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Fr. Lou, Rita move

We have again moved some of your favorite features to allow room for our high school sports fall previews. This week, you can find Father Lou Guntzelman’s column on page A6. Rita Heikenfeld’s cooking column is on page A7. The calendar is on B4. All will be back in their usual spot next week.

Fun in the sun

Where in the world of Miami Township is this? Bet we got you this week. Send your best guess to clermont@community along with your name and community. Or call 248-7130, ext. 341. If you’re correct, we’ll publish your name and community in next week’s newspaper along with the correct answer. To see who correctly identified last week’s clue, see page A2.

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In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s The Milford-Miami Advertiser. Your carrier retains half of Bolin this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Ashley Bolin who is 15 and a sophomore at Milford High School, She loves playing soccer and reading. She has been saving her monthly earnings to pay her way on a mission trip to Haiti in March. She also sponsors a child in Haiti. She has been a carrier for three years. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

Excellent with distinction By Mary Dannemiller

The Ohio Department of Education has ranked the Milford Exempted Village School District “excellent with distinction” for the first time. The ranking is the highest a district in the state of Ohio can get. Last year, the Milford district was deemed “excellent.” “We’re thrilled,” said Superintendent Bob Farrell. “It shows that we are a premier district with outstanding teachers, tremendous students and tremendous community support.” According to the report card released by the Ohio Department of Education, Milford met 28 of 30 indicators. Eighth-grade social studies and science were the two not met with proficiency rates of 59 percent and 71 percent. “It takes all of our staff and students working together to get this kind of report,” said Kathy Frye, superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “We do have an improvement plan for those indicators not met.” The district’s graduation rate met state standards at 93.6 percent, but both Frye and Farrell said that wasn’t good enough. “We’re reaching out to each and every one of our students in the hopes that we have a 95percent graduation rate next year,” Farrell said. “These are tremendous challenges, but they’re challenges that we’re


Children swarm Boyd E. Smith Elementary School Principal Jill Chin as they make their way to class on the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 19. For more photos, see page A5. prepared to meet.” This is only the second year the department of education has issued an excellence with distinction rating and Frye said it was the district’s rating in the value added category which gave it that ranking. “The value added rating measures student growth over time,” she said. “We’ve been above average for two years, which is really the reason we’re excellent with

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we need to think about what it means to students and think about if we’re training them for a test or if we’re really educating students.” Though the district still has improvements to make, Farrell said earning an excellent with distinction rating shows they’re taking steps in the right direction. “Milford is truly an exemplary school district and all of our residents should be proud,” he said.

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distinction. It’s something we can all be very proud of.” Board member Gary Knepp agreed the state ranking was good news and he said the district should work to meet its own definition of what it means to be excellent. “This is a reason to celebrate our accomplishments, but it’s also an opportunity to strive further,” he said. “We’ve relied on the state’s definition of excellence, but

Olde Milford Barber Shop owner Doug Aufdenkampe cuts Craig Walbridge’s hair.

In June, The Community Press presented readers with a ballot of 100 categories so they could choose their favorites ranging from American vehicle to produce to women’s clothing. And readers responded, filling out newspaper and online ballots with their choices. You can find the complete list of Readers’ Choice favorites in today’s special section. We’ve talked with some of our readers’ top choices about how they keep their customers coming back. Terri Clifton, general manager of the Miami Athletic Club, 920 Lila Ave. in Milford, wasn’t surprised to hear her gym was selected as the best in Clermont County by Community Press readers. “We have a great facility and provide top notch programming for the individual, families and

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corporate members,” she said. “Everything we do is based upon community and what the community needs.” The gym is allowing members to bring a guest for free every Wednesday for the rest of the year as a thanks to those who nominated and voted for the athletic club. The Miami Athletic Club wasn’t the only Milford business to win an award – the Olde Milford Barber Shop, 746 Lila Ave., was named best barber shop in Clermont County. “We just appreciate all of our customers so much,” said owner Doug Aufdenkampe. “We’ve been serving generations of Milford residents and now we’re even cutting kids’ hair when we used to cut their parents’ hair.”



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Support the band by joining the boosters The Milford High School Eagles Marching Band is gearing up for the 2009 competition season with its new show, “Soaring.” Featuring the music of Robert Sheldon, Richard Saucedo, and Lennon and McCartney, the band will perform the show in local competitions this fall leading up to the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis this November. The marching band also performs at all Milford Eagles home football games, starting with home opener against Hughes High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. The Milford-Miami Township-Union Township community can show its support for the Milford instrumental music program by joining the Milford Band Boosters for a $10 annual membership. The Band Boosters are an integral part of the success of the marching band and other instrumental music programs at Milford. Members coordinate the competition trips, provide chaperones, trans-


Senior alto saxophone player Wyatt Underwood heads up the sax line at the Milford High School marching band’s recent band camp at McCormick Elementary School. Members of the Milford Band Boosters moved the band’s equipment from the high school to McCormick for band camp, as well as fed the students and directors dinners during the 12-hour band camp days. port equipment, maintain uniforms, plan and prepare meals for students and directors during camp and on trips. The Band Boosters play a big role not just in the marching band, symphonic band and concert band programs, but also in the winter guard and drumline programs, and host an annual winter guard and drumline competition.

Learn more about band, the boosters and how to join at E-mail band Director Brian Brown at or Band Boosters President Mona George If any individuals, organizations or businesses would like to back the program with donations or other support, contact George.


Kent “Crusher” Shane of the Wyandotte Ghostriders hits the ball during a vintage baseball game against the Cincinnati Buckeyes.

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BRIEFLY CLERMONT COUNTY – The public library will change its operating hours Sept. 1 in all 10 branches: • Monday and Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m. • Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Friday and Saturday: 9

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a.m. to 5 p.m. “When we initially changed the hours to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., it was merely a stopgap measure. We wanted to receive feedback from the public prior to instituting long-term hours,” said Dave Mezack, library executive director.


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“The public has been very proactive letting us know which operating hours would best accommodate their needs.” These hours reflect recent survey results indicating the public’s desire for more flexible hours. Surveys were administered at the Clermont County Fair and at all library locations. This survey is available online at


Brian Essen of the Cincinnati Buckeyes, right, plays first base as Wyandotte Ghostriders base runner Jesse “Impatient” Shane takes a lead during their vintage baseball game in Milford Aug. 15.

Miami Twp. abolishes two positions By Mary Dannemiller

Miami Township trustees voted unanimously at their Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting to abolish the community resource director and community relations director positions as part of a reorganization of the township’s management. Township Administrator Larry Fronk recommended the positions be abolished after the trustees asked him

to look for ways the township could run more smoothly, not for budgetary reasons. “This isn’t a budget issue,” said Trustee Mary Makley Wolff. “It is really about being effective with the people we have.” Along with abolishing the two positions, the trustees voted to leave Fronk’s former position as community development director empty and create a new assistant township

administrator job. “The trustees took the opportunity of hiring a new administrator as opportunity to take a look at our management structure and a look at our budget for redundancy,” Fronk said. Community Resource Director Cindy Huxel, who made $54,000 annually, and Community Relations Director Tim Pennington, who made $55,000 annually, will be placed on administrative leave Aug. 26

through Oct. 2 to allow them to stay on the payroll in case they need to be consulted during the transition, Fronk said. “It is very difficult when you have to make a decision that affects people’s lives and we don’t take it lightly,” Wolff said. “It’s the hardest part of the job, but it’s necessary for us to make changes that are in the best interest of the township.” Rather than hiring someone as the community development director, the township will now use a consulting firm on a caseby-case basis. “The firm will review our site plans and zoning changes,” Fronk said. “What we will do is adjust our zoning fee schedule so when someone applies for a review or zone change, that money will go to the firm instead of the township so it doesn’t cost us anything.” Fronk said he stood by his recommendation to abolish the positions, but it wasn’t easy. “This was probably the toughest recommendation I’ve made in my career and I can’t imagine any manager would enjoy doing something like this, but it was the right recommendation for moving the township forward,” he said.

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The Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Wyandotte Ghostriders played a little baseball in a vintage game at Milford’s Riverside Park Saturday, Aug. 15. The game was played according to 1869 rules, which included no gloves. The Cincinnati Buckeyes predated their rivals, the Red Stockings, now known as the Cincinnati Reds, by a year. When the Red Stockings became a professional team, the Buckeyes faded into the background, but have returned 140 years later to play the original game of baseball, not only to entertain, but also to promote the history and tradition of America’s pastime. The Greater Milford Area Historical Society sponsored the event.

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Candidates file for Nov. 3 election ballot Community Press Staff Report Aug. 20 was the filing deadline for candidates to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. The candidates are: Municipal court judge: • James A. Shriver • Thomas R. Herman Clerk of Courts, municipal: • Tim Rudd • Gregg Conrad Educational Service Center: • Paul Young • Paul T. Russell • Jonathan K. Kraus Clermont Northeastern board of education: • Carl C. Hoerth III

• David Pennington • Danny Ilhardt • Karen Ortega Goshen board of education: • John Gray • Tom Bixler • John Benthien • Sue Steele Goshen Township trustee: • T. J. Corcoran • Bob Hausermann • Charles Stokes • Ray Autenrieb • Thomas Risk Jackson Township trustee: • Joe Speeg • Harold S. Herron Miami Township trustee: • Michael Collins • Mark Keitel

• Karl B. Schultz • Mary Makley Wolff Milford city council: • Amy Brewer • Carmella Fugate • Mark Rohrig • Laurie Walter Milford board of education: • Andrea Brady • Don Hartley • Robert D. Hewlett • Deborah Widder Marques • David E. Yockey Newtonsville mayor • Jason Ritter Newtonsville village council • Gerald Werner • David J. McCall • Phillip L. Peterson

• Adam Busam • Kevin Pringle Owensville village council: • Mike Perry • Kimberly Beuke • Shirley Shipley • Carole L. Huhn • Julie Tolliver. Stonelick Township trustee: • Skeets Humphries • John R. Hanley • Edward Cooper. Wayne Township trustee: • Donald Wilson • Dennis Elchlinger • Harold Grosnickle • Mike Mantel • Richard, K. Grant

Goshen chamber to host gala By Mary Dannemiller

Goshen’s best educator, public employee and business person will be honored Friday, Sept. 25, at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Goshen Gala. This year’s guest of honor will be Paula Toti, a weekend anchor for Local

12 WKRC who lives in the Goshen area, said chamber member Sue Bowman. The gala also will have live music, food, silent and live auctions. “This is our fifth year so we’re really trying to make it special,” said Ray Autenrieb, chamber president. “I’m really excited and looking forward to it.” Tickets for the gala, which will be held at the O’Bannon Creek Country Club, are $30 per person or $50 per couple. “Proceeds go back to the chamber and are used to do things for the community,” Autenrieb said. “For example, we’re showing a free outdoor

movie Aug. 28 at Bowman Financial and we just donated two large picnic tables to Marr Park.” Goshen Local School District Superintendent Charlene Thomas said winning the excellence in education award had special meaning to its recipient. “When you receive an award from the community, it’s a real honor,” she said. “I think it’s a great thing that we have an organization in town that recognizes excellence in educators and folks who are dedicated to serving the community.” Township residents can submit nominations for best educator, best public employee and best business

person to the chamber until Sunday, Aug. 30. Nomination forms are available online at “It’s a way for us to show that we appreciate everyone and that the school, the township employees and the businesses are a big part of who we are,” Autenrieb said. “A lot of people don’t stop to think how much work the street crew does or how many hours a police officer is working.” Anyone interested in attending the gala should contact Sue Bowman at 575-3930 by Friday, Sept. 11, to purchase a ticket.

BRIEFLY Last dance

MILFORD – The last night for the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 Friday Night Dances will be September 18. The post is in Milford. Legion members thank everyone for their support and cooperation.

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Grand opening

GOSHEN TWP. – The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will host a grand opening celebration 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the store, 1707 Ohio 28 in Goshen. The store opened June 1 and features clothing for all ages from infancy, children, teens and adults. Also available are household items, furniture, shoes,

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Museum days

CLERMONT COUNTY – The annual Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies Museum Days will be Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13. Eleven museums will be open for two days this year instead of one.

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Clermont schools take swine flu precautions By John Seney and Mary Dannemiller

Schools in Clermont County are taking precautions to guard against the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. Superintendent Bob Farrell said the Milford Exempted Village School District is revising and updating its pandemic plan to prepare for a possible H1N1 outbreak. “The first thing we’re going to do is create a section on our Web site for parents and community members which will feature information about vaccinations and how to prevent the flu,” said Human Resources Director Tim Ackermann. During the first week of school, students and teachers will be shown a presentation about how to properly wash their hands, the importance of staying home when they’re sick and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze. “Each student will see the presentation on the first or second day of school and then again a month

During the first week of school, students and teachers will be shown a presentation about how to properly wash their hands, the importance of staying home when they’re sick and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze. later,” Ackermann said. “We’re going to be constantly trying to emphasize the importance of being clean and healthy as effective strategies to avoid the flu.” If a student in the Milford district contracts the virus, schools will not close, Ackermann said. “The Centers for Disease Control no longer recommends closing schools if a child has the flu or H1N1,” he said. “They have to be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before they can return to school.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a number of guidelines schools can

use based on conditions in their area. The CDC guidelines include requiring that students and staff stay home at least 24 hours after a fever has passed. Other recommendations emphasize the importance of hand washing and covering noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing. Researchers are working on a swine flu vaccine that should be ready by the fall. Charlene Thomas, superintendent of the Goshen Local School District, said the district began taking precautions over the summer when it instituted its new Learning Academy. Because of a report of a swine flu case at a summer camp in Cincinnati, the district asked the Clermont County General Health District for guidance. Thomas said district officials were told hand washing was the most important precaution to take. The Learning Academy made sure there was always plenty of soap and paper towels on hand. Hand sanitizer also was purchased. Thomas said the precautions taken over the summer will continue when school starts. The first day

of school for Goshen was Aug. 21. Neil Leist, superintendent of Clermont Northeastern Local School District, said the district is sending a letter home with students first day of school Aug. 26. The letter will advise parents what precautions the schools are taking to guard against H1N1. Janitors are being asked to double up on sanitizing areas used by students, Leist said. Teachers will be helping in the classrooms by having plenty of tissues and hand sanitizer available. Leist said teachers and administrators will be asked to help out with sanitizing so the entire burden is not on the janitors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a number of guidelines schools can use based on conditions in their area. The CDC guidelines include requiring that students and staff stay home at least 24 hours after a fever has passed. Other recommendations emphasize the importance of hand washing and covering noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing. Researchers are working on a swine flu vaccine that should be ready by the fall.



SCHOOL NOTES New principal

St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School (SASEAS) in Milford has welcomed Tom Devolve as the school’s new principal. Devolve comes to SASEAS after serving as principal at his alma mater, Roger Bacon, for eight years. He has been in education for 23 years, 16 of which have been in administration. Devolve and his wife, Lory, who have been married for 20 years, have four children who attend SASEAS. For more information, call 575-0093.

Students complete program

Thirty local teens, including Evan Martin and Adriana Ungerleider, both of Milford, completed The College of Mount St. Joseph’s “Summer Adventures in Science and Art,” an honors institute for gifted high school students. The program provides students with the opportunity to explore the fields of computer science, mathematics and design in a collegiate setting. For two weeks students participated in one of three courses offered: “Digital Fiction,” “Hands on Design: Creating Architecture” and “Flash and ActionScript Programming to Create Interactive Web Pages.” Evan, son of Mark and Angela Martin, attends Milford High School. Ungerleider, daughter of Rachel Ungerleider, attends Cincinnati Country Day.

Students get off the buses for the first day of school Aug. 21 at Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen.



Third-grade teacher Jennifer Tunison welcomes new students for the first day of classes Aug. 21 at Spaulding Elementary.

Goshen schools begin new year The first day of classes was Aug. 21 for the Goshen Local School District. Darrell Edwards, principal of Spaulding Elementary, greeted students as they arrived at school. Edwards said the first day was

a “busy day, but a wonderful day.” He said he was excited about the first day, and like many kids, had a hard time getting to sleep the night before.

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Lauren Riede, a fifth-grader, enters Spaulding Elementary School in Goshen for the first day of classes Aug. 21.


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Where do our crises come from? by author Sue Monk Kidd. She says that the crises of life come mainly from three sources: developmental transitions, intrusive events, and internal uprisings. Developmental transitions occur naturally in everyone’s life. We move from stage to stage though after awhile we hate the changing. Think of some of our changing stages: birth, beginning school, puberty, moving away from home, risking and forming relationships, choosing a career, entering the work force, and of course, marriage. Add to these raising children, dealing with midlife, the empty nest, retiring, losing a loved person, etc. Each

occurrence usually brings varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion of control. There is a tug toward growth but a stronger tug to stay where we are. Intrusive events are a second source of life crises. Too many to number, they include accidents, serious illness, a loved person’s death, natural catastrophes, a miscarriage, a terminated relationship, losing our job, a wayward child, dashed dreams, etc. Though harsh on us, crises are also doorways. How we handle them changes us into bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we

take in the face of things we cannot change. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their coming is usually subtle and unspecified. We may begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness, or a tinge of depression that hangs on. There may be spiritual doubts, insomnia, blossoming addictions, heightened anxiety, etc. We try to explain them by the terminology of today – stress, burnout, exhaustion. From where do these come? There is a life-force within us straining toward wholeness. What do we think pulls us through all the stages of growth and development in

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Everyone lives a drama. We try to be playwright and write the script to our lives. But it never works out that way. There are twists and turns both good and bad, unexpected surprises, disappointments and losses and challenging situations. And there are crises sprinkled throughout. Some of them can rock us to our toes. Where do our crises come from? I don’t accept the idea that God causes suffering and crises. In this imperfect world, they come along like hurricanes, lightening strikes causing forest fires, and volcanic eruptions. I agree with the analysis of various crises expressed


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Mastering the art of salmon grilling With all the hype about the movie “Julie & Julia,” anyone who has what we call a “Julia Child” story is sharing it. So today I’m sharing mine. I was under deadline for this column and the subject was cooking with wine. On a whim, I called Julia and, of course, she was “out” but the secretary said she’d give her the message. “OK,” I thought, “I’ll never hear.” About a half hour later the phone rang and my husband, Frank, answered and said the call was for me. When I asked him who it was he simply said “some elderly lady.” Well, it wouldn’t have mattered if it were a young lady; I was under deadline and had no time to chitchat. When I picked up the phone and said hello, the voice that said hello back was … Julia’s! I almost dropped the phone. She was so nice,

answered e v e r y question, and then just asked about my family and me. We talked for a Rita total of 30 Heikenfeld m i n u t e s , of Rita’s kitchen 10 which was professional and the rest was personal. And guess what? She even sent me a signed thank you note. So that’s my Julia story and that’s why she was so loved and that’s why my copy of her book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” is dog-eared with use.

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The 70-30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. This allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with


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Clermont County Library facing 30 percent cut By Mary Dannemiller

tors from around the state to learn how they were dealing with the budget crunch. “At this time, we’re being very cautious in how we’re going to proceed,” he said. “I’m meeting with other library directors to discuss the issues and how other libraries are cutting back. We’re not going to make any rash decisions or moves at this point in time.” Library officials originally anticipated a 50 percent cut and Mezack said he was grateful it wasn’t that high. “A 30 percent reduction is certainly better than a 50

percent reduction so I’m glad to see that number is smaller,” he said. “However, we’re still going to have to make some cuts to our budget as a result of Gov. Strickland’s cuts.” Mezack would not speculate as to what might change, but did say that programming and other services would be reduced before branches of the library were closed. “It’s too early to say yet what is going to happen, but we are going to take every possible measure to make sure we don’t have to close branches,” he said.

Conrad election challenge dismissed The Clermont County Board of Elections has dismissed a challenge to the candidacy of Greg Conrad, who is running for clerk of courts, municipal court, in the Nov. 3 election. The challenge to the petitions filed by Conrad, a Pierce Township trustee, was made by Ross Hardin, who was represented by Curt Hartman, a former Pierce Township trustee. Judy Miller, director of the board of elections, said the board unanimously dismissed the challenge Thursday, July 30. The board already had certified Conrad’s petitions so no further action was needed. Miller said the challenge claimed alterations were made in the petitions filed by Conrad. However, the board found no evidence of that. Hartman also asked the

board to issue subpoenas for three people who had circulated petitions for Conrad, but according to Miller, the board didn’t see any evidence brought forward by Hartman to call the those who circulated the petitions as witnesses. Conrad said he did not know why the challenge was made. He said the elections board looked at his petitions twice and found nothing wrong. “I’m happy its over,” he said. Hartman said he was “disappointed in the total abandonment of the board responsibility. The board has a duty to the public to investigate any irregularities.” He said the circulators’ statements on Conrad’s petitions were in different ink and different handwriting, suggesting that changes had been made. That is why he wanted to call the three circulators as witnesses.

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The Clermont County Library already has laid off 24 employees and made cuts to its outreach programs, but more cuts could be coming thanks to an estimated 30 percent cut in the library’s budget. “From what the state is telling us, our budget is reduced by 30 percent,” said Clermont County Library Clerk Treasurer Maura Gray. “We estimate it’s probably going to be higher because the state’s estimates of its own rev-

enue are so poor.” The library will not have any solid numbers on exactly how much it will lose until the end of the year when the state’s revenue projection is finalized, but the library already is investigating where further cuts can be made, Gray said. “We’re looking at a lot of options and tweaking our budget everywhere we can to avoid further employee reductions, but I don’t know if we’re going to be able to avoid that,” she said. Executive Director Dave Mezack said he was meeting with other library direc-



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Pete Rose

I know it’s a waste of time to try to convince Pete Rose’s advocates that their hero deserves what he has sowed so I’m writing this mainly out of frustration and the chance I might influence Rose some intelligent thinker. One letter writer compares Rose’s forced absence with Michael Vick’s reinstatement. First, we’re talking baseball, not football and secondly, Vick’s heinous crime had nothing to do with football, the same as Rose’s prison sentence for income tax

evasion. Rose’s crime against baseball was his betting on the game, which he certainly knew was against the rules as a warning sign is posted in every clubhouse. Another writer says that Rose’s banishment has been long enough. How long is enough – 15 years, 20 years? Rose himself (and his lawyer) agreed to a lifetime. I could go on and on but why bother? Paul Herbert Alpine Drive Milford

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

What do you expect from the Bengals this season? “If they could stay sober, keep off drugs, stay out of barroom brawls, and quit beating their wives and/or girlfriends, they might have a chance. If I had to pay taxes in Cincinnati, I’d be ticked off. They built a brand new stadium and got nothing in return. They could also use some management. Mr. Brown just doesn’t have what it takes. He will never be like his dad. G.M. “Nothing.”


“Well I just finished watching ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO which is featuring the Bengals. HBO did a great job, I really enjoyed it and was enthused about the upcoming season until they showed the segment in which Mike Brown was sharing his ideas with the coaches: ‘How about if we move the defensive end to tight end.’ “Mike is still micro-managing and that is not encouraging.” B.M. “I expect them to waste our time and money as usual.” R.S.H. “I expect the usual from these guys; absolutely nothing ... and I have never been disappointed!” J.G. “What do I expect ... or what do I hope?!! :-) “Expect: sadly, another losing season. “Hope: undefeated, Superbowlbound.” J.K. “This is what I’d like to see: a team that plays to their skill potential, obeys the law off the field, does good work in the community and earns the loyalty and esteem of the fans. “Here’s what we will probably see: a team that seldom wins, players charged with crimes and no one caring about the community. I hope I’m very wrong.” E.E.C. “Time tells all and over the past few years the Bengals have proven that we should expect nothing from them this year. “Until the Brown family – who know little about professional football and much about hijacking the population of Hamilton County into paying for a beautiful new stadium designed for a real franchise – is gone forever, and until our ‘team’ is comprised of dedicated, hard-working players instead



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Next question Do you think legalizing casino gambling will hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@ with “chatroom” in the subject line. of criminals and self-serving egoists then we should expect nothing more than the same old Bungles.” “Oh how I long for the days of Ken Anderson, Cris Collinsworth, Mike Reid and Anthony Munoz – just to a name a few of the greats – when we were occasionally contenders and even came close to a Super Bowl victory. “But those days are gone and now I don’t know whether to be proud of or stunned by the people who continue to be ‘fans’ and follow this ailing franchise to the bottom of the heap. “Let the Bengals leave town the next time they threaten to do so – then we can concentrate on reviving the Reds into the world class team we all know they are. “We can spend our money on The Banks and try to catch up with our neighbors to the south in developing our riverfront into a destination spot for visitors and native alike. “Cincinnati needs a shot in the arm – let it start with a wave goodbye to the Bengals!” M.M. “Not much. Just like every year.” J.B. “I can’t ever hope to recapture the intense interest and excitement I had when following Cincinnati’s professional football team that I had when I was younger. I guess that’s part of the price you pay for getting older. “But if our team can spark any interest to match the excitement that I felt back in 1982, when the Bengals met the SF 49’ers in the Super Bowl (losing 21 to 26), I’ll be pleased. “I will never forget that game. I had been running for about two years, and did my four miles that morning, coming back with icicles hanging from my eyebrows under my hood! “And I will probably never again be so emotionally involved as I was when I went out on our front porch, after the game was lost to SF, and venting my rage at the open air! What a game that was!” B.B.





Milford-Miami Twp. has a lot to offer The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce is celebrating more than 60 years of service to our businesses and community. In the spring, the chamber partners with Frontier Days Inc. awarding more than $3,000 in scholarships at our annual Dinner of Excellence. We join with our excellentwith-distinction-rated Milford Exempted Village School District, Live Oaks accreditation courses, Milford Christian Academy, St. Andrews and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, in recognizing outstanding teachers, and our Partners in Education. Promoting great educational opportunities for our children will ensure the area’s future. At our annual fall dinner Oct. 28, we recognize four categories of contribution: Large business, small business, volunteer service person of the year, and community investment. The Milford Miami Township and Clermont chambers are working with Clermont County on “Think Local-Shop Local.” Our goal is to encourage everyone who lives and works in Clermont County to think of where they shop, hoping many will realize it affects everyone. It’s vitally important to make a conscious decision to support all local businesses first. “Milford’s small town charm is due, in part, to a vibrant historic Main Street,” said Milford City Manager Loretta Rokey. “Our success depends upon loyal repeat customers from the surrounding area who enjoy the diversity and personal service that Milford’s Main Street provides.” “With the diversity of local

businesses here, there isn’t a need for people to drive across town to dine or shop,” said Chris Hamm, owner of Latitudes Café and Buffalo Harry’s in Karen Huff Milford. “We are a growing Community seeing number of local Press guest people and those columnist from neighboring counties and states visiting our establishments; lots are repeat customers. Many local residents are also choosing to shops and dine locally as a way to conserve energy.” “When citizens eat at local restaurants and shop at retail businesses across Clermont County, it directly benefits the community they call home,” said Clermont Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “A portion of the money you spend for these services is returned to the county to fund local government services, including the sheriff’s office, jail, communications center and court system. Clearly, if these projections hold true, and our economy doesn’t start to pick up, we will be forced to cut services that directly impact our citizens. By patronizing local businesses, we help increase sales tax revenues, resulting in the creation and retention of local jobs. When possible, we encourage citizens to spend their hard-earned dollars locally. It really does benefit those of us who call this beautiful area home.” Clermont County businesses are encouraged to take part in the


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Heath care: Be careful what you wish for My goodness – we certainly are engaged in a dust-up. Ironically, while a majority during the Bush years indicated they were unhappy with the way things were headed, a majority indicates the same thing under Obama. That’s flat out weird. I’ve been fascinated at the paucity of information (deliberate or simple ignorance) contained in these hostile confrontations. It’s not hard to figure out what people are arguing about. They certainly are not arguing about the merits of health care as is. They are hollering about a political agenda. But that agenda is problematic. They don’t want health care rationed, that the government will ration health care. Friends ... health care is already rationed by wealth and job – if you’re in upper management, your health care is not rationed. If you are in a plan with caps, you are in rationed health care regardless of whether you cut your finger or contract cancer. Reach the cap and you have no coverage, period. It’s ipso facto rationed. Government death boards: We’ve lived through them before, only they were called selective

service (draft) boards. They weren’t 100 percent certain death, but they were 100 percent worry and anxiety. If you don’t have good coverLen Harding age and catch a disease, Community virulent the insurance Press guest clerk becomes columnist your death board – with 100 percent certain death. And what’s with this pre-existing condition business? Every parent is aware of the fact that if your child has a health issue, be it allergies, diabetes, psychiatric anomalies, epilepsy, eating disorders, whatever; this child will be forced off of the parents’ insurance at some point and have to go looking for health insurance with a “pre-existing condition” that was once covered. That is a 100 percent certainty now – and these people are arguing to keep it this way? Health care will make your taxes go up. Of course it will. Health care cost will go up regardless, only difference: If we keep what we have now, a greater per-

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centage of your money will go to profits on Wall Street each year; for limited, rationed care which can be withdrawn at any time, while making others wealthier. This is what the shouters are trying to preserve? When they say keep government out of health care, do they want veterans to buy their own insurance; Medicare to go away? Surely not! The VA is the best run health care provider in the nation, despite the shouts. Medicare keeps older people alive, their families cannot really afford to in most cases. It’s hard to know what the shouters want, but if they want things to stay as they are, the rest of us are being taken for a horrid ride with no good destination. If we get what they (and possibly you) wish for, how many of us will still be around the next time a politician works up the courage to take on the special interests? If you’re over 50, you won’t make it if you don’t eat right, exercise regularly, get plenty of rest, and stop texting while driving. Be careful what you wish for. 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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LLEYBALL AND TENNIS PREVIEWS We d n e s d a y, A u g u s t 2 6 , 2 0 0 9

BRIEFLY This week in tennis

• Milford High School girls defeated Oak Hills High School, 3-2, Aug. 18, in the first match of the season. • Milford girls defeated Colerain, 4-1, Aug. 20. Milford’s Lauren Poole won her match, 6-0, 7-6; Milford’s Madison Laskarzewski won 6-3, 6-2; Shannon Glancy won 6-1, 6-3. Gaby Medvedec- Sacciolo won 6-1, 4-6, 7-6. The Milford girls were 2-1 after that victory.

Friday-night football

• Clermont Northeastern High School football team opens its season at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, at home against Cincinnati Country Day. • Goshen High School football team’s home opener will be Friday night, Aug. 28, against Ross High School. The varsity game starts at 7:30 p.m. • Milford High School football hosts Hughes Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.

Scholarship 5K run

New Richmond High School will have its first NRHS Scholarship 5K Run as part of the cross country home invitational at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. The race is open to anyone not part of a high school cross country team. The cost of the race is $5, and the money raised will be put into a scholarship fund that will award an annual scholarship to a NRHS male and female (senior) cross country runner. Runners should be at New Richmond High School by 8:45 a.m. on race day to register. To volunteer at the event, contact New Richmond cross country coach Rylan Shebesta at

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Varsity soccer kicks off

Milford boys: Home games at 7 p.m. against Lakota East (Aug. 27) and Fairfield (Aug. 31). Milford girls: Road game against Little Miami (Aug. 27) and home game against Lakota East (Sept. 1). Both contests start at 7 p.m. Goshen boys: Road game against Little Miami (Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.) and home game against New Richmond (Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.). Goshen girls: Home games against New Richmond (Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.) and Little Miami (Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.). Clermont Northeastern boys and girls: Home games against Bethel-Tate (Aug. 27) and New Richmond (Sept. 1). Both girls contests begin at 5 p.m. Both boys contests begin at 7 p.m.


Volleyball teams hit the courts By Anthony Amorini

Local girls are looking to spike the competition in 2009 as high school squads take the court for the fall volleyball season. Here is a look at the local teams:

Clermont Northeastern

A trio of starters return for Clermont Northeastern High School head volleyball coach Carmen Mersch. The group of experienced players includes Brandy McQuitty, Jessica Irvin and Alex Teaney. Cydney Hill and Amanda Burdsall, a pair of first-year players, will also immediately contribute. “For this upcoming season I have a group of girls that have a positive attitude and have the will to win,” Mersch said via e-mail. “They have a strong commitment to the sport and are ready to get the season started.” The Rockets open with road matches against Wilmington (Monday, Aug. 31) and Bethel-Tate (Tuesday, Sept. 1) with both matches beginning at 6:30 p.m. Clermont Northeastern hosts New Richmond for its home opener at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.


Five senior starters saw their careers come to end at the close of the 2008 season which leaves Goshen High School with an inexperienced roster this fall. Lisa Smith begins her 15th year at the helm of the program and is tasked with replacing the 2008 senior standouts. Though the Warriors put together a successful campaign last fall at 15-5, the loss of so many players to graduation leaves Goshen with only three returning players. The experienced Warriors include senior Aja Pettit, senior Brooke Catauro


Aja Pettit, a senior at Goshen High School, warms up during a 2008 volleyball practice.


McNicholas High School’s Alli Kirby tries to dig out a serve during a 2008 match against Badin. and junior Sarah Barrial. Key new additions for Goshen include senior Kelly Tucker and sophomores Kiley Collins and Kelly Parrimon. Goshen opens the season with a trio of home matches. The Warriors begin the season hosting New Richmond at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Goshen then hosts Little Miami at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, before compet-

ing in a home match against Bethel-Tate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.


On the heels of a 12-11 season, the inexperienced Eagles only return two starters this fall. The only returning starters for second-year head coach Sara Willis are Paige Holmes and Rachel Von Holle.

A trio of key new additions look to immediately contribute including Mallory Baker, Sam Bateman and Ella Weymiller. “We look to be a very defensively sound team,” Willis said via e-mail. “Our hitters are progressively getting stronger and more precise.” Von Holle finished fifth in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division with 41 aces in 2008. Milford finished fourth in the FAVC Buckeye Division in 2008 with a league record of 5-5. Harrison (20-3, 10-0) won the 2008 FAVC Buckeye Division championship, followed by second-place Loveland (14-8, 7-3) and third-place Anderson (1210, 6-4). Milford opens its season with a road match against Princeton at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. The girls then launch into a series of home matches against Kings (Sept. 3), Colerain (Sept. 5), Lebanon (Sept. 5) and Little Miami (Sept. 8).


The McNicholas volleyball team lost in the district finals to Tipp City in 2008 and the Rockets have high expectations again for 2009, despite graduating seven seniors from last year’s squad. McNick will be led by the two returning players with the most experience, Alli Kirby and Rebecca Shallow. The 2008 team went 19-5 and won the GGCL title. “Just because we lost seven seniors doesn’t mean we take a step backwards,” head coach Denny Murphy said. “Our goal is another league title and to advance further in the tournament.” Murphy said the team has talent but lacks experience, which will make the first few weeks of the season tougher on McNick. The Rockets play a tough schedule that should help McNick prepare for the postseason. “The harder schedule will benefit us as we will gain some much needed experience against highlevel teams,” Murphy said.

Milford, CNE, Goshen swing into season By Anthony Amorini

The fall tennis season for high school girls is in full swing and a number of local schools have varied expectations for the upcoming season. Here’s a look at the local squads:

Clermont Northeastern

The Rockets posted a one-win season in 2008 but a group of six returning starters look to seriously improve upon Clermont Northeastern’s record this fall. All three singles’ players return for second-year head coach Chris Schultz including senior Suzanne Caldwell (No. 1 singles), senior Cassandra Myers (No. 2 singles) and sophomore Alicia Dennison (No. 3 singles). On the doubles’ court, the Rockets’ returning starters include senior

Heather Sanft (No. 1 doubles), sophomore Eva Wall (No. 1 doubles), and sophomore Katelin Michaelis. “We have three experienced seniors (Caldwell, Myers and Sanft) who have been working with our younger players to improve their skills,” Schultz said via e-mail. “(Dennison) shows great future potential. She has a wicked serve and we feel she will be successful as our third singles’ player this season.” The Rockets also have numerous promising new additions including sophomore Elizabeth Schricten (starting at No. 2 doubles), freshman Christian Carwell, senior Heather Christie, freshman Lilly Arthur and Katelyn Writesel.


Pete Patterson begins his first season at the helm for Goshen High School’s girls, though leading Warriors is

nothing new for him. Patterson spent the past two years coaching the Goshen boys’ tennis team before crossing over to help the girls as well. Hillary Hulsmeyer is the only returning starter for Patterson’s first campaign with the Lady Warriors. But Goshen also has a trio of promising newcomers including Alyssa Hulsmeyer, Maddy Martell and Chyna Perkins, Patterson said via e-mail. Goshen hosts Western Brown at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, before traveling to face Clermont Northeastern at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. The girls then launch into a trio of home matches against Western Brown (Wednesday, Sept. 2), Felicity-Franklin (Thursday, Sept. 3) and Milford (Thursday, Sept. 17).


The Lady Eagles aim to

win a conference title this fall but a third-place finish in 2008 leaves Milford High School with two teams to surpass before season’s end. Milford finished at 11-7 overall last fall with a 2-3 record in its Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division to take third place alongside Winton Woods (9-5, 2-3). Loveland (10-4, 5-0) took first place in the FAVC Buckeye Division followed by second-place Anderson (8-7, 4-1). “Our goal is to win the (FAVC Buckeye Division), but we know we have some obstacles there,” 11th-year Milford head coach Jeff Hoover said. “Loveland returns a very strong team and they have to be the favorites. We also have to jump over Anderson.” Milford returns two starters including senior cocaptains Lauren Poole (No. 1 singles) and Cora Petrosky (No. 1 doubles, No. 3

singles). A pair of inexperienced players fill out the singles’ lineup with freshman Madison Laskarzewski at No. 2 singles and sophomore Shannon Glancy at No. 3 singles. Glancy will also see time at No. 1 doubles when Petrosky plays singles. A number of girls will play at No. 2 doubles including junior Gaby Medvedec, junior Susie Sacciolo, sophomore Juleah Morehowse and sophomore Eliza Marchant. Senior Sarah Kruse, a first-year tennis player at Milford, will also see time on the doubles’ court. “We would like to win 90-percent of our nonleague matches to generate a nice record and get us ready for tournaments,” Hoover said. “In the tournament, we’ll be trying to play as well as we can as a team to put Milford (tennis) on the map.”



Sports & recreation

August 26, 2009

UC Clermont volleyball preps for tough schedule The UC Clermont Cougars volleyball team has been hard at work during August in preparation for the 2009 campaign. They begin their quest for conference and national success on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a 6 p.m. match at Southern State Community College. Head Coach Joe Harpring summarizes the team as a blend of experienced players with a few newcomers. Senior middle hitter and two-time ORCC Most Valuable Player Kelley Koons returns for her final season and joins junior outside hitter Jaci Stewart from Blanchester High School and junior libero Erica Hoctor from Turpin High School to provide a wealth of leadership. Junior middle hitter Lynn Abbinante will help with the


The UC Clermont volleyball team gears up for the season. From left are Cindy Votel, Lauren Bradford, Kelley Koons, Rachel Hays, Sarah Shumate, Jaci Stewart, Erica Hoctor, Courtney Davis and Rachel Ferguson. team but will be sitting out this season as a “red shirt” year. Back for their sophomore year with the Cougars are outside hitter Sarah Shumate, defensive specialist Cindy Votel from Bellevue, Ky., and setter Lauren Bradford. Each of these players has shown definite improve-

ment as a result of the year of experience. Newcomers to the team include middle hitter Rachel Hays from Amelia High School, setter Courtney Davis and outside hitter Rachel Ferguson. Each freshman garnered several awards during her high school career and possesses valuable club volleyball experience.

The 2009 schedule shapes up to be the toughest in the history of the UC Clermont volleyball program. The Cougars will be playing in two conferences this year. Not only will the team be competing for another Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) title, but they will also be provisional

The Tucky Duckies U12 girls’ soccer team shows off their medals after going undefeated in the Kentucky Bluegrass State Games, July 19. From left: Back, coaches Dan Telgkamp and Kevin Brenner; middle, Allyson Bridewell, Lauren Brenner, Lauren Vandierendonck, Brooke Dougherty and Haley Best; front, Lauren Best, Allison Zachary, Lydia Graves, Kelsey Schmiade, Olivia Sayre, Sam Telgkamp and Emily Anderson.

championship. The 2009 schedule features two home tri-matches. The Cougar Classic returns Sunday, Sept. 20, but has evolved into an OCAC event. New this year is the UCC Volleyfest (Saturday, Sept. 5) featuring teams from both the OCAC and ORCC. NCAA Division II opponent Central State University will also be visiting the Cougardome. The Cougars will travel to play NCAA Division III foes Transylvania University and Defiance College. UC Clermont plays all home games at the Student Activities Center or “Cougardome” on campus. The full 2009 schedule and information about the team can be found at under the athletics link.



Tucky Duckies take gold

members of the new Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC). The Cougars ended the 2008 season with a successful run at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship tournament. UC Clermont won an exciting five-set match over Robert Morris-Springfield in the fifth-place game. The team also achieved an historic first last season – a No. 1 national ranking for two weeks in the USCAA coaches’ poll. This season, the Cougars will be attempting to qualify for the tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The season featured the highest level of play seen in quite some time. In spite of this challenge, the Cougars still prevailed for their fifth consecutive conference

Slugging the competition

The Milford-based 10U Eastside Sluggers AABC team celebrates winning the Midwest Regional Tournament. This season, the team finished with a 35-8 record, four tournament championships and one runner-up in Knoxville, Tenn. In top row are coaches Bill Carter, Ken Huxell, Scott Arnold, Doug Steward and Will Reed. In second row are Wes Reed, Tyler Smith, Keith Carter, Alex Malof, Grant Bateman and Nate Arnold. In front are Matt Kirk, Kyle Minton, Austin Cooper, Riley Steward and Stevie Huxell.

RESULTS Anderson Senior Softball League Final Standings

Team G Stropes, 2-8

Thursday Division

Team A Hamilton, 10-4 Team H Richardson, 10-4 Team D Marion, 9-5 Team B Roush, 7-7 Team F Kohls, 6-8 Team E Ballinger, 5-9 Team G Bollinger, 5-9 Team C Vetorino, 4-10

Team H Von Bokern 9-1 Team B Hansel, 7-3 Team F Richardson, 6-4 Team D Blackburn, 5-5 Team E. Cover, 5-5 Team C. Paschka, 3-7 Team A Stanley, 3-7


Row, row, row

The Clermont Crew girls’ quad rowing team, from front, Leslie Siegman, Jo Jeelani, Alexis Wharton and Emma Melton, gets ready to push off at the U.S. Rowing Youth Nationals. This team and the lightweight double team qualified at the Midwest Junior Rowing Championship in May. At nationals, the best crews from all over the country come to Harsha Lake to compete. The Clermont Crew teams trained twice a day to be in the best shape for nationals. Neither team advanced to the finals, but the girls gave their best and ended the season on a high note by competing at nationals. The teams will compete in July in the U.S. Rowing Club Nationals.

Monday Division

Working their magic

SIDELINES Youth development academy

Classics Hammer FC soccer will conduct the fall edition of the Youth Development Academy from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 40, Oct. 7 and 14, at Classics Hammer FC Training Facility on Kellogg Avenue in front of Four Season’s Marina. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session start, and is available at Cost is $60. Make checks payable to Classics Hammer FC. Mail checks to Classics Hammer Fall YDA, 7314 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Each soccer player will be trained

by professional staff through the use of a circuit curriculum, enabling players the chance to improve their technique with different coaches each session. The play portion of the session will allow each player to showcase their skills and practice what is learned that day.


The Knothole B Milford Magic team celebrates winning first place in the Senior Silver Division. In back, from left are Ryan Berger, Jack Noll, Chandler Cooper, Kyle Forwith, Coach Kevin Aasen, Coach Scott Noll, Chris Ely, Seth Aasen and Head Coach Kevin Forwith. In middle are Brian Long, Brian Renz, Cody Cooper, Jesse Rasmussen and D.J. Morgan. In front is Parker Adkins.

Baseball tryouts

The 14U Backstop Bats for 2010 will have individual tryouts through October by appointment only. Contact Coach Rich Blandford at Backstop Sports at 528-9999 or at rich@backstop to set up an appointment.


Smoke and static

Cool cats


The UC Bearcat visits Milford Football Club during the team’s July 29 practice. The Bearcat visits many teams during their practices to show support for the players’ upcoming football season. The Milford Football Club players and cheerleaders will be the spotlight team and support the UC football players during their game Nov. 27. The club players will make the tunnel for the Bearcats as they enter the field. In front, from left, are Riley Holbrook, Gage Spillman, Dominic Dalessandro and Brendan Dugan. In second row are Keenan Farrell, Alex Herbst, Seth Robinson, Casey Norman, Adam Mingua and Jacob Harrell. In third row are Shawn Cooley, Logan Forrest, Clay Knecht, Ryan Smith, Jake Cooley, Donovan Hogan, Collin Ruehrwein and Michael Stevens.

For the third year in a row, Cincy Static 10U fastpitch softball team celebrates winning the Smokey Baker Tournament at Milford’s Expressway Park during the July 4 weekend. In front, from left, are Hannah Huffer, Ambir Chadwick, Rachel Lewis, Tara Manning and Haley Rogers. In middle are Nikki Theis, Kelly Noll, Aubrey Brunst, Ally Ivey and Ashley Baur. In back are Assistant Coach Rick Manning, Head Coach Les Rogers and assistant coaches Shannon Baur and Tom Chadwick. The Smokey Baker Tournament is an annual draw for select fastpitch teams for nearly three decades, and includes a DJ, party and strong competition. Static won with no losses. The pitchers threw 1 perfect game, a no hitter, and a one hitter on top of outscoring the competition 26-2. Cincy Static 10U plays 50-60 games annually in a competitive environment and is part a non-profit organization.


Twp. has new Web site By Mary Dannemiller

After two months of designing, redesigning, editing and working out technical glitches, Miami Township’s new Web site is ready for the public to visit. The site,, now features video channels, contact information for all officials and 15 years of searchable trustee meeting minutes. “It’s hard to come to meetings at night and residents need to be able to find out what happened,” said Community Relations Director Tim Pennington. “We have 15 years of searchable minutes, four years of resolutions and our current and past budgets – if you can’t find, it doesn’t exist.” Pennington and Miami Township Multimedia Coordinator Will Menz did most of the work on the new site, saving the township thousands of dollars. Aside from paying $1,500 for information technology consultant com-

pany LANSolutions to help work out technical kinks and a $300 class on how to use open source software, the township incurred no costs for the redesign. “We tasked our departments to find ways to save money and we’re doing it well,” said Trustee Mary Makley Wolff. “I think there are a lot of ways to save money, but they require research and being creative and we have people in our departments who are willing to do the work. As a result, we did it cheaper and got a better product.” The open source Web site will not only save the township money on software upgrades, but also will allow employees and department heads to update their portions of the site. “The residents are the bosses of this township,” Wolff said. “Residents drive everything we do so we’re trying to respond to their needs in ways that benefit the community and are financially sound.”


August 26, 2009


Sheriff drops DARE program By John Seney

Because of budget constraints, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is dropping its participation in the DARE program at the end of this year. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said the DARE program in 11 Clermont County schools is of great value. However, putting another officer out on the road is a higher priority at this time. Programs already scheduled for schools this fall will remain, but in December the sheriff’s office will end the program, Rodenberg said. The program has been in operation for about 20 years and serves about 2,000 elementary and middle school children annually. The DARE program provides instruction and guid-

ance concerning the abuse of tobacco, alcohol and drugs. The program has evolved over the years into other areas including: Respect for self and others, self esteem, peer pressure and conflict resolution. The sheriff said over the past few years his office has lost about 10 deputies through attrition who could not be replaced due to fiscal shortfalls. And next year, the county commissioners cut his budget by five percent. “Given the current situation and what is on the horizon, we determined that our deputy staffing has reached a critical level that requires us to fill the gaps by eliminating non-critical programs and operations,” the sheriff said. “The elimination of the DARE program will allow us to assign an additional

deputy to criminal operations and patrol.” Rodenberg said if the economic conditions improve, he would be glad to revive the program. “I believe it has had a positive impact,” he said. He said he has contacted the schools and all police chiefs in the affected jurisdictions suggesting they might consider assigning an officer from their departments to continue the program. But he doubts that will be possible in most cases because “the problems they are facing are similar to ours.” Owensville Police Chief Mike Freeman said with his present budget, there was no way he could afford to run a DARE program. He said the sheriff now conducts the program at Clermont Northeastern

schools and at St. Louis Catholic School in Owensville. It was “a sad, sad day” when the sheriff no longer had the funds to run the program, Freeman said. He called DARE a “super program” and said the sheriff’s office “has done an outstanding job.” “I would like to see it come back if they get the funds,” he said. Rodenberg said other school districts in the county affected by the decision include West Clermont, New Richmond, Goshen, Batavia and Bethel. The Miami Township Police Department has its own DARE program. Police Chief Steven Bailey said the sheriff’s action would not affect his program and he has enough money in his budget to keep the program in operation.

Clermont shut out of federal COPS funds Clermont County law enforcement agencies were left off the list July 28 when Vice President Joe Biden announced $1 billion in grants would be awarded to hire additional police officers across the nation. The money was part of the Obama Administration’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was intended to hire 5,000 law enforcement officers funded through the U.S. Justice Department’s COPS Hiring Recovery Program. Out of 7,272 law enforcement agencies that applied, only 1,046 received funding. Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg said some Clermont County agencies applied, but none received any money. He said he wasn’t sure why no Clermont agencies made the list. The sheriff’s office itself did not apply because of concerns about funding any new officers after the grant money ran out, Rodenberg said. The federal money would only pay for the officers for three years. With the uncertain economy, Rodenberg was not sure he could find the funding in the future. “We didn’t want to run into a wall at the end of three years,” he said. He also pointed out that the cost of hiring a new officer involved more than salary. There would be other expenses such as benefits and training. Bethel was another agency that did not get the funding. “I was kind of optimistic about getting the money, but I didn’t really expect to so I wasn’t let down,” said Bethel Chief Mark Planck said. “I’m still kind of disappointed that only certain areas got the money and we’ve been struggling here in Clermont County for the longest time. It seems like those who have had the money in the past are getting the money now.” Bethel wanted to use the money to bring two fulltime officers to the department. He applied for


$300,000, estimating each would cost $150,000 for a three-year period. Union Township applied for $1.2 million, which would have paid for about 15 road officers. “We were rejected, so we’re not going to get a dime of that,” said Union Township Police Chief Terry Zinser. “Of course I’m disappointed, but I believe we may have another bite at the apple if more money is allocated for grants in January.” Union Township’s safety services is facing a $4 million deficit and a 2.95-mill levy. While the COPS grant wouldn’t have eliminated this need, “it certainly would have helped,” Zinser said.

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August 26, 2009

Veterans to host motorcycle show Aug. 29, 30 By Mary Dannemiller

Motorcycle enthusiasts, veterans and members of the community will gather at the Clermont County fair grounds Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30, for the Southwest Ohio Veterans Bike Show. The event is sponsored by the Clermont County chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America and will feature motorcycle exhibits, food and live music.

There also will be seven show classes of motorcycles ranging from vintage to metric. “We’re going to have two bands, a DJ and a lot of different types of vendors,” said Ron Miller, president of the chapter. “There’s going to be lots of good food and it’s really going to be a good time for everybody in the community.” Proceeds from the motorcycle show will be donated to Homeless & At Risk Veterans and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

If you go

• When: Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug. 30. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and close at 5 p.m. Sunday. • Where: Clermont County fair grounds, located at Ohio 132 and Ohio 50 in Owensville. • Admission: $10 per person or $15 for a motorcycle with a passenger At last year’s event the veterans raised about $7,000 and their goal this year is to double that. “I think it’s important that we don’t forget our veterans and especially the homeless veterans who need our help the most,”

Miller said. “That’s including Afghan and Iraqi war veterans who are coming home and really just need the support.” Jeff Bosworth, vice president of the chapter, said the rocky econo-

my might make it more difficult for people to donate, but also makes the need for donations even greater. “We realize these are tough times, but it may be tougher for those homeless veterans who literally have nothing,” Bosworth said. “It’s very important we do these kinds of thing to help them.” For information on how to donate or set up a booth at the event, contact Ron Miller at 8316018. To register your bike for the show, visit

Clermont County vigil Sept. 10 remembers those lost to suicide


Commissioners Bob Proud, left, and Ed Humphrey, right, present Wade Grabowski with a plaque for his years of service to The Starfish Foundation.

Starfish Foundation hosts golf outing The 13th annual Starfish Foundation, a John E. McManus Memorial fund golf benefit, was recently held at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia. The Starfish Foundation benefits abused and neglected children involved with Clermont County Children’s Protective Services by providing the children with special items they would not normally have the opportunity to have while in foster care. In the past, the Starfish Foundation has funded summer camp fees, sports fees and equipment, graduation expenses, pizza parties and any other needs that assist in brightening these children’s lives while they are in foster care. This year, The Starfish Foundation coordinator Wade Grabowski was given a plaque from Clermont County Children’s Services for his 13 years of dedication and support.

Every 40 seconds someone dies as a result of suicide; worldwide, suicide claims 1 million lives each year. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Clermont County, suicide rates are increasing; thus far this year, 24 suicides have been reported. If you or someone you know have lost a loved one, as a result of suicide, you are invited to attend a can-

dlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Union Township Veterans’ Memorial Park, corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. “In Clermont County we’ve seen the biggest increase in suicides among those 30 to 40 years old,” said Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board Executive Director Karen Scherra. “These are people that, in many cases are struggling with econom-

ic pressures and in some cases the stigma of admitting they have a mental illness. Suicide is preventable, if you ask for help.” If you or someone you know is considering suicide, reach out for help today. Call the Clermont Crisis Line at (513) 528-SAVE (7283). The eighth annual candlelight vigil is being held during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 6 to Sept. 12. The event is sponsored by the Clermont

Clermont County Commissioners Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey presented the plaque to Grabowski. Each year, Grabowski, Clermont County facilities management director, organizes the benefit and was recognized for all his hard work. There were more than 120 golfers this year who enjoyed a day of golf that included lunch and door prizes. About 50 door prizes were raffled off, including a trip to Gatlinburg, donated by MaxFM 99.5. In addition, the radio station assisted in promoting the event, which included a special guest, Rich Apuzzo from Skyeye Weather. For more information about The Starfish Foundation or to make a donation, contact Clermont County Children’s Protective Services at 732-STOP, or call Wade Grabowski at 7328850.

County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, and the Mental Health Association of Cincinnati. The event will include the ceremonial lighting of candles to remember those who died as a result of suicide and a balloon release. For information about the candlelight vigil, contact Virginia Dennis at 7212910, ext. 15, or e-mail

Milford youth rocks with superstars

Max Stanley, 8, of Milford, was recently chosen at random along with five other children to play “Rockband” on stage at the Food City Family night at Bristol Motor Speedway with NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick. They all took turns playing drums while Tony Stewart played guitar and Kevin Harvick played bass. After the six children took they’re turns playing, Stewart and Harvick chose a winner who rocked out the hardest and they chose Stanley as the winner. Stewart presented him with his race jacket and Stewart and Harvick both autographed it. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: THERRON@ COMMUNITYPRESS.COM



Do You Recognize Me? 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. Display of unidentified historic Milford photographs. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through Aug. 31. 248-0700. Milford.


Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 1737 Ohio 131. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes, watermelons, cucumbers, pickles, yellow squash, zucchini and green beans both stringless and half runners. Call for hours. 575-2022. Miami Township.


Spaghetti Dinner, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. The Bridge Cafe, 203 Mill St. Dinner prepared by church volunteers. Includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. Free. Presented by SonRise Community Church. 543-9008. Milford.


Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m. “Evensong” by Gail Goodwin. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131. 248-0700. Milford.


Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Descend geology steps to stream while learning about geologic history of area. Signs direct participants to call-in information line. Bring cell phone. 831-1711. Union Township.

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


The Dog Days of Summer, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Latitudes, 18 Main St. Drink and food specials, giveaways and prizes. Fashion show begins 8 p.m. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. 721-2445; Milford.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


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


Vaughn & Co. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave. Duo. With Bliss. Ages 21 and up. 248-4444. Milford.

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


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


Summer Stream Exploration, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Meet naturalist at stream. Learn about collecting and identifying fossils. All ages. $5, $1 children, free members. 831-1711; Union Township.


Larry Love Comedy Show, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28. Stand-up comedy with Tim Collins, Jason Robbins, Joe Prath and Larry Love. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 576-6789. Loveland.


Glass Explosion Lampwork Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. AllyBeads, 16 Main St. Featuring assortment of hand made glistening glass beads by Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Artists. 831-8300; Milford.

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


Southwest Ohio Veterans Bike Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Clermont County Fairgrounds, $20 bike registration; $15 to show and per couple admission; $10; Free children 12 and under. 732-0522; Owensville. Hike For Your Health, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5 passport; non-members pay admission: $5, $1 ages 3-12 Saturday-Sunday; $3, $1 ages 312 Tuesday-Friday; free Monday. 831-1711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 1


Do You Recognize Me? 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, Free. 248-0700. Milford. Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5332. Batavia.

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Nature Calls Geology and Fossil Tour, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 831-1711. Union Township. Our Hidden Ocean RECREATION Loveland Area Chamber Golf Outing, 11 a.m. Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Includes greens fees, cart, lunch, and dinner. Contests, prizes, and auction. $700 team of four, $175. Registration required by Aug. 26. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 6831544. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1


Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5332. Batavia.


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

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Random Images, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5332. Batavia.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.


Drop-In Story Time, 11 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


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


August 26, 2009

Now back then a t e a c h e r would bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the George day’s sesRooks sion. After 10 Ole hours of Fisherman school the teacher may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or good books. Now on some modern activities. The Monroe Grange met Friday evening to make pillowcases for children who have cancer. When they come back from a treatment they will have a new, colorful pillowcase on their pillow. There were eight folks there and the group made 17 pillowcases. There were several different colors, each one was trimmed at the top with a different color than the bottom. The Monroe Grange does so much, such as donating to the Clermont County Homeless Shelter, the Free Clothing Store in Bethel, buying Christmas gifts for senior citizens, Thanksgiving meals, gifts to the Veterans Home in Georgetown and many more. The Grange is a very active organization. We read a publication last week where a Grange in Pennsylvania has a Grange Fair every year. It was organized in 1874 and is still well attended.

Last Saturday evening Ruth Ann and I went to the Clermont County fairgrounds at the multi-purpose building to attend Clermont Northeastern High School’s second annual alumni dinner. Ruth Ann was in the Class of 1959. This was a wonderful evening and we got to see and visit with folks we haven’t seen in years and it was great. One of the Class of ‘59 came from California and one from Wisconsin. The folks who get the reunion set up are to be congratulated. There were 15 people who are on this committee to put this together and what a fine bunch of folks they are. They had a picnic at the Lake Loreli Pavilion Sunday, but Ruth Ann and I didn’t attend. Now Sunday morning we visited the Belfast United Methodist Church for their outside service and picnic, along with my brother and sister in law. The preacher was Ron Slater who happened to be a classmate of the 1959 class. Then we went to our church in the afternoon for a 90th birthday celebration for a young feller, who was home finally from a nursing home after falling and breaking his hip. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless all. More Later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Howard L. Bell, M.D., Mona Saggar, O.D., and Cincinnati Eye Physicians, Inc., are pleased to announce the addition of Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. to our comprehensive ophthalmology practice.

Dr. Bell is a graduate of Anderson High School Class of 1993 and has returned to the area to provide the most up to date and comprehensive medical and surgical care of eye diseases. Dr. Jason Bell received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Denison University, and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear InďŹ rmary and Harvard Medical School studying retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and received a M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his ďŹ nal year. Dr. Jason Bell has published many original scientiďŹ c articles in several basic and clinical science journals, and he recently co-authored a book chapter for the leading textbook for corneal, refractive, and anterior segment reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jason Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye, as well as standard ophthalmic primary care and glasses prescriptions for adults and children. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment surgery. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders. Dr. Jason Bell is also a Volunteer Faculty of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery at the VA Medical Center, as well as teaching residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center.

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D. will be accepting patients of all types and can be reached for an appointment at the Anderson OfďŹ ce at 513-232-5550, or at the Clermont OfďŹ ce at 513-732-1718.


Just like heaven


Resident wins first place

Noah Dorhout, a 10-year-old homeschooler from Milford, recently won first place in the Clermont County Fair for his 4-H project – First Aid in Action. He also was a State Fair delegate. Dorhout received a perfect score from the state fair judges. He received an “Outstanding of the Day� ribbon which denotes the top 10 percent of the group. Dorhout then received the first place overall award for that project, the Clock Trophy.

Miami Twp. to offer classes on tumbling Community Press Staff Report The Miami Township Recreation Department has partnered with Dance Etc. to bring a parent assisted tumbling class intended for ages 2 to 3 years old. Kids will learn basic motor skills, somersaults, walking across the balance beam, parachute play, learn how to follow instruction and more. This class occurs at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Wednesdays from Sept. 16 through Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $25 Miami Township resident or $35 non-resident. If you have questions, please call the Miami Township Recreation Department during office hours which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 248-3727.

The answer to last week’s clue is the Heaven’s Roast coffee shop in

Miami Township. M a r y N i c e l y of Miami Township, R o n R e e d of Milford, K a r e n C e n c i of Last week’s clue. Miami Township, Jenn y Ridder of Miami Township, Amy Brumleve of Milford and Dale Thomas of Miami Township correctly identified the clue.

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Howdy folks, The Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show is history and it was a great one – probably the best one yet. The number of tractors on display was the biggest they have ever had, more than 500. This is wonderful. Folks can get to see the different kinds. This show is one of the best, and our younger generations can see some of the early tools; like at the tent by the main office, that a young feller from Bethel, had. The school building the folks at the show have been working on for several years was something to behold. The school desks that each student sat in reminded me of my school days. The Pringle’s had a list of rules for the teachers and kids, they are: For the female teacher, they will not marry during their term of contract. The second rule is a female teacher will not keep company with men, and you may not loiter downtown in the ice cream stores. Now the rules for the men teachers are a few: The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault, can be given a raise of 25 cents per week providing the school board approves. Another one is each male teacher will lay away a goodly amount of his pay so he will not become a burden on society. Things have changed.



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August 26, 2009

Athenaeum of Ohio

Registrations are now being accepted for the autumn quarter (Sept. 8Nov. 16) at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. Registrations received after Friday, Aug. 28, must be accompanied by a late fee of $30. Among the courses are: “Old Testament Scriptures,” “Psalms,” “Romans,” “Human Development and Spiritual Experience,” “Theology of the Body,” “The Church,” “Group Process,” “Chemical Dependency,” “Medieval Christendom and the Reformations,” “Vatican II: Problem or Solution” and “Theology of Ministry.” Classes are scheduled days and evenings and may be taken for graduate credit or audit. For more information, call the Registrar’s Office at 231-2223 or e-mail The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is hosting a day-long workshop, Appreciative Inquiry and Pastoral Planning.

“Celebrate What’s Right in Your Parish: Appreciative Inquiry and Effective Pastoral Planning” will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the athenaeum. The cost is $45 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Visit or call 2311200 for the registration form. The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Church of the Good Samaritan

Author and spiritual director Barbara Crafton will lead a workshop, “Prayer: For Better or for Worse,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the church. Crafton is an Episcopal priest and author of many books. She is known and loved by many who have heard her at conferences at Ohio’s Kenyon College or who have read her books. She is also the founder of the Geranium Farm,, an online institute for

the promotion of spiritual growth. Seating is limited. Make reservations early by mail to the Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia, OH 45102; or by phone from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. weekday mornings at 753-4115. The cost is $20 and includes lunch and snacks. Send your check or pay at the door. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Barbara Crafton will also be preaching Sunday, Sept. 6, at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist. The church is at 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Community Church of Nazarene

Milford First United Methodist

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

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.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church is hosting WAVE (Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary) at 6 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 2 through May 19, 2010. It is a free meal (donations accepted). The event includes food, fun and fellowship. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Mount Zion- St. Paul United Church of Christ

The church is hosting the annual Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. There will be a $1 table, top-shelf raffle articles, homebaked goods including pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, fudge, jams, jellies and children’s mystery bags. Lunch is available. The church is at 1562 ClermontvilleLaurel Road, New Richmond; 5534432.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The quarterly Clermont County Prayer Rally is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the church. The prayer focus (including praise and worship) will be co-ordinated to center upon four themes: Praise and thanksgiving, confession, revival and worship. All Clermont County believers and evangelical churches are welcome. Contact Pastor Ron Edwards at Pleasant Hill Baptist (831-7598) or Pastor Les Sanders at Milford Assembly of God (831-8039).

The church is at 1170 Ohio 131, Milford; 831-7598.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a free Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., in downtown Old Milford. Dinner is prepared for by a small group of volunteers from SonRise community church. Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. 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 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann

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

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC 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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


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


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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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


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


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

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

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

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

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



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

Trinity United Methodist

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

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

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

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


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


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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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


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

The Church of the Good Samaritan 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Rd Sunday 9:30am...Adult Christian Formation 10:30am...Holy Eucharist Handicapped Accessible Phone: 513-753-4115

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400

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


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

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

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


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Welcomes Y You

Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young


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Owensville United Methodist Church

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

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith



A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

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


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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

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

Sunday Worship. 10:00am


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible


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



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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

Nursery care provided

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

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

Sunday W orship 9:15am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

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United Methodist Church

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

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

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

“Room for the Whole Family”

Amelia United Methodist Church

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176


Pastor: Tom Bevers

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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





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


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


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

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



MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Alan Belden IV, 24, 600 University Lane, obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Aug. 3. Juvenile, 15, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 6. Merriweather J. Laselle, 19, 716 Batavia Pike, underage consumption, Aug. 3. Ashley R. Mckenrick, 20, 5614 Aulen Road, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 4. Nicholas M. Cook, 23, 5322 Sugarcamp, drug abuse, Aug. 4. Kyle Sulfsted, 21, 6250 N. Shadowhill Way, drug possession, Aug. 5. Walter D. Demmitt, 35, 1283 Pebble Brooke, inducing panic, disorderly conduct, Aug. 5. Angel Hamilton, 24, 5757 Deerfield, drug possession, Aug. 8. Ronnie D. Foor, 42, 1177 Ohio 131, criminal damage, Aug. 8. Christian J. Carrozza, 18, 7043 Watersedge, underage consumption, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Aug. 8. Juvenile, 11, domestic violence, Aug. 9. Kevin W. Smith, 26, 6603 Midnight Sun, disorderly conduct, Aug. 9. Adam T. Arnold, 30, 1089 Shayler, disorderly conduct, Aug. 10. Patsy S. Lohmiller, 21, 10926 Tangleberry, drug possession, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, criminal trespass, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 15, criminal trespass, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 15, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Aug. 9. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 9. Jason A. Smith II, 18, 1567 Fay Road, underage consumption, Aug. 10. Scott D. Behrend, 34, 608 11Th Ave., drug paraphernalia, open container, domestic violence, Aug. 10. Walter D. Demmitt, 36, 9503 Center Brook, theft, violation of protection order, Aug. 10.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 5322 Oakcrest Court, Aug. 6.


Female was assaulted at Meijer at Ohio 28, Aug. 3. Male was assaulted at Greenie’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 9.

Breaking and entering

Leaf blower and weed eater taken; $250 at 1282 Tidewater, Aug. 3. Two saws taken at 1285 Piedmont Drive, Aug. 3.


70 Glendale Milford, Aug. 9.

Criminal damage

Door frame damaged at 1187 Brightwater No. 1, Aug. 7. Holes punched into walls and door at 1498 Stillwater, Aug. 8. Shed damaged at 329 W. Poplar, Aug. 8. Window broken in vehicle at 762 Wards Corner, Aug. 9. Door damaged on vehicle at 1264 Holland, Aug. 10.

Criminal mischief

Large boulders put in roadway at Palomar and Georgetown Road, Aug. 4. Vehicle driven through lawn at 1100 Blackhorse Run, Aug. 9.

Domestic violence

At Cypress Way, Aug. 3. At Ohio 48, Aug. 8. At Heritage Lane, Aug. 9.


Female was threatened at 5686 Greimann, Aug. 8. Female was threatened at 6211 Melody Lane, Aug. 9.


Clerk knocked down and money taken from Shell; $2,500 at 1279 Ohio 28, Aug. 4. Subject attempted to take cart full of merchandise from Meijer; $479 at Ohio 28, Aug. 8.







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Tool box taken; $300 at 5388 Country Lane, Aug. 3. Purse, radar detector, etc. taken from vehicle at 1136 S. Timbercreek, Aug. 5. Copper wire taken from cell tower at 33 Glendale Milford, Aug. 5. Male stated money taken from account with no authorization at 1200 block of Ohio 28, Aug. 5. Cellphone taken from bar at Bad Habitz at Ohio 28, Aug. 5. No pay for food at Frisch’s; $15.23 at Service Road, Aug. 5. CD player taken from vehicle at 6275 Price Road, Aug. 5. Aluminum rods taken; $200 at 5901 Cinema Drive, Aug. 6. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $10 at Ohio 28, Aug. 7. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $40 at Ohio 28, Aug. 7. Purse taken from vehicle at Kroger at Ohio 28, Aug. 7. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $10 at Ohio 28, Aug. 8. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $28.30 at U.S. 50, Aug. 8. Gasoline not paid for at Circle K; $12




POLICE REPORTS at Ohio 28, Aug. 8. Medication taken at 6213 Branch Hill Guinea, Aug. 2. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $33.20 at U.S. 50, Aug. 9. Optic cable, drill, etc. taken from vehicles; $17,100 at 1285 Old Dominion, Aug. 9. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $15 at U.S. 50, Aug. 11. DVDs taken from Blockbuster; $191 at Ohio 28, Aug. 11. T-shirts taken; $160 at 5942 Thistle Court, Aug. 11. Medication, etc. taken at 298 Apache Trail, Aug. 10.



John R. Bole, 43, 5633 Lake Road, warrant, Aug. 13. William A. Delvecchio, 25, 1215 Emily Drive, recited, Aug. 14. Eric A. Fischer Jr., 18, 961 Mohawk Trail, driving under the influence, Aug. 15. Albert Gray, 34, 1886 Lincrest, warrant, Aug. 11. Michele Hering-Buhl, 38, 5602 Mt. Zion, theft, Aug. 11. Amanda L. Houillion, 25, 713 Osage Trail, contempt of court, Aug. 12. Wendy S. Ingram, 40, 5810 Trenton Court, theft, Aug. 15. Juvenile, 15, theft, Aug. 13. Juvenile, 16, assault, Aug. 12. Jerome Mathis, 41, 10 Chateau Place, recited, Aug. 12. Richard C. Minton, 19, 5473 Dry Run Road, warrant, Aug. 14. Dustin R. Miracle, 24, 1239 E. Centerville Station, intoxicated in roadway, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Aug. 15. Walter Powell, 29, 111 Clark St., contempt of court, Aug. 10. Sandra I. Randall, 49, 919 Mohawk Trail, vandalism, arson, Aug. 13. Blake Reynolds, 29, 701 Edgecombe, recited, Aug. 10. Claudio Santibanez, 31, 6299 Newtonsville, theft, Aug. 13. John G. Sheffield, 25, 568 Belle Meade Farm, assault, ethnic intimidation, Aug. 13. Vicki L. Shilts, 45, 745 Center Ave., contempt of court, Aug. 12. Nathan Smith, 22, 5648 Pleasant View, theft, Aug. 16.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 18 Main St., Aug. 13.


Criminal damage



Gregory Martin, 41, 176 Garden Drive, open container. Glen Stephens, 47, warrant. Heather Hadley, 30, 7 Lake Drive, warrant, marijuana possession. Shannon Stacey, 22, 1005 Country Lake, warrant. Robert Wendel, 34, 6009 Goshen Road, criminal trespass, failure to comply. Juvenile, 16, criminal damage. Lisa Hisle, 30, 707 Ohio 28 No. 414, theft. Juvenile, 15, unlawful restraint. Jonathon Walters, 22, 155 Gateway Drive, burglary.

Side of vehicle keyed at 1705 Oakbrook, Aug. 14.


At 500 Rivers Edge, Aug. 10.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 10. Money obtained through fraud; $4,500 at 210 Mill St., Aug. 10. Camera taken at 216 W. Stoneridge, Aug. 11. Unlisted items taken at 207 W. Stoneridge, Aug. 11. Wallet taken at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Aug. 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 12. GPs unit taken from vehicle at 251 Double Gate, Aug. 13. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Aug. 13. Guitar taken at 903 Mohawk Trail, Aug. 14. Male reported this offense at 301 Old Bank Road, Aug. 15. Medications taken from vehicle at 401 Edgecombe, Aug. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 17. Shoplifting reported at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Aug. 17.

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Money taken from Bait Shop; $97 at

Glenn Stephens, 47, 3105 Gratz, warrant. James Bennington, 25, 621 Boyd St., felonious assault. Kelley Bennington, 24, 972 Mt. Orab Pike, felonious assault. Joseph Sturgill, 28, 6442 Long Glady Road, warrant. Ricky Kidd, 32, 1781 Parker Road, warrant. Jessica Haas, 19, 1527 Rolling Knoll, warrant. Jennifer Tokich, 38, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 137, warrant. Stacey Martin, 20, 100 University No. 207, underage consumption, disorderly conduct while intoxicated.


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Tuesday 2-6 PM

Milford Garden Center


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




Stubbe-50th Anniversary





Congratulations to Henry & Virginia Stubbe of New Richmond, Ohio. They celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary July 30, 2009 with their daughter Kim (Dave), son Ford (Judy) and their 7 grandsons Zach, Josh, Rutger, Seth, Kyle, Ethan, and Ryne.




On the record

August 26, 2009

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


2003 Collingwood Court, Beneficial Ohio, Inc, to Erica & Dean Wood, 0.11 acre, $105,880. 5204 Crystal View Drive, Jodi L. Duncan to Lawrence & Laura Kuntz, 0.2949 acre, $168,000. 1766 Liberty Woods Drive, Dennis & Mary Cook to Scott & Jennifer

Ziemer, 0.459 acre, $205,000. 6045 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Annetta & James McLaren, 0.1431 acre, $122,366. 6607 Ohio 132, Virginia Neal, et al. to Ashley & Chester Pickering III, 0.92 acre, $104,576. 6290 Ohio 132, Tom & Kim Zeinner to Connie & Charles Daugherty, 0.53 acre, $173,500.

acre, $166,500. 5868 Whitegate Court, Kathy Rodgers & Scott Fleenor to Timothy & Mary Petric, $171,000. 953 Woodcreek Drive, Estate of James W. Ott to Erin & Phillip Lariviere, 1.097 acre, $250,000. 6102 Balsam Drive, Steven & Kendra Cook to Katherine & Nancy Whitcome, $264,000. 559 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Herbert Nelson & Nancy Anderson to Neal & Katherine Tew, $438,500. 561 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Edward & Tracy McElveen to Patrick & Renee Gorman, $450,000. 418 Branch Hill-Loveland Road, Pamela Daly, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as, trustee, 0.991 acre, $73,334. 796 Carpenter Road, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Robert J. Anderson, 1.07 acre, $135,000. 1726 Cottontail Drive, Thomas G. Cosgray to Alan & Melissa Roell, 0.562 acre, $243,500. 6052 Delicious Asha Court, Samir & Nrupali Gandhi to Robert & Louise Reid, 0.397 acre, $239,500. 6327 Gallaher Court, Linda & Richard Conner Jr. to Kevin & Stephanie Springate, 0.38 acre, $313,500. 1474 Greystone Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Judith Verzi, $216,000. 6370 Ironwood Drive, LaSalle Bank National Assoc., as, trustee to Stephen & Evonne Stephenson, $155,000. Lewis Road, Twin Ridges to Joseph & Mary Lee Habbegger, 5.241 acre, $223,000. 6776 Little River Lane, Samuel & Linda Cacchione to Andrew & Andrea Crerar, $372,000. 867 Miamiridge Drive, Robert J. Ripp to Carmen Natale & Jennifer Natale, $388,000. 907 Murle Lane, Brandi Redwine to Katie & Michael Long, $157,500.


2001 Weber Road, Christina Madrid to Darren & Kelly George, 0.175

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

Vacation in Sunny Florida! Picture yourself on the beautiful Anna Maria Island beach! $499/wk + tax. Just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091

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


416 East Stoneridge Drive, Donajean & Matthew Jones to Wachovia Bank, NA, 0.562 acre, $143,334. 12 Big Oak Lane, Thomas Seitz, executor to Amy & Kenneth Brewer, $122,900. 453 Main Street, Vincent Stafford, trustee to Whamm Corp. LLC., 0.724 acre, $1,600,000. 133 Miami Lakes Drive, Arthur Boylan Jr., trustee to Cheryl Frazier, $130,000.

OWENSVILLE VILLAGE 421 S. Broadway, Longevin Inc. to JLJ Asset Management X LLC., 2.59 acre, $115,000.


3224 Ohio 131, William & Linda Simons to Michelle Wilkerson, $7,500.

Herbert Thomas Beatty

Herbert Thomas Beatty, 74, of Milford died Aug. 17. Survived by wife, Shirley Beatty; daughter, Sherry Seibert; daughter, Carla Harris; and five grandchildren. Services were Aug. 21 at Evans Funeral Home.

Mary Elizabeth Black

Mary Elizabeth Black, 93, of Wayne Township died Aug. 14. Survived by children, William E. (Joyce) Black, Richard H. (Celesta) Black, Jean (Chester) Strong, Betty (Arvil) Hines, Cathy Black and Barbara (Harry) Lambros; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, John W. Black; son, John R. “Jack” Black; daughter, Nancy A. Black; sister, Ruth Schaeper; and brother, Charles Kohmescher. Services were Aug. 20 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: Holy Name Church, 2448 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 452192738; or Continental Manor Nursing Home activities, 820 East Center St., Blanchester, OH 45107.

Howard Stokely Jackson

Howard Stokely Jackson, 87, of Stonelick Township died Aug. 12. Survived by wife, Kathryn Heath Jackson; sons, Keath, Douglas, Mark and Andrew; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Abigail, Daniel, Peter, Matthew, Geoffrey, Adam and Joshua; sisters, Virginia Crump and Dorothy Abney. Preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Greene and Freeda Collins; and brother, Alvin Jackson.



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

Services were Aug. 15 at Owensville United Methodist Church.

Nancy R. McElroy

Nancy R. McElroy, 62, of Milford died Aug. 12. Survived by niece, Helen Lewis of Goshen; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James and Lasea (nee Bishop) McElroy. Services were Aug. 17 at Landmark Memorial Gardens, Glendale.

Sue Schutte

Sue Schutte, 85, of Milford died Aug. 18. Survived by children, Sheila A. (Bill) Atkins and Fred W. (Karen) Schutte III; grandchildren, Sarah M. Latimer and Jason L. Smith; siblings, Marie Wilcox, Ed and Bradford Lawson; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Fred W. Schutte Jr.; and siblings, Bessie Helton, Clora Meredith, Debbie Brock, Louanna Sizemore, Chanie Huge, Margie Knuckles, Ardill, Ewell, Arthur, Richard and John Lawson. Services were Aug. 19 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Varna Huston Waddle

Varna Huston Waddle, 71, of Goshen died Aug. 13. Survived by three sisters; and son, Michael Waddle of Newtonsville. Preceded in death by three brothers; mother, Ardie Hargis; and father, Oscar Waddle. Services were Aug. 18 at Waddle Family Cemetery, Somerset, Ky.


MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700


BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118




972 Palomar Drive, James & Lois Landry to Kelly Hover & Scott Kangas, 0.73 acre, $285,000. 1536 Pointe Drive, David & Kristin Kennedy to David & Katherine Butts, 0.482 acre, $184,000. 6016 Ring Lane, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as, trustee to Robert O. Siller, $39,000. 6692 Sandy Shores Drive, Sean & Amy Miller to Gary Dick, 0.95 acre, $770,000. 1116 Sophia Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Alexis M. Mai, 0.4238 acre, $309,900. 5619 Water Mills Drive, Potterhill Homes LLC. to Carolyn Engel, 0.12 acre, $161,500. Wittmer Estates, Conrad Meadows LLC. to Maronda Homes of Cincinnati LLC., 1.037 acre, $119,700. 5694 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Carol Hallman, trustee to Amy Risch, 0.58 acre, $95,000.

Travel & Resort Directory

Bed & Breakfast

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


CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929 DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit

MARCO ISLAND The South Seas Condo , 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba with direct beach ac cess. Pool, tennis, fishing dock. Bring your boat or use ours (add’l cost). Avail Nov. thru April for $2500/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

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

WOODSON BEND RESORT Lake Cumberland Condos, golf, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant, 24 hr security. LABOR DAY SPECIAL 3 nights for the price of 2 800-872-9825


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

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

FT. MYERS. 2 BR, 2 BA condo in Parker Lakes. Fabulous pool & resort amenities. 10 min to Ft. Myers Beach, Sanibel & Captiva. Superb restau rants, shopping & golf nearby. Now accepting res ervations for Fall and Winter travel. Book Early! 859-750-7220

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

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

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

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

Hilton Head Island, SC

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

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

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Fall rates. 513-875-4155

FT. MYERS. Luxury 2 br, 2 ba condo at Cross Creek Golf & Country Club. Nr. Airport. Shopping & dining nearby. Monthly rental incl golf privileges at re duced price. Call owner 513-260-3395

SIESTA KEY - Spacious, complete ly furnished 2BR, 2BA condo. Heat ed pool, tennis & spectacular view! Walk to the beach! $3000-$3800/mo. 3 month. min. Owner 513-518-2753

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

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

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit

GATLINBURG ! ! Fall Festival Private luxury cabins on rushing mtn streams all decorated for Fall. FP, hot tubs, more. Great rate! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES DISCOUNT TIMESHARES Save 60-80% off Retail! Worldwide Locations! Call for Free InfoPack! 1-800-731-0307


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