Water Street and Victor Stier Drive in historic downtown Milford. During the second weekend in September, Milford will be home to the Sunflower Revolution Ride and accompanying streetfest in historic downtown. The streetfest and VIP-tent event, presented by the Historic Milford Society in conjunction with the Sunflower Revolution Ride organizers, will be held all

THE WEEKLY ADS: NOW CLICKABLE. Browse the weekly ads from your favorite stores any day of the week, all in one place - online at Cincinnati.Com/weeklyads. Great deals and great features, like your own shopping list, are just a click away.

» Shop now at Cincinnati.Com/weeklyads Search: weekly ads


day Saturday, Sept. 12. Event goers can enjoy live music, food and shopping. Because HMA combined Buskerfest with the Sunflower Streetfest, there also will buskers performing along the streets. The Sunflower Revolution Ride will be Sunday, Sept. 13. Also that weekend, the Greater Milford Area Historical Society will host it’s annual Art Affaire. The Art Affaire, a community art show and sale, will be the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 12, on the lawn at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Then, during Great Outdoor Weekend, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, Junction Trails Fest will be set up on the American Legion grounds.

Junction Trails Fest is a celebration of the eight trails that cross in Milford. There will be vendors, travelers telling stories, live music and contests. Leading up to the Junction Trails Fest Saturday, Sept. 26, there will be a Go With The Flow canoe, kayak and paddle float from Kelley Nature Preserve to the festival. All funds raised will go toward breast cancer research. As the temperatures start to cool, the Greater Milford Area Historical Society will hold historic cemetery walks through Greenlawn Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 3. After the tours, a Victorian wake will be held at Promont House. Appropriate mourning attire is requested.


Milford-Miami Advertiser


July 15, 2009

Camp Dennison once a training ground for Union soldiers By Amanda Hopkins

During the Civil War, Camp Dennison was a training camp and hospital for Union soldiers. The camp was just a short train ride from the city and was not far from both the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers. After the war, Camp Dennison was closed, but current resident Judy Havill said that materials used for the camp buildings were used by people in the area to build their homes, some of which still stand today. More people came to the area because of the ample farmland to build homes. Havill’s home was built


From left Carol Sims, Judy Havill, Louise Elston and Frank Tingley are all residents of Camp Dennison in Symmes Township. They said the area, which was a training camp and hospital during the Civil War, is full of history and a good place to live. The framed photo shows the layout of Camp Dennison during the Civil War. right after the war in 1865 when the area’s name

changed to Grand Valley. Havill said the name never

stuck because the railroad company continued to use Camp Dennison as the name of the stop. The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War will be recognized in 2011 but Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland issued an executive statewide directive to commemorate the anniversary. Havill, who is a member of the Camp Dennison Civic League, said most likely the Daughters of the American Revolution, who run the Waldschmidt House, would host some kind of event, which could include battle re-enactments or parades or give tours of the house or the adjacent Civil War Museum. Gary Hicks, a collector,

has contributed many buttons, belt buckles, bullets and other items from the Civil War era found in the area to the museum for their collection. Hicks still has many items from his own collection from different sites across the country. The Anderson Township resident is a retired rehabilitation counselor who has turned his love for archeology into a fun hobby, collecting various historical items, many from the Camp Dennison area. “It’s an adventure,” said Hicks. He said the most interesting item he has found is Ryder P.T. Remington Model

1859 pistol right in the Camp Dennison area. Only 1,000 of that model pistol were made. Havill and fellow residents Louise Elston, Frank Tingley and Carol Sims all agreed that Camp Dennison with all of its history and as it is today is a great place to live. “You feel a sense of history but it’s still a community,” said Havill. “It’s not like living in a museum.” Havill has lived in Camp Dennison for more than 30 years. Both Tingley and Elston have been residents for more than 50 years. “Once you live here, you settle, you don’t want to leave,” said Elston.

International cyclist takes a pit stop in Milford By Kellie Geist

Barlow is on a 3,000 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., on U.S. 50 to raise money for Midland Air Ambulance, a helicopter emergency service in Shrewsbury that receives no government funding. During his time in Milford Monday, June 22, Bar-

People who live in Milford know the city is a destination, but so do people from around the world. Mike Barlow, of Shrewsbury, England, picked Milford as his destination of choice in the Cincinnati area.

low enjoyed dinner at The Main Cup and had his bike fixed at Bishop’s Bicycles. Mayor David Hunter and his wife paid for his meal and Kelly Sullivan, owner of Bishop’s Bicycles, donated an inner-tube for Barlow’s bike. “I will remember Milford in my travels, it’s a nice

town,” Barlow said. Barlow, 52, trained for just two weeks before hopping a plane to the states. Although he has been on challenging rides before, the bicyclist said riding in the states has been a journey of its own. During training, Barlow

Your Community Press newspaper serving Miami Township and Milford

planned on traveling 120 miles each day. But he found the towns along U.S. 50 weren’t placed in perfect position. The night before he reached Milford, he only got two hours of sleep in an abandoned building because he couldn’t find a motel. “I found you have to


Find news and information from your community on the Web Milford – Miami Township – Clermont County – News Theresa L. Herron | Editor . . . . . . . . . . . .248-7128 | Mary Dannemiller | Reporter . . . . . . . . . 248-7684 | Kelie Geist | Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-7681 | John Seney | Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248-7683 | Melanie Laughman | Sports Editor . . . . . . .248-7118 | Anthony Amorini | Sports Reporter . . . . .248-7570 | Advertising Mark Lamar | Territory Sales Manager. . . . 248-7685 | Gina Kurtz | Field Sales Account Executive .248-7138 | Delivery For customer service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576-8240 Stephen Barraco | Circulation Manager . .248-7110 | Pam McAlister | District manager . . . . . .248-7136 | Classified To place a Classified ad . . . . . . . . . . . . .242-4000 | To place an ad in Community Classified, call 242-4000.


Father Lou ...................................B3 Classified ......................................C Police ..........................................B7 Schools........................................A7 Sports ..........................................A8 Viewpoints ..................................A9


For the first six months


FREE DVR OR HD DVR Best HD-DVR Available review 2/19/08

1737 ST. RT. 131 • MILFORD

JULY from 11:00am to 2:00pm 25


For up to four rooms.



7620 Daleview Road (Colerain Twp.) (513) 385-5158



stop where there is a place to stop,” he said. Hunter said Barlow is just one of many travelers who visit Milford during their travels. “I’ve been over at The Main Cup several times and talked to people who’ve been out on the Underground Railroad Trail … and they’ve had people from Australia, Germany and other places stop in,” Hunter said.


All-Digital Satellite Channels including our most popular channels ESPN, TBS, TNT, Discovery, CNN, Food Network, & more!

Receiver upgrade


Mike Barlow, of Shrewsbury, England, stopped in Milford during his 3,000 mile ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., on U.S. 50.



For the first three months Certain restrictions may apply. Promotional price available for 6 Mo’s. Call for details. i-Dish, an Authorized Dish Retailer. Offer ends July 31, 2009





• Home Grown Corn Picked Daily • Field Grown Tomatoes • Georgia Peaches • Indiana Melons • Home Grown Green Beans, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Pickles & Cucumbers • Amish Products



With Purchase Of $20.00 Or More Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Expires 8/31/09. MUST PRESENT COUPON.


July 15, 2009

MADE IN AMERICA Ma fact edd llocally... Manufactured alllly right here in Cincinnati!



Perfect Sleeper Firm

Serta Plush


29999 -5%


America’s Mattress Additional




49999 -10%

99 $

Final Sale Price

Queen Set



Fenton Queen Size Metal bed



$ Lenore Queen Size Metal bed

Queen Set





Final Sale Price


$ Laredo Queen Size Metal bed


Queen Set

Queen Set

44999 -20%



Final Sale Price

49999 -20% Final Sale Price

up to

Lenore Queen Size Metal bed

309999 -20%


Queen Set



Final Sale Price



Final Sale Price

34999 -20%

Queen Set

Perfect Day Ultra Cushion Top

79999 -15%




Final Sale Price

Vera Wang Euro Top



Queen Set

64999 -20%




Final Sale Price

Queen Set

No Interest For

Offer is subject to credit approval. Valid on purchases made July ly 15th 15th, 2009 through July 31th, 31th 2009. 2009 6 months ths no interest, if paid within 6 months, $300 minimum purchase required and minimum monthly payments required. 12 months no interest if paid within 12 months, $1000 minimum purchase required and minimum monthly payments required. Prior sales excluded. Interest and finance charges will accrue on your credit plan purchase from the date of purchase during the deferred period on 6 & 12 month no interest plans and will be added to your account if full payment is not made by the end of the deferred period. APR 29.9%. Credit issued through Citi Financial. Credit offer good through July 31st, 2009. A normal down payment is required on layaways and custom orders. Credit terms do not apply to tent sale or clearance merchandise.

Mon. - Sat. 10am - 9pm Sun. Noon - 6pm

Beechmont Harrison

• (513) 474-2500 • (513) 202-1430


• (513) 631-3500

Western Hills • (513) 598-7200

We will call you the day before your scheduled delivery with a 2-Hour window for delivery time. If we are late... YOU WILL RECEIVE A GIFT CARD FOR THE AMOUNT OF YOUR DELIVERY CHARGE!

America’s Mattress Galleries are also located inside all Furniture Fair store locations

Cold Spring

• (859) 572-6800

Fields Ertel

• (513) 774-9591


• (513) 753-8555


• (859) 525-7911


• (513) 874-5553


• (513) 385-6600


America’s Mattress Store Locations

Our Delivery Guarantee

Visit us online at:

071509 CP P

Store Hours:



July 15, 2009


Army Spec. Gregory J. Missman

War claims another hero Gregory J. Missman had served his country during a three-year stint in the Army in the 1990s. He left the service and returned to civilian life for 11 years. Last fall, the Pierce Township resident decided he wanted to get back in uniform again. He re-enlisted Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Missman, 36, died June 8 of wounds sustained while fighting in Afghanistan. Missman’s father, Jim Missman of Pierce Township, said his son “was very

July 9 for the return of his son’s body to the United States. In addition to his father, Greg Missman is survived by his mother Donna Missman Turner, 4-year-old son Jack Missman, brother Michael Missman, step-sister Dawn Puccini, and exwife Brooke Missman. Missman said the Army conducted a very dignified ceremony for Greg’s arrival back on U.S. soil at Dover. He said the Army assigned three people to accompany the Missman family, and “they couldn’t have been nicer.” “It was just overwhelm-

Our Fruits & Vegetable Stands Here’s Where You Can Find Us! LEWIS INS. AGENCY • WITHAMSVILLE (Across from St. Veronica Church) 4484 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd. Noon-6:30pm - MONDAY, THURSDAY 10am-5pm - SATURDAY


STORE OPEN Wed. & Sat. 9:30AM-6:30PM We accept WIC coupons!!! We accept cash and checks at all markets! We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover, cash and checks at our Farm Store! 3135 Lindale-Mt. Holly Rd. Amelia, OH 45102 and visit our new website: for more info!

1299 OHIO PIKE • AMELIA (Across from Animal Rescue Bingo) Noon-6:30pm - TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY 10am-5pm - SATURDAY & SUNDAY RECKER & BOERGER • BEECHMONT Beechmont Ave. (1/4 mile East of I-275) Noon-6:30pm - TUESDAY, THURSDAY 10am-5pm - SATURDAY

SYCAMORE SENIOR CENTER • BLUE ASH 4455 Carver Woods Drive Noon - 6:30pm - WEDNESDAY

Greg Missman Jim said the cat is living at his home. “The cat will be taken care of, as will my grandson,” Jim Missman said. Missman said both he and his son were members of American Legion Post 72 in Union Township. Norman Nedeau, a member of the post, said he mostly knew Greg as Jim’s son. He said Jim is a longtime member of the post and past president. Nedeau said Jim Missman would come by the post almost every day. Occasionally he would come by with his son. He remembers Greg being very good with computers, even at a young age. “He was a pretty nice boy,” he said. Nedeau pointed out that Missman was the third member of the post to be killed in action in recent years. Members Matt Maupin and Mark Anthony “Tony” Wojciechowski were killed in Iraq. “We’ve been hit pretty hard out here,” he said.

Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who works to bring veterans into the commissioners meetings to recognize them for his service, said, “All of Clermont County’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family. As a county, we stand ready to support Greg’s family in any way they need. We will never allow his service and sacrifice to be forgotten.” Proud is founder of the Whole in My Heart support group for the families and friends of men and women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, “As president of the Amelia High School Alumni Association,” Proud said, “I want to express our deepest sympathy. We’re proud to have Greg as one of ours.” Volunteers of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center started hanging new yellow ribbons across Pierce and Union townships Thursday, July 9, Proud said. Also, he is asking those with flags to fly them at half-staff in honor of Greg.


ANDERSON 8251 Beechmont Ave. (in front of Ace Hdwre.) Noon-6:30pm - WEDNESDAY 10am-5pm - SUNDAY


((8344) 8344)

Park board to meet


GOSHEN TWP. – The Goshen Park District will meet next at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 19, in the Goshen Township Hall, lower level board room, 6757 Goshen Road. All are welcome to attend.



Wood by DURA BUILT Portable Buildings Wood-Vinyl-Painted Sizes from 8X10 to 12X30 Free Delivery & Set Up Buy or Rent to Own No Credit Check

Senior expo

1350 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio or Call 513-753-1191


797-VEGI 797-VEGI

ing,” Missman said of the ceremony at Dover. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia will handling arrangements when Greg’s body arrives back in the Cincinnati area this week. A visitation is planned for the Union Township Civic Center. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in Withamsville. However, plans have not been finalized. Information about funeral can be found as it develops on Jim said his son was a 1993 graduate of Amelia High School. During his first enlistment in the Army, he served two years in Korea. The father said his son had worked as a systems analyst while out of the military. He said he was very good with computers. “I don’t know who I’m going to get to fix my computer,” the father said. Greg left for Afghanistan June 5. A recent photograph taken while Missman was home on leave shows him holding his gray cat, “Buddy.” Jim said Greg was very fond of the cat.

MIAMI TWP. – St. Mark’s Community, a part of Graceworks Lutheran Services, is hosting a Senior Expo and Open House from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the community, 5853 Buckwheat Road. There will be 15 agencies represented distributing infor-

mation about their products or services. Seniors also will have an opportunity to view the one-bedroom apartments. The event includes free food, products and door prizes. For more information, call Debbie Hines, service coordinator, at 575-3777.


CLERMONT COUNTY – In the story “County 2010 tax budget grim,” which ran July 1, Commissioner Scott Croswell’s quote should have said: “Our county is facing very difficult economic issues ... It’s true that these numbers are not positive numbers for county government.”

To place your BINGO ad, visit


proud of what he did” in reenlisting. Missman becomes the first Clermont County serviceman to die in Afghanistan. Six others have died in Iraq. A Department of Defense news release said Spec. Missman died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo. Jim Missman and other family members traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del.,


By John Seney and Kellie Geist



July 15, 2009


Heckamans celebrate 70 years Jane has a son, David, who would later be a principal at Clermont Northeastern High School. Tod, who originally studied pre-medicine in college, but couldn’t afford to go to medical school, earned his teaching certificate. He took a job as a biology and physics teacher at a high school in Canton, Ohio. When Tod, 94, and Jane, 93, retired in the late-seventies, they decided they wanted to travel. The two took an African safari, traveled to Europe a dozen times and visited Australia. They also did some traveling in the states to places like Hawaii and Alaska. But of all the places they’ve seen, the Heckaman’s favorite places to be are the Alpine Mountains in Switzerland and Yellowstone National Park, where the family lived during the five summers Tod spent as a






Memorial Gardens

Come Home To The Village Senior Adult Living



20% OFF

Complete Pair of Eyeglasses with this coupon Certain restrictions apply. Cannot be used with other offers, insurance or discount plans.


We have licensed opticians that provide individual attention to your eyecare needs. We offer designer frames and the newest technology in lenses.

(Across from Eastgate Mall)

Great Tax Tips! More Important Than Ever to Know Your Numbers. We Can Help.

Corner of Rt. 50 & 131 in Milford Shopping Center Wed. 2- PM Sat. 10 AM

“We treat your pet like family”

DAVID G. HOWARD, M.D. 7815 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45255

776 Old St. Rte 74

Milford Garden Center

Cincinnati’s Best Destination For All Your Furry & Feathered Friends!

Several apartment sizes and floor plans to choose from.

Tuesday 2-6 PM



• Restaurant style dining • Studio, 1 Bdrm & 2 Bdrm • 7 different floor plans • Services to meet your needs • Fun, active social life • Locally Owned

Mt. Carmel Sports Page Cafe


EASTGATE VILLAGE The Best in Retirement Living!

Tired of maintaining your home? At Eastgate Village meet new friends and participate in fun activities



5989 Deerfield Road Milford, Ohio 45150


Farmer’s Market

Direct From Local Area Farmers

Applications, paychecks tax returns/W2 s Hourly turnaround time Email: PHONE:


*Limited offer. Some restrictions may apply.

their anniversary with friends and family at Sem Laurels Sunday, July 19.



EXP. 7/31/09

prise, I didn’t think we’d make it this long,” Tod said. “If there’s such thing as reincarnation, I’d like to have another 70 years with Jane. We’ve enjoyed our lives together.” The two will celebrate

• Complete Line of Pet Supplies, Food & Training Aids Dog and Cat Grooming & Obedience Training Wild Bird Supplies • Doggy Daycare • Open 7 Days A Week


6666 Clough Pike

(513) 231-PETS (7387)

Open Mon.-Fri. ’til 7:00 pm; Sat. & Sun. ’til 5:00 pm


State Rep. Danny R. Bubp (R-88th District) this week introduced legislation that defends and expands the rights of Ohioans to protect themselves through concealed carry laws. Current law prohibits individuals with a concealed carry license from carrying in a restaurant where liquor is served. House Bill 203, sponsored by Reps. Bubp and Jarrod Martin (R-Beavercreek), adds restaurants to the exist-

ing exemption that covers class D retail stores provided that the concealed carry licensee is not consuming liquor or under the influence. The legislation specifies that it is a felony for a licensee to consume alcohol in a restaurant while carrying. All of Ohio’s neighboring states allow some form of concealed carry in restaurants. Across the country, 40 states have provisions for carrying in a restaurant and three states are considering legislation to loosen restrictions.


Jane and Tod Heckaman will celebrate their 70th anniversary July 19.


Legislation could expand gun laws

park naturalist. “When we packed up and went to Yellowstone, mom had to take everything for the whole family in the trunk of our car ... But they really loved each other and were willing to do things like that,” David Heckaman said. The couple moved to Milford from Canton about 10 years ago to be closer to their son. They now live at Sem Laurels. “They still really love each other and take care of each other after all these years. It’s neat to see them joke with each other. My mom will say to my dad, ‘It’s been a long time putting up with you,’” David said. “They’ve been wonderful parents.” Looking back over the years, Tod said they never guessed they’d ever celebrate 70 years. “This is a pleasant sur-


Jane and Tod Heckaman have been married twice, but it’s not what you might think. “We were worried that she might not be able to keep her job if she was married, so we eloped and didn’t tell anyone,” Tod said. The secret ceremony was July 19, 1939 and the two didn’t even tell their parents. “It’s wasn’t a hard secret to keep, we just went on like we did before,” Tod said. In August of the next year the two had an official church wedding. Now, almost 70 years after they were first married, Tod and Jane are getting ready to celebrate their (real) anniversary July 19. Tod and Jane went to high school together in Canton, Ohio and, after graduation, they started going

steady. They were together for six years before they eloped. “That was a long time to go together back then, but we had the Great Depression, so we didn’t have any money to get married,” Tod said. After the public church wedding the two had a daughter they named Susan. When Susan was just 6 months old, Tod was drafted to the Army. He served one year in the states and two years in the ChinaBurma-India theater. “I didn’t see my daughter again until she was 3 years old. Those were the only rocky years of our marriage,” Tod said. Also during the war, in 1941, Jane was featured in Life Magazine as a model for purchasing bonds. They’ve saved an original of the magazine for their children. After the war, Tod and



By Kellie Geist




July 15, 2009

Clermont County prepares for 2009 fair By Kellie Geist

lumberjack show and a bigger tractor pull. “This is the first time we got the Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association ... These are the professionals, the big boys,” said Clermont Fair Board President Bill Scharber. The fairgrounds will be

This year’s Clermont County Fair will have a few new twists including new rest room facilities near the horse arena, a day where kids get in free, a van and truck demolition derby, a

open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 1. The fair will open with the annual Stonelick Township Firefighters Association Parade through Owensville. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and this year’s grand marshal is long time fair

supporter Harold Herron. The fair itself boasts everything from funnel cakes and midway rides to goat shows and hog calling contests. Scharber said the flower and horticulture show, cake and pie auction, demolition derbies and 4-H shows have become some of the most popular events at the fair. “More and more people are coming to those events. They’ve become very popu-

lar, especially in the last few years,” Scharber said. He expects more than 100,000 people to visit the fair this year. The continued involved of the local 4-H clubs is one of the things that keeps the Clermont County Fair special, Scharber said. “Even though this area is becoming more urban, we still keep it a true county fair,” he said. “The 4-H, FFA, Scouts and junior fair

Cincinnati Express 11U Select

2010 BASEBALL TRYOUTS Saturday, July 18 • 12 Noon to 3pm at Township Tavern and Fields We are looking for highly talented players to help complete our team. Players cannot turn 12 prior to May 1, 2010.


For questions or to pre-register, please contact Kevin at 513.254.6415 or email at


YOUR 401(k)


Home Security Systems Reduce the Chance of Robbery by 300% - National Home Safety Council


Leaving a 401(k) with a previous employer could mean leaving it alone with no one to watch over it. At Edward Jones, we can explain options for your 401(k) and help you select the one that’s best for you. If you’d like to roll it over into an Edward Jones IRA, we can help you do it without paying taxes or penalties. So you can feel confident someone if looking out for you and your 401(k).

Schedule highlights

Joe Kuethe


To find out why it makes sense to talk with Edward Jones about your 401(k) options, call or visit your local financial advisor today. Financial Advisor Member SIPC

5881 Cook Road Milford, OH 45150 513-248-8054


AN 850 VALUE $

With $99.00 Customer Installation Charge and purchase of alarm monitoring services. See Important Terms and Conditions below.

THIS SPECIAL OFFER INCLUDES: • Free Home Security System Just $99 Installed!

Dryer Safety Alert

Notice of Possible Legal Claim Did you buy a clothes dryer from a major retail store? Did the retailer install a plastic or metal foil vent despite this explicit safety warning on the back of the dryer?

• 24/7 Monitoring by ADT Professionals • Keychain Remote Included • Easy-To-Use Alarm System (covers 3000 sq ft.)


99.00 Customer Installation Charge. 36 - Month Monitoring Agreement required at $ 35.99 per month ( $1,295.64). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Of fer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactor y credit histor y required. Certain restrictions may apply. Of fer valid for new ADT Authorized Dealer customers only and not on purchases from ADT Securit y Ser vices, Inc. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Licenses: OH - 53 89 1446, Cit y of Cincinnati: AC86, For full list of licenses visit our website w w w.protect


You may have a legal claim and be entitled to compensation.

1-866-827-6537 Toll-Free Please contact Attorney Matthew Wilson for further information.

David P. Meyer & Associates Co., LPA This is an advertisement for legal services and is not intended as legal advice.



are very active, I guess you could say that it’s a tradition that’s been going on for 160 years.” Scott Cangro, the 4-H youth coordinator in Clermont County, said the 4-H program has continued to grow despite the urban development in the county. He said one of the biggest parts of 4-H continues to be the animal projects. “These kids have put in a lot of their time to take care of these animals and the county fair is kind of the super bowl for them,” Cangro said. “We appreciate the continued support and we hope everyone comes out to the fair.” The cost to get into the fair is $10 – parking, exhibits and grand-stand shows are free. Monday is Duke Energy Kids Day where children 12 and under get into the fair for free with a paying adult. Seniors can get into the fair for $3 during Senior Day, Wednesday. All current and former members of the armed forces with a military ID can attend for free all week. The fair will be at the fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville.

Sunday, July 26 1 p.m. – Stonelick Twp. Firefighters Association Parade 3 p.m. – Opening ceremony 5 p.m. – Royalty contest and antique tractor pull 5:30 p.m. – Horse show tournament Monday, July 27 7:30 a.m. – Flower and horticulture show 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. – Cutest baby contest 5 p.m. – Rabbit Hash Band (entertainment) 7 p.m. – Ohio State Tractor Pull Association tractor pull 8 p.m. – Comet Bluegrass AllStars (entertainment) Tuesday, July 28 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – Hank Peters Lumberjack show 5 p.m. – Dan & Mike Trio (entertainment) 6 p.m. – Cake auction 7:30 p.m. – Truck and van demolition derby 8 p.m. – Dan Henning Wednesday, July 29 7:30 a.m. – Tabletop and floral design show 9 a.m. – Open class rabbit and poultry shows 10 a.m. – Senior citizens activities 1:30 p.m. – Senior citizens recognition 6 p.m. – Karaoke contest 7 p.m. – Cheap Thrill Band (entertainment) 7:30 p.m. – Truck and tractor pull Thursday, July 30 5 p.m. – Bill Whyte Comedy (entertainment) 6 p.m. – Pie auction 6:30 p.m. – Salute to veterans and our troops 7:30 p.m. – Demolition derby 8 p.m. – Inside Out Band Friday, July 31 7:30 a.m. – Flower and horticulture show 9 a.m. – Open class beef show and showmanship 1 p.m. – Swine calling contest 3 p.m. – Bishop’s bicycle races 4 p.m. – Pedal pull 5 p.m. – Bootjack corner 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 7:30 p.m. – Truck and tractor pull 8 p.m. – Gypsy Stone Band (entertainment) Saturday, Aug. 1 9 a.m. – Open class horse show 11 a.m. – Cheerleading preliminary Noon: For Heaven’s Sake (entertainment) 3 p.m. – Daniel Patrick & Family (entertainment) 6 p.m. – Cheerleading finals 7:30 p.m. – Demolition derby 8 p.m. – Kenny Welch Band (entertainment) For the Junior Fair schedule, see next week’s paper.


July 15, 2009


Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128








Milford grad awarded full UC scholarship

CNE teacher follows in footsteps of Galileo

Brad Theilman of Milford is one of seven incoming University of Cincinnati freshmen to receive a full, four-year $80,000 Cincinnatus Scholarship to pay for tuition, room and board, books and fees. The award follows a competition on UC’s campus that offered $18 million in different levels of scholarships. The 17-year-old valedictorian of Milford High School and National Merit Finalist will be joining the University Honors Program for academically-talented students and plans to major in the College of Engineering’s biomedical engineering program. “I chose biomedical engineering because it combines my interests in physics, math and biology. I want to study the human body the way that I see it – as the most complex machine ever,” Theilman says, adding that his ultimate goal is to one day become an astronaut. Theilman is also talented in music and was section leader of the saxophones in Milford’s marching band. He participated in concert, jazz and symphonic bands, too. His high school leadership in science pursuits included serving

By John Seney

Laura Carlier has always enjoyed looking up at the night sky. “It’s so huge, vast and mysterious,” said the Clermont Northeastern Middle School science teacher. Carlier is getting a better look at the stars and planets this summer thanks to her participation in a program by the Cincinnati Observatory. In honor of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first scientific use of the telescope and the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the observatory is awarding 40 quality telescopes to 40 individuals in the hope they will become astronomy ambassadors. Craig Niemi, executive director of the Observatory, said 120 people from Greater Cincinnati applied for the 40 Galileos program. Carlier, a Stonelick Township resident, was one of the 40 chosen. If she completes training and conducts two public programs with a borrowed telescope by the end of the summer, she will get one of the telescopes to keep. Niemi said the telescopes are high-quality 8-inch telescopes worth about $400 each. Money for the program has come from donations to the observatory. Carlier, who said she is on track to complete the requirements, hopes to share her knowledge by starting an astronomy club this fall at the middle school. She expects the club to grow as her middle school students move on to high school. She sees the program eventual-




Laura Carlier with the telescope from the Cincinnati Observatory she is using this summer. If she completes all the requirements of the observatory’s 40 Galileos program, she will be awarded a similar telescope. ly spreading to the elementary school and Early Childhood Education Center. Heather Powell, principal at the middle school, sees Carlier’s participation in the program as a good thing for the school. Powell called Carlier “a great teacher” who is always “helping to make Clermont Northeastern a better school.” Carlier said she has no advanced degree in astronomy, just a few basic undergraduate courses. But she has always been interested in the heavens. “I’ve always enjoyed the constellations and teaching about the stars,” she said. At one point, she wanted to be an astronaut, and later this sum-

mer she hopes to see a shuttle launch while on vacation in Florida. She is getting a lot of good practice on the borrowed telescope, which she said is easy to use. It’s a pretty good telescope for beginners, she said. Niemi said the 40 Galileos program was an outgrowth of the observatory’s efforts to get more people interested and involved in astronomy. He sees a ripple effect as the recipients of the telescopes spread their knowledge and enthusiasm. The observatory has received a NASA grant to give away 20 more telescopes a year for the next three years, he said.

as captain of the National Museum of the United States Air Force’s Team America Rocketry Challenge Team. The museum’s team Theilman placed in the nation’s top 50. Theilman was a member of the museum’s Lockheed-Martin Space Day Design Challenge Team, honored as the nation’s best. As president of his high school’s National Honor Society, Theilman organized many service projects, including free fall yard cleanups and a Halloween canned food drive. He also took part in a service trip to Costa Rica to protect sea turtles from poachers and other hazards and has shared his passion for science and conservation through volunteer outreach programs in elementary schools. “UC has many top-notch facilities that will afford me many opportunities in my field. Being a Cincinnati native, it was pleasing to find out what a gem of a university there is in my back yard,” Theilman said.

Goshen program seeks to create life-long readers By John Seney

Goshen High School students this summer can earn extra credit toward their fall classes by doing a little extra reading. Principal Nancy Spears said the Summer Reading Program is a first for the school. The program is “across the board; every department, every program,” Spears said. Students just have to read one book for a specific class and then complete an assignment that is turned in at the beginning of the school year to earn up to three percent extra credit for the first quarter in that class. The reading list includes books for math, social studies, English, business, visual arts, music and science. The assignment for each subject includes four options. If the student completes three of the four options he or she gets the maximum three percent extra credit; for completing two of the options the student gets two percent; and for one option one percent. For example, for English, the options are: 1. What is your favorite part of the book and why? 2. What is your least


Doing lunch

Mia Mendez, Jazmeen Boehm and Rachel Dieringer enjoy a class lunch near McCormick Elementary’s wetland. When asked what’s best about third grade, students in Mary Pat Harris’ class mentioned eating lunch together outside. After lunch students focus on the animal and plant life cycles on school grounds. The field studies increase the kids interest in reading more about local flora/fauna and writing about these experiences is a natural next step. Students are provided daily opportunity to read nonfiction articles and books.

favorite part? 3. If fiction, write an alternative ending. 4. Discuss the overall theme. The program was developed by a team of Goshen teachers. “The goal is to create readers who will read 30 books a school year,” Spears said. Students don’t have to sign up for the program; they just need to read the books. Information about the program is being sent home with students and will be on the school Web site beginning in June. The Web site is The reading lists include classic and current titles. Some of the books on the list are: “East of Eden,” by John Steinbeck; “Bleachers,” by John Grisham; “All Quiet on the Western Front,” by Erich Maria Remarque; and “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” by Carson McCullers. “We hope we are creating a generation of readers,” Spears said. Assistant Principal Beth Hensley said the program was important because students often lose so much information over the summer. “This creates an opportunity to read through the summer,” she said. “It encourages good reading skills.”

HONOR ROLLSB McCormick Elementary School The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.

Fourth grade

High Honors Allan Anbalagan, Paige Bergman, Connor Catalano, Brennan Dodds, McKinley Dumm, Olivia Fend, Hannah Grady, Tori Green, Jacob Jaeger, Matthew Kirk, Sarah Mayne, Georgia Morgan, Blake Perkins, Delaney Grace Walker, Daniel Wood, Olivia Zamudio and Amanda Zanola.

Honors Mollie Baker, Nick Byrd, Simon Chapman, Joey Ciraci, Kalie Clemons, Laura Curry, Ariel Edrington, Tessa Edwards, Julia Ferguson, Emma Freund, Cymone Horton, Dylan Kerby, Matthew Koen, Brady Landon, Abby Leatherwood, Hannah Mack, Lydia Mason, Chloe Mayenknecht, Julia McCavitt, Joey McLoughlin, Gabriela Okhuysen, Jon Parker, Richa Patel, Hannah Richardson, Payton Rollyson, Taylor Rose, Abby Sheehy, Danny Simmons, Sierra Smith, Cameron Swanger, Chris Vander Loo, Aaron Wade and Savana Willhoite.

Fifth grade

High Honors Megan Barlage, Taylor Boggs, Clare Carthehauser, Kaleb Clemmons, Carolyn Dalziel, Dan Dieringer, Olivia Eads, Emma Habermehl, Alex Hardewig, Ben Hunter, Zach Jacquillard, James Korzan, Tanner LeRoy, Will Moehring, Katie Myers, Kelly Noll, Neil Patel, Brooke Reynolds, Turner Shrout, Jon Snider, Katie Snider, Mitchell Snow, Evan Willoughby and Matt Zwilling. Honors Kemper Ackermann, Lindsey Adams, Ben Ayers, Sara Barnett, Faith Begley, Zach Bell, Evan Bibisi, Kody Boyd, Spencer Boylan, Hai Ky Day, Aaron Donisi, Lance

Fleischman, Jon Hammond, Nathan Kaiser, Tyler Karan, Avery Kreul, Nathan Kroger, Nick Martin, Alison McClure, Daniel Mei, Tyler Morrison, Jaclyn Myers, Alyse Oaks, Melanie Petrehn, Will Presley, Luis Richey, Sierra Ross, Hero Seto, Daniel Sidlow, Tabitha Simmons, Ryan Smith, Austin Taylor, Nick Virzi, Leeann von Korff and Mark Wilfong.

Sixth grade

High Honors Seth Adams, Anna Anbalagan, Jacob Behrens, Chase Bergman, Jenny Brewer, Anne Dalziel, Kaitlyn Green, Steven Hart, Carynne Hawkins, Ryan Kirk, Ben Koon,

Isaac McCavitt, Chelsea Nagy, Kaylyn Robinson, Zach Schnelle, Olivia Smith, Mackenzie Strong, Alex Trahan and Clayton Walker. Honors Sol Boehm, Jack Burgess, Taylor Burns, Matt Carter, Colin Chapman, Jon Donisi, Caitlyn Dunnohew, Ari Dyman, Haley Freund, Miles Garrett, Catherine Hirst, Andrew Holloway, Tucker Houston, Jack Hunter, Xander Johnson, Hayley Madden, Lindsey Matulis, Ashley McFadden, Carolyn Megie, Erin Merrill, Molly Milinovich, Aaron Miller, Sydney Morgan, Olivia Nielsen, Olivia Sams, Tanner Sherwood, Cara Snell, Daniel Stephan, Emily Tobias, David Ulery and Miranda Venus.



July 15, 2009

HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | | 248-7118



Miami Hills exceeds expectations Local swim club takes 2nd place By Anthony Amorini

The always festive Seven Hills League Swim Championships evolved into a fight for first place between Milford/Miami Township’s Miami Hills Swim Club and Indian Hill Swim Club. Hundreds of children ages 618 competed in the event with groupings separated into five divisions for both boys and girls. After 78 events, Miami Hills finished just 77 points behind Indian Hill with 2,300.50 points to take second place. Indian Hill won its fourth-consecutive league title with its firstplace total of 2,377 points. “At one point in the meet we were in first place,” Miami Hills Swim Club pool manager Andy Wilson said. “We usually finish in fifth or sixth so second place was pretty cool for the kids. “The kids rallied together. It was a nice team environment,” Wilson added. Miami Hills took first place in a trio of age divisions including the 13-14 year old boys, the 15-18 year old girls and the 15-18 year old boys. In the 15-18 year old boys 200-meter freestyle relay, Miami Hills took first while setting a team record at 1:45.40. The relay included Matt D’Errico, Harry Snider, Connor Litmer and Beau Robinson. “There was some great competition between the teams this year,” Wilson said. “Everyone is



Abigail Wu of Milford’s Miami Hills Swim Club cuts through the water with her backstroke while swimming the 100-meter individual medley Wednesday, July 8, during the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships at Indian Hill Swim Club. always so excited to be there.” The Seven Hills League consists of six teams including Miami Hills, Indian Hill, Turpin Hills Swim Club, Forest Hills Swim Club, Terrace Park Swim Club and Loveland’s Normandy Swim Club. The Seven Hills League Swim Championships were hosted by Indian Hill with finals concluding Thursday, July 8. The diving portion of the championships were hosted by Forest Hills earlier in the week. For a pair of aquatic sports that often fly under the radar, Wilson was quick to explain how important the developmental league is. “It’s not as popular as football and basketball so these programs are huge (for development),” Wil-

Julia Prus of Milford's Miami Hills Swim Club focuses on the finish line while swimming the 50-meter breaststroke Wednesday, July 8, during the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships at Indian Hill Swim Club. son said. “It’s a great way to keep kids in the water and they learn to be part of a team.” Petra Vester, a parent of three Indian Hill swimmers and the coordinator of the swimming cham-


Joel Keefer of Milford’s Miami Hills Swim Club powers through the water while swimming the 100-meter individual medley Wednesday, July 8, during the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships at Indian Hill Swim Club. pionship, was quick to agree. “It’s very family oriented and a great environment for the kids,” Vester said of the Seven Hills League. “They are so excited to

get their ribbons after the races. They are just so proud. “It’s an intense sport, but they come here and they shine,” Vester added.

Local Champions, Seven Hills League The 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships consisted of 78 races across 10 divisions. Age divisions for both boys and girls included events for 8-and-under, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds. Below is a list of the locals managing to capture league titles with first-place finishes:

Team scores

1, Indian Hill Swim Club, 2,377; 2, Miami Hills Swim Club, 2,300.50; 3, Terrace Park Swim Club, 2,132; 4, Forest Hills Swim Club, 1,840.50; 5, Turpin Hills Swim Club, 1,835.50; 6, Normandy Swim Club, 1,121.50.

200-meter medley relay

15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Miami Hills Swim Club (Clark McCloud, Matt D’Errico, Beau Robinson, Connor Litmer), 1:58.50.

50-meter freestyle

13-14 year olds, boys: 1, Joel Keefer (Miami Hills Swim Club), 28.45.

50-meter butterfly

15-18 year olds, girls: 1, Laurin McClure (Miami Hills Swim Club), 32.17. 15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Beau Robinson (Miami Hills Swim Club), 27.29.

50-meter backstroke

11-12 year olds, boys: 1, Kyle Smith (Miami Hills Swim Club), 33.64.

50-meter freestyle

(Miami Hills Swim Club), 28.86.

100-meter freestyle

15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Beau Robinson (Miami Hills Swim Club), 55.57.

100-meter individual medley

13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Abigail Wu (Miami Hills Swim Club), 1:11.16.

200-meter freestyle relay

13-14 year olds, boys: 1, Miami Hills Swim Club (Zack McLain, Zak Woodson, Mitchell Connor, Joel Keefer), 2:02.55. 15-18 year olds, girls: 1, Miami Hills Swim Club (Ashleigh Snell, Gwen Storch, Kathrine McClure, Laurin McClure), 1:58.34. 15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Miami Hills Swim Club (Harry Snyder, Connor Litmer, Matthew D’Errico, Beau Robinson), 1:45.40.

11-12 year olds, boys: 1, Kyle Smith

Signing on

Milford High School senior Austin Bever signs a letter of commitment to run cross country for Lipscomb University while his mom Rhonda, left, and dad Ken, right, watch. In back, from left, are Milford boys’ cross country Head Coach Dave Ackerman and Milford boy’s track Head Coach Eric Kroell. Bever was a four-year varsity cross country runner and a long distance track runner during his senior year. In cross country, Austin earned Second Team All-GMC honors in 2006 and Second Team All-FAVC honors in 2007. In 2008, Bever led the Eagles to a Boys Cross Country FAVC Championship and was named the FAVC Buckeye “Runner of the Year” for his accomplishments. This spring during his senior track season, Austin finished first in the 1600 meter race at the 2009 FAVC Track Championships. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: MLAUGHMAN@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

Sign up for Metro softball tournament by July 19 Registration for the Annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament is due by noon on July 19. The road to the city championship begins with the tournament draw on July 28 at Rumpke Park when teams find out who they will play in the first round. Games begin July 30 and continue through Aug. 12. “The Metro is the premier softball event to determine the best of the best in the Tristate,” said Dan Saylor, Rumpke Park executive director and Cincinnati Amateur Softball Association (ASA) commissioner. “Players and teams are very passionate about playing in the Metro and claiming the title of city champs.” The entry fee is $295 per team, and the tournament is open to any

team that played in a sanctioned softball league at a Greater Cincinnati park during 2009. The tournament offers men’s and women’s divisions for all levels, from recreational to competitive. The Cincinnati ASA governs play at the Metro, and a $30 ASA sanction fee is required for nonASA teams. Registration forms are available online at or by calling Rumpke Ballpark at 738-2646. More than 300 teams competed last year, continuing the Metro’s status as the largest amateur softball tournament in the nation. Rumpke Park in Crosby Township serves as the main location, and fields at six local parks are also used to accommodate the number of games.


City champs

The St. Gertrude seventh-grade boys celebrate winning the CYO Division I Baseball Championship, May 25, defeating St. Veronica and finishing the season, 6-2. Team members are Jamie Rieger of Montgomery, Steven Koesterman of Montgomery, Matt Ballweg of Madeira, Zak Handel of Madeira, Ryan Gallenstein of Madeira, Max Suddendorf of Symmes Township, Nicholas Geraci of Kenwood, Andrew Racadio of Madeira, Jared Beitman of Loveland, R.J. Bradley of Loveland, Gage Goodwin of Milford, Bobby Naber of Montgomery, Mulligan McCarthy of Madeira and Sam Holtmeier of Madeira. In back, from left, are scorekeeper Leslie Miller, assistant coach John Racadio, head coach Steve Koesterman, assistaint coach Paul Rieger and assistant coach Dave Ballweg.


Last week’s question

This month marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. What do you remember about that event? Do you think the U.S. should return to the moon? Why or why not?

“Unless we clearly would benefit in someway, or it would advance our knowledge in someway, with the fact we do not have the funds. I would have to object to the increased federal spending, which is already out of control. “My hope is that someday both the Republican and Democrat parties will begin to control spending. Excessive taxation leads to destruction of our financial system. “I continue to hope & pray our local township, city and state officials will begin to lead in our objection and bring government back to sanity.” F.J.B. “I remember it like yesterday, I was 12 years old at summer camp in Green Lake, Wisc., we all gathered so excitedly around a very small black and white TV to watch the first step on the moon. The camp was so primitive I have no idea where they got the TV or power cords to hook it up, but it was such an important event the counselors made sure we all witnessed this. It gave our generation such bright hopes for the future. If a man could ‘walk on the moon’ we could do anything we dreamed to accomplish ourselves. For that wonderful experience, I will be forever grateful.” P.H.S. “I would hope that any return to the moon would be pursued

July 15, 2009


Next question

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@ with “chatroom” in the subject line. only after the budget is balanced and the national debt is paid off. The International Space Station has already cost $125 billion from various countries. Between that and the recent bailouts I suspect the U.S. could have instead lowered taxes and provided for the legal citizens who need help. Go figure!” T.D.T. “It was July 21, 1969, and I was finishing up a career step in West Virginia, and preparing to move to Cincinnati. “I remember that a co-worker named Dick Longyear was with my wife and I when Neil Armstrong made history; his first words were, ‘Houston – the Eagle has landed.’ “And then came the unforgettable ‘That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.’ “I may lack the necessary wisdom and foresight to understand it all clearly, but to be honest, I see no point in any attempts by the U.S. to return to the moon, or explore other planets in the solar system. “The risks will probably always remain incredibly high, the costs astronomical (no pun intended), and the benefits questionable. B.B.


On behalf of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties (LCCBC), thank you to the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers for their support of our successful 17th annual Adult Literacy Spelling BEE. Duke Energy, U.C. Clermont College and Jerome Eichert each donated $500 or more. More than 90 local businesses and individuals donated raffle and silent auction items. This successful event will help us





Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

carry out our mission to help the approximately one-out-of-four adults in our communities who cannot read and write beyond a third-grade level. Office phone: 943-3740. Kathleen A. Gillespie The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties (LCCBC) Spelling BEE Co-chairperson LCCBC Board Member Ohio 749 New Richmond


Milford-Miami Advertiser




Where were you July 20, 1969? Where were you? I was sitting on the dusty floor of the rec hall at Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio, at 4-H camp July 20, 1969. Bob Sutton, our 4-H agent, set up a small black and white television for us to watch the first man walk on the moon. We were able to hear Neil Armstrong say: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I remember we could barely hear anything. The kids in front, closest to the TV, were trying to repeat everything and Bob finally told us all to quiet down and just watch. I remember the day being very hot, but we all bunched around the TV to see the landing. I was 10. I was fascinated by space, which as I learned in later years, so was the rest of the country. Before going to camp, I asked Mom to save all the newspapers so I could read about it once I got home. I made a scrapbook with photos and articles. How did we know back then we would have something like the Internet to help us remember things like the first moon landing.

Theresa L. Herron Editor’s Notebook

Even though Al Gore may say d i f f e r e n t l y, things like space travel created the first computers that eventually evolved into what we use today and tools like the Internet. Google Apollo 11 and see how many

hits appear. I remember seeing my Mom cry when the Apollo 1 astronauts died on the launch pad in 1967. I remember the Apollo 13 flight, that is now the Tom Hanks movie. I couldn’t get enough of space and often thought about being the first girl on the moon. That would make it two for two as the first people being from Ohio. My brothers took rockets in 4H and we would shoot them off in the backyard shouting how it was going to go all the way to the moon. Then, Daddy, grinning, would just look at us and ask who

would be the first to find the rocket that landed somewhere in the field behind or in front of our house, depending on the wind that day. I’ve been fascinated by the space shuttle flights, too. I always remember when I started here at the paper. It was the day the Challenger blew up. But, I don’t think the kids today get the same thrill from the shuttle as we did as kids seeing men walk on the moon in those big bulky suits and all the talk about if their lines break they could just float away into space. It was thrilling. It was scary. It was neat. And then to see the parade when the astronauts returned was cool, too. Hey, and mostly on black and white televisions. What are your memories of July 20, 1969? E-mail them to Theresa L. Herron is the editor of The Community Journal, Community Journal North, Milford-Miami Advertiser and The Bethel Journal. She can be reached at 248-7128 or

LEAD Clermont: ‘The Best Class Ever’ I was at another meeting today with a group discussing Clermont 20/20’s High School Mentoring Program when it happened again. About 10 minutes into the meeting someone made the comment about being in the LEAD Class of 2003, then another chimed in that she was a LEAD grad of the Class of 2008, another immediately commented that he too was a member of the LEAD Class of 2008, and two or three others, myself included, proudly stated our class year along with the standard “Yeah, the Best Class Ever!” Invariably when the statement of being a LEAD Clermont Grad is made, it is always followed quickly with pride with the comment “The Best Class Ever.” The connection of being a LEAD grad and part of “The Best Class Ever” is something that I’ve gotten more curious about. For example, when you add up all of the years the LEAD Clermont program has existed, Clermont 20/20 has produced more than 400 of the best class of lead-

ers for Clermont County and the region. I can’t honestly tell you what each of the Lead grads is up to these days but I can tell Andy you without McCreanor hesitation that I into them Community run everywhere. It’s Press guest a great feeling columnist as the executive director of the organization to see how many people are engaged in the community in so many ways. Whether its time someone can give or taking the lead on an initiative, LEAD grads are alive and well and doing good things for the community. When I think about it, it’s a Linked-In kind of thing. We’re a special group of people who can and should stay connected to each other as we march through our years of service to our professions and community service.

More importantly, we veteran leaders need to help the next generation of leaders find their footing so they can get in position to “take the reins.” This transition doesn’t happen quickly. It takes deliberate effort, financial resources, and often times, courage to keep the needle moving in the right direction. Without leadership the right direction is unlikely to be continuously developed. So I’m proud of the work Clermont 20/20 has accomplished in its first 19 years of service to Clermont County and look with optimism to the challenges that must be overcome in the years ahead. The track record of LEAD Clermont grads clearly indicate that not only will these challenges be met; ingenuity, initiative and innovation will reinforce the direction of our future. Thanks to those who have been and will be LEAD Clermont grads. Andy McCreanor is part of the LEAD Clermont Class of 1997, “The Best Class Ever.” He is the executive director of Clermont 20/20.

Dodos still recommend ‘everybody win’ Lewis Carroll, author of “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland,” certainly understood politicians. We must not forget that members of Milford’s board of education are, at heart, political types: They want to be liked and appreciated; they want to feel like they have “contributed” toward improving the community; and, they want to be re-elected. There is no better way to win praise and secure a feeling of accomplishment than to do something “for the children.” Hence, the school board has decided to “level the playing field” for the kids in the competition for scholarships and other perks by lowering the grading scale. In Alice, a character called the Dodo suggests the “Caucus Race.” The Dodo marks out a course, sets everyone in place, and yells “Go!” The animal characters all run

About guest columns We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue; however, potential columnists should reserve space in advance with Editor Theresa L. Herron by calling 248-7128. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic. Either include a color headshot of yourself, or make arrangements when you call to have around haphazardly until the Dodo declares 30 minutes later the race is over and everyone has won. Alice is chosen to award mints as prizes. Upon passing them out, she finds herself without a prize. Finding a thimble, she hands it to the Dodo who hands it back as her prize.

your photo taken here. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for the next issue. E-mail: therron@community Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Needless to say, Alice finds it all quite absurd. While Carroll was commenting on the absurdity of British politics, if a goal of “education” is to acquaint the young with the “real world,” then lowering grading standards is quite ridiculous. The joke: What does one call a brain surgeon who graduated

with a “C” average? Answer: A brain surgeon. But people with “C” averages don’t make it to medical school, and with good reason. The real world requires exactness, accuracy, attention to detail and diligence, attributes that it is hoped schools will assist parents in developing in kids. A surgeon cannot afford to be 90 percent correct. A pilot whose course is off by one degree may miss the airport by dozens of miles. A businessman who loses 5 percent of his inventory to shoplifting will soon be out of business. Recently, I signed up for “Facebook.” I have been astounded at the poor spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure of some of my correspondents, many of whom who are

A publication of Your Community Press newspaper serving Miami Township and Milford E-mail:


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

products of the public school system. In this competitive, botRandy Kleine tom-linefocused world, Community both parents Press guest and kids want columnist good grades and self-esteem, even if unearned. Political-types, in elected office and in school administrations, often are too willing to resort to grade inflation. We must steel ourselves against such political pressure so children learn not only reading, writing and arithmetic, but also the greater lessons of reality, honesty and true accomplishment. Randy Kleine lives on Riverside Drive in Milford.



Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday | See page A2 for additional contact information. 248-8600 | 394 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, Ohio 45140 | e-mail | Web site: Web site:


July 15, 2009

From veterinary care to timely vaccinations—and clean and comfortable living conditions to plenty of fresh food and water—healthy, well-cared-for flocks and herds are essential to livestock farming. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Ohio livestock farmers go above and beyond to make sure their animals receive the best possible care.

For an Ohio livestock farmer,

taking animal care seriously just makes sense.

For Ohio livestock farmers, caring for animals is not just a job…

it’s a way of life.

Learn more about animal care on Ohio farms at




We d n e s d a y, J u l y 1 5 , 2 0 0 9




Local moms share favorite summer recipes

Diana Deimling, a flight nurse with University Hospital Air Care Unit, works to restock the helicopter after a flight. Deimling recently received a Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

By Kellie Geist, John Seney and Mary Dannemiller

Nurse saves lives, improves programs

Whether it’s a refreshing fruit dip or a delicious pie, every family has that one dish they always bring to the family picnics and holiday parties. has pulled some of the Tristate’s tastiest dishes together for their Summer 2009 cookbook. Of the 63 recipes features in the cookbook, here are some favorites submitted by Clermont County moms. Denise Byrum of New Richmond submitted spaghetti salad as her favorite summer recipe. PROVIDED She originally got the recipe from a Kimberly Maldonado of Batavia got the basis for her friend in graduate school and Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball from a Kathie Lee recipe improved on it to make it her own. she found online. ”It’s a healthy and easy to make. I “Every time I go somewhere, peoserve it to my family for picnic-like ple ask for it ... I haven’t found anyevents,” she said. She said everyone in her family body yet that hasn’t liked it,” she said. likes the spaghetti salad, but she prob- “It kind of tastes like cheesecake. It ably likes it more than her husband goes really well with the graham crackers, but once those are gone, and son. “My husband is happy if he doesn’t people just eat it with a spoon.” Maldonado said the trick to making have to cook,” said Byrum, who works at Shriner’s Hospital in Cincin- this dish perfect is to let the butter and cream cheese soften before mixing. nati. She said she also does a lot of She added that while she usually serves it with regular graham cracker crockpot cooking in the summer. Another Clermont County favorite sticks, it’s fun to experiment with is Kimberly Maldonado’s Chocolate other dippers and flavors. Summer in the Hammons house Chip Cheese Ball. Maldonado, of Batavia, found the isn’t indicated by the arrival of fireflies basis for this recipe online when she or afternoons by the pool. But when Kristy Hammons, of was looking for a dish to take to a picUnion Township, prepares the year’s nic. “It was actually a Kathie Lee recipe first fruit trifle, her family knows sumthat I tweaked. Her recipe called for mer time has begun. “It was a dish my mother used to Pecans, but I thought mini chocolate chips sounded better,” Maldonado make that became a summer basic for said. She also increased the amount of us,” Hammons said. “I even gave up powdered sugar in her version of the my birthday cake so I could have fruit trifle instead.” recipe. Her own children, ages 2 and 4, are Maldonado said once she made the Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball dessert, it too young to enjoy the medley of berries, cream and pound cake, but was an instant hit.

By Kellie Geist

As the only original member of the University Hospital Air Care Unit still in the sky, flight nurse Diana Deimling has dedicated the last 25 years of her life to saving lives. As part of the Air Care team, Deimling works hand-in-hand with the flight physician to stabilize patients and get them to treatment quickly. “It’s a very interesting, challenging job ... It’s important to bring a calm environment to wherever we go. To get there and to say, ‘It’s going to be OK,’” Deimling said. “A flight nurse is someone that can maintain their head while everything around them is chaotic.” In addition to her work in the sky, Deimling, 51, of Union Township, also spends time working with programs like EMS ridealongs and Air Care orientations. Her work in the sky and on the ground earned her the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which was presented in April. Deimling was nominated by Dr. William Hinckley, flight physician and medical director. Deimling and Hinckley

have been on a number of challenging flights together. Deimling recalls one in Union Township where the Air Care team was able to save a mother and her unborn child after a car crash. “When she’s not flying, she’s constantly seeking out ways to make Air Care better,” Hinckley said. “It’s the combination of what she does when she’s flying to save lives and the work she does religiously during her down-time that makes her great.” Deimling said while she was “pleasantly surprised” by the award, she thinks any of the flight nurses could have won. Deimling always wanted to be a nurse. When she was young, she enjoyed caring for the family’s pets. Then, after receiving her nursing degree, she worked in the emergency room and the intensive care unit at University, which eventually led to her job as a flight nurse. “I’d never flown on a helicopter before, but I really liked roller coasters. It’s something you don’t know you’ll like until you try it,” Deimling said. Deimling met her husband, Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling, when she was called to transport a patient.

Learn about aliens

Horse show

The Clermont County Ohio Horsemans Council and Friends of the Fair Open Horse Show will take place 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Owensville. It offers English, western, gaited and trail classes. Proceeds to benefit the Clermont County Ohio Horsemans Council and




Here are some recipes from Clermont County moms Spaghetti Salad 1

⁄2 box spaghetti (regular or whole wheat) ⁄2 bottle Italian dressing (light or regular) 2 cups Miracle Whip 1 small green pepper 1 small cucumber 3-4 small tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes Red/yellow pepper pieces (optional) Italian dressing packet (optional) 1

Prepare spaghetti to package directions and drain. Combine Italian dressing and Miracle Whip with the spaghetti and refrigerate until chilled. Dice vegetables and add just before serving. Serves 4.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 ⁄4 cup mini chocolate chips 1 box graham cracker sticks

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add sugars and beat together. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour or until slightly firm. Remove plastic and cover the outside of the cheese ball in mini chocolate chips. Serve with graham cracker sticks.

Fruit Trifle

1 quart strawberries, thinly sliced 1 pint blueberries 2 teaspoons confectionery sugar 1 3.4 ounce package of French vanilla pudding 1 cup sour cream 1 cup milk 1 prepared pound cake 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 cups whipped cream

Mix berries with confectionery sugar and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix pudding, sour cream and milk until blended. Cut pound cake into thick slices. Using a trifle bowl or deep serving bowl, place a layer of pound cake slices on the bottom. Sprinkle one tablespoon orange juice on the pound cake. Spread 1⁄3 cup of fruit mixture. Repeat steps two more times. Top with whipped cream and a few berries. Hammons hopes to pass the recipe on someday. “They’ll like it more as they get older, they’re just young and particular right now,” she said. “They like to eat the fruit, the pudding and the pound cake all separately.” For more recipes from moms in Clermont County and around the Tristate, pick up a free cookbook at Bigg’s.

Moms become McVolunteers

THINGS TO DO The Clermont County Public Library is hosting the program “Aliens: Is There Anyone Out There?,” at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at the MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Learn about the hunt for life on other planets and how we could communicate with aliens. The program is with Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory and is open to elementary students. Registration is required. Call 248-0700.


24 and hamburgers and hot dogs last Saturday. In addition to contributions Karen from moms, a large amount of garlic Gutiérrez toast was donated • A couple gallons of marinara sauce is really managing by Tony Thompson, heavy. editor general manager of the LaRosa’s at • Spaghetti will be a Fourth and Madison gloopy mess if you don’t streets in Covingcoat it with something. ton. • Homemade desserts “I feel so thankmake up for a lot. ful for our Children’s • Moms and dads have a Hospital, and I love what Ronald huge heart for other families in need. McDonald House does for the families Twice now, members of Cincy- there,” Brehm said. “I think that this have donated, pre- is a wonderful way to give back to our pared and served dinner for families community.” It’s also a way to get young people staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children receive care at involved. They can help in the kitchen Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical before and after dinner. When it’s over, staff people at Center. Doing the meals is a great way to Ronald McDonald House give volunhave a tangible impact on people in teers a tour of the building, so everyneed, as well as introduce children to one learns more about the services provided to families. volunteering. We recommend it! For more information on getting Our efforts began when a Delhi mom, Elisha Brehm, read a post on involved, go to www.rmhcincinnati.˜ our site by a representative of Ronald org and click on “Ways to Volunteer.” The coordinator of meals and McDonald House. Brehm and another mom, Jenn activities is Lisa Davis, at 513-636Wilson of Alexandria, initiated the 2760. Volunteers and donors from Cincyproject, kept track of who was donating what, and made sure we had included Teresa Alexander of Amelia; Jennifer Arey of enough helping hands. Our members served spaghetti June Westwood; Elisha and Chad Brehm Things we learned while cooking dinner for 125 people at Ronald McDonald House:

Friends of the Fair. There are $7 to $100 classes. Free for spectators. Call 724-8474.

Comedy benefit

Corey’s Courage is hosting Comedy with a Cause 2009 at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. The evening features comedian PJ Walsh with opening act Dan Mahoney. Table seats include a drink. It is open to adults only. Proceeds to benefit Corey’s Courage, to offset the cost of Corey Nickell’s health care. The cost is $400 private table with server, $300 private table; $35 table seating, $20 theater seating. Reservations are required by July 16. Call 831-7777.

Share your events Go to and click on Share! to get your event into the Community Journal or the Milford-Miami Advertiser.


Jenn Wilson of Alexandria (left) and Mandy Gerth of Monfort Heights prepare salad for the Ronald McDonald House dinner served by and son, Chandler, of Delhi; Katie Folzenlogen of Loveland; Mandy Gerth and daughter, Brianna, of Monfort Heights; Lisa Griffith of Green Township; Rebecca Homan of Norwood; Laura Mester of Fort Thomas; Carolyn Miller-Williamson of Batavia; Erin Nester of Pierce Township, Eileen Pineau of North Avondale; Dyan Price of Ludlow; Melissa Shank of Batavia; Tony Thompson of Covington; Stephanie Thompson of Anderson Township; Jenn and Nick Wilson of Alexandria; Shelli Phelps of Union; and Gillian Woodward of Liberty Township. Thanks everyone! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on



July 15, 2009



The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Mother-daughter exhibit of photography and design by Maggie Crabtree and Penny McGinnis. Through July 22. 732-5200. Batavia.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m. “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Adults. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.

About calendar

To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page.


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 coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.



Aliens: Is There Anyone Out There?, 11 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Learn about the hunt for life on other planets and how we could communicate with alien life forms. With Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory. For elementary students. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 2480700. Milford.


Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Jarhead. Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. Bring seating. Includes free popcorn, concessions available. Free. 831-0262. Milford.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Descend geology steps to stream while learning about geologic history of area. Signs direct participants to call-in information line to hear prerecorded message from naturalist about fossils, landforms, glaciers and more. Bring cell phone. Self-guided tour. 831-1711. Milford. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 7


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.


Frontier Squares, 8 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Plus level square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Milford.


Friday Night Dance Party, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. At sheltered pavilion. Features live music. Food and drinks available. Free. 8319876. Milford.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Collection of early children’s books from turn of 20th century. Included with admission: $5, $1 children, free for members. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-2304. Milford.


Comedy with a Cause 2009, 8 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Comedian PJ Walsh with opening act Dan Mahoney. Table seats include a drink. Adults only. Benefits Corey’s Courage, to offset the cost of Corey Nickell’s health care. $400 private table with server, $300 private table; $35 table seating, $20 theater seating. Reservations required by July 16. Presented by Corey’s Courage. 831-7777. Loveland.


Three Courses of Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Three one-act comedies: “The Spot,” by Steven Dietz; “Wanda’s Visit,” by Christopher Durang; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. Includes dinner. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Clermont Inn Players. Through July 25. 732-2174. Batavia. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


Going Local: An Introduction to Cheesemaking, 9 a.m.-noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. With Joanne Miller. Learn how to make kefir, yogurt and soft cheeses, such as ricotta, cottage and cream cheese. $35 with lunch and tour, $25. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


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


Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304. Milford.


Summer Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet naturalist at stream. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711. Union Township. Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford. Reptile Roundup, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet in parking lot. Trip to the All Ohio Reptile Show and Columbus Zoo Reptile House. Bring lunch or purchase at the zoo. Ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring secure container and ice packs for animal purchases. $85, $65 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Abuzz About Bees, 11 a.m. William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road. Visitor Center. Learn about Ohio bees. Search for bees buzzing around wildflowers. Free. Presented by United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. 797-6081. Batavia.


Three Courses of Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 732-2174. Batavia.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m. Lake Isabella, 7911663. Symmes Township. Little Miami River Kayak Trip, 11 a.m. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Begins at Lake Isabella, continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment provided. Bring lunch. Must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-2345. Symmes Township. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township. Sporting Women Event, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, 5595 Anstaett Road. Outdoor sports program. Participants choose four novice to intermediate level classes. Lunchbreak features guest speaker, Dr. Stuart Bassman. Ages 14-17 must have parent or guardian present. Lunch and drinks included. $40. Registration required by July 12, available online. Presented by Sporting Women - Eastern Hills Rod & Gun Club. 528-2847. Batavia.


Clermont County Ohio Horsemans Council and Friends of the Fair Open Horse Show, 9 a.m. Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. Open horse show with English, Western, Gaited and Trail classes. Benefits Clermont County Ohio Horsemans Council and Friends of the Fair. $7-$100 classes; free for spectators. 724-8474. Owensville.


Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods is hosting Snake Feeding at noon Saturday, July 18, at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford. It is a public snake feeding. The cost is $5, $1 children, free members. Call 831-1711.


Williamsburg Garden Club Home Garden Tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Windy’s World, 127 W. Main St. Self-guided tour of eight private gardens. Four gardens feature artists from the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Rain or shine. $8, $7 advance. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 724-3657. Williamsburg.

T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 1


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 732-5200. Batavia.

Vintage Children’s Books Display, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Promont House Museum, 248-2304. Milford.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford. Busy Beavers, 1 p.m. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132. Discover what unique adaptations beavers have to survive. Includes hike along river for signs of beavers. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 0


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.


Anime Club, 6 p.m. Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50. Teens watch and discuss anime. Snacks provided. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218. Milford. SHEALTH / WELLNESS Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Kroger Mulberry, 1093 Ohio 28. 15minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Mulberry.





S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 9 Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia.

W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 2


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Latitudes, 8319888. Milford.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Drop-In Story Time, 10 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg. Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. All ages. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 248-0700. Miami Township.



Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “In Love We Trust” directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford. Slimy or Scaly?, 1 p.m. Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50. Join naturalist for up close look at native reptiles and amphibians. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Owensville.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 8311711. Union Township.

Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township.


Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Union Township.

Bike Night, 6 p.m. Kenny Welch Band. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Motorcycles fill parking lot. Includes music, beer, vendors and food. Enter free raffle to win Buell motorcycle. Benefits local charity. 831-5823. Milford.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland.


Hungry to Learn?, 10:30 a.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Barbara Parker from the Ohio’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program will discuss food, nutrition, physical activity and making small changes for your family. For parents. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Summer Story Time, 10 a.m. Toddlers. and 11:30 a.m. Preschoolers. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Stories, dance and crafts. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Miami Township.

THE NANCY AND DAVID WOLF COLLECTION The Cincinnati Art Museum will host family activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30, at the museum’s Artworld. The exhibit, “Outside the Ordinary,” at the museum through Sept. 13, inspires hands-on, family-friendly activities, including puzzles, sculpture building, art making and more at Artworld. Artworld is free and reservations are not required. Visit Pictured is “Wall Piece 3644,” by Therman Statom, part of “Outside the Ordinary.”


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Milford.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, and Friday, July 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Music Hall. For tickets call 513241-2742 or



July 15, 2009


Death has no favorites – even celebrities die A lot of famous people have died recently and that bothers us. It bothers us because the fact of death bothers us terribly. In every life death anxiety is operative in great and small ways. Leavings and losings are not on our agenda. And the second reason we’re bothered over these recent deaths is because they have shattered our suppositions. We suppose that if a person has prestige, wealth, celebrity and popularity that those facts bring with them a certain degree of immortality. We suppose important people (presuming they are) have a charmed life and are too important to lose. Death is supposed to show them the same favoritism we do and back off. How unsettled we are when we

become aware that death plays no favorites. The day of our death is always thought of as far off. The day we come to know we will eventually die – not know it merely in our minds but realize it in our hearts – that day is the day we become a philosopher. Thereafter we pose momentous questions to ourselves and it takes the rest of our lives to answer them. It’s a sad occurrence when favored people never even let themselves get to the questions. Among the questions that arise are ones such as: How should I live knowing I will die some day? Why love anyone at all if they can be taken away from me, and I from them? Is it better to be cautious and avoid the risk of great love for someone in order to be safe from

the heartache of grief? Is there more life after this world’s life that is even more desirable, or is there only disinand Father Lou tegration dry nothingGuntzelman ness? Is there a God Perspectives who created me, loves me, and keeps me alive eternally? The alternative to struggling with questions such as these is to employ certain defenses against the questions ever arising. Hedonism says we can become impervious to death anxiety if we “eat, drink, and be merry.” Denial says, “Just don’t think about it and keep busy.” Agnostic practicality asks,

“Why try to live life wholeheartedly if it will all end?” Ernest Becker acknowledges this strange way of thinking: “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we shrink from being fully alive.” Will it help us diminish death anxiety if we draw back from life, from deeply loving, from compassion and enjoyment and closeness to another person? The answer - like so many other answers – is another of life’s paradoxes. Knowing death will come for us some day is the very factor that makes it possible for us to live life now in an authentic fashion. For what is limited is precious, what is plentiful becomes cheap. Knowing our years are limited

urges us to appreciate their preciousness. Death – rather being only a cause of bleak pessimism – ought to be a catalyst to enjoy authentic life modes now. Poet Mary Oliver puts it well: When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms. … I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Use cash instead of debit to avoid overdraft charges The nation’s banks continue to raise fees on everything from credit cards to checking accounts. Banks say they need the money to make up for losses they incur during this recession. But customers and consumer groups are crying foul. Banks have come under much criticism for making it easy for customers to spend more money than they have in their account so they can assess overdraft fees. People like Bridget Felts of Milford are furious. She received three overdraft charges recently and said it’s

not fair. “This was for a total of a negative $5.90, and they are charging me, Howard Ain with one Hey Howard! fee that w a s already taken off, $104 – for $5.90. I was just dumbfounded,” Felts said. Felts’ bank had agreed to drop one charge, but not the other two. “It’s a negative $5.90, from what they’re telling me

because, if you look at the statement, it shows I have money the whole time – it never went negative. But they keep saying, ‘It’s for pending. It’s for pending,’ ” she said. The “pending” charges are for two debit card purchases of less than $5 each. “We budget our biweekly checks to the penny so $104, that’s our grocery money, that’s our gas in our car. It’s devastating. I was literally begging these people to give me my money back,” Felts said. After several calls the bank agreed to return the

fees, but Felts said what happened is wrong. “The punishment should fit the crime. If there’s a negative $5.90 balance, $104 is absurd, it’s absolutely ridiculous … It’s not right. It can take months for families to recoup these losses,” Felts said. “I’m a family of five, every penny counts, and they’re just taking it like, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal,’ ” she said. As with others I’ve seen in this situation, most of the overdraft fees are caused by the use of a debit card. Instead of putting those

small charges on her debit card she could have paid cash, and Felts says she’s now learned her lesson. “Use cash. People need to start using cash more often,” she said. Felts said the government is enacting new credit card laws and should reevaluate what the banks are doing. The Federal Reserve is now deciding whether to crack down on automatic overdraft protection. A rule is expected later this year that would prevent banks from manipulating the order of checks and deb-

its so they maximize overdraft fees. Meanwhile, Congress is also listening to consumers and a proposal there would require banks to tell customers when they are at risk of incurring overdraft fees at an ATM machine or cash register so they can cancel the transaction. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

How far would yougo for first-class 24/7 emergency care? How about your backyard.

Mercy Medical Center Mt. Orab Open House July 31st 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 154 Health Partners Circle Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 Open to patients August 1st The Mercy Circle of Caring is being extended. On July 31st

Mt. Orab is more than just state-of-the-art emergency That’s why Mt.Orab

the new Mercy Medical Center Mt. Orab is open to the public

care; it’s a commitment of excellence to the residents of Mt.Orab,

for tours. This is a facility that sets a high standard in patient

Brown County, and the surrounding community. The healthcare

care. After all, excellence not only runs in the Mercy family, it’s

services you need and the convenience you deserve. It’s all part

right around the corner at Mercy Hospital Clermont; rated as

of the Mercy Circle of Caring.

a 100 Top Hospital by Thomson Reuters.

For career opportunities on the Mercy Team visit us at






July 15, 2009

Kids with egg, dairy allergy can still eat cake One of the most fun things about writing this column is the feedback I get from you. No matter where I am, whether it’s the grocery store, Macy’s, teaching a class or speaking to a group, someone comes up and mentions my column. I have always believed t h a t ’ s Rita b e c a u s e Heikenfeld this colRita’s kitchen umn isn’t just about food: it’s a “place� where we gather each week and share recipes, memories, tips, opinions. A good example of this is Michelle Smith, a New Richmond reader, who requested an eggless cake for son Ethan’s 4th birthday. Clermont County reader Annie Hoffman, a cottage baker, came to the rescue. The bonus is the cake is dairy-free, too.

Annie’s dairy-free, eggless chocolate cake

Annie says, “The kids will love this cake.� Will make 26 cupcakes, a 9-by-13 pan, a 12-by-9 pan or even an 8-by-8 pan. Annie likes to use a 12by-9 pan or 8-by-8 square for thicker cake. Just adjust the baking time: 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes; start testing cakes about 25 minutes. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done. Don’t overbake. Temperature: 350 degrees for all.

3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 â „3 cup Canola (she uses Kroger) oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons white/ clear vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet

ingredients together in one bowl. Mix both together and beat until smooth. Pour into sprayed pan. Annie says cupcakes won’t be very tall but will be very moist.

Dairy-free fluffy frosting

Use vegetable shortening, not Crisco or any shortening that’s non-hydrogenated (Annie says it slides off the cake due to formula change to make it non-hydrogenated – it’s OK for cupcakes but will slide off sides of cake), so use Kroger or other store, generic brand that says vegetable shortening/hydrogenated. See my tip below. Use any flavor extract you like. 1

⠄2 cup vegetable shortening 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted 5 tablespoons water 1 ⠄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 teaspoon almond extract (opt.) 1 ⠄4 teaspoon butter flavoring (Wilton brand since it’s a

clear color) – opt. Put everything in bowl. Mix on low to incorporate. Scrape, then turn on medium for eight minutes. This will incorporate air so don’t skip this step – otherwise you’ll wind up with sugary, not fluffy, frosting. Makes 4 cups. Refrigerates up to six weeks – bring to room temp and rewhip on low. Chocolate: Start adding cocoa powder to taste, and, if necessary, a bit more water. “Makes the fudgiest frosting.�

switch back to hydrogenated. Seems like most trouble is with pie crusts/frostings. I know, I know, hydrogenated shortening is not as healthy as non-hydrogenated but really, it’s not something any of us eat on a daily basis. Annie and I agree you should use what makes your recipes taste and look great. Otherwise, you’re wasting money, time and compromising flavor and appearance.

On the Web

Like Famous Recipe’s slaw

For another good eggless recipe plus tips on making a box cake eggless/dairy-free, log onto my Web version of this column at or call 513591-6163 and leave your name and address.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Trouble with shortening: If you’ve experienced trouble with recipes using non-hydrogenated shortening (that makes it healthier),

For Mrs. Whitmer and several others. Go to taste on vinegar, sugar, lemon juice. 1

â „3 cup sugar â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „8 teaspoon pepper 1 â „4 cup milk 1 â „2 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup buttermilk 1 1 â „2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 21â „2 tablespoons lemon juice 1

8 cups finely chopped cabbage 1 â „4 cup grated carrots Whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Rooting out recipes

• Anderson Township’s Pelican Reef’s slaw • Precinct’s Mac & Cheese I should know soon if the restaurants can share.

Recipe clairfication

Dreamsicle cake: Some readers are confused as to the Kool-Aid called for in the recipe. It’s 1/4 teaspoon and yes, it’'s dry. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at







  $" $ $

! ! 


       # !!$ ! $

$    $ $  #   


July 15, 2009

Milford-Miami Advertiser


Wife is now home from hospital

Howdy folks, Well, we lost another good friend to the Lord. This feller was a farmer and a hard worker. He also had a dairy of 40 cows. His wife went to heaven several years ago, so now Henry Stahl joins her. Their farm was next to ours as I was growing up and my brother and I sometimes helped them out. Last Tuesday Ruth Ann was feeling bad so we went to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital Anderson. After a chest cat scan they found she had blood clots in both lungs. After another test they found another one behind her left knee. The doctor seems to think the ones in her lungs came from the one behind her knee. She was admitted to the hospital and it seems they were short of blood, as they took samples from her about every two to three hours! Not really, I’m kidding about the shortage! She was also anemic so they gave her two units of blood and she perked up and had a better color in her face. She was in the hospital from Tuesday until Sunday. Her arms were in bad shape due to the blood being taken, but the ones who took it were very good. The nursing was won-

derful. These ladies were so helpful, caring and loving. On Saturday her blood thinGeorge ning count Rooks was 1.34 Ole and it had to at least 2 Fisherman be before she could be released. I was going to go to church Sunday morning, but I called her and said I was going to come on down to be with her. There were a lot of prayers going up for her. I got down to the hospital and the doctor came in around 10:45 and seemed to have a grin on his face, he said her blood count was 2.09 and she could go home. Boy I could have given him a big hug! So by 1:30 p.m. we were on our way to get a prescription filled and home. Now folks the first day when I left to come home without my gal, it was very hard leaving her there but it was a must. She is doing good. Thanks to the Good Lord and the doctors. Did you see the picture in the paper about the feller that caught the record grass carp in Kentucky. It

weighed 58 pounds. The feller had a time landing the fish. The fishing here at East Fork is good with some fine catches of crappie, catfish and bluegills and a few carp being caught. Now these carp will give a good fight. I didn’t forget about the bass, that takes another type of fishing to catch them. These bass fishermen have an arsenal of plugs to use. Every Tuesday evening here at East Fork there is a bass tournament and the weigh-in is around 9 p.m. at the Tate Ramp, so stop in and watch it. Also the Boar’s Head Bait Shop in Afton has crappie tournaments two Sundays a month. Their weighin is around 4 p.m. at the Afton side. The garden is starting to grow due to the drier weather. Thank God, some of the plants are not growing as good as they would if the sun was warmer, but they will gradually. We got a nice head of cabbage and some broccoli the other day. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Made in the shade

The answer to last week’s clue is this gazebo in Miami Meadows Park. Mar y Nicely of Miami Township correctly identified the clue.

Last week’s clue.

The clue from Wednesday, July 1.

Peaks and Valleys

The answer to last week’s clue is the Ohio Valley Voices sign. No one correctly identified the clue.

f l e s r u o Y e r Pictluac e unexpe cted! som ep

Capture the natural beauty and hand-made wonders of Lawrence County, Indiana. Limestone Country provides recreational landscapes and unique experiences you won’t expect.


JOIN THE MOMVERSATION. Created for and by moms, is where moms who live near you hang out - and let it all out. New moms. Working moms. Stay-at-home moms. Where you can share stories, swap advice, make friends and even make plans to meet up live.

1-800-798- 0769


where Cincy moms meet An affiliate of the Cincinnati.Com network.




July 15, 2009

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

The church is at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia; 943-3926.

The church is hosting a grilled pork dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 553-2397.

Eastgate Community Church

The church is hosting Summer Fun from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Clough Pike at Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Union Township. The event includes free hamburgers and drinks, gifts for children and adults, and two door prizes given at noon and 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and all ages.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting The Meltons in Concert Sunday, July 26. George Melton will preach and the Meltons will sing special gospel music during each worship service at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and a full concert at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 937 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Glen Este; 753-8223.

House of Restoration Worship Center

The center is hosting the 10th annual car and bike show from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 26. The event includes prizes, games, music

and food. The cost is $10 for vehicle registration and is free to spectators. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 1487 Ohio 131, Milford; 575-2011.

St. Andrew Church

The church is hosting St. Andrew Church Winterfest from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Parish Center. The event includes food, crafts, jewelry and more. Photos with Santa are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the St. Andrew Church Preservation of the Beauty of the Church. Admission and parking are free. The church is at 552 Main Street, Milford; 831-3353.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., Milford. Dinner is prepared for you and your family by a small group of volunteers from SonRise Community Church. The meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, Texas toast, dessert and drinks. The church hosts the dinners the last Thursday of each month. All are welcome. For more information, call Dale at 5439008. The church meets at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

True Church of God

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands

and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-876-0527 or 7347671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Vineyard Eastgate Community Church

The church is hosting Praise in the Park from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Burke Park in Bethel. It is a free Christian concert featuring contemporary Christian music the band Alter East. The event also includes festivities including volleyball, cornhole, basketball and contests with prizes. It is a free family friendly event. Bring lunch and seating. The church is at 1005 Batavia Pike, Glen Este; 753-1993.

Williams Corner Church of God A “Car Show at the ‘Corner - The Larry Cooper Memorial Car Show” is Saturday, July 18. Free registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a free meal given to each car registered along with goody bags for the first 75 and dash plaques for the first 50. Award plaques go to the top 40 along with trophies for Judges Choice, Pastor’s Choice, Best Ford, Best Chevrolet, Best Mopar, Best Ratrod. There are door prizes galore and lots of great music. The event will last until trophies are awarded at 3 p.m. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen. For more information, call 513-625-6459 or 513-288-1977.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann



EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ECLA)

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM


1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

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


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

Traditional Worship 8:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Sunday School 9:45am 125 E Plane St Bethel OH 734.2232

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

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

Pastor: Tom Bevers

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


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 Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am 10:45am Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm 7:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189

Sunday School..........................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship........10:30am Sunday Evening Worship..........6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...........7:00pm



EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

Trinity United Methodist

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


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



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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


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


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

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available


Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


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

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

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 9:15am Sunday W orship Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday 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

MT MORIAH UNITED METHODIST 681 Mt. Moriah Dr, Withamsville

513-752-1333 Worship: 9:00am & 10:30am Sundays We Love Children:

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care, Youth G roup (7-12 grades)

St. Bernadette Church

Learn more on our Web Site

http://w w w.m tm oriahum

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)

day Worship o s p Se ce 8 30a , 10:30am 0 30 Sunday Service......8:30am, Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


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

Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

Place orders by August 9 Pick up Aug 15, 10am-noon

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

You Welcomes Y

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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


A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150 Pastor Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450 A Loving Church in Jesus Name 10:00am Sunday School Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am Thur. Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship

513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH


Men and Women’s groups, Active Seniors “Vagabonds” that gather and travel Pastor: Randy Lowe

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


Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Williamsburg g


United Methodist Church

Where Faith and Life Bond for Blessing

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.


“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) 513-831-0262


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

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


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

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



Male was assaulted at 5776 Ashby Court, June 29. Female was assaulted at area of I275 at Milford Parkway, June 29.

Breaking and entering

Welder taken from construction trailer; $1,200 at 977 Ohio 28, June 23. Items taken from unit at Day Heights Storage; $1,452 at Ohio 131, June 27.


Jewelry taken; $3,250 at 5409 N. Timbercreek, June 24.

Criminal damage

Window broken in vehicle at 5540 Dry Run, June 23. Door of residence damaged at 5894 Whippoorwill, June 25. Sun roof damaged on vehicle at 1399 Wade, June 25. Tires punctured on vehicle at 5976 Meijer Drive, June 29. Chemicals used to burn lettering into grass at 820 Bramblewood, June 26.

Domestic violence

At Elmcrest Drive, June 23. At Woodville Pike, June 25. At South Timbercreek, June 28.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 1387 Linden Creek, June 25.

Passing bad checks

PNC Bank reported this offense at Ohio 28, June 24.


Medication taken at 2118 Oakwood, June 22. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30.39 at Wards Corner, June 23. Jewelry and cash taken; $1,740 at 943 Creek Knoll, June 23. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 400 Arrowhead Trail, June 23. Clothing taken from Meijer; $90 at Ohio 28, June 23. Subjects failed to pay for services at Great Clips; $33 at Ohio 28, June 23. Female stated money taken from account with no authorization via Internet; $14,705 at 975 Paxton Lake, June 19. Woman’s purse taken at Kroger; $300 cash at Ohio 28, June 24. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 826 Ohio 131, June 24. Medications, etc. taken from Day Heights Veterinary Clinic at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, June 18. Trash can taken at 1250 Ohio 50, June 20. Cigarettes, etc. taken from vehicle at 400 Arrowhead Trail, June 25. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $109 at Ohio 28, June 25. Tools taken; $4,030 at 1226 Ohio 50, June 26. Medications taken at 6711 Sandy Shores, June 26. GPS unit and cash taken from vehicle at 1382 Linden Creek, June 26. 1997 Ford taken; $10,000 at 5521 Garrett Drive, June 29. Purse taken from vehicle at 385 Loveland Miamiville, June 27. A quick change scam was reported at Circle K at Ohio 28, June 27. Woman’s purse taken at Kroger; $400 cash at Ohio 28, June 28. Outdoor furniture taken; $1,800 at 1249 Rosetree, June 28. Trailer/contents taken; $1,500 at 5581 Pleasant View, June 28. Medication taken at 1376 Red Bud Lane, June 28. Tools taken from vehicle; $740 at 1259 Eagle Ridge, June 28. Children’s power toys taken; $700 at 5823 Jeb Stuart, June 29. Gasoline not paid for at B. P. Station; $15 at Ohio 131, June 29. DVDs tools, etc. taken from unit at Day Heights Storage; $555 at Ohio 131, June 27.


Extensive damage done to apartment at 1189 Brightwater No. 1, June 23.



Nicholas Allen, 30, 501 Edgecombe,





Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $34.52 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 5.

At 6835 Ohio 48, June 21. At 6642 Manila, June 26.


Trespassing on property at Concord Woods Drive, June 29.



recited, July 2. Wesley A. Cline, 30, 2980 Brushwood, warrant, June 29. Gary T. Hamm, 44, homeless, warrant, July 5. David E. Hopkins, 27, 2337 Ohio 131, recited, July 5. Matthew S. Horwarth, 25, 10 Robbie Ridge, theft, July 5. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, July 3. Joshua K. Minney, 23, 1192 Emily Drive, driving under influence, July 2. Jeffrey F. Richmond Jr., 27, 5640 Stonelick Williams Corner, warrant, July 4. Robert H. Schulkers, 24, 543 Cooper Ave., domestic violence, aggravated menacing, July 4.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Locks cut off 10 storage units and items removed from two of them at 697 Ohio 28, June 29.

Criminal damage

Vehicle scratched at Michel Tires Plus at 760 Main St., June 29. Tires cut on vehicle at 201 Laurel Ave., July 2.

Domestic violence

At Cooper Avenue, July 4. At Gatch Street, July 5.


Reported at 13 Laurel Ave., July 2.


Vehicle has not been returned to owner at 501 Edgecombe Drive, June 29. Camera reported missing at 10 Susan Circle, June 29. An attempt was made to take beer at 824 Main St., June 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40 at 100 Chamber Drive, June 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $19.25 at 100 Chamber Drive, June 30. Medication and money taken from room; $250 cash at 201 Mound Ave. No. 52, July 1. Employee theft was reported at 824 Main St., July 1. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, July 1. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart at 201 Chamber Drive, July 2. Backpack taken from vehicle at 824 Main St., July 3. Gasoline not paid for; $25.06 at 751 Main St., July 3. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $33.12 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 3.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Joshua Shriner, 21, 8546 Whitacre Road, warrant. Rickey Hall, 44, 3229 Martin Road, warrant, marijuana possession, paraphernalia. Cynthia Mcnew, 18, 127 Holly Lane, warrant. Krystle Rubenbauer, 23, 6022 Deerfield Road, warrant. Amber Simpson, 20, 2429 Woodville Pike, warrant. Joseph Crawford, 30, 1937 Oakbrook Place, criminal damage, theft. James Bishop, 38, 1194 Linford Circle, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. Justin Perry, 20, 1015 Cobra Road, theft, criminal damage, criminal mischief.

Domestic violence At Ohio 28, June 19.

Identity fraud

At 6816 Clarawill Drive, June 23.

Passing bad checks


At 1617 Ohio 25, June 23. At 6957 Shiloh, June 26. At 6835 Newtonsville, June 26.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Fraud

Female stated money taken from account with no authorization at 5520 Mt. Zion, Milford, June 23.


Unlisted items taken at 6222 Roudebush, Goshen, June 23. Parts of vehicle taken at 6894 No. 5 Road, Pleasant Plain, June 23.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 77 Greenlawn, June 21.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 51B, June 19. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 298, June 22. At 1817 Hill Station, June 25. At 6710 Oakland, June 25.

1944 State Route 28 • Goshen • 722-3272 741 Center Street • Milford • 831-3172


Criminal damage

At 6725 Dick Flynn, June 22. At 6869 Stouder Road, June 23. At 6703 Pin Oak, June 25.

John H. Evans • Charles E. Evans Andrew W. Evans • Gerald L. Burger Lewis E. Frith • James F. Regenhold • Mary Lu Roby

Criminal mischief

At 1759 Stumpy Lane, June 24.


At 1569 Ohio 28 No. 3, June 21. At 1702 Country Lake, June 22. At 1480 Fay Road, June 23. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 359, June 23. At 1787 Huntley, June 26. At 320 Redbird, June 20.

Family Owned and Operated Pre-arrangement Appointments Available



At 1946 Main St., June 20.

Andrea Kors and Ryan Helbach were married April 25 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. The Rev Terry Smith officiated. Andrea is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Kors, West Chester. Ryan is the son of Mr and Mrs Mathias Helbach, Miami Township. Sara Senger, sister of the bride was matron of honor. Mathias Helbach, brother of the groom was best man. A dinner reception was held at Receptions, Fairfield. The bride and groom are graduates of Ohio University. Andrea is employed by Forte Industries. Ryan is employed by Northrup Grumman. After a honeymoon in Belize, the couple will reside in Dayton.

To place your





PG-13 • 11:55

Harry Potter

Terminator: Salvation

& The Half-Blood S Prince PLU

Tues., July 14 Midnight Show 12:01 am

TUESDAY IS CARLOAD NIGHT! $18 (6 people max.) BOX OFFICE/CONCESSION OPEN 7:30 • ADULT $7.00 • CHILD 4-11 $4.00 8.8 miles east of I-275 on Beechmont Ave. between Amelia & Bethel


(Beechmont Ave)

ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290

July 18th 5-9pm

St. Bernadette Church

Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Bingo

5900 Buckwheat Road • Milford, Ohio (575-0093) ext #8) Every Wednesday and Sunday Doors open at 5:30pm

Paper Entrance Packages $10.00 $3500 payout each night with 130 players or more. Computers Available $1000.00 coverall guaranteed 14 of your favorite Instants including Joe’s, Ft. Knox, King of the Mr. and Win on Diamonds

Free Dinner 3rd Wednesday of month (First 100 players between 5:30pm and 6:45pm)

Earl and Marilyn Whiteman of Williamsburg, Ohio celebrated 55 years of wedded bliss July 10, 2009. An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. Congratulations and we all love you.

New Bingo Format All Paper, 63 Face Computers, Prelims Door Prizes, Raffles Doors Open 4:30pm -- Prelims Start at 6:45pm 6 Face $10.00, 12 Face $14.00, 18 Face $18.00 All you can play regular game with computer is $25.00 Prelim Packets $5.00 packet incl. 6 Face Prelim, 2 Face $150 Coverall, 6 Face $1000 Coverall. 2 Breaks and Great Food, Loads of Instants Friday Morning Bingo Hard Cards 100% Payback Doors Open 9:30am Bingo Starts 10:30am

137 E. Main St. • 513-753-7153


10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

55th Anniversary



Bring the family & your chairs and have fun. Concessions available. 137 E. Main St.


James Robert Walters and Tammy Lynn Foreman were married on March 16, 2009. Rob is a former resident of Georgetown, Ohio and the son of Tom and Gwen Walters. Tammy is a former resident of Highland Heights, Kentucky and the daughter of Charles and Donna Hogle. In addition to sharing seven children between them, Rob and Tammy are licensed foster parents for a private agency and currently reside in Independence, Kentucky.

SHARE your stories, photos and events at

DRIVE IN THEATER Rt. 125 734-4001

Sunday Night Bingo

Walters Foreman

At 6022 Deerfield, June 21. At 6370 Belfast Road, June 22. At 99 Park Ave., June 23. At 7221 Edenton Pleasant Plain, June 24. At 5661 Reeves Lane, June 25. At 30 Park Ave., June 26.


Dumpster set on fire at 834 Ohio 28, June 28.




Incidents/investigations Arson




MIAMI TOWNSHIP Christopher Coogan, 18, 5852 Brushwood, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, June 22. Donald L. Miller, 45, 111 Snider Road, consumption of alcohol in vehicle, June 24. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, June 25. Clarence Mccarthy, 42, 1149 Joetta, persistent disorderly conduct, June 24. Steven C. Earls, 22, 70 Glendale Milford No. 41, falsification, June 25. Two Juveniles, 17, theft, June 29. Amanda Harris, 23, 3824 Bennett, theft, June 26. Mark Strebel, 38, 5844 Mason Morrow, open container, operating vehicle under influence, June 26. Megan S. Richardson, 21, 1136 S. Timbercreek, domestic violence, June 28. Ronald K. Mullikin, 36, 4003 Afton Elklick, open container, June 28. Lisa A. Johnson, 45, 969 Ohio 28, open container, June 28. Tina M. Fleener, 21, 61 Spurling Drive, persistent disorderly conduct, June 28.





Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128




July 15, 2009


N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio-732-2218 or 732-2580

Doors Open 5:30pm Preliminaries 7:00pm Instant Table Opens 5:30pm $3500 Payout Each Week (with 200 players) All you can PLAY PAPER for $10 Loads of instant Games including King of the Mountain & a Large variety of Joe’s

Play Bingo FREE the week of your Birthday Progressive Jackpots Win Diamonds & Simply Grand

Free Dinner the 3rd Friday of the month Security On Site Must be 18 Yrs Old


Animal Rescue Fund Bingo NEW LOCATION! 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio Every Thurs-Friday Doors Open 5:30 pm

License# 0202-27


(2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES Included in pkg in 52 numbers

Loads of Instant Tickets Must be 18 yrs. old.

513-843-4835 for more information



July 15, 2009

On the record IN THE COURTS


Total Quality Logistics vs. L and E Trucking of Naples Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. J and J Logistics of South Florida Inc., professional tort Roberta L. Wilkinson and Robert C. Wilkinson vs. Bayani P. Razon and Applied Property and Casualty Insurance Company, other tort Joseph M. Duesing vs. James Lamb, other tort Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Capven LLC and Equity Trust Company, foreclosure

Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Marie E. Briggs, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Raymond Patrick, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as successor of Bank of America vs. Shannon M. Banks, et al., foreclosure Taylor Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. Barbara J. Van Setters, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jamie Yoak, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. John A. Reese, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Darrell V. Johnson and Carmella M. Johnson, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Donald A. Gold, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Dave Hoffman, et al., foreclosure

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Village of New Richmond Light Ashburn Building, 102 Willow Street, New Richmond, Ohio 45157 for the construction of Willow Street Park, until 2:00 p.m., local time, on Monday, July 27, 2009, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Construction includes but is not limited to erosion control, earthwork, storm drainage, asphalt trail, concrete curb, seeding and sod. Copies of the Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Brandstetter Carroll Inc. 424 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Phone: 513-651-4224 Fax: 513-651-1047

Reed Construction Data 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500 Narcross, GA 30092 Phone: 800-424-3996 Fax: 800-303-8029

AGC I McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Plan Rooms 7265 - Kenwood Road, Suite 200 Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Phone: 513-345-8200 Fax: 513-346-8253

Allied Construction Industries 3 Kovach Drive Cincinnati, OH 45215 Phone: 513-221-8020 Fax: 513-221-8023

Builders Exchange 4350 Glendale-Milford Road Suite 120 Cincinnati, OH 45242 Phone: 513-769-4800 Fax: 513-769-7888

Village of New Richmond Light Ashburn Building 102 Willow St. New Richmond, Ohio 45157

Each sealed bid shall be accompanied by either., 1) a cashier’s check, certified check or irrevocable letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305, Ohio Revised Code, equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid or 2) a satisfactory bid bond, in a sum which is not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate amount of the bid, payable to the Village of New Richmond.

National City Mortgage vs. George G. Haugk and Cathryn A. Haugk, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Mark A. Zenni, et al., foreclosure Riverhills Bank vs. Paul R. Yelton Administrator, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Richard Kelch and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Edward S. Ingles, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Daniel D. Jump, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Beverly J. Staten, et al., foreclosure Mortgage First LLC vs. Mary L. Werner, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Sherry Lawson, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Peter T. Skinner, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. James W. Huxtable, et al., foreclosure American Express Bank FSB vs. C. Chaney, other civil American Express Bank FSB vs. Eric Vayo Smith, other civil Kristopher Peterson vs. Paul I. Nort and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other civil Brian Blankenship vs. CFMOTO Powersports Inc. and HH Motor Sports

LLC, other civil Wesley McCants vs. Brian Hennessey, et al., other civil


Jason Fritsch vs. Nichole Fritsch Mary L. Brabant vs. Donnie Brabant Rita M. Hill vs. Ralph Wayne Hill Carolyn Harrison vs. John M. Harrison


Harry M. Bradford vs. Rabecka R. Bradford Jessica Ann Kaldmo vs. James Kaldmo Debora L. Johnson vs. James Michael Johnson Bryan Byrd vs. Tammy Byrd Megan West Moore vs. Christopher Alexander Moore Rhonda Lester vs. Michael Lester Dixie Harvey vs. Billy Harvey


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. James E. Clark, 45, breaking and entering, vandalism, Pierce Township Police.

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


5904 Amanda Court, Mark Emery, et al. to Lydo Property Management LLC., 0.164 acre, $83,400. Belfast. Road, William Brinkman to Michael & Amy Paolo, 5 acre, $65,000. 5929 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Brian Payne, 0.1443 acre, $110,065. 2692 McHenry Road, Teresa Fleming, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mort-

gage Corp., $150,000. 6860 O’Bannon Bluff, Thomas & Shelley Sabga to Matthew & Julie Roberts, $328,000. 6571 Ohio132, Jeremy Quick to Olga Palafox Moreno, 0.626 acre, $102,000. 1721 Parker Road, Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Donald & Donna Hodge, 0.5 acre, $64,900. 6870 Shiloh Road, Danny Shane Watson, Executor to Kathy & Anthony Bohman, 12.447 acre, $186,000. 6478 Springhouse Ave., Daniel & Bobbie Jo Seminatore to Sara Coyle & Joseph Washburn, $117,000.


All bids must be made on the required Bid Form. AJI blank spaces for bid prices must be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the bid form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Two copies of the Bid Form are required.

A complete set of drawings and specifications may be obtained at: Queen City Reprographics Inc., 2863 Sharon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241, Phone (513) 326-2300 upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 made payable to the Village of New Richmond. The cost of shipping or delivery must be paid separately to Queen City. Rights to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid and bid guaranty, to reject any or all bids, and to negotiate with apparent qualified low Bidder to such extent as may be necessary are reserved. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening hereof. Contractors are advised that the January 27, 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order of the Governor of Ohio, the Governor’s Amended Executive Order 84-9 of November 30,1984 and Section 153.59 and 153.591 of the Ohio Revised Code are applicable to this Bid Invitation and Project. The Contract awarded under this Invitation for Bids will require that mechanics and laborers be paid a prevailing rate of wage as required in Section 4115.06, Ohio Revised Code. 1001481613

We’re here for you! Community Classified is here to lend a helping hand. Computer, vehicles, jobs, real estate, pets... you name it!

Sell it faster, easier, better!

Call Community Classified at 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290.

If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. Call Community Classified


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE YOU ARE HEREBY GIVEN NOTICE THAT PS ORANGECO, INC. HAS AN OPERATOR’S LIEN AGAINST CERTAIN PROPERTY STORED IN THE FOLLOWING UNITS. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 10 Kem Plummer, 420 Walnut Grove Milford OH 45150 Bags, totes, furniture A1004 Charles Bookwalter, 11287 Ironwood Ct., Cincinnati OH 45249, Tools, Car Parts; A1031 Pamela Owen 1764 Crosstown Rd Williamsburg OH 45176, Boxes,totes, toys; A2052 Sharon Ashbrook, 5899 Wade Rd., Milford OH 45150 Boxes, furniture,electronics; A2059 Jim Herlinger Jr., 3844 Gordon Dr. # 2, Amelia OH 45102, Boxes, furniture, toys. OPERATOR INTENDS TO DISPOSE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY AT PUBLIC SALE AS FOLLOWS:DATE OF SALE: 7/30/09 TIME OF SALE: 2:00pm LOCATION OF SALE: PUBLIC STORAGE #28221 6068 Branch Hill Guinea Pk Milford, OH 45150 1001483521

PUBLIC NOTICE Fill Material Available The Clermont County Water Resources Department is now accepting request for fill material dump sites. Our distribution and collection maintenance departments are always in need of sites that can accept fill materials left over from dig jobs. The material generally will consist of primarily dirt but will also contain some asphalt, gravel, concrete as well as small amounts of other construction material. For more information contact Stephen L. Knipp at slknipp@co.clermont. o h . u s All request should be sent to the Clermont County Water Resources Department 4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, Ohio 45103 Attention: Stephen L. Knipp 1001482554

Ronald Vernon Ramsey, 39, 312 Pershing Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua L. Randall, 25, aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Dustin David Keith Bailey, 21, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Dennis Lee Eckert, Jr., presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges William W. Young and Robert P. Ringland. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.


Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide construction contract security in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the bid.

Contractor is to fully complete the project within 65 calendar days.

Jill Y. Christman, 38, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 367 H, Goshen, theft, Goshen Police. Jason L. Pack, 29, 2755 Ohio 132 #61, New Richmond, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Killian R. Griess, 19, 3969 Piccadilly Circle E, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, burglary, Union Township Police Department. Tricia D. Latini, 28, 154 Marble Cliff Drive, Lakeside Park, Ky., breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police. Timothy W. Bartlett, 41, 552 Aspen Glen Drive Apt. 908, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Dale Franklin Coffey, 45, at large, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Scott Lewis Herndon, 38, 53 Colvard Drive, Ohatchee, Ala., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Tyrone Darnell Lowe, 31, 1838 Lawn Drive, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement.




Lot 6 Freedom Trail, Kimberly & James Camacho Jr. to Craig & Stephanie Yeager, 0.5 acre, $34,000. 3883 Moore Marathan Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Raymond & Marian Hardin, 2.9 acre, $48,000. 4523 Ohio133, Redstone Properties to Timothy & Jeannie Zurmehly, 90.15 acre, $247,912.50. 3328 Weaver Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Deborah E. Turner, 2 acre, $135,000.


940 Lila Ave., Dennis & Pamela Vanover to D’Lray Properties LLC., 0.762 acre, $183,000. 105 McCormick Place, Donald & Julie Lueke to Barrett & Mary Aldemeyer, 0.753 acre, $484,000. 527 Miami Avenue, Timothy H. Clark to Jessica L. Nightingale, 0.322 acre, $93,000. 709 Osage Trail, Kevin & Linda Cassidy to Teresa Basham, $108,000. 5 Paisley Drive, Kevin S. Goff to David Arpin, $214,000. 7 Peeblestone Court, Travis & Christi Darcy to U.S. Bank, NA, trustee, 0.468 acre, $218,000.



Home Grown Fruits & Vegetables

1939 - 2009

Tomatoes, new potatoes, green beans, squash, peaches, green peppers, apples and sweet corn.


Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM; Saturday & Sunday 9AM-5PM

3 miles west of Anderson Ferry



JOIN THE PARTY! 7717 BEECHMONT AVE. 513-231-1943

Community Classified

513.242.4000 Sell it quicker by selling it closer to home. At participating Shell stores only.


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

On the record

July 15, 2009

DEATHS Alberta E. Chapman

Alberta Elizabeth Chapman, 95, of Milford died July 2. Survived by son, Daniel F. Block; grandchildren, Erica and Danielle Block; step-daughter, Jeannette Feck; and brother, Gus Schreiber. Preceded in death by husbands, Ray Chapman, Charles Block and Clarence Block; daughter, Irene Carter; and grandchildren, Bonnie Carter Sapp and Pamela Elizabeth Wulf-Drake. Services were June 9 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Robert Clements Sr.

Robert Clements Sr., 59, of Amelia died July 7. Survived by sons, Robert Clements Jr. of Milford and David Clements; daughter, Tammy; and siblings, Charles, Walter, Gary, Charlotte, Patty and Terry. Preceded in death by sibling, Larry. Services were July 10 at St. Andrew Cemetery, Milford.

Al Crooker

Al Crooker, 77, of Milford and formerly of Eastgate died June 12. Survived by wife and best friend of 57 years, Ruth (nee Westmeyer); children, Steve (Sue) Sr. of Stonelick Township, Judy OSF, Scott (Rose) and Holly (Larry) Cruey; grandchildren, Nickie (Dale) White, Jenny, Steve, Courtney and Katlyn Crooker, Anna, Sara and Lily Crooker, Nathan and Nick Tipton, Austin and Madison Cruey; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kaleb, Clayton and Allison; sibling, Nancy (Ray) Spicka. Preceded in death by siblings, Bob (Zita) Crooker and Don (Pat) Crooker. Services were June 16 at St. Veronica, Mount Carmel. Memorials to: Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036; or St. Veronica School, 4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244.

LeRoy Edwin Fitzjarrell II Robert Dale Richason

LeRoy Edwin Fitzjarrell II, 34, of Wayne Township died July 4. Survived by wife, Denise R. (nee Michaelis) Fitzjarrell; son, Joseph Fitzjarrell and Wyatt Minor; mother, Phyllis (nee Gambrell) Neaves; brothers, Richard Fitzjarrell Gambrell and Daniel Workman; and sister, Misty Workman. Preceded in death by father, LeRoy Fitzjarrell. The family requested private services.

Lawrence A. Knepper

Lawrence Albert Knepper, 56, of Newtown died July 6. He worked for the City of Milford nearly 25 years. Survived by children, Lawrence Allen Knepper and Samantha Knepper; two grandchildren; siblings, Bob (Leslie) Knepper and Sharon Anon; and nephew, Michael Noordsey. Services were July 10 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Lawrence Albert Knepper Memorial Fund, c/o any National City Bank.

William H. Rathkamp

William H. “Bill” Rathkamp, 84, of Milford died July 3. Survived by wife of 62 years, Gloria Butterfield Rathkamp; children, Bruce A. (Wanda) Rathkamp, Mark W. (Deena) Rathkamp and Jean (Tim) Scott; nine grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two greatgrandsons; brother, Harry C. Rathkamp of Sacramento, Cali. Visitation was July 24 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Memorials to: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227; or to charity of donor’s choice.


BUS TOURS CAPE COD/Martha’s Vineyard Fall Foliage, Sept 20-26. $599 per person, incl trans, hotels, most meals & more! Also offering Tunica & Memphis, Boston and Branson. Cincy Group Travel 513-245-9992


Anna Maria Island. Save $$$ on a beach getaway. Only $499/wk + tax. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091



Annette Scardina

Annette Scardina, 79, of Milford died July 2. Survived by children, Rose Byrd, Vincent (Debbie) Scardina and Stephanie Scardina; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Virgil R.; son, Virgil P.; and daughter, Diane Stapleton. Services are at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at St. Andrews. A celebration of her life to follow immediately after at American Legion Post 450 in Milford.

Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Local owner 513-875-4155

Donna K. Van Horn

Donna K. Van Horn, 60, of Goshen died July 2. Survived by husband, Eugene Van Horn; son, Dominic Van Horn; sisters, Mary and Marilyn Verdin; and brother, Frank Verdin. Services were July 8 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Theresa A. Wissman

Edgar A. Schmurr

Edgar A. Schmurr, 66, of Newtonsville died July 1. Survived by wife, Carolyn Norton Schmurr; children, Maggie (Preston) Gilbert, John (Melody) Schmurr, Eddie (Shona) Schmurr, Julia (Tim) White and Christa Pendleton; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and sibling, Gary Schmurr. Preceded in death by sibling, Geraldine Conley; and parents, Edgar A. Schmurr and Ellen Cable Schmurr. Services were July 7 at Evans Funeral Home.

Judy Ann Stockton

Judy Ann Stockton, 61, of Goshen died July 5. Survived by mother, Frances Vera (nee Schultz) Hartness; husband,

Jenny Eilermann


Theresa A. (nee Berckmann) Wissman, 93, of Milford died July 5. Survived by step-child of 63 years, Ronald (Jean) Wissman and Joan (late Richard) Floer; grandchildren, Susan Floer, Ronald Wissman Jr., Kim English, Linda Tansey, Pam Kincer, Loree Rolf, Beth Skillman and Mike Wissman; also survived by great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and good friends. Preceded in death by husband, Harry Wissman. Services were July 9 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452363597; or to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.



Happy 100th birthday

More than 150 family and friends attended the recent 100th birthday party of Wilhelmina Steinbergen. Born in St. Kitts, she moved to Cincinnati in 1946. The room had an island theme, calypso music and family members tried to dance the limbo. Steinbergen has eight children (Joyce, Eleanor, Gloria, Leon, Keith, Angel, Ray and Alvis), 32 grandchildren, 46 greatgrandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She lives in Miami Township with her daughter Joyce Miller. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO THERRON@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM


Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1923 George St., Goshen Township. Richard Terwilleger, Goshen, alter, 100 Oak View, Goshen Township. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 5730 Clemens Drive, Goshen Township, $70,000; new, 6049 Marsh Drive, $73,000; new, 5739 Clemens Drive, $80,000; new, 5728 Clemens Drive, $84,000; new, 5510 Mallard Pointe, Miami Township, $93,000. Michael Hampton, Goshen, miscellaneous work, 6176 Ohio 132, Goshen Township. Steve Meadors, Blanchester, alter, 5554 Marathon Edenton, Jackson Township. Larry Crawford, Williamsburg, alter, 3779 Jackson Pike, Jackson Township. Jason Earl, Milford, deck, 5956 Courtney Place, Miami Township, $2,000. Scott Trifilio, Loveland, pool, 806 Wards Corner Road, Miami Township. BWM Electric, Mt. Orab, alter, 5572 Betty Lane, Miami Township. James Cooper, Batavia, alter 4926 Ohio 276 Stonelick Township.


Park 50, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 5300 Dupont Circle, Miami Township. Protection 2000, Fairfield, fire suppression, 507 Service Road, Miami Township.

Servizzi Elite Performance, Batavia, alter-Wards Corner Collision, 507 Service Road, Miami Township, $9,000. Rejuvenate Massage Therapy, Milford, alter, 1011 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $10,000. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati HVAC, 300 Techne Center Drive, Miami Township. Pioneer Construction, Milford, pole building, 5437 Hoffman Road, Miami Township, $15,000. Bzak Landscaping, Milford, retaining wall, 5311 Oakcrest Court, Miami Township, $15,400. William Jacobs, Milford, miscellaneous work, 5597 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Miami Township. SERC, Loveland, fire suppression, 885 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Becker Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression, 1077 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Big Deal Properties, Loveland, alterMarcos Pizza, 1064 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $14,000; sign. Park 50, Cincinnati, alter-Slice Technologies, 200 Techne Center, Miami Township, $12,000. Lichtenberg Construction, Cincinnati, alter- Pete Delois Recreation Outet, 885 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $338,500. Toebben, Covington, Kentucky, alter, 1025 Lila Ave., Milford City. Mechanical Edge, Cincinnati, alter, 5347 Newtonsville Hutchinson, Stonelick Township, $131,200.



DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

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

To place your


ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.

Bed & Breakfast

MICHIGAN CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

Joseph W. Stockton; children, Joe (Sheila) Stockton Jr., Barry Stockton and Crystal Stockton; nine grandchildren; siblings, Phillip Hartness, David Hartness, James Hartness, Alice Johnson, Shirley Honey, Gaile Hackler and Betty Sue Lloyd; and numerous Stockton nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Carl Thomas Hartness; and sister, Mary Jane Rogers. Services were July 9 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.


Travel & Resort Directory leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

Robert Dale Richason, 90, of Milford died July 1. Survived by wife, Jeanette Meyer Richason; daughter, Linda Richason; son, Tom (Moni) Richason; grandchildren, Hannah and Caleb Richason; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Damon, Elsie Cook, Mildred Barton and Marge Potter. Services were July 6 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Fairfax Christian Church, P.O. Box 22391, Indianapolis, IN 46222-0391.


CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353

Hilton Head Island, SC

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

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307



July 15, 2009


Super Store


See More Clearance Items On Our Website







Includes Twin Bookcase Headboard, Dresser, Mirror & Nightstand






















3995 ea.






(2 shown)







79 129 $ 29999





Queen Pillow-tops at

Old Milford Shopping Center








Milford, OH 513-231-9400


Exit 59A, Milford Pkwy to Rt. 50 (Lila Ave.) Turn Left 989B Lila Avenue, Milford, OH Open M-F 10-8 • Sat 10-6 • Closed Sunday







Twin Sets starting at

milford miami advertiser 071509  

And they’re off Summer and fall events in Milford at now Shop ads weekly Search: Do you know where this is in Miami To wnship? If not, it’s...

milford miami advertiser 071509  

And they’re off Summer and fall events in Milford at now Shop ads weekly Search: Do you know where this is in Miami To wnship? If not, it’s...