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Create your own cable show By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

Warbird Museum full of WWII history

In an hour and a half, a high school student can watch a video about the importance of the Air Force in World War II. But for those who would rather touch a B-25 Mitchell bomber or a P-51 Mustang, that hour and a half can be spent on a free field trip to the Tri-State Warbird Museum. The Tri-State Warbird Museum, which is funded entirely by corporate sponsors and friends of the museum, opened in 2005. The museum has 10 World War II planes, seven of which can be flown. FULL STORY, B1

Changes made in creek blasting

The Clermont County Water Resources Department is happy with the changes the contractors made to blasting involved in the Shayler Run Segment C Sewer Replacement Project. The project, which started earlier this spring, involves blasting shafts to serve as manholes and to install 42-inch sewer pipes near Shayler Creek. FULL STORY, A3

B E C A U S E C O M M U N I T Y M AT T E R S

Have a really cute video of your son’s first birthday to show? Want to share your daughter’s championship soccer game on TV? With Union Township Television, that’s actually easy. Union Township communications director Gina DiMario, who is also in charge of UTTV, said the public access station is looking for resident-created material to show on Time Warner Cable Channel 15. “Local access was created by the federal government to give people a voice and, because of that, communities who have local access stations, for the most part, have a full service station, like we do. So, not only do we tape and air community meetings, but our studio and equipment is available for the public to use,” DiMario said. “We really want people to come here and use what we have to offer. It really belongs to the community,” she said. UTTV has a studio, editing bay and equipment residents can

reserve to make their own shows. They also will show appropriate material residents submit. “If they want to tape and submit their kid’s birthday party, church services or soccer games, they can do that. UTTV is a good outlet for creativity,” DiMario said. DiMario said the usage of the studio facility has been relatively low and, while the township does tape and air community meetings and special shows – such as Fire Chat, Crime Talk and Cooking with Rita – they always are looking for more material. The UTTV facilities and equipment are available for township residents only, but they are free to use. During the trustees meeting April 22, Trustee Tim Donnellon asked DiMario and Administrator Ken Geis to solicit UTTV. “I was on the board at Anderson-Union Community Television and there was a tremendous use of the cameras and editing facilities there. I’m just not seeing that here ... I would like to see us more forward with outreach programs,” he said.

Spaces at the Union Township Civic Center The Collegiate Room: A 30-person, lecture-style room with desks. Queen City Rooms A and B: Combined, these rooms can seat 139 people. The rooms also can be separated for smaller events. Tables and chairs are available in both rooms. Riverview Room: A conference room that seats 12 people. Township Hall: This room holds 108 people seated or 161 standing. While this room is available, it is frequently used for official county, township and school district business. Gymnasium: Seats 600 in the bleachers and only is available for light sporting events such as basketball and volleyball. No baseball practices or games allowed. Amphitheater: This outdoor performance space seats 600 people. All meeting rooms are available to resident and non-residents free of charge. No for-profit groups or events are allowed. For more information, contact Gina DiMario at 947-7336. Residents can reserve a space six months in advance. Non-residents can reserve a space three months in advance.

Hale to sing solo at Civil Rights lunch By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

TV star to appear at alumni banquet

Thom Barry, who plays Det. Will Jeffries in the CBS television series “Cold Case,” will be the guest speaker at the Barry Williamsburg High School Alumni Banquet June 5. FULL STORY, A4

Plan takes shape

After almost two years of work and six months of meetings, the West Clermont Local School District is almost ready to finalize the district’s strategic plan. Kathy LaSota, deputy director of board development and search services with the Ohio School Boards Association, recently presented the draft strategic plan to the board of education. FULL STORY, A5 MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

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DiMario and Geis said UTTV will be working with the West Clermont Local School District and the Milford Exempted Village School District to encourage students to use the facilities. They also will be reaching out to residents through public service announcements, the website and the newsletter. But UTTV is not the only thing Union Township has to offer residents. The civic center itself has a number of rooms and facilities available for residents and nonresidents. All rooms are free to rent. Resident can reserve space six months before an event and non-residents can reserve three months before an event. Residents and non-residents also can rent the civic center gymnasium as well as all shelters and athletic areas in the township parks. For more information about renting space in the civic center or at UTTV, contact DiMario at 9477336. For information about renting space at a township park, contact Service Director Matt Taylor at 753-2221.

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If New Richmond has a celebrity, it’s John Hale. Hale, who was born and raised in the village, is famous throughout Clermont County and in Cincinnati for his vocal talents. He is known for singing at special events throughout the county, including the Clermont County Fair, Grant’s birthday celebration and various township meetings. He also sings at the New Richmond Church of Christ, the annual National Day of Prayer events and is a regular performer at the tea room he and his wife Vickie own, Tea Time on the Banks of the Ohio. On a larger scale, Hale has performed at a number of sporting events and, May 15, he’ll sing “What a Wonderful World” at the Cincinnati Reds Civil Rights Game luncheon at Duke Energy Center. But even Hale didn’t know he could sing until his senior year at New Richmond High School. “I had never sang anything before, but a former classmate convinced me to be in the school’s variety show in 1952 ... I sang Tony Bennett’s ‘Blue Velvet,’” Hale said. “It was the first time I ever sang in public and I got a standing ovation. It felt wonderful.” Hale said people always seem to appreciate his vocal talents and

some even say he sounds like Billy Eckstine. “It’s a great honor when people say that,” he said. While he enjoys singing Hale many types of music, the classic ballads are still his favorite. “Singing is just a good way to release emotions. It makes me feel good to sing. If I couldn’t, I think I’d be pretty lonesome,” said Hale, who is 77. “Singing is such a great delight and people say they like it.” He loves singing so much that, when he married his wife Vickie two years ago, he sang “Every Time is the First Time” during the ceremony. “We both love music and, when we were dating, we would just break out into song together. Whenever we sang (’Every Time is the First Time’) I would join in with him at the end, so I did that when he sang at the wedding,” Vickie said. “Everyone was touched.” Vickie said her husband is most famous for singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Old Man River,” and “Amazing Grace.” “It seems like those are the songs people always ask him to sing. He has such a wonderful voice,” Vickie said.

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Amelia voters split on police levies By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

Amelia voters May 4 approved a 3-mill replacement levy to fund the police department, but rejected a 7-mill replacement levy. The 3-mill levy received 222 votes, or 56.49 percent, in favor and 171 votes, or 43.51, percent against. The 7-mill levy received 190 votes, or 48.97 percent, in favor and 198 votes, or 51.03, percent against. Mayor Leroy Ellington said the outcome of the 7mill levy vote was “a disappointing thing.” He said the police department would have to keep staffing as it is. “It won’t allow us to keep up with the increasing population growth,” he said. “We will continue to have only one officer on duty for most shifts.” Ellington said village council members decided to go with two replacement levies rather than one 10mill levy because they thought two levies had a better chance of passing. “The residents have spoken,” he said. He said the council’s finance committee would probably revisit the possibility of another 7-mill levy in the future. “We’re running as lean as any department,” he said. “I’m not sure there are places to cut.” Ellington said he wanted to thank the members of the

Amelia Residents for Safety for working hard to pass the levies. Police Chief Jeff Sucher said he appreciated the voters approving the 3-mill levy, but the levy will not generate enough money to solve staffing problems in the department. He said the department is down to four full-time police officers, including himself. There are five part-time officers. The department is able to put only one cruiser on the street at a time, with the chief spending about 50 percent of his time in a patrol car. According to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office, passage of the replacement 3-mill levy will add $9.91 a year in taxes for the owner of a $100,000 home, bringing the total annual cost to $91.87. The 3-mill levy currently generates $196,587 a year. The new levy will generate an additional $23,656 annually, according to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office. The 7-mill levy passed in 1999 will remain in effect. It generates $367,250 a year. If the 7-mill renewal had passed, it would have generated an additional $146,651 annually, according to the Clermont County Auditor’s Office.

MAY 5 PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS Ohio State Representative:

• Danny Bubp, who currently is serving his third term in the Ohio House of Representatives, will be the Republican candidate for the 88th Ohio House District Representative this fall. With all of the 88th district’s 73 precincts in Clermont County reporting, Bubp received 3,484 votes. Votes from Adams and Brown counties were not available at press time. Bubp ran unopposed. No other candidates have filed for this seat. • State Rep. Joe Uecker, R-66th House District, is the Republican nominee for reelection after running unopposed in the May 4 Republican primary. With all precincts reporting, Uecker received 7,614 votes, or 100 percent. In November, he will face Libertarian candidate Barry Cox, who received 47 votes running unopposed in his primary.

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Clermont County Auditor Linda Fraley essentially has won a fifth term in office. She ran unopposed for the Republican Party nomination

and no Democrats filed. Her name will be on the November ballot, but she will run unopposed. With 198 of 200 precincts reporting, Fraley had a total 11,335 votes.

Clermont County Commissioner

Republicans in Clermont County are championing Archie Wilson for the Clermont County commissioner race this November. Although Wilson received the county’s Republican Party endorsement in January, voters approved of his candidacy with 10,298 votes in the primary Tuesday, May 4. Wilson ran unopposed in the primary. Wilson will challenge incumbent Scott Croswell for the commissioner seat. Croswell filed Monday, May 3, as an independent. He won as a Republican in the 2002 and 2006 elections.

Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge

• Richard Ferenc and Ken Zuk officially will face off in November for Clermont County Court of Common Pleas judge. Ferenc solidified his position as the Republican candi-

date with 9,904 in the primary election Tuesday, May 4. He ran unopposed in the primary. Likewise, Democrats gave Zuk the go-ahead with 3,310 votes. He also ran unopposed. The vote totals will not be certified by the Clermont County Board of Elections until later this month. Ferenc is an attorney in Batavia. Zuk, the incumbent, was appointed to the court of common pleas court position by Gov. Ted Strickland in 2008 when Robert Ringland was elected to the 12th District Court of Appeals. • Republican voters May 4 chose Municipal Court Judge Thomas Herman to replace retiring Common Pleas Judge William A. Walker. Herman defeated Daniel “Woody” Breyer in the Republican primary. Herman faces no Democratic opposition in November. With all precincts reporting, Herman received 7,015 votes, or about 54 percent. Breyer received 5,908 votes, or about 46 percent. The primary race was marked by election complaints filed against Herman by Breyer. Breyer, an assistant prosecutor, claimed Herman was representing himself in campaign advertising as a sit-

ting common pleas judge. Breyer also claimed Herman was representing himself as the endorsed Republican candidate. The election complaints were dismissed by the Ohio Elections Commission and a panel of the Ohio Supreme Court. Herman said he was very happy with the outcome. “I guess I am Clermont County’s Republican choice,” he said. He said he was very gratified how the voters responded to his campaign and was looking forward to working with the other common pleas judges. Herman said he thought Breyer’s election complaint “backfired on him.” Breyer said he thought he ran a positive campaign, but “I guess that wasn’t good enough.” “I had good people working for me,” he said. “I hope Judge Herman does a fine job on the common pleas bench.” Clermont County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kathleen M. Rodenberg ran unopposed and received 10,651 votes. She will run unopposed in the November election since no Democrat ran to become judge of the domestic relations court.

CCDD levy OK means more help By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

Voters approved a 0.9mill replacement levy for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The levy will replace a 0.9-mill levy passed in 1982 and currently brings

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developmental disabilities, said Lisa Davis, director of community relations. “We are very thankful for the voters,” said Sharon Woodrow, executive director of CCDD. “It obviously was very close which tells you it’s a difficult time, but we really appreciate the people who got out and supported us and understood how important the work is that we do.” Currently, the levy costs owners of $100,000 homes $5.91 per year; $150,000, $8.88 per year; and $200,000, $11.83. The new levy will increase those costs to $27.56 for owners of property valued at $100,000 a year; $41.34 per $150,000; and $55.12 per $200,000, according to Tilbury. “We knew it was going to be a tough decision for people to make because of

these tough times, but we are really grateful to everyone who supported us,” Woodrow said. The levy’s approval will allow the organization to take several families off a wait list, which has about 400 people waiting for residential treatment, adult services programs and individual programs, Woodrow said. “I think it’s a great relief to those families that have been waiting for services for such a long time,” she said. “Obviously it will take a lot of planning to start moving people and working with the families to actually get the ball rolling, but we’re so thankful to the voters. This is a huge weight that’s been lifted off their shoulders.” CCDD officials will begin looking at the wait list this summer, Woodrow said.

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By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The Clermont County Water Resources Department is happy with the changes the contractors made to blasting involved in the Shayler Run Segment C Sewer Replacement Project. The project, which started earlier this spring, involves blasting shafts to serve as manholes and to install 42-inch sewer pipes near Shayler Creek. Residents expressed concerns about two of the eight blasts that have occurred since the project began. Those two were particularly strong and may have caused damage to some

homes in the McGuffey Lakes subdivision. Eric Grigoryan, of VCE Investigative, one of the contractors that designed the blasting project, said those blasts were stronger because some of the explosives went off at the same time. The blasts were designed to have about 8 milliseconds between them. Grigoryan said the propagation may have been because of the ground water in the area, but the ground motion should still have been nondamaging. Water Resources Department sanitary engineer Lyle Bloom gave a project update to the Clermont County

commissioners Monday, April 26. He said the contractors installed two seismographs in McGuffey Lakes before the most recent blast Friday, April 23. Seismographs are machines that measure ground motion. Bloom said one of the seismographs reported no motion, the other one showed a reading of 0.06. The minor damaging limit for the project is 0.5, he said. Also, Southern Drilling and Blasting, the company actually doing the blasting, has switched to a gel nitroglycerin blasting material, which is designed to work underwater.

The contractors currently are investigating claims of home damage from the two stronger blasts. “It sounds like the revised plan did the job,” Bloom said. “The blast was well below the limits.” Bloom said the contractors currently are investigating claims of home damage from the two stronger blasts. For more information about this project or for a tentative schedule of blasts, visit the Clermont County Water Resources Department website at www. wrd.clermontcountyohio.gov.

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Batavia Twp. seeks bids for paving projects By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

The Batavia Township trustees are seeking bids for summer road paving work. Administrator Rex Parsons said he would like to see the bid awarded at the June 1 trustees’ meeting. “We hope to get it done while school’s out,” he said. The roads to be paved includes about 3.2 miles of pavement at an estimated cost of $264,524. At the May 6 trustees’ meeting, Trustee Archie Wilson said he was under the impression the township had a 10-year cycle to pave all the roads. Parsons said there was no cycle. The roads are

scheduled for paving based on conditions. “You need some kind of cycle, or you end up with surprises,” Trustee Lee Cornett said. Trustee James Sauls said a 15-year cycle would be more realistic.

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Hazmat specialist to be based Clermont County’s newest Spay Neuter Clinic at Union Twp. fire station By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

There will be a new face at Union Township Fire Station 52 on Bach Buxton Road. The township has agreed to provide space in the fire station as a report-in location for one of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Hazardous Materials investigation specialists. The inter-governmental agreement was approved Thursday, April 22. “This is a win-win for us,” said Trustee Tim Donnellon. “It doesn’t cost us anything and we have a person with Hazmat training at our disposal.” Shana Eiselstein, spokeswoman for the

PUCO, said the Hazmat specialist will use the Union Township space as a base of operations. “These individuals used to work out of their homes, but we’re putting them in central locations so they have places to get their work done when they’re not in the field,” she said. “That’s where he’ll go when he need to do paperwork or make phone calls. It depends on what the day’s assignments are.” Eiselstein said the Hazmat specialist may or may not be at Union Township every day. She said the PUCO has been placing field employees in state and local locations around Ohio. “Essentially this is part of our agency’s effort to

work with local and state community entities to do shared services and have shared resources,” she said. “Union Township has the space available and we need a space to work.” A Hazmat specialist spends much of his or her time doing inspections and reviews, both in the trucking and railroad industries, Eiselstein said. They also can respond to emergency situations. The agreement between the PUCO and Union Township is for one year and Administrator Ken Geis said either party can cancel the agreement at any time.

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Maintaining roads, bridges big part of engineer’s job jseney@communitypress.com

The county engineer is the person who make sure the roads, bridges and culverts are maintained. “Maintaining the system we have is a very important part of my job,” County Engineer Pat Manger told county commissioners April 21 in delivering his annual report. Manger said in 2009 his department spent $3.1 million on resurfacing about 33 miles of roads. Federal funds paid for $2.5 million of that. The list of roads to be resurfaced this year has not been finalized, pending the amount of federal funds the county receives. In 2009, the engineer spent $2.7 million on bridge and landslide repairs. Of that, $2.6 million, or 97 percent, was from federal funds. Other expenditures in 2009 included $400,000 on signs and guardrails and $200,000 on maintaining roadside ditches. Some major improvement projects planned for this year include construction of a connector road between Old Ohio 74 and College Drive near UC Clermont College, a turn lane on U.S. 50 between Roundbottom and Wolfpen Pleasant Hill roads in Miami Township and intersection

improvements at Judd and Amelia Olive Branch roads in Batavia Township. Manger Manger said the county is able to plan for expansion of the road system through participation in the Clermont County Transportation Improvement District (CCTID). The CCTID was established in 2006 to foster increased collaboration between county, regional, state and federal agencies. Manger is a member of the CCTID board of trustees. He said the CCTID allows the county to create a larger pool of local money as a match for federal and state funding. “We are able to deal with these projects on a regional basis,” he said. Projects the CCTID is working on include improvements to the Ohio 32 corridor, the Ohio 28 corridor and the U.S. 50 corridor. Commissioners Scott Croswell told Manger “without your cooperation, none of this would happen. The TID is a tremendous benefit to the county.” Administrator David Spinney said Manger was doing more work on new road construction that any other engineer in the state.

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‘Cold Case’ actor will return for ’Burg events Thom Barry, who plays Detective Will Jeffries in the CBS television series “Cold Case,” will be the guest speaker at the Williamsburg High School Alumni Banquet Saturday, June 5. Barry was known as Thom Gross when he graduated from

Williamsburg in 1969. The banquet will be 5:30 p.m. at Williamsburg Middle/High School, 500 S. Fifth St. Prepaid reservations, which must be made by May 25, are required. Contact Olivet Murray at 724-

7777 or Charlene Speeg at 7245544 for more information. Barry also will participate in an Operation Restoration fundraising event 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, during the June in Olde Williamsburgh celebration. In conjunction with Barry’s

Sunday appearance, legendary Williamsburg coach Ken Osborne and his wife, Sidney, will be present for a reunion with former football players, cheerleaders, band members, and Wildcat fans. Both events will be at the old Williamsburg High School, 549 W.

Main St. There is no charge for the Sunday afternoon events, but a donation is requested at the door. All donations will benefit Operation Restoration, the Osborne Stadium renovation effort. The public is invited to attend.

Five people killed in crashes so far this year By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

Speeding, alcohol use and weather conditions are among the causes of fatal traffic crashs recorded in Clermont County this year. Lt. Randy McElfresh, Batavia post commander of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, said there have been four fatal crashs involving five victims so far this year. In 2009, there were nine people killed in eight crashes, the lowest fatality total on record in Clermont County. In 2008, there were 27 people killed in 23 crashes. McElfresh said the goal this year is to keep the total number of fatalities under 20.

The first fatal crash of the year was Jan. 20 on Ohio 28. Doris Whitaker, 85, of Milford turned into oncoming traffic and her car was struck by a commercial vehicle. Two teenagers were victims in the second fatal crash Jan. 30 on Crane Schoolhouse Road in Tate Township. Zachary Carnahan, 16, of Mount Orab was driving more than 80 mph when his car hit an incline in the road and went out of control. The car hit a concrete bridge abutment and was split in half. Carnahan and a passenger, Ricky Morgenson, 16, of Mt. Orab were

both ejected. Carnahan was killed instantly and Morgenson died a short time later. An crash Jan. 31 on Moore-Marathon Road in Jackson Township involved alcohol use. Randy Apgar, 24, of Goshen Township had a blood-alcohol level of .094 when his car struck a tree while he was driving home. Snowy conditions were blamed for an crash Feb. 9 on Ohio 132 in Ohio Township. Richard Walker, 60, of Cincinnati lost control of his car on a snow-covered curve and hit another vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries as a result of the impact, McElfresh said.

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Clermont County will not require tax budgets this year By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The Clermont County commissioners will not require department heads to submit a 2011 tax budget in an effort to ease employee work loads. Every year, each county department creates a tax budget to show what the revenues and expenditures are for that department. In departments funded by levies, the tax budgets are used to justify the funding. However, while the tax budget is required by the state, it’s rarely used in the actual budget process, said Sukie Scheetz, director of the Office of Management and Budget. This year, county employees are busy learning a new accounting program. Scheetz said many employees are having trouble with the new sys-

tem, which was launched April 1. Scheetz asked the commissioners Monday, April 12, to allow department heads to turn in a tax budget with a 2.6-percent overall cut instead of having them spend additional time on specific expenditures. She said 2.6 percent is the reduction in revenues they are expecting for next year. “The issue we’re having is that we’ve asked them to create these tax budgets, but they are facing the new accounting system at the same time,” Scheetz said. “Is it worth the department head’s time to work on this tax budget if we’re not going to use it?” “It’s just that having this (the tax budgets) on the back of the new system is causing some stress,” she said. Scheetz said some

departments, including those who are funded by levies, will still need a line item tax budget. Administrator David Spinney said not having specific tax budgets should not hinder the budget process in the fall. “We’ve never used the tax budget as an end all for the actual budget,” he said. Spinney said if department heads still want to submit line item tax budgets to present particular projects or funding needs, he would encourage them to do so. Proud was happy with the idea. “I think everyone will be tickled … It’s really just horrible timing,” Proud said. Scheetz said she will bring the tax budgets to the commissioners for final discussions in May before they vote to approve them in June.

County concerned about Rx plan By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The Clermont County commissioners are concerned the county’s new

prescription plan may be causing a hardship for some county employees. The county switched from Humana’s Rx3 plan to their Rx4 plan to help cut down on the county’s health care costs. However, as part of the switch, some employees who were paying $10 for a prescription may now pay $50. During the commissioners’ work session Monday, May 3, Humana account executive Alisa Rhoads said the prescriptions for 80 employees have moved from a level one drug ($10 co-pay) to a level three drug ($50 co-pay.) Also, those employees may have multiple prescriptions that have become more or less expensive. The co-pays for 21 employees did decrease, she said. Humana expects the switch to Rx4 and other changes the county made to their health care plan will save the county about $150,000 this year. Spinney said the county had to make some sort of change to county’s health care because of the tight 2010 budget. “What it really gets down to is dollars and cents. If we didn’t save this money, we would have had

to find it elsewhere. It was a matter of going to this Rx4 plan or increasing employee contributions by a substantial amount,” he said. Regardless, the commissioners want to be sure the county’s employees are not seeing a hardship because of the increase in cost, especially for drugs that are maintenance prescriptions. “I want to know, have we made a change that ends up being financially punitive to a certain group of people? What impact has this had on our employees?” said Commissioner Scott Croswell. “I want to know if there are people who maybe had four prescriptions move from $10 to $50 and who are seeing a huge increase in expenses.” Rhoads said Humana cannot specifically target one person or group of people, but she said the company would be willing to work to better educate the county’s employees on ways to save money on prescriptions through the use of generics or mail-order programs. Croswell said he would like Humana to do those things, but he would like additional data on the number of people who may be suffering a hardship.


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West Clermont’s strategic plan takes shape After almost two years of work and six months of meetings, the West Clermont Local School District is almost ready to finalize the district’s strategic plan. Kathy LaSota, deputy director of board development and search services with the Ohio School Boards Association, presented the draft strategic plan to the board of education Monday, April 26. LaSota worked with 42 individuals on five teams to put together the plan. “The main theme for this plan is all about district con-

tinuing to be world-class,” LaSota said. “... In this plan you’re saying you’re all about excellence, but you can’t do it alone. You need your community.” The district’s strategic plan, which has not yet been discussed or approved by the school board, includes five main goals, each with a list of priorities. They are as follows: Communication and Partnerships: This goal says the district needs to create a volunteer program, build coalition teams and create a program to get parents and families involved in the schools. Technology: This goal

says the district needs to develop a three-year plan to address the technology needs in the district and make sure the technology available is on par with the state and national standards. Facilities: The facilities goal starts with a five-year plan to enhance the district’s facilities to support student excellence. In this goal, the district is to communicate the needs and priorities with stakeholders and update the long-range master plan. Processes: The processes goal is about making sure each thing the district does has a documented process,

including the processes for professional development, securing grants and recruiting and hiring staff. Finances: The fifth goal says the district needs to review, revise and communicate processes for determining budget priorities and continue to communicate clear and concise financial information. “This plan is not about taking off the table what you’re already doing. It’s about moving around your resources to address your stated priorities,” LaSota said. The board was happy with LaSota’s presentation, but agreed they needed

Program could help buy a house JOHN SENEY/STAFF

Salute to soldier

Army Spec. John Tuerck, center, was recognized by county commissioners April 28 for his service to the country. Tuerck, who graduated from Milford High School, served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He now is stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky. With Tuerck were, from left, Commissioner Bob Proud; Commissioner Ed Humphrey; Stephen Caraway, field representative for U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt; and Commissioner Scott Croswell.

Mental health grant will provide help for children jseney@communitypress.com

A $9 million federal grant will help provide additional help for children in Clermont County with mental health needs. Karen Scherra, executive director of the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, said the grant will be implemented over the next six years, with the first year dedicated to planning. The program, named FAST TRAC, is aimed at children aged 3 to 21 with emotional and behavioral issues and their families. The goal of FAST TRAC is to intervene earlier in the child’s life to more effectively address and resolve issues that lead to severe problems when they are not recognized or treated. “This is a huge step for Clermont County,” Scherra said. Scherra said the grant will help improve existing mental health programs throughout the county as well and add new ones. For instance, the grant will provide the funding for school-based counseling in every school building in Clermont County. The counseling now is available in every school district, but not every school building. Gretchen Behimer, project director for FAST TRAC, said if a child in school has an issue, the teacher can refer him to someone at the school trained to deal with mental health issues. Home-based services will be expanded and more family advocates will be hired to work with families who have children with mental health issues. “We are trying to be more sensitive to the needs of children,” Scherra said. Family and Children First Council, a partnership of government agencies and community organizations that plans and coordinates

services to children and families, will provide oversight for FAST TRAC. Other Clermont County agencies involved in implementing the grant include Juvenile Court, Job & Family Services, Children’s Protective Services, Child Focus, Families Connected, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont Recovery Center, Clermont Counseling Center and the University of Cincinnati.

gram involves helping the applicant with selecting and rehabbing a house, providing homebuyer education and providing assistance with the down payment.” All homes will be appraised and inspected prior to purchase. If the house can be rehabilitated and does not have any major structural faults, the applicant can purchase it for up to one percent below appraised value. Rehabilitation work will begin after the purchase. “All applicants must take part in eight hours of HUDapproved homebuyer counseling,” said Taylor. The counseling includes information about bill management, budgeting, home care and financing.

The West Clermont Local School District Board of Education will discuss the district’s strategic plan, and the action items within it, at a work session following the regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The regular meeting will be in the Town Hall, but the work session will be in the Queen City room downstairs.

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If you are working, currently paying rent, are willing to help rehabilitate an existing home, but need help with a down payment, the Clermont Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) may be able to help. The Clermont NSP office is accepting applications for assistance to purchase homes in foreclosure in the Bethel area, the village of Amelia, and Union Township in the Tealtown Road area. Call 732-7904 or 732-7125. “A family of four with an income of $83,000 and below can be eligible for this program. This is a middle income program for employed people who have not been able to scrape together a down payment,” said Jim Taylor, Clermont County grant coordinator. “There are two components to this program,” said Taylor. “One involves purchasing and demolishing run-down houses that could then be titled to Habitat for Humanity or another qualified agency to build a home. The other part of the pro-

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more time to discuss the goals, priorities and action items before approving it. “I think we have five very large goals here, but I think there’s a lot of work to do in West Clermont,” Doug Young said. “If we’re able to implement these strategies ... we could achieve much more as a public school district.” Once the plan is adopted by the board, it will be used as a blueprint for future discussions and projects.

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Juvenile court tries to educate young drivers By John Seney jseney@communitypress.com

For teenagers, getting a driver’s license and being able to drive is an exciting new experience. Ending up in court with a traffic ticket is an experience best avoided. “We try to be fairly userfriendly with kids – without coddling them,” Clermont County Juvenile Court Magistrate Mike Masterson said. Masterson talked about the juvenile court process at a recent meeting of the Safe Communities Coalition. When a juvenile is given a traffic ticket, the officer gives him information about his court appearance and what to do if he wants to plead guilty. The juvenile must appear

in court; he can’t just mail in the fine. And a parent or guardian must appear with him. Masterson said he had a case of one kid with a speeding ticket who showed up without a parent. He said his father was out of town. His story turned out to be a lie. “He was scared to death to tell his parents,” Masterson said. “He took a bad situation and made it worse.” The juvenile court handles traffic tickets on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Masterson, as a magistrate, will hear most of the traffic cases, including speeding. If the case involves a DUI or more serious charges, it will go before a juvenile court judge. The court will hear about

10 to 20 cases per court date. The numbers have fallen recently, Masterson said. “We don’t know why,” he said, but thinks fewer kids are speeding. The maximum fine per violation is $50, plus court costs, which run about $100. In addition to the fine, the juvenile is sent to a class to reinforce safe driving habits. For first-time offenders, the two-hour refresher course is held after school hours at the county fairgrounds in Owensville. “Hopefully, that is the last time we see them,” Masterson said. Juveniles facing a second moving violation and mandatory 90-day license

New Richmond receives grant to replace boiler, windows New Richmond received a state grant to replace the boiler and windows at village hall. Village council executed the grant agreement April 27. The grant is from the Governor's Office of Appalachia. “This is an energy efficiency grant which will

greatly reduce our energy costs at village hall,” Administrator David Kennedy said. “The existing boiler is extremely inefficient and the windows are shot,” Kennedy said. “Our gas and electric costs in this building are

very high. This savings will translate out to the residents since the cost to heat and cool this building is covered by the general fund, police and utility departments.” The total grant is $26,435 with the village supplying a local match of the same amount.

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suspension can attend an all-day class held on Saturdays. That class, the Last Chance Driving Program, is taught by Randy Harvey, New Richmond police chief. Harvey started the program about six years ago when he was with the sheriff’s office. The 8-hour class is a cooperative effort between the juvenile court and Child Focus, Inc. and is taught at the offices of Child Focus. Harvey said the class covers a lot of areas, including vehicle dynamics and teen inexperience. At the end of the day, the parents join the class and become involved. If the class is completed, the juvenile’s license stays with the juvenile court dur-

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BRIEFS Recycle computers

MIAMI TWP. – Miami Township, in partnership with Cincinnati Computer Cooperative and Clermont 2020, will be hosting a Computer Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15, at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. This is an opportunity for Clermont County residents and businesses to donate a computer that is not being used to be recycled or reused by non-profits, churches, students or teachers. For additional information, call Becky Ploucha, Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green program director, at cleanandgreen@clermont2020.org or 513-753-9222.

include a silent auction, raffles and split the pot, will help raise money to aid children of active duty military personnel and veterans. Missman, a specialist in the Army, died July 9, 2009, from wounds sustained while fighting in Afghanistan with the 4th Infantry Division of Fort Carson, Colo. He was 36 and from Batavia. Among other members of his family, Missman left behind his 4year-old son Jack. Cost to attend the event is $15 per person or $25 per couple. The band Six Pac will provide musical entertainment. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jim Missman at 753-9612 or missmanjim@gmail.com.

Herb/plant sale

Ride to benefit charity

JACKSON TWP. – The Log Cabin Herb Society will host the annual herb/plant auction and sale at 6 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the Hartman Log Cabin at the corner of Aber Road and U.S. 50, four miles east of Owensville. The event happens rain or shine. Members of the society will offer numerous herbs, perennials and other garden items for sale and at auction. Special garden and yard items will be part of the silent auction. Proceeds from this event support the scholarship program. Light refreshments will be available. Contact Donna Amann at 732-1898 or any other society member for more information.

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Mike Masterson, magistrate for the Clermont County Juvenile Court, talks about what juveniles face when they receive a moving traffic violation.

the license and the process of getting the license back is easier. “They’re getting a break,” Masterson said. “It’s a win-win situation,” Harvey said. “We get an opportunity to bring the kids in and work with them. Hopefully, it will make a difference.” Harvey said 80 percent of the kids that go through the Last Chance class don’t end up back in court. “We’ve had great success,” he said. Harvey said when he started the class, there were about three a month. Now classes are down to about one every two months, a sign fewer kids are getting tickets. “That’s a good thing,” he said.

Williamsburg – The villagewide yard sales have been rescheduled for Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23.

Vocal concert

WEST CLERMONT – The Vocal Music Department will host a pop-tribute concert at 7 p.m. Friday, May 21, and Saturday, May 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5. The concert will feature the Glen Este Chorus, West Clermont Institute of Performing Arts Mixed and Concert choirs and West Clermont By Request. Along with the choral pieces and current pop hits, all groups will be paying tribute to Glee, FOX’s biggest new show, and joining forces with the West Clermont Dance Company to pay tribute to pop music’s greatest icon, Michael Jackson.

Benefit to help military

UNION TWP. – The Spc. Gregory Missman Memorial Fund Benefit will take place from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 22, at American Legion Post 72, 497 Old Ohio 74 in Mt. Carmel. The benefit, which will

UNION TWP. – The “Remembering Wojo” Charity Ride will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15. The ride will leave from the Boyle County Fairgrounds on U.S. 150 Bypass in Danville, Ky. Cost to participate is $10 per driver and $5 per passenger and the rain date for the event is Saturday, May 22. The 100-mile ride will end back at the fairgrounds with music, door prizes, burgers, hot dogs and a cornhole tournament. The ride not only will be a celebrate the life of Staff Sgt. Tony “Wojo” Wojciechowski, who was killed in Iraq April 30, 2009, it will raise money for a scholarship given in his memory. He was from Union Township. This “Remembering Wojo” scholarship is given to a high school college-bound senior or an actively-enrolled college freshman, sophomore or junior. The recipient also must be a relative of an active military duty U.S. Marine or be a U. S. Marine veteran. For more information about Wojciechowski or the scholarship, visit www.cincinnatischolarshipfoundation” and click on the “Remembering Wojo” scholarship.

Village yard sale

AMELIA – The three-day annual village-wide yard sale will be Friday, June 4, through Sunday, June 6. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This is the only time a yard sale permit is not required. There is not a public location for set-up. Residents are encouraged to set up in their individual yards or driveways. The annual Amelia Village Junk Day will take place the following Saturday, June 12. Amelia residents can place unwanted items at the curb for pick up. There is no limit to the number or size of the items. Debris can be set out Friday evening and must be at the curb by 6 a.m. Saturday. Rumpke will make one pass

on each street. No tires, batteries, heavy construction material, hazardous waste or liquid waste will be accepted. Televisions and computer monitors emit mercury when crushed, so Rumpke advises residents to contact the Clermont County Office of Environmental Quality at 732-7894 or www.oeq.net to locate a recycling center for this material. For more information, call 753-4747.

Alpaca spring fling

MONROE TWP. – Five area alpaca farms are joining together to present the Alpaca Spring Fling 2010. The event is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Breezy Hill Acres, 1549 North Altman Road in Monroe Township. In addition to Breezy Hill Acres, other alpaca farms participating include New Richmond Alpaca Farm, Teddy Bear Alpacas, Tanglewood Alpaca Farm and Una Luna Alpaca Farm. Visitors to the event will see alpacas recently shorn, new baby alpacas and spinning demonstrations. There also will be an opportunity to purchase alpaca products and yarns. For more information call 253-3700 or visit the website www.alpacas4you.com.

Chamber tailgate

CLERMONT COUNTY – The pink ribbon truck and grills will be out in full force at Auxier Gas, Inc. hosts the first Clermont Chamber Tailgate of the year, “Hot Dog in Paradise” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 17. Clermont County businesses are invited to join Clermont Chamber members for the annual summer ritual held on the grounds of the Eastgate Professional Park, 4355 Ferguson Drive, where the Clermont Chamber office is located. Like the Jimmy Buffet Under the Big Top concert later that evening at Riverbend, the tailgate will have a “Tropical Parrothead” theme. Enjoy this opportunity to make new business connections in a festive island atmosphere and enjoy tropical hot dogs being grilled up by Auxier Gas employees on their pink ribbon grills. While there is no fee to attend the tailgate, donations to the American Breast Cancer Foundation are requested, as are reservations. Call the Clermont Chamber of Commerce at 576-5000 or register at www.clermontchamber.com.


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Ryan Williams, clad in blue, signs a certificate saying hell attend Xavier University this fall.

Amelia High School faculty and staff held the school’s annual Academic Signing May 3 to recognize the top 25 students in the Class of 2010. The event was held in the school’s Performing Arts Center with family, friends and all junior and senior students in attendance. “This is a great way to recognize our top 25 ... These are the kids who have been at the top for

the last 12 years and it’s nice for them to be in the spotlight,” said Principal Keith Hickman during the program. The students and the schools they have committed to are as follows: • Alex Askey: University of Cincinnati • Sadie Boyle: University of Cincinnati • Carla Clark: Hanover College • Ethan Coburn: Harding University

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A representative from Ohio Northern University, and an Amelia High School alumnus, welcomes Morgan Sperry, left, and Elizabeth Dallman to the university.

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• Tyler Coleman: University of Cincinnati • Elizabeth Dallman: Ohio Northern University • Cody Dalton: Northern Kentucky University • Heather DeVore: The Ohio State University • Jill Durham: Vanderbilt University • Katlyn Eicher: University of Cincinnati • Austin Hounshell: The Ohio State University • Sam Ivers: Northern Kentucky University • Katie Kimble: University of Cincinnati • Zachary Lawson: Purdue University • Nicole Lindsley: Northern Kentucky University • Kady Lynn: Cincinnati State • Gergana Paneva: University of Cincinnati, Clermont College • Massey Pierce: The Ohio State University • Mamie Scholle: University of Cincinnati • Emily Schultz: The Ohio State University • Morgan Sperry: Ohio Northern University • David Svintsitski: University of Cincinnati • Elizabeth Werren: University of Cincinnati • Ryan Williams: Xavier University • Natalie Wolfer: Northern Kentucky University

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During Academic Signing, each student signs a certificate acknowledging what school they plan to attend in the fall. Row one (front,) from left are: Natalie Wolfer, Emily Schultz and Heather DeVore. Row two: Austin Hounshell, Massey Pierce and Cody Dalton. Row three: Elizabeth Dallman, Carla Clark and Jill Durham. Row four: Mamie Scholle and Sam Ivers.

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The third annual Academic Signing is a way for to recognize the top 25 students at Amelia High School. Row one (front,) from left are: Elizabeth Werren, Katie Kimble, Kady Lynn. Row two: Morgan Sperry, Sadie Boyle and Katlyn Eicher. Row three: Zachary Lawson, Gargana Paneva and Tyler Coleman. Row four: Ryan Williams, Ethan Coburn and Alex Askey.

Clough Pike Elementary hopes to set world record May 14 The Guinness Book of World Records has approved Clough Pike Elementary’s request to attempt to break a world record on walk-athon day – May 14 at 8:45 a.m. The PTO is coordinating this effort and is attempting to break the record for the most people

assembled, simultaneously patting their heads and rubbing their bellies for one minute. The current record is 322 people. The PTO has been supported by Principal Pat Crahan and the staff at the school in this attempt.

New Richmond High School to close for renovations New Richmond High School will be closed to students and staff starting Tuesday, June 1, when the top two floors of the school will be renovated to remove asbestos and to install new ceilings, lighting and flooring. The New Richmond Board of Education approved the specifications for the project and authorized the treasurer to advertise for bids at its April meeting. “Bids will be opened Friday, May 7, and we hope the work will start June 1 and take all summer,” said New Richmond Superintendent Tom Durbin. The gymnasium and cafeteria and hallways on the first floor will be used to store the contents of the top two floors during construction.

“The top two floors must be sealed during asbestos removal and the building will be closed to all but the custodial staff during the renovation,” said Durbin. “The ceilings will be dropped with all new lighting and new floor tiles will replace the removed asbestos tiles. The bathrooms will be renovated with new stalls.” Principal Diane Spinnati and her high school staff will be moved to the Market Street Graduation Academy during the renovation. The lower floors will be renovated in the summer of 2011. “Coupled with the facade replacement (2007) we will have the equivalent of a new building for around $4 million when the project is completed,” said Durbin.

“We are so excited about this opportunity and we are confident that the kids can break the record. We are asking the students to start practicing now – it’s not as easy as you may think,” said Lynda Higgins, the walk-a-thon chair. West Clermont Superintendent

Gary Brooks will be joined by WCPO 9News Reporter Tom McKee as official witnesses. The attempt will take place during the Eighth Annual Clough Pike Walk-A-Thon Day – a day set aside for exercise, fun activities and a goal of raising $20,000 for

the school. This is year’s theme is Record Breaking Walk-a-Thon. The Guinness Book of World Records has very detailed rules and documentation the committee must follow to submit the record attempt.

SCHOOL NOTES Students inducted into drama society

Fourteen Amelia High School students were inducted into Troupe 6332 of the International Thespian Society April 16 due to their dedication to theater. The students inducted are: Cassie Amato, Emily Clyburn, Elizabeth Dallman, Colten Eberhard, Emily Edwards, Ali Hermes, Jeff Hurley, Hadiza Itapson, Drew Jeschke, Holly Ortalano, Amanda Perkins, Matt Rosser, Olivia Sparks and Emily Steffen.

Art show a success

More than 800 people attended the West Clermont Art Show Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25. Highlights from the show included: • Painting, drawing and sculpture on display from all 12 West Clermont schools. • Digital storytelling display featuring the work of Joy Mansfield and Brantner Elementary artists. • Animoto video loop featuring West Clermont artists from around the district. • Glen Este High School senior Tony Reed as artist-in-residence. • Amelia Middle School teacher Joan

Mountel as caricature artist. • Interactive graffiti boards for visitors. • Live music provided by GEHS seniors Audrey Alger and Nick Sunday. • More than 150 free books given away to children in the West Clermont community.

Justin Gibson of Union Township, has accepted a Trustee Scholarship from Xavier University. He will graduate from Covington Latin High School where he is active in baseball and drama club.

Purcell earns scholarship

Backus accepts award

Luke Purcell, a senior in the School for Scientific Studies at Glen Este High School, has won a Macy’s Foundation Scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The Macy’s Foundation announced a new scholarship program in 2006 that awards a total of 54 scholarships per year to high school seniors who are children of full- or part-time Macy’s employees or who are employees themselves. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the scholarships are awarded for four years at $1,000 per year.

Gibson accepts scholarship

Matthew J. Gibson, son of Kathy and

Austin Backus has accepted a Trustee Scholarship from Xavier University. Backus’ parents are Amy and Ross Backus of Union Township, Backus will graduate from Glen Este High School where she is active in National Honor Society, crew and freshman mentoring program. Backus plans to major in pre-medicine at Xavier.

Williams receives award

Ryan Williams, son of Debbie and Jay Williams of Amelia, has accepted an Honor Award from Xavier University. He will graduate from Amelia High School where he is active in National Honor Society, student council and is goalie for varsity soccer. Williams plans to major in natural sciences at Xavier.


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People wave small American flags while listening to patriotic songs at National Day of Prayer observances May 6 in Batavia.

John Baird, right, associate pastor at Eastgate Community Church, waves a flag during National Day of Prayer observances May 6 in Batavia.

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National Day of Prayer celebrated in Batavia Several hundred people gathered outside the Clermont County Courthouse in Batavia Thursday, May 6, for National Day of Prayer observances. The ceremonies included Bible readings from county officials, prayers from pastors and patriotic songs. Active military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel were singled out for special recognition.

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John Hale of New Richmond sings “God Bless America” while Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud listens at National Day of Prayer observances May 6 in Batavia.

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Veterans and active military personnel gather on the steps of the Clermont County Courthouse for the National Day of Prayer.

Grant’s 188th birthday celebrated

Todd Kritzwiser, center, worship leader at Kingsway Fellowship in Batavia, sings “God Bless the USA” during National Day of Prayer observances May 6 in Batavia.

Debbie Faris and Brian Hussel, of Cincinnati, check out the photos inside Grant’s Birthplace in Point Pleasant.

While people enjoy the Grant’s Birthday program and tour the birthplace, church members cook and sell food. From left are: Larry Parker, Sandy Howard, Pat Williams, and Jim Hackney taking a break outside the kitchen.

Grant Memorial United Methodist Church members John Earl, left, of New Richmond, and Frank Howard, of Monroe Township, sit outside the church during Grant’s Birthday Saturday, April 24.

Former president and general Ulysses S. Grant's birthday was celebrated April 24 at his birthplace in Point Pleasant. The event was organized by caretaker Loretta Fuhrman and the members of the Grant Memorial United Methodist Church. During the celebration, speakers talked about keeping Grant on the $50 bill as well as the history of his birthplace in Point Pleasant. Also, Jim Houston talked about the letters his greatgrandfather, Private James Hervey Houston, sent during the Civil War. Visitors also were treated to a 21-gun salute, a ceremony honoring grant and, of course, birthday cake. This year would be Grant's 188th birthday.

Loretta Furhman, caretaker at Ulysses S. Grant’s birthplace in Point Pleasant, shows visitors a shoe Grant’s father made in the tannery.

Church members, residents and friends enjoy lunch inside the church. From left are: Vicki Hale, John Hale, Jeanne Earl and Ed Day, all of New Richmond.

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This week in baseball

• Anderson beat Batavia 15-9, then 15-9 again in a double-header, May 1. In game one, Batavia’s Joey Wahl scored a homerun. In game two, Batavia’s Ryan Gormley scored a homerun and had three RBI. • Batavia beat Georgetown 12-3, May 3. Batavia’s Brandon Griffin was the winning pitcher, and Tyler Carver was 4-4 and hit a double. • Williamsburg beat East Clinton 16-6, May 3. Williamsburg’s Rachel Meisberger pitched 15 strikeouts, and was 2-3 and scored a homerun.

This week in track and field

• Batavia boys placed 12th in the Finneytown Invitational, May 1. • Batavia girls placed 10th in the Finneytown Invitational, May 1. • Glen Este boys placed ninth in the Kings Invitational, May 5. • Glen Este girls placed ninth in the Kings Invitational, May 5. Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas won the 3200 meter run in 10:48.48. • New Richmond boys placed first in the McKee Invitational, May 6. Batavia placed 13th, and Amelia placed 16th. New Richmond’s Myers won the long jump at 19 feet, 2.75 inches, Berwanger won the 110 meter hurdles in 14.79. • New Richmond girls placed fourth in the McKee Invitational, May 6. Amelia placed fifth, and Batavia placed 10th. New Richmond’s Ward won the shot put at 28 feet, 5 inches. Amelia’s Ali James-Hock won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.42.

This week in softball

• Kings beat Amelia 4-3, May 3. • Batavia beat Georgetown 2-1, May 3. Batavia’s Lexi Lipps pitched eight strikeouts, and Heather Harris was 2-2. • Glen Este beat Amelia 41, May 3. Glen Este’s Kelley Benhase pitched 13 strikeouts. • Felicity-Franklin beat Williamsburg 1-0, May 4. • Kings beat Amelia 1-0, May 4. Amelia’s Shelby Engle hit a double.

This week in tennis

• Glen Este beat Amelia 41, May 3. Glen Este’s Benton beat Nelson 6-1, 6-3; Jimmy McDonongh beat Nick Cardarelli 6-0, 6-1; Seth Eversol beat Brennan Horine 2-6, 6-4, 10-6; Dan Shepherd and Josh Rettig beat Claire Schweinhart and Massey Pierce 6-4, 6-1. Amelia’s Chris Lau and Kyle Delker beat Kevin Woods and Kurt Cutshall 6-4, 6-0. Glen Este advances to 58 with the win. • Blanchester beat Batavia 3-2, May 3. Batavia’s Moles beat Fugget 5-7, 6-4, 10-7; Bowling and Heist beat Brandenburg and Howe 6-3, 6-4. Batavia falls to 8-3 with the loss. • Batavia beat East Clinton 4-1, May 4. Batavia’s Sisodia beat Williams 6-3, 6-0; Moles beat Sharma 6-0, 6-0; Bowling beat Rupp 6-1, 6-1; Goodspeed-Smith beat Jarrell-Joy 6-4, 6-0. • Batavia beat East Clinton 3-2, May 4. Batavia’s Sisodia beat Sharma 6-0, 6-1; Moles beat Williams 6-0, 6-1; Bowling beat Henson 6-0, 6-0. Batavia advances to 10-3 with the win.

This week in boys volleyball

• Elder beat McNicholas 25-21, 25-13, 25-22, May 4.

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Scoring high seeds for the upcoming sectional tournament has lifted expectations for the varsity softball teams at Batavia and Williamsburg high schools. Following a 14-8 season, Batavia earned the No. 2 seed in the Division III Sectional Championships and will open with a sectional semi-final game at home against the winner of No. 4 Reading (11-8) vs. No. 8 Roger Bacon (3-11) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious, Batavia advances to the Division III sectional finals Monday, May 17, at Lakota East. “I feel like we’ve beaten some quality teams and, as always, the (Southern Buckeye Conference) is really tough this year so that was good preparation for us,” Batavia head coach Tim Morrow said. “We’ve won a lot of good games and it felt like we were the No. 2 seed.” Clermont Northeastern (18-3) is the No. 1 seed in Cincinnati’s Division III sectional. Williamsburg posted a

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Williamsburg junior Rachel Meisberger warms up before a game against Amelia High School Friday, May 7. Meisberger was 11-4 through 15 starts with a 0.37 ERA and 174 strikeouts. 15-7 record through 22 games en route to its No. 3 seed in the Division IV sectionals. Williamsburg opened tournament play Tuesday, May 11, with a game against No. 9 Seven Hills (4-8) after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Williamsburg hosts No. 6 Cincinnati Country Day (8-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, during the Division IV sectional

semi-finals. “We have our sights set on the tournament and I think we are very prepared with the schedule we’ve played,” Williamsburg head coach Rick Healey said. “Hopefully we can get past sectionals and districts and maybe even make it far enough to be knocking on the door in Columbus (for state).” Much of Williamsburg’s hopes rest on the talented

arm of junior ace Rachel Meisberger and the Lady Wildcats’ defense. Meisberger was 11-4 through 15 starts with a 0.37 ERA through 94 innings pitched. Through the same span, Meisberger was ranked No. 10 in Cincinnati across all divisions with 174 strikeouts to her credit. “If she wants to take it to the next level then I think she could definitely play in college,” Healey said of Meisberger. “She is having a great season and she is very talented.” A number of Lady Wildcats have posted solid numbers at the plate including sophomore catcher Tara Dennis (.500 average with 20 hits), senior third baseman Melanie Posey (.435 average with 20 hits), sophomore first baseman Alexa Tibbs (.396 average with 19 hits and 17 runs), sophomore Courtney Wagers (.383 average with 18 hits) and senior outfielder Lindsay Walters (.351 average with 13 hits). Meisberger was carrying a .286 average with 16 hits including a grand slam and two home runs in the past five games, Healey said. “Rachel is just crushing the ball right now,” Healey said simply. For Batavia, senior Tara Thieryoung will pitch for the Bulldogs in the tournament with her record standing at

6-4 through 10 games with a 1.64 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 81 innings pitched. Thieryoung is also an offensive standout for Batavia and has seven home runs to her credit. Thieryoung picked up 15 RBI during Batavia’s first two games this spring, Morrow said. “She is a definite threat, but a lot of people pitch around her,” Morrow said of Thieryoung. Aside from Thieryoung, sophomore Lexi Lipps has also picked up some pitching experience in 2010 with a 6-0 record, one save and a 1.79 ERA through 39 innings of work. “She has pitched extremely well and we are excited to have her coming back for the next two years,” Morrow said. Additional offensive standouts for the Lady Bulldogs include senior Sam Ison (.393 average with 24 hits, 14 RBI and 16 runs), junior Jill Crouch (.369 average with 24 hits), sophomore Andi Otten (14 RBI), senior Heather Harris (11 RBI) and senior Brittany Luginbuhl (16 runs). “It’s been a hard-working team and I will really miss the seniors next year,” Morrow said. “I’m also looking forward to next year with all of the talent we have coming up with our juniors, sophomores and freshmen.”

Amelia has biggest signing day yet By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

On May 3, Amelia High School had its largest athletic signing to date, as eight athletes signed to play collegiate athletics. Three more athletes are undecided, so the number could have been even higher. “That’s a lot more than we usually have. It’s a record here,” Amelia Athletic Director James Collins said. “That signing day was the proudest moment I’ve had during my time here.” The eight athletes, surrounded by family and coaches, attended the signing ceremony to commit to play collegiate athletics. Football players Zach McGlone, Andrew Applegate and Tyler Stiles committed to play football at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Chelsea Lang, a secondteam All-FAVC soccer player and a standout goalkeeper for the Lady Barons, committed to play soccer at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Lang lead the FAVC Cardinal in saves this fall with 107. Zachary Vestring, a first-

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Amelia High School had eight athletes sign with a college at a signign day ceremony on Monday, May 3. From left to right, top to bottom, are: Cory Clolinger (wrestling, College of Mount St. Joseph), Andrew Applegate (football, Mount St. Joseph), Tyler Stiles (football, Mount St. Joseph), Zach McGlone (football, Mount St. Joseph), Zachary Vestring (bowling, Morehead State), Caitlin Cammeresi (basketball, UC Clermont College), Chelsea Lang (soccer, Mount St. Joseph), Morgan Sperry (basketball, Ohio Northern). team All-FAVC bowler, committed to bowl at Morehead State. Vestring was second in the FAVC Cardinal in average this winter, averaging a 195.3. Cory Clolinger, the FAVC Cardinal wrestler of the year, committed to wrestle

at the College of Mount St. Joseph. Clolinger was 26-11 with 18 pins this winter. Amelia also had a pair of girls’ basketball players commit to play at the next level. Morgan Sperry, an AllFAVC first team selection,

committed to play for Ohio Northern University. Sperry led the Lady Barons in scoring this season, averaging 15.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. She also led the team in assists. Caitlin Cammeresi committed to play for UC Cler-

mont. Cammeresi averaged 6.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, good for second on the team, this season. Collins said the biggest thing he heard from people when he took over the athletic department was that the school wasn’t sending enough kids to the next level. “Last year, the coaches sent out more than 4,000 tapes to colleges and now that’s a much bigger part of the process for our coaches,” he said. Collins said he thinks events like the signing ceremony bring hope to the younger kids that they can also play at the next level if they put in the necessary hard work throughout their career. “Kids these days want to see results of hard work and now they are seeing that and seeing that the coaches are willing to help them,” Collins said. “Wins and losses are one thing, but there’s another level of dedication and seeing people promote their lives. I’m so proud of those kids. That was the proudest day I’ve had here.”

Vote for 2010 Sportsman, Sportswoman of the Year Our readers created the ballot and now it’s time to vote for the 2010 Community Journal Clermont Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Go online May 13 to www.cincinnati.com/preps and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right-hand side of

the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through June 10. Last year’s winners, in the inaugural year, were Dustin Brinson of Glen Este and Michelle Sweet of New Richmond. Both were named as the Clermont County overall winners, though this year’s award

winners will be named in each of the Community Press sports pages in Clermont County. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Jeff Elam, Batavia; Matt Luehrmann, McNicholas (Union Township resident); Andrew Nealan, New Richmond; Tanner Owens, Amelia; Dan Shep-

herd, Glen Este Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Haley Fitzpatrick, McNicholas (Batavia Township resident); Megan Flenniken, St. Ursula (New Richmond resident); Jensen Jeffries, Glen Este; Morgan Sperry, Amelia; Michelle Thomas, Glen Este; Beth Turner, Batavia; Courtney Turner, Batavia.


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the Division II sectional finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Deer Park High School. No. 7 Amelia (10-7) played No. 5 Wyoming (127) on Tuesday, May 11, after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Amelia advances to play May 13 vs. the winner of No. 12 Taylor (5-10) v. No. 3 Talawanda (12-7). The winner of that game plays May 18 in the sectional final at Deer Park. No. 11 McNicholas (6-12) played No. 9 BethelTate (7-10) on Tuesday, May 11 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, McNick would play No. 1 Mercy (16-4) on Thursday, May 13. The winner of that game plays in the sectional finals on May 18 at Lakota East.

The postseason has begun for varsity baseball and softball teams across Ohio with a number of sectional tournament games scheduled on the diamond this week. Both the softball and baseball tournaments culminate with state championships for Division I-IV teams from June 3-5 following sectionals, districts and regionals. One champion from each division in each of Ohio’s four regions will advance to the state championships in softball and baseball. Here’s a look at the schedule for the local teams:

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Division III

No. 2 Batavia (12-7) opens with a second-round home game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 4 Reading (11-8) vs. No. 8 Roger Bacon (3-11). If victorious, Batavia advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Lakota East High School.

No. 2 Glen Este (19-4) opens on Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 17 Western Brown (6-12) vs. No. 21 Princeton (2-20). If victorious, Glen Este would play in the sectional finals Monday, May 17, at Mason. No. 7 St. Ursula (12-7) opened with a first-round game against No. 23 Withrow (7-9) after Community Journal deadlines Monday, May 10. If victorious, St. Ursula (with New Richmond’s Megan Flenniken as a key player) advances to host No. 13 Oak Hills (7-13) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the sectional semi-finals. If victorious over Oak Hills, St. Ursula advances to the Division I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Mason High School.

Division IV

No. 3 Williamsburg (14-7) opened with a firstround game against No. 9 Seven Hills (4-8) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Williamsburg hosts No. 6 Cincinnati Country Day (8-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. If victorious over CCD, Williamsburg advances to the Division IV sectional finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Mason High School.

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No. 4 New Richmond (13-6) opened with a firstround game against No. 13 Mt. Healthy (3-14) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, New Richmond advances to host No. 6 Goshen (11-6) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. If victorious over Goshen, New Richmond advances to

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• McNicholas beat Amelia 12-2 in six innings, May 4. McNick’s Bobby Jubak was the winning pitcher, and Ryan Curran was 3-3, scored two doubles and had three RBI. Amelia’s Ben Hamrick hit a double. • Glen Este beat Edgewood 8-7, May 4. Glen Este’s Jake Bohannan was the winning pitcher, and Matt Jones was 2-4 and had two RBI. • Clermont Northeastern beat New Richmond 9-0, May 4.

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No. 12 Little Miami (17-3) Thursday, May 13. No. 29 Amelia (3-16) played No. 23 Western Brown (10-9) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Amelia advances to play at No. 7 Oak Hills (14-8) Thursday, May 13.

Division II

No. 2 New Richmond (13-5) opens with a second-round home game at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, against the winner of No. 6 Finneytown (12-7) vs. No. 7 Wyoming (10-12). If victorious, New Richmond advances to the Division II sectional finals at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at a site to be determined. No. 3 McNicholas (8-13) opens on Thursday, May 13, against the winner of No. 12 Norwood (712) vs. No. 11 Roger Bacon (4-14). If victorious, McNick advances to the sectional finals May 20. No. 9 Batavia (8-11) opened with a first-round game against No. 10 Indian Hill (6-17) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Batavia travels to face No. 1 Clermont Northeastern (17-5) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. If victorious over CNE, Batavia advances to the Division II sectional finals at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at a site to be determined.

Division III

No. 11 Williamsburg (5-8) opened with a firstround game against No. 5 Mariemont (6-10) after Community Journal deadlines Monday, May 10. If victorious, Williamsburg travels to face No. 3 Summit Country Day (19-5) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious over Summit, Williamsburg advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Deer Park High School.

No. 25 Glen Este (5-15) played No. 17 St. Xavier (9-9) Tuesday, May 11 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Glen Este advances to play

BRIEFLY • McNicholas beat Purcell Marian 14-0 in five innings, May 5. McNick’s winning pitcher was Ryan Haynes, and Craig Hyson was 2-3, hit a double and had two RBI. • Amelia beat Bethel-Tate 9-2, May 5. Amelia’s winning pitcher was Sammy Baynori pitched 10 strikeouts, and Justin Andler was 2-5 and had three RBI. • Goshen beat Williamsburg 15-4 in five innings, May 5. Williamsburg’s Jackson was 2-3 and hit a double. • Madeira beat Glen Este 7-4, May 6. Glen Este’s Ryan Fuller hit a triple. • McNicholas beat Bishop Brossart 12-1, May 6. McNicholas’ Andrew Lamping was the winning pitcher, and Zach Jubak was 3-3, scored a homerun and had three RBI. • New Richmond beat Bethel-Tate 8-4, May 6. New Richmond’s winning pitcher was Steve Binder, and Danny Scholz was 2-4 and had two RBI. • Ross beat Batavia 7-2, May 6. Batavia’s Austin Lenhardt was 2-3. ShopLocal has great deals on everything from chairs to tires. Your one-stop-shop for the best deals on millions of products, from hundreds of online retailers and your favorite local stores.

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• McNicholas beat Badin 1-0, May 4. McNick’s Abby Jones pitched 10 strikeouts, and Lydia Wall hit a double. • Clermont Northeastern beat New Richmond 8-0, May 4. • Amelia beat New Richmond 5-3, May 5. Amelia’s Kala Zeigelmeier pitched seven strikeouts, and Jordan Kaiser was 2-2, hit a double and a triple and had two RBI. New Richmond’s Long was 3-4. • Batavia beat East Clinton 10-0 in five innings, May 5. Batavia’s winning pitcher was Tara Thieryoung, and was 3-4 at bat, hit two doubles and had two RBI. • McNicholas beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 18-2 in five innings, May 5. McNick’s winning pitcher was Abby Jones, and Hannah Schoolfield was 3-4, hit a triple and had three RBI. • Clermont Northeastern beat Amelia 2-1, May 6. Amelia’s Shelby Engle hit a double. • Glen Este beat St. Ursula 17-0 in five innings, May 6. Glen Este’s Kierstin Gregory pitched five strikeouts, and Kristen Wooten scored three runs. • McNicholas beat Fenwick 4-1, May 6. McNick’s Abby Jones was the winning pitcher, and Haley Mehring was 2-3 and hit a double.

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• New Richmond beat Bethel-Tate 3-2, May 4. New Richmond’s Martin beat Schaljo 4-6, 6-1, 6-4; LytleGoocey beat Hess- Ausman 6-4, 6-2; Kramer- Reid beat H. Houchin- J, Houchin 6-2, 6-2. • Amelia placed sixth in the FAVC Cardinal Division Tournament, May 5. • New Richmond beat Miami Valley Christian Academy 3-2, May 5. New Richmond’s Raver beat Viator 6-3, 6-2; Kramer-Reid beat ChigelSchacht 6-4, 6-1; DooleyAnderson beat Philpot-Eihassan 6-3, 6-1. • Norwood beat Glen Este 3-2, May 6. Glen Este’s Tyler Benton and Jimmy McDonough beat Owens and Ream

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6-0, 6-1; Seth Eversole and Josh Rettig beat Ho and Cox 6-1, 6-2. Glen Este falls to 5-9 with the loss. • Batavia beat Amelia 4-1, May 6. Batavia’s Moles beat Nick Caradelli 6-3, 6-0; Bowling beat Brennan Horine 6-1, 6-1; Bradburn and Heist beat Massey Pierce and Claire Schweinhart 6-2, 7-6; Goodspeed and Smith beat Jake Huth and Chris Lau 6-1, 6-4. Amelia’s Cameron Nelson beat Sisodia 6-3, 6-3. • New Richmond beat Western Brown 3-2, May 6. New Richmond’s Martin beat Robinson 6-4, 6-2; Lytle and Goocey beat Howard and Rhymoer 6-0, 6-0; Kramer and Reid beat Mitchell and Creech 6-2, 6-2. New Richmond advances to 14-4 with the win. • Glen Este placed sixth in the FAVC Buckeye Division tennis tournament championships, May 6.

Coach gets new ’do

Clermont Crew Head Coach Tony Geara is sporting a new look after his rowers won multiple medals at the Oak Ridge Dogwood Invitational Regatta, the last weekend of April. “I promised the rowers that I would shave my head if they won a medal in one of the sweep races – they won two races,” says Geara. “So we had a head shaving party after practice Monday.” The Clermont Crew’s Boys Novice 8+ boat won a Silver medal in their race, and the Boys Lightweight Novice 4+ boat brought home a Bronze medal. The Clermont Crew girls’ boats competed well in the sweep events, but excelled in the sculling events. (In rowing, sweeping means one oar per rower and sculling is two oars for each rower). The girls won four medals, two silver and two bronze. The Clermont Crew girls won second place in the Girls 1x Single and Girls 4x Quad, and third place in the Quad and Girls 2x Doubles. The Oak Ridge regatta yielded the best results for the Clermont rowers so far in the 2010 Spring season, and the coach is pleased with their progress. “Both the boys and the girls are rowing better and faster every day. That bodes well for the remaining competitions,” Geara said. The Clermont Crew will be holding a Quarter Auction at 7 p.m., May 18, in the St. Bernadette School cafeteria.

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Is wind power a viable solution to our dependence on oil? Why or why not? “Yes, wind is a viable solution to our dependence on oil, but not by itself. “Wind along with solar, the harnessing of coastline waves and tides, biofuels, new non-polluting clean coal technology (the U.S.A. is the Saudi Arabia of coal) and a new generation of nuclear power would create a mix of cleaner, sustainable and home gown energy completely eliminating our dependence on oil.” R.O.S. “That is a very difficult for the average person to answer, because it would require a lot of very specialized knowledge and statistics. However, having made that disclaimer, I would say that I have noticed a number of wind farms in operation, and one huge windmill is even visible from I-275 heading northeast near the Milford exit. Someone thinks they are practical, or they wouldn’t be using them. I suspect that if we built and employed a large number of them, it would make a difference in our oil consumption. But I also suspect that there are people who would be upset with the appearance of these devices, and would object. As for me, I say ‘Why not?’” B.B. “Absolutely! We should immediately set up a battery of windmills just outside of each of our statehouses and Congress. The volume of hot air generated should make us energy independent in no time.” T.H. “I think wind power is something to be considered as a way to reduce slightly our dependence on oil. However, in most locations wind is not suitable as the only source of power – it simply fills in the gaps left by other power sources. In countries that use wind power it ties into the electric power system and has been heavily subsidized by the government.” K.S. “No! Let’s see: People like the Kennedys say wind power is great, they just don’t want the ugly turbines anywhere near their ‘compounds,’ loud, does more than minor damage to migrating birds, storage of the produced energy is still a big issue, wind not that ‘abundant’ everywhere and how do I pump that wind power into my SUV?” L.D. “Wind power is just one source to decrease the energy dollars from going out of the country. It might supply, eventually, a single digit percentage of the total. “All is important, but the quickest and surest way of reducing energy costs (to both dollars and environment) is conservation. California has grown tremendously since the mid-70s but energy use never grew. This was almost entirely due to conservation. There is a partnership between the state and the utilities. This should be the focus nationally.” J.Z.

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Visit with grace, mercy

It’s been a long and gloomy winter. We can see summer is on its way because spring is here. In the darkness of winter, now and then there is a bright place. I have found a bright place right in the middle of Amelia. It’s a thrift store, it’s a food pantry, it’s a soup kitchen, it’s a place full of kindness. It’s called Grace and Mercy. It’s the proper name, for that’s what happens there. The items and clothing for sale are priced very low. Many times just a donation will do. The very needy pay nothing. Nearly 100 hot meals are served Monday through Friday. More than this, it’s a place of fellowship and socializing. There is no high volume of advertising, there are no high paid executives. There are smiling faces and helpful hands. Donations are always needed. Visitors are always welcome. If you are ever in Amelia, please come to the Grace and

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The Literacy Council held a Spring Auction and Skyline Dinner April 20. The council strives to improve the reading abilities of adults who have struggled all their lives with the written word. Numerous individuals volunteered tireless hours to make the event successful. Folks from the community poured forth with items to auction, board members rolled up their sleeves and assisted with pre- and post-auction duties, the auctioneers donated their talents, the Milford Community firefighters lent us their hall and peo-

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address, cell and home phone numbers so we may verify your letter or guest column. Letters may be no more than 200 words and columns must be 500 words or less. Please include a color headshot with guest columns. All submissions will be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. ple from Camp Allyn collectively helped us ready the large space. In particular, I highlight Keith Burkhart and thank him for our nourishment that evening. Keith and his crew from Milford Skyline Chili graciously provided a meal of coneys, chili and spaghetti plus supplied drinks and paper products. On behalf of adults who are improving their lives every day through the power of reading, thank you Keith and Milford Skyline for your support. To everyone

Deadline is noon Friday. E-mail: clermont@community press.com. Fax: 248-1938. U.S. mail: The Community Journal, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Community Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. who contributed to our Spring Auction by attending and/or volunteering a huge heartfelt thank you. May you all get an opportunity to put up your feet soon and snuggle in with a great book. For more literacy information, contact Joy Brown at 943-3742. Susan M. Vilardo Executive Director Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties 756 Old Ohio 74 Union Township

General Grant was a good president I love Ronald Reagan. I was his Clermont County campaign chair in 1984, but I just can’t support Rep. Patrick McHenry’s proposal to replace U.S. Grant’s image on the $50 bill with that of the Gipper. Despite the fact that McHenry’s proposal has no chance in a Democratic Congress bent on dismantling Reagan’s political legacy, it does give us an opportunity to take another look at Clermont’s favorite son. At the end of the Civil War, Grant was seen as the Union’s savior – the greatest fighting man of the age. While loved in the North, he was widely respected in the South because of his respectful treatment of General Robert E. Lee and his men. Throughout most of the 20th century, however, he was demonized as a drunken butcher. Grant’s reputation as a soldier has been refurbished. Historians note that he had the talents of a great commander. He was unflappable. He had the “power of the glance,” immediately sizing up a

situation, and had a good sense of logistics. But it was his strategic vision, seeing war as a series of interconnected campaigns Gary Knepp rather than one Community great battle, that Press Guest earned him the of the first Columnist title modern general. Grant is traditionally labeled as a failed president because of the scandals that rocked his administration. So pervasive was the corruption, that the press called it “Grantism.” The worst scandal actually started in the Johnson administration, but broke in his. Full investigations were conducted. Though one cabinet officer was convicted for taking kickbacks, the president wasn’t personally tainted. A closer examination of the record reveals several impressive accomplishments. The currency

It was in the area of civil rights that Grant shined. He strongly supported the 15th Amendment, giving black men the right to vote, because it was the best guarantor of black civil rights. was stabilized by returning to the gold standard. A simmering war time dispute was resolved with Great Britain, opening an era of goodwill that continues today. A progressive Indian policy was initiated. But it was in the area of civil rights that Grant shined. He strongly supported the 15th Amendment, giving black men the right to vote, because it was the best guarantor of black civil rights. The president decried the growing violence perpetrated by the KKK and its allies, calling it a “grand system of criminal associations” designed to reduce the freedman to virtual slavery. Grant called upon Congress to pass leg-

islation giving him the authority to fight a war against terror. Using the army and the federal courts, which sentenced dozens of klansman to prison, he broke the back of the terrorist insurgency. The American people loved U.S. Grant; a fact that confounded the pundits of the day. Grant was physically unimpressive. He was not a great orator – in fact he rarely spoke in public. What possible hold did he have over the American people, they wondered? Walt Whitman, America’s poet, understood. Americans, he wrote, saw themselves in Grant – a common man who rose above his station to accomplish great things. This is a lesson we should share with Rep. McHenry and the rest of the nation as we prepare to celebrate Grant’s 188th birthday April 27. Gary Knepp is an attorney with an office in Batavia and teaches American history at UC Clermont. He and his wife, Hilda, and daughter, Mariah, live in Milford.

Where did your kids learn to drive? Did you see Stephanie talking on her cell phone while driving down Main Street ? Did you hear Tyler got his second speeding ticket and he’s only had his license three months? Even though these are fictitious situations, they do exist. The good news is we can do something to help teen drivers. There are many things parents can do to lessen their child’s chance of having a crash or making a bad choice while driving. Our responsibility as parents of teen drivers doesn’t just start the day they begin driving. Teens learn to drive mostly from their parents, with influence from the driver’s education system. As summer approaches and teens look forward to outings with their friends, know that what you do as a parent with your teen in relation to driving can make a difference. In some cases it can be the difference between life and

death – or life and disability. This information is from the National Young Driver Survey conducted by The Children’s Hospital of Martha P h i l a d e l p h i a Enriquez ( C H O P ) Community Research Instiand sponPress guest tute sored by State columnist Farm Insurance. This is a new study of what a national sample of 5,665 teens in grades 9 to 11 thought about how parenting styles’ effects their driving. The researchers looked at the relationship between parenting style, various risky driving behaviors and the likelihood of teen crashes. “Parenting style” is the balance between support and control.

The permissive parent has a lot of support for his/her teen, but doesn’t make a lot of rules and trusts instead of monitors. The uninvolved parent rarely sets rules, doesn’t monitor his/her teen and offers little emotional support. The authoritarian parent sets lots of rules and monitors his/her teen with eagle eyes, but does not offer much support. The authoritative parent sets rules, does a lot of monitoring and gives a lot of emotional support. Setting clear rules is a must. CHOP recommends: Always use seat belts for driver and all passengers. Do not use cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. Do not drive while impaired or ride with an impaired driver. Do not ride with an unlicensed or inexperienced driver. If you have a new teen driver you should add these rules: No peer passengers, nighttime driv-

ing, high-speed roads or driving in bad weather. You control the keys. It was clear from the survey teens who are the main drivers of a vehicle are more than twice as likely to be in a crash as those teens who share a vehicle. Teen crashes happen for a variety of reasons, but parents can help prevent a number of those reasons. Drive safely yourself so your child has a good example to follow. Teens learn to drive directly from the way they have been driven their entire life. Wear your belt, don’t tailgate, and slow down. To see the complete report on the National Young Driver Survey, go to www.research. chop.edu/programs/youngdriver/d ocs/NYDS_Report2.pdf. Martha Enriquez is the coordinator of Clermont County Safe Communities, a program of the Clermont County Health District. For more information, contact Enriquez at 735-8409 or e-mail menriquez@co.clermont.oh.us

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New Richmond High School students , Cody Smith, Taylor McCollom and Amanda Schmidt enjoy the dance.

Brandi Riley, Kelsie Long and Cinda Verdin take a break from dancing.

It was ‘A Year to Remember’ at the New Richmond prom

Jennifer Oetzel and Gregory Forsee make a fashion statement on the dance floor.

New Richmond High School students danced the night away May 1 at the Cincinnati Museum Center at their annual prom. The dance’s theme was A Year to Remember and seniors John Berwanger and Desiree Planck were crowned king and queen. Nominees for king were Cody Smith, Michael Skaggs, Kevin Hamilton, Brian Mazzaro, Will Shoemaker, Mitch Kramer and Andrew Case. Nominees for queen were Hope Bowman, Emily Hanna, Megan Landers, Holly Loreaux, Allie O’Brien, Briana Rose and Noelle Schickling.

Savannah Glenn didn’t let a broken leg stop her from enjoying the dance with her date, Brian Mazzaro.

New Richmond High School students Jesse Garrett, Emily Swisher, Catherine Reed, Will Shoemaker and Libby Tremper.

New Richmond High School students Stephanie Chaney, Corey Altman, Tiffani Paynter and Mason Spurlock.

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Emily Martin, Kaylnn Dunham, Chris Fields and Ryan Jones danced the night away at the Cincinnati Museum Center.


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From left: A 1942 North American Aviation AT-6D Texan, a Grumman TBA-3 Avenger, a B25 Mitchell and a North American P-51D Mustang are on display at the Tri-State Warbird Museum at the Clermont County Airport.

Warbird Museum volunteers help students understand World War II By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com KELLIE GEIST/STAFF

Rhonda and Melvin Royster, of Amelia, opened Woe is Me barbecue restaurant last October with the help of their daughter Stella. In addition to cable TV and free WiFi, the restaurant also has a variety of classic games customers can play.

Woe is Me: Where BBQ meets soul food By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

When Rhonda Royster and her husband Melvin both lost their jobs in the automotive industry, they decided to turn a family barbecue sauce recipe into a business. “You know that old saying, ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?’ Well, life gave us vinegar, and we made barbecue sauce,” Rhonda said. Rhonda, Melvin and their 7-year-old daughter Stella opened Woe is Me in Eastgate on Halloween last year. The idea to open a restaurant started with the sauce, which Melvin basedon his North Carolina recipe. “My husband is a fabulous cook and everyone loves the barbecue sauce,” Rhonda said. “The plan was that we would retire and then piddle around with a restaurant.” But that plan was placed on the front burner when Melvin and Rhonda found themselves unemployed. Melvin found another job, but Rhonda decided she wanted to spend her entire severance on a concessions trailer to sell barbecue. After some convincing, Melvin agreed. Rhonda, who lives in Amelia, spent the summer months selling the barbecue at local fairs, festivals and Findlay Market. “I listed my cell phone number on my card at the concession trailer in case anyone wanted to call about catering. Instead I had people calling to make reservations. They were surprised when I told them we didn’t have restaurant,” Rhonda said. In October, after setting the concessions trailer in the parking lot of the Kennedy’s Landing plaza off Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Melvin and Rhonda decided to

Woe is Me

• Location: 960 Kennedy’s Landing near Glen EsteWithamsville Road in Union Township. • Phone: 843-6570 • Website: www.woeisme food.com Woe is Me also features free wireless Internet and has a public Facebook page. • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. move into the plaza. Now their home cooking is available for lunch, dinner, take-out and catering. Since they opened at 960 Kennedy’s Landing, business has grown steadily. Regular customers come in to try Woe is Me’s pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs, all of which are marinated and slow cooked. For the side dishes, Woe is Me offers seven-cheese macaroni and cheese, spicy baked beans and sweet pepper slaw to name a few. “This is the food grandma used to make. People ask why we don’t have French fries and, you know, I don’t remember my grandmother ever making French fries,” Rhonda said. “This is a special place for us and the food is good for the soul.” Stella, who is a regular staple at the restaurant, said it’s the made-from-scratch food and that family atmosphere that makes Woe is Me so special. “The food is really good and it’s just a nice place to come to sit and eat,” said Stella, who sometimes runs the cash register. “It feels like you’re back home when you eat the food.” Stella also makes sure the restaurant has tart Key Lime Pie available for dessert every day.

In a hour and a half, a high school student can watch a video about the importance of the Air Force in World War II. But for those who would rather touch a B-25 Mitchell bomber or a P51 Mustang, that hour and a half can be spent on a free field trip to the TriState Warbird Museum. The Tri-State Warbird Museum, which is funded entirely by corporate sponsors and friends of the museum, opened in 2005. The museum has 10 World War II planes, seven of which can be flown. STAFF When students visit the museum The Tri-State Warbird Museum, at the Clermont County Airport, offers free field trips to school groups. for field trips, volunteers will take them through the museum and show when we drop the atomic bombs on them a video (shot at the museum and Japan,” Raabe said. Want to visit narrated by Neil Armstrong.) A veterMuseum President Paul Redlich, on your own? an will then talk to the students about who works to help restore and rebuild his experience in the Air Force and the planes and is a pilot, said the expeThe Tri-State Warbird Museum, 4021 World War II, said Rick Raabe, the Borman Drive, is open to the public two rience students will get on a field trip education coordinator for the museum. days per week – from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. helps their understanding of American The field trips are free and the Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. history. museum will reimburse the schools for Saturdays. General admission is $12 or $7 “Students don’t get enough detail travel expenses, he said. The museum for veterans and students. Admission for in the classroom; we’re giving them a World War II veterans is free. is at 4021 Borman Drive near the Clerbroader perspective. When they come For more information about the museum mont County Airport. here, they get to be up close and peror about becoming a sponsor or member, Raabe, a part-time professor at sonal with these machines,” Redlich contact the museum at 735-4500 or visit Northern Kentucky University and a said. “It’s great.” online at www.tri-statewarbirdmuseum.com. former American history teacher at Raabe said that although the museDixie Heights High School, said the um staff sends letters to all of the field trips give students a new look at brought my students.” schools in the area, not many teachers Raabe said it’s important for stu- bring their students in for field trips. World War II and the importance of dents to learn specifically about the That’s something Raabe hopes will the Air Force. “It’s fascinating to see what made Air Force in World War II because of change this year. history. It’s one thing to read about the way it shaped all subsequent con“This is a classroom of airplanes this in a book, but when they can see flicts. and veterans. Teachers can only do so “World War II is the first time air much in the classroom. We’re a and touch the planes and hear from the veterans, it adds to their under- power really plays a role. Air power resource for them,” he said. standing of the war,” Raabe said. “If gets us in the war with the bombing of For more information about sched(the museum) was here when I was Pearl Harbor, it’s how we proceed uling a field trip, call the museum at teaching high school, I would have through the war, and it ends the war 735-4500.

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The Clermont Inn Players are presenting “Murder on the Oriental Rug” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. It is an interactive satire of Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with a twist. It includes dinner. Cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play continues through May 29. Call 732-2174 or visit www.clermontinn.dine.com.

Learn to express the essence of landscape with shapes, values, color and lost and found edges. It includes demonstrations by artist M.K. Hurley in oil and pastel, personal assistance and informal critique at end of each day. The cost is $375. Registration is required. Call 684-0433.

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Frames-of-Mind is hosting a landscape workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Frames-of-Mind, 206 Front St., New Richmond. The class continues daily through Sunday, May 16.

The Clermont County Genealogical Society is hosting genealogy classes 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St., Batavia. The class is for anyone

interested in learning about researching family history or interested in improving their research methods. With Adele Blanton and members of the Clermont County Genealogical Society. The event is free. Call 7233423 or visit www.rootsweb. com/~ohclecgs/.

Jam on the river

The River Jam is from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at Festival Park, 1020 Front St., New Richmond. It is an all-day jam, hiphop and rock music festival.

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Food is available. Ages 21 and up can bring their own alcoholic beverages, but no glass bottles. It is open to all ages. The cost is $50, $40 in advance. For details, visit www.cincyticket.com or www. theriverjam.com.

Christian artists

Faith Chapel Ministries is hosting The Pfeifers at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16, at Faith Chapel Ministries, 217 W. Plane St., Bethel. It is a musical worship service with the Christian recording artists. Call 734-3564.


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CIVIC National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Clermont County Meeting, 6:45 p.m. Dr. Pacita David gives presentation about the challenges of maintaining physical wellness while living with mental illness . Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B. 732-5419. Batavia. Miami Township Tea Party Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. Trustee’s Room. Group of citizens concerned with direction of government at all levels. Family friendly. Free. 3004253; podioso@yahoo.com. Miami Township. HEALTH / WELLNESS

Hot Flashes, Cold Drinks, 6:30 p.m. Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive. Learn about menopause, its symptoms and treatments. With guest speaker Rocco Rossi, M.D. specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology on staff at Mercy Hospital Anderson. Free. Registration required. 624-1260, ksborchers@health-partners.org. Milford.

KARAOKE

Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. 752-0700. Union Township.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

Drop-in Flip Flop Design, 2 p.m. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Tweens and teens can drop in after school to decorate flip flops. Participants are encouraged to bring their own pair. Limited pairs will be available. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Baby Time, 10:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Interactive story time with parent. Tickle time, lullaby rhymes, songs and short stories to introduce your child to literature. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

SHOPPING

Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Used fiction and nonfiction books and audio/visual materials for adults, teens and children. Benefits Goshen Branch Library. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. Through May 15. 722-1221. Goshen. F R I D A Y, M A Y 1 4

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Landscape Workshop, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily through May 16. Frames-of-Mind, 206 Front St. Learn to express essence of landscape with shapes, values, color and lost and found edges. Includes demonstrations by artist M.K. Hurley in oil and pastel, personal assistance and informal critique at end of each day. $375. Registration required. 684-0433. New Richmond.

ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Clermont County Family and Children First Council Meeting, 10 a.m. Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 1088 Wasserman Way. Suite B, Conference room. Presented by Clermont County Family and Children First. 732-5400. Batavia.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

La Boheme Redux, 7:30 p.m. Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road. Cincinnati Opera performs the 50minute version of the Puccini masterpiece, sung in English. $10, $5 12 and under. 2318634. Anderson Township.

The River Jam, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Festival Park, 1020 Front St. All-day jam, hip-hop and rock music festival. Food available. Ages 21 and up can bring own alcoholic beverages; no glass bottles. All ages. $50, $40 advance. Presented by The River Jam. www.cincyticket.com; www.theriverjam.com. New Richmond.

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NATURE

ON STAGE - OPERA

Murder on the Oriental Rug, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Interactive satire of Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with a twist. Includes dinner. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Clermont Inn Players. Through May 29. 732-2174; www.clermontinn.dine.com. Batavia.

RECREATION

Golf Scramble, 1:30 p.m. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 E. Legendary Run Drive. Includes lunch, contests, prizes, gifts, silent auction, raffle and dinner. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Division of Asthma. $125; $20 dinner only. Reservations required. Presented by Kindervelt #18. 624-9355. Pierce Township. Friday Night Racing, 4:30 p.m. Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road. Quartermile dirt oval racing. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. $13$15, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937-444-6215; www.molerracewaypark.com. Williamsburg.

SHOPPING

Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 722-1221. Goshen. Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 5657 Pleasant View Drive. Clothing and household items. Presented by Christ Presbyterian. 831-9100. Milford. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 5

ART EXHIBITS

Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

EDUCATION

Genealogy Classes, 1 p.m. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. For anyone interested in learning about researching family history or interested in improving their research methods. With Adele Blanton and members of the Clermont County Genealogical Society. Free. Presented by Clermont County Genealogical Society. 723-3423; http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohclecgs/. Batavia.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Yoga for Women and Girls: A Rites of Passage Series Gathering, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Ages 11 and up. Learn simple meditative techniques to calm your mind and some postures that mothers and daughters can do together. $40 intergenerational pair, $25. Reservations required. 6832340. Loveland.

HAPPY HOURS

Happy Hour, 8 p.m. Toot’s Restaurant, 6979100. Loveland.

Perimeter Hike, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Walk with Executive Director Bill Hopple starts and ends at Visitor Center. Moderate terrain. Distance is 7.5 miles with additional 1.5 mile option. Bring lunch and water bottle. No dogs. Ages 12 and up. $5, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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PROVIDED.

The Clermont Inn Players are presenting “Murder on the Oriental Rug” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 14, at the Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. It is an interactive satire of Agatha Christie-style murder mystery with a twist. It includes dinner. The cost is $30. Reservations are required. The play continues through May 29. Call 732-2174 or visit www.clermontinn.dine.com. From left are Dan Biron, Becky Coots, Sheila Mudd Baker, Larry Behymer and Renee Maria. S U N D A Y, M A Y 1 6

Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. “What Happens in Vegas.” Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road. $33.50. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Aug. 21. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. Murder on the Oriental Rug, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, $30. Reservations required. 7322174; www.clermontinn.dine.com. Batavia.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

PUBLIC HOURS

PUBLIC HOURS

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

RECREATION

A Reading by Appalachian Poets, 2 p.m. The Poetry Workshop, by donation, is at 3:30 p.m. Bring five copies on up to three poems. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Poets George Ella Lyon and Frank X Walker read their works. $15. Registration required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Sporty’s Fly-In, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport, 2001 Sportys Drive. Industry exhibits, educational seminars, tours and more. Rain or shine. Free. 735-9500; www.sportys.com/flyin. Batavia Township.

The Pfeifers, 10:30 a.m. Faith Chapel Ministries, 217 W. Plane St. Musical worship service with Christian recording artists. 7343564. Bethel.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

Motorcycle Blessing, noon, Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Motorcyclists and families are invited to informal service ending in prayer for each cyclist, short ride and cookout. Bake sale to benefit Clough Youth Group’s summer mission trip. Rain date: noon May 16. 2314301. Anderson Township.

SHOPPING

Used Book Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Goshen Branch Library, 722-1221. Goshen. Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Nature Shop. Includes books with nature, science and wildlife themes for elementary school-age children. Non-members pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Christ Presbyterian Church, 831-9100. Milford.

SHOPPING

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EXERCISE CLASSES

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

GARDEN CLUBS

Log Cabin Herb Society Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hartman House Log Cabin, 5272 Aber Road. Society encourages the knowledge and use of herbs by providing a monthly educational program. Guests are welcome. 768-6137. Jackson Township.

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DANCE CLASSES Frontier Squares Square Dance Classes, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. American Legion Hall Milford, 111 Race St. No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Milford. LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Family Reading Book Club, 5:30 p.m. “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Parents are encouraged to read with their elementary age children. Free. Registration required. 553-0570; www.clermontlibrary.org. New Richmond.

SHOPPING

Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township. Quarter Auction, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. St Bernadette School, 1479 Locust Lake Road. Cafeteria. Items from Avon, Donna Sharp Handbags, LiaSophia, Longaberger, Pampered Chef and more. Refreshments available. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Benefits Clermont High School Crew. Free. 319-0529; www.clermontcrew.net. Amelia. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 9

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A Catered Affair, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Eastgate, 4501 Eastgate Blvd. Cold readings from script. Bring schedule of conflicts. Production dates: Aug. 20-28.Through May 24. 623-3589. Union Township.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Friendly Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Friendship Lutheran Church, $5. 310-5600; www.zumbawithrobin.webs.com. Pierce Township.

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

HOME & GARDEN

Grow Your Own, 7 p.m. Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway St. Learn to create your own edible garden with herbs and veggies. Free. Registration required. 677-4040. Loveland.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St. Ages 18 months-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580. Amelia. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 5281744. Union Township. Preschool Story Time, 11:30 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Learn about a different sense every week. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS Bookends Book Club, 1 p.m. “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” by Jeannette Walls. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Book discussion group. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 5530570; www.clermontlibrary.org. New Richmond. Bethel Book Discussion Group, 1 p.m. “The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller” by Jeffery Deaver. Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel.

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Family Fun Time, 7 p.m. Library Safari. Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Stories, crafts, hands-on activities and play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 722-1221. Goshen.

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Walk-in Wii Night, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Big Brain Academy, Mariokart and Guitar Hero. Ages 1-12. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond. PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Zoo Babies shows off its newest additions through May 31, including a bongo, bonobo (pictured,) white handed gibbon, sand kittens, manatee and more. On Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, Curious George sings, dances and plays games at the Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney visits for a Super-Dee-Duper Sing-Along Saturday, May 22. The zoo is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14; $9, ages 2-12; free, under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.

SHOPPING

Scholastic Book Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Nonmembers pay daily admission; free for members. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org. Union Township.

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The Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory, Butterflies of Japan, moves into its second phase, with “Tanabata” from Wednesday, May 12, through June 1. The final, and third phase is “Otsukimi,” which runs June 2-20. Each distant time frame celebrates the arrival of a butterfly and a new floral exhibit that mimics a change of seasons. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the show is $6; $5, seniors; $4, under 17; free, ages 4 and under. Family packs, $20; unlimited admission pin, $10. Visit www.butterflyshow.com or call 513-421-5707.


Life

Community Journal

May 12, 2010

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Some interesting observations about marriage, divorce cut and run when the going gets tough. Realists decide to abstain from the excesses of romance and settle for practical, ‘mature’ (slightly gray) relationships. 2. “If one has not in fact of these responsgrown in the course of a Father Lou Each es retards growth into marriage, it has been a Guntzelman the fullness of love… It dreadful disaster. Mere longevity in a marriage is Perspectives is when we enter the zone of enchantment not necessarily something to celebrate, for the question is what for the second time that we dishappened to those individuals cover that love has the power to along the way?” James Hollis, Ph. dispel despair and open us to hope.” Sam Keen “ To Love and D., “The Eden Project,” page 44. Be Loved” pages 214-215. 3. “In the disappointment and 4. Statistics show that more disillusionment that follows our first fall into and out of love, the second marriages break up than three most common responses are first ones. They show that 45 perpessimism, romanticism, and real- cent of first marriages, 60 percent ism. Pessimists decide that love is of second marriages, and 75 peran illusion and protect themselves cent of third marriages don’t make against further disappointment by it these days. avoiding intimacy. Romantics 5. “We all have a tendency to make a habit of falling in love but

1. Seventy percent of those involved in a divorce have a lover at the time of the breakup. But only 15 percent of them marry that lover.

reproduce our miseries with extraordinary consistency. In love relations, we approach each new relationship as an antidote to the problems of the last one, and, with daunting regularity, each new relationship turns out to be a new version of the old.” So claims psychoanalyst Stephen Mitchell in “Can Love Last?” 6. In Belinda Luscombe’s “Time” magazine column (May 3, 2010) she discusses serial marriers. She facetiously wonders why people who are so bad at mating for life, e.g. Larry King, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mickey Rooney, etc., keep pairing up. “It’s not that they want to get divorced, or hate marriage. It’s that they like it too much, even though it’s not good for them. So, perhaps applications for, say, a fifth marriage license should be required to get therapy.” 7. “By having two lovers one

can drastically reduce one’s commitment to a relationship that one would not be able to bear in its totality. When one feels the need to deceive the beloved, this implies a lack of integration of the shadow.” Aldo Carotenuto “Eros And Pathos.” 8. Are wedding vows taken seriously, or should they be reworded: Though celebrities claim to fall in and out of love within months or a few years, and others follow their example, it’s legitimate to ask if such people actually loved each other in the first place. Viktor Frankl, M.D., writes, “The moment we experience true love, we experience it as valid forever, like a truth which we recognize as an ‘eternal truth.’ It is impossible to envision loving ‘for awhile.’” (A good argument for commitment.) 9. British philosopher Susan Mendess exposed the absurdity of

an intended short-term period of love in marriage by saying, “It is bizarre to respond to ‘Wilt thou love her, comfort her, and keep her?” with: “Well, I’ll try!” 10. “I think one of the problems in marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long romantic love affair and it isn’t. Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You can’t just dictate.” Author and world mythologist Joseph Campbell in “This Business of the Gods,” page 78. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Whether buying or selling – beware of fakes How genuine is the jewelry sold on eBay and other online auction sites? A few years ago, Tiffany & Co. found nearly three quarters of items sold on eBay as “Tiffany Jewelry” were counterfeit. Tiffany sued eBay but lost because the court said eBay is not the seller. Now Tiffany goes after the sellers themselves. That’s what Anita Holmes has learned. She said she bought earrings from a friend whose husband had bought them for

came in, the box that said “Tiffany” and the bag that also said “Tiffany.” She posted the picture on eBay, offered it for sale, and immediately received an email saying they don’t look like real Tiffany items. Holmes said she immediately closed the auction – but it was too late. She received e-mails from both eBay and the lawyers for Tiffany & Co. Then she got a letter from Tiffany’s attorneys showing they meant business. “They wanted me to

her. “I liked the earrings but they were selling on eBay for around $120 and Howard Ain I could Hey Howard! have used the money more than I could the earrings,” she said. “So, I decided maybe the earrings could go to somebody else.” Holmes took a picture of the earrings, the pouch they

send them the earrings. They wanted the name of the person that had sold them to me, and they wanted $475 for damages,” she said. After calling the lawyer’s office, Holmes said, “They say it’s phony. I asked her how she knew. I’m not trying to be smart about it, I just wondered because I didn’t know. She said they know their merchandise.” Tiffany & Co. said such counterfeiting dilutes the value of its products so it’s trying to stop it as soon as it

spots these fakes. Holmes says she’s learned a big lesson. “I won’t sell on eBay anymore; it’s just not worth the worrying about this happening again. It scared me,” she said. Just to be sure, I asked Holmes to take the earrings to the Tiffany store in downtown Cincinnati. She did, and said she learned the handles on her “Tiffany” bag are different from the real thing. There’s a different size box inside, and the pouch is also differ-

ent, among other things. Holmes said she was told they were all good fakes. Holmes said she’s now sent the items to Tiffany & Co.’s lawyer along with a check for $475 for the trademark violation. Bottom line, beware of counterfeits – whether buying or selling on the Internet. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Community Journal

Life

May 12, 2010

Healthy way to prepare fish, ‘chips’

I got a bonus of sorts when I stopped at Keegan’s Seafood on Salem Avenue in Mount Washington for my fresh seafood “fix.” Outside the store was the cutest little couple selling produce, herbs and veggie plants. Mr. and Mrs. Klug come f r o m Fayettville and grow the prod u c e t h e m Rita selves. I Heikenfeld bought Rita’s kitchen some heirloom yellow tomato plants, a rhubarb plant, and some beautiful purple basil. They are there a couple times a week, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to see Tom Keegan and these truck farmers. All throughout our Community Press and Recorder areas there are these kinds of folks who are independents trying to make a living doing something they love. You’ll find them outside places like Tom’s, at roadside stands, Findlay Market, or in the parking lots at

shopping malls. Anytime you can support our independent grocers and farmers, I hope you do so.

Parmesan mixed together 2 teaspoons garlic powder or to taste Olive oil, salt and pepper

Seafood tips from Tom Keegan

“Oil the fish, not the pan,” he says. Tom brushes oil on the fish for a healthier, tastier dish. He also says simple is better. “When you have a quality piece of seafood, you don’t need to do much other than sauté it simply in some olive oil and/or butter with your favorite seasonings.”

Pan-seared salmon with herbs

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Simple pan-seared salmon with dill and lemon herbs. of salmon which has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook until done, turning once. Sprinkle with fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Oven-fried french fries

Usually I oil the fish, not the pan, but in this case, I put the olive oil directly in the pan since I have aromatics with it. Here’s how I do it: Film a pan with olive oil and cook a large, peeled, smashed clove of garlic in it until it turns golden. If you have a few sprigs of lemon grass, toss them in too and saute along with the salmon. Remove garlic and lemon grass and add a piece

For Mandy Roberts, who wanted healthier french fries with lots of flavor. You need to precook the potatoes first so they’ll bake up crisp without a long time in the oven. If you want, add less garlic powder and substitute Cajun seasoning. 4 big baking potatoes, cut into big wedges, skin left on if desired 1 ⁄4 cup each: bread crumbs and shredded

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring water to a boil, put potatoes in, then lower to a simmer. Cook until barely tender, about five to seven minutes. Spray a baking sheet and put potatoes on in single layer. Season and toss with a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over them, tossing to coat. Press the coating lightly so it sticks. Bake, and toss about halfway through, until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes or so.

Stuffed bell pepper soup

I’ve had several requests for this and finally tweaked the recipe so that it’s good enough to share. Like eating a stuffed pepper, inside out! 1 pound ground beef (I use sirloin but any will do) 1 cup chopped onion 2 bell peppers, medium size, diced 1 nice rib celery, chopped 1 nice carrot, chopped

2-3 teaspoons garlic, minced or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons dried oregano or more to taste Chili powder to taste – start with a couple teaspoons Soy sauce to taste – start with a couple tablespoons Beef broth – start with 5 cups and add more to taste 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 jar, 26-ounce or so, favorite pasta sauce 1 ⁄2 cup brown or white rice – I like brown Shredded cheddar for garnish Film pan with olive oil and brown beef along with onion, peppers, celery, carrot, garlic and oregano. When beef is cooked, add everything but rice and cheddar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook about 10 minutes. Lower to a simmer, add rice, put lid on and cook until rice is done, about 15 to 20 minutes or so. Adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.

Can you help?

Bananas in sweet white “cream” sauce: For

Connie, a Fort Thomas reader, who has enjoyed this in buffet restaurants.

Readers want to know

“Is it OK to plant basil now?” Yes, the soil has warmed up enough and we shouldn’t be getting any more frosty nights. It’s a good time to divide perennial herbs like thyme and oregano that have gotten woody or out of bounds.

Rita’s container gardening video

Check out my website www.abouteating.com for the most watched container herb gardening video on YouTube last year. Just type in “container gardening video” in the search engine or go to www.abouteating.com/container-gardening-video.htm. And I’ll be blogging daily about our garden adventures on my blog at www.communitypress.com. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Community

May 12, 2010

Community Journal

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If you find honeybees, call us

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Flower Show Award winners Amelia resident Isak Brengelman, left, displays the Cincinnati Flower Show’s Janet Meakin Poor Award, presented to the garden that epitomizes the harmonious blending of strong design and aesthetic elements using unusual and diverse plants that add interest to and enhance the landscape. Brengelman and Tim Young own Brengelman Young Landscaping Service. Their exhibit was titled, “Footprints in the Garden.” From left: Brengelman and Marsha Haberer, Cincinnati Horticultural Society executive committee chair.

Howdy folks, I am writing this on Monday evening after the Bethel Lions Club meeting. On Tuesday morning we need to be at the middle school for election by 6 a.m. The other morning while eating breakfast we were watching a little Tufted Titmouse gathering materials for it’s nest. This is always interesting to see. Last week we were working in the carpenter shop. Ruth Ann had gone to the house to make some coffee. While there a lady called about some honey bees. We went over and got a nice bunch of honey bees. Before we put them in a hive, Ruth Ann made some sugar water so they will have something to start working on. The locust trees are in full bloom. If the rain holds off maybe the bees can get some pollen to make honey. If any of you folks have a swarm of honey bees, please give us a call at 7346980. The honeybees are having a hard time and need all the help they can

get. Saturday Ruth Ann and I went up to the Friendly Hills Grange Camp out of George Z a n e s v i l l e a Rooks for deputies Ole conference. Fisherman We took the glasses the Lions Club and Grange had collected. We took 263 pair of glasses, 240 cases, 50 pair of sunglasses and 40 loose lenses. These glasses are taken to the third world countries and will be fitted to these folks. We collect the used glasses from different folks and some from the optical places. This is a service the Grange and Lions Club do. The Lions Club do so much for eye research and pay for eye exams and glasses for school children and senior citizens of the township. We rode up with a young feller so we didn’t have to drive. This is about a 3-1/2

hour drive so we were very happy to ride with this feller, thanks Mark. The Riverside Coffee Mill is at it again. They are having a waffle breakfast fundraiser for the breast feeding mothers in Clermont County. The Kinners, the owners of the shop, are always doing something to help other people. The date is May 15, from 9 a.m. till noon. Now these waffles will cover a big plate and are soooo good, so mark your calendar and attend. The Bethel Lions Club will hold their meeting at Burke Park June 7. This will be a covered dish picnic and installation of officers for the year 2010-2011. This picnic will be for the entire family. Each family is to bring a covered dish or two, (but put something in it) Ha! Ha! We were over to the Grant’s Farm and Greenhouses. They sure have some beautiful plants. We bought some potting soil to start another raised bed. With all the rain the raised

beds are the ideal gardening. The Goodseed Farm Country Garden Center on Storer Road out from Peebles has been writing about a spray that can protect your plants from frost damage. The name of this spray is Freezepruf. When we have the chance to get up there we are going to get some. These folks sure have a fine display of vegetables, flowers, trees, mulch and more. So stop and see them. We hope all of you folks took the right to vote. This is important. Some countries don’t have this privilege. In our traveling we see the early planted corn is coming up. I hope we don’t have a frost to hurt it or my early garden. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and Praise The Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

Clermont Connections a sweeping success

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Dennis Buttelwerth of Buttelwerth Florist in O’Bryonville presents the Dennis Butterlwerth Florist Award for “Best of Show in Dramatic Table Settings” to Victoria Wenstrup, The Garden House, Eastgate, for her exhibit, “Who Invited Peter Rabbit?” during the Cincinnati Flower Show last month.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Donald Beach, 51, 309 N. West St., Bethel, machinist, and Vanessa Proffitt, 21, 309 N. West St., Bethel, photographer. Joshua Casey, 34, 180 Moore, Williamsburg, sub-contractor, and

Jaime Haney, 32, 180 Moore, Williamsburg, homemaker. Joshua Clayton, 21, 138 Clare St., Bethel, laborer, and Gabriel Ross, 25, 138 Clare St., Bethel.

Clermont Connections, a young professionals group, spent a Saturday morning canoeing down the East Fork of the Little Miami in Batavia. During this River Sweep, sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation District of Clermont County, members of CCYP collected bottles, cans, tires, hubcaps and other trash along the banks of the river as well as from the water and islands. At the end there were more than 15 tires ranging from toy tires to truck tires. They also collected more than 15 trash bags full of garbage and other materials cluttering the river banks.

Clermont Connections also will participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life June 26 and June 27 and they are looking for people, (21 and older) to participate in the relay. Clermont Connections, a program of Clermont 20/20 Inc., is dedicated to augmenting the business needs of Clermont County’s young professionals by engaging in activities and programs that enhance professional growth, leadership development and provide local public service opportunities. For more information, visit www.clermont2020. org/cli/cc/.

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Members of Clermont Connections recently collected trash from the banks of the East Fork of the Little Miami River. From left are: John Elder, Julie Graybill, Lisa Shanabrook, Eric Sears and Greg Carson.

Help sought for annual river cleanup June 19 Volunteers are needed for Ohio River Sweep 2010 scheduled for Saturday, June 19, along the shoreline of the Ohio River. Ohio River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond.

More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states. “The Ohio River Sweep is very important because for a few hours on one day vol-

unteers can help make a difference in the appearance of this great natural resource,” said Jeanne Ison, project director. “The sweep has grown so much in the past few years, we’ve been able to expand the project to trib-

utaries and feeder streams of the Ohio River,” said Ison. Anyone who would like to volunteer can call 1-800359-3977 for site locations and county coordinators or visit www.orsanco.org and click on River Sweep.

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Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. The Ohio River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. ORSANCO the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries.

If you’re looking for buyers, you’re in the right neighborhood. To place an ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290, or visit CommunityClassified.com

Tuesday, May 25 • 11:30 a.m. Evergreen Retirement Community 230 West Galbraith Road Cincinnati, OH 45215

R.S.V.P. by calling (800) 416-6091

Wednesday, May 26 • 11:30 a.m. Seasons Retirement Community 7300 Dearwester Drive Cincinnati, OH 45236

R.S.V.P. by calling (800) 296-2087 www.seniorlifestyle.com


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Community

May 12, 2010

RELIGION The church is hosting its annual Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. They offer a variety of clothes for all ages and all sizes along with household items including linens and curtains. Call 831-9100. The church is at 5657 Pleasantview Drive, Milford; 831-9100.

Christ Presbyterian Church

Pensacola Christian College will present their program at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the church. Proclaim features music and/or dramatic selections and a DVD presentation about the college. There is no charge for the program. The church is at 717 Barg Salt Run, Union Township; 528-9191.

Clough United Methodist Church

Faith Chapel Ministries

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

Eastgate Baptist Church

The Proclaim Ministry Team from

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

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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

www.cloughpike.com

752-3521

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

513-732-1971

Pastor: Tom Bevers www.Cornerstone.ohbaptist.org

About religion

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

A concert will be 7 p.m. the third Friday of each month, featuring new bands and artists. Free food and music. Call Angel at 513-8760527 or 734-7671. The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Five women are opening a new consignment shop off of Ohio 32 and Glen EsteWithamsville Road, at 960 Kennedys Landing. Turn-Around Boutique is an upscale consignment shop that specializes in women’s, men’s, children’s, maternity, and plus-size clothing, plus jewelry, handbags, accessories and more. A grand opening for the new shop will be conducted from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 15, along with events for other shops in the plaza. Other stores include Woe Is Me, Ju-Ju’s Bridal, Liberty Tax and Martial Arts America. There will be free food (pig roast), live music, police canine demonstration, karate board breaking and black belt demonstration, a spinning prize wheel,

ROMAN CATHOLIC

EPISCOPAL

St. Bernadette Church

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

The church is hosting a musical worship event with Christian recording artists, The Pfeifers, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 16. The church is at 217 W. Plane St., Bethel; 734-3564.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and church worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road, Laurel; 553-3043.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

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

www.stbernadetteamelia.org

St. Mary Church, Bethel 3398 OHIO SR 125 Bethel, Ohio 45106-9701 734 – 4041 ( fax ) 734 - 3588 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor Saturday Mass – 4:00 PM Sunday Mass – 10:30 AM www.stmaryparishfamily.org

BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

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

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

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

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

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Road New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

The trendy boutique shop will feature the latest styles and fashion trends of the season.

UNITED METHODIST

UNITED METHODIST

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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

Trinity United Methodist

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

Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115 www.GoodSamaritanEpiscopal.org

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Mass – 8:30 AM www.stpeternewrichmond.org

CHRISTIAN - CHURCH OF CHRIST

www.cloughchurch.org

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9:00am Worship 10:30am

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

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400 http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

www.faithchurch.net

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

FELICITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

844 State Rt. 131

LUTHERAN

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

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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

513 831 0196 www.milfordchurch.org www.fusionmcc.com info@milfordchurch.org

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

UNITED METHODIST

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

“Encircling People with God’s Love” Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High) 513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

Williamsburg

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

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

One block north of Main Street at 3rd 513-724-6305 WburgUMC@aol.com www.williamsburgumc.com

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

NAZARENE

Bethel

Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor

Sundayy Worshipp Service......8:30am,, 10:30am Sunday unday School.......................9:30am School 93 w/nursery & children’s church

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

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

Pastor Mike Smith

513-732-2211

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

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

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

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

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

vineyard eastgate community church

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

513.753.1993

vineyardeastgate.org

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am CONNECT Youth Service........ 6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

683-2525

www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

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

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

Sunday Morning 10:00AM

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

CHURCH OF GOD

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

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

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

Owensville United Methodist Church

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

Welcomes You

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

Come visit us at the

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

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES

United Methodist Church

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

EVANGELICAL FREE

PROVIDED.

Turn-Around Boutique is having a grand opening party from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., May 15, at its location at 960 Kennedys Landing. face painting, water balloon toss for the kids and more. Turn-Around will have a 10 percent off sale that day.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist

St. Peter Church

1001502943-01

BAPTIST

The church is hosting the Mount Moriah Methodist Men’s Car Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Registration is at 10 a.m. Lunch is served from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All cars and trucks. Twenty trophies as well as door prizes will be awarded. Call 553-7418. The church is at 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Withamsville; 752-1333.

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Sunday School 9:45am - Worship 11am (nursery provided) Sunday Evening Service 6pm-Youth 6pm 513-575-1121 www.mtrepose.org

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

Mount Moriah United Methodist Church

True Church of God

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

MONUMENTS BAPTIST CHURCH

The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. E-mail: clermont@ communitypress.com with “religion” in subject line.

Grand opening planned for boutique

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

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

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvinpresbyterianchurch.com

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

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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

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

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


Community

May 12, 2010

Community Journal

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Worship together

PROVIDED

Volunteers build a better world

PROVIDED.

Ron Schilling, Rick Schilling, and Jeff Markovic lead members of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, Clough United Methodist Church, Mount Moriah United Methodist Church and Summerside United Methodist Church in song at the joint service held Good Friday in Veteran’s Park in Union Township.

PROVIDED.

Kurt King, Pastor of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, blesses the cross that members of the youth groups of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, Clough United Methodist Church, Mount Moriah United Methodist Church and Summerside United Methodist Church used in the Carry the Cross event.

1999. They currently manage $125 million for their wealth management clients and, with this acquisition, the firm will oversee about $200 million. Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory is a fee-only financial planning and investment management company at 7529-A State Road. For more information, call 233-0715 or visit www.ritterdaniher.com.

Sharefax Credit Union celebrates 50 years of service with food, fun ebrate its 50th anniversary with prizes, free food and live music from Kiss 107 FM. Located in Batavia, Milford, Mason and Evendale, Sharefax has more than 300 fee-free ATMs and access to approximately 4,100 shared branching locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.sharefax.org.

LEGAL NOTICE 369 David Atkerson 46a Meadowcrest Ct. Loveland, OH 45140 413 Randal Brewer 10 Meadows Dr. #22 Milford, OH 45150 111 Miram Bowers 2107 OakBrook Place Milford, OH 45150 515 Roger Burleson 1427 Windstar Ct. Milford, OH 45150 224 William Cone 42 Hunters Ct. Amelia, OH 45102 148 Jennifer Craft 660 Milford Hills Dr. Milford, OH 45150 205 Sabrina Edminson 5909 Price Road Milford, OH 45150 648 Jill Eyrich 1302 Crosscreek Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 238 Anthony Fernalli 10 Robbie Rodge Dr #7 Milford, OH 45150 235 & 259 Brian Gardner 650 Wallace Avenue Milford, OH 45150 337 Robert McGuire 1185 Brightwater Ct. #5 Milford, OH 45150 599 Isaac Messer 1286 Pebble Brooke #5 Milford, OH 45150 187 Dennie Miller 5692 Greiman Ln. Milford, OH 45150 277 & 472 Rebecca Parham 896 Mohawk Trail Milford, OH 45150 359 Jecquelin Schutte 2512 Old St.Rt. 131 Batavia, OH 45103 208 Donald Thompson 5717 Linden Milford, OH 45150 247 James Williams 506 Main Street #7 Milford, OH 45150 156 Christopher Workman 310 Main Street #2 Milford, OH 45150 594 Dawn Wumbles 1131 S. Timer Creek Dr. Milford, OH 45150 These items will be sold at a public sale on May 22, 2010 at 10:00 am at Milford Self Storage, 874 SR 28, Milford, OH. 1400699/1557534

To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

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LEGAL NOTICE Kenneth Cain B34 815 Deerfield Cincinnati, OH 45245 Jerry Agostini D9 2100 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Nancy Ehas D38 4144 Otter Creek Dr. Amelia, OH 45102 Thomas Preston B11 2216 Lobrook Amelia, OH 45102 Andrea Lovins E40 3957 Youngman Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45245 You are hereby notified that your person al belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A, Batavia, OH 45103; 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincin nati, OH 45245; 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 1433830/1558297 LOST & FOUND Ads are FREE!!

513.242.4000

ST. LOUIS PARISH FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO N. Broadway, Owensville, Ohio-732-2218 or 732-2580

Doors Open 5:30pm Preliminaries 7:00pm Instant Table Opens 5:30pm $3500 Payout Each Week (with 200 players) All you can PLAY PAPER for $10 Loads of instant Games including King of the Mountain & a Large variety of Joe’s

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BOONE COUNTY WATER DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID Specifications have been set as necessary requirements for the purchase of: Two (2) Pickup Trucks 1. all specifications as set forth will constitute minimum require ments for a bid: andy bid not including these requirements will render said bid null and void. Bid specifications are available at The District Office located at 2475 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 2. Sealed proposals must be received in the District Office prior to Noon, June 10,2010. All bid envelopes must be marked: FORD EDGE SUPERCAB PICKUP 3. The District reserves the right to waive all formalities and to accept or reject any bid and all bids and to accept the bid deemed to be in its best interest 4. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:00 Noon, June 10, 2010.

Play Bingo FREE the week of your Birthday Progressive Jackpots Crank It Up!

Free Dinner the 3rd Friday of the month Security On Site Must be 18 Yrs Old

TONS OF DOOR PRIZES!

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY $ 5900 Buckwheat Rd, Milford, Ohio 513-575-0093 ext #8 $ Doors open 5:15pm game 7:00pm - Instants Sales 5:15pm $ $ $3500 Payout each week (with 130 players) $ $ Paper Entrance packages up to 24 faces $10.00 $ Free Dinner FREE VIP Club $ Lots of Instants discount week $ $ first 100 including Ft. Knox, of Birthday $ players $ every Win on Diamond earn points for $ 3rd Wed King of the Mt. entrance packages,$ $ of month. food and gifts $ Door Prizes, loser 13’s, Instant Jug, sign-up jackpot $ $ $$$$$$$$$$$ BEST BINGO IN AREA $$$$$$$$$$$

Animal Rescue Fund Bingo NEW LOCATION! 1300 West Ohio Pike, Amelia, Ohio Every Thurs-Friday Doors Open 5:30 pm

License# 0202-27

Call

(2) $1000 JACKPOT GAMES Included in pkg in 52 numbers

Loads of Instant Tickets Must be 18 yrs. old.

513-843-4835 for more information

AMELIA FRIDAY NIGHT

RINKS BINGO R

Non-Smoking $8 - 6-36 Faces $15 - 90 Faces Computer Fri & Sat Nights

St. Bernadette Church

513-931-4441 • 513-931-0259

10 min. east of I-275, off Rt. 125 at Walgreen/CVS, turn south on Jenny Lind Rd.

Police security. Doors open at 6:00 pm; games begin at 7:30 pm. Loads of instants, lots of door prizes! Great food, friendly patrons and sellers!

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Ritter Daniher acquires Clarus

PUBLIC NOTICE Victory Ind Products D29 4160 Half Acre Rd Batavia, OH 45103 Kristen Comberger E22 78 Hunters Ct Amelia, CH 45102 Tarah Hudson D55 1214 Teakwood Dr Milford, OH 45150. You are hereby notified that your personal belongings stored at Eastside Storage, 4400 St. Rt. 222, Ste A, Batavia, OH 45103, 715 Cincinnati Batavia Pike Cincinnati, OH 45245; 1170 Ohio Pike Amelia, OH 45102 will be sold for payment due. 1001556653

Terri Ratliff of Fairborn & Robert Tumser of Cherry Grove were married on 3-8-10 on the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Meyers Beach FL. Robert is President of Cincinnati Laundry Equipment & Terri is an associate with Comprehensive Cardiology Consultants. The couple reside in Lake Hills Estates in White Oak.

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Pastors Jonathan Kollmann, Blossom Matthews, Randy Lowe and Kurt King of Clough United Methodist Church, Summerside United Methodist Church, Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, and Cherry Grove United Methodist Church stand in from of the cross youth group members from their churches carried for a 24-hour period that began at noon on Good Friday.

Sharefax Credit Union (SCU) will celebrate 50 years of service 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 10, at its main office location in Batavia at 1147 Old Ohio 74. Other Sharefax locations will also be celebrating June 10. To show its appreciation for the support of its members and staff, SCU will cel-

Sunday Night Bingo

Ratliff-Tumser

PROVIDED.

Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory (RDFA) has acquired Clarus Financial and will be merging the firm into its office in Anderson Township. The principal of Clarus Financial, Gregory T. Busch, will join RDFA’s principals John K. Ritter and Jeffrey E. Daniher as a senior financial advisor at the combined firm. Ritter of Anderson Township and Daniher of Batavia launched RDFA in July

“Volunteers build a better world” is this year’s volunteer recognition theme at Clermont Senior Services. Adult Day Service Welcome Center Staff stand behind volunteers honored at the recent luncheon. Costumed staff included an interior decorator, site supervisor, canteen cook, painter, carpet installer, road construction traffic controller, electrician, telephone lineman (woman), a jack-of-all-trades, and carpenter. If you want information on volunteer opportunities at Clermont Senior Services, call Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060.

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Four United Methodist churches in the area joined together during Lent in “Churches4Change” to further their relationships with each other and to raise funds for Bibles and Breakfast ministries at their sister church, Elberon United Methodist Church in Price Hill. The four churches included Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, Clough United Methodist Church, Mount Moriah United Methodist Church and Summerside United Methodist Church. The churches held a joint service at Veteran's Park in Union Township on Good Friday, April 2. Youth groups from the four churches participated in a Carry the Cross event which began at the service. Members of the youth groups carried a cross for 24 consecutive hours to identify with the suffering of Christ at his crucifixion and to raise funds for Elberon United Methodist Church through sponsors.

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Arrests/citations

Juvenile, 15, permitting drug abuse, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Permitting drug abuse

May 12, 2010

BIRTHS | DEATHS | Editor Theresa Herron | therron@communitypress.com | 248-7128

Theft

Monies taken from VFW; $110 at 111 George St., April 21. Items taken from VFW at 111 George St., April 27.

Domestic violence Theft

Copper ground wires cut at 216 and 220 Congress St., April 23.

Laptop computer taken; $850 at 53 Chapel Road, April 23.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

1994 GMC taken at 29 Lori Lane, April 21.

Brandon L. Farmer, 27, 111 Clark St., theft, April 18. Donald C. Vogelesang, 27, 6220 Vineyard Trace, warrant, April 17. Robert D. Adams, 42, 6089 Salem Road, warrant, April 20. Mark B. Foster, 41, 3717 Par Fore Court, disorderly conduct, April 22. Bobby R. Sinclair, 32, 3715 Par Fore Court, disorderly conduct, April 22. Joseph L. Gosney, 23, 10934 Creekside, defrauding a livery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, April 23.

Unauthorized use

BATAVIA

Arrests/citations

Jessica Taylor, 28, 6509 Sleepy Hollow, drug possession, drug instrument, April 18. Richard L. James, 31, 6509 Sleepy Hollow, drug possession, April 18. Carita A. Mcdonald, 30, 160 E. Main No. 2, theft, April 19. Justin Krieg, 28, 730 Old Ohio 32, warrant, April 19. Laura J. Sears, 24, 145 E. Clifton Ave., warrant, April 22.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Decal peeled off vehicle at 270 E. Main St., April 19.

Theft

Diamond ring taken; $200 at 493 Old Boston Road No. 36, April 16. Envelopes with money taken from Holy Trinity at North 6th Street, April 18.

NEW RICHMOND

Arrests/citations

Incidents/investigations Aggravated trespass

Trespassing on property at 3715 Par Fore Court, April 22.

Breaking and entering

Garden equipment taken; $345 at 78 Stillmeadow, April 22.

Burglary

Male reported this offense at 1181 Sherwood, April 20.

Criminal damage

Vehicle keyed at 1748 Culver Court, April 21. Bay window shot with BB gun at 1197 Elmwood, April 22.

Criminal trespass

Arrests/citations

Barbara S. Miracle, 48, 3970 Piccadilly, warrant, April 16. Jerry D. Bradley, 70, 310 Market St., domestic violence, April 17.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Trespassing on property at 1100 Ohio 749, April 24.

Defrauding livery,disorderly conduct

Failure to pay cab fare at 352 St. Andrews, April 23.

Fraud

Tools taken; $500 at 414 Market St., April 16.

Female stated ID used with no authorization at 326 St. Andrews,

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Menacing

Female was threatened at Walmart at 1815 Ohio Pike, April 21.

Theft

Medication and jewelry taken; $2,915 at 2007 Woodland Meadows, April 21. Jewelry taken from Walmart; $382 at 1815 Ohio Pike, April 18. Gasoline not paid for at Murphy’s Gas; $10 at Ohio Pike, April 22. Purse taken from shopping cart at Kroger at Ohio Pike, April 23.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Chad Jones, 22, 4442 Eastwood No. 9302, domestic violence, April 20. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, April 22. Juvenile, 10, disorderly conduct, April 22. Jason M. Simmons, 34, 4363 Longlake, domestic violence, April 23. Lisa Gibson, 45, 11 Boundry St., warrant service, April 21. Jimmy J. Wallace, 29, 4435 Old Ohio 74, warrant service, April 21. Chelsea N. Gauchier, 20, 1904 Stonelick Woods, no drivers license, April 21. Charissa Mcvicker, 25, 4317 Marbe Lane, warrant service, April 21. Kheo V. Nguyen, no age given, 3631 Sanlin Court, robbery, April 21. Linda Dority, no age given, 2959 Massachusetts, complicity to robbery, April 21. Marco Nieves, 23, 150 Cardinal Drive, no drivers license, April 4. Angela Gilb, 36, 6242 Corbly Road, warrant, April 21. James O’Leary Jr., 31, 4235 Edinburgh, operating vehicle under influence, open container, April 21. Thomas L. Bradford, no age given, 3285 Whie Oak Valley, drug possession, April 18. Joseph L. Gosney, 22, 10934 Creekside, criminal simulation, April 21. Daniel Williamson III, 26, 4510 Long Acres, recited, April 24. Pamela R. Vargas, 47, 780 Ohio Pike, warrant service, April 25. Christian Kelley, 19, 3742 Maplewood, disorderly conduct, April 24. Zachary Hodges, 18, 25 Mt. Holly, disorderly conduct, April 24. Nicholas Sluder, 18, 635 Chateau, disorderly conduct, April 24. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, April 24. Juvenile, 15, carrying concealed weapon, April 22. Robert A. Tunny, 25, 515 Piccadilly, falsification, April 23. Kyle R. Mitchell, 18, 4722 Beechwood, drug possession, drug paraphernalia, April 23. John T. Mccracken, 18, 4590 Tealtown, drug possession, April 24. Evan F. Carellino, 24, 999 Charleston, operating vehicle under influence, drug paraphernalia, April 24. Thomas L. Fischer Jr., 23, 6246 Seattle Rule, operating vehicle under influence, April 23. Christopher Kester, 21, 2236 Ravine St., driving under suspension, April 22. Jason M. Radford, no age given, 971 Eight Mile, operating vehicle under influence, open container, April 24. Heather N. White, 20, 2747 Old Ohio 32, underage intoxication, operating

vehicle under influence, April 21. Jeremy N. Shroyer, 23, 3683 Shorewood, driving under suspension, April 22. Joshua A. Schaffner, 29, 4100 Long Acres, making false alarms, April 24. Lauren A. Conrad, 18, lka 772 Loda Drive, warrant service, April 24. Peggy Shelton, 50, 878 Tall Trees, operating vehicle under influence, April 25. David C. Meyers, no age given, 4306 Aicholtz, warrant service, April 24. Christopher Brittain, 40, 523 Sonny Lane, leaving scene, driving under suspension, April 25. Thong V. Dang, no age given, 7051 Dunville, robbery, falsification, April 23. Andrew S. Blankenship, 23, 4575 Montclair, unauthorized use, driving under suspension, April 24. Shannon M. Jamison, 29, 1178 Farmwood, driving under suspension, April 25. Chandra S. Phillips, 22, 960 Staghorn, persistent disorderly conduct, April 25. Nicole P. Simmons, 23, 4510 Schoolhouse Road, falsification, April 23. Danille Pingleton, 23, misuse of credit card, April 24. Douglas Fryman, 51, 250 Victoria Ave., operating vehicle under influence, open container, April 24. Justin W. Raider, 22, 795 Greenwood, criminal damage, April 26. Juvenile, 14, persistent disorderly conduct, April 22. Juvenile, 13, persistent disorderly conduct, April 22. Juvenile, 13, persistent disorderly conduct, April 23. Juvenile, 17, littering, April 26. Kortney J. Miller, 41, 4632 Crosswood, warrant, April 26. Tesi Hoffman, 19, 142 Newlun Court, warrant, April 26. Mark Schneider, no age given, Beech Road, drug abuse, April 26. Russell Fuller, 22, 1201 Stonelick Woods, drug paraphernalia, open container, April 26. Melody G. Freeman, 29, 4455 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, falsification, April 26. Tonya A. Bain, 27, 143 Apple Road, recited, April 27. Sheena M. Rife, 21, 5611 Ohio 41, warrant service, April 27. Daniel M. Gillen, 41, 1825 Gardenia, operating vehicle under influence, no drivers license, April 26. Earnest Staley Jr., 36, 6309 Belfast, theft, warrant service, April 27. Frank Nelson, 42, 1097 Shayler Road, warrant service, April 27. Candace L. Tumbleson, 35, 1292 Ohio 756, illegal assembly of chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture, April 27. Mark A. Wise, no age given, 1292 Ohio 756, illegal assembly of chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture, April 27. Jennifer Wise, 41, 1292 Ohio 756, illegal assembly of chemicals, conspiracy to manufacture, April 27. Jeffery Harris, 31, 3596 Lake Meadow, driving under suspension, April 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 812 Eastgate S. Drive, April 23. Male was assaulted at 3973 Piccadil-

ly, April 26.

Breaking and entering

Radiators, etc. taken from Mt. Carmel Auto Body & Frame at Mt. Carmel Tobasco, April 26.

Burglary

CDs, etc. taken from vehicle; $200 at 564 Musket, April 21. Cash and a watch taken; $1,800 at 3914 Old Savannah, April 25.

way St., junk vehicles, April 24.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At West Main Street, April 12.

Junk vehicles

At 112 N. Broadway, April 24.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated Id used with no authorization; $2,438 loss at 164 N. Broadway, April 22.

Carrying concealed weapon

Theft

Criminal damage

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Male juvenile had switch blade knife at Gleneste Middle School at Gleneste Withamsville, April 22.

Two tires cut on vehicle at 1006 Old Ohio 74, April 22. Window broken in vehicle at 668 Dorgene, April 25.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $10 bill passed at United Dairy Farmers at Old Ohio 74, April 25.

Disorderly conduct

Male made alarming statements to female at Kroger at Old Ohio 74, April 26.

Domestic violence

At Eastwood Drive, April 20.

Theft

Trash can taken at 4026 Clayton, April 21. Cash taken from vehicle; $600 at 4006 Old Ohio 74, April 18. Headphones taken from Sears; $34 at Eastgate Blvd., April 18. Batteries taken from vehicles at 4525 Eastwood, April 21. Purse taken at 612 Woodland View, April 22. Merchandise taken from Meijer; $20 at Eastgate Blvd., April 24. Two bracelets taken; $1,800 at 4127 Fox Run, April 24. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $12 at Newberry Drive, April 23. P53 player and TV taken from UHR Rental; $2,022 at Eastgate Blvd., April 17. Tobacco products taken from Choice Cigars & Tobacco at Clough Pike, April 22. Wallet, pocket knives, etc. taken from vehicle; $350 cash at 4524 Weiner Lane, April 23. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $26 at Eastgate Blvd., April 23. TV and Playstation system taken from Rent A Center; $4,928 at Eastgate Blvd., April 22. Gasoline not paid for at Exxon; $40 at Old Ohio 74, April 25. 1995 Dodge taken at 474 Old Ohio 74, April 26. Earring taken from Kohl’s; $200 at Eastgate Blvd., April 26. Electronics taken from Meijer; $320 at Eastgate Blvd., April 27. AC units taken at 530 Aspen Glen, April 27. Groceries taken from Kroger; $137 at Ohio Pike, April 27.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 671 Ohio Pike, April 26.

WILLIAMSBURG

Arrests/citations

Joshua M. Ubel, 23, Highmeadows, domestic violence, April 12. Leslie M. Smith, 63, 112 N. Broad-

Money taken; $75 at 114 S. 4th St., April 20.

Arrests/citations

David Edward Elam, 29, 3975 Ponder, Cincinnati, burglary at 10 Woodruff Lane, Amelia, April 30. Nicholas C Luck, 28, 2730 Ohio 222 No. 50, Bethel, receiving stolen property at 2315 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, April 27. Joshua P. Kinman, 26, 511 East Main St., Mt. Orab, aggravated trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. David A. Green, 36, 16710 Bodman Road, Mt. Orab, aggravated trespass at 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. Bruce R. Crooker, 20, 2730 Ohio 222, New Richmond, burglary, receiving stolen property, theft at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 22. Tyler R. Jacobs, 20, 3566 Concord Hennings Mill, Williamsburg, burglary, theft at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 22. Joshua D.F. Grubbs, 23, 394 E. Main St. No. 1, Williamsburg, receiving stolen property at 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 28. Douglas Malloy, 19, 4408 Eastwood Drive, Batavia, theft at 6 Pineview, Amelia, April 26. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct, Batavia, April 26. Juvenile, 16, disorderly conduct, Batavia, April 26. Timothy P Dermody, 26, 2308 Pleasant Meadows, Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 26. Juvenile, 16, theft, Batavia, April 27. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct, Batavia, April 28. John W. Evans, 54, 90 Shady Lane, Amelia, violate protection order or consent agreement at 90 Shady Lane, Amelia, April 28. Jonathan Scott Hammel, 24, 406 Caroline St., New Richmond, open liquor container - operator or passenger of motor vehicle at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30. Michael Schoonover, 20, 6126 Glade, Cincinnati, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs - marijuana at 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30. Donald A Heuberger, 30, c/o Clermont County Jail, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs at S. Union/Clark Street, Bethel, April 30.

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Jacqueline (Mike) Watkins, Shelly (Randy) Meyer, Tracy (Greg) Meyer and Mikki Rubenbauer; brother-inlaw, Dennis Hoskins; sister, Sondra Sue (Howard) Jones; and grandchildren, Audrey (Ryan) Meadors, Alex Watkins, Samantha, Sarah, Sydney and Josh Clancy, Cody and Cole Meyer, Trent and Brady Meyer, and Miranda and Kaci Rubenbauer. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Betty (nee Buskirk) Clancy. Services were May 8 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Albert H. Deaton

Albert H. “Joe” Deaton, 72, formerly of Bethel and Amelia died April 23. Survived by friend, Alice Abner; son, Ronald Deaton; daughter, Renee Deaton; brother, Jim Deaton; sisters, Myrtlene Noble, Betty Jean Baker, Patricia Weeks and Diane Blakely; grandchildren, Kimberly, Cricket, Levi and Lindsey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth (nee Davis); daughter, Angie Deaton; parents, Levi and Martha (nee Collins) Deaton; brother, Earl Deaton; and sisters, Lurlie Hart, Rosie Hayes and Mary Ellen Francis. Services were April 26 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Valerie G. Lain

Valerie G. Lain, 52, formerly of Williamsburg died April 26. Survived by husband, Michael A. Lain; son, Eli Marr; parents, Herb and Carol Ware; and sisters, Vanessa Schoettle and Verna Lain. Services were April 30 at Amelia Church of the Nazarene. Memorials to: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Colon Cancer Research, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

April R. Middleton

April R. Middleton, 32, of Amelia died April 29. Survived by father, David Middleton; adoptive parents, Namon Middleton and Lorene Middleton; sisters, Angel Casnellie and Mandy Malin; nephew, Zachary Malin; and niece, Angelann Casnellie. Services were May 4 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: Thomas A Wildey School, 2040 U.S. 50 Batavia, OH 45103-8694.

Allie Oakes

Allie Oakes, 50, of Amelia died April 13. Survived by sons, Robert Hilton and Donald Oakes Jr.; daughters, Denay Hobbs and Crystal Oakes; brother, Bill Hilton; sisters, Jean Parsons, Wendy White and Terri Sizemore; grandchildren, Robert Jr., Logan and Gracelyn Hilton, and Cameron Hobbs; and many other family and friends. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; and parents, Robert and Ruth (nee Smith) Hilton. Services were April 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Anna L. Poe

Anna L. Poe, 84, of Union Township died April 30. Survived by husband, Delmar Poe; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Donna Mersch; sisters, Mary Hinkle, Della Edwards and Stella Birdsall; and brother, Walter Sipe. Services were May 5 at St. Andrew Church. Memorials to: St. Andrew, St. Vincent de Paul, 552 Main St., Milford, OH 45150.

Gerald J. Taylor

Gerald J. Taylor, 67, of Anderson Township and formerly of Union Township died April 27. Survived by wife, Barbara (nee Hurst) Taylor; daughters, Dawn (Michael) Gailey, Tammy (David) Rains, Faith Taylor and Destiny Taylor; sisters, Marilyn Oakes, Geraldine Kennedy and Sherry Ingram; grandchildren, Jessica, Jake, Jack, Joshua, Jerry, Olivia, Job, Chloe, Isobel and Will; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Luther and Alleen Taylor; and brothers, Richard and Marion Taylor. Services were April 30 at Mount Carmel Christian Church. Memorials to: Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4183 Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45255-3417; or the American Lung Association, 4050 Executive Park Drive, Suite 402, Cincinnati, OH 45241.

Loretta F. Yanke

Loretta F. (nee Luttrell) Yanke, 59, of Amelia died May 5. Survived by children, Violet June (Michael) Fanning of Milford, Beverly Sue (Steve) Negrete of Greensburg, Ky., and Zonia Michelle (Joseph Todd) Rhoades of Milford; grandchildren, Ashley and Derek Abbott, Jacob Lee and Chloe Fanning; great-grandchild, Jadyn Baker; and siblings, Reatha Eades, Rebia Brockman, Lois Gore, Dayton Luttrell and Shinie Luttrell. Preceded in death by parents, Oliver and Emma Luttrell; husband, Dallas Dan Yanke; child, Tony Wayne (Amanda) Lee; and siblings, Neil Luttrell and Redia Crew. The family requested private services. Memorials to: Kidney Foundation, 2200 Victory Parkway, Suite 510, Cincinnati, OH 45206.


On the record POLICE REPORTS From B8 Joseph C Holtzclaw, 28, 300 University Lane, No. 303, Batavia, domestic violence at 100 University Lane, Batavia, May 2. Juvenile, 17, theft, Batavia, April 30. Eric S Reeves, 24, 5901 Marathon Edenton, Williamsburg, aggravated menacing at 6365 Ohio 727, Goshen, April 30. Brian W Lay, 26, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Lot 11, Amelia, possession of drugs at 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, May 1. Julian Pennington, 19, 6529 Woodridge Blvd., Fairfield, offenses involving underage persons underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 47, Amelia, May 1. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, May 1. Ronald Lee Long, 45, 93 Bay Meadow, Batavia, domestic violence at 93 Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, May 2. Bryan D Sexton, 43, 4211 Taylor Road, Batavia, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, drug paraphernalia at Autumn View and Glen St., Amelia, May 1. Nathan S Jones, 30, 74 Apple Lane, Cincinnati, criminal trespass, driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 2. Timmothy Jago, 39, 108 Arbor Glen Court, Maineville, violate protection order or consent agreement issued by a court of another state at 3692 Treeline, Batavia, May 2. Tracey L. Galea, 42, 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, possessing drug abuse instruments, restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system _ possess 1.3g fireworks at 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20. Christopher Smith, 19, 2191 E. Ohio Pike, Amelia, criminal trespass, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 21. John C Adams, 20, 10675 Willfleet Drive, Cincinnati, menacing at 2293 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 21. Roger Gilreath, 30, 4432 Glendale Drive, Batavia, criminal damaging/endangering at 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 22. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Williamsburg, April 22. Tony Lee Curless, 19, 3894 Magnolia Drive, Batavia, offenses involving underage persons _ underage consume beer intoxicating liquor at 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. Katie Kohlman, 27, 9133 Juniper Lane, Covington, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. Zachary Hodges, 18, 25 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, possession of drugs at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. Zachary Hodges, 18, 25 Mt. Holly Lane, Amelia, criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 20. Scott E Campbell, 42, 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 22.

Incidents/investigations

Adulterated food -place hazardous substance/object in any food or substance At Interstate 275 near Ohio 28, Milford, April 21.

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 21. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 21. At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. At 4225 East Fork Hills Drive, Batavia, April 22. At 3497 Patterson Road, Bethel, May 2. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 2. At 5768 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 30.

Disorderly conduct

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 26. At 2339 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, April 28.

Disorderly conduct – intoxicated annoy or alarm

At 3398 Ohio 133, Williamsburg, April 21.

Disseminate matter harmful to juveniles

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Domestic violence

At Todds Run Foster Road, Williamsburg, April 22. At 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 22. At University Lane, Batavia, May 2. At Ohio 222, Batavia, May 2. At Bay Meadow Drive, Batavia, May 2.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30. At 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 2. At Autumn View and Glen St., Amelia, May 2.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30. At Autumn View and Glen St., Amelia, May 2.

Endangering children

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 20. At 125 Starling Road, Bethel, April 20. At 3256 Williamsburg Bantam Road, Williamsburg, May 1. At 3610 North Heartwood, Batavia, April 30. At 2175 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 29.

Failure to confine a canine

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 30.

Fugitive from justice

At 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 26.

Gross sexual imposition

At U.S. 50, Milford, April 21.

Identity fraud

At 5496 Mt. Zion Road, Milford, April 21. At 3724 Hennings Mill Road, Williamsburg, April 21. At 3609 Ohio 222, Batavia, April 27.

Illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits - individual

At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10.

Inducing panic

At 373 Seneca Drive, Batavia, April 26.

Menacing

At 2293 Chesterfield Lane, Batavia, April 21. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 1. At 5768 Ohio 132, Batavia, April 30.

Menacing by stalking

At 226 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, April 28.

Misuse of credit card

At 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 1123 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 28.

Obstructing official busincess

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. At 2061 Ohio Pike Lot 156, Amelia, May 1. At 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 47, Amelia, May 1. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30.

Aggravated burglary

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May 12, 2010

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Pandering obscenity

At 484 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, April 13.

Pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor - solicit, receive, purchase material

At 4272 Trotters Way, Batavia, April 27.

Permitting child abuse

At 3610 North Heartwood, Batavia, April 30.

Possessing drug abuse instruments At 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20.

Possession of drugs

At Ohio 32 and Herold Road, Batavia, April 21. At 125 Starling Road, Bethel, April 20. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 21. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 22. At 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 30. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, May 1.

Receiving stolen property

At 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At Ohio 32 and Herold Road, Batavia, April 21. At 2315 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, March 1.

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

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP

1448 Gumbert Drive, Patricia Stumpf to National Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.2300 acre, $93,330. 1702 White Pine Drive, Michael & Kala Garrison to Kimberly Adamson, $146,500.

BATAVIA VILLAGE

575 Kilgore St., Jane Stuart & Yvonne Thoreson to Rick Jivoin, 0.2010 acre, $18,000.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

1056 Logan Landing, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Arthur & Joanne Taylor, 0.1500 acre, $212,575. 525 Topfield Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to The IL Bridge Fund LLC., 0.7070 acre, $142,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

2 Banberry Trace, First Horizen Home Loans to Edward Curry, trustee, $49,000. 1148 Beechridge Court, Alec & Lara Flory to Tracy Torrence, 0.2300 acre, $123,000. 736 Dorgene Lane, Steven & Justine Schultz to Darrell Homan, 0.6520 acre, $282,500. 4446 Happiness Lane, Jerry Robinson II to Wallace Real Estate LLC., $77,474. 4070 Independence Drive No. 3C, Carla Elza to Carl Cumby, $60,000. 469 McIntosh Drive, Frank & Carolyn Stowell to Brielyn Grogan, $115,000. 1263 Misty Lake Lane, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Zachary & Ashley Taylor, 0.2297 acre, $207,748. 678 Regent Road, Nicholas & Rebecca Zingarelli to Patricia Roberto, 0.2870 acre, $176,500. 567 Sherry Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Hendrix

Homes LLC., 0.4100 acre, $51,000. 1085 Spit Rail Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Robert & Angela Frisch, $128,000. 656 Wilfert Drive, Zoltan Attila Deaki to Jerald Neumayr, $126,000. 3942 Wilma Court, J & B Properties to Michael Davis, $125,000.

WILLIAMSBURG TOWNSHIP

3912 Cain Run Road, Freedom Homes to Josephine Knepp & Brandon Caldwell, 1.0000 acre, $131,900. 3742 Glancy Greenbush Road, Laura Nicely to Tammy Wright, 1.5000 acre, $80,000.

WILLIAMSBURG VILLAGE

220 North Third Street, Deborah Hall, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 0.1170 acre, $36,667.

TRAIN RIDES!

Restrictions on possession, sale and use; disabling fire suppression system - possess 1.3G fireworks At 2060 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, April 20.

Theft

At 1486 Saltair Crossing Drive, Bethel, Feb. 18. At 2400 Clermont Center Drive, Batavia, April 21. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At 96 East Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 23. At 1210 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 21. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 20. At 2457 Straight Street, Batavia, April 22. At 254 North Meadow Court, Batavia, April 21. At 2745 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 21. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 20. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, April 20. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At 2977 Park Road, Goshen, April 20. At 3036 Goodwin Schoolhouse Pt. Isabel, Bethel, April 20. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 10. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, April 30. At 2305 Pleasant Meadow Drive, Batavia, April 29. At 1260 Ohio Pike, Batavia, April 27. At 1333 Sprucewood Court, Amelia, April 30. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 30. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 29. At 2023 Ohio 131, Batavia, April 30. At 2129 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 30. At 22 Lawson Drive, Amelia, April 27. At 2636 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, April 30. At 289 Sherwood Court, Batavia, May 2. At 45 North Bay Court, Batavia, April 30. At 4513 Cedar Hill Drive, Batavia, April 27. At 502 Stonelick Woods Circle, Batavia, April 30. At 6 Pineview, Amelia, April 26. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, April 30. At 89 Cutty Sark Drive, Amelia, April 30.

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At 5628 Bucktown Road, Williamsburg, April 28.

Aggravated trespass

At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 17.

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Assault

At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 20. At 3895 Magnolia Drive, Amelia, April 22. At 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, April 20. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 29. At 38 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, April 28.

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At 1415 Glenwood Court, Batavia, April 21. At 2833 Ohio 222, Bethel, April 18. At 4471 Olive Branch Stonelick Road, Batavia, April 21.

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At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12. At 200 University Lane, Batavia, April 21. At 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, April 20. At 2964 N. Dunham Road, Amelia, April 20. At 3986 Greenbriar, Batavia, April 21. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 26. At 3374 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 2. At 4288 Fox Ridge Drive, Batavia, April 29. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, May 1.

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Reds

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Criminal mischief - move, deface, tamper, etc. property of another At 270 E. Main St., Batavia, April 22.

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At 2270 Ohio Pike, Amelia, April 29. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, April 12.

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At Old Ohio 32 at Greenbriar, Batavia, April 27.

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Administrator and Fifth Third Bancorp, worker’s compensation James W. Jewell vs. Kerry Chrysler Jeep Dodge Inc., et al., worker’s compensation James S. Jewell vs. Southern Ohio Pizza Inc., et al., worker’s compensation Jeffrey A. Scheiderer vs. Williamson Electric, et al., worker’s compensation U.S. Bank NA successor by merger to Firstar Bank vs. Christine L. Moore, et al., foreclosure Household Realty Corporation vs. Timothy P. Phelps, et al., foreclosure Bank of America NA vs. Christina M. Thomas, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Chris Fletcher, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Voneita F. Graybill, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. David C. Holt Jr., et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Rosemont Meeker, et al., foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Robert S. Monroe, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Danny L. Ennis, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Claus Stephan and Treasurer of Clermont County, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA successor to Star Bank vs. Michelle Theaderman, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Garlin McBeath, foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michelle V. Hollett, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. David L. Kirk, et al., foreclosure Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Larry A. Sutter, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. David S. Finns, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Christopher Damen, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Gail A. Osborne, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Adrian D. Custer, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Judy L. Meyer, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. David Hill, et al., foreclosure Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC vs. Charles M. Collins Jr., et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Rick A. Babbs, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Angela D. Hamilton and James A. Hamilton, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. William Tomblin, et al., foreclosure Everhome Mortgage Company vs. David Fisher, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Samuel L. Hughes, et al., foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs.

Cheri Wasilkoff and Jamestown Crossing Condos, foreclosure Green Tree Servicing LLC vs. Della A. Howell, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Michael H. Bobb, et al., foreclosure Wells Fargo Financial Ohio 1 Inc. vs. Wayne Smith, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Roland W. Stidham and State of Ohio Department of Taxation, foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Gregory T. Clift, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA trustee for CCB Libor Series 2005-3 vs. Michelle Bichquyen Dang, et al., foreclosure Webster Bank NA vs. Darrin T. Cook and Jennifer L. Cook, foreclosure BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Carl F. Meyer, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Hoyt B. Malsbary, foreclosure Chase Home Finance LLC vs. Ricky C. Tharp, et al., foreclosure Third Federal Savings and Loan Association vs. Kristen J. Pingley, et al., foreclosure FIA Card Services NA vs. Jeff Bach, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. Larry D. Emery, other civil FIA Card Services NA vs. George M. Volkart, other civil Gary Porter and Maria Porter vs. Reilly Home Improvement Inc. Donald Reilly, other civil Ronnie D. Caldwell vs. Harold E. Gay and Sherry Smith, other civil Global Power Supply LLC vs. Victory Industrial Products LLC and David Abrams, other civil A 1 Fabricators and Finishers vs. Aidco International Inc., other civil Ford Motor Credit Company LLC vs. Derick W. Hunt, other civil Concrete Systems Inc. vs. Environmental Fluid, et al., other civil JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Disney Group LLC, et al., other civil General Electric Credit Union vs. Jamie Kelley and Douglas Vires, other civil Laurie Neal, et al. vs. Kevin Reed and Well Point Esurance, other civil Honda Financial Services vs. Gerald W. Daniels Jr. and Stephanie R. Daniels, other civil American Express Centurion Bank and Matthew Whalen, other civil Louise Wilson vs. Joe B. Ellis, other civil Cavalry Investments LLC vs. Timothy J. Sullivan, other civil Janice Cross vs. Meijers Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers, other civil Harris NA and David Abrams vs. Kycajo LTD, other civil Citibank NA vs. Brian S. Carter, other civil Capital One Bank USA NA vs. Frank A. Wilkens and Mary Wilkens, other civil

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Divorce

Steven E. Drew vs. Vanessa E. Drew Alex Breitfeld vs. Stevi Breitfeld Holly Millay vs. Maurice Heath Millay Robert M. Fehr vs. Angela Fehr Evelyn Marlar vs. Charles D. Marlar Portia K. Kabler vs. Jesus C. Matias Jarquin John L. Hiatt vs. Kelly Jane Hiatt Robert A. Wainscott vs. Amber Lee Wainscott Kimberley Ruffner vs. Bryan L. Ruffner Vela M. Seminatore vs. Darrell Lee Malone Liane R. Holcomb vs. Timothy Hol-

comb Deborah Prichard vs. Vernon Prichard Terri Gates vs. Rodney Gates Elizabeth A. Boaz vs. Brent L. Boaz Marcy J. Abshire vs. Douglas Abshire Laura G. Dolman vs. James A. Murphy Ana G. Parker vs. Ruven Parker Danielle J. O’Shea vs. Tyson S. O’Shea Ellis Halcomb and Crystal Shae vs. Austin Ryan Jacob Halcomb Gay D. Philhower vs. Devon C. Philhower Linda Wallace vs. Shawn Q. Wallace Walter F. Woolum vs. Lisa M. Woolum Jackie M. Eglian vs. John A. Eglian Sameer Brunstedt vs. Michael Brunstedt

Dissolution

Jody Young vs. Christopher Young Sheri A. Lang vs. Justin P. Lang Mark Richardson vs. Karen R. Richardson Vicky A. Fletcher vs. Richard W. Fletcher Frank Kennedy vs. Tanya Kennedy Loretta Earlene Toon vs. Christopher Bryan Toon Vera Smith vs. Ernest Smith Janet W. Rohrig vs. Sylvester W. Rohrig Jr. Penny Jean Gephart vs. Robert Charles Gephart Iryna Gouhin vs. William R. Gouhin Kimberly Maiden vs. Kevin Conry William Joseph Hoven vs. Andrea Jo Hoven Eric Fox vs. Krista Fox Anthony Back vs. Stephanie Back Heather Clark vs. James E. Clark Jr. Nicholas B. Hacker vs. Laura J. Soltis Karen S. Jones vs. Mark E. Jones Juliet Wright vs. Jeffrey A. Wright Gregory Allen Webb vs. Stacey Carol Stewart-Webb Donald A. Reaves vs. Linda R. Reaves Candida V. Jandes vs. David Paul Jandes Jr. Raymond Scott Riddle vs. Kimberly A. Riddle Jeanette T. Sullivan vs. Kenneth A. Sullivan Yalonda S. Feige vs. Timothy H. Feige

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Dustin Robert Niehaus, 28, 2232 Vine St., Cincinnati, theft, receiving stolen property, Miami Township Police. Michael Robert Donley, 52, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. James Kenny Helm, 36, 2191 Ohio 125 #183, Amelia, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Kyle Thomas Green, 26, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with specified concentrations of alcohol or drug in certain bodily functions, endangering children, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Mitchell Mathew Hardin, 23, 6110 Second St., Maineville, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug, aggravated possession of drugs, Union Township Police Department. Jennifer N. Sibert, 20, 3995 Benjamin St., Cincinnati, burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Jason Allen Bohl, 34, 640 Daniel Court 7E, Cincinnati, assault, Narcotics Unit. Howard D. Turner, 35, 950 Mohawk Trail, Milford, theft, Milford Police. Keith Dale Hounshell, 24, 3973 Picadilly Circle A, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police Department. Christopher Anthony Depuccio, 26, failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, making false alarm, driving under OVI suspension, resisting arrest, operation while under the influence of alcohol or drugs of with specified concentrations of alcohol or drugs in certain bodily functions, Amelia Police. Clint Brandon Irvin, 35, 3089 Crest Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Keith Allen Denier, 44, 2019 Adams Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Teresa L. Stacey, 35, 28205 S.W. 125th Ave., Homestead, Fla., nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Julienne Rae Strickling, 23, 1751 E. Ohio Pike #139, Amelia, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Ronald C. Eldred, 54, at large, notice of change of address, registration of new address, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Anthony Wise, 38, 1292 Ohio 756, Felicity, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Jennifer Louise Wise, 41, 1292 Ohio

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BUILDING PERMITS Residential

The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 13 Cedarwood Drive, Amelia Village, $96,830. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 52 S. Deer Creek Drive, Amelia Village, $73,320. Charles Laypool, Milford, addition, 1432 Whitaker Lane, Batavia Township, $25,000. James Wood Construction, Milford, addition, 4501 Olive Branch Stonelick, Batavia Township, $30,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1410 Gumbert Drive, Batavia Township; HVAC, 832 Danny Drive, Union Township. Fischer Single Family Homes II, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 3652 Highland Green, Pierce Township, $132,575; new, 1054 Logan Landing, $95,600. Daniel Cafasso, Cincinnati, deck, 4115 Durhams Crossing, Union Township.

Brant Ulsh, Cincinnati, deck, 897 Baccarat, Union Township, $5,250. Michael Igel, Batavia, deck, 1179 Farmwood, Union Township, $1,386. Hammer Rite, Cincinnati, addition, 4792 Timberknoll, Union Township, $20,000. Dave Wilfert Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 4460 Glen Willow, Union Township. Barnes Concrete Amelia, alter, 1020 Chanticleer Way, Union Township, $7,800. Anthony Rivers, Milford, alter, 1253 Duncan, Union Township. Rick Randall, Cincinnati, alter, 4486 Finney Trail, Union Township. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, new, 667 Hyacinth, Union Township; new, 930 Shireton, $135,000; 4121 Beamer Court, $129,000; new, 652 Hyacinth. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1167 Westchester Way, Union Town-

ship, $118,666. Samuel Powers, Amelia, deck, 5 Creekview Lane, Amelia Village, $2,000. Decks by Design Inc., Burlington, Ky., deck, 1419 Stone Fox, Batavia Township. Ryan Homes, Lebanon, new, 636 Hope Way, Bethel Village, $96,000. Dennis Moore, Bethel, alter, 2730 Ohio 222, Monroe Township. Fred Stewart, New Richmond, shed, 2340 Harvey Road, Monroe Township, $4,660. Harry Meese, New Richmond, pole barn, 1825 Grand Oak, Monroe Township, $7,600. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 311 River Valley Blvd., New Richmond Village, $75,700. David Goldbach, New Richmond, demolition, 405 Columbia St., New Richmond Village. Richard McFarland, Amelia, alter, 3164 Ohio 132, Ohio Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC,

885 Southerness Drive, Pierce Township; HVAC, 3095 Brandi Lane, Tate Township. Mary Peters, Batavia, deck, 4626 Shephard Road, Union Township. Michael Storck, Cincinnati, deck, 991 Burgess Court, Union Township. William Martin, Cincinnati, deck, 4181 Cannon Gate, Union Township. Brad Lindsey, Morrow, alter, 1157 Village Glen, Union Township. JL Construction, Goshen, alter, 4310 Lexington Green, Union Township. Willis Heat & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 4011 Brandychase, Union Township; HVAC, 3999 Brandychase. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 4271 Babson Park, Union Township; HVAC, 3876 Arbor Green Drive. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, new, 4110 Durhams Crossing, Union Township, $220,000; new, 4118 Durhams Crossing, $199,000; new, 4115 Foxglove, $199,000; new, 658 Hyacnth, $199,000.

Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Kentucky new, 1272 Misty Lake, Union Township, $89,700.

Commercial

Robert Meadows, Aberdeen, alterRuby’s Restaurant, 1065 Ohio 52, Aberdeen Village, $1,200. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., alter, 100 Woodside Park Drive, Amelia Village. G.A.R. Electric, Batavia, alter-electric meter, 3333 Huntsman Trace, Amelia Village. Russ Construction, Amelia, alterEagle Coach, 3344 Ohio 132, Pierce Township, $18,000. Robert Elza, Cincinnati, alter, 4495 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Union Township, $6,700. Martha McKinney, Amelia, alter, 1750 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. Sign-A-Rama, Cincinnati, sign, 1222 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. Doug Gumbert, Amelia, signs, 1750

Ohio 125, Batavia Township. Cochran Plumbing, New Richmond, alter, 324 Sycamore St., New Richmond Village. Johnny Hulsman Signs, Cincinnati, sign, 1721 Ohio 125, Pierce Township. Future Air Inc., Maineville, alter, 624 Ohio 125, Union Township. FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, alter, 650 Eastgate S. Drive, Union Township, $225,000. Luken Construction, Cincinnati, alter, 490 Ohio 125, Union Township, $5,000. Charles Simons, Cincinnati, garage, 3974 Randlolph, Union Township $15,000. ABC Signs, Cincinnati, sign, 4440 Gleneste Withamsville, Union Township. Studio for Architecture Inc., Lebanon, new-Clermont Senior Services kitchen, 2085 James Sauls Sr. Drive, Williamsburg Township, $680,000.

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Six high school students sang featured solos in the spring show of the Forest-Aires women’s chorus. The students won Forest-Aires scholarships last fall, which provided voice lessons during the school year. The students are, front row from left, Sara Hook of Turpin High School, Lauren Bridges of McNicholas High School, Annie Haskins of Turpin High School and Clare Gebhardt of St. Ursula Academy; back row, Charlie Ingram of McNicholas High School and Sam Ivers of Amelia High School.

REUNIONS Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: chesterberg@cinci.rr.com to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending. Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions.

June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact larrytuttle@gmail.com, or go to www.madeira1964.com.

The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site, www.twelfth.courts.state.oh.us\ne wdecisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read.

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Milford Class of 1970 – reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at garyndale71@ fuse.net or 831-4722. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at aj2mydad@yahoo.com, on facebook.com, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan.

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Princeton High School Class of 1965 – is having its 45th reunion Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11. For details, e-mail Sue at spa@fuse.net. Mt. Healthy Class of 1984 – is having a reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. For more information, e-mail MountHealthyClassof84Reunion@gmail.com. The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail centralbaptist2000@hotmail.com, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Earl Christopher, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell The appeals court reversed and remanded the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

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PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse 2B/2B Family Condos. Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. r 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE! www.SummerhousePC.com

In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Earl Christopher, presiding judge William W. Young, judges H.J. Bressler and Stephen W. Powell. The appeals court reversed and remanded the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

Anderson Hills Eye Care & Optical

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

Deluxe Check Printers employees – are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ yahoo.com for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136. Western Hills High school Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at whhs1970@live.com, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year.

Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on

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Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@ cinci.rr.com, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or suah@fuse.net or Ed Klein at EKlein5@aol.com for more information.

Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or bgriffis@cinci.rr.com.

Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at jyoung4256@yahoo.com or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at janicewilkins51@netzero.com.

756, Felicity, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. William Hackathorn, 36, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy, Narcotics Unit. Chad Steven Wood, 27, 164 N. Broadway St., Williamsburg, misuse of credit card, theft, Williamsburg Village Police. Ralph Hernandez Jr., 24, 525 Old Ohio 74 #6, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Richard Anthony Hunter, 41, 3433 Hallwood Place, Cincinnati, trafficking in marijuana, Narcotics Unit. Anthony Wayne Williams, 41, 4051 McClean Drive, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Brian Wayne Lay, 26, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road, Amelia, trafficking in heroin, Narcotics Unit. Colin Michael Doherty, 18, assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Caleb Sutherland, 31, 601 Edgecombe Drive Apt. 8, Milford, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. James W. Runions, 38, 3264 Struble Road, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Vincent Herbert Summers, 34, 6851

Shiloh Road, Goshen, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Francis Paul Vaske Jr., 31, 318 St. Andrews Court C, Cincinnati, theft, tampering with evidence, Clermont County Department of Job and Family Services. Brian Christopher Urk, 32, 1720 Old Silo Road, Loveland, possession of heroin, Milford Police. Genevieve Bailey, 31, 11 Carriage Station, Cincinnati, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Tyler R. Jacobs, 20, burglary, grand theft, safecracking, grand theft of firearms, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel Ray Muse, 21, 2730 Ohio 222 #46, Bethel, burglary, grand theft, safecracking, grand theft of firearms, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Bruce Ryan Crooker, 20, 2102 Harvey Road, New Richmond, burglary, grand theft, safecracking, grand theft of firearms, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or near ocean. Great locations & rates. www.hhi-vr.com. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit www.hhisland.info and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

HILTON HEAD Sea Pines Upgraded & very nicely appointed 3 BR, 3½ BA townhome on golf course & near beach. Reduced rates. Rented only by the owners. 513-874-5927

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com

Norris Lake ∂ Indian River Marina Floating houses, rental houses and pontoon boats. Call for summer specials, 877-302-8987 www.indianrivermarina.net.


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Community Journal

May 12, 2010

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