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Williamsburg native David Caudill has been around the world, but no matter where he goes, Clermont County will always be home. Caudill served as the Clermont County Clerk of Courts from 1995 to 2005. In January 2005, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and went to study Spanish with a Mayan family in Guatemala. Later that year, Caudill packed up his wife and two sons and took a post in consular affairs in Santiago, Chile. SEE LIFE, B1

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Committee generates power options

By Kellie Geist

Milford City Council is looking to buy a generator to keep the Milford Municipal Building up and running in a power outage. Currently, if the power goes out, the entire building – including the police department – is in the dark. Milford’s Safety Services Committee approved a proposal from McClorey and Savage Architects for engineering and architectural services related to putting together bid documents for a diesel generator, City Manager Loretta Rokey said. The cost for these services is $9,800 and will come from the capital improvement budget if approved by city council. McClorey and Savage Co. partner Robin Savage attended the safety services meeting Aug. 3. During the presentation he said the company has worked on generators for the Bethel-Tate Local School District, the Milford Exempted Village School District and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He said the proposal included all the design work, engineering, drawings and bid documents. When McClorey and Savage


If city council decides to buy a diesel generator for the Milford Municipal Building, the generator will be placed behind the building on the traffic island. put together a generator estimate for the city a few years ago, the estimated cost was about $170,000, Police Chief Mark Machan said. At that time, city council did not pursue buying the generator. Safety Services Committee Chair Geoff Pittman asked if Savage had looked into having a generator to support only part of the building. “We talked about only doing

Owensville residents lined Broadway Street to honor U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andrew Bauer. A public visitation was held at St. Louis Church followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial. SEE PHOTOS, A4

Renovations ahead of original timetable

By Mary Dannemiller

Soccer previews

The 2010 high school soccer season is just about set to kick off. Find out which teams will reach their goals by the end of the season. SEE SPORTS, A7 Is there a Paw McCartney or Charles Barkley in your life? If you've named one of your pets after a famous person, we'd like to hear your story and see a photo. Just visit Share, log in or create a free account, and click "Publish photos." Look for the "Pets" gallery and be sure to include the story behind your pet's name and the community you live in.


One of your favorites

Milford-Miami Advertiser readers selected Evans Funeral Home as one of their favorites in the “best funeral home” and Most Community Involved Business of this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Funeral directors Charles Evans and Andrew Evans help run the business, which has locations in Milford and Goshen. See the complete list of Readers’ Choice winners in the special section in this week’s newspaper.

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certain floors, but the electric work becomes more complicated when you do only one floor and it gets expensive. So, we determined it would be more practical to do the entire building,” Savage said. The generator the city is looking at is a 1,200 amp diesel generator. Natural gas is cost prohibitive because the city would have to run its own piping, he said. The current proposal is to have the generator on one of the park-

ing islands behind the Five Points building. Savage said the island will need to be expanded by one parking space to accomodate the generator. Milford resident Len Harding asked council to look into the noise level of the generator, especially since there are a number of homes nearby. Savage said a quieter generator could cost $50,000 more, but he said he could take council to see different types of generators and listen to how much noise they make. He also noted that the generator would only run during weekly load test, the full monthly tests and when the power went out. Rokey added that the city could bid the generator with alternatives to see how much a quieter generator would cost. Committee member Charlene Hinners made the motion to approve the proposal and send the ordinance to council for review. “We’ve been discussing this for two years. We’ve done a lot of research and this is something we really need,” she said. The next regular Milford City Council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St.

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The Milford Citizens Housing Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, in the city council chamber, 745 Center St. During the meeting, the com-

mittee will discuss property maintenance at the following addresses: 7 Apple Lane, 25 Elm St., 932 Forest Ave., 210 Laurel Ave., 213 Main St., 5338 South Milford Road, 5 Water St., and 680 Tyler Ave.

Construction crews at Milford High School are expected to finish a $30 million renovation project at the school just in time for school to start Tuesday, Sept. 7. Work began on a new ninthgrade wing, cafeteria, music rooms and various athletic fields last spring and was not scheduled to be finished until the end of the year. “We’ve been really pushing to get it done as soon as possible and we’re thrilled that Turner Construction’s management has been able to do that because it’s important to get things back to normal,” Milford school board Member Debbie Marques said. Operations Manager Jeff Johnson said he “fully expects” the project to be finished by the time school starts and teachers will start moving in by Aug. 30. “We do not have an occupancy permit yet, but we’ve got a request in for the building department,” he said. “We’re trying to get phased occupancy so we’ll be able to move into the kitchen, new ninth-grade community and then the existing building we’ve renovated.”

“We’re getting our kids out of trailers and into a building in the new ninth-grade wing. We’ve been able to do more than was planned with our budget and I’m proud as a board member and thrilled as a parent with what we’ve done.”

Debbie Marques Milford school board member

After the construction crews leave the site, the school’s custodial staff will give the building a final cleaning before other staff members and teachers move in, Johnson said. “The construction group does clean, but our maintenance and custodial staff will come in and touch up a little bit,” he said. Teachers and staff also will get tutorials about how to use the school’s new equipment and technology before school starts, Johnson said. “We’re going through our staff, including custodial, maintenance staff, kitchen staff and teaching

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School is going pretty well,” Johnson said. “The modulars will be up and running soon and we’ll have the classrooms ready for the second semester in January.” Marques, whose son will be in the ninth grade in September, said she was “thrilled” with how the district was able to keep the project under budget and use leftover funds for other projects. “We’re getting our kids out of trailers and into a building in the new ninthgrade wing,” she said. “We’ve been able to do more than was planned with our budget and I’m proud as a board member and thrilled as a parent with what we’ve done.” Though a time has not yet been set, Johnson said there will be an open house for parents and community members to see the renovations and new ninth-grade wing Saturday, Oct. 9. The next Milford Board of Education meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Mulberry Elementary School, 5950 Buckwheat Road.

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staff, and training them for all the new equipment in the building,” he said. “Things have been up and running, we just need to continue to test the equipment and make sure it’s working how it’s supposed to and we know how to use it.” Milford Board of Education President George Lucas said though the economy has been tough, it helped the district save money on the project. “Our front end savings were phenomenal because everybody was looking for work,” he said. “These contractors were bidding to get the job and we were able to take those savings and convert them to additional improvements and that’s where you stretch the dollars.” Some of those additions include renovations to the high school’s pool, roof and four new classrooms at Milford Junior High School. “Milford Junior High

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Owensville remembers Beckett at Aug. 11 Celebration of Life By Theresa L. Herron

Those who knew Cheryl Beckett as she grew up in Owensville remembered her Aug. 11 during a Celebration of Life at the church where her father was minister for 18 years. Owensville Church of Christ members invited the community to share their memories of Beckett, who was one of 10 members of a medical team killed in Afghanistan Thursday, Aug. 5. Deacon Bill Galvin said Beckett “was the epitome of selflessness who would be embarrassed if she was aware of all the publicity. She would be touched to know the number of people she impacted in her life.” It was through Beckett that Galvin said the church members recently sponsored four Afghanistan women for classes to learn how to make their lives better. Karen Erick said Beckett recently wrote her about a garden in the middle of the desert she helped some women plant and care for. They called it the garden of paradise. Beckett also wrote about young monkeys stealing grapes from the garden, and this year the plants grew so much fruit the men had to build more supports. “She was so proud of that garden,” Erick said. Julie Bostic Laughman was Beckett’s best friend “from diapers. ... I will remember her genuine kindness. She

showed her true character through her actions.” “Cheryl showed us it was OK to be Christian,” Laughman said. Joe Bostic remembered Beckett’s eyes and smile. “Her smile came from her heart. Her eyes looked into what you were saying and she had genuine concern for other people,” he said. Shannon Murray Freeman was best friends with Beckett at Clermont Northeastern High School. They graduated together in 1996 and shared the same birthday, June 26, 1978. They played basketball together and often asked each other why they played, but, in the end, they had fun. Beckett stayed in Clermont County her senior year after her family had moved to Indiana so her father could minister in a another church. Freeman said she went to Indiana once with Beckett to visit her family. The only problem was they missed their exit and drove “forever” only to find themselves in Toledo before they realized what had happened. And when they stopped at a gas station to call Beckett’s parents, they had to tell them they hit a railing and dented the car. But the Becketts, who now live in Knoxville, Tenn., were just happy they arrived safely. The family who Beckett stayed with her senior year did not want to be quoted, saying it’s about Beckett, not them. However, the couple shared one

story about that year. They would pack her lunch for school every day including sandwiches with ham or turkey. Beckett thanked them for the lunches, but said not to worry about finding different things to put in her lunch, she just wanted peanut butter sandwiches. “I can’t tell you how many jars of peanut butter Cheryl went through that year.” William Goins of Goshen attended the celebration to share a message from Misty Bauer, widow of U.S. Army Spc. Joe Bauer who died in Afghanistan while on duty about two weeks before Beckett. “Joe and Cheryl gave the ultimate,” Goins said. “Misty wanted to tell everyone she thanks Cheryl for her sacrifice.” “We thank God for people like Joe and Cheryl,” he said. The Rev. Bill Christman of the Owensville Church of Christ said, “Cheryl made a difference. She impacted our lives and made us think about our commitment.” Todd Shumard also graduated with Beckett, who asked him to give the final prayer at their graduation. “I was honored and I do so again tonight 14 years later.” According to an Associated Press report Beckett had been in Afghanistan for six years, specializing in nutritional gardening and mother-child health. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the killings, according to the Associated Press.

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The Clermont Co. Grand Jury Aug. 4 indicted nine individuals on 18 criminal offenses related to the illegal assembly of materials and conspiracy to manufacture meth. These indictments followed a three-month investigation by agents of the Clermont County Narcotics Unit. The success of the investigation can be attributed to information received from local merchants who sell products used in the manufacture of meth, according to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg in a press release. These people are wanted for buying the materials in Clermont County to make meth, the sheriff said. Clermont County merchants reported people buying large quantities of materials. Indicted are: • John Spratt, Winchester, Ohio, 27, for conspiracy to manufacture meth and illegal assembly, seconddegree felonies.

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by the city manager, subject to the approval of the city council. The committee reviews suspected violations and complaints regarding the property maintenance ordinance in the Milford Codified Ordinances. The Citizen’s Housing Committee meets as needed on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. To apply, you must be a Milford resident and must have resided in the city for a period of two years. A background or interest in urban planning, architecture, law, or real estate is helpful but not required. If you would like to be considered for this appointment, please send a letter of interest and a brief resume to Assistant City Manager Pam Holbrook by Sept. 3. The address is 745 Center St., Suite 200, Milford, OH 45150. For more information, call Holbrook at 248-5093.


Goshen communication director Storer resigns By Mary Dannemiller

Mandy Storer has been on maternity leave since February.

Goshen Township Communication Director Mandy Storer has resigned, effective Thursday, July 22. Storer has been on maternity leave since February and was scheduled to return in September. She was hired in 2008. “While I have enjoyed serving Goshen Township and getting to (know this) colorful community, I have decided that at this time I’d like to spend more time with my new family,” she wrote in a letter of resignation. Goshen Police Chief and Township Administrator Ray Snyder said the trustees will vote to officially accept her resignation at their Tuesday, Aug. 24, meeting. “Leaving Goshen is bittersweet for me,” Storer said via direct messaging. “Although I am very excited to spend more time with my daughter, I will always be proud of my work in Goshen, especially the Adopt-A-Senior program I launched in 2008.” Trustee Ray Autenrieb said Storer would not be replaced with another public relations professional, but instead with one of the candidates the trustees interviewed earlier this summer for a new administrative assistant position. “As far as her position, we don’t need a communications director,” he said. “The administrative assistant will take up a portion of Mandy’s functions.” Trustee Bob Hausermann said the administrative assistant’s job description would be tweaked to include some of Storer’s responsibilities. “With Lou Ethridge gone and now Mandy being gone, there’s a shortage of manpower in the front office,” he said. “We’re looking at restructuring to

save the township some money to form a leaner, meaner local government.” Though Storer has been gone from the front office for several months, Autenrieb said he wanted to hire an administrative assistant as soon as possible so there is someone there when zoning inspector Kathie Alley is out. “One of my biggest concerns is we cannot give full service to the people of Goshen the way it is right now,” he said. “We’ve got one person in the office and that’s Kathie. When she goes out to do inspections, that leaves no one in the office. When she’s on vacation, that leaves no one in the office. It’s very important we get someone in there to better serve the people of Goshen.” If the township had more administrative employees, the trustees might be able to open the front office Saturdays, Autenrieb said. “By bringing in someone else, we’ll be able to open on Saturdays for a half day so the working people can come in and get permits they need,” he said. “That way someone wouldn’t have to take off work or worry about when they can get a permit.” New Assistant Police Chief Bob Rose has been acting as a spokesperson for his department and other department heads will be encouraged to do the same, Autenrieb said. “Capt. Rose is definitely a public relations person,” he said. “While performing his duties as a police officer, he’s enhancing the image of the police department. He’s being a police officer and public relations representative as well.”

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CLERMONT COUNTY – Reservations for the 14th Annual Suffragist Event and Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award Program are due. The program will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at Receptions Eastgate. This year’s program will honor the 90th anniversary of women earning the right to vote. A single reservation is $35 and a table reservation is $350. For reservation information, contact Cyn Macke at 553-7349 or e-mail her at

Cornhole tourney

UNION TWP. – Sign up now for Clermont 20/20’s cornhole tournament to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Eastgate Mall. The fundraiser, held during the annual Taste of Clermont, benefits the nonprofit organization’s Last Dollar Grant Scholarship Fund. Now in its ninth year, this fund awards scholarships to Clermont County high school seniors who show financial need as well as a commitment to pursuing higher education. This will be a great way to kick off the Taste of Clermont event, play some cornhole, enjoy some great food and support a worthwhile cause. Cost for the tournament is $40 for a team of two with a maximum of 40 teams. Prize money will be awarded to the top four teams. Preregistration is required by calling 753-9222 or visit

Epilepsy support group

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Epilepsy Support Groups are monthly gathering of adults with epilepsy, as well as parents, families and caregivers of those affected with epilepsy. The purpose of the groups is to come together to share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Information is shared and support is offered to help meet the struggles faced by those dealing with epilepsy. It can be a real comfort to see

that other people have concerns that are similar to yours, and that you are not alone. The support groups are facilitated by an epilepsy counselor and are free of charge. The Clermont County Epilepsy Support Group meets 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, at the Miami Township Civic Center conference room, 6101 Meijer Drive.

Agreement signed

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County commissioners Aug. 4 approved the extension of a service agreement between the county Department of Job and Family Services and Child Focus. The agreement covers visitor services by Child Focus to children and their families referred by Children’s Protective Services of the Department of Job and Family Services, The agreement runs from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, at a monthly cost to the county of $2,753.08. The total contract amount is not to exceed $33,037.

History lesson

MILFORD – The Greater Milford Area Historical Society will present “Researching Your House History” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. Clermont County Recorder Debbie Clepper will explain how to research official records and Kathy McCurdy, society librarian, will share how the historical society may be able to provide additional information about previous owners and events associated with the property. Cost is $5 in advance or $7.50 at the door. For more details, call 248-0324.

New members sought

UNION TWP. – Is it time for your business to join the 1,000 members of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce in its mission to make the Clermont County area the best place to locate, operate and grow a business? Businesses considering the return on investment of a Clermont Chamber membership are invited to a Future Member Reception at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, in the Eastgate Professional Office Park, 4355 Ferguson Drive, Suite 150. Members of the Chamber’s Membership Development Committee and Ambassadors Committee will be on hand to share how the chamber’s initiatives of advocacy, economic growth and member/investors benefits has provided value to their company and can do the same for yours. Call 576-5000 to register for the Future Member Reception and visit

Chamber tailgate

MIAMI TWP. – The Clermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business community tailgate from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland Miamiville Road. Members of the Loveland, Goshen and Clermont Chambers of Commerce as well as other companies that want to build business relationships in Clermont County are welcome to attend. Chamber Tailgates are a great way to promote your business with fellow chamber members and guests and enjoy lunch in the great outdoors. There is no charge to

attend the Chamber Tailgate, but registration is requested. To register, call the Clermont Chamber at 576-5000 or register on-line at

Shooting sports event

STONELICK TWP. – Clermont County 4-H Shooting Sports members and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, will host an event to let potential member sample the activities involved in the program. The free event is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Southern Ohio Coon Hunters Club, 4652 Elmwood Road, near Owensville The activities include working with the riffle, shotgun, pistol, muzzelloading, archery and a living history demonstration. A picnic follows from noon to 1 p.m. A youth archery package including a Bowtech diamond razor compound bow will be raffled. Tickets are $2 or three for $5. Make a reservation by contacting Jim Darnell at 7533112,; or Jessica Cradic at 600-4843,

Special horse show

MIAMI TWP. – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship in Miami Township will host its annual Richard Thomas Horse Show Sunday, Aug. 21. Spec i a l classes will be held that day and the show will start at 10:30 a.m. at the center, 1342 Ohio 50. Food and drinks will be sold to raise money for the center. For more information, visit




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Local police and fire departments volunteered to take part in the memorial procession for Army Spec. Joseph Bauer. Bauer was killed in Afghanistan July 24 and the memorial in Owensville was held Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Heidi Pemberton of Owensville, left, and Jean Simon of Batavia hold American flags in support of Army Spec. Joseph Bauer, who was killed in Afghanistan July 24. A memorial was held in his honor Tuesday, Aug. 10. Misty Bauer, wife of Joseph Bauer, greets her father-in-law Roger Bauer outside St. Louis Church before the public visitation Aug. 10.

These signs stood at the corner of North Broadway and Main streets in honor of Owensville’s fallen heroes Army Spec. Joseph Bauer and Lance Cpl. Nick Erdy.

Owensville pays tribute to Bauer Owensville residents lined Broadway Street Tuesday afternoon to honor U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Andrew Bauer. A public visitation was held at St. Louis Church followed by a private Mass of Christian Burial. Bauer was killed July 24 in Afghanistan. He had just reenlisted and had planned to make the military his career. He was born and raised in Owensville. His wife, Misty, is originally from Goshen. PHOTOS BY KELLIE GEIST/STAFF AND THERESA HERRON/STAFF

Claudette Greene, right, and Laura Penwell, both of Lynchburg, hold American flags as the memorial procession for Army Spec. Joseph Bauer passes by. Penwell’s husband is in the military and the two will be moving to Korea in the coming months.

The Loveland-Symmes Fire Department and the Central Joint Fire Department combined forces to raise the American flag over North Broadway in Owensville for the memorial procession honoring Army Spec. Joseph Bauer.

Rhonda Guenther of Withamsville, left, and Mary Neuhaus of Amelia pay their respects to the friends and family of Army Spec. Joseph Bauer during the memorial procession Tuesday, Aug. 10.


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Supporters and community members stand outside St. Louis Church in Owensville before the memorial for Army Spec. Joseph Bauer Tuesday, Aug. 10.


The family is greeted at the church by the Rev. Pat Crone, an Owensville native.

Family and friends of Army Spec. Joseph Bauer release balloons outside St. Louis Church in Owensville before inviting the community inside for the memorial Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Local news station FOX 19 interviews Nick Erdy’s family during the memorial procession for Army Spec. Joseph Bauer. Erdy, like Bauer, attended St. Louis Church in Owensville. From left are: Bill Rosselot, Bill Erdy, Jane Erdy and Jo Ann Rosselot.

Members of the community make their way across the front of St. Louis Church in Owensville to pay their respects to Army Spec. Joseph Bauer, who was killed in Afghanistan July 24.

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Brandy Grigsby of Batavia, left, Dott Cox of Owensville, center, and Sonya Grigsby of Batavia wait for the memorial procession of Army Spec. Joseph Bauer, who was killed in Afghanistan July 24.

Jason Bauer, brother of Joseph Bauer, hugs Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud on the steps of St. Louis Church in Owensville. The church hosted a memorial for Army Spec. Joseph Bauer Tuesday, Aug. 10.

A local police officer salutes as the Army Spec. Joseph Bauer memorial procession drives to St. Louis church in Owensville Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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Faculty members receive grants


Seen here at the event are seniors, from left, Brian Brownstein (Blue Ash), Charlie Bailey (Terrace Park), John Robinson (Anderson Township), Jimmy Stafford (Indian Hill), Nichole Lowe (Milford), Mariah Reed (Cheviot), Mathew Mack (Parkdale) and Todd Leggette (Milford).

Sending off seniors To mark the end of the Cincinnati Country Day School class of 2010’s senior year, students recently participated in the yearly Clap-Out. This CCDS tradition is an opportunity for seniors to walk through the school one last time while students while others send well wishes to the soon-to-be graduates. To add to the festivities, seniors wore shirts displaying the names of the colleges they will attend in the fall.

Three faculty members of the Seven Hills School were recently awarded grants for personal enrichment experiences from Seven Hills’ Miriam Titcomb Fund. Founded by alumnae, the endowed fund annually awards grants for faculty personal and professional enrichment. Seven Hills Science Department chair and middle school science teacher Karen Glum of Blue Ash received a grant for her project “Connecting the Sciences, Connecting Students Through Birds.” She traveled to Alaska in June with Drs. Dave and Jill Russell (the scientist professors and bird banders working with the sixth graders on their bird studies program), journalism professor Jenny Wohlfarth, Glum’s husband Scott and their sons Elliot and Michael. The group studied and banded birds, formed partnerships with Alaskan teachers and scientists, collected scientific information to use in science classes for school year 2010-11 and learned about glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildlife and the arctic. The trip included visits to Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Barrow and the Kenai Peninsula. Seven Hills Lotspeich fourthgrade teacher Malinda McReynolds of Milford received a grant for her project “Backyard Adventures: Scenic Drives in North America.” She and her videographer hus-


Seven Hills School faculty members, from left, Karen Glum, Malinda McReynolds and Ginger Rubin were recently awarded grants for personal enrichment experiences from the school’s Miriam Titcomb Fund. band Jeffrey explored the beauty and cultural diversity of America for two weeks in July, including the California coast and Yosemite National Park. They will produce a documentary about “America’s greatest treasures” for her school and church communities. Seven Hills Doherty prekindergarten teacher Ginger Rubin of Mount Lookout received a Titcomb Fund grant to travel to Aus-

tralia over spring break to explore Australia with her daughter, Beth, who was spending a college semester abroad in Sydney. In addition to observing the elementary school where her daughter was interning, Rubin had the opportunity to gather a wealth of information and experiences to share with Doherty students when they focus on Australia during Cultural Connections Week.


Seniors walking in the school’s Pattison Courtyard to receive congratulations from CCDS Lower School students are, from left, Jamie Fischer (Indian Hill), Liza Cohen (Indian Hill), Emma Weinstein (Milford), Becky Hartle (Loveland) and Alex Lento (Indian Hill).


Spanish Honor Society

Seven Hills School students who have been inducted as new members in the school’s chapter of the National Spanish Honor Society are, sitting from left, Nathan Markiewitz of Kenwood, Heidi Garrett of Amberley, Lilly Fried of Hyde Park, Chris Clark of Milford, Haley Brunner of East Walnut Hills, Katherine Steinman of Indian Hill and Luke Wulsin of Indian Hill; standing, Lloyd Ulicny of North Avondale, Emma Weitzenkorn of Hyde Park, Julie Berger of Amberley, Haleigh Monaco of Clifton, Elisse Hill of Mason, Celine Shirooni of Anderson Township, Sasha Lieberman of Mason, Lauren Truncellito of Montgomery, Sydney Larkin of Indian Hill and Julianne Bain of Montgomery.

Students create art for a good cause PROVIDED

From left are Mariah Reed of Cheviot, Mathew Mack of Parkdale and Nichole Lowe of Milford.


• Several local students recently received degrees from Ohio University. They are: Goshen: Christopher Stroeer. Milford: Mallory Phillips, Kyle Nare, Thomas Rafferty, Karilyn Thibodeau, Patrick McCue, James Carson, Rebecca Adams. • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – James M. Allison III, Connie Colwell, Amy Cornelius, Kathlene M. Heath, Kelly Hundley, Adam McMahill, Jack Oney, Suphaphan Raisor, Laura M. Stiteler and Christopher R. Watkins. Miami University – Alison Louise Albrecht, Matthew Phillip Allard, Ryan Michael Benson, Yuxiao Bian, Amanda Josephine Bohnhoff, David Hunter Brellenthin, Kimberly Ann Cieslewicz, Richard Thomas Crema, Andrew

James Ferguson, Hannah Renee Fiehrer, John Charles Gorman, Jacquelyn Anna Graff, Andrea Lynn Hauer, Jennifer Gail Hester, Cassandra Marie Hill, Kelly Jo Kefauver, Steven C Lamping, Eric Todd Lanman, Jonathan Maxwell Larson, Joshua Christopher Lewis, Kyle Patrick Linhardt, David Michael Linz, Jonah James Lucas, Nicholas Paul Marcum, Shawn Paul Martin, Matthew Allan McNaul, Crystal Cassandra Merkle, Timothy Richard Nugent, Andrew Walton Osborn, Kristen Michelle Pielsticker, Keith Andrew Potter, Lauren Ann Regueyra, Daniel Matthew Schantz, Brett Alexander Schneider, Emily Ann Schubeler, Casey Lynn Shiray, Allison Michelle Smith, Tia Marie Spence, Tyler Matthew Stallings, Shereene Tailor, Caitlin Mae Varley, Lindsay Ayn Wagner, Patricia Alise Wernke and Jessica Marie Ziza.

Students from three art classes at St. Ursula Academy are learning about more than art in their art class. They are learning that they can make a difference in their community by working together. Several St. Ursula students recently hand built clay houses that were inspired by homes and churches around East Walnut Hills as part of a class art project. They started the project by taking pictures of architecturally interesting buildings in the area, which were the inspiration for the clay houses. Once completed, the clay house models were displayed and sold at the Cincinnati Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Sale on May 1 at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills. The sale of the clay houses brought in $1,450 from the show. After learning about the educational services and activities that the Peaslee Community Center in


St. Ursula students recently hand built clay houses that were inspired by homes and churches around East Walnut Hills as part of a class art project. They then sold the clay models, with 100 percent of the sales going to the Peaslee Community Center. Students here with their clay houses are, from left, Sydney Priest of Mariemont, Kristin Ochs of Milford and Kaitlyn Ferrara of Anderson Township. Over-the-Rhine offers, the students chose to donate 100 percent of the money to benefit Peaslee. “Community service and community involvement is part of our

culture at St Ursula,” said Kurt Nicaise, SUA art instructor. “We are always looking for opportunities to combine learning and service.”

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SPORTS The Community Press is taking a look at fall sports by putting the spotlight on high school teams as a first glance at the season, with more coverage to come on other schools. Expect to see all-inclusive football coverage on Aug. 25.

Coleman update

Eric Coleman, football player for Goshen High School, underwent emergency surgery Tuesday, Aug. 10, after he suffered a brain bleed that day. The injury was the result of a hit during a scrimmage. According to a family friend, he came home Sunday night, Aug. 15, and the prognosis for his recovery is good.

Waldman leads team

The College of Mount St. Joseph volleyball team, which finished second in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference last season with a 7-1 conference mark and a 24-10 record overall, will look to contend for their 11th conference volleyball championship this season behind several seniors, including Clermont Northeastern High School graduate Lyndsey Waldman of Batavia. Waldman earned FirstTeam All-HCAC honors last season after leading the Lions to the HCAC Championship match. She finished second in the conference in assists, tallying 1,010 on the season. The Mount volleyball team has been picked by the 10 conference coaches to finish as HCAC runner-up this fall.

This week in Clermont Northeastern sports

The boys’ golf team shot a 206, losing to Amelia’s 171, Aug. 11.

This week in McNick sports

• McNicholas girls’ golf team placed first with a 192 against Fenwick’s 204 and Carroll’s 233, Aug. 9. McNick’s Lucy Frey shot two under par 34 on the meadows at Weatherwax. • The boys’ green golf team placed fourth with a 334 in the Batavia/Madeira Invitational at the Vineyard, Aug. 10. The gold boys team finished ninth with a 349. • The girls golf team finished first with a 170 against Mercy’s 174 and Alter’s 198, Aug. 10. McNick’s Alison Hickman shot 2 over par 37 on the front nine at Reeves Golf Course. Lucy Frey shot a 39. • Girls golf took home the win against Taylor after shooting 185 over Taylor’s 210. McNick’s Lucy Frey shot a four over par 37 on the front nine at Shawnee Lookout. • On Aug. 12, the boys golf team placed 13th with a 371 in the Anderson Invitational at Legendary Run.

This week in Moeller sports

• The boys’ golf team placed second with a 286 in the Westerville Central Invitational, Aug. 12. Moeller’s Andrew Dorn shot six under par 66 at The Lakes. The golf team also placed second with a 300 in the Anderson Invitational, Aug. 12. Moeller’s Mason Eckley shot a 72.

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Milford boys look to challenge for title By Matt Koesters

The Milford High School boys’ soccer team has lost 26 seniors to graduation over the last two seasons, but instead of rebuilding, head coach Brian Crofton is reloading. Only five players return to the team this year, including Kyle Grothaus, Anders Michelson, Kyle Scott, Joey Heberer and Derek Coleman. A sixth, junior Sam Rodgers, was lost for the season to an injury. It means there will be a lot of new faces on the varsity roster. However, Crofton has good cause to not worry about the lack of varsity experience; despite not playing on the varsity squad full-time, several of his players already have it. “A lot of players are new to the varsity this year, and (there are) a whole bunch of new starters in the program,” Crofton said. “A lot of games last year, I would move them up (from junior varsity) to get some playing time and practice with the varsity. So most of the guys have some varsity experience, whether it’s through practice or games from last year.” Nor is continuity an issue. “I think we’ll be fine,” Crofton said. “These guys are used to playing together. Some of them played club soccer together.” Although Milford’s varsi-

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The following information was provided through returned coach questionnaires:


Coaches: Brett Buechner and Chris Jones, both new coaches for Goshen this year Returning players: Cody Rogers, Aaron Walker, Matt Estep, Sean Bell and Nicholas Huffaker. Promising newcomers: Taylor Jones, Travis Scheadler, Josh Steele, Ian Martell, Cole Hadley and Steven Keohler Season Outlook: “Last year was a rough year but with a group of leaders returning from last year along with an infusion of very talented freshmen and two very intense new coaches, Goshen will be the team to beat.” Last year’s record: 1-12-2 The Press did not receive any information from Clermont Northeastern and no accurate information could be obtained from league or school websites.

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Milford High School midfielder Anders Michelson goes airborne to chase down a pass at Turpin in September 2009. Michelson is one of the key returners for the Eagles. ty roster will include only 14 players, Crofton will keep his finger on the pulse of Milford’s junior varsity. “I don’t close the door on any sophomores moving up as the year goes on,” Crofton said. “I’ve got my eye on a couple of sophomores, but right now they’re starting off on J.V. and we’ll see where they go from there.”

Last year, Milford finished second in the Buckeye division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, posting a stellar 12-5-1 record, including 4-1-0 in conference and two postseason wins. Crofton believes this year’s team has the potential to be one of the city’s best. “I have no doubt that we’ll be challenging for a

conference title, and I think we’ll be challenging to be one of the top-five teams in the city,” Crofton said. But to do that, Milford must gel quickly in the face of tough competition early in the season. The Eagles open the season against Oak Hills, but travel to Lakota East to play its second game against what Crofton believes will be the class of the city. Following that are tough contests at Fairfield and Walnut Hills, who Crofton believes will challenge for the conference crown. “I think we’re going to

come together very quickly,” Crofton said. “Some of our toughest games are right off the bat, so we’re going to get tested very quickly.” The process of coming together is already under way. Crofton touted a strong showing by his offense in a scrimmage against Colerain Thursday, Aug. 12, and believes that the team’s offensive prowess will continue on into the regular season. “I think something that we pride ourselves on at Milford is that we play attractive soccer,” Crofton said. “The guys don’t just play a physical game. We don’t just play a game where we rely on just being strong athletes. We are good athletes, but we also play an attractive brand of soccer.”

Goshen girls’ youth movement takes over By Matt Koesters

For any other team, starting the season with 14 freshmen and two sophomores on the varsity roster would be cause for concern, but Goshen girls’ soccer coach Khary Williams is confident in his squad. Goshen played well enough to place second in the American division of the Southern Buckeye Conference last year, but enters this season without seven of last year’s seniors. Williams believes his team has the pieces in place to be a factor in the conference. “I don’t want to set our sights too high, but I know we’ve got players who can compete,” Williams said. “If we can take care of business in the conference, then there could be some surprises.” Goshen may have enough weapons to surprise. Last year’s leading scorers, Meredith Budde and Kelsi Steele, return as seniors this year, along with defender Corinne Whitley. “We might move (Whitley) around from defense to offense, because she’s one of the more aggressive players that we have,” Williams

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said. Also returning to the team from last year’s roster are juniors Allie Jeandrevin and Courtney Taylor, and seniors Tiffany Dority and Jenel Wyatt. Whitley and Budde performed well against top talent from around the city in the Mason Pre-Season High School Classic game this year. “It was really nice that Meredith and Corinne not only held their own, they were actually involved in all three of the goals that were scored for the team they were on, and they went on to win the game,” Williams said. “It was really nice to see that they could compete with some of the best players in the city.” Despite the talent of the team’s returning starters, Goshen is a young team going through growing pains. A four-player competition for the team’s goalkeeper job is under way, and Williams expects two players to platoon at the position through the regular

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Kelsi Steele, left, of Goshen uses her body to get Clermont Northeastern High School forward Jordan Hanley off the ball in a 2008 match. Steele and Meredith Budde return to lead the Goshen Warriors women's soccer team in 2010. season. “It’s kind of like a football thing where you’ve got running back by committee – we’ve got goalie by committee,” Williams said. “We’re definitely hoping someone rises to the top.” Despite the youth of the team, Williams is excited about the infusion of talent from its freshmen. Fresh-

men Alex Lowry and Hannah Owens bring club-level playing experience to the team. “Alex plays midfield, and we’re really excited about her,” Williams said. “She’s got a high soccer I.Q. She sees the field well and distributes the ball well.” Williams said he sees the Goshen team finishing the

Milford won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division last fall for the second consecutive year with a perfect 5-0 record in conference and a 14-3-0 record overall. In 2009, senior Lindsey Bartsch, Tori Calderhead and junior Morgan Wolcott earned First-Team FAVC honors last year while junior Maddie Bunnell earned Second-Team FAVC honors. Coach Pat Winkler had been named FAVC Buckeye Coach of the Year. Milford kicks off the season at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 23, at Lakota East The Press did not receive any information from Clermont Northeastern and no accurate information could be obtained from league or school websites. season no worse than third place in the conference, but how far they go depends on Kelsi Steele, who led the team in assists and tied for the lead in goals last season. “We’re really hoping Kelsi Steele has a big year,” Williams said. “We’ll go as far as she can lead us.”

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Force 16U baseball team is looking for five players for the 2011 season. The Force is a four-year AABC Baseball Club that plays both National and American teams in the SWOL league. The team’s home field is on Round Bottom Road, Milford; they also play several games out of Talawanda High School.

The Force will try for three major tournaments in the 2011 season: the Buckeye Elite, Black Swamp Invitational and a World Series. Several smaller tournaments may also be played. Head coach Steve Marshall has 15 years coaching high-school-age kids. He also heads up the Champion Baseball High School Elite Fall Ball League with Mike Bricker.

This league is played in the Fall and Showcases the Top Varsity players in the Tristate to more than 60 colleges and scouts. A total 20-30 boys get college scholarships through this program alone. Assistant coach Michael Heck played four years of college baseball where he set several hitting records as well as got the MVP award his senior year of college.

Assistant coach Jeff Cobb pitched at Xavier University until suffering an arm injury. The team’s goal is to compete and improve all players to have the level of play it takes for high school baseball and beyond. Call Marshall at 200-9346 or email

Baseball tryouts

The 2011 Cincy Rays baseball team is conducting open tryouts from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. For more information and/or a private tryout, contact Brad Kramer at, or 319-5175; or Tom Burbage at, or 383-3579.



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Changing our ‘comfortable’ way of living

I am amazed at the wishful thinking of supposedly thoughtful people. The recent exchange on climate change is instructive. That global weather is ascertainable solely by temperature stations throughout the world is a simplistic notion. Global temperature rise is measured by satellites, by ice sheet retreat in the Arctic, changes in storm intensity, movement of insects and other beasties northward due to the lessening of the severity of winter and other environmental minutiae. Climate predictions indicate that all manner of small changes are occurring, that the sum of their effects is a new environment. We humans can adapt our surroundings to suit.

The rest of creation cannot do so, therefore many perish. Will polar bears go extinct in the wild? It seems likely, but that is less a matter of Len Harding world importance Community than the fact that weevils are movPress guest ing northward – columnist and they matter because of the damage they do. If you garden, you know the importance of hard frosts. No hard frost, many more pests. Slightly hotter, drier summers in Ohio will not be greatly noticed. Much hotter, stormier summers in

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? “Not sure, but I like the nonsmoking restaurants.” N.P. “I can’t remember the last time I was exposed to people smoking in an indoor public place in Ohio. That is proof enough for me to believe the ban works and I want it to continue to work. “While I smoked for about 8 years during my teenage and early 20s years, I quit in 1970 and have not smoked again. “I find exposure to smoke offensive and we all know it is unhealthy. There is no reasonable basis for questioning that it is workplace hazard for those who must work where people smoke. No one has a ‘right’ to contaminate the air that we breath. “Ohio should not back down on this issue.” F.S.D. “Interesting that Kentucky is considering a smoking ban, while some people in Ohio are trying to have the ban rescinded. “I love the smoking ban – there are so many places I go now that I would not go when they were smoke-filled. “And there are Kentucky establishments I avoid, because they are still smoke-filled. I hope the current Ohio policy stays in effect, as is!” J.S.B. “I will not patronize any establishment that allows smoking where I am going to sit and eat. Such patronage usually lasts an hour. Exposure to third-hand smoke is not prudent. “I do not think gambling is wise either. The state of Ohio encourages that activity (lottery) too. It makes you wonder about the intelligence of the legislatures. Of course legislatures and intelligence are oxymorons. “Why would any educated person submit themselves to a proven health hazard promulgated by stupid people?” J.S.D.

Next questions Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? Every week The Milford-Maimi Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to loveland@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. “In my opinion, they are totally ineffective in terms of inducing smokers to quit, and probably only minimally effective, if at all, in reducing exposure of nonsmokers to second-hand smoke. “I suspect that the bans are only ‘feel-good’ measures in the end. I say this as a reformed and repentant smoker who smoked for probably 25 years, and quit only after 2 year-long failed attempts. I wish I had never started, but I can't change the past. “Addiction to cigarettes is in the same category as obesity and poor physical fitness today. It's all about willpower. We can blame it on Sir Walter Raleigh, I guess, but ultimately we have to take responsibility for own actions.” B.B. “I love, love, love the smoking ban in Ohio. My family now chooses Ohio restaurants, etc. over Kentucky ones based on the fact that across the river we still have to deal with cigarette smoke. So I would say the ban is very effective. “’‘Voluntary’ bans are useless. The locations where a large number of the customers smoke (and thereby where the owners would likely be reluctant to stop them) are exactly the locations that are the most dangerous for workers and unpleasant for non-smokers. Those are the locations that a full ban on smoking helps the most.” E.S. “I think the ban is very effective. I particularly like the ban in restuarants. I hated eating in smoky places and would avoid certain establishments because of the smoke. Keep the ban.” K.S.

Alaska will be noticed – by all of us since Alaska is a source of much of our weather in North America. Ohio is not a source of weather, just pollution and misleading commentary. Alaska’s changes will affect us all; Ohio’s inculcated ignorance will keep us all in thrall to these changes. Not to worry though; liberals in both states will be blamed for it. There is probably no way we are going to escape climate change, nor will we be able to keep the CO2 ppm below the trip point. We should all worry about Alaska, Siberia, Greenland and Scandinavia warming up even a little. Loss of ice from warming climate causes the ocean to warm

up. A warmer ocean means warmer land – and more violent storms. As the northern regions warm, the permafrost disappears. As the permafrost melts, methane is released into the atmosphere; and methane is eight times more potent in trapping heat as CO2. It is already happening. We are engaged in a monumental world-wide experiment, with no controls, and no way to change the outcome if we let it go too long. Using flawed thermometer placement to dismiss phenomena that are right before our eyes is bad methodology. Cheering on such specious analysis is sad. We need to stop telling our-

Numbers without basis are meaningless, and uncool I could not resist answering the editorial from Robert Miller on global warming. Obviously he is a true believer, with lots of platitudes and numbers, but numbers without basis are meaningless. If we start from the top: “March was the warmest month worldwide since 1880.” A meaningless statement, how do you calculate a world temperature, are the recorders still in the same places, how do you account for new population centers? The years 1998 to 2007 were in the top 25 warmest years: So were the years 1 to 9 or 16 to 25, a big difference. More importantly were they one degree or 10 degrees hotter than other years? The 23 long tide gauges showed an 8-inch increase: Was that at king tide, was it just on single days, what about

the balance of the months? This one I really liked: The first-ever gravity survey showed a decrease in the Antarctic ice Stan mass. Shadwell If it is the first with what Community survey, did they compare Press guest to say there was a columnist decrease? What happened after 2005? September ice coverage in the Arctic decreased from 2000 to 2005, again what happened after that period, did it stabilize, continue to decline or increase? The glaciers decreasing can’t be disputed, but who says that is caused by “global warming or


change” or whatever the latest term is? How do you calculate an overall state temperature? Where are the thermometers placed, have they been static since 1950, are they near population centers which are known heat islands and how do they allow for that in the “average?” Greenland ice sheet decreased, melting in 2002 was a record. Don’t want to sound like a broken one, but what happened since then? Each side can refute whatever “data” is put out. As we, the public, struggle to find things that are able to be checked and proved beyond the “reasonable doubt” criteria, Mr. Miller needs to be a little less certain of this phenomenon. Stan Shadwell lives on Legendwood Lane in Pierce Township.

Career-tech students prepared for post-school life When President Obama was looking for a school that prepares students well for college and careers, he needed to look no further than any Ohio career center. Called joint vocational school districts, these public schools were formed in the 1960s and 1970s to offer technical programs to Ohio students in a practical and costeffective way. Groups of school districts joined these regional JVSDs; juniors and seniors could choose to complete their high schooling at the affiliated JVSD or in satellite JVSD programs at their school to receive specialized career instruction and skills. Some districts, such as Cincinnati Public Schools, developed career-technical programs within their district. For nearly four decades, Ohio students have learned dozens of careers, from animal science to health care, robotics, cosmetology, dental assisting and firefighting. In many programs graduates were certified in their career field or at least years ahead of other high school graduates entering that field. But something happened to JVSDs – by now more accurately called career centers – as we entered the 21st century. Always closely aligned with local business, school leaders saw that even as they learned high level

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skills, successful students needed the ability and enthusiasm to keep learning. The numbers of careertechnical students who went directly to college skyrocketed and the percentages of college-bound graduates now rival those schools ranked high in

state standards. At area career centers, 50 to 80 percent of students go directly to post-secondary education. Through dual credit options and articulation agreements, many of those students finish high school having already earned college credit. The skills needed to be successful as adults have changed as well. All high school graduates need to be technologically savvy; they need to have strong problem-solving skills, they must be able to collaborate with their co-workers, they must understand the global marketplace and they must be able to think critically. Excellent K-12 school districts understand this and outstanding teachers incorporate these skills daily in the classroom. Career-tech-

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selves that our eyes and instruments are lying to us and start figuring out what it is we intend to do for the future. We solemnly accept ads that tell us to stay away from drugs because they not only damage us, but cause damage to our progeny. Well, our car and comfort addiction are having the same effect. If it is immoral to take drugs, is it not equally immoral to use up finite resources, alter the climate and pollute the remaining land masses, all because we don’t want to change our comfortable way of life? I’m just sayin’... Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at

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nical education is an ideal setting for learning these skills; students work together in a hands-on environment each day, solving the kinds of problems they’ll face in the workforce. Career-technical education provides opportunities for adults who want to change careers, too. Thousands of displaced, unemployed and underemployed workers who faced uncertain futures in recent years are now working in new careers thanks to the short-term, high-impact programs available at area career centers. The next time you eat a fine meal in a restaurant, are cared for by a health care professional, ask someone to develop a Web site for your business, talk with your child’s teacher or fly on a commercial jetliner, chances are you’ve been served by a career center graduate. They come to us as sophomores who have a strong sense of what they want to do with their future, and they leave prepared for college, careers and life. Robin White is president and chief executive officer of the Great Oaks Career Campuses. This was also signed by Maggie Hess, superintendent Warren County Career Center, and Ken Morrison, superintendent US Grant Career Center.



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CoyoTees designs, sells custom T-shirts By Kellie Geist

When it comes to making custom T-shirts, the guys at CoyoTees know it’s about quality, professionalism and the personal touch – especially in a time when many people order custom T-shirts online. “We are a cut above what you see on the Internet and in some local T-shirt shops. We focus on each individual customer and we do all our work in-house,” said John Sullivan, company partner and graphic artist. CoyoTees opened in April, but partners Sullivan and Bob Huxell have been in the business much longer. Huxell has been making screen printed Tshirts since 1992 and Sullivan has been doing graphic design since 1987. Huxell, a teacher, has been making T-shirts for school groups and events for years, so when he left his job at St. Andrew school to help care for his family, he decided it was high time to start CoyoTees. Before, he called his business Coyote Bob’s. To get things moving, Huxell banded with fraternity brother Sullivan. The two hadn’t seen in each other since their days at school in Colorado 20 years ago, but the spark was instant. The two got the keys to their shop at 200 Main St. in Milford in February and spent two months renovating the space. “I’m really happy with the design of the store – there’s really nothing like it around here. When we were sitting in By Golly’s talking about the design, we knew we wanted it to look like a Beachside T-shirt shop. It’s always neat to see people

CoyoTees custom screen-printing

200 Main St., Milford 831-HOWL (4695) Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments Saturday and in the evening are available by appointment.

stop in the doorway,” Huxell said. Today the shop stocks a wide variety of plain and custom designed T-shirts including Beefy T’s, organic tees, and tees for women, youth, and toddlers. CoyoTees can custom make individual shirts or shirts for larger groups. Because the art and screen printing is done in-house, orders can be turned around quickly, Huxell said. Most in-house design T-shirts are between $15 and $18. Huxell also does his own tie-dye in a wide variety of styles and colors, which can be bought plain or screen printed. In addition to Tshirts, CoyoTees can print sweats, hoodies, golf shirts and other clothes. All print work is done with heatcured Plastisol ink. Sullivan also can help customers design or redesign logos and symbols for T-shirts and other media. In addition to their regular store hours, you can check out CoyoTees during Sunflower Streetfest from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. The shop will be open and Huxell and Sullivan also will be selling Tshirts on the street. This winter the two will offer T-shirt making demonstrations and workshops. For more information, call the shop at 831-HOWL (4695).

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Williamsburg native begins diplomatic assignment in Iraq By Kellie Geist

Bob Huxell, left, and John Sullivan are partners at CoyoTees, a new T-shirt screen printing shop in historic downtown Milford.


Williamsburg native David Caudill has been around the world, but no matter where he goes, Clermont County will always be home. Caudill served as the Clermont County Clerk of Courts from 1995 to 2005. In January 2005, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and went to study Spanish with a Mayan family in Guatemala. Later that year, C a u d i l l packed up his wife and two sons and took a post in consular affairs in Santiago, Chile. Caudill “When I was in Chile I had the opportunity to work in the embassy with some great people, but we also got to travel all over South American and see some fascinating things,” Caudill said. “When it came time to my second assignment, I wanted to go to the Middle East because the Middle East always seems to be an important place in our foreign policy.” In 2007 Caudill returned to the states to study Arabic and, in 2008, he was sent to Qatar. His work in the Persian Gulf state focused on human rights, Israeli and Palestinian affairs and Qatar’s relationship with Iran. Caudill said he requested Qatar because of it’s international importance and because it would be more comfortable for his family. His youngest son graduated from the international school in Doha and his wife was able to do things like drive a car, go out without a


Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud recognizes hometown diplomat David Caudill during the commissioners’ meeting July 21. veil and work at the embassy. Actually, being in Qatar helped Caudill slow down. “The hectic pace of day to day suburban life was not our experience there. We were able to dial back and focus on the family,” he said. “We didn’t have the day-to-day demands of having teenagers in the United States.” However, Caudill’s family will not be joining him on his next assignment. His two sons are in college and it’s too dangerous for his wife, Michelle, to go. For the next two years, Caudill will serve as a Provincial Action Officer with the reconstruction team in Baghdad, Iraq. This will be a two-year assignment for Caudill – an assignment he requested. “I felt like, when I was clerk of courts, I did very important work. I want to

continue to do important work. I don’t want to just go places where I could have minimal impact and maximum tourism opportunities,” he said. While in Iraq, Caudill will work with a team of military personnel and civilians to improve the ability of local governments to provide basic services for their people. He will be working specifically with the police and the courts in Iraq. “I hope to put to use some of the valuable lessons I learned as clerk of courts on behalf of our mission in Iraq,” he said. Caudill will be able to return to his Union Township home a few times during his assignment for rest and relaxation. After Iraq, Caudill will spend two years working in the Office of Israeli and Palestinian Affairs in Washington, D.C. In addition to

Chile and Qatar, Caudill has completed temporary assignments at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although his life has changed dramatically in the last five years, Caudill said joining the foreign service was a great decision. “It combined the element of meaningful public service with foreign policy, which I’ve always been interested in. I wanted to be able to learn languages and study history and policy in other parts of the world and yet apply those lessons learned in the service of my country,” he said Caudill, a two-time recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Award, was recognized for his efforts during the Clermont County commissioners’ meeting July 21. Commissioner Scott Croswell, who also grew up in Williamsburg, said he was excited to honor someone from his hometown. “I take great pride in the fact that we both graduated from Williamsburg High School,” Croswell said. “I know that not just the people in Williamsburg, but all of us who have watched your career, live vicariously through you ... I just wanted you to know how proud all us, in the county and in Williamsburg, are of you.” While the Foreign Service is an exciting line of work, Caudill said he and Michelle plan to retire in Clermont County someday. “There’s just something special about running into someone at the store that you’ve known all your life, or seeing them at church on Sunday,” he said. “There’s something comforting about having a place like that to call home.”


As part of Library Lovers Month in February, the Clermont County Library asked people to make valentines for veterans. A total of 250 of those valentines were given to the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Wednesday, July 14. From left are: Ken Cook, Cliff Riley, Howard Daugherty, Commission Executive Director Dan Bare, Library Assistant Director Sue Riggs, Robert Derr and Ken Cook.

Library makes Valentines for Veterans The Clermont County Public Library presented about 250 valentines to the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission Wednesday, July 14.

The “Valentines for Veterans” valentines were made by library visitors during February for Library Lovers Month. While valentines are typ-

ically given on Valentine’s Day, Veterans Service Commission Executive Director Dan Bare said the commission gives the valentines to veterans year round.

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“The valentines are made by children and it’s just so innocent. Every veteran is different, but these are really touching,” he said.



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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. Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 5881 Cook Road, Accepting donations of school supplies. 248-8054. Mulberry.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48. 697-9173; Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Mystery Book Club, 12:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Adults. “Triple Cross” by Kit Ehrman. Bring bag lunch. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 0


Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 7:30 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Free. Room S143. Featured speaker, Debbie Clepper shares stories and pictures of the manse on Cole Road that her great grandfather built in the 1800s. 753-8672. Batavia. Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.


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


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Food, games for all ages, rides, bid and buy, music and raffles. Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, 6 p.m.-midnight, New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Concessions, rides, games, gambling tent, crafts, food, beer and beverages, petting zoo, mini-tractor pull and more. Presented by Village of New Richmond. Through Aug. 22. 553-4146; New Richmond. St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Church Hall. Music, food and drinks. $1 admission, free parking. Through Aug. 22. 583-9600; Loveland.

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Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by 46 Long. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.

FESTIVALS St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, Noon-midnight, New Richmond Riverfront, Cardboard Boat Regatta at 1 p.m. 553-4146; New Richmond. Rock the Boat Club, 1 p.m.-midnight, Miami Boat Club, 6071 Second St., Music festival. Admission includes draft beer. Skyline Chili, Liberty City BBQ and Mio’s Pizzeria. Music by Patsy’s Decline, Midnight On Vine, 4th Day Echo, Rick Huckaby and Prizoner. Ages 21 and up. $20, $15 for Miami Boat Club members. Registration required. 831-6905; Miamiville. St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, Noon-11 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.




Mount Carmel Garden Club Meeting, Noon, Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Planning meeting for next year’s program book. Visitors or new members welcome. 984-9993. Union Township.


Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road, $4 for eight-inch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 7247824. Williamsburg.


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


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg. Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Christianity and the Transformation of Consciousness: An Integral Retreat, 6:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Continues through 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22. Weekend of group learning and sharing, ritual, music, and storytelling to begin the task of healing. With Leslie Hershberger, LFH Group and Quanita Munday, Nzuzu LLC. $300 single occupancy, $250 double; $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Mum Sales, 7247824. Williamsburg.


Lagniappe, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Anna Ree’s Andouille, 1329 U.S. 52, Cajun. 699-4102; New Richmond.


Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Stream Access B on Geology Trail. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Fossil Identification, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about collection, identification and classification of fossils from Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Breezy Hill Acres, 1549 Altman Road, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 404-4411; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., New Richmond Alpaca Farm, 1240 Bethel New Richmond Road, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 253-3700; New Richmond. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Teddy Bear Alpaca Ranch, 3510 Ohio 131, Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 460-6858; Goshen. Alpacas 4 You Open House, Noon-4 p.m., Una Luna Alpaca Farm, 344 E. Poplar St., Stop in for a few minutes or spend several hours to visit the animals and get information on alpacas. Free. 600-5700; Loveland.


Non Profit Animal Adoption Event, 1-7 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, All breeds and puppies, too. Presented by Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue. 917-292-6779; Eastgate.


What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Hamilton County SWCD Gwen Roth, Watersheds, 1 p.m. Free. 893-4453; Loveland.


Sketching for the Adult Beginner class will he held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Union Township. Art educator Hilary Neu will teach the basics of sketching. Students should bring an unlined journal and something to sit on outdoors. The class, for ages 14 and up, is $15 and $10 for Cincinnati Nature members. Registration is required. Call 831-1711. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 2


Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Union Township.


Zumbathon Fundraiser, 3-4:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Amphitheater. Led by certified instructor, Jenna Schroeder. Benefits Back2Back Ministries’ Hurricane Alex relief fund. $10 suggested donation. Presented by Back2Back Ministries. 754-0300; Loveland.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, 110 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Chicken dinner and beer with ID available. Free. 575-0119. Milford. New Richmond Riverdays, Noon-6 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, 553-4146; New Richmond.

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Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


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



Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford.






What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, Canoe Trip - Registration required by e-mailing Steve Carson at or stopping by Little Miami Scenic River Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free. 893-4453; Loveland.

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

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

St. James Mediterranean Food Fest, 2-9 p.m., St. James Antiochian Orthodox Church, $1 admission, free parking. 583-9600; Loveland.



Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike. 688-1009; Mount Carmel.

Spinebenders Book Club, 7 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Adults. “Stones into Schools” by Greg Mortenson. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by American Legion Dance Band. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.

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Full Moon Walk, 9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Sturgeon Moon. Ages 8 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Volunteer Exploration Sessions, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Family friendly. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m., Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Adults. “A Call Girl” directed by Damjan Kozle. Free. 732-2128; Batavia.


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

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Community School Supply Drive, 9 a.m.5:30 p.m., Edward Jones Investment Office, 248-8054. Mulberry.


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


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


Learn to Crochet, 6 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches. Bring a crochet hook size H or larger. For teens and adults. Free. Registration required. 724-1070. Williamsburg. PROVIDED

The “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The Wiggles bring friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and more for the interactive family event. Tickets are: $12-$77 with additional fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


Sinatra Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” 248-2999. Milford.


Learning Through Art Inc. is hosting its annual Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition through Sept. 30. The juried photo competition encourages area residents to share snapshots of their neighborhoods in an effort to share the beauty of the region. Winning photos are honored at an annual Kick Off ceremony, and featured in the following summer’s exhibition, such as the current Virtual Photo Exhibition on Fountain Square, which runs through Aug. 31. To submit a photo, and for rules, go to Pictured is a winning photo from last year, “The Genius of Water,” by Jessica Huff of Fairfield.



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The current of life today is not kind to us When we’re young we dream about how we’re going to change the world. When we grow older we find it’s hard enough trying to keep the world from changing us. There is an inexorable current in life that swirls and rubs against us as it flows. Like water running over a solid rock, it can wear us down, a little bit here, a little bit there. Our positive ideals and dreams can be gradually worn away until we become disfigured and not at all as we intended. Life’s current that flows against us today is certainly not kind to us. Nor is it designed to form us in healthy ways. It has become more coarse, violent and self-centered. Our civilization is losing its civility. A symbol of today’s harshness can be found in the extreme fight-

ing sports. Participants punch, kick and bloodily pound each other as the a u d i e n c e applauds. For a moment we can imagine we’re Father Lou back watching Guntzelman the brutality of the Roman coliPerspectives seum! Te l e v i s i o n , newspapers and movies show us homeless people beaten with baseball bats, women being stoned to death for adultery, children murdered, our young children murdered, the Taliban seizes 10 unarmed people dedicated for years to helping the poor and sick, marches them into the woods and shoots them down. Do we experi-

ence shock or revulsion? Or are we inured to life’s pitiless current? There seems to be a constant dumbing down of the finer things of life. Our country, formerly in the first place in the world in the percentage of those gaining college degrees, has now fallen to 12th place over the last 30 years. “Spend more money and we’ll be back as No. 1,” we think. Really? Spending more money accomplishes everything? Does spending money create civility? Right now we’re practicing denial. Who wants to hear that the sky is falling, that drugs are spreading, and that the food we thought was good for us isn’t? We don’t want to hear it. So, we live as though it isn’t true. Mental health experts urge us to be more proactive. Sometimes we must learn how to swim

upstream to reroute the current of life that is diminishing us. We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner peace. In the fading days of the Roman Empire the leaders of the people thought that “bread and circuses” were the political solution. They would divert the common people from realizing the disintegration of their country. Hopefully, we’re not ready for our fading days yet. It’s time to use the adult and insightful minds we’ve been given to keep from losing all our youthful dreams. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “There is a kind of work which anyone

can do, but from which many people shrink, generally because it is very hard work, and sometimes because they fear it will lead them where they do not wish to go. It is called thinking.” It is hard to fight a current. Sometimes we talk a good game but really don’t want to expend the effort to go where our hearts and minds tell us we must go. Chesterton’s quote calls us to think. See what’s happening to us. Then adopt the motto of the City of Blue Ash that has worked so well: “Aspire! Achieve! Advance!” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Don’t skip the Skype when traveling overseas Traveling overseas can be quite expensive, especially when you consider the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. So I thought I’d share some of the best ways I found to get cash in the local currency, as well as to make calls back to the U.S. without breaking the bank. It used to be the best way to get cash while overseas was to go to a local ATM and get the local currency. That gives you the best currency exchange rate and it’s less expensive than going to a money exchange store.

B u t now many l o c a l b a n k s h a v e started charging a 3 percent converHoward Ain sion fee to Hey Howard! use a foreign ATM, just as happens with most credit cards when you use them outside the country. But there’s a way you can avoid all these conversion fees. All it takes a little planning. Institutions like Union Savings Bank offer an ATM card but don’t

charge any fees at all. Officials there tell me you may have to pay a fee imposed by the ATM you use, but Union Savings won’t charge anything. So, allow a few days to set up a checking account at a conversion-free bank and get an ATM card there before your trip. Most credit cards also charge a conversion fee ranging from 2.7 percent to 3 percent, depending on the card you use. However, cards issued by Capital One don’t charge any conversion fee at all. I got such a card to for the express purpose of using it

outside the U.S. Often when calling back to the U.S. you have to pay what can amount to expensive international calling charges. But, I found if you have access to WiFi while on vacation, you can save a bundle. I used my iPod Touch, which is not a phone, and downloaded Skype, which most people use to carry on conversations using computers. Skype also allows you to call a landline phone and talk using your computer. So, using my iPod Touch, which is small enough to put in my pocket, I walked

around, found local places advertising free WiFi, and made my calls to the telephones back home. The only thing I needed to get before I left the U.S. was a set of earbuds that included a microphone in the cord. Skype has a 30-day free trial period which both my brother Stewart and I used when we went outside the U.S. Stewart found Skype to be very good, with a clear connection, but only when he had a strong enough WiFi signal. I also found Skype worked perfectly and was

simply amazed at the clarity of the calls. Going over your free trial period cost less than $7 a month, but it’s well worth it when you compare it with the cost of an international cell phone calling plan. Bottom line, a little planning can save you a lot if you’re considering travel outside the U.S. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Favorite recipes are shared among friends, readers Today and next week I’m sharing s o m e favorite recipes – the ones that readers request throughout the year. Rita If you Heikenfeld have a avorite Rita’s kitchen fdish that everyone raves about, I’d love for you to share it. Try the frozen fruit cocktail dessert or sorbet for a cool ending to the recordbreaking hot days we’ve been having.

Lela Groene’s heirloom frozen fruit cocktail dessert

“This was a favorite at holidays and other special meals,” Lela wrote.

Make sure you use evaporated, not sweetened condensed milk, for this dessert. 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice (from jar) 2 ⁄3 cup evaporated milk 16 large marshmallows 16-oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 ⁄4 cup chopped maraschino cherries. Mix together cheese and juices, and let stand. In a saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese mixture. Mix in fruit cocktail and cherries. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until


firm. Remove from tin, still in paper muffin cups, and serve frozen. They will thaw just a little on the serving plate.

Jayne Homsher’s bleu cheese coleslaw

Madeira resident Jayne Homsher shares her version. Feel free to add more bleu cheese if you like. 1

1 ⁄2 lbs. green cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 ⁄4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄3 cup sour cream 1 ⁄3 cup crumbled bleu cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine cabbage, carrots and onion. Heat cider vinegar and sugar to boil.

Toss with vegetables and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the vegetables well and combine with remaining ingredients. Prepare at least two hours ahead or overnight so flavors can mingle.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew

Anderson Township reader Helen Sarky sent me this recipe. These beans are always served in some fashion at the famous Lebanese festival held at St. Anthony’s of Padua 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt.) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste


Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 11⁄2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (three minutes); add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Five-minute fruit sorbet

Any canned fruit works well. Fruit cocktail and apricot are favorites at my house.

1 can, 16 oz. or so, fruit in heavy syrup 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt.) Place unopened can in freezer for at least 12 hours or until frozen. Submerge unopened can in hot water for a minute to loosen edges. Transfer contents to food processor or blender in batches if necessary, cutting into several chunks. Process or blend until smooth, about half a minute. Add lemon juice and blend. Scoop into balls and serve right away or refreeze up to eight hours. 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.



100’s Lined up Yesterday at the Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the Vintage Guitar Show. By Mort Enright STAFF WRITER TheInternationalVintageGuitarCollectorsAssociation will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Highest prices are paid for those made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun.

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Pringle’s Orchard offers Re-gifting is a good idea ‘Wealthy’ crop of apples Howdy folks, We went over to Pringle’s Orchard last week and got some apples, and John said his blackberries were still doing good. The next crop of apples are Wealthy and John said they looked good, so if you need apples and blackberries go see the Pringle’s Orchard. I walked with John down to the berry patch and the canes were loaded with some beautiful berries the size of your thumb. I have known the Pringle’s for a long time. I used to help John’s Dad, Roscoe prune the apple trees and pick apples. At one time they had the finest peaches you could find any place. The pecan crop looks good the telephone number is 625-9866. They are located near Stonelick State Park. We went over to Grant’s Farm and got broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower plants and more spinach seed for a fall garden. The plants sure look good and they have a good bunch of them. Now is the time to start setting out these plants for some excellent eating. We have some onion sets so there will be another bed of green onions, our grandson-in-law loves the green tops and our granddaughter loves the bulbs. Last Thursday evening the Bethel United Methodist Church choir started practice for the upcoming Heritage Celebration weekend Sept. 11-12. This practice on Thursday evening will continue until next year at June. But you will be hearing more about the Heritage Celebration later. Now I don’t want to make you folks hungry, but here is what we had for a noon meal (dinner) last week: tomatoes, taters, roasting ears (corn), blackberry jelly, bread, butter, and I had a good cup of coffee.

Now for items that came from the garden. It is so good to be able to get this garden produce, George that you Rooks have plantOle ed, hoed and care Fisherman taken of. Ruth Ann has been canning tomatoes, making blackberry jelly, putting cranberry beans in the freezer and freezing blackberries. These frozen blackberries will make a pie, cake, or cobbler. Ruth Ann will make a blackberry jam cake for the Clermont Senior Services annual Art, Antiques and Collectible event to help raise money to help the seniors. This event will take place at the Receptions at Eastgate on Sept. 10. This is always a great event with a great meal, silent auction, raffle and a live auction where the cake will be auctioned, and lots of laughter and fellowship. Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait Shop in Afton, said the fishing is good, the Muskie are starting to be caught. The two biggest were a 22-inch one, and the biggest was 25 inches long.

The crappie are being caught in big numbers, but the 9-inch limit for the crappie is hard to get. Next year should be good for the bigger crappie. The catfish are feeding good, two fellers caught 17 channel catfish one evening last week. They were of nice size and will furnish some good eating. The stripers are biting good with some nice big ones, they need to be 16 inches long before they can be kept. The bluegills are in good numbers. We haven’t been on the lake for over a month due to all the work we have here with the volunteering and work here at home. We went over to Goshen for a visitation for a dear lady Sunday afternoon, Louise Speer. Her son, David worked at Stonelick State Park and here at East Fork. We saw several friends from Newtonsville we hadn’t seen for a long time. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the good Lord. God bless all.

In the past I have written articles about gift ideas for people to give senior citizens. I thought this year it might be helpful to offer some ideas for gifts seniors can give to others. Many seniors are on a fixed income. They have downsized, sold their homes and moved into condominiums or apartments. Before making the big move, they probably gave away mountains of mementos to family members and the leftovers to whatever charity was picking up that week. Inevitably, though, they continue to receive knickknacks for various occasions throughout the year and things begin to gather dust again, or they are still in the gift box or bag it came in, taking up precious closet space. What’s the solution? Re-gifting! Re-gifting is an art form. It requires a certain amount of finesse and attention to detail. So here are some tips to promote a successful, non-embarrassing outcome. Carefully store the items (in original boxes if possible) in a large plastic bin

locate them. Here’s the really important part. Tape a note to each item stating who gave it to you and when. Make sure you do not re-gift that item to the same person. Or even someone they know well. Over the years, I have received a few things which I knew immediately I would not keep. I took them directly to the bin. Then I followed up with a warm, fuzzy thank you note to the giver. Do I feel guilty or concerned about this? Not at all. Someone else will enjoy the gift more than I. And after all, it’s the thought

that counts, right? So after thinking about it, I put it in the bin. Seriously, reassigning gifts is a great idea. If you run out of re-giftables, how about giving a dear friend or relative something of yours that you’ve owned for a long time? A small vase, a beautiful teacup, a piece of jewelry. Include a note of appreciation and affection, and it will become a treasured heirloom. Another great idea is a tin of homemade cookies with a note. Include a photo of yourself. Place them in a cellophane bag with a bow and it looks really special. Write a story about yourself, and include a personal item and photo. This is a great gift for a daughter, granddaughter or close friend. Meaningful gifts are not usually the ones that have been purchased. They are the gifts from the heart. On the other hand, clearing out your shelves and closets is good, too. Linda Eppler is director of communications for Clermont Senior Services.


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August 18, 2010

RELIGION Bethel United Methodist Church

Church members will host a free seminar on cell phones and texting while driving at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Talking on cell phones and texting are common and helpful tools. This seminar will help the public be aware of how people may take safety for granted when using cell phones. The church is at 402 W. Plane St.; 734-7201.

Eastgate Community Church

The annual “Farewell to Summer” Community Picnic is set for 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Union Township Veteran’s Park, corner of GlenEste-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike.

There will be games, prizes, oldfashioned egg toss and tug-ofwar. Lunch will be provided. Wear picnic clothing and bring a blanket or chair to sit. Call 843-7778 for more information.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Lerado Church of Christ

Gospel musician Thomas Shelton will hold a gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 5. Lerado will host a fellowship meal following the morning assembly, Evangelist Rick Breiden-

baugh and the Lerado congregation extend a warm invitation to everyone. The church is located at 5852 Marathon-Edenton Road.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions.

The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525,

Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church

Plan to attend one of four free performances of the original “The Saved & The Searching” musical presented by Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in Union Township. Set within the filming of a soap opera, the musical tells an inspirational, yet comical, story about the importance of forgiveness. The writer and director is Doug Heflin, the director of vocal music at New Richmond High School. The musical is suitable for families with chil-

dren of all ages. All performances are free, but seating is limited. Presentations are at: 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13; 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. Call 752-1336, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to reserve tickets or visit The church is at 681 Mt. Moriah Dr., near Interstate 275 and Beechmont Ave.

SonRise Community Church

The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

True Church of God

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

Williams Corner Church of God

All school-age children are invited for a Back-Pack Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 15. After the morning service all school-age children in attendance will receive a free sling pack with school supplies to help get them started for the new school year. The church is located at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 218-5315.


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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

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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


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

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Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

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

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

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

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All Withrow High School graduating classes – recent or long ago, are invited to the first Withrow Tiger Fest from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. This will be an all-class reunion, and a fundraiser for the Withrow music program. Withrow can't take its band to “away” events because of the cost of transportation. Cost is $45 for adults 18 and older, $25 for 4-17 year-olds, and free to children 3 and under. Tickets include admission, parking, all-day picnic shelter with catered meal at 4 p.m., access to Sunlite Pool, all rides, playground, games, and allday free soft drinks. To join in the fun, send check, payable to Tiger Fest c/o Treasurer, to Chairman Benny R. Lane, 9124 Silva Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45251. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with names and ages of those attending, plus phone numbers and e-mail address. This event is open to all Withrow graduates and their friends and families. For more information, contact Chairman Benny R. Lane at , or home phone 513-385-1839, or cell 513602-7873. Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at for information. Turpin High School class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit for details. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of Shawn and Penny Sadler, 4753 Kugler Mill Road. For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty Husman 479-4965, or Marc Rouse at 378-9563. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at Amelia High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. Cost is $35 per person. Contact Amy Grethel O’Leary at 752-0424, Barb Ramsey Merchant at 4743685 or Robin Ladrigan Iredale at 607-7071. Check out “1980 Amelia High School” on Facebook. Mercy Hospital Alumnae and the Butler County Nurses – are having the annual Mass at St. Julie Billart Church at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19. A breakfast honoring the Class of 1960 will follow at Ryan’s Tavern. Cost is $17 a person. To reserve your spot send a check to Mary Jo Shannon at 784 Millikin St., Hamilton, OH 45013 by Sept. 1. Please include year of graduation. Goshen High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th year reunion from 7-11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at Receptions in Loveland. Contact Tina Creekmore Wiley at Twiley88@cinci.rr.con or by calling 265-0165 for more information and to purchase tickets. Deer Park High School Class of 1960 – is having its 50th reunion Sept. 24 and 25. Friday night is the homecoming football game. Alumni can tour the building and attend the game. At. 6 p.m. Saturday, dinner is planned at Double Tree Guest Suites, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville. Contact Sharon Ellis Neu at, or call 336-7850. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.




MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Artie D. Vineyard Jr., 22, 505 Commons Drive, public indecency, July 27. James C. Johnson Jr., 49, 2009 Stillwater Lane, obstructing official business, July 27. Parker Levi, 18, 6375 Ironwood, theft, July 29. Three juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 17, operating vehicle under influence, July 29. Five juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Seven juveniles, 16, underage consumption, July 29. Two juveniles, 17, underage consumption, July 29. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, July 30. Evan J. Whalen, 18, 2083 Wolfangel, underage consumption, July 30. Erin M. Morrisroe, 18, 768 Hunters Knoll, underage consumption, July 30. Thomas H. Merrill, 19, 476 Auxier Drive, underage consumption, July 30. Caroline D. Eldridgle, 18, 1131 Hunters Run, underage consumption, July 30. Sarah C. Rudolph, 18, 456 Vineyard Hills, underage consumption, July 30. Robert Merry, 55, 901 Commons Drive, open container, July 30. Christopher D. Merry, 26, 39044 Wolf Creek Circle, open container, July 30. Moriah Gray, 27, 754 Wright St., drug possession, operating vehicle under influence, July 30. Raymond Davis, 49, 3079 Schaller, operating vehicle under influence, open container, July 30. Kristen M. Phillips, 40, 6792 Charleston, open container, July 31. Michael S. Smith, 22, 18 Meadow Drive, open container, July 29. Brian L. Whitaker, 18, 6045 Catherine, sexual imposition, Aug. 2.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Laptop computer, camera, etc. taken


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from apartment; $2,258 at 504 Commons, July 30.

Criminal damage

Window broken in residence at 5413 N. Timber Creek, July 26. Fence damaged at 988 Newberry, Aug. 1. Two tires cut on vehicle at 337 Witsee Ave., Aug. 1. Door damage on vehicle at 5700 Block of Deerfield, Aug. 1.

Domestic violence

At Kent Drive, July 26.

Sexual imposition

Female juvenile reported this offense at Pebble Ridge Trail, Aug. 2.


Laptop computer taken at 5852 Monassas Run, July 26. Purse taken from shopping cart at Meijer at Ohio 28, July 25. Baseball equipment taken from Meijer; $39 at Ohio 28, July 26. Cellphone taken at 809 Commons Drive, July 26. Laptop computer, camera, etc. taken from vehicle; $964 at 6107 Donna Jay, July 27. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 6092 Donna Jay, July 28. Purse taken from vehicle at 10 Commons Drive, July 28. Bike taken at Meijer bike rack at Ohio 28, July 28. Employee took merchandise from Meijer; $3,253.88 at Ohio 28, July 29. Phone and cash taken from vehicle; $348 at 5811 Deerfield, July 29. Wallet taken from woman’s purse at Walmart at Ohio 28, July 29. GPS and phone taken from vehicle at 1050 Bridle Path, July 20. Child restraint seat taken at 766 Bramblewood, July 30. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $20 at Ohio 28, July 30. iPod, backpack etc. taken from vehicle at 1187 Valley Forge, July 31. Bike taken at 7 Oakview Drive, Aug. 2. Checks, etc. taken from vehicle at Frisch’s at Service Road, Aug. 2.



Jonathon M. Baltrusch, 28, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, assault,



POLICE REPORTS Aug. 8. Jeremy A. Berrier, 22, 2048 Oakbrook Place, warrant, Aug. 5. Matthew F. Brandon, 20, 14 Chateau Place, recited, Aug. 6. Stella L. Branham, 50, 532 Lila Ave., recited, Aug. 2. Dennis J. Braun, 32, 905 Walnut St., recited, Aug. 6. Marc A. Burt, 25, 4706 Beechwood, recited, driving under suspension, Aug. 4. Alexander K. Duval, 21, 107 Bonham Road, contempt of court, Aug. 6. James A. Hinninger, 47, 1319 Wolfangle, warrant, Aug. 4. Matthew Kidwell, 33, 5491 Beechmont, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 8. Thomas O’Donnell, 47, 958 Paxton Lake, contempt of court, Aug. 6. Gordon S. Obrien, 38, 653 Wallace Ave., domestic violence, unlawful restraint, Aug. 2. John W. Peskin, 57, 3280 Dickinson Ave., recited, Aug. 2. Daniel L. Schafer, 24, 1522 Pointe Drive, driving under influence, failure to reinstate, Aug. 3. James K. Trammell, 33, 5625 Dry Run Road, warrant, Aug. 3. Courtney D. Williams, 22, 5954 Marsh Circle, contempt of court, Aug. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault

11, 16 and 216 Bridgestone Drive, Aug. 7.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Terry Blankenship, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 43, assault. Krista Blankenship, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 43, assault, misconduct at emergency. Kevin Frietch, 34, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 410, domestic violence, misconduct at emergency. Juvenile, 17, felonious assault. Juvenile, 17, felonious assault. Steven Kidwell, 18, 5109 Reading Road No. 132, felonious assault. Darrell Moses, 25, 2560 Ohio 28, criminal trespass. Brian Brown, 23, 754 Wright St., criminal trespass. William Burnett, 35, 504 Common Drive, misuse of credit cards, receiving stolen property. Daniel Mullins, 23, 6188 Chablis Drive, aggravated burglary. Amy Gilday, 22, 6628 Ohio 132, theft. Kenneth Jones, 29, 1871 Parker Road, burglary. Jeweleen Lycan, 34, 6200 Taylor Pike, drug possession, obstructing official business.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 313 Buddy Lane, July 23.

Female was assaulted at 1140 Main St., Aug. 8.


Medication taken at 5613 Happy Hollow No. 10, Aug. 7.

Criminal damage


Criminal mischief

Eggs and toilet paper thrown on property at 525 Belt St., Aug. 5.

Domestic violence

At Wallace Avenue, Aug. 2.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $6.57 at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 3. Money taken from wallet at 1941 Oakbrook Place, Aug. 4. Cash obtained through quick change scam at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Aug. 4. Unlisted items taken from vehicles at

At 6977 Shiloh Road, July 20. At 203 Redbird, July 21. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 25, July 29.

Criminal mischief

At 6659 Oakland Road, July 20.

Cruelty to animals

At 72 Barmil, July 20.


At 1814 Country Lane No. 6, July 22. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 10, July 27. At 1600 Ohio 28, July 28. At 165 Barry Drive, July 29. At 402 Windsor Lane, July 30.


At 6447 Snider Road, July 21. At 1375 O’Bannonville, July 30.

Misuse of credit card

At 6726 Dick Flynn, July 21.


At 1659 Ohio 28, July 20. At 6659 Oakland Road, July 20. At 7011 Hillstation, July 23. At 7154 Shiloh Road, July 23. At 6447 Snider Road, July 29. At 5915 Amanda Court, July 29. At 1536 Red Oak, July 29. At 94 Crosstown, July 30. At 1470 Woodville Pike, July 30.

Violation of protection order At 6667 Bray Road, July 28.


Mitchell Lawson, 18, 3945 May Street, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Ian Matthew Lee, 19, 3605 Woodview Lane, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Evan Adams, 19, 6 Rose Lane Farm, Loveland, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Megan Keton, 18, 2035 Common Circle, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. John Wersching, 18, 524 Chaswil Drive, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Alyssa Duffey, 18, 970 Woodlyn Drive North, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. John Drury, 18, 1090 Shangrilla Drive, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Grant M Robinson, 19, 8164 Witts

Meadow Lane, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Austen Hunter Leach, 18, 109 Asbury Road, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 5149 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons – underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Milford, Aug. 8.


DEATHS Charles John Behler

Charles John “Charlie” Behler, 74, of Goshen died July 29. Survived by wife, Sherry Ann (nee Pence) Behler; children, Debbie Behler, Dan (Cristy) Behler, Connie (Kevin) Neal, Vicky (Steve) Anderson and Shirley Behler; stepchildren, Mike, Behler John, Bobby and Melody (Mike); 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Robert John Behler; mother, Althea (nee Jones) Behler; and son, Robert Behler. Services were Aug. 4 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

Forest Burch

Forest “Ray” Burch, 88, of Milford died Aug. 9. Survived by wife, Dorothy (nee Chase) “Dol” Burch; daughters Glenna Burch (Marsha Blum), Marilyn Burch and Melba (Paul) Swagler; son, Maj. Gen. Melvin (Abbie) Burch; grandchildren, Jeff Burch, Nathan (Lisa) Burch and Trinity (Dustin) Resler; step-daughter, Pamela (Dewain) Poe; step-son, Bart (Susan Kingsley) Hotel; Burch step-grandchildren Michele, Jennifer, Meghan Hoeflich and Erin Vinson; and brothers, William Burch, Fred Burch, Paul Burch and Harold “Babe” Burch. Preceded in death by wife, Anna Lois Burch; and brother, Dale Burch. Services were Aug. 13 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Services were Aug. 12 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St., Milford, OH 45150.

Marie Ellen Eberly

Marie Ellen (nee May) Eberly, 91, of Milford, formerly of Fairmont, W.Va., died Aug. 10. Survived by children, Ann (Larry) Bobb, Pamela Jane (Jim) Morse, Deborah (Rodger) Pelley-Meadows and Marshall (Lisa) Eberly; grandchildren Renee, Matthew, Lindsay, Jessica, Keri and Erica; sister Mildred (Edgar) Heiskell; and brother Paul May. Preceded in death by husband, Maynard Nelson Eberly; parents, George A. and Retta May; brother, George W. May; and sister, Nan E. May. Services were Aug. 13 at Ford Funeral Home.

Richard Thomas Fields

Richard Thomas Fields, 75, of Miami Township died Aug. 11. Survived by wife, Shirley Otis Fields; children, Madrigal (Andrew Kay) Fields and Shawna Black; sister, Mary Fardo; grandchildren, Thais LaTi, James and Amber; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother, Paul Fields. Services were Aug. 14 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Justin Harvey Kraus

Justin Harvey Kraus, 23, of Miami Township died Aug. 6. Survived by parents, Lee and Michele Kraus; brother, Brigs Kraus; sister, Tessa Kraus; daughter, Kloe; daughter’s mother, Karah Allen; grandparents, Michael and Carolyn Bird; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Services were Aug. 10 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Memorials to: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Richard William Chance Elmo M. Pennington

Richard William Chance, 46, of Milford died Aug. 9. Survived by wife, Regina Mays Chance; step-children, Anthony Nelson and Rebecca Nelson; stepchild, Peyton Teetor; mother, Carolyn Merritt Isaacs; step-mother, Dotti Shor; brother, James (Deena) Byrd; sisters, Nancy (Moreese) Chance Mayes and Sandra (Ferdinand) Hilton Manzon; grandmother, Virginia Merritt; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by father, Richard M. Chance.

Elmo Marion Pennington, 88, of Goshen died Aug. 5. Survived by wife, Ogie Reed Pennington; children, Vernon (Pat) Pennington, Phyllis (Jim) Martin, Farris Epard, Marion Pennington, Linda Smith and Marshall Smith; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Vivian Anthony and Dolores Watson. Preceded in death by brothers, Russell and Vernon Pennington. Services were Aug. 9 at Graceland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Michael Schaefer

Michael “Mike” Schaefer, 27, of Goshen died Aug. 2. Survived by parents, Ronald R. Schaefer and Lee A. (nee Lawson) Schaefer; brothers, Dan Schaefer and Bobby Schaefer; sister, Michelle (Roger) Haines; grandparents, Sandy and Danny Lawson; nieces, Hailey and Ashley Haines; nephew, Roger Haines, III; dog, Sophie; and numerous Schaefer aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents, Sylvia and Homer Schaefer. Services were Aug. 6 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or Talbert House, Attn.: Development Dept., 2600 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

James Joseph Smith

James Joseph Smith, 77, of Milford died Aug. 2. Survived by wife, Jean Wallingford Smith; son, Wayne (Tammie) Smith; daughters, Tracy (Fred) Darlington and Brenda (Tim) Gilreath; step-sons, Gary (Claudia) Bryant and Randy (Cindy) Bryant; eight grandchildren; and beloved dog, Phoebbe. Preceded in death by mother, Ester Crowley; and father, Christopher Smith. Services were Aug. 5 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Freedom in the Wind Church, 1232 Ohio 131, Milford, OH 45150.

man and Dianne (David) Keith; granddaughter, Toni-Marie Morgan; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Morgan; brothers, Robert (LaRie) Hunter and Marvin (Fran) Hunter; and sister, Carol (Carl) Rudisill. Services were Aug. 4 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Louise Speer

Louise Speer, 86, of Goshen died Aug. 5. Survived by son, David Alan Spear; daughter, Karen Earley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Preceded in death by husband, Joseph L. Speer. Services were Aug. 9 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

Alpha Werner

Alpha Werner, 82, of Milford died Aug. 10. Survived by husband, Robert F. Werner; children, Dr. Bob Werner, Karen Teska, Rich Werner, Kathy Williams and Alan Werner; grandchildren, Michael, Bobby, Stephen Eric, David Eric, Cara, Julianne Werner and Brandon Jaryd Williams; grandchild, Kali Werner; and siblings, Jane Smith, Wayne Blair, Margaret Jenkins, Aunt Dee, Vesta Cornett, Gertrude Blair and Bill K. Blair.

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Mr. and Mrs. Russell and Renee Smith of Olathe, Kansas (formerly of Lebanon, Ohio) are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Tia Renee Little to William Richard Curran. Tia is also the daughter of the late Charles H. Little Jr. Will is the son of William Curran and Partricia Davis of Cleveland, Ohio. The bride to be graduated with a BSN from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and is currently employed with the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland,Ohio. The groom-to-be graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Bachelor Degree in Finance and is currently employed with First American Title Agency in Cleveland, Ohio. The wedding will take place at the Norlyn Manor in Batavia, Ohio on September 25, 2010. The newlyweds will honeymoon in Ireland.


Linda Louise Smith

Linda Louise Smith, 69, of Milford died Aug. 7. Survived by husband, Jack Smith; sons, Jack (Margaret) Smith II and Jonathan (Cindy) Smith; grandchildren, Nathan, Victoria, Karissa, Kathryn, Kristyn and Josiah Smith; sister, Patricia Denney; and mother, Ella Marie Dean Vinson. Preceded in death by father, Paul Vinson. Services were Aug. 10 at Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Linda Smith Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

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Margaret A. (nee Hunter) Snyder, 76, of Milford died July 31. Survived by husband Ralph Snyder; daughters, Debbie (Ray) Strat-

Preceded in death by sister, Wilma Bentley. Services were Aug. 17 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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Spread the word about ‘Rumors’ Brieabi Productions, Cincinnati’s newest community theater organization, announces their second production – “Rumors” by Neil Simon. In “Rumors,” several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of Charley and Myra Brock for a dinner party celebrating their 10th anniversary. When the guests arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself

through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper-class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media. Coupled for this production are local actors Eric Day and Anne Marie Penick as Ken and Chris Gorman; Chuck Ingram and Arlene Borock as Lenny and Clair Ganz; Robert Weidle and Miranda Knight-Sheikh as Ernie and Cookie Cusak; Dan Docherty and Elizabeth

Chinn Molloy as Glenn and Cassie Cooper. Rounding out the cast are Robert Calabrese as Officer Welch and Natasha Boeckmann as Officer Pudney. “Rumors” is directed by Shawn Toadvine, stage managed by Jodye Hamilton, and produced by Teresa and Billy Johns. Cast and crew biographies are available at m. Performance dates are: • 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26;

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The actors in Neil Simon’s “Rumors,” to be performed by Brieabi Productions in Anderson Township, are Eric Day of Anderson Township, Anne Marie Penick of Monfort Heights, Chuck Ingram of Anderson Township, Arlene Borock of Eastgate, Robert Weidle of Union Township, Miranda Knight-Sheikh of Florence, Ky.; Dan Docherty of Loveland, Elizabeth Chinn Molloy of Wyoming, Robert Calabrese of of Batavia and Natasha Boeckmann of Norwood.

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5687 Cromley Drive, Donna Wendel, executor to Gary Gelter II, $113,500. 6688 Deerview Drive, Michael & Theresa Floegel to Ho & Jacqueline Yoo, 0.5590 acre, $454,900. 6107 Donna Jay Drive, HSBC Mortgage Servies Inc. to Robert Vehr, 1.1700 acre, $55,200. 610 Laural Oaks Drive, James Huxtable, et al. to Robert & Cathy Gellenbeck, 0.5600 acre, $216,300. 5702 Longfield Drive, Elmer S. Wolf to Daniel Hadley, $75,000. 5983 Meadowcreek No. 6, Timothy & Connie Ward to Rolf Weckesser, $54,000. 5824 Meadowview Drive, Wachovia Mortgage Corp. to James Sferra & Susan Baker, $72,900. 6686 Miami Woods Drive, Andrew & Sandra Ferrigno to Michael Trombley & Carmen Meier, $459,000. 1339 Nauticus Cove, Patrick & Alison O’Connor to Stacey Fuller, 0.4310 acre, $303,500. 1236 Neale Lane, Christopher & Amy Gilles to David & Jeri Groves, 1.1270 acre, $500,000. Ohio 28, W. Jay Benz to Imbus Enterprises Limited Partnership, $375,000. 496 Parish Hill Court, Michael & Heather Gosselin to Anthony & Emily Morgan, $348,000. 6346 Pawnee Ridge Drive, Jeffrey Stalzer to Timothy Munz, 1.1970 acre, $193,000. 904 Traverse Creek, Daniel Bernstein, executor to Betsy Lutz, trustee, $152,000. 1427 Wade Road, Richard & Susan Bagnall to Ronald Whisman, $112,000. 2009 Weber Road, David & Amy Arellano to Kelly Rahn, et al., 0.1830 acre, $175,000. 6570 Winfield Court, Kelly & Paul Rahn to James & Jennifer Sharn, $230,500. 5866 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, D. Clay Baker to Premier Cleaning Leasing & Management Co., 0.4240 acre, $320,000.

LEGAL NOTICE Brittney Salyers E13 135 Hunters Ct. OH 45102 Amelia, Libby Wakefield F9 114 Nature Run Rd. Batavia, OH 45103 Anthony Haag B16 7876 YMCA Cincinnati, OH 45244 Tim Mitchell B45 PO Box OH Felicity, 366 45120 Kristen Comberger E22 78 Hunters Ct Amelia, OH 45102 You are hereby notified that bepersonal your longings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A, Batavia, OH 45103, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 0686


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