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Trustees pursue new land-use plan Union Twp. last updated plan in 2001 By Roxanna Swift

UNION TWP. — The trustees Feb. 14 authorized Administrator Ken Geis to begin work on a new comprehensive land use

plan. The lifespan of a land use plan generally is about 10 years, Geis said. The township’s most recent plan was Geis adopted in 2001, he said. Factors that affect these

plans, like housing stock and needs, economy and census information change over time, necessitating updates, he said. “It’s really just sort of an evolution of the community,” he said. Geis said developing a land use plan is a process, and he is not yet sure what specific changes may need to be made.

There will be public involvement, he said. He said developing a land use plan can take from 60 days, if a consultant is involved, to a couple years. While township officials historically have not hired a consultant, Geis estimates the new plan should be complete by the end of 2013. The board also approved a

resolution adopting a community development strategy for a Summerside/Mt. Carmel reinvestment corridor. Geis said the development strategy will be included in the new land use plan. “We’ve invested a lot of our efforts and capital in improving Mt. Carmel as it is,” said Trustee Tim Donnellon.


Angela Preece’s third-grade class at Holly Hill Elementary celebrated their 100th day of school Feb. 5 by wearing T-shirts they made with 100 items on them. In back from left are: Kaylie McDowell, Jake Chambers, Zachary Wright, Devin Brock, Ella Jones, Bradley Edmonds, Monica Schroer, Zack Foster, Mia, Vice, Michael Diaz. Middle row: Aemon Young, Cody Cline, Cayla Estep, Ary Jump, Elmer Mendoza, Sam Neal. Front row: Michelle Malan, Josie Bach, Alex Smith, Ashley Block. THANKS TO KATIE JONES

Village to move Pierce Township trustees set strategic planning subcommittees forward with new annexation By Roxanna Blevins

By Roxanna Blevins

BATAVIA — Village council members Feb. 4 authorized Administrator Dennis Nichols to move forward with a new annexation, which would include more than 200 acres of land in Batavia Township. Nichols said the property Nichols owners requested the location of the property not be disclosed until a contract is signed. “This is a work in progress,” Nichols said.

The property owners requested the annexation take place under the condition the land be zoned to allow for mixed residential and commercial development. “It’s going to take a few years to fill it up, but it would double our population,” said Mayor Thebout. Another stipulation for the annexation is for the initial infrastructure to be financed using village assessment bonds. To fulfill this condition, the village would issue bonds for $1.2 million and would install or finance the infrastructure through a developer, Nichols See ANNEX, Page A2

PIERCE TWP. — The trustees Feb. 8 designated three township residents to head subcommittees focused on issues that affect the township or soon will as part of their ongoing strategic planning process. Pete Kay was selected to head a subcommittee that will address the Beckjord Station power plant and its anticipated closure by 2015. “The committee will try to find out what Duke’s intentions are and try to work with them to make this a productive property,” Kay said. He is working on his approach to the issue and expects to have a plan in place by the trustees’ next strategic planning meeting, which is scheduled for March 1. If the trustees approve Kay’s



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plan, he will move forward. “We want to help Duke make that a property that’s generating money,” he said. Stan Shadwell Pautke will head a subcommittee focused on consolidation and shared services. He is looking into possibilities for merging Pierce Township’s governShadwell ment services with neighboring governments in an effort to save money. Pierce Township already provides fire and EMS services for Ohio Township, said Assistant Administrator Tim Hershner.

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Shadwell said he will to speak with the Clermont County commissioners to get their input. From there, the plan is to work his way up to state officials. The final step is to speak with are residents and Pierce Township officials. “People may have to make sacrifices, and that sacrifice may be their own jobs,” he said. The third subcommittee, which is led by Bob Pautke, addresses economic development in Pierce Township. Pautke’s said the township’s goal is to not only maintain but attract business to the area. “The idea is to bring in business that helps us grow culturally and helps us grow our revenue base,” he said. The next strategic planning meeting will be at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the township administrative building, 950 Locust Corner Road. Vol. 32 No. 47 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



2013 Salute to Leaders honorees announced

The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced the 2013 Salute to Leaders honorees. The awards event will be Tuesday, March 12, at Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate. In its 20th year honoring unsung heroes and leaders in Clermont County, the event is sponsored by Park National Bank (Title Sponsor), Lykins Oil, American Modern Insurance Group, The Crowell Company, Jungle

Jim’s International Market, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood CPAs, The staff at Siemens PLM Software, Sporty’s, Total Quality Logistics, Union Township, and UC Clermont College. Salute to Leaders 2013 Honorees: William H. Over Leadership Award: George Brown Over ‘n Over Award: Clermont Senior Services Humanitarian Award: Ralph J. Vilardo, Sr. Civic Award: Paul Marion

Community Project Award: Sandra Ashba Education Award: Jeff Riel Environmental Award: Bill and Patti Skvarla Health Care Award: Nancy Burke Human Services Award: CASA For Clermont Kids New this year, Military Award: Robert Derr Rural Interests Award: George and Ruth Ann Rooks Safety & Justice

‘Dancing’ tickets now on sale Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual Clermont County “Dancing with the Stars” Extravaganza that takes place Saturday, March 2, at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Eastgate. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, entertainment and the chance to watch Clermont County

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Award: Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association Up ‘n Over Youth Leadership Award: Peach Norman-Owen Batavia Township Award: Joel T. Wilson Franklin Township Award: C. Diane Seibert Goshen Township Award: Mike Tarter Jackson Township Award: The Cornwell Family Miami Township Award: Diana George and Kathy Lukemire

Monroe Township. Award: Grant Memorial United Methodist Church Ohio Township Award: Charles R. Beiser, Sr. Pierce Township Award: Dennis M. Luken Stonelick Township Award: Philip and Rene Shumard Tate Township Award: Grant Career Center Union Township Award: Jean L. Robertson Washington Township Award: River of Life Assembly of God and River Valley Ecumenical

churches Wayne Township Award: Jason Jewett Williamsburg Township Award: Marion Croswell City of Milford: Greater Milford Events and Arts Council Individual tickets, which include a full sitdown dinner, are $30 each and can be ordered online at (click on Salute to Leaders) or by calling the chamber at 576-5000. Deadline is March 1.


Jeff Bill of the Dance Club Studio demonstrates the Cha-Cha with Meg Kasarcik while Lori Howell, Don Justice, William Rover and Kristin Bednarski watch. They are preparing for the annual Dancing with the Stars fundraiser March 2. THANKS TO LISA DAVIS

“stars” dance the Swing and Cha-Cha in a friendly competition for the Mirror Ball Trophy. Open dancing occurs from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is included with each ticket purchase.


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Couples participating in the competition include Lori Howell, licensed massage therapist from Miami Township and Don Justice, Cabinet Makers of Milford; Kristin Bednarski of The Clermont Sun and William Rover, owner/manager of Jersey Mike’s Subs, Mason; Tim Dunn, Xavier University Center for Faith and Justice, and Haley Dunn, CCDD Bridges to Transition coordinator; Todd and Julie Schreiber of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries; Meg Kasarcik, CCDD retiree and Chris Brown, CCDD behavior support specialist and more. Dancers will perform after dinner. While votes are being tallied, special performances will take place including a dance by last year’s winners Guy and Kristy Guckenberger. All proceeds will benefit the CCDD Gift of Time Respite Cooperative Program. To purchase tickets online, visit the Events Page at Visa, MasterCard, checks and cash are accepted by calling 7325028 or by emailing Suzanne Diesel at

Ohio Governor John Kasich, left, has a discussion with UC Clermont College Dean Greg Sojka after a ceremony at the site of the former Ford Motor Company transmission plant where Huhtamaki plans to begin operations by end of 2013. Kasich was on hand Feb. 12 to welcome Huhtamaki to the site, which will create about 270 new jobs for Ohio. UC Clermont East operates in a portion of the plant. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, talks with Stu Lichter of the Industrial Realty Group, following a ceremony Feb. 12 welcoming Finnish-based Huhtamaki to its new 900,000-square-foot facility in Batavia. PHOTOS BY CHUCK GIBSON FOR THE ENQUIRER

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said. The property owners would then repay issuance and interest costs through property assessments over a 20-year pe-

riod. While the conditions are potential risk factors for the village, neither Nichols nor Thebout feel there is need for concern. “It’s like any other project,” Thebout said. “There isn’t anything

you can do where there isn’t risk involved.” While the proposed annexation is in an early stage, he said he is excited about moving forward with it. “I think it’s going to be a great thing for the village,” he said.

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Clermont County Public Library will welcome award-winning and bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray for a program Saturday, March 2, at the Union Township Branch Library. Shelley Shepard Gray has published more than 40 novels and has been recognized by National Public Radio, The New York Times, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. She is best known for her books about Amish

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The Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program are being offered for the 2013 crop year under the 2008 Farm Bill Extension. DCP sign-up will end Aug. 2 and ACRE sign-up will end June 3. The only program change is that all eligible participants in 2013 may choose to enroll in either DCP or ACRE for the 2013 crop year. The ACRE program Fact Sheet and the DCP Fact Sheet can be found at Call the Clermont County Farm Service Agency office at 732-2181 for information or for an appointment to enroll.

Fish fry

Boy Scout Troop 452, sponsored by St. Thomas More, will host a fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 22, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22, at the church, 800 Ohio Pike. Menu includes baked or fried fish, cheese pizza, grilled cheese, or mac and cheese. All meals include

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The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Batavia Branch Library, 180 South Third St. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit or call 723-3423. In addition to the society’s First Families of Clermont County and Settlers and Builders of Clermont County, members are adding Century Families of Clermont County. Find out about this new program and set a new goal for genealogical research.

History meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Saturday, Feb. 23, at 12:30 p.m. in Room S143, Snyder Hall, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Batavia. Ron Hill will discuss Civil War sites in Clermont County. Hill is preparing a booklet on the sites including those related to General U.S. Grant and General John Morgan’s Raid in 1863. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. This is an opportunity to learn more and answer questions about becoming a hospice volunteer. Crossroads Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and assist their families in their homes and nursing facilities. Training is provided. Refreshments will be served.

Poker nights

Members of American Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel will host Poker Nights in March. The nights are at 7 p.m. Friday, March1; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2; and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, March, 3, at the post, 497 B Old Ohio 74. Games will include Let It Ride, 7Card Stud, Black Jack and Texas Hold’em. Food and drinks will be available. Proceeds benefit the AL 72 Charity Fund Inc. Call 528-9909 after 5:30 p.m. for more information.

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SCHOOL NOTES Live Oaks students win in Scholastic Art Awards competition

Glen Este Middle School students participated in the recent Land of Grant Festival. From left are: Josh Hoeflich, Brittany Line, Kristina Cass, Melissa Michel, Dhriti Sharma, Nichole Line, Anna Neel, Erica McCubbin, Justin Petty, Josh Bunton and Jack Schmidt. PROVIDED

Clermont County students perform in Land of Grant Festival

CLERMONT COUNTY The 2013 Land of Grant Honor Band Festival was held Jan. 18 through Jan. 20 at Hillsboro High School. It featured students from Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. Conducting the middle school group was David Martin, recently retired from the University of Cincinnati and a former music educator in the Forest Hills School District. The high school ensemble was under the direction of Terren Frenz, director of the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Band. This year’s festival marked the 37th year of the Land of Grant Festival, which began as a Bicentennial project in 1976 by Bob Slade and Charles Nau in honor of the 18th President and Civil War hero U.S. Grant. The festival is organized annually by local band directors to enrich the musical experience of school band ensembles and provide opportunities for students who excel in music. High school students who participated are: Erica Wright, flute, Batavia; Dhriti Sharma, flute, Glen Este; Tori Reinhardt, flute, Batavia; Erica McCubbin, flute, Glen Este; Kristina Cass, clarinet, Glen Este; Nicole Line, clarinet, Glen Este; Anna Neal, clarinet, Glen Este; Mattie Hodges, clarinet, Batavia; Daniel Koontz, bass clarinet, Glen Este; Megan Easterday, bass clarinet, Batavia; Melissa Michael, oboe Glen Este; Josh Hoeflich, alto sax, Glen Este; Justin Petty, alto sax, Glen Este; Kirby Brewer, trumpet, Batavia; Bailey Bach, trumpet, Williamsburg; Josh Bunton, trumpet, Glen Este; Ben Wolfer, trumpet, Glen Este; Brandon Cox, trumpet, Amelia; Kylie Woods, horn, Batavia; Seth Ketchum, horn, Batavia; Joey Royer, horn, Batavia; Jack Schmidt, trombone, Glen Este; Travis Justice, trombone, New Richmond; Jake Walker, tuba, Batavia; Brittany Line, percussion, Glen Este; Kenny Losekamp, percussion, Batavia.

Students from Williamsburg Middle and High School represented their district at the recent Land of Grant Festival. From left are: Freshman Angelisa Ritzi, sophomore Randy Stephens, senior Amanda Rogers, freshman Joey Barth, senior Tabee Rose, junior Allan-Michael Todd, senior Sarah Johnson and eighth-grader Bailey Bach (front). PROVIDED

Batavia was one of many school districts represented at the recent Land of Grant Festival. Representing Batavia in the middle school honor band are, from left, eighth-graders Kenny Losekamp and Kirby Brewer, seventh-graders Megan Easterday and Mattie Hodges, eighth-grader Erica Wright, seventh-grader Becky Schmidl, eighth-grader Kylie Woods, seventh-grader Tori Reinhardt and eighth-graders Joey Royer, Jake Walker and Seth Ketchem. PROVIDED

Middle school students who participated are: Paige Anderson, trumpet, New Richmond; Brian Ginn, trumpet, Glen Este; Ryan Montgomery, trumpet, Batavia; Brianna Dowell-Howko, trumpet, McNicholas; Adam McCoy, trumpet, MVCA; Stone Oliver, trumpet, New Richmond; Hali Dingo, horn, Batavia; Mark Knauer, horn, Batavia; Katie Van Pelt, horn, Glen Este; Nick Schmidt, trombone, Glen Este; Michaela Nordyke, trombone, New Richmond; Wyatt Jackson, trombone, Batavia;

Ruth Phelps, trombone, Batavia; Taryn Rupp, trombone, New Richmond; Braedon Frisch, baritone, Batavia; Austin Miller, baritone, Glen Este; Joe Barth, baritone, Williamsburg; Luke Weinstein, tuba, Glen Este; Ben McDonough, tuba, Batavia; Bekah White, percussion, Batavia; Cassidy Morgan, percussion, Glen Este; Allen Michael Todd, percussion, Williamsburg.

Submitted by David Smith, Land of Grant president and director of bands at Batavia High School.

Five Live Oaks students in the Digital Arts and Design program were honored as winners in the regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. Gold Key Award: Abbey Flory, Comic Art, Amelia High School; Caleb Wolff, Design, Batavia High School. Silver Key Award: Elise Bowman, Digital Art, Batavia High School; Jimmy Lawson, Digital Art, Clermont Northeastern High School; Peter Thompson, Design, Milford High School. The Gold Key-winning entries will be entered in national competition. All art will be on exhibit at Madison Place in Covington through Feb. 22. The regional competition is sponsored by Art Machine, Inc.

Great Oaks/Batavia students dominate regional competition

Students in the Great Oaks/ Batavia High School Legal Office Management program dominated recent Business Professionals of America (BPA) regional competition, winning 79 awards; 21 of those award winners will advance to state competition in March. In addition, Jessica Pelfrey will interview to become a national BPA officer and Hunter Meadors will serve as a conference host as the state vicepresident. Qualifying for state competition with top scores are: Tyler Luginbuhl, second place, Legal Office Procedures; Dylan Lipps, second place, Keyboard Production; Dillon Gilbert, first place, Banking and Finance; Shelby Schaeffer, first place, Desktop Publishing; Morgan Jacob, third place, Desktop Publishing; Payton Kraus, first place, Prepared Speech; Grant Smith, first place, Human Resource Management; Emily Moon and Jordan Skinner, first place, Presentation Management Team; Mikayla Moles, first place, Presentation Management--Individual; Jordan Foster, first place, Advanced Interview Skills; Ryan Ackermann, Alec Jacobs, Matt Mackey, Jake Kennedy, first place, Video Production Team; Jada Burt, Ema Nicolaus, Shelby Schaeffer, Kelsey Wallace, first place, Broadcast News Team; Anthony Hembree and Noah Winter, first place, Small Business Management Team. Legal Office Procedures: Third, Sam Heckle; fourth, Tyler Fisher; fifth, Hunter Meadors; sixth, Ryan Montgomery. Fundamental Word Processing: Third, Jordan Skinner; fifth, Jessica Pelfrey. Advanced Word Processing: Fifth, Jenna Justice; sixth, Emily Moon. Banking and Finance: Fourth, Ryan Ackermann; sixth, Jada Burt. Financial Math and Analysis: First, Jessica Pelfrey; fifth, Hunter Meadors. Desktop Publishing: Fourth, Emma Nicolaus; fifth,

Ashley McCarthy; sixth, Kyle Schmitgen. Economic Research Individual: Fourth, Jessica Pelfrey. Economic Research Team: Fourth, Griffin Stith, Hunter Stith, Nick Herron. Extemporaneous Speech: Second, Ryan Montgomery; fourth, Dylan Lipps; fifth, Blake Burke. Advanced Office Systems: Third, Tate Sester. Business Concepts: First, Emily Moon. Administrative Support Concepts: Second, Emily Moon; third, Baily Schultz; sixth, Mikayla Moles Project Management: Second, Tyler Luginbuhl; fourth, Ryan Montgomery. Entrepreneurship: Second, Jordan Davis. Financial Analyst Team: Second, Dillon Gilbert and Dawn Goodspeed. Management, Marketing & Human Resources: Second, Matt Mackey; third, Jessica Pelfrey; fourth, Hunter Stith: fifth, Emily Moon. Presentation Management Team: Fourth, Ashley McCarthy, Morgan Jacob, Sam Weber. Website Design Team: Second, Austin Conner, Kyle Grant, Austin Sammons. Advanced Interview Skills: Second, Elise Numrich. Interview Skills: Sixth, Bailey Schultz. Administrative Research Individual: Fifth, Emily Leach. Video Production Team: Second, Logan Hammock, Sam Heckle, Nate Johnson. Website Design Team: Second, Austin Conner, Kyle Grant, Austin Sammons. Broadcast News Team: Second, Ryan Harris, Sadie Lykins, CJ Remley. Small Business Management Team: Second, Adriann Conover, Jenna Justice, Mike Roberts, Rayce Johnson. Business Professionals of America is a national student organization. Competitions allow students to test the skills in real-world settings. The Legal Office Management program is a Great Oaks Career Campus satellite program.

Batavia/Great Oaks student elected to statewide office

Hunter Meadors of Batavia High School will be representing his school and region in the coming months as state vice president for Business Professionals of America (BPA), a national organization for students. He will represent more than 8,000 Ohio BPA members at the state leadership conference and again in May at the national BPA conference. Meadors is a senior in the Great Oaks Legal Office Management. He has been involved in BPA before. Last year he competed at the state level in the Website Design event. He also was chosen in October as a WCPO Student of the Week, and was nominated as an Association for Career and Technical Education Outstanding Business Education Student.

Live Oaks computer students excel in business competition The top Computer Service Technician and Networking (CSTN) from Live Oaks are on their way to Columbus for state Business Professionals of America (BPA) competition in March. They were among the high scorers in regional BPA competition.

The first five students in each category are awarded a certificate of excellence; the top three also win medals. Those who earn the highest scores in each category will compete at the state competition. Heading for state competi-

tion are: » Garrett Farrell of Milford, first place, Network Administration using Microsoft. » Michael Shilts of Goshen, first place, Graphic Design Promotion. Other top finishers from Live Oaks are:

» Brandon Beck of Clermont Northeastern, sixth place, IT Concepts. » Aaron Reeves of Batavia, fifth place, Computer Network Technology. » Austin Ziegenhardt of Milford, fifth place, PC Security.

» Dusten Hunter of Batavia, fourth place, IT Concepts and 3rd place, Computer Network Technology. BPA is a national student organization promoting business, technical and marketing skills.



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Banner year for the Barons

Amelia boys win league title for 1st time in 29 years By Scott Springer

AMELIA — If you’ve experienced more traffic on Clough Pike near Amelia High School on Fridays, there’s a good reason. The 2012-13 Barons boys basketball team has equaled the number of wins they had the previous three years this season alone. In doing so, coach Craig Mazzaro’s squad (17-4 as of Feb. 15) has won its first league title in 29 years. The boys claimed the Southern Buckeye ConferenceAmerican Division with a 47-41 win over Goshen Feb. 5. The Barons have done it with a rotation of about nine players and fairly even scoring. In a recent win over Bethel-Tate on Feb. 8, seventh-leading scorer Dale Luginbuhl led with 18 points. “We have a lot of weapons on offense,” Mazzaro said. “We’ve got some scorers. We’re hard to

Amelia sophomore Garrett Weaver (42) and junior Trevor Simon (35) sandwich Bethel-Tate junior Samuel Price (15) after a free-throw attempt on Feb. 8.

guard and we don’t rely on one person at all.” Mazzaro’s best team record prior to this season came in the mid-90s to the best of his recollection when Amelia won 17 games. The veteran was also on the bench 29 years ago as a young assistant when they last took a league crown. Prior to the Southern Buckeye Conference, Amelia competed in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference, the Queen City Conference and the old Cler-

mont County League. “We were in some pretty tough leagues for 17-18 years,” Mazzaro said. “We’re more with our competition now.” Amelia’s top players are all young. Juniors Trevor Simon and Tommy Hacker are the only starters averaging in double figures and sophomore Garrett Weaver is the third-leading scorer and second-best rebounder. Sophomore Keegan Carson is also a regular and seniors Lu-

Amelia junior center Tommy Hacker shoots from the charity stripe against Bethel-Tate Feb. 8. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

ginbuhl, Ricky Moeves, and Christian Dean provide further depth. “If we get our five, six, seven guys playing, we’re not afraid to play anyone,” Mazzaro said. “It’s a matter of are we going to show up and give the effort we

need to do? If we give good effort with energy, we’re pretty strong.” The hope around Amelia is that the Barons can extend the season beyond one tournament game. Last year’s young squad had the unfortunate luck to face Moeller in round one. This year in the Division I bracket, No. 21 seed Amelia faces No. 22 seed Colerain at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Oak Hills. This season, Mazzaro is optimistic. “We’re a tough guard,” he said. “There’s no way you can stop one guy. When we defend, we’re pretty strong. We’ll be a tough out.” The Barons have also benefited from great fan support all season. Students have often sported fake mustaches in honor of their coach and they’ve populated the “Mazzone” at Amelia with regularity. “We couldn’t have done it without them,” Mazzaro said. “They pack the place when we’re at home and they travel real well, too.” (A video of Craig Mazzaro is available at

‘God has a plan for me’

By Karen Meiman


MT. WASHINGTON — It was obvious the basketball player wearing No. 11 wasn’t a typical athlete. Thunderous applause erupted. Waves of students rose to their feet. Inside McNicholas High School last week, Sam Becker’s name was announced with the “starting five” in the Feb. 12 home game with St. Henry District High School. “We want Becker…. We want Becker,” the crowd later chanted. The McNick senior didn’t earn rock-star treatment because he is the next LeBron James. Becker earned respect because of the example he offers to those who struggle daily. The game against St. Henry was his night to shine. After serving four years as team manager, he was allowed to play in a game. The Batavia resident was born 10 weeks premature. His mom, Jennifer, and dad, Tim, were told he had cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance, according to It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning. Doctors predicted he would never walk. “My life hasn’t been easy growing up with cerebral palsy,” Becker said. “Through all the trials and tribulations, ups and downs, I have learned two things: God has a plan for me and my cerebral palsy is not a disability; it is a gift given to me to accomplish great things.” Becker’s rigorous journey has included rising at 5:30 a.m. to play basketball, having physical therapy and getting two “life-changing surgeries.” “I overcame the impossible odds of some of the more debilitating results of cerebral palsy,” he said. “But, my life isn’t all sunshine and roses.”

Kerry Coombs, Ohio State University assistant football coach, will be the keynote speaker at the 46th National Football Foundation’s “That’s My Boy” Award banquet, which is based upon the accumulation of points in three areas: football achievement, academic achievement, and extracurricular / community activities. Pat DiSalvio of McNicholas is one of the finalists for the Ohio That’s My Boy award. The award will be announced at the Scholar-Athlete Dinner, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Presidential Ballroom at the Westin Cincinnati.

McNick players and students lifted Sam Becker on their shoulders after the game with St. Henry Feb. 12. KAREN MEIMAN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The hardest life lesson was learning to accept, his sophomore year, that he would never play high school sports. Becker’s family is stocked with college athletes. Becker signed on as McNick’s basketball and football manager. “I hated giving water to my friends, and most of all, I hated going to every practice which I would do anything to participate in,” he said. “…I realize now the blessing God and my coaches have given me.” He now exerts a lot of energy cheering on his teammates. “The journey has been challenging at times, but truly he is a beautiful son whom we are so proud of,” Jennifer Becker said.

Ron Woyan serves on the board of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Football Foundation, which will give Becker the Tom Potter Memorial Award of Courage Feb. 28 as part of the annual That’s My Boy awards banquet. “Sam serves as a role model who exemplifies courage,” Woyan said. Potter, a Newport Central Catholic athletic director, lived his entire life with “overwhelming devotion and commitment to youth.” Becker and the McNicholas Student Council raised $3,000 by selling the fluorescent green t-shirts students wore in the bleachers last week. Becker will give the funds to the Cerebral Palsy Unit at Children’s

Hospital. “I find it extremely important to help all of those kids with CP, especially those who face greater challenges than I,” he said. Life doesn’t give you breaks, Becker said. He was happy St. Henry players treated him like any other athlete. “The ref and I were laughing,” Becker said, after the crowd yelled “boo” when he was charged with a foul. “Trust me, I am a very competitive person. The last thing I wanted was for someone to give me anything.” Becker scored no points. The crowd hoisted him over their heads anyway after the 56-51 McNick win. “I will remember that night forever,” he said.

Kathryn Dooling, one of Sam’s “cheerleaders”, talks with Sam after last week’s game. KAREN MEIMAN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Forsee, Archer receive SBC honors


Girls tournament basketball

» New Richmond outscored Wyoming 29-15 in the second half on the way to a 50-35 victory Feb. 16. Josie Buckingham finished with a game-high 25 points. They play Bethel-Tate at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Withrow. » In Division II play, McNicholas beat Ross 49-29 Feb. 13. Hannah Taylor scored 14. The Rockets played Norwood Feb. 19 (after press deadline).

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For the fourth time in as many years, New Richmond senior J.R. Forsee was crowned the Southern Buckeye Conference 285pound champion. The senior defeated Cohen Canter of Amelia via pin in one minute, 22 seconds. “I had a lot of fun doing it and met a lot of good people as well,” Forsee said. “I love the fact that I won it four years in a row, but I kind of felt bad my freshmen year winning it from a senior.” That senior was Paschal Lanigan of BethelTate and Forsee pinned him in five minutes, 15 seconds. One honor the senior received for the first time is the SBC American Division Wrestler of the Year. Forsee shared the honor with Chip Ratcliff of Bethel this season. “It means a lot, especially knowing not a lot of heavyweights win it,” Forsee said about receiving the honor. “It just means a lot that the coaches think enough of me to give me that award.” Coming of a seventhplace finish in the 285pound division at the Division II state meet, the senior is taking things one step at a time as he prepares to make another deep state run. “Right now my focus is on sectionals and to win

Batavia’s Gabe Archer, right, squares off against his opponent during his 182-pound first-round match at the OHSAA state meet in Columbus in 2012. Archer won the 182-pound SBC title this season and was named National Division Wrestler of the Year. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Boys basketball

New Richmond’s J.R. Forsee wrestles during the opening round match at the state tournament in Columbus in 2012. Forsee won his fourth-consecutive SBC 285-pound title and was named American Division Co-Wrestler of the Year.


» Batavia lost to Deer Park 55-16, Feb. 9. Dillon Gilbert led the Bulldogs with five points. The Bulldogs got 15 points from Alex White and 14 from Gilbert in a 52-46 loss to Hillsboro Feb. 11. Batavia got 15 points from Gilbert and 13 from Kyle Schmidtgen in a 5553 loss to Gamble Montessori Feb. 12. Batavia overcame a four-point halftime deficit to knock off Middletown Madison 57-49, Feb. 14. White led with 21 points. » New Richmond got 17 points from Josh Heiden in a 69-61 loss to Cincinnati Country Day Feb. 12. » Williamsburg lost to St. Bernard 78-60, Feb. 12 despite 19 points from Kendal Young and 18 from Luke Workman. Williamsburg lost to Goshen 68-39, Feb. 16 to finish the regular season 11-11. Tanner Supe and


sectionals and after that districts,” he said. “We’ll see where we go from there.” Over in the SBC National Division, Batavia senior Gabe Archer took home Wrestler of the Year honors for the first time in his career. “It’s an honor,” the 182pounder said. “It just feels great that all my hard work is paying off and I’m being rewarded for it.” After finishing second at 195 pounds last season in the SBC, the senior earned his second conference championship this

New Richmond’s Josie Buckingham looks to battle through Marta Steward (35) and Haley Stewart (24) of Wyoming for a rebound during the 50-35 win in DII sectional play Feb. 16. The junior finished with a game-high 25 points. SCOTT

season after winning it at 171 as a sophomore. “It just felt good to get back on top,” he said. “Last year was kind of disappointing after not taking first (place).” Archer is also looking to make a run this postseason. After reaching the Division II state meet as a junior where he went 0-2, he hopes to utilize what he learned to make a run. “It just opened my eyes as to how much hard work I have to put in this year,” he said. “My goal is to get back there and hopefully make it on the podium.”

Colton Brown led with eight points. » Amelia defeated Taylor 58-33 on Feb. 12. Garrett Weaver led twith 12 points. » Danny Byrne scored scored 18 as McNicholas beat Anderson, 58-48, Feb. 15.

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» New Richmond defeated Clermont Northeastern 45-30, Feb. 9 behind 11 points from Maren Hance. Josie Buckingham reached the1,000 point plateau as she scored 31 points in a 5726 victory over Taylor Feb. 11. » Batavia lost to Amelia 56-49 in overtime Feb. 9. Sam McElfresh led the Lady Bulldogs with 22 points. » Amelia beat Batavia 56-49 in overtime. Junior Elise Whitesell had 15 points.

» (submitted) Glen Este 48, Amelia 43 on Feb. 12. Trailing 38-24 with a minute to play in the third quarter, a fourpoint first quarter behind them and a potentially disastrous fivepoint third period staring them in the face, Glen Este’s Trojans cranked up their defensive effort and went on a 20-0 run over the next seven minutes of play. Five quick points before the period ended provided some momentum and a driving offbalance layup by Katie Gaskill supplied the spark as the Trojans tallied the first 15 points of the final quarter. Hannah Carson’s three-pointer gave GE a 39-38 lead with three minutes to go, then Kelly Simon capped the run with another three, making it 44-38. Amelia rallied, cutting the lead to one, but two free throws each by Simon and Carson pushed the final score to 48-43, improving GE’s season record to 16-6 as they head into tournament play. Coach Paul McDonald’s Trojan JV team completed a superb season with a 20-2 mark, recording a 56-41 win over Amelia with double-digit scoring efforts from three players, Ashley Keith with 17, Brandi Brock at 15, and Emily Willenborg’s ten. Their 11-1 league record was the best in the ECC.

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The Amelia 5- and 6-year-old B Barons are the Clermont County Youth Football League Superbowl Champions for their age group. The team finished with a 14-1 record and were undefeated in the CCYFL. From left are: Front, Jake Mentz, Max Reid, Nolin Darnell, Brady Mentz, Colin Barth, Bo Harrison, Connor Barth and Brandon Baker; middle, Mason Shearer, Josh Hack, Chloe Vining, Russell Bingham, Carter Sleet, Caleb Herzog, Brady Shimer and Connor Pruitt; back, coach Shaun Pruitt, coach Shaad Barth, coach Jeremy Sleet, coach Branden Mentz and coach Jason Herzog. THANKS TO JEREMY SLEET

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» The Glen Este girls bowling team qualified for the district tournament by finishing fourth at Crossgate Lanes on Feb. 13. The Glen Este boys qualifed at Crossgate Lanes on Feb. 15 and also advanced to the district tournament Feb. 23 at Beavercreek. » At McNicholas, Tristan DuMont qualified for

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» Batavia: Sam Humbert, 132; Caleb Rose, 152; Gabe Archer, 195 » Williamsburg: Kendal Johnson, 106; Shane Jeffers, 152; Billy Cadawallder, 285 » Glen Este: Gage Branson, 106; Brandon Smith, 120; Matt Sicurella (champion) 126; Matt Kennedy, 170; Clayton McCune, 220; Seth Crissman, 285. » Amelia: Andy Clolinger, 106. » McNicholas: Tyler Gumbert (170)

Tournament wrestling

Wrestling’s sectional tournament concluded Feb. 16. The following individuals advanced to districts, which begin Feb. 22. » New Richmond: Nathan Rostetter, 113; Tristan Williams, 126; Clay Loadman, 145; Kevin Reid, 170; James White, 182; Justin Patrick, 195; Nathan Dixon, 220; J.R. Forsee, 285.




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be a “Remembrance Service” beginning at 2 p.m. in the Moscow School gym. This building survived the Libbee ‘37 flood, but Bennett suffered some COMMUNITY PRESS major damage GUEST COLUMNIST from the tornado; it has been restored and now stands as a symbol of Moscow’s past, present and future. To commemorate that ca-

tastrophe, this special event will include honored guests, music by local soloists, prayers by local pastors for those who have suffered such great losses. There will also be recognition of all volunteers who worked tirelessly in the days, weeks, months following this disaster. A prelude of music by the Community Choir, directed by Vickie Hale, will begin at 1:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served by the Moscow Alumni. “The 3 R’s of this Remembrance Service will help us to


Remember March 2 tornado at service

Some days and dates are engraved in our hearts and minds forever. For the people of southern Clermont County, the date is March 2, 2012. That was the day when a terrible tornado crossed the Ohio River and smashed into the tiny town of Moscow. It was just as if this historic town was the target in the bullseye of this storm. As we approach this first anniversary, we have decided to focus our hearts and hands on continuing our recovery. On Sunday, March 3, there will



reflect on our progress, to restore what has been damaged, and to rebuild what has been lost,” said Sharon Chambers, Moscow village council, and member of the committee. What a great opportunity to come together to express our appreciation to these hometown heroes, as well as encourage those who survived this deadly tornado. Libbie Bennett is a resident of Monroe Township. Other service committee members include Beth Nevel and Vickie Hale.

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Set goals during Heart Health Month The month of February has long been associated with the heart. After all, Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, a time to celebrate with your loved ones. In the spirit of all the little candy hearts that read “Be Mine,” “Crazy 4 U” and “Kiss Me,” we at the Clermont YMCA, would like to help you work on helping keep your loved ones around for a long time to come. For heart health, adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits can lead to a longer and more productive life. Heart health guidelines include staying active, maintaining a healthy

weight, managing stress, quitting smoking, knowing your numbers (cholesterol and blood pressure), avoiding or managing Villi Glaug COMMUNITY PRESS diabetes and knowing your GUEST COLUMNIST family history. The CDC recommends that all adults get 150 minutes of moderate-level cardiovascular activity, along with two or more days per week of strength training. While 150 minutes may seem like a lot,

you don’t have to do it all at once. Spread it out over the week. Break it into smaller chunks of time, perhaps 10 minutes at a time. How about a brisk 10-minute walk, three times per day, five days per week? This will give you 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity. It is recommended that you

consult with your physician before beginning any fitness program. Your physician can check your “numbers,” review your personal and family history, and suggest any limitations that might be needed. Here’s how to take those first steps. Think about your interests and motivation for heart health. Do you enjoy walking on a treadmill, taking classes or working out in natural settings? Do you prefer to workout with others or on your own? What has your previous experience been and what did you like or dislike about that experience? How do you plan

to fit exercise into your life and lifestyle? Take it slow, set small goals, and know that you may need to make adjustments. Some stumbling blocks are inevitable. Make friends and have fun. The Clermont Family YMCA is one of several county organizations working together through Clermont CAN (Coalition for Activity & Nutrition) that provide programs, facilities and staff to help you get started on your health goals and keep you motivated.

Vikki Glaug is the exercise specialist for older adults at the Clermont Family YMCA.

JobsOhio needs some legislative oversight

Recall the frequent visits to Ohio by Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign? In appearances with Ohio sidekick John Kasich, Mitt ballyhooed the success of the Kasich administration’s center piece for economic growth – JobsOhio. According to Romney and Kasich, Ohio’s improving economy was being driven by this privately-controlled, state-funded development firm. JobsOhio is a big deal for Kasich. Legislation passed in 2011 created and made it responsible for all of Ohio’s economic development efforts. It is a privately-managed nonprofit corporation designed to supersede Ohio’s Department of Development. Kasich and the Republican-controlled legislature plan to finance

JobsOhio, for 25 years, with profits generated from sales of alcohol by the Ohio Division of Liquor ConRich Jordan trol. Currently, COMMUNITY PRESS the DLC buys GUEST COLUMNIST and distributes all spirits sold by Ohio retailers. In 2011, those profits totaled $136.3 million in general revenues. Factoring increased consumption and pricing, experienced budget watchers estimate total dollars generated over the next 25 years could be as much as $7 billion. Considering these huge sums and the fact it is privately controlled, one might assume strict oversight procedures were written

into the JobsOhio bill. Not so. The legislature exempted JobsOhio from state open records regulations. Additional exclusions likely have Columbus lobbyists grinning, too. JobsOhio directors and employees are exempted from ethics regulations and routine financial audits. It is a sweet deal for the governor because he also has complete authority to appoint corporate directors and the audit committee. Legislative advice and consent is not required. The only opportunity lawmakers have for inquiry occurs when JobsOhio promises out tax credits or expenditures that would directly affect the state budget. Otherwise, spending $136.3 million is nobody’s business. All meetings, correspondence and financials of JobsOhio are

protected from public review. Even their basic measurement of success, return on investment, is top secret. Since inception, JobsOhio has been controversial. The Ohio Supreme Court has been asked to rule on the legality of its funding. The state constitution prohibits the passage of laws that grant special corporate powers or the lending of Ohio’s credit to a private business, so two Democratic legislators have signed on to a suit challenging the constitutionality of the liquor sales transfer. More recently, JobsOhio director, James Leftwich was terminated when a Dayton newspaper discovered he violated ethics laws by failing to advise supervisors that he was also doing work for his private consulting firm. Even worse,

his paid consulting is for Wright State University and it rewards Leftwich with partial ownership in start-up businesses that utilize research conducted at the university. JobsOhio is a big idea and this will be its first fully operational year. So far, it seems the biggest issue with the program is poor oversight. The legislature can amend the law if Republicans would dare to challenge Kasich. That seems unlikely, so instead we’re left to trust the governor to competently manage the operation. I recall the words of Ronald Reagan “trust but verify.”

der why Wednesday wasn't considered.”

ends, but what is sent out on a Saturday unless it is something that someones life depends on.”

Rich Jordan is an executive committee member of the Clermont County Democratic Party. He lives in Miami Township.

CH@TROOM NEXT QUESTION How will the Horseshoe Casino, scheduled to open March 4 in downtown Cincinnati, affect Cincinnati? Do you plan to patronize the casino? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Feb. 13 question “Will you miss U.S. Postal Service mail delivery on Saturday’s? Why or why not?”

mail these days is junk that goes straight to the recycle bin. If you want it fast, fax or scan and email.”

“I depend heavily on USPS Priority Mail Service in my tax business, but nobody who uses these services expects delivery faster than a few days. “There is no delivery on Sunday and eliminating Saturdays is no big deal. UPS and FEDEX do not deliver on Saturdays? “Most of what comes in the

“Yes, I will miss Saturday delivery. It has always been interesting to me that it was only ever reported that it would be Saturday that would be dropped. So many businesses now operate seven days/week, and folks have lamented that even on Thanksgiving stores were open, I won-


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“Absolutely not. I've said this time and time again, if the USPS wants to cut costs, eliminate the Saturday mail. “What is so important for the normal household that you must get mail on Saturday that cannot wait until Monday? “Almost all major offices and corporations are closed on weekends, retail is open week-

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“Yes, I will miss Saturday deliveries. We operate three businesses from our home and get a lot of mail every day so we will now be buried in mail on Mondays with the lack of a Saturday delivery! I also rely on the Saturday pickup to get things to their destinations by Monday.”

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



New center helps kids be kids By Jeanne Houck

MILFORD — It doesn’t matter whether they have cerebral palsy, Down syndrome or spina bifida - they’re children, and children want to ride bikes. That’s the opinion of staff at Leap Beyond Therapy, a pediatric physical-therapy center for youths with special needs that recently opened the Leap Beyond Adaptive Bike Center at its quarters on U.S. 50 in Milford. The center has a dozen demonstration bikes on hand that can be adapted to suit the needs of chil-

dren. Children can sit on the bikes whiles their parents consider purchases. “For most, this is the first time they have ever sat upon a bike, and seeing their expression as Smith they ‘take a ride’ is the reason the staff at Leap have made the establishment of a bike center a priority,” said Brittan Priestas, marketing and volunteer coordinator for Leap Beyond Therapy. “The mission of the

center is to provide a onestop shop for families seeking an adaptive bike for their child with special needs.” Jennifer Smith, coowner of Leap Beyond Therapy, said, “One of our primary goals at Leap Beyond Therapy is for our children to lead independent, fun-filled lives. Adaptive bikes allow this to occur in a safe manner, with a therapeutic benefit.” “Every child, including our children at Leap Beyond Therapy, wants to ride a bike,” Smith said. “It’s our job to make that happen.” The center will host a bike day the first Tues-

Staff at the just-opened Leap Beyond Adaptive Bike Center in Milford will help parents find bikes equipped for the needs of their children. On hand are about a dozen bikes, like these samples. PROVIDED

day of each month, where people can get free bicycle evaluations. Visit to reserve a spot. Not only will Leap Beyond staff help families choose bikes, staff will help families pursue

grants and other funding options to buy the bikes. “Working with the Leap Beyond Adaptive Bike Center is a great opportunity for parents and children because Leap Beyond is solely committed to achieving the best outcomes for their cli-

Union Twp.’s Stahl turns trouble into treasure By Jeanne Houck


When half of her fellow employees at a medical billing company in Anderson Township were laid off, Kelly Stahl of Eastgate saw the writing on the wall. Instead of retreating to her couch with a gallon of ice cream, Stahl decided to change up the script. She started Clean Claim MD, also a medical billing company, in February 2010 in a two-room office in Eastgate, putting in 12 to 14 hours a day on borrowed computers. In mid-February, Stahl moved her business to larger quarters on McMann Road in Withamsville, where she employs eight people. Stahl doesn’t like to brag about herself, but her husband will. “We are very excited to have outgrown our last location in Eastgate in just three years,” Scott Stahl said. “With her tenacity to work hard and collect ev-

Kelly Stahl of Eastgate, third woman from left, recently moved her medical billing company to Withamsville to accommodate the business' expansion, which she said her employees were instrumental in making happen. Some of them are Michael Clark of Covington, Ky., is in back and the others, from left: Paige Fulton of Eastgate, Geri Murphy of Williamsburg, Stahl, Glory Goringer of Cleveland, from Stahl's software company, and Charity Bialczak of Milford. PROVIDED

ery dollar that was due to her clients, her business began to grow to where she had five people in those same two small offices. “When space interfered with productivity and there was not another empty desk around to hire more staff, it was time to find her a new building,” Stahl said. Stahl said the building

they moved to in Withamsville had been vacant for years. “It had the perfect footprint to accommodate her growing business, with ample room to continue to grow,” Stahl said. Kelly Stahl said the idea of starting her own company was daunting at first. “I knew there would

be expenses and a period of working for free,” Stahl said. “I had just left my job, so how did that seem like a good idea?” “I believed that I had a strong enough business plan, but without clients, it was nothing more than numbers on a piece of paper,” Stahl said. “What propelled us to our continued success is our relentless position on get-

ting our clients paid for the service they perform.” “When we increased all of our clients’ revenue - some by double - they began talking about us to their colleagues and we continue to grow by double digits as a result,” Stahl said. Stahl advises anyone who wants to start their own business to think it through very carefully – and to run their business plan past professionals. “Expect long hours with little or no pay at the beginning, and did I mention a lot of sleepless nights?” she said. “When you get big enough to hire, hire amazing people.” “My staff of eight is my titanium gears that make this machine run,” Stahl said. “I couldn’t grow without them sharing my vision and their commitment to working just as hard as I do for my clients.” For more, visit ClermontCounty.


The West Clermont Board of Education Nov. 26 honored seven district employees as part of a new Employee Recognition program. The employees received certificates and public recognition for their service in the district. From left, Summerside Elementary cafeteria manager Melva Green, Brantner Elementary head custodian Charlie Green, Brantner Elementary teacher Kathy DeMougin, Brantner Elementary teacher Ann Marie Thornton, Amelia Elementary head custodian Gary Davis, Glen Este High School teacher Jim Davis and Merwin Elementary instructional aide Cindy Begue. ROXANNA BLEVINS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK Green offers sponsor testimony on AUP audits legislation State Representatives Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) and Doug Green (R-District 66) Feb. 11 testified before the House State and Local Government Committee in support of House Bill 6, which strives to lower auditing costs for political subdivisions and increase these entities’ participa-

tion in audits. Specifically, House Bill 6 codifies the Ohio Auditor of State’s policy regarding the option for allowing, in certain situations, an Agreed-Upon Procedures (AUP) audit, which is a lower-cost auditing method that permits eligible government agencies to save money and time without sacrificing accountability. These audits provide less-formal presenta-

tions of findings and are ultimately more cost-effective and less timeconsuming, allowing savings of 25 to 50 percent of full audit costs. “Our goal is to reward those entities that perform to a high standard,” said Thompson. “House Bill 6 does exactly that.” “With shrinking budgets in local governments, we need to find ways to reduce expenses

without undermining the integrity of the process and the public trust,” said Rep. Green. “This is an opportunity to allow that to happen.” Currently, the Auditor of State’s Office is responsible for auditing all public offices in Ohio, a total of more than 5,700 entities that include schools, libraries, local governments and state agencies. The costs of the audits are borne by

the audited entities. In 2012, the Auditor of State’s Office expanded its policy on AUP audits to include public offices with annual expenditures of up to $5 million. According to this new policy, as many as 1,400 government entities may quality for an AUP audit, which will reduce audit costs and preserve accountability to the taxpayers.


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County assumes road obligation By Roxanna Blevins

MIAMI TWP. — The Clermont County Commissioners recently authorized county Engineer Patrick Manger to demand payment from two developers for unfinished paving projects. The commissionerscertified the developers had defaulted on the terms and conditions of Proud performance and maintenance bonds secured by Lexon Insurance Co. The developers, Garry Brasch Custom Homes, Inc. and The PhilCon Group, failed to complete pavement of streets and sidewalks in the Eagles Watch and Middleton Oaks subdivisions, respectively. Both subdivisions are in Miami Township. “The board of county commissioners is obligated to complete the performance thereof,” said Craig Risner, deputy surveyor for the county engineer’s office. The claim filed for the Eagle’s Watch project includes a street bond amounting to $14,000 and a sidewalk bond for $12,840. The payment for the Middleton Oaks project also includes a street bond and a sidewalk bond, in the amounts of $18,000 and $15,080, respectively. The amount required to complete the projects in both cases exceeds the amounts of the bonds, said Risner. The estimated cost for the completion of the Eagle’s Watch project is $16,750.15, which is $3,910.15 more than the insurance claim. The cost to complete Middleton Oaks is $16,600, or $1,520 more than the claim. The commissioners expressed concern over the differences between the bonds and the estimated costs for completion of the projects. “So we underestimated the bond, and we get to pay the difference?” asked Commissioner Ed Humphrey.





Three Clermont County World War II veterans, from left, John Dinka, Carl "Fuzzy" Sims and Don Fairbanks received the French Legion of Honor Medal during ceremonies at the Tri-State Warbird Museum Feb. 12. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

WWII veterans from Clermont County receive France’s highest honor By Chuck Gibson

Tuesday, Feb. 12, is a day that will live forever in the memories of John Dinka of Batavia Township, Don Fairbanks of Union Township and Carl “Fuzzy” Sims of Williamsburg. The three World War II veterans were presented with the French Legion of Honor Medal in a ceremony at the Tri-State Warbird Museum. “It’s always a good time when we can honor veteran heroes,” said Frank Morrow, Clermont County Veterans Services Commissionm officer. “These three gentlemen are part of the greatest generation. Awarding them the French Legion of Honor Medal is the least we can do.” The French Legion of Honor was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to recognize extraordinary contributions to the country. The award is France’s highest distinction and membership is restricted to French nationals. However, France officials allow U.S. veterans who risked their life during World War II fighting in French to be honored. “They deserve every bit of recognition we can give them,” Morrow said. Colonel Troy D. Kok, commander, 11th Aviation Command at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, was the keynote speaker. Each man was presented with the “Knight of the Legion of Honor” medal by Kok. He described how each distinguished himself during his service in French territory. Kok shared the stories of the sacrifice they made and how Fuzzy Sims nearly died during one of many beach landings he made during the war. “It means more than you’d ever know,” said Sims following the ceremony. “Sir, you have to be there to understand. When I served this country, I served it with pride.” Sims, 90, earned the Bronze Star for his service with the 5th Army, which is known for driving the Germans out of France. John Dinka fought with the 101st Airborne during the “Battle of the Bulge.” He earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart from a campaign where he made several jumps behind enemy lines. “It means the world to me,” the 92-year old Dinka said about being recognized by the French. “I was so happy to do it

at that time and I still am happy that I did it.” Morrow read a statement written by Dinka expressing his thanks to Clermont County, the United States, the veteran’s commission, and those involved in recognizing what he did. “It was a strong statement of humility, duty and honor. It was a powerful message of how he served and risked his life for all of us back home so we would have the opportunity to grow up and do good things to honor those who sacrificed for our freedom. He didn’t do it for the awards,” Morrow said. He did it “just the young children growing up,” said Dinka. Fairbanks was a tail gunner on a B-24 with the “Carpetbaggers” in the 8th Air Force. He flew more than 30 missions getting supplies to the French and Belgium underground resistance organizations. The B-24 flew low altitude and they never went to the same place twice. “We were just kids then,” said Fairbanks. “It was all new. Nobody had ever done anything like this before. It was a new experience every day. It was not routine. Every day was something different.” Fairbanks believes he may be the only one from his outfit to receive this honor. “We meet once a year,” Fairbanks said. “As far as I know, I may be the only one so far. Flying shaped Fairbanks’ life. He never stopped flying; logging more than 33,000 flight hours in 335 different aircraft.

At 92, he continues to operate his helicopter flight training business today. His wife, Pat Fairbanks, and his daughter, Carol Clayton, were on hand for the award ceremony. “It shaped my life because I worked for him down at Lunken Airport,” Clayton said. “I was one of their flight instructors.

He left the service because somebody offered him a flying job. Now he teaches helicopter training. I’m so proud of him.” “It’s humbling. This is the history of our country,” said U.S. Army Second Lt. Matthew Pelletier, aide-de-camp to Kok, from Fort Knox. “Men like these; they broke their backs in

dangerous places, places that are now safe because of their sacrifices. It’s just an honor to be here and see them all in one place.” Morrow called them heroes. Fairbanks said “hero” is a nice word. Visit:

Colonel Kok helps Carl “Fuzzy” Sims display a shadow box with all his service medals and photo from his service in World War II. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS World War II Veteran John Dinka received the French Legion of Honor Medal during ceremonies held at the Tri-State Warbird Museum Feb. 12. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Colonel Troy Kok helps Don Fairbanks display a shadow box with all his service medals and photo from his WWII service. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD 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 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.

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Framing a Mirror with Tile, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Training Room. Workshop for women. Create Pinterest-inspired mirror frame using mosaic tiles. Set and grout mosaic tiles. Free. 6881654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

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.

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. 575-2102. 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. Holy Trinity Church Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity, Connelly Hall, 725 Wood St., Fish with sides and drink, homemade desserts, split-the-pot and more. $4-$9. Presented by Holy TrinityBatavia. 732-2218, ext. 112. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., 388-4466; 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. $6. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Music - Acoustic The Dishes, 7:30-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Featuring MJ Stallings and Heather Buckley. Free. 843-6040; greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

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, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. $15. Registration required. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

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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.

Come to the Islands, 6:30-11 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 LovelandMiamiville Road, Cocktail hour featuring beverages from the tropics, performance by Walnut Hills Steel Drum Band and sit-down dinner featuring Caribbean-inspired cuisine. Dancing, cabanas, tiki bar and cigar retreat. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Ohio Valley Voices. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Ohio Valley Voices. 791-1458; Loveland. A Day for Today’s Woman, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Nagel Middle School, 1500 Nagel Road, Breakfast, lunch, choice of two from 18 workshops, keynote speaker Kerry Kane Miller and fashion show by TJ Maxx. Workshops: discovering your inner Monet with hands-on art class, learn about Pinterest, Clinique make up tips, etc. For women. Benefits Forest Hills Foundation for Education. $40. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills Foundation for Education. 616-5119; 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

Clubs & Organizations Clermont County Historical Society Meeting, 12:30 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Room S143 of Snyder Hall. Ron Hill talks about Civil War sites in Clermont County. Free. Presented by Clermont County Historical Society. 753-8672; Batavia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

THURSDAY, FEB. 28 Auctions It’s Almost Spring Quarter Auction, 7-9 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Bring friends, snacks and drinks; also available. Benefits less-fortunate children. Paddles: $2 each or three for $5. 8318613. 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 Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Music - Blues Singer Tana Matz will perform at the Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St. in New Richmond, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. For more information, call 843-6040 or visit SAM GREENE FOR METROMIX 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. 237-4574. Amelia.

Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Music - Country Tana Matz, 7:30-10 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

Nature 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. 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. Winter Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Meet at upper lot. Hike to look for winter birds. Dress to be outdoors and bring binoculars. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Vernal Pools Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Hedgeapple Trail. Search for amphibian eggs and insects while learning about the importance of wetlands. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 24 Cooking Classes Fresh Loaf: Artisanal Bread Baking for the Beginner, 1-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Elizabeth Robinson teaches how to bake the perfect loaf of bread from fresh ingredients to presentation. $45. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

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. 8319876. Milford.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt

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. 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.

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. 25 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 highenergy 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.

Nature Maple Syrup for Homeschool, 10 a.m., Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50, For homeschool groups. Tape trees, collect sap and turn it into syrup. $4. Registration required by Feb. 15. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Owensville.

Religious - Community Monday Meals, 6-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Community meal. Free, donations accepted. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, FEB. 26 Exercise Classes 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, $6. 237-

4574. Amelia. Mat Yoga, 6 p.m.-7:10 p.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $5. 2374574. Amelia. Stress-Free Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, O’Bannon Room. Weekly through April 2. Instructor: Julie Lusk. Ages 18 and up. $60. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

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. 27 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Benefits Soccer Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Benefits Beechmont Soccer Club Eagles. Presented by Beechmont Soccer Club Eagles. 947-9464. Union Township.

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. Stress-Free Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Weekly through April 3. Instructor: Julie Lusk. Ages 18 and up. $60. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. Beyond Basic Yoga, 7-8:30 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Weekly through April 3. Instructor: Julie Lusk. Ages 18 and up. $60. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

Karl Dappen, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Saxophonist plays during Crafting Time. Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

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, MARCH 1 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. Holy Trinity Church Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity, Connelly Hall, $4-$9. 732-2218, ext. 112. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466; 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, $6. 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, MARCH 2 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.

Exercise Classes 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.



Stuffed pork tenderloin nice enough for guests, Easter Yesterday, granddaughter Eva and I shared a simple country pleasure. We went for a walk down my path that leads to the East Fork River. She wanted to see if the watercress was growing in our little spring-fed pool along the path and if the “Easter grass” (wild onions) was Rita up yet. Heikenfeld Well, no RITA’S KITCHEN watercress for our salad, but the wild onions were growing in little patches along an old stone wall. There was a bonus, too: Wild yellow aconite was poking through layers of fallen leaves and snow all over the hill. What a surprise that was. I think this is the earliest yet that I’ve seen both of these harbingers of spring. The aconite’s neon yellow petals look delicate but are sturdy enough to survive under a layer of snow. The flowers have a history, too. Our friend Ike Leaf, of blessed memory, tossed the first handful of seeds on top of the hill years ago. “When they drop seeds, they’ll tumble down the hill and eventually cover it,” he said. And they have. Check out my blog for a photo of Eva picking wild aconite.

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served. My friend, Mary Lee Olinger, an Anderson Township reader, first shared this with me a while back. She had eaten this stuffed pork at the home of her friend, Mary Ann Myers. My latest version includes fresh parsley and Romano cheese. Make sure you use pork tenderloin and not the loin, because the loin won’t cook in the time given. Check a few minutes before it’s done – I roast my pork to 145 or so (see my tip below). Use ready-made pesto or my homemade. Even though Easter is weeks away, you might want to save this recipe for Easter dinner, it’s that good. 2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed Ready-made or homemade pesto Romano cheese, grated (or Parmesan) Pine nuts Butcher string Fresh chopped parsley and extra cheese for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice the tenderloin, lengthwise, not quite all the way through. Spoon pesto until it fills

(and overflows a bit) the cavity. Gently tie roast in three places to keep it together. Place on sprayed baking pan. Sprinkle a good amount of cheese and nuts over roast. Bake until done (145 degrees). In my oven it takes about 25-30 minutes; it may take longer in yours. If the pine nuts start to get too brown, tent meat with foil. Let rest about 10 minutes, tented with foil. After slicing, sprinkle with parsley and more cheese. This feeds four to five people.

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Howdy folks, Last week Ruth Ann and I made homemade noodles for two days. We had 16 pounds. They are good. Some of our neighbors and family got some. We get the “Good Old Days” magazine. There were stories in there about raising pigs, calves, lambs on the bottle. We have done this. We had a sow who had babies and then died. There were two babies, so we took them in the house and used a bottle to feed them. We kept them in the basement for a couple of days until an-

other sow started having babies and we put them in the pen with her. The sow didn’t George know they Rooks were not OLE FISHERMAN her babies. While the pigs were in the basement, we fed them every two hours. We had a toy collie pup, and when the pigs started squealing for something to eat the pup would come upstairs and wake us up. After they were fed, them and the

pup went back to sleep together. This happened when we were farming. Those were good days, lots of hard work and long days. We got up at 4:30 a.m. and went to bed around 10 p.m. Last Friday evening, the Monroe Grange had a pillowcase making evening. Some 22 pillowcases were made for the children that are in Children’s Hospital with cancer. When they come back to their room from treatment, there is a bright new pillowcase for them. This gives them a little cheer. Then they can take it home with

them. The Monroe Grange has done this for a few years. There were 14 people there. This was a very exciting and good fellowship evening. Anytime we can do something to make a person’s life a little better, this is what the Lord wants us to do, like opening a door at church for someone on crutches, in a wheelchair or anything else. Now don’t forget the Farmers Institute at Buford Feb. 22. They will have food to sell and a very interesting evening with several items to bid on. The food is available from 4 p.m. til 6 p.m. and






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remarked how they had stacked so many floors on top of each other. Lum told Abner to close his mouth or he would sunburn the roof of his mouth. I was talking to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop at Afton. He said several folks were still fishing and catching some great crappie and bluegills. On Feb. 24 there will be another winter crappie tournament. We have Direct T.V. and there is a program called “Gentle Giants.” This is about big horses, Clydesdales, Percheron and others. This was the first time we have seen this program. I tella you folks, since I grew up farming, my Dad had work horses. What a joy it was for me to work them. Dad was a blacksmith and shod horses. He made the horseshoes for the horses. I remember turning the handle on the forge to keep the fire going. I would be watching Dad and forget to keep turning the blower. Dad would say, “keep turning so the fire will be hot.” I didn’t know, but this was a special time for me. Ruth Ann will put in a recipe. We have had requests for more recipes. This is a potato casserole she fixes for our family get together on Easter. 8 medium sized potatoes, cooked with the skins on, along with 2 bay leaves. Don’t cook until mushy. Shred the chilled potatoes and a little onion. About 25 minutes. Cool. Mix 1 can cream of celery or cream of chicken soup, 1-1/2 cups sour cream 1/4 cup melted margarine 1-1/2 cups grated cheese. Stir all this into potatoes and put in a buttered 9X13 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, then sprinkle with crushed corn flakes and more cheese and bake 5 minutes more. We found if you put the cheese on first then the corn flakes it works a little better.

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then the program begins at 7 p.m. Now for breakfast last week, Ruth Ann fixed bacon/gravy and biscuits. That makes a great breakfast that a feller like me can go til noon and of course the cook, too. With Easter getting close, the churches will be having special music so keep track of the different churches. The Bethel Community Choir will be singing “Upon this Rock” at the Palm Sunday evening service March 24 at the Bethel United Methodist Church, probably at 6 p.m. Come early to get a good seat. The Nazarene Church choir will be singing their cantata Sunday morning, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. Their choir will be singing parts of their cantata on Wednesday evening of the Holy Week services. The Salt Air church will be having Sunrise Services on Easter morning the 31st of March, then have a big breakfast. The Bethel Baptist Church usually has a breakfast following the Community Sunrise Service, so watch for the different church activities. When we went to the Brethern Church many years ago, the Sunrise Service was always special, and after they had a great breakfast. The Sunrise Services at the Betheren Church on Ohio 727 close to Stonelick Lake was special to us as we could watch the sun come up and think about the time Christ arose from the tomb. The other day while watching television, there were steps in a mall that move. They are called “escalator.” I remember the first time my brother ever saw them. A neighbor went downtown Cincinnati and took my brother. He told me he had seen something he had never seen before, steps that you could stand on and they would take you up to another floor. Now I remember the first time I ever saw this, too. This made me think about a story about “Lum and Abner” when they went to a big town. Abner

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UC Clermont sends a call out for artists The Park National Bank Art Gallery organizers at UC Clermont College is now accepting applications for the juried art gallery 2013-2014 season. The 1,000-square-foot gallery is suited to a variety of 2D and 3D art installations such as painting,

sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and more. The Gallery Selection Committee will review applications and make selections for the upcoming academic year. The gallery is in a highly visible area in the Snyder building, Room S140, on the UC

Clermont College campus in Batavia. Entries must be post marked by March 15. The gallery selection committee will meet in April to jury applications and make selections. The results will be mailed May 1. Any artist living in the United States is eligible. All styles and media are eligible. Any artist who has been awarded a solo

show at the UC Clermont Art Gallery must wait two years to apply again. There are no entry fee to apply. Submissions for individuals must have 10 images of a consistent body of work in either photograph or JPEG on CD format. Group applications must have 20 images in either photograph or JPEG on CD format represent-

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Locust Corner Community Church UMC

Easter Sunday early church sunrise service is 8 a.m., immedi-

ately 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. The church is at 917 Locust Corner Road, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Withamsville Church of Christ Mini School enrollment begins at 9 a.m. Monday, March 4. This Friday preschool is for pottytrained children ages 4 years or older before Oct. 1. This is a free preschool program. Enrollment is at the church building. Call 752-9819 with questions. The church is at 846 Ohio Pike, Withamsville; 752-9819;

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POLICE REPORTS PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Rosella M. Dooley, 35, 559 E. Main St., theft, Jan. 27. Timothy A. Vandergriff, 41, 3306 Cole Road, domestic violence, Jan. 28. Kevin V. Simpson, 41, 13101 Purdy Road, receiving stolen property, Jan. 27. Anthony J. Smith, 29, 1675 Ohio Pike, warrant, Jan. 30.

Incidents/Investigations Burglary TV, etc. taken; $1,931 at 1293 White Oak #2, Jan. 29. Laptop computer taken; $900 at 736 Locust Corner, Jan. 29. Sexual imposition Female stated this offense occurred in vehicle at area of Bennett and Gaskins Roads, Feb. 4. Theft X-box, games, etc. taken; $401 at 1166 Ohio Pike, Jan. 29. Vandalism Ground wires cut and removed at Duke Energy at Old Ohio 52, Jan. 31.

BATAVIA Arrests/Citations Jarred R. Miller, 24, 3457 Orchard Drive, warrant, Jan. 24. William R. Hannah, 26, 78 Ann St., warrant, Jan. 25. Kellie M. Edwards, 31, 358 Apple Road, warrant, Feb. 1. Lesley P. Craig, 41, 4260 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, warrant, Feb. 1. Emily A. Seebree, 30, 3227 Old State Road, warrant, Feb. 2. Joseph Dillon, 25, 9382 Mobile Acres, drug instrument, Feb. 2.

Incidents/Investigations Criminal mischief Stone wall damaged at 220 E. Charles St., Jan. 21. Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $5.45 at East Main Street, Jan. 24. Playstation system, etc. taken; $2,116 at 205 Clark St., Feb. 1.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/Citations Kendra D. Wright, 37, 757 Loda Drive, assault, Feb. 1. William J. Cione Jr., 23, 2877 Mossy Brink, warrant, Feb. 1. Hannah Katzenstein, 18, 4629 Courtwood Circle, assault, Feb. 1. Ryan S. Sweeney, 24, 640 Charwood, theft, drug instruments possession, Feb. 1. Nadine M. Pumpelly, 21, 3982 Germania, domestic violence, Feb. 1. Brant E. Walker, 28, 4919 Ebersole Ave. #236, domestic violence, Feb. 2. Jennifer M. Baeza, 25, 3994 Brandychase Way, wrongful entrustment, Feb. 2. Juvenile, 16, , underage consumption, Feb. 2. Nathan T. Allison, 19, 5759 Belfast Owensville Lane, vandalism, domestic violence, criminal damage, Feb. 2. Josh Allison, 23, 1105 Shayler Road #B6, offenses involving underage person, Feb. 2. Ruben Garcia-Salas, 25, 3994 Brandychase, no drivers license, fictitious registration, Feb. 2.

Israel J. Cook, 40, 3970 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 2. Lucy V. Clutier, 29, 3970 Piccadilly, obstructing official business, Feb. 2. Connie Davis, 54, 3973 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 2. Steven J. Lehman, 54, 3973 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 2. Stephanie K. Ivers, 43, 3970 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 2. Gabriella L. Prince, 20, 4956 W. Fork Road, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 2. Marcia Y. Wood, 29, 3973 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 2. Leah M. Thompson, 35, 1792 Summit Hills, driving under suspension, Feb. 2. Randy D. Hughes Jr., 24, 824 Clough Pike, warrant, Feb. 2. Michael D. Ferguson, 32, 4720 Tealtown, warrant, Feb. 2. Stephanie M. Ell, 24, 824 Clough Pike, obstructing official business, Feb. 2. Toney E. Mcmurray, 49, Lot A Market St., warrant, Feb. 3. Anthony P. Brown, 36, 42236 Gensen Loop, criminal trespass, theft, drug possession, Feb. 3. Miranda M. Shuemake, 27, 7926 Hartman Road, theft, Feb. 3. Justin L. Bowling, 34, 1422 Ohio 125, warrant, Feb. 3. Bjoern Elligsen, 18, 4610 Hallandale Drive, underage consumption, Feb. 3. Nathanial J. Levy, 18, 7730 Bowen Road, underage consumption, Feb. 3. Kristy L. Hook, 31, 4795 Stoneybrook, theft, forgery, Feb. 3. James Clark, 53, 4394 Eastwood #3116, theft, Feb. 3. Tiana Y. Rivera, 25, 2780 Chilo Cemetary Road, disorderly conduct, Feb. 3. John R. Connelly Ii, 28, 5 Drake Drive, disorderly conduct, Feb. 3. Erin E. Brannum, 28, 35 Sioux Court, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 4. Nicholas Cramer, 26, 650 Carefree Drive, warrant, Feb. 4. Tyler R. Brabant, 19, 6812 Plum St., warrant, Feb. 4. Mark R. Phillips, 48, 11452 Rose Lane, warrant, Feb. 4. Alexander J. Leary, 18, 744 Rue Center #C, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 4. Taylor D. Lenhardt, 18, 744 Rue Center #C, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 4. Heather N. Brate, 23, 600 University Lane #204, drug instrument, theft, paraphernalia, Feb. 4. Cassandra E. Baker, 30, 4394 Eastwood #3114, drug instruments, Feb. 4. Sara L. Niebuhr, 23, 3819 Rohling Oaks #709, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 4. Jimmy J. Green, 46, 4783 Timberknoll Drive, drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 4. Michael C. Surface, 23, 3537 Mccafferty Road, defrauding a livery or hostelry, assault, Feb. 4. Nichole L. Hoffard, 22, 5 Arbor Circle #518, criminal trespass , Feb. 5. Daniel M. Deweese, 21, 1122 Orchard Lane, criminal trespass, Feb. 5. Amber L. Martin, 24, Homeless, drug instruments, Feb. 5. Robert M. Hanley, 28, 2124 Old Ohio 32, theft, Feb. 5. Karrie E. Hart, 36, 4311 Cider Mill, warrant, Feb. 5. Heather M. Bryant, 28, 3977 Piccadilly, theft, Feb. 5.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. Kimberly R. Dalton, 42, 6220 Vineyard Trace, warrant, Feb. 5. Mark W. Eglian Jr., 23, 599 Clough Pike, warrant, Feb. 6. Juvenile, 14, , drug abuse, possession of drugs, Feb. 6. Brandon E. Patrick, 26, 4440 Hartman Lane, criminal trespass, Feb. 6. Dylan G. Frey, 19, 846 Staghorn Drive, driving under suspension, Feb. 6. Sean R. Mckeehan Ii, 21, 3893 Bennett Road #9, drug abuse, paraphernalia, drug possession, Feb. 6. Robert M. Hanley, 28, 2124 Old Ohio 32, warrant, Feb. 6. Cassandra E. Baker, 30, 4394 Eastwood, warrant, Feb. 6. Mark Mecker, 34, 730 Ohio Pike , consumption in vehicle, driving under suspension, Feb. 7.


At Surplus Warehouse at 609 Ohio Pike, Feb. 1. Burglary At Beechwood South Apartments at 464 Piccadilly Sq., Feb. 5. Child endangering At Maple Glen Apartments at 730 Ohio Pike, Feb. 6. Domestic violence At Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Feb. 1. At Shayler Road, Feb. 2. At Apple Lane, Feb. 3. Menacing At Beechwood South Apartments at 486 Piccadilly, Feb. 5. Theft At Logan's Roadhouse at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 1. At Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 1. At Elite Estate Auctions at 4311 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Feb. 1.

Aggravated robbery At 894 Staghorn Drive, Feb. 3. Assault At 757 Loda Drive, Feb. 1. At 4626 Blackberry Lane, Feb. 1. At Multi Color Corp. at 4053 Clough Woods, Feb. 3. At Glen Este Middle School at Glen Este Withamsville Road, Feb. 5. Breaking and entering

Criminal damage Sign damaged at skate park at 3390 Huntsman Trace, June 5. Burn marks on tables, posts and roof at Groh Park at , Aug. 8. Criminal mischief Vehicle spray painted at 10 Canary Lane, July 8. Theft Delivery package (cellphone) taken at 29 E. Main St. #2, Oct. 28. Vandalism Tires slashed on vehicle in area at Wooded Ridge, etc. , Jan. 26.

NEW RICHMOND Incidents/Investigations Criminal damage Window broken at 310 Washington St., Jan. 26. Theft Cellphone taken from office at New Richmond Middle School at Bethel New Richmond Road, Jan. 28.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/Citations Emily McCarthy, born 1966, 1591 Ohio 286, Williamsburg, theft, 4400 Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 6. Kristina Lynn Kern, born 1982, 1552 Woodville Pike, Loveland, theft, 1520 Thomaston Drive A, Amelia, Feb. 9. Samuel Thomas Kennell, born 1989, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, felonious assault - victim seriously harmed, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Feb. 6.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Samuel Thomas Kennell, born 1989, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, kidnapping - restrain liberty, 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Feb. 6. Sierra M. Burton, born 1988, 6105 Bramble Ave., Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, 2336 Williams Way, New Richmond, Feb. 6. William Anson Lawwill, born 1970, 2824 Bigam Road, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, 2824 Bigam Road, Batavia, Feb. 5. Steven Lloyd Oldham, born 1986, 411 N. Water St., Georgetown, receiving stolen property, 1414 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8 Robert Michael Hanley, born 1984, 2124 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, 2124 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Feb. 6. Juvenile, born 1995, 1231 Duncan Drive, Milford, assault, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 6. Travis Bell, born 1976, 600 University Lane, Batavia, prohibitions against consumption in motor vehicle, 600 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 7. Sean Ryan France, born 1990, 578 Trenton Ave., Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia , 200 University Lane Apt. 214, Batavia, Feb. 7. Sean Ryan France, born 1990, 578 Trenton Ave., Cincinnati, possessing drug abuse instruments, 200 University Lane Apt.214, Batavia, Feb. 7. Sean Ryan France, born 1990, 578 Trenton Ave., Cincinnati, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, 200 University Lane Apt. 214, Batavia, Feb. 7. Juvenile, born 1995, 1179 White Oak Road, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. Jeffrey Wade Buop, born 1994, 3991 Benjamin St., Cincinnati,

possession of drugs - marijuana, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. Juvenile, born 1997, 581 Hamblin Drive, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. Juvenile, born 1998, 3373 Huntsman Trace, Amelia, disorderly conduct, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. Jessica Anne Yacchari, born 1985, 2730 Ohio 222 #38, Bethel, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, Crane School House and Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 9. Jessica Anne Yacchari, born 1985, 2730 Ohio 222 #38, Bethel, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs .17 of 1 gram or more by weight of alcohol per 210 liters of breath, Crane School House and Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 9. Juvenile, born 1996, 1221 Glenwood, Amelia, criminal mischief, 50 South Deer Creek Drive, Amelia, Feb. 9. Juvenile, born 1996, 4417 Oslo Court, Cincinnati, criminal mischief, 50 South Deer Creek Drive, Amelia, Feb. 9. Kristi M. Cordes, born 1985, 20587 Fayetteville-Blanchester, Fayetteville, theft, 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Feb. 10. Alexis Frazee, born 1995, 318 Pleasant St., Mount Orab, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Jared C. McDaniel, born 1993, 1716 N. Marshall, Middletown, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Allison Jean Grothaus, born 1994, 6768 Oakland Road, Loveland, offenses involving underage persons - underage

LEGAL NOTICE Larry Mc New B-5 120 Market St NRO 45157 Darla Baker B-8 & 7-1 2367-1 Michael Dr. NRO 45157 Rick Bradshaw B-10 821 Maple Creek Rd Moscow, Ohio 45153 Thomas Reynolds A-4, 1-2 PO box 58 NRO 45157 Mike Prince A-1, C-7 Address Unknown Horace Roberson 3-7 2500 SR 132 NRO 45157 Sheldon Light 3-16 2872 Pond Run Rd NRO 45157 Roger Steffen 5-6,7-8 PO Box 11 Hebron Ky 41048 Greg Edwards 8-16 Address Unknown Mike Shelby 8-14 820 Birney Ln NRO 45157 Libby Higgenbotham-Edwards 7-14 1560 BNR Rd. #51 NRO 45157 Jessica Wagner 7-15 2045 E Hall Rd NRO 45157 Melissa Taylor 8-4 235 Mulberry St Felicity, Ohio 45120 Dana Galea P.O.Box 70 NRO 45157 Vicki Baldrick 1265 Bethel NR Rd NRO 45157 You are hereby notified that your personal property stored at Wolf Storage 851 Old 52 New Richmond, Ohio 45157 WILL BE SOLD 1001749147 AFTER 03/01/13 FOR PAYMENT DUE LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Classic Storage L.L.C., 1692 St, Rt. 28, Goshen, OH, the undersigned, will sell at public sale, the personal property stored with the undersigned: Angel McMullen, 5866 St Rt 132 Morrow, Ohio 45152 bin#509 (Furniture, bags/ boxes); Judith Graves, 602 Charles Snider Rd. Loveland, Ohio 45140 Unit#705 (Furniture, baby bed, totes/ misc.); Kym Campbell, 6711 Pin Oak Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#342 (Furniture, luggage, totes/ boxes, misc.); Betsy Godby, 2806 Cider Ln. Apt H Maineville, Ohio 45039 bin#349 (Furniture, boxes/tubs, misc.); Debra McAllister, 5110 Rolston Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45212 bin#231 (Furniture, boxes/tubs, misc.); Jordan Reed, 3643 N. Heartwood Rd. Amelia OH 45102 bin#241 (Furniture, boxes/tubs misc., full unit); David Scalf, 11556 SW 89 Ct. Ocala, FL 34481 bin #818/725(Furniture, wooden doll house, Hot Wheels collection in packaging, bikes, tubs/boxes); Justina Mast, 1492 Woodville Pk. 314 Carol Ct. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#127 (Furniture, bike, boxes/misc.); James Seaman, 6770 Park Cr. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#137 (Wheels/tire, doors & seats for cars.); Gregory Brusman 6907 Shiloh Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 bin#522 (Furniture, Honda 4 wheeler, toolboxes, lawnmower, electric sign, misc); Christine Dillinger, 1522 W. Meadow Brook Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#617 (Furniture, Old Winchester wooden box, trunk, old desk, boxes/misc.); Tracy Green 707 St Rt 28 Lot 416 Milford, OH 45150 bin#622(Furniture, glider bench, child’s playpen & toys ,wheelchair & walker, boxes/ misc); Jack Wise 6659 Manila Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 bin#636 (Furniture, bikes, tools, boxes/ misc.); Brian Bowman 979 Newberry Ave. Milford, OH 45150 bin#713 (Furniture, tools, chain saw, boxes/tubs,misc.); Sarah Brown 6121 St. Regis Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45236 bin#753 (furniture, weight equipment, boxes/tubs); Mabel Shepard 1511 Earl St. Apt B Commerce, TX 75428 bin#805,814 (Furniture, toys, misc.,both full to top); Donnie Richardson, 105 E. Broadway #23 Loveland, OH 45140 bin#824 (Computer, pictures, toys, boxes); Jeffrey Feakes, 1785 St Rt 28 Lot 248 Goshen, OH 45122 bin#841 (Craftsman roller Toolbox full, more tools, pot belly stove, tubs, furniture); Rachel Martin, 223 Park Ave. Franklin, OH 45005 bin#715 (Furniture, grill, boxes/misc.) ; Jason Martin, 1876 Main St. B Goshen, OH 45122 bin#749 (Quilt rack, 2 Guitar Hero guitars, Craftsman Tool box w/tools, bikes, tubs/misc.); Dominic Flannery, 58 Greenlawn Ln. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#746 (Furniture, fishing pole, full unit w/household goods); Adam Ramey, 969 St Rt 28 Lot 116 Milford, OH 45150 bin#807 (Furniture, trunk, boxes/misc.); Fred Martin 2430 Moler Rd. Goshen, OH 45122 bin#802 (Furniture, keyboard, boxes/misc.); Marilyn Tucker, 1705 Country Lake Goshen, OH 45122 bin#524 (Furniture, boxes/misc.); Springer Towing 77 Cosstown Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 bin#441 (Furniture, bike, toys, boxes/misc.) Your property may be obtained by you for the payment of the balance due plus all other expenses within 14 days of this notice or the same will be sold at public sale on March 7TH 2013 at 9:00 am until finished at 1692 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, OH 45122. Your last day to obtain your property will be March 5TH, 2013 at noon at: Classic Storage L.L.C. 1692 St. Rt. 28 Goshen, OH 45122-9705 1001749309

consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Angela Paolo, born 1994, 1580 Apple Hill Road, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Sarah Dean, born 1993, 7291 Tree Ridge Drive, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Matthew A. Cooper, born 1993, 11381 Smoky Row Road, Georgetown, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Stephanie Bare, born 1993, 4294 Trotters Way, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Jacob Daniel Fishback, born 1993, 1 Allison Court, Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Joseph T. Carver, born 1994, 1166 McKinley Court, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Tanner Bauer, born 1993, 4611 Trophy Lane, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Lawrence Charles Smith, born 1990, 4050 Blue Ridge Road, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - owner/ occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Juvenile, born 1995, 506 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume

beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Juvenile, born 1995, 522 Linda Way, Mount Orab, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Juvenile, born 1995, 901 Southwynd Trail, Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Morgan Turner, born 1994, 2235 Siesta Drive, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Danielle Andrea Morris, born 1976, 3825 Virginia Court, Cincinnati, criminal damaging/ endangering, 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. Danielle Andrea Morris, born 1976, 3825 Virginia Court, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - sell to/ purchase for, 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. Danielle Andrea Morris, born 1976, 3825 Virginia Court, Cincinnati, theft, 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. Juvenile, born 1998, 1380 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening, 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 11. Ginger Ann Hensley, born 1974, 2700 Airport Road, Bethel, assault, 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Feb. 11. Kevin Michael Thompson, born 1990, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, assault, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. Kevin Michael Thompson, born 1990, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, felonious assault, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. Kevin Michael Thompson, born 1990, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, resisting arrest, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11.

Kevin Michael Thompson, born 1990, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, unlawful restraint, 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. Sarah Lowell Johnson, born 1992, 1428 Glenwood Road, Batavia, criminal trespass - land premises of another, 500 University Lane, Batavia, Jan. 31. Gary Wayne Smith, born 1990, 3 Lori Lane #D, Amelia, theft deception, 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 31. Joseph Brian McCarthy, born 1982, 2972 West Holly Lane, Amelia, assault, 2593 LaurelLindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. Joseph Brian McCarthy, born 1982, 2972 West Holly Lane, Amelia, criminal damaging/ endangering, 2593 LaurelLindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. Joseph Brian McCarthy, born 1982, 2972 West Holly Lane, Amelia, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, 2593 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. Michael J. Wiederhold, born 1991, 4126 Zagar Road, Batavia, forgery, 39 Oak St., Amelia, Feb. 1. Brian Paul Frost, born 1965, 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, domestic violence, 2191 Ohio Pike #189, Amelia, Feb. 2. Danielle Renay Thomas, born 1985, 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 91, Bethel, obstructing official business, 2305 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Feb. 3. Lindsee Ann Evans, born 1982, 354 St. Andrews Drive #E, Cincinnati, theft, 2595 Poplar Ridge Drive, Bethel, Feb. 4. William Robert Hanna, born 1986, homeless, Amelia, violate protection order or consent agreement, 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, Feb. 4. Jessica Hanna, born 1982, homeless, violate protection order or consent agreement, 2220 Berry Road, Amelia, Feb. 4. Leah Anne Adams, born 1988, 500 University Lane #306, Batavia, burglary, 2304 Haven Drive, Batavia, Feb. 4.


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 1175 Dublin Rd. 3575 Columbia Road Columbus, Ohio 43215 Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (614) 486-6575 (513) 934-1512 ACI - Allied Construction Industries Village of New Richmond Light Ashburn Building 3 Kovach Dr. New Richmond, OH 45157 Cincinnati, Ohio 45215 (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

Aggravated menacing 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Jan. 30. Assault 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 5. 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. 700 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 11. 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. 244 North Meadow Court, Batavia, Jan. 30. 2593 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. Assault - knowingly harm victim 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Feb. 7. Breaking and entering 4259 Olive Branch-Stonelick Road, Batavia, Feb. 6. 1300 Parkers Trace, New Richmond, Feb. 7. 1764 Stevens Road, New Richmond, Feb. 9. Breaking and entering purpose commit theft offense/felony unoccupied structure - use of force stealth deception 1688 Ohio 749, Amelia, Feb. 11. Burglary

1. Shirley Brown B41 2355 Bethel Hygiene Road Bethel, Ohio 45106 2. Rebecca Cranfill K423 256 Cliff Drive New Richmond, Ohio 45157 3. Connie Daniels B13 750 Sandy Grove Road Lumberbridge, NC 28357 4. Brandon Darnell S730 2061 SR 125 #26 Amelia, Ohio 45102 5. Carol Gatrell A2 328 South Union Street Bethel, Ohio 45106 6. Angela Gilb Q604 2512 Roosevelt Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 7. Gary Wagner D98 & J355/374 20 Estate Drive #3 Amelia, Ohio 45102 1001749102

5025 Ohio 132, Batavia, Feb. 9. 2754 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Feb. 10. 1328 Fagins Run Road, New Richmond, Jan. 29. 2550 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Jan. 29. 2304 Haven Drive, Batavia, Feb. 4. Burglary - trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense. 2308 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, Feb. 6. 58 Huntington Ave., Amelia, Jan. 30. Criminal damaging/endangering 2223 Siesta Drive, Batavia, Feb. 7. 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 7. 222 Parkside Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. 1688 Ohio 749, Amelia, Feb. 11. 246 North Meadow Court, Batavia, Jan. 29. 2593 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. 310 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, Feb. 1. 2622 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Feb. 3. Criminal damaging/endangering knowingly any means 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Feb. 7. 400 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 8. Criminal mischief 50 South Deer Creek Drive, Amelia, Feb. 9. 5674 Newtonsville-Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Feb. 10. Criminal trespass 29 Rose Lane, Amelia, Feb. 8. 4125 Half Acre Road, Batavia, Feb. 10. 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 29. Criminal trespass - land premises of another 500 University Lane, Batavia, Jan. 31. Disorderly conduct 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. Disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 11. Domestic violence 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 7. 2191 Ohio Pike #189, Amelia, Feb. 2. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm 2824 Bigam Road, Batavia, Feb. 5. 2780 Lindale-Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Feb. 5. 2124 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Feb. 6. 2761 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Jan. 30. 2593 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 1. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs Crane School House and Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 9. Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs .17 of 1 gram or more by weight of alcohol per 210 liters of breath Crane School House and Ohio 222, Batavia, Feb. 9. Drug paraphernalia 200 University Lane Apt. 214, Batavia, Feb. 7. Felonious assault 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. Felonious assault - victim seriously harmed 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Jan. 30. Forgery 2188 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Jan. 2. 39 Oak St., Amelia, Feb. 1. Fugitive from justice 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 30. Identity fraud 4 Pine View Drive Apt. 4, Amelia, Feb. 7. Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, Feb. 7. Kidnapping - restrain liberty 2143 Berry Road, Amelia, Jan. 30. Menacing 13 Berrypatch, Amelia, Jan. 30. Misuse of credit card 2024 Mistletoe Court, Amelia, Jan. 29. 2103 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. Obstructing official business 72 Shady Lane, Amelia, Jan. 29. 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, Jan. 31.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 2305 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Feb. 3. Offenses involving underage persons - owner/occupant of public/private place allow underage to remain while consuming alcohol 4050 Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor 4050Blue Ridge Drive, Batavia, Feb. 10. Possessing drug abuse instruments 200 University Lane Apt. 214, Batavia, Feb. 7. Possession of drugs 39 Oak St., Amelia, Feb. 1. 2305 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Feb. 3. Possession of drugs - heroin Ohio Pike/Bach Buxton, Amelia, June 4. U.S. 52 at Ohio 749, New Richmond, Feb. 7. Possession of drugs marijuana 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, Feb. 8. 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, Jan. 29. Prohibition against animals running at large 570 Apple Road, Amelia, Feb. 1. Prohibitions against consumption in motor vehicle 600 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 7. Receiving stolen property 2336 Williams Way, New Richmond, Jan. 31. 1414 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, Feb. 5. 2188 Laurel-NicholsvilleRoad, New Richmond, Jan. 2. 3010 Ohio 132, Amelia, Jan. 29. Resisting arrest 4824 Burdsall Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 11. Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters 2519 Herold Road, Batavia, Jan. 19.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters knowingly deposit litter 15 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Feb. 8. Robbery - inflict, attempt to inflict, or threaten serious physical harm on another. 3465 Ohio Pike, Bethel, Feb. 11. Sexual Imposition 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, Jan. 21. Sexual imposition - offensive contact 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 22. Tampering with evidence 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Jan. 19. Tampering with records falsify, destroy, remove 4400 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 18. Telecommunications harassment 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Feb. 5. 700 University Lane Apt. 313, Batavia, Feb. 6. 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 6. 4729 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, Feb. 7. 600 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 8. 1560 Bethel-New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Feb. 10. 69 Wolfer Drive, Amelia, Jan. 21. 178 Doe Run Court, Batavia, Jan. 21. 500 University Lane, Batavia, Jan. 22. 99 Shady Lane, Amelia, Jan. 27. 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Jan. 18. 251 Seton Court, Batavia, Feb. 1. 2424 Straight St. Apt. 4, Batavia, Feb. 2. Telecommunications Harassment - anonymous, harassing, etc. 1025 Bucktown Trails, Williamsburg, Jan. 26. 1486 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Jan. 16. Theft 4400 Ohio 222, Batavia, Dec. 18. 1520 Thomaston Drive A, Amelia, Jan. 8. 1414 Twelve Mile Road, New Richmond, Feb. 5. 2843 Dixie Lane, Batavia, Feb. 5. 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 130, Amelia, Feb. 6.

3802 Charter Oak Street, Amelia, Feb. 7. 2792 U.S. 50, Batavia, Feb. 7. 11 Montgomery Way, Amelia, Feb. 8. 2103 Laurel-Lindale Road, New Richmond, Feb. 8. 1889 Ohio 232, New Richmond, Feb. 9. 2031 Laurel Oak Drive, Amelia, Feb. 9. 5025 Ohio 132, Batavia, Feb. 9. 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Feb. 10. 1543 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 10. 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Feb. 11. 4310 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Feb. 11. 2595 Poplar Ridge Drive, Bethel, Dec. 6. 2013 Laurel-Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Jan. 29. 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 29. 2030 Erion Road, Batavia, Jan. 30. 22 Lawson Drive, Amelia, Jan. 30. 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 30. 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Jan. 30. 2714 Hilltop Court, New Richmond, Jan. 30. 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 31. 252 North Meadow Court, Batavia, Jan. 31. 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Feb. 1. 3578 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 2. 400 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 3. 4607 Citation Court, Batavia, Aug. 7. 2 Wooduff Lane, Amelia, Jan. 21. 2780 Lindale-Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, Jan. 23. 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, Jan. 24. 2218 West Road, New Richmond, Jan. 24. 1454 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, Jan. 25. 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 25. 4127 West Fork Ridge Drive, Batavia, Jan. 25. 1844 Sunny Acres Drive, Amelia, Jan. 26. 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 26. 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Jan. 27. CE-0000536059

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DEATHS Doris Bauer Doris Thompson Bauer, 91, Union Township, died Feb. 13. Survived by sons Christopher (Nanci), Daniel Bauer; sisters Betty Lee, Pat Franckhauser; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Homer Bauer, parents William, Mabel Thompson, sister Shirley Collins. Services were Feb. 15 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Clermont County Humane Society.

Joyce DeMangone Joyce Boone DeMangone, 70, Union Township, died Feb 5. She was a bookkeeper. Survived by children Kimbrell

(Roger) Shea, Jill DeMangone (Joe) Kiernan, William (Caleen) DeMangone; grandchildren Benjamin Shannon, Michelle Noel, Ember Adams, Bobbie Blu Atkerson, Thomas, Gregory Kiernan, James, Derek, Justin DeMangone. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Colleen Friend Colleen Snider Friend, 83, New Richmond, died Feb. 13. Survived by children Donna (Harry “Lacy”) Donell, Brad (Brenda) Friend; grandchildren Harry Jr., Larry, Rob (Barb) Donell, Mahal Cason, Michelle Paniza, Andy Colonel, Kelly Jowers, Guy, Glenn Friend, Shannon (John) Nally, Jennifer

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. (Mark) Kauffung; sisters Connie Snider, Ann Smith; 14 greatgrandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Robert Friend, children John (Tita) Colonel, Stephen (Helen), Bobby Friend, grandsons Willie Colonel, Steve Friend, siblings John, Jan, Mike, William Snider. Services were Feb. 16 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: First Baptist Church of New

Richmond, 213 Western Ave., New Richmond, OH 45157.

Horace Heffner Jr. Horace White Heffner Jr., 92, Union Township, died Feb. 8. He was an industrial arts teacher at Norwood High School. Survived by son Horace (Sheila) Heffner III; grandchildren Charles, John, Dessie Heffner. Preceded in death by wife Betty Heffner, brother

Robert Heffner. Services were Feb. 15 at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati.

Marian Sullivan Marian Sullivan, 87, formerly of Amelia, died Feb. 11. Survived by children Linda Sexton, Nancy Culbreth, Charlotte, Charlene Koch, Larry, Roy, Donald Burt; siblings Deannie Bishop, Norma Helton, Alva, Sally Toles, Lonnie, Clinton Vanderpool; 30 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Deanna Tucker, brothers Edmond, Glenn, Leon Vanderpool.


James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Clermont County CIC, Inc. to IRG Batavia I, LLC, $114,900. 4370 Batavia Road, IRG Batavia I, LLC to Huhtamaki, Inc., $7,364,500. 300 Judd Road, Estate of Wendell T. Cooper to Kathryn Porath, $205,000. 1368 Twin Spires Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Amber Hicks, $62,000. 1324 Autumnview Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC to Christopher Dale Wilson, $215,900. 1210 Traditions Turn, Fischer Development Company to Fischer Single Family Homes II, LLC, $48,103. 2 Broadway Lane, Cecil Hardin, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $58,000. 4233 Mallard Drive, Kevin Dick, et al. to MidFirst Bank, $178,203. 4229 Greenhill Court, Adam Carlton, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $140,000. 4590 Julep Way, Dixie Dixon, Trustee to David Gilbert, $126,250. 3847 Golden Meadow Court, Paul and Lindy Dworznik to Scot and Lisa Harmon, $185,000.

Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 3915 Little Creek Drive, Scot and Lisa Harmon to AH4R-OH, LLC, $120,000. 5118 Fox Run, Estate of Sheila Reilley to Heidi Fry, $250,000. 3312 Meadow Green Court, Cheryl and William Conway to Christina and Jeffrey Geary, $132,000. 4330 Courtesy Lane, Kathleen Pfeiffer to Cody and Andrea Polley, $110,000. 3882 Greembrock Drive, James and Michelle Hudson to American Homes 4 Rent, LP, $140,000. 4326 Courtesy Lane, Cynthia Homan to Stephen Senanefes, $135,000.


2803 Riggs Lane, Deborah Woeste, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $83,333.24. 3555 Weaver Road, Lynn Gross to Bank of America, NA, $53,334.


1433 Maple Ridge Drive, Kevin and Alexandra Manning to


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Monroe Township 2997 Fair Oak Road, Nickum Real Estate Solutions, LLC to Tim and Angelika Spencer, $59,000. Ohio 232, H. Roberta Dodson, Successor Trustee to Matthew and Sarah Waldman, $30,000. 1829 Helens Way, Stanislaus and Tiffaney Joosten to Kerrick and Amy Stout, $555,000. 2611 Lindale Road, Richard Custer, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $93,000. 2460 Ohio 222, David Scott Smith, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $40,000. Sharps Cutoff Road, Dennis Schnurr, Trustee to Stahl Family, LLC , $35,898. 4578 Sharps Cutoff Road, Dennis Schnurr, Trustee to Jenny and Charles Stahl, Co-Trustees, $52,604.

Emma Whitney Emma V. Whitney, 106, Union Township, died Feb. 3. Survived by children June (Blaine) Lakes, Phyllis, Bob (Dorothy Whitney); daughterin-law Janet Whitney; five grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Charles Whitney, son Gerald “Geet” Whitney, parents George, Maggie Fishback, a grandchild, 10 siblings. Services were Feb. 8 at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to: Fairfax Nazarene Church Building Fund, 3802 Watterson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

BUILDING PERMITS Daniel Goode and Johanna Buchholz, $283,600. 3213 Marshall Drive, Verbarg's American Heritage Furniture, Inc. to Lindus Properties, LLC, $285,000.


Services were Feb. 15 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

1265 Frank Willis Memorial Road, Easter Adkins to Kulbinder Purewal, $177,900. 2871 Ohio 132, Delbert Sims et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $33,333.34.


3441 Gleneagles Circle, Leigh and Julie Fox to Jerome and Abbigail Rettig, $355,000. 1430 Elron Drive, Matthew and Tiffany Zamzow to Paul and Katelyn Grube, $162,500. 3344 Wagner Road, James and Judith Mahan to Jonathan and Melanie Wood, $300,000. 3634 Parfore Pike, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Christopher Lawrence, $50,500. 842 Cypresspoint Court Unit 21C, Dorothy Brokamp to Richard and Debra Hatfield, $210,500.


3290 Mt. Carmel Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Anthony Weber, $4,700.


Bowlin Group of Companies, Walton, Ky., alter, 1389 Meadow Wood Drive, Batavia Township; alter, 598 Woodland View, Union Township; alter, 5026 Mallet Hill, Union Township; alter, 4024 Wilma Court; alter, 134 Southern Trace. Albert Thompson, Amelia, alter, 273 Amelia Olive Branch, Batavia Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 29 Hammann, Batavia Township. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 4544 Meadow Lane, Batavia Township, $126,000; new, 5259 Terrace Ridge, Union Township, $118,000. Schumacher Homes, Williamsburg, new, 2080 Erion Road, Batavia Township, $270,000. Habitat for Humanity Tristate, Cincinnati, deck, 230 Union St., New Richmond Village. Hammer-Rite, Cincinnati, alter, 957 Legendary Run, Pierce Township, $42,000. The Finished Basement, West Harrison, In., alter, 890 Gorham, Union Township, $26,500.

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Cooper Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 811 Diane Drive, Union Township. BKA Restoration, Loveland, alter, 561 Virginia Lane, Union Township; alter, 6 Legend Court. M/I Homes of Cincinnati, new, 4153 Roland Creek, Union Township, $186,690. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 5128 Oak Brook, Union Township, $130,000. Monica Taylor, Batavia, HVAC, 177 N. 5th St.,S Williamsburg Village.


JD Stine, Bethel, new-Flash Indoor Training Facility, 1426 Ohio 125, Clark Township, $209,000; equipment & garage, $95,000.