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MILFORD-MIAMI ADVERTISER WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011

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How will you remember 2011? From a wet and cold beginning to a ... wet and cold ending, 2011 looks much the same going out as it did coming in. In between, however, we had our share of laughs and cries, joys and heartbreaks. What will you most remember about 2011? And to what are you looking forward in 2012? E-mail your thoughts to clermont@communitypress.com, with “2011 memories” in the subject line. Please include your name, community and a way to contact you. Happy New Year.

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MIAMI TWP. — Parishioners from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Milford and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Miami Township gathered Dec. 10 to make sleeping bags for the homeless. The event, in Seton’s cafeteria, was organized by a group called Project Sleeping Bag. Families, confirmation groups, teens working on service hours and other individuals wanting to help those in need assembled 26 sleeping bags. Project Sleeping Bag is part of a nationwide group which was started in 1985 by Jim and Flo Wheatley of Pennsylvania. The national program is called My Brother's Keeper. This program provides simple sleeping bags made from recycled materials free to homeless people. My Brother’s Keeper was the inspiration for Mary Schutte of Milford and Rae (Matre) Bruns of Blue Ash to provide sleeping bags for the homeless in the Cincinnati area. One hundred and seventy five sleeping bags have been assembled by the local group since 2008. Most of the bags have been

From left, Leah Pentecost, Emma Galvin and Claire Messer stitch together a sleeping bag. PROVIDED distributed to the Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, the Clermont County Homeless Shelter and the City Gospel Mission. Bags also have been provided to individuals who do outreach for the homeless in this area. These individuals who work with the homeless distribute

bags whenever they see the need. A few bags also are on hand in the food pantry of St. Andrew Parish’s Society of St. Vincent DePaul. For more information about the project, see the website: www.projectgoodworks.com and follow the link to Project Sleeping Bag.

MIAMI TWP. — Trustees Dec. 20 approved a $19.2 million budget for 2012 that is 3 percent lower than this year’s budget. “This is an extremely conservative budget,” said Administrator Larry Fronk. “I think it reflects the times we are in.” The budget had to be tighter in 2012 because of decreasing revenue, he said. The expected revenue cuts included: » decreased Fronk revenue from the state local government fund; » cuts in the state tangible personal property tax; » the anticipated elimination of the Ohio estate tax in 2013; » the revaluation of property values in Clermont County. “That’s big chunk of dollars,” Fronk said. He said the administrative budget will suffer the greatest decrease in 2012, with a 12 percent reduction. Most of the administrative cuts have been dealt with through attrition in personnel costs, Fronk said. He said the township’s reserve funds remain strong and will increase to about $12 million in 2012. Fronk said the increase in reserve funds was due to cuts in operating costs and the reallocation of some capital improvement funds. “That will help carry us over in the next few years,” he said. Fronk said the biggest portion of the budget – 71 percent – was for wages and benefits. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said when township officials go forward with bargaining agreements in the future, “we’re going to have to continue to be watchful.” The budget includes about $450,000 for street paving, which is about the same as 2011, Service Director Mike Mantel said. “This has been a tough budget for staff to develop this year,” Fronk said. “It probably is one of most conservative budgets Miami Township has ever seen.”

Officer wins suit against Advertiser CINCINNATI — A Miami Township police officer won a verdict in federal court in a defamation suit against the publisher of the Milford-Miami Advertiser. A jury hearing the case before U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett Dec. 21 found in favor of Sgt. James D. Young. Young was awarded $100,000 in compensatory damages by the jury.

Stephen Imm, attorney for Young, said, “My client feels completely vindicated by the verdict.” Young sued Gannett Satellite Information Network Inc., owner of the Milford-Miami Advertiser, for an article that was published in the Milford-Miami Advertiser May 26, 2010. The article said Young was fired by Miami Township officials in 1997 after he was investi-

gated for allegedly having sex with a woman while on the job. Young’s suit claimed the newspaper reported the sex allegations as fact. Imm said the sex allegations against Young eventually were proved false. He said an arbitrator in 1998 found Young innocent of all charges with the exception of some minor rules violations that did not involve sex.

Young was reinstated to his job and is a current employee of the Miami Township Police Department. “This was a hard fight for (Young),” Imm said. “The article that brought on the lawsuit was very disturbing to his family.” Jack Greiner, the attorney representing Gannett, said, “We are disappointed with the verdict and reviewing the possibility of appeal.”


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Commissioner candidate withdraws from ballot By John Seney

of Elections, said Turner did not have enough valid signatures because he had turned Turner in presigned petitions. Petitions must be signed after the signatures are gathered, she said. Miller said Turner called the Board of Elections and was informed of the problem before the board met Dec. 19 to certify the ballot. Because he withdrew his petition before the board met he has the option to run as a write-in candidate, Miller said. When asked if would run

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BATAVIA — Bob Turner, the Republican-endorsed candidate for Clermont County commissioner, withdrew his name Dec. 19 from the March primary ballot because he did not have enough valid signatures. Turner, of Miami Township, had filed to run in the March 6 Republican primary against incumbent Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. Republican Committee members meeting gave Turner the endorsement over Humphrey in November. Judy Miller, director of the Clermont County Board

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Arson suspected in park fire By John Seney MIAMI TWP. — Police are investigating an arson fire in the men’s rest room at Miami Meadows Park. Fire Chief James Whitworth said the fire occurred at12:45 p.m. Dec.17. Smoke was reported coming from the men’s rest room next to the lake at Miami Meadows Park on Ohio 131, he said. Firefighters responded and quickly extinguished the fire, Whitworth said. He said firefighters found someone had intentionally set fire to a toilet paper holder in the rest room. The toilet paper holder was destroyed and the rest room had smoke damage, but the building did not sustain any major damage, Whitworth said.

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The rest room was closed until it could be repaired and cleaned, he said. Because the fire was suspicious, the case was turned over to the Miami Township Police Department for investigation. Police Chief Steven Bailey said the fire remains under investigation. Bailey said the image of a possible suspect was caught on video camera and he was seen by several witnesses. Bailey said police need help from the community

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to identify the person. Information about his identity can be shared by calling the Miami Township Police Department at 248-3721 and asking to speak with an investigator. “The taxpayers paid precious dollars to provide this rest room for everyone to use at the park,” said Bailey. “Now they have to spend thousands more to repair the damage done by this person. That’s not fair to the taxpayers and the person responsible needs to be held accountable.”

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MIAMI TWP. — A kitchen fire Dec. 19 damaged a fryer at the Frisch’s restaurant at I-275 and Wards Corner Road. Miami Township Fire chief Jim Whitworth said firefighters were called to the restaurant at 7:46 a.m. and quickly extinguished the fire. Damage was limited to a fryer in the kitchen area and some smoke damage, he said. There were no injuries.

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MIAMI TWP. — Gary Knepp said when he considered running for the Milford school board five years ago “it was a very different place.” “Angry residents filled every meeting,” he said. “Now the district is solvent and academics are improving,” Knepp said Dec. 15 at his final board meeting. The board presented Knepp with a plaque for his four years of service. “Gary’s been a important member of this board,” Superintendent Robert Farrell said. “He has great ideas.” Farrell praised Knepp as a person “who knows how to disagree, but at the same time makes you feel valued.” Board President George Lucas said Knepp has been “invaluable to this board.” “What a great contribution he’s made,” Lucas said. Knepp decided not to run for re-election this year after serving one four-year term. He will be replaced in January by Robert Hewlett, who was elected in November. Lucas also was reelected. In his farewell speech, Knepp said the improvement in the Milford school district began once Farrell was hired. He praised administrative appointments Farrell made, including Assistant Superintendent Tim Ack-

The Milford school board Dec. 15 presented board member Gary Knepp, left, with a plaque recognizing his four years of service. It was Knepp's last meeting. Congratulating Knepp are Board President George Lucas, center, and Superintendent Robert Farrell. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ermann, Operations Director Jeff Johnson and Curriculum Directors Jill Chin and Nancy House. Knepp said the district was able to finish the high school construction project “on time and under budget.” “With the money saved we were able to make other improvements,” he said. Knepp praised district officials for being open to

non-traditional ideas to make up for declining revenue. As an example, he pointed to efforts to make the old Milford Main building self-sufficient. “To the members of the Milford community, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you,” Knepp said. “I am confident we are in good hands.”

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list of where and how to recycle Christmas trees in Clermont County. Amelia: Curbside pickup is available Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Loveland: Pick-up and drop off options are available. Residents should call the Public Works Department for disposal drop off options, or call 683-0150, ext. 1439, for pick-up. Trees will be collected Dec. 19 through Jan. 9. Miami Township: Residents can drop off Christmas trees to Paxton Ramsey Park or Miami Meadows seven days a week during daylight hours from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Milford: Curbside pickup is available every Wednesday in January 2012. Pierce Township: Residents can drop off trees at the Pierce Township Hall any time after Dec. 25. The last day for drop off is yet to be determined. The drop-off area is the park-

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Milford schools to share food service director By John Seney

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MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. — Milford schools will share its food service director with Wyoming schools in Hamilton County as part of an effort to increase shared services among school districts. Superintendent Bob Farrell told school board members Dec. 15 the district already provides food services for several parochial schools, including St. Andrew

and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schools. Under the agreement with Wyoming, 24 percent of the salary of Milford food service director Farrell Gerry Levy will be paid by Wyoming through the end of the school year. That works out to about $17,000 from January to June, Farrell said.

Levy will remain a Milford employee, with the other 76 percent of her salary being paid by Milford schools. Farrell said the split was based on the difference in total student enrollment between Milford and Wyoming. He said more and more school districts are looking for ways to share services as a way to save money. “I think it’s worth trying,” Farrell said. He said the job sharing would

be a pilot project that the district can get out of with a 90-day notice. Board Member Deborah Marques said she had some questions about whether the agreement would be beneficial to Milford when factors such as driving between the two school districts are considered. “Since it’s only through the end of the year, we can look at it as a pilot,” she said. “It needs to be monitored closely.” Farrell said Operations Director Jeff Johnson would be moni-

toring the program. “Let’s set up the measurements to see if it works,” Board Member Gary Knepp said. Board Member Andrea Brady said she wasn’t sure splitting costs based on enrollment was the right way to do it. “I think we should move closer to a 50-50 split,” she said. The board unanimously approved trying the plan through June. “I think it’s worth a try,” Board Member David Yockey said.

The COSI on Wheels activity on constellations help students identify different constellations. Leah Fleece, Jaxson Sharpe, Emma Valdivia Chavez and Gena Foster participate in the activity. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Using different sized balls, students compare the relative size of the planets. The McCormick PTO sponsored a COSI program on Astronomy for students. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

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DThe COSI on Wheels program recently brought concepts of astronomy to life for McCormick Elementary students.

Adia Cook and Shelby Bernhardt learn about space with a hands-on spectroscopy activity. These girls are in third-grade at McCormick Elementary. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

Following a path on the surface of the moon is Adam Davis of McCormick Elementary. Student's vision was obstructed with the goggles. Connor Cline, Brian Foster and Jack Beyer wait for a turn. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS

A COSI demonstrator explains to McCormick students the temperatures of the planets.

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McCormick students take the parts of the planets in this COSI demonstration showing the distance between planets. The first five planets from the sun seem close together compared to the others. THANKS TO MARY PAT HARRIS


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» La Salle head coach Dan Fleming will open the Jan. 4 Lancers’ basketball practice to youth coaches and players who want to learn from the veteran head coach. Participants will be able to interact with Fleming as he orchestrates a practice and explains his approach to player development, practice strategy, game preparation and skills development.The practice will be 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at the La Salle gymnasium. For more information, email championshipbasketball@lasallehs.net.

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MIlford's Will Dentino, left, and Colerain's Tyler Sauerwein squared off at 138 pounds during the first round of the Coaches' Classic at Harrison High School, Dec. 17. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Area wrestlers competed in the 44th annual Glenn Sample Coaches’ Classic at Harrison High School Dec. 17-18. The meet consisted of 39 teams and is regarded by many to be one of the premier events of the early season. Anderson wrestler Pat Campbell led the way for local wrestlers with a second-place finish at 145 pounds. Fellow Redskin Conor Brockman also picked up a couple wins and placed sixth at 113 pounds. Turpin’s Michael Aldrich turned in a seventh-place finish at 138 pounds and went 4-2 during the meet.

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» Milford beat Anderson Dec. 17, 43-32. Senior guard Kelly Yee had 12 points. The Lady Eagles downed Amelia 53-26 Dec. 19. Morgan Wolcott topped the scoring with 12 points. » Goshen defeated East Clinton 50-37 Dec. 17. Kelsi Steele led the Lady Warriors with 12 points.

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UC Clermont’s Coach Hurley earns career 900th win BATAVIA — UC Clermont’s Men’s Basketball John Hurley earned his 900th win when the team traveled to Rio Grande and beat the Red Storm 72-69. This career coaching win put Hurley in elite company with some of the most recognized names in coaching. Coach Hurley was honored prior to the men’s game Dec. 19 as the Cougars took on Ohio Mid-Western University. “Congratulations to Coach Hurley on reaching this out-

» Goshen beat Bethel-Tate Dec. 16, 53-50. Marc Taylor had 15 points. » Milford got by Brookwood 58-51Dec.17. Senior Robert Overbeck threw in 21 for the Eagles.

standing milestone,” said UC Clermont Dean Greg Sojka. Hurley began coaching at Milford High School (1971-1976) rackHurley ing up 103 wins. Before his arrival at UC Clermont College in 2004 he coached 26 years at Cincinnati State from 1977-2003, winning 554 games. Since 2004, Coach Hurley has

won 242 games as the Cougars’ coach, making six consecutive appearances in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Tournament and winning the USCAA National Championship title in 2008. “I feel good about the fact that I get to do the thing that I love to do. I’ve been lucky because I’ve been able to continue coaching for a long time. I am not one to look back, but when I do, I realize, I’ve coached a lot of

games and I’ve had a lot of good players and assistant coaches that I’ve worked with down the line that have helped make my basketball career so enjoyable,” said Coach Hurley. Hurley’s winning record has earned him multiple Coach of the Year honors from the USCAA, Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Visit: http://www.ucclermont.edu.

» Moeller’s Joey Ward, a defending state champion, completed a 5-0 run at the two-day, 39team Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Glenn Sample Classic by winning the 132pound championship Dec. 17 at Harrison. It was the 150th of his career and sparked the Crusaders to a repeat championship. Ward was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. The Crusaders, ranked second statewide, finished atop the overall standings with 267.5 points, outscoring runner-up Loveland (176 points) and third-place Mason (159.5). Moeller had three individual champions crowned, including freshman Conner Ziegler at 106 pounds and sophomore Dakota Sizemore at 152. » Goshen’s Anthony Carome was fourth at the Coaches Classic wrestling meet in Harrison Dec. 17 at 160 pounds.

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Milford High School senior Cole Ciambro has just accepted a scholarship to attend Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C., and play on the men's lacrosse team. They are the No. 1 ranked NCAA Division II lacrosse team in the country. Cole has played lacrosse since they brought lacrosse program to Milford, seven years ago. In addition, as played for two travel teams as well as competing in several tournaments along the east coast. Most recently he played for Velocity and Cincinnati Royals. He was named first-team all-state and he was ranked No. 1 midfielder in the state of Ohio. PROVIDED

McNicholas High School senior Drew Hall, of Milford, signed his national letter of intent to play basketball for Maryville University in November. Hall currently leads the GCL in scoring with 21.3 points per game. Last season, he also led the league in scoring and was named first-team, all-league and All Southwest Ohio, second team. Hall (front, center) is pictured with his parents Deb (front, left) and Dave Hall (front, right) and (back, from left) McNicholas principal Patty Beckert, varsity men's basketball coach Tim Monahan, and athletic director Rob Heise. PROVIDED


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Mrs. Curlis is the ‘bestest’ teacher ever I’ve been thinking about agerelated matters quite a bit recently, mostly because I am getting old. Or as I prefer it: Perfecting my vintage. Write about what you know. I’m a “junior” elder; barely old enough to draw Social Security. One of the first things a novice retiree learns is that the hierarchy from early years remains intact. Deference is still due to those who have been there and done that, literally. While many of my acquaintances are retired, not that many are elders, like say in their 90s or older. In fact, I’ve known only two centenarians in my life. One was my Aunt Grace who passed

on after 103 years, and the other, Louise Curlis, my fourth-grade teacher who will be 100 by the time most of Len Harding you read this. My Aunt COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST Grace lived 103 years. Age slowed Aunt Grace, but it did not mellow her - on her 100th birthday she got angry and threw a book at her daughter. The only real change over Aunt Grace’s lifetime was the distance she could toss a book. Mrs. Curlis, on the other hand, was, and re-

mains, the very personification of grace and courtesy. Now she is turning 100; hard to believe; yet wonderful to contemplate. I have written about Mrs. Curlis before - she was a memorable presence in my grade school life in Milford. She and my sixthgrade teacher defined the polar opposite extremes of grade school. Mrs. Curlis was the most bestest teacher. The rest can be surmised. As far as I know, Mrs. Curlis has spent her life making many who have crossed her path better for the experience. I learned much about the world in the fourth-grade. Shoot, even I learned that the Egyptians invented curved macaroni - they

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Should the annual basketball game between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University be discontinued after this year’s game ended in a brawl? Why or why not?

“Overreaction n. - To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence. There is no reason for the administration to mirror the behavior of the players.....'nough said.” A.P. “What would canceling the game teach the student athletes representing these two schools? That when the going gets tough, you quit? Dealing with conflict is a very real part of life and a very valuable lesson. Learn from your mistakes and do it better next time.” B.P. “I would vote to end ALL the games. Colleges should be about academics, not athletics - a place for learning, not for training people who generally do not meet the standard academic requirements for a future in the NBA. J.S.B. “Yes, the game should be ended. There is too little common decency and too little sportsmanship shown at the Shootout. “The trash talking between the players and the obscenities from the stands have no place in athletics, anywhere. It has always been that way and if the Shootout continues, even if it improves for awhile, it will again revert back to the gutter. “The Shootout is not bigger than the two basketball programs and the programs are not more important than the academic missions of UC and XU. “As a holder of two degrees from UC and a long-time supporter of their athletic programs, I hope that they make a statement and end the series.” T.H. “If people want to watch this (and they evidently do), then let them have that opportunity. As for me, I prefer to watch grass grow, or paint dry, or the Weather Channel. “However, I do have strong feelings about the uncivilized behavior and thuggishness of the players on both teams. “I suspect that it is something that is a part of their upbringing in lower income neighborhoods, and once their patterns of behavior are established, it is difficult to change them. “I don't have an answer, but I would say that part of the reason

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these players act the way they do is that they have one skill to market, and someone (UC and XU) is buying that skill, and it inflates their egos. “I also think that in many cases, it would probably be revealed that the players came from families where there is no mom and dad present to provide stability and direction. “I'm old enough to remember how the country was in the late ’40s and 1950s - it wasn't like this. Bill B. “Most of us were not alive when the first shootout took place in 1928. It's wrong to end such a tradition due a brawl. Both schools should be able to police their teams and fans so future games can be held on campus and are once again enjoyable, win or lose.” R.V. “The debacle of the Crosstown Slugfest stands out as an embarrassment to our little town. As in most similar sport fights, those in charge must bear the responsibility for the altercation. “The Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University is a superb college basketball facility. During the traditional contest this year, the Xavier Musketeers clearly established their superiority over the Bearcats of the University of Cincinnati after the first 10 minutes. UC shot the ball poorly throughout the game as X breezed to a significant lead after building a comfortable margin at the half. “Revenge motivated the Musketeers after a 20-point defeat a year ago and they let the Bearcats know it. There was a lot of talking – far too much. “It is noteworthy that in the far more violent game of football there is a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. No such foul exists in basketball at any level. The referees simply control the tenor and pace of the game by calling the game ‘tight’ or ‘letting them play.’ “The home team with the approval of the opponent picks the

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refs in college ball. These refs from the tiny Atlantic Sun Conference had no idea of the particular intensity of this event. “Fan, families, and players alike are keyed up to the max for the Shootout. The refs let them play. Far worse, they let them talk for 39 minutes and 51 seconds until tempers exploded. The result was assault with intent. “As Coach Cronin escorted his players off the court after the suspended game, they were berated by the partisan crowd and X players standing on chairs that formerly made up the UC bench. “Xavier won by 23 points. Finger pointing and fights occurred in the crowd. UC coach Mick Cronin complained bitterly of the loss of control by the officials. He claimed he was told to ‘shut up and sit down. “Ironically, the lone technical foul of the game was levied early in the contest against X coach Chris Mack and had no bearing on the fight. “At post-game press conferences, Coach Cronin apologized for the embarrassing conduct of his players. Several Xavier players remarked that they were ‘gangstas’ and reveled in their convincing victory to the delight of their fans. “Radio host Ken Broo (one of the better local sports talk hosts of this overexposed format) placed the blame on the unprepared officials of the game. “The fact is that both coaches know their players and what this game means. A Bearcat comeback was out of the question with less than one minute remaining. “At the same time, the Musketeer victory was assured and those players who had talked throughout the contest could be removed from the game with no effect on the outcome. “The fact is both coaches lost control of the game and their teams and a great annual event lost its glow. These competitive young men are really just big strong boys who are trained to compete and win at almost any cost. “The adults in the room lost sight of the most valuable aspects of competition. Even more pathetic are those individuals willing to fight over a basketball game.” jMac “This is rhetorical as far as tradition goes. Why should you want to discontinue a game because of a few hotheads going after one another on the court? “Besides, it is up to the NCAA to make that decision, not two colleges, not the public, not the press.” O.H.R.

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used them for bead-like decorations on mummies (which is exactly how we used them when we made our paper maché mummy). I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen and it took me a couple of weeks to work up the nerve to talk to her. Finally, I got up my nerve and asked her if I could submit her picture to a national “prettiest teacher in America” contest. As soon as I spoke the words, I knew had made a terrible mistake - she was going to put me in another class for being so vulgar. Instead, she smiled and thanked me. Said she didn’t have time and didn’t want to miss class. I found

out many years later that she thought it was a sweet gesture. Mrs. Curlis gave me my first lesson in dealing with intelligent, attractive women. Although much escaped me, I did learn intelligent women are well worth the effort it takes to keep up. That Mrs. Curlis admits to liking me probably has hurt her reputation over the years, but I don’t think it bothers her. She’s way too cool to worry about that sort of thing. Happy Birthday Louise Curlis, you are still the most bestest. Len Harding lives in Milford where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at clermont@communitypress.com.

Is America forgetting our heritage? The Jewish nation was chosen by God to bring freedom to mankind. Hannukah (this year, Dec. 20 through Dec. 28) and Christmas (the 25), and Passover and Easter (in the spring) commemorate His desire for His highest creation. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses at Mt Sinai are the oldest charter of liberty, long preRandy Kleine the COMMUNITY PRESS ceding Twelve Tables GUEST COLUMNIST of the Romans, the Magna Carta of the English, and the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States. Moses had just led the Israelites out of 400 years slavery in Egypt under Pharoahs who claimed they were gods. The First Commandment instructs us to reject such pagan gods and to recognize our own worth as human beings, subject to no power but that of our Creator and Judge. The Second tells us to form no image of abstract truth, but to revere God alone Who is truth. The Third warns us not to speak frivolously of God, taking truth seriously. The Fourth advises that we regularly set a day aside to ponder His standards. The Fifth recognizes the family as the primary human relationship and establishes the parent (not the school, nor church, nor state) as the only authority which a child should accept for his own profit. The Sixth stresses the sanctity of human life, a right to life that must not be violated by

any other person. The Seventh establishes the marriage covenant, foundational for the family, and the inviolability of promises given by persons to each other (e.g. contracts). The Eighth recognizes the individual right to own and control property, basic to liberty. The Ninth affirms freedom of speech. People have control over their utterances and are responsible for their truth. The Tenth emphasizes that not even in thought should a person violate the property rights of another. That Federal judges so vigorously seek the removal of the Ten Commandments from public display demonstrates a pagan desire to set up the secular state as a god demanding allegiance. Channukah celebrates the Judean revolt against the Greek demi-god Antiochus IV Epiphanes who had conquered Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. Christmas saw the coming of the long-awaited Jewish Messiah during the reign of a Roman Emporer, Augustus Caesar, who required worship by his subjects. Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free,” and “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” It wasn’t long after Moses pointed the way to freedom at Sinai that the Jews demanded an earthly king. They got the corrupt Saul. The American Colonists proclaimed, “No King but Jesus!” How long until we completely abandon our JudeoChristian heritage to a corrupt and despotic secular state? Randy Kleine is a resident of Milford.

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Charlie Ohmer, 4, samples some peanuts from the gift bag given to him by the Milford Community Fire Department. LISA

Capt. Jim Nickell hands a treat bag to Lucy Sowers, 3, while her mother Melanie Sowers watches. Nickell was one of the firefighters from the Milford Community Fire Department escorting Santa through the neighborhoods. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Santa waves to residents on Gatch Street Dec. 18 as firefighters from the Milford Community Fire Department hand out goodie bags. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Capt. Jim Nickell from the Milford Community Fire Department hands out holiday treats to Milford youth Dec. 18. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Waiting for Santa on Garfield Avenue are Sofia Pehowic, 4, her brother Wolfe Pehowic, 8, and their friend Chase Naylor, 8. Milford Community Fire Department LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Liliana Merino, 5, waves to Santa after getting her treat bag from the Milford Community Fire Department Dec. 18. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eleven-year-old Samuel Parrish gets a gift bag from firefighter Bob Kirby of the Milford Community Fire Department. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Jelani Lewis, 16 months, of College Hill checks out the trains and the poinsettias at the Krohn Conservatory. The Krohn's annual holiday show, "Trains, Trestles and Traditions" is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 1. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors and $4 for children. JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

THURSDAY, DEC. 29 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.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, 23 Swan Lane, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. Family friendly. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure,

height, weight, pulse and spinal/ postural evaluation. Free. 7536325. Union 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. Free, canned good donations accepted. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, 699 Old State Route 74, Company is teaming up with United Service Organizations to provide care packages for soldiers serving overseas. Bring donations to store during military appreciation month. Family friendly. Free donations accepted. Presented by Eastgate Harley-Davidison/ Buell. 528-1400. Withamsville.

Literary - Libraries Holiday Movie Time, 4-5 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Movies for children and families. Popcorn and lemonade provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001; www.cincinnatilibra-

ry.org. Symmes Township.

Music - Acoustic Frankly Speaking, 8-11 p.m., Putters Three-Putt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, 831-5777; www.putterstavern.com. Milford.

Health / Wellness

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

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Loveland, 800 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.

Music - Jazz

Holiday - Christmas

Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.

Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

Music - Blues

Nature Animal Encounters, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take an up close look at a few animals who call the park home. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

FRIDAY, 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

The Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, is hosting a Charley Harper Art Show through Dec. 31. The show is free for members, $8, $3 children and free for children ages 3 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pictured is Cardinal Close-Up by Charley Harper. For more information, visit www.cincynature.org or call 831-1711. PROVIDED.

7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 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. 476-

Holiday - Veterans Day Honoring Military at Home and Abroad, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Eastgate Harley-Davidson/Buell, Free donations accepted. 5281400. Withamsville.

Nature Animal Encounters, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31 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.

Community Dance New Year’s Eve Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main St., Doors open 8 p.m. Music by Shawn Hammonds. Beer and set-ups included. You may BYOB. $15. 724-9915. Williamsburg, Ohio.

Exercise Classes

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., Includes party favors, toast at midnight and appetizer buffet. Music by Model Behavior. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Model Behavior. 300-7729. Anderson Township. New Years Eve Party, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Putters ThreePutt Tavern, 5723 Signal Hill Court, With Big Daddy Walker and karaoke. No cover. 8315777. Milford.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 7:45-8:45 a.m. 9-10 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford.

MONDAY, JAN. 2

Holiday - New Year’s

Dance Classes

New Year’s Eve with Model Behavior, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,

Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United

Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 3

Cardio Bootcamp, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Milford Martial Arts Academy, 1053 Ohio 28, Intense workout to burn calories. Ages 18 and up. $60 per month for eight classes, $10 walk-in. 3838339; www.milfordmartialartsacademy.com. Milford.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4 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. Family friendly 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.

Music - Jazz Wine Down Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Great Scott, 1020 Ohio Pike, Wine specials and music by Fathead Davis. Free. 752-4700; www.1greatscott.com. Withamsville.

Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township.


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Rita tweaks peppermint bark by Williams-Sonoma As I write this column, 2011 is coming to a close and the new year is just about to begin. I’ve enjoyed “talking” to you each week and meeting many of you, sometimes at social or professional events, sometimes in the groRita cery aisle, Heikenfeld at church or RITA’S KITCHEN at the mall. This column connects us all in a very personal way. You’ve heard my stories and I’ve listened to yours, and the common thread in all of our lives is what means most to us: family, friends and the sharing of meals with those we love. Happy, healthy, blessed 2012!

Rita’s clone of Willams-Sonoma peppermint bark How many versions of this have I shared?! I tweaked the recipe once again, taking into account the new packaging for chocolate chips (they used to be packaged in 12 oz. bags, now it’s 11.5 oz. for the most part). The most important thing is to melt both the white chocolate and the dark slowly and over relatively low heat so they don’t “seize” or burn. You can do this in a double boiler or a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the bottom of the bowl touch the water), in a nonstick skillet over low heat or in the microwave using 50 percent power at 40-second intervals. Regardless of the way you melt chocolate, pull it from the heat while there are still lumps remaining. When you stir, the residual heat will smooth it out. This is a nice hostess gift or light dessert after a heavy New Year’s meal. First, line cookie sheet with foil. 3 cups dark chocolate chips (I use Kroger Belgian

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Rita's version of Williams-Sonoma peppermint bark would make a great hostess gift. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD chocolate chips) 2 cups white chocolate chips (I use Kroger white chocolate chips) 1¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract, divided into ¾ and ½ teaspoon measures 1 ⁄3 to ½ cup peppermint candy, crushed. If you want, sift the crushed candy through a sieve to remove the real fine particles. (Those are for you to nibble on!)

Melt chocolates as described above. Add ¾ teaspoon extract to the dark chocolate after melting and ½ teaspoon extract to the white chocolate after melting. Pour dark chocolate onto foiled cookie sheet and spread to thickness desired. Place in refrigerator to harden. Let white chocolate cool a bit (make sure it’s still pourable) before spreading on top of chilled dark chocolate layer. This will prevent it from melting the white layer. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy. Refrigerate until hard. Before you cut or break the candy, let it sit out a few minutes. That will help keep it from shearing apart.

Giovanna Trimpe’s wonderful egg casserole You may know her as Giovanna or Joanne, or even as Archbishop Schnurr’s chef at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati. She’s the author of the "Holy Chow" cookbook and a popular media personality. She and I met sometime ago and

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became fast friends. Giovanna is going international soon, as a guest on the Alonso Pepe show on EWTN early next year. To get details, check out her website at Holychow.com. To learn more about Giovanna, log onto YouTube and watch her video about her journey. Anyway, I tasted this casserole during a breakfast she and I made for the Fox 19 morning crew. I have lots of favorite egg casseroles, but this one is now at the top of the list and will be on my holiday brunch table. Here’s how Giovanna does it:

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One large loaf French bread 3 jars Old English cheese 1½ sticks margarine 7 eggs 1 tsp. Kosher or other salt 2 cups milk Cooked sausage, optional

Grease or spray a 13by 9-inch glass pan. Break up bread into small cubes with crust. Lay bread in bottom of pan. Melt jars of cheese and margarine. Pour over the bread. Beat eggs, salt and milk together. Pour over the bread mixture. If you want to add sausage, now is the time to mix it in. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake casserole: Let sit at room temperature for a half hour. Bake for 1 hour at 300 degrees.

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Using credit can come back to haunt you by growing Many consumers took advantage of great sales this holiday season and put lots of purchases on their credit cards. There’s no doubt it's great to get those savings but unless you're careful, those deals can come back to haunt you That’s what Brandon Combs, of Fort Mitchell, learned after buying a couch in 1997, when he was just 18. The couch

cost less than $500, which he put on a store credit card. “I made minimum payments Howard and it Ain seems like HEY HOWARD! that drug on for a few years until finally, with a few late payments, that brought

the balance to over $500,” Combs says. When he lost his job he stopped paying on the credit card. In 2006, Combs called the Maryland debt collector that bought his debt and offered to settle on the account. Combs says, “I contacted them and they pretty much immediately said, 'If you give us a credit card payment over the phone now we'll settle for

50 percent. We'll send you a letter in the mail that the debt has been resolved.'” Combs paid $610 with his credit card but never received that settlement letter. He should have disputed the charge with his credit card company when he failed to get the letter since that was part of the deal. Instead, he forgot about it. Unfortunately, the debt was not settled. Instead it

was sold to another debt collector and that company got a default judgment after suing Combs. Combs says he had moved several times and was never notified of the lawsuit. This new debt came as quite a shock to Combs because he thought he had already paid it off. In addition, he had just refinanced his house and there was no indication of this debt on his credit

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Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041

Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

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

www.cloughpike.com

752-3521

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

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

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

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;

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

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

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

CHURCH OF GOD GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

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

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

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

LUTHERAN All Saints Lutheran Church 445 Craig Road Mt. Carmel, Ohio 45244 513-528-0412 Services Saturday at 5 p.m. Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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

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

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 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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Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

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

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

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

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EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

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

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Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Christmas Eve Services 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm & 11:00pm Christmas Day Services 10:00 am

5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

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

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FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School ......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

www.williamsburgumc.com

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NAZARENE Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525

Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

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

Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

7:00pm 7:00pm

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

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

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis

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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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Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140

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

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report. Combs says, “I paid back more than what I borrowed over 11 years ago, and an additional $610 was paid five years ago. Now this debt collector wants another $1,500.” It is absolutely shocking how that 14-year-old debt has continued to grow as a result of mounting interest charges and fees. This latest debt collector is taking part of his paycheck in order to collect. The money came right out of his paycheck at Christmas time so the firm could be paid in full. Combs has filed with the court for a hearing, at which time he'll present his evidence of payment and hopes to get this money back. All this serves as a valuable lesson: Don’t buy more than you can afford because the debt can just keep getting larger and larger.

949 SR Bus. 28, Milford 831-3218 Eric George, Pastor Kent Underwood, Minister of Worship & Music

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

MILFORD — MJ’s on Main in downtown Milford changed ownership Nov. 21. Sisters, Keri Jo Rominger and Sandra Jo Anderson, along with their husbands, Jason Rominger and Andrew Anderson, bought the restaurant and bar from its former owner, Margie Potts. The new owners, originally from New York, moved to Cincinnati, hoping to start a family business. According to Andrew Anderson, “We knew that we wanted to own a restaurant, and we really like downtown Milford. MJ’s is a great fit and location for us.” MJ’s on Main will continue to offer its late night and dinner menu, which includes many longtime customer favorites, as well as few new options. In addition to offering good food in an upscale, casual environment, the new owners plan to invite local musicians to perform live each weekend. Last week, Michela Miller, along with other musicians, Lauren Ring and the Mark Jenkins Trio, hosted the release of her new CD, “Reckless Abandon” at MJ’s on Main. “We are all about locals supporting locals, and the CD release party was a great way to do that,” Keri Jo Rominger said. MJ’s on Main plans to host a grand reopening celebration sometime in early 2012, and it is currently open for business Tuesday through Saturday each week. The private banquet room and entire restaurant are available for private parties.


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DECEMBER 28, 2011 • CJN-MMA • B5

Beautiful light displays made season better There was a good crowd. Ruth Ann fixed the ham and everyone brought a dish to be enjoyed by George all. Rooks Ruth OLE FISHERMAN Ann and I had the pleasure of being with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus last Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening at the Grant’s Milford Garden Center. The children and grown ups were sure great. One little girl asked Santa for a kitten for Christmas. Her mother said four years ago she asked Santa for a puppy and they got a wiener dog. She asked Santa what she should name the puppy he suggested Rudolph so she did that. As we were going to Milford on the Milford Parkway, a United Dairy Farmer store had gasoline for $2.93 per gallon. So we stopped Sunday evening and filled up. By golly that was a good Christmas present.

RELIGION A kid-friendly event to celebrate Epiphany is planned for Friday, Jan. 6. A sloppy joe and hot dog dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by fellowship and a worship service with participation by the children. The story of the wise men coming to visit the baby Jesus will be told and the children will bring their offering boxes to the altar. The community is invited. Call 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525; lpc@fuse.net; www.lpcuse.org and on Facebook.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Worship on New Years Day is 10:30 a.m. Celebrate the new year and Holy Communion. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community press.com, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; www.lovelandumc.org.

Williams Corner Church of God

Mark 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, on the calendar for the midweek youth service geared toward all ages. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 513-288-1977.

There were some very wonderful parts in it. She was a very warm and loving person. Monday evening the Bethel Lions Club had their Christmas dinner at the Grant Career Center here in Bethel. What a meal the school put on. As I have said before the Forcee brothers do a super job. Thanks Ray and Gary. If you want a good meal, try getting there between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. On certain Wednesdays they have ribs. You need to get there early to get a seat so stop and say hello to the culinary class. These students do a super job of learning to cook and waiting on the customers. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. He said the folks were still catching crappie fishing about 20 feet deep. The crappie are of good size. The duck hunters are getting ducks and deer hunters are doing good. The new kitten we have has been hiding, trying to catch a bird, but is having no luck. It is interesting to

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We were watching TV the other day and a feller said he had put a DVD together featuring the Recollections of Ruth Lyons. Now I know there are many of you folks that listened and watched Ruth Lyons’ programs. My Mother would not miss the program. Mom fixed dinner so all of us could eat and listen to Ruth. What a wonderful lady she was and the amount of good she did for the children and other folks. You may wonder where you can get this program. The UDF stores have them. Ruth Ann got one at the same store on Milford Parkway while I was filling up the truck with gas. There are two disks. The one we played was 101 minutes long. They sure brought back memories. There was Peter Grant, Paul Dixon, Bob Braun, Willy Thawl and of course Ruth Lyons along with many others. Instead of me listing them here you get the Recollections of Ruth Lyons. You will enjoy this program if you get one. Watch it on Christmas Day or whenever you can.

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Howdy folks, We hope you had a good Christmas and got everything you wanted or needed. We have attended several Christmas parties, one of them was Whiteoak Valley Grange. On the way there were some of the most beautiful light displays. If you have the time to drive around your neighborhood to see the beautiful lights and the nativity scenes it will lift your spirits and make you understand what Christmas is all about. A lady bought eight peanut butter/birdseed feeders for Christmas gifts. This is a good idea to feed God’s birds and wildlife. This is the time of year that food is in short supply for them. Last week, Ruth Ann’s back was really giving her problems. She needed to set on a stool in the kitchen to cook or wash dishes. We went to Dr. Sipple in Bethel. He is a chiropractor. He really did her some good. Friday evening the Monroe Grange at Nicholsville had a Christmas supper and gift exchange.

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watch Chessy hide and wait and sometimes jump trying to get one. Our grandson named the kitten Chester, but it seems the kitten is a girl instead of a boy so we changed the name to Chessy. It is such a beautiful cat. It sure likes to lay either on Ruth Ann’s lap or on the blanket Ruth Ann uses to put over her in her chair. We hope it stays small, but I imagine it will grow up. It will be a good loving cat for us to enjoy and it seems we have already spoiled it. Now that is OK. We have the beagle dog and she has been spoiled. We tend to do

this. I don’t imagine you folks do that. Ha. Ha. The Lord gives us these animals to take care of and love so we are obligated to take as good care of them as we can. Now the kitten will enjoy the special treat it will get at Christmas. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and give thanks to the Good Lord. Happy New Year God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Milford will accept sealed bids for: HIGH STREET WALL STABILIZATON AND MISCELLANEOUS CURB REPLACEMENT CONTRACT NO. ST-2011-2 Including all incidental work and appurtenances under Contract No. ST-2011-2 as part of the City of Milford Street Improvements. All bids must be properly labeled and received at the offices of the City of Milford, 745 Center Street, Suite 200, Milford, Ohio 45150 until 11:00 A.M. Local Time on January 12, 2012 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work under Contract No. ST-2011-2 is generally defined as providing all labor, materials, equipment for the stabilization of the retaining wall on the west side of High Street including all incidental and necessary appurtenances, and the replacement of approximately 100 ft. of concrete curb along Lila Avenue as directed by the City Engineer. The City expects to award and to proceed with the work under the contract immediately after satisfactory acceptance of the bids, with completion of the total work within 60 calendar days from the date of the Notice to Proceed. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: City of Milford Allied Construction Ind. F.W. Dodge 745 Center St,Ste 200 3 Kovach Dr. 7665 Kenwood Rd. Cinti, OH 45215 Cinti, OH 45236 Milford,OH 45150 Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the City Engineer located at 745 Center Street, Milford, OH upon payment of twenty five dollars ($25.00) for each complete set, none of which is refundable. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security, furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than 60 days after agreement is signed. The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. No Bidder may withdraw the bid within sixty (60) days after the ac tual date of opening thereof. Date ___________ Jeff Wright City Manager City of Milford 745 Center Street, Suite 200 Milford, Ohio 45150 125 Storage 1958 Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 1. Steve Beach A7 3197 Beech Road, Bethel, Ohio 45106 2. Ricky Bradshaw K397/413 2619 Hackberry Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 3. Dave Dunnom S703 411 Front Street # 1 New Richmond, Ohio 45157 4. Ashley Heradon E130 2783 S. Bantan Road, Bethel, Ohio 45106 5. Imogene Johnson P558, 86 Bethel Park Bethel, Ohio 45106 6.Donna Kaylor R649 2177 SR 232, New Richmond, Ohio 45157 7. Donald Leigh C63 7050 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 8. Barbara McIntosh O508 209 Union Street, Felicity, Ohio 45120 9. Doug Merfert M445, 3999 Brandychase Way # 23, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 10. Amanda Mineer J377 - J387, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Ohio 45102 11. Ashley Pence D96, 32 Hitchcock Lane, Amelia, Ohio 45102 12. Sandra Sipple P575, 1888 SR 133 Bethel, Ohio 45106 13. Keith Wisdom S724, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road #91 New Richmond, Ohio 45102. 1001681079

LEGAL NOTICE Clermont County, State of Ohio Cincinnati Insurance Company, P.O. Box 145496, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5496 and Koehler Construction Inc, plaintiffs vs. Thomas Kahle, defendant. Case Number is 11CVH2842. Notice is hereby given to defendant Thomas Kahle, last known address is 4740 Dues Dr. Unit M Cincinnati, OH 45246, that suit was filed against Thomas Kahle for damages of $5,465.00 due to defendant converting to his own use funds belonging to Koehler Construction Inc, at Koehler Construction Inc. Defendant above named is required to answer within twenty-eight days after, the date of the last publication of this notice. 1001677144 If you’re looking for Legal Notice : buyers, you’re in James Morse 9694 Rich Rd. Loveland, the right neighborhood. OH 45140 #31/32 Call Community Classified Robert Mention 958 513.242.4000 Helen St. Milford, OH 45150 95/96 Aaron Walker 844 Center St. Milford, OH 45150 273 You are herby notified that your personal property now in Fortress Storage Milford, Ohio may be obtained by you for the balance due plus all other expenses or the property will be sold at public sale. The last day to obtain your property is 12/30/11. 1681293

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DEATHS Harold Boggs Harold Lloyd Boggs, 74, Goshen, died Dec. 19. He was a manufacturing consultant. He was a veteran. Survived by wife Wilma Boggs; daughter Gina (Terry) Settle; grandchildren Kyle Boggs Judd, Rick, Rachel Settle; many nieces and nephews. Services were Dec. 23. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to any veterans' organization.

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William Jay Hazard Sr., 80, Milford, died Dec. 16. He was a millwright for Speaker Sortation Systems. Survived by wife Norma Carlisle Hazard; children William (Connie) Hazard, Kathy (David) Bowling; grandchildren Emily Braun, Ryan, Mark (Victoria) Bowling, Jennifer (Rick) Oelker; great-granddaughter Madison Braun; brothers Robert, James Hazard. Services were Dec. 21 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

53, Wayne Township, died Dec. 15. He was a welder. Survived by son Jessie (Angela) Maloney; Maloney grandchildren Danielle Popp, Ashley Meza, Justice Maloney, Savannah Cassady, Christopher Heckman; brothers James, Tony Maloney; companion Kelly Gilpin. He was a father and grandfather figure to Brandi, Kelsey, Shiley, Julian, Laiah. Preceded in death by parents Daniel Maloney, Betty Lou Griffith. Services were Dec. 21 at Tufts-Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home.

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Doris Jackson, 79, Milford, died Dec. 17. Survived by children Michael, Eugene “Duke” Jackson, Debbie Lyons, Mart (Thomas) Reed; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Eugene Jackson. Services were Dec. 22 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

Albert Louis Schneider, 81, Milford, died Dec. 17. He was an engineer with General Motors. He was a member of Montgomery Lodge 94 F&AM. Survived by wife Margaret Schneider; daughters Laura Schneider, Nancy Fulmer; grandchildren Dawn (Eric) Watkins, Sara (Donald) Merand; greatgrandchildren Wyatt Watkins, Ellery Merand; sister Shirley Wallner. Services were Dec. 22 at Evans Funeral Home.

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John D. Lee, 27, 1785 Ohio 28, theft, Dec. 5. Lora Fields, 22, 1785 Ohio 28, theft, Dec. 5. Amber L. Brinson, 30, 6442 Long Glady Road, robbery, Dec. 6. Brandon Anderson, 26, 642 Terrace View Drive, assault, criminal mischief, drug possession, Dec. 8. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Dec. 9. Daniel Hurdle, 59, 1276 Ronnie Lane, domestic violence, Dec. 9. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Dec. 10. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, Dec. 10. Jason R. Sloane, 24, 5605 Garrett Drive, theft, Dec. 11. Tina M. Kelley, 31, 2192 Ohio 125, obstructing official business, Dec. 11. Nicholas T. Purtee, 25, 601 E. Johns St., robbery, Dec. 10. Joshua A. Taylor, 20, 605 Redman, robbery, Dec. 10. Andrew R. Donaldson, 18, 83 Park Ave., robbery, Dec. 10.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted on Heatherwood, Dec. 8. Female was assaulted at Donna Jay Drive, Dec. 8. Criminal child enticement Reported in Kroger lot at Ohio 28, Dec. 5. Criminal damage Tires cut and hood dented on vehicle at 6917 Ohio 48, Dec. 7. Doors damaged in storage room at Milford Commons at Ohio 28, Dec. 8. Vehicle driven through yard at 1102 Tumblewood Drive, Dec. 9. Christmas decorations damaged at 5961 Cook Road, Dec. 10. Vehicle driven through yard at 6387 Mueller Lakes, Dec. 11. Eggs thrown at cars and home at 6720 Miami Woods, Dec. 11. Vehicle driven through yard at 1703 Old Farm Drive, Dec. 11. Vehicle driven through yard at 1221 Neale Lane, Dec. 11. Vehicle driven through yard at 6391 Ironwood, Dec. 11.

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, 248-5086 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500 Domestic violence At Mount Zion Road, Dec. 8. At Ronnie Lane, Dec. 9. At Branch Hill Miamiville, Dec. 10. At Pebble Ridge, Dec. 11. Gross sexual imposition Juvenile reported this offense on Trappers Crossing, Dec. 9. Impersonating a police officer Female reported this offense at 2000 No. 9 Stillwater, Dec. 5. Robbery Female bit officer in attempt to steal merchandise from Kroger at Ohio 28, Dec. 6. Victim was struck and book bag taken from him at 5437 Bailey Drive, Dec. 10. Theft Merchandise taken from Meijer; $109 at Ohio 28, Dec. 5. Prepaid money card taken from Circle K; $462.99 at Ohio 28, Dec. 5. Wallet taken at 5765 Mount Vernon Drive, Dec. 5. Tow-dolly taken at Mr. Rental; $500 at Ohio 28, Dec. 7. Employee kept checks slated for booster group at Milford High; $1,000 at 1 Eagles Way, Dec. 8. Two I-pods taken from desk at Boyd E. Smith school at Jer-Les Road, Dec. 8. Power tools, etc. taken from vehicle; $8,700 at 6917 Oakland, Dec. 9. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 5712 Whistling Wind, Dec. 12.

MILFORD Arrests/citations Julian Brown, 21, 777 Adams St.,

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Assault Possible assault on male juvenile at Riverside Drive, Dec. 12. Burglary Unlisted taken from residence at 501 Edgecombe No. 7, Dec. 13. Criminal damage Front door damaged at 2108 Oakbrook Place, Dec. 18. Domestic violence At Garfield Ave., Dec. 18. At Edgecombe Drive, Dec. 18. Theft 50 concrete forms taken at McDonald’s at 990 Lila Ave., Dec. 10. Medication taken from vehicle at 613 Garfield, Dec. 12. Medication taken from purse at Walmart at 201 Chamber Drive, Dec. 13. Items taken from air conditioner at 975 Seminole Trail, Dec. 11. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 702 Main St., Dec. 14. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Dec. 14. Christmas decorations taken at 544 Lila Ave., Dec. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 100 Chamber Drive, Dec. 16. Unlisted taken from residence at 501 Edgecombe No. 7, Dec. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers at 702 Main St., Dec. 17. Hygiene products taken; $200 at 824 Main St., Dec. 17. Unlisted taken from residence at 908 Mohawk Trail, Dec. 18.

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Robert Stillwell, 44, 7080 Hill Station, assault. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption.

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warrant, Dec. 11. Teddy D. Collins II, 41, 5 Crestview Drive, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Dec. 16. Melissa P. Delbello, 42, 9055 Spooky Ridge, driving under influence, Dec. 14. Carol A. Drew, 36, 718 Washington St., recited, Dec. 11. George S. Elias Jr., 24, 9359 Chestnut Road, recited, Dec. 13. Linda Foster, 48, 707 Ohio 28, contempt of court, Dec. 14. Ashley R. Fussnecker, 20, 4128 Gleneste Withamsville, contempt of court, Dec. 17. Bryant Green, 26, 1217 Gilsey Ave., contempt of court, Dec. 12. Darien C. Harris, 19, 7208 Ivy Way, theft, Dec. 12. Randy L. Helton, no age given, 800 Lila Ave., recited, Dec. 11. Shannon R. Jackson, 21, 115 Orchard Ave., driving under influence, Dec. 11. Tina M. Kelley, 31, 2191 Ohio 125, warrant, Dec. 11. Ronald M. Kinnett, 34, 930 Mohawk, recited, Dec. 16. Jade Lambert, 22, 6483 Spring House Ave., theft, Dec. 17. Earl R. Malicoat III, 32, 926 Mohawk Trail, recited, Dec. 16. Tanner P. Malloy, 18, 1095 Fox Run, contempt of court, Dec. 15. Michael A. Marsh, 22, 6685 Oakland, warrant, Dec. 14. Shelby A. Murray, 19, 6617 W. Plum St., theft, Dec. 12. Harold W. Russell, 46, 13 Kenney Court, theft, Dec. 12. Vincent M. Self, 29, 105 Kenner St., recited, Dec. 11.

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Allison N Stamper, 22, 102 Holly Lane, recited, Dec. 15. James K. Trammell, 34, 5625 Dry Run, warrant, Dec. 15. Andrea Watkins, 24, 2110 Eastern Ave., recited, Dec. 11.

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