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Batavia Twp. opposes possible annexation Batavia village wants a JEDD
BATAVIA TWP. — The trustees approved a resolution opposing a potential annexation of land from the township to the village of Batavia during a special meeting April 19. The trustees learned about the annexation petition when they were approached for a possible JEDD by village officials, said Rex Parson, township administrator. A joint economic development district agreement would require a majority of property owners to agree to it. Parsons said the trustees didn’t contact property owners because they’re “against further taxation to the workers we have in our community.” Parsons said since the petition hasn’t been filed, as of April 19, he hasn’t seen a map yet but it’s his understanding the property will touch the right of way on Ohio 32 and vil-
lage officials are looking to annex the State 32 corridor and any publicly owned public property adjoining it. This would include the county engineers office, the county building department, the Juvenile Court and Detention Facility, Department of Human Services, the Clermont County Education offices, the county health department and the Batavia High School, said Parsons. “We think it’s important, as the board of trustees, that we come out unified publicly and adamantly that we oppose this kind of land grab,” said Trustee James Sauls Jr. Sauls said the trustees opposed the annexation because it would impose village income taxes on county and school district employees, and because the village isn’t providing any enhanced services to the affected offices since the county already provides services. “In the long-term it’s going to be a detriment to people thinking of developing along 32,” said Trustee Bill DowdSee ANNEX, Page A2
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Senior Sarah Dennemann, left, pretends to play a piano while senior Lydia Webb used her head for a drum during a rehearsal for “Godspell” at New Richmond High School. For more about the production this weekend, see Schools, A7. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Amelia puts Church Street work on hold for lack of funds Village did not receive grant
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AMELIA — Village officials failed to obtain a Ohio Public Works Grant that would have paid for 90 percent of the cost of upgrading Church Street. “We were not awarded the grant,” Mayor Todd Hart said April 10. “Somebody else got the grant.” The project was to have been a cooperative effort by the village,
Batavia Township and Clermont County. The street runs adjacent to Amelia Elementary school between Main Street and Hart Chapel Road. Part of the road is in Batavia Township. Village officials said the street has been in bad shape and in need of repair for several years. The village was to have paid for about 80 percent of the work, with the township and county each pitching in about 10 percent. The overall cost of the project
was expected to be about $974,000. The Amelia village council members last July approved the $900,000 grant application and authorized taking out a loan to pay for the village’s match, which would have been about $70,000. Batavia Township trustees passed a motion at the April 3 board meeting to rescind the $4,000 set aside for the joint project since the village didn’t receive the grant for its share. Hart said there are no plans to reapply for the grant this year. The mayor said the village’s attention is now focused on widening West Main Street.
The village plans to widen a section of West Main Street between Lori Lane and Woodlands Drive to add a turn lane. To pay for that project, the village will use money from a TIF (tax increment financing) fund created for the new Kroger store being built at Lori Lane and West Main Street, Hart said. The Kroger store will be partly in the village and partly in Pierce Township. Hart said the overall cost of the West Main project will be about $850,000. He said there are no plans to seek grants for the West Main widening.
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ney. The board also passed a resolution to retain the law firm Newhouse, Prophater, Lechter & Moots as legal counsel. The firm will go over the petition’s validity for the trustees once it’s filed with the county commissioners office, said Sauls. Jill Grubb, superintendent of Batavia Local School District, was concerned with village taxes being imposed on school employees who
have gone without raises for three years. “Right now I don’t see any benefit back to the district from the annexation,” she said. Last year, the village annexed land from the township twice. The annexations included private property as well as UC Clermont College, the Southern Ohio Development Center, the municipal court, the Clermont County Jail and the sheriff’s office. Sauls invited the public to give the trustees feedback. To contact the Batavia Township trustees, call 732-3888.
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BATAVIA — An Amelia man convicted of hitting and killing Batavia Township Trustee-elect James H. “Jim” Bushman was sentenced April 23 to five years in prison. Jack James Richards Jr., 22, of the Clermont County Jail, was sentenced in Clermont County Common Pleas Court by visiting Judge Timothy Hogan.
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by Richards struck him while he was taking out his trash in front of his home on Ohio 132 near Judd Road. Investigators said Richards struck a van while trying to pass it, lost control of his truck and ran off the left side of the roads, striking Bushman. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the accident, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said at the time. Richards, two passengers in his truck and the van
Richards pleaded no contest and was found guilty in March of aggravated vehicular homicide in Bushman the Nov. 21, 2011, death of Bushman. He also was convicted of three counts of vehicular assault. Bushman was killed when a pickup truck driven
BATAVIA TWP. — Batavia Local School District is facing a $258,000 deficit in 2012-2013. This was the main topic at the special board meeting April 16 to discuss the financial issues. The district will receive less money from property taxes and the state stimulus money is stopping next year, said Treasurer Michael Ashmore. Batavia will lose $735,000 next year. “For
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fiscal year, 2013 we’re looking at a $258,000 deficit,” he said. Ashmore said the district would have utility cost savings from the House Bill 264 project, as well as monies saved from reductions in purchased services and supplies, but it won’t be enough. “Really, the deficit is more than that, but we’ve projected the reduction of those purchased services and supplies to bring it down to $258,000,” he said. Board members discussed how to reduce the deficit, including a possible levy on the November ballot. Questions raised concerned how much money to ask for, and whether or not a levy should be for operational expenses, facilities or both. Board members touched upon the split schedule. Ashmore said the details are not set.
driver were injured in the crash and taken to hospitals. Bushman was pronounced dead at the scene. Bushman, 72, first was elected a Batavia Township trustee in 1991 and re-elected in 1995 and 1999 before leaving office in 2003. He ran for the position again in November 2011 and won. He was to have taken office Jan. 1. Bushman was married to Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley.
Seventeen-year-old Zack Bishop, left, plays a little one-on-one with his brother Jake Bishop, 13, at the Batavia Township Community Center April 19. Both live in the township. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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Grassy Run offers lots of activities Past,” Tecumseh Fly. 4 p.m. - White Oak Native American Drum, commons area. 5 p.m. - “Maggie” Indentured Servant, main marquee. 5:15 p.m. - Richard Crawford, “Weird but true Ohio History,” Tecumseh Fly. Catch the various acts and storytellers throughout the day at different
cuss Clermont County Native American history in the main marquee. Noon - Dave Dowler Dulcimer, main marquee. 1 p.m. - “Maggie” Indentured Servant, main marquee. 2 p.m. - White Oak Native American Drumc 3 p.m. - Ken Ashcraft, musician, main marquee. 3:15 p.m. - Richard Crawford, “Ohio’s Spooky
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Events are planned across the county Thursday, May 3, to mark National Day of Prayer. Batavia Pastors, elected officials, active military personnel, veterans and “hometown heroes” will meet at noon on the steps of the Clermont County court house in Batavia. In addition to prayers, the event will feature the singing of patriotic songs and hymns, said Libby Bennett, a member of the National Day of Prayer county task force. “Let us never forget to pray for America 365 days a year,” Bennett said. Prior to the noon event, there will be Bible readings on the court house steps beginning at 10:30 a.m.
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ers, His Trio, a singing group from Eastgate Community Church, will lead the participants in song. The program ends with “Taps.” Bethel A joint National Day of Prayer gathering is set for 7 p.m. inside the Bethel United Methodist Church, 402 W. Plane St. The event is organized by the Bethel Ministerial Association. Prayers will be offered for the major concerns of families, community, churches and nation, said the Rev. Bill Bowdle, association president. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud will speak. There will be music by the Bethel Community Choir in addition to other musical presentations from area churches.
Milford Residents and ministers will gather for prayers at 9 a.m. at the flagpole in front of the municipal building, 745 Center St. New Richmond A “God and Country Concert” will be at 6:30 p.m. at the bandstand in New Richmond. Union Township There will be a prayer walk at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park. The event starts with a gathering at the pavilion by the helicopter. “We first have a prayer, then we go once around the walking track,” said John Martin, pastor at Eastgate Community Church. “We encourage those joining us to pray along the way.” The loop takes about 15 minutes, and then participants gather again at the helicopter, Martin said. At the end of the pray-
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sites and strolling in the festival arena. Sunday: April 29th 10 a.m. - Church services with Parsons John, main marquee. Public welcome. Noon - Dave Dowler Dulcimer, main marquee. 1 p.m. - Ken Ashcraft, mmain marquee. 2 p.m. - White Oak Native American Drum, commons area.
Spring cleaning time is here and two groups are working together to spruce up Clermont County. The Clean & Green Collaborative and the East Fork Watershed Collaborative are hosting a countywide cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at various sites. Clean & Green locations are Amelia, Bethel, Felicity, Miami Township, Milford, New Richmond, Owensville, Union Township, Williamsburg and Withamsville. Cleanup will run from 9 a.m. to noon at all sites except Williamsburg, which is 10 a.m. to noon. The River Sweep locations include East Fork State Park and Stonelick State Park. Adults and minors must have signed waiver forms the day of the event. Volunteers using canoes must be at least 11 years old. To register for Clean &
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New signs to direct Grant’s birthday marks 2 milestones visitors to birthplace By Lisa J. Mauch email@example.com
This year’s celebration at the birthplace of President Ulysses S. Grant not only marks his 190th birthday, it also will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Grant Birthday Celebration is 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Point Pleasant. Activities start at 10:30 a.m. with the flag raising and Pledge of Allegiance at the Grant Birthplace, 1551 Ohio 232, just off of U.S. 52, about five miles east of New Richmond. John Hale and the New Richmond Troubadours will provide music. At 1 p.m., a commemorative program will start at the Grant Memorial Church, 1600 Back Street. Historian and author James Ramage is the speaker and the Cincinnati Freedom Choir will provide music. There will be a special Ohio Civil War 150th recognition. Grant’s birthday cake will be cut around 2 p.m. The entertainment pro-
Re-enactors Gary Chambers as Robert E. Lee, left, and Herb Pfeff as Ulysses S. Grant shake hands outside Grant's birthplace in Point Pleasant during the Grant's Birthday Celebration in 2011. FILE PHOTO gram kicks off at 3 p.m. with Civil War-period music and a Cincinnati Freedom Choir performance. There will be special appearances by U.S. Grant, Robert E. Lee and George Custer, portrayed by Herb Pfaff, Gary Chambers and Rick Williams, respectively. Other highlights include tours of the Grant Birthplace, the Northern Kentucky Dulcimer Society, the New Richmond
Town Crier, traditional crafters, the 1st Ohio Battery “L” Civil War Artillery, the Ramage Civil War Museum, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, re-enactors in period clothing, cannon firings and food available at the Grant Memorial Church. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 553-4244 or visit http:// www.historicnr.org.
Clermont County residents are invited to a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Point Pleasant birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States and a Union general. “We will be unveiling new signs from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), that will be on I-275 near the New Richmond exit, directing visitors to U.S. Grant historic sites along U.S. 52,” said Linda Shuck, president of Historic New Richmond, Inc. Saturday, April 28, a daylong celebration is planned at the birthplace recognizing the many accomplishments of President and General Grant. This marks the 190th anniversary of his birth at the tiny house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. “This is a really big deal for us,” said Tom Dix, a
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CLERMONT CO. — The county park district must do more with less this year because of cuts from the state. Handed down by Gov. John Kasich, the cuts reduce the district’s budget to $540,000, down from $625,000 in 2011. Chris Clingman, district director, said 67 percent of the park district is funded through local property taxes: About $3.07 a year for every $100,000 in home value. State taxes are 10 percent of the district’s funds, while fees and donations amount to the remaining 23 percent. “Luckily, we did some things a couple of years ago to prepare for these cuts coming down from the state level, but it is still making things hard,” said Clingman. Park officials initiated program fees and rental costs for park-owned prop-
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erty to offset the cuts. According to the Clermont County Commissioners 2011 Annual ReClingman port, park facilities were rented 430 times during 2011. “Without those rental fees we would be in a lot worse situation,” Clingman said. Clingman and the park board must eliminate a fulltime park maintenance technician, as well as drop another full-time position to part-time, he said. Of the many duties of a park maintenance technician, one of the most important is to mow, trim and keep the parks “looking good,” Clingman said. “We have plans on how we are going to keep everything looking good with less staff and time,” he said. “We have feared, but anticipated this problem so
hopefully we can keep up.” Clingman has met with officials from other regional park districts to discuss how to handle the cuts. He said districts, including Clermont County Park District, have been “actively” searching for sponsorships and are sharing resources to save money. The park district has partnered with the Clermont County Health District as another revenue generating idea to jointly apply for grant opportunities. The money gained by grants would be used to complete the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike Bike Trail. “The amount of money they have to budget with and the way the park district continues to operate and offer excellent service is nothing more then a miracle,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. “We’re talking about an organization that gets the biggest bang for their buck.” For more information, call Clingman at 732-2977.
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signs will “significantly” increase local tourism. “When the Underground Railroad signs were posted, local shops saw a 20-percent increase in business. I think the added signage for the Grant historic sites will bring even more people into the area to visit, shop and dine.” Roberts estimates the signs could double traffic at the Grant birthplace, to about 10,000 visitors each year. The Grant birthplace is open Wednesday through Saturday April through October, and features historic memorabilia and period furnishings. For more information, visit www.historicnr.org or call 553-4911. Watch an interview about the sign ceremony and Grant birthday observance at: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=15QcrELa5Xw.
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member of the committee that has been working on obtaining the signage for the past 20 years. “The signs will help increase awareness about this diamond of a destination in Clermont County.” Historic New Richmond, Inc. Vice-President and Historian Greg Roberts said, “The ODOT approval to add the signage is a significant accomplishment. People from all over the world visit the birthplace, but many have a hard time finding it, because it is off the beaten path.” “We at ODOT are pleased to place these historical signs alongside I-275 to guide visitors and American history aficionados to these southwest Ohio sites where the Civil War general and 18th president marked his early years,” said ODOT District 8 Deputy Director Steve Mary. New Richmond businessman Bob Lees said the
BATAVIA TWP. — Homeowners debating whether Laurel Oak Court should be closed or remain open also disagree over the number of cars that use the road. Don McCauslin, president of the Braxton Parke Homeowners Association, and Angie Tucker, a homeowner in Buxton Meadows subdivision, gathered petitions concerning Laurel Oak. McCauslin’s petition supports closing the road to reduce traffic flow. Tucker’s petition asks to leave the road open for easier access to Ohio Pike. As reported March 28 by the Communituy Journal, when presenting his petition to the Batavia Township trustees March 20, McCauslin presented traffic numbers from a
study conducted by the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. He said the results showed in a 24-hour period an average of 1,485 vehicles entered the community via Braxton Parker Drive and 1,415 exited, and 766 vehicles entered the community via Laurel Oak and 858 exited. McCauslin said this means more than 4,500 vehicles pass through on a daily basis. “I knew the 4,500 number was too high and that’s why I contacted Jeremy Evans at the engineer’s office for a correction,” said Tucker. “It’s hard to decipher exactly where the trips are coming from and going to. We only know how many cars tripped the counters we had put in place,” said Evans, traffic engineer for Clermont County.
Evans said one counter was placed at the entrance to Laurel Oak and one at the entrance to Braxton Parke. “The cars that come in and out at Laurel Oak are also probably going in and out at Braxton Parke. The number is probably somewhere in between the two extremes (4,500 and 2,900),” said Evans. He said combining the two Braxton Parke numbers is probably a more accurate reflection of people driving through the community. Tucker said she agreed with Evans’ estimation. McCauslin said he doesn’t agree with Evans and he just did the math on the numbers from the study. “If I’m wrong, prove it and then tell me what the actual number really is,” he said.
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The Comforts will release their second album the second week of April. From left are: Pierce Township Administrator Dave Elmer, Paul Lake, Matt Graser, Frances Lynne Merk and Tim Guilfoyle. PROVIDED
Burg residents charged in Brown County The Brown County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering and theft from a vacant residence on Ohio 774 near Hamersville March 24. Items stolen from the residence included family photos from the early1900s, graduation photos from 1929, stacks of mail dating back to 1934 and an old vacuum cleaner. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the items had been sold for $100 and the stolen items were recovered. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has filed felony charges on three suspects. Two of the suspects involved turned themselves in to the sheriff’s office March 26 and have been charged with breaking and entering and theft, both fifth-degree felonies. Arrested were: Amber Johnson, 24, Williamsburg; and Lyndsay Donaldson, 23, of Williamsburg. Both subjects remain incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention
Center on $5,000 cash, surety, property bonds issued by Brown County Donaldson Municipal Court. The third suspect has been identified as Steven Townley, 42, whose last Johnson known address was Lower Cumberland Road, Williamsburg. Townley is still at large. Anyone Townley with information as to the whereabouts of Steven Townley are asked to contact the Brown County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 937-378-4435, ext. 114.
PIERCE TWP. — A fivemember pop rock band has faced adversity for over a year, and when all could have been lost, the band kept playing. The Comforts are survivors. Shortly after The Comforts released their first album in May, 2009, 3-yearold Tony Merk was diagnosed with medulloblastoma cancer. Merk was the son of Frances Lynne Merk, Springfield Township resident and the band’s longtime singer. “Tony was diagnosed with cancer while we were finishing our first album,” said Dave Elmer, band cofounder, bassist and Pierce Township administrator.
“He was in remission when the cancer suddenly reoccurred.” Tony Merk died in July after nearly two and a half years of battling cancer. “Tony is and will always be a beautiful angel,” said Elmer, a Union Township resident. “He always found happiness and lived bravely despite his circumstances.” Yet, despite tragedy, the band continued to work on their second album dedicated to Tony’s memory. “Going to (the) studio was an escape for us,” said Union Township resident and lead singer Paul Lake. The band, consisting of Elmer, Merk, Lake and two new additions, drummer Tim Guilfoyle of Pleasant Ridge and guitarist Matt
Graser of Anderson Township, put the “final touches” on their 10-song album, “Simple Invitation.” “Simple Invitation” blends several musical genres into one CD. From country tracks “Stealin” and “Old Fashioned Lovin” to the punk “Rock and Roll Superheroes,” the music provided by The Comforts promises to keep the audience rocking. The band plays homage to Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon with “Pigs by the Wall” and concludes with a tribute to Tony Merk and all children who battle cancer, “Angels at Work.” “(Tony’s) love and compassion for his family and others is a shining example of how we should all live our lives,” Elmer said.
Jury returns $620,000 verdict By Matt Schlagheck firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Barnes, historian for the city of Batavia in New York, stopped by the village council meeting in Batavia, Ohio. Barnes is traveling across the nation visiting different places with the name “Batavia” to learn how they received their name. He gave a copy of the book, “Batavia Revisited,” which tells the history of the Batavia in New York, to the village council. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
The new album was released the second week of April and the band will be playing several local shows including a Clifton Heights Music Festival performance at Christy-Lenhardts, 151 W. McMillan St. The new CD will be for sale on the bands’ Facebook page at facebook.com/thecomforts. The band will donate $1 from every album sale to the Pray-Hope-Believe Foundation supporting childhood cancer research. “Many bands would fold faced with the obstacles we’ve overcome,” Elmer said. “We are blessed to have a core group of family, friends and fans that support and motivate us to keep rocking.”
CLERMONT CO. — A Clermont County jury awarded a Sardinia, Ohio, man what one attorney said was the “largest verdict in Clermont County for a car accident case.” Michael McRoberts received $620,000 in damages against the John R. Jurgensen Co. and its driver after a week-long trial in Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Craig McLaughlin said his client chose to sue after one of their drivers caused an crash Feb. 24, 2006, on Interstate 275, between Ohio 32 and Milford Parkway. “The defendant was driving one of the company’s big trucks and crossed into the right lane without making sure it was clear,” McLaughlin said. “He hit a driver who then collided into my client and left him with various injuries.” A doctor later told McRoberts the accident left him with two herniated disks in his lower back that required two surgeries. “He tried to go back to work but once he had his surgeries he just couldn’t handle the day-to-day
stress on his back,” McLaughlin said. McRoberts filed suit in 2008, but could not come to an agreement with the defense during the first few years. Calls to MacDonald from The Community Press were not returned. After the case was dismissed in 2009, McRoberts brought it back to court in 2010, said McLaughlin. “He wasn’t able to return to work and he is a father and a husband,” he said. “He just was so active before the accident and it was night-and-day after the accident. He really deserved some sort of compensation.” Judge Richard Ferenc announced the verdict Feb. 6, 2012. McLaughlin said the damages awarded were “one of the highest ever awarded in Clermont County” for an crash. “This jury saw through the defense and saw how important it is to make sure that people who drive in Clermont County follow the rules of the road,” he said. “This could have been anyone who received these life-altering injuries and even though this was a win, he will still have a lifetime of medical bills.”
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Senior Rachel Heflin sings “Turn Back, O Man,” during a “Godspell” rehearsal at New Richmond High School. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Senior Michael Steelman, left, pantomines playing music using the hands of senior Erica Jones as his “cymbols” during a rehearsal. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
NR presents ‘Godspell’ By Lisa J. Mauch firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW RICHMOND — When selecting the spring show this year, drama director Doug Heflin decided to go small instead of big with “Godspell.” New Richmond High School students will perform the Broadway musical at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, at the school, 1131 Bethel-New Richmond Road. Because of the large interest students at New Richmond have in music and drama, most productions have a sizable cast, said Doug. “There are kids who are juniors and seniors (who are) in all the shows, and they haven’t had the chance to be a lead,” he said. Since “Godspell” only has 12 roles, “everyone is a lead,” said Doug. The structure of the musical is a series of parables, based on the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Traditionally, cast members go by their real-life names except the actors playing Jesus and John the Baptist/Judas. Seniors performing are Sarah Dennemann, Sammi Gregory, Rachel Heflin, Will Heflin, Erica Jones, Sarah Molitor, Michael
Senior Sarah Molitor uses a cane to play a window shutter during a “Godspell” rehearsal at New Richmond High School. LISA J.
Juniors Sydney Clancy, left, and Lindsay Gundler practice their lines for the April 27-28 production of “Godspell” at New Richmond High School. LISA J.
Junior Ben Green, left, senior Sammi Gregory and senior Will Heflin practice their chorus line kicks for a dance number in New Richmond High School’s production of “Godspell.” LISA J.
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Steelman and Lydia Webb. Juniors performing are Sydney Clancy, Luke Gilday, Ben Green and Lindsay Gundler. Gilday is Jesus and Will Heflin is playing the dual role of John the Baptist/Judas. The cast and crew created the show’s set and costumes on a zero budget, said Doug. He said the drama department wanted to show what could be done using
creativity over money. Props and costumes from previous plays, as well as personal items from cast members, are being used instead. “It’s important for the children to know that the only limits we face in life are the limits that we impose on ourselves,” said Doug. His wife, Lisa Heflin, is the assistant director and choreogra-
pher for the show. “They’re fantastic. They’re a great group of kids to work with,” said Lisa. “They can get into the characters and they know what they’re doing. It just makes it so easy to do the show,” she said. Tickets for the show are $7, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call the school at 553-3191.
WC high schools receive accreditation By Matt Schlagheck email@example.com
UNION TWP. — After months of preparation, West Clermont administrators led their respective high schools to five-year accreditations from AdvancEd. AdvancEd, formerly known as North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, performs quality evaluations and accreditations of schools. West Clermont administrators have been using AdvancEd since becoming a district in 1957. “(AdvancEd) is tied with the academic rigor and climate of our campuses,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Brooks. “It checks whether our schools are a welcoming place for students, parents, businesses and other community leaders.” Staff from Three Rivers Middle School and Loveland, Ross, Walnut Hills and Williamsburg high schools performed the evaluation of Amelia and Glen Este high schools. Assistant Superintendent Mary Ellen Steele-Pierce said the ex-
Levi Antoni, Corey Baker, Brittney Bash, Courtney Bash, Savannah Bateman, Anna Bennett, Gary Blackburn, Jade Blackledge, Hannah Brown, Taylor Cardarelli, Jason Chapman, Kaylee Chapman, Sally Corbett, Shayna Curtis, Caleb Cyrus, Jacob Cyrus, Joshua Dixon, Hannah Duty, Kaeley Fagan, Clayton Farmer, Amber Fischer, Alexis Forsee, Katelyn Forsee, Alex Gardner, Luke Glenn, Caitlyn Grooms, Anna Hamilton, Joseph Hammill, Averi Hammonds, Sophia Hawkins, Anna Heiden, Nikolas Hensley, Hunter Higginbotham, Luke Hoagland, Calvin Hochberg, Zakery Hubbard, Amber Jividen, Gage Kramer, Madison Lanthorn, Rebecca Lanthorn, Victoria Loving, Teddy Mansfield, Angus Matthews, Haley Maynard, Mollie McDaniel, CJ Meyer IV, Ashley Mikles, Brittney Miller, Keaton Montgomery, Kennith Moore, Sydney Myers, Austin Niederhelman, Isabelle Oiler, Jacob Phillips, Andrew Pruitt, Rebecca Reffit, Nathan Sanders, Angel Sauer, Noah Scheu, Katherine Schlaak, Cooper Scholz, Heather Slye, Daniel Stoy, Ashley Troy, Timothy Tyler, Maria Valenzuela, Tiffany Vise, Dalton Wallace, Daniel Weiskittel, Emily Weitzel, Emily Willhoff, Ashley Willis and Laura Wilson.
Administrators from the West Clermont Local School District show off their high school's accreditation documents. From left are: Superintendent Dr. Gary Brooks, Amelia High School Assistant Principal Ross Hudson, Amelia High School Principal Keith Hickman, Amelia High School Assistant Principal Denise Amiot, Glen Este High School Principal John Spieser, Amelia High School Assistant Principal Tim McGonagle and board president Doug Young. MATT SCHLAGHECK/THE COMMUNITY PR aminers gave each school three commendations. Reviewers said Amelia High School “retained a positive educational climate, developed and maintained a strong intervention program and had high academic expectations held by their adminstrative team, teaching staff and students.” Glen Este High School was said to have “reflected a profes-
sional educational atmosphere that is conducive to learning, openness and collaboration, developed exemplary professional learning communities and their students and staff are voluntarily working above and beyond to make the transition from a small school concept to a comprehensive high school.” “Our administration and faculty were very happy with the re-
view because we put a lot of work into the constant improvement of our school,” said Amelia High School Assistant Principal Denise Amiot. “This is a great process for us because it validates what we’re doing every day,” said Glen Este High School Principal John Spieser. Administrators from both high schools though will have to pay more attention to the district’s community, as the evaluators said both lacked “community involvement.” “Every year we work on improving something in our schools and now we know we have to involve our community stakeholders,” Amiot said. “It makes sense because a community is part of a school, as well as a school is part of a community.” Treasurer Alana Cropper said the district paid $1,000 total for both reviews. The accreditation will last for five-years. For more information about the accreditation process or results, residents can contact the district office at 943-5000.
Cidney Adams, Erik Anderson, Rachael Autzen, Alicia Bailey, Jacob Bauman, Emily Belmont, Jacob Branson, Christopher Bullock, Zachary Bullock, Dustin Carr, Brianna Chapman, Hannah Clifton, Kendal Collier, Travis Crawford, Emily Crockett, Rebecca Darland, Noah David, Kerrigan Dyer, Donald Edwards, Ross Flenniken, Adrianna Flood, Casey Goodheart, Evan Grippa, Benjamin Hamilton, Timothy Hammer, Jacob Hayden, Elise Holdsworth, Bailey House, Ariel Huber, Ariel Johnson, Ethan Justice, Jade Kunz, Harrison Light, Ella Lindsley, Allyson Lutz, Morgan Malicoat, Alix Miller, Kelsey Nichols, Jesse Noble, Jonathan O'Dell, Kayla Olenick, Erin O'Toole, Sydney Padgett, Darik Page, Tyler Payne, Connor Pike, Skye Saldana, Tyler Sammons, Robert Sarbell, Nicholas Skeene, Christopher Sollberger, Hali Stamper, Cydney Stiles, Stile Sweet, Jesse Troy, Stacey Tucker, Chelsey Underwood, Austin Verkamp, Brian Waddle and Maryann Wuerdeman.
Batavia/Great Oaks students earn awards Marcus Griffin became Batavia High School’s first state Business Professionals of America (BPA) champion recently, earning first place in the Human Resource Management competition. He will move on to national competition in Chicago. Two other students in the Batavia/Great Oaks placed in the Top Ten in Ohio in their events. Jessica Pelfrey became the first Batavia sophomore to place in the Top Ten, earning that distinction in the Research Project category. Taylor Swartz placed in the Top Ten in Banking and Finance. Batavia swept the Legal Office Procedures category for the second year, and earned a total of 18 trophies and 35 medals. Students qualifying for state competition though high scores in regional competition are Tate Sester, Elise Numrich, Marcus Griffin, Zach Embry, Erin Armstong, Taylor Sester, CJ Remely, Ashley Swartz, Emily Moon, Ryan Harper, and Jessica Pelfrey. At state, they will compete to move on to national competition in Chicago.
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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL
Batters can’t keep up with this Jones
By Nick Dudukovich
MT. WASHINGTON — At 9 years old, Abby Jones of Amelia didn’t give much thought to pitching. She was playing in a coachpitch league and enjoying life as a third baseman. But when given an opportunity to try her luck from the circle, Jones gave it a try, at the urging of her father. “I really didn’t have that much interest in it, but my dad was like, ‘Abby, let’s try this. It might be something you’re really good at,’” she said.
The two even rented instructional videos from the library. Jones laughed when thinking about that time in her life but acknowledged the tapes helped. As a freshman at McNicholas High School, Jones burst onto the local prep scene and won seven games, while leading the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Central in ERA (1.95) and strikeouts (135). Her efforts garnered firstteam all-league recognition. Jones, who is now a junior, remembers feeling nervous during his first varsity starts. Young for her grade, Jones, who was 14 at the time, was
charged with squaring off against 17- and 18-year olds in one of the region’s toughest softball conferences. “I just said don’t let somebody hit you so hard that you let your confidence get lowered,” Jones said. “And I just worked hard every day to get to the point where I knew what worked.” As a sophomore, Jones continued to rack up strikeouts (144) while accumulating a 1.73 ERA. For the current season, she’s already racked up 83 strikeouts while posting a 2.47 ERA. See JONES, Page A9
McNicholas High School pitcher Abby Jones has been a mainstay in the Rockets’ rotation for the past three seasons. THANKS TO ABBY JONES
PRESS PREP HIGHLIGHTS By Tom Skeen email@example.com
Freshman Glen Este lead-off hitter Peyton Burdick takes a strike in the Trojans' game with Anderson April 15. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Trojans hope to get on horse Glen Este seeks consistency in 2012 By Scott Springer firstname.lastname@example.org
UNION TWP. — At Glen Este, consistency has eluded the Trojans baseball team, both on the field and in their records. After being at the top of the league in 2008 and 2009, the Trojans had a down 2010, then rebounded last year for another league title. 2012 has been a mixed review. The Trojans have been around the middle of the pack, winning a few good games, and losing a few tough ones. “We have a lot of youth defensively and on the mound,” coach Mike Hatfield said. “We’ve had to fill some holes from last season, but our guys are scrapping and clawing. The score doesn’t always indicate the effort that we put in, but guys are doing everything they can to improve and get better.” Glen Este has had a mid-April slump, but there’s still time to rebound and affect the Fort Ancient Valley Conference standings.
“We’re playing to get guys experience and get guys used to the rigors of league play,” Hatfield said. “We’re preparing for the tournament. Once we get guys right, we could certainly be a team that could make a run.” While most teams will plead lack of pitching in down years, Glen Este’s sabermetric WHIP (walks plus hits per innings pitched) numbers aren’t all that bad. The Achilles heel has come when the ball is put in play. “We’re going to have to play better defense,” Hatfield said. “Our defense has been poor to this point.” Four Trojans are hitting over .300 and only one of those is a senior (Nate Boston). Regardless of how this year ends, Hatfield has plenty to build upon at Glen Este. “Austin Rieck, Tyler Burdick, Nate Boston and Peyton Burdick, a freshman, have hit the ball real well,” Hatfield said. “We’ve got experience behind the plate Ryan Fuller does a great job for us - so, the pieces are in place. We just need to do a better throwing strikes and making routine plays. We’ve found ourselves down six, seven runs early in games. That puts a lot of pres-
Glen Este sophomore Tyler Burdick waits in the on-deck circle at Anderson April 15. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
sure on your offense to come back from that deficit.” Of the four Trojan hitters Hatfield mentioned, the Burdick brothers have been impressive in their early varsity years. Peyton, the freshman, leads off and tops the team in runs; Tyler, the sophomore, hits clean-up and leads in runs batted in. It’s the most effective brother combination at Glen Este since
Matt and Greg Jones according to coach Hatfield. Better yet, he gets to watch the tandem in action for another couple of years in purple. However, along with the jubilation and excitation of youth comes a little frustration. “We’ve got good young pieces in place and we’ve got a good team,” Hatfield reiterated. “It’s like anything else, if you spot teams extra outs in an inning, then you’ve put yourself behind the eight ball. That’s what we’ve done.” The upside is, the experience meter keeps running with the Trojans and the good spring weather has all teams ahead of schedule in terms of games. “We’ve been really lucky with that,” Hatfield said. “We’re not having these situations where we’re playing twice and having four days off because of rain.” On the menu ahead for Glen Este is a home date with Amelia April 26 and then a visit to Anderson April 27.
» Batavia lost 4-2 to Clermont Northeastern April 16. Junior Austin Lenhardt went 2-3 with a triple. Batavia lost 8-7, April 17 to Mariemont. Junior Blake Thornton got the loss for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs downed Blanchester 7-5, April 18. Senior Tyler Carver stuck out eight and is now 4-0 on the mound this season. » New Richmond defeated Williamsburg 8-3, April 16 to move to 14-0 on the season. Senior Austin Skaggs finished with a double for the Lions. New Richmond improved to 15-0 following a 14-1 victory over Goshen in five innings April 18. Senior Austin Skaggs picked up the victory on the mound. » Amelia beat Georgetown 11-1, April 6 behind sophomore Dylan Emerson. Junior Brian Newyear drove in three runs. » Glen Este beat Milford 4-2, as senior Heath Blandford got the win. Junior Austin Rieck was 3-3 and drove in two runs. » Williamsburg went down 9-2 to Bethel-Tate April 18. Junior Max Madsen went 2-4 in the loss.
» Batavia lost 11-0 to Clermont Northeastern April 16. » Amelia defeated Georgetown 10-4, as senior Shelby Engle struck out 11. Junior Brady Potrafke had a home run. Amelia defeated East Clinton 26-3 in six innings April 18. Shelby Engle struck out 10 and was 4-4 with a homer and five RBI. » Glen Este downed Milford 11-5. Sophomore Bailey Miller got the win and was 3-5. Freshman Bailee Sanders was 3-3 and drove in three runs. Glen Este shutout Turpin 2-0, as freshman Brooke Parker go the win and sophomore Bailey Miller blasted her third home run April 18. » Williamsburg edged out Bethel-Tate 10-9, April 18. Senior Tara Dennis was 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI. » New Richmond lost 8-0 to Goshen April 18. Senior Sari Brittain was booked with the loss. » Abby Jones struck out eight as McNick defeated Wyoming 5-1 April 17. Abby Jones struck out eight en route See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A9
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McNick coach Tim Ross credits Jones’ effectiveness to her ability to throw several pitches, one of which, is a nasty rise ball. “The rise ball will tend to take a jump and it comes in looking like it’s waist high and then it’s neck high and it comes faster. It’s very effective,” Ross said. Jones’ legend grew even larger when she pitched her select team, the Northern Kentucky Bandits, past the college – that’s right – the College of Mount St. Joseph, 2-1, last summer. Because MSJ is one of Jones’ college options, the hurler said she was just trying to leave a good impression. “I had to make a good impression and I (couldn’t) let those girls eat me alive. I had to do good and make them know who I am, so I went out there and happened to pull out a win,” Jones said. Ross had a simple expla-
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nation for Jones’ dominance in the game. “When Abby is on, she’s very hard to hit,” he said. Jones added that playing select ball and facing tough competition throughout the summer months has helped her become a better a player. “It makes me realize in order to be the best I have to push myself to work hard and to not just be like, ‘oh, I’m better than everybody else,’ I have to work to be good.” When she heads to college, Jones plans to major in biology. Eventually, she’d like to become a dentist. She is considering attending Thomas More, Otterbein, and MSJ. She wants to play Division III college athletics because she wants to continue playing the sport she loves, while also giving her full attention to academics. “I love playing (softball) and I don’t want to move up to the next level and have it be more like a job than me just getting to play because (playing softball) is what I want do.”
Bulldogs getting back on track By Tom Skeen email@example.com
BATAVIA — It’s been a season of ups and downs for the Batavia Bulldogs baseball team. They currently sit at 10-5, atop of the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference National Division and ranked No. 9 in The Enquirer Divisions II-IV coaches’ poll. “We got off to a hot start and were hitting the ball real well,” coach Jeff Carter said. “We didn’t have to rely on our pitching too much because we were hitting. Then spring break rolled around and we hit the buzz saw that is New Richmond and since then we are struggling to find a win. Our hitting has cooled and we can’t relay on our pitching all of the time.” The buzz saw that Carter speaks of is off to a
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to her fifth win of the season. Maddie Sorenson was 3-4 from the plate. On April 18, Jones followed up with 14 strikeouts during the Rockets’ 4-3 win over Fenwick. Courtney Curran and Katie St. Charles were each 3-5 at the plate.
» McNick improved to 8-4 with a 3-0 win over Milford April 16. The squad followed up with
a 3-2 win over Fenwick April 17. The squad is 9-4 on the season.
» New Richmond lost 5-0 to Mariemont April 17. » Batavia defeated Clermont Northeastern 3-2, April 17 to improve to 4-2 on the season. Batavia lost 4-1 to Western Brown April18.
» The Williamsburg girls team won the CHCA relays April 17.
The team won the 4x100 and 4x200 relay, as well as the shot put, discus, long jump, high jump and pole vault. They boys finished second at the CHCA Relays and claimed titles in the 4x800 relay, shot put, discus and high jump. » Batavia finished fourth at the Western Brown Invitational April 17. Nick Dierks won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.87. The Lady Bulldogs finished eighth.
consistent top to bottom hitting. We get guys in scoring position with less than two outs and from there we have to play baseball the right way in getting them over and in. I can’t rely on two guys to hit the ball all the time.” The two guys he speaks of are Austin Lenhardt and Ryan Gormley. Gormley leads the team with a .524 batting average and has two home runs,16 RBI, 22 hits and18 runs scored on the season. Lenhardt is hitting .489 with 9 RBI, 23 hits, 21 runs scored, five doubles and leads the Bulldogs with 16 stolen bases. “Throughout that (losing) stretch, they still hit and kind of carried us,” Carter said. “We can always depend on those guys.” On the mound, it has been senior Tyler Carver leading the way. He is 3-1 on the year with a 5.53
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15-0 start on the season and beat the Bulldogs 23-2, April 11. The Lions scored 12 runs before the Bulldogs could record an out. That game was the start of the Bulldogs losing three of four games and coming back to reality a little bit. Before playing the Lions, Batavia was 8-1 with its only loss coming to second-ranked Madeira when they gave up two runs in the seventh to lose 5-4. Carter believes his team’s struggles are a thing of the past, especially after a big 7-5 win over Blanchester April 18, who is currently in secondplace in the National Division. “To play the way we did and to get that win (over Blanchester), I think it’s going to get us our surge that we need to get back on track,” he said. “We need to be more
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ERA, 28 strikeouts and one shutout in 19 innings. “He has really stepped up,” Carter said. He’s taken the ball and thrown a lot of innings. He’s been really reliable.” Carter has had two surprises on the mound this season. Sophomore Kyle Schmitgen has tossed 10 innings and boasts a 2.63 ERA, while Dalton Wright is back after missing the first 10 games of the season and has a 3.11 ERA in nine innings. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Bulldogs’ coach knows what his team needs to do to keep up the solid play and bring home a National Division championship. “Pitching has to keep us in the game to where we can stay close,” he said. “We need to hit with runners in scoring position and hit top to bottom.”
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Grassy Run Rendezvous celebrates 20th birthday tion is registered as a committee, not a club, group or organization. That handful of members grew into an organization Sharon now numbering Brumagem more than 200. TOWN CRIER In 1992, less than five camps were set up at Long Branch for the battle’s 200th anniversary. About 15 people ventured to the Grassy Run battle site near Marathon at midnight that Sunday in March to get a “sense” of what it might have been like for Simon Kenton, Tecumseh and their followers when they faced each other at the mouth of Grassy Run. Today, about 100 primitive camps and dozens of Boy Scout camps gather along the East Fork in Williamsburg. I have fond memories. At Long Branch Farm in 1993, I declared I would never sleep on the ground in a canvas tent. Guess what? I’m still camping in a canvas tent, cooking over an open fire with so many candles and lanterns glowing that someone looking from a distance would think I had a generator. For those who call the rendezvous by its nickname, “Muddy Run,” the event earned the title. It rained so much in 1993, the lake at Long Branch overflowed and traders and campers had a devil of a time
breaking camp and pulling trailers out. It rained, sleeted and snowed within one hour at one event at the Ohio Valley Antique Machinery Show grounds. We had rain and gusts 60-70 mph one year at Harmony Hill. And, who can forget last year? We didn’t even get one campsite set up before President Ron Shouse and other officers called the event off due to the East Fork flooding. Speaking of Ron, I can’t thank him enough for his commitment to the group and in providing a fun, educational event for children and adults. Ron is one of the main reasons my grandchildren, Gia, 6, and Gabe, 5, love going to anything related to Grassy Run. Ron takes them, along with all the members’ children and grandchildren, under his wing to make sure they enjoy the rendezvous. I’m honored to help with this year’s camp parade performed by the Grassy Run Outdoor Kid Kitchen Band. Through the years, members have mourned the death of rendezvous friends, but also warmly welcomed dozens into the Grassy Run family. To my Community Press readers and friends, come join that family by attending this year’s rendezvous, April 27-28 at Williamsburg Community Park.
Sharon Brumagem is a co-founder of the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee and a Community Press contributor.
WC BOE listening to residents about district’s financial future We’re listening. West Clermont voters are invited to be part of the conversation. At its March 2012 planning retreat, West Clermont board of education members created a community engagement plan. Part of the plan is to offer the public a voice in shaping the future of our schools. The district’s March 2012 public opinion poll is a starting point for a series of Listening Sessions: April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union Township Library, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Township Library, and May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Amelia High School. They are open to the public. Each will last one hour. Why do this? Strong schools make strong communities. Our district is at a crossroads. The
quality of our community is at stake. Where we go as a school system is defined by the voices of our voters. Doug Young Listening COMMUNITY PRESS Sessions will be GUEST COLUMNIST led by Kathy LaSota from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA). LaSota’s role is to facilitate discussion, not to endorse or to lead a levy campaign. Listening allows us to gather perceptions about how the community defines our schools and helps us identify our vision for the future. The results of the conversations, the community survey and your written comments will be used to guide the board’s deci-
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History/Heritage Week at the LBD Welcome Center is over and I am experiencing the same feelings I do at the conclusion of the Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous each year. Yet, it evolved into a personal prelude to the real rendezvous this upcoming weekend starting with School Day Friday, April 27. And rightly so. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the outdoor living history event sponsored by the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. Clermont Senior Services played a role in the group’s founding by historian Rick Crawford and myself, along with the Clermont County Board of Education, Clermont Chamber of Commerce, UC Clermont, Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Community Press. The committee and rendezvous would not exist today without the support of those organizations. It’s ironic that Cindy Gramke, present CEO for Senior Services, and I served as committee co-chairs for the first two events. June Creager Mason, director of the Visitors Bureau, was among early organizers who pondered a name that would reflect history, culture and the arts, and possibly open a door for grants. Our main focus was the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the largest Indian skirmish in Clermont County; we didn’t foresee existing 20-plus years. That is why the organiza-
sion-making. This information will assist in planning the longterm direction - both academic and financial - of the district. It will help us decide if and when a funding issue appears on the ballot. Listening Sessions are open to the public, but seating is limited. To help us plan for attendance, RSVP online at http://bit.ly/ RSVP-WC-Listening or by calling 943-5044. You bring diverse voices, opinions, experiences and perspectives. Please join us.
West Clermont board of education: Doug Young, president; Denise Smith, vice president; Jo Ann Beamer, member; Tammy Brinkman, member; and Tina Sanborn, member.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Thank pastors May 3
While Hollywood has pretend “heroes,” here in America we have “real” people who dedicate their lives to helping others. These heroes wear many hats. Their lives are devoted to serving God and man. They are “on call” and ready 24-7. Whether its a phone call in the wee hours of the morning or a knock at the door at midnight, this person is there to help. You will find this “hero” in every city, town and village. He may wear different hats, but his title is “pastor.” Whether you’re facing disaster, disease, sickness, sorrow or need someone to pray for you, pastor is waiting for you to ask he’ll be there. May 3 is National Day of Prayer. The Clermont County Task Force will show our appreciation for these who serve God and their communities. These faithful pastors are invited to attend a “Pastors Appreciation Brunch.” Held on the third floor of the County Administration Building in downtown Batavia, this brunch begins at 11 o’clock. Hosted by Pastor Dale Campfield and the Eastgate Community Church, these unsung “heroes” are asked to invite their assistant or bring a vet from their church. God bless America and pastors who serve. Libbie Bennett, chair National Day of Prayer Task Force Monroe Township
Paying for service
I am writing in response to Linda Sturm’s article “Why bus parochial students?” on April 11, 2012. She is obviously not aware that those students’ parents not only pay tuition to the schools their children attend, but also pay taxes to the school district they live in. Therefore, they are in fact paying for bus service. If you want to save money, look into how many assistants each official at your school has and what are their salaries. Steve Rohrich Amelia
Moscow: Thank you
We have a renewed faith in the goodness of people who selflessly gave of their time and energy to help us recover from this disaster. We extend our thanks to the local government agencies with their trucks and volunteers who worked long days, sometimes traveling great distances and tirelessly worked to help us restore order to our village. Without your help we would not be where we are at in re-
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building our lives and community. From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and every person that have given so much to Moscow. Tim Suter, Mayor Village of Moscow
Thanks to teachers
In the mist of school funding, levies and cuts, I would like to take a moment to thank each teacher that comes to work every day. Despite having outdated books, inadequate technology and no classroom budget, they still mange to complete an exceptional daily task. They educate our children, they laugh with them, they wipe their noses, help them tie their shoes and smile the entire time. They have little voice in what cuts will come next, their jobs are always on the chopping block, yet they keep coming back every day. Merwin Elementary schools’ staff appreciation week is this week. There’s not enough words that I could use to thank the teachers there that are molding my children, those who molded me and my parents before me. I ask you all to remember to thank your teachers and your childs’ teachers, they are the people who shape our children, which shapes our future. Don’t let that get lost in funding disputes. Merwin teachers and educators everywhere, know you are making the world a better place. Thank you. Angie Tucker Union Township
CH@TROOM April 11 question Have you seen or do you plan to see “The Hunger Games?” Do you think the movie is appropriate for children and teenagers? Why or why not?
“By today’s standards the movie is moderately gory. It is an adequate script, a good overall story, and great acting and pretty-good production. A lot of people get killed, but the violence is more realistic than a lot of mainstream movies today, assuming you are enjoying the basic fictional premise.“People should
know their children and determine what is appropriate. I have four children and each of them would have been interested and prepared to see this at a very different age. Some people may find the idea of the games more disturbing than the violence. Again, they need to ask questions and know their children. “Many people will find the themes thought-provoking and the the movie very entertaining. My biggest gripe was the way fighting was handled with closein, rapid-cut blurred shots. It actually tempered a lot of the stuff
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that might be thought inappropriate for young people, but it also jarred with the really great character development and visualization that prevailed in the film.” “And see – it is possible to review a film without giving away all the good stuff.” N.F. “I have not seen, nor do I plan to see ‘The Hunger Games’. I have read a lot of reviews about the movie, and I know a little bit about the plot (primarily the disturbing part of the movie where two young people are placed in
deadly opposition to each other, with the intended result being that one of them is killed.) I’ve talked to a couple of young people in their early teens who have seen it, and spoke highly of it. “Reluctantly, I would say that it might be appropriate for teenagers as part of a classroom assignment or something similar, but not for young children. Dystopic novels (like Orwell’s “1984”) have value in warning us about what might happen in society if we aren’t careful, but at the same time, can be very disturbing to little kids who don’t understand
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NEXT QUESTION Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with Chatroom in the subject line.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
Union Township residents Stephanie and Frank Castelluccio, parents of Tony Castelluccio, walk into the Let Us Never Forget gala among the decorations honoring fallen soldiers.
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Jim and Linda Missman of Union Township look over the silent auction items at the Let Us Never Forget fundraising gala April 14.
HEROES AMONG THE STARS
Julie Mankin of Union Township stopped to look at the picture of Staff Sgt. Mark Anthony “Tony” Wojciechowski among the decorations at the Let Us Never Forget gala. She is a friend of the Wojciechowski family.
Photos and story by Lisa J. Mauch
MIAMI TWP. — Nearly 1,000 attended the seventh annual Let Us Never Forget scholarship dinner April 14 at the Oasis. This year’s theme was Heroes Among the Stars. The money raised will be used to provide scholarships to children of those lost during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. A surprise guest emcee was Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis.
The ice sculpture at the Let Us Never Forget gala captured the 2012 theme of “Heroes Among the Stars.”
Debra Decourcy of Union Township purchased a silent auction item for her niece.
Members of the Union Township Police Department Honor Guard Officer Chris Wilson, left, and Officer Jeff Joehnk look at pictures of fallen soldiers from the Tristate at the Let Us Never Forget event.
Batavia Township resident Don Carter looks over items up for bid at the Let Us Never Forget gala’s silent auction.
Pierce Township resident Pam Gossett, left, is greeted by Yellow Ribbon Support Foundation volunteer June Wilson at the Let Us Never Forget gala April 14.
Keith Maupin, left, father of Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, and Lucy Luff, mother of Sgt. David Luff, greet each other at the Let Us Never Forget fundraiser. Both of their sons were honored at the event, which the Maupin family started to raise money for a scholarship in memory of Matt.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Garden Clubs Cincinnati African Violet Society Meeting, 7-9 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati African Violet Society. 859-240-9057. Anderson Township.
Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.
Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, 177 S. Riverside Drive, With Bob Laake. Plenty of extra Djembe drums to participate. Free. 732-2326; www.riversidecoffeemill.com. Batavia.
Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
Pets Family Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. All dogs welcome. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.
Recreation Adult Beginner Golf, 6-7 p.m., Little Miami Golf Center, 3811 Newtown Road, Class 2. Weekly through May 24. Learn basics of putting, chipping, iron shots, wood shots and golf terminology. Instructed by PGA professionals. Ages 18 and up. Family friendly. $100; $90 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Benefits Kart Race Enduro at Motorsport Country Club, 1 p.m., Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati, 2848 US 50, Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. with driving instruction and practice immediately following lunch. Teams have not been announced yet., but if there are more than 10 teams that register the event will have two flights. Benefits The Crable Foundation. Ticket pricing TBA. Presented by The Crable Foundation. 5783715; crablefoundation.org/ events/kart-race-enduro-2. Batavia.
Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. 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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.
Home & Garden Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drive, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., PNC Bank - Anderson Town Center, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Convenient way for residents to recycle old electronics. First 200 cars receive two View Level tickets to future Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Free. Presented by Players for the Planet. 502-570-8545; playersfortheplanet.org. Anderson Township.
Music - Acoustic Bob Crawford, 9 p.m.-midnight, Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Solo acoustic covers of popular rock music from the
’60s to the present. Ages 21 and up. Free. 677-3511. Loveland.
Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org/freefirsts. Symmes Township.
Music - Blues Diamond Jim Dews Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 LovelandMiamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Dining Events WAVE Free Community Dinner, 6 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Part of Wednesdays Are Very Extraordinary event. No church service attached, no reservations needed. All welcome. Family friendly meals. Free; donations accepted. 831-5500; www.milfordfirstumc.org. Milford.
Nature (Grand) Parenting in Nature, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn how to encourage your grandchildren to value experiences in nature. $50, $25 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org/events/grand-parenting-nature-42712.html. Union Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Art & Craft Classes Heartsongs: A Day of Quiet for Girls, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of celebrating strength and spirit as a young woman. With Jennie Mertens and Joy France. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. The Art of Nature, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Artist/naturalist Marjorie Bledsoe guides experience of unique and useful pairing of art and nature. $35. Reservations required. 693-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.
Benefits Anderson Booster Bash, 6-11 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Appetizers, buffet dinner and cash bar, hall of fame inductions, music by Cheap Therapy, silent and live auctions and reverse raffle. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Anderson High School Athletics. $40. Presented by Anderson High School. 231-3607; www.andersonboosters.com. Union Township.
Community Dance 30+ Catholic Singles Spring Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Includes two non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Beer and wine sold separetly. $10, $8 ages 60 and up, $8 students, $6 active military and veterans. Presented by 30+Catholic Singles. 846-8189; www.thirtypluscs.catholicweb.com. Anderson Township.
Dining Events Lobster Bake, 7 p.m., Moundview Park, 3130 Newtown Road, Choice of lobster, king crab legs, filet mignon, or half grilled chicken, along with perennial lobster bake sides, corn on the cob, red potatoes, coleslaw, bread and butter balls. Mussels steamed in wine and garlic served at 7 p.m. followed by main course at 7:30 p.m. Family friendly. $25-$50. Reservations required. Presented by Lobsta Bakes of Maine. 561-0444; www.lobstabakes.com. Newtown.
Education Poll Worker Training, 9 a.m.noon, Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St., Learn responsibilities retained by the position. Do you know what the differences are between a Regular and a Provisional voter and what are the provisional ballot procedure? What are the voter ID requirements? How do you handle the ballot accounting chart?. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; empoweruohio.org. Newtown.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.
Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
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Home & Garden You are invited to attend a special ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Point Pleasant birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States and a Union General. “We will be unveiling new signs from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) that will be on I-275 near the New Richmond exit, directing visitors to U.S. Grant historic sites along U.S. 52,” said Linda Shuck, president of Historic New Richmond, Inc. Saturday, April 28, a daylong celebration is planned at the birthplace recognizing the many accomplishments of President and General Grant. This marks the 190th anniversary of his birth at the tiny house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. FILE PHOTO Ultimate Well Being Day, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Jesuit Spiritual Center, 5361 S. Milford Road, Schott Pavilion. One-of-a-kind experience of education and relaxation. Learn cutting-edge tools and techniques from local experts in complimentary health and healing. Includes lunch. Ages 18 and up. $129. Reservations required. Presented by Grant Productions. 560-5753; www.ultimatewellbeingday.com. Milford.
Historic Sites Ulysses S. Grant Birthday Celebration, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. Route 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. Dr. James Ramage: guest speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149; www.historicnr.org. Point Pleasant.
Music - Blues Tempted Souls, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Latitudes Beechmont, 7454 Beechmont Ave., Classic soul, R&B, classic rock and blues. Featuring the Sisters Milligan. Ages 21 and up. Free. 233-7613; www.temptedsouls.com. Anderson Township.
Music - Classical Concert Collaboration, 2:30-4 p.m., Williamsburg High School, 500 S. Fifth St., Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra presents concert in collaboration with student musicians from local Clermont County schools. Free. Presented by Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra. 732-2561; www.clermontphilharmonic.com. Willliamsburg.
Nature Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in Rowe Woods parking lot at 8 a.m. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. Included with daily admission, free for members. 831-1711. Union Township.
Pets Puppy Play: Free Dog Park, 1-3 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. For puppies up to age one. All puppies must have completed, at minimum, their second round of puppy shots. Family friendly. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Dance Classes Belly Dance Classes with Maali Shaker, 2-4 p.m., Dance Etc., 5985 Meijer Drive, Beginner/Intro Technique 2-3 p.m. Choreography Class 3-4 p.m. Choreography participants have opportunity to perform in Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention show Aug. 18. $18 both classes; $12 one class. Registration required. Presented by
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Dining Events All-you-can-eat Country Breakfast, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Hall Milford, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, biscuits, toast and sausage gravy. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $8, $4 ages 10 and under. Presented by American Legion Post 450. 831-9876. Milford.
Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.
Nature African Dance Through Eyes of Nature, 2-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, African dance taught by Shakira Rae Adams, accompanied by percussionist Bob Laake. Ages 18 and up. $28, $20 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Vulture Viewing, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Take a walk through the park looking for and learning about vultures. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.
Pets Singles Night: Free Dog Park, 6-9:30 p.m., KennelResorts, 5825 Meadowview Drive, Cedar Grove Dog Park. Single adults ages 21 and up welcome to share love of dogs with other single adults. Dog owners required to bring proof of dog’s vaccinations. Free. 831-7297; www.kennelresorts.com. Milford.
MONDAY, APRIL 30 Dance Classes Square Dance Lessons, 7-9 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Ages 8 and up. Instructor: Sharon Murphy, licensed square dance caller. $5. Presented by Beechmont Squares Dance Club. 871-6010. Withamsville.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.
Recreation Women’s Adult Softball League, 6:30 p.m., Riverside Park, 3969 Round Bottom Road,
Weekly through June 25. Teams guaranteed eight games and tournament at end of season. Family friendly. $470 per team. Registration required by April 4. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4514. Anderson Township.
TUESDAY, MAY 1
Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.
Literary - Book Clubs First Wednesday Book Discussion, 2-3 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Free. 752-5580; www.clermontlibrary.org. Amelia.
Literary - Story Times Baby Time, 10-10:30 a.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Stories and music. Ages birth to 18 months. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia.
Religious - Community Healing Rooms, 7-8 p.m., Milford Assembly of God, 1301 Ohio 131, Spiritual, financial, physical or emotional healing. Free. 831-8039; www.milfordag.com. Miami Township.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
Rave Cinema Classic, 1-3 p.m., Rave Cinemas Milford 16, 500 Rivers Edge Drive, Movies from the Golden Ages of Hollywood. Weekly event includes popcorn and a drink. $3. 248-2169; www.ravemotionpictures.com. Milford.
Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Health / Wellness HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Clermont Medical Social Services, 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Suite 200. Confidential testing and education. Free. Appointment required. Presented by Clermont County General Health District. 735-8400. Batavia.
Home & Garden Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Bring plant from your garden and exchange it for another plant. Bring plant in pot or container. Label plant with name and any other useful information. Ages 18 and up. Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.
Literary - Libraries Writing Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Milford-Miami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Group meets first Tuesday of every month. Writers of all levels and genres welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 248-0700. Milford.
Literary - Story Times Family Night: Celestial Stories, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Wear your pajamas and come ready for stories, crafts and more. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township.
Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required.
Home & Garden Building Better Soil through Worm Composting, 7-8:30 p.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St., 4-H Hall. Learn how to let the worms do the work of making compost for you. Includes dessert for children. For ages 7 and up. $10, free for children. 7327070, ext. 13. Owensville. Plant Exchange, Noon, Goshen Branch Library, Free. 722-1221. Goshen. Plant Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., New Richmond Branch Library, Free. 553-0570. New Richmond.
Literary - Book Clubs Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m., MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Large print copies of each book are available. Free. 248-0700. Milford.
Literary - Libraries Teen Writing Group, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Union Township Branch Library, 4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Share thoughts, writing and snacks with other local young writers. Ages 7-12. Free. Registration required. 528-1744. Union Township. Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Teens and adults. Free. 724-1070. Williamsburg.
Literary - Story Times BabyTime, 10:30-11 a.m., New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd., Interactive story time with parent and children birth to 18 months. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Free. Registration required. 553-0570. New Richmond.
Music - World Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., Riverside Coffee Mill, Free. 732-2326; www.riversidecoffeemill.com. Batavia.
On Stage - Student Theater Oliver, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, Musical. $10. Presented by Turpin Theater. 232-7770, ext. 2820; turpindrama.org.
APRIL 25, 2012 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • B3
Refrigeration helps Subway clone cookies
Ever since I was a little girl “experimenting” in the kitchen, I have been fascinated with the Rita science of Heikenfeld food. RITA’S KITCHEN Many happy hours were spent with my sister, Judy, underneath our huge wild cherry tree making mud pies. Years later, I was going to bake chocolate chip cookies and had the dough ready to be portioned out. Something came up and I couldn’t bake the cookies right away. In fact, the dough sat for two days in the refrigerator. Well, that was a blessing in disguise. Those cookies were better in flavor than usual, just like a bakery cookie! Quoting Shirley Corriher, my food science guru, “What happens is the dough and other ingredients fully soak up the liquid, in this case, eggs, which makes the cookie bake to a better consistency.” In fact, Mrs. Wakefield, the originator of the Toll House cookie, chilled her dough overnight. That information was never put in the recipe for this iconic cookie. The reason I’m sharing these nuggets of foodie information is because the recipe for the Subway cookie clone recommends - guess what
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Bake 10-12 minutes, checking frequently towards end of baking for a golden brown appearance.
Like Busken’s brown bread for John Meier, a Covington reader. “It was served at their old Sixth Street location. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. It was dense, but not heavy.” John ate it with cream cheese and strawberries and it was one of his favorite lunches downtown.
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Roasted sweet rhubarb topping
Rita offers a recipe for roasted rhubarb, rather than using the sour stalks for the usual pie. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.
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Betsy Davis’ clone of Subway cookies.
Betsy said she found this on the Internet a couple of years ago and think’s its pretty close to Subway’s. This is for Sarah, who wanted the recipe to freeze. To bake from frozen state, leave cookies frozen and bake at the same temperature a bit longer. I did buy a couple Subway cookies to sample. 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup light brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt
ON MY BLOG Crazy Cake (soy- and egg-free) from Regina Martin. ½ cup butter ½ cup vegetable shortening, butter flavor 2 large eggs 2 cups chocolate chips – see tips below 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, set aside. Combine sugars, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl, set aside. Place butter and shortening in bowl and microwave, stopping and stir-
ring every 15 seconds. Stop when butter mixture is more of a paste (about 45-60 seconds). Pour over sugar mixture and beat well. Add each egg separately, beating until creamy. Add flour mixture ½ cup at a time while beating. Stir in chips and nuts. Refrigerate 1-3 hours in a covered bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop cookie dough onto parchment paper-lined sheet. (Tip from Rita’s kitchen – there is no amount given for how large the cookies should be, so I would use a very generous tablespoon or small scoop – enough to fit about eight cookies on each sheet).
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Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. Rhubarb is good for our skeletal system. It’s really sour, though, so some sweetener is necessary.
1 pound rhubarb Zest and juice of a large orange 1 ⁄3 to ½ generous cup sugar or equivalent substitute Couple shakes cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, juice and sugar. Put in small baking dish, cover with foil and roast 20 minutes. Remove foil and roast until the juices get a bit syrupy. Add cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or chilled or as a topping for cake and ice cream.
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Ole Fisherman finds five baby bluebirds call at 734-6980. We or one of several other folks who want them will come and get them. The bees are an important part of the pollination of crops and our society. Last week, the Boars Head Bait Shop of Afton held a crappie tournament. There were 23 boats and they could weigh in seven crappie. This tournament, as is the bass tournament, is a catch and release. The muskie are starting to be caught, some as long as 38 inches. This is a good size fish. The report is when the muskie reach 40 inches they will start holding tournaments. Mike said folks are catching crappie that weigh two pounds and are very excited. There have been reports of muskie being caught by the beaches and also catfish, bass and bluegills are being caught now. The C.A.S.A. for Kids spring charity will be Friday, April 27. This is a very wonderful charity for the children who have been introduced into the Clermont County court. We will be working on Grassy Run Rendezvous event in Williamsburg,
The patch we planted six years ago is not doing as good as we like. Maybe due to the deer eating George the ferns Rooks down to the OLE FISHERMAN ground. We tilled up some of the big garden last week and while we were there a big swarm of honey bees settled in an apple tree. So we put them in a hive. They seem to be fine. There seems to be several swarms of honey bees, so if you have one, give us a
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but we always donate a wood item for their benefit. Friday evening, the 50 plus couples of the Bethel United Methodist Church met at Lake Manor for supper and get-together. This was a great evening. There were two couples that were unable to be there due to illness, so we brought them some apple pie back to enjoy. Hope the Good Lord will help them get better. I was talking to a neighbor. He said there was an eagle’s nest onehalf mile below the Neville boat dock. He saw the hen eagle setting on the nest and the male eagle watching for fish to catch. He said there are eagles on East Fork, Straight Creek and also a report of an eagle on Stonelick Lake. This is exciting. We have the osprey here on East Fork and have been here for years. They are exciting to watch. When they are feeding, the osprey will dive into the water to get their prey, but the eagle will swoop down and pick up their prey with their talons and not go into the water.
Last week, we pulled the first radishes, green onions and cut spinach. This is good eating. Tony and Kate were down to Tennessee to visit family and brought back some big patio tomato plants and gave us two. Thanks! The tomatoes we have in the walls of water are starting to bloom. So maybe we can have ripe tomatoes by the middle of June. A good “mater” out of the garden will be great. Sunday we attended the O.V.A.M. (Ohio Valley Antique Machinery) dinner and meeting. Tony and Kate went with us. It was a good event and we got to visit with several friends. This organization is wonderful. They bring back the old time tractors, threshing machines, threshing wheat, baling saw mills, shingle making, cement block making, grinding corn meal and lots of other activities. These folks do a wonderful educational event for our younger generation to see how it used to be. This dinner meeting was held at the Eagles Hall in Georgetown. The summer picnic will be
held on the O.V.A.M. grounds on Ohio 125. The organization has bought more ground to make their grounds bigger for the event. Ruth Ann and I attended a Lions Club zone meeting at the Goshen Lions Club held at the Goshen United Methodist Church. The Lions Clubs do so much for the community. The Northeastern Club women are making dresses for the little girls in Haiti. These little girls are so proud of their dresses. They don’t have many clothes, if any. Also they collect used eyeglasses for the Haiti folks. If you look at the different Lions Clubs you can see the wonderful work each club is doing. The Bethel Lions Club is still working on the tornado relief and helping folks. These folks need lots of prayers. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice, and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.
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I love to read. I love to visit bookstores and libraries and take in all the sights and delights of thousands of books on hundreds of topics right at my fingertips. I love the tangible pleasure of pulling a book with a clever title off the shelf and leafing through its pages. If it interests me, I read the introduction, which usually triggers my decision to buy the book or put it back. Several years ago, when the new hand-held, flat-screen e-readers became the “next big thing,” I thought to myself, “There’s no way an electronic gadget is going to replace traditional books.” I might be wrong. Since their introduction, e-readers are popping up all over the place. With nearly seven million sold last year, you see them in use everywhere: Restaurants and waiting rooms, buses and planes. Even in church. Parishioners with e-readers can download the Bible in dozens of translations and follow along with the message. Of course, the e-reader is popular with students who no longer have to carry a backpack
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Benefits don’t end there. One of the most attractive e-reader features for seniors is the ability to download books for free from the library without leaving home. The user simply goes to the library’s website and follows the instructions to choose a book. Once the book is selected, it’s sent directly to the e-reader where it remains for two to three weeks. And here’s the best part: There will never be a late fee! When the book is “due,” it simply disappears from the e-reader screen. Before buying an ereader, consider talking to your local librarian who will be glad to help. Many libraries, like those in Clermont County, offer one-on-one tutoring for users getting started. Oh, and one last thing. If you buy an e-reader you may want to buy the extended warranty, too (about $30). My husband occasionally drops his Kindle Fire on the floor at night when he falls asleep reading. Some things never change.
Linda Eppler is director of Community Services for Clermont Senior Services.
RELIGION Church of the Good Samaritan
The church is having a high tea at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at the church. Tickets are $20 per person. Contact Rita Buhler at 732-3743. Wear hats and have fun. The church is at 25 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia; 753-4115.
First Church if God of Summerside
Reda Crigger will be singing at the church at 10:45 a.m. April 29. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 4704 Summerside Road, Summerside; 528-4935.
The congregation will hear from Master Sergeant Doug Reed who was severely injured in combat April 11, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. He is the Jackson Fire Department chief in Jackson, Ohio, and a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. The church is at 4359 E. Bauman Lane in Batavia; 735-8555; www.kingswayfellowship.com.
Milford First United Methodist Church
A rummage sale will take place at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April
27, and Saturday, April 28. Available will be books, clothing, tools, jewelry, toys, household items and more. Lunch is available at 11 a.m. The church is at 514 Main St. in Milford.
Williams Corner Church of God
There will be a Spring Fling Craft/Vendor Show at the church just in time for Mothers Day. The show will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The church is at 6162 Ohio 132, Goshen; 519-7159.
APRIL 25, 2012 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • B5
Coalition works to curb teen drinking Parents who host, risk jail
schools will receive $500. “Providing funds towards a school’s after prom entices students to stay after the dance instead of going to drink,” Nykolayko said. Amelia, Batavia, Felicity-Franklin, Glen Este, Milford and New Richmond high schools are participating in the incentive, she said. Coalition member Kim Callahan said the goal of the meetings and the incentive program is to provide students an “outlet” from drinking and it gives parents the chance to become more aware of Ohio alcohol laws. “I really hope this program can reach out and teach accountability and responsibility,” she said. Based on Ohio law, a parent can face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine and loss of property for providing alcohol to
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CLERMONT CO. — The Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County is stepping up efforts to curb parent supervised teendrinking parties. The coalition received a $2,000 grant in January from the The Drug Free Action Alliance to impact underage drinking through their “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” program. Coalition director Heidi Nykolayko said the grant is some of the money that will be given to high schools towards their after prom events if a representative from each attends 10 out of the 12 coalition meetings. Those
County Engineer Pat Manger plans to restore the historic covered bridge on Stonelick-Williams Corner Road. The bridge is closed to traffic because of damage from a truck.
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BATAVIA TWP. — Clermont County Engineer Pat Manger reached a compromise with a group of residents who had objected to his plans for rehabbing the historic covered bridge on Stonelick-Williams Corner Road in Stonelick Township. “I think we got something that will be to everyone’s liking,” Manger said March 14 at a meeting with the residents at the engineer’s office. “Future generations will thank you for doing this,” Faye Miller of Stonelick Township told Manger. Manger said changes to the original plan will delay the project several months, but he was confident construction would be under way by fall. The changes will not jeopardize funding or add to the costs of the project, he said. In fact, Manger said he thought the new plan would cost less than the $1.2 million estimate for the original plan. The compromise plan scraps a proposed arch system for strengthening the
bridge in favor of adding two extra timbers to the bridge’s support system. Manger Opponents had complained the arch system and other proposals in the original plan destroyed the historic integrity of the bridge. Manger said the new timbers will be similar to the original timbers used to support the bridge. “We’re trying to keep as much of the historic bridge as possible,” he said. The timber supports would increase the bridge’s load limit to 15 tons. However, the posted weight limit would be eight tons to discourage large trucks from using the bridge, Manger said. The bridge was closed in 2010 because of damage caused by a truck that weighed too much. Before it was closed, the weight limit was three tons. Manger said other parts of the bridge - roof, siding and floor - would be replaced using materials as close as possible to the original. A number of signs would be posted along roads lead-
ing to the bridge to warn of the weight restrictions, Manger said. County bridge engineer Todd Gadbury said oneway-at-a-time traffic on the bridge would be maintained, as it has been in the past. Residents had asked for some kind of height restriction barrier in advance of the bridge, similar to overhead barriers found in parking garages. The bridge opening is about 15 feet high, and the residents were concerned about damage from large trucks. Manger said this was the only area where he was unable to compromise with the residents. He said attorneys in the Clermont County Prosecutors Office told him it would not be legal to construct such barriers on a public roadway. Catherine Rush-Ossenbeck of Stonelick Township asked Manger to look into the possibility of some other warning system to keep large trucks off the bridge. “We can’t just have signs and hope for the best,” she said. Manger said he would listen to any suggestions for keeping large trucks off the bridge.
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BRIEFLY Drug drop off
In an effort to get unused and outdated prescription drugs off the street, the Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County and local law enforcement will join the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for the fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop-off locations in Clermont County are: » Amelia Police Department, 44 W. Main Street, 718-9090. » Batavia Fire Department, 2401Old Ohio 32, 7323876. » Pierce Township Police Department, 950 Locust Corner Road, 7524100. » Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, 752-1741.
Art show MILFORD-MIAMI TWP. —
Milford schools will host the second annual districtwide art show 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Works of art by students from all Milford schools will be displayed in the Milford High School cafeteria, 1 Eagles Way. The event is made possible by financial support from the Milford Schools Foundation. The Milford Schools Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to support the academic programs, services and capital improvement projects of the Milford school district.
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trict officials will offer open enrollment to students who live in any Ohio school district for the 20122013 year. Open enrollment applications may be obtained at the Central Office, 549-A W. Main St. Call 724-3077. The applications must be returned to the superintendent’s office by Friday, May 18. A public meeting to discuss the policies and procedures for open enrollment will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Williamsburg Middle/High School, 500 S. Fifth St.
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The Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. May 5 at the Batavia Branch Library. Society members will discuss how they find information about ancestors.
OWENSVILLE — The Clermont County 4-H Dairy Goat Committee is having a clinic Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds horse arena. If interested in dairy goats, this is a good opportunity to learn some basics. At 9 a.m., there will be a demonstration on making goat’s milk soap and goat cheese from Martha Enriquez of Pine Lane Soaps. Becky Jones, of the 4-H Dairy Goat Committee, will present a 4-H Quality Assurance session (required for 4-H livestock projects) at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., Beth Adams will discuss basic health care of dairy goats. At noon, there will be a showmanship clinic led by 4-H youth. Contact Becky Jones with any questions at 519-6314.
BATAVIA TWP. — Ohio Valley Goodwill will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the East Vocational Services Center, 4247 Grissom Drive. The public is invited to learn more about the paid work experiences, community-based recreational activities and volunteer experiences Goodwill provides. Homemade cookies, fruit and assorted beverages will be provided. There will be a dress-up/ photo booth and an art display. R.S.V.P. by Thursday, May 3, by calling Sharon Hannon at 771-4800, ext. 6364, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids to Parks Day
BATAVIA TWP. — Will Buddy Bison meet Buddy Beaver? What obstacles will you overcome to discover how to be safe around water? How far will you hike to search out Ohio’s Watchable Wildlife? It’s a mystery now, but come to the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, to find out. This is geared for families, Scouts and other groups with children age 6 to 10. Free giveaways will be awarded.
All programs are offered free of charge. For more information about this program and to register, call the Corps Park Ranger at (513) 797-6081 or go to www.LRL-POCemail@example.com. National Kids to Parks Day (KTP), is a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust.
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Elementary kindergarten registration for the 20122013 school year will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the school. Children must be 5 year old before Aug. 1. The following documents will be needed for student registration: Birth certificate; proof of residency (must be a current dated utility bill, lease/ rental agreement, deed or purchase contract); parent picture identification (driver’s license); current shot record; custody papers (if applicable). Students will not be registered without these items. Contact central registration at 732-2640 for summer registration.
MONROE TWP. — April is National Grange month. Granges across the United States celebrate with open houses and special meetings. The Monroe Grange will be serving food and non-alcoholic beverages at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg April 27, April 28 and April 29. Grange was founded in 1867 by Oliver Hudson Kelley. It was to benefit the farmers after the Civil War. Grange members do many community service projects. Visitors are invited to a meeting to learn more. Monroe Grange members will meet next at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville. Saturday, May 5, members will host a plant sale there from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the monthly card party will take place that evening at 7 p.m. For more information, contact George Rooks at 734-6980.
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BATAVIA TWP. — The Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID) will hold
MILFORD — The Milford Amateur Radio Club will hold their 22nd annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Eastside Christian Church, 5874 Montclair Blvd. in Miami Township, the building that used to house the Milford cinema. Cost is $5, children under 12 are free. Tailgating will be conducted in the parking lot at a cost of $1. Inside tables are $5 and requires an admission ticket. Commercial vendors are invited. Hourly prizes will be awarded plus a grant prize will be given out at the end of the day. VE exams will be given at 9 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome with identification.
UNION TWP. — The 10th Annual Cincy Kids 4 Kids Charity Golf Outing is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the California Golf Course. Cost is $320 per foursome, which includes: Golf, giveaways, prizes, dinner and the chance to make a difference for area children in need. Prizes will be given for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, closest to the clubhouse, first, second and third place. Mulli-
gans for memories and skins game will be played. All proceeds will be used to sponsor the Annual Starshine Hospice memorial service, as well as wishlist items for the child life programs at Children’s Hospital Medical Center and sothers Call Missy at 325-0511 or visit www.cincykids4kids.org.
Spring CASA gala CLERMONT COUNTY —
The spring gala to benefit CASA for Clermont Kids will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Receptions Conference Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., next to Jungle Jim’s. There will be a silent auction with items such as a private bungalow in Costa Rica, Reds box seats, and a VIP tour of the Cincinnati Zoo’s Vanishing Giants. Channel 9 co-anchor Brendan Keefe will emcee the event. Tickets are $30. Every ticket purchase will be entered into a drawing for a surprise gift from Tiffany & Co. CASA for Clermont Kids is a nonprofit group, which recruits and trains people to serve as a child’s advocate or court representative. For more information, call 732-7160 or visit www.casaforclermontkidds.com.
Harley open house
UNION TWP. — There will be an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Harley-Davidson of Eastgate, 699 Old Ohio 74, near Eastgate Mall. The event will feature live music, a tattoo artist and various vendors, including the Clermont County Safe Communities program staff, who will be providing tips about motorcycle safety. For more information, call 528-1400. Visit www.eastgateharley.com.
PERI meeting CLERMONT COUNTY —
The PERI District Four annual meeting will be held April 30, at the Owensville United Methodist Church, 258 U.S. 50, Owensville. PERI is for those retired from public service in Ohio. The meeting is open to the non-chapter members also. The registration is
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an open house Thursday, April 26, to discuss proposed infrastructure improvements along Old Ohio 74, between the intersections of Olive Branch-Stonelick Road and Armstrong Boulevard. Citizens are invited to stop in anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, 2381 Clermont Center Drive in Batavia. The open house is an opportunity for citizens to provide input on proposed transportation and infrastructure improvements. Exhibits will be on display and members of the project team will be available to answer questions. Comment sheets will be available. The exhibits and a comment sheet drop-box will be available for one week following the open house, at the Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. For additional information, visit www.tid.ClermontCountyOhio.gov or contact the Clermont County Engineer’s Office at 7328857.
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9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and there will be vendors set up from Humana and Express Scripts. Ohio Rep. Connie Pilich will talk and then answer questions, followed by a short business meeting. Lunch at noon. The lunch reservation should be made with Franklin Thomas no later than April 20: Franklin Thomas, 1842 Doral Drive, Fairfield, OH, 45014. The meal is $8. Make checks payable to Franklin Thomas. The meal is bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, sautéed chicken, roasted garlic red potatoes, seasoned broccoli, tossed salad, dinner rolls, assorted pies and desserts.
WILLIAMSBURG — The public is invited to attend the Williamsburg Garden Club’s annual Plant Auction at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Fellowship Room of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, corner of Third and Gay streets. Club members and friends will bring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, ornamental grasses, hostas, day lilies, shrubs, young trees and other garden-related items. There also will be items donated by area nurseries and garden stores. Proceeds will be used for civic beautification in Williamsburg. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 724-3657 or visit www.williamsburggarden-club.org
WEST CLERMONT — A non-profit agency has partnered with the West Clermont Local School District to increase awareness about college and career planning. The “Plan the Way Foundation” is offering free one-hour sessions monthly to seventh- and eighthgrade students and their families. The upcoming session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, will focus on the appropriate use of social media and how it can affect college admissions and career opportunities. Students and their families can register by calling 753-1290 or visiting ptwfoundation.org.
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Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing Male stated he was threatened with gun at Church St. No. 2, April 2. Domestic violence At Lori Lane, March 31.
BATAVIA Arrests/citations Randall Shope, 19, 1158 Beechridge Court, drug possession, April 1. Barbara J. Willoughby, 44, 5615 Flagstone Way, warrant, March 31. Deborah K. Ellis, 54, 22 Swan Lane, driving under influence, April 6.
Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at E. Glen, April 1. Menacing Male was threatened at N. Riverside, April 2. Theft Screen door taken at 259 E. Charles St., March 29.
PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Melissa A. Frickman, 37, 322 St. Andrews Drive, warrant, March 31. Alonzo W. Smith, 23, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 194, recited, April 1. Lana L. Moore, 26, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 103, warrant, April 3. Andrea L. Emmitt, 19, 3235 Snider Malott Road, warrant, April 4. Andrea Roden, 24, 37 Lori Lane No. 2, theft, April 5. Juvenile, 17, theft, April 5. Rebecca Lyons, 31, 3787 Stillmeadow, confinement of dog, April 8. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, April 8. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, April 8. Douglas Malloy, 21, 114 Forest Meadow, criminal trespass, April 6. Rebecca R. Rideout, 21, 4718 Tealtown, criminal trespass, April 6. Gary L. Duncan, 32, 1354 No. A Wilson Dunham, theft, April 8. Alma M. Shockley, 52, 1346 Locust Lake No. 3, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, April 6.
Arrests/citations Bryan Deborde, 31, homeless, warrant, April 2.
Incidents/investigations Drug paraphernalia Items found in vehicle during
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Assault Female was assaulted at Ohio 125 No. 103, April 3. Male was assaulted at E. Ohio Pike, April 5. Burglary WII system, I-Pods, etc. taken;
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$2,539 at 1700 Fairway Blvd. No. 8, April 2. Confinement of dog Dog running loose at 3787 Stillmeadow, April 8. Criminal damage Door damaged on vehicle at 1721 Ohio 125, April 6. Copper lines cut on AC unit at 3745 Hopper Hill, March 22. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Walmart at Ohio Pike, April 6. Disorderly conduct while intoxicated Female acted in disorderly manner at 1346 Locust Lake No. 3, April 6. Domestic violence At Jenny Lind Road, April 3. At Stillmeadow Drive, April 8. At Ohio 132, April 8. At Hal Cor Lane, April 9. Theft GPS unit taken from vehicle at 3806 Merwin Ten Mile Road, April 3. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $100 at Ohio Pike, April 5. DVD games, etc. taken from Walmart; $61 at Ohio Pike, April 5. GPS unit, etc. taken from vehicles at 1194 Birch Bark and 3731 Redthorne, April 5. Change, etc. taken from vehicle at 1184 Birch Bark, April 5. Various games, a coat, etc. taken from Walmart; $358 at Ohio Pike, April 6. Unlawful sexual conduct with minor Offense involved female juvenile at unknown location, April 8. Vandalism Retaining wall damaged at 3732 Fulton Grove, April 7.
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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. Ave., driving under suspension, April 6. Shelby L. Lewis, 19, 968 Long Lane, underage possession of alcohol, April 6. Logan Schrichten, 21, 1498 Fayetteville Road, open container, April 6. Scott Steger, 42, 1204 Scottwood, driving under influence, April 7. Sean M. Moore, 38, 3058 Vivian, theft, April 6. Jeff G. Ruark Jr., 22, 315 Dair Ave., warrant, April 5. Robert C. Wolfe, no age given, 512 W. State St., driving under suspension, April 5. Jason E. Leach, 22, 4757 Woodlawn, drug possession, driving under influence, April 7. Paul D. Willis, 59, 5 Old Orchard, leaving the scene, driving under suspension, April 7. Rebecca R. Rideout, 21, 4718 Tealtown, criminal trespass, April 6. Douglas Malloy, 21, 114 Forest Meadow, criminal trespass, April 6.
John L. Chanceller, 31, driving under influence, April 7. Kevin E. Price, 21, drug possession, driving under influence, April 7. Dylan Wildeboer, 20, marijuana possession, open container, April 7. Samantha Dever, 20, 4272 Cidermill, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 7. Daniel A. Noble, 20, 4272 Cidermill, driving under suspension, April 7. Rebecca R. Rideout, 21, 4718 Tealtown, no drivers license, April 7. Joseph McCauley, 22, 3160 Linwood, driving under influence, April 7. Angela C. Haynie, 27, 1469 Hilltree, driving under suspension, April 8. Jessica K. White, 25, 114 W. Missouri Ave., warrant, April 7. Kendra M. Pappas, 21, 1123 Westchester Way, driving under influence, April 8. Denise M. Alford, 40, 906 Staghorn, child endangerment,
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A Loving Church in Jesus’ Name Sunday School..............................10:00AM Sunday Morning Worship..............10:45AM Thurs Prayer & Bible Study..............7:00PM Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship www.FirstChurchofJesusChrist.org 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, Ohio 45150 Pastor: Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450
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101 South Lebanon Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 683-4244 Lead Pastor Jonathan Eilert Pastor Grant Eckhart Saturday Service 5:00pm Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30am & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30am http://www.princeofpeaceelca.org
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April 6. Adam W. Tracey, 27, 1403 Elrond, domestic violence, April 4. Adam W. Tracey, 27, 1403 Elrond, theft, criminal damage, April 4. Kendle L. Sarver, 18, 481 Yarrabee, warrant, April 4. Tyler L. Holden, 21, 485 Shannon, disorderly conduct, April 4. Dillan D. Norris, 24, 492 Clough, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, April 4. Jeremy D. Ford, no age given, 221 Broadway, driving under influence, April 4. Matthew J. Hopkins, 26, 926 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, April 5. Ronald P. Amren Jr., 27, 1493 Woodville Pike, disorderly conduct, April 5. Robert Baumett, 19, 4384 Eastwood No. 2110, domestic violence, April 4. Terrance J. Meyer, 49, 950 Meadowland, assault, April 1. Curt A. Terry, 48, 4286 Babson Park, driving under influence, April 6. James W. Reed, 21, 1890 Pebble Ridge No. 4, drug possession paraphernalia, April 6. Victor B. Barney, 34, 4485 Timberglen, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 5. Adam W. Tracey, 27, 825 Danny Drive, warrant service, April 5. Ashley J. Upton, 18, 4515 Eastwood No. 13102, keg law, underage consumption, April 4. Caitlyn Kramer, 18, 4515 Eastwood No. 13102, keg law, April 4. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, April 4. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, April 4. Joshua M. Vallance, 33, 157
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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 Cardinal, warrant, driving under suspension, April 9. Sean T. Berold, 26, 3977 Youngman, drug paraphernalia, warrant, April 10. Cheryl A. Raitt, 48, 3973 Piccadilly, warrant service, April 9. Robert L. Day, 24, 3998 Hamblen, warrant service, April 9. Jeanette A. Marshall, 26, 3610 Maplewood, driving under influence, April 9. Juvenile, 14, domestic violence, April 9. Jason N. Hopper, 34, 141 Newlun Court, attempted burglary, April 9. Kelly S. Mason, 50, 4326 Long Lake, driving under suspension, April 9. Billy J. Major, 37, 3383 Oakland Locust Ridge, drug paraphernalia, warrant service, April 9. Charles Shields, 36, Lka 4673 Beechwood, open container, April 9. Travis R. Lelesch, 32, 208 E. North St., driving under suspension, April 6. Kenneth A. Redmon, 27, 475 Piccadilly, driving under suspension, April 8. Alexander D. Padilla, 34, 1111 Shayler No. 10, aggravated menacing, menacing by stalking, resisting arrest, April 8. Don F. Edwards, 40, 4361 Terrace Drive, domestic violence, April 10. Juanita F. Maddux, 52, 3743 Hopper Hill, driving under
suspension, April 10. Yvonne E. Henson, 40, 503 Piccadilly, warrant, April 10. Terry S. Bullins Jr., 24, 3358 Little Creek, driving under suspension, April 10. David King, 40, 2590 Watson, warrant, April 11. Dylan Rigney, 22, 117 Parker, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse, April 11. Jessica A. Mofford, 21, 6981 Clough, complicity to theft, April 11. Paul D. Malicoat, 42, 13 Whispering Woods, theft, April 11. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, April 11. Chynna Lawson, 20, 5303 Belfast, driving under influence, April 11.
Incidents/investigations Arson Shed set on fire at Cross Pointe Baptist Church at 4596 Bells Lane, April 9. Burglary Two compound bows, etc. taken; $1,950 at 495 Old Ohio 74, April 5. Diamond ring and cash taken; $6,858 at 1188 Muirwood Lane, April 9. Child enticement Woman reported this offense at area of Boundry and Banberry Trace, April 8. Criminal damage Vehicle scratched at 4495 Eastwood, April 4. Vehicle damaged at 1102 Flick Lane, April 8.
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Criminal mischief Windows damaged at 446 Ashworth Court, April 11. Criminal simulation Counterfeit $20 bill passed at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., April 4. Four counterfeit $20 bills passed at Thornton's at Newberry Drive, April 12. Domestic violence At Terrace Drive, April 5. Forgery Checks taken and forged at 4435 Aicholtz No. 200, April 3. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 4408 Eastwood No. 5209, April 4. Menacing Male was threatened at Brandychase Way, April 7. Male was threatened at Youngs Lane, April 5. Overdose Possible overdose on heroin reported at 1000 block of Kennedy's Landing, April 6. Subject overdosed on heroin at 4263 Ferguson, April 5. Rape Female reported this offense at Ohio Pike, April 7. Theft Diamond ring taken from unknown apartment; $600 at Piccadilly Circle, April 5. Medication, camera, etc. taken from vehicle at 4190 Clough Lane, April 7. Unlisted items taken at 3914 Old Savannah No. 9, April 6. Bracelet taken from Spencer's at Eastgate Blvd., April 7. Revolver taken; $307 at 779 Barg Salt Run, April 8. Work shoes taken from vehicle; $30 at 4593 Summerside, April 7. Medication taken at 4519 Eastwood No. 13310, April 8. Necklaces taken from JC Penney; $101 at Eastgate Blvd., April 4. Wallet taken from purse at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, April 4. Groceries taken from Kroger; $17 at Ohio Pike, April 4. Candy taken from Kroger; $13 at Ohio Pike, April 4. Playstation and a laptop computer taken; $700 at 3974 Piccadilly No. F, April 3. Shoes taken from Kohl's; $37 at Eastgate Blvd., April 4.
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I-Pad and case taken from vehicle at 4017 Brandychase, April 3. Merchandise taken from Kohl's; $120 at Eastgate Blvd., April 11. Silver coins taken; $100 at 811 Clough Pike, April 11. GPS unit and charger taken from vehicle at 104 Parkwatch Court, April 9. Tools taken from vehicle; over $1,000 at 485 Ohio 125, April 10. Generator taken from Home Depot; $1,799 at Ohio Pike, April 11. Unauthorized use 2001 Saturn taken at 3914 Old Savannah No. 9, April 4.
WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, obstruction, resisting arrest, April 4. James Thomas, 29, 8765 Decoursey Pike, assault, April 6. Angie Fowler, 37, 221 S. 4th St., domestic violence, April 2. Ian Craig, 18, 221 S. 4th St., domestic violence, April 2. Jennifer Riley, 26, 3172 Lindale Mount Holly, warrant, April 4. Tiffany Meyer, 23, 586 E. Grant Ave., warrant, April 4.
Incidents/investigations Assault Female was assaulted at area of North 3rd Street and West Main Street, April 6. Domestic incident At Spring Street, April 4. Domestic violence At South Fourth Street, April 2. Theft Two tricycles taken at Williamsburg Elementary School at Spring Street, April 4. Unlisted items taken at 788 E. Main St., April 4. Medication taken at 756 Hoffman Ave., April 5.
CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 3218 Marshall, Amelia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2740 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2738 Ohio Pike, Bethel, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 3969 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 171 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 12. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, 1751 E. Ohio Pike Lot 117, Amelia, breaking and entering, theft at 2738 Ohio 125, Bethel, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2705 Ohio 222, Amelia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, , breaking and entering, theft at 1100 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2215 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 11. Jamie Delmont Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 1404 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 3218 Marshall, Amelia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2738 Ohio Pike, Bethel, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 171 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, 790 Wood Street, Batavia, breaking and entering, theft at 2738 Ohio 125, Bethel, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2705 Ohio 222, Amelia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 1100 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 2215 Old
Ohio 32, Batavia, April 11. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft at 1404 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, April 12. Athena Gabrielle Jenkins, 30, 2354 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, burglary at 1854 Carnes Road, New Richmond, March 23. Michael John Woosley, 34, 78 Hilltop Estates, New Richmond, receiving stolen property at 1854 Carnes Road, New Richmond, April 11. Anthony Edward Hughes, 28, criminal child enticement at 209 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, April 10. Shawn Daryl Orr, 48, 4724 Jamerson Forest Circle, Marietta, Ga, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, open container liquor at 2061 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 9. Kurtis Gregory Calvert, 28, 636 Easter Road, Bethel, assault, vandalism at 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, April 9. Melinda N. Wagner, 31, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, assault at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. James Michael Young, 33, 315 Columbin St., New Richmond, receiving stolen property at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. Juvenile, 12, domestic violence, Amelia, April 8. Robert Allen Clowers, 39, 239 Apples Way, Batavia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Forest Glenn & Clough Pike, Batavia, April 9. Christopher Patrick Ryan, 24, 394 Linden Walk, Lexington, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 9. Juvenile, 13, theft, Amelia, April 10. Cortlend Ralph Mason, 23, 140 Starr Drive, Nelsonville, Oh, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, April 10. Juvenile, 14, assault, New Richmond, April 10. Kyle A. Hesler, 26, 4618 Trophy Lane, Batavia, driving while under the influence of alcohol/ drugs, open liquor container operator or passenger of motor vehicle, possession of drugs at Old Ohio 74 at Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, April 11. Mathew Daniel Patrick, 23, 2461 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, theft at 1714 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 11. Michael Joseph Brewer, 31, 1290 Woodville Pike, Milford, theft at 1604 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 11. Kenneth Ray Hamilton, 52, 1881 Laurel Lindale Road Lot 7, New Richmond, theft at 1604 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 11. Charles Ryan Canada, 29, 3387 Mauch Road, Amelia, theft at 3387 Mauch Road, Amelia, April 12. Jason Allen Snyder, 25, 2286 Siesta Drive, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs, resisting arrest at Bauer Road & Brunk Road, Batavia, April 13. Juvenile, 17, 4 juvenile cigarette or other tobacco products violations - use, consume, or possess, Batavia, April 13. Juvenile, 14, assault - knowingly harm victim, Batavia, April 13. Cody Wilson, 22, 6928 Valley Ave, Cincinnati, criminal trespass at 500 University Lane, Batavia, April 14. Tristan Robert Teeters, 24, 1685 Swope Road, Bethel, breaking and entering, possessing criminal tools at 1723 Swope Road, Bethel, April 14. Carisa L. Weber, 25, 5704 Trenton Court, Milford, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs marijuana at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 15. Monte Williams, 52, 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, theft at 1717 Ohio 749, Amelia, April 15. Jason Scarborough, 33, 204 North Charity Street, Unit A, Bethel, possessing drug abuse instruments at 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, April 15. Edward Lee Hodges, 34, 6004 Belfast Road, Goshen, possessing drug abuse instruments at 130 E. Main St., Batavia, April 15. Melissa Anne Jones, 44, 4152 Kincheloe Road, Georgetown, theft at 2275 Bauer Road, Batavia, March 29. Tonya Ann Criscillis, 37, 4317 Marbe Lane, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 10. Wanda Faye Wright, 50, 309 Center Street, New Richmond, possession of drugs at Lindale Nicholsville at Fairoak, Amelia,
March 31. Brittney Marie Oldham, 20, 9153 Five Points Fincastle Road, Sardinia, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs at 52 West Main St., Amelia, March 31. Austin Wayne Hundley, 26, 34 E. Hudson Ave., Dayton, burglary, theft at 2911 Old Ohio 32 Apt. 13, Batavia, March 26. Andrew Ryan Paust, 19, 259 W. Main St., Williamsburg, receiving stolen property at 2911 Old Ohio 32 Apt. 13, Batavia, March 26. David A. Ruhstaller, 19, 202 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, possession of drugs at Old 32 at Summit Road, Batavia, March 31. Brandon A. Creager, 18, 291 Sherwood Court, Batavia, interference w/custody - < 18 or mentally handicapped < 21, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor at Sunny Meadow, Batavia, March 29. Ashley Nicole Fulton, 23, 216 Front St., New Richmond, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments at Front Street at Main Street, New Richmond, March 31. Sean Matthew Jarman, 27, 165 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, March 30. Rosemary Nmn Preston, 61, 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, identity fraud at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, March 26. Juvenile, 16, theft, Batavia, March 30. Michael J. Tekulve, 51, 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, using weapons while intoxicated at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 26. Sierra Tiffany Nichols, 21, 700 University Lane, Apt. 111, Batavia, endangering children, obstructing official business at 700 University Lane, Batavia, March 26. Jamie Lynn Gatlin, 34, 368 Seneca Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 368 Seneca Drive, Batavia, March 26. Edemonds Lamont Meredith, 26, 4356 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, criminal trespass at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 27. Amanda Weinberg, 18, 500 University Lane, Batavia, obstructing official business at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 27. Anna Renee Sebastian, 48, 700 University Lane 210, Batavia, theft at 700 University Lane, Batavia, March 27. Courtney Hancock, 19, 4704 Beechwood Road, Cincinnati, assault at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 28. Robert Edward Smith, 25, 474 Old Ohio 74 Apt. 503 Eastgate, Cincinnati, notice of change of address at 474 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 3. Nicole Lyn Carrier, 33, 5 Montgomery Way Apt. 7, Amelia, notice of change of address at 5 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 3. Sarah E. Schmidt, 28, 1202 Saddletop Ridge, Batavia, theft at 1202 Saddletop Ridge, Batavia, April 5. Ike Nmn Farrell, 31, 8676 Airport Road, Georgetown, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 29. Nancy Roberta Lilly, 39, 654 Chateau Drive, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs possess at 30 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, March 29. David L. Rabe, 51, 68 Lucy Creek, Amelia, public indecency exposure at 74 Lucy Creek, Amelia, March 29. James Elroy Anderson, 26, 2191 East Ohio Pike, Amelia, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, March 30. William George Koller, 24, 500 University Lane, Batavia, disorderly conduct - intoxicated create risk of harm, resisting arrest at 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 31. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force, Batavia, March 31. Dante L. Ingram, 21, 7035 Britton Ave., Cincinnati, driving under OVI suspension, obstructing official business, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest at 300 University Lane, Batavia, March 31. Staephan Marice Oglesby, 21, 200 University Lane, No. 310, Batavia, obstructing official business at 300 University Lane, Batavia, March 31.
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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 Brandon L. Macke, 22, 3714 Mackey Road, Amelia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Amelia Olive Branch / Clough, Batavia, April 1. Daniel R. Brose, 23, 3885 Bennett Apt. 3A 10, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Amelia Olive Branch / Clough, Batavia, April 1. Anthony Edward Hughes, 28, criminal child enticement at 209 East Fork Crossing, Batavia, April 10. Stefanie Wood, 23, 2348 Ohio 222, New Richmond, misuse of credit card, theft at 2348 Ohio 222, New Richmond, April 7. Juvenile, 14, misuse of credit card, Williamsburg, April 3. Juvenile, 14, theft, Williamsburg, April 3. Juvenile, 16, misuse of credit card, Williamsburg, April 3. Tyler Mann, 18, 3371 Whispering Trees Drive, Amelia, drug paraphernalia at 2700 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 5. James E. Fritz, 24, 2857 Lindale Mount Holly, Amelia, possession of drugs at 2700 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 5. Rodney Allen Orourke, 22, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, possessing drug abuse instruments at 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, April 5. Charles Latchford, 30, 17210 Minnick Road, Mount Orab, attempt - use for orc arrest offense code only at 4288 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, April 5. Shawn Daryl Orr, 48, 4724 Jamerson Forest Circle, Marietta, GA, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, open container liquor at 2061 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 9. Kurtis Gregory Calvert, 28, 636 Easter Road, Bethel, assault, vandalism at 4700 Ohio 276, Batavia, April 9. Nicholas A. Delape, 20, 210 East Pike, Cynthiana, criminal damaging/endangering at 1331 Post Creek Road, Batavia, April 6. Jeremy Lawrence Burnham, 39, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, April 7. Justin Chaz Kelley, 31, 4836 Eubanks Road, Lynchburg, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Hwy. 50 and Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, April 7. Rolanda Caprice McKinnon, 49, 161 Washington St., Hamilton, fugitive from justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, April 7. Melinda N. Wagner, 31, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, assault at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. James Michael Young, 33, 315 Columbin St., New Richmond, receiving stolen property at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. Gregory Wayne Johns, 48, 122 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 122 Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, April 7.
Bruce R. Crooker, 22, 1890 Ohio 232, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments at 1890 Ohio 232, New Richmond, April 8. Christopher M. Price, 24, 1799 Elijah Creek Road, Hebron, drug paraphernalia at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 8. Erin N. Thomas, 27, 515 Kluemper Court, Covington, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 1368 Gumbert Drive, Amelia, April 8. Juvenile, 12, domestic violence, Amelia, April 8. Robert Allen Clowers, 39, 239 Apples Way, Batavia, possession of drugs - marijuana at Forest Glenn & Clough Pike, Batavia, April 9. Christopher Patrick Ryan, 24, 394 Linden Walk, Lexington, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 9.
Incidents/investigations Arson At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, March 29. Assault - knowingly harm victim At Clough Pike, Batavia, April 13. Assault At Bulldog Place, Batavia, April 4. At Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 7. At Stonelick Woods, Batavia, March 27. At West Road, New Richmond, April 8. At Ohio 276, Batavia, April 10. At University Lane, Batavia, March 30. At Ohio 125/Bach Buxton, Amelia, March 26. At Bethel New Richmond Road, Lot 52, New Richmond, April 10. At Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 7. At Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, April 13. At Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, April 11. At Ohio 276, Batavia, April 10. At University Lane, Apt. 111, Batavia, April 12. Breaking and entering At 2098 James E Sauls Ohio Drive, Batavia, March 28. At 2260 Berry Road, Amelia, April 2. At 3990 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 4. At 4446 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 4. At 4986 McKay Road, Batavia, March 29. At 1100 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Jan. 14. At 2740 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Sept. 6. At 3218 Marshall, Amelia, July 13. At 2705 Ohio 222, Amelia, Jan. 8. At 1404 Old Ohio 74, Batavia, Jan. 17. At 171 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Nov. 29. At 171 Mount Holly Road, Amelia, Nov. 30. At 2101 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, April 13. At 2215 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, Jan. 16. At 2997 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, April 13. At 3360 Musgrove Road, Wil-
liamsburg, April 14. At 3969 Ohio 132, Batavia, Oct. 17. At 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, Jan. 6. Burglary At 1334 Covedale Lane, Amelia, April 8. At 1470 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 5. At 2347 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, March 28. At 2461 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 30. At 2911 Old Ohio 32 Apt. 13, Batavia, Dec. 18. At 3293 Musgrove Road, Williamsburg, March 29. At 4170 Dela Palma, Williamsburg, March 26. At 87 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, April 6. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 10. At 1854 Carnes Road, New Richmond, March 12. At 3886 Greenbrook Drive, Amelia, April 13. At 3925 Wolf Creek, Amelia, April 13. Criminal child enticement At East Fork Crossing, Batavia, April 1. Criminal damaging/endangering At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 12. At 2191 Ohio 125 Lot 49, Amelia, April 9. At 2840 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 9. At 2934 Ohio 131, Batavia, April 13. At 408 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 13. At 5471 Brushy Fork Road, Batavia, April 14. At 1102 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 3. At 1331 Post Creek Road, Batavia, April 6. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, March 30. At 2191 Ohio 125 Lot 49, Amelia, April 9. At 2636 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, March 31. At 2840 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 9. At 2873 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 7. At 2911 Old Ohio 32 Apt. 12, Williamsburg, April 5. At 3749 Ohio 132, Batavia, March 31. At 4 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 3. At 4307 East Fork Valley Drive, Batavia, April 3. At 4652 Elmwood Road, Batavia, April 7. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 30. At 5643 Malsbeary Road, Williamsburg, April 3. Criminal mischief At 1862 Rolling Hills Drive, New Richmond, April 15. At 101 Santa Maria Drive, Amelia, April 6. At 4231 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, April 3. Criminal trespass At 2553 Ohio 222, New Richmond, April 9. 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 27. 600 University Lane, Batavia, April 4. At 2553 Ohio 222, New Richmond, April 9.
At 500 University Lane, Batavia, April 14. Deception to obtain a dangerous drug At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 15. Disorderly conduct At 500 University Lane, Batavia, March 31. Domestic violence - cause belief of imminent physical harm by threat or force At North Meadow Court, Batavia, March 31. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, April 7. At Gumbert Drive, Amelia, April 8. Domestic violence At Berry Road, Amelia, April 6. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 9. At Whispering Trees Drive, Amelia, April 3. At Seneca Drive, Batavia, March 26. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 9. At Parkside, Batavia, April 11. At Williamsburg Bantam Road, Batavia, April 12. Driving under OVI suspension At 300 University Lane, Batavia, March 31. Driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs At 2061 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 9. At Old Ohio 74 at Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, April 11. Drug paraphernalia At 2700 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 5. At 2700 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 5. At 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 8. At 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 8. At Amelia Olive Branch / Clough, Batavia, April 1. At Front Street at Main Street, New Richmond, Feb. 23. At Hwy. 50 and Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, April 7. At Lindale Nicholsville at Fairoak, Amelia, Oct. 8. At 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 15. At Bauer Road & Brunk Road, Batavia, April 13. Endangering children At Ohio 132 Lot 253, New Richmond, April 5. At University Lane, Batavia, March 26. Extortion At 1362 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 10. Failure to confine a canine At 1805 Stonelick Woods, Batavia, March 27. At 3629 N. Heartwood Road, Amelia, April 9. At 48 Amelia Olive Branch, Amelia, April 4. At 3629 N. Heartwood Road, Amelia, April 9. Forgery At 29 Lawson Drive, Amelia, March 27. At 4431 Elmwood Road, Batavia, March 26. At 43 Honeysuckle Drive, Amelia, April 10. Fugitive from justice
IN THE COURTS The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.
Filings Virginia White, et al., vs. Edward Herschel Bensen, et al., other tort. Betty Schmidt vs. Russell J. Dickten, et al., other tort. Kenneth W. Isaacs, et al., vs. Janet B. Brothers, et al., other tort. Tracy M. Marcum vs. Stephen Buehrer Administrator/Ohio Bureau of Sunrise Manor and Convalescent Center Inc., worker’s compensation. Amanda Hodges vs. Stephen Buehrer/Batavia Schools, worker’s compensation. George Johnson vs. Patent Construction Systems, worker’s compensation. Bank of America NA successor by merger to BAC vs. Michael Caudill, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Blaine Vize, et al., foreclosure. Residential Credit Solutions Inc. vs. Thomas M. McGinnis, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Gary White, et al., foreclosure. Liberty Savings Bank FSB vs. Valerie McMillan Manigan, et al., foreclosure.
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Beverly Andrews, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Brian Catron, et al., foreclosure. Fidelity Bank vs. Paul Charles Werner, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Wiliam T. Stouffer Jr., et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York Mellon vs. unknown heirs devisees legatees executors admin of unknown spouse if any of Florence Amburgey Hodge, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Peggy J. Jones, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Shirley Geyer, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Kevin P. Lyons, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Jaime Kirkham, et al., foreclosure. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. vs. Rebecca Fuqua, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Douglas Orcutt, et al., foreclosure. PNC Bank NA vs. Troy J. Naylor, et al., foreclosure. Riverhills Bank vs. George W. Fannin, et al., foreclosure. Citifinancial Inc. vs. Charles Richards Jr., et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Randy D. Valentine, et al., foreclosure.
J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Daniel W. Peters, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Elrego Properties LLC, et al., foreclosure.
U.S. Bank NA vs. Jeries F. Daoud, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. David N. Crist, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. Timothy M. McDaniel, et al., foreclosure.
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IN THE COURTS Continued from Page B9 J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Kenneth E. Stringer, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True as Clermont County Treasurer vs. Kenneth E. Stringer, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Mayra F. Rafferty, et al., foreclosure. Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Brian Clifton, et al., foreclosure. Bank of America NA vs. James W. Miller, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert True Treasurer Clermont County vs. Angela Cashner, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. John R. Middick, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. John A. Knox, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA as trustee for Aegis vs. William C. Johns, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Shirley A. Schattauer, et al., foreclosure. Residential Credit Solutions Inc. vs. Geoffrey Sidlow, et al., foreclosure. Bank of New York vs. Janet K. Waddell, et al., foreclosure. J. Robert true Treasurer of Clermont County vs. Beckron Group LLC, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. James L. Gilkison, et al., foreclosure. Midfirst Bank vs. Kevin D. Dick, et al., foreclosure. Sandra R. Shearer vs. Scott A.
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Gerhardt Jr., other civil. Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Greg L. Hensley, other civil. Eric W. Robinson, et al., vs. Encompass Home and Auto Insurance Co., other civil. American Express Bank FSB vs. Bethany Vondran, other civil. Jonathan W. Brombosz vs. Jason A. Watson, et al., other civil. Gina Logistics Corp. vs. Total Quality Logistics LLC, other civil. Crystal Clean Maid & Janitorial Service LLC vs. Cheri Blum, other civil. Mark Mason vs. James W. Bills, et al., other civil. Samantha Anderson vs. John Wendel, et al., other civil.
Divorce David J. Peterson vs. Tiffany A. Peterson Judy Burger vs. Charles C. Burger Paula A. Dearmon vs. Bryan P. Dearmon
Dissolution Joshua C. Zender vs. Kate C. Zender Lee A. Whited vs. Walter M. Whited Sarah M. Lindsey vs. Randall L. Lindsey II Dale A. Lynch vs. Angela M. Lynch Angela K. Griffin vs. Steven D. Griffin James T. Starr vs. Amanda L. Starr James W. Heskamp Jr. vs. Brandi Heskamp Angela Reed vs. Robert D. Reed Amanda N. Belfy vs. Theron L. Belfy Franz B. Ott II vs. Lony B. Ott Michael Hoge vs. Alicia Hoge Tiffany A. Price vs. Courtenay Price
Indictments The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant
filing charges. Joseph John Shipley, 34, 1723 Swope Road, Bethel, forgery, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jamie Lee Davis, 29, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Wilbur Lee Thomas Shuemake, 22, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Bryan Stephen Ritter, 34, 3884 Hopper Hill, Cincinnati, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, driving under suspension, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jerry Wayne Craig, 27, 2730 Ohio 222, Lot No. 2, Bethel, theft, Bethel Police. Terry Lee Baird, 47, 341 Gay St., Williamsburg, theft from an elderly person, Williamsburg Village Police. Melissa Lena Amato, 25, 3948 Fulton Grove Road, Cincinnati, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Michael Anthony Hampton, 20, 307 North West St., No. 15, Bethel, robbery, theft, Union Township Police. Robin Matthew Richardson, 56, 3333 Derby Drive, Cincinnati, illegal processing of drug documents, Union Township Police. Jacob Michael Burns, 20, 4454 Eastern Ave., Apt. 402, Cincinnati, theft from an elderly person, Union Township Police. Stephanie M. Seiter, 39, 301 East 1st St., Silver Grove, KY, misuse of credit cards, grand theft, forgery, receiving stolen property, theft, Pierce Township Police. Edward C. Lukacevic, 18, 24 Old Stephenson Mill Road, Walton, KY, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, New Richmond Police. Carl Harland Wilburn Jr., 35, 2820 Chilo Cemetery Road, Felicity, breaking and entering, Felicity Police. Robert Edward Smith III, 25, Clermont County Jail, gross sexual imposition, escape,
Union Township Police. Christopher Bryan Roseberry, 35, 50 Meadow Crest, Loveland, aggravated trafficking in drugs, trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Selena Chante Hoskins, 27, 2 Park Ave. Loveland, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Township Police. Felix Angel Merced, 42, 2 Park Ave., Loveland, trafficking in marijuana, Goshen Township Police. Randall McGibony Losey, 48, 4450 Glen Willow, Batavia, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in cocaine, Goshen Township Police. Darryl Lee Hignite, 31, 3381 Ohio 132, Amelia, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Robert Edward Smith III, 24, Clermont County Jail, notice of of address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Wayne Kuykendall, 32, 175 West Main St. Apt. B, Williamsburg, theft, telecommunications fraud, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jamie Nichole Phillips, 20, Clermont County Jail, rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, kidnapping, felonious assault, Union Township Police. Walter Tyler Richardson, 26, Clermont County Jail, burglary, Miami Township Police. Michael Alan Sowder, 37, 28 Park Ave., Loveland, felonious assault, domestic violence, Goshen Township Police. Chynna Lawson, 20, 3055 Jenny Lind Road, Amelia, breaking and entering theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Andrew Nathaniel Carman, 18, 714 Old Ohio 74 No. 12, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Christopher Wayne Nichols, 29, 5303 Belfast Owensville Road, Batavia, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Jamie Delmar Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, burglary, breaking and entering, grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, burglary, breaking and entering,
grand theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Brandi Faye Jernigan, 28, 1257 Birch View Lane, Amelia, receiving stolen property, forgery, Union Township Police. David Nathan Burns Jr., 46, Clermont County Jail, aggravated trafficking in drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drug of abuse or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily substances, Union Township Police. Jason Marquette Shepard, 39, 4105 Janward Drive, Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua David Pierce, 32, 2353 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Robert D. Suttman Jr., 27, 608 Mercury Drive, Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Curtis Wayne Kinhalt, 40, 936 Phillips Lane, Cincinnati, non support of dependents, Clermont Department of Support Enforcement. Loretta Foster AKA Danielle Elizabeth Foster, 29, River City Correctional Center, 3220 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, theft, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Curtis A. Williams Sr., 35, 128 Venice St., Loveland, theft, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Karen A. Bayless, 40, 311 S. Apple St., Apt. A, Georgetown, theft, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Brittany Lee Ann Curless, 20, 1755 Marquette Drive, Cincinnati, theft, Department of Jobs and Family Services. Ernie Ray Worley, 44, Clermont County Jail, theft, forgery, Miami Township Police. Jamie Delmar Prokop, 41, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, possessing criminal tools, Pierce Township Police. Christina Marie Laub, 25, Clermont County Jail, breaking and entering, grand theft, theft, possessing criminal tools, Pierce
Township Police. Dylan Ryan Cook, 20, 2309 Woodville Pike, Goshen, theft of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Township Police. Ryan Joseph Thomann, 30, 526 Old Ohio 74, No. 12, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police. Nakeshia Dana Alexander, 23, 4617 Prescott Ave., Dayton, theft, Union Township Police. Danielle L. Heare, 36, 1261 Yankeetown Road, Hamersville, theft, Union Township Police. Stephanie Kay Ivers, 42, 3970 Piccadilly Circle, Apt. B, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Rebecca Kathleen Schuster, 54, 3550 Clover Road, Bethel, aggravated arson, endangering children, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ike Farrell, 31, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Kristina Berry 01-16-94, 18, Clermont County Jail, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, illegal manufacture of drugs, Narcotics Unit.
Appeals The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\newdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: Bank of New York v. James Blanton, et al., presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robin N. Piper and William W. Young. The appeals court affirmed the trial court's decision denying Blanton's motion to vacate its previous decision in a foreclosure case. In the matter of: State of Ohio v. Ronald L. Simmonds, presiding judge Stephen W. Powell, judges Robert P. Ringland and Robert A. Hendrickson. The appeals court reversed Ronald Simmonds' convictions.
DEATHS John Burke Sr.
John P. Burke Sr., 96, died April 17. He was Cincinnati champion prizefighter in the 1930s. Survived by children Kathleen Rosenzweig, Patricia (Jerry) Goode, John Jr. (Dell), Peggy, Edward (Carol) Burke, Theresa (Richard) Pointer; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Lillian Burke, son Richard Burke, sisters Ethel Meese, Margaret Nelson, Rita Francis. Services were April 20 at St. Thomas More. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.
Memorials to: St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245.
Jenny Cowdrey Jenny L. Cowdrey, 80, died April 14. Survived by husband Wendell Cowdrey; children Wendy (Frank) Hess, Kelley Cowdrey; grandchildren Chad (Krys), Kari Hess; friend Ed Romero. Preceded in death by parents Edith Bishir, Charles Hardyman Sr., brother Charles Hardyman Jr. Services were April 21 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263 or the Save the
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Residential Evans Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 4 Pond Lane, Amelia Village, $5,600. Brandon Allen, Amelia, deck, 3914 Windwood Court, Batavia Township. Jeffrey Understeller, Amelia, alter, 45 Lawson Drive, Batavia Township, $10,000. Anchor Pools, Fairfield, pool, 1200 Sundew Court, Batavia Township. Fischer Single Family Homes II, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 4573 Citation Court, Batavia Township, $105,066; new, 1277 McGuire Court, Union Township, $99,822. DSH Construction, Loveland, addition, 446 Vineyard Hills, Pierce Township, $45,000. Richard Moore Custom Homes, Cincinnati, alter, 3478 Holly Ridge, Pierce Township, $100,000. Richard Riebel, New Richmond, pool, pool house, 3047 Pond Run Road, Pierce Township. Thomas Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 1167 Westchester Way, Union Township, $5,300. ABC Electric, Wilder, Ky., alter, 4211 Deepwood Lane, Union Township.
Reupert Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC 1049 Valley Wood, Union Township. Sullivan Construction, Miamitown, alter, 1161 Shayler Woods, Union Township, $6,000. Cincinnati Pools, Cincinnati, pool, 862 Gorham Drive, Union Township. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, new, 4147 Roland Creek, Union Township, $225,000. Midwestern Plumbing Service, Amelia, miscellaneous work, 497 Roney Lane, Union Township. Kevin Corns, Williamsburg, addition, 3435 Concord Hennings Mill, Williamsburg Township. EMK Farm, Ft. Thomas, Ky., new, 3390 Bethel Concord Road, Williamsburg Township, $150,000.
Commercial Harley Assoc. Architects, Batavia, addition-Brown County Library, Ohio251, Perry Township, $301,500. Marc Grubb, Bethel, alterThe Meat Pitt, Ohio 125, Batavia Township. Baker Heating & Cooling, Milford, HVAC, 1460 Thomaston
Drive, Batavia Township. Joseph Vogel, New Richmond, alter-The Landing Restaurant, Front Street, New Richmond Village. Tribble Refrigeration, Milford, HVAC-Stillmeadow Country Club, Stillmeadow Drive, Pierce Township Denier Electric, Harrison, fire alarm-Mercy Eastgate Urgent Care, 4415 Aicholtz, Union Township. Tom Bryant Custom Homes, Hamilton, alter-suite 620, 4530 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, $118,000. Lakepointe Apartment Building 13 (Parent), 4196 Long Lake; Building 14 (Parent), 4180 Long Lake; Building 15 (Parent, 4164 Long Lake, at 1,820,000 each. Santel Electric, Batavia, alter, 4722 Summerside Road, Union Township. Monroe Mechanical Inc., Monroe, alter, 4400 Gleneste Withamsville, Union Township. Norton Outdoor Advertising, Cincinnati, alter, 453 Ohio 125, Union Township. Quality Signs, Burlington, Ky., sign, 450 Ohio 125, Union Township.