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Milford mourns loss of Vilardo, a ‘pillar of the community’ By Roxanna Blevins

Developer CMC Properties removes dirt from a borrow pit at Valley View Nature Preserve. The dirt is needed for building above water level at the River Walk Flats development site on the corner of Elm and Water Streets in Milford. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Wetlands planned for nature preserve By Roxanna Blevins

MILFORD — The removal of dirt from a borrow pit at Valley View Nature Preserve is eliciting mixed reactions from some Milford residents. Developer CMC Properties is taking the dirt from Valley View to the River Walk Flats development work site on the corner of Elm and Water Streets in Milford. The compactible dirt is needed to build above water level at the site of the future luxury river-view flats. City Manager Jeff Wright said council members have been meeting with the Valley View Foundation Board of Directors to discuss plans for the borrow pit. Wright said the goal is to create a wetlands in the borrow pit location. “Because the borrow pit is very shallow and expands across approximately three acres, they feel good that (the land) would lend itself to be a productive wetlands,” Wright said. “That would be a type of programming that they currently don’t have on the property.”

“They feel good that (the land) would lend itself to be a productive wetlands. That would be a type of programming that they currently don’t have on the property.”

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JEFF WRIGHT, city manager Former Valley View Foundation board member John Hauck said he supports River Walk Flats, but he is not sure the wetlands is an ideal use of the land. “My concern is the long-term situation at Valley View,” he said. Hauck acknowledged that the city owns some of the land in the nature preserve and offered three suggestions to council members during their meeting Nov. 20. His first suggestion focused on the reclamation plan for the land. He said the borrow pit will not hold water and will attract mosquitoes. “We understand in the shortterm you’ve got to do something to fix it, but just put the time in if you can with the engineers, the

soil conservation people, even the EPA to get the best reclamation plan you can,” Hauck said. His latter two suggestions were for Valley View Foundation board members to buy the property in the nature preserve from the city and for people to look to Valley View for open space acquisition. “We have a wonderful benefit to Milford in Valley View,” he said. Valley View board member Karen Wikoff said her fellow board members and Wright, who they have been working with, are “very pleased with the progress that’s taking place.” “(The board) will address city council in the near future, and they are looking at all options,” Wikoff said.



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MILFORD — Ralph “R.J.” Vilardo was many things to many people. Whether it was as a husband, father, car salesman, war veteran or mentor, people saw a familiar face when they saw him. Vilardo, 82, died Nov. 20 in his car. The cause of death has not been determined. City Council member Ralph Vilardo, Jr. said his father was on his way home from a dinner with friends the evening of Monday, Nov. 19, when he became ill and pulled over in a parking lot and went to sleep. “He was comfortable,” Ralph said. “Barring being with my mom, that’s where he was most at home - in a car.” Vilardo was born in Camp Washington and went to school in Terrace Park. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. “It was a tough time in his life,” Ralph said. “He didn’t talk about it for a long time.” Although the war and the memories of it were difficult for him to talk about, Vilardo began to do so in recent years. Since 2011, he helped fellow veteran Bill Knepp create a large Korean War Memorial at Spirit of ‘76 Memorial Gardens and Arboretum in Miami Township’s Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131. The unfinished project was unveiled in July. “He wanted so much to see the

Korean War Memorial finished,” Knepp said. “And he will.” Knepp hopes to have the memorial complete in 2013, in time for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement. Vilardo married Mary Sue Craver Nov. 27, 1954. They bought a house on Main Street in Milford where they raised six children. The Vilardos moved once after that, to 604 Main Street, next door to their first house. Five of Vilardo’s six children still live in Milford. “He instilled a sense of community,” Ralph said. Vilardo worked for Ford and Chrysler dealerships, but one thing he was best known for was his used car lot, RJ Auto Sales Inc. He was known as the “Dealer with a heart in the heart of Milford.” Although he had the stigma of a car salesman, “he always tried to help the customer,” Ralph said. “Anybody who bought a car in Milford in the past 40 or 50 years probably bought one from R.J. Vilardo,” said Darrell Baumann, vice president of the Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Vilardo served the chamber for many years as a board member. He was a long-time member of the American Legion and gave back to the community through giving campaigns like The Needi-

R.J. Vilardo and wife Mary Sue Nov. 1 at the 2012 C.O.V.E.R. Awards. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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utary of the East Fork of the Little Miami River. The purchase also protects portions of two headwater streams that flow into Lucy Run, he said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said the county would draft and sign a letter of support to submit with the grant application.

Chamber. In addition to family and community, education was a priority for Vilardo. He supported the Milford Miami Township Chamber’s Partners in Education Program. Business partners volunteer time in the program, sharing their expertise in Milford schools. “He enjoyed going to the schools and reading to the kids and mentoring them,” said Karen Wikoff, executive director of the chamber. Wikoff said Vilardo also served on the Live Oaks Business Advisory Council.

“R.J. was a pillar in the community for many years,” she said. Vilardo’s focus on serving the people of Milford extended beyond the school system. He also hosted dinners and sports outings, Wikoff said. City council member Jeff Lykins was one of many people who, as a child, went with Vilardo to Bengals training camp to meet the players. The experience inspired in Lykins a love of football and it helped him recognize Vilardo as a positive influence and a role model. “He was able to give and share his success with the whole community,” Lykins said. “He was an institution in this town and, I believe, Milford’s biggest fan.” Vilardo is survived by his wife, Mary Sue (nee Craver), their six children Susan Vilardo, Judy (Ed) Hackmeister, Pattie (Darrell) Philhower, Johnny Vi-

lardo, Ralph J. Vilardo, Jr. and Tom Vilardo; six grandchildren Raymond, Patrick, and Tanner Philhower, Jess Stankeveh, Marissa and Ava Vilardo; sisters Marie (Vilardo) Harrington and Louise (Vilardo) Rhein. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home, 529 Main St. A Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. will follow at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 552 Main St. An internment will be planned for the near future at Greenlawn Cemetery. An Open House Celebration of Life will follow immediately after Mass at the Miami Boat Club, 6071 Second St. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to the M.P.G.A. Korean Memorial, National Bank & Trust, 715 Lila Ave., Milford, or the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, 745 Center St, Suite 300, Milford.

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This trail at Sycamore Park in Batavia Township leads to the James L. and Francis B. Wilson Nature Preserve. The Clermont County Park District is seeking a grant to expand the preserve. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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BATAVIA — Clermont County is seeking a state grant to expand a nature preserve in Batavia Township. Chris Clingman, director of the Clermont County Park District, Oct. 29 told the county commissioners he would like to apply for a Clean Ohio Fund grant to expand the James L. and Francis B. Wilson Nature Preserve. The preserve is adjacent to the county’s Sycamore Park on Ohio 132 south of Batavia. Clingman said the expansion would add 40 acres to the 105-acre nature preserve. The land is owned by Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which purchased it from James and Francis


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section of U.S. 50 will be closed Monday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 7, for culvert work. The road will be closed west of Owensville between Ohio 132 and and Ohio 222, said Sharon Smigielski, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Lebanon office. ODOT crews will work on two culverts, one is fourtenths of a mile east of Ohio 222 and another is 1.2 miles west of McKay Road she said. The eastbound detour will be south on Ohio 222 and then north on Ohio 132. The westbound detour will be the reverse.

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MILFORD — Anthony W. Lawson, 33, 7 Concord Woods Drive, was charged with burglary and receiving stolen property.

The charges are for incidents Nov. 14 and Nov. 16. He is a suspect in two different burglaries within the Concord Woods Apartment Complex in Milford. Lawson told authorities he was living with his sister in the complex. Lawson is in the Clermont County Jail.

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The Milford City Council Community Development Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Harry Hodges Conference Room, 745 Center St.


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Rita Heikenfeld will conduct a cooking class from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Living Spaces Custom Design, 350 E Main St. in Batavia. Heikenfeld will share her “DoAhead Gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas.” Everyone will sample all 12 recipes.

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Eric Yarger of Yarger Logging in Bethel takes people on wagon rides during Milford's Hometown Holidays Nov. 23.

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Linda Eckert, left, with Claire and Sarah McFarland of Milford enjoy Hometown Holidays Nov. 23.

NMILFORD — Hometown Holidays returned to the streets of downtown Milford Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. The event, which has been a tradition in Milford for more than 20 years, offers a break from the mall for shoppers. During Hometown Holidays, many businesses in downtown Milford extended their hours and offered holiday specials and sales. In addition to shopping, the event featured wagon rides, antique fire truck rides, visits with Santa and a DJ playing Christmas music.


Sharon Frost, left, of Washington, D.C. looks at bags at Monograms on Main with sister-in-law Molly Frost and mother-in-law Michele Frost of Kenwood during Milford's Hometown Holidays celebration Nov. 23. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Isabel Lewis, left, Elizabeth Baz and Douglas Baz of Terrace Park let Elizabeth enjoy a cookie during Milford's Hometown Holidays Nov. 23. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Connor Williamson of Norwood announces specials offered at Ms. Cheri's Donuts and More, during Milford's Hometown Holidays Nov. 23. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Linda Neiswanger, left, Debbie Bryant and Sonya Vance of Loveland wait for Russel and Carson Milburn to eat some donuts outside Ms. Cheri's Donuts and More in Milford during Hometown Holidays Nov. 23. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hailey, left, and Tyler Walls of Milford play in Little Hearts Boutique while their mother shops during Milford's Hometown Holidays Nov. 23. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Shannon, left, and Loretta Rokey of Milford look at a sweater at Amy Kirchen Boutique during Milford's Hometown Holidays Nov. 23. Many store owners extended their hours and offered specials and sales during the event. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Veterans were recognized for their military service Nov. 15 at the Milford school board meeting. Those attending applauded as veterans lined up for the recognition ceremony. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Leo Ferguson, left, commander of the Clermont County American Legion and a member of the American Legion Victor Stier Post 450 in Milford, is congratulated by fellow veteran R.J. Vilardo, right, during a veteran recognition ceremony Nov. 15 at the Milford school board meeting. In center is David Yockey, school board president. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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members of the concert choir singing a medley of songs from the armed services. Troop boxes intended for active armed service members stationed overseas were presented to representatives of the Troop Box Ministry for shipment. Students in Milford schools collected food and personal items for the boxes.

Members of the Milford High School band play “The Star-Spangled Banner” Nov. 15 during the Milford school board veterans recognition ceremony. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Armed service veterans were recognized Nov. 15 during a Milford school board ceremony. All veterans attending the meeting received certificates from the school board. The ceremony included Milford High School band members playing the National Anthem and

Students in the Milford school district filled 70 boxes with food and personal items to be shipped to service men and women overseas. The boxes sit behind school board members at the Nov. 15 board meeting, where veterans were honored for their service. From left are board members Rob Hewlett, Andrea Brady and David Yockey. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of the Milford High School concert choir Nov. 15 sing a medley of songs of the armed services during the Milford school board veterans recognition ceremony. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Crusaders earn trip to Canton By Scott Springer

DAYTON — When the current crop of Crusaders were toddlers, then-coach Steve Klonne led Moeller’s football team to the state championship game. Fifteen years later, those youngsters earned a trip to Canton as Moeller held off Pickerington North 26-21 Nov. 24. Senior Kaleb Nypaver’s hit on the Panthers’ Godwin Igwebuike on fourth down jarred the ball loose and it was recovered by Ethan Frericks, a Moeller senior captain, for the win. “I’ve never seen anything greater in my life!” senior running back Joe Eramo said. From there, starting senior quarterback Spencer Iacovone took the final knee to send the Crusaders to their first state championship game under coach John Rodenberg. This will be Moeller’s first state final since 1997. The Crusaders will be seeking their eighth state title and first since 1985. With the blue and gold caravan making its way up Interstate

75 to Dayton’s Welcome Stadium, the Moeller faithful were treated to a back-and-forth game. The Crusaders went up early on a Matt Reiniger field goal, but Pickerington North’s Mason Olszewski answered with a quarterback keeper to put the Panthers up 7-3 after a quarter. In the second quarter, Joe Eramo scored his first touchdown on an 11-yard run and Moeller led 10-7 at the half. Reiniger hit another field goal for a 14-13 Moeller lead in the third, but Godwin Igwebuike answered with a 76-yard gallop as Pickerington North went up 14-13. With the Panthers keying on Keith Watkins, Eramo went 34 yards for another score to make it 20-14 Moeller. Early in the fourth, it was Olszewski to Jason Childers to give Pickerington North their final lead of 21-20. The Crusaders then went on a long drive culminating in a Keith Watkins seven-yard run. The two-point conversion failed and Moeller led 26-21. Thanks to the late “stick” by

Moeller’s Joe Eramo (23) ran for a touchdown against Pickerington DB Mason Olszewski (14) in the second quarter. The Crusaders won 26-21 to advance to the Division I state title game Dec. 1. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Nypaver on Igwebuike, the advantage held and Crusader fans were on Priceline by late Saturday night for Canton lodging. “It’s been 27 years since we won the state title; we could not be more happy,” Eramo said. The unsung 5-foot-9, 185pound senior had 17 carries for 167 yards to go along with the 119 yards gained by Keith Watkins. “You just have to wait for

your time and step up when it’s your time,” Eramo said. It was a great one-two punch for Moeller, who struggled some throwing the ball. Eramo currently has no college offers, but is open to the possibility. In the meantime, Keith Watkins is headed to Northwestern, as is Pickerington North runner Igwebuike. The 190-pounder led all runners with 181 yards.

“He’s a great player,” Watkins said of his future teammate. “I told him, ‘I’m calling the (Northwestern) coach tomorrow and telling him he’s going to be my roommate.’ Next year, we’ll probably do some damage.” Pickerington North’s season ends at 12-2, while Moeller now goes to 11-3 and has a date with Toledo Whitmer Saturday. Dec. 1, at Canton’s Fawcett Stadium for the Division I championship. “I’m proud of the kids,” Rodenberg said. “This 2012 class had a lot of pressure on them at the beginning of the year. Everyone kind of lost faith in us and now we’re going to the finals. They deserve it.” In addition to having the chance to win Moeller’s first state title since Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” was popular, Rodenberg gets to coach a squad that includes his senior linebacker son, Jimmy. “It is nice,” Rodenberg said. “Right now, I’m real happy. Let’s just get one more.” Added Watkins, “I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little kid! We’re finally here!”


Milford area boys slam dunk into season By Tom Skeen

Jay Teaney of Clermont Northeastern lays it in against New Richmond last season. Teaney is the Rockets’ second-leading scorer heading into the season at 6.3 points per game a year ago. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Coach Jason Iles and the Clermont Northeastern Rockets graduated their top two scorers from a year ago, but still return a veteran squad in 2012. Senior Derrick Schmidt, the Rockets’ top returning scorer and rebounder, averaged 6.7 points and 5.5 rebounds a game last season. Junior Jay Teaney averaged more than six points per game a year ago while shooting just under 32 percent from 3-point land. Seniors Patrick Cornett and Chad Dorsey are expected to see their roles expanded this season. “We are about eight guys deep,” Iles said. “We’ve had some good scrimmages so far and we’ve really progressed. We have gotten a lot better.” The Goshen Warriors bring back a boatload of experience from last season’s 5-15 team. Seniors Ryan Ashcraft, Alex Edwards, Nick Messer and Kyle Wake headline the returners for coach Scott Wake. Junior Austin Smith rounds out the top five for the Warriors, who all appeared in the starting lineup at one time last season. “We’ve got a lot of guys with experience from last year,” coach Wake said. “We are not real deep. We have three kids out with injuries so we are down to around five (players) right now.” At McNicholas High School, head coach Tim Monahan will count on balanced scoring and a deeper bench as the Rockets begin life without last year’s GCL Central Player of the Year, Drew Hall.

Milford’s Cy Overbeck attempts a jumper against Walnut Hills last season. Overbeck will look to be a force inside for an Eagles team that returns a lot of experience. FILE ART

The Rockets will have strong senior leadership with forward Richie Day and guards Austin Ernst and Scott Sage returning to their starting roles. Day shot 42 percent from 3point territory last season, while Ernst averaged 7.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Senior guard Mark Hoke, a player to watch, received interest from Centre College over the summer. Monahan, who is entering his

fourth year at the helm of the Rockets, will implement new offensive and defensive schemes for a squad that features more quickness than in the past. “…Once we get clicking, if we hit our shots and defend on the ball well, we should have a chance at success,” Monahan said by email. The Rockets begin the season at home against Turpin Dec. 1. Milford coach Joe Cambron has to hope what worked for his guys at the end of last season continues into 2012-13. The Eagles return four starters from the team that won eight of their final 10 games a year ago. Leading the charge is Bowling Green commit Garrett Mayleben, who averaged 7.8 points and five rebounds per game. Senior Brennan Farrell is the team’s top returning scorer at 10.9 points per game. Also back are seniors Josiah Greve, Cy Overbeck and Josh Roof. Roof led the team with 2.5 assists a game and Overbeck will look to fill the void left by his older brother Robert, who led the Eagles with 13.5 points and 10.1 rebounds a year ago but is gone due to graduation. Junior Trevor Bullock saw significant playing time as a sophomore and will have an expanded role this season. “We came together late last season,” Cambron told Gannett News Service. “We have a great combination of experience coming back.” After finishing second to La Salle in the Greater Catholic League-South and falling to MidSee HOOPS, Page A7

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MVCA volleyball dominates conference By Adam Turer

The first year of Ohio Valley Athletic League volleyball play was dominated by Miami Valley Christian Academy. The Lions went 11-1 in conference play in the league’s inaugural season of volleyball competition. The Lions – which include girls from Union Township, Anderson Township, Newtown, Bethel, Milford, Deer Park and Batavia – also held their own against a tougher non-conference schedule. “We knew that we would be pretty dominant in our conference,” said head coach Amy Gill. “Our non-conference matches kept us motivated to know that we need to keep working to keep up with competition outside the conference.” Four Lions earned postseason all-conference honors. Sophomore Grace Simunek and junior Alli Huxtable were named to the OVAL second team. Sophomore Katie Park and junior Carley Hilsher were named to the first team. Hilsher was the conference player of the year. “Carley is a good leader on and off the court,” said Gill. The team graduates just one senior, outside hitter Annie Nesteroff, and returns a tight-knit group next year. Most of next year’s starters will be starting for at least the third consecutive season. That chemistry should help the Lions improve on this season’s accomplishments. “I feel really close to each girl on the team,” said Hilsher. “From the beginning, we just fit together really nicely.” Next year’s seniors, led by Hilsher, have set the tone that


The College of Mount St. Joseph women's golf team ended its 2012 fall season play recently at the HCAC Championships, in Franklin, Ind., turning in a sixthplace team finish, up two spots from last season's standing at the conference tournament. Jennifer Trame, a Milford High School graduate, led the Mount, finishing 10th individually with a two-round score of 184 (84-100).


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The Ohio Valley Athletic League co-champion Miami Valley Christian Academy volleyball team is coached by Amy Gill. From left, are: Front, Alli Huxtable, Peyton McElfresh, Shelley Raidy, Katie Park, Annie Nesterof, and Cassie Woods; back, Jessica McNulty, Jenna VanderMeer, Allison Watt, Coach Amy Gill, Nicole Wellington, Grace Simunek and Carley Hilsher. THANKS TO JODY HILSHER MVCA is the cream of the OVAL crop. Their next goal is to become a force to be reckoned with citywide. “This year’s junior class has been a solid building block of our program. We have established a great work ethic,” said Gill. “I think we’re going to have a great season next year.” A few of the girls will play club volleyball in the offseason. The Lions have a competitive advantage, as the program is not a member of the OHSAA and is therefore able to receive coaching instruction from Gill in the offseason. The team may compete together in a recreational league or in offseason tournaments. The Lions enter the offseason with momentum, but know there is room for improvement, even from the league’s best player. “I want to improve as a player, but also as a leader,” said Hilsher. “I’m really excited for my senior year.”





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younger, the fundamentals of fastpitch softball, helping them achieve a higher skill level. The team will compete in five to six local tournaments this summer, and will also play in a league one night per week. Winter practices take place at DNA Sports Center in Milford. Contact club Vice President Michelle Ripperger, or 254-8411, or 10U team manager Sherry Hyden, or 340-5749. Inquiries on other teams within the club can also be made to Michelle Ripperger.


player. He averaged 4.6 points, 2.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds playing on a squad with four first- or second-team all-league players. “We are a very athletic and basketball-talented team,” Kremer said. “Our challenge will be to develop the chemistry necessary to be great.” Other Crusaders likely to have an impact are 6-foot-6 senior forward Patrick Wrencher (signed with Saint Francis), 5-foot-9 junior guard Tre’ Hawkins, 6-foot-8 sophomore center Nate Fowler and 6-foot-3 junior guard Grant Benzinger. Fowler and Hawkins are considered top prospects. The Crusaders begin the season Dec. 4 at Purcell Marian.

Cincy Slammers Fastpitch, a select softball organization based in the Loveland/Goshen/Mason area, is looking for girls to fill positions on its 10U team for the 2012-13 season. The club, established in 2006, fields seven teams at the 10U to 16U age divisions that compete in several tournaments over the fall, spring and summer. The 10U team will be dedicated to teaching girls, with birthdays in 2002 or

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Miami Valley Christian Academy junior Carley Hilsher sets the ball for the Lady Lions. THANKS TO JODY HILSHER

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Trame, a junior, finished the season with a team-best 88.2 average (over 10 rounds), a seasonbest 84 and a top finish of fourth place (tied) at the Transylvania University Fall Classic. Franklin College claimed the team title with a score of 696; the Lions shot a 770.



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While I hate to see any needed school levy fail, I also hate to see anybody struggle, especially the kids. With property values decreasing, increased loss of jobs and a failing economy, it’s hard to ask people who can barely pay their bills to dish out more money. Passing a school levy will not solve our problems. The school district has a history of wasting money and obviously, residents haven’t forgiven them for that yet. There are many blue collar workers (especially those with state or government jobs) that have been on a pay freeze for several years. I would like to know how long the administrators have been on a pay freeze. Better yet, I would like to see how much they make. I would be willing to bet that more than half of them are making twice what they are worth. As a businessman myself, I would be happy to come in and show the school district how they should spend their money and what they should spend it on. If they want cuts freezing or lowering their pay and reducing the district-paid portion of their benefits. Treat them like the rest of us, like blue-collar workers that are barely getting by. Tug Brock Miami Township

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Dirt removed from Valley View Park causing growing concern

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The city of Milford is excavating fill dirt from Valley View Park. Technically, it is on city-owned land adjoining its sewage treatment plant on Bay Road. But it is part of the 150 acres originally envisioned for the park, and which the community has considered part of the park for the past 10 or more years. Where is the fill dirt going? To the Riverwalk John Hauck COMMUNITY PRESS development on Water GUEST COLUMNIST Street. About a mile down Garfield Avenue. Large dump trucks hustle back and forth from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. You would never know where the dirt is coming from. Unless you explore. Upon seeing the steam shoves and tractors at Valley View, one visitor recently remarked to me, “This stinks. But what can I do?” Aptly put. The city purchased most of the 150-acre tract a decade ago from the school board. It had secured the land for building Pattison Elementary School. The school was built, Valley View Foundation was formed,

ute to veterans everywhere. Thank you to all the groups who took their time to show tribute. Thank you to the speakers, the singer, fire and police departments, the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, all of the school bands, the ROTC, the vintage war planes and all the veterans and their families who made this one of the best parades. Scott Runck and Louis Moore Moore Family Funeral Homes Batavia

“Where is the fill dirt going? To the Riverwalk development on Water Street.” JOHN HAUCK

Milford resident

and the city began to convey the balance of the property to Valley View as the nonprofit secured funding to pay for it. From the Clean Ohio program. All a “win-win” outcome for everyone. The problem is that the city retained 24 acres of land next to its sewage treatment plant, supposedly for future expansion of the facility, if needed. Instead, it is using the land for a purpose entirely different than either the city, Valley View or the community envisioned when the park was formed. It is being used as a “borrow pit” for other economic developments in the city. The cheap fill dirt from Valley View certainly reduces the developer’s costs at Riverwalk. But it violates the spirit of the original pledge by the city to devote that land to park purposes. The city admits that an expansion of the sewage

treatment facility is not needed. Instead, it is setting a dangerous precedent for other developers in the future. They also might ask the city to contribute landfill to their projects in order to “make the numbers work.” Would the city then go back to Valley View to dig more dirt? The three-acre pit being dug at Valley View is near a sharp bend in the East Fork of the river. A sharp bend that is being eroded towards the borrow pit. All of it is within the 100year floodplain. What danger is there to the entire park if the river floods once or twice, and expands into the deep depression formed by the digging? Then where is your “reclamation plan?” If Valley View now wants to transform the threeacre depression into a “wetlands ecosystem,” then what will be the consequence to neighbors of more standing pools of water here and there? Do we want a park or not? What size? What character? Do we want to explore all options, and to secure the funding needed to expand Valley View’s ownership of the park property? Hopefully, the full park will still be there in the years ahead.

John Hauck is a resident of Milford.

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“Best solution to control the national debt is to replace this non-president and stop spending!” J.G.

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“The only way to control the national debt is to to stop spending money we don’t have. I have a certain amount of money I can spend every month, if I spend more than I take in I’m in debt. Pretty simple, too bad so many people voted for free stuff instead of freedom. You Obama voters, I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done to this once great country. The America I grew up with is not the America our kids will know.” J.S.K.

be for those who really need it, not those who say they’ve applied for a job but haven’t. I think the government should stop spending money they don’t have. There should be a line item veto in place. “I think the government employees should have the same payments, health care, Social Security as all of the rest of us. Only in a dictatorship is the populus made to do things from which the ruling government is excluded. “Where are you smart lawyers who should be challenging these things? There would be plenty of money for everything if the waste wasn’t so huge.” J.K.

on longer life expectancy. I would not touch Medicare eligibility until Obamacare has been enacted and tweaked as needed. It would be wrong to threaten any medical care for older Americans, especially when those are the years when care can be most needed. “I think there have to be large cuts to defense. There is currently no country on earth that is a threat to us, unless we have sold them weapons or military technology first. Two examples would be our sale of weapons to the mujahideen in Afghanistan when they were opposing the Russians. Many of these arms were and have continued to be used against our troops. This also happened in Iraq where, weapons we sold to them when they were at war with Iran, were then used against us. “Just as in private industry where newer technologies and processes have lead to cost cutting efficiencies the same can be applied to the military. The military has become just another example of allowing an aspect of government to grow too large and inefficient, creating too large of a drain on the budget.” I.P.

“The one entitlement I would like to see cut is the Bush tax cut for the wealthy. That was a very poor idea, especially while two wars were being waged, and not paid for. The only thing worse than a tax-and-spend president is a tax-cut-and-spend president and Bush really put us in a very deep hole. I am hopeful these cuts will be allowed to expire, especially since our tax rates are at historic lows. “I believe raising the age for access to Social Security is necessary. When it was originally implemented our life expectancy was not as great. We’re living longer and the current age for benefits is too low and puts too much strain on the system based

“This is perhaps the most complex question ever to be posed in the Ch@troom feature, and I do not have easy answers. Anyone who pretends to have a simple solution is either bluffing, or else, a total radical who is ready to impose radical changes on our system the impact of which no one can predict. “I do know this: we are in trouble, whether we call this a ‘fiscal cliff’ or something else. Our national debt was over 100 percent of our gross domestic product last year, and that just doesn’t make sense. (Compare that to 2000, when the debt was 57 perent of the GDP). “Our national debt in 2000 was $5.6 trillion, and in only 12 years,

Do you think cutting entitlements, such as raising the Medicare eligibility age in line with that of Social Security, is the best solution to control the national debt? Why or why not?

“Cutting entitlements ... raising taxes on those with $250,000+ income ... I think I would rather see the high-income folks pay more in taxes that to change Medicare. There are so many fragile people in this country that totally rely on government programs to survive. If raising taxes on the wealthy gives us the funding we need so desparately, I say do it.” E.E.C. “Social Security if not an entitlement! We’ve paid into it for decades. Entitlements are unfunded charities for those who are in need, or unfortunately, those who know how to play the system. “I think everyone who is working should pay, not have the contributions stop after a certain amount of salary. I think unemployment compensation should

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it is has tripled to $16.2 trillion. The impact of the Bush tax cuts, despite the outcries of some among us, was relatively small. The economic changes were much more significant. “A comparison of total federal spending in the last 50 years is somewhat helpful: In 1960, ‘social spending’ accounted for 23 percent of the total; in 2010, that category was 61 percent, nearly triple. Some people like to blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for our economic problems, but the truth is, in 1960, ‘national defense’ claimed 56 percent of our spending, compared to 22 percent in 2010. “I don’t have an easy answer, but I don’t think the folks in our federal government have an easy answer either. As a Medicare recipient already, raising the eligibility age won’t affect me, but it will severely impact those folks who are on the brink of becoming Medicare eligible, and are counting on that coverage to be there for them. “The best way I could sum this up is that I think the members of Congress who are most committed to fiscal responsibilty are our best hope. Those who want to tax and spend without sufficient regard to the effect on our economy are a danger to us. God help us to avoid diving over the fiscal cliff.” Bill B. “Seeing that I am 63 years old I don’t think cutting Medicare in any way is a good idea. If we want to save money we need to start by getting out of these useless wars. Next we need to quit giving illegal aliens welfare and Medicaid. “There are 76 million baby boomers in America, let some of us die off before letting anyone into this country. The biggest thing we need to do is stop the mentality that America is here to use and abuse. We have too many people on the dole. Get out and

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get a job and quit thinking that America has to support you. When there are more have nots than haves, no wonder America voted in Obama. Geeeesch.” D.D. “Both actions are a mere drop in the bucket. What we need are immediate cuts in spending! When you don’t have cash and your credit is maxed-out, you stop spending. That goes for governments too. “At least Social Security and Medicare are bringing in some money. They used to pay their own way until the politicians gave benefits to millions of people who never paid into the programs nor do many of them deserve our largesse.” R.V. “Yes. We got into this situation by doing at the national level what people did at the individual level - living beyond their means. “There are not enough rich people to tax to dig us out of this hole so the best way is to cut welfare programs. This will not only help by reducing current outlays but more importantly, this will increase the number of workers paying taxes.” P.C. “Why pick on Social Security? How about recovering the massive loss of all the bank stimulus monies that was never paid back, and eliminating about half of all these ‘committees’ and their subs who soak up money not solving anything. “Raising the Social Security age will only add to the belief that those who will be eligible would pass on before they apply. I say cut the salaries to minimum wages of Congress and the House. They get everything else paid for!” O.H.R.

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Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital is celebrating four straight years being named one of the top 100 hospitals by the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study. The study evaluated 2,886 hospitals in the U.S. using public information. PROVIDED

Mercy Health named top 100 fourth straight year By Rob Dowdy

Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the country, according to an objective study. Mercy Health Clermont has been named one of the top 100 hospitals by the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study, which bases its findings on 10 performance areas: Mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; postdischarge mortality; and readmission rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. The study has been conducted since 1993. Thomson Reuters evaluated 2,886 U.S. hospitals using public information, such as Medicare cost reports, patient satisfaction data and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data to compile the list. This is the fourth straight year Mercy Clermont has made the list, which evaluates 2,886 non-federal hospitals. Pete Gemmer, director of marketing and communications of Mercy Health, said there are only 10 other hospitals in the country have achieved four straight top 100 rankings in the Thomson Reuters list. Gemmer said the hospital has won the award a total of six times, with the first being in 2003. He said in the few years between wins, “we have been very close.” “Even those years we didn’t make it, our quality was very strong,” Gemmer said. He noted that the top 100 list is broken into categories, with Mercy being one of only 20 hospitals in the community category.

Lisa Richardson, director of quality services, said the award demonstrates the culture of safety and importance of high quality care “to every patient every time.” “It’s a great confirmation that we’re doing the right things day to day,” she said. The hospital has continued to grow in recent years. A new main lobby opened in 2006 and a new medical office building also was recently completed. Mercy opened a renovated intensive care unit with 16 private rooms in 2008. The hospital is now working on a $2.5-million project to expand and renovate its emergency department with a new entrance, waiting room, reception area, a second nurses station and a separate ambulance entrance. Mercy’s reach in the area extends beyond the hospital’s walls to the Mt. Orab Medical Center, Eastgate Medical Center, Anderson Hospital and various private health care providers. Jeff Graham, market leader and president at Mercy Health, said Mercy is focusing on developing access points to care for “whatever needs you have” close to home. As the healthcare field continues to change, the hospital must continue altering the way it provides care, Graham said. Richardson said hospitals are now being held more accountable for patients after they leave, noting nurses are now going to people’s homes to assist with medications and therapy. “Years ago, our care stopped at the doors of the hospital,” she said. Gemmer said while being proactive with patients can likely lead to reduced hospital revenue, it’s the best way to fully treat patients and “the right thing for us to do.”

Nurse Shannon Stegeman (left) and technician Juli Hauck use some of the new equipment in Mercy Health Clermont Hospital’s updated intensive care unit. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

One of several recent renovations at Mercy Health - Clermont Hospital is the updated front entrance. The hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals by the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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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.

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. Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.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, 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. 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.

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.

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.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Art Events 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.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job

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The Living Nativity, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, Free. 683-1738; Loveland.

Writing Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Group meets first Tuesday of every month. Writers of all levels and genres welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 248-0700. Milford.

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Exercise Classes

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 Miami Township will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House from 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. For more information, call 248-3727. FILE PHOTO 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, 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.

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

Holiday Shopping Bazaar, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Parish Dining Hall. One-stop shop featuring many vendors and crafters. Door prizes every hour. $3, $2 advance. 753-5358. Withamsville.

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Dining Events

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.

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

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 Benefits Holiday Party Fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 LovelandMiamiville Road, WCPO’s Brendan Keefe is keynote speaker. Includes buffet dinner, silent auction, hand-made items for sale and live entertainment from Emerson and Haggerman. Benefits The League for Animal Welfare. $25, $12 children 12 and younger. Reservations required by Nov. 28. Presented by League for Animal Welfare. 735-2299; Loveland.

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

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 18 and up. Free. 753-6770. Amelia.

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, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

Holiday - Christmas The Living Nativity, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Outdoor guided walking tour through stations featuring dramatic presentation, through drama and song, of the story of Jesus’ birth. Tour followed by live animal visits, hot cocoa and cookies inside. Free. 683-1738; Loveland. 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; www.dirrnurse- 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, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. 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, 221 Front St., Shop in thrift store. Funds Angel’s Rest: hospice facility for old, sick and unadoptable animals. Free. 800-6738; New Richmond.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 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.

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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.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Dinner available starting at 4:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

Music - Religious A Calvary Alliance Christmas, 7-8:30 p.m., Calvary Alliance Church, 986 Nordyke Road, Choir joined by musicians, various soloist and brass quintet. Free. 474-4954; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

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. Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., More info on Tammy’s Fitness Party on Facebook. Presented by Tammy’s Fitness Party. 315-1302. Anderson Township.

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Baby Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories and music. Ages birth to 18 months. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Auctions Quarter Mania, 6:30-9 p.m., American Legion Post 773, 137 E. Main St., Bidding begins at 7 p.m. Food and drink available. Family friendly. Benefits Clermont County Relay for Life. $1. Presented by Clermont Direct Sellers. 553-2909. Amelia.

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Easy slow cooker pork roast meal

Though we won’t turn on the lights for our outdoor trees until the first of December, we did get the trees decorated with the lights since the weather has been so mild. The weather is supposed to change due to some front movRita ing in, so Heikenfeld this cranRITA’S KITCHEN berry pork roast will be the perfect warming supper. And as I’ve mentioned before, take advantage of sales for items like chocolate chips, nuts, etc. The chips last just about forever at room temperature. Even if they “bloom” or turn a bit gray on the surface, that’s just the cocoa butter surfacing, so when you use them in cooking, they will return to their original sheen.

Cranberry pork roast

Reader Caroline Quinter sent this recipe in. She said: “A dear friend made this for my family while I was on bed rest during our first pregnancy. It is very easy, tastes amazing and looks as though you slaved over it. The whole loin is key to the tenderness of this dish.” Since my daughter-in-law Courtney is looking for easy slow cooker recipes, I tested this out and it was so good.

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is runny, cook a little longer. If it’s hard, add more water. Pour into clean, hot jars. Seal and store in refrigerator up to a year. Makes 3-4 pints.

Three-way bittersweet chocolate sauce You can use either vanilla, peppermint or almond extract and your choice of nuts. If I make it with peppermint, I leave out the nuts. To give as a gift, tie an ice cream scoop on the jar with a ribbon. ⁄4 cup water ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup whipping cream 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped Flavoring: 1 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract, or 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract Nuts (optional): 1⁄2 cup toasted chopped almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc. 1


Cranberry pork roast is a slow cooker recipe that is easier than it looks. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

The only thing I did extra was to thicken the sauce to make a gravy. The cranberry gives the gravy a sweet/tart taste. Here’s my adaptation. 21⁄2- to 3-pound pork loin roast (I used 21⁄2 pounds) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt or more to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 15-16 oz. can cranberry sauce (I used whole cranberry sauce) 1 ⁄4 cup honey 3 tablespoons orange juice or bit more to taste 1 ⁄8 teaspoon each: ground cloves and nutmeg

hours. Measure liquid. For each cup, make a slurry of 1 tablespoon flour and a couple tablespoons cold water. Pour liquid in saucepan, add slurry, boil a few minutes until thick. Make sure your slurry is smooth before adding to hot liquid. If gravy happens to lump, just pour it through a sieve.

Place roast in sprayed slow cooker. Rub salt and pepper over roast. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Cover and cook on low 4-5

Orange marmalade Now this makes a nice gift from the kitchen. It’s not hard, and when you consider the price of orange marmalade, it’s worth making. 4 very large seedless oranges 2 large lemons 8 cups sugar

Cut oranges and lemons

in half crosswise. Cut into very thin half-moon slices. Discard seeds, and put fruit and juices into a pot. Add 8 cups water and bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in sugar until it dissolves. Cover and allow to stand overnight at room temperature. The next day, bring mixture back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for two hours. This will start reducing the liquid. Turn heat up to medium and boil gently, stirring often, for another 30 minutes. Skim off foam. The marmalade will be a pretty golden orange. To make sure it will jell, put a bit on a plate and refrigerate until cool and slightly firm. It should not be runny or hard. If it

Stir sugar and water together over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cream and bring to a boil. Take off heat, add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Stir in extract and nuts. Cool and refrigerate up to three weeks. Warm sauce to serve, or use as a spread on scones, etc. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

The GED Testing Service has launched the campaign “Your Future is Calling,” to alert test-takers who need to finish the GED test by the end of 2013. The current version of the test, the 2002 Series GED Test, will expire at the end of 2013, along with incomplete test scores. As part of National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, GED Testing Service invites educators and literacy partners nationwide to join the campaign. “More than a million adults have started, but not finished the current GED Test,” said Nicole Chestang, executive vice president of GED Testing Service. “As a nation, we cannot afford to let millions of working-aged adults miss this opportunity to complete and pass the GED test, opening doors to college, training and better jobs. Those interested in joining the campaign can sign up online at In Clermont County, call the Educational Service Center at 7358300.

Seniors should get the flu shot the flu is to get the flu vaccine, and as soon as possible. It’s available now. Getting the Linda flu vaccine Eppler protects you and COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST prevents COLUMNIST you from spreading the flu to your spouse, children or grandchildren. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in the community. People 65 years and older have two flu shots available to choose from - a regular dose flu vaccine and a newer, higher dose

flu vaccine designed for people age 65 and older. Both vaccines protect against the same flu viruses. The higher-dose vaccine should result in a stronger immune response. Talk to your health care provider about which vaccine is right for you. Along with the vaccine, take everyday preventive actions including covering coughs, washing hands often, and avoiding people who are sick. Seek medical advice quickly if you develop flu symptoms to see whether you might need medical evaluation or treatment with antiviral drugs. It's very important that antiviral drugs be used early to treat flu in people who are very sick with flu, especially those who have a greater chance of getting

serious flu complications. As a senior, you are at an increased risk of getting pneumonia, a complication of the flu, so talk to your health care provider about the pneumococcal vaccine, too. The pneumococcal vaccine will protect you against pneumonia. Will Medicare cover flu vaccine? Yes, Medicare will cover the flu vaccine once every flu season, so there is no reason not to get it. Plus, it’s readily available at drug stores, grocery stores and even large discount stores. However, if you are interested in the higher dose vaccine or the pneumococcal vaccine, see your doctor.

Linda Eppler is the director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.



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Ole Fisherman busy in carpenter shop Howdy folks, We went last Wednesday, Nov. 14, for a P.E.R.I. meeting to the Hibachi Grill on Ohio Pike. They had several bars of food and it was good. The service was good and very friendly from the folks working there. This was the first time we have been there, but not the last. I saw a sign the other day, “How to double your money.” It does make sense. You take a dollar bill, and double it over, put it back in your pocket. We have been working in the carpenter shop, making wood items like bird feeders, lazy Susans. This was the first time for

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us and patronize the Grange. Lunch, Santa will be there after the parade. Now this is a story a friend told us about a Thanksgiving many years ago in the 1930s. He said that morning all the men went hunting. That was a usual thing to do on Thanksgiving. He said it was extremely warm. They didn’t even need a coat. When they came in to eat dinner, they saw a black cloud in the west. They didn’t think about it. While they were eating, the temperature dropped real bad. It started snowing, so it was hard to see very far. After the meal, the snow kept getting

deeper, so they bundled up and headed for home. He said they got about one mile from home, when the car got stuck in the snow. He walked home and got a team of horses, went back and the horses pulled the car with the family in it home. He also said that winter the cold was so severe that all their canned goods broke and they were burning corn stalks to heat their house. At that time, there was no insulation in the homes. The second meeting at the Monroe Grange Hall for the month of November was the 16th. This was the Thanksgiving supper, and Ruth Ann and Bonnie






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giving. She doesn’t know it yet. I will be anxious to hear how she does. Folks, last Saturday evening, Nov. 17, Ruth Ann and I had a very exciting evening. Our granddaughter Michelle got married at the Paul Brown Stadium. This was a beautiful wedding. Now did you think I would say anything else? They wanted something old so Ruth Ann gave Brad, the groom, a half dime that her Dad and Mother had. It was from 1854. Brad and Michelle were so pleased with this coin for him to carry for good luck. There was a good crowd with several couples from the Bethel United Methodist church and a couple from the company that Debby used to work for which was involved with getting the Peace Bell here in Kentucky. Now I know you folks are very proud of your children as we are of ours, so please forgive me for some bragging about ours. We got to ride down to the wedding with our daughter Pauline, son-inlaw Ralph and grandson Curtis. We hope and pray you had a great Thanksgiving. Santa will be at the Grant’s Greenhouse and Garden Center in Milford, along with the train display, Nov. 23 through Dec. 22, from 5 p.m. til 7 p.m. Mark your calendar. We will be there four times to help old Santa out, so come and see Santa and the trains, and purchase trees, wreaths, candy, poinsettias and much more. Don’t forget the Pam Noah concert put on by the Bethel Lions Club at the Bethel-Tate Middle School on Friday Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. This is free for all to enjoy. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and give thanks to the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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gave out the crafts the Juniors had made to take to the convention. The convention was held in Columbus at the Ramada Inn Hotel. The children were very excited and had to wait until everyone ate. The parents and grandparents were also very excited. I asked some of the parents if when they got home, “Did the kids go through all their items which Ruth Ann had put into paper bags, and some in shopping bags, and they were full.” These children call her “Miss Ruth Ann.” They will remember her all their lives for the work she has done for them in the Junior Grange. She is very dedicated. She has been a leader for over 30 years. Our youngest daughter Pauline and all four of our grandchildren have been in Junior Grange. Ruth Ann and I have each been in the Grange for over 50 years, and the Grange does so much for the community. We adopted a senior citizen for Christmas gifts. They are also bringing in staple foods for the food pantry. The Bethel Lions Club furnished a Thanksgiving meal for a needy family of the Bethel-Tate school district and have adopted two seniors for Christmas Gifts. These two organizations along with the churches are concerned about our neighbors. The Good Lord wants us to be helping each other. Now on Black Friday, Ruth Ann and our two daughters go shopping. They have done this for years. This is a day they can enjoy being together. I will go fishing at a neighbors lake. The fishing is good with lots of crappie, bluegills, bass and some stripers, and muskies being caught. Get your fishing tackle and get some fresh fish to eat. Good luck. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait shop in Afton. He said he was bringing his Grandma who has been in a nursing home recuperating home for Thanks-

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LEGAL NOTICE The following parties having stored property at A & A Mini Storage, 4317 Mt. CarmelTobasco Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45244-2356 are hereby notified that stored goods will be sold at public sale. Anthony H. Haagg, last known address, 7876 YMCA Road, Cinti, OH 45244 Stored property includes household goods and misc items. Kimberly Duckett , last known address, 4453 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Rd, Cint, Ohio 45244 Stored property includes household goods and misc items Russell Brown , last known address, 4815 Long Acres Apt. C. Cinti, Ohio 45245 Stored property includes bikes, tool chest and misc items. Esther Drake Eichelbranner, last known address, 450 Craig Rd. Cinti, Ohio 45244 Stored property includes household goods and misc items. The sale will be December 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the mentioned storage facility. If your stored property is not sold at that time it may subsequently be sold at a private sale or destroyed at our option and without further notice. Any inquiries regarding this account should be directed to Maggie, agent for owner, at 4317 Mr. Carmel tobasco Rd., Cinti, OH 45244-2356 or call 513-528-6118. 1738298



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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Juvenile, 13, tobacco prohibition, Nov. 5. James R. Kellerman, 18, 114 Ohio 28, drug paraphernalia, theft, Nov. 7. Tabathia E Bunn, 23, 6305 Melody, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Nov. 8. Hilary R. Leaman, 29, 114 Bacon, theft, driving under suspension, Nov. 9. Kenneth Christopher, 28, , theft, Nov. 9. Anthony C. Vieregge, 22, 1171 Ohio 28, theft, criminal tools, Nov. 11. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, Nov. 12. Ryan N. Werner, 22, 1164 Ronlee Drive, drug abuse, Nov. 2. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 2. Michael L. Love Jr., 28, 273 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike, domestic violence, Nov. 3. Clarence Mccarthy, 45, 6675 Epworth, drug paraphernalia, open container, driving under suspension, Nov. 3. Sarah G. Shifflett, 23, 6224 Tanglewood, criminal damage, Nov. 4. Edward Rowland, 73, 1404 Oakridge, theft, Nov. 4. Richard Meece, 52, 1131 Fox Run, complicity, Nov. 4.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Female was assaulted at Wittmer Meadows, Oct. 29. Male juvenile was assaulted at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill, Nov. 1. Burglary Mitre saw taken at 228 Timber Trail, Jan. 11. Entry made into garage at 6357 Hickory Bark, Nov. 2. Entry made into apartment at 1804 Arrowhead, Nov. 7. Chainsaw taken; $400 at 5449 Candy Lane, Nov. 9. Entry made into residence at 6352 Branch Hill Guinea, Nov. 10. Criminal damage Tire slashed on vehicle at 502 Techne Center, Oct. 31. Subject damaged TV and com-

puter at 6675 Epworth, Nov. 3. Window broken at 6224 Tanglewood, Nov. 4. Tire punctured on vehicle at Ohio 28, Nov. 8. Side of vehicle scratched at 5866 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Nov. 9. Two windows broken at Milford High at 1 Eagles Way, Nov. 11. Criminal trespass Trespassing inside residence at 570 Branch Hill Loveland, Nov. 12. Disorderly conduct Two students reported in a fight at Live Oaks at Buckwheat Road, Oct. 29. Domestic violence At Branch Hill Guinea, Nov. 3. Fraud Male stated credit card used with no authorization; $529 at 5925 McPicken, Oct. 31. Misuse of credit Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 5625 Wittmer Meadows, Nov. 5. Male stated card used with no authorization at 5703 Blue Spruce, Nov. 8. Passing bad checks Bad check issued to Sardina Concrete; $2,484.43 at Ohio 50, Nov. 2. Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $37.50 at US 50, Oct. 29. Duct tape taken from Meijer; $6 at Ohio 28, Oct. 30. Currency, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,460 at 1236 Baywood Cove, Oct. 31. A razor taken from Meijer; $22 at Ohio 28, Nov. 1. Septic pump taken; $1,500 at 6112 Price Road, Nov. 1. Carton of cigarettes taken from vehicle; $0 at 6251 N. Shadow Hill, Nov. 2. Antique silver items taken; $9,500 at 6600 block of West Knollwood Circle, Nov. 2. Various tools taken from truck at Lowe's; $5,690 at 5694 Romar, Nov. 2. Handgun taken at 5949 Deerfield, Nov. 2. I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle at 6231 Sweet Briar, Nov. 2. Septic pump taken; $800 at 6913 Ohio 48, Nov. 2. Head phones taken from Meij-

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal North/Milford-Miami Advertiser publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Miami Township, Chief Steven Bailey, 248-3721 » Goshen Township, Chief Ray Snyder, 722-3200 » Milford, Chief Jamey Mills, 248-5084 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 ers; $75 at Ohio 28, Nov. 4. Trailer taken; $6,500 at 1088 US 50, Nov. 4. Concrete saw and blade taken Paul Hyatt Contracting; $1,060 at Sylvan Road, Nov. 5. Medication taken from residence at 1108 N. Muscovy, Nov. 5. Wallet taken at The Arbors at Meadow Creek, Nov. 6. Laptop computer taken from vehicle at 1280 Pebble Brook, Nov. 6. TVs, DVD player, etc. taken; $1,600 at 1506 Commons Drive, Nov. 7. Camera system, etc. taken from toolbox at Castrucci Ford; $1,050 at Ohio 28, Nov. 7. Knife taken from Meijer; $30 at Ohio 28, Nov. 7. Fraudulent purchased made at Costume Castle; $587 at Wards Corner, Nov. 8. Jewelry taken; over $800 at 14 Easley Drive #109, Nov. 8. Medication taken from residence at 5816 Asby Court, Nov. 8. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $30 at Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Nov. 8. Handguns, currency, etc. taken from vehicle; $21,350 at 629 Woodsway, Nov. 9. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $80 at Ohio 28, Nov. 9. Jewelry taken; $4,595 at 6593 W. Knollwood, Nov. 9. Leaf blower taken; $500 at 722 Wards Corner, Nov. 9. A knife and hat taken from Meijer; $50 at Ohio 28, Nov. 9. Jewelry taken; $5,385 at 6052 Cook Road, Nov. 9.


Merchandise taken from Meijer; $6 at Ohio 28, Nov. 11. Medication taken from residence at 969 Ohio 28 #123, Nov. 10. GPS unit and I-pod taken from vehicle; $485 at 850 Cannes Court, Nov. 12. Tobacco prohibition Male student possessed cigarettes at Milford Junior High at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, Nov. 5.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Three juveniles, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Christopher Borke, 18, 1705 Country Lake, drug possession, Jan. 0. Tyler Flowers, 20, 1785 Ohio 28 #86C, marijuana possession, Jan. 0. Brandon Butler, 20, West North Bend Road, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, Jan. 0. Fred Zadek, 19, 215 Chestnut St., underage consumption, Jan. 0. Tevin Wilson, 19, 112 Shingle Drive, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Brooke Logan, 18, 30 Miamiview Drive, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Max Stephens, 20, 419 S. 9Th St., underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 16, unruly, curfew violation, underage consumption, Jan. 0. 2 Juveniles, 15, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Jonathon Meece, 19, 2040 Cemetery, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Jan. 0. Karrie Norgren, 19, 6447 Snider Road #A, unauthorized use of vehicle, Jan. Terry Smith, 55, 610 Redman, domestic violence, Jan. Robin Wilson, 53, 610 Redman, domestic violence, Jan. Juvenile, 14, , domestic violence, Jan. William Sharp, 27, 988 Seminole Trail, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, Jan. Juvenile, 17, , underage consumption, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, Jan.

Incidents/Investigations Assault At 6970 Goshen Road, Nov. 6. At 1400 O'Bannonville, Nov. 7. Breaking and entering At 6583 Ohio 132, Oct. 26. At 1371 Norma Lane, Nov. 3. At 1268 Twin Oak, Nov. 8. Criminal damage At 2127 Woodville, Nov. 1. At 6118 Pine Meadows, Nov. 4. Disorder At 1568 Woodville Pike, Nov. 4. At 5971 Marsh Circle, Nov. 6. At 1785 Ohio 28 #327G, Nov. 6. At area of Goshen & Walnut, Nov. 7. At 1785 Ohio 28 #136, Nov. 9. At 1569 Ohio 28 , Nov. 10. At 1881 Mulberry, Nov. 10. At 2289Woodville Pike, Oct. 27. At 1785 Ohio 28 #187, Nov. 2. At 2544 Woodville, Nov. 3. At 161 Club Drive, Nov. 3. At 1659 Ohio 28, Oct. 26. Dispute At 6498 Ohio 48, Oct. 30. At 188 Bruce Court, Oct. 30. At 6373 Manila Road, Nov. 2. At 1785 Ohio 28 #381, Nov. 3. At area of Ohio 28 and Ohio 48, Nov. 3. At 203 Country Lake, Nov. 4. At 6970 Goshen Road, Nov. 4. At 2289 Woodville Pike, Nov. 4. At 1785 Ohio 28 #19A, Nov. 9. At 2099 Woodville, Nov. 9. Domestic violence At Redbird, Nov. 1. Gross sexual imposition At Redbird, Nov. 1. Theft At 1506 Rolling Knoll, Oct. 25. At 1538 E. Meadowbrook Drive, Oct. 25. At 6757 Oakland Road, Oct. 29. At 1650 Ohio 28, Oct. 30. At 1785 Ohio 28 #7, Nov. 3. At 6703 Pin Oak, Nov. 5. At 1619 Ohio 28, Nov. 6. At 6103 Misty Creek, Nov. 7. At 6109 Pine Meadows, Nov. 8. At 629 Redman, Nov. 10. At 1785 Ohio 28 #429AA, Nov. 10. At 6821 Oakland, Nov. 10.

MILFORD Arrests/Citations Lindsay Casey, 27, 3035 Timber Ave., contempt of court, Nov. 16. Jeffrey Cowan, 27, 4744 Cabin Ridge, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Nov. 16. Daryl L. Cromer, 47, 901 Mohawk Trail, recited, Nov. 11. Chelsea Dean, 20, 8302 Wooster Pike, contempt of court, Nov. 10. Taylor N. Eckert, 19, 4242 Wigeon Place, physical control, open container, Nov. 17. Rebecca J. Fox, 25, 5599 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, recited, Nov. 16. Bryan Guethlein, 21, 14104 Klein Road, contempt of court, Nov. 13. Ronald J. Hodge Jr., 32, 10940 Morrow Rossberg Road, warrant, Nov. 15.

Justin W. Howard, 25, 6034 Marsh Circle, warrant, Nov. 16. Juvenile, 16, theft, Nov. 11. Anthony W. Lawson, 33, 7 Concord Wood, burglary, Nov. 16. Francis M. Marcus, 39, 20396 Ohio 251, driving under influence, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Nov. 10. Richard C. Minton, 22, 5473 Dry Run, recited, Nov. 10. Michelle M. Mcquin, 35, 3172 Lindale Mt. Holly, theft, recited, Nov. 14. Lauren N. Reynolds, 19, 6006 Rosetree, theft, Nov. 11. Zachary Reynolds, 28, 6052 Roudebush, open container, Nov. 15. Travis N. Richardson, 23, 801 Edgecombe, obstructing official business, driving under suspension, contempt of court, Nov. 16. Mack C. Roach, 29, 1785 Ohio 28 #282, contempt of court, Nov. 16. Jacob Rose, 18, 3216 Eastwood, drug abuse, criminal simulation, Nov. 17. Kristen Roy, 27, 906 Staghorn, drug abuse, Nov. 10. Theresa Schmithorst, 39, 11 Denison Lane, driving under influence, reasonable control, Nov. 17. David Turner, 47, 14 Chateau Place, domestic violence, Nov. 11. Brandon Waldron, 26, 2824 Happy Hollow, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Nov. 18. John R. West, 23, 8158 Ohio 41, warrant, Nov. 13. Chyanne Windsor, 20, 2755 Ohio 132, warrant, Nov. 14. Jerod Blevins, 38, 100 Heather Drive, warrant, Nov. 8. Heather N. Cook, 25, 4750 Shephard, recited, Nov. 7. Jeremy Cummins, 23, 1821 Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, Nov. 6. David Dodson, 30, 4016 Prescott Ave., recited, Nov. 6. Jason A. Donnerberg, 41, 1042 Riddle Road, recited, Nov. 7. Anthony Gannaway, 26, 2102 Piccadilly Ave., recited, Nov. 6. Amanda D. Hughes, 28, 800 Lila Ave., recited, Nov. 5. Kayla M. Kemen, 24, 8502 Sugarmaple Drive, recited, Nov. 5. David J. Licata, 23, 1505 Commons Drive, recited, Nov. 8. Lonnie Mckinney Jr., 31, 551 Prospect, contempt of court, Nov. 5. David New, 23, 9134 Primrose Drive, contempt of court, Nov. 5. Vincent M. Self, 30, 105 Castanea St., recited, Nov. 5. Jamie A. Smith, 46, 6425 Clough Pike, recited, Nov. 7. Jamie W. Smith, 22, 6112 Melody Lane, theft, Nov. 7. Romulus Tamas, 19, 322 St. Andrews, recited, Nov. 5.






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Members of the Goshen High School Marching Band march in the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade Nov. 17. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Goshen resident Eric Lutz drives Grand Marshal Ken Klosterman and Goshen Chamber of Commerce President Sharon McFadden in the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade Nov. 17. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


GOSHEN TWP. — Representatives from businesses and organizations in Goshen Township Nov. 17 marched through downtown Goshen during the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade. The parade concluded with caroling, children’s train rides, refreshments and a tree lighting in front of LCNB National Bank, 6726 Dick Flynn Blvd. This year’s parade was one of 12 holiday events celebrated as the “12 Days of Christmas.”

Kroger Grocery and Baking Co. was one business represented in the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade Nov. 17. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Members of Garden Acres Pentecostal Church dressed in Western- and holiday-themed attire and played music during the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade Nov. 17. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade concluded with a tree lighting in front of LCNB National Bank. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Grinch led Cub Scout Pack 285 in the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Savanna Stacey, left, of Goshen Nov. 17 waits with Nolan and Mike Stacey for the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade to start. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Friends and families gathered Nov. 17 for the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade. From left, Steve Sprinkles and Lesa Jones of Goshen, Stevie Fisher of Maineville and Haylee Steele. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Pauline Holland, left, stands with Sparky and talks with Raelynn and Rick Christopher of Goshen before the 2012 Light Up Goshen Parade Nov. 17. Holland and Sparky walked with the Goshen Fire & EMS. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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DEATHS Anne Bockman Julia “Anne” Bockman, 89, Milford, died Nov. 17. She was a school bus driver. Survived by children Gerald (Allyson), Greg (Sherina) Bockman, Sharon (Roger) Wren, Georgia (Mike) Wainscott; grandchildren Jeff, Tony, Tim Honeycutt, Heather Simpson, Ashley Hughes; great-grandchildren Hally, Makayla Honeycutt, Faith Simpson. Services were Nov. 20 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

John Eberhard John C. Eberhard, 92, died Nov. 17. He worked for Milacron.

Park, OH 45174.


Nancy Kile

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Milford Masonic Lodge 54, a Stephen’s Minister at St Thomas Episcopal Church, a volunteer at Inter Parish Ministries and a board member at Thomaston Woods. Survived by children Mark (Alice) Eberhard, Polly (Dan Whittelsey) Duplace; grandchildren Abby (Chip) Workman, Parker, Rachel, Beecher Eberhard, Maggie (Derek) Duplace-

Schmieder; great-granddaughters Catie, Molly Workman; sister Marie Eberhard. Preceded in death by wife Margie Eberhard. Services were Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Inter Parish Ministries, 3509 Debolt Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244 or Ministry at Thomaston Woods, c/o St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace

Nancy Dunham Kile, 66, Miami Township, died Nov. 18. She was a homemaker. Survived by husband Kenneth Kile; children David (Krystal) Kile, Marjorie (Steve) Reeves; mother Margaret Dunham; sisters Peggy, Debby, Patty, Leigh Ann; grandchildren Michael, Steven, Samantha, Brooke, Nathan, Skylar, Catelyn. Preceded in death by father Harold Dunham. Arrangements by Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

Melvin Reifin Melvin Harry Reifin, 76, Milford, died Nov. 18. He was an attorney with the Brown County

Prosecutor’s Office and was the first public defender in Clermont County. He hosted his own program on WOBO for more than 30 years. Survived by wife Linda Hauser Reifin; daughters Barbara (Samir) Tamer, Elizabeth Mendez; grandchildren Ian, Alli Mendez, Anderson Tamer; brother Ronald (Bonnie) Reifin. Services were Nov. 24 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to WOBO, American Association or American Cancer Society.

Ralph “RJ” Joseph Vilardo Ralph “RJ” Joseph Vilardo, 82, died suddenly Nov. 20. He was a businessman in Milford and a founder of the Milford Miami

Chamber of Commerce. Survived by wife Mary Sue (nee Craver); sisters Marie (Vilardo) Harrington and Louise (Vilardo) Rhein; children Susan Vilardo, Judy (Ed) Hackmeister, Pattie (Darrell) Philhower, Johnny Vilardo, Ralph J. Vilardo, Jr. and Tom Vilardo; grandchildren Raymond, Patrick, and Tanner Philhower, Jess Stankeveh, Marissa and Ava Vilardo. Services were Nov. 24 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home & Crematory and St. Andrew Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorials to: M.P.G.A. Korean Memorial, National Bank & Trust,715 Lila Avenue, Milford, OH 45150, or Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, 745 Center St, Suite 300, Milford, OH 45150.


The following Storage unit(s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #413, Timothy Schaffner, 645 Carefree Dr., Cincinnati OH, 45244. 1736994 1.Darryl Adams E146 26 Bethel Park Drive Bethel, Ohio 45106 2.Tiffany Cook R649 3194 W. Greenbush Road Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 3.Deron Jones O532 3150 Shirley Drive Amelia, Ohio 45102 4.Robert Jump E140/ 159 1819 Ginn Road New Richmond, Ohio 45157 5.Louise Lange M427 2061 SR 125 # 33 Amelia, Ohio 45102 6.Tracy Litz N462 316 Main Street PO Box 433 Felicity, Ohio 45120 7. Sharon Lower M430 4695 Tri County Highway Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 8. Kenneth Messina M441 3302 SR 133 Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 9 .Eric Turner P574 3469 Bethel New Hope Road Bethel, Ohio 45106 10.Erin Walker Q629/ 599 PO Box 11 Amelia, Ohio 45102 11. Robin Webber B43 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road #97 Amelia, Ohio 45102 12. David Willis Q618 371 S. Charity Street Bethel, Ohio 45106 1001737182

new, 201 St. Louis Drive, Owensville, $125,000. Alice Litton, Loveland, alter, 6664 Loveland Miamiville, Miami Township. Baker Heat & Air, Milford, HVAC, 961 Woodcreek, Miami Township. Hank Dingus, Milford, pool, 5538 Scarlet Maple, Miami Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1310 Gatch Court, Miami Township, $145,816. Jeremy Fishback, Batavia, addition, 1631 US 50, Stonelick Township, $11,000. Victor Kapitula, Milford, pool, 5327 Galley Hill, Stonelick Township. Sky Construction, Blanchester, pole barn, 1687 Autumn Oak, Stonelick Township, $21,000. James Tissandier, Lynchburg, addition, 6420 Patricia Blvd., Goshen Township, $20,000. Andrews Construction, Williamsburg, alter, 6433 Goshen Road, Goshen Township. Green Excavating, Bethel, alter, 6621 Goshen Road, Goshen Township.

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Julius Stayden, Milford, HVAC, 2 Wildwood, Miami Township. Gary Hollingsworth, Milford, HVAC, 1369 Lela Lane, Miami Township. Joseph Lamplot, Loveland, alter, 380 Rule St., Miami Township. Hank Dingus, Milford, 5538 Scarlet Maple, Miami Township, $7,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1198 Sovereign Drive, Miami Township. New Climate Heat & Cooling, West Chester, HVAC, 1049 Red Bird, Miami Township. Bowlin Group, Walton, Ky., alter, 751 Bramblewood, Miami Township; alter, 5949 Creek Side; alter, 968 Woodcreek. Fischer Single Family Homes,

Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1206 Fox Horn, Miami Township, $121,395. Raymond Healy, Loveland, deck, 256 Apache Trail, Miami Township. Donald Stephens, Goshen, addition, 2131 Cedarville, Stonelick Township. Richard Crocker, Batavia, alter, 5778 Ohio 132, Stonelick Township. Ronald Creager, Maineville, alter, 3667 Lucas Road, Wayne Township.


Kellerman Co., Milford, addition-Specialty Storage, 1300 U.S. 50, Miami Township, $500,000. Board of Trustees, Milford, alter, 1546 Ohio 131, Miami Township, $10,000. Cintas, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 55 Techne Center, Miami Township. Wuest Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 160 Ohio 126, Miami Township. Schweitzer Brothers Co., Milford, alter, 1276 US 50, Miami Township. Rering Remodeling, Cincinnati,

alter-Orange Leaf Yogurt, Ohio 28, Miami Township, $80,000. Salon Colour, West Chester, alter, 471 Wards Corner, Miami Township. Sign Graphics & Design, Milford, sign, 1090 Ohio 28, Miami Township. KBA Inc./Architects, Cincinnati, alter, suite F, 501 Techne Center, Miami Township, $25,000. John Latchford, Goshen, alterThe Olde Wooden Cupboard, 1368 Ohio 131, Miami Township. David Lay, Loveland, alter, 1320 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-Cincinnati Bell pedestal, 6337 Dustywind, Miami Township. Ginter Electrical Construction, Cincinnati, alter-Cincinnati Bell pedestals, 1442 Gibson, Goshen Township; 1565 Ohio 28; 941 Palermo Road, Miami Township; 6117 Weber Road. Eckert Fire Protection Systems, Cincinnati, fire suppression, #406 Techne Center, Miami Township. Zoological Society of Cincinnati, tent, 6212 Price Road, Miami

Township. Bambeck & Vest Assoc., Cincinnati, alter-Home Instead, 400 Techne Center, Miami Township, $23,749. Finish Line Performance, Milford, alter, 883 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Nixco Plumbing Co., Mason, miscellaneous work-Jeff Wyler Corp., 401 Milford Parkway, Milford City. Detect All Security, Cincinnati, fire alarm, 400 Techne Center, Miami Township. Wendel Assocs., Cincinnati, alter-Arby’s, 906 Ohio 28, Miami Township, $130,000. Servall Electrical Co., Cincinnati, alter, 1090 Ohio 28, Miami Township. United Maier Signs, Cincinnati, sign, 1090 Ohio 28, Miami Township. Victory Signs & Lighting Inc., Milford, sign, 906 Ohio 28, Miami Township. ER Plumbing Co., Batavia, miscellaneous work-SEM Haven, 225 Cleveland Ave., Milford.

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Here come the holidays. Are you saying, “What’s so happy about Thanksgiving,” or “Nothing merry about my Christmas?” For many people, this time of year only heightens their sense of grief or loneliness for a departed loved one. Perhaps you are deeply troubled by job loss, or the anguish of having a relative or friend in harm’s way because they are serving in the military. There are any number of reasons why it might be difficult for you to celebrate the holidays this year.

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season, Pastor Chris White would like to invite you to attend the “Blue Christmas” service at Christ Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2. Join with others who are ‘feeling blue’ at the prospect of facing the holidays. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford; 831-9100;

Loveland Presbyterian Church

New Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15-10 a.m.; fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bible Study began at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, with “The Four Gospels,” a book by Chester Wilkins and led by LPC Elder George Kopittke. On the same Sunday, Pastor Stephen Melton started his class on the meaning of the Presbyterian symbol. Sunday School is available for all ages. The youth group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525.

Milford First United Methodist Church

The special worship series for October and November is “Living the Lord’s Prayer.” Service times are 9:25 a.m. and 11 a.m. Join the church as it explores Jesus’ dynamic vision for Christian lives. For more information contact Seneca Taylor, The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.