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Haines wins Gatch Award

Nancy Haines says her sense of volunteerism came from her parents. “Whenever we said there was something we couldn’t do, my mom would say, ‘We’re Americans, not Ameri-can’ts,’” Haines said. “They raised 11 children, but were still able to help whenever anyone needed it.” Haines received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award at the League of Women Voters of Clermont County Suffragist Event Tuesday, Aug. 24. FULL STORY, B1

Chamber seeks nominations

The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce established in 1947 and celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, has been recognizing businesses in the community for 40 years. This slowly evolved into an annual recognition, and in 2004 the C.O.V.E.R. (Corporations, Organizations & Volunteers of Excellence Recognized) Awards Dinner was born. FULL STORY, A2

Meals on Wheels gets new kitchen

Construction is almost complete on Clermont Senior Services’ new kitchen facility, which will provide a permanent home for the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels has been at the old Williamsburg High School since 1998, but Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown said they knew the school wouldn’t be a permanent home. FULL STORY, A4

Ninth-grade wing open to teachers

Milford High School’s ninthgrade teachers have been busy unpacking heavy boxes, hanging posters and maps and making sure the desks are just right for their students. The teachers are moving into the school’s brand new ninth-grade wing, which will open to students the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 7. FULL STORY, A10

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Sandy Fry’s favorite thing about working in the Miami Township Community Garden isn’t planting seeds or watering her vegetables. It’s the people she’s met. “These are some of the greatest people,” she said. “I’m in my mid50s and semi-retired and we have people in their 20s with young kids and people in to their 70s. It’s so much fun seeing people from their mid-20s to their 70s come together and enjoy something together. Everybody brings something different to the table.” Fry has just one of the 52 plots available to township residents in the garden at the Miami Township Civic Center which opened earlier this year. “We had some challenges with this and some successes,” said Miami Township Recreation Director Krystin Thibodeau. “The biggest challenge this year was the field of grass. We tilled it and turned it over, but a lot of the plot holders found we had a huge battle with grass and weeds coming back since we had a wet spring.” So far, residents have successfully planted watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers and even a pumpkin patch. “The back third of the garden has empty plots so a few of us have planted a pumpkin patch there,” Fry said. “The whole back corner is a pumpkin patch and those pumpkins can be used by the township during the harvest bonfire in October.” Though most of the residents who signed up for a plot cared for

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Miami Township residents Virginia Taylor and Chester Scheid begin working on their plots at the Miami Township Community Garden at 6:30 a.m. almost every morning. their gardens, some plots became overgrown, Thibodeau said. “We had 11 plots that were abandoned,” she said. “They were new gardeners and it turned out to be a lot more work than they anticipated. In one case, a family thought it would be a fun family project, but the reality of it was hard.” The garden also hasn’t had much trouble with deer thanks to a fence installed around its perimeter. “We had the gate left open a couple of times and there was

some evidence of deer damage, but people have been very cognizant of keeping the gate closed,” Thibodeau said. “There hasn’t been any evidence of rabbits or anything else.” Thibodeau also said township employees have enjoyed watching the garden grow throughout the spring and summer. “It’s been amazing,” she said. “People who work in the building look at it to see it change and see what’s happening there. We’ve had a lot of people just come and walk through it who might not

have plots, but are interested to see what’s going on.” Fry said she hopes more township residents participate in the garden next year. “Community gardens are seen in the more progressive communities and to me it was just amazing that my little Miami Township wanted to do this,” she said. “It’s a great way to meet people and if you go to farmers markets this is your opportunity to grow organic produce for your own family.” For more information about the garden, visit miamitwp.org.

Open enrollment brings in $222K By Mary Dannemiller

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The Milford Exempted Village School District’s new open enrollment policy has generated $222,300 in revenue as of Thursday, Aug. 19. Board of education members approved the policy just last month as an alternative revenue stream. The district receives $5,700 for each child who attends Milford schools from another district, said district Treasurer Randy Seymour. Of the 94 students who applied for open enrollment, 39 were accepted, said Superintendent Bob Farrell. “This has been a great experience,” he said. “We’ve had the opportunity to speak with many, many families in great detail. Some of the families withdrew their applications, some were denied for a variety of reasons whether it was because of size of the classroom, the program they requested or the child’s past history.” Open enrollment allows the district to earn money for students who attend Milford from other school districts, Seymour said. “It’s children who we permit to enroll in our schools who reside in another district and when they come here, their district has to pay us that portion of funds they receive for that student,” he said. The revenue will go into the district’s general fund and be used for general operating

expenses, Seymour said. “I was thinking (the revenue) would be in this range the first year, but there are districts that have much more than this,” Farrell said. “We were very conservative for a district of our size.” Though Farrell was happy with the results, he said all of the numbers were preliminary and subject to change. “This is a document in progress,” he said. “Principals are still making appointments, but

you can get a feel for how we’re safeguarding the numbers and keeping class sizes low.” According to district spokeswoman Meg Krsacok, class sizes are being kept at an average of 20 students per class for kindergarten through second grade, 22 students per class for third and fourth grades and 24 per class for fifth and sixth grades. For the junior high and high school, students are only admitted if the classes they want to take aren’t full. “(At Milford Junior High School), not a large number of students were accepted at either grade level,” Farrell said. “When you think about a school like the junior high with 900 students and we’re talking five kids being accepted, that’s a good thing.” Of the 39 accepted students, 13 already were attending Milford schools because their parents work for the district, Farrell said. The district is now bringing in about $74,000 in revenue from those students. “We had in our contracts that employees were allowed to bring their children and enroll them in the Milford school system,” Farrell said. “They’ve been in the school system for a long time, but we haven’t been able to receive money from the other districts for them attending our schools.” There are 11 student applications still pending and if accepted, could bring in $62,000 more, Farrell said. The next Milford Board of Education meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at Boyd E. Smith Elementary, 1052 Jer-Les Drive.

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The Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce established in 1947 and celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, has been recognizing businesses in the community for 40 years. This slowly evolved into an annual recognition, and in 2004 the C.O.V.E.R. (Corporations, Organizations & Volunteers of Excellence Recognized) Awards Dinner was born. Each year the chamber recognizes Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer/Service Person of the Year, a Chamber Board selected Humanitarian Award, Investing in Our Future Miami Township and Investing in Our Future City of Milford

award. The chamber will be honoring a business from the city and the township. These companies must be chamber members. If you know of a business or an individual that gives back to the community, contact the chamber office at 831-2411 or e-mail the information before Sept. 8. Last year the Milford Miami Township Chamber Board of Directors renamed the Small Business of the Year Award The J. Patrick Toomey Small Business Award. The board of directors wanted to honor Toomey for all his years of service to the chamber and the community. Toomey exemplified what this nomination is all about:

He served on many committees and believed in giving back to the community. This year’s C.O.V.E.R. Awards Dinner will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at R.S.V.P. on Ward’s Corner Road. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. A table for eight is $350 and includes a mention in the program. Call 831-2411 for reservations. Sponsors for this year’s event are: Donohoo, Cupp, & Beck CPA & Assoc., PNC Bank, Lykins Companies, Kroger, Miami Township, National Bank & Trust, the city of Milford, Duke Energy.

Korean War memorial planned in Miami Twp. A group of Korean War veterans in Miami Township are planning a memorial to be built in Miami Meadows Park. “This will be an educational memorial to tell the story of the Korean War, the brave men and women who fought there, and those that didn’t return home,” said Gary Knepp, historian for the project and the son of one of the veterans. Veterans Bill Knepp, R.J. Vilardo and Robert Sterling will unveil more details about the memorial at a press conference set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Clermont County Administrative Building, third floor session room used by the county commissioners. “This is the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, it has been the ‘forgotten war’ for too

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CTC eliminating shuttle Following three public meetings, Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) has decided to eliminate the CTC Route 3 shuttle, effective Friday, Oct. 15. “Ridership on the Goshen Township, Miami Township and Milford Route 3 shuttle has been extremely low and is not cost effective to operate,” said CTC Director Ben Capelle. He said drivers on the Route 3 shuttle will be reassigned. CTC began operating the Route 3 shuttle in March

2008, using a two-year trial grant. “Citizens needing transportation can call CTC at 732-7433 for our door-todoor service,” said Capelle. For more information about the bus service, visit the Web site www.ctc.ClermontCountyOhio.gov. CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County and is funded by a combination of federal and state grants, local contracts, the county commissioners and passenger fares.

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Department will be knocking on doors in and around Stonelick Township in the next few weeks. Residents will be ask to support the Stonelick Township Firefighter Association’s family portrait fundraiser. Every family will be asked to help support with a $20 contribution. Each family that supports the effort will receive a certificate for a complimentary 10x13 color portrait. The funds raised will go towards needed equipment for the fire department. The portraits will be taken at the Stonelick Township Fire House Sunday, Sept. 26. Anyone not contacted or has any questions may call John Puckett at 513-205-8774.

mas program are Wednesday mornings at Zion Lutheran Church. Performances take place at various times in December at a variety of venues. Baby-sitting is available for rehearsals. For more information, call Jill at 513-231-5653.

BRIEFLY Benefit yard sale

OWENSVILLE – St. Louis Parish/School will host a yard sale to benefit the Simmons family from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, at the pavilion, 250 N. Broadway St. in Owensville. Barry Simmons was recently diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Yard sale items to include furniture, toys, tools, children’s clothes, household items, and antiques. For more information, call 732-0636.

Candidate forum

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont Chamber with the assistance of the League of Women Voters of Clermont County will host a County Commissioners Candidate Forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati East. The chamber encourages its members to know the positions of candidates so they can make informed decisions when voting. The chamber urges the entire business community to educate themselves and most importantly to exercise their right to vote Nov. 4. The Candidate Forum will include a hot breakfast buffet. Advance registration is requested. Cost for Clermont Chamber members is $15 and $30 for non members.

Monarch butterflies

Harsha Lake – Meet Monica Monarch as she shares her travelogue of adventures while migrating to Mexico. Come to the Harsha Lake Visitor Center at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, to discover the perils the Monarch butterfly faces every day on the thousand-mile journey south for the winter. View the mysterious transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Weather permitting, participants also will go on a Great Butterfly Hunt to see how many Monarchs can be found. Registration is not required. Bring a sense of

humor and adventure, plus field guides and close focus binoculars if available. Beginners and children age 5 and up are welcome. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information about this program, call the Corps of Engineers ranger at 797-6081. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road, just east of Ohio 222, about 5 miles south of Batavia.

Senior presentation

BATAVIA – The Senior Safety Coalition of the Clermont County General Health District is hosting guest speakers Dr. Arvind Modawal and Sycamore Township Fire Chief William Jetter at the next coalition meeting set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia Township. Modawal and Jetter will discuss their work on fall prevention with special emphasis on helping fire/EMS and police personnel identify seniors most at risk for falling and how to make appropriate referrals for assistance. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Denise Franer, RN, at 7358421.

National Patriot Day

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County commissioners, along with communities nationwide, are proclaiming Saturday, Sept. 11, as National Patriot Day, to remember and honor those who died in the terrorist attacks on America that day nine years ago. Nearly 3,000 people were killed when hijackers deliberately flew three planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. This was the biggest act of terrorism ever on American soil. For National Patriot Day, Clermont County citizens are asked to express their patriotism by flying the American

flag at half-staff. There also will be a national moment of silence observed at 8:46 a.m. to honor the lives lost Sept. 11, 2001.

Annual meeting

CLERMONT COUNTY – Clermont County Farm Bureau members will hold their annual dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Grant Career Center in Bethel. A “Candidates Reception/Social” will kick-off the evening’s activities followed by a buffet dinner catered by Lake Manor of Mt. Orab served at 6:30 p.m. A short business meeting will follow dinner. During the business meeting, members will elect county trustees and state annual meeting delegates; vote on the proposed policies and code changes; announce scholarship and other award recipients, and recap this year’s highlights. The 2008 action team leaders will be recognized and door prizes will be awarded. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required and must be received by 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26. Call the Farm Bureau office at 937378-2212 or 888-378-2212 to make a reservation or for more information. Normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Gridiron blood drive

CLERMONT COUNTY – Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is hosting the “Game Day Gridiron” Blood Drive Saturday, Sept. 4. The Tristate is home to proud alumnae and college football fans and Hoxworth staff members want to give blood donors a chance to see their favorite collegiate team in action. Donate blood Saturday, Sept. 4, and be automatically entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets to one of the following college football games, seven winners will be selected: University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, Indiana University, Purdue University, Notre Dame

University, Miami University and the Ohio State University. All donors will receive a free football shaped stress reliever as a thank you for their blood donation. Donors can visit www.hoxworth.org or call (513) 4510910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment to donate.

Donate for schools

CLERMONT COUNTY – Tristate residents are huge high school football fans. Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is giving all area high school parents and alumnae an opportunity to show their school spirit with the “Be True To Your School” Blood Donor Day. Donate blood Friday, Sept. 3, and vote for your favorite high school. The votes will be tallied Tuesday, Sept. 7, at which time Hoxworth Blood Center will award the athletic department of the winning high school with a $1,000.00 gift. All donors will receive a free football shaped stress reliever as a thank you for their blood donation. Donors can visit www.hoxworth.org or call (513) 4510910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment to donate.

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Join Forest-Aires

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Forest-Aires women’s chorus begins its rehearsal season Wednesday, Sept. 8, with a welcome event for prospective new members. Women interested in joining the chorus can attend the event at Zion Lutheran Church, 1175 Burney Lane, near the corner of Salem Road in Anderson Township at 10 a.m. Chorus members will demonstrate the group’s style by performing two numbers. Prospective new members can join the chorus as it rehearses for its Christmas program. Refreshments will be served. Rehearsals for the Christ-

Candlelight vigil

UNION TWP. – The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host its ninth annual candlelight vigil to remember, honor and cherish the lives of those lost to suicide in Clermont County in the past year. The vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. Five million living Americans have lost a close family member or friend to suicide. Anyone whose life has been touched by suicide is welcome to attend and pay tribute to their loved one. There will be a ceremonial lighting of candles, balloon release and performance by West Clermont By-Request Choir. Refreshments will be provided following the vigil. The vigil is sponsored by the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board in collaboration with Mental Health America of SW Ohio. For more information, call Virginia Dennis at 721-2910, ext. 15.

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New kitchen facility to house Meals on Wheels By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Construction is almost complete on Clermont Senior Services’ new kitchen facility, which will provide a permanent home for the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels has been at the old Williamsburg High School since 1998, but Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown said they knew the school wouldn’t

be a permanent home. “Our lease expired on that kitchen in 2008 and we’ve been on a month-tomonth rental basis. We’ve had a wonderful relationship with the school, but the district just isn’t sure what the long-term plans are for that building,” Brown said. “We didn’t want to put ourselves in a position where the district decided to sell the building and we didn’t have a place for the kitchen,” he said. The new kitchen is on

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the Clermont Senior Services campus at 2085 James E. Sauls Drive in Williamsburg Township. Most of the $700,000 project is being funded by USDA Rural Development with federal stimulus dollars secured through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Other funding includes $50,000 from a Community Development Block Grant through the Clermont County commissioners and a $60,000 capital grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Also, the Milacron Corp. donated 1.5 acres to Clermont Senior Services to build the new facility,

Brown said. The kitchen also will provide extra storage space for records and an expanded parking lot. The kitchen has been moved to the old child care center on the Clermont Senior Services’ campus until the new one is completed. Clermont Senior Services nutrition supervisor Tudor Young, who supervises the Meals on Wheels program, said she is looking forward to the new space. “At Williamsburg we were in the basement with no windows and a lift. It will be nice to be on one floor with windows,” she said. “Also, we’re going to be at

the same location as the (Clermont Senior Services) office. That will be nice.” Young said being at Williamsburg was challenging when they needed something from the office or if the kitchen staff needed assistance. “If we needed something before, a courier had to bring it out to Williamsburg,” she said. Meals on Wheels staff will continue to make deliveries to door-to-door volunteers in communities like Bethel, Milford and Loveland. They also have started delivering to a location in Williamsburg, Young said. The kitchen facility will

be complete at the end of August and operations are expected to start Sept. 7. A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Operating funds for the Meals on Wheels program are provided through the Clermont Senior Services levy, support from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, federal assistance through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and donations made by those who receive meals. For more information about Meals on Wheels and other programs operated by Clermont Senior Services, contact the agency at 7241255.

Clermont commissioners to approve access management regulations By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

After four public hearings and a slew of advisory committee meetings, the Clermont County commissions are almost ready to approve the county’s Access Management Regulations. The regulations “are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the traveling public ... (And) to improve public safety,” according to the regulation packet, created by the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. The regulations set specifications for things like property and driveway access, joint access drives and minimum roadway and driveway spacing. “We’ve all seen gas stations and

“We would say the existing codes and processes work, so why add another layer of government?” he said. “The township’s overarching concern is that we don’t need any more regulations.” “We would prefer for there not to be more regulations. We prefer the status quo,” Wright said. He did say that the current draft of the regulations addressed some of the township’s specific concerns. The commissioners discussed the regulations during the hearing Aug. 18 and made a few minor changes. County Administrator Dave Spinney said he expects the commissioners to have a final draft for approval in September.

stores that have access all the way around. That’s the type of situation these (Access Management Regulations) will help avoid,” said Jeremy Evans, a traffic engineer with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office who has worked closely on the regulations. Evans said most of the regulations already are enforced, but there is no specific policy to reference. He said the new Access Management Regulation document will give the engineer’s office a tool for regulating access management. Union Township Assistant Administrator Cory Wright attended a public hearing on the regulations Aug. 18 to say that Union Township is not in support of the proposed regulations.

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“A lot of high schools don’t understand it as a sports program, but there’s a reason why all of our military academies make a semester of boxing a requirement,” said Christo, who was 28-8 as a boxer and is currently a firefighter. “If more of the parents and ADs understood how much you can get from boxing, we’d have a lot more kids out every year. You learn physical and mental attributes you’ll use when facing your hardest challenges in life, whether it’s in school, college or in the work force.” Some of the top boxers on the team train year round and the team practices at JG MMA academy in West Chester, the gym run by local mixed martial arts guru Jorge Gurgel, who also trains former UFC champion Rich

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poodle, Howard earned fourth place in the student class. Cochran called the day “a rewarding and eye opening experience, something I’ve never done before, but enjoyed in the end.” “It was very different but a lot of fun,” Gould said.

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• Ohio University spring quarter – Danielle Arlinghaus, Allyson Ballentine, Ashley Baltes, Amanda Brown, Paige Burt, Tyler Camp, Emily Campbell, David Cappa, Bridget Clark, Nathan Dicken, Stacey Fagin, Mollie Fitzgerald, Lauren Goodwin, Abigail Grimm, Juliana Grimm, Amanda Harrell, Nicholas Hughes, Allison Hupp, Jacob McClain, Meghan Murphy, Nathan Parriman, Amy Rand, Natalie Roberts, Clark Saul, Holly Schnicke, Katelyn Sierzputowski, Becky Trame, Austen Verrilli, Andrew Wahl, Chloe Wolff and Matthew Wulker. University of Dayton spring semester – Stephanie A. Bales, Randal J. Burgdorf, Claire E. Ellerhorst, Matthew K. Geyman, Margaret E. Gluntz, Christopher L. Hall, Jacqueline C. Hicks, Andrea S. Hill, Megan K. Holland, Ian N. Hundley, Carl D. Kindel, Kara M. Kindel, Krista M. Korneffel, Christopher J. Kovaleski, Jacqueline C. Lindsey, Andrew L. Perkins, Marc A. Robinett, Jessica K. Rutkousky, Chris P. Sammons, Catherine M. Shea, Maria A. Stowell, Mary C. Tassone and Kyle J. Wenker. • Matthew Wulker was named to

the Dean’s List at Ohio University for the spring quarter. He was a junior and is a graduate of Milford High School. He is the son of Jan and Greg Wulker. • Three students from Milford have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton. They are Randal J. Burgdorf, Krista M. Korneffel and Kyle J. Wenker.

Graduates

Ohio University – Rebecca Adams, Stacy Books, James Carson, Lori Divo, Lori Divo, Brian Foster, Timothy Gusweiler, Caylee Heiremans, Alexander Helbach, Danny Hensler, Rachel Howard, Brandon Lutz, Jessica Maclean, Patrick McCue, Margaret McCune, Lauren Meeks, Jeffrey Mock, Katherine Nangle, Kyle Nare, Troy Phelps, Mallory Phillips, Thomas Rafferty, Chase Rahm, Brian Schuckman, Nicholas Speck, Christopher Stroeer, Karilyn Thibodeau, Shelby West, Kristin Zajo and Carrie Ziegler.

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The success of the Moeller High School Rugby team has been chronicled in the past, but several members of that team are also on another unorthodox team: the Moeller Boxing team. While boxing is a winter sport at the high school level, Moeller is one of the few schools in the country to offer boxing. In recent years, the program has been opened up to other high school students in the area. “When I took over the program we opened it up to other kids in the area because most athletic directors don’t understand boxing,” Moeller head coach and former boxing standout Kenny Christo said. He took over the program in 2005 and while the majority of the kids are from Moeller, he also had athletes from Elder, St. Xavier, Princeton, La Salle, Milford, Oak Hills, Lakota, McAuley and Mercy on the team this season. “We had about 50 athletes, which is a good year for us,” Christo said. He said the team’s big rivalry is with the Aquinas Institute of Rochester, currently the only other high school in the country with a team. “We had around 22 fights this year with them and we won eight, so we’re looking to get it back from them when they come to Cincinnati this winter,” Christo said. The team also has intramural matches and has individuals fight in Golden

er good one for us.” He also mentioned Kenzie White from Lakota. Christo said those kids were excellent from a leadership standpoint as well and that they worked very well with the younger kids. Ultimately, he said he hopes to see the program grow even more over the next few years. “Boxing is just a very fun and safe sport,” Christo said.

Princeton’s Tyler Nunn and Danny Moore; and Moeller’s Ryan Scanlan. Christo said some of his best athletes were the girls on the team. “Sammi Newcomer, from McAuley, was awesome this year. She’s a stellar athlete,” Christo said. “Amelia Boeing (Mercy) has been with us for a few years and has been very good and Hannah Russel, from Oak Hills, is anoth-

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There are several ways to keep in touch with high school sports coverage the Community Press newspapers provide. • Preps blog – www. cincinnati.com/blogs/press preps • Twitter – www.twitter. com/cpohiosports • Facebook – www.facebook.com/presspreps • Online stories and photos – cincinnati.com/preps Check in as Ohio sports writers Mark Chalifoux, Tony Meale and Nick Dudukovich, along with contributors like Adam Turer, give insight and news gathered as they cover the high schools under the Community Press umbrella.

This week at Milford

• The Milford girls’ soccer team beat Lakota East 3-0, Aug. 23. Milford’s Kayla Byrnside, Kiersten Johnson and Morgan Wolcott each scored one goal. Kylie Gullage made five saves in the shutout. • In girls’ tennis, Milford beat Harrison 5-0, Aug. 23. Madison Laskrzewski beat Hotopp 6-2, 6-0; Brittney Lovdal beat Hesse 6-1, 6-0; Shannon Glancy beat Case 6-1, 6-0; Juleah Morehouse and Shannon Facciolo beat Biggs and May 6-2, 7-5; Jade Brown and Haleigh Brown beat Thomas and Krekeler 6-2, 6-2. On Aug. 24, the girls beat Wilmington 5-0. Milford’s Laskarzewski beat Miller 6-0, 6-0; Lovdal beat Roy 6-0, 6-0; Glancy beat Henry 6-1, 6-1; Jade Brown and Gaby Medvedec beat Culberson and Bekheet 6-0, 6-1; Morehouse and Eliza Marchant beat Vance and Wang 6-3, 6-0. The girls beat McNicholas 5-0, Aug. 25. Laskarzewski beat B. Hartwell 6-0, 6-2; Lovdal beat M. Hartwell 6-1, 6-0; Morehouse beat L. Frey 6-0, 60; Brown- Medvedec beat K. Frey- Randolph 7-6, 2-6, 7-5; Shannon Facciolo and Miser Miser beat Castleman- Scheidler 6-0, 6-1. • In boys’ golf Aug. 23, Milford placed third with a 183 against Wyoming’s first place 161 and Seven Hills’ second place 165. • On Aug. 23, the Milford girls’ golf team placed second with a 377 in the FAVC Shoot Out. • The Oak Hills boys’ soccer team shut out Milford 2-0, Aug. 24. • In girls’ golf, Milford placed first with a 213 against Taylor’s 226 and Wyoming’s 243, Aug. 25. Milford’s Ally Habermehl medaled with 12 over par 49 at Wyoming.

This week at Goshen

• The Goshen boys’ soccer team was defeated 2-1 by Fayetteville, Aug. 23. Goshen’s Taylor Jones scored the team’s goal. • The girls’ soccer team lost to Fayetteville Perry 6-1, Aug. 23. • In girls’ tennis, Bethel beat Goshen 4-1, Aug. 23. Goshen’s Hillary Hulsmeyer beat Daugherty 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. On Aug. 24, the girls lost 50 to Western Brown. On Aug. 26, Goshen beat Clermont Northeastern 4-1, Aug. 26. Goshen’s Madi Martell beat Dennison 6-1, 6-0; Hillary Hulsmeyer beat Strotman 6-0, 6-3; Chyna Perkins beat Gacek 6-2, 6-1; Hannah Musgrove and Abbi Poff beat Writesel and Schrichten 6-3, 63; CNE’s Arthur and Glasgo beat Becca Siekbert and Fa Robbins 6-3, 6-1. • The boys’ golf team placed third with a 195 against Blanchester’s first place 163 and New Richmond’s second place 175, Aug. 23. On Aug. 25, the boys placed second with a 200 against Blanchester’s 166 and Clermont Northeastern’s 204.

By Nick Dudukovich

High school football week one

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Clermont Northeastern High School head coach Charlie Carpenter took the reins of the football program in late spring and has not wasted any time implementing his brand of football. Carpenter’s impact was felt immediately as the Rockets pulled off a late fourth-quarter victory against the Cincinnati Country Day Indians to give the coach his first victory. Deciding to shake things up on offense, Carpenter called for a half-back pass with just over four minutes to go in the game. Junior tailback Aaron Wright completed the 12yard pass to senior Jacob Sydnor to give the Rockets a 19-14 lead, a score that would hold up for the rest of the game. The high-risk play will surely be a concern of future CNE opponents who engage the Rockets in a close game. Carpenter was confident calling the high-risk play because his team works on it during practice. “It’s something we worked on through the week,” Carpenter said. “I just thought it was the right time so we gave it a shot and we were fortunate it paid off.” The Rockets gave the Indians a heavy dose of the running game, which may have lead to the play’s success. Jacob Hacker carried the ball 25 times for 84 yards and should continue to carry the workload throughout the rest of the season. Quarterback Kenny Thompson only threw five passes. His only two completions were for touchdowns, according to Carpenter.

Milford 56, Hughes 6 Senior tailback Nathan Termuhlen rushed for 220 yards on 14 carries and five touchdowns in the first half to lead Milford to a victory 56-6 victory over Hughes. Milford plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Kings. Ross 21, Goshen 0 Goshen could only mange 152 yards of offense in its 210 loss to Ross. Goshen struggled to to contain wide reciever Logan Hannon throughout the game, who caught five passes for 104 yards. Goshen plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Little Miami.

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Clermont Northeastern quarterback Kenny Thompson prepares to hand the ball off during a game against Cincinnati Country Day on Aug. 27.

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Clermont Northeastern tackle Henry Overbeck (59) sets into position on the offensive line during a game at Cincinnati Country Day on Aug. 27. The defense could also be a factor the rest of season because the unit kept the

Rockets in the game. CNE defenders only allowed one touchdown, which came in

the first half. The squad shutout the Indians after halftime. “The defense played great,” Carpenter said. “They played hard in that second half and were just in the right places and we played football like we should (play it).” The first win is a key step in bringing stability to the CNE program. Carpenter is pleased to have his first win, but is more excited for his players. “I think the kids are excited,” he said. “I felt we needed to establish something here ... the kids are hungry to win and hungry to play and I think it all

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CNE wide receiver Austin Thompson begins to run a route.

came together for us in this game.” CNE will travel to BethelTate for its next game Friday, Sept. 3.

New faces shape Milford CC team By Nick Dudukovich

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If the names on the Milford High School boys cross country team aren’t recognizable, it’s with good reason. Many of the squad’s runners weren’t on the team last season. In fact, some of the kids have no experience running cross country. Of the nine students on this year’s team, only two carried over from the 2009 campaign. Milford coach Dave Ackerman had to scramble to fill varsity positions after three members from last year’s team decided not to run this year just before the start of this season. Two others failed to pass a newly instituted time trial to make the squad. Inexperienced runners, who usually have time to grow as freshmen and sophomores, are now being thrust into roles normally held by upperclassmen. “Usually, we have years to instill philosophies in the kids,” Ackerman said. “This year we will have to do it quicker because of the inexperience, because our kids are going to have to step up and run varsity well before we would typically throw them into that mix, but we have no choice.” Instead of wondering what might have been, Ackerman is working toward getting his young squad up to pace.

“If I would have known I would have this group, I could have prepared for this all summer,” he said. The lack of seasoned runners means that leadership is almost non-existent because there aren’t many students on the team who know what it takes to run for the Eagles. “Typically, it’s the father duck leading the baby ducks,” Ackerman said. “This year, the baby ducks are in charge. It’s a challenge, and it’s not a challenge I ever want to do again.” The two remaining “father ducks” are Matt Eveland and Jake Prem Eveland, whose personal best was 19 minutes and 13 seconds last season, according to the Fort Ancient Valley Conference website, has been helping the team’s newcomers by showing them how to work out, in addition to advising them on the loops they should be running for practice. Eveland is doing everything he can to be a leader a on the squad, according to Ackerman. Prem will join Eveland as the only other experienced runner this season. Prem’s best time (18 minutes, three seconds) came during a race at Milford last fall. Juniors Carl Quint and Matt DuPont, along with sophomore Josh Roof, will join four freshmen as rookies to the program. The new team dynamic has Ack-

erman reconsidering Milford’s spot in the FAVC. “(The roster losses) totally changed how we thought we were going to do this year,” he said. “We didn’t think we would be great, but we thought a top-three finish was going to be legitimate in the league.” The coach also has to teach his athletes how to be competitive cross-country runners. “Our plan has been to go back to basics of running and training,” Ackerman said. “We had to go back and re-teach the philosophies of the program and the courses that we run, so it’s kind of been a refresher for the coaches because we haven’t done it in so long; it’s certainly a challenge.” The Eagles may be starting from scratch this season, but the dramatic changes in the roster could be the beginning of a new culture when it comes to Milford cross country. In seasons past, anyone could run cross country, according to Ackerman. This policy changed when the coach instituted a time trial for making the squad this season. Any returning runner to the squad would have to finish a threemile course in 20 minutes or less. Ackerman implemented this policy because he wants runners who will work hard and are committed to becoming better runners. The plan cost the coach two

members from last season’s roster, but Ackerman is willing to accept the consequences. “Cross country is typically a Statue-of-Liberty-type sport,” Ackerman said. “Send us your tired, your weak, your weary. If you are willing to work hard, we’re willing to take you,” he said. “Milford fell into that (mentality) and I had to break it.” The new way of business is helping Ackerman mold his runners into strong-student athletes. Some of the newcomers, who didn’t have to run in a time trial because only experienced runners are required to do so, are already wondering if they will have to take the test to stay on the team. The newly instituted goals are giving members of the team a goal to work toward. “You have to have some internal motivation in cross country, and that carries over to the classroom,” Ackerman said. “We typically have excellent scholar athletes that do well in the classroom because they are self motivated.” Despite the growing pains Milford may have to suffer through in 2010, Ackerman has confidence in the future of the program. “Our optimism is that we have four freshmen, seven total new kids who weren’t with us last year and we will try to build them up to our expectations, and it’s going to take a lot of work,” Ackerman said.


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High hopes for McNick volleyball By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

The Archbishop McNicholas High School girls’ volleyball squad has big expectations for this season. The Rockets finished 159 last year and made it to the district finals before falling to Tipp City last year. The team has a lot of confidence because of the number of experienced players returning in 2010, according to coach Denny Murphy. “We’re deep at every position,” Murphy said. “I’ve never been this deep. We could go to JV, but I just don’t need to.” On offense, senior returning starters Chelsea Rohlfs and junior Stephanie Schmidt will be expected to carry the load. Sophomore Kayla Fritz is also expected to contribute significantly. Rohlfs, who plays outside hitter posted 28 aces during last year’s regular season, while Fritz, a setter

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contributed 254 assists and Schmidt added 152 kills. On defense, Megan Gilene will try to fill the shoes of Alli Kirby, who graduated at the end of last school year. Gilene’s 195 digs were second to Kirby’s 339 last season. Murphy, who is in his fifth year with a 63-36 record, is counting on the aggressive play and leadership of his senior setter to be a factor all year. “Megan plays hard and is becoming more of a vocal leader as we go on,” Murphy said. “If you’re not getting the job done, she’ll let you know.” While the Rockets have a

plethora of returning talent, they will be without senior Rebecca Schaller, whose recent back surgery will keep her out for the 2010 campaign. Possibily filling her role in the middle could be Brooke Logan. Logan, a sophomore, had 147 kills during her freshman year. The Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League promises to offer a formidable opponent in the form of Roger Bacon High School, who finished 21-5 last year. “They’ve never been bad,” Murphy said. “If we play hard enough, we’ll be there with them. Murphy believes his squad could be a perennial GGCL Grey Central contender and even has hopes of playing beyond the district finals. “I think we should compete for a (conference title) every year,” Murphy said. “Our expectation this year is to go to the state tournament.”

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• In Clermont Northeastern girls’ tennis, Western Brown beat CNE 5-0, Aug. 23. On Aug. 24, Amelia beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0. • In boys’ soccer, CNE tied with Goshen 2-2, Aug. 26. CNE’s Noah Slusher and Greg Warman scored two goals each, and Goshen’s Taylor Jones scored two goals. • In girls’ soccer, CNE beat Goshen 5-1, Aug. 26. CNE’s Maggie Sullivan and Lindsey

Berning scored two goals each and Kylie Sumner scored one goal. • In boys’ golf, Bethel beat Clermont Northeastern 182198, Aug. 26.

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Aug. 23. • The girls’ golf team beat Wyoming 193-252, Aug. 23. McNick’s Lucy Frey shot three over par 41 at Wyoming. On Aug. 25, McNick beat Glen Este 175-199. • In girls’ tennis, Dayton Carroll beat McNick 5-0, Aug. 24. • In boys’ soccer, McNick tied with Loveland 2-2, Aug. 25. McNick’s Nick Hunt and Brad Rolfes scored one goal each.

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U-19 girls were foundation for Ohio Elite soccer By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

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Alyssa Rich kicks around the ball while practicing with her Ohio Elite team in 2008. Rich has been one of the standouts for Ohio Elite’s strongest teams.

The Ohio Elite Soccer Academy has developed an impressive reputation for its ability to develop players, especially when it comes to girls teams. And a major reason for the continued success has been the U-19 team, which has found success at every age group along the way. That team won eight consecutive state championships, played in five regional championship games, won two regional championships and appeared in the national final in 2009. They were regional runner-ups this season, the last with the club for many of the girls, as U-19 is the oldest age group they can play. “They were pretty successful for us,” said head coach Doug Bracken. Bracken is also the girls director of coaching for Ohio Elite. “This team was the start of building a very successful program. I’ve coached them since they were 10 years old. They were the first team I worked with when I came to Cincinnati and they have been our most successful team. “These girls have received some impressive accolades. They all play Division I soccer, three of the kids are in the national team pool and one of them made the ESPN Rise All-Decade

team. This is a team I will always remember. They were not only great players but they are great kids and, in a lot of ways, they helped us establish Ohio Elite.” Some of the top players on the team were Elizabeth Burchenal, a St. Ursula graduate who will attend the University of North Carolina, Tara Campbell, a McNicholas alumna who was an All-ACC player as a freshman at Duke University last season, Alyssa Rich, a Milford alumna who made the ACC All-freshman team this year at the University of North Carolina, and Meredith Snow, an Indian Hill grad who was a captain for Ohio Elite and was also a captain at the University of Mississippi in her sophomore season. Alix Hildal, a Sycamore alumna who went on to play with Snow at Ole Miss, was another standout. Bracken said he knew this team would be special when they won their first regional title when they were 14 years old. “We went to nationals and learned some lessons, but you could tell the kids were hungry to keep getting better,” he said. “That was the first time I knew they had a chance to be special.” Even though Bracken was a college coach for 10 years and played soccer for much of his life, he said he learned

a lot from his years coaching that group of girls. “They gave me the opportunity to coach in a lot of big games and when you coach in big games you learn and get better,” he said. “They really put me in every situation you can be in as a coach. I’m a way different coach now than I was nine years ago.” The Ohio Elite girls teams are now strong all the way through the academy as many won state titles and the U-17 team won a regional championship. “We have some very good teams now, but the important part is that we helped develop a lot of individual players,” Bracken said. “Even more than team success we want to help individuals develop and become successful in high school and college. We have a lot of good players, and not just on that one team.” Bracken did say he developed a special bond with the U-19 girls since he’s been coaching them for the last eight years. “It’s fun to see them progress. I was able to go around the country and see a lot of those kids play this year and it’s fun to watch that. I remain close with all of those kids and keep up with them. We want to help them get to whatever level they want so to see them get that is the fun part of coaching.”

153 acrocheer tumblers place in top 3 at state Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson struck gold again in the AAU Junior Olympic State Championship meet. In the individual championships Acrocheer had 44 (state champion) gold medal winners, 19 silver medal winners and 15 bronze medal winners. The team competed in 99 events and had a total of 78 competitors in the top three places in the AAU Junior Olympic State Meet. There is no team competition; everything is individual. Power tumbling has competition in three events: tumbling, trampoline and double minitrampoline. Acrocheer had four girls: Ali

Asbury, Delilah Folk, Kassidy Nafziger, Amber Russell and one boy, Alex Link, who were state champions in all three events. State champions in two events were Sarah Crable, Jessica Doan, Tessa Doan, Lily Ganote, Jasmine Haas, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Megan Roberts, Emily Swertfeger and Laura Vilardo. State champions in one event were Savannah Fox, Lily Malone, Isabella (Bella) Motto, Katelyn Nevin, Leah Roadhouse, Sierra Stepp, Sadie Stover, Dawson Vilardo and Sami Vogel. Silver medal winners were Sarah Crable, Elie Fermann, Savannah Fox (3), Lily Ganote, Jasmine Haas,

A double and a two-base error equals three runs for the 16U Cincinnati Spikes as Joe Bodnar (2) of Madeira and Joe Bolden (3) of Colerain congratulate Trevor Cunningham (23) of Milford High at the plate.

Emily Henkes, Alyssa Joyce (2), Lily Malone, Isabella (Bella) Motto (2), Katlelyn Nevin, Leah Roadhouse, Tiffany Russell, Alex Stevens (2), Sadie Stover, Makenzie Tyler and Laura Vilardo. Bronze medal winners were Elie Fermann, Savannah Fox, Katie Lambert, Emily Lewis, Lily Malone, Megan Roberts, Tiffany Russell, Sierra Stepp (2), Alex Stevens, Sadie Stover, Emily Swertfeger, Makenzie Tyler, Dawson Vilardo and Allison Young. Nicole Jordan had an elbow injury and did not compete. Competing in both the USTA State Championship Meet and the AAU Junior

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The Acrocheer Gymnastics Power Tumbling Team of Anderson shows off its trophies it recently won at the USTA State Championship Meet. In back, from left, are assistant coach Ken Sands, Sami Vogel, Natalie Heimbrock, Tess Renusch, Sophie Lewis, Sierra Stepp, Sadie Stover, Lily Ganote, Katelyn Nevin, Emily Swertfeger, Dawson Vilardo, Alex Stevens and head coaches Helen Perry and Don Perry. In third row are Mackenzie Tyler, Sarah Crable, Tiffany Russell, Katie Lambert, Lily Malone, Emily Lewis, Julia Migliara, Nicole Jordan and Alex Link. In second row are Delilah Folk, Bella Motto, Laura Vilardo, Emily Henkes, Leah Roadhouse, Katie Osborne, Elie Fermann, Sahvannah Fox, Ali Asbury, Allison Young and Amber Russell. In front are Kassidy Nafziger and Alyssa Joyce. Not pictured are Jessica Doan, Tessa Doan, Jasmine Haas and Megan Roberts. Olympic State Championship Meet Acrocheer had a total of 82 (state champion) gold medal winners, 41 silver medal winners and 30 bronze medal winners.

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With leftfielder Ty Amman of Moeller watching, all eyes are on the outfield as the 16U Cincinnati Flames shortstop Hunter Voshell (left) of Clermont Northeastern can’t handle the throw and Trevor Cunningham (23) of Milford looks to head to third base for the16U Cincinnati Spikes.

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Milford High School’s Trevor Cunningham nails a double for the 16U Cincinnati Spikes in their 9-3 victory over the 16U Cincinnati Flames.

High school baseball 16U heavyweights Cincinnati Flames and Cincinnati Spikes matched up recently in an early summer season game. Winning pitcher was Aaron Goe and losing pitcher was John Tanner of Moeller. Save went to Matt Blankenship of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Schools included in the game were Moeller, Sycamore, Clermont Northeastern, CHCA, Milford, Batavia, Madeira and Colerain.

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With coach Patrick O’Donnell looking on, Connor Ferguson of Milford makes his way home for the 16U Cincinnati Spikes.


VIEWPOINTS 2nd District congressional race interesting

I remember back in the day – 2004 to be exact – you could still tell the difference between the parties. Candidate Jean Schmidt did her 4th of July campaigning in the White House with President Bush, while Paul Hackett celebrated the Fourth with a group of rafters who were paddling down the Ohio for some cause. Each candidate was keeping company with his/her core support group: Ms. Schmidt, rich Republicans; Mr. Hackett, common folk who support charities. There was a lesson in there; more than one, in fact. While I thought that it was symbolic of the separateness of the two parties, other Democrats saw things differently. Much differently. Instead of running from the rich, they chased after them. Instead of emphasizing and highlighting the fact that Republicans cozy up to wealth every chance they get, Democrats chose to demonstrate trustworthiness by having rich friends, too. This past primary season, Democrats had two candidates whose names were difficult to pronounce. One of the candidates whose name was difficult for me to pronounce – David Krikorian, sounds like Dr. Kevorkian – made a joke about how hard his opponent’s name is to say, Surya Yalamanchili. Mr. Krikorian got dumped by the Democratic committee in less time than it takes to swat a young fly. Now Democrats have a candidate who sat next to Donald Trump – the name is still difficult to pronounce. Donald Trump is a friend of working people; believes in fair taxes? This is a campaign? Problem is that I grew up

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What do you think about Kentucky Speedway getting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event for 2011? Do you plan to attend? “Anything that helps the local economy (legally) is a good thing! I’m all for the Speedway event, if they can get it. I won’t be attending, though. Not my cup of STP. :-)” B.B. “NASCAR is an example of what went on 100 years ago in business when Rockefeller and Standard Oil ran the little guys out of the oil business. “Bruton Smith, who recently bought the Kentucky Speedway, also owns seven other major speedways. The former owner of the Kentucky Speedway, Jerry Carroll, created Kentucky Speedway from nothing. “NASCAR would not award him a major ‘Cup’ race. It was not until after Bruton Smith purchased the speedway in 2008 that NASCAR thought about allowing a ‘Cup’ race there. “Carroll had filed a federal lawsuit to challenge NASCAR’s decision to not award a ‘Cup’ race there until Bruton Smith owned the speedway. “There is no better example of modern day restraint of trade that is illegal than what has occurred with NASCAR and Bruton Smith. “One plus one still adds up to two. I am an ardent race fan. I will

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Republican; rough campaigns are part of how things go in the Republican world – you don’t even get to be candidate for dogcatcher without a fight to the finish. Shoot, even the winners carry scars to their graves. Now that I vote with the Democrats, I am having a hard time figuring out their campaign strategy. Hit hard and hit often isn’t it, unfortunately. Lie repeatedly and loudly isn’t it, fortunately. Explanations of how we got where we are and how we are going to get out -– well that takes too long to say, no one is going to follow a strategy like that. If we’re going to mimic Republicans, let’s not mimic their sycophantic relationship with moneyed interests – Andrew Jackson would be insulted. Let’s imitate their killer instinct. The way the congressional campaign in Clermont County is going right now, Ms. Schmidt will need only to vote for herself to make sure she gets elected. At least if the Republicans take over we’ll be able to outlaw talk about global warming, the national debt and civil rights while making sure the police won’t need to go out on calls because we’re all armed to the teeth and shoot to kill. There’s nothing quite as fascinating as a nation that votes against science while voting itself into indentured servitude. I guess it’s easier than thinking and working things out – at least until the CO2 chokes us all. I’m just sayin’... Leonard Harding is a resident of Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at clermont@communitypress.com.

Next questions Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not? Every week The Milford-Maimi Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to loveland@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. never attend a race at Kentucky Motor Speedway. “I prefer to go to Lawrenceburg, which is one of the best-kept secrets in local auto racing. Go to Winchester and Salem, Ind., for the best racing for a more affordable price. “O’Reilys Raceway Park on the west side of Indianapolis also provides local race fans with excellent racing. “Kentucky Speedway and NASCAR is a monopoly which I will not support.” J.S.D. “What the hell is the KY Speedway???” J.G. “It’s not likely that I’ll ever attend a NASCAR event at the Kentucky Speedway, however, I think the Speedway is one of the jewels in the Queen City’s crown and wish it every success.” R.V

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Why do some Milford school board members insist on calling modular classroom units “trailers?” Modulars are specifically designed to enhance the educational experience – you will never see one being pulled down the road by a pick-up truck. Perhaps these school board members are politically grandstanding by painting an “ain’t it awful” scenario from which they are rescuing us. I am outraged by such insensitive statements as, “we’re getting our kids out of trailers into a building ... ” Many children in our district live in trailers (mobile homes)

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have meaning; choose your words carefully and accurately. Randy Kleine Riverside Drive Milford

Help Me Grow program shows results Every day on average, 98 children in Ohio are victims of abuse or neglect – an estimated 36,000 a year. For law enforcement officials, this is a staggering statistic. As the prosecuting attorney in Clermont County, I can tell you that charges of child abuse and neglect are among the most heart wrenching cases that come before the court. Fortunately, there is hope. Ohio is making a major investment in preventing child abuse and neglect by supporting the Help Me Grow program, here in Clermont County and throughout the state. This program sends trained workers to the homes of at-risk parents who choose to participate. By educating parents to raise healthy kids from the start, the programs can help create safer environments for children at an early age. Current funding from the Ohio state legislature provides $36.5 million for the Help Me Grow program – enabling at-risk parents to get the mentoring and professional guidance they need to raise healthy children. Law enforcement officials across Ohio strongly support highquality home visiting programs because research shows these programs work. Not only do they reduce child abuse, they also help cut crime and in the long run save taxpayers money.

A long-term study of one voluntary home-visiting model program, the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), found that parents who enrolled were half Donald White as likely to abuse their kids as those Community who did not parPress guest ticipate. columnist In addition, children whose mothers did not participate in the program were more than twice as likely to be convicted of a crime by age 19 than those who did participate. High-quality, voluntary home visiting is definitely cost effective. The NFP study found that the program saved about $18,000 for every family served. Those cost savings come in many forms, including reduced crime costs. Ohio spends an estimated $900 million each year on child abuserelated matters. The bottom line: We must protect our most vulnerable children and provide them with every opportunity to have a fair chance at life. I understand all too well the budget challenges our elected officials face. As our elected state leaders continue to craft the next state budge, law enforcement leaders

The bottom line: We must protect our most vulnerable children and provide them with every opportunity to have a fair chance at life. across Ohio are urging that our elected leaders continue to support high-quality home visitation programs. And, with passage of the recent health care reform act, there is an additional incentive. By demonstrating a strong commitment to home visiting programs, Ohio can remain eligible for additional federal dollars to support this program over the next five years by seeking competitive funds made available through health care reform. In times of fiscal restraint, we need to spend our limited funds wisely. What better investment can we make than helping protect children from abuse and neglect while also making our communities safer? Donald White is the prosecuting attorney in Clermont County, and past president for the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.

Share your stories about Social Security The most important and successful domestic program in our nation’s history turned 75 Aug. 14. For three quarters of a century, Social Security has provided a financial lifeline to millions of Americans. In Ohio, about 1.9 million men, women and children receive more than $1.9 million a month in Social Security retirement, survivors and disability benefits. In Clermont County, about 28,000 people receive nearly $29,000 every month in benefits, while in Hamilton County, about 135,000 beneficiaries receive monthly benefits of more than $132,000. To celebrate our 75th anniversary, Social Security has launched a video contest titled, “How Social Security Has Made a Difference in My Life!” Please consider creating YouTube videos that share how the program has made a difference in your life, or in the lives of family members, friends or others you know.

The contest runs through Aug. 27, and we will announce the winner Sept. 10. We will feature the winning video on Social Security’s website, Luciano YouTube, FaceDeLeon book and Twitter sites, as well as in Community other promotional Press guest and educational columnist efforts. For more information, please see the contest page at w w w. s o c i a l s e c u r i t y. g o v /open/contest/, which includes video and online entry form. If video is not for you, we still want you to share your personal stories and reflections about how Social Security has touched your life. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and click on “Social Security Celebrates 75 Years of Public Service.” Selected stories will be edited for

content and brevity and posted for everyone to read. For example: • How has the Social Security disability program helped you? • How did it feel to receive your first retirement check? • Tell us if you received survivors benefits when a loved one died. • How did a Social Security Administration employee go above and beyond to provide you with great service? Social Security remains a solid foundation for survivors, retirees and people with disabilities and their family members. I encourage everyone to visit our website, share his or her story, and join me in wishing Social Security a happy 75th anniversary. Luciano DeLeon is the manager of the Social Security office in Batavia. Do you have a Social Security question? Would you like to schedule a free Social Security-related presentation for your organization or worksite? Contact susan.denny@ssa.gov.

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Milford High School math teacher Jim Craven hangs a poster in his classroom in the school’s new ninth-grade wing Thursday, Aug. 26.

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Milford High School intervention specialist Tim Maley stacks books on the shelves of a cabinet in his new classroom Thursday, Aug. 26.

MHS teachers move into ninth-grade wing

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Milford High School’s ninth-grade teachers have been busy unpacking heavy boxes, hanging posters and maps and making sure the desks are just right for their students. The teachers are moving into the school’s brand-new

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Milford High School world history and geography teacher Eric Reichert unpacks files as he prepares for the first day of school in the new ninth-grade wing.

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Milford High School science teacher Gary Parks brings supplies for his new classroom into the school’s new ninthgrade wing Thursday, Aug. 26.

ninth-grade wing, which will open to students the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 7. “I’m very excited,” said intervention specialist Tim Maley. “I shared a room with two other intervention specialists last year and it was very crowded. Now

there will be fewer distractions and that’ll increase student achievement.” The ninth-grade wing is part of a $30 million construction and renovation project at the high school, which also includes a new cafeteria, music wing and commons area.

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Summer computer technicians Suzette Ritchey and Troy Hogeback set up a computer lab at Milford High School’s new ninth-grade wing Thursday, Aug. 26.

New facility will help train firefighters The Miami Township Fire Department showed off a new training facility Aug. 24 built in part from a $7,500 grant from the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. The training facility at the Live Oaks Career Center in Miami Township is a wooden maze built into a trailer. Assistant Fire Chief Daniel Mack said it is intended to simulate conditions a firefighter would face while using self-contained breathing apparatus in tight areas at the scene of a fire. “We were unable to fund

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Miami Township firefighter David Jetter encounters what appears to be a body while crawling through a wooden maze that is part of a training simulator at the Live Oaks Career Center in Miami Township.

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Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. and local agency, Neace Lukens, presented a $7,500 grant to the Miami Township Fire Department Aug. 24 for a self-contained breathing apparatus training simulator at the Live Oaks Career Center in Miami Township. From left are Miami Township Assistant Chief Daniel Mack, Jim Hawley of Fireman’s Fund and Richard Lonneman of Neace Lukens.

this project with our own budget,” Mack said. “We are thankful for this grant that has allowed us to add a valuable training tool to our facility, providing firefighters with important safety and survival training.” Firefighter David Jetter crawled through the maze during a demonstration, encountering tight spaces, obstructions and a dummy intended to simulate a body. Another level can be added to the maze to provide training in entering

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Miami Township firefighter David Jetter prepares to enter a training simulator Aug. 24 at Live Oaks Career Center. The simulator was built with help from a grant by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. attics. Mack said the maze will be available for use by other fire departments. The grant, which was presented to the fire department through Neace Lukens, a local agent for Fireman’s Fund, was used to purchase the material and

tools needed to build the new training course. The grant is part of a nationwide philanthropic program funded by Fireman’s Fund designed to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments. Since 2004, Fire-

man’s Fund has issued grants to more than 1,500 different departments totaling more than $25 million. Independent insurance agencies that sell Fireman’s Fund products, like Neace Lukens, are able to direct these grants to fire departments.


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St. Vincent de Paul volunteer honored with Gatch Award By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

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Motorcycles line up outside Freedom in the Wind Church on Ohio 131 Sunday, Aug. 15.

Miami Twp. church going ‘hog wild’ By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

Every Sunday, Larry Herald preaches the teachings of the Bible to his congregation. He sings worship songs and counsels members of the church through tough times. But with a love of black leather and motorcycles, Herald isn’t a typical pastor. Since 2007, Herald has lead a Harley-loving group of Christians at Freedom in the Wind Church, 1232 Ohio 131, in Miami Township. “If you came in and closed your eyes, you’d think you were in a contemporary modern church,” Herald said. “Then you look around and people are there in chaps and leather jackets. It’s pretty common for people to come in with cut off Tshirts, but we have some people with lots of tattoos and some people with no tattoos.” The church is sponsored by Kenwood Baptist Church and has weekly Sunday morning services at 11 a.m. “The bottom line is we’re a church that teaches the Bible and does it in a way that everyone understands it,” he said. “We don’t deviate from the truth, we sing and praise and worship.” Herald said he started the church after he and his biker friends had trouble fitting in at more traditional churches. “If we brought someone in who was tattooed and in leather, people just kind of looked at them and it didn’t make that person feel welcome,” he said. “It made it hard for us to take somebody to church.” Gary Sears, an elder in the church, said because of negative stereotypes about

bikers, some people get the wrong idea when they drive past the church’s bike-filled parking lot. “I think people are surprised when they do attend and find out we’re not a cult and we’re a viable church sponsored by one of the largest churches in Cincinnati,” he said. Sears also agreed with Herald, saying he enjoys the church’s laid back atmosphere. “I feel very relaxed when I get there,” he said. “I’m able to listen to the word and enjoy myself without worrying about what people might think of how I’m dressed or how I look or how long my hair is.” Though Herald lives in North College Hill, he said he wanted to start a church in Milford because of the large motorcycle community there. “We knew we wanted to be in the Milford area because it has a lot of motorcycles,” he said. “It was our target area because we did research into the demographics and found that’s where they were.” The last Saturday of each month the church hosts an open house with free food and music for anyone interested in learning more. “It gives people the chance to come see the facility and meet the pastors and the rest of the team,” Herald said. “We welcome everybody that comes in. We treat them all with respect and we don’t judge you based on what you look like. We take you as you are and try to help you along your walk.” The next open house will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. For more information, visit freedominthewind.com.

Nancy Haines’ says her sense of volunteerism came from her parents. “Whenever we said there was something we couldn’t do, my mom would say, ‘We’re Americans, not Ameri-can’ts,’” Haines said. “They raised 11 children, but were still able to help whenever anyone needed it.” The Miami Township resident received the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award at the League of Women Voters of Clermont County Suffragist Event Tuesday, Aug. 24. The award is given to a Clermont County women who volunteers her time and talents to improve the community. Haines began her service to the community when she worked for a moving company in Virginia Beach, Va. “People would have things they didn’t want to take during the move, so I would bring them home and give them to people who needed it,” Haines said. When she moved to Miami Township in 1997, Haines brought that practice with her. She worked with Mary Miller, namesake of the Mary Miller Fund, to find furniture for people in need. When her mom passed away, Nancy renamed this effort Ann’s Attic. About 10 years ago, Haines started working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. When she first started, Haines made weekly

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Karen Huff, the executive director for the Milford-Miami Township Chamber of Commerce, was nominated for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award because of the her volunteer work helping the friends, family and military supporters of Clermont County’s fallen heroes.

Clothing giveaway

The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton will hold their annual clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16, in the church cafeteria, 5900 Buckwheat Road. The organization also is accepting clothing, item and monetary donations. Anyone who wishes to donate should call the parish at 575-0119.

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Nancy Haines, center, a volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, won the 2010 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award. From left are: League of Women Voters of Clermont County President Yvette Duguay, Haines, and Suffragist Event emcee former Clermont County Judge Priscilla O’Donnell.

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Cathy Gatch, granddaughter of Orpha Gatch and owner of Milford Pottery, announced the winner of the 2010 Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award during the League of Women Voters Suffragist Event Tuesday, Aug. 24. trips to the FreestoreFoodbank to bring food to needy families. Haines now makes five trips per week to benefit Clermont County families. Last year she delivered 300,000 pounds of food to the St. Vincent de Paul pantry and Teen Challenge. “I’m already downtown (for work) and people are hungry,” she said. “I just feel like, if you’re able to do something to help the community, you should.” She also started and collects clothing for the church’s biannual clothing giveaway. “We had family that would help us with clothes, but I don’t see that kind of family support anymore,” she said. “Almost every time we have the giveaway, you can hear people say how much they needed something. Like, ‘I didn’t have a coat when I came in, but now I do.’” Haines’ husband Bob Haines said winning the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award validates the hours his wife spends volunteering.

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Alice Ballard, site manager for St. Mark’s Community, was nominated for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award because of her volunteer efforts with senior citizens. “This really shows her that people recognize that what she does makes a difference,” he said. “I’m so proud of her.” Her daughter Sarah Haines also said she was proud of her mom. “When she won the Clermont 20/20 Leadership Award, she said she didn’t deserve it. She’s amazing and has a heart of gold. You couldn’t ask for anything more in a person, so I think she does deserve the recognition,” Sarah said. Haines said she was “thrilled and humbled” to win the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award, but she accepted it on behalf of all the St. Vincent de Paul volunteers. “If it wasn’t for all of us, nothing would happen. I could bring the food, but if there wasn’t someone to put it away and give it out, it would just sit there,” she said. In addition to working

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Melissa Fossier was nominated for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award because of the volunteer work she does in memory of her daughter Natalie, including the Natalie Fossier Scholarship Fund.

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Judy Adams of the Bethel Building and Loan was nominated for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award based on her involvement with the Bethel business community and her efforts in planning community events. full time and volunteering with the St. Vincent de Paul, Haines also works with her son’s Boy Scout Troop, volunteers for political campaigns and helps with the annual church festival.

Peacock found in New Richmond By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

Jacob the peacock has been spotted after a brief disappearance from the streets of New Richmond. Mayor Ramona Carr said the peacock, who had been hanging around for more than a year, was reported missing after the village’s RiverDays festival Aug. 20 to Aug. 22. She said Jacob apparently had been scared by the large crowds. However, he was spotted Sunday, Aug. 29, under an awning at New Richmond Auto Sales, 335 Front St., Carr said. The peacock was named Jacob, after Jacob Light, the village’s founder. Carr said no one knows where the peacock came from.

“He mostly stays on Front Street,” Carr said, although he has been spotted around the New Richmond schools in the Watkins Hill Road area. She said people feed him cracked corn, peanuts and Little Debbie snack cakes. “He is pretty street smart,” Carr said. “I saw him chasing a dog one day.” The Midwest climate doesn’t bother Jacob. “We saw him walking through the snow all winter,” Carr said. Bob Lees, owner of the Front Street Cafe, said this spring some village merchants thought Jacob might be getting lonely. “He was getting friendly with the ducks and geese,” he said. So they pitched in and purchased a

peahen from a farmer in Brown County. The peahen was named Susanna, after the wife of the founder of the village of Susanna, which merged with New Richmond. “We got the two together, and they both seemed happy,” Lees said. “Then, all of a sudden they both disappeared.” Jacob reappeared, and Susanna has been spotted around the village, but not in the company of Jacob. “She’s more elusive than Jacob,” Lees said. He thinks the courtship may have been successful and Susanna is looking for a place to build a nest. The mayor said Jacob is welcome to stay as long as he likes. “He’s our town bird,” Carr said.

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Digital Arts Festival, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Photographic works by members of the Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County. Presented by Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County. 732-5200. Batavia.

COOKING CLASSES

Cooking in the Gardens, 9 a.m.-noon, Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Identify, harvest, prepare and learn ways to enjoy local vegetables and herbs. With French home cooks Brigitte Cordier and Martine Enselme. Ages 14 and up, must be accompanied by an adult. $70 for two, $40. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 235-2644, bmcordier@gmail.com. Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET

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

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. 3242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

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

FOOD & DRINK

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 and Ben Alexander Duo. 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.

GARDEN SHOWS

Williamsburg Garden Club Mum Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Williamsburg Mum Sales, U.S. 32 and McKeever Road, $4 for eightinch pot or three for $11. Larger 12-inch pots available for $12. Call ahead for large orders. Benefits beautification of Williamsburg Community. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 724-7824. Williamsburg.

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

First Friday on the River Music, 5-9 p.m., New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way, Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.

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Digital Arts Festival, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 732-5200. Batavia.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Frontier Square Dance Club, 8-10:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St., Plus-level square and round dance club. Prerounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; frontiersquares.tripod.com. Milford.

DANCE CLASSES

Hip Hop Special Engagement, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Intermediate class) and 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Advanced class), Broadway Bound Dance Academy, 10580 Loveland Madeira Road, Master classes with Elonzo Coppins, award-winning choreographer. $20. Registration required. 774-9474; www.broadwaybounddance.com. Loveland.

EDUCATION

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

FARMERS MARKET

Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland.

Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown.

FESTIVALS

Russian Fest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Authentic Russian food, imported Russian crafts, Russian jewelry, religious books and icons, live music and children’s activities. Benefits St. George Russian Orthodox Church. Free. Presented by St. George Russian Orthodox Church. 683-0150; www.stgeorgeroc.org. Loveland.

GARDEN SHOWS

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

HISTORIC SITES

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, With half-price appetizers and drink specials. 752-0700. Union Township.

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

RECREATION

Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; www.molerracewaypark.com. Williamsburg.

SHOPPING

Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Village of New Richmond, 102 Willow St., Business and residential sales. 553-4146. New Richmond. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 4

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 1 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., CCGS Trustee Clare Holthaus speaks on the Clermont County homes that were removed from the East Fork Lake region to the Sharon Woods Village in Sharonville. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia.

FARMERS MARKET

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

PROVIDED

Join former Tour de France cyclist Davis Phinney and more than 1,000 cyclists, runners and walkers in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease at the Sunflower Revolution Charity Bike Ride and Run/Walk Sunday, Sept. 12 at Riverside Park, 100 Race St., Milford. The 100K ride starts at 8 a.m.; the 40K ride, 9 a.m.; 20K ride along the Little Miami Bike Trail, 9 a.m.; 5K morning run/walk and 2K Sunday stroll are both at 8:45 a.m. Includes lunch and T-shirt and benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation. Costs are: $85; advance online, $80 for 100K and 40K rides; Family Ride, $40; 5K run and 2K walk, $25; free for ages 12 and under. Visit www.sunflowerrev.org. Here, Phinney cruises in the Sunflower Revolution bike ride in 2008.

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township.

HOME & GARDEN

HISTORIC SITES

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

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FARMERS MARKET

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

MUSEUMS

Museum Open House, 1-4 p.m., Harmony Hill, 229 S. Third St., Clermont County Historical Society and Harmony Hill Association museums open and archives available for research. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 724-7790; www.clermonthistoric.org. Williamsburg. Ross Gowdy House Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Ross Gowdy House Museum, 125 George St. 553-4146. New Richmond.

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Anna and Milovan, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road. 734-3548. Bethel.

NATURE

Creek Romp and Canoe Exploration, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Guided, in-the-stream hybrid hike and canoe exploration to find creatures and fossils. Bring old shoes and towels. Ages 5 and up. Family friendly. $6, $3 children, free for members. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

SHOPPING

Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Village of New Richmond, 553-4146. New Richmond.

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CIVIC Clermont County Tea Party, 7-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Meeting shared with all other Clermont County Tea Party Community Groups. Free. Presented by Clermont County Tea Party. 248-0215; www.clermontteaparty.org. Union Township. FARMERS MARKET

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5:30 p.m., Sports Page Cafe, 453 Cincinnati Batavia Pike. Severe weather may shorten market times. Presented by Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. 688-1009; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Mount Carmel.

SHOPPING

MUSIC - CONCERTS

HOME & GARDEN

Village-Wide Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Village of New Richmond, 553-4146. New Richmond. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 6

EXERCISE CLASSES

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

FARMERS MARKET

Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 575-2022. Miami Township. Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; www.newtownmarket.com. Newtown.

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

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EXERCISE CLASSES Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m., Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township. FARMERS MARKET

Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 633-5218; milfordfarmersmarket.com. Milford. Shaw Farms Produce, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Shaw Farms Produce, 5752022. Miami Township.

New Richmond Concert Series, 7 p.m., The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, Oola Kahn Grotto. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.

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NATURE

RECREATION

Little Adventurers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Weekly though Nov. 9. Includes outdoor adventure, nature, math, literature, music and art. Topic varies weekly. Must be potty-trained. Ages 3-5. $155, $125 members. Registration required. 8311711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

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

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland. Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 5281622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

New School Group Leader Orientation, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, For those who enjoy sharing nature with students. Find out what happens during a typical field trip and what type of training and resources are available. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 6979705. Loveland.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Sinatra Night, 6-9 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 5 p.m. Family friendly. No cover charge. 248-2999. Milford.

NATURE

Monarch Mayhem, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

RECREATION PROVIDED

Queen Elizabeth I and more than 150 costumed characters welcome visitors at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, held Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day, Sept. 4 through Oct. 17, at Renaissance Park, Ohio 73, Harveysburg. There are 11 stages, thrice daily jousts, more than 140 arts and crafts shops, with many displaying crafts such as stone carving and glassblowing, and food, including turkey legs, ales, and steak on a stake. For the opening weekend, Sept. 4-6, adult tickets (ages 13 and up) are buy one admission, get one admission free. Adult tickets are $19.99, children 5-12 years old, $9.99; and under 5 years old, admitted free. Visit www.renfestival.com.

Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premieres “High,” starring movie and stage actress Kathleen Turner, pictured, with actor Evan Jonigkeit, Saturday, Sept. 4. The play will open on Broadway after showing in Cincinnati through Oct. 2. Turner plays Sister Jamison Connelly, who works in a church-sponsored rehab center. “High” is for mature audiences only. No one under 18 admitted. For tickets, call 800-582-3208 or visit www.cincyplay.com.


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How are celebrities and heroes different? Are being a celebrity and a hero the same thing? No way! It’s much more demanding to be a real hero than a celebrity. Why? Because being a celebrity flows right along with our human ego desires. From birth we all like to be approved, applauded and considered special. We thrill when we cause a look of awe in someone else’s eyes. Though these desires to be admired are natural and normal, yet they’re also precarious because of what they can lead us to surmise about ourselves. Society extols the body more than the soul. We learn quickly that the way to be a celebrity is through qualities of our body: coordination, having a wellformed and beautiful body, good voice, being able to hit or throw a ball far, act well, etc. These positive talents

can be stepping stones to celebrity in America and of benefit to those who possess Father Lou them. Being a Guntzelman hero is far Perspectives more diffic u l t . That’s because being heroic requires going against the natural desires of our ego. It means achieving harder and higher goals that usually lie dormant in us – sacrificing our comfort, pleasure or risking our life for the good of another, overcoming self-centeredness, acting altruistically. For example, we all have a natural desire for selfpreservation. When a soldier risks his or her life to save a combat buddy, or a passerby braves a river current to save someone from

drowning, they go against their natural instinct of selfpreservation and make a more difficult choice to risk themselves for the good of another. That’s a hero. We often see this displayed in police, fire or medical personnel. Whereas celebrity-hood deals with talents of the body, being a hero deals with the deeper talents of the soul and heart. It involves varying amounts of courage. JetBlue’s Steven Slater (sliding down the chute away from his duties) and Lady Gaga are celebrities. The 10 non-military aid workers risking their lives to help poor Afgans for many years, and recently murdered by the Taliban, are heroes. That doesn’t mean celebrities are awful people. It just means it takes so much more giving of ourselves to be called a hero or role model.

Being a hero is far more difficult. That’s because being heroic requires going against the natural desires of our ego. It means achieving harder and higher goals that usually lie dormant in us – sacrificing our comfort, pleasure or risking our life for the good of another, overcoming self-centeredness, acting altruistically. We don’t lack celebrities today. We lack heroes. We lack people who will go against societal pressures, easy instinct, greed and self-centeredness for higher goals such as love, the common good, and genuine concern for others. We need people who will choose an action because it is right, and not because it will “make more money,” “make me famous,” or “get me elected.” Occasionally there are publicly noticed heroes. But there are even more silent heroes. Silent heroes are people

not recognized by others. They are mothers and fathers who go against the natural desire of their own comfort and choose instead the growth and good of their children; businesspersons who forego a lucrative deal because it’s unjust; students who refuse to cheat on their exams; spouses who won’t betray the other … they’re all heroes of the strong, silent sort. Celebrities attract us to themselves; heroes attract us to goodness and service. Celebrities give autographs; heroes give powerful examples to live by.

The distinction between celebrity and hero is crucial, especially for teens and young adults. For, as Dr. Drew Pinsky states, “They are the sponges of our culture. Their values are now being set. Are they really the values we want for our young people to be absorbing? Do we want them to have a revolving-door love life, or a stable relationship? … “I speculate that what drives us toward this phenomenon of elevating people to almost godlike status is not so much the glamour we like focusing on – rather it’s the dysfunction.” I wonder why. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

When you’re flooded with FEMA insurance demands More than 300 Hamilton County homeowners are among thousands from around the nation who have been told they must purchase federal flood insurance to protect their homes. But many say new federal flood plain maps are just plain wrong. John Wright of Springfield Township said he’s upset that the new Federal Emergency Management Flood maps show he’s in a flood plain. He said he’s certain it’s

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not true, but when he failed to buy f l o o d insurance his mortg a g e l e n d e r bought it for him.

“They’re getting $2,175 from me for flood insurance unless I appeal the process,” said Wright. So, Wright has begun his appeal by first hiring a sur-

vey company to check his property. There is a creek in his backyard, but during the six years Wright has lived there he said, “We’ve never had any water at all in our backyard – much less come up the hill to the property.” Nevertheless, it’s that creek that FEMA saw on aerial maps which prompted it to designate Wright’s house as being in a flood plain. Wright argues FEMA never took into account the elevation of his house com-

pared with that of the creek. The company Wright hired to survey his property has completed its work and he said. “They told me the elevation (of my house) was 20 feet above the creek. They are dealing with FEMA as far as the appeals process but they told me they didn’t think I’m in a flood zone whatsoever,” he said. The survey cost Wright more than $700 and, com-

bined with the cost of the flood insurance, he said it’s costing him dearly for what he says is a monumental mistake by FEMA. Other homeowners have also fought the new flood plain designation. So much fuss has been raised by homeowners that the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure calling for reimbursement of those who successfully challenge FEMA.

The measure has yet to be passed by the Senate. Bottom line, if you’re been told your house is now in a flood plain and you believe FEMA is wrong, the first thing to do is hire a surveyor to check out your property. 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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Tune in for the highly sought radio rolls recipe I’m looking out at the cornfield right now and it is amazing to me how much change can occur in a garden over the span of a couple weeks. Now the stalks are turning brown and there are just a few stray ears stubbornly hanging on. My peppers and tomatoes are still bearing nicely, and the gourds climbing up the corn stalks look healthy, so the kids will have fun picking those in a couple of months.

Radio roll recipe

I have to thank Mount Lookout reader Tom Heitkamp for sleuthing out this recipe and tweaking it to his satisfaction. For Pat and other readers who remembered these rolls from their childhood. Apparently, it’s a German bakery specialty, and there are two versions of it: Tom’s and the elephant ears made with a puff type pastry (though the elephant ears are shaped a bit different).

Tom made this recipe a couple of times and he told me he is happy with this one. Thanks, Tom!

Rolls: 1

⁄2 cup shortening (Crisco) 1 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup boiling water 1 package active dry yeast 1 ⁄2 cup lukewarm water (110-115 degrees F.) 1 large egg, beaten 21⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups All Bran

Filling:

1 stick butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup chopped nuts (Tom uses walnuts)

Glaze: 1

⁄4 cup butter (1/2 stick) ⁄2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons milk 1 cup powdered sugar 1

Place shortening, sugar and salt in mixing bowl; pour

boiling water over, whisk to blend and let cool until lukewarm. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add yeast mixture, egg, flour and All Bran to cooled ingredients. Stir until well blended. The dough will be soft. Place dough, covered, in refrigerator overnight. When ready to bake, combine filling ingredients in a small bowl; stir well to blend and set aside. Remove dough from refrigerator, and on a wellfloured work surface, roll out dough to a 10-by-16-by-1⁄4 thick rectangle. Spread filling mixture evenly on top to within 1⁄2 inch of edges. Starting with a long side, roll up like a jelly roll into a log; moisten seam and pinch to seal. Roll log back and forth to even it, extending it to 20 inches long. Cut log crosswise into ten 2-inch thick slices. Place slices, cut side

down, on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets pressing and patting them into 31⁄2-inch rounds. Cover lightly and place in warm place to rise. When rolls are puffy (after 11⁄2 to 2 hours), place baking sheets on upper-third and lower-third oven racks of preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating positions halfway through for even baking. For glaze, melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar; bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes. Remove from heat. Add milk, stir to blend. Return to heat and heat to a boil. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth. Glaze thickens on cooling; if necessary, reheat glaze to maintain spreading consistency. Remove rolls from oven, and immediately brush them with glaze mixture. Let rest

on baking sheets 10 minutes then cool on wire racks. Makes 10 rolls. More roll recipes: For some similar roll recipes, go to Rita’s online column at www.communitypress.com or call 513-591-6163.

Carol Etter’s easy chocolate zucchini bread/cake

Here’s another fun recipe to add to your zucchini bread/cake file. Carol told me she has made my chocolate zucchini bread/ cake recipe and liked it. “Very moist and freezes well,” she said. She saw an even easier version in a magazine, and says it’s also very moist and easy. One chocolate cake mix 1 cup shredded and squeezed zucchini 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate pieces Make cake mix according to package directions. Add

zucchini and chocolate pieces. Bake in Rita a tube pan, Heikenfeld sprayed, at Rita’s kitchen 3 5 0 degrees 40 minutes or until cake tester is clean. Cool on rack for minimum 1 ⁄2 hour before removing from pan. Complete cooling and ice if desired.

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Shillito’s chicken pot pie. For Irene Johnson. “I believe it was in the Enquirer many years ago, in the 1980s or ’90s,” she told me.

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• Like Panera’s black bean soup • Bravo’s dipping sauce Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Clermont Seniors offer Tai Chi classes this fall The Union Township and Miami Township Lifelong Learning Centers, sponsored

by Clermont Senior Services, are offering Tai Chi lessons at various levels.

Scheduled classes include: • Tai Chi 1 (Beginners) is: Tuesdays – 3 p.m., for 10

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weeks beginning Sept. 14, at Union Township Lifelong Learning Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Call 9477333. Cost is VIP: $30; Guest: $50. Thursdays – 10 a.m., for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 16, at Miami Township Lifelong Learning Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Call 248-4345. Cost is VIP: $30; Guest: $50. • Tai Chi 2 (Advanced)

introduces nine more moves in this class. The schedule is: Thursdays – 1 p.m., for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 16, at Miami Township Lifelong Learning Center.Call 248-4345. Cost is VIP: $30; Guest: $50. • Eternal Tai Chi is for participants who have completed Tai Chi 1 and Tai Chi 2. It is Thursdays – 2:30 p.m., for six weeks begin-

ning Sept. 16, at Miami Township Lifelong Learning Center. Call 248-4345. Cost is VIP: $18; Guest: $30. • Tahitian Toning is a belly dancing for all ages. It is: Thursdays – 1 p.m., for six weeks beginning Sept. 16, at Union Township Lifelong Learning Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Call 9477333. Cost is VIP: $20; Guest: $30.

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Grange youth worked hard in park

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The Beechmont Squares will offer square dancing lessons beginning Sept. 20 at Locust Corner School.

Beechmont Squares to offer classes in Pierce Twp.

The Beechmont Square will offer western square dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. No partner is required. Ages 12 to 99 welcome. Sharon Murphy is the caller-instructor. Admission is $5 per person per class. The Sept. 20 class is free. Children age 12 to 17 are free with a paying

adult after Sept. 20. Rhythm not required, just the ability to walk at a medium pace. No special equipment needed, just wear comfy shoes. For more information, contact: Rob or Deb Embry at 513-752-3309 or e-mail deblou9@hotmail.com; Mark or Veida Wasserman at 513-871-6010 or e-mail veidawasserman@gmail. com.

Howdy folks, Mark your calendar for the Clermont Senior Services’ art, antique and collectible auction Friday, Sept. 10. The time is 5 p.m. till 9:30 p.m. This helps raise money for several different services for the seniors of Clermont County. It will be held at Receptions Eastgate. For more information, call the Senior Services at 7241255. Last Tuesday evening the juniors of Monroe Grange went to Bethel and helped clean up the brush inside the walking path behind the middle school. The ages of the juniors are 5 to 14 years. There were 13 children to help. I took the chain saw to cut down some limbs so the kids could drag them. This was done before the kids got there. After they got there the brush piles were getting bigger, the youngsters were doing a super job. There were eight adults who helped, too. This was a great activity. After the work out, the group went to Burke Park for a picnic. Boy what a

wonderful array of food. It seems the kids can give a good example to us older George folks. When Rooks we think the Ole children are interestFisherman not ed in community service, we should take an example from them. Thanks to Ruth Ann and Bonnie for being their leaders. Last Saturday our daughter Debby had a baby shower for our granddaughter Jenn. The baby will arrive in October. We will be great-grandparents – what a thrill. Now I know there are more great-grandparents but this will be our first. Ruth Ann made a baby quilt and crocheted a sweater, hat and blanket set for the baby. Great-aunt Pauline made a blanket with the baby’s name on it. There was a large group of ladies who came. There was a request for a black-

Schmidt wins state sewing award, to attend sewing camp JoEllen Schmidt, a 15year-old 4-Her, received the prestigious Junior Master Clothing Educators of Ohio Award during the recent Ohio State Fair 4-H Clothing Judging. Schmidt constructed an elaborate Mrs. Potts costume which will be used in the Clermont Northeastern High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” this school year. For her work, she earned the clock trophy for Creative Costumes at the state fair. Every year each Ohio county may nominate one individual in the senior and junior categories to receive the Master Clothing Educators of Ohio Award, which includes a scholarship. Because of Schmidt’s outstanding background in 4-H clothing projects and her continued success with sewing, she was selected out of all Ohio county nominees to be the single recipient Schmidt is a seven-year member of the Chestnut View Crew 4-H Club and her advisors have been Holly Vining and Annie King, both family and consumer sciences teachers at area high schools.

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and a trip to the state fair competition. Schmidt continued to develop her sewing abilities taking a new project each year and placing first at county level every year. At the Ohio State Fair, Schmidt also received Outstanding of the Day each year. Saturday, Oct. 9, the Clermont County OSU Extension Office will host a sewing camp for youth to develop their sewing skills. Experts from Brown, Clermont and Hamilton counties will direct the camp and youth from all three counties are invited. Participants can meet Schmidt and learn her secrets to success. Schmidt is the daughter of Jeff and Rhonda Schmidt of Stonelick Township. For more information about the one-day sewing camp, contact the OSUE, Clermont County office, at 513-732-7070 or e-mail cler@osu.edu.

JoEllen Schmidt of Stonelick Township made this costume for the Clermont Northeastern High School production of “Beauty and the Beast.” She exhibited it at the Clermont County Fair as her 4-H clothing project and won several awards including a prestigious state honor. Schmidt began her 4-H sewing project career in

berry and a peach cobbler and this was made by guess who? Ruth Ann. Our granddaughter Michelle also requested grandma make monkey bread for her. Of course everyone can eat a little as long as Michelle gets the most. While Ruth Ann was gone I got some work done. I built another raised bed. I took the dirt out of one of the railroad beds (raised bed made with railroad ties) to fill the new bed. The two beds with railroad ties will not be used. The two beds of peas we planted are coming up. The beds of cucumbers, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are looking good. We planted radishes in the new bed. We have onion sets to put out after the ones are harvested and put in the freezer to use this winter in cooking. The Bethel United Methodist Church, on Sept. 11, from 2 p.m. till 4:30 p.m., will have games, food, cornhole, crafts, face painting and more, at the Burke Park. The famous Mannings will make ice cream. If you have not enjoyed their ice

cream you are in for a treat so mark your calendar. The ice cream will be ready at 5 p.m. There will be music by local talent then the Cornerstone Gospel Quartet will be there at 7 p.m. So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the afternoon and evening. On Sunday Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. there will be a joint worship service with Rev. Aaron Brown bringing the message. This will be wonderful to hear him preach again. He was our youth pastor several years ago. There will be a covered dish dinner at the middle school at 12:30 p.m. so bring a couple of dishes to share and of course put food in these dishes. This will be a Heritage Celebration for our church. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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RELIGION Bethel Assembly of God

As you get ready for back to school, why not come back to church, too. Besides being a great place for your kids to learn moral values, studies show attending church makes you healthier and happier. The church offers great programs for kids – from babies to teens, relevant teaching to help people live lives connected. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m. Sunday services is 10:45 a.m. Come early for refreshments and coffee. The church is at 321 North Main St., Bethel; 734-2171.

Laurel United Methodist

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

Lerado Church of Christ

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

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

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

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

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

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525, www.LPCUSA.org.

SonRise Community Church

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM www.stpeternewrichmond.org

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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

www.cloughpike.com

CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm www.lindalebaptist.com

ROMAN CATHOLIC

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

www.stbernadetteamelia.org

St. Mary Church, Bethel 3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

EPISCOPAL

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN 25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

EVANGELICAL FREE 844 State Rt. 131

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

513 831 0196

www.milfordchurch.org www.fusionmcc.com info@milfordchurch.org

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

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

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 www.faithchurch.net

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

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

LUTHERAN

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist C h ur c h

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Nursery provided for all services

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY

Williams Corner Church of God

Church members will host an “Old Fashioned Dinner on the Grounds” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, and will continue into the afternoon. The church will be having a pig roast along with soup beans, corn bread, cole slaw and then watermelon or ice cream for dessert, plus tea, lemonade, served the old fashioned way out of crocks, and coffee. In addition to the dinner, there will be preaching and Linda Gibson-Johnson will be the special guest singer. Johnson of Leslie County, Ky., is best know for her releases “Tear Off The Roof,” “Funeral Plans” and “I’m One Of Them.” The dinner is free, donations received. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 625-6459.

Celebrating 25 years

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

Sunday Worship Outdoor Shelter Service 8:30 a.m.

Casual, Contemporary and Music filled service. Enjoy coffee and a donut before the service.

Indoor Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

UNITED METHODIST

Welcomes You

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

www.cloughchurch.org CE-1001565768-01

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Full childcare & church Loveland, OH 45140 school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org CE-1001573340-01

FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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

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

Pastor Mike Smith

513-732-2211

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Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM (Wed) Thomas J. Trunnel, Pastor

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

GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song info: 753-3159 Pastor: Michael Fite c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com

www.williamsburgumc.com

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Interim Youth Director- Lisa Smith

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525

www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

9:30am 10:30am

6:00pm

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

10:30am

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

BROWN COUNTY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD

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

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

4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

www.ameliaumc.org

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson) bcfcog@aol.com

UNITED METHODIST Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

CHURCH OF GOD

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Greg Wood, Cincinnati region manager for Ford Lincoln Mercury, left, helps Al Castrucci and his son, Mike Castrucci, celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mike Castrucci Ford in Milford with a plaque presentation at the family’s Alexandria auto dealership Thursday, Aug. 19.

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BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

752-3521

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org

True Church of God

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

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

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

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

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

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


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 16, underage possession of alcohol, drug possession, Aug. 12. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Aug. 14. Glen T. Williamson, 51, 3547 Michigan Ave., driving under influence, open container, Aug. 13. Harold M. Berrier Jr., 43, 1163 Colthar, criminal trespass, criminal damage, Aug. 14. Randall Packer, 42, 5631 Baines Holding, assault, Aug. 13. Melissa G. Norris, 23, 1286 Pebble Brooke No. 7, drug abuse, Aug. 13. Tina Hendricks, 43, 5776 Ashby Court, domestic violence, Aug. 16.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1110 Fox Run, Aug. 13. Male juvenile was assaulted at 5673 Cypress Way, Aug. 13.

Burglary

Bike taken; $800 at 6516 Oriskany, Aug. 14.

Criminal damage

Door damaged on vehicle at Pete’s Café at 1220 Ohio 28, Aug. 11. Window broken in Bob Cat at 1206 Eagle Ridge, Aug. 12. Windows broken in vehicles at Trestors Auto Parts at Ohio 28, Aug. 12. Window broken in vehicle at 2203 Arrowhead Trail, Aug. 14.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle driven through lawn at 1264 Holland Drive, Aug. 16.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Arby’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 14. Two counterfeit $20 bills passed at Thornton’s at Ohio 28, Aug. 16.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing in apartment at 123 Queen Road, Aug. 14.

Domestic violence

At Ashby Court, Aug. 16.

Passing bad checks

Fictitious check deposited at US Bank; $3,200.74 at Ohio 28, Aug. 16.

Theft

Purse and keys taken from vehicle at 629 River Road, Aug. 11. Fishing boat taken; $650 at 223 Donnelly Drive, Aug. 10. I-Pod taken from vehicle at 6055 Windy Hollow, Aug. 11. Gasoline not paid for at BP Station; $20 at Ohio 131, Aug. 11. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at 1001 Tech Drive, Aug. 12. Lawn ornaments taken at 969 Ohio 28 No. 97, Aug. 13. Catalytic converter taken off vehicle at United Church of God at Techne Center Drive, Aug. 13. Laptop computer, CDs, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,370 at 6022 Ring Lane, Aug. 13. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $20 at Ohio 28, Aug. 13. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $17 at Ohio 28, Aug. 15. Shirt taken from Kohl’s; $25 at Ohio 28, Aug. 15. Various tools and supplies taken from truck; $1,650 at 1151 Willow Wood, Aug. 14. Radar detector taken from vehicle at 108 Commons, Aug. 14. Jewelry taken; $16,920 at 5734 E. Tall Oaks, Aug. 15. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20.17 at Ohio 50, Aug. 16. Male reported this offense at 5877 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Aug. 16. Mail taken from mailbox at 1743 Millbrook Lane, Aug. 16.

MILFORD

Arrests/citations

Kathleen R. Boeres, 61, 6071 Wedgewood Drive, parking, Aug. 17. Dennis J. Braun, 32, 905 Walnut St., abusing harmful intoxicants, Aug. 22. Dwayne Brock, 50, 22 Brooklyn Ave., contempt of court, Aug. 17. Greg Brown, 30, 2377 Victor St, recited, Aug. 16. Jason Carnine, 22, 121 Heather Drive, theft, theft by deception, Aug. 22. Denise Collins, 42, 1545 Sutton Ave., theft, Aug. 19. Joseph B. Hagerman, 23, 4317 Marble Lane, recited, Aug. 18. Travis W. Hexel, 28, 1643 Steward Harbough Road, violation of pro-

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tection order, Aug. 22. Juvenile, 13, complicity, Aug. 20. Juvenile, 15, drug possession, Aug. 20. Jerome Mathis, 42, 4 Crestview Drive, recited, Aug. 19. Abigaile K. Mitchell, 21, 6724 Kencrest Court, contempt of court, Aug. 18. James M. Morger, 22, 9386 White Rose, warrant, Aug. 21. James W. Philpot, 18, 1738 Huntley Drive, contempt of court, Aug. 16. Sarah N. Seng, 23, 901 Edgecombe Drive, contempt of court, Aug. 16. James K. Trammell, 33, 5625 Dry Run Road, recited, Aug. 19. David Turner, 45, 14 Chateau Place, contempt of court, Aug. 17. Jeffrey Wilson, 29, 890 W. Loveland, recited, Aug. 22.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1939 Oakbrook, Aug. 20.

Breaking and entering

Entry made at 111 Main St., Aug. 22.

Criminal damage

Mailbox damaged at 44 Concord Woods, Aug. 20.

Disturbance

Verbal argument reported at 42 Tabaleen Cove, Aug. 19. Disturbance reported in business at 861 Lila Ave., Aug. 19.

Menacing

Employees were threatened at McDonald’s at 990 Lila Ave., Aug. 16.

Theft

Landscape blowers taken from truck at 44 Concord Woods, Aug. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 16. Unlisted items taken at 1003 Lila Ave., Aug. 16. Unlisted taken from apartment; $400 at 701 Edgecombe Drive, Aug. 16. Female stated bank card used with no authorization at 5609 Happy Hollow, Aug. 18. Prescription drugs taken at 201 Mound Ave., Aug. 18. No pay for food consumed at BW3’s at 175 Rivers Edge, Aug. 21.

Vandalism

Mailbox damaged at 401 Edgecombe, Aug. 19.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jeweleen Lycan, 34, 6200 Taylor Pike, drug possession, obstructing official business. Walter Richardson, 25, 6956 Goshen Road, drug possession, operating vehicle under influence. Juvenile, 15, unruly. Juvenile, 14, unruly. Juvenile, 11, disrupting public service, aggravated menacing. Jeffrey Lowery, 46, 1288 Clarawill Drive, failure to confine dog. Erik Vaske, 31, 6268 Corbly, open container. Dustin Walter, 30, 1540 E. Meadowbrook, marijuana possession. Mack Rollins, 21, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 154, theft. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence. Juvenile, 15, unruly. Tony Thompson, 19, 286 Patrick Lane, criminal mischief. Randall Neff, 18, 6565 Manila Road, criminal mischief. Aaron Rogers, 18, 63347 Glenshire, complicity.

Incidents/investigations Animal bite At 1295 Sandwood, Aug. 9.

Assault

At 6292 Rollaway Drive, Aug. 10.

Burglary

At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 353, Aug. 8. At 6341 Telford Farm Lane, Aug. 9.

Criminal damage

At 154 Gateway, Aug. 6. At 6540 Goshen Road, Aug. 9. At 121 Heather, Aug. 9. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 188, Aug. 9.

Criminal mischief

At 2150 Ohio 28, Aug. 11.

Disorder

At 1785 Ohio 28, Aug. 6. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 289, Aug. 6. At 320 Redbird Drive, Aug. 6. At 1705 Country Lake, Aug. 9. At 6705 Ohio 132, Aug. 11. At Redbird & Garden Drive, Aug. 11. At 312 Buddy Lane, Aug. 12.

Trespassing

At 6756 Goshen Road, Aug. 11.

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POLICE REPORTS CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations

Frederick A McClanahan, 23, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 17, Bethel, breaking and entering, theft at 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Aug. 19. Meria McClanahan, 25, 2730 Ohio 222, Lot 17, Bethel, breaking and entering, theft at 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Aug. 19. William J Reynolds, 44, 4231 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, obstructing official business at 4231 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, Aug. 17. Charles Tyler Cooper, 23, 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, forgery, receiving stolen property at 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, July 14. Felisha L Gavey, 23, 1506 Thomaston Woods Apt. D, Amelia, forgery, receiving stolen property at 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, Aug. 19. Amy Schadhauser, 40, 3974 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, burglary, receiving stolen property, theft at 2569 Wildlife Way, New Richmond, Aug. 18. Amy Schadhauser, 40, 3974 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property at 4070 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, Aug. 18. William Schadhauser, 44, 3974 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property at 4070 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, Aug. 18. William Schadhauser, 44, 3974 Piccadilly Circle, Cincinnati, burglary, receiving stolen property, theft at 2569 Wildlife Way, New Richmond, Aug. 18. Shane Abrams, 33, 1057 Bethel New Richmond Road, Apt 29, New Richmond, theft at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 16. Edward W Malicoat, 38, receiving stolen property at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 19. Gregory M. Oliver, 46, 6431 Betts Ave., Cincinnati, receiving stolen property at 1781 US 52, Moscow, July 28. Nicholas A. Craig, 25, 10000 Fernhaven Court, Cincinnati, theft at 1781 US 52, Moscow, Aug. 19. Daniel W. Strause, 26, 4147 Gensen Loop, Cincinnati, theft at 1781 US 52, Moscow, Aug. 19. Aaron D. Gullett, 23, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 209, New Richmond, misuse of credit card, theft at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 20. Tyler Lawrence Williams, 19, 1914 Ohio 232, New Richmond, disorderly conduct at 1902 Pearl St., New Richmond, Aug. 19. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Aug. 16. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Aug. 16. Shannon Brady, 36, 1560 Bethel New Richmond, Lot 89, New Richmond, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 16. Jonathan L Benjamin, 37, 2626 Spring St., Bethel, possession of drugs at 2626 Spring St., Bethel, Aug. 17. Gerald E. Sarver, 35, 233 Sulpher Spring, Batavia, criminal trespass at 3452 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, Aug. 16. David W Turner, 45, 105 Barnes St., Nicholasville, KY, domestic violence, endangering children at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 17. Juvenile, 16, obstructing official business, Williamsburg, Aug. 17. Juvenile, 16, resisting arrest, Williamsburg, Aug. 17. Kristian Carlisle, 36, 28 Lucy Run Road Apt 4, Amelia, domestic violence at 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Aug. 17. Andrada Dawkins, 24, 603 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, possession of drugs at College Drive, at Clermont College, Batavia, Aug. 17. Juvenile, 14, assault, Amelia, Aug. 18. Johnathan Michael Maskiell, 19, 113 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, assault at 123 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, Aug. 18. Daniel Bein, 18, 2818 Sugartree Road, Bethel, offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for at 1 Park Road Number 1, Bethel, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving

underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, Aug. 18. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Bethel, Aug. 18. Casey White, 18, 7389 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons at Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18. Phoebe Larkin, 18, 802 Huntersknoll, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons at Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18. April Dugan, 18, 7895 Heatherglen, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons at Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18. Calais Memering, 18, 4320 Simpson Ave., Cincinnati, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs at Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18. Jacob N Lewis, 18, 4307 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, assault at 4307 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, Aug. 17. Andrew Jason Brown, 25, 754 Wright St., Batavia, obstructing official business, theft at 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 20. Jason W Maiden, 30, 3863 Greenbrook Drive, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 1332 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 18. Juvenile, endangering children, Batavia, Aug. 19. Nicholas Allen Justice, 29, 3607 Graham Road, Fayetteville, theft at 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 22. Angela Nichole Gerde, 30, 2815 Madison Ave., Latonia, KY, domestic violence at 2001 Justin Lane, Bethel, Aug. 19. Nathan Schrand, 37, 997 Cedar Ridge Drive, No. 8, Cincinnati, assault at 2936 Saltair Canter Road, Bethel, Aug. 19. Ricky T Kabler, 32, 13168 Corrina Way, New Richmond, disorderly conduct, theft at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 19. Edward Davidenko, 25, 2627 Ireton Trees, Moscow, domestic violence at 2627 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, Aug. 20. Helen Evans, 38, 3305 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, domestic violence at 3305 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, Aug. 20. Cathryn H Neff, 59, 2197 Elklick Road, Batavia, domestic violence at 2197 Elklick Road, Batavia, Aug. 20. Robert Kevin Deweese, 21, 1815 E. Main St. (Walmart)1986 Blue Lincoln, Amelia, theft at 1362 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 21. Andrew J Gardiner, 18, 717 Bradbury Road, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 1240 White Oak Road, Amelia, Aug. 21. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, Aug. 21. Nicholas Bestfelt, 25, 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, forgery, passing bad checks, receiving stolen property at 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 22. John C. Reinhart, 48, 2990 W. Holly, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Justin Sons, 18, 702 Stonelick Woods Drive, Batavia, obstructing official business, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Joshua B Moore, 19, 1381 E. Main St., Apt 4B, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Lena Vecker, 20, 1385 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Sarah Baumgartner, 18, 221 Union St. Apt 3, New Richmond, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Kyle Joseph Dejohn, 18, 7860 Stonegate Drive, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer

intoxicating liquor at 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. Nathaniel E Webb, 26, 92 Sierra Court, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering at Sulpher Springs/Sierra Court, Batavia, Aug. 22. Cody Wayne Nehus, 21, 200 University Lane, Batavia, criminal trespass at 2930 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 22. Donald Bahten, 48, 155 Thomaston Woods, Amelia, domestic violence at 1511 Thomaston Woods, Amelia, Aug. 22.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

At 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 22.

Assault

At 123 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 2020 Justin Lane, Felicity, Aug. 22. At 2626 Spring St., Bethel, Aug. 17. At 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 12, New Richmond, Aug. 20. At 2936 Saltair Canter Road, Bethel, Aug. 19. At 3407 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. At 4307 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, Aug. 17. At Stonelick Woods Drive, Batavia, Aug. 16.

Breaking and entering

At 2740 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 4400 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 18. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, June 2. At 3042 Ohio 222, Amelia, Aug. 21. At 3133 Park Road, Goshen, Aug. 17. At 3713 Mackey Road, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 715 E. Main St., Batavia, Aug. 22. At Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia, Aug. 17.

Burglary

At 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 19. At 2041 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Aug. 16. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 22. At 2322 U S Route 52, Felicity, Aug. 17. At 2348 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Aug. 22. At 2569 Wildlife Way, New Richmond, July 12. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, July 13. At 2875 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 17. At 3529 Weaver Road, Batavia, Aug. 16. At 3571 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. At 3742 Bauer Road, Blanchester, Aug. 16. At 4231 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, June 18.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1712 Trisler, Hamersville, Aug. 20. At 2655 Spring Street, Bethel, Aug. 22. At 1146 Richey Road, Felicity, Aug. 17. At 1337 Covedale Lane, Amelia, Aug. 20. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Aug. 17. At 202 Stonelick Woods Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18. At 215 W. Walnut St., Felicity, Aug. 21. At 2305 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, Aug. 20. At 2308 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, Aug. 19. At 2740 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 2772 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 305 W. Main St., Newtonsville, Aug. 20. At 3500 Lucy Run Cemetery Road, Batavia, Aug. 16. At 715 E. Main St., Batavia, Aug. 22. At Mathis Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 21. At Sulpher Springs/Sierra Court, Batavia, Aug. 22.

Criminal mischief

At 2075 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Aug. 21. At 3500 Lucy Run Cemetery Road, Batavia, Aug. 16.

At 2930 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 22.

Disorderly conduct

At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 19. At 1901 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Aug. 21. At 1902 Pearl St., New Richmond, Aug. 15.

Domestic violence

At 2627 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, Aug. 20. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 19. At 1511 Thomaston Woods, Amelia, Aug. 22. At 2001 Justin Lane, Bethel, Aug. 18. At 2197 Elklick Road, Batavia, Aug. 20. At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, Aug. 22. At 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 3305 Vic Joy Drive, Bethel, Aug. 20. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 17.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs

At Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1332 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 19.

Duty to register

At 2897 Bolender Road, Felicity, Aug. 19.

Endangering children

At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 19.

Falsification

At 1263 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 21.

Forgery

At 500 University Lane, Batavia, July 16. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 21. At 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 19. At 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, June 28.

Fugitive from justice

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 16. Misuse of credit card At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 12.

Obstructing official business

At 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22. At 3232 Williamsburg Bantam, Williamsburg, Aug. 17. At 4231 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, June 18. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 18.

Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol

At 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22.

Offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for

At 1 Park Road Number 1, Bethel, Aug. 18.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 1 Park Road No. 1, Bethel, Aug. 18. At 1240 White Oak Road, Amelia, Aug. 21. At 2755 Ohio 132 Lot 226, New Richmond, Aug. 21. At 2877 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 16. At 2990 W. Holly Lane, Amelia, Aug. 22.

Offenses involving underage persons At Yellow Pine at Spruce Drive, Batavia, Aug. 18.

Passing bad checks

At 1263 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 21. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 21. At 4955 Benton Road, Batavia, Aug. 20.

Possession of drugs

At 1332 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 19. At 2626 Spring St., Bethel, Aug. 17. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 21. At College Drive at Clermont College, Batavia, Aug. 18.

Rape

Criminal trespass

At Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 21. Receiving stolen property At 1781 Us 52, Moscow, July 28. At 2569 Wildlife Way, New Richmond, July 12. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, Aug. 21. At 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, June 28. At 4070 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, Aug. 15. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, July 16.

Clarksville, fire alarm, 5735 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Miami Township. The Crowell Co., Cincinnati, alterWhite Box, 502 Techne Center Drive, Miami Township. G. Davis CCM, Cincinnati, new-All About Kids Learning Center 520 Wards Corner, Miami Township, $1,950,000. Linda Schaffner, Hilton Head, SC., alter, 1152 Ohio 131, Miami Township. Nationals Heat & Air, Cincinnati,

HVAC, 10 Commons, apartments No. 1308, No. 1310, No. 1405, Miami Township. Triton Services, Inc., Mason, HVACCastrucci Ford, Ohio 28, Miami Township. OSI Development, Owensville, alter, 330 E. Main St., Stonelick Township. Michelle Hammond Easley, SC., 1000 Locust St., Stonelick Township.

At 2727 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 2731 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 3452 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, Aug. 16. At 4414 McKeever Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 16. At Mathis Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 21. At 2075 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Aug. 21.

BUILDING PERMITS Residential

John Joseph, Goshen, new, 6618 Manila Road, Goshen Township, $400,000. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 6026 Marsh Circle, Goshen Township, $75,000; new, 5923 Marsh Circle, $80,000; new, 5620 Wittmer Meadows, Miami Township, $128,000. On The Level Constracting, Loveland, addition, 6654 Epworth, Miami

Township, $20,000. David Germano, Loveland, addition, 1329 Bedfordshire, Miami Township, $8,000. Solaris Properties, Loveland, addition, 1339 Nauticus Cove, Miami Township, $12,000. Complete Construction & Rehab, Mainville, addition, 1202 Sorrel Lane, Miami Township, $35,000. Gavin Construction, Lawrenceburg, IN., addition, 6580 Seay Court, Miami Township, $22,000.

Charles Sundeerlage, Milford, pool, 5779 Meadow View, Miami Township. Hill-Air Heating & Air Inc., Fairfield, HVAC, 1294 Old Dominion, Miami Township. Roger Farmer, Milford, pool, 5632 Mt. Zion Road, Miami Township. National Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 987 Apple Blossom, Miami Township. Entire Electric Service, Goshen, alter, 5586 Betty Lane; alter, 5530 Kay

Drive. Grays Excavating, Amelia, alter, 3702 Graham Road, Wayne Township. Samuel Mirlisena, Pleasant Plain, alter, 3296 Jordan Road, Wayne Township.

Commercial

Protection 2000, Hamilton, fire suppression, 2140 Ohio 28, Goshen Township. Sidewinder Electric Co. Inc.,


Ruth L. Clement, 82, of Milford died Aug. 21. Survived by son, Scott Clement; daughters, Judy (Len) Wilkin, Sandy Clement and Debbie Dragoo; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Dale Clement. Services were Aug. 26 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati OH 45242.

Lt. Col. Herman Kuhn Freeman, 88, formerly of Milford died Aug. 4. Survived by sons, Pete (Deb) Wade and Matt (Lisa) Freeman; daughters, Robin (Tim) Miller and Holly (Mike) Jones; and grandchildren, Kelby Jones, Freeman Tracy Miller, Sean Miller and Crystal Freeman. Preceded in death by wife, Ida Mae Freeman; parents, Matt Ransom Freeman and Emma Elizabeth Kuhn Freeman; and sister, Juanita J. Beattie. Services were private.

Jerry Allan Freilberger Sr.

Jerry Allan Freilberger, Sr., 50, of Goshen died Aug. 18. Survived by wife, Jean Carrillo Freilberger; children, Jeffrey A. Freilberger, Jr. and Jessica (John)

Knochel; mother, Elizabeth Dusini Freilberger; sister, Joni Williamson; and grandchild, Peyton Knochel. Preceded in death by father, John Freilberger; child, Jamie Lee Freilberger; and brother, Johnny Freiberger. Services were Aug. 20 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

James R. Green

James R. Green, 64, of Milford died Aug. 19. Survived by wife, Pranee Suttisub Green; son, James “Eddie” Green; stepchildren, Angie Wilson and Rob Wilson; grandchildren, Garrett Green, Julia, Ethan and Sydney Wilson and Isadora Sherman; mother, Betty Kime Snoor; brother, Don Green; and stepbrothers, James E. Green and Jean Brotherton. Preceded in death by father, James E. Green; and brother, Dennis Green. Services were Aug. 21 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203; or, Clermont County Humane Society, 4025 Filager Road, Batavia, OH 45103.

Ronald W. Hoffman

Ronald W. Hoffman, 63, of Milford died Aug. 22.

Dever-Whitehead

Phil and Carol Dever of Pierce Township are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Mandy to Patrick Whitehead son of Paul and Paula Whitehead of Clewiston, Florida. Mandy is a graduate of Milford High School and Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist and works in the sleep lab at the Florida Hospital in Orlando. Patrick is a graduate of Clewiston High School and is a Correction Officer at the Orange County Corrections Department in Orlando, Florida. The wedding ceremony will be performed at the Chapel in the Garden in Port Orange, Florida on September 25, 2010. The couple has planned a honeymoon in Jamaica and will reside in Deltona, Florida. CE-1001586131-01

Benthien- Fyffe

Robin Fyffe and Todd Benthien announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Patricia Fyffe of Camden, Ohio. She is a graduate of Kettering College and Indiana University. She is employed as a registered nurse at Clinton Memorial Hospital. Her fiance, son of John and Judy Benthien of Pleasant Plain, is a graduate of Ohio State University. He is employed by UPS. The couple will be married Saturday, October 9, 2010.

Buchman - Lemon

Debbie Lemon and the late Michael Lemon of Anderson Township announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa to Kent Buchman, son of Jean and Paul Buchman of The Pierce Township. bride-to-be received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing and The University of Cincinnati and is currently employed by Mercy Health Partners. The groom-tobe received a bachelor’s degree in business from Auburn University and is currently employed by Fidelity Investments. The wedding will take place Oct. 30th, 2010 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Hyde Park. The couple will reside in Anderson Township.

LEGAL NOTICE Dean Jones B7 4418 Eastwood Dr. Apt. 6111 Batavia, OH 45103 C9 Craig Vandeburg 27 Spotswood Cmn Batacvia, OH 45103 Earnest McCowen F13 4461 Spruce Creek Dr. #5 Batavia, OH 45103 Eric Shipman C1 766 Rue Center Ct. Apt. L Cincinnati, OH 45245 Tanisha & John Paige G64 219 Cardinal Drive Cincinnati, OH 45244 Sonya Brewer G18 4083 Batavia Meadows # 11 Batavia, OH 45103 Kenith Cain B34 815 Deerfield Cincinnati, OH 45245 Elizabeth Willoughby & I11 Keith Brown 4122 West Fork Ridge Drive Batavia, OH 45103 Charles Kirschner D52 1774 County Rd 555 Jeromesville, OH 44840 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A., Batavia, OH 45103, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payments due. 5799

Legal Notice Sealed bids will be received for the following equipment at the Stonelick Town457 Office. ship Broadway, South OH. Owensville, (513) 732-3299 until 3:00 p.m. on 9-14-10. Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday8:30 a.m.- 4:00 pm. All bids must be received by the designated time. Bids will be opened and read at a special meeting of the Stonelick Township Board of Trustees Office on 915-10 at 7:00 p.m. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Payment by certified check only. NO WARRANTY -AS IN CONDITION. Equipment can be viewed at Stonelick Township Office. 1989 GMC 3500 Panel Truck-Min. Bid $1500; 1994 S10 Pick Up TruckMin. Bid $500 ; 1988 Ford Tractor (Serial 20 with B868498) foot boom mower with 5 foot rotary cutter headMin. Bid $8000. STONELICK TWP BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1001585631 125 STORAGE 1958 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 Ph: (513) 797-8515 Fax: (513) 797-4726 1. Ricky Bradshaw K397/413 821 Maple Creek Road Moscow, Ohio 45153 2. Peggy Meadors G222/241 and Q627/601 134 South Union Street #2 Bethel, Ohio 45106 3. Amanda Ooten R672 1060 SR 222 Bethel, Ohio 45106. 5538

Survived by wife, Judy Hoffman; children, Wendy (Ray) Caton, Jeff (Jenny) Hoffman, Matt (Kate) Hoffman and Michael (Jamie) Hoffman; grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, Will, Luke, Jessica, Cooper, Gabriel, Julia, Izzy, Augusta, Jillian and Spencer; sister, Sue Moyer; and mother, Thelma B. (nee Keim) Hoffman. Preceded in death by father, Frank Hoffman. Services were Aug. 27 at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Memorials to: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 552 Main St., Milford OH 45150; or, St. Joseph Orphanage, 5400 Edalbert Drive, Cincinnati OH 45239.

Gerald Wayne Privett

Gerald “Jerry” Wayne Privett, 57, of Miami Township died Aug. 20. Survived by wife, Brenda Gail (nee Howard) Privett; sons, Jason Privett and Jared (Jocelyn) Privett; brothers, Terry, Jeff and Matt Privett; grandchild, Privett Gabriel Privett; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Matt and Evelyn (nee Perry) Privett. Services were Aug. 24 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Gary Michael Smyth

Gary Michael Smyth, 57, of Mulberry, Ark., died July 21. Survived by companion, Annette White; son, Nathan Smyth; daughter, Christina Reardon and Heather Smyth; mother, Emma (nee Hall) Smyth of Goshen; sisters, Karen (Michael) Geiger, Judy (William) Hamann of Milford, Wanda (Daryl) Vater, Patty (Roger) Bryant of Batavia and Donna Owens of Loveland; and grandchildren, Emma Reardon, Drayton Reardon and Mackenzie Gatewood. Preceded in death by father, Donald J. Smyth. Services were Sept. 4 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Please send memorials to the charity of your choice.

Rosemary L. Stamper

Rosemary L. Stamper, 77, of Milford died Aug. 22. Survived by children, Ron Stamper, Gerry Stamper, Greg Stamper and David Stamper; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Louis Stamper; and daughter, Linda Bingston. Services were Aug. 26 at CraverRiggs Funeral Home & Crematory, Milford.

Alois R. Wedekind

Alois R. Wedekind, 67, of Miami Township died Aug. 24. Survived by wife, Christa Wedekind; children, Kevin (Wanda)

LEGAL NOTICE James Whaley 1146 Eagle Ridge Dr. Milford, OH 45150 #018 Marrique Margalli 906 Commons Dr. Milford, OH 45150 #83/84 Greg Helton 7296 Carson Rd. Middletown, OH 45044 #124. Arielle Williams 1785 St. Rt. 28 Lot 117A Goshen, OH 45122 #175. Benito Allen 1301 Commons Dr. Milford, OH 45150 #228 Darcyla Oehrli 501 Edgecomb Dr. #10 Milford, OH 45150 #321 Lashawn Marshall 2116 Oakbrook Place Milford, OH 45150 #338. You are hereby notified that your personal property now in storage at 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 9/9/2010. 2224126/1585791

INVITATION FOR BIDS On September 21, 2010 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 501.09. A single lump sum bid is requested. Bids are to be submitted to the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, no later than September 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Bids may be mailed to delivered or South 65 CMHA, Market Street, Bata45103. via, Ohio Late bids will not be Bidders accepted. are urged to carefully review the requirements contained in the bid documents. A pre-bid conference will be held on S e p 3, 2010 at tember 9:00 A.M., at Bethel Woods, 610 Easter Road, Bethel, Ohio. Bid documents will be available for purchase as of August 30, 3010 (no refunds) from the Owner, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 (513) 732-6010 for $30.00 per set. Sets can be mailed for an additional $10.00 per set. Checks should be made payable to Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority. An electronic version of the specifications can be obtained by e-mailing Brian Yacucci at byacucci@chsin c .c o m . Questions regarding the project should be directed to Brian Yacucci, Creative Housing Solutions, Inc. at (513) 961-4400 ext. 4. Equal Opportunity Housing Equal Opportunity Employer 1001579486

Wedekind and Cynthia (Clay) Barclay; sisters, Clara (the late George) Rosen and Irmgard (Alan) Mohr; and grandchildren, Zachary, Carson, Cameron and Katherine. Preceded in death by brother, Gerhardt Wedekind; and sisters, Elfride Wedekind and Hilda Wedekind. Services were Aug. 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Memorials to: The American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Pauline Wilder

Pauline Wilder, 79, of Wayne Township died Aug. 13. Survived by husband, Abraham Wilder, Sr.; children, Abraham Wilder Jr., Terry Lee Wilder, Robert Wilder, Laymon Wilder and Tawnya Dupuy; grandchildren, Abraham Wilder, III, Jacob Christen, Terra Lockaby, John Lockaby, Robbie Wilder and Christopher Harper; great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Austin Christen, Layne and Nathan Wilder and Carson Grubbs; brothers, Earl, Lonnie, Linnie, Jerry and Marvin Wilder; and sisters, Lavonne Mallott, Donna Wright, Barb DePew and Jean Inlow. Preceded in death by sisters, Cherry Wilcher, Ruth Humphrie and Edith Cole; and brother, Luther Wilcher. Services were Aug. 19 at Blanchester Church of the Nazarene. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; or, Blanchester Church of the Nazarene, 10451 Ohio 28, Blanchester, OH 45107.

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IN THE COURTS Filings

Ohio Housing Finance Agency vs. Denise Wilson, other civil Chase Bank USA NA vs. Jason E. Combs, other civil Lykins Oil Company vs. Moraine Materials Company, other civil U.S. Bank NA vs. Deborah A. Johnson, other civil Capital One Bank USA NA vs. John W. Kennedy III, other civil PNC Bank NA vs. Frank A. Wilkens, et al., other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Nebraska Meat Corp., other civil Health Alliance vs. Ella Troxwell, other civil Joshua Iker vs. Amanda Rogers, et al., other civil Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. 4002415 Canada Inc., professional tort ODOM Industries Inc. vs. Baker Tankhead Inc., professional tort Rosetta Forsee and Robert Forsee vs. Neysa Beckler, other tort Michael E. McRoberts, et al. vs. John R. Jurgensen Co. and Jerry M. Pickrell, other tort Manuel Nash vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator Ohio Bureau of Workers and Victory Industrial Products LLC, worker’s compensation Sabina Welch vs. Marsha P. Ryan Administrator Ohio Bureau of Workers and General Nutrition Corp., worker’s compensation Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Barbara B. Valent and Clermont Country treasurer, foreclosure Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Terry K. Crissman, et al., foreclosure Riverhills Bank vs. Pascal J. Lanigan, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jerome Phillips, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Jim Ridgeway, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Alan D. Kleimeyer, et al., foreclosure Litton Loan Servicing LP vs. Andrea Burckard and Timothy A. Reitter, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Mark J. Schifrin, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Lawrence E. Gross and PNC Bank NA, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kelly L. Berlman, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Kenneth Laumann and Citifinancial Inc., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Clau-

dia A. Hall, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank Asset Recovery vs. Mark L. Iori, et al., foreclosure PNC Bank NA vs. Ronald B. Morse III, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Shawn B. Thompson, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Kenneth Rice and Anita J. Rice, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Garry M. Moore and County of Clermont, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Angela Raye Campbell and Wells Fargo Bank NA successor by merger, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Mark S. Robinson, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. John S. Billotti, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. David R. Bohl, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corp. fka Cendant Mortgage Corp. vs. Nathan D. Klick and Karen M. Klick, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Gregory Lowe, et al., foreclosure Terry G. Horner, et al. vs. Board of Washington Township Trustees, administrative appeal Ohio Receivables LLC vs. Jeffrey D. Kidder, other tort Donald Rhein vs. Smyth Automotive Inc., other tort Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Ulugbek Aripov, other tort Beneficial Financial I Inc. vs. Susan M. Hayes, other tort Midland Funding LLC vs. Roberta S. Smith, other tort Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Samuel K. Baker, other tort Gregory R. Wilson Co. LPA vs. Robert P. Corman Martin Franchises Inc. vs. Taufiq H. Ahmed, other tort FIA Card Services NA vs. Vincent Arvizu, other tort Marti Martin and Zoe Martin vs. Craig Stanton Barrett and Progressive Specialty Insurance Company, other tort

Divorce

Brigette Senter vs. Kenneth Senter Nicholas A. Delape vs. Summer R. Delape Sarah A. Acton vs. Timothy S. Acton Tabitha L. Hensley vs. Christopher G. Hensley Darlene R. Birkley vs. Leonard C. Birkley

Dissolution

Jennifer Panepito vs. Pat H. Gray

James F. Bailey vs. Mollie B. Bailey Jami Hathaway vs. Kirk Hathaway Monique Gregory vs. Roger Gregory Jacquelyn A. Doss vs. Raymond A. Doss Kristyn Dunn vs. Joshua Dunn

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jeremy Edward Glenn, 24, 42 Sumpter Parkway, Cincinnati, aggravated burglary, Union Township Police Department. John Pratt Wilds Jr., 48, 719 Dodds Road, Otway, Ohio, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, corrupting another with drugs, Union Township Police Department. Eric S. Warren, 27, 4551 Woodglen Circle, Batavia, receiving stolen property, theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police Department. Rachel A. Graham, 36, 1922 Hopkins Ave. 17, Norwood, theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police Department. Tracy L. Green, 40, 8052 Achterman Road, Pleasant Plain, Ohio, theft of drugs, tampering with evidence, Goshen Police. Nicholas C. Luck, 28, 2730 Ohio 222 #50, Bethel, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, Pierce Township Police. Clyde Ray Fields, 46, theft, Milford Police. Jamie Louise Russell, 32, 410 Second Ave., Sidney, Ohio, forgery, Owensville Police. Anthony Wayne Luttrall, 25, 394 Millboro Springs Drive, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Batavia Village Police. Meghan Rose Lindsley, 20, 3510 Ohio 222, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Batavia Village Police. Corey A. Rayburn, 21, 6655 Ohio 133, Pleasant Plain, Ohio, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Phyllis Nevilyn Riley, 32, robbery, intimidation, Union Township Police Department. Travis Lee Byrne, 26, robbery, Union Township Police Department. William R. Martin, 30, 4222 Lowry Ave., Norwood, theft, Union Township Police Department. Effy Renee Watson, 41, 9038 Winfield

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

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP

1018 Canterbury Lane, Andrew Ard, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $90,000. 5722 Clemens Drive, NVR Inc. to Erik Hajek, $130,715. 5862 Deerfield Road, Estate of Norman Brown to chris & Joan Hopkins, 1.58 acre, $40,000. 7031 Goshen Road, GMAC Mortgage LLC. to Tina Busch, $62,000. 5629 Ivy Road, Warren Wetengle, executor to Lori Mansfield, 0.505 acre, $77,000. 6035 Marsh Circle, NVR Inc. to Nicholas Ogg & Elizabeth Van Winkle, $125,437. 8102 Sterling Spring Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Deanna Claypool, 0.395 acre, $125,000.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP

3719 Weaver Road, CMD Properties LLC. to Robert A. Stence, $89,900.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

6098 Balsam Drive, Charles & Donna Luhn to Kristine & Matthew Benson, $264,900. 546 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Royal Moore III., et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $250,000. 456 Boots Lane, Victor Cook, et al. to Vicki Lawwill, 1.138 acre, $56,449. 1044 Bridlepath Lane, Fred Marshall, et al. to PNC Mortgage,

$133,333.34. 871 Eagleview Court, Jeff & Mary Brooks to Todd & Amy Worthington, $655,000. 4289 Fox Ridge Drive, Daniel Steiner, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $173,334. 1132 Hayward Circle, White Farm Development LLC. to NVR Inc., $45,000. 949 Hidden Ridge Drive, Mark & Laura Shary to Lee Ann Tamerius, $236,500. 5741 Hilltopway, John Hoover, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, $73,334. 5850 Irish Dude Drive, Thomas & Ruth Arnson, trustees to Maryanne & Robert Weeks, 0.348 acre, $280,000. 5645 McCormick Trail, Greycliff Development LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2996 acre, $43,500. 5309 Oakcrest Court, NVR Inc. to Andrea Melguizo Morales, $193,265. 5312 Oakcrest Court, NVR Inc. to Charles & Koren Childress, $207,910. 6715 Sandy Shores Drive, Michael & Kay Mathias to Phillip & Katherine McWaters, $582,500. 1110 Sophia Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Chris & Maranda Bowen, 0.355 acre, $318,090. 1202 Sorrel Lane, Magnolia Family Limited Partnership to Beacon Home Buyers LLC., $58,500. 2404 Traverse Creek Drive, Geak Properties LLC. to James & Olivia Kagrise, $141,000. 5685 Wittmer Estates Drive, Robert Lucke Homes Inc. to Jonathan & Leslie Fritinger, 0.489 acre, $260,383.13. 599 Woodsway Drive, Ty Napier, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mort-

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5546 Aulen Road, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Jason Dunham, 1.486 acre, $95,125. 1625 Craver Road, Carl & Linda Chandler to Jennifer & Rodney Chandler, $90,000. 1792 MacKenzie Trace, Michael & Amy Woodall to Chris & Deanne Cartwright, 5.01 acre, $61,500. 1 Ohio 132, Derek & Jessica Tye to John Teece, 15.937 acre, $79,500. 3160 Parkside Drive, Derek & Jessica Tye to John Teece, 5 acre, $425,000. 47 Sutton Lane, John Estep, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $53,333.34.

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Drive, Georgetown, aggravated vehicular assault, operation a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes, Union Township Police Department. Ricky Lee Thompson, 31, 3910 Fulton Grove, Cincinnati, safecracking, grand theft, Pierce Township Police. Holbert Roark Jr., 30, theft, misuse, Pierce Township Police. April L. Stapleton, 28, 502 Parkwood Drive, Loveland, theft, misuse of credit card, Goshen Police. David Scott Snider, 30, corrupting another with drugs, permitting drug abuse, aggravated possession of drugs, possessing drug abuse instruments, promoting prostitution, Bethel Police. Charles M. Ritchie, 29, corrupting another with drugs, permitting drug abuse, aggravated possession of drugs, promoting prostitution, trafficking in heroin, Bethel Police. James Macdonald Montague, 27, theft, misuse of credit card, forgery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nicole Marie Braun, 22, 1782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, theft, misuse of a credit card, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Craig Sisson, 20, 3259 Tyfe Road, Felicity, theft, burglary, Milford Police. John William Schaefer, 43, 867 Stanlyn Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit.

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GROWERS

Rebecca Lynn Partin, 31, 1803 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Robert L. Nieman, 35, 10376 E. Miami River Road, Cincinnati, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua Michael Greene, 29, 4137 Forest Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Dennis Michael Brady, 40, 490 Wood St., Upstairs Apt., Batavia, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Nicole Diane Aubrey, 33, 6 Bob White Court, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Michael E. Stein, 46, 4994 Pederson Road, Batavia, theft, Miami Township Police. Amy R. Stein, 36, 4994 Pederson Road, Batavia, theft, Miami Township Police. Ted A. Kayata Jr., 30, 3125 Pennington Lane, Williamsburg, breaking and entering, theft, vandalism, possession of criminal tools, Miami

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Paint Out

September 1, 2010

Mary Beth Dowlin of Symmes Township works on a painting of 20 Brix and Mercantile Mall during the second annual Milford Paint Out.

Painters Jeff Morrow of Marysville, Ohio, and Marion Corbin-Mayer of Anderson work near American Legion Post 450 during the second annual Milford Paint Out.

Paint Out a popular event in Milford The Ohio Plein Air Painters held the second annual Milford Paint Out Saturday, Aug. 7, in historic downtown Milford. During this event, painters from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana set up show outside around the city and spent six hours painting. Painters could be seen on Main Street, in front of D.E.R. Construction, in South Milford and along the Little Miami River. Many of the paintings were later sold at a Wet Paint Sale. PHOTOS BY KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Aaron Rose-Milavee of Cincinnati watches while Amy Evans of Terrace Parks works on a painting. The Milford Paint Out was held Saturday, Aug. 7, in historic downtown Milford.

Miami Township resident Margi Hopkins works on a pastel painting of the Little Miami River near American Legion Post 450 during the recent Plein Air Painters’ second annual Milford Paint Out. During the Milford Paint Out, painters from around the Tristate spend the afternoon painting outside in historic downtown Milford.

Milford resident Gregory Bach works on a painting of historic downtown Milford during the Plein Air Painters second annual Milford Paint Out.

Monica Anne Achberger of Loveland works on a painting of the corner of Main and Garfield streets during the Plein Air Painters Milford Paint Out.

A group of people stop in front of Sugar Cupcakery to check out a painting by Doug Elben of Celina, Ohio. From left are: Paige, Annie and Laura Riegert of Mason and Sharla Thomas of Terrace Park.

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