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New Kroger nearing completion Store is in Amelia and Pierce Township By Keith BieryGolick

AMELIA — A Kroger located in two communities at once “isn’t very common.” That’s what Rachael Betzler, Kroger spokesperson, said when asked about the Kroger Marketplace being built at 262 The Kroger in Amelia village and Pierce Township has not been finished, West Main St. KEITH BIERYGOLICK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS (Ohio Pike). Hart Nearly half of mayor. “We haven’t quite figured the new Kroger is located in It has not been determined that out yet. I’ve heard so many Amelia village while the other how the neighboring communi- rumors as to where the line will half is situated in Pierce Town- ties will divide revenue, Hart be drawn, whether it’s the locaship, said Todd Hart, Amelia said. tion of the cash registers or

but its fuel center opened Feb. 1.

what have you,” he said. “We’ll just have to see how it plays out. Either way, it’s a win-win for both (communities).” Other responsibilities, like


police jurisdiction will have to be worked out, too. “We’re getting ready for the Kroger right now,” said David Friend, Amelia police chief. “We’re responsible to get ready to take the call - both Pierce Township and us.” The Kroger fuel center opened Feb. 1 and is 100 percent in Amelia. “It’s been doing really well,” Betzler said. “Customers are really enjoying being able to use the Kroger points they’ve already accumulated at the other locations.” The 123,000-square-foot building has been built and the next step is to put blacktop down on the parking lot, Hart said. “They’re also getting ready to put shelving in next week,” he See KROGER, Page A2

Amelia to place dedicated traffic officer on Main Street By Keith BieryGolick

Nine Amelia High School students signed for the University of Cincinnati during an academic signing for Amelia’s top 25 achievers. From left are: Jonathan Mojica, Madeline Tzioumis, Gabriel Weaver, Mateo Oquendo-Chandler, Dale Luginbuhl, Erica Rosselot, Maria Kling, Courtney Hensley and Caleb Bisig. For more about the event, see Schools, A8. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Clermont Co. seeks grant for airport By Roxanna Swift

CLERMONT COUNTY — County commissioners recently authorized a grant application for an airport paving project. The project would add about 400 feet to the runway, providing a paved overrun runway safety area, said Doug Royer, deputy engineer for the Clermont County Engineer’s Office. An overrun safety area is designed to reduce the risk of damage to airplanes if they overshoot their

landing space. The total cost is $225,000, Royer said. Of the total, $202,500 is expected to be funded through Uible the grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Aviation. The grant would be matched by the county with $22,500 from the Airport Improvement Fund. “Is this in any way prepar-

ing for future expansion?” asked Commissioner David Uible. While the purpose of the project is to improve safety, the paving will be done in a way that meets specifications necessary to extend the runway at a later time, Royer said. “This is not officially extending the runway for doing any additional landings or aircraft,” he said. Uible earlier this year expressed interest in extending the runway to accommodate small business jets. The run-



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way, which is 3,600 feet long would need to be 4,500 feet to be used by business jets. Royer said the overrun project will put the runway within about 50 feet of the airport property line. “To go any further, you’d need to start acquiring additional property,” he said. If the grant is approved, the project should be complete by spring of 2014, but it could be done as early as this fall, Royer said. He expects to know by summer if the grant is approved.

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AMELIA — About one million vehicles drive through Amelia each month. Police Chief David Friend said a lot of those vehicles do not pay attention to speed laws. “We get a lot of rear-end accidents,” Friend said. “We’ve always had a traffic flow that was a real concern to people crossing the street. (Drivers) try to make those lights when they turn red and they speed.” Main Street is the village’s most congested area, and in an attempt to decrease crashes, the police plan to station an officer there who will be solely dedicated to traffic, he said. “Our problem is we typically only have one officer out there, and they have to deal with many other things besides traffic,” Friend said. “Our call volume is so high because we’re so populated. The officer does not always have time to write tickets because he is either taking a report, writing one up or investigating one.” Department officials presented the idea to council at its regular April 23 meeting. “We are starting a program, Amelia’s version of a (Selective Traffic Enforcement) program, where they pay officers to do traffic control in high-volume areas - which is Main Street for us - where vehicles don’t pay attention to the speed laws,” Friend said. “(Amelia) has done

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Clermont Co. residents stop man suspected of car break-in By Roxanna Swift

UNION TWP. — Three Clermont County residents May 12 stopped an alleged car break-in in Union Township and detained the suspect until police arrived. John Jevicky, 23, of Union Township was leaving the house of Ross Lehr, 22, about 3 a.m. Sun-

day, May 12, when he saw his Jeep lights were on, and someone was rummaging around inside it. Jevicky initially thought the person inside the vehicle was Lehr or their friend, Evan Handel, 21, of Milford, but he quickly realized it was neither of them. “I was shocked at first,” he said. Lehr was standing at


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the door ready to close it, when he noticed Jevicky’s reaction. “At first, I had no idea what was going on,” he said. When the man in the vehicle - Shay Eaton, 20, of Union Township - realized he had been seen, he fled on foot, Lehr said. Jevicky ran after him and Lehr followed. Jevicky caught up to Eaton and tackled him a few houses down, he said.


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from the Union Township Police Department arrested him. “If we didn’t stop him there, he could have gone on down the line and broken into more cars,” Lehr said. Eaton is charged with theft, possession of criminal tools and underage consumption, said Sgt. Scott Blankenship. Eaton also had open warrants through the Clermont County Sher-

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Eaton had knives, which Lehr took and gave to Handel who called the police. After bringing Eaton back to Lehr’s house to search a bag he had dropped, Eaton broke away and tried to jump over a neighbor’s fence across the street, Lehr said. Lehr again pursued him and tackled him off the fence, he said. He brought him back to his house, where officers

basic layout approved at previous stages. “We’re further developing the plans that we talked about last time,” he said. One possible change to the layout would include small medians on Main Street in front of the Clermont County Courthouse, he said. Council member Robert Handra expressed concerns about a median near the intersection of Main and Fifth streets. “After watching a number of semi-trucks come down Fifth Street ... I think an island would be unwise,” he said. Council would be throwing away money on an island at the intersection because trucks and buses turning onto Main from Fifth Street will tear it up, he said. Bezold said he will look again at the turning radiuses for the intersection. Since presenting a 30percent design to council in April, Burgess & Niple representatives have been setting grades to make sure everything matches up and looking at storm sewer connections, he said. Design elements for council members to consider include different styles of street lights and bollards, he said. A decision also must be made to construct sidewalks out of stamped asphalt or

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said. The location will become “one of the largest Krogers in the state,” Betzler said. A store in Centerville near Dayton is the largest, she said. Regardless, the store’s opening should drive other businesses into Amelia, Hart said. “Everything is in finalizing mode, but we’re hoping for some different restaurants and other (busi-

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this before, but that was funded by state money. Since a lot of that state money has dropped out, we are going to try to fund this ourselves.” Council members approved it 5-1. The program will start this summer, with money for an additional officer coming

Burgess & Niple senior civil engineer Don Bezold May 6 shows council members some examples of street light styles. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

concrete. Asphalt may be the best alternative for crosswalks because it would allow construction workers to pave the streets and crosswalks all at once, Bezold said. A stage area also may be added to the courthouse, with steps leading up to it from the side, he said. County commissioners had not yet seen or approved the modification, but they had expressed that they “like the idea of doing something,” with the courthouse entrance, Bezold said. Council members voted to approve the project as presented, with the understanding the plan will be amended as needed.

“It’s an ongoing project,” said council member Steve Staton. “There are going to be change orders throughout this.” Bezold will continue to the 100-percent complete design phase. Bids will be advertised in June, said village Administrator Dennis Nichols. Construction is expected to begin in August and be complete by May 2014. The project cost is $4.6 million, Bezold said. Council members approved the issuance and sale of $3 million in bonds to pay for the project. A $985,000 grant and a $1.3 million loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) will cover the remaining cost.

nesses),” he said, declining to detail specifics. “I know there is some stuff coming - I can guarantee you that.” Hart could only speculate about when the store would open - July or August, he said. And Betzler would only say Kroger was on track to hit its completion goal of “late summer/early fall.” While officials in the village are excited by the prospect of drawing businesses to the area, the opening of the new store also will culminate with the closing of two smaller

stores on Ohio Pike. Those locations will close the night before the new store opens, Betzler said. Despite the closings, the Kroger Marketplace will bring in 150 jobs to the area, she said. A Batavia resident filling up his car at the fuel center said he’ll go to the new Kroger, but would rather officials kept the other locations open. “I kind of like the little one,” said Don Miller, 69. “(The larger store) will bring in too much traffic. It’s just too big.”

from the village’s general fund, said Todd Hart, mayor. Friend said he had “no idea” how much money the program would need from the general fund, but didn’t estimate it would be much. “It is purely for safety measures,” Friend said. But with the money from speeding tickets, “We’re hoping (the program) pays for itself.” The public wants to

something done about the unsafe conditions for pedestrians, Hart said. “The biggest complaints I get from residents is the speed vehicles go in the village,” Hart said. “We’re not gonna pull you over for something small, but going 50 (mph) in a 35 (mph zone) is a bit much.” The additional officer will begin working on Main Street by the end of May, Friend said.



Former WWII bomber, POW receives medals By Chuck Gibson

Sgt. Frank Buschmeier was a waist gunner on the crew of “Miss Irish” when they flew their first mission March 3,1944. Nearly 70 years later, Friday, May 10, 2013, the 90-year-old World War II veteran received three medals he earned for his service. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup presented Buschmeier of Milford with the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and POW Medal during a ceremony at the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Batavia. All of Buschmeier’s children were on hand to see Wenstrup pin the medals on their father. A crowd of people joined grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family to watch the ceremony. “I am humbled and honored to be able to be a part of something like this,” said Wenstrup. “I loved the line from the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’ where they say: ‘Earn this.’ We need to earn what they’ve left for us. They laid it all out. I am just tickled to be any part of this.” William Buschmeier, Frank’s son, contacted Wenstrup to enlist his help in finally securing the proper recognition and medals earned by his father. Wenstrup said it meant a lot to play a role in getting the medals Buschmeier deserved, and to help preserve the memory of that generation. Wenstrup reflected on some of the heroic efforts of Buschmeier while he served in the 350th Bomb Squadron of the 100th Bomb Group. “Anyone who served in that capacity, served as a POW,” said Wenstrup. “Think of the strength he must have had within himself to be able to endure that. And then to come home and live a normal life as best they can. It’s amazing.” Buschmeier today uses a walker or his baseball bat crafted into a cane, to help him stay steady on his feet. The bright cheery smile stretched across his face would light up any room. If the family hasn’t told you, he’ll quickly warn you that once he gets started, there’s no stopping him from sharing his stories. Yet, like so many from “The Greatest Generation,” Buschmeier is humble about the medals. “I didn’t really do anything to earn them,” he said. “I just turned 20 when I went overseas.” During the ceremony, Bill Buschmeier of Anderson Township, shared a little about how his dad earned those medals with Second Lt. Pilot John Gibbons and the rest of the crew of the B-17G Flying Fortress, named “Miss Irish.” Like the mission March 4, 1944, despite a call back due to weather, the crew pressed on to complete the first bombing of the capital of Germany. Just two days later, the crew flew one of the most costly missions of all. “What a historic day,” said Bill Buschmeier. “On 06 March 44, they took off once again for Berlin in the B-17 named “Miss Irish” This day proved to be one of the most costly missions of the 8th Air Force; losing 69 heavy Bombers and 14 Fighter aircraft that day. It was an almost continual running battle with the Luftwaffe; to and from the target.” The “Miss Irish” came home in one piece that day. Such was the intensity of their aerial combat, General Doolittle told them he knew of no other crew that received such a baptism of fire. Then came March 19, 1944. The “Miss Irish” was scheduled to fly an easy mission they called a “milk run” because there would be little flak and no fighters. They were going to bomb V1 rocket sites on the French coast. “However, while over the coast they began to encounter German 88mm flak,” recounted

Frank Buschmeier displays his World War II medals during a medal ceremony at the Tri-State Warbird Museum Friday, May 10. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A print depicts members of the “Miss Irish” crew from World War II. From left are: Waist gunner Frank Buschmeier, pilot John Gibbons and radio operator Ed Walker, who was killed in action when the “Miss Irish” was struck by an 88-mm German Luftwaffe flak March 19, 1944. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The children of World War II veteran Frank Buschmeier together with U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup during the ceremony to present Frank with medals he earned for his service. In front, from left are: Nancy Brennan, Bill Buschmeier, Frank Buschmeier, Wenstrup, Linda McGearry and Chris Beuerlein. Back row: Sons Rick, Mike and Bob Buschmeier. CHUCK GIBSON/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Bill Buschmeier, in his remarks during the medal ceremony. First there was a burst at the front of the plane, a second at the back, and then a dead-on strike blast into the radio room, nearly blowing the aircraft in two and instantly killing the radio operator. The blast left a 7-by-12-foot hole in the plane. By the time Buschmeier turned around, the body of radio operator Ed Walker had disappeared through the hole. “I called the pilot and said the whole radio room has been blown away,” Frank Buschmeier recalled. “He came back into the bomb bay and all he could see was the English Channel down there, and the water.” Pilot John Gibbons couldn’t swim, and knew quite well he couldn’t doggie paddle the English Channel. The crew did whatever they could to keep the aircraft from breaking up. Buschmeier somehow spliced severed crucial control cables back together. Gibbons regained control of the plane. The crew threw out weapons, ammunition and released bombs out of the bomb bay into the sea. As their pilot pointed the crippled aircraft toward the nearest airfield, he ordered the crew to bail out. They refused to jump; sticking with him all the way. Buschmeier still says it was the smoothest landing ever. “I always had faith in him,” Buschmeier said. “He was a

great pilot; calm, cool, and collected guy. He didn’t get excited. I flew with other guys that would panic. That’s the reason I said he was the greatest pilot to sit behind the yoke of the B-17. He was one hell of a pilot. That was John Gibbons.” Frank Buschmeier flew many missions with other pilots once Gibbons tour of duty was over. As missions numbered into the 30s - 35 missions were required to complete a tour of duty - he was often awakened at 2:30 a.m. to start the next mission. His mind wandered to the unthinkable as he shook off sleep and began to prepare. “Is this the day I’m going down,” he wondered then. “Am I gonna be wounded? Am I gonna be killed? What the hell is going to happen? After a little while, it wears off because you’re getting ready to go. That takes your mind off it.” Then, on his 34th mission, just one shy of the required 35, Frank Buschmeier was shot down over Germany. Several of his crewmates were captured and immediately hung from the trees and killed. He suffered a leg wound, was captured, taken prisoner, and then survived nine months as a prisoner of war. “After I was captured, a civilian kept hitting me in the face with a pistol and I was all bloody,” said Buschmeier, recalling the start of his ordeal. Two guards grabbed Buschmeier and held him for hours be-

fore calling him to come. “Come what,” he responded at the time. He says they told him they were taking him to a hospital. “You’re going to take me out in the woods and shoot me,” he said he felt sure that was his fate then. He felt the terror. “I felt sure that was what was going to happen.” They took him to a hospital, put two stitches in his seveninch leg wound, spread sulphur on it, and wrapped it with crate paper. He was put in a ward with the Luftwaffe pilots. “I walked in there and no animosity was shown at all,” he said. “They almost sat up at attention in their beds. I’m sure they felt: ‘I knew what I went through, I’m sure you went through the same thing.’ Why should we fight now? It’s over and done with.” In that moment, nearly 70 years ago, Frank Buschmeier knew they were all just men. But it was not over and done with. He was moved to another building and remembers being led down steps into a dungeon. He was locked in a six by eight room with an iron door which had a hole with a slide open door to talk through. “What they did was come back and stick a pistol through it,” he said. “I’d stoop back in the corner to make it damn hard for them. You’d have to be a damn good shot.” Buschmeier was held in a German Stalag prison camp

near the Baltic Sea. There were four compounds with thousands of guys there. Once a month they were allowed to go get a book from a library. His leg wound hadn’t healed enough to walk over to get a book. One of the other guys shared his books with him. “He could read real fast,” said Buschmeier. “He’d read a book then give it to me. Then the Red Cross sent footballs over, and softballs. I remember we were playing football. I was this crippled guy that couldn’t run two steps.” It was months before his leg healed enough for him to even walk; he never thought about escaping. Just before they were liberated in April 1945, the Russian Guerillas were closing in. The end was near for the Germans. Buschmeier tells how Colonel Hubert “Hub” Zemke brought his captivity to an amazing end. “Zemke talked to the German commandant,” Buschmeier recalled. “He said ‘You know it’s all over. Tell you what, tonight at midnight take your guys and get out of here and I’ll take over the camp.’ That’s what they did.” The next day, Zemke sent runners out to pick up the American mines. They opened the doors and guys just started running. Some went sight-seeing all over the country. Buschmeier doesn’t know how some of them ever got back. What did he do? “I stayed right there,” he said. “The Russian Guerillas were in the town. You could hear their tommy guns ‘brrr-att, brr-att’ all night long.” Finally C-46 cargo planes came in and flew them out of there. Buschmeier said they were taken to some place called “Camp Lucky Strike” up on the French coast. Everyone slept in tents. There was one huge tent nicknamed “Grand Central Station.” “Everybody walked in there looking for buddies,” said Buschmeier. “I walked in there one day and a guy tapped me on the back. I turned around and here it was kid from back home.” Back home is exactly where Buschmeier went. His grandfather was one of the founding fathers of Terrace Park. It wasn’t long before he met Elaine at a LeBlond Machine company picnic. They married, had children and lived out as normal a life as possible. Elaine passed away three years ago at the age of 87. Friday, May 10, 2013, Wenstrup pinned three medals on the pocket of Buschmeier’s pink shirt. “Pink was Elaine’s favorite color,” he said. “I wore this to honor her memory.” With all his children there to honor him, maybe Frank’s son said about his father: “I am so lucky,” Bill said. “It is so important to us because, even though it was such a short period of time, it was such an impact on his life.”



BRIEFLY Veterans night

The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, in cooperation with the Clermont County Veterans’ Services Commission, invites all Clermont and Brown County veterans and their families to a free Family Night (rain or shine) on Flag Day, Friday, June 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Clermont Family YMCA, 2075 James E. Sauls Drive in Batavia. There will be a complimentary dinner, door prizes and family activities. Bring your swim suit or work-out attire. To attend, RSVP to 513-7249622 or email by Monday, June 10.

Pre-diabetes class

Mercy Health has scheduled a pre-diabetes education class at Mercy Hospital Clermont for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3000 Hospital Drive. Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before diabetes. It means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood sugar level of 100-125 mg/dl indicates pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that allows people to take action to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Cost is $20 per class, payable in advance by cash, check or credit card. Call 513-956-3729 to register.

Special meeting

The West Clermont board of education has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Union Township Civic Center. The board will meet in executive session for the purpose of considering the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of a public employee and any other action as may properly come before the board.

Gas inspections

Duke Energy, through its vendor, The Southern Cross Co., will conduct mandatory interior gas meter and line inspections in area homes and small businesses. Inspections will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and will run through early October. The inspections maintain compliance with federal pipeline regulations, and help ensure Duke Energy is able to deliver natural gas to its customers in a safe and reliable manner. The Southern Cross Co. will attempt to call customers about one month before inspectors are scheduled to be in an area. If no one is home when inspectors arrive, a door hanger will be left instructing customers to call 866-609-9864 to schedule an appointment.

Southern Cross Co. employees will: Carry photo ID cards at all times, wear yellow safety vests with their logo and have signage on their vehicles identifying the company Customers may also contact Duke Energy at 800-544-6900 to verify a contractor’s identity.

Memorial Day

Watch for Memorial Day photos on May 27. The Community Press will be at numerous parades and events that day to share photos with the community.


The Clermont County Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Doris Wood Library, 180 S. Third St. in Batavia. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 723-3423. The June program is about Camp Dennison and the Civil War. What was Camp Dennison like during the Civil War? What was it like for our ancestors who were there? Historian Gary Knepp will give an overview of Camp Dennison’s place in the Civil War.

Flag retirement

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, along with members of Boy Scout Troop 452, will have a retirement ceremony of American flags from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Union Township Civic Center Amphitheatre, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Flag etiquette suggests that American flags should be retired if they are old, dirty, faded, tattered or torn. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate, as well as to bring any flags they want retired.

Nominees sought

The League of Women Voters is looking for a few good women. To be more precise, League members would like to honor Clermont County women volunteers who demonstrate strong leadership and commitment in their efforts. Each year, at the Suffragist Dinner, the League in Clermont County celebrates the history of women leaders, beginning with leadership in voting rights and continuing into all areas of community life. A major part of the evening consists of honoring each of the nominees for her volunteer leadership. The culmination of the evening is the recognition of one of these women with the presentation of the Orpha Gatch Award. Orpha Gatch was a Suffragette who marched, chained herself to courthouse doors and fought for the right to vote before marrying John Gatch and moving to Milford, where

she became a civic leader and helped form the original League of Women Voters in the county. Nominate a Clermont County woman for her volunteer leadership by visiting Click on “Nomination Form” and complete and submit your nomination before June 28. The Suffragist Dinner will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Receptions in Eastgate.

Dress for success

Workforce One of Clermont County unveiled a new partnership program with the Dress for Success Cincinnati mobile unit earlier this year and now it’s time for another free event. The launch event was a huge accomplishment and will now offer the service locally on a bimonthly basis. In March, 25 women were scheduled for fittings and paired with a personal shopper; each participant received a professional suit along with accessories, shoes and a handbag. Shonya Agin, a supervisor with Workforce One of Clermont County said, “Dress for Success Cincinnati is an empowering program and we are eagerly looking forward to our future events.” Contact Melanie for a May appointment at 9433740.


Glen Este Trojans Youth second-grade Cheer Squad is hosting a Dine2Donate At Applebee’s. Dine at Applebee’s, 4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road in Eastgate, every Friday through June 28 and present a flyer to donate 10 percent of the bill to the cheer squad. Download a copy of the flyer at http://

Count butterflies

Get outdoors and join in the only Butterfly Count in Clermont County. Styled after Christmas Bird Counts, all butterflies in a 15-mile circle centered around East Fork State Park are counted. With so much territory, volunteers are needed. Meet at the Corps Visitor Center on Slade Road at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8. We will break into groups led by veteran butterfliers who are happy to share their knowledge and visit locations filled with flowers and butterflies. Bring water, snacks and a packable lunch if you plan to stay past lunch. Also bring field guides and close-focus binoculars if you have them, but not nets. The group will gather for refreshments and a final tally at the visitor center about 3:30 p.m. This count is sponsored by the North American Butterfly Association, an organization that promotes awareness of butterfly conservation, observation and education. A $3 participation fee is collected by NABA. For more information

about this program and to register, call the Corps Park Ranger at 513-7976081 or go to The Corps Visitor Center is at 2185 Slade Road just off Ohio 222 about five miles south of Batavia.

Murder mystery

Clermont Senior Services will host a “Whodunnit” charity event at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, inside RSVP at Wards Corner, 453 Wards Corner Road in Miami Township, featuring Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg. The “Crime & Pun-ishment” Murder Mystery Dinner is the Murder Mystery Company’s award-winning 1920s gangster-land mystery dinner. Prepare to enter Mafia Don Lou Zar’s Speakeasy, where there are plenty of gangsters, flappers and freshly bootlegged drinks. Social hour features Murderous Meatballs, Killer Cocktails and To Die for Basket Auction. Dinner will feature carved tenderloin of beef, fresh turkey breast, mashed potato bar, grilled potatoes and deadly desserts. Cost is $50 per person. A table of eight is $350. Make reservations online at or call 724-1255 by May 31. Dress attire is business casual. Sponsors are Superior Care/Plus Superior Home Care and National Bank & Trust.

Secretary of state

A representative for Secretary of State Jon Husted will be in Clermont County from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Amelia Public Library, 58 Maple St. The goal is to give citizens an opportunity to learn more about, and stay connected with, the Secretary of State’s office in an informal and accessible setting.

Family Fun 1

The Clermont County General Health District staff will host the third annual Clermont CAN Family Fun 1 Run/Walk Saturday, June 1, at Spencer Shank Park, 70 Robin Way Drive in Amelia. There is no cost to participate. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. A health fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Health screenings will be offered including height, weight and BMI measurements. Wilfert Farmers Market will offer produce and other products. The Ohio State Extension Office Family Nutrition Program will offer a food demonstration. Green Bean Delivery will provide free fruit for all walk/ run participants. “The Family Fun 1 is a free, one mile run/walk promoting physical activity as a fun way for the entire family to spend time together,” said Clermont

CAN coordinator Denise Franer. “Clermont County has so many great local parks which are wonderful places for the entire family to participate in fun, healthy activities.” There will be music and drawings for prizes for run/walk participants. Raffle prizes include a 20inch bike and scooter from Kevin’s Bikes and Sales in Sardinia, Ohio, and bike helmets from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to be raffled with the bike and scooter. Other prizes include a round of golf for a foursome at The Golf Course at Stonelick Hills, three Clermont YMCA one-month memberships, Cincinnati Nature Center passes, UC Clermont promotional items, a pet care basket from Family Animal Hospital in Batavia, a crockpot donated by the Batavia YMCA and maple syrup from the Clermont County Park District. For more event information, call 732-7499 or visit

Story time

EastGate Mall has formed partnership with West Clermont schools. Each month, teachers from elementary schools throughout the school district will devote a Saturday morning to reading stories to children of all ages at the EastGate Mall play area. The next event is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18. These events are free, open to the public, and families with children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Future events will feature meet and greets with costumed characters and give-a-ways.

New members

The Clermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently welcomed two new members: Kim Patton, president and CEO of HealthSource of Ohio, Inc., and Felix Leshey, club manager for Sam’s Club in Eastgate. Patton earned her master’s degree in health services administration at Xavier University. She has15 years of hospital experience in pulmonary medicine. She has been with HealthSource of Ohio for 19 years, nine years as HealthSource’s vice-president of clinical services and operations and 10 years as CEO. Patton also serves on the Ohio Shared Information Services Board and as board chair for the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers. Leshey leads a team of 10 managers and 150 associates who serve wholesale and retail member needs in the eastern Cincinnati and surrounding counties. Prior to joining Sam’s Club (Walmart Stores Inc.), Leshey worked for the Dallas County Community College District for six years with the e-commerce team and as an adjunct faculty for the Eastfield

College Campus teaching marketing. Leshey also serves as the president of the Felix Leshey Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships, hunger relief in children’s hospitals and malaria prevention. This is based in Rockwall, Texas, which serves those in need within the United States and Cameroon, Africa. He is a member of the Outreach Committee of Agape Baptist Church and a former board member of the Salvation Army and the Dallas Heritage Village. Leshey attended El Centro College in Dallas for two years and transferred to Texas A&M University Commerce where he received bachelors and a masters degrees in management sciences.

New voter tool

Secretary of State Jon Husted recently launched a new voter search tool as part of an ongoing effort to enhance the resources available to Ohio voters at The updated online search enables Ohioans to more easily check their voter registration information, including voting address and polling location, which previously had to be done using two separate online tools. “As Ohio’s elections team works to ensure a fair and secure elections process, voters have a responsibility to ensure they are properly registered and know where to vote,” Husted said. “This new tool will allow voters to easily check their information and know where to go to cast their ballots.” The process by which a voter accesses the new system also has been simplified. Voters now need only provide their first name, last name and county. Prior to this update, users were required to input information into several fields to access information.

Contract OKed

The Clermont County commissioners voted recently to approve a contract with KBA Inc. of Cincinnati for an evaluation of the old Clermont County Courthouse’s existing lower level. Wade Grabowski, county facilities management director, said the adult probation department has run into space issues because of its caseload and is considering moving into the lower level of the Old Courthouse, 270 E. Main St. in Batavia. Cost of the evaluation will not exceed $4,000. “It’s $4,000 I don’t like to spend, but feel it’s necessary because of the felony matters adult probation handles,” said Grabowski. He said expanding into the lower level would enable anyone entering the department to be screened at the existing entrance and save the county the $70,000 to have a deputy stationed at adult probation.

Wenstrup asks constituents to share IRS information As the House Ways and Means Committee begins oversight hearings to investigate political targeting at the IRS, U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup’s (R-2nd District) office is collecting any and all information directly related to alleged IRS misconduct from constituents.

“Nobody is above the law, and everybody must be equal under the law. I find it unconscionable that the IRS was targeting Ohioans for their political persuasions. IRS practices led to one constituent being singled out by name in agent questions to unrelated 501(c)

(4) applicants. It is a chilling reality that IRS agents were targeting private citizens to suppress and delay the unrestrained exercise of free speech,” Wenstrup said. “I call on any of my constituents who have information that may help the House investiga-

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Byczkowski, the bank’s communications officer. Marissa Abernathy, a spokeswoman for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, said Lawson’s mortgage payments will be recycled by Habitat for Humanity to support future home-building projects. “(Lawson’s) investment of time and Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s investment of funds represent Habitat’s mission of providing a ‘hand-up’ and not a ‘handout’ to hard-working families in need of simple, decent and affordable housing across the Tri-State,” Abernathy said. Lawson said she and volunteers did as much of the rehab work on the house in New Richmond as possible, including painting and pulling up and removing carpets. “It was a lot of hard work, but it was a lot of fun, too,” said Lawson, who has children and grandchildren and is unsure whether she will live alone in the house. Byczkowski said over the years, Federal Home Loan Bank has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build 109 homes in the Greater Cincinnati area, with grants of more than $1.2 million.

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Amelia High School’s top achievers May 1 were recognized as they signed for colleges and universities. In front from left are: Rachel Bender, Maria Kling, Erica Rosselot, Melanie Wolfer, Katherine Kelly, Erin Robinson, Colten Eberhard, Holly Ortalano, Caleb Bisig, Spencer Burton, Benjamin Owens and Madeline Tzioumis. Middle row: Courtney Hensley, Katelyn Meece, Jonathan Mojica, Capri Kowsky, MaryJean Murrell, Gabriella Ferro, Danielle Lang and Andrew Clolinger. Back row: Rebecca Cass, Alexandra Gabriel, Mateo Oquendo-Chandler, Gabriel Weaver and Dale Luginbuhl. Missing are Anthony Martinez and Daniel Svintsitski. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Amelia’s Top Achievers sign for colleges UNION TWP. — Amelia High School students and staff May 1 recognized the 2013 Top Academic Achievers as they signed to attend colleges and universities. While the event typically honors the top 25 achievers, 27 students this year were selected, as the result of multiple ties. Honorees are: Katherine Kelly, University of Kentucky; Capri Kowsky, Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati; Rebecca Cass, Brigham Young University, half-tuition scholarship; Rachel Bender, Capi-

tal University, Presidential Scholarship and Capital grant; Spencer Burton, Case Western University; Erin Robinson, Eastern Kentucky University, Founders Scholarship; MaryJean Murrell, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dean’s Scholarship; Colten Eberhard, George Washington University, University Admissions Scholarship and guaranteed grant; Danielle Lang, Georgetown College, Trustee Scholarship; Gabriella Ferro, Harding University, Academic

Achievement Scholarship; Katelyn Meece, Miami University, RedHawk Excellence Scholarship; Holly Ortalano, Miami University, RedHawk Excellence Scholarship and Bridges Scholarship; Andrew Clolinger, Northern Kentucky University; Melanie Wolfer, Northern Kentucky University; Alexandra Gabriel, University of Alabama, UA Scholarship Award; Caleb Bisig, University of Cincinnati; Erica Rosselot, University of Cincinnati; Maria Kling, University of Cincinnati; Mateo

Oquendo-Chandler, University of Cincinnati; Gabriel Weaver, University of Cincinnati; Jonathan Mojica, University of Cincinnati; Madeline Tzioumis, University of Cincinnati; Dale Luginbuhl, University of Cincinnati; Courtney Hensley, University of Cincinnati; Anthony Martinez, University of Cincinnati; Benjamin Owens, Wright State University, Competitive Honors Scholarship; Daniel Svintsitski, University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

Kline shares West Clermont reduction plans By Roxanna Swift

UNION TWP. — West Clermont schools will cut about $1.5 million in 2013-2014 to balance the budget. Superintendent Keith Kline shared his reduction plan at the school board recently. In the district office, reductions include salary adjustments, one less secretarial position and replacing assistant superintendent positions with director-level positions, Kline said. Human resource duties will continue to be outsourced with the Clermont County Educational Service Center. “That (outsourcing) will save us, moving forward, about $35,000 a year,” Kline said. A staff member from central enrollment will transfer to the district office to replace retiring superintendent secretary Becky McCammon. Duties will be shuffled within the central office to replace the central enrollment position, Kline said. District office reductions are expected to be about $148,462, he said. Kline will eliminate non-instructional periods at the high schools. Teachers must be given one planning period per day, so they will be required to teach six of seven periods, he said. “It’s important to me as the instructional leader of the district to make sure that we’re using our resources as effectively as possible,” he said. “For that reason, it’s important to me that our teachers are teaching every period that they can.” Staff will be reduced in the high school virtual programs, he said. Amelia and Glen Este high schools will go from two virtual teachers each to one. Seven total positions will be reduced in the high schools. Many are expected to occur through resignations and retirements, Kline said. An average of 27 students per class will be established in the high schools and middle

schools, he said. “Do we know what the average class size is state-wide?” asked board member Tammy Brinkman. “I think it’s a good Beamer number. I just wanted to know where that was stacking up (against others).” Kline said the average recommended by state officials is 25. The average can be affected by multiple factors, including district financial status. “Twenty-seven is a pretty manageable number,” he Brinkman said. About $630,000 in reductions will result from these changes, Kline said. Changes in the middle schools include balancing staff and implementing a middleschool model schedule, Kline said. The schools now are staffed disproportionately for student populations and operate similar to high schools. At the April 8 board meeting, Kline proposed a schedule with four, 60-minute class periods for core subjects and three, 40-minute “encore” periods. “Encores” would be used for enrichment, intervention and electives. The change offers students more transition between elementary and high school schedules. Kline also will implement a teaming structure at both middle schools. Each will have three teams of four core teachers at each grade level. To do this, each school needs 42 teachers. This will require an additional 2.5 teachers costing an additional $205,000, Kline said. Two elementary school teacher positions will be eliminated, he said. He anticipates this will be achieved through

retirements and resignations. Kline also plans to change elementary school testing. Rather than a fifth-grade SAT assessment, Kline Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments will used in second through seventh grade. MAP assessments will help evaluate teachers and measure student progress more effectively, and it will save the district about $11,000. “We’re getting much more bang for our Young buck,” Kline said. “It’s a better test.” Board member Jo Ann Beamer expressed concern about eliminatining the fifthgrade SAT assessment. “Unless you know for sure that it (MAP) is that good, or going to be that good, then let’s have both, or maybe not contemplate throwing that (SAT) out,” she said. Kline said other districts, including Sycamore and Talawanda, are switching to MAP, and it has been “thoroughly vetted” by West Clermont curriculum and special education staff. “It’s nice to know that they will be assessed with the same tool consistently over that period of time,” said board president Doug Young. Elementary school reductions are expected to total $151,000, Kline said. Transportation reductions include the four less bus routes and five bus monitors, he said. The bus route changes will require more efficient routing. School start and end times may need adjusted to accommodate changes in bus schedules, he said. If necessary, the adjustments should be minor. Cost reductions for trans-

portation are expected to be about $308,000. Teacher, tutor and aide reductions will be made in special education, based on enrollment needs, Kline said. The district currently has several aide positions that will not filled, he said. He is working with Director of Special Education Laura Nazzarine to consolidate staffing, while staying within Individualized Education Program (IEP) guidelines. Board member Denise Smith expressed concern about fluctuations in special education needs. “Will we be able to make sure that we reinstate people if the need arises?” she asked. Kline said the reductions are based on projected enrollment, and if changes occur, the board will be updated, and accommodations made. Reductions in special education are expected to save about $312,000, he said. Reductions in operations include three less custodial positions, freeing up about $162,000, Kline said. Technology reductions are being worked out, but the Kline anticipates one less technology position. He also plans to cancel the district’s membership to the Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association. Amelia Elementary School’s fiber connection also will be moved from Time Warner to Cincinnati Bell through the Hamilton/Clermont Cooperative Association. The switch will increase bandwidth and save the district about $17,000 per year, Kline said. Kline estimates a cost reduction of $59,000 in technology costs, but some details still are in the planning stages. He expects to have a plan in place in the next couple weeks. District officials are moving forward with the established reduction plans, he said. No vote was required from the board to proceed.

» Capri Kowsky of Batavia is the winner of a $44,000 college scholarship, said Ohio State Senator Joe Ucker (RMiami Township). Kowski will use the award to attend The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati in Media Arts & Animation. Uecker nominated the Amelia High School senior for the Legislative Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) in cooperation with 52 participating colleges and the Ohio General Assembly. » Emily Nalepka of Batavia has received a Presidential Scholarship from Xavier University. The daughter of Laura and Pari Nalepka, she will graduate from McNicholas High School this spring, and is active in National Honor Society, cheerleading, gymnastics and choir. Nalepka plans to major in nursing. » Williamsburg resident Christopher S. Morford the recipient of a $6,000 Academic Achievement Scholarship to attend Wilmington College, where he plans to major in athletic training. Morford, a 2013 graduate of Williamsburg High School, is the son of Scott Morford and Jenny Morford. His activities and honors included: Football, weight lifting, Pathways Grant recipient.

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Batavia High School junior Jessica Pelfrey has been accepted to attend Ohio Business Week 2013 at Ohio Dominican University. This is an week-long residential summer opportunity for high school students from around the state to gain hands-on experience with business and entrepreneurship in a fun college setting. Each student accepted to attend is awarded a $500 scholarship from a local business or community organization to cover 60 percent of the cost for meals, housing and materials. Students are asked to pay a $350 commitment fee. Financial aid is available to those who cannot afford to pay the full fee. The application deadline is May 31, 2013. The Ohio Business Week Foundation is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1988 to provide high school students from across Ohio with hands-on experience in the American free enterprise system. At the conclusion of the program, educational scholarships are awarded to students who display exceptional leadership, community service and entrepreneurial skills. Ohio Business Week 2013 will be held at Ohio Dominican University June 23 to June 29 and Youngstown State University July 28 to Aug 3. For more information, visit


Chatfield College in St. Martin and Cincinnati conducted its 42nd commencement exercises May 11. Clermont County graduates who received associate degrees were Angela Handra, Goshen; Brittany Holton, Goshen; Megan Housh, Bethel; Jennifer Ireton, Williamsburg; Julie Peters, Loveland; Dallas Pickelheimer, Amelia; Matthew Voto, Goshen; and Ricky Wilson, Willamsburg.



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2013 all about 2014 for Lady Wildcats By Tom Skeen

Brady Potrafke of Amelia comes into third hot just under the tag from Winton Woods third baseman Mari Martinez. The Lady Barons defeated the Lady Warriors 12-2 in five innings. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

what kind of killed us, we didn’t hit well.” The evidence was clear. The Lady Barons hit Winton Woods in the tournament and couldn’t score against Milford. Amelia’s pitchers were freshmen Kendall Kaiser and Maggie Block. When Block wasn’t pitching, she contributed in the infield or behind the plate. “Kendall was the No. 1 because she had the most experience,” Throckmorton said. “Maggie was coming on strong. She just didn’t have as much experience as Kendall. We made her a pitcher before the season. She’s primarily a catcher.” To help Throckmorton’s tan-

Amelia catcher Dana Caldwell throws down to second as the Lady Barons faced Winton Woods May 14. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

dem tossers, Hannah Fletcher is scheduled to return next See BARONS, Page A11

Amelia pitcher Kendall Kaiser goes into her windup against Winton Woods. The freshman picked up the win as the Lady Barons rolled 12-2 in five innings. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


By Tom Skeen

» New Richmond’s doubles team of Matt Rydzewski and Zach Manning advanced to the Division II district tournament, which begins May 23 at the ATP Tennis Center in Mason.

Tournament baseball

» Behind a 3-for-4 effort from senior Ryan Gormley, Batavia took down Reading 10-9, May 13 in Division III sectional action. Kyle Schmitgen finished the day 4-for-4 with a double for the Bulldogs. The team’s season ended May 15 after a 10-0 loss to Summit Country Day. » Williamsburg took down Deer Park 5-4, May 13 in Division III sectional action. The Wildcats’ season came to an end May 15 with a 15-0 loss to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. » Top-seeded New Richmond opened Division II sectional play with a10-4 victory over Wilmington May 14. Levi Simpson tossed a complete game to lead the Lions to an 11-4 victory over McNicholas, May 16 in Division II sectional action. The Lions will play fellow SBC opponent Goshen May 23 in the sectional finals. » Glen Este beat Sycamore 10-6 in the Division I tournament on May 14. Senior Austin Istvan got the win and struck out eight. He also homered and drove in two runs. Sophomore Peyton


Lady Barons softball should improve with age AMELIA — A softball season that began with six freshmen on the roster and lopsided opening losses to Loveland and Sycamore, finished with a co-league championship for Amelia. After a 4-2 loss to Western Brown May 8, Amelia came back to defeat the Lady Broncos 13-11 to share the Southern Buckeye Conference-American Division. In that game, the Lady Barons trailed 6-0 in the first inning, then rallied back with 11 runs in their next two at-bats, with sophomore Elena McDonald belting a grand slam. When Western Brown tied the game at 11, senior Brady Potrafke ended the contest with a tworun homer in the bottom of the seventh. Potrafke was a key bat for coach Kelly Throckmorton’s squad all season. “She came up big in a lot of clutch situations,” Throckmorton said. “She had six homers, several triples and doubles.” In addition to Potrafke’s pounding, senior Jennae Chappell, junior Dana Caldwell and sophomore McDonald all swung potent bats over. 400. “It was a group effort,” Throckmorton said. “The young freshmen chipped in by getting walks or hits. Every one did a job to help us win.” In the tournament, the Lady Barons run ruled Winton Woods 12-2 on May 13. However, the season came to an unfortunate end on May 15, when they were shut out by Milford 10-0. Hitting was crucial to Amelia’s success over the season, along with defense. Two of Throckmorton’s ninth-graders shared time in the pitching circle. She knew they would give up runs, but felt her girls could counter. “It all depended on if they could hold us in the ballgame,” Throckmorton said. “To be successful, you’ve got to hit. This year we came around and scored runs. In the past, that’s


Tournament volleyball

» McNicholas High School defeated league rival Roger Bacon in the regional finals of the coaches association tournament. The Rockets advance to the final four Memorial Day weekend. New Richmond starting pitcher Levi Simpson throws a pitch against McNicholas in the second inning of the Lions’ 11-4 victory over McNicholas, May 16, at New Richmond High School in Division II sectional action. JOSEPH FUQUA II/COMMUNITY PRESS

Burdick was 2-3 and also went yard.

Tournament softball

» Amelia beat Winton Woods 12-2 in five innings on May 13. Freshman Kendall Kaiser had the win and sophomore Elena McDonald was 4-4 with a double and a run batted in. The Lady Barons season came to a close

Collin Couch of Glen Este serves one up during a Division I sectional contest May 16 at the ATP Tennis Center in Mason. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

on May 15 with a 10-0 loss to Milford. Amelia ended the season 14-8. » Glen Este’s season ended May 15 with a loss to Colerain 3-1. The Lady Trojans finished 12-10. » McNicholas High School had an opening-round bye May 14. The Rockets dropped a 13-3 decision in five inning against Western Brown in the second round May 16.

Regular season softball

» Glen Este blanked Amelia 11-0 in six innings May 14. Brooke Parker got the win and struck out 11. Junior Bailey Miller was 2-4 with a pair of home runs and five runs batted in.

Regular season tennis

» Senior Tanner Spears and junior Nick Herron of Batavia took home first-place in No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, at the Tom Ball Southern Buckeye Conference Invitational May 15 at Western Brown. » Batavia defeated Goshen 4-1, May 13. The Bulldogs lost three games in singles action.

WILLIAMSBURG — Youth and injury make for a bad combination in any sport. Despite those challenges, the Williamsburg softball team put together a 10-13 season and challenged a very good Fayetteville Perry team in the sectional tournament before losing 10-6 to bring their season to an end. “… It was a good learning experience for next season,” coach Rick Healey said. “… We weren’t too far from a (junior varsity) team and we still held our own.” Throughout the loss to Fayetteville, Healey ran out six freshmen and a sophomore, which bodes well for the future. “If we are having this same conversation next year, hopefully it will be about winning a sectional championship or something,” Healey said. “I’m excited about the future and disappointed we didn’t do better but considering what we had to work with, they did all I could ask of them.” Despite breaking her ankle sliding in to home plate May 2 in a loss to Bethel-Tate, sophomore Kennedy Clark has a bright future ahead of her. In 63 plate appearances she hit .540 with 14 RBI and two home runs. “… Even the night she broke her ankle, she led off the game with a home run,” Healey said. “That is the kind of year she was having.” Freshman Moran Gullet may have had the most impressive season considering her age. In her first year of varsity ball she hit .514 with a team-leading 25 RBI. “She is a solid player,” the coach said. “If she works and stays at it, she could play some college ball somewhere. She has the skill level to do that and that is the exciting part.” As one of the more experienced players on the Lady Wildcats’ roster, junior Hannah Klein was expected to be a leader for Healey. After letting off the gas midway through the season when things weren’t going great for the team, Healey had a chat with his leader about how to set an example for the young girls. “I let her know if she doesn’t step up and lead these kids it’s not going to get done,” he said. “She took it to heart and she did. After (the loss to Fayetteville) I heard the girls talking about summer ball and doing stuff in the fall. If they could start all over tomorrow they would.” While a new start tomorrow is out of the question, when the Lady Wildcats kick off 2014, their entire roster, with the exception of one senior, is back.


MAY 22, 2013 • COMMUNITY JOURNAL • A11 Childress Rodgers Stables riders qualify for national finals. They are Dayle de Graaf, Kendra de Graaf, Emily Romano and Madison Tondangjoue.



Childress equestrian riders qualify for nationals

The Childress Rodgers Stables Interscholastic Equestrian Association riding team finished the 2012-2013 season. The high school and middle school teams both had a very successful season competing in zone 5. Both teams made it through regional finals to zone finals and the middle school team and two individual riders qualified for National Finals this past weekend in Syracuse, N.Y. The riders who qualified for national finals showed against the top 20

riders in their division from all over the United States. Nationwide, there are more than 7,500 riders competing for those spots at finals. In IEA competitions, the participants ride horses supplied by the show and do not get a chance to practice before they show. This format makes it more economical for rider’s to participate in horse shows, but also adds a degree of difficulty. The Childress Rodgers Stables Middle School

team that qualified for national finals consists of Dayle de Graaf, seventh grade; Kendra de Graaf, seventh grade; and Emily Romano, eighth grade. The individuals from Childress Rodgers Stables who qualified are Dayle de Graaf and Madison Tongdangjoue, ninth grade. IEA is available for riders in grades 6-12 at several Cincinnati area barns. Learn more about lessons for all ages, camp and IEA team activities at


girls that all saw substantial playing time in their first varsity seasons. Mackenzie Hultz started in center field, Kylie Schultz in right and Jordan Dickerson swung between JV and varsity as a catcher. Add in Kaiser and Block and Kristin Meyer, who was injured,

and Amelia returns some promising young talent. There’s also more to come. “We’ve got some girls that will come up and help us from the JV squad,” Throckmorton said. “I think we’ll be good to go here. I’m very proud of all of the girls.”

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spring as a junior. The freshman back-up to Shelby Engle in 2012, Fletcher played travel volleyball this year. She’ll join a group of

Meg Ramsey signed to play softball for Anderson University in Indiana. Meg has played softball for Miami Valley Christian Academy for the past three years and has received a scholarship. MVCA coaches Dan Ramsey and Larry Robinson joined her as she signed her letter of intent along with many of her softball teammates. THANKS TO JODY HILSHER/MVCA


St. Xavier students signing letters of intent includ, from left: Front, Ryan Berning, Richmond University, lacrosse; Michael Momper, Bellarmine, cross country; Brandon Hart, St. Louis University, cross country; Dominic Bellissemo, Wheeling Jesuit, soccer; and James DelGado, Columbia University, swimming; Standing, Ben Hopper, College of Wooster, swimming; Steve Russo, Miami University, swimming; Ian Wooley, Yale University, swimming; Alex Shirk, Depauw University, lacrosse; Grant Johnson, Williams College, swimming; Cameron Young, Denison University, swimming; Jack Hendricks, The Ohio State University, swimming; Micah Bledsoe, Lipscomb University, soccer; Garrett Campbell, University of Cincinnati, football and Ty Domhoff, Purdue University, football. THANKS TO ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL



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Remembrance ribbons for cancer come in all colors but our reminder is a happy, healthy 8-year-old named Rebecca. Just a few weeks past her second birthday, our “munchkin” was diagnosed with ALL, acute lymphoma leukemia. Only parents who’ve heard that diagnosis can understand the fear and the terror. Some of Rebecca’s ongoing symptoms that summer included an almost constant ear infection, scrapes that wouldn’t heal, and especially the bruising for no apparent reason. Bandages for her “owies” were just a part of life.

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By Thanksgiving 2006, our princess had lost her energy, her appetite, and when you gave her a hug, she’d cry out in pain. The next day her mother asked the doctor to check for anemia. By midnight she was admitted to the oncology unit at Children’s where she stayed for weeks. Her best friend was her IV pole she named “Sammy.” The LORD heard our prayers. Recently she told me that in just one more year doctors may say she’ll be cured. . To celebrate, we invite runners and walkers to sign up for Becca’s 5K Run-for-the-Cure Saturday, June l, at Legendary Run. For more information, call the Pierce Township Police Department at 752-4100 or visit

country as business owners who oppose them. Every city in the U.S. has hundreds of unions with which to contend, each one wanting a piece of pie. Just booking a meeting at a hotel in a big city costs dozens of times more than common sense would dictate. Fees must be paid to multiple unions as workers from each union perform mundane tasks that could all easily be completed by a single worker. Right to work is a reaction to union greed. Judy Carpenter Pierce Township

Kasich is a problem

As a Miami Township resident and public school educator, I voted for and am delighted by the passage of the Milford school levy on May 7. I have concerns, however, not with the fiscal responsibility of the district, but with policies in state government that continue to increase the burden of taxes on middle-class property owners and wage earners like myself, while alleviating the load on corporations and wealthy constituents. The district is losing $4.5 million in revenue from the state. This is a new trend in Ohio, thanks to Governor Kasich. According to Policy Matters Ohio, this shortfall leads to issues such as larger class sizes, reduced course offerings, laid- off staff, less materials for classrooms and increases in “pay-to-play” requirements for extra-curricular activities. At the same time, Kasich’s policies are benefiting corporations and the rich by decreasing their tax burden. It’s been said that it’s easy to tell what a person or entity val-

Libbee Bennett Monroe Township

Right to Work

Leonard Harding’s May 15 article about right to work was typical. The sarcasm started immediately with his little poem. He blames all work-related problems on “Republicans” and “TeaPers.” News flash: Many Democrats also support right to work. Union workers struggle to make a living just as non-union members. Many people work multiple part-time jobs because unions have made outrageous demands that impede business owners from keeping employees on a full-time payroll. Union demands often burden businesses more than their profit bases can support. Comparisons between unions and chambers of commerce or other organizations are pointless - they’re rabbit holes. Union bosses are as big a part of the wage problem in this

Physical activity, nutrition “CAN” contribute to sound mental health For decades, physicians have touted the benefits of exercise toward long-term health. But did you know that physical activity and good nutrition is a first-line defense for mental health as well? Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Lori Watkins Health COMMUNITY PRESS Awareness GUEST COLUMNIST Month. Pathways to Wellness - this year’s theme of May is Mental Health Month -calls attention to strategies and approaches that help all Americans achieve wellness and good mental and overall health. Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health. Whatever our situation, we are all at risk of stress given the demands of daily life and the challenges it brings - at home, at work and in life. Steps that build and

maintain well-being and help us all achieve wellness involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community. These steps should be complemented by taking stock of one’s well-being through regular mental health checkups. Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic reading of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically includes a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common - roughly one in five Americans have a mental health condition - they are very treatable. Fully embracing the concept of wellness not only improves health in the mind, body and spirit, but also max-


imizes one’s potential to lead a full and productive life. Using strategies that promote resiliency and strengthen mental health and prevent mental illness and substance abuse conditions lead to improved general health and a healthier society: Greater academic achievement by our children, a more productive economy, and families that stay together. Clermont County Family and Children First (FCF) promotes collaboration among local service agencies to ensure that children and their families receive the most appropriate services to meet their mental health needs. For additional information about local mental health resources, visit the Clermont County Mental Health & Recovery Board at As a member of Clermont CAN, FCF supports local activities that encourage wellness through increased activity and better nutrition. CAN meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Clermont County Health District, and anyone interested is invited to attend. Find more information about Clermont CAN at

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Lori Watkins is the program manager at Family & Children First in Clermont County.

ues by the way he (or it) spends his (or its) money. From the beginning of Kasich’s tenure, his values have been made crystal clear in his disregard for public education and services, public employees and middle-class families. Christina Conover Miami Township

Watergate? Déjà vu

Benghazi … IRS … Justice Department: Anyone who doesn’t believe these blatant atrocities originated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is either a raging liberal or a blithering idiot. (Pardon the redundancy). Woodward and Bernstein, we need you now! John Joseph Clermont County Tea Party Goshen Township

Yes, union busters

So Called Right to Work legislation is meant to bust the unions and John Joseph’s second-hand horror stories do nothing to argue that fact. Certainly the abuses he cites are not union specific. In my experience union members worked just as hard as I did to help generate the profit that our company enjoyed. I can add that every pay raise and benefit I was given was bargained for and won by union members first. Corporate profits rose in 2012 by 18.6 percent while employee wages remain stagnant. As many companies back away from paying a living wage or offering health benefits, their fortunes are being subsidized by the public assistance these workers need to survive. Corporate America loves a quietly desperate workforce. Ohioans need to see the danger in So Called Right to Work.

Unions exist because the majority of workers vote for that representation. Their voices are more effective when joined together. They have that right and anyone who does not want to participate has the right not to apply there. Right to Work legislation will result in taking away the human dignity of being heard in the workplace. Apparently, dignity does not fit the Tea Party demographic. Karen Marotta Batavia

Thanks for support

As president of the Milford board of education, I would like to extend my personal thanks to the community for their support of Milford schools on May 7. Our levy committee did a great job of communicating the critical nature of the levy this year. With our continuing reductions in state funding and our budget over the past 5 years, we had reached the point that any additional reductions would have had a devastating effect on the quality of education that we can provide our students. With the reductions that have been made, we have been able to continue our excellent educational program only through the efforts of our dedicated staff who continually take on more and more work to compensate for our spending reductions. We appreciate the fact that you understand this and were willing to support excellent education in Milford. Thank you very much. David Yockey Milford Board of Education Miami Township

CH@TROOM May 15 question Should Ohio’s legislature pass a right-to-work law? Why or why not?

“Yes, Ohio should be a right to work state as it already is in at least one school district I used to work for. “My current employer offered me a job at $4.50 an hour, plus tips, plus excellent benefits to which I graciuosly accepted their offer without the union’s involvement. Now the union wants to come into my place of employment and cannot guarantee anything to which I don’t already have, but if they are successful in infiltrating then I have no choice but to join and fork over a portion of my check for dues. “This choice should be mine to make if I want to join as well as other hard working people who choose to perform and have timely attendance instead of having to be protected because they are lazy or dont want to show up. If public sector employees, such as the classified employees of Finneytown School District, have the choice of not belonging to the union, then private sector employees should have the same choice?” Vernon Etler

“Absolutely! We are at a big disadvantage to most states in the South and now to Indiana and Michigan. That loud sucking sound that you hear is the sound of all those Ohio jobs going south, west, and north. “Where are the Republican office-holders on this? Where is

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there backbone? It was for issues like right-to-work that they were elected and now you can’t find them with a search party.” T.H.

“I think Ohio needs to make sure they can get the labor market down so that everyone not in a white collar job is considered an at-will employee and can be let go or fired at anytime with no protection of a union or access to affordable legal counsel. “This protects the business owners, helps the shareholders and will ensure a supply of cheap labor. If a worker feels they’re being treated too harshly or the conditions aren’t good, then as an owner I can just get rid of that bad seed and quickly bring in a replacement. “Labor isn’t scarce, but there is always room for maximizing profits and breaking up unions is one way to ensure that profits can be maximized and wages kept very low.”

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L IFE Clermont County to celebrate COMMUNITY JOURNAL



Memorial Day with many events


emorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our nation. Clermont County residents will observe the day with a variety of events.


American Legion Post 773 is sponsoring a parade Monday, May 27, along Main Street. The parade begins at 8 a.m. Line up is just west of Chapel Road near Tire Discounters at 7:30 am. It will finish in front of Amelia Elementary School, 5 E. Main St., where there will be a short program. The parade will include the Amelia High School band, Scout organizations and a firing squad will be on site


The Clermont County Veterans’ Service Commission and Batavia American Legion Post 237 will host the annual county Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27. The parade will line up beginning at 11 a.m. at Aztec Plumbing, 140 W. Main St. in Batavia. The parade steps off at noon. Anyone interested in participating can call the veterans’ services office at 732-7363.

The Williamsburg Fire Department participated in the village’s 2012 Memorial Day parade. LISA J. MAUCH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Members of American Legion Post 406 will visit several locations Memorial Day, May 27. The visits will start at10 a.m. at the Early Settlers Burial Ground, 321 N. Main St. The members then will go to the Old Bethel Church in the state park East Fork Lake State Park for a tribute to sailors lost at sea, and to the memorial behind the Midway Theater in Bethel and finishing at the Tate Township Cemetery. Members of the Old Bethel Church will conduct a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the church, just north of Bantam, Ohio, on the East Fork State Park property. The service will end in time for the American Legion Service for veterans buried in the adjoining cemetery. The Kinner Express will provide music.

Scouts and Scout leaders from Troop 415 in Milford prepare to march in the 2012 Milford Memorial Day Parade. From left are Sterling Briggs, Brice Briggs, Virginia Briggs, Collin Briggs, Scoutmaster Robert Rokey and Paul Hanna. JOHN SENEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Goshen Township

Line up for the annual Memorial Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m. at Marr/Cook Elementary School, 6696 Goshen Road. The parade ends at the Goshen Cemetery on Main Street and a ceremony will follow.


The annual Memorial Day Parade is planned for Monday, May 27, assembling at Victor Stier Post 450. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. stopping at the Memorial Park on Main Street. It will proceed east on U.S. 50 to Greenlawn Cemetery. A small contingent will follow to St. Andrew cemetery for a remembrance ceremony. The parade committee hopes to make this a bigger parade for living veterans and also for the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The committee invites representatives from all wars and conflicts. To participate, call Mark Chandler at 831-0198. The committee invites the parents of fallen heroes to participate. Contact Jo Ann Weigel at 404-6880 to take part. Also invited are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups and organizations. Call either number for details.

Barry Metzger places flowers at the Felicity cemetery in honor of Memorial Day 2012. THANKS TO RALPH ADAMS

Miami Township A Memorial Day concert is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 27, in the “Spirit of ‘76 Park” inside Miami Meadows Park, 1546 Ohio 131. Featured will be Mike and Vickie Long of Mt. Orab with a 1922 Tangley Calliope playing patriotic songs; John Hale of New Richmond; retired Cincinnati Symphony pianist Patsy Meyers; Clermont County historian Gary Knepp; and Town Crier Bill Knepp. Bring lawn chairs and refreshments. Admission and parking are free.

Franklin Chapel, Nicholsville, Monroe (Nicholsville), Ten Mile, Pierce Township, Mt. Pisgah, Moreland, St. Peter’s, Samarian, Watkins Hill, Green Mound and Old Tyme (New Richmond Founders Cemetery). The memorials are: Moscow Veterans Memorial, Grant’s Birthplace, American Legion Post 550, VFW Post 6770 and New Richmond Veterans Memorial. The visits will conclude at 1 p.m. with a service at the New Richmond Veterans Memorial near the bandstand, Front Street and Susanna Way.

New Richmond

Union Township

Members of the Veterans Color Guard of New Richmond will visit 16 cemeteries and five memorials Monday, May 27, beginning at 8 a.m. The cemetery stops, in order, are: Collard, Moscow, Mt. Zion, Laurel,

The Vietnam Veterans of America, Clermont County Chapter 649, will hold a 24-hour vigil in honor of Memorial Day. The opening ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, and the closing remarks will be at 2

p.m. Monday, May 27. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate. During the vigil, chapter members and volunteers will place American flags atop white crosses set up in honor of military personnel who fought and died in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. State Senator Joe Uecker will be the event speaker. For more information, call George Kinnaird at 675-9276.


American Legion Post 72 will host a Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. in Withamsville Monday, May 27. Gather at the Withamsville Church of Christ, 846 Ohio Pike, across from the fire station on Ohio Pike at 9 a.m. All Scout and church groups, businesses are invited to participate. The parade will leave the church and travel down Ohio Pike to Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Legion members will lead a Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery. Legionnaires, Sons of the Legion, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will decorate the graves at the cemetery prior to Memorial Day. The Amelia and Glen Este bands will participate in the parade and perform at the cemetery. All are invited to come out and show support for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and remember

those serving the country today. For further information, call Commander Ron Hartman, 5289909 or 377-8240. Anyone who wants to be part of the parade should be at the church for lineup.


Memorial Day activities include a parade and visits to several cemeteries Monday, May 27. Members of American Legion Post 288 will visit these cemeteries: Greenberry at 8:15 a.m.; Bloomroseat 8:40 a.m.; Taylor-Chapel at 9:15 a.m.; New Harmony at 9:40 a.m.; Clover at 10 a.m.; and Concord at 10:30 a.m. The parade lineup will be 11 a.m. at Williamsburg Community Park and Main Street. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a short ceremony on the bridge at Main Street for the men who went down at sea in ships. The parade will proceed to the Williamsburg Cemetery on Gay Street. All service organizations are welcome to participate.

Willowville Elementary School

Willowville Elementary students will participate in a parade from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 24, on the school grounds. Students will march around the building, listen to guest speakers and sing songs. The public is invited to attend.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 23 Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing. $38 per month. Presented by Jazzercise Milford. 476-7522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive, Series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support offered to safely perform variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. For seniors. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Miami Township.

Holiday - Memorial Day American Legion Post 318 Poppy Giveaway, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Receive a free red crepe paper flower to symbolize, honor and remember veterans that lost their life serving our country. Benefits American Legion Post 318 veterans’ service programs. Free; donations accepted. Presented by American Legion Post 318. 233-4400. Anderson Township.

Nature Animal Tales, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

Recreation Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For trucks, Jeeps or off-road vehicles. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 4450 Eastgate South Drive, Inside Jungle Jim’s International Market Eastgate. Area schools can register to earn money back on all purchases by their students, parents and teachers shopping at express store. Benefits Local schools. 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

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

FRIDAY, MAY 24 Business Classes Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, 1596 Ohio 131, Fish sandwiches, chicken fingers or six-piece shrimp dinner. Includes coleslaw and French fries. Carryout available. $5.50 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 5752102. Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Items available a la carte. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m.,

Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Yoga that begins and ends in chair. Standing poses when applicable. Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Zumba with KC, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bethel Community Center, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Leming House, 5951 Buckwheat Road, Summer Rackley leads highintensity workout. Latin dance steps. Ages 18 and up. $25 for six weeks. Presented by Miami Township Parks and Recreation. 248-3727; Miami Township.

Holiday - Memorial Day American Legion Post 318 Poppy Giveaway, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, Free; donations accepted. 233-4400. Anderson Township.

Music - Acoustic Mike Combs and Bill Galvin, 6 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

Music - Blues COLD Tuna, 8 p.m.-midnight, Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Acoustic/electric rock-n-blues from members of the Tuna Project. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Holiday - Memorial Day

Bikes in Bloom returns to the Milford and Miami Township community May 26 through July 4. The garden art project is sponsored by the Greater Milford Events and Arts Council. The Miami Township Civic Center's “Art Blossoms,” pictured, won the Best in Show award at the 2012 Bikes in Bloom. For more information, call 831-4192 or visit PROVIDED.

Music - Country Tana Matz, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Free. 843-6040; New Richmond.

Nature Homeschool: Wilderness Survival Basics, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Primitive skills instructor Brian Truitt delves into hierarchy of survival: shelter building, water purification, fire making and food. For ages 10 and up. $55, $40 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Small Wonders, 10 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Worms. Registration required online by May 24. Hands-on activities, crafts and outdoor adventures to spark an early interest in nature. For Ages 18 months-2 years. $5, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Join certified trainers for Group X-Fit class to improve your conditioning and strength. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

Festivals Local Fest, Noon-5 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Artwork of local artisans and their wares, bites and light fare from local food vendors and music by Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.


Holiday - Memorial Day

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

American Legion Post 318 Poppy Giveaway, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, Free; donations accepted. 233-4400. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Benefits Heels and Hounds, 4-7 p.m., Wags Park, 3810 Church St., Complimentary light bites, refreshments, mini pet spa services, treat taste-testing, giveaways, cocktails and shopping. Puppy fashion show at 6 p.m. Free swag bag for first 100 attendees. Benefits Brown County Animal Shelter. $10, $5 members. 322-5432; Newtown.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Mat Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, 267 Mount Holly Road, Focus on core strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. $6 drop-in or 10 classes for $50. Presented by Yoga with Sharon. 237-4574. Amelia. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, 930 Lila Ave., Spinning Studio. Keiser M3 indoor bike with magnetic resistance. Ages 18 and up. $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford.

Nature Spring Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Meet in parking lot. Join bird guide and hike trails. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and dress for weather. Ages 18 and up. Members free; nonmembers pay daily admission. 831-1711. Goshen Township. Snake Count, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Search for snakes along the trail and record data for the Center for Snake Conservation’s citizen science project. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Anderson Township.

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

Runs / Walks Full Moon Walk: Flower Moon, 9 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meet at Rowe Woods Kiosk. Hit trails at night with full moon and natural history readings. For ages 8 and up. $8, free for members. Registration required. 831-1711; Union


Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

SUNDAY, MAY 26 Art Openings Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and pedals are decorated with plants and flowers for display throughout the Milford, Miami Township and Terrace Park areas. Locations at website. Programs with locations, People’s Choice Award ballot and information are available at local businesses listed on website. Exhibit continues through July 4. Presented by Greater Milford Events & Arts Council. 831-4192; Milford.

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

Music - Acoustic Steve Free, 8 p.m., Green Kayak Market and Eatery, 204 Front St., Old Lodge Stage. Awardwinning singer/songwriter. Free. 843-6040; greenkayakmarket. New Richmond.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, For old, restored, high performance or car with a story. Free. 831-5823; Milford.

Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

MONDAY, MAY 27 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, Unused bicycles, tricycles, Big Wheels - anything non-motorized with wheels and

Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 8:40 a.m., Mount Moriah Cemetery, 686 Mount Moriah Drive, Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps,” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Union Township. Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 9:05 a.m., Veterans Park -- Anderson Township, 8531 Forest Road, Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps,” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Anderson Township. Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 10:55 a.m., Clough Pike Baptist Church, 1025 Clough Pike, Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps,” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Amelia. Anderson Legion Post 318 Memorial Ceremony, 9:05 a.m., Five Mile Chapel, 7769 Old Five Mile Road, Cemetery. Honoring military veterans with Color Guard and Rifle Squad, placing small flags and flowers on representative veteran’s graves and a rifle salute and playing of “Taps,” Presented by American Legion Post 318. 474-4194; Anderson Township.

Recreation Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Parking lot. For imports, custom vehicles, rat rods, cruisers, high performance, Corvettes or Mustangs. 831-5823; Milford.

Religious - Community Monday Meals, 6-7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1950 Nagel Road, Community meal. Free, donations accepted. 474-4938. Anderson Township.

Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet popsicles, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. Presented by Loveland Farmers Market. 683-0150; Loveland.

Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 Art & Craft Classes Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

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

Health / Wellness TriHealth Mobile Mammography Screening, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Loveland Family Medicine, 411 W. Loveland Ave., No. 102, Digital screening mammography. Registration required. Presented by TriHealth Women’s Services Van. 5696565; Loveland.

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

Shopping Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

THURSDAY, MAY 30 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Drink Tastings Paired Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers that pair well with each. Music and artwork on display in gallery. $19.75. Reservations required. Through June 27. 888-288-0668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. SilverSneakers, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 12:30-1:15 p.m., Miami Township Civic Center, 478-6783. Miami Township.



Jeep and Truck Night, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

Exercise Classes Chair Yoga, 9-10:10 a.m., Yoga with Sharon Studio 1, $6 drop-in or $50 for 10 classes. 237-4574. Amelia.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area

FRIDAY, MAY 31 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.



‘Restaurant’ column with two cloned recipes Talk about multi-tasking. I was writing this column when my husband, Frank, called out from the garden to inspect the rows of corn. “It’s coming up spotty,” he said, and blamed the robins for plucking Rita seedlings Heikenfeld out of the RITA’S KITCHEN ground. While I was out, I decided to pot up some of Mom’s peppermint to plant around her and my Dad’s graves for Memorial Day. Then I went back in to finish my column. Ten minutes later I got called out again, this time to plant another row of potatoes. So it has been one busy morning. I’m not complaining because I know the little bit of planting we’re doing now will morph into an abundant harvest. Today’s column could be called “the restaurant issue,” since the recipes shared are from famous eateries.

Opera cream cake “like” Knotty Pine on the Bayou A few years ago, a Western Hills reader shared her version for this customer favorite from Knotty Pine Restaurant in Kentucky. “So close you won’t be able to tell the difference,” she said. Christine V. is just the latest of readers who continue to request the recipe, so I finally made it myself. After tasting it, I wondered why I waited so long! I made a few changes dependent upon

what ingredients I had. Those are in parentheses. You choose which ingredients appeal to you. Don’t be put off by the list of instructions, the cake comes together easily and would be perfect to tote to that Memorial Day picnic. Because it’s baked in a jelly roll pan, it isn’t a real high riser, and is very moist. The browned butter icing elevates it into the kind of cake that begs for “one more bite.” How many does it serve? I got 16 servings and could have gotten more. Cake Whisk together and set aside: 2 cups sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt

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This reader-submitted recipe for opera cream cake tastes just like the cake at Knotty Pine on the Bayou. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

butter turns tan color and you see specks of light golden brown on bottom. This takes a few minutes. Remove from heat right away, stir browned bits in and pour into bowl to cool. To cooled browned butter, add and beat until fluffy (it will look lumpy at first): 1 pound powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 6-8 tablespoons whipping cream (I used evaporated milk)

Cool, then add sugar, flour and salt mixture, and blend well. Then beat in:

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Batter will be thin. Pour into sprayed jellyroll pan and bake in preheated 400 degree oven 20 minutes. Icing: Boil until golden: 11⁄2 sticks butter (I used unsalted)

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Combine all of the ingredients, except oil and lemon. Put in a small food processor. Chop briefly until all ingredients are about the same. Stir in oil and lemon juice. To serve: Combine about 11⁄2 teaspoons spice blend to 3 to 4 tablespoons additional olive oil on a small dish. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Father Bill Stockelman recently celebrated his 35th anniversary of becoming a priest. He was ordained May 6, 1978, and he celebrated with members of his parish, St. Bernadette in Amelia. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER

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It can be scary getting calls from bill collectors. But it can be even scarier if the calls are coming from fake bill collectors. Many make it sound as if you’re going to be arrested unless you pay them now. But if you know what to expect, you can handle it without a problem. Larry Brondhaver of Anderson Township said he received such a call recently. “I was told there’s going to be papers delivered to me by the sheriff. They tried twice to deliver the papers and nobody was here they said. ‘Will

allegedly owed by his son. “They want me to make a payment, and they want it for him. It’s for a bill he supposedly owes to U.S. Bank,” he said. Brondhaver then did something everyone should do. He asked for proof of the debt, allegedly owed by his son. Soon, he received a letter in the mail. “It says they want to settle with you for less than what you owe, of course. For my son they want $352 processing fee now, right now. That fee will carry over for another month,” he said. Brondhaver talked

with his son about this and said, “What really got my son was they knew the last four numbers of his Social Security number. They knew the last four numbers, and they have his U.S. Bank account number.” A close look at that letter shows it’s not from a real debt collector. Under federal law debt collectors must use specific language in these letters saying, “This is an attempt to collect a debt.” In addition, they must state you have 30 days to send a written statement disputing the debt. That language wasn’t in the

letter send to Brondhaver. “Luckily there was no money sent, but my concerns are people that will. These guys are very, very dramatic. Everybody in the office is very dramatic. They say, ‘You’ve got to do this now, or else’,” Brondhaver said. A U.S. Bank spokeswoman tells me the bank doesn’t know anything about Martin and Associates, adding this firm was not hired by the bank to collect its debts. So I called Martin and Associates and asked who they are working for, but

they wouldn’t answer that. There are lots of complaints about this company on the Internet. All say the company claims to be collecting on behalf of U.S. Bank. The Federal Trade Commission says you should never confirm or give a caller your personal or financial information. Brondhaver has reported this incident to the Ohio Attorney General. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Who Gets Free TV: Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free over the air TV channels. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call: 1-888-752-7147 OHIO - Today’s announcement by CompTek has the Free TV Hotlines ringing off the hook. That’s because Cincinnati area residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication are getting Free TV channels thanks to an amazing razor-thin invention called Clear-Cast™. Cincinnati area residents who call the Toll Free Hotlines before the 48-hour order deadline to get Clear-Cast can pull in Free TV channels with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. This announcement is being so widely advertised because a U.S. Federal law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to receive these over-theair digital signals for free with no monthly bills. Here’s how it works. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device with advanced technology links up directly to pull in the Free TV signals being broadcast in your area with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. Clear-Cast was invented by a renowned NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame scientist who currently holds 23 U.S. Gov’t issued patents. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in developing antenna systems for NASA, Motorola, XM Satellite Radio and companies around the world. His latest patent-pending invention, ClearCast, is a sleek micro antenna device engineered to pull in the Free TV signals through advanced technology with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills. “Clear-Cast is being released to the general public because we just don’t think people should keep paying for TV when they can get it for free,” said Conrad Miller, Manager of Operations at CompTek. “There’s never a monthly bill to pay and all the channels you get with Clear-Cast are absolutely free. So you see, Clear-Cast is not like cable or satellite. It was engineered to access solely the over-the-air signals that include all the top rated national and regional networks, like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and about 90% of the most watched TV shows like America’s Got Talent, NCIS, 60 Minutes, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelorette, Person of Interest, CSI, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, Sunday Night Football plus news, weather and more all for free with no monthly bills,” Miller said. “That’s why Clear-Cast is such a great alternative for everyone who is sick and tired of paying expensive cable and satellite bills every month,” he said. “People who get Clear-Cast will say it feels like getting an extra paycheck every month. You see, with Clear-Cast you’ll receive free over-the-air broadcast channels with crystal clear digital picture, not the cable or satellite only channels. So being able to eliminate those channels puts all the money you were spending back in your pocket every month,” Miller said. And here’s the best part. The sleek micro antenna device called Clear-Cast is so technically advanced it pulls in even more of the channels being broadcast in your area for Free with no monthly bills. That way you can channel surf through the favorite TV shows. The number of shows and channels you’ll get depends on where you live. People living in large metropolitan areas may get up to 53 static-free channels, while people in outlying areas will get less. That means even if you’re in a rural area that just pulls in NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS broadcasts there’s hundreds of shows each year to watch for free. Consumers report that the crystal clear picture quality with Clear-Cast is the best they’ve ever seen. That’s because you get virtually all pure uncompressed signals direct from the broadcasters for free. Clear-Cast was engineered to link up directly like a huge outdoor directional antenna but in a lightweight, slim-line package. Its sturdy copper alloy and polymer construction will most likely far outlast your TV. It just couldn’t be any easier to get Free overthe-air digital TV shows with Clear-Cast. Simply plug it into your TV, place Clear-Cast on a window pane and run autoscan. It works on virtually any model TV and is easily hidden out of sight behind a curtain or window treatment. Thousands of Cincinnati area residents are expected to call to get Clear-Cast because it just doesn’t make any sense to keep paying for TV when you can get hundreds of shows absolutely free. So, Cincinnati area residents lucky enough to find their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the Free TV Hotline before the 48-hour deadline to get Clear-Cast that pulls in Free TV with crystal clear digital picture. If lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered. !

How to get Free TV: Listed below are the Cincinnati area zip codes that can get Free TV channels with no monthly bills. If you find the first two digits of your zip code immediately call 1-888-752-7147 beginning at precisely 8:30am this morning. Today’s announcement photo above shows just a handful of the major over-the-air broadcast networks you can receive with Clear-Cast for free. It saves a ton of money by not picking up expensive cable only channels like ESPN so there’s never a monthly bill. This is all possible because a U.S. Federal Law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to use Clear-Cast to pull in Free TV channels with no monthly bills. CompTek is giving every U.S. household a 50% off discount to help cover the cost of Clear-Cast. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device is a one-time purchase that plugs in to your TV to pull in Free TV channels in crystal clear digital picture with no monthly bills. Each Clear-Cast normally costs $98, but U.S. households who beat the 48-hour deadline are authorized to get a 50% off discount for each ClearCast and cover just $ 49 and shipping as long as they call the Free TV Hotline at 1-888-752-7147 before the deadline ends or online at Trademarks and programs are the property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with or endorsing Clear-Cast.


Alabama 35, 36

Colorado 80, 81

Hawaii 96

Kansas 66, 67

Massachusetts 01, 02, 05

Alaska 99

Connecticut 06

Idaho 83

Kentucky 40, 41, 42

Michigan 48, 49

Arizona 85, 86

Delaware 19

Illinois 60, 61, 62

Louisiana 70, 71

Minnesota 55, 56

Arkansas 71, 72

Florida 32, 33, 34

Indiana 46, 47

Maine 03, 04

Mississippi 38, 39

California 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96

Georgia 30, 31, 39

Iowa 50, 51, 52

Maryland 20, 21

Missouri 63, 64, 65

Virginia Oklahoma South Dakota New Mexico 20, 22, 23, 24 73, 74 57 87, 88 Washington New York Oregon Tennessee Nebraska 98, 99 10, 11, 12 00, 97 38 37, 68, 69 13, 14 West Virginia Pennsylvania Texas Nevada 24, 25, 26 North Carolina 15, 16, 17, 75, 76, 77 88, 89 Wisconsin 27, 28 18, 19 78, 79, 88 53, 54 New Hampshire North Dakota Rhode Island Utah Wyoming 03 58 02 84 82, 83 Ohio New Jersey Vermont South Carolina Washington DC 41, 43, 44, 45 07, 08 05 29 20 Montana 59

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Chessy climbs tree to find squirrels, birds Howdy folks, There are lots of folks that don’t think feeding animals from the table is right. Well, while we were eating breakfast one morning, having bacon and eggs - oops! I dropped a piece of bacon and Chessy was sitting there. OK, well, she enjoyed that piece and

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at her, then some birds got her attention on up in the tree and she tried to get to them, then back to the box, then the squirrel started barking again. This went on for about half an hour. She would climb around the tree, up and down, trying to figure how to get down. About this time, it started to thunder and rain real hard. She didn’t have any trouble getting down. She came running back to the porch where we were sitting in the dry. Thursday of last week, we had friends Mort and Barb here for the noon meal. We have been friends since we went through the 20/20 program. The menu was fish, chucker partridge, sweet potatoes, asparagus, salad, cornbread, tea and coffee. Now for dessert was rhubarb pie with ice cream. That doesn’t get much better than that. When Ruth Ann was talking to Barb and told her there would be rhubarb pie, Barb got excited. That was one of her favorites. What a meal. The Lord is sure to be thanked many times. Last Friday a neighbor and fellow Granger, Kate, helped us count used eyeglasses and all kinds of batteries. The three of us spent three hours counting glasses, cases, lens that were out of frames and the batteries. We ended up with 520 pairs of glasses, plus 70 pairs of sunglasses, 239 cases and 44 looses lenses. These will be taken to Pomeroy, Ohio, and be cataloged then be taken

by volunteer optometrists to third world countries and fitted for the people George there. The Rooks Grange has OLE FISHERMAN been doing this for several years. Our Grange at Nicholsville had the most glasses, cases, sunglasses and loose lens with a total of 872. This is a lot of work for Ruth Ann and me. The Bethel Lions Club collect them to. We combine them and take them to the Grange Camp. The members of the Lions Club are involved in helping with the glasses. We thank all of them. Now the batteries, this is another project the Grange has started. The AAA, AA,C,D, 9-volt, laptop computer batteries, are all collected. They are turned in to a handicapped school in Wooster, Ohio. They count and sort them, then a company gives them money for them and recharges them. The school uses the money for items for their school, or to take the people on field trips. We counted 2,280 batteries. The Grange and Bethel Lions Club are very interested in helping folks that need help. These two organizations are very active in the community, and if any of you would like to join either or both organizations, give us a call. Ruth Ann and I have been in the Grange a total

of 113 years. I have been a Lions Club member for 43 years and Ruth Ann 15 years. We believe in helping the community. Now on Saturday we left home at 5:45 a.m. to go to Mowrystown to ride to the Grange Camp at Zanesville with Mark. This meeting was for the Grange deputies and officers. There were folks that had a horse trailer to haul the pop tabs to sell. There were several 30-gallon drums full of pop tabs. The pop tabs are sold and the money is divided among the four deaf schools in Ohio. When we got back to Mowrystown, Ruth Ann and I went to Ackman’s close to Loveland to get a three-pound box of honey bees. We got home in time to get them in the hive before dark. On Sunday morning, Chessy was laying on Ruth Ann’s lap and didn’t want us to go to church. After church, we went to our granddaughter and grandson-in-law’s, Michelle and Brad’s house for lunch. Then after we left there we put the sign out for the circus Monday, May 20. When we got home Chessy would not let us out of her sight. We lost another lovely Christian lady last week. This lovely lady is Ruth Moss, a wonderful lady. Start your week by going to the house of worship of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later.

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hold the flags of the six military-service branches have been erected at the Newtown Veterans Memorial. Two more “Roll of Honor” granite panels with the names of veterans are slated to be installed next to two panels already there in anticipation of Newtown’s Memorial Day activities Monday, May 27, when the memorial will be rededicated. Newtown Village Councilman Chuck Short, vice commander of the Newtown Veterans Association, said he hopes the memorial at Moundview Park on Newtown Road in Newtown will inspire patriotism – and gratitude. “When the twin towers were hit everybody had an American flag,” Short said. “It’s kind of waned a little bit. People have forgotten, so to speak. “We should never forget our veterans for what they have given,” Short said. “Never forget to thank a veteran.” The rededication of the Newtown Veterans Memorial will come at the end of the village’s Memorial Day parade. The parade will leave Miami Valley Christian Academy on School Street at 10 a.m. and wind through Newtown before ending at the veterans memorial. The Newtown Veterans Memorial was first dedicated in 2011, but has re-


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cently been spruced up and enlarged. Special lighting has been installed, brush on the hillside site cleared and landscaping added. Short said the veterans memorial was originally the idea of the Gerard Masonic Lodge No. 428 in Newtown. “The village of Newtown graciously donated the piece of property here for us to put this wonderful structure on,” Short said. “The Newtown Veterans Association was the spearhead, the group that has basically made this memorial happen.” A lot of thought has gone into every portion of the veterans memorial, Short said. In a nod to the 21-gun salute, there are 21 steps between the threshold of the memorial, which is guarded by two stone eagles, to the memorial stone and honor roll panels. Each panel is designed to hold the names of 50 veterans at a cost of $100 per name. On one of the panels are the names of Short, who served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, and of his deceased father, Robert Short, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after World War II.

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POLICE REPORTS AMELIA Arrests/citations Jason Heiny, 36, 1764 Bainum Road, drug abuse, May 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage Windshield broken on vehicle at Groh Park at 3390 Huntsman Trace, April 21. Unruly Juvenile acting in unruly manner at block 50 Red Bud, April 26.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Tina R. Picolo, 29, 816 Clough Pike, warrant, April 30. William J. Adams, 26, 498 Piccadilly No. F, drug instrument, May 3.

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Male reported offense at 675 College Drive, April 30. Male was threatened at 499 Old Boston Road, May 3. Theft Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $8 at East Main Street, April 30.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Timothy M. Winterod, 28, 1919 Ohio 52, warrant, April 25. Natasha J. Hurley, 23, 322 Market St., warrant, resisting arrest, April 28. Rebecca Jacobs, 40, 2414 Ohio 132, warrant, April 29.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Augusta Street, April 30. Theft Bookbag and books taken from vehicle at 722 Front St., April 25.

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PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Curtis E. Barr, 32, 2191 Ohio 125 No. 144, drug instrument, April 28. Gregory J. Schnable, 55, homeless, violation of protection order, April 28. Richard Apgar, 40, 2191 Ohio 125 No. 145, drug instrument, April 28. Jeffrey J. Gerrish, 19, 1296 White Oak, warrant, April 27. Robert D. Long, 50, 870 Locust Corner, warrant, April 27. Robert C. Houser, 56, 368 St. Andrews No. D, assault, May 3. Michael L. Riley, 31, 3172 Lindale Mount Holly, criminal trespass, theft, May 6. Collin Vorhees, 31, 579 Hopper View Bluffs, domestic violence, May 6. Rebecca L. Lyons, 32, 1122 Orchard Lane, warrant, May 4.

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Two TVs taken from trailer; $600 at 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 123, April 30. Jewelry taken; $3,850 at 1110 Will-o-ee Drive, May 3. Criminal damage Four tires punctured on vehicle at 1399 Naegele, May 5. Domestic violence At Nine Mile Road, April 30. Menacing Female was threatened at 3582 Hiatt, April 30. Female was threatened at 362 St. Andrews Drive No. E, May 3. Passing bad checks Unauthorized payments made using account of St. Vincent DePaul Society at Locust Lake, April 30. Theft AC unit taken; $1,400 at 998 White Oak, May 1. Jewelry taken; $4,700 at 399 Holly Ridge, May 1. Monies taken from vehicle; $60 at 1329 Cathy Way, May 1. Scrap metal taken from Mobile Conversions; $125 at Ohio 132, May 6. Vandalism No. 11 green damaged at Stillmeadow Golf Course at Stillmeadow Drive, May 3.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Clinton L. Hamilton, 25, 3330 Jefferson Ave., obstructing official business, May 2. Cameron D. Mundon, 24, 100 Southern Trace, carrying concealed weapons, May 2. Dylan C. Williams, 39, 484 Old Ohio 74 No. 105A, drug abuse, drug possession, May 2. Kayla M. Moore, 20, 540 Anchor Drive, drug paraphernalia, May 2. Dante L. Ingram, 22, 520 Anchor Drive, warrant, May 2. Brandan S. Randall, 22, 540 Anchor Drive, warrant, May 2. Kevin Webster, 45, 475 Piccadilly No. F, disorderly conduct, May 2. Charles E. Bealer III, 38, 494 Piccadilly No. D, warrant, driving under suspension, May 2. David W. Snider, 32, 3835 Bennett Road, warrant, May 2. Mero K. Ruff, 42, 1121 Wheeler St., driving under suspension,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Journal Clermont publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department, call: » Amelia, Chief David Friend, 753-4747 » Batavia village, Chief Mike Gardner, 732-5692 » New Richmond, Chief Randy Harvey, 553-3121 » Pierce Township, Officer in charge Lt. Jeff Bachman, 752-3830 » Union Township, Chief Terry Zinser, 752-1230 » Williamsburg, Chief Mike Gregory, 724-2261 » Clermont County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg, 732-7500. May 2. Rodolfo Villator, 50, 511 Piccadilly No. F, no drivers license, May 2. James E. Anderson, 27, 4700 Long Acres, driving under influence, leaving scene, driving under suspension, May 3. Andrew C. Crawford, 27, 3927 Youngman, driving under influence, leaving scene, driving under suspension, May 3. Matthew Hibbard, 30, 5450 Beechmont, disorderly conduct, May 3. Amber M. Smith, 24, 2054 Ohio 131, warrant, May 3. Courtney O. Spears, 23, 6347 Beechmont Ave., disorderly conduct, May 3. Michael Bradner, 48, 4592 Eldywood Lane, disorderly conduct, May 3. Meldia Kinman, 47, 6001 Beechmont Ave. No. 53, warrant, May 3. Samantha E. Anderson, 22, 4700 Long Acres, wrongful entrustment, May 3. Thomas I. Moore, 21, 1398 County Road, driving under suspension, May 4. Matthew R. Seaton, 24, 3566 W. Legendary Run, bench warrant, May 4. Carley L. Warren, 18, 4140 Mount Carmel Tobasco, wrongful entrustment, May 4. Jerry L. Kimbrell Jr., 23, 3530 Behymer, driving under influence, May 4. Daniel J. Crabtree, 37, 3978

Piccadilly No. B, domestic violence, May 4. Pergintino Abasolo, 23, 4593 Summerside, driving under influence, open container, no drivers license, May 4. James Hill, 29, 4525 Eastwood, no drivers license, May 5. Stephanie I. Gehring, 30, 4580 Willowbrook, obstructing official business, May 5. Dung T. Mai, 24, 734 McCormick Lane, drug abuse, drug possession, May 5. Chad Grindstaff, 35, 1210 Fawn Court, resisting arrest, driving under influence, driving under suspension, open container, obstructing official business, May 5. Nathan A. Picolo, 22, 1125 W. Ohio Pike, warrant, drug instruments, May 5. William P. Johnson, 49, 1725 Douglas St., felonious assault, May 5. John W. Chapman, 64, 4023 Vinnings Drive, warrant, May 5. Juvenile, 17, marijuana possession, May 5. Juvenile, 15, marijuana possession, May 5. Elizabeth Stanbury, 21, 118 Southern Trace, driving under suspension, May 6. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, May 6. Tracy A. Fields, 47, 1712 Petry

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B8 Drive, criminal trespass, May 6. Jonathan D. Bockelman, 27, 464 Piccadilly, warrant, May 7. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, May 7. Sandeep Singh, 18, 69 S. Main St., sexual imposition-offensive contact, May 7. Paul F. Smith III, 41, 4570 Dameron Lane No. 12, assault, kidnapping, May 8. Jeffrey W. Naegele, 33, 790 Clough Pike, assault, kidnapping, May 8. Carroll R. Johnson Jr., 42, 205 Fork Crossing, warrant, May 8. Juvenile, 17, receiving stolen property, drug instruments, May 8. Chad Wood, 30, 164 N. Broadway, receiving stolen property, drug instruments, May 8. Jacob S. Kretten, 27, 3807 Todds Run, receiving stolen property, drug instruments, May 8. Richard N. Marelli, 24, 1510 Beth Lane, warrant, May 8. Lennie Rodriguez, 48, 4104 Fox Run Trail, disorderly conduct, May 8. Rowena J. Trentham, 47, 505 Old Ohio 74 No. 4, disorderly conduct, May 8. Charlene O. Scott, 61, 505 Old Ohio 74 No. 5, disorderly conduct, May 8. Mister J. Simpson, 26, 795 Greenwood, driving under suspension, May 8. Amanda P. Daugherty, 22, 500 Old Ohio 74, drug possession, obstructing official business, May 8. Danielle M. Berry, 21, 795 Greenwood, obstructing official business, May 8. Jacob A. Long, 21, 640 Daniel Court No. 5C, assault, criminal damage, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, May 9. Arica L. Eichelbrenner, 20, 450 Craig Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, May 9. Jacob A. Long, 21, 640 Daniel Court No. 5C, assault, criminal damage, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, May 9. Sarah M. Weaver, 33, 14916 Eastwood Drive, drug abuse, drug possession, May 9. Brandon J. Grissom, 36, 4423

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Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at Ann's Hallmark at Ohio Pike, May 7. Assault Reported at Magnolia Point Apartments at 484 Old Ohio 74, May 2. Reported at Motel Beechmont at Nine Mile Tobasco Road, May 4. At 4028 Brandychase Way, May 5. Reported at Magnolia Point Apartments at Old Ohio 74, May 7. Breaking and entering At 772 Rue Center, May 2. At 4326 Cider Mill, May 3. At 3840 Rohling Oaks, May 3. Burglary Reported at Magnolia Point Apartments at 484 Old Ohio 74, May 4. Reported at Daniel Court Apartments at 640 Daniel Court, May 8. Criminal damage At 4390 Elick Court, May 2. At 1186 Forest Run, May 3. Disorderly conduct Reported at Beechwood Apartments at 475 Piccadilly, May 2. Reported at Muenchen Furniture at Eastgate Blvd., May 3. Domestic violence At Piccadilly Circle, May 4. At Glen Este Withamsville Road, May 6. Theft At 1209 Parkwatch, May 2. Reported at Cincinnati Neurological & Spine Institute at Glen Este Withamsville Road, May 2. Reported at Clepper Park at 4722 Summerside, May 2. Reported at JC Penney at Eastgate Blvd., May 2. Reported at Frisch's at Ohio Pike, May 3. Reported at Days Inn at Mount Carmel Tobasco Road, May 3. Reported at HH Gregg at Eastgate Blvd., May 4. Reported at Pediatrics of Mount Carmel at 4420 Aicholtz, May 4. Reported at Victoria's Secret at Eastgate Blvd., May 4. At 148 Newlun Court, May 4. At 734 McCormick, May 5. Reported at Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., May 5.

Reported at Kohl's at Eastgate Blvd., May 5. Reported at United Dairy Farmers at Ohio Pike, May 5. Reported at Meijer at Eastgate Blvd., May 6. Reported at Circle K at Ohio Pike, May 6. Reported at Starbucks at Ohio Pike, May 6. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., May 6. Reported at Victoria's Secret at Eastgate Blvd., May 6. Reported at Summerz Eastgate Collision Center at Old Ohio 74, May 7. Reported at BP Oil at Ohio Pike, May 7. Reported at Speedway at Ohio Pike, May 7. Reported at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., May 7. Reported at Victoria's Secret at Eastgate Blvd., May 8. Trespassing Reported at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., May 6.

WILLIAMSBURG Arrests/citations Stephen W. Rapp, 51, 3746 Cain Run Road, driving under influence, open container, improperly handling firearms in vehicle, April 23. Ronald L. Inabnitt, 39, 500 S. Broadway, domestic violence, April 27. Joseph E. King, 28, 512 E. Main St., domestic violence, May 3.

Incidents/investigations Burglary TV, medication, etc. taken at 179 N. 4th St., April 20. Criminal damage Side mirror broke off vehicle at 320 W. Main St., April 27. Domestic violence At South Broadway, April 27. At East Main Street, May 3. Theft Wallet taken at 379 Lytle Ave., April 29. GPS unit, cash, etc. taken from vehicle; $495 at 226 Winding Trails, May 4. Change, beer, etc. taken from vehicles at 212 Winding Trails,

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


7 Belwood Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Nicholas & April Rhodes, 0.1414 acre, $138,000. 33 Mallard Drive, Kenneth & Patricia Iredale to Jason Augenstein, 0.2320 acre, $78,000. 35 Sperling Drive, Amie Fehring to Linda Amshoff, 0.3700 acre, $87,000.


1431 Breckenridge Way, Ernest & Karen Schlachta to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.3890 acre, $159,150. 395 Chapel Road, Steven Gregory Cunningham, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.9500 acre, $140,000. 290 Chapel Road, Charles & Nancy Mauch to Kathy Beighle, 3.8110 acre, $170,000. 1738 Clough Pike, Bryan & Paula Anstaett to Karen Scherer, 3.6650 acre, $330,000. 1549 Creekside Road, Travis Allread to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2310 acre, $156,500. 2000 Elklick Road, Advantage Bank to 3D Gold LLC, $2,650,000.


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3824 Arbor Green Drive, Donald & Barbara Leimenstoll to Margaret Heuck, $159,050. 22 Banberry Trace, Robert & Sharon Chapin to Lawrence & Beverly Wolfe, $57,000. 4277 Bantam Lane, Stonelick Properties LLC to Vincent Sunderman, 0.2300 acre, $38,100. 479 Blossom Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Edgar Contruction LLC, $49,500. 479 Blossom Lane, Edgar Construction LLC to WE Investments LLC, 0.5800 acre, $54,900. 4330 Cider Mill, Brick Street

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Properties LLC to Katherine Barrick, 0.2310 acre, $130,000. 4633 Clayton Drive, William Marshall Root, trustee to Mark Bernhardt, 0.2010 acre, $50,000. 4487 Dogwood Drive, Jessika Meese, et al. to U.S. Bank NA, 0.2970 acre, $140,000. 1019 Glendale Drive, Andrew & Cariss Latta to Jesse Pez, $119,900. 926 Locust Lane, Patrick & April Cowan to Peter & Betsy Vance, 0.8860 acre, $295,000. 4563 Northcross Court, Julie Snider, et al. to Bank of New York Mallon, as trustee, $40,000. 5130 Oak Brook Drive, Beechwood Partners to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.9067 acre, $60,000. 515 Pepper Ridge Road, Joanne & Turner Kirby Jr. to Timothy & Kelly Cherry, 0.9670 acre, $208,000. 4810 Stoneybrook Road, Anita Day to Sarah & Alec Flory, $108,500. 1265 Timber Ridge Court, Brian & Kelley Paul to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.3150 acre, $161,000. 1167 Westchester Way, Broderick & Alysha King to Brookfield Relocation, Inc., 0.5035 acre, $286,500. 1167 Westchester Way, Brookfield Relocation Inc. to Adam Jolley, 0.5035 acre, $286,500. 3971 Williams Drive, Solid Rock Ministries International to Leo Rittenhouse, 0.339 acre, $67,000. 680 Woodgate Road, Thomas Weidner to Tyler Warman, 0.2320 acre, $125,000. 4190 Woodknoll Drive, Holly & Eric Stein to Victoria Herking, $169,500.

Members will participate in the Monroe Township yard sale Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be sold from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to areeves@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Community Press, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B9

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations Larry D. Haynes, 37, 765 Wells St., Cincinnati, complicity solicit/procure another at 2093 Dean Road, Bethel, May 10. Gary D. Haynes, 38, 931 Suire St., Cincinnati, theft at 2093 Dean Road, Bethel, May 10. Anthony John Harvey, 47, 3666 Oakwood Drive, Amelia, theft at 2749 Ohio 131, Newtonsville, May 7. Cynthia Lynn Smith, 30, 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, theft at 2195 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, May 7. Latrisha Lee Matthews, 23, 951 Oakland Ave., Cincinnati, obstructing official business at 300 University Lane, Batavia, May 6. Joseph William Pavey, 28, 17 Brandywine Court, Highland Heights, KY, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 5. Steven Foy Garren, 46, 468 Boots Lane, Loveland, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 6. Jeffrey Ryan Hale, 31, homeless, theft at 76 Lucy Creek Apt. 4, Amelia, May 7. Terry Christopher Delaughter, 34, 151 N. Main St., Whitley City, KY fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 7. Juvenile, 11, assault - knowingly harm victim, New Richmond,


262 Broadway Street, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael Poehner, 0.3780 acre, $13,110.


GRACELAND MEMORIAL GARDENS 5989 Deerfield Road, Milford, Ohio presents

MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE Sunday, May 26 Program Starting at 12:30 Randy Perry

Jim Sauls

Annual Roll Call Veterans of Foreign War Post #6562 and the Ladies & Men Auxiliary Office Open Saturday, Sunday & Memorial Day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please sign up for our free giveaway drawing

Bill Dowdney

May 7. Juvenile, 11, resisting arrest, New Richmond, May 7. Juvenile, 13, inducing panic threaten violence, Batavia, May 7. Joshuah David Wayne Patton, 19, 715 E. Main St., Hamersville, violate protection order or consent agreement at 500 University Lane, Apt. 116, Batavia, May 7. Christopher L. Simpson, 23, 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, theft at 2277 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 9. Erin Elizabeth Smith, 31, 10253 Pottinger Road, Cincinnati, assault at 4183 Otter Creek Drive, Amelia, May 9. James David Ferguson, 45, 704 Light Street, Felicity, fugitive from justice at 4430 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 9. Bill Nmn Wainscott, 48, 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, obstructing official business at 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, May 9. Jordan Reed Bradford, 22, 164 Stillmeadow Drive, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - intoxicated create risk of harm at 142 E. Main St., Amelia, May 9. Dakota Paul Walton, 20, 957 W. Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct - intoxicated create risk of harm, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, resisting arrest at 142 E. Main St., Amelia, May 9. Kevin Andrew Knollman, 44, 4225 Muscovy Drive, Batavia, domestic violence at 4225 Muscovy Drive, Batavia, May 9. Juvenile, 16, drug paraphernalia, Batavia, May 9.

May 4. Threats Male received threatening text messages at 20 Highmeadow Lane, April 22.


Call us at 513-227-3100

Participants may set up in the church yard for free. Baked goods and rummage sale items will be sold in the basement. For information, call 553-3043. The church is at 1888 LaurelLindale Road.





Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program

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A practical approach program that Superior Care Plus has implemented at New England Club to provide the highest quality of care to those who have Dementia. The Alzheimer’s Whisperer Program helps set Superior Care Plus apart because of the unique, creative, gentle, and loving approach to caring for those who have Dementia. This nationally acclaimed program was developed by Dr. Verna Carson and has been nationally recognized by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association as Best Practices in Dementia Care. Superior Care Plus is the ONLY home care agency in the Cincinnati area to offer both The Alzheimer’s Whisper Program and Ashby Memory Method program.


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Barbara Wisecup Hall, 73, Batavia Township, died May 12. Survived by husband Carl Hall; daughter Shoyna (Robert) Ollendick; grandchildren Jeremy Hall; siblings Tony, Sanna Rae Wisecup; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter Carlissa Hall, sister Wanda Davis. Services were May 12 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: City Gospel Mission, 1419 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202, Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 2006 or Billy Graham Ministries.

Janet Hultz Janet Seurkamp Hultz, 78, Amelia, died May 10. Survived by husband Milton Hultz; children Rick (Pam) Hultz, Adrienne Hultz Morgan; grandchildren Nicholas, Nicole, Zachary, MacKenzie Hultz, Ericka Morgan; great-grandchildren Bryson, Brylee Corliss; brother Ernest (Rose) Seurkamp; nephews Josh, David Seurkamp. Services were May 14 at St. Bernadette. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Bernadette Church,

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. 1479 Locust Lake Road, Amelia, OH 45102.

Mickey Kahn Michaele S. “Mickey” Kahn, 65, Batavia, died May 8. She was a social worker. Survived by son Scott Schroer; sister Patricia Kahn; friend Angela Phipps. Preceded in death by parents Edward, Elizabeth Kahn. Services were May 13 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Linda Wilson-Martin Linda Lou Wilson-Martin, 63, died April 4 in Lewes, Del. Survived by husband Ron Martin; sons Jeff, Mike Martin; grandchildren Donovan, Lilly, Beckett Martin; siblings Richard, Jerry, Thomas Wilson, Shirley Ling, Lois Lewis, Nancy Wood, Sue Fester, Beverly Mahaffey, Judy Sheperd, Kathy Peyton, Diane Bertsch, Barbara Stapp. Preceded in death by parents Hubert, Louise Wilson. Services were April 11 in Ellicott City, Md. Arrangements by Harry Witzke’s Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Howard County Public School System, Pupil Personnel Fund, 10920 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

Paula McShane Paula Sue McShane, 66, Williamsburg, died May 10. Survived by children Michael, Daniel, Erin; sister Karen Barnard; daughter- and son-in-law Ruth McShane, Matthew Blumfeldt; sisters and brothers-in-law Donna Brown, Bill Brown, Patrick, Peggy McShane; six grand-

MARRIAGE LICENSES Joshua Keesee, 31, 1382 Cobb Road, Williamsburg, technician and Nicole Murrell, 35, 3760 Carpenter Road, Mt. Orab, care giver. Brent R. Burnett, 30, 105 Harris Ave., Bethel, motorcycle mechanic and Jillian Ridener, 22, 105 Harris Ave., Bethel, hair stylist. Vincent Wright, 55, 9820 Ohio 774, Hamersville, brake press operator, and Karen Ellington, 50, 105 Concord Woods, Milford, nursing assistant. John Schnehain Jr., 54, 554 Maple Creek, Moscow, machine repairman, and Catherine Chatfield, 55, 554 Maple Creek, Moscow, data manager. Robert Turner III, 45, 1223

Rolling Meadows, Moscow, Q.A. manager, and Julie Williams, 47, 1223 Rolling Meadows, Moscow, project management. Gerald Lindsey, 63, 237 N. Front St., Williamsburg, disabled veteran, and Teresa Conway, 29, 5085 Romohr, Cincinnati, retired. Ronald Newman III, 26, 225 Ash St., Bethel, student, and Traci McQueary, 24, 1785 Ohio 28, Goshen, manager. Christopher Race, 28, 1511Henson, Bethel, laborer, and Sarah Burkhart, 26, 1967 Old State Road, Mt. Orab, customer service. John Creamer Sr., 41, 255 Winding Trails, Williamsburg, disabled, and Misty Brown, 39, 255 Winding Trails, Williamsburg.

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Adults 18-75 years old who have been diagnosed with mild or moderate ulcerative colitis (UC) and continue to have symptoms even when taking a 5-ASA medication (such as Asacol® and Lialda®) to treat UC.


Participants will be compensated for time and travel. All medication will be provided at no cost to participants.


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Timothy Ray Meece, 53, Batavia, died May 10. He worked for Mike Albert Direct in Evendale. Survived by wife Paula Meece; mother Clyva Meece; siblings James (Debbie), Tom (Linda), Steve Meece, Melinda (Paul) Grimes; parents-in-law Robert, Shirley McKinne; brother-in-law Michael McKinney; nieces and nephews Melissa, Amanda, Elisabeth, Jessica, Haley, Simaya, Jenna, Sophie, Macy, Josh, Matt,

Ann D. Painter, 86, Union Township, died May 11. Survived by husband Ralph Painter; daughter Nancy Painter; brother Houston Thompson; five grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by children Melanie Gable, Kevin Painter, granddaughter Painter Patricia Knighten, six siblings. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 and Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.






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children. Preceded in death by husband Duane McShane, sisters Diane Peter, Linda Armstrong, Carol Brown. Services were May 14 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

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937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223

509 Roney Lane Cincinnati Ohio 45244 T: 513.528.3200 E:

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

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


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

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

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


Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon

Wednesday Eve. Prayer Service & Bible Study, 7:00pm

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Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans) Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

3052 ST. RT. 132 AMELIA, OH 45102 797-4189


Sunday School..............................9:30am Sunday Morning Worship............10:30am Sunday Evening Worship...............6:30pm Wednesday Prayer Service ...........7:00pm

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Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care


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

Sunday Night Live 6:00PM Exciting classes for all ages! We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 Mark Otten, Pastor

Blended Worship 8:00 & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 & 10:45 am Nursery Care for Age 3 & under Full Program for Children, Youth, Music, Small Groups & more Handicapped Accessible

8:45am, 10:15am & 11:45am Sunday Night Service Time at 6pm Youth Service at 6pm (in Youth Center) Watch LIVE online Sunday's at 10:15am, 11:45am & 6pm

Cincinnati Fox19 @ 11am Troy P. Ervin, Pastor 4359 E. Bauman Lane | Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-2555

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 11:00 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

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

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A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 c 3868 M Man Rd., Withamsville, OH 45245 (behind the Water Works car wash) Sunday Worship. 10:00am


A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Sunday School .........9:15 - 10:00am Fellowship ...............10:00 - 10:30am Worship Service .....10:30 - 11:30am 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH

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LEGAL NOTICE Michael Painter of 316 St Andrews Dr Cincin nati, Ohio 45245, Martha Thomas of 31 Eastridge Amelia, Ohio. 45102 and Phillip Danials of 300 St Andrews Dr Cincin nati, Ohio 45245. You are herby notified that your belongings stored at RockCastle Storage will be sold for payment due on or after 5/29/13. 1001762540



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Ronald Patrick Coleman, Union Township, died May 13. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Survived by son Todd (Kim) Coleman; step-granddaughters Allison, Megan; former wife Sandra; brother Jeff (Becky) Coleman; stepsister Margaret Kneipp; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Harry Coleman, Angela KneippColeman, siblings Kathleen DeLong, Steve Coleman, stepfather Carl Kneipp. Services were May 18 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Cincinnati.

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Zach, Blake, Bryston, Maddox. Preceded in death by father Kenneth Meece. Services were May 16 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

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

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