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Milford board to study May levy Input sought at listening session By John Seney

MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Milford school officials, who saw a 4.5-mill levy request defeated in the last election, are considering asking for another levy in May. Superintendent Robert Farrell said the Nov. 6 levy lost by 300 votes out of more than 21,000 votes cast. He said there were about 600

provisional ballots cast in the election, but doubted the outcome would change when those ballots are counted later this month. Farrell Farrell said the first step in putting another levy on the ballot would be gathering input from the public at a district listening session tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Milford High School, 1 Eagles Way.

The school board would then need to discuss a possible levy at a work session in December, he said. The date and time of that work session have not been determined. “I think a work session about the levy is necessary,” said David Yockey, president of the school board. To place a levy on the May 7 ballot, the school board would have to pass two resolutions, with the second resolution approved by Friday, Jan. 25. Farrell suggested asking for a levy of the same amount - 4.5

mills. “If we came back with a larger levy, it would be difficult to pass,” he said. Farrell said if a levy is passed in 2013, the school district would not receive any tax revenue from it until 2014. Because of the defeat of the last levy, about $750,000 in cuts will have to be made in 2013, he said. “With some tight management, it’s possible to save $750,000,” Farrell said. Even if a levy passes in 2013, the district still would need to

cut another $2.5 million over the next four years, he said. “We’re going to have to make some hard decisions,” said board member Rob Hewlett of the cuts. “We’re looking at all options. Trust me, it’s going to be tough.” “Now is the time to question everything,” said board member Andrea Brady. “Everything is on the table.” Treasurer Deborah Caudle said if no levy is approved, the district would be in the red by 2017 and would risk going into fiscal watch.

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The Marching Eagles of Milford High School played Christmas music Nov. 15 as they marched Business 28 for the Miami Township Holiday Parade. For more photos from the parade, see page B7. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Just as your family has its holiday traditions, the MilfordMiami Advertiser has a tradition of which we want you to be a part. Every year, in our edition between Christmas and New Year’s, we salute local people who show us every day what its means to be a good neighbor. We call it “Neighbors Who Care,” and we need your help. If you know someone who regularly embodies the spirit of “Neighbors Who Care” – maybe they brought you food during an illness, or looked after your house while you were gone, or cleared your driveway during snow, or helped pick up debris after a storm– or maybe they just

provide a friendly face, or listen when you need to talk to someone. No matter how they display it, we want to recognize them. Send your “Neighbors Who Care” nominations to Include your name, community and contact information, as well as that information for your neighbor.

Hometown Holidays offer an alternative experience By Roxanna Blevins

MILFORD — Consumers will have new stores to visit during the 2012 Hometown Holidays in downtown Milford. With a combination of new and old businesses, Milford’s Hometown Holidays offers a variety of shopping opportunities and an alternative to a mall experience, said Big Poppa Slims owner Jeff Goetz. “It’s a nice place where you can bring your family and get away from the mall,” said Goetz. Businesses like That Shop in Milford and Roads Rivers and Trails are extending their hours for the two-day event.

Many businesses in downtown Milford will be open and offering holiday specials and sales from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be specials offered for people of all tastes and ages, from 20 percent off bicycle tune-ups at Bishop’s Bicycles to 30 percent discounts on select wines at 20 Brix. In addition, shoppers will have opportunities to participate in seasonal events and activities like horse-drawn carriage rides and antique fire engine rides. Some businesses will be offering complimentary refreshments including hot chocolate, cookies and cider. Santa Claus will visit with shoppers at Kirk and Company Jewelers from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fri-

day and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A DJ will play Christmas music in front of Auel’s Fine Chocolates as well. “It’s a cool vibe,” Goetz said. “It’s a very eclectic mix of people.” “It has an old, hometown feel,” said April Prather, manager of Park National Bank, an event-supporter. “I think that it’s a tradition for people to come down here with their whole family.” Although many businesses in downtown Milford will extend their hours during Hometown Holidays, consumers who wish to visit specific stores should call or check websites to verify hours. For more information , go to



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portation Improvement District to widen a section of Wards Corner Road near Interstate 275. Administrator Larry Fronk said township officials want to widen a twolane section of Wards Corner Road to add a third lane for turns from the Carespring Health Care facility at 390 Wards Corner Road to where the road already has been widened near the interstate. A 100-bed cardiac rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility is planned for property across the road from Carespring and the project would include an access road for the new development, he said.

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Fronk said transportation improvement district officials have agreed to pay 50 percent of the cost of the road project. The total cost of the project is estimated at $500,000, with the township paying $250,000 and the transportation improvement district paying $250,000, he said. Fronk discussed the project with the trustees at a work session Nov. 12 and scheduled a vote for the regular trustee meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The project would be scheduled for construction in 2013, Fronk said.

now has a sister page and a website on the way with a focus on businesses. The Merchant Happenings Facebook page was created Oct. 24 in response to requests from business owners to be mentioned on the Milford Happenings page, said co-founder Tim Gerard. The Merchant Happenings website is scheduled to go live Nov. 21 at Information merchants might post on the site includes promotions, daily specials and clearance sales. Business owners also will be able to post links to their store’s websites. “It’s an opportunity to get their business news

out,” said co-founder Susan Kupka. When Gerard and Kupka created Milford Happenings, they wanted to maintain a focus on the community in Milford. The page, inspired by MilfordMiami Connections, was intended to keep people informed about activities and events in Milford. Kupka and Gerard were specific that the page was not meant to be an outlet for advertising. “It (Merchant Happenings) really wasn’t our mission to begin with,” Gerard said. While it was not part of the original plan, Gerard said both he and Kupka had a desire to see businesses in

Milford grow and succeed. “We’re really focusing on shop local, buy in Milford,” Kupka said. “We really want to help the merchants out.” Some business owners already have expressed a desire in using the website. Gerard said Skyline employees have been using the Facebook page. Businesses in the 45150 ZIP Code can register to post on the website for $10 per month. Registration for businesses outside the ZIP Code is $12.50 per month. For more information, visit the Merchant Happenings Facebook page, or contact Gerard at


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BATAVIA — The Clermont County commissioners created the county’s Port Authority in August with the mission of fostering economic development. Commissioners and members of the port authority board Nov. 13 met with representatives of the Port Of Cincinnati Development Authority to learn how the larger and older agency operates. “We’re trying to learn what we can and can’t do,” said County Commissioner David Uible. Laura Brunner, presi-

dent and CEO of the Cincinnati port authority, said all port authorities operate differently. “There are vast differences in the way port authorities run,” she said. Susan Brunner Thomas, vice president of public finance for the Cincinnati port authority, said the agency has been involved in financing major projects in Cincinnati. She said the port authority issued bonds for con-

struction of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square, the tallest building in Cincinnati. Thomas said the port authority also has been heavily involved in “brownfield” projects, which involve reclaiming underused or compromised industrial and commercial land and restoring it to productive use. She told the Clermont County group port authority officials are “a wonderfully cooperative group.” “Don’t be hesitant to reach out to us,” Thomas said. Melissa Johnson, director of transportation and lo-

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UNION TWP. — About 200 students from Clermont County high schools Nov. 13 discussed suicide and suicide prevention during a youth summit at Receptions Eastgate. The summit was facilitated by the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and is the second if its kind for the county. A previous summit was held in 2010. The purpose was to get input from teenagers about suicide and to generate ideas for curtailing the problem among youths. “They’re the experts, being teens,” said Lee Ann Watson, Clermont County Mental Health and Recov-

ery Board associate director. Students were selected for the summit based on essays submitted to school counselors explaining why they wanted to take part. “I wanted to participate because I wanted to help with suicide prevention and help other students cope with daily life,” said Goshen High School student Alex Burns. Carly Aselage of Clermont Northeastern said she has known people who have committed suicide. “(I wanted) to learn more about how to stop it and talk to others to prevent it more,” Aselage said. Students formed circles, with 10 students and one facilitator in each group. The facilitators included representatives

from Child Focus and UC Clermont nursing and social work students. For about two hours, students and facilitators discussed questions such as “Why do teens attempt to take their lives?” and “What can be done to help prevent youth suicides?” “It gives the students a voice,” said Deb Clancy, chair of the Clermont County chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “It’s a way for them to step up and want to make a change.” For more information, contact the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Federation for Suicide Prevention at 732-7040. For those who think they or someone they know may need help, the Clermont County Crisis Line every day, all day at 528-7283.

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Milford McCormick students honor local veterans Nov. 9

Each year McCormick Elementary and other Milford schools honor local veterans during Veterans Day Assemblies. McCormick Elementary students prepared for weeks with music teacher Ann Grady to learn patriotic songs for the Nov. 9 event. Grady writes the program and directs the sixth-graders who lead the assembly. The students rehearse during their music classes. The veterans representing all major conflicts since World War II gathered before the assembly to enjoy light refreshments provided by the PTO. They listened as McCormick parent Robert Reid played the bagpipes while students processed into the auditeria. The sixth-graders read patriotic poems, the history of the day honoring veterans and led the students, veterans and guests in singing patriotic songs. McCormick student August Abt played taps in remembrance of fallen American heroes. At the close of the program, Principal Donald Baker read the

names and branch of service of the honored guests. As the 48 honorees came to the front of the auditeria, the sixth-graders presented each with a certificate and Milford school board member Debbie Marques thanked each for their service. Fifty-four veterans were honored this year at McCormick Elementary. Those who could not make the trip were represented by their children, nieces, nephews and in some cases, their great-grandchildren. With this year’s Veterans Day recognition, McCormick has recognized more than 300 local veterans for their military service. Since 2003, McCormick Elementary has supported active troops through preparation of Soldier Boxes filled with items that are difficult to come by during deployment. About 250 of these McCormick care packages have been sent around the world along with a greeting of support from the McCormick Learning Community.

Milford school board member Debbie Marques thanks one of the veterans honored during McCormick Elementary’s Veterans Day Assembly Nov. 9. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

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McCormick Elementary sixth-grade student Elizabeth Fox welcomed Thelma B. Hoffman at the school’s Veterans Day Assembly. Students at McCormick Elementary honored veterans during their annual Veterans Day Assembly by singing patriotic songs and presenting them with certificates. Hoffman is a 90-year-old retired corporal. She joined the U.S. Women’s Army Corps in 1943. She is a member of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association and was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in October 2011. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

Music teacher Ann Grady gives the sixth-graders final instructions during McCormick Elementary’s annual Veterans’ Day Assembly. For weeks, Grady has been teaching McCormick students patriotic songs during music class to sing during the assembly to honor veterans. The sixth-graders read poems and gave thanks to the veterans, and led the school, veterans and guests in singing patriotic songs. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

McCormick parent Robert Reid played the bagpipes while students processed into the school’s auditeria during the Venterans Day Assembly Nov. 9. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

BES collects pennies, buys 127 pies Boyd E. Smith Elementary students in Milford collected pennies again this year for the “Pennies for Pies” campaign. The overwhelming response helped BES purchase 127 pies from Market Day and in turn, donate the pies to St. Vincent de Paul to include with their holiday meals for those in need. Congratulations to Susan Shaw’s class and Jennifer DeLotell’s class for the highest contributions. BES doubled their contributions from last year, raising more than $1,500 to purchase pies. School students, staff and parents are excited to give back to the community and have the students involved in what’s really important through the holidays. Front row, from left are: Christy Virgin (BES), Sarah Campbell

Staff, students and parents at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School donated enough money to purchase 127 pies for St. Vincent de Paul. In front row, from left are: Christy Virgin (BES), Sarah Campbell (BES PTO), Susan Shaw (BES winning class), Amber Hoevener (BES), Melissa Sturgill (Market Day). Back row: Tricia OÕRourke (BES PTO), Sharon Long (St. Vincent de Paul), Mike Shumaker (St. Vincent de Paul), Stephanie Dreyer (St. VincentÊdeÊPaul). PROVIDED (BES PTO), Susan Shaw (BES winning class), Amber Hoevener (BES), Melissa Sturgill (Market Day). Back row: Tricia O’Rourke

(BES PTO), Sharon Long (St. Vincent de Paul), Mike Shumaker (St. Vincent de Paul), Stephanie Dreyer (St. Vincent de Paul).


Several Loveland residents recently graduated from Miami University. They are: Alexandria Marie Owens, Olivia Corrine Lohr, Jennifer Ann Wiener, Lauren Elizabeth Becker, Emily Marie Day, Abigail Elizabeth Lawton, Mitchell John Haus, Audra Elyse Wade, Tatyana Sophia Hinks, Suzanne Elizabeth Camp, Christina Jennifer Davis, Angela Marie McLearen, Matthew Kenneth Caskey, Christopehr Michael

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Miami University students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average for second semester were named to the president’s list. Loveland residents on the list are Maxwell Timoty Belza, Kelly Morgan Maglocci, Kate Marie Linz, Audra Elise Wade, Wifred Yuan-Shin Tso, Angelica Guiterrez Flores, Katherine Isabelle Foster and Brian James Robben.

McCormick Elementary Principal Donald Baker, left, and Milford school board member Debbie Marques, right, stand with Thelma B. Hoffman at the Veteran’s Day Assembly. Hoffman is a retired corporal of the U.S. Women’s Army Corps. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

McCormick sixth-grade student August Abt plays Taps during the school’s annual Veterans Day Assembly. THANKS TO SUSAN A. ABT

Goshen’s Steele honored by school board association A Clermont County school board member is among five people in the state selected to receive the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) most prestigious honor. Sue Steele, a board member with Goshen Local School District and Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development, was recognized as a 2012 All-Ohio School Board member on Nov. 14 during the OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus. OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis recognized All-Ohio School Board members on the final day of the 57th annual conference, a four-day convention attended by more than 10,000 Ohio school board members and school leaders. All-Ohio School Board candidates are nominated by their respective school boards; OSBA regional committees then select the five winners. Steele, who has been a school board member for15 years, represents OSBA’s Southwest Region. She has served as board president or vice president for 11 of those years.

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CORRYVILLE — Playing for the first time in four years, Moeller and Colerain didn’t disappoint on Nov. 17 with the Crusaders prevailing 24-21 over the previously undefeated Cardinals.

Moeller RB Keith Watkins (3) runs the ball against Colerain in the first quarter of the Division I regional final football game at Nippert Stadium Nov. 17. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Even with a comfortable 2414 lead with 4:24 to go, Colerain drove for a touchdown in 3:01 to get within a field goal. Known more for his running, Alfred Ramsby completed a series of passes and eventually found Chris Davis from five yards out with 1:23 remaining. The Cards then executed a nice-looking onside kick that Tre Hudson nearly recovered, but was out of bounds. Moeller then went to their steady diet of running back Keith Watkins to ice the game and move on to the Division I state semifinals. “They’re No. 1 for a reason,” a Gatorade-drenched Moeller coach John Rodenberg said. “We knew they’d keep coming. I’m just proud of our guys. We overcame a lot of adversity earlier in the year.” In the end, the load was handed to Northwestern-bound Keith Watkins, who toted the loaf 32 times for 203 yards and a touchdown. He ran outside, he ran inside and ran with more power than your average 180pounder. “I just want to thank our strength and conditioning See MOELLER, Page A7


Jessica Kirby, shown against Bethel-Tate last season, was named second-team all-league last season is one of eight returning players for the Lady Rockets. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ladies lead fast break into season By Tom Skeen

Emily Anderson and McKena Miller (seated, left to right) pose with assistant coach Doug Anderson, left, head coach Bill Goldfuss, center, and assistant coach Jim Reynolds as they sign their National Letters of Intent to play college softball. Anderson signed with the University of Toledo and Miller signed with Middle Tennesse State University. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lady Rockets reach new heights By Tom Skeen

OWENSVILLE — Last season Emily Anderson and McKena Miller helped guide the Clermont Northeastern softball team to the Division III regional final. This season they will be a heavy favorite to make it to state.

On Nov. 16, Anderson signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at the University of Toledo, while Miller signed to play with Middle Tennessee State. “It’s incredible,” Miller said . “The feeling of all the support we have and just knowing all our See CNE, Page A7


Milford High School’s Amanda Jetter (gymnastics/University of Alabama), Garrett Mayleben (basketball/Bowling Green State University), center, and Zach Cook (baseball/Winthrop University) sign their National Letters of Intent Nov. 14. THANKS TO MARK TROUT


High school heavyweights collide By Scott Springer


Coming off a 3-17 season, the Clermont Northeastern Lady Rockets and coach Jason Kreimer return eight girls from a season ago. Leading the charge is firstteam All-Southern Buckeye Conference player Carly Aselage and second-teamer Jessica Kirby. Joining them will be fellow seniors Chelsae Osborn and JoEllen Schmidt. “We gained some experience last year and we are going to try to build on that this year,” Kreimer said. Sophomore Rachel Ward will start at point guard for the Lady Rockets after coming up from junior varsity at the end of last season. “We expect for her to really step up big this year,” Kreimer said. “She stepped up at the end of last season.” Things get under way Nov. 29 when they host Felicity. Usually when a coach plans on running four sophomores out on the court, he most likely is dealing with a raw squad. That is not the case for the Goshen Lady Warriors and coach Dave Mason. Courtney Turner, Kayle Miller, Brittany Clark and Katarina Blumentritt will all see major playing time this season after logging significant minutes as freshmen. “We are going to look to outhustle people, attack and hopefully surprise some people,” Mason said. After earning second-team All-Southern Buckeye Conference American Division honors last season, Becca Davidson was going to be the leader for this team but tore her ACL over the summer. “She is working really hard to

Shayna Simmons of Milford puts up the long ball against Walnut Hills. Simmons is the only returning starter for the Lady Eagles in 2012. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

get back,” Mason said. “But we are really going at it like we aren’t going to see her.” With her loss, the Lady Warriors lost their height and some experience, despite running out five seniors. “A couple of them have time (with varsity) and the others played (junior varsity),” Mason said. “We are looking for sparks with them but we are mainly heavy with sophomores that we are going to look to.” Goshen starts its season Nov.

27 at Ross. Gregg Flammer and the McNicholas Lady Rockets hope success can be found in the seven returning players who started games last winter. “We were a predominately sophomore team last year,” Flammer said by email. “We had 10 girls see significant playing time. I hope that translates to a successful season.” Some sophomores expected to contribute as juniors include guards Hannah Taylor, Corrie Sheshull and Sarah Collete. McNick should also be strong at center, with seniors Lauren Lamping and Katie Rogers set to return. The Rockets open the season against Turpin Nov. 24. As the Milford Lady Eagles prepare for their first season in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, they do so as a young team with only one returning starter from last season’s 15-6 squad. Coach Kristi McKenney enters her second season of her second stint as the Lady Eagles’ coach after coaching the team from 2000-2002. Junior Shayna Simmons appeared in 19 games last season and averaged four points and nearly five rebounds per game. Senior Rachel Alley, sophomore Erin Beurket and freshman Hannah Woods will add to the mix and do what they can to replace the 24.3 points and 12.9 rebounds a game the team lost due to the graduation of Morgan Wolcott and Kelly Yee. “We are young and have a lot of heart,” McKenney said. “We will get better each time we step on the court.” McKenney will run out six freshmen and sophomores this season, while having just three seniors on the roster. Milford starts its season Nov. 24 at Talawanda.


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Surge advanced to national tourney By Adam Turer

For the second time in three years, the Cincinnati State men’s soccer team advanced to the NJCAA national tournament. The Surge’s 18-6-1 season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Louisburg Nov.14 at the national tournament in Albany, Ga. The traditionally two-year school used a blend of experienced players and talented newcomers to climb into the top 10 of the NJCAA rankings heading into the national tournament. “We knew what it would take for us to get back to na-

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coach for getting me in the weight room and getting me stronger,” Watkins said. “We just wanted to show them (Colerain) that we could run tough too.” Holding up Moeller’s 14th regional trophy was Miami Hurricane-bound offensive lineman Alex

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hard work has paid off. It’s just unbelievable. We are so thankful and so blessed.” The feeling was mutual for Anderson, named Southern Buckeye American Division Player of the Year last season.

tionals,” head coach Mike Combs said. “We went on a big run down the stretch and we carried that momentum into the postseason.” The Surge did not lose a match in the month of October. Prior to the loss on the second day of pool play at the national tournament, the Surge’s last loss came in overtime on Sept. 30. The late-season success was a product of melding the talents of eight returning players with 18 first-year players. Three starters returned from the 2011 team that lost a heartbreaker in the regional final. This year’s squad won the Region XII title to advance to

the North Central District final. Stellar play from defender Austin Klueh (Loveland) and goalkeeper Ryan Strunk (Anderson) helped the Surge advance to the district championship. “We had a very tight-knit group this year. Everybody put the team first,” said Combs. “We had more of a positive cohesiveness within our group. They just wanted to play together and win.” That unity was helped by the players’ familiarity with one another. Many grew up playing with or against each other in the Greater Cincinnati area. On the team were former

Gall. He is coached by Doug Rosfeld and former Moeller head coach Steve Klonne. Klonne returned to the Moeller fold as an assistant this season after a recent stint as head coach at McNicholas. Moeller’s last regional title was under Klonne in 1997 when they made the state title game. Their last state championship was also on the Klonne watch in 1985. Now, Rodenberg has his

own hardware, with an assist from the old coach. A GCL-South team has played in the Region 4 final for 17 straight seasons and Moeller now advances to play Pickerington North on Nov. 24. Pickerington North (12-1) beat Hilliard Davidson 21-0 Nov. 17. The Panthers lost to 5-5 Grove City Oct. 26. Moeller’s last loss was Oct. 20 to Lakewood St. Edward.

“It’s just a great day,” she said. “It’s awesome to see everyone’s support and everyone here.” After her senior season Miller will play for coach Jeff Breeden at MTSU and look to be part of the team that earns the Blue Raiders’ first winning season since 2007. “I’m more than excited,” she said. “Excited doesn’t even describe it.

It’s an honor just to play Division I college softball.” She will take the field for coach Terrah Beyster, who is coming off an 18-38 season. While Anderson will have a chance to make an immediate impact with the Rockets, all she is concerned about is enjoying the moment. “We work hard our whole lives to get here and it’s just awesome,” she said.


Greater Cincinnati high school standouts including: Tucker Beerman of Highlands, Kyle Grothaus of Milford, Tyler Gumbert of Anderson, Austin Klueh of Loveland, Ryan Strunk of Anderson, Kyle Cobbs of Finneytown, Francis Gyau of Winton Woods, Logan Gumbert of Anderson, Ben Mikkelson of Colerain, Johnson Mensah of Fairfield, Kevin Nkrumah of Fairfield and Hunter Kautz of Lebanon. Anderson grad Logan Gumbert became the first Surge player to participate in the NJCAA national tournament twice. Gumbert was also a part of the 2010

team that advanced all the way to the NJCAA national championship match. “Our program’s goal is to bring in the top local players,” Combs said. “That camaraderie and experience (that they have from playing with and against each other) helps.” In addition to the local talent, the Surge enjoyed contributions from a quartet of international players. In the team’s possessionoriented system where everyone touches the ball, teamwork was the key to Cincinnati State’s success. “We stumbled in the beginning of the season. It took a little time to develop

our identity,” said Combs. “Over the course of the season, the players became more comfortable in their roles. It was a very, very fun ride watching these guys develop.” As a two-year institution, one of the program’s goals is to find scholarship opportunities for Surge players to continue their education and college soccer experience. In addition to gaining national exposure for the Surge program, advancing to the national tournament puts a spotlight on the Surge players who are hoping to garner the attention of coaches at fouryear NCAA institutions.

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short-term supplies, they were introduced to a two-decade-old, growing collaboration of local churches, non-profits, businesses and other agencies called “Wrapping Clermont Together,” This annual event, coordinated by Landmark Ministries,, and held at UC Clermont College,, is designed to meet Christmas needs with such items as groceries, gifts for the kids, personal care items and two hot meals thanks to Golden Rule Catering,, and Batavia Rotary, Local student-musicians performed

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Still keeping up with the Jones’ Physically unable to work, spouse’s job barely providing, children depending on you, behind on bills, house in foreclosure, feelings of shame, fear, stress, depression, loneliness and Christmas is looming … Brandon Little Last winter, COMMUNITY PRESS I introduced GUEST COLUMNIST you to the “Jones family,” a typical Clermont household, only one to two paychecks or circumstances away from poverty’s entrapping cycle. As the “Jones Family” searched for


Christmas carols in the background while everyone chatted as equals. Other community partnerships were leveraged to offer long-term guidance such as counseling, life coaching and financial education. Most importantly, the “Jones Family” found empathetic new friends who would listen to, cry with and hug them while essentially restoring their basic human dignity. WCT is just one of the many ways our county is coming together to prevent and break cycles of poverty while leading our community toward meaningful, logical and efficient collaborations. Multiple agencies are accepting the challenge to improve how Clermont County does social service. Some are working under the leadership of Inter Parish Ministries,, and Northern Kentucky’s Safety Net Coalition,, to rethink how we serve needs involving food, housing and utilities. The Purposeful Employment Network (PEN) is developing a support group with help from Hyde Park’s Job Search Focus Group,, to walk alongside those searching for a career that not only pays the bills but gives them fulfillment through utilizing their strengths. PEN meets the second Wednesday each

month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Workforce One,, and works with WCT to post job leads on No matter how efficient our collaborations, statistics prove families need relationships to experience lasting change. Wrapping Clermont Together continues to walk alongside people like the “Jones Family” who began their journey of healing and restoration in December 2011 while gearing up to do it all over again this December 2012. Have you become part of this growing collaboration of generosity? Contact WCT at 513-752-7751 or check out If you or someone you know needs help this Christmas, please contact 752-7751 for more information and to learn how to register. Registration will be held the Dec. 2 and recipients must go through the registration process in advance to be helped.

Pastor Brandon Little has been with Landmark Ministries more than 20 years. He is a husband, a father of two, a teacher at Miami Valley Christian Academy and board member of the Batavia Rotary Club, Southeast Cincinnati Young Life and the Eastern Area United Way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Call legislators

HB 125 is dangerous, deceptive and most importantly unconstitutional. Since a heartbeat can be detected in the earliest weeks of pregnancy, often before the woman even knows she is pregnant, the “heartbeat” bill is tantamount to a total abortion ban. There are no rape or incest exceptions and since the bill directly contradicts Roe v. Wade, it is unconstitutional and would likely be in litigation for years and cost the state of Ohio money and time we don’t have. Why our elected officials feel the need to not only waste the taxpayer’s time and money with a bill that can never constitutionally be law while simultaneously attacking women’s reproductive freedoms is beyond me. Ohioans aren’t dumb and we certainly aren’t fiscally irresponsible. I’m disgusted that my elected officials have chosen to move forward with such a backwards and reckless measure. Women all over Ohio spoke out this past election day and I hope they will join me in speaking out now against HB 125. We Ohioans don’t want our time or money wasted, or our bodies legislated. I encourage my fellow Ohioans to contact your state senator and urge them to vote against HB 125. Ryan Beth Wenstrup-Moore Milford

Recent medal presentation was an honor

During our annual Veterans Day observances, we recalled the sacrifices made by all who served in our nation’s military. I hope you will join me in offering a special salute to veterans of the Vietnam War - who seldom were welcomed home with the same heartfelt thanks afforded those who fought in other conflicts. Vietnam was different from World War II and even Korea, which were largely viewed as patriotic efforts. When veterans of combat in Vietnam returned to the United States, few were honored for their service. Some were ridiculed in airports - told by strangers that they ought to be ashamed of themselves. This happened despite the fact that most Vietnam era troops were drafted into compulsory service. They weren’t all volunteers like today’s U.S. troops. I was in grade school when the Vietnam War began, but one

of my older brothers was drafted and served in the Navy for four years. At first, for visits home to Clermont Jean Schmidt County, he COMMUNITY PRESS would travel in GUEST COLUMNIST his sailor’s uniform. Eventually, he took to wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt while traveling so he wouldn’t be targeted for insults. Today, many of our Vietnam War veterans are united in welcoming home the men and women who have served our nation in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Vietnam vets are determined that we should never again fail to recognize the sacrifices made by those who serve in our military - or their families. For example, many of the Patriot Guard Riders whom I’ve met (motorcycle enthusiasts

who escort the funeral motorcades of fallen warriors returned to the United States) are Vietnam War veterans. Some of our war fighters never return. Others come back mentally or physically maimed for life. We need to honor them and do everything we can for them - now and in the future. It was my privilege last month to recognize several American warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving overseas. Sometimes families contact my office to request help obtaining the military records and awards that their loved ones earned, but never received. While we are proud of the service these men provided during times of war, it is still painful to recall the loss of loved ones. Ceremonies such as the one held at the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission in Batavia Oct. 24 help bring closure. I was happy to provide long-

overdue recognition to Private First Class William Gumbert Jr., a resident of Ohio Township who served in the Army during the Vietnam War. The oldest of 10 children born to Geneva and Robert Gumbert Sr., he was drafted May 16, 1969, at the age of 19. On June 22, 1970, in a province of South Vietnam, during hostile enemy fire, he was killed. His body was not recovered. Among the medals I presented to his father, Robert Gumbert Sr., were the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Another of those we honored was Vietnam War veteran Dale W. McCracken of Blue Ash, who survived combat but passed away this September. The Clermont County Veterans Service Commission helped obtain the medals he earned as a staff sergeant in the Army. His widow, Ann, accepted on his behalf the Bronze Star and other medals. As I presented the awards,

her eyes filled with tears of gratitude - and pride in her husband. Unfortunately, Dale McCracken’s illness was associated with exposure in Vietnam to the herbicide Agent Orange. This goes to show that our veterans aren’t always out of harm’s way just because they no longer are fighting on the front lines. And so it’s important that we have organizations such as the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission to advocate for them and help them receive benefits to which they are entitled. It has been an honor for me to participate in such ceremonies as a member of Congress, and I am grateful to all who helped shine a spotlight on the contributions and sacrifices made by our veterans - and their families.

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

Thank you to all who supported Milford school levy Christine Hutzel, our music teacher at Seipelt Elementary, taught our students a fun song. The chorus goes like this: “Thank you. Thank you. We really want to thank you. T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U. Thank you. Thank you. We really want to thank you. Thanks! (Our fists punch the air in gratitude on this final one.)” These thanks go to every citizen who demonstrated support for the Milford schools levy in some way - by displaying “vote yes” signs on your property, writing a letter to this newspaper stating your support for

the levy and thereby encouraging others to do the same, verbalizing your support for our district as you Karen Scott talked with COMMUNITY PRESS other members GUEST COLUMNIST of our local area, participating in any and/or all committees associated with the levy, voting “yes” for the Milford schools levy, or in any other positive way. A special thanks to this newspaper for each positive “Letter



to the Editor” and article that was published before the election on Nov. 6. Those of us involved in the Milford schools and who support the education going on in them were disappointed with the apparent failure of the recent levy of only 4.5 mills to cover the more than $4 million the state of Ohio government will not be extending to us in the coming school year. However, as Dr. Farrell spoke with the Seipelt staff the morning following elections, he expressed our own thoughts: Milford schools staff will continue to provide the best education possible to

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each and every student the remainder of this school year and in the years to come. Our Milford schools district board, administrators, principals and others have made substantial financial cuts the past few years. More will be made in order for Milford schools to keep a balanced budget. Of course, all local citizens are invited, however I would like to challenge any and all of those who voted against the levy to come to the next school board meeting. It will be on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Milford Junior High School at 7 p.m. As you enter that meeting, you can sign

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in to voice your thoughts on how to help our school leaders make important decisions. If you cannot attend that meeting, check out the Milford schools website at and click on the “Board of Education” link to view when other meetings will be held for 2013. It has been my privilege to be part of the Milford schools. We produce excellent results at below-average costs. We have quality schools for our quality community.

Karen Scott is a teacher in the Milford Exempted Village School District.

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2012 Pacesetter Awards By Roxanna Blevins

Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matthew Van Sant, left, and former Clermont County Commissioner Martha Dorsey listen as former Clermont County Administrator David Spinney accepts the 2012 Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award during the annual Pacesetter Awards Nov. 8 ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

CLERMONT COUNTY — Representatives from businesses and municipal offices across the county Nov. 8 gathered to show appreciation for three community leaders at the 2012 Pacesetter Awards. The event is organized annually by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Recipients for the awards live or work in the county and must display a “genuine concern for the welfare of Clermont County” through their leadership and citizenship. An award is given to a public official, a business person and a corporation.

Executive Vice President of Total Quality Logistics (TQL) Kerry Byrne, left, and President of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Matthew Van Sant listen as Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker recognizes TQL for its contributions to the community. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Matthew Van Sant, president of Clermont Chamber of Commerce, holds certificates from various state officials as Kerry Byrne, executive vice president of Total Quality Logistics, gives an acceptance speech for the 2012 Corporate Pacesetter Award. “We’re not slowing down any time soon,” Byrne said. “We will continue to grow in Clermont County.” ROXANNA

Former Clermont County Administrator David Spinney was joined by family and friends from the community after receiving the 2012 Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award. From left are, former Clermont County Commissioner Martha Dorsey, Spinney, Margie Spinney, Erin Spinney, Mimi Toomey, Pam Lee, Janis Smith, Steve Wagner and Milford Fire Chief John Cooper. ROXANNA

Awards were given to two individuals and one business at the 2012 Pacesetter Awards Nov. 8. The awards include the Martha Dorsey Pacesetter Award, the Corporate Pacesetter Award and the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award. Recipients for the awards must live or work in Clermont County and display genuine concern for Clermont County and its citizens. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE




Boy Scout Troop 742 and Aviation Explorer Post 2078 members present the national colors at the 2012 Pacesetter Awards Nov. 8. From left are, Boy Scouts Zack Broerman, Kyle Broerman, Derek Cooley and Aviation Explorer Ben Dolezal. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hal Shevers was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award. The award is named for former Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Ed Parish. From left are, Chamber President Matthew Van Sant, Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker, Hal Shevers, Sandy Shevers, former President of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Phil Boyer, Margie Parish and Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Founder and chairman of Sporty’s Pilot Shop Hal Shevers, left, accompanied by his wife, Sandy, accepts the 2012 Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award. “Hal was selected the award because of his concern for the economic vitality of Clermont County,” said Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matthew Van Sant. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 22 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford.

FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, 2273 Bauer Road, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a seasonal flu shot every year; especially those most at risk for complications from flu for age six months and up. Health district is unable to bill HMOs. Through Dec. 21. $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of cut-yourown Canann and Balsam fir, and Scotch and white pine; up to 12 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees available. Farm animals, Nativity display and hot chocolate. Family tailgate parties welcome. $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Ages 21 and up. $5. 474-2212; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Clubs & Organizations Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Dining Events Barrel Sampling Event, Noon-6 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Sample 2011 and 2012 vintage wines directly from barrels in unique underground wine cave. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

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Nature Scavenger Hunt, 2-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Indoors or outdoors. Bring back completed sheet to desk for reward. All ages. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Fall Bird Walks, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Local nesting birds such as Baltimore Orioles, Indigo Buntings and Scarlet Tanagers head to Central America for the winter, while northern birds such as Dark-eyed Juncos, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and Saw-whet Owls settle here. Members free; nonmembers free with daily admission. 8311711; Union Township.

Pets Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; New Richmond.


Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Music - Acoustic Acoustic Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Peacock Stage. Try out new originals or play old classics. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

The Day Heights Garden Club will host Ray Babcock of Southwestern Beekeepers Association, who will speak about the life of bees, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Babcock also will talk about how gardeners can encourage FRIDAY, NOV. 30 bees to their gardens. For more information, call 310-5692. Art Events FILE PHOTO.

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Business Seminars 240-5180; Bethel.

Art Exhibits

Health / Wellness

Watercolors and Mixed Media, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Great Hall. Watercolor works by Carson Wassermann and mixed media and assemblages created by Nicola Mason. Additional hours by appointment on weekdays. Free. 231-8634; Anderson Township.

Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Community Dance Henry Ford Squares, 5-7:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Dec. 23. 9292427. Union Township.

Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.


Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Films BON JOVI – Inside Out, 8 p.m., Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Performances from their 12-night stand at London’s The O2, the inaugural multi-night run at New Meadowlands Stadium, and their celebratory shows at Madison Square Garden. Split-screen footage will provide a unique view of this “dream set,” creating a unique concert experience. Ticket pricing TBA. Presented by Fathom Events. 2482169; Milford.

Garden Clubs


The Life of Bees and Gardeners Program, 1-3 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Ray Babcock of Southwestern Beekeepers Association presents information on life of bees and how gardeners can encourage bees to their gardens. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Miami Township.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness

Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5.

Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Birds of Prey, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Meet live birds of prey. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Loveland Arts Council Winter Show, 6-9 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Showcasing area artists, children’s arts show and silent auction for artist-decorated Christmas trees benefiting CancerFree Kids. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 6837283; Loveland.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Literary - Story Times Baby Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Ages 18 months and under. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Drink Tastings New Winter Wines Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers. Wine specialist: Purple Feet Wines. Hors d’oeuvres by Golden Rule Catering. Music by Charlie Milliken. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Music, poetry, etc. All material must be family friendly. Free. 474-0123. Anderson Township.

Literary - Bookstores Music Time Fun, 11:15 a.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Sing along and play music on stage with Mimi. Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

Dining Events Snow on the Vine Holiday Sampling, Noon-4 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Prior releases, new releases of seasonal dessert wines and more. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; Bethel.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Christmas Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House, 3-5:30 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Santa, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and face painting. Entertainment by dancers, musicians, choral groups and bell ringers. Tree lighting and community choral sing, 5:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

Music - Choral O Be Joyful, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Music by Cincinnati Choral Society and Turpin High School Mixed Chorus. Contemporary anthems and traditional carols. $15, $10 students and seniors. Presented by Cincinnati Choral Society. 784-2379; Anderson Township.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, Free. 943-4637; Amelia.

Music - Religious Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson, friends and guests perform. With Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Andrew Osenga and more. $24 Gold Circle, $19, $17 balcony, $12 rear floor. 831-3770; Milford.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. 797-7397; Amelia. Adoption Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary Thrift Store, Free. 8006738; New Richmond.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Amelia.

MONDAY, DEC. 3 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Health / Wellness Seasonal Flu Shots, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont County General Health District, $20; Medicare Part B, Ohio Medicaid and Caresource accepted. Appointment required. 735-8400; Batavia.

Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $40 any size. 625-2000; Goshen. Davidson Farm, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $35-$45. 753-4572. Amelia.


NOVEMBER 21, 2012 • CJN-MMA • B3

Use leftover turkey for easy stovetop pot pie

Stovetop turkey pot pie

What to do with that leftover turkey? Make a pot pie. This works well with chicken, too. Depending upon how your turkey was seasoned to begin with, you may need more garlic, thyme, etc. 3 cups cooked turkey or

chicken, diced ⁄2 pound hot sausage, cooked 1 ⁄2 stick butter 1 ⁄3 cup flour 1 teaspoon garlic 1 ⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 14.5 oz. can chicken broth or more, if needed 2 ⁄3 cup milk Salt and pepper Peas and carrots, as many as you like Good optional add-ins: sliced mushrooms, potatoes, etc. 1

Melt butter and stir in flour. Cook to get the raw taste of the flour out, but don’t let brown. Add garlic, thyme, broth and milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. It will look a bit lumpy at first, but will smooth out. Add turkey, sausage and vegetables. Cook until heated through, about 10-15 minutes. Season to taste. Ladle over hot baked biscuits that you’ve split into two, or into puff pastry shells that you’ve baked ahead. You can also put the filling in a pie plate or casserole, cut out a puff pastry or pie dough top to fit and pre-bake the top. Lay on top of casserole to serve. To finish in oven: Pour mixture after it’s cooked into a sprayed, shallow casserole. Top with pie crust and bake at


Check out videos on my site for tips on both.

Stove top turkey pot pie can help use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

425 degrees until golden brown. You can also bake it with a biscuit topping. Follow directions for baking biscuits and use that temperature: Put the biscuits on top of the pie and bake.

expensive to buy. The great thing about this is it keeps just about forever in the freezer. Sometimes I’ll mix limes and lemons together. Make now for gift giving. Check out my blog for photos.


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Sixty-five teens from various Clermont County high schools gathered Nov. 8 at UC Clermont for the second Clermont County Teen Driver Summit. THANKS TO MARTHA ENRIQUEZ

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Teens discuss driving decisions Sixty-five teens from various Clermont County high schools gathered Nov. 8 at UC Clermont for the second Clermont County Teen Driver Summit. This event was organized to give teens ideas and tools to use in their schools relating to reducing crashes and promoting safety. “Teens represent only 7 percent of drivers, but experience nearly 16 percent of total crashes,” said Martha Enriquez, coordinator of Safe Communities. “This is due primarily to inexperience and an increased tendency to take risks.” Teams of students from 10 local high schools participated and got to experience several speakers. The keynote speaker was Tyler Osborne, a Batavia resident who experienced a traumatic brain injury in January 2012 when he crashed. Osborne told the group about his experience and urged everyone to buckle up. The teens also heard from Susan Haumesser of the Katie Haumesser Foundation, Rick Birt of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Larry Gillinger regarding motorcycle safety, ODOT representative Liz Lyons and Trooper Mark Johnson of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. These professionals led discussions about alcohol laws, distracted driving, impaired driving and programs that are available for high schools. For many students, the highlight came toward the end of the day with a special presentation by TriHealth ThinkFirst Injury Prevention Program. Stephanie Lambers, a health educator from Bethesda North, gave an overview of the human brain, emphasizing what happens to various body functions when a part of the brain is injured. The teens were treated to lunch and door prizes by Chipotle Eastgate, East-

like to leave it out on my counter just to see the color change and smell the lemon aroma when I open the jar. The vodka will take on the color and flavor of the lemon as it steeps. You can leave the lemon peels in the vodka for a few weeks. Now bring the sugar and water to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves and thickens a bit. Let cool and then add that to vodka mixture and stir. Strain and put in pretty bottles. Seal and chill a month in refrigerator (or a couple weeks in freezer) before using. To use, serve straight over ice chips, mix with sparkling wine or mineral water and a lemon curl, toss with fresh fruit, serve over ice cream, frozen yogurt or simple cake.


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Yesterday I was sorting through the boxes of outdoor lights for our trees and wondering if we’re going to have to purchase more lights. The trees have grown quite a bit since last year, including a small potted evergreen that Ron Wilson of Natorp’s, our garden guru, gave me. I may put that one on the sideboard Rita in the Heikenfeld kitchen. RITA’S KITCHEN The holidays really are fast approaching, aren’t they? Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day and Kwanzaa are all times to celebrate family, friends and food. I’ll be sharing my best recipes, along with yours, so send your faves to me along with the story of why the recipe is special.


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pulled in and everyone enjoyed a cup of Bill’s homemade ice cream. Jerry would always say, “You can’t improve on making ice cream. During the children’s testimonies of their dad, they said when he was delivering the mail, if the weather was bad and folks had to walk a distance to get their mail, he would drive up to their house. We all knew him as Bill. His real name was Robert “Bill” White. The neighbors and his family will miss this big smile he always had. Maybe the Good Lord needs someone to deliver the mail. On Nov. 7, Ruth Ann and I went over to the Senior Services Adult Day Care center and spoke to them about the best Thanksgiving they ever had. There were about 60 folks there along with the workers. This is a special time for us to be able to talk to these wonderful folks. There are folks from our area. One is Jack Ireton. He worked for the Harlow Tractor sales, along with his late wife Olive, for many years.

There were different thoughts about Thanksgiving and everyone always said they gave thanks for plenty of food and how thankful they were. This center is called the L.B.D. Adult Day Care. The L.B.D. is for Lois Brown Dale, the woman that started the Senior Service program here in Clermont County. My Mother kept foster children for several years. There were 32 different kids. Mrs. Dale came to our place on different times when she was with that service. For the noon meal today, Ruth Ann and I will take fresh fish and go to my brother and sister-inlaws’ home and fry the fish for dinner. Herb sure likes fresh fish that we catch, so last Sunday after church we went fishing and cleaned 14 nice crappie. They will be the fish to eat. The Bethel Lions Club will sponsor the Pam Noah and her swing band concert at the Bethel-Tate Middle School on Friday evening, Nov. 30, at 7:30 for two hours of beautiful

music. This is free to everyone, so come and enjoy. This will kick off the Down Home Christmas event that will be on Saturday, Dec. 1, and end with the Community Choir music at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Sunday evening. There will be events taking place all day on Saturday with a parade at 6 p.m. The Bethel Lions Club do so much for the community. They pay for eye exams, glasses, school programs, school supplies, gave trees to the fifthgrade students, maintain the walking path. They donate to the Kitchen of Hope at the Methodist Church, the Bethel Ministerial Association, adopt two seniors for Christmas, furnish a meal for a needy family for Thanksgiving, have the pancake breakfasts to raise money so they can keep helping folks. Keep collecting used eyeglasses and give them to the Lions Club to be sent to the third world countries. The Northeastern Lions Club made dresses for little girls in Haiti, the boys didn’t get any, so they now are mak-

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ing clothes for the boys. The Bethel Lions Club donated $200 to the Lions Club International Relief fund to help the folks that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The club is always looking for new members. They meet twice a month on the first and third Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Grant Memorial Building on the corner of Plane and Main streets. The members pay their own dues and for their meals. If you want information, you may call us at 734-6980. Now we hope and pray everyone has a good Thanksgiving and plenty to eat. This is a time to spend plenty of time with your family. Years ago it was a day for the men and boys to go rabbit hunting. Be sure to give the Good Lord thanks. Start your week by attending the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.


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the armed forces, had a jewelry store here in Bethel, delivered the U.S. Mail and was a good George fisherman. Rooks At the fuOLE FISHERMAN neral, his children and grandchildren gave a testimony for his life, and how he took care of his late wife. She had some health problems for several years. On several evenings, they would get food from a restaurant then drive down to the East Fork Lake and eat their supper and watch the boats come and go. Bill loved to fish. There were several folks, me included, to take him and Jerry fishing. After a while Bill would say, “It is about time to have a cup of homemade ice cream, don’t you think?” Now even if the fish were biting good, the lines were


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Santa and Mrs. Claus rode a float Nov. 15 in the Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Holiday parade returns to Miami Twp. MIAMI TWP. — The annual holiday parade returned to the township Nov. 15. The parade was canceled last year because of construction along Business 28, the parade route. Crowds lined Business 28 this year to watch floats, bands and Santa Claus pass by. The parade route went from Miami Plaza east to the parking lot of the Meijer store.

From left, Kelly Morgan, Jackie Keys and Kelly Wright represent All About Kids Nov. 15 in the Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Shelly Eifert of Goshen Township snuggles with her kids Carlie and Seth Eifert to keep warm. They were watching the Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tender Years Cooperative Preschool in Loveland brought out some alumni to represent the school Nov. 15 in the township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A float from Hammonds Hardwood Floor Co. of Milford passes by Nov. 15 in the Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Miami Township Police Department present the colors Nov. 15 to start the Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Shea Lawrence of Miami Township stays warm by a fire with her two boys Sam, left, and Drew. Crowds of young and old lined Business 28 Nov. 15 to watch the annual Miami Township Holiday Parade. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations David G. Warfield Jr., 23, 4997 Ohio 222, theft, Oct. 29. David Turner, 47, 14 Chateau Place #9, endangering children,

driving under influence, Oct. 29. Richard S. Schulte II, 26, 5525 Scarlet Maple, open container, Oct. 30. Robert W. Glass, 47, 1785 Ohio 28 #275, driving under influ-

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Patricia Louise Hook, 60, Milford, died Nov. 8. She was a retail supervisor. Survived by husband Floyd “Butch” Hook Jr.; sons David (Rissa), Brian (Anita) Hook; grandchildren Austin, Bryce, Alyna, Baylee Hook; mother Ruth Spurlock; siblings Skeeter (Donna) Spurlock, Debbie (Dennie) Robinsen; many nieces Hook and nephews. Preceded in death by father Lee Spurlock. Services were Nov. 16 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Dwight Kidwell Jr. Dwight A. Kidwell Jr., 25, Milford, died Nov. 11. He worked in the concrete industry. Survived by wife Amanda Smithers; sons Joshua, Dwight Kidwell; parents Dwight Sr., Genny Kidwell; sisters Victoria, Georgie Kidwell; grandmothers Virginia Kidwell, Virginia Butcher; niece Georgie Stanley and nephew Calden Harrison. Services were Nov. 16 at Evans Funeral Home.

Calvin Morris Calvin Morris, 79, Miami Township, died Nov. 14. He was an office supervisor. He was an Air Force veteran. Survived by wife Florence Morris; son Stephen (Kim) Morris; sister Edna (James) Hatt; granchildren Julia, Jordan, Jade, Stevie Morris. Preceded in death

by parents Walter, Anna Morris, siblings Frank, Jay Morris, Mary Hughes. Services were Nov. 19 at Morris Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

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Barbara Risk Barbara Ann Risk, 74, Milford, died Oct. 25. She was a clerk at Lehr’s. Survived by children Maureen Burns, Victoria, Tracy Risk; grandchildren Thomas Risk III, Sarah, Sean, Aaron Burns; mother Betty Smith; siblings Rob (Barb), Jay, Edward, Larry (Joanne) Smith, Virginia Mason; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by husband Thomas Risk, son Thomas Risk Jr., siblings Rom, Pam Smith. Services were Nov. 12 at St. Andrew Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

Home. Memorials to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150.

Jerome Solzsman Jerome David Solzsman, 71, Miami Township, died Nov. 13. He was an electronics worker for the Air Force. Survived by wife Barbara Solzsman; son Clifford Solzsman. Preceded in death by parents Albert “Bud,” Osma Solzsman, brother Albert “Buddy” Solzsman. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

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Herbert E. Ruffley, 83, Milford, died Nov. 14. He was a construction estimator. He was an Army veteran of Korea. Survived by wife Dorothy Ruffley; daughters Kathy (Robert) Kellum, Linda (the late Jim) Allen; grandchildren Kyle (Lauren), Nathan (Krystle) Kellum, Jason Allen; great-granddaughter Evelyn Kellum; sister Carolyn Dalton. Services were Nov. 17 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral

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N.J. Webel, 61, Milford, died Nov. 6. She was a homeschool assessor. She was a volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo. Survived by husband Daniel Webel; daughters Erica (Zachary) Adams, Bethany Meeran; granddaughter Devlyn Webel; mother Virginia Petura; brothers John, Richard Petura. Preceded in death by father Richard Petura. Services were Nov. 12 at Hope Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

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