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COMMUNITY JOURNAL CLERMONT 75¢ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013 By Forrest Sellers email@example.com Your Community Press newspaper serving Amelia, Batavia, Batavia Township, New Richmond, Ohio Township, Pierce Township, Union Township, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Township BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS W. Clermont: ‘Money will run out’ UNION TWP. — What’s next? That’s the question West Clermont Local School District Board of Education members and residents were asking in the wake of the defeat of the district’s tax-hike proposal Nov. 5. The 5.8-mill additional taxhike proposal was defeated by voters 8,404 to 6,604. “At some point money will run out,” said board member Denise Smith, an incumbent candidate who was not re-elected. Smith, along with outgoing IT’S COLLECTION TIME Now you can get more for your dollar! In the next seven to10 days your carrier will be collecting for your community newspaper. When you pay your carrier the monthly charge of $3.50 you will receive a coupon for $3.50 off a classified ad. Not only will you be helping to supplement your carrier’s income you will also be saving money doing it. For information about our carrier program, call circulation manager Steve Barraco at 248-7110, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. board member JoAnn Beamer, asked how the district will proceed following the treasurer’s report during the November meeting. Young The district warned it could potentially be placed in fiscal emergency by the state if the levy failed to pass. Treasurer Alanna Cropper said the district is currently in “fiscal caution” and will continue to be monitored by the Ohio Department of Education. Cuts have been made said Cropper, adding that recent concessions by teachers have saved the district several million dollars. SuperintenKline dent Keith Kline said “a disconnect” was evident between what he had heard from the community at various meetings and how voters responded at the polls. “Staff will continue to work hard with the resources it has,” he said. Board President Doug Young said parents may likely respond to further cuts by moving out of the district or sending their children to other schools. “I think this will have a detrimental affect,” said Young regarding the levy defeat. “Without additional revenue we will be hurting.” Some residents also expressed concerns. Union Township resident Ron Higgins said he feared not having “a single educator” on the board come 2014. “My greatest concern isn’t lower taxes, it’s the educational welfare of the students,” he said. ‘BIG PLANS’ FOR JUNGLE JIM’S By Jeanne Houck email@example.com UNION TWP. — Officials in Union Township and other public agencies are involved in a series of moves that will enrich the township’s coffers by more than $8 million while helping Jungle Jim’s International Market finance an expansion at its Eastgate location. Here’s how it is unfolding, according to Andy Kuchta, director of Clermont County CommuKuchta nity and Economic Development. » The Clermont County Port Authority agreed in September to essentially adopt Jungle Jim’s Eastgate expansion plans as an economic-development project. » Earlier this month, the port authority voted to issue up to $23.5 million in bonds to help Jungle Jim’s temporarily buy and make improvements to the nearly 41-acre site where “The Shoppes at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate” mall at 4450 Eastgate South Drive is located. The property is owned by the Union Township Community Improvement Corporation, the economic-development arm of the township. Jungle Jim’s, through its affiliate, the Noble Family Eastgate Co., has been leasing the property from the community improvement corporation. » Noble Family Eastgate Jungle Jim's International Market representatives say an expansion is planned for the Eastgate location, but are mum on details.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS now is exercising its previously negotiated right to buy the property for $8.5 million. » The Clermont County Port Authority will purchase the property from the Noble Family Eastgate with bond proceeds. “As of today, the bonds have not yet been issued, but they are currently being marketed by the port authority’s underwriter,” Kuchta said. The port authority will also allow Noble Family Eastgate to use proceeds from the sale of the bonds to satisfy outstanding obligations currently secured by the property and to make improvements there, including the construction of more retail space. Bond proceeds will not be used to acquire more property. » The Union Township Board of Trustees in July had created a “Special Improvement District” comprised of Jungle Jim’s site in Eastgate. » Nov. 14, Union Township agreed to, for a maximum of 20 years, annually bill property owners in Jungle Jim’s special improvement district a special assessment to pay off the bonds the Clermont County Port Authority issued. The district was created at the request of the Union Township Community Improvement Corporation, the property owner, with the blessing of Jungle Jim’s. “The special assessments are in addition to, not in lieu of, property taxes,” Kuchta said. “The normal real estate property taxes will still continue to be paid. “The purpose of the special improvement district is to impose a special assessment on the property, at the request of the property owner, to generate additional revenue to pay for public services,” Kuchta said. “The additional payments to the (special improvement district) will be for purposes of making bond payments.” » The port authority eventually will sell the property back to the Union Township Community Improvement Corporation for $1 and the community improvement corporation will once again become Jungle Jim’s landlord in Eastgate. So why this series of sales only to have the property return to the ownership of the Community Improvement Corporation? “Each of the agencies involved in this transaction have special skill sets that they are bringing to the table,” Kuchta said. “The port authority’s role as a conduit issuer is obviously important because the bond market is very familiar with port authority-issued bonds on projects such as this one. “The Union Township Community Improvement Corporation has an intimate understanding of Jungle Jim’s and the property itself, the Community Improvement Corporation has already served as Noble Family Eastgate’s landlord for the past few years and the Community Improvement Corporation has agreed to continue to commit its resources to administer the new lease to Noble Family Eastgate,” Kuchta said. “The lease payments, consisting basically of the special assessments, will help service the bond debt. “In consideration of that commitment and to coordinate efficient use of local economic development resources, the port authority will convey the property to the Community Improvement Corporation,” Kuchta said. » Annual debt service payments are scheduled to begin Dec. 1, 2014, and are currently estimated to be nearly $1.9 million. “The final sale price and interest rate of the bonds will likely result in a slight adjustment to that amount,” Kuchta said. What are Jungle Jim’s plans for the Eastgate location? “Jungle Jim’s has disclosed See JUNGLE, Page A2 FOOD Enjoy meatballs and be gluten-free with Giovanna Trimpe’s recipe. Full story, B3 ANOTHER LEVY? A West Clermont school levy could be a possibility in 2014 – or maybe not depending who is asked. Full story, A2 News .......................... 248-8600 Retail advertising .............. 768-8404 Classified advertising ......... 242-4000 Delivery ........................ 576-8240 See page A2 for additional information Contact us Vol. 33 No. 34 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A2 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 NEWS COMMUNITY JOURNAL CLERMONT W. Clermont tax-hike plan dead for now By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org Find news and information from your community on the Web Amelia • cincinnati.com/amelia Batavia • cincinnati.com/batavia Batavia Township • cincinnati.com/bataviatownship New Richmond • cincinnati.com/newrichmond Ohio Township • cincinnati.com/ohiotownship Pierce Township • cincinnati.com/piercetownship Union Township • cincinnati.com/uniontownship Williamsburg • cincinnati.com/williamsburg Williamsburg Township • cincinnati.com/williamsburgtownship News Eric Spangler Editor .......................576-8251, email@example.com Keith BieryGolick Reporter ...............248-7683, firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Hoffman Reporter ..................248-7574, email@example.com Lisa Wakeland Reporter ...................248-7139, firstname.lastname@example.org Forest Sellers Reporter ....................248-7680, email@example.com Jeanne Houck Reporter....................248-7129, firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Laughman Sports Editor ........248-7573, email@example.com Tom Skeen Sports Reporter ...............576-8250, firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Springer Sports Reporter ........... 576-8255, email@example.com UNION TWP. — A West Clermont school levy could be a possibility in 2014. However, the district’s newest school board members are considering other alternatives. Prior to the defeat of a 5.8-mill additional taxhike proposal Nov. 5, Superintendent Keith Kline said another levy would be put on the ballot in 2014 if it failed. He said the millage would also likely be higher and that the district could potentially be put in Advertising Delivery To place an ad .............................513-768-8404, EnquirerMediaAdvertising@enquirer.com For customer service .....................576-8240 Stephen Barraco Circulation Manager...248-7110, firstname.lastname@example.org Marilyn Schneider District Manager .....248-7578, email@example.com Index Calendar ................. B2 Classifieds ................ C Food ...................... B3 Life ........................ B1 Police .................... B7 Schools .................. A4 Sports .................... A6 Viewpoints ............. A8 Classified To place a Classified ad .................. 242-4000, www.communityclassified.com To place an ad in Community Classified, call 242-4000. a state of Fiscal Emergency. A school district can be placed in Fiscal Emergency by the state auditor if both of these conditions exist: (1) An operating deficit has been certified for the current fiscal year by the auditor of state, and the certified operating deficit exceeds 8 per cent of the school district's general fund revenue for the preceding fiscal year; (2) A majority of the voting electors have not voted in favor of levying a tax that the auditor of state expects will raise enough additional revenue to meet the projected deficit. If the district is placed in the Fiscal Emergency category a five-member commission would be appointed by state and local government to control district finances. However, incoming board members Jim Lewis, Mark Merchant and Steve Waldmann have said they are not in favor of a tax-hike proposal at this time. “Right now I sincerely doubt (the superintendent) will get board approval to put (a levy) on Waldmann Lewis the ballot any time soon,” said Lewis. “The people spoke pretty loudly (during the election). Merchant said he is also reticent to put another levy on the ballot. “That doesn’t mean forever,” he said. “But today I cannot support a levy.” Waldmann, who is a business manager for the Kings Local School District, said a thorough analysis of district finances is needed “before we can consider what options might be available to us.” “I think it’s premature to decide if there needs to be a levy at this point,” he said. However, the newcomers vary in how they plan to address funding challenges in the district. Lewis has suggested shared services. He said transportation and food services could of equipment, for refrigeration and (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) maintenance and upgrades and for the construction of a new retail building on the property,” Kuchta said. “Outside the scope of the current project, I don’t know what — if any – expansion plans may be on the radar for Jungle potentially be shared with another district. Lewis said outsourcing some administrative positions should also be a consideration. Merchant said he wants to conduct a thorough review of the district’s budget and that salaries are a consideration. “This whole thing needs to be turned upside down and shaken out,” he said about the budget. Merchant said the individual schools can play a role. “The schools have their own budgets, and they need to be combed through even more intensively than they have in the past,” he said. He said Fiscal Emergency is an issue which will need to be addressed and that he wants input from the superintendent and staff. When asked if staffing reductions were an option, Waldmann responded “unfortunately, it’s the nature of the beast when you have an operation that is 80 percent personnel.” “That is not to imply anything,” he said. “That is just the reality of public education.” Jungle Continued from Page A1 plans for the acquisition of the property from the Union Township Community Improvement Corporation, for parking lot enhancement and maintenance, for roof replacement, for the acquisition Jim’s.” Jimmy Bonaminio, marketing manager for Jungle Jim’s, said the business has “big plans” for its Eastgate store, “but they’re not final, so we don’t want to talk about them yet.” Bonaminio did offer this teaser: Expect to see construction work there by year’s end. The region's most highly specialized lung cancer team, working for you. Choose expertise. This year,celebrate downtown. 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UCHealth.com/lungexperts CE-0000574187 CE-0000574935 NEWS NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • A3 Batavia Twp. removes trees for safety By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org BRIEFLY Williamsburg Garden Club to meet Dec. 3 mation visit the web site at www.williamsburggardenclub.com. This event is free and open to the community. CE-0000575626 BATAVIA TWP. — Several foliage clearing projects should make Batavia Township roads safer. During the November meeting of the Batavia Township Board of Trustees, Service Director Ken Embry detailed several projects to improve motorist visibility. Embry said the township will work with Cincinnati Gas and Electric to clear three ash trees from the right of way on Judd Road. This has been an ongoing problem, said Embry. He said a joint effort to clear the trees should be completed this month. Additionally, Embry said foliage on a corner of Greenbriar Road near Old State Route 32 will also be removed. Embry said bus drivers have complained about visibility when picking up and dropping off students at the site. He said installation of a convex mirror had been considered, but was not feasible. The property owner at that location has given permission to clear obstructing foliage at Embry Perry that corner, said Embry. “Visibility is not perfect, but it made a huge difference,” he said. Embry also provided an update on a request by Clermont County Post 3954 to erect some type of barrier at the corner of Greenbriar Road and Old State Route 32. Representatives from the Post said a lighted sign affixed to a wood pole at that location has frequently been hit by motorists. They had asked if a pylon or guard rail could be installed. Embry said the Post would have to get permission from the county to install any type of barrier since it would be in the right of way. He said any type of “obstruction” in the right of way would likely be rejected. Trustee Randy Perry recommended contacting the Post to discuss other potential options. Embry said a potential solution could be to relocate the sign. The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the home of Lucy Snell, 4466 Ireton Road, Williamsburg. Members are to answer roll call with the name of a plant they connect with Christmas. The program for the evening “Applied Imagination” will be presented by Cindy Johnson. The Club will participate in the Williamsburg Christmas Walk 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Community Building, Front and Main streets. Christmas decor items will be available at a silent auction. Members will be decorating the Main Street bridge for Christmas as one of their community beautification projects. The club welcomes new members. For additional infor- Astronaut at UC Clermont Dec. 6 UC Clermont College will host an evening with NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle commander Rick Searfoss at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Student Activities Center, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Searfoss will be traveling to UC Clermont College to interact with the Space and Aviation STEM academy students and following his visit with the students, he will make a presentation to the public. The following is a list of programs for Dec., 2013, through February, 2014, sponsored by the Clermont County Genealogical Society. They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information call 723-3423. » Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 1 p.m. at Doris Wood Library 180 S. 3rd St. Batavia. Program: Annual CCGS Holiday Party and Show and Tell. Bring a treat to share and plan on Genealogy programs offered showing and telling about an item which belonged to one of your ancestors. » Saturday, Jan. 4, 1 p.m. at Doris Wood Library, 180 S. 3rd St., Batavia. Program: Genealogy Goals for 2014: Need some post-holiday help making 2014 genealogical resolutions? Come to join in our discussion on how to set attainable goals for the year. » Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. at Doris Wood Library, 180 S. 3rd St., Batavia. Program: Our 2014 Genealogy Goals: Developing a Plan for Success RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES At the SEM Retirement Communities we wish to thank our staff, volunteers, families and friends who together provide a home “where caring g relationships p thrive”. TERRACE VILLA LAURELS MANOR HAVEN 513-248-1140 513-831-3262 513-248-0126 513-474-5827 513-248-1270 Milford Milford Milford Milford Anderson Twp. www.semcommunities.org CE-0000574657 A4 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 SCHOOLS Editor: Eric Spangler, email@example.com, 576-8251 COMMUNITY CommunityPress.com JOURNAL ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS Leo Joffe, left, and Alex Riemann, both of Indian Hill, decide which pumpkins to take home after their Cincinnati Country Day field trip to Shaw Farm. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Cincinnati Country Day second-grader Luke Heekin of Hyde Park smiles as he spends time behind bars in the "Jail" at Shaw Farm. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ A day on the Cincinnati Country Day School’s second-graders recently had a ball at Shaw Farm near Milford, where they went on a hayride, followed by a quick lesson on how pumpkins, squash and soybeans grow. They also spent time on the farm’s “playground” where they climbed in and on structures, including wagons and a teepee, and got to pet or observe farm animals. Each child got to choose a pumpkin to take home. FARM Cincinnati Country Day's 37 second-graders split up on two wagons for a Halloween-themed hayride at Shaw Farm. Teacher Priscilla Schoeny of Madeira is on the left, and teacher Tresonne Peters of Forest Park is on the right. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Julia Oole of Madeira walks out of a teepee displayed at Shaw Farm on a Cincinnati Country Day field trip to Shaw Farm. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Cincinnati Country Day second-graders choose a pumpkin to take home at the end of their field trip to Shaw Farm near Milford. Selecting pumpkins are, from left, Caroline Ramirez of Indian Hill, Story Rufener of Mt. Washington, Parker Corbin of Loveland and Jalen Dandridge of West Chester Township. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Giovanna Bortolon of Madeira, left, and Izzy Ramirez of Indian Hill, both Cincinnati Country Day students, have fun climbing on a wagon. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Cincinnati Country Day second-graders checking out gourds are, from left, Parker Corbin of Loveland, Ethan Bourque of Sycamore Township, Maddy Ross of Union Township and Emma Schnieber of West Chester Township. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Ethan Boswell of Maineville reacts to the Tin Man in a Wizard of Oz display at Shaw Farm near Milford on a Cincinnati Country Day second-grade field trip. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ Yahna Yihad of Madeira, a Cincinnati Country Day second-grader, rests on a wagon "driven" by Raggedy Ann and Andy. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ NEWS NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • A5 Serving Greater Cincinnati and Surrounding Areas BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SAVINGS!!! CREDENZA HUTCH, EXECUTIVE DESK, & COMPUTER CREDENZA COMPLETE 3 PIECE OFFICE GROUP LIST $1299.99 CLEARANCE $399.95 Bookcases not available. 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The following is a rundown of the local squads. The Barons are defending Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican Division champs under last year’s Coach of the Year, Craig Mazzaro. In his 17th year, Mazzaro should rack up his 200th career win this season as he needs just seven. Four starters return from an 18-5 (9-1 SBAAC-American) team in 6-foot-5 forward Tommy Hacker, 6-foot-3 junior forward Garrett Weaver, 6-foot-1 senior guard Jack Mickler and 6-foot-1 junior guard Keegan Carson. Hacker is a three-year starter and reigning SBAAC-American Player of the Year, while Weaver made first team as a sophomore. Mickler and Carson are all also in their third year on varsity. “We have experienced players and good size,” Mazzaro said. “Three guys are 6-5 or more and all are contributors. We must improve our shooting and rebounding to have a special season.” Adding to Hacker’s length are 6-foot-6 junior T.J. Reed and 6-foot-6 freshman Ryan Turner. Amelia begins the season at Mount Healthy Dec. 2. They return home against Western Brown Dec. 6. Amelia Tyler Flanigan of Glen Este goes up through traffic and draws the foul in a game against Milford last season. Flanigan is Glen Este’s top returning scorer.BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS Amelia’s Tommy Hacker gets behind the Colerain defense for an easy two points in the Barons’ Division I sectional contest last February.TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS Batavia The Bulldogs finished 9-14 overall, 7-4 I the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division, good for third in the league behind Georgetown and Williamsburg. Head coach Mike Hatfield graduated five players from that team, including two fulltime starters and another parttimer. Senior Kyle Schmitgen returns for his third season as the starting point guard. Classmate Chris Borque, who was SBC player of the year in soccer in the fall, returns at forward. Joining them is a rare foursport athlete in Austin Sammons, who played golf and ran cross country in the fall and also Glen Este’s Tyler Burdick stares down an opponent for the Trojans. He is one of four returning starters along with Tyler Flanigan, Logan Harris and Kyle Keszei.SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS kind of team. I think we’re going to shoot it much better than we have in the past.” The Bulldogs open Nov. 30 on the road at St. Bernard. The Trojans struggled in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference last season at 4-19 (0-12 league) but do return four starters. All four were also main contributors on the football team, so they’ve had a few weeks of running without pads. Coach Dave Caldwell’s top returning scorer is 6-foot-3 senior Tyler Flanigan who was ECC honorable mention averaging 8.2 points and 5. 1 rebounds per game. Tyler Burdick is an undersized 6-foot-1 center who makes up for his lack of height with incredible toughness and tenacity. Glen Este plays baseball in the spring. Senior Nick Herron should be a solid post presence. Hatfield has a pair of freshmen who will see plenty of varsity action, if not start, for the Bulldogs. Guard Jacob McElfresh – son of Batavia girls coach Jason McElfresh – is an excellent shooter. Garrett Krauss stands 6-foot-4 and should contribute down low. Hatfield said the SBC crown runs through Georgetown Amelia High School’s T.J. Reed pulls up for a jump shot during a recent practice. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS again. “Other than that, I think everyone is going to be kind of equal,” he said. “There are a lot of new coaches in the league – CNE, Felicity, Blanchester – so it’s kind of hard to say what they’re going to do, but I think we’ll compete. “I think we have the potential to be an up-and-down (the floor) Glen Este’s guards are Logan Harris and Kyle Keszei. Keszei plays point and was the thirdleading scorer last season at 7.3 per game. Flanigan, Burdick, Harris and Keszei are all threeyear starters. “I like our experience and athleticism,” Caldwell said. “As we went to a youth movement two years ago, we are counting on this year for it to come up big for us.” Glen Este starts the season at Mariemont Nov. 30. Their home opener is against Walnut Hills Dec. 6. McNicholas The Rockets went 13-11 and finished second in the GCL Central behind Roger Bacon last season before falling to Taft in See HOOPS, Page A7 PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Mark Motz email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Boys bowling » Glen Este defeated Amelia Nov.19. Senior Blake Huber had the high series for the Trojans with a 449. » Glen Este recently celebrated the signings of three student-athletes: Bailey Miller, softball, Ohio Dominion; Leslie Campbell, bowling, Wright State; and Blake Huber, bowling, Wright State. » Senior Night is an important time in an athlete’s high school career and the Community Press & Recorder, along with cincinnati.com, would like College signings Fall senior moments » Glen Este beat Amelia Nov. 19. Senior Leslie Campbell had the high series with a 480. Girls bowling to highlight those moments. Please send a photo from your Senior Night to email@example.com. Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the school and the sport by Friday, Nov. 29. The photo can be of all the team’s seniors or a photo of athletes with their parents. Photos will run in print Dec. 18-19 and will be used in a cincinnati.com photo gallery. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@ communitypress.com. » The Community Press & Recorder, along with cincinnati.com, would like to give readers over the holidays the ability to catch up with local high school stars doing well in college athletics. In what has become an annual readership project, parents/ friends of college athletes are welcome to send a photo and brief description of their college athletes’ accomplishments Catching up with College Athletes over the last calendar year to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the names of the people in the photo as they are shown, the college name and sport, parents’ names, where the athlete lives, what weekly newspaper they get at home and their accomplishments by Friday, Dec. 13. Photos will run in print Jan. 1 and be used in a cincinnati.com photo gallery. Questions can be directed to mlaughman@ communitypress.com. SPORTS & RECREATION NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • A7 Cincinnati Saints hope merger boosts fortunes By Adam Turer email@example.com Starting a professional soccer team in Cincinnati is a challenging endeavor. Many have tried and, ultimately, fell short of their goals. David Satterwhite and the Cincinnati Saints hope that a recent merger with Louisville’s River City Legends will boost the Saints’ fortunes and lead to longevity. The Saints have been around since 2009, providing professional men’s and women’s teams as well as a youth program. The Saints have partnered with the Legends and will play the 2013-14 season in the Professional Arena Soccer League premier division as the River City Saints. The partnership will broaden the reach of both programs and should increase the organization’s chances of moving up in the professional ranks. “As we start to look for players outside of the city, we are going to continue to set the bar higher and higher every year. By continuing to set the bar higher and higher, this means that Cincinnati’s youth players will be able to see a higher level of play, right here in their own backyard,” said Satterwhite, the Saints’ president and CEO. “Therefore, all players in the area that want to reach the level of the Cincinnati Saints will have to improve their game to keep up with the higher standards that we will continue to set, thus increasing the level of play overall in the Cincinnati area.” Several local players populate the rosters of the Saints and Lady Saints, including siblings Sam and Liz Miller. Both played for Anderson High School and the University of Cincinnati. Sam is a coach for Cincin- nati Kings Hammer Academy, and plays for the Saints when his coaching schedule permits. He is excited about the partnership with River City and what it means for the future of Cincinnati soccer. “Dave Satterwhite has been aggressive in creating partnerships with sponsors and now with another fairly local club. Having professional teams with a youth system helps give knowledge of the game back to kids and also creates a built-in fan base,” Sam Miller said. “As far as moving up professional levels, you have to have a sustainable business model that can attract fans consistently, which hopefully leads to good players who are paid to join the club. Top level outdoor and indoor clubs spend good money on players and also possibly have a nice venue they can call home.” For the 2013-14 season, view East on Dec. 3. Their home opener is with Hillcrest on Dec. 6. Because this is their probationary season before being a fullfledged OHSAA member next year, the Lions can again participate in the Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association tournament. The Lions went 11-12 last season, finishing third in the Southern Buckeye Conference American at 5-5. Head coach Brian McMonigle graduated four seniors from that team, but only one full-time starter. Returning are seniors Josh Heiden at guard, Caleb Hayward at forward and John Ernst in the post. Ernst could join the 1,000point club this season and work his way into the top 10 or 15 scorers in school history. Also back is junior small forward C.J. Grogan. A pair of juniors in Isaiah Young and Bryce Kroeger vie for the point guard position. Classmate John Buckingham – younger brother of recent Minnesota signee Josie Buckingham for the New Richmond girls team – provides good size at 6foot-6. Sophomore Frankie Taulbee should contribute at shooting guard. “We go pretty deep this year,” McMonigle said. “They’re getting after it in practice and working hard, pushing each other.” Look for the Lions to stick with the man-to-man defense McMonigle favors and to run when it’s prudent. “It takes a mental toughness to play man against everybody,” he said. “I think our kids have that kind of toughness. We would like to run when we have the opportunity, but we also want to make sure we get a good shot, not just hurry up and shoot.” McMonigle said defending champion Amelia is the team to beat in the SBC American, with his club, Goshen and Western Brown pushing the Barons. The Lions open the season Dec. 3 at Deer Park before coming home Dec. 6 to host Goshen. the Saints are calling the Tri-County Soccerplex home. Cincinnati soccer fans will recognize many familiar faces on the rosters, including several who played for the Cincinnati Kings. Now, Kentucky soccer fans will migrate north to follow their favorite players. “Building a roster of very talented players at this level is definitely not easy but we have actually relied on our current players to recommend players that they have played with,” said Satterwhite. “We have built a very good team that way over the last four years. We now have the resources and name recognition to go to other cities looking for players.” Team chemistry is important, especially playing in one of the lower professional levels. Fortunately, the Saints have a good understanding of what they need to do to build soccer interest in last season, but posted a 7-3 mark good for second place behind champion Georgetown in the Southern Buckeye Conference National. Head coach Dan McKibben lost five seniors – four of them starters – to graduation from that team, but he doesn’t mind. “We should be able to compete,” he said. “With as many people as we lost, we should be able to surprise a few people out there.” The lone returning starter is senior guard this region. It goes beyond just performing on the pitch. “Most of the current players have Cincinnati or Dayton ties and have known each other for a few years,” said Miller. “I think what all the guys have in common is that love playing and wanted to continue their career at a good level after college and in this town the Saints are the best option. The guys get along easily with common goals in mind to grow soccer here.” Satterwhite hopes that the merger with the River City Legends will have a trickle-down effect on youth soccer in the region, which in turn will broaden the organization’s fan and sponsor base. The more fans the Saints have, the more revenue they can bring in; revenue is the key to moving up in the professional ranks. The first four years of the program were spent focusing on Colton Brown. A trio of football players fresh from their first home playoff season in more than 30 years should find themselves in the starting rotation. Among them are senior forward Nick Felts, junior forward Josh Wells and junior guard Austin Horn. “We’re getting them into basketball shape,” McKibben said. “We didn’t have them at the start of practice, but that’s a good problem to have. The school is very excited after what they did in football.” building infrastructure of players, coaches, staff and sponsors. The consolidation with River City will play a big role in the organization’s next step, of getting out in the community and building a large fan base. “One thing I will not do as the President and CEO of the club is to jump into these higher pro leagues before we have the fan base to support those levels. This has been the biggest mistake of every professional soccer team in Cincinnati before us and why every team before the Saints have folded,” said Satterwhite. “I have made promises to my players, staff and fans that we will always be around even if it takes us 30 years to get to the higher pro levels. Our players, staff and fans have invested a lot time, energy and money to support the Cincinnati Saints. I refuse to let that go unrewarded.” “We’ll play mostly a man defense and we’re going to look to push the ball a little. We should be a decent shooting team, able to score.” McKibben said Georgetown remains the team to beat in the SBC with Batavia as the second favorite. The Wildcats meet the Bulldogs early, facing them on the road Dec. 6 after opening at Gamble Montessori Dec. 4. ‘Burg comes home Dec. 7 to face New Miami and plays Georgetown at home Dec. 13. New Richmond Gavin Carson is Miami Valley Christian Academy’s lone senior this season.TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Hoops Continued from Page A6 the sectional finals. Head coach Tim Monahan graduated five seniors from that club, including three starters. Two senior starters return in guard Danny Bryan and post player Brian Corpuz. Junior Greg Kent should land the starting point guard role, while a trio of classmates in Sean Byrne, Kyle Morrisroe and Jacob Bradley compete for the remaining starting positions. “We’ll be better as we go along in the season,” Monahan said. “We could take some lumps early. We won’t even get our football guys back until (Nov. 24), so we haven’t been able to practice with the whole team. “Once we get those guys back, we’ll need to get them in basketball shape. We’re not real big, so we’re going to try to play a quicker game. I feel like once we have everybody in shape we can go pretty deep and keep coming at you.” Defensively, look for the Rockets to stick to their traditional man-toman principles with an occasional zone wrinkle available depending on the opponent. Monahan said Bacon should be the team to beat in the new GCL Coed, with Purcell Marian a possible dark-horse contender. McNick opens the season on the road Dec. 6 at St. Henry in Northern Kentucky before the home opener Dec. 7 against Madeira. Miami Valley Christian Academy With all five returning starters from a 9-13 (5-11 Ohio Valley Athletic League) team, coach Pat Pugh hopes to get the Lions to the form they had when they last won a league title in 2011. MVCA is still young with just one senior starter in Gavin Carson. The rest of the lineup is junior Malique Ward and sophomores Jamie Carson, Jake Kaiser and Tony Caner. Ward is ineligible until the second quarter but could become the school’s first 1,000 point scorer by the end of the season as he’s been on varsity since his freshman year. “Having everyone back from last year’s very young team is exciting,” Pugh said. “Last year we had eight freshmen playing a lot of varsity minutes. We are anxious to see how the guys play this year with a season under their belts.” The remainder of the Lions are sophomores Griffin Dickerson, Adam McCoy, Bransen Vilardo and Ben Huxtable. MVCA opens at River- Come down and join Paul Daugherty, his special guest and Enquirer sports personalities at Moerlein Lager House, Tuesday nights at 7pm. It’s a live show... so anything can happen! PRESENTED BY: JOSEPH Auto.com Cincy’s #1 Auto Group Williamsburg The Wildcats finished a game below .500 at 11-12 GIVEAWAYS AUDIENCE Q & A PHOTOS AUTOGRAPHS A8 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 VIEWPOINTS and Clermont counties. It also has an enclave in Hamilton County. Madeira is in it. Indian Hill, to the east of it isn’t. Oded Indeed the 2nd Zmora COMMUNITY PRESS District reaches all the GUEST COLUMNIST way west to Mount Healthy. The first district manages to cover some of Hamilton County, squeeze through a corridor about two miles wide and then suddenly expand and cover most of Warren County. In the 11th District Editor: Eric Spangler, firstname.lastname@example.org, 576-8251 COMMUNITY CommunityPress.com JOURNAL EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM Congressional districts are not logical When cutting a birthday cake we try to give all the kids equal size pieces. The simplest way is to use a straight knife. Each piece looks more or less the same, which decreases the chance that a guest will complain about getting a smaller piece. This simple method of division has apparently not reached the state house. When one looks at the map of congressional districts, one has to wonder what sort of mathematics was at work. The congressional districts have the most irregular borders seen on the map of the earth. The 2nd District covers Pike, Highland, Brown, Adams Akron is disconnected from its surroundings and connected through a narrow neck to Cleveland. The 6th District starts at the southern border of the state across from Huntington, West Virginia, and extends all the way to Youngstown. It’s not that our state legislatures don’t know how to do math. They do it very well. This practice of drawing up strange maps, otherwise known as gerrymandering, has been practiced for 200 years in this country. It is practiced both by Republicans and Democrats. The party leaders are trying to make sure the districts are divided in a way which will help their party stay in power. They are trying to eat the cake and keep it all to themselves. What happens is that instead of having a government for the people, by the people we are stuck with a government for the parties, by the parties. The possibility of real debate and possible change becomes impossible. The minorities in each district or state feel their votes don’t count and they have no chance of changing government. The elected officials don’t represent the interests of all their constituents. How can U.S. Rep. Wenstrup represent the farmer in Pike County and the urban population of Mount Healthy 100 miles away? If the ruling parties would take a moral stance and make the map more logical, government would improve. Instead of talking to the interest groups controlling each party, the representatives would have to communicate with a bigger, more diverse audience - the voters. You can have a look at the congressiona l district map at http://bit.ly/SFSZRU. Let your state representative know what you think about it, whether it looks logical or not. Oded Zmora lives in Pierce Township. CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you think President Obama will be able to keep his promise that Americans will be able to keep canceled health insurance policies for a year as companies and consumers adjust to the new demands of the health care law? Why or why not? NEXT QUESTION The Ohio House has passed a bill which would redefine selfdefense and circumstances where the use of force trumps the duty to retreat to public settings, such as stores and streets. Under current law, residents need not retreat before using force if they are lawfully in their homes, vehicles or the vehicle of an immediate family member. Is this good legislation? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to email@example.com with Chatroom in the subject line. “Can we all stop and take a breath right now? There has been so much bashing of the president that I don’t want to hear it any more. “I recognize that the new system is not working. Many times in my life I have experienced a computer program needing time to actually work. I also recognize that many people are waiting to enroll in health care and that many people cannot afford to lose the health care they currently enjoy. I do believe this situation will improve, the president’s promise will be kept and we will all get what we need. Cooler heads must prevail.” E.E.C. “No he won’t be able to keep that promise! He never intended to keep it! It was a total lie and he knew it. “The purpose of Obamacare is a mass redistribution of wealth. It has nothing to do with health care reform. It has everything to do with government control and socialist policy. “Sadly, it must be conceded that the president of the United States of America is an arrogant, narcissistic, bold-faced liar.” R.W.J. “‘Keep his promise???’ This lying cypher is incapable of truth!!!” J.G. “I heard Speaker Boehner say the other day that “America has the best health-care delivery system in the world.” If he is that badly out of touch with real- ity he shouldn’t be allowed to win another election. My personal wealth was wiped out by this system. I was forced to pay endlessly rising premiums (which ended at $20,000 per year, when I could no longer afford them) and massive deductibles on top of that. “I have liens on my house from debt collectors who were too lazy to try to contact my insurance company to find out why they weren’t getting paid and who wouldn’t tell me what the charges were for so I could tackle the insurance company on my own. “I have never been sick enough to be hospitalized and I have paid full rates for the minor problems I have due to the deductibles. And because I wasn’t able to qualify for a group plan the hospitals and doctors charged me much more than other people pay for the same treatment. The reason is that I have one child with a spontaneous mutation genetic disease and two other family members who had ‘pre-existing conditions’ during the time I was insured. My own family thinks I could have “shopped around” for insurance, but they never actually tried to do it. “The best I could do was to get a policy like the one I already had, which wouldn’t cover my family for a year during which I would have had to pay double premiums to make sure we didn’t have a crisis that wasn’t covered by the old policy. “How many people who vote for Republicans can afford $40,000 per year for medical insurance? “The Affordable Care Act takes care of most of the issues I face, but it’s too late. I still have to go to court to get the liens lifted because judges imposed them on the word of the insurance companies without giving me a chance to present the facts. And I can’t be sure I will get rid of them all. “No one deserves our support if they have criticism, but aren’t willing to propose solutions. And these problems don’t just affect a handful of unfortunate citizens. “The insurance companies are out of control and the hospital corporations are out of control. Doctors are part of the problem, because they don’t see earning 10 times as much as their patients to be a problem. “And all of the Republicans deserve to be shaken out of the stupor they have fallen into with their false numbers on welfare and uninsured.” N.F. asking, basically, will Obama be able to keep his new promise that any Americans who want to keep their current plans will keep them until next year – if the insurance company allows it. Don’t make me laugh.” R.V. “First, let’s be clear, that was NOT a promise. It was just another one of his campaign lies. He knew from the start that most Americans could not keep their current plans since they could not possibly conform to Obamacare (eg. seniors with maternity coverage?). “Secondly, this scheme depends on overcharging the currently insured and young who will not participate. Thirdly, when the employer mandate kicks-in 70 percent of those who get insurance through work will be canceled. Medicaide signups are growing rapidly through the exchanges. This is all by design on the way to Obama’s goal of a single payer socialized medicine!!” D.J.H. these companies are using the law as an excuse to eliminate less profitable plans and mislead panicked customers into buying their more expensive replacement plans. “In most cases cancellation is due to the fact that these ‘junk plans’ are recipes for disaster if the holder has the audacity to get sick. They may not offer hospitalization or prescription coverage. Insurance companies are now required to disclose this. Many may not want to admit how inadequate their products really were. “If you hold one of these noncompliant plans do you really want to keep it? This could be a lifesaving change. But a promise is a promise, right?” K.M. “Yes, despite all the anti-federal government propaganda and (conscious and unconscious) racism to the contrary, I do believe President Obama will be able to keep this promise for the year-long coverage extension. He wants to help the poor and uninsured get affordable healthcare. After all this time, that should not be so difficult to understand.” TRog ABOUT LETTERS AND COLUMNS We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 400 to 500 words. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Thursday E-mail: clermont@community press.com. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: Bethel Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Bethel Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. “The insurance industry will figure it out. They have a winwin situation no matter what with all that cash available and they’ll get plenty of ours. “I feel sorry for progressives, having carried their experiment arrogantly, making promises. Balance is the key, voters.” K.P. “I truly believe that President Obama cares deeply for all Americans, is doing what he can to alleviate the canceled health care policies and to help the American people get through this. No matter what your opinion is of the Affordable Care Act it is doing good, insuring those who could not get coverage due to pre-existing conditions. “Have cancer (very scary word) or any other life altering disease? It’s covered now. It is a blessing to be able to have adult children age 26 or under to be included in their parents’ plan. Too many spout criticism without fully knowing all of the facts, just their opinions and others’ rumors. “Let time correct the discrepancies, let the health care take effect, let it work into the next year, and then see where the majority of Americans stand.” J.B. “President Obama’s first promise was ‘Any Americans who want to keep their current plans will keep them - period!’ It is implied by the Journal’s question that Obama has failed to keep that promise. Now you are “This now depends on the insurance companies themselves. Under the ACA all plans must provide a certain level of coverage. This was intended to eliminate the threat of financial ruin through healthcare costs in the event of catastrophic illness. Isn’t that what we expect from insurance? “Why didn’t the insurance companies simply upgrade policies to comply? In some cases “I do not think that this new promise is any more genuine than the previous ones. It took the insurance companies three and a half years to prepare for meeting the guidelines that Kathleen Sebelius added in after the ACA had been passed by the Democratic-controlled House and Senate and had been signed into law, just one of many regulations added in later. “First, it isn’t even clear whether it is legal for the president to stipulate this new promise, but I will readily acknowledge that this has not stopped him previously. In any case, the president does not really want the insurance companies to pull back on the cancellation letters, nor does he expect them to be able to do so. He obviously recognizes that the very most they could possibly do is to create new plans to offer up to the end of 2014, but these could not be exactly the plans originally held; and they would cost more, just as the exchange plans will. “This latest ‘promise’ was just an attempt to quiet the discontent over the cancellation letters, those cancellations being the original intended result, and a necessity, in order to force people into signing on with an ACA exchange plan. “The president knew that his promises of ‘You can keep your health insurance plan if you like it, you can keep your doctor’ were rubbish, a fact of which he acknowledged during a videotaped committee meeting in 2010. He will just keep talking, probably offering still more promises that mean nothing, believing he can sway people back into believing and trusting him again. S.N. COMMUNITY CLERMONT JOURNAL A publication of 394 Wards Corner Road Loveland, Ohio 45140 phone: 248-8600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.communitypress.com Community Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron email@example.com, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013 he local nonprofit organization Lighthouse Youth Services recently had its annual fall fundraiser at Bishop’s Place Castle, the Clifton home of Jakki and Len Haussler. “Fashion, Food, Friends and Fun at the Castle“ featured an afternoon of boutique shopping, lunch provided by some of Cincinnati’s finest restaurants and Cincinnati Enquirer Food Critic Polly Campbell as T Fun at the castle the guest speaker. The Lighthouse fall event is conducted annually in a beautiful Cincinnati home, and it sells out every year. The event raised more than $60,000 to provide funding for Lighthouse programs and wish list items for the youth they serve. Area restaurants donated all the food, and participating boutiques donated a percentage of their sales to Lighthouse. LIFE COMMUNITY JOURNAL PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES At the Lighthouse Youth Services fall fundraiser at Bishop's Place Castle are Sherie Marek of Indian Hill and Joanie Lauch of Anderson Township. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN Bishop's Place Castle in Clifton, the home of Jakki and Len Haussler, is this year's location for Lighthouse Youth Services annual fall fundraiser. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN At Lighthouse Youth Services annual fall fundraiser are, in front Bob Mecum, president and CEO of Lighthouse Youth Services, Pierce Township; and Karen Cassidy, last year's fall event chair and hostess, Indian Hill; in back are Jakki Haussler, fall event chair and hostess, and her husband Len Haussler, Clifton. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN Katie Kerrey and Kristen DeMarco, both of Indian Hill, attend the Lighthouse Youth Services annual fall fundraiser. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN Helen Murdock, Audre Sedacca of Anderson Township and Linda Busken Jergens of Hyde Park enjoy the afternoon together at the Lighthouse Youth Services annual fall fundraiser. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN Brian Albach, Jan Timmel, Gregory Wells and Stephen Dauer dine together at Bishop's Place Castle, the location for this year's Lighthouse Youth Services fall fundraiser. Albach, Wells andDauer are with The Albach, Wells & Dauer Group at Morgan Stanley (Kenwood), a Points of Light Sponsor. THANKS TO TAMARA SULLIVAN B2 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 29 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Works by local artists: Ann Geise, Robert Coomer and Kate Albert. Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Barrel Sampling Event, Noon-6 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Underground Wine Cave. Sample unreleased vintages. Soft acoustic jazz of Emerson and Hagerman. Small sampling charge. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel. Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 831-1711. Union Township. FRIDAY, DEC. 6 Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Exercise Classes Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 478-6783. 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 coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. Through Dec. 27. 575-2102. Milford. Holiday - Christmas Free Holiday Party, 7-10 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Karaoke, dancing, food and silent auction. Babysitting provided. Benefits United Methodist Women missions. Free. 732-1400; www.emmanuel-umc.com. Batavia. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-9:15 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Union Township. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Gentle yoga begins in chair and ends on mat. Focus on strength, flexibility, pain management and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574. Amelia. Literary - Crafts LEGO Club, 10-11 a.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Attendees ages 5-12 invited to participate in themed challenges or build freestyle. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township. Milford’s annual Hometown Holidays is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30. The family-friendly event will feature a variety of holiday happenings as well as the shops, services and restaurants along the four-block Main Street (U.S. Route 50) historic district of Milford. For more information, call 575-5475. PROVIDED. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Business Classes T.A.L.K. Toastmasters of Milford, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Discover how membership in Toastmasters will improve your speaking skills, increase your thinking power and build your selfconfidence. Meets first and third Wednesdays of every month. Free. Presented by Milford T.A.L.K. Toastmasters. 831-3833; 2289.toastmastersclubs.org. Milford. Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland. Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Free. 831-1711. Union Township. MONDAY, DEC. 2 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. 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. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Crossings of Amelia, 58 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. For seniors. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Amelia. SilverSneakers Flex, 2:15-3 p.m., Bethel Woods Elderly Complex, 610 Easter Road, Move your whole body through complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-783. Bethel. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Parish Life Center. Free will donation at door. For ages 12 and up. 683-4244. Loveland. Beginner Yoga Classes, 6-8 p.m., Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Choose from Beginners Power Yoga Class at 6 p.m. or Candlelight Relaxation and restorative slow flow class at 7 p.m. $7 or $12 for both classes. 675-0954. Mount Carmel. Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. 943-4637; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia. area. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond. Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, Free. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Eastgate. Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1117 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford. 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. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Thousands of cut-yourown Canaan and balsam firs, Scotch and white pines; up to 12 feet. Tree cleaning, baling and saws available. Wreaths and balled-and-burlapped trees available. Farm animals, nativity display and hot chocolate. Family tailgate parties welcome. $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, 1348 Lyons Road, You pick Christmas tree, staff cuts. Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir. Sizes range 5-10 feet. $35-$45. 753-4572. Clermont County. Nature Off-Trail Hike, 9 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Strenuous hike covering uneven ground, and crossing logs and creeks. Ages 14 and older. Free, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. SATURDAY, DEC. 7 Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-11 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, Free. 417-6772; www.tops.org. Amelia. TUESDAY, DEC. 3 Education Intrepid Traveler’s Series: Antarctica, 7-8 p.m., Roads, Rivers and Trails, 118 Main St., Discover what it’s like to live and work in Antarctica. Learn about beauty, nature and effects of isolation. Free. Presented by Wanderlust: Wanderlearn. 800-7524. Milford. Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30-7:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, $5. 652-0286. Union Township. Craft Shows Craft/Vendor Event, 1-4:30 p.m., American Legion Post 288, 208 E. Main St., Several booths, raffles, split-the-pot, bake sale and pictures with Santa. Assists area needy families with Christmas. Free. Presented by Clermont County Needy Kids: Felicity Group. 374-1182. Williamsburg, Ohio. Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township. Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, 245 River’s Edge, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Milford. Exercise Classes SilverSneakers Flex, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, 5484 Summerside Road, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 11-11:45 a.m., O’Bannon Terrace, 6716 Ohio 132, Move to music through variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers Flex. 478-6783. Goshen. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Music - Acoustic Michael Paulik and Jeff Boeh, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; www.greenkayakmarket.com. New Richmond. Drink Tastings Snow on the Vine Holiday Sampling, Noon-4 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Prior releases, new releases of seasonal dessert wines and more. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel. Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Share cup of coffee or tea while counting birds. Free. 831-1711. Union Township. Special Events Hometown Holidays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Free. 575-5475. Milford. Literary - Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Discussion, 2-3:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Copies of book available to be checked out. Free. 752-5580. Amelia. SUNDAY, DEC. 1 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Exercise Classes Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. 237-4574. Amelia. Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 4-8 p.m., PetSmart Eastgate, 650 Eastgate South Drive, Cats and dogs available for adoption. Free. Presented by Clermont Pets Alive. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Eastgate. THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township. Holiday - Christmas Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Locust Corner United Methodist Church, 917 Locust Corner Road, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by firetruck. Free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and pancake breakfast. Free. 752-8459. Pierce Township. Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland. Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 7-8 p.m., ATA Taekwondo of Cincinnati, 4240 Mt Carmel Tabasco Road, Non-contact workout including cardio and strength training in energizing environment, using kicks, jabs, hooks and uppercuts to improve overall agility and power. $5. Through March 2. 652-0286. Union Township. Special Events Hometown Holidays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Milford, Main Street, Shopping, dining and holiday festivities. Horse-drawn carriage rides, antique fire truck rides, carolers, special promotions, music and Santa Claus (noon-5 p.m.). Free. Presented by Historic Milford Association. 575-5475. Milford. Exercise Classes SilverSneakers, 9-9:45 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Flex, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Summerside Woods, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Summerside. SilverSneakers, 1:30-2:15 p.m., O’Bannon Terrace, Call for pricing. 478-6783. Goshen. Chair/Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Holiday - Christmas Carol Fest, 7-8 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Christmas music. Join in singing familiar Christmas carols. Free refreshments follow the sing-along. Free. 231-4301. Anderson Township. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. SATURDAY, NOV. 30 Art Exhibits Paintings, Pixels and Prints Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; non-members pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott Diner, Free. 943-4637; greatscottdiner.com. Amelia. Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Undercroft. To support caregivers of elderly or disabled parents (relatives). Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483. Milford. Nature Evergreen Centerpieces, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by Dec. 2. Make a centerpiece with fresh evergreens. Bring gloves and pruners. Ages 12 and older. $22, vehicle permit required. 5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Literary - Book Clubs The Constant Readers Book Discussion, 6 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Copies of selection available at library. Ages 18 and up. Free. 528-1744. Union Township. Holiday - Trees Dirr Nurseries, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dirr Nurseries, $45 any size. 625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com. Goshen. Davidson Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Davidson Farm, $35-$45. 7534572. Clermont County. Clubs & Organizations TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:30-11 a.m., Amelia United Methodist Church, 19 E. Main St., Lower Level, Generations Room. Talk about healthier choices for living a healthier life. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Through Dec. 28. 417-6772; www.tops.org. Amelia. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford. Pets Clermont Pets Alive Pet Adoptions, 1-5 p.m., PetSmart, Free. 279-2276; www.clermontpetsalive.org. Milford. Literary - Libraries River City Writer’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Participants freely share their writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone their craft and network with fellow writers in Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Titles available in regular and large print for checkout at library. Free. 2480700. Milford. Pets Puppy Social, Noon-1 p.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.allcreatures.com. Amelia. Dining Events LIFE NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • B3 Gluten-free recipes fill new ‘Holy Chow’ cookbook I got some unexpected exercise today. The wind was blowing so hard when I hung up the clothes that it literally blew most of them off the line right after I put the clothespins on the last of the socks. Now I didn’t mind chasing the dish towels across the field, but it was a little embarrassRita ing to see Heikenfeld my “unRITA’S KITCHEN mentionables” flying freely toward the road. My girlfriend called me later and said she was driving by when all this happened. “Made me chuckle,” she said. I guess it’s what we call a cloud with a silver lining. doable gluten-free recipes, from appetizers like crab cakes that start your meal with flair to dinners that are entertainment worthy. Her eggplant Parmesan is unbelievably good. There’s a special section from friends and family. I contributed recipes for the dessert section. Every recipe has a photo along with a Bible quote relating to it, so you are feeding both body and soul. I chose Giovanna’s meatball and spaghetti recipe since that’s a universal favorite and a nice change from all the turkey we eat this time of year. Check out her website http://holychowbook.com/ for information to purchase the book. Also available at JosephBeth Booksellers in Rookwood and sells for $16.95. Prepare meatballs 11⁄2 pounds of ground chuck 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 egg white 11⁄2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dry 1 ⁄2 cup soy milk or any type lactose-free milk 11⁄2 cups bread crumbs Enjoy meatballs and be gluten-free with Giovanna Trimpe’s recipe.THANKS TO GIOVANNA TRIMPE. Giovanna’s gluten-free meatballs and spaghetti You know her as Joanne Trimpe, author of two Holy Chow cookbooks, the first of which is “Holy Chow” and the second, new one is “Holy Chow Gluten Free.” You may recognize her as a television personality and personal chef to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr. I know her as Giovanna, and we have become friends and colleagues. Giovanna decided to write another cookbook with gluten-free recipes because Archbishop Schnurr is gluten intolerant, yet enjoys good food. “I was nervous at first. I didn’t know much about gluten intolerance so I knew I needed to learn how to cook gluten free, but with all the flavor of my original recipes,” she said. Well, Giovanna has nailed it. Her book has really good, Now, this is where it is important to use glutenfree bread crumbs. You can buy frozen glutenfree bread and, using your food processor, make 11⁄2 cups. Work the meatball mixture with your hands. Keep hands wet while rolling meat into about two-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on a large plate while you finish. This should yield about 18-20 meatballs. Prepare simple tomato sauce Put 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil in large sauce pan on medium heat. Stir in 1⁄2 cup chopped onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add 3 cloves minced garlic and cook for only 2 or 3 minutes and be careful not to burn garlic. Add 2 teaspoons Kosher salt and 1 teaspoon pepper and simmer for another 2 or 3 minutes. Then add two 32 oz. cans whole tomatoes, crushed with your hands (or fresh tomatoes that are equal to the same amount). Cook for 5 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon dry basil or about 8-10 fresh basil leaves. Now add two 15 oz. cans tomato sauce and two 6 oz. cans tomato paste. Rinse out cans to get the most of the sauce. Measure out two cups of the juice/sauce water and add that to sauce. Simmer on low for 20 to 30 minutes for marinara sauce only, or 45 minutes to an hour if you are adding uncooked meatballs. Instant vanilla sauce for bread pudding, cake, etc. OK, trust me on this one. Instead of making vanilla sauce with eggs, etc. from scratch, just melt good quality vanilla ice cream slowly until it’s slightly warm. What you’ll wind up with is a not-too-thick sauce that is delicious on bread pudding or drizzled into hot chocolate. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. “We We treat t eat y your pet like family” Celebrating 10 Years at Current Location & Serving Animals Since 1971! FAMILY PET CENTER Anderson Township Anderson’s #1 stop for all your s wild bird seed, feeders, supplies and nature products. www.FamilyPetCenter.com CE-0000572119 6666 Clough Pike | (513) 231-7387(PETS) Mon.-Fri. 7-7 • Sat. 9-5• Sun. 12-5 Animal Rescue Fund Bingo 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio &(*)'')"!$#%$*') (2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES Call 513-843-4835 for more information INSTANT BOOTH OPEN MON-SAT 11-5PM November 30, 9am - 3pm Held at Amelia High School 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, OH 45103 Craft Show Lunch Available w/Homemade Soups Amelia High School 17th Annual Over 100 Crafters from the Tristate area will display their works FREE admission • DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS all day – For more information – Advanced technology with a personal touch CE-0000574766 www.ameliaboosters.com CE-0000569044 B4 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 LIFE DEATHS Charles Beziat Charles A. Beziat, 69, Amelia, died Nov. 15. Survived by wife Mary Jo Beziat; children Cherrie (Tony) Dippolito, Renee (Jeffrey) Scott, Danielle (Eric) Newman; grandchildren Camberly, Tiffany, Malina, Joshua, Matthew, Tyler, Jonathan, Isabella, Elijah, Emerson; brother Richard Beziat. Preceded in death by parents Henri, Charlotte Beziat. Services were Nov. 23 at Amelia United Methodist Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. grandchildren Ned, Tess Weidner; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Paul Blocher, brother James Simpson. Services were Nov. 23 at Batavia Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Moore Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Batavia Ridge Club, 715 E. Main St., Batavia. Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203. ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. (Sheila) Evans; sisters and brothers-in-law Carolyn (Roger) Behymer, Tom (Rita) Crellin. Preceded in death by husband Dan Crellin, father Paul Evans. Services were Nov. 18 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Ronald McDonald House. Timmy, Daniel, Shawn, Jennifer, Grace, Eddie, Margo, Delia, Clarissa, Connie, John, Paul, Dana, Mark, Adam, Jacob, Diane; great-grandchildren Gabrielle, Charlize, Noa, Dominic, Trinity. Preceded in death by husband Albert Hutchinson, daughter Carol Hutchinson. Services at were Nov. 22 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati. Garth Semple C. Garth Semple, 84, died Nov. 18. He was founder of Garth Semple and Associates, Inc. He was elected to the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named Terrace Park Alumni of the Year in 2008. Survived by wife Suzanne; son Brent; granddaughter Brenna, great-grandchildren Mason, Brooks, Jaxson; daughter-in-law Tina. Services were Nov. 22 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Walter Craig Sr. Walter Edward Craig Sr., 71, Williamsburg, died Nov.14. He was a plumber with Whitt Plumbing. Survived by children Walter (Darrell Roush) Jr., Angela (Tim Kinch) Craig; grandchildren Wesley Craig, Hannah Kinch; half-sister Dorie Craig; several step-sisters and brothers. Preceded in death by wife Alma Pence Craig, parents Arthur, Esther Howell Craig, siblings Carl, Betty, Janie. Services were Nov. 18 at Evans Funeral Home. Blaine Chetwood Blaine M. Chetwood, 78, Batavia Township, died Nov. 17. Survived by wife Linda Chetwood; sons Douglas, Chetwood Gregory, Christian, Bradley Chetwood; brothers Robert, Gary Chetwood; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 22 at Meyer Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Madelene Blocher Madelene Grace Blocher, 91, Batavia, died Nov. 18. She was a teacher for both the Batavia Local School District and Live Oaks, and she and her husband owned Blocher Pharmacy. She was a founder of the Batavia Ridge Club. Survived by daughters Linda (Norbert) Weidner, Sally Blocher; Pauline Hutchinson Pauline DuBois Hutchinson, 86, Batavia, died Nov. 17. She was an artist and interior decorator. Survived by children Ed (Kelly), Dan (Debbie), Jack (Mary) Hutchinson, Polly (Howard) Brown, Blanche (Dan) Jarvie, Mary (Dwight) Black, Jennifer (Mark) Mayhall, Patricia Marshall; grandchildren Chad, Ruth Stutz Ruth L. Stutz, 95, formerly of New Richmond, died Nov. 17. Survived by daughter Marcella (Jim) Haley; grandchildren Mark Haley, Christopher Stutz, Jennifer Morgan; sister Jessie Burnett; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Russell Stutz, son David Stutz, grandson Brent Haley, siblings Gladys Frazee, Edna Lewis, Harrison, Sarah Nagel, Viola Hitch, Katherine Middleton,. Services were Nov. 23 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to New Richmond Christian Church. Linda Crellin Linda Evans Crellin, 62, Monroe Township, died Nov. 14. Survived by sons Jamie (Beth), Jeff (Jessica ) Crellin; grandchildren Madison, Samantha, Alexis, Ellieanna Crellin; mother Violet Evans; brother Larry Donna Kidd Donna Muse Kidd, Amelia, died Nov. 14. Survived by children Stephanie Mofford, Doug (Sonya Lynn) Kidd; grandchildren Jeremy, Sebastion, Brandon, Autumn, Amber, Breanna Kidd, Christopher Mineer; great-grandchildren Gabriella, Jordan Stamm, Alexis Mineer; mother Loreta Kidd; siblings Anita Miller Watts, David Muse; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by brother Steven Muse. Services were Nov. 19 at Moore Family Funeral Home. Memorials to Susan J. Komen for the Cure. ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY 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 UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ” UNITED METHODIST Locust Corner Community United Methodist Church 917 Locust Corner Rd. (at Wagner) 513-752-8459 Traditional Worship : Sunday,10 am Bible Study : Sunday, 9 am Thursday, 7 pm Pastor: Allen R. Mitchell Join us in worshipping our risen Lord and sharing Christ’s love with our community. Edward Susshine Edward J. Susshine, 59, Batavia Township, died Nov. 15 Survived by wife Katrina Susshine; children Edward Jr. (Chrissy), Chris Susshine, Sara (E.J.) Perez, Bradley (Ashley), Brittany Lambert; grandchildren Ellie, Ryan, Daniel; parents Joseph, Martha Susshine; siblings Joseph, Michael, Jason Susshine, Julie Elfers, Jan Jones, Sue Bisher. Services were Nov. 19 at the First Baptist Church of Glen Este. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: First Baptist Church of Glen Este, 1034 Old State Route 74, Batavia, OH 45103. CALVARY ALLIANCE CHURCH Christine Kohl Christine C. Kohl, 49, died Nov. 10. She was a medical technician. Survived by husband Jeffrey Kohl; children Noah, Haley, Logan; mother Carol (Richard Bryant) Hershberger; siblings Heather (Brian) Hall, Scott Hershberger. Services were Nov. 16 at Guardian Angels. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. 509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group 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 CHURCH OF CHRIST GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net Worship Service A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today! Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service www.ameliaumc.org 10:45 a.m. Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Mary Ann Lammers Mary Ann Bucher Lammers, 101, Amelia, died Nov. 17. Survived by daughters Rosemary (Bill) Weimer, Janet (Ken) Myrick; grandchildren Randy Louallen, Michelle Rayburn, Jeané Tibbs, Theresa (Bill) Kenney, Jeanette (Don) Henning, Tom (Sherri), Mike (Carrie) Myrick; great-grandchildren Kaitlin, Bill Kenney, Ryan, Alainna Henning, Alex, Jacob, Justin, Jordan, Addy Myrick; four great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Earl Lammers, daughter Jean Louallen, grandson Stevie Louallen. Services were Nov. 22 at St. Bernadette. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:45am AWANA Ministry Wednesday 6:45 - 8:15pm Bible Study 7:00 - 8:00pm Youth grades 6-12 7:00 - 8:00pm Nursery provided for all services Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 10:30am Bible Study: 9:30am & 6:00pm Youth Groups: 6:00pm (except summer) Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) Raymond Thacker Raymond Thacker, 86, New Richmond, died Nov. 16. He was a minister. Survived by wife Betty Jo Thacker; children Sterling Ward, John, Timothy Thacker; Betty Jo Krusling; sisters Jeanette McIntosh, Thelma Fraley; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Preceded in death by daughter Rayve Lightner. Services were Nov. 20 at the New Richmond Church of God. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. 513.753.6770 1025 CLOUGH PIKE 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org www.cloughpike.com 752-3521 MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH 2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 SS 9:30AM, Sun Worship 10:45AM Wed. Prayer Service 7:00PM Childcare Provided for All Services www.monumentsbaptist.org Growing in Faith Early Learning Center NOW ENROLLING 513-427-4271 www.monumentsbaptist.org/ growinginfaith 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 CE-1001740114-01 NON-DENOMINATIONAL GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages! We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church. RELIGION ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia BAPTIST 770 South Riverside, Batavia OH 45103 Raymond D. Jones, Pastor 732-2739 BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE EPISCOPAL 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 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm Reaching the Heart of Clermont County First Baptist Church Sunday Morning Service Times are: 8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm www.LCchurch.tv Life Change TV Program Every Sunday Cincinnati Fox19 @ 11am Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555 www.LCchurch.tv FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 www.bumcinfo.org Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am 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 The month of November will focus on thankfulness. Sunday worship services are 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Brother Chet Sweet. The church is at 213 Western Ave., New Richmond; 553-4730. LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm 3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189 EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770 PRESBYTERIAN (USA) A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.lindalebaptist.com 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 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Take I-275 to exit 57 toward Milford, Right on McClelland, Right on Price, church soon on Right Services 9:15 am & 10:45 am Nursery provided at all services www.faithchurch.net 2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with 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 www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH www.cloughchurch.org 683-2525 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. Saint Peter Church Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org Pastor James Dinkel 513-528-9142 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 All are invited to a Christmas performance by the Forest Aires Women’s Chorus at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the church. Call 753-8223 for more details. Christmas Guitars by Steve Featherston is 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. The adult choir will have its presentation at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. The candlelight Christmas Eve service is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 24. The church is at 937 Old state Route 74, Eastgate; 753-8223. Glen Este Church of Christ Donut munchkins, juice and coffee will be available. The movie “The True Meaining of Christmas” will be shown. Seating is limited. For reservations, call Jenny at 519-7920 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 5. The church is at 1004 Main St., Milford. Loveland Presbyterian Church Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Fellowship 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is for all ages. Youth Group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fundraisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525; email@example.com; www.lovelandpresbyterianchurch.org. PRESBYTERIAN FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Grace Baptist Church Milford First United Methodist Church Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs A Christmas Party is planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the church. Activities may include face painting, Christmas photo, make-a-holiday craft, kids karaoke and sing-a-long and kids cake walk contest. WAVE Free Community Dinners are 6 p.m. Wednesdays through May 14, No church service is attached, no reservations are needed and all are welcome to these family-friendly meals. The meals are free; donations are accepted. Call 831-5500. LIFE NOVEMBER 27, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • B5 Bethel Lions Club very busy this time of year Howdy Folks, Last week was a busy one for Ruth Ann and me. On Wednesday evening we held a Lions Club Zone meeting here at Bethel. I will explain about the Lions Zone meeting, there are five Lions Clubs in zone five of District 13-H. We are to have three zone meetings per year. Ruth Ann and I are the zone chairmen for zone five. The District Governor is Clark VaanScyoc. He will be this for one year along with his lovely wife, Lion Miriam. The reason for the zone meetings is that it lets everyone hear how each club works to help support their community. For instance eye research, buying eye glasses for students and seniors etc. The Bethel Lions Club adopted a family to furnish a Thanksgiving meal and have adopted two seniors through George the ClerRooks mont SenOLE FISHERMAN ior Services for Christmas gifts. The club as you know was very helpful in the tornado of Moscow, Tate Township and some of Brown County. The club have four pancake breakfasts each year. The next pancake breakfast will be 7:30 till 10:30 a.m., Dec. 21 at the BetelTate High School. The cost is $5 and $3 for 12 years and under. The Bethel Club is also involved with the school in many ways. Making donations to Colorado for the flood relief and most recent to Illinois for the tornado relief through the Lions International. Wednesday morning Past District Governor Frank Hacker after eating breakfast passed away. This was a shock to the Lions Clubs. He and his wife Judy were planning to come to the Zone meeting that evening here at Bethel. The Lions Clubs are collecting used eye glasses and they are sent to other countries where they are needed for people that don’t have the money to buy them, so give your old glasses to any Lion Club member. Ruth Ann and I attended another funeral of a young lady that has judged the crafts at the Grange. Her mother Violet is a member of the Monroe Grange. This young lady, Linda Faye was a very crafty person making quilts and other items then giving some away to other folks. She was a very charitable person. On the memory card was this reading; Mother Dear, beautiful things in this life are manifold, tis true we count the stars by thousands the birds, flowers too. The sunsets and dawning rare beauties far and near, but all the wide world over there is just one Mother dear. Thursday Ruth Ann and I had our friends Mort and Barb here for the noon meal. Mort has been sick but is getting better. They sure enjoyed the meal. The menu was pot roast beef, potatoes, carrots, deviled eggs, tossed salad, breadmaker bread and for desert apple crisp, coffee and cider for drinks. This gal of mine is a fine cook and always sets a good table. Mort said, “this is real food” and they enjoyed every bite. We are busy in the workshop when we have the time making jewelry boxes, wood bowls, bird feeders and birdhouses for next spring. We have a craft show Nov. 23 at Goshen Lions Club and will have another show at Mowrystown School from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 They also have a Christmas parade with Santa Claus. They have had the parade for many years and a good attendance. When we had the old 1936 Case tractor we took it and got in the parade. I enjoyed the parade though it was cold. Speaking about Santa Claus, The Milford Garden Center will have their train display and Santa on weekends starting soon. Sunday the Owensville Historical Society held their meeting with a special speaker for Veterans Day. Howard Daugherty and wife it was something the way the soldiers lived and worked, everybody enjoyed his talk. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. 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. Pearl Harbor vet to share story During a recent session The Board of Clermont County Commissioners declared the week of Dec. 1-7, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week and declared Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Clermont County. On Dec. 7, 1941 bombers appeared above the skies of southern Oahu and without warning commenced to attack the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. “Today, we remember with grateful hearts those who fought and those who died on that terrible Sunday morning… we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the brave men and women who defended our nation on that day in 1941,” said Commissioner Humphrey, President of the Board. A memorial event will be at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 1, in the New Richmond Market Street School, located at 212 Market Street. Joe Witt, the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivor from Clermont County, will be present to share his story and talk with the public. There will be ceremonial activities and speakers, the event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Howard Daugherty, Executive Director of the Clermont Veterans’ Service Commission, was present today to accept the award and urged all citizens to attend the event to show support. “We invite everyone to come shake Mr. Witt’s hand, hear his story and thank him for his service,” said Daugherty. Witt will also be the Grand Marshal for both the Bethel Christmas Parade at 4 p.m., on Dec. 6, and at the Amelia Christmas Parade at 1pm. Commissioner Humphrey ended the proclamation presentation by inviting “All citizens to join us in tribute to those who defended our nation on that fateful morning.” In conjunction with the declaration issued by Governor Kasich, all flags on government Commissioner Dave Uible, Howard Daugherty and Commissioner Ed Humphrey declare the week of Dec. 1-7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week and Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Clermont County. buildings in Clermont County will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. FREE 2 OZ. YOGURT 1 coupon per person. Coupon valid at listed locations only. With coupon only. Not valid with any other offers. $ ANY SIZE YOGURT minimum 6 oz purchase 1 OFF 1 coupon per person. Min. purchase 6 oz. Coupon valid at listed locations only. With coupon only. Not valid with any other offers. 20% OFF ENTIRE PURCHASE 1 coupon per person. Min. purchase 6 oz. Coupon valid at listed locations only. With coupon only. 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Pierce has performed in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grade Honor Choirs, Women’s and Mixed Choruses, and the Ohio All-State Choir, and last year was a Forest-Aires scholarship recipient. Pierce currently performs in the Turpin Mixed Chorus. » Lauren Hust, an alto, is a senior at Walnut Hills. She has sung with the Walnut Hills Beginning and Junior Choirs, the Women’s Ensemble, and the Senior Choir. She is cur- rently a member of the Senior Ensemble. » Mary Claire Lyon, a soprano, is a junior at Turpin High School. She has been involved in numerous theatrical productions and has received several Cappie nominations. Lyon has studied musical theatre for six years along with ballet, tap, and jazz for more than 10 years. In addition to receiving vocal instruction, she currently studies at the Cincinnati Actor’s Studio and Academy, and is a member of the Turpin Drama Club and an improv group. » Brittany Armstrong, a soprano, is a junior at Glen Este High School. She is the daughter of our own Carol Armstrong, herself a former ForestAires scholar. Armstrong has performed in the Middle School Choir and the summer musical Alice in Wonderland. She is currently a member of the a cappella group, “West Clermont by Request.” » Anna Randazzo, a soprano, is a junior at Glen Este High School. In middle school, from 2008 to 2011, she was part of St. Veronica’s Vocal Ensemble and participated in all of their annual musicals. In her freshman year, she was a member of Glen Este’s mixed choir. Last year, Randazzo was a Forest-Aires scholarship recipient. She is currently a member of the a cappella group “West Clermont by Request” and is a participant in the UC/CCM Musical Theatre Intensive Preparatory Program. Bakeries’ gingerbread sales help kids Members of the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association make gingerbread men cookies and donate a portion of the sales from these seasonal specialties to help children who have physical problems or emotional concerns due to the loss of someone in their family Buy a Kid, Help a Kid, No Kidding is the slogan chosen by Tom Davis, of Regina Bakery in North Bend, chairman of this event in its 22nd year. The size and price of these cookies vary from bakery to bakery, but the spirit prevails in all as no one wants to see a child hurting. Bakers in the Cincinnati area divide the proceeds from their cookie sale between Kindervelt, which provides state-ofthe-art equipment for Children’s Hospital, and Fernside, which has groups all over the city and is an affiliate of Hospice of Cincinnati. You can go into any of the participating stores and purchase the decorated gingerbread kids, or you can order them specially decorated with your child’s or grandchild’s name written on them. “I believe it is important that we donate some of our resources to charity, and there is not better way than to help hurting children,” said Gary Gotttenbusch from Servatii Pastry Shop, and spokesman for the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association. The following bakeries will have the gingerbread kids on sale from Dec. 5-Dec. 31: » Harrison Home Bakery – Harrison » Graeter’s Bakeries – all locations » Bonomini Bakery – Northside » Little Dutch Bakery – Mt. Healthy » Wyoming Pastry Shop –Wyoming » Regina Bakery – North Bend and Cheviot » Patricia’s Wedding Cakes – Reading » Servatii Pastry Shop – all locations » Fantasy In Frosting – Newport, Ky. » Schmidt’s Bakery – Batesville » Bonnie Lynn Bakery – Blue Ash For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-727-4146 REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. 36 Arrow Head Drive, Jeffrey Winters, et al to Kondaur Capital Corp., 0.325 acre, $110,000. 62 Chapel Road, Joseph & Darlene Nichols to U.S. Bank NA, successor, 0.526 acre, $66,667. 3 Eastridge Drive, Christopher Stover, et al to CitiMortgage Inc., 0.231 acre, $100,000. 8 Ledgerwoods Drive, Josiah Brinkerhoff, trustee to Jessica Shock, $82,500. 5 Wood Duck Drive, Erica & Scott Lewis to American Residential Leasing Co. LLC, 0.232 acre, $140,000. 3628 Burnham Woods Drive, Fannie Mae to C. Russell & Helen Abbott, 0.267 acre, $86,500. 1374 Gumbert Drive, Richard & Candice Maddux to Kyle Freeman, 0.234 acre, $132,000. 4547 Meadow Lane, NVR Inc. to Robert Staun, $161,647. 1332 Post Creek Road, Kevin Miles & Suzanne Wernke to Myles Murphy, 0.622 acre, $255,000. Traditions Run, Fischer Development Co. to Fischer Single Family Homes III Ltd., 0.2755 acre, $47,427. 1568 Wildbrook Court, Joseph Hunter to American Residential Leasing Co. LLC, 0.265 acre, $127,500. 3365 Cole Road, Doris Carter to Branden & Ashlynn Mentz, 12.7626 acre, $149,000. 549 Davis Road, No. 12, Clifford Hoenie et al to U.S. Bank NA, $36,667. 1295 Grant Pass Lane, Daniel & Bonnie Kerr to Jennifer Regan, 0.5 acre, $135,000. 3354 Jenny Lind, Karen Abt to Danielle Kubik, $110,000. 538 North Revere Road, Barbara Nicholson to Jeffrey Rubenking & Judith Anthony, 2.79 acre, $310,000. 530 Aspen Glen Drive, Donald Bennett, et al to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $43,334. 36 Banberry Trace, Teresa Malloy to Sharon Gettes, $57,000. 3908 Beranger Court, Comerica Bank & Trust NA, trustee to Dennis & Debra Duermit, $120,000. 4613 Blackberry Lane, Tanisha Reeves to Matthew & Lisa Holt, 0.384 acre, $116,500. 841 Carol Drive, Dianne Buchanan, et al to Wells Fargo Bank NA, trustee, $50,000. 4331 Cider Mill Drive, Samuel & Patricia Phillips, et al to U.S. Bank NA, trustee, 0.237 acre, $76,667. 563 Clairmont Woods Drive, Melissa Jewell to Katherine Hunt, 0.303 acre, $220,000. 1038 Clepper Lane, Edward Willenbrink, et al to The Mountain Agency LLC, 0.516 acre, $100,000. 5200 East View Drive, NVR Inc. to Pete & Brittany Hagan, 0.421 acre, $330,300. 458 Glenrose Lane, Derrick Jacobs to Damon & Rachel Jacobs, 0.607 acre, $63,000. AMELIA VILLAGE PIERCE TOWNSHIP BATAVIA TOWNSHIP UNION TOWNSHIP LIFE NOVEMBER 27, 2013 â€˘ COMMUNITY JOURNAL â€˘ B7 POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Incidents/investigations Assault Male juvenile was assaulted at 7 Deercreek Drive, Nov. 1. Criminal mischief Dirt put on driveway and sidewalk of model home at 9 Woodside Park Drive, Nov. 1. Criminal damage Objects thrown into pool, damaging liner at 850 Old Ohio 52, Nov. 2. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Speedway Station at 520 Sycamore St., Nov. 7. Theft Money taken; $25 at 2383 Ohio 132, Oct. 31. A rented trailer not returned to Fastco; $4,000 at Ohio 132, Nov. 7. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $169 at Ohio Pike, Nov. 6. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $687 at Ohio Pike, Nov. 1. UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Ricky W. Barrett, 37, 2721 Rosina Ave., falsification, Nov. 5. Jenna S. Nanstad, 18, 1153 Wellesley Ave., drug abuse, drug possession, Nov. 5. Sharon L. Kersey, 41, 3910 Roundbottom, warrant, Nov. 5. Nickolas C. Walker, 68, 3910 Roundbottom, obstructing justice, Nov. 5. Rodney Wagers, 25, 5330 Bucktown, open container, Nov. 6. Terri A. Ballard, 19, 744 Rue Center No. C, dangerous drugs, Nov. 6. Deyaeldin A. Triba, 20, 1970 Wolfangle, warrant, Nov. 6. Raymond D. Baird, 44, 767 Rue Center Court, domestic violence, Nov. 6. Adam M. Haley, 21, 73 Sierra Court, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, Nov. 6. Rachel A. Taylor, 34, 479 Piccadilly, warrant, Nov. 6. Bo Lin, 31, Monroe Street, theft, Nov. 7. Kentvy Wong, 30, 146th St., theft, Nov. 7. Jeffrey H. Lachter, 54, 3583 Cooper Road, theft, Nov. 7. John D. Nantz, 28, 1 Montgomery Way No. 8, theft, Nov. 7. Eleanor N. Combs, 24, 16 Arbors Circle, warrant, Nov. 7. Danyelle N. Smith, 21, 526 Old 74, warrant, Nov. 7. Thomas R. Smith, 30, 8546 Hwy. 154, theft, Nov. 7. Craig R. Walker, 19, 19 Arbors No. 1018, inducing panic, Nov. 7. Christina M. Glenn, 31, 4428 Glendale No. 1, criminal damage, Nov. 8. Nicholas G. Rigsby, 24, 1141 Wellesley Ave., vehicle assault, improper handling of firearms in vehicle, abusing harmful BATAVIA Arrests/citations Michael Collins, 59, 240 E. Glen, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 27. Renee S. Marovich, 33, 233 S. Riverside, assault, domestic violence, Oct. 27. Ryan A. Shanabrook, 19, 4436 Eastwood, warrant, Nov. 1. Michael K. Ilg, 22, 129 S. 4th St., drug possession, paraphernalia, Nov. 2. Nathaniel D. Mayes, 29, 2930 S. Holly Lane, warrant, Nov. 3. Christopher A. Melzer, 50, 75 2nd St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Nov. 2. Kerri Partin, 35, 171 Spring St. No. 10, warrant, Nov. 5. Ryan Z. Cook, 24, 219 W. Glen, warrant, Nov. 6. PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Kaitlin Pangallo, 19, 236 N. East St., abusing harmful intoxicants, Nov. 5. Donald R. Rawlins, 21, 208 W. South St., warrant, Nov. 4. Darren Fleck, 22, 1114 Hunters Run, theft, Nov. 1. Casey J. George, 25, 2175 Ohio 125 No. 10, theft, Nov. 1. Juvenile, 17, theft, Nov. 6. Joey P. Witherspoon, 18, 16 Eastridge Drive, telecommunication harassment, Nov. 10. Teela M. Myers, 31, 2288 Berry Road, warrant, Nov. 7. Richard E. Brock, 72, 3737 Nine Mile, warrant, Nov. 9. Jonathon T. Jones, 22, 3695 Ohio 132, warrant, Nov. 9. Incidents/investigations Burglary Bed/mattress, washer dryer, etc. taken; $5,633 at 4235 Ohio 132, Nov. 5. Criminal mischief Bolt lock tampered with on door at 255 Clark St., Nov. 5. Door spray painted at 111 N. 6th St., Nov. 6. Passing bad checks Two bad checks issued to Family Animal Hospital; $598 at Main Street, Nov. 4. Theft Medication taken at 130 E. Main St., Nov. 10. Incidents/investigations Abusing harmful intoxicants Female found in vehicle under influence of Duster Spray at 1729 Ohio 125, Nov. 5. Assault Female juvenile was assaulted at 3340 Jenny Lind, Nov. 6. Breaking and entering Locks pried off two sheds at 1217 White Oak, Nov. 2. Criminal damage Vehicle driven through property of Clermont County Water Tower at area of Ohio 132 and Tibb Day, Nov. 6. Drug instruments K-9 unit found drug instruments in vehicle during traffic stop at area of Ohio 749 and Ohio 132, Nov. 9. Menacing Female was threatened at 3777 Vineyard Woods, Nov. 5. Theft A rented chainsaw not returned to Fastco; $1,100 at Ohio 132, Nov. 7. NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Peter A. Ronnebaum, 40, 1245 No. 20 Ohio 52, under the influence, Nov. 6. Anna Marck, 31, 610 Market St., criminal trespass, Nov. 7. Incidents/investigations See POLICE, Page B8 B8 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • NOVEMBER 27, 2013 LIFE POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 intoxicants, driving under influence, Nov. 8. Joseph M. Wagner, 29, 866 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, abusing harmful intoxicants, Nov. 8. Paul F. Smith III, 42, 4570 Dameron, warrant, Nov. 8. Dale R. Igo, 49, 1206 Sycamore, driving under influence, open container, Nov. 9. Stacey M. Flick, 28, 6252 Corbly Road, theft, Nov. 9. Ashley E. Allen, 24, 741 Francis Road, warrant, Nov. 9. Mark H. Wilver Sr., 56, 487 Glenrose, warrant, Nov. 10. Tami M. McMullin, 43, 113 N. West St., driving under influence, Nov. 10. Christopher D. Kunkel, 36, 402 North West St., marijuana possession, Nov. 10. Stacy R. Kunkel, 33, 402 North West St., marijuana possession, Nov. 10. Dylan C. Williams, 40, 503 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Nov. 10. To H. Mai, 27, 4521 English Oaks Court, no drivers license, Nov. 10. Christopher M. White, 27, 15 E. Fountain Ave., driving under influence, open container, leaving scene, failure to control, Nov. 10. Jeremy M. Harrison, 35, 977 Crisfield, domestic violence, Nov. 11. William S. Walkins, 42, 1053 Old Ohio 74, warrant, Nov. 11. Gary T. Price, 43, driving under influence, drug abuse, drug possession, resisting arrest, Nov. 12. Lewis E. Englert Jr., 27, 740 Ohio Pike, obstructing official business, Nov. 13. Michele L. Haines, 28, 5985 Meadow Creek, driving under suspension, Nov. 13. Bobby Schmitt, 39, 235 Amelia Olive Branch, drug abuse, drug possession, Nov. 13. Pamela S. Schmitt, 35, 235 Amelia Olive Branch, warrant, Nov. 13. Robert W. Schmitt, 20, 235 Amelia Olive Branch, warrant, Nov. 13. Timothy R. Owens, 35, 225 Freeman Sears Road, grand theft, theft, Nov. 14. Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 13. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 9. Arson Reported at Eastgate Gardens Apartments at Old Ohio 74, Nov. 10. Assault Reported at Beechwood Apartments at 3971 Piccadilly, Nov. 9. Reported at Dameron Arms Apartments at 4570 Dameron Lane, Nov. 5. Auto theft At 560 Berry Court, Nov. 12. Longhorn Steak House at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 7. Breaking and entering At 4411 Stockholm, Nov. 11. Reported at Hunter Ridge Apartments at 4593 Summerside, Nov. 9. Burglary At 4346 Long Lake, Nov. 7. Child endangering At 4232 Long Lake Drive, Nov. 12. Reported at Brantner Elementary School at 609 Brantner Lane, Nov. 7. Criminal damage At 1168 Nature Run, Nov. 9. Domestic violence At Brandychase Way, Nov. 13. At Crisfield Drive, Nov. 11. At Loire Drive, Nov. 10. Reported at Beechwoods Apartments at Piccadilly Square, Nov. 10. Theft Reported at Kohl’s at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 10. At 1010 Westchester Way, Nov. 7. At 4870 Orland Road, Nov. 9. At 599 Fern Court, Nov. 10. At 713 Miles Lane, Nov. 7. At 725 Miles Lane, Nov. 6. Reported at David Vogel Landscape at 4637 Tealtown Road, Nov. 10. Reported at E Z Rental at Nine Mile Tobasco, Nov. 5. Reported at Home Depot at Ohio Pike, Nov. 7. Reported at Home Depot at Ohio Pike, Nov. 7. ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont 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: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Reported at Honda East at Ohio Pike, Nov. 5. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 11. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 5. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 9. Reported at Jungle Jim’s at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 10. Reported at Kohl’s at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 13. Reported at Kohl’s at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 13. Reported at Kohl’s at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 5. Reported at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, Nov. 7. Reported at Kroger at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 5. Reported at Lavilla Grill at Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Nov. 10. Reported at Lowe’s at Mount Moriah Drive, Nov. 7. Reported at Sears at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 11. Reported at Starbuck’s Coffee at Ohio Pike, Nov. 11. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio Pike, Nov. 7. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Old Ohio 74, Nov. 9. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 11. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 11. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Nov. 8. WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Nov. 4. Deborah J. Dulaney, 40, 154 S. 5th St., domestic violence, Nov. 5. John D. Walker, 25, 5608 Zoar Road No. 32, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Nov. 5. Jeremiah Hall, 28, 118 Young Drive, warrant, Nov. 6. Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct Intoxicated male acted in disorderly manner at Valley View Lounge at 102 W. Main St., Nov. 5. Domestic violence At North Front Street, Nov. 3. At South Fifth Street, Nov. 5. Juvenile complaint Male student became disruptive at Genesis Center at 540-B W. Main St., Nov. 4. CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Christel Gail Boothby, 39, 506 Linda Way, Mount Orab, theft, Nov. 12. Jessica Blair Barton, 28, 3 Vicksburg Drive, West Chester, resisting arrest, Sept. 3. Jessica Blair Barton, 28, 3 Vicksburg Drive, West Chester, illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse - detention mental health facility, possession of drugs, Nov. 12. John David Nantz, 28, 1 Montgomery Way, Amelia, receiving stolen property, Oct. 23. Ruben A. Baca, 29, 3 Montgomery Way No. 9, Amelia, burglary, Nov. 12. Michael J. Carter, 42, lka 3167 Beekman Ave, Cincinnati, burglary, Nov. 12. Christopher Harrison Powell, 33, 2412 Ohio 133, Bethel, domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Nov. 11. Donna Rose McKinney, 26, 416 Union St., Felicity, theft, Nov. 11. Ashley Alice Akers, 22, 421 Union St. No. 1, Felicity, theft, Nov. 11. Ethan Wayne Barger, 24, 1709 Swope Road, Bethel, breaking and entering, Nov. 19. Mariha Nicole Carrigan, 19, 1425 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, interference w/custody, Nov. 12. William Gene Acree, 52, 283 Smith St., Williamsburg, drug paraphernalia, open container liquor, possession of drugs, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 12, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening, Nov. 12. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening, Nov. 12. Jacob Michael Matthews Burns, 22, 4541 Winners Circle, Batavia, theft, Nov. 13. Joseph Levi Moore, 38, 4642 Courtwood Circle, Batavia, criminal trespass - land premises of another, Nov. 13. Dustin Coyne, 21, 856 Spring St., Williamsburg, possession of drugs - marijuana, Nov. 13. Juvenile, 15, possession of drugs - marijuana, Nov. 13. Devin J. Jones, 21, 24359 Elmhurst Ave, Farmington Hills, Mi fugitive from justice, Nov. 14. Anthony Wayne Marshall, 20, 6257 Manilla Road, Goshen, domestic violence, Nov. 14. Felix Angel Merced, 43, 6155 Manila Road, Goshen, domestic violence, theft, Nov. 15. Mark Luke Abercrombie, 27, 318 Center St., New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, Nov. 14. Juvenile, 15, juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations, Nov. 15. Shannon M. Greene, 23, 1595 Hilltree Drive, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana, Nov. 16. Dylan Matthew Jennings, 18, 2567 Airport Road, Bethel, domestic violence, Nov. 17. Jessica Renee Solinsky, 36, 12081 Sixth Ave, Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, Nov. 17. Dan David Burger, 48, 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, assault, domestic violence, Nov. 17. Kevin Wayne Devoe, 41, 2755 Ohio 132, Lot 205, New Richmond, assault, domestic violence, Nov. 17. James Matthew Herrin, 30, 1302 Stonelick Woods Drive, Batavia, domestic violence, Nov. 17. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Nov. 12. Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 1511 Henson Road, Bethel, Nov. 15. Assault At 1801 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Nov. 14. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Nov. 17. At 6057 Belfast Road, Batavia, Sept. 3. Breaking and entering At 6463 Hunt Road, Goshen, Nov. 15. At 1709 Swope Road, Bethel, Nov. 11. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, Nov. 15. Burglary At 1 Montgomery Way Apt. 3, Amelia, Sept. 23. At 100 Countryway Lane, Bethel, Nov. 17. At 1333 Inlet Court, Amelia, Nov. 11. At 2147 Baas Road, Batavia, Nov. 14. At 32 Mac Arthur Drive, Amelia, Nov. 11. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, Nov. 12. At 5 Marlene Drive, Williamsburg, Nov. 13.