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Jim Bushman’s widow, Linda Fraley, April 9 stands next to the freshly unveiled memorial sign at the baseball complex. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Batavia Township dedicates complex to Jim Bushman

By Roxanna Swift

BATAVIA — Township Trustees April 9 unveiled a memorial sign honoring former Trustee Jim Bushman at the baseball complex in the Batavia Township Community Park, 1535 Clough Pike. Friends and family members of Bushman gathered with school and government representatives to recognize him and dedicate the complex, which was built about two years ago. Bushman was struck and killed by a pickup truck while taking his trash out in November 2011. He died, at age 72, weeks after being elected to his fourth term as trustee. He previously had been elected in 1991, 1995 and 1999. “There was so much public recognition when he died,” said Bushman’s widow, Linda Fraley. “But this is public recognition of how he lived.” Trustee James Sauls, Jr. described Bushman as someone who “knew everybody” in the community. “It really amazed me he knew everybody in the neigh-

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Township trustees April 9 dedicated the Jim Bushman Memorial Baseball Complex at the Batavia Township Community Park. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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borhood in a day like today, where most of us don’t know our neighbor right next door,” he said. In addition to serving as a trustee, Bushman, who grew up in New Richmond, served in the Army. He also served on various boards in the area, including the Batavia school board, the Batavia Union Cemetery

Board and the Great Oaks board. He also helped create the Central Joint Fire-EMS District and coached Knothole Baseball. With his dedication to the township and his love of baseball, naming it after him was “apropos,” Parsons said. “When we put this baseball complex together, in our opinion, it was a no-brainer to name it after Jim,” said Trustee Bill Dowdney. The complex will be called the Jim Bushman Memorial Baseball Complex, he said.

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UNION TWP. — West Clermont Superintendent Keith Kline April 8 shared with school board members plans to change middle school schedules and staffing levels to improve student performance. Glen Este and Amelia middle schools scored well on the state report card in achievement, performance inBeamer dex and annual yearly progress ratings, Kline said. However, many students were below the proficient line on the value added measure rating. “Both schools were rated effective this past year, and quite honestly, I want to see excellent across the board,” he said. “I want to ensure that we’re growKline ing our kids ... and that they’re getting what they need to be above the proficient line.” Achievement is rated by how students perform on a specific test, he said. For middle school students, that test is the Ohio Achievement Assessment. The performance index takes into acYoung count how students perform at all levels of ability and, specifically, how many students score at an accelerated level. Annual yearly progress addresses growth within subgroups, or how disadvantaged students perform relative to their peers. Value added measure is indicative of students’ growth over the course of one school year. One factor contributing to performance issues is the change students experience in school schedules transitioning from fifth to sixth grade, Kline said. Students go from 150 daily minutes of language arts and120 minutes of math to 50 minutes of each subject a day, he said. “I think everybody would agree that our middle schools

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are operating kind of like a high school,” he said. “The schedule is built like a high school schedule would be built, and quite honestly, sixth-graders, seventhgraders, eighth-graders - many of them aren’t ready to handle that kind of a structure.” Kline said he would like to provide students with four, 60minute core periods and three, 40-minute “encore” periods. Core subjects include language arts, math, science and social studies. “Encore” periods would include enrichment, intervention and electives. Lack of a formal, structured intervention plan is another issue, Kline said. Devoting time each day to intervention and enrichment would help ensure that all students’ needs are met. In addition to increasing the time focused on core subjects each day, staffing levels must be balanced at both schools, Kline said. To create the necessary balance, Kline plans to re-establish the teaming structure once used at the schools, he said. The structure would create three teams, each with four core teachers, at each grade level. Every team would be responsible for 100 to 120 students. Each school ideally would have 42 teachers total, with nine teachers for each core subject, Kline said. To meet these expectations, an additional 2.5 teachers are required. Kline is working with administrators to determine where the additional teachers are needed, but they most likely will be in core subjects, he said. The costs of increasing staffing will be offset by reductions that will be presented to the board at their meeting set for 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Kline and his administrative team also are in the process of interviewing internal candidates for middle school principals, he said. Glen Este and Amelia each have one campus principal serving the middle school and high school. “I think the plan that you’re presenting to us and presenting to the public is good, and I think it will help the children,” said Jo Ann Beamer. Board president Doug Young said he is “exceptionally glad” to address inequities at the schools. Vol. 33 No. 3 © 2013 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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noon. “Last year, we mobilized almost 800 volunteers and removed an estimated 20 tons of litter and trash,” said Vanessa Hannah, executive director for the Valley View Foundation. “Each year we aim to increase our numbers and involve more volunteers and communities.” Recycling also will be emphasized this year. “We’re challenging each site to recycle as much of the litter as they can,” said Hannah. Volunteers are needed


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ed Fly Fishers, Clermont Water Resources Department, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, Busken Bakery, Loveland Canoe & Kayak, Kroger and the Clermont County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Partnering agencies include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) State Parks and Division of Watercraft, Clermont County Park District, Clermont Office of Environmental Quality, the Harsha Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Highland Soil & Water Conservation District, OSU Extension-Clermont, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District. The East Fork Watershed Collaborative is an informal agency/citizen-

based watershed organization whose mission is to “protect and enhance the biological, chemical and physical integrity of the East Fork Little Miami River Watershed.” In 2001, partners in Clermont, Brown, Highland and Clinton counties came together to form the collaborative in an effort to unify and strengthen watershed management. The Valley View Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization in Milford founded in 2002 to preserve130 acres of a family farm behind Pattison Elementary on South Milford Road. The foundation’s purpose is to conserve land, preserve history and share it with the community.

Interested volunteers can register online at, or call the Valley View Foundation at (513) 218-1098 for detailed information. Volunteers can choose from a list of cleanup sites and may have the option to use a free canoe. The Spring Litter Cleanup site locations include: Williamsburg; Owensville Gauche Park; Milford City Hall, 745 Center St.; Miami Township Fire Station, 5888 McPicken Drive, off Business 28; Bethel Burke Park, Felicity South Park; Amelia Groh Park, 3390 Huntsman Trace; New Richmond; East Fork State Park, campground area, Loop C; Stonelick State Park, campground area.

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to help spruce up various locations throughout the East Fork Watershed in Clermont County. Litter found near streams is the largest concern in many of these communities. “Litter pollution harms the quality of our drinking water and the streams in which we swim, relax and fish,” said Becky McClatchey, watershed coordinator with the East Fork Watershed Collaborative. “Events like the annual spring cleanup can have a big impact on the overall reduction of litter and the event also helps to spread the message of pollution prevention.” Sponsors of the Spring Cleanup include the Duke Energy Foundation, Little Miami Inc., Buckeye Unit-

Withamsville Road about 1150 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Upon arrival police discovered an open door and investigated, said Lt. Scott Gaviglia, operations commander for the Union Township Police Department, in a press release. Officers came across an employee who was able to indicate a robbery was taking place. Other officers were enroute to the call due to its nature and the fact that other robberies have occurred in other jurisdictions at the same and similar restaurants.

Responding officers were able to set up outside the restaurant as the officers inside prepared to confront the suspects. As officers approached, the suspects the suspects ran out the back door and were confronted by Union Township police officers, Gaviglia said. The suspects were armed when they were confronted by police and were taken into custody at gunpoint. The suspects surrendered without incident. There were no injuries. The employees had been zip tied. The em-

ployees were freed and they reported no injuries, Gaviglia said. Arrested were Kenneth Chipemba, 37, from Springboro, Ohio; and Kabinga Kwambana, 22, from Cincinnati, Gaviglia said. Both suspects were charged with felony aggravated robbery and kidnapping, Gaviglia said. More charges are expected when the case is presented to the grand jury in the coming days. Other jurisdictions have been notified of the arrest, Gaviglia said.

Annual Grassy Run celebrates county’s history By Keith BieryGolick

From Wednesday, April 24 through Sunday, April 28, George West and the rest of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee will live in the Williamsburg Community Park. “Our tent is our home for that period,” said West, committee president, underscoring the organization’s commitment to informing the community about its history. Not only will they live there, but they’ll be living like it’s the 1700s. “We try to make it like you’re stepping back in time,” said Ron Shouse, former committee president. The Grassy Run Rendezvous started as a way to celebrate the largest recorded battle between settlers and natives in Clermont County. It was originally designed as a one-time event in1992, but the community embraced it so much that it is now entering its 21st year. Shouse believes the event’s longevity and continued success can be attributed to its educational value. In Shouse’s eyes, if Grassy Run “can hook one kid into learning more about their history then we’ve done our job.” The Rendezvous is open to the public Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Williamsburg Community Park.

Bob Ford, left, demonstrates his flute-playing skills for Hill Intermediate fourth-graders Eddie Harvey and Alex Houchin of Bethel during Grassy Run in Williamsburg in 2012. FILE PHOTO

GRASSY RUN RENDEZVOUS SCHEDULE: Saturday 10 a.m. Gate opens 10:30 a.m. Opening ceremony Children’s costume parade immediately following opening ceremony. Worldwalker Steve Newman is scheduled to participate. 11 a.m. White Oak singers, native American drumming, singing and dancers Noon Russ Childers, music 1 p.m. Kenny Ashcraft, Singer/songwriter 2 p.m. Camper’s log sawing contest 3 p.m. Tecumseh and his brother the Prophet 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 6 p.m. Event closes to the public Sunday 11 a.m. Gate opens Noon Kenny Ashcraft, singer/songwriter 1 p.m. White Oak singers 2 p.m. Tellico, musical group 3 p.m. White Oak Singers 4 p.m. Dave Dowler, hammered dulcimer 5 p.m. Event closes Throughout the day each day and at various times: » Blacksmithing demonstrations, rope making, tin punching, spinning and weaving, children’s games, flint knapping (making tools from flint, such as arrowheads), cooking demonstrations, writing with a quill pen, hawk and knife throwing demonstrations, weapons demonstrations, woodworking and sawing, storytelling.



Academic team prepares for regionals By Roxanna Swift

UNION TWP. — Amelia High School Academic Team members are preparing for the Southwestern regional competition Saturday, April 20. This is the third time the team has won the American Division and progressed to the regional competition since joining the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference three years ago, said coach Bill Sartain. They are one of 14 teams competing. Two teams will move on to the state competition. Competitions are set up as quiz challenges composed of three main

The Amelia High School Academic Team will compete at the Southwest regional competition at Lakota West High School Saturday, April 20. In front from left are: Juniors Matt Rowland and Shayne Jones and seniors Madeline Tzioumis and Brianne Bryer. Back row: Juniors Zach Schradin, Mitchell Dance, Sean Daniher, Derek Kahle, Sam Casavant and coach Bill Sartain. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

parts, Sartain said. “It’s a little bit like Jeopardy,” he said. The first part is played with teams of four buzzing in to answer questions. Teams get 10 sec-

onds to answer. They are afforded two guesses and are allowed to confer with teammates. In the second part, teams answer questions in writing. During the third part, the first

person to buzz in and answer a question correctly earns points for his or her team. Questions come from a range of categories, including American litera-

ture, math, world history and fine arts, among others, Sartain said. Senior Madeline Tzioumis said her favorite thing about the academic team is learning what her teammates know. Finding out where members’ strengths lie helps make the team stronger as a whole, she said. “Working as a team is kind of a big thing,” she said. With the regional competition days away, members are gearing up by practicing with questions from previous regional competitions, said junior Matt Rowland. In the past, the team used old trivia question sets from

other, smaller competitions. Members are hoping the regional questions will better prepare them. In addition, the team occasionally goes on outings, Sartain said. A few months ago, the team went to see the movie “Lincoln.” Another team from a past year visited the Cincinnati Art Museum. “I try to look for opportunities to kind of do something a little bit different,” Sartain said. While team members are excited about doing well, they expect to have fun no matter the outcome Rowland said. “No matter what we do or how we do, we’ll have a good time with it,” he said.

Clermont County Democrats to host annual dinner “Building to Last” is the theme for this year’s Annual Golden Donkey Dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Eastgate April 27. The Honorable Nina Turner, Democratic State Sena-

tor from Cleveland, will be the keynote speaker. Turner has served in the Ohio Senate since 2008 and as Minority Whip since 2012. She serves on the Judiciary, Transportation and Education

Committees and sees education as a critical element of economic prosperity. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. until dinner at 6:30 p.m. to meet and greet potential candi-

dates, both local and state, for the 2014 elections as well as those who are running for election or re-election this November. There will be a silent auction, which will in-

clude souvenirs from January’s inauguration, homemade cakes and pies to be auctioned off as well as door prizes. The cost of the dinner is $60, but if the reservation and payment is re-

ceived by April 20, the price is reduced to $50. Call 575-3795, email, or visit to make reservations or for more information.

bowski said. The trustees program is in its 19th year in the county and has expanded every year.

Watch seminar at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Queen City Room, on the lower level of the civic center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. In addition to explaining how to start a Neighborhood Watch, the presentation will include useful information on observing and reporting crime, tips to avoid becoming a victim of crime and valuable steps you can take to crime-proof your home and neighborhood. This class is free to Union Township residents, as well as citizens who work in the township. Register for the class by contacting Sgt. Tony Rees at the police department, 752-1230, or by leaving your name, phone number and address on Sgt. Rees’ voicemail, 7532335.

BRIEFLY CNE alumni award

The Clermont Northeastern Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the CNE Distinguished Alumnus Award. Recipients will be inducted into the Clermont Northeastern Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. This is a new award, to be awarded for the first time this year. It will be presented at the annual CNE Alumni Dinner Aug. 10. Nomination forms are available at the CNE High School or at For additional information, email

Eastgate road work

Eastgate North Frontage Road, between Eastgate Boulevard and Golf Galaxy, will be closed for about one week beginning Monday, April 22, for work to improve access. This is part of the Eastgate area improvements planned by Clermont County Transportation Improvement District this summer. This project is about 3,200 feet and will include lane realignments to allow traffic to move through the intersection more efficiently.

History meeting

The Clermont County Historical Society will meet Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 105, McDonough Hall, Clermont College, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Our featured speaker will be Greg Roberts of the New Richmond Historical Society. He will give a pictorial presentation of the visit of President Harding at the 100th Anniversary Celebration of President Grant’s Birthday. The meeting is free and open to the public.

American Legion

The Williamsburg American Legion is having party Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. to raise funds for the scholarships presented to students each year. Admission is $10 per person including beer. The evening also features raffles, split the pot and a

DJ will provide music.

Love for Mindy Bash

Friends and family will host a benefit for Mindy (Hughes) and Todd Obermeyer and their family. Mindy is fighting stage IV lung cancer. She is 41 with three girls. The “Love For Mindy Bash” will take place Saturday, April 27, at the Old Missile Base, 1133 Fruit Ridge Road, Moscow. Admission at the gate is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Kids under 3 are free. Admission includes spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A cornhole tournament will be from noon to 4 p.m. Entry fee for the tournament is $40 per team. Prizes will be given to the first- and second-place winners. Food and drink will be available to purchase during the tournament. The following will begin at 5 p.m.: Bingo, raffle, cake walk and the auction. To donate, go to any River Hills Bank location and make a deposit in the “Love for Mindy” account.

Rape arrest

Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, reports April 11, 2013, detective’s assigned to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Section arrested Jason M. White, male 32, of the 530 South Wright St., Blanchester, Ohio on 10 counts of rape against a male juvenile. The sheriff's detectives investigation revealed that White allegedly sexually assaulted a male juvenile numerous times between January 1998 and December 2000 in Anderson Township. At the time of the offense, White lived in the 3900 block of Piccadilly Square in Union Township, Clermont County. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Section was assisted in this investigation by the Blanchester Police Department. This investigation continues and additional charges are possible. Anyone with informa-

tion regarding this offense is asked to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Section at 851-6000.

Batavia trustees

The Batavia Township trustees will meet in special session at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the township community center, 1535 Clough Pike. The trustees will discuss possible tax increment financing districts for the township. Also, the regular trustee meeting set for May 6 will begin at 7 p.m. The trustees will meet with the Batavia village council members at 6 p.m. May 6 at the Batavia village hall, 389 Main St.

Veteran’s Memorial

Thursday, April 18, 100 volunteers will gather at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery on Main Street in Amelia to work on a labor of love. Harold Markel and Anitra Brockman, store manager and support supervisor from The Home Depot, approached Mayor Todd Hart and asked if there were any community projects the village might want help with. With the help of Home Depot and the volunteers, headstones will be cleaned and stabilized; the grounds will be regraded; the cemetery will get a new look; a warm and welcoming look for veterans, residents and those who drive through the village. This is all in preparation for a Veterans Memorial to be constructed on the cemetery grounds.

Eastern Star brunch

Owensville Chapter 370 Order of the Eastern Star members will host a brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Hamer Masonic Lodge, 270 E. Main St. in Owensville. The menu includes ham and egg casserole, sausage and egg casserole, biscuits and sausage gravy, potato casserole, fruit, rolls, donuts, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea and lemonade. Call Faye Mounce at 753-7209 or Barbara Bow-

man at tickets.



Victims rights week

The Clermont County commissioners issued a proclamation April 3 declaring the week of April 21 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in the county. “Now is the time to embrace new solutions to these challenges that involve renewing our commitment in Clermont County to help bring awareness to citizens who have been a victim of crime,” said the proclamation. “We urge all citizens of the county to take time to honor crime victims and those who serve them during this week.” Clermont County had 6,273 crime victims in 2012.

Temporary detour

The Clermont County commissioners voted April 3 to authorize a temporary traffic detour in Monroe Township from April 8 to July 8. The detour will allow for the replacement of the Berry Road Bridge. Signs will be posted.

Janitorial services

The Clermont County commissioners voted April 3 to renew the contract with Alpha & Omega Building Services of Kettering, Ohio, for janitorial services on various county facilities at a cost of $459,877.55 for one year. The contract was originally approved last year. County facilities manager Wade Grabowski said the actual price paid to Alpha & Omega will be about $138,000 less than the contract amount thanks to the county’s trustees program. This is where non-violent offenders in the county jail known as trustees - do general labor for the county. Inmates also get two days off their sentence for every day they work for the county. “If you’re getting eight to 10 able-bodied workers on a landscape crew for the price of one officer to oversee their work, that’s a pretty good deal,” Gra-

Spring Junk Days

As a reminder, Union Township will hold Spring Junk Days 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 22 to April 26, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, behind the police department, 4312 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Items can include furniture, clothing and appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners. Items that cannot be accepted are tires, batteries, used motor oil, paints, hazardous waste, yard waste, home oil tanks and insulation. Participants must show proof of residency. Call the Union Township Service Department at 753-2221 with any questions.

Monroe Grange

The Monroe Grange will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. The plans for the Grassy Run Rendezvous food booth April 26, April 27 and April 28 at Williamsburg Park will be made along with plans for the plant sale that will take place at the hall Saturday, May 4.

Spelling bee

The Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties will host the annual Adult Spelling Bee at 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Teams may have two or three members. Cost is $300 per team, which includes lunch, drinks and prizes. Creative costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the team with the “most spirit” and “best costume.” Also, donors are needed for door prizes and gifts for the silent auction. For more information, call Susan Vilardo at 8317323.

Watch seminar

The Union Township Police Department will host a Neighborhood

Y celebrates kids

The Clermont Family YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event to get kids moving and learning, and families living healthier. Healthy Kids Day is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, and is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of families and to help them get a jump on creating a healthier summer. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day takes place at the YMCA, 2075 James Sauls Sr. Drive in Batavia. For more information, call 724-9622 or visit

Nature center

Cincinnati Nature Center will host a fund-raising even at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. All money raised will go towards supporting CNC’s community outreach initiatives helping children connect with the natural world. Ticket prices begin at $125 per person and are available for purchase online at For more information or to make an auction donation, call Marissa Tucker at 831-1711, ext. 128.





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UC Clermont students to present scholar projects Students from across the University of Cincinnati will have the opportunity to present their research and scholarly projects to other students, faculty members and the general public. The second annual “Mediated Minds Student Conference” will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Walters Hall on the campus of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road. It is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by UC Blue Ash and Clermont colleges and is open to students from all of the colleges and campuses within the University of Cincinnati. Participants will present their research and scholarly discoveries.

There also will be individual and panel presentations, and a poster forum. The event provides a forum where students can highlight the work they have been doing, while also sharpening their presentation skills. “We are looking for quality class research and/or academic papers or assignments - any completed research or scholarly discovery,” said Bob Murdock, assistant professor of English at UC Blue Ash and one of the coordinators of the conference. Conference sessions will be grouped by topic and run for 55 minutes, with each presentation being 9 to 12 minutes. More information and proposal guidelines are available at


Batavia Middle School student Gabe Iker Feb. 28 presents the Legonator, an invention designed to help pick up Legos. PROVIDED

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» Batavia residents Morgan Rice, Alyssa Ruhstaller, Allen Helfen, Amanda Harbottle, Samantha Heinlein and Miranda Kelch and Withamsville/Union Township residents Hannah Aicholtz, Sarah Shoemaker, Bethany Zumwalde and Victoria Strick were recently named to the fall dean’s list at

Wright State University. » On the Wilmington College dean’s list for the fall semester are Batavia resident Megan McDonough, a senior social/political studies major; Chad A. Hirschauer of Union Township, a senior psychology major; and Shelby Gacek of Williamsburg, a junior business administration major.


By Roxanna Swift

BATAVIA — Middle school sixth-graders recently participated in the Invention Convention competition and many of them qualified for the citywide competition. Out of 155 students, 31 qualified for the city-wide competition at Fairfield Senior High School Saturday, April 27, said sixth-grade science teacher Jackie Chambers. Students in Chambers’ classes had to create an invention inspired by a problem. They are required to fill out a journal about their invention, make the invention or a prototype and set up a display board that includes information about the product’s use, materials and target audience. “Many of them were inspired by their chores,” Chambers said. Inventions included products to help clean up Legos, clean up after pets and charge electronic devices while sitting at a desk, she said. Individuals from within and outside the district judged the inventions Feb. 28, Chambers said. Students did not receive rankings for the projects at the school competition, but they will at the city level. A scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the competition, said Cherylyn Rushton, Invention Convention executive director. Invention Convention is a program that started in Sandusky in 1993 to support schools by encouraging critical thinking and showcasing positive news, Rushton said. It is a semester-long program run

Clough Pike Elementary Kids Care Club recently started an awareness campaign with two purposes. They collected coins for juvenile diabetes research and they worked to raise awareness about living donors. The winning drawings of a coloring contest were compiled into a poster encouraging people to be organ donors. The winners are from left in front: Preschooler Ethan Curl and first-grader AreEonna Bishop. Back row: Second-grader Jada Marcum, fourth-grader Abby Casavant and third-grader Isabella Cerbantec. Not pictured are: Kindergartner Seth Lunn and fifth-grader Haley Kyer. THANKS TO MISSY BASTIN

SCHOOL NOTES Williamsburg accepting open enrollment

Batavia Middle School sixth-graders created posters with information about their Invention Convention creations, materials, uses and target audiences. PROVIDED

by members of the non-profit organization Just Think Inc. “We’re trying to level the economic playing ground for would-be inventors,” Rushton said. All program materials, including workbooks, journals and lesson plans are free, as are program assemblies, she said. This is the third year the program has been available in

Cincinnati, Rushton said. Batavia Middle School students have participated since the program was made available in the region, Chambers said. The Invention Convention is free and open to the public, Rushton said. The event is 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “It’s a good day, full of innovation, creative problem-solving and excitement,” she said.

The Williamsburg Local School District will offer open enrollment to students who reside in any Ohio school district for the 2013-2014 year. Open enrollment applications may be obtained at the Central Office, 549-A W. Main St. in Williamsburg. Call 7243077. The applications must be returned to the superintendent’s office by Friday, May 17. A public meeting to discuss the policies and procedures for open enrollment will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Williamsburg Middle/ High School library, 500 S. Fifth St., Williamsburg.

Live Oaks students win medals at skills competition

Live Oaks students will have the chance to compete against other top students in Ohio after winning medals in the regional SkillsUSA competition. The winning students are: » Abbey Flory, Amelia, gold medal in Advertising Design. » Donald Sellers, Amelia, silver medal in Health Knowledge Bowl. » Travis Wheeler of Glen Este, gold medal in Job Skill Demonstration Open. » Emily Teague, Glen Este, bronze medal in Promotional Bulletin Board.




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McNicholas volleyball taking care of business By Nick Dudukovich

Batavia senior Tyler Luginbuhl hurls in an off-speed pitch against a Clermont Northeastern batter as the Bulldogs beat the Rockets 11-2 as part of the Reds Futures Showcase event at Midland Field April 13 in Amelia. Luginbuhl is 1-0 on the season in two starts. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Bulldogs baseball finding its stride By Tom Skeen

Batavia senior Ryan Gormley rips a two-RBI double to centerfield during the Bulldogs' 11-2 win over Clermont Northeastern as part of the Reds Futures Showcase event April 13 at Midland Field in Amelia. Gormley drove in five runs in the game, giving him 11 on the season. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

BATAVIA — One of the most underrated streaks in all of high school sports is that of the 14 straight division titles won by the Batavia Bulldogs’ baseball teams. The streak could be in jeopardy as the Bulldogs suffered a tough 4-2 loss to Blanchester April 5; a game in which they led 2-1 late in the contest. What coach Geoff Carter is hoping is an 11-2 victory April 13 over the Clermont Northeastern Rockets as part of the Reds Futures Showcase will jump-start his team. “I absolutely do think that and we needed this one,” Carter said of the victory over the Rockets. “We had a big league loss against Blanchester and

then a tough loss against Amelia. This was a very good win against a league opponent. It was a much-needed win.” Senior Tyler Luginbuhl has been dealing on the mound through his first two starts. Luginbuhl left with a lead against Blanchester and allowed just three hits and two runs to the Rockets. “The two games he’s pitched he threw well,” the coach said. “… He’s been pretty consistent not giving up a lot of hits and not giving up a lot of runs. His off-speed stuff is working this year and I think that is the difference.” As the reigning back-toback Southern Buckeye Conference National Division Player of the Year, Ryan GormSee BASEBALL, Page A7

MOUNT WASHINGTON — Before graduation, the five seniors on the McNicholas High School volleyball team will try and help the squad build off last year’s 18-8 mark. With strong veteran leadership holding court, expectations are high for the Rockets. The season is still young, but the Rockets, led by head coach Julie Mulvey, are hoping to take care of league business before looking too far ahead. During the 2012 campaign, the Rockets dropped three matches to Roger Bacon—a team that went on to play in the state final. The Rockets began to avenge those defeats by defeating Roger Bacon, 3-2, at home April 11. “Where we came up short last year, those are the ones we want to make up for this year,” she said. At libero, the Rockets are strong with the return of senior Kevin Fagan, who is receiving interest to play college ball, according to Mulvey. On offense, the squad is benefiting from the play of senior Stefan Games, as well as his sophomore brother, Connor Games. The two have done a good job of handling setting duties, according to Mulvey.

“Both are talented guys,” she said. The Games brothers are usually setting for left-side hitter, Christian Ray, a player expected to do big things this spring. Through April 11, Ray had 72 kills and a kill efficiency of 35 percent. “…He’s going to be a force to be reckoned with,” Mulvey said. said. Senior Robbie Kump is also back for his third year as a varsity middle blocker, while fellow senior Evan McPhillips brings versatility to the floor. “(Evan) does whatever we need,” Mulvey said. “He has no fear and does a great job for us.” Coming off the Roger Bacon win, the Rockets had nine more matches in the month of April. With the scheduling heating up, Mulvey and her team are looking to stay in the hunt. “We’re just hoping for the best and hopefully we can keep our heads on our shoulder and do a great job.”

St. Xavier

A 2-1 start isn’t a bad thing considering St. Xavier and coach Bill Ferris graduated every starter from the 2012 team. His team may not be where he wants them just yet, but he is still working to find the chemisSee VOLLEY, Page A7

McNicholas outside hitter Christian Ray scores a kill shot through Roger Bacon defenders during the Rockets’ 3-2 win at home April 11. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer and Tom Skeen


» Amelia beat Norwood 15-4 on April 8 as junior Trevor Simon got the win and struck out 10. Senior Michael Seebohm had a double and a homer and drove in three runs. » Glen Este took a doubleheader from Western Brown on April 6. The Trojans won the opener 13-0 in five innings as senior Austin Istvan got the win and also hit a grand slam. In the second, sophomore A.J. Sweatland was the winning pitcher in a10-3 victory. Senior Tyler Sloan was 2-4 and drove in two runs. The Trojans topped Turpin 14-2 on April10. Sophomore Peyton Burdick had the win and was 4-4 with a homer and four runs batted in. Seniors Istvan and Austin Rieck also homered. » New Richmond took down Mariemont 17-8, April 6 behind Cole Bird, who went 3-5 with a grand slam and four RBI. The Lions squeaked by Bethel-Tate 5-4, April 8 behind a 3-4

ton CJ 5-4. Katie St. Charles had three RBI, while Jones improved to 5-2 in the circle. McNick beat Alter 14-3, April 10. Maddie Sorensen was 2-4 with a double and three RBI.

day from Tanner Wolfe. Western Brown took down New Richmond 11-1, April 10. » Williamsburg got 12 strikeouts from senior Max Madsen in a 10-4 victory over FelicityFranklin April 8. » Batavia got a double and two RBI from senior Ryan Gormley in a 14-2 victory over Williamsburg April 10.

Boys track


» Amelia routed Norwood 31-0 in five innings on April 8. Freshman Kendall Kaiser got the win and senior Jennae Chappell was 3-5 with a double and drove in six runs. » Glen Este beat Conner (KY) in a pair April 6. The Lady Trojans won the first 2-1 behind junior Bailey Miller’s 10 strikeouts. In the second, sophomore Brooke Parker struck out nine in an 11-3 win. Miller was 4-5 with a triple and three runs batted in. On April 8, Miller got the win and homered as Glen Este beat Turpin 3-2. The Lady Trojans defeated Turpin again on April 10, 3-1. Parker had the win and was 2-4. » New Richmond lost to Indi-

Glen Este starting pitcher Brooke Parker (22) throws a pitch against Turpin in the second inning April 10. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

an Hill 8-7 and 6-1, April 6. The Lady Lions lost11-1to Bethel-Tate April 8. » Williamsburg lost 11-1 to Lebanon April 8. The team defeated BethelTate 11-8, April 9. » On April 6, McNicholas beat Reading 3-1. Abby Jones improved to 4-2 with the win. On April 8, McNick beat Day-

» Williamsburg took home a 13th-place finish at the Coaches Classic April 6. Corey Stith took home the 110-meter hurdles title. » New Richmond won the New Richmond Relays April 10, while Williamsburg placed third. » Batavia was fifth at the Madeira Invitational April 10. Mike Posey won the shot put with a distance of 47-06.50.

Girls track

» Williamsburg placed sixth at the Coaches Classic April 6. Gabby Press won vault, while Elizabeth Meisberger won the shot put. » Amelia’s Madison Terry won the 3,200 meters at the Madeira Invitational in 13:02.66. » Batavia placed 12th at the Madeira Invitational April 10. » New Richmond won the New Richmond Relays, while

Williamsburg was fourth.

Boys tennis

» Batavia took down Clermont Northeastern 5-0, April 8. Junior Austin Conner won his No. 2 doubles match 6-0, 6-0. » New Richmond defeated Bethel-Tate 5-0, April 8. The Lions’ singles players lost just eight games combined. The squad shutout Western Brown 5-0, April 9. Matt Rydzewski was victorious at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3. David Ohntrup won a tough 7-6, 7-6 match over Madeira’s Travis Freytag as the Lions took down the Mustangs 4-1, April 10. » Glen Este beat Western Brown 3-2 on April 10. Winning in singles for the Trojans were juniors Collin Couch and Ryan Stroup.

Boys volleyball

» McNicholas beat Purcell Marian, 3-0, April 9. The squad followed up with a 3-0 win against Holy Cross April 10. The Rockets followed up by beating Roger Bacon, 3-2, April 11. See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A7



Amelia eighth-grader rolls to perfection Nic Huber’s older brother is Glen Este High School’s top boys bowler. He also bowls with Glen Este’s top girls bowler, Leslie Campbell. Recently at a tournament at Eastern Lanes in Middletown, the younger Huber beat them both. Just 13 years old, Nic Huber rolled a 300 and an 800 series March 10 in a

Pepsi tournament. Huber’s previous high was 280. The Amelia Middle Huber School eighth-grader’s next decision is whether to pursue bowling, basketball or

both in high school. When asked what his older brother thought about the feat, the young Huber replied, “He’s jealous!” Junior Blake Huber led Glen Este with a 221 average this season with a high of 290. Nic Huber bowls out of Cherry Grove Lanes in Glen Este coach Kathy Demarko’s Saturday program.


time last season – has stepped into a leadership role in 2013. Being that the libero position sees more court time than anyone else, Ferris loves having his most experienced player in that position. “He was really itching to get his chance to be a leader this year and he has done that,” the coach said. Sophomore middle hitter Eric Spoelker has provided some play-making in the middle . “He is one of our taller kids, more athletic front row players,” Ferris said. “He does a good job of just making plays whether it’s

blocking or hitting. He seems to be our most consistent playmaker.” With a tough schedule ahead combined with an inexperienced squad at varsity, Ferris believes success starts from within before success will be seen on the court. “In general, because we had so many seniors and such good seniors last year, no one is a leader on the court,” he said. “They don’t yet realize any ‘keep your chin up attitude’ has to come from them now. … I think we need to get that figured out before we can really take off.”

through Tuesday, May 22. When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a

story to be published in a late June edition. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite candidate. Email mlaughman@ with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

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try needed to excel at the varsity level. “A big part of it is trying to figure out which combination of guys works best together,” Ferris said about his 2013 team. “… We’ve got good talent in the younger levels so when they come up to my level they’ve got talent to work with, but it’s just a matter of maximizing it.” Senior libero Michael Spohr – who saw playing

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SOY voting: May 1

» The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May 1,

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ley got off to a slow start in 2013. The senior broke out against Clermont Northeastern with five RBI, two doubles and was a perfect 3-for-3. “That football season was a long one and he got beat up,” Carter said of Gormley’s slow start. “… He took some time off

vision title. “… We were having some problems kind of coming out flat,” he said. “I look over (against Clermont Northeastern) and everybody was on the first step (in the dugout). We had to be told to back off and that is what we want. Everybody is together; everybody is into the game. It was different (against CNE), and I hope that carries over and I think it will.”

(after the football season) and then his timing was off. He came off to a slow start, there is nothing we can do, but right now he is seeing the baseball.” With a home rematch against Blanchester looming less than two weeks away, Carter is seeing some changes from his kids that he hopes will lead to positive results and hopefully a 15th consecutive di-


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Government is ruled by the people, not God

In an op ed in March 15, Senator Rob Portman stated his support for gay marriage. This upset a lot of people, including Mr. Randy Kline (Viewpoints, April 3). He chastised Senator Portman Oded Zmora COMMUNITY PRESS and reminded him that acGUEST COLUMNIST cording to Christian scripture, public official’s authority “is established and ordained by God.” The view that leaders are ordained by God has been present since ancient times. The Roman emperors became gods after their death. Kings were said to be God’s chosen and consecrated by the

church. In 1776 a group of people cut that line of thought and abolished their union with God’s chosen King George the Third. They believed that if government does not protect the people’s rights, they have a right to alter it or abolish it. When the Founding Fathers sat down to write the constitution they didn’t mention that the power of the leaders would come from God. Indeed, they made sure in the first amendment that “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” In 1620, the Pilgrims came to the shore of this continent seeking religious freedom. Since then, millions of people found refuge in America, a large number of them coming because of religious persecu-

tion. They knew that in the United States they will be able to live free. There are several countries around the world in which the public official’s authority is ordained by God. Those countries are not democratic. Their leadership is comprised of a selected few, whose judgment cannot be overruled. There, a letter like Mr. Kline’s, would have caused the police to come knocking on his doors. The United States is a Republic. As the name suggests, the power comes from the people. Senator’s Portman actions will be evaluated by the citizens of Ohio. If they disagree with his actions, he will be voted out of office. Mr. Kline can argue with Mr. Portman whether gays should have a right to register

as married. He can also ask the senator to explain how the same religious belief led him to initially oppose gay marriage and then to support it. He has that right because he

lives in a country which has a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Oded Zmora lives in Pierce Township.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Moscow Alumni dinner

Spring sunshine means its time for the annual Moscow High School Alumni banquet. The focus is on old times, old friends and old days at the old school. Once again this beloved school building has survived the ravages of time and weather. March 2, 2012, a tornado damaged the roof and windows. We alumni are grateful to Mayor Suter and council for completing repairs so this tradition could continue. Saturday, May 18, those hallowed halls will again echo with laughter as classmates tour this restored building. Memories of those carefree, long ago school days will be revived. A dinner buffet will be served with reservations required. The Alumni Committee will have several displays featuring former graduates, teachers, staff and administrators. As alumni president, Jim Hackney said, “we should be in Ripley’s Believe it or Not – a thriving alumni that continues to meet even though their school closed in l959.” We’d like to invite everyone who attended Moscow School. The meeting is always closed with our rousing fight song “On the Moscow” – a reminder of those days when a small country school was victorious against big basketball teams in the county. For information, contact Moscow Village Hall, 553-6870.

pared him for the rigors of his freshman year at Miami University, Oxford. He made the Dean’s List his freshman year. Miami accepted 21 AP credit hours, which saved us over an entire semester’s tuition. I urge you to vote “yes” in order to keep our students competitive and prepared.

Gayle Bibisi Miami Township

Why support a levy?

Girl Scout Troop 41444 used $300 of their cookie sales money to buy items needed by the Clermont County Animal Shelter. The members are students of the West Clermont and Batavia schools districts. From left in front are: Melanie Peck, Kallie Rowe, Paris Riley and Morgan Wynn. Back row: Katlyn Perkins, Abigail Hinninger, Jenna Kingsley, Gabby Shaffer, Ava Zigmunt, Devin Shaffer, Emmie Elliott, Angelina Welch, leader Jessica Perkins. THANKS TO VICKI KINGSLEY

Dear cookie buyers, Thank you for buying Girl Scout Cookies and supporting our goals. You are a great community. With your help, we passed our sales goal of 2,600 boxes and we donated 81 boxes of cookies to our soldiers overseas. We have used $300 of our troop’s cookie Libbie Bennett Monroe Township

Wonderful education

I plan to vote “yes” on May 7 to keep Milford schools on the

proceeds to purchase items for the Clermont County Humane Society. Thank you so much for your kindness and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Vicki Kingsley Jessica Perkins Girl Scout Troop 41444 West Clermont and Batavia school districts

path of excellence. The wonderful education that my son received in the Milford school system, especially the Advanced Placement classes offered at the high school, pre-

In May of 2013, my youngest child will graduate from Milford. I am grateful for the wonderful education and experiences that the district has provided us. If the levy does not pass, my family will not directly feel the impact of a smaller teaching and administrative staff, larger class sizes, elimination of stimulating electives that prepared my kids for college. We won’t notice outdated equipment or a shortage of supplies. The kids walking to school alongside dark roads will not be mine. I will not be writing checks for extracurricular activities. It would be a shame, though, for future classes to not have the same healthy, safe, productive environment that my children had. The impact that we would directly feel with a failed levy, is the risk to our property value. A home in an undesirable school district is not very marketable. The cost of this levy, per every $100,000 assessed value of my home, is $137 per year. A small price to protect our investments – our property, our children, our communi-


Please join me and vote “yes” on May 7.

Jennifer Brewer Miami Township

Do over!

Lives cut short. America’s future halted. American government stalled. Do you think these 20 children care if we can own an assault weapon or two or three? These children still occupied a child’s world of fantasy. They’d dream about what they’d be when they grew up. That dream would probably change every year, if they were given the chance. What they actually become is who you and I are. Most of us are peaceful, caring citizens; some of us are activists, trying to participate and effect change in our government. Some of these children would have become our teachers, nurses and doctors. Some could have become politicians like we see in our government or maybe even better. Sadly, one child grew up struggling in his life, had easy access to a weapon and killed 20 children and six adults. I don’t know if any of these children would be pro-gun or anti-gun control. I do think it safe to say, all of these children would disagree about the foul played out on their lives. And unlike our Congress, they would cry out for a “Do Over!” with a change in the rules.

Constance Lighthall New Richmond

CH@TROOM Last week’s question A federal judge ruled April 5 that age restrictions on over-thecounter sales of the morning-after pill must end within 30 days. Should there be age restrictions on the morning-after pill? Why or why not?”

“There is no age restriction on having sex, so why should there be an age restriction on the morning-after pill. “Until these kids, both male and female, understand about sex, responsibility, and commitment, whether they use the pill or not, we all must pay the consequences of raising their kids and supporting them through some agency.”

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“There is no age restriction on when a woman can become pregnant. Although there are religious and social beliefs that parents have the right to be in-


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volved in a minor's decisions on matters like this most healthy families don't need a law to require a young woman to consult her parents. “The only situations where this comes into play is in unhealthy families, such as where parents are abusive, involved in the minor's pregnancy or have failed to indoctrinate their child in their radical religious beliefs. Or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or coercive sex in a situation where the pregnant woman will have no support or fears for her safety. The federal judge made the correct decision. “People who are opposed to birth control can exercise their beliefs through education and

social reform to make it easier for women to bear children when parental or spousal support is absent. “The simple fact is that the United States does a lousy job of providing for unwanted children. Until we fix that, people have no right to try to impose their beliefs about reproduction and birth control on others. “We practice freedom of religion in this nation, which is or should be understood to be freedom of belief, since all religion is belief. That is a two-way street. “Freedom to embrace your ideals and freedom from other people's ideals. We haven't done a very good job of recognizing that restricting access to birth control is imposing the views of

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one group on another, and it's time we put this issue in its proper perspective.” N.F.

“I have yet to see an analysis of the judge who made this ruling. All too often the media focuses on the rulings and ignores the person(s) giving them. “One has to wonder why some judge, somewhere in America believes he has the power to order every last pharmacy in this great and vast land to obey his command. Even the president and Congress have no such power. “If a pharmacy disobeys the judge will he dispatch Storm Troopers to the scene?”

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STEM eighth-grade student Christen Abrams won first place for her project about the Salem witch trials. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER.



STEM student Jackson Coates won the STEM award for his project about minimalist running. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER.

Clermont County STEM hosts



The eighth annual Research Exposition was March 14 at Hill Intermediate School in Bethel. Students from the Clermont County Gifted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Program in grades six through eight participated. Students were assigned the task of researching a topic of interest. Topics were extremely diverse, ranging from “Declining Sea Turtle Populations” and “The Science and Engineering Behind Minimalist Running” to “Pope Benedict XVI” and “Professional Photography.” Two months were spent researching their topics. Students had to read extensively on their topics, come up with an oral presentation, a tri-fold display and written statement for the judges, and produce a bibliography documenting sources used during research. Awards were presented on the evening of March 14, after the public had the opportunity to view the research projects.

2013 Research Expo Awards : Overall Winners: Bethel-Tate - Ella Hobart (Galaxies) Williamsburg - Emily Benton (AllAmerican Quarter Horse Congress)

Grade 8:

1st Place - Christen Abrams - Williamsburg (Salem Witch Trials) 2nd Place - Kaitlyn Hollins - Williamsburg (Olympics) 3rd Place - Grace Hauserman - Bethel-Tate (Cleopatra)

Grade 7:

STEM student Emily Benton was the overall winner from Williamsburg with her project about the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

1st Place - Jackson Coates - BethelTate (Minimalist Running) 2nd Place - Allison Parks - BethelTate (Ocean Pollution) 3rd Place - Brendan Madigan - Williamsburg (Ice Age)

Grade 6:

1st Place - Brooklyn Stephens - Bethel-Tate (Pope Benedict XVI) 2nd Place - Ian Lowe - Bethel-Tate (Stonehenge) 3rd Place - Fiona Leahr - Bethel-Tate (Volcanoes) Teacher's Choice Award: Wyatt O'Neil - Bethel-Tate (Bigfoot) Teacher's Choice Award: Kati Jurgens - Williamsburg (Aviation) Peoples' Choice Award: Kati Jurgens - Williamsburg (Aviation) Outstanding Effort: Ethan Guseman - Bethel-Tate (Triple A Baseball) Visually Appealing Award: Andrew Ball - Bethel-Tate (Loch Ness Monster) STEM Award: Jackson Coates - Bethel-Tate (Minimalist Running) Research Award: Gracie Smith Bethel-Tate (Progessional Singing)

Clermont County STEM program students are given awards at the end of the eighth annual Research Expo March 15. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

Caleb Brink prepared a research project about car mechanics for the STEM Research Expo March 15. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

STEM student Drew McKibben prepared a project about gun control. THANKS TO FAY WAGNER

STEM student Christen Abrams won the Teacher’s Choice award for his project about Bigfoot.

STEM student Kaitlyn Hollins won second place for her research about the Olympics. THANKS TO FAY




THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Benefits Quarter Raffle for Autism, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Doors open 6:30 p.m. $2. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

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

Home & Garden Do-It-Herself Workshop: Gardening for Small Spaces: Flower Tower and Herb and Vegetable Gardening, 6:30-8 p.m., The Home Depot-Beechmont, 520 Ohio Pike, Learn how to build and maintain a flower tower. Learn to select appropriate flowers, herbs and vegetables to best meet your needs. Free. 688-1654, ext. 077; Beechmont.

Nature Spring Wildflower Walks, 6:30 p.m., Sycamore Park, 4082 Ohio 132, Explore wildflower loop and search for trilliums, poppies and many other woodland wildflowers. Meet at bridge. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive, Broadway musical version of hit ‘80s movie. $10. Presented by Clermont Northeastern High School Drama Department. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Benefits Anderson Athletic Booster Bash, 7-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Appetizers, cash bar, buffet dinner, music, silent and live auctions and reverse raffle. $40. Presented by Anderson High School. 231-3067; Union Township.

Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church - Bethel, 3398 Ohio 125, Father Lewis Center Fellowship Hall. Plate of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Benefits Boy Scout Troop 396. $5. Presented by Bethel Boy Scout Troop 396. 457-4512. Bethel.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Nature Frogs and Toads, 8 p.m., Shor Park, 4659 Tealtown Road,

Clermont Northeastern High School presents “Footloose” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at UC Clermont Campus, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 625-1211, ext. 439, or visit THANKS TO DEE THOMPSON. Explore small breeding pools known to attract American toads, and witness one of spring’s annual courtship rituals watching males serenade females. Bring flashlight. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013; Union Township. Life Cycles Jamboree, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Registration required online by April 18. Learn about plant and animal life cycles. Class includes hiking, crafts, animals encounters and more. Come dressed to be inside and outside. Ages 3-5. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Anderson Township.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 7-9 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 S. Second St., Playful musical tribute to favorite love songs. $10. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through April 21. 443-4572; Loveland.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Art Events Artist Collection: An Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wildflowers Cottage, 6377 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Six local artists showcasing jewelry, paintings/ drawings, pottery, mosaics and fiber. Light refreshments. Free. Presented by Wildflower Cottage. 732-0866. Loveland.

Civic Community Shred Day, 10 a.m.-noon, Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1668 Ohio 28, Save space, protect yourself from identity theft and help environment by shredding documents. Free Holtman’s donuts, juice and coffee. Free. 683-2430. Goshen.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

Music - Bluegrass Live Bluegrass Music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Facet, 505 Chamber Drive, Free popcorn, soft drinks. Enter drawing to win acoustic guitar giveaway. Free. 753-3121, ext. 62; Milford.

Music - Cabaret Legends of Vegas, 8-11 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Jim Jones as Elvis, Patti Warner as Marilyn Monroe and Matt Snow as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Free. 248-4444; Milford.

Nature Nature Explorers, 9:30 a.m.noon, Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Outdoor adventurers participate in variety of nature activities, crafts and games. Ages 4-7. $17, $12 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township. Bird Language Weekend, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Concludes April 21. See and hear natural world around you through birds. Learn basics of bird language and practice mapping through eyes and ears of birds. Ages 18 and up. $50, $25 members. Registration required by March 13. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Comedy Comedy on the Ohio River,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Lineup of experienced comedians. Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

On Stage - Student Theater Footloose the Musical, 2:30-5 p.m., UC Clermont Campus, $10. 625-1211, ext. 439; Batavia.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 7:30 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. Through Dec. 28. 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Recreation Kids Only Fishing Tournament, 9 a.m.-noon, Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131, Lakeside Pavillion. Children need adult supervision. Bait available for nominal fee. Only fish baskets or buckets can be used. One pole per child. Free. Presented by Miami Township Recreation Department. 248-3727; Milford.

Runs / Walks Rat Race, 5:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., 5K Fitness Walk and 5K run/10K run. Registration from 4-5:25 p.m. 10K runners begin 5:30 p.m. 5K runners start 5:32 pm. 5K for walkers and strollers 5:34 pm. Flat, fast course begins near Paxton’s Grill and Loveland bike trail ending near park. Postevent party with refreshments, beer, food, music, entertainment and a Health Expo. Benefits CancerFree KIDS, CityLink Center and Girls on the Run. $35-$30. Registration required. Presented by City of Loveland. 235-8153; Loveland. Family Flower Walk, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in Lobby. Easy-going one-hour stroll looking for flowers of spring. Perfect for beginners and families. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

Shopping Bake Me Home Boutique, 4-9 p.m., Coldstream Country Club, 400 Asbury Road, Shopping for local specialty items, cooking demos by Amy Tobin and Renee Schulermusic by Ben Walz and food samples. Benefits Bake Me Home. Free, donations requested. Presented by Bake Me Home. 624-2783; Anderson Township. Spring Shopping Fling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., New Richmond Elementary School, 1141 BethelNew Richmond Road, Vendors from Wildtree, Silpada, 31, Scentsy, Longaberger, Dawn Soap Spa, Perfectly Posh, Oragami Owl, Arbonne, Miche, Sweetly Wild Bakes, Park Lane Jewelry and more. Raffle prizes. Free admission. 876-0886. New Richmond.

Volunteer Events Volunteer Work Day with Roads, Rivers and Trails, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Work with land stewards and staff of Roads, Rivers and Trails outdoor outfitters. Meet at Rowe Woods

Center Kiosk before heading out to remove invasive species. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 Dining Events Celebration 2013: Hope Continues, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, By-the-bite and sippingsoup event. Includes silent and live auction. Featuring 20-plus restaurants including Tano, Ferrari’s, Bella Luna, Keystone Bar & Grill, Lobsta Bakes of Maine and more. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Inter Parish Ministry. $45. Table of 10: $430. Reservations required. Presented by Inter Parish Ministry. 561-3932; Loveland.

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

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Biodiversity Presentation and Walk, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Jason Brownknight, CNC’s director of conservation and stewardship, teaches how biodiversity impacts local environment and what’s being done at CNC to promote and protect it. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Love is in the Air, 2 p.m., Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $10. 443-4572; Loveland.

Recreation Kite Day, 1-3 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Celebrate kite month at the park and stop in the nature center for activities and crafts that teach about nature in flight. Bring your own kite or buy one from Nature’s Niche. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Volunteer Events Family Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Help remove invasive species and prepare the PlayScape for summer. Free. 831-1711; Union Township.

MONDAY, APRIL 22 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads high-

intensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 1272 Ohio 28, Premium pricing on all material. Free food and chance to win can crusher, cash or a 32-inch flat-screen TV with every transaction. 575-0661; Loveland.

Music - Classical Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, Leon Fleisher, pianist, performs Brahms. Bella Hristova performs with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson and Ida Kavafian. $30, $10 students. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Holiday - Earth Day Earth Day Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., M&R Recycling, 575-0661; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

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

Education Learn How to Plan for End-ofLife Decisions, 7 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, To help members of community prepare to care for themselves or for loved one before end-of-life crisis situation occurs. Free. 231-4301; Anderson Township.

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

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

Music - Blues Bike Night with Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 6-10 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; Monroe Township.

Runs / Walks Full Moon Walk: Pink Moon, 8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Rowe

Woods Kiosk. Hit trails at night with full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union Township.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford.

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

Home & Garden Day Heights Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Day Heights Plant Sale Site, 1149 Deblin Drive, All plants grown by Garden Club members and selected to grow in this area. Presented by Day Heights Garden Club. 310-5692. Day Heights.

Music - Religious Soul’d Out, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St., Auditorium. Gospel music. Free, donations requested. 658-5384; Newtown.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Benefits Back to Nature: Discover Nature, 6 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Krippendorf Lodge. Includes dinner, cocktails, silent auctions, called auction and a kayak raffle. Bob Herzog, WKRC-TV Channel 12 on-air news personality, will be the auctioneer. Attire: Dressy casual. Benefits Cincinnati Nature Center’s program to help children connect with natural world. $300 couple, $125 per person; $25 discount for firsttime attendees. Reservations required. 831-1711, ext. 128; Union Township.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Health / Wellness Emergency Preparedness, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 700 Clough Pike, Booths provide information about 911 calling, disaster preparation, canning, gardening, food storage, water storage, CPR, AED/defibrillator and first aid training. Free. 384-9921. Union Township.

Historic Sites Ulysses S. Grant Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. 52, Music by Freedom Center Choir, Cincinnati Dulcimers, local men’s choral group the Troubadours and soloist John Hale. Generals Grant and Lee make appearance on horseback. General Custer also joins. Crafters, demonstrators, historic lectures, tours and more. Coincides with activities at Grant Memorial Church behind Birthplace. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149; Point Pleasant.



Yeast roll recipe is great for beginners Mother Nature is letting me know that spring is really here. Looking out my kitchen window into the woods, I see trees budding out and the forsythia is in bloom. That tells me the ground and air are warmer, Rita about 50 Heikenfeld degrees or RITA’S KITCHEN so. My husband Frank got the garden plowed and also plowed gardens for our neighbors, so everyone is eager to start planting. We got most of our root veggies planted, including potatoes, radishes and onions. The salad greens are already popping up, as are the peas. I worked in my herb garden for days hoeing out the chickweed, which is in fact a winter annual. I gave as much to the chickens as they would eat, and I also put some in our salads. Chickweed contains calcium, zinc, iron, vitamins A and C and some B vitamins. Plus it’s an appetite suppressant! Our ancestors happily picked chickweed and dandelion leaves to replace vitamins and minerals lost during a meager winter diet devoid of fresh

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Regular yeast: For the most part, this needs to be proofed in warm water (105-115 degrees) for several minutes until it starts to foam. Fast/rapid rise/quick yeast: A more aggressive strain that can be mixed in with dry ingredients. It also tolerates higher heat. Step by step photos for rolls: Check out my blog.

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greens. As long as you have a positive identification and the plants are “clean," enjoy them while they are young and tender.

Simple yeast rolls

I was trying to make rolls similar to the Hawaiian sweet yeast rolls that you buy. I didn’t quite make it texture wise, but the taste is similar. If you’re new to baking or intimidated by it, try these. I think you’ll be pleased with results. I’m using fast/rapid rise yeast here, not regular yeast.

21⁄4cups flour ⁄4cup sugar 1 package (1⁄4oz.) fast/rapid rise/quick-rise yeast 1 ⁄2teaspoon salt 3 ⁄4cup warm water (120-130 degrees) 3 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for brushing on rolls 1

Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and 3 tablespoons butter and beat on medium speed until smooth, a few minutes. Blend in rest of flour to form soft dough. Knead a few minutes. This makes dough smooth and develops

gluten for texture. (Bless the dough by making a cross with your hand. It’s a way to thank the Lord for your abundant blessings). Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Roll to a 1 ⁄2-inch thick or so, cut with biscuit cutter or glass. You’ll get nine circles of dough if you use a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place 2 inches apart on sprayed cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 40-50 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 and bake until light golden, about 11-15 minutes.

Grant greenhouse to open April 20 The Grant Career Center Horticulture students are busy preparing for the spring bedding plant season by transplanting, fertilizing and moving plants into their final growing containers. The students, under the direction of instructors Gary Broadwell and Nancy Weis, are growing a wide selection of vegetables, annual and perennial flowers, and hanging baskets for gardening. Many new varieties have been added this year and customers are encouraged to shop early for the best selection.

Grant Career Center Horticulture students Miranda Noble, left, and Rose Steel check over the pansy crop in preparation of the Greenhouse Opening Day Wednesday, April 17. THANKS TO PAM MCKINNEY

Mark your calendar for the spring opening Wednesday, April 17. The

greenhouse will be open each school day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and until 6

p.m. each Thursday (except for Thursday evening, May 16). The Greenhouse also will be open during the Community Appreciation Dinner Saturday, April 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year, the greenhouse will also be open two Saturdays for shopping. Stop by and shop on Saturdays, May 4 and May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and pick up great plants for yard and garden. The greenhouse will close for the season Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m.

You are the best readers and once again, came to the rescue. If you recall, Kim Martin wanted to make Kroger’s Jarlsberg cheese spread at home. Gail C., a Burlington reader, told me she had asked one of Kroger’s deli employees a couple years ago about the spread and was told it contained just shredded Jarlsberg, mayo and red onion. Andre, another reader, forwarded his version and I’m sharing that today. He said he and others in his family

agree “it is just as good as store bought." Andre grates the cheese with the Cuisinart grating blade. He chops the onion fine (about a 1/4 inch) by hand since Andre feels like hand dicing will result in less liquid onion. Smart tip! Blend together 10 oz. or so Jarlsberg cheese 1 ⁄2large red onion, 1⁄4-inch dice Mayonnaise to taste


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Jarlsberg is mild, buttery, nutty and slightly sweet.

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Eddie Merlot’s “Eddie’s potatoes.” Linda would like a clone for this recipe from this Montgomery, Ohio, restaurant. “Creamy and delicious,” she said.

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



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out as this person since she’s an independent leader who goes above and beyond with not only the patients, but also with her colleagues,” said Angela Gilkerson, manager of Mt. Orab Medical Center. “On behalf of everyone of Mt. Orab Medical Center, we congratulate Joan on being our first annual Employee of the Year and thank her for her hard work and dedication to our patients and the Mt. Orab community.” Adding to her honors, employees recently nominated Foster as March’s C.A.R.E. Champion. C.A.R.E. Champion is a regional employee recognition program in which Mercy Health spotlights outstanding employees who exemplify the Mercy Health Promise and Standards (Compassion, Advocate, Respect, Excellence -

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C.A.R.E.). Foster has been a paramedic firefighter in Williamsburg for more than 20 years. She began her career with Mercy Health at Mercy Health Clermont Hospital about the same time. In 2009, she transferred to Mt. Orab to work in the freestanding emergency department. Foster is a member of the Mt. Orab Employee Council, which is responsible for creating and implementing many programs that impact both employees and patients. One of the yearly activities the council participates in is the annual Mt. Orab Village Christmas Parade. Foster and her family volunteered countless hours designing and constructing the 2012 parade float. The Employee Council also participates in the Brown County Peace Officers Association annual toy drive that serves 500 to 600 local needy children. Foster has always been a large contributor and solicitor for gifts. This year, she increased her efforts by baking homemade cheesecakes that the Employee Council sold to great fanfare. The cheesecakes raised several hundred dollars to add to Mt. Orab Medical Center’s annual donation.

Girl Scout Sunday was celebrated at St. Bernadette March 10. Scouts read the petitions and presented the offertory gifts. With Fr. Bill Stockleman are Kaylee Scott, Savanah DiPasquale, Mackenzie Minning, Jessica Alvey, Ashlee Gates and Becca Smit. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER




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Luke Gilday, a senior at New Richmond High School, is presented the Eastern Hills Exchange Club January Student of the Month Award by Judy Baker, club president. Gilday was selected because of his outstanding scholarship and athletic, drama and musical extracurricular activities. The Eastern Hills Exchange Club is part of a nationwide group of men and women whose primary function is promoting education to prevent child abuse, along with encouraging local scholarship, patriotism and community activities. They meet for breakfast on Fridays at 8 a.m. at the Anderson Senior Center. Visitors are welcome. THANKS TO BARB LENT


Joan Foster, EMT-P, of Williamsburg was named by as the Mt. Orab Medical Center Employee of the Year. This is the first time the medical center has named an employee of year, a designation it is using to recognize the person who made the greatest impact at the center during the previous year. “Joan clearly stands


BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; J. D. Young - Youth Director Janet Bowdle - Children’s Director


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Deer ate some strawberry plants, more planted Howdy folks, Last Tuesday, Ruth Ann and I went down to see Mort and Barb at their new home. It was sure a fine place. After we visited awhile, all of us went to Kenwood to eat. This was the first time we had been there. It seems the roads go every which way with all the intersections! This was very nice, traffic was heavy, vehicles going different ways, all the time. When we got back to our place it was sure nice! Mort and Barb have been friends since we went to the 20-20 program. They have so much to offer to us. Last Thursday, we had a young lady here that wanted to help plant the garden so she could start her a garden. We set out two kinds of cabbage, one red, one flat dutch, 3 beds of broccoli, 24 strawberry plants. The wind blew the fence down we had around our other strawberry bed and the deer ate the plants. I know

deer need something to eat, but not our strawberry plants. But I don’t think they care if we George don’t have Rooks any to eat, OLE FISHERMAN and they probably would not like whipped cream on theirs anyway. When the Holy Week Services were going on, the Nazarene church choir sang part of their cantata on Wednesday evening. We went with a group from our Bethel United Methodist Church to Lower Price Hill to pass out food, so we didn’t get to hear them. I called the Nazarene Church and asked if they had a CD. The secretary said they would get one for us. We picked it up and our truck has a CD player, so we have been listening to it and they sure have a beautiful choir, as does the Method-

ist Church. Ruth Ann and I thank the secretary and the church for giving us the CD. The churches in Bethel are so loving. Last Saturday, Ruth Ann and I went to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouse to help them get ready for the open house. We volunteer at their open house, which is April 20 and April 21. Now on April 20, The Bethel Lions Club will have their pancake breakfast that morning starting at 7:30 til 10:30 Then after the breakfast, go to Grant’s Open House. Now if that is not enough, that evening at the U.S. Grant Vocational School will be their Community Appreciation Dinner, from 5 til 7 for $5 each for an all-you-caneat buffet. The Grant Vocational School is a wonderful school. Both our daughters, one son-inlaw, and one granddaughter graduated from there. After the big buffet, you can go to their greenhouse and purchase

plants, too. The horticulture class sure does a super job of getting flower and vegetable plants ready for all the folks to get. Mr. Broadwell does a wonderful job as do the Forcee brothers with culinary classes. The teachers at U.S. Grant Vocational School are so dedicated to help their students get an education and prepare for a job when they graduate. All school teachers are so dedicated to education. We went to the Bethel United Methodist Church last Sunday evening for the children’s program. There was a covered dish dinner first. The children’s director, Janet, sure does a great job with the children. If you get hungry on April 20, you can also go to the Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia for their free meal starting at 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. These folks do a great job and would welcome you with a big hello and a smile.



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1567 Appletree Drive, Dale Malott to Evelyn & Greg Lindsey, 0.2970 acre, $130,000. 1221 Beechwood Place, Freedom Homes Inc. to Potterhill Homes LLC, 0.3070 acre, $20,000. 1221 Beechwood Place, Potterhill Homes LLC to Stacey Glassco & Tiffany Glassco, 0.3070 acre, $171,507. Forest Glen Subdisivion, Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.3399 acre, $39,520. 4246 Glensteam Drive, Virgil & Kathleen Knapke to Robert & Priscilla Murphy, 0.3138 acre, $347,000. Lexington Run Twin Spires, Fischer Development Co. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.3300 acre, $77,878.

2223 Lobrook Lane, Gregory Vanwinkle to Anna Gabbard & Jared Butts, 0.4660 acre, $152,500. 1202 Nottingham Road, Heather Barklage to Tracy Molen, 0.4590 acre, $116,500. 2329 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Stacey & Randy Hicks to Benjamin Slowey, 0.2610 acre, $139,999. Steeplechase Drive, Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2888 acre, $45,977. 2075 Stonewall Ridge, John & Megan McCafferty to Craig Burrus & Elizabeth Ramos, 6.3560 acre, $85,000. 4728 Turfway Trail, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Bill & Tarra Mullinnix, 0.2240 acre, $223,414. 2064 Whispering Wind Lane, Maria Smith to Judy Wisbey, 0.2500 acre, $85,000. 4528 Winners Circle, Fischer Attached Homes ll LLC to Randy Smith, $229,040. 4540 Winners Circle, Fischer Attached Homes ll LLC to Robert & Sharon Eubanks, $183,600.

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Last Monday evening, Ruth Ann and I went to Felicity to watch our grandson Curtis play baseball for the Felicity High School. We went when he played softball at a younger age, too. I called Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop this morning and he said “I will call you back. I’ve got them lined up out the door.” That is Great! Fishing is good, so get ready. Remember to mark your calendar for the plant sale at the Monroe Grange Hall at 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, from 9 til 3 Saturday, May 4. Start your week by going to the house of






DEATHS Patricia Branch Patricia Ann Branch, 75, Batavia, died April 5. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter Margaret (Eddie) Hicks; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Branch Jr., parents Charles, Margaret Kawoski. Services were April 9 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Helen Deatley Helen J. Deatley, 82, Batavia, died April 5. Survived by children Larry (Ruth Ann), Robert (Lynn) Deatley, Connie (Ivan) Bishop, Judy (Karel) Bare, Penny (Jeffrey) Roberds; grandchildren Lora, Georgia, Krystal, Jessica, Jennifer, Ryan, John, Kimberly, Jeffery, Ashley; great-grandchildren Samuel, Emily, Joshua, Megan,

Logan, Brooklyn, Elisa, Ashlee, Tyler, Cody, Reba, Amber, Matthew, Andrew, Adriana, Kadin, Katelin, Brianna; sisters Elaine Snapp, Evelyn Martin. Preceded in death by husband George Deatley, daughter Evelyn Deatley, brothers Jessie, Kenneth Wagoner. Services were April 9 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Geraldine Hall Geraldine Ilhardt Hall, 83, Mount Carmel, died March 30. Survived by children Debbie (Dennis) Clepper, Cheryl (the late Gordon) Hickey, Rodney, Randy (Vickie), Danny (Sheila) Hall, Beverly (Don) Bradshaw, Tammy (Dale) Earles; siblings Stan Ilhardt, Juanita Zumwalde, Judith Hunt; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband James Hall, daughter Terry Sue Hall.

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Red Hanke Walter “Red” Hanke, 86, Withamsville, died April 9. Survived by wife Norma Hanke; children Jill Hanke (Terry) Dubbs, Jane Hanke (Jim) Ganyon, Bob (Marie) Hanke; grand-

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children Sarah, Christian, Jennifer, Matthew; great-granddaughter Misha; sisters Margarette Spurgeon, Ada Collette. Preceded in death by grandchildren Becky, John, siblings Raymond, Richard, Mary, Virginia, Julia. Services were April 14 at Saltair Church of Christ. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Saltair Church of Christ.

Robert Lung Robert J. Lung, 58, Batavia, died April 9. He worked for J.R. Jergesen for more than 25 years. Survived by wife Katherine Lung; daughter Brandi; mother Mary Helen Lung; four grandchildren; 10 siblings; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by son Jeffery Lung Gormley, father John Lung, four siblings. Services were April 12 at St. Ann Church, Williamsburg. Arrangements by Moore Family Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Lung Association.

Earl Porter Earl Porter, 58, Amelia, died March 30. Survived by children Joshua (Shannon) Porter, Rebekka (Gene) Voegele; grandchildren Jessika, Tristan Voegele. Preceded in death by parents Walter

Porter, Sybil Marshall. Service were April 6 at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Dorothy Rosemire Dorothy I. Rosemire, 88, died April 4. Survived by son Jerry (Sheila) Rosemire; grandchildren Andrew, Charles, Steven Rosemire, Christie Paul; brother William (Irma) Arnold; nieces and nephews John (Shirley) Long, Carolyn Causey, Deborah Arnold, Carol Hoskins, Stanley Rosemire; four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Richard Rosemire, child Terry Rosemire. Services were April 6 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati East, 7691 Five Mile Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Patricia Seibert Patricia Haley Seibert, 78, died April 8. She was a member of the Batavia and Georgetown Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survived by husband Paul Seibert; children John (Sue) Rogers, Mike (Katrina) Jenkins, Sally (David) McKee, Jackie (Tracy) Stone; grandchildren Joe, Abigail, Peggy, John, Patty, Jon, Christina; former husband Alvin Jenkins Jr.; 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by brother Sonny Haley. Services were April 12 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Stacey Thiel Stacey Marie Thiel, 36, Union Township, died April 8.

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POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Robert Eagy, 51, 84 W. Main St., aggravated robbery, assault, March 16. Brandy Conley, 31, 242 Senator Place, complicity, March 16. Curtis E. Barr, 32, 2191 Ohio 125 No. 144, drug paraphernalia, March 22.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Male hit in head and cellphone, etc. taken from him at 84B W. Main St., March 16. Theft Money taken at Marcella Doughnut Shop and Bakery; $377 at 29 E. Main St., March 26.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, March 23. Justin S. Palmer, 27, 4825 Basil Lane, warrant, March 25. Numbi Nkulu, 51, 1826 Chapel Woods, driving under influence, March 26. Antoine Thomas, 33, 10677 Ohio 28, open container, March 28. Joshua D. Sizemore, 24, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, warrant, March 29. Matthew W. Turner, 30, 2788 Bantam Road, warrant, March 29.

Incidents/investigations Theft Ring taken; $1,500 at 205 Clark St., March 25.

NEW RICHMOND Incidents/investigations Burglary Attempt made to enter residence at 332 Willow St., March 23. Violation of protection order Female reported offense at Old Ohio 52, March 13.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Kerri L. Murphy, 36, 1381 Ohio 125 No. 11E, recited, March 22. Travis R. Woodall, 30, 358 St. Andrews No. C, warrant, March

23. Kenneth C. Schoen, 29, 58 Gibson, drug possession, obstructing official business, March 30. Ashley M. Wolfer, 23, 3729 Chestnut, under influence, drug possession, paraphernalia, child endangering, March 31. Bobby D. Robinson, 44, 102 N. Main, warrant, March 29. Terry Proffitt, 23, 300 University Lane, warrant, March 30. David Burns, 47, 1751 Ohio 125 No. 199, warrant, March 30.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Male was threatened at 1751 Ohio 125 No. 183, March 30. Assault Male was assaulted at 364 St. Andrews No. D, March 27. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property at 1105 Ohio Pike, March 26. Drug possession, paraphernalia Items found in vehicle during traffic stop at area of Cole Road and Merwin Ten Mile, March 31. Importuning Offense involved female juvenile at 1100 block of Twiggs, March 29. Passing bad checks Bad checks passed at Checksmart; $3,423.90 at Ohio Pike, March 26. Theft Cellphone taken from purse at 1723 Ohio Pike, March 27. Cellphone taken at 320 St. Andrews No. C, March 29. Credit card taken and used; $700 at 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 124, March 29. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $337 at Ohio Pike, March 31.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Brian D. Gamble, 32, 6513 Goshen Road, abusing harmful intoxicants, March 28. Christian Bothe, 25, 4524 Weiner Lane, warrant, March 28. Gary W. Smith, 22, 3 Lori Lane, driving under suspension, March 28. Gregory R. Vanchure, 38, 120 Southern Trace, driving under

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. influence, March 28. Julie A. Eldridge, 58, 3787 Stillmeadow, domestic violence, March 28. Louis F. Page Jr., 40, 3787 Stillmeadow, assault, March 28. Christa J. Eldridge, 27, 4261 Ferguson, warrant, March 29. Donald J. Weaver, 47, 3885 Bennett, warrant, March 29. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, March 29. Gordon Ellis Jr., 33, 25 Queens Creek, warrant, March 29. Michael Ward, 28, 511 Piccadilly, warrant, March 29. William T. Miller, 42, 3962 Randolph, warrant, March 29. Destiny L. Robinson, 20, 800 E. Center St., warrant, March 29. Samuel J. Hughes, 29, 3987 Brandychase Way, disorderly conduct, March 30. Chelsei J. Watkins, 20, 205 W. Center, warrant, March 30. Amber N. Hill, 24, 4702 Beechwood, warrant, March 30. Megan Rivera, 26, 10684 Bettyray, warrant, March 30. Ashley Newkirk, 25, 10685 Bettyray, warrant, March 30. Allison E. Diem, 22, 968 Meadowland, warrant, March 30. Shane M. Hogel, 28, 4261 Ferguson, marijuana possession, warrant, March 30. Michael W. Radcliffe, 32, 1158 Beech Ridge, driving under influence, March 30. Stephanie R. Pontsler, 19, 710 Main St., warrant, March 30.

Kendra N. Creech, 18, 11047 Ohio 62, domestic violence, March 31. Stanley S. Creech, 19, 11047 Ohio 62, underage consumption, March 31. Shaun W. Foster, 30, 4593 Hunters Ridge, drug paraphernalia, March 31. Toshia M. Banks, 25, 4593 Summerside, domestic violence, March 31. Jessica N. Bray, 29, 486 Piccadilly, warrant, April 1. Anna A. Yershova, 29, 3397 Erie Ave., speed, April 2. Tiffany Trout, 26, 4471 Timber Glen, warrant, April 2. Angela Jessee, 44, 156 Southernn Trace, theft, obstructing official business, April 2. Juvenile, 15, theft, April 2. Juvenile, 16, theft, April 2. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, April 2. Ashley D.. Kuntz, 25, 4524 Weiner Lane, drug paraphernalia, April 2. Gary L. Kinman, 30, 2993 Lindale Mount Holly, warrant, April 2. Paul A. Dean, 20, 810 Clough Pike, disorderly conduct, April 3. Shannon J. Burk, 33, 3770 Starling Road, warrant, April 3. Michael D. Ferguson, 32, 1322 Baldwin Road, theft, April 3. Seam France, 22, 537 Aspen Glen, marijuana possession, April 3. Alexander D. Padilla, 35, 1111 Shayler, menacing, criminal damage, drug instruments,

April 3. Brandon M. Neubacher, 23, 810 Clough Pike, disorderly conduct, April 3. Cory P. Slater, 24, 1144 Shangrila Lane, warrant, April 4. Trent M. Galleo, 26, 558 Robert Taft Road, disorderly conduct, April 4. Donald R. Isaacs, 42, 1189 Old Ohio 74, domestic violence, April 4.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at Rohling Oaks Apartments at 3819 Rohling Oaks, March 29. Reported at Burger King at Ohio Pike, March 31. Assault Reported at Jungle Jim's at Eastgate Blvd., March 29. Reported at Brandychase Apartments at 3969 Brandychase Road, April 3. Burglary At 4473 Spruce Creek, April 3. Criminal damage At 469 Odin Drive, April 2. Domestic violence Reported at Highland House Apartments at Ferguson Drive, March 28. At Comet Drive, March 29. At area of Mount Carmel Tobasco and Glenrose Lane, March 29. Reported at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., March 31. Reported at Hunter Ridge Apartments at Summerside Road, March 31. At Eastwood Drive, April 3. Theft At 677 Barg Salt Run, March 28. At 5165 Beechwood, March 28. Reported at Glen Este High at Gleneste Withamsville Road, March 28. Reported at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, March 28. Reported at Aaron's Sales and Lease at 450 Ohio Pike, March 28. Reported at Jungle Jim's at Eastgate Blvd., March 28. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Old Ohio 74, March 29. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., March 29. At 4155 Fox Run, March 29. At 4497 Eastwood Drive, March

29. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio Pike, March 30. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., March 30. Reported at Magnolia Point Apartments at Old Ohio 74, March 31. Reported at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., April 2. Reported at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, April 2. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., April 2. At 4446 Eastwood, April 2. Reported at Sears at Eastgate Blvd., April 2. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio Pike, April 3. Reported at Jungle Jim's at Eastgate Blvd., April 3. Reported at Best Buy at Eastgate Blvd., April 3. Reported at Dillard's at Eastgate Blvd., April 3. Trespassing Reported at Goodwill at 4051 Commercial Blvd., March 29.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Austin L. Roush, 19, 4787 Hawley Road, marijuana possession, paraphernalia, March 26. Gerald L. Maynard, 57, 418 Gay St., domestic violence, March 26.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Gay Street, March 26. Marijuana possession Found in vehicle during traffic stop at West Main Street, March 26. Theft Deer feeder taken from wooded area at 777 Main St., March 22. Male stated ID used with no authorization at 785 Spring St., March 22.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jason Ray Kaylor, 34, 1557 U.S. 52, Moscow, receiving stolen property at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, April 3.

See POLICE, Page B8




The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 15 Cedarwood, Amelia Village, $125,217. Beverly Rahe, Amelia, HVAC, 1396 Whitaker, Batavia Township. Mootz Construction, Georgetown, demolition, 4589 Ohio 132, Batavia Township; demolition, 4315 Amelia Olive Branch; demolition, 962 Ohio 125, Union

Township. Mike McPeck Remodeling, Bellbrook, OH., addition, 1752 Quarry Creek, Monroe Township, $55,000. Michael Rettinger, Bethel, alter, 2390 Bethel New Richmond Road, Monroe Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, KY., new, 124 Regatta Drive, New Richmond Village, $99,850; new, 4584

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. Ridgewood, Union Township, $115,440. Michael Evers, Batavia, alter, 4439 Dogwood, Union Township; pole barn, $8,773.

SS Electric, Amelia, alter, 546 Marjorie Lane, Union Township. H & K Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 4810 Stoneybrook, Union Township.


Shelton Contracting Co., Batavia, alter-Good Times RV Rentals, Old Ohio 32, Batavia Township, $3,500. Jim Gillispie, Amelia, new, 3195 Back Run, Monroe Township, $94,000. Auxier Gas, Batavia, alter-St. Louis Schools, 250 N. Broadway, Owensville Village, $2,300.

KBA Inc., Cincinnati, addition, 4600 E. Tech Drive, Union Township, $50,000. Casco, St. Louis, MO., alter-Kohl’s, 4607 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, $258,000. Plant World, New Richmond, alter, 4595 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. Klusky Sign Associates, Cincinnati, sign-Jungle Jim’s, Eastgate Blvd., Union Township.

Bethel, April 4. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, March 20. At 1 Bulldog Place, Batavia, March 26. At 2401 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 31. Misuse of credit card possess or receive w/purpose to violate law At 1976 Bainum Road, New Richmond, March 25. Misuse of credit card At 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, March 30. At 2848 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, March 19. At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 10. At 4304 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, March 11. Misuse of credit card At 205 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, April 2. At 47 North Bay Court, Batavia, April 4. Obstructing justice - false information At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, March 30. Obstructing justice harboring At 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, April 3. Obstructing official business At 1916 Pearl St. New Richmond, March 30. At 2324 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, March 16. Offenses involving underage persons - permit underage person to engage accommodations when knowing alcohol will be consumed At Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Offenses involving underage persons - sell to/purchase for At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. At Pineview Drive, Apt. 3, Amelia, March 31. At Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 31. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, March 29. At Fomorin Co, Williamsburg, March 29. At Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. At Felicity Meadows, Bethel, April 6. Offenses involving underage persons At Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. Open liquor container operator or passenger of motor vehicle At Felicity Meadows, Bethel, April 6. Passing bad checks At 1575 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, April 4. At 208 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, March 29. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 2212 Elklick Road, Batavia, March 29. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, March 27. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 19. Possession of drugs - heroin At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Jan. 19. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 19. At 806 Market St., Felicity, March 5. Possession of drugs marijuana At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, April 6. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 2. At 3418 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 3. At Felicity Meadows, Bethel, April 6. At Main and Third, Batavia, April 2. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia,

March 26. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, March 28. At 370 Apple Road, Amelia, March 20. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 19. At 2000 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 14. At 270 E. Main St., Batavia, March 12. At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. Possession of drugs At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. At 1420 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 2. At 2630 Ohio 222, New Richmond, March 27. At Bethel New Richmond Road and Jett Hill Road, New Richmond, March 27. At 1335 Ohio 32, Batavia, March 15. At Ohio 125 at Laub, Amelia, Sept. 1. At Ohio 32 at Herold Road, Batavia, March 8. At 1361 Satinwood Drive, Amelia, March 6. At College Drive at Old 74, Batavia, March 7. Rape - victim < 13 nonforcible At Buxton Meadows, Batavia, April 4. At Rolling Hills Drive, New Richmond, March 20. At Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, March 20. Rape At Hwy. 50, Batavia, April 4. At Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. At Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 16. At Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 16. Receiving stolen property At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Dec. 4. Reckless on private property At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, March 20. Resisting arrest At 4262 Trotters Way, Batavia, April 2. At 100 University Lane, Batavia, March 30. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 28. Runaway At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, Feb. 17. At 1802 Cathedral Hill Drive, Batavia, April 5. At 543 Felicity Higginsport Road, Felicity, April 3. Selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs - possess At Fossyl Drive/Angel Drive, Bethel, Feb. 23. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, March 17. Speeding At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, April 6. Tampering w/evidence At 4302 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, Jan. 19. Theft At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 29. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 30. At 1976 Bainum Road, New Richmond, March 25. At 78 Lucy Creek, Amelia, Feb. 19. At 1230 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 27. At 1252 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 25. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, March 29. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 29. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 30. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, March 25. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, March 28. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, March 29. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, March 29. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, March 30. At 2488 Cherry Lane, Batavia, March 29. At 2565 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 29. At 400 University Lane, Batavia, March 27.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Amanda Dawn Carr, 35, 235 Mulberry St., Lot 38, Felicity, burglary at 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, April 3. Harold R. Smith, 30, 1479 Ohio 133, Bethel, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs - possess at Fossyl Drive /Angel Drive, Bethel, April 7. Cassandra Odessa Fields, 25, 2179 Ohio 125 No. 17, Amelia, theft at 5069 Ohio 276, Batavia, April 6. Lisa Renee Pack, 41, 2061 Ohio Pike, Lot 183, Amelia, possession of drugs - heroin at 806 Market St., Felicity, April 7. Juvenile, 15, assault - knowingly harm victim, Batavia, April 2. Dezerae Elizabeth Moore, 32, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 67, Bethel, violate protection order or consent agreement at 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, April 1. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct physically offensive condition/ risk of harm, Batavia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, resisting arrest, Batavia, April 2. Wendel Paige Courtney, 18, 1851 Lousiview Lane, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating

liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs marijuana, Amelia, April 2. La Danika Carter, 18, 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, offenses involving underage persons permit underage person to engage accommodations when knowing alcohol will be consumed, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor possession of drugs marijuana at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Austin Kyle Wilson, 18, 118 Southern Trace, Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Tiffany Evans, 18, 1332 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 2. Rodney Eugene Calhoun, 25, 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Ashley Demaio, 20, 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Austin Kyle Wilson, 18, 12 Pine

LEGAL NOTICE Taulbee’s Mini Storage, Inc., located at 1019 St. Rt. 133, Bethel, Ohio 45106 will be having an auction on 4/27/13 at 3:00PM at the above mentioned address for the sale of contents for the following units: Unit 112 Debra Kiskaden 905 Neville Penn Road Felicity, Ohio 45120; Unit 127 Rodney Gabbard 3408 SR 756 Felicity, Ohio 45120; Unit 130 Ed Kussman 2048 Big Indian Road Moscow, OH 45153; Unit 209 & 240 David Nickol 3346 C Patterson Road, Bethel, Ohio 45106; Unit 211 Diane Meyer 591 St. Rt 222, Felicity, Ohio 45120; Unit 213 Alisha Clarkson Ohio Rd. Georgetown, 5716 Buckeye 45121; Unit 216 Tina Morehouse 3237 St. Rt 1001756850 133, Bethel, Ohio 45106.

LEGAL NOTICE Joann Wolf 1348 Peeble Ct. #109 Cincinnati, OH 45255


Rosa Johnston 211 Cardinal Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45244


Tiffinnee Williams 119 Cardinal Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45245


Kenneth & Brenda Cain B34, D33, F23 815 Deerfield Cincinnati, OH 45245 Shari Rust 442 Hilltop Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45244


Jason Wehn 4656 Northridge Dr. Batavia, OH 45103


Elisabeth Cortright Loretta Foster 4700 Beechwood # 308 S Cincinnati, OH 45245


Ronald Stevenson 3454 Virginia Dr. Amelia, OH 45102


Patrick Fultz P.O. Box 88 Marathon, OH 45118


Frank Ortega 2090 Oak Aly Batavia, OH 45103

E14 & E51

You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245 and 4400 State Route 222 Batavia, OH 45103 will be sold for payment due. 91

View Drive, Amelia, disorderly conduct at 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Dennis E. Moore, 65, 2730 Ohio 222 Lot 67, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs marijuana at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 2. Tanner Preston Malloy, 19, 114 Forest Meadow Drive, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana, violate protection order or consent agreement at Main and Third, Batavia, April 2. Samantha Nichole Riley, 23, 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, obstructing justice - harboring at 2226 Ohio 232, New Richmond, April 3. Juvenile, 13, assault - knowingly harm victim, Batavia, April 3. Sally Lucille Patrick, 22, 25 North Look Court, Batavia, inciting to violence - results in violence at 25 North Look Court, Batavia, April 3. Brittany Elaine Aldridge, 18, 270 Flat Creek Road, Dry Ridge, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 1111 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 4. Jeffrey Dale McCleese, 47, 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, domestic violence, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, April 4. Robert Michael Hanley, 28, 2124 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, domestic violence at 2124 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 5. John William Sweet, 55, 3014 Fair Oak, Amelia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 3014 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, April 5. Erik Beckelhymer, 19, 1638 Beckelhymer Road, Moscow, drug paraphernalia, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, open liquor


container - operator or passenger of motor vehicle, possession of drugs - marijuana at Felicity Meadows, Bethel, April 6. Jacob Alexander Callahan, 18, 3651 Lewis Road, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana, speeding at 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, April 6.

Incidents/investigations Abduction At 458 Shannon Court, Batavia, April 1. Assault - knowingly harm victim At 25 North Look Court, Batavia, April 3. At 2535 Hwy. 50, Batavia, April 6. At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, March 22. Assault At 1214 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 6. At 5500 Fomorin Co, Williamsburg, April 1. Breaking and entering At 382 Seneca Drive, Batavia, April 5. At 4109 Andora Blvd., Amelia, April 4. At 1800 Carnes Road, New Richmond, April 3. At 2340 Laycock Cutoff Road, New Richmond, April 1. Burglary At 235 Mulberry St., Felicity, Dec. 4. At 3129 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 3. At 4203 Rapture Drive, Batavia, April 4. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 1. At 458 Shannon Court, Batavia, April 1. Criminal damaging/endangering At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 3. At 1334 Covedale Lane, Amelia, April 4. At 1340 Maple Tree Lane, Moscow, April 3. Criminal trespass At 2794 South Bantam Road, Bethel, April 4. Disorderly conduct physically offensive condition/risk of harm At 4262 Trotters Way, Batavia, April 2. Disorderly conduct At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 2. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At Ohio 133, Bethel, April 4. At Fair Oak Road, Amelia, April 5. Domestic violence At Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 5. At Wigeon Place, Batavia, April 2. At Benton Road, Batavia, April 4. Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs At 5053 Benton Road, Batavia, April 4. At Fossyl Drive/Angel Drive, Bethel, Feb. 23. Drug paraphernalia At 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, April 6. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 2. At Felicity Meadows, Bethel, April 6. At Main and Third, Batavia, April 2. Forgery At 3469 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, April 1. At 1575 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, April 4. Identity fraud At 3469 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, April 1. Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school - within one thousand feet of school building or boundaries At 1362 Ginn, New Richmond, April 1. Inciting to violence - results in violence At 25 North Look Court, Batavia, April 3. Menacing At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 5. At 2794 South Bantam Road,

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