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Union Twp. man to compete on ‘Survivor’ By Forrest Sellers

Representatives for Burgess & Niple used a photo by John Dingo of Dingo Photography & Imaging to create a possible design for Main Street in Batavia. Village council Feb. 4 approved a contract for Burgess & Niple to begin an actual design based on surveying and public input. PROVIDED BY DINGO PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING AND BURGESS & NIPLE

Batavia moves forward on Main Street project By Roxanna Swift

BATAVIA — Village council members Feb. 4 voted to approve a contract for a street modification project. Council members hired the engineering and architectural firm Burgess & Niple to begin the design work. The project would involve rebuilding Second and Fourth streets and modifying Main Street in downtown Batavia. The hope behind the $241,000 contract now is to

have the design complete and and have bid specifications ready by June, said village Administrator Dennis Nichols. “At this point, we’re just voting on the concept of moving forward with the redesign of Main Street, not a particular redesign,” said council member Steve Staton. Burgess & Niple’s cost estimate for the project, including engineering services, is $4.84 million. Of the total, $985,000 would be paid by an Ohio Public Works Commission grant. A

loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission would cover $1.35 million. The village would pay the remaining $2.52 million with 20-year bonds. Engineers now are able to begin surveying and asking for public input for the design. When the design is complete, input from council members and the public still will be needed to approve and move forward with it, he said. If council members approve the design, construction should be complete by May 2014, said Don Bezold, senior civil engi-

neer for Burgess & Niple. “(We should) be all ready for a major bicentennial celebration and a grand introduction to the revitalized downtown Batavia,” Nichols said. Although Burgess & Niple representatives offered some possible concepts, no design has been done, Nichols said. Some possible design concepts include widening sidewalks, adding a median, adding trees to sidewalks and medians and widening sidewalks near See MAIN, Page A2

UNION TWP. — Matt Bischoff will not only be watching the upcoming season of “Survivor” on television, he’ll be competing. Bischoff, a 1992 Anderson High School graduate, will be among the contestants on the CBS reality television program “Survivor: Caramoan - Fans versus Favorites,” which starts Wednesday, Feb. 13. “I’ve been a fan since day one,” said Bischoff, 38, who has been regularly watching the program with his family since the first season. “It’s been a dream of mine to play,” he said. That dream became a reality in 2011 when Bischoff was contacted by “Survivor” representatives after sending in an audition tape. He said he had also applied in 2003. He said since being chosen to participate he changed his diet, eliminated caffeine, began fitness training and started going


Anderson High School graduate Matt Bischoff is a contestant on the reality television show “Survivor: Caramoan - Fans versus Favorites.” PROVIDED

Visitors bureau impoving website By Roxanna Swift

CLERMONT COUNTY — The Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau soon will have a new website. The former site, which was up for about seven years, is under renovation as visitors bureau board members plan a new direction. “We felt it was time to redo (the site),” said county Commissioner David Uible. Under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Chris Smith, members are focusing their efforts on how to better at-

tract visitors. “We’re trying to do a balancing act to continue local support, but emphasize bringing in outside people and outMeagher side dollars to generate new revenue streams,” Smith said. Uible said the bureau hired consultant Mark Faust, who has worked with visitors bureaus in San Francisco, St. Louis and Cincinnati, to help develop a plan and mission statement to guide them. Bureau members are partic-

ularly trying to focus on bringing visitors who will stay in the county one to three days and spend money in the county, Uible Smith said. Smith said members have met with hotel partners to learn what types of activities generate room rentals. The bureau also asked Miami Township Multimedia Coordinator Will Menz to work on the website. In addition to targeting visi-



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tors from outside the county, bureau members are trying to make the new website more user-friendly and include more Uible media, Menz said. Smith said the new website, which is expected to be up by March 1, should have more frequent updates and will incorporate more presentations and photos than before. Bureau members also are exploring other platforms for reaching community members

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and outside visitors. County communications director Annette Meagher recently began promoting the county on the Clermont County Ohio Government Facebook page. “The intent is to make the Facebook page another platform to act as a community bulletin board,” Smith said. “It’s just another way to reach the audience.” Although she is not an active member of the visitors bureau, Meagher regularly attends visitors bureau meetings and offers See WEBSITE, Page A2

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Glen Este student receives full-ride for U of Toledo By Roxanna Swift

UNION TOWNSHIP — A Glen Este football player Feb. 6 signed his letter of commitment wit the University of Toledo that gives him a full-ride scholarship. Outside linebacker Victor Cave, who turned 19 Feb. 11, received an early birthday present when Toledo offered him the scholarship that will cover his tuition, books and living expenses. The Toledo Rockets are a Division I football team in the Mid-American, or “Big Mac” Conference. “Vic has worked very hard as a student and an athlete here,” said Dan Simmons, Glen Este athletic director. Cave, who plans to major in international business, attributes the scholarship to, “a lot of work, a lot of dedication and smart choices.” Some of his smart choices include listening to Rodney Hughes, his sixth-grade teacher at Winton Hills Academy, and listening to his foster mother, Dede Louiso. “She’s my number one,” he said.

Glen Este High School football player Victor Cave Feb. 6 signed his letter of committment to attend the University of Toledo this fall. Cave will receive a full-ride athletic scholarship. From left are members of his foster family: Dede Louiso, Jerdon Louiso, Cave and Robert Louiso. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

When he moved in with the Louiso family of Union Township four years ago, he had a GPA of 1.3. With Dede pushing him to excel, he brought his GPA up to a 3.0. “I went from being barely eligible to eligible

in less than a month,” he said. High grades are not abnormal in the Louiso household, said Cave’s foster father Robert Louiso. Cave’s sister Lakin Louiso is on the honor roll, he said.

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“The expectations were the same for him as for his brother and sister,” Robert said. Although Cave attributes his GPA improvement to Dede, she maintains that he made the improvement himself. “He had a really good foundation to begin with,”

she said. “He just needed some guidance in the right direction.” Cave’s brother, Jerdon Louiso, is largely responsible for him receiving the guidance he needed, Dede said. “Jerdon is the one who said, ‘Why don’t you come live with us?’” she said.


“I need Burgess & Niple to know any design that has bump outs will not get approval,” said council member John Waite. “Any design that has trees in the middle of the street will not get approval.” Staton agreed that bump outs should not be

included in the design. “We have bump outs throughout the village, and the residents just don’t like them,” he said. Bezold said with the time allotted for the design process should allow for revision if council does not like the result.

rides BMX bikes. He is a BMX brand manager and also operates an online site called “RadLikeDad.” He said the social game in “Survivor” may be his greatest strength. “I get along with any type of person,” he said. “I’ll use that to my advantage.” However, he admits like many previous “Survivor” contestants he’ll do whatever it takes to win. “I’m a really nice guy,” he joked before adding, “I’m not going to be afraid to lie, cheat and steal.” Bischoff said his beard, which is one of his most distinguishing characteristics, is part of his look. “People call me ‘The Beard,’” he said.

He also has a tattoo of Hans Langseth, who holds the world record for the longest beard at more than 17 feet. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, 7741 Beechmont Ave., in Anderson Township, will have some of its TVs tuned to the “Survivor” show on Wednesdays with activities from 8-10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds raised at that time will go to a charity selected by Bischoff called the Bleeding Disorder Foundation. Bischoff plans to attend a number of the gatherings. If he wins the cash prize of $1 million, Bischoff, who is a resident of Union Township in Clermont County, said it will go toward his family, which includes two sons ages 4 and 6.

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Jerdon and Cave met and became friends while playing basketball for the Amateur Athletic Union, Cave said. When he noticed Cave was “not acting himself,” Jerdon said he asked what was going on. Cave told him he was having problems at home, prompting Jerdon to invite his friend to move into the Louiso house. Cave and the Louisos had to get used to each other, but ultimately, everyone adjusted, Dede said. “I think that he has been more of a blessing to us than we have (been) to him,” she said. Cave said receiving the scholarship has helped him achieve one of his greatest accomplishments of “proving doubters wrong.” “It’s really great to see someone accomplishing exactly what they set out to do,” said Glen Este head football coach Nick Ayers. “I think he is going to be a serious DI player.” While he hopes to be “as good as” Rockets defensive end T.J. Fatinikun, Dede said receiving an education is his priority at Toledo. “Football is just a vehicle for him to get a better education,” she said.

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input. She said she would like to see collaboration between the county government, the visitors bureau and the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. “Together, with all our resources combined, we can do more than if we are siloed,” she said. One major goal behind collaboration is to be more effective in information sharing, she said. She also hopes to encourage more interaction from the public. By surveying residents and visitors, visitors bureau members can better cater to their audience. “It’s an exciting thing to be involved in,” Uible said.



BRIEFLY Fish fry

The Men’s Club of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Richmond is sponsoring a fish fry every Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, Feb. 15 through Good Friday, March 29, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes deep fried cod, French fries or macaroni and cheese, and cole slaw; baked cod with toss salad and baked potato. Also grilled cheese is available. Eat in or carry out. Homemade dessert and drink included with price of meal. The church is at 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road in New Richmond. Proceeds benefit parish projects.

Veteran meeting

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. All veterans, all wars, are welcome. For more information, visit

Spaghetti dinner

New Richmond — American Legion John Farina Post 550 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the post, 210 Caroline St. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 for this all-youcan-eat dinner that includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drinks and homemade desserts. Proceeds to benefit post activities. Call 5532952 for more information.

Bike map

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments has launched the Flash Bike Map Update Campaign. This effort seeks to partner with individuals and groups who bicycle in Cincinnati to update OKI’s Cincinnati Bike Route Guide map. OKI is asking for comments, ideas and questions involving the current map. It is called a flash campaign because it will only lasts two weeks. The campaign is structured to provide the Cincinnati bicycle community the opportunity to comment on changes along routes, safety issues, detours, etc. All comments will be taken into consideration before finalizing the bike map. The campaign is open until Feb. 17. Visit to participate. An instructional video on the effort is available at http:// Contact Sarah Fry at 513-621-6300, ext. 141, or for more information.

Farm Bureau

Clermont County Farm Bureau will host to a “Family Fun Night of Bowling” at Suburban Bowl, 1991 Front Wheel Drive, Batavia, Sunday, Feb. 17, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Clermont County Farm Bureau members pay $5 for shoes and bowling. All family members under 18 are free. Non-members are invited to become a Farm Bureau member.

Call the Farm Bureau office at 937-378-2212 (toll free 888-378-2212) to make a reservation or for more information.

Library lovers

February is Library Lovers’ Month, a chance for the public to share their love for their library. One way Clermont County Public Library is celebrating is with shareable, online Library LoveNotes. Choose from three Library LoveNotes designs. Version one says, “Love Me, Love My Library.” Version two is fitting for any library fan and includes the message, “Our Love is Overdue.” Version three features Clermont County Public Library’s official mascot, Browser and says, “I Ruff You.” Online links to the Library Love Notes can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, email or anywhere participants would like. To choose and share your favorite design, visit the library’s website at and click the Library Lovers’ Month box on the left side of the screen. Printed versions of the Library Love Notes and children’s coloring sheets also are available at all 10 Clermont County Public Library branches while supplies last.

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Clermont County residents are invited to a presentation about electric choice by Lauren Smalley of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday,

Feb. 20, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Smalley will be discussing how to shop for an electric supplier and answering questions. Residents can bring electric bills to have individual issues addressed.

Man indicted

BATAVIA — A Monroe Township man arrested in a stabbing incident was indicted Feb. 6 by the Clermont County Grand Jury. Samual Thomas Kennell, 23, of 2143 Berry Road was indicted on one count of attempted murder, a felony of the first degree; two counts of felonious assault, felonies of the second degree; and one count of kidnapping, a felony of the second degree. Kennell was arrested Jan. 29 and held on a felonious assault charge involving a stabbing in Monroe Township. The victim, Nathan Hayes, 27, of Monroe Township suffered several wounds to his neck. He was taken to University Hospital and listed in stable condition. Kennell was being held at the Clermont County Jail on $200,000 bond.

Town hall meeting

The results of the recent Clermont County Youth Summit on Suicide Prevention will be discussed at a town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at UC Clermont East, in the second-floor conference room, 1981 James E. Sauls Drive. The meeting is sponsored by the Clermont

County Suicide Prevention Coalition, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, UC Clermont, FAST TRAC and the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board. More than 150 students from all the county high schools attended the event and answered questions about the triggers for suicide in youth, and provided ideas on how to prevent suicide in youth.

Heating help

Clermont Community Services, Inc. in partnership with the Ohio Department of Services Agency will continue to accept applications for the Winter Crisis Program through March 31. Since Nov. 1 the e-Heap department has assisted 1,520 households with their heating source. Income eligible households whose main heating source is threatened with disconnection, has already been disconnected or have a less than a 25 percent supply of bulk fuel may apply for assistance. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the e-Heap staff at 732-2277, option 3. Due to the high volume of calls, you may receive a recording. Leave a message and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

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Teens discuss suicide prevention Youth focused on prevention ideas By Roxanna Blevins

UNION TWP. — About 200 students from Clermont County high schools recently discussed suicide and suicide prevention during a youth summit at Receptions Eastgate. The summit was facilitated by the Clermont County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board and is the second if its kind for the county. A previous summit was held in 2010. The purpose was to get input from teenagers about suicide and to generate ideas for curtailing the problem among youths. “They’re the experts, being teens,” said Lee Ann Watson, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board associate director. Students were selected for the summit based on essays submitted to school counselors explaining why they wanted to take part. “I wanted to participate because I wanted to help with suicide prevention and help other students cope with daily life,” said Goshen High School student Alex Burns. Carly Aselage of Clermont Northeastern said she has known people who have committed suicide. “(I wanted) to learn more about how to stop it and talk to others to prevent it more,” Aselage said. Students formed circles, with 10 students and one facilitator in each group. The facilitators included representatives from Child Focus and UC Clermont nursing and social work students. For about two hours,

students and facilitators discussed questions such as “Why do teens attempt to take their lives?” and “What can be done to help prevent youth suicides?” “It gives the students a voice,” said Deb Clancy, chair of the Clermont County chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “It’s a way for them to step up and want to make a change.” Clancy, who lost her husband to suicide, said when people step up and talk about suicide, it helps others talk about it and not feel ashamed or stigmatized. “Suicidal ideology is normal,” Clancy said. “What’s not normal is when you make a plan for it.” Clancy said bullying and social media are two catalysts contributing to suicide among youths. Both subjects were recurring themes in the student discussions. Counselors, mental health professionals and pastoral counselors were present to talk with students who thought they or someone they know might need help. Students were given an opportunity to share ideas for suicide prevention during an open mic session after the group discussions. Watson said results from the summit will be shared in a community town hall in January. Counselors, mental health professionals and suicide prevention organizations will work with the community to develop an action plan based on the results. For more information, contact the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Federation for Suicide Prevention at 732-7040. For those who think they or someone they know may need help, the Clermont County Crisis Line can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 528-7283.



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NRHS to present ‘Ducks and Lovers’ The New Richmond High School Drama Department will present “Ducks and Lovers” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, in the high school theater. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. The wacky musical/comedy is directed by assistant drama director Errol Selsby and features Nick Gilman as Robert Latore, who has moved away from his gypsy heritage to a Phi Beta Kappa key in college and a highsalaried job in advertising. He wants to make a complete break from gypsy life and marry the boss’ daughter and earn a vice presidency in the firm. But his gypsy family is reluctant to let him go, particularly his mother, Yana, played by Olivia Latham, who believes Robert’s late father has returned in the form of a duck. Nor his would-be gypsy bride, Tonya, played by Audrey Feiler, who was promised to him when they were 11, or Queen Mother Lenya, played by Luke

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Gilday, who announces on her deathbed that Robert is the new gypsy king. The cast is: Nick Gilman, Robert Latore; Olivia Latham,

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Grant Career Center recently named the Second Quarter Top Performers. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY.

Top performers By Pam McKinney

Grant Career Center recently held the Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the second quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program also were announced for the second quarter. Instructors select Top Performers each quarter by using varying objectives ranging from grades, business and industry readiness, special projects, or improvements. Students are recognized for their efforts with a special certificate for their career passport, and a gift card or payment of fees. Students announced as Top Performers for the Second Quarter include: Allied Health Science, Sarah Holman, Harlee McMahan and Danielle Peters. Auto Collision, Thomas Boldman, Gage Skillman, Kyle Puckett and Brian Adams. Automotive Service Tech-

nology, Jessica Marsh, Jeffery Stevens, Zane Cassity and Bryan Simmons. Business and Finance, Lizzy Peace. Carpentry, Christopher Hance, Tyler Boggs, Jeremy Lewis and Angelo Quiles; Cooperative Education, Jake Preston and Sheyenne Sebastian. Cosmetology, Caitlin Senters and Marissa Hall. Culinary Careers, Sierra Weesner, A.J. Signorelli, Spencer Taylor, and Katelyn Campbell. Engineering Design, Taylor Carpenter and Travis Bee. Horticulture, Leah Morrow and Amber Snodgrass; Medical Information Tech, Karey Herrin, Cindy Durham, Ciara Mills and Mariah Norris. Metal Fabrication, Tyler Stevens, Corey Forsee, James Borgerding and Johnathan Shepherd. The Teacher Academy, Erica Jones, B.J. Roa, Craig Hoagland, and Jáe Mosley. As the third quarter begins, program instructors are setting new goals for the students to work toward in hopes of becoming the next Top Performers.


The following students had perfect attendance in the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. Kindergarten: Timothy Blake, Emma Carmean, Maggie Carver, Kaiden Craycraft, Sierra Craycraft, Ayden Holden, Alaina Kellerman, Ryan Welte First grade: Maggie Arno, Jaylynn Brady, Logen Nause, Dakota Pollitt, Colton Siegel, Annabelle Terrell Second grade: Bransen Bunch, Ally Colegate, Abigail Couch, Trent Fields,

Chase Hillard, Madison Payne, Wyatt Richards, James Strink, Reagan Welte Third grade: Isaac Dowers, Logan Gifford, Trent Kellerman, Emma Leppert, Kevin McCalla, Destiny Teepen, Jake Wilson Fourth grade: Connor Bunch, Skyler Carlotta, Evan Clark, Kourtney Fletcher, Autumn Gregory, Amanda Mitchell, Ethan Nesbitt, Brandon Payne, Raiden Sanderson, Chelsea Todd Fifth grade: Hailey Arwine, Lauren Colyer, Chloe Durham, Jaxson Hillard, Codee Newcomb, Alex Steinhaus, Jake Strunk, Ryan Terrell,

Batavia Local School District Superintendent Jill Grubb shakes school board member Karen Royer's hand after giving her a certificate of appreciation. Grubb gave a certificate to each board member, explaining that January is Board Appreciation Month. "I truly thank each and every one of you," she said. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


The following students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-2013 school year. First grade Honors: Elizabeth Bowling Jullianne Royal, Odessa Wilson, Samantha Ackerman, Ella Barnhart, Courtney Dickerson, Elizabeth Hicks, Logen Nause, Avery Neth, Steven Rapp, Jaylynn Brady, Andrew Ellison, Dominic Kinman, Austin Sipple, Madison Speeg, Tyler Wilson, Maggie Arno, Kaleb Barnhart, Kaleb Bogan, Alex Ervin, Dalton Forsee, Lili Jacobs, Hunter Joehnk, Brenna Lakes, Jacob Nunner, Brianna Schwab, Kadence Shoemake, Nathan Steinhaus, Bethany Wilson, Kenslee Ackerman, Jadain Cuevas, Logan Morris, Dillion Frederick, Alyssa Rudisill, Annabelle Terrell Second grade Straight “A” Honor Roll: Megan Ellis, Matthew Fetters, Toby Humphries, Ethan Pelletier, Ryanne Costello, Zach Earley, Kaitlyn Gregory, Cadence Hicks, Emma King, Wyatt Richards, Ashlee Bertram, Bransen Bunch, Randi Bush, Allyson Colegate, Abigail Couch, Ella Durham, Dakota Pierce, Anna Ross Second grade A/B Honor Roll: Kennedy Bradford, Ellie Carter, Kiley Caudill, Ava Czarnecki, Carter Fink, Larry Jones, Logan Middendorf, Carlina TenBrink, Pheobe Tupuola, Hailiy

Weber, Corey Adams, Dalanie Armstrong, Riley Boisseau, Jordan Davidson, Alyssa Drake, Austin Heffner, Elizabeth Holcombe, Bryce Lillie, Nick Patterson, Brooklyn Applegate, Whitney Connor, Trenton Fields, Johnathon Oetzel, Kimmy Smith Third grade Straight “A” Honor Roll: Maddy Ewald, Shayla Harbottle, Ryan Jermer, Maria Pauley, Bryce Powers, Olivia Crawford, Emma Cummins, Logan Gifford, Evan Hall, Levi Kritzwiser, Kevin McCalla, Trinity Wainscott, Lindsey Arwine, Autumn Lovell, Meredith Goff, Ethan Madigan, Ashton Herren, Rachel Rapp, Hayden Hollins, Mason Thomas, Keegen Hopkins, Maggie Ward Third grade A/B Honor Roll: Kiley Bice, Trent Kellerman, Jacob Kendle, Hannah Proud, Ethan Sackrider, Jenna Toft, Jake Wilson, Lydia Wisby, Dana Wise, Annie Baker, Allie Doss, Shawn Drake, Brianna Knox, Hannah Mahaffey, Haili Miller, Sekoia Peters, Ariel Tucker, Robert Wendel, Michael Armacost, Payton Baker, Teddy Conley, Page Fugate, Macie Graves, Samantha List, Kevin (A.J.) Maitlen, Brooklyn Wilson Fourth grade Straight “A” Honor Roll: Evan Clark, Ariana Barnhart, Skyler Carlotta, Autumn Gregory, Alyssa King, Samantha Smith, Paige Fisher, Kirstyn Thomas, Grace Tigert, Cole Wolf, Jacob Dowers, Katie Ervin, Amanda Mitchell,

Marissa Pangallo, Jacob Pauley, Brenna Vining Fourth grade A/B Honor Roll: T.J. Brown, Stevie Coyne, Ciarrah Dulaney, Madison Fawley, Skylar Gries, Courtney Hanley, Austin Pierce, Alexis Travis, Jordan Wilson, Alyssa Carter , Shane Freeman, Taylor Browning, Jocelyn Edmisten, Ethan Nesbitt, Evan Pence, Delilah Butts, Tommy Durham, Andrew Hatter, Braden Kelley, Mayah Maham, Savannah McClung, Josh McKibben, Raiden Sanderson, Logan Vargas Fifth grade Straight “A” Honor Roll: Gavin Barnhart, Lauren Colyer, Libby Connor, Brayden Cummins, Lexi Lindsey , Micah Barnhart, Tommy Barth, Amanda Bush, Madie Dewar, Kara Carpenter, Emily Hart, Sam Heiser, Mikey Smith, Chloe Durham, Daphne Hamilton, Allie Meadors, Jacee Rohne, Bri Sullivan, McKenna Toft, Kara Bailey, Trey Hollins, Shea Madigan, Hunter Mays, Madison Neth, Ethan Powers, Eddie Satterly, Hailey Speeg, Ryan Terrell, Lily Williford, Tori Young Fifth grade A/B Honor Roll: Vanessa Forsee, Josh Light, Alex Steinhaus, Kaitlyn Stropes, Eliya Williams , Rhianna Adams, Mackenzie Browning, Loghan Kelley, Corey Ratliff, Jordan Rolph, Jacob Strunk, Hailey Arwine, Casey Bach, Zach Elliott, Melissa Ewald, Kimmy List, Camille McManus, Austin Rapp, Stephanie Abrams, Arielle Haynes, DeArya Gregory





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Trojans: Good showing at ECC meet By Scott Springer

UNION TWP. — When the Glen Este Trojans won their last league wrestling title, the eventual world champion Cincinnati Reds had yet to report to spring training in 1990. On Feb. 2, coach Jason Roush’s grapplers out-pointed a heavily favored Loveland squad to take the first Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship. The margin was so small (0.5) that an appeal was made on behalf of Loveland. As far as Roush is concerned, Glen Este won, the stats have been posted and pictures taken. “Nobody around here’s been told any different,” Roush said. “There will be a league vote.” Regardless of the outcome, Glen Este put on a stellar performance against one of the top teams in the city. “We weren’t even ranked in the top 10 in the city,” Roush said. “In some polls, Loveland was top 10 in the state. We’ve been runners-up every year I’ve

Glen Este’s wrestling team coached by Jason Roush celebrates their Eastern Cincinnati Conference championship at Loveland Feb. 2. From left: Front, coach Jason Roush, Brandon Hertel, Matthew Kennedy, Gage Branson, Matt Sicurella and Evan Gottis; middle, Owen Reeves, Clayton McCune, Avery Jones, Jason Belcher, Brandon Smith, Nate Stone, Christian Boggess assistant coach Nate Lynch and assistant coach Donnie Wilson; back, assistant coach Tim Berling, Andy Berger, Seth Crissman, Nick Charles, assistant coach Dan Osborne, and assistant coach Mike Felts. THANKS TO JASON ROUSH

been head coach. To finally break through was great for our program and our kids.” It was a proud night for the school and alumni who support

the wrestling program. It also was probably an indication of things to come as both Glen Este and Loveland return many wrestlers next year.

Glen Este sent eight to the ECC finals; all freshmen or sophomores. All four of Roush’s sophomores won titles, including

Gage Branson at 106 pounds, Matt Sicurella at 126, Evan Gottis at 132 and Matt Kennedy at 170. Also triumphant were freshmen Brandon Smith at 120 and Seth Crissman at 285. “It came down to Glen Este and Loveland in the heavyweight finals,” Roush said. Loveland’s starting statequalifying heavyweight, Andrew Alten, was out injured, but it was still a great accomplishment for an above-average sized ninth-grader to pin his replacement. Crissman is 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds and was second in the state as an eighth-grader when he had to cut weight to compete. “It’s a big adjustment wrestling full-grown high school heavyweights, but that’s the second tournament he’s won,” Roush said. The Trojans are stocked for future years and Smith and Crissman could potentially be four-year champions. Of Glen See WRESTLE, Page A7

Glen Este senior Victor Cave signs his letter of intent to play football at Toledo on Feb. 6. From left are Deean Louiso, Jerdon Louiso, Victor Cave and Rob Louiso. Cave was adopted by the Louiso family in the spring of 2009. THANKS TO DAN SIMMONS

Smiles all around

National signing day was Feb. 6 for local student-athletes. The following from the Community Journal Clermont signed a letter of intent to play a college sport.

Mallory Guess of Williamsburg finishes off a nice drive. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Wildcats fall to Cardinals

In their final game of the regular season, the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats lost to Felicity-Franklin 52-34, Feb. 7 at home on senior night.

St. Ursula seniors Kate Elson of Pierce Township and Chrissy Spears of White Oak will continue playing soccer after graduation. Elson will play at George Washington University, while Spears will play with Northern Kentucky.

Corey Elisabeth Bauer is a senior at Amelia High School and has made a commitment to play women’s soccer this fall as the goal keeper for Union College in Barboursville, Ky.



McNicholas High School seniors Abby Jones (Thomas More, softball), Alli Thul (UC, soccer) and Paige Noday (Thomas More, volleyball) took part in a ceremony at the school on Signing Day. THANKS TO ANGIE NOBLE

Becca Chase of Williamsburg dives for a loose ball before it goes out of bounds. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE

Williamsburg’s Sam Clark sails through the air on her way to the hoop. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE

McNicholas men Jacob Lind (Ohio Wesleyan, lacrosse), Patrick Henry (IUPUI, soccer), Thomas Voegele (Dayton, football) and Austin Ernst (Ohio Dominican, football) signed on the dotted line. THANKS TO ANGIE








them, along with 15 rebounds and 10 assists. Gaskill finished with a long arcing 3-pointer for 19 points, Carson added 15 while connecting on 5 of 7 threes, and Brenes closed with one of her trademark driving layups to total 12, just before coach Jeff Click pulled them out to a big ovation with a minute to play. Six underclassmen also scored, Kenzie Hall leading the way with six points, as Glen Este moved to 15-6 on the season and 8-4 in the league, a game ahead of third place Kings. The Trojans travel to Amelia Monday night for their final regular season game, then open tournament play on Thursday vs. Withrow at Lakota East at 7:30.

By Tom Skeen and Scott Springer

Sectional swimming

The sectional swimming and diving meets commenced Feb. 4-9l. The following advanced to districts. » New Richmond: 200yard freestyle, Tyler David; 500-yard freestyle, Tyler David, Kara Burns; boys and girls 200-yard freestyle relay; boys 200yard medley relay; girls 400-yard freestyle relay. » Glen Este: 500 free and 200 IM, Joe Randazzo; 100 breaststroke, Jenny Howell.

Hard work, determination, and commitment from some amazing coaches, players and parents has paid off for the Glen Este kindergarten through first grade Trojans, led by head coach Tommie Miller. For the first time in Glen Este football history, the team had an undefeated, perfect 18-0 record this past season, and were Superbowl champions. From left are: First row, Carson Kinney, Payne Philpot, Austin Randolph, Oscar Baker, Johnathon Hasty, J.J. Miller, Kaden Colwell and Andres Ramirez; second, Evan Wichmann, Treyvon Lawrence, Silas Prewitt, Ben Heile, J.T. Bennett, Evan Clephane, Mason Campbell and Tyler Conley; third, Nicole Gillispie, Riley Wooldridge, Preston Cook, Cameron Strause, Gregory Sears, Travis Lawrence, Nick Colwell, Michael Hibbs and Missy Miller; fourth, Logan Shaw, Kyle Gillispie, Brandon Uhl, Liam Combs, Tristin Duggins, Blake Helton, Landon Toft, Michael Mathews and Amy Hasty; fifth, coaches Sean Hogan, Keith Gillispie, Mike Duggins, Tommie Miller, Rob Bennett, Chad Baker, Andy Prewitt. Not pictured is Austin Hollon. THANKS TO FAITH SMITH



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Ohio Players AAU basketball tryouts will be 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, and Sunday, March 3, at Sands Montessori, 6421 Corbly Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 Boys and girls in grades two through 12 should attend. If you’re unable to attend or have further questions, call James at 513-252-4529 or go to

Este’s starting 14 wrestlers, 12 are underclassmen, two are juniors and there are no seniors. “To win the league title with primarily freshman and sophomores was exciting,” Roush said. Part of the credit for Glen Este’s success is their successful youth feeder program. Many of the current wrestlers have been “in the system” for six years or more. Brett Branson (father of Gage) ran the

Youth sports signups WT Community Park is still accepting signups for youth softball, baseball and T-ball. For additional information, call David Bender or Mike Alsip at 588-0528 or e-mail at

Boys basketball

» Amelia downed Glen Este 74-46 on Feb. 2. Trevor Simon and Garrett Weaver had 17 points. » Batavia held off Clermont Northeastern for a 60-58 victory Feb. 5. Dillon Gilbert had 14 points. The Bulldogs took down Felicity-Franklin 64-49, Feb. 6 behind three players scoring 11 points. Batavia got 15 points from Alex White to help to Bulldogs to a 60-51victory over Blanchester Feb. 8. » Josh Heiden scored 27 points as New Richmond defeated Norwood 63-62, Feb. 5. New Richmond got 19 points from Heiden in a 63-48 victory over Western Brown Feb. 8. » Williamsburg got 18 points from Kendal Young in a 79-49 victory over Felicity-Franklin Feb. 8.

group and it’s now being handled by Ken Dunn. “It’s definitely showing dividends at the high-school level,” Roush said. “The key for us is to keep them wanting to get better and stick it out for four years.” Roush also takes his squad to a team camp for experience with other high school wrestlers each summer. The rewards came to fruition with the ECC championship. “We couldn’t be more proud of our young guys,” Roush said. “We wrestle a tough schedule.”

Girls basketball

» Amelia beat Goshen

New Richmond junior Josie Buckingham shoots over Western Brown’s Taylor Henry (30) and Kylie Garrett (32) in the second period of the Lady Lions’ 56-51 upset victory Feb. 7 at New Richmond. The University of Minnesota verbal commit went for 35 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocks in the win. JOSEPH

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» New Richmond upset Norwood 51-44, Feb. 4. Junior Josie Buckingham dropped 30 points in the victory. The Lady Lions lost to Madeira 50-49, Feb. 5 despite 20 points from Buckingham. Buckingham blew up for 35 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocks as the Lady Lions upset Western Brown 5651, Feb. 7. » Batavia lost to Blanchester 46-34, Feb. 7 despite 13 points from Sam McElfresh.


41-29 on Feb. 2 as Madison Terry had 13 points. On Feb. 7, Amelia got by Bethel-Tate 51-45. Elise Whitesell had 20 points. » Glen Este beat Milford 53-34 on Feb. 2. Jessie Brenes had 17 points. A large and appreciative crowd said goodbye to three four-year varsity seniors at Glen Este Saturday, Feb. 9, as the Trojans clinched second place in ECC play with a convincing 64-47 win over Kings in their final home game on senior night. Katie Gaskill, Hannah Carson and Jessie Brenes responded splendidly, scoring 46 points between


» Amelia was third at the Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division tournament Feb. 2. Senior Andy Clolinger was champion at 106 pounds. Runners-up were sophomore Isaac Shalash at 120, senior Derrick Hopper at 195 and junior Cohen Canter at 285.









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89th Ohio Infantry served with honor

Thomas Doughman saw a Confederate flag bearer advancing towards him as he was serving in the 89th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. “Thinking that now was my chance to get a (flag bearer), I got on my feet right by a small sapling, resting my gun on the sapling and went to firing at the (flag bearer).” As the only Yankee standing, Doughman made himself a target. The Rebs began firing on him. The first musket ball sliced his canteen strap. The second cut through his haversack. Then, an explosive bullet pierced his hip, showering fragments throughout his bowels. Doughman went down and was carried away from the fighting by his comrades. The sun set. Both sides were exhausted. Most of the Union

Army quietly retreated in good order to Chattanooga. The 89th held its position because it never received Gary Knepp its orders to COMMUNITY PRESS withdraw. With GUEST COLUMNIST no ammunition food, or water, its situation was dire. The men heard a large number of troops advancing behind them. Were they reinforcements or the enemy? They attached bayonets and dropped to the ground until they knew. Words were exchanged. It was the enemy. More graybacks came in on their flank. It became apparent that they were surrounded. A volley of shots rang out from their flank. In

the confusion, several men of the 89th escaped. Col. Caleb Carleton was not so fortunate; he “put the spur” to his horse, but was quickly apprehended. Two thirds of the regiment surrendered. The 89th lost 19 men, including Lt. Granville Jackson of Wayne Township, killed in action. Doughman found his way to a cabin and was tended to by a local woman. When he refused to give up his shoes, a Confederate soldier threatened to bash in his head with a rifle butt. The woman stayed the man’s hand and Doughman kept his shoes. He stayed in rebel custody for two weeks before being exchanged. Doughman was taken to a Nashville hospital where he slowly recuperated, although he had to fight gangrene the

rest of his life. Most of the survivors were thrown into Confederate POW camps where they descended into hell. One hundred eight men of the 89th died of dysentery, scurvy and malnutrition, the second highest regimental total of prison deaths in the U.S. Army (15 Clermonters are buried at Andersonville and seven in Danville, Virginia.) A reformed 89th fought its way south with the Army of the Cumberland, seeing action at Missionary Ridge, Keenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, marched with Sherman to the sea and fought in the Carolinas. It suffered one more indignity when its second set of colors was captured by the Confederate cavalry in Georgia. (William Barnes retrieved the colors after the war from a

Confederate living in Alabama.) Despite its chronic bad luck, the 89th served with distinction and honor, marching in the grand Army review in Washington after the war. It mustered out June 13, 1865, at Camp Dennison. William Kerns, an Andersonville survivor, wrote later that he would have volunteered again, “if my going would help mean that America could clasp in her embrace a united people who were free and happy.”

Gary Knepp is the author of a forthcoming history of Clermont County and teaches the Civil War at Clermont College. This is the second of two columns about Clermont County residents who served in the military during the Civil War.

Serving the people of Clermont County Having been a resident of Clermont County for most of my life, it was truly an honor to be chosen by the people to serve as their voice in state government. I know it will be a challenging experience, but I can’t wait to get started and to hear from the people of the district. I’ve been interested in issues and have been involved in politics for decades. That is why I have paid close attention to the state legislature and

recognize the state’s need for sound leadership and common sense. To help others follow the happenings throughout the John Becker COMMUNITY PRESS state, I have published my GUEST COLUMNIST newsletter, “The Becker Report,” for nine years. It is also a great way for me to keep track of all things

public policy-related that occur in Ohio. Our state has experienced some difficult times during the recession - as has most of the country - but under the leadership of Gov. Kasich and the legislature, our state is rebounding. It is my sincere intention to work with members of both parties to continue moving Ohio down a path of economic growth and job creation. Everything hinges on a strong economy, and without it,

it is hard to accomplish anything else. The people of Clermont County have meant a lot to me. It is truly a great place to raise a family, and I know my wife and daughter feel the same way. Frankly, there is no place I would rather live. I want to invite all of you to contact my office to share your ideas, concerns and questions. Your involvement will help me better serve your needs from Columbus.

I want to thank you for entrusting me with this responsibility.

“Greater Cincinnatians don’t enjoy driving 100+ miles north, south or west to find affordable air travel. For the past nearly 30 years it’s been a way of life thanks to the stranglehold of Delta Airlines on CVG. “Competition is a wonderful thing, I welcome Frontier and look forward to the 25mile drive. I wish them success.”

have to cover the whole southern part of the state with windmills to replace Beckjord. Some may say that they send most of the energy from Beckjord out of state, but that doesn’t matter. It still will come off the energy grid. We will face brownouts and black outs in the future by doing things this way. You can’t get the cart before the donkey. “You just have to keep the donkeys from making all the decisions.”

Ohio State Rep. John Becker may be reached by calling (614) 466-8134, e-mailing, or writing to Becker, 77 S. High St., 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. The 65th House District includes Goshen, Miami, Stonelick, Union and Wayne townships, the cities of Milford and Loveland inside Clermont County and the villages of Owensville and Newtonsville.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question: How does Greater Cincinnati Airport’s announcement that a low-cost carrier, Frontier Airlines, will be operating from the airport affect you? Are you more or less likely to fly from CVG as opposed to another regional airport?

“Before retirement, and while working for a major national corporation, I flew every week from CVG. That was when they had four active terminals. Now that I am retired and paying for my own flights, and due to the extreme cost of all flights from CVG I shop and usually fly from one of three other airports. Thanks to web sights like and flight cost from various airports are easily obtained finding them much less expensive then CVG. “Researching Frontier I found that their flights are extremely limited for the future. Frontier does not go South, Southwest or East, where I travel. Sometime in the future when Frontier open their flights nationwide it might help our dying airport. Not until CVG gets a Southwest will cost decrease. Oh, and there is a web sight "parksleepfly" where one can stay a night near just about any airport, free breakfast, leave your car for a week to a month, and get free shuttle service to and from the airport back to your car. Much cheaper then airport parking if you plan on staying for more then a week.” B.K.

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“I have been retired from IBM for 21 years, and have flown out of our airport maybe once or twice since then. So my view is not as important as someone who still flies regularly. “Having said that, however, I have seen media discussion about the concern over Frontier’s initial low rates, which probably will adversely affect Delta Airlines’ operating profits. Some of that discussion speculates that it may even cause Delta to leave, and when Frontier is left without competition it may well raise its rates. “One of the few benefits of getting old is that I don’t have to travel on business any more, so this situation will not affect me directly.” Bill B.

“That depends on the cost of the new carrier’s tickets. So far, by reputation, CVG has been very costly to fly out of compared to Dayton or Indianapolis, mainly due to their low operating and overhead costs of what CVG has. “I have flown out of Dayton in the past for almost one-half to one-third the cost of CVG,


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get onto a plane which takes me to CVG and I make the connecting flight from there. I don’t see the logic of CVG.” O.H.R.

“Frontier will be another source to check on flights and fares. We often fly out of CVG to LA and have in the past found good deals on both Delta and American Airlines. “Delta provides a direct flight on some days where AA usually has one to two stops prior to LA. “Understand that Frontier will have to stop in Denver so this might not be as beneficial in cost as a direct flight. Time and cost will tell and make some future decisions on flight providers.” D.J.

“I’m not a regular airline user, but I am glad to see some competition come to CVG. Frontier’s arrival proves once and for all that Delta was making excessive profits. Sad to say, that’s what most businesses do in the absence of competition.” R.V.

“Frontier coming into CVG is great news! Hope other carriers are soon to follow. Already bought very affordable tickets to go to Denver this summer.” J.R.B.

“I will definitely try to fly from CVG using Frontier. Here’s hoping they can make it!” J.G.


Question: Do you agree or disagree with Duke Energy’s request for a 24 percent increase in electric rates and an 18 percent increase in gas rates when some of the money is expected to be used to move utilities for the streetcar project in Cincinnati? Why or why not ?

“Disagree. What the politicians seem to not understand, is that there are some things that you can do when the economy is going great, but that you should not do when the economy is barely crawling along. This administration seems to believe you can spend your way out of a recession. Pet projects like the streetcar should be put on the back burner in times like these. A good example of this is the way the E.P.A regulations have caused utilities to shut down 200 of the coal-fired power plants ( Beckjord plant in 2015) without first replacing them with other means. I have yet to hear how many windmills and solar panels it will take to replace a coalfired power plant. They are not there yet. Are we going to

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UC Clermont College completed a 17,000 square-foot expansion at UC East that includes a new manufacturing lab, computer-aided design and biology labs and a cyber café. UC East opened in 2010 and offers stateof-the-art classroom space in the repurposed former Ford transmission plant. In two years, the campus has grown to support academic offerings for more than 1,200 students. This growth created a real need for better food service, open computer lab access and more dedicated lab space. Renovation of the space in the Ford connector building began in 2012. This is the building that connects the front building to the rest of the old plant. It offered college officials a perfect footprint to set aside dedicated space for elevated food service, the computer labs, a new manufacturing lab and a spacious biology lab to support the Allied Health programs hosted at UC East. Adding the biology lab eliminates the need to send students back to the main UC Clermont Campus for these courses. The centerpiece of the renovated connector space is the new Konnekt


cyber café, lab

This is the first phase of the Konnekt Cyber Cafe that is being added to the UC East Campus. Later this spring, food service is to begin.

This bio lab has been added to the UC East Campus. THANKS TO MAE HANNA

Cyber Café. “As we designed the space, we came up with the idea of creating a multipurpose café where people could go to ‘connect’ with each other and ‘connect’ to the Internet while grabbing a bite to eat. It was also appropriate that these connections were being made in a space in

the former Ford Connector building,” said Steve Young, assistant dean of Facilities and Technology Services. The Konnekt Cyber Café name was chosen from among many submitted by faculty, staff and students at UC East during the fall semester naming contest.

“We wanted to have a unique spelling for the café name. So we looked at the words, Cyber and Cybernetics, then we went back and looked at the Greek spelling or root of those terms. They are based on the Greek words Kyberre or Kybernan. In keeping with the style of the Greek words, we were

led to the spelling of Konnekt,” said Young. The first phase of the Konnekt Cyber Café at UC East is complete with space for students to socialize, connect wirelessly to the Internet or use the dedicated computers anytime the campus is open. Phase Two will incorporate food service in the spring. The color scheme and photos on the wall pay tribute to the history of those who worked at the former Ford Plant.

“We wanted to design a space that had the feel of a comfortable coffee shop yet still provided a link to the many years of work done there by Ford employees. We know that many students at that campus are there for an entire day and vending level service just doesn’t cut it. Providing food service above and beyond vending was always a goal for the UC East campus,” said Young, For more information, visit

Amelia resident illustrates new children’s book

By Chuck Gibson

One morning, a long time ago, in her backyard garden, Nancy Orlando and her husband found their harvest all gone. While her husband was upset the animals ate up his garden, a book sprouted from within Nancy’s imagination. “A Garden! A Garden!” is her idea of what the animals did that night in her garden. “We went up to harvest and bring the vegetables to the house. There was nothing left,” said Orlando. “I stood there, laughed, and said can you imagine the party they threw out here last night? That’s how the story starts.” This story starts with the rerelease of “A garden! A garden!” and the newest book by Orlando: “Good Grief! Its Winter!” Both books are written by Orlando and illustrated by Debbi Kern. Orlando lives in the Greenhills community of Cincinnati and is also the author of “Everyone’s Child,” a memoir of her life during World War II. Debbi Kern is a retired Amelia Elementary School art teacher who continues to use her art skills as a pet portrait artist. Bringing animals to life with pen and ink artistic detail, Kern, who lives in Amelia, combines her talents with the rhythm and rhyme storytelling style of Orlando to capture the imaginations of young readers. “We like going into schools,” said Kern. “That’s my background. That’s my love.” “When we go to the schools,

The author/illustrator team of Nancy Orlando, seated, and Debbi Kern have published two children’s books “A Garden! A Garden!” and “Good Grief! Its Winter!” CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

This is the cover for “Good Grief! Its Winter” written by Nancy Orlando and illustrated by Debbi Kern. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Debbi tells the kids: ‘This lady has the mind of a writer,’” Orlando said. “When the animals destroyed my garden, I got angry, she wrote a story.”

Orlando says the story actually wrote itself very quickly after she had the idea while she laughed in the garden that morning long ago. “I went down to my computer and the words just came out,” she said. “I did it in rhyme.” “She’s a storyteller,” Kern said. “She’s got more stories than anyone I know.” Orlando calls that her “seesaw” way of doing things. She sent the manuscript out to one publisher who waited over four months before sending it back without comment. She put it in a file cabinet; where it stayed for years. In the meantime, she wrote and published her memoir, “Everyone’s Child.” She went to a church luncheon and wanted to brag a little about her

This is the cover of “A Garden! A Garden!” by the author/illustrator team of Nancy Orlando and Debbi Kern. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

new book. “They passed it around and said ‘Okay, what are you going to do next,” Orlando recalled. “I said ‘I have a children’s story, but I never have found an illustrator to work with.’ I heard a throat-clearing sound from the back of the room.” It was Debbi Kern. They had known one another through the bible study group at church, but Orlando didn’t realize Kern was a retired artist. They forged a friendship and business partnership, which has already resulted in two books and there are more on the way. “It was a perfect fit for me,” said Kern. “My favorite form of art is pen and ink. I really started drawing people’s pets. It came about when I went through breast cancer in 1996.”

During her cancer treatment, friends were all trying to keep Kern busy. One of them asked her to draw a portrait of her dog. It turned into a kind of business for her. “It became my favorite thing to do … retired,” she said. “I’m a pet portrait artist. So Nancy’s story, being all about animals, was perfect for me because I like drawing animals. It was a perfect fit.” In “Good Grief! Its Winter!” the animals try to figure out how to survive in the winter. The use of detailed drawings and true-to-life facts of what real animals would eat in the garden and how they survive real winters make the books a hit with teachers. The animals speaking and interaction when Orlando and Kern go into the schools have made them a hit with the kids. “It’s been great,” Kern said. “Because it is interactive, the kids enjoy it. They’re interested in listening for the responses they get to chime in with. The reactions have been amazing. We’ve been invited back.” Orlando and Kern are already working on a third one about animal moms and babies. Learn more at: Books are available at Cincinnati Nature Center on Tealtown Road in Clermont County. Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, by visiting, or


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 14 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Health / Wellness Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Heart Healthy Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mercy Health Clermont Hospital, 3000 Hospital Drive, Heart-healthy lunch and opportunity to network. Dr. Lynne Wagoner, of Mercy Health: The Heart Institute, discusses women’s heart health, noting how women are different from men. $25, $15 members. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 5765000; Batavia.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day A Sinatra Valentine’s Evening, 5:30-9:30 p.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., Favorite Sinatra songs, All-American fare, casual dining and drink specials. Full bar available. Free admission. 8319888; Milford.

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Share cup of coffee or tea with friends who enjoy watching birds. Ages 21 and up. Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Scouts tap tree, help with sugaring work and sample maple syrup right off evaporator. Need 10 scouts minimum to register. Price varies by number of scouts and chaperons. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Friday, Feb. 15 Business Classes 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. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, 265 Foundry Ave., Fish, fries, coleslaw, dessert, hush puppies and coffee. Carryout available. $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Menu includes fish and shrimp platters, bake fish, fish sandwich, order of shrimp, mac and cheese, French fries, coleslaw and desserts. Free meal given away each night; winners do not have to be present. Benefits veterans in hospital or nursing home. 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Includes fish, shrimp, sides, desserts and drinks. Carryout available. Presented by Men of St. Joseph. 734-4041. Bethel. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken or shrimp dinners and side items. A la cart pricing available. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. Benefits United Methodist Men’s church projects. $11 all-you-can-eat; $9 adults, $4 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout

available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, fries, mac and cheese, baked potato, homemade broccoli cheese or potato soup, slaw, salad or cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carry out. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford.

Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings Wines Across Europe Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Wine specialist: TJ Christie, Cutting Edge Selections. Hors d’oeuvres by Two Chicks Who Cater. Music by Sheila Ritter. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $5. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Anderson Township.

Nature Night Hike, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Practice using senses at night, like nocturnal animal. Evening hike on trails. Meet at bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Batavia. Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Stars Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by Feb. 12. Make a craft and take a tour of the night sky in a traveling indoor planetarium. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. $15. Registration required. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Learn about maple syrup making from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cincinnati Nature Center, Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road in Union Township. Participants will meet at the Sugar House near Krippendorf Lodge and experience the process of producing maple syrup from sap. Cost is free for members, non-members pay daily admission, $8, $6 for seniors and active military, $3 for children age 4 to 12. Call 831-1711 for more information. PROVIDED. 369-6001. Symmes Township.

Music - Benefits Magic Moments and Music, 7-11 p.m., Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road, Vocal ensembles, dramatic reading, classical piano, vocal repertoire and folk guitar, all interspersed with magic. Reception follows. Benefits church music program. $20 family, $10 single. 205-5068; Anderson Township.

Music - Classic Rock Diamond Jim Dews Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., MJ’s on Main, 18 Main St., 697-9705; Milford.

Music - Classical Spring Forward Concert, 3-4 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra with afternoon of classical music, featuring violinist, Leah Anderson, winner of the CCM youth strings competition playing “Gypsy Airs.” In addition, CPO performs “Peter and the Wolf.” Free. Presented by Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. 732-2561; Batavia.

Music - Oldies Elvis, 7-8 p.m., Great Scott, 106 E. Main St., Each week, Jo-El or Jason Griffin take stage as Elvis. Free. 943-4637; Amelia.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $5. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 2374574. Amelia.

Maple Syrup Making, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Sugar House near Krippendorf Lodge. Experience process of producing maple syrup from sap. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Winter Skies Weekend, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Kids and adults can join the naturalist inside the traveling indoor planetarium to learn what objects and constellations are visible this time of year. There also will be hands-on discovery stations. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township. Maple Syrup Open House, 11 a.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, See every step process of turning maple sap into syrup. Meet at park lodge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Owensville. Guided Sugarbush Tours, 10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Interactive sap-collecting maple hike at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Hikes start at sugar house. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Literary - Libraries


The Poison Pen, Noon-2 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Are you writing a killer mystery? Ann Warner, toxicology expert, discusses the basics writers need for credible scenes. All romance writers are welcome. Free. Presented by Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America.

Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Education The Abiding Image: Poetry as Self Discovery with Cathy Smith Bowers, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Workshop for beginning and experienced poets to explore rich sources of creative material that belong to each of us: dreams, family stories and memories both known and unknown to conscious mind. $60, includes lunch. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Exercise Classes

Religious - Community Parents Night Out, 4-9 p.m., Mulberry Wesleyan Church, 949

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Ohio 28, Babysitting for parents to have a night out. For children up to age 10. Free. 831-3218; Milford.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, juice and milk. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. 831-9876. Milford.

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

Lectures Impressions of Cuba: Women, Religion and Culture, 3-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Insight and first-hand impressions of Cuba. Mary Lu shares stories, pictures and information about history, culture, health and education systems and more. Free. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Nature Winter Skies Weekend, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Woodland Mound, Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Recreation Men’s Open Basketball, 6:309:30 p.m., Meadowview Elementary School, 5556 Mount Zion Road, Facilitated by Bruce Brunetti. Men ages 25 and up. $40. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

MONDAY, FEB. 18 Dance Classes Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Learn latest line dances along with some old favorites in high-energy class for adults. $6. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and

Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.


Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia. Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 4-6 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Nature Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Price varies by number of scouts and chaperons. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20 Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Familyfriendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Framing a Mirror with Tile, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home DepotBeechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Training Room. Workshop for women. Create Pinterest-inspired mirror frame using mosaic tiles. Set and grout mosaic tiles. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township. Maple Sugaring Days for Scouts, 4:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Price varies by number of scouts and chaperons. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, $8, $4 sandwich only. Children: $4. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 528-9909. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 734-4041. Bethel. Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, $11 all-youcan-eat; $9 adults, $4 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, $7. 831-9876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia.

Nature Project Feeder Watch, 9-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free: nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711, ext. 125; Union Township.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, $15. Registration required. 752-8539; Anderson Township.



Cherries and chocolate go together this month

“I love you” chocolate covered cherries These are amazingly easy to make and look

Check out photo of grandson, Jack, decorating cake pops he made.

Heart healthy vegetarian red beans and rice When you pair rice with beans, you have a nice, protein filled dish. Try brown rice which is nutritionally better than white. It will take longer to cook, and is absorbed more slowly in your system you feel full longer.

These “I love you” chocolate covered cherries are easy to make and make a good Valentine’s Day gift. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

stunning in a heart shaped box. This recipe is appropriate for Presidents’ Day, too. Remember the story of George Washington admitting to chopping down his Dad’s cherry tree because he couldn’t “tell a lie.” 1 jar l0 oz., maraschino cherries with stems Drain cherries very well for several hours. They must be dry for fondant to adhere. Fast Fondant Not a true fondant, but an easy one. You’ll have fondant leftover. Freeze fondant up to a month. 3 tablespoons butter,

softened 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 2 cups powdered sugar 12 ounces or so melted chocolate

Mix butter and syrup, then mix in powdered sugar. It will look a bit dry but will come together as you knead it smooth. If too soft to handle, chill for 15 minutes. (Mixture can also be made a week ahead and brought to room temperature). Shape 1⁄2 to l teaspoon mixture around each cherry, fitting the fondant closely to the cherry, enclosing

the base of the stem as well. Roll in your palms to smooth fondant. Place on baking sheet and chill until firm. This is necessary for the chocolate to adhere. Melt chocolate. Let cool a bit – chocolate will be still be warm and very liquid. Dip cherry into chocolate. Seal completely or juice could leak out. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Chill until firm. To store: Store in tightly covered container in frig. Bring to room temperature before eating. Cake pops: Recipe on my blog. Fun for kids.

1 generous cup chopped onion 1 generous teaspoon garlic, minced 1-2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder or more to taste 2 cups rice 2 cans, approx. 16 ounces ea., red beans, drained 4 cups low sodium, fat free vegetable or chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste Garnish: Thinly sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes

Film bottom of pan with olive oil. Add everything but beans and broth. Cook over medium heat until garlic smells fragrant. Don’t let onions and garlic get brown. Stir in beans and broth. Cover and lower to a simmer and cook until rice is tender. Tip from Rita’s kitch-

Look to Clermont accepting student applications Clermont County high school juniors have an opportunity to participate in a post-secondary education program designed to sharpen, enhance and develop personal/team leadership skills while providing experiential learning in community subjects such as government, infrastructure, health and human services, safety and justice. The LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership program is housed at The Ohio State University Extension, Clermont County, within the 4-H Youth Development Program. The

LOOK to Clermont 4-H Club is “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.” This club builds a foundation for the development of leadership skills, provides leadership opportunities, instills a lifelong commitment to community service, teaches the history of Clermont County and assists in the retention of youth talent. The program models the LEAD Clermont adult leadership program sponsored by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce that serves leaders from a diverse cross section of the county.

To participate in the LOOK to Clermont program, the participant must be a high school junior going into the 20132014 school year who lives in Clermont County, and has: » A sincere willingness to serve the community. » Participated in school or community activities. » A 3.0 GPA or higher. » Parental permission and support. » A PSEO eligible class load - (optional). » Access to his/her own transportation to and from class sessions.

If interested, have your school guidance counselor contact OSU Extension at 732-7070 by Feb. 15 for more information about this unique program. If you are a private school or home-school student, have your parent contact OSU Extension. LOOK to Clermont has collaborated with The Ohio State University Extension and UC Clermont, which is supported, endorsed, and sponsored, by a number of private sector, public sector, philanthropic, and community service organizations throughout the Clermont

County community.

Submitted by Krista Bradley, office administrative assistant, OSU Extension.

en: Beans are called cancer-licking legumes – high in fiber and protein and low in fat. What about salt? Too much is bad for the heart! Himalayan pink sea salt is my salt of choice. Absolutely pure, sans toxins or any other bad stuff, unlike other salts that we commonly use. Check out my blog for timely info on this pretty and tasty salt. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages! We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor F O R M A L LY N A M E D K I N G ’ S W A Y

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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 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Bryan Price Church: 513-575-5450

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man said. Unfortunately, Willman is correct; a lot of people have fallen for this scam. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission says fake checks are being used in a growing number of fraudulent schemes, including secret shopper scams, foreign lottery scams, check overpayment scams and Internet auction scams. That’s why, even though it cost the scammer nearly $19 for express mail postage in Willman’s case, he can afford to pay it. He sends out lots of these phony checks and, even if only a handful of recipients fall for the scam, he can make a lot of money. Sometimes the phony checks look like legitimate cashier’s checks or postal money orders, but they are

money order for the extra money and send it out.” “The check looked legitimate and real but it just sounded weird,” Willman said. Another sign this was a scam is the sender didn’t enclose the placard with the ad that was to be placed on the side of her car. All she received was the phony check. It seems very clear all the sender was interested in was the money. When Willman emailed the sender saying she knew it was a scam, he wrote back. “He said the FBI was after me because I cashed their check and I better send the money or else they’re going to come after me … The sad thing is a lot of people are going to fall for it and they’re going to have their bank accounts drained,” Will-


Why would someone send a check for several thousand dollars to a total stranger? Although it sounds crazy, it happens every day. But if you get one those checks and deposit it you could Howard end up Ain losing HEY HOWARD! thousands of dollars. Sending checks to strangers has been going on for years with the sender giving a wide variety of reasons for the check. But all these scams have one thing in common – the checks they send you are phony and the money you are to send them will be real. Katelin Willman of Brookville received

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A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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

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Senior Services builds seventh facility If you ride down College Drive in Batavia, you will see the Guest construccolumnist tion site DimCOMMUNITY PRESS of GUEST COLUMNIST mitt Woods senior housing complex. The building is under roof, which allows the interior to be worked on all winter. The project is scheduled for occupancy around the end of May or early June. This is the seventh senior housing project spearheaded by Clermont Senior Services. Dimmitt Woods is a 40-unit apartment building, and is rent subsidized. All units are carpeted and have individually controlled air conditioning and heating. In addition, each unit has emergency medical pull cords, sprinkler systems and smoke detectors. An elevator, coin-operated laundry room, library and community room are available for resident use. These common rooms are important because they promote friendships and socialization among residents. The new residents in each building have commented on how much they love their new home and how nicely decorated are the commons rooms. They enjoy spending time with their neighbors. Dimmitt Woods is an independent living facility. However, supportive services, such as personal care, homemaking, Meals-on-Wheels and transportation are available through Clermont Senior Services. These services often make the difference in a senior living independently. “We are excited about the opening of our newest senior apartment building and delighted to be able to offer a broad range of services to the residents,” said Cindy Gramke, executive director, Clermont Senior Services. The agency provides these and other services to eligible Clermont County residents. Applicants must be at least 62 years of age and meet certain income guidelines. Rent is based on each individual’s monthly net income. All utilities are included in the monthly rent except telephone. Anyone who would like more information about this building and others in Clermont County should call Linda Arnold at 513688-1700. It will fill up quickly, so call soon. Applications from residents of the Village of Batavia and Batavia Township will be given first priority in filling Dimmitt Woods. As in the case of our other six senior housing facilities, we anticipate that all units will be leased at occupancy. An open house dedication program will be announced in the spring.

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Everyone must eat, so remember to feed animals, too Howdy folks, Last week we had popcorn one evening. After Ruth Ann popped the corn, I thought of a dog we had that loved popped corn. When I would pop it - this was before microwaves and done in a pan - I would burn the corn. The dog didn’t like it, so when we were going to have popcorn, the dog didn’t want me to pop it. It is amazing how animals know so much. People say animals are dumb, not so, they are very smart. This cat of ours, “Chessy,” proved this to us. When we are getting ready for bed, she will go get in her chair that she sleeps in, and there she is the next morning. She is such a blessing. An animal seems to know if a person likes them or not. When Tony and Kate are here, Chessy will get in Tony’s lap and wants some petting. Other folks, she will run and

hide. She doesn’t like the snow, and doesn’t want to get her feet wet and cold. She will set on George a flower Rooks stand by OLE FISHERMAN our kitchen table and look out the window. When we are watching television, she will jump on my lap then jump down, run to the door. If I don’t get up, she will come back and do it again until I let her out. Last week there was a big flock of grackle birds at the feeders. She was looking out the window, then wanted out to try to catch one of them. When I opened the door, they flew, but Chessy ran to where they were. I don’t think she could catch one, but you never know, she is fast. In this weather, the bird feeders need to be

filled quite often. The suet blocks we and everyone has need to be kept out for the birds. The items in the suet blocks sure have heat energy for the birds. The woodpeckers are sure working on ours. We had some crackers that were stale, so we put them out for the birds and a couple crows sure liked them. Everything has to eat to survive. The deer are digging in the snow in our yard trying to find some grass to eat. They are eating on the yucca plants along our driveway. These plants are sure tough. I talked to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop. He said a few folks were fishing. Some went down to the Ohio River to fish for sauger, but the river was too high. Last Saturday was the last day for deer hunting. The rabbit season is still open for hunting. Some folks are hunting for coyotes.

your neighbors. We have started pruning the grape harbor and fruit trees. We are putting fertilizer on the asparagus beds, fruit trees and berry vines, and getting the raised beds ready to fertilize them. The green onions are still looking good sticking up through the snow. Last Friday we had lunch with our friends, Mort and Barb. We all met at the Golden Corral to eat. This is a good place to eat, but a feller can eat too much. Remember the Bethel Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 16, from 7:30 a.m. til 10:30 a.m. at the BethelTate High School. Mark your calendar for the Buford Farmers Institute Feb. 22, the last Friday of the month. We always take an item to auction off to help them keep having this program. They will have food from 4 p.m. til 6 p.m.

This group seems to be getting bigger each year. I was talking to a farmer that feeds cattle outside with hay. He said he has seen several deer eating hay with the cattle. The deer have to have food, too. He said some of the bucks have lost one of their antlers, some have lost both. So he said he would start looking for their antlers in his fields. Some farmers have had flat tires on their tractors due to running over a deer antler and that is expensive. So they will be on the lookout for the antlers. When some are found, there are marks on the antler where mice have been chewing on them. Last week we went to the Senior Citizens board meeting. The services that this organization does for our seniors is wonderful. There are all kinds of services, and during this cold weather, please keep a check on

and then the program starts at 7 p.m. with some entertainment, the prize awards and auction. Come and enjoy. We have a banner that was auctioned off on the 100-year anniversary. I think Danny Hess was the one that auctioned it. The Hess Auction firm have been the firm that has done this for years. The Monroe Grange lost another former member last week. It was always a pleasure to be with Homer Clayton Corbin. He and his wife Carol did several craft shows, and always enjoyed doing the one in the Craft Barn at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show. Homer will be missed by his family and many friends. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

George Rooks is a retired park ranger.


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ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. ship. Hammer Rite, Cincinnati, alter, 957 Legendary Run, Pierce Township, $42,000. Steven Eads, Amelia, garage, 3378 Ohio 132, Pierce Township, $8,940. Eddie Smith, Cincinnati, HVAC, 485 Vinegarten, Union Township. The Finished Basement, West Harrison, IN., alter, 890 Gorham, Union Township, $26,500.

Cooper Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 811 Diane Drive, Union Township. M/I Homes of Cincinnati, new, 4159 Durhams Crossing, Union Township, $192,060. Jerome Fellers, Cincinnati, shed, 3954 Beverly Drive, Union Township, $7,600. Jonathan Morris, Chillicothe, OH., HVAC, 177 N. Front St., Williamsburg Village. Zurlinden Enterprises, Mason,

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POLICE REPORTS BATAVIA ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND LIGHT ASHBURN BUILDING 102 WILLOW STREET NEW RICHMOND, OHIO 45157 Sealed BIDS will be received by Village of New Richmond for the Reservoir Water Main Replacement Project. The work consists of horizontal drilling 760 feet, and open cutting 100 feet of 12 inch PVC water main to replace (2) existing 8 inch DIP water lines. All workmanship and materials are to be in accordance with the Contract Documents, which may be examined at the following location: Environmental Engineering Service McGraw HIll-Dodge Reports 3575 Columbia Road 1175 Dublin Rd. Lebanon, Ohio 45036 Columbus, Ohio 43215 (513) 934-1512 (614) 486-6575 ACI - Allied Construction Industries Village of New Richmond 3 Kovach Dr. Light Ashburn Building Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 New Richmond, OH 45157 (513) 221-8023 Sealed BIDS will be received for the Village of New Richmond Reservoir Water Main Project at the Light Ashburn Building, Village of New Richmond, OHio, 45157 until 1:00 PM (local time) on March 4, 2013 at which time all BIDS will be publicly opened and read aloud. Each bidder is required to furnish with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experience on projects of similar size and complexity. The Owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than August 1, 2013. All contractors and subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable use Ohio Products, materials, services and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governor’s Executive Order of 1972, and Governor’s Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Clermont County, Ohio and the Village of New Richmond, Ohio as determined by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Bureau of Water and Hour Administration. "DOMESTIC STEEL USE REQUIREMENTS AS SPECIFIED AS IN SECTION 153.011 OF THE REVISED CODE APPLY TO THIS PROJECT. COPIES OF SECTION 153.011 OF THE REVISED CODE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY OF THE OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES." (SEC. 153.011 (E).) The Village of Richmond reserves the right to reject any and all bids, delete any portion or portions thereof or to waive any irregularities in the building. Copies of Contract Documents may be obtained from the office of Environmental Engineering Service at 3575 Columbia Rd, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (513) 934-1512. Paper copies are available at a non-refundable cost of $50.00. All checks shall be made payable to ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SERVICE. Project construction for this contract shall be completed within 90 days after the date to be specified in the Notice to Proceed. The contract shall be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder as provided by ORC 9.312 and Village Resolution 2011-21 BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW RICHMOND 1746922


Arrests/Citations Kenneth Summers, 25, 986 Crisfield, warrant, Jan. 16. Jared D. West, 32, 21504 Woodville, warrant, Jan. 19. Brandon M. Traylor, 24, 1743 New Harmony Shiloh, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Jan. 20. Ronald B. Polston, 29, 3154 Christine Drive, warrant, Jan. 22.

Incidents/Investigations Menacing Male was threatened at 240 E. Glen, Jan. 17. Theft Laptop computer taken from Smokes at 503 E. Main, Jan. 18. AC unit taken from building; $3,500 at 600 Kilgore, Jan. 18. Money taken from concession stand; $200 at 800 Bauer Road, Jan. 19.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Terry Phillips, 54, 358 St. Andrews #A, warrant, Jan. 19. Lance Milburn, 27, 1114 Twiggs Drive, warrant, Jan. 20. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 23. Heather R. Reynolds, 37, 332 St. Andrews #1, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 25. Lisa Verdin, 40, 2330 Harvey Road, theft, Jan. 26. Alonzo Smith, 24, 1751 E. Ohio Pike #198, warrant, Jan. 24. Randall W. Blackwell, 51, 455 W. Main St., theft, Jan. 29.

Incidents/Investigations Aggravated robbery Male presented threatening note demanding money at Kemb Credit Union; $8,000 loss at Ohio Pike, Jan. 28. Criminal damage Windows shot with pellet gun at 3544 Turnberry, Jan. 20. Tires damaged on vehicle at 362 St. Andrews #F, Jan. 28. Drug paraphernalia Paraphernalia found in residence at 3700 block of Nine Mile Tobasco Road, Jan. 23. Paraphernalia found in residence

The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. at 332 St. Andrews , Jan. 24. Gross sexual imposition Offense involved female juvenile at 3300 block of Cole Road, Jan. 25. Misuse of credit card Male stated card used with no authorization at 3358 Preakness Pike, Jan. 25. Theft Wallet taken from vehicle at 82 Stillmeadow, Jan. 20. Gift card taken; $200 at 3370 Legendary Trails Drive, Jan. 24. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $371 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 26. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $423 at Ohio Pike, Jan. 25.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Joshua Curtis, 34, 1093 Shayler Road #1, warrant, Jan. 24. Juvenile, 16, warrant, Jan. 24. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Jan. 24. James S. Reed, 23, 4025 Glen Este Withamsville Road, no drivers license, Jan. 24. Edward G. Cobo, 19, 4501 Eastwood #14201, drug paraphernalia, Jan. 24. Robert P. Whitehead, 44, 4604 Lakeland Drive, warrant, Jan. 25. Alshem Sebastian, 25, 464 Piccadilly, marijuana possession, Jan. 25. Cheyann P. Carpenter, 21, 3998 Hamblin Drive, theft, Jan. 25.

Juvenile, 12, assault, Jan. 25. Kristina L. Kern, 31, 1552 Woodville Pike, drug abuse, drug possession, Jan. 25. Terry L. Proffitt, 23, 300 University Lane, warrant, Jan. 25. Mary C. Wise, 27, Elm Street, theft, Jan. 25. Deneen M. Poteete, 48, Boone Street, criminal trespass, theft, Jan. 25. Juvenile, 15, warrant, Jan. 25. Megan N. Warren, 24, 4551 Woodglen Circle, theft, Jan. 25. Daniel J. Wilhelm, 24, 4414 Norway Court, theft, drug instruments, Jan. 25. Bryce J. House, 27, 7 Drake Drive, warrant, Jan. 25. Collin V. Vorhees, 31, 137 Southern Trace; #F, drug possessionschedule iii, iv or v substance, Jan. 25. Cody R. Wilson, 21, 4424 Eastwood #7205, disorderly conduct, driving under influence, Jan. 0. Nickolas D. Meyer, 20, 4424 Eastwood #7205, underage consumption, Jan. 26. Angela M. Dryer, 30, 14 Carriage Station, assault, Jan. 27. James K. Bolton, 49, 4634 Buckskin Trail, inducing panic, using weapons while intoxicated, Jan. 27. Chloye F. McClanahan, 44, 500 E. Grant Ave., drug instruments, paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Jan. 27. James K. Bolton, 49, 4634 Buck-

skin Trail, warrant, Jan. 27. Gary B. Eversole, 61, 6358 Corbly Road, assault, Jan. 27. Gregory F. Eversole, 41, 2252 Jefferson, assault, Jan. 27. Brian M. Ramey, 30, 4357 Rumpke Road, warrant, Jan. 27. Christopher A. Hornsby, 28, 474 Old Ohio 74, warrant, Jan. 27. Alexander W. Biszantz, 23, 1072 Stream Ridge, driving under influence, Jan. 27. John B. Mcfarland, 48, 113 Shady Lane, breaking and entering, Jan. 28. Mark E. Hopkins, 38, 2591 Bethel Maple, breaking and entering, Jan. 28. Mark W. Moore, 47, 217 W. 12Th St., criminal trespass, theft, Jan. 28. Juvenile, 15, assault, Jan. 28. Jason P. Cope, 33, 512 Halifax Circle, warrant, Jan. 28. Cassie M. Simkins, 32, 1105 Shayler Road, warrant, Jan. 28. Sandra C. Schock, 45, 449 Dartmouth Circle, obstructing official business, drug instrument, Jan. 28. Vernon C. Harris, 20, 728 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, Jan. 28. Michael A. Musselman, 20, 2294 Chesterfield Lane, disorderly conduct, Jan. 28. Charles C. Truesdell, 19, 824 Clough Pike #11, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, Jan. 29. Robert L. Lykins, 24, 8 Pineview Drive, disorderly conduct, Jan. 29. Zach A. Windle, 22, 1238 Nottingham Road, disorderly conduct, Jan. 29. Tina C. Blevins, 53, 11787 Ohio 744, driving under influence, Jan. 29. Andrew Bare, 24, 826 Rosetree, driving under influence, Jan. 29. Joseph Tarvin, 55, 3883 Bennett Road , warrant, Jan. 29. Jason L. Dillingham, 38, 11323 Lebanon Road, warrant, Jan. 29. Chris C. Crothers, 41, 4477 Eastwood #18313, domestic violence, Jan. 29. Patricia Moriarity, 41, 4477 Eastwood #18313, domestic violence, Jan. 29.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Scott A. Terwilliger, 37, 4263 Ferguson, driving under suspension, Jan. 30. Leiah K. Wesley, 26, 3924 Wolf Creek , driving under suspension, Jan. 30. Benjamin D. Longhauser, 22, 520 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, Jan. 30. William R. Fletcher Jr., 36, 126 Circus St., warrant, Jan. 30. Danielle M. Burnett, 25, East Pebbles Way, theft, Jan. 30.

Incidents/Investigations Abduction/kidnapping Reported at Beechwoods Apartments at 3971 Piccadilly, Jan. 18. Aggravated robbery Reported at Smith Jewelers at Old Ohio 74, Jan. 27. Assault At 1004 Kennedy's Landing, Jan. 23. Reported at Cherry Grove Lanes at Hopper Hill Road, Jan. 26. Reported at Gleneste Middle School at Gleneste-Withamsville Road, Jan. 25. Reported at Gleneste High School at Gleneste-Withamsville Road, Jan. 28. Breaking and entering Reported at Office Max at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 23. Reported at Perry Kelly Plumbing at 4498 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Jan. 28. Burglary At 833 Deerfield, Jan. 19. At 18 Arbor Circle, Jan. 19. At 3995 Williams Drive, Jan. 22. At 816 Clough Pike, Jan. 23. Reported at Eastgate Gardens Apartments at 474 Old Ohio 74, Jan. 27. Reported at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 26. Reported at Royal Villa Apartments at 3891 Bennett Road, Jan. 28. Criminal damage Reported at County Beverage at 528 Old Ohio 74, Jan. 23. Reported at Mt. Carmel Village Apartments at Weiner Lane, Jan. 29. Disorderly conduct At 4009 Brandychase Way, Jan. 18.

Reported at Meijer's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 19. Domestic dispute At Ohio Pike, Jan. 19. At Brandychase Way, Jan. 19. At Spruce Creek, Jan. 19. At Clayton Drive, Jan. 23. At Eastwood Drive, Jan. 29. Theft Unlisted vehicle taken at 5078 Eagles View, Jan. 18. Reported at Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 18. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 18. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 19. Reported at Meijer's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 19. Reported at Dillard's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 19. Reported at Ohio Pike Terrace Apartments at 780 Ohio Pike, Jan. 20. At 4485 Timber Glen Drive, Jan. 20. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 21. At 4594 Muirridge Court, Jan. 21. Reported at Taco Bell at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 21. At 4468 Spruce Creek, Jan. 22. Reported at Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 22. Reported at Victoria's Secret at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 22. At 4400 Long Acres, Jan. 19. At Magnolia Point Apartments at 484 Old Ohio 74, Jan. 24. At Verizon Wireless at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 24. At Best Buy Mobile at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 24. At Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 25. At Planet Fitness at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 25. At Kroger at Ohio Pike, Jan. 25. At Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 25. At 4428 Stockholm, Jan. 25. At Pep Boys at Gleneste-Withamsville Road, Jan. 25. At Meijer's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 25. At 4205 Forsythia, Jan. 25. At 442 Glenrose Lane, Jan. 27. At Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 27. At Veteran's Park at Clough Pike, Jan. 28. At Best Buy at Eastgate Blvd.,

Jan. 28. At Kroger at Old Ohio 74, Jan. 28. At Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 28. At Circle K at Ohio Pike, Jan. 28. At Jungle Jim's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 28. At Sonic at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 29. At Meijer's at Eastgate Blvd., Jan. 29. At Kaiser Environmental at 4540 Dameron, Jan. 29. At Speedway at Ohio Pike, Jan. 29. Trespassing Trespassing in Clepper Park at Summerside Road, Jan. 21. Vandalism At Car X at 7 Byrd , Jan. 22.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/Citations Joseph W. Tarvin, 55, 1759 Culver Court , open container, Jan. 5.

1998 Ford taken at 69 W. Main St., Jan. 18.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/Citations Angel Lynn Partin, born 1973, 2389 Donald Road, Bethel, obstructing official business, 72 Shady Lane, Amelia, Jan. 29. Juvenile, born 1998, 1146 Willoee Drive, Amelia, possession of drugs - marijuana, 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Jan. 29. William Lee Borden, born 1975, 204 OHIO St., Graham, Texas, fugitive from justice, 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 29. Samuel Thomas Kennell, born 1989, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, felonious assault - victim seriously harmed, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Jan. 29. Britney A. Frazee, born 1978, 14 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia,

possession of drugs - heroin, Ohio Pike/Bach Buxton, Amelia, Jan. 30. Juvenile, born 1996, 817 Birney Lane, New Richmond, theft without consent, 500 Market St., Neville, Jan. 30. Richard Douglas Trogden, born 1961, 2761 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, 2761 Old Ohio32, Batavia, Jan. 30. Dezerae Elizabeth Moore, born 1980, 2730 Ohio 222 #67, Bethel, obstructing official business, 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Jan. 31. Dezerae Elizabeth Moore, born 1980, 2730 Ohio 222 #67, Bethel, violate protection order or consent agreement, 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Jan. 31. Mark Wayne Waldbillig, born 1966, 1751 Ohio 125, Amelia, theft, 3000 Hospital Drive,

Batavia, Jan. 31. Tracie L. Allen, born 1971, 1751 East Ohio Pike Lot 202, Amelia, theft, 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 31. Jerry E. Marlow, born 1975, 2533 Laural-Point Isabel Road, Moscow, forgery, 2188 LaurelNicholsville Road, New Richmond, Jan. 31. Jerry E. Marlow, born 1975, 2533 Laural-Point Isabel Road, Moscow, theft - deception, 2188 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Jan. 31. Nickolas Ray Hargis, born 1990, 25 Clertoma Drive, Milford, criminal trespass - land premises of another, 500 University Lane, Batavia, Jan. 31. Kameron A. Meridith, born 1987, 4356 Armstrong Blvd, Batavia, criminal trespass - land premises of another, 500 University Lane, Batavia, Jan. 31.

Incidents/Investigations Assault, criminal damage Hole punched into door at 1070 Bethel New Richmond #14, Jan. 23. Breaking and entering Copper pipe taken; $1,200 at 212 Columbia St., Jan. 25. Criminal damage Window broke in vehicle at 504 Washington St., Jan. 20. Disturbance At 508 Front St., Jan. 16. Theft Bottle of pop, etc. taken at Speedway; $3 at 520 Sycamore St., Jan. 15. I-pod and cellphone taken at Boys & Girls Club; $475 at 212 Market St., Jan. 25.

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DEATHS Alleen Baker Alleen Baker, 79, Batavia Township, died Feb. 1. Survived by children John P. (Judy), Joey Baker, Julie (Vincent) Brashear; grandchildren John E., Joel (Amber), Matthew, Cheyanne, Rabecca Baker, Jamie (Traci), Donnie (Lisa) Brashear; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sons James, Jerry Baker. Services were Feb. 6 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Homer Corbin Homer Clayton Corbin, 70, New Richmond, died Feb. 1. Survived by wife Carol Corbin; daughters Tammy (Terry) Dodson, Mitzi (Greg) Schrichten; grandchildren Jessica, Crystal, Caitlyn; siblings Walter, Eddie, Cookie, Bruce, Rhonda; three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents Burdette, Mary Lynn Corbin, siblings Burnadine, William, Paul, Sarah. Services were Feb. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Louise Kockritz Louise Kockritz, 91, formerly of New Richmond, died Jan. 26. Survived by children Sharon Haydock, Joyce McLaughlin, Betty Seipel, Frank Kockritz III; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Frank Kockritz Jr. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

Butch Kuhnell Raymond “Butch” Kuhnell, 65, Amelia, died Jan. 27.

Survived by wife Cindy Kuhnell; children Trisha (Jason) Cordes, Angie (Ryan) Payer, Ray (Julie) Kuhnell, Samantha (Matt) Mumma; grandchildren Cody, Austin, Alexis, Carson, Zachary, Caleb; siblings Tommy Kuhnell, Donna Huxell, Lisa Lambert; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Raymond, Laverne Kuhnell. Services were Jan. 31 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Joseph Middeler Sr. Joseph F. Middeler Sr., 92, New Richmond, died Jan. 28. He was a United States Postmaster for over 30 years and was a former member of RiverHills Bank Board of Directors. He was a member of St. Peter’s Church, the Knights of Columbus and the draft board during the Vietnam War. Survived by children Joseph (Denise) Jr., Judy Middeler, Joyce (Mac) Webb, Janet (Paul) Bishop; grandchildren Andrew, Anthony Webb, Jennifer (Rodney) Slone, Katie Middeler, Ann Bishop; great-granddaughters Addison, Olivia Slone; sisters Marquerite (late Paul) Ferguson, Katherine (late Floyd) Barton, Mildred (late Babe) Hoh, Rosemary Tewes (Tom) Tewes; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Rose Ann Middeler, siblings Helen (late Bill) Woodruff, Dorothy (Bill) Hayes, Thomas (Nancy) Middeler. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Peter's Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the New Richmond Food Pantry or ALS Foundation.

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Linda Neal Linda A. Neal, 59, Batavia Township, died Jan. 23. Survived by parents Mildred Neal, William G. Neal; siblings Sharon Whitlock, Paula (Danny) McQueen, William K. (Denise) Neal; aunt Norma (Estel) Oberschlake; many nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering was held Feb. 2 at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 171 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, OH 45102.

Elizabeth Pennington Elizabeth Baker Pennington, 96, New Richmond, died Jan. 26. Survived by children Rita (Ken) Hirshey, Ray (Carol) Jr., Randy (Darlene), Enos (Bev) Pennington, Robert (Diana), Ella Pennington, Ruth (Glenn) Ward, Nancy (Don) Salisbury, Emily (John) Reeb, Edna (Doug) Burns, Ramona (Denny) Carr; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Ray Pennington, son Brad Pennington. Services were Jan. 29 at the New Richmond Church of Christ. Arrangements by E.C.

Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to Historic New Richmond.

Gerald Raver Jr. Gerald Raver Jr., 62, died Jan. 24. Survived by Samarn Olsen; son Keith (Doris) Raver; grandson Nicholas Raver; parents Gerald, Clara Raver; siblings David (Annette), Danny (Lynn), John (Lisa) Raver, Laurie (Andrew) Messner. Services were Feb. 2 at Pierce Township Cemetery. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Ruth Skeens Ruth Riggs Skeens, 84, Batavia, died Jan. 25. Survived by children Dee Dee Shivner, Dianne (Paul) Carroll, Sherry Overbeck, Beverly (Joe) Stricker, Lynn (Charlie) Perry; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Jimmy Skeens, son David Skeens; 11 siblings. Services were Jan. 29 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Frank Snow Frank Snow, formerly of Amelia, died Feb. 3. Survived by children Michael (Cindy) Snow, Donna (Dave) Henson; granddaughters Michella (Ash) Stephens, Jessica (Jason) Cooper; great-grand-

children Olivia, Addison, Aubree Cooper, Brady Stephens. Preceded in death by wife Frances Snow, brother Lawrence Snow. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203-1742.

Bonnie Sparks Bonnie V. Sparks, 86, Union Township, died Jan. 28. He worked for General Motors for 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Survived by wife Evelyn Coyle Sparks; children Gregory (Debi) Sparks, Teresa Bauer; stepchildren Kathy Peak, Bob Allen, Christy Sparks; grandchildren Jeffrey Sparks, Vanessa, Danika Bauer; great-grandchildren Taylor Glancy, Guy, Zachery, Malachi Sparks, Amira BauerHutsell; great-great-grandson Johnnie Ray Glancy; sisters Cleo Elliott, Lurlene (Ernie) Ferguson; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Cozetta Clifton Sparks. Services were Feb. 2 at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Gideons.

Joyce Uhlenbrock Joyce Uhlenbrock, 59, Union Township, died Jan. 28. Survived by husband Bob Uhlenbrock; children Rob (Brandy), Brian (Penny) Uhlenbrock, Ressie (Chris) Louis; grandchildren Luke, Angela, Laura, Rosa, Carter, Bella, William; siblings J.R. (Christine), Ronnie Taulbee, Mae Bishop.

Preceded in death by sblings Boyd, Lewis Taulbee, Bea Banks, Laura Haynes, Jean Centers. Services were Feb. 1 at St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, O.K.I. Chapter, P.O. Box 541012, Cincinnati, OH 45245 or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Howard Walker Howard C. Walker Jr., 90, Amelia, died Feb. 1. Survived by children Kim Constable, Kevin, Randy, Bonita Walker; many grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Virginia Walker, sons Ricky, Bill Walker. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Tracy Walker Tracy Marcum Walker, 48, Amelia, died Jan. 29. Survived by daughter Leslie Hawkins; parents Nancy (Steve) Burkhart, Calvin (Debra) Marcum; siblings Susan (Ken) Lamons, Kelley Walker (Brian) Williams, Erin (Mike) Lawry, Joey (Jane) Bechtol, Robin (Dorsey) Madden, Piper (Jim) Mills, Lisa Gratsch; grandchildren Macy, Brandon, Elijah; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by grandmother Nan Kelley. Services were Feb. 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

RELIGION Faith United Methodist Church

Everyone is invited to a free community meal 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the

Kitchen of Faith in the church. This is an outreach effort by the church the third Saturday of each month. The church is at 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia; 732-2027.

Locust Corner Community Church UMC

“The little country church where everyone is always welcome”

would like to invite everyone to attend the following events for the upcoming Easter season. The church is having a weekly fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15 through March 22. The dinner features a complete fish dinner with drink and dessert for $6 and $4 for each additional adult family member dinner. Children menu is $2. Palm Sunday church service is 10 a.m. March 24. Easter Sunday early church sunrise service is 8 a.m., immediately followed by breakfast in


the fellowship hall prepared by the men of the church. A children’s Easter egg hunt is at 9 a.m. followed by Easter Sunday church service at 10 a.m. Regular church services are: Thursday choir practice 6 p.m., Thursday Bible Study 7 p.m., Sunday Bible School 9 a.m., Sunday regular worship with children’s church 10 a.m. Rev. Allen Mitchell is the pastor. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

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LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with provisions of the State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or otherwise disposed of on Monday, 2/25/13, 3:00PM. 1105 Old State Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103. J ames Clark, 4700 Beechwood Rd. 5217 Cincinnati, OH 45244 Household goods, boxes James Crevision, 63 E. Main St., Apt 5 Amelia, OH 45102 Furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip Melissa Kasselman 12 Arbor Circle Cinti, OH 45255. Boxes. 1746146 Sylvia Clark of 3893 Bennett Rd, Cincinnati,Oh 45245, John Shotwell of 22305 Blackburn St. Saint Clair Shores, Mi 48080, Anthony Doyle of 5932 Marsh Circle, Loveland, Oh. 45140 and Barbara Weeks of 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Oh.45102. You are Herby notified that your belongings stored at Rock Castle Storage will be sold for payment due on or after 2/15/2013. 1001747063 The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on February 25, 2013 10:30 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, OH 45122- For more details call David at 859-446-8135 2003 28x76 Tradition Ref# 58029494 Minimum Bid $ 27,000 1001748421

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