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West Clermont updates athletics policy By Roxanna Swift

West Clermont school board members May 13 approved revisions to the athletics policy to include information about concussions and head injuries. The policy states students may not practice or compete in school athletics until they submit release forms signed by

their parents or guardians. Students already were required to submit the paperwork, but the release was updated to include the word Kline “guardian.” The form also includes acknowledgment that students and guard-

ians received concussion and head injury information sheets. “Most of this - if not all of this we’ve been doing all along,” said Superintendent Keith Kline. “This just codifies it in policy and aligns it with current state law.” The policy also states any student who exhibits signs of concussion or head injury will be removed from practice or compe-

tition. The student may not return to any practice or competition until he or she has been assessed by a physician and received written clearance. “I think it’s a great revision of that policy,” said board member Denise Smith. Students often feel pressure to return to sports after an injury, she said. Updating the policy clarifies the requirements and

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helps prevent them from resuming sports too soon. Board members May 28 are expected to vote on a resolution allowing district athletic trainers to assess students and, per consultation with a licensed physician, give written clearance to return to sports, Kline said. The trainers are certified healthcare providers and are always onsite.


By Keith BieryGolick

BATAVIA — Reds officials hope to use a Clermont County baseball camp to teach disadvantaged youth how to improve their character, as well as their baseball game. The Reds Rookie Success League is a free, four-week camp that meets twice a week, and what separates it from other baseball camps is it teachParsons es youth about more than just baseball, said Cortnei Weaver, outreach coordinator for the Reds Community Fund. “They get to learn all the fundamentals,” Weaver said. “But instead of doing it like a coach would set up drills, we teach them character-building traits and how those apply to the game.” This will be the event’s second year in Batavia, said Rex Parsons, township administrator. Boys and girls ages seven to 10 from Clermont County will have a chance to participate in the camp again from June 10 to July 2 at the Batavia Township Community Center. “Last year was the inaugural year. It was a great start,” Parsons said. “Some of the kids were crying at the end of the camp because they didn’t want it to end.” The camp meets Mondays and Tuesdays from10 a.m. until1 p.m. Attendees will receive a Tshirt and have lunch provided for them, Parsons said. Although Reds officials hope to teach children about more than just sports, the experience

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Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco meets a young fan at last year’s Reds Rookie Success League camp at the Batavia Township Community Center. FILE PHOTO

to work with major league baseball players is a special one, Weaver said. “We try to have them walk away with the love of baseball,” she said. That’s especially important because the camp isn’t intended for baseball experts, Parsons

said. “Some kids really don’t even know what arm they throw from or what side of the plate to stand on,” he said. With its community fund, the Reds are trying to impact youth



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who aren’t familiar with baseball - either because they’re economically disadvantaged or they’ve just never been exposed to it, Weaver said. “Not only do we support Cincinnati innercity youth playing baseball, but we try to support youth in all of Reds country,” she said. “We feel that everyone should have a chance to play.” Volunteers over the age of 16 are still needed for this year’s camp, Parsons said. “Having three boys that play youth baseball in different forms, I know that it can be a great life-skill opportunity to learn on the field,” she said. “Every kid needs that, and not all kids have the opportunity to play organized sports and to be able to gain those life skills. I feel like Reds Rookie (Success League) really gives them an opportunity to do that.” Applications for the camp can be found online at redsrookie.

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The county commissioners May 15 approved a five-year capital improvement plan for the waterworks and wastewater systems. Estimated expenditures from 2013 through 2017 are $22.5 million for water and $37 million for wastewater, according to capital improvement plan summaries. “It’s good planning on the part of the water and wastewater groups to come up with a five-year plan,” said Commissioner Ed Humphrey. “It (gives us) a five-year horizon to plan capital improvements.”

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There are 82 projects planned for 2013 through 2017, with 41 for water and 41 Bloom for wastewater, Bloom said. Rehabilitation and repainting is expected to begin in June on three water tanks, he said. The interior and exterior of the tank on 132 in Pierce Township and the tank on Gaynor Road in Goshen Township will be re-coated. The exterior of the Booster 4 tank at the intersection of Ohio 131 and Ohio 132 in Stonelick Township also will be repainted. The tanks will be repainted the same color, Bloom said. The names of the respective townships also will be added to accompany the county name. The cost is $1,547,000, Bloom said. Of the total, $613,530 will be covered by loans from the Ohio Public Works Commission. An OPWC grant will


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cover $589,470. The remaining $344,000 will be paid out of the Water Resources Humphrey Department capital improvement fund. Construction is expected to begin on a sewer replacement from Eva Lane to Kitty Lane, Bloom said. The pipe size will be increased from eight inches to 12, providing additional capacity. “Rainfall that gets into the sewer has caused some sewer backups in the area,” Bloom said. The estimated cost is $178,676. An OPWC grant will cover $76,925. The rest will be paid out of the capital improvement fund. Water resources officials are working to obtain easements on Wards Corner Road for a water main replacement, with construction expected to begin this fall, Bloom said. About 3,200 feet of line from Willowbend Drive to Branch Hill-Guinea

By Roxanna Swift

MILFORD — Frontier Days are almost here bringing with it old friends. The annual festival this year is Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2. Events will kick off at 6:30 p.m. May 30 with the parade starting in front of the Olde Milford Barber Shoppe, 746 Lila Ave. The parade will conclude at the festival grounds. Frontier Days began when a group of businessmen were trying to bring people to Milford, said

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fied for rehabilitation on Forsythia, Hawthorne, Fairway and Elmont drives in Union Township, on Galaxy Lane in Union Township, Ohio 131 in Miami Township and in the Locust Lake subdivision in Pierce Township, he said. Water mains in four areas will be relocated to accommodate Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Transportation Improvement District (TID) construction, Bloom said. Water mains will be relocated on Ohio 32 near Interstate 275, Ohio 28 near Charles Snider Road, Branch Hill-Guinea Pike near Ohio 28 and on Clough Pike. Other major projects in the five-year plan include trunk sewer improvements and a possible system-wide water meter upgrade to smart meters, Bloom said. “I think the projects that are on the list are appropriate and are exactly the things that we need to be doing,” said Humphrey. For a complete list of projects, visit http://

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Pike will be replaced, he said. Eight-inch pipes will replace the existing sixinch cast iron pipe installed in 1959. In addition to eliminating older pipes where breaks have happened, the project will increase water pressure from about 45 pounds per square inch to 71, Bloom said. The cost is about $291,400, he said. Officials also plan to begin rehabilitating sewer pipes throughout the county this year, Bloom said. Many asbestos cement pipes are deteriorating and tree roots are damaging clay pipes, he said. Damaged pipes are being identified using closed circuit television and a liner will be pulled into the pipes to repair them. The liner is a jointless, seamless, cured in-place pipe that will protect the pipes from root damage and erosion. “We’ll start that - the rehab project - this year, but it’s a project that we’re going to continue year after year,” Bloom said. Pipes have been identi-


Frontier Days committee member Karen Wikoff. In its 51st year, it continues to do what it was created to do. “Everybody goes to it,” said Doug Aufdenkampe, owner of Olde Milford Barber Shoppe. Aufdenkampe, who was born and raised in Milford, said the area is “crazy” on parade day. “There’s people everywhere,” he said. Aufdenkampe said he has only missed the festival once or twice. “It’s just part of the town,” he said. “It’s like a big high school reunion. Frontier Days is the biggest event in Milford, said Keith Burkhardt, owner of Skyline Chili on Lila Avenue. Although he lives, works and shops in Milford, he gets to see people during Frontier Days he does not ordinarily see. “Little things change

A group of Milford youth line the curb for a previous Frontier Days Parade. From left are: Michael Chacko, Josh Hollander, Kevin Korneffel, Marissa Vilardo, Colleen Johnston, Sydney Connor, Heather Myers and Kristen Teter. FILE PHOTO

from year to year ... but the good news is that the people will still be there,” he said. In addition to re-connecting with people, Burkhardt gets to see the parade from Skyline, which he has deemed the best place to watch from. Because the parade judges sit outside the restaurant, “you know everyone is going to be high-stepping,” he said. Milford resident Pam Lee said the parade is what keeps her coming back to Frontier Days every year. “We know most of the

people who are in it,” she said. Although the parade does not begin until evening, people usually start putting chairs out early in the morning, she said. Lee has friends who live on the parade route and she usually goes to their house to watch the parade with them. Even if her friends did not live there, she would still watch the parade, she said. “It’s just a tradition in this area,” she said. “It’s just a nice community gettogether.”

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Registration is open for the second annual Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K Run/ Walk set for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at BethelTate Middle School. A portion of the proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. This race honors the memory of Shirley Sayre, mother of Bethel-Tate cross country coach Pam Taylor as well as others who have lost loved ones due to drunk driving. Registration fees are $25 and include a T-shirt, medals, drawings, pictures, refreshments and music. This year’s event will be chip-timed. To register online, visit and choose the Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K Run/ Walk event or download a registration form from Shirley Sayre Memorial 5K Run/Walk website and mail as directed. Registration will be taken race day, but will not include a shirt. A limited amount of shirts will be available for an additional cost event day. If area businesses would like to serve as sponsors for this event or for any additional information, contact Pam Taylor at Business logos will be displayed on race shirt.

Clermont Crew

Clermont Crew is hosting the “Learn to Row” Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Lake Harsha. The public and anyone interested in trying their hand at rowing is welcome to participate during this national “Learn to Row” day. More details can be found on the web site

Bowling party

The seventh annual Kiwanis Club of Milford Bowling Party is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June15, at Cherry Grove Lanes, 4005 Hopper Hill Road. Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for students, which includes two hours of bowling, eight-pin no tap games, shoes and soft drinks. Cost for spectators is $5. Proceeds benefit club youth activities, scholarships, Milford High School Key Club and Milford Junior High School Builders Club. The evening will include prizes, si-

lent auction including homemade baked goods. For information, call Patsy Myers at 600-7478, Wendell McElwee at 5282067, June Izzi-Bailey at 831-1651 or Charlotte Evans at 831-3172.

Card party

Monroe Grange members will host their monthly card party at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the grange hall, 2644 Ohio 222 in Nicholsville, south of Ohio Pike. Euchre is the main game played. Those who don’t play cards, play other table games. The cost to play is $1.50 with token prizes given. A break takes place between the fourth and fifth games. Food is available at that time. For more information, call the Rooks at 734-6980.

Click it or ticket

The 2013 National Click It or Ticket Campaign runs through June 2. “The Click It or Ticket campaign works. In 2011 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 11,949 lives nationwide,” said Carol Kisner with Clermont County Safe Communities. Kisner said high-visibility enforcement is credited with increasing the national seat-belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an estimated observed usage rate of 86 percent in 2012 - an alltime high rate. As of September 2012, Clermont County’s seat belt rate is 76 percent, significantly lower than the national average.

Cooking class

Living Spaces Custom Design in Batavia will host a cooking class with Chef Gayle Payton Walls, owner of I Dream of Dinners, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at 350 E. Main St. The theme is “Celebrate Father’s Day.” Cost is $30 per person. Learn how to make a special four-course meal for a Father’s Day dinner, while also getting a taste of each. Seating is limited. Call 735-2393.

Garden club to meet

The Williamsburg Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, Second and Gay streets. Hostesses for the evening are Pat Dowler, Terry Jones and Kathy Pollitt. Members are to answer roll call by naming

their favorite type of rose. The plans for the 2013 Home and Garden Tour set for July 13 will be discussed. The theme of the tour, “Chairs in Bloom,” will pay tribute to Williamsburg’s past history of furniture manufacturing. Eight gardens, including two homes will be featured in the tour, as well as, four garden centers. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 the day of the tour and may be purchased at Windy’s World, 127 W. Main St., and from club members. Members recently completed planting the flower boxes along the bridge in Williamsburg and flowering pots will soon appear on the street corners in the village. The club would like to thank everyone who attended their recent plant auction. The proceeds from the auction and tour will be used for the club’s community beautification projects. The club welcomes new members. For additional information, call 724-3657 or “LIKE” the club on Facebook.

Older Americans Month

The Clermont County commissioners recently showed their commitment to honoring the value of seniors by proclaiming the month of May as “Older Americans Month.” Commissioner Ed Humphrey said, “The older adults in Clermont County play an important role in our community by contributing their experiences, knowledge, wisdom and accomplishments. Clermont County seniors are active members of society involved in local volunteering, civic engagement, mentorship and arts and culture.” Humphrey said there are more than 30,000 citizens, age 60 and older, living in Clermont County. Cindy Gramke, executive director of Clermont Senior Services, was present to accept the proclamation. “It is so important that we not only understand the needs of the older adults in our county, but also their contributions to our communities.” Gramke added, To learn more about the activities and events planned for Older Americans Month, call 724-1255 or visit

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Police academy

To promote community-oriented policing and foster education and understanding between the police and the community, the Union Township Police Department will begin accepting applications for its 10th Citizen Police Academy. The academy will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. consecutive Tuesday nights, Aug. 20 through Oct. 29. The banquet is Nov. 7. Classes will be at the Union Township Police Department. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver license. Preference will be given primarily to Union Township residents and then employees of businesses in the township. Applicants must submit to a comprehensive criminal history and background check. Criminal convictions may be grounds for exclusion. Anyone interested can apply online at or pick up an application at the Union Township Police Department, 4312 Glen EsteWithamsville Road. The class will be limited to the first 25 successful applicants. Call Sergeant Tony Rees at 753-2335 or 7521230 for more information.

Showboat Majestic

The Milford Kiwanis Club is hosting a night of fun and entertainment on the river aboard the Showboat Majestic Tuesday, July 9. Tickets are $20 each. For more information or to buy tickets, call Wendell McElwee at 5282067.

Police academy

UC Clermont College is accepting applications for the Ohio Peace Office Training Academy. Classes begin June 24. The police academy opens admission twice a year - in June and December. All classes are held in the evening and the program is covered by financial aid. Full-time attendance is required. Classes are held at the Live Oaks Career Center at 5956 Buckwheat Road in Miami Township. Firing range, driving practice and physical conditioning may be held at other locations. Students must turn 21 by the time of academy graduation. For more information, contact David Gregory,

program director, Office of Safety Services and Police Academy, at 513-6124972 or via email or visit

Kunz resigns

Monroe Township Trustee David Kunz turned in a letter of resignation May 21 for the purposes of retirement. Kunz stated that his last day to serve Monroe Township as trustee will be June 30 and his first day of retirement will be July 1. The board voted to accept his resignation effective June 30. If interested in completing Kunz’s unexpired term in office, which ends Dec. 31, send a letter of interest and a resume to Tom Wildey, Monroe Township director of services. The trustees will select a new trustee.

2013 River Sweep

River Sweep 2013 is Saturday, June 15, along the shoreline of the Ohio River and its many tributaries. Volunteers are needed. River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states. Volunteers can call 1800-359-3977 for site locations and county coordinators or visit and click on River Sweep. Each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt. The River Sweep is sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and other state and environmental agencies from Pennsylvania to Illinois. ORSANCO is the water pollution control agency for the Ohio River and its tributaries.

Liming elected

Mark Liming was reelected to represent farmers from Monroe, Washington and Franklin townships for the 2013 Clermont County Farm Service Agency Committee. Liming was elected to his third consecutive term. The election results for Local Administrative Area # 1 are: Mark Liming, elected to the county committee (COC), and Scott Jennings, first alternate to COC.

FSA appreciates all of the voters for taking the time to complete the election ballot. The county committee system works only because of the participation. The committee members held their organizational meeting after the election and determined Mark Liming will serve as the county committee chairman and Hal Herron will serve as vice-chairman. Doug Auxier completes the committee as the regular member.

Change orders

The Clermont County commissioners voted recently to approve change orders and amendments for different water projects. The commissioners will pay Supreme Asphalt Maintenance of Gallipolis, Ohio, a total $69,606, marking a $4,556 savings from the contract originally executed last September. Completion date for the Grandview Lane project in Batavia Township was Dec. 7, 2012. They also approved an amendment in the contract with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. of Cincinnati for the Bethel Lift Station storage project in Tate Township. The original contract was ratified June 13, 2012. The amendment adds $13,538 in cost, for a total of $125,111, and extends the completion date 143 calendar days to Jan. 31, 2014. The additional cost and time will allow for more high-volume rain events to properly calibrate water monitoring.

Jail cameras

The Clermont County commissioners voted March 20 to add more security cameras and recording equipment at the county jail. A contract with DigiCOM Systems in Milford will provide the installation, training, testing and setup of an HDVR network recorder, five security cameras and 47 single IP camera licenses for the jail at a cost of $29,418.06.

Crop losses

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will continue to accept SURE applications for 2011 crop losses through June 7. For more information on SURE program eligibility requirements contact the Clermont County FSA office at 732-2181 or visit



The 2013 Williamsburg Prom Court are, from left: Sarah Wetzel, Betsy Spencer, Erica Engle, Kristan Fawley, Queen Gabrielle Press, King Rodney Hamilton, Braden Scott, Ryan Boggs, Max Madsen and Nathan Schweizer. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD


2013 Williamsburg Prom

he Williamsburg High School Prom was May 4 at Norlyn Manor. The Prom Court members were Sarah Wetzel, Betsy Spencer, Erica Engle, Kristan Fawley, Queen Gabrielle Press, King Rodney Hamilton, Braden Scott, Ryan Boggs, Max Madsen and Nathan Schweizer.

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Madi Book, left, Brooklyn Miller, Hannah Klein, Kayla Tenbrink and Lauren Coon get ready for dinner. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Max Madsen, left, Carrie Cadwalleder, Brandon Arnold, Nicole Sannes, Jacob Herren and Olivia Graham arrive at the prom. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Madi Book, left, Mallory Guess, Lyssa Donthnier, Sam Clark, Lidnsey Smith and Lexi Donthnier visited the gazebo at Norlyn Manor. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Williamsburg High School students and their guests enjoy the prom at Norlyn Manor. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Tabee Rose and Bradly Jones share a dance at the Williamsburg High School Prom May 4. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Caley Pringle and Hunter Baldwin enjoy the Williamsburg High School Prom. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Having fun at the Williamsburg prom are, in back from left: Byron Jody, Betsey Spencer, Erica Engle, Sarah Wetzel, Gabby Press. Front: Tiffany Tibbs. THANKS TO RENEE ARNOLD

Corey Stith and Dinah Patterson take a break from dancing. THANKS

Samantha Maupin and Zach Houchin enjoy the Williamsburg High School Prom. THANKS TO RENEE





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Morrison to retire in July from Grant

Willowville Elementary School Principal Michelle Kennedy takes an item from assistant secretary Dawn Craft May 13 during the opening ceremony of a 20-year-old time capsule. From left are Kennedy, secretary Kim Prewitt and Craft. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Willowville opens 1993 time capsule

By Roxanna Swift

UNION TWP. — Willowville Elementary School students May 13 got a glimpse of the past when faculty members opened a 20-year-old time capsule. Principal Michelle Kennedy and secretary Kim Prewitt began researching time capsules after numerous inquiries about opening the one in the school gymnasium. The general rule is to open a time capsule 20 to 25 years after it is sealed, Kennedy said. Items inside the capsule included photos, a lunch menu, field day ribbons, studentmade scrapbooks, a pamphlet for an operating levy and a VHS tape, among other things. “It was exciting just opening (it) and reading and hearing about the different things,” said Kennedy said. Former Principal John

Martin said he knew there were photographs and items from each class, but could not remember specific items until they were removed from the capsule. “It’s hard to believe that 20 years has gone by that fast,” he said. Kennedy was impressed by the insight of some former students. One student in 1993 predicted that books would be on computers by 2018, she said. Although some predictions were correct, many former students who attended the ceremony said their childhood expectations did not match up with reality. “I definitely did not peg what I was going to be when I got older,” said Jessica Edwards O’Neal, who was in fifth-grade in 1993. Her predictions that she would be a teacher, have children and own a blue car were not accurate, she said.

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Richard Webb, who also was in fifth-grade in 1993, said it was funny hearing what some of his classmates projected for their lives. Students and teachers prepared and set aside numerous items from the 2012-2013 school year to put in the capsule, which will be opened again in 20 to 25 years. The items from 1993 also were placed back in the capsule, Kennedy said. Former students were able to take their own items, she said. Copies can be made of items that are not allowed to be taken. The old and new was on display until Friday, May17, when everything will be placed in the capsule and resealed. To see capsule-opening footage, go to http://

Current and former Willowville Elementary School staff and students May 13 look at items from a 20-year-old time capsule. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

After 39 of service to Grant Career Center, Superintendent Kenneth Morrison has announced his plans to retire in July. Morrison started his career with the U.S. Grant Joint Vocational School District in 1974 as the director of the newly formed vocational school district in the southern portion of rural Clermont County. He directed the building of the school from the ground up, designing programs, outfitting labs, and filling the chairs with students. He became the superintendent in1980 at the age of 34. He is currently in his 32nd year as superintendent. Much of the career center’s success can be attributed to his longevity and continuous leadership, said Pam McKinney, public relations director at Grant. Morrison has worked to keep Grant Career Center on the forefront of technology and pushed for other innovative practices to serve the everchanging needs of the district and the regional workforce. He has been proactive throughout his career, meeting each new educational plan and directive with highly creative and successful plans to exceed the expectations of the staff and the community. Before his time at Grant, Morrison also worked for Cincinnati Public Schools and the Western Brown Local School District as teacher and vocational director. Morrison was recently honored as the Ohio School Board Association Superintendent of

the Year for the Southwestern Region. As part of the nomination, McKinney sited Morrison’s many outstanding attributes. “Ken has Morrison many outstanding qualities that have allowed him to direct his district to longterm success,” McKinney said. “He is a visionary man who believes in people and empowers his staff to take ownership of their career center and do what is best for the students of the district. He is a great steward of the district’s finances and strives to meet the needs of the community. He works diligently to improve the region’s economic sustainability so that Grant Career Center graduates can lead successful lives in their own communities. He is committed to excellence and models that behavior for staff and students as he lives by the motto, ‘It is never the wrong time to do the right thing.’” Morrison was honored and humbled by the award that was given March 12 at the OSBA Southwest Region Spring Conference. In a statement to staff, Morrison said, “I would like to thank all the board and staff members that have been an inspiration to me over the years and have supported me with great enthusiasm. I have always loved working with you and appreciate the lasting friendships. I will miss my second family and the community I so eagerly served.”

St. Bernadette plans Celebration of Service St. Bernadette Principal Thomas L. Salerno and secondgrade teacher Caryl Moenster will retire in June. Salerno first entered a classroom in Cleveland in January 1964 and has been in a classroom/school building ever since. He has dedicated the past 50 years to education and music. He has been involved with parishes and schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati during that time. Salerno came to St. Bernadette as principal in 2001 and also served as pianist for the school masses and special events. He taught math at Purcell Marian and at McNickolas High School he taught math and was the band director. At St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Salerno served as business manager for 10 years and music director for 30 years. Salerno and his wife, Adele, directed 17 high school musicals at Mt. Notre Dame. Caryl Moenster has spent the last 43 years in education. She spent 29 years at St. Michael in Sharonville teaching kindergarten through fourth-grade and served as assistant principal there from 1995-1997. Moenster came to St. Bernadette during the 1997-1998 school year and spent 14 years teaching grades K-4. Moenster served both schools as auxilary clerk and she is a state certified mentor to incoming/beginning teachers. Moenster has prepared many second-graders for reconciliation and their First Holy Com-

St. Bernadette School Principal Tom Salerno welcomes students to school. THANKS TO ANGIE TUCKER

munion. Last year, Moenster was named Teacher of the Year by Panera Bread and was awarded $1,000 to use in her classroom and an iPad. In honor of their years of service, St. BernaMoenster dette will hold a Retirement/Celebration of Service Reception from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in Ventura Hall, 1453 Locust Lake Road. Students and families both past and present are welcome to attend this celebration.



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McNick runner finds success a slippery slope By Mark D. Motz

Batavia senior Ryan Gormley swings and hits a double, driving in two of his five RBI in an 11-2 win over Clermont Northeastern April 13 as part of the Reds Futures Showcase. The reigning two-time SBC National Division Player of the Year hit .408 with 21 RBI in 2013. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS

Bulldogs fall short of title for first time in 15 years By Tom Skeen

BATAVIA — It had to be an odd feeling for the Batavia Bulldogs and coach Geoff Carter when the season ended. For the first time since 1998 the Bulldogs didn’t win a Southern Buckeye Conference division title. “I would call it a trying season,” coach Geoff Carter said. “It was a test for me and a lot of the guys. … We got to the second round (of the sectional tournament), it’s not as far as we would have liked, but a lot of stuff happened this year outside of baseball that brought the guys together. It definitely

made me realize it’s just a game.” Carter thought his guys might find some momentum in the postseason after climbing out of a 6-0 hole against Reading in their postseason opener en route to a 10-9 win, but their momentum came to a screeching halt after a 10-0 loss to Summit Country Day to close the book on a unique season. “When we won the (Reading) game we were on a high and I was thinking regardless of what is going on we could ride this thing,” the coach said. “It didn’t happen. We made a huge two-out error and once that happened, it took the wind out of the sails pretty quickly.”

Two bright spots this season were the play of seniors Ryan Gormley and Austin Lenhardt. Gormley – who is in the process of deciding where he will play college baseball – is the reigning two-time SBC National Division Player of the Year and hit .408 with 21RBI for the Bulldogs. Lenhardt drove in 33 runs while hitting .456. The shortstop will play for the University of Northwestern Ohio next season. “This senior class is the class I started with,” Carter said. “They will always have a special place in my heart and memory, and when I look back, I feel as if I grew up with them too. ... I haven’t had to worry

about shortstop and third base. It’s been nice just being able to pencil them in for four years.” The Bulldogs may have had one of the most underrated pitching staffs around. Seniors Hunter Meadors, Dakotah Norman and Tyler Luginbuhl all posted sub-2.30 ERA’s this season. “When I was putting in the stats after every game and I’d look up and see we have three guys under (2.30 ERA), I’m thinking we have to have more wins,” the coach said. “… It was nice to have guys to run out there and almost have an abundance of arms. Unfortunately those good numbers didn’t equate to more wins.”

Trojans season ends in extras By Scott Springer

UNION TWP. — A difficult May and a difficult schedule made for a difficult season for Glen Este’s baseball team. The Trojans (11-14) fought to the bitter end, losing in the tournament to Lakota East on May 17 in eight innings, 5-4. It was Glen Este’s fourth extra-inning loss and their eighth loss by three runs or less. “We played as well as we played all season and just fell a little short,” coach Mike Hatfield said. With tough losses to Moeller, Loveland and Kings, the Trojans might have been one of the better11-14 teams around. They also recorded wins against Lakota West, Turpin and Milford. “We had several games this season where we were in position to get really big wins and

we struggled to finish the deal,” Hatfield said. “We didn’t field the ball quite the way I would’ve liked and we put too many guys on base.” In the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, the Trojans were fourth at 5-7. They did hand Milford one of its two league losses, but couldn’t get by Loveland or Kings. Many ECC teams had similar “Jekyll and Hyde” seasons, as Walnut Hills, Turpin and Anderson had up and down years. “It’s a very, very good league,” Hatfield said. “We lost a lot of close games. We hit the ball well. Our defense was our Achilles heel the other day (against Lakota East). It always seemed like it comes at the most inopportune times.” Glen Este now graduates six seniors in Alec Gordon, Tyler Sloan, Charlie Schmidt, Austin Rieck, Jake Velten and Austin

Istvan. Istvan led the ECC in homers with four and drove in a league-leading 30 runs while hitting .409. On the mound, he was 4-4 and struck out 47 in 40.1 innings. Fellow seniors Rieck and Sloan were also over .300 and reliable run producers. “I felt like every team we played, we had an opportunity to beat,” Hatfield said of his offense. “The first part of our order hit the ball consistently all year long.” On the other hand, Hatfield readily acknowledges the importance of defense. The good news is three juniors, eight sophomores and a freshman will be a year older. “We’ll bring a lot of guys back,” Hatfield said. “We’ll see how that goes. These younger guys got some quality experience this year.” Key in that group are the

Glen Este senior Austin Istvan reaches base again for the Trojans. Istvan hit . 409 this spring. THANKS TO LORI BURDICK

Burdick brothers. Tyler Burdick will be a senior and his brother, Peyton, a junior. Tyler Burdick hit .397 and drove in 20 runs, while Peyton hit .438 with a pair of homers and 18 runs batted in. The younger Burdick finished 4-2 on the hill with a 2.97 ERA . With the Burdicks and seven yet-to-be determined Trojans, Glen Este should be back in the 2014 hunt.

MT. WASHINGTON — Not many athletes admit they are terrible at a sport. McNicholas High School junior Megan Schaefer does. Happily. “I’m awful,” the New Richmond resident said with a chuckle. “I don’t think I go fast enough that I could ever really hurt myself.” The good news for Rocket fans is Schaefer is talking about skiing. She’s plenty fast on the track where - among other events - she anchors the 4x200 relay team making a bid for the state meet. “Distance has been good for us for a long time,” McNick head coach Dan Rosenbaum said. “When Kat Humphries came here in 2006 and went to state four straight years, that kind of raised the profile for the sprinters and it’s carried over until now. That kind of elevated the sprinters’ mindset to thinking they could be a good part of the team, too, and they have been.” Schaefer also runs cross country for the Rockets and is a member of the school’s ski club. Her self-proclaimed struggles on the slopes may be one reason coaches don’t mind her going to Perfect North across the Indiana border once a week in the winter with the club. “She’s anchored our 4x200 relay all year and they’ve got the third-best time in the city,” Rosenbaum said. “She’s in the long jump district finals. And actually the last two weeks I’ve thrown her into the 400 and she’s been great there. “Kids who say they like the 400 are tough kids and you can’t have enough of them in track, or any sport, really.” Schaefer wasn’t sure about her reputation for toughness. “I’m tough enough to last through our workouts,” she said. “I don’t really know how you define being tough.” While Schaefer doesn’t consider herself especially tough, she definitely considers the 400 a difficult race. “It’s the longest minute of my life,” she said. “The first thing I think about is getting the baton. Then I think think about my position. I just want to make sure I’m passing people, not the one being passed. I’m hoping I can finish strong enough to pass people at the end. “I haven’t run the 400 enough to hate it. What I like about it is if you make a mistake you can make up for it. In the sprints, a little mistake will cost you the race. In the 400 you have a little more time.” “I wouldn’t say I really have a favorite event, but the relays you work as a team,” she said. “It’s nice that we all put up the time, that we all work together. Track is so individual, but this is a team effort and I like that. The Rockets completed the Division II district meet May 25, after Journal holiday deadlines.

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» Glen Este’s season ended May 18 with an eight-inning loss to Lakota East 5-4. Senior Austin Rieck was 3-4. » New Richmond advanced to the Division II district finals after a 9-5 victory over Goshen, May 23 at Milford High School. Levi Simpson earned the win to move to 9-1 on the season and went 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles. The Lions played Kenton Ridge/Shawnee, May 25 after holiday deadlines.

The following individuals qualified for the regional track meet, which begins May 29 (Due to holiday deadlines, final results for Division II and III were not available): » New Richmond Ashlee Lewis, shot put; Hannah Hall, high jump, Branston Evans, discus; Tyler Anderson, pole vault, Aaron Pollard, pole vault. » Williamsburg - Caley Pringle, high jump; Elizabeth Meisberger, shot put; Lee Brandon, pole vault; Pearce Williford, pole vault; Cody

Minnie, long jump. » Glen Este - Jacob Hamilton, pole vault. » » McNicholas - girls and boys 4x800 relays.


» McNicholas High School played host Walsh Jesuit in the Division II state tournament May 25. Results were not available before early Journal holiday deadlines. The winner advanced to meet either Fenwick or Columbus DeSales in the state finals. Please visit for the latest postseason results.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Amelia basketball camp

Amelia basketball coach Craig Mazzaro once again is offering summer basketball camp for boys. Camp, which is for boys entering second through eighth grades, is 9:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 25, at Amelia High School. Cost is $50. For the past 17 years, more than 3,000 kids attended these camps. Call Craig Mazzaro at 315-4372, 947 7463, or e-mail

Strief football camp

Zach Strief Dream Big Foundation is having a football camp on the Milford High School athletic fields (Eagle Stadium and fields on the high school/junior high campus) Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. Strief, a Super Bowl champion and New Orleans Saints team captain, is a Milford

High School graduate. The camp will focus on techniques of the game. Coaches will focus on teaching fundamentals that all players must use to be successful, and teaching football in a way that will help the player perform at a higher level. Areas of instruction will include proper stance, blocking techniques, running techniques, ball handling skills, throwing mechanics, receiving skills, defeating blocks, proper pursuit, proper tackling, pass coverage, and more. Staff will include current and past Milford High School players and coaches. Strief will be present both days. Camp is 8 a.m. to noon, both days, for seventh and eighth grades; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday only, for kindergarten through third grades; and 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday only, for fourth through sixth grades. Cost is $30 for early bird registration, $40 on the day of camp for seventh and eighth

grades; $20 early bird, $30 day-of for kindergarten through third grades and fourth through sixth grades. Each camper receives a T-shirt and wristband. Registration and medical forms are at Both forms must accompany payment to register. For information, e-mail

Soccer Unlimited

The schedule for the OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South is now available at cmtr3t5. Included in the schedule are camps in Hyde Park, College Hill, Anderson, Deer Park, Milford, Bethel, Sycamore Township, Fairfax, Batavia and Terrace Park. For more information, contact Ohio South at 5769555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916 or

Miami Valley Christian Academy celebrates its OCSAA title after beating Emmanuel Christian of Toledo. From left are: Front, cheerleaders Erin Napier, Anna Self, Megan Wilson, Mackenzie Reed, Katie Moore, Haley Coleman and Rachel Makoski; back, head coach Pat Pugh, Jalin Pugh, Jamie Carson, Tony Caner, Malique Ward, Ben Huxtable, Jon Mitchell, Layne Cherry, Gavin Carson, Thad Painter, Jake Kaiser, Griffen Dickerson, Adam McCoy, Bransen Vilardo and assistant coach LaMarque Ward

MVCA wins state title Miami Valley Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team won the Ohio Christian School Athletic Association State Championship. The boys traveled to Ohio Christian University in Circleville and defeated Kingsway Christian in a close semifinal game. They then faced Emmanuel Christian from Toledo in the championship. MVCA led throughout the game only to have Emmanuel make a run and take the lead near the end of the game. The Lions quickly recaptured the lead and never looked back winning 51-46. Great team defense, clutch free throws, and key baskets helped MVCA to its firstever OCSAA state championship. Photos thanks to Jody Hilsher/MVCA

The trophy won by MVCA for winning the OCSAA state tournament.








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On May 21, my wife Mary Jo and I had the privilege of escorting two Korean War veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Honor Flights (known nationwide by various names) take World War II and Korean War vets to see their memorials in D.C. It is completely free for the veterans. Guardians pay their own way. The IRS was afraid to mess with this group (bad PR), so contributions are tax deductible. Everyone wore T-shirts which said, “If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a Veteran.” It was a day both veterans and guardians will long remember. As JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” It was a distinct honor to spend the day with 72 brave members of the “Greatest Generation” who chose the latter option. Interested in helping out? Google Honor Flight Tri-State for details. Volunteers, paying or not, are always needed. John Joseph Clermont County Tea Party Goshen, OH

Watergate? Deja vu

Mr. Joseph in his letter requests the assistance of Woodward and Bernstein to look into White House “scandals.” It appears Mr. Joseph already has his mind made up, so why request their considerable investigative talents to look into these matters? Also, as a Tea Party 501(c)4 non-profit organization, referring to anyone who disagrees with him as he refers to as “a raging Liberal or a blithering idiot (Pardon the redundancy)” ... does this fall under the definition that “a 501(c)(4) organization may inform the public on controversial subjects and attempt to influence legislation relevant to its program, and, unlike 501(c)(3) organizations, they may also participate in political campaigns and elections, as long as its primary activity is the promotion of social welfare.” I see why the IRS has questioned the legitimacy of these so called social welfare groups “promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the community.” That is a stretch. Eric Stein Pierce Township

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Tax cuts cause unfortunate results

Cuts to Ohio’s local government fund and removal of the estate tax are the unfortunate results of an irresponsible governor. Opportunities and wealth from past generations are leaving our state and are being replaced by poor methods for Ohio’s sustainment, such as cutting taxes and funds that benefit Ohioans directly. As of Jan. 1, 2013, the state no longer imposes an estate tax on the transfer of assets from resident decedents or of Ohio assets of nonresidents. These new changes are cultivating a weakened electorate that will face re-instituting prior taxes, implementing new ones, or a combination thereof because of the lack of initiative by John Kasich. Due to income tax cuts the state legislature enacted in 2005, Ohio has underperformed especially in the area of job creation. The U.S. employment base grew 2.1 percent between 2005 to 2013.


During the same time period, Ohio’s employment rate decreased 4.4 percent. In March of 2013, Ohio lost 20,000 jobs. These negative indicators point toward

irresponsibility. Take the estate disparity between most of Union Township in Clermont County and Observatory Hill near Hyde Park in Hamilton County: Do you think the governor’s decision to remove the estate tax took into account the revenue lost that would help alleviate differences between the services provided in both of these places? And, which population do you think is effected more by the estate tax - Hyde Park or Union Township? Affluent households in both Hyde Park

and Union Township can undergo an estate tax, but the latter is more needing of the protections and conditions that the tax creates. The estate tax was mostly opposed by the owners of large farms; however, Ohio’s farms are increasingly owned by interstate corporations. Among the governor’s other changes are reducing tax rates on businesses by half; cutting the income tax rate 20 percent over three years; and lowering the sales tax rate from 5.5 to 5 percent. A facilitating mechanism of this decline is the one-party super-majority in the legislature, enforced by fear, and abiding to whims of private elites ultimately loyal to out-ofstate interests. The supermajority in the legislature received $81,046 from AT&T, $55,779 from Time Warner Cable, and $51,000 from Duke Energy between 2006 and 2012, indicating commercial serviceproviders who many Ohioans

use in their own homes coalesce to influence their voting. What Ohio needs in 2013, 2014 and beyond is a leader who will not cut revenue; who defends the services of the state; whose discretion to remind corporate interests, especially large out-of-state corporations, what it is allowed to do is relentless; and who will recover lost resources driven out. Defending against Ohio’s institutional decline and the ignorance it breeds directly can be accomplished by welleducated, modestly-funded legislators’ candidacies across all Ohio, and by the cities, towns and townships that refuse inaction. Write columns to the local press about how much the caring community has played a role in your life so it can see your work and personify goodness on the day we need.

Christopher Myers is a resident of Miami Township.

What if they are right about the environment? We are the children, your sons and daughters, nieces and nephews. We go to school and listen to environmental science teachers tell us about global warming and the effect of greenhouse gasses on our environment. When we come home and hear the debate on global warming on national television, we think, “this must be important, but what are we to do?” Truth is no one really seems to agree. When this debate started many years ago, we, the children, thought the adults would have it handled by now. But carbon dioxide has a long life in our atmosphere of 50 to 200 years, methane up to 12 years, which may require more than one generation to fix. Reforestation is a good

start, but the main issue is our dependence on fossil fuels for all kinds of energy, from running our cars every day to Elizabeth emergency Weyant COMMUNITY PRESS generators. We’ve just got GUEST COLUMNIST to have it. Some curious young people wonder for a few minutes what life would be like without our phones or electricity for a few days. It’s a pretty hard concept to wrap our heads around. Imagine for a second, what era that would set us back to? Images of the middle ages flash before our eyes. Things probably won’t get that

out of hand, but it sure does make one want to figure out how to be more energy efficient in order to save our modern way of life. If changes to our lifestyle would save the environment, wouldn’t it be worth it? The scientists say yes. After all, no atmosphere means no human lives. The people who oppose environmental scientists just want us to think all of the scary facts the environmental scientists are telling us are blown out of proportion. They say everything is really going to be fine and that environmental scientists are telling us lies just to scare us into unnecessary action. But, maybe we do need scaring into action. Didn’t our mothers teach us the old saying, “it’s better to

have it and not need it than not have it and need it?” That is good advice, whether we wanted to hear it or not because it can be applied to everything, not just your mittens or a hat. Headlines in all kinds of places are reading, “We’re at a tipping point, we need to decide and we need to act now.” Environmental scientists are telling us that small things can be done now by anyone, and big things need to be done now by our leaders. So, what if they are right? Can we afford to not do anything at all, can we afford to do as little as possible? It won’t kill us to do everything we can do. It might kill us if we don’t try, so why not try?

Elizabeth Weyant is a student at UC Clermont College. She lives in Milford.

CH@TROOM May 22 question Do you think IRS officials targeting of conservative groups is a one-time mistake or does a culture of abusing its power exist?

“I think people are giving the IRS too much credit for targeting conservative groups. They are generally overworked and underfunded and do not have a lot of spare time to pursue political agendas. “Groups with certain keywords in their names, like the ones allegedly targeted, have abused the tax system for years by claiming to be charities when, in fact, they were political lobbying organizations. “It is my belief that they were ‘profiling’ these groups for audit for legitimate purposes. This was likely a well intentioned, but bungled move on their part. “As a CPA practicing before the IRS, I deal with them frequently and, for the most part, they are sincere government employees trying to do a difficult job. When they do their best, everyone hates them and when they back off, Congress investigates them for not catching the tax cheats.” F.S.D.

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there is politics involved in the decision to flag these groups. Nevertheless, the IRS is a huge, cumbersome bureaucracy. “I think ineptitude, uncertain guidelines and direction and the ‘snail’s pace’ movement of any government entity also played a part. “Don’t get me wrong, I am not an Obama supporter. I think, however, the Republicans can get a lot of mileage out of this (and I don’t blame them). When the shoe’s on the other foot the same thing happens.” T.B.

“I think this is just another example of the government’s trying to suppress the conservative movement in order to in-

sure the success of its socialist agenda items. Strike fear in the hearts of the people and they will shut up, allowing things as heinous as the Third Reich to occur. “It’s starting to happen here and everything is being couched in the positive rationale that ‘it’s for the common good.’ Even the seemingly beneficial reverse mortgages are just another way for the feds to grab up land that would otherwise go to the heirs of the elderly people who are just using this tactic as a way to reduce their living costs. “When the government starts overstepping its legal bounds, legislating every aspect of our lives and the choices we used to be free to make we know that tyranny has arrived. Both political parties are guilty of this. “It’s time to reclaim our Constitution and get back to the honor and dignity that this country once had. We need a new, strong third party filled with uncorrupted politicians who can stop the insanity before we find ourselves living in the USSR (United States Socialist Republic). It didn’t work in the original USSR and it won’t work here, at least not while older Americans who remem-

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ber our God-given freedoms are still alive. “Unfortunately, our system of education is promoting the socialist, liberal agenda and the younger generation thinks that this is the way to go. I miss the ‘old’ America ... a country in which people worked hard for a living and would rather die than to live off of the sweat of another person’s brow. “Liberal, social policies destroy this desire to work hard and they also destroy morality, ethics, and common decency.” C.H.

“Oh, I am sure this is a political motivated move of the current administration on part of the IRS. Being the history of a bully, the IRS in the most part has been more user friendly these past few years.” O.R.

“I think it is a one-time mistake based on poor oversight. “However, since the Tea Party mantra is anti-tax, and not wanting to pay anything back to the country, I don’t mind that they were being investigated. “If any group would seek to abuse a non-profit status to further their political agenda it would be the Tea Party.”

Community Journal Editor Theresa L. Herron, 248-7128 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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CLERMONT COUNTY — Six veterans May 16 received medals for their service from the Clermont County Veterans Services Commission. Vietnam veteran Edward Davidson (Army) of Lynchburg received the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallentry Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal. Vietnam veteran John Benjamine (Marines) of Amelia received the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallentry Medal, Civil Action Ribbon with Palm and Frame, Vietnam Campaign Medal. Reba O’Connor, widow of Vietnam veteran Terrence O’Connor (Army) of Amelia received the Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallentry Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Marksman rifle Vietnam veteran Jerry Greenwood (Army) of Union Township received the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Com-


Six veterans May 16 received medals from the Clermont County Veterans Services Commission for their service. From left are John Benjamine (Marines) of Amelia, Edward Davidson (Army) of Lynchburg, Reba O’Connor, widow of Terrence O'Connor (Army) of Amelia, Jason Preston (Army) of Amelia, Jerry Greenwood (Army) of Union Township and Francis Yagodzinski (Air Force) of Anderson Township. ROXANNA SWIFT/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

mendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge. Vietnam veteran Francis Yagodzinski (Air Force) of Anderson Township received the Dis-

tinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Free-

dom veteran Jason Preston (Army) of Amelia received the Bronze Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Afghanistan Cam-

paign Medal with Campaign Star, NATO Afghanistan Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device.

Batavia native builds his medical career around adventures By Chuck Gibson

Devin Patchell visited the Gaza Strip in November 2012. If he told us how, it could cause a safety risk. “It was definitely a very difficult thing getting in,” he said. “The Gaza Strip is locked down. It’s an occupied territory. It’s restricted entry and exit. It’s really a challenge to get in.” The 26-year-old grew up on a farm in Batavia and graduated from Clermont Northeastern High School. After graduating from Ohio University, he completed a masters degree in public health at the Colorado School of Public Health. He went into Gaza for two weeks while working toward a medical degree in Israel. He plans to go into emergency medicine and is very interested in disaster relief medicine. “It is one of the main reasons I chose to find a way to get into Gaza right after the war; to gain experience to help people in such a time of need,” Patchell said. “I definitely wouldn’t be able to gain that experience if I were in a school back in the U.S. This was a huge experience for me.” It is the kind of experience Betty and Kenneth Patchell feared when their son informed them of his choice to attend the Medical School for International Health (MSIH) in Israel. It is also exactly the type of experience to which Betty now knows her son has been called. “To put it mildly, I’d say we were very upset,” Betty said. “It’s not like we can be there in an instant if anything would happen. As things progressed – he was very, very happy being over there – I realized there was a bigger calling for Devin than


what his dad and I had for him.” It is not a realization she came to easily, but she knows that’s what it is. “He is so totally thrilled that he made that decision,” she said. “What he is seeing is beyond what he would have seen here. It’s what Devin is all about.” Betty recognizes her son’s desire for knowledge and understanding. She saw it when he was young. “He never just accepted the way things were,” she recalled. “He always had to know why. He wanted more detail, more involvement. He needed to understand from beginning to end. I firmly believe that’s what he is learning from the experiences he’s having now.” His drive to learn impressed University of Colorado associate professor Dr. Lucinda (Cindy) Bryant, PhD, MSHA. “I was his adviser,” Bryant said. “I wish I knew the answer to what drives him, because I’d use it to guide other students. I think it’s internal to Devin.” Bryant met him when he entered the MPH program at the university. He completed the program as quickly as it could

be done. Patchell was a strong student who did quite well despite taking more credit hours than she recommended. He also showed her a passion for travel. “I know his mother was concerned about his choice to go to Israel,” said Bryant. “In the time I’ve known him, he’s taken every opportunity to travel wherever he could go. He straps on his backpack, takes off and explores the world.” Patchell hopes to use those opportunities, to apply lessons learned, to give him a better chance to make a difference as a doctor in the future. Like the experience of getting into Gaza. “Once I got in, immediately I was taken with open arms, ushered into hospitals and clinics where my help could be made of use,” Patchell said. “Just to have that experience. It was the first time in my medical experience where I was applying my knowledge and directly contributing to bettering somebody’s health in an acute situation; actually helping them right then and there.” Patchell has endless stories about things he saw in Gaza; things he’s sure he won’t see anywhere else. He visited a family with a young girl suffering from a rare skin disease that results in chronic and ultimately fatal infections. Her family had no idea what the disease was, or what could be done about it. He was able to help them understand what was happening, get her some medicine to help right then, and arrange follow up care with an Italian dermatology group. “From that point forward, this little girl, who had no care, without a doctor, without any hope for medical care, is getting ongoing medical care from caring, competent physicians,”

said Patchell. “One of the biggest things I did while I was there was network with other physicians working for human rights issues.” Public health and human rights are what drove Patchell to help develop a program for better public health in underserved communities. “The idea was to take a program which existed at a medical school in India; to sort of tweak that program to make it applicable to the community here in the Negev desert in Israel,” he said. During the past year, Patchell worked with Irene KoplinkaLoehr, who is also a student at MSIH, and they created the project called “Global Health Made Local.” “We had to do a lot of tweaking and we made it more familybased,” Patchell said. “We pair incoming medical students with a family that is disadvantaged; socio-economicly, culturally, out of what the health care normally reaches out to here in the Beer-Sheva area.” The point of the program is for the students to learn from the families. Students that enter MSIH and the Ben-Gurion medical program in Israel already are motivated to learn about cultural competencies in medicine within different cultures. The program sets up an opportunity for these students to help the family in a collaborative way learning from one another. “We just started this year,” said Patchell. “We have eight first-year students with four families from all different backgrounds. They’ve been meeting throughout the year.” “We’re hoping to make a difference with the families themselves,” Patchell said. “We also want to find out what is working, what isn’t working, and

what can be done to continue their improvement. The idea is for the program to be valuable enough to adapt and still be effective anywhere. We’re hoping it takes off, but again I’m speaking from vision and not evidence.” Original financial support came from the Rotary International Health Scholarship Patchell received for the project. To continue, they’ll need more financial resources. “This project here is people wanting to make a difference and people who want a difference to happen,” said Patchell. “It’s right here on the ground. I see it all the time. It’s actually working. If anybody out there wants to give assistance to make a difference here, that would be appreciated.” Patchell always has found a way to get things done. Bryant thinks he’s seen a lot with very little financial resources. She calls him too complex to sum up in one perfect quote. “He loves the adventure of all this,” she said. “He gets a real kick out of this; like going into Gaza. It’s nice that he can transfer that to the public good. He’ll do well if he stays alive.” While in his second year of medical school, Patchell plans to come back to Columbia University in New York for his fourth year to complete his medical degree. He remains committed to emergency/disaster medicine and may have his residency in the United States. “He’s an exceptional student, very focused on why he’s doing what he’s doing,” Bryant said. “He has a love of life; an adventuresome spirit. I’d say not always wise, but always focused and there’ll be good outcomes. I really look forward to the next act in his life.”


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 30 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 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.

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.

relaxation promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Call for pricing. Presented by SilverSneakers. 478-6783. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, 6660 Clough Road, Includes multi-course meal. Adult beverages available. $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-6432583; Cincinnati. Anderson Township.

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Summerside United Methodist Church, 638 Batavia Pike, Through June 1. 528-3052; Union Township. Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.


Exercise Classes

Art Exhibits

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.

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

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.

Education Get Published Writing Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Amelia Branch Library, 58 Maple St., Ages 13 and up learn from expert how to get work published. With Carol Cartaino. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 752-5580; Amelia.

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. 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. 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.

Music - Classical


The Cincinnati Brass Band, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Outdoor concert in tradition of English brass bands playing variety of music from sentimental favorites to jazz and patriotic. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Brass Band. 732-2561; Union Township.

Art Exhibits


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

Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes 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. Through Dec. 27. 575-2102. Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Kevin Fox. 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. 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

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

Shopping Rummage Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Summerside United Methodist Church, 528-3052; Union Township. Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express Fundraiser, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers Express, 412-5700; ext. 1140. Eastgate.

The Cincinnati Brass Band will perform a free outdoor concert from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. The band will play a variety of music from sentimental favorites to jazz and patriotic. For more information, call 732-2561 or visit PROVIDED.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Music - Big Band Ice Cream Social, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mount Moriah United Methodist Church, 681 Mount Moriah Drive, Picnic Pavilion. Music by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra. Free Snowie Shaved Ice Cones for children. Clowns with balloon animals. $5 for lunch and ice cream. Bring seating. Benefits missions at Mount Moriah United Methodist Church. $5. 752-1333. Withamsville.

p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from the area 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. Through Oct. 29. 683-0150; Loveland.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 Art & Craft Classes

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.

Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.


Art Exhibits

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

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


Tours Anderson Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Anderson Township, Self-guided tour of 10 residential gardens. Descriptions, parking information and map at website after May 20. Shuttle transportation available at station $4. Free. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

MONDAY, JUNE 3 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, 135 N. Union St., Zumba fitness and Zumba Gold classes. $5. Presented by Kimberley “KC” Coniglio. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

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

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.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; Milford.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7

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.

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. Fish Fry, 6-7:30 p.m., Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562, $5.50 and up. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Burgers, brats, metts, hot dogs, side dishes and cash bar. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. Split-the-pot available. 831-9876; Milford. Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Ben Alexander. 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. SilverSneakers Yoga Stretch, 9-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 4786783. Union Township.

On Stage - Theater

831-0006; Milford.

Health / Wellness Weekend Day of Quiet, 10 a.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, House of Joy. Provides time and space to immerse yourself in quiet reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and to reconnect with what brings you joy in your life. $110, includes meals and single occupancy. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

Pets Pet Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., Peppermint Pig, 474-0005; Anderson Township.

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Murder Mystery Dinner: Crime and Pun-ishment, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 318, $60, $45 with mention of this listing. 888-643-2583; Anderson Township.



Support Groups

Art Exhibits

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

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

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

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 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. 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.

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

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

Dining Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bandstand, Western Ave. and Susanna Way, Saturday features crafts and artists on village bandstand greens. Sunday features antique dealers on bandstand green. Free. Presented by Historic New Richmond. 543-9149. New Richmond.

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

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church Milford, $38 per month. 4767522; Milford. Spinning on Keiser M3 Freewheel, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended. 831-0006; Milford. X-Fit Classes, 10-11 a.m., Miami Athletic Club & Wellness Center, $10. Registration recommended.

Antiques Shows Antiques and Artists on the Ohio, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Bandstand, Free. 543-9149. New Richmond.

Recreation Car Cruise In, 4-8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, Free. 831-5823; Milford.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Art Exhibits Bikes in Bloom, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., City of Milford, 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, $5. 240-5180; Bethel. SilverSneakers, 9:15-10 a.m., Union Township Civic Center, Call for pricing. 947-7344. Union Township.

Recreation Street Customs Night Cruise In, 6-9 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 831-5823; Milford.

Summer Camps - Arts Children’s Art Enrichment Camp, 8:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m., Village Art House, 120 N. Market St., Daily through June 14. Art activities, including supplies. Ages 3-8. $80 per parson. Registration required. 732-2177; Batavia.



Cornbread and detox bath – both make you feel good

Kit Whiteman’s corn bread

“I’m such a fan and read your recipes every week. Here’s my recipe for corn bread. So quick and easy and tastes good, too,” Kit said. She’s right on all three counts.

Draw a bath with water as hot as you stand it. As tub fills, add all ingredients. Water will turn yellow/orange but don’t worry. Soak for about 40 minutes. While soaking, drink 24 oz. ice water. If you want, rub skin gently (always toward your heart) to stimulate lymphatic system and help clean out toxins. Dry off and drink another 24 oz. water as soon as possible, then relax.

Tips from Tonya

Rita says her broccoli salad is always the first to go on buffet tables. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

1 box Jiffy Yellow Cake mix 1 box Jiffy Corn Bread mix

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Follow package directions for each box. Place all ingredients in one bowl and blend. Pour into a greased 8-inch round or square pan and bake 25 minutes, until golden brown.

tender, use them, too, sliced thinly) Generous 1⁄2 cup chopped red onion 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 ⁄2 pound bacon, cut up and sautéed

Dressing Whisk together:

Cornbread from scratch

1 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄4 cup red wine vinegar or more to taste (I usually add more)

Buffet broccoli salad

Pour dressing over salad ingredients. Toss well. When serving, dig deep so that you get all the goodies that tend to fall to the bottom.

Check out my Cooking with Rita blog for this recipe. Go to Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Broccoli was on sale at the grocery and I had a craving for this salad. It’s not low fat or low sugar, but it’s always the first to go on the buffet table. Salad Mix together: 1 large head of broccoli, cut into florets (if stems are

Tonya Fischer’s detox bath

After I shared recipes for natural scrubs, etc., I had more requests for natural bath soaks, especially ones using Epsom salts. I met Tonya during


a presentation I did at Macy’s corporate offices on healthy living. She works with Executive Chef Rick Toennis. Rick and Tonya believe, as I do, in Mother Nature’s healing powers. She told me about a soothing detox bath she enjoys, and I asked her to share the recipe. “When I’m not feeling so good or after a long day at work or workout, I soak in this bath,” Tonya told me. I’m going to make this myself and soothe the sore muscles I now have after our car got hit with a 200-pound deer. ⁄3 cup Epsom salt ⁄3 cup sea salt 1 ⁄3 cup baking soda 1 tablespoon powdered/ground ginger 1 cup apple cider vinegar 10-20 drops Eucalyptus spearmint oil, or just Eucalyptus oil

Epsom salt: Makes you sweat, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle aches. Sea salt: Helps leach out toxins, soothes open sores or blemishes. Baking soda: Balances an overly acidic system, softens water, skin and helps eliminate chlorine.

Ginger: Increases circulation, opens pores, makes you sweat. Vinegar: Restores acid-alkaline balance, softens skin, helpful for acne. Massage oil: Relaxes body and senses. 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.

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That is, with the exception of rehearsing students who will participate in a national dance competition sponsored by Encore Talent Productions of Liberty Township in late June at Kings Island. For nearly 50 years, Williams has been teaching ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap students how to do arabesques, stag leaps, body rolls and ball drops. Sunday, June 2, Williams’ dancers and former dancers will hold a retirement reception for her from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonnie Williams Dance Studio on Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road in Cherry Grove. “I have mixed feelings about stopping something I’ve done and loved for so long,” said Williams, 65, of Ludlow, Ky. “I’ll miss my students and my mission to teach them poise, discipline and love of dance. “But I’m also looking forward to family, travel and relaxation,” Williams said. Williams was just 18 in 1965 when she opened a dance studio in the basement of her parents’ home in Mount Washington. Some 48 years later, at the end of May, Williams presented her final recital at Mason Middle School. For 20 years, Williams’ students have danced

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Ole Fisherman busy gathering swarms of bees Howdy folks, Ruth Ann and I went outside Feesburg to get a nice swarm of honey bees from a big pine tree. They were two feet off the ground. I took the box we made to get bees in, put it under the branch, did some trimming, then pushed the limb over the box and cut the limb. I think we got all but about six or eight bees. It was early in the morning. The bees hadn’t woke up real good, so it was easier. It was a big swarm. We would like to get some more, so give us a call if you have any. We saw something that a person doesn’t see often. It was a bird chasing a cat as we went through Feesburg. The cat was a kitten, evidently got too close to a nest. There is so much to see if you take the time. As they say “stop and smell the roses.” We got another call about bees at Mt. Orab. We were tied up and couldn’t go so we called Danny Grant and he went and got them. While we were finishing the project we were working on another call about bees came in. This one was at the IGA store in Bethel. They were on the sidewalk, a small bunch, so we took a hive box, laid it on the ground in front of them. I pecked on the box with my hand. They started going in. We had sprayed the box with sugar water before we went. We spent a lot of time waiting for the bees to go in the hive. We put sugar water in plastic bags, lay them in the hive and punch small holes in the bag so the bees can suck the sugar water out. This gives them something to start building the hive. We have lost bees before with nothing in the hive for them to feed on. This mixture is a half cup of sugar to one-quarter cup water. This sure helps keep bees and a make a good hive. Last Sunday after church, Ruth Ann and I

went to Owensville for a historical meeting, The speaker for the program was Tony. George The folks Rooks sure enOLE FISHERMAN joyed his talk. He had several Indian artifacts he had found years ago. This was an educational experience for the folks. His wife Kate also gave some thought on the artifacts. The cabin and museum will be have an open house on these dates, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They are Saturday June 8, July 13. Now July 22 to the July 27 is the Clermont County Fair and the Owensville Historical Building will be open in the afternoons and evenings all week. Then back to the open houses, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. Then also on Dec. 1 will be the Owensville

Historical Society’s Christmas dinner at the Jackson Township Hall. This group of folks are working towards teaching the school children about the history of our county. If no one tells the children about the history, they will never learn about it. I talked to Mike at the Boars Head Bait Shop in Afton. The fishing is extra good here and on the Ohio River. The bass tournament held here each Tuesday evening: The winner weighed in at 8 pounds one week and 10 pounds another week. For crappie if using live bait, use minnows, small and medium size, fish under a bobber, or use small grubs. Fish slow with the grubs. Good luck to all. The garden is doing good. We cut spinach last week for the freezer and lettuce to use. Last Monday, Ruth Ann fixed wilted lettuce with green onions, bacon and vinegar. By golly, it was

good. The asparagus is doing good, so we are having some for meals. The strawberries are starting to get ripe. It is hard waiting for them to get red. We called A&M Orchards. They said it will be early June when they have pick “your own strawberries.” The grass I mow for

Ruth Ann’s cousins finally got mowed one time. It was big and tall. I hope to mow it today. This is Tuesday morning, as I write this. There will be lots of events taking place so if you can attend these, you will be happy to be involved. This is important to help support your

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Jonathan D. McCoy, 26, at large, drug instrument, drug possession, May 7. Terry Delaughter, 34, 151 N. Main St., warrant, May 4. Danielle M. Haag, 41, 979 Cedar Ridge, warrant, May 8. Peter A. Rimer, 37, 3739 Oakwood, warrant, May 9. Shannon W. Williams, 34, At Large, domestic violence, May 10. Denice L. Collins, 53, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 207, domestic violence, May 10. Shelby A. Collett, 28, 1070 Bethel New Richmond Road, drug instrument, May 11. Jerry Lee, 47, Lka 901 Never Rest Lane, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, May 11. Jerry L. Davis, 38, 344 Laurel Road, drug instrument, criminal trespass, May 12. Timothy M. Winterod, 28, 1919 Ohio 52, forgery, May 10.

BATAVIA Arrests/citations Tyler A. Strunk, 20, 1881 Mulberry St., drug possession, May 4. Jessica J. Ackley, 22, 764 Loda Drive, drug paraphernalia, May 7. Cheri D. Lee, 25, 47 Concord Woods, warrant, May 8.

Incidents/investigations Burglary A safe, money, etc. taken; $551 at 379 Spring St., May 4. Unauthorized use Vehicle taken at 250 Victoria Ave., May 4.

NEW RICHMOND Arrests/citations Joshua Sturgill, 19, 3976 Youngman Drive, warrant, May 1. Andrea Horn-Senters, 40, 106 Regatta, warrant, May 7.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Entry made into garage at 108 Center St., May 6. Disorderly conduct Neighbor sprayed bug spray in face of complainant at 762/770 Washington St., May 1. Menacing by stalking Female reported this offense at 619 Market St., May 4.

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LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State Law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. A nd due notice having been given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim ann interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidders or otherwise disposed of on Monday, June 17, 2013, 3:00PM. 1105 Old State Rt. 74, Batavia, OH 45103 (513)752-8110 Melinda Riddell 1819 Heidelberg Dr. Loveland, OH 45140 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes, Tools, Appliances, TV’s or Stereo Equip. Office Furniture, Office Machines/Equip. Adam Prall 3229 Jinny Lind Rd. Amelia, OH 45102 Household Goods, Furniture Patricia Barr 57 Maple Ave. Amelia, OH 45102 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes Nicholas Bolton 4424 Apt 4 Glendale Dr. Batavia, OH 45103 Household Goods, Furniture, Boxes. Joe Allen 126 Carr Street Blanchester, OH 45107 Office Machines/Equip. Scot Singleton 807 Greenwood Ln. Cincinnati, OH 45245 Household Goods, Furniture 1762375


Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Barbie dolls, etc. taken from storage lockers; $18,125 at 1833 Ohio Pike, May 8. Burglary Cameras, laptop computers taken; $2,364 at 350 St. Andrews No. C, May 12. Criminal damage Vehicle damaged fairway and tee markers taken at Stillmeadow Country Club at Stillmeadow Drive, May 8. Rock thrown at vehicle at 3488 Lewis Road, May 8. Paint was spread throughout apartment at 342 St. Andrews No. A, May 11. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property of Beckjord at Ohio 52, May 6. Trespassing on property at 1011 Bristol Road, May 12. Domestic violence At Hopper View Bluff, May 6. At East Ohio Pike, May 10. Drug instrument Item found in vehicle by K-9 unit at area of Ohio 52 at Pond Run, May 11. Endangering children 8-year-old left alone in apartment at 302 St. Andrews No. B, May 8. Theft Gasoline not paid for at Sunoco; $45 at Ohio 125, May 6. Steaks taken from Walmart; $144 at Ohio Pike, May 6. X-box, etc. taken from Walmart; $520 at Ohio Pike, May 7. Wallet, left in cart, was taken at Walmart at Ohio Pike, April 23. Cellphone, etc. taken from vehicle at 1102 Orchard Lane, May 11.

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Fantashia W. Whittington, 19, 507 Old Ohio 74, warrant, May

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. 10. Raymond R. McComas III, 32, 36 Car-Berl Drive, driving under suspension, May 10. Timothy Schaffner, 54, 645 Carefree Drive, domestic violence, May 10. Daniel D. Correll, 49, 9166 Jordan Road, speed, May 10. Matthew C. Nelson, 25, 1812 Parker Road, drug abuse, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia, May 10. James M. Will, 31, 150 Broadway, warrant, May 10. Amanda L. Hinton, 26, 150 Broadway, endangering children, May 10. Anthony M. Showalter, 28, 1342 Woodville Pike, drug instruments, warrant, May 10. Juvenile, 17, warrant, May 10. Lance G. Engle, 23, 7775 Hartfield Place, open container, May 10. Craig D. Clements, 27, 4593 Summerside, open container, May 10. Joshua C. Music, 21, 807 Danny Drive, trafficking in drugs, May 10. Brittany N. Glasgow, 18, 5590 Autumn Wynd Lane, underage consumption, May 11. Lindsey M. Michael, 19, 5621 Beechgrove, underage consumption, May 11. Curtis A. Blum, 21, 1461 Salem Woods, driving under influence, May 11. Yvonne E. Henson-Wiggington, 41, 507 Piccadilly No. B, theft, May 11. Jacob S. Coburn, 22, 479 Piccadilly No. E, theft, May 11. Sean M. Collins, 23, 6982 Moorfield, driving under suspension, May 11. Nicholas C. Bonham, 23, 1134 Patterson No. 1, theft, May 11. Paul T. McDonald Jr., 21, 1531 Dixie Hwy., drug abuse, drug possession, May 11. Jeffrey A. Kellerman, 47, 111 No. A Highview Drive, drug abuse, drug possession, May 11. Darrell J. Simpson, 32, 4024 Jamestown St., theft, May 11. Gary Andrews, 42, 8142 Diane Drive, theft, May 11. James Johnson, 44, 836 Perry St.,

theft, May 11. Allen D. Leggett, 33, 505 Main St., no motorcycle endorsement, driving under suspension, May 11. Sharod F. Gales, 33, 484 Old Ohio 74, warrant, May 11. Jared B. Rubrecht, 22, 116 S. Charity, warrant, May 11. David C. Johnson, 43, 6508 Palmetto, assault, May 12. Donald B. Bice, 45, 9175 Belvedere, obstructing official business, May 12. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, drug possession, May 12. Shay T. Eaton, 20, 4347 Longlake Drive No. 8116, theft, criminal tools, underage consumption, May 12. Russell Weis, 70, 3867 Mark Court, driving under influence, open container, May 12. Michael A. Howard II, 19, 1208 Saddletop Ridge, driving under influence, May 12. Clifford R. Neal, 44, 49 Hadley St., warrant, May 12. Alicia K. Cantrell, 23, 904 Meadow Ridge, warrant, May 12. Tommy L. Gilbert, 28, 179 Cardinal Drive, warrant, May 12. Raven A. Bass, 31, 1158 Beech Ridge, driving under influence, May 13. Derek R. Ridener, 26, 4466 Spruce Creek, assault, May 13. Heather L. McCabe, 34, 137 Newlun Court, warrant, May 13. Michael W. Chase, 21, 4367 Long Lake No. 1304, domestic violence, May 13. Alicia L. Green, 20, 4524 Weiner Lane, misconduct at emergency, May 13. Charles T. Barrows, 26, 392 E. Main St., warrant, May 13. Steven R. Alcorn, 23, 13021 Brannon, warrant, May 14. Jason P. Cope, 33, 512 Halifax, disorderly conduct, May 14. Kimberly K. Meyer, 22, 3881 Banks Road, warrant, May 14. Jason A. Smith, 34, 3915 Hopper Hill, disorderly conduct, May 14. Cory J. Morgeson, 33, 3891 Magnolia Drive, disorderly conduct, May 14. Gabriella B. Shoemaker, 18, 4151 Mount Carmel Tobasco, drug abuse, drug possession, May 15.

Glenda J. Eversole, 52, 154 Southern Trace No. F, abusing harmful intoxicants, May 15. Francesco V. Ferrari, 32, 115 Orchard Ave., driving under influence, aggravated vehicular assault, receiving stolen property, May 15. Brandon S. Hymer, 35, 3116 Park Road, telecommunications harassment, May 15. William R. Rudd, 40, 4150 Mount Carmel Tobasco, disorderly conduct, May 15. Dustin L. Mills, 19, 3877 Old Savannah Drive, no drivers license, May 16.





Jack A. Steele, 47, 117 Concord Sq., open container, May 4. Steven H. Cundiff, 62, 1115 Glendale Drive, physical control of vehicle, May 8. Shannon J. Watson, 37, 556 E. Main St., theft, May 8. Jennifer Bomkamp, 36, 194 N. Front St., resisting arrest, obstructing official business, May 11.

Incidents/investigations Menacing Male was threatened at 107 W. Main, May 3. Theft GPS unit taken from vehicle at 122 Amber Way, May 4. Entry made into vehicle at 143 Winding Trails, May 4. Resident reported theft of money at 205 Curry Drive, May 6. Employee took merchandise from Hilltop Quick Stop; $19 at 418 E. Main St., May 8.



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At 556 Maple Valley Court, May 13.

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00-9:00 Sunday 12:00-6:00

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations George Junior Adams, 26, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 253, New Richmond, breaking and entering at 3358 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering at 3358 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering at 38 Woodruff Lane, Amelia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, breaking and entering at 17 Woodruff Lane, Amelia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 12 Pineview Drive, Apt 8, Amelia, breaking and entering at 49 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 12 Pineview Drive, Apt 8, Amelia, breaking and entering at 45 Lucy Run Road, Amelia, May 14. Rodney Allen O’Rourke, 23, 2359 Rolling Acres Drive, Amelia, receiving stolen property at 2161 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 13. Eric James Edmondson, 33, 1888 Crosstown Road, Williamsburg, misuse of credit card, theft at 262 Sunny Meadow Drive, Batavia, May 16. Curtis Johnson, 20, 84 White Oak, Springboro, Oh 45066, disorderly conduct - physically offensive condition/risk of harm at Old 74/ Shayler, Batavia, May 14. James S. Paul-Prindle, 24, 45 N. 5th St., Batavia, fugitive from justice at 4470 Ohio 222, Batavia, May 13. Michael David Hicks, 31, 2482 Bantam Road, Bethel, possession of drugs - marijuana at Judd Road / Andora Blvd., Amelia, May 13. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs marijuana, Amelia, May 13. Alexander K. Duval, 23, 4460 Sycamore, Cincinnati, possession of drugs at 4289 Ivy Pointe Blvd., Cincinnati, May 14. Ruben Robert Catron, 45, 315 N. East St., Bethel, driving under OVI suspension, driving while under the influence of alcohol/ drugs at Ohio 222 at Neal Circle, Batavia, May 15. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening, Amelia, May 14. Juvenile, 15, disorderly conduct fighting or threatening, Amelia, May 14. Juvenile, 17, driving while under the influence of alcohol/drugs, Amelia, May 15. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Amelia, May 15. Juvenile, 17, resisting arrest resist or interfere, Amelia, May 15. Juvenile, 16, possession of drugs marijuana, Batavia, May 9.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary At 2101 Carriage Station, Batavia, May 15. At 4175 Hagemans Crossing, Williamsburg, May 7. Aggravated menacing At 2305 Old Ohio 32, Batavia, May 14. Assault - knowingly harm victim At 2117 Laurel Lindale Road, New Richmond, May 7. At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 6. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, May 6.



DEATHS Kay Atkins Kay Dorsey Atkins, 77, Union Township, died May 20. She was a registered nurse, serving as nursing director at Christ Hospital. She was a Stephen minister at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, a docent at the Taft Museum and a longtime Girl Scout troop leader. Survived by children Beth (Rick) Atkins Vieira, Chad (Debra) Atkins; sister Diann Dorsey; grandchildren Andrew, Michael Vieira, Charlotte, Nora Atkins; nephew and nieces Roger Dowd Dorsey, Melissa Meagher, Lori Slater. Preceded in death by brother Roger Dorsey. Services were May 25 at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Daniel Braun Daniel S. Braun, 27, Eagle River, Alaska, formerly of Withamsville, died May 15. He was a nine-year member of the United Air Force Security Forces, serving one tour in Korea and two tours in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Survived by wife Charlene Braun; parents Gerald, Linda Braun; siblings Nicholas (Kristen)

Braun, Taressa (Curry) Ingle; nephew Jarrett Ingle, niece Emily Braun; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by grandparents John “Bill,” Mary Braun, Bill, Ruth Branam. Services were May 24 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home. Memorials to the Daniel Braun Memorial Fund at any PNC bank.

Lloyd Clouse Lloyd C. Clouse, 83, Union Township, died May 16. Survived by children Connie Eaton, Bonnie Bailey, Dennie Clouse, Sheila Hall; grandchildren John, Jeff, Joe, Tammy, Donnie, Shane, Lori Clouse, Heather Terry, Shay, Chadwick Eaton, Vicky Bellini, Lloyd, David, Crissy Bowling, Sheena, Tanner, Jimmy Hall; sister Bertha Anderson; 43 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Geneva Clouse, son Larry Clouse. Services were May 20 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

Lavina Coleman Lavina “Mammy” Whitton Coleman, 98, Blanchester, died May 21. Survived by daughters Sue (Sonny) Acuff, Bev (Mike) Burkhart; daughter-in-law Sandy

ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7128 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Coleman; grandchildren Howie (Amy), Bryan (Denette), Gregory, Christopher Coleman, Dawn Wrobleski, Tammy (Brad) Brister, Shelley (Nevin) McCune, Heather (Steve) McKenzie, Jessica (Travis) Henry; granddaughter-in-law Mary Ann Grimsley; great-grandchildren Daphne (Patrick) Perine, Kirsten, Kinsey, Michael (Coni) Coleman, Laura (Alex), Coleman Andy Lakes, Brandon (Courtney), Ashley (PJ) McLaren, Amber (Michael) Ostendorf, Jeremy (Christy), Kristen, Philip Brister, Laura, Scott, Jack Grimsley, Zach, Cody, Brady McCune, Jordan Snyder, Stephen, Michael, Alison, Dalton McKenzie, Ashley (Nick) Tompkins, Madison Books, Keaton, Haydn, Suzannah

RELIGION Batavia Fellowship of Churches

Vacation Bible School, theme Railway to Heaven, will be 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, to Friday, June 14, at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Children ages 5 to 13 are welcome. The church is at 280 N. Fifth St. in Batavia.

Christ Presbyterian Church Laurel United Methodist Church

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. 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.

Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church

The annual yard and bake sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8. Those with things they’d like to sell are welcome to join the sale for a site rent fee of $10. A grilled lunch will be available for $5. Call the church with questions. The church is at 2873 Ohio 132 South; 403-6096.

Summerside United Methodist Church

The TRI-C women will sponsor a rummage sale on Friday, May 31, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m and a bag sale Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to noon. The church is at 638 Old Ohio 74 (Batavia Pike) at corner of Summerside Road; 528-3052.

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available 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.

Henry; great-great-grandchildren Micah, Noah, Jordan, Isaac, Chandler, Xavier, Madeline, Skyler, Taylor, Michael James, Kailey, Kylie, Kaylin, Madison. Preceded in death by husband Howard “Pappy” Coleman Sr., sons Donald, Howard “Bud” Jr., Randy Coleman, grandchildren Lance, David Grimsley, Nikki Snyder, daughter-in-law Belle Coleman, grandson-in-law Buzz Wrobleski, parents Quince, Effie Whitton, seven siblings. Services were May 28 at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. Memorials to: Bible Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177 or Community Care Hospice, 200 R. Gordon Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177.

Charles Isaac Charles Edward Isaac, 69, New Richmond, died May 16. Survived by wife Mary Isaac;

daughters Anna, Kathy Isaac, Della (Jerry) Spears; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home.

David King David L. King, 79, Pierce Township, died May 19. He worked for Cincinnati Bell for 35 years. He was an Air Force veteran of Korea, and a member of Queen City Lodge 559 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Shriners. Survived by life partner Marla Ungethuem; children Mike, Susan King; grandchildren Davi, Owen, Olivia; sister Ruth Dillinder. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Christopher Lynn Christopher M. Lynn, 40, Union Township, died May 15. Survived by sister Susan Long; niece Ava; grandmother Margie “Maggie” Long; several cousins. Preceded in death by mother Karen Long, grandfather William Schwiers. Services were May 21 at Spring Grove Cemetery. Ar-

rangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home.

Adam Madeja Adam S. Madeija, 76, Union Township, died May 16. Survived by wife Joan Madeja; daughters Cathryn (George) Haugk, Michelle (Ron) Wulker; grandsons Matthew, Jack, Daniel Wulker; sister Rosemary (Harold) Hauser. Services were May 20 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Arrangements by T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Oscar Siuda Oscar Siuda, 77, Union Township, died May 14. Survived by wife Ruth Siuda; children Jim, Cathy Siuda; grandsons Michael, Brian Siuda; great-grandchildren Hannah, Maxwell, Tyler, Aiden Siuda; sibling Ginter Siuda; brother-inlaw Tim McAtee. Preceded in death by son Mark Siuda. Services were May 21 at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 396, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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


5 Bob White Court, The Bank of New York Mellon to Phillip & Kimberly Collinsworth, 0.4180 acre, $75,200. 27 Floral Avenue, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Mariah Vail, 0.2600 acre, $26,900. 53 S. Kline Avenue, Sadie Wilson to Brian Regan, 0.2500 acre, $20,000. 3 Sutton Way, Brian Lotz & Tracy Huntington Lotz to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2310 acre, $134,000.


3914 Brooksville Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to David Kabler, 0.4800 acre, $79,900. 1216 Churchill Court, Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2089 acre, $39,861. 35 Donna Drive, Leslie Kenneth Campbell, et al. to Bank of America NA, 0.4620 acre, $66,667. 1203 Glenwood Trail, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Regina Crawford, 0.3229 acre, $270,000. 1452 Gumbert Drive, Robert & Marion Funk, trustees to Lillian Simon, 0.2300 acre, $119,000. 4285 Hickory Park Lane, Wendy Tucker, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc.., $56,667.

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Some listings may not include complete information. 4757 & 4781 Horsehoe Bend, Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.4132 acre, $116,834. 4240 Leafwood Court, Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.3399 acre, $73,008. 4560 Meghans Run, Richard & Jennifer Borkowski to Michael & Cindy Hickle, 5.0040 acre, $258,500. 4246 Muscovy Lane, Gerald & Mary Gullion to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.3140 acre, $162,000. 2026 Plumb Lane, Regina Crawford to Jay Treece & Karen McClelland-Treece, 1.3440 acre, $390,000. 2053 Ponderosa Pine Court, Jeff Kachelmeyer to Bradley & Ellen Stokes, 0.2770 acre, $152,400. 2054 River Birch Drive, Kevin & Jennifer Manz to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2590 acre, $151,000. 2222 Siesta Drive, Celina & Zachary Leopold to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2320 acre, $140,500. 1290 Villa Parke, Shirley & Charles McClure Sr., et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc.., $76,666.67. 1431 Whitaker Lane, Scott & Tara Baker to Daryl Collier & Jenni-

fer Johns, 0.4590 acre, $173,000. 3581 Woodview Lane, Rita & Kenneth Mullen Jr., et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc.., 2.0410 acre, $465,910.


700 Shelley Drive, James & Patricia Stewart to Deborah Skidmore, trustee, 0.7660 acre, $152,000.


887 Grays Lane, Rosemary Schroeder & Walter Ernst to Andrew & Alissa Bogner, 1.9800 acre, $201,000. 129 Regatta Drive, Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2310 acre, $27,809. U.S. Rt. 52, Raymond & Cheryl Crawford to Rick & Mary Hauenstein, 0.0570 acre, $10,000. 208 Walnut Street, Lester & Marie MacFarland to David & Linda Pike, 0.0820 acre, $18,500.


2871 Ohio 132, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Vernon Moser, 0.4600 acre, $26,200.


1137 Ivy Farm Way, Elisabeth Mayer to Brandt & Melissa Roberts, 0.4640 acre, $179,250. 2855 Pond Run Road, Jennifer Taylor to Peter Kambelos & Dennis Hein, $519,500. Pond Run Road, Jennifer Taylor to Peter Kambelos & Dennis Hein, 3.0000 acre, $29,000.


447 Ashworth Court, Richard & Sherry Adamson to Wade McKinney, 0.2990 acre, $181,000. 438 Barbara Lane, Brian & Lelia Johnson to Ronald Meyer & Gregory Kaiser, 0.4600 acre, $42,000. 595 Branter Lane, Steve Coley to Katherine & Thomas Hutchins, 1.0500 acre, $94,900. 487 Clough Pike, Persephone Landscaping to Tim Egbert, 2.6900 acre, $34,000. 773 Danny Lane, Amanda Mahanes to Michael Jackson, 0.8390 acre, $190,150. 1191 Emery Ridge Drive, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Nicholas Martin, 0.4370 acre, $155,000. 679 Holiday Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Christopher Winegardner, $70,000. 1275 Kibrannen Road, Alan & Jennifer Christenson to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.2300 acre, $172,000. 1281 Kilbrannen Court, Ammar Daoud, et al. to Lydia Daoud, 0.2580 acre, $142,100. 490 Mapleleaf Drive, Unit B, Rita Williams & Victor Pramaggiore,

trustees. to William Gourley, trustee, $103,000. 5075 Nature Trail, Kelly & John Glynn Jr. to Nathan & Rebecca Little, 5.0100 acre, $375,000. 1055 Old Ohio 74, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Tim Birmingham, 1.1200 acre, $31,000. 536 Old Ohio 74, Robin Luthanen & Donald Clemons Jr. to Yates Lane LLC, 0.5258 acre, $60,000. 1197 Parkside Drive, Benjamin & Ruth Stafford to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, 0.3430 acre, $185,000. Ridgewood Court, Grand Communities Ltd. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC, 0.2680 acre, $41,676. 566 Robert A Taft Drive, Alexandra Baker, et al. to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 0.5930 acre, $60,000. 4506 Schoolhouse Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Michael & Lisa Marriott, 0.5280 acre, $78,500. 993 South Apple Gate, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to Norma & Joseph Brown, 0.2514 acre, $240,688. Springs Lane, Johann & Therese Reiter to Bradley Gerard & Vivienne Bross, $400,000. 631 Terrace View, Tammy & Ronald Sanders Sr., et al. to Guardian Savings Bank FSB, 0.4980 acre, $80,000. 4091 Woodsly Drive, Fireside Realty & Builders Inc. to The Drees Co., 0.2320 acre, $57,000. 4233 Zagar Drive, Kellie Morgan, et al. to HSBC Bank USA NA, 0.6410 acre, $56,667.


Roger Cooper, Sardinia, deck, 25 Woodsong Court, Amelia Village. Adam Van Winkle, Amelia, HVAC, 2 S. Deer Creek, Amelia Village. Mike Brown Construction, Cincinnati, deck, 3633 N. Heartwood, Batavia Township, $5,000; deck, 1544 Thornberry, $4,000. Baker Heat and Air, Milford, HVAC, 1460 Thomaston, Batavia Township. Icon Solar Power, Milford, dolar panels, 2321 Green Meadows, Batavia Township, $40,000. BC Architectural Design, Moscow, alter, 1757 Stable Trail, Batavia Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, KY, new, 4781 Horseshoe Bend, Batavia Township, $250,000; new, 4240 Leafwood Court, $250,000; new, 101 Sunrise Lane, New Richmond Village, $80,727; new, 4600 Ridgewood, Union Township, $100,000; new, 1114 Westchester, Union Township, $200,000. JBS Bobcat & Excavating, Hamersville, deck, 12 Pine View, Batavia Township. Evans Construction, Cincinnati, demolition, 1527 Old Ohio 74, Batavia Township. Travis Swensgard, New Rich-

ABOUT BUILDING PERMITS These requests have been filed with the Clermont County Permit Central. mond, pool, 2458 Koehler Estates, Monroe Township. Hunter Custom Homes, New Richmond, new, 900 Diamond Hill, Ohio Township, $284,000. Bob Ramsey, Felicity, garage, 1337 Dorado Court, Pierce Township, $15,000. John Kohus, Amelia, deck, 3725 Chestnut Way, Pierce Township. Jeffrey Earley, Amelia, HVAC, 3059 Jenny Lind, Pierce Township. Flynn Construction, Cincinnati, deck, 5297 Terrace Ridge, Union Township. SJC Snider Co., Pleasant Plain, addition, 4896 Beechwood, Union Township, $7,800. Merlin Homes, Pleasant Plain, alter, 893 Linda Sue, Union Township, $20,000. PDQ Buildings, Milford, pole barn, 1008 Clough Pike, Union Township, $25,600. Genstep, Milford, solar panels, 3 Allison Court, Williamsburg Township, $35,000. Anderson Custom Homes, Williamsburg, new, 136 Santa Barbara, Williamsburg Village, $305,000. Tessa Buchenau, Amelia, deck,

28 Eastridge, Amelia Village, $3,000. Victor Mondy, Amelia, HVAC, 14 Deer Creek, Amelia Village. The Drees Co., Ft. Mitchell, Ky., new, 17 Parkwood, Amelia Village, $103,988; new, 4761 Horseshoe Bend, Batavia Township, $229,400. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 1341 Millstream, Batavia Township, $140,000; new, 1172 Westchester, Union Township, $200,000. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 4546 Meadow Lane, Batavia Township, $133,000; new, 1440 Woodbury Glen, $140,000; new, 4598 Vista Meadows, $84,000; 5272 Terrace Ridge, Union Township, $142,000; 981 Shephard Woods, $110,000. Clarence Wilson, New Richmond, HVAC, 2104 West Road, Monroe Township. Showcase Remodeling Inc., Edgewood, KY, alter, 3480 Merwin Ten Mile, Pierce Township, $15,000. Decks by Design, Burlington, KY, deck, 4581 Ridgewood, Union Township, $2,600.

Thompson Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 3876 Crescent, Union Township; HVAC, 4512 Forest Trail. Willis Heat & Air, Cincinnati, HVAC, 611 Glenrose, Union Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 5045 Midfield, Union Township. Kenmarc Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 4883 Orland, Union Township. Huffman Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 704 Hillview, Union Township. M/I Homes, Cincinnati, new, 941 Ellson Road, Union Township, $79,365; new, 4158 Roland Creek, $143,000; new, 4179 Durhams Crossing, $200,970. Eastgate Pools, Cincinnati, pool, 3808 Ohio 133, Williamsburg Township. Anderson Custom Homes, Williamsburg, new, 3779 Bass Road, Williamsburg Township, $219,325. Kiefer Heat & Air, Newport, KY, alter-Williamsburg Woods, building 1. Apt. 1, 2, 4, 5; building 2, apt. 7, 8, 9, 10; building 3, apt. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15; building 4, apt. 16, 17, 18, 19; building 5, apt. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25- 2911 Old Ohio 32, Williamsburg Township, at 3,000 each.


Northpoint Centre, George-

town, alter-White Box, North Point Drive, Mount Orab Village, $80,000. Craftsman Electric, Cincinnati, fire alarm-Kroger, 262 W. Main St., Amelia Village. Cintas, Cincinnati, fire suppression-Kroger fuel center, 240 W. Main, Amelia Village. Concord Fire Protection, Cincinnati, fire suppression-US Bank, West Main Street, Amelia Village. Fischer Attached Homes, Crestview Hills, KY, multiple family home, building 14A parent, 4521 Winners Circle, Batavia Township, $999,000; multiple family home, building 27 parent, 1436 Twin Spires, $999,000. Kathy Marksberry, Cincinnati, alter-Savory Sensations Catering, 299 Haskell Lane, Batavia Village. Vanderwist of Cincinnati, Mason, alter, 2599 Stonehaven, Pierce Township. CDH Contracting, Ft. Mitchell, KY, alter, 4336 Aicholtz, Union Township. Sign a Rama, Cincinnati, sign, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. Lami Grubb Management Services, Pennsylvania, alter, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, $196,000.














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$21,985 2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN V6, STOWING, PW, PC, CD #C8132 ...................... WAS $22,995 NOW $20,985 2012 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CHOOSE FROM 2, AUTO, A/C, PW #C8149................... WAS $16,488 NOW $15,885 2011 DODGE CARAVAN CREW V6, AUTO, A/C, PW, PL............................................. WAS $20,988 NOW $19,985 2011 CHEVROLET HHR LT RED, AUTO, A/C, PW, CD ................................................. WAS $13,988 NOW $13,485 2011 JEEP COMPASS AUTO, A/C, PW, PL, CD, LOW MILES #C8169 ........................ WAS $16,988 NOW $16,285 2010 MAZDA 6i GRAND TOURING, RED, LEATHER, SUNROOF, LOADED, 29K MILES........... WAS $17,488 NOW $16,885 2010 FORD FOCUS SES BLACK, AUTO, A/C, SUNROOF, 11K MILES #D8085 .................... WAS $15,295 NOW $14,882 2010 CHEVROLET COBALT SILVER, AUTO, A/C, PS, PB #C8092 ............................... WAS $11,988 NOW $11,685 2010 FORD FUSION 4 CYL, AUTO, A/C, LEATHER, NICE #C8139............................... WAS $16,988 NOW $16,285 2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4, V6, AUTO, A/C, CLEAN............................................... WAS $18,988 NOW $17,972 2009 CHRY. TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING BLACK, V6, AUTO, PW, PC #C8080 ........ WAS $17,988 NOW $16,985 2009 MAZDA CX7 AUTO, A/C, LEATHER, SUNROOF, 57K MILES ............................... WAS $17,988 NOW $17,285 2007 PONTIAC G6 RED, SUNROOF, V6, ALUM WHEELS #C8170 .............................. WAS $10,995 NOW $10,688 2004 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT HEMI, 4X4, QUAD CAB, CHROME TUBES ................... WAS $14,595 NOW $13,988 2003 NISSAN 350z ORANGE, AUTO, A/C, LEATHER, ALUM WHEELS......................... WAS $14,995 NOW $14,588 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE RED, REMOVABLE GLASS TOP, 5.7V8, 6 SPEED #C80572........................................WAS $14,995 NOW



2008 NISSAN SENTRA AUTO, A/C,PW,PL .............................................................................................. $9,985

2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY HAUL THE FAMILY, V6, AUTO, A/C ........................................... $9,985

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY LE SILVER, AUTO, A/C, GREAT SCHOOL CAR ............................................ $8,995 2001 CHEVY BLAZER 2 DR, AUTO,PS,PB................................................................................ ONLY

$3,885 2002 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN V6, AUTO, A/C, PS .............................................................. ONLY $4,675 1992 FORD TEMPO COUPE ONE OF A KIND, 42K MILES, COLD A/C .................................................. $4,485



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