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Ohio 32/I-275 work starts later this year By Keith BieryGolick kbierygolick@communitypress.com

BATAVIA — Citizens of Clermont County will start to see more and more orange construction barrels as the weather warms up - and not just in the Eastgate area. About 35 miles of county and township roads will be resurfaced this year, said Pat Man-

ger, Clermont County engineer. Construction will cost about $3 million. “What people need to understand is these are not random acts Manger of construction,” Manger said. “There’s always that short-term pain for the long-term gain.” The most work will be done in Miami Township, where 18 roads need work. Cinema Drive,

starting on Business 28 and ending on Molly Lane, will be resurfaced along with Mellie Avenue, starting on Ohio 131 and ending on Kash Drive. Seven roads in Union Township, 11 in Batavia Township and five in New Richmond village also will be resurfaced. “What we’re trying to do is formally tie economic development and transportation planning together,” Manger said. The intersection of Lila AveSee ROADS, Page A2

2013 ODOT projects in Clermont County: » 1-275 at Ohio 32, major expansion, October 2013 to October 2015, $46 million. » Eastgate Blvd. bridge interchange reconstruction to Ohio 32, March 2013 to October 2014, $9 million. » Ohio Pike at Mt. Carmel, intersection improvement, June 2013 to October 2014, $3.6 million. » East Fork State Park, bike path extension to Williamsburg and Batavia, May 2013 to October 2013, $562,000. » East Fork State Park, resurfacing, May 2013 to August 2013, $2.053 million. » U.S. 52, Ohio 32, Ohio Pike, Ohio 743, Ohio 756, crack seating, April 2013 to June 2013, $316,000. » U.S. 52, resurfacing, April 2013 to October 2013, $2.439 million.

Students trace New Richmond history

2013 AMELIA PROM ROYALTY

One-of-a-kind artifacts featured By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

NEW RICHMOND — What do you get when you add Historic New Richmond, Inc. and the public history graduate program at Northern Kentucky University together? Answer: “New Richmond on the Ohio: 200 Years in Motion.” It’s the kind of math that’s allowed the graduate students at the Highland Heights, Ky., university to get a hands-on lesson in history and that’s secured Historic New Richmond a sophisticated exhibit in anticipation of New Richmond’s upcoming 200th

Amelia High School 2013 Prom King and Queen Jordan Graves and Zach Fluehr share a dance at the prom April 19 inside the Cincinnati Museum Center. For more photos from the annual dance, see School, A5. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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birthday. The opening of “New Richmond on the Ohio: 200 Years in Motion” will be 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Ross-Gowdy House museum at 125 George St. in New Richmond. Thereafter, the exhibit will be open the first Saturday of the month through October and by appointment. “This exhibit is in preparation for New Richmond’s bicentennial in 2014,” said Greg Roberts, vice president of Historic New Richmond, Inc. “Visitors will see one-of-akind artifacts from the Delta Queen and the Island Queen and other items from the golden age of steamboats. See HISTORY, Page A2

Brian Hackett of Cold Spring, Ky., director of public history at Northern Kentucky University, middle, gets an update from Greg Roberts, vice president of Historic New Richmond, Inc., left, about the presentation of a New Richmond exhibit put together by some of Hackett's graduate students, including Matt Kelley of Covington, Kentucky, right. PROVIDED

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National Day of Prayer set for May 2 Community invited to say prayers together The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day

of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. In Clermont County, the following events are planned for National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 2: » 9 a.m. - Prayer service in front of the Milford City Building, 745 Center St. » 10:30 a.m. - Bible reading on the Clermont County Common Pleas Court House steps in Batavia. Eve Moody is the coordinator. » 11 a.m. - Pastors Brunch held in the con-

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will focus on the children and schools. A moment of silence to remember the recent tragic loss of life in Boston and Newtown, Connecticut. Libbie Bennett is the coordinator: » 7 p.m. - National Day of Prayer Prayer Walk in the Union Township Veterans Park at the corner of Glen Este-Withamsville Road and Clough Pike. This includes prayers, patriotic songs and hymns. All pastors and veterans will be recognized. Pastor John Martin is the coordinator.

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The plan is to lengthen the turn lanes on the east side of Ohio 131 and add lanes to the other three corners of the intersection, he said. “The longest stretch of improvement is (Ohio) 131, it goes up the hill (about 1,000 feet),” Manger said. “The reason we’re going farther up the hill is because of a landslide issue.” The estimated construction cost is $2.5 million and will begin by July 1, if not sooner, he said. “No doubt, there are going to be some frustrations this summer and next as we implement these changes, but we ask people to continue to be patient,” Manger said. “We’re going to do our best to communicate with the public and update them and keep them abreast about what’s going on.” The total construction cost for Clermont County’s 2013 projects, without the Eastgate improvements to Interstate 275 and Ohio 32, is $26.9 million. Construction will be funded through a combination of grant, state and local money, Manger said. The Ohio Department of Transportation also will have a number of projects in Clermont County this year. Those construction projects cost more than $72 million.

2013 Clermont County roadwork set to begin this summer: Amelia » Chapel Road, from Ohio Pike to the county line. » Huntsman Trace, from Ohio Pike to the Quail Creek Apartments. » Maple Avenue, from South Kline Avenue to Oak Street » Oak Street, from Ohio Pike to Locust Lake Road Batavia Township » Buxton Meadows Drive, from Amelia-Olive Branch Road to Loch Lamond » Canvasback Circle, from Pochard Drive to Muscovy Lane » Loch Lamond, from Laurel Street to Oak Street dead end » Lucy Run Road, from Apple Road until it dead ends » Mountain Ash Court, from Loch Lamond until it dead ends » Muscovy Lane, from dead end to Pochard Drive » Pochard Drive, from Muscovy Lane to Mallard Drive » Satinwood Court, from Loch Lamond until it dead ends » Snyder Road, from Union-Chapel road until it dead ends Jackson Township » Bigam Road, from Weaver Road to township line » Locust Street, from U.S. 50 to Monterey Road » Moore-Marathon Road, from 4223 Moore-Marathon Road to township line New Richmond » Center Street,from Sycamore Street to Plum Street » Little Indian Creek Road, from U.S. 52 to spur dead end » Mill Street, from Market Street until it dead ends » Plum Street, from Center Street to Market Street Pierce Township » Club House Drive, from West Lakeview Drive to Orchard Drive » Locust Drive, from Locust Lake Road until it dead ends » Orchard Drive, from Locust Lake Road until it dead ends » Pond Run Road, from Ohio 749 to Motts Road » Ridge Road, from Locust Lake Road to Club House Drive » West Lakeview Drive, from Locust Lake Road to Private Dam Union Township » Cedarwood Lane, from Picket Way until it dead ends » Dorgene Lane, from Beechwood Road to Hurlingham Way » Hearthstone Court, from Picket Way until it dead ends » Picket Way, from Gleneste-Withamsville Road until it dead ends » Sandstone Court, from Picket Way until it dead ends » Tournament Drive, from Beechwood Road to Westchester Way Williamsburg Township » Cain Run Road, all » Sixth Street, from Ohio 133 to Spring Street » Spring Street, from South Third street to Broadway » Bucktown Road, from U.S. 50 to Ohio 131

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tor of public history at Northern Kentucky University, said “New Richmond on the Ohio: 200 Years in Motion” is “a reflection of the hard work of 23 graduate students enrolled in a special exhibits class offered in the masters of public history program.”

nue and Milford Parkway, which turn into U.S. 50 and Ohio 131, will be widened and resurfaced, as well as given a new sewer system, curbs and sidewalks. “Part of the problem with the bridge on (Ohio) 131 is the bridge is so narrow it doesn’t allow the turn lanes to be long enough,” Manger said. “So by widening the bridge we are able to lengthen the turn lanes.”

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nized by the Clermont County National Day of Prayer Task Force. » 6:30 p.m. - A preclude of hymns and patriotic music by local soloists and Community Choir members. Vickie Hale is coordinator. » 7 p.m. - “God & Country” Prayer Service will be at the bandstand in New Richmond. Prayers will go up for the country, community and hometown heroes including fire, EMTs, police and veterans, who will be recognized. A special prayer

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» 7 p.m. - The Bethel Ministerial Association will host a National Day of Prayer Service at the Community Christian Church, 125 E. Plane St. in Bethel. » 7 p.m. - Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1170 Ohio 131 in Milford, will host a Clermont County National Day of Prayer and Praise Rally. Pastor Ron Edwards and the congregation invites the public to attend this timely prayer meeting for the nation. Call: 602-4124 for details or directions.

ference room of the county administration building, 101 E. Main St. in Batavia. Hosted by Eastgate Community Church, Pastor Dale Campfield. » Noon - Prayer service on the Clermont County Common Pleas Court House steps in Batavia. Elected officials will read from the Bible. Hymns and patriotic music will be sung by local soloists and area pastors will pray for the country, county, community, children and military. Orga-

“Students researched, designed and built the exhibit working within a very limited budget,” Hackett said. “Highlights of the exhibit include an exploration of the city’s role as a major stop on the Underground Railroad and as a major shipping port during the steamboat era.” Hackett said the public history graduate program at Northern Kentucky University started in 2010 and is designed for students interested in the history field outside of academia. “Students in the public history program are studying how to work in museums, historic sites and other historical venues as curators, directors, exhibit designers and much more,” Hackett said. “The program focuses on hands-on and real world opportunities for students.” Visit http://www.historicnr.org/ for more information about “New Richmond on the Ohio: 200 Years in Motion.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ NewRichmond.


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New Rotary Club accepting members Club to serve east side of Cincinnati After just a few months of planning, the new Rotary Club of Cincinnati Eastside held its first meeting March 27. The club was formed with 40 charter members, larger than some of the existing Rotary Clubs in Southwest Ohio District 6670. New membership applications are being accepted. The club meets every

Wednesday for lunch at Ivy Hills Country Club at 11:45 a.m. and concludes promptly at 1 p.m. Members of Rotary are business and professional leaders who want to give back to the community in which they live and work. They do so by selecting service projects that meet a community need; members then leverage their skills, efforts and resources to achieve success. Local Rotarians also participate in national and overseas humanitarian

projects sponsored by Rotary International. According to President Phil Boyer, “I am so pleased with the enthusiastic response from the local business community. Our new Cincinnati Eastside Club fills the geographic gap between the downtown Cincinnati Club and the Rotary Club of Batavia, the latter drawing members primarily from east of the I-275 beltway, while we serve the growing Eastgate area and the communities inside the I-275 corridor, such as

Anderson, Newtown and Milford to name just a few.” The elected officers of the new club are: President Phil Boyer, resident of Batavia, retired Aviation Association president President Elect - Daren Donohoo, resident of Batavia, IT consultant, and past president of Batavia Rotary Vice President – Dr. Keith Kline, superintendent, West Clermont Local School District Secretary - Stacey Durbin, banking center manager, WesBanco in

Cherry Grove Treasurer - Jay Rich, resident of Anderson, residential real estate broker Cincinnati Sargent at Arms - Michelle Edwards, banking center manager, AVP - First Financial Bank in Anderson Board member - Matt Van Sant, president, Clermont Chamber of Commerce Rotary’s main objective is service – service in the community, in the workplace and around the globe. The 1.2-million Rotarians who make up more than

34,000 Rotary Clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of “Service Above Self.” Rotary Clubs are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. To learn about Rotary International and its contribution to humanitarian causes around the world, go to www.rotary.org. To join the Rotary Club of Cincinnati Eastside, contact Daren Donohoo at 513-616-5977 or email daren@donohooconsulting.com.

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Join the community of Clermont Northeastern Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon as staff and students improve the school grounds, pond and nature trail. Participants will assist with picking up litter, trimming pathways, filling flowerbeds and doing other outdoor tasks to help beautify the schools. Meet at the pavilion, 5347 Hutchinson Road, between the elementary school and the high school, by the pond. Bring your own tools and gloves.

Homemakers meet

The Batavia Homemakers will meet for lunch at Moyers Restaurant in Manchester, Ohio, Wednesday, May 8. Meet at Faith United Methodist Church, 180 N. Fifth St. in Batavia, at 10:15 a.m. to proceed to the luncheon.

Chorale concerts

The Clermont Festival Chorale will present the music of the Beatles. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at UC Clermont College, Krueger Auditorium, 4200 Clermont College Drive in Batavia. Tickets are available at the door for $8 per adult, $6 per student. Children age 5 and under are free. Immediate families are $25. Call 513-866-1606 for information. The chorale also will also kick off the May Festival schedule, performing before the first concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Music Hall, 1241 Elm St. in Cincinnati.

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Chap Artley from Butler, Kentucky, won the 2012 Pride of Glen Este Classic Car Show with his 1933 Ford Coupe. The 2013 show is May 11 at the high school PROVIDED

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Clean up event

The Pierce Township Public Works Department will host a clean-up and recycling event from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May10; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the township administration building, 950 Locust Corner Road. Dumpsters will be available for disposal and recycling. Residents may bring any appliances, including those containing Freon. Up to eight tires will be accepted per resident. Items that will not be accepted include remodeling or construction debris, yard waste, tree limbs or shrubs, hazardous materials and liquids and fluorescent light bulbs. Proof of Pierce Township residency is required. For more information, call John Koehler or Matt Smith at 947-2021.

Genealogy

The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclecgs/ or call 723-3423. The program is library databases for genealogy. Leslie Jacobs, branch manager at the Doris Wood Branch, will show members how to access the genealogy databases the library staff has on

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Monroe Grange

Monroe Grange members will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Grange Hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. The plants for the next day will be delivered at this time. Members will put the final touches on the plans for the plant sale set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the hall. There will be flower plants, vegetable plants, hanging baskets and some herbs. Members will have hot dogs and soft drinks or water and chips available.

Special meeting

The West Clermont board of education has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Union Township Civic Center. The board will be meeting in executive session for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee and any other actions as may properly come before the board.

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Charlie Green of New Richmond places a piece of trash into his bag. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Becky Ploucha of New Richmond looks for trash along the riverfront April 20. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

SPRING LITTER CLEANUP

Communities around Clermont County spent Saturday, April 20, cleaning up their streets, parks and everything in between as a part of the annual Spring Litter Cleanup, organized by the Valley View Foundation.

Holly Butten and Malory Butten, both of Amelia, search Groh Park for trash as part of the annual county-wide Spring Litter Cleanup April 20. KEITH

Volunteers clear the streets surrounding Groh park of debris and other trash during the county-wide Spring Litter Cleanup Saturday, April 20. From left are: Julie Wartman of Union Township, Susan Elliott of Amelia, Katie Krafka of Amelia, Jay Jones of Amelia and Brendan Jones of Amelia. KEITH

Morgan Humphries of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41541 collects a piece of trash near Groh Park in Amelia. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE

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Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41541 participates in the county-wide Spring Litter Cleanup Saturday, April 20, near Groh Park in Amelia. In front from left are: Jane Ryan, Madison Bailey, Chloe Stewart, Marie Gray and Morgan Humphries. Back row: Danielle Humphries and Amber Stewart. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Charlie Green of New Richmond moves a large piece of trash April 20. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Jane Ryan of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41541 wipes sweat from her forehead after picking up a piece of trash April 20.

Chloe Stewart of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41541 picks up a Mountain Dew bottle from the ground.

Chris Jones of New Richmond picks up trash April 20.

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Amelia High School friends gather at the April 19 prom. From left in front are: Teacher Pat Patterson and juniors Chelsea Hill, Taylor Gabriel, Kristine Mai, Alisha Nelson and Julianne Leber. Back row: Juniors Emily Wainscott, AJ Cardarelli, Sean Daniher and Derek Kahle. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Amelia High School students Holly Bostle and Michael Perdue stand in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center after the prom April 19. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE

Amelia High School sophomore Hannah Estep and junior Shaun Bacon enjoy the prom April 19.

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Amelia prom was ‘A Moment in Time’

Amelia High School friends take a break from dancing at the 2013 prom. From left are: Emily Partack, Courtney Bailey, Jourdan Dozier and Jennifer Brees. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Zach Fluehr and Jordan Graves were crowned the 2013 Amelia High School Prom King and Queen April 19. The annual dance was at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The prom court included Jeremy Haustetter, Layton Griefenstine, Mateo Oquendo-Chandler, Dale Luginbuhl, Devon Flora, Spencer Burton, Rebecca Cass, Katie Meece, Hannah Lehn, Holly Ortalano and Carly Grubb, Live Oaks representative. The theme was “A Moment in Time - A Night that Will Make History.”

Amelia High School hosted the prom April 19 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. From left are: sophomore Nathan Seebohm, junior Jordan Davis, freshman Rebecca Seebohm, junior JJ Carrigan, senior Cami Butcher and junior Justin Brown. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Amelia High School students enjoyed the Cincinnati Museum Center for the prom April 19. From left are: Seniors Maddie Landon, Matt Mazzaro, Andrea Bresser, Sami Gutzwiller, Danielle Lang, Whitney Brezinski, junior Cassidy Shank, Dawn Goodspeed. Back row: Tommy Hacker, Matt Halcomb, Tristin Meholick, Bryan Olmstead, Jeffrey Benton, Alyc Ruiz. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Amelia High School juniors Shawn Marasco and Kendall Johnson take a break on the side of the dance floor at the prom April 19. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE

Amelia High School juniors share a moment at the prom with one of their teachers. In front is Adam Grachek. Back row from left: Dylan Emerson, Mackenzie Bronson, teacher Cheryl Campbell, Savannah Jacobus and Marcus Ellerhorst. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR

Amelia High School juniors Raven York and Austin McCabe take a moment in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center after the prom. REGINA HERBOLT/FOR THE

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Editor: Melanie Laughman, mlaughman@communitypress.com, 513-248-7573

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The Community Press & Recorder readers have spoken. Here are the 2013 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year candidates for the Community Journal Clermont. From May1-22, readers can go to cincinnati.com/preps and click on the story below the scoreboard on the right-hand side to find their ballots. The story will contain an individual link for each ballot. Just click on the newspaper name. Each person can vote one time a day through their cincinnati.com or Facebook account. You do not have to be a subscriber to the Enquirer or cincinnati.com to view the ballots or vote; it will not count against the maximum-allowed stories for non-subscribers. Winners will be notified after May 22 and before stories on the winners run in the June 26-27 issues. Technical questions can go to nhurm@enquirer.com and everything else can go to mlaughman@communitypress.com.

Lions work toward 3rd straight league title By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

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Amelia captain Anthony Clark, right, plays tight this Harrison opponent in a 2012 pre-season scrimmage in Mason. MELANIE LAUGHMAN/COMMUNITY PRESS

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Jake Brinker, Amelia

Brinker is a four-year member of the Barons’ golf team where he earned all-league Scholar Campbell Athlete honors each year. He is a three-time allleague honoree and is the reigning twotime Southern Buckeye Conference American Division Player of the Year. He was a state qualifier as a senior. Brinker boasts a 3.8 GPA and will earned a scholarship to play golf at Northern Kentucky University next season.

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Archer earned eight varsity letters at Batavia. As a four-year starter with the football team he was a three-time Southern Buckeye first-team honoree and was named the 2012 Player of the Year in the league. Archer led the team in tackles, helping the Bulldogs to their first playoff win in school history. As a senior he was chosen as a finalist for the “That’s My Boy” Award, based on his football Archer achievements, academic success and community activities. On the wrestling mat Archer was a district qualifier as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was a state qualifier his junior season and was a state alternate Madsen as a senior and was named SBC Wrestler of the Year. He did all this while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. Archer is a member of the National Honor Society and has accumulated dozens of comLang munity service hours while volunteering for many local causes.

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Austin Rieck finishes off an easy layup for the Glen Este Trojans against Milford. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

New Richmond senior Nathan Dixon, left, tries to break away from his opponent at the OHSAA state wrestling tournament Feb. 28. FILE ART

Tyler Burdick, Glen Este

As a junior, Burdick already has earned eight varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. The junior earned all-league honors on the football field as a sophomore and junior, and was a first-teamer on the diamond as a sophomore. According to Glen Este High School, Burdick is a “solid A, B student.”

NEW RICHMOND — Success is in Rylan Shebesta’s blood. After helping his Indiana Wesleyan University team to a top 15 national ranking his senior season in college and coaching the Wildcats to three successful seasons after graduation, he’s brought his tennis talents to New Richmond where his success has continued. He is in his sixth season with the Lions and is well on his way to a thirdstraight Southern Buckeye Academic and Athletic Conference American Division title. “Yeah, I am happy,” he said about his team’s 8-3 start. All three of our losses are to pretty good schools (Milford, Summit Country Day and Mariemont). I always schedule that way so the kids see some better players.” The Lions are ranked ninth in The Enquirer Division II coaches’ poll, are unbeaten in the SBAAC and have a win over No. 8 Madeira. The No. 1 doubles team of Matt Rydzewski and Zach Manning has led the Lions this season. After a solid run last season – a season in which they played very little together – Shebesta’s goal this year is to use the regular season to prepare them for the postseason. “Matt played No. 1 singles mostly last season, so this year I’ve been trying to play them at No. 1 doubles more so they can get more cohesiveness together,” the coach said. “Last year that is what hurt them; they just didn’t play together enough.” Senior David Ohntrup has spent most of the season at No. 2 singles after earning first-team all-league honors a season ago. “He’s done really well,” Shebesta said of the senior. “He’s won all his league matches, he beat Madeira, but lost to the three other schools.” Senior Henry Heidlage has struggled at No. 1 singles in his first year at the position. After taking over for Rydzewski at the spot, Shebesta tried his best to prepare his senior for what was ahead. “He knew going in he was going to play each team’s best player,” the reigning two-time SBAAC American Division Coach of the Year said. “… He’s improved tremendously, but he doesn’t see it in his score. I can see it just watching him play, but I know he’s been disappointed score wise with some of (the results).” With the SBAAC having a down year, Shebesta’s scheduling strategy that usually helps prepare his guys for the postseason has been difficult. Either way, the Lions enjoy winning and will take their chances come sectionals. “… We went to play (teams in the league), and of course we like winning, but we like to play close matches to prepare us and there really haven’t been any,” Shebesta said. “So it’s been a little hard for us this year going and playing league matches then playing a Mariemont and getting beat really bad just because we aren’t used to seeing kids like that.”

Anthony Clark, Amelia

Clark holds three school records at Amelia in soccer; career goals (66), assists (45) and points (177). He was a fouryear starter for the Barons and a team captain his final three seasons. Clark was named first-team All-SBAAC and Player of the Year from 2010-12 to go See VOTE, Page A7

Tyler Burdick of Glen Este puts up a shot from way outside against Milford. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Amelia’s Jake Brinker tees off on the first hole during the Southwest District Golf Tournament, Division I, at Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown in 2012. FILE PHOTO

New Richmond's David Ohntrup rushes to the net for a shot during his opening round match at No. 2 singles at the GCTCA Coaches Classic April 25 at Fairfield. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS


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Baseball

» Behind a 2-4 day from senior Ryan Gormley, including a double and two RBI, Batavia beat Norwood 6-4, April 22. The Bulldogs topped Mariemont 7-4,April 23 behind a 3-4 day from Korey Puckett. » New Richmond beat Williamsburg 12-1, April 22 behind a home run and two RBI from senior Cole Bird. Jake Hauke was 2-3 in New Richmond’s 10-7 victory over Norwood April 23. The Lions shut out Clermont Northeastern 3-0, April 24 behind the pitching of junior Levi Simpson, who improved to 4-1 on the season. » Glen Este routed

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Amelia 15-1 on April 23. Senior Austin Istvan got the win and struck out eight. Sophomore Peyton Burdick was 2-4 with a double and drove in five runs. Glen Este beat Anderson 9-7 April 27 as Peyton Burdick got the win and Tyler Burdick was 2-3 driving in two runs. Jake Neeley was also 2-3 and drove on three runs. » Amelia shut out Deer Park 4-0 on April 25. Sophomore Mike Diana got the win and senior Michael Seebohm doubled and drove in two runs.

Softball

» Amelia beat Georgetown 9-7 on April 22 as freshman Kendall Kaiser got the win. Senior Brady Potrafke as 3-4 with two home runs and senior Lennae Chappell also was 3-4 with a home run.

Max Madsen, Williamsburg

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with his team Offensive Player of the Year Award in 2010 and 2012 and Most Outstanding Player Award from 2010-12. The Baron was named firstteam All-City as a senior and was a Fort Ancient Valley Conference Scholar Athlete his freshman season. Clark represented Amelia as the Anthony Muñoz Leadership Council Delegate and volunteers his time with the Special Olympics. Clark will continue his soccer career next season at the University of Findlay.

Nathan Dixon, New Richmond

The four-sport athlete has earned 10 varsity letters over his career. Dixon is a two-time first-team All-SBC honoree in soccer, first-team all-league on the diamond as a junior and was a district champion and state qualifier on the wrestling mat as a senior. Dixon sports a 4.31 GPA and is fifth in his class of 179.

As a four-sport athlete at Williamsburg, Madsen has collected eight varsity letters. He earned second-team All-SBAAC honors with both the golf and basketball team as a senior and spent three years on the baseball team and ran cross country for one season. He was a scholar athlete all four years as a Wildcats with a GPA above a 3.5. He ranks fifth in his class and scored a 27 on his ACT and currently sports a 3.67 GPA. He was awarded the Principals Award three times, the Moment of Excellence Award as a senior and was nominated for both the Anthony Muñoz Straight A Scholarship and the OHSAA Herff Jones Scholarship in 2013. Madsen was inducted to the National Honor Society his junior year and severed as NHS President as a senior. The senior volunteers his time at the Hosea House Soup Kitchen, Mercy Health Hospital Clermont, WHS Teens Against Bullying, basketball youth camps and also serves as a teen assistant at the Mt. Orab

vitational on April 25 by clearing 8’6”.

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Abe Mancio and Ricky Vandegrift work in perfect swing for the Clermont Crew to glide into the finish line during the Hoover Invitational. THANKS TO SANDY MARQUEZ

» Glen Este beat Mercy 5-2 on April 22 as sophomore Brooke Parker struck out nine. Sophomore Bailee Sanders homered and drove in three runs. » Batavia shutout Norwood 12-0 in five innings, April 22 behind the performance of junior Erin O’Brien on the mound.

» Taylor Haubert, Hannah Klein and Morgan Gullet went a combined 915 for Williamsburg as they knocked off New Richmond 8-7, April 22.

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Austin Rieck, Glen Este

Rieck has earned eight varsity letters with the baseball and basketball teams over his career at Glen Este. Rieck was named second team AllFort Ancient Valley Conference as a junior and earned first-team AllEastern Cincinnati Conference honors this past season on the basketball court. On the diamond, Rieck earned first-team All-FAVC honors as a sophomore and was a second-teamer in 2012. According to Glen Este High School, Rieck is a “solid A, B student.”

Girls Kara Burns, New Richmond

Burns is a two-time AllSBC honoree in cross country, helping the Lady Lions to a district title her senior season, and is a four-time district qualifier in the pool. She has earned nine varsity letters over her New Richmond career, all while maintaining a 4.51 GPA and ranking No. 1 out of

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Boys tennis

» Batavia defeated Bethel-Tate 4-1, April 22. Tanner Spears won at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-1.

Leslie Campbell, Glen Este

As a sophomore Campbell finished the season fifth in the FAVC with a 169.4 average on the lanes and had the sixth-highest series with a 430. She helped lead Glen Este to an ECC championship as a junior where she led the conference in average, high series and rolled a 300 against Walnut Hills Jan. 9. She’s done all this while sporting a 3.92 GPA and spending time volunteering her time with youth bowlers at Cherry Grove Lanes.

» New Richmond lost to Summit Country Day 4-1, April 23. The duo of Matt Rydzewski and Zach Manning secured the lone Lions victory at No. 1 doubles.

Girls track and field

» Glen Este freshman Ashley Mues won the pole vault at the Anderson In-

» The Clermont Crew novice girls 4-plus (Lindsey Marquez, Daria Hofmann, Frankie Dailey, Hallie Boso, and Randi Dailey as cox) qualified for finals. Ashley Collins and Emily Anno finished first in girls double, while Randi Dailey and Renee Dietz received a silver. The boys double (Ricky Vandegrift and Abe Mancino) took second place. The second boys double of Jake Archer and Morgan Coombs finished fourth.

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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM

CH@TROOM April 24 question Has the bombing at the Boston Marathon made you rethink which public events you will attend? Why or why not?

“No. I will go to same events as I always do maybe just a little more alert. Complete safety is an illusion.”

K.S.

“On my mind, yes! This will not change my attending any open public events because I can be assured tighter security will always prevail. Ever attend a political rally? I don’t mind that type of security!”

O.H.R.

“Absolutely not. If one would look at the threat of terrorism versus ‘normal’ gun violence in this country, you are far more likely to be shot and killed by someone you know. “People have to get these random acts in perspective. They are bad, but the chances of ever being a victim are so miniscule that it is not in your interest to worry about.”

J.Z.

“Life is full of nasty surprises, like a concert stage falling on you or an elderly driver hitting the gas instead of the brake and driving into a crowd or oversized cargo hitting a highway bridge and falling on your car. “The bombing is no different. Stuff happens to innocent people through no fault of their own. You can live in a cave and be safe (unless there is a bear in there) or enjoy life and endure the unlikely events that put you at risk. “I vote for live life and be happy. Some of us will die in the process. It is inevitable.”

F.S.D.

“The last thing we would want is for the terrorists to inhibit our freedoms and change our way of life. So no, I won’t change my habits with regard to attending public events. “As a concealed carry permit holder, I carry my firearm everywhere I am legally allowed to do so. Although this wouldn’t have protected me from a bomb such as this, it does enhance my personal safety and security and allows me to walk the streets without fear.”

R.W.J.

“I have been to seven Boston Marathons. The idiots who bombed Boston made my resolve more to attend large events that I want to see. “This is America where freedom to chose is paramount. Those who become afraid because of this are too ingrained in fear. They listen too much to the talking heads – they don’t go downtown because they hear of a murder. “Do not become paranoid because of this. Stand up and be part of America.”

W.B.

“The Boston situation sure made me do a lot thinking. I can’t believe some of the things that are happen-

NEXT QUESTION Should Congress pass a bill which would empower states to make online retailers collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

ing in our country. “We all need to stress more respect in schools and encourage parents to take more interest in their chilldren and in what our young ones are doing, both educationally and also social life. Encourage strength of family values.”

E.S.

“Not in the slightest! No blanking terrorist can make me change my life!”

J.K.

“The bombings in Boston will not change the way I go about my daily business, but on the other hand I will pay more attention to the people around me. “You can call it profiling, and that may be what it is, but that is what I am going to do.”

Dave D.

“The bombing at the Boston Marathon has not made me rethink which public events I’ll attend. There is no way we can be completely protected from anything and anyone who might want to do us harm. Such is life. “Not one of us knows when we’ll ‘be called home.’ I try to live my life morally and I try to make sure the people I love know it.”

M.K.T

“It might. The only large groups in public places I frequent are Fountain Square and Paul Brown Stadium for Bengal home games. From now on I will keep an eye out for people or things that seem out of place.”

R.V.

April 17 question Question: Planners expect people to drive or take a bus to one of the stations along a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Cincinnati to Milford. Would you ride a commuter train to downtown for work or a Reds or Bengals game if you had to drive or take a bus to get to a train station? Why or why not?

“Yes I would! The cost of the rail ticket would be much less than the cost of driving and parking downtown. Plus no traffic jams or navigating hadarous road conditions. Most commuter parking lots are free or available reasonably by the day, week, or month. “My daughter lives in Chicago and it is a pleasure to use their mass transit system. What fun it is to ride the train to a Cubs game in a car full of fans. Eventually, all areas along the rail will benefit from increased valuations. All of the great cities have rail.”

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Child Focus early learning programs believe families CAN

Media is filled with headlines about early childhood obesity and the negative impact for children. We may debate who is to blame but the message is clear; we cannot turn a blind eye to this serious issue. Child Focus Early Learning Programs has long recognized the critical role optimal health plays in overall development. Preferences are formed at an Karen Balon COMMUNITY PRESS early age and we are in a GUEST COLUMNIST key position to positively impact children’s health. Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher and have the greatest influence and opportunity. Children do not just inherit our genes, they inherit our lifestyles. Parents are the decision makers. How much time is spent watching TV, on the computer, playing video games? What’s for dinner? What’s to drink? What are we going to do today? To support parents in making healthy choices at home, we conducted our first Families CAN event. Made possible through funding from

CareSource, we designed this event to be educational, interactive and fun. Designed to dispel misconceptions - status quo attitudes, cost of healthy eating, lack of safe places for outdoor play - issues around childhood obesity were presented. Parents compared the costs of food items and answered questions related to trends in physical activity for children. Cooking demonstrations offered ways to reduce empty calories while increasing nutrition. Prizes included small kitchen appliances complete with recipes and ingredients needed to prepare healthy meals at home. Children in attendance had a great time, too. Staff of Child Focus, trained in the nationally-recognized initiative “I Am Moving, I Am Learning,” conducted activities with children. Designed to promote motor development, increase coordination skills, and teach the use of muscles, all children knew was they were having fun.

They returned to their parents wearing big smiles, excited about the evenings’ events. We appreciate how busy life is today. Time is a luxury for many. It’s often easier to grab a meal on the run or serve pre-packaged “heat and eats.” The message of Families CAN is clear. Start with small changes. Reduce screen time. Set limits on game devices and computers. Take a walk, dance to your child’s favorite tunes, visit one of our free county parks and hit the walking trail. Shop the sides at the market. Add a new vegetable to your dinner plate, put away the can opener and steam fresh veggies instead. Remember, it make take as many as eight times for a child to be exposed to a new food before they accept it so don’t throw in the towel too soon. Small changes, even baby steps, can set children on a healthier path and make a difference to last a lifetime. Partners include Clermont County General Health District and Clermont CAN, OSU Extension Office, Clermont County Community Services and our local WIC agency. We thank Clermont CAN and our collaborative partners for their ongoing support.

Karen Balon is the health services manager at Child Focus, an agency that supports Clermont CAN.

Right to work … for less

Even though Ohioans overwhelmingly voted to repeal the union-busting Senate Bill 5 in 2011 (1), big money and radical Tea Party ideologues are at it again. These strange bedfellows are once again looking to neuter organized labor through something called the “Workplace Freedom” amendment to the Ohio Constitution they would like to Chris Barnett see on the COMMUNITY PRESS Ohio ballot GUEST COLUMNIST come November (2). Don’t be fooled by the innocuous sounding name. I mean, who could possibly be against “workplace freedom” or the “right-to-work” as these measures are also commonly called? Well, you should be against them, as these appealing sounding titles are just euphemisms for union busting. Ostensibly, right-to-work laws prohibit making the joining of a union, or financial support of that union, a condition for employment. Doesn’t sound fair to make somebody join a union and give up a portion of their hard earned wages just to get a job, does it (3)? Here’s what they’re not telling you, though: Federal labor laws already guarantee that no one can be forced to be a member

of a union as a condition of employment, or to pay any amount of dues or fees to a political or social cause they don’t support (4). A union contract must cover all workers, regardless of whether they join the union. In states like Ohio without right-towork laws, workers covered by a union contract can refuse union membership and pay a fee covering only the costs of workplace bargaining rather than the full cost of the dues (5). Right-to-work laws allow some workers to freeload, receiving the advantages of a union negotiated contract (things like benefits, safe working conditions and higher pay) without paying any of the fees associated with the negotiation. What gives? I thought big money and the Tea Party hated the 47 percent (thanks, Mitt) and sponges who want benefits without sacrifice? The actual goal of right-to-work laws is to divide the workforce so unions can be effectively crushed, or to create an environment where workers don’t organize initially. Unions, like businesses, government and politics, run on money. Starve unions of funds and they will effectively be destroyed. Once an employer no longer has to deal with an organized workforce who can potentially strike it will impose lower wages and cuts in benefits, putting more

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money in their pockets. This is the real aim of the scheme, not some altruistic sounding “right-to-work” or “workplace freedom.” Typically, chambers of commerce and other moneyed interests fund these efforts (6). What’s funny is they want labor unions to play by rules that they would never agree to themselves. Would a chamber of commerce lobby for a particular business if that business refused to pay dues to the chamber? It most certainly would not. If someone approaches you asking you to sign a petition to get the “workplace freedom” Ohio constitutional amendment on the ballot tell them what I told my step-kids growing up when they told me something that wasn’t exactly honest: “I may have been born at night, but it wasn’t last night.” (1) http://www.politico.com/ news/stories/1111/67918.html (2) http://ohioansforworkplacefreedom.com/ (3) http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Right-to-work_law (4) http://www.forbes.com/ sites/rickungar/2012/12/11/ right-to-work-laws-explaineddebunked-demystified/ (5) http://www.nolo.com/ legal-encyclopedia/freebooks/employee-rights-book/ chapter15-5.html (6) http://bit.ly/URGaFg

Chris Barnett lives in Miami Township.

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MORE STORIES Those who work and volunteer at Stepping Stones share their interesting stories. Watch online at http://cin.ci/ZP1ssk

Stepping Stones staff (from left) Peggy Kreimer of Montgomery, communications and grants director; Sam Browne Allen of Loveland, director of programs and operations; and Chris Adams of Terrace Park, executive director. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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am Browne Allen likes to joke that she’s had three tours of duty at Stepping Stones. Allen volunteered at the Indian Hill agency for people with physical and mental disabilities for five years beginning at age 11. She served as Stepping Stones’ associate director from 1986 to 1988 and returned in 2006 as human resources director. The war imagery conjured up by Allen, now director of programs and operations at Stepping Stones, may be more apt than first giggle might suggest. After all, the organization has for 50 years been fighting to help children and adults with disabilities find their gifts, make friends, connect with nature and explore the surrounding community. “We have a lot of reasons to celebrate the great accomplishments that happen at Stepping Stones and we’re going to do that on (Saturday,) May 18,” said Chris Adams of Terrace Park, executive director. “We are having a 50th anniversary reunion and we are inviting back former clients, board members, staff, volunteers and others that have been involved with the agency’s success over the last 50 years.” Stepping Stones was Greater Cincinnati’s first summer day camp for children with disabilities when it opened in 1963. It was founded by Minor LeBlond of Indian Hill with Peggy Geier of Hyde Park and Mary Schloss of North Avondale – both now deceased. Geier had a daughter with cerebral palsy and the women were frustrated by the lack of programs available. “These three powerful ladies marshaled all their forces and all their friends and developed Stepping Stones,” said Peggy Kreimer of Montgomery, communications and grants director for Stepping Stones. At the time, the Fresh Air Farm Society was operating a family respite and recreation

INNOVATIONS Peggy Kreimer, communications and grants director for Stepping Stones, says the agency has a tradition of innovation and cites the following points as evidence. Stepping Stones, she said: » Opened as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer day camp for children with disabilities in 1963. » Developed the region’s first on-site infant stimulation program in 1971. » Was the birthplace of Cincinnati Mothers of Special Children in 1974. » Expanded its summer day and overnight camps and yearround weekend respites to meet ever-greater social and recreation needs for children and adults with disabilities including autism, bipolar disorder, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, seizure disorders and multiple physical and behavioral disabilities. » Expanded its adult programs to include daily community interaction, physical activity, social interaction and physical and emotional well-being programs. » Started its Step-Up program, the region’s first alternative education program for students with autism who have exhausted opportunities in their school system because of extreme behaviors, in 2004. Today it serves children from 14 school districts. » Started the Saturday Kids Club in 2007 and the Saturday Young Adults Club in 2012. » Established the region’s first Sensory Needs Respite and Support Program for children with autism and severe behaviors in 2013.

program on 23 acres of farm land off Given Road and agreed to allow Stepping Stones to operate a summer camp there. “Fresh Air Farm was in the process of disbanding because the times had changed and their mission (to give innercity residents a taste of the rural) was no longer needed,” Kreimer said. “They were looking for new uses of the land and it only took one summer camp to real-

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ize that this was a use that was needed in Cincinnati. “There were so many families whose children with disabilities had nothing to do over the summer and they came to this camp and they blossomed,” Kreimer said. Within two years, Fresh Air Farm had deeded Stepping Stones use of the land, where a big house, a barn, outbuildings, trees and a lake dot the rolling hills. “This program has grown from a summer camp to a year-round program, a $3.5 million agency serving people from age 5 to 65-plus,” Kreimer said. “And we still have the summer camp, which serves 400 children a year.” Allen, who lives in Loveland, said that every time she returned to Stepping Stepping Stones found Stones, big changes had ers from left: Peggy Ge ier, Minor LeBlond and Mary Schloss. PROVIDED been made. As a volunteer and summer camp employee in the Adams said old facilities in the summer.” late 1960s, Allen said, the also concern Stepping Stones. Allen said Stepping Stones agency had about 100 children “We are looking at ways to also does more background at camp each day. address this issue as far as checks on staff. “The kids that we were trying to identify potential About 180 children a day serving back in the ‘60s were sources and resources that will attend summer day camp at definitely a lot of individuals be able to help us build new the Stepping Stones’ Given with cognitive disabilities and facilities and also address Road location, where about 30 pretty many physical disabilsome of the other aged faciladults a day are involved in ities,” Allen said. ities that we have,” Adams programs and another 21 stu“We didn’t have to have the said. dents with severe autism get staff-to-participant ratios reMeanwhile, Adelaide “Sis” year-round education. quired now because of the Geier of Oakley, the daughter Stepping Stones also operfunding sources we have. of Stepping Stones founder ates Camp Allyn on Lake Allyn “There were a lot of volunPeggy Geier, has grow up with Road in Batavia on some 46 teers,” Allen said. the agency. She participated in acres of land owned by the While the summer day the first day camp when she camp for children remained an Rotary Club of Cincinnati. was 7. There, some 40 children important focus for Stepping Today, at the age of 57, attend a day camp and hunStones when she returned in Geier volunteers in a program dreds of children and adults the mid-1980s, Allen said, profor adults four days a week. with disabilities attend overgrams for adults also were “When somebody needs night programs. being offered. help, I jump up and help Another 21 adults are inThen, “When I came back in the mid-90s again, it was a total volved in programs five days a them,” Geier said. Geier said her mother’s week, year-round at the Batachange,” Allen said. dream was to start Stepping “At that point we were start- via location. Stones, “and she did a really “We also have respite proing to get some Medicaid and good job.” grams that take place out at Medicare funding, and (their) So much so that Geier would Camp Allyn that give families rules came into play. a break on the weekend,” Allen encourage other people to “We had to have (specific enroll. staff-participant) ratios,” Allen said. “I think they will learn a lot While Stepping Stones is said. from Stepping Stones,” Geier proud of its past, it is not un“We also had a lot of more said. mindful of its future. involved disabilities, so our “Plus, I give Stepping “We are going to continue to staff had to be specifically Stones a big 100 percent betrained in seizure disorders, on strive to handle and accommodate the needs of the communi- cause it is beautiful.” tube feeding. ty as far as individuals with “We used to have one nurse Follow reporter Jeanne Houck on special needs are concerned,” on staff,” Allen said. Twitter @jeannehouck “Now we have three on staff Adams said.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 2 Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-288-0668; www.winedog.com. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, 3054 LindaleMount Holly Road, Ages 10 and up. All experience levels. $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

On Stage - Student Theater The Drowsy Chaperone, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road, $10. 232-7770, ext. 5820; turpintheater@foresthills.edu. Anderson Township.

Shopping Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 4312 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Clothes, furniture and more. Proceeds are funneled back into the community. Through May 4. 732-1400; www.emmanuel-umc.com. Batavia.

Support Groups Autism Support Group, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Meet with others who understand. Free. 474-0123; stonekry.org. Anderson Township.

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

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Home & Garden Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants and hanging baskets available. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

On Stage - Student Theater The Drowsy Chaperone, 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $10. 232-7770, ext. 5820; turpintheater@foresthills.edu. Anderson Township.

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

Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. Through June 7. 888-643-2583; www.grimprov.com/Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Shopping

Exercise Classes

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 732-1400; www.emmanuel-umc.com. Batavia.

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, $5. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel.

Support Groups Alzheimer’s Support Group, 1:30-2:30 p.m., New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., Caregivers learn techniques to respond to challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, repetition and more. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060; www.superiorcareplus.com. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 4 Cooking Classes Cooking with Herbs, 3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, With chef Joanne Drilling. Quick tips on using herbs to create culinary treats like basilwrapped hard-boiled eggs, salsa verde and arugula, feta and watermelon salad. Ages 18 and up. $7.50, $5 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

Drink Tastings Summer Kick-off Weekend, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, All international award-winning wines are back, including Concerto, Ovation, Woodwind and Aria. Music by Tim Snyder and Anna & Milovan. Ages 18 and up. 50 cents per sample. 7343548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia.

Home & Garden Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Plant-a-Palooza, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Butterfly monitoring, cooking with garlic mustard, gardening for birds and butterflies, landscape plants gone bad and toad pot painting for children. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; cincynature.org. Union Township.

Music - Acoustic Miami Township Police Officer Skip Rasfeld talks with Marilyn Baston, Lindy Tucker and Ivy Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Schnell at the 2011 Super Senior Saturday. This year’s event is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland. May 4, in the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Vendors provide information in all areas of senior living: Health and wellness, social groups and activities. Nature The free event features a chair volleyball tournament and is presented by the Miami Members’ Camera Club, 7-8:30 Township Parks and Recreation. Call 248-3727 for more information. p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center Pine Room. Bob Glutz, professional photographer, shares challenges and joys of capturing a living bloom with a camera. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Perimeter Hike, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Long spring hike on perimeter trail. Start at Visitor Center and take all outer trails. Ages 18 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Local Edible Plants Hike, 2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Hike focusing on easy-toidentify spring greens. Ages 18 and up. $15, $10 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.

On Stage - Student Theater The Drowsy Chaperone, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Turpin High School, $10. 232-7770, ext. 5820; turpintheater@foresthills.edu. Anderson Township.

Pets Puppy Social, 10-11 a.m., All Creatures Animal Hospital, 1894 Ohio Pike, Puppies socialize with other pups under supervision of professional trainers at indoor facility. Free. Through March 7. 797-7397; www.all-creatures.com. Amelia. Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 8255 Beechmont Ave., Cats and dogs available for adoption. 474-0005; www.peppermintpig.org. Anderson Township.

Senior Citizens Super Senior Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Vendors provide information in all areas of senior living: health and wellness, social groups and activities. Includes chair volleyball tournament. Free. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727. Miami Township.

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Volunteer Exploration Session, 10-11 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. Discover the many volunteer opportunities available including teaching youth, leading hikes, working outdoors and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 831-1711. Union Township. Hands-on Nature: Open Discovery at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 1-2 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Play facilitators available to encourage children to interact with nature. Focus on open discovery. For ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. Fire-n-Food at CNC’s Nature PlayScape, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Families bring lunch to cook over fire. For Children ages 12 and under with an adult. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township. The Joy of Photographing Flowers, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet in

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 732-1400; www.emmanuel-umc.com. Batavia.

SUNDAY, MAY 5 Art Events Think Spring, 2-5 p.m., Art House II, 430 W. Loveland Ave., Opening of spring painting show by plein air artist and book signing of “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics” by Cheri Brinkman. Silent auction to benefit Cancer Free Kids. Ages 21 and up. Free. 583-5267. Loveland.

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

Home & Garden Flower and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincy-

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. nature.org. Union Township. Plant-a-Palooza, 1-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; cincynature.org. Union Township.

Nature PlayScape Outdoor Social, 1-3 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, PlayScape. Bring your favorite mug for hot cocoa and winter nature fun. Programs are for children 12 and under with an adult. Members are free. Nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

Recreation International Car Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Easy Street Rides and Rods, 701 Chamber Drive, Celebration of all types of cars from old to new, from classic to rat rods and cars from all over the world. Benefits Stray Animal Adoption Program and Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. $10. Presented by British Car Club of Greater Cincinnati. 859-391-1234. Milford.

MONDAY, MAY 6 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; www.zumbawithkc.com. Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; www.miamitwpoh.gov. Miami Township. SilverSneakers ROM, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Free. 947-7344. Union Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Increase your strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair or standing and using chair for balance. Learn breathing techniques to promote well-being and calmness and to maximize your body’s potential. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574;

yogawithsharon@yahoo.com. Pierce Township. Hatha Mat Yoga, 6-7:10 p.m., Legendary Community Center, 3601 West Legendary Run, Designed to help increase your strength, flexibility and wellbeing. Each class includes breathing practices, stretching, strength training and relaxation. Bring mat. $7.50 or $40 for six classes. Presented by Sharon Strickland. 237-4574; yogawithsharon@yahoo.com. Pierce Township.

Music - Cabaret Sinatra Night, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tong’s Thai Restaurant, 1055 Main St., With Matt Snow, “The Cincinnati Sinatra.” Doors open 4:30 p.m. Free. 248-2999. Milford.

TUESDAY, MAY 7 Drink Tastings Tasting with the Winemaker Merry Edwards, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Tasting Library selections, no longer available in market, but available for purchase at event. Paired with food by Chef Paul. $100. Reservations required. 831-2749; www.20brix.com. Milford.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

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

at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Both amateur and professional photographers learn and share knowledge. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Curious about Constellations?, 8-9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Learn about constellations in the night sky. Outside observation follows inside program if conditions are favorable. Bring binoculars. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Recreation Little Nature Nuts, 10-10:45 a.m., Johnson Hills Park, 7950 Bridle Road, Theme: May Flowers. Parents participate outdoors with their children. Ages 2-5. $10, $7 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

THURSDAY, MAY 9 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Zumba Fitness Class with Robin, 7 p.m., Woodland Lakes Christian Camp, $5. 310-5600; www.robin513.zumba.com. Monroe Township.

Nature Nature Knowledge Series: Harvestmen and What They Harvest, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Separating fact from fiction for these misunderstood spindly critters also known as daddy long-legs. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Union Township.

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Business Meetings

Dining Events

Citizen of the Year Banquet, 6-9 p.m., Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd., Community recognition dinner recognizes Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Anderson Area Educators of the Year and Anderson Area Students of the Year. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802; www.andersonareachamber.org. Union Township.

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

Clubs & Organizations Members’ Astronomy Club, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Visitor Center. With naturalist Sheila Riley. Ages 12 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Dining Events

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; www.jazzercise.com. Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Music - Classic Rock Micheall & John (from Cheap Thrill), 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040. New Richmond.


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Try Mexican brownies for Cinco de Mayo

Guru in our backyard

Cheri Brinkman is an adventurous cook who is known in the Midwest for her wellresearched, local recipes. Brinkman is a historical food writer who loves Cincinnati as well as the food and folk lore surrounding it. The latest book in her Cincinnati and Soup series is “Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics” (Macguffin Productions, $22), which traces the history of both Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky festivals. There are authentic recipes to go along with the stories (and Brinkman is a spellbinding story teller). You’ll find recipes for Oktoberfest, Italian Fest, Maifest and of course, Goetta Fest. This book would be the perfect gift with Mother’s Day coming up. I asked Brinkman to share a favorite. “It is hard to pick just one recipe but I love attending the annual Blues and Barbecue Festival in Lebanon, so here’s an easy barbecue sauce recipe from it. It won’t have you ‘singing the blues’,” she said. Check out cincinnatiandsoup.blogspot.com for retail merchants carrying book.

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See Rita and Ron Wilson at Jungle Jim’s for Rita’s annual from garden fork to kitchen fork class from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Call 513-674-6059 to make a reservation. Class includes arista roasted pork tenderloin with fennel fronds and garlic, steamed fingerlings with basil, parsley and chives, baby greens with strawberries, double citrus curd tartlets garnished with edible flowers and a surprise appetizer.

ICES convention The International Cake Exploration Societé annual convention is Aug. 8-11 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky. Registration runs through June 1. For more information, visit www.ices.org.

Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican brownies contain chili powder and cinnamon. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican brownies

Cinco de Mayo is May 5. I interviewed Aaron during a visit he made to Cincinnati’s Fox 19. He is not only an accomplished chef, but a really nice person. The cinnamon and chili powder are what make these Mexican. 2 sticks unsalted butter,

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Regular cinnamon works well, too.

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RELIGION Calvin Presbyterian Church members recently welcomed the Rev. Edward Kahl as their new pastor. He and his wife, Suk Hwa, came from Bremerton, Washington. Kahl pursued his undergraduate work at the University of Tulsa. He later enrolled at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Iowa, where he graduated with a masters of divinity. Kahl has experience in professional ministerial positions and served as naval chaplain in California and Japan for eight years. He will continue to serve in the Naval Reserves. The church is at 1177 Ohio Pike, just west of Pierce Point Cinemas in Amelia. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. followed by regular worship at 10:30 a.m.

Clough United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 5, Clough Unit-

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. ed Methodist Church will be changing the time of the second worship service and the time of the POWERXPRESS program for children to 11 a.m. Previously these were at 10:30 a.m. The time for the first service will remain at 9 a.m. All children preschool through fourth-grade are invited to Powerxpress, a new children’s ministry program. The program is 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. The program begins at 11 a.m. beginning May 5. Children will explore various themes in units that last nine weeks. Each week, children will visit a different station. These stations include art, music, storytell-

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

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Services: Sunday Worship 10:30 AM - Children’s Church Wednesday Worship 7:00 PM - Rangers and Girl’s Ministry Friday 24 hour prayer 6:00 PM

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

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Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

2831 State Route 222 Mark Pence, Pastor 513-313-2401 SS 9:30AM, Sun Worship 10:45AM Wed. Prayer Service 7:00PM Childcare Provided for All Services www.monumentsbaptist.org Growing in Faith Early Learning Center NOW ENROLLING 513-427-4271 www.monumentsbaptist.org/ growinginfaith

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

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Emmanuel United Methodist Women will host their annual yard sale May 2 to May 4. Donations are needed. Pickups are available by calling 513-518-8367 or 513-317-9855. All donations are accepted, except mattresses, bedding, car seats and large electronics like computers and printers. All proceeds will profit local food pantries and missions. The church is at 4312 AmeliaOlive Branch Road.

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Cranberry beans are planted, they are good with cornbread Howdy folks, Wednesday morning last week I sold Lions Club Pancake tickets then we went to Brown County for a Lifeline Screening, which I haven’t done this since 2008. It seems everything is OK. That is what we need to hear. George Rooks We go this OLE FISHERMAN Wednesday for a stress test. It has been many years since I have had a stress test. Everything seems fine. After the screening, we went to Lake Manor for the meal. This was after 1 o’clock I had nothing to eat after midnight. Well, Ruth Ann didn’t either. We always honor the person having tests by not eating in front of them, so we were hungry. There was a young lady that waited on us that has a cat. Her sister said the cat gets anything it wants. We were telling her about Chessy. This

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lady, like us, loves her cat and that is good. People say animals are dumb but not so. They are probably smarter than some folks according to some things they do. It was a pleasure meeting these ladies at Lake Manor and their salad bar was wonderful. Thanks ladies for a very wonderful meal and excellent service. When a person goes to a restaurant and gets such a warm welcome as you do there from the folks that take care of your order with a big smile, we say thanks from the Ole Fisherman and wife. Thursday, Ruth Ann had two doctor appointments. One with our regular doctor to get prescriptions and the other was the surgeon that did the cancer surgery almost two years ago. This was a follow up appointment she gets every three months. Everything was great. She goes back in two months and has a chest X-ray. She asked the surgeon how long she needs to have the MRIs done. He said you have to come see me for five years.

Friday evening, May 3, the Monroe Grange will be getting everything ready for the plant sale at their hall. The next day, May 4, from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. there will be plenty of hanging baskets, plants, herbs and other items. This past Saturday morning, we went to the Bethel-Tate High School for the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. There was a big crowd. The group in charge of the baseball and softball teams, their families and some of the team members were there to enjoy the pancakes, sausage, tater cakes, coffee and milk. It was the biggest crowd they have had. This is great. The club donates money for eye care and glasses and collects used eyeglasses to be sent to the third world countries. Plus they make donations to help the young people of the community with baseball, softball and the golf program through the school. Ruth Ann and I left there at 10 a.m. to go to the Grants Farm and Greenhouses for their

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open house. We always volunteer there both Saturday and Sunday. They had a good crowd both days and sold plenty of flowers, vegetables plants, loose mulch, bags of potting soil, trees and honey bee supplies. They have a good supply of the bee items. They will be supplying most of the plants for the Grange plant sale. We left there at 5 p.m. and stopped at the U.S. Grant Vocational School here at Bethel for their community appreciation dinner. They had a big crowd. There were 865 people. This is something the school does to thank the public for their sup-

port. That’s a good thing for them to do. The school is a very special place. Both of our daughters, one son-in-law and one granddaughter graduated from there along with Bethel-Tate High School. Chessy was OK Saturday morning when we left early, but on Sunday morning when we left to go back to the Grants Farm she was not very happy. She was laying on Ruth Ann’s lap sleeping. When Ruth Ann got up, she kept holding on. Saturday, a couple came in with a bag of treats and a card for Chessy. That is another card and treats she has received. Thanks to these fine people.

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POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Erin J. Trainer, 38, 3 Mynah Drive, domestic violence, April 5. Austin Everson, 20, 3 Hunters Court, underage consumption, April 7. Kal L. Meade, 21, 138 Winchester, intoxicated in roadway, April 7. James Meyer, 19, 2507 Moore Road, drug paraphernalia, April 5. Robyn Davis, 22, 3736 Fallen Tree Way, theft, April 1. Adam L. Smith, 22, 10860 Liming Van Thompson Road, drug abuse, paraphernalia, April 10.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Tires slashed on vehicle at 30 Church St., Jan. 30. Domestic violence At Mynah Drive, April 5. At 95 Hunters Court, April 10. Menacing Female was threatened at 26 Church St. No. 9, April 5. Theft Bank card lost and used with no authorization; $468 at 57 W.

Main St., April 6. Nintendo DSI taken; $350 at 45 Floral Ave., April 1.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations William J. Adams, 26, 4275 Cider Mill, drug instruments, April 2. Raquel M. Kalton, 32, 1785 Ohio 28 No. 148, drug instruments, April 1. Bryant R. Parks, 31, 611 Kilgore St., warrant, obstructing justice, April 2. Tiffany L. Frazier, 28, 174 E. Main St., domestic violence, April 3. Wesley Cline, 34, 622 East Ave., warrant, April 6. Michael R. Chaira, 32, 4317 Marbe Lane No. 2, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, public indecency, April 7. Jason D. Davis, 30, 1370 Deerfield, drug instruments, April 8. Eddie D. Davis, 42, 240 E. Glen, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, domestic violence, April 9.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Entry made at 505A W. Main, April 3.

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I-phone taken at Batavia High at Bulldog Place, April 9. Fishing poles taken at 718 Old Ohio 32, April 10.

Randall L. Lindsey, 31, 1086 Bethel New Richmond, driving under influence, April 5. Jeffrey W. Stamm, 31, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, warrant, April 10. James A. Black, 34, 619 Market St. No. 1, domestic violence, April 12.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At area of Market at Sycamore Streets, April 12. Theft Medication taken at 223 Front St. No. 1, April 9.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Amanda Shuemake, 28, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 57, consumption in vehicle, theft, drug instrument, April 9. Cristin Holbrook, 24, 2232 Donald, theft, drug paraphernalia, drug instrument, April 9. Amos Waits, 33, 5095 Greenbush East, warrant, April 9. Rod A. Bennett, 47, 310 St. Andrews No. C, domestic violence, April 13. Shirley S. Hall, 29, 1259 Ohio 222, theft, April 14. Regina N. Carlotta, 31, 1259 Ohio 222, theft, April 14. Steven D. Paynter, 37, 1259 Ohio 222, theft, April 14. Eric S. Fleckinger, 22, 121 W. Walnut, theft, April 15. Ashley Simpkins, 23, 2000 Linkside No. 9, domestic violence, April 8.

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Arrests/citations Joseph E. Dick, 28, 1465 Mears Ave., license forfeiture, April 12. Beverly F. Whittamore, 52, 515 Piccadilly, warrant, April 12. Pamela S. Schmitt, 35, 4009 Brandychase Way, warrant, April 12. Linda S. McClellan, 56, 3494 Miljoie Drive, no drivers license, April 12. Hannah S. Eddelmon, 19, 2259 Old Ohio 32, marijuana possession, April 13. Justin A. Quinn, 26, 1804 Stonelick Woods, theft, April 13. John W. Warber, 27, 33 Lori Lane, warrant, April 13. Kristopher L. Garner, 29, 3 Amelia Park Drive, driving under influence, April 13. Jodye M. Poff, 36, 314 Susanna Way, driving under suspension, April 13. Lisa M. McKinnis, 39, 507 Piccadilly, warrant, April 13. Tyler M. New, 18, 4446 Dogwood Lane, warrant, April 13. Cheryl L. Barnes, 42, 526 Old Ohio 74 No. 12, warrant, theft, April 13. Hugh E. Phipps, 52, 4153 Mount Carmel Tobasco, driving under suspension, April 13. Joseph E. Petit, 41, 1215 Glenhaven, domestic violence, April 13. Kabinga R. Kwambana, 22, 5319 E. Knoll Court, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, April 14. Kenneth Chipemba, 37, 150 Meadows Drive, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, April 14. Juvenile, 17, drug possession, underage consumption, April 14. Shawn M. Gordon, 41, 511 Piccadilly, warrant, April 14. Adam J. Stammer, 24, 1692 Ludlow Court, driving under suspension, April 14. Daniel J. Wilhelm, 24, 507 Piccadilly, warrant, April 14. Bertrand Clements, 33, 70 Glendale Milford Road, warrant, April 15. Antonio Thompson, 44, 484 Old Ohio 74, warrant, driving under suspension, April 15. Dallas E. Wright, 28, 868 Locust Lane, driving under suspension, April 15. Thomas J. Contadino, 32, 684 McCormick, disorderly conduct, April 15. Samantha L. Combs, 23, 4130 Summit Road, disorderly con-

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duct, April 15. Brendann L. Payne, 19, 4263 Ferguson, warrant, obstructing official business, April 15. Paul D. Arrington Jr., 23, 2220 Berry Road, theft, April 15. Andrew T. Burton, 30, 6601 Shiloh Road, bench warrant, April 15. Deanna L. Simpkins, 23, 2629 Bergen Road, warrant, April 16. Kenneth W. Hess Jr., 33, 810 Clough Pike, theft, April 16. Peggy A. Hill, 24, 4528 Weiner Lane, theft, April 16. Christina M. Criscillis, 36, 980 Ohio 131, theft, April 16. Diane L. Henricks, 43, 1242 Glenhaven, failure to control, unauthorized use of vehicle, April 16. Casey L. Cox, 21, 2244 Woodville Pike, theft, April 16. Alfred D. Arnold, 55, 1717 Walnut Hill, warrant, April 16. Mark V. Wildt, 28, 430 Blossom Lane, theft, April 16. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, April 16. Troy J. Naylor, 40, 604 Lang Road, domestic violence, April 16. Andrew D. Powell, 21, 4177 Forsythia Drive, public indecency, April 16. Ashley D. Kuntz, 25, 4524 Weiner Lane, warrant, April 17. Amberlee M. Cassidy, 18, 3919 Rocky Hill, burglary, criminal damage, assault, underage consumption, April 17. Brandon R. Patch, 29, 812 Clough Pike No. 4, domestic violence, April 17. Gregory N. Martindale II, 31, 105 Smith Ave., warrant, April 17. Michael Warren Jr., 24, 263 Half Hill Road, drug abuse, drug possession, April 18. Jared B. Rubrecht, 22, 2988 Kinnet Road, menacing, April 18. Travis J. Meyer, 26, 268 Helen St., warrant, April 18. Kenneth R. Tarvin, 31, 13704 New Harmony Salem, warrant, April 18. Robert L. McCord, 77, 562 Brantner Lane, aggravated menacing, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at Check N Go at Eastgate Blvd., April 13. Reported at Golden Corral at Gleneste Withamsville Road, April 13. Assault At 810 Clough, April 12. At 4686 Galaxy Lane, April 14. Breaking and entering Reported at Bzak Landscaping at 931 Roundbottom Road, April 12. Reported at Goodwill at Commercial Blvd., April 13. At 896 Surrey Trail, April 15. Burglary At 432 Barbara Lane, April 12. At 4609 Brookview Drive, April 12. At 7 Byrd, April 17. At 4490 Dogwood Drive, April 17. Criminal damage Reported at Maple Glen Apartments at 720 Ohio Pike, April 13. Disorderly conduct Reported at Kroger at Eastgate Blvd., April 13. Domestic violence Reported at Beechwoods Apartments at Piccadilly Sq., April 12.

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B6 At Glen Haven Lane, April 13. At Locust Grove Court, April 16. At Lang Road, April 16. Menacing Reported at Gleneste High at Gleneste Withamsville Road, April 16. At 813 Danny Drive, April 17. Reported at Kroger at Ohio Pike, April 17. Theft Reported at H & H Glass at 4024 Bach Buxton, April 12. Reported at Family Dollar Store at 4335 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, April 12. Reported at L.A. Nails at 4601 Eastgate Blvd., April 12. Reported at Thornton Oil at 4360 Newberry Drive, April 12. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., April 13. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., April 13. Reported at Jungle Jim's at Eastgate Blvd., April 13. At 1186 Parkside Drive, April 14. Reported at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., April 14. Reported at St. Veronica Elementary at Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, April 14. Reported at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, April 14. At 430 Blossom Lane, April 15. Reported at Burger King at Ohio Pike, April 15. Reported at Beechwoods Apartments at 3982 Piccadilly, April 15. At 529 Aspen Glen, April 15. Reported at Sam's Club at Clepper Lane, April 15. At 810 Clough, April 17. Reported at Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., April 17.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Ryan M. Penny, 23, 416 Elm St., open container, April 7. Sarah C. Rashid, 25, 431 Elm St., warrant, April 7. Ian Craig, 18, 221 S. 4th St., domestic violence, April 7. Juvenile, 12, persistent disorderly conduct, April 8.

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Bad check Bad check issued to Medary's at 268 W. Main St., April 6. Domestic violence At South 4th Street, April 7. Persistent disorderly conduct Male student acted in turbulent manner at Genesis Center at 549 W. Main St., April 8.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations James Allen Coomer, 23, 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, interference w/custody - < 18 or mentally handicapped < 21, public indecency - engage in sex act at 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, April 16. Adam Voelker, 28, 4636 Northfield Road, Cincinnati, theft at 4304 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, April 18. Brandy Reed, 31, 483 Piccadilly No. B, Cincinnati, drug paraphernalia, possessing drug abuse instruments, possession of drugs - heroin at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 19. Killian Randall Ray Griess, 22, 3669 Picadilly Circle Apt C, Cincinnati, misuse of credit card at 47 North Bay Court, Batavia, April 17. Rodney Allen Orourke, 23, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, theft at 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, April 19. Juvenile, 17, assault, Batavia, April 17. William Gordon Shields, 66, 12 Montgomery Way, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering - knowingly any means, domestic violence - knowingly cause physical harm at 12 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 15. Pamela Jean Roehm, 48, homeless, theft at 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 15. Jordan Seth Peron, 22, 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Wesley F. (Mio) Richardson, 48, 6952 Goshen Road, Goshen, falsification, resisting arrest at 2177 Elklick Road, Batavia, April 16. Kyle Edward Gibson, 24, 9996

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justice at 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, April 21. Juvenile, 15, assault - knowingly harm victim, Batavia, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing At 500 University Lane, Batavia, April 19. Arson At 6644 Taylor Pike, Goshen, April 15. Assault - knowingly harm victim At 5327 Newtonsville Hutchinson Road, Batavia, April 18. Assault At 1105 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 17. At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 20. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. Breaking and entering At 1250 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 18. At 117 Forest Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 17. At 1224 Nottingham Road, Amelia, April 20. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 18. At 2930 Fair Oak Road, A, Amelia, April 20. At 3358 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 17. At 3581 Love Road, Felicity, April 15. Burglary At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 15. At 2307 Hillcrest, Amelia, April 17. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, April 18. At 700 Main St., Neville, April 17. Contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a child - act in way tending to cause child to become unruly At Ohio 232, New Richmond, April 17. Contributing to the unruliness/delinquency of a child At 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, March 8. Criminal damaging/endangering knowingly any means At 12 Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 15. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 17. Criminal damaging/endangering

At 12 Pine View Drive, Amelia, April 16. At 1208 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 19. At 2868 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 15. At 2930 Fair Oak Road, A, Amelia, April 20. At 300 University Lane, Batavia, April 15. At 4355 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, April 15. At 5546 Aulen Road, Batavia, April 18. Criminal trespass At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 19. At 87 Sierra Court, Batavia, April 20. Disorderly conduct intoxicated annoy or alarm At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, April 17. Domestic violence knowingly cause physical harm At Montgomery Way, Amelia, April 15. At Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 19. At Sharps Cutoff Road, Batavia, April 17. Domestic violence At Hwy. 50, Batavia, April 16. At Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, April 19. At Cedarstone Farm Lane, Bethel, April 18. Drug paraphernalia At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, March 23. Endangering children - create substantial risk of harm At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Endangering children At 1870 Carnes Road, New Richmond, April 17. Falsification At 2177 Elklick Road, Batavia, April 16. Forgery At 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 17. Fugitive from justice At 215 Water St., Bethel, April 19. At 2470 Ohio 756, Moscow, April 18. At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 19. At 4700 Filager Road, Batavia, April 21. Gross sexual imposition victim < 13, statutory At U.S. 50, Batavia, April 18. Identity fraud - obtain, possess, or use to hold out as

other person At 1551 Creekside Road, Amelia, April 17. Identity fraud - obtain, possess, or use to represent other person's personal identifying information At 28 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, April 18. Illegal manufacture of drugs or cultivation of marijuana At 2470 Ohio 756, Moscow, April 18. Illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Inducing panic At 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 19. Interference w/custody - < 18 or mentally handicapped < 21 At 286 Sherwood Court, Batavia, March 8. Menacing At 2627 Jett Hill Road, G, New Richmond, April 15. Misuse of credit card At 4304 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, March 11. At 47 North Bay Court, Batavia, April 4. Obstructing justice harboring At 2470 Ohio 756, Moscow, April 18. Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor At Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 20. Passing bad checks At 2001 Hospital Drive, Batavia, April 17. Possessing drug abuse instruments At 2305 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, April 17. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, March 23. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 15. At 511 Picadilly Square, Cincinnati, April 17. Possession of drugs - heroin At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, March 23. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 15. Possession of drugs marijuana At 976 Ohio 133, Bethel, April 16. Possession of drugs At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, April 15. At 3420 Ohio Pike, Bethel, April 19.

Pat Donaldson, resident since 2009

I’ve thought this through. When I chose to move to Deupree House in 2009 I didn’t make that important decision based on some “special deal”. I made it because living at Deupree House is the real deal. An incredible staff, over 60 years of experience, and I’ll never be asked to leave for financial reasons. After all, when you’re looking for value over the long term, you get what you pay for. Contact Gini Tarr at 513.561.4200 or visit www.episcopalretirement.com/decisionguide

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LIFE

B8 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • MAY 1, 2013

DEATHS Tim Alsip Tim D. Alsip, 52, Amelia, died April 20. Survived by wife Patty Alsip; sons Joshua, Elijah Alsip; grandchild Paisley Besanco; sisters Tessa (Nick Speis) Gibson, Kimberly Cupp, Christa (Michael) Juhlman; nieces and nephews Jennifer Perry, Michael Gibson, Joseph Harris, Abigail Juhlman; many greatnephews. Preceded in death by mother Sue Alsip, nephew Andrew Harris. Services were April 25 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Larry Campbell Larry “Dink” Campbell, 49, New Richmond, died April 17. Survived by sons Cris (Kathy), Adam (Jennifer), Nick (Kristina) Campbell; parents Jim, Jean Campbell; grandchildren Taylor, Abigail, Adan, Mada’Lynn, Kaleb Kylee Campbell; siblings Cheryl (Robert) Drinnen, Rhonda (Larry) Davis, Danny, Jerry (Denise), Jamie Campbell; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by granddaughter Kylee Campbell. Services were April 22 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the New Richmond Fire Department Life Savers Fund.

Marilyn Nace Marilyn Hartzel Nace, 77, Union Township, died April 18. Survived by husband George Nace; children Kimberly (Ken Holtzclaw) Owen, George “Butch” Nace, Charmaine “Sherry” (Mike) Hetzer, Marilyn (George) Delatron, Christine

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. (Greg) Griffith; siblings Richard Hartzel, Edna Mae (Ron) Campbell; grandchildren Christopher, Stephanie, Kaitlin (Dan), Michael, Melissa, Kelly, Brian, Mark, Amy (Tim), Samantha, Jennifer (Dylan); great-grandchildren Trenton, Alyssa, Alistair, Isabella, Brantley, Radley. Preceded in death by siblings Harold, Alfred, Leroy Hartzel, Dorothy Matthews. Services were April 24 at St. Thomas More Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

Cynthia Orange; grandchildren Contessa (Joe) Stamper, Makena, Dakota Roberts; greatgrandson Noah Stamper; siblings Charles, Carl, Catherine Shinkle. Preceded in death by husband James E. Roberts, son James A. Roberts. Services were April 25 at Pierce Township Cemetery. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Austin Rowland

Ruth M. Penny, 90, Amelia, died April 24. Survived by husband Clarence Penny; daughter Ruth (Thomas) Hall; grandchildren Peggy Sue, Tammy, Timothy, Tonya, Stephen; great-grandchildren Brandon, Sadie, Hannah, Rachel; siblings Raymond, Ralph Gullett, Eunice Carney; several nieces and nephews. Services were April 27 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Austin J. Rowland, 16, Union Township, died April 20. He was a sophomore at Amelia High School. Survived by parents James Rowland, Jennifer Rowland; stepmother Rebecca Nichols; siblings Lukas, Sean, Savannah, Gabriel Rowland, Cole Zimmerman, Layla Nichols; grandparents James (Lori) Rowland, Teresa Rousch, Susan (Gerald) Shively. Services were April 26 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Austin Rowland Memorial Fund for Children, c/o Classic Federal Credit Union, 39 Oak St., Amelia, OH 45102.

Carole Roberts

Richard Topper

Carole Ann Roberts, 71, Union Township, died April 18. Survived by step-daughter

Richard Allen Topper, 88, Pierce Township, died April 21. He was a member of the bass

Ruth Penny

REAL ESTATE section of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 19471993. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survived by wife Mary Topper; children Tabetha (Jack) Adams, Teresa (James) Dublikar; grandchildren Christopher, Gabriel, Desiree, Alexandra, Andrew, Dominic; great-grandchildren Rhea, Olive, Toby, Isabella, Gabriella, Olivia; brother Paul Topper. Services were April 26 at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Erich Kunzel Center for Arts and Education, School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 W. Central Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45202, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or Ohio Veterans Home, 2003 Veterans Blvd., Georgetown, OH 45121.

Regina Wilson Regina A. Wilson, 52, Pierce Township, died April 20. Survived by children Larry (Amanda) Harris, Tammy, Troy, Matthew Sumner, Rhonda (Bill) Pinch, Sherry Bowman; mother Bernice Miller; siblings Linda Holton, Sharon (Robert) Young, Wayne (Joanie) Harris; 14 grandchildren. Preceded in death by father William Harris, siblings Ronnie Marlow, David Harris. Services were April 26 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

BUILDING PERMITS Residential PUBLIC SALE The following parties storage units have with Milford Storage, 1053 Main St., and Milford Self-Storage, 874 St. Rt. 28, Milford, OH 45150; That will be sold for payment due at auction on May 18 at 10:00 AM Unit 322D Yalonda Bellomo 5590 Windridge Drive Cincinnati, OH 45248 Unit 333D Steve Brinkman 6050 Delfair Ln. Milford, OH 45150 Unit # 486F Tina Butler 8113 Sterling Spring Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 Unit # 701J Larry Cole 5834 Highview Dr. Milford, OH 45150 Unit 35A Ronda Denny 5580 Wildrose Ln. Milford, OH 45150 Unit # 15A James Edward 547 Loveland Miamiville Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 Unit # 704J Shannon Hamilton 4605 Venborne Place #5 Cincinnati, OH 45227

Unit #673I Connie Mayo 969 St. Rt. 28 #54 Milford, OH 45150 Unit # 242D Rebecca Perkins 286 Jonathon Ct. Loveland, OH 45140 Unit # 433F Audra Pierce 197 Doe Run Ct. Batavia, OH 45103 Unit # 38A Lisa Seymour 544 Lila Ave. Milford, OH 45150 Unit # 31A Dennis May 8300 Wooster Pike #3 Cincinnati, OH 45227 Unit # 205H Robert Whalen 2232 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45219 Unit # 348E Pamela Williams 1893 Pebble Ridge Dr #5 Milford, OH 45150 1001758236

Don Neal, Amelia, alter, 19 Floral Ave., Amelia Village. Montes Decks & More, Sharonville, deck, 4740 Keeneland

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entito satisfy an tled owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said properparties all and ty known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or disposed otherwise of on Monday, May 3:00PM. 20, 2013, 1105 Old State Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103. Josh Faulkner 640 Daniel Ct. #9A Cincinnati, OH 45244 H ousehold goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equip. Thomas Mulligan 3155 Pennington Ln. Williamsburg, OH 45176 Furniture, tools, TV’s or stereo equip. Ashley Demaio 12 Pineview Dr. Apt 4 Amelia, OH 45102 Furniture, boxes Dennis P. Ferguson 5919 Woods Point Milford, OH 45150 Furniture, construction equip James Clark 4700 Beechwood Rd. 5217 Cincinnati, OH 45244 Household goods, boxes Brendan Boyle 775 Blueberry Hill Canfield, OH 44406 Household goods, furniture, boxes Gary Napier 4410 Eastwood Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Boxes, sporting goods, tools. 1001758013

Run, Batavia Township, $6,000. Robert Baker, Williamsburg, alter, 2679 Herold Road, Batavia Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, $106,280; new, 1342 Millstream Drive, $101,154; new, 5130 Oak Brook, Union Township, $121,395. Hunter Custom Homes, New Richmond, new, 1549 N. Altman, Monroe Township, $215,000. Mark McDowell, New Richmond, pool, 3798 Fagins Run Loop, Ohio Township. David Mikles, New Richmond, pool, 2975 Mt. Pisgah, Pierce Township. True Energy Smart Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1167 Ivy Farm,

Pierce Township. Decks Unlimited, Loveland, addition, 4161 Keller Court, Union Township. Wolfer Construction, Cincinnati, addition, 5039 Beechwood, Union Township, $50,000. Alma Prater, Batavia, HVAC, 433 Barbara Lane, Union Township. TPS Inc., Ft. Thomas, Ky., alter, 3994 Hamblen, Union Township, $13,500. Buckeye Mechanical, Oxford, alter, 3564 Clover Road, Williamsburg Township. Marylin Lewis, Williamsburg, addition, 137 4th St., Williamsburg Township.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.

AMELIA

54 Beech Circle, Intuit RPM Inc. to Amy Nicole Wells, 0.1740 acre, $124,480. 3 Belwood Court, Woodside Park Dev. Co. LLC to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2915 acre, $63,000. 18 Eastridge Drive, Estate of Debra Seitzer to Scott Wells, 0.2310 acre, $117,900. 24 Hummingbird Way, Laura Malott, et al. to American Homes 4 Rent Properties One LLC, 0.2840 acre, $83,300.

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP

1333 Autumnview Drive, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Matthew & Alissa Hartman, 0.2324 acre, $205,000. 1808 Chapel Woods Drive, Donald & Lucinda Kroner to Lynette & Shawn Pfaff, 0.5470 acre, $165,000. 2216 Lobrook Court, Newell T. Preston IV, et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.4970 acre, $113,741. 3503 S. Neal Circle, Robert O'Connor & Tim Hall to Joseph O'Connor, 5.1990 acre, $206,500. 4520 Shepherds Way, Robert & Wendy Humble to Amie & Robert Broughton, 5.0100 acre, $250,000. 3559 South Heartwood Road, Nelson Maggard, et al. to Bank of New York Mellon, 0.2370 acre, $130,000. 1384 Twin Spires Drive, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC to Betty Malone, trustee, $89,900.

MONROE TOWNSHIP

3012 English Oaks Court, Donald Ringler, et al. to Susan Zwerin, 0.3730 acre, $8,768.04.

NEW RICHMOND

723 Greenmound Road, Janice McVae to David Thompson, 0.3210 acre, $75,000. 949 Old U.S. 52, Lawrence Fry to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.1740 acre, $50,000.

OHIO TOWNSHIP

2554 Ohio 132, David & Mary Jo Ormes to Jerry & Sonja Harris, 5.2200 acre, $163,000.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

The following Storfrom unit(s) age Stronghold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 2. Ben Chaney 758 Old State Route N494/474 74, Cincinnati Ohio 340 South Union 45245 on Saturday, Street #8 May 11th, 2013 at Bethel, Ohio 45106 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units 3. Connie Daniels are sold. The unit B13 numbers, names and 750 Sandygrove Road last known addresses Lumberbridge, NC are as follows: Unit 28357 #006 David Sellers, 60 Fox Chase Ln 4. Dawn Edwards Apt. 5, Southgate, KY 0536 #407 Hope 41071; 3747 SR 756 Lindsey, 236 Forest Felicity, Ohio 45120 OH Batavia, Ave, #332 Jamie 45103; 5.Robert Gullett D116 Ooten, 4513 Mt. Car2067 Greenbush West amel Tobasco Rd, Road Cincinnati, OH Williamsburg, Ohio 45244. 1758410 45176 Eric Bailey N465 1. 4573 Timberline Court Batavia, Ohio 45103

LEGAL NOTICE The following Mobile Home will be offered at Public sale on May 20, 2013 10:30 am @ 1785 St Rt, Goshen, 7. Mary Nelcamp OH 45122. For more Q615 details call David at 242 North Ash Street 859-446-8135. Bethel, Ohio 45106 1998 16x68 Clayton Ref #96795761 8. Clyde Parker B37 2634 Laurel Pt. Isabel- Minimum Bid $6,500 1001758660 la Road 6. Margaret Jackson F215 701 Forest Avenue Neville, Ohio 45156

Moscow, Ohio 45153

LEGAL NOTICE The following Mobile 9.Cynthia Smith Home will be offered G250 at Public sale on May 2730 SR 222 #32 45106 20, 2013 10:30 am @ Ohio Bethel, 1785 St Rt, Goshen, 1001758203 OH 45122. For more details call David at If you’re looking for 859-446-8135. buyers, you’re in 2006 16x76 Clayton the right neighborhood. Ref #78309378 Minimum Bid Call Community Classified $20,900 513.242.4000 1001758660

3832 Crescent Drive, Bearcat Ventures LLC to Brittaney Morris, 0.3530 acre, $103,500. 3431 Gimli Drive, Bonita & Gary Johantges to Matthew & Sara Sharp, 0.6170 acre, $153,000. 3464 Hickory Lane, Freedom Homes to Christina Rohenburg, 0.1642 acre, $122,990. 1369 Locust Lake Road, Jamie Mentzel & Larry Roberts to Richard Adams, 0.1400 acre, $90,000. 156 Stillmeadow Drive, Owen Disher, et al. to Johanna Disher, $50,000. 1254 White Oak Road, Edith Mehne to Tammie MoffordWagers, 0.5200 acre, $96,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

5013 Barnsby Lane, Kevin & Stephanie to Jesse Mollineaux & Sarah Roth, 0.6120 acre, $230,000. 4184 Deepwood Lane, Cynthia Boatright, Successor trustee to Certified Disaster Services, $66,000. 1251 Duncan Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Anita &

Charles Neff, 0.4590 acre, $63,100. 4548 Forest Haven Drive, Brian & Amanda Callahan, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, $66,667. 1141 Forest Run Drive, Todd Ewers to Victor & Jennifer Fulton, $157,000. 497 Halifax Circle, William David McCarthy, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., $44,000. 544 Hamblin Drive, Terry & Brenda Loughmiller to Jennifer Maddox, 0.3110 acre, $173,000. 5029 Hurlingham Way, Renjith Ramachandran & Sangeetha Mohan Verkot to Gregory & Jessica Hornsby, 0.4590 acre, $250,000. 937 Locust Lane, John & Debra Kellington to Thomas Yannessa, 0.9820 acre, $244,400. 1175 McDonogh Drive, Daniel & Cheryl Harder to James O. Neal II, 0.2330 acre, $155,000. 679 Parkland Drive, Charles & Linda Dutton to Jose Luis Hernandez Jr. & Cheryl Hernandez, 0.2580 acre, $196,000. 4031 Ponder Drive, Eric J. Meyers, et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.4600 acre, $75,000. 4504 Schoolhouse Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Brawndo Properties LLC, $50,000. 1271 Shayler Road, JD Smith Holdings LLC to Wm. Jeffrey Rosselot, 0.6200 acre, $49,900. 4445 Springfield Court, Amy & Nathan Lynch to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2340 acre, $155,000. 3 Tidewater Trace, Andrea Jones to U.S. Bank NA, $43,334. 510 Wesley Drive, Walter & Bernice Zeiler to Deborah & Rodney Frank, 0.5760 acre, $155,000. 4014 Wilma Court, Ricky & Martha Harris to Daniel Gruenberg, $127,000. Gardner Lane, The Beckron Group LLC to Dean Rose, 4.6370 acre, $16,000. 692 Terrace Hill Trail, Joanne Holder, trustee to Kimberly Foreman, 0.0630 acre, $155,000. 5302 Terrace Ridge Drive, NVR Inc. to He Huang & Wenjing Shao, $233,200. 450 Thomas Lane, Matthew Glazier to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.6370 acre, $53,333.34 . 3902 Vineyard Green, David & Kathy Sheshull to Walter & Henriette Bednar, $220,000. 804 West Anson Drive, William Stewart to Wael Batshoun, $164,500. 1144 Westchester Way, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Talmadge & Diana Zipperer, 0.5739 acre, $265,000.

WILLIAMSBURG TOWNSHIP

4503 Concord Meadow Lane, Ronald & Jacqueline Barber to Jason & Anita Davidson, 5.0010 acre, $178,000. Glancy Greenbush Road, Richard & Sheryl Cheatham to James Brassel Jr., et al., 22.2520 acre, $88,600.

WILLIAMSBURG

208 Walnut St., Gloria Snow to William Allen, 0.2690 acre, $13,000. 143 Zachary Drive, The Drees Co. to Abigail & Brandon Galeas, 0.4340 acre, $170,750. 141 Zachary Drive, The Drees Co. to Kammi & Jason Moermond, 0.4740 acre, $181,722.

LEGAL NOTICE The following will be sold to the highest bidder: (1) (2) (3) (4)

Chevy bus, 1995, 30 passenger, 76,000 miles Chevy bus, 1996, 23 passenger, 94,500 miles Chevy bus, 1996, 30 passenger, 81,000 miles Dodge Caravan, 1999, 61,000 miles

Vehicles may be inspected on May 2 and May 9 from 9 am - 2pm by checking in at the Early Childhood Division main office. Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope to Child Focus Corp Office, 555 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 or sent by certified mail. Bids will be accepted until May 14, 3 pm, no exceptions. Bids will be read on May 15 at 10:00 am. Bidders may call 513-685-5285 after 1 pm to check status of bid. Child Focus, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Payment must be made in cash or certified check. 1001758648


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