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Castelluccio is remembered By Kellie Geist-May

Weather spotters can save lives

When it comes to keeping an eye on severe weather, the National Weather Service needs feet on the street. “We have a lot of great technology to provide information about severe weather, but we still need ground truth information – people who are out there, seeing what’s actually going on,” said Mary Jo Parker, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. FULL STORY, B1

Census shows county growth

See how each community in the county grew – or didn’t. FULL STORY, A2

Amelia to sell Morse House

Despite the freezing temperature and persistent snow, hundreds of family members, friends and supporters flocked to the Glen Este High School football field to remember Tony Castelluccio. Castelluccio, a 2009 Glen Este alumnus who just graduated from boot camp, died in a car crash in Georgia Sunday, March 6. His friends organized a candlelight vigil, which was held Thursday, March 10. Many of Castelluccio’s family members, mentors and friends spoke about the impact Castelluccio had on their lives and the pain of losing him. “He was my brother and, wherever he is, I know he’s listening and laughing at us out here freezing our butts off,” said Greg Jones, one of Castelluccio’s football friends. “Tony, I miss you and I’ll see you on the other side.” Teacher and assistant football coach Nate Baughman also spoke and read a few words from Castelluccio’s friends who didn’t think they’d be able to make it through the program. “It’s OK to hurt, to cry and to laugh,” he said. “We all need each other and the family needs us.” Castelluccio’s grandfather John


A group of Tony Castelluccio’s high school football buddies light their candles for the walk around the track during the vigil for Castelluccio Thursday, March 10, at Glen Este High School. From left are: Andrew Terry, Brandon Reed, Corey Goedde, Josh Buttrock and Travis Jones. For more about the death of Castelluccio, see page A8. Weller said that Tony was proud of himself and of his country. “He was proud to play football at Glen Este, he was proud that you all called him friend and he

By John Seney


The water level rises Thursday, March 10, below the Grant Memorial Bridge in Point Pleasant. The water crested early Monday, March 14, and will be receding through the week.

Supporters of Williamsburg schools continued the tradition of the Wildcat Gala with a fund-raising event March 4. The first Wildcat Gala in 2010 raised money for the renovation of the Osborne Field athletic facilities. FULL STORY, A3

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the track. Three of Castelluccio’s favorite songs were played and West Clermont By Request also sang “Fix Me” and “Imagine.”

Batavia schools faces $1.5 million in cuts

Amelia officials are seeking bids for the sale of the historic Morse house. The village council in February declared the property surplus and agreed to seek bids for its sale. FULL STORY, A2

Williamsburg Gala a success again

was proud to be an American,” Weller said. Toward the end of the program, candles were lit and everyone took a remembrance walk around

Water rises along Ohio River

The Ohio River rose above flood stage in Clermont County Thursday, March 10, closing some roads in low-lying areas. The river level in Cincinnati was at 53.4 feet early March 10. Flood stage is 52 feet. The river crested Monday, March 14, at 55.74 at 9 a.m. and water is expected to recede throughout the week.


The Ohio River rises Thursday, March 10, along Susanna Way in New Richmond.

Batavia school officials unveiled plans March 8 to cut $1.5 million from the budget. The proposed cuts, which must be approved by the school board at the March 21 meeting, include eliminating 14 to 18 employees. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the high school. The cuts will be made for the 2011-2012 school year even if a 6.9-mill operating levy passes May 3, said Superintendent Jill Grubb. The proposed staff cuts include laying off seven to nine certified teachers for a savings of $396,207. Seven to nine classified employees would be laid off for a savings of $195,577. Classified employees include non-teaching positions such as secretaries, food service workers, custodians and bus drivers. Board member Michael Enriquez said the proposals are general at this point and have not focused on specific positions or individuals. That will happen in


the next several weeks. “We are trying to be sensitive as to how people are notified, so no one is told one thing and something else happens,”

Enriquez said. In addition to the staff layoffs, some of the proposed cuts include: • Not replacing an administrator and custodian who are retiring. • Reducing the days worked by the school nurse to 199. • Not filling some supplemental positions. • Consolidating some bus routes. • Cutting $150,000 in athletic expenses out of the general fund. Grubb said a committee is working on how to replace the athletic expenses with alternative funding sources such as fundraising and changes in the fee structure for participating athletes. Grubb said the cuts were needed because revenue has not keep

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up with expenses. The district has operated at a deficit for the past three years, and the district’s reserve fund has been deleted. Both the cuts and passage of the levy are needed to build up the reserve fund,

she said. “Hopefully, the plan has minimal impact on the education of our kids,” Enriquez said. The proposed cuts will be posted on the district’s website at www.batavia


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Batavia firm to expand, add jobs By John Seney

A Batavia firm that makes tempered glass for the auto industry plans to expand and add 20 jobs. Adele Evans, development specialist with the Clermont County Office of Economic Development said Auto Temp Inc. plans a $1.1-million expansion that would add 38,000 square feet to the firm’s plant at 750 Kent Road. The expansion, expected to begin this spring, would add 20 jobs to the 120 jobs already at the plant.

Clermont County commissioners Feb. 16 approved a 60-percent tax exemption for 10 years on real property improvements as part of the expansion. Evans said the tax break will save the company about $145,660 in property taxes over 10 years. She said the firm has used tax incentives in the past. “It’s allowed them to grow,” she said. The tax exemption granted to Auto Temp is the first approved in 2011 by the commissioners. “There are more prospects in the pipeline,”

Evans said. Doug Fassler, vice president of sales and one of the owners of Auto Temp, said the firm began operations in 1992 with one glass tempering furnace. The plant now has four furnaces and the expansion will allow the firm to add a fifth. “We hope to keep expanding,” Fassler said. Dennis Nichols, Batavia village administrator, said the firm’s expansion “is a wonderful thing.” “It’s very beneficial to the regional economy,” he said. “Auto Temp has been a good corporate citizen.”

2010 census data shows growth in Clermont Co., communities The following is the 2010 data released by the U.S. Census last week about Clermont County and the communities in the county. For more information, see 1980 1990 2000 2010 Percentage Change Clermont County 128,483 150,187 177,977 197,363 +10.89 Amelia 1,108 1,837 2,752 4,801 +74.45 Batavia 1,896 1,700 1,617 1,509 -6.67 Bethel 2,231 2,407 2,637 2,711 +2.81 Chilo 173 130 97 63 -35.05 Felicity 929 856 922 818 -11.27 Loveland 1,643 1,695 1,835 1,941 +5.77 Milford 5,652 5,655 6,284 6,680 +6.30 Moscow 324 279 244 185 -24.18 Neville 142 226 127 100 -21.25 New Richmond 2,769 2,408 2,219 2,582 +16.35 Newtonsville 434 427 492 392 -20.32 Owensville 858 1,019 816 794 -2.69 Williamsburg 1,952 2,322 2,358 2,490 +5.59 Batavia Franklin Goshen Jackson Miami Monroe Ohio Pierce Stonelick Tate Union Washington Wayne Williamsburg

10,523 3,191 12,442 2,221 22,938 6,133 5,222 7,262 5,133 7,946 28,222 2,066 3,352 4,537

13,673 3,803 12,697 2,461 28,199 7,762 5,310 9,589 5,597 8,399 33,368 2,441 4,749 4,789

17,503 4,348 13,663 2,576 36,632 8,236 5,245 12,226 5,816 8,935 42,332 2,351 5,025 5,005

23,280 4,188 15,505 2,980 40,848 7,828 5,192 14,349 5,890 9,357 46,416 2,278 4,885 5,746

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The historic Morse house on Oak Street in Amelia.

Amelia seeks bids for Morse house By John Seney

Amelia officials are seeking bids for the sale of the historic Morse house. The village council in February declared the property surplus and agreed to seek bids for its sale. Mayor Leroy Ellington said the village is asking for a $50,000 minimum bid on the property. “The council has the authority to accept or not accept any bid,” he said. Ellington said the site would be a great place for a law or dental office. “Whoever bought it would benefit,” he said. The brick house was built in the 1850s by Amelia resident Increase Morse. It originally was at the corner of Oak and Main streets, but was moved in 1998 to its present location at 40 Oak St. to make way for a drug store. Members of the Amelia Historical Society proposed turning the building into a museum, but the cost of fixing it up was too expensive. Village council members voted in September to put the house and the .435-acre lot it sits on up for sale. Council Member Bob Pollitt said the house was costing the village too much to maintain. Before putting the house up for sale, council members voted to change the zoning on the land from residential to business. To request a bid packet, call the village office at 7534747. The deadline for bids is 4 p.m. Monday, April 18.

Bank teller charged with stealing By John Seney

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A woman who worked as a teller at the RiverHills Bank in New Richmond is facing charges of stealing $65,000 from accounts at the bank. Charlene Richmond, 44, of 1719 E. Boat Run Road, Monroe Township, was indicted Feb. 16 by the Clermont County Grand Jury on charges of grand theft and tampering with records. New Richmond Police Chief Randy Harvey said the charges were the result of a seven-month investigation by New Richmond police and the River Hills Bank at 1041 Old U.S. 52. Harvey said the investigation into the alleged thefts began in July 2010 when a customer noticed irregularities in his account and notified the bank. The investigation found thefts going back a year and a half. Richmond entered a not guilty plea in an appearance in Clermont County Common Pleas Court Feb. 24. She was released on $10,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear before Judge Richard Ferenc April 6 for a hearing to set a trial date. Richmond has been terminated by the bank, Harvey said.


March 16, 2011

Community Journal


Three UC Clermont students head to Haiti


University of Cincinnati professor Cheri Westmoreland has been on multiple trips to Haiti. She, along with Raymond Walters College French instructor Jody Ballah, will lead 24 students during a service learning trip to St. Louis de Nord in Haiti March 18 to March 26.


Three UC Clermont students will travel to Haiti during spring break to do relief work. From left are: Professor Cheri Westmoreland, who will lead the trip, as well as Heather Melton, Alisa Racic and Nancy Mayo.

Three women from three different walks of life will come together this spring break with a common goal – making a difference in Haiti. Nancy Mayo, Heather Melton and Alisa Racic, all students at UC Clermont, will be in Haiti from March 17 to March 24 as part of a service learning project to deliver medical and personal supplies as well as work in the village clinic, volunteer in schools and support community development. “We’ll be getting down and dirty to help make a difference in the lives of the Haitian people,” said Racic, a 29-year-old biology major who lives in Amelia. “We’ll be exposed to a lot of different situations and we’ll help out wherever we’re needed.” Racic graduated from Turpin High School and has been on mission trips to Mexico and Romania to deliver eyeglasses to the needy. While she has some experience outside the United States, she knows Haiti will be different. “The needs in Haiti are so immense,” she said. “ … I’m hoping to get into medical school and this will give me an opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and experience the world.” The trip is part of a class the three are taking on UC’s

The trip is part of a class on UC’s main campus called Haitian Culture and Society. main campus called Haitian Culture and Society, taught by Cheri Westmoreland. “We’ve been talking about a variety of topics including history, race, gender and culture in Haiti … We really stress the service learning aspect. We want them to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it,” Westmoreland said. “This is a way for them to experience what they’ve learned while giving back.” Westmoreland, who’s also the director of the McNair Scholars Program, and Jody Ballah, a French instructor at Raymond Walters College, will lead the trip with 24 students. Each student had to come up with about $1,800 to pay for the trip. Mayo learned about the class and the trip through her involvement on the Clermont campus. The 28year-old sophomore social work major, who graduated from Glen Este High School, rents a house near UC Clermont, works at the school and likes to stay involved. “I happened to see this opportunity when it came down the pike. I know there’s a tremendous need for able bodies and I said,

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MONROE TWP. – Monroe Grange members will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, in the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The program will be geared toward St. Patrick’s Day. Members will be making plans for the Degree Day to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Whiteoak Valley Grange Hall in Mowrystown. Grange is a family fraternity interested in agriculture and community affairs. New members are welcome. The Monroe Grange hall is just north of the Nicholsville Store, and south of the intersection of Ohio 222 and Bethel-New Richmond Road.

March 31 is final day

CLERMONT COUNTY – March 31 will be the last day the Clermont Community Services will accept application for the Winter Crisis Program for this heating season. The HEAP Department will continue seeing applicants by appointment Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the HEAP staff at 7322277, option 3. Income eligible households whose main heating source is threatened with disconnection, has already had services disconnected or have less than a 10-day supply of Bulk Fuel may apply for assistance.

Genealogy workshop

NEW RICHMOND – Since doctors now recognize how important it is for patients to know their family history, the study of genealogy has the answers. To learn how to climb the family tree, attend the Genealogy Workshop for Beginners at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Presented by the Monroe Township Historic Society,

this session has helps and how-tos for the person just beginning to trace the footsteps of his ancestors. Special guest speaker Debbie Geesner will lead the discussion with a question-andanswer time to follow. This event is free to the public. For more information, call the New Richmond Library at 553-0570.

Garden club meeting

UNION TWP. – The Mt. Carmel Garden Club will meet at noon Friday, March 18, at the Union Township Civic Center on Aicholtz Road. Jay Junglas of Jay’s Nursery is giving a gardening program. Visitors or new members are welcome. For more information, call May Gordon at 984-9993.

Abuse presentation

CLERMONT COUNTY – Co-occurring disorders, mental illness and substance abuse, will be topic of a presentation by Lee Ann Watson of the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Union Township Civic Center, Queen City Room A, 350 Aicholtz Road. As many as six in 10 people who abuse drugs and alcohol also suffer from mental illnesses, according to epidemiological studies. Conversely, some 25 to 60 percent of individuals with mental illnesses also have substance abuse disorders. The overwhelming reality of these concurrent disorders presents huge challenges for diagnosing mental illness and treating drug addiction. All are welcome who want to join in the group.

Legion post rentals

BATAVIA – American Legion Batavia Post 237 members would like the community to know the hall is available to rent The post is at 2215 Old Ohio 32. Call 732-2428 for booking information.

must provide at least two emergency contacts and custody papers or restraining order information, if applicable. For more information, call Child Focus at 528-7224 or visit

Fish fry

BATAVIA – Members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 2289, 265 Foundry Ave. in Batavia will host fish fries during Lent Fridays between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. through April 22, at the post. The menu includes fish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert and coffee. Call 513732-9035 for carryout.

Head Start registration

CLERMONT COUNTY – Registration for the Clermont County Head Start Program, led by Child Focus, will begin later this month. Early registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Child Focus Learning Center, 555 Old 74 in Union Township; 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Felicity Center at Felicity-Franklin Elementary School, 415 Washington St., and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Thomaston Woods center, 1460 Thomaston Drive in Batavia Township. Children must be 3- or 4years-old and must not be eligible for kindergarten. Eligible families must meet any of the following income situations: Meet income guidelines, receive TANF or disability funds, children may be in the foster care system or be homeless. Children with IEPs, or Individualized Education Programs, also are eligible. To register a child for Head Start, parents or guardians must bring the child’s shot record, birth certificate or legal document, Social Security card, medical or insurance card and documentation of total income for the last 12 months. Parents or guardians also

Historical meeting

Clermont County – The historical society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in Room 105 of McDonough Hall at UC Clermont, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. For the coming year, members will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865). To kick off the celebration, the March speaker will discuss “Cincinnati and the Civil War.” The new Historic Clermont book will be available for purchase. The meeting is free and open to the public.

‘I’m an able body, let me help,’” Mayo said. “Haiti has not even 1 percent of the resources the United States has, but the country and the people are just beautifully resilient.” While Mayo spends time working and giving back in her own community, she said the Haiti trip just called to her. “I’m excited about working with the people and the internal transformation that will cause. That’s the stuff you can’t bottle up and buy,” she said. Single mom Melton, a Glen Este High School graduate who lives in Union Township, said she’s only able to take the trip because of her family. “I feel really blessed that I’m so close with my family and that I’m able to do something like this through school,” the 21-year-old dental school hopeful said. “I’m excited about working in the hospital and just being able to get their perspective on life.” In addition to the work she’ll be doing in the clinic, Melton, a junior biology major, will be leading oral hygiene seminars while in Haiti. “We’ll be doing hands on demonstrations and teaching them how to take care

of their oral health, even if it’s just using your finger and water to clean your teeth,” she said. They’ll also be passing out donated toothbrushes and toothpaste. Although the three women will be in for some heavy lifting during the trip, they aren’t going to miss spending spring break on the beach. “Haiti is a foreign, impoverished country of war and devastation. People ask why we’d want to go there and what I say, is the only difference between us is the zip code. We’re all human and we all need love, attention, care and services,” Mayo said. “People need to look at Haiti not as a news broadcast, but as a country of people, people who need our help,” she said.



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Aaron and Karen Jones of Williamsburg attend the Wildcat Gala March 4 at Receptions Eastgate.

Abe and Jesse Abrams of Williamsburg look over auction items March 4 at the Wildcat Gala.

Wildcat Gala tradition continues Supporters of Williamsburg schools continued the tradition of the Wildcat Gala with a fund-raising event March 4. The first Wildcat Gala in 2010 raised money for the renovation of the Osborne Field athletic facilities. This year’s event, held at Receptions Eastgate, was intended to help pay off money still owed on the Osborne Field project and to focus on other programs at Williamsburg schools. The evening included the presentation of a video produced by students in Williamsburg High School’s video editing class. Three former Wildcat athletes were inducted into the Williamsburg Sports Hall of Fame: Jesse Storer, Class of 1936; Gary Wehrum, Class of 1987; and Faith Perry, Class of 1997. The evening’s featured speaker was Herm Winningham, a member of the 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Series championship team. There also was a raffle and auction. Mia Supe of Operation Restoration said attendance at this year’s function was about 310. “I’m very happy,” she said of the turnout.

Former Cincinnati Reds player Herm Winningham, left, was a speaker March 4 at the 2011 Wildcat Gala. With him is Brian Abrams, a 1987 Williamsburg High School graduate who now lives in Phoenix.

James Duckworth of Bethel and Kim Imbus of Williamsburg look at an auction item March 4 at the Wildcat Gala.

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Second-graders in Derek Beam’s class at Batavia Elementary School work on a fleece. Fleeces the students are making will be used by third-world children who undergo surgery. From left are, Michael Montgomery, Jordan Jewell and Austin Reinhardt.

Students send warmth with fleece blankets

By John Seney

Second-graders at Batavia Elementary School recently made fleece blankets for use by children who undergo surgery who live in Third-World countries. Erin Brenner, a registered nurse, visited the school in February to talk about the project. Brenner works with the International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF), a non-profit, charitable organization based in Memphis, Tenn. The foundation’s mission is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to cure and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries. “Since 1993, we have been organizing and taking groups of physicians, nurses and biomedical

engineers to developing countries,” Brenner said. “Some of the countries include: Belarus, Peru, Ecuador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, China, Ukraine, Colombia, Pakistan and India. We are currently the largest non-profit organization to provide the much needed cardiac care to these pediatric populations.” In her school presentation, Brenner teaches the students basic heart anatomy and health and talks to them about children in undeveloped countries who don’t have access to health care, especially cardiac surgery. After the presentation, a letter is sent home to parents asking for donations to purchase material for the fleece blankets. “We cool our patients’ body temperatures during surgery …


Savannha Johnson, a second-grader in Derek Beam’s class at Batavia Elementary School, works on a fleece. The class is making fleeces for use by children who undergo surgery in Third World countries.


Dan Jones, left, and Charlie Taylor, second-graders at Batavia Elementary School, work on a fleece. Fleeces the students are making will be used by third-world children who undergo surgery. and it is very difficult to warm them in a lot of countries so the fleece blankets have medically been a huge help because blood

will not clot at these cold temperatures,” Brenner said. “In addition to the medical support, these blankets are very special to our

patients – some have no special items or toys.” Several weeks after Brenner’s visit, the children began making the blankets in the classrooms. Brenner will come back to the classrooms to pick up the blankets and thank the students. “Then after I take them around the world, I send pictures and stories to the teachers and students,” she said. Brenner started the project about two years ago and has received almost 500 blankets. Principal Renee Munro said Batavia Elementary students have made more than 100 blankets. “It’s a great learning experience for the kids,” she said. “It teaches them about other cultures. They’re also giving back.” For more information on the International Children’s Heart Foundation, visit

Amelia students respond to bullying presentation Amelia Middle School Feb. 4 celebrated its annual Bullying Program in the Performing Arts Center. Ohio recently made bullying programs mandatory in all schools, however West Clermont has been ahead of the curve. The Olweus Bullying Program has been in place for four years at AMS.

Students participate in weekly classroom meetings that focus on all types of bullying … physical, verbal, emotional and cyber bullying. The program on Feb. 4 was unique. Julie Beirnat’s fourth-bell drama students from Amelia High School wrote, directed and performed a short drama titled “Open

Lockers, Closed Minds.” The drama focused on a student who was bullied and the bystanders who surrounded him. It was powerful and realistic. Kim Orlemann, counselor at AMS, had eight students respond to the presentation later in the day. “The drama obviously struck a

nerve with several students. They wanted to talk about their own experiences. The high school students certainly made a difference today,” she said. “They were succinct and to the point, they chose situations that many students experience. It was a great collaboration between the two schools on the Amelia cam-

pus.” All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students watched the presentation and will be discussing it in this week’s classroom meetings. In connection with the day, PTSO provided all Amelia Middle School teachers with T-shirts saying “Barons Don’t Bully.”

HONOR ROLLS Williamsburg Middle/High School

bill, Morgan Gullett, Nathaniel Hernandwz, Kimberly Holman, James Howard, Travis Knox, Connor McPhillips, Kurt Meisberger, Rachel Morelock, Savanna Rohne, Zachary Ward, Austin Whisman, Miranda Wiedemann and Cody Winn.

The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2010-2011.

Sixth grade

Christen Abrams, Bailey Bach, Trevor Berry, Abigail Bowling, Calie Brown, Haley Carberry, Isaac Cooper, Milah Fahrnbach, Tucker Godsey, Coby Hamilton, Kaitlyn Hollins, Kerry Jones, Samantha Jones, Rachel List, Mackenzie Loudermilk, Emily McKibben, Samuel McManus, William Newberry, Kacey Smith, Victoria Steinhaus, Talia Wainscott and Joseph Walls.

Seventh grade

Keely Ackerman, Tyler Arwine, Kyle Barrett, Graci Book, Devon Campbell, Spencer Clowery, Kyle Evans, Grace Fishback, Conner Gifford, Isaac Gilbert, Allison Gray-

Second graders at Willowville Elementary were recently introduced to the concept of volume in Everyday Math. Tessa Abrams, left, and Luke Clem used base-10 blocks to build structures, including a model of the Titanic (pictured). Students worked together to build structures and estimated the total number of cubic centimeters used.

Dezeray Butts, Carrie Cadwallader, Shannon Dwey, Kirsten Cede Flowers, Rodney Hamilton, Sarah Johnson, Rebekah Jordan, Tabetha Rose, Kevin Skinner, Corey Stith and Tiffany Tibbs.

Evan Barge, Faith Bickel, Cassidy Bowling, Austin Horn, Ashley Jermer, Dana Little, Kaitlyn Lucas, Jessi Martin, Zoe Martin, Tesla Morales, Monica Lee Parker, Nathan Webb and Joshua Wells, Heather White.




Tyler Boggs, Cory Combs, Lauren Coon, Tyler Lane Edmisten, Mallory Guess, Amanda Hatton-Brown, Courtney Hauck, Jammie Hoeppner, Sarah Holman, Bradley Jones, Krysta Lynch, Conner Malott, Samantha Maupin, Cody Beth McIntosh, Ellen McPhillips, Branden Nooe and Ashley Skinner.

Kelsey Baldwin, Emily Barge, Erica Comer, Bradley Fry, Emily Lefferson, Heidi McManus, Kayla Rais, Muyang Sheldon Shen, Alexa Tibbs, Kaitlyn Varney and William West. Brenda Barrett, Scott Bickel, Molly Bruns, Robert Chaney, Kyle Donthnier, Ainsley Guess, Enisa Danielle Hayes, Nickolas Heilman, Brooke Hollifield, Kyle Jeffers, William Arik List, Kayla Malott, Katherine McPhillips, Krista Sells and Dane Weeks.



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Dean’s list

• Holli Fitzgerrel has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Morehead State University. She is from New Richmond. • Andrew J. Piper has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Muskingum University. He is from New Richmond. • Megan Beth Adamson has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Anderson University. She is from New Richmond.

• Kristin Henry has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Baldwin-Wallace College. She is from Batavia. • Henry Hoffman has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Hillsdale College. He is the son of Susan Hoffman of Batavia and David Hoffman of Cincinnati. • Michelle E. Crawley, Chad A. Hirschauer, Tasha N. Liegel, Erika L. Tollefson and Lisa K.

Bender have been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. Crawley is from Batavia; Hirschauer is from Union Township; Liegel is from New Richmond; and Tollefson and Bender are from Williamsburg. • Henry Hoffman has been named to the 2010 fall semester dean’s list at Hillsdale College. He is the son of Susan Hoffman of Batavia and David Hoffman of Cincinnati.



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March 16, 2011

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Brausch named That’s My Boy nominee

By Adam Turer

David Brausch is making the most of his one year at Batavia High School. The senior led the football team in the fall and is preparing for his first season playing baseball for the Bulldogs. Off the field, Brausch is a member of the National Honor Society and excels in the classroom. All of his accomplishments this year and over the past four years earned Brausch a nomination for the “That’s My Boy” Award, presented by the National Football Foundation. Brausch was one of 10 Ohio finalists for the award and earned an invitation to the Scholar-Athlete Dinner March 3 at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati. “It was an honor to be nominated with such a great group of

guys,” Brausch said. “It was great to meet them all and spend time with them that night.” Batavia was Brausch’s third and final high school. He spent the past two years at Clermont Northeastern. Moving comes with the territory of being a coach’s son. His father, Dave Brausch, was the head coach at CNE while David played for the Rockets. The younger Brausch transferred to Batavia for his senior year. “David came to us his senior year and became a two-way starter immediately,” athletic director Terry Sheehan said. “He fit in right away with all the other players.” Brausch was elected captain by his teammates prior to the start of the season. It was his third straight season leading his football team as a captain.

“It is a real honor to be a captain for three out of my four years, because I was selected by my teammates,” Brausch said. “I love being a leader, and as a coach’s son I’m expected to be a leader.” The Batavia community welcomed Brausch with open arms and has helped him succeed in his senior year. “All of the people at Batavia made me feel comfortable, like I’ve been there my whole life,” Brausch said. “My teammates were really accepting and I felt like I played my whole life with them.” Brausch earned all-conference honors in each of his three football seasons in the Southern Buckeye Academic Athletic Conference. He earned second-team AllSouthwest District honors following his junior season. “I love being around the

game,” said Brausch. “I’ve been around it since I was 2 years old.” While he did not win the award – that honor went to Colerain’s Jarrett Grace – Brausch made enough of an impression to be recognized as one of 10 finalists for the 44th annual award. “It was an honor,” said Brausch, who said he plans on playing college football next year. “I felt like all of my hard work is finally paying off.” Sheehan said Brausch is an outstanding student. “He loves football and really wants to play in college,” he said. He will enjoy his last few months at Batavia and credits the community with helping him make the most of his senior year. “I like all of my coaches, teachers, and classes,” Brausch said. “You can’t ask for anything more.”


Fullback and defensive end David Brausch was nominated for the That’s My Boy award.

Award night big for McNick football

By Adam Turer

Thursday, March 3, was a special night for the McNicholas High School football program. Four members of the McNick football family were honored at the 44th annual National Football Foundation “That’s My Boy” awards held at the Westin Cincinnati. Former head coach Steve Klonne was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award. Klonne retired from head coaching after leading the Rockets to the state semifinals in 2010. Klonne surpassed 200 career victories during the season. Klonne spent 25 years as head coach at Moeller and McNick. “It was a great honor,” said Klonne, who plans to serve as an assistant coach at McNick next season. “This whole year has been absolutely special for me. This was a tremendous way to end my head-coaching career. It is very humbling.” Senior Ryan Haynes was one of 10 Ohio finalists for the “That’s My Boy” award. The award recognizes a student-athlete’s contributions in football, the classroom, and in the community. Haynes plays varsity football, basketball and baseball for the Rockets. He is also a member of National Honor Society, Spirit Club, and International Club, and boasts over a 3.5 gradepoint average. “I’m very appreciative and very humbled,” Haynes said. “It was cool to be up there with those other guys and see what they’ve done for their schools and communities.” Klonne said Haynes made an impact in all three sports he played. “McNick will be so different when he’s not there,” Klonne said. “He made an impact in all three sports he played.” McNick alum and Thomas More College senior Matt Clark was also honored. Clark was one of four area college football players presented with a scholarathlete award. Clark earned secondteam All President’s Athletic Conference honors this season as a tight end. Clark played linebacker his first

three seasons at T h o m a s More. Clark was a four-year starter for the Saints Klonne after starring at McNick. The reunion with his high school coach was a bonus to an already exciting evening for Clark. Senior Jack Dooling was presented with the Anthony Munoz award for the Division III Lineman of the Year. Dooling was a three-year starter at long snapper and two-year starter at center for the Rockets. He broke a bone in his snapping hand prior to the regular season finale, switched hands, and did not miss a snap through the Rockets’ deep playoff run. “Jack Dooling is incredible,” Klonne said. “He is one of many remarkable team members who did remarkable things for us this year and made it such a special season.” Dooling and Haynes both earned first team AllGreater Catholic League honors this season. Klonne was the league’s coach of the year. The fact that three of the young men honored that evening were coached by Klonne was not lost on the players. It was fitting that their coach was honored on the same night for all of the lives he has touched in more than 30 years of coaching. “Coach Klonne is one of the best role models I’ve had,” Haynes said. “He’s been coaching and teaching for 41 years and never missed a day. That inspires me to give my best every day.” Klonne was thrilled to see his players honored. He said the evening was a fitting end to what he called the most special season of his coaching career. In a season that saw the Rockets play their first home football game, advance to the state semifinals, and earn Klonne his 200th victory, the NFF awards ceremony was a fitting culmination of the Rockets’ success. “It was great to see so many McNicholas families there,” Klonne said.


The UC Clermont College men’s basketball team finishes as the runner-up in the 2011 United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament the first weekent in March on the campus of Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Penn. In front, from left, are players, Nick Baynes, Adrion Graves, Taylor Little, Peter Jackson, Chaz Lawson, Travis Donald, Dylan Phillips and Ian Gordon. In back, from left, are Head Coach John Hurley, volunteer assistant Sam McMillan, Langston Cooke, Darwin Tolliver, Tyler Knabb, Greg Folino, Maurice McGee, Devin Bartlett, Ian Gordon and Assistant Coach Jason Moberly.

UC Clermont men runners up in nationals The UC Clermont College men’s basketball team finished as the runner-up in the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championship Tournament the first weekent in March on the campus of Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Penn. The men made their sixth consecutive appearance in the tournament and went in as the No. 2 seed. The Cougars suffered a tough loss against the Cardinals of Andrews University in the championship match of the USCAA National Tournament. The final score was 54-69. During the first half, the Cardinals had a rough start and fouled quite a bit. The Cougars were unable to capitalize on this as they were 7 of 19

from the line. The Cardinals led the entire game, with the closest second half deficit at 3 points. “We were certainly disappointed to loose in finals, but we are very satisfied with the overall season. We were league champs, league tournament champs and ended with 22 and 10 record and as the USCAA national runner-up,” head coach John Hurley said. The Cougars played well in their opening game against the Southern Maine Seahawks. The Cougars led the entire game with a 15-point lead at half-time and a final score of 109 - 76. There were 5 Cougars in double figures; Adrion Graves (32, Hughes grad), Tyler Knabb (19, Eastern Brown grad), Ian Gordon (15, Colerain

grad), Travis Donald (14, Taft grad), Nick Baynes (11, Hughes grad). At the Semifinals match of the Cougars vs. New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) Lynx (No. 6 seed) – though the Cougars were up 48-42 at the half but the Lynx tied up the game at 52. After a few lead changes, the men pulled out a win 90 - 86 to advance us to the Finals of the USCAA National Tournament. All scoring was led by Graves (28), other double figure scorers were Gordon (18), Maurice McGee (16, Winton Woods grad), and Donald (12). Graves and Donald were named to the USCAA All-Tournament Division II Men’s Team.

UC Clermont women 6th at nationals SIDELINES The UC Clermont College women’s basketball team finished in sixth place in the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament held on the campus of Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Pa., the first weekend in March. The Lady Cougars, 2513, received the eighth seed for the fourth straight year. The Lady Cougars opened the tournament with a convincing win over the champion of the PSUAC, Penn State University Athletic Conference, winning 71-43, which set the tone defensively for the tournament. The Lady Cougars battled the Lady Warriors of Rochester College (Rochester, Mich.) in a titanic struggle. The game was a closely played game for 40 minutes.

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The UC Clermont College women’s basketball team, in front from left, Portia Cochrum, Marisa Stutz, Cayla Stutz, Sarah Stratman, Stacie Lee, Rachel Mullins, Jordan Johnson, Kayla Howard and Caitlin Cammeresi of Amelia. In back are players, from left, Regan Hauke, Alyssa Kidd, Shannon Lorenze, Cindy Votel, Jordan Beasley, Allison David and Brooke Catauro. Coaches are head coach Mike Matthews, left, and assistant coach Rick Hosea. The Lady Warriors dumped in a couple of three-point shots near the end of the game and the Lady Cougars could not recover from that. They lost 48-45. Both Cayla Stutz of Felicity and Portia Cochrum of Western Hills had 10 points each. Though losing to the top two seeds by small margins, the Lady Cougars estab-

lished themselves as the best defensive team in the tournament. Junior guard, Cayla Stutz, was named First Team All-Tournament with a 15.2 points per game scoring average. Sarah Stratman from Western Pike received the All-Academic Award. Losing only two seniors, this group has high expectations for next season.

Amelia Youth Athletic Club football and cheerleading registration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at Merwin Elementary School gymnasium. Registration is $75 before March 26. After that date, registration is $85. Practices begin July 11. For more information, visit, or contact Yvonne Batchler at • Batavia Youth Football and Cheerleading registration is 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, March 21, at Beechmont Rollerarena. Skating is free, and skate rental $1.75. Registration is $65; sibilings are $45. The first 100 paid registrations will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, visit

Jack Hermans soccer camp

The 2011 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South are accepting registrations for this year’s camps. Visit to view a schedule of camps in the area, and to register online. Camps are scheduled from June through August.

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We can’t afford it

This is in response to the article about the West Clermont school cuts. I have the utmost respect and hold school board president Dan Krueger in high regard. Mr. Krueger stated, “It’s not a scare tactic, its reality. These are all programs the board and administration value. We hope the community values them as well.” Being a member of this community for the majority of my life, I value the services and programs that may be cut, and I am confident the majority of the community does as well. This is not about how much we value the services. It comes to down to one thing for many of us. Money. We simply cannot afford any more taxes. Being a homeowner in West Clermont, my property taxes are killing me. They go up every year and my budget only gets tighter and tighter. I know I’m not alone. I just want people to understand it’s not always about how much we value something or how we feel about something that makes us not vote for the levies and other tax issues. Sometimes it’s just simple economics. Either you have the money or you don’t. We simply cannot afford it. Rhonda Holscher Union Township

Stop bullies

Please join me in stopping bullies. The definition of bully is cruel to others who are weaker. What does abortion do? Stand with me by writing, emailing, calling your state senators at in support of Ohio Human Heartbeat Protection Act, HB 125. Judith A. Kelch Union Township

Where are the jobs?

The unions – American made. We need them. The GOP – Gouge Our People. The Tea Party – The American’s Taliban. The Republicans said that they were going to cut your throats and you still voted them in office. Why? Marlene Kober Eastgate

Vote ‘no’ on WC school levy

The West Clermont school board needs to extract their heads from the proverbial place where the sun doesn’t shine. The federal, state, county and township governments throughout this country are all cutting costs and dropping services they can’t afford. They are not increasing taxes to maintain the status quo. The West Clermont school board needs to look at where our economy is and do what is necessary to cut costs, and not ask for more tax money. Look around at the private sector and see what all the businesses in this country are doing – cutting costs, not raising prices. The school board should take all the actions they have said they will need to take, in busing, athletics, layoffs and in particular doing away with the small schools within the high schools, which create excess personnel, and are not very effective. I strongly urge every voter in the district to vote “no” in May when the school levy appears on the ballot. Garry R. McGee Amelia

A limited federal government is our birthright as Americans. It was what the Founder’s laid out for us in the Constitution to protect us from tyrannical federal power. They did this to protect our freedom. In doing so, the Constitution gave us our modern, technologically-advanced society that we live in today. Consider this: In 1788, the year the Constitution was ratified, we lived much as we had 5,000 years before. People used the same farming implements, constructed buildings out of the same materials, and made clothing by spinning wool or cotton. Over the centuries, there had been very little technological advancement. The personal freedom that existed was limited: There was no experimentation, no entrepreneurialism, and very little innovation. People worked for the benefit of a monarch, not themselves. The ratification of the Constitution changed all of that.

For the first time in history, a people claimed political power as their God given right, and they deemed to share a portion of that power Bob Turner with their govCommunity ernment, which Press guest was put in place serve their columnist to needs. This was a radical shift. With a newfound freedom, Americans were able to explore opportunities that both benefited themselves, and others. It created a win-win economy, where a valued product or service rose in the free market, and one that had no perceived value did not. This free market brought about an explosion of entrepreneurialism and innovation that resulted in 223 years of technological breakthroughs, all because of the per-


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sonal freedom that enabled individuals to pursue their own version of happiness. Think of the incredible advancements in our modern world: Automobiles, airplanes, electricity, motion pictures, radio, television, space flight, medicine, computers, the Internet, cell phones, iPods, and the list goes on and on. However, over the last 100 years, there has been a shift toward a stronger federal government; one that passes more and more legislation that slowly erodes our freedom, and regulates what was our free market. Legislation, policies and changing tax codes have built roadblocks, provisions with which businesses and individuals must comply, that have made it more difficult to carry on. These roadblocks have stifled innovation and have lead to less entrepreneurialism, because they make it harder to do business, and

Diabetes: Are you at risk? If you have been anywhere near any form of media lately I am sure that your have noticed a lot of discussion about the impact that obesity and lack of activity is having on the health of African Americans nationwide. One of the primary results of this has been an increase in the number of diagnosed cases of diabetes, a condition in which the body has trouble using a sugar called glucose for energy and, if left untreated, can result in major health problems. In our community alone there are over 200,000 people who are affected by the disease. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1, in which your body stops making the insulin that is required by your cells to create glucose to burn for energy; and Type 2, in which the body does not produce enough insulin to

compensate for less glucose than normal moving into cells. But how do you know if you are at risk for diabetes? There are a number of Maurice potential warnHuey ing signs that Community our bodies give including: Press guest us Do you feel columnist tired all the time? Do you urinate often? Do you feel thirsty or hungry all the time? Are you losing weight for no reason? Do cuts and bruises heal slowly? Do you have numbness or tingling in your fingers or toes?

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Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision allowing protesters at military funerals? Why or why not? “Having retired after 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps it upsets me to the point that this ‘church group’ does the inconsiderate actions at funerals of young members who served their country with valor and courage. “Yes, they do have the freedom of speech and the Supreme Court’s decision is correct for all the citizens of our great country, but less they forget if not for young people sacrificing their lives and time away from loved ones this ‘church group’ would not be able to protest. “If we do not protect our rights we loose all that we the military have fought to keep for hundreds of years. Its shameful what this ‘group’ does and they somehow should be restricted or stopped; instead protest at the White House.

“While I believe in First Amendment rights, I think the demonstrations at military funeral are outrageous and cruel. “I was disappointed that the Supreme Court couldn’t see how hurtful this is to friends and families of those who served their country bravely.” E.E.C. “I have not read the opinion. I understand freedom of the press and freedom of speech. While I understand those freedoms of ‘expression,’ there are ‘protections’ for invasion of privacy. What could be more private than a funeral? “You lose your freedom to be left alone when you make yourself



they increase costs. The financial risk that an entrepreneur now takes is greater, and the rewards are fewer and harder to come by. An attitude of, “why take the risk, let’s play it safe” has permeated the economy, which has resulted in fewer jobs created or replaced, and less money spent by job-holders in the economy. One could argue that government interference played a role in bringing about the recession. The answer is to reign in government authority, de-regulate to common sense levels, reduce taxes, and restore those personal liberties protected by the Constitution. As a result, businesses will expand, jobs will be created, and sales tax money will roll into all levels of government. Remove the roadblocks and we will once again speed down the highway to economic recovery. Bob Turner has been a resident of Miami Township since 1998.

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If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is recommended that you consult with your physician. While people of all backgrounds can get diabetes, people of African American, Hispanic, and Native American descent are most often affected. Another way that you can find out if you are at risk of diabetes is by attending the American Diabetes Alert Day at Fountain Square Tuesday, March 22. Along with our partners from Kroger Pharmacy and other local health organizations, we will be providing health screening and administering the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. So take control of your health today and join us March 22. Maurice Huey is the Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association

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a ‘public figure.’ A fallen military hero did not choose to be a ‘public figure.’ They had the privilege of serving all of their fellow countrymen. “We owe them and their families the decency of privacy at their time of grief. The court could have easily ‘carved out’ an exception based upon the fact that the fallen hero was not a ‘public figure.’ They did not. Shame on them. It is a price we pay for freedoms secured by these fallen heroes.” J.S.D.

In light of reports of teachers cheating to prepare their students for standardized tests, what changes would you make to the testing and school evaluation system? What actions, if any, should be taken against the teachers?

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“As much as I despise the group that is besmirching the memory of our fallen soldiers, I value the First Amendment more. “Our freedom to speak our minds is unique in the world. No matter how offensive that speech might be our right to say what we want should be protected at all costs. “The Supreme Court has reaffirmed that the government cannot abridge this fundamental freedom, no matter how lofty or how

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Many of the people who came to the vigil wore “Luch 34” shirts in Castelluccio’s honor. In football, Castelluccio was known as “Luch” and his number was 34.

A sign remembering Anthony “Tony” Castelluccio was placed outside the track at the Glen Este High School football field.

Hundreds of family members, friends, classmates and supporters did a remembrance walk around the football field during the candlelight vigil.

Glen Este soldier killed in car crash By Kellie Geist-May

Anthony Castelluccio, a 2009 Glen Este graduate, was killed in a car crash Sunday, March 6, in Worth County, Georgia. He was a star linebacker who was named the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, according to Glen Este football coach Zak Taylor. The coaches’ vote was unanimous, Taylor said. “As a junior, Tony was academically ineligible, but he still came and practiced with the team for the whole year, even though he knew he wouldn’t get to play. He dedicated that whole year, ran every sprint, and came back his senior year as a great player,” Taylor said. “He was a really, really good football player – probably one of the best we’ve had in the 11 years I’ve been here,” he said. Castelluccio, 20, was on his way to report for duty at Fort Stewart with a fellow Army friend Lonnie Cooke, 18. Chris Jewell, trooper with

the Georgia State Patrol, said the two had just finished basic training at the U.S. Army’s Fort Knox in Kentucky and had headed to visit Cooke’s family in Sylvester, Georgia. “They were heading back to Fort Stewart and, while they were passing through our area, the driver (Cooke) fell asleep at the wheel and hit a tree,” Jewell said. The car caught fire and the men were identified by their military dog tags, officials report. Taylor said the school community is still in shock. “Tony was a really good friend to a lot of the kids here, so this has hit hard … The guys who are going to be seniors next year were freshmen when Tony was a senior. He was our main guy and they all really looked up to him,” Taylor said. He said the football team is considering wearing Castelluccio’s number, 34, on their helmets in the fall and leaving his jersey out of the 2011-2012 line-up. Castelluccio’s friends

Tony Castelluccio’s sister Helena Castelluccio, right, helps her friends Kiley Hatfield, center, and Faith Rummel get their candles lit before the remembrance walk around the track. A vigil for Castelluccio, who died in a car crash, was held Thursday, March 10, at Glen Este High School.

West Clermont By Request sang two songs, “Fix You” and “Imagine” during the Tony Castelluccio candlelight vigil.

Tyler Shade, along with a number of Tony Castelluccio’s close friends, spoke about losing a friend and a football brother during the vigil.

Michael Holt, right, and many other of Tony Castelluccio’s close friends wait for the vigil to start.

Anthony Castelluccio’s young nephew Max Bullock looks at Tony’s picture before the vigil starts.

were shocked to hear the news, too. “He was one of the funniest and one of the best friends a guy could have,” said Ryan Lehr, friend and football teammate. “We had so many great times together. It doesn’t seem real that’s he is gone. He was like a brother to me.” Tyler Shade, a long-time friend of Tony, said he and Tony will always share a bond. “I knew Tony since sixth-grade. I played football and ran track with him. He was a great guy,” Shade

said. “Everyone liked Tony. He was always there for you.” “We have a football bond that will hold us together … always,” he said. Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Castelluccio was set to be part of the 1st Brigade Combat Unit, 3rd Infantry and was going to be a member of a tank crew. Castelluccio joined the army in October 2010, he said. Fort Benning, the closest base to the crash, is handling Castelluccio’s arrangements with support from

Fort Knox. A representative with Fort Benning said the base is still working those details out with the family. Castelluccio’s family has not returned a call for comment. Glen Este Principal John Spieser said counselors and teachers are available at school for students who need to talk. Jewell said Castelluccio and Cooke both were wearing seat belts and drugs or alcohol are not believed to be factor in the crash. The Community Press will update this story.


Tony Castelluccio’s family huddle together for support and warmth during vigil for Castelluccio.

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During the weather spotter training, National Weather Service meteorologist Mary Jo Parker, talked about the types of severe weather that occur in the Ohio River Valley, including thunderstorms, snowstorms and tornadoes.

Weather spotters can save lives By Kellie Geist-May

When it comes to keeping an eye on severe weather, the National Weather Service needs feet on the street. “We have a lot of great technology to provide information about severe weather, but we still need ground truth information – people who are out there, seeing what’s actually going on,” said Mary Jo Parker, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. That’s why Parker, in conjunction with the Clermont County Emergency Management Agency, hosted a weather spotter training class Tuesday, Feb. 22, at New Richmond High School. About 50 people, from Scouts to retirees, attended the annual spring training. They learned about the indicators of severe weather as well as who to call and what to do is they spot indicators like large hail, wall clouds, funnel clouds and flooding. One of the people at the training was Howard Basham, a mail carrier who lives in Laurel. “I work outside and I’m subject to the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to weather. I’m always out and I have eyes, so I figure I’m who they want for weather spotting,” he said. While Basham lives in Clermont County, he delivers in Madeira. He can report weather in both locations, he said. Basham also is an amateur radio operator who volunteers with multiple organizations for weather preparedness and

response. In fact, the National Weather Service has called Basham before for ground truth weather information. “They have called me before, once when they predicted a tornado coming out of Felicity,” he said. “This is my way of serving the community and helping people.” Not everyone at the training was ready to be an official spotter. Christine Darling, parent and leader of Girl Scout Troop 43455 in Amelia, said she brought the girls do help them be less afraid of severe weather. “We are going to try to fit this in with a badge, but we really brought them so they could be less fearful of severe weather. We want them to be aware of what’s out there,” she said. “I think they really liked the program, and based on their questions, I think they understood it pretty well.” Clermont County EMA Director Beth Nevel said the information provided by weather spotters is critical to the National Weather Service and to Clermont County. “The information weather spotters provide helps us to issue warnings and the faster we can get those warnings out, the more time residents have to prepare,” she said. “That time can save lives.” The weather spotter training classes are offered annually and Nevel said official spotters are asked to attend one every other year. Clermont County plans to continue partnering with the National Weather Service for this program in the future.


Judge Zuk returns to court By Mary Dannemiller

Two decades after he was elected to the old County Court, Ken Zuk has returned to what’s now known as Clermont County Municipal Court. Zuk lost a bid for election as a common pleas court judge in November, but was appointed to municipal court in January by out-going Gov. Ted Strickland. He was as a common pleas judge for about two years, and was also appointed to that position by Strickland. “Things have changed considerably since I was last on this bench in terms of volume of cases and the volume of paperwork,” he said. “The biggest difference between this job and the common pleas job is, in this job, there are over 50 forms that are sitting on the bench that apply to different cases. Getting the forms right has been the biggest challenge, I haven’t had any problems with the law,” said Zuk. The judge has lived in Clermont County since 1972 and has become involved with several community organizations including the 4-H Club and the League for Animal Welfare in Batavia. “I raised my family here and until I got on the bench, I had my law practice here,” he said. “I’ve watched a lot of things develop in Clermont County, most of which were good. I’ve invested 40 years in Clermont County and it kind becomes a part of you.” Currently, Zuk is working with a group of eighth-grade students from St. Thomas More on a mock trial project which teaches the students about the legal system. The students visited his courtroom Wednesday, March 2, and watched his afternoon docket.


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Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Ken Zuk talks with attorneys in his chambers Wednesday, March 2 He said teaching young people about the law and interacting with the community is one of his favorite things about being a judge. “I think if you’re going to live anywhere and take the benefit of what come from that community, whether it’s an economic benefit or a social benefit, you’ve got some obligation to not just take,” he said. “You have to give.” Zuk worked both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney before becoming a judge, which allows him to listen to cases with an open mind, said attorney Steve Haynes, who worked as Zuk’s campaign treasurer and has known him for 20 years. “It comes from his heart,” Haynes said. “He’s been there doing it all. He has years of experience on both sides of the fence that help him look at things. Now he’s in the middle calling the balls and strikes as he sees them, but he can relate to both sides.” Haynes also knows not expect any favors from Zuk because they’re friends when he’s representing clients

in his court. “Even though I’m friendly with him, when I appear in front of him he has no problem at all sending a client of mine to jail,” Haynes said. “He calls them the way he sees them and I don’t always agree with him.” Cathy Adams, an assistant public defender, works with Zuk frequently, and said she can always expect a fair ruling from the judge. “Practicing in his court room is always a pleasant experience,” she said. “Not only is he knowledgeable of the law, but he’s very respectful of those who appear in front of him, attorneys and clients alike.” And Zuk said that’s exactly how he wants to be known as a judge, whether he’s working in municipal or common pleas court. “I want them to think I’m going to listen to them and give them a fair shake,” he said. “I want to show up early, start on time, be courteous to people and do the right thing. So far, so good.”

Horse to be auctioned April 9 By Kellie Geist-May

Mary Jo Parker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, talks to the people who attended the weather spotter training Tuesday, Feb. 22, at New Richmond High School.


Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Ken Zuk.

Clermont County Municipal Court Judge Ken Zuk instructs St. Thomas More student Matthew Welage about how to be a baliff during Welage’s mock trial project.

This year’s April 9th Let Us Never Scholarship fundraiser will have something extra special up for auction – Ira Hayes, a horse registered with the American Paint Horse Association from Charlie Daniel’s Twin Pines Ranch in Tennessee. “This is exciting. He’s a beautiful paint and a descendant of the King Ranch,” said Dave Spencer, organizer of the horse auction and father of Billy Spencer, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Like all the auction items available at the April 9th event, the money raised from the sale of Ira Hayes will help pay for scholarships on behalf of all the fallen heroes both from Greater Cincinnati and one

fallen hero from each of the 50 states. The fundraiser event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Tickets are $50 and reservations can be made by calling organizer June Izzi-Bailey at 831-1651. During the event, there will be live music from Steve Habber, Conley White and James Rogers as well as speeches by the father of Tre Porfirio and George Lutz. Lutz, whose son was killed overseas, created the honor and remember flag for Gold Star Families. There also will be a dinner, silent auction, live auction and raffle followed by dancing. Spencer will be taking silent auction bids to set the

starting price for Ira Hayes, who was foaled June 1, 2009, before the April 9th event at He also will be coordinating live phone bids for those who want to buy the horse, but can’t be at the event for the live auction. Ira Hayes also will be in Clermont County near the end of March for a preview, but the dates and location have not been set. The horse will be set up in a makeshift stable at the Oasis before the April 9tevent. For his registration and additional information, visit Other auction items include a sportman’s package from Bass Pro Shops and third base box seats for a Cincinnati Reds game.

“It’s going to be a really good event and I hope people come out to enjoy it. It’s going to be awesome,” IzziBailey said. “These scholarships need our support.” Although more than 75percent of the seats have been sold, Izzi-Bailey said there are some tickets and sponsorships available. In addition to the people who will attend the event to raise money, Gold Star Families will be coming from Kentucky, Oregon, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Washington to remember their loved ones. Izzi-Bailey said she wanted to thank Eastgate’s Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn for providing rooms for these families and Jimmy’s Limousine Service for providing transportation to and from the event.


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Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Eastgate, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 753-6325. Union Township.


Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Fish, shrimp, chicken fingers, French fries, baked potato, macaroni and cheese, Saratoga chips, coleslaw, cottage cheese and apple sauce. Carryout available. Family friendly. $6. 8319876. Milford. St. Columban Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road, Grilled salmon, shrimp and fish dinners, fish sandwich, pizza, sides and beverages. Drivethrough available. $1-$12. 683-0105; Loveland.

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An Evening of Magic and Music, 6:30-10 p.m., Pattison Elementary School, 5330 S. Milford Road, Performances by magician Jason Jacobs, acoustic music duo Firelight and Elvis tribute artist Jim Jones. Benefits Multiple Sclerosis Society. $4. 227-1893. Milford.


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


Private Pilot Ground School, 6-9 p.m., Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sporty’s Drive, Continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through March 20. Covers all aeronautical knowledge items required of a private pilot. Ages 18 and up. $330. Registration required. Presented by Sporty’s Academy/Eastern Cincinnati Aviation. 735-9500; Batavia Township.

Goshen United Methodist Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road, Includes fish, chicken, shrimp, macaroni and cheese or French fries, cole slaw and desserts. Carryout available. $6.50 adults, $3.50 ages 12 and under. 722-2541; Goshen. St. Veronica Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Includes fries and baked fish and shrimp platters, fish sandwiches, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches, sides and more. Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. $7.50 platters, $4.50 sandwich. 528-1622. Mount Carmel. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. 6562. 5752102. Milford. Lenten Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5890 Buckwheat Road, Dinners include fried cod or shrimp, or baked salmon or tilapia, or cheese pizza. Sides and drinks available. Carryout available. $9, $4 children. 575-0119. Milford.


Board Game Day, 2-4 p.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Scrabble and variety of board games. All ages welcome. Free. 734-2619; Bethel.


Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise One Day Sale, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Free Fridays in March. Special pricing package available: $20 per month for 10 months, with joining fee and EFT registration. Family friendly. Presented by Jazzercise Anderson. 407-9292. 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. 732-9035. Batavia. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Church, 140 N. Sixth St., Includes fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melt, cheese pizza, sides, soup, salad and desserts. Carryout available. $4$9. Presented by Holy Trinity-Batavia. 7322024; Batavia. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74, Fish or shrimp platters, fish sandwich, French fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, desserts and drinks. Other menu items available. Carryout available. Benefits Veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. $6.75 platters. 528-9909. Mount Carmel.

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MUSEUMS Bells of the World, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Collection of bells from around the world by Marilyn Grismere, bell collector since 2004. Free. 683-5692; Loveland.


Salamander Celebration, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Program and naturalist-led hike to the ponds to look for Jefferson salamanders. Bring flashlight. Ages 5 and up. $7, $3 children; $5, $1 children for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

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Earthhuggers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Secrets of Spring: Discover secrets hidden in the chilly forest and search the woods for signs of new life. Indoor discovery time, songs, games, art, hike, snack and story. Topic varies monthly. Ages 3-4. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


The Twisted Brush will present a painting workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Passage Books, 126 Front St., New Richmond. All art supplies are included in the workshop. No experience is needed. Cost is $39. RSVP is recommended. For more information, call 335-3887 or visit S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 0 Full Moon Walk, 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Naturalist-led hike and seasonal natural history reading. Ages 8 and up. $5, free members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Discovery, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Keeping “Track” of Spring. Introduction, hike and snack. Topic varies monthly. Ages 7-9. $56, $36 members per four-part series. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Naturalist Explorers, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Walkabout. Ages 10-13. Outdoor skills training, purposeful exploring and guided off-trail forays to provide unique outdoor experiences. $100, $68 members for fivepart series. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Baby Adventurers, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Weekly through May 6. Discover wonders of nature with your child using simple sensory experiences and indoor and outdoor play. For parents and their children ages 1-2. $66, $48 members per eight week session. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.


Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St., Highlyacclaimed Broadway and movie hit. $16, $14 students and seniors. 683-9687; Loveland.


Animation and Gaming Ohio, 4-11:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Animation and video game convention. Cosplay, prizes, video game playing, panels, movies and live action demos. $25. Reservations recommended. 752-4400; Union Township.

Guys and Dolls, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 683-9687; Loveland.


Animal Emergency Services Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., Learn how to be prepared in a disaster to evacuate with pets. See how to put a disaster go kit together. $135, $115 members. Registration required. 502-9684; Owensville. Animals Up for Adoption, Noon-3 p.m., Schloemer Furniture and Sleep Center Withamsville, 969 Ohio Pike, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Mobile Adoption Unit on site with animals to take home. Benefits Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Free. 752-0999; Withamsville.


Animation and Gaming Ohio, Noon-11:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, $25. Reservations recommended. 752-4400; Union Township.


Zumba Party Hearty, 4-5:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, Zumbathon. Benefits the American Heart Association. $10. Presented by Zumba Sue Fitness. 379-4900; Anderson Township.


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How to Write Your Family History, 2 p.m., Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road, Learn about writing memories and facts about your family. All ages. Free. Registration required. 474-1428; Anderson Township.




Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, $15, $10 children ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 6832340; Loveland. Country Buffet Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, All-you-can-eat buffet includes coffee and juice. $7. 831-9876. Milford.


MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir Benefit Concert, 4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Concert entertains, inspires, motivates, heals and creates a feeling community with it audience. Part of A Feast of Music and Words, which includes Third Sunday Poetry Series, 2 p.m. and Grailville Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m. $15; two Feast of Music and Words programs, $25; three Feast of Music and Word, $35. 683-2340; Loveland.

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 2 2 How to Write Your Family History, 7 p.m., Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, Free. Registration required. 474-1428; Anderson Township.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 7 p.m., Rplace, $5. 310-5600; Amelia. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, $5 walk-in. 407-9292. Anderson Township.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Curves-Loveland, 531 LovelandMadeira Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.


Little Adventurers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Weekly through May 10. Ages 3-5. Family friendly. $130, $100 members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

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FOOD & DRINK WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; Milford. LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St., Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories and games with different theme each week. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel. All Ages Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, hands-on activities and crafts. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221; Goshen. Story Time, 11 a.m.-noon, Owensville Branch Library, 2548 U.S. 50, Stories, crafts and hands-on activities. Ages 6 and under. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-6084. Owensville.


Guys and Dolls, 3 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 students and seniors. 683-9687; Loveland.


Animal Emergency Services Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, $135, $115 members. Registration required. 502-9684; Owensville.


Third Sunday Poetry, 2 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, A panel of local songwriters discuss their songs. Songwriting workshop by poet/singer/songwriter Roberta Schultz of Raison D’Etre. Part of A Feast of Music and Words, which includes MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir concert, 4 p.m. and Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m. Learn from and with accomplished poets. Open to men and women. $15 each. Reservations required. Through May 15. 683-2340; Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 1 GARY LANDERS/STAFF

See fantastical sculptures created out of canned and packaged foods in “CANstruction,” an exhibit through March 20 designed to call attention to the issue of hunger in Greater Cincinnati. Pictured, members of the BHDP Architects, and Messer Construction team, build their sculpture, a large baseball mitt and ball, their entry in “CANstruction,” at the Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The sculptures will also be on display at the Duke Energy Headquarters Building on Fourth Street, the Scripps Center on Walnut Street, the downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and the Contemporary Arts Center. The pubic is asked to donate a non-perishable food item when visiting the exhibit. All food used in the collection of sculptures, which will require more than 30,000 canned goods to complete, as well as the donations from the public, will be delivered to the Freestore Foodbank at the close of the exhibit. Call 513-977-4165 or visit

LITERARY - CRAFTS Learn to Crochet, 6-7:30 p.m., Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., With Molly Dutina. Learn basic stitches, how to read a pattern and how to count stitches. Contact branch for list of supplies. Ages 14 and up. Free. Registration required. 732-2128. Batavia. Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Ages 13 and up. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.


Bakesta King plays the role of Sadie in “Gee’s Bend,” a look at African-American quilters in Alabama from the 1930s to 2002. It shows at the Playhouse in the Park through April 9. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25-$64. Call 800-582-3208 or visit


Community Journal

March 16, 2011


It takes an informed conscience to make the truest decisions on every side. Conscience is vaguely The complexity of understood today. Many life makes it very diffiequate it with pragmatism, cult at times to discern self-interest, or our strong truth. feelings about something. If we are honest in To others it’s the “little our search for truth, voice within me,” or, “my we may turn to a variparent tapes from long ago.” ety of sources for guidNone of these are adequate. Father Lou ance (but not slavish Conscience is the process Guntzelman adherence): the scriphumans go through in discerning right from wrong, Perspectives tures, our church, the physical and human good from evil. sciences, tradition, It enables us to make good moral choices in the many competent professional advice, situations we face every day. It etc. We think, pray, discuss and determines our integrity. The first step in conscience’s gather information and insights. formation is called synderesis. It Our prejudices or partisanship can occurs when we’re still very easily delude us. The third stage in forming our young. We begin to realize that there is conscience is reaching our actual a good and evil in this world, and judgments and convictions we’re that good is to be done and evil convinced are good and right. These judgments take place “in avoided. Psychologist Jean Piaget calls the individual’s most secret core and sanctuary where one is alone this stage “moral realism.” The second step in conscience with God,” as the Church’s II Vatiformation is the search for truth. can Council puts it. In freedom we make our choicCompeting values whisper to us

es and are so judged by God. Forming and following my conscience does not mean doing what I feel like doing. It does mean that after doing the hard work of discerning what is right and wrong to the best of my ability, I reach a conviction and then follow it. Kenneth Overberg, S.J., writes of an informed conscience: “The human conscience is the individual’s Supreme Court; it’s judgment must be followed.” When Martin Luther reached this final point in his conscience’s deliberations he made his famous statement, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Joan of Arc chose fidelity to her conscience and paid the ultimate price by being burned at the stake. Thomas More was beheaded by his king for refusing to violate his conscience. It’s most important that our conscience be informed – i.e. a person has studied, reflected, questioned and sought help from moral and spiritual mentors if nec-

essary. Here are some brief descriptions that have been used over the years to “put a handle” on the other types of consciences we can develop other than the desired informed conscience. Informed: shaped by solid and true education as mentioned above. Also by good moral examples, solid reflection, experience and prayer. Rigid: a conscience that only considers the letter of the law, justice without mercy, unbending righteousness, and a disallowance of our humanity, etc. Scrupulous: an unreasonable, obsessive need to “do things right.” A moral perfectionism which often leads to needless repetition, often combined with the fear or guilt that no matter how well we’ve discerned, we’ve missed something. Erroneous: arises from arrested cognitive development, cultlike indoctrination, or a personal disinterest in a genuine search for truth that may cramp our style.

In criminal history, Ma Barker taught her sons stealing was right, not wrong. Lax: laziness in knowing and performing good behavior or a coziness with evil. A purposeful “just don’t care” attitude toward moral truth, conformism to secular or ambitious dictates, and being devoid of mature insight. Dead: failure to develop an internal sense of guilt or shame. People termed psychopathic or sociopathic usually fall into this category. They lack a sense of right and wrong, empathy or concern for others. One can wonder whether among politicians, bureaucrats, ambitious ecclesiastics, CEOs and money moguls there are also quite a few of what we may call “wimpy consciences.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

With foreclosure rates up, so are condo fees The nation’s housing crisis has not only led to a dramatic drop in home prices, it’s also dealt a blow to a segment of the condominium industry. When a house is foreclosed upon and taken over by a bank, it often sits empty for months before selling for a fraction of its former value. When a condo is taken over by a bank, it not only brings down nearby condo prices, it can adversely affect the entire condominium community. Condominium association fees have skyrocketed to record levels in the past two years. There are two reasons for this. First, many condos have been foreclosed upon leaving them vacant, and second many condo owners are not able to pay the condo fees. Jane Anderson owns one of the 229 homes in the Rolling Meadows Community in Fairfield.

S h e said the homeowners association relies on the monthly dues for t h e Howard Ain upkeep of Hey Howard! the common areas. “If we have 229 units that doesn’t mean 229 owners are actually paying those dues,” said Anderson. “So it’s going to fall on the rest of us that are here (to make up for the deficit).” Last year the condo association had to write off $32,000 in bad debts because of foreclosures. A total of 61 homeowners have failed to pay their dues. Now the rest of the homeowners have to make up for that loss – and have been hit with a 50 percent hike in their dues. “I think 50 percent is just absurd,” said Anderson

“Who can afford a 50 percent increase, and given two weeks notice at that?” Under the condominium bylaws there is no cap to how high the fees can go. Anderson said she’s checked and found the state of Ohio has no cap either. But, she said, the bylaws state the fees should be kept to a reasonable amount – and she said what’s going on now is just not reasonable. Anderson got a petition signed by 90 homeowners asking for a decrease in the dues. “I’ve had a couple of them state to me they’re trying to decide how they’re going to get their meds and make these fees. They say they’ve contacted the association and were told that’s just how it is,” she said. The condo community’s board of directors, made up of homeowners themselves, said a decrease in dues is just not possible.

Anderson said the value of her condo has dropped – but what’s happening here is not unique. One local expert said he’s seeing high delinquencies in communities with condos

ranging in price from $50,000 to $100,000. It all has to do with the economy. When the economy improves so, too, should the ability of owners to pay the

condo fees. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Don’t let bed bugs bite are generally found in the bedroom, so check mattress seams, behind bed boards, in dresser drawers and where carpeting joins the wall for signs of the bugs. Blood spots on sheets or mattresses, visible bugs, their skeletons, or eggs and a sweet but musty smell are all signs that you could have a problem and should call in an exterminator immediately.” The Bed Bug Task Force

reports that using a household bug bomb can actually result in the bugs scattering and making the situation worse. For more about bed bugs, visit the Clermont County General Health District website at www.Clermont and click on “Bed Bugs” under the Hot Topics tab or visit the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force website at



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By now, you’ve probably heard that some news agencies call Cincinnati the “Bed Bug Capital of America.” Is the problem really that bad locally? “I don’t think so,” said Julianne Nesbit, assistant Clermont County health commissioner. “The problem does exist in our area, but it isn’t what I would call a major problem.” She said bed bug reports have been pretty steady in recent years. “They have been reported in schools, businesses, hotels, motels and homes. These bugs are hitchhikers, hopping rides on clothing and secondhand furniture, and in other places occupied by people. Females can lay up to 12 eggs a day. They survive by drinking our blood.” In 2010, 64 residential bug complaints have been logged at the Clermont County General Health District. According to the Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force, bed bugs are tiny parasites, brown in color, flat and one-quarter-inch long. “The bugs hate light, so they feed on people at night, generally while they are sleeping,” said Nesbit. “Their bites itch, but do not spread disease. While they can live in any area, they

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Community Journal

March 16, 2011


Go green for St. Patricks’s day and for your health More signs of spring! The maple trees are budding out and my friends, Laura and Oakley Noe, have been tapping their sugar maples for syrup. The dill and cilantro seeds planted last fall look like slender green hairs in the herb garden. Soon we’ll be eating healthy right from our back door. March is nutrition month, and the first recipe uses quinoa, a whole grain, gluten free, loaded with nutrients and fiber. I think you’ll really like it. And for that St. Patrick’s

Day celebration, try my newest version of easy soda b r e a d . Also, guru in our Rita b a c k y a r d Heikenfeld D e b b i e Rita’s kitchen G o u l d i n g shares her quinoa salad with lemon dressing recipe.

Debbie’s quinoa salad

I have had the pleasure

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Village of New RichmondLight Ashburn Building, 102 Willow Street, New Richmond, Ohio 45157 in the Office of the Village Manager, for the construction of Augusta Street Boat Ramp Improvements, until 1:00 p.m., local time, on April 6, 2011, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Copies of the Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. 424 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Phone: 513-651-4224 Fax:513-651-1047

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of knowing Debbie for several years. She is president of the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati, a distinctive honor. Debbie is the popular executive chef at Price Hill Kroger, a master gardener and culinary educator. When it comes to tasty food and presentation, Debbie has few equals. She and I worked together on an “eat healthy” event and I asked her to make a whole-grain salad with quinoa since I wanted to introduce the participants to this healthy grain. The dressing is delicious on all sorts of salads and grains. If you’re a Price Hill Kroger shopper, ask Deb to put this on her menu again. 1 cup quinoa 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped 2 cups water 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 ⁄3 cup Moroccan-spiced

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lemon dressing, divided 1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 1 small red onion, chopped 8 cups baby spinach 1 ⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Toast quinoa in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until it becomes aromatic and begins to crackle, about five minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve and rinse thoroughly. Even if you don’t toast it, quinoa has to be washed very well to remove a natural, bitter coating, unless you purchase a pre-washed brand of quinoa. That information will be listed on the package. Quinoa is pronounced either “keenwah” or “kee-NOwah.” Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about one minute. Add apricots and the quinoa; continue cooking, stirring often, until the quinoa has dried out and turned light golden, three to four minutes. Add water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 18 minutes. Meanwhile, make Moroccan-spiced lemon dressing. Transfer the quinoa to a medium bowl and toss with 1 ⁄3 cup of the dressing. Let cool for 10 minutes. Just before serving, add tomatoes and onion to the quinoa; toss to coat. Toss spinach with the remaining 1⁄3 cup dressing in a large bowl. Divide the spinach among four plates. Mound the quinoa salad on the spinach and sprinkle with almonds.

Foodie event

Debbie Goulding will head up the 35th anniversary celebration, Les Chefs DeCuisine of Greater Cincinnati Scholarship Dinner Fund, for the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati Sunday, March 27, at The Phoenix. For details, contact Debbie at or Stephen Spyrou at Note: Quinoa is available in natural foods sections of supermarkets. Toasting this grain before simmering enhances its flavor. Serves four.

Moroccan-spiced lemon dressing Whisk together: 1

⁄4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt 11⁄2 teaspoons honey 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each: cumin, cinnamon and ginger

Whisk in:

1 ⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

St. Pat’s soda bread

Got an hour? Bake a loaf of this crusty bread to serve alongside your St. Pat’s Day feast. Self-rising flour already contains leavening, so no need to add baking soda or powder. This is a good recipe for the kids to try their hand at.

They’ll be so proud. 3 cups self-rising flour 1 can, 12 oz., room temperature beer OR 2 cups buttermilk Melted butter Optional but good: handful fresh dill, 2 teaspoons dill seeds or sesame, poppy seeds, etc. Put flour in bowl. Make a well. Pour in beer. Mix gently. Don’t overmix. Batter will be lumpy. Pour into sprayed or greased 9-by-5 pan. Pour several tablespoons melted butter or substitute on top. Bake in preheated 375degree oven near top for 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve hot with plenty of butter. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Ray and Donna Davis Please join us in congratulating our parents as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 18, 2011. They have resided in Milford, Ohio for 40 years. Donna is a retired Milford school bus driver and Ray retired from the Ford Motor Company after 36 years. Over the years they have created wonderful memories with family and friends. They continue to create memories with their 9 charished grandchildren. We want to thank them for all the love and support they have given us over the years and to wish them continued health and happiness in the years to come. PROVIDED. Congratulations and much Kenny Barth of Williamsburg Boy Scout Troop 416 recently completed his Eagle Scout project at Harmony Hill. Barth painted love! the carriage house and planted a buckeye tree. Bev and Chris

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Easy soda bread is a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

Boy Scout earns Eagle rank at Harmony Hill Kenny Barth of Williamsburg Boy Scout Troop 416 recently completed his Eagle Project at Harmony Hill in Williamsburg. Harmony Hill is the site of the home of William Lytle, founder of Williamsburg and Clermont County. Also found at Harmony Hill is the Lytle Dairy House, the oldest structure in Clermont County. The project involved restoration and painting of the carriage house as well

as planting a Buckeye tree near the Dairy House. Work was completed with help from troop members and adult leaders. Project funding was earned by Barth when he held a rummage sale this past summer. Proceeds of the sale were used to purchase paint, supplies and the Buckeye tree. Barth is a junior at Williamsburg High School and has been a member of Troop 416 since 2005.


March 16, 2011

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

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Friend to animals

Batavia Township trustees Feb. 1 recognized the efforts of 8-year-old Kylie O’Connor, who volunteers at the League for Animal Welfare shelter on Taylor Road. From left are, Township Trustee Bill Dowdney; Fiscal Officer Jennifer Haley; Tracy O’Connor, Kylie's mother; Kylie; Trustee Lee Cornett; and Trustee James Sauls. Kylie volunteers at the shelter about five days a week, cleaning and interacting with the animals.

Winter spinach is ready to eat Howdy folks, Last week we were getting the raised beds cleaned and covered with plastic so we can put the walls of water on. We are getting ready to set tomatoes the first of April. We tilled one raised bed and the dirt was in good condition to plant so we planted radishes and a salad mix that will be ready to use in a couple weeks. It is so good to be able to start getting greens this early. The spinach we planted last fall is big enough for us to cut some to eat. Last Friday evening at the Monroe Grange the members were making pillowcases of different colors for the children who have cancer. When they come back from their treatment they have a beautiful pillowcase that helps brighten their day. These little folks need all the enjoyment they can get. The other day as we were eating dinner, that is at noon at our house, we saw a Cooper’s hawk in the woods west of our house. The hawk would set on a limb then drop down and get something to eat. We couldn’t see what the bird got, but with all the rain, the little shrews were routed out of their burrows. This Cooper’s hawk was probably raised in a nest here a couple years ago. Before Hurricane Ike blew the nest out of the tree, we enjoyed watching the little hawks grow. Have you noticed how the Goldfinch are starting to color up? When we are at the table eating we enjoy watching the birds and how they want to protect their supply of food. The Bethel Lions Club took in a new member last Monday evening. The Lions Clubs are so important to the country, county and community. They do so much for eyeglasses and eye research, pilot dogs, training dogs for the handicapped to alert them when the telephone rings, or someone is at the door or to open cabinets, etc. We got word last week that Wildlife will be stocking trout in Stonelick Lake March 26. So get your tackle ready and go catch some fine trout to eat. Can you imagine the

George Rooks Ole Fisherman



excitement a youngster would have catching a nice trout. Remind them when they have hooked a trout not to grab the line to pull it in, that is what the reel and

pole is for. By grabbing the line it will probably break and lose the fish. Boy what a disappointment that would be for a young person. The pay lakes that stock trout are having good success with folks catching trout. Ruth Ann and I were at Sherry’s Lake last week and a boy probably 6 or 7 years old had a nice trout hooked and landed it. Boy was he excited. With East Fork Lake and the rivers so high the pay lakes and farm ponds are the places to fish to get some good fish to eat. Note: Some of the places you could get your fishing license last year won’t be selling them this year. There is a new system to get your fishing license. The Boar’s Head Bait Shop at Afton will be a place around East Fork that will sell them. Check the business where you got them last year to see if they are selling them. I was talking to Danny Grant of Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses. He said they have two of their businesses open now. The main one on Bucktown Road off U.S. 50 east of Owensville and the one on Ohio 131 east of Williams Corner. They now have onion sets, seed “taters,” and will be getting in their supply of blueberry plants, other berries, trees, shrubs and other items in the next few days. The Grants went down to Kellys honey bee supply place and now have a good supply of bee equipment, so stop over. Their open house will be April 16-17 and you will get a 20-percent discount. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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


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

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

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



937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

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


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

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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm;


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


Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am

Sunday School Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study

9:45am 10:45am 6:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 Pastor John Davis 797-4189 Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm Wednesday Youth Group...............7:00pm

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

ROMAN CATHOLIC Saint Mary Church,Bethel 3398 Ohio SR 125 Phone 734-4041 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM

Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00

Worship Services Contemporary Sat 5pm & Sun 9am

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor

6635 Loveland Miamiville Rd Loveland, OH 45140


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon



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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF FELICITY 212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565

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

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

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

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

Located at 2580 US Hwy 50 (next to the library) or (1mile east of Owensville on 50)

Something for children at each service


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

UNITED METHODIST Amelia United Methodist Church 19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

You Are Invited! Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Classes for every age group

Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith




SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades)

9:30am 10:30am

Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible



WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor


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

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


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

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

638 Batavia Pike Corner of Old St.Rt. 74 & Summerside Rd Phone: 513-528-3052 Pastor: Joseph Jung Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 & 10:40 Nursery Care Available Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 Web: E-mail:

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Christmas Eve Services 5, 8, & 11:00 p.m. Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262

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

Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor


Welcomes You

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

Bethel Nazarene Church

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Owensville United Methodist Church Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am




MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group


Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

Nursery provided for all services

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor


Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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

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

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052


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


330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176






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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525 •

PRESBYTERIAN CALVIN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided

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

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


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

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

GEORGE Y. PATTERSON 4176 PAXTON WOODS LN. APT.#3 CINCINNATI, OHIO 45209-1444 (HOUSEGOODS,FU RN., BOXES, TOOLS, TV’s or STEREO EQUIP., ACCOUNT RECORDS, SALES SAMPLES) KAYLA ALTOM 5863 WHITEGATE CT. MILFORD,OHIO 45150 (FURN., BOXES) CARRIE HIRSCHBACH 4522 TOWN RD. BATAVIA, OH., 45103 (HOUSE GOODS, FURN., BOXES) PHILENA SCHUMAN 4260 MT. CARMEL TOBASCO RD. CINCINNATI, OH., 45244 (FURN., BOXES, TOOLS, LANDSCAPING EQUIP.) WALTER JUSTICE 474 BATAVIA RD. APT. 202 CINTI.,H., 4 5 2 4 4 ( H O U S E GOODS, FURN., BOXES) PUBLIC SALE The following Storage unit (s) from Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #100- Ella Rideout, 4702 Beechwood Rd. Apt IN - 102, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 1001625943

RELIGION The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Chorale’s 2011 Spring Concert will feature a complete performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem along with other works for choir and orchestra. The concert will be 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great, 6616 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington. The concert will include guest soloists and orchestra directed by Anthony DiCello the Athenaeum’s music director. The chorale, in its 31st season, continues to inspire and delight listeners and worshippers in performances of great choral masterworks and sacred liturgical repertoire.

LEGAL NOTICE In compliance with Ohio Rev. Code Section 117.38. The Clermont County Public Library Financial Report for the year ended 12/31/ 2010, is available for public inspection at the office of the chief financial Officer.4647 LEGAL NOTICE The Village of Bethel will receive sealed bids for mowing and landscaping maintenance. Bid Specification Packets are available at the Village of Bethel Municipal Building, 120 N Main St, Bethel, Ohio 45106. Sealed bids will be received until 12:00 Noon Friday, March 18th at which time they will be opened and publicly read. The Village of Bethel reserves the right to reward bids based upon the lowest, best and most responsive bid. The Village also reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to award the project in whole or in part. Please direct all questions to the Village Administrator at 513-734-2243. 25030 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority will receive proposals for Architectur al and Engineering Services to perform foundation settlement inspections; develop specifications to correct deficiencies, and provide construction administrative services during construction. The scope of services will also include various site improvements at the Authority’s central office. Proposals will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. local time, on April 8, 2011. Copies of the Request for Proposal may be obtained by contacting Sarah Kincaid, Execu tive Director at 7326010. The Authority will award the contract based on evaluation factors as set forth in the Request for Proposal. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT Sealed bids will be received by the Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority, 65 South Market Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 until 2:00 p.m. on April 8, 2011 for the purchase of two (2) 2011 vehicles. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the above mentioned time and place. Bid Specifications may be obtained by contacting Sarah Kincaid at (513) 732-6010. Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority Sarah Kincaid, Executive Director EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / FAIR HOUSING PROVIDER

Tickets are required for this performance and may be ordered by calling the Athenaeum music office at 233-6138. Founded in 1829, the Athenaeum of Ohio prepares priests, deacons and lay ministers to effectively serve the Roman Catholic Church. The seminary division is the third oldest Catholic seminary in the United States. The Athenaeum is at 6616 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2223.

Cherry Grove United Methodist Church

Write your family history and learn about writing memories and facts about your family at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, or at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. The free gathering will be in the church parlor (use the upper level parking lot and entrance) and will last about one hour. There will be experienced people on hand to help with your beginnings. To help you get started on this adventure, starting

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materials will be available at no charge. All ages are welcome. So that we will have adequate materials and seating, call the church office to reserve a space. Questions may also be directed to the church office. The church is at 1428 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 4741428.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church invites everyone to “The Second Coming of Christ” series by Johnny Pressley, professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian University, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday, March 27, at the church. The series will continue at 6 p.m. Sundays, March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 17. The church is at 937 Old Ohio 74; 753-8223.

Holy Trinity Church

The church is having a fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m., every Friday through April 15. Menu items include fish, shrimp, crab cakes, tuna melts, with cheese pizza, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids. Dinner is from $4 to $9.50, and includes sides, hushpuppies and drink. There are a variety of sides, soup, salad and desserts. The event is dine in or carry out. For more information, visit The church is at 140 N. Sixth St., Batavia; 732-2024.

Laurel United Methodist Church

Laurel United Methodist Church

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St. Peter Catholic Church

The Men’s Club of St. Peter Catholic Church in New Richmond is sponsoring a Fish Fry every Friday during Lent, through April 15, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Offered will be a choice of deep fried cod, French fries or macaroni and cheese; baked cod with tossed salad and baked potato. Also grilled cheese is on the menu that offers eat-in or carry-out service. Homemade dessert and drink is included with the price of the meal. Proceeds to benefit parish projects. The church is at 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road; 553-3267.

Saltair Church of Christ

Saltair services are as follows: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., morning worship is 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening worship and youth group are 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study is 7 p.m. and Wednesday evening youth group is 6-8 p.m. A sign language interpreter is available at the morning service. The church is at 2224 State Route 222, Bethel; 734-4185. Summerside First Church of God The church is having a benefit concert for a local family in need. Kyle

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Come Out and Support a local family in their time of need. Kyle Goins, a 15 year old boy, is suffering from deterioration of his skull. Benefit Concert will be held featuring THE GOSPEL MESSENGERS on Sunday March 27th at 10:45AM : Dinner (provided by the Church). Location: Summerside First Church of God 4704 Summerside Road All Love Offerings will be greatly appreciated For additional information call: (937) 515-8634

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story, 125,000-square-foot facility. Brunner, who has been with Hixson since February 2005, is a journeyman electrician with more than 16 years of facility management experience. He lives in Batavia.

Pharmacy open

HealthSource of Ohio has opened a new pharmacy at 2055 Hospital Drive in Batavia. HealthSource Batavia Pharmacy is open to all individuals, even those not patients of a HealthSource office. HealthSource Batavia is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 732-0700 or visit www.

Free homebuyer seminar

Brookstone Homes and Park National Bank will offer a free homebuyer financing seminar and open house at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the O’Bannon Meadows new model home just off Gibson Road and Ohio 48 in Goshen. Learn how you can get into a new home for little or nothing down. Food and prizes will be available.

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Trinity Christian Fellowship

Trinity Christian Fellowship will host the seminar “Reaching Your Destiny in Christ: Transforming Your Mind and Heart” as presented by Tommy and Pat James. The seminar will be presented at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, and Tuesday, March 29, at the church. The ministry helps believers experience the healing and transformational power of the Holy Spirit so they may live out their destinies in the Kingdom of God. This seminar will be based on Ezekiel 36:26 and Romans 12:1-2. The messages Sunday morning and evening will present a Biblical view. Monday and Tuesday evenings will be a workshop for those who desire personal ministry in a group setting, with activation and training. There is no fee, but a freewill offering will be received at each service. Dr. Mark Roser, biblical author, missionary to Zimbabwe, and pastor, will be speaking at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 and March 23, at the church. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road in Williamsburg; 724-7729.

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LEGAL NOTICE Charles Kirschner D 5 2 , 1774 County Road 555, Jeromesville, OH 44840 Gregory Sturgill D 4 7 , 1744 Bainum Rd, New Richmond, OH 45157 Erika Woods C37, 5460 Beechmont Ave #42, Cincinnati, OH 45230 Ronna Hart G1, 20 S. Kline, Amelia, OH 45102 Fidelis Oghojafor F 1 4 , 3 Montgomery Way #11, Amelia, OH 45102 Jason Hargis F14 , 1408 Milton Lane, Williamsburg, OH 45176 Steven Garren I12, 467 Breeze Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45244 You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A, Batavia, OH 45104; 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245 ; 1170 Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102; will be sold for payment due. 1624783

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Lejeune, North Carolina, where his MOS is Infantry. He graduated from New Richmond High School Faul in 2009 and left for Parris Island in July 2009. Upon completion at Boot Camp he then attended the School Of Infantry from October 2009 to December 2009. He is now with the 3/2 and has been deployed to Afghanistan. Faul recently married Sara Benson of Amelia. He is the son of Tom and Denise Miller Davis of New Richmond, formerly of Georgetown and Charles Faul of Winchester. His grandparents are Herb and Rose Grammar of New Richmond, formerly of Georgetown and Charles and Kathy Faul of Winchester.






Sebastian Lovett, 20, 140 Bay Meadows Drive, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 23. Sean R. France, 20, 2010 Big Indian Road, drug abuse, Feb. 24. David L. Roddy, 29, 26 Lincoln, drug abuse, Feb. 25. Christina A. Shumake, 44, 3387 Ohio Pike, open container, Feb. 28. Lorraine B. Houck, 31, 69 E. Main St. No. 6, disorderly conduct, Feb. 27.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct

Fight reported at 69 E. Main St., Feb. 28.

Domestic violence

At Chapel Road, Feb. 24.


Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $46 at 51 W. Main St., Feb. 25. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $50 at 51 W. Main St., Feb. 25.

Theft, forgery

Check taken and forged at Kroger; $22 at 42 Hunters Court, Feb. 25.



Alexander Cook, 18, 495 Old Boston, warrant, Feb. 20. Herman Vasques, 25, 825 State Ave., assault, Feb. 19. Marvin G. Johnson, 45, 630 E. Main St., criminal damage, Feb. 18.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 440 E. Main St., Feb. 18.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at Hytec Automotive at West Main Street, Feb. 18.


Credit card taken at 110 Wood St., Feb. 19.



Douglass W. Tillery, 51, 102 High St., theft, Feb. 15. Travis J. Rowe, 29, 784 Greenmound Road, domestic violence, Feb. 10. Rex S. Madden, 50, 399 Popular Thicket Road, warrant, Feb. 22. Stephen R. Hunt, 27, 1020 Market St., warrant, Feb. 24. Douglas W. Hamilton, 52, 449 Union St., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Feb. 27. Jessica L. Lowenstein, 32, 1347 Frank Willis Memorial, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Feb. 27.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct

Intoxicated male subject found laying in street at Market and Main Streets, Feb. 27.

Domestic violence

At Greenmound Road, Feb. 10.

Hit skip

Subject failed to stop after accident at corner of Walnut and Center Streets, Feb. 20.


Check taken from mailbox at 108 Moorage Court, Feb. 17. Hotdogs taken from IGA; $2 at 1041 Old U.S. 52, Feb. 15. Picnic tables and garbage cans taken from property of previous owner at 1101 Front St., Feb. 20. Scrap aluminum taken at 118 Washington St., Feb. 23.


Windows broken, door kicked in, etc. at 1031 Bethel New Richmond Road, Feb. 19.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Jason H. Rademacher, 36, 980 Gaskins, warrant, Feb. 19. Nicholas C. Moore, 28, 3559 W. Legendary, warrant, Feb. 20. Aaron C. Bomkamp, 31, 8458 Forestview, open container, illegal conveyance of weapons, Feb. 19. Nicola C. Bruno, 20, 4378 Eastwood No. 116, theft, Feb. 21. Michael A. Beckelhymer, 30, 12984 Locust Ridge-New Harmony Road, theft, criminal trespass, Feb. 24. Juvenile, 15, theft, Feb. 25. Juvenile, 17, theft, Feb. 25. Cory D. Reynolds, 23, 442 N. Main St., drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 1100 Golf Club Lane No. 4, Feb. 26.

Criminal damage

Vehicle keyed at 1750 Culver Court, Feb. 23.

Criminal trespass, theft

Scrap metal taken at 3597 Lewis Road, Feb. 24.

Drug possession

Marijuana found in glove box of vehicle at 1815 Ohio Pike, Feb. 26.

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March 16, 2011

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Felonious assault

10-month-old baby was examined at Children’s Hospital with numerous fractures at 1044 Terry Del, Feb. 23.


Checks taken and female stated ID used with no authorization at 3645 Merwin Ten Mile, Feb. 23.


Male was threatened at 1401 W. Ohio Pike, Feb. 23. Female was threatened at Kroger at Ohio Pike, Feb. 25.


Merchandise taken from Walmart; $29 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 21. Windmill blade, etc. taken; $100 at 576 Locust Corner, Feb. 22. Satellite dish taken at 3326 Ohio 132, Feb. 22. Four tire rims taken at 3825 Merwin Ten Mile Road, Feb. 25. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $65 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 25.

Theft, criminal damage

Fencing damaged and scrap steel taken at 950 Ohio 749, Feb. 25.


Male juvenile was unruly at 316 St. Andrews, Feb. 23.


Windows of RV shot with BB gun at 1400 Ohio 749, Feb. 27.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Chelsey L. Meadors, 18, 16380 Edgington, marijuana possession, drug possession, Feb. 22. Jason P. Hennemann, 37, 426 Clark St., expired license, Feb. 22. Kortney L. Miller, 42, 4632 Crosswood, warrant, Feb. 22. Ben Sayre, 36, 508 Odin Drive, warrant, Feb. 22. Andrew Brockert, 25, 32 Estate Drive, driving under suspension, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, Feb. 23. James Caldwell, 38, 724 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, Feb. 23. Dustin P. Johnson, 26, 730 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, Feb. 23. Kevin M. McAfee, 21, 1143 Thornhill Drive, drug possession, Feb. 23. Shaneela J. Willis, 20, 303 Vine St., drug abuse, Feb. 23. Shawn L. Wisby, 34, 4260 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, warrant service, Feb. 23. John Magevney, 21, 507 Piccadilly, warrant service, Feb. 23. Michael W. Robinson, 28, 518 Glenrose, driving under influence, Feb. 24. Matthew Shouse, 21, 2170 Big Indian Road, warrant service, Feb. 24. Nathan Ritter, 29, 726 Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, Feb. 23. Savannah M. Diamond, 25, 475 Piccadilly, warrant, Feb. 23. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Feb. 22. Juvenile, 17, disorderly conduct, Feb. 22. Bridgette Phillip, 30, 6387 Ohio 221, warrant, Feb. 24. Dillon R. Wallace, 23, 16380 Edgington, trafficking in marijuana, drug possession, Feb. 22. Kiel M. Sprague, 28, 201 N. 8th St., warrant service, Feb. 24. Greg M. Holthaus, 36, 112 Hilltop Lane, drug possession, drug instrument, Feb. 24. Margaret E. Autry, 41, 328 St. Andrews No. D, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 24. Donna M. Gullett, 34, 328 St. Andrews No. D, drug possession, Feb. 24. James R. Masterson, 25, 3737 Nine Mile Road, warrant service, Feb. 24. Allen C. Jones, 20, 7832 Woodruff, drug abuse, Feb. 24. Brandy L. Miller, 29, 2755 Ohio 132, theft, Feb. 24. Amanda L. Tomlin, 30, 484 Old Ohio 74, child endangering, Feb. 21. Allen D. Stanforth, 21, 4155 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, theft, Feb. 22. Daniel A. Noble, 19, 4272 Cider Mill, driving under suspension, Feb. 22. Jennifer L. Cox, 29, 18733 Gauche, driving under suspension, Feb. 22. Cheri L. Buckley, 51, 3970 Piccadilly, domestic violence, Feb. 22. Sarah Buckley, 21, 3970 Piccadilly, domestic violence, Feb. 22. Amanda L. Tomlin, 30, 484 Old Ohio 74, theft, Feb. 19. Brandon Murdock, 27, 2619 Anderson Ferry, warrant, Feb. 22. Jessica A. Reed, 20, 4384 Ireton Road, theft, Feb. 21. Cassandra A. Wheeler, 20, 2383 Donald Road, theft, Feb. 21. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, driving under influence, Feb. 25. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, Feb. 25. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, Feb. 25. Martha B. Penny, 27, 4134 Gleneste Withamsville Road, driving under influence, driving under suspension,

child endangerment, March 1. Donna S. Gorman, 33, 4805 Bells Lake, making false alarms, March 1. Dustin C. Napier, 29, 1545 Sutton, no drivers license, Feb. 28. Stephanie M. Ell, 22, 515 Piccadilly, warrant service, Feb. 28. Brandy N. Cottrell, 24, 128 Marne, theft, Feb. 28. Elisabeth J. Cortright, 30, 4706 Beechwood, warrant, Feb. 28. Juvenile, 13, domestic violence, Feb. 28. Juvenile, 11, domestic violence, Feb. 28. Dustin J. Whitt, 24, lka 2232 Superior, theft, Feb. 22. Paul A. Martin, 27, 4641 Sycamore, driving under influence, child endangering, Feb. 25. Regina Graham, 24, 484 Old Ohio 74, wrongful entrustment, Feb. 25. Chad R. Lynch, 35, 96 Chapel Road, driving under suspension, Feb. 25. Jonathan W. Grabowski, 19, 204 Charity St., drug possession, paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Feb. 25. Lisa Hornsby, 43, 4973 Sesame St., child endangerment, driving under influence, Feb. 24. Cynthia L. Myers, 42, 4712 Beechwood, failure to reinstate, Feb. 28. Jarron K. Frederick, 30, 1152 Nature Run, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, Feb. 26. Gregory Kalejs, 33, 2718 Morning Ridge, warrant service, Feb. 26. Joseph S. Elam, 32, 24 Church St., warrant service, Feb. 26. Daryl L. Kinman, 50, 1473 Madison Park, warrant service, Feb. 25. Lindsay P. Powell, 23, 14592 Beverly, theft, Feb. 26. Dana Vogel, no age given, 905 Walnut St., theft, Feb. 26. Jeremy A. Thompson, no age given, 14546 Beverly, theft, Feb. 26. David B. Caine, 21, 5650 Elmarie Drive, tampering with evidence, leaving scene, Feb. 27. Deanna M. Wilson, 26, homeless, tampering with evidence, child endangering, resisting arrest, Feb. 26. Tami Williamson, 34, 511 Main St., driving under suspension, Feb. 26. Timothy A. Tanner, 52, 1286 Meadowbright, driving under influence, Feb. 26. James R. Kelly, no age given, 4906 Corn Row, open container, Feb. 27. Timothy Neulist, 46, 910 Shayler, driving under influence, driving under suspension, consumption in vehicle, Feb. 27. Reinhold E. Neulist, 30, 910 Shayler, driving under influence, driving under suspension, Feb. 27. Christian Henderlight, 25, 4317 Marbe Lane, theft, Feb. 25. Kevin L. Webster, 43, 475 Piccadilly, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Feb. 27. Chad A. Bennett, 29, 65 Carriage Station, physical control, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Feb. 27. Siree P. Monhollen, 19, 6024 Goshen Road, heroin possession, driving under suspension, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 27. Angel N. Baas, 21, 3168 Meek, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 27. Lillie A. Monhollen, 71, 3567 No. Nine Road, wrongful entrustment, Feb. 27. Christopher S. Lewis, 20, 4583 Lakeland, driving under influence, Feb. 26. Robert E. Smith, 23, 754 Rue Center Court, drug paraphernalia, wrongful entrustment, Feb. 26. Anthony Badagliacco, 20, 1416 Sunrise, drug paraphernalia, Feb. 28. Rachel H. Miller, 18, 5605 Widow Creek, drug possession, paraphernalia, Feb. 28. Vincent Gardner, 21, 1138 S. Timbercreek, open container, Feb. 28. Laura R. Mock, 26, 738 Augcliffe, warrant service, March 2. Aaron R. Elliott, 38, 4416 Norway Court, domestic violence, March 2. Christopher Rosenberger, 34, 394 Brandychase, driving under suspension, March 3. Juvenile, 12, domestic violence, March 2. William M. Tansey, 19, 2061 Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, March 1. Kendall Hollis, 29, 3973 Piccadilly, warrant service, March 1. Clayton B. McCart, no age given, 886 Locust Corner, driving under suspension, March 1. Amanda L. Houillion, 26, 5632 Bucktown, theft, deception to obtain dangerous drugs, Feb. 28. Keith L. Parsons, 32, 475 Piccadilly, warrant, March 2.

Incidents/investigations Attempted robbery

Female reported this offense at 493 Halifax Circle, Feb. 24.

Criminal damage

Windshield broken in vehicle at 4123 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Feb. 28. Four tires cut on vehicle at 155 Southern Trace, Feb. 22. Clothing damaged at 1277 Old Ohio 74, Feb. 22.

Three tires damaged at 4370 Eastgate Drive, Feb. 23. Phone line/box damaged at 677 Kennett, Feb. 26. Battery cables cut on vehicles at S & L Eastgate Service at Old Ohio 74, March 2.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 4704 Beechwood, Feb. 22.

Dunham Road, Amelia, March 3. Mendell Sebastian, 23, 92 Bethel Park Drive, Bethel, domestic violence at 51 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, March 4. Brandi A. Gamble, 22, 722 Ohio Pike Apt. C, Cincinnati, obstructing official business at 722 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, March 4.

Domestic violence

Incidents/investigations Assault



At Ohio Pike, Feb. 25. At Piccadilly Square, Feb. 28. Female stated credit cards used with no authorization at 866 Gorham, Feb. 24.


Female was threatened at 4489 Eastwood, Feb. 26.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated card used with no authorization at 4342 Long Lake No. 3208, Feb. 28.

Sexual imposition

Female reported this offense at the Green Spa at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 12.


Merchandise taken from Meijer; $604 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 26. Cash taken from register at Meijer; $400 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 22. Credit cards taken from wallet in Sears at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 22. Laptop computer taken at 728 Ohio Pike No. 3, Feb. 23. Merchandise taken from Home Depot; $128 at Ohio Pike, Feb. 23. Bobcat forks taken at 4820 Tealtown, Feb. 23. Weedeaters, leaf blowers, etc. taken from storage unit; $8,400 at 3951 Nine Mile Tobasco, Feb. 22. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $459 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 27. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $20 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 26. Gasoline not paid for at Speedway; $82 at Old Ohio 74, Feb. 26. Tools, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,430 at 4636 Aston, Feb. 25. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $12 at Old Ohio 74, Feb. 25. DVDs taken from Walmart; $114 at Eastgate Blvd., Feb. 27. TV and camcorder taken at 4342 Long Lake No. 3208, Feb. 27. Bracelet taken; $4,100 at 1199 Village Glen, Feb. 26. Nintendo system taken at 700 Clough Pike, March 2.



Dennis M. Hughes, 19, 169 N. 5th St., recited, Feb. 21.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Bike taken; $100 at 128 Concord Sq., Feb. 18.


Kathleen S. Tribble, 30, 1691 Stella Drive, Amelia, theft, forgery at 980 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, March 2. Pamela R. Vargas, 47, 1691 Stella Drive, Amelia, forgery, theft at 980 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, March 2. James T. Poor, 43, Campbell City Jail, receiving stolen property at 980 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, March 2. Mossie Marie Cope, 35, 2861 Cedarville Road, Goshen, illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits at 2861 Cedarville Road, Goshen, March 3. Juvenile, 16, theft, Amelia, March 4. Christopher L. Kidd, 24, homeless, Batavia, theft at 600 University Lane, Batavia, March 2. George Richard Perkins, 24, 316 No. 3 Main Street, Felicity, theft at 49 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, March 6. Robert D. Young, 51, 5038 Lindsey Lane, Mt. Orab, theft at 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, March 2. John W. Warber, 25, 297 Courtland Drive, Monroe, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at Clough Pike at Bach Buxton, Amelia, March 2. Juvenile, 17, drug paraphernalia, Amelia, March 2. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, Amelia, March 2. Ingrid Lively, 32, 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, felonious assault at 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 2. Christopher L. Kidd, 24, homeless, Batavia, theft at 100 University Lane, Batavia, March 2. Christopher L. Kidd, 24, 286 N. 2nd St., Williamsburg, criminal trespass at 300 University Lane, Batavia, March 2. David S. Coakley, 20, 1 Bayberry, Amelia, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia at 2774 Chilo Cemetery Mc Kendree Chap, Felicity, March 2. Daedre Bronson, 24, 342 St. Andrews Drive, Cincinnati, theft at 600 University Lane, Batavia, March 3. Rowena Trentham, 45, 474 Cincinnati Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, theft at 600 University Lane, Batavia, March 3. Daniel C. Rigg, 18, 2901 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2901 N.


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At 2222 Whitmer Road, Batavia, March 2. At 2242 Whitmer Road, Batavia, March 3.

1270 Champions Crossing, Drees Premier Homes Inc. to Diana O’Neal, 0.3760 acre, $60,000. 2043 Commons Circle Drive, The Drees Co. to Gwendolyn Moorehead, $91,651. 4332 Courtesy Lane, Mark Zenni, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.2690 acre, $100,386. 1553 Old Ohio 74, U.S. Bank NA to TJR Number 23 LLC, 1.7420 acre, $47,000. 4624 Steeplechase Drive, Gina Stepaniak to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.2993 acre, $180,000. 1507 Thornberry Road, Andrew & Yvonne Roberts to Oscar Bross, 0.3760 acre, $162,000.

At 300 University Lane, Batavia, March 2.


At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, March 2. At 2901 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, March 3. At 3001 Ohio 132, Amelia, March 4.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1683 Misty Hollow Court, Batavia, March 2. At 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, March 2. At 5471 Mt. Zion Road, Batavia, March 2.

Criminal mischief

Criminal trespass

At 700 University Lane, Batavia, March 3.

176 North Street, Barbara Creech, et al. to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc., 0.1710 acre, $50,000.

At 51 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, March 4.


Disorderly conduct Domestic violence

Drug paraphernalia

At Clough Pike at Bach Buxton, Amelia, March 2.

Endangering children - abuse

At 358 Seneca Drive, Batavia, March 2.

Felonious assault

At 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 2.


At 980 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, Feb. 15.

Misuse of credit card

At 980 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Feb. 9.

Obstructing official business

At 722 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, March 4.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At 2901 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, March 3.

Possession of drugs

At Clough Pike at Bach Buxton, Amelia, March 2.

Receiving stolen property

At 980 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, Feb. 15.

Restrictions on depositing litter on public property, on private property owned by others and in state waters At 4453 Roudebush Lane, Batavia, Feb. 25.


At 1881 Ohio 222, Bethel, Feb. 26.

Soliciting or receiving improper compensation

At 2500 Pochard Drive, Batavia, Feb. 27.


At 22 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, Feb. 26. At 1386 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, Feb. 21. At 4315 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, Feb. 20. At 5643 Malsbeary Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 24. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 22. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, Feb. 26. At 1868 Ohio 131, Milford, Feb. 22. At 2098 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, Feb. 22. At 2212 Harmony Court, Batavia, Feb. 26. At 2283 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, Feb. 25. At 2304 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, Feb. 22. At 2305 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, Feb. 21. At 2615 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Feb. 25. At 2934 Ohio 131, Batavia, Feb. 25. At 40 Donna, Amelia, Feb. 24. At 400 Bartlow Road, Georgetown, Feb. 25. At 4013 Borman Drive, Batavia, Feb. 24. At 4315 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, Feb. 20. At 4438 Ohio 276, Batavia, Feb. 23. At 48 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Feb. 24. At 5643 Malsbeary Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 24. At 5887 Marathon Edenton Road, Williamsburg, Feb. 23. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 26. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 26. At 72 Brandywine Drive, Amelia, Feb. 25. At 79 Elizabeth St., Moscow, Feb. 24. At 980 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Feb. 9. At 1758 Fox Tail Chase, New Richmond, March 3. At 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, March 1. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, March 3. At Old 74 Bauman Lane, Batavia, March 3. At 100 University Lane, Batavia, March 2. At 2196 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, March 4. At 40 Donna, Amelia, Feb. 24. At 49 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, Feb. 28. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 2. At 600 University Lane, Batavia, Feb. 26. At 980 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, Feb. 15. At Ohio 32 at Ohio 132, Batavia, March 3.

Unruly juvenile offenses

At Ohio 774, Bethel, Feb. 24.

2158 Ireton Trees Road, Manion McCollum, et al. to Veronica Stewart, 3.4110 acre, $60,001.


2883 Mount Pisgah Road, William Martin Jr., trustee to Daniel O’Connor Jr., 0.5000 acre, $101,000.


173 S. Fourth St., Sandra & Henry Pryor Jr. to National Bank & Trust Co., $56,666.67. 674 West Main St., Donna & Michael Scott to Gary Haynes Jr., 0.227 acre, $68,000.


Steven Skalley, Amelia, alter, 28 Grouse Drive, Amelia Village, $1,000. Jay Maynard, Bethel, deck, 4266 Fox Ridge, Batavia Township, $4,600. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 1470 Woodbury Glen, Batavia Township, $211,000; new, 988 Shephard Woods, Union Township, $133,000; new, 973 Shephard Woods, $156,000. Sean Riley, Amelia, alter, 2128 Tracy Drive, Monroe Township, $2,500. Solar Electric, New Richmond, alter, 121 Dickenson St., New Richmond Village, $18,000. Icon Solar Power, Milford, alter, 2488 Country Place, New Richmond Village, $2,500. TK Constructors, Mt. Orab, new, 112 Paddlewheel Drive, New Richmond Village, $130,000. Donnie Smith, New Richmond, HVAC 1350 Deer Ridge, Ohio Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 3747 Fallen Tree, Pierce Township. Sean Seebohm, Amelia, alter, 502 Lenkenann, Pierce Township. James Crowley, Cincinnati, deck, 4193 S. Gensen Loop, Union Township. Brian Robinson, Amelia, pool, 3878 Heritage Oak, Union Township. Thompson Heat & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4645 Clayton, Union Township; HVAC, 568 Common Wealth Drive. M/I Homes, Columbus, new, 874 Ellery, Union Township, $120,000. Drees Premier Homes, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 5148 Oakbrook, Union Township, $206,657. Fischer Single Family Homes II, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 5126 Oakbrook, Union Township, $124,993.


Voorhis Slone Welsh Crossland Architects, Mason, new-Fayetteville High School dugouts, 501 S. Apple St., Fayetteville Village, $15,000; concession, $5,000. Cintas, Cincinnati, fire suppression 3344 Ohio 132, Pierce Township. Haglage Construction, Cincinnati, alter-White Box, 1227 Ohio 125, Pierce Township, $62,000. KBA Inc., Cincinnati, addition-Library, 4450 Ryan’s Way, Union Township, $2,430,000. Justin Register, Amelia, alter, 4424 Aicholtz Road, Union Township. Melink Properties, Cincinnati, alter, 5140 River Valley, Union Township, $8,000. Industrial Design, Springboro, HVAC, 796 Old Ohio 74, Union Township. First Baptist Church of Gleneste, Batavia, alter, 1034 Old Ohio 74, Union Township, $20,000. Bzak Landscaping, Milford, alter, 931 Round Bottom, Union Township. Anchor Signs, South Carolina, alter, 867 Eastgate North, Union Township.


Community Journal

March 16, 2011

On the record

DEATHS Robert H. Behn

Robert H. Behn, 86, of New Richmond died March 4. Survived by wife, Dolores C. Behn; children, Theresa (John) Reiter, Annette (Daren) Schafer, Charles (Donna) Behn and Thomas (Rebekah) Behn; brothers, Fred and Arthur Behn; and grandchildren, Gretchen (Matt), Bridget, Jacob and Joshua. Preceded in death by children, Alan Behn and Sharon Meyer; father, Frieorich Behn; mother, Clewa Komoll; and sister, Irmgard Noll. Services were March 11 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Jennifer Lynn Daniels

Jennifer Lynn Daniels, 29, of Batavia died March 8. Survived by husband, Britt Anthony Daniels; son, Eli Jackson Daniels; father, Paul W. Wigginton; mother, Dana Lynn (nee Griffith) Wigginton; and brother, Gabriel Wigginton. Services were March 10 at House of Restoration Worship Center.

Robert Joseph Fischer

Robert Joseph Fischer, 72, of New Richmond died March 7. Survived by wife, Mildred E. Fischer; son, Robert F. (Amy) Fischer; daughter, Deborah Ann (Mark) Martin; brothers, William L. (Cindy) Fischer and Rev. John P. Fischer; sister, Betty J. Fischer; and grandchildren, Jonathon and Megan Berberich and Austin and Amber Fischer. Preceded in death by parents, Robert F. and Augusta (nee Ryan) Fischer. Services were March 11 at St. Mary Church. Memorials to: Hoxworth Blood Center, Account #3188, ML 0555, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, P.O. Box 193713, Cincinnati, OH 45219; or, Cleveland Clinic Foundation-Vascular, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193.

Robert H. Gulley

Robert H. Gulley, 65, of Union Township died March 3. Survived by wife, Patricia J. Gulley; sons, Roy J. and Michael B. Gulley; daughter, Kimberly M. Gulley; and grandchildren, Michael, Sierra, Jacob, Andrew and Siena. Preceded in death by mother, Lillian Gulley. Services were March 9 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231.

Mike Latham

Mike Latham, 35, of Amelia died March 1. Survived by wife, Jennifer Latham; son, Austin Latham; daughters, Lacey Latham, Shyla Latham and Kasie Pommert; parents, Richard and Konnie Latham; brothers, Richard (Janet) Latham and Keith (Lisa) Latham; sister, Pamela Watson; and grandmother, Allie Portwood. Services were March 5 at St. Bernadette Church. Memorials to: Amelia Police Donation Fund, 44 W. Main St., Amelia, OH 45102.

Cristianziano C. LePore

Cristianziano C. “Chris” LePore, 88, of Union Township died March 4. Survived by daughters, Kristine and Francine LePore; sister, Mary Bosch; sisters-in-law, Anne Schiraldi and Patricia LePore; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Vic Wohl; grandchildren, Coli, Deuxi, Mais, Dart, Anselm and C.Z.M.; his beloved, Scooter and Drew; nieces and nephews, Marie Claire, Duncan, Martin, Anthony, Al, Michael, Donald, Robin and Valerie; and godchildren, Frank and Andrea. Preceded in death by wife, Antoinette M. LePore; father, Anthony LePore; mother, Jennie LePore; brothers, Alphonse, Anthony and


IN THE COURTS John LePore; and brothers-in-law, Martin Schiraldi and Rudy Walz. Services were March 8 at Immaculate Heart of March Church. Memorials to: SPCA of Cincinnati, Attn.: Development Dept., 11900 Conrey Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

A memorial for Charlene Ulmer will be held 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Calvary Alliance Church, 986 Nordyke Road.



Ronald T. Trabish

Ronald T. Trabish, 63, of Amelia died Feb. 25. Survived by wife, Karen (nee Breitfeld) Trabish; sons, Ron (Jill) Trabish Jr. and Chris Williams; daughters, Angela Williams and Lisa (Scot) Harmon; sisters, Joy Gabbard and Gail Watkins; grandchildren, Jacob Trabish, Kimberlee and Kyle Harmon and Erin and Allison Trabish. Services were March 2 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Mary A. Wilson

Mary A. Wilson, 53, of New Richmond died March 2. Survived by husband, Ronald S. Wilson; son, Joey Wilson; daughter, Stefanie Koehler; father, Robert (Mary Lee) Creed; brothers, Robert Creed, Daniel Creed and Anthony Creed; sisters, Patricia Sagel and Susan Robben; grandchild, Alexandra Koehler; and step-grandchild, MaKayla Koehler. Preceded in death by mother, Joan Creed. Services were March 6 at St. Peters Church, New Richmond. Memorials to: Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1080 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 208, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Charlene Ulmer

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



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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. Maurice Larkin, 26, 171 Spring St. #4, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Andrew P. Vanlandingham, 25, 5187 Stonelick-Williams Corner, Batavia, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Erica Nicole Barnes, 27, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Michael Liming, 43, 4191 White Oak Road or 3819 Sodom Road, Georgetown, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Penny Storer, 48, 79 W. Mound St., Sabina, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Paul Raymond Bryant, 44, 26936 Whiteshill Road, Harrison, Ind., illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Erica Nicole Barnes, 27, aggravated robbery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Taryn Elizabeth Goodspeed, 24, theft, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Robert D. Culbreth, 24, assault, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Zachary D. Fagin, 19, breaking and entering, theft, safecracking, Goshen Police.

Kelvin Ryan, 47, 14656 Bodman Road, Mt. Orab, felonious assault, aggravated riot, Union Township Police Department. Brandy Self, 25, 119 W. Plane St. #1, Bethel, theft, tampering with records, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Samuel Curtis Shipp, 19, 400 University Lane #309, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Jason D. Brandenburg, 37, 1619 Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia, illegal manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Michael A. Ruehl, 41, 2782 Jackson Pike, Batavia, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, cultivation of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Gregory Paul Broerman, 38, 2199 Ohio 222, Bethel, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Steven Rider, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 #101, Goshen, aggravated robbery, Miami Township Police. Lisa Marie Smallwood, 34, 16 Rose Lane, Amelia, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Balside, 25, 1490 Verdale Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Marcus Anthony Stineman, 26, 4591 Lakeland Drive, Batavia, attempted aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Samantha Loudermilk, 21, 215 N. East St. #8, Bethel, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. George S. Elias Jr., 23, 285 Jonathan Court, Loveland, theft, Miami Township Police. Cortney A. Reid, 24, 1962 Balnum Road, New Richmond, theft, Miami Township Police. Tyler Robert Smith, 19, 3831 Gatewood Drive, Cincinnati, obstructing official business, Miami Township Police. Steven Rider, 18, 1785 Ohio 28 101, Goshen, aggravated robbery, Miami Township Police. Rock J. Behymer, 37, 3957 Youngman Lane, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police Department. Drew Eugene Baitz, 24, 435 Chestnut St., Newport, Ky., burglary, grand theft, Union Township Police Department. De’Andrea Lamar King, 28, domestic violence, abduction, intimidation, Milford Police. Kayla Nichole Wachter, 18, receiving stolen property, Pierce Township Police. Heidi Noel Wagner, 28, 3489 Ohio 132, Amelia, breaking and entering, Pierce Township Police. Clyde Ray Warren, 27, forgery, breaking and entering, grand theft of a firearm, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jerry Agostini Jr., 48, 1193 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell E. Perry, 32, 7156 Thompson Road, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Timothy Cole Jr., 18, 7160 Thompson Road, Goshen, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Chad C. Rowan, 22, burglary, theft, New Richmond Police. Samuel Lee Johnson, 32, endangering children, murder, trafficking in drugs, trafficking in marijuana, possession of heroin, Goshen Police. Jerry L. Allen, 33, failure to appear, Prosecutor’s Office. William Clone, 21, 4686 Galaxy Road, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Tyler Disney, 25, 500 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Ryan Emil Petrey, 23, possession of cocaine, aggravated possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Clarence Edward McCarty, 38, 215 U.S. Highway 52, Georgetown, Ohio, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, Narcotics Unit. Marcus Anthony Stineman, 26, 4591 Lakeland Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, grand theft of a firearm, Union Township Police Department. Kathleen Suzan Tribble, 30, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Thomas Poor, 43, receiving stolen property, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Pamela Robyn Vargas, 47, 1691 Stella Drive, Amelia, theft, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Terry Lee Proffitt, 21, 1167 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Union Township Police Department. Erin N. Pappas, 30, endangering children, Goshen Police. Edward A. Dalton Jr., 49, theft from an elderly person, Goshen Police. Joann Midgley, 59, 288 Plum St., Owensville, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Joel A. Casanova, 20, 5706 Crabapple Way, Milford, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Ashley N. Radenheimer, 19, 750 Maple Creek Road, Moscow, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in marijuana, tampering with evidence, Goshen Police.


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