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Cutest pet photo contest

Submit your best picture of your furry friend and you could have the chance to win a $250 money card. To enter, visit the Contests page on CincinnatiMomsLike and upload your photo to the “Pet Photo Contest.” Contest starts Wednesday, Sept. 8, and deadline for entries is Monday, Sept. 20.

Administrators receive raises

Principals, assistant principals and other supervisory personnel in the Milford Exempted Village School District have received two percent raises. The Milford board of education approved the raises Thursday, Aug. 19, in a 4-2 vote. Members Gary Knepp and Andrea Brady voted against the raises, saying they wanted to wait until they had a clearer picture of what the district’s 2011 budget would look like before considering employee raises. FULL STORY, A2

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See the numbers behind the excellent and effective report cards received by the nine public school districts in Clermont County. GRAPH, A7

Fire shuts down Hana Tokyo

A popular sushi bar and Japanese restaurant in Miami Township is closed after its kitchen caught fire Sunday, Aug. 29. Hana Tokyo, 1067 Ohio 28, opened earlier this year and suffered severe structural damage as a result of the fire, said Miami Township Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. FULL STORY, A2

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Cemetery rates increase

By Kellie Geist

It will be slightly more expensive for people to buy lots and be buried at Milford’s Greenlawn Cemetery. Milford City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 17, to raise the rates at Greenlawn Cemetery. “We review the rates every two to three years to stay in line with other communities,” said City Manager Loretta Rokey. The service department and city staff look at a rate survey led by Symmes Township and then make comparisons to the rates at Greenlawn. The last cost increase was in 2008, Rokey said. The new prices for residents are

$560 for a lot and $60 for a cornerstone, up from $550 and $55. For a non-resident, the new costs are $860 for a lot and $60 for a cornerstone compared to $850 and $55. Other costs, including opening and closing fees, infant burial, disinterment, also increased. For a complete list, visit www.milford Even with the increase in cost, the city still uses some general fund money to operate the cemetery, Rokey said. For example, in July, the city paid $1,640 to A&A Landscape to catch up on mowing and weed removal. “For the last two years we haven’t been able to hire any summer help and we haven’t been

able to replace people we’ve lost ... My budget is very tight, but this was a godsend in terms of keeping up with complaints,” said Service Director Mike Haight. Haight said the city is looking at proposals to have a landscaping company take over the mowing and weeding at the cemetery fulltime. No decisions have been made. The service department currently has seven employees, two of which are in the cemetery fulltime. Haight said contracting with a company for the maintenance would mean those employees could spent time on their other cemetery duties and help with general service department needs. He said they also could help cover sick days and vacations.

“There are definitely things we need those two people for. It would make a world of difference in the department to contract (for the mowing and weeding),” Haight said. No cuts or layoffs are being discussed, he said. Earlier this year, the Wayne Township Trustees decided to contract out the cemetery maintenance. Paul Ritchey, the trustee in charge of the cemetery, said having an outside company do the maintenance has worked well this summer. “It’s cheaper to contract it out than to do it ourselves. It also frees up time for our maintenance (employees) to work on the roads and other projects,” he said.

Battle for the ball

Milford High School junior defender James Hammond, left, battles Fairfield’s Matt Feller for the ball during their game at Fairfield Aug. 31. Fairfield was up 3-1 with 24 minutes left, but Milford came back to tie the game, 3-3. Since that game, the Eagles beat Walnut Hills 2-1, and played Princeton Sept. 7, after deadline. They next play Wilmington Sept. 9 at home. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/STAFF

Art Affaire to feature artisans, alpacas By Kellie Geist

Lytle’s birthday also was unveiling

Members of the Harmony Hill Association in Williamsburg hosted their annual birthday party for Major Gen. William Lytle, who is considered the “founder” of Clermont County. Part of the celebration were the many exhibits in the new Carriage House, that will be used for a variety of activities. FULL STORY, B1

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This year’s Greater Milford Area Historical Society Art Affaire will have something a little different for visitors to check out – alpacas. The New Richmond Alpaca Farm owner and manager are bringing live alpacas as well as alpaca yarn and alpaca wearables made by Peruvian artists to the Art Affaire. Greg Wahl, New Richmond Alpaca Farm manager, said most people don’t know the benefits of wearables made from alpaca fleece. “The garment industry compares alpaca fleece to cashmere. It has no lanolin so it’s very soft and it’s very warm,” Wahl said. “If we’re doing an outdoor show, and we can take two or three animals with us, it tells an incredible story,” Clothing made out of alpaca fleece takes half the amount of

Entertainment at the Art Affaire Entertainment in the gazebo begins at 12:30 p.m. with a vocal performance by several students from the University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music, including Milford’s Joe Moeller. Honeysuckle Sounds will play period folk and Celtic music at 1:30 p.m. and Altissimo Strings from Mariemont High School will follow at 2:30 p.m. The Roaring ’20s Barbershop Quartet will finish the day with traditional ballads, gospels and pop tunes. yarn to be as warm as clothes made from wool, Wahl said. That means alpaca wearables are very lightweight. The New Richmond Alpaca Farm is one of the more than 12 artisans who will be at the Art Affaire. Visitors also can check out pottery, knitted and woven textiles, wood carvings, jewelry, stained glass and more. The Art Affaire will be noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. in Milford. This art show is a fundraiser for the Greater Milford Area His-

torical Society. The proceeds will be used for the society’s High School Scholarship Fund as well as landscaping projects and general operating costs. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and it supports a lot of things ... Like a lot of other museums and organizations, we’ve lost lots of funds. We need every penny we can get just to keep the doors open,” said Tracy Lanham, Art Affaire chair and Greater Milford Area Historical Society volunteer. Lanham said the quality of the artisans and the ambiance is real-

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ly what makes the Art Affaire different from other shows. “More than anything it’s just the whole ambiance of the event. It’s on such beautiful property and we have period style entertainment. It’s just delightful,” she said. “It’s not a festival, it’s an affaire of the arts.” Lunch will be available on the verandah throughout the afternoon and a garden show will be held inside the museum. In honor of Patriots’ Day and Sept. 11, 2001, a moment of silence will be observed at noon and a military exhibit will be displayed. Handicap parking is the only on-site parking available. Visitors should park at the Little Caesars’ lot or the spaces in the Kroger complex closest to Ohio 28. The parking lots will be marked and a continuous shuttle bus will run from the lots to the Art Affaire. For more information, visit or call 248-0324.


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September 8, 2010

Fire shuts down Hana Tokyo By Mary Dannemiller

A popular sushi bar and Japanese restaurant in Miami Township is closed after its kitchen caught fire Sunday, Aug. 29. Hana Tokyo, 1067 Ohio 28, opened earlier this year and suffered severe structural damage as a result of the fire, said Miami Township Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. “The damage is significant,� he said. “Not a lot of fire damage was done, but there was some heat damage and a tremendous amount of smoke damage throughout the restaurant.�

Firefighters from Miami Township, Goshen and Milford responded to the fire at about 9:45 p.m. that night, Whitworth said. “It started out as a fire in the kitchen and extended through the roof,� he said. “As our guys were leaving the station, they saw flames over the top of Sonic and called right away for Goshen and Milford.� Kevin Wu of Miami Township came to the area from New York to open the restaurant and said he was upset. “I was called at about 11:30 p.m. and when I went there, I saw the damage was pretty bad,� he said. “We’re still figuring out if we’ll reopen. After

the insurance agent comes we’ll think about what we’re going to do next.� Other structures in the shopping complex were not affected by the fire, said Jim Cook, director of leasing for Brandicorp, which owns the property. “There’s a dividing wall between the restaurant and the space next to it that did a a very good job of protecting them,� he said. Even if Wu is unable to reopen Hana Tokyo, he said he appreciated the work done by the Miami Township Fire Department to save the structure. “Thanks to the Miami Township Fire Department and the customers who have supported our restaurant,� he said.

Milford administrators get raises By Mary Dannemiller

Principals, assistant principals and other supervisory personnel in the Milford Exempted Village School District have received two percent raises. The Milford board of education approved the raises Thursday, Aug. 19, in a 4-2 vote. Members Gary Knepp and Andrea Brady voted against the raises, saying they wanted to wait until they had a clearer picture of what the district’s 2011 budget would look like before considering employee raises. “The timing on this just

doesn’t feel right to me,� Brady said. “Committing to a chunk of money before we know what we’ll have just doesn’t feel quite responsible to me.� However, board President George Lucas said the district’s administrators deserved the raises and there will be room for them in the 2011 budget. “The appropriations are going to have to fit with what we decide here tonight and it’s up to (Superintendent Bob) Farrell and (Treasurer Randy) Seymour to adjust those numbers in other areas,� he said. Farrell said he was confident the district would be able

to make cuts in the district’s operating expenses to pay for the raises. Nothing will be cut that affects the level of education Milford students receive, he said. “We’re still on target to not come back to voters before we said we would and we’re really below our budget in terms of what we’ve projected in the five-year forecast,� he said. “We will continue to look for savings within our operations so we can continue to offer quality programs and not go back to voters before we said we would.� Board member Dave Yockey spoke in defense of the raises, saying they would help

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retain the administrators who helped guide the district to its Excellent with Distinction rating. “We can’t neglect administrators because they don’t have a union,� he said. “We have to have a salary schedule that keeps us in the ballpark of people we want to attract into the school system.� Knepp said although the administrators might deserve the raises, he agreed with Brady. “We’re in very uncertain economic times and there’s no telling what’s coming around the corner,� he said. “In all fairness, we need to support our administrators when we can afford to do so.� 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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Sunflower makes for busy weekend in Milford The annual Sunflower weekend in historic downtown Milford will start Friday, Sept. 10, and end Sunday, Sept. 12. Although Main Street and a few side streets will be closed throughout the weekend, most of the shops and restaurants downtown will be open and some will have extended hours. Anyone coming to the Sunflower weekend events can park on Water Street or any of the side streets in historic downtown Milford. Overflow parking also will be available at American Legion Post 450, 111 Victor Stier Drive; at Milford South, 777 Garfield Avenue; and Milford Main, 555 Main St. Friday, Sept. 10 4:30 p.m. – Registration opens for the Milford Sunflower Classic criterium bike race. 5 p.m. – Main, High, Mill and Garfield streets close for the Milford Sunflower Classic. 6 p.m. – Milford Sunflower Classic begins. Parking will be available off Water Street. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Zumba Salsa Band will play in the Park National Bank parking lot. MJ’s on Main across the street will have

music and dancing and will continue the music with Fathead Davis at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Saturday, Sept. 11 8 a.m. – Main Street closes from Locust Street to Mill Street. Streets will reopen at about 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, following the Sunflower Revolution races. Noon to 10 p.m. – Sunflower Streetfest featuring local artists, vendors, street performers, food and drinks. 2:45 p.m. – Chicken dance in front of Park National Bank. Kazoos will be sold for $1 all day and the dance, led by two Milford band students, will start at 2:45 p.m. 3 p.m. – Live music by Ne’er Do Well. 4:30 p.m. – Live music by Soul Pushers. 6 p.m. – Live music by Ronnie Vaughn. 8 p.m. – Live music by The Lovin’ Spoonful, 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Sunday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. – 100K Challenge and Bike Tour. 8:45 a.m. – 5K/2K Sunflower Stroll Run/Walk. 9 a.m. – 20K and 40K Bike Tours. 1 p.m. – Main Street reopens.

Cupcake war to benefit Parkinson’s research Sugar Cupcakery in Milford is hosting it’s own Cup-


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cake War to raise money for Parkinson’s disease research, education, patient care and wellness. The cupcakes will be available while daily supplies last during regular business hours, which are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sugar Cupcakery is at 32 Main Street in historic downtown Milford. For more information, visit the website www. or call 340-4166.


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September 8, 2010



BRIEFLY Commission meeting

MILFORD – The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the city council chambers, 745 Center St. During the meeting, the commission will discuss a request by Tanya Kircher of Stylin’ on Main. Kircher is asking for permission to replace a projecting/arm sign with a new arm sign at the salon, 212 Main St. The property is zoned B-2 and is in the Old Mill Overlay District. The commission members also discuss any other appropriate business.

Writers group to meet

MIAMI TWP. – The Miami Township Writers Group meeting is set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The cost is $2 per attendee. Those meeting will read and critique a writer’s work and exchange ideas about writing. For more information, call 248-3727.

Road salt is $61.22

MILFORD – City council has contracted with North American for this winter’s road salt. The price will be

$61.22 per ton. North American also provided Milford with salt last year for $61.68. The previous year, because of salt shortages, Morton Salt charged the city $98.11. City council approved the agreement with North American at the regular council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Yard sale dates

OWEWNSVILLE – A village-wide yard sale will be held in Saturday, Sept. 18, and Sunday, Sept. 19. The yard sales will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. No permits are required.

Volleyball fundraiser

MIAMI TWP. – Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship in Miami Township is holding a volleyball fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 18, at The Sandbar, 4625 Kellogg Ave. from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For a $10 donation, participants can get happy hour drink prices. For more information or to reserve a space, send an e-mail to lexi.ctrh@, by Monday, Sept. 13.

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.

Community breakfast

STONELICK TWP. – Belfast United Methodist Church will hold its monthly community breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the church, 2297 Ohio 131 in Stonelick Township. Breakfast is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted. Belfast will hold an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in celebration of Grandparents Day. The public is invited to attend, especially all grandparents and grandchildren. A carry in lunch will follow the service. Drinks will be furnished. In case of rain, the service will be held inside with lunch afterwards. For more information, leave a message at 625-8188.

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Tailgate party

Miami Twp. – PNC Bank in the Miami Towne Center on Loveland-Miamiville Road will host a community gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. PNC and several of the other businesses in the area will have employees on hand to pass out information about their services to let the community know what is available. A couple of Ben-Gal cheerleaders are expected to attend. The Miami Township Police Department will be on hand with their canine unit, cruisers for the kids to see and DNA kits. The Miami Township Fire & EMS will conduct tours of fire trucks. PNC is near the new Kroger and Shooters PNC and Shooters Sports Grill. PNC employees will be grilling out tailgate style. Available will be free food, giveaways and games.

Library meeting

UNION TWP. – The monthly meeting of the Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Union Township Branch, 4462 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road. For more information, contact David Mezack at 7357193.

Farmers Union picnic

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Brown/Clermont County Farmers Union will hold its annual picnic and short business meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Brown County Senior Citizens Center, 505 North Main St. in Georgetown. Bring a covered dish to share, refreshments and table service. The county chapter will provide the meat. Door prizes will be given away and friends and neighbors are welcome. For more information, call Rose Waits at 937-444-3148 or Cheryl Pritchard at 513875-3165.

September meeting

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the Owensville Historical Society Museum, 410 S. Broadway, adjacent TO Gauche Park. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Erdy benefit

CLERMONT COUNTY – Savings Sidekick Cincinnati will hold a fundraiser during the Taste of Clermont Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, with all proceeds going to support the Nick Erdy Foundation.

A special kick-off Friday will include a grand prize raffle, free book giveaways and other rewards. The Nick Erdy Foundation was founded by his family. Erdy made the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed with five of his fellow Marines May 11, 2005, when their vehicle was hit by an IED in Iraq. For more information, or to donate, visit, or contact Jane Erdy at 937-579-5200. The Savings Sidekick Cincinnati Coupon Book is a local fundraising company that works organizations to help build and support the community. Organizations can sell the coupon books as a fundraiser. For more information, visit www.Cincin

Museum day

CLERMONT COUNTY – Sponsored by the Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Societies Committee, the annual Clermont County Museum Day will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. The day features free admission at all 11 museums. More information and a map of the museums are available from the participating museums, or by calling 753-8672.




September 8, 2010

Clermont community reaches out after fatal fire By John Seney

Members of the community have reached out to help a family in the aftermath of a fatal Jackson Township fire. The Aug. 26 fire took the life of 8-year-old Cheyenne Ward and sent her grandmother, Stella Ward, to the hospital. The grandmother was released from University Hospital Wednesday, Sept. 1, after being treated for smoke inhalation and burns. “She is doing a lot better,” said

Lester Ward of Milford, the son of Stella Ward and uncle of Cheyenne. The grandmother is staying at her son’s house along with two of Cheyenne’s brothers, Tyler Ward, 14 and Chris Hartness, 12. Tyler and Chris were living in the house at 3002 U.S. 50 with Cheyenne and her grandmother. However, the night of the fire they were fishing at an uncle’s house in Jackson Township. Lester Ward said many people have stopped by to help out the family. “It’s been remarkable how people have come forward,” he said.

Ward said people have dropped off food at the house daily. “Breakfast, lunch and dinner,” he said. Ranee Miller, a family friend, said she took the brothers shopping for clothes and back-to-school supplies. Her church, Owensville Church of Christ, is collecting donations for the family. Sherry Hamilton, business manager at St. Louis Church in Owensville, said clothing and household goods have been collected and sent to the family.

“The community response has been wonderful,” she said. Members of the Survivors 4-H Club in Owensville will hold a bake sale and car wash Saturday, Sept. 11, to benefit the family. Leslie Younger, leader of the 4-H club, said Cheyenne attended some of the club’s meetings and was thinking of becoming a member. The benefit will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Karen’s Place, 307 S. Broadway in Owensville. Glenda Greene, principal at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School, said the school staff and

students expect to do a memorial for Cheyenne, but no definite plans had been made. Cheyenne would have been in the second grade at CNE. Services for Cheyenne will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center St. in Milford. Memorials can be sent to the Cheyenne Ward Memorial Fund, in care of any Fifth Third Bank.

Marijuana plants eradicated, street value $329,000 The Clermont County Narcotics Unit conducted an operation to discover and eradicate marijuana plants

before harvest Aug. 19 and Aug. 27, according to Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg.

“Law enforcement used a variety of resources including all-terrain vehicles and helicopters to search

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open areas for plants, which are approximately twothirds through their growing season. Plants range from four to eight feet in height, and are valued conservatively at $1,000 per healthy plant. Deputies follow up the discovery of the plants with the objective of identifying those who cultivated the plants. The penalties for cultivating marijuana vary depending upon the number of plants involved. Once the plants are seized, they are destroyed, preventing distribution of the finished product,” Rodenberg said. In the following townships, 329 plants were found: • Batavia Township, 11 plants • Brown County, 20. • Franklin Township, 6. • Jackson Township, 4.

Several large exhibits built with LEGO blocks will be on display Sept. 11-12 at the Clermont County Fairgrounds. Ken Osbon of Goshen Township, one of the organizers of the event, will have one scene depicting the Miracle on the Hudson airliner crash in New York City. Another scene will be based on the “Deadliest Catch” television show. Bill Lynch, who is promoting the event with Osbon, said he will display a farm scene with barns, tractors, farm houses, bridges and a train. A Columbus-based club,

the Central Ohio LEGO Train Club, will feature a city with a train running through it, Osbon said. “They have done quite a few shows in Columbus,” he said. A formed Tristate group, the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana LEGO Users Group, will have a display based on a pirate scene. Osbon said the show, BrickExpo 2010, will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the 4-H Hall at the fairgrounds in Stonelick Township. The exhibits will take up 6,000 square feet. The multi-purpose building also will be used to house some of the exhibits, Osbon said. Admission is $8 for

adults 16 years old and up; $5 for those between 5 and 15; and free for children 5 and under. Parking is free. There will be LEGO play areas for kids and a robotics demonstration Saturday. Osbon said he has been driving to Columbus for several years to attend LEGO exhibits. “I wanted to so something locally, so folks here can enjoy the same thing,” he said. “I hope to bring it back next year.” Lynch said he runs a business, Cincinnati Bricks, LLC, in which he buys large LEGO collections and then resells the pieces online. He will have a booth at the fairgrounds where LEGO products will be offered for sale.


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“Narcotics unit agents continue to search Clermont County for growing operations and ask the public to call the Clermont County Narcotics Unit at 625-2806 or the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 732-7545 to report any suspected marijuana cultivation or distribution,” Combs said. The Ohio Department of Public Safety provided funds for the marijuana eradication operation, Combs said. Agents of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification assisted in this operation along with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. The Clermont County Narcotics Unit is under the direction and management of the Clermont County Sheriff.

‘Miracle on the Hudson’ to be featured at LEGO show By John Seney


• Pierce Township, 10. • Tate Township, 75. • Stonelick Township, 1. • Union Township, 36. • Washington Township, 18. • Wayne Township, 3. • Williamsburg Township, 145. “The street value of the 329 plants is valued at approximately $329,000. To date two individuals involved in the cultivation have been identified: Thomas Schuster, 58, 3550 Clover Road, Williamsburg Township; and Ricky Hutchinson, 25, 2058 Ginn Road, Washington Township. Both were cited for cultivating marijuana and other cases are pending further investigation,” said Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

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September 8, 2010



Twp. adds deputy fiscal officer By Mary Dannemiller


Surprise visitor

Frank Fischesser of Williamsburg took a photo of this coyote hanging out near Cracker Barrel in Milford Sunday, Aug. 15. He said the coyote was walking between the River’s Edge fence and Interstate 275.

Old Ford plant ready to begin new life as UC East By Kathy Lehr

“When our lights are on, we welcome the community to stop in for a visit. In fact, I might sign you up for a class or two while you’re here,” said a smiling UC Clermont Dean Dr. Gregory Sojka, who also will oversee operations at UC East. This will be a very busy fall for Sojka and his staff. UC East, 1981 James Sauls Senior Drive in Batavia Township, will officially open its doors Wednesday, Sept. 22, to about 400 students, while nearby UC Clermont is experiencing a record enrollment of 4,000 students. On a recent tour of UC East, occupying 82,000 square feet of what used to be a Ford transmission plant, Sojka paused to talk about the many opportunities available at the facility that have transformed old offices into high-tech laboratories and classrooms. “I hope that when people walk through the doors of UC East they are impressed with the building and all we have to offer,” said Sojka. “UC Clermont will operate the first floor of the structure with a variety of allied

health programs for students interested in becoming a respiratory therapist assistant, nursing assistant, EMT or paramedic.” The second floor will be occupied by the UC College of Nursing and Allied Health that will offer bachelor degree programs. “This brand new center for learning provides affordable and accessible options to the community,” said Sojka. “UC Clermont and UC East will work closely with local businesses and schools to increase the number of local college graduates who can move on to great jobs close to home. This is an exciting time of growth and hope for the University of Cincinnati and the local community.” While electricians work to finish overhead wiring, computer stations are readied, and a variety of equipment is rolled into classrooms for student lessons, Sojka said he is already thinking about and discussing other possible programs to be offered at UC East. “We want UC East and UC Clermont to be the first choice of those planning a course of study beyond high school. Our doors are open,” he said.

Former Loveland Finance Director Bill Taphorn has come out of retirement to work as a part-time deputy fiscal officer in Miami Township. Taphorn worked in Loveland for 32 years before retiring earlier this year and was first hired by the township in April as an interim deputy fiscal officer after the resignation of full-time deputy fiscal officer Charlene Case, said Miami Township Administrator Larry Fronk. Miami Township trustees voted to remove his interim status at their Tuesday, Aug. 17, meeting. “The timing was perfect

for us,” Fronk said. “The interim was an opportunity for him to determine if he wanted to come back to work after he retired and whether or nor we wanted his services. As time went on, it became clear he would be a very strong asset for us in the position and fortunately, he determined he liked working here.” Taphorn will be working at least three days a week, but could work more hours if needed, Fronk said. “His hours are flexible,” Fronk said. “As we prepare the 2011 budget this fall, he might work more hours.” Fronk also said the position was not changed from full-time to part-time solely for cost savings.

“As Bill began fulfilling his duties as the interim deputy fiscal officer, it was determined there wasn’t a need right now for that to be a full-time position,” he said. “All the work that needed to be done was getting done.” The decision to come out of retirement was easy for Taphorn. “After three months of being retired, I was bored,” he said. “I wondered for about two years before I retired what I was going to do with my time so when they called and said ‘What are you doing?’ I said ‘Whatever you want.’” Being a Miami Township resident makes Taphorn even more interested in the township’s finances, he

said. “I’m working in my own community and it gives me a bit of a different perspective,” he said. As part-time deputy fiscal officer, Taphorn will oversee accounting, payroll and other day-to-day operations within the fiscal office, Fronk said. “I’m looking forward to restructuring the budget process to some extent and some of the way the accounting structure is put together to simplify it and make it a bit more efficient for department heads to work with,” Taphorn said. The next Miami Township trustee meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Dr.

Miami Twp. establishes Senior Advisory Committee By Mary Dannemiller

The Miami Township trustees want seniors to know their opinions count. The trustees recently established a Senior Advisory Committee, which is comprised of six seniors who regularly attend Clermont Senior Services programing in the Miami Township Civic Center’s Mulberry Room. As members of the committee, the seniors will discuss programming changes and other issues, before presenting their concerns and opinions to township officials and senior services representatives. “We tried to have a cross section of male and females with various interests,” said Assistant Township Administrator Jeff Wright. “We want users of the center to be well represented.” Wright said the committee is several months in the making. “The purpose is to have a vehicle for residents who attend our senior center to give feedback to the township and to Clermont Senior Services regarding any issues or ideas they have for the center,” he said. “This way, Miami Township and

Clermont Senior Services won’t be making decisions on the center in a vacuum, or without input from those folks.” Miami Township Trustee Mary Makley Wolff, who also is the director of the Anderson Township Senior Center, said she hoped the committee would improve relations between the seniors and the township officials and county senior services representatives.

“There was some concern before that their voices weren’t being heard and that they were being dictated to rather than considered in the process,” she said. “I think it goes a long way in providing a better communication avenue for seniors and us in the township who have a stake in what happens in the senior center.” Wolff also said she already has received posi-

tive feedback from seniors on the committee. “They’ve told me how happy they are that we took their concerns with what was going on seriously and worked to try to streamline communications,” she said. “They’re really excited about being there.” The next Miami Township trustee meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Dr.

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Aiden Eaton walks with his mother, Brandy Eaton, Aug. 31 as they arrive at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School for the first day of classes. Aiden is entering the first grade.


Carrie Mohring walks her two children, Emma, left, and Shea, to Clermont Northeastern Elementary School Aug. 31 for the first day of classes. Emma is in kindergarten and Shea is going into the third-grade.

CNE Elementary students switch schools JOHN SENEY/STAFF

Annette Decatur says good-bye to her children, Jared, a third-grader, and Leah, a fourth-grader, Aug. 31 for the first day of classes at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School.


Cody Hale, a fourth-grader, arrives at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School Aug. 31 for the first day of classes.

Students starting the school year Aug. 31 at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School began classes in a different building. The district’s old elementary school in Owensville was closed

down at the end of the 20092010 school year. This year, elementary students are attending the building that used to house the middle school at the district’s campus on U.S. 50.


Glenda Greene, principal at Clermont Northeastern Elementary School, gives directions to Maddie Weber Aug. 31 the first day of classes. Maddie is entering the fourth-grade.

Middle school students are attending classes at the building that formerly housed the Early Childhood Education Center. The high school remained in the same building.


Frank Ortega, right, walks with his sons to Clermont Northeastern Elementary School Aug. 31 for the first day of classes. Braeden, left, is entering fourth-grade and Luke, center, is going into first grade.

Goshen teacher wins telescope By John Seney

Shiloh Ashley got his first telescope when he was 8 years old. “It was one that you could buy at Johnny’s Toys,” the Goshen High School science teacher said. Ashley now owns a larger and more advanced telescope thanks to a program by the staff at the Cincinnati Observatory to foster interest in astronomy. Dean Rigas, outreach astronomer at the observatory, said the 40 Galileos program was launched in 2009. Forty eightinch telescopes were awarded to recipients who showed the promise of becoming ambassadors of astronomy in the community. This year, the observatory received a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue the program, renamed Future Galileos. Twenty telescopes will be given out each year over the next three years. Rigas said 85 applications were received this year. The top 20 applicants received training over the summer in the use of their telescopes. The telescopes will be

Shiloh Ashley’s goal was to start an astronomy club at the high school. The club members could then spread interest in astronomy to other schools and members of the community. formally awarded to the 20 winners at a ceremony Sept. 10 at the observatory. “The main concept is to give away quality telescopes to folks based on what they planned to do with them,” Rigas said. Ashley’s goal was to start an astronomy club at the high school. The club members could then spread interest in astronomy to other schools and members of the community. “I want to get kids in Goshen excited about astronomy,” he said. “The observatory was looking for a person who wanted to instill a passion for astronomy.” The telescope is powerful enough to see the moons of Sat-

urn, as well as Saturn’s rings, Ashley said. He will be able to use the telescope in some of his classes during the day to look at the sun with a filter. If it is dark enough during some of the early morning classes, students also will be able to view the night sky, he said. Rigas said the telescopes are worth about $500 each, but the training the recipients receive makes the award more valuable. Ashley has been at Goshen for 10 years and teaches geophysics and earth science. He is the science department head and golf coach. He majored in geology at Miami University and has a master’s degree in educational administration from Xavier University. “I went into teaching because I liked being able to give people the same love for science I had,” he said. Ashley grew up in Milford, where he lives with his wife and three children. He likes to travel and does a lot of camping and backpacking.


Goshen High School science teacher Shiloh Ashley sets up his telescope outside the school. He won it from the Cincinnati Observatory.



September 8, 2010


Excellence in education

Eight of the nine public school districts in Clermont County received Excellent on the Ohio State Report Card for the 2009-2010 school year, three of those district earned the highest Excellent with Distinction rating. Below are the numbers for each district and the changes made from the year before. BethelFelicityNew West Batavia Tate CNE Franklin Goshen Milford Richmond Clermont Williamsburg Excellent



Excellent with Distinction Effective

Rating Excellent








Continuous Improvement

2010 2009 2008

20/26 25/30 26/30

25/26 26/30 27/30

21/26 20/30 23/30

15/26 18/30 16/30

2010 2009

96.5 96.1

101.6 99.4

96.9 95.3

2010 2009

Not Met Not Met

Met Not Met

Met Met

2010 2009

Above Above

Above Above

Above Above

2010 2009

81.8 79.3

84.4 90.0

95.8 86.0

2010 2009

84.9 80.6

73.5 83.8

95.0 93.9

2010 2009

86.4 91.0

88.5 89.0

92.3 87.9

2010 2009

74.7 80.6

83.6 85.5

84.6 86.0

2010 2009

75.5 73.0

84.3 76.4

65.7 79.0

2010 2009

66.7 67.5

82.1 67.7

80.0 60.5

2010 2009

67.9 77.0

81.3 77.2

66.7 77.4

2010 2009

89.9 79.0

90.7 89.4

91.9 83.8

2010 2009

82.6 67.5

88.1 86.2

84.6 74.3

2010 2009

84.0 84.8

90.0 92.7

81.5 70.2

2010 2009

70.8 78.8

81.5 92.0

78.5 74.8

2010 2009

87.7 83.4

97.0 84.0

82.9 75.7

2010 2009

76.1 81.4

94.0 87.7

73.6 83.1

2010 2009

73.2 75.9

91.8 77.3

70.5 69.1

2010 2009

85.9 88.2

92.5 93.2

78.8 83.9

2010 2009

82.8 82.8

90.4 89.7

78.1 85.4

2010 2009

88.9 90.0

91.8 97.3

78.1 87.6

2010 2009

78.4 78.8

89.0 81.5

74.5 85.4

2010 2009

85.8 86.0

86.3 85.6

78.1 85.4

2010 2009

95.1 95.3

100.0 98.1

91.0 88.3

2010 2009

93.9 90.7

97.2 98.1

91.7 84.0

2010 2009

97.0 93.8

99.3 98.8

92.4 90.2

2010 2009

87.2 89.9

95.0 95.0

91.0 82.7

2010 2009

91.5 95.3

97.2 96.3

93.8 85.9

2010 2009

93.8 94.6

94.2 94.6

94.2 94.1

2010 2009

89.4 91.3

94.3 88.5

92.2 90.1

Performance Index (0 to 120) 91.8 101.4 104.0 92.5 99.9 101.5 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Met Met Met Not met Met Met Value-Added Measure Above Met Above Above Below Above 3rd-grade reading 78.9 94.1 95.1 71.1 84.2 87.2 3rd-grade math 77.6 93.5 90.4 78.3 90.3 90.8 4th-grade reading 80.0 93.9 89.2 86.4 84.7 93.7 4th-grade math 74.1 91.7 91.6 84.0 91.6 92.5 5th-grade reading 71.6 82.4 85.8 68.1 80.1 86.1 5th-grade math 69.1 88.3 87.4 75.0 79.6 77.4 5th-grade science 69.1 87.8 88.8 78.3 87.8 89.7 6th-grade reading 84.1 88.9 93.3 80.7 88.2 86.7 6th-grade math 86.4 90.1 92.5 78.3 90.3 88.2 7th-grade reading 75.6 86.2 89.2 64.1 78.4 85.8 7th-grade math 66.7 86.2 85.1 64.1 87.6 88.2 8th-grade reading 78.9 86.7 87.0 77.9 73.3 77.4 8th-grade math 81.6 76.8 88.1 86.0 77.9 83.3 8th-grade science 67.1 82.3 76.8 74.4 72.4 71.5 10th-grade reading 67.1 86.9 93.6 87.8 89.3 90.2 10th-grade math 70.9 87.6 93.8 79.5 91.6 87.4 10th-grade writing 77.5 87.6 93.6 81.1 93.2 93.0 10th-grade science 67.9 80.1 89.1 72.0 85.9 89.8 10th-grade social studies 66.7 87.0 91.7 73.0 90.4 91.6 11th-grade reading 93.3 97.2 98.2 88.6 94.9 98.0 11th-grade math 88.0 98.9 96.1 88.6 94.4 95.0 11th-grade writing 87.8 98.9 97.7 85.9 98.0 98.0 11th-grade science 86.5 92.7 96.1 81.0 91.4 95.0 11th-grade social studies 86.5 97.2 97.5 85.9 94.9 96.6 Attendance 94 94.4 94.9 93.6 94.7 95.1 Graduation rate 89.4 96.9 94.9 87.5 93.3 93.60









Excellent With Distinction Excellent With Distinction Excellent

Indicators 26/26 27/30 26/30

26/26 28/30 28/30







Excellent with Distinction Excellent







26/26 28/30 29/30

26/26 27/30 24/30

20/26 25/30 23/30

2010 2009

99.3 98.9

100.5 98.6

96.3 98.1

2010 2009

Met Not Met

Met Met

Not Met Met

2010 2009

Met Above

Above Above

Below Below

2010 2009

88.2 84.8

85.0 82.1

82.4 90.3

2010 2009

89.9 89.3

87.1 87.4

81.2 95.2

2010 2009

86.6 86.5

88.8 87.2

90.5 82.6

2010 2009

81.6 91.2

85.7 87.2

95.2 87.0

2010 2009

82.9 80.9

80.8 80.8

70.8 85.7

2010 2009

84.0 82.0

78.6 70.6

60.3 74.0

2010 2009

84.5 85.8

84.5 84.5

69.9 85.7

2010 2009

95.6 89.3

92.6 86.5

83.5 82.6

2010 2009

94.0 81.1

89.7 84.7

82.3 68.1

2010 2009

84.6 82.5

86.6 85.3

77.9 77.6

2010 2009

81.7 77.0

84.6 87.6

75.0 77.6

2010 2009

85.4 79.0

92.9 80.4

88.5 72.3

2010 2009

80.0 78.4

80.6 83.0

78.5 85.5

2010 2009

83.2 82.4

83.2 78.9

69.2 74.4

2010 2009

78.3 87.0

88.6 90.3

84.5 93.2

2010 2009

78.4 84.9

89.1 87.9

81.7 93.2

2010 2009

80.2 90.3

87.5 94.5

85.9 95.9

2010 2009

78.4 80.4

83.5 83.4

73.2 87.8

2010 2009

82.0 84.8

87.7 90.9

84.5 90.5

2010 2009

93.3 93.0

96.4 96.1

94.5 97.1

2010 2009

91.0 90.8

95.6 91.9

95.9 88.4

2010 2009

96.6 93.0

97.6 96.4

93.2 95.7

2010 2009

90.4 91.3

93.5 88.6

89.0 92.8

2010 2009

90.4 90.6

95.3 92.1

93.2 94.2

2010 2009

94.9 95.3

94.9 95.5

94.5 94.9

2010 2009

94.5 89.0

92.1 93.2

87.5 91.3

2010 2009

New Richmond

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This week at Goshen

• The Goshen girls’ volleyball team lost to Springboro 25-9, 25-27, 25-14, Aug. 28. On Aug. 31, Amelia beat Goshen 25-17, 25-20. • In boys’ soccer, Goshen lost to St. Bernard 4-1, Aug. 30. Goshen’s Sean Bell scored the team’s goal. The New Richmond boys’ soccer team shut out Goshen 2-0, Aug. 31. • In girls’ soccer, New Richmond beat Goshen 2-1, Aug. 31. Stockmeir scored Goshen’s goal. • The New Richmond girls’ tennis team beat Goshen 3-2, Aug. 31. Goshen’s Madi Martell beat C. White 6-4, 6-4; Chyna Perkins beat Tucker 63, 6-4. • In boys’ golf, Goshen lost to Western Brown 172186, Aug. 31.

This week at Milford

• The Indian Hill girls’ volleyball team beat Milford 2519, 16-26, 26-13, Aug. 28. • In girls’ soccer, Milford beat Sycamore 2-1, Aug. 28. Milford’s Kiersten Johnson and Lindsey Bartsch scored the team’s goals. • In boys’ soccer, Milford tied Fairfield 3-3 Aug. 31. • In girls’ golf, Milford scored a 196 to beat Indian Hill’s 238 and Cincinnati Country Day’s 261, Aug. 30. On Aug. 31, Milford beat Anderson 168-202. Milford’s Taylor Ulery medaled with 4 over par 39 on the back nine at Reeves. On Sept. 1, Milford beat Harrison 175-194. Milford’s Erin Mack medaled with 5 over par 40 on the front nine of Hillside Golf Course. • The Milford girls’ tennis team beat Turpin 4-1, Aug. 31. Milford’s Madison Laskarzewski beat Johnson 6-0, 6-1; Brittney Lovdal beat Geibel 6-1, 6-1; Shannon Glancy beat C. Shim 6-2, 6-4; Juleah Morehouse and Eliza Marchant beat Essell and Francis 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. On Sept. 1, Milford beat Goshen 5-0. Laskarzewsk beat Madi Martell 6-2, 6-0; Lovdal beat Hillary Hulsmeyer 6-0, 6-0; Glancy beat Chyna Perkins 6-0, 6-0; Jamie Miser and Gaby Medvedec beat Hannah Musgrove and Abbi Poff 6-2, 6-2; Shannon Facciolo and Haleigh Brown beat Becca Siekbert and Emily Carlson 6-0, 6-0.

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This week at CNE

• The Clermont Northeastern boys’ soccer team beat North Adams 3-1, Aug. 30. CNE’s Nick Tipton scored one goal, and Noah Slusher scored two. • In girls’ soccer, CNE shut out North Adams 9-0, Aug. 30. CNE’s Alexis Schmidt made four saves, Kyli Sumner scored five goals and Maggie Sullivan scored four. On Aug. 31, CNE shut out Bethel Tate 1-0, thanks to 15 saves from Schmidt, and a goal from Sumner. • In girls’ tennis, BethelTate beat Clermont Northeastern 5-0, Aug. 31. • In girls’ volleyball, CNE lost to New Richmond 15-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21, Aug. 31.


CNE soccer sees early success

By Nick Dudukovich

The Clermont Northeastern High School boys’ team has come along way from last season. Through five games, the Rockets doubled its win total from 2009. CNE was 1-12-3 last year, but has jumped out to a 2-1-1 record. First-year coach Jason Iles believes part of the team’s early success is due to the close-knit atmosphere he instilled into the program when he got the job. “The team has really come together and we’ve defined the term family,” Iles said. “I told the boys on the first day that for the next two months we are a family – we walk together, we talk together we win together and we lose together,” Iles said. “The boys really bought into the concept, and I couldn’t be prouder of (this team).” Iles also sought to widen the team’s talent pool by recruiting student athletes that normally didn’t play fall sports. By recruiting within the school, Iles found three of his starters: Forward Greg Warman, defender Coty Rose and midfielder Joey Rounds. Not one of Iles’ new recruits had experience playing organized soccer, but his gamble has already paid off. Warman has two goals for the Rockets this season, while Rounds is setting a good example for the rest of the squad by displaying a good work ethic, according


JoEllen Schmidt of Clermont Northeastern makes a nice play to control the ball. The CNE High School girls’ soccer team downed Bethel-Tate 1-0 at home Aug. 31. to Iles. “I needed to get those athletes out on the soccer field and they worked their way into a starting position,” Iles said. “I’m extremely proud of those three. You’d never guess that they’ve never played soccer before.” Captain Noah Slusher has been the catalyst for CNE’s offense and has scored three goals in the squad’s first four games. The junior is being a leaderby-example on the field. “Noah is the true definition of a work horse this senior captain sets the bar for hard play and hard work

both in practice and in games ... he simply outworks the opponents,” Iles said. Slusher is joined on offense by Taylor Faecher, who is the team’s spiritual leader, according to Iles. Faecher has two assists through four games for the Rockets. Senior captains Nathan Tipton and Zach Hemming are also contributors on the team, and are a part of the 10 returning players who played for the squad in 2009. With so many players from last year’s team suiting up this season, the losses


Sophomore Whitney Schuster (28) of Bethel battles sophomore Jessica Kirby of Clermont Northeastern. from a year ago haven’t been forgotten, and that’s OK with Iles. “I try to keep last year in the back of their minds,” he said. “We turned what happened last year into pure motivation for this year.” Despite the early season success, Iles doesn’t want to define his team’s success by victories and losses on the field. “People get caught up on wins and losses and forget about the student athletes and what high school sports are all about,” he said. “I

told (the boys) at the beginning of the year that we could go 0-16...but if (the boys) can look in the mirror every day and can say, ‘I gave a 100 percent,’ I told them we will be successful.” As far as the win column goes, Iles believes a .500 record is a reasonable goal. “We practice really hard each day, and we go out and give it our all and that’s all we can do,” he said. “We are not the most talented team in the conference, but we’ve really been playing well.”

Singles players lead Goshen tennis By Nick Dudukovich

This week at McNick

• The McNicholas volleyball team beat Milford 25-16, 25-20, then beat Indian Hill 25-19, 25-20, Aug. 28. On Aug. 30, the McNick girls beat Anderson 25-14, 2521, 25-23. • In boys’ golf, McNicholas placed last with a 179 against St. Xavier’s first-place 157, Wyoming’s 160 and Badin’s 164, Aug. 31. • In girls’ golf, McNick beat Mariemont 185-204, Aug. 31. McNick’s Lucy Frey medaled with 8 over par 37 on the back nine at Walden Ponds.


In control Derek Coleman, a junior defender for Milford, controls the ball while Fairfield senior midfielder Matt Feller is in pursuit. Milford and Fairfield tied 3-3 in the Aug. 31 contest.

Milford High School senior captain and forward Kyle Scott keeps his eye on the action during the Aug. 31 game against Fairfield. The teams tied 3-3. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/STAFF

Goshen High School girls’ tennis coach Pete Patterson is optimistic. The squad’s singles players are the reasons for his demeanor. Patterson is pleased because his team has showed improvement from last year by being competitive against the Southern Buckeye Athletic Conference’s toughest teams. At No. 1 singles, sophomore Maddy Martell has shown she belongs playing against other top players. Although her record isn’t indicative of success, Martell has played well and been close to the matches she lost. Martell is 3-5 on the season (counting the SBAC tournament that started off the season), according to Patterson. He believes Martell can continue her development as the squad’s best player. “We would like to see her continue to improve and win a couple of the matches she’s been close in,” Patterson said. “I think she’ll continue to get better and better. She’s young and she’s just getting used to the competition and we think she will continue to improve.” The other top singles

players for the Warriors are Hillary Hulsmeyer and Chyna Perkins. Both girls are 2-4 during the 2010 campaign. Patterson added that the Martell, Hulsmeyer and Perkins will be the key to Warriors having a .500 season. “Our three singles players are the strongest part of our team,” Patterson said. “I hope as the season goes on they’ll continue to get better and win their share (of matches).” Patterson hopes the Warriors’ records will improve now that his squad has battled through the toughest part of its schedule. “I think as a team, we want to be winning more than we are losing, so we are behind because we’ve played what I think are the toughest teams (Ameila, Bethel-Tate, Mariemont), up front,” Patterson said. “Hopefully the girls will keep working at it and we will get up to a .500 season and that would be a big improvement from last year.” Patterson also hopes his team’s early schedule will make the girls better in the long run. “We got good experience playing tougher schools to start with,” he said. “We’ve been up against some good competition.”

Sports & recreation

September 8, 2010


Red hot flames


The Milford Flames baseball team celebrates winning the Southwest Ohio League Continental Tournament July 10 and 11, finishing the year 24-13 and participated in the Great Lakes National Championship in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. In back, from left, are A.J. Jackson, Coach Brian Fender, Grant Massie, Adrian Young, Chandler Cooper, Josh Fardy, Josh Phillips, Coach Steve Mick and Head Coach Brian Ragle. In front are Austin Parker, Dylan Sirk, Ryan Mick, Tyler Fender and Taylor Ragle.


Outstanding major


Milford High School graduate Megan Rae is awarded Outstanding Sport Management Major of the Year from the College of Mount St. Joseph. She graduated cum laude on May 8 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management major and business administration minor. She is a member of Alpha Chi and Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Societies. She is media relations manager for the Florence Freedom – Minor League Baseball Organization. She is also the Clermont Northeastern High School girls’ junior varsity basketball coach. The 2009-2010 season was her first season coaching; she had a respectable 11-8 record.

• In boys’ golf, Milford won by tiebreak after tying with Turpin 173-173, Aug. 31. Milford’s Cody Giles and Austin Taylor medaled with 7 over par 42 on the front nine at Ivy Hills Country Club. On Sept. 1, Milford scored a 162 to beat Bethel’s 178 and Batavia’s 180. • In girls’ volleyball, Milford beat Walnut Hills 26-24, 25-16, 24-26, 25-20, Aug. 31.

There has never been a better time to take your game private. Dues rates at both Royal Oak and Ivy Hills have been reduced over 50% and start at just $139 for the entire family! Membership includes access to pool, tennis, fitness and golf privileges at Shaker Run Golf Club in nearby Lebanon.

ON THE WARRIORS The following is a reprint of the Goshen football roster to show more current information than was ready by press time of the football preview.

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Alex Owens Jamie Ashcraft Eric Coleman Brandon Steele Dylan Owens Tim Brewer

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Matt Taulbee Dustin Engled Ken Eikenhorst Collin Murphy Zach Marsh Brent Steele Steve Morris Alex Edwards Colin Rader Marcus Casey Dmitri Foreman Mike Davis Jake Allen

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Travis Hines Brawn Holden Ryan Ashcraft Mike Winterberger Josh Hewett Ryan Shanabrook Mike Work Brandon Owens Arron Worley Andrew Faith Derrick McDaniel Cody Dutlinger

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September 8, 2010



Celebrate excellent education ratings Good job! Clermont County education is excellent. That’s not just the Community Press making a statement. That’s the Ohio Department of Education saying that eight of the nine public school districts in Clermont County are excellent and three of those eight are excellent with distinction, Milford for the second year in a row. Williamsburg is not far behind with an effective rating. Teachers and students can pat themselves on the back for a job very well done. Parents, you need a big pat on the back, too. Teachers and students can work hard all day, but without parents backing them up at home, one leg of the proverbial threelegged stool is missing. The Clermont County Office of Economic Development watches these school report card announcements. Clermont 20/20, which has programs working through the school districts, watches these announcements. Employers watch these announcements because high quality education and learning opportunities are critical to the region’s ability to attract talented workers for knowledge-based industries. Quality places attract quality businesses and people. A quick look at the rankings of districts in other counties shows Clermont County is in the top 10

percent with more than 89 percent of Clermont districts ranked excellent or above. The others are: Adams, with both districts being excellent; Allen, with nine districts, two are excellent with distinction, six are excellent and one is in continuous improvement; Fayette has two districts that are both excellent; Hocking has one district that is excellent; Holmes has two districts and they are both excellent; Medina has seven districts, one is excellent with distinction and eight are excellent; Mercer has six districts, one is excellent with distinction and five are excellent; and Putnam has nine districts, two are excellent with distinction, six are excellent and one is effective. In this world of technology that seemingly changes every day, an ever-changing global economy and a lengthy global recession, education is more important than ever. And we know the Ohio Department of Education has not let testing stagnate. With these great results in many counties, the bar will undoubtedly move upwards again next year. So let’s spend a little time celebrating this wonderful accomplishment for public education in Clermont County. Because tomorrow, everyone will get back to work to keep our schools’ ratings high. That’s a job that belongs to the entire community.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

Would you consider buying one the new models of electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt? Why or why not?



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This week’s question What do you thin the Bengals record will be this year? Will you follow them more or less than in previous years? Why? Every week The Milford-Maimi Advertiser asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line.

“I definitely would, if I had the financial resources, and if I could still keep another vehicle in case the battery was drained. I’d like to see how they perform, but we really can’t afford the luxury. “Luckily, our cars are both paid for and our mortgage is paid off or we would have a tough time.” B.B.

However, I really like the idea of going electric with our automobiles.” J.W.

“Right now, I would not buy a new electric car. I always like to give cars a year or so on the market to see if there are any ‘bugs.’ “Also, in waiting, the price normally comes down just a little bit.

“We’re empty-nesters with two vehicles. Electric cars will not satisfy the needs of either of us at this time. Just the same, they are an intriguing option that might be in our near future.” R.V





Good Samaritan saves boy’s life How do I thank someone for saving my son’s life? Last week, at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Milford, a Good Samaritan stepped in to dislodge a peppermint from my 5-year-old son’s throat. When my son began choking in the store, I initially stayed calm believing that he would cough it up, but I quickly started delivering the Heimlich maneuver as my son’s color changed for the worse and his eyes grew huge with fear. Soon I began to panic when my thrusts were clearly not yielding results. Someone called 911. A small group gathered. But only one person stepped forward and simply said: “Let me try.” I wanted to keep trying myself, but it was obvious I was failing. I stepped aside and with one perfectly delivered Heimlich maneuver, the stranger in the store popped the mint out and my son caught his breath. The next few minutes are a blur. I know I cried. Someone called off 911. There was some cheering and I hugged and hugged that lovely woman in the store. I

couldn’t get the possibility of a different outcome out of my mind. What amazing fortune that this woman crossed our path on that day in the store. Tara I remember sitKenneway ting in the car for several minutes, Community unable to comPress guest pose myself columnist enough to drive. I watched the woman and her husband and baby get into their car, and it occurred to me for the first time that they had been shopping at the thrift store, while we had been dropping off donations. If ever there was fodder for a parable, this was it. More than “what goes around comes around’ or “good karma,” this reminded me that good people give of themselves no matter the circumstances. So thank you Good Samaritan. Thank you for not being a bystander, but a doer. Thank you for helping someone else when


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Our summer of recovery – not President Obama is calling this is “the summer of recovery.” Economic statistics say differently. The economy is growing at an anemic 2-pecent rate. Foreclosures and bankruptcies are up again. New home sales tanked to the lowest levels on record while home values dropped 4.8 percent from last year. The cornerstone of Obama’s New Deal-style recovery is the $862 billion stimulus program. How has all that money been spent? Thanks to Senators McCain and Coburn’s top 100 projects we have an idea. Here some favorites: $762,000 for an interactive dance software program; $2 million to photograph exotic ants; $667,000 to study monkey inequity; $298,000 to predict weather on other planets; $60,000 for a statistical analysis of lawsuits in Spanish Colonial America; $572,000 to replace windows in an abandoned building. But the biggest “laugher” has to be the $712,000 to use artificial intelligence to create a robot comedian. Do we really need ant photographs? Do we need to know what the temperature on Venus is going to be tomorrow? Can’t we live with just Leno and Letterman?

We were told if the stimulus bill passed, unemployment would not rise above 8 percent. Last month’s figure was 9.5 percent; nearly 18 percent if you count discouraged and underemployed workers. The administration is trying to redefine the full employment standard at 8 percent instead of the traditional 5 percent. Our out-of-control spending may have dangerous consequences. By going to foreign creditors, especially China, we put our nation’s sovereignty in question. At some point China, with a vastly expanded military paid for by U.S. taxpayers, will force us into doing something we don’t want to do. Why don’t we just stop spending on these failed stimulus projects? At the end of June, there was still more than $200 billion left. Commentators are suggesting the administration is holding that money back for Obama’s re-election effort. President Obama, a keen student of FDR, will most likely take a page from his re-election playbook. In 1936 FDR poured billions of spending through programs such as WPA (We Piddle Around) into key congressional districts. The result – a landslide victory.

It was May 1939. We were in the sixth year of the New Deal. Henry Morgenthau, FDR’s treasGary Knepp ury secretary, was Community perplexed; bewildered actually. Press guest The unemploycolumnist ment rate had spiked to 20 percent in April. How could this be, he wondered? “We have tried spending money,” he told House Democrats. “We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work … I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job … I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started … and an enormous debt to boot!” To paraphrase the immortal Yogi Berra – Is this déjà vu, all over again? Can we expect a similar confession from Obama’s treasury secretary? I’m not holding my breath. Gary Knepp is an attorney with an office in Batavia and teaches American history at UC Clermont College. He and his wife, Hilda, and daughter, Mariah, live in Milford.

Q&A about disability, survivors benefits I recently helped staff a Social Security booth at the Midwest Black Family Reunion at Sawyer Point, which attracted an estimated 100,000 visitors. Below are just a few of the many questions our employees answered during the two-day event. Q: How does Social Security decide if I am disabled? A: For an adult to be considered disabled, Social Security must determine that you are unable to do the work you did before and unable to adjust to any other work which exists in significant numbers in the national economy. Also, your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death. Social Security pays only for total disability. No benefits are payable for partial disability or short-term disability (less than a year). For more information, read Disability Benefits (SSA Publication No. 05-

10029), available online at 29.html. Q: I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. Can I still get my regular Social Security retirement benefits when I reach full retirement age? A: If you are still receiving Social Security disability benefits when you reach your full retirement age, we will automatically switch you from disability benefits to retirement benefits at that point. The money amount will remain the same – we will just classify you as a retiree instead of a person with a disability. Q: My husband is deceased. Will I be able to receive survivors benefits? A: To receive benefits, the deceased worker – in this case, the husband – must have earned the required number of Social Security credits. See below for other impor-

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Five family members own the Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop in Union Township. Back, from left are owners Sandy Griefenstine, Amber Hrovat and Tammy Spivey. In the front is Amber’s daughter Chelsea Grote. Not pictured are owners Liz Grote and Irene Hall.

Turn-Around Boutique blends five personalities By Kellie Geist

Working as a team can be a challenge, but the five owners – and family members – of Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop say it’s something they’ve been able to work through. “It’s a challenge to balance five voices, but we really work as a team to make this happen,” said Amber Hrovat, one of the five shop owners. “In fact, I think having five people with different personalities makes this a really interesting, fun store.” The Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop opened last fall and recently moved into a larger space at 960 Kennedy’s Landing. The store offers everything from couches to clutches to clothes at competitive prices. While the economy might seem discouraging to some small business owners, Hrovat said that’s one of the reasons they decided to set-up shop. “We know everyone is having a tough time right now, but we can offer higher-end items and lower prices. That’s important when people don’t have a lot of money to spend,” she said. The owners and consigners always try to give the Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop a fresh look by bringing in new items and changing the look of the store. The owners only take in clean, gently used items that are within two years of

Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop

Address: 960 Kennedy’s Landing Phone: 752-3462 Web: Facebook: Turn-Around Boutique on Facebook Hours: Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. the current fashion. To make sure they have a finger on the pulse of the fashion world, Hrovat and her co-owners spend a lot of time researching online and checking out other stores. “We all love fashion, so this is fun for us,” Hrovat said. “Our store is never the same store twice.” Another owner, Sandy Griefenstine, said owning the Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop doesn’t feel like regular job. “We all have other jobs, so this is really like a play job. We all love it,” she said. “We get to know our consigners and customers by first name.” The other three owners are Liz Grote, Tammy Spivey and Irene Hall. As the Turn-Around Boutique Consignment Shop’s one-year anniversary nears, the owners are happy with the progress. “Our goal was to get our name out there without a marketing budget. We know success doesn’t come overnight, but we’re pretty happy with where we are,” Hrovat said.

This is one of the displays in the new Carriage House was the loom where Wanda Ferree worked. She is a member of the Weavers of Olde Williamsburg.

Major Gen. William Lytle to be honored at annual birthday party Members of the Harmony Hill Association in Williamsburg hosted their annual birthday party for Major Gen. William Lytle, who is considered the “founder” of Clermont County. Part of the celebration were the many exhibits in the new Carriage House, that will be used for a variety of activities. It also contains a handicapped-accessible rest room. Association members hope bicycling event organizers will use the new structure as a rest stop in the future, said Izella Cadwallader, association member. A good crowd gathered for the birthday party and performance by the Williamsburg Community Band. Association members host the party every last Sunday of August.


This plaque is on the dairy house and explains some of its history.


An old car was on display during the Major Gen. William Lytle birthday celebration Aug. 28.


This is the dairy house at Harmony Hill.


This is one of the displays inside the Harmony Hill Association museum, baby furniture from the mid 1900s.

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The oldest known structure in Clermont County is the dairy house at Harmony Hill, which is part of what was Major Gen. William Lytle’s home. Lytle is considered the founder of Clermont County. This display is set up inside.


This is a display about the Williamsburg High School state homemakers.



September 8, 2010



Zumba Fitness, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Gym. Fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-ofa-kind fitness program. $5. 379-4900; Mount Carmel.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Creative Writing Group, 11 a.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Adults only. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Little Adventurers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Weekly though Nov. 11. 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; Union Township. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 0


Sunflower Streetfest, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Main Street closed to traffic. Includes vendors, food, music and wine tasting and beer booths. Free. Presented by Historic Milford Association. 4761583; Milford. The Taste of Clermont, 5-11 p.m., Eastgate Mall, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Food, art village, kids zone, car show, beer garden, split the pot, cornhole tournament, zumba demonstration, Harkey’s Hodowners, music by Nashville singers and songwriters in song writers tent. Music also at Main Stage. $5, children 12 and under free. Cruise-in registration required:; 752-7751. Presented by Village Association of Batavia. Through Sept. 12. 732-0888. Union Township.


Fish Fry, 6-8 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


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


Preparing for Night, 6-10 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring picnic dinner and flashlight to enjoy bluegrass music, ice cream from United Dairy Farmers and challenging adventure for the whole family along the Edge Trail. Includes new and educational stations and new route! Complete challenge and receive prize. Family friendly. $10 nonmember, $5 child; $5 member, $1 child. 831-1711. Union Township.


Milford Sunflower Classic Criterium Bike Race, 6:05 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Registration opens 4 p.m. near the corner of Main and Mill streets. Men and women’s amateur bicycle racing is kickoff of Sunflower Revolution Weekend. Spectators bring seating. This course is a .8 mile loop with five corners and a small incline on the south end. All USACycling rules apply. Post-race food, drink and awards at MJ’s Cafe across from registration booth. $28 per race; Free to spectators. Online registration due by Sept. 8. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. Milford.


Fall Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature Shop. Selection of nature-related books. For children from preschool age through elementary school. Members free; $3/$5 nonmember, $1 child. 831-1711; Union Township. Sunflower Weekend Shopping and Dining, 10:30 a.m., City of Milford, Shops, antiques, art galleries, pottery studio, restaurants and bars on Main Street, Lila and Garfield avenues join in on the Sunshine Weekend celebration. Presented by Historic Milford Association. 831-4192; Milford. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T. 1 1


Art Affaire, Noon5 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood and glass crafts, fiber arts and more. Food, music and raffle. Includes Sunflower Weekend Art in the Garden amateur flower show. Arrangement entries accepted 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9-11 a.m. Sept. 11. Help choose winner by purchasing tickets to vote - proceeds benefit Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Free. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; Milford. Craft Show, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Downtown New Richmond, 116 Susanna Way, Benefits Historic New Richmond. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 753-1909. New Richmond.


Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 1025 Lila Ave. Severe weather may shorten market times. 6335218; Milford.


Sunflower Streetfest, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Milford, Music by Ne’er Do Well, 3 p.m., Soul Pushers, 4:30 p.m., Ronnie Vaughn, 6 p.m. and 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Lovin’ Spoonful, 8 p.m. Free. 476-1583; Milford.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Theme: Civil War. 70th and 35th Ohio Infantries set up camp to demonstrate the life and times of the civil war. Relive days of Wild West in unique entertainment experience. Gunfights, dancing girls, crafts, music and magicians. Food available. Free parking. Rain or shine. Family friendly. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. Through Oct. 10. 866-937-8337; Williamsburg. The Taste of Clermont, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Eastgate Mall, $5, children 12 and under free. Cruise-in registration required:; 752-7751. 7320888. Union Township.


Sunflower Revolution Parkinsons Disease Symposium and Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Registration, 8:30-10 a.m. Optional pre-sessions, 9-9:45 a.m. Educational event for Parkinson’s patients, caregivers and family members. Speakers, breakout sessions and panel discussions of the challenges of managing PD, new opportunities and alternative treatments for patients with PD, research breakthroughs and health and wellness information. Free. Registration required. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. 5695354; Loveland.


Patriot Day and Sept. 11 Commemoration, Noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Commemoration ceremony with Milford fire chief, John Cooper, featured speaker, noon. Beginning 1 p.m., all-day event includes raffles, $1 draft beer, food, games, split-the-pot and quarter auction. Military equipment displayed by the 123rd air control squadron of the Army National Guard. The Veterans Administration van and the North American Spine Group visit in the afternoon. DJ spins tunes during the day. Power Train performs in the evening. Benefits the American Legion post facilities. 8319876. Milford.



The annual Art Affaire will be held noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Milford. Includes pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood and glass crafts, fiber arts, food, music and raffle. Also includes Sunflower Weekend Art in the Garden Amateur Flower Show. Proceeds benefit Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Visit From left, Barry Kahny, Adam Kahny and Toni Doty, all of Goshen, try to decide which pottery animal would look best in their home at last year’s Art Affaire.


Alpaca Gala, Noon-5 p.m., Stoney Brook Farm, 1297 Wilson Dunham Road, Face painting, fiber dyeing and felting, spinning and weaving demonstrations, alpaca training/obstacle course. Door prizes, raffle, music, food and refreshments. “Alpacas as a Business” seminar, 1 p.m. Free. Presented by The Alpacas of the Tri-States. 460-0334; New Richmond. Sunflower Revolution VII, Noon-10 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Sunflower Streetfest. Celebration including vendors, music and food to kick off Sunflower Revolution weekend. Presented by Sunflower Revolution. Through Sept. 12. Milford. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2


Loveland Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Juried fine arts show, children’s crafts, music, food and more. Starving Artists’ Cafe. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council.; Loveland.

New Richmond Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, 9-11 Memorial Concert with the NRHS Troubadours. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 553-4146. New Richmond.


Williamsburg Village Wide Yard Sale, 10 a.m., Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St., During the village-wide yard sale, Williamsburg United Methodist Church Women’s group sellschicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, homemade pies and more. Rain moves inside church. 724-1103. Williamsburg. Fall Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; $3/$5 nonmember, $1 child. 831-1711; Union Township. Sunflower Weekend Shopping and Dining, 10:30 a.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Old West Fest 2010, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Old West Festival, Theme: Civil War. 70th and 35th Ohio Infantries set up camp to demonstrate the life and times of the civil war. $10, $6 ages 6-12; children under 5 free. 866937-8337; Williamsburg. The Taste of Clermont, Noon-7 p.m., Eastgate Mall, $5, children 12 and under free. Cruise-in registration required:; 752-7751. 7320888. Union Township.


Rob Behler Family Cancer Benefit, 9 a.m.8 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Raffle items, split-the-pot and entertainment. Benefits Rob Behler’s medical cancer fund. 2484444; Milford.



The Cincinnati Ballet performs its annual series of new commissioned works in the aptly titled series, “New Works,” Sept. 919. Performances are at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday. “New Works” includes a sneak preview of April’s “Infamous Love Songs” with musicians Over the Rhine. Tickets are $45-$50. Call 513-621-5282 or visit Dancers are pictured with musician Peter Adams from last year’s performance.

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Book Chat, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Book discussion group for adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


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



Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet guide in Rowe Woods parking lot 8 a.m. for two-hour walk. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $5, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.

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Sunflower Revolution VII, 8 a.m.-noon, Downtown Milford, Registration begins at 6 a.m. 100K ride, 8 a.m.; 40K/20K ride, 9 a.m.; Sunflower Stroll 5K run/walk and 2k Stroll, 9 a.m. Recognition ceremony, noon. $100, $80 advance for bike ride. $40, $25 advance for run/walk. Milford. What Flows from the River, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Cincinnati Zoo – Wildlife Comes to You, with the Ohio Division of Wildlife – River Otters, 2 p.m. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. Through Sept. 25. 893-4453; Loveland. Community Arts Centers Day, Noon-4 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Craft workshop Noon-12:50 p.m. Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra family performance 1-1:50 p.m. Celtic Artist, Cindy Matyi- the author/illustrator of “Little Town of Spirals” reads her book, talks about finding spirals in nature and our surroundings and teaches participants how to draw spirals 22:50 p.m. Wild Carrot family performance 33:50 p.m. Event includes “Par Avion: An Exhibit of Photonovella Postcards” by Kenneth E. Gibson. Free. Presented by Community Arts Centers Day. 732-5200; Batavia.

After School Leaf Collecting, 3-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Bring in leaves from home still attached to twigs or, if you’re just getting started, feel free to pick up leaves off the CNC trails (no twigs please) and ask front desk naturalist for help identifying. Open to all ages. Please note Rowe Visitor Center closes at 5 p.m. daily. CNC Members free, $3 nonmember adult, $1 child. 831-1711; Union Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004; Newtown. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 4

FARMERS MARKET 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; Mount Carmel.


Second Tuesday Book Discussion Group, 2 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Adults. “Resilience: Reflection on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities” by Elizabeth Edwards. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. Second Tuesday Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “City of Thieves” by David Benioff. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5

EDUCATION Homeschoolers Meet and Greet, 1 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Meet other homeschoolers. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070; Williamsburg. FARMERS MARKET

Ohio Valley Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Market, 2-5 p.m., Milford Shopping Center, 6335218; Milford.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Adults. “Only When I Dance,” directed by Beadie Finzi. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128; Batavia.


Toddler Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township.


The Alpacas of the Tri-States will host the Alpaca Gala noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Stoney Brook Farm, 1297 Wilson Dunham Road, New Richmond. Enjoy face painting, fiber dyeing and felting, spinning and weaving demonstrations and alpaca training/obstacle course. The gala also includes door prizes, raffle, music, food, refreshments and the “Alpacas as a Business” seminar at 1 p.m. Cost to attend is free. Call 460-0334 or visit



September 8, 2010


How many friends does truth have in our lives? Truth often seems difficult to find. That’s not because it wants to be so, but because we need it to be so. Humans can’t stand too much reality at a time. Imagine our chagrin if we actually knew the truth about ourselves, our weaknesses, unworthy motives and pretenses. Think of the trouble we would experience if we tried to speak the truth to everyone. A current Geico TV ad about truthful Abe Lincoln depicts our dilemma. Lincoln is asked by his wife, “Do you think this dress makes me look too fat?” He looks, silently struggles, anxiously fidgets, then holds his thumb and forefinger an inch apart… and she leaves the room in a huff. We hide from the truth. Oh, we do permit ourselves to know some of the truth - as long as it’s agree-

able to what we already think and treats us favorably. Mostly we’re easy receptors today of lies, greased words and half truths. As the American Melting Pot expands and becomes even more diverse, we are reminded of our founder’s desire that we be a nation of tolerance toward each other as we search for the truth in our lives. Most of us try hard to be tolerant. This means that we deal with others and their beliefs respectfully. G.K. Chesterton once remarked, “I can have regard for someone else’s belief, as I would their pet, without being expected to take it home with me.” Being tolerant does not mean each of us can’t hold to what we have good reason to believe is truth. When our ego becomes too narcissistic, we take it personally if someone else believes different-

ly. We insist they bend their conviction to align with ours. Tragically, violence and religious wars have been waged to accomplish that. What was needed was respectful discussion and openness. When we sincerely believe we hold something of truth, we naturally want to share it with others (as we do all good things.) In this sharing, two factors are to be kept in mind. First, the most powerful way of sharing what we believe to be of truth is to live it in our daily lives. It’s said that as St. Francis of Assisi lay dying, he told his followers gathered around his bed to, “Preach the gospel everywhere, and if necessary, use words.” The second factor in trying to share what we perceive as truth, is not just to tell the truth, but to

Chamber lunch features Duke Energy president Building a sustainable energy future is difficult in any environment, but it is especially difficult in this age of uncertainty on the economy, climate change regulations, and, in Ohio, customer choice. Her role entails leading the utility’s rate and regulatory initiatives in addition to managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development and communi-

ty affairs. She is responsible for 3,370 employees and operations serving more that 1.2 million gas and electric customers in Southwest Ohio and six in Northern Kentucky counties. Janson will discuss challenges, solutions and updates on issues, and she’ll take questions. Sponsored by Mercy Hospitals Anderson & Clermont, Great Oaks Institute

for Technology & Career Development and Duke Energy, the Clermont Chamber Monthly Membership Luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Receptions Eastgate. The cost for Chamber members is $25 and for future members $50. Reservations are requested and may be made by calling 576-5000 or online at www.clermont

tell the truth in love. This means to tell it with concern not only for the truth that is being told, but with concern also for the people to whom it is being told. For everyone to whom we speak carries their own experiences and dreams, fears and doubts, anxieties and beliefs on their backs the way a snail carries his shell. Tolerance means acknowledging and respecting theirs and our own. Author J. Ruth Gendler compares “Truth to a good thief who steals illusions and replaces them with what is real and precious. He can climb over any security fence we have constructed to keep out disturbing influences. And although he can unlock any window or door, he is not interested in breaking in or getting away. He insists on being wel-

comed and invited to stay.” Truth is closer to us than we Father Lou realize, especialGuntzelman ly in our silent times. He is Perspectives always there lingering in the long pauses between difficult questions and possible answers, between our uncertainties and perceived certainties, between the beliefs of one person and the differing beliefs of another. Truth is willing to wait at long time for us. The one thing that Truth will not do is stay away with us without being treasured and loved. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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You’ll go cuckoo for coconut-date-almond granola It’s official. For the most part, the kids, at least those attending elementary and high school, are in full session now. It won’t be long before they get into the routine that school days bring. So starting them out with a good breakfast is key. There are always those kids, though, who just don’t want to eat breakfast. If that’s the case at your house, try this chunky granola recipe and even if they run out the door with a handful to eat on the go, it’s better than no breakfast at all.

Chunky granola with dates, coconut, almonds

I like this as a breakfast cereal or over frozen yogurt. 2 cups old fashioned oats

1 cup whole almonds 1 â „2 cup each: flaked coconut and raw cashews or nuts of your choice 1 â „2 cup packed brown sugar or bit more to taste 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2-3 teaspoons cinnamon 1 â „4 cup butter 3 tablespoons honey 1 cup pitted dates, each cut crosswise into thirds or chopped coarsely Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix oats, almonds, coconut, cashews, brown sugar, allspice and cinnamon together. Melt butter and honey and pour over granola mixture, blending well. Spread on sprayed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add dates, mix to separate any clumps.

Continue to bake until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes or so more. Store airtight at room temperature, or freeze for up to six months.

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In saucepan, bring oil and herbs to a simmer. Lower heat and simmer three minutes, then strain oil and discard herbs. Add tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, salt and pepper to Canola oil. PurÊe 15 seconds. Add parsley and olive oil, blend additional five seconds. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: A half an ounce equals a tablespoon.

Pat Kellison’s black bean soup like Panera

What a fun story that Pat shared. “When I lived in Los Angeles I learned to love black bean soup. When I returned to Cinci, I could never find black bean soup at any local restaurant, Recently found it at Panera’s and it is comparable to what I have come to love. “It’s like the one I make –

minus the sherry addition. It’s the sherry addition, dollop of sour cream on top and a twist of lemon on top of the sour cream which is the final touch that makes this soup outstanding.� 4 cans (15 oz. each) black beans 3 slices, rough chopped bacon, sliced – DO NOT COOK 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 oz. beer 1 ⠄2 cup water 1 tablespoon dry sherry 3 ⠄4 cup diced onions 1 ⠄2 cup green peppers, diced 2 tablespoons garlic, diced 1 ⠄4 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce To taste - Adobe seasoning, salt and pepper Heat oil in a pot on medium heat. Add chopped bacon and sautÊ for 1 minute. Add peppers, onions and garlic. SautÊ for approximately two minutes.

Do not let garlic brown or burn. Add Rita beer and Heikenfeld Ta b a s c o sauce and Rita’s kitchen bring to a boil. Add three cans beans with their juice and bring back to a boil. Add cumin. Using a kitchen blender, puree the soup until smooth. (Will probably have to do this in batches). Add remaining 1 can beans and bring back to boil. Add sherry and season to taste with salt and pepper, and Adobe seasoning if desired. Simmer a little while so soup will cook down some. When warming up, add water to your preference. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream on top, topped with a lemon twist. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Summit to address teen suicide In 2009, six youth suicides in Clermont County committed suicide. So far in 2010, 11 youth have committed suicide. What leads youth to want to commit suicide? The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition, the Mental Health Association and the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board hosted a “Youth Summit� in April to discuss with area youth their perspectives on the topic of suicide prevention

in Clermont County. The summit was called “Give Us the Scoop.� Students from all 10 high schools participated. The summit provided the coalition with valuable information to help with suicide prevention by providing key information on why some youth perceive suicide as an answer to their problems, and what strategies youth believe would decrease the rate of suicides. The coalition wants to

share this information with the community. A town hall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at Union Township Civic Center to provide the results of the youth’s discussion on suicide prevention. For more information, call Virginia Dennis, coordinator, Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition at 721-2910 or Lee Ann Watson, associate director, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board at 7325400.

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Veterans and Honorary Chairs Mr. Richard Farmer and Mr. Robert Lindner Sr. cordially invite you to attend the 2010 USO Tribute Cincinnati on Saturday September 11th, 6pm at the Cintas Center. The 2010 USO Tribute Cincinnati includes a heartfelt tribute to our 2010 Armed Forces Honorees. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner, open bar and patriotic entertainment with master of ceremonies Anthony Munoz and special performances by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, country music singer Chely Wright, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and the Victory Belles. For tickets please visit or contact Kathy Bechtold at 513.684.4870 for more information.


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September 8, 2010


It’s almost time to harvest shrimp


Appreciation day

Shaw Farms hosted their annual Customer Appreciation Day July 24 with more than 400 people visiting and enjoying fresh corn, hot dogs, pork loin and lots of vegetables. Elizabeth Shaw learned how to work the cash box with the help of her great-aunt Jeannie Shaw. The Shaw family started hosting this event in 2007.

East Fork to upgrade 30 camping sites State Rep. Joe Uecker (RDistrict 66) announced the State Controlling Board released $979,000 in state funding for the East Fork State Park electric upgrade project in Clermont County. “East Fork State Park is a great resource for our community. It is an excellent spot for families to spend vacation time, especially during these tough economic times,” said Uecker. “It is important that we do our job to maintain the park with up-to-date technology.” The project will upgrade

the park’s facilities with the replacement of outdated 30 camp recreational vehicle power supply pedestals with new 50 amp pedestals at 335 sites on the campground. The park features multiple campsites that include electric hookup sites, showers, flushing toilets, drinking water, a campers’ beach and boat ramps. The park allows local residents and visitors to hike, swim, fish, picnic, boat and hunt. The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2011.

Howdy folks, We went up to Lynchburg for a funeral on Sunday for Junior Hostetler. He worked here at East Fork when I was working as the manager. This young feller was a wonderful person and took his job very seriously and did a super job along with his buddy Jackie. When something needed to be done in the campgrounds, I knew it was taken care of and no need to be worried. He was a very dedicated Christian. His wife and family will miss him along with his church family. When something needed to be taken care of there, Junior was there to do it. The Good Lord will have an angel that can help with anything that heaven needs and He knows that. His family have our prayers. Last Friday Ruth Ann and I went fishing the first time in two months. The fishing was good. There is a size limit on crappie of nine inches long. We caught probably 30 crappie, but only six were keepers. We caught two bluegills and a nice catfish so that made a nice, bunch of fish for a fish fry. Last week we wrote about the Ratliff’s having a shrimp harvest. Mrs. Ratliff called and said they have all

their tobacco housed and they will have two days of shrimp harvest. The first George day that Rooks they have will be Ole added S a t u r d a y, Fisherman Sept. 11, and the second one they already had scheduled will be Sept. 18. So mark your calendar and be there to watch them dip up the shrimp. The time will be 1 p.m. for selling them. You can buy the shrimp and go home and have a fine meal of shrimp before your neighbors find out you were at the Ratliffs. Now of course you could tell your neighbors where you are going and get a car full and make it a day. The Ratliffs will greet you with a big smile and hello. These folks spend a lot of time and money on the shrimp crop. There are only a few folks who do this so let the children enjoy how these shrimp are harvested. Good luck from the Ole Fisherman and wife. The other day Ruth Ann was getting dinner and Dixie as usual is setting by her feet. She didn’t know it so she stepped on the end of

To register in advance you can call (937)239-8234 or visit on the computer. Don’t forget the Bethel United Methodist Church Heritage Weekend, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. with food, games and events for all ages. At Burke Park (at the church in case of rain). At 5 p.m. the famous Mannings homemade ice cream will be there along with local church talent performing. At 7 p.m. the Cornerstone Gospel Quartet will begin. Sunday, Sept. 12, there will be one combined service at 10 a.m. with the keynote sermon from Rev. Aaron Brown with special music. There will be a flag raising after the service on a new flagpole outside the sanctuary. At 12:30 p.m., we will meet at the Bethel-Tate Middle School (the old high school along 125) for a carry-in dinner. Bring a couple of your favorite foods to share and enjoy the fellowship. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

his tail. Boy did Dixie squall very loud. Now I don’t want to make anyone hungry but here is the menu for that noon meal. Deer steak, broccoli, tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with salad dressing and for dessert fresh peaches and strawberries. The strawberries came out of our garden of everbearing ones picked that morning. Now mark your calendar for a special event. A tractor drive that will benefit the Imagination Library. The funds from this will help buy books for children from birth to 5 years. The parents or grandparents can read these books to the little ones and help them learn early. The tractor drive will leave the O.V.A.M. Grounds near Georgetown at 9:30 a.m. A second one will leave at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. There will be a lunch for the participants at noon. If you have R.F.D. television you can see tractor drives that they have. I wish I could take part in this one but my tractor isn’t ready. If you can’t be in this event with a tractor, try to be there when they leave on their 15-mile drive. The charge for anyone who enters a tractor is $30 in advance or a $40 registration fee the day of the drive.

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September 8, 2010


Vigil, town meeting to address suicide

Genealogical Society offers programs

In 2009, 39 Clermont County residents completed suicide. This is the highest suicide number seen, and it is believed the economy is playing a role in the increase in suicide deaths. It has been estimated that with one suicide, at least eight others are impacted. This could include family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, peers at school, teachers, church congregation and the police and EMS staff that respond to the scene. Some warning signs to pay attention to are: Loss of interest in previously

enjoyed activities, increase in isolation, giving away possessions, loss of relationships, social, work or financial, physical illness, previous suicide attempt, history of depression, history of alcohol and/or substance abuse, family history of suicide, impulsive or aggressive tendencies, and a local increase in suicides. Just because someone shows one or more of these signs, it doesn't mean the individual is suicidal. But, it requires attention. The situation might be serious, and the individual may be crying out for help.

The Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition, together with the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and Mental Health America of Southwest Ohio are working to increase the awareness of the risk of suicide and the options for help. A candlelight vigil will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. Also, a Youth Suicide Prevention Town Hall meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Union Township Civic Cen-

ter, 4350 Aicholtz Road. In April, 165 students from all 10 county high schools participated in a summit to discuss suicide. Anyone who needs help can call the Clermont County Crisis Hotline at 5287283 (SAVE). Mental Health professionals are available 24/7 to assist with a mental health concern or emergency. Contact Lee Ann Watson, Associate Director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, at 732-5400 for more information on joining the Coalition.

The following is a list of programs sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public. Additional information can be found at: ~ohclecgs/ or 513-723-3423. The programs are at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia unless noted otherwise. • Saturday, Sept. 4: Program: CCGS Trustee, Clare Holthaus will present a program on “Clermont County homes that were removed from the East Fork Lake Region to Sharon Woods Village-Sharonville, Ohio.”






St. Peter Church


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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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 CE-1001565768-01

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400

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

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

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

MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115


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

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


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

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GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available

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

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

3072 Lakin Chapel Rd Bethel, Ohio 45106 (Anderson)

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

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


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

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BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30amSunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

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

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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

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


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

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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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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: E-mail:

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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

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199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M.

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Abandoned thoroughbred ready for new owner Watching Stanley casually gallop across the pasture at his foster home in Clermont County, his head held high, his mane flying in the wind – it is hard to imagine that this is the same horse that was rescued from a Bethel pasture near death last December. “Stanley was severely malnourished and was hundreds of pounds underweight when he came to us,” said veterinarian Dr. Brenda Specht. “I am so proud of his progress; he is such a beautiful animal and has come so far. Stanley is now ready to find a forever home.” The 6-year-old registered thoroughbred stands 16 hands and 3 inches, about 5-foot-7 at his shoulder, and is a dark bay color with a small patch of white on his forehead. “Stanley is like a giant puppy dog,” said Dr. Specht. “He follows me around. He’s always curious and is quite gentle. Stanley has responded quite well to basic training; in the proper hands this could be a wonderful show horse.” Specht said Stanley


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MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Leaha M. Randall, 18, 215 Garden Ridge, drug abuse, Aug. 17. Tariq M. Ashley, 21, drug possession, Aug. 17. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Aug. 17. Robert G. McGuiness, 57, 5791 Lockwood Commons, disorderly conduct, Aug. 18. Jonathan P. Shull, 28, 46 Powhatton Drive, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 10. Jerry Benshoff Jr., 30, 5610 Day Drive, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, Aug. 21. William F. Scott, 46, 6082 Olde Gate, leaving scene, drug paraphernalia, operating vehicle under influence, Aug. 20. Brice Powell, 25, homeless, theft, unauthorized use, Aug. 20. Daniel T. Jetter, 44, 206 Commons Drive, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Aug. 20. Justen C. Hodges, 24, 5809 Mt. Vernon, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, Aug. 22. Heather M. Marceau, 24, 1001 Edgecombe, disorderly conduct, Aug. 22. Matthew R. Marceau, 22, 1010 Commons Drive, disorderly conduct, Aug. 22.


Tire and rim taken; $250 at 6021 Buckwheat, Aug. 17. Motorcycles and lawn tools taken; $5,250 at 1282 Ohio 50, Aug. 18. Leaf blower and rifle taken; $470 at 5691 Pinto Place, Aug. 19. Weedeater taken at 5961 Pinto Place, Aug. 23.

Breaking and entering, safecracking

Cash taken from safe at Miami Hills Swim Club; $400 at Rainbow Trail, Aug. 22.


Concert tickets, change, etc. taken; $407 at 6084 Jerry Lee, Aug. 22.

riminal damage

Glass broken in door at 5670 Cypress Way, Aug. 17. Vehicle scratched at Home Depot at Ohio 28, Aug. 19. Mailbox damaged at 5923 McPicken, Aug. 23.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Circle K at Ohio 28, Aug. 22.

Domestic incident

At Glen Echo, Aug. 17.


Clothing taken from Meijer; $52 at

Ohio 28, Aug. 20. Money taken from wallet at 934 Ohio 28, Aug. 17. Female reported an Internet scam at 587 Three Chimneys Lane, Aug. 17. Six catalytic converters taken off trucks at Specialty Storage Co.; $1,800 at Ohio 50, Aug. 18. Check taken from mailbox; $250 at 1732 Millbrook Lane, Aug. 16. Radio and radar detector taken from vehicle; $325 at 1685 Cooks Grant, Aug. 14. Laptop computer, etc. taken; $480 at 1179 Brightwater No. 4, Aug. 9. Garden hose and sprinkler taken at 5700 Greiman, Aug. 19. Knife taken from Meijer; $10 at Ohio 28, Aug. 20. Wallet taken from vehicle at 62274 Deerhaven Lane, Aug. 22. Briefcase, GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicle at 6320 Dustywind Lane, Aug. 22. Gasoline not paid for at Meijer; $26 at Ohio 28, Aug. 21. Money, etc. taken from vehicle at 6639 Miami Trails, Aug. 22. Washer and dryer taken; $400 at 6058 Floyd Place, Aug. 22. Wallet taken from purse at festival at Elizabeth Seton Church at Buckwheat Road, Aug. 21.

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Golf cart, picnic table, etc. damaged at Miami Meadows at Ohio 131, Aug. 20.



James W. Carpenter, 75, 1143 Telluride Drive, warrant, Aug. 23. Darrell W. Crooms, 48, homeless, recited, Aug. 29. Steve Davis, 32, 3480 Walnut Lane, recited, Aug. 29. Amy S. Deanglis, 34, 419 Lexington Drive, recited, Aug. 24. David Garcia, 22, 1823 Quebec Ave., recited, Aug. 29. Mark D. Hanna Jr., 22, 1393 Finch Lane, recited, Aug. 26. Douglas D. Harmon, 28, 12131 Midpines Drive, warrant, Aug. 25. Robert W. Haynes, 21, 1864 Davin Drive, contempt of court, Aug. 23. Juvenile, 9, unruly, Aug. 26. Steven Lastoria, 42, 1785 Ohio 50 No. 49, forgery, possession of criminal tools, Aug. 28. Michael L. Love Jr., 26, 5242 Finwick Ave., recited, Aug. 27. Jennifer McComas, 49, 4524 Weiner Lane, recited, Aug. 24. Joey D. Mircle, 37, 419 Lexington Drive, recited, Aug. 24. Erik A. Ommundsen, 25, 5613 Happy Hollow, driving under influence, Aug. 28. Zachary K. Stahlgren, 21, 704 Park Ave., driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, Aug. 28. Dale L. Sweet, 32, 902 Valleybrook Drive, contempt of court, Aug. 29. Justin E. Tolliver, 21, 966 May St., no drivers license, Aug. 26. Jonathan E. Vondrell, 26, 5748 Shirl Bar Circle, operating vehicle under influence, Aug. 29. Christopher A. Williams, 21, 1824 Oakbrook, recited, Aug. 27. Deshun G. Young, 21, 1990 Westwood Northern Blvd., recited, Aug. 29.

Incidents/investigations Attempted burglary

Attempt made to enter residence at 5613 Happy Hollow, Aug. 23.


Male entered residence and assaulted female at 107 Concord Woods, Aug. 29.

Criminal damage

Screens damaged at 10 Susan Circle No. 4, Aug. 24.


Male was threatened at 22 Potowatomie Trail, Aug. 24.


Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $59 at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 23. Go-cart taken at 5362 S. Milford Road, Aug. 23. Unlisted items taken from vehicle at 529 Main St., Aug. 24. Purses taken from vehicles at Clark Heating & Cooling at 28 Glendale Milford Road, Aug. 24. Gasoline not paid for; $10 at 702 Main St., Aug. 24. Display items taken from Walgreen’s at 932 Lila Ave., Aug. 25. Copper taken from AC unit at 401 Milford Parkway, Aug. 25. Silverware taken at 151 Logsby Place, Aug. 26. Auto parts taken off vehicle at 729 Ohio 28, Aug. 27. Unlisted item taken off porch at 860 Milford Vista, Aug. 27. Money taken; $20 at 1824 Oakbrook Place, Aug. 27. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $18 at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 28. Appliances taken at 545 Miami Ave., Aug. 28.

Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 28. WII game and medication taken at 601 Edgecombe Drive, Aug. 29. Gasoline not paid for at Kroger at 824 Main St., Aug. 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at 100 Chamber Drive, Aug. 29.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Max Kielez, 21, 9071 Foxhunter, drug paraphernalia. Travis Hines, 18, 5646 Ohio 133, underage consumption. Dustin Helsley, 18, 203 Gateway Drive, underage consumption. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption. Darrell Moses, 25, 2560 Pleasant Plain, burglary. Jason Carnine, 22, 121 Heather Drive, burglary.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 6567 Goshen Road, Aug. 13.


At 6703 Acorn Drive, Aug. 18.


At 77 Crosstown Drive, Aug. 19.

Criminal damage

At 3019 Abby Way, Aug. 17.

Criminal mischief

At 1890 Kirbett Road, Aug. 18.

Criminal simulation

At 1873 Ohio 28, Aug. 19.


At 6136 Pine Meadows, Aug. 15. At 208 Gateway, Aug. 15. At 6931 Goshen Road, Aug. 19.

Domestic violence

At Louis Lane, Aug. 16.


At 6569 Ohio 48, Aug. 14.

Misuse of credit card

At 1400 O’Bannonville, Aug. 18.

Sexual battery

At Ohio 132, Aug. 16.


At 1542 Buckboard Lane, Aug. 13. At 6771 Bray Road, Aug. 13. At 6040 Deerfield, Aug. 13. At 1480 Fay Road, Aug. 15. At 6112 Wedgeway, Aug. 16. At 7011 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Aug. 16. At 2217 Ohio 132, Aug. 16. At 6830 Shiloh Road, Aug. 17. At 5206 Crystal View, Aug. 17. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 60, Aug. 17. At 1601 Ohio 28, Aug. 18. At 1785 Ohio 28 No. 36A, Aug. 20.


Laverne Sarver, 29, 233 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, burglary at 3399 Bethel Concord Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 24. Chuckie L Ratliff, 27, 529 Aspen Glen No. 208, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 2828 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 29. Hobert Roark, 30, 1827 E Concord Road, Amelia, burglary at 72 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Aug. 26. James MacDonald Montague, 27, theft at 2270 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, Aug. 25. Nicole Braun, 22, 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, forgery, theft at 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 25. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 25, 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, receiving stolen property at 2226 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 24. Tina O’Neill, 45, 4303 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, assault, disor-

derly conduct at 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Aug. 23. Jason Mitchell Apgar, 32, 437 Newtonsville Road, Newtonsville, domestic violence at 437 Newtonsville Road, Newtonsville, Aug. 24. Robert Kevin Deweese, 21, homeless, Amelia, theft at 37 Huntington Ave., Amelia, Aug. 24. Deeana L Bowles, 27, 2191 E Ohio Pike No. 187, Amelia, possession of drugs at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 25. Jonathan C Wahl, 25, 6275 Corbly Road, Cincinnati, theft at 1240 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Aug. 29. Sean Rose, 18, 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, assault at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 25. Shawna Jessee, 42, 3420 Ohio 132, Apt. No. 5, Amelia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 3420 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 25. Scott Gillespie, 30, 600 University Lane, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering, domestic violence, menacing at 600 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 25. Dale L Nance, 35, 210 B E. Main St., Hamersville, assault, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 2305 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 26. Marvin Lambert, 64, 3746 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, domestic violence at 3746 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. Robert E Sturgill, 31, 235 Mulberry St. Lot 5, Felicity, drug paraphernalia at 2238 Ohio 756, Moscow, Aug. 26. Eric D Lester, 20, 173 Bay Meadow, Batavia, possession of drugs at 352 East Meadow, Batavia, Aug. 26. Charles World, 18, 11134 Snider Road, Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 280 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Aug. 27. Brian C Mills, 33, 310 Third St., Moscow, domestic violence at 116 Broadway St., Moscow, Aug. 27. Anthony Alan Shaffer, 22, 4145 Half Acre Road, Batavia, telecommunications harassment at 3619 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, Aug. 27. Albert Nickley, 28, 1474 Rudd Road, Bethel, public indecency at 1501 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 26. Joseph Apgar, 19, 5382 Galley Hill, Milford, domestic violence at 5384 Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 27. Velicia J Skidmore, 25, 6864 Johnson Road, Goshen, restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters at 6864 Johnson Road, Goshen, Aug. 28. Juvenile, disorderly conduct, Batavia, Aug. 28. Sarah Faulkner, 28, 666 Elliot Ave., Cincinnati, possession of drugs marijuana at 2568 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 28. Brandon Wheatley, 26, 6627 Britton Av., Cincinnati, possession of drugs - marijuana at 2568 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 28. Anthony Michael Benoit, 20, 5986 Meadowcreek Drive, Milford, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2863 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 29. Ronald Ison, 27, 4 Pineview Drive, Amelia, falsification, resisting arrest at 1400 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 29. Miranda K Washburn, 19, 4 Pineview No. 4, Amelia, obstructing official business at 1400 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 29. Jorge L Gutierrez, 24, 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, assault, domestic violence at 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 29.

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

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September 8, 2010


POLICE REPORTS From B8 Incidents/investigations Arson

At 3794 Number 9 Road, Blanchester, Aug. 29.


At 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 29. At 2305 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 25. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 322 Warren Street, Chilo, Aug. 25. At 4231 Grissom Drive, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 5755 Weaver Road, Batavia, Aug. 29. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 24.

Breaking and entering

At 1991 James Sauls Drive, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 2607 Airport Road, Bethel, Aug. 26. At 352 East Meadow Drive, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 4290 Ohio 133, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 5946 Eckman Lane, Newtonsville, Aug. 24.


At 3357 Nunber 9 Road, Blanchester, Aug. 26. At 3556 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 4122 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 37 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Aug. 24. At 10 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 24. At 1222 Church Hill Farms Drive, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 28. At 2233 Laurel Pt. Isabel Road, Moscow, Aug. 27. At 3301 Whispering Woods Drive, Amelia, Aug. 29. At 3399 Bethel Concord Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 9. At 3681 Blue Sky Park Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 24. At 4072 Ohio 132, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 72 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Aug. 15. At 844 Wright St., Newtonsville, Aug. 26.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 6320 Ohio 133, Goshen, Aug. 25. At 1629 Ohio 743, Moscow, Aug. 27. At 1690 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 24. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 2015 Laurel Oak Drive, Amelia, Aug. 24. At 252 Seton Court, Batavia, Aug. 28. At 2607 Airport Road, Bethel, Aug. 26. At 2755 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 28. At 2962 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 24. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 26. At Ohio 222 and Dry Run, New Richmond, Aug. 26.

Criminal mischief

At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Aug. 23. At 5368 Glancy Corner Marathon, Batavia, Aug. 27.

Criminal trespass

At 2467 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 24. At Ohio 222 and Dry Run, New Richmond, Aug. 26.

Death investigation

At 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 25.

Disorderly conduct

At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, Aug. 28.

Domestic violence

At Galley Hill Road, Milford, Aug. 27. At University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 26. At Broadway St., Moscow, Aug. 27. At Cobb Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 29. At Seneca Drive, Batavia, Aug. 24. At Newtonsville Road, Newtonsville, Aug. 24.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs

At 3065 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 27.

Drug paraphernalia

Possession of drugs

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 2305 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 280 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, Aug. 27. At 2828 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 11. At 3065 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 27. At 352 East Meadow, Batavia, Aug. 26.

Public indecency

At 1501 Ohio 133, Bethel, Aug. 26.


At Ohio Pike, Bethel, Aug. 27.

Receiving stolen property

At 2226 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 19. At 3794 Number 9 Road, Blanchester, Aug. 29. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 24.

Resisting arrest

At 3232 Williamsburg Bantam, Williamsburg, Aug. 17. At 1400 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 29.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters

At 2238 Ohio 756, Moscow, Aug. 26. At 2305 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 25. At 2828 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 11.

At 3107 Braun Road, Bethel, Aug. 21. At 6864 Johnson Road, Goshen, Aug. 28.

At 1400 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 29.


Falsification Forgery

At 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 19.

Illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs

At 3794 Number 9 Road, Blanchester, Aug. 29.

Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana At Woodville Pike and Newtonville Road, Goshen, Aug. 28.


At 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 1881 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, Aug. 26. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 26.

Menacing by stalking

At 1212 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 23. At 2258 Siesta Drive, Batavia, Aug. 29.

Misuse of credit card

At 2862 Monterey Road, Batavia, Aug. 24.

Obstructing official business

At 1400 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 29.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 2863 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 29.

Permitting drug abuse

At 2488 Jackson Pike, Batavia, Aug. 25.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 3420 Ohio 132, Amelia, Aug. 25.

Possession of drugs - marijuana At 2568 Bethel New Richmond Road, Bethel, Aug. 28.

Sexual imposition

At 6 Estate Drive, Amelia, Aug. 27.

At 1240 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Aug. 25. At 2306 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 25. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 1501 Thomaston Drive, No. D, Amelia, Aug. 23. At 2000 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 27. At 2023 Ohio 131, Milford, Aug. 25. At 2095 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 27. At 2216 Berry Road, Amelia, Aug. 28. At 2226 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 19. At 2235 Bauer Road, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 2270 Bethel Hygiene Road, Bethel, Aug. 13. At 2467 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 24. At 2613 Crane Schoolhouse Road, Bethel, Aug. 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 29. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 29. At 2758 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 27. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Aug. 29. At 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 19. At 2862 Monterey Road, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 3099 S. Dunham, Amelia, Aug. 25. At 3143 Macedonia Road, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 3155 Twin Bridges Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 29. At 33 Wells St., Moscow, Aug. 25. At 3556 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 37 Huntington Ave., Amelia, Aug. 24. At 4122 Moore Marathon Road, Williamsburg, Aug. 26. At 6686 Edenton Pleasant Plain Road, Pleasant Plain, Aug. 27. At 6738 Garrison Spurling Road,

Pleasant Plain, Aug. 27. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 23. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 24. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 24. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 19. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 18. At 2270 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, June 2. At 245 North Meadow Court, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 2719 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 2731 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 2772 Cedarville Road, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 2925 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, June 28. At 5951 Stonelick Creek Lane, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 6145 Belfast Road, Goshen, Aug. 21. At 1224 Glenwood Court, Amelia, Aug. 19. At 1264 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 20. At 1362 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Aug. 20. At 1781 Us 52, Moscow, July 28. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, Aug. 22. At 216 Park Meadow, Batavia, Aug. 20. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Aug. 18. At 221 Market St., Chilo, Aug. 19. At 2226 Ohio 232, Bethel, Aug. 19. At 2569 Wildlife Way, New Richmond, July 12. At 261 Seton Court, Batavia, Aug. 22. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Aug. 20. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, July 13. At 2782 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 19. At 3117 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 3447 Franklin Road, Felicity, Aug. 16. At 3577 Applewood Drive, Amelia, Aug. 19. At 3637 Graham Road, Fayetteville, Aug. 19. At 365 Mckinney Spur, Felicity, Aug. 18. At 37 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 3713 Mackey Road, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 3800 U.S. 50, Williamsburg, Aug. 19. At 3857 Little Creek Drive, Amelia, Aug. 18. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 17. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Aug. 12. At 6075 Marathon Edenton Road, Blanchester, Aug. 21. At 6202 Greenbudd Drive, Goshen, Aug. 17. At 6244 Greenbudd Drive, Goshen, Aug. 16. At 6451 Ohio 727, Pleasant Plain, Aug. 19. At 754 Wright St., Batavia, Aug. 18. At Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia, Aug. 17.

LEGAL NOTICE UNIT #151 Justin C. Stith 12391 ST. RT 68 Bethel, Ohio 45106 Unit #153 Justin Toles 5025 ST RT 132 Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT #285 Matthew Taylor 212 Savannah Circle Batavia, Ohio 45103 UNIT #181 Robert & Betty Bullock 221 E. Main St. (apt#3) Batavia Ohio, 45103 Your personal belongings stored at DISCOUNT STORAGE PLUS, 4205 Cover Lane, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Will be sold for payment due. 1001587893 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

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LEGAL NOTICE Dean Jones B7 4418 Eastwood Dr. Apt. 6111 Batavia, OH 45103 Craig Vandeburg C9 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 & Keith Brown I11 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 Township Office. 457 South Broadway, Owensville, OH. (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 B868498) with 20 foot boom mower with 5 foot rotary cutter head- Min. Bid $8000. STONELICK TWP BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1001585631

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Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 2911 Old 32, Batavia, Aug. 20.


At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, Aug. 26. At 3571 Ohio 774, Bethel, Aug. 17. Violate protection order or consent agreement At 42 North Bay Court, Batavia, Aug. 20.

Goldberg - Johnston

Jim and Pat Dixon

Jeff Johnston and Cathy Madewell of Mt. Washington and Fred and Leslie Cook of Oregonia, OH are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Johnston, to Brad Goldberg of Indianapolis, Indiana. Julia is a 2000 graduate of Anderson High School and a 2004 graduate of DePauw University. She is Operations & Education Manager with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Brad is a 2004 graduate of IUPUI and works as an engineer for Chip Ganassi Racing. Their wedding will be held on October 10, 2010 in Zionsville, IN

The couple celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on August 29, 2010. High school sweethearts at Anderson High School (class of 1966), they married in Cincinnati. They have 2 sons, Rob (Angel) and Chris. They are blessed with 3 grandchildren, James III, Alyssa and Connor. Jim retired after 35 years at Great Oaks Vocational Schools, and Pat retired after 18 years at Forest Hills Schools. Members of Parkside Christian Church, they reside in Union Township. They will celebrate with a springtime Alaskan cruise.

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


Wanda Ursillo and Bob Ursillo vs. Elbert Thornton and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, other tort Ronald Godfrey and Tonya Godfrey vs. Douglas L. Planck, other tort James W. Hesler vs. Dave M. Dryden, other tort American Family Insurance Company and Clydette Dr. Blank vs. Shawn Wayne Lunsford, 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 Company, worker’s compensation Vickie A. Gray vs. West Clermont Schools and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Bank of New York Mellon vs. Sandra L. Hughes, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Michael B. Erwin, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Gale L. Pelle and Clermont County treasurer, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Gearron Griffin, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Jerome Phillips, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LP vs. Jim Ridgeway, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank Asset Recovery vs. Mark L. Iori, 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. Charles S. Baird and Tammy R. Baird, foreclosure Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Michael E. Theiss, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo vs. Casey Cunningham, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Christina M. Hodgson, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Roger Fields, et al., foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Debra J. Baker, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Jerry W. Brooks and Karen J. Brooks, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs.

Stephanie Passarge and Bradley Passarge, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Ivan P. Adams, foreclosure One West Bank FSB vs. Trace J. Foley, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Katherine M. Boggess, et al., foreclosure TCF National Bank Minnesota vs. Celeste Young, et al., foreclosure Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Brenda Wehrman, et al., foreclosure Huntington National Bank vs. Roy R. Crutchfield, et al., foreclosure PNC Mortgage vs. Cynthia Rigsby and Lewis Roofing LLC, foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Manuel E. Bustamante, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Janice Kay Smay, et al., foreclosure Daniel A. Stinchcomb vs. Jeremiah D. Lane, other civil Richard A. Schlueter vs. Gregg Baurichter, other civil Allison Kindoll, et al. vs. Samantha Dever and Geico General Insurance Company, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. London Transport Inc., other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. E. Sterling Inc., other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Transport Logistics LLC, other civil Citibank South Dakota NA vs. Vicki L. Kuntz, other civil Jessica Whitecotton vs. Gradient Corporation and James E. Schuchart, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Incas Trail, Inc. Total Quality Logistics vs. Global Earth Transportation Total Quality Logistics vs. White Lion Express, Inc., other civil Zebulon Copley vs. Complete Wireless, Inc., other civil Janet Liegel, et al. vs. Nathan S. Bainum, other civil Merchants Bank and Trust Company vs. Curtis B. Everson and Karen Oakley Everson, other civil Huntington National Bank vs. Amber Beecham, other civil Jeffrey S. Bush vs. Rogers LTD Inc., other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Brick Mountain Trucking LLC, other civil Lykins Oil Company vs. LJ and K 29143 Inc. and Lance P. Little, other civil Total Quality Logistics vs. Refrigerated Food Express Inc., other civil


Kelly A. Reynolds vs. Timothy William Reynolds Katherine King vs. Charles King Stephanie Boots vs. Kevin M. Boots Jamie M. Campbell vs. Dustin M. Campbell Ashley Stephens vs. Christopher Stephens Mark J. Crouch vs. Donna M. Crouch Brianna J. Harrison vs. Corbit O. Harrison Melinda Luck vs. Christopher Luck Linda Louise Justice vs. Stephen L. Justice Cindy Jo Rempe vs. Robin Terry Rempe


Leah Michael Evans vs. Daniel Ray Evans

Jennifer Ozimek vs. Mark T. Ozimek Elizabeth Adams vs. Frank Warren Baker Ahren Michal Menchen vs. Melissa Marie Menchen Claudia L. Klein vs. Daniel E. Klein Joseph Patrick Fisher vs. Jennifer Marie Fisher Abbie J. Cox vs. Eric J. Cox Susan Marie Dean vs. Timothy Lamar Dean Christopher Baron Stanley vs. Velta Lee Stanley Timothy F. Buckner vs. Debra Applegate Jessica Lynn Hall vs. Terry Wayne Hall Jr. John J. Berling II vs. Mary P. Berling

In the courts continued B10

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The children & grandchildren of Paul and Marlene Walker of Milford, OH, announce the 50th Wedding Anniversary of their parents & grandparents. The couple was married on August 13th, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH. A celebration will be held in their honor with family and friends.

On the record

September 8, 2010

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


6771 Park Circle, Jeweldine & Wayne Achtermann, et al. to Curtis Cranmer Jr., $70,000. 7051 Shiloh Road, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to William Devaughn, $30,033.


5304 Glancy Corner Marathon Road, Brian Hunt, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 2.736 acre, $83,333.34. 4781 Hawley Road, Wells Fargo

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5810 Ashby Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Susan Pitman, $67,900. 564 Belle Meade Farm Drive, John & Melanie Mickels to Primacy Closing Corp., $316,000. 564 Belle Meade Farm Drive, Primacy Closing Corp. to David & Amy Arellano, $320,000. 5556 Betty Lane, Gerald Vance, et al. to Fannie Mae, $72,000. 817 Bramblewood Drive, Amir NasiriSarvi & Mona Safari to Bradley & Amanda Campbell, $188,000. 5601 Brooks Holding No. 76, Melissa Wade, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $56,666.67. 819 Carpenter Road, Thomas Kruyer to Eric Dearing, 1 acre, $198,500. 5452 Christy Lane, Eric & Sherry Dearing to Amy & Bradford Grau, $143,000. 711 Deer Trail Court, Luciana & Ricky Lotze to Jason & Kelly Cunningham, $414,900. 6327 Greensboro Court, Steven & Angela Bates to Scott Tobias, $287,500. 5909 Greywolf Court, Robert Geis to Aaron Brickner, 0.314 acre, $187,500. 6355 Hickorybark Drive, David &

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Shirley Schoenbaechler to Joseph & Tarra Plair, $190,000. 1567 Hunt Club Drive, Eliezer Roman Jr. to Josh & Danielle Shaffer, 0.419 acre, $233,000. 933 Loveland Miamiville Road, Vivian Bough to June Rainey, $63,000. 2131 Oakwood Drive, Garth & Annette Whitten to Dustin Hicks, $123,500. 5878 Stonebridge Circle, Unit 303, Robert Drummond & Christina Gross to Frank & Betsi Leonhartsberger, $99,000. 5786 Tall Oaks Drive, Bryan Buckley, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, as trustee, $80,000. 5709 Tall Oaks Drive, Bryan McAbee, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $70,000. 6218 Whileaway Drive, Qin Annie Huang & Shu Yang to Thomas & Peggy Azallion, $315,000.


911 Walnut St., Homesales Inc. to Kent Schellhause, 0.412 acre, $68,000.

STONELICK TOWNSHIP 5252 Ohio 132, Gene Ponchot to Lisa Robinson, $122,000. 5039 Ohio 132, Estate of Fred Ingram to Pamela Fischer, 0.38 acre, $105,500.

Beatrice N. Belew

Beatrice N. Belew, 96, of Milford died Aug. 31. Survived by children, James (Carol) Belew, Patricia Moore, Winona Belew, Karen Belew, Margie (Steve) Elam, Vicki (Mark) Lovins and Carol Embry; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Arlis Belew. Services were Sept. 3 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford. Memorials to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Miami Township, OH 45150.

George G. Bilby, Sr.

George G. Bilby, Sr., 65, of Milford died Aug. 25. Survived by sons, George G. (Amy) Bilby, Jr. and Michael G. Bilby; daughters, Melissa M. (Doug) Swafford and Desiree L. (Greg) Wright; siblings, Ann Gentry, Orville Bilby, Leroy Bilby, Ed Bilby and Billy Bilby; and grandchildren, Kathryn, Buddy, Miranda, Audrey and Ian. Preceded in death by father, Orville Bilby; mother, Mildred Shannon; and brother, Clarence Bilby. Services were Aug. 27 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.



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Frisby Construction, Milford, addition, 6852 Obannon Bluff, Goshen Township, $33,500. Richard Tedford, Loveland, HVAC, 1567 Fay Road, Goshen Township. Richard Frazier, Milford, alter, 2095 Woodville Pike, Goshen Township; alter, 5586 Ohio 133. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 5718 Clemens Drive, Goshen Township, $69,000; new, 6041 Marsh Circle, $78,000; new, 6018 Marsh Circle, $85,000; new, 1604 Meadow

Springs, Miami Township, $120,000; new, 5633 Wittmer Meadows, $112,000. Anthony Distler, Batavia, alter, 3025 Ohio 50, Jackson Township. DD Construction & Design, Lebanon, addition, 800 Deerwood Lane, Miami Township, $50,000. Solaris Properties, Loveland, deck, 6031 Delicious Asha Court, Miami Township, $6,000. Patrick Zicka Homes, Cincinnati alter, 6588 Trailwoods, Miami Township. Logan Services, Dayton, HVAC, 5589 Autumn Wynd, Miami Township.



Lucy Lee Marshall Davis, 93, of Milford, formerly of Felicity died Aug. 29. Survived by son, Randy (Colleen) Davis; daughters, Wanda (Steward) Moss and Margaret Dawson; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Richard R. Davis; and brother, Charles Marshall. Services were Sept. 1 at Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home, Felicity.

Lou A. Gillies Kendig

Lou Alaine Gillies Kendig, 73, of Milford died Aug. 24. Survived by husband, Stephen B. Kendig; children, Jenny (Allen) Kramer and Becki (David) Carlisle; brothers, Doug (Georgia) Fitch, Mark (Judy) Fitch; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. By Lou’s request, no services were planned. Memorials to (in lieu of flowers): Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

James Arthur Peck

James Arthur “Duke” Peck, 42, of Goshen died Aug. 29. Survived by wife, Rebecca R. Briggs Peck; children, Corey Glenn

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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. Christine Ann Custor, 35, aggravated possession of drugs, Union Township Police Department. Catherine Denise Collins, 42, at large, receiving stolen property, Milford Police. Alfred Duane Arnold, 53, theft, Union Township Police Department. Marcus Anthony Stineman, 26, 4591 Lakeland Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, grand theft of a firearm, Union Township Police Department. Dane Richard Gates, 25, 1243 Glen Haven Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department.

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The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Summer Tyler vs. Village of Batavia, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Mary Helen Woodrey, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court affirmed the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

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John Herbert Turner, Jr., 77, of Milford died Aug. 2. Survived by wife, Bettie Jean (nee Smith) Turner; children, Barb (Dennis) Rohe, Debbie (Bob) Buck and John (Angie) Turner III; grandchildren, Kara Brown, Denielle Rohe, Jenna Turner, Leah Turner and John Turner IV; great-grandchild, Turner Charles Brown; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Turner. Preceded in death by father, John Herbert Turner Turner, Sr.; mother, Mary (nee Evans) Turner; and brother, Jerry Turner. Services were Aug. 5 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Goshen.

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Peck, Danielle Renee Peck and Courtney Anne Peck; parents, William E. and Diana B. Long Peck; sister, Shannon Diane Smith; niece, Jessica L. Slover; and nephew, William V. Slover. Preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur R. Liming, Ada G. Wood Liming and James A. Long. Services were Sept. 3 at Evans Funeral Home, Goshen.

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Starts Friday Sept. 10, 2010 $6,000 Guaranteed Bingo Payout Each Night! $15 - 6-36 Faces $25 - 90 Faces Computer Wed, Fri, Sat Nights





513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259


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