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member. The cooperative formed in November to adBETHEL — The Bethel Asian dress concerns by residents Longhorned Beetle Citizens’ Co- about healthy trees being cut operative is gearing up for an ap- down to prevent the spread of proaching deadline. the Asian longhorned beetle. The group has had several The group met July 2 to encourage residents to rally in an meetings since then. “We want to make sure our effort to prevent healthy trees from being cut down to contain voice is heard,” said Bill Skvarla, a spokesman for the the Asian longhorned group and owner of the beetle. BEETLE Harmony Hill VineSpecifically, resi- BATTLE yards. dents were encouraged McCarthy, who to send letters or email » More coverage to Brendon Reardon on page A4. maintains a web page with the U.S. Departfor the group, said more ment of Agriculture’s Animal and research is needed on the impact Plant Health Health Inspection of cutting all these trees down will have. Service by July 9. An environmental impact Based on this feedback the U.S.D.A. may decide to have an study could help accomplish this, environmental impact study con- according to members of the ducted. This is the next step in the group. McCarthy, a resident of Tate process that started with the environmental assessement that Township, recommended resiwas released this spring, said dents be “clear and relevant” in Nancy McCarthy, a cooperative their comments to Reardon. She Forrest Sellers



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said the comments could focus on topics such as the social, cultural and physical impact removal of these healthy trees would have on the area. Skvarla, who is also a resident of Tate Township, reiterated the group is not against efforts to eliminate the beetle in contaminated trees, but does object to the extensive loss of healthy trees to curtail the problem. Comments can be sent to Reardon via email at or by mail at 4700 River Road, Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737. Tate Township resident Deborah Davis was a first time attendee at the cooperative meeting. “I wanted to know a little more,” she said. “We have a vested interest in the outcome.” For more information, visit the Bethel Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizens’ Cooperative website at

WASHINGTON TWP. — Maple Creek Artisan Center will host a concert in an effort to raise funds to keep the center open. The concert will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Maple Creek, 523 Maple Creek Road in Moscow. Steve Herndon and Vicki Ginn opened Maple Creek in 2005, and until recently it provided a place for artisans of various trades to exhibit and sell their work, and to teach their crafts to others. Some of the arts represented included basketry, painting, pottery, metal and glass works. The building housing Maple Creek’s gallery and classrooms closed in June when the mortgage payment could not be met. Since then, Herndon and Ginn have been trying to find a way to raise $300,000 to secure the building. “We had no exit plan,” Herndon said. “So we’re trying to invent our exit plan after we exit.” Maple Creek’s artists and students have been impacted as well. Rob MacGregor is an artist and volunteer, with a background in creative and performing arts. He did not have a place in Greater Cincinnati to pursue his craft until he found Maple Creek. MacGregor, who is a professional gardener, enjoyed making Bonsai pots, which he said are usually expensive. “I have no studio to work in at this time,” said MacGregor. Painter Ann Geise sold prints and vases made from re-

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cycled light bulbs at Maple Creek. “For me, professionally, it was a blow,” Geise said. “I’m looking for other venues to sell my art. Mostly it’s just sad that the facility is closed, though. It was a positive thing in the community.” Although the main building is closed, Herndon and Ginn plan to continue offering some small workshops. They own 60 acres of land, which feature two nature trails, two cabinet workshops, a storage barn and an office cabin, which recently served as a guitar shop. “It’s kind of hard to just step away and leave it behind,” Ginn said. The concert will feature local bands and musicians including rock band Get UP I Want to Get Down, blues and bluegrass band The Blue Fugates and gospel vocalist Emily Hardy. In addition to the concert, Herndon and Ginn are open to suggestions for other fund-raising events. Some possible ideas already suggested include a pig roast and an Avon fundraiser. Herndon and Ginn are accepting donations as well, which they will deposit in an escrow account. Despite the recent struggle to secure the gallery, Herndon and Ginn are remaining positive. “It’s been a fantastic journey,” Herndon said. “I would do it all again.” To learn more about Maple Creek, or to make a donation by PayPal or credit card, go to Checks can be mailed to 523 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, Ohio 45153.

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BATAVIA — The Clermont County commissioners June 27 approved a “blueprint” of the 2013 budget that they admit will have to be trimmed. Sukie Scheetz, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said passing the 2013 tax budget by July 15 is required by Ohio law. “It’s a first look at where we think we’ll be in 2013,” Scheetz said. The tax budget reflects what county department

heads and officials requested, not necessarily what they will end up getting, she said. “The tax budget is just a blueprint we use to work on the final budget,” Commissioner Bob Proud said. “It’s not binding.” “This is what we’d like to do, if the funds were available,” said Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “But we have to become more realistic as we do the appropriations.” Final appropriations for 2013 are approved by the commissioners in December. Scheetz said the 2013 tax budget estimates the general fund, which pays for most county activities, will

have operating expenses of $50.8 million. General fund revenues are expected to be about $47.8 million, she said. The $3 million shortfall will be made up either by cutting requests between now and December or using money from reserves in the fund balance, Scheetz said. “We don’t want to draw on the fund balance,” she said. “I’d like to see us work toward a more balanced budget,” said Commissioner David Uible. Scheetz said an area where revenues are expected to grow in 2013 is collection of sales taxes. Sales tax revenue is up 4

percent so far in 2012 over 2011, she said. Scheetz said she expects sales tax revenues will continue to grow in 2013, bringing in $22 million to the general fund compared to $21 million in 2011 and an estimated $21.6 million in 2012. State funding from the Ohio casinos is expected to add about $2.1 million to the general fund in 2013, she said. Casinos in Toledo and Cleveland are open and casinos in Cincinnati and Columbus are expected to open next year. Scheetz said the $2.1million from the casinos will just about equal what the county is losing in cuts in other state funding.

County to bid 2013 paving work with townships and city of Milford By John Seney

BATAVIA — The Clermont County officials will join with eight townships and the city of Milford to save money on repaving roads. The Clermont County

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commissioners June 25 approved agreements with seven townships and Milford to jointly bid the 2012 road resurfacing contract. An agreement with Jackson Township was approved earlier this year. Doug Royer, deputy engineer with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, said the county will seek one bid for the repaving work of the county, the townships and Milford. The cost estimate for all the work is about $3.1 million, he said. Royer said the repaving of county-maintained roads will cost about $1.5 million, with the rest of the cost being shared by the other governments. Commissioner Ed Humphrey said the plan should result in savings for all the governments. “It’s less expensive for the contractor, so he can afford to give a lower price,” Humphrey said. “This benefits the county, the townships, everyone,” he said. The commissioners passed a separate resolution to advertise for the re-

paving bids, with bid opening set for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the commissioners office, 101 E. Main St. in


Batavia. The deadline for the completion of the work is Nov. 16. The participating governments, estimated cost and the streets to be repaved are: » Batavia Township, $270,000: Mallard Drive, Pochard Drive, Muscovy Lane, Canvasback Circle, Apple Road, Short Apple, Meadowwood Drive, Meadowlark Lane, Foxdale Court, Treeline Court and Tanbark Court. » Goshen Township, $100,000: Entrance Drive, Buckboard Lane, Silo Drive, Pin Oak Drive, Red Oak Drive, Acorn Drive, Woodland Drive, Royal Oak Court and Lynne Haven Court. » Jackson Township, $50,000: Malsbeary Road. » Miami Township,

$446,250: Emily Drive, Shirl Bar Circle, Richland Circle, Lynne Clara Drive, Elmcris Drive, Oakwood Drive, Deb-Ranal Court, Ashcraft Drive, Oakleaf Drive, Berdova Drive, Deblin Drive (West), Deblin Drive (East), Stonewall Jackson Drive, Monassas Run Road, Jeb Stuart Drive, Patrick Henry Drive, Blue Ridge Way, Mt. Vernon Drive (North) and miscellaneous curb removals and replacements. » Pierce Township, $81,000: Wagner Road, Turnberry Drive and Cole Road. » Stonelick Township, $70,000: Baas Road. » Union Township, $282,200: Lexington Green Drive, Massachusetts Drive, Minute Man Drive, Red Coat Drive, Dogwood Drive, Eva Lane and Pearl Lane. » Wayne Township, $92,000: Leuders Road and Lair Road. » Milford, $113,750: Center Street, Cross Street, Hogan Drive, Riverside Drive (South), Riverside Drive (North), Seminole Trail and Sioux Court.

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second- and third-grade Williamsburg cheerleaders will be waiting tables at the Bethel Skyline from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Any tips earned by the girls will be used to buy new cheerleading uniforms, competition fees and other items needed by the group. These girls entered their first competition last December in Kettering, Ohio, and won a first-place trophy. The girls have worked so hard and have had the same uniforms for three years.

Library audiobooks CLERMONT COUNTY —

The public library recently acquired OneClickDigital, which includes the recorded books collection of unabridged audiobooks that are available for downloading 24/7 with your Clermont County Public Library card. OneClickDigital titles can be checked out from 1-21 days and include no waiting lists and no overdue fees. You also may renew your eAudiobook up to two times if needed. Signing up for OneClickDigital is easy. Simply visit the library’s website at, and visit the Downloads page where you will choose OneClickDigital. Select “Create New Account” and you are on your way to downloading hundreds of eAudiobooks for your listening pleasure. OneClickdigital audiobooks can be transferred to the most common listening devices, such as Apple, Creative, SanDisk, and Sony using the OneClickdigital Media Manager software, which is available for both PC and Mac. Mobile apps are currently available for Apple products, with Droid and Windows 7 apps coming soon. Visit the library’s website for more information at

Become a commissioner CLERMONT COUNTY —

The National Association of Counties (NACo) invites

you to try a free online game called “Counties Work.” The game is designed to educate students in grades 6 through 12 about the important roles and functions of county government. “It’s a fun way for everyone to learn more about local government,” said Clermont County Commissioner David Uible. Participants act as county officials and must provide services, deal with a wide range of citizen requests, set and possibly raise taxes and oversee a budget. Along the way, students learn about the various services provided by county governments, such as road maintenance, law enforcement, courtroom and jail services, parks and recreation, and library services all while having to make tough spending and tax levy decisions, and face reelection. Since the game’s launch in July 2011, it has been played by more than 250,000 students across the country. The game and curriculum are available at counties-work.

Free concerts

NEW RICHMOND — The New Richmond Summer Concert Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the bandstand. The Ohio Military Band will perform. The next concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the bandstand when the Williamsburg Community Band will perform. The concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair.

Adopt a pet

BATAVIA TWP. — The League for Animal Welfare, a no-kill animal shelter in Batavia, will host a July Jamboree Open House Adoption event Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 22. During this time only, adoption fees for all cats will be reduced to $35 and dog adoption fees will be reduced to $45. With every adoption, you will receive a free gift bag filled with food, treats, toys and more. All adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, vet checks,

micro-chips, and tests for heartworm, FIV and feline leukemia. Event supporters include Anderson Township Family Pet Center, Wags Dog Park, Confetti Cats, Tom Murphy Grooming and Dog Day, Every Day. Volunteers will serve “hot dogs” and “cool cats” (sno cones) during the Jamboree Open House. Even if now is not the right time to adopt a pet, take a tour of the shelter and learn more about volunteer opportunities and other ways to support the LFAW. The League for Animal Welfare has more than 60 cats and 40 dogs looking for their “fur-ever” homes. For more information about the League for Animal Welfare, visit or call 513735-2299. The shelter is at 4193 Taylor Road.


Mercy Health will provide mobile mammography screening at Pure Romance, 161 Commerce Blvd. in Miami Township July 19; and Walgreens, 6385 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike in Miami Township July 30. The Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Units offer women screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to their home or workplace. Make an appointment, which is required, by calling 513-686-3300 or 1-855PINK123 (1-855-746-5123). The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a mammogram every year starting at age 40. Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that Mercy Health and The Jewish Hospital are in-network providers with their insurance carrier. For women who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles), financial assistance programs are available. Call 513-686-3310 for more information.

Monroe Grange

Monroe Grange Ice Cream Social will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Grange Hall on Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, with sandwiches, pie, cake and homemade ice cream, soft drinks, water or coffee. This is a fundraiser for the Grange to continue various community service projects. It is open to the public.


The Clermont Chapter of the P.E.R. I. (public employees retirement Inc.) will have a picnic at the Batavia Township Hall on Clough Pike at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18. The meat and cheese tray, table ware and drinks will be provided. A speaker from the Warbird Museum will be the guest and will take reservations for a tour of the museum afterwards for $5 per

Writing groups CLERMONT COUNTY —

Several writing groups meet at Clermont County Public Library branches. New members are always welcome to join. Bring your work and your creativity. The groups meet at: » Amelia Branch, the second Tuesday of each month. Join writers of all levels and genres at the Amelia Writers group to share writings, individual works and support. » New Richmond Branch, the first and third Monday of each month.

Share your writing endeavors, generate ideas, hone your craft and network with fellow writers. » Williamsburg Branch, every Thursday. Group goal: Sharing your heart and mind with like minded writers. Make new friends and have fun. » Union Twp. Branch hosts a teen only group. The group meets monthly the first Thursday of the month. The group is for teens in seventh to 12th grade, ages 12-19. Welcomed are poets, writers and those writing comics and manga from beginner to expert. The teens will need to keep the writing they plan to share at G or PG level. Each month, teens will play a game to get into our creative mode. Teens can share their work with each other. There will be snacks.


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Loveland rethinks stance

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LOVELAND — Loveland City Council is rethinking its call to remove all vulnerable trees in Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas, which include Bethel and Tate Township. City council approved a resolution June 12 urging state and federal agencies to take down all possible host trees – as opposed to removing only those with known infestations – to ensure complete eradication of the beetles. It’s an action advocated by some forestry experts. But Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber recently referred the matter to the city’s Tree and Environment Committee for review after hearing from Bethel residents opposed to the action. The committee is to make a recommendation to Loveland City Council at its Aug. 28 meeting. A portion of Loveland is in Clermont County, where Bethel and Tate Township are. Some people who want Loveland to reverse its stance showed up at a recent Loveland City Council meeting – including Donna

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Loveland is rethinking its call to remove all vulernable trees in Asian longhorned beetle quarantine areas, which include Bethel and Tate Township. From left are Loveland City Councilwoman Paulette Leeper, City Manager Tom Carroll, Mayor Rob Weisgerber and Vice Mayor David Bednar. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Gunn, vice mayor of Bethel Village Council. Gunn said removing all trees susceptible to the Asian longhorned beetle in Bethel would amount to some 70 percent of the village’s trees. She ticked off a laundry list of calamities that would ensue, including more flooding due to soil


erosion and fewer trees absorbing water, streets and sidewalks falling apart because of moister soil, summer cooling bills rising and property values falling. “Real estate appraisers say that mature trees can add anywhere from 3 to 7 percent to the value of your property,” Gunn said. “This eventually would


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Bill Skvarla of Bethel sent this e-mail to Loveland city officials about the Asian longhorn beetle infestation: “My name is Bill Skvarla, and I am not only the founder/leader of The Bethel Asian Longhorned Beetle Citizen’s Cooperative, but I am also the guy unfortunate enough to have discovered this beetle in my front yard a little over a year ago. “From June through October of 2011, I was the Southwest Ohio point person for the Skvarla U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) regarding the Asian longhorned beetle. I distributed thousands of pieces of educational material out to my guests at Harmony Hill Vineyards and made daily announcements about the importance of checking their own trees against this destructive pest. “I was awarded a placard of appreciation from the USDA in recognition of my efforts on September 22, 2011. Myself, as well as all of my neighbors, were led to believe that the USDA was here to help us rid the area of ALB by removing all infested trees - only infested trees. “Wow, to our surprise, a letter was distributed to 88 property owners the last week of October, stating that the USDA planned to remove all host trees of 13 different species, healthy and uninfested, or not. Imagine our continued surprise when the number of trees being destroyed rose from 5,000 to somewhere between 55,000 and 100,000 trees in this small rural area of Tate Township. I would never expect you to understand our disappointment. “We have never opposed eradication through removal of infested trees, no matter how large that number has grown. We have stated consistently, during



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Live Oaks students work on the Clermont Crew trailer. THANKS TO JON WEIDLICH

Oaks students craft trailer Students at the Live Oaks and Diamond Oaks Career Campuses used their skills recently to benefit another group of high school students - members of the Clermont Crew. Clermont Crew is a nationally-recognized high school rowing team based on Harsha Lake in East Fork State Park. Students from all over Clermont County row on the team and travel around the Midwest to compete at various regattas. In spring 2011, heavy rains caused record floods at Harsha Lake, damaging the Crew facilities. The Crew’s boat trailer was underwater for almost a month. The 40-foot trailer, used to carry the very long rowing shells to regatta destinations as far away as Canada, is a key piece of equipment. Replacement was out of the question - a new trailer costs $20,000 or more. A major overhaul was needed. “Since the Crew is essentially a county-wide high school program, it was suggested that perhaps another area high school program could be asked to assist,” said Crew volunteer Derek Hart. “Live Oaks provides a wide variety of vocational programs for area students, including welding and painting. Per-

Members of the Clermont Crew show off their refurbished trailer. THANKS TO JON WEIDLICH

haps the kids at Live Oaks could help get the kids at Clermont Crew back on the road?” Great Oaks supervisor Russ Crosthwaite met with Clermont Crew board members, and agreed to connect the crew to the Live Oaks programs for welding and painting. Live Oaks welding instructor Matt Crump was immediately enthusiastic about the project. He encouraged the crew to not only repair the trailer, but to update and improve it as well. The welding students at Live Oaks moved the trailer into their shop and got to work. The new deck and railing were tapered front and back, so it was a tricky

process to fit the new structure. Pieces were tacked and checked, and repositioned until everything looked right. As Crump’s team of student fabricators cut and fit several dozen individual steel pieces to produce the upgraded configuration, the painting team was puzzling over how to get a 40foot trailer into a paint booth designed for automobiles. The paint booth in the Live Oaks Auto Collision program wouldn’t hold the trailer because of the way it was positioned inside the shop. Across town at Diamond Oaks, Auto Tech Instructor Lonnie Marimon agreed to take on



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Third grade Ashley Baker, Braden Blackburn, Kiersten Chandler, Macey Donovan, Luke Dunaway, Lilly Findlan, Rachel Foley, Madison Jenkins, Johnathan Johnston, Autumn Kidd, Hannah Lewin, Reagan Lowe, Mackenzie Marker, Robbie Maupin, Kayla Mounce, Ally Perry, Natalie Ritchie, Seth Roehm, Autumn Russ, Ellie Sharp, Gabe Sheppherd, Makenna Spivey, Colton Stamper, Will Taggart, Chloe Taulbee, Noah Teeter, Kadyn Thomas, Rose Vespo and Madalyn Woodall.

Fourth grade Madison Baird, Hailey Brock, Christina Brueggemann, Alexis Carnahan, Sam Clark, Ian Collins, Amy Davenport, Tessa DeBell, Brendan Franklin, Amanda Holbrook, Ellie Hoog, Emma Lewin, Cassidy Louderback, Anton Lung, Mallory Obermeyer, Brittney Peacock, Riley Pinger, Bryce Reeves, Alexus Riley, Austin Sharp, Braydon Sponcil, Kody Swinford, Mallory Taulbee, Olivia Taylor and Tylor Wright.

the oversized challenge. Once the fabrication was complete the students at Diamond Oaks prepped the whole thing for painting and moved it into their paint booth. “Well, halfway in, anyway,” said Derek Hart. “The paint booth was only large enough for half of the trailer’s length. And as they rolled it in, they found that it was also too tall.” In the end, they removed the wheels and pushed it in on rolling floor jacks to get the required clearance. They then pulled it out and turned it around to get the other half painted. Not only did the Great Oaks students gain valuable experience and help other high school students but it paid off in other ways, as the Clermont Crew board donated $100 to the school to help defray costs for regional and state competitions. The hard work and ingenuity of the Great Oaks teams resulted in a completely updated trailer. being delivered to the kids at Clermont Crew in time for them to head to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, at the end of April. Crew’s coach Lynne Graves was pleased with the results. “We can carry much more gear now, and I’m no longer worried about the trailer’s condition. It looked so good, some of the rowers thought it was a new trailer.”


The following students have earned honors for the month of April.

Student of the Month Kindergarten - Addison Glassmeyer, Dylan Paskow, Brianna Smith and Cole Thompson. First grade - Evan Byus, Desiree Hall and Eva Shepherd. Second grade - Taylor McElfresh, Raeya Price and Emma Robertson. Third grade - Katelyn Freeze, Kohl Jones and Mackenzie Marker. Fourth grade - Kaitlyn Best, James Baker, Hailey Brock and Austin Sharp.


The following students have earned honors for the month of May.

Student of the Month Kindergarten - Hannah Belt, Aidan Lykins, Noah Spaulding and Jillian Studer. First grade - Jayce Freeman and Anna Swisshelm. Second grade - Garrett Conley, Trinity Evans and Jordan Lowe. Third grade - Makayla Lindsey, Reagan Lowe and Noah Teeter. Fourth grade - Dale Bowles, Harlie Brandenburg, Cassidy Louderback and Will Smith.


The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2011-2012.

The questions came as quickly as the balls they tossed to campers at the Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL) underway at the Batavia Township Community Center ball fields. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Devin Mesoraco laughed often as they pitched balls to the 6- to 12-year-olds attending the first ever Clermont County RRSL camp. In between visits to various diamonds, they fielded questions from kids across the county. “What’s it feel like to get knocked over by a player stealing home?” asked one young boy. “It doesn’t really hurt,” answered Mesoraco. “I look at it as a way I can save a run for my team. Besides, I have lots of padding in that catchers gear.” “How many home runs have you hit?” shouted one young girl during a question and answer session. Frazier has contributed 13 homers since his career began in the majors, while rookie Mesoraco has had six, including four this year. “I’ve been playing baseball since I was your age,” said Mesoraco, as he playfully tugged at the cap of a 6-yearold, generating a big grin from the boy. Both Reds players said they were honored when Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg presented them with Sheriff’s Office challenge coins during their Monday, June 25, visit to the Batavia Township camp. On Mondays and Tuesdays, for four weeks this summer, the RRSL is holding the free camp for Clermont County children, teaching them baseball and life lessons, including the importance of teamwork. “Baseball truly emulates life,” said Reds Community Fund Executive Director Charley Frank. “It’s a long season and sometimes you are on a roll and sometimes you lose, no matter how hard you try. One day you are the hero and the next you strike out with the bases loaded. That’s life.” For more information, visit .com/cin/community/rcf_rookie_success.jsp.

Perfect Attendance Kindergarten - Jace Blackburn, Grant Carter, JoAnna Hamilton, Kaycee Huff and Elizabeth Lindsey. First grade - Jordan Adams, Jayce Freeman, Desiree Hall, Clayton Hull, Shelby Rohrbacher, Logan Smith, Anna Swisshelm and Nick Yauger. Second grade - Nathan Baker, Alisha Boone, Landon Brill, Kenny Caseltine, Bailee Caudill, Garrett Conley, Tae Grizzell, Chase Jarman, Luke Jennings, Matthew Moore, Audrey Pinger and Shelby Riley. Third grade - Kiersten Chandler, Nick Eastman, Rachel Foley, Johnathon Johnston, Makayla Lindsey and Rebecca Yauger. Fourth grade - Christina Brueggemann, Logan Clarkson, Cheyenne Cummins, Tessa DeBell, Brendan Franklin, Jocelyn Johnson, Destiny Paynter, Nathan Peace, Alexus Riley and Seth Waits.

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco meets a young fan at the Reds Rookie Success League camp at the Batavia Township Community Center. THANKS TO KATHY LEHR





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Summer camp time for the Lady Tigers By Scott Springer

BETHEL — About four months after a season-ending loss to Mount Healthy in the city tournament, Bethel-Tate girls basketball coach Dave Fallis took his “new look” Lady Tigers on the road. Though the teams are not official, it’s commonplace for high schools to participate in team camps, so Fallis matched his squad up with others at Transylvania University (Lexington, Ky.) and at Wilmington College. The most recent experience was up I-71 to Wilmington where seven players led by one senior, Alex Shinkle, had a successful couple of days against some decent competition. “We went up there and we played really well,” Fallis said. “We had a good time and we were able to run five different offenses between our zone and man-toman, which is a first in the summer. I’m happy. Real happy.” Considering the Lady Tigers were playing without four seniors from last winter’s team, including three who were among the scoring leaders, the success was no small accomplishment. “We played at the varsity level with only two people with legitimate varsity experience,” Fallis said. “We ended up winning six games and we lost one by two points. We established a couple of things and we discovered what our identity is. It’s going to be a fun team to watch. They hustle, they’re diving on the floor for balls and running up and down when they’re able to.” The seven girls who competed at Wilmington were senior Alex

Shinkle, juniors Christine Myers and Abbie Shinkle, sophomores Brooke Jenike, Kylie Sawyers and Allison Poe and incoming freshman Julia Jenike. “They shared the ball and played really good team basketball,” Fallis said. “I was extremely, extremely happy.” Senior Kendall Murphy is still overcoming injuries and her status is to be determined. The talented post player missed last season and would’ve been a major contributor this past season, according to Fallis. Alex Shinkle is the lone returning starter for Bethel-Tate and averaged 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Fallis expects her to lead along with returning sophomore Brooke Jenike, who was second on the team in scoring behind the departed Carolin Baker at 6.9 points per game. “I was very excited,” Fallis said. “They played with a lot of poise and a lot of confidence. They have a lot of fun together. We go to play basketball but it’s also about building relationships. Some of these girls have danced together and played soccer together. It’s going to be a good group.” Many are also looking forward to another Jenike on the floor as Brooke and Julia continue the tradition that Tess Jenike started at Bethel-Tate. “They’ve been playing a lot of AAU basketball for the Angels this year,” Fallis said. “They’re very competitive and have fantastic basketball IQ - both of them.” The excitement of the Lady Tigers play in Wilmington had such an effect on Fallis that he found


Beechmont Soccer Club '97 Hurricanes, part of the new Beechmont Elite program, recently won the Elite Division of Buckeye Premier League with an undefeated 5-0-2 record. The Division title completes a dream season for the girls, which included their first State Cup Tournament, where they finished the Round of 16 with a solid 1-1-1 record, including a thrilling 1-1 tie with eventual State Cup Champion, Warren County Blue. The team moved up to the statewide Buckeye Premier last fall, after winning the top division of the local Cincinnati United Soccer League (CUSL) last spring. The Hurricanes are coached by Jon Wiley and Jim Calder. In front are Emma Wells and Sara Ventura; in second row are Darcy Aders, Michaela Shepherd, Hayley Racer, Isabella Benintendi, Brandi Brock, Sophie Armor and Shannon Walsh; in third row are Cara Schildmeyer, Taylor Akers, Alyssa Woodward, Emma Heise, Emily Wiley and Pamela West. Beechmont Soccer Club '97 Hurricanes players are from Amelia, Anderson Township, Bethel, Glen Este/Withamsville, Milford, Mt. Orab and West Chester. THANKS TO BECKY VENTURA

Brooke Jenike is Bethel-Tate's top returning scorer despite playing just one year of varsity. This upcoming season, she'll be joined by her sister, Julia.

Bethel-Tate's Alex Shinkle, No. 11, was the lone senior to make the trip north to Wilmington in June for a two-day team camp. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE



Bethel-Tate girls basketball coach Dave Fallis huddles his team in their Division II sectional game at Withrow against Mount Healthy Feb. 13. The Lady Tigers fell short, 57-43. After losing four seniors, Fallis has had his girls at offseason camps in Lexington and Wilmington. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

himself having a tough time sleeping at night. While there’s plenty of time before the round balls are officially rolled out, the early returns from the summer previews are encouraging. “When you lose the four seniors we lost last year, that’s a bunch,” Fallis said. “That’s a lot of heart and a lot of hustle. You

dwell on that for a couple months and then lo and behold, you go to one of these camps and it’s like, ‘Wow!’” The best part for the veteran coach is that it wasn’t any one individual who stood out. “It was really just as a team,” Fallis said. “We only lost to one team and we had seven girls and

they had 15. It was a Division I school and they’re rotating three and four girls in every few minutes and they’re all fresh.” Fallis will likely build around his camp participants and add depth, but there could be a lot of exciting, fast play (and floor burns) coming to the Bethel-Tate gymnasium later this fall.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Anderson cheer camp

The Anderson High School Redskin cheerleaders are having a youth cheerleading camp from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Nagel Middle School Gym, which is air-conditioned. Anyone between the ages of 6 and sixth grade are encouraged to participate. Cost is $25 per participant, and includes a T-shirt and DVD of material learned. Participants will learn motions, jumps, sidelines chants, a cheer and a dance. Material will be customized for entire organizations/teams who sign up together. To arrange for customized material, contact Katie Ritter at All participants are invited to cheer at an Anderson varsity football game on Sept. 21. To register, visit youthcamp.htm.

Youth cheer camp

Glen Este High School cheerleaders are putting on their Youth Cheer Camp at Union Township Veterans Memorial Park for any student entering first through eighth grade for the 2012-2013 school year. The camp is 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, July 16-Thursday, July 19. Cost is $50. Make check or money order payable to GEHS Boosters and mail to: GEHS Cheerleading, c/o Debra Berger, 4485 Stratford Court, Batavia, Ohio 45103

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SCD camp options

Through the course of the summer, Summit Country Day School will have about 50 day camps, academic classes and sports camps for all different ages – plus the Montessori program goes through the summer. Visit to see full course descriptions.

Anderson camps

Registration for Anderson High School Summer Athletic Camps still under way include: Boys’ soccer, July 16-19 Volleyball, July 23-26 Wrestling, visit for details. For a registration form and more details, visit Anderson High School’s website anderson and click on “Links” found in the navigation bar on the left side of the page, under athletics select the “Athletic Summer Camp Schedule.”

Complete player basketball camps

Registration is going on for three Complete Player Basketball camps conducted by Northern Kentucky University NCAA Division II All-American Craig Sanders. The camp is for players entering second through ninth grades. The last scheduled camp is at Mt. Washington Rec Center, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July

23-26. This camp is for boys and costs $105. A $10 coupon is available Camp includes league and tournament play, a summer workout packet, Complete Player T-shirt, one-on-onehalf-on-two tournament, hot shot, jersey day, guest speakers, go for it, buzzer beater, drills, a free throw shootout, 10-point game, stations, college-simulated individual workouts and awards. Points of emphasis are footwork, change of speed, mental toughness, quick first step, shooting off the screen, quick release, instilling hard work, handling pressure, having fun, finishing, moving without the ball and defensive work. Call 910-1043, or e-mail

British soccer camp

The week-long British Soccer Camp is coming to several area programs: Greater Sycamore Soccer Association, July 16. Mariemont SAY Soccer, Nativity SAY, July 23. Greater Sycamore Soccer Association, July 23. MWCC SAY Milford, July 30. Madeira Youth Soccer, Aug. 6. The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child will be coached by a member of Challengers’ team of 1,100 British soccer coaches flown to the USA




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broadcast booths and clubhouse. The camp includes special instruction from a Reds coach plus a guest appearance by a current Reds star. Each camper will get to compete in a skills competition with the championships at Great American Ball Park. Campers will also have their swing recorded and analyzed by the camp video specialist using the same technology used by the Reds. To sign up for the official Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camp presented by Safeco Insurance or for pricing and details, visit camps or call 1-855-8GoReds (1-855-8467337).

to work on these programs. Teams are also welcome to attend and receive a week of focused instruction to prepare them for the fall season – Team Camp Rates are available from your camp coordinator. Each camper will receive a free Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a free Soccer Ball, a free Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. Contact Grant Leckie at: 407-6739, or e-mail: Sign up at

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Hermans camps

Registration is going on now for Cincinnati Reds baseball and softball camps. The camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14. One of the camps will be at Summit Country Day School in Hyde Park Aug. 13-17. The camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and include 30 hours of instruction packed with skills development, competition, camaraderie and fun. Campers will be given a full Reds uniform (jersey, pants, hat and belt), four tickets to a 2012 Reds game and a special graduation certificate commemorating his/her attendance at the inaugural season of the Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. On one of the five camp days, participants will be transported by bus to Great American Ball Park for a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the bullpens, dugouts, batting cages, media room,

The 2012 OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South will be conducted throughout the area. Visit /camps/soccerunlimited.htm for complete time and pricing information. July 16-20, Bethel. July 23-27, Deer Park, Sycamore July 30-Aug. 3, Fairfax, Madeira, Indian Hill, Mariemont, Kings Soccer Club, Mason. Aug. 6-10, Sycamore area, Batavia, Terrace Park. Hermans is a former professional player and Holland and the former head coach of the Xavier University men’s soccer team. He trains many club teams and is the assistant coach for the Dutch Lions Professional team. Contact Jack Hermans or the OSYSA office at 232-7916, or 576-9555, or e-mail

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will be at Rumpke Park, with some games played MidAmerica Ballyard and Westside Sports Park. Now in its 60th year, the tournament kicks off with a bracket drawing and a homerun derby on Tuesday, July 24, at Rumpke Park. Games begin on Thursday, July 26, starting with the Metro All-Star Games July 26 and 27, which features last year’s championship winners. The Metro also now features an Elite Division for select teams by invitation only the first weekend, July 27-29.

The deadline to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament is 11 p.m., Monday, July 16. Teams must fill out an application and be sanctioned by the American Softball Association and World Softball League. The entry fee is $295 per team. Applications can be found at or the Rumpke Park offices. The Metro features all levels of play for men’s and women’s softball. The majority of the two-week tournament

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Glen Este High School graduate Matt Marksberry talks with teammate Devin Chavez in the bullpen prior to the Hamilton Joes game last June. Marksberry returns for the Joes this year. FILE PHOTO

Clermont resident suits up for the Joes By Nick Dudukovich

This summer, former local prep standouts will suit up for the Hamilton Joes. The Joes compete in a wooden-bat summer-league that features players from around the country. The team plays in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. Other southwest Ohio teams include the Cincinnati Steam, Dayton Docs and the Xenia Scouts. Here are some former local talent who will suit up for the Joes, a team that plays its games at Foundation Field in Hamilton:

The former Glen Este standout had a stellar sophomore campaign for the Camels and struck out 35 in 33.1 innings pitched. He held opponents to a .233 average and posted a 4-2 record. Collin Shaw, RHP, MSJ; The former Lakota West standout started eight games for the College of Mount St. Joseph and struck out 23 in 34.1 innings pitched. Brett McKinney, RHP, Ohio State: The Hamilton native went 5-6 and started 12 games for the Bucks. He also struck out 48 and held opponents to a .267 average. For more information about the Joes, visit

Ethan McAlpine, OF, UC: This former Moeller standout is a red-shirt sophomore who is returning for his second stint with the Joes. McAlpine batted .315 with 15 RBI and 11 stolen bases last summer. Ryan Riga, LHP, Wabash Valley Junior College: This former Fairfield standout posted a 9-3 record in collegiate play this spring. He also posted a 2.72 ERA while striking out 86 in 87.2 innings pitched. Matt Marksberry, LHP, Campbell University: Like McAlpine, Marksberry returns for his second stint with the Joes.



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Ten things to know about motorcycles Motorcycle season is in full swing and every car driver and motorcyclist needs to be extra careful. Each year in Clermont County, as well as state and nationwide, there are motorcycle fatalities. Regardless of your view on motorcycles, riders or helmets, we must all work together to protect members of our community. The tips below are from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. 1. More than half of all fatal motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. Most of the time, the motorist, not the motorcyclist, is at fault. 2. Because of its small size, a motorcycle can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots or objects outside a car like bushes, fences or bridges. Take an extra moment to look for motorcycles. 3. Because of its small size, a motorcycle may look farther away than it is. It also may be difficult to judge a motorcycle’s speed. When checking traffic to turn at an intersection, into or out of a driveway, predict a motorcycle is closer than it looks. 4. Motorcyclists often slow by downshifting or just slowing down, thus not activating the brake light. Allow more following distance, say three or four seconds. At intersections, predict a motorcyclist may slow down without visual warning. 5. Motorcyclists often adjust position within a lane to be seen more easily and to avoid road debris, vehicles and wind. 6. Turn signals on a motorcycle usually are not self-canceling, some riders (especially beginners) sometimes forget to turn them off after a turn or lane change. Make sure a motorcycle’s signal is for real. 7. Maneuverability is one of a motorcycle’s better characteristics, especially at slower speeds and with good road


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conditions, but don’t expect a motorcyclist to always be able to dodge out of the way. 8. Stopping distance for motorcycles is nearly the same as for cars, but slippery pavement Martha makes stopping quickly Enriquez difficult. Allow more COMMUNITY PRESS following distance beGUEST COLUMNIST hind a motorcycle because it can’t always stop “on a dime.” 9. When a motorcycle is in motion, see more than the motorcycle - see the person under the helmet, who could be your friend, neighbor or relative. 10. If a driver crashes into a motorcyclist and causes serious injury, the driver would likely never forgive himself/herself. “Keep your distance and look twice,” said Kenny Meinor, general manager of Harley Davidson of Eastgate. “Just because somebody gets on a motorcycle, doesn’t mean that person is not a father, friend, grandmother, son or sister.” Last year, there were 168 fatal motorcycle crashes and 4,465 injury crashes in Ohio. Motorcycle fatalities have increased by about 35 percent on Ohio’s roads over the past 10 years. That is about 1,400 people that have died in Ohio in the past 10 years on motorcycles. Clermont County Safe Communities encourages both motorcyclists and motorists to make good choices when driving. Motorcyclists should Ride SMART Sober, Motorcycle Endorsed, Alert Right Gear and Trained. And motorists need to pay attention and share the road.

Martha Enriquez is the coordinator of Safe Communities for the Clermont County General Health District.

If one of the seven hills of our city were actually a volcano would you survive the eruption? Though hypothetical, this question did come to mind when I visited the exciting exhibit A Day in Pompeii at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). The exhibit, which is open now through August 12, takes a journey through the life of a Pompeian citizen before chronicling the destruction and preservation that took place after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. As someone who has visited Pompeii, Italy, I had certain expectations. There were some aspects that triggered my memories, but I was surprised by all of the new information I absorbed from my two-hour visit. When walking the actual streets of Pompeii it’s like a ghost town with an eerie, empty feel. However, entering the exhibit at CMC was a much more lively experience. I felt immediately immersed in the world of the citizens and got a more realistic grasp on their culture. The artifacts, which include jewelry, money, and food specimens, humanized the people. My favorite example is the slabs on the wall that have graffiti with content that matches what you would find on an overpass today. It was surprising to realize which things are still the same, and interesting to learn about those that were different. The audio guide that I listened to as I toured pointed out aspects that I would not have noticed otherwise and made the experience much more enjoyable. And while looking at tangible objects put things into perspective, the short films placed throughout the exhibit brought it all together. Suddenly, this civilization was not

something I had to imagine because I had all the tools to visualize it for what it really was. I entered the latter part of the exhibit, which begins with a video that chronicles Lauren the 24 hours of Mt. Mongelluzzo COMMUNITY PRESS Vesuvius’s eruption, and ended up sitting GUEST COLUMNIST through the show twice because I found it so compelling. Realizing the fate of the Pompeians and the natural power of the volcano was awe-inspiring. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the exhibit (and of the actual town) was the body casts. These creations from the site left me thinking long after I walked out the door. This room had a much different feel, and though it was tastefully simple I spent the most time there. I could not help but notice that I was not alone when I lingered at each part of the exhibit. Kids, students, couples young and old were gathering around pedestals or vying for seats in the theaters. For those that have not had the opportunity to see Pompeii firsthand, the exhibit at Museum Center provides an eye-opening view into the lives and last day of these sophisticated and dynamic people, and into that time period in general. I encourage you to visit A Day in Pompeii and find out where you would have fit in, and if you would have lived to tell the tale. Lauren Mongelluzzo is an Indian Hill resident and Museum Center summer volunteer.

CH@TROOM July 4 question Will you be attending, participating in or volunteering at the World Choir Games. Why or why not?

“With the heat index at 100 degrees I suspect I will avoid the choir games. Thousands of foreign visitors can bring in a few unique diseases. Downtown can be great with many visitors in town. But it also brings out the full caldron of beggars and the pseudo homeless. The old free parking after 6 p.m. has gone away thanks to City Clown-Sale rate changes, cabs and Red Valet tags on the meters. Outside of the Banks, I doubt I will see any of downtown or the choir games. Go figure!” T.D.T.

June 27 question Are you concerned about your privacy now that the FAA has been ordered to give unmanned aircraft, or drones, greater access to civilian airspace by 2015? Why or why not?

"Creepy. Big Brother just keeps getting bigger and no one seems to notice or care.” L.A.D. “Lots of aircraft fly over every day if you live near Lunken Airport. Helicopters from the Duke Energy regularly fly over at very low elevation to survey the power lines. Google Earth takes satellite photos good enough to pick out cars in the driveway or lawn chairs on the deck and Google streetview takes

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pictures from the front of the house. Why should I care about a few drones? I worry a lot more about the land vehicles driving down our streets being directed by people who forgot about paying attention the traffic 3 phone calls and two texts ago.” F.S.D. “Am I concerned about my privacy now that the FAA has been ordered to give drones greater access to civilian airspace? No. Take a look at the maps available on Google and other GPS devices ... drones wouldn't be much more dramatic than these maps. “We need some better way to deter lawbreakers, and that has to start with finding them. I wonder if a drone might have prevented Brian Terry's murder? If abuses develop down the road (i.e., spying on innocent people), we can deal with that when it happens.” Bill B. “Assuming the concern would be that Big Brother government was intruding into citizen privacy with such flights, no, I would not be concerned and here is why.



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I believe it was in the 1970s that the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for the police to search out marijuana growers by flying over private property to get evidence. Whether the aircraft is manned or unmanned that ruling should still protect us from government's prying eyes.” R.V.

June 20 question

Would you be willing to pay a toll for using the Brent Spence Bridge? Why or why not? “Americans have been conditioned by politicians on both sides for so long that they just accept the constant barrage of levy requests, tax increases and yes tolls to fill the gap of their wrecklessly irresponsible spending habits. “Did Iraquis or Afghanis have to pay tolls to use the dozens, perhaps hundreds of bridges and roads we’ve built there in the last decade? “Nope. "We pay gasoline taxes and commercial vehicles pay huge amounts in road use taxes. These monies have been squandered away while our roads and bridges crumble. 'Projects like the Brent Spence replacement are coplex but so much expense is added because we have to do millions of dollars in “environmental impact studies” to make sure we don’t kill a salamander or a bug. 'I take it as a slap in the face that we’re asked to pony up again while DC keeps writing rubber checks and printing money which de-values every dollar in our wallets all the while wanting

more of those very dollars. "If you’re not p***ed off you shouldn’t be voting!” J.M.

savings in 2013 , and say hello to a worldwide depression for 10 lasting 10 years or more.” Ted D.

Question: Are you concerned that if Greece drops the Euro it will affect the U.S. stock market and the U.S. economy? Why or why not?

“When Greece drops the euro or more realistically thrown out, it will have a domino effect. “We will have another socialist economy fall, with another one Spain about to go. Spain did go Greece one better by investing heavily in alternative energy. Sound familiar ? Can you spell Solyndra? The road that the world and Obama have lead us down will have a dramatic effect on us. Or do you want four more years of this?” J.H.D.

“Yes I am concerned about Greece dropping from the Euro Union. “The Euro concept was ill-fated from the beginning. Even Socialist Germany was not able to unify Europe back in the 1930s with force. Europe can not continue to be unified now with the Euro. “Greece public employees take home salary and benefits at an amount of five times the private sector employees - that pay the public employees. “Greece employees retire with full benefits at age 50. This is Richard Trumpka’s (union president) dream - over compensate workers with borrowed money and destroy your country. “Other countries such as Poland and Germany are more prudent and fiscally responsible. Greece is like a retarded criminal stepchild - as are Italy and Spain of parent states. Greece is the first to fail. “U.S. owners of IRAs and 401K planes have money invested to the European market. As Europe falls, so does America - pulled down with the gluttony of irresponsible union controlled European States such as Greece, Italy and Spain. “Say goodbye to your lifelong

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“Everything seems to affect the stock market. Greece is just one more influence. “To the long term investor, 'This too shall pass.' I am a lot more concerned about the do nothing Congress we have elected affecting the stock market. One way or another, we have got to get some cohesion to get things done. “Any majority that can pass effective legislation would be better than what we have. Tax the rich, give everything to the middle class, socialize health care, privatize healthcare, just make a decision that business can plan around. Do something effective! Then maybe we will see some jobs. “Are you going to take your team out on the field to play a game where the rules are being decided as you play. No way!” F.S.D.

Bethel Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Loveland resident Tony Aiello gave the closing speech at the awards breakfast about the United Way 2012 campaign. Aiello, who is a vice president at GE Aviation, is vice chair of the campaign. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Debra Gordon, left, of United Way, presents honorable mentions. Receiving the honors are, in back from left, Center Bank, represented by Konnie Wylie, and Clermont Community Services Inc. Youth Services, represented by Billie Kuntz, Julie Brown and Teresa Klein. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

United Way recognizes volunteers CLERMONT COUNTY — United Way of Greater Cincinnati - Eastern Area recognized volunteers and organizations for their work to improve people’s lives in Brown and Clermont counties throughout 2011 during a recent breakfast. Park National Bank received the Marty Macveigh Leadership Award, which is given to “the best of the best” from all nominations submitted for the year. Child Focus, Inc. received the Vision Award, which is given to an individual or organization demonstrating vision and leadership.


Brown County Helping Hands received the Exemplary Service Award for receiving United Way investment funds and executing program specifications in an exemplary manner. Total Quality Logistics received the Resources Award significantly contributing to the success of United Way - Eastern Area’s work through time, money, advocacy or in-kind contributions. Three honorable mentions were given to CenterBank, Clermont Community Services Inc. Youth Services, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County.

John Carter, left, of Child Focus Inc., recognized other members of the orgnanization during his acceptance speech for the Vision Award from United Way. Presenting the award was Sarah Ghee of United Way and Ralph Jennings, Brown County commissioner. LISA J. MAUCH/THE

David Gouch, president of Park National Bank, accepts the Marty Macveigh Leadership Award on behalf of the bank while presenter Susan Grosse of United Way holds onto the award. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Adam Fraser, left, of Total Quality Logistics, accepts the Resources Award on behalf of the company while United Way presenter Susan Grosse and TQL colleague Lauren Gillette look on. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Debra Gordon, left, of United Way presents an honorable mention to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County. Accepting the award is Jill Cochran, interim executive director. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jeopardy champion comes home to Batavia By Chuck Gibson

Judy Nichols, originally of Batavia, won twice on Jeopardy in April. She was congratulated by host Alex Trebek. She lost the third day on a technicality. PROVIDED

“In the final game, we played against Highland High School and McCauley,” said Nichols. “We came in second. There wasn’t any money involved. We

Realizing only part of the wrong answer was crossed off, she began to cross out the rest, but … “As I was crossing it out, the 30 seconds ended,” she said. “The pen runs out. That’s the way it works. The pen stops writing after the music ends.” The subject was 2011 Memoirs. The question was: “How a boy named Harry grew up to be Mark Twain.” Nichols had been reading a Twain biography and had Samuel Clemens in her head. She just wrote something until she thought of the right answer. Amy saw it and said: “Her answer was, ‘Who is Samuel (not crossed out) Clemens (crossed out) Who is Hal Holbrook,’ but Hal Holbrook was the right answer,” Amy said. “That’s exactly what Alex Trebek said: ‘We have to disqualify that because Who is

Samuel Hal Holbrook is not the right answer.’” “This is what you did not see,” said Nichols. “When he first read it, he said: ‘Who is Hal Holbrook, that’s the correct answer.’ The judges stopped him.” After discussing it, they said they ruled against it. That’s how Judy Nichols became a two-day champion instead of a three-day champion. They had to re-film it. If she won, she would have qualified for the tournament of champions as a three-day champion. “That was even harder,” Nichols said. “It was horrible. It was my own fault. I should have been willing to leave it blank while I thought about it. You only have 30 seconds and there’s a lot going on.” Visit judynichols/ or

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BATAVIA — Judy Nichols came home to Batavia recently as a “Jeopardy Champion” and the author of two published books. The Clermont County Public Library hosted a book signing at the Batavia branch for Nichols’ books - “Tree Huggers” and “Caviar Dreams.” The Batavia native, who now makes her home in Wilmington, NC, ended up talking about what it was like to be a twoday champion on “Jeopardy.” “Short answer, really cool,” Nichols said. It started at Batavia High School for Nichols who was a member of their academic team that competed for the Cincinnati championship on “It’s Academic” back in the 1970s.

won a ton of encyclopedias for the school. We were Batavia’s only winning team that year.” They may have been “the nerdy kids,” said Nichols, but her sister, Amy Kisner, remembers students going to for cheer them. “We had school buses and we rode to the taping downtown,” Amy said. Fast forward to April 12 and April13, 2012. Again, Judy is competing on TV and again, Amy is watching. This time money is involved. This time Judy wins … and loses. She won a total of $46,500, and was “Jeopardy Champion” for two days before losing the third game. The loss the third day is most memorable. “I came up with the wrong answer,” Nichols said. “I crossed out part of it and wrote the right answer.”



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Clubs & Organizations


OutPost, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St., Non-denominational women’s group. Includes messages and music. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided. All ages. Free. Presented by OutPost. 528-1952. Newtown.

St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Music by Gypsy Stone 6:15-8:15 p.m. Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band 9 p.m.midnight. Beer garden, food, entertainment, grand raffle, Bid-N-Buy, midway, split-the-pot drawings, children’s games, rides, concessions and more. Free. 752-2080; JulyFest/tabid/80/Default.aspx. Withamsville.

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

Drink Tastings D’Arenberg 100th Birthday Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Wine specialist: TJ Christie - Cutting Edge. Music by Ed Oxley, jazz violin. Hors d’oeuvres by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, 806 Ohio Pike, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. Family friendly. $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

Literary - Libraries Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Literary - Story Times Drop-in ToddlerTime Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Bring child age 18 months-2 years for books, rhymes and songs each week and early literacy tips. Free. 248-0700. Milford. All Ages Story Time, 10:3011:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays about this year’s summer reading theme: Dream Big. Each session promotes six early literacy skills that children must know before they can learn to read. Ages 0-6. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.

Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, 177 S. Riverside Drive, With Bob Laake. Plenty of extra Djembe drums to participate. Free. 732-2326; Batavia.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Katie Pritchard. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-

Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Attendees in grades kindergarten through elementary invited to join for games and crafts during story time for siblings. Free. 734-2619. Bethel.

Literary - Story Times Preschool Story Time, Noon-1 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Ages 3-6. Stories, craft and games. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

Pets July Jamboree Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., League for Animal Welfare, Free. 7352299; Batavia.

Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 3:30 p.m., Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 123 S. Second St., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 977-6363; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Miami Township’s Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Community Park, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Amphitheater. Midnight on Vine. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Pets July Jamboree Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Cat adoption fees for all cats reduced to $35 and dog adoption fees reduced to $45. Serving hot dogs and cool treats on weekends. Free. 735-2299; Batavia.

Recreation Friday Night Racing, 7-11:30 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Now running Mount Orab Ford Late Models, Holman Motors Chevettes Modifieds and Crazy Compacts on Fridays, Hot Laps starting at 7 p.m. Family friendly. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215. Williamsburg.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $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; Bethel.

Festivals St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Thomas More Church, Music by Blue Sacrifice 6:15-8:15 p.m. An evening with the Dan Varner Band 9 p.m.-midnight. Free. 752-2080; Withamsville.

Nature Lightning Bugs, 8:30 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Enjoy a summer light show provided by Mother Nature. Catch fireflies while learn facts and fiction about them. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age 1. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; Milford. July Jamboree Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., League for Animal Welfare, Free. 7352299; Batavia.

Runs/Walks Fly Through The Park, 9 a.m., Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, 5K Run/Walk. Chip timing, prizes food and refreshments. Benefits Natalie Fossier Memorial Fund. $20. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 791-4790; Milford.

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Love-

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Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band will perform from 9 p.m.-midnight at the St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 800 Ohio Pike. The festival runs 6 p.m.-midnight. For more information, call 752-2080 or visit FILE PHOTO land-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Festivals St. Thomas More Church JulyFest, 2-10 p.m., St. Thomas More Church, Music by the Rattlesnakin’ Daddies 3-5 p.m. Anna and Milovan 5:30-8 p.m. OMEB Presents: The School of Rock 8:30-10 p.m. Free. 7522080; tabid/80/Default.aspx. Withamsville.

Historic Sites Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. Through Oct. 21. 2312114; Anderson Township.

Nature Bat Basics, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Learn about the bats that live in Hamilton County and the benefits they bring us. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Wump Mucket Puppets, 2-2:30 p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., Patio. Puppet show with songs and humor. Free. Presented by Wump Mucket Puppets. 5831725. Loveland.

Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; Milford. July Jamboree Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., League for Animal Welfare, Free. 7352299; Batavia.

Recreation Tennis Classes, 4-5 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Weekly through Aug. 19. Eye-hand coordination, racquet skills, basic strokes and scoring. Indoors. Bring racquet. Also, Tennis for Intermediates. Family friendly. $69. Registration


ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to 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 and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; Anderson Township.

Summer Camp Religious/VBS Woodland Lakes Christian Camps, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 Lindale-Mount Holly Road, Junior 2. Daily through July 20. Grades 5-6. Activities include: arts and crafts, climbing, giant swing, swimming in pool or lake, archery, BB gun range, volleyball and canteen. Ages 4-18. $25-$250 for preschool day camp to week-long camps. Registration required. 797-5268; Monroe Township.

MONDAY, JULY 16 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Nothin’ But Net Sports Complex, 4343 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Combines body sculpting exercises with high-energy cardio. Ages 16 and up. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Zumba Fitness with Sue. 379-4900. Mount Carmel. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Literary - Crafts Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Evening of crochet. Learn basic crochet stitches and how to read and follow crochet patterns. For 12 and up. Free. 724-1070; Williamsburg.

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 area. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, Daily through July 20. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all-boy and all-girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending upon the location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Loveland.

Summer Camp Religious/VBS Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 Lindale-Mount Holly Road, Around the World. Daily through July 20. Swimming, hot lunch, games, canteen and arts

Bike Day, 3-7 p.m., Leap Beyond Therapy, 701A U.S. Route 50, Free bike assessments for all children and adults with any type of disability or challenge. Free. Registration required. 232-5327; Milford.

and crafts. With weekly themes. Dress for weather. Ages 1-6. $140 per week; $50 per week pre- and post camp. Registration required. 797-5268; Monroe Township. SKY Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon, Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Daily through July 20. Music, games, stories, crafts, snacks and more. Staff and children wear different color every day of the program. Monday is blue, Tuesday green, Wednesday white, Thursday red and Friday yellow. Ages -1-6. $5 donation suggested. 231-4301. Anderson Township.

Summer Camp - Sports Soccer Unlimited Camps, 5:30-8 p.m., Bethel Intermediate School, 649 West Plane St., Daily through July 20. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/ maintain your soccer talents by playing serious, training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. Ages 5-17. $75. Presented by Soccer Unlimited. 232-7916. Bethel.

Summer Camp - YMCA Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 6-11. Monday-Friday. $120 per week for YMCA member, $175 per week for non-member. 4741400. Anderson Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 14-15. Monday-Friday. $60 members, $120 non-members. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Kick Boxing, 6:30 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy Health Anderson Hospital, 7500 State Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Anderson Township.

Literary - Crafts Craft Time, 11 a.m.-noon, Bethel Branch Library, Free. 734-2619. Bethel.

Literary - Story Times Drop-in Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Ages 3-6. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m.noon, Bethel Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 734-2619. Bethel. Drop-in ToddlerTime Story Time, 10-10:30 a.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Bring child age 18 months-2 years for books, rhymes and songs each week and early literacy tips. Free. 248-0700. Milford.

Music - Oldies


Matt Snow, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Rincon Mexicano Restaurant, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Suite F-5, Cantina and Dining Area. Frank Sinatra Party and a bit of Spanish party music, too. 943-9923; Eastgate.

Exercise Classes


Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Eastside Sports, $5. 310-5600; Withamsville.

Crafty Critters, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children 3-12 can make two different themed crafts. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 4-6 p.m., Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 956-3729; Batavia.

Literary - Crafts Explorer’s Club, 2-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Explore this years summer reading theme: Dream Big. Stories, crafts, games and snacks. Ages 0-5. Free. 752-5580. Amelia. Craft Time, Noon-1 p.m., Bethel

Pets July Jamboree Adoption Event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., League for Animal Welfare, Free. 7352299; Batavia.

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

Summer Camp - Horses Pony Camp, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Teal Lake Farm, 2301 Whitmer Road, Activities: riding, feeding, grooming and caring for ponies, fishing, crafts, games, nature hikes and more. One-day session. Ages 6-13. $65. Registration required. 532-6299; Batavia.



Jam, poached peaches good summer recipes

Sugar-free berry jam

I like strawberries but use your favorite berry and coordinating gelatin. Last time I made this I added lemon juice and it gave it a nice zing.

2 cups berries 1 cup cold water 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 oz. sugar-free berry gelatin

Crush berries in saucepan. Add water, juice and gelatin and mix. Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a couple of minutes. Pour into jars, cool and cap. Store in refrigerator for two weeks or

just enough for the kids to enjoy pulling up. That translates into carrots for several dinners, but not near enough to preserve. Here’s an easy way to roast carrots in the oven, not the prettiest kid on the block, but so delicious. Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and is good for our eyes. Carrots may help lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and certain cancers. Now in order to make the betacarotene do all these good things, carrots need a little fat. So I rub them with olive oil before roasting.

Rita shares a reader's recipe for using all those summer peaches. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD frozen two months.

Greyhound Tavern’s house dressing ingredients Susan B. really wanted this recipe, and I know the recipe is proprietary, as it is hugely popular for this northern Kentucky restaurant. Greyhound is celebrating 25 years of good food and fellowship. So no, I don’t have the recipe, but here’s the ingredients (and I can’t tell you how I came to know), so let’s see if one of our readers can figure this out: seedless cucumbers, green onions, mayo, sour cream, sugar, white pepper, garlic, salt and chopped carrot.

Pat’s bourbon poached peaches

I’ve had this in my files for a long time and, with local peaches coming in, it’s a good one to share. From Pat Kellison, who said: “I have made a lot of peach recipes, but none comes near this one for over-the-top deliciousness.” Pat serves it over peach ice cream. 4 lbs. peaches 2½ cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split

Carrots, peeled only if necessary Olive oil Sea salt Freshly ground pepper

4 cups water ¾ cup bourbon

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small X into bottom of each peach. Boil peaches for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water bath. Let cool slightly. Peel, pit and cut into ¾-inch wedges. Bring water, sugar and vanilla to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and bourbon. Simmer until peaches are tender, but still hold their shape, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl using slotted spoon. Cook syrup over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Discard vanilla pod. Pour syrup over peaches. Let cool completely. Divide among sterilized jars. Pour syrup over tops. Seal jars and refrigerate until ready to use, up to one month. Extra syrup can be frozen.

Simple roasted carrots

Our farmer friends Bob and Bert Villing, who live down the road, just canned over 20 pints of carrots from their garden. As for me, I grow

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub with olive oil and season to taste. Lay in single layer on sprayed cookie sheet. Roast until tender and slightly wrinkled. Trim leafy tops. When you buy carrots with green tops attached, trim them off before storing. Otherwise, those leafy tops act like sponges, sucking out the vitamins and moisture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


Children age 3 through seventhgrade are invited to Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, July 9 to July 13, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. This year’s theme is “SKY - Where Everything Is Possible with God.” Children will experience new friends, experiments, sky high bible adventures, sky dive diner, all star games, music, and flying high crafts and prizes. To register, or for additional information, contact Children’s Director, Janet Bowdle, at 734-7201. Information and registration forms also are available at . Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but children may register by coming 15 minutes early the first day. The church is at 402 W. Plane St., Bethel; 734-7201.

Feesburg Worship Center

The Outside Singing Gospel Jamboree is 7 p.m., Friday, July 27, at Feesburg Worship Center. Dinner, drink and dessert is $6 for adults and $4 for children. The benefit will support the building fund. Everyone is welcome. The center is at 8651 Ohio 505, Hamersville.

St. Thomas More

The annual JulyFest is July 13, July 14 and July 15. Food and entertainment for the entire family is available. Entertainment includes Gypsy Stone, Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band, Blue Sacrifice, The Dan Varner Band, Rattlesnakin Daddies, Anna and Milovan and the OMEB and the School of Rock. JulyFest is open Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight, and Sunday at 1 p.m. for the Sunday dinner, and at 3 p.m. for the rest of the festival.

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

Wiggonsville Church of God

The church, with Pastor Ken Rutherford, is having its 40th annual homecoming at 11 a.m., July 15. Guest speaker is Jeremy Rutherford. Two featured groups will be singing: The King Family and The Hamiltons and many others. Dinner will be served. Everyone is welcome. The church is on Ohio 133 south of Bethel about three miles.

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Team shares life lessons By Kathy Lehr

The University Air Care helicopter and flight team dropped in on campers at the Clermont County Reds Rookie Success League in Batavia Township June 26. “Air Care transports over 1,000 patients every year,” said Miami Township flight nurse Jason Peng. “We provide emergency response and transportation to hospitals for people critically injured in crashes and involved in other types of trauma. You never know when you will need us; just a few weeks ago, we were called to transport a youth baseball player that got hit by a ball. He’s OK, but it’s a reminder that you need to wear your helmets and other protective gear and pay attention to your surroundings at all times.” The success league is a free camp for Clermont County children where they learn baseball and life lessons. The camp is being held at the Batavia Township Community Center ball fields. Peng told the 250 children, age 6 to 12 from across the county, that while he has only been flying as part of the team for a year, he loves his job. “It’s great to be able to prac-


Lonna Kingsbury is honored as 2nd Congressional District Poet Laureate by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. THANKS TO GERTRUD WHITAKER

Kingsbury honored as Poet Laureate

University Air Care lead pilot Jim Pace shows Clermont County Reds Rookie Success League campers life-saving equipment inside the BK-117 helicopter. THANKS TO KATHY LEHR tice medicine outside of a hospital setting and help the critically injured,” he said. Jim Pace, lead pilot for Air





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

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worked tirelessly to produce such events at Tall Stacks and the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo, as well as participating in numerous performances and camps at Sharon Woods Park. The Greater Miami Township Performing Arts Center has bestowed upon her the honor of Poet Laureate. She was named dual nominee of the 1999 PostCorbet Awards, for both Literary Achievement and Community Outreach. The Clermont County League of Women’s Voters also named her for the Orpha Gatch Citizenship Award for community service in 2000.”

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Lonna Kingsbury of Miami Township was recently honored as the 2nd Congressional District Poet Laureate. A certificate of recognition from U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt had this to say about Kingsbury: “Lonna’s life-long mission has been to counter the silence of injustice and to provide a sanctuary for every voice. In order to further this aspiration, she was the instigator behind Cincinnati’s Poets Anonymous along with being the producer and creator of Countering the Silence, an all-volunteer staffed cable access show. She has

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

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

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Watch for baby deer this time of year Howdy folks, Last week we saw a couple deer back on our place watching three baby fawns playing. The little fawns would run and jump then turn around kick their heels up then run real fast. The does would keep watch while this was taking place. The little ones are so beautiful and cute, but when they grow up they can be so destructive. They are very majestic and so graceful when they run, we enjoy watching them. When driving, be very careful. We have seen some little fawns that have been hit by vehicles. They don’t know how a vehicle can hurt them. There are so many other animals being hit on the highways. After all, we have gotten into their domain. With the hot weather, please keep check on your neighbors and shut ins. With these storms and the electric being out, this is a

critical time for them. While I am writing about the elderly, it is important George to keep Rooks fresh water for your OLE FISHERMAN animals, too. With this hot weather, they will drink a lot of water and of course keep plenty of food for them. Last week we dug the potatoes we planted on St. Patrick’s Day. There were two rows 16 feet long. We dug a bushel of taters. Ruth Ann likes the Red Pontiac better, so we now have new taters to eat. Boy are they good. Folks, the hot weather is starting to get to us so the neighbors helped us put the window air conditioner in the window last Saturday morning. It has sure been a blessing. What wonderful neighbors we

have. It is great to live in the neighborhood we do. The bluebirds have raised two batches of babies and are now on the third nest. The bluebirds need all the help they can get. At one time, there were very few. Now they seem to be making a comeback. They are a very beautiful bird. We were invited to an early 4th of July picnic last Saturday evening at the Wetzel Home on Jones-Florer Road. There was a fine group of folks there. Kate had gotten the children a small pool. All the children were enjoying the water. One little feller, Conner, not quite 2 years old was sure enjoying the water. He got so he could get in the pool by himself. Boy, did he have fun. There was plenty of food and some folks from Tennessee were there to get their son who was here for a while for a visit.

The folks put a sprinkler on the area where the fireworks were to be held so the chance of a fire would be very slim. There were some folks from Bethel there that have had health problems. We all at some time have health problems, but don’t let this keep a person from enjoying life and grandchildren. Good to see Dan and Mandy there. I was told about a young couple that will be celebrating 50 years of marriage July 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center in Bethel. This young couple are Frank and Patsy Wilson. Frank is a trustee for Tate Township, also a sheep farmer. Frank and Patsy do so much for the community and are always doing for their grandson. Frank belongs to the Bethel Lions Club. But when he is not at a meeting we think he is watching his grandson play sports. This is

very important. We know we watched our grandchildren when they played sports. Monday at noon we had the pleasure of our granddaughter, grand-son-inlaw and of course Brooklyn our great-granddaughter here for the noon meal. What a treat this was. When they got here, we went to the garden and got fresh produce for them. A bell pepper, yellow squash, onions, carrots, taters and a couple green tomatoes. Jennifer, like Ruth Ann and me, likes fried green maters. We had a patio tomato so our great granddaughter Brooklyn, got to pick three ripe tomatoes off one plant. This will be her first time picking ripe tomatoes, but not her last picking with Grandma and Grandpa. Ruth Ann and Bonnie had the Junior Grangers meeting last Monday. There are 10 children in

the Grange. There are two or three mothers who help with the crafts. The kids are making crafts out of coffee cans, egg cartons, popsycle sticks, and ice cream cartons. The imagination of these children can put us grownups to shame they are so good. While they were having their meeting, I went fishing and caught a nice bunch of crappie and bass. Don’t forget about the Monroe Grange Ice Cream Social at the Grange Hall in Nicholsville, on July 14, from 5 till 7 p.m. There will be sandwiches, home made ice cream, cake, pie, soft drinks, water and coffee. 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.

How to live a ‘balanced life,’ part 2 According to the National Health Institutes, falling is the second leading cause of accidental death for seniors in the U.S., and injuries sustained from a fall are the number one cause for emergency room visits for seniors. One of the leading causes of these falls is the loss of balance often associated with aging. Falling


Lindsay M. Grome and Johann A. Gebauer are pleased to announce their engagement. Lindsay is the daughter of Butch and Diana Grome of Cincinnati and Johann is the son of Joseph and Barbara Gebauer of Amelia. Longtime friends, the couple graduated from Amelia High School in 2002 and Ohio University in 2006. Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota. She is the Director of Communi ty Engagement at the National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press. Johann graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation and is currently an Aircraft Commander with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra tion. They will celebrate their marriage with friends and family this September in Cincinnati. The couple resides in Minneapolis.

is not inevitable, however, and most seniors can do something about it. In Part 1 of my article on living a “balanced life,” I listed three problems that can contribute to a loss of balance: Vision, hearing and medication issues. Anyone dealing with a balance problem should have these checked out first. Once they’ve been eliminated, it should be safe to begin light exercises designed to improve balance for seniors. The Internet is a great resource for instructions and videos showing balance exercises that can be done in the home. I want to

LEGAL NOTICE Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) Grant It is anticipated that Emergency Federal Management Agency (FEMA) funds will be available for the purpose of supplement ing emergency food and shelter programs in Hamilton and Clermont (OH) and Kenton (KY) Counties. The local Emergency Food & Shelter Board, coordinated through United Way of Greater Cincinnati, will make all funding decisions. Under the terms of the grant, loor government cal private non-profit orwishing ganizations funds receive to must: be non-profit, have an accounting system and conduct an annual audit, practice nondiscrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver food emergency and/or shelter services, and have a voluntary board. Agencies interested in apfunds for plying visit should pplication for more incall or formation (513) 762-7147. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 PM Friday, July 13, Applications 2012. can be submitted by mail, email or fax to Amy Weber, EFSP Administrator, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Fax (513) 762-7146 or g 1714269

share a simple one from Joseph Scott, an orthopedic team leader at SouthLinda coast Eppler CARING & SHARING Hospital in North Dartmouth, Mass. As always, see your doctor before beginning any exercise program. First warm up (walk in place, do easy stretches); avoid fast movements including quick turns; keep a chair handy for steadying yourself; and do not close your eyes while doing this exercise. Begin by standing behind a chair with both hands on its back. As you stand, try to keep steady by not moving your body (let the muscles do the work). Do this for 30 to 60 seconds. While continuing to hold onto the back of the chair, balance yourself on one foot for 10 seconds. Switch to the other foot and do it for 10 seconds. Repeat the exercises,

working up to a minute on each foot. When you have reached this level, repeat the exercises while holding the chair with one hand, then with just one finger. Then, try the exercise without holding on at all. You may need to have someone stable nearby to help. This is a simple exercise, but it can really improve your balance. Two of the most popular exercise programs for improving balance are tai chi and chair yoga. These low-impact activities combine breathing exercises with slow and gentle motions. The precise movements enhance the strength and coordination needed for good balance. These programs are available from many sources, including the Lifelong Learning Centers of Clermont Senior Services. For information, call 947-7333. Good balance is not only a health issue; it’s a quality of life issue.

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


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UC Clermont Respiratory Care students won the Tenacious Trivia Contest. From left are: Terri David, Paul Maloney, Beth Backscheider and Lisa Otten. THANKS TO MAE HANNA

UC Clermont respiratory care students win BATAVIA — UC Clermont Respiratory Care students competed in the Tenacious Trivia Contest at the Explorer Conference held at Northern Kentucky University. “We entered three teams and had the good fortune to win for the second year in a row. There were five colleges from Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area competing in this contest which is comprised of questions about science, anatomy and physiology and respiratory care,” said academic coordinator Michael Mullarkey for the Respiratory Care Program at UC Clermont. The team took home a large trophy and a check for $500 - which the students have agreed to donate to the UC Clermont College Allied Health Scholarship Fund. The students also were award-

ed individual trophies following the final round where they triumphed over Morehead State. The winning team was comprised of Lisa Otten from Union Township, Paul Maloney from Milford, Terri David from New Richmond and Beth Backscheider from Cincinnati. “I have watched this team mature over the last year into very able competitions with a vast knowledge of respiratory care. They stand a very good chance of winning the state tile at the Ohio Respiratory Care Conference in August,” said Mullarkey. For more information visit: DegreePrograms/Program.aspxProgramQuickFactsID=1052&ProgramOutlineID=187.


League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3.


Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high

school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18. Call 553-1948 or e-mail




Tyler Gene Fellabaum, 21, 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, criminal trespass at 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, June 27. Tammy M. Brinson, 43, 72 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, open liquor container - operator or passenger of motor vehicle at U.S. 52 & East St. Utopia, Felicity, June 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault At 2043 Ohio 756, Moscow, June 26. Burglary At 2280 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road, Bethel, June 27. Criminal damaging/endangering At 1640 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 29. At 2189 Dean Road, Bethel, June 26. At 2732 Ireton Trees Road, Moscow, June 25. Criminal mischief At 3900 Ohio 743, Moscow, June 29. Criminal trespass At 2247 Dean Road, Bethel, June 27. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs At U.S. 52 & East St. Utopia, Felicity, June 30. Identity fraud At 3346 Patterson Road, Bethel, June 27.

The Bethel Journal 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: » Bethel, Chief Mark Planck, 722-6491 » Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 7327500 Open liquor container operator or passenger of motor vehicle At U.S. 52 & East St. Utopia, Felicity, June 30. Theft At 1440 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 25. At 1412 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, June 25. At 1640 Ohio 133, Bethel, June 29. At 2428 Ohio 756, Moscow, June 30. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle At 1884 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 27. Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor At Trisler Road, Hamersville, June 26.


Gregory White, Bethel, deck, 1609 Swope Road, Franklin Township, $2,500. Larry Locke, Moscow, pole barn, 3063 Ohio 743, Washington Township. Commercial J.A. Smith, Miamitown, fire alarm, 30 Wells St., Moscow Village. Professional Engineering Group, Cincinnati, alter-Singleton

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Auto, Ohio 743, Washington Township, $10,000.

DEATHS Judith Banks Judith Carson Banks, 69, Bethel, died June 30. Survived by husband John Banks; children Shannon Banks, Matthew (Kimberly) Figgins; sister Kathleen Heath; four grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Services were July 5 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary Ann Crider Mary Ann Swope Crider, 78, Bethel, died July 1. Survived by children Carla (Richard) Pollitt, Robert (Shannon), Christopher Crider; siblings Margorie Davis, Richard, Kenneth Swope; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many foster children. Preceded in death by husband Carl Crider, brothers Wayne, Donald Swope. Services were July 9 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Kidney Fund.

Robert Fischer Robert A. Fischer, 87, Bethel, died July 1. Survived by wife Marceil Fischer; children Rebecca, Timothy (Tanya) Fischer; sisters Elouise Greene, Bonita Jordan; four grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by brother John Fischer. Service were July 7 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Witnesses, Bethel. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

George Owen George O. Owen, 91, Felicity, died July 1. He was a life member of American Legion Post 224 and Felicity Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7496. Survived by wife Dorothy Cann Owen; children Mike Owen, Lynne (Dan) Schatzman; sister Florence Cossens; six sisters- and brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Bob, Cecile Owens, siblings Eloise (Bob) Jeffers, Woody (Ernie), Hobart, Jim Owen, brother-in-law Norbert Cossens. Arrangements by the Charles H. McIntyre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Felicity Franklin Life Squad or Felicity Franklin Fire Department.

REAL ESTATE Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.


303 S. Charity St., Brent Allen, et al. to Sandra Foster, 0.2460 acre, $67,000.


302 Bethel Concord Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Jim Scott, 0.3670 acre, $10,000. 3640 Happy Hollow Road, Tim & Lisa Singler to Amber Singler, 2.5000 acre, $100,000.

1988 Jones Florer Road, Wayne & Barbara Taylor to Douglas & Carol Justice, 5.10 acre, $152,900. Ohio 232, Thomas & Richard Hoffman to Jeffrey Glen Singleton Trust, $20,000. 2145 Ohio 222, Norman Ray Rose to Leslie Belt, 1.0330 acre, $55,000. 2782 Wilson Road, Scott & Rebecca Szeghi to Adam Szeghi, 1.8500 acre, $170,000.


115 Eagle Ridge Drive, Ronald Haught to Erica Haught, 1.5000 acre, $100,000.

The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.


David Atkerson vs. Whole Space Industries Co. Ltd., et al., product liability. William Vincent Welch, et al., vs. Ernest T. Mell, et al., other tort. George Logan, et al., vs. Willis Crabtree, et al., other tort. Dennis A. Nichols vs. Stephen Buehrer/Batavia Village, worker’s compensation. Gary Bailey vs. Wonder Bread/ Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Paul Willenbrink vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/T&T Welding, worker’s compensation. Melvin C. Behrmann vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator Ohio Bureau/Clermont County Senior Services Inc., worker’s compensation. Danny R. Walker vs. Union Township/Stephen Buehrer Administrator Oh. Bureau, worker’s compensation. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Pamela L. Jones, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Staci E. Ciaccio, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA Danielle L. Jett, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Edward W. Marcin, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Charles M. Wesselkamper, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Peter Joseph Padilla, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Joseph Harris, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. George Masadeh, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Susan A. Caruso, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA as trustee for BNC vs. Rodney L. Smith, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Maurita Strimple, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Christy L. Jackson, et al., foreclosure. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. William A. Bishop, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. James B. Weesner, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Gary Deaton, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Alexandra M. Baker, et al., foreclosure. Flagstar Bank FSB vs. Bradley Baker, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph L. Opp, et al., foreclosure. Onewest Bank FSB vs. Joseph Dumford, et al., foreclosure. Huntington National Bank vs. Morris V. Collett, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Robert P. Swearingen, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Ronald D. Thomas Jr., et al., foreclosure. EverBank vs. Sheryl L. Bauknecht, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Wanda McPhillips, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Catherine Rowan, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Jeri Lee Schneid, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Dwight Eisenman, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Mary E. Bacon, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Mikel R.

Chapman, foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA ND vs. Wade Davis, et al., foreclosure. EverBank vs. David Fisher, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. Vicki L. Tiernan, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. David P. Morris, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Christopher J. Murphy, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Michael Arwine Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Jane Doe real name unknown, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jennifer L. Fox, et al., foreclosure. BACM 2006-5 Batavia Living LLC vs. MHC5 LLC, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Donna M. Strobel, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. David L. Lytle, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Anna M. Chaney, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Iva Marie Jones, et al., foreclosure. Guardian Savings Bank FSB vs. Jeffrey W. Quesenberry, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. David E. Stone, et al., foreclosure. North American Financial LLC vs. John Fuchs, et al., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Paul R. Reid, other civil. Tina Nicoletti vs. Ford Motor Co., other civil. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Joe Jeffers, et al., other civil. Stanley McCreary vs. Ford Motor Co., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. James D. Matthews, other civil.

Melanie Ann Calla, 45, 4081 McLean Drive, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily fluids, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, using weapons while intoxicated, possession of drugs, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Ashley Rachelle Craine, 27, 10315 Birkemeyer Drive, Cincinnati, identity fraud, tampering with records, forgery, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Gabriel Ramos-Macias, 28, unkown address receiving stolen property, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Baudel Graciano, 29, unkown address breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Joseph Brewer Jr., 31, 1290 Woodville Pike, Milford, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Darryl Lee Hignite, 31, 3381 Ohio 132, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Crystal Gene King, 27, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Lot 87, Amelia, burglary, theft, Pierce Township Police. Brian A. Kolb, 48, James Sauls Homeless Shelter, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Timothy E. Forste, 46, 76 Elizabeth St., Moscow, possession of cocaine, Narcotics Unit. Craig Timothy Rowe, 20, 35 Gerlaugh Ave., Dayton, trafficking in cocaine, Union Township Police. Jason Bates Morrow, 33, 4671 Galaxy Lane, Cincinnati, theft, illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto grounds of a detention facility, Union Township Police. Timothy Lee Whitmer, 37, 810 Clough Pike, No. 9, Cincinnati,

Divorce Mary M. Gardin vs. Steven J. Gardin Tara J. Rosselot-Durbin vs. Joshua T. Durbin Shannon N. Strunk vs. Rodney G. Strunk Deborah K. Short vs. Rick A. Attinger Pamela Davis vs. James K. Davis Lori A. Ehemann vs. Randy R. Ehemann

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receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence, misuse of credit card, Union Township Police. Sabrina Faye Baugus-Whitmer, 32, 810 Clough Pike, No. 9, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. John William Chapman, 61, 607 Redman Drive, Loveland, possession of cocaine, Miami Township Police. Roger Joseph Baldrick, 20, 1815 Williams Ave., Cincinnati, robbery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nicholas Adam Story, 21, 1815 Williams Ave., Cincinnati, robbery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Adam Wayne Tracey, 27, Clermont County Jail, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Union Township Police. Megan Nichole Freeman, 21, 1433 Tonopah Drive, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drugs, Union Township Police. Melissa Aron Lucas, 33, 1391 Wallace Road, Falmouth, permitting drug abuse, Goshen Township Police. Samuel Routt, 24, Clermont County Jail, gross sexual imposition, Goshen Township Police. Clinton William Harris, 31, 1130 Elick Lane, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Brian Douglas Burke, 41, 2268 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Ronald P. Polston, 44, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Michelle L. Polston, 43, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Gordon J. Haas, 31, 128 Dawn Lane, Peebles, theft, tampering with records, Department of

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IN THE COURTS Continued from Page B7 Jobs and Family Services. Lonnie L. Cole, 62, 300 Blue Run Road, Irvine, Ky workers' compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau Of Worker’s Compensation. Rodney Eugene Presley, 43, 1 Moores Lane, Felicity, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Stefanie Nicole Link, 25, 563 S. Charity St. Bethel, passing bad checks, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. William Todd Schleehauf, 49, at large, kidnapping, rape, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence, burglary, domestic violence, Milford Police. Michael Joseph Kern, 25, 5 Lake Drive, Loveland, theft, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Allen Ray Morris, 51, 1894 Parker Road, Goshen, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Robert David Davenport, 34, 206 Redbird, Loveland, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Donald J. Winburn, 47, 3432 Cleveland Lane, Amelia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Darlene F. Winburn, 47, 3432 Cleveland Lane, Amelia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Mark Edward Steelman Jr., 21, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Derek Zackary Donell, 21, Clermont

County Jail, trafficking in heroin, tampering with evidence, trafficking in cocaine, Narcotics Unit. Donald Andrew Heuberger, 32, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, Bethel Police. Jessica Rose Byus, 25, 3974 Piccadilly Circle, Apt. F, Cincinnati, tampering with evidence, Pierce Township Police. Nathaniel Steven Day, 20, 50 Rose Lane, Amelia, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Amelia Police. Nathan Gene Soloman, 40, Clermont County Jail, felonious assault, theft of drugs, kidnapping, having weapons while under disability, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy Lowell Behymer, 37, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joey Allan Webb, 32, 6085 Ohio 133, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, illegal conveyance of prohibited items onto grounds of detention center, Narcotics Unit. Amy Michelle Misch, 37, 4373 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Harry Thomas Bolton Jr., 32, 2361 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Vicki A. Callahan, 52, 302 St. Andrews Drive, Apt. A, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit.

Bruce R. Hutchinson, 44, 2537 Ohio 28, Pleasant Plain, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Abdelghani Ennajah, 38, 1822 Oakwood Place, Milford, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Bertha Sue Brown, 42, 353 North 3rd St., Williamsburg, illegal processing of drug documents, aggravated possession of drugs, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Narcotics Unit. Brandon L. Borders, 20, 102 Country Way Lane, Bethel, deception to obtain a dangerous drugs, Narcotics Unit. Lindsay Brooke Clepper, 28, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kristina Renee Adkins, 33, 115 East South St., Bethel, burglary, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kyle Scott Waits, 27, Clermont County Jail, burglary, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Owen Roy Brooks, 75, 3858 Diekman Lane, Cincinnati, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, discharge of firearm on or near prohibited premises, domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated, Union Township Police. William Patrick Donahoe Jr., 57, Clermont County Jail, aggravated arson, Goshen Township Police. Steven P. Mills, 51, 2436 Ohio 28, Goshen, illegal disposal of hazardous waste, water pollution, Attorney General. Tournesol Site Works 30955 San Antonio St. Hayward, CA 94544 Attorney: Neal A. Frink 250 East 5th St. Suite 1500 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, illegal disposal of hazardous waste, water pollution, Attorney General. Jack Stuard, 28, 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, open dumping, water

pollution, Attorney General. Donald W. Combs, 44, 1503 Ohio 28, Loveland, open dumping, Attorney General. Shawn Paul Drew, 32, Clermont County Jail, notice of change of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Lee Opp, 27, 3133 Leuders Road, Goshen, rape, Goshen Township Police. Kyle Clifton Myers, 27, 955 Riverside Drive, Milford, grand theft, Goshen Township Police. Shandi Elizabeth Mason, 25, 230 Mindy Lane, Loveland, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jessica Nicole Fischer, 21, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, No. 196, Amelia, obstructing justice, tampering with evidence, Pierce Township Police. Tina Burke, 43, 1617 Ohio 125, Hamersville, theft from an elderly person, Union Township Police. Adam Wayne Tracey, 27, Clermont County Jail, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Union Township Police. Megan Nichole Freeman, 21, 1433 Tonopah Drive, trafficking in marijuana, possession of drugs, Union Township Police. Melissa Aron Lucas, 33, 1391 Wallace Road, Falmouth, permitting drug abuse, Goshen Township Police. Samuel Routt, 24, Clermont County Jail, gross sexual imposition, Goshen Township Police. Clinton William Harris, 31, 1130 Elick Lane, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Brian Douglas Burke, 41, 2268 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Ronald P. Polston, 44, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records,

Department of Jobs and Family Services. Michelle L. Polston, 43, 30 Sioux Court, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Gordon J. Haas, 31, 128 Dawn Lane, Peebles, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Lonnie L. Cole, 62, 300 Blue Run Road, Irvine, Ky workers' compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau Of Worker’s Compensation. Rodney Eugene Presley, 43, 1 Moores Lane, Felicity, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Stefanie Nicole Link, 25, 563 S. Charity St. Bethel, passing bad checks, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. William Todd Schleehauf, 49, at large, kidnapping, rape, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence, burglary, domestic violence, Milford Police. Michael Joseph Kern, 25, 5 Lake Drive, Loveland, theft, forgery, Goshen Township Police. Allen Ray Morris, 51, 1894 Parker Road, Goshen, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Robert David Davenport, 34, 206 Redbird, Loveland, possession of heroin, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Donald J. Winburn, 47, 3432 Cleveland Lane, Amelia, illegal cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit.

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