July 26, 2014

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Letters to the Editor
The Simmonds Family Dog Park: thanks to local generosity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joseph C. Seta   
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 3:12 PM

Recently, Great Parks of Hamilton County opened the region’s largest off-leash dog area - The Simmonds Family Dog Park at Miami Whitewater Forest.

The Saturday, June 14, grand opening was a big day with more than 1,000 people and their pets in attendance.

But an 11-acre dog park doesn’t just appear overnight. Its development was a result of many generous individuals and families from Hamilton County.

Starting with the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Simmonds Jr., whose bequest of their 230-acre farm nestled along the Great Miami River created the perfect location for this project.
Then by members of the Simmonds family who, along with Mr. Jerry Lotz, made lead financial gifts for the facility’s development.

Guided by the leadership of the Great Parks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, more than $900,000 was ultimately raised to see this project fulfilled.

The Foundation will manage the newly created MABLOTZ Fund, established by Mr. Lotz for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to Great Parks of Hamilton County in the maintenance and care of the Simmonds Family Dog Park.

Everything about the Simmonds Family Dog Park is a testament to what true public-private partnerships can accomplish.

Because of the extraordinary generosity of our community, a fantastic new facility now is available.

On behalf of Great Parks of Hamilton County, I thank the Great Parks Foundation and all the many generous contributors who made this project possible.

Joseph C. Seta
President, Board of Park Commissioners
Great Parks of Hamilton County

Good luck Bill Baird and Mildred PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nola (Hendrix) Bode   
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 11:37 AM


I would like to wish Bill Baird well and thank him for his columns in all their forms all these years. They have at times been outrageous, sometimes funny, and always entertaining. I have known him all of my adult life and he has always been quite the character (and I mean that as a compliment). The Press won’t be the same without him. I just want to say “ Good Luck Bill and Mildred”.

Sincerest Good Wishes
Nola (Hendrix) Bode

LOV-S, Men’s Auxiliary mission at Harrison VFW PDF Print E-mail
Written by Submitted   
Monday, June 30, 2014 11:38 AM

It has come to our attention that our community is not aware of the mission of the Harrison VFW along with our ladies LOV-S group and Men’s Auxiliary.
We assist veterans along with helping the local community.
LOV-S volunteers oversee our care package program for deployed soldiers.
Packages are sent on a regular basis and a large mailing to several troops is sent around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday.
Our members donate items and money; over the past 5 years, our packages have affected over a thousand soldiers.
If you know a local soldier who is deployed, pleased contact Bev at (513) 325-6182.

Robert Ostertag, Commander
VFW Duwel Post 7570

Thanks for contributions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jill French   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:20 PM

On behalf of the Harrison Senior Center I would like to thank all who gave memorial donations in honor of Pearl Crank. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Jill French
Harrison Senior Center Coordinator
300 George Street,
Harrison, Ohio.

Last Updated on Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:21 PM
Boehner should reverse Obama’s wrong doings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mark Volle   
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:41 PM

Dear Mr. Boehner,
I would like to know, Mr. Boehner, how long are you and the other members of congress and senate who have any love in our country and our way of life, our freedom, how long are you going to sit on your hands while Barack Obama destroys the United States carrying on like the insane Marxist dictator he really is?

How bad do things have to get to get members of the congress and senate to throw this man and his sick administration on their ears?

The incident with the veteran’s hospitals and then releasing the worst terrorists on our shores…what more do you and your associates need!

My father and father-in-law served in World War II and both damn near got killed defending our freedom against the emperor of Japan!

Barack Obama has slapped us all in the face over and over again and the senate and congress appear scared to death to confront this man and his plans to turn America into a third world nation - one executive decision at a time!

Obama and his administration have thrown our constitution out the window and we’re living under their anarchy!

I am demanding that  you and all those who have sworn to protect our freedoms to act immediately to throw this man out of the White House. I’m sick of hearing this man tell us what he’s going to shove down our throats whether we like it or not!

I’m expecting you to act swiftly to defeat all of the insane programs this man has forced on this country since his first election. So are all the thousands and thousands of men and women who have bled and died serving our country to protect our freedom.

The in-action of the congress and senate is a pathetic embarrassment to our citizens and also to the rest of what’s left of the free world.

Mark Volle
11801 Hamilton-Cleves Road,
Hamilton, Ohio, 45013