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MILFORD-MIAMI ADVERTISER

Your Community Press newspaper serving Miami Township and Milford

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

Neighbors thank neighbors Just as your family has its holiday traditions, the MilfordMiami Advertiser has a tradition. Every year 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 want you to meet them.

BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS The Milford-Miami Advertiser was overwhelmed by the response to our request for nominations for “Neighbors Who Care.” Overwhelmed, but not surprised, as it validates the kind of community in which we live. We profiled as many as we could, but if we missed anyone, we will give them their deserved recognition at a later date. And if this feature has caused you to reflect on a caring neighbor in your life, let us know about them. Send an e-mail to clermont@communitypress.com. You can read about all of our Neighbors Who Care at Cincinnati.com.

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Milford couple Chuck and Sandy Dumrese were nominated by Eileen Jackson as "Neighbors Who Care." The couple, with their dog Lizzie, often help neighbors and have lived in their home for 38 years. ROB DOWDY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Having good neighbors can make all the difference in a neighborhood. Milford resident Eileen Jackson said she has the “perfect neighbors” in Chuck and Sandy Dumrese. Jackson said her neighbors are always nearby with a kind word and watch out for others. She said the couple watches her home when her family is away and even feeds their cats.

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“I love them. They’re just awesome,” Jackson said. Chuck and Sandy Dumrese, both retired teachers from the Milford Exempted Village School District, have lived in their home for 38 years. Chuck said they have “a wonderful relationship” with their neighbors, and they all look out for each other. Chuck said most people in the neighborhood talk with each other about their neighbors and share in both the good times and bad. “To me, that’s what it all comes down to,” he said.

Sandy said they’ve enjoyed getting to know their neighbors throughout the years and watching the children in the neighborhood grow up. “It’s just a very comfortable place,” Sandy said. Jackson and her family have lived next to the Dumreses for about 10 years and said they’ve been great for the full decade. She said they do everything from sharing from their backyard garden to placing their garbage cans by the house after they’ve been emptied.

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MIAMI TWP. — Jeff Sutherland works in and has a house in Knoxville, Tenn., but frequently returns to a home he still owns on Woodspoint Drive in Miami Township. That’s where he raised his family and it’s still home to him, Sutherland said. According to Jerry Hackmann of Woodspoint Drive, Sutherland continues to be a good neighbor and is always willing to help. That’s why Hackmann nominated him as a “Neighbor Who Cares.” “He comes up here every two weeks for a three-day weekend and finds time to cut my grass, or pick up the leaves,” Hackmann said. Hackmann said he’s 83 and not able to get out much. His wife,

Tessie, is 79. He said Sutherland’s son, P.J., lives in and takes care of Sutherland’s house when he is gone. “P.J. takes up the slack and cuts the grass when he isn’t here,” Hackmann said. He said Sutherland helps other people in the neighborhood when needed. “When the snow comes down, Jeff is here with his snow blower and does the driveway,” Hackmann said. “He must do the whole neighborhood before he is done.” “When he has a cookout he leaves his guests and brings us a plate over,” Hackmann said. “He also finds time to come over and visit with us for a few hours and chats and watches sports with us. He’s a very nice guy.” Sutherland said he helps his neighbors because “it’s the right thing to do.” “You should treat people like you want to be treated,” he said.

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School officials review safety plans By John Seney and Roxanna Blevins clermont@communitypress.com

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School officials across the county are reviewing their security measures in the aftermath of the shootings Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Milford Superintendent Robert Farrell said a letter signed by him was sent to all parents in the district Dec. 17 addressing the issue of school safety. The letter said the district recently instituted

ALICE training for all staff members and are in the process of training students in grades seven to 12. ALICE stands for “alert, lockdown, inform, counter, evacuate” and focuses on empowering staff and students in a shooting situation, the letter said. Parents were informed the district has participated in “Secure our Schools” grants to fund cameras at the high school and junior high school and fund the services of a security consultant. All the new buildings in the district have “secure access” – a double door security measure with an outside locked door leading to an outer office area with a second locked door to enter the building, the letter said.

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“Please reassure your child that our schools are a safe place,” Farrell said in the letter. “The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.” Farrell said school and law enforcement officials meet on a regular basis “to tweak our safety plans.” He said the district has a full-time school resource officer (SRO) from the Miami Township Police Department assigned to the senior and junior high school campus. Another Miami Township officer spends time at all the elementary schools in the township. The Milford Police Department also assigns officers to Pattison Elementary School as needed, he said. At Clermont Northeastern schools, safety was a topic of discussion at the Dec. 18 school board meeting. Superintendent Ralph Shell said officials conducted a security audit of all CNE buildings in the days following the Newtown killings. He also asked the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office to do a more in-depth study of security at the schools.

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Shell said he will look into obtaining money from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to upgrade security at the schools. The CNE school board passed a resolution to send a letter to state legislators urging them to fund a SRO program for schools. “They (the state) have dropped the ball on that,” said school board president Mike Freeman. “You can’t put a price on a child’s life.” Freeman said CNE never has had resource officers. He said grants have been available for the officers, but not full funding. New Richmond Superintendent Adam Bird said the district has safety plans in place. “We’re not going to make any changes in that until we hear from law enforcement experts what happened,” he said. “We’re being vigilant every day.” Bird said building principals are seeking input from parents about any concerns they have on school safety. “Administrators will decide if any changes need to be made,” he said. Bethel-Tate Superintendent Melissa Kircher posted a message on the district website early Monday morning. A message also was sent to parents and staff via email. “It is important for our district and all of our schools to continue to provide a safe learning environment for all students

and staff,” Kircher said in the message. “I want to assure you that our staff will be diligent.” Kircher said the district has a current crisis plan in place, which is updated annually. “We file our plans with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, and then they are sent to the attorney general,” Kircher said Dec. 19. Two drills were performed this week with representatives from the sheriff’s office present to offer feedback. Many West Clermont school administrators posted messages on their websites. “Like most school districts in America, we take significant steps to keep our school buildings safe and secure,” said John Spieser, Glen Este Middle School principal, in one message. With winter parties taking place at many schools, Amelia Elementary School Principal Stephanie Walker, in a website message, said in an effort to heighten security, she will manage parents entering the building for parties. West Clermont Superintendent Dr. Gary Brooks said Dec. 19 district staff are looking at entrance and exit procedures for all buildings. Newer buildings have buzzer systems, which help with security, he said. Older buildings have been retrofitted to be more

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said. He said district staff work with multiple entities, including township, village and county law enforcement officials to carry out school safety procedures. Administrative staff also are considering implementing ALICE training in the district. Batavia Superintendent Jill Grubb said Dec. 19 in light of the Newtown shooting, district staff are revisiting safety plans and procedures. She said she anticipates sheriff’s office staff members are doing the same. Grubb said Batavia schools routinely practice safety drills as required by the state. “We are going to work to stay in communication with local law enforcement,” Grubb said. A message from Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg is posted on the Batavia Local School District website. In the message, Rodenberg encourages area residents to call an anonymous tip phone line if they are concerned about an individual’s behavior. “Please use this tool if you have any concerns about what you see or hear, and if you do so, leave as many details as possible so that the matter can be properly investigated,” Rodenberg said in the message. To report concerns, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line can be reached 24 hours a day every day at 625-2806.

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DECEMBER 26, 2012 • CJN-MMA • A3

Custodians laid off in cost-cutting move

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MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. —

The Milford school board Dec. 20 voted to lay off eight custodians and cut back school cleaning schedules as the first step toward cutting $750,000 from the budget because of the failure of a 4.5-mill levy in November. Superintendent Robert Farrell said the district would save $180,000 this year because of the move. Operations Director Jeff Johnson said there would be 30 custodians left to clean the district’s build-

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ings after the eight layoffs, which are effective Jan. 14. As a result of the cutbacks, schools buildings would be cleaned every other day rather than daily, Farrell said. “These are really great individuals. It’s a tough call,” Farrell said of the custodians. He said there is a possibility the custodians could be called back in the future if more money becomes available. After the defeat of the

levy, Farrell told board members $750,000 would have to be cut from this year’s budget. Although the layoff of the custodians was the only action Farrell asked the board members to approve, he also provided them with a list of other possible cuts. They included: » Delaying an HVAC project at computer labs in elementary schools for a savings of $16,000. » Delaying construction of a storage barn at the high school for a savings of $80,000. » Delaying the replacement of the district’s oldest computers for a savings of $87,000. » Postponing until next year revisions in world language and language arts

curriculum for a savings of $166,000. » Not filling open positions for a savings of $176,000. » Reducing building budgets for paper and supplies for a savings of $45,000. Farrell said he was seeking direction from board members before recommending any of the additional cuts. Some board members expressed concerns about cutting the curriculum budget. “I’m very uncomfortable with the curriculum cuts,” board member Debbie Marques said. “What is most important to me is the kids’ education.” Board member David Yockey said he was concerned with delaying the

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A Clermont Countybased engineering firm is expected to relocate its headquarters to downtown Cincinnati early next year. The city of Cincinnati has offered Jedson Engineering, DuPont Circle in Miami Township, an incentives package that includes a tax credit for creating up to 300 jobs and a $300,000 facilities-improvement grant to move its headquarters from Milford to One Centennial Plaza on Central Avenue and West Seventh Street. The tax incentive calls

for Jedson to create the new jobs over the next five years, said Meg Olberding, spokeswoman for City Manager Milton Dohoney. “Every job the city’s economic development team brings to Cincinnati contributes to the city’s budget and helps in delivering the services to the neighborhoods,” Dohoney said. “And investment in the city helps us grow as the region’s business center.” Jeff Noahr, Jedson’s director of operations, declined to comment. He also did not disclose how many employees are based in the Milford office, so it’s uncer-

tain how many employees will be relocating to Downtown. Andy Kuchta, Clermont County’s director of community and economic development, said the county has a lot of positive things going on right now. “We are focused on working with companies that are focused on growing here.” Kuchta said he has tried to meet with Jedson officials but did not receive a call back. “It is clear they want to grow somewhere else.” He believes the company will be taking 100 jobs out of Milford and Cler-

mont County The incentives package is pending Cincinnati City Council approval in January. Jedson is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction-management company with more than 28 years of experience, according to the company’s website. The company also has offices in Saudi Arabia, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. City economic development director Odis Jones has made it a top priority to fill empty office space in Downtown since he started the job last spring.

board members are considering placing a levy on the May 7 ballot. A board work session to discuss a possible levy has been scheduled following the board’s organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. A special meeting to discuss the levy and budget reductions has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Both meetings are at the board of education offices, 777 Garfield Ave. Farrell said to get a levy on the May 7 ballot, the board would have to pass two resolutions by the end of January.

curriculum updates. “When we postpone things, we end up doubling up down the road,” Yockey said. Curriculum Director Jill Chin said the delays would involve mostly the purchase of books and materials. Officials would continue to work on updating the curriculum, she said. “I think we’ll be OK,” Chinn said. Farrell suggested school PTOs and PTAs could help with the purchase of some curriculum materials. As they look for ways to cut this year’s budget, the

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Miami Twp. firefighters get grant to buy iPads MIAMI TWP. — The Miami Township Fire & EMS received a $2,330 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. FM Global representatives Dec. 18 presented the award to the Miami Township trustees and Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. The award will be used to buy iPad tablets to assist with pre-fire planning to collect information, track data and create diagrams related to local community buildings, resulting in more effective response during emergencies. In addition, the tablets will be used to streamline the process of conducting fire safety inspections and completing fire origin/cause investigations in the township. “The department continues to look for alternate sources of funds to accomplish projects that improve public safety,” said Fire Chief Jim Whitworth. “I am pleased that Assistant Chief Harold Thiele was able to identify such an opportunity, and that the FM Global Foundation found our proposed project worthy of consideration.” Because fire continues to

be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the world. “At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program. “Far too often, budget constraints prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be. With additional financial support, grant recipients are actively helping to improve property risk in the communities they serve.” Through its Fire Prevention Grant Program, FM Global awards grants quarterly to fire departments – as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations worldwide – that best demonstrate a need for funding, where dollars can have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire or mitigating the damage it can quickly cause. For more information, see www.fmglobal.com/grants.

BRIEFLY Budget hearing The Milford school board will hold a hearing on the 2013-2014 budget at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the treasurer’s office of the board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. MILFORD

Contest finalist MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Jennifer Merrill, a Milford High School senior, was selected as a finalist in the Drexel University High School Photography Contest. Her photograph “Endless Staircase” was one of 140 photographs selected from more than 1,825 entries. Merrill is now in the running for a scholarship.

Cars for sale GOSHEN TWP. — The trustees Dec. 11 declared two cars seized in drug operations as surplus items and authorized their sale through an Internet auction site. The two cars are a 2002 Lexus SC430 and a 2001 Audi Quattro. They will be offered for sale on the website www.govdeals.com. Police Chief Ray Snyder said both cars were seized in drug arrests in which the suspects were convicted and the courts ordered the cars be forfeited. He said the cars were not suitable for use by the township. The Lexus was estimated to be worth $17,000 and the Audi $12,000, Snyder said.

Organizing for 2013 MIAMI TWP. — The trustees

Dec. 18 held their organizational meeting for 2013. Trustee Karl Schultz was elected as board chair. Trustee Ken Tracy was elected vice chairman.

The regular monthly business meetings of the trustees will be at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, except in January and February, when the the meetings will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Trustee work sessions will be at 8:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month. All meetings will be at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive.

Board to meet

MILFORD — The Milford school board will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the conference room of the board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. The school board also will hold a work session immediately after the organizational meeting to discuss the placement of a levy on the ballot.

Special meeting

MILFORD — The Milford school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in the conference room of the board offices, 777 Garfield Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a future levy and potential budget reductions.

Organizational meeting

STONELICK TWP. — The Clermont Northeastern school board will hold an organizational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the CNE Middle School cafeteria, 2792 U.S. 50.

Labor agreement

MIAMI TWP. — The trustees Dec. 18 approved a collective bargaining agreement with the service department workers, who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Administrator Larry Fronk

said the agreement gives a 1.5 percent raise for service department workers in 2013. He said the raises would not have an impact on the service department budget.

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GOSHEN TWP. — The Goshen Township Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) Saturday, Jan. 12, will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 1705 Ohio 28. The dinner is being held to raise money to equip a K-9 police car recently won by the Goshen Townshp Police Department. Ken Huffaker, president of the CPAAA, said members have raised about $6,000. He hopes the dinner will provide the remaining $2,000 needed to outfit the car. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Advance tickets will be sold for $9 for adults and $4 for children. To purchase tickets, contact Ken Huffaker at 513-344-0859, or at beachbumhuffaker5@gmail.com.

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CNE grad is newest board member By John Seney

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New Clermont Northeastern school board member Alex Cunningham is sworn in at the Dec. 18 board meeting. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

STONELICK TWP. — A 2001 Clermont Northeastern High School graduate and lifelong resident of the school district was chosen to fill a vacancy on the school board. Alex Cunningham of Batavia Township Dec. 18 was sworn in to replace Emily McCarthy, who resigned Nov. 5. The new board member works for the Clermont County

Engineer’s Office as a project manager. He said he applied for the board position because “I always had community service in mind.” Cunningham said he has lived in the district his entire life. “I live in the house I grew up in,” he said. School board president Mike Freeman said Cunningham “went through the interview very well.”

“The four of us (board members) agreed he was the best candidate,” he said. Freeman said the board interviewed six candidates for the opening. In addition to Cunningham, the candidates were Karen Crawford, Mike Mantel, Shandra Doughman, Michael Flaig and Sherrie McClendon. “We had six very good candidates,” Freeman said. “The board felt he (Cunningham) was the right fit at the right time.” Board member Robert Hav-

rilla said Cunningham “has a strong commitment to the district and the future of the district.” “He brought expertise in his job that will help us with facilities planning,” Havrilla said. Cunningham will serve until December 2013. The board position will be on the ballot in the November 2013 general election, with the winner of the election to serve from January 2014 until December 2015.

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Milford students chosen for the OMEA Junior High Honor Band are kneeling from left: Bethany Fernandes, Olivia Fend, Chloe Elleman, Sarah Wingo, Claudia Hoerr and Alex Schmidt. Back row: Gabriel Sander, Eric Hughett, Chris Iram, Jake Jaeger Brennan Dodds, Mac Ottlinger, Brady Landon, Sarah Burton and Elise Strickland. PROVIDED

Milford students selected for honor bands MILFORD — A total of 35 Milford Junior High and High School musicians were selected for the Ohio Music Education Association District 14 Honor Bands. Twenty Milford High School students were selected through audition to participate in the High School Honor Band. All15 of the eighth-grade band members from Milford Junior

High School who auditioned also were selected to perform with the Honor Band. District 14 encompasses all private and public schools in Hamilton and Clermont counties. “We have never had all 15 of our Milford kids make the honor band, although we have come close a couple of times,” said Paul Schrameck, junior high band director. “The audition music was

Seth Eastham of McCormick Elementary was all smiles when selected to try a bike stunt with Matt Wilhelm’s help. Wilhelm has earned two national awards and many others in BMX competitions and visited McCormick recently. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

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ridiculously difficult, and these students worked extremely hard to prepare for their auditions. I am so proud of them.” Brian Brown, Milford High School band director, said the Milford schools had the most students selected of any school participating. Both honor bands will perform concerts 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Anderson High School.

Ruth Bruning demonstrates how to solve complicated problems in algebra using colored chips and tiles. Sixth-graders in Jason Jacob’s class at McCormick use a variety of strategies to develop a mastery of higher level math concepts. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

TEACHER HONORED Milford students chosen for the OMEA High School Honor Band are, seated from left: Moriah Slaughter, Jenny Brewer, Erin Gottsacker, Bridget Kohlman, Kaitlin Darpel, Hunter Hoffman and Natalie Brady. Standing: Amelia Pittman, Clare Cartheuser, Aaron Carpenter, Tyler Brown, Elijah Romick, Andrew Giltmier, Billie Richardson, Kate Gardin, Joseph Luke, Jonathan Feds, Nick Marques, Steven Hart and Haley Mack. PROVIDED

UC Clermont begins again Jan. 7 Spring semester begins on Monday, Jan. 7, at UC Clermont College. Spring semester runs through April 27. UC Clermont College will hold information sessions and tours every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. These weekly sessions offer prospective students and their families opportunities to check out UC Clermont College in person. No reservation is required to attend.

Learn more about UC Clermont College and the connection to University of Cincinnati, the degrees and programs that are offered at this location and UC East, how to navigate the admission process and financial aid, student life opportunities, campus activities and more. The sessions are generally small, so attendees will have personal attention. Information sessions begin in

the Student Services Building, Room 100. The campus directions and map can be found on http://bit.ly/TXPPtU. Tuition rates for UC Clermont can be found at http://bit.ly/TX30KF. UC Clermont College offers one of the best tuition rates in the area - $218 a credit hour for in-state tuition. For more information, call 732-5319 or visit www.ucclermont.edu.

Spaulding Elementary School teacher Crystal Dozier, front left, is presented a plaque Dec. 10 by Goshen school board president Sue Steele. Dozier was recognized at the school board meeting for winning a Milkin Educator Award from the Milkin Family Foundation. In back from left are school board members John Gray, Tom Bixler, George Rise and T.J. Corcoran. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Milford grad Baker perfects balancing act at Belmont By Tom Skeen

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Belmont University senior Brandon Baker had his hands full this fall as a student, an athlete for a Division I basketball program and a student-teacher. THANKS TO BELMONT UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS The following are submissions on student-athletes in the Milford-Miami Advertiser and Community Journal North Clermont coverage area who have recently participated in college athletics.

Dan Matulis

Milford 2010 graduate Dan Matulis is a junior at Long Beach State University where he is playing Division I water polo. He received second team AllMountain Pacific Sports Federation honors and led the men’s team in scoring with 69 goals for the 2012 season. As the starting center for the 49ers, Matulis helped the team to a 24-8 record this fall, which was the second-best finish in pro-

gram’s 44-year history. The 49ers finished No. 5 in the country at the end of the 2012 season behind USC, UCLA, California and Stanford. The former Eagles now ranks fifth in single-season goals and 19th in career goals (122), as a junior, in Long Beach State men’s water polo program history. He trained with the U.S. Men’s National Water Polo team in 2012 and is to continue training with them this summer.

Carrie Martin

Carrie Martin completed her junior year season for the Binghamton University Bearcats. The McNicholas grad led all America East Conference goalkeepers in save percentage and

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

Boys basketball

» Goshen was outscored 40-21 in the second half in its 57-35 loss to Amelia Dec. 15. Senior Ryan Ashcraft led the Warriors with 20 points.

Girls basketball

» Milford outscored Loveland 27-6 in the second half of its 53-23 victory Dec. 15. Sophomore Taylor Roof led the Eagles with 16 points. » Goshen lost 52-38 to Amelia Dec. 15 despite Courtney Turner scoring 14 points. » McNicholas defeated Pur-

NASHVILLE — Belmont University senior Brandon Baker is the epitome of a student-athlete. During the 2012 fall semester, Baker was a student, an athlete for a Division I basketball program and a student-teacher at both a high school and a middle school. From taking 11-hour “naps” to getting his conditioning work in with the high school team where he was teaching, it was a hectic fall for the Milford High School graduate. “It was difficult,” Baker said. “I was trying to find the middle ground of being a student, teacher and a player.” Some days Baker would read while working out when he couldn’t make it to practice and take a mental break from academics by working on his jump shot in the gym. After his “workout” he would finish lesson plans and as he said “try to get to sleep at a decent hour.” His dream of playing Division I basketball started as a little kid, but his realization of becoming a

teacher began at Milford. He credits the high school with having a wonderful English department, but it was English teacher Allison Willson that made the biggest impact on Baker. “I don’t know what came first, the chicken or the egg,” Baker said. “I don’t know if I liked English first or if the teachers were great and then I started to like English. The English department at Milford, Mrs. Willson especially, kind of got me into English mode and it didn’t take long once I got (to Belmont) to know what I wanted to pursue.” Baker’s desire to be a teacher is something that Willson didn’t see coming, but she knows it’s something he will enjoy. “It’s really special to know that they want to pursue something I know will bring them as much happiness it brought me,” Willson said. “Regardless of it’s English or not, it’s really cool because it is such a cool job. It makes you really happy for them too.” Now the student-teaching has come to an end, Baker is getting his mind back to basketball. While he is happy he was able to

cell Marian, 58-7, Dec. 15. Katie Robinson, Danielle Piening and Payton Ramey each scored nine points.

Girls diving

» McNicholas junior Abby Mitchell finished 11th (318.05) at the Comet Classic Diving Meet at Sycamore Dec. 15. Teammate Maddie Mitchell took 13th (310.30).

Wrestling

» Milford finished with 23 points at the SWOWCA Glen Sample Classic Dec. 16. » At the SWOWCA Glen Sample Classic Dec. 16, Goshen finished with 8.5 points.

Dan Matulis (dark cap) is a junior at Long Beach State University. The Milford graduate helped lead the 49ers’ water polo team to a 24-8 record and a No. 5 ranking to end the 2012 season. goals-against-average during the 2012 regular season.

She has started all 52 games at goalkeeper in her three seasons

successfully juggle everything going on in the fall, he openly admits it affected his game on the court. “… It was definitely taking its toll, especially in my jump shot and I was feeling fatigued easier,” Baker said. “It’s good to get back in shape and get my stroke feeling right.” Through 10 games, Baker is averaging over 13 minutes, five assists, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 points per game. While he would like to improve those numbers, he has a much bigger goal on his mind. “The last two years we have been to the NCAA tournament and I want to make it three in a row,” he said. “The best way I can do that is to do the little things I am doing.” Licensed to teach seventh through 12th grades, Baker doesn’t know where he will be after graduation. “I want to teach in either Nashville or Cincinnati and everywhere else is a distant third,” Baker said. “I’m just trying to make as many connections as I can and weight my options from there.” with the Bearcats and holds the school’s career D-1 records for save percentage and goalsagainst-average, while currently standing second on the career shutout list. Her 2012 season, 0.72 goalsagainst-average is the best single season tally by a Bearcat keeper in the program’s D-I history. Martin is a dual psychology and human development major and a member of the America East academic honor roll. She is a charter member of Binghamton’s Leaders from the Locker Room, a mentoring program that pairs college athletes with local, at-risk children. Carrie is the daughter of Tracey and Dave Martin. Submitted by Dave Martin

Eagles take down Trojans The Milford Eagles are happy the world didn’t end as they moved to 5-2 (4-1 Eastern Cincinnati Conference) on the season following a 61-45 victory over Glen Este Dec. 21. They travel to Mason Dec. 27 before taking part in the Eaton Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29 Milford’s Josiah Greve puts up a shot with a hand in his face on his way to an eight-point evening . BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE

Garrett Mayleben of Milford easily comes down with the offensive rebound in the Eagles’ victory. The senior was held scoreless but is averaging more than nine points and five rebounds this season. BRANDON

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Godless society

Not allowing prayer in school and murdering the most innocent of all ... what have we taught our children? We are bringing them up in a Godless society where life is not respected. Want to change things? Put God back in public schools and change the laws so that all life is protected from conception to natural death. How many times did horrific events occur in our country when the most innocent of all were protected, prayer was allowed in public schools, and religious freedom was guaranteed. There is no doubt in my mind that the violence in today’s society is a product of the lack of these freedoms upon which our country was founded. God bless America. JoAnne Lacey Milford

Appreciate the sane reaction to school safety Milford Exempted Village School District parents recently received an email from the school administration regarding safety measures that are taken by the district to keep our kids safe, in light of the events at Sandy Hook. I want to thank Dr. Farrell for the measures that are being taken and for, so far, approaching this issue with sanity. I also want to encourage the administration to Casey Fox COMMUNITY PRESS think about the repercussions of GUEST COLUMNIST any future changes to security at our schools. The murderer at Sandy Hook Elementary shot his way into a locked building and rendered the schools’ well-intentioned security measures useless. The only armed person in the building was the shooter and it took police 20 minutes to arrive after the first 911 calls were made. The lessons of this episode should inform our response to it. First, locked doors with large panes of glass are not secure doors. Second, installing video cameras everywhere in a school only serves to capture the carnage for TV stations to air in an attempt to enhance their ratings - they do nothing to secure our children. Third, elaborate parent check-in procedures do little to keep our kids secure - those with malice are not stopped by the fact that a school secretary is demanding they put a name sticker on before entering the hallways. In the face of a madman with a gun, all of our efforts at “security theatre” are exposed for what they are - an attempt to make us feel safe, rather than actually making us safe. As horrific as this episode is, we must respond rationally by 1) putting in place common sense training for students and teachers, 2) allowing a willing janitor/principal/counselor to conceal carry, 3) removing stickers from our school entrances announcing that the space is free of any ability to defend our children. We must do this while keeping in mind the heritage of freedom and personal responsibility our American culture has been built upon. Despite the 24-hour news cycle, these events remain rare. Turning our schools into video-surveilled cages will do little to prevent these massacres, but will succeed in making our children and us less free.

Casey Fox is a resident of Miami Township.

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In the aftermath of the unfathomable tragedy in Connecticut , I felt it was appropriate and important for me as sheriff to offer some thoughts. What happened was a wake-up call that rang loud and clear throughout our country and county that what happened in the placid community of Newtown can happen anywhere. The fact that the target of the attack was an elementary school with very young children makes the reality even more stark. Years ago in the aftermath of Columbine and other school shootings, the Clermont County law enforcement community came together as one to address this perplexing issue. We trained as a “team” to hone tactics that were recommended for responding to school shootings. Also, through monthly meetings of the Clermont County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association, we discuss critical issues and problems facing our community. We will continue to do so and after the horrific event of last week will re-focus upon school safety as a top priority. I will personally do whatever I can to facilitate this process and in collaboration with other county law enforcement executives and our dedicated troops we will leave no stone unturned. We need your help. In a number of past tragedies involving school shootings, there was a preview of what was coming. Stray comments, text and e-mail messages, journal entries, Facebook posts and other communications contained indica-

tors of the approaching storm. It, therefore, behooves everyone of us to keep our eyes and ears open to the written and spoken words of those around us. If anything is heard or seen that raises a red flag - take action A.J. “Tim” immediately. Report your Rodenberg COMMUNITY PRESS concerns to a trusted loved one, school official GUEST COLUMNIST or law enforcement. Better safe than sorry is clearly applicable here. In Clermont County, the sheriff’s office has a 24/7 anonymous tip phone line 513625-2806. Individuals can call at anytime of the day or night and leave a message. Please use this tool if you have any concerns about what you see or hear, and if you do so leave as many details as possible so that the matter can be properly investigated. To parents, stay connected with your children, and particularly be vigilant regarding their behavior as they become teenagers. That chapter of life can be overwhelming for our youngsters and in most school shooting incidents the perpetrators have been teenagers or young adults struggling with mental health or emotional challenges. Some of the plans and logistics of school tragedies have been conceived at home, in the bedrooms and on the computers of the young perpetrators. Sadly, more than once, evidence of

this has been discovered only after the carnage has occurred. For our teachers, you have a difficult and often thankless task today. Many students spend more time in contact with you in their lives than they do with parents and families. That puts you in a position to observe and perceive behavior than is troubling and potentially destructive. Remain alert for this and if a potential problem is seen, heard or suspected, report it promptly to school or law enforcement officials. Finally to our young citizens - you are facing challenges and stressors in your development and passage into adulthood that can be very unsettling. Yet, there are many around you, including those in the law enforcement community, who stand ready, willing and able to help you navigate the storm. If you feel you are alone, adrift or sinking, talk to someone. If you have a friend who you see in distress or floundering do something to help them, if not on your own, through somebody else. The late Martin Luther King once said, “We must all live as brothers or will perish as fools.” This tragedy truly brings home the fact that we must strive to be our brother’s keepers and of all our responsibilities and priorities in life this is of tantamount importance.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg’s office is at 4470 Ohio 222 in Batavia. The 24/7 anonymous tip phone line is 513-625-2806.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Now that Michigan has approved legislation to ban mandatory collection of union dues as a condition of employment, becoming the 24th state in the nation to pass a right-to-work law, do you think Ohio lawmakers should attempt to pass similar legislation? Why or why not?

“Yes. There was a time in this country when people had to work in sweat-shop conditions and accept whatever compensation and terms their employers offered them. Those days are long gone. “For one thing, there have been a myriad of regulations imposed on employers with respect to how they treat their employees. The need for the kind of protection by unions that existed in the late 19th and early 20th century has diminished greatly. Unions still serve a purpose, but not the same as they originally did. “Another consideration is the corruption that has flourished in some cases, and mob ties to unions. Restriction of individual freedom has always been of immense importance to me, and that kind of coercion is definitely in play when people are told they must join a union and pay dues in order to work. “Yes, there is a negative element in the right-to-work environment which enables non-union workers to benefit from the privileges won by union representation. But forcing people to join unions is not the answer. As in everything else, there needs to be a sense of balance.” Bill B. “Ohio needs to pass right-to-work legislation for three reasons. First, it is the right thing to do. No one should be forced to pay union dues or fees in order to get or keep a job. “Second, it will give a much-needed boost to Ohio's economy. Our labor laws will be more friendly to business, which will motivate employers to keep jobs in Ohio or to bring new ones here. “Third, it is a lot easier to do this by passing a law than to have to put a referendum on the ballot. The legislature needs to do this soon so that we don't lose ground to Indiana, Michigan, and many other right-to-work states.” T.H. “Yes. Ohio's current legislature couldn't care less about the citizens, trying to force-feed abortion, isolating and offending simply every minority, and making sure that guns are allowed in bars. “The only way to reign in public union

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NEXT QUESTION Following the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., should Congress enact tougher gun-control laws, such as reinstating the nation’s assault-weapons ban, closing the so-called gun-show loophole permitting the sale of guns without a background check, or prohibiting the manufacture of high-capacity magazines? Why or why not? Every week, The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

leaders, who throw their members under the bus at every turn, is to take the state back through tough legislation similar to the state of Michigan.” K.P. “Absolutely! Ohio cannot compete with neighboring states on this unless they pass equal legislation. “Unions will survive, but it should not be mandatory, and certainly not mandatory to pay dues to work. If working conditions become bad, unions will arise, but to say that an individual cannot work unless they join the union is absolutely wrong. “South Carolina recently secured Boeing in Charleston, and believe me, every one of those employees are happy to have their high paying jobs. What's sad is that the unions took it to court to stop those people from working. It seems to me that their object is not to make jobs, but to give power to political bosses and union officials. “Most recently Hostess was forced to close its doors because the union insisted on things that were impossible for a company in trouble to provide. Now, thousands are unemployed. Where is the sense it that?”

J.K. “Yes, workers should be free from compulsory union membership in order to get a job. While the unions have made great strides in improving working conditions, hours and fringe benefits, it should still be an individual choice. “Some employers do deduct 'negotiation fees' from paychecks on behalf of the union to cover union costs at the bargaining table. But that fee should be fair, not the full union dues which I saw at my last job.” R.V. “I think Ohio lawmakers know better than to stick their heads back into that particular bucket. At the very least they will wait to see how many Republicans are left standing after the next Michigan election. “What they did was a complete abandonment of the public trust, not just on the union-busting bill, but on about a dozen unpopular laws passed during the Lame Duck session. If it hadn't been for the Connecticut school shooting they would have made it legal to carry weapons in schools. “I know some of your readers think that is a good idea, but the simple fact is that gun carnage is due to the abundance of guns and affects hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens, far beyond schools or other places where guns are supposed to be prohibited.” N.F. “I do not believe people should be forced to pay union dues as a condition on employment. It they want to join a union that’s their business. “However, forced payment of dues should not be a factor. Good employees are sometimes passed up due to the dues factor.” E.S.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

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Miami Twp. woman’s neighbor ‘like an angel’ By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

MIAMI TWP. — “God put me next door to him for a reason,” Melissa Kichler said of Lewis Lasley, her next-door neighbor on Beechwood Lane. Kichler nominated Lasley as a Neighbor Who Cares. “Lew is my neighbor and he is one of the great blessings that God has given me since my husband passed away in 2003,” Kichler wrote in nominating Lasley. “I couldn’t ask for a better neighbor. Lew is 100-percent honest, health conscious, financially aware, dependable, Godly, friendly, helpful, reliable, cleanly, trustworthy, responsible and more. The man is like an angel.” “He hasn’t just served me as a neighbor and friend, but he

Lewis Lasley of Miami Township attends an event in 2011 at the Victor Stier American Legion Post 450 in Milford. COMMUNITY PRESS FILE PHOTO

serves regularly in his church. He is an active recognized veteran of service of the United States Army, having served in World War II and the Korean

War,” Kichler said. “What has Lew done for me and my family here in Milford? He gets my mail, he brings me coffee or water when I am working outside, makes sure I stretch before I work, provides attention to my lonely pets when I am away, sets my trash out and puts my can away, treats my family to dinner, drives us to First Baptist Church of Milford, keeps an eye on the neighborhood and bestows much wisdom freely and more,” she said. “This community needs more men like Lew Lasley,” Kichler said. “When people need help, I help them,” Lasley said. “I do what I can for them. I’m retired and I have time.” Lasley said he is grateful to Kichler because “she got me to go to church.”

Neighbors helped woman out after knee surgery By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

MIAMI TWP. — When Wanda Murray had knee surgery several years ago, four of her neighbors on Ashford Drive made life a lot easier for her. Murray said Paul and Darleen Allen and Mac and Judy McQuinn are truly neighbors who care. She said after having her right knee replaced in 2008, she was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of meals prepared for me by Judy, and how Paul kept my grass cut and watered my lawn and shrubs.” “These four neighbors ran errands for me like going to the drug store and grocery store for me,” Murray said. “I couldn’t believe it. Who does this? I’ve lived in several areas and never had neighbors so kind and giving.” Murray said over the past five years, the four neighbors have continued to help out by doing errands for her or getting her to doctor appointments. “These neighbors are exceptional people and I for one salute Paul and Darleen and Mac and Judy,” she said. “I consider myself lucky to have moved to Milford and wind up with neighbors that actually care about me. I think I found out humanity does exist and I found it in my neighbors. They have helped me countless times and I had to

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UNION TWP. — Tricia Cantrell says her neighbor, Linda Reser, “has been a life saver to me.” Cantrell nominated Reser as a Neighbor Who Cares. “Linda has been my neighbor for over 20 years,” Cantrell said. “After my husband passed away she checks on me daily and

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‘Neighbors’ offer help through family’s struggles By Roxanna Blevins rblevins@communitypress.com

UNION TWP. — Sometimes the most neighborly people are not necessarily those who live next door. For Union Township resident Keith Holden, the phrase “neighbors who care” brings to mind four women who each live in different parts of Greater Cincinnati. Lisa Otten of Union Township, Dawne Parrish of Milford, Carol Tallarigo of Mason and Christa Redden of Madeira exemplify “neighbors who care,” Holden said. “I cannot thank these ladies enough for the time that they gave to our family,” he said in an email. In 2010, Holden’s wife, Tracy, was diagnosed with a form of bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma. In November 2011, after a year in and out of treatment, Tracy died. While Tracy was ill, Otten, Parrish, Tallarigo and Redden cooked meals for the Holdens, cleaned their house regularly and took their children places. “Doing what they did ... allowed me to dedicate the time outside work to spending time with her,” Holden said. In addition to helping with housework and childcare, the women spent time with Tracy at the hospital and at home. “I just tried to make their life easier in a difficult time,” Otten said.

All four women said Tracy would have done the same for them if the situation were reversed. “Tracy would give you the shirt off her back without thinking twice,” Otten said. Tallarigo, who often took her to and from treatments, said Tracy’s giving nature rubbed off on those around her. Despite a fear of needles, Tallarigo had the courage to give blood because of Tracy. “She just wanted everyone to be involved, to be active, to have a voice and to give back,” she said. Redden was “surprised and humbled” to be nominated as a “neighbor who cares.” “I don’t feel like I did anything special, but just be a good friend,” she said. Parrish said the Holdens are like family to her, and she was happy to reciprocate the friendship and love Tracy shared with her. “I really can’t tell you how much I feel she and her family exemplified what true friendship means,” Parrish said. The women did not stop offering assistance to the family after Tracy’s death. They continued offering support and helped with funeral arrangements. “Those four were, besides my family, the closest friends during that time,” Holden said. “They helped us get through everything.”

Keith Holden of Union Township nominated Lisa Otten of Union Township, Dawne Parrish of Milford, Carol Tallarigo of Mason and Christa Redden of Madeira as Neighbors Who Care. The four women helped Keith's family during his wife's battle with cancer. From left are Parrish, Tallarigo, Tracy Holden, Otten and Redden. PROVIDED

Mac and Judy McQuinn of Ashford Drive in Miami Township were chosen as “Neighbors Who Care.” JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS learn to accept their help and count my blessings. I thank them all four from the bottom of my heart for their kindnesses, taking care of me and for watching over my house and me.” Judy McQuinn said she thinks it’s important for people to help out their neighbors. She and her husband, Mac,

are members of the neighborhood watch group. “We keep an eye open on the street,” she said. Paul Allen said helping neighbors is “the way I live my life.” “When I see people who need assistance, me and my wife provide assistance,” he said.

Union Twp. woman ‘a life saver’ By John Seney

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makes sure that if I need anything she takes care of it.” “She even came up with a way for me to alert her that I needed her ASAP. All I have to do is hit the alarm button on my car and when she hears it sound off she is over at my house in a flash,” Cantrell said. “When I had to have surgery she took me, stayed with me and even took me back to the doctor

for the checkup afterward. If my dog is sick and I am at work she will go over and even check on her as she knows how much my dog means to me. I have been very blessed to have her as a neighbor,” Cantrell said. “She’s a sweetheart,” Reser said of Cantrell. Reser said she helps out her neighbor because “that’s the type of person I am.”

Miami Twp. woman helps out By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

MIAMI TWP. — Barbara Baer and Betty Meyer have been neighbors on Jannie Lane for more than 30 years. When Meyer needed some help because of health issues, Baer was more than happy to help. “I help out when I can,” Baer said. “It’s the way I would like to be treated.” Baer was nominated as a Neighbor Who Cares by Jim and Janet Ferguson, who live nearby on Loveland-Miamiville Road. The Fergusons wrote that Baer “is constantly helping and giving of herself to her friends and neighbors.” They said Meyer “has had several minor falls in the recent past, at home, at the gro-

cery store and, most recently, she was involved in a minor auto accident.” “All of these have Meyer made it more difficult to get around and take care of herself,” the Fergusons said. “Barbara, who lives next door, has been the constant good Samaritan, caring for Betty, bringing meals, taking her to doctor appointments and doing other things to help her recover.” “Barbara is a true friend and the constant definition of a good neighbor,” the Fergusons said. She’s my angel,” Meyer said of Baer. “There couldn’t be a better person or neighbor.”


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 27 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Nature Shop. Celebration of the life and work of artist and naturalist. Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/ Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes 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; www.jazzercise.com. 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; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Christmas story presented with narration, lights, animation and music. Mission market, Nativity sets, Christmas boutique and mission museum. Nativity narration in Spanish, too. Bring canned goods to donate to those in need locally. Free, canned good donations accepted. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997; www.combonimissionaries.org. Anderson Township.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 7241070. 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; www.facebook.com/greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union 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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol” continues through Dec. 30. Remaining show times are 7 p.m. Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 and 2 p.m. Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. Tickets start at $30. For more information, call 421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com. Avery Clark is the Ghost of Christmas Future and Bruce Cromer is Ebenezer Scrooge. PROVIDED. 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997; www.combonimissionaries.org. Anderson Township.

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.

SATURDAY, DEC. 29 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 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; www.jazzercise.com. 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; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997; www.combonimissionaries.org. Anderson Township.

Music - Country Tana Matz, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New

Richmond. 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; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia.

Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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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; angelsrestanimalsanctuary.org. New Richmond. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

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

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SUNDAY, DEC. 30 Art Exhibits Charley Harper Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free for members, included with daily admission for non-members: $8, $3 children, free ages 3 and under. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. 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. Through April 28. 8319876. Milford.

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

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997; www.combonimissionaries.org. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, DEC. 31 Art Exhibits

Holiday - New Year’s Family New Year’s Eve Nature Celebration, 6-9 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Music by Red Cat Jazz Band at 8:30 p.m. Crafts, games, face painting and balloon art 6-9 p.m. Animal program 7 and 8 p.m. Illusionist John Louis 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Ball drop and sparkling grape juice toast 9 p.m. Ages 2 and up. $4, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. 30+ Catholic Singles New Year’s Eve Dance, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Includes shrimp cocktail, hot appetizers, snacks, deserts, two drink tickets and a midnight Champagne toast. Additional beer and wine available for purchase at two fo Doors open 7 p.m.r $5. $30, $25 advance. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 388-4466; www.meetup.com/cincinnati-nky-30catholic-singles/. Anderson Township.

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

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. 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.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s annual PNC Festival of Lights continues through Jan. 1. Hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Zoo admission is $15, $10 for children age 2 to 12. For more information, call 281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Music - Acoustic Acoustic Thursday, 7-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, Free. 843-6040; www.facebook.com/greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

FRIDAY, JAN. 4 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Fashion Shows Fashion Angels Charity Fashion Event, 6-10 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Showcasing local designers and artists. Benefits American Cancer Society, Freestore Foodbank and the Beautiful Minds. $50, $35. Presented by Rob Deaton Photography. 646-249-3830; fashionangels.org. Loveland.

SATURDAY, JAN. 5 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

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

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; www.all-creatures.com. Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

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All-you-can-eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

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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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com.

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

Nature Puzzled, 1-6 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. All things in nature are pieces to an environmental puzzle. Families can work as teams to solve giant

floor puzzles, crossword puzzles and even a few nature mystery puzzles. Learn how you are a piece of the puzzle too. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 7 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Beyond Fitness with Lisa’s Resolution Solution Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beyond Fitness Private Studio, 7226 Baltic Court, Weekly through Feb. 27. Fat-burning workouts, group nutrition coaching, strategies for avoiding holiday weight gain, bonus tips, recipes and more. $295. Registration required. 859-512-0912; www.beyondfitness.me. Newtown.

TUESDAY, JAN. 8

Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Beyond Fitness with Lisa’s Resolution Solution Boot Camp, 6-7 p.m., Beyond Fitness Private Studio, Weekly through Feb. 28. $295. Registration required. 859-512-0912; www.beyondfitness.me. Newtown.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 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; www.milfordfirstumc.org. 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; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 315-1302. Anderson Township.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.


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Share friendship bread with our troops Last week I mentioned a friendship bread recipe on my blog. But I had a request from a reader who doesn’t blog and wanted to “send a huge batch to my grandson and his unit in Afghanistan.” Well, that did it. Some of us Rita have family Heikenfeld in the RITA’S KITCHEN armed forces or know of those who are keeping our nation safe, so I’ve decided if it’s that special to our troops, it deserves space here. It’s a fun project in food chemistry to make with the kids during holiday break. Friendship bread is so-called because the starter is meant to be shared. Since vintage recipes are “hot” right now, you’ll be oh so trendy! These particular friendship “breads” are sweet and taste like a quick bread. If you want them even more cake-like, sprinkle top of batter with mixture of sugar and cinnamon. One reader uses butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla in the second recipe.

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These friendship breads are sweet and cake-like. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. use plastic, stainless steel or glass. Or put in large sealed baggie, in which case you’d squeeze baggie instead of stirring with a spoon as indicated below. You may have to open baggie occasionally to let the gasses, which form from the yeast, escape. You’ll know if you have to do this if the bag puffs up a lot. Regarding yeast, use regular dry yeast, not rapid or fast rise. I will tell you that I have forgotten about the 10-day timing and the bread still turned out nicely anywhere from 9 to 11 days. If you go over the time limit, just give it a stir each day. Freeze the starter? One

of my readers freezes the starter for up to a month if she has extra. Now I haven’t done this myself, but she says it works just fine. Day 1: Stir together 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk plus 1 envelope (0.25 oz. or 21⁄4 teaspoons) dry yeast. Days 2 through 5: Stir with spoon. Day 6: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Days 7 through 9: Stir with spoon. Day 10: Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Stir and put 1 cup mixture into three separate containers. Give two away, use the last cup as your new starter and use what’s

left in the bowl to make bread. Mark date on starters. Between the two cakes given below, it seems like the one with the pudding mix is the most popular. I can’t decide which I like better!

Friendship bread No. 1, without pudding With what’s left in the bowl, beat in the following: ⁄3 cup oil 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon, apple pie or pumpkin pie spice 2

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If you want, you can throw in a handful of raisins, chopped fresh or dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. Pour into two sprayed and sugared loaf pans (before pouring batter in, sprinkle some sugar in the pans on the bottoms and sides, and dump out excess if you like). Or mix in a bit of cinnamon with the

Classes open for Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship A limited number of classes are open for new riders in the Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship programs. CTRH, founded in 1985, serves children and adults with disabilities by providing equine-assisted activities and therapies including Adaptive Recreational Horseback Riding and Hippotherapy at its Milford location at 1342 U.S. 50. CTRH serves participants with a variety of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, developmental delay, ADD, ADHD, stroke, visual and hearing impairments, traumatic injuries and mental health issues. Adaptive Recreational Riding Classes are taught by instructors certified by PATH Int., the national association which sets the standards for riding centers around the country. Riders can be as young as age 4. Each rider is assisted by a volunteer horseleader and up to two sidewalkers. The primary goal of the lesson is to development riding skills while experiencing the joy of horseback riding, something that is not always available to those with special needs. At the same time, there are a variety of therapeutic physical, psychological and emotional benefits. CTRH Adaptive Recreational Riding Classes are

groups of three to five riders. Each lesson is an hour in length. In that time period, the rider participates in grooming the horse, tacking the horse, mounting, exercises on horseback, an activity related to a skill, e.g., a game on horseback, dismounting, untacking, cleaning, and putting the saddle and bridle away. CTRH takes full advantage of the work around the horse as a multi sensory experience. The mounted riding time for each lesson is 30 minutes 40 minutes. Anne Phipps, a CTRH rider said, “CTRH benefits me in so many ways. Riding Bentley makes me move in ways I just can't move otherwise, so my core strengthens and my posture improves. Plus I get the freedom of being out of my wheelchair. I just love it!" Phipps lives in Morrow. CTRH is the only Greater Cincinnati center offering hippotherapy, which is used with children as young as 2-yearsold. Hippotherapy is used by specially trained occupational, physical therapists and speech language pathologists who work one-on-one with the rider/ patient. The therapist modifies the horse’s movement, thus providing the child with varied physical and sensory input to address a variety of impairments and limitations with the goal of achieving functional outcomes. Ground lessons are offered for those participants who are unable to ride because of weight limit or other contraindications. These lessons are

Follow directions above for preparing pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Go to her blog at cincinnati.com/blogs.

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Small businesses to be honored Thirteen years ago, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce followed up on a recommendation from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce that its member recognition program be enhanced and expanded beyond the long-standing Pacesetter Awards. A task force made up of chamber members and chamber staff came back with five award categories, all aligned to recognize the best of the small businesses that made up more than 80 percent of the chamber’s membership. The first of those awards were presented at the chamber’s annual meeting in 2001. The awards have been tweaked over the years, but the goal and the timing have remained constant. The winners of the 2012 Small Business Best Practices Awards are: Customer Focus (under 50 employees) - Slice of Stainless, Inc. This is how Slice of Stainless markets on its website: “Consider us the “Small Quantity Specialists” of the sheet & plate stainless steel market. When you call us or visit our website, there’s a great chance you’ll find what you need ... when you need it ... due to our extensive inven-

tory of “hard-to-find” specialty grade metals and in a variety of thicknesses … Slice of Stainless is a service center for stainless steel distributors and endusers alike … From day one, we have taken pride in serving a variety of customers in diverse industries throughout the world.” Owner Robin Tackett has this to say about her now deceased partner and cofounder, Todd Reed, “No matter how demanding the need, Todd would literally drop everything to satisfy a customer. Because Slice of Stainless continues to take this approach toward customer service, our clients have a level of confidence and trust in us rarely seen in our industry.” It is this attention to great customer service that has kept Slice of Stainless on track and growing in a challenging business environment. Customer Focus (51 to 250 employees) - Sam’s Club - Eastgate. Sam’s Club - Eastgate is an involved community partner and active chamber member, contributing support to many local charities and recently recognized by the Clermont County Business Advisory Council (BAC) as its 2012 Business Associate of the

The Miami Township Explorer's Post 426 was named the 2012 Post of the Year. From left are some of the post members: Front, Zach Wilson, Corey Merman, Chase Olson and Casey Baumgarth. Back row: Nick Brenner, Jordan Marshall, Brian Connor and Adviser Skip Rasfeld. PROVIDED

Year in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Sam’s Club of Eastgate sponsors Mentor Day during October every year where individuals from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities get a chance to shadow Sam’s Club associates to learn more about various jobs within the store. Sam’s Club recently spent more than $4 million to upgrade its parking lot and store interior to better serve its many customers and is especially appreciated by its target commercial restaurant and food service customers. Innovative Business Practices or Products (1 to 50 employees) - Kingdom Productions, Inc. When your iconic life-sized rhinoceros figure has deteriorated and needs to be either rehabbed or discarded, where do you go? That was the problem for the Cincinnati Zoo in early 2012. The answer was Kingdom Productions on Mount CarmelTobasco Road and the result was a rhino and its calf that were more lifelike and durable than the originals. This sign, graphic design and themed environments company has hit its stride in

the last few years with realistic tigers, large display trees, themed outdoor cafes, and 5-foot iPhones for a variety of exhibitors, zoos and marketers across the country. Hank Pryor tied his 30 years of design and creative experiences together with a small team of similarly skilled creators and brought his vision of “imagineering” to life to help his customers showcase the best of who they are and what they do. Innovative Business Practices or Products (51 to 250 employees) - International TechneGroup, Inc. Best known as ITI, this Milford business was instrumental in pioneering computer-aided technologies and product development practices that soon became standard throughout industry. Today ITI continues to progress Best Practices for New Product Development processes and transferring that knowledge to its clients around the world. ITI was the first supplier of niche technologies in support of concurrent engineering. Similarly, the firm has played a leading role in bringing new technology to the marketplace. Accomplishments include:

» The world’s leading provider of product data exchange tools, services and programs. » Incorporating Quality Function Deployment (QFD) as an integral planning function in concurrent engineering and developing the first QFD software to facilitate this activity. » Developing the first platform independent tool for IGES translator development. » Implementing cutting edge CAD Model Quality diagnostics specific to improving manufacturability. Emerging Small Business (under 50 employees) - Bioformix, Inc. Bioformix is a sustainable materials start-up company that has raised $1.05 million in capital funding through CincyTech and the Queen City Angels. This Wards Corner Road corporation is developing a new class of green, sustainable, environmentally and biologically benign monomers, resins and polymers using proprietary chemistry. Initial markets include high value-added adhesives, coatings and sealants. An example is Nexabond 2500, an instant wood adhesive that dramatically cuts assembly time for cabinetry and

millwork professionals. It eliminates the need for clamping, can be sanded and finished almost immediately, and reduces mill time. Emerging Small Business (51 to 259 employees) - HealthSource of Ohio. HealthSource of Ohio is a private, not-for-profit Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) which offers primary care services consisting of medical, dental, mental health and pharmacy. Milford-based HealthSource serves communities in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties in Southwest Ohio. In Clermont County, HealthSource offers services to more than 20,000 patients through offices in Eastgate, Goshen, New Richmond and Batavia. In 2012, HealthSource invested more than $9.7 million in facilities to better serve its needy clientele. HealthSource currently employs 125 service providers in Clermont County. These awards will be presented at the annual meeting of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati Eastgate.

Miami Twp. Explorers named Top Post The Law Enforcement Explorer Executive Committee recently recognized Miami Township’s Post 426 as the 2012 Post of the Year. This award was presented at the annual regional Law

Enforcement Explorer competition held at the Butler Tech Regional Safety Services campus. Miami Township’s Explorers have earned this award each of the last three

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Seniors remember Christmas’ past with Ole Fisherman think about if they made any New Year’s Resolutions. This will be interesting, I know. The George center has Rooks this buildOLE FISHERMAN ing for the seniors to use each day and that is wonderful. The Kinner Express will be playing music for them at different times. We were over to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses on Bucktown Road. They have made about 300 wreaths and still make more. They have made a bunch of fruit baskets. They have plenty of fruit to keep making the fruit baskets and they sure do a great job. The employees sure do a fine job. So when you see them, thank them for a good job. Last week, we had Randy, our adopted brother, here for a noon meal. Ruth Ann had fried fish, fried taters, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, lime pickles, corn bread and banana pudding for dessert. WOW, what a meal. Randy was so good to Mother and took good care of her when she was in her home. Randy is retired and has a spoiled dog. This animal is spoiled like our cat Chessy. They know how to get our attention. As I write this, our

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friend Tony was here and Chessy was laying in his lap. Tony said he needed to get home so Ruth Ann took Chessy. Tony kept talking so Chessy got back on his lap. You can’t fool these animals. Since I am writing about Chessy, Ruth Ann got some different kind of dry cat food. By golly, the cat sure does like it. We delivered the calendar to Wendell Kelch last week and saw some of the old equipment and trucks that they work on. I called Mr. Kelch about the old 1911 truck. It is an International Harvester Auto Wagon, but he was not

there, so he called me back. This feller has some very exciting equipment. Last Monday, I pulled the last carrots from the raised bed, then pulled the turnips also, cut the last broccoli and Brussels sprouts. The garden has sure been good this year. The times we have been at the Milford Garden Center helping Santa Claus has been great. We have talked to several children, also grown-up children. The requests they have is wonderful. I think I need to be watching the cartoons on television to learn the names of the different kinds of toys

and the other items they have. The churches are having Christmas programs, so try to attend some. This past Monday evening, the 50 plus couples group Ruth Ann and I head u, met at the pastor’s house here in Bethel. There were 18 people there. Everyone brought a covered dish. Of course, they put something in the dish. There was plenty of food and several pies. What a meal. The group took up a collection and gave it to the pastor’s wife, Janet. She is the children’s director and there is a big group that is wonderful.

The money will help buy Bibles for the Sunday School classes, so the children have one to use in class. The children put on a program Sunday morning and it was great. These folks do a super job with the children. The title of the play was “O Little Christmas Town.” Merry Christmas. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and pray to the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am,Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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

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This group of Miami Township Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 502 took the Milford-Miami Advertiser to new heights - Pikes Peak. En route to their two-week, 100-mile hike in Philmont, New Mexico, they stopped off at Pikes Peak. This puts the paper and the boys a little over two miles high so they took time to snap this photo. The crew also visited the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. From left: Sam Szames, Bennet Szames, Joseph Frances, Tim Dombrowski holding the paper, Nathan Francis, Pat Renner, Dan Renner and Brian Szames. Missing are Charlie Stitler, Dick Liebler, Marc Greenwald and Joe Hansman. PROVIDED

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189

Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

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

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2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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

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9am, 11am & 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center)

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

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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In full Highland attire, Milford resident Robert Reid, right, played bagpipe selections as the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio gathered for its annual Winter Court dinner. Several Colonial Wars members, such as Ashley Ford, left, wore Highland dress as well. The Society promotes appreciation of America’s colonial history and heritage. To achieve membership, men must trace their ancestry to someone who served in the active military or a significant government position in America’s colonial era. Visit colonialwarsoh.org.

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

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POLICE REPORTS MIAMI TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Dillan Matthews, 21, 6900 Hill Station, heroin possession, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 3. Juvenile, 17, heroin possession, trafficking heroin, Dec. 3. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, trespassing, Dec. 3. Juvenile, 14, criminal trespass, Dec. 3. John H. Gerachi, 18, 5790 Wolfpen Pleasant Hill, aggravated menacing, Dec. 3. Anthony J. Vieregge, 22, 1171 Ohio 28, criminal trespass, Dec. 6. David Licata, 23, 1505 Commons Drive, drug abuse, paraphernalia, Dec. 6. Jared C. Emery, 24, 6941 Wildflower, drug abuse, Dec. 6. Lisa Alfieri, 24, 1029 Birney, drug abuse, Dec. 6. Caylee Peters, 24, 1505 Commons Drive, drug abuse, Dec. 6. Justin Greene, 32, Hamilton New London Road, waste hauler resolution, Dec. 2. Glenwood J. Dobbs, 39, 308 Sherman, persistant disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, Dec. 7. Dominick Morris-Reed, 23, 6620 Palmetto, assault, unauthorized use of vehicle, Dec. 10. Donald K. Wolfram, 25, Homeless, kidnapping, theft, fleeing & eluding, resisting arrest, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct in school zone, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct in school zone, Dec. 10.

Incidents/Investigations Aggravated menacing Male was threatened with gun at 5790 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill, Dec. 3.

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

Burglary Massager, etc. taken at 5508 Timber Court, Dec. 4. Jewelry taken; $400 at 6593 Knollwood Circle, Dec. 5. Jewelry and shotgun taken; $1,200 at 1035 Weber Road, Dec. 6. Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 6137 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Dec. 3. Vending machine damaged at Milford Football Stadium at Eagles Way, Dec. 3. Tire punctured on vehicle at United Dairy Farmers at Wolfpen Pleasant Hill Road, Dec. 6. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Meijer's at

Ohio 28, Dec. 6. Disorderly conduct Fight reported at Success Academy at Eagles Way, Dec. 10. Domestic violence At Deerfield Road, Dec. 10. Kidnapping, theft Subject took 2007 Honda, with a 3-yearold child inside, at Sunoco at Ohio 131, Dec. 9. Menacing Female juvenile was threatened at 1070 Cooks Crossing #4, Dec. 10. Theft Three draining grates taken at 5869 Deerfield, Dec. 3. Cellphone taken at McDonald's at Ohio 28, Dec. 3. Chain saw taken; $450 at 5910 Gray Wolf, Dec. 3. Laptop, I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle; $2,800 at 1524 Georgetown, Dec. 5. Money taken from room at Clermont Nursing & Convalescent Home at Ohio 28, Dec. 6. Boots and jewelry taken from Kohl's; $395 at Ohio 28, Dec. 7. Gold rings taken; $750 at 5360 Sugar Camp, Dec. 7. Septic tank aerator taken; $800 at 5951 Shallow Creek, Dec. 7. Shoes and jewelry taken from Meijer's; $95 at Ohio 28, Dec. 8. Perfume, etc. taken from Kohl's; $123 at Ohio 28, Dec. 8. Handgun, guitar, etc. taken; $1,250 at 16 Fleetwood Lane, Dec. 9. Money taken from vehicle; $240 at 1435 Miami Lake, Dec. 7. Female received counterfeit coupons from E-Bay at 6549 Paxton Woods, Dec. 9. Jar of change taken; $200 at 5361 Rollingwood, Dec. 8. Money taken from victim's jacket while

working at Clermont Nursing & Convalescent Home; $60 at Ohio 28, Dec. 10. Unauthorized use 2002 Chrysler taken; $5,000 at 2606 Arrowhead Trail, Dec. 3.

Forest Popp, 42, 521 Parkwood, obstructing justice, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 0. Katrina Custer, 30, 521 Parkwood, obstructing justice, Jan. 0.

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Incidents/Investigations

Arrests/Citations Cortland Mason, 23, 1785 Ohio 28 , unauthorized use of vehicle, Jan. 0. Christopher Scott, 42, 927 Delhi, heroin possession, trafficking heroin, Jan. 0. Kenneth Scott, 41, 6508 Shull Road, trafficking in heroin, Jan. 0. Amanda Morelock, 29, 905 Carpenter, drug possession, tamperming with evidence, heroin possession, trafficking in heroin, Jan. 0. Alex Gerrard, 18, 29 Park Ave., trafficking in drugs, drug possession, Jan. 0. Justin Denise, 24, 6585 Taylor Pike, trafficking in drugs, drug possession, tampering with evidence, Jan. 0. Allen Morris, 50, 1894 Parker Road, trafficking in drugs, drug possession, Jan. 0. Robert Davenport, 34, 206 Redbird, trafficking in drugs, drug possession, Jan. 0. Melissa Lucas, 32, Wallace Avenue, permitting drug abuse, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Jan. 0. Juvenile, 15, burglary, Jan. 0. Forrest Mcroberts, 37, 1785 Ohio 28 #359, theft, forgery, Jan. 0. Tyler Brewer, 20, 6738 Wood St., trafficking in drugs, Jan. 0. John Donohew, 39, 4348 Park Road, domestic violence, Jan. 0. Matthew Spurlock, 22, 135 Park Ave., obstructing official business, resisting arrest, Jan. 0. Rachael Sibert, 32, 521 Parkwood, obstructing justice, Jan. 0.

Burglary At 318 Buddy Lane, Dec. 4. Criminal damage At 1785 Ohio 28 #86, Dec. 4. At 5971 Marsh Circle, Dec. 7. Disorder At 202 Country Lake, Nov. 30. At 6443 B Snider, Dec. 1. At Country Lake Circle, Dec. 1. At 2320 Woodville, Dec. 2. Dispute At 128 Garden Drive, Dec. 2. At 1353 Ohio 28, Dec. 4. At 2337 Cedarville, Dec. 6. At 1876 Main St. #B, Dec. 6. At 414 Windsor, Dec. 6. Domestic violence At Ohio 28, Nov. 27. At Crosstown, Nov. 29. Fire investigation At 421 Windsor Lane, Dec. 4. Theft At 1619 Woodville Pike, Nov. 27. At 3 Park Ave., Dec. 1. At 5611 Ivy Road, Dec. 2. At 6571 Shannon Branch, Dec. 5. Theft, forgery At 26 Holly Road, Dec. 3.

MILFORD Arrests/Citations Eva J. Minton, 66, 5985 Meadow Creek, driving under influence, Dec. 10. Stacey Mclemore, 30, 9 Oak Vista, contempt of court, Dec. 10.

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Learn how to cope with holiday blues Christmas is a time that most people look forward to with a sense of heightened expectations of family, friends and fun. But for some, the holidays are a time of dread and dismay. Even after the holidays have passed, a sense of loss may continue. Holiday blues are normal after the loss of a loved one, and different from depression. With holiday blues, feelings may be intense and unsettling, especially if the people around you are full of holiday cheer. But these feelings are short-lived, lasting only a few days to a few weeks. There are physical symptoms that go along with the blues, such as headaches, insomnia, hypersomnia (sleeping too much), change in appetite, anxiety, diminished ability to think clearly, and decreased interest in activities that usually bring pleasure. As a general rule of thumb, if symptoms last more than two weeks or if they worsen, see your doctor. It may be depression. Finding ways to keep your loved one’s memory alive can help reduce stress. Try to begin a new tradition such as lighting a memory candle or putting a fresh flower on the table - not to make you feel guilty, but to remind you to be happy for the life you shared. You loved them when they died, and you always will. Experts offer the following suggestions for coping with holiday blues. Be realistic. There will be pain, especially when there is an empty chair at the table,

but don’t try to block bad moments. Be ready for them, deal with them and let go of them. Anticipation is often worse Linda than reality. Eppler If you feel CARING & SHARING lonely, get out and be around people. Consider volunteering. Giving and caring for others is a healing thing to do for yourself. Pace yourself. Don’t take on more activities than you can reasonably handle. Be kind to yourself. Leave the word “ought” out of the holidays. Take care of yourself physically. Hold on to your pocketbook and charge cards. You can’t spend grief away, though you might be tempted to try. Work at lifting depression. Take responsibility for yourself. You cannot wait for someone else to wrap up some joy and give it to you. You have to do that for yourself. Look for joy in the moment. Learn to celebrate what you have instead of making mental lists of what you’re missing. What helps one day may not help another. My younger brother never married and had a family of his own, so I have always felt close to him. He died suddenly at age 56 the week before Thanksgiving. This year I’ll be taking my own advice.

Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services, Inc.

DEATHS

POLICE REPORTS

Martha Stanfill

Valery Wilson

Martha Lovitt Stanfill, 83, Goshen Township, died Dec. 16. She was a homemaker. Survived by son Dwayne Stanfill. Preceded in death by husband Hurstle Stanfill, siblings Marie Creekmore, Mosey, Jessie, Orville Lovitt, stepsister Ruth Lovitt Smith. Services were Dec. 19 at Evans Funeral Home.

Valery Seward Wilson, Milford, died Dec. 12. Survived by husband Jerry Wilson; sons Thomas (Tanya), Jeffery (Melissa) Wilson; grandchildren Season, Dakota, Gabrile Wilson. Services were Dec. 17 at Loveland Park Baptist Church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home.

ABOUT OBITUARIES 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.

RELIGION Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionally-staffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church The canceled Loveland Habitat For

Humanity project will be conducted in the spring. LPC is seeking four to five volunteers to help on Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26, for the upcoming demolition of the house on Sunrise. New Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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; www.lovelandpresbyterianchurch.org; lovelandpresbyterian@gmail.com.

BUILDING PERMITS RESIDENTIAL

Danny’s Home Improvement, Milford, alter, 6284 Rollaway, Goshen Township. Power Bax, Union, Ky., alter, 6500 Ohio 132, Goshen Township. Merkle Construction, Loveland, addition, 5854 Irish Dude, Miami Township, $8,000. Stanley Beck, Loveland, HVAC, 1043 Redbird, Miami Township. Marcia White, Union, Ky., HVAC. 825 Carpenter Road, Miami Township. Joseph Payne, Milford, hot tub electric, 5321 Oakcrest, Miami Township. Sentry Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 6610 W. Knollwood, Miami Township.

Arronco Comfort Air, Burlington, Ky., alter, 6387 Branch Hill Miamiville, Miami Township. Hal Homes Inc., Cincinnati, new, 6391 Birch Creek, Miami Township, $480,000. Reeves Heating, Hebron, Ky., HVAC, 3446 Number Nine Road, Wayne Township.

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Ginter Electrical Contractors, Cincinnati, alter-meter, 6437 Charles Snider, Goshen Township. Greg Young, Batavia, alter, 1375 Ohio 131, Miami Township.

Continued from Page B6 Samantha R. Centers, 27, 603 Markley Ave., theft, Dec. 10. Ariel Butler, 23, 246 Albion Ave., contempt of court, Dec. 11. Patricia L. Kirschbaum, 37, 1703 Oakbrook Place, contempt of court, Dec. 11. Donnie E. Lewis, 36, 6478 Rainbow Lane, contempt of court, Dec. 11. Kevin M. Over, 25, 122 Arbors Glen, contempt of court, Dec. 11. Lindsey M. Fite, 23, 809 Commons, contempt of court, Dec. 12. Christopher Lauer, 22, 1081 Maria Drive, contempt of court, Dec. 12. Jennifer Behrens, 25, 2224 Lawn Ave., contempt of court, Dec. 13. Johanna M. Smallwood, 27, 475 Piccadilly, warrant, Dec. 15. Darly L. Cromer, 47, 901 Mohawk #1, open container, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, Dec. 15. Destiny J. Mcmillan, 19, 1054 Klondyke Road, contempt of court, Dec. 3. Jessica Rigsby, 28, 253 Church St., contempt of court, Dec. 3. Noah F. Wilson, 33, 406 High St., warrant, Dec. 4. Ryan P. Roll, 38, 101 Edgecombe, warrant, Dec. 5. Kristina E. Roach, 25, 1501 Thomaston, contempt of court, Dec. 6. Tracey E. Sams, 24, 7011 Grace Ave., recited, Dec. 6. Joey Smith, 35, 801 Edgecombe, recited, Dec. 7. Jason Smith, 29, 7119 Delaware, recited, Dec. 7. Robin A. Eastham, 34, 1909 Lindin Ave., driving under suspension, Dec. 7. David M. Massie, 58, 645 Tyler Ave., warrant, Dec. 7. India York, 35, 661 Park Ave., contempt of court, Dec. 7. Patrick R. Hudson, 20, 3680 Graham Road, contempt of court, Dec. 7.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Female was assaulted at 2162 Oakbrook, Dec. 12. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Ralley's at 801 Lila Ave., Dec. 15. Domestic dispute At High Street, Dec. 13.

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2013 OUTLANDER SE 2013 LANCER SE AWD

#D4001, 4WD, SUV, SUNROOF, AUTO, AIR, PREMIUM PKG., ALUMINUM WHEELS

27 MPG HWY

$27,229

#D1006, BLACK, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, GREAT VALUE, AWD, SEDAN

29 MPG HWY

$20,429

2013 OUTLANDER SPORT ES 2013 LANCER SE #D4501, BLACK, 5 SPD., AIR, PW, PL, STEREO, CD

30 MPG HWY

#D1004, BLACK, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, CD, GREAT VALUE, 34 MPG HWY

$19,225

34 MPG HWY

$18,330

2013 OUTLANDER SE AWD 2013LANCERSPORTBACKGT

#D4006, QUARTZ BROWN, 2.4 4 CYL., AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, STEREO, CD

27 MPG HWY

$25,755

#D1501, BLACK, UTO, AIR, ALUMINUM WHEELS, HATCHBACK, SPORTY

29 MPG HWY

$21,985

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF LOCATION! P E R F E C T F O R H O L I D AY T R AV E L S ! 2007 CHEVROLET HHR LT MAROON, AUTO, AIR, PS, PB, #C8164 .........................................$8,988 2006 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 20K MILES, LIKE NEW!.......................................$8,995 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, V6, AUTO, AIR, STOW N’ GO, #C8159............$9,885 2007 PONTIAC G6 GOLD, V6, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, POWER SUNROOF, #C8165 .........................$9,995 2006 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4, V6, AUTO, AIR, #B8242..............................................................$10,982 2006 DODGE MAGNUM SXT V6, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, STEREO, CD, EXCELLENT COND, #C80181....$11,988 2007 SCION TC COUPE, SUNROOF, AUTO, PW, PL,CLEAN, #C8163 ......................................$11,985 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT SEDAN, AUTO, AIR, PS, PB, 30+ MPG, #C8092...........................$12,885 2008 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE BLACK, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, STEREO, CD, #C8153 ...................$12,988 2009 SCION XB WAGON BLUE, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, LOW MILES, #B8327..............................$13,250

2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN V6, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, CD, #C8082................................... $13,775 2007 JEEP COMPASS SPORT SMALL SUV, 4WD, ALUMINUM WHEELS, LOW MILES, #B8233.. $13,885 2011 DODGE CALIBER MAINSTREET ORANGE, SUNROOF, AUTO, AIR, PS, PB, #C8156........ $14,588 2010 FORD FOCUS SES RED, AUTO, AIR, ALUMINUM WHEELS, #B8288............................... $14,825 2010 HONDA ACCORD SEDAN, 4 CYL., AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, #B8280..................................... $15,988 2009 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, V6, AUTO, AIR, 7 PASSENGER, #C8080........ $16,995 2010 FORD FUSION SEL RED, 4 CYL., AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, STEREO, CD, #C8139 .................. $16,988 2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SUV, AWD, PW, PL, CD, #B8135.................................................. $17,988 2007 GMC ACADIA SLT V6, AUTO, AIR, DVD, LEATHER, ALUM WHEELS, LUGGAGE RACK ...... $19,775 2012 CHRYSLER 300 BLACK, V6, AUTO, AIR, PW, PL, CD, #C8116....................................... $23,572 10-Year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty ON SELECT MITSUBISHI MODELS

MITSUBISHI

1065 OHIO PIKE

JUST 3 MILES EAST OF I-275, EXIT #65

513-752-1804 www.joekiddauto.com

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