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Vol. 31 No. 28 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pengtagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. Send information about your Sept. 11 observance to; fax 248-1938; email Editor Theresa Herron, Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

First look at cross country

Area high school cross country athletes are making a run for successful fall seasons. Check out the sports section for a look at local teams and visit the sports blog online for more sports content, presspreps.

Weeds hurt county’s image

During an update on economic development, Commissioner Archie Wilson complained the gateways at major road intersections needed to be cleaned up to improve Clermont County’s image. FULL STORY, A2

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Levy may not raise taxes

Milford Community Fire Dept. will combine fire/EMS issues By Kellie Geist-May

MILFORD - City voters will see a 10.5-mill, three-year operating levy for the Milford Community Fire Department on the ballot this November, but it shouldn’t cost most homeowners any more than they already pay. Council unanimously voted Aug. 2 to put the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot. Mayor Ralph Vilardo and council member Laurie Walter were not at the meeting. Milford Fire Chief John Cooper said the 10.5-mill levy will replace the current 5.3-mill fire levy, which expires in tax year 2011, and the 5.2-mill emergency services levy, which expires in tax year 2010. The current levies combined cost a total of $297.67 annually per $100,000 of home value. The new levy would cost an estimated total of $321.56 annually per $100,000 of home value if values stay the same, according to Clermont County Chief Deputy Auditor Chuck Tilbury. Although the levy is expected to cost homeowners $23.89 more per $100,000 of home value,

Cooper said the decreasing property values in the city should leave most residents paying less. In fact, he’s expecting the 10.5-mill levy to bring in about $92,000 less than the current levies. “We know it’s going to bring in less, but we can live with that,” Cooper said. “We think we can absorb those losses for three years and still provide the quality service people expect and deserve. We are comfortable doing that.” By combining the levies, the fire department can save time and money by going to the ballot less often. Vice Mayor Geoff Pittman said he wants residents to know that although it’s a 10.5-mill levy, they shouldn’t see a cost increase. “Unfortunately or fortunately, with the property re-evaluations and the decrease many people will see in value, the actual impact of this levy will be less for a lot of people,” he said. “I think it’s important for people to know that.” The city also will drop the 5.3mill fire levy if the 10.5-mill levy passes in November, Pittman said. The EMS levy is already expiring. For more about your community, visit

Taste of Clermont is this weekend

Taste of Clermont this year will feature a reunion night when family, friends and classmates can gather. The annual event is moving back to the village Aug. 12-13 after two years at Eastgate Mall. FULL STORY, A3

Honors classes to be weighted

Students will now get a boost to their grade point averages for taking an honors class at Milford High School. FULL STORY, A6



Temporary turn

Recently, a change occurred at the busy intersection of Buckwheat Road and Ohio 28 in Miami Township. Drivers approaching Ohio 28 from Buckwheat Road are now permitted to turn left from either turn lane. Previously, drivers were only permitted to turn left from the left-hand lane. The recent change was made in an effort to manage increased traffic on Buckwheat Road due to construction on other area roads. According to Scott Brown of the Ohio Department of Transportation, “Buckwheat Road to State Route 28 is the official detour route for the Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road project, so the change at Buckwheat Road will be temporary (during construction).”

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Antiques day shines light on treasures By Kellie Geist-May

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure - but how do you know if that old necklace in your jewelry box or that painting in the attic are worth hanging on to? If you’re interested in finding out, bring your items to the Greater Milford Events & Arts Council’s Antiques Discovery Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. in Milford. During this event, appraisers will be on site to inspect and give verbal appraisals and opinions on a variety of items including china, glassware, folk art, paintings, jewelry, prints, textiles and more. “It’s modeled after ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and it gives people the opportunity to bring items in and have them appraised in a relaxed, informal setting,” said Susan Widder, event coordinator. “It’s not intimidating at all, so don’t worry about bringing in something you’re not sure about. You never know - you could have a treasure,” she said. This year’s feature appraiser will be Andrew Richmond, vice president of Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Delaware, Ohio. Local appraisers, including Dan Kirk of

Kirk and Company Jewelers, also will be on-site, Widder said. This is the second year for the Antiques Discovery Day. Widder said last year visitors brought in a few surprising items including a ticket to Abraham Lincoln’s campaign stop in Carthage and a costume jewelry set worth more than $40,000 per piece and more. “It’s a really fun event. You never know what people are going to bring in,” she said. The Antiques Discovery Day is a fundraiser for GMEAC, an organization founded in 2008 that works to bring new and additional arts and events to the greater Milford area. “This fundraiser helps us do just that - and we’ve been very busy,” organization President Connie Hunter said. GMEAC has helped with The Nutcracker, the Milford Paint Out, the Art Affaire and more. “GMEAC supports the arts in our community and this is just a great event for us,” Hunter said. “We’re hoping we can raise enough money this year to start a scholarship fund for the arts.” Admission to the Antiques Discovery Day is $5 and will be applied to the first item presented. Each additional item to be appraised costs $5. For more about this event or GMEAC, visit

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The Greater Milford Events and Arts Council held an awards party July 30 for the Bikes in Bloom event. Norris Jewelers won the People’s Choice Award. The winner was not able to attend the event. The award is held by arts council members Mary Ward, left, and Mary Anne Crowley. Crowley, chairman of the events committee, said the event was a success and council members hope to do it again next year. “I think the community embraced it,” she said.


Wilson: Weeds hurt Clermont County’s image By John Seney


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BATAVIA - During an update on economic development, Commissioner Archie Wilson complained the gateways at major road intersections needed to be cleaned up to improve Clermont C o u n t y ’ s Wilson image. He said weeds often are growing up around a sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike wel- Kuchta coming people to Clermont County. “Our image is everything,” he said. He said the county should do more to keep gateways and traffic corridors looking good. “When people drive through Clermont County, they need to see we have pride,” Wilson said at the July 26 county commission-

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A sign at Interstate 275 and Ohio Pike welcomes visitors to Clermont County. County Commissioner Archie Wilson said weeds around the sign need trimming. ers’ work session. Wilson said the county spends thousands of dollars on economic development to attract new businesses, but “when you bring out companies and they see weeds four feet high, you defeat the purpose.” He said a lot of business signs along Ohio Pike also detract from the county’s image. Andy Kuchta, county community and economic development director, said he would incorporate gateway issues such as those mentioned by Wilson into the county’s planning. He said he would look into who is responsible for maintaining the gateway areas and how it is funded. Administrator David Spinney said he would con-


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tact the Ohio Department of Transportation, the county engineer and the townships about maintaining the gateway areas. “It’s going to have to be a collaborative effort,” Spinney said. Commissioner Bob Proud said he has noticed high weeds in the area of Interstate 275 and Ohio 32 and supported cleaning up the gateway areas. “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” Proud said. Kuchta also told the commissioners about leads on prospective businesses interested in moving to Clermont County are up this year compared to 2010. There were 53 leads this year compared to 44 for the same period in 2010. However, the prospect activity has slowed since the end of March, Kuchta said. Only 14 leads have come in since the end of March. “Less companies are actively looking for new space,” Kuchta said. “Companies are being more cautious.”


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Taste of Clermont to feature reunion night By John Seney

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BATAVIA - Taste of Clermont this year will feature a reunion night when family, friends and classmates can gather. The annual event is moving back to the village Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 after two years at Eastgate Mall. Terry Morris, president of the Village Association of Batavia, which sponsors Taste of Clermont, said the idea for a reunion night came from Old Home Week, a practice that originated in New England. Towns would set aside a week to invite former residents back who grew up in

Friday, Aug. 12 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Bike show and ride-in 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Buckeye mobile tour, featuring Ohio State-themed games 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Rare Earth performs live on the Main Street stage. the town. Morris said instead of a whole week, the festival is setting aside Saturday, Aug. 13, for reunion night. “A lot of comments we got when the event moved to Eastgate was that it didn’t feel the same,” Morris

Saturday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Home Depot kids’ kits distributed Noon to 5 p.m. – Cooking demonstrations 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Car show and cruise-in 7 p.m. – Cornhole tournament 9 p.m. – Del Vikings perform live on the Main Street stage.

mates. “With people’s busy schedules, it’s often too hard to get together,” Morris said. “We have all the stuff here for a reunion – food, entertainment – all you have to do is show up.” Morris emphasized reunion night was for everyone, not just alumni from high schools.

MILFORD - The Milford Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. to discuss possible revisions to the city’s sign ordinance. This meeting is open to the public.

Motorcycle ride

MIAMI TWP. - The Highway Disciples will sponsor a “Skull-astic” Motorcycle Ride Sunday, Aug. 14. Kick stands will go up 1:30 p.m. from Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. Gold Star will be serving $1 cheese coneys from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church with all proceeds going to the Help Build Hope Resource Center. The church is accepting school supplies to help with the Whiz Kids Annual Backpack Drive. Stuffed backpacks will be available the day of the ride to

sponsor for a child in the Milford schools area. A donation of $15 per rider or $20 with a passenger includes ride registration, one raffle ticket and one event Tshirt while supplies last.


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GOSHEN TWP. - The first day of classes for students at Goshen schools is Friday, Aug. 19. Start and dismissal times at Goshen High School are 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. For Goshen Middle School, start time is 7:20 a.m. and dismissal is 2:20 p.m. Students at Spaulding Elementary School start at 8:30 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:20 p.m. Students at Marr/Cook Elementary School start at 8:40 a.m. and are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. The lunch price for all schools is $2.75 and the breakfast price for all schools is $1.50

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the same effects as cocaine, meth or ecstasy.” An Ohio ban on bath salts is awaiting the signature of Gov. John Kasich. Locally and statewide, police have raided numerous gas stations and convenience stores where bath salts containing the drug MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone) have been sold. “We have had reports of individuals who have smoked or snorted bath salts, engaging in behavior

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said. “It had a more homey feel in town. When we went to Eastgate we kind of lost that.” The reunion concept was expanded to include any group of people who want to get together – family, friends, neighbors or class-

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optimism and trust of the early suffragists. Suffragists are the women who worked for Orpha the right for women to vote in the United States. Some were imprisoned for their efforts. Orpha Gatch (18921991) was an active suffragette who voted in the election of 1920 for Warren Harding. The 19th Amend-



ment to the U.S. Constitution, which provided women with the right to vote, was ratified Aug. 26, 1920. She was the first woman elected to the Milford Board of Education. She helped found the

League of Women Voters in Clermont County. At age 78, Gatch marched in Taggart the 1970 Frontier Days Parade in Milford dressed as a suffragette carrying a sign “Fifty Years of a Good Idea.” The nominees for this years award are: Connie Taggart of Felicity, Christa Borchers of Wayne Town-

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private company. They made their comments at the Clermont Transportation Connection fare increase public hearing Aug. 3. The hearing was one of four held to hear public comments on a proposed increase to fares and elimination of student and child discounts. The current fares are $4 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children, seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $3 for adults and $1.50 for everyone else on express routes. The new rates would be $5 for adults, children and students and $2.50 for seniors and people with disabilities for door-to-door service and $4.25 for adults, children and students and $2 for seniors and people with disabilities for the express routes. “These are proposed fares at this point. The commissioners have the final vote,” said CTC Director Ben

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any local match to additional grants received. Ohio Township Trustee Frank Renn also spoke-up at the hearing. “With the exception of fares, all this bus stuff is supported with someone’s tax money. I’m opposed to the government being involved in the busing and I’m opposed to using taxpayer money to pay for it,” he said. Miller agreed and said that although CTC’s money would likely be sent back to Washington, that’s funding that could be reallocated to other causes. No one at the hearing spoke in opposition to raising the fares or in support of CTC. Capelle did deliver a message from a disabled person who uses the doorto-door service, but that person wasn’t present. The commissioners will accept public comment for 60 days from Oct. 2. After that, they will make a decision on the increase.


BATAVIA - The Sixth Masonic District of Ohio has presented Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud with the Grand Masters Community Service Award, recognizing his outstanding service to the community as a commissioner and for his work recognizing veterans and those who are currently in the service. “Bob goes above and

beyond when it comes to serving his community,” said District Deputy Grand Master of the Sixth Masonic District of Ohio Mark Liggett. “I have known Bob for 25 years and I am always amazed at his dedication and service to Clermont County citizens.” The award was presented to Proud during the May 6 meeting of the Sixth Masonic District in Georgetown. The district represents Brown and Clermont counties.

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Taylor Frey, left, and Kathie Morgan of Pleasant Plain find a shady spot to grab a bite to eat at the Goshen National Night Out Aug. 2.


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Balloon artist Matt Owens was one of the many stops families could make at the Goshen National Night Out Aug. 2. From left are: Owens, Tanner Newberry, Riley Lambert, Tracker Newberry and Emma Lambert of Goshen.

Goshen Twp. celebrates National Night Out Goshen Township celebrated National Night Out Aug. 2. The night is intended to promote better relations between police officers and residents. The events included music, demonstrations and food.

Raven Weber, left, and Steven Beckstebt of Goshen cool off with a Hawaiian Shave Ice during the Goshen National Night Out Aug. 2.

Goshen High School junior Erin Ross, left, paints a red “G” on classmate Abbi Poff’s cheek Macee Steele smashes a whip cream pie into her dad, Sam Steele’s, face during Goshen’s National Night Out Aug. 2. Amy Steele, Macee’s mom, watches. The Steeles live in Goshen.

The Goshen National Night Out crowds part to let Goshen Township Fiscal Officer Lisa Allen through Aug. 2. A group of Goshen girls spend time together at National Night Out Aug. 2. From left are: Megan Slusher, Sydney Lambert, Rian Adams, Sarah Hickey and Glynis Lonnemann.

Williamsburg resident Hunter Strunk enjoys a swirl and sprinkle covered ice cream cone at National Night Out in Goshen Township Aug. 2.

Ashleigh Benedum and Ryan Hicks check out a classic car at the Goshen National Night Out Aug. 2. They are from Goshen Township. Some of the Goshen National Night Out visitors took advantage of the Marr/Cook Elementary School playground. From left are: Gaby Schafer, left, Miranda York, center, and Olivia Taulbee. They all are from Goshen Township.

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Seipelt Elementary students Seth Bennett, Will Bradley and Ethan Pettigrew won first place for their model entered in the Reading Riverview project of the Architecture by Children program’s annual contest.

Budding architects at Seipelt Elementary The Architecture Club at Seipelt Elementary won two first-place awards and an honorable mention in the Architecture by Children program’s annual contest. Students Seth Bennett, Will Bradley and Ethan Pettigrew won first place for their model entered in the Reading Riverview project, winning Master Craftsmen. Christopher Hayes, Rose Kaetzel and Samantha Lemar won first place in the Soul Soothing Water World project, with the most successful use of green design solutions. Karl Chavez, Connor Noon and Jacob White received an honorable mention for their Living on the Edge project. The Architecture by Children program is sponsored by the Cincinnati Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Last year, the chapter sponsored a contest for students themed “Sacred Spaces.” This year the students worked collaboratively in design teams to design a sacred space for a real client on a real site. The club at Seipelt, composed of students in third and fourth grade, meets weekly for several months learning about architecture and sustainable design under the guidance of the building’s intervention specialist, Lois Swisher, and Zoe Hardy, an area architect.



Seipelt Elementary students Christopher Hayes, Rose Kaetzel and Samantha Lemar won first place in the Soul Soothing Water World project of the Architecture by Children program’s annual contest.

MILFORD - Students will now get a boost to their grade point averages for taking an honors class at Milford High School. A committee comprised of teachers, parents and board of education member Debbie Marques worked on the new policy for several months before it was adopted. Starting this school year, honors classes will carry a 0.015 weight if the student earns a C or better, said Superintendent Bob Farrell. The board also voted to increase weight carried by Advanced Placement classes from 0.025 to 0.030 if the student earns a C or better, he said. “Honors courses are now receiving some weighted grades and that wasn’t the case before,” Farrell said. “What’s so important about that is that now there’s more of an incentive for the kids to take the pathway to AP classes.” The change will not be retroactive. Therefore, students who took honors or AP classes in their freshman, sophomore or junior years will not receive the extra weight on their grade point averages for those classes, Farrell said. “Upon request, we will provide a supplemental transcript that shows all of your classes (as) if they were weighed,” he said. “We’re able to do that and it can help with scholarships.” Marques said the committee

carefully considered whether or not the policy should be retroactive before deciding it would not be fair. “My son is going to be a sophomore this year and he took honors classes and will be negatively affected by this, but you really have to look at what’s best for everybody as a board member,” she said. “I think we made the right decision and the committee felt really good about what we did.” Ann Behrens was one of the parents on the committee and has a junior and a freshman at the high school. Even though her older daughter will not receive extra weight for the honors and AP classes she has already taken, she agreed with the policy. “I’m just thrilled, even if it’s not retroactive, because for the next two years my daughter will get a little extra bump for stepping up to the plate,” she said. “Students who go that extra mile should get rewarded for it and I think it’s going to be great for the district as a whole.” Changing the policy was necessary to help Milford students compete for scholarships with other local students whose schools offer weighted grades, Marques said. “We were one of the only districts that wasn’t doing it and when our kids went up against kids from Loveland or Kings or Indian Hill, they were at a disadvantage,” she said. “We want it to be fair and put our kids on equal footing.”


Western Kentucky University – Kristen Martin, Milford, bachelor of arts; Katelyn Porter, Milford, bachelor of arts.

Dean’s list

Virginia Tech – Kathryn L. Briggs of Goshen, architecture major.



Seipelt Elementary students Karl Chavez, Connor Noon and Jacob White received an honorable mention for their Living on the Edge project in the Architecture by Children program’s contest.

The Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati ( has awarded scholarships to three Cincinnati State students for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarships are based on academic achievement and the recommendation of the chair of the Horticulture Program Mark Deacon.

The local recipient is Alex Benoit, a Milford resident, was awarded a $750 scholarship. He has been a student in the Landscape Horticulture Technologies and the Turfgrass Management programs. He expects to graduate August. Benoit has worked at Hickory Woods Golf Course in Loveland for the past six years and this past fall was employed at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum for four months. His career goals include acquiring a master’s degree in horticulture and eventually teaching at a community college. Additionally, he is working toward certification as an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and as a Professional Grounds Management Society Grounds Technician as well as working to obtain an Ohio Pesticide License and Ohio Class B CDL.

HONOR ROLLS Spaulding Elementary School The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2010-2011.

Third grade

A Honor roll – Ben Bross, Lili Cash, Jenna Hall, Chase Huff, Kierra Miller, Austin Paprocki, Sara Whitt, Makenzie Wilson and Luke Zeinner. A & B Honor roll – Madison Arnett, Dylan Ashcraft, Silas Bowman, Gunnar Bryant, Taylor CagneyWabnitz, Dylan Campbell, Jonathan Chandler, Brianna

Chewing, Carleigh Combs, DJ Conover, Sophia Craig, Madison Curee, Nathan denOuden, Samantha Dunaway, Dalton Garrison, Zachary Grubbs, Carinae Harris, Madison Hatfield, Madi Hayslip, Alex Hirsch, Connor Holmes, Morgan Horr, Clayton Jones, Blake Kuechler, Michael Lee, Hope Libecap, Nathan Maphet, Logan Marlowe, Zoey McAninch, Emma Meiers, Caleb Morris, C.J. Munafo, Kaitlyn Nichols, Morgan Owens, Jayden Parrott, John Philpot, Colton Rich, Morgan Riddle, Connor Robinson, Caleb Sexton, Sarah Slate, Hunter Slusher, Abby Smith, Bailey Smith, Gabe Spaulding, Zander Spencer, Bree Wallace, Madison Walter,

Brecken Wells, Isabelle Williams and McKenzi Wilson.

Fourth grade

A Honor roll – Anna Bauer, Hailey Carrier, Emily Craigmyle, Brett Dietrich, Paige Garr, Selina Guerrero, Olivia Litzau, Whitney Turner and Ethan West. A & B Honor roll – Darci Akers, Trey Armacost, Connor Ausec, Jessica Benson, Nate Billingsley, Caleb Bittner, Kayla Bodner, Jillian Burke, Beth Cannava, Zac Casey, Ty Clements, Mackenzie Croucher, Trevor Dato, Andrew Daye, Hailee Dillion, Sarah Drees, Annellise Elmore, Abbie Frazer, Mackenzie Gehler, Jacob Haas, Jessica Honican, Ashlely Hoover, Sami Huhn,

Makayla Jakeway, Luke Jeandrevin, Melanie Jenkins, Skyler Kern, Will Kilgore, Nicholas Lamb, Hannah Lambert, Jeff Landers, Lilly Lemmel, Jeremiah Loveless, Laura Luthy, Paige McIntosh, Dinah Middick, Hannah Miracle, Tayor Munafo, Danielle Myers, Skylar Newman, Logan Perry, Jeremiah Price, Tristyn Shull, Melody Singleton, Hobert Skinner, JT Teague, Erica Tomes, Makenzee Turner, Dilan Velagic, Shayna Velagic, Brianna Vonderau, Katrina Webb and Cheyenne West.

Fifth grade

A Honor roll – Daniel Adamson, Avery Amundson, Brooke Ashcraft, Ayden Bennett, D.J. Cayse, Alyssa

Chaney, Carley Cox, Ben Cranston, Dion Cullum, Annie Grause, Austin Heim, Alyssa Hittinger, Matt Hodge, Lyric RainsBury, Josie Rogers, Alli Shelton, Lauren Smith, Emerald Smoke, Abby Tackett, Jordan Ward Dougie Widner and Jesse Williamson. A & B Honor roll – Sebastian Abshire, Jessica Albers, Kordell Ash, Daniel Baldridge, Anthony Baldwin, Brandi Bradley, Nikki Branham, Brice Briggs, Ethan Brock, Ethan Brown, Austin Burrows, Aaron Campbell, Caitlyn Clancy, Kierstin Coldiron, Andy Council, Savannah Deuer, Brian Dusebout, Jared Ellerman, Eric Felts, Sawyer Garrison, Cole Geary, Alan Greger, Ian

Haskamp, Kristen Hillman, Mikey Hoff, Randy Holmes, Kara Huffaker, Rehannon Hutchens, Samantha Ilijin, Hannah Jones, Maggie Kelly, Seth King, Jacob Kube, Payton Leugers, Tia Long Plummer, Wesley Lyons, Logan Mantz, Marien McAninch, Branden McKinney, Britney McQuitty, Miranda Meyer, Hailey Mongenas, Tony Moore, Ariana Nelson, Lexi Payton, Aaron Pemberton, Allie Popp, Haley Raines, Dawson Ramey, Logan Reichert, Skyler Rice, Kaitlyn Rigdon, Kody Salcedo, Hailey Sexton, Elizabeth Short, Mackenzie South, Lee Vest, Hannah Walker, Melanie Walters, Taylor Webster, Haily Wheeler, Jade Williams and Michaela Workman.

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Baseball tryouts

Cincinnati Fury, a newly-formed, select youth baseball organization that was formed to compete at a high level with honor and integrity through skilled coaching, is having tryouts The 11U tryout is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 9 a.m. registration, and the 15U tryouts are 3-7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. registration. Dates are Aug. 13 at Seven Hills School, 5400 Red Bank Road; and Aug. 20 at Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Ky. Players only need to attend one date. Players are to dress in long pants and bring the necessary baseball equipment (gloves, bats, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, hats, etc.). Water will be provided. Cincinnati Fury has the competitive advantage of a solid staff with extensive baseball knowledge and experience guided by the coaching philosophy of Don Gullett Jr. Don’s father, Don Gullet, a former MLB pitcher and pitching coach will be the Fury’s pitching coordinator. Cincinnati Fury will have open tryouts for anyone eligible for the 2012 11U and 15U divisions. Players will go through a pro-style workout where they will be assessed individually on a range of skills. Visit, e-mail, or call 390-7800 for more information. • A new 10U select (AABC) baseball team based in Clermont County area is looking to fill the last few spots for the 2012 season. Players cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2012. The team is looking for players who are dedicated, hard working and willing to learn. The team will strive to be one of the best teams in the best select baseball league in the country. Call 253-8424 about open tryouts, private tryouts or with questions. • A new baseball team, the 11U RiverDawgs, is being formed with a passionate, experienced, professional non-parent coaching staff. The team will be led by Jeff Gatch, a seasoned coach and veteran teacher. A former Division I player, Gatch was drafted in the 35th round in the 1998 draft by the Baltimore Orioles; Bill Doran Sr. one of the most well respected and positive coaches in the game with 50-plus years of experience; Tim Stidham a coach with 25 years of youth baseball experience, a founding member of the Flames organization, a volunteer asssistant Lakota West High School coach and a former board member of SWOL; and Mike Stidham a member of the Lakota West State Championship team. He is in his senior year at UC Clermont. The goal of the team is to develop outstanding all around baseball players. The emphasis will be on skill development, increasing field playing knowledge and having fun. The team will play a 40- to 50game schedule with one or two out of town tournaments. The rest of the games will be played locally. Tryouts are at Lakota West High School on the following dates: • 1-3 p.m., Aug. 13. • 3-5 p.m., Aug. 14. Players are encouraged to attend more than one tryout (although it is not required). Private tryouts are available; please call to schedule. Contact or Chris Larger at 515-7144. • Champions Baseball Academy is having tryouts for this year’s fall baseball league. Limited registration is available. A Friday Night Indoor League for ages 7 to 8 years starts Aug. 26. A fall baseball league is available for ages 9 to 15 years. The Cincinnati High School Fall Baseball League runs Aug. 27 through Oct. 9. Games will be played on Saturdays or Sundays for six weeks. Games will be played at fields throughout the Cincinnati are. Champions also offers option workouts for league participants ages 13 to 17. Call Champions at 831-8873. • The 11U Patriot Diamonds baseball team is having tryouts from 2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Riverside Park Field No. 6. The team is based in the Anderson Township, Milford and Eastgate area. All positions will be considered. Pitchers are highly encouraged to try out. Those who can’t make the tryout can set up an individual evaluation. Contact coach Mike Foley at 2319858, or at The team’s website is at

Softball tryouts

Champions Baseball Academy is having its inaugural Cincinnati High School Fall Softball League beginning Aug. 28. During the six-week league, high school-age players will play games at fields throughout the Cincinnati area. There will the a nine-game schedule with additional tournament games. Call Champions at 831-8873.


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Seniors, newcomers mix to give Eagles optimism By Ben Walpole

The Milford High School girls cross country team tied for sixth in the eight-team Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division meet last year. Don’t look for a repeat performance. “Last year was kind of a rebuilding year for us,” said Eagle head coach Leah Sears. “This year we have a lot more girls out, some returning seniors.” The optimism starts with the upperclassmen. Milford returns last year’s top three runners – Kristen Brady, Lorin Conti and Sara Savitz – and each earned all-league honors as juniors. “The seniors already know my


Milford’s Kristen Brady is one of the FAVC’s top returning runners.

expectations,” Sears said. “They show the younger girls what it takes to be good.” Brady placed seventh in the league meet and advanced to the regional meet as an individual for the first time. “Now that she’s gotten to regionals, she’s putting in extra effort,” Sears said. “She has a pretty solid set of goals.” Conti was 16th in the FAVC meet, earning second-team allleague status. Savitz joined the team last year in the middle of the season but caught on quickly enough to earn honorable mention all-league. Sears also is excited about two freshmen joining the program. AnneE Dalziel and Taylor Roof hope to translate the success they had on

Other area schools Goshen

Sara Briggs led the Warriors last season, earning second-team all-Southern Buckeye Conference-American honors.

the junior-high level to varsity. Kings won the league last year, and Sears cited Walnut Hills as a favorite this year. The Eagles should be in the mix, though, if they can find solid lineup options for slots 4-through-6. “Ideally we’d like to place in the top three, top two in the FAVC,” Sears said. For more coverage, visit

Milford runners welcome new season By Ben Walpole

A fresh start brings new optimism. It’s a nice cliche. Good lip service. But in the case of the Milford High School boys cross country team, it’s true. The Eagles are thrilled to have a fresh start this fall after struggling through an uncharacteristically ragged 2010 season. “We’ve always been either decent or very good, so it was hard,” said Dave Ackerman, entering his 22nd year as Milford head coach. His team, having won Fort Ancient Valley Conference championships in 2007 and 2008, slipped to

Other area schools Goshen

The Warriors must replace departed senior Nathan McQueen, an all-league regional qualifier last year.


The boys return a senior-laden team to the cross country course this season. Head coach Dan Rosenbaum said the squad will count on its upperclassmen to be the Rockets’ top finishers. Returning seniors include Aaron Vennemeyer, Daniel Schoettelkotte, Paul Conrady, Adam Zalewski and Patrick Rehl.

eighth place last year, with fewer than 10 runners on the roster. “It was a total rebuilding,” Ackerman said. “We had to be so careful. We

couldn’t afford to lose a kid to any kind of injury.” This year’s fresh start includes a numbers boom. Ackerman anticipates more than 20 runners in the program, including an influx of freshmen talent. He also has most of last year’s runners returning with an extra year of experience. Senior Jake Prem ran a 17:52 at the FAVC meet to take second-team all-league honors. Junior Mike Emerson is running cross country for the first time, but Ackerman anticipates he’ll be one of the team’s best runners immediately. Emerson excelled in the 800 during the spring track season and has impressed during the summer training. “Those two right now we

would guess would probably go one, two,” Ackerman said. “Everything beyond that is a blind guess.” Ackerman does know he’s excited about the incoming class of eight freshmen, many of whom ran two years of cross country at the junior-high level. Whether or not they can contribute this season remains to be seen, but the future is bright for the Eagles regardless. “They know what to expect coming in, and they want to be a part of that,” Ackerman said. “So that’s very important.” In the short term, Ackerman and the Eagles are happy for the fresh start, hoping to climb back up the FAVC standings.

Mark your calendar

Milford hosts two major cross country meets this season. • Milford Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 17. • FAVC Championships, Saturday, Oct. 15. “We really don’t know what to expect,” Ackerman said. “We just know there’s more of them. So there’s more kids to coach. And there’s more potential to improve, which is what we’re shooting for.” For more coverage, visit presspreps

In force

The 12U Ohio Force baseball team wins the Ripken Experience Tidal Wave tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C., July 3-8. There were 20 teams in the 12U division traveling from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois to compete. In back are Frank Schmitt, Jeff Jaeger, Chandler Harris, Andrew Jaeger, Cameron Seemann of Loveland, Cade Ferguson of Milford, John Gallagher of Loveland, Jake Clements. In front are Dylan Davis, Frankie Schmitt, Andrew Sams, Justin Huber, Jack Gallagher of Loveland and Jonathan Giebler of Milford. THANKS TO CARLA SEEMANN

Reds win

The 2011 Milford Reds Minors team celebrate an undefeated session. Pictured after the Championship game are Derek Elliott, Cooper Krebs, Caden Nixon, Mitch Calhoun, Alex Hannah, Alex Schnegelsberger, Jack Scally, Ben Gorning, Max Ward, Drew Rawlins, Vice Scally, Rush Morris and Tim Greenwell. Not pictured are Eli Litton and coaches Greg Rawlins, Mark Calhoun, Tony Scally, Brad Greenwell and Corey Ward. THANKS TO GREG AND CARLA RAWLINS



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Last week’s question:

Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “Of course. People has to live within their means, otherwise they go bankrupt, so why would the government be any different. They really tried to destroy us when they did not pass the cut, cap and balance.” JAK “I support a balanced budget amendment because congresses and presidents of both parties have proven over many decades that we badly need one. “Our annual deficits keep getting worse and our debt is piling up to such an extent that our children and grandchildren will be paying it off for a long time to come. :Those current politicians who claim we don't need such an amendment are being very disingenuous, since they have created the greatest unbalanced budgets in the history of our nation. “If we want to finally control government spending and return to a smaller government, we need to put a limit on the government's credit card.” T.H. “Absolutely! If these guys had to like like the rest of us, there wouldn't be any question about it. It's simple ... don't spend what you don't have, and keep your nose out of everyone else's business.” J.K. “I think our D.C. politicians need to wake up and smell reality. If that can be done without a constitutional amendment I would prefer that approach. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a person, or an entity is being foolish if it doesn't manage its finances so that the expenses do not exceed the income. “I realize that the federal government's spending is far more complicated than an average family, but the principal still applies. Do not spend what you do not have. “And don't threaten to take away benefits like Social Security from seniors as a way to frighten them into supporting continued deficits. “Make intelligent, fair decisions about what to cut, and for Pete's sake, don't always come down on the "rich"; the rich didn't cause the problem – politicians did. (Of course, most politicians at the federal level are rich anyway, so ... ) Bill B. “I'll answer the question with a question: Would America be in an unprecedented $ 14 trillion budget crisis today if we already had a balanced budget amendment? Obviously our leaders do not know how to handle money and we need a constitutional amendment to protect us from them.” R.V. “Congress is filled with lawyers who are in the 1 percent that Democrats and media hate, yet media and the unions are beholden to them. “Since members of Congress are constantly re-elected by the taxpayers who apparently don't understand that they are being ripped off by their rich congressperson (Schmidt/Sherrod/ Chabot, et al.), I favor a balanced





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Next question What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? Every week The MilfordMiami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. budget amendment as the only way stay in touch with the 'money.’ “Any media outlet: why haven't you exposed the Congress, their retirement program, their annual pay, free mail and so forth? “Why haven't you reported on the problem the Congress is to our country, with their perks, staff, cars, jets? “Where is an honest, unconnected reporter to show what Congress makes, how many adulterers or traffic tickets or Wieners there are? “BTW … TKS for letting me spew.” K.P. “No. It seems like every time an issue comes up that a few people oppose they want to amend the Constitution. Deciding on how much money should be appropriated is up to the House, with the Senate and the president concurring or demurring. “If an emergency came up that demanded spending more a way would be found to bypass the amendment one way or the other. Making tough decisions is what elected officials are elected for. “By the way (if you have room for this), this country and this state is more than just a sideline for someone to dabble in for a few years. A great councilman, senator or congressman is a treasure. The next election is a sure fire term limiter. So I am against term limits too.” F.N. “Yes. I don't believe a modern politician can be elected without pandering to the electorate by buying votes with other peoples' money. “They can't cut spending, because so many people are on the take in America that they can't afford to risk the noisy protests that cuts will provoke. “The media is quick to cover protests of spending cuts but slow to show protests of spending. Forcing Congress's hands with an amendment is the only way congressmen can do what they know is right without being crucified.” P.C. “No. It would be a complete waste of time. A whole heap of things like wars and natural disasters will get excluded. After that by assuming unreasonable growth rates balance will be claimed when it doesn't have an ice cube in hell's chance of happening. “So, let's not waste time on this, but work on replacements for all the jobs that will be killed by too narrow a focus on the budget, and also on getting people big enough wages that they can truly afford to save for retirement and buy health insurance. “People really need to be able to live on about 75 percent of their income if they want a good retirement. What minimum wage earner can do that today?” D.R.



Debt ceiling bill prevented serious harm to country The recent debate about increasing our nation’s debt ceiling certainly wasn’t pretty. While I’m sure everyone involved had America’s best interests at heart, coming to agreement on how to stop this ridiculous spending of tax dollars tested the patience of not only members of Congress but also the public. What we settled on isn’t a quick or perfect fix, but it’s a necessary one. The good news is it won’t raise taxes. Unfortunately, given the state of our federal budget and our debt of more than $14 trillion, there was no easy way to address the need to increase the debt ceiling. What it boiled down to was this: We had to borrow money to pay the bills for things the federal government had already bought. In the past, increasing our nation’s debt limit has been a rather simple exercise. It has been so easy, in fact, that Congress has increased it seven times since March 2006 – when our federal debt totaled about $8.3 trillion. In the five years since, our debt has increased by some $6 trillion – and our annual deficits are routinely in excess of $1 trillion. Figuring out how to cope with that proved difficult and divisive. President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner had each claimed that if the debt ceiling was not raised by Aug. 2, the United States would default on its obligations. That wasn’t quite correct. Even if the debt ceiling hadn’t been raised, the government takes in enough revenues for about twothirds of scheduled federal payments. We could have limped along,

making interest payments on the debt and paying for other priorities – such as Social Security and Medicare benefits plus the salaries of memJean Schmidt bers of our Community armed services. But, we wouldPress Guest n’t have had Columnist enough money left to pay for the FBI, the Transportation Security Administration that safeguards our airports and other modes of transit, or myriad other federal programs upon which people rely every day. Failure to increase the debt ceiling also could have worsened our weak economy. Many said that a failure to approve an increase would have caused our credit rating to be downgraded and prompted precipitous drops in the financial markets. The president even argued it could have led to a depression. In response to the call to increase the debt ceiling, the House of Representatives passed three separate bills. Although each was similar, the first two were rejected by President Obama and the Senate. But July 31, a Sunday night, Democrat and Republican leaders agreed on a package of changes. A final version was approved the next day by the House and Aug. 2 by the Senate. For the first time, an increase in the debt limit has been tied to a decrease in government spending. Under the bill signed into law by the president, federal spending will be cut immediately and

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A vocabulary lesson, Mr. Harding Mr. Harding, lets get a vocabulary lesson out of the way first, so all the readers know what you alluded to with your comment about "nihilism" at the end of your rant against the Tea Partiers. Nihilism means total rejection of established laws and institutions. Anarchy, terrorism or other revolutionary activity. Total and absolute destructiveness especially toward the world at large and including oneself. According to Mr. Harding, these Tea Partiers are terrorists? I believe and I think a majority of the public would agree with me that the health care bill that Mr. Harding specifically mentions, was passed by the Democratic majority in both houses of congress (look at the first definition above, total rejection of established laws and institutions, those congresspersons work for us, not for themselves), against the will of 68 percent of the public, according to polls at the time of the passage of the law, which the then speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi, famously said "we have to

pass this bill to see what’s in it.” That is nihilism at its highest if you go by the definition. And Mr. Harding also says the 10th Amendment does not apply to the health care bill? He says that Article 16 of the constitution does not allow states to opt out of a federal law such as this. It looks as if Mr. Harding believes the government can take from you a fine, meaning a tax, taken by the internal revenue service, if you or I choose not to participate, and buy into some plan, that anyone has the choice not to participate in. But, the amendment cited, says taxes on income. Lets go a step further and just for the sake of argument, Mr. Harding, lets say your assessment of this amendment is correct. What is to stop the government from telling everyone what type light bulbs you are allowed to buy. Oh. I forgot. They already did that. Let’s take another exam-

Robert Dollenmeyer Community Press guest columnist

ple. How about the government says, unless you buy healthy food, you will pay a fine when you file your taxes if you can’t prove you bought a certain amount of healthy (according to who?) food. They say you must be able to prove your tax deductions currently, so down the road why would you think they can’t force you to prove you bought healthy food? Where does it stop if you believe the government can tell you that you must purchase health insurance? If you believe the government can tell you what you can and can’t do or buy or eat, then you should move to Cuba or some other communist country as that is how they control their population. If you want total government control, that is the way we are headed if you are told what you have to buy in the case of this health care deal. Lets stop it right now and vote with the Tea Partiers to allow Ohio to opt out of this health care bill. Robert Dollenmeyer is a resident of Milford.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Pay attention at physical

I read with interest Linda Eppler’s account of her yearly physical. I agree that for all over 45 and anyone with chronic health problems, the annual exam

remains vital, and people do not realize how changes in medicine today have forced doctors to alter standards such as these. I strongly believe in wellness and prevention, and do not compromise on standards during the

yearly physical. People do need to start paying attention to what they are actually getting for their health care dollars. Dr. Robert M. Osborne Pierce Township

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It’s 2011 – Do you know where your name is? By Lisa J. Mauch

Paying bills online. Shopping online. Banking online. It’s 2011 and we are living in a digital age. But with the conveniences also come added dangers, namely identity theft. No longer are some thieves picking your pocket for a wallet, they’re picking you for information: Social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and passwords. And with this information, they can ruin your life. It was with this in mind that the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce invited Mark Josaitis, sales representative at Western & Southern Life, to present a seminar July 12 about how to protect yourself from identity theft. According to Josaitis, identity theft is the fastest growing white collar crime in the U.S. Less than 12 percent of identity thieves get caught. The average financial loss is $18,000. It takes 14 months on average for somebody to know they have been victimized. “You could be cleaned out and destroyed,” said Milford resident Katherine Wilson, one of the attendees. Here are some tips that were discussed: • What do you put in your trash? Whether it’s at home or at a business, your trash is a target. They are looking for anything with your name, address and personal information like account numbers. • Do you have a shredder? A cross-cut shredder is recommended. Identify thieves can piece just strips of paper back together. • What do you do with your hotel swipe key? Did you know that magnetic strip stores all the information connected to that room, including your credit


Mark Josaitis hands off a new cross-cut shredder to Katherine Wilson, who was the door prize winner at the identity theft seminar presented July 12 at the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. card? After being returned it remains unerased until it’s issued again. So keep it and shred it when you get home. You won’t be charged for the key. • Ladies, what do you do with your purse when you’re shopping? Never leave your purse unattended while shopping. There’s even one trick where someone might come up behind you and ask you a question to get you to turn away from your cart. Meanwhile, their partner can come up from behind and scan your purse for credit cards or just plain steal your wallet. • Do you have your address programmed into your GPS? Thieves can break into your car while you’re out at a ball game and call up your home address. Need driving directions from home? Program your nearest library, store or police station in instead. • Do you still send checks and money through the mail? Unless you have a secure locked mailbox, thieves can easily steal your mail and get account numbers and checks, not to mention that

gift card you send your nephew for graduation. • Do you monitor your conversations in public? If you’re having a meeting at a coffeehouse with your insurance agent, are you verbally giving him your social security number while he taps it into his laptop? If people truly need that information in public, write it down so others can’t overhear you. • Do you sign up for store credit cards because they offer you a discount? Don’t sign up before finding out who services the card. Will you be liable for fraudulent charges or will you be protected? • Do you have a credit card you haven’t used in the past few years? If you decide to get rid of it, make sure when you call to cancel it you tell the company to de-activate it. Otherwise they can just close the account and it can be reopened by an identity thief who is shopping on your dime. • Are you at a street fair or farmers market that uses the old carbon imprints of your credit

card? If so, make sure you take the carbons with you. • Do you know who you’re talking to? Never give personal information to someone over the phone, especially if you didn’t initiate the call. • Do you buy items or make transactions online? Make sure to look for an “s” in the “https://” that indicates you’re using a secure browser. • Do you check your bills? Be sure there are no unauthorized charges on your credit card bills. Make sure there is no unusual activity on your utilities bills. • Do you still carry your Social Security card around with you? Once a common form of identification, now it’s best to keep you Social Security card in a safe deposit box or home safe. • Do you use a credit card when paying for dinner at a restaurant? At some restaurants, they take your credit card away and then bring you back a receipt. When your card leaves you, you don’t know who’s scanning the information away from your sight. • Are you planning on flying overseas or putting any other big purchases on your credit card? These are normally indicators to the credit card company that someone might have stolen your card and is using it to buy big ticket items. You might want to consider calling the credit card company ahead of time to alert them to your plans. • What information do you have printed on your checks? Never use a phone number or Social Security number on your printed checks. Use a first initial on the printed version and then sign your full name. If a thief gets a hold of blank checks, he’ll have to guess at the name. When asked


Lori Steffan (left) and Councilwoman Charlene Hinners listen to the tips provided on identity theft protection during the July 12 seminar at Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce. for a phone number by a vendor, use your work phone number. Also, when paying bills, only put the last four digits of your account number. • Do you have your mail held while on vacation? Unless there’s someone you absolutely trust to pick up your mail, have it held at the post office instead of leaving it sit for a week in an unsecured mailbox. • Do you use the ATM? Thieves have been known to put secondary scanners and/or video cameras in at ATMs to get your information. So ask yourself, does this look like a normal ATM or is there something out of place or unusual about it? • Do you throw out your old magazines and catalogs? Make sure to rip off the cover that has your name and address and account number on it and run it through the shredder before putting items in the recycling bin or trash. • Do you have a mem-


Security devices, like this pictured Aluma Wallet, are one way to protect yourself against identity thieves using hand-held scanners to steal your information.

ber rewards card? They store your information on those too so make sure to shred receipts. • Has your child’s identity been stolen? Since Social Security cards are now given out at birth, a thief has 16 to 18 years to ruin your child’s credit. Put a fraud alert or credit freeze on their information to protect them and monitor their credit report. • Do you use your spouse’s name or birthday as your password? Passwords should be at least six characters with a number and a special character. Don’t use things that can easily be researched. (Is your pet’s name on Facebook?) Make the sequence random. • How often do you change your password? Twice a year when you change your clocks and check your smoke alarm batteries, change your password, too. • Has your driver’s license been revoked? Did something of yours get repossessed? Are you getting bills for things you don’t recognize or a double set of bills. Has a name been added on to your credit card or bank account? Are you getting calls that bills haven’t been paid? These may be signs that your identity has been stolen. • Do you know what to do when you discover your identity has been stolen? Call the police and file a report. Call all your financial institutions. Stop payments on your checking account. Get a new driver’s license with a new identification number. Do not get a new Social Security card. For information on identity theft, visit For more information on the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, visit

Boat builders hone skills for annual cardboard regatta By John Seney

NEW RICHMOND - More than 60 boats are expected to launch from the riverfront Aug. 20 for the 19th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Some of the cardboard and duct tape vessels won’t make it to the finish line, disappearing under the waves and becoming eligible for the Titanic Award, given annually to the most spectacular sinking. But if recent regattas are any indication, there won’t be that many aspiring Titanics. Ray Perszyk, one of the organizers of the event, said in the early years of the

regatta, it was not usual for 20 to 30 percent of the boats to founder. “Last year, we has only three sinkings,” he said. “The skill level of boat makers is improving,” One of those boat builders is Gary Rohs of Delhi Township, who has never actually competed on the water, but enjoys the challenge of cardboard construction. “I like the engineering,” he said. He enlists younger competitors to pilot his creations. Last year, he built two boats – Nemo and Back in Black, both of which will probably race again this year, he said.


Mike Hoffer of Miami Township races in the Big Red Machine at the 2010 Cardboard Boat Regatta in New Richmond. And he is building a new boat for this year’s competition – a 16-foot-long replica of a World War II P40E fighter plane. It’s a one-person boat built for speed, he said. He likes participating in the regatta because “it’s different and it gets a lot of

kids involved.” Mike Hoffer of Miami Township has built boats and competed in several regattas. Last year, he built and piloted the boat Big Red Machine. This year he is building two boats. One is a cardboard baby

giraffe boat that his niece will race in. “It will be in memory of Zuri,” the baby giraffe that recently died at the Cincinnati Zoo, he said. The other boat, which he will pilot, is a paddle wheeler with a Gorilla Tape theme. Rules require the boat hull be made only with cardboard, tape and paint. Free cardboard and building tips are available at the Cardboard Boat Museum, 311 Front St., in New Richmond. Perszyk said there will be 24 trophies awarded this year for speed and creativity. “About half of the participants end up getting a tro-

phy,” he said. A new event this year will be the Cardboard Man event, in which competitors will race both downstream and upstream. “It’s an endurance event,” Perszyk said. “In lieu of the Ironman in Hawaii.” Registration for the regatta begins 11 a.m. Aug. 20, with a 1 p.m. race time. For more information contact Perszyk at 9109153 or email him at Information also can be obtained by going to, clicking on the fire truck and then clicking on the regatta logo.


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Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; Miami Township.


West African Dance Class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., The Tea House Martial Arts and Learning Center, 8182 Beechmont Ave., Highenergy dance designed for communities to celebrate and rejoice together. Ages 12-70. $60 for five classes, $15. Presented by Flying Pig Yoga. 269-599-2091; Anderson Township.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford.




Beauty From Ashes, 10 p.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 8315777. Milford.



Library Resources for Homeschoolers, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, See how the library’s databases, materials and services can support your homeschool classroom. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.


Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 2


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


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; Milford.

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All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 3


Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Outdoor arts and crafts show and raffle. Includes homemade ice cream in eight flavors made in 5-gallon, old-fashioned Amish-built churns. Also, barbecue sandwiches with “fixins,” homemade pie and cake. 583-9676; Loveland.

Union Township Summer Concerts, 7 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Music by Sycamore Community Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in parking lot. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Fossil Identification, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With Dry Dredgers, non-profit group of individuals of all backgrounds, ages and levels of expertise sharing an interest in fossils. Members of club identify fossils and share information about how to get more involved with fossil hunting. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711. Union Township. Saturday Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Splash, play and explore within boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to stream, where naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other info. Parents must be present at all times. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township. Butterfly Beauties, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; Anderson Township. All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.


Big Daddy Walker/Karaoke, 10 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Through Aug. 27. 831-5777. Milford.



Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; Milford.


Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, No cover. 697-9705; Loveland.


Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard. What is done on particular day depends on current needs of gardens. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Second Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., “Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” winner of the “Best Entertainment Video” Blue Chip Cable Access Awards, shown 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Meet artists and shop for art, photography, handcrafted jewelry, fiber arts, wood crafts, pottery and more. Free. 683-7500; Loveland.



Saturday Stream Exploration is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Splash, play and explore within the boundaries of Stream Access B and descend to the stream, where a naturalist will be stationed with collecting equipment, ID sheets and other information. Parents must be present at all times. Cost is $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under and members. Registration required. Call 831-1711; Pictured, Logan Martin, 8, walks along the rocks while exploring through a creek at the Cincinnati Nature Center last summer.

Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.

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


Mother Nature’s Child Film Screening, 2-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Special viewing of inspirational new film, which discusses and demonstrates critical importance of nature in children’s lives. Featuring Richard Louv, Jon Young, David Sobel and more. Followed by discussion. Adults only. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.

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


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Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford. Yoga, Naturally, 6-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hatha-based yoga to refresh and renew your body and mind - outdoors. With Katy Roades. Ages 14 and up. Family friendly. $70, $50 members for series. Walk-ins: $15, $12 members. 831-1711. Union Township.

Jump Start Library Skills, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, For students starting first grade and their parents. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape Grand Opening, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Vine-cutting ceremony. Children and adults tour and play by digging, splashing, building and creating fun in nature. Executive Director Bill Hopple gives opening remarks and short informational session. Family friendly. $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 3 and under and members. 831-1711; Union Township.


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

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Quarter Auction, 7-9:30 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, $1 per paddle. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; Milford.


Parenting Teens and Young Adults with ADHD and Asperger’s, 6:30-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., For parents of children ages 15-25 who have ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism spectrum disorders or other hidden disabilities. Topics include: The role of executive function, growing up with a hidden disability, daily living skills and educational success. $15. Presented by Life Management Strategies. 9478387; Union Township.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit or The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Aqua Adventures, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Daily through Aug. 19. Waterthemed week to explore aquatic habitats and learn about why water is so important to all living things. Ages 7-9. $220, $170 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Janet Jackson comes to the PNC Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. She will perform music from her CD “Number Ones.” Tickets are $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $150, plus fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit



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Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. Why? The squirrels decided to pull every pear from our tree. I can just imagine how it Rita happened: Heikenfeld it had to be at night or Rita’s kitchen very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily. So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …

Poppyseed dressing:

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart

Homegrown tomatoes are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes. 1 pie crust 1 tablespoon flour 8 oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or combo of both Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise, regular or light (start out with 1⁄2 cup; if too thick to spread, add a bit more as needed) Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts


Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden. Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper and mayo. Spread thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mix-

ture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil. Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese

Mango cutter/ seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voilà – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Selecting sweet corn. We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn.


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1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries

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Poppyseeds: go to taste and start with a couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves six to eight.

Cashew pear salad with poppyseed dressing Toss together:

mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serves 6.

Mix together: 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice

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August 10, 2011

Gold Star helps Miami Twp. church program


Members of the Highway Disciples Motorcycle Ministry of Eastside Christian Church in Miami Township are working with Gold Star Chili at River’s Edge in Milford to promote the Help Build Hope campaign.


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MILFORD - Gold Star Chili at River's Edge and the Highway Disciples Motorcycle Ministry of Eastside Christian Church in Miami Township are working together to “help build hope” in the Milford area. Gold Star River’s Edge manager Cissy Yates and regional Gold Star franchise consultant Sharon Dowers have donated time and financial support to the Help Build Hope campaign. The Help Build Hope program ministers to the church’s food pantry/ resource center, WhizKids and Clermont County Senior Services. Last year the resource center served more than 300 families. Whiz Kids volunteers to tutor students in the Milford school district throughout the school year. During a recent event at Eastside Christian Church, Gold Star generously donated the profits of the cheese coney sales to Help Build Hope. Volunteers from the Highway Disciples joined forces with the Gold Star Chili-mobile, and nearly 400 coneys were sold in a three-hour period. Sunday, Aug. 14, will mark the next $1 cheese coney benefit at Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. After lunch the motorcycle ministry will be hosting a ride to Caesar’s Creek State Park. The donations raised will go to Help Build Hope. For further information about the program, call Bruce Moon at 470-5591.

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Ohio Board of Education member Jeff Hardin honored the Live Oaks Career Campus/Milford Army JROTC unit and retiring commander, Lt. Col. Albert Brauer, at the Miami Township trustees meeting July 19. From left, are Alex Wilson, Nick Cusick, Lt. Col. Al Brauer (U.S. Army, retired), Jeff Hardin, Alex Smith and Katie McCracken. The students are from Milford and Miami Township.

JROTC unit, retiring commander honored ments including a year as a Research Fellow at The RAND Corp. analyzing Department of Defense missions and priorities, and as a military and research advisor in Washington at the Army Research Institute. The unit has made appearances in parades, at Cincinnati Reds games and the Governor’s inaugural ceremony. They were selected by the U.S. Army Cadet Command as the color guard for the 2011 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers convention and chosen to appear at the national con-

Ohio Board of Education member Jeff Hardin honored the Live Oaks Career Campus/Milford Army JROTC unit and retiring commander, Lt. Col. Albert Brauer, at the Miami Township trustees meeting July 19. Brauer, who has commanded the JROTC unit since 1993, is retiring this month. Under his command, the unit has been recognized for 17 consecutive years by the Secretary of the Army as an Honor Unit with Distinction. Brauer joined Live Oaks after retiring from a 21-year Army career which featured a wide range of assign-

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vention of state school boards. Live Oaks cadets have been honored by such groups as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sons of the American Revolution. In 2010, a leadership team of Live Oaks JROTC cadets competed in the Championship Round at the Army JROTC Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C. Students at Live Oaks Career Campus and Milford High School can participate in the JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program as an elective class.


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Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show starts soon Howdy folks, Ruth Ann is getting better each day. Last Sunday we went to church for the first time in five weeks. It was great. Last week I thought since Ruth Ann has only been to the doctor’s, it would be good to take her out to eat. We stopped at Bob Evans then went to Kroger to do some shopping. She used the motorized cart. Boy, it was great to have her along to do the grocery shopping. There were several folks that were glad to see her. We take our partners for granted, but when something happens to them, then and only then do we really appreciate them. When I go

some place I like it when Ruth Ann is with me. She can get along good using the cane our George aughter Rooks dbought her Ole after her hip Fisherman replacement. I am not a very good cook!! But with my sweetie by my side we can have a good meal. Folks have been good to bring food in. We really are grateful for each of them. We have always been there to help other folks, furnish corn for funeral meals and help if needed. It is important to be able to help other folks.

The Clermont County Fair is history. It seems it had a very good run even with the heat. Only one rain, that was after the fireman’s parade. The firemen are to be thanked for the great parade they put on each year. The folks that volunteer on the fire department are to be thanked. I know how it is to be a volunteer. I volunteered for the Newtonsville Fire Department. The Grange is very involved in the fair each year and was very involved in beginning of 4-H and FFA. The Grange has always been interested in the youth. I was talking to Jan and she said years ago some of her family would

harness his mules, hook them to a wagon and go through Newtonsville, picking up folks and taking them to the fair. Boy, that goes back a lot of years don’t it? I remember the first time I was at the fair. Mom and Dad took us boys. There was a dunking booth. How the feller begged folks to not hit the bull’s-eye and drop him in the water. Boy did we laugh when he went down!! Jan said several vendors at the fair, said how they appreciated the big trees. They go to Xenia next week and there will be no big trees for shade. How lucky we are to have big trees in the Clermont County Fairgrounds.

Don’t use cell phone when driving Seven years ago I wrote an article about cell phone etiquette. I received a number of comments about it, because, it seems, a lot of people are irritated by cell phones. Everywhere you go you hear conversations on cell phones. It’s rude and annoying. But now cell phones are more than a nuisance; they are deadly. Here are some interesting statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. One-fifth of experienced adult drivers in the United States send text messages while driving – www.edgar s n y d e r. c o m / n e w s / a u t o -

accident/texting.html. This isn’t just a teen problem. In 2009, 995 people were sidered Linda ctoo nbe killed Eppler by drivers Community distracted by Press guest cell phones. columnist ty Universiof Utah psychologists published a study showing that motorists who talk on handheld or handsfree cellular phones are as impaired as drunken drivers. “We found that people are as impaired when they drive and talk on a cell phone as they are when

they drive intoxicated at the legal blood-alcohol limit” of 0.08 percent, which is the minimum level that defines illegal drunken driving in most U.S. states, said study co-author Frank Drews, an assistant professor of psychology. The study reinforced earlier research showing that hands-free cell phones are just as distracting as handheld cell phones because the conversation itself – not just manipulation of a handheld phone – distracts drivers from road conditions. Here are some tips for managing some of the most common driving distractions. • Turn your phone off or switch to silent mode before you get in the car. If you

need to make a call, pull over to a safe area first, or ask a passenger to make the call for you. Don’t ever text and drive, surf the web or read your email while driving. It is dangerous and against the law in most states. Familiarize yourself with state and local laws before you get in the car. Some states and localities prohibit the use of handheld cell phones. • Review maps and directions before you start to drive. If you need help when you are on the road, ask a passenger to help or pull over to a safe location to review the map/directions again. • Pets can be a big distraction in the car, so secure them properly before you

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Here are some interesting statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. One-fifth of experienced adult drivers in the United States send text messages while driving – start to drive. Pull over to a safe location to address situations with children in the car. Focus on the task at hand. Refrain from smoking, eating, drinking, reading and any other activity that takes your mind and eyes off the road. Here are a couple of my own tips: Watch other drivers. Don’t assume someone will stop at a stop sign or red light.

Stay a safe distance from the car in front of you. If you stop suddenly, the driver behind you may be on the phone and not notice a quick stop. You can’t protect yourself from other people’s mistakes, but you can prevent your own. Linda Eppler is director of Communications and Lifelong Learning at Clermont Senior Services.


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ing today is so extreme. It is hard for our younger folks to get started, unless they are raised in a farming family. God bless the farmers. On Aug. 20 the Monroe Grange will be having a benefit waffle breakfast at the Riverside Coffee Mill on Riverside Drive in Batavia. This will help with the donations the Grange makes throughout the year. The time is from 9 a.m. till noon, so come and enjoy the breakfast and fellowship. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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I went to the fair to meet the judges for the Grange booths. While waiting for them I heard the finest noise I like to hear, a rooster crowing. That is a farm sound I was used to. The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show runs Aug. 11 to Aug. 14. We won’t be there this year but next year hopefully we will be there to take part. I have always considered the O.V.A.M. a great show. It shows our younger citizens how it was in as they say, “the good old days.” When I think of the good old days a team of horses pulling a plow or a tractor pulling a two bottom plow and then look at the equipment the farmers have today. The expense of farm-

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August 10, 2011

RELIGION Belfast United Methodist Church

Church members will host a Family Cook-out and Cornhole Nite at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the church. Everyone is invited. Food will be furnished at no charge. Church members also will host a Community Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the church. This home-cooked meal is free and the public is invited to enjoy the food and fellowship. An Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the church. All are welcome to experience the Lord in the outdoors with song, music and worship. A free meal will follow the service. The church is at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen; 513-625-8188.

First Baptist Church of Mt. Repose

The church is having a huge “back” yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Aug. 5 and Aug. 6. A broad range of items will be available and along with a bake sale. Proceeds from the sale go to the church’s building fund. The church is at 6088 Branch HillGuinea Pike, Miami Township.


509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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


Miamiville United Methodist Church

Church members are hosting a oneevening vacation bible school this summer. The theme is Carnival Time. Admission is free. The Carnival will 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, at the church and is for children ages 12 and younger. The rain date is Aug. 10. The church is at 369 Center Road, Miamiville.

Milford First United Methodist Church

Church members will host the WAVE Free Community Dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesdays as part of the Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. Dinners begin Wednesday, Sept. 7, and continue through Wednesday, May 16, except for Dec. 28. No church service is attached. No reservations are needed. All are welcome. Family-friendly meals are served. Cost is free; donations are accepted. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;

Williams Corner Church of God

Church members will host their summer’s end “Big Apple Adventure” Vacation Bible School from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12.



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

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

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

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


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


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

Saint Peter Church

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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Community Journal, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Children age 2 to 12 will be having free fun in the “Big Apple” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each evening they will find out how faith and life connect through fun classes, crafts, games and snacks. Sunday, Aug. 14, the church will host Back Pack Sunday where every school-age child present will get a back pack with school supplies inside for free. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 513-218-5315.


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

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


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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

Audition for May Fest Chorus The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus will be holding auditions for all voice parts for the upcoming 20112012 season. Auditions for the adult May Festival Chorus will be Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. Interested singers should prepare two solo works of contrasting styles, one to be sung in English. Vocalization and sight-reading are an integral

bration of the Forest-Aires’ 50th-anniversary season. Prospective members can try singing with the chorus as it rehearses for its Christmas program. Chorus members will demonstrate the group’s style by performing two numbers. Refreshments will be served.

Rehearsals for the Christmas program are Wednesday mornings at Zion Lutheran Church. Performances take place at various times in December at a variety of venues. Babysitting is available for rehearsals. For details, call Jill at 513-231-5653.




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

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


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

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412

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



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

Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

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

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

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

Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor CE-1001652113-01

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 Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan


NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

9:30am 10:30am



7:00pm 7:00pm

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


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

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

683-2525 •

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

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

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

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


“Encircling People with God’s Love”


Williamsburg United Methodist Church


Trinity United Methodist

and vocalization are part of the audition. Students in grades nine through 12 who are actively involved in their high school music program are eligible to audition. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. For information and to schedule an audition time, call 513-744-3229 or email

Women interested in joining the Forest-Aires women’s chorus are invited to a welcome event at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Zion Lutheran Church, 1175 Burney Lane, near the corner of Salem, in Anderson Township. This event kicks off cele-

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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

part of the audition process. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals are regularly scheduled Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Auditions for the May Festival Youth Chorus will be Sept. 3 and Sundays throughout September. Interested singers should prepare one piece, classical in nature, and sight reading

Join the Forest-Aires for 50th season


Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142 PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)


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

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Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am CE-1001604952-01


Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)


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


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

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

9:30am Sunday School Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”











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Criminal mischief

Terry J. Norton, 18, 1583 Ohio 131, drug possession, driving under suspension, driving under influence, July 19. Michael Hargis, 18, 5708 Trenton, underage consumption, July 19. Ashley N Slone, no age given, 1060 Cooks Crossing, domestic violence, July 18. Christopher W. Long, 22, 890 W. Loveland, domestic violence, July 18. Drew L. Slone, 50, 1040 Cooks Crossing No. 2, aggravated menacing, assault, July 18. Steven Bowling, 46, 322 Elmcrest, drug possession, driving under influence, July 20. James . Trammell, 34, 4020 Hauck Road, unauthorized use, July 22. Robert L. Kimmey, 31, 381 Grand Ave., driving under influence, endangering children, July 23. Dean Ross, 44, 1451 Woodville Pike, drug possession, driving under influence, July 23. John K. Bonham, 35, 1568 Fay Road, falsification, July 24. Jeffrey B. Hill, 34, 6556 Joellen, falsification, July 24.

Domestic violence


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Cash register taken from Jay’s Florist at Buckwheat Road, July 26.


Glass broken in door at 1426 Return Shot, July 23.

Criminal damage

Windows and doors damaged at 1199 Ohio 28, July 19. Mailbox damaged at 6718 Loveland Miamiville, July 19. Vehicle damaged at 1332 Prayview Court, July 23.


August 10, 2011

House was toilet papered at 699 Austrian Court, July 19. At Cooks Crossing, July 18.


Female stated ID used with no authorization at 6731 Smith Road, July 22.


TV taken; $200 at 5875 Whippoorwill Hollow, July 19. Scrap metal taken from Bluford Jackson lot; $4,800 at U.S. 50, July 19. Paint cans dumped into dumpster at 1090 Cooks Crossing, July 19. GPS unit and drill taken from vehicle at Rent to Own at Ohio 28, July 19. Gasoline taken from United Dairy Farmers; $28.33 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, July 19. GPS unit taken from vehicle at Rent A Center at Ohio 28, July 19. T-shirt, etc. taken from Meijer; $53 at Ohio 28, July 20. Camera taken from vehicle at Miami Meadows at Ohio 131, July 20. Purse taken from vehicle; $374 at 1998 Stillwater, July 21. Laptop computer taken from vehicle; $1,000 at 6319 Paxton Woods, July 21. Lawn mower taken at 1266 E. Day Circle, July 20. Machinery parts for a mixer taken at MANE; $2,000 at Tech Drive, July 22. 2003 Toyota missing from lot at Castrucci Ford at Ohio 28, July 23. Cash taken from vehicle at Arby’s; $687 at Ohio 28, July 23. Bike taken; $200 at 5731 Melody Lane, July 23. Unlisted property taken; $1,200 at 5875 Whippoorwill Hollow, July 23. Wallet taken from vehicle at 5627 Naomi, July 24. False order for food called into Gram-

mas Pizza; $30 loss at Ohio 28, July 24. Medication taken at 5867 Deerfield, July 24. Stereo taken from vehicle at 5405 Timber Trail, July 25. Stereo and cellphone taken from vehicle; $375 at 5414 Timber Trail, July 25. Camera etc. taken from vehicle; $116 at 339 Wiltsee Ave., July 25. Property taken from numerous vehicles; over $5,000 at Lewis Road, July 25.


Billy J. Underwood, 24, 5617 Happy Hollow Road, contempt of court, July 25.

Incidents/investigations Bad checks

Attempt made to pass bad check at 824 Main St., July 26.

Criminal simulation

Reported at Quaker Steak & Lube at 590 Chamber Drive, July 30. Reported at Wendy’s at 75 Rivers Edge, July 30.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 5 Robbie Ridge Court, July 29.

Disorder conduct


Chelsea L. Carman, 21, 1101 Edgecombe Drive, contempt of court, July 29. Bradley Gordon Jr., 29, 5 Robbie Ridge, warrant, July 31. Daniel T. Jetter, 45, 13 Kenny Court, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, criminal trespass, July 28. Kelly L. Johnson, 30, 3929 Lebanon Road, driving under influence, July 29. Christopher L. Marshall, 35, 436 Sunset Drive, recited, July 29. Jerome Mathis, 43, 4 Crestview, criminal trespass, July 29. Harold J. Moller, 28, 1460 O’Bannonville Road, warrant, July 25. Rosemary Reinhart, 49, 251 Double Gate Drive, warrant, July 31. Nathanael R. Skiles, 28, 513 Brandon, warrant, July 30. Michelle Slover, 22, 1889 Pebble Ridge, contempt of court, July 30. Samantha L. Spangler, 22, 305 Buddy Lane, warrant, July 29. Antonio Thompson, 42, 42 Lucy Run Road, driving under suspension, July 30. Angela K. Turner, 42, 2535 Pochard Drive, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, July 27.

Intoxicated male reported at Kroger at 824 Main St., July 28.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $40 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 26. At 14 Chateau Place, July 26. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $32.93 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 27. Copper taken from AC units at 83 Powhatton, July 27. TV taken at 865 Lila Ave., July 28. Eyeglasses taken from vehicle at 824 Main St., July 30. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $9 at 100 Chamber Drive, July 30.


In the Aug. 3 edition of the Community Journal North, the following police report should have read: Disorder – In the 6700 block of Smith Road, July 10. Arrests/citations

Brandy Rollins, 19, 99 Park Ave., heroin possession, drug instruments.



About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: Miami Township, Chief Stephen Bailey, 248-3721. Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200. Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5086. Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Terry Blankenship, 33, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 43, domestic violence.


At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 313, July 17. At 6117 Southern Hills, July 18.

At 1721 Parker Road, July 12. At 7135 Thompson, July 12. At 6725 Dick Flynn, July 13. At 7104 Tallwood, July 17. At 5712 Crawford Lane, July 18. At 134 Holly Park, July 19. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 365, July 19. At 1871 Parker Road, July 19. At 6725 Dick Flynn, July 20. At 1688 Ohio 28, July 20. At 5718 Crawford, July 20.

At 1950 Main St., July 13.

At Goshen Cemetery, July 20.

At 177 Garden Drive, July 13. At 103 Heather, July 14. At 1785 Ohio 28, July 16. At 2927 Rontina, July 18. At 1538 Fay Road, July 18.


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

At 379 Redbird, July 15. At 1376 Ohio 28 No. C, July 16. At 1707 Ohio 28, July 20.


At 1378 Gibson, July 11.

Criminal damage

Criminal mischief Disorder


At 93 Crosstown, July 12. At 6292 Traylor Lane, July 12.

Domestic violence

At Ohio 28 No. 43, July 17. At Redbird, July 20.

Endangering children

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 124, July 18.

Gross sexual imposition At 1785 Ohio 28, July 14.

Identity fraud

At 6004 Meadow Ave., July 19.

Misuse of credit card

At 2435 Gibbs Road, July 13. At 7175 Shiloh, July 12.



Thomas L. Pence Jr., 42, 514 West 9th Street, Newport, KY, bigamy at Stonelick Lake, Goshen, July 26. Charles Raymond Wood, 19, 154 Holly Park Drive, Goshen, disorderly conduct at 314 Shannon Circle, Batavia, July 30. Juvenile, 12, rape, Goshen, July 27. Anthony B. Rucker, 33, 305 Buddy Lane, Loveland, telecommunications harassment at 366 Seneca Drive, Batavia, July 27. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons, Owensville, July 25. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons, Owensville, July 25.

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


1225 Silvercreek Circle, Kenneth & Doris Phillips to Michelle & Michael Potorski, 0.5100 acre, $380,000. 1898 Sunnyside Drive, Wayne Carucci, as trustee to Michael Bartoszek, $85,000. 2212 Woodville Pike, Deborah Carte & Connie Boysel to Tina Ball, 2.0000 acre, $46,000.


2978 U.S. 50, Edward & Ellen Ryan to Lawrence Buck Jr., 0.3370

acre, $77,500.


576 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Timothy & Julie Murphy to Timothy & Sarah Schatz, 0.3890 acre, $373,000. 5614 Brooks Holding Unit 69, Douglas & Lou Ann McKinney to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $53,334. 5724 Buckwheat Road, Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee to Wang Jing LLC, $42,000. 1214 Fawn Court, Robert & Linda Ross, trustees to Gary & Kelly Cooper, 0.4500 acre, $171,000. 5601 Flagstone Way, Unit 201, Robert & Betty Keiser to Cynthia Lawrence, $159,000.

5560 Garrett Drive, Connie Anderzunas to Michael & Renee Howell, $31,000. 5560 Garrett Drive, Jay Abner, et al. to Michael & Renee Howell, $93,000. 5542 Kay Dr., Tracy Goll, Executrix to Richard Herndon & Kimberly Sheehy, $86,000. 741 Milford Hills Drive, Betsy Hall to Adam Harvey, 0.7850 acre, $291,500. 5886 Stonebridge Circle, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Living Solutions LLC, $56,500. 5888 Stonebridge Circle No. 101, Richard & Christina Boland to Stephanie Williams, $107,000. 6570 Trailwoods Drive, David & Christine Cunningham to Anthony &

Connie Bergen, 0.4740 acre, $565,000. 792 Wards Corner Road, Nancy Pember, executor to Nicole & Gregory Day Jr., $128,370. 6394 Waverly Hill Lane, Bradley & Kimberly Bertke to Jeffrey & Martha May, 0.3440 acre, $290,000. 721 Windfield Drive, Jeffrey & Marnie May to Daniel & Melissa Kostecki, $235,000.


Dr. Smokeys Inc., Eaton, alter, 1087 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Millcroft Apartments, 10 Commons Drive, replace HVAC-No. 401,No. 409, No. 410, No. 301, No. 609, Miami Township. Triumph Signs & Consulting, Milford, sign, 1239 Ohio 50, Miami Township. KAP Signs, Dayton, sign, 1087 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Archizign Properties Inc., Maineville, alter, 417 Wards Corner, Miami Township, $60,000. Bansal Construction Inc., Fairfield, traffic signal, 101 Techne Center Drive, Miami Township, $250,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, sit development, 5531 Mallard Pointe, Miami Township. Abercrombie & Associates, Cincinnati, site development, 6556 Jenna Lane, Miami Township.

Clermont County Agricultural Society, Owensville, tents, 1000 Locust St., Stonelick Township.


668 Tyler Ave., Kathy Barrett to Carrie Fee, $95,000.

& Johanna Wedding, 0.4500 acre, $25,000. 2170 Willshire Circle, Green Tree Servicing LLC to Amy & Donald Wilson, $40,000.



2801 Bigam Road, Drew Miller, et al. to The Huntington National Bank, 0.6800 acre, $70,000.



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On the record

August 10, 2011

DEATHS Brian Adams

Brian Keith Adams, 55, Stonelick Township, died July 29. He was a minister. He was the voice of the Clermont Northeastern Rockets for 20 years. Survived by wife Julie Hunt Adams; daughters Rachel (Nick) Gilkison, Leah Adams; grandchildren Aubree Adams, Savannah, Isla, Elaina Gilkison; siblings Mike (Bev) Adams, Vickie (Steve) Waymeyer, John Shelton; mother-in-law Joyce Hunt; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Garry (Jennie) Adams, father-in-law Robert Hunt. Services were Aug. 2 at Clermont Northeastern High School. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Student Venture of Cincinnati, 5197 Taylor Lake Lane, Middletown, OH 45044.

Darryl Asbury

Darryl Roger Asbury, 62, Milford, died July 26. He worked for the city of Milford. He was a Navy veteran. Survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents Walter, Ruth Asbury, brothers Jeffery Ladrach, Thomas Asbury. Services were Aug. 2 at Evans Funeral Home.

Wanda Hessler

C. Wanda Hessler, 85, Miami Township, died July 31. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Beverly Liming, Darlene Hessler, Barbara (Daniel) Adamson, Lugene (Larry) Hammond; grandchildren JoAnna Liming, Jana (Craig) Lewis, Diana Hammond; great-grandchildren Allison, Nicholas, Hanna; sister Delores Cutler; nephew Keith Cutler. Preceded in death by husband Harlan Hessler, grandson Bobby Hammond. Services were Aug. 4 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Milford Miami Ministry.

Connie Jodrey

Connie Ann Jodrey, 67, Goshen, died July 31. She was a dietary aide for the Clermont Nursing Care Center. Survived by children Vickie Jodrey, Tina, James Haas; grandchildren Brandon Jodrey, Ashley (Bobby) Jackson, Kyle, Megan Medcalf; great-grandson Noah Jackson; siblings Jack (Jeannette), Jerry (Jan), Charles Jodrey; several nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 3 at Evans Funeral Home.

Evelyn Martin

Evelyn Priscilla Martin, 83, Milford, died July 31. Survived by husband Delbert Martin Jr.; children Pamela (Jim) Steinnecker, Rusty (JoAnn), Randall Martin; grandchildren Jenny, Mindy, Nathan, Timothy, Veronica; greatgrandchildren Hannah, Natalie, Rachel, Erin, Aiden; siblings Phyllis Allen, Wesley, Andrew, John, Edward Jr. Long. Preceded in death by sister Mildred Burroughs. Services were Aug. 4 at Edenton Cemetery. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Epilepsy Council of Greater Cincinnati, Attn: Cedar Creek Activity Program, 895 Central Ave., Suite 550, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Clyde Rayburn

Clyde “June” Rayburn Jr., 81, died July 3. He was a retail grocery manager. Survived by sons Alan (Marilyn), Clyde (Rhonda) Rayburn; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Geneva Rayburn, son Philip Rayburn, parents Clyde Rayburn Sr., Ann Rayburn-Meeks, brother Ray Rayburn. Services were July 8 at TredwayPollitt-Staver Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Ruth Schaefer

Ruth Alice Schaefer, 99, Milford, died July 29. Survived by sisters Edna Parker, Sister Mary Alice; niece Mary Alice Richardson; nephew Glenn Grothaus; great-niece Kelly Richardson. Preceded in death by husband Fred Schaefer, siblings Bobby, Buddy Moran, Anna Hall, Margaret Grothaus, Rita Walsh. Services were Aug. 2 at St. Andrew the Apostle. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

Albert Schober Sr.

Albert Joseph Schober Sr., 40, died Aug. 2. He was a truck driver for Trester’s Auto Parts. Survived by children Laura Lockard, Albert Jr., Steven Schober; grandchildren Nevaeh Lockard, Albert K. Schober, Destiny Gehardt; mother Phyllis Wilson Schober. Preceded in death by father Eddie Schober. Services were Aug. 5 at Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family for funeral expenses: Evans Funeral Home, P.O. Box 705, Goshen, OH 45122.

Phyllis Taylor

Phyllis Ann Taylor, 75, Milford, died July 17. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Kenneth Taylor; daughters Ellen (Clayton) Irvin, Carol Turner, Mary Jane (Stephen) Hutchinson, Carrie (Johnny) Evans; grandchildren Abbey Turner, Christopher, Nicholas, Matthew, Michael Evans. Preceded in death by brother George “Buddy” French. Services were July 21 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Humane Society of Marshall County, P.O. Box 531, Benton, KY 42025.

Evelyn Townsley

Evelyn Louise Townsley, 89, formerly of Milford, died July 31. Survived by son Jerry (Phyllis) Townsley; sister Jean Payne; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband Jesse Townsley, siblings Glenna Mae Townsley, Drury, Harold Spurlock. Services were Aug. 4 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, OH 45177.

Curtis Watson

Curtis R. Watson, 81, Loveland, formerly of Milford, died July 28. He was a landscape architect. Survived by children Randy (Robin) Watson, Lisa Valentine; grandchildren Julie (the late Steve) Kretten, Crystal (Steve) Morgan, Vanessa, Deanna Watson; greatgrandchildren Dylan, Jordan, Adrianna, Kaylee, Bryson; siblings Coy, Gwen Watson. Preceded in death by parents Robert, Versie Watson, friend Geraldine Stafford. Services were July 30 at Evans Funeral Home.

Richard Will

Richard Harry Will, 71, Milford, died July 29. Survived by wife Mary Anne Will; children Rick, Chris (Teressa) Will, Kathy Richardson; grandchildren Oskar, Oliver, Kirk, Pierce, Jamie Will, Rick, Erin, Kristin Richardson; two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by Harry, Lorraine Will. Services were Aug. 3 at the Miami Boat Club. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Milford Schools Foundation, 777 Garfield Ave., Milford, OH 45150.

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


Pamela Y. Benson vs. Gerald T. Traurig, et al., other tort. Progressive Specialty Insurance Co., et al., vs. Searra M. Parker, other tort. Melissa Warren vs. Rose Crawford, et al., other tort. Kelly A. Gilpin vs. NSG Inc./Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. James E. Orr vs. Solutions Plus Inc./Steve Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Elizabeth Gantzer Worman, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Linda D. Ortlieb, et al., foreclosure. Nationscredit Financial Services Corp. vs. Michael Robert Purdy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Denise Shiveley, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Richard S. Mursinna, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Karin S. VanderMolen, et al., foreclosure. PHH Mortgage Corp. vs. Zana K. Hagerman, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Nancy Griga, et al., foreclosure. Fannie Mae vs. Chaka M. Cummings, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Dustin E. Jewell, et al., foreclosure.

GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Randy Pfau, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Harold C. Booso, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Carl F. Meyer, et al., foreclosure. GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Lee M . Lewis, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. David B. Wallen, et al., foreclosure. HSBC Bank USA NA vs. James Barton, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Jerry Dale Maines Sr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Dennis A. Seiger, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Harry J. Haverkamp, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Wynona G. Kelly, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert A. Feck Sr., et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Judith Quillen, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Frank A. Ortega, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. vs. Greg T. Evans, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Chris Katsanis, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Roderick Howard, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jennifer L. Potts, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. William C. Brock, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs.

LEGAL NOTICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available to the public an environmental assessment regarding the removal of host trees infested by the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Clermont County. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the document should contact Brendon Reardon at Brendon.Reardon@aphis., or 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737, or follow the link below to the document at the following website: Interested persons should request the document entitled, "Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Efforts in Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio, July 2011." Anyone wishing to comment on the document should send comments to the address of Brendon Reardon (please see above) by September 2, 2011. Any comments received will be considered and may result in changes to the proposed activities. Once all comments are received and considered, a final determination will be made available at the website listed above. For general questions concerning ALB, please contact Rhonda Santos, USDA-APHIS Legislative and Public Affairs, at (508) 852-8044. 1001654620

INVITATION FOR BIDS On September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: 2011 Structural Repairs. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than September 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on August 23, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available as of August 8, 2011. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 5058

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Kenneth R. Volle, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Ronald R. Singleton, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. Leonard Morris, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Mark A. Meeker, et al., foreclosure. Guideone America vs. Brittany N. Johnson, other civil. Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. vs. Tracy W. Tidwell, other civil. Federated Capital Corp. vs. Samuel A. Carter, et al., other civil. Steven Dobbins vs. Kenan Trey Daniels, other civil. Feldkamp Marketing Inc. vs. Jerald Rosenston, et al., other civil. Citibank NA vs. Jason M. Harris, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Leslie Sherry, other civil. Citibank NA vs. Kristi Adams, other civil. Livingston Financial LLC vs. Robert D. Brannon, other civil. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Mellissa Morris, et al., other civil. Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Christina M. Newman, other civil. PNC Bank NA vs. John Renz, et al., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Eric W. Smith, other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Stefani Peoples, other civil.


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LEGAL NOTICE UNIT #177 Travis D. Tuneburg 265 Sunny Mead ow Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #285 Matthew Taylor 212 Savannah Cir cle, Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #120 Sandall M. Weinberg 730 Batavia Williamsburg Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #288 Walter A. Mccoy Jr. 198 Doe Run Court Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #187 April & Michael Julifs PO Box 401 Williamsburg, OH 45176 UNIT #140/#141 Neda Alissa 14 Sulphur Springs Drive Batavia, OH 45103 UNIT #131 Lisa Blackburn 304 Andrews Drive Cincinnati, OH 45245 Your personal belongings stored at DISCOUNT STORAGE PLUS, 4205 Cover Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103 Will be sold for payment due. 1656201

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Diego A. Martinez vs. Eliana Martinez Tim McGeen vs. Kathryn Cooper Steve Roesch vs. Meredith Roesch Joseph Z. Keith vs. Melissa Keith Nicola L. Vargas vs. Mario Vargas Shirley Spears vs. William Spears Mark Wuebold vs. Ginger Wuebold Caitlin McClease vs. Johnny A. McClease


Holly C. Martin vs. Timothy S. Martin Stephanie A. Eversole vs. John C. Eversole Susan K. McConney vs. Peter E. McConney Jerry Rowland Jr. vs. Tonja Rowland Christine DeJohn vs. Paul DeJohn Frank M. Wilson vs. Sharon Ruth B. Wilson Michelle P. Sullivan vs. Richard D. Sullivan


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. Daniel Brian Kilgore Jr., 29, 811 Massachusetts Drive, Cincinnati, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Jessica Helen Marie Day, 24, 5212 Dry Run Road, (jail), Milford, theft, Miami Township Police. Shane Rutledge, 31, 4706 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, burglary, Union Township Police. Charles Miller Jr., 21, 1971 Jones Florer Road, Bethel, burglary, Union Township Police. Kimberly Donna Chappell, 51, 474 Old 74 No. 210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Gloria J. Burdine, 53, 474 Old 74 No. 210, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police.

Margaret J. Booth, 28, 4406 Eastwood Drive No. 5305, Batavia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Kyle Lee Benhase, 18, 3115 Leeds Road, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Braden Mitchell Moore, 21, 12 Pineview Drive No. 8, (jail), Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Gregory Allen Tumbleson II, 25, 2851 Ireton Trees Road, (jail), Bethel, breaking and entering, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Randall Wagers, 34, 1464 Locust Ridge Road, Georgetown, forgery, aggravated menacing, Felicity Police. Cortlend R. Mason, 22, 1251 Hwy. 465, Sparta, KY, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Daniel A. Wiley, 20, 1213 Red Roan Drive, Loveland, breaking and entering, theft, Loveland Police Department. Clifton Jordon Eckert, 26, 5617 Happy Hollow No. 3, Milford, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jonathon M. Baltrusch, 29, 4 Crestview Drive, Milford, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Isaacs, 42, 5 Robbie Ridge No. 4, Milford, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Pamela Marie Rose, 24, 4896 Mercades Drive, Hamilton, illegal processing of drug documents, Narcotics Unit. Gregory Allen Hull, 43, 82 Stillmeadow Apt. 101, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Theodore William Oldiges, 37, 10-03-

73 1528 Sutton Lane, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit.


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, www.twelfth.courts.state.\newdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Floyd Layne, presiding Judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper.The appeals court affirmed Floyd Lane’s drug-related convictions, but has sent the case back to the trial court to correct court costs. In the matter of: Gregory Althammer v. Elizabeth Pottorf, presiding judge Robert P. Ringland, judge Rachel A. Hutzel and visiting judge William R. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the trial court’s decision regarding custody of a minor child and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. In the matter of: Cynthia Banfield v. Ron Banfield, Jr., presiding judge Robert A. Hendrickson, judges Robin N. Piper and Rachel A. Hutzel. The appeals court affirmed in part and reversed in part the trial court’s decision, and sent the case back to the trial court for further proceedings. In the matter of: PHH Mortgage Corporation v. Michael S. Prater, et al., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robin N. Piper. The appeals court affirmed the trial court’s decision denying PHH Mortgage’s motion to set aside the sheriff’s sale.

Clermont competition to begin

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College will again host the Business Plan Competition that is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and increase awareness of resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Clermont County. “The Business Plan Competition is an excellent opportunity for business owners and start-up entrepreneurs to build their skills in business planning while also competing for a substantial cash prize. In this tough business environment, there is nothing more critical than having a wellconsidered plan,” said John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center at the Clermont Chamber. All competitors are encouraged to attend the free business planning

classes offered by UC Clermont College in conjunction with the Ohio Small Business Development Center and sponsors of the competition. “UC Clermont is delighted to offer free classes to assist current businesses or new businesses in the Clermont County area in developing plans for the future of their businesses. The instructors for the classes have all managed or owned a business, so we will provide a hands-on session that will help you hit the ground running. Attend one class or all of the classes based on your schedule and specific business needs,” said Jeff Bauer, chair of the Business, Law, and Technology Department at UC Clermont College. All classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in

Batavia. Classes are free, but registration is required. Contact Jeff Bauer at 513732-5257 to save a seat. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. Oct. 14. Individuals or teams may submit entries. Winners will be announced Nov. 15. Competitors must submit a complete business plan of no more than 30 pages for a company that operates or will operate in Clermont County. It should be for a new business, early stage company, or a proposed expansion or recovery of an existing business. Winners must use their winnings in the business itself. Awards will be as follows: First place – $5,000; Second place $2,500; Third place $1,000. Complete rules and the Business Class schedule are available www.clermont or by calling 513-576-5000.

MARRIAGE LICENSES OOTodd Ingram, 32, 124 N. Cross St., Newtonsville, engineering technician, and Allison Welch, 31, 124 N. Cross St., Newtonsville, intervention specialist. George Moore, 39, 2611 Saltair, Bethel, gardener, and Dawn Kelly,

32, 2611 Saltair, Bethel, ballet dancer. Jerry Mosley Jr., 29, 719 Hopewell, Felicity, student, and Bethany Woodall, 28, 719 Hopewell, Felicity, nurse aide. Robert Perrine, 35, 320 S. Union,

Bethel, glazer, and Traci Gee, 34, 320 S. Union, Bethel, paralegal. Casey Blankenship, 30, 2103 Bethel Maple, Hamersville, welder, and Devon Johnson, 27, 2103 Bethel Maple, Hamersville, receptionist.


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