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Butterfly garden comes to life

A partnership between Child Focus, the University of Cincinnati, PNC Foundation and the Cincinnati Nature Center has helped bring an outdoor education center and butterfly garden to life. Volunteers and students worked to build the garden and education center, or playscape, behind Child Focus. FULL STORY, B1

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Staff makes Mercy Clermont special

Walking through the doors at Mercy Hospital Clermont is like walking into a hotel – it has bright blue walls, a fireplace and friendly faces behind the counter. Beyond the lobby, the staff is busy creating a place that’s comforting for patients. Dr. Howard Bell said it’s that caring, family environment that makes the hospital special. FULL STORY, A7

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UT police to use license plate reader



The license plate reader uses infrared to read license plates of nearby vehicles.

By Kellie Geist

One of the Union Township Police cruisers has been equipped with an Automated License Plate Reader, but don’t worry, Big Brother isn’t watching. The reader, which is attached to one cruiser’s light bar, reads the license plates of passing and nearby vehicles. “The system was meant to execute warrants and recover stolen vehicles in an effective manner,” said Union Township Police Lt. Scott Gaviglia. Once the reader picks up a plate number via infrared cameras, it is automatically run through the Law Enforcement Agency Data System. If the plate comes back with a warrant or other specifically programmed alert, like if the vehicle is stolen or related to an Amber Alert, the officer is notified through the onboard computer system, Gaviglia said. After the officer is notified, he or she will call the station to confirm that the plate in question matches the car and that there is, in fact, a reason to pull that person over. However, even if the plate is confirmed and the vehicle matches the description, the police may not take further action. “If the wanted person is a man, and the driver is a woman, we won’t pull them over,” Sgt. Rick


Union Township Police Officer Dominic Minella programs a specific license plate number into the Advanced License Plate Reader in his cruiser. While the reader automatically runs plates through the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System, officers also can tell the equipment to search for a new or specific plate. Wagner said. The system will not notify the officers if the plate belongs to a person with a suspended license or anything like that, Wagner said. “That information isn’t in the system,” he said. The reader’s computer inside the cruiser also gives officers a picture of the car with the plate in

question. Wagner said the reader will be especially helpful for things that happen locally, but aren’t fresh. “For example, if you have a bank robbery, you can plug in that plate number. Then if you pass that car three days later and you’re not thinking about it, the reader will pick it up and notify you. It will be a great tool,” he

said. The plate reader was purchased through a $20,000 homeland security grant. Officer Dominic Minella said he thinks the reader will be a good resource for the police department to use on a daily basis. “It’s definitely going to make things easier and I think it will save us time,” Minella said.

Burg school board OKs Osborne Field project By John Seney

A plan to upgrade facilities at Williamsburg High School’s athletic field now has the green light. The school board April 19 authorized the project at Osborne Field involving the construction of new locker rooms and other facilities. The project is the culmination of a community-wide effort called Operation Restoration, launched last year to upgrade the facilities and restore pride in Williamsburg athletics. The school board pledged $100,000 to the project and members of Operation Restoration

sought outside donations. Wildcat Gala, a fund-raising event held in March, added more pledges to the project. Superintendent Jeff Weir said Operation Restoration has collected about $33,000, with another $32,000 pledged, but not yet collected. Mia Supe, a member of the Operation Restoration Committee, said the fundraising efforts are continuing and more contributions are expected. The effort also is receiving pledges of donated labor and materials. “We’ve got skilled people in the district,” Weir said. Depending on the amount of

donated labor and materials, the total cost of the project could range from $175,000 to $250,000, Weir said. Board Member Beth McManus said until pledged and future contributions come in, the district would have to front some additional money to get the project started. Weir said the district has about $42,000 in the permanent improvement account that could be used on the project until future contributions are received. The district also is awaiting word on a National Football League grant that would help pay for some of the costs. The project involves the demo-

lition of the existing concession stand and part of a building built in the 1970s housing a locker room and rest rooms. The core of the existing building would be renovated and then extended to create a new rectangular building housing locker rooms, public rest rooms, concession stand, offices and storage space. Weir said demolition work would begin as soon as all the necessary permits are obtained. A groundbreaking ceremony will be scheduled after the demolition work is completed. The project should be completed by August, Weir said.

Pierce Township park purchase back on track By John Seney

Pierce Township officials are moving ahead with controversial plans to buy eight acres of land near Locust Lake Estates to preserve as open space. The trustees April 19 voted 3-0 to authorize Fiscal Official Karen Register to seek favorable financing for the purchase. The trustees voted in September to pay $144,780 to JTD Real-

ty for the land, or about $18,000 an acre. Residents who spoke against the purchase at the time said the township was paying Batchler too much for the land and the price was based on an old appraisal. The land originally was part of a proposed land swap between the

township and developer. However, township officials decided to keep their property on Jenny Lind Road and buy the Locust Lake property outright. The purchase was put on hold when attorney and former Trustee Curt Hartman filed a suit seeking to block the purchase. That suit was settled earlier this year, allowing the sale to go forward. In February, the purchase was tabled when Trustee Bonnie Batchler, who voted in favor of the land

purchase last year, announced her opposition to the deal. At the April 19 meeting, Batchler said she had talked to township legal counsel Elizabeth Mason, who advised her the original contract to buy the land was still in force. “To avoid a costly lawsuit, she (Mason) advised we approve the purchase,” Batchler said. Trustee Christopher Knoop said the purchase was “entirely for the township’s welfare, not for the developer.


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Accreditation Gold Star Mother memorial to be unveiled near Mother’s Day assessment team By Kellie Geist

rial for Gold Star Mothers at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. A Gold Star Mother is a biological, adoptive or step-mother who has lost a child in the U.S. Armed Forces. “Those soldiers, sailors and marines paid the ultimate price, but it’s the mothers and families still living that have the heaviest burden on their hearts,” said Jack Haigwood, past

With mother’s day just around the corner, many will be taking the time to thank the most important women in their lives. But for some moms, those hugs and flowers will never come. That’s why a few local volunteers have been working to put together a memo-

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part of her and the memory of that child is with her every minute of every day,” Haigwood said. “We just felt those mothers needed to be recognized and remembered.” Herbolt, who organizes the white cross displays during memorials at the park, said they decided to present the memorial on Mother’s Day to preserve the 24-hour vigil already held Memorial Day. “We thought it made sense to have the monument unveiled on Mother’s Day because we want those mothers to know we’re thinking about them this and every Mother’s Day,” Herbolt said. The black marble monument is engraved with a poem to honor mothers, but Herbolt also is working to sell Gold Star Mother paving stones to surround the memorial. The paving stones would include the mother’s name as well as the child’s name. To order a paving stone, send $25 to the Gold Star Mother’s Memorial at Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 649, P.O. Box 426, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Be sure to include the following information: Mother’s full name and son or daughter’s full name, rank, branch of service and date of death. The paving stones will help raise the additional $1,000 the volunteers need to pay for the memorial and will personalize the memorial, which will sit outside the circle of Vietnam-focused memorials at the Union Township Veterans Memorial Park. “We wanted this memorial to be separate because the area around the helicopter is mostly designated for Vietnam ... Gold Star Mothers are from pre-Vietnam, during Vietnam and postVietnam. As long as there are wars there will be Gold Star Mothers and we didn’t want anyone to think it was part of the Vietnam memorials,” Haigwood said. For more information, visit or call Herbolt at 513-2072983.

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filed by Daniel Breyer, his opponent in the May 4 primary. Breyer, an assistant prosecutor, claimed Herman, a municipal court judge, was representing himself in campaign advertising as a sitting common pleas judge. Breyer also claimed Herman was representing himself as the endorsed Republican candidate. In the ruling filed April 22, the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of Ohio stated “this panel finds that no probable cause exists for the filing of a formal complaint and it is hereby ordered that the complaint be dismissed.” The Ohio Election Commission dismissed the same complaint earlier this month. In a statement on the ruling, Herman said, “In both the Supreme Court and the Ohio Elections Commission probable cause to proceed was not demonstrated and the meritless complaint was thrown out.” Breyer said he thought the choice of wording used by Herman in his campaign literature was “inappropriate.” “That was the reason we went to the Supreme Court,” he said.

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Ohio EPA issues rules for wood-fired boilers By John Seney

Outdoor wood-fired boilers, which are used to produce hot water to heat homes, have generated complaints in some residential areas of Clermont County. In Pierce Township, a zoning resolution was adopted to deal with the problem because of complaints about smoke. The Ohio EPA in March issued proposed rules to deal with the boilers. An outdoor boiler is typically located in a detached building. Water heated from a wood-burning furnace is piped into a home for heat. Linda Oros, public information officer for the Ohio EPA, said the latest rules were in response to complaints about rules proposed

in 2008 placing a number of restrictions on the boilers. She said it was decided “it was more logical for local governments to regulate” the boilers as long as clean firewood or wood pellets are used. The Ohio EPA would be involved only if materials were burned that create dangerous or toxic emissions. These included garbage, tires, rubber or plasticcoated wire, materials containing plastic, materials containing rubber, creosote-impregnated waste materials, waste petroleum products, paint and paint thinners, chemicals, wall board, manure, animal carcasses or asphalt products. Under the draft rule, if dangerous or toxic materials are burned, the unit would be subject to incineration rules, which would require

the owner to obtain an operating permit from Ohio EPA. Oros said if the state received a complaint about a unit’s emissions “the staff would go out and investigate.” Pierce Township Zoning Administrator Donna Cann said complaints were received several years ago about a resident who put a unit in a subdivision of homes on half-acre lots. She said adjacent homeowners complained of heavy clouds of smoke hanging in the air. The zoning commission decided to look into the problem. The result was a zoning resolution approved in September 2008. Cann said the purpose of the resolution was not to eliminate the boilers but to protect residents in subdivisions. The Pierce Township resolution

requires a 5-acre minimum lot size for the boilers. It also requires the units be placed at least 100 feet from lot lines and 500 feet from any homes. A permit would be required to install a unit. Wood-fired boilers in place before the resolution was passed were allowed to remain. Stonelick Township Trustee Skeets Humphries said there has been some discussion of the outdoor boilers by trustees, but no action has been taken to restrict them. He said Stonelick Township is a rural community where the houses are spread out. “We don’t have crowded housing like so many communities do,” he said. “In our township, it hasn’t been a problem.” The Ohio EPA draft rules are available online at and from Ohio EPA’s Division of Air Pollution Control, and can be requested by calling at (614) 644-2270. Written comments can be emailed to or mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Air Pollution Control, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 432161049, no later than April 22. Ohio EPA will consider all comments before it formally proposes these rules. When rules are formally proposed, Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing and offer another public comment period before the rules are adopted. Oros said it could be several months before the draft rules are adopted.

County installs seismograph to monitor blasting project Kellie Geist

Project contractors for the county’s Shayler Run Segment C Sewer Replacement project will use a seismograph in McGuffey Lakes to see if the blasting could be damaging homes. A seismograph is a machine that measures ground motion. The sewer project is being done through the Clermont County Water Resources Department. Sanitary engineer Lyle Bloom said the project involves replacing the existing sewer line in Shayler Creek to prevent leaking and keep sewage out of the water. However, because of the area’s steep embankment, the county decided to use a

trenchless technology, which requires blasting. Residents of McGuffey Lakes, a subdivision about 2,000 feet away from the project, met with project consultants and contractors Friday, April 16, to discuss concerns that the blasts may have damaged homes. Residents reported having cracks in driveways and foundations, leaking roofs and other damage – problems they said were not there before the blasting. But Eric Grigoryan, of VCE Investigative, one of the contracting companies that designed the blasting, said the construction blasts are well below damaging levels. In fact, he said, residents have only reported feeling two of the seven blasts done so far. He said

those two blasts may have been stronger because the small blasts, which are supposed to a few milliseconds apart, went off together. “Obviously that made the blasts feel stronger, but we looked at our data and they were well within the safe levels. We were still fine at a distance much closer (to the construction site), so it should have been fine here,” Grigoryan said. “The vibrations from the blasts have all been at non-damaging levels.” He said the contractors are using formulas and information from the U.S. Bureau of Mines to calculate the expected levels of vibrations and effects. Also, the blasting material has been revised to prevent future blasts from being stronger

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than anticipated. Resident Mike Davis said, regardless of the data, he and his neighbors are feeling the blasts and their homes are being damaged. “I know what you’re saying, with the formula, but every construction site is different. Obviously, you never expected us to feel anything, but we did, and we’re 2,000 feet away,” Davis said. “We have invested in these $200,000-plus homes for our families and we just don’t want our stuff broken.” While it won’t prove or disprove the residents’ concerns about the previous blasts, Grigoryan and Bloom agreed to place a seismograph in Davis’ yard to record any further data

concerning the blasting project. Also, the water resources department sent letters and maps to all residents in the subdivision with information about the blasting and some frequently asked questions. This information will be available on the department’s website, The tentative blasting schedule will be posted online. Any resident who would like to file a claim about possible damage to his or her home should contact Midwest Mole Project Engineer Mike Boughen at 7528999. Midwest Mole is the main project manager. Claims will then be sent to the blasting company, Southern Drilling and Blast-

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2. The economy has resulted in cutbacks throughout Clermont County government. Should the court system be subject to these cuts? What would you do to make the judicial system be made more efficient? All of county government, including the courts, must work to maximize the funds entrusted to us by the citizens. The Clermont County commissioners have worked with county offices and agencies, including the courts, to prioritize operation expenditures and to economize to the fullest extent possible. I will actively participate and cooperate in this endeavor. I do not believe in spending money we don’t have and do not feel that the courts are entitled to preferential treatment in funding allocations. 3. The cost of political campaigns continues to climb. Should judges be elected or appointed? Why or why not? The cost of political campaigns for all offices, including judicial offices, are an embarrassing waste of money. Initial appointment of judges would help reduce or maybe even eliminate that waste. Any such system, however, must ensure that we have judges who are qualified, serve impartially and treat all litigants with respect. 4. The legal system often has to deal with the same offenders over and over. How should the legal system deal with repeat offenders? As a domestic relations court judge, I will not hear criminal cases, so my observations are from the perspective of a lay person. We clearly cannot afford to incarcerate minor repeat offenders, given the shortage of resources and jail space. It is important to identify the reason for the offender’s behavior, and, if possible, help the offender make a permanent lifestyle change. That is why Municipal Court Judge Shriver has established the OMVI Court in Clermont County – to try and identify and address why a person continues to drink and drive, and stop the cycle, rather than resorting to repeat confinement. I applaud Judge Shriver’s efforts and his success with the OMVI court. 5. Why is it important for people to know who their county judges are? People should know who they are voting for as their county judges because they are entrusting them to honor the American system of justice. Americans want judges to be fair and treat people with respect, especially when they are appearing as a witness or litigant in court. Even beyond that, however, people want to ensure that the American judicial system never becomes a “kangaroo court.” People should know something about the judicial candidate’s experience, temperament and capability before the candidate is entrusted with that responsibility.


For the levy

Denise Strimple, left, a foster parent who uses services provided by the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Kimberleigh Szaz, an early intervention supervisor with CCDD, urge passage of the CCDD levy at a county commissioners meeting April 21. “CCDD has been a life saver,” Strimple said. The levy is on the ballot May 4.

National Day of Prayer is May 6 Thursday, May 6, is National Day of Prayer throughout Clermont County and the Nation. With the focus on faith and freedom, prayer events will be held from the court house to the church house. “As we know, the Bill of Rights reads freedom of religion, not from religion,” said Libbie Bennett, county coordinator for National Day of Prayer. Bible readings will be held on the court house steps in Batavia from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., said Cathy and George Vandergriff, bible coordinators. The prayer service begins at noon on the steps with Bible readings by the county’s elected officials. Area pastors will then pray for the county, the country, the community and all military, both active and veterans. Well known soloist John Hale will sing patriotic songs and hymns. “During the prayer for

our communities, we’ll invite all of our hometown heroes – police, fire and EMTs, to come forward and be recognized,” said Commissioner Bob Proud. A pastors brunch will be held at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the county administration building. It is hosted by Pastor Dale Campfield and Eastgate Community Church. Tim Rudd, honorary chair, said “a special thanks to the church for their hospitality. I’d like to invite all the county’s elected officials to join us for food, fellowship and faith.” On Thursday evening there will be a prayer walk at the Union Township Veterans Park beginning at 7 p.m. With an emphasis on prayer, praise and patriotic music, Pastor John Martin, coordinator, said “We’d especially like to invite all veterans, thank them for their service and pray for them.”

Union Twp. works to find tenant for Bigg’s By Kellie Geist

With Bigg’s on the way out of Eastgate, the Union Township trustees and other Clermont County leaders are aggressively pursuing a new tenant for that space. “That Bigg’s was the first hyper store. It was a catalyst for the retail development on (Ohio) 32 and it has provided a lot of income for Union Township and Clermont County,” said Union Township Administrator Ken Geis. Bigg’s opened their first store, in Eastgate, in 1984. At that time, Bigg’s and the Thriftway in Mt. Carmel were the only two grocery stores in the area. But in March, Bigg’s owners Supervalu Inc., announced they would close five Bigg’s stores and sell six to Remke Markets. During the trustees meeting Thursday, April 22, Geis told the trustees he is working to find another tenant, preferably a grocer, to move into the Bigg’s location. “I did talk with Mr. Remke about the Bigg’s site. I think the conversation was good, but I don’t think they are in a position to look at that site,” Geis said. “But he is very much appreciative of the support, so I’m hopeful there will be a positive outcome.” Geis said he also is working with another company

about the Bigg’s site, but he could not say who. He said the township will continue to dedicate “a significant amount of resources” to finding a tenant. “Because of the location and the upgrades planned for the eastern corridor and Eastgate Square Drive, we have to be optimistic about continuing that retail development,” he said. Clermont Chamber of Commerce President Matt Van Sant said it’s important to emphasize the development in the Eastgate area – both at the Bigg’s site and as a whole – because it’s the premiere retail space in Clermont County. “The (Ohio) 32 and Interstate 275 corridor is the backbone of the economy and the retail and service economy here in Clermont County. It has been that way since it’s formation in the 1980s and we must do all we can to strengthen that private investment,” he said. “The Bigg’s Place mall is a key location within the Eastgate area and it’s an anchor for many of the supportive goods and services in that area, so to reoccupy that space is very important,” Van Sant said. Supervalu Inc. spokesperson Haley Marconett said Bigg’s should be closed this spring, but no specific date has been set.

Amelia Prom

April 28, 2010

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The dance floor at The Syndicate is set lower than the rest of the ballroom so people can watch the dancers from above.

Amelia Prom was a ‘masquerade’

Ian Keller, a senior at Amelia High School, brought New Richmond High School junior Courtney Watkins to Amelia’s prom Saturday, April 24.

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Natalie Wolfer and Tyler Kirby were crowned prom royalty at the 2010 Amelia High School Prom. Other candidates for queen were Jaymie Hunt, Emily Schultz and Katherine Watson. The other king candidates were Massey Pierce, Joe Gers, and Zach Lawson. The prom, which was held Saturday, April 24, was themed “Masquerade.” While there were no colors or a song for the dance, students were given masks to decorate. The dance was at The Syndicate in Newport, Ky. The after-prom was held from midnight to 4 a.m. at Amelia High School. The theme for the after-prom was “Destination: Unknown.”

Tyler Kirby and Natalie Wolfer were crowned the Amelia High School 2010 prom king and queen.

Amelia High School’s prom was held at The Syndicate in Newport, Ky. One of the things the students seemed to like about the space is that there are separate rooms for lounging. From left are: Elizabeth Hallman, senior, David Ault, sophomore, Jeff Hurley, junior and Morgan Woodring, sophomore.

Beccy Powell, left, a junior at Amelia High School, and Alesha McMillion, a senior at Glen Este High School, wait for their soft drinks at The Syndicate in Newport, Ky.

Amelia High School senior Bryan Bolsor and Glen Este High School senior Cody Burris hang out during Amelia’s prom Saturday, April 24.


Amelia High School’s prom dance theme was “Masquerade.” From left are: Juniors Matthew Ortalano, Tiffany Nguyen, Cody Mauch, Emma Auditore, Tyler Holtzclaw and Makenna Schulz.

When Amelia High School students bought their prom tickets, they were given a mask to decorate for the Masquerade theme. While some students wore the masks, others preferred the usual prom attire. From left are: Homeschool sophomore Kasey Winkler, Amelia juniors Corry Crouch, Scott Winkler and sophomore Tasha Coon. The Amelia High School Prom Court poses for a photo before the king and queen are announced. Queen candidates, from left are: Natalie Wolfer, Jaymie Hunt, Emily Schultz and Katherine Watson. King candidates, from left are: Tyler Kirby, Massey Pierce, Joe Gers, and Zach Lawson.

Senior Levi Chambers, left, graduate Tim Wright and senior Kady Lynn mingle during the Amelia High School prom.


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OHIO TWP. – A fire that started in a garage damaged an Ohio Township business

Flooring Inc., 3164 Ohio 132. Chief Aaron Boggs said the fire started in the garage of the business and spread to the main building. Firefighters “rapidly” brought the fire under control, he said. The fire is still under investigation and the cause has not been determined. Boggs said he did not have a damage estimate.

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UNION TWP. – Due to scheduling conflicts, the Union Township trustees have made the following changes to their regularly scheduled May meetings. The meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 27, has been changed to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. All Union Township trustee meetings are held in the town hall at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road.

Plant sale

WILLIAMSBURG – The public is invited to attend the Williamsburg Garden Club’s annual plant auction to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Fellowship Hall of the Williamsburg Methodist Church, 330 Gay St. Club members and friends will bring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, ornamental grasses, hosta, daylillies, shrubs, young trees, containers and other garden related items. Proceeds will be used for civic beautification in Williamsburg. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 513-625-2602.

Date changed

BATAVIA – The date for the YWCA Eastern Area’s Sex in the SAC (Student Activity Center) event has been changed to Friday, April 30. Sex in the SAC will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day in the Student Activity Center on campus at the UC Clermont College. Sex in the SAC is an event held to raise awareness about safe and healthy sexual activity and relationships. It is held in April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is the second year for the event. For more information, call the YWCA at 732-0450.

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Bowling tourney

MILFORD – The Kiwanis Club of Milford will hold their fourth annual bowling fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill in Union Township. There will be bowling, door prizes, a silent auction, split the pot and prizes for the highest scorers. All money raised will go toward the Kiwanis Club’s youth activities, including programs at Child Focus and Clermont 20/20 as well as the School Ready Fest and scholarships for needy Milford High School graduates. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but to reserve a ticket in advance, contact Wendell McElwee at 528-2067, June Bailey at 8311651 or Dick Lahke at 7520206. Contributions for the Kiwanis Club also are appreciated, McElwee said.

New sound system

PIERCE TWP. – The trustees will spend $1,863 to upgrade the public address system in the trustee meeting room. Trustees voted April 13 to spend the money on the sound and recording system at the township administration building at 950 Locust Corner Road. Administrator David Elmer said the work includes adding speakers in the meeting room and replacing the tape recording system with a DVD system to record meetings. He said the technology of the old system was out-ofdate and it was becoming more difficult to find tapes. He did not know the age of the old system. “It will also improve sound quality for meetings,” he said. The cost of the work includes labor and materials.

Aglow to meet

NEW RICHMOND – Aglow International, a non-denominational outreach, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 26, in the fellowship hall of the Church of the Nazarene, 200 Hamilton St. in New Richmond. Everyone is invited. Dessert and coffee will be served. The speaker will be Tom Baxter, a pastoral staff at First Christian A/G Church. He is also the prayer leader and adult ministries/missions coordinator. For more information or directions, call 553-4314.


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MONROE TWP. – Ulysses S. Grant’s annual birthday party will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Grant’s birthday, 1551 Ohio 232 in Point Pleasant. The day will start with a speech and 21-gun salute from veterans in the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Throughout the day, visitors can check out the cottage where Grant was born and have stamps on Grant post cards canceled. In the late morning, re-enactors will shoot cannons and entertain guests. At 1 p.m. there will be a series of guest speakers including Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud. Other speakers will talk about Grant’s Irish ancestors and his birthplace. At 3 p.m. guest will be treated to birthday cake in Grant’s honor. Also during the birthday party, members of the Grant Memorial Church, 1600 Back St., will be serving sandwiches, soups and homemade desserts. Prices vary.

Free senior class

UNION TWP. – The Clermont YMCA and the Clermont County General Health District Senior Safety Program are co-sponsoring a free one-time exercise class for adults 65 years and older at the Union Twp. Civic Center. The free class will take place 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 27, in the Queen City Room at the Union Twp Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The focus of the exercise class is increasing balance and strength in older adults so they stay healthy and independent. Free exercise instructions and equipment will be given to registered participants for home use. The class will be taught by a certified exercise instructor and class size will be limited to 30 participants. For more information or to register for the class, call Denise Franer RN at 513-7358421.

New sound system

PIERCE TWP. – The trustees will spend $1,863 to upgrade the public address system in the trustee meeting room. Trustees voted April 13 to spend the money on the sound and recording system at the township administration building at 950 Locust Corner Road. Administrator David Elmer said the work includes adding speakers in the meeting room and replacing the tape recording system with a DVD system to record meetings. He said the technology of the old system was out-of-date and it was becoming more difficult to find tapes. He did not know the age of the old system. “It will also improve sound quality for meetings,” he said. The cost of the work includes labor and materials.

Helpful information

AMELIA – The police department is helping make valuable information available to senior citizens in the village. Police Chief Jeff Sucher said packets of information are available about services provided by the Amelia Police Department, Amelia Senior Support Commission and Clermont Senior Services. The packets contain crime prevention booklets for seniors and information about the Safer Seniors Program. Sucher said the packets recently were delivered to residents of senior citizen communities in the village. Anyone who would like a packet can pick one up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the village offices, 44 W. Main St. The police department also will deliver a packet, Sucher said. For more information, call Sucher or Linda Sheeley at 7534747.

Williamsburg Prom

Jacob Bunch, a senior at Williamsburg High School, dances with Steph Zeller, a senior from Western Brown High School, at Williamsburg’s prom April 24.

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Taking a break on the dance floor at the Williamsburg prom April 24 were Lacey Keith and Jerome Noe, both seniors at Williamsburg.

Students enjoy night at Williamsburg prom Kristen Sweet, a senior at Williamsburg High School, and Jerry Gisewite, a graduate of New Richmond High, enjoy the Williamsburg prom April 24.

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Anthony Davis, left, who is out of school, and Arisa Ritchie, a senior at Williamsburg High School, attend the Williamsburg prom April 24.

Katey Watson, a senior at Williamsburg, and Joey Whitling, who is out of school, attend the Williamsburg prom April 24.

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Williamsburg High School held its prom April 24 at Receptions Eastgate. The prom was preceded by the Grand March at the high school, where the king and queen were crowned. The prom king was Miles Ruby, a senior. The queen was Darcy Little, a senior.


Enjoying the Williamsburg High School Prom April 24 were, from left, Waylon Slusher, a Williamsburg graduate; Chris Combs, a ninth-grader at Williamsburg; Lydia Gilbert, a Williamsburg graduate; and Samantha Scott, a senior at Williamsburg.

Seniors Miles Ruby and Darcy Little were the king and queen of the Williamsburg High School prom April 24.

Cody Wiedemann, left, a junior at Williamsburg High School, and Kodi Dold, a senior at Batavia High School, attend the Williamsburg prom April 24.

Friends gathered at the Williamsburg prom April 24. From left are, Tony Fishback, who is out of school; Taylor Malott, a senior at Williamsburg; and Darcy Little, a senior at Williamsburg and queen of the prom.

Diana Amlung, left, and Taylor Herdtner, both seniors at Williamsburg High School, were all dressed up for the Williamsburg prom April 24.


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Survivors bring history to life

Kellie Geist

Two survivors of genocide – one who survived the Holocaust and one who survived the horrors in Rwanda – shared their stories of love and loss during a “Survivor Soulmates” assembly at Amelia High School Wednesday, April 14. The two visited the school while in Cincinnati for presentations at Xavier University and Miami University through The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. International Baccalaureate students heard from Eugenie Mukeshimana, who was pregnant in April 1994, when the Rwandan genocide began, and from David Gewirtzman who survived the Losice Ghetto, a labor camp, and years of hiding before moving to the U.S. in 1948. Mukeshimana told the students about losing her father, husband and friends to the genocide. In fact, she said it was just luck that she survived at all. “People would pay to be killed with a gun instead of with a machete. Those were your options,” she said. “I survived because I cooked for a group (of Hutu extremists.) One day they went out, and because they lost the city, they never came back.” Likewise, Gewirtzman said he was able to survive because his family created a hiding spot in their home in the Losice Ghetto. When the Nazi police rounded up the people in ghetto, he and his family hid. When he was later caught, he was slated for execu-

tion. However, the police mistakenly killed other thieves in his place. Gewirtzman later worked cleaning out abandoned homes. Both survivors said they needed to share their stories to keep genocide from happening again. “Being in a school is very hard for me, because I remember when I was your age. I had friends, but they’re gone now ... You spent so much time at school building relationships, you cannot give into something that will not better your life,” Mukeshimana said. She said it’s important for people to remember to lend a helping hand, because you never know when you’re going to need someone else’s help. “Never be a bystander,” she said. “No one can make it alone.” Gewirtzman agreed and said the world needs “weapons of mass instruction” to prevent further horrors. “Neither of us came to tell tales of brutality – we are here because we’ve proven that one person can make a difference,” he said. “Together we’ve shown that diversity does not have to mean adversity.” Amelia High School sophomore Shaylee Rogney said the “heartwrenching” assembly made these genocides real. “We learn about these things in history class, but it means a lot more to hear about it from people who experienced it,” she said. “I just don’t understand how anyone could do these things to another human being.” “I wish the whole school was able to see it,” she said.

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St. Thomas More eighth-graders congratulate the teachers after losing the first of three games played as a part of the annual Catholic Schools Week celebration. Students came back to defeat the teachers in the next two games of the match. From left are teachers (in back) Trish Cordes, Angela Holtgrefe and Principal Peg Fischer, and students are Tanner Cardone, Kyle Johnson, Paxton Knight and Hannah Taylor.

No mold found at New Richmond The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health did not find any evidence of active water leaks or evidence of mold in the choral room or adjacent band room at New Richmond High School during a Monday, March 22, inspection. The inspection was requested by New Richmond Superintendent Tom Durbin after several students became ill during a Troubadours class in February leading to an evacuation of the school while firefighters, air quality experts and Duke Energy investigated possible environmental causes. No problems were found, but as a precaution, Durbin closed the room and asked NIOSH to conduct a field investigation of the room. After an initial walk-though of the high school to observe workplace conditions and speaking with school employees, NIOSH did

an evaluation of the room and the adjacent band room which is served by the same ventilation system. According to a preliminary report signed by Todd Niemeier, industrial hygienist for NIOSH, and Nancy Clark Burton, NIOSH industrial hygiene team leader, there was no “evidence of active water leaks or mold in any of the evaluated areas.” “We used a thermal imaging camera to inspect the walls for water leaks, and collected spot environmental measurements for temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide,” the report stated. “We visually inspected the air handling unit that serves the choral room and the outdoor intakes for the building. We also collected spot environmental measurements in other parts of the building (band

room, classrooms on second floor, and second and third floor hallways).” In addition, NIOSH medical officer Melody Kawamoto conducted telephone interviews with school officials and employees about reported exposures and health concerns. Durbin said the district believes the room is safe and the room will be used during the next school year. “We hope the NIOSH report will be sent to us prior to the start of the new school year and will confirm our belief that the room is safe,” said Durbin. “But from our previous tests and the preliminary report from NIOSH, there is nothing wrong with that room other than it’s not large enough to accommodate 120 students.”

Batavia school officials look for ways to trim budget By John Seney

Faced with a possible $1 million budget deficit next year, Batavia school district officials are looking for ways to cut costs. Treasurer Michael Ashmore said estimated revenues would fall short of anticipated expenses for

the period running from June 2010 to June 2011. He said most of the shortfall was because of declining property tax revenues. School board member Mark Ewing said Superintendent Barbara Bradley has been directed by the board to meet with administrators and “come up with creative ways to alleviate the budget

deficit.” Bradley said the administration would be looking for cuts that do not directly impact education. “Our No. 1 priority is to make sure we give kids the best education possible,” she said. She said possible cuts include turning off lights, reducing paper consumption and cutting down

mileage to events. Officials also will be looking at creative solutions such as sharing resources with other districts, she said. Bradley said the school district has cut expenses to balance the budget in the past. “We know there are ways to do it,” she said. Board member Michael

Enriquez said he was confident district officials could deal with the deficit without having to go to the voters for more money. Bradley said she would be making specific recommendations on cuts at the May 17 school board meeting. The meeting will be 6 p.m. at Batavia High School, 1 Bulldog Place.

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Summerside to recognize three retiring firstgrade teachers

SCHOOL NOTES St. Thomas More students show artwork

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) will hosts an exhibition of artwork by local students based on the theme “Identity” in the Aronoff Center’s Fifth Third Bank Theater (7th and Main St. in downtown Cincinnati) through Sunday, May 2. Exhibition hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Representing students in grades kindergarten through 8, the diverse collection of two-dimensional artwork will include mediums from pencil drawings to textiles to multimedia. The show this year has 132 entries on display from many Greater Cincinnati Schools, including St. Thomas More School. The show is free and open to the public.

the six-week duration of the class. Certificates of Completion with 2.4 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are available to students who successfully complete an online class. Call Great Oaks at 771-8925 or visit for class registration.

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Great Oaks has online classes

Great Oaks Career Campuses now offer hundreds of online classes for adults, from “Grant Writing” and “Introduction to Java Programming” to “Get Paid to Travel” and “Business and Marketing Writing.” A new section of each class starts monthly on the third Wednesday of every month, yearround. All classes run for six weeks. Two lessons are released each week for

the College of Mount St. Joseph, earned his Master of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati. Lloyd’s images portray landscapes from central and southern Ohio and portions of northern to central Kentucky. The Park National Bank Art Gallery is located in the Snyder building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Gallery hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Art exhibit

“Landscapes by Craig Lloyd” will be featured in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College through May 13. Craig Lloyd, associate professor of art at

The Glen Este High School Athletic Boosters will hold their first golf outing at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the White Oak Golf Course, 5510 Tricounty Way in Sardinia. Proceeds will benefit the school’s golf team. The cost to participate is $220 for a group of four. The price includes golf, dinner and prizes. The outing will be a scramble format with a shotgun start. For more information or to register a team, contact Teresa Stone at 947-9661. Or mail the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, along with cash, check or money order to Stone at 983 Glendale Drive, Batavia, OH 45103.


Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) is accepting scholarship applications for its annual scholarship program. High school seniors within GAPP’s geographic area, which includes Amelia, Anderson, Glen Este, McNicholas and Turpin high schools, can apply for these awards. Four scholarships are offered. Applications are available from guidance counselors at each high school and at Criteria includes community service or involvement with a focus on diversity. There is no GPA requirement. Deadline for application is May 1. Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) is a nonprofit organization serving Anderson Township, Mt. Washington, Newtown and western Clermont County since 1999.

College bound

Ethan Coburn has been accepted for admission to Freed-Hardeman University beginning in the 2010 academic year. Coburn will graduate from Amelia High School.

Summerside Elementary and the West Clermont schools will hold a “First Class” Open House to recognize the retirement of three first-grade teachers. Summerside first-grade teachers Gale Proctor (30 years of service), Sally Smith (27 years of service) and Cathy Workman (35 years of service) will all be retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. District officials will recognize these women and celebrate their years of service at the “First Class” Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Summerside Elementary Gym, 4639 Vermona Drive. All are welcome and encouraged to share memories and offer best wishes for these three teachers.


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New Richmond renews administrator contracts The New Richmond Exempted Village School District Board of Education recently re-hired four administrators and tabled a proposal to contract with Petermann Bus Company to manage the district’s transportation department. Renewed for two years were New Richmond High School Principal Diane Spinnati, Food Service Director Brenda Young and Transportation Supervisor Wayne Prescott. Assistant High School

Principal Jay Blavatt was given a one-year contract. Spinnati was first non-renewed on her previous 223-day contract and then was re-employed on a two-year 260-day contract. “We are moving all of our administrators to a 260-day contract as their contract expires,” said New Richmond Superintendent Tom Durbin. Prescott was originally scheduled for non-renewal when the

board was considering a contract with Petermann. “Wayne Prescott was given a two-year contract because of the Petermann proposal being tabled,” said Durbin. “The Petermann proposal was for five years and was for management only.” The Petermann proposal has to be brought back up at the next board meeting or it dies due to parliamentary procedures. In other actions the board

approved a contract with Clermont County Educational Service Center for special education services; authorized the treasurer to seek bids for a 72-passenger school bus to be paid with stimulus funds; accepted the resignation of teacher Janet Gemma for the purpose of retirement; employed Heather Hansbauer and Carly Knoechel as certified substitutes; employed Clifford Adams, Michael Franklin and Mark Ritter as classified sub-

Area students excel at BPA competition

Spirit Week at Monroe

Monroe Elementary School recently combined the school’s annual Spirit Week with Youth Art Month. Each day, art teacher Adrian Hawk presented Monroe principal with a new hand painted tie, and staff and students dressed in colorful attire: Primary colors Monday, no colors Tuesday, patterns Wednesday, bright colors Thursday and color sets Friday. For more photos from Spirit Weeks, see township.

stitutes; Jessica Boys as assistant softball coach; Mike Laub as assistant baseball coach; and John Duncan, Chelsey Noftz and Lauren Wilkins as volunteer coaches. “The board also approved nonrenewal of all supplemental contracts which is routine since they are all one-year contracts,” said Durbin. “The board will vote on each supplemental for next school year as they are recommended.”

Several Great Oaks students from Amelia and Batavia high schools finished in the top 10 in their events at the recent Business Professionals of America state competition. They are: • Amelia – Brandon Cooper, fifth place, Global Marketing Plan; Jami Bowling, Connor Morrow and Justin Smedley, eighth

place, Financial Analyst Team; Anthony Coffey, eighth place, Presentation Management (individual); and Bryan Bolser, 10th place, Payroll Accounting. • Batavia – Jonathan Moon, third place and national qualifier, Basic Office Systems and Procedures; and Craig Finley, 10th place, Legal Office Procedures. 1 0 th a n n u a l


Monroe Elementary School sixth graders Miah Bayless, Carmen Williams, Taylor McKinley, Kelsey Nichols and Hannah Lake show off their colorful attire during Spirit Week.

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HONOR ROLLS The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.

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Sixth grade – Nicole Addison, Breanna Anders, Carrie Auditore, Stephen Bailey, Maeghan Baughman, Kurk Begue, Katie Bender, Jack Blankenship, Maggie Block, Nicole Borchers, Thomas Bowling, Katrina Bratten, Courtney Brown, Hailey Campbell, Hailey Carabella, Paige Chambers, Kendall Courts, Monica Cusick, Brittany Darling, Trevor Davis, Henry DeWald, Jordan Dickerson, Mathew Dowler, Matthew Dugan, Andrea Ellman, Harley Emmert, Varian Engle, Emily Evans, Nathan Fahrnbach, Jocelyn Fehring, Emily Feldkamp, Zachary Fenger, John Fussnecker, Krista Gilbert, Alyssa Gilpin, Alec Graves, Jacob Hedges, Hannah Higgins, Trevor Holcombe, Jessey Hollingsworth, Jessica Huber, Zachary Hufford, William Isbell, Lydia Johnston, Kaitlin Jones, Justin Juilfs, Kendall Kaiser, Evita Kay, Kathryn Keene, Kaitlyn Keene, Andrew Keller, Anna Kilian, Laina King, Jacob King, Austin Latham, Kelly Laws, David Lee, Kendall Lehman, Lillian Linfert, Ashley Longhauser, Brianna Lunsford, Zachary Max, David McFarland, Kyle McGaha, Tyler Meeks, Tannah Menz, Monica Merwine, Sierra Miles, Makenzie Mills, Jared Miskell, Samantha Neanover, Abigail O’Rourke, Noah Padro, Logan Pastura, Diana Pavlushyna, Shayla Peters, Adriana Presta, Allison Reardon, Rachael Rivera, Alex Robbers, Cameron Robinson, Zachary Rodenberg, Heidi Saba, Nicholas Sandlin, Robert Sanford, Julia Santoro, Caitlin Sartori, Olivia Schultz, Rebecca Seebohm, Brenden Shoup, Kelly Simon, Zachary Simons, Katherine Smith, Paige Smith, Eva Sofge, Maren

Sprunger, Isabelle St Pierre, Sierra Stepp, Nathan Stone, Madisen Strickland, Bradford Taylor, Mark Thomas, Brittney Thompson, Emily Tomak, Alexus Tucker, Roger VanNorman, Evan Vujcec, Daniel Waldman, Tyler Walter, Brooke Walton, Jasmine Warner, Rachael Weir, Samantha Wesley, Kristen Wilson, Adam Witt, Mackenzie Wolfson, Alyssa Woodward, Madelynn Woolwine, Ronald Woolwine, Mason Wyatt, Wade Yates and Madison Zimmer. Seventh grade – Kaitlyn Adkins, Anthony Alberty, Nicholas Alexander, Matthew Armacost, Julia Bamonte, Jamie Batchler, Alyia Beason, Cameron Behymer, Michayla Beuerlein, Ashley Bishop, Mason Blankenship, Serena Bowling, Nathaniel Bromer, Kody Bronson, Meghan Brownlee, Sierra Bryant, Melissa Burg, Krislyn Burkhardt, Kama Charles, Adam Cochran, Courtney Colyer, Hannah Coyne, Zoe Crabtree, Sydney Cresap, Tanner Croft, Breanna Cromie, David Darling, Jennifer Davidson, Angela DeFonzo, Michael Diana, Saleen Dick, Kaylee Dick, Jade Dickerson, Zane Dixon, Elizabeth Dollenmayer, William Edwards, Kendall Ellison, Hannah Fletcher, Derik Flora, Brittany Floss, Bernard Fox, Corey Gastrich, Katelyn Gates, Michael Gill, Alexis Gonzales, Brett Greenough, Cory Gulley, Brittanee Guy, Stephen Haas, Haley Hager, Kaleb Halcomb, Mason Hancock , Denee’ Harp, Dylan Hart, Chandler Hauke, Daniel Hauser, Carrington Higgins, Alec Holste, Jacob Hopper, Carter Hounshell, Paul Houston, Samantha Inman, Cody Jandes, Diana Jordan, Jackie Kelch, Elizabeth Kelly, Ethan Kimble, Jessica Klein, Madison Koehnke, Aaron Krebiehl, Jordan Lau, Russell Lehn, Shae Leigh, Morgan Long, John Longbottom, Juan Lugo, Jayme Mabry, Hailey Maher, Alec Marcum, Thomas Martin, Ian McClanahan, Elena McDonald,

Makenzie McGuire, Trevor McMullen, Tristen Meadows, DawnMarie Mills, Morgan Moore, Evan Moores, Caroline Moreno, Hannah Newcomb, Robert Nickels, Tyler Nicodemus, Kiara Parks, Payal Patel, Jay Patel, Zachary Phillips, Danielle Popp, Destiny Rinehart, Raven Rivera, Alexander Roberts, Anna Roe, Samuel Roll, Kyle Rosser, Christopher Runski, Jessica Santorelli, Alexandra Scholl, Megara Scott, Stephani Scott, Nathan Seebohm, Isaac Shalash, Kelsey Shank, Scott Shilling, Elizabeth Shrider, Kylee Southerland, Sean Stewart, Marissa Stone, Paul Svintsitski, Alexander Tobergta, Troy Troxell, Cameron Vaske, Brittany Walker, Garrett Weaver, Cade Weiss, Callie Wesley, Megan West , Joshua Williams and Elyse Winch. Eighth grade – Austin Alldredge, Andrew Aubrey, Shaun Bacon, Jessica Baker, Michael Barlage, Joshua Bartko, Elizabeth Bauer, Robert Bauer, David Bice, Kara Boles, Matthew Brinkman, Adam Brown, Dana Caldwell, Leslie Campbell, Anthony Cardarelli, John Carrigan, Logan Chambers, Brogan Couch, Carley Courts, Zachary Decker, Amanda DeMetro, Shelby Dick, Brandon Dunn, Austin Edwards, Marcus Ellerhorst, Dylan Emerson, Dillan Evans, Nathan Evans, Chelsey Fawley, Derrick Fenger, Rachel Fischer, Alexis Galligan, Benjamin Gallivan, Kirby Geier, Jordan Gilbert, Jordan Glinsek, Brooke Gollaway, Adam Grachek, Miranda Hamblin, Chelsea Hill, Ashlee Holcombe, Kaley Hollingsworth, Caitlin Hopper, Kevin House, Alexandra Howe, Alexis Huser, Savannah Jacobus, Kendall Johnson, Noah Johnston, Gavin Joyce, Sarah Kearney, Christopher Kilgore, Katelyn Klayer, Sara Lambert, Lindsey Lang, Julianne Leber, Shawn Marasco, Molly Marx, Austin McCabe, Jacob Miller, Samantha Miller, Michael Morgan,

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April 28, 2010

| YOUTH | Editor Melanie Laughman | | 248-7573 HIGH



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Amelia softball on track for winning

By Mark Chalifoux

The Amelia High School softball team has a young squad, but the Lady Barons are on track for a winning season this spring. Amelia is 7-6 through 13 games and has a 3-3 league record. “A winning season is our goal,” head coach Kelly Throckmorton said. “I knew with having a lot of young kids that we may make some mistakes along the way but we have good pitching and catching and the defense is solid for the most part.” Amelia starts three freshmen and three sophomores and Throckmorton said it’s crucial to make sure they understand what to do in every situation because Amelia doesn’t have as many kids that play travel


Amelia pitcher Shelby Engle throws against Turpin on Wednesday, April 21. Amelia fell to Turpin 5-3 two days after defeating them 7-5. softball. The Lady Barons are led by sophomore pitcher Shelby Engle (7-5). Engle has 124 strikeouts this season, good for fifth in the conference.

“She’s very talented and poised on the mound,” Throckmorton said. “She doesn’t get flustered easily and helps carry the team with her pitching.” Kala Zeigelmeier is

another talented young pitcher for Amelia. Amelia also has a strong catcher in senior Natalie Wolfer. She controls the field and is the team’s top offensive threat. Wolfer has a team-best batting average of .486 and is tied for first on the team in hits with 18. Senior Lynn Kady is healthy and has been a big help in the leadership department, according to Throckmorton. Shortstop Jordan Kaiser played last season as a freshman and is more experienced this season and Throckmorton said the team’s offense as a whole is starting to come around. “That had been a weak point for us, but we seem to be hitting better,” she said. “Megan Mentzel has had some big hits for us and Brady Potrafke has also had

some timely hits.” Freshman second baseman Whitney Brezinski has been stellar in the field, and Throckmorton said the defense makes most of the routine plays. One of Amelia’s biggest wins so far this season was a 7-5 home win over Turpin, who was leading the FAVC at the time. “It was a big confidence builder, and it proved they can beat tougher teams,” Throckmorton said. Amelia still has a number of home games left, including an April 29 game against Goshen and a May 4 game against Kings. “Our games are always exciting,” Throckmorton said. “We’re competitive down to the end. It’s down to the wire every time we play, and the kids always fight hard.”


Amelia’s Natalie Wolfer rounds second base and moves on to third during an early rally against Turpin on April 21.

BRIEFLY This week in baseball

• New Richmond beat Georgetown 11-1 in six innings, April 20. New Richmond’s Zack Ritter was the winning pitcher, and Michael Skaggs was 2-3, hit a triple, scored a homerun and had three RBI. • Batavia beat Mariemont 8-5, April 20. Batavia’s Eric Brown was the winning pitcher, and David Lenhardt scored a homerun. • Moeller beat McNicholas 12-2 in five innings, April 20. McNick’s Craig Hyson hit a double. • Elder beat McNicholas 76, April 21. McNick’s Patrick Fitzgerald was 2-3 and scored a homerun. • Turpin beat Amelia 20-6 in five innings, April 21. Amelia’s P.J. Hartman had two base hits. • Harrison beat Glen Este 9-8, April 21. Glen Este’s Jake Bohanan hit a double. • Batavia beat East Clinton 11-3, April 22. Batavia’s winning pitcher was Tyler Carver, and Austin Lenhardt was 3-4 and hit two doubles. • New Richmond beat

Amelia 13-0, April 22. New Richmond’s winning pitcher was Austin Warden, and Michael Skaggs was 2-3, hit a double and had three RBI.

This week in softball

• Amelia beat Madeira 5-1, April 16. Amelia’s Shelby Engle pitched 12 strikeouts, and was 2-3, hit a double and had two RBI. • New Richmond beat Georgetown 8-4, April 20. New Richmond’s Amanda Schmidt was the winning pitcher, and hit two doubles. • Batavia beat Mariemont 17-1, April 20. Batavia’s Lexi Lipps was the winning pitcher, and Tara Thieryoung was 2-4 and hit two doubles. • Goshen beat McNicholas 1-0, April 20. • Harrison beat Glen Este 4-3 in 11 innings, April 21. Glen Este’s Jensen Jefferies was 3-6 and hit three doubles. • Turpin beat Amelia 5-3, April 21. Amelia’s Natalie Wolfer was 2-3, hit a double and had an RBI. • Felicity-Franklin beat New Richmond 9-0, April 21. • Batavia beat East Clinton

11-1 in five innings, April 22. Batavia’s Tara Thieryoung was the winning pitcher, and Sam Ison was 3-4 and scored two runs. • Mercy beat Glen Este 20, April 22. Glen Este’s Kari Lang was 2-3.

This week in track

• New Richmond boys placed second in the Glen Este Invitational, April 16, with a score of 96. Williamsburg placed sixth with 53 points, Amelia placed eighth with 27 points and Batavia placed 11th with eight points. New Richmond’s Berwanger won the high jump at 5 feet, 10 inches, and the 110 meter hurdles at 14.8; . Williamsburg won the 4x100 meter relay in 45.9. • New Richmond girls placed fifth with a score of 57 in the Glen Este Invitational, April 16. Williamsburg girls were sixth with 54 points, Glen Este girls were seventh at 47 points, Amelia girls were eighth with 45 points and Batavia placed 11th with four points. Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas won the 800 meter in 2:20.26, the 1600 meter in

5:11.8 and the 3200 meter run in 11:08.3. Amelia’s Ali HockJames won the 100 meter Hurdles in 15.63. Williamsburg’s Brown won the shot pit at 24 feet, 8 inches, and the discus at 110 feet, 2 inches.

This week in tennis

• Turpin beat Amelia 5-0, April 20. Amelia fell to 2-8 with the loss. • Harrison beat Glen Este 3-2, April 20. Glen Este’s Tyler Benton beat Stamper 6-1, 61; Jimmy McDonough beat Pursell 6-2, 6-0. • Batavia beat Goshen 41, April 20. Batavia’s Sisodia beat D. Kennedy 6-1, 6-2; Moles beat Asher 6-4, 6-0; Bowling beat King 4-6, 6-4, 64; Bradburn-Moon beat Evans-Hayslip 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. Batavia advances to 5-1 with the win. • New Richmond beat Amelia 3-2, April 21. New Richmond’s Manning beat Massey Pierce 6-3, 6-1; Lytle and Goocui beat Claire Scweinhart and Brennan Horine 7-5, 6-1; Kraemer and Reid beat Chris Lau and Jake Huth 6-3, 6-2. Amelia’s Cameron Nelson beat

Martin 6-3, 3-6, 7-5; Nick Cardarelli beat Waver 7-5, 3-6, 63. New Richmond advances to 8-3 with the win; Amelia falls to 2-8. • Batavia beat Bethel-Tate 5-0, April 21. Batavia’s Sisodia beat Schaljo 6-1, 6-3; Moles beat Hallgath 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(7-5); Bowling beat Willenbrink 4-6, 6-4, 6-0; BradburnMoon beat Hess-Ausman 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Heist-Smith beat H.Houchin-J.Houchin 2-6, 63, 10-8. Batavia advances to 6-1 with the win. • Milford beat Glen Este 50, April 21. Glen Este falls to 3-5 with the loss. • Batavia beat Western Brown 4-1, April 22. Batavia’s Sisodia beat Robinson 6-1, 61; Moles beat Kidwell 6-1, 6-2; Bowling beat Latham 6-1, 6-1; Bradburn- Moon beat CreechHelton 6-1, 6-4. Batavia advances to 7-1 with the win.

Awards for Campbell

Duke University freshman goalkeeper Tara Campbell earned two awards at the university’s annual banquet, April 18. Campbell earned the Newcomer of the Year and Most

Outstanding Defensive Player – after guiding the team to six shutouts in 2009. Campbell started 19 of Duke’s 21 contests, and led the ACC in saves with 94. Her 94 saves also rank first on Duke’s single season charts. Campbell also finished third in the ACC in save percentage (.817) and eighth in goals against average (1.08). Campbell was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team, the All-ACC Second Team and’s All-Rookie Team.

Baseball honors

Thomas More College sophomore pitcher Paul Uhl, a McNicholas High School graduate, was named the PAC Pitcher of the Week in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) weekly baseball honors, April 12. Uhl earned his second PAC weekly honor of the 2010 season after posting a 2-0 record and a 0.75 earned run average last week, allowing one earned run on eight hits while striking out 14 batters in 12.0 innings of work.

Time to nominate Sportsmen of Year More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest standards both on and off the field. Voting occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that

online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at or call 248-7573.

‘Big Three’ champs


The Immaculate Heart of Mary Crusader boys eighth-grade “A” basketball team finishes its season with a 42-10 overall record. They also go down in IHM history as the first team to accomplish the “Big Three” in one year: CYO League Champions, CYO City Tournament Champions, and the CYO City Open Tournament Champions. This marks the third year in a row winning the CYO City Tournament for this team. From left are Brandon Cook, Matthew Curran, Lucas Sherman, Christian Hay, Brian Corpuz, Aaron Albrinck, David Holmes, Joey Arbino, and Aaron Hoffman. In back from left are Coach Gary Cowens and Coach Rich Easley.

SIDELINES Batavia seeks volleyball coach

Batavia High School is looking for a head varsity volleyball coach. Contact A.D. Terry Sheehan at 732-2341, or

Baseball players wanted

A few more players are needed for the Ohio Heat tournament-only 18U baseball team. Players cannot turn 19 before May 1. If interested, contact Tim Flynn at 283-4937.

Cheerleaders wanted

Eastgate Ice All Star Cheerleaders is looking for cheerleaders to compete in the fall of 2010. No experience is necessary. Mini squad, youth squad and sen-

ior squad are available. This is competitive cheerleading at a reasonable price and reasonable practice time. Contact Kim at


Community Journal

April 28, 2010






Editor Theresa Herron | | 248-7128



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War on terror

In “Terrorists should not be granted rights,” April 14, Clermont County Chief Deputy Sheriff Rick Combs made excellent points with which any reasonable American should agree. But the changed circumstances in the world call for new thinking – consideration of a new process. We currently have the options of civilian criminal courts and military courts. It might be time to create a completely new third process for prosecuting individuals who are acting for non-governmental groups to undermine the security of our country. Calling terrorists “wartime criminals” gives them a credibility and international standing that they do not deserve. Yes, we currently have a “war on terror,” but we would not consider drug smugglers and dealers wartime criminals just because we have an ongoing “war on drugs.” A clear sign is the lack of uniform or military rank of these rogue organizations. Our current war on terror is a relatively new entity. Terrorist groups acting against established rules for engagement of war and at the behest of an organized nongovernmental structure for ideological purposes should be tried in such a way that the consequences of a civilian trial are eliminated and the benefits of a military trial are maintained. Laurie Balbach Abu-Khdaier Beauregard Court Mount Repose

Trial by judge

Though I imagine Mr. Breyer would be a quality judge for the great county of Clermont, I must give my personal endorsement to the Honorable Judge Thomas Her-

man. It is commonly known that Judge Herman is a no nonsense judge that sticks to the facts and delivers the hammer of the gavel in his judgments. To be honest I appeared before Judge Herman relating to minor traffic violations in my 20s before my return to Jesus Christ. I observed how serious he took his position even in traffic cases, and I could tell that he meant business from the get go, and would not tolerate the breaking of the law. I can testify that he was fair, as well as “text book” in how he dealt with my peers, and I in the courtroom. Now everyone has transgressed God’s law, and for sure will meet the Lord Jesus Christ for eternal judgment. Repent and believe the gospel. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord (Jesus Christ) shall be saved. Though a earthly judge may be able to expunge a record only the Lord Jesus Christ can wash away a person’s sin debt with His own blood. Mark L. Ammerman County Seat Union Township

Breyer keeps his word

On Oct. 13, 1994, my daughter Kristina Harris was found dead. Initially, authorities concluded that my daughter had become intoxicated, choked on her own vomit, and died. Former Coroner Nico Capurro concluded that she died from undetermined causes. I knew these diagnoses were inaccurate and I believed my daughter had been murdered. Assistant Prosecutor Daniel “Woody” Breyer listened to my concerns. In April of 1995, he obtained a court order for the exhumation and re-autopsy of my daughter’s body. In March 1996,

he presented the case to a grand jury and obtained and indictment of Kristy’s ex-boyfriend for murder, Donald Mills Jr. In October 1996, Kristy’s ex-boyfriend was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The skill, expertise and tenacity of Woody displayed over two years, while at the same time carrying out all his other responsibilities was remarkable and unique. I truly hope the community recognizes the fine job he will do as our next common pleas court judge. Patricia Brannum Eiler Lane Amelia

Why Herman is squirmin’

In May 4 election for common pleas court judge, two dedicated Clermontonians are squaring off. At first glance it seems Thomas Herman with his 19 years on the municipal bench might be a readied candidate. But municipal court is basically traffic ticket court. Daniel Breyer on the other hand has handled or overseen every felony case in our county since 1987, and done so earning the respect and endorsement of nearly every police chief as well as many attorneys who fought against him in those 22 years. Why? Because even those who’ve competed against him know from experience he has been impeccably honest, fair and just, unlike some prosecutors that fight to win for their record’s sake. Breyer has been objectively prosecuting the guilty and fair about those with reasonable doubt. To say Herman is more experienced for being a judge over felony cases than Breyer, is like saying a traffic cop is more qualified to lead a SWAT team in rescue missions than a battle proven

We need to get serious about change I’m 41 years old and ambitious with training in economics and finance. In addition to being a successful corporate manager and executive, I am an entrepreneurial small business owner. I know how to organize companies and create jobs. I’m a husband and a father dealing with many of the same challenges you are. Like you, I care a lot about the future of this country and want to see things change for the better. Campaigning to be our next representative in Congress has been a unique and rich experience for me. I have enjoyed meeting so many interesting and different individuals and groups from Cincinnati to Portsmouth and everywhere in between. As a nation we are struggling with intolerance and partisan politics at every turn. Democrats and Republicans are rarely united on the national stage because scoring political points is the objective. It seems as if we are involved in a race to the bottom. At this great crossroads in our country’s history, we stand at the doorway of a New America. Out of this economic downturn we should seek to rebalance our economy and fix the

unsustainable excesses that caused so many job losses and home foreclosures. As a David country and Krikorian as individuCommunity als we must to conPress guest seek sume less columnist and save more. Consumerism fueled by debt is not a recipe for success especially when the music stops. We must restructure the financial system and restrain the major investment banking firms in a way that serves the national interest. For too long we have enabled the pursuit of growth and profit at the expense of the citizens. While profit is at the center of our capitalist economy, absent good rules and appropriate enforcement, companies will continue to push the boundaries, becoming too big to fail and threatening our national economy. Likewise, free trade must balance the national interest with that of the corporate interest. We have become a country that thrives on cheap imports. The blind pursuit of low cost has hollowed out our

manufacturing sector. U.S. manufacturing companies struggle to compete against foreign firms that operate with less environmental oversight, poor working conditions in some areas and government subsidies. Fair trade policies will level the playing field for American manufacturing by making our producers more competitive and will generate substantial job growth. In order to honestly address these and the other big challenges we face, we must get serious about campaign finance reform. There simply is too much money in our political system. Votes are clearly for sale and the American people are tired of being sold out to the highest bidder. For this reason, I have tried to set an example without political action committee or lobbyist money. The first question you are asked when you want to run for Congress is, “How much money can you raise?” That right there should tell you that the foundation is not stable. My name is David Krikorian and I’m asking for your vote in the Democratic primary. David Krikorian is a resident of Madeira and running in the Democratic primary in the 2nd Congressional District.

Green Beret. As a neighbor, we can attest first hand to his noble character. We’d trust him with our family and fortune, but more importantly with the fate of our county and freedom. Mark and Julie Faust Mallet Hill Drive Union Township

Vote no on Issue 5

I am asking the voters of Clermont County to vote ‘no’ on Issue 5. I recently spoke to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office to see what this tax levy would cost. The following numbers are not mine, but come straight from the County Auditor’s staff. The current levy in place raises $1.176 million a year. If Issue 5 passes the money taken in taxes will increase to $3.994 million a year. That is more then a 300-percent increase. If anyone thinks I have invented these numbers, call the auditor yourself. Last week the unemployment rate went to 11 percent in Ohio for the first time in 25 years. Many families are struggling to feed their families and keep their homes. For any organization to try to get this type increase is nearly obscene, especially in this financial climate. Please be sure your neighbors and friends understand this levy. Ask them to do like me and vote ‘no’ on Issue 5. Greg Feldkamp Donald Road Tate Township

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 500 words or less. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: clermont@community Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Community Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. Brown, no one was charged with the crime. In November 1987, Daniel “Woody” Breyer was hired as an assistant prosecutor in Clermont County. He agreed to reopen my father’s case. By June 1988, he caused Marshall Brown to be indicted to aggravated murder. In August 1989, Woody obtained a conviction for aggravated murder and Brown was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. I understand Woody Breyer is now running for judge in Clermont County. Based on the compassion, intensity and work ethic demonstrated in prosecuting the killer of my father, I cannot believe there is a better candidate for the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. John Jufer Emerald Drive Golden, Missouri

In July, 1980, my father, Walter Jufer, was shot to death at his home in Goshen. Although many suspected the killer was Marshall

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Parker: I will work for better, more jobs My name is Jim Parker. I live in Waverly with my wife and children, and the last time I ran for Congress, I almost won the Democratic Primary while hardly spending a dime. I did it by knocking on the doors and listening. I ran for Congress against millionaires, lawyers and politicians. We won two counties, came in second in Clermont, Warren and Brown. That didn’t happen because of me; it happened because of you. Thank you. We did it before. We can do it again. Please look at and decide who you believe will be the best Democrat to represent you in Washington. This election belongs to you, not the millionaires, lobbyists and politicians in Washington. People are hurting all throughout Southern Ohio and you deserve a Democratic representative who will work with Gov. Ted Strickland and Sen. Sherrod Brown to make a positive difference. I will always work to improve the lives of women and children, people who work for a living, the elderly, sick and poor. I will rebuild the economy for the Amer-

ican middle class. And we will know a day when you will no longer be left behind Jim Parker by the Community politicians Press guest in WashingTwenty columnist ton. years ago, I chose a career in healthcare to make a difference and that’s what I’ve done. In healthcare, we leave our political differences at the door. Today, I am running for congress to make a difference. Your job and the economy are the most important issue to me as I represent you in Congress. A few weeks ago, I walked into a manufacturing company that used to employ 100 people. Only 15 people remain. They have one secretary left. She sits in a room surrounded by empty desks. She pointed to the desk next to hers and said “the woman who used to sit there worked here for 43 years.” I will never forget that moment. I want to make Southern Ohio a land of economic opportunity and I will meet with the business and community

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leaders to rebuild our economy. We will talk about everything Southern Ohio has to offer and we will talk about why companies should create jobs here. We will talk about our education and healthcare systems. We will talk about infrastructure. We will talk about the people. I will work with community and business leaders to do whatever it takes to deliver economic opportunity. I will work tirelessly to turn Southern Ohio into a land of economic opportunity where our children do not have to move to find jobs. The economy and your job are the most important issue to me if I am elected. Please read my website to learn more about my ideas for the economy, renewable energy, healthcare, middle class tax cuts, doubling the child tax credit, ending the wars and stopping politicians from spending so much money on their political campaigns. I hope you will vote for me in the May 4 Democratic Primary. Jim Parker is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Visit www.Jim



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CCDD provides much needed services will be used to address individuals on our waiting lists – somewhere between 80 and 130 additional people served, depending on the cost of their needs. The other $817,994 will fill in the holes in our current budget – so that we don’t have to cut any of our existing services. These dollars will be targeted toward infrastructure costs – staff, building maintenance and supplies. Many of our services rely on staff and/or building capacity. Just for the record, there are no raises for any staff planned for 2010 – even if this levy

The Clermont County Boar of Developmental Disabilities provide activities and services to those in our county who have disabilities. Without the levy which has declined in dollars each year, current programs will be cut and those waiting for services will be denied. Superintendent Sharon Woodrow wrote to me answering my questions about how the new monies will be used: “This replacement would generate about $2,817,994 additional dollars. We are estimating that $2,000,000

passes.” Cost in our household (23-year retirees) will be $30 to $40 a year – a small amount for such large and important services. But I want to introduce my grandson, Devin. He does not live in Clermont County, however, he was a 25-ounce, 25-week baby, born 17 years ago to our daughter and her husband in Maryland. He survived, went home at 41⁄2 pounds, seemed a normal growing baby and big crawler. At age 2, he was not walking and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. As a baby he

wore glasses, by 3 he walked with the aid of braces and was very verbal. Walking with him in his neighborhood he knew the make and owner of each car. His mother explored all possible services for him and he was soon in a play group with others with disabilities, rode a school bus by the time he was 3 to Maryland infant and toddler programs, and by 4 was announcing on a stage at a t-ball game “Let the games begin.” He’s had every conceivable public service and


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Daniel J. “Woody” Breyer may think he is the “most qualified candidate for judge,” but I can’t imagine anything that would motivate me to vote for him for any position. He also is proud to state that Don White has endorsed

him. Really? He has already proven himself to Clermont County. We have already seen that he is capable of letting people walk away from terrific crimes. Remember Amy Baker? Do you remember how he and Don White teamed up to let her walk away from the murder of a child? He felt that it was OK to let her get away

with murder, because she turned in the other two. Guess what, Woody – Clermont County remembers you. Tonya Spurlock Mallard Drive Amelia

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Bloom Forever” is the theme of a open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, to benefit Robin Vestring of Union Township. The open house is at 7826 Asbury Hills Drive in Anderson Township. An employee of the Beechmont Starbucks, Robin is a 10-year breast cancer survivor. A year ago, the cancer returned and spread to her lungs. Robin has such a kindness and gentleness about her that she makes a connection with everyone she meets. Her outlook on life is so positive that she inspires you to do the same. For sale will be wreaths and floral arrangements by Catherine Stange, handpainted ceramics from Let’s Go Doodlin’ and watercolor painting and note cards by Marilyn Lebhar. Gift baskets containing items donated by local businesses will be raffled. Proceeds will go to the Robin Vestring Fund. Robin put positive affirmations on the bulletin board at work. The last one she posted before becoming too sick to work read: “Life is really very simple ... what we give out, we get back.” Direct donations can be made to the Robin Vestring Fund at all PNC Bank locations. Catherine Stange Asbury Hills Drive Anderson Township

extra-ordinary medical care through a progressive surgeon and parents who see his every need is met. When he flies to visit us he carries a note that reveals the amount of metal he has in his legs, ankle and feet due to many surgeries. Today he shoots baskets, loves go-carting, is a sophomore in a public high school, is NASCAR’S best fan, participates in his church and school activities. He loves sports, is a whiz on the computer asking his grandmother repeatedly why she does not have Facebook.

Wound Care Center a good place to heal Congratulations to Mercy Hospital Clermont for being one of the top 100 hospitals in the country. The Community Press does lots of stories about Mercy Clermont being great. I know several staff members and I know they care. They took good care of my mom in 2005. I have other friends who have good things to say. But, I now have personal experience. I’ve been a patient at the Wound Care Center since March 2009. I actually fought to go to Mercy Clermont when my doctor started looking for a wound specialist for me. He wanted me to go to a clinic in Clifton. Why? I live 10 minutes away from Clermont, which has a reputation for success. I had abdominal surgery Dec. 30, 2008. It was supposed to be laparoscopic with a two-week recovery. It turned into a regular procedure and 10 days after surgery, the incision opened. Dr. Ed Richards, who is at UC, was great, but after an infection in March and 10 days in University Hospital, Richards said I needed a wound care specialist. From the first appoint-



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ment, the nurses and Dr. Mark Poynter at the Wound Care Center were great. They knew I Theresa L. hated that Herron thing called Editor’s aVac. ItWound hurt, Notebook a lot. But they were encouraging. They kept reminding me it would take much longer to heal without the blankety-blank thing. The day Dr. Poynter told me I could go without it, I looked at him with skepticism. Please don’t kid me. Oh, what a wonderful day. I still had to bandage the wound because it wasn’t completely healed and that meant going to see the nurses and Dr. Brian Shiff, who took over when Dr. Poynter left, until October. Through it all, they joked with me. They made sure I was feeling OK. They were upset when another infection happened in June and I spent six days in Clermont. The nurses there were wonderful, too. Back in the wound center, they all wanted to know how my stay in the hospital was. They asked me about work. They teased me about writing this column. I actually wrote it before Christmas, but did not publish it for fear of going back, which I did in March. When I showed up again, they all remembered my name and teased me about coming back. But it isn’t just me. They know everyone by their first names. “Come on in, Theresa,” I hear every time. When you have to go to the doctor, at least they make it seem like they want to see you, you’re not just another number. When you are healed, you get a sticker pronouncing you a “Sore Loser.” The nurses sing to you about being well. Dr. Shiff doesn’t sing, but he’s there. Mercy Clermont is special because of programs like this and it’s not in Clifton. They heal difficult wounds. I didn’t want to go to the wound center, but the nurses and doctors made it better than OK. Theresa L. Herron is the editor of the Community Journal Clermont, Community Journal North Clermont, Milford-Miami Advertiser and The Bethel Journal. She can be reached at or at 248-7128.

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Brenda Flick opened Heavenly Hearth on Ohio Pike four years ago.

Heavenly Hearth offers heating options By Brian O’Donnell

With heating costs seemingly always on the rise, a Union Township business offers what can be a lowcost remedy that also may qualify for a 30-percent tax credit. Heavenly Hearth, owned by Pierce Township resident Brenda Flick, offers consumers a range of heating options for their home from wood-pellet stoves to gas fireplaces. “Our primary focus is on alternative heating sources for the home,” said Flick. The poor economy has affected her business, said Flick, but demand for woodburning stoves remains good. “People are becoming more aware of cost cutting, tax savings and looking for different ways to heat their homes,” she said. She said pellet stoves are an “excellent” heat source at a lower cost. The pellets are made of compressed sawdust, which is a byproduct of construction. Their 2,900-square-foot showroom is as much about education as it is about product.

Flick described her showroom as having a “warm and cozy home feeling.” She said they have different vignettes where people can sit and enjoy a fireplace set in a log cabin or a stone fireplace for wood burning. “My mother always told me to treat family like company and company like family so everyone’s comfortable,” she said. Around 80 percent of what Heavenly Hearth does is educate people about the various types of stoves, said Flick. “There’s absolutely no high pressure sales around here because these units sell themselves,” she said. Flick explained she uses one pellet stove that heats 85 percent of her three-bedroom, full-basement, ranch home. Customers can order through her if there is a stove their showroom doesn’t carry, she said. New technological developments are always being made with stoves that can burn soybeans, cherry pits or different types of grass. In operation for 4 years, Heavenly Hearth is at 950 Ohio Pike in Union Township.

THINGS TO DO Spring banquet

The Clermont County Association’s Spring Banquet is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Grant Career Center, 718 W. Plane St., Bethel. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The featured speaker is Dave Lapham, former Cincinnati Bengals All-Star lineman and Bengals radio commentator. Proceeds benefit the Clermont County Township Association. The cost is $50 for two tickets. Reservations are required. Call 734-6222 or visit

An evening of dance

The West Clermont Dance Company will present an Evening of Dance at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1, at the Glen Este High School Performing Arts Center on Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors and students.

Art exhibit

UC Clermont College is hosting “Landscaped by Craig Lloyd” from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont Col-

lege Drive, Batavia. Admission is free. Call 732-5200.

Walk for kids

Clermont County Foster Care is hosting the Walk for Clermont Kids at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Registration is at 9 a.m. Lunch is provided after walk. There are activities for children before and after the walk. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Clermont County Foster children. Cost is $25 for participants. Registration is required. Call 732-7173 or visit

Yard sale

Williamsburg United Methodist Church Women’s Group will be selling famous chicken sandwiches, homemade pies and other items at the Williamsburg Village Wide Yard Sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St., Williamsburg. Rain moves event inside. Call 724-1103.

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Mercy Hospital Clermont CEO Gayle Heintzelman said the staff is what makes the hospital special. From left are: Doctor Howard Bell, Heintzelman, and managing nurses Deb Vickers and Ann Lane.

Staff makes Mercy one of the top 100 hospitals

By Kellie Geist

Walking through the doors at Mercy Hospital Clermont is like walking into a hotel – it has bright blue walls, a fireplace and friendly faces behind the counter. Beyond the lobby, the staff is busy creating a place that’s comforting for patients. Doctor Howard Bell said it’s that caring, family environment that makes the hospital special. “For a guy who’s been around hospitals for many years, I can tell you that there’s culture here ... We care about the patients and each other and I think it shows,” said Bell, who lives in Loveland. “That’s one of the most significant things about Clermont when I compare it to other hospitals.” Mercy Clermont opened in 1973 because community leaders, politicians and residents wanted health services closer to home. Today, Mercy Clermont is being recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by Thomas Reuters. This is the second consecutive year and the fourth time to be recognized for this honor. “This is something that has come over time. It’s really been a growth period for us and I think we’ve finally reached a point that makes the hospital stand out,” Bell said. Mercy Clermont CEO Gayle Heintzelman said, in recent years, the hospital has expanded services, including starting the Wound Care Center in 2004 and opening the larger, redesigned Intensive Care Unit in 2009. “We’re a community, faith-based hospital that’s here to serve our surrounding community. We’re always looking at what services we need to offer to branch out, and those are


The rooms in the new Mercy Hospital Clermont intensive care unit are larger and more open to accommodate family members and to help hospital staff care for the patients.


Mercy Hospital Clermont Intensive Care doctor Samir Ataya and nurse Tom Baker review a patients chart at the wrap-around nurses station in the ICU.

See a column by Editor Theresa L. Herron about her experience at the Mercy Hospital Clermont Wound Care Center in Viewpoints, A12. things we saw a need for,” she said. The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine Program was recognized as a Center of Distinction earlier this year by Diversified Clinical Services, a leading wound care management company and the hospital’s partner in wound healing. The center, which has seen 2,220 patients since it opened, has a successful healing rate of 97 percent. The staff members at Mercy Clermont are convinced the hospital’s successes are because of their co-workers. Ann Lane, the hospital’s clinical director and a Milford resident, has been with the hospital for more than 30 years. She said the family environment not only makes it a great place to work, but a wonderful place for patients. “We all work as a team and we know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. I think that really helps us get the job done in an efficient and harmonious way,” Lane said. “I think that’s important because it really puts the patients at ease and the more at

ease they are, the better the care will be from all perspectives.” “You come in and you feel like we’re here for you and we want to take care of you. We want to make the patient’s visit as easy as it can be, because it’s difficult for everyone,” she said. Deb Vickers, the nurse manager in special services, has been at Mercy Clermont since it opened. The Amelia resident said the low-turnover and dedication to patients is vital. “Being in an area where we have a lot of recurring patients (oncology), having the same people is important. Patients get attached to the employees and those relationships help with the patients’ care,” Vickers said. While the hospital does not offer some services like open heart surgery or obstetrics, Heintzelman, who lives in Monroe Township, said residents living nearby should come to Mercy Clermont first if they are suffering a medical emergency. “If you take an hour to drive downtown to get that stability, you may not be able to keep the patient alive. We will do what we need to do to get that person stabilized and then get them to the appropriate level of care,” she said. For more about Mercy Clermont, visit or call 7328200.


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Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 4200 Clermont College Drive. Lloyd’s images portray landscapes from central and southern Ohio and portions of northern to central Kentucky. Free. Presented by UC Clermont College. 732-5200. Batavia.


Jazzercise, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Church of the Good Samaritan, 25 Amelia-Olive Branch Road. $20 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Amelia. 520-6390. Amelia.


Community Dinner, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. SonRise Community Church Office Building, 203 Mill St. Dinner prepared by church volunteers. Includes lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Free. Presented by SonRise Community Church. 543-9008. Milford.


Quitting for Life, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Mercy Medical Imaging- Milford, 201 Old Bank Road. Suite 101, Smokers learn why they smoke and why they should quit. With Drs. Michael McHenry and Todd Williams of Mercy Medical Associates. Free. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 937-378-2526; Milford.


Thursday Afternoon Book Club, 1:30 p.m. “The Shack” by William P. Young. MilfordMiami Township Branch Library, 1099 Ohio 131, Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 248-0700. Milford.


Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.


Used Book Fair, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children. Benefits library programming. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through May 1. 734-2619. Bethel. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 3 0


Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.


Benefit Auction, 6 p.m. Viewing begins at 5 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. JoAnn Richardson History House. Includes four Nancy Ford Cones Prints, Rookwood vase, antiques frames, silver pieces, four piece 1930’s patio furniture set, red globe antique ceiling fixture, 35th Bonaventure ornament by Carole Lannom and more. Benefits Greater Loveland Historical Society. 6835692; Loveland.


Lighting The Way Scholarship Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. Tropical party, casual attire (no jeans), cocktails, buffet dinner, music by band and DJ, silent auction and raffle. Benefits Envision Learning Center. Ages 18 and up. $65. Presented by Envision Learning Center. 772-5437; Loveland.

Back to Nature: Nature’s Symphony, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Krippendorf Lodge. Cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and art by Masterworks for Nature artists. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Cincinnati Nature Center. $125. Reservations required. 831-1711, ext. 124; Union Township.


Frontier Square Dance Club, 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. Plus-level square and round dance club. Pre-rounds start at 7 p.m. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; Milford.


Fish Fry, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available.$6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford.


Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. Through Oct. 1. 937-444-6215; Williamsburg.


Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Mary Church, 3398 Ohio 125, Clothing $4 a bag. Toys, household items, books and more, priced as marked. Plus homemade baked goods. Presented by St. Mary Church Bethel. 734-4041. Bethel. Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 734-2619. Bethel. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1


Clermont County Genealogical Society Meeting, 10 a.m. Janice Schulz, CRM, discusses the holdings of the University of Cincinnati- Blegen Archives and Rare Books Library. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Free, visitors welcome. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. Through Sept. 4. 723-3423; Batavia.


Craft Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Boyd E. Smith Elementary School, 1052 Jer-Les Drive. Homemade crafts and popular vendors. Includes children’s games and raffle of 25 quilts made from students’ artwork. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boyd E. Smith Elementary PTO. 722-1337. Milford.


Room to Bloom, 10 a.m. Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway St. Seminar on container gardening. Free. Reservations required. 6774040. Loveland. Gardens with Wings: A Butterfly Gardening Presentation, 1 p.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Patty Bigner and Fred Miller from Gardens with Wings demonstrate how to attract butterflies to your garden. Includes simultaneous story time for children. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7525580. Amelia.


First Wednesday Book Group, 2 p.m. “The Atonement Child” by Francine Rivers. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia.

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Jerry’s Little Band, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Padrino, 111 Main St. Grateful Dead cover band. Includes beer specials and pizza by the slice available. $3. 965-0100. Milford.


Walk for Clermont Kids, 10 a.m. Batavia Township Community Center, 1535 Clough Pike. Registration 9 a.m. Lunch provided after walk. Activities for children before and after walk. Rain or shine. Benefits Clermont County foster children. $25 for participants. Registration required. 732-7173; Batavia Township.


1994 Milford High School Class Reunion, 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Milford Firefighters Community Hall, 1005 Lila Ave. $25 Couple, $15. Presented by Milford Class of 1994. 7224069; 4061033&gid=106653095263#/event.php ?eid=168900527860&index=1. Milford.


Spring Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Mary Church, 734-4041. Bethel. Used Book Fair, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 734-2619. Bethel. Flea Market/Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew Parish Center, 560 Main St. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 248-1844. Milford. Williamsburg Village Wide Yard Sale, 10 a.m. Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 330 Gay St. Williamsburg United Methodist Church Women’s group sells famous chicken sandwiches, homemade pies and other items. Rain moves inside church. 724-1103. Williamsburg. Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Granny’s Garden School. Annual, perennial, herb and vegetable plants for the home and professional gardener. Workshops available. Free. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland. Garden Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Homegrown perennials, annuals, house plants and garden accessories. In conjunction with Boy Scout Troop No. 281 Flower Sale. Benefits Anderson Hills United Methodist Church Global Missions and Special Giving recipients. Free. Presented by United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church. 474-0036. Anderson Township. Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Nature Shop. Annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants and hanging baskets available. $5, $1 children, free for members. 831-1711; Union Township. Flea Market/Perennial Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Andrew Church - Milford, 552 Main St. Presented by St. Andrew Church-Milford. 248-1844. Milford.


Clermont County Public Library is hosting “Gardens with Wings: A Butterfly Gardening Presentation,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Amelia. Patty Bigner and Fred Miller from Gardens with Wings demonstrate how to attract butterflies to your garden. The event includes simultaneous storytime for children. The event is free. Registration is required. Call 752-5580. S U N D A Y, M A Y 2


Show Me A Story, 3:30 p.m. Opening reception. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Exhibit continues through May 31. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.


Breakfast Buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive. Country buffet breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash and more. Eggs cooked to order along with coffee, juice and milk. Benefits American Legion Post 450. $7, $3 children 9 and under. Through May 30. 831-9876. Milford. Spring Feast Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Featuring Grailvillegrown food and other seasonal delights. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Chili Ride, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Goshen High School, 6707 Goshen Road. For casual and serious bicycle riders. Courses available from 25-100 miles. $25. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Cycle Club. 6835699; Goshen Township.


Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, noon3 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, Free. 324-2873; Loveland. Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, $5, $1 children, free for members. 8311711; Union Township. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3

ART EXHIBITS Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. 683-2340; Loveland. Landscaped by Craig Lloyd, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, Free. 732-5200. Batavia.

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Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Encore! Linton. Works of Mozart, Schumann, Bruch and Faure. Anthony McGill, clarinetist, and Michael Tree and Anna Polonsky of the Schumann Trio. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, artistic directors. Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road. $30, $10 students at door. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 4


Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. Through Aug. 31. 929-2427; Milford.


Herb Appeal, 6:30 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Kids bring your favorite adult to help you plant your very own herb garden. Decorate your pot and then learn how to plant and care for your new herbs. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Dining and Dancing with the Cincinnati Sinatra, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center-Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Matt Snow on vocals. Dinner, dancing, cash bar and all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet. Family friendly. $16.95, discounts for seniors and children. Reservations required, available online. Presented by 576-9766; Eastgate.

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


Community Blood Drive. 2 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St. Lower Level Room 105. Walk-ins welcome. Appointment recommended. 8315500; Milford. Community Blood Drive. 2 p.m.-4:15 p.m. St. Bernadette Church, 1471 Locust Lake Road. Ventura Hall. Walk-ins welcome. Appointment recommended. 7537818; Amelia.


Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. 528-1744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Learn about a different sense every week. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, 1300 White Oak Road. $5. 310-5600; Pierce Township.


Book Chat, 6 p.m. “Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” by Gregory Maguire. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount CarmelTobasco Road. Book discussion group for adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.



See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Teddy Bear Picnic, 6:30 p.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Bring your favorite teddy bear for story time, crafts and games. Ages 4-8,. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia. Graffiti Graphics, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Daily through May 6. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Help create a mural using an unique painting technique to be showcased during the Appreciation of the Arts Day at the library. Ages 11-18. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.


Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit


Community Journal

April 28, 2010


Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries

serious? Whatif I age “Last night while I lay and become delirious? thinking here, some Whatifs Whatif I didn’t lock crawled inside my ear, and the house? Whatif I’m pranced and partied all night left by my spouse?” long, and sang their same Worries are a conold Whatif song:… Whatif I stantly buzzing around start to cry? Whatif I get sick our heads. If we take and die? … Whatif nobody them seriously, they likes me? Whatif a bolt of Father Lou destroy peace of mind, lightning strikes me?” Guntzelman develop suspicions, In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel SilPerspectives and diminish enjoyment. verstein describes many of They always threaten us with the worries that beset childhood woeful events allegedly waiting minds. But don’t forget that the What- around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies ifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs show 80 percent of our worries crawling inside our ears at night, never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – espedon’t we? For us, their content is differ- cially in our case. What to do about handling our ent. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love worries? First, make the distincdoesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow tion between angst and anxiety. up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Angst is the German word for the anticipatory dread that is present Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something in all of us as we recognize just

how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with existing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance, a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc.

Its intensity is partly determined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us. To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and

years God gives us? Hollis believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the identifiable fears in our anxiety, then (3) simply do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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you want I’ve reported on this in is what we the past but feel compelled did then to do it again because I’m it’s going seeing several companies to cost this advertising for air duct much.” cleaning. T h a t The ads say the compaprice was nies will clean your air ducts b o u t for as little as $39 or $49. Howard Ain a$590, and But, the need for such cleaning is very questionHey Howard! M e l v i n says he able. Brent Melvin responded told them that was still way to one such ad for his too high. “I said four or five times, Amelia house and now says I said, ‘I don’t have that he regrets it. “When I was on the kind of money,’ ” he said. Melvin said the charge phone I asked them about came as the ad, about it quite a surbeing $49, and she said, ‘Yes, The U.S. Environmental prise. Protection Agency said “I said, $49, for the ‘If I would number of duct cleaning has h a v e vents,’ ” said never been shown to k n o w n Melvin. After he actually prevent health before you this I ordered the problems. It said did wouldn’t cleaning and the studies show dust have had technicians came to his house, adheres to duct this done – because they immediately surfaces and does not that’s why I began working necessarily enter the called you and then presented a bill. living space. In fact, the was the ad for $49.’ “They really EPA does not He said, didn’t explain the bill but said recommend air ducts ‘Well that’s we it’s $2,000 to get be cleaned routinely. what did.’ ” everything Relucdone,” he said. Melvin objected to the tantly, Melvin said he ended cost, which covered every- up paying $553, because thing from cleaning mold that’s as low as the supervithey said they found on a sor on the phone would brand-new humidifier to approve. “I felt like I was kind of cleaning dust mites. The technician then wrote up forced and I couldn’t say, ‘OK, well leave.’ They were another bill. Melvin said the techni- already packing up and getcian told him, “Well, if all ting ready to leave after

they did the job,” he said. Later, Melvin inspected the air ducts and found uncovered holes – and vents that will no longer fit into the duct work. “I guess they didn’t put this vent back on and they broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,” he said. Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust adheres to duct surfaces and does not necessarily enter

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April 28, 2010

Eat like a winner with Derby Day recipes don’t need a plow and the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.

I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven here in Clermont C o u n t y, someone will usually come Rita up and to visit Heikenfeld ask “ t h e Rita’s kitchen farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new. And you can see my clothes hanging on the line from the highway opposite our field. Although we grow a whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. The whole point is you

Legendary hot brown

From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating. I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make this. The notes in parentheses are mine.

Ingredients (Makes two hot browns):

2 ounces butter (1⁄4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour (1⁄2 cup) 1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley In a two-quart saucepan,


The hot brown dish made famous by the Brown Hotel in Louisiville. melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an

oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano cheese. Place entire dish under a broiler until cheese begins to brown and bubble. Remove from broiler, cross two pieces of crispy bacon on top, sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve immediately.

Mint juleps

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 ounces good bourbon and 1⁄4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste

on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

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Go to Rita’s column online at for her clone of the beloved Kentucky Derby pie.

Rick Bayless’ Mexican chimichurri sauce

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo coming up. Rick is one of the most talented chefs I’ve met. One of my favorites during a class he taught for me was a delicious grilled shrimp marinade that doubled as a dipping sauce. Here’s how Rick did it: Set a dry skillet over medium heat. Lay 1⁄2 head of unpeeled garlic cloves and 3 serrano chilies in the pan. Roast, turning frequently, for about 10 minutes for the chilies and 15 minutes for the garlic, or until soft

Rita on the radio

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 on Sacred Heart Radio 740AM, I talk with Brian Patrick about Bible herbs and foods. This week it’s how to make a Mary Garden. Visit for all the good info plus relevant recipes. and blotchy brown in spots. Let cool until they can be handled, and then slip the skins off the garlic and pull the stems off the chilies and, wearing rubber gloves, roughly chop (no need to remove the seeds). Place in a food processor along with 1 bunch each cilantro and parsley (lower stems removed), 1⁄2 cup olive oil, and up to 2 teaspoons salt. Process until nearly smooth (it will be pasty). Remove 1⁄3 cup and stir in 3 tablespoons water. This will be your extra sauce for dipping, whatever. Use the remaining sauce to brush on shrimp, poultry, beef, etc. and grill as desired. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Clermont hybrid buses hit the road


Clermont Commissioner Ed Humphrey, CTC Operations Manager Rob Lykins, Milford City Manager Loretta Rokey, and First Transit Director of Finance Jason Mangone cut a ceremonial ribbon introducing four new hybrid buses into the CTC fleet.

During a Thursday, April 15, ribbon cutting ceremony at Community Park in Miami Township, Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) officials welcomed four hybrid buses into the county fleet. “These buses provide a 40-percent increase in fuel efficiency and will reduce maintenance costs and

greenhouse gas emissions,” said Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “Citizens riding the buses won’t notice a change, except they run quieter and the word ‘hybrid’ is on the side of the bus.” The CTC hybrids were purchased with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds and are equipped

with bicycle racks. “Milford is a green community and hybrid buses are a great fit locally and countywide,” said Milford Administrator Loretta Rokey. “We appreciate the bus company and the county for providing citizens with this type of forwardthinking transportation.” CTC is the primary

provider of public transportation in Clermont County. Founded in 1977 as CART (Clermont Area Rural Transit), CTC has continued to evolve and now offers four fixed routes, in addition to its Dial-a-Ride services. For more information, call 732-7433. Information is also available at www.ctc.


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April 28, 2010


Ole Fisherman is busy this spring

Terri Rechtin, program director, stands with Morgan Sperry, class representative and keynote speaker.

Look to Clermont class graduates The Look to Clermont Class of 2010 graduation was recently held at UC Clermont College. The program’s mission was to prepare high school student leaders from the Clermont County area to play a future role in their community and to prepare the students for constructive leadership and responsible participation in the affairs of the county. The following students participated in the year-long program learning the history of Clermont County, citizenship, leadership and volunteerism: Ashley Abbott (Milford), Kody Blankenship (New Richmond), Kelli Bosse (New Richmond), Morgan Brink (Bethel-Tate), Danitra Campbell (BethelTate), Sara Chilewski (GlenEste), Carly Clark (Amelia), Erik Dearduff (Live Oaks), Cassie Ewing (Batavia), Shayla Galloway (Milford), Ashley Gilkerson (Clermont Northeastern), Nate Godby (Goshen), Ashleigh Grimes (Batavia), Denice Harris (Goshen), Shane Housh (Grant), Cory King (Grant), Megan McDonough (Batavia), Rachel Meisberger (Williamsburg), Josh Rettig (Glen Este), Loren

Schutzius (FelicityFranklin), Natalie Siddique (Loveland), Malia Smolenski (Loveland), Andrea Sparks (Live Oaks), Morgan Sperry (Amelia), Seth Varner (Clermont-Northeastern) and Amanda White (Felicity-Franklin). Sperry was chosen by her classmates to be the class representative and keynote speaker. She presented an overview of the program and the leadership skills that were learned along with the friendships that were made throughout the program. A special thanks was given to Terri Rechtin, program director, and Glenda Neff, director of business and educational outreach at UC Clermont College. Graduation plaques were presented by Bill Lyons, president of the Lyons Group, and Andrew McCreanor, executive director of Clermont 20/20, Inc. A special thanks was given to corporate sponsors: The Midland Co., Northeastern Lions Club, Brower Insurance Agency, Clermont County Republican Party, Batavia Rotary, Goshen Lions Club, Milford Kiwanis Club and Tom Mantel.

Lions Club pancake breakfast, which was good. Then we went to Grants. On SaturGeorge day while at Rooks Grants Farm Ole there was a truck of Fisherman big trees come in. Some of the most beautiful weeping cherry trees I have ever seen. Along with fruit trees and other ones. After we left there we stopped at the U.S. Grant Vocational School for their community dinner and what a meal. The meal is fixed by the culinary class under the supervision of the Forsee brothers. There were close to 1,000 people there to eat. The greenhouse there was open and will remain open until sometime in May. These two lads sure do a super job with the cooking class. This is one of the best schools in the community. Our two daughters, one son-in-law and one granddaughter went to school there and all are doing great in their fields. Thanks Grant school for a super school and the help you are giving the students. For you folks who like to play cards, May 1 there will be a card party playing euchre at the Monroe Grange Hall in Nicholsville. There will be food available half way through the card party along with coffee and soft drinks. This will be the last one until October. There will be a big event in the Bethel area on May 8. There will be crafters, food vendors, artists, music, Shriners clowns, activities for children and a quilt show at the Methodist church. There will be music

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Earn GED by setting small achievable goals Working in the ABLE program for several years, I have learned that setting small goals is easier to achieve than setting unrealistic goals. For example, I will lose 50 pounds by June 2010, improve my exercise program, and I will walk two miles a day, seven days a week. I don’t know about you, but that lasted less than a week. I now walk one mile a day, five days a week. This goal is easier to achieve because I have reduced the pressure on myself. This is how our adult education staff is trained. When a student walks through the door and wants to get their GED, we work with each student to set

small goals so they can achieve that larger goal of receiving their GED. Achieving small Jimmi goals helps McIntosh s t u d e n t s Community experience a of Press guest feeling completion columnist that adds to the confidence needed to tackle the GED Test or any other goal you set for yourself. Begin with small goals and review your progress every two to four weeks. Let me share some small goals with you: • Study 20 to 30 minutes a day. • Read the newspaper every day.

• Have regular attendance in classes. • Set family goals or assign responsibilities. • Visit a shut-in. • Begin a new hobby or collection. Begin the year by setting small goals (it doesn’t have to be education related). If you work at them, review your progress on a regular basis, and be committed to your plan you will achieve your goals. Good luck in 2010. If you are interested in beginning Adult Education/GED classes, contact me at the Clermont County Educational Service Center at 735-8300. Jimmi McIntosh is supervisor at Clermont County Educational Service Center, Clermont Center Drive, Batavia.

in Burke Park, in front of the Grant Memorial Building and at Harmony Hill Winery. This will be a very busy day with lots of activities so mark your calendar and look for more information in the papers. The Bethel Lions Club will have a booth there so you can drop off used eye glasses, get your blood pressure checked and buy a print of covered bridges by a local artist. The Monroe Grange also will be having an open

house at their Grange Hall at 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville May 8, from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m., so stop in and learn about the Grange and its teachings. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.



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Howdy folks, Mark your calendar for April 30 at Receptions Center East, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. This is the CASA For Clermont Kids! spring charity benefit to raise money for abused and neglected children. This is a wonderful program and the service this group do for children. Ruth Ann and I donate wood items to C.A.S.A. each year. It seems when they have their dinner and program we always have another event we are involved in, so we wish them a wonderful evening and lots of money raised for this organization. The judges and everyone that is involved in this endeavor are to be thanked. My mother kept foster children when I was still at home. Over the years she kept 32. Still today we keep in touch with some of them, or run into someone who was in her care. Now get your mouth set for some great eating, wilted lettuce and green onions. The first from our garden along with some dandelion greens in the lettuce. Last week the honey bee inspector was here to check our honey bees. We had three hives and lost two. The one hive is doing good. He said there was a 70-percent loss of honey bees in Ohio this past winter. I can believe it with the losses we hear about. He told me to put a super on the hive so they could make honey for us. There is lots of brood in the hive so he thought the hive will be O.K. Ruth Ann and I spent an afternoon cleaning more hives that we have. Getting them ready for more honey bees. If any of you folks have a swarm of bees, give us a call at 734-6980. Last week we went to a funeral visitation for a lovely lady, Mrs. Erma Lee Utley. When Ruth Ann and I were delivering Meals on Wheels for Clermont Senior Services we got to see her and visit. She always enjoyed our visit and would have a beautiful smile for us. Her husband Roy sure took extra good care of her. Ruth Ann and I extend our sympathy to her family. The Grants Farm and Greenhouses Open House was very busy while Ruth Ann and I were there Saturday and Sunday. The first thing Saturday morning was the Bethel

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Mercy Clermont supports students, volunteers The Mercy Hospital Clermont Guild is helping three high school students achieve their goal of pursuing a career in health care and honoring volunteers for their service to the hospital. Ashleigh Henson, 18, of Batavia High School; Lynette Fenchel, 18, of Glen Este High School; and Elizabeth Dallman, 18, of Amelia High School are the recipients of the 2010 Mercy Hospital Clermont Guild scholarships. Guild members have been awarding the scholarships, each worth $1,000, annually since 1990. The scholarships are designated for local high school seniors

who plan to pursue an education in a healthcare-related field. The scholarship selection process is very competitive and the selection committee reviews and considers each applicant’s community volunteer work, school-related activities, and why the student is interested in healthcare as a career. Henson plans to pursue a career in nursing this fall at the UC Clermont College. She is a member of the National Honor Society who has maintained a 3.8 GPA at Batavia High School while also participating in track, volleyball and the color guard. She also

spends time tutoring inner city children through the Whiz Kids program. She is the daughter of Gary and Sandra Henson. Her mom provided inspiration. Sandra has been a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital Clermont for 20 years. Fenchel is also interested in a nursing career and hopes to attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner or nurse educator. She has a total GPA of 4.0 at Glen Este High School, where she is a member of the student council and National Honor Society. She also volunteers at Mercy Hospital Clermont. Lynette is the

daughter of Matthew and Elisabeth Fenchel. Dallman is interested in becoming a pharmacist, due in part to her love of chemistry. She carries a 4.25 GPA at Amelia High School and is a member of the school’s Academic Team and National Honor Society, as well as a participant in the concert band and Kiwanis Key Club. Her community involvement includes volunteering for the Cincinnati Red Cross as a leadership development center counselor. Elizabeth is the daughter of Lee and SheauDi Dallman. A total of 16 volunteers at

Mercy Clermont will be honored with the Presidential Service Awards, which recognizes those donating more than 4,000 hours of service. The recipients will receive a letter from President Obama, a certificate, and a presidential award of service pin. There will be recognition for all volunteers who have donated more than 100 hours of service in the past year, including Harris Wright. The Batavia Township resident and longtime hospital volunteer amassed 27,000 hours of service. For more information, call 732-8582.

Rotary recognizes student of the month


Scout soars to Eagle Rank

Chris Lau recently achieved his Eagle Scout rank. His Eagle Scout Leadership Project was held at Camp Allyn in Batavia Ohio. Lau completed a outdoor recreational area for handicapped children to use during the summer. Lau attends Amelia High School where he is in the International Baccalaureate Program. Lau has traveled with the People To People Group over the past four summers to: Japan, China, England, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.



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As part of its ongoing effort to recognize students in area high schools for their accomplishments, and who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” the Batavia Rotary Club recognized Batavia High School student Alec Bowling as the club’s Student of the Month for April. Bowling is being recognized for his service in the school community and leadership in the classroom. “Alec is one of the many examples of Batavia’s student leaders who are committed to their family and school community,” said Barbara Bradley, Batavia Local Schools superintendent. “He has demonstrated this through his leadership efforts to improve school spirit at Batavia High School.” Bowling is planning on attending the University of


From left are Peter Weiglin, Batavia Rotary president; Barbara Bradley, Batavia Schools superintendent; Alec Bowling, BHS student of the month; and Ed Nurre, rotary student of the month program chair. Cincinnati to major in engineering. At Batavia, Bowling is a senior captain on the boys varsity tennis team and also played on the varsity soccer team. He is the founder of the Green Army Crusaders, a spirit club formed to bring and boost school spirit at

athletic and other school sponsored events. While at Batavia, Bowling also participated in lead and support roles in three Batavia High School musicals. He loves to work with underclassmen and mentor them in the high school experience. Bowling is taking all honors and advance placement classes that Batavia offers. He looks forward to the challenging courses and opportunities that college will provide. In addition to his school activities, Bowling is involved in the non-denominational high school age Christian group Young Life and its Discipleship program. His high school acting ability was also utilized with the Falcon Theatre Company, where he acted in three plays including “To Kill a

Mockingbird,” “The House of Blue Leaves” and “Poseidon: The Musical.” Bowling has also acted in plays at Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park. On top of all these activities, Bowling also works part-time for a local fastfood establishment. The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of a diverse group of community-minded members from Batavia and the surrounding areas that are working together to address various community and international needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world. Batavia Rotary Club meetings are held at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport. Prospective new members and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Visit

Chamber to host women’s golf outing The second annual “Breaking the Grass Ceiling” golfing event, sponsored by the Women’s Initiative Committee of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce, will be 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the

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Royal Oak Country Club, 1 Stillmeadow Drive, in Pierce Township. “This event is perfect for any woman who would like to learn about golf or even the veteran golfer who wants to network with other women while she enjoys a game of golf. Golfers of any level are invited to participate,” said Cathy Sahlfield, women’s initiative chair. All golfers must pre-register with the chamber as availability is limited to 50 women players. The event includes a Golf Etiquette class and a Swing Clinic provided by the club pro. The fee for the event is $75 per player and includes a

deli board lunch that will be served at 11:45 a.m. The event features a 1 p.m. shotgun for nine-hole scramble. The clubhouse will be open until 5 p.m. for beverages, socializing and networking. Door prizes and a raffle will be held in the clubhouse, after the event. Members of the Women’s Initiative Committee include: Cathy Sahlfeld, Workforce One of Clermont County; Michelle Edwards, Key Bank; Lori Hansel, Sheakley Group; Jennifer Justice-Haley, Valley Paint and Body; Stephanie Kirschner, McGill, Smith, Punshon, Inc.; Jenny

Matthews, Chard, Snyder and Associates; Carmelita Merrick, Brower Insurance Agency; Susan Stockman, USI Insurance; Nancy Toole, Blue Chip Mailing Services; Erin Turner, Martinizing; and Summer Tyler, Environmental Partners, Inc. The golfing event is open to women in the community who’d like to play golf and network with other business women. Registrations are being taken through or by calling the chamber at 513-576-5000. For more information call the chamber’s member services manager Julie Graybill at 513-576-5013.


Miami Township

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Saturday, May 22nd • 10:00am to 3:00pm

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1075-1095 State Route 28

at the end of the By Pass (across from Meijer)


April 28, 2010

Community Journal


Bob Ford of Cedarville talks to a group of students from Bethel about frontier life in Ohio at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Kids learn history at Grassy Run Rendezvous Groups of schoolchildren visited the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg Friday, April 23, to get a first-hand look at the early history of the United States. “The kids are what it’s all about,” said Ron Shouse, with the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee. The 18th annual event ran April 23 to April 25 at the Williamsburg Community Park. Friday primarily was dedicated to visiting school groups. Saturday and Sunday the event was open to the public. About 300 re-enactors

Rachel Barnes, a second-grader at Miami Valley Christian Academy in Newtown, learns the art of tin punching at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

from several states gathered for the weekend, camping at the site. The re-enactors displayed skills and crafts from the mid-1700s to about 1840. Re-enactors included musicians, storytellers, blacksmiths, silversmiths, spinners, weavers and broom makers. The Grassy Run Rendezvous draws its name from an April 1792 battle between frontiersman Simon Kenton and the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh at Grassy Run in Jackson Township.

Charley Collins of Chillicothe demonstrates the spring pole lathe April 23 at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.


Malachi Price, right, a fourth-grader from Bethel, engages in a sword fight with Elliot Carlisle of St. Bernard, one of the reenactors at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Gary Miner of Hillsboro demonstrates the firing of a frontier-style gun April 23 at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Eric Davin, a fourth-grader at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School in Bethel, learns about weaving April 23 at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Darcy Angel, left, and Jasmine Wrenn, fourth-graders at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School in Bethel, play with Jacob’s ladders April 23 at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Debbie Miner of Hillsboro shows how to cook over an open fire at the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.

Rylie Hacker, a fourth-grader at Ebon C. Hill Intermediate School in Bethel, grinds corn during a visit April 23 to the Grassy Run Rendezvous in Williamsburg.


Community Journal


April 28, 2010

RELIGION Athenaeum of Ohio

The Athenaeum of Ohio’s The George C. Findley Memorial Lecture, “Marriage in Minority Communities: The Contribution of the Catholic Church” will be presented by Dr. Helen M. Alvaré, JD, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Bartlett Pastoral Center on the Athenaeum campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. The address is 6616 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 2312223.

Clough United Methodist Church

The church is holding its annual Motorcycle Blessing starting at noon Saturday, May 15, in the church parking lot. There will be prayer for safety on the roads followed by a ride through the community. Motorcyclists and their families are invited to a free cookout (hamburgers and hot dogs) served through 2 p.m. There will be a bake sale held by the Clough Youth Group to raise money for youth ministries. In case of rain, activities will move to Sunday, May 16, beginning at noon. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD RIVER OF LIFE Assembly of God 1793 U.S. 52, Moscow, Ohio 45153 Pastor: Ralph Ollendick Sun. Contemporary Service SS -9:45am, Worship 11:00am Wed.- Informal Biblestudy 7-8pm Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services


Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting the Mary Martha Bake Sale and Youth Mission Flower Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at RiverCity BP Station, U.S. 52 and Sycamore Street, New Richmond. Rain alternate at Cranston Presbyterian Church. Sunday Service is at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 553-2397.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church hosts Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sundays. The church is at Locust Corner and Wagner roads, Pierce Township; 752-8459.

Mount Moriah United Methodist Church

The church is hosting the Mount Moriah Methodist Men’s Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Registration is at 10 a.m. Lunch is served from 9 a.m. to 11

Bible Based Teaching Christ-Centered Worship Family Style Fellowship Sunday School 9:45 am Worship 11:00am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 pm 2249 Old State Road 32, Batavia


Pastor: Tom Bevers

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121


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

Sunday School 10am; Morning Worship 11am; Sunday Evening Service 6pm; Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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


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

The church is hosting a free community dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the SonRise Community Church Office Building, formerly the Bridge Café. It includes lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and drinks prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

Trinity Christian Fellowship

The church is hosting Miracle Ser-



100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

vices with Evangelist Matthew Senn of Muncie, Ind., April 30 to May 5. Services are at 7 p.m. each evening and 10 a.m. Sunday morning. Senn’s ministry follows the scripture in I Cor. 12 “to some are given manifestations of certain gifts.” He is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, where he earned a B.A. in Church Ministries and Pastoral Counseling. He answered the call to the “Healing Ministry” in 1997, where he began to see healings and miracles take place. For more info, call Pastor Rex Schrolucke at 724-3500. The church is at 3730 Cobb Road, Williamsburg; 724-7729.

“First and foremost, you should have your soil tested to determine the nutrient requirements for your lawn,” he said. “You may not need fertilizer or applications can be limited, which not only helps reduce runoff, but saves you money. In Clermont County, the Ohio State University Extension-Clermont in Owensville offers soil testing for a nominal fee.” If you need to fertilize, try a few stormwater-friendly alternatives, such as a low-phosphorus or zerophosphorus fertilizer. If you’re interested in learning more about storm water-friendly lawn care maintenance, visit the Clermont Storm Water Management Department’s Web site at or call 732-7880.




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

“Encircling People with God’s Love”

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

The Williamsburg United Methodist Women will be serving their famous chicken sandwiches during the Williamsburg Village-wide Yard Sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1. Also on the menu will be sloppy Joes, hot dogs, pies and beverages. In case of rain, food will be served inside. The church is at 330 Gay St., Williamsburg; 724-6305.

Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday School For All Ages: 9:30 & 10:45am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

844 State Rt. 131


1/2 mile east of Route 50 Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Worship 10:30a Youth Worship 10:30a Nursery provided.

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

513 831 0196

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

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



Lutheran Church (ELCA)

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST 937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM 1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

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



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

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


Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

Yards can be greener If you’re planning to use fertilizer on your lawn this spring, keep in mind that using too much can have a serious impact on the environment. According to John McManus with the Clermont County Storm Water Management Department, excessive use of yard fertilizer can cause major problems. “Many fertilizers contain phosphorous, a chemical that stimulates the growth of algae,” said McManus. “Too much algae depletes oxygen levels in the water that ultimately harms fish and other creatures that rely on healthy waterways to survive.” McManus said there are some simple steps homeowners can take to reduce the impact of lawn fertilizers.

Trinity United Methodist Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262


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

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

176th Year in Felicity Walnut & West St. Felicity Rev. Jane Beattie, Pastor 876-2147 Contemporary Worship..... 9:00am Sunday School.................10:00am Traditional Worship..........10:45am Nursery provided for all Sunday morning services

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley Youth Director- JD Young



Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor


A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

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

Pastor Mike Smith


SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Worship Service.................................. 10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Bible Study............................................6:00pm Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group...........................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Group - Grades 6-12....................7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:


HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


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

A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125 Sunday Worship. 10:00am

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH



Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia


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

Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Mark Owen, Worship Director

Come visit us at the

day Worship Service......8:30am, 10:30am 10:3 Sunday nda School.......................9:30am School 93 Sunday w/nursery & children’s church

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

Welcomes You

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

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


United Methodist Church

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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



SonRise Community Church

St. Bernadette Church 1479 Locust Lake Rd Amelia, Oh 45102 753-5566 Rev. Bill Stockelman, Pastor Weekly Masses, Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

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

The church is hosting their Flea Market/Perennial Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Parish Center, 560 Main St. It features bargain prices. For more information, call 248-1844. The church is at 552 Main Street, Milford; 831-3353.




St. Andrew Church


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

a.m. All cars and trucks. Twenty trophies will be awarded. Door prizes will be awarded. Call 5537418. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333.


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

1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Rev. Kathleen B. Haines Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Nursery care provided

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

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


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

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

Community REUNIONS Riverside and Sedamsville residents – who are 50 years old or older and live or have lived in the Riverside area, attended Riverside Harrison, St. Vincent or OLPH school, are invited to an annual neighborhood reunion at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25, at Jim and Jacks on the river, 3456 River Road (formerly Adolph’s Cafe). For more information, call Sandy at 941-5363. The Madeira High School Class of 1950 – is celebrating its 60th class reunion on Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, at Kenwood Country Club. For more information, contact Jim Decatur at 561-9302. Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending. Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664. Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June

25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at for more information. Milford Class of 1970 – reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at garyndale71@ or 831-4722. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at, on, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please E-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

was a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota and later at Wright State University, where he served as director of infectious diseases and infection control. In his position at Mercy Clermont, Khanzada serves as a resource to physicians treating patients with infectious diseases. “Having an infectious disease physician on staff supports our commitment to provide high quality, safe care to our patients,” said Gayle Heintzelman, president and CEO, Mercy Cler-

Clermont 20/20’s Leadership class Visioning Day began with a welcome and overview of what Tata Consultancy does and is by Amar Naga, director of operations. The international company chose the Cincinnati area for its access and livability and then chose Clermont County for its easy interstate access. This global company was founded in India in 1868 with TSC, Tata Consultancy Services, beginning in 1968. There are 142 offices in 42 countries with 25 regional offices in the United States. The company employs 350,000 worldwide and 300 locally with plans for future employment. Their hospitality was evident from arrival to the end of the day including a tour by Greg Asher, risk manager. This Visioning Day, facilitated by Bob Pautke and Annette Ballard from ProTrain & True North Career Services, was a follow up to the StrengthFinders workshop from their Quality of Life Day presentation to the class last month through which class members learned what their strengths were and how to use them for personal leadership development and professional advantage. The day had a double focus. The first focus being on the individual class members and how they envisioned themselves, their personal brand, in terms of their strengths, unique talents, skills and knowledge, and how these work together to benefit themselves personally in their work environment. How the knowledge of these strengths will affect how they will work with and relate to their coworkers in their individual workplaces. The second focus translated into how class members see themselves going from personal leadership to relationship leadership to becoming communi-



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Specialist comes to Mercy Clermont Mercy Hospital Clermont recently announced that Zakir J. Khanzada, M.D., a board certified infectious disease specialist, has joined the medical staff at Mercy Hospital Clermont. Dr. Khanzada comes to Mercy Clermont from Dayton where he served as a hospitalist and infectious disease specialist for the Dayton Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VA). He also served as an infectious disease consultant with the Kettering System and Kindred Hospital. Prior to joining the VA, Khanzada

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Male stated card used with no authorization at 18 Sperling Drive, April 9.

Jessica Boots, 32, 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, domestic violence, April 6. Dakotah C. Boehm, 22, lka 114 Plenty St., warrant, April 10.



Bike taken at 31 Lori Lane No. 4, April 5. Stereo taken from vehicle; $240 at 17 W. Main St., April 9.

Violation of protection order

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering At Union St., April 6.


Johnathan C. Kestermann, 18, 454 Shannon Court, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 4. Damon A. Clark, 52, 416 W. South St., drug possession, driving under influence, April 4. Cory P. Slater, 21, 1144 Shangrila, drug possession, April 4.

Incidents/investigations Assault Male was assaulted at 950 Kent Road, April 8.

Criminal damage

Rocks thrown through windows of residence at 1938 Clough Pike, April 7.

Criminal mischief

Milk shake thrown on vehicle at 112 S. 4th St., April 3.

Domestic violence

At Old Boston Road, April 7.


Medication taken from vehicle at 209 N. 6th St., April 4.

Bath tub damaged at 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 104, April 10. Building spray painted at Merwin Elementary at 1040 Gaskins, April 8.

Juvenile involved in this offense at New Richmond High at 1131 Bethel New Richmond, April 6.

Criminal mischief

Drug instruments

Male reported this offense at 1346 Locust Corner, April 9.

Marijuana pipe, etc. found in student vehicle at New Richmond High at 1131 Bethel New Richmond, April 6.

Criminal trespass


Drug possession

Mendy L. Messina, 35, 3581 Hunting Creek, warrant, April 2. Gregory T. Berwanger, 47, 2333 Ohio 222, theft, April 3. Lora A. Benken, 36, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, recited, April 7. Zachary M. Sicurella, 21, 356 St. Andrews No. E, unlawful restraint, domestic violence, April 4. Michael Davis, 45, homeless, sexual imposition, April 8. Kathleen F. Steele, 25, 3811 Shagbark, theft, April 9. Geoffrey Oneal, 26, 2172 Idlett Hill, theft, April 9.



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Sexual imposition

Female reported this offense at Culver Court, April 8.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 1491 Denny Drive, March 31. Cash taken; $4,500 at 538 Hopper Hill Farms, April 5. Debit card, etc. taken from purse at 1381 Ohio Pike No. E, April 4. Purse taken from vehicle at Kroger at 1783 Ohio Pike, April 5. Gasoline not paid for at Murphy USA; $56 at Ohio Pike, April 8. PC games and software taken from Walmart; $341 at East Ohio Pike, April 9.

Mt. Holly, warrant, April 9. Roger L. Pohlman, 26, 5991 Meadow Creek, warrant service, April 9. Wesley T. Pfalz, 20, 4805 Long Acres, warrant, April 9. Louis G. Holston, 44, 4495 Eva Lane, domestic violence, April 8. Thomas E. Baker Jr., 27, 777 No. 9 Rue Center, warrant service, April 8. Heather M. Green, 22, Mt. Olive Pt. Isabel Road, warrant service, April 11. Andrew Parag, 32, 1 Pebble Place, obstructing official business, April 11. Heather M. Urban, 27, 1819 Sutton Ave., warrant, April 9. Lorraine Brock, 29, 482 Piccadilly, warrant service, April 10. Molly B. True, 30, criminal tools, theft, drug abuse, drug instrument, April 8. Larry Turner, no age given, 20 Apple Lane, operating vehicle under influence, April 9. Scott B. Laney Jr., no age given, Lka 215 E. Main, illegal assemble, chemicals possession, April 8. Latisha Perry, 30, 4524 Weiner Lane, drug possession, driving under suspension, April 10. Joseph M. Palessandri, 34, 3907 Long Lane, operating vehicle under influence, April 10. Tracy B. Kuhlman, 31, 6107 Main St., criminal trespass, April 9. Juvenile, 14, theft, burglary, April 11. Timothy S. Acton, 41, 4773 Pewter, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, persistent disorderly conduct, April 9. Tamara A. Myers, 41, 2 Montgomery Way, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, April 8. Ronda L. Elliott, 44, 1005 Clepper Lane, theft, April 9. Jonathan C. Day, 18, 3498 Greenbush West, theft, drug possession, April 10. Bruce Birkley, 61, 1202 Old Ohio 74, operating vehicle under influence, April 11. Steven L. Norman, 23, 4534 Tealtown, operating vehicle under influence, April 10. Mary B. Hoffman, no age given, 4662 Aston Drive, warrant service, April 11. David C. Kelly, 44, 4636 Courtwood, physical control, April 11.

B. A. Mitchell, 24, 5883 Elm, aggravated trespass, criminal damage, April 11. Angel D. Cooper, 39, 15 N. West St., theft, April 10. David A. Wathen, 32, 2564 Bethel New Richmond Road, operating vehicle under influence, April 10. Frank Nelson, 42, 1097 Shayler, driving under suspension, April 9. Tonya R. Wolf, 25, 17769 Gauche, driving under suspension, April 10. Sareth Phann, 26, lka 513 Hawthorne, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, April 9. Howard Renner, no age given, 780 Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, April 9. Robert A. Miller, 22, 320 St. Andrews, driving under suspension, April 8. Evelyn C. Holbrook, 37, 11994 Maple Trail, driving under suspension, April 9. Juvenile, 17, robbery, theft, April 9. Juvenile, 17, underage possession, April 12. Matthew S. Spencer, 19, 3973 Piccadilly, theft, underage possession, April 12. Kevin Webster, 19, 475 Piccadilly, criminal trespass, April 12. Stefanie L. Wood, 21, 1339 Wilson Dunham Hill, warrant service, April 13. Inez M. Neal, 19, 907 Fairbanks, driving under suspension, April 13. Karla A. Shannon, 28, 1521 Sutton, operating vehicle under influence, April 10. Gordon E. Cooper, 46, 1751 E. Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, April 11. Tanika Hess, 32, 4560 Ireton Road, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, April 12. Miriam O. Harris, 72, 1103 Lang, no drivers license, April 12. Matthew J. Burton, 34, 4475 Timber Glen, warrant, April 12. Brandon W. Alexander, 18, 1822 Louis Lane, underage consumption, obstructing official business, April 13. Ryan L. Humpherys, 18, 2845 U.S. 50, underage consumption, April 13. Kristin K. Pfau, 19, 4461 Spruce Creek, keg law, April 13. Anthony Vieregge, 20, 3452 S. Gar-

rett, driving under suspension, April 13. Bryan Colyer Jr., 18, 1172 Creekridge, drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension, April 14. Gary L. Scott, 24, 4457 Glenwillow, theft, April 12. Cathy D. Gueye, 34, 475 Piccadilly, driving under suspension, April 13. Daniel P. Feldhaus, 58, 70 Lucy Run, operating vehicle under influence, April 13. Carmella M. Nimmo, 23, 4730 Buckskin Trail, drug possession, April 13. James M. Campbell, 18, 1292 Mcguffey Lane, marijuana possession, April 13. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, April 13. Juvenile, 15, marijuana possession, April 13. Michael R. Cheney, 25, lka 507 Old Ohio 74 No. 201, aggravated menacing, April 12. Tamara M. Morton, 20, 4731 Shepherd, warrant service, April 13. Deanna M. Hilton, 28, 4704 Beechwood, warrant service, April 13. Ryan T. Evans, 19, 4500 New Market Court, warrant service, April 14.

Incidents/investigations Attempted theft

Laptop computer taken from Best Buy at Eastgate Blvd., April 11. Attempt made to taken GPS from vehicle at Elick Lane, April 11.


Guitars, etc. taken at 4396 Eastwood No. 2116, April 13.

Child endangering, domestic violence At Mt. Carmel Tobasco, April 9.

Criminal damage

Fencing damaged at 475 Roundbottom, April 11. Object thrown off overpass damaging vehicle at overpass at I-275 at Barg Salt, April 10. Eggs thrown at three vehicles at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., April 9. Eggs thrown at vehicle at 645 Holiday Drive, April 8. Picture frames damaged at 4810 Long Acres No. B, April 12.

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DEATHS Shirley Ann Beaver

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Robert A. Redkey, 21, 4356 Beechmont Ave., warrant service, April 10. Joseph R. Penny, 39, 2870 Lindale

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Incidents/investigations Assault

Criminal damage

Drug abuse instrument possession


Juvenile, 15, drug possession, paraphernalia, April 9. William T. Willhoff, 38, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 151, criminal trespass, April 11. Michael Davis, 45, 1751 Ohio Pike, disorderly conduct, April 11.

Male was assaulted at 1751 E. Ohio Pike, March 30. Male juvenile was assaulted at 1761 Culver Court, March 31.

Battery and wrench taken; $129 at 1040 Front St., April 11.

Domestic violence

Female reported this offense at 33 Lori Lane, April 8.




Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card


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Robert Clemons

Robert “Bobby” Clemons, 53, of Ohio Township died April 19. Survived by parents, George and Helen Clemons; brothers, Raymond Clemons, Maurenus Clemons, Tony Miller and Mark Clemons; sisters,

Darlene Lauders and Linda Groh; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Carla Clemons. Services were April 21 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Viola Margaret Conrady

Viola Margaret (nee Neu) Conrady, 89, of Amelia died April 18. Survived by husband, Francis Gregory; children, Jim (Christine), Bob (Sandra) and Ed; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Irene Neu-Jones. Preceded in death by sister, Marie Lauber; and brother, William Neu. Services were April 26 at Church of the Assumption, Mount Healthy. Memorials to: St. Vincent De Paul

Society, 4530 Este Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232; and the Special Olympics Hamilton County, 4777 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227-1542.

T.J. William Jacobs Sr.

T.J. William Jacobs Sr., 60, of New Richmond died April 14. Survived by sons, William (Roxanne) Jacobs and Joey (Becky) Jacobs; daughter, Rebecca Jacobs; and grandchildren, Cacara, Arielle, Tory, Zalton, Shelbi, Chase, Angel, Justin, Rachel, Zoey and Blaze. Preceded in death by wife, Sylvia Ann Jacobs. Services were April 21 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, New Richmond.

June Lynn Kretzer

June Lynn Kretzer, 42, of Amelia died April 16. Survived by son, Rickey Kretzer; daughter, Ariana Rose; father, Robert Groh; brothers, Robert Groh Jr. and Ronald Groh; sisters, Donna DeJulia and Rhonda Foster. Preceded in death by mother, Lyndle Groh. Services were April 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Alva L. Maynard

Alva L. Maynard, 75, of Batavia died April 13. Survived by wife, Joyce (nee Crider) Maynard; son, Darryl (Lisa) Maynard; daughter, Denise (David) Warfield; brother, Okey Maynard; and sisters, Helen Ramsey, Mickey Moore and Kathy Garcia. Preceded in death by brothers, Sherman Maynard and Earl Maynard. Services were April 19 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

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Frances E. Reynolds, 72, of Amelia died April 15. Survived by husband, Kenneth Reynolds; son, Terry L. Reynolds; daughter, Kimberly L. Kiekeben; brothers, Tim and Joseph Jeffries; sister, Betty Lack; and grandchildren, Deidra A. Reynolds and Eric M. Kiekeben. Preceded in death by brothers, Ben H., Edward and William Jeffries; and sisters, Ann Hall, Doris Sink and Almeda Walker. No services. Memorials to: Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036.

Reva W. Seaton

Reva W. Seaton, 85, of Amelia died April 15. Survived by daughters, Sharon (Karl) Sekol and Leslie (Dennis) Homan; and grandchildren, Tony Vieson, Travis Vieson, Miranda Vieson and Amber Homan. Preceded in death by husband, Edward L. Seaton. Services were April 17 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Henry H. Shepherd

Henry H. Shepherd, 70, of Eastgate died April 15. Survived by sons, Russell (Joe) Shepherd, Terry (Martha) Shepherd and Henry N. (Lynda) Shepherd; daughters, Pamela (Don) West and Melissa (William) Taylor; brothers, George Shepherd and Tom Shepherd; sisters, Evelyn Rhoten and Rosie Crutchfield; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, George and Mary Shepherd. Services were April 22 at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

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April 28, 2010

Community Journal


POLICE REPORTS From B10 Criminal mischief

Obscenities spray painted on property of Glen Este Middle School at Glen Este Withamsville Road, April 10. Writing on door at 484 Old Ohio 74, April 9.

Endangering children

Female reported this offense at 4704 Beechwood, April 13.


Counterfeit $50 bill passed at Payless Shoes at Eastgate Blvd., April 10. Four screens damaged on windows at 4103 Durham Crossing, April 10. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 4527 Eastwood, April 8. Box with personal papers taken at 957 View Drive, April 8. Laptop computer, etc. taken from vehicle at 1212 Woodchase, April 8. Laptop computer and medication taken at 4700 Beechwood, April 7. Camera, etc. taken at 3983 Piccadilly, April 7. Items taken from several vehicles at Glendale Drive, April 13.


Sign spray painted at Summerside Elementary at Vermona Drive, April 12.



Eric Widdmeyer, 20, 50 High Meadow, warrant, April 7.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Jewelry and handgun were taken; $800 at 713 Willow St., April 7.


Male stated ID used with no authorization at 350 S. Broadway St., April 5.


Female was threatened at 418 E. Main St., March 30.


Sandra Dawn Kinman, 36, 450 E. 2nd St., Manchester, burglary at 5634 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, April 17. Krystle N Rubenbauer, 24, 6022 Deerfield Road, Milford, theft at 2270 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 15. Sondra E Walriven, 25, 2082 West Road, New Richmond, theft at 2082 West Road, New Richmond, April 13. Jonathon M. Cox, 24, 2082 West Road, New Richmond, theft at 2082 West Road, New Richmond, April 13. Jessica M Boots, 32, 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, endangering children at 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 13. David A Kuykendall, 32, 700 University Lane, Batavia, illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits at 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 13. Juvenile, assault, Batavia, April 12. Juvenile, domestic violence, Batavia, April 12. Connie Jordan, 43, 4181 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, disorderly conduct at 4181 Ohio 133, Batavia, April 12. John M Fisler, 27, 2202 Oakland Locust Ridge Road, Mt Orab, forgery, misuse of credit card, receiving stolen property at 2600 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, April 14. Kasey George, 21, 2175 Ohio Pike, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering at 2910 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, April 13. Britney A Frazee, 31, 14 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 14 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 13. Laura E White, 27, 46 Robin Way, Amelia, theft at 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 13. Stacy Naegel, 23, 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, violate protection order or consent agreement at 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, April 13. Juvenile, 16, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, Batavia, April 13. Kristian Carlisle, 36, 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, domestic violence, using weapons while intoxicated at 28 Lucy Run Road, Batavia, April 14. Joesph Michael Wimmer, 19, 2822 Montana Ave., Cincinnati, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicat-

ing liquor at 500 University Lane, Batavia, April 14. Chris R. Thornberry, 49, 3411 Jackson Pike, Batavia, domestic violence, endangering children - administer corporal punishment at 3411 Jackson Pike, Batavia, April 15. Kyle T Green, 26, 211 Tower St., New Vienna, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of drugs - marijuana, endangering children at Ohio 32 & Dela Palma, Williamsburg, April 15. Daniel L Langdon, 26, 700 University Lane, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 15. Nancy Barbara Arroyo, 44, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 16. Robert C Timberman, 64, 4025 Vinings Drive, No. 157, Cincinnati, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 16. Juvenile, 14, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs, Batavia, April 19. Juvenile, 15, selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs, Batavia, April 19. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, April 13. Sherri A List, 41, 153 Concord Square, Williamsburg, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia at Ohio 32 (west) / Half Acre Ramp, Batavia, April 18. Laura F Rapp, 44, 2268 Old 32, Batavia, domestic violence at 2268 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 17. Donald W Thompson, 24, 50 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 4302 Batavia Meadows, Batavia, April 18. Robert C Abner, 50, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Lot 25, Amelia, aggravated menacing at 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated Menacing At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 18.


At 505 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 12. At 2111 Ginn Road, New Richmond, April 15. At 2403 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 17. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 17. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, April 14. At 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Batavia, April 15. At 82 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, April 16.

Breaking and entering

At 1410 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 16. At 1332 U.S. 52, New Richmond, April 13. At 1406 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 18. At 3806 Hwy. 50, Marathon, April 14. At 4024 Alexander Lane, Batavia, April 15.


At 131 Chapel Road, Amelia, April 13. At 2328 Hillcrest Drive, Amelia, April 12. At 2784 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 15. At 5634 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, March 12.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1720 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, April 12. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. At 1601 U S 52, New Richmond, April 14. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 12. At 2910 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, April 13. At 2911 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 13. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 15.

Criminal trespass

At 1720 Lindale Nicholsville Road, Amelia, April 12. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. At 1416 Stone Fox Drive, Batavia, April 17. At 2426 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, April 16. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 14. At 3415 Ohio 133, Wilimington, April 16. At 4237 Ellis Road, Batavia, April 12. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 15.

Disorderly conduct

At 4181 Ohio 133, Batavia, April 12.

Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Domestic violence

At Jackson Pike, Batavia, April 15. At Batavia Meadows, Batavia, April 18. At Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 12. At Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 13. At Bethel New Richmond Road, New

Richmond, April 13. At Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 17. At Lucy Run Road, Batavia, April 14.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

At Ohio 32 (West) / Half Acre Ramp, Batavia, April 18. At Ohio 32 & Dela Palma, Williamsburg, April 15.

Drug paraphernalia

At 4564 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 11. At Ohio 32 (West) / Half Acre Ramp, Batavia, April 18.

Endangering children - abuse

At 2000 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 15.

Endangering children administer corporal punishment

At 3411 Jackson Pike, Batavia, April 15.

Endangering children

At 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. At Ohio 32 & Dela Palma, Williamsburg, April 15. At 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 14. At Ohio 32 & Dela Palma, Williamsburg, April 15. At Ohio 32 (West) / Half Acre Ramp, Batavia, April 18.

At 5321 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 9. At 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 7. At 2082 West Road, New Richmond, April 8. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, April 7. At 2270 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 5. At 2348 Ohio 232, New Richmond, April 7. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, April 11. At 3779 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, April 9. At 6 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 5. At 6044 Belfast Road, Batavia, April 9. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10. At 2192 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, April 14. At 2837 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg, April 12. At 2923 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, April 16. At 4979 Glancy Corner Marathon Road, Williamsburg, April 16. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 13. At 131 Chapel Road, Amelia, April 13. At 1601 U S 52, New Richmond,

April 14. At 2082 West Road, New Richmond, April 8. At 2270 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 5. At 2409 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 15. At 2938 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, April 17. At 4024 Alexander Lane, Batavia, April 15. At 4560 Ireton Road, Williamsburg, April 15. At 489 Felicity Cedron Rural Road, Georgetown, April 16. At 5807 Baas Road, Batavia, April 14. At 6001 Filager Road, Batavia, April 12. At 700 Diamond Hill Road, New Richmond, April 15. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10. At 7000 Midland Blvd., Amelia, April 12.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

At 101 Shady Court, Amelia, April 17. At 321 Shannon Circle, Batavia, April 14. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 13.

Unruly juvenile offenses

At Apple Tree, Batavia, April 4. At Sulphur Springs Drive, Batavia, April 5.

Ethnic intimidation

At Eastfork Crossing Park, Batavia, April 11.

Failure to confine a canine

At 4233 Roselawn Ave., Batavia, April 18.


At 2600 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, April 14.

Fugitive from justice

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 16. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 16.

Identity fraud

At 3708 Loch Lamond Drive, Amelia, April 11. At 97 Tall Trees Drive, Amelia, April 12.

Illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10.

Inducing panic - threaten violence At 1088 Wasserman Way, Batavia, April 8.


At 2041-7 E Hall Road, New Richmond, April 5. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 5. At 3806 Hwy. 50, Marathon, April 8. At 5 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 5. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 14.

Misuse of credit card

At 2600 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, April 14.

Obstructing official business

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 1557 Apple Tree, Batavia, April 4. At 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, April 10. At Bauer and Peace Haven, Batavia, April 11. At 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 153, Amelia, April 16. At 500 University Lane, Batavia, April 14.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Board of the Clermont County Public Library PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES New Public Library Facility Construction and Renovations The Clermont County Public Library Board of Trustees, 326 Broadway Street Batavia, Ohio 45103, invites interested design firms to submit statements of qualifications for: New Public Library Building Construction and Associated Renovation The scope of work includes: (1) Utilizing the facility elevation plans created for zoning application and approval purposes; prepare all necessary blueprints and documents including floor, electrical, mechanical, landscaping, etc. necessary to construct a Public Library. The project will include the renovation of an existing 11,600 S.F. former restaurant building, with an additional 9,000 +- S. F. addition. (2) Estimating project construction and renovation costs based on but not limited to the library’s specifications. (3) Developing a proposed timeline with milestone dates for completion. (4) Providing design and other architectural services to implement the construction and renovation plan. The estimated cost of the project is approximately three (3) million dollars.

Pandering obscenity

Statements of qualifications shall include:

Pandering obscenity involving a minor - buy, procure, possess, obscene material

(1) The name, address, telephone number, and owner/s of the firm.

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

At 2268 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 18.

Passing bad checks

At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 5.

Possession of drugs - marijuana At Ohio 32 & Dela Palma, Williamsburg, April 15.

(2) Number of years in business, the firm’s history, and types of services offered. (3) A one-page statement of interest and qualifications for this project.

Possession of drugs

(4) A brief (maximum two- page) project under standing description. Include any concerns regarding permits, schedule, site, etc.

Receiving stolen property

(5) Discussion of firm’s specific abilities and expertise to provide the required professional services and qualifications related to project requirements, including project management skills and methodology to monitor project budgets.

Selling, purchasing, distributing, or delivering dangerous drugs

(6) Key personnel proposed as project team members, including detailed resumes. Clearly identify sub consultants, if proposed, with similar information. Please include staff locations as related to the project site.

At 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9. At Ohio 32 (West) / Half Acre Ramp, Batavia, April 18. At 1317 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 9.

At 1702 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, March 13. At 2600 Batavia Williamsburg Pike, Batavia, April 14. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 16.


At 1557 Apple Tree, Batavia, April 4. At 2115 Hwy. 50, Batavia, April 9.


At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 10. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 8. At 1919 Clermontville Laurel Road, New Richmond, April 10. At 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 5. At 2818 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 8. At 3779 Jackson Pike, Williamsburg, April 9.

Flying high

Cory Deming recently earned his instrument rating on his pilot certificate. With his instrument rating, Deming is now approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly aircraft solely by reference to instruments. Deming is enrolled in the Professional Pilot Program at the University of Cincinnati. The laboratory portion of the Professional Pilot Program is taught at the Clermont County Airport. When Deming completes the two-year program, he will have also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree and is considering completing a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UC. For more information about professional pilot training, visit or call 732-5200. Deming, left, stands with instructor Braden Bensinger immediately following his instrument checkride. PROVIDED

(7) Examples of specific knowledge, expertise and project management experience related to this type of project. (8) A list and description of recent and similar library projects the firm has completed. (9) References (no less than three from similar projects. Reference information must include: a) Name of owner b) Project name and overall value c) Brief description of firm’s involvement d) Contact person e) Address f)Telephone/fax numbers/email address g) Firm’s key personnel assigned to the referenced project Seven (7) copies of the firm’s statement of qualifications to perform the work shall be submitted to: David Mezack, Executive Director, Clermont County Public Library. Statements of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon April, 28, 2010. The format of the statement is left to the discretion of the firm. All questions regarding this request for qualifications should be directed to David Mezack via email:, or 513-735-7193 1235928/1553027



Using weapons while intoxicated

At 3 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 11. At 28 Lucy Run Road, Batavia, April 14.

Violate protection order or consent agreement

At 1262 Champions Crossing, Batavia, April 5. At 2948 Quitter Road, Williamsburg, April 5. At 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, April 7. At 3 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 13. At 83 Sierra Court, Batavia, April 14.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notification is given that Park National Southwest Bank, Ohio & Northern Kentucky, 8366 P rin c eton -Glen d ale Road, Suite A, West Chester, Ohio, 45069 has filed an application with the Comptroller of the Currency on April 21, 2010, as specified in 12 CFR 5 for permission to relocate a branch at 4609 Eastgate Blvd, Ohio Cincinnati, 45245 to 4550 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati, Any Ohio 45245. person wishing to comment on the proposed branch relocation may file comments in writing with the Director of District OCC at Licensing District OfCentral fice, One Financial Place, Suite 2700, 440 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60605 within 15 days of the date of this publication. 1554665 125 Storage 1958 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 Ph: (513)797-8515 Fax: (513) 797-4726 1. Ricky Bradshaw K397/413, PO Box 273, Batavia, Oh. 45103; 2. Hazel Freeman E143, 105 Washington St., 2A, New Oh Richmond, 45157; Gerwin, Adam 3. B16-S711, 126 Queens Rd, Milford, Oh. 45150; 4.Carl Grubb & Dawynelle Perkinss, D114, S707, Z061, SR 125 & 103, Amelia, Oh. 45102; 5. Scott Jeffries, J376, 4488 Bridewood Ln, Batavia, Oh 45103; 6. Barbara Maddoy, I 318, Z061 SR 125 & 144, Amelia, Oh 45102; 7. Theresa Schaffran, M429, 1612 Highway 28, Loveland, Oh 45140; 8. Walter Valentine R656 555 Wooden Run Ln, Felicity, Oh. 45120. 1001553174 PUBLIC NOTICE TO LOW INCOME RENTERS CLERMONT The METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHOR ITY will be accepting applications for the HOUSING PUBLIC ONE BEDROOM WAITING LIST effective May 1, 2010 31, May through 2010. Applicants for the Public Housing one bedroom waiting list must be elderly, disabled or handicap ped. Applicants may a preout fill application on line at the Authority’s website Applications will no longer be accepted at the Authority’s Administrative PreOffice. applications must be properly completed to be accepted, and only if the family composition and income are within HUD guidelines. The Clermont Metropolitan Housing reserves Authority the right to check all applicant references. If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Office at 513-732-6010 or for the hearing impaired call TDD 7326010. Equal Opportunity Employer Equal Housing Opportunity 1001552855


Community Journal

On the record

April 28, 2010


Easter at Clough UMC Members of Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township celebrated Easter with a traditional breakfast cooked and served by the men of the church before the service April 4.

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



Following a long-standing tradition of the men of the church preparing and serving breakfast for the congregation on Easter Sunday, Mike Earls, Logan Sutherland, and Dave Heileman of Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township get ready to serve breakfast to their families and friends.

6 Ashwood Place, Maple Street Homes LLC. to James Alan McArthur, 0.1440 acre, $144,716. 24 Parkwood Place, The Drees Co. to Michael & Dianne Coorey, 0.1693 acre, $171,161. 4 Shady Creek Lane, Maple Street Homes LLC. to Teresa Riley, 0.2340 acre, $154,095. 3 Shark Lane, Charleston Signature Homes LLC. to Roger Kuhn Jr., 0.2320 acre, $123,642. 55 South Deer Creek Drive, Freedom Homes to Ashley & Michael Topp II, 0.2330 acre, $24,000. 43 South Deer Creek Drive, Holiday Homes Inc. to NVR Inc., $21,500. 40 South Deer Creek Drive, Holiday Homes Inc. to NVR Inc., $23,000. 64 South Deer Creek Drive, Holiday Homes Inc. to NVR Inc., $23,000. 27 South Ridge Drive, Charleston Signature Homes LLC. to Kady Swift & Charlie Lenhardt, 0.2300 acre, $115,520.



Lynn Pappenheimer, Joe DuBois, and Sandy DuBois participate in the Easter Breakfast at Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township.

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Members of the Praise Team of Clough United Methodist Church in Anderson Township prepare to lead the congregation in worship Easter morning.


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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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63 N. Fourth St., Jonathan Stitt, et al. to Tiffany Curington, 0.1333 acre, $135,000.

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8190 Beechmont Ave. No. 151, Christopher Knight to Linden Kunz, 0.1500 acre, $2,400. 2061 Commons Circle Drive, The Drees Co. to Linda Wilson, $142,900. 4291 Fox Ridge Drive, NVR Inc. to Ronald Lawson, 0.3051 acre, $193,215. 4554 Julep Way, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to Belinda Harley, $87,540. 2300 Old Ohio 32, Roberta Mueller to Real Life Assembly of God, 1.3660 acre, $560,000. 4306 Southcross Drive, Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Christopher & Elizabeth Wainscott, 0.3980 acre, $210,000. 4616 Stablehand Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Dennis & Ann Butts, 0.2981 acre, $296,044. 1329 Statewood Court, Daniel & Heidi Conwell to Robert Bedilion & Margaret Timmins, 0.2300 acre, $177,500. 1411 Stone Fox Drive, TMG Buckeye LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2874 acre, $32,300. 1415 Stone Fox Drive, NVR Inc. to Justin & Elizabeth Cain, 0.2741 acre, $209,425. 2398 Vista Lake Drive, Vancouver Homes Inc. to Ledford Frasure Sr., 0.2530 acre, $150,000. 1416 Whitaker Ave., RAC Closing Services LLC. to Steven & Michele Stewart, 0.4590 acre, $144,000. 4007 Woods Mill Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Daniel Jackson, 0.5100 acre, $125,000.


3008 Ohio 222, Karen Stallings to Jeffrey Singleton, 62.0100 acre, $270,000.


221 Compass Court, Freedom Homes to Douglas & Maria Vestring, 0.3100 acre, $178,173. 204 Compass Court, NVR Inc. to Kristopher & Christina Miller, 0.2310 acre, $181,165. 214 Compass Court, Charleston Signature Homes LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2320 acre, $18,000. 206 River Valley Blvd., NVR Inc. to C.E.K. Holdings LLC., 0.2320 acre, $133,990.


3408 Jenny Lind Road, Richard & Leota Ireton to Greg Stephen Peters, $72,500. 1058 Logan Landing, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Richard & Gerardine Jacobs, 0.1510 acre, $207,000. 1071 Muirfeld Drive, Ronald Tepe to Toni Tincher, $157,500. 1262 Pine Forest, James & Pamela Bernard to Thomas Beaver & Sarah Martin, $126,500. 905 Trevino Court, Leyth Webb, successor trustee to Thomas & Mary McGee, 1.0400 acre, $347,000.


523 Auxier Drive, Francis Smith to Orie & Kimberly Bailey, $125,000. 1232 Ben Avon, David & Cassandra Dunn to Daniel & Stephanie Detwiler, 0.2750 acre, $184,000. 3845 Dieckman Lane, Bank of New York as trustee to Tristate Holdings Inc., 0.4600 acre, $60,000. 3845 Dieckman Lane, Tristate Holdings Inc. to Thressa Smith, 0.4600 acre, $65,000. 4465 Eva Lane, Sunrise Properties of Southwest Ohio LLC. to Richard Leiman, 0.3720 acre, $110,000. 651 Hyacinth Road, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Thomas Herzog, 0.3001 acre, $201,700. 3998 Pharo Road, Hendrix Homes LLC. to Jason Henninger, 0.2400 acre, $88,000. 4510 Ravenwood Court, Benjamin & Karyn Utecht to Troy Snider, 0.3240 acre, $570,000. 4190 South Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Jean Crane, 0.0860 acre, $122,000. 4188 South Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Richard & Dian Huguenard, 0.1372 acre, $151,000.


4640 Ireton Road, Citibank, NA, as trustee to Ray Sackrider, 5.8200 acre, $34,000.


Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 51 S. Deer Creek Drive, Amelia Village, $81,750; new, 53 S. Deer Creek Drive, $62,500. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 36 S. Deer Creek Drive, Amelia Village, $114,500; new, 224 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $89,260; new, 232 Compass Court, $79,000. Wynn’s Services, Loveland, deck, 1426 Glenwood Court, Batavia Township, $12,000. Alisa Winters, Amelia, pool, 1565 Maryan Ave., Batavia Township. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, KY., alter, 2135 Crossridge, Batavia Township, $26,800; new, 4074 Woodsly, Union Township, $159,805. Reeves Heating, Hebron, Ky., HVAC, 2301 Bethel New Richmond Road, Monroe Township. Lifetime Homes, Mt. Orab, trailer, 1874 Carnes Road, Monroe Township. JB Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 213 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $3,990. William Sears, Amelia, alter, 3744 Redthorne Drive, Pierce Township. Maple Street Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1379 Kerdan Court, Pierce Township, $77,550. R & R Construction, Bethel, alter, 935 White Oak Road, Pierce Township. Kevin Walsh, Cincinnati, deck, 677 Hyacinth Road, Union Township, $5,000. Jennifer Lux, Cincinnati, deck, 4123 Beamer Court, Union Township, $3,298. Complete Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 3929 Beverly, Union Township. Thompson Heating/cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 427 Dartmouth, Union Township. Conway Electric, Batavia, alter, 894 Linda Sue, Union Township. Singleton Homes, Cincinnati, new,

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4835 Tealtown Road, Union Township, $250,000. Carlson Contracting, Goshen, deck, 657 Hyacinth, Union Township, $7,000. Layton Reeves, Hebron, Ky., HVAC, 3032 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg Township.


Hi-tech Electrical Contractors, Washington Courthouse, alter-Fayetteville Athletic facility, 501 S. Apple St., Fayetteville Village, $170,000. Robin Levine, Mt. Orab, alter-Allstate Insurance, 726 S. High St., Mt. Orab Village. RH Technicall, Amelia, alter, 1222 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. William Crouch, Batavia, pole barn, 2304 Haven Drive, Batavia Township, $18,000. Clermont County Commissioners, Batavia, alter, 289 Main St., Batavia Village. Don Fancher, Crestview Hills, Ky., garage, 230 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $10,000. TYCO/ADT, Norwood, fire alarm-Olive Gardens, 475 Ohio 125, Union Township. Emersion Design, Cincinnati, alter, 5140 River Valley Road, Union Township. Belfor USA Inc., Birmingham, MI., alter, 620 Rust Lane, Union Township. Maria Gonzalez, Cincinnati, alter, 4503 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Union Township, $10,000. Crown Castle International, Canonsburg, Pa., Clearwire-antenna, 459 Old Ohio 74, Union Township; cabinet. Melink Properties, Cincinnati, alter, 5140 River Valley, Union Township, $80,000. TMI Electrical, Cincinnati, alter-Petsmart, 850 Eastgate S. Drive, Union Township. Benchmark Roofing, Lewis Center, alter-Southwind Apartments, 3902, 3906, 3910, 3914, 3917, 3873, 3981, 3885, 3889, 3893, 3892, 3877 Old Savannah, Union Township, at $204,168 each.


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