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Milford staff treated to flash mob
Milford school personnel Aug. 23 were energized for the 2011-2012 school year by a flash mob. Conceived by Grace Wenstrup, Tracy Huggins and Kate Schwerzler – teachers at Pattison Elementary School – the dance was set to Katy Perry’s song “Firework.” It served as the grand finale for the annual meeting that reviewed the district’s financial status, performance trends, and this year’s goals. Saying he’d like to review goals in more detail, Superintendent Bob Farrell moved to center stage, removed his jacket and donned dark glasses, and started dancing. To view the video, go to: http://tinyurl.com/4xul345.
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Stormwater work under way in city By Kellie Geist-May
MILFORD - Residents and visitors to Milford should see major drainage improvements in the East Milford area soon. Milford Administrator Jeff Wright said the city’s East Milford stormwater improvement project, which has been in the planning stages for quite a while, is under way. “Currently, when it rains, water will pond on the street and on the
lawns of the homes in that area. It’s very flat and it doesn’t drain well, so we’re putting in new lines and catch basins to collect the water and transport it to the river,” he said. The improvements will start near the intersection of Main, Walnut and Pike streets and travel westward toward the Little Miami River. The city’s contract with Fields Excavating is for $625,852.
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Upbeat opener Junior Cade Williams tries to turn upfield for the Milford Eagles. Milford crossed the river for week one to defeat Campbell County. For more about the game, see Sports, A8.
Milford website makes an impression By Kellie Geist-May email@example.com
MILFORD - If you search for Milford, Ohio, online, you’ll find a very different website than in the past. The city has had the same website since 2000. With the changing world and need for more constant communication with residents, city council and staff decided to have the site updated. “We wanted the website to be of greater interest to the residents so they frequent it more often. We understand it’s the quickest and most effective way to communi-
cate with them,” said City Administrator Jeff Wright. Mark Sund, owner of Sund & Company, has operated the city’s website since about 2004 and was contracted to do the redesign. Sund said the old site was difficult to navigation and required a programmer to upload content. The new site went online this summer. “It’s a lot easier to find information on the new site – all the announcements and calendar information are on the front page and you can get to every page from the home page,” Sund said. “The site also has a full content management system, so the city
staff can update it themselves.” “It’s important to have a good website because everyone looks for information online. Having an attractive website can really impact economic and community development,” he said. Wright said city officials can use the site to post things like meeting notices and updates, information about community events and city projects, or breaking news like power outages and road closures without delays. There’s also a search bar, which the old site didn’t have. “We want to make sure residents can find out what’s going on
in the city without having to leave the house or office or picking up the phone,” Wright said. “We hope this is more convenient.” The $4,000 project also will help the city make an impression on people who aren’t familiar with the city. “We realize the website is one of the several ways people view the city. It’s important to make a good impression by having a nice, easy to use website,” Wright said. “I appreciate all the work Susan Ellerhorst has put into making this happen.” For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/milford
Superintendent reorganizes administrators By John Seney firstname.lastname@example.org
MIAMI TWP. - Superintendent Dr. Robert Farrell presented Milford school board members with details of a reorganization plan that divides administrative functions into five major areas. Farrell told board members Aug. 18 the new organizational chart came about because of the need to consolidate responsibilities after the loss of some administrators last year. The old organizational chart simply had the superintendent at the top with all the other administrators below him. The new plan divides administrative functions into five areas of responsibility. They are the super-
intendent’s office, under Farrell; the treasurer’s office, directed by Deborah Burton; h u m a n resources, the responsibility of Farrell assistant superintendent Tim Ackermann; business, under the direction of Jeff Johnson, operations manager; and curriculum and instruction, which is divided between Jill Chin for kindergarten through sixth grade and Nancy House for seventh through 12th grade. Some of the responsibilities under the superintendent include board relations, community relations, principals, athletics and
marching band. Johnson’s areas of responsibility include buildings and grounds, utilities, IT maintenance, nutrition services and transportation. Burton’s responsibilities include payroll, budgeting and investments. Ackermann will handle employee negotiations, training, discipline of employees, new teacher orientation and health services. The curriculum responsibilities include testing, gifted programs, special education and instructional materials. Board member Andrea Brady said the reorganization plan was “very impressive.” “It’s important we keep a close
eye on how it is working,” she said. “We have to make sure we’re doing it right with the staff we have.” Board member Gary Knepp asked Farrell if the plan will provide opportunities for professional development. “That’s where teamwork comes in,” Farrell said. “There is a lot of interaction. This team works well together.” Board member David Yockey said it was important to convey to the community the greater expectations required of administrators. “We have to appreciate the extra effort of these people,” he said. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/miamitownship.
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Sale of surplus police cars to benefit memorial By John Seney email@example.com
MIAMI TWP. – Township trustees have donated two surplus police vehicles to benefit an effort to build at Korean War Memorial at Miami Meadows Park. Miami Township Police Chief Steven Bailey said the two surplus vehicles – a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2004 Crown Victoria
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Finance Director Dan Burke said the money for the project is coming from Milford’s stormwater capital fund. “That is an accumulation of money we’ve collected over time through our every
– were posted for sale on the Internet auction s i t e w w w. g o v deals.com. A miniKnepp mum bid price of $2,000 was set for each vehicle. After seven days on the auction site, no bids were received.
Bailey asked trustees if the vehicles could be donated to another political subdivision. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff suggested instead the vehicles be donated to the group raising money for the memorial. The donation was approved by the trustees at the Aug. 16 meeting. Bill Knepp, a member of fund-raising group, thanked
the trustees for the donation. “They (the cars) will find their glory again,” Knepp said. “What we get from the cars will help preserve the glory of those who gave all in Korea.” Knepp said a fund-raising effort will be launched in September to raffle off the vehicles. Tickets will be sold by non-profit organizations
other month billings. It’s a fee that’s paid by all of our water and sewer customers,” he said. “Those funds are used for infrastructure, including this project.” Wright asked for residents and visitors to be patient and careful while the city completed “one of the largest infrastructure projects we’ve ever done.”
“The contractors will be out working for several weeks. We’ll be able to maintain traffic, but there may be times when it’s oneway or there are delays,” he said. “There also will be some large trenches out there as part of this project, so we’re asking residents to be careful. We know it will get their curiosity up, but please help
us keep the work site safe,” Wright said. Anyone with questions or concerns about the project can find more information at www.milfordohio. org. To contact city hall, call 831-4192. For more about your community, visit www.cincinnati.com/milford
throughout the county for $15 each. “We want to raise $50,000 to $60,000 by Dec. 31,” Knepp said. “We shall do it.” The profits will be shared with the non-profit organizations who help with the effort, he said. The drawing for the vehicles will be held in January. The Korean War Veter-
ans 1950-1953 United group is depending on donations to fund the memorial and will not use taxpayer money, Knepp said. Donations can be mailed to National Bank & Trust, Korean Memorial, 715 Lila Ave., Milford, Ohio 45150. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ miamitownship.
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Milford Law Director Mike Minniear, right, swore two people onto city committees during the city council meeting Aug. 16. Lu Mays, left, will be serving on the Milford Parks and Recreation Commission and Shawn Maynes will be serving on the Metropolitan Housing Committee.
Milford PD to ‘take back’ prescriptions Milford Miami Township residents participated in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s second National Prescription Drug Take-Back event and turned in more than 890 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. This is 80 percent more than the 177 pounds residents brought in during last September’s event. As a result of two successful take back events and community feedback for something long-term, the Milford Police Department began a program to collect medications from residents 24/7, 365 days a year. “One of the responsibilities of the police department is to provide a safe disposal for materials that could get
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into the wrong hands or could be a safety issue – like prescription drugs or ammunition,” Milford Police Chief Jamey Mills said. He said the police department is promoting the 24/7, 365 service so those who can’t make the take back events know there’s a way to dispose of those materials safely. “We’re trying to prevent those prescriptions from being flushed into our water system or getting into the hands of people they weren’t meant for,” Mills said. Anyone who would like to drop-off prescription drugs or other potentially dangerous materials should just stop by the police department at 745 Center St. and bring them to the front desk, Mills said.
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The Ohio State University Extension office in Clermont County and the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District will receive about $20,000 and $5,000 respectively through a Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation grant. “We were notified back in April that the (foundation) had $25,000 available for each county in their jurisdiction. It had to come through the commissioners and be for Soil and Water or OSU Extension because of their involvement in agriculture,” said County Administrator Dave Spinney. The commissioners applied for the grant in April and accepted the grant Wednesday, July 13. The Southern Ohio Agriculture and Community Development Foundation is one of the six funds created in 1998 under an agreement between the states and America’s major tobacco manufacturers. The money in the fund can be used for a variety of initiatives including increasing the variety, quantity and value of agriculture products other than tobacco in parts of Ohio where tobacco has been grown; preserving agricultural land and soil in those same areas; making investments in the communities that will be affected by the reduction in demand
for tobacco; and providing education and training assistance to tobacco growers to help them transition out of tobacco production, according to the foundation’s website, www.soacdf.net. In Clermont County, this year’s money will be used in two areas. The first area is with the Clermont County Soil and Water Conservation District. Spinney said that money, about $5,000, will help fund some public involvement for the district’s Balanced Growth Initiative. The rest of the money, about $20,000, will help Ohio State University’s Clermont County extension office fund some agriculture education programs. “Those dollars will help us support continuing our current agriculture programs like working with the local foods movement and our more traditional services like working with local growers. It also will help pay for the youth programming and the animal sciences and agriculture projects we have in the office,” said Margaret Jenkins, Clermont County’s OSU Extension educator and director. Jenkins said her office, related to this grant, is hiring an agriculture educator. The job will be posted online at www.clermont.osu.edu until Aug. 7, she said. That position has been vacant since Latham Farley left earlier this year.
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CLERMONT COUNTY The Cub Scouts are looking for boys interested in fun and adventure. Cub Scouts organizations throughout Clermont County are having membership drives during September. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys grades one to five and lasts year-round. Activities include campouts, pinewood derby races, field trips and service projects. Fliers will be sent home to elementary school students inviting families to a local sign-up night. For more information, visit www.beascout.org or call Leah Wainscott at 577-7736.
MIAMI TWP. - The second to last event in the Miami Township Summer Concerts series will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Community Park Performance Pavilion, 5951 Buckwheat Road. Dance performance and demonstrations will be provided by local company Dance Etc. Troops will perform a variety of selections and styles of dance. The concert is free. It will last about two hours. For details call 513-2483725 or visit www.miamitwpoh.gov.
response to a global menace at the legislative luncheon hosted by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Friday, Sept. 9. The lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Receptions East. Cost is $25 for chamber members $40 for non-members. Call 576-5000 to register. This event is sponsored by Duke Energy and Mercy Hospital Clermont. The Plus Program is sponsored by Center Bank.
CLERMONT COUNTY For 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau determined the mean center of the nation’s population was in Plato, Mo. The Census Bureau’s web page states, “The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all residents were of identical weight.” So where is the center of Clermont’s population? The Census Bureau has calculated the centers for counties for 2000 and 2010. To see the Clermont results, visit http://gis.clermontcountyohio.gov. For 2010 Census details, visit http://2010.census. gov/2010census.
CLERMONT COUNTY The county commissioners encourage all citizens to join a nationwide Moment of Remembrance Sunday, Sept. 11, honoring the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. At 1 p.m., for one minute, citizens are encouraged to pause and reflect how the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist
attacks on America forever changed the country and remember the thousands of lives lost that fateful day, The sirens and bells will serve as a signal for each person to stop and remember the tragedy, and how quickly and heroically many responded. For information about the Stop and Remember effort, visit www.lautenberg.senate.gov/stopandremember/.
Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission Election Legal Notice The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will have an election of Supervisors of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, ﬁrms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Hamilton County and are of 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, ﬁrm or corporation must provide an afﬁdavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot (available on the District’s website - www.hcswcd.org). There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place at the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), 1035 Woodrow Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204 on September 15, 2011 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: (2) at the SWCD ofﬁce by requesting an absentee ballot during business hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm from August 25, 2011 to September 14, 2011; and on September 15, 2011 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm or (3) vote absentee by mail, requesting the proper absentee request forms from the HCSWCD by September 12, 2011 at the following address: Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 22 Triangle Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246 - phone number: 513-772-7645. Absentee ballots must be received at the District’s ofﬁce by Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm. Two (2) Supervisors will be elected. Nominees are: Karen Ball, Scott P. Huber, Steve Johns, and Dale Rack.
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‘Traveling Tribute’ to return to Clermont in 2013 By Kellie Geist-May firstname.lastname@example.org
CLERMONT CO. - The American Veterans Traveling Tribute’s “Cost of Freedom” display - often called the Traveling Tribute - will be coming back to Clermont County in 2013. The Clermont County Veterans Service Commission helped put together a committee, co-chaired by Dan Bare, to make the
event happen. Bare said they were interested in having the Traveling Tribute come back to the county to honor veterans from all America’s wars and conflicts as well as the country’s police and firefighters. The Traveling Tribute was last here in 2003. “This Tribute combines all groups and veterans into one huge group of service men and women, which is quite different. It will have
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been 10 years since the Tribute came last, so we thought it was time,” Bare said. “We feel strongly about showing our respect and honor for these veterans, police and firefighters.” Bare also said the Tribute will be a way to educate the younger generation because it includes a wide variety of memorials and historical information including a display with statistics and information from all wars; the largest replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.; a series of two panels with timelines and information about World War II and the Korean War; panels honoring firefighters, police officers and those who were killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting; a 9/11 tribute and more.
“It is a tremendous display recognizing all veterans from all areas. We’re excited about bringing it back, especially since so much has changed in the last 10 years,” Bare said. The display will be at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13 in 2013. All of the Union Township trustees said they were excited to see the Tribute return. “I was on the board when the Tribute came in 2003 and it was well received by the people in the community. It’s very professional and well done … phenomenal really,” said Trustee Bob McGee, a Navy veteran. “We have the facility to (hold) the Tribute, so I think it’s a good idea.” Trustee Tim Donnellon
said having the Tribute in Union Township also gives the community another opportunity to recognize veterans. “Obviously, this type of event is for the entire community, but it also gives our Vietnam and other veterans a welcome home. Finally. That was the point when we dedicated the helicopter at the park and I think that’s still the point now,” he said. The board voted Aug. 11 to give Union Township Administrator Ken Geis the authorization to move forward with any preparations needed to host the Traveling Tribute. Bare said the committee will be working to raise about $40,000 for the event - $10,000 to actually bring the Tribute and $30,000 to pay for things like hotel
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Excellent & effective
Seven of the nine public school districts in Clermont County received Excellent on the Ohio State Report Card for the 2010-2011 school year, two of those districts earned the highest Excellent with Distinction rating. Below are the numbers for each district and the changes made from the year before. BethelFelicityNew West Batavia Tate CNE Franklin Goshen Milford Richmond Clermont Williamsburg 2011
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2011 2010 2009
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Indicators 13/26 26/26 26/26 15/26 26/26 26/26 18/30 27/30 28/30 Performance Index (0 to 120) 92.1 103.0 104.4 91.8 101.4 104.0 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Not Met Met Met Met Met Met Value-Added Measure Below Below Met Above Met Above 3rd-grade reading 73.5 89.8 91.6 78.9 94.1 95.1 3rd-grade math 69.9 93.9 88.3 77.6 93.5 90.4 4th-grade reading 87.0 94.0 95.0 80.0 93.9 89.2 4th-grade math 78.3 94.0 91.5 74.1 91.7 91.6 5th-grade reading 68.0 86.1 86.4 71.6 82.4 85.8 5th-grade math 57.3 89.2 82.3 69.1 88.3 87.4 5th-grade science 73.3 91.2 89.4 69.1 87.8 89.4 6th-grade reading 84.1 96.4 94.6 84.1 88.9 93.3 6th-grade math 76.8 90.7 91.0 86.4 90.1 92.5 7th-grade reading 70.4 82.0 87.9 75.6 86.2 88.5 7th-grade math 71.6 86.6 88.5 66.7 86.2 86.0 8th-grade reading 83.6 92.8 91.3 78.9
86.7 8th-grade math 74.0 90.4 81.6 76.8 8th-grade science 65.8 90.4 67.1 82.3 10th-grade reading 87.0 90.1 67.1 86.9 10th-grade math 80.3 88.8 70.9 87.6 10th-grade writing 85.5 91.9 77.5 87.6 10th-grade science 67.1 78.9 67.9 80.1 10th-grade social studies 75.7 86.3 66.7 87.0 11th-grade reading 87.3 95.7 93.3 97.2 11th-grade math 88.7 95.7 88.0 98.9 11th-grade writing 90.1 97.6 87.8 98.9 11th-grade science 77.5 89.6 86.5 92.7 11th-grade social studies 76.1 91.5 86.5 97.2 Attendance 93.4 95.0 94 94.4 Graduation rate 81.0 95.5 89.4 96.9
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Students walk to classes Aug. 25 after getting off the school bus at Milford Junior High School. It was the first day of school for Milford students.
Fifth-grader Madison Chitwood and second-grader Collin Chitwood head out to Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in Milford Aug. 25 for the first day of school.
Milford students return to school amid traffic, rain MIAMI TWP. - Milford students returned to school Aug. 25 amid heavy traffic and intermittent showers. The traffic was impacted by the ongoing road construction in Miami Township. School employees directed parents into and out of Milford high school and junior high school, where work is continuing on Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road. A Miami Township police officer also was on hand at Eagles Way and Ohio 131 to direct traffic.
Seventh-grader Emily Velie arrives at Milford Junior High School Aug. 25 for the first day of classes.
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The Kruse family is ready for the first day of school in the Milford Exempted Village School District Aug. 25. From left are: kindergartner Kanen Kruse, seventh-grader Kaitlyn Kruse and first-grader Kyler Kruse.
Tommy and Anneliese Myers are excited to be in first-grade at McCormick Elementary. This will be their first year in the Milford schools. Christopher and Lauren Farrell were eager to get their backto-school packets from Diane Snow. Then it was off to enjoy the final days of summer vacation before the start of school Aug. 25.
Kindergartners line up Aug. 25 to meet their teachers outside Boyd Smith Elementary School on the first day of school.
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First-graders filed into McCormick Elementary for back-to-school packets before the start of the school year. Brian Foster gets a chance to talk to Diane Snow and introduce himself to his new teacher, who just happened to be at the packet pick-up table. PHOTOS: THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS
Sixth-grade teacher Tori Bothe greets student Claudia Brown Aug. 25 for the first day of school at Boyd Smith Elementary in the Milford school district. PHOTOS: JOHN SENEY/STAFF
Sixth-grader Tyler Barter hands paperwork to teacher Tori Bothe Aug. 25 on the first day of school at Boyd Smith Elementary School in the Milford school district.
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Second-grader Carson Owens, left, and kindergartner Holt Owens waited patiently for the doors of Marr/Cook Elementary School to open for the first day of school Aug. 19.
Sharon Trabish says goodbye to Tianna Folina before Tianna’s first day of firstgrade at Marr/Cook Elementary School Aug. 19.
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Goshen Local School District counselor Linda McCachran-Brown help students say farewell to their parents and find their classrooms on the first day of school at Marr/Cook Elementary School Aug. 19.
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Milford boys among area's best...again By Ben Walpole email@example.com
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MILFORD – Some teams would panic. Not the Milford High School boys soccer program. When the Eagles struggled through a winless stretch of three games to start their 2010 season, they didn’t collapse. They just weathered the storm. “It’s all gonna work itself out in the end because we’re a good team,” said head coach Brian Croston, summing up the team’s confident approach. “We have good players. We’re organized. We’re focused, and we believe in success.” Ten straight seasons of at least nine wins will do that for a program. The Eagles recovered from last year’s slow start to win 13 games, including victories against two of the city’s top-ranked teams, Loveland and Mason. Croston and Milford athletic director Mark Trout, who won 92 games as the Eagles’ head coach from 2001 and 2005, each credited Milford’s excellent youth soccer program as being key to the varsity success. “These players get really welltrained in their skills,” Croston said. “And that makes a huge difference. They come to high school ready to play the game.” Trout also mentioned the program’s coaching stability – only five different head coaches in 35 years.
The Rockets hope to build on last season when they finished a solid fourth in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.
The Warriors will rely heavily on underclassmen this fall as they look to improve on last year’s last-place finish in the SBCAmerican. They notched a win against league rival CNE in the season’s first week.
Milford High School senior Sam Rodgers controls the ball midfield against Oak Hills, Aug. 23. Croston enters his sixth season on the job this fall, and the run of success doesn’t figure to stop any time soon. The Eagles have eight senior starters back from a 13-win team, led by second-team all-state forward Kyle Grothaus. Grothaus, whose father Alan helped build the aforementioned Milford tradition both as a long-time varsity coach and youth-league instructor, had 13 goals and 16 assists last season.
He’s joined by classmates Andy Murphy (forward), Sam Rodgers (midfielder) and John Nagle (midfielder) to give Milford an experienced, potent attack. The Eagles scored 18 goals in three preseason games and netted four in a season-opening win at Oak Hills, Aug. 23. “I think it’s going to be a challenge for other teams to keep us from scoring,” Croston said. Unfortunately for opponents,
Milford High School senior Derek Coleman stops on a dime and turns upfield during the Eagles’ season-opening win against Oak Hills, Aug. 23. the defense isn’t too shabby either. Trevor Jacobs, James Hammond and Derek Coleman all are senior defenders with plenty of varsity experience. Goalkeeper Jonathan Taylor, too, is a returning starter, having posted five shutouts last season.
The Eagles only gave up 22 goals in 19 games last season. But Croston thinks this group might be even better. “Now that these guys are a year older, we’re less likely to make silly mistakes,” Croston said. Loveland won the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East Division last season. The Eagles beat Loveland but a loss to Anderson kept them from the league title. Reclaiming the conference crown is a key team goal, along with a top-five finish in the city and postseason success. Milford last won a district title in 2008. “I think we were really disappointed to only go three rounds last year,” Croston said. “We feel like we’re a team that could make a run at the regionals, so we’ll see.” For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps
CNE Rockets ready for run at SBC title By Ben Walpole
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OWENSVILLE – It is not a trend Misty Goetz is especially excited about. The fourth-year head coach of the Clermont Northeastern High School girls soccer team guided the Rockets to the 2008 Southern Buckeye Conference American Division championship in her first year. They finished second in her second; and third, last year, in her third. So does that mean fourth place this fall in year four? “We’re gonna end that streak,” Goetz said. She has reason for confidence. CNE returns two of the league’s best players, in seniors Kylie Sumner and Sarah Mantel, to go with a very strong freshmen class. Goetz said a key this season will be team unity. “That’s been a big focus,” Goetz said. “Working like a family and not like individual players.” So far so good. The team played well in the Mason Preview tournament, beating Clark Montessori and Deer Park in scrimmages. Goetz also has been encouraged by the way the varsity newcomers have been treated. CNE could have as many as four freshmen starters – Kyla Toles, Jenny Erikson, Jackie Sullivan and Sydney Gacek. Blending that much youth with a team’s upperclassmen isn’t always the easiest thing. But the Rockets have embraced the situation. “These upcoming freshmen were welcomed by
The Warriors are hoping to bounce back after finishing last in the Southern Buckeye Conference American Division.
The Eagles shoot for their fourth-straight Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship this fall. Head coach Patrick Winkler’s team has a trio of all-league seniors in Morgan Wolcott, Maddie Bunnell and Kelly Yee.
Cade Williams of Milford High School runs the gauntlet of Campbell County linebackers, Aug. 26. The Eagles rallied from a 26-6 deficit with three straight touchdowns in the fourth quarter – including two Bryan Kerber TD passes – to beat the Camels 27-26.
Offensively, the Rockets should be led by junior attacker Alex Lang, who had 37 points in 2010 (14 goals, nine assists). Savanah Carmosino also returns for her sophomore season after recording seven goals and 10 assists last fall. Junior goalkeeper Alli Thul should help keep contests close, and is coming off an 89-save performance from a season ago. BEN WALPOLE/STAFF
The Clermont Northeastern High School girls soccer team will rely on its seniors this fall – Kylie Sumner, left, and Sarah Mantel. everybody,” Goetz said. “This year it’s really helped that we have some incoming freshmen talent.” The key, though, is the senior duo of Mantel and Sumner. Mantel is a threeyear starter at stopper. Sumner is the defending SBC American co-player of the year after scoring 22 goals from her center-midfielder position as a junior. She has received a lot of attention from college coaches. “Definite role model, definite captain,” Goetz said. Juniors Madison Purdy and Chelsea Walters are returning starters on
defense. Junior midfield Emma Wright also started last season. Junior Jessica Kirby lettered last season as a forward, mainly, but is switching to goalkeeper this year. Freshman Mylee Nipper also could see some time in the net. Amelia won the 2010 SBC American title in its first season in the league, so the Barons are CNE’s chief conference competition. With so many young players, the Rockets figure to be a team that improves as the season progresses. “Our only weakness right now is communication,” Goetz said. “We need to communicate on the field. If we get that down, if we open up our mouths and start talking on the field, I think we’re gonna be all right.”
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• Milford continued its undefeated start with a 5-0 drubbing of Wilmington, Aug. 23. • CNE finished sixth in the SBC Invitational, Aug. 22, at Blanchester. The doubles team of Lilli Arthur and Liz Glasgo advanced to the doubles semifinals. The Rockets got their second league win of the season – 4-1 against Goshen, Aug. 25.
• Goshen participated in the Felicity Early Bird Cross Country Run, Aug. 24. The Warriors won the girls team title. Brittany Clark was the top-fininishing girl, Courtney Turner finished third and Sara Briggs finished fourth. Megan York, Morgan Huff and Makenzie Lachtrupp alson finished in the top 12. The Goshen boys finished second, led by Sterling Briggs (fifth). Patrick Voto, Will Jackson, Nate Jackson and Tommy Saylor rounded out
the Warrior scoring.
• Milford’s girls soccer team opened with a 2-0 shutout of Lebanon. Kiersten Johnson scored both Eagle goals, while Maddie Bunnell made eight saves in goal. • Goshen’s boys soccer team scored a 1-0 win against CNE, Aug. 25. • The Milford boys avenged 2010’s seasonopening loss to Oak Hills with a 4-0 road win against the Highlanders, Aug. 23. Senior Sam Rodgers scored two goals. • The CNE girls team tied Blanchester 3-3 to begin their season. Kylie Sumner scored two goals for the Rockets. The Rockets beat Goshen 2-1, Aug. 25, behind goals from freshmen Kyla Toles and Jenny Erikson.
This week’s MVP
• Conner Reynolds, senior, Clermont Northeastern boys soccer • Nick Tipton, sophomore, Clermont Northeastern boys soccer Reynolds and Tipton each
scored two goals to help CNE start the new season with a 52 win against Blanchester, Aug. 23.
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Sports & recreation
August 31, 2011
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Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson set a new team record in team state champions and individual state champions in the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association State Championship meet. In first row are Josh Heffner, Gia Underhill, Kassidy Nafziger, Ella Mangan, Isaiah Sadler and Burgy Doan. In second row are Natalie Long, Rebecca Sadler, Piper Stark, Delilah Folk, Mikaela Campbell, Taylor Bliss, Allison Young, Ali Asbury, Olivia Geiger and Allison Chick. In third row are Brooklyn Kelly, Sahvannah Fox, Emily Henkes, Leah Roodhouse, Maddie Wong, Elie Ferman, Nicole Jordan, Mackenzie Tyler, Clara Kelley, Lydia Caggiano and Madeline Daley. In fourth row are coach Don Perry, Nyla Reed, coach Helen Perry, Natalie Heimbrock, Emily Swertzfeger, Sadie Stover, Grace Humphey, Sierra Stepp, Molly Barresi, Katie Lambert, Megan Roberts, Alex Stevens, Katie Geier, Emily Lewis and assistant coach Ken Sands.
Acrocheer sets gymnastics team record at state meet Mackenzie, Megan Roberts, Sierra Stepp, Sami Vogel and one boy, Isaiah Sadler. Silver-medal winners in two events were eight girls Halle Bannister, Lydia Caggiano, Sarah Crable, Madelyn Daley, Elie Fermann, Natalie Long, Megan Roberts and Emily Swertfeger. Silver-medal winners in one event were 14 girls Sahvannah Fox, Olivia Geiger, Emily Henkes, Nicole Jordan, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Tyler Mackenzie, Lily Malone, Leah Roodhouse, Tiffany Russell, Rebekah Sadler, Sierra Stepp, Sadie Stover, Sami Vogel and one boy, Isaiah Sadler. Bronze-medal winners in two events were Leah Roodhouse and Tiffany Russell. Bronze medal winners in one event were eleven girls Molly Barresi,
Taylor Bliss, Allison Chick, Jessica Doan, Sahvannah Fox, Emily Henkes, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Lily Malone, Gia Underhill, Sami Vogel and one boy, Isaiah Sadler Other Acrocheer competing members were Mikaela Campbell, Clara Kelley, Brooklyn Kelly and Piper Stark all were first-year competitors. The Acrocheer Power Tumbling Team is coached by head coaches Helen and Don Perry and assistant coach Ken Sands. For information about team or classes email Acrocheer1@aol.com or go to the website AcrocheerGymnastics.com. The team is now in training for the AAU Junior Olympic State Meet.
Miracle gains momentum
Clermont Northeastern High School’s Dallas Miracle (33) gets the corner on Cincinnati Country Day’s Evan Finch on his way to a big gain, Aug. 26. CNE lost their opener to CCD 35-12.
The Tealtown Tigers are the winner of the 2011 city for knothole Class A. The team was put together at the last minute for the boys to have fun (they have played together or went to school together for the last five-plus years). Eleven of the boys went to St. Veronica together; five of them are now at St. Xavier and six of them are at McNicholas. In back are coach Steve Hehemann, team manager Kyle Kroetzsch, Peter Garvin, Jonny McQuitty, Reid Hehemann, Dominic Gabriele, Jake Wellbrock, Pete Kamphaus, Garrett Gronotte, coach John Wellbrock and coach Nino Gabriele. In front are Tim Neiser; Jarryd Osborne, Grady Garrison, Jared Martin and Chris Leland. THANKS TO BRANDY MEINEKE
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Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson set a new team record in Team State Champions and Individual State Champions in the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association State Championship meet. The team competed in 13 events and won 13 team trophies by winning 10 first places (a new team record), two second places and one third place. Acrocheer won the state championship in the Trampoline event and the girls won the beginner, novice and intermediate levels and the boys won the beginner level. In the Double Mini Trampoline event the girls were state champions in beginner and intermediate levels and the boys won the beginner level. In the Tumbling event the girls were state champions in the beginner and advanced beginner level and the boys were state champions in the beginner level. The girls team were runners up in novice double mini trampoline and sub novice tumbling. The novice girls team placed third in Tumbling. In the individual state championship competition Acrocheer had 51 (state champions – new team record) gold winners, 31 silver winners (new team record) and 15 bronzemedal winners. Acrocheer had 96 competitors in the top three places out of 126 competitions in the USTA State Meet. The Acrocheer Fliptwisters Power Tumbling Team has been undefeated state champions as a team for the past five years in beginner tumbling and double mini trampoline in USTA state championship meet competition. The beginner trampoline team has been udefeated for the past six years in state competition. Power tumbling is a competition in three events, which are tumbling, trampoline and double mini trampoline. Acrocheer had six girls Ali Asbury, Delilah Folk, Kstie Geier, Kassidy Nafziger, Nyla Reed and Allison Young and one boy Burgy Doan who were state champions in all three events State champions in two events were six girls, Molly Barresi, Nicole Jordan, Ella Mangan, Amber Russell, Sadie Stover, Gia Underhill, and one boy, Josh Heffner. State champions in one event were 14 girls Halle Bannister, Lydia Caggiano, Allison Chick, Sarah Crable, Madelyn Daley, Jessica Doan, Sahvannah Fox, Natalie Heimbrock, Emily henkes, Emily Lewis, Tyler
August 31, 2011
Aug. 24 question:
Should union leaders meet with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican leaders to discuss changes to Senate Bill 5, the law restricting rights of public unions? Why or why not? “I’d like to rephrase the question: ‘Should Governor Kasich meet with union leaders to discuss changes in Senate Bill 5?’ The answer, Governor, is a resounding no. Senate Bill 5 was passed by our representatives in the Ohio House and Senate. You signed it. Therefore it stands as law. It is up to union leaders to repeal it with their ballot referendum this November. You should be directing your efforts towards defeating that effort, not compromising SB 5 because of what liberal media polls say. The most powerful union leader in our nation sits in the Oval Office. Unions put him there. Ohioans, if you like what President Obama has done (or failed to do), then repeal Ohio SB 5. If not, be sure to vote and send this referendum down in flames. Unions, like other liberals who want something for nothing, are loud and boisterous. But I am convinced they are in the minority. I look for a huge silent American majority to speak loudly - not only this November but more importantly in November 2012. For the future of our Republic I hope I am right.” J.J. “Let Kasich and the Tea Party crazies get some of their own medicine. “Their attitude when pushing this bill through was “no compromise.” Now that there is a good probability that Senate Bill 5 will get repealed by the voters, Kasich
While individual Ohio school districts may continue to teach cursive writing, the new state common core curriculum no longer requires it. The focus will now be on keyboarding skills. What do you think of this? Are you glad, sad or indifferent that cursive writing will be fading into the horizon? Every week The Milford-Miami Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. is now interested in compromise and can’t understand why the unions don’t want to. “Senate Bill 5 is nothing other than an attempt by the right to continue their goal of doing away with all unions and marginalizing the middle class.” THC “Union leaders did not showup at the Governor’ meeting because he really wasn’t serious. He is just making a publicity setup so they can create a commercial against the November repeal vote. The repeal will be a major bump in the governor’s new road. J.R.L. (retired employee) “They should not even consider it, at least until after the voters reject it. “Kasich knows he overstepped by trying to do the bidding of the right wing of his party. Both SB5 and HB194 (voter suppression bill) have only the aim of taking what little power the middle-class and poor have left. “The majority of Ohioans understand what he and his monied cronies are attempting. They will stop him and his ilk.” J.Z.
Electronic payments for benefits a must For years, Social Security has stressed the convenience, security and safety of getting benefit payments electronically. Soon, direct deposit (or Direct Express) will not just be the best way to receive federal benefit payments – it will be the only way. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced a new rule that will phase out paper checks for federal benefit and nontax payments by March 1, 2013. Here is how the transition will work. • Anyone applying for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits on or after May 1, 2011, will receive their payments electronically, while those already receiving paper checks will need to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. • Anyone already receiving their benefit payments electronically will continue to receive their payment as usual on their payment day. • People receiving benefits have the option of direct deposit to a bank or credit union account (of their choice) or into a Direct Express Debit MasterCard account (a treasury-recommended prepaid card option). Visit www.godirect. org to learn more about this option. • Social Security, SSI, Veterans Affairs, Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Personnel Management benefits and other nontax payments are included. For most people getting month-
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ly benefits, this won’t really be a change. Already eight out of 10 beneficiaries receive payments electronically. Why the push Sue Denny for electronic payCommunity ments instead of checks Press guest paper columnist received in the mail? • It’s safer: No risk of checks being lost or stolen. • It’s easy and reliable: No need to wait for the mail or go to the bank to cash a check. • It saves taxpayers money: No cost for postage and paper and printing. • It saves you money: No check-cashing fees or bank fees. • It’s good for the environment: It saves paper and eliminates transportation costs. If you still get your check in the mail, don’t wait for the new rule to go into effect to enjoy the benefits of electronic payments. Please visit www.godirect.org today and begin getting your Social Security and SSI payments the safe, easy, inexpensive and green way – electronically. Sue Denny is the public affairs specialist for the Social Security Administration in Cincinnati. Do you have a question about Social Security? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your group or organization? Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR ‘Cook-ed goose?
OK - what genius decided to close both ends of Cook Road on the very same week for “construction” at one end and “road repair” at the opposite end - i.e. the “detour end?” Could it have been the Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk, who doesn’t
return phone calls or even emails? Come on, folks - it’s not rocket science. Dotted with subdivisions, condo complexes and the huge apartment complex, Cook’s Crossing, there is no other way of getting to work or businesses but Cook Road. What are the “engineers” thinking? How does any-
one get anywhere in Miami Township anyway? I noticed in last week’s Community Press Milford-Miami Advertiser that Mr. Fronk is looking for a new assistant township administrator. No wonder. Maybe one of us should apply. Jo Anne Calland Miami Township
SB5 should never be repealed Throughout history all great nations and empires have fallen of poor R.C. Holbert because government Community policies develPress guest oped by the and columnist leadership the forming of special interest groups through their power of number of members and financial wealth that can back a particular party’s candidate and thus be elected. It is a known fact that the Democratic Party has the very strong support of union organizations, local, state, federal - police, firefighter, auto workers, truck drivers, steel workers and other unions such as farmers, etc. of which I am aware. For example, Obama, a very liberal candidate, who was educated at the government’s expense, had never held a position of importance before he was elected as a senator from Illinois and the two years he was in the senate, he voted “absent” on 80 percent of the legislation that was to be voted on. Before being elected to congress, he worked as an advocate for a group of welfare recipients. Now please tell me why he was elected except for the money the unions threw at his campaign fund. His campaign, as has been published, spent $4 to $1 compared to McCain. Yes, he can make a great speech - using the
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pension plans invested in A.I.G. and other bailed-out major insurance companies. Remember these lucrative retirement pension plans are insured by the federal government as other major unions back pension plans such as the auto workers’ union. Now you can see why union employers support all unions by higher cost of autos and products that we need to purchase from this privileged segment of our country. How unfair can our government be? It is a plain and simple case of the privileged unions versus the non-union business employees. Finally, the S.B.5 legislation, just passed and approved by Gov. Kasich, to aid in balancing the Ohio state budget is a big step in the right direction. In no way, for the benefit of taxpaying, nonunion workers, should it ever be repealed. R.C. Holbert lives in Milford.
Comparing the Tea Party to Adolph Hitler is wrong I am an independent voter and have never replied to a news editorial. Although, I have been under conviction to reply to the Milford-Miami Advertiser editorial from their July 20 issue. The editorial written by Mr. Len Harding, titled “What is the Tea Party up to?” was too full of innuendos, false characterizations, and incorrect history, that I thought a critical reply was in order. I am not a member of the so called “Tea Party” but I have many of their same convictions. Let’s start with the incorrect history where Mr. Harding compares the Tea Party to Hitler and his Brown Shirt gang. I see no resemblance no matter how far a stretch. The Brown Shirt boys were a strong arm to facilitate the consolidation of power. The Tea Party practices none of their tactics. Hitler came to power after they demonized the Jews and Communists, making them the fall guy for all the ills that befell their society. Hitler also banned personal ownership of guns. From what I glean from Mr. Harding’s editorial, he also favors demonizing a certain group and removing guns from personal
ownership. Mr. Harding blames the Tea Party for “laboring mightily to destroy Social S e c u r i t y, Medicare, and the faith and Sam West credit of the Community U.S.” The Tea Party has been Press guest in existence columnist only about three years and founded to prevent the destruction of the American system. It was just what Mr. Harding blames the Tea Party for, that created the Tea Party. As the American public became frightened and witnessed the greatest destruction of the “faith and credit of the U.S.” during the first two years of the Obama administration, the pushback to save it began with the Tea Party birth. The real “terrorists” were the Obama-Reid-Pelosi regime that began spending and creating more entitlements than the country could afford. The American people spoke back in the 2010 election that this behavior was not what they wanted.
So it is really the American people who are dissatisfied with the way Washington has been running the country. Not any certain party, but the people who work and pay taxes. Not to see the taxes wasted on wasteful spending and continuing to escalate the credit limit on the credit card. Anyone that has to pay bills and make ends meet until the next paycheck can realize that. This does not mean that the “faith and credit of the U.S.” is in jeopardy. It is the continuation of this nation as a free and capitalist country. Not a debt ridden burden to the rest of the world and to its citizens. As the Democratic National Committee (DNC) wants to demonize the Tea Party for exposing their poor leadership, our country continues to experience severe economic hardships. After reading Mr. Harding’s editorial, I heard similar remarks from other members of the DNC. It was as though the Brown Shirt Gang was smashing the windows on the Jewish shops, all hard working and valuable citizens of their country. Sam West lives in Miamiville.
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Pierce Twp. garden railroad displays landmarks with love By Chuck Gibson email@example.com
Jack and Kathie Griffin have a railway running through their Pierce Township backyard. No, it’s not the wall-shaking, paint-peeling, rafter-rattling B&O freight trains coming through. It is one of several large-scale model railroads around Cincinnati featured in the Greater Cincinnati Garden Railway Society’s (GCGRS) “dream weekend” tour recently. For the Griffin’s, it all started with a train going around the Christmas tree. “He wanted an electric one instead of a battery one,” Kathie said about Jack’s wish to have a train run around their Christmas tree. “So we went to a train show.” Kathie’s cousin was there and told them, “if you’re interested, you have to meet Paul Busse.” Busse designed outdoor landscape railway layouts. “So we met Paul Busse,” said Kathie. “I fell in love with the whole concept.” The Griffins invited Busse to their home nestled nicely into a wooded hillside on a private lane off Locust Corner Road. The hillside slopes down and away off the back of the house and settles into a flat wooded part of their property. That flat area is where Kathie thought Busse would locate their railroad. “This guy’s got the vision,” Kathie said. “So he designed it.” He designed it right into the sloping hillside alongside their three-tier deck. His design required some serious landscape architecture of the existing hillside. Members of the GCGRS came to help. “We had what’s called a railroad-raising … you know, like a barn-raising,” she said. “The club came out and they started digging the canyons. Then they left. Then it was ours. Paul did come back and put the creek in.” That was more than 10 years ago. They had just finished building the deck. Busse asked what their theme was. “We just dove into it,” recalled
Jack and Kathie Griffin are the chief engineers of the Griffin’s Garden Railroad – Cincinnati style. Kathie. “We could’ve stood a little more planning. We put the factory in, made that P&G, decided we needed Winton Place and all of a sudden it became Cincinnati.” Piece by piece, Cincinnati’s landmarks and history appeared as the Griffins built a G-scale railway in their garden. The P&G Ivorydale plant, Winton Place Train Station, Mt. Adams and more popped up. “The incline is the newest,” said Kathie. It took five years to build after a year of trying to imagine how. The Griffins mix a variety of materials; including bamboo, cherry wood, mesh wire, Styrofoam and nature with their personal touch of love and passion to create an amazing work of art and electrical wonder. The incline was not easy. “It’s been a nightmare,” Jack said, explaining in detail how the incline tram has to hit and charge just right to work. “It gets to this point and plus becomes minus and minus becomes plus. You have to put something in there to change the polarity otherwise it would just burn up.” And he’s not an electrical engineer. He’s a retired CPA. Kathie has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and worked for P & G at one time. They learned along the way. They spent a lot of time at the old Davis Trains in Milford before it closed. “You learn a lot,” said Kathie. “The club is one of those things where you have people who work
The Winton Place Train Station reveals the detail and amazing work of art.
The challenge was running the Mt. Adams incline up under the replica of the railroad trestle at Spring Grove Avenue and Vine Street in St. Bernard.
The electrical wonder tram arrives at the top of the Mt. Adams incline.
together. Davis Trains used to be The P&G Ivorydale factory created from Styrofoam by Kathie Griffin set the tone for the Cincinnati theme in Milford … oh my God, we were $1,000. It’s less expensive than if recreated by tiny pieces of scrap there every other day; every day wood. we played golf.” of the week before a show.” “I figured out that I have an They have about six engines. They can’t (won’t) give any The detail reveals the love and idea, but Jack moves ahead on it,” kind of estimate how much resourcefulness they put into it. said Kathie. “Now we say: Let’s money they have invested in the Mesh wire creates the open deck just maintain what we have.” picturesque railway layout and The Griffin’s garden railroad of the Suspension Bridge; the landscaping. Kathie said they familiar railroad trestle at Spring has often been a highlight of have “no idea, none.” Grove and Vine in St. Bernard is GCGRS shows. “It’s what we do for fun,” she During one weekend show, said. “You can buy an engine for they estimate more than 500 peo$150 or you can buy one for ple visited. The people like it. Her favorite comment came from the 12-year-old daughter of a thirdgeneration artist. “She said: ‘It looks so natural,’” said Kathie. “That was probably the best compliment.” It all started with one of those battery-operated trains running in a circle around the Christmas tree. Now, it’s a natural fit in their garden. “The battery things either go full blast or not at all,” Jack said. “I said I’m not going to fool around with that and we went to Davis Train Shop in Milford. CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR That’s what got the train rolling.” More about Cincinnati garden The Suspension Bridge in the foreground with open wire mesh deck and the L&N Bridge in railways at www.gcgrs.org. Check CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR the background are current projects underway out more model trains at www. entertrainmentjunction.com. for the Griffin’s garden railroad.
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Metzger Hardware carries on family tradition
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NEW RICHMOND - Metzger Hardware has been a fixture on Front Street since 1927. “My grandfather and grandmother, Harry and Florence Metzger, started it,” said Karen Workman, present owner of the store. She said the location housed a hardware store even before her grandparents owned it. Workman said her father and mother, Robert and Marian Carpenter, eventually took over the store. Her
mother was a Metzger, so the family tradition continued. When her parents retired in the 1990s, she took over the store. The store carries the usual collection of tools and hardware needs. When someone comes in looking for an unusual part or tool, “we usually have it,” Workman said. The store also cuts glass and repairs screens. Convenience and customer service is what sets the store apart from the larger chain hardware stores, Workman said. “The residents of New
Richmond appreciate us being down there,” she said. The store is independently owned and operated but affiliated with the Do it Best Corp., a cooperative representing more than 4,000 independent stores nationwide. In addition to herself, the store has one full-time employee, Richard Bradbury, and Workman’s son, Robert Workman, who recently graduated from New Richmond High School and works at the store parttime. Bradbury, who has
More info Business: Metzger Hardware Address: 400 Front St., New Richmond Phone: 553-3171 Owner: Karen Workman Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. worked at Metzger for two years, said he often gets calls from people asking for things they can’t find elsewhere. “What sets us apart is the friendly atmosphere,” he said. “You get one-onone help.”
Working behind the counter at Metzger Hardware in New Richmond are, from left, Robert Workman, Karen Workman and Richard Bradbury. For more about your community, visit
August 31, 2011
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $37 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. Ages 16 and up. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba Fitness with Sue. 3794900. Mount Carmel.
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Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.
Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.
Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.
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Fire Dogs, 9:30 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777; www.putterstavern.com. Milford.
Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland. Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.
Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 5-7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play Facilitators provide variety of tools and toys for children to borrow to explore PlayScape. Items such as shovels, magnifying glasses, mirrors, rope, insect boxes and balls available. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Financial Peace University Preview, 6:307:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Preview of 13-week, video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. Classes begin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Ages 21 and up. Free. 484-9314; www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 2
Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.
Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.
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Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheatre behind center. Music by Mainstream All Stars. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.
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All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Holman Motors Chevette Special. Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 715, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 3
Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.
Russian Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Russian foods: piroshki, stuffed cabbage, borscht and more. Imported crafts: nesting dolls, wooden boxes, jewelry and more. Religious books and icons, activities for children and music. 831-1754; www.stgeorgeroc.org. Loveland.
Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Homestead site of Maj. Gen. William Lytle. Museum and dairy house built in 1800 and is oldest building in Clermont County. Appointments also available. Free. 724-7790; www.clermonthistoric.org. Williamsburg.
Prairie Promenade, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Naturalist-led stroll through the prairie. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
St. George Russian Orthodox Church is having its Russian Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. Enjoy Russian foods, piroshki, stuffed cabage, borscht and more as well as imported crafts, nesting dolls, wooden boxes, jewelry, religious books and icons, activities for children and music. Call 831-1754, or visit www.stgeorgeroc.org. Members of the St. George Russian Orthodox Church performed traditional Russian music duringa pastRussian Festival.
All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 4
Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114. Anderson Township.
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.
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Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.
Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.
Financial Peace University Preview, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, Free. 484-9314; www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home. Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 5
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 528-5959. Anderson Township.
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EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; www.fitnessforfunctioncincy.com. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 5:15-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. HEALTH / WELLNESS
Liar’s Club, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. A naturalist will offer information on common nature artifacts. Visitors have to decide if she is lying or telling the truth. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
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Hands-On Nature: Color and Light, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play facilitators lead children in using prisms, mirrors, color wheels and reflections. Family friendly. Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 6
EDUCATION The Practice of Poetry: A Writing Workshop Series for Women, 7-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, For women interested in writing as spiritual and creative practice. Optional craft workshops on alternate Tuesdays. $190 weekly or $125 bi-weekly. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Weekly or bi-weekly through Nov. 15. EXERCISE CLASSES
Jazzercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.
Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Light refreshments served. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711, ext. 125; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.
Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.
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CIVIC Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Tea Party. 300-4253; firstname.lastname@example.org. Miami Township. COMMUNITY DANCE
Beechmont Squares Square Dancing Club 50th Anniversary, 6:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Gene Record, caller. Includes food, dancing and music. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Anderson Township.
Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $37 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, $5. 3794900. Mount Carmel.
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Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.
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Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 553-4800. New Richmond.
NATURE Hands-On Nature: Open Discovery, 5-7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Included with admission: $8, $6 seniors and active military, $3 children, free ages 2 and under; free for members. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Twp.
Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. email@example.com; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.
MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Cheeseburger in Paradise, 812 Eastgate North Road, Bring instrument. All genres welcome. Free. 967-0427. Union Township.
Dog’s Night Out, 6-9 p.m., Graeter’s, 8533 Beechmont Ave., Dogs receive a free sample of Frosty Paws, a healthy frozen treat, with no added sugar, artificial flavors or colors. Pet owners can choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream, including the seasonal summer flavors. 721-3323; www.graeters.com. Cherry Grove. FILE PHOTO
There will be parties all over the Ohio River Sunday, Sept. 4, in celebration of Labor Day and the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Fireworks. The 17th Annual Freestore Foodbank Rubber Duck Regatta will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. More than 100,000 ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River from the Purple People Bridge during the P&G Riverfest to compete for prizes. Proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank. For more information, visit www.rubberduckregatta.org or call 513-929-3825. Riverfest opens at noon at Sawyer Point and runs until around 11 p.m. and offers music, food, family fun and entertainment all day. For more information, visit www.webn.com.
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. 921-1922. Milford.
Coney Island’s Balloon Blast Off is 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. The hot air balloon race will feature as many as 20 hot air balloons in a race across Cincinnati. It is added to a day of activities, including Cruise-A-Palooza and the Cincinnati Navy Week celebration. Cruise-A-Palooza will feature more than 200 classic cars on display in Moonlite Mall from noon to 4 p.m. and an awards ceremony recognizing the top 50 cars. The Cincinnati Navy Week celebration will include an interactive Navy Simulator and Suburban, a performance by the Navy band “Cruisers,” 11 a.m. to noon, and a jump and appearance by the Leap Frogs U.S. Navy Parachute Team from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Moonlite Square hosts live music by The Cincy Brass and exhibitions by the Cincinnati Circus Co. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All of the events are free for park guests. Regular rates apply for Sunlite Pool and Coney’s Classic Rides. Parking is $7. Hot Air Balloons inflate and take flight from Coney’s softball fields from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For details about events at Coney Island, visit at www.coneyislandpark.com.
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August 31, 2011
Sounds weird, tastes great: Shingled Cheese
Make both parts ahead and pour vinaigrette over right before serving.
On a platter, make rows like shingles of sharp cheese and cream cheese. You can stack them up side by side or lay flat. You’ll need about a pound of each, and I sliced mine into 1⁄8” slices. Slice the cream cheese when it’s real cold, since it’s a bit harder to slice than the cheddar. And don’t worry if the cream cheese and cheddar are different sizes. As long as they’re about the same length, you don’t have to worry so much about the height of each. Before serving, drizzle
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this vinaigrette on top. Serve w i t h baguettes or crackers.
Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen
Drying basil: This is a delicate herb and will retain a light green color if you strip the leaves from the stem and gently chop the leaves up. Lay on a screen or towel to dry on the kitchen counter, etc. You’ll know they’re dry when they crumble between your palms.
M i x together: 1 ⁄2 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup white wine vinegar Palmful of fresh parsley, chopped Palmful of fresh basil, chopped or 1 generous teaspoon dried Salt and pepper 3 garlic cloves, minced, about a tablespoon Minced green onion or onion chives, 2-3 tablespoons or to taste Chopped pimiento or chopped roasted or fresh red bell pepper (optional but good and adds color - use several tablespoons)
The following is a list of September programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Additional information can be found at: www. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oh clecgs or by calling 7233423. The programs are at at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. 3rd St. in Batavia, unless noted otherwise. Saturday, Sept. 3 “Historical Newspaper Collection at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County,” presented by Stephen Headley, library manager. Saturday, Sept. 17 Clermont County Genealogical Society Heritage Day Luncheon. “Cincinnati’s 1848 Riverfront Panorama-A Window to the Past,” presented by Jim Mainger, B.A., M.L.S. Pre-registration and payment required by Sept. 13. Check the website’s events for price, location and registration information.
Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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It may look a little odd, but Shingled Cheese is a tasty snack with baguette or crackers. can double the batch (I did) or even divide the recipe in half. And they are really easy. Granddaughter Eva, 31⁄2 years old, was right there helping me. She was in charge of stirring. These are delicious with deli meat sandwiches.
Dad Woods’ ‘Washtub pickles’
Donna Woods sent this recipe to me, which was a Godsend since my cucumber patch is bearing abundantly. She told me: “Just had to share … it has been a family favorite for over 30 years. “I have many fond memories making this with my Dad. We would mix it in a laundry tub.” Donna said when you mix the ingredients together, it will look a bit dry at first, but as it sits the juices will come out. I made a batch and it hardly made it off the counter to put in the fridge, they were that good. They remind me a little of bread and butter pickles, minus the turmeric. I named the recipe “Dad’s washtub pickles” in honor of Donna’s dad. You
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I just made the best appetizer ever. And it’s got a weird name: Shingled Cheese. It was one of those recipes that I had in my file for a while and just didn’t get around to making it. Until, that is, my friend Charlene Castle, a Batavia reader, asked me to make the appetizer for a class I held at her home. “I had it at a friend’s house and it was so good”, she said. Charlene was more than right. It’s downright addictive. I made it on Fox 19 this week for my morning show appearance. Sheila Gray and Rob Williams, along with the whole staff, came back for seconds, and thirds. This is the perfect appetizer for that Labor Day picnic, since it can be made ahead and it’s easy to tote. In fact, the vinaigrette makes a nice dressing for fresh tomatoes, as well. You can see the video of me making this on my blog, Cooking with Rita, at Cincinnati.com.
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Ten-day refund policies are part of state law How long should you have to wait to get your money back after cancelling a gym membership? A Bridgetown woman said she waited months trying to get her money and doesn’t feel that’s right. In fact, she is correct. Shawna Miller and a friend responded to a half price ad for Victory Lady Fitness center. The ad said they could have half-price membership for three months. “We got our three-month memberships, but when we went in they offered us three years for $293 plus $5 monthly for mainte-
nance fees,” Miller said. Miller said she and her friend ended up signing up for the three-year memberships even though they had already paid for the three months membership. Miller said that membership was forgotten during the highpressure sales pitch. “It just kind of went away and we realized that later. So my girlfriend and I said, ‘Let’s cancel what we signed up for. Let’s cancel it, do the three months, and see if we like it,’” Miller said. The very next day they went back to the gym and
signed the cancellation forms at the bottom of their contracts. The gym manager also Howard Ain signed the Hey Howard! c a n c e l l a tion forms but told them they wouldn’t get their money back right away. Miller said she was told, “I’m just letting you know it’ll probably be about six to eight weeks.” The contract itself said
Miller is supposed to get her money back within 20 days so she said she was confused. “I thought, just like everywhere else, when you go in they just do a refund. I didn’t know I was going to have to go to this person and that person and be bounced back to this person and this person,” she said. After waiting more than two months Miller contacted me because both she and her girlfriend hadn’t received their money back. She said, “One time when I called they told me they didn’t have me as a
cancellation. Then they found I was a cancellation and they would rush me a check. Well, I’m still waiting for that rush.” I went to the Victory Lady Fitness Center and was told company policy requires its contract department to first confirm the cancellation request with the member. But Miller said she had been calling for her refund for weeks. The manager checked the records while I was there and confirmed she still hadn’t received her refund – and promised she would get her money. But the law, in
both Ohio and Kentucky, requires such refunds to be mailed within 10 days of the cancellation. There’s no mention in the law of a company first having to confirm the cancellation request. After my trip to the gym both Miller and her friend did get their money back – and Miller filed a complaint about the gym’s policy with the Ohio Attorney General. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
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Two wonderful people pass on plants and gave us 20 plants. After the beans were done I pulled the vines up. Last Monday evening I set the broccoli plants in those beds. We like broccoli especially in the fall, after the broccoli heads are cut. Then the, what I call, flowerettes come on. In the past I have picked the flowerettes and filled a gallon bucket. When picking them I have eaten a few. But when the weather is warm always look for the little green worms. Now we need protein in our diet but I can think of a better way to get it wouldn’t you? The green beans I planted last Monday are up about three inches so we will have green beans this fall. We have been getting sweet corn from the Grants Farm on Bucktown Road. They are picking lots of corn so
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Homan has dedicated and volunteered for Chatfield College over the past eight years – as both a trustee and as congregational minister of the Ursulines of Brown County. She recently completed her terms of service for those positions. Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati. For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call 513-875-3344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
feeding very brisk now and getting fat. Next week we hope to go fishing. Ruth Ann’s leg is healing good so maybe we can get to go fishing on the lake. I am hoping to catch lots of bluegills along with the crappie. Both of these are wonderful eating. Mike said one feller has caught over 300 crappie on each fishing trip. Now he doesn’t keep all of them only 30 of the big ones. The winner of the tournament, with seven
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Sister Patricia Homan, OSU, has been appointed as Chatfield College’s first-ever associate dean and site director for the St. Martin campus in northern Brown County. Sr. Patricia also will oversee Chatfield’s Campus Ministry program at both the St. Martin and the Findlay Market campuses. Now living in Milford, but originally from Owensville, Homan has lived, studied and worked on the St. Martin campus on several occasions. She graduated from McNicholas High School, earned her bachelor’s degree at Ursuline College in Cleveland, and her master of education at Wright State University. Homan has more than 35 years of experience as a teacher, advisor, campus minister, and assistant principal at the high school level in Cleveland, Springfield, Cincinnati and St. Martin, and was codirector of Ursuline Educational Services, a national organization, between 2007 and 2011. She was instrumental in the development of Chatfield College’s Campus Ministry program, actively engaged in Chatfield’s recent self-study for the Higher Learning Commission, and fully involved in the creation of the school’s three-year strategic plan.
give them a call. The corn is sure wonderful, it is hard for me not to eat a raw ear while I am shucking the corn. Now Ruth Ann is sure getting better. She has taken over the job of cooking. I was never doing any cooking, I always said I could boil water without burning it Ha! Ha! Ruth Ann got a good report from the doctor last Thursday. He said you graduate, you don’t need to come back for three months. Praise the Lord. Thanks to all the prayers. The fishing report is good. Last Sunday the Boar’s Head Bait Shop of Afton held the crappie tournament with 20 boats in the event. It seems everyone caught fish. The crappie are feeding up for winter. It doesn’t look good for the weather. The crappie are
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one in the community needed help he was there. God bless Earl and family. On this past Sunday after church, Ruth Ann and I went to Evans Funeral Home at Goshen for a visitation for a lady. This lady was Eleanor Marie Wiederhold. She was a very loving wife for her husband and mother to her children. I have know the Wiederhold family for years. I grew up with Charley and his brothers. The garden is growing good. The three small beds of cranberry beans (a shell bean) produced eight packs of beans for the freezer. Ruth Ann and I love the shell beans along with cornbread. Now when we have this meal, I like a big chunk of onion and maybe a little horseradish along with a good cup of coffee. A lady at Georgetown had some extra broccoli
Howdy folks, The “Grim Reaper” is at it again. We went to a visitation for Earl R. Blevins last Friday evening. This feller was very involved in the 4-H program, especially with horses. Earl loved the 4-H kids and was always willing to give a helping hand. He spent several years having health problems. His wife, Loretta, sure stood by his side and took care of him through his illness. He was a feller that knew horses well and how to take care of them, and how to teach the 4-H children how to ride and take care of their horses. There was lots of knowledge passed on to the 4-H students. They would never have had the opportunity to get that education had it not been for Earl. He will be missed not only by his family, but by the community. He was a feller that if any-
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Austin Christie of Fayetteville, right, sprays a fire hose at Public Safety Awareness Day Aug. 20. Helping him is Brendon Race of Williamsburg, whose father works for the Jackson Township Fire Department.
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Four-year-old Grace Earley sits in the driver’s seat of a fire truck Aug. 20 at Public Safety Awareness Day. Standing next to her is her sister, Emily, 3.
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Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM
RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services
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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
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOSHEN 1828 Woodville Pike • 625-5512 Pastor Junior V. Pitman Sunday School – 10:00am Morning Worship – 11:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely help another without helping himself.”
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CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net
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Real People...In a Real Church... Worshipping a Real God! 1675 Hillstation Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122 722-1699 www.goshenchurchofgod.org 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
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2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
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Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com
Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 9:00 & 10:30am No Sunday School http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church
Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org
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GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available
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Owensville United Methodist Church
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)
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Michael Perry has joined Hixson an engineer in the f i r m ’ s mechanical engineering department. Perry is a recent graduate of Miami UniPerry versity with a B.S. in mechanical and manufacturing engineering. He resides in Milford.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.
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Williamsburg United Methodist Church Sunday Morning Schedule: 9AM - Worship: Traditional 10AM - Classes & Groups 11AM - Worship: Contemporary Nursery care provided
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A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 3868 McMan Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com
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NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12
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 www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525
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EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road
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All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412
5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770
Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142 PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)
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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 www.monumentsbaptist.org
Our Meals-on-Wheels volunteers are lifesavers. Most deliver once a week. Some work together in teams on which each member delivers once a month or so. There are a number of options. The reason volunteers love this program is that it gives them that one-on-one contact that really makes a difference in a person’s life. They want to see the person they are helping face to face. Volunteers are not just the people that deliver the meals. They may do a few helpful extras too like bring in the mail or set out trash cans. A warm smile and a
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surance that his or her well-being is checked on daily. For a lonely person, it means being Linda greeted by a Eppler smiling face. Community For all recipit Press guest ients, means indecolumnist pendence. But it’s not easy for us to keep up with the demand. Delivery is the biggest challenge. The cost of vehicles, fuel and staff make it hard to meet the need. That’s where volunteers come in.
Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)
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Volunteers needed for MOW As a priority of Clermont Senior Services, the Mealson-Wheels program has never had a waiting list. Food is not really a need that can wait. Last year we delivered about 93,000 meals to people’s homes. Behind each delivered meal is a real person. It may be someone you know - a parent, a friend or a neighbor. Receiving Meals-onWheels means many things to people. To some, it means a nutritious meal that they could not prepare on their own. To a frail, elderly person living in an isolated area of the county, it’s reas-
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Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service
Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm
Pastor Mike Smith
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 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor
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
WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH 949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music
9:30am Sunday School Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”
August 31, 2011
Miami Township couple visit cities named Milford When you ask Charlie Kneipp where he was spending his vacation, he would say he was going to “Milford.” For a few years, Charlie had on his “bucket list” a trip to visit as many states as possible with a city named Milford. His wife, Jane, wanted to go to Cape Cod and Bar Harbor, Maine. So it was decided to combine both of their desires and they visited six states with a city of Milford along with a three-day visit to Cape Cod and two days at Arcadia National Park in Bar Harbor. On the way to Cape Cod,
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Milford, New Jersey.
they stopped in Milford, New Jersey. It was 7:15 a.m. and the two places they found open were a bakery and a gas station. They stopped in the bakery for coffee and talked to
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Milford, Maine, was visited by Miami Township resident Charlie and Jane Kneipp in June. This is part of his “bucket list.” Firefighter Chris gave the Kneipps a copy of the city’s annual report. the workers. The Kneipps told the story of being from Milford, Ohio. Charlie left them a Milford-Miami Advertiser and they were
pleased the couple stopped in to see their town. The next stop was Milford, Connecticut, later that morning. It was raining
very hard and they couldn’t find a sign that said Milford to take a picture. After driving the main streets and not finding a chamber of commerce, or a civic center, they took a picture of the Milford Historical Society house that was closed. It was raining hard and they continued on to Cape Cod. The Kneipps arrived in Milford, Massachusetts, Saturday, June 25. Not much was open, but they talked to people at the police station who said they thought the people at the Milford Senior Center would like to share stories with them, but it was closed Saturday. The Kneipps did leave them a Milford-Miami Advertiser from the week of June 15. Monday, June 27, the couple arrived in Milford, Maine. They were received warmly at the fire department. The town hall next door was closed, but the firemen were glad they stopped in and gave them a town of Milford annual report. The couple took pictures there and continued on to their next stop. Tuesday, June 28, was the day to visit Milford, New
Hampshire. They went to the library and talked to them, took a photo of their city and left them a newspaper. The last stop was in Milford, Pennsylvania. The police officer could have been a historian. He gave the couple a wealth of information about Milford including Pike County. They ended up spending the day at the Pike County waterfalls a few miles outside of town. The last stop was one they didn’t plan, but was very meaningful. They decided as long as they were in Pennsylvania to pay a visit to Shanksville, where United Airlines Flight 93 came down Sept. 11, 2001. They felt like “we were on holy ground. The sacrifice made that day and the courage of those men blessed us immensely.” Submitted by Charlie and Jane Kneipp, who have lived in Miami Township for 44 years. They traveled to cities of Milford between June 20 and June 30. Charlie had this trip on his “bucket list” for a few years. The couple decided to make the trip this year so he could mark it off the list.
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Milford, Maine, was visited by Miami Township residents Charlie and Jane Kneipp in June. Firefighter Chris is holding a copy of the Milford-Miami Advertiser.
Warzala – Pritchard
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With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Cathi Warzala of San Francisco, California (formerly of Loveland, Ohio) are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristie Lynn Warzala, to Jonathan William Pritchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and Debbie Pritchard, also of Loveland, Ohio.
Kristie is a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School and Miami University of Ohio. Jonathan is a graduate of Loveland High School and is also a graduate of Miami University. Kristie and Jonathan ﬁrst met at Loveland’s Lloyd Mann Elementary School and were reunited as freshmen on Miami University’s Waterski Team. Both are graduates of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business.
Kristie is currently a Buyer for Procter and Gamble and Jonathan is an Outside Sales Representative for Rodem. Kristie and Jonathan will wed in an outdoor ceremony in Cincinnati in October 2011. They will make their home is Indianapolis, Indiana.
Trombley-Frey Milford, New Hampshire.
Rod and Bonnie Trombley of Miami Township are happy to announce the marriage of their son, Timothy, to Katherine Frey. Katie is the daughter of Ed and Marci Frey of Cedar Grove, Indiana. The wedding took place August 13, 2011 at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Cedar Grove. Katie is a mechanical engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Tim earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Following their wedding, the couple is making their home in West Lafayette, Indiana where Tim will be working as a research assistant and pursuing a doctorate in Finance at Purdue University.
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Milford, Pennsylvania, was visited by Miami Township residents Charlie and Jane Kneipp in June. Visiting other cities named Milford was part of Charlie’s “bucket list.” He is holding a copy of the Milford-Miami Advertiser.
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While visiting cities named Milford in other states, Miami Township residents Charlie and Jane Kneipp stopped at Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to see the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed Sept. 11, 2001.
MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Clifford Butts, 36, no address given, drug trafficking, drug possession, Aug. 9. Rainferi Rivera-Chaves, 47, 29 Maple Crest, theft, Aug. 9. Ramon Rainaga Ramirez, 29, 29 Maple Crest, theft, Aug. 9. Alondra Lopez, 27, 29 Maple Crest, theft, Aug. 9. Matthew McCabe, 18, 1074 Marla Drive, criminal damage, Aug. 10. Daniel Everette, 36, St. Paul Street, theft, Aug. 10. Trina M. Miller, 37, Nasau Street, theft, Aug. 10. Richard D. Everette, no age given, St. Paul Street, complicity, Aug. 10. Marcus Schmidf, 21, 1060 Cooks Crossing No. 11, persistent disorderly conduct, Aug. 11. Andrew Kelly-Gilliam, 19, 5815 Monassas Run, drug possession, Aug. 13. Brandon Waldron, 19, 5838 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, drug possession, Aug. 13. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 16, unruly, Aug. 14. Elizabeth Kane, 20, 880 Foxcreek, underage consumption, Aug. 13. Destiny Penley, 18, 463 Pedretti Ave., open container, underage consumption, Aug. 13. Miranda D. Green, 18, 1296 O’Bannonville, underage consumption, Aug. 14.
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Juvenile, 14, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Aug. 14. David M. Howell, 18, 1411 Wade Road, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 14. Christopher L. Casanova, 18, 5706 Crabapple Way, underage consumption, Aug. 14.
Male was assaulted at 1510 Commons Drive, Aug. 12. Female was assaulted at Lake Remington Mobile Park at 70 Glendale Milford Road, Aug. 13.
Breaking and entering
Video camera taken from New Harmony Baptist Church; $500 at Emerson Lane, Aug. 8.
Jewelry, cash, etc. taken at 880 Blackpine, Aug. 9.
Vehicle driven through yard at 5877 Thorny Ridge, Aug. 8. Skate park spray painted at Miami Meadows Park at Ohio 131, Aug. 9. Mailbox damaged at 6701 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Aug. 9. Eggs thrown at residence at 1478 Corbin Drive, Aug. 9. Homes and vehicles spray painted at Ohio 48 and Oakland Road, Aug. 11. Rock thrown through window at 1280 Pebble Brooke No. 3, Aug. 11. Vehicles damaged at 1110 Heritage Lane, Aug. 12. Door damaged at 1181 Brightwater
POLICE REPORTS Circle No. 11, Aug. 12.
Cross flipped upside down and lettering moved on sign at Perintown United Methodist Church at Ohio 50, Aug. 8. Flag damaged at 5947 Woodspoint, Aug. 9.
Counterfeit $10 passed at Ameristop at Ohio 28, Aug. 9.
Trespassing on property at 5142 Sugar Camp, Aug. 9. Trespassing on property at 632 Woodsway, Aug. 14.
Counterfeit $5 passed at Thornton’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 9.
Male was threatened at area of Dry Run and Ohio 131, Aug. 9. Male was threatened at Home Depot at Ohio 28, Aug. 13.
Laptop computer taken from vehicle at Hickory Woods Golf Course; $1,000 at Hickory Woods Drive, Aug. 8. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $55.35 at Ohio 28, Aug. 9. Garbage can taken at 460 Branch Hill Loveland, Aug. 9. Bowling ball, baseball equipment, etc. taken from vehicle at Faith Church; over $2,100 at Price Road, Aug. 9. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $161 at Ohio 28, Aug. 9. Bike taken at 5670 Cypress Way, Aug. 9. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $30 at Ohio 28, Aug. 9.
Steel parts taken from ITI; $1,300 at 1000 Ford Circle, Aug. 10. Sunglasses taken from Kroger; $20 at Ohio 28, Aug. 10. 26 calculators taken from Meijer; $2,600 at Ohio 28, Aug. 10. Medication and a ring taken from vehicle at Riverhills Christian Church at Price Road, Aug. 10. Purse taken from vehicle at 5932 McPicken Drive, Aug. 11. Sandals and coins taken from vehicle at 1889 Pebble Ridge No. 10, Aug. 11. Cellphone taken from pool table at Pete’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 11. Golf clubs taken from vehicle at Hickory Woods Golf Club; $1,800 at Hickory Woods Drive, Aug. 12. Stereo taken from vehicle at 1125 Hayward Circle, Aug. 12. Filing cabinet/contents taken at 8 Crooked Creek, Aug. 12. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $6 at Ohio 28, Aug. 12. Money taken from purse on porch; $150 at 1100 Heritage, Aug. 13. Money taken from purse at nurse’s station in Arbors of Milford at Meadowcreek, Aug. 14.
Teresse L. Allen, 33, 2005 Stillwater Lane, recited, Aug. 19. James D. Baker Jr., 31, 6461 Smith Road, warrant, Aug. 19. Paul Curliss, 46, 1346 Locust Lake, violation of protection order, Aug. 19. Nicole L. Dople, 30, 2115 Oakbrook Place, recited, resisting arrest, Aug. 15.
Jerry N. Dunlap, 47, 506 Main St., recited, Aug. 20. Keri A. Fuhrman, 37, 653 Wallace Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 19. Brittany L. Gentry, 22, 904 Mohawk Trail, warrant, Aug. 20. Koury Johnson, 22, 2001 Stillwater Lane, contempt of court, Aug. 18. John R. Jones, 38, 1208 Ohio 131, contempt of court, Aug. 18. Paul A. Kroger, 23, 2685 Breezyway Lane, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Aug. 20. Alex J. Landers, 23, 9959 Jackson St., drug abuse, paraphernalia, drug possession, obstructing official business, Aug. 21. Earl R. Malicoat III, 32, 926 Mohawk Trail, warrant, Aug. 21. Gustavo Matias, 21, 994 Seminole Trail, intoxicated in roadway, Aug. 20. Ethen G. Morehead, 22, 47 Clertoma Drive, recited, contempt of court, Aug. 15. Frederick H. Richards, 52, 89 S. Riverside, warrant, Aug. 15. Tony Verhovec, 27, 905 Walnut St., warrant, Aug. 15. Michael L. Tucker, 20, 6136 Taylor Pike, contempt of court, Aug. 17.
Incidents/investigations Criminal damage
Window broken in apartment at 905 Walnut No. 6, Aug. 15. Window broken in vehicle at 600 Chamber Drive, Aug. 18. Vacant apartment damaged at 6 Chateau Place No. 9, Aug. 19.
Intoxicated female caused disturbance at 844 Center St., Aug. 17.
Ring taken at 948 Forest Ave., Aug. 15. Library card taken at 707 Ohio 28 No. 115, Aug. 15. Camera taken at 707 Ohio 28 No. 115, Aug. 17. Entry made into vehicles at 40 Oakcrest Drive, Aug. 17. Unlisted items missing from residence at 966 May St., Aug. 17. Theft from vehicle reported at 11 and 16 Valley View Circle, Aug. 17. Debit card taken at 653 Wallace Ave., Aug. 18. Money obtained through quick change scam; $90 at 2201 Chamber Drive, Aug. 19. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 20. Cell phone taken at 979 Lila Ave., Aug. 20. Power tools taken at 508 Garfield No. 5, Aug. 20.
GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations
Gregory Martin, 43, 176 Garden Drive, criminal trespass. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence. Bridgette Barnes, 20, 374 No. A Redbird, underage consumption. Stacy Evans, 20, 6432 Ohio 132, underage consumption. Blair Kugele, 25, 679 Park Ave. No. 2, theft. Kyle Hopkins, 22, 2284 Woodville Pike, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia. Arthur Ritchie, 29, 421 Windsor Lane, marijuana possession, illegal manufacture of drugs.
REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.
1900 Parker Road, Teresa Keeton & Vivian Randall to Palma & Danny Owens, 0.427 acre, $50,000. 6685 Susan Drive, Fannie Mae to Megan Marsh, $90,000.
4861 Monterey Maple Grove Road, Dominica Cutter & Darlene Cook to Green Tree Servicing LLC, 2 acre, $61,854.
5449 Carterway Drive, Kristin Kohler to David Velie, 5.507 acre, $340,000. 6324 Dustywind Lane, Mark & Kathryn Trent to Matthew & Kimberly Dalton, $274,900. 5551 Falling Wood Court, Greycliff Development LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.37 acre, $55,000. 5627 Harvest Ridge, Tracy D. & Crysta M. Fletcher to RAS Closing Ser-
vices LLC, 0.371 acre, $210,000. 5627 Harvest Ridge, RAS Closing Services LLC to David L. & Susan L. Paul, 0.371 acre, $210,000. 5458 Hillside Terrace Drive, Lee A. Noble to CitiMortgage Inc., $73,334. 6260 Hunterwood Lane, Bryan T. Baas to Troy M. & Misty D. Hefner, 0.459 acre, $272,500. 541 Main St., Martin & Lillian Stone to Milford First United Methodist Church, 0.198 acre, $165,800. 568 Miami Trace Court, Robert Tikoft to National Residential Nominee Servies Inc., $355,000. 568 Miami Trace Court, National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to
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August 31, 2011
DEATHS Cindy Allphin
Lucinda Kay “Cindy” Allphin, 26, died Aug. 24. She worked for Cintas. Survived by parents Roxanna Allphin Henry, Phillip Nause; brothers Eric, Austin Nause; grandparents Brenda, Donald Allphin, Lois, Charles Nause; aunts and uncles Rebekah, Don Jr. Allphin, Christopher (Mark) Nause-Jones, Karol Soucek; many great-aunts and uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by great-grandparents Carl, Opal Nause, George, Violet Helton, Sarah, Howard Allphin, Ruby, Dewey Herrin. Services were Aug. 3o at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Lucinda Allphin Memorial Fund in care of any PNC Bank.
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Bertha Combs, six siblings. Services were Aug. 23 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Juanita Boone Downs
Juanita Boone Downs, 85, Milford, formerly of Neville, died Aug. 22. Survived by children Johnny, Jack Downs, Carolyn (Basil) Blanton; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Andrew Downs. Services are Aug. 26 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home.
Wendy Gruver Brzezicki, 42, Goshen Township, died Aug. 24. She was a billing agent. Survived by husband Mark Brzezicki; children Samuel, Lydia Brzezicki; parents Marcia Gomez, Gary Gruver; siblings Tammy, Jason. Services were Aug. 27 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to the Samuel and Lydia Brzezicki Education Fund in care of any Fifth Third Bank.
Gilbert W. Combs, 90, Camp Dennison, died Aug. 18. Survived by children Larry (Karen) Combs, Maude (Tahlib) AdbhulKhabir, Roberta (Andre) Willis; 22
Paul M. Ecton, 86, Milford, died Aug. 22. He worked for Cincinnati Milacron. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and Korea. Survived by wife Mary Louise Ecton; daughters Paula (Michael) Shuttz, Jenny (Curtis) Baker, Lori (Michael) Wedig; grandchildren Tracy, Michael Shuttz, Lisa Berry, Susan Baker Kallaher, Jacob, Jesse Wedig; great-granddaughters Sarah, Lauren Berry; sister Betty Flora. Preceded in death by siblings J.W., Ralph, John Ecton. Services were Aug. 26 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati East or Trinity United Methodist Church.
Roland J. “Ron” Heinzelman, 90, Miami Township, died Aug. 21. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Marjorie Heinzelman; daughter Joyce Conn (Dominic) Ciafardini; sister Joan Pollitt; granddaughters Angela (Rick) Sexton, Andrea (Wayne) Conn; great-granddaughters Kirsten Conn, Courtney Gatto, Kaitlyn, Kandice Sexton; great-great-grandson Noah Taylor; many nieces and nephews. Services were Aug. 26 at St. Columban. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or St. Columban Catholic Church.
Amy Royer Murphy, 46, Goshen Township, died Aug. 22. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Ralph Murphy; children Charles, Katelyn Murphy; mother Virginia “Sug” (Robert) Royer Fultz; brothers Jeffrey, Michael, Rich Royer; half-siblings Patricia Balbuena, Robert Royer; father-in-law Ralph Murphy; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by father Charles Royer, mother-in-law Gertrude Murphy. Services were Aug. 27 at Services Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Springvale Baptist Church, 1700 Clark Drive, Loveland, OH 45140.
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Paul Nelson Oldaker, 76, died Aug. 22. He was a newspaper print setter. He was a Marine Corps veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Patricia Oldaker; children Norma Boggs, Sherri Stephenson, Wesley, Gary Oldaker; brother Wesley Oldaker; five stepchildren; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by children James, Vicki Oldaker. Services were Aug. 25 at Evans Funeral Home.
Survived by wife Nora Rust; children Anita (Darren) Cox, Mark (Jill) Morner, Brian (Anna) Rust, Stefany (Mike) Allen; grandchildren Amanda, Jaclyn, Darren Cox, Brooke, Devin Morner, Samantha, Natalie Allen, Tyler, Maria, Dillon Rust; greatgrandson Jaydin Cox.
Herman C. Richardson Jr., 62, formerly of Milford, died Aug. 18. He was retired from the United States navy. He was a veteran of Vietnam. Survived by wife Patricia Richardson; sons Jeffrey (Kimberly), Jeremy (Susie) Richardson; grandchildren Aubrey, Austin, Jeremy Jr. Richardson; siblings Margie, Edward Richardson, Patsy Wilson; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Johnny Richardson. Services were Aug. 22 at Evans Funeral Home.
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BUILDING PERMITS Miamiville Road. Aquarian Pools, Loveland, pool, 635 Hobby Horse Lane, Miami Township. Potterhill Homes, Milford, new, 5514 W. Mills Drive, Miami Township, $80,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 5623 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $138,000. Maronda Homes of Cincinnati, new, 5645 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $128,000. Eva DeVaughn, Goshen, alter, 6150 Belfast, Stonelick Township.
Tom Viox Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 1300 Sandwood,
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Goshen Township, $9,000. Ken Stringer Inc., Goshen, pole barn, 7100 Hill Station Road, Goshen Township, $25,000. Megacity Fire Protection, Dayton, fire suppression, 5956 Buckwheat Road, Miami Township. Merlin Homes, Pleasant Plain, alterThe Talon Tavern, 1151 Ohio 131, Miami Township, $13,000. Thomas Porter, new-firefighting training tower, 419 Wards Corner, Miami Township, $40,000. Anchor Signs, Charleston, SC., sign, 1087 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Custom Sign Center, Columbus, sign, 1097 Ohio 28, Miami Township.
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People Working Cooperatively, Cincinnati, alter 1785 Ohio 28 No. 39A, Goshen Township. JRA Landscaping, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, demolition, 5950 Deerfield, Goshen Township. C. Butler Inc., Batavia, addition, 5476 Betty Lane, Miami Township, $18,000. Crockett Home Improvement, Milford, addition, 6586 Miami Trails, Miami Township, $20,000. Foundation Builders, Batavia, alter, 5641 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $12,000. Bowlin Group of Companies, Walton, Kentucky, alter, 726 Wards Corner; alter, 6461 Branch Hill
Services were Aug. 26 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.
The City of Milford will accept sealed bids for: 2011 STREET IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACT NO. ST-2011-1 Including all incidental work and appurtenances under Contract No. ST-2011-1 as part of the City of Milford Street Improvements. All bids must be properly labeled and received at the offices of the City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 until 11:00 A.M. Local Time on September 9, 2011 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work under Contract No. ST-2011-1 is generally defined as construction work, materials, equipment and installation of street improvements including all incidental and necessary appurtenances. The City expects to award and to proceed with the work under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance of the bids, with completion of the total work within 60 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, OH 45150
Allied Construction Industries F.W. Dodge 3 Kovach Dr. 7665 Kenwood Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45215 Cincinnati, OH 45236
Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer located at 745 Center Street, Milford, OH upon payment of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each complete set, none of which is refundable. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security, furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than 60 days after agreement is signed. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. No Bidder may withdraw the bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening thereof. Jeff Wright City Manager City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 1660778 Milford, Ohio 45150 INVITATION FOR BIDS
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On September 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM local time, the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive all bids for the project heretofore described as: Capital Fund Grant Program 501.10. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority no later than September 14, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed or delivered to CMHA, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Late bids will not be accepted. Bidders are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on September 8, 2011 at 9:00 A.M., at 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio. Bid documents will be available from the Owner, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 (513) 732-6010 for $25.00 per set. Checks should be made payable to KZF Design, Inc. Sets can be mailed for an additional $10.00 per set. Documents are also available in electronic pdf format from the KZF DESIGN website. Access www.KZF.com. At the bottom of the page, click on CLIENTLOGIN, and input the following:
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Questions regarding the projects should be directed to Randy Schultz, KZF Designs, Inc. at (513) 621-6211.
LEGAL NOTICE James Morse 9694 Rich Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 #31/32; Tanya Jennings 14 Meadow Dr. #11 Milford, OH 45150 #60/61; Thomas Sims 6626 Twinridge Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45224 #257; William Green 707 St. Rt. 28 Lot #115 Milford, OH 45150 #259; John Huddleston 707 St. Rt. 28 Lot #115 Milford, OH 45150 #308; Richard Pierce 6018 St. Rt. 727 Goshen, OH 45122 #309. You are hereby notified that your personal property now in Fortress Storage, Milford, Ohio may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses or the property will be sold at public sale. The last day to obtain your property is 9/14/2011. 1660659
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