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Majestic Farm traditions continue

The new owner of Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township plans to continue the same world-class equestrian competition that was carried on by the former owners. Jeff Jarvis bought the 150acre farm and adjacent home at a sheriff’s sale in December 2008 for $1.8 million. The farm formerly was known as Paxton Farm and was owned by John and Janet Paxton. Paxton Farm had a long tradition of hosting equestrian events, including Olympic qualifiers. FULL STORY, B1

Upgrades planned for Mt. Moriash

While the Union Township trustees were frugal when it came to the spending in the 2010 budget, they were supportive of making improvements at Mount Moriah Cemetery. During budget work sessions in November and December, Service Director Matt Taylor proposed a number of improvements to the cemetery. FULL STORY, A2

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Union Twp. ends admin contract By Kellie Geist

Barbara McCarthy is the director of horse operations at Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township.

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After 10 months of helping Union Township wade through a series of budget hardships and negotiations, Administrator David Duckworth has been let go. The Union Township trustees voted to terminate Duckworth’s contract after a two-hour executive session Thursday, Jan. 14. Board Chair Tim Donnellon said the decision to part ways was mutual. “There was a lot of push and pull between the trustees and Mr. Duckworth, especially during our budget work sessions. We just had some disagreements,” Donnellon said. Duckworth, who previously served as Miami Township’s administrator for nearly 20 years, agreed and said his vision for the township just wasn’t “meshing” with the trustees. “I think Union Township is an outstanding community. I just believe the trustees and I had differing opinions of where we wanted things to go,” Duckworth said. “These things happen.” “I’m proud of what I’ve done in the last 10 months. They brought me in to stabilize things and I think I’ve done that,” Duckworth said. Duckworth’s contract was not set to end until March of 2011. As part of his termination, the township will pay Duckworth $40,000 in severance. Duckworth’s leaving puts Assistant Administrator Cory Wright back into the driver’s seat. Wright served as the interim administrator when former Administrator Doug Walker was fired in August 2008 and until Duckworth was hired in February 2009. In addition to his duties as the interim administrator, Wright will continue to be in charge of planning and zoning. However,

Wright feels confident that he’ll be able to handle the added responsibility. “Obviously, there will be some additional things I’ll need Duckworth to take care of, but that sort of comes with the territory,” Wright said. “The operations of planning and zoning will be business as usual.” “We’ll keep up on our enforcement activities, reviews and initiatives. We’ll continue that balancing act,” Wright said. Duckworth said the township will be in good hands while Wright is filling in. “Cory is a class act. He is very capable of doing the (administrator) job on a permanent basis. I’m quite confident in him,” Duckworth said. Wright, as well as Fiscal Officer Ron Campbell, applied for the administrator job in early 2009. Trustee Bob McGee said he hopes Wright will not have to serve as interim administrator for quite as long this time around. Last time, there was a delay in hiring a new administrator because former Trustee Barb Wiedenbein resigned in late 2008. McGee said he and Trustee Matt Beamer wanted to involve the new trustee in the administrator selection. “By the time we appointed Tim (Donnellon) as trustee and then went through the process of hiring an administrator, six months had passed,” McGee said. “I anticipate a better turn around this time, but in the meantime, I think Cory will do an excellent job, just like he did before.” McGee said nothing has been decided about when they’ll begin accepting applications for the administrator position.

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Wildcats tame the Lions, 45-41

Williamsburg sophomore standout Tara Dennis takes a shot over New Richmond junior Reno Frayne during a Lion home game Thursday, Jan. 14. Williamsburg improved to 6-3 with its win over New Richmond, 45-41, as the Lions fell to 2-8. Dennis leads Williamsburg with 14.1 points a game and 15 blocks this winter. Turn to Sports for more about the Lady Wildcats’ fast start on the hardwood.

West Clermont may move inside millage By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The West Clermont Local School District is looking at moving 2.4 mills from the general fund to the permanent improvement fund to generate some additional revenue. The move would allow the district to collect an additional $3.36 million a year and would cost homeowners $73.50 annually per every $100,000 of home value, said Alana Cropper, the district treasurer. “It’s such a small price to pay for the good we can do in the dis-

trict with that money. There are so many needs,” Cropper said. This inside millage can be moved with a majority board vote. No public vote is required. “There are a number of various capital improvement needs throughout the district and this is the funding method the Ohio Revised Code allows for,” Cropper said. If the millage is moved, the additional revenue could only be used to pay for permanent improvements such as new textbooks, technology like smart boards, computers, hardware and software, and other facility needs.

“Our kids are tremendous and our teachers are great, but they need the tools,” board President Dan Krueger said. “This money would allow us to continue to move forward. We want all of our buildings to be at the level that the new Withamsville-Tobasco and Amelia elementary (schools) will be.”The district moved 1.8-mills from the general fund to permanent improvements in 2005, but moving that millage did not generate any additional revenue for the district, it just set up the funding for a different purpose, Cropper said. Cropper said since the general fund is already at the 20-mill

floor, meaning the district cannot collect any less, the move would not cause a decrease in the general fund. The first public hearing is scheduled during the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Also during this meeting, various district representatives will talk about how the money would be used. The board will hold an additional public hearing before making a decision, but a decision must be made 10 to 30 days after the last public notice, Cropper said.

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Cemetery upgrades slated for 2010 By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

While the Union Township trustees were frugal when it came to the spending in the 2010 budget, they were supportive of making improvements at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. During budget work sessions in November and December, Service Director Matt Taylor proposed a number of improvements to

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the cemetery. While there was much discussion over items such as hiring a recreation director and putting in an irrigation system for the soccer fields at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park, both of which were cut from the budget, all three trustees were unopposed to the cemetery projects. “The cemetery is a very important asset to the township. Besides being a cemetery, people use it as a place to come and reflect,” said Trustee Matt Beamer. “We built the expansion (last year) and now it’s time to look at some additional amenities for that expan-

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sion.” In addition to building the expansion, the township also opened the Heritage Memorial Grove and completed a fence project around the expansion. Free Wi-Fi is available at the cemetery, as well. Township Administrator Dave Duckworth said four improvement projects have been put into the budget for 2010 – a gazebo in the new section for $23,000; road improvements for $50,000; drainage improvements for $15,000; and a water feature to be built in the new section for $20,000. Other projects, such as an overlook at Mt. Moriah Lake, have been spread out in the five-year budget plan.

Union Township home permits up By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

While the overall yearover-year permit activity in Union Township was pretty consistent between 2008 and 2009, the number of single family home permits granted last year was up 20 percent. Interim Township Administrator and Planning Director Cory Wright presented his year-over-year report to the trustees Thursday, Jan. 14. In 2008, 111 singlefamily home permits were granted compared to 133 in 2009, the report showed. Trustee Tim Donnellon asked Wright if those permit numbers were a reflection of an improvement in the economy. “I won’t say it’s a rebound, but perhaps the prices have corrected and we’ve had some new subdivision activity ... And some of the excess inventory is

The four surviving thoroughbred horses, along with a donkey and a miniature horse, taken from a Bethel farm Dec. 28 in an alleged animal cruelty case, are eating well, their energy is returning, and they are getting frisky, according to veterinarian Dr. Brenda Specht, overseeing the care

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“While the animals are still considered at high risk, we are pleased with their progress,” said Specht, who is checking the animals daily and updating instructions for a team of caretakers, numerous volunteers and representatives of the local horse community. “However, as most horse people can tell you, conditions can change without warning.” Donations are needed to help defray the costs of

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Commissioner Ed Humphrey, center, hands the gavel over to Commissioner Bob Proud, left. Proud was elected as the Clermont County Board of Commissioners president during the reorganizational meeting Monday, Jan. 11. Humphrey will serve as the board’s vice president and Scott Croswell, right, will serve as member.

These elections were made during the commissioners’ reorganizational meeting Monday, Jan. 11. third Monday of each month, the session will begin at 3 p.m. All meetings will be held in the third floor session room at the Clermont County Administration Building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. For a detailed agenda, visit www.ClermontCountyOhio.gov or call the commissioners’ offices at 7327300. Also in 2010, the board will hold a series of town meetings in various communities around the county. “We encourage citizens to attend these evening meetings and learn about the many programs and initiatives planned for their community and the county,” said Proud. “It’s a great opportunity to let us know what suggestions you have to make the county an even better place to live, work and raise our families.” A schedule of town meetings will be released soon.

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The new cemetery projects will be paid from the service department budget, but much of the funding will be capital improvement money. Beamer said the township has some money to spend of these cemetery projects because the bids for other capital improvement projects came in at or below estimate. Taylor said he’s glad the trustees supported making improvements at the cemetery. “I’m always looking for ways to improve our facilities, the buildings and the grounds. Making improvements at the cemetery is part of an ongoing effort to improve all of our facilities,” Taylor said. “A lot of people use the cemetery to visit and remember loved ones.”

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Switch waste service to help Glen Este boosters

By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The Glen Este High School athletic boosters are hoping families in the school district will switch their trash hauler services to help them raise money. For every family that switches to Forest Green Waste Service, the Glen Este Trojan Athletic Boosters will receive a $5 each quarter for 2 1/2 years for a total donation of $50 per household. The boosters got the idea for this fundraisers after Anderson High School started a similar pro-

gram with Forest Green Waste Service. “When we heard about the program, we thought it was a no brainer, so we jumped right on the bandwagon,” said Michele Delaney, fundraising coordinator for the boosters. The boosters support the Glen Este High School athletics. Delaney said they basically support the students in any way the school cannot with things like facility upgrades, equipment and scholarships. Delaney said she used Forest Green Waste Service before rec-

ommending families in the district make the switch. She said the price ($55 per quarter for trash and $7.50 per quarter for recycling) is better than other haulers in the area and households can use as many cans as they want. “We put them to the test and they have been outstanding,” Delaney said. “I’m actually saving money (from switching from CSI) and I’m raising money for the athletic program.” Wendell Shelton, owner of the Harrison-based Forest Green Waste Service, said he can afford to participate in the fundraiser

because the students are the sales representatives. “The students go out and sell the service, so we’re not paying sales representatives to go out and do it,” Shelton said. “We send kids out to sell candy bars and things we don’t need. Waste service is something everyone needs and they are going to pay for it anyway ... Why not get the service and help the boosters?” Also, the family of any student who sells the service to 10 or more households gets a year of free waste service from Forest Green Waste Service.

When students visit homes to sell the service, customers will either be able sign-up for the service and either pay the student or ask to be billed. Anyone who wants to be part of the fundraiser, but does not know a student, can call Forest Green Waste Service directly at 851-9036 and ask to switch to Forest Green and to be part of the Glen Este boosters fundraiser. For more information about Forest Green Waste Services, visit www.forestgreenwaste.com. For more about the Glen Este Trojan Boosters, visit www.ge trojans.com.

SCHOOL NOTES ‘We Are It’

Nancy Gandersman, guidance counselor at Amelia High School, recently took a group of freshmen girls to Miami University to the “We Are It” conference which introduced them to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. The conference focused on encouraging young women to study and work in the STEM fields. The students were chosen based on their strong interest in STEM careers through the Career Search Interest Survey they completed in the eighth grade.

Studer wins contest

Garrett Studer, a fifth grader at Clough Pike Elementary, recently became the winner of the American Red Cross’ “National Measles Initiative Contest: Celebrating A Child’s Best Shot at a Healthy Life.” Studer’s art work won at the local level and was then sent to compete at the American Red Cross national level, where he also won. He received a $25 Amazon card for the local win and a $100 Amazon gift card for the national. Studer’s art teacher is Debbie Downie. The contest was part of a campaign to raise awareness in the fight against measles.

Leadership award

Amelia High School senior Elizabeth Dallman has been nominated to compete in the national Principal’s Leadership Award (PLA) Scholarship Program.

One hundred national PLA winners will be chosen this spring to receive college scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000. High school principals from across the country were able to nominate one of their student leaders. Nominees were selected based on their leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience and academic record. They were also required to write an essay. While at Amelia, Dallman has been NHS secretary, Key Club member, Academic Team member and Red Cross volunteer. This fall, she plans to attend college to study pharmacy.

Youth classes

Live Oaks, 5956 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township, will hold Saturday Youth Enrichment classes, for children in grades one through five, Feb. 20 through March 13. The two dozen classes range from horsemanship, clay animation, cartooning and cheerleading to chess, acting, cooking and Spanish. Fees are $45 per class; horsemanship class is $80. Online registration begins Feb. 1 at www.greatoaks.com. Registration will begin Feb. 1. Call central registration at 771-8881 or visit in person at Live Oaks 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 through Feb. 10, Monday through Thursday. A complete schedule of classes is available at www.greatoaks.com/SaturdayYouth. PROVIDED.

New Richmond superintendent of schools Tom Durbin surprises retiring school board member Ralph Shepherd with the dedication of an automated American flag at the high school gymnasium in his honor. Shepherd, who retired after serving 20 years on the New Richmond school board, is active in veterans affairs and the promotion of Americanism in the schools and community.

Flag dedicated to honor Shepherd New Richmond Superintendent Tom Durbin surprised retiring school board member Ralph Shepherd by dedicating a new flag at the high school gym in his honor at the Jan. 9 Hall of Fame basket-

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ball game. The automated flag will drop from the rafters during the national anthem during events at the high school gymnasium. Shepherd, who retired at the end

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AMS students learn how to give By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

When the seventh-graders at Amelia Middle School read about the selfishness of Ebenezer Scrooge and learned the importance of generosity, they decided they wanted to do something to give back. Collectively, the seventhgraders raised about $130 to purchase gift cards for families on the school’s giving tree. “When we read ‘A Christmas Carol,’ we related it to real world. We talked about how there are people with money who are very caught up in themselves and don’t want to give to others and there are other people who have nothing,” said Logan Becker, language arts teacher. While she was teaching, Beck-

er came up with the idea to have the students collect money to teach them a lesson about giving to others. “They were very interested in the idea ... It was so neat to see them want to give even when they don’t have much themselves,” Becker said. Intervention specialist Renna DeBoy said it also was interesting to see the students really understand the story while they acted it out in class. “They really seemed to grasp how Scrooge is and how that applies to real life,” DeBoy said. Charity Hempel said she enjoyed reading the play because her family likes Christmas stories and because she understood the story. “I could relate to the story and I thought collecting the money

was a good idea because it’s a nice thing to do for people,” Hempel said. Another student, Kasey Nipper, also liked the story. Having seen the old ‘A Christmas Carol’ movie, he said it was very interesting to act out Dickens’ story as a play. He added that collecting money wasn’t something he wanted to do right away, but eventually that it was a good idea. “I wasn’t sure about it at first, but then I realized how bad off people are ... When we collected the money, everyone was in a good mood, we were happier,” he said. Becker used the money collected to buy two gift cards, one to Kroger and one to Meijer, for the giving tree. She said she gave the gifts anonymously in case one of her students received the gift.

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be 5 years old before Aug. 1. Students will not be registered without all of the following documents: • Birth certificate. • Proof of residency, which must be a current dated utility bill, lease or rental agreement, deed or

purchase contract. • Parent picture identification, for instance a driver’s license. • Current shot record. • Custody papers, if applicable. Contact Central Registration at 732-2640 for summer registration.


SPORTS This week in basketball

• Glen Este High School boys beat Harrison High School 62-37, Jan. 8. Matt Grau was the top-scorer for Glen Este with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. • Amelia High School boys lost to Turpin High School 6852, Jan. 8. Vernon Harris was the top-scorer for Amelia with 17 points, including two three-pointers. • McNicholas High School boys beat Purcell Marian High School 58-47, Jan. 8. Chris Bresler was the top-scorer for McNick with 18 points. Purcell’s top-scorers were Mike Englert and Orlando Hubbard with 11 points each, including three 3-pointers from Englert. • New Richmond High School boys lost to Norwood High School 53-42, Jan. 9. Jake Bostic was the top-scorer for New Richmond with 10 points, including two threepointers. • Amelia High School girls lost to Little Miami High School 61-43, Jan. 9. Morgan Sperry was the top-scorer for Amelia with 10 points. • McNicholas girls lost to Chaminade-Julienne 57-35, Jan. 9. Amanda Conrad was McNick’s top-scorer with 14 points. • New Richmond girls lost to Georgetown High School 62-41, Jan. 11. Reno Frayne was the top-scorer for New Richmond with 13 points.

This week in swimming

• McNichoas High School boys came in seventh in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 9, out of 12 teams. McNick’s Matt Luehrmann won the 500meter freestyle in 4:46.83, and the 100-meter backstroke in a meet record time of 54 seconds. • Batavia High School boys came in 11th in the Milford Invitational, Jan. 9, with a score of nine. They were pitted against 11 other teams. • McNicholas High School girls came in 10th in the Milford Invitational against 10 other schools, Jan. 9. Glen Este High School girls came in 11th.

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Amelia wrestling builds experience

By Mark Chalifoux

Wrestling wrap-up

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The Amelia High School wrestling team has been making big strides this season, even if that improvement hasn’t translated to wins just yet. “We’re still young, we have a lot of freshmen and first-year wrestlers and it’s a rebuilding process,” head coach Derrick Tessoff said. “The morale is better than last year, and the work ethic is very good.” Part of the reason Amelia’s record is less than stellar is because of the stiff competition the Barons have faced, including a trip to the Coaches’ Classic and the Fairfield Invitational. “If you have tougher competition, then you’re ready for that at the end of the year,” Tessoff said. “I could send them to easier tournaments and make the record great but you learn more from seeing the best and seeing how you have to work. You can improve so much faster that way. No matter what the record shows, when it comes time for sectionals, they will be able to wrestle upper-tier guys.” Tessoff said points won’t show what the kids have accomplished this season in the room. “I try to get them to see how far they have come. When you’re new, you make bigger jumps of improvement and I try to

• New Richmond finished second in the Madeira invitational on Jan. 9. Andrew Nealan in the 160-pound weight class and Brian Gelter in the 215-pound weight class were individual champions for New Richmond. • The Glen Este wrestling team continues to have success as a host of Trojans are highly ranked in the FAVC. Jon Piatt (103), Mark Lowery (112), Josh Clift (119), Blake Meyers (125), Cody Burris (152), Cory Burris (160), Jimmy Morehouse (189) and Michael Kennedy (215) are all among the top five in the FAVC in their respective weight classes.

Cory Clolinger goes over the top of Dylan Newport during a recent practice.

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Marc McDonald is one of the top wrestlers for Amelia.

Joey Thompson is another one of Amelia's wrestling standouts.

show them what they have learned,” he said. “I tell them I’m not judging them

on winning and losing right now. It’s about when you walk off the mat, whether

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or not you’ve learned something.” While the team is fairly young and inexperienced as a whole, that doesn’t mean Amelia doesn’t have its standouts. Cory Clolinger at 103pounds, junior Joey Thompson at 152, senior Dylan Newport at 135 and junior Marc McDonald at 215 are all district-caliber wrestlers. “Anything can happen but those guys should make it to the district level, and I think Clolinger should have state aspirations,” Tessoff said. “In this sport, you can be winning one minute and then the next it’s over, but those guys should have

success at the end of the year.” Tessoff also said Amelia’s standouts have been good role models for the younger wrestlers in the program. “They see the ability level and speed their wrestling is at, and they are trying to gain that ground faster,” he said. “They understand the importance of offseason wrestling and that will help the program a lot down the road.” Tessoff said he’s also been pleased to see the camaraderie on the team develop and see kids grow. “It’s nice to see kids changing as people within the school and outside of it and you can see it in practice,” Tessoff said.

Lady ’Cats scratching out wins on court Williamsburg girls start at 6-3

By Anthony Amorini

This week in bowling

• Glen Este High School boys beat Anderson High School, 2,675-2,318, Jan. 11. Glen Este’s Jaekob Pesnichak bowled a 479. Glen Este advances to 11-1 with the win. • McNicholas High School boys beat Summit Country Day 2,390-1,999, Jan. 11. McNick’s Tim Mottola bowled a 381. • Glen Este girls beat Anderson 1,999-1,720, Jan. 11. Glen Este’s Lauren Gerber bowled a 330. Glen Este advances to 10-1 with the win. • McNicholas High School boys beat Roger Bacon High School 2,569-2,450, Jan. 12. McNick’s Tim Mottola bowled a 480. McNick advances to 67 with the win. • Walnut Hills High School boys beat Amelia 2,5842,060, Jan. 12. Amelia’s Zac Vestring bowled a 377. • Walnut Hills girls beat Amelia 1,983-1,923, Jan. 12. Amelia’s Elaina Simons bowled a 338. • Glen Este boys beat Anderson High School 2,5952,455, Jan. 14. Glen Este’s Jaekob Pesnichak bowled a 453. • Glen Este girls beat Anderson 2,436-1,769, Jan. 14. Glen Este’s Lorianne Davis bowled a 358.

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Williamsburg sophomore Heidi McManus looks for an open teammate during the Lady Wildcats' win Thursday, Jan. 14, over New Richmond, 45-41.

Williamsburg High School’s girls’ basketball team already has six wins this winter with half of the season still remaining for the Lady Wildcats to easily eclipse its eight-win campaign from last winter. After going 8-11 one year ago, Williamsburg is currently 6-3 and head coach Ken Lowe intends on keeping his team above the .500 mark. “We are still very young and we have not reached our peak yet,” Lowe said. “I am definitely pleased with where we are at right now. They want to play hard for the seniors. We have a great bunch of kids.” Darcy Little and Melanie Posey are the only seniors on Williamsburg’s youthful roster. Little leads the team with 77 rebounds and has also contributed 7.3 points a game. Though Lowe was pleased with the 6-3 start, the coach explained injuries have kept Williamsburg from reaching its full potential, the coach said. “Early in the season we had some injuries and those kids are just coming back,”

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Williamsburg standout Tara Dennis, a Wildcat sophomore, and New Richmond junior Lindsay Blankenship battle for rebounding position during a Williamsburg win Thursday, Jan. 14, over New Richmond, 45-41.

Lion junior Reno Frayne gets in front of Williamsburg senior center Darcy Little during the Lady Wildcats' win Thursday, Jan. 14, over New Richmond, 45-41.

Lowe said. Standouts combating injuries early in the season included junior forward Rachel Meisberger, junior guard Molly Bruns and freshman guard Elizabeth Meisberger, Lowe said. “They are playing together as a team and that is what is getting us through this,” Lowe said of dealing with injuries to key players. “We are playing well but can we be better? Hopefully the answer is yes.” Sophomore forward Tara Dennis leads the Lady Wildcats with 14.1 points a game and 15 blocks. Dennis also has 73 rebounds to her credit. “It’s a total team effort because Tara wouldn’t be getting those points if people were not getting her the ball,” Lowe said of Williamsburg’s team-orient-

ed philosophy. Sophomore guard Heidi McManus leads Williamsburg with 16 assists and has also contributed 9.4 points a game and 27 steals. Bruns leads the team with 28 steals and has also produced 13 assists and 3.4 points a game. “We have some good offensive-minded people,” Lowe said. “We need to improve a little more on our defense though.” Through nine games, Williamsburg (6-3, 5-2) was third in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division behind firstplace Georgetown (9-1, 70) and second-place East Clinton (6-3, 5-1). Williamsburg hosts East Clinton late in the season Sunday, Jan. 31, before traveling to face Georgetown Thursday, Feb. 4.

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Glen Este 62, Harrison 37 – Mike Bouley recorded his second doubledouble of the season, netting 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Glen Este’s Trojans scored a solid 62-37 home-court victory over the Harrison Wildcats Friday night, Jan. 8, with one of their best defensive efforts of the season. Matt Grau added a career-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Trojans, while Corey Goedde chipped in with 16 points and five boards. Harrison’s deliberate style of play kept the game close during the first half, although Glen Este did rally late to lead 25-16 at the break. The Trojans stretched the margin to 36-20 midway through the third quarter, but a pair of threes by Kyle Kinnett helped the Wildcats narrow the gap to 10 entering the final period. Then the home team pulled steadily away with a 21-6 fourth quarter margin, Trey Blank scoring

four and Alex Fultz three in the late going, as the Trojans improved their season mark to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in FAVC league play.

Glen Este 61, Hughes 56 – The Glen Este Trojans rallied for 43 second half points to down Hughes 6156 last Tuesday, Jan. 12, in a game switched to GE because of a water main break at Hughes. With injured senior forward Curt Wesp unable to play, Mike Bouley stepped up big for the Trojans, recording his second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 19 rebounds, while Corey Goedde netted a career-high 18 points along with six steals. Matt Grau added 11 points and Shane Seckman 10 in the balanced Trojan offensive effort. Hughes methodically built up a 10-point first-half lead, 28-18, holding Glen Este under 30 percent shooting while patiently attacking the Trojan zone defense. GE came out firing in the third quarter, taking a 38-37 lead at the two-minute mark on a bucket by Bouley.

Anthony Clark’s layup at the buzzer completed a 24-point third quarter for the Trojans, giving them a 42-41 edge, and his basket on a trick play to start the final period put them up three. In nip-and-tuck late action, Grau hit a key three-pointer and Seckman a bank shot to take the lead for good at 56-54, while Goedde connected on five clutch free throws to seal the victory, as Glen Este upped their mark to 8-1 on the season.

Winton Woods 82, Glen Este 52 – Winton Woods showed why it is the city’s fourth-ranked team with a convincing 82-52 home win over Glen Este’s Trojans Friday night, Jan. 15. The Warriors are now 9-0 with an average 21-point margin of victory, and have a two game lead in FAVC conference play at the halfway mark in the season. Allen Payne, headed for Auburn University, led the home team with 25 points as the Winton Woods starters shot 60 percent from the field and also attempted 27 free throws to Glen Este’s eight. Shane Seckman netted 18 points for the Trojans on 9 of 15 shooting, while Mike Bouley and Curt Wesp added 10 each. Despite the setback, Glen Este is off to its best start in years with an 8-2 record. Playing mostly underclassmen, the Trojans have rallied from deficits ranging from six to 13 points in six of their eight wins to date, and have four players averaging in double figures.

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• Glen Este High School girls beat Winton Woods High School 43-39, Jan. 11. Jackie Young was the top-scorer for Glen Este with 16 points, including one three-pointer. • Finneytown High School girls beat Batavia High School 51-42, Jan. 11. Batavia’s topscorer was Alyssa Gibson with nine points. • New Richmond boys lost to East Clinton 68-57, Jan. 12. Dylan Phillips was the topscorer for New Richmond with 13 points. • Glen Este boys beat Hughes High School 61-56, Jan. 12. Corey Goedde was the top-scorer for Glen Este with 17 points. • Bethel-Tate High School boys beat Batavia High School 54-37, Jan. 12. Batavia’s top-scorer was Caleb Santel with 12 points, including one three-pointer. • Glen Este girls beat Western Hills High School 5144, Jan. 13. Glen Este’s topscorer was Hannah Carson with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. • Williamsburg High

School girls lost to Fayetteville High School 59-45, Jan. 13. Darcy Little was the top-scorer for Williamsburg with 18 points. • Williamsburg girls beat New Richmond 45-41, Jan. 14. Williamsburg’s top-scorer was Elizabeth Meisberger with 13 points, including two three-pointers. New Richmond’s top-scorer was Lindsey Blankenship with 18 points, including one threepointer. • Amelia High School girls lost to Mt. Healthy High School 79-64, Jan. 14. Kymmy Simon was the topscorer for Amelia with 20 points, including two threepointers.

This week in wrestling

• New Richmond High School came in second at the Madeira Invitational, Jan. 9, with a score of 158.5 against 19 other schools. Reading took first place with a 249.5. New Richmond’s Andrew Nealan beat Finneytown’s Will Garner in a 12-5 decision, Zach Gelter pinned Middle-

town Christian’s Gerard in 3 minutes, 57 seconds. • Glen Este High School beat Purcell Marian 43-18, Jan. 9. Glen Este’s Josh Clift beat Kemper in a 16-0 technical fall; Drew Kearns pinned Washington in 2 minutes, 20 seconds; Blake Meyers won by forfeit; Trevor Buckman beat Jay in a 12-6 decision; Ray Trumble won by forfeit; Caleb Prinz beat Hackworth in a 21-6 technical fall; Burris beat Mitchell 7-0, Mikolay beat Esteve in a 3-2 decision; Kyle Turner won by forfeit; Justin Mulloney won by forfeit and Mikolay won by forfeit. • Princeton High School beat Glen Este 51-13, Jan. 9. Glen Este’s Josh Clift won by forfeit; Blake Meyers beat Greg Boglin in a 7-0 decision; Caleb Prinz beat Robert Bouldin in a 10-9 decision. • Amelia High School placed 19th out of 19 teams in the Fairfield Invitational Championship Semifinals, Jan. 9, with a score of 17. Amelia’s Cory Clolinger was defeated by fourth-place Campbell County’s Yenter in a 9-1 major decision.

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Kudos to State Rep. Joe Uecker for co-sponsoring HB 534 to phase out the Ohio state income tax over 10 years. He understands the inverse relationship between taxes and prosperity. Higher taxes drive businesses out of Ohio. Lower taxes create the economic incentive for businesses to locate and expand, therefore creating jobs and wealth. Conversely, I’m very disappointed by the retroactive income tax hike that was recently signed into law by Gov. Strickland. This is tantamount to a breach of contract between state government and the taxpayers. Four years ago, HB 66 hiked the sales tax in exchange for an income tax reduction over five years. And now, Gov. Strickland has chosen to violate that agreement and the public trust. It is clear that when push comes to shove, the taxpayers get screwed. The budget crisis never had to be a choice between stabbing the taxpayers in the back and further underfunding the schools. The schools need to be fully funded. State government could help the schools by eliminating unfunded

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Create a clean image of the earth Imagine what could happen to the Earth if we don’t start trying to “Go Green” to save our environment. There are many ways to “Go Green” by saving water, electricity and energy. I feel it is important that we start saving the earth now before the bad images of the earth in our heads come to life. Too much water is being wasted in people’s homes. About 75 percent of the water we use in our homes is being used in the bathroom. Did you know you use five to seven gallons of water with every flush from a leaking toilet? Ten thousand gallons of water can be wasted from a leaking toilet every year. Another way to save water in the bathroom is to take shorter showers. By taking shorter showers, you’ll use less hot water. Water heaters account for nearly one-quarter of your home’s energy use. Another area where we use more water than we need is in the kitchen. In the kitchen we use a lot of water when we do the dish-

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amount of light by using a quarter of the electricity. Plus, they last for several years without burning out. Did you know wasting water also wastes electricity? This is true because the biggest use of electricity in most cities is pumping, heating and cleaning water after it’s been used. Saving energy can save your family money as well. In the cold weather you can wear warm clothing and set your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit or lower during the day and evening. When you go to sleep, set the thermostat to 55 degrees or turn it off. I know it sounds crazy, but by doing this you can save 5 percent to 20 percent on your heating costs. In warm weather, the thermostat at home should be set to 78 degrees. When no one is at home, set the thermostat at 85 degrees. That way you’ll reduce the need for air conditioning and save energy. Instead of air conditioning, turn on your fans or ceiling fans if you have any. Always remember the negative

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This is the fourth year the Community Press has co-sponsored the “Be A Journalist!” Sixth-Grade Column Contest with the Milford Exempted Village School District. We feel this is a great way not only to help teach students persuasive writing, but to expose them to the world of journalism. What a wonderful validation for students – not only do they receive an “A” in class, but they get to see their work and photos in the newspaper. Between today and the end of May, you’ll see six different student columns. The first, from Pattison Elementary’s Megan Proctor, is about “going green,” certainly a hot topic for these cold days. As always, thanks to the community judges, 11 in all, and our final judges: Amy Brewer, Milford mayor; Ken Tracy, Miami Township trustee; and Joann Kiser, manager of the Milford Branch Library. image of the earth if we don’t “Go Green.” Always ask yourself, “Is this really what I want the earth to end up as?” The winner of the “Be A Journalist” Sixth-Grade Column Contest at Pattison Elementary School in Milford is Megan Proctor

Horse thief detectives gallop into new year It was 1880 and Goshen was a fine example of a beautiful community. Fine farms with abundant hay and fruit crops were common. The land was prized, with rich soil and flat fields. Three churches, a school, and a very organized and well run society was in place. It was so nice, it was often referred to as the “Land of Milk and Honey.” There was just one problem. Goshen had a dirty little secret. Goshen and Stonelick townships had Gangs. Yes, gangs. And lots of them. Goshen was the headquarters and rendezvous place for numerous gangs of horse thieves and counterfeiters. These crooks were so good at what they were doing, many individuals were trying to take the law into their own hands and run the thieves out of town. The townsmen were out numbered, and the thieves were well armed. Finally, after a few years of unsuccessful attempts at securing their own properties, it was decided to unify the town, and the Goshen Horse Thief Detectives were born. These brave and

courageous men were determined to take the town and the horses in it, back. The Goshen Horse Thief Detectives were formed Jan. 16, 1892. The Vicky Rhein by-laws were Feb. 3, Community chartered 1900. Press guest These fine columnist horsemen were so effective and made the town so hot for these bandits that they sought refuge elsewhere. Not too long ago, the original constitution was found and preserved by the Goshen Township trustees. The organization has been dormant for decades, but was just reorganized in November 2008. Since that time, the GHTD have participated in several parades and hosted the Goshen Gallop in the summer of 2009. Even though the new Horse Thief Detectives have no legal jurisdiction, we have plans to implement a system for marking horses and tack to aid

in the rescue and recovery in case of theft. The detectives also have plans for the 2010 Goshen Gallop (www.goshengallop.com) as well as participating in more parades and a few more exciting ideas are in the works. The detectives are willing and able horsemen and women, ready to ride for the township of Goshen, and Clermont County, promoting fun and fellowship, and meeting new friends and faces. Interested detectives may apply for a small yearly dues. You can join regardless of where you live, any county or township is welcome. Owning or riding a horse is not necessary. We boast 50-plus members, and proudly sport a tumble weed wagon, and a gun wagon as the detectives are a well-armed bunch. For more information, visit www.horsethiefdetectives.com and check us out. An avid trail rider, Vicky Rhein and her husband, Gary, live in Goshen Township with four horses and a variety of dogs and cats. You can write to her at partlypaintedone@yahoo.com.

Moles seem to sense weather changes Howdy folks, We have sure had some real winter. Three weeks ago the moles were sure feeding and tearing the lawn up. Since this cold and snow, I wonder if this was a sign that the moles were giving us of the cold weather. It seems the critters know if the weather is going to change. The birds have been feeding very fast. I put peanut butter on a flat board then roll in bird seed and in one day they clean the board. Have you noticed the different color each bird has? The Baltimore Oriole sure has some beautiful color on their body and how they have their feathers fluffed out to keep warm. For you folks like me who like to fish, the pay lake Sherry’s Lake on Slade Road, as you go back to the East Fork Dam stocked trout Friday, Jan. 15. We always like a good meal of trout out of the cold

water, so get your fishing tackle ready for action. The telephone number is 797-5300. Last Saturday the Bethel United Methodist Church had a leadership training retreat for their officers of the church. Ruth Ann and I attended. It actually started Friday evening, but we waited until Saturday morning to go up. They started Saturday with a good breakfast at 8 a.m. then the sessions started with a good group of folks attending. At noon lunch was served then we went back into session until about 4 p.m. The church has started the Kitchen of Hope each Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. serving a lunch to those who need or want it free. This last Saturday they served 26 people, this is a wonderful service the church does and we thank the ones who do this. We say God Bless All of them. Sunday after the church services there was a carry-in noon

meal for all the church folks to honor the youth minister. He has been appointed to the Hyde Park United Methodist Church as an associate pastor. Everyone will miss him, his wife and baby and his smile. After the meal everyone went back into the sanctuary for a “roast” for him. It was very entertaining. During this event the senior pastor Bill came in with a wig, blue jeans, a flannel shirt on and a guitar in hand. They played a song on the sound system, as if the pastor was playing the guitar and singing of course it was a CD of someone else doing the song. There will be another youth minister coming to our church. He will be welcomed by the church congregation and youth. Best wishes to Dustin, Jamie and baby Bella. On Sunday evening we went to Batavia for a birthday celebration

for a mighty fine young feller, Ethan, he turned 8 Jan. 11. There were grandparents, great aunt and uncle, and cousins there along with Mom, Dad, and sisters. Coffee, iced tea, cake and ice cream were served. Happy Birthday Ethan. The other evening we were watching the Kentucky Channel and they were showing the hummingbirds in different parts of the country and world, some of the most beautiful birds and some have a long tail feather. The hummingbird is my favorite bird. We keep three feeders out during the summer. On April 15 a Hummingbird, will come to the window by the kitchen and look in as if to say, “I’m back.” Ruth Ann will put the feeder out and in a few minutes the bird will come and feed. It is so amazing how they can hover and feed. With the snow on, I was talk-

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ing to a feller and told him how we used to sow Clover seed when there was George snow on the Rooks ground and Ole when the snow melted the seed Fisherman would get into the ground. Now by golly, when we planted clover seed, we had a seeder that we put the seed in and turned a handle that spun the fan to spread the seed. It was not uncommon to walk and seed 50 acres. The weather was cold, but we kept warm by walking. Start your week by going to the church 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.

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Resale shop all about the experience By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Shopping can be about more than spending money, sometimes it’s about the experience. Julie’s Junque, a resale store in Union Township, specializes in making sure every customer has an enjoyable experience. “Sometimes coming in our store is like walking down memory lane. We have unusual things that you may not have seen in a while,” said Julie Doerfler, owner. “It’s also a very child-friendly place. We have a children’s playroom, a mechanical horse and every child that comes in can ‘fish’ for a free prize.” Doerfler opened Julie’s Junque in Mt. Washington in 2007 and moved to Union Township about a year later. Half of the store is filled with items Doerfler picks up at auctions, estate sales and moving sales. The other half of the store is rented to vendors. “Because we have the vendors, you’ll always find a really eclectic mixture of things ... You can find everything from sturdy old furniture to vacuum cleaner bags,” Doerfler said. One vendor, Mark Fast, started renting an area at Julie’s Junque to clear out his basement and garage. “We just had too much stuff at home and I do enjoy going to auctions and refinishing furniture, so we decided to rent a space as a hobby,” Fast said. “All the vendors have their own

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Julie Doerfler owns Julie’s Junque, a resale store in Union Township.

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Owner: Julie Doerfler Address: 545 Clough Pike in Mt. Carmel Phone number: 843-5554 Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday specialty, so there’s always a wide variety of things for sale.” Fast sells everything from furniture to DVDs and record players, but other vendors have items such as tools, vacuums and antiques. Doerfler and two volunteers run the store seven days a week and the items are outmatched only by the prices, she said. “I had one person come in and tell me they sold a ring they bought from me for $10 for $300 on eBay. I said, ‘Great, come take me for more,’” Doerfler said. “All of our items are deeply discounted.” Julie’s Junque also holds a yard sale once a year to benefit St. Joseph’s Orphanage. This year, that yard sale is tentatively scheduled for March 20.

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Majestic Farm on Ohio 132 in Stonelick Township has been the site of world-class equestrian competitions.

Equestrian traditions continue at Majestic Farm By John Seney

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The new owner of Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township plans to continue the same world-class equestrian competition that was carried on by the former owners. Jeff Jarvis bought the 150-acre farm and adjacent home at a sheriff’s sale in December 2008 for $1.8 million. The farm formerly was known as Paxton Farm and was owned by John and Janet Paxton. Paxton Farm had a long tradition of hosting equestrian events, including Olympic qualifiers. Jarvis and his wife have lived in Stonelick Township since 1982 and operate a smaller horse farm on Brushy Fork Road. “I have a passion for the equestrian industry,” Jarvis said of his decision to buy Majestic Farm. “And the price was right.” In addition to raising horses, Jarvis owns JMC Plumbing, a commercial and industrial plumbing firm in Milford. To run Majestic Farm, Jarvis hired Barbara McCarthy as director of horse operations. McCarthy worked at the farm under the former owners as a freelance trainer. She has lived in Clermont County for 25 years, working mostly as a freelance horse trainer. McCarthy said in addition to hosting competitions, the farm is a full boarding and training facility. The boarding section of the farm includes two large barns with indoor exercise areas for the horses. The farm recently added 19 new paddocks, fenced-in outside areas where horses can exercise. Another upgrade includes a new energy-efficient lighting system. “In a year’s time, everything on the farm has been improved,” she said. McCarthy said the farm offers clinics and classes in all the equestrian disciplines. The staff at Majestic includes four full-time employees and one part-time

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Barbara McCarthy is the director of horse operations at Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township. employee. Veterinarians regularly visit to address any health concerns of the horses boarded at the farm. “Horses come first here,” McCarthy said. Separate from the boarding facility is the competition area, with its own barns, stalls and indoor and outdoor show areas. McCarthy said for three-day shows, the farm can attract up to 600 people. Majestic Farm has a full schedule of equestrian events scheduled for 2010, including a Winter Series beginning Jan. 23. The event is an indoor show that will include competition in dressage, an Olympic sport in which horse and rider perform precision movements. McCarthy described dressage as the equestrian equivalent of figure skating. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission or parking. The farm property includes a 6,000-square-foot home where the former owners lived. “It’s beautiful, but way more than we need,” said Jarvis, who plans to continue living at his home on Brushy

Fork Road. He said he eventually plans to split off the home and some surrounding acreage to sell separately, but will wait until the real estate market improves. Jarvis said when he bought the property, there were rumors it was going to be turned into a subdivision. But he said he is committed to keeping Majestic Farm a state-of-the art equestrian facility. Jarvis said the property includes 80 to 90 acres he plans to turn into a working farm. He said the farm will grow its own hay for the horses, rather than buying hay. “I’m going to run it (the farm) more as a business as opposed to a hobby,” he said. Stonelick Township Trustee Skeets Humphries called Majestic Farm “an absolute asset to the township.” “All indications are that Mr. Jarvis will keep the farm at the same high standards,” Humphries said. Anyone interested in boarding, classes or events at Majestic Farm can call 625-3055 or go to the farm’s Web site at www.majesticfarm.net.

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Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township has extensive facilities for showing, boarding and training horses on its 150 acres.

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Indoor facilities are available at Majestic Farm for training and showing horses.

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The new owner of Majestic Farm in Stonelick Township hopes to eventually sell the adjacent home.

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The newest addition to the Miami Township dining scene, Hana Tokyo, offers hibachi and sushi meals for sushi rookies and veterans alike. Hana Tokyo’s owner, Kevin Wu of Miami Township, said he came from New York on his cousin’s advice to start a restaurant. Wu said his restaurant has hibachi tables where customers can watch culinary acrobatics as their dinner is prepared at the table or settle for the more traditional kitchen items such as scallops or tuna. Wu also offers both traditional sushi like the California roll, which he recommends for first time sushi eaters or fusion sushi like the more complex mango dragon roll he recommends for more seasoned sushigoers. “It depends on what kind of experience people have with sushi,” said Wu. A bento box lunch special is available for $8.50 and contains rice, meat or tofu and sushi. Additionally,


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January 20, 2010

BRIEFLY Clean & Green

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program has set the following dates for 2010 events: • Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup is Saturday, April 17. • Ohio River Sweep is Saturday, June 19. • Make a Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 23. • Computer Recycling will be determined. For additional information, contact Becky Ploucha, Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green program director, at cleanandgreen@clermont2020.org or 513-7539222.

P.E.R.I. retirees to meet

BATAVIA – The Clermont County Chapter of the P.E.R.I. will meet at the Batavia Station Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. Each person is responsible for their own lunch. A business meeting and some kind of program will follow lunch. Retirees discuss issues concerning the retirement

system. Anyone who belongs to the State P.E.R.S is invited to join the chapter. Members are usually finished by 1:30 p.m. For more information, call George Rooks at 734-6980.

Conrad elected chair

PIERCE TWP. – Gregg Conrad was elected chair of the Pierce Township trustees at the board’s organizational meeting Dec. 28. Board member Christopher Knoop was elected vice chair. Knoop and board member Bonnie Batchler, who were reelected in November, were sworn in for four-year terms.

Parent conferences

UNION TWP. – Glen Este High School evening parent conferences will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Feb. 4, at the high school, 4342 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Interested parents should call their child’s small school office to set up an appointment to meet with teachers.

For the School for Scientific Studies and the West Clermont Institute of Performing Arts, call 947-7611. For the Communication and Technology School or the School of American Studies call 947-7613.

Senior support

AMELIA – The Amelia Senior Support Commission will sponsor a self-defense class 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. The class will be given by Amelia Police Officer Janice Lovins and will cover the physical aspects of selfdefense as well as issues concerning fraud. The class will take place in the Square Community Room, 14 Lori Lane, Amelia. For more information about the Amelia Senior Support Commission call 5465466.

Leader changes

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) Fiscal Officer Mike Pride is serving

as interim director of the agency, following the resignation of Tim McCartney. McCartney, who served as Clermont DJFS director for 7 1/2 years, will return to Hamilton County DJFS, where he had worked prior to coming to Clermont County. “I would like to thank Tim for his service to the county,” said Clermont Administrator David L. Spinney. “He has guided the department during very financially challenging times and under his leadership there have been many improvements to services benefiting children and families in the county.” Clermont County is currently accepting applications for the position. For additional information, visit the Web site www.ClermontCountyOhio.gov and click on “Career Listings” or call (513) 7327110.

Ewing to chair board

BATAVIA – Mark Ewing was elected president of the Batavia Local School District Board of Education at the organizational meeting Jan.

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Board member Michael Enriquez was elected vice president. Also, the three board members elected in November were sworn in: New member Chris Huser and returning members Ewing and Scott Runck.

Summer camp fair

CINCINNATI – The 2010 Summer Adventure Camp Fair is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7, at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Union Terminal. Cincinnati Family Magazine and Northern Kentucky Family Magazine will host the fair. This event for parents offers an opportunity to meet one-on-one with day camps, residential camps, arts and education programs plus explore a variety of enrichment products and services. Local and national representatives will provide takehome materials and speak candidly with parents about programs for children of all ages.

The event is free & open to the public. Museum parking is $6. For more information, call (513) 252-0077 or visit cincinnatifamilymagazine.com.

Buy local food

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Catholic Rural Life Conference and the OK River Valley Chapter of OEFFA, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, will sponsor the third annual Buy Local Foods Seminar Sunday, Jan. 31, at George Parish Hall, 509 E. State St. (Ohio 125), Georgetown. There will be workshops and discussions of interest to consumers and producers from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Topics include: Raw milk, community supported agriculture, marketing local produce, food buying clubs and more. For more information, call Julie Kline at (937) 392-1543 or Pat Hornschemeier at (937) 378-4769 days or (937) 3784560 evenings. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

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Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud visited David Caudill in Doha, Qater, during the holidays. Caudill is a Clermont County native who is an ambassador at the U.S. embassy in Qater. He will serve in Qater until May and begin a year of service in Baghdad in July. They are holding a copy of the Community Journal Clermont outside the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

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Faye Nobis of Pierce Township recently got to sit on Santa’s lap at Locust Corner Community Church. She confessed to Santa that in almost 90 years of life, this was the first time she had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap. To the right of Santa are her daughters, Donna Trempe, next to Santa, and Carolyn Lewis, right. Faye is a lifelong resident of Pierce Township.

Bigg’s pharmacy offers H1N1 flu shots Bigg’s Pharmacy locations are offering H1N1 flu shots by appointment and on a walk-in basis. Call the Eastgate Bigg’s, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., at 513-753-7500 for more information. The public can receive the H1N1 vaccine at Bigg’s for $15, which may be covered by many insurance plans. Specially-trained and cer-

tified Bigg’s pharmacists may be available to administer H1N1 flu shots to walk-in customers without appointments in some locations. However, for added convenience customers are encouraged to visit or call the pharmacy in advance and schedule an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available. “We’re giving our customers the opportunity to

reserve their H1N1 vaccine and receive the immunization at a time that’s most convenient for their schedule,” said Brandi Smith, Bigg’s banner marketing manager. “We want to make it easier for even our busiest customers to get immunized and help prevent the spread of H1N1 virus in the Tristate community.” Due to a recent increase in vaccine supplies, anyone

interested in protecting themselves against the H1N1 flu can now be immunized. Individuals who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill from the H1N1 virus but have not been immunized are still encouraged to get the H1N1 shot. These include: • Pregnant women. • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age.

• Health care and emergency services personnel with direct patient contact. • Individuals 6 months through 24 years old and adults who have chronic medical conditions. Bigg’s pharmacists can administer the H1N1 vaccine to individuals 18 years and older in Ohio. Visit www.biggspharmacies.com for more information.

Now through Jan. 26, girls in the Greater Cincinnati area will be taking Girl Scout cookie orders. This year Girl Scout cookies are available in eight varieties and sell for $3.50 per package. Varieties include Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Reduced Fat Daisy Go Rounds (a crispy cinnamon snack). All proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout cookies stay in the local community. “Our annual Girl Scout Cookie activities, in addition to United Way funding, help us make the Girl Scout experience available to all girls who wants to participate,” said Barbara J. Bonifas, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO. In addition to money earned by the girls, Girl Scout cookie proceeds fund vital services such as leader training and camp operations, as well as a wide variety of Girl Scout program initiatives.

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J A N . 2 1

FOOD & DRINK

Show and Tell Carry-In Dinner, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Laurel United Methodist Church, 1885 Laurel Lindale Road. Bring a covered dish to share and something to show. 553-3043. New Richmond. Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Five for $20. Padrino, 111 Main St. Paired with food. 965-0100; www.padrinoitalian.com. Milford. F R I D A Y, J A N . 2 2

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.

FOOD & DRINK

Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131. Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and french fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

NATURE

Wonderful Whitetails, 4:30 p.m. William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road, Corps Visitor Center. Learn the adaptations deer possess to survive winter while you hike the Deer Ridge Trail. Dress for the weather. Free. Presented by United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District. 797-6081. Batavia.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Til Death Do Us Part, 7:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Murder mystery. Includes dinner buffet with dessert. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. 943-1888. Eastgate. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 2 3

EDUCATION

Community Action: A Toolkit to Make Your Voice Heard, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn how you can take action on environmental issues important to you. With the Ohio Environmental Council. Ages 18 and up. $15 donation requested. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Job Search Training Workshop, 8 a.m.noon, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Heritage West. Fivepart workshop offers basics needed to aid in a job search. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 388-4466; www.ihom.org/JSM. Anderson Township.

NATURE

Bird Walk, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. Included with admission: $5, $1 children; free for members. 8311711. Union Township. Winter Hike, 10 a.m. Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132. Hike and explore trails on new James L. and Frances Wilson Nature Preserve. Approximately three miles in about two hours. Meet at pedestrian bridge. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 732-2977. Batavia.

RECREATION

Turkey Shoot, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 237, 2215 Memory Lane. Free, additional cost to shoot. 732-0331. Batavia. S U N D A Y, J A N . 2 4

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Henry Ford Squares, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Western style square dance club for experienced dancers with round dance and line dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Union Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

LECTURES

Winter Travel Series, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The Many Colors of Nova Scotia with Barbara Farber. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. View scenery and learn about cultural and natural history of places near and far. Ages 18 and up. $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. M O N D A Y, J A N . 2 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.

CIVIC

Canned Food Drive. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 388-0123. Anderson Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.

Jazzercise One Day Sale, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike. Special pricing package available: $20 per month for 10 months, with joining fee and EFT registration. Presented by Jazzercise Anderson Township. 407-9292; www.jazzercise.com. Anderson Township. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 2 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.

DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Square Dance Lessons, 7:30 p.m. Locust Corner Elementary School, 3431 Locust Corner Road. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. $5; ages 11-17 free with paying adult. Registration required. Presented by Beechmont Square Dance Club. 752-3309. Pierce Township. Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Milford.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Ceramic Painting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annie’s Fine Stationery & Gifts, $10-$25. 576-9011. Milford.

CIVIC

Canned Food Drive. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sequels Consignment and Boutique, 388-0123. Anderson Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike. Hieder Hall. With Susan Scardina-Hardoerfer. $25 for five classes, $6 one class. 379-4900. Withamsville.

FOOD & DRINK

WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. Free; donations accepted. 8315500; www.milfordfirsumc.org. Milford.

SHOPPING

January After-Inventory Sale and Clearance Blowout, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $3-$5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.


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Community Journal

January 20, 2010

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Bookstores, atheists and spiritual hunger tion is also discovered in the recent upwelling of spiritual feeling in young people throughout the world, who increasingly realize, often with some desperation, that society is in need of renewal, and that an awareness of spirit holds the key to our personal, social, and ecological survival,” writes David Tacey in “The Spirituality Revolution.” Is this an era becoming more open to being led by God’s Holy Spirit, or, in our arrogance, do we imagine that we have outgrown the sacred and that the notions of soul and spirit are archaisms of a former era? Yet the hunger for the sacred has increased in our time and we don’t know how to respond. What is wisdom and what is delusion? What comprises spiritual health and unhealthiness in ourselves and others? Traditionally churches have distributed catechisms containing summations of beliefs. What seems needed now among searching and intelligent people are ade-

Watch for exclusions on travel insurance policy When you book an airline ticket on the Internet these days the airlines ask if you’d like to buy travel insurance. But, you need to know not all travel insurance is alike. In fact, many of the disasters that drive the sale of these particular insurance policies are just not covered. Laura Mieling of Clifton thought she was protecting herself when she went on Delta Air Line’s Web site and booked a plane ticket for a vacation three months later. “They give you You need to the option of travel know not all insurance. travel I looked at insurance is the page and it says alike. In it’s covered fact, many if you and of the your family gets sick disasters or dies, so that drive that’s why I did it,” the sale of these she said. M i e l - particular ing’s 69y e a r - o l d insurance mother had policies are been home just not battling cancer for covered. the past year and a half so she said she bought the insurance just in case she had to cancel the plane trip. A month before her trip her mother did become seriously ill. “She went into hospice, basically. We had the meeting and she decided to do hospice. The doctor with hospice said she had two weeks to live,” she said. Mieling immediately canceled her plane ticket and applied to the insurance company for a refund of the air fare. Her mother died the day before she was to have left on that vacation. A few days later she spoke with the travel insurance company about the refund. “They said, ‘Well, did she have cancer?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’

She said, ‘ W e l l , that’s a pre-existing condition so we can’t do it,’ ” said Mieling. Howard Ain Mieling Hey Howard! said she n e v e r imagined this could happen, but after checking carefully through the insurance policy she did find that exclusion. She said, “They had the 20-something page policy that I didn’t bother to read – I don’t know who does. It said if it’s a pre-existing health condition you can’t get coverage. So, I said, ‘OK, they got me.’ ” Mieling checked the Internet and found dozens of other complaints about this same type of thing involving insurance policies sold on the Internet. A spokesman for that insurance company told me the policies sold on these Web sites are very inexpensive and so have exclusions contained in them. Instead of buying travel insurance from these Web sites, that insurance company spokesman said you can buy a policy from your travel agent and, while it will cost you more money, it will not have these exclusions. He said that insurance company is considering adding a more comprehensive policy option to the Delta Air Lines Web site. If this option were offered, consumers would not only be more aware of the exclusions, but they could have a choice of which type of policy to buy. A Delta spokeswoman told me the airline is following up with the insurance company on this suggestion. Bottom line, before buying a travel insurance policy it’s important to carefully check out all the possible exclusions to make sure it will suit your needs. Troubleshooter Howard Ain

answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

quate contemporary explanations of beliefs. No longer can people be told just what to believe but convincingly explained why it is believed as truth. One Catholic cardinal recently lamented the degree of “theological illiteracy” among the Church’s membership. Sandra M. Schneiders writes, “The theology which undergirded our spirituality in the past cannot be resuscitated, and intelligent people cannot live a spirituality which is theological bootless. We are, to large extent, running on theological empty.”

In a scientific and technological culture, are there still intelligent people around whose hearts grasp the legitimacy of also living a belief in the transcendent? Consider the words of Albert Einstein: “The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, a snuffed out candle. “To sense that behind anything that can be experi-

enced there is something that our minds cannot grasp, whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly: this is religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I am a devoutly religious man.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community press.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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the same conclusion we do,” t h e y insinuate. C u r r e n t l y many people are Father Lou u n e a s y Guntzelman s a y i n g they are Perspectives religious. They prefer to say they are spiritual rather than religious. Spiritual indicates they believe in God, prayer, the Bible, Jesus Christ, doing good for others, and possibly an afterlife in heaven. Religious implies an adherence to all the beliefs a particular church may espouse, an association with that church’s historic or present flaws, a perceived legalism rather than personalism, and a moral prudishness. Recent polls have shown a surge in “nones,” i.e. people who profess they are not associated any longer with any religion. “The spirituality revolu-

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Bookstore titles reveal much about a people. One of many noticeable content changes in recent years is the increase of books by atheists. We might wonder why such authors are motivated to expend all that time and effort writing about something they believe doesn’t exist. The reason they write, of course, is because there’s a market for their books. We live at a difficult moment in history. We’re stuck between a growing secular system with which we are uncomfortable, and a religious system we may feel we cannot fully embrace. Countless people sense an emptiness or confusion and wonder “What do I really believe in?” A spirituality revolution is taking place. On one side of the current indecision are writers who are atheists or agnostics. They present their arguments implying it’s foolish to still fall for the God stuff, organized religion, and beliefs other people instill in us. “Think for yourself and you’ll come to


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new offerings. I’ve had several requests for this pie, including Diana Salmon, who absolutely loves it. Tracy Luginbuhl, owner, graciously shared this recipe, which originated with Our Place Restaurant. Campbell’s makes this pie in large quantities, and I appreciate them working out a home version. Now if you can’t find a 10-inch pie shell, go ahead and use what you have, knowing that you may have some filling left over. The Restaurant also serves a much-requested red wine vinegar Catalina type salad dressing, also originating from Our Place Restaurant. 1 pie shell, 10-inch, baked and cooled 16 oz. crunchy peanut butter 1 pound confectioner’s sugar Large container Cool Whip, thawed, or use whipping cream and whip until stiff Large box vanilla instant pudding Mix peanut butter with sugar. It should be crumbly. Add a bit more sugar if you need to so it crumbles between your fingers. Mix pudding according to directions, add 1 cup Cool Whip and allow to chill. Then mix 3⁄4 peanut butter mixture in with pudding mixture. Cover top with rest of Cool Whip and sprinkle rest of peanut butter mixture on top.

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Tips from Stephanie’s Seasoning Blends: Stephanie Laybourne is the proprietor of Stephanie’s Seasoning Blends, which are sold locally. Her blends make excellent marinades when mixed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, a 4:1 ratio. One of my favorites is her sea salt blend sprinkled on steamed veggies, grilled salmon and roasted potatoes. Her blends are wonderful when you’re starting children out with seasonings, as they are ultra flavorful and healthier than simply sprinkling on salt, which we tend to use too much of. Check her out at stephanieseasoning.com. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.


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Pierce Twp. church welcomes new minister This January, Calvin Presbyterian Church welcomed the Reverend Kathleen Burselm Haines as their new pastor. Haines succeeds the Reverend Jim Bernard, who retired in September 2007 after serving Calvin for 18 years. Haines pursued her

undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. She later enrolled at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C., where she graduated with her MDiv degree. She brings with her seven years in professional ministry including work in social services, serving at the Durham Vet-

erans’ Affairs Hospital, and most recently as pastor in campus ministry at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Her years at JMU were highlighted by mission trips to Africa and Latin America. Haines’ underlying message is all are children of

God, forever, and are loved. In her short time here, she is quickly becoming integrated into Calvin’s unique and meaningful style of worship which includes liturgy teams, a budding youth group, a music program, a strong commitment to mission and community outreach, men’s

and women’s bible study and prayer groups, not to mention and a very loving and caring congregation. Calvin Presbyterian Church is excited about this new relationship with Haines and her family, and everyone is invited to a worship service. The church

is at 1177 West Ohio Pike, just west of the Haines new Pierce Pointe Cinemas, in Pierce Township. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the regular worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Membership kick off is Jan. 25 for Farm Bureau The Clermont County Farm Bureau’s 2010 membership campaign will begin with a membership kick-off at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Clermont Social Ser-

vice Building, Room 103, 2400 Clermont Drive in Batavia Township. Anyone interested in helping with the campaign is invited.

The kick-off will give members a chance to learn more about Farm Bureau and an opportunity to help their local Farm Bureau. Volunteers will be given the

materials they need to sign new or renew members plus a big shot of enthusiasm to get them on their way toward meeting the membership goals. The main

goal for 2010 is to exceed the 2009 membership total within 10 days following the kick-off. “Farm Bureau’s membership campaign is member-

led. You don’t have to be a farmer to be a Farm Bureau member,” said Heather Utter, organization director. Call 937-378-2212 for more information.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

ROMAN CATHOLIC

EPISCOPAL

UNITED METHODIST

UNITED METHODIST

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

St. Bernadette Church

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

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

Trinity United Methodist

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

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

1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

www.stbernadetteamelia.org

CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

SOUTHERN BAPTIST

752-3521

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia

Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

844 State Rt. 131

Place orders by February 14 Pick up Feb 20, 10 am-noon

1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

EVANGELICAL FREE

513 831 0196 www.milfordchurch.org www.fusionmcc.com info@milfordchurch.org

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

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY

212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship 7:00pm Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 7:00pm

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189

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

www.lindalebaptist.com

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

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

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend

CHURCH OF GOD

www.houseofrestoration.org

Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

www.williamsburgumc.com

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am www.newsongohio.com

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103

NAZARENE

Bethel

513-732-6241 - www.salvos.com/Batavia Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

PRESBYTERIAN (USA)

“Room for the Whole Family” GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 www.goshenmethodist.org Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

513-732-2211

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

513.753.1993 vineyardeastgate.org

LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH www.LPCUSA.org

LPCUSA@fuse.net

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Rev. Blossom Matthews Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: www.Summerside-umc.org E-mail: Summerside_umc@yahoo.com

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

683-2525

Come visit us at the

Owensville United Methodist Church

Located at 19 East Main Street

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship............9:00am Sunday School.......................10:00am Traditional Worship................10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

“To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

Welcomes You

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

FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

513.753.6770

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.

United Methodist Church

SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible

Amelia United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 Pastor, Troy P. Ervin

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

(St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH 575-2011 Rev. Jeff Wolf

Morning Worship 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. High Voltage Youth 6 p.m.

Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director

Pastor Mike Smith

Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Williamsburg

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES

vineyard eastgate community church

A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor

Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility www.gbgm-umc.org//faith-batavia

Sunday 10:30am day Worship Service......8:30am, 10:3 Sunday d School.......................9:30am Sh l 93 w/nursery & children’s church

GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

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

www.cloughchurch.org

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

1001502943-01

MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

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

LUTHERAN

CHURCH OF CHRIST

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

513-732-1971

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

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

www.faithchurch.net

Pastor: Tom Bevers www.Cornerstone.ohbaptist.org

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

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

www.cloughpike.com

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

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

A Loving Church in Jesus Name

Sunday School........................................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship........................10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study......................7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150

Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Sunday Equipping Hour 6:00pm Adult Bible Study/Youth/Kids Club 7:00pm WED ”A friendly Church for the Whole Family”


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Arrests/citations

Joanne Yager, 37, 15 Sparrow Lane, dogs running loose, Dec. 29. Edward J. Thill, 21, 25 Heron Drive, criminal mischief, Dec. 31. John M. Newland, 31, 11 Cecelia Drive, falsification, Dec. 31. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia, criminal damage, Dec. 18.

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Incidents/investigations Burglary

BATAVIA

Criminal mischief

NEW RICHMOND

Beer and change taken at 20 Church St., Jan. 2. Vehicle driven through yard at 2 W. Main St., Dec. 31.

Domestic violence

At Deer Creek Drive, Dec. 18.

Theft

Medication taken at 11 Cecelia Drive, Dec. 31.

Records not available

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Christmas decorations torn down at Hauserman Park at 200 block of Front Street, Dec. 29.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

125 STORAGE 1958 OHIO PIKE AMELIA, OH 45102 513-797-8515 1 . ASHLEY ADAMS F187 11051 STEPHENS ROAD BEND, NORTH OHIO 45052 2 . B A R B A R A BAILEY-CHAMBERS F192 & F195 198 MONT VERNON STREET MILFORD, OH 03055 3. MIKE BINNING A 8 & N480/488 & Q634 / 5 9 4 4354 SPRINGMEADOW DRIVE BATAVIA, OHIO 45103 4. JULIA FLETCHER H291 126 CIRCUS STREET BETHEL, OHIO 45106 5. WILLIAM FLETCHER R643 126 CIRCUS STREET BETHEL, OHIO 45106 6. JEFF FULTZ E153 329 SOUTH STREET #5 BETHEL, OHIO 45106 7. SHEIA HARP B14 2901 SALTAIR ROAD BETHEL, OHIO 45106 8. MELVIN JONES O 5 3 0 / 5 1 8 83 ALJOR COURT #7 CINCINNATI, OHIO 45215 9. DOUG LAMONS G252 102 W. MAIN STREET #2 WILLIAMSBURG, OHIO 45176 10. AMANDA OOTEN R672 822 SR 756 FELICITY, OHIO 45120 11. BRADSCHRAG LEY F 1 8 1 / 2 0 0 PO BOX 656 2300 SR 125 AMELIA, OHIO 45102 12. JAMES SIPPLE R557 1751 E. OHIO PIKE # 126 AMELIA, OHIO 45102 13. RICK THOMPSON S720 2141 SR 125 E AMELIA, OHIO 45102 14. JEFF TIPPITT S709 43 HUNTINGTON AMELIA, AVENUE OHIO 45102 15. WALTER VALENTINE R656 555 WOODED RUN LANE FELICITY, OHIO 45120 16. CHRISTOPHER WILSON J3 8 6 151 S W E E T B R I A R DRIVE BATAVIA, OHIO 45103 2983

LEGAL NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS TownWayne The ship (Clermont County) is accepting BIDS for the furnishing of all labor and materials needed for: Wayne Township 2010 Mowing Program. All bids must in a be submitted sealed envelope marked: BID: Wayne Township 2010 Mowing Program, and received at Wayne Township, 6320 State Route 133 Goshen, Ohio 45122 no later than 2:00 p.m. February 11, 2010 after which all bids shall be opened and read publicly. Instructions to bidders, specifications and bid documents detailing the terms and conditions of the proposed mowing/ trimming are as follows: Plainview C e m e t e r y : St Rte. 131 (close to the intersection of St Rte 727) Edenton Cemetery: On St Rte 727 Stonelick to (next Lake State Park) Jordan Cemetery: On St Rte 727 (entering Edenton Cemetery) McCollum C e m e t e r y : On St. Rte- 727 (south of Shiloh Rd.) Any other can be Information obtained by calling the Wayne Township Hall at 513-625-8124. The WAYNE TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES reserve the right to waive any informalities, reject any of all and to hold bids such bids for a period of sixty(60) days before taking any action to and thereon, award a contract to the lowest and best bidder. Each person bidding for a contract for the mowing/ trimming of any public is required to file with his bid a bid guaranty in the form of either (1) a bond for the full amount of the bid or (2) a certified check, cashiers check, or irrevocable letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305 of the ORC in a amount equal to ten (10) percent of the bid pursuant to Section 153540 of the ORC. In lieu of the Performance Bond, the bidder may submit a combined Bid Guaranty and Contact bond, in conformance the section 153.58 of the ORC, with the Bid Proposal, Bid security in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety Attention all bidders: Letters of credit and bid bonds must be filed with original signatures. Facsimile and electronic copies of letters of credit, bid bond and Power of the of Attorney be will Surety deemed non responsive Bids will be opened at a Special Meeting on February 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. WAYNE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO Paul Ritchey Don Wilson Harold Grosnickle 1001533009 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

Suzanne Thompson, 30, 1107 Lang Drive, recited, Dec. 28. Donald A. Kilgore, 57, 801 Locust Corner, warrant, Dec. 29. Chad E. Roberts, 38, 358 St. Andrews, warrant, Dec. 29. Anna M. Foley, 19, 1346 Locust Lake, warrant, Dec. 30.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Metal poles torn down at area of Ohio 749 at Cole Road, Dec. 27. Vehicle driven through yard at 1793 Ohio Pike, Dec. 27.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property of Hamlet Coin Laundry at Ohio Pike, Dec. 28.

Theft

Personal papers taken at 1346 Locust Lake No. 3, Dec. 30. GPS unit and stereo equipment taken from vehicle at 3409 Ohio 132, Dec. 30.

Unauthorized use

2004 Ford taken at 3491 Locust Drive, Dec. 27.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Katherine S Hargis, 23, 5711 Trenton Court, driving under suspension, Dec. 31. Steve A. Davis, 31, 901 Edgecombe, warrant, Dec. 31. Erik Jones, 22, 3160 Converse Road, open container, operating vehicle under influence, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 31. Juvenile, 17, no drivers license, Dec. 31. Tyler A. Reynolds, 18, 681 Bluebird, underage consumption, Dec. 31. James Boles, 19, lka 4376 Bonita, underage consumption, Dec. 31. Gary E. Baker, 18, 15 Meadow Lane, underage consumption, Dec. 31. Gloria L. Wolfe, 25, 2191 Old Ohio Pike, no drivers license, Jan. 2. Robert G. Hewitt, 38, 16253 Mobley, physical control, Jan. 1. Shawn D. Heindel, 39, 261 Seton Court, driving under suspension, Jan. 2. Zachary J. Miller, 18, 309 Dorgene, leaving scene, trafficking, drug possession, negligent assault, Dec. 30. Carol A. Sikorski, 67, 1417 Pembridge, negligent assault, Dec. 31. Daniel J. Allen, 28, 135 Hunters Court, criminal trespass, persistent disorderly conduct, Jan. 1. Lori A. Mccarty, 46, 215 E. 52nd St., warrant service, Dec. 31. Jason Braden, 26, 2119 Ohio Pike, warrant service, Jan. 1. Della N. Martin, 27, 1189 Brightwater, warrant service, Jan. 1. Brian E. Hendricks, 25, 273 E. Main St., drug possession, Jan. 1. Alexander J. Keegan, 18, 6827 Stonington, underage consumption, Jan. 3. Billie K. Jones, 31, 688 Regent, theft, Dec. 31. Steven W. Sheangshang, 31, no address given, burglary, Jan. 2. Ronda L. Elliott, no age given, 1005 Clepper, warrant service, Jan. 1. Michael S. Bing, 26, 8406 Linderwood, disorderly conduct while

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DEATHS under suspension, Jan. 1. Shane Ligget, 39, 8448 Clough, driving under suspension, Jan. 4. Christopher L. Kidd, 23, North 2nd St., driving under suspension, Jan. 5. Margaret K. Teffers, 45, 17037 Minnick, driving under suspension, Jan. 5. Manuel V. Torres, 36, 824 Clough, trespassing, Jan. 5. Kelly M. Bill, 25, 4704 Beechwood, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 6. Amanda L. Shouse, 25, 467 W. Main St., driving under suspension, Jan. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at 657 Chateau Drive, Jan. 1.

Burglary

Checks, jewelry, etc. taken; over $1,050 at 505 Old Ohio 74 No. 10, Dec. 31.

Criminal damage

Vending machine damaged at Eastgate Car Wash at Old Ohio 74, Dec. 30. Window broken in vehicle at Home Depot at 520 Ohio Pike, Dec. 30. Eggs thrown at residence at 654 Chateau, Jan. 2. Eggs thrown at residence at 4652 Laurel View, Jan. 2.

Menacing

Female was threatened at 444 Meese, Jan. 1.

Rape

Female reported this offense at 4000 block of Woodmont, Jan. 1.

Theft

Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $7 at Ohio Pike, Dec. 31. Money taken from cash register at Bob Evans; $320 at Eastgate Blvd., Dec. 30. Cash taken; $5,000 at 484 Old Ohio 74, Jan. 1. Merchandise taken from Sears at Eastgate Blvd., Dec. 31. Shoes taken from J. C. Penney; $123 at Eastgate Blvd., Dec. 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $7 at Old Ohio 74, Dec. 30. Catalytic converter taken at 1024 Ohio Pike, Dec. 29. Video game unit taken from Best Buy; $213 at Eastgate Blvd., Dec. 28. Cash and medication taken at 4593 Roxbury, Jan. 2. Gift cards taken; $150 at 831 Clepper Lane, Jan. 4. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $26 at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 5. GPS unit taken from vehicle at BW3’s at Ohio Pike, Jan. 3. Personal checks taken at 3924 Banks Road, Jan. 4. Checks taken at 4577 Tealtown Road, Jan. 1. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $42 at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 4.

Vandalism

Windows broken in vehicle, building spray painted at 4286 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Jan. 1.

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Arrests/citations

Tyler S. Jones, 18, 607 S. Apple St., underage consumption, Dec. 31. Amanda Yockey, no age given, 30 Highmeadow Lane, recited, Jan. 1. Rose M. Phelps, 65, 122 W. Main St., recited, Jan. 1.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Gasoline taken from vehicle at 292 Gay St., Dec. 22.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Records not available

William E. Cresie

William E. Cresie, 60, of Eastgate died Jan. 4. Survived by wife, Elaine Cresie; children Donna M. Williams, Lori A. and William E. “Butch” (Tiffany) Cresie, Tara E. (Donnie) Miller, Bryan L. (Becky) Robinson and Leslie M. (Andrew) Fellers; sisters Linda M. (Greg) Gehling, Thelma M. (Paul) Wilson and Nancy L. (Mike) Buttery and 16 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father, William Douglas Cresie and mother, Helen Louise Beach. Services were Jan. 11, at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mt. Washington.

Mark A. Holtgrave

Mark A. Holtgrave, 56, of Amelia died Dec. 19. Survived by wife, Patricia Holtgrave; children Trevor (Natalie) Holtgrave and Kinbraly (Andy) Ketter. Father, Cletus Holtgrave; siblings Richard (Lydia) Long, Carole (Jim) Cross and Debbie Long and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was a grandfather-to-be. Preceded in death by mother, Florence Holtgrave. Memorial gathering and services were Dec. 22, at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: The American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206; or American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite No. 2, West Chester, OH 45069.

Jeanne Houchins

Jeane Houchins, 82, of Amelia died Jan. 6. Survived by sons Bill (Marcine) Houchins and Art (Patricia) Houchins; daughters Peggy (Jim) Samoya and Sue Ouellet; brother, Louis Rice and sister, Betty Vandewall. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 15, at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 W. Main St., Amelia. Services followed at St. Bernadette, 1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia.

Clarence E. Obermeyer

Clarence E. Obermeyer, 91, of Union Township died Jan. 7. Survived by daughters Janet (Edward Jr.) Caudill, JoAnn Obermeyer and Mary (Lawrence) Blessing; siblings Delores Scott and Richard Obermeyer; grandchildren Wendy Joan, Lisa and Craig and two great-grandchildren, Preceded in death by wife, Lena Obermeyer; parents Herman Obermeyer and Ida Woebber and siblings Jim Obermeyer, Ruth Bennington and Marian Bowman. Services were Jan. 11, at Athenaeum of Ohio.

Sienna Jeane Rubenstein

Sienna Jeane Rubenstein, infant daughter of Jeremy and Melanie Rubenstein of Amelia died Jan. 7. Survived by maternal grandparents Rich and Vickie Jasontek; paternal grandmother, Amy Bell; paternal grandfather David Rubenstein; maternal great-grandparents Jerry and Norma Block and Jeane and Attis Bennett and paternal great-grandmother, Jean Bell. Visitation and services were Saturday, Jan. 16, at Bethel Church of Christ, 125 E. Plane St., Bethel.

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

Filings

Total Quality Logistics LLC vs. 4002415 Canada Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. El Modeno Gardens Inc. and Joanne L. Newton, professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. M and C Produce Co. Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. Promise Trucking Inc., professional tort Ava Faulhaber, et al. vs. Kidz Choice Inc., other tort Gerald L. Siebel and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance LLC vs. Lisa A. Johnson, other tort Ronald E. Blessing vs. AWP Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Brian Sutton vs. Marsha Ryan and JBM Construction Inc., worker’s compensation Troy Ison vs. Rent-a-Center East Inc. and Marsha P. Ryan Administrator, worker’s compensation Mary Pletz vs. First Transit Inc., worker’s compensation Bank of New York Mellon vs. Jennifer M. Behrens, et al., foreclosure OneWest Bank FSB vs. James I. Mongenas, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Ronald O. Bear, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Amy C. Adams, et al., foreclosure

Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Calvin D. Hayes and Lisa A. Hayes, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin M. Alexander, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Elizabeth Jane Pohlman and Clermont County Treasurer, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Tiffany L. Golob, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Janice Lynn Read, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Bank vs. West Union Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure HSBC Bank USA NA vs. Terry Smith, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company vs. Geoffrey Alan Overlay, et al., foreclosure Brookstone Homeowners Association vs. Donald Brian Bice, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Tonya Blakley and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Alvin R. Evans, foreclosure GMAC Mortgage LLC vs. Daniel K. Riffle, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Joey M. Abney, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Brian Drewry and JP Morgan Chase Bank NA, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Michael Warren and Clermont

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

3689 Tanbark Court, Arthur & Joanne Taylor to Granville & Amber Jacobs, 0.2830 acre, $156,000. 1383 Whitaker Lane, Bank of America Assoc., as successor to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 0.4800 acre, $179,600. 1383 Whitaker Lane, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Bryce Gray, 0.4800 acre, $130,000.

AMELIA VILLAGE

33 Deer Creek Drive, Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. to Poseidon Properties LLC., $89,000. 10 Finch Court, Sherry Young to Brian Flick, 0.3010 acre, $153,000.

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP

BATAVIA VILLAGE

1434 Breckenridge Drive, Karen & Ron Alsept to Jennifer Clarke, $150,000. 3860 Greenbrook Drive, Brian Dehaven, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.6190 acre, $83,333.34. 36 Rose Lane, Estate of Barbara Siler Wilder to Patricia Ormes, 1.4430 acre, $115,500. 1419 Stone Fox Drive, NVR Inc. to Adam & Amy Corbin, 0.3037 acre, $172,995. 61 Tall Tree Drive, Evelyn Mennes to Marie Kelley, $98,900.

120 Douglas Drive, Cathy Collin, et al. to PHH Mortgage Corp., 0.3100 acre, $90,000.

MONROE TOWNSHIP

Clermontville Laurel Road, Katherine’s Ridge Dev. LLC. to Paul & Gwendolyn Phillips, 6.0970 acre, $32,500. 2056 Clermontville Laurel Road Lot 1, Michael Jowers, et al. to RiverHills Bank NA, 5.0000 acre, $53,333.34. 2357 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, William Rose, et al. to Ima Jean Barger, 2.0250 acre, $6,000.

NEW RICHMOND VILLAGE

2776 Ohio 132, Carol Jan Davis to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 0.9220 acre, $46,666.67.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

541 Davis Road, Unit 12, Julia Hurtt to Geraldine Myers, $56,500. 1060 Logan Landing, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Carol Plaatje, 0.1511 acre, $209,826. 3738 Redthorne Drive, Hobert & Phyllis Roberts to Charles & Susan Williams, 0.4640 acre, $190,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

3944 Austin Drive, Patrick Bailey & Nicola Giovenetti to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, $76,667. 2 Banberry Trace, Troy Davis Jr., et al. to First Horizon Home Loans, $40,000. 4115 Durhams Crossing, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Daniel & Mandi Cafasso, 0.3145 acre, $296,417. 575 Glenrose Lane, Federal National

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BUILDING PERMITS Mortgage Assoc. to NREIS-OH LLC., $51,000. 498 June St., Andrea Pistole to Richard Doughty, $113,000. 3997 McMann Road, Roger & Joyce Howe to 3M Precision Optics Inc., 6.0660 acre, $1,000,000. 714-716 Old Ohio 74, Comberger Properties Limited Partnership to Summerside Apartments LLC., 1.6520 acre, $249,500. 1004 Westchester Way, Kevin & Nancy Vance to Kurt & Amanda Meyers, 1.1420 acre, $380,500.

WILLIAMSBURG TOWNSHIP

3437 Bethel Concord Road, Thomas Brusman, et al. to HSBC Bank USA NA, 0.0545 acre, $36,666.67.

WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGE

Residential

WBG Development, Cincinnati, alter, 442 Lucy Run, Batavia Township. LT Zaring & Co. Builder, Cincinnati, new, 4241 Glenstream Drive, Batavia Township, $223,254. Carol Richmond, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 3700 Loch Lamond, Batavia Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 975 Old Ohio 52, New Richmond Village. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 226 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $80,000; new, 204 Compass Court, $112,000. Norbert Mentzel, Amelia, alter, 1312 White Oak Road, Pierce Township, $50,000. Daybreak Construction, Cincinnati, alter, 1272 Taylor Pike, Union Township. Air Authority Heat & Air Co., Mason, HVAC, 662 Barg Salt Run, Union Township. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 884 Linda Sue Drive, Union

Township. Clarke Contractors Inc., Cincinnati, alter, 1247 Village Glen, Union Township, $2,691. Victoria Jetter, Williamsburg, HVAC, 3564 Woodside Drive, Williamsburg Township.

Commercial

Holthaus Signs, Cincinnati, sign-Mercy Hospital Emergency 154 Health Partners Circle, Mt. Orab Village. Chanda Spires, Ripley, alter, 30 Main St., Ripley Village, $5,000. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, gazebo, 100 Woodside Park Drive, Amelia Village. Arnold Estates Development, Cincinnati, retaining wall, 1026 Ohio 749, Pierce Township, $50,000. Bertke Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 829 Eastgate S. Drive, Union Township. Clermont County Commissioners, Batavia, bus shelter, 3969 Brandychase way, Union Township, $14,000.

220 N. Fourth Street, Lorena Helen Curry to Virgil & Katleen Burroughs, 0.2300 acre, $55,800.

IN THE COURTS County Treasurer, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Brian C. Schneider and Gretchen M. Schneider, foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Lawrence J. Coste East, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as successor vs. Jessica Giwer, et al., foreclosure PHH Mortgage Corporation fka Cendent Mortgage Corp. vs. Ronald A. Boggs, foreclosure RBS Citizens NA vs. Michal R. Will, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide vs. Mitchell D. Scarff and Tabatha A. Scarff, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Herbert Marksberry, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Steve Mayfield, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Franklin W. Harris, et al., foreclosure First Financial Bank NA vs. Daniels Holdings Inc., et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. William A. Bryant, et al., foreclosure John H. Evans Funeral Home Inc. vs. Angela Michelle Gilbert, et al., foreclosure Woods and Estates At Miami Trail

Homeowners vs. Gary A. Abyad, et al., other civil Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Minid Blair, other civil Matrix Acquisitions LLC vs. Constance R. Marziale, other civil Midland Funding LLC vs. Stefan Fedak, other civil Andrew Seals and Seals Construction Inc. vs. Matthew J. Brennan and Loveland Excavating Inc., other civil State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Timothy W. Piersail, other civil

Divorce

Elizabeth D. Bond vs. Marshall S. Bond Cynthia Schaefer vs. Gregory Schaefer Layna L. Stiles vs. John Scott Stiles Karen Ortega vs. Frank Ortega

Dissolution

Lorionna Brehm vs. Sean Tyler Brehm Michael D. Brooks vs. Connie F. Brooks Bradley R. Everman vs. Sandra Lea Everman Kenneth K. Jones vs. Angela M. Jones Ashley Paolini vs. Jonathan S. Yeary

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Jesse Michael Rogers, 19, burglary, grand theft of a firearm, theft of drugs, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Melissa S. Wilson, 39, theft, identity fraud, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nyle Noel Collins, 45, robbery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Melvin Joseph Kiser, 25, robbery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Marie Delgadillo, 26, at large, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Gary M. Montesi, 39, 9604 Waterford Place Suite 206, Loveland, theft, Union Township Police Department. Steven Wayne Sheangshang, 32, 530 1/2 Mt. Leigh Road, Seaman, Ohio, burglary, theft, Union Township Police Department.

David R. Johnson, 47, 3915 S. Madison Ave., Cincinnati, theft from an elderly person, Union Township Police Department. George M. McKenzie, 18, aggravated robbery, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department.

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www.RinksBingo.com

10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!

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Community Journal

January 20, 2010

FURNITURE SOLUTIONS Your Super Store 513-231-9400 Milford, OH 989 Lila Ave. Milford, OH 45150

LARGEST SELECTION of SAUDER in the TRI-STATE

www.furnituresolutionsinc.net SAVE $40

DVD CD STORAGE TOWER BLACK OR MISSION CHERRY FACTORY CLEARANCE

$13.88

3 PIECE SET

TV CREDENZA

TV CREDENZA

$129.95

$179.95

CAROLINA OAK 45 3/4” WIDE SALE

CAROLINA OAK 59 5/8” WIDE SALE

SAVE $30

SAUDER WORKBENCH SET

TV CREDENZA

INCLUDES LIGHTED HUTCH PEGBOARD, POWER STRIP, 2 BASE CABINETS 3 PIECE SET

ESTATE BLACK 58 7/8” WIDE

STORAGE CABINET

QUEEN OR FULL HEADBOARD

$159.95

SALE

$79.95

CLEARANCE

FACTORY SPECIAL

$349.95

HARVEST CHERRY

OAK

$49.95

MATTRESS CLEARANCE SALE!! CLEARANCE ON ALL FLOOR MODELS ALL MATTRESSES DISCOUNTED

TWIN INTERSPRING STARTING AT $69.95 CLEARANCE CORNER

CLEARANCE CORNER

CLEARANCE CORNER YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS DEAL!!!!

TV ARMOIRES

5 TO CHOOSE FROM • WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

GRANITE TOP TABLE

67 1/4” WIDE, 17 1/4 DEEP, 40” HIGH CHERRY AND BLACK LIST

COMPUTER DESK

$999.99

CLASSIC CHERRY FINISH 47 1/2” WIDE

CLEARANCE

YOUR CHOICE $349.95

CLEARANCE

$139.95

$299.95

COMPARE AT

$379.99

SHOWN OPEN

FILE CABINET

LOUVERED DRAWER FRONTS ANTIQUED WHITE OR BLACK FULL EXTENSION DRAWERS FULLY ASSEMBLED

SOFA TABLE WITH STORAGE

$249.95

$199.95

$129.95

$129.95

$129.95

$69.95

$39.95

CLEARANCE

MATCHING END TABLE

WOOD AND METAL

STORAGE, WOOD AND METAL

LIST

LIST

CLEARANCE

CLEARANCE

ALL WOOD ROUND END TABLE LIGHT CHERRY FINISH LIST

CLEARANCE


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