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West Clermont finalizes May levy

The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education voted Monday to move forward with placing a levy on the May ballot. If voters approve the issue, the 7.9-mill levy would raise about $10.9 million annually and expire in 10 years. District Treasurer Alana Cropper said the estimated cost per $100,000 of home value would be about $242 annually. For the full story, visit www.

New Richmond wrestlers roar

With five regular season meets left in the 2010-2011 season, the New Richmond High School wrestling squad finds itself ranked No. 3 in the Enquirer’s Division II-III coaches’ poll. New Richmond’s Cory English (top) tries to takes down an opponent during the Madeira Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Jan. 7. FULL STORY, A5

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Union Township priorities set By Kellie Geist-May

As 2011 gets under way, the Union Township trustees are looking forward to another year of focusing on economic development. All three trustees said economic development is the number one priority for this year. They also are hoping to continue to create jobs, keep an eye on the budget and maintain governmental transparency. “I think 2011 will be all about jobs and bringing more business into Union Township. We want to make Union Township as business-friendly and attractive as possible. We want to send the message to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and northern Tennessee that we are open for business,” Trustee Matt Beamer said. “We have the right mix of amenities and services and our residents are very loyal customers, which I believe gives us a leg up,” he said. Beamer said he also wants to make sure to focus on the township’s revenue and expenses. “We want to keep an eye on the budget ... and make sure we continue to do things in a fiscallyresponsible manner while meeting the needs of our residents,” he said. Trustee Bob McGee agreed that economic development will be an important priority for 2011, especially after the “good year” Union Township had in 2010. He said companies including Jungle Jim’s, Hillandale Family of Communities, Park National Bank, Marshall’s, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Eyemart, AT&T and Muenchen’s Furniture have all either expanded in, opened or made plans to move to Union Township. “We are just all so proud of what we have in the township. There isn’t a lot of development out there and we are getting a fair share of it,” he said. McGee also said he wanted to make sure the township continued to have “open government.” “We have all agreed that we need to continue to be transparent with all of our constituents,” he said. Trustee Tim Donnellon also said economic development would be the focus this year. “Some of the areas in Union Township have deteriorated a little – between Bigg’s and other businesses leaving, so that’s something we need to focus on,” he said. Donnellon also said that while the budget is in good shape, the trustees will be keeping an eye on it throughout the year.


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Holly Hill Elementary School third-grade teacher Vera Edwards works with a group of students on language arts skills and how to phrase questions and answers.

National Underground Railroad Conference to be held in Clermont Co. By Theresa L. Herron

For a list of some of the sites in Clermont County, see page B1.

Clermont County was just one stop on the Underground Railroad and 19 of the sites here are a part of the Network to Freedom program. The program will be the main focus of the annual National Underground Railroad Conference taking place June 15 through June 18 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn & Suites. This year’s theme is Pathways to Freedom: Presenting the Underground Railroad through Education, Interpretation and Heritage Tourism. In 2002, Clermont County had more sites listed on the network than any other community in the country because of Gary Knepp, director of the county’s Underground Railroad Research Project. Having the conference in Clermont County is a “recognition of all the efforts everyone in this community has put together including the community ancestors, the people involved in (the Underground Railroad),” Knepp said. “It shows a recognition of their efforts and how special this county was in this regard. This will showcase the stories.”

Knepp June Creager, Clermont Convention and Visitor’s Bureau director, “is responsible for most of this.” Knepp said. Part of the conference will be an effort to get Clermont County citizens involved, Knepp said. UC Clermont College will be the academic sponsor and officials are working on a couple of activities. Besides the 19 accepted network sites, the county has another 14 abolitionist sites and programs documented, Knepp said. These are stories about those involved in the anti-slave movement. For instance, some people and church congregations were abolitionists, but were not directly

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involved in the Underground Railroad, he said. Knepp has these stories in his book, “Freedom’s Struggle,” which can be found at the Clermont County Public Libraries, Borders or by calling 732-3415. “The conference is a great fit for Clermont County,” said Creager. “We have 33 identified Underground Railroad and abolitionist sites in the county and we invite the conference participants and the entire community to tour the Freedom Trail locations here.” For more information about the Freedom Trail sites in Clermont County, visit and click on Attractions and Events. The annual conference is sponsored by the National Park Service, National Underground Railroad and the Network to Freedom Program (NTF), working in partnership with the visitor’s bureau and a nation-wide planning committee. A news conference and reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, at Holiday Inn to announce conference details.

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Time is running out to enter your dog in the competition to find Clermont County’s best looking dog. The Clermont County Humane Society, the Clermont Auditor’s Office, and the Clermont County commissioners invite dog owners to enter their pet for the honor of becoming the 2011 Poster Pooch of the Clermont County Humane Society. Check out the current entries on the Clermont County Facebook page at aid=257515&id=261220740805. “The contest coincides with dog

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By Kellie Geist-May

Union Township firefighters responded to an apartment complex in Mt. Carmel this weekend after a tenant tried to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol. The call came at around 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, from 505 Old Ohio 74. “The occupant was try-

Two men charged with obstruction of justice in the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Amelia were convicted and sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 18. Dustin Kozerski, 19, and Zachary Maynard, 19, both of 52 Robin Way, Amelia, were arrested Jan. 5 on felony charges of obstruction of justice. They both pleaded no contest before Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Zuk to

By Kellie Geist-May

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ventilate the fire through the window. Deimling said the damage will probably cost about $600. The occupant was transported to University Hospital for burns on his hands. “As far as we’re concerned, this is an accidental fire. The damage will be between the tenant and the landlord,” Deimling said.

reduced charges of misdemeanor obstruction of justice. They each received 180 days suspended jail sentences, two years of court supervision, 40 hours of community service and fines of $100 plus court costs, said Ben Joehnk, court clerk administrator. Amelia Police Chief Jeff Sucher said Kozerski and Maynard lived at the house where a drive-by shooting occurred Oct. 15.

Several bullet holes were found in the home and a car parked in the driveway. No one was injured. Sucher said the investigation indicated the gunshots were not randomly fired, but were targeting individuals in the home. Kozerski and Maynard were charged after they were questioned by police investigating the shooting. Sucher said no one has been arrested for firing the shots.

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ing to self-exterminate bed bugs and was spraying the couch with rubbing alcohol while smoking a cigarette,” Fire Chief Stan Deimling said. Deimling said the occupant, who is not being named at this time, caught the couch on fire – destroying the couch and damaging the carpet. Firefighters also had to

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“Dog license’s only cost $14, if purchased during the annual renewal period that runs through Jan. 31, 2011,” said Geise. “It is the best way to ensure that if you ever get separated there is a happy reunion.” Dog licenses are available at the Clermont County Auditor’s Office, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia; the Clermont County Animal Shelter, 4025 Filager Road; along with a variety of satellite locations across the county. Visit

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Planning and Zoning Director Cory Wright as the CIC executive director. Trustee Matt Beamer will serve as the fifth member. The board voted to authorize Wright to negotiate and procure liability insurance on behalf of the Union Township CIC, to set up the necessary accounts and to accept and transfer property as it pertains to the Jungle Jim’s project, said Township Administrator

Ken Geis. The board also voted to allow Campbell to accept, transfer and disburse funds. The Union Township trustees created the CIC in December primarily to handle the transactions and building lease pertaining to Jungle Jim’s and the Bigg’s Place Mall. The CIC also will be able to facilitate other economic development projects in the township.


January 26, 2011

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BRIEFLY BATAVIA – The Batavia school board has scheduled a special meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, to consider placing an operating levy on the May 3 ballot. The meeting will be at Batavia High School, 1 Bulldog Place. The board Jan. 10 voted to ask the Clermont County Auditor to provide the amount of taxes to be raised by possible levies of 4.9 mills, 5.9 mills and 6.9 mills.

Henning is chair

WILLIAMSBURG TWP. – At the annual Williamsburg Township trustees’ organizational meeting the trustees named Bari Henning as the chairman of the board, Gary Jordan as vice chair and Guy Bainum as trustee. The trustees’ meetings will continue to be held at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the township hall, 4025 Alexander Lane.

Garage fire

BATAVIA TWP. – A garage was damaged by a fire Friday, Jan. 14. Chief Kevin Riley said units of the Central Joint Fire and EMS District were dispatched at 9:02 a.m. to the fire at 4771 Stonelick-Olive Branch Road. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy fire and smoke coming from inside the detached garage. The fire was immediately brought under control, Riley said. The estimated loss to the structure was valued at $22,000. There were no injuries. The preliminary cause of the fire is electrical, but the investigation is continuing. Assisting were firefighters from Union Township, Stonelick Township, Miami Township, Williamsburg Township and the Clermont County Fire Chief’s Fire Investigation Team.

Harmony Hill, 299 S. Third St. in Williamsburg. The Clermont County Historical Society archives will be open for research of Clermont County history. Also at the site is the Lytle Dairy House, the oldest building in Clermont County. The Harmony Hill museum, located at the same site, which features information on Williamsburg and William Lytle (father of Clermont County), also will be open.. There is no admission charge.

History display

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Collaborative of Historical Organizations and the Clermont County commissioners have a joint project on Clermont County history. The commissioners installed a display case in the lobby of the administration building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Each month a different Clermont County historical organization has a display on county history. For the month of January, the Clermont County Historical Society will have a display. In February the Harmony Hill Association will have a Valentines Display. The display is open to the public free of charge during the regular hours of the administration building.

tures, this hardcover book is a glimpse at the past 200 years in Clermont County. Cost is $40.72, which includes tax and shipping. Make checks payable to the Clermont County Historical Society, Box 14, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Visit for more information.

History meeting

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Historical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in Room S143 of UC Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. The program will be about the TriState Warbird Museum It is free and open to the public.

Tea Party meeting

UNION TWP. – The Clermont County Tea Party will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. The guest speaker is Paul Lambert from the central Ohio

History book available

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Historical Society’s new history book is now available. The book features information about townships and villages, steamboats, railroads and interurbans, the Civil War and abolitionists. This is the first countywide history book in 100 years and is indexed. With 80 pages and more than 150 pic-

education advocacy group “” Lambert will discuss “Understanding the Economics of School Funding in Ohio.” The Clermont County Tea Party members are working for Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government, and Free Markets. For details, www.

Bee inspector

CLERMONT COUNTY – The commissioners Jan. 19 reappointed the county apiary inspector. “By law, the county has to have its bee hives inspected,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. Jeff Harris of Clarksville, Ohio, was reappointed for 2011 at the rate of $15 an hour plus reimbursement for mileage. Administrator David Spinney said Harris has been working for the county for a number of years. In 2010, he inspected 71 bee hives and 354 colonies.

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Garden club to meet

WILLIAMSBURG – The Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church. The program for the evening will feature guest speaker Dr. David Russell, field biologist with Miami University, who will speak to the club about “Birds and Plants of Alaska.” The specimen for the evening is to be a potted house plant. The arrangement is to be traditional and vertical interpreting the poem “Snow” with predominate use of the color white. The club has chosen Saturday, July 16, for their 2011 Garden Tour. Founded in 1936, they are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year. New members are welcome. For additional information call 625-2602.

Museum open house

CLERMONT COUNTY – The Clermont County Historical Society museum will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at

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Meeting canceled

AMELIA – The village council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18, was canceled because of the lack of a quorum. Only three of the six council members showed up. Mayor Leroy Ellington said four council members were needed to conduct official business, so the meeting was canceled. Ellington said council members Bob Pollitt and Renee Gerber were sick and council member Tim Rosser was on a scheduled vacation. Any business scheduled for the canceled meeting would be conducted at the next regular meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, Ellington said.

end of January. 2TRG is accepting all electronics – such as computers, televisions, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, mainframes, televisions, printers and telephones – at their facility, 11093 Kenwood Road, Building 7, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information about the free e-waste disposal event, contact 2TRG’s Dave Smith at 761-5333. For additional information about recycling, call the AdamsClermont Solid Waste District at 732-7894.



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January 26, 2011

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Schools set record for food donations

Students at New Richmond schools and their families were in a giving mood this holiday season, donating a record 18,200 canned and non-perishable food items to the district’s annual food drive for the New Richmond Food Pantry. “We helped 192 families Saturday, and could not have done it without NREVSD students and staff,” said Melinda Graser, president of the New Richmond Food Pantry. “More than 350 children are included in those 192 families.” New Richmond High School led the way with a record 11,439 food items. “The high school student council would like to thank everyone for their donations to the food drive,” said NRHS student council adviser Jim Robinson. “In only 13 days, we collected 11,439 items including $1,311.06 in monetary donations.” Terri Flamm’s physical education class set an all-time overall record for a class with 2896 items; John Callebs’ math class collected 2,419; and the special education classes along with the office staff, graduation academy, teacher academy and library collected 2,093 items. A combined effort by the classes of Sue Griffin and Jaime Kipfer

collected 1,895 items. “We had a goal to top our previous record of 6,975 and we easily topped that by over 4,400,” said Robinson. All New Richmond buildings reported donations of more than 1,000 items with Locust Corner Elementary collecting 2,479 items, Monroe Elementary 2,194 items and New Richmond Elementary 1,600. More than 50 volunteers, including present and past students of the New Richmond High School and members of the New Richmond Liars Club, helped deliver, sort and box the food items which were distributed Dec. 18 at the American Legion Hall in New Richmond. “The volunteers filled 210 boxes and what we didn’t give out to the 192 families will go on our shelves for distribution for the rest of the month,” said Graser, who is the building secretary at New Richmond Middle School. “The schools probably contributed 95 percent of the items we will give out this year. A tremendous thank you to everyone.” The New Richmond Food Pantry is in its 30th year. Other pantry officers are Tom Marck, vice president, and Sonia Kroger, treasurer.


New Richmond High School student council president Emily Smiddy (third from right, second row) and vice-president Myla Gordo (front row) are surrounded by volunteers from student council and Deron Shinkle’s advanced drafting class who helped load the record 11,439 food items recently collected for the New Richmond Food Pantry.

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First Honors – Patrick Birrer, Boston Edgar, Mitchell Gentile, Paul Gottenbusch, Corey Pieper and William Smallwood. Second Honors – Austin Bohenek, Spencer

First Honors – Mason Cooper, Anthony Miracco, Kaleb Nypaver and Charles Smallwood. Second Honors – Jevan Dass, Bryan Kimutis, Casey Pieper, John Taylor and Nicholas Wedzikowski.


First Honors – Thomas Sullivan Second Honors – Collin Gorsline and William Hamiter.


First Honors – Austin Grogan and Nickolaus Herweh. Second Honors – Reed Collier, Mourad David, Justin Liggett, Brian MacVeigh, David Schmitt, Brendan Walsh and Andrew Yankosky.


Amber Antoni of New Richmond and Roslyn Seal-Kocsis of Batavia have each earned degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University. Both earned a bachelor of science in nursing.

Dean’s list

• Cory Von Minnie has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at William Penn University. He is from Williamsburg. • Allen E. Haughton Jr. has been named to the 2010 fall term dean’s list at Beloit College. He is from Batavia.


A sign explaining the “Wrapping Clermont Together” purpose was displayed at UC Clermont Dec. 18, as more than 125 families picked up boxes of canned goods, gifts and pet food for the holiday season. Families in the background were served by several members of civic groups who helped organize the event, under the direction of Landmark Baptist Church.

Church, organizations wrap Clermont together Landmark Baptist Church and several civic organizations joined together for “Wrapping Clermont Together,” a family event offering canned goods, toiletries, Christmas gifts and pet food to those in need, at UC Clermont Dec. 18. Families identified by the church were invited to the giftgiving event with holiday music by Redemptive Grace and a free lunch courtesy of the Batavia Rotary Club. Church members offered counseling, financial education and spiritual healing to those in need. Community partners included


St. Thomas More School is proud to announce academic honors and scholarships awarded to the Class of 2011. Front row, from left are: Sarah White, Rachel McGrath, Gabrielle Quesnell, Emily Rivard, Trevor Lynd and Aaron Diemler. Back row, from left are: Max Bartel, Micah Diemler, Jena Molitor, John Wenk and Megan Desrosiers.

St. Thomas More students earn honors Nine students from St. Thomas More earned “Admission with Distinction” as they look to start at a variety of high schools next year. Those students are: Max Bartel, Aaron Diemler, Micah Diemler, Trevor Lynd, Jena Molitor, Gabrielle Quesnell Emily Rivard, John Wenk and Sarah White. The scholarship winners are as

follows: McNicholas High School • Aaron Diemler, 100 percent renewable • Micah Diemler, 100 percent renewable • Gabrielle Quesnell, 50 percent renewable • Max Bartel, 25 percent renewable

St. Xavier High School • Aaron Diemler, one year full scholarship McAuley High School • Rachel McGrath, Catherine McAuley honoree and “Admissions with Distinction” student. Mount Notre Dame • Megan Desrosiers, “Billiart Scholar” and $1,000 scholarship

the Rotary Club of Batavia, UC Clermont College, Landmark Baptist Church, Milford High School DECA, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Eastern Area United Way, Batavia YWCA, Amelia High School National Honor Society, Clermont County Humane Society, Rent-A-Center National Service Center and the Southern Ohio Coonhunters Association. For more information about “Wrapping Clermont Together” call Pastor Brandon Little, Landmark Ministries, at 513-7527751, or e-mail pastor@

New Richmond schools organize David Painter was elected president of the New Richmond Board of Education at the board’s Thursday, Jan. 6 organizational meeting. Sharon Stark was elected vice-president. • Committee appointments for 2011 were: • Legislative Liaison: Sharon Stark, Alternative: Kevin Walriven • Student Achievement Liaison: Ben Bird

• Grant Career Center Board Member: Sharon Stark • Finance and Audit Committee: David Painter and Fred Heflin • Facilities Committee: Kevin Walriven and Ben Bird • Policy Committee: David Painter and Sharon Stark • Curriculum Committee: Ben Bird and Fred Heflin • Personnel Committee: Sharon Stark and Kevin Walriven


The week at Amelia

• The Turpin boys basketball team beat Amelia 60-27, Jan. 15. Amelia’s top-scorer was Kevin Morse with nine points. On Jan. 18, Mariemont beat Amelia 73-40. Tanner Owens led Amelia with 11 points. • The Aiken girls basketball team beat Amelia 44-32, Jan. 18. Amelia’s top-scorer was Kymmy Simon with eight points. • The Turpin boys bowling team beat Amelia 2,5422,353, Jan. 18. Amelia’s Bobby Archibald bowled a 374. • In girls bowling, Amelia beat Turpin 2,066-1,772, Jan. 18. Amelia’s Sarah Flory bowled a 325.

The week at Williamsburg

• The Williamsburg boys basketball team beat West Union 59-42, Jan. 15. Williamsburg’s top-scorer was Kendal Young with 17 points. On Jan. 18, Williamsburg beat White Oak 59-49. Williamsburg’s top-scorers were Matt Richardson, Kendal Young and Elliot Young with 14 points each. • In girls basketball, Williamsburg beat Amelia 5340, Jan. 15. Williamsburg’s top-scorer was Tara Dennis with 24 points. Amelia’s topscorer was Kymmy Simon with 16 points. • In wrestling, Williamsburg placed 11th with a score of 54 in the Charlie Moore Invitational, Jan. 15. Williamsburg’s Smith pinned Badin’s Saey in 2 minutes, 29 seconds.

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Glen Este boys target basketball title

By Scott Springer

Glen Este boys outscore Kings

In terms of boys basketball, the Glen Este Trojans are in uncharted waters. After having four losing seasons out of the last seven (including winning just two in ’07 and three in ’05) the 2011 version of the Trojans are on their horse and in line to snare the Fort Ancient Valley Conference East title. A look at the FAVC records find no mention of a Glen Este league championship in basketball. In just his fourth season, things are looking up for Coach Dave Caldwell and the Trojans. When a lot of Tristate teams sport lineups of spunky 6-footers, Caldwell can throw a lineup on the floor where the shortest guy is 6-2 (and he runs the point). After a Jan. 18 win over Kings, Glen Este stands at 9-2. “We’re a very balanced team,” Caldwell said. “We have three big guys that work for us that go about 6-5, 6-5 and 6-8 (senior Wynton Overcast, senior Shane Seckman and senior Mike Bouley) and some guards that can really put it in the hole from anywhere on the floor (65 junior Alex Fultz, 6-2 senior Corey Goedde).” Of that group, four score in double figures, but none average more than 13 points per game. Caldwell runs an eight-man rotation featuring six seniors, a junior and a sophomore. Glen Este’s playmaker is senior Goedde who averages near 11 points per game and is the FAVC assist leader with nearly six a game.

The following is a submitted game summary. Glen Este 55, Kings 33 – Trailing 2415 with 2:30 left in the first half, Glen Este outscored Kings 32-4 over the next 16 minutes of play on their way to a 55-33 FAVC road win Jan. 18. Corey Goedde ignited the surge, scoring eight points in less than a minute, as GE pulled into a 24-24 tie at the intermission. Excellent defensive play from Anthony Clark and a couple of keys baskets by Wynton Overcast propelled the Trojans to a nine-point lead by early in the fourth quarter, then eight more points from Goedde sparked GE to a 47-28 margin with 2:28 to play. Shane Seckman had kept the Glen Este boat afloat in a slow-paced 11-11 “We moved him from off-guard to point guard this year,” said Caldwell. “He’s scoring a little bit less this year, but he’s a great ballhandler and he’s really racking up the assists. He does a great job of getting into the paint. Having someone like him who can really slice through the defense at any time makes life easy for us.” Especially when he’s dishing off to post players that typically have two to three inches on their opponent. The big target inside is 6-8 Mike Bouley who is the FAVC’s leading shot-blocker and second in the league in rebounds. He’s also in the top five in shooting percentage and in assists. “He’d be in the top five in scoring too if he wasn’t so unselfish,” said Caldwell. “He’s just a really nice player that’s getting looks from a lot of Division II schools, includ-

first quarter, as he scored seven of his 11 points. Mike Bouley, often double and even triple-teamed by the pesky Kings defense, added nine points, 11 rebounds, and four assists, as well as six blocked shots to lead the defensive effort. Goedde led the scoring with 21 points, including three treys, and also pulled down six boards for GE. Alec Scardina, who would possibly lead the city in points per minute played, should there be such a stat, again added the final bucket for the Trojans. Glen Este, also won the JV game, 5439, and reaches the halfway point in FAVC league play tied with Milford for first place with a 7-1 record. ing NKU.” Caldwell serves as his own big man coach, but has some assistance from his junior varsity coach, who also happens to be his brother. Ryan Caldwell is remembered by some as one of Xavier University’s fan favorite “walk-ons.” Ryan also played at McNicholas and Dave assisted there under Rocket legend Jerry Doerger. Can he match Doerger’s legendary “intensity”? “Never...never,” said Caldwell, after a brief chuckle. With Dave Caldwell’s Trojan talent, it’s doubtful that his blood pressure needs to reach “Doerger” levels. In addition to his talented upperclassmen, he has sophomore Austin Rieck to throw in as a “change-up.” Caldwell likes the dynamic Rieck brings to his starters. “He’s a real slasher – long and

fast,” said Caldwell. “He’s about 62 and has long arms. He does a great job of getting to the basket. If you look at our older guys and how good they are, if I was an opposing coach, I’d be like, ‘Man, we’ve got to deal with this guy too?’” Most haven’t fared so well. Glen Este had an early season loss to St. Xavier, and then FAVC rival Milford torched the Trojans in a road game by 13. Caldwell points to the Eagles as the team to get by in the FAVC East. However, league realignment has led to some parity and some difficult challenges for a lot of teams. “Milford’s a lot like us,” said Caldwell. “They’ve got a bunch of seniors. They’re a little more guardladen than we are. We have some tough match-up problems with them. When we play it comes down to if we execute, they’ve got to deal with our big guys. If we don’t, we’ve got to struggle with their guards.” The next Eagles/Trojans struggle is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 4, at Glen Este. Caldwell’s boys are looking to surpass the 15-win seasons that were recorded in ’06 and just last year (15-5). That will more than put Dave Caldwell over the .500 mark as Glen Este coach and will effectively “right the ship” he took over. In the last two seasons alone, he’s already recorded more victories than the Trojans had from ’07-’09. “Our kids really are self-motivated and work real hard on their own to improve their game,” said Caldwell, deflecting the credit. “We’ve got a very deep and quality group of players and it makes it pretty easy on us.”

The week at Glen Este

• In boys swimming, Glen Este placed 24th with a score of 2 in the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. • In girls bowling, Glen Este beat Turpin 2,562-1,815, Jan. 17. Glen Este’s Haley Vogelsang bowled a 414. On Jan. 19, Glen Este beat Amelia 2,508-1,924. Glen Este’s Leslie Campbell bowled a 436. Amelia’s Sarah Flory bowed a 367. • In boys bowling, Glen Este beat Amelia 2,913-2,521, Jan. 19. Glen Este’s Nathan Franz bowled a 443. Amelia’s Austin Davidson bowled a 427. BRANDON SEVERN/CONTRIBUTOR

The week at McNicholas

• The McNicholas girls basketball team beat Turpin 43-34, Jan. 15. McNick’s topscorer was Stephanie Krusling with 11 points. • In boys bowling, McNicholas placed eighth in the Greater Catholic League Tournament, Jan. 17. • In girls bowling, McNicholas placed fourth with a score of 2,679 in the GGCL Bowling Tournament, Jan. 17. McNick’s Sarah Berning bowled a 505. • The boys basketball team lost 42-30 to Fenwick, Jan. 18. Drew Hall led McNick with 15 points.

SIDELINES CNEAA sports signups

The Clermont Northeastern Athletic Association spring sports sign-ups for baseball, softball and soccer – in additional to early registration for football and cheerleading – will be 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26; and Tuesday, Feb. 1; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 29, at the CNE Middle School building. Baseball: Tony Estep (546-8325) or Valerie Young (266-1483) Softball: Dan Ward (735-0477), Mike Freeman (724-9072) Carl Hoerth (625-2275) Soccer: Debbie Burns (625-1588) Cheerleading: Susan Purcell (4443252), Gwen Guthrie (732-1498). No football contact was listed.

New Richmond’s Cory English (top) tries to take down an opponent during the Madeira Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Jan. 8. English advanced to the semifinals of the 152-pound weight class during the event.

New Richmond wrestlers roar to success NICK DUDUKOVICH/STAFF

Hold on tight

Through Jan. 14, the Williamsburg High School girls basketball team has won five of its last six games, to bring the squad’s record to 6-5. Heidi Mcmanus (right) is second on the squad, with 10.3 points per contest this season.

Glen Este girls top Loveland by 20 The following is a submitted game summary.

Girls basketball

Glen ESTE 64, Loveland 44 – Glen Este, with the help of Jackie Young’s five points, jumped out to a 17-5 first quarter lead and went on to a 64-44 win over the Loveland Tigers Wednesday night, snapping a three game losing streak and improving their record to 8-5 on the season. Katie Gaskill scored eight of her 14 points in the second period, then Hannah Carson hit her third and fourth treys of the night to lead the way in the third stanza, as GE stretched their margin to 44-27. Senior point guard Lakin Louiso took over in the final quarter, scoring

11 of her game-high 19 points, while Jesse Brenes added five to finish with a total of eight. Sydney Strohmeyer with four and Kelley Benhase's two rounded out the GE scoring, while Gaskill chipped in with eleven rebounds, along with three assists and three blocked shots. GE hit 50 percent of their 3point attempts, connecting on 10 of 20. Kenzie Hall recorded a doubledouble in the JV game with 14 points and a dozen rebounds as Glen Este registered a 41-25 win over Loveland. Ashley Keith added eight, Madi Velton six, Jessie Goedde and Kayla Gregory four each, as the Trojans improved their record to 8-4 for the season.

By Nick Dudukovich

With five regular season meets left in the 2010-2011 season, the New Richmond High School wrestling squad finds itself ranked No. 3 in the Enquirer’s Division II-III coaches’ poll. New Richmond’s Cory English (top) tries to takes down an opponent during the Madeira Invitational Wrestling Tournament, Jan. 7. Returning state qualifier Austin Skaggs has proved to be the catalyst for the squad, despite encountering some early season lumps that come with wrestling in a new weight class. Skaggs advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division II state championship tournament last season at 103 pounds. Currently, he is 15-6 at 119 pounds. Lions’ head coach Deron Shinkle said Skaggs is doing a good job of adjusting to his new weight. “There were some grow-


New Richmond’s Ryan Zawacki (bottom) advanced to the semifinals of the Madeira Invitational Wrestling Tournament while competing at 145 pounds, Jan. 8. ing pains (moving up in weight) because it’s a different style of wrestling,” Shinkle said. “But he’s doing well. He’s a real technician as far as takedowns go. He’s strong on his feet and he’s getting the hang of everything right now. Shinkle added that Skaggs could be poised to return to state this March. “He went up there last year and won a match, so he’s got the experience and the technical skills to wrestle at that level,” Shinkle said.

Sophomore J.R. Forsee has also been a major contributor to the Lions’ success. At 285 pounds, Forsee has recorded a 15-4 mark. According to Shinkle, Forsee has improved his takedown skills and is more patient on the mat. “With heavyweights, they get pins or get pinned, but he’s had more matches that have gone the distance,” Shinkle said. The squad also features contributors that have stepped up this season to make New Richmond one of the top teams in the SBAAC. According to Shinkle, Brody Hooks (112), Sam Anderson (130) and Cody Gabelman (125) have all made an impact this winter. As the squad begins to prepare for the postseason, the Lions are taking their ranking in stride. “(Being ranked third) gives the team quite a bit of confidence going into sectionals and districts...but we are just taking it one week at a time,” Shinkle said.



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Time for tuition

It is so sad that the state of Ohio is cutting schools 10 to 20 percent. It is also sad Duke Energy doesn’t care about kid’s education also. But it is time for West Clermont to become financially solvent and not at the expense of property or business owners. We have already paid too much. Schools are no different that any other business. Simply charge a student tuition based on parental income like parochial schools do. In today’s economy nobody has a right to free anything – not even school. It is time the renters in the area help with their own kids. Lee Eyerman Pierce Township

Live within your means

At a time when Clermont County residents are still struggling as a result of plant closings, government is urging lenders to work with homeowners to avoid foreclosure and seniors are struggling to stay in their homes, West Clermont school district has decided to add to their misery. Just 11 months ago, the school district chose to circumvent voters by moving milage, certainly legal but absolutely unethical, which resulted in a tax increase without voter approval. Now they’ve decided they need even more money and are proposing a 7.9mill levy in May, which would increase property taxes even more. I would suggest the school district do what every homeowner

CH@TROOM Do you think political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings in Tucson, Ariz.? Why or why not? “I think there are unstable people in our world now and in the past. They will find any excuse to take down some one or show up armed in some school etc ... They are bipartisan idiots. Granted the political climate and economy have been rampant with problems, but life is rarely easy and for some it appears to be impossible to handle. The main problem with their wielding a gun is they are pointing it in the wrong direction. Go figure!” T.D.T. “I don’t think the rhetoric contributed directly to this particular incident, but the overall tone of guns and targets as a way to settle differences, incites emotions and puts ideas into the heads of unstable radicals. There were three assault arrests made of people who said they were influenced by Glenn Beck. We have to reconsider civility, compromise and a kinder and gentler nation. Agree to disagree as adults, not thugs.” A.T. “This an easy answer for anyone who has paid attention to what happened. The young man’s action suggests he was insane by whatever definition you want to use. His writings, from what I have heard, were not political. He apparently believed that the government was trying to control him through ‘grammar.’ This had nothing to do with today’s political rhetoric, as despicable as it is. D.S. “Vicious partisan rhetoric can create an atmosphere of hatred that makes violence more acceptable to some. It is easier to attack someone you have been led to believe is your enemy. I think it’s

shameful that some politicians and broadcasters will use their national forum to fan the flames of political, cultural or religious hatred, enriching themselves by teaching listeners and viewers to despise other Anerucans who hold opposing beliefs. How sad that Gabrielle Gibbons, who had the courage to speak out against this sort of toxic rhetoric, became the victim of a hater’s gun. D.B. “Movies and books by the ‘America-hating left’ on how to assassinate President Bush were just “artistic views,” while Republican talk on merely enforcing laws on illegal immigration, terrorism and other prominent issues is viewed as “hate speech.” The left is merely using this event for their own, selfish political gain. Thank God we now have a Republican Congress to stop the left’s next move, the first of which would be gun control.” C.J.H. “I do not believe the political rhetoric caused the deadly shootings. The shooter caused the shooting. Not the gun, not the politics, just the shooter. As a society we either refuse to or can’t accept that any one person can be so evil. Rather than put the blame where it belongs, we look for excuses. No excuses. My heart goes out to everyone involved, except the shooter. I simply do not feel sorry for him. “ D.U. “No! This is a case of a maniac needing professional medical intervention. Classmates and teachers could have been more cognizant to his problems and reported him to the authorities. There is nothing political about it. Summary: this guy is a nut; a time bomb waiting to go off.” J.E.T.

Next questions Which roads in your community are most in need of repair? What grade would you give President Barack Obama for his first two years in office? Do you plan to vote for him in 2012? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via email. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line.

has had to do ... make do with less. Hopefully, the voters will agree. Dawn Harsley Union Township

Stop spending, start cutting

Just when I was worried that the residents of West Clermont would follow behind the banner of Jo Ann Beamer again, I was relieved to read the responses of area residents in last week’s paper. I am so tired of being subject to the conniving of Jo Ann Beamer and other members of the school board. I am ecstatic that Doug Young did his job representing the residents of this school district and rejecting this levy. Just where exactly do the other members of the school board think

the residents of West Clermont are going to get the money for this asinine levy? Even more so, the fact that, without so much as a public vote, the board moved millage so that they could compensate their woeful use of money. Well, the taxpayers notice things like their mortgage payments going up, Ms. Beamer. And other residents of the district notice when their property tax statements show a higher balance. Stop spending and start cutting. And if this is a sign that you and other members of the school board are willing to do neither, then you will not be re-elected. That’s what really moving forward is all about. Chelsea Moeller Amelia


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Police fund meant to last at least 10 years Mr. Hartman’s recent editorial attacked the Pierce Township Police Department budget. However, he neglected to provide the history behind the figures. In 2007, the police fund was nearly broke; without tax levy funds, police services would have to be slashed and eventually eliminated. I gave my word to the citizens of Pierce Township that I would make this levy last a minimum of 10 years. The difference is, when I give my word, I actually intend to keep that pledge. I prepared a workable 10year budget – and this was before the real estate bubble burst and the stock market crashed, contributing to nationwide fiscal emergencies in local governments. Mr. Hartman’s short-sighted, “budget-for-today” mentality fails to consider the fiscal uncertainties of tomorrow, compounded by an unstable economy. A skilled manager adopts a philosophy of fiscal conservation for long-term viability, particularly during tough economic times. I reduced spending wherever I could responsibly do so, resulting in a budget surplus. Inconsistent with his attack on my policy of fiscal conservation is Mr. Hartman quoting Ronald Reagan’s, “Government does not tax to get the money it needs; govern-

ment always finds a need for the money it gets.” I cannot be accused of manufacturing ways to spend tax dollars; on the contrary, I Pierce have come in Township under budget Police Chief four consecutive James Smith years with the purpose to delay Community asking citizens Press guest for additional columnist tax funds. Unfortunately, this is the same Mr. Hartman that has been investigated by the Pierce Township Police Department and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Is it any wonder he is on the attack? Mr. Hartman paints himself as the taxpayer advocate and savior, but fails to mention repeatedly suing me and the township. He has filed at least 10 lawsuits in the last several years and made over 50 public records requests. Currently, he seeks approximately $250,000 of Pierce Township tax dollars in a lawsuit against me and the police department. Were he truly interested in saving taxpayers’ monies, he

should refrain from causing a constant drain on township resources in his unyielding mission to seek attorney fees. In closing, yes, the Pierce Township police fund is in very good condition, enabling the township to continue providing the excellent police protection residents expect. I have obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, which offset the use of tax dollars. Unfortunately, dark economic days lie ahead; tax revenue derived from Duke Energy will be dramatically reduced. Unlike Mr. Hartman, I have foreseen these issues and planned ahead. I predict Mr. Hartman’s next scheme will be to propose outsourcing the Pierce Township Police Department under the pretext of fiscal necessity. It makes absolutely no sense to outsource a fiscally-responsible department, accused of the crime of having a surplus, in order to save money. Ultimately, this latest failed attempt to discredit me is actually a compliment to my fiscal management. Imagine the audacity to come in under budget four consecutive years, thereby saving the taxpayers money. James Smith is the Pierce Township police chief.

Schmidt becoming a Tea Party favorite The Tea Party Movement has been careful about openly praising elected officials. You see, conservative values run deep in the Tea Party. Those values can be seen in the movement’s three core principles: Limited Government, Fiscal Responsibility and Free Markets. Our movement wants Reaganstyle conservatives in office. There aren’t many of those out there, so there hasn’t been much praise from us. Tea Party members are also careful about giving praise because we’ve been burned by socalled Conservative Republicans before. To quote Ronald Reagan, we will, “Trust, but verify.” We’ll trust an office holder to a point, but you better believe we’ll verify your claim to be conservative by watching you closely. We won’t get burned again. So, it’s a big deal to hear praise coming from the Tea Party ranks. I just wanted to make that clear before continuing on to commend Congresswoman Jean Schmidt for her votes in December. She consistently voted conservative in the face of a liberal agenda during the Lame Duck Session of the 111th Congress. We in the Tea Party want to say thanks, and keep it up. Schmidt voted “No” on the

Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which effectively ended the ban for gays serving in the military. Those opposed to this bill stated that openly Bob Turner serving gays Community would create a Press guest morale problem the military columnist in services, and work against unit cohesion, which is vitally important in the armed forces. On issues that would grow federal power, she voted “no” on the Seniors Protection Act, the Mine Safety Act, the DREAM Act, and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. On spending issues, Jean voted “no” on the 2009-2010 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, the Amending the Estate Tax Bill, the Employment, Infrastructure and Transportation Appropriations Bill, Aiding Those Facing Foreclosure Act, the Continuing Appropriations Bill, the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the Temporary Extension of Tax Relief. The extension of the Bush tax cuts for two years, while extend-

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ing unemployment insurance for 13 months, must have proved especially difficult. On the surface, a vote to continue those cuts sounded like a good idea, and a popular choice. However, the fact that the tax cuts were not permanent caused 36 Republicans to vote “no” on principle, Schmidt among them. These same Republicans were also concerned that the unemployment extensions were unpaid, and would simply add to the deficit. Another difficult vote was the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. This bill was designed to provide free medical treatment and compensation to first responders of the 9/11 attacks. It sounds nice, but those opposed cited the $4.2 billion price tag as a staggering amount of money allocated for such a limited number of people. While the liberal agenda during the Lame Duck Session was productive for Liberals, I’m proud to say that Conservatives held their ground, and voted based on Conservative principles. That our Congresswoman Jean Schmidt was among them should be something in which we all take pride. Robert Turner has been a resident of Miami Township since 1998, and is also a local Tea Party leader.



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Underground Railroad and left shortly after the meeting to find Wigglesworth. The only thing left today is the cemetery.


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The Charles B. Huber farm, used to sit in the area where Croswell Bus Tours is today at the corner of Ohio 276 and Tollgate Road in Williamsburg. Known as “Boss” Huber, he was publicly a part of the Underground Railroad and it is believed he helped between 300 and 500 slaves escape.

2. New Richmond Waterfront The New Richmond waterfront, during the mid 1800s, was a thriving wharf and commercial trade center. Leroy Lee was a slave in Northern Kentucky who escaped, but was captured in Cincinnati in the fall of 1862. He was brought to New Richmond for his return trip to Kentucky. Citizens surrounded the slave hunters and rescued Lee at gunpoint. Later, Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in the Civil War. He returned to New Richmond after the war to live out his life. The waterfront also is known for the story of two

slaves named Jim and Joe. Joe lived near Louisville and had a bad owner. Jim was Joe’s friend who had a good owner who let him visit his parents living in New Richmond. Somehow, Jim was able to grab Joe, pack him in a shipping crate and take him to New Richmond. Once there, Joe was taken to Levi Coffin, also known as the “president” of the Underground Railroad, who helped him escape to Canada.

3. Robert Fee home site Robert Fee’s home was in Moscow. Fee is the man who searched for Fanny Wigglesworth of Washington Township, a free black woman, and her children after they were kidnapped to be sold into slavery. Fee found Wigglesworth, but was nearly tarred and feathered by townspeople and narrowly escaped with his life. Fee was indicted in Pendelton County, Ky., for Negro




The Will Sleet home site stood at 111 Harrison St. near the water tower in Felicity. Sleet was a black conductor who helped an escaped slave named Peter Stokes. Stokes made it to Canada in the fall of 1858. He escaped from a family who kept an oral history about losing him. The details of this story are almost the same as the story Stokes told about escaping, where he named Sleet as his conductor.


8. Huber home site stealing. He returned to Moscow and was an Underground Railroad conductor. Stories indicate slave hunters often surrounded Fee’s home with torches. He and his family slept with loaded guns by their beds. The Fee house no longer stands, but Moscow officials have turned the land into a park.

Fee, his sister Nancy married L.T. Pease of Williamsburg who was a conductor, and shackles were found in the basement of the house. The house never had an actual story or event associated with it.

4. Thomas Fee home

The Calvary Methodist Church stood on Ohio 756 in Washington Township. It was the site of a meeting Oct. 30, 1842, where members protested the kidnapping of freed slave Fanny Wigglesworth and her children. Her home was on the other side of the church. It is believed this is when Robert Fee got involved in the

The Thomas Fee house, which still stands nearby in Moscow, was not accepted into the network. The story of Thomas Fee helping slaves are based on oral histories and traditions. It’s all circumstantial, even though he is a brother to Robert

5. Calvary Methodist Church

10. Felicity Wesleyan Church

Felicity Wesleyan Church members were active in the Underground Railroad. Eight members are clearly 6. Sugar Tree identified as belonging to Wesleyan Church the railroad. Wesleyans against The Sugar Tree Wesleyan were outspoken slavery. They broke away Church and Cemetery stood on Crane Schoolhouse Road from the Methodist church in Tate Township. It was primarily on the anti-slavchosen for the network ery issue. because it was a “very radical” anti-slavery church. Six members were involved in the Underground Railroad 11. Thompson and one is buried in the cemetery, Isaac Brown, home site whose gravestone still Dr. William E. Thompson exists. This site was submit- home site is at 221 E. Plane ted for the first round of St. in Bethel. Thompson selections, but didn’t make acted as a guide who took it. It was resubmitted with slaves from Bethel to the more information. Gerrad Clover area of Williamsburg. Pollycarp Riley was a pastor He was known to shoot at the church and a chaplain blood hounds used to track in the volunteer army. He slaves. He and the Rev. Silas worked with “contraband,” Chase M.D. attempted to which meant runaway talk a young slave girl into slaves. During the Civil War, escaping her master, who he commanded a black regi- was visiting someone in ment and recruited more Bethel, but the girl was too than 180 black soldiers. scared. He was still practicWhile in Virginia, he rescued ing medicine at the age of orphaned black children by 105 and was the oldest taking them from cruel slave practicing doctor in the masters. country at that time.

7. Will Sleet home site


1. Huber farm


This is a portion of the information provided by Gary Knepp, director of the Clermont County Underground Railroad Research Project about the sites identified. Art was provided by the Clermont County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the agency responsible for the Clermont County Underground Railroad Project. The Clermont County Underground Railroad Public Education Program involves Knepp visiting community organizations, schools and historical societies to speak about the Underground Railroad and Anti-Slavery movement. The Clermont County Trail Tour is a guided tour given by Knepp at various times throughout the year. Pamphlets about the Freedom Trail can be picked up at the visitor’s bureau. For a complete list of sites, go to and click on Attractions and Events




Nineteen sites and two programs are part of the Network to Freedom, a national program to preserve the history of the Underground Railroad




Charles B. Huber home site, 160 Gay St. in Williamsburg. Huber, known as “Boss” Huber, was publicly a part of the Underground Railroad and it is believed he helped between 300 and 500 slaves escape. Huber hired guards for his home and sent the slaves to the hay barn on his farm.

9. Pease home site Dr. L.T. Pease home site is 180 Gay St. in Williamsburg. Pease took over as conductor when Huber died. He was married to Nancy Ann Fee, a member of the Fee family in Moscow who participated in the Underground Railroad.

12. Lindale Baptist Church Lindale Baptist Church and Cemetery site is the church of Andrew Coombs, whose teacher was John Rankin of Ripley. Rankin ran a school there and is famous on the Underground Railroad. He was secretary for the area’s anti-slavery society and would house slaves in his home. He used a wagon to take slaves to Levi Coffin in Cincinnati. He owned stores in Lindale and in Cincinnati and used them as cover to get slaves to Coffin. Coombs is buried in the church cemetery.

13. Tate Township Cemetery Tate Township Cemetery, is the final resting place for Dr. Thompson and Benjamin Rice. Rice is known for transporting slaves in a wagon with a false bottom, where he put slaves and covered them with oats.

14. Williamsburg Cemetery Williamsburg Cemetery. Charles Huber, L.T. Pease and Samuel Peterson, an associate conductor, are buried there. Peterson helped take food to runaway slaves. He also took paregoric to slaves, used to keep children from crying.


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Taking Notes, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Original audience interactive dinner theater production. Includes buffet-style dinner. $20. Presented by Performing Live on the Town. 623-3589; Union Township.

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Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave Ages 14 and up. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 4747800. Anderson Township.


Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., 10-week contest including one week of semifinals and one week of finals. Winner of the contest receives $500 cash, second place receives $250, and third place receives $100. Run by Moonlight Entertainment. 248-4444. Milford.


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School Open House, 1-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Road, All teachers present from preschool-grade 8. Tours available. Free. 575-3354. Milford.


Brunch in the Park, 10 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road, Chinese New Year Brunch. Three seating times. Buffet offers more than 25 items, a carving station and an omelet as well as fresh salads, pastries, desserts and other favorites. Special beverages available for $3.50 each. $13.95, $6.95 ages 2-12, free ages 23 months and under. Vehicle permit required. Reservations required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 474-3008; Anderson Township.


Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.


Ohio Driver Intervention Program, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont Recovery Center, 1088 Wasserman Way, State-approved Adult Remedial Driving Program for two-point credit against drivers license. $85. Registration required. 735-8100; Batavia.

Primitive Skills Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Coal Burned Containers. $90, $70 members. With Tom Brown III, founder of the Primitive Arts Collective. Ages 18 and up. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


The Cherry Orchard, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, $10. Tickets required, available online. 232-2772; Anderson Township.


Taking Notes, 7:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, $20. 623-3589; Union Township.



The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions come to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. The performance includes traditional movements and exercises, leaps and maneuvers. Tickets are $31.50, $26.50 and $24.50 for adults, $31.50, $14.25 and $13.25 for ages 60 and older and 2-12. Call 800745-3000 or visit

Experiencing the Grail, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Women spend the day sharing with and learning from members of the international women’s movement called the Grail which includes spiritual search, social transformation, ecological sustainability and the release of women’s creative energy. Includes conversation, music, hands-on activities and multi-media history. $25 includes lunch. Reservations required. 6832340; Loveland. Making of America Seminar, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave., Explore creation of first free nation in modern times. In-depth look at political and economic principles of U.S. Constitution. Dr. Earl Taylor, president of the National Center for Constitutional Studies, speaker. $25. Registration required. 910-5853; Loveland.


The Twisted Brush will present a painting workshop at 6:30 p.m. at Passage Books, 126 Front St., New Richmond. Cost is $45; art supplies included. Registration required, available online at For more information, call 313-9330.


Sonny Moorman Group, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., KC’s Pub, 928 Ohio 28, 248-0358. Milford.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $36 per month. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Bob Cushing, 7 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland.

BUSINESS SEMINARS Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township. EXERCISE CLASSES

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The Cherry Orchard, 7 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Titus Auditorium. Curt Columbus’ adaptation of Anton Chekov’s play, moved from Russia to New England and given a Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) twist. $10. Tickets required, available online. Presented by Anderson Theatre. 232-2772; Anderson Township.

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Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.

Baked Potato Supper, 6 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Includes baked potatoes with loads of toppings, salads, desserts and beverages. Benefits Wernle Boys Home. $5, $3 ages 12 and under. 474-4938; Anderson Township.


Winter Travel Series, 2-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, “Hiking the Appalachian Trail” with Jeff Alt. View scenery and learn about cultural and natural history of places near and far. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.


Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, 7520700; Union Township.


Turkey Shoot, 1-6 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, $3-$5. Presented by VFW Post 6562-Milford. 575-2102; Milford. M O N D A Y, J A N . 3 1


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia.



Matt Snow, 6:30-9:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. Family friendly. 248-4444. Milford.


Evening Nature Knowledge Series, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, What is Sustainability? With Alan Cady, a professor in the Department of Zoology at Miami University. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., LaDonna’s Cafe, 1340 Ohio Pike, 752-1461. Batavia Township.


Herpetology Programs, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium.CNC Members free, $5 nonmember adult, child $1. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. 831-1711; Union Township.

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Painting Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Passage Books, 126 Front St., Includes art supplies. $45. Registration required, available online. Presented by The Twisted Brush. 313-9330; New Richmond.


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. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.


Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 5281622; Mount Carmel.


Open House, 6:30-8 p.m., St. Louis School, 250 N. Broadway, Meet staff, tour school, sample student activities. Registration open to pre-K through grade 8. 732-0636. Owensville. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 3 Winter Feast on Film Series, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, “FRESH.” Meet farmers, thinkers and business people all across America. Ages 18 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


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It’s understandable to doubt God’s love in our hard times expect chores at home in order to e a r n money for v i d e o games. Father Lou p a Gr eonot ds Guntzelman may seem Perspectives harsh at times to their children. Their genuine love for their child’s growth and well-being is only appreciated later on. God’s love is expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, formative, giving, passionate, as well as demanding. Love is not meant only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept the medicine because we trust in the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we

An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me how to love others more.” look for signs of God’s love we expect them to always make us more comfortable? Sometimes they do. At other times they call forth more from us. They chip off pieces of our ego. An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion; I prayed for a better paying job, and instead he gave me an appreciation for the one I have now; I prayed to be loved more intensely, and he taught me

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God allows in our lives. “Why this? Why that?” we ask. Every adverse thing that happens we consider a disaster, a permitted evil, and a sign of an unloving God. Professor Belden Lane of St. Louis University, sees it differently. In his book, “The Solace of Fierce Landscapes,” he states his approach to the perceived evils in his life: “I wouldn’t be satisfied with answers to the problem of evil if I had them. “What I desire most of all is the assurance of God’s love… that won’t let go. In struggling with God, none of us minds losing so long

as we know ourselves to be loved.” Like a child lacking insight, we all struggle with God occasionally about what’s good for us and what’s not. We accuse God of being uncaring when he allows us to be roughed up by life at times. We think we know what’s best for us. Sometimes we do. But only perfect love knows perfectly.



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Does he or doesn’t he? Does God really love us? Love me? We’re told in the scriptures that he does. And sometimes we think so, and sometimes we wonder. Our problem is we’re confused about all the aspects of real love and how they’re expressed. In our understanding of love, it’s not a “many splendored thing,” but rather specific. It’s always romantic, sensual, accompanied by music, roses, and dinners on the town. Hearing that God loves us leads us to expect we’ll soon be living on Easy Street. Televangelists imply that God will heal all sicknesses, give us twice as much money as we donate to them, and take all the problems out of our lives. Many a person’s spiritual life is made worse by this kind of thinking – that God’s love always goes easy on us. Actually his grace wants to gradually transform us. A sculptor, operating on our premise, could never strike the blows which bring out a beautiful statue from a cold block of marble. The marble could complain the sculptor is being too uncaring and harsh – not knowing the final figure he has in mind. Parents, believing only in love’s comfortableness would: not have their child inoculated because it brings tears; enrolled in school because of homesickness;

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It’s a free-for-all: dairy-free, gluten-free dishes I have been getting requests for dairy-free baked goods, and also other requests relating to gluten free substitutions for flour. So today I’m sharing some easy recipes that allow those on restricted diets to enjoy some “lovin’ from the oven.”

Dairy-free dinner rolls

These rolls are dairyfree, cholesterol-free and low-fat. Don’t be squeamish about the ingredients here. Powdered creamer is used by more than a few bakers to achieve a nice-tasting, dairy-free dinner roll. They taste as good as they look. The diabetic exchange is 11⁄2 starch, 1⁄2 fat



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for each roll. You can do this by hand or machine. 1 tables p o o n rapid rise Rita yeast plus Heikenfeld a couple p i n c h e s Rita’s kitchen sugar 2 1⁄ 4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 ⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 shortening 1 ⁄4 cup powdered nondairy creamer 21⁄4 teaspoons salt 5-6 cups bread flour Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dissolve yeast and pinches of sugar in warm water. In a mixing bowl, add

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sugar, shortening, creamer, salt and 5 cups flour. Add yeast and mix well on low speed. Turn to medium and beat until smooth. Add more flour if necessary to make a soft but sticky dough. Either knead it for six to eight minutes by machine or by hand. If doing by hand, turn out on floured surface. Knead until smooth, like a baby’s bottom. Place in bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat top. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn out onto lightly floured surface; divide into 18 to 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a roll. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes. Bake for 12 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Dairy-free cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free and cholesterol free. OK, this has tofu in it but again, try it. You may surprise yourself. From Marian, who loves chocolate chip cookies with a healthy twist. 1 cup unsalted garine 1 cup unrefined sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 1 ⁄4 cup light, firm



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Dairy-free rolls are easy to make.

puréed 1 teaspoon vanilla 13⁄4 cups unbleached flour 1 ⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (opt.) 12 oz. chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350. Beat margarine, sugar and molasses until light and fluffy. Add tofu and vanilla; beat for a minute. Mix flours, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture and mix lightly until blended. Fold in chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake eight to 10 minutes. Don’t overbake.

Gluten-free flour mix

Store this in airtight jar and you’ll have plenty n hand when you need it. Use in place of flour for breading chops, coating meat or to thicken gravy and soup.

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Carol Williams (no, not the Channel 9 news anchor), an Eastside reader needs recipes for two. So if you have some to share, please do. “We’re empty nesters and I have too many leftovers,” she said. 1 cup ricotta cheese ⁄2 cup Parmesan 1 egg 14 oz. pasta sauce with meat 4 no-cook lasagna noodles 11⁄3 cups Mozzarella 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine ricotta, Parmesan and egg. Set aside. Spread 1⁄3 cup sauce in bottom of spayed loaf pan. Top with one noodle. Spread 1 ⁄3 cup sauce to edges. Top with 1⁄3 reserved cheese mixture and 1⁄3 cup Mozzarella. Repeat layers twice, topping with remaining noodle and sauce. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with rest of Mozzarella. Bake about 10 minutes more. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Use regular lasagna noodles and boil just until tender, but not all the way done. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Church members have rescheduled the community carry-in dinner from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the church. The dinner was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan 20. Bring a covered dish to share. Those who attend are asked to bring one item from a collection or something of interest to display for “Show and Tell.” The church is located at 1888 LaurelLindale Road.

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New Richmond Mayor Ramona Carr, left, presented Boy Scout Cody Biehle an award Jan. 11 for the work he did on his Eagle project. Cody planted trees from the village tree nursery in village parks and along village streets. He also built a shelter in the nursery with a board that provides information on trees. In center is council member Rich Mathews.

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Do you know where your birth certificate is? In the past, replacing a lost birth certificate could be a time consuming process, but not anymore. As of Jan. 1, all birth records filed in the state of Ohio are available at the Clermont County General Health District and other health district offices statewide. “Previously, people had to obtain a copy of the birth record from the county where they were born or


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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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

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One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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”




Community Journal


January 26, 2011

BIRTHS | DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128

Clermont Senior Services loses a family member, friend, volunteer We lost a dear friend this week. Richard Tennison was a long-time friend of Clermont Senior Services, and the dear husband of Linda Tennison, a member of our Clermont Senior Services’ family. When I started working at CSS 16 years ago, Linda and Richard were newlyweds. Linda was in her early 50s and Richard was 14 years older. She always joked about marrying an older man. They were so happy together; they really seemed like young newlyweds. Richard was one of the kindest men I ever met. He was an upright man, a person of character and compassion. Linda is the same way, so no wonder they were such a good match. When Linda started working at CSS, she was the leader of a senior center. Later, she became a bereavement facilitator, and still facilitates our widowed and caregiver support groups. A few years ago, she wanted to create a group for men who were caregivers for their wives. Men sometimes are reluctant to express their feelings, so having a man lead the group was a great idea. Richard and Linda had both experienced the devastating loss of a spouse, so Richard seemed to be the right choice. He knew just how the men felt, and the group flourished. Besides “volunteering” to lead the men’s group, Richard drove a van to take Linda’s groups out to dinner or on day trips. He delivered Meals-on-Wheels at one time, too. A couple of years ago, Richard’s health began to fail, so he had to let go of the men’s group. He continued to attend our Bethel Senior Center where he served as a volunteer for many years.

Linda has a delightful sense of humor and an infectious laugh, as well as a gift for encourLinda aging peoEppler ple. It’s no Community wonder the in her Press guest people groups love columnist her so much. A woman said to me once that Linda’s encouragement to her after she lost her husband saved her life. Linda doesn’t just help support groups, she encourages all of us. Whenever a co-worker deals with a loss, Linda is there to support and encourage. A few years ago, I lost three family members in a 14-month period. Linda’s gentle support was so comforting. Linda and Richard have always been active in their church, and their faith has kept them strong in spite of challenges. Linda has dealt with several types of cancer, and has had two heart surgeries; and Richard struggled with Parkinson’s. If you ask Linda how she is, she always says she is blessed. Ironically, she is retiring Jan. 28 after nearly 30 years of service. She plans to continue on a limited basis by leading support groups and serving as our representative in a new outreach program. In the days ahead, Linda’s faith, as well as her family and friends will help her cope with this loss. It won’t be easy, but I can hear Linda say, “I am blessed.” But anyone who has known Linda and Richard knows we are the ones who are blessed. Linda Eppler is the director of Communications and Lifelong Learning at Clermont Senior Services.





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DEATHS Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann Brown, 72, of Monroe Township died Jan. 16. Survived by husband, Bernard Brown; son, Eric L. Brown; daughter, Raejean L. (Eric) Krummich; brother, Robert Brittian; grandson, Marcus; and nieces and nephews, Renee, Jay and Christopher. Services were Jan. 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Cherry Grove died Jan. 12. Survived by children, Amber (Chad) Teague, Cory DePew, Alicia Fitzgerald, Jessica (Mason) and Cpl. Justin (Stephanie) Keely; father, James DePew; siblings, Dan, Sherry, Terri, Julie, Sandy and Wendy; and grandchildren, Cassie, Lyndsay, Amanda, Nathan, Brandon and Ashley. Preceded in death by mother, Maxine DePew. Services were Jan. 17 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Kathleen Hugg

Martha K. Cash

Jacoba Grauwelman

Marilyn Elizabeth Hughes, 62, of Amelia died Jan. 13. Survived by son, Nathan (Sheila) Shank; and sisters, Diana Apgar, Bonnie Shank and Vicky Addington. Services were Jan. 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: SPCA of Cincinnati, Attn.: Development Dept., 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249; or, American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

Martha K. Cash, 73, of Union Township died Jan. 15. Survived by husband, Eugene Cash; son, John Allen Cash; daughter, Deborah Cash; sisters, Darlene Arlinghaus, Charlene Taylor, Peggy Feck and Sue Marshall; and grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Jana, Robert, John and Tara. Preceded in death by brother, Omage Allen Hammond; and grandson, Jeremy. Services were Jan. 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Clarence R. DePew

Clarence R. “Rick” DePew, 56, of

Jacoba Grauwelman, 83, of Pierce Township died Jan. 18. Survived by sons, Michael (Elizabeth) Grauwelman and Rudy Grauwelman; grandchildren, Nathan and Mark Grauwelman; and several nieces, great-nieces and greatnephews. Preceded in death by husband, Frederick Grauwelman. Services were Jan. 21 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Otterbein Benevolence Fund, 580 N. Ohio 741, Lebanon, OH 45036; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Kathleen Hugg, 86, of Amelia died Jan. 15. Survived by daughter, Judy Yeager; grandchildren, Chrissy Coffey and Chuck Yeager Jr.; and greatgrandchildren, Candice and Tony Coffey II and Katie Yeager. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Hugg. Services were Jan. 21 at Evans Funeral Home, Milford.

Marilyn E. Hughes

Vera A. Hust

Vera A. Hust, 86, of Amelia died Dec. 31. Survived by son, Ronald Lohrum; brother, William Lohrum; sisters,

Shirley Plumer and Sondra Hartman; grandchildren, Katherine and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, William Hust; great-grandson, Sean; and siblings, Margie, Gus, Thelma, Martha, Paul, Robert and Roberta. Services were Jan. 5 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45201; or, Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Karen Ann Spier

Karen Ann (nee Trivett) Spier, 45, of Glen Este died Jan. 5. Survived by husband, Douglas Lee Spier; daughters, Shannon Spier and Kristen Spier; mother, Barbara (nee McAfee) Trivett; brother, Donald C. Trivett; and friend, Sheri L. (Needels) Highley. Preceded in death by father, Donald Eugene Trivett. Services were Jan. 8 at Berkeley Memorial Garden, Moncks Corner, S.C. Memorials to: Douglas Spier, 2273 N. Highway 17-A, Bonneau, SC 29431.

Dixie is better than an alarm clock Howdy folks, Last week I wrote about a feller that got a moose down in Kentucky. Well, I guess my hearing aid battery was low, he got an elk not a moose. I wrote about the cedar waxwing birds earlier. I read that a lady has several holly bushes in her yard and they like the berries. After they eat all the berries they leave. I would like to have some holly bushes for them to feed on. We have an alarm clock that is different than a regular clock. It is Dixie. He will start meowing early and keep coming to the bedroom until we get up. The other afternoon I went to the kitchen and saw Summer and Ricochette heading towards the barn along side of the carpenter shop. That is where Summer sleeps at night. Well, Ricochette was about three feet behind Summer, both would stop and look around then walk some more. It took them about four minutes to make the trip from the house to the shop. Cats are so interesting in the things they do. Last Sunday Ruth Ann

and I celebrated 52 years of marriage with a dinner at our daughter Debby and George B o b b y ’ s . Rooks B o b b y ’ s Ole folks had elebrated Fisherman ctheir 57 years Jan. 6. Jan. 13 was our grandsonin-law’s birthday and Jan. 23 is Bobby’s Mom’s birthday. All our family was there along with Brooklyn, our great-granddaughter. Boy is she beautiful and growing. Last Sunday morning I saw the first northern flicker woodpecker at our feeder. This is exciting, this is the only woodpecker to feed on the ground. They prefer ants and berries. The birds seem to like the black oil sunflower seed, the same as the suet block. We will need to get a supply of suet blocks and black oil sunflower seed. The American Goldfinch sure enjoy the thistle seed along with the other small birds. We were talking to some

folks last week and they had a bird feeder by the window. One of their family members is in a wheelchair and really enjoys watching the birds at the feeder. The folks said they had a bird book for the lady. When they get home in the evening, she shows them the different kinds of birds that were at the feeder that day. This helps pass the time for a person who is housebound. I was talking to Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait in Afton. He said some folks went fishing over this last weekend and caught 40 crappie. The biggest size was 10.5 inches. That is a good fish. The Cincinnati Boat, Sports and Travel show has been happening the last two weekends. So if you had cabin fever I hope you gave this show a visit. The boats, fishing tank, golf and all the activities will help with the winter blues. Well, folks, things are changing. The Bethel Building and Loan is now a full bank. As of Jan. 17 they changed the name to Community Savings Bank. Their open house was Jan. 21.

These are fine folks, the same as the other banks in Bethel. The weather report for Thursday is predicting some heavy snow and very cold temperatures, so stock up on vittles. I imagine the stores will be busy. Last Monday, Ruth Ann and I started a job we have been putting off for several years. This was clearing the room of her Aunt Ethel who lived with us for a few years. Ethel was never married. She has been deceased for 13 years now. This brought back memories, she had pictures that we had forgotten about. This was also the case when we cleared out my Mother’s house. She had pictures we didn’t know about the same as Ethel. We need to get some albums for the pictures. We sure miss our folks who have gone to be with the Lord. 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.

Thomas C. Riedy, 49, 1231 Duncan, consumption in vehicle, Jan. 9. Nisarg N. Pathak, 19, 1677 Citadel, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 9. Lindsey R. Pemberton, 21, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 10. Phillip Patton, 29, 4137 Fox Run, driving under influence, open container, Jan. 9. James C. Thomas Jr., 41, 3975 Piccadilly, warrant, Jan. 9. Justin A. Burdine, 22, 4718 Tealtown, criminal damage, Jan. 9. Larry Embry, 36, 1892 Stahl Road, driving under influence, Jan. 8. Dennis Fitzgerald, no age given, 2121 Vine St., warrant service, Jan. 8. Alexander J. Murphy, 26, 2188 Union Chapel, driving under influence, Jan. 8. Ryan E. Petrey, 23, 3170 Cedarstone, driving under influence, drug abuse, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 6. Brendon J. Kirker, 21, 2595 Case Road, recited, Jan. 6. Mark Cassidy, 25, 4579 Timberline, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Jan. 10. Jeffrey A. Snider, 18, 4718 Tealtown, warrant, Jan. 5. Kimberly E. Hahaj, 20, 8449 Jonathon, warrant service, Jan. 5. Dustin Robinson, no age given, 5580 Wildrose, theft, Jan. 5. Donald Schwab, 28, 27 Courthouse Green, warrant service, Jan. 5. Nancy Herr, 42, 4706 Beechwood, drug possession, Jan. 6. Nikolas J. Herr, 19, 4706 Beechwood, warrant service, Jan. 6. Michael Miller, no age given, 3967

Piccadilly, theft, Jan. 6. Nicholas R. Richardson, no age given, 2225 New Linden, driving under suspension, drug instruments, Jan. 5. Korie P. Andrews, 24, 124 Winkler, driving under influence, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 6. Jerry Lee, 44, 4356 Beechmont Drive, warrant service, domestic violence, Jan. 6. Jennifer Brennan, 31, 822 Academy, violation of protection order, obstructing official business, Jan. 5. Jonathan W. Martin, 27, 6553 Ohio 133, warrant service, Jan. 6. Jamie M. Troxell, 27, 110 Paddlewheel, theft, obstructing official business, Dec. 29. Jessica A. Knight, 22, 291 Sherwood, burglary, Jan. 12. Justin R. Krieg, 28, 730 Old Ohio 32, receiving stolen property, Jan. 12. Myron J. Heggood III, 38, 435 Hilltop, complicity to robbery, Jan. 5. Jessie C. Terry, 40, 3937 Fulton Grove, aggravated robbery, Jan. 5. Donald L. Schwab, 28, 27 Courthouse Green, violation of protection order, Jan. 10. Adam F. Jones, 23, warrant service, Jan. 11. David A. McFarland, 32, 4388 Hamilton, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 11. Robert W. Chilton Jr., 22, 151 Newlun Court, warrant service, Jan. 11. Lisa M. Smallwood, 34, 4035 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, warrant service, Jan. 11. Steven F. Garren, 43, 467 Breezy Lane, warrant service, Jan. 11.



Lisa M. Heming, 45, 20 Church St., No. 12, theft, Dec. 22. Amanda I. Case, 21, 217 Main St., domestic violence, Jan. 6. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 7.



Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Windshield wiper, etc. damaged at 14 Lori Lane, Jan. 6. Siding damaged on residence at 33 Hopkins Ave., Jan. 7.

Domestic violence

At Oriole Court, Jan. 6.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 26 Arrowhead Drive, Jan. 7.


No pay for cab fare; $40 at 20 Church St., Jan. 4. Fog lights taken at 21 Sandpiper Court, Jan. 6. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $39.74 at 51 W. Main St., Jan. 6. X-Box games, rifles, etc. taken; $6,684 at 26 Church St. No. 10, Jan. 6. Christmas decorations taken at 1 S. Ridge Drive, Jan. 6. Extension cords taken from truck; $190 at 28 Shady Creek, Jan. 6.



Erika L. Carpenter, 21, 16314 Edgington, warrant, Jan. 2.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

AC unit damaged at 601 W. Main St., Dec. 31.

Female juvenile was reported missing at 100 block of West Charles Street, Jan. 6. Candy taken from United Dairy Farmers; $2 at Main Street, Jan. 5. TV taken; $400 at 847 S. Riverside, Jan. 7.


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Generator taken at 1030 Front St., Dec. 30.


Generator and tools taken from truck at 125 Dickenson St., Dec. 30. Electric cord taken at Skippers Bar & Grill, Dec. 31.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Brandan J. Wilson, 24, 3290 Ohio 132, theft, Jan. 1. Ricky M. Hibbard, 52, lka 473 Roundbottom Road, aggravated menacing, Jan. 2. Melinda S. Davidson, 31, 4207 Eastern Ave., theft, Jan. 2. Bradley M. Nelson, 27, 1851 Rolling Hills, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 4. Ashley N. McCullough, 24, 9001 Airport Road, theft, Jan. 6. Cornelius Hubbard, 23, 2212 Canfield, drug possession, Jan. 8. Kelsey C. Bates, 21, 60 McMillen, drug possession, paraphernalia, Jan. 8. Cinnamin R. Methard, 40, 3771 Merwin Ten Mile, drug possession, paraphernalia, Jan. 8.

John R. Pribble, 44, 1751 Ohio Pike, warrant, Jan. 7.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened with a knife at 1346 Locust Lake, Jan. 2.


Male was assaulted at 3670 Oakwood, Jan. 9.

Breaking and entering

Metal railings and piping taken from vacant home at 629 Old U.S. 52, Jan. 6. Entry made into residence at 1707 W. Concord Road, Jan. 9.


Jewelry taken; $5,550 at 3367 Cole Road, Jan. 5.

Drug paraphernalia

K-9 alert on vehicle during traffic stop at area of Ohio 749 at Cole Road, Jan. 4.

Drug paraphernalia, drug possession

Items found in vehicle by K-9 alert during auto accident at 1000 block of Ohio Pike, Jan. 8. Marijuana, etc. found during response to chimney fire at 3774 Merwin Ten Mile, Jan. 8.


Female was threatened at 364 St. Andrews, Jan. 2.

Rape, assault

Female reported offenses at Old U.S. 52, Jan. 6.


Merchandise taken from Walmart; $93 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 2. AC unit taken; $2,535 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 4.

AC unit taken from Hunters Den Shop; $2,535 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 4. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $57 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 6. Christmas decorations taken at 839 Country Club, Jan. 8. Cellphones taken from vehicles at 1528 Ohio 749, Jan. 9. Gift cards, etc. taken from vehicle at 3782 St. Andrews, Jan. 9.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Kristin Roth, no age given, 500 Old Ohio 74, felonious assault, Dec. 18. Jerome D. Cook, 24, 2636 Fernview, warrant service, Jan. 7. Joseph G. Young, 32, 1446 Verdale, receiving stolen property, Jan. 7. David C. Kelly, 35, 4636 Courtwood, warrant, Jan. 8. Eric W. Janssen, 43, 640 Daniel Court, theft, open container, Jan. 7. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 7. Joshua L. Musselman, 28, 1086 Kensington, domestic violence, Jan. 9. Denise A. Hale, 24, 1086 Kensington, domestic violence, Jan. 9. Ashley A. Smallwood, 20, 895 Ohio Pike No. 3, theft, Jan. 4. Tonia Conn, no age given, 4474 Carriage Court, assault, Jan. 7. Joshua B. Peterson, 24, 4517 Eastwood, driving under influence, Jan. 8. John R. Magevney, 20, 503 Piccadilly, theft, Jan. 8. Zachary R. Williamson, 21, 730 Ohio Pike, warrant, Jan. 7. Leroy P. Brewster, 40, 1023 Matthews Drive, disorderly conduct, Jan. 7.


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