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Clermont Chamber of Commerce presents awards to small businesses. B1

Commissioner candidates The Clermont County Republican Party’s Central Committee will meet March 14 to chose a person to fill the vacant county commissioner’s seat. Each candidate talked briefly to the Community Press about why they are running. Full story, A2

Bad checks for cars lead to arrest A series of bad checks used to purchase cars in Union Township led to the arrest of a Bethel woman and warrants issued for the arrest of her boyfriend. Cyntha Tussey, 32, and Michael Gay, 32, both of 73 Bethel Park Drive, each are charged with two counts of grand theft and one count of receiving stolen property in Clermont County, said Det. Josh Bail, Union Township Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. Full story, A2

NR police to get new computers The police department has been awarded a grant for $5,000 from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services for a new computer system. The village will supply the local match of $555. “We were in dire need of desktop PCs,” said Chief Randy Harvey. Full story, A5

Family helped after house fire While the Fischer family was out for the evening Feb. 25, their whole world changed. A passerby alerted the Monroe Township Fire Department to what he thought was a barn on fire around 10 p.m., said Fire Chief Tom Marck. “The guys pulled out and they saw flames shooting out over the treetops,” said Marck. Full story, A6


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Miracle more not lost Clermont County rallies after tornado By Theresa L. Herron

CLERMONT COUNTY — Many homes on and around Water Street in Moscow are uninhabitable. “In addition to Moscow, we’re seeing some of the heaviest damage to structures on the south side of Tate Township and the north side of Franklin Township,” said Carl Lamping, director of the Clermont County Building Department. Lamping said it is unbelievable how the storm moved through the county. “One house in Moscow looks like it was picked up and dropped; another is strewn all over the place,” he said. The new gas station on U.S. 52 is in pieces. The Moscow post office and administration building are heavily This old white barn on Ohio 133 north of Jones Florer Road in Tate Township was a well-known site at the damaged. A nearby brick church top of a small hill in the road. THERESA L. HERRON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS has lost its chimney and on Ohio 133, there are pieces of homes, asset during the 1997 flood bechildren’s toys and family me- cause they had heavy equipment mentos scattered across yards that removed trees and debris and roadways. Huge trees have quickly. been uprooted. “And that is uplifting for peoBy John Seney took things like clothes, keys “It’s incredible, mindboggling ple. They can say ‘my and our checkbook into the that more were not killed,” said ment is helping,’” Proud said. basement with us,” he said. Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Once the debris is removed, As people began cleaning Upstairs, they had left a win(Tim) Rodenberg. “They either homeowners and business ownup in southern Clermont Coun- dow open and the wind moved got out or heeded the warnings. A ers can move on to rebuilding and ty, they shared some of their the couch across the living man with a 16-month-old baby repairing. “Before we rebuild, we stories about the storm that room. survived in a house have to get the debris ripped through the area FriSchool locked down (in Moscow) that was out.” day, March 2. half gone after the Proud was exWhen Dawn Edwards of FeMORE Cows OK storm. We are very pected to meet Monlicity picked up her daughter, PHOTOS fortunate we didn’t day with the Ohio Ken Snider of Collier Road Makayla from the Boys & For more stories lose more people.” Emergency Managein Washington Township lost a Girls Club at Felicity-Franklin and photos, visit Clermont County ment Agency’s direcold barn that housed three Elementary School Friday, Commissioner Bob tor to see how the cows and one steer being she found the school locked clermontcounty. Proud praised the state can help. raised for the county fair. The down. willingness of the But, the state will barn split into two pieces “Dawn got to the school community to help have to ask for help around the livestock, which all right as the storm was hitting through the crisis. from FEMA to be eligible for resurvived. The barn was the the Felicity area,” says FrankOhio Govenor John Kasich imbursement on some costs, last structure left from the lin Township resident Shirley said Saturday Ohio could take Proud said. The governor has to farm when it was owned by his Edwards, Dawn’s mother. care of its own in this emergency make that request. grandfather. “Dawn said debris was blowsituation. “That is very important to us. His family, wife Jamie and ing all over.” Dawn and MaHowever, Proud is question- We can’t afford to eat the cost of twin daughters Carley and kayla, like other Felicity resiing how the county is going to pay this,” he said. Sydney, were in the basement dents, later sought temporary for the needed services without Proud and Clermont County of their home near the barn. shelter in the basement of the some help. Sheriff A.J. (Tim) Rodenberg “The barn probably saved the Felicity United Methodist He said he would at least like continue to ask people to stay house,” Ken said. the governor to ask the National See STORIES, Page A3 “We thought ahead. We See TORNADO, Page A3 Guard for help. The guard was an

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BATAVIA — Seven Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) buses caught fire overnight while parked at the CTC lot off Filager Road in Batavia. “It looks like the fire originated under the hood of one of the buses,” said Central Joint Fire and EMS Chief Kevin Riley. “We are investigating the fire with the assistance of the Clermont County fire chiefs investigating team.” “One of our supervisors got a call around 1:45 this morning reporting a possible explosion in the CTC lot,” said CTC Director Lisa Gatwood. “Two of the buses

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have been destroyed.” She said insurance investigators have been called to the scene. The buses impacted are 10 to 18 seat passenger vehicles and are valued collectively at hundreds of thousands of dollars. CTC is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers three fixed routes, in addition to its Dial-A-Ride services. CTC also provides the funding for Metro Route 82X and some of the funding for Routes 28 and 29X. Even though seven buses are out of service, Gatwood said CTC routes are operating as scheduled today, March 2.



A look at the 11 men seeking commissioner job By John Seney

CLERMONT CO. — Members of the Clermont County Republican Central Committee will select a new county commissioner from 11 candidates who have expressed interest in the job. The central committee will meet to make the selection at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. The new commissioner, who will serve until the Nov. 6 election, will fill the vacancy left when Archie Wilson

resigned. Once the election is certified, the person who wins can be sworn in immediately. Clermont County GOP ChairmanTimRuddsaidthe person chosen by the central committee also will be the GOP candidate on the ballot in November to serve the remaining two years of Wilson’s term if elected. The Democrats also can field a candidate in the fall, Rudd said. Some information about the candidates: » Doug Auxier, 63, of Batavia Township is president


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of Auxier Gas, Inc. He said he has helped run the family business for 34 years. Auxier has never held political office. “I believe I can be of service to the county,” he said. » Dave Bednar, 64, is a council member and vice mayor of Loveland. He also serves as chairman of the Clermont County Republican Central Committee. Bednar works for Aramsco as a regional product specialist with the corporate sales team. “I am looking at the commissioner’spositionbecause IfeelthatIcanbringrespect backtotheposition,”Bednar said. “I will bring solid conservativeRepublicanvalues to the day-to-day operation of the county.” » George Brown, 65, of Jackson Township retired Dec. 31 after serving 20 years as executive director of Clermont Senior Services. “My entire career has been one of public service,” Brown said about his decision to seek the commissionerposition.“Thisisanopportunity to continue that service.” Brown said he ran four senior services levy campaigns during his tenure. “I feel I can really repre-

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sent the entire county,” he said. Brown also served asamember of the Clermont Northeastern school board. » John Donohoo, 61, Brown of Miami Township runs his own engineering, design and construction company. He has never held Kuntz public office, but said his private sector experience gives him the credibility to serve as county commissioner. “I have executive management experience,” he said. » Allen Freeman, 46, of Pierce Township is a small business owner. He said his background in running a business qualifies him for county commissioner. Freeman has never held elective office, but said he has a background in politics from working as a congressional staffer for Rob Portman and serving as political director of the Hamilton County Republican Party. » Eric Kelso, 31, of MonroeTownshipsaidthepeople of Clermont County deserve honesty in government. “I will not say what people want to hear to get myself or anyone else elected,” he said. He said he has worked in asset protection management, retail management

and restaurant management, all in the small business sector. His political experience includes serving on Amelia village council. » Gary Knepp, 57, Bednar of Milford is a an attorney, historian and teacher. He recently completed a four-year term as a Tracy member of the Milford school board. He also served two terms on the Milford City Council. “I see a number of challenges facing the county,” Knepp said. “I believe I have the experience and background to address them.” He said one of his priorities if selected commissioner will be dealing with the closure plan for the CECOS waste site in Jackson Township. Knepp said his other priorities would be economic development and declining property values in the county. » Jack Kuntz, 59, of Goshen Township runs a consulting business for small community banks. He recently completed a four-year term as a Goshen Township trustee. “I am compelled with a sense of duty to serve,” he said as his reason for seeking the commissioner seat. » Dan Owings, 66, of Pierce Township is an attorney.

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He served 16 years as a Pierce Township trustee. In the 1990s, Owings served on an advisory committee to the county commissioners on the CECOS waste Owings site closure plan. The county now is trying to get the closure plan changed to prevent future conKnepp tamination. “It is one of the most important issues before the county commissioners,” he said of CECOS. » Doug Thompson, 58, of Pierce Township is the owner of the Technetitle insurance agency. His past political experience includes serving as mayor of Milford in the 1980s. He also served on the Clermont County Planning Commission. He said he is seeking the commissioner job “to help the county move forward.” » Ken Tracy, 46, of Miami Township is president of a health care company. He is serving his third term as a Miami Township trustee. Tracy said financial management of the county is a key issue. “We have got to come up with an organized plan of what truly is the role of government in development and how we manage this,” he said.



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away from Moscow and other impacted areas so electrical, phone and road crews can work safely. A hotline for people who want to volunteer has been set up, Proud said. Call 513-641-6082. As of Sunday, Rodenberg had received no reports of looting or other criminal activity in the



area. Mayor Tim Suter asked for a village curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Deputies are assigned to the two entrances into Moscow to steer people away who are just looking. Monday, the sheriff was expected to assemble a crew from the jail to help with the clean up effort, like they did in1997. These are low-risk offenders who help throughout the year in other parts of the county, often picking up trash.

This church on Ohio 756 in Washington Township just south of Felicity lost its steeple and some of the roof.

a document in my yard with the name of a couple from Crittenden. I tried to call them but it said their phone was disconnected.”

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Safe in cellar

So lucky

“My family has been so lucky, and to see all the destruction around my mom’s house on Swope Road was overwhelming,” said Jody Wilson-Brown of Williamsburg. “Mom’s next door neighbor’s house had damage. The tornado skipped her house and went through the woods. Trees are uprooted everywhere. Some parts of Bethel-Maple and Antioch were hit bad.”

Help appreciated

Quinton Mullins of Bethel spent Saturday on Swope Road cleaning up his grandmother’s property and her neighbors. “I couldn’t believe all the devastation. I told people that I had a chain saw and gloves and was willing to help out. Although most said they didn’t need it, all were appreciative. .”

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Fred Hannah of Williamsburg said, “On Friday, after the storms hit, I found

Shannon Grooms just moved to Moscow last summer. He was waiting on U.S. 52 Saturday morning to get back into town to check on his home. He left Friday night after the storm hit and authorities were not letting anyone into the town Saturday morning. “My home didn’t get much damage,” he said. When the storm hit Friday, he and his wife went into the cellar. “I grabbed two of our dogs and my wife grabbed two,” he said. The wind blew in through a door and “blew me down the steps of the cellar,” he said. No one was hurt. “It was unlike anything I have experienced in my life,” Grooms said.

Home alone

Phyllis Gross of 1801 U.S. 52 Moscow was home alone when the storm hit. Her husband was at work. “I was on the phone and I said, ‘here it comes.’ It

The wind ... “blew me down the steps of the cellar.”

Three Clermont County residents lost their lives during the tornado March 2: » James Prater, 54, was found inside his mobile home at 1533 Ohio 133 in Franklin Town-


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sounded like a freight train,” she said. She retreated to the basement and was not injured. Her home suffered only minor damage - mostly some branches blown down in the yard.

Home a ‘total loss’

Russ Durbin, of 1821 Antioch Road, Tate Township, said he and his wife, Mary, were at Home & Garden Show in downtown Cincinnati when he got a call from one of his farm hands saying, “You better get back here.” When he got home his home and three barns on his property were destroyed. “It’s a total loss,” he said. “We lost everything. Fortunately, no one was home.” Sharon Brumagem and Theresa L. Herron contributed to this story.

lage Council. She was in the basement of her home that collapsed. » Bill Adkins, 58, was found inside his mobile home on Rudd Road in Franklin Township. His home was demolished.

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ship. His home had rolled over several times. » Carol Forste, 64, was found in her home at 76 Elizabeth St. in Moscow. Forsee was a member of the Moscow Vil-


An initial assessment of homes impacted by the tornado that ripped through southern Clermont County Friday, March 2, shows 287 buildings were impacted and 257 of those need repairs. Some are no longer there. County Commissioner Bob Proud said Sunday, March 4, permit fees for repairs to structures will be waived. This is the second time in15 years county officials have offered this service. The first was after the Ohio River crested at 64.7 feet, 12.7 feet over flood stage March 6, 1997. Moscow was one of the villages along the river that suffered major damage in that flood. Chief Building Inspector Carl Lamping said Sunday the initial assessment of buildings damaged is complete. Buildings im-


pacted were in Moscow and the townships of Washington, Tate and Franklin. The path of the tornado can be seen by the trail of twisted and torn trees, missing or damaged buildings. County officials worked through the weekend setting up services for residents and business owners. The Clermont-Adams Solid Waste District officials are coordinating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the county engineer and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to determine a process for moving debris. County officials were expected to set up two public support trailers in Moscow Monday, March 5, to provideservices.TheClermont County Department of Job and Family Services will help people with public assistance and emergency shelter needs. The Mental Health & Recovery Board will help citizens with issues resulting from the storm. The Red Cross has been in Moscow since

Friday. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is offering fraud prevention assistance. Donations of non-perishable food, water, and basic living items can be dropped off at the 4-H Hall on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville where volunteers will sort, package and deliver them. Saturday, enough had been collected that seven trucks of coats, food, quilts, pillows, cots, toilet paper, cleaning supplies were sent to the Boys & Girls Club, 213 Union St. in New Richmond for distribution, said Lori Cornwell, who coordinated the donation effort at the fairgrounds. The donation center will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. this week. Call 641-6082 for information. The Boys & Girls Club will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for people to pick up items lost in the storm, said Michelle Seither, director of operations at the Boys & Girls Club.

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Beechmont Goodwill opens again By Lisa J. Mauch

UNION TWP. — A month after the Beechmont Goodwill store was vandalized and set on fire, the store opened again Feb. 25. Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries held a grand reopening complete with a ribbon-cutting and a 50percent off sale on toys and clothes. “I can’t wait to see it,” said Elizabeth Gelter of Bethel, while waiting in line outside for the store to open. “I come once or twice a month with my mom,” she said. “We want to not only thank the fire and police for their support following the incident, but also the community support has been very generous and we’re very appreciative of that as well,” said Sharon Hannon, marketing specialist for Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. She said the whole store was repainted, the bathrooms retiled, benches added to the dressing rooms, the aisle space expanded, new shelving put in and an additional checkout lane was added. “It feels and looks like a brand-new store on the inside. Our retail team worked their butts off to put this store back together. This was really a labor of love,” said Hannon. Donations went up 30 percent the day after the request went out in the media from Goodwill for items to replace the damaged merchandise, said Michael Flannery, Goodwill media spokesperson. “I’m not surprised. I grew up in this area and people help out when somebody else needs it,”




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CheckerZ the clown and George Palmer, director of PR and marketing for Ohio Valley Goodwill, welcome shoppers back to the Beechmont Goodwill store Feb. 25 during the grand re-opening. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Several Goodwill employees were on hand to cut the grand re-opening ribbon at the Beechmont store Feb. 25, including Woodlawn store manager Krysta Ryan, first row left, Beechmont store manager Donna Clouse, merchandiser Heidi Rezabek, sales manager Ann Walters and janitorial staff member Randy Seip; in the second row are CheckerZ the clown, left, assistant manager Tom Digon, and rack supervisor Rob Rainwater. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRES

he said. Initially estimated at $4,000, Hannon said the damages were closer to $200,000 because of the loss of inventory and property destruction.

Costs include the renovations required, new display racks and shelves as well as the hours of labor needed to complete the repairs and updating of the interior, she said.

“I’m just thrilled it’s open again because we’re here every week,” said Tammy Renois of Amelia. Call the store at 7520067 or visit

Alyssa Young, 8, of Bethel finds a jacket she likes at the Beechmont Goodwill re-opening Feb. 25. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Goodwill suspects face charges By Lisa J. Mauch

UNION TWP. — Former Goodwill employees Christopher Fairchild, 21, and Thomas Gaffney, 21, each face a sentence of up to five and half years if found guilty, said Don White, Clermont County prosecutor.

The two were indicted on felony charges of breaking and entering, attempted safe cracking, vandalism and arson less than a week after they shut down the Beechmont Goodwill store, said the prosecutor. On Jan. 26, the two Union Township residents allegedly consumed alcohol at

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with Gaffney climbing over a wall into the office to open the door for Fairchild, the prosecutor said. “Once they were in there, Fairchild attempted unsuccessfully to open the floor safe. They then spent some time looking for the combination for the safe,” said White. White said it appears the two men knocked over

glass shelves and display cases, and ripped artwork off the walls. They then allegedly set some papers on fire and then fled through the glass donation window, said White. White said around 15 watches, some change and a DVR system also were stolen from the Goodwill store, allegedly by Fairchild and Gaffney.

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of American Legion Post 72 will celebrate the 28th birthday of SSgt. Mark Anthony Wojciechowski, a 2002 graduate of Glen Este High School/Live Oaks, at a scholarship dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the post, 497-B Old Ohio 74 in Mt. Carmel. Cost is $8 per person, children under age 10 are $4. Price includes: Spaghetti, meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread and birthday cake/dessert. Cash bar will be open. RSVP at 528-9909 or visit Facebook - Remembering Tony Wojo. All proceeds go to the Remembering Tony “Wojo” scholarship set up through the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation. Scholarship(s) this year will be awarded up to $3,000. To apply for the scholarship, visit www.cincinnati /Tonywojo. Applicants must be related to an active duty U.S. Marine or Marine veteran. Deadline is April 1. Wojciechowski will killed April 30, 2009, in Iraq while serving with the U.S. Marines Corps.


NAMI will offer NAMI Basics beginning March 10. NAMI Basics is a three-day education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. Classes will be Saturday, March 10, March 17 and March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beech Acres Children’s Center. Call 528-5500 or visit

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The seventh annual Pancakes in the Park breakfast is 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sat-

urday, March 10, at Pattison Park, 2228 U.S. 50 just west of Owensville. There will be several presentations of how syrup was made in days gone by, and the mule team from historic Gorman Farms will be on hand for rides. Tickets to the breakfast are available at the door the day of the event: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6 to 12, with those age 5 and under free. Call 732-2977 or visit

Information sought

UNION TWP — . Police were called to 3960 Nine Mile-Tobasco Road, the Green Crest Motel, for a disturbance about 2:30 a.m. today, March 2. Upon arrival, police encountered a male who had been involved in an altercation unknown person or persons. As the altercation continued the suspect or suspects attempted to leave the scene, said Lt. Scott Gaviglia, operations commander, Union Township Police Department. The victim attempted to prevent the suspect or suspects from leaving. In the process of doing so, was struck by the vehicle the suspect or suspects were fleeing in. The victim was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is continuing to determine the cause of the altercation, and to identify the suspect or suspects. No information is currently available about the suspect or suspects. If anyone has any information about this incident, contact the Union Township Police Department at 513-752-1230.

Salute to Leaders

UNION TWP. — The 19th annual Salute to Leaders awards banquet is 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 13, at Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., near Eastgate Mall. The awards are presented by The Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recognize non-elected individuals or organizations contributing to the quality of life in Clermont County. The reception begins at 5:30. The dinner and awards program starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, contact Christa Davidson at 576-5000 or Or visit www.clermontchamber. com.

Meeting changed

PIERCE TWP. — The trustees’ regular monthly meeting scheduled for at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, has been changed to at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, in the Pierce Township Administration Building, 950 Locust Corner Road.

Tender Towne opens

UNION TWP. — Tender Towne opened Feb. 20 at the former Arby’s site, 603 Ohio Pike. The restaurant specializes in chicken tenders marinated for 24 hours and hand-breaded in a secret blend of spices. Tender Towne is owned by Mt. Orab resident Nabih David. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 947-1500 or visit


The Clermont PERI Chapter No. 68 will meet Wednesday, March 14, at the Sports Gallery Restaurant inside Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St. in Bethel. The meeting will

begin at 12:15 p.m. Those who have reserved lunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all retirees of the state of Ohio public employees system. Members of the state P.E.R.S. are invited to join the local chapter. Members provide input on issues regarding retirement and medical insurance benefits. The speaker for the meeting is Ray Forsee, the chef's training teacher at Grant. Bring items to be taken to the veterans home in Georgetown for their use by the social director.

Legion Post 72 is having a Friday fish fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through April 6. All proceeds will go to veterans in nursing homes and hospitals. On the menu will be a fish platter for $6.95, shrimp platter for $6.95, fish sandwich for $5.75, order of shrimp for $5.75, macaroni and cheese and fries for $1.50, cole slaw for $1.25 and dessert for 75 cents. Baked fish will also be available. Patters include fries or macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and a nonalcoholic drink. Carry out is available.

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Carmel Social Club is holding a fish fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday through April 16, at 704 Old Ohio 74. The club will serve fish and chicken, dine-in or carryout. Prices range from $4.50 to $8.50. Call 225-3283 or email

The League for Animal Welfare, a no-kill animal shelter in Batavia, will host a March Meowness Cat Adoption Event through Sunday, March 11. Visit or call the League for Animal Welfare at 735-2299.

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Meeting moved

BATAVIA TWP. — The trustees will not meet on its regularly scheduled day in March because of the March 6 elections. The board will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Call 732-3888.


BATAVIA — The Batavia Homemakers will meet at 11:30 a.m. March 14, at Faith United Methodist Church, 105 North Fifth St. Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert will be furnished. Bring a wrapped White Elephant Gift to exchange. Call 732-0656.

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Police pursuit

UNION TWP. — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a pursuit, which ended in a crash at 8:16 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Michele G. Pyle, 45, of Wappapello, Mo., was driving north on Interstate 275 in Union Township when she was stopped for a traffic violation, said Lt. W.V. Price, commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Batavia Post, in a press release. During the traffic stop, Pyle drove off and the trooper pursued her for 15 miles. The pursuit ended when she crashed into the Sharonville Fire Department at East Kemper and Chester roads, said Price. Pyle was taken into custody and transported to Mercy Health Hospital Clermont for observation and evaluation. It is not believed alcohol or drugs were involved, said Price. The reason Pyle ran

from the trooper is still under investigation. No injuries were sustained by Pyle or the trooper, said Price.

Two burger joints

UNION TWP. — Smashburger and Five Guys Burgers and Fries are opening locations in Union Township. Smashburger will be in the Cherry Grove Plaza and Five Guys is going into the former CiCi’s restaurant in Eastgate, said Cory Wright, director of planning and zoning. “They don’t go everywhere; they’re not on every corner. They’re very selective about their locations so we’re very pleased to have them,” said Wright. Smashburger is a burger restaurant described by its Facebook page as having “atmosphere associated with sit-down casual dining and the speed and convenience associated with quick service restaurants.” Five Guys Burgers and Fries first started in Washington, D.C., in 1986. Its website describes it as “The place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns.”

Burg alumni dinner

WILLIAMSBURG — The 117th Williamsburg Alumni Association Dinner will be Saturday, June 2, at the Williamsburg Middle/Senior High School, 500 S. Fifth St. Deadline to make reservations is Friday, May 25. All reservations must be made in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Contact Charlene Speeg at: or by phone at 724-5544 or visit to download a registration form.

NR police to buy computers By Lisa J. Mauch

NEW RICHMOND — The police department has been awarded a grant for $5,000 from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services for a new computer system. The village will supply the local match of $555. “We were in dire need of desktop PCs,” said Chief Randy Harvey. The police chief said the grant would be used to purchase four new desktop computers to replace the four current ones, plus a

server to link them. “Three of the four are basically shut down and not working because they’re so antiquated. Guys have been basically lining up to use that (one) computer to type up offense reHarvey ports,” said Harvey. He said the new computers will have increased memory and speed, and the department will be able to

access law enforcement software to track crime trends and computerize data. “Obviously, these grants are extremely important to the village. Police technology just continues to advance and it’s very important that we try to stay on top of it,” said David Kennedy, village administrator. Harvey said he’s looking forward to the police department having its own server to connect all the computers and allow them to share information, something they currently can’t

do. He also said having an in-house server will make the department’s data more secure. “Having the server … we should be able to safeguard information and not worry about having it released. That’s probably the biggest plus,” said Harvey.


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Community helps family By Lisa J. Mauch

MONROE TWP. — While the Fischer family was out for the evening Feb. 25, their whole world changed. A passerby alerted the Monroe Township Fire Department to what he thought was a barn on fire around 10 p.m., said Fire Chief Tom Marck. “The guys pulled out and they saw flames shooting out over the treetops,” said Marck. The residence on fire was the home of Rob and Amy Fischer, 1810 Grand Oak Ridge, off Laurel-Lindale Road. The home was completely destroyed by the fire, said Marck, who estimated the damages at $350,000. Nobody was injured by the fire, he said. “I keep focusing on the fact that we weren’t in the house at the time,” said Amy Fischer. While the cause of the

fire remains under investigation, Fischer said the initial suspicion is a some kind of gas leak in the basement since the family used propane for its furnace and stove. “It totally caved in the basement walls. It looked like there was an explosion,” she said. Fischer works as an instructional assistant at Monroe Elementary, and her son and daughter both attended school there when they were younger. Principal Mark Bailey said Mary Henderson, another instructional assistant, came to him and asked if she could put a note in the teachers’ mailboxes asking for donations. “It was a real quick and impromptu thing. We just collected money for one day,” said Bailey. The school collected around $1,000 for the Fischer family, he said. “I was just speechless. It’s just incredible when

you think when you’re down and out that people can come through for you,” said Fischer. Both Fischer children, 15-year-old Austin and 13year-old Amber, are involved in baseball and softball, respectively, and lost all their equipment in the fire. Amy Fischer said her children belong to two or three teams every year and instead of family vacations they travel for games. “That’s basically our summer. It is a big part of our lives,” she said. The Anderson Township Little League gave them some new and used equipment, said Fischer, who said the money from the Monroe Elementary will help as well. “We are so thankful that we have people around us who care like they do. I think with the support we have in the community, I can get through anything,” she said.

Amelia looking for zoning inspector By John Seney

AMELIA — Village officials again are looking at hiring a part-time zoning inspector. Officials last year advertised for the position but never hired anyone. Mayor Todd Hart Feb. 6 told council members he wanted to revive the effort to hire a zoning inspector. The village has been without a zoning official for more than two years.

The engineering firm CDS Associates contracts with the village to review site plans, but Hart there is no one to handle code enforcement. When the village advertised for the position last year, the suggested pay rate was $10 an hour. Hart said the village should raise the suggest-

ed pay to $15 an hour, based on experience. But council member Renee Gerber said she thought $15 was too high for the job. Council member Derrick Campbell said officials should look over the old applications for the job before re-advertising the opening. Hart said he is in the process of looking over about a dozen of the old applications. “I’m going to see what we have,” he said.




Twelve-year-old Jacob Treinen, right, addresses the Union Township trustees Feb. 9 while 13-year-old Jack Baker, left, and 15-year-old Ben Baker wait their turn. The Scouts are members of Troop 452 and are working on their entrepreneurship and citizenship of the community badges, which require attending a community meeting. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Dunkin’ Donuts coming By Lisa J. Mauch

UNION TWP. — The Shell station on Elick Lane off Ohio 32 is exchanging its car wash for two new stores. “Basically, the Subway building is staying and we’re adding onto that building a GoCo Convenience Store and a Dunkin’ Donuts with a drivethrough,” said Pat Gilligan, president of Gilligan Oil Co., which owns the Shell station. He said the current convenience store and car wash would be torn down. Township trustees approved the zoning overlay

The Shell station on Elick Road off Ohio 32 will lose its car wash, but is gaining a new Dunkin' Donuts and convenience store. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

request at the Feb. 9 meeting.

“It looks like a good improvement to the property up there,” said Trustee Robert McGee. Gilligan said the Shell station will remain open during construction, which will begin at the end of April or the beginning of May and should be completed by August. The site currently has 15 full-time employees, and that number will increase to 30 after the new stores are built, he said. “It’s just a busy traffic route on (Ohio) 32 and a good community area, so the Dunkin’ Donuts should do well out there,” said Gilligan.





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February is official month of career centers By Matt Schlagheck

Clermont Co. — Clermont County commissioners officially announced February as the “career and technical education month in Clermont County.” Commissioner Bob Proud said the Feb. 27 declaration was a reward for the “great work” of Grant Career Center and Live Oaks Career Development Campus. “Career and technical education provides Americans a backbone to a strong and well-educated workforce,” Proud said. “(Live Oaks and Grant) foster productivity and contribute to the coun-

try’s leadership in the marketplace.” Both schools offer “hands on” programs for high school and non-traditional students. Studies offered by each school focus on various programs such as engineering, cosmetology, culinary arts, medical information technology, metal fabrication and auto services. “This education gives high school students experience,” Proud said. “It gives them a practical and meaningful application of reading, writing and mathematics.” Grant Career Center’s Public Relations Director Pam McKinney said career and technical

education schools offer students opportunities they wouldn’t have received anywhere else. “We see stories of students who come from nothMcKinney ing and end up with everything,” she said. “They end up with great careers and they stay within the community.” Seniors Brandon Kirk and Samantha Welch said their experiences at Grant Career Center have helped them begin to move into careers right after graduation. “I have enjoyed my time at

Grant, and now I am interviewing for apprenticeship programs in the sheet metal industry,” Kirk said. “I went through the medical information tech program, and it has led to a position with the Bethel-Tate Fire Department and an interview with American Modern Insurance,” Welch said. Live Oaks Superintendent Robin White said the schools are “forever thankful” of the support of the Clermont County Commissioners and the county’s residents. Commissioner Ed Humphrey and Proud have both played active roles in the schools. Humphrey once taught EMT courses

at Live Oaks, while Proud currently serves on the advisory council of Live Oaks and Grant Career Center. “We are so tied to working with the commissioners, the community and local businesses that help us provide these opportunities to young people,” White said. “We always look forward to giving back and showing what our students will do in the near future.” Each school’s administrators welcomed local residents to visit each school and see the programs they have to offer. To schedule a visit call Live Oaks at 575-1900, or Grant Career Center at 734-6222.

Students fight heart disease Photos and story by Matt Schlagheck

Invention Convention member Dr. Claire Outahair, left, looks on as sixth-graders Mercy Johnson, Orion Norman and Josie Burchett answer questions about famous inventors during the "In The Know" game Feb. 11 at Batavia Middle School. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

West Clermont elementary schools participated in the annual “Jump Rope for Heart” event during the weeks of Feb. 6 and Feb. 13. Administrators said the program helped teach students not only about jump rope skills, but also how to take care of their hearts while helping other children who need medication and other life support for their “special hearts.” All the funds raised through the program go to the American Heart Association. Amelia Elementary Princi-

pal Stephanie Walker said schools had “penny wars” and donation boxes to help raise funds for the program. “This is a great program because our children no longer get physical education because of budget cuts, so this gets them moving and teaches them how to be healthy,” Walker said. “At the same time, they are also helping fight a very deadly disease to save lives.” An exact amount donated during the program has yet to be released. To donate to the American Heart Association, students and parents can go to

Invention Convention visits By Lisa J. Mauch

BATAVIA — Fifth- and sixthgraders got a whacky introduction the world of inventing when Capt. Gadget Q. Thinkamajig and Dr. Claire Outahair from Invention Convention Inc. visited the middle school Feb. 11. Their visit kicked off the students’ participation in an invention contest to be held Thursday, Feb. 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the school, 800 Bauer Ave. “Last year, I saw the inventions the kids made and I was very impressed with the work they put into them and the inventions they came up with. Some of the inventions are absolutely amazing,” said T.J. Glassmeyer, assistant principal. As part of the process, students keep a journal of their invention and the materials they used to build it. Students also will be judged on how well they demonstrate their product. “They have to be creative and go through an analytical process. It’s really higher-level thinking skills,” said Melissa Kidwell, fifth-grade language arts teacher. Winners from the school contest will go on to compete in the regional contest April 14 at Cincinnati State Technical College, 3520 Central Parkway. Each regional grand-prize winner will receive a $2,500 college scholarship, and more than 50 other prizes will be awarded. Ten students also will be selected to appear on Time Warner Cable’s local on demand station with their “Coolest Creation” to compete for additional prizes. For more information about Invention Convention, go to

Merwin Elementary first-grader Alex Heter jumps rope to support the American Heart Association. Principal Jackie Hospelhorn said students like Heter helped raise more than $1,000 for the AHA.

Social studies teacher Aaron Royer dons a "thinking cap" to help fifth-grader Elania Shockley come up with an invention to groom a pet during the Invention Convention assembly Feb. 11 at Batavia Middle School. Cheering them on is Dr. Claire Outahair from Invention Convention. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Jack Eillespi, Amelia Elementary student, jumps rope during the Feb. 6 "Jump Rope for Heart" program.

Second-grader Jenna Carter jumps rope at Merwin Elementary for Jump Rope for Heart program. Nationwide, the program raises thousands of dollars to support those suffering from heart disease and other heart-related conditions.

COLLEGE NOTES Capt. Gadget Q. Thinkamajig listens as fifth-grader Nathan Martz and teacher Jennifer Hester demonstrate the device they came up with for waking someone, the "Squirt Alert," as part of the Feb. 11 Invention Convention assembly at Batavia Middle School. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

For more information about the Invention Convention open

house Feb. 23, call the school at 732-9534.

Dean’s List

Clermont County students were named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List for fall 2011: Batavia - Cain A. McCoy, Harry J. Schoettelkotte and

Megan E. McDonough. Union Township - Chad A. Hirschauer. New Richmond - Tasha N. Liegel. Williamsburg - Lisa K. Bender and Shelby L. Gacek.





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Local wrestlers take to the mat at state By Tom Skeen

Batavia junior wrestler Gabe Archer made his first appearance at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. His state bid ended day one after two consecutive loses. In his first match, Archer was defeated

12-4 and sent to the consolation bracket. His second match was a battle, but he was pinned at the 3:43 mark to bring his 2011-2012 season to an end. Archer is a three-time district qualifier, but was never able to get over the hump and get to state. This season, Archer was 42-11

and his chance at state was in question after a 16-1 loss to last season’s state champion and Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference rival Chaz Gresham from Goshen. Archer was able to knock off James White from New Richmond in the consolation semi-final via pin at the 2:53 mark to get into the third-

place match and guarantee himself a spot at state. In Division III, Williamsburg senior Jordan Smith is not only making his first appearance at the state tournament, he had never qualified for districts before this season. Smith lost his first match at state via major decision (10-1) to

Paul Kelbly from Smithville High School and his state action came to an end when he forfeited his second match to Josh Collins of Ontario High School. Smith finished the season 3312, racked up a sectional title and finished third at districts.

Kearns in tough class at state meet By Scott Springer

New Richmond’s Brody Hooks flips his opponent during the opening round of the OHSAA state tournament in Columbus March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Lions roar on the mat

Hooks, Forsee, Skaggs, Gabelman take in state meet By Tom Skeen

NEW RICHMOND — Nothing beats experience, and that is what the New Richmond Lions wrestling team had this year at the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Tournament. Three of their four state qualifiers have previous state experience. Senior Brody Hooks (113pounds) is one of those three. He is the only Lion to qualify for state that was both a sectional and district champion this season. Hooks started his state tournament out with a thrilling 11-9 sudden death victory over Anthony Craig from Steubbenville. In the championship quarterfinals, he lost 8-3 sending him to the consolation round. There, he rebounded with a 7-5 victory over Nate Smith from Minerva High School. Hooks pinned his next opponent in 2:30 in the consolation quarterfinals and next up was Eli Seipel from the wrestling powerhouse St. Paris Graham Local High School. Hooks lost a close 10-8 decision and moved on to the

fifth-place finals where he dominated his opponent 11-3 and was able to close out his New Richmond wrestling career with a fifth-place finish at state. “He worked pretty hard,” coach Daron Shinkle said. “He worked and wrestled hard in the off-season. He had some great matches (at state) and was in every one of his matches and just ended up a bit short.” Junior J.R. Forsee was a sectional champion in the 285-pound class and finished fourth at districts this season. At state, Forsee lost his opening round match after being pinned in 3:39. In his next match, with his state tournament on the line, Forsee edged out a 3-2 victory. Again, with his season up for grabs, he upset second seeded Dre’k Brumley 5-3. Forsee lost a 3-1decision in sudden death in the consolation quarterfinals, but rebounded with a 5-3 victory over Beau Harmon of Benjamin Logan High School to give the junior a seventh-place finish. “(J.R.) had an outstanding tournament,” Shinkle said. “To come up here and wrestle this competiton, it’s great.” Senior Austin Skaggs made

his return to state for the first time since he was a sophomore. He was a sectional champion at 126 this season and finished third at districts. Things got off on the wrong foot at state for the senior, as he lost his opening match to last season’s 103-pound state champion Mike Rix of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s 12-3. Skaggs rebounded in the consolation round one bracket with an 11-4 victory, but was eliminated in his third match after being pinned at the 1:29 mark. Senior Cody Gabelman is the lone Lion that made his first appearance at state this season. He was a sectional champion and placed third at districts in the 132-pound division. His first state appearance didn’t go as planned. Gabelman was defeated 7-1 in his opening match and 4-2 in his second match bringing his state tournament to a close. He finished the season 34-12. “Everybody wrestled really well,” Shinkle said. “Cody (Gabelman) wrestled his tail off. Austin (Skaggs) probably had the toughest draw up here. He faced a returning state champion right out of the gate.”

UNION TOWNSHIP — Making the state wrestling tournament in the same weight class as the defending champion is not envious, but at least you know who you’re gunning for. Junior Drew Kearns’ fourth-place finish at the district meet in Fairfield earned him a spot in the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State, where Moeller’s Joey Ward won at 126 pounds last year. This year, at 132 pounds, Ward was the district champ on the top podium above where Kearns stood. Ward defeated Kearns in the district semis to get there. For Kearns, it was his first trip to the state meet. “Drew actually wrestled all the way through our youth program, middle school program and high school program,” coach Jason Roush said. “He’s been with us over 10 years, it’s good to see it pay off for someone who’s been with us for so long.” In Columbus, where state crowds often exceed 20,000, Roush made sure Kearns walked through the tunnels he would come out of before he wrestled. The bullpen area has pictures of former state champions and records. The object of the “walkthrough” was to prevent Kearns from being overwhelmed and to keep his focus. As Kearns and Roush knew going in, the 132-pound class was stacked. After dropping from 138 pounds in January, Kearns had only lost twice and came into the meet at 37-9. However, there are no pushovers in Columbus and Kearns lost March 1 to Nick Montgo-

Glen Este’s Drew Kearns competes in the state championship meet first round March 1. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

mery of Madison 7-2, and Logan Strope of Lancaster, 2-0. By simply walking on the mat, Kearns did his family proud. His older brother, Justin Conley, was a successful Glen Este wrestler who didn’t make state his senior year after falling ill. Conley was on hand to watch his younger brother’s biggest matches of the year. Now, the Trojan wrestling room that features pictures of Glen Este’s finest grapplers will be graced with the brother tandem of Conley and Kearns. As a team, the Trojans had many wrestlers among the Fort Ancient Valley Conference leaders, but promising seniors Caleb Ervin, Michael Stamper and John Mikolay fell short of advancing. “It’s definitely heartbreaking for some of our seniors who didn’t qualify,” Roush said. Another Trojan, 113-pounder Matt Sicurella, narrowly missed the state meet as a freshman, finishing sixth at districts. “He broke the school record for most wins as a freshman this year,” Roush said. As for Kearns, he finishes his senior campaign 37-11.

SIDELINES Coach wanted

Williamsburg High School is seeking a varsity volleyball head coach for the 2012 season. Contact Rick Healey at 724-5445, ext. 217.

Basketball clinic

Batavia High School will be home to the March Madness Basketball Clinic conducted by Craig Sanders of Northern Kentucky University on Sunday, March 25.

The clinic has programs for Lil Hoopsters - kindergarteners through secondgraders - and third through eighthgraders. The third through eighth grade clinic for boys and girls is 4-7 p.m. Cost is $45. Kindergarten through second grade is 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Make checks payable to Craig Sanders. Players will be split up depending on age and skill level. Third through eighth grades will work on multiple aspects of the game



while focusing on creating space with the ball, change of speed after a move and getting a shot off quicker. Lil Hoopsters will concentrate on very fundamental drills. There will be station work, shooting contests and several specific drills to improve each player’s skill level. The clinic challenges and pushes players, but remains an enthusiastic and positive environment. For more information, call 910-1043 or e-mail

Glen Este’s Drew Kearns took fourth at the district meet in Fairfield at 132 pounds to qualify for the state meet in Columbus March 1-3. Kearns is second from right. THANKS TO JASON ROUSH



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Bubp’s concept of governance is strange One reads the most interesting things in the opinion section. The piece from representative D. Bubp of District 88 is instructive. He is proud Ohio’s new job commission is a private enterprise, run (undoubtedly) by people whose understanding of business-friendly is the same as the governor’s. Just as the natural gas boom hits Ohio, the governor sets up a commission to promote Ohio: That’s impeccable timing. One hopes that if we get lots of workers moving in, we collect enough taxes to cover the cost of the government services they use. But I wouldn’t count on that, because our current political rulers don’t have a realistic grasp of what

creants. In fact, the mere presence of ruffians and miscreants speaks rather pithily to government’s failure to protect freedom, in that one cannot move about freely without fear of Len Harding crime. This is COMMUNITY PRESS not a step GUEST COLUMNIST toward freedom, but a step away. Never mind his epistemological “oopsie,” (plus his distinctly liberal assumption that a man would actually walk into a bar - with a gun - for the express purpose of not drinking); the

states are supposed to do. They balanced the state budget by offloading expenses to local governments. While it looks like Ohio has its finances under control, local governments in Ohio are faced with crushing expenses and brutal choices. Ideology has trumped reality. Rep. Bubp boasts of sponsoring freedom to carry concealed weapons legislation. Says he has given us more freedom by allowing us to carry hidden firearms into bars. Now I’ve read from Hume, Descartes, Locke, Jefferson, Bentham, Aristotle and Plato, and never saw a definition of freedom that included the right to be armed lest one be accosted by ruffians and mis-

St. Patrick’s Day patrols set St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most widely celebrated saint’s days in the world, but all too often it shares that great distinction with a far lesser one - alcohol related crashes and deaths. If you plan to get behind the wheel after too much celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day, law enforcement officials have some simple and wise advice for you: “Don’t do it!” Police will be out in force all day and all night in a highly-visible enforcement campaign to crack down on revelers who are driving drunk. “Don’t think that drinking green beer gives you the right to spill red blood yours or anyone else’s,” said Police Chief Mike Freeman, Owensville Police Department. “We encourage everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with alcohol to keep in mind our anti-drunk-driving campaign slogan, ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving,’” said Freeman.

If you’ve had too much to drink, make sure you can rely on a sober, designated driver to get you home safely, or call a cab. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic SafeMartha ty AdminiEnriquez COMMUNITY PRESS stration, 37 percent of GUEST COLUMNIST the motor vehicle traffic fatalities during St. Patrick’s Day 2011 involved at least one driver or motorcyclist with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above, the legal level of intoxication established in every state in the union. Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills, it also impairs your judgment. If you had a few drinks and feel “buzzed,” remember “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.” Alcohol not only dangerously im-

pairs your driving skills, it also impairs your judgment. If you see friends under the influence of alcohol, make sure you don’t let them get behind the wheel. Take the following easy steps for a safe St. Patrick’s Day: • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin and designate a sober driver. • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call the police. • And remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. For more information, visit or call Safe Communities at 513-7358409.

Martha Enriquez is the coordinator of Safe Communities in Clermont County.

This race fan is ‘bummed’ I’m bummed, much like I was when the Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous was canceled last year. For weeks, I’ve been busy preparing for the racing event of the year - the Daytona 500. I have my Tony Stewart 2011 Sprint Cup champion T-shirt and hat ready for wearing, and my Chevy HHR boasts a Tony Stewart 2011 championship license plate holder. I even declared to my husband, Bob, that our plasma, high-definition TV was mine for race weekend. After hosting a NASCAR party at the LBD Welcome Center where I displayed my Tony Stewart racing collection, I got home Friday night, Feb. 24, excited about having the opportunity to watch hours upon hours of nonstop NASCAR racing. This included the Camping World Truck race Friday night, followed by the Nationwide Series race Saturday. I settled into my easy chair Sunday morning ready to watch the pre-Daytona 500 race shows. Shari and the grandkids were at the Mu-

seum Center, Debbi was out Krogering, and I looked forward to watching the race uninterrupted. Although the Florida skies were gray, the pre-race entertainment and ceremonies went off without a hitch. It looked like NASCAR might have Sharon been able to Brumagem run the race in between TOWN CRIER showers. Wishful thinking on my part. The skies soon opened up, releasing a steady rain that continued on and off for three or four hours after the scheduled race time. Late in the afternoon, the commentators announced the bad news. NASCAR was canceling the race and rescheduling the Daytona 500 for Monday at noon. One of my reactions was, “That’s what they (NASCAR) get for having Lenny Kravitz perform his cover of The Guess Who’s “American Wom-


an.” No offense, Lenny. No one can sing that song like Burton Cummings did and still does. At 64, he continues touring his homeland Canada and the United States with his back-up band, The Carpet Frogs. Unlike many former rockers, age has spared Burton’s awesome voice. So, I’m feeling pretty bummed out as I sit here pounding away on my laptop. The only Cup racing I got to see other than practice was on the NASCAR greatest moments DVD I played for the Welcome Center seniors Friday. Bob did say he would DVR the last 50 laps of the rescheduled race for me to watch when I get home from work Monday. I guess that will have to do. In the meantime, I’m going to hop on Burton’s Facebook page and see what other fans have to say about Lenny’s version of his classic hit. And, like the good race fan I am, look forward to next week’s Sprint Cup race.

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Sharon Brumagem writes Town Crier for the Community Press.

reality is that he hasn’t extended freedom to tote a gun one iota. A quick check of weekend papers makes it obvious that people already feel free to carry guns into bars. No, the charlatans in the state house have not extended our freedom because we still cannot carry guns into places where we most need them to protect our liberty: the state legislature and courthouses. They maintain, and cower behind, gun controls for their protection while allowing the rest of us to accost one another, perhaps hoping that we provide the police work they’re planning to defund. They won’t pay for roads, they won’t pay for schools, they let us carry guns

because they probably don’t intend to pay for police protection either if it’s unionized. They want us to think that because our taxes are low, our personal finances are improved. This is false; having the state refuse to pay for schools doesn’t make school costs go down. Refusing to fix highways and bridges doesn’t make highway and bridge problems disappear those things are still a problem for Ohioans, just not for the governor and legislature. Mr. Bubp’s concept of governance is strange indeed.

Leonard Harding lives in Milford, where he has lived on and off since 1947. You can reach Harding at clermont@communitypress.

CH@TROOM Feb. 29 question Should the United States provide military support to the opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, similar to the actions taken in Libya? Why or why not?

“Do you mean so the people of another eastern country can hate us? Let's upend Hugo Chavez in Venezuela instead. It is a lot closer and they have oil. “The U.S. needs to stop being the world's police force. Let Jordan, or Saudi Arabia or some other country that lives nearby do it. If they don't want to die for their neighbors, why should we?” F.S.D. “Very tough question. We tried to help battle Saddam Hussein in Iraq and that country is still a mess. We tried to help the Afghani people protect themselves from the Taliban and that is a mess. There is no easy answer. “Opponents could make very intelligent arguments against getting involved, but meantime Assad is murdering thousands of innocent people, and it just seems wrong to stand by and do nothing. “Assad hates us, as so many mid-Eastern groups do. If we tried to help it is very likely that Assad would be killed by his opponents (as Ghadaffi was). But what kind of regime would take his place? Certainly not a USstyle democracy. We know that this kind of thinking is a pipe dream. “The United States has to be on constant alert against not only home-grown terrorists, but countries like Iran which has said many times it wants to blow Israel off the map. They would do us in, too, if they could. “Then there is North Korea, possibly Pakistan and Egypt who we used to think of as ‘friends.’ I'm not terribly sure that Turkey loves us either. “There are 300 million of us in this country, and 6.8 billion souls worldwide, many of whom have contempt for us. I don't see any way to guarantee peace, and yet, to sit idly by and do nothing while this murderer Assad continues to kill innocent people just doesn't seem right to me.” Bill B. “I think the United States has to provide military support to Syria. “With Iraq and Afghanistan winding down we have the military capability to invade Syria and depose Assad from power. “Libya dragged on way too long, and could have been over in no time had we sent forces into

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Tripoli and deposed Gaddafi. “The main obstacle I see is President Obama. He has chosen to take the lead from behind, weak diplomatic, ‘wait-and-see’ approach. “He seems to prefer not flexing our military might, almost apologizing to the world for our superiority and aggressive nation building in areas we have occupied or invaded. “The stealth behind the scenes, drones, sanctions, and talk diplomacy mixed with administration admonitions all show a weakness in confronting trouble spots head on. He's just a heartless dove posing as an analytical, pseudo-intellectual, strategic hawk. “It's time the real hawks either in his administration or in Congress to speak up and get us into Syria where we can take on Assad.” I.P. “Absolutely not, we need to stay out of the way. Even if they topple Assad, they will vote in the Muslim brotherhood and it will be as bad as it is now. That part of the world is nothing but trouble for America. We have enough problems in this country to straighten out.” D.D. “No. We should stay out of Syria. We have allies in the region who have more at stake than we do. We should learn from our last few wars that we don't seem to be able to figure out the internal politics in these Islamic countries. It's too easy to get mired down in their messes.” P.C. “Once Osmaa Bin Laden was killed nearly a year ago our reason for being in the Middle East came to an END! We should have declared victory in the War on Terrorism and vacated the area. We have no business sticking our nose into their ways and coming out with a bloody nose. We only make enemies there and should bring back our troops!” D.F.B.

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With Peter Wenzel (center), president of General Data Co. and winner of the Innovative Business Practices Award in the 51-250 employees division, are (from left) Lisa Hayes, representative for Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor; State Rep. Joe Uecker; U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt; State Sen. Tom Niehaus; State Rep. Danny Bubp and Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Steve Meckstroth, left, expresses his appreciation for the scholarship he received to the University of Cincinnati from the Clermont Chamber of Commerce. Behind him is Matt Van Sant, chamber president. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Small businesses receive big kudos CLERMONT COUNTY — The Clermont Chamber of Commerce recently presented its annual Small Business Practice Awards. The winners of the 2011 awards are: » Emerging Small Business, under 50 employees, Global Scrap Management Inc. » Emerging Small Business, 51 to 250 employees, Eagle Spe-

cialty Vehicles Inc. » Customer Focus, under 50 employees, The Lyon Group. » Customer Focus, 51 to 250 employees, Sporty’s. » Innovative Business Practices or Products, under 50 employees, CTTS Cincinnati Training Terminal Services Inc. » Innovative Business Practices or Products, 51 to 250 employees, General Data Co. Inc.

The chamber foundation’s Salute to Leaders event will be 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati East, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Contact Christa Davidson at 576-5000 or christa.davidson@clermont For more information about the chamber, go to

Bill Lyon, owner of The Lyon Group, accepted the Customer Focus Award in the 1-50 employees division. LISA J.

Chris Hamm, president of Global Scrap Management, won the Emerging Small Business Award in the 1-50 employees division.

Patti Fraley (left) and Kathy McConnell, founders of CTTS Inc., accepted the Innovative Business Practices Award in the 1-50 employees division.


Tim Lautermilch (right), president of Eagle Specialty Vehicles LLC, was presented the Emerging Small Business Award in the 51-250 employees division by last year's winner, Arlene Herman from LifePoint Solutions, and John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Hal Shevers, founder of Sporty's Pilot Shop, won the Customer Focus Award for the 51-250 employees division. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

John Melvin, director of the Small Business Development Center, was one of the speakers at the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 10.

Miami Twp. woman lends a gardening hand By John Seney

MIAMI TWP. — Therese Ta-

Therese Taphorn, owner of A Hand in the Garden, LLC, tends to some of the flowers at her Miami Township home. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

phorn worked behind a desk for 20 years as an administrative assistant. When she lost a job about a year and a half ago, she decided she wanted to try something else. So the Miami Township resident started her own business, A Hand In the Garden, LLC, helping people in their gardens. “I like growing plants,” Taphorn said. “No matter how dirty I am, I’m still happy.” She has gained experience working in her own garden. Her background also includes working at a landscape company and at the Cincinnati Nature Center.


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Her services include cleaning up, pruning, planting, edging, mulching and suggesting new designs and plants to the customer. “I help people in their gardens so they can enjoy them again,” she said. She will help people maintain plantings and educate them on the care of the plants. “Some people want someone else to do all the work and other people want to work alongside you. I am flexible. No matter how wet, muddy, cold or hot outside it is, no matter the weather or challenges, I am still happy to do this work, ” Taphorn said. During the fall, she did a lot of clean-up work and getting gardens ready for spring. During the winter, she planned

MORE INFO » Business: A Hand In The Garden, LLC » Owner: Therese Taphorn » Services offered: General garden clean-ups, planting, edging, mulching and design suggestions. » Phone: 919-5562 » Email:

to take some courses offered by the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. Her husband, Tony Taphorn, runs a landscape business. “He tells me I’m a gardener, not a landscaper,” she said. But they both share a passion

for plants. “When we’re at the dinner table, my daughter will ask, ‘Can we talk about something other than plants,”’ she said. Michelle Hendrickson has used Taphorn’s services at her Miami Township home. “Her prices are good and fair,” Hendrickson said. “She suggested plants and picked them out. She can tell which plants are healthy.” Hendrickson also relied on Taphorn’s expertise with deer-resistant plants. “The biggest problem out here is deer,” Hendrickson said. “She knew what to plant that the deer won’t bother.” Hendrickson said she’ll continue to use Taphorn’s services in the spring.

! C E L E B R AT I N G ! D DEVELOPMENTAL DIS DISABILITIES MONTH The C County Boards of Developmental D Disabilities in Butler, Clermont, H Hamilton and Warren counties.


THINGS TO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MARCH 8 Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Esme Kenney memorial quilt show. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200. Batavia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Snoring and Sleep Apnea Open House, 3-7 p.m., Holiday Inn Express - Milford, 301 Old Bank Road, One in seven people have life-threatening sleep apnea yet 90 percent are unaware and undiagnosed. Sleep screenings and informational presentations with Dr. Timothy Kitzmiller. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Dental Sleep Medicine. 248-8848; Milford.

Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Auxiliary Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, butterfly shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potato, coleslaw, tossed salad, apple sauce, cottage cheese and desserts. Eat in or carryout. $7. Presented by Victor Stier American Legion Auxiliary. 831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, 683-7903; Loveland. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., The Stuart G. Luginbuhl America Legion Post 72 in Mt. Carmel. Every Friday fish fry through April 6. Fish, baked fish, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, fries, cole slaw and dessert are on the menu. Carry out is available.

Music - Blues

Health / Wellness

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 6385 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Loveland.

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. 683-4757; Loveland.

Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Benefits Dancing with the Stars, 6:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Clermont County edition. Includes open dancing, hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Cash bar available. Local Clermont County "Stars"€ dance one song and compete for a Mirror Ball Trophy. Winners determined by audience votes. Benefits Clemont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. $50. Presented by Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. 732-4921; Union Township.

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

Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Cafeteria. Fried or baked fish, shrimp Caesar salad and cheese pizza dinners with sides, drinks and dessert. Carryout available. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 388-0031 carryout. Anderson Township. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 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. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-9:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, 704 Old Ohio 74, Haddock, cod, shrimp and chicken platters. All side dishes are homemade: coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies and french fries. Dine in or carryout. $7. 383-1178; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Hilarious, satirical American classic. Mature audiences, adult humor. $15. Reservations required. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. 443-4572; Loveland.

Shopping Miami Township Art Expo, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Miami Room. Local artists display and sell art in variety of media such as paintings, woodworking, jewelry, photography and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

SUNDAY, MARCH 11 Dining Events All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.

Festivals Comboni Rhythms Irish Festival, 1-6 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Irish entertainment, children’s games and crafts, face painting, live and silent auctions, basket raffle and festival food and drinks. Visit Irish Tea Room for tea and scones. Benefits Comboni Missionaries. $10 family, $5 per person. Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997; Anderson Township.

Nature Colors in Nature, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.



Antiques Shows

Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. Through Sept. 2. 831-7297; Milford.

Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Art & Craft Classes Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland. Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Learn age-old technique of waxing Ukrainian eggs. Bring six uncooked eggs. Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township. Polymer Clay Beadmaking, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Create your own handmade polymer clay beads. Workshop will turn your inspiration and ideas into pendants and beads. With Amy Wallace. Ages 18 and up. $65. Registration required. Presented by Forest Hills Community Education. 231-3600; Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 8:30 a.m.noon, UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley "KC" Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. Through Sept. 1. 831-7297; Milford.

MONDAY, MARCH 12 Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. Through July 9. 871-6010. Withamsville.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

Music - Blues Sonny Moorman Group, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Anderson Bar and Grill, 8060 Beechmont Ave., $5. 474-2212. Anderson Township.


This panel by Robin Hartmann that is part of the Esme Kenney Memorial Quilt. It is part of the upcoming exhibit in the YWCA Women's Art Gallery, Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief & Healing. PROVIDED Music - Rock

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Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; Bethel.

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Holiday - St. Patrick’s Day


Mcging Irish Dancers, 6:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Celebrate day with traditional dancing. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.

Art Exhibits

Art & Craft Classes Watercolor Painting Classes, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Village Art House, 120 N. Market St., $85 for

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; Loveland.

Cincinnati CPCU and CIB Present: Ethics Month with David Croall, 8-9:30 a.m., American Modern Insurance Group, 7000 Midland Boulevard, Those attending will gain an understanding of the value of professional ethics, learn how insurance professionals and agents with strong ethical values survive and thrive in today’s challenging business climate, learn how adhering to ethical standards contribute to overall success and review the key characteristics of an ethical. Free. Presented by Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters Cincinnati Chapter. 357-3188; Amelia.

A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Music - Blues

Business Seminars

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

Art Exhibits

Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.

A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by

Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, Free. 831-7297; Milford.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Clubs & Organizations Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati Meeting, 7 p.m., Child Focus, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Support group for families affected by No. 1 birth defect: congenital heart defects. 1 in 100 babies is born with this birth defect. Child care available with advance registration. RSVP: Presented by Mended Little Hearts Cincinnati. 688-8280. Union Township.

Dining Events Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 388-0031 carryout. Anderson Township. Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289 Fish Fry, 5:30-8 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles 2289, $8. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-9:30 p.m., Mount Carmel Social Club, $7. 383-1178; Union Township. 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 Hall Milford, $7. 831-9876. Milford. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban School, 683-7903; Loveland.

Waiting on Ben, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7454 Beechmont Ave., 827-9146. Anderson Township.

Nature Green Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by March 13. Discover who is green and why green is all around. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater The Producers, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $15. Reservations required. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Art & Craft Classes Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, 9:30-11 a.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Free. 752-8539; Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits A Tribute to Esme: Journey of Grief and Healing, 8:30 a.m.noon, UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

Benefits Eve Center Cupcakes and Cocktails II, 7-10:30 p.m., Ivy Hills Country Club, 7711 Ivy Hills Blvd., Evening designed to pamper women with fashion, philanthropy, hors d’oeuvres, specialty mixed cocktails, and cupcakes from Sugar Cupcakery. Benefits Eve Center. For women ages 21 and up. $40. Registration required. Presented by Eve Center. 985-9959; Newtown.

Dining Events Free Community Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Fellowship Hall. Free. 752-1333; Withamsville.

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

Literary - Crafts Caid Mille Failte! = 100,000 Welcomes!, Noon-1 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Create a variety of crafts to celebrate St. Patrick Day. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.



Mom’s salmon patties perfect for Lent Our friends down the road, Bert and Bob Villing, just planted the first of their spring crops: carrots, peas and spinach. This makes me literally itch to get the garden tilled. Talk Rita about Heikenfeld spring RITA’S KITCHEN fever! The watercress in our little spring-fed pool is spreading by leaps and bounds, and the maple trees are budding out. The herb garden still looks pretty forlorn, though. Chickweed is taking over so I’ll have to do some serious weeding. But all’s not lost: Our “girls”/chickens love chickweed. Did you know that chickweed is highly nutritious? I like to add it to salads. Just make sure it’s clean, without pesticides, etc.

Heritage house dressing

The former Heritage

Restaurant on Wooster Pike holds many good memories for me, since that’s where my husband, Frank, and I met and worked. Their house dressing was the most popular dressing. I’ve had many requests for it over the years. So I went to the source: Proprietors Howard and Jan Melvin, who were gracious enough to share the recipe. It has an interesting history. Howard told me the original recipe was from the Netherland Plaza Hotel and it was a quantity one. Jan and chef Jerry Hart developed a recipe for the home cook. I’ll have to warn you – it makes quite a lot, but you’ll be happy to have it on hand. It reminds me of an elegant Caesartype dressing with a bit of a bite. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. And yes, it uses raw eggs. That doesn’t bother me. I don’t think you could substitute pasteurized whites since this recipe contains yolks, as well. Check your local grocer to see if they carry pasteurized whole eggs if you are not comfortable with using

Rita's mom's salmon patties are pictured with fried potatoes and mixed vegetables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

raw eggs. Go to taste on seasonings. ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1½ teaspoons each ground black pepper and salt 1 tablespoon granulated dried garlic ¼ cup each water and red wine vinegar Up to 2½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice Up to 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 2 large egg yolks 1 large egg 2 cups vegetable oil

Combine Parmesan, peppers, salt and garlic and set aside. Combine water,

vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce and Worcestershire and set aside. Combine yolks and eggs in mixer. Whip on medium high until very thick. Mixture will be light lemon colored. Jerry’s note said “and we mean very thick.” With the whip attachment still on, turn to high and slowly, in a thin, thin, stream, pour half the oil in. When egg mixture has taken half the oil, add all dry ingredients. Continue adding the rest of the oil, alternating with liquid ingredients, until all liquid ingredients have been absorbed. Refrigerate immediately.

My mom’s salmon patties

My mom never measured and she used regular breadcrumbs, so use them if you like. Go to taste on onion and celery.

when we were both working at Macy’s. I like this so much I use it on other seafood dishes, as well. Mix together:

1 can salmon (I used pink salmon) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 ⁄3 cup each finely diced onion and celery ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup mayonnaise Juice of half a lemon or more to taste 1 generous teaspoon dried dill leaves or palmful fresh, chopped Hot sauce to taste 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional)

Drain salmon and mix everything together lightly. Form into patties and fry in olive oil over medium heat until brown on both sides. Nice sides are fried potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Tasty dill sauce

I got this recipe years ago from Bonnie Kareth, a Northern Kentucky reader,

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Brown to be honored

George Brown, retired executive director of Clermont Senior Services, has been chosen to receive the President’s Award at the annual meeting of the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. The President’s Award is given to individuals who are leaders in the aging network and have helped make Southwestern Ohio a better place to live for the seniors. During Brown’s 20 years with CSS, the agency has been known for the delivery of quality, innovative and cost effective services. In 2007, Brown initiated a plan to consolidate the agency’s administrative offices,

Meals-on-Wheels kitchen facility, and adult day program into a single five-acre campus. The plan was complete when the adult day service moved to its new location last fall. The multiBrown purpose room of the center is available for weekend banquet rentals, and is expected to generate significant resources to help cover program operating costs. During Brown’s term, Clermont Senior Services

constructed six senior housing facilities and recently broke ground for a seventh. Other leadership roles held by Brown include two terms on the Clermont Northeastern board of education and president of the Leadership Council of Human Service Executives. He also served on many boards. In 2003, Brown received the Clermont Chamber Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award.

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we actually understand the lyrics,” said Frankie Hughart, development and strategic relations manager for Clermont Senior Services. The Music Professor Jim LaBarbara from On the Air Entertainment, will spin the platters. But the fun won’t stop there. Golden Rule Catering is providing sliders and several sides. Activities include a dance contest, costume contest, a raffle and door prizes. Make the Scene by calling Clermont Senior Services at 513-724-1255. Tickets are $20, which includes admission and a light meal.



Rock ‘n roll at dance It feels so groovy to say, “I dig rock ‘n roll music.” On Saturday, March 24, Angels Home Health Services and Superior Care Plus Home Care are presenting the annual Clermont Senior Services 50s & 60s Rock ‘n Roll Dance at St. Bernadette’s Ventura Hall in Amelia. “Please join us as guests exercise their individual expression through leather jackets and poodle skirts, or paisley shirts and hot pants, as they relive those ‘groovy’ days. Even though you may have not lived during these decades, you will still enjoy the dance. The music is clean and fun, and

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Search begins for new dance champs The third annual Clermont County edition of “Dancing with the Stars” will be Friday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastgate Holiday Inn, 4501 Eastgate Boulevard in Union Township. The event is a fundraiser for the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) Gift of Time respite cooperative that provides additional support for families by giving them time away from the constant demands of caring for a loved one. “This is such a fun event,” said Clermont DD Executive Director Sharon Woodrow. “Ten couples will perform a dance number and will be

critiqued by a panel of judges. They will give out a Judge’s Award for best dancers of the evening; however, the winners of the coveted mirror ball are determined by friends and family that vote during the competition.” The novice dancers are being coached by a professional, and just like the TV show, there will be plenty of sparkle and action on the dance floor. Woodrow said last year’s mirror ball champions, Ohio State Rep. Joe Uecker and UC Clermont’s Meredith Delaney will perform in a special showcase. “Sheriff Rodenberg

will also take another spin around the dance floor,” she said. Competitors for the competition include the superintendent of the Southern Ohio Development Center Jim Krumer, Leslie McCurley with Goodwill Industries, local businessman Len Koogler, Leah Wainscott with Boy Scouts, Jason Dimaculangan with Landmark Industries, and Clermont Y Director Sheila Hinton. Tickets for the competition (including an appetizer bar and open dancing) cost $50 each and are available by calling 7324921. Tickets will also be available the night of the performance.


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Be cautious when giving dogs jerky In an effort to reward their dogs, many people give them little treats. But the Food and Drug Administration is cautioning about products containing chicken jerky, including chicken tenders, strips or treats. More than 350 dogs have reportedly become ill after eating these items – and some have died. Joetta Caudill-Metzger of Alexandria recently lost her 6-year-old miniature schnauzer, Molly. “I’ve been buying these dog treats because she loved them. They were chicken jerky and I thought, ‘OK, this is great.’ My dog loved these treats so when she’d been a good dog I said, ‘Oh, you’ve been a good dog today and you can have a treat,’” CaudillMetzger said. Molly had been eating those treats for more than a year. But, Caudill-Metzger says, “She’s been getting more of them lately. Before, it was like one or two. For the last month or so I’ve given her one every day.’ Suddenly she started getting lethargic, then she got sick to her stomach and she started lying down.”

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Chessy likes the cat calendar dropped off Howdy folks, I have a story to tell you, about our cat Chessy. This is hard to believe, but it happened. A neighbor and a good friend came to our house last week with a calendar, (sleep like a kitten) we had never seen one of these. It is a beautiful calendar. This feller came to see Chessy and show her the calendar he bought for her. When he came in she was asleep on the couch. He asked Ruth Ann where Chessy was so he went and picked her up. He showed her the calendar and told her it was for her. After he left it is hard to believe but the cat walked around with her head up and acted like a princess. These cats and dogs are so special in our lives. I would not want to live without one to pet and love. They can sure train a

person. Last week Tony a neighbor came over and helped prune the berries. Some had gotten long and took root. So Tony dug them up and I set a couple more beds of black raspberries. These berries make a wonderful pie and jelly. Now is the time to put nitrogen on each so the roots can get to growing new roots. The asparagus beds will get cleaned off so new growth can take place. We were down to Walmart a couple weeks ago and they had seed tapes so we got radishes, carrots, spinach and beets. We planted the radishes in a covered bed. This is a little more expensive but you don’t over plant them. The spinach we planted last fall in a tank is about ready to cut as baby spinach. It will be so

good. With the weather like it is, it is hard to not start planting. Thursday evening Ruth Ann and I were at choir practice at the Bethel United Methodist Church. The choir is getting George ready for an Rooks Easter OLE FISHERMAN Cantata. This will be wonderful, so mark your calendar for April1at 7 p.m. Come early so you can get a good seat. The church will be full. This will be a community choir. Several folks from different churches will take part in this event. The choir started working on this Feb. 2. It takes time to get it done in a

good manner. There will be several speaking parts, so plan to come. This will begin the Holy Week services. The Catholic Church men here in Bethel are having a Lenten fish fry on Friday evening. As I am sure many others are, too, so stop and get your supper. We will try to attend some of their suppers. The food is always good. We have been working with the honey bees. I left the gloves I wear in the carpenter shop. So a mouse chewed a hole in a couple fingers so we put duck tape on each one. The tape on one of them had not completely covered the hole and a bee found it and gave me a present - a sting. We have been feeding some of the bees. Someone said he is afraid more bees will die this winter due to the warm

weather. They will starve, so we are taking precautions and feeding sugar water. We attended the Farmers Institute last Friday evening at Buford. It was a wonderful evening with good food. We donated three wood items: A log bird house, a bluebird box and a bird feeder. There was a big crowd and lots of baked items, some corn, wheat, oats, hay and other things. Folks sure were bidding on each of them. The Hess fellers sure did a super job as always. Ruth Ann was setting by Lela May Hess and enjoyed the visit. This lady is sure enjoying her family and grandkids. These folks are so involved in their church and the community. Some folks there thanked me for putting the date of the in-

stitute in our column. As they said otherwise they would not have been there. We are always glad to be of help. This is a wonderful program and needs to be kept going. Saturday morning I moved the new hive of bees back to the bee yard. They seem to be doing fine. The log chunks we have with bees in them seem to be OK. Last Sunday the bees in these chunks seemed to be irritated. Every time I got close, one would try to sting me. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice, and give the Good Lord thanks. God Bless All. More later.

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The Clermont Chamber of Commerce welcomed four new directors recently. They are, from left, Stephen Hood, Kamphaus Henning & Hood CPAs; Mary Jane West, National Bank and Trust; Amanda Davenport, Fifth Third Bank; Berta Velilla, Child Focus Inc; and David Gooch, Park National Bank.

port offenders made and presented 14 no-sew fleece blankets to the Clermont Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS) in February. They were participating in Clermont County Common Pleas Courts’ Main Street Project. “The Main Street Project was developed to teach people, on probation for felony non-support of dependents, important job skills, while having these offenders give back to the community in a positive way,” said Julie Frey, director of probation for Common Pleas Court.

“By participating in the blanket project, participants learned the importance of following directions, producing a quality product, teamwork, the acceptance of new job tasks and the importance of giving back to the community,” said Frey. Each participant received community service hours for taking part in this project, she said. “The blankets will be given to children who must be removed from their homes, due to abuse or neglect,” said Erica Boller, a supervisor with the DJFS office of Children’s’ Protective Services.


Marine Corps Pvt. Thomas E. Huddleston, son of Jennifer D. Bailey of Amelia, and Thomas E. Huddleston Jr., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Chamber board sworn in

Four community leaders have joined the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. New board members are Amanda Davenport, regional manager with Fifth Third Bank; David Gooch, president of Park National Bank; Berta Velilla, director of Early Childhood Education with Child Focus Inc.; and Mary Jane West, vice president of business development with National Bank & Trust Company. “The chamber board focused on adding

strength and experience in the banking and human services sectors, and the addition of these individuals rounds-out the overall composition of the board of directors,” said Matt Van Sant, chamber president and CEO. The Clermont chamber board is made up of 21 members and four officers. Chairman of the board is Stephen Hood, partner with Kamphaus Henning & Hood Certified Public Accountants Inc.; chair-elect is Bob Manning, CFO of the Ly-

kins Companies; Erick Harback senior vice president credit officer with CBank is the Chamber board treasurer; Cindy Gramke, CEO of Clermont Senior Services, serves as secretary. The Chamber thank Charles Gerhardt, president of Government Strategies Group LLC, and Kraig Gordon, president of Gordon Construction, both leaving the board in 2012, for their years of leadership and service to the Clermont Chamber board of directors.

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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations Coty R. Nichols, 21, 1297 Grants Pass Lane, theft, Feb. 13. Shonda J. Dunn, 36, 37 Huntington Ave., domestic violence, Feb. 15.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At East Main Street, Feb. 15. Theft DVDs taken from Facet Jewelry & Pawn at 198 W. Main St., Feb. 13. Money taken from contribution box at Grace & Mercy OutReach Thrift Store; $4 at 17 W. Main St., Feb. 2.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Tara Morris, 21, 219 Savannah Circle, warrant, Feb. 12. Robert Halloran, 25, 120 N. 5th St., domestic violence, Feb. 12. Jeffrey C. Couch, 28, 160 S. Riverside No. 7, warrant, Feb. 14. Andrew A. Zistler, 53, 7043


Moorfield Drive, driving under influence, Feb. 15. Matthew D. Smith, 26, 171 Spring St. No. 17, domestic violence, Feb. 17. Mickey D. Wilson, 40, 171 Spring St. No. 9, warrant, Feb. 18. Brandon Piersall, 22, 18 Chapel Road, warrant, Feb. 18. Shawna R. Byrd, 18, 8712 Vic Barb, warrant, Feb. 20.

lence, Feb. 7. Robert Schafer, 22, 108 Main St., warrant, Feb. 13. Jeffrey B. Branam, 20, 206 Washington St., recited, Feb. 17. Michelle J. Egan, 34, 116 Paddlewheel Drive, recited, Feb. 17.



Criminal damage AC unit damaged at 160 S. Riverside No. 2, Feb. 16. Domestic violence At North 5th Street, Feb. 12. At Spring Street, Feb. 17. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 600 University Lane No. 208, Feb. 18. Theft Purse, medication, etc. taken from vehicle at Dollar General at 499 W. Main St., Feb. 17.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Michele North, 41, 784 Greenmound Road, domestic vio-

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David Watson, 25, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly No. 125, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 9. Joseph L. Meyers, 44, 1118 Twigg Lane, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Andrew J. Block, 45, 965 E. Legendary, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Ann M. Block, 43, 965 E. Legendary, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Zachary A. Windle, 21, 1238 Nottingham, theft, Feb. 10. Samuel J. Brady, 19, 310 St. Andrews, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 7. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence,

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Male threatened with gun at Davis Road No. 3, Feb. 12. Burglary DVDs, etc. taken at 1381 Ohio Pike, Feb. 12.

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, Interim Chief John Wallace, 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. TV taken at 1514 Denny Drive, Feb. 13. Domestic violence At Twigg Lane, Feb. 10. At East Legendary Run, Feb. 10. At White Birch, Feb. 13. At Golf Club Lane, Feb. 19. Drug paraphernalia Items found in vehicle during traffic stop at Steamboat Drive, Feb. 18.



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GOSHEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6710 Goshen Rd, Goshen Across from Goshen High School 513-722-2541 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am Blended Worship Traditional and Contemporary Youth Fellowship 6:00pm Nursery Available

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A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450


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Feb. 13. Reece H. Gaston, 21, 1680 Ohio 125, drug possession, Feb. 14. Joseph W. Flowers, 26, 4773 Klatte Road, warrant, Feb. 12. William C. Loose, 40, 866 Locust Corner, consumption in vehicle, Feb. 18. Kyle M. Neal, 23, 3712 River Road, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 18. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, Feb. 18. Patricia L. Ohearn, 50, 1381 Ohio 125 No. 13E, theft, Feb. 19. Melissa Rose, 40, 1748 Culver Court No. 4, warrant, Feb. 8. Linda M. Canada, 32, 14749 Bodman, warrant, Feb. 8. Sherri M. McMillion, 33, 7718 Love, warrant, Feb. 9. Harry McMurray, 43, 1751 Culver Court No. 7, warrant, Feb. 13. Johnathan M. Hensley, 28, 368 St. Andrews, recited, Feb. 10.

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052




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

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

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


Welcomes You

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

Pastor: Rev. Jay Madigan

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

Sunday School 9:30am Worship/Children’s Church 10:30am Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”

Drug possession Marijuana found in vehicle during traffic stop at area of Ohio 52 at Nine Mile Road, Feb. 14. Drug possession, paraphernalia Drug items found in vehicle during traffic stop by K-9 unit at area if 1097 Ohio 125, Feb. 9. Improper discharge of firearm Shots fired into home and pool at 3633 Lewis, Feb. 14. Theft Money taken from wallet at Walmart; $10 at 1815 Ohio 125, Feb. 9. Checks, etc. taken from vehicle at 3812 Red Fox Drive, Feb. 10. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $310 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 10. Purse, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,290 at 1409 Elrond Drive, Feb. 11. Two AC units taken from Calvin Presbyterian Church; $10,000 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 12. Wallet taken from vehicle at 3806 Red Fox, Feb. 14. Septic tank motor taken; $571 at 3358 Merwin Ten Mile, Feb. 14. Scrap metal taken at 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 154, Feb. 13. Chewing gum taken from Kroger; $1 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 17. GPS and coins taken from vehicles at 3578 and 3573 Brookhaven, Feb. 18.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Gary Kelley, 26, 507 Piccadilly, warrant service, Feb. 16. Eric D. Widmeyer, 22, 13627 Meeker, warrant service, Feb. 16. Robert C. Thacker, 25, 1110 W. Main St., warrant, Feb. 16. Daniel R. Wilson, 42, 1349 Norma Lane, drug instrument, theft, Feb. 17. Erica L. Guilliams, 32, 1351 Norma Lane, theft, Feb. 17. David C. Schram, 25, 3845 Jackie Drive, theft, Feb. 18. Josh A. Howard, 19, 3889 Old Savannah, underage possession, Feb. 18. Kristin F. Kessling, 19, 7061 Monongahela, warrant, Feb. 18. Stacey M. Landrum, 28, Trappers Court, recited, Feb. 18. Kevin M. Holtz, 49, 19th Street, theft, drug possession, Feb. 18. William Chappel, 26, 5562 Dunning Place, drug possession, Feb. 18. William V. Lawson, 35, 4324 Simpson Ave., warrant service, Feb. 18. Damian R. Cummings, 19, 23 Lori Lane, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 18. Richard A. Campbell, 23, 4848 Teal Lane, drug possession, Feb. 17. Austin D. Thies, 20, 224 Short St., drug possession, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, Feb. 16. Anthony J. Williams Jr., 31, Forest Avenue, obstructing official business, Feb. 18. Alison Bellew, 25, Williams Street, obstructing official business, Feb. 18. Eric Woodruff, 18, 71 Wooded Ridge, drug abuse, Feb. 16. Hillary D. Gentry, 19, 4007 Brandychase No. 271, driving under suspension, Feb. 19. Lindsay B. Clepper, 28, 1087 Old Ohio 74, driving under suspension, Feb. 19. Laura B. Harris, 20, 312 St. Andrews, driving under suspension, Feb. 17. Fonda L. Corbett, 48, 4421 Norway, driving under influence, Feb. 17. Rodney A. Luthy, 46, 3922 Randolph, driving under suspension, Feb. 17. Donald Applegate, 57, Hodge St., illegal conveyance, Feb. 15. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, Feb. 16.

See POLICE, Page B7



POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 Claude E Godfrey, 32, 526 Old Ohio 74, warrant service, Feb. 17. Tina R. Mott, 25, 500 University Lane, warrant service, Feb. 19. Stephen S Wilson, 54, 71 Barmil, telecommunication harassment, Feb. 18. Tanner P. Malloy, 18, 482 Broadway, warrant service, Feb. 19. Kyle C. Acus, 21, 4968 Sesame St., domestic violence, Feb. 17. Heather M. Bryant, 28, 3977 Piccadilly, warrant service, Feb. 20. Kirby S. Schneder, 23, 4647 Buckskin Trail, domestic violence, Feb. 20. Jeffrey C. Campbell, 40, lka 124 Holly Park, unauthorized use of vehicle, Feb. 19. Avlon F. Elliott, 37, driving under suspension, Feb. 17. Charles C. Truesdell, 18, 824 Clough, underage consumption, Feb. 17. Timothy A. Ell, 18, 1428 Gumbert, underage possession, driving under influence, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, Feb. 17. Nichole L. Hoffard, 21, 484 Old Ohio 74, driving under suspension, Feb. 19. Teddy D. Collins, 42, 5 Crestview, driving under suspension, Feb. 15. Jessica L. Seaman, 35, 2107 Harvey Road, open container, Feb. 15. Joseph E. Cooper, 43, 2707 Brooking, warrant, Feb. 19. Rose M. Honican, 28, 4016 Hamblen, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, Feb. 14. Dennie Towner, 29, 832 Faybanks, assault, Feb. 14. Matthew D. Gedon, 36, 4700 E. Filager, receiving stolen property, Feb. 15. Thomas Riley, 27, 1005 Clepper, drug possession, Feb. 15. Ariana Matthews, 21, lka 7109 Monongahela, aggravated menacing, drug instrument, marijuana possession, Feb. 15.

Incidents/investigations Attempted burglary Glass broken in door at 3992 Pharo Drive, Feb. 15. Female reported this offense at 13 Apple Lane, Feb. 17. Attempted theft Attempt made to take steel doors at Max & Erma's at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 19. Phone scam reported at 1169 Creek Ridge, Feb. 17. Breaking and entering Storage units broken into at Uncle Bob's Storage at Old Ohio 74, Feb. 20. Burglary Forced entry made at 4035 Brandychase, Feb. 15. Jewelry taken; $1,800 at 4326 Eastwood No. 4112, Feb. 14. A safe, etc. taken; $2,430 at 4018 Brandychase No. 801, Feb. 19. Criminal damage Door damaged on vehicle at Pets Mart at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 14. Disturbance Subject displayed a gun at Damon's at Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, Feb. 17. Lost/stolen Passport reported missing at 4428 Eastwood No. 7215, Feb. 15. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 4784 Shephard, Feb. 18. Rape Female juvenile reported this offense at wooded area near Piccadilly Apartments, Feb. 14. Theft Cosmetics taken from Kroger; $43 at Old Ohio 74, Feb. 15. Purse taken from hallway; $200 cash at 434 Old Ohio 74 No. B, Feb. 13. A shirt taken from JC Penney; $20 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 20. Laptop computer taken; $1,100 at 1205 Cedar Run Court, Feb. 19. Toilet flush mechanism taken at Wendy's at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 20. Medication taken at 3811 Rohling Oaks No. 807, Feb. 18. Ring taken from locker at Beechmont Racquetball Club; $3,000 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 18. 44 bras taken from Victoria's Secret; $2,299 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 17. GPS unit taken from vehicle at Danbarry Cinemas; $500 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 18. Jewelry taken; $2,700 at 4115 Long Acres No. A, Feb. 17. Ten DVDs taken from Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 14. Wallet, medication, etc. taken

from vehicle at 3936 Banks Road, Feb. 16. GPS unit, I-pod, etc. taken from vehicle; over $1,400 at 4400 Glen Willow, Feb. 16.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Jordan Pflueger, 21, 8709 Chaney Road, warrant, Feb. 9. Juvenile, 15, drug possession, Feb. 9. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, Feb. 9. Juvenile, 14, disorderly conduct, Feb. 9. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Aaron Comberger, 21, 176 N. 8th St., warrant, Feb. 16.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Entry made into residence at 40 Highmeadow No. 4, Feb. 12. Domestic violence At South Sixth Street, Feb. 10. Narcotics complaint Two male students possessed drugs at Genesis Center at 549 W. Main St., Feb. 9. Theft Signs destroyed and taken at Zachary Drive, Feb. 8. CD player and medication taken from vehicle at 40 Highmeadow Lane, Feb. 13.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jason David Petty, 27, 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 2152 Ohio 125, Amelia, Nov. 29. Kyle Ray Doherty, 21, 3001 Ohio 132, Amelia, burglary at 2152 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 15. Nicholas G Ruhstaller, 21, 306 St. Andrews Drive, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property at 2025 Sportys Drive, Batavia, Feb. 19. Amanda Lynn Watson, 20, 114 Missoui St., Georgetown, forgery, theft at 2025 Sportys Drive, Batavia, Feb. 19. Amanda Lynn Watson, 20, receiving stolen property at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Feb. 17. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Feb. 21. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Feb. 21. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Feb. 21. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, Feb. 21. Brandi Faye Jernigan, 28, 1257 Birchview Lane, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 4110 Otter Creek Drive, Amelia, Feb. 15. Juvenile, 14, criminal mischief move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal mischief move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 13, criminal mischief move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another, Amelia, Feb. 22. Tammi Leshell McClary, 30, 301 E. Ohio St., Georgetown, theft at 5405 Fomorin Township, Williamsburg, Feb. 17. Lisa Ann Webster, 40, 474 Piccadilly Sq., Apt. A, Cincinnati, theft at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 13. Tasha M. Day, 26, 1496 Thomaston Woods Drive, Amelia, theft at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia,

Feb. 13. James A. Coomer, 22, 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, receiving stolen property at 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Feb. 18. Michael Chaira, 31, 4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, open liquor container - public place at 4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Feb. 14. Juvenile, 16, assault, Batavia, Feb. 14. William Joseph Lane, 22, 6718 Pecos Drive, Newtown, criminal trespass at 4443 Roudebush Lane, Batavia, Feb. 14. Jeremy E. Glenn, 26, 3910 Sumther Pkwy., Cincinnati, criminal trespass at 4443 Roudebush Lane, Batavia, Feb. 14. Tina Rene Mott, 25, 500 University Lane, Batavia, obstructing official business, permitting drug abuse at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 16. Stephanie Irisrose Gehring, 29, 600 University Lane No. 303, Batavia, obstructing official business at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 16. Heather Louise Powers, 37, 1420 Ohio 125, Amelia, domestic violence at 1420 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 16. Juvenile, 16, assault, Batavia, Feb. 16. Lester Dominic Blye Williams, 23, 700 University Lane No. 215, Batavia, domestic violence at 700 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 16. Mark Alan Bryant, 38, 846 Delehanty Court, Apt. 1, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 400 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 17. Harold K. Anderson, 33, 777 Rue Center Court, Apt. G, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 400 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 17. Joshua Andrew Klein, 33, 1799 East Concord, Amelia, domestic violence at 1799 East Concord Road, Amelia, Feb. 17. Jeffrey L. West, 40, 271 Sweetbriar, Batavia, drug paraphernalia at Old 74 at Straight St., Batavia, Feb. 17. Edward R. Graham, 32, 231 E Osborne St., Bethel, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at 2019 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Feb. 18. Robin Lynn Craig, 24, 2810 Wilson Road, Bethel, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 2810 Wilson Road, Bethel, Feb. 18. Keith Herrin, 20, 2991 Ohio 133, Bethel, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at Lindale Mount Holly at Kellerman, Amelia, Feb. 18. James G. Phillips, 31, 1480 Fay Road, Loveland, drug paraphernalia at Plane / Charity, Bethel, Feb. 18. Ryan Patrick Tolliver, 22, 18 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Apt. 24, Amelia, domestic violence, possession of drugs at 18 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Apt. 24, Amelia, Feb. 19. Juvenile, 13, criminal mischief, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 13, criminal trespass, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 13, curfew/loitering/ vagrancy, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal mischief, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal trespass, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, curfew/loitering/ vagrancy, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal damaging/ endangering, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal mischief, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 14, criminal trespass, Amelia, Feb. 22.

Juvenile, 14, curfew/loitering/ vagrancy, Amelia, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Batavia, Feb. 20. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Batavia, Feb. 20. Brian Blatchford, 19, 102 W. Main St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at Hwy. 50, Milford, Feb. 20. Danny Wayne Dickerson, 30, 102 W. Main St., Williamsburg, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at Hwy. 50, Milford, Feb. 20. Amber Lewis, 23, 500 University Lane Apt. 312, Batavia, Oh, possession of drugs - marijuana at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 21. Jeremy Adam Lorraine, 24, 2524 Ohio 131, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 2297 Ohio 131, Goshen, Feb. 22. Stacey Naegle, 25, 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm, violate protection order or consent agreement at 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, Feb. 23. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Batavia, Feb. 24. Tina Lynn Cook, 39, 100 Broadway No. 1, Batavia, domestic violence at 3807 Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 24. Carl Douglas Powers, 43, 2756 Ohio 132, New Richmond, domestic violence at 2756 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Feb. 25. Mardrees Luvall Valentine, 19, at Large, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25. James F. Downs, 30, 2803 Upper 5 Mile Road, Mount Orab, unauthorized use of motor vehicle at 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm, Amelia, Feb. 25. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Amelia, Feb. 25.

Rashon Nmn Cheatham, 25, 4487 Paddock Lane, Cincinnati, assault at 4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, Feb. 26. Alexander D'Ottavio Padilla, 34, 1242 Glen Haven Lane, Batavia, disorderly conduct at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 26. Joshua Elliot Iker, 35, 1910 W. Hall Road, New Richmond, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, Feb. 26. Michelle Benjamin, 31, 6 Pine View Drive, No. 8, Amelia, disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening at 6 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault At Marbe Lane, Batavia, Feb. 26. At E. Filager Road, Batavia, Feb. 18. At Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Feb. 14. At Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, Feb. 16. Breaking and entering At 1336 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 24. At 2235 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Feb. 19. At 2270 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, Feb. 25. At 2471 Straight St., Batavia, Feb. 25. At 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, Feb. 13. At 2934 Ohio 131, Batavia, Feb. 23. Burglary At 4526 Ireton Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 18. At 52 Lake Meadow Drive, Batavia, Feb. 22. At 2152 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 7. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Feb. 19. At 2700 Weaver Road, Batavia, Feb. 16. Criminal damaging/endangering At 2308 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, Feb. 26. At 2471 Straight St., Batavia, Feb. 25. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3922 Greentree Terrace, Amelia, Feb. 14. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25. Criminal mischief - move, deface, tamper, etc. property

of another At 3696 Shag Bark Drive, Amelia, Feb. 12. Criminal mischief At 3922 Greentree Terrace, Amelia, Feb. 18. At 2193 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 23. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3846 Bach Grove Court, Amelia, Feb. 21. Criminal trespass At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 1540 Thornberry Road, Amelia, Feb. 13. At 2193 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 23. At 3922 Greentree Terrace, Amelia, Feb. 14. At 4443 Roudebush Lane, Batavia, Feb. 14. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25. Curfew/loitering/vagrancy At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. At 3696 Shag Bark, Amelia, Feb. 20. Deception to obtain a dangerous drug At 1400 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 14. Disorderly conduct - fighting or threatening At 400 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 17. At 6 Pine View Drive, Amelia, Feb. 26. Disorderly conduct At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 26. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At Chapel Woods Drive, Batavia, Feb. 24. At Herold Road, Batavia, Feb. 20. At Herold Road, Batavia, Feb. 20. At Rocky Hill Terrace, Amelia, Feb. 25. At Marbe Lane, Batavia, Feb. 14. At Sierra Court, Batavia, Feb. 23. Domestic violence At Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 16. At East Concord Road, Amelia, Feb. 17.

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DEATHS Sherry Rains Sherry Kuhn Rains, 57, Amelia, died Feb. 28. She worked for General Electric. Survived by son Shane (Tiffany) Rains; father William Kuhn; brother William Kuhn; four grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Kathleen Hemmings Kuhn. Services were March 2 at Evans Funeral Home.

Lloyd Rust Lloyd E. Rust, 68, Batavia, died Feb. 23. He worked for the Ford Motor Company. Survived by wife Virginia Rust; children William, Richard (Deborah), Shelly Rust, Deborah (Scott) Johnson; brother Granville Rust; grandson Trey Rust. Preceded in death by son Dwayne Rust, sisters Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Rust. Services were Feb. 29 at Newtonsville United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Moore Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Newtonsville United Methodist Church, 518 Liberty St., Newtonsville, OH 45158.

Alan Vormbrock Alan H. Vormbrock, 82, Amelia, died Feb. 27. Survived by children Gail Brunner, Scott (Colleen), Alan (Joanne) Vormbrock; sister Gladys (Bruce) Bowie; six grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren. Arrangements by Craver-Riggs Funeral Home.

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


30 Deer Creek Drive, Brett Grant, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, $86,666.67. 62 Red Bud Circle, Joann Ward to Kristina & Donald Thompson III, $123,000.


1339 Covedale Lane, Eric & Courtney Fox to Michael & Tara Martin, $152,000. 630 Deanna Drive, Benjamin Frierson to U.S. Bank NA, 4.4650 acre, $153,334. 4542 Meadow Lane, Vista Meadow Development LLC to NVR Inc., 0.2620 acre, $17,500. 4239 Ohio 132, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Bennie & Merry Powell, 1.4690 acre, $30,000. 78 Tall Trees Drive, Unit 10D, Tracy Surratt to U.S. Bank NA, $60,000.


1351 Clermontville-Laurel Road, Robert Dunbar to Jesse Cat Dunbar, 25.5200 acre, $63,912.50. 2543 Ohio 222, Melody IrwinKeeton to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 2.0200 acre, $56,200.


20901053 Bethel New Richmond Road, Ronald & Christian Heinzman to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Co., 0.3290 acre, $33,334. 2090105 Moorage Court, Freedom Homes to Parris Milton, $145,000.


LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of state law, there being due and unpaid changes for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners lien of the goods here-after described and stored at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, located at; 1105 Old ST.RT.74, Batavia, OH. 45103, (513)752-8110, and due notice having been given to the owner of said property and all parties know to claim an interest therein,and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the above stated address to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Wednesday, 3/21/12 at 10 AM. 1.Alton Harris 540 Lila Avenue Apt 2 Milford,Oh., 45150 (household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equip.) 2.Zack Conover 5830 Price Rd. Milford,Oh., 45150 (household goods, furniture, boxes) 3.Rachel N. Stemmerding 1651 Bethel New Hope Road Bethel, Oh., 45106 (household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, office furniture) 1001691017 LEGAL NOTICE Carole Boring 1751 E. Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio 45102 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Rock Castle Storage at 1170 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio 45102 will be sold for payment due. 92643 In compliance with Ohio Rev. Code Section 117.38. The Clermont County Public Library Financial Report for the year ended 12/31/2011 is available for public inspection at the office of the chief financial Officer. 1692048

3481 Ballymore Court, Estate of Russell Miller to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1603 acre, $170,486. 907 Country Club Drive, MAK Holdings LLC to W. Douglas Auxier, $400,000. 3734 Redthorne Drive, Thomas Huebschle, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, $132,720.


4915 Beechwood Road, Shannon Goodman to Fifth Third Mortgage Co., 0.4000 acre, $60,000. 1431 Binning Road Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Luke Hueber, 1.6400 acre, $10,557. 4192 Cannon Gate Drive, Patrick & Kathy Gregory to

Nabih David, 0.4660 acre, $100,000. 1244 Glen Haven Lane, Jonathan & Sylvia Perry to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $80,000. 435 Glenrose Lane, Tiffany Golob to The Bank of New York Mellon, $43,334. 4121 Hallfield Lane, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to David & Debra Landers, $204,950. 752 Jarole Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Richard & Jessica Rettinger, $93,900. 3960 Nine Mile Road, Motel 6 Operating LP to Green Crest Corp., 3.5730 acre, $1,100,000. 3985 Ponder Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Judith Withrow, 0.4590 acre, $140,000. 4124 Roland Creek Drive, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Lisa Carroll, $245,000. 687 Winding Way, Roxanne Wilson, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $53,333.34. 1195 Woodchase Trail, Kirk & Sally Schultz to Brian & Elizabeth Miller, 0.3260 acre, $185,000. 1209 Woodchase Trail, Amy & Aaron Harding to Thomas & Frances Jurman, $250,000. 4084 Woodsly Drive, The Drees Co. to Keith & Amanda Brown, 0.2750 acre, $257,724. 1 Boundry St., Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Barry Kidd, $28,500. 3905 Bridgadoon Drive, Dhiraj & Jasuben Patel to Niral & Vidhi Patel, $238,001. 811 Dorgene Lane, Jamshed Lam & Maria Szajda-Lam to Andrea & Stephen Toben, 0.4870 acre, $227,500. Lang Road, P. Donald & Darlene Marcum to Glenn & Pamela Shenton, 5.0100 acre, $130,000. 1143 Telluride Drive, No. 404, Kevin Patterson to Laura Sauter, $107,500. 4088 Woodmont Drive, JoAnn Powell, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.5150 acre, $103,334. 4729 Beechwood Road, Timothy and Vicki Rains to Jacquelyn Holden and Lucille Fanning, $96,500. 3897 Beranger Court, Susan Munn, et al. to Ervine and Joetta Turner, $155,000. 4598 Brookview Drive, Joseph and Lesa Loudin to Mount Washington Savings and Loan Co., $70,000. 906 Debby Carol Drive, Dawn Puccini, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc.,

In Memoriam Remembering USMC SSGT

Mark Anthony Wojciechowski (“Wojo”)

It seems like yesterday that you were born. It feels like yesterday that I received the knock on my door. You would have been 28 this Saturday coming. We will celebrate without you, again. On your birth date this year we are raising funds for the scholarship that we established in your honor and in your memory. I miss you so much Tony - we all do. You will never be forgotten as you will dwell within our hearts forever and ever. Tony, my son, you are my Hero.

I love you so very much. 3/10/84 - 4/30/09, Iraq.

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acre, $21,000. 4661 Summerside Drive, U.S. Bank NA to Ten Eagles, LLC, $32,500. 4411 Wiborg Drive, Paula Hertel to Susan Smith, $101,100. 4878 Beechwood Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Kenneth & Patricia Artist, 1.0000 acre, $78,900. 4619 Bethany Glen Drive, Burnet Capital to James Matre, trustee, $87,500. 1431 Binning Road, Gary & Cheryl Ballard to Nationstar Mortgage, 1.6400 acre, $101,954. 4624 Blainfield, Grand Communities to Fischer Single Family Homes II, 0.2573 acre, $39,980. 4194 Brandonmore Drive, Patricia Dunford to Matthew & Jennifer Simpson, 0.2870 acre, $237,000. 4330 Cider Mill Road, Kathleen & John Jane Jr. to Nationwide Advantage Mortgage, 0.2310 acre, $139,000. 898 Debby Carol Drive, Regina & John Copenhaver to Richard & Linda Kuhn, 0.5700 acre, $67,000. 4218 Deepwood Lane, Lori Rettinger et al to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, 0.5510 acre, $83,333. 526 Denmark Drive, PNC Bank NA to Franklin Webb, $35,500. 4423 Dogwood, Garlin McBeath to Christopher Flinn, 0.6500 acre, $47,000. 513 Harrison Lane, Marjorie Eby to Susan & Gerald Planck Jr., 0.5830 acre, $108,000. 4202 McLean Drive, David & Laurie Orth to Michelle & Robert Kazan, $173,000. 4676 Northridge Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Linda Smith, $35,000. 693 Old Ohio 74, Old 74 Strip Center LLC to GRP32 LLC, 1.3730 acre, $460,000. 683 Parkland Drive, Donald & Jeanette Henning to Robert & Pamela Rhodenbaugh, 0.3620 acre, $170,000. 4015 Ponder Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Charles & Mary Seipelt, $55,000. 1115 Shayler Road, Unit 25, Edward & Aloma Bell to Brittany Hicks, $47,200. 997 Shephard Woods Court, NVR to Justin & Holli Bertsch, 0.4193 acre, $167,870. 4698 Tealtown Road, Anna Cox & Barbara Carel trustees to Deborah & Charles Harris Sr., $137,500. 664 Terrace Hill Trail, Brian & Annie Blinn to Gareth & Christina Campbell, $109,900. 5004 Whitewood Court, Brian & Susan Lieving to Donald Ross, $120,000. 3994 Wilma Court, James & Janet Cooper to BBH Enterprise Group LLC, $100,000. 473 Auxier Drive, Bank of America NA to Joseph Wallace, 0.4820 acre, $131,000. 823 Dorgene Lane, Vance & Lisa Gorke to Matthew & Julie Kelly, 0.9100 acre, $266,300. 663 East Lake Lane, Sharon Robinson to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2320 acre, $103,333.34. 4455 Eva Lane, Michael Mullins, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.5190 acre, $30,000. 4545 Forest Haven Lane, Tina Benjamin to David Martin, $86,000. 890 Gorham Drive, Patrick & Linda Campbell to James Hoffman & Debra Pizzoferrato, 0.6480 acre, $232,500. 5146 Oak Brook Drive, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Kimberly & Frank Sanchez, 0.4591 acre, $337,684. 3829 Portrush Way, Villas at

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Waterford Glen LLC to Ronald & Dorothy Strubbe, $183,399. Raven Wood Court, Ivy Trails LLC to M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC, 0.3540 acre, $57,034. 1115 Shayler Rd. No. 24, Anthony Ritter, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Corp., $43,334. 993 Shephard Woods Court, Ricky Hayes to Donald & Kelly Gilman, 0.3581 acre, $189,000. 968 Shephard Woods Court, SWDC LLC to NVR, Inc., 0.2370 acre, $20,000. 581 Sonny Lane, Supaya Gray Wolfe to Terrence & Helen Housh, $82,000. 4552 Tealtown Road, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Ronald & Teresa Alford, $50,000. 4799 Tealtown Road, Markis & Carol Milam to JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA, 1.5368 acre, $46,667. 4756 Tealtown Road, Kevin Bailey to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 1.0000 acre, $50,000. 705 Terrace Hill Trail, Gary Thullen to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $83,333.34. 5291 Terrace Ridge Drive, Miami View Properties LLC to Brookstone Homes LLC, 0.1930 acre, $30,000. 5291 Terrace Ridge Drive, Brookstone Homes LLC to Carrie Moore, 0.1930 acre, $179,700.


4131 West Fork Ridge Drive, Brenda Grisham to Travis Gibbons, 0.6340 acre, $60,000. 4080 Dela Pama Road, Steven Shawn Williams, et al. to Merchants National Park, $106,666.67. 3671 Hennings Mill Road, William and Angel Rasper to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 2.0000 acre, $129,425. 4277 North Ellis Road, Tina and Robert Jackson to Wells Fargo Bank NA, 0.7000 acre, $145,005. 4125 W. Fork Ridge Drive, Secretary of Housing and Urban Dev. to Westmark Properties LLC, 0.4590 acre, $33,400. 4102 West Fork Ridge Drive, Christopher Combs, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.4590 acre, $56,667.67. 229 North 4th St., Ramsey & Michelle Wallace, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.2290 acre, $20,000. 3485 Bethel Concord Road, U.S. Bank NA ND to Danyell Kasten, 2.2500 acre, $28,000. 4341 McKeever Road, Yan Chu Huang to Tina Richey, 0.7130 acre, $96,390. 4160 Half Acre Road, Kycajo Ltd. to 4160 Half Acre Road LLC, 9.9420 acre, $2,350,000. 4135 West Fork Ridge Road, DKR Mortgage Asset Trust I to Robert Crawford, 0.4590 acre, $52,000.


320 Coral Court, Brian & Brandy May to Wells Fargo Bank NA, $76,667. 228 Fourth Street, Robert Arwine, et al. to Jeffrey & Wanda Boggs, 0.2290 acre, $38,500. 235 Happy lane, Linda Powell, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.5360 acre, $16,667. 271 S. Fourth St., Burnett Capital LLC to Sarah Sackrider, 0.2290 acre, $25,500. 170 Santa Barbara Drive, Angelo Santoro, trustee to James & Jennifer Floyd, 1.3950 acre, $24,000. 406 West Main St., Badawl Inc. to Suzanne & Daryl Cragwall, 0.6100 acre, $31,500. 278 North Second Street, Renaissance Properties Investments LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.1030 acre, $26,667. 760 Spring Street, Matthew Wendel & Robert Wendel to Sharla Willingham, 0.1150 acre, $61,500. 468 West Main St., Lex Special Assets to Don & Monica Taylor, 0.1030 acre, $25,555. Willow Street, Estate of Mabel Weaver to Jeff & Wanda Boggs Rentals Ltd., 0.1150 acre, $12,000. 227 Sixth Street, Bryon and Lisa Didusch to Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc., 0.1240 acre, $40,500. 443 West Main St., Michael and Martha Pace to Kayla and Edward Carter Jr., 0.1150 acre, $122,000.




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Dissolution Daniel Sommer Jr. vs. Nicole D. Sommer Keith Patton vs. Tammy Patton Timothy E. Traynor vs. Joyce A. Traynor Tonya L. Russell vs. Jonathan D. Russell LeAnn Brinson vs. John Brinson Michael A. Huntwork vs. Melissa L. Huntwork Crystal M. Lawsongatch vs. Steven M. Lawsongatch Greg Vanchure vs. Brandy Vanchure Deidre Frey vs. Jacob Noland Tami Schrichten vs. Glen Schrichten Todd Miller vs. Michelle M. Miller William D. Elble vs. Regina F. Elble Robin R. Moermond vs. Jay D. Moermond Sr. Paul J. Badyna vs. Karen S. Badyna Deborah S. Davis vs. James E. Davis Lora Jessie vs. Joey Jessie Sr. Tracy K. Fritz vs. Chad E. Fritz Michelle L. Stegemoller vs. Brian K. Stegemoller David S. Hawkins II vs. Libby M. Hawkins Kevin W. Ducasse vs. Debbie Ducasse Winter Patchell vs. Brian Patchell

Indictments The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Shawna Marie Smith, 32, 4308 Batavia Meadows No. 16, Batavia, theft, tampering with records, Department of Jobs and Family Service. Michael Andrew Vieson, 42, 2643 Ohio 232, New Richmond, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Samuel Jason Brady, 19, 310 St. Andrews Drive, Apt. D, Cincinnati, burglary, tampering with evidence, Pierce Township Police. Thomas Christopher Meyer, 20, 7254 Thompson Road, Goshen, aggravated possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police. Robert Thacker, 25, 140 West Main St., Amelia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Joshua Lee Dennerline, 28, Kenton County Jail, 303 Court St., Covington, theft of drugs, grand theft, theft, Amelia Police. Earl Ronald Malicoat III, 32, Clermont County Jail, robbery, aggravated burglary, burglary, Miami Township Police/Milford Police. Debora R. Hutchison, 47, 969 Ohio 28, Lot No. 3, Milford, assault, harassment with bodily substance, Miami Township Police. James Andrew Carroll, 24, 5134 Lindsey Road, Mount Orab, aggravated possession of drugs, Bethel Police. Brandon Michael Davis, 25, 2078 Ohio 222, Bethel, receiving stolen property, Bethel Police. Donald W. Applegate, 57, 330 Hodge St., Newport, illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, trafficking in drugs, attempted possession of drugs, carrying a concealed weapon,

Narcotics Unit. Donnie Wayne Applegate, 34, Clermont County Jail, illegal conveyance of weapons or prohibited items onto grounds of detention facility or institution, trafficking in drugs, attempted trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Scott Alex Underhill, 19, 2509 Pochard Drive, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Austin Wayne Hundley, 26, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Amie Michele Quimby, 34, 6674 Salem Road, Cincinnati, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Wayne Arthur Linville, 41, 6615 Manila Road, Goshen, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Jeannie M. Mitchell-Withers, 34, 746 S. High St., Mount Orab, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Narcotics Unit. Jason Michael Radford, 26, Clermont County Jail, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Union Township Police. Michael Wayne Gormley, 20, 82 Deer Meadow Drive, Batavia, felonious assault, interference with custody, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael David Blum, 53, 3588 Sodom Road, Bethel, rape, gross sexual imposition, felonious sexual penetration, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jerry C. Lovitt, 33, 104 Susanna Way Unit B, New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. William Jason Reese, 31, 69 E. Main St. Apt. 6, Amelia, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Shane Stanton Taylor, 38, 927 N. Buckley Ave., Sidney, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Steven Scott Flatt, 43, 7178 West U.S. 50, Holton, IN non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Chadwick Louis Laumann Sr., 40, 9 Montgomery Way No. 6, Amelia, identity fraud, Pierce Township Police. Andrew Joseph Seibert, 31, Hamilton County Justice Center, violating a protection order, menacing by stalking, Ohio State Highway patrol. Nicholas Gilbert Royse, 21, 1877 Bainum Road, New Richmond, burglary, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nathaniel Jay Williamson, 20, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Lot 81, Amelia, unlawful sexual conduct with minor, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ronald Shain Davidson, 30, 404 Sunset View Drive, Bethel, burglary, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Alexander Chauncey Howard, 18, 335 W. 9th St., Covington, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robin Jean Combs, 35, 2512 Ohio 133, Bethel, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Shannon Ray Allen Morgan, 21, 5816 Highview Drive, Milford, sexual battery, Miami Township Police. John Howard Summerfield, 25, Clermont County Jail, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Misty Dawn Harris, 21, Clermont County Jail, possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence, Union Township Police. Sandra Lynn Dougherty, 52, 8 Sparrow Lane, Amelia, theft, theft from an elderly person, forgery, Amelia Police. Gary Wayne Hodges, Jr., 31, Clermont County Jail, retaliation, menacing by stalking, Amelia Police. Andrew Ryan Paust, 18, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Tonya Marie Feiler, 41, 2268 Ohio 222, New Richmond, illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Robert Dale Young, 52, Clermont County Jail, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Lisa Marie Goldfuss, 21, 19845

River Reach Drive, Fayetteville, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. James Matthew Pfeiffer, 28, 6105 Roudebush Road, Goshen, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Eduardo Tapia, 17, Clermont County Jail, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, tampering with evidence, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Randall L. Bolin Jr., 30, 413 East Vine St., Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. William Michael English II, 39, 2894 Mount Pisgah Road, New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Edward S. Dill, 36, 4037 Andora Blvd., Amelia, illegal processing of drug documents, Amelia Police. Marion Arlie Cromer, 38, 1702 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, domestic violence, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael S. Lykins, 20, 362 St. Andrews Apt. F, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, breaking and entering, safecracking, possessing criminal tools, trafficking in marijuana, Pierce Township Police. Kaitlyn Jayne Spicer, 23, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Union Township Police. Marybeth E. Camp, 38, 592 Glenrose Lane, Cincinnati, theft, forgery, Union Township Police. Cynthia M. Dixon, 45, 203 Bank Ave., St. Bernard, grand theft, Union Township Police. Bradley James Myers, 24, 4810 Long Acres Drive, Apt. C, Cincinnati, burglary, resisting arrest, Union Township Police. Corey M. Morsbach, 29, 2634 Marylan Drive, Bethel, aggravated burglary, felonious assault, Union Township Police. Billy Joe Underwood, 24, 36 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. Zachary Brandon Marlow, 27, 870 Southwynd Trail, Williamsburg, breaking and entering, aggravated possession of drugs, theft of drugs, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Drew M. Foultz, 23, Clermont County Jail, rape, gross sexual imposition, importuning, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Donna Marie Gambrell, 39, 134 N. Front St., Williamsburg, Ohio burglary, obstructing official business, Williamsburg Village Police. Travis Linden Senters, 18, 269 West Main St., Apt. A, Williamsburg, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Jason Christopher Setty, 26, 315 Elmcrest Drive, Milford, rape, attempted rape, sexual battery, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, Miami Township Police. David Scott Lee, 22, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 136, Goshen, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, corrupting another with drugs, tampering with evidence, Goshen Township Police. Richard Allan Johnson, 32, Clermont County Jail, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, Goshen Township Police. Shana Lynn Smith, 35, 2898 Spruce Way, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drugs, tampering

with evidence, Goshen Township Police. Emily K. Wolfe, 20, 526 South Wright St., Blanchester, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Wayne J. Wolfe, 45, 526 South Wright St., Blanchester, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Amanda Jean Schwalm, 23, 1030 Owens Lane, Milford, aggravated possession of drugs, Goshen Township Police. Scotty Wetzel Underwood, 31, 119 East Main St., No. 4, Lebanon, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Mark Allan Halcomb, 42, 582 Hibernia Oaks Drive, Fleming Island, FL non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Joseph Paul Barrow, 28, 3725 Lansdowne Ave., Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Gregory Wayne Johns, 48, 122 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Adrian A. Cassett, 28, 4715 Long Acres Drive, Apt. 1A, Cincinnati, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Amanda Irene Case, 22, 2535 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, burglary, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Kyle Scott Waits, 27, 2535 Oak Corner Road, Hamersville, burglary, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy Shaun Bolin, 32, 381 Lorelei Drive, Fayetteville, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Timothy Lee Dessauer, 28, Clermont County Jail, rape, felonious assault, Goshen

Township Police. John David Nantz, 27, 5815 Croslin Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, Pierce Township Police. Tommy R. Charles, 23, 3910 Holbrook St., Cincinnati, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, Pierce Township Police. Leeanne Nichole Kunkle, 26, 5815 Croslin Drive, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools, Pierce Township Police. Walter Tyler Richardson, 26, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Nicholas Allen Dolph, 27, 6840 Kesler Road, Hillsboro, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals of the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Earl Williams Stephenson, 45, 9063 Black Rabbit Road, Leesburg, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals of the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit.

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