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County split on value of CTC grant By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Vol. 31 No. 21 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Library meeting rooms open to all

The Clermont County Public Library board of trustees has suspended its meeting room policy to allow all groups to use the space until the board decides upon a permanent policy. FULL STORY, A2

Firefighters award scholarships

The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4312 in Union Township presented scholarships to two Glen Este High School graduates. Jessica Torbeck and Taylor Erwin each received $1,000. FULL STORY, A2

Clermont 20/20 realigns programs

In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. FULL STORY, A3

The Clermont County commissioners may turn down a $4-million grant because one commissioner doesn’t want to funnel $1.6 million into the Clermont Transportation Connection. Last year, the county administration applied for a Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments grant to build a new facility for CTC as well as the county’s fleet and engineering operations. If accepted, the grant would pay for a new six-bay garage, administration area and site work. This does not include moving the engineer’s administration office - that would come in another project phase later, said County Administrator Dave Spinney. The grant requires a $1.6-million local match. Although the county does have the money available in its capital fund, the six-year forecast for that budget is low, according to a capital fund report Spinney provided Tuesday, June 7. Commissioner Archie Wilson said he doesn’t want to spend that money, especially not on CTC.

Wilson Humphrey “I’m anti-CTC because it’s not a business I think the county should be in,” he said. “I will never support anything out of taxpayers money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain. Why are we even in the mass transit business?” Spinney said the county used to have the smaller buses with door-to-door service as part of the rural transit system. At that time, federal grant money paid for Metro to operate express routes in Milford, Eastgate and Amelia. When Clermont County was classified as urban in 2000, the public transit funding changed and Metro no longer received grant money for those services. In 2003, Clermont County decided to start their own mass transit system so they could claim the urban funds, but Spinney said the county has always subsidized CTC.

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Some employees of UC Clermont College are advocating a boycott of Batavia businesses in response to the village administration’s efforts to annex the college and other properties. FULL STORY, A3

The Batavia Township trustees are going ahead with plans to build a concession stand and rest-room building at the baseball field complex built this year at the township community center. FULL STORY, A4

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Interim Police Chief John Wallace is sworn in June 6 at the Amelia village council meeting. Wallace takes over from former Chief Jeff Sucher, who retired June 1.

“I will never support anything out of taxpayers money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain. Why are we even in the mass transit business?”

Archie Wilson Clermont County commissioner

money to get a new fleet building, which we need anyway, that would also serve CTC,” Humphrey said. Wilson said he doesn’t mind if this grant - and all the CTC funding - goes elsewhere. “There’s no such thing as free money. I don’t care if the grants go to China. I just don’t believe in certain things,” he said. “I just don’t like it.” Spinney said the county is not obligated to provide bus services or accept the OKI grant. However, if they are going to accept the $4 million, they need to start design work this summer. Commissioner Bob Proud said he needed time to think about the long-term future of CTC before he made a decision on accepting the grant.

AMELIA - Village council members June 6 began looking into the cost of contracting with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office for police services and dissolving their own department. Mayor Leroy Ellington said he began exploring the option after the defeat of two police levies in 2010. Police funding has not kept pace with the growth of the village population and the demand for police services, he said. It was necessary to explore the option as a way to save money, Ellington said. Under the proposal from the sheriff, the village would pay $252,729 in 2012 for four deputies. Under an option for five deputies, the village would pay

$324,937 in 2012. The cost would go up in subsequent years as pay rates increased. The village now pays about $582,000 a year to run the police department with five full-time officers and five part-time officers. Under the sheriff’s proposal the village would still be responsible for all vehicle-related expenses, including gasoline, insurance, maintenance and equipment. Fiscal Officer Kevin Pyle said an “apples to apples” comparison showed the cost of paying for five full-time officers would be about $38,000 cheaper in 2012 if Amelia kept its own department. In 2013, the difference would be about $60,000, with Amelia’s own officers still being cheaper. Pyle also said eliminating the

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Wilson said he doesn’t think mass transit is a valuable service in Clermont County since not everyone works downtown anymore. Proud “ P e o p l e should pay their own way to get to work. Why should I subsidize one person’s commute downtown and not someone who is going to Kenwood? I don’t like that someone can park a $40,000 car in the lot and hop on the bus to get to work,” he said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who used to be the county’s bus manager, said the county is in the bus business to provide services for the residents and to claim Clermont’s share of the transit funding. “This is a social service we provide to our citizens,” he said. “We don’t put that much money into CTC - we draw down federal money our people have already paid taxes into. If we don’t draw it down, it will go to Cincinnati or Columbus or California for that matter. In this case, we’d be leveraging $1.6 million in our

Amelia considers sheriff’s proposal

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The Clermont County commissioners Wednesday, May 25, approved the layoffs of three employees in the building department.

Administrator David Spinney said the layoffs were necessary because of a downturn of work in the building department. “We no longer need these three positions,” he said. “Activity in the department is way down. There is just not enough work.”

Commissioner Bob Proud said these were the first layoffs in recent years under the jurisdiction of the commissioners. There have been layoffs of employees by other elected county officials, but none by the county commissioners.

Proud said up to now the commissioners have been able to trim staff through attrition. The employees’ last day of work was be June 10. The three employees provided administrative support to the building department, Spinney said.

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Proposal department would mean the loss of $20,000 to $25,000 a year from the Mayor’s Court. Under the sheriff’s plan, fines would go to the county. “Why are we pursuing this if it is going to cost more?” asked Council member Chuck Thacker, who said he was inclined to stick with Amelia’s own department. Council member Todd Hart said before making a decision he would like to give new interim Police Chief John Wallace time to review the plan and to assess his own department. Wallace was sworn in at the meeting, taking over from former Chief Jeff Sucher, who retired June 1. The interim chief said if council decides to keep the department, he feels he has

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a good core of officers to work with. He proposed switching to 12-hour shifts, which would allow full-time officers more time to do followup investigations. The part-time officers would be used to fill in during busy times, Wallace said. If the council decides to eliminate the department, “then we need to start planning for an eventual shutdown,” he said. “It’s a time-consuming process no matter which way we go,” Wallace said. Ellington said he is concerned residents will feel they are “not getting the same personalized service” if the sheriff runs the department. Council member Derrick Campbell said he has a lot of questions that need to be answered before making a decision. The council set a special meeting to discuss the issue for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at village hall, 44 W. Main St.

Library meeting rooms now open to all groups By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

The Clermont County Public Library board of trustees has suspended its meeting room policy to allow all groups to use the space until the board decides upon a permanent policy. The official current policy states “Clermont County Public Library meeting rooms are to be used only for library-sponsored programs and events,” meaning outside groups such as homeowners associations and book clubs can’t meet at the county library branches. The policy was adopted in 2008 in response to a lawsuit brought against the library by an Amelia couple who were told they couldn’t use the meeting rooms to lead financial ministries. That lawsuit was settled in 2008 and Clermont County Public Library Executive Director Dave Mezack said the library board’s move to open the rooms back up to the public is unrelated to the lawsuit. “That was back in 2008 and it was settled in 2008,” he said. “It doesn’t have any baring or implication towards the new policy. The board of trustees have been working for the past few months to formulate a new policy.” Since the rooms were closed, Meza-

“I personally don’t want to see the library used as a marketplace for people to sell their goods, but at the same time we want people in the community to have access to our rooms for events and presentations.”

Joe Braun, Library board president

ck said the library has received requests from the Clermont County Literacy Advisory Council, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, homeowners associations, book clubs and parents who want to hold their child’s birthday party at the library. “The policy read that unless it was a library-sponsored program, they could not use the meeting rooms,” Mezack said. “The library had to be the one to initiate it and ask somebody to come in and do a program.” Library board President Joe Braun said a new meeting room policy should be in place in the next few months, but it will likely have some restrictions about who can use the rooms. “It’s my hope in the future that we will restrict the meeting rooms from being used for commercial purposes,”

he said. “I personally don’t want to see the library used as a marketplace for people to sell their goods, but at the same time we want people in the community to have access to our rooms for events and presentations.” The new policy also could include a small fee to using the meeting rooms to help pay for maintenance costs, Mezack said. The library officials have never charged a fee for meeting room use, but several other library systems do, he said. “If they do associate a fee with the meeting rooms, it wouldn’t be revenue-producing,” he said. “It would basically be to offset the costs of cleaning the carpets and taking care of extra maintenance. The other public libraries in Ohio that have those fees range anywhere from $15 to $25.” Allowing different groups to use the meeting rooms also will bring more people into the libraries, Braun said. “If people have access to the library to hold meetings there, it brings them in so they can browse our collections and many people who wouldn’t normally use the library would do so,” he said. The next library board meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Williamsburg branch, 594 Main St.

Union Twp. firefighters union awards two scholarships By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

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The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4312 in Union Township presented scholarships to two Glen Este High School graduates Thursday, May 26. Jessica Torbeck and Taylor Erwin each received $1,000. Torbeck plans to attend St. Thomas More College to study forensic chemistry and Erwin will go the University of Cincinnati to study early childhood education. “I was very impressed with their list of activities, their (grade point averages) and their essays. Our bylaws specify that we don’t have to give the scholarships to the perfect students, but I feel like we did. They are both great students,” said Michael Smith, Local 3412 president. Local 3412 Secretary Tim Stephens coordinated the scholarships with the local school districts. Any Union Township residents was invited to apply and the scholarship was promoted at Glen Este High School, Amelia High School, McNi-

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Glen Este High School graduates Jessica Torbeck, left, and Taylor Erwin both received $1,000 scholarships from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3412 of Union Township. From left are union Vice President Franco Del Zotti and Treasurer Rusty Huff, scholarship recipients Torbeck and Erwin, and union Secretary Tim Stephens and President Michael Smith. cholas High School and The Great Oaks Career Campuses. “We had five applicants, so a committee reviewed and recommended who should receive the scholarships,” he said. “We were fortunate to find these two great, civicminded applicants to represent Union Township.” The union has been unable to give scholarships for the last two years because of funding restraints in its benefit fund. “We think it’s important to give back to the community we serve and giving the scholarships is one way

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we do that,” he said. “We’ll keep fundraising so we can continue to offer them.” The Local 3412 scholarships are paid for through fundraising activities including guest bartender appearances and the union’s annual golf outing. This year’s golf outing will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 East Legendary Run. The union is looking for sponsors, donations and participants. For more information, call Stephens at 513233-1805 or email him at tstephens351@gmail.com.

Child with lighter cited as fire cause BATAVIA - A 3-year-old playing with a lighter was listed as the cause of a fire Tuesday, May 24, at an apartment building in Batavia. Central Join Fire-EMS District Chief Kevin Riley said firefighters responded at 8:19 a.m. to the fire at 475 Old Boston Road. Fire and smoke were coming out of the northwest corner of a single-story fourfamily apartment building. The fire was contained to the bedroom of one apartment. The damage estimate was $10,000. No occupants or firefighters were injured. The Red Cross is helping provide temporary housing to the residents of the damaged apartment. The residents of the other three apartments were able to return to their apartments after the fire, Riley said. The cause of the fire was a child playing with a lighter in a bedroom closet, he said.


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Commissioners accept Batavia annexation petition By Kellie Geist-May and John Seney clermont@communitypress.com

The Clermont County commissioners took action to accept Batavia’s petition to annex 108.5 acres, but they’re not thrilled about it. The village filed a Type 2 expedited petition June 2. The petition includes the village’s intent to annex the UC Clermont campus, the Southwest Ohio Board of Development Disabilities land and 5.7 acres owned by Don and Richard Saylor. The Saylor brothers have requested the annexation, but the other two properties are owned by the state and, as such, don’t have a say in the annexation, according to Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor David Frey. Batavia Administrator Dennis Nichols said the annexation would bring in an additional $250,000 in earned income taxes paid by non-residents working in that area. He said that money is needed to pay for the village infrastructure those employees use. “All members of the community have an obligation to share in the costs,” he said. “The notion that the college should be exempt is unsustainable.” Because of the type of petition, the county commissioners were required to accept the petition into the board’s minutes, which they voted to do Tuesday, June 7. Batavia Township has until June 27 to file an objection to the petition. If no petition is filed, the commissioners will be required by law to approve the petition on procedure, not on merit, Frey said. The county, village residents or annexed employees who would be paying a 1percent earned-income tax cannot file an objection. County Administrator David Spinney said the commissioners don’t have a choice to reject or not take action on the petition. If the board doesn’t approve the petition, the village can file a mandamus action, which would ultimately require the commissioners to accept it anyway. Frey said his office would be reviewing the petition more thoroughly before the end of the time period to make sure the village met all the petition’s require-

“This stinks.”

Commissioner Bob Proud ments. “We’ll be reviewing the petition and, if all the statues are followed … It would be my recommendation that you approve the petition,” Frey said. “We just have to make sure the basic requirements are met to ensure fairness and due process.” All three commissioners were uncomfortable with voting for the petition and Commissioners Archie Wilson and Bob Proud said they were opposed to the annexation. “I haven’t seen the village do anything to prove they need this money,” Wilson said. “One percent is a lot of money for nothing and not everyone is a professor making a lot of money. I don’t see a benefit.” “I also don’t like that the people who work there don’t have a say,” he said. Proud said he would have liked to see more cooperation from the village, especially since the commissioners and UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka have said they didn’t support the annexation. “This is not very conducive to a good working relationship between the village and the college,” he said. “This is sour.” Proud voted to accept the petition “with reservations.” “This stinks,” he said. Batavia Township trustees discussed the annexation at their June 7 meeting, but decided to take no stand on the issue. Administrator Rex Parsons said the college and developmental center pay no property taxes to the township because they are government agencies. The Saylors’ property is undeveloped and only a small amount of property taxes are paid on it. “There is no revenue loss to the township,” Parsons said. He said there is nothing the township can do to stop the annexation as long as the petitioners follow the correct procedures. “I don’t see anything we can do to challenge it,” Parsons said. Trustee James Sauls suggested the trustees take no action on the petition and Trustee Bill Dowdney agreed. Trustee Lee Cornett was out of town.

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Some UC Clermont employees oppose annexation, urge boycott By Theresa L. Herron and John Seney clermont@communitypress.com

Some employees of UC Clermont College are advocating a boycott of Batavia businesses in response to the village administration’s efforts to annex the college and other properties. To be annexed are the college, the Southwest Ohio Developmental Center land and 5.7 acres owned by Don and Richard Saylor. Debra Way, an associate professor of business and Faculty Senate chair at the college, said the Faculty Senate officially was not advocating a boycott, but “if we are slammed with this tax, it reduces by 1 percent our ability to frequent those businesses.” Village Administrator Dennis Nichols called the boycott, “utterly out of line.” “I would hope the college staff would have more sense than that,” he said. In an open letter to the staff of UC Clermont, Nichols said: “Contrary to a misconception at Clermont College, the village of Batavia has always provided services to the college. Along with the services that the village provides to everyone in the community, the village builds and maintains access roads to the

campus. This cost is significant, and in recent years the village has spent about $500,000 for College Drive and new Clough Pike. College Drive now needs reconstruction, and we expect additional outlays to exceed $100,000,” Nichols wrote. “In reality, Clermont College has had a free ride for 40 years. The village now submits that the college staff should begin bearing part of the burden, rather than continuing to send the entire bill to the working people of Batavia,” Nichols wrote. Robert Handra, an owner of Batavia Electric, said this is the first he’s heard of a boycott, but he’s always been in favor of annexation. Handra disagrees with statements that the UC Clermont would not receive any services for the 1-percent income tax. The village would provide snow removal, police protection and improve College Drive, he said. “I think they (would be) receiving services,” Handra said. Tim Clepper, manager of Batavia Station restaurant, said a few customers from UC Clermont have mentioned the boycott, but told him “we won’t boycott you.” He said it would hurt if people did boycott Batavia businesses. There has been no organizational

meeting at the college of staff members about a boycott, said Wilhelm Kossenjans, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and interim chair of the science and health department. “People are talking about it,” he said. “No one is for this.” In a guest column submitted to the Community Journal, Kossenjans said, “I wish to express my strong opposition to the annexation petition of Clermont College by the village of Batavia. This forced annexation is morally reprehensible since Batavia village does not provide any benefits to the college, its faculty, or its staff. “It is simply what is already known as nothing but a vicious money grab by the village. ... Sadly, instead of working to improve the relationship between Clermont College and the village of Batavia for mutual benefit, village administration officials are choosing a path of long-term irreparable harm to their village by annexing UC Clermont. “I urge all Batavia village residents to contact the mayor’s office and voice their strong opposition to this insane endeavor.” The Community Journal has received additional letters and columns stating similar opinions that will be on Cincinnati.com/batavia and in the June 22 edition.

Clermont County phone system could come down in cost By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Clermont County departments could be paying a little less for telephone service in the next few years. Each department currently pays about $25 per month per phone line to hook-up to the county’s telephone system. Most of that money goes to pay for a the actual service, but a portion of the fee goes into a telephone system replacement capital fund, said Steve Rabolt, the director of Clermont County’s Office of Technology, Communications and Security. Since the current phone system was installed about 10 years ago, the capital fund for phones has grown to about $1 million. Rabolt said the fund will be used to pay for a new phone system, which will be installed either this year or next. However, it’s not expected to cost as much as

originally estimated. If the special capital fund has extra funds, County Administrator David Spinney said the county may recommend reducing the fees for a set period of time. “In this case, technology helped bring the cost down,” he said. “If there’s money left over, we may reduce the fees for a few years.” Commissioner Archie Wilson said, in the future, he’s rather see the county take on debt service and adjust the fees to pay that back rather than collecting it ahead of time. “I don’t like that we are overcharging to pay for the replacement,” he said. “To me, it’s like a utility and they should only pay for what they’re using.” Spinney said the phone system was designed to be self-sufficient, which is why the capital fund was created. He said that process could be discussed.

Clermont 20/20 to realign programs

In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. The LEAD Clermont program will be delivered under a new community development nonprofit organization of the Clermont Chamber, and UC East will be the new home for Clermont Educational Opportunities’ College Access program. The transition of the programs from Clermont 20/20 will become effective June 30. In the joint announcement, Chamber President Matt Van Sant said, “LEAD Clermont is an important part of having strong community leadership across all sectors in the county and the region. LEAD Clermont has had a positive impact on the growth and development of Clermont County. There are many LEAD alumni serving as volunteers, professionals and managers on

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boards, committees and leading community organizations. The LEAD Clermont legacy is about team building, collaboration and creating communitywide leadership. The Clermont Chamber is happy to become the service provider for the LEAD Clermont program.” The essential focus of LEAD Clermont will continue to be a “neutral platform where leaders from all sectors” can interact with one another to learn more about the economic and community development needs of Clermont County. Clermont 20/20 Board Chair Kurt Kiessling said, “The 20/20 board is extremely pleased that we have been able to rely on strong community partners and find new solutions for delivering important community development services. LEAD Clermont and Clermont Educational Opportunities have become part of Clermont County’s history and have helped shape Clermont’s quality of life. Both programs have made a significant impact on the lives of people in our community.” Clermont 20/20 began considering organizational changes as the econo-

my affected corporate and funding partners’ ability to participate in leadership programs and community development initiatives. “What we’re most proud of in this period of transition is the work that’s been accomplished by collaborating with the Chamber and UC Clermont College. We appreciate the genuine effort and leadership at all levels that has come together to continue a legacy that’s been well deserved,” Kiessling said. UC Clermont College Dean Dr. Gregory Sojka said he was pleased to have Clermont Educational Opportunities (CEO) bring its college access program to UC East. “Helping students find access to higher education is an interest that UC Clermont College and Clermont Educational Opportunities share for the community,” Sojka said. “We’re happy to provide a location for CEO to continue its work with students.” Applications are being accepted the LEAD Clermont Class on 2012. For information, call the office at 7539222 or visit www.clermont2020.org.

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Young Union Twp. resident is a top mark. sales person By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Beth Heitker is only 21, but she’s one of Avon’s “mark.” brand top sales people and is heading to New York for her second internship with the company. Heitker, who lives in Union Township, will start her senior year at Xavier University this fall. When she graduates, she’ll be sporting a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship, but it may be her work experience that lands her a job. Heitker has been selling mark. cosmetics for about four years and is already among the top 50 sales people in the country. In December, her sales were the second highest in the nation.

It all started when Heitker was working at Auntie Ann’s in Columbus and an Avon representative approached her about being a sales person. “She asked me if I’d heard about mark. (a part of Avon) ... It was only $20 to start, so, with my parents help and encouragement, I gave it a try,” she said. “I enjoy hosting parties and teaching people about makeup and fashion.” “Everyone is beautiful, but sometimes a touch of makeup can make women feel beautiful,” Heitker said. In addition to getting marketing experience, Heitker said mark. has helped her earn extra money in college and land two internships with Avon in New York City. She said mark. fits nicely into a col-

lege schedule “The nice thing about mark. is that it’s flexible, so you can sell when you have time, it’s not a campaign. It’s really perfect for people in college,” she said. “It’s all about what you put into it and, if you want to be a superstar, the resources are there.” And the leaders at mark. consider Heitker one of those superstars. “Beth is professional and committed to her success and future at mark. She is one of our top-selling reps and an excellent role model,” said Elena Panos, communication and education leader at mark. “(She) interned last summer with the Education and Communication department and took a lead role in the development of party planning

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Beth Heitker, a 21-year-old resident of Union Twp., is one of the top 50 mark. sales people in the nation. training tools and competitive research. Since Beth expressed interest in finance, we invited her back to intern this year with our finance department.” Heitker said anyone who would like to talk to her about mark. or about being a sales representative should visit her website at eheitker.mymarkstore.com. She said information about products and parties also can be found on her site.

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NEW RICHMOND – The Sycamore Community Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the bandstand, George Street and Susanna Way. The concert is free and open to the public.

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CLERMONT COUNTY – NAMI will offer a 10-week Peer-to-Peer education program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, through Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Child Focus training room, 551 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike. The program is free for those living with a mental illn e s s / c h e m i c a l imbalance/brain disorder. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI volunteers who know first hand what it is like to live with a mental illness. Participants can: • Gain knowledge of how to manage and cope with circumstances. • Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan. • Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships. • Share experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery. • Gain further insight into mental illness. For more information about the program, visit www.nami-cc.org. Registration is required. Call 528-5500

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BATAVIA – The regular monthly board meeting of the Clermont County Board of Elections has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 30, at the board office, 76 S. Riverside Drive in Batavia.

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UNION TWP. - The Union Township Board of Trustees will present Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Union Township Amphitheatre, 4350 Aicholtz Road.

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UNION TWP. – The Union Township trustees will present Leroy Ellington and the EFunk Band in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Union Township Amphitheatre, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Leroy Ellington and the EFunk Band features classic rhythm and blues, soul, funk and contemporary music. The band entertains audiences throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and their venues have included the WEBN Fireworks, Taste of Cincinnati, and Newport on the Levee. They have performed with musicians such as Tower of Power, The Commodores, The Drifters and The Van Dells. This concert is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring picnics, snacks, blankets and chairs.

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Summerside betters students with Eagles Enrichment Club

By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Cooking, gardening, art, scrapbooking, sewing, chess and creative writing – these are just a few of the after-school classes Summerside Elementary’s staff has offered students through the Summerside Eagles Enrichment Club. Teacher Sherri Cornett started the club three years ago as part of earning her master’s degree. “I needed to do something to improve the school and our principal, Mrs. (Linda) Austin, had done something similar at her previous school, so we decided to give it a try,” Cornett said. The classes were an instant hit and with a cost of only $5, the six-week sessions are always packed, she said. The rest of the support for the enrichment club comes from the school’s PTO. “There’s always been a great response and the kids love it, that’s why we decided to continue SEEC after the first year,” Cornett said. “I think SEEC is special because there’s something for everyone and the classes are different each time. They’re not just staying after school for sports.” Austin said that while the stu-

dents enjoy the classes, the afterschool involvement is about more than having something to do. “Offering a low-cost, afterschool enrichment program is important because it gives all the students an opportunity to participate in something. That builds self-confidence and knowledge while giving them a broader experience,” she said. Recent budget cuts in the West Clermont Local School District mean the schools will close 30 minutes after school next year, which leaves the future of the enrichment club and all afterschool programs at the elementary school up in the air. Austin said she hopes they can figure out a solution. “Almost half of our student population is economically disadvantaged, so it can be a challenge for parents to provide opportunities like martial arts, dance and intramural sports. That’s why it’s important for the school to have opportunities like SEEC. Kids have a chance to do something fun and education and parents have a chance to see their children shine in areas other than academics,” Austin said. “We hope we can figure something out.”

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Kelsey DeBell, left, Alisa Spurgeon, center, and Gavis Osborn show off their abstract bird sculptures during an after-school Summerside Eagles Enrichment Club art class.

NRMS top area school in Science Olympiad

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New Richmond Middle School students Griffin Mulvaney and McKenzie Lauver in the bottle rockets competition at the 2011 Ohio Science Olympiad at the Ohio State University.

New Richmond Middle School finished in the top 30 in the state Science Olympiad at the Ohio State University in the school’s first appearance in the state competition. “Representing the Cincinnati region, the Lions went head to head against the 39 best teams in the state for a chance to reach the national competition,” said NRMS Science Olympiad coach Josh Grischow. “The Lions were the highest placing Cincinnati-area school, besting fellow regional

competitors Summit Country Day and St. Aloysius. “ Grischow was assisted by New Richmond Middle School science teachers Tina Grippa, Pam Hughes and Doug Smiddy. Competing for the Lions in the sixth- through ninth-grade competition were eighth-graders Marie Bezold, Audrey Feiler, Matt Graham, Alex Grooms, McKenzie Lauver, Griffin Mulvaney, Jenny Roberts, Lindsay Slone, Ian Wahoff, Eric Williams and Leah Wolfer. Freshmen Paige Ander-

son, Abby Jewell, Jessica Nazareth and Michaela Nordyke also participated. Placing in the top 20 in the state for the Lions were Alex Grooms and Eric Williams in Junkyard Challenge, Paige Anderson and Michaela Nordyke in Dynamic Planet, Paige Anderson and Jenny Roberts in Shock Value, Audrey Feiler and Matt Graham in Compute This, Audrey Feiler and Marie Bezold in Ecology, and Abby Jewell and Jessica Nazareth in Microbe Mission.

The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Science Olympiad Tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions, which consist of a series of 23 individual and team events students prepare for during the year.

Farm Bureau awards scholarships

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The Top Performers, seen here, in each program at Grant Career Center were recently honored at the school’s Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly.

Students honored as ‘top performers’ Grant Career Center recently held the Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the second quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program also were announced for the second quarter. Instructors select Top Performers each quarter by using varying objectives ranging from grades, business and industry readiness to special projects and improvements. Students are recognized for their efforts with a special certificate for their career passport and a gift card or payment of fees.

Students announced as Top Performers for the Second Quarter include: Allied Health Science: Chris Paul, Robert See and Sarah Eubanks. Auto Collision: Stephen Lewis, Rodney List, Max Marlow and Kevin Hamblin. Automotive Service Technology: Dakota Gregory-Edgington, Kyle Sons, Jared Miller and William Rogers. Business and Finance: Heather Hamilton, Brittany Bates, Jeff Hensley and Eli Wright. Carpentry: Vincinz Weesner, Jeremy Rayburn, Tyler Herman and Kim Workman. Cooperative Education: Kayla Wise and Josh Hunt. Cosmetology: Morgan Adams

and Jessy Oakley. Culinary Careers: Zach Zieger, Kim Hess, Natasha Bailey and Casey Rockholt. Engineering Design: Casey Meyers and Jacob McKinney. Horticulture: Amy McClanahan, Katelin Loudermilk, Elizabeth Shepherd and Marilee Fehr. Medical Information Tech: Allison Brunner, Mikayla Dahlheimer, Elsie Silman and Lindsey Shelton. Metal Fabrication: Blake Hurtt, Jeremy Moore, Blake Payne and Mike Seng. The Teacher Academy: Morgan Summers and Emily Smiddy. As the Third Quarter begins, program instructors are setting new goals for the students to work toward in hopes of becoming the next Top Performer.

Clermont County Farm Bureau recently presented $1,000 scholarships to the following students: Harrison Hobart of Hamersville, Stormy Bonea of Amelia and Anthony Wolfer of New Richmond. Hobart, the son of Scott and Heather Hobart, is a 2011 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School. He will attend Morehead State University in the fall and major in agribusiness. Bonea, the daughter of Mike and Caren Spivey, attended Live Oaks and is a 2011 graduate of Amelia High School. She will attend the Bradford School in

Columbus this fall where she will study to become a vet technician. Wolfer, the son of Tim and Julie Wolfer, is a 2011 graduate class of St. Xavier High School. She plans to attend the Ohio State University in the fall and major in Biology. For information on Farm Bureau and its member benefits, visit the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation website at www.ofbf.org or contact the Farm Bureau office at 937-378-2212, 888-378-2212 or email abcfarmbureau@frontier. com. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SCHOOL NOTES St. Xavier honors

The St. Xavier High School class of 2011 celebrated its commencement exercises June 2 and several students earned special recognition. Jake Daggett of Union Township won an achievement award for performing arts. Daggett also received the Rev. Joseph Brennan S.J. Award as the senior with best potential to be an excellent teacher.

Scholarships

• A $500 scholarship was awarded by the Union Township Kiwanis Club to Karina Atkinson from the Glen Este High School Key

Club. The scholarship was awarded at the School for Scientific Studies Awards Program May 23rd by Phil Dever, Key Club advisor of the Union Township Kiwanis. Atkinson plans to attend the University of Akron and will play soccer. • A $500 scholarship was awarded by the Union Township Kiwanis Club to Tyler Holtzclaw who is president of the Amelia High School Key Club. The scholarship was awarded at the Amelia High School Senior Awards May 19 at the Performing Arts Center by Phil Dever, Key Club advisor of the Union Township Kiwanis. Holtzclaw plans to attend Marshall University.


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Ryan Gormley hit .490 with two homers and 32 runs batted in for the Batavia Bulldogs this spring. Batavia finished 10-7 (7-1 in the Southern Buckeye-National Division).

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Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas celebrates her victory in the 3,200 meter run at the Ohio Division I state track finals at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium June 4. Thomas will be attending Ohio State in the fall to major in education and run for the Buckeyes.

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Glen Este senior Kaylin Steinmetz (pictured with coach Tim Gregory) led the FAVC in home runs, runs batted in and average. Steinmetz hit .551 for the 24-5 Lady Trojans with 10 homers and 43 RBI. She will join teammate Kelley Benhase on the softball field at NKU next season. Benhase was an 18-game winner and led the FAVC in strikeouts with 249.

Spring sports review BRANDON SEVERN/CONTRIBUTOR

Williamsburg pitcher Rachel Meisberger in her wind up as the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats took on Felicity-Franklin to sort out the top spot in the Southern Buckeye Confernece National Division. The Wildcat squad finished 16-3. Meisberger was Williamsburg’s top pitcher.

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McNick’s Zach Jubak is congratulated by teammates after scoring the tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 4-4. McNick lost the regional semifinal contest to Alder, 5-4 at Athletes in Action in Xenia, May 27. It was coach Willy Corbett’s last game.

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New Richmond freshman Olivia Behymer stands next to a statute of Jesse Owens after finishing sixth in the Ohio division II 400-meter dash Saturday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium. She qualified for the state finals in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.73 in Friday’s preliminaries. Her time was 58.11 in the final on Saturday, June 4.

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Junior Shelby Engle takes a long stretch toward the plate in Amelia’s 3-0 shutout of Bethel-Tate April 28. Engle lead the 14-4 Lady Barons with 11 wins, one save. 147 strikeouts and a 1.11 ERA. At the plate, she hit .630 with three homers and 27 runs batted in for coach Kelly Throckmorton.

Amelia’s Sammy Baynori fires a pitch against Clermont Northeastern May 5. Baynori, a sophomore in his second year on varsity, was 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA for the Barons.

SIDELINES Amelia basketball camps

Amelia High School will have several basketball camps this month. Boys youth camp for boys entering second through eighth grades, is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 21-24,

and costs $50. The boys and girls shooting camp for fourth through eighth grades is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 28-30, and costs $35. All camps stress fundamentals along with skills and games Campers are divided into small groups to ensure a quality basketball experience.

Contact Craig Mazzaro at 315-4372 or mazzaro_@westcler.org, or Tara Kaiser at 509-0344 or kaiser5@fuse.net.

Football official classes

Anyone interested in being an Ohio licensed football

official can sign up for classes that start July 20 at Milford Miami Township Recreation Center. Classes run for seven weeks and cost $85. If interested contact Bob Duncan at 575-4542 or email robertreferee@zoomtown.com.


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Thank you, Chief Smith

James T. Smith has served as the police chief of Pierce Township for 10 years and brought the department to a new level of professionalism and created a group of well-respected law enforcement officers. Chief Smith made it a practice for himself and the officers to wave to the residents while patrolling the streets of the township and promoting a good working relationship with the community. Chief Smith obtained numerous grants to supplement the operating budget and create new programs for the department and its officers. As a result of his efforts, Pierce Township Police Department received two fully-equipped police cruisers. A few years ago, Pierce Township residents approved a tax levy

to fund the operations of the police department through the year 2015. Chief Smith has worked diligently to operate the department within the budgetary constraints and provide an adequate level of staffing, police personnel, to protect the residents of Pierce Township. In closing, Chief Smith, the residents of Pierce Township will be forever indebted to you for your service and dedication. Thank you. Dennis M. Luken Pierce Township

There are many to whom I owe a special thanks, i.e., officers, volunteers and members of WAA, the Mayor - Mary Ann Lefker - Superintendent Jeff Weir, the Class of 1964 and all of the dear students the parents intrusted to me. I didn’t do anything special as “Walk on the Moon” (I wanted to walk in outer space), but I hope that the teachers and I created the educational tools to reach their goals and dreams. Thank you for honoring me. Elsie Minnick Marathon

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Be truthful, honest

I wish to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for the very humbling, but beautiful experience of being the person of honor June 4, 2011, by the Williamsburg Alumni Association.

I think it was ironic that Pierce Township Trustee Chris Knoop was one of the trustees that conducted the discipline procedures of the police chief and the township lawyer. Talk about ethics, it has

been brought up before that he has not resided in the township the past couple of years and is not entitled to even hold the job of trustee. I assume he thinks that he is above the law. Come on Mr. Knoop, it’s time for you to be truthful and honest with the residents. Tom Martin Pierce Township

Exactly what was cut?

West Clermont board of education cuts 50 (June 1, 2011). When will the board of education realize that we (those who vote) want to know exactly what is being cut and what is being done to prudently manage the budget. Exactly – not phrases such as “cuts 50.” And totally agree with volunteer/parent, Jeff Kohls. “This levy

failed for a reason: There’s no trust in the school board.” The public wants and requires better communication and full disclosure to “cuts” … administrative vs. teaching positions for a start. Jackie Renner Union Township

Boycott Batavia

As a member of the UC Clermont College faculty, I will do all that I can to encourage all faculty, staff and students to boycott all Batavia businesses if the annexation occurs. This is nothing but a money grab. Michael R. Preston DMD Assistant Professor of Biology Academic Coordinator, Biology UC Clermont College Batavia

Batavia’s plan: Effective, fair for the village’s future In 1814, George Ely laid out the village of Batavia and Samuel Gilbreath opened the first store. In three years, Batavia will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of our village. We are working today to make the residents of Batavia and all of Clermont County proud of our village and make it a first-class county seat by the time the anniversary comes around. Smaller communities and business districts have been under pressure throughout Ohio and America for about two generations. The suburban boom after World War II, together with the development of good cars and highways, contributed to American prosperity. But those develop-

ments disrupted the older communities. Local hubs such as Batavia have had to find new roles. Regional shopping complexes now comJohn mand the retail Thebout business, and business Community older districts are Press guest plagued by columnist v a c a n c i e s . Batavia’s downtown area shows the loss. Magnifying the problem is another reality. Circumstances have choked off Batavia’s ability to renew itself. The county seat

was once between two and three percent of the county’s population. Batavia was home to all the important offices of county government. Today Batavia is the smallest county seat in Ohio, as a percentage of population. In raw numbers, Batavia is 87th of 88. The 2010 census puts us at less than one percent of the Clermont County population, with 1,509 people in a county of 197,363. The one smaller county seat is in Fayette County, population 29,030. Clermont County has two townships larger than that. While Batavia has been locked into its borders, the county offices have been moving to the unincorporated part of Batavia Township on

the village line. The Probate Court moved out in March. The Economic Development Office moved April 15. These moves and others have starved the village for revenue, and state funds have declined. Batavia is operating on too small a scale to keep up the public places, and we have nowhere to turn for additional funds. But every problem is an opportunity. We need substantial investment to bring roads, sidewalks and public places up to standards. We need major improvements to help the existing community and make Batavia a better place to invest. That all takes money. The county offices are off the property tax rolls. To make the kind of investment we need, put-

Pierce Twp. needs some spring cleaning After reading the article on-line about Chief Smith, Pierce Township police chief, I am beginning to wonder if Pierce Township needs to do some late spring cleaning. I was among the citizens who attended the special meeting of the trustees Friday, June 2, and we waited several hours for the trustees to come out of executive session. Most present seemed to have some knowledge about what the trustees were talking about. The Chief was going to “retire” but the question was, “Why?” It seemed to happen suddenly and at least one person was there to congratulate the chief on his retirement. Of course, when someone in

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this position legitimately retires, there are announcements well ahead of time and congratulations and parties to honor the person are Gloria White typical. At this point, Community Press guest this won’t hapand it is columnist pen very sad indeed that one needs to end what appears to have been a successful career on such a sad note. Chief Smith and Ms. Fran Kelly, law director for Pierce Township, were apparently caught in a ques-

tionable situation, on a holiday in the chief’s office. There were witnesses to what happened but both Ms. Kelly and Chief Smith have denied that there was anything other than “smooching” and comforting hugs. It is hard for us to understand how they see that what they have done is harmless in any way. All too often we see people who are in power have the attitude that it is OK to step across the line and get away with it. This is, indeed, arrogance to the highest degree. So what does it matter what the general public thinks as far as they are concerned? What difference does it make to the dignity of the office that one holds and what

kind of example does this set for fellow police officers or those who work in our township government? What is the level of trust and respect that one should expect when an impropriety such as this occurs? As far as this citizen is concerned, both Chief Smith and Ms. Kelly should resign immediately and take their leave. Yes, I do feel sorry for them as I would for anyone else as this is indeed a difficult matter for them and for their families and friends, but what has happened needs to be acknowledged immediately so that Pierce Township can move forward and put this mess behind. Gloria J. White is a resident of Pierce Township.

ting the burden on the remaining taxpayers, we would need a property tax of about 40 mills for 10 years - or 80 mills for five years. That’s silly to think about. Batavia needs to annex state and county facilities that have located on its borders. The village’s 1-percent levy on wage incomes will go a long way towards solving the problems of being Ohio’s tiniest county seat. Is it fair? Yes. State and county employees have as much responsibility as anyone to pay for the upkeep of county infrastructure. Nobody likes to pay more taxes, but somebody must pay the cost. John Thebout is the mayor of the village of Batavia.

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Ohio should reduce local government The article on dissolving Amelia Police should really start a larger discussion. Rather than just dissolve the police force, dissolve the whole village. There are over 3,700 “local entities” in Ohio, some with as few as 30 people. Moscow for example has only 224. Since each entity gets “revenue” by way of taxes, there at a minimum is someone getting paid to oversee the spending. Of course there is some sort of government, police and fire services that would also have a “chief.” All of this costs money. Amelia is just a great example. Part of it is in Batavia and the piece on the south side of Ohio Pike is totally surrounded by

Pierce Township, the residents are already residents of Pierce and can vote in our elections. If you made the village go away, they are already part Stan of this existing Shadwell structure. To that Community suggest they contract out Press guest police services to columnist Clermont County, when in fact the Pierce police have to physically drive through Amelia to get to part of their jurisdiction is ludicrous. I guess the mayor does not

want to acknowledge the fact that his little fiefdom is really part of a larger entity. He also did not deign to mention that during the acrimonious discussion over dissolution of the village in May 2009, one of his key points against dissolution was; “as a village we have our own police force where the officer may be your neighbor and certainly knows you by name, if we folded into a neighboring township we would lose this.” My how times have changed, he now wants to eliminate the very same police force and even says the future of the village may be in doubt. What a waste of time energy and cash resources the last two years have been, we could

have saved the cost of the police chief, the administration and god forbid the mayor’s salary. Take this example and repeat it across the whole of the county and the state and think about what we could save. Instead of fighting over casino taxes or SB 5, why doesn’t the state government propose reducing the number of legal entities in the state, lets set some arbitrary minimum level of people 10, 15, 20 thousand, but just have a plan. Ah! But this would reduce the ladders by which the very same people in the state government have climbed to their positions and help erode their power base. Stan Shadwell is a resident of Pierce Township.

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The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4312 in Union Township presented scholarships to two Glen Este High School graduates. Jessica Torbeck and Taylor Erwin each received $1,000. FULL STORY, A2

Clermont 20/20 realigns programs

In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. FULL STORY, A3

The Clermont County commissioners may turn down a $4-million grant because one commissioner doesn’t want to funnel $1.6 million into the Clermont Transportation Connection. Last year, the county administration applied for a Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments grant to build a new facility for CTC as well as the county’s fleet and engineering operations. If accepted, the grant would pay for a new six-bay garage, administration area and site work. This does not include moving the engineer’s administration office - that would come in another project phase later, said County Administrator Dave Spinney. The grant requires a $1.6-million local match. Although the county does have the money available in its capital fund, the six-year forecast for that budget is low, according to a capital fund report Spinney provided Tuesday, June 7. Commissioner Archie Wilson said he doesn’t want to spend that money, especially not on CTC.

Wilson Humphrey “I’m anti-CTC because it’s not a business I think the county should be in,” he said. “I will never support anything out of taxpayers money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain. Why are we even in the mass transit business?” Spinney said the county used to have the smaller buses with door-to-door service as part of the rural transit system. At that time, federal grant money paid for Metro to operate express routes in Milford, Eastgate and Amelia. When Clermont County was classified as urban in 2000, the public transit funding changed and Metro no longer received grant money for those services. In 2003, Clermont County decided to start their own mass transit system so they could claim the urban funds, but Spinney said the county has always subsidized CTC.

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Some employees of UC Clermont College are advocating a boycott of Batavia businesses in response to the village administration’s efforts to annex the college and other properties. FULL STORY, A3

The Batavia Township trustees are going ahead with plans to build a concession stand and rest-room building at the baseball field complex built this year at the township community center. FULL STORY, A4

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Interim Police Chief John Wallace is sworn in June 6 at the Amelia village council meeting. Wallace takes over from former Chief Jeff Sucher, who retired June 1.

“I will never support anything out of taxpayers money to support CTC and I’d like to make that plain. Why are we even in the mass transit business?”

Archie Wilson Clermont County commissioner

money to get a new fleet building, which we need anyway, that would also serve CTC,” Humphrey said. Wilson said he doesn’t mind if this grant - and all the CTC funding - goes elsewhere. “There’s no such thing as free money. I don’t care if the grants go to China. I just don’t believe in certain things,” he said. “I just don’t like it.” Spinney said the county is not obligated to provide bus services or accept the OKI grant. However, if they are going to accept the $4 million, they need to start design work this summer. Commissioner Bob Proud said he needed time to think about the long-term future of CTC before he made a decision on accepting the grant.

AMELIA - Village council members June 6 began looking into the cost of contracting with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office for police services and dissolving their own department. Mayor Leroy Ellington said he began exploring the option after the defeat of two police levies in 2010. Police funding has not kept pace with the growth of the village population and the demand for police services, he said. It was necessary to explore the option as a way to save money, Ellington said. Under the proposal from the sheriff, the village would pay $252,729 in 2012 for four deputies. Under an option for five deputies, the village would pay

$324,937 in 2012. The cost would go up in subsequent years as pay rates increased. The village now pays about $582,000 a year to run the police department with five full-time officers and five part-time officers. Under the sheriff’s proposal the village would still be responsible for all vehicle-related expenses, including gasoline, insurance, maintenance and equipment. Fiscal Officer Kevin Pyle said an “apples to apples” comparison showed the cost of paying for five full-time officers would be about $38,000 cheaper in 2012 if Amelia kept its own department. In 2013, the difference would be about $60,000, with Amelia’s own officers still being cheaper. Pyle also said eliminating the

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Wilson said he doesn’t think mass transit is a valuable service in Clermont County since not everyone works downtown anymore. Proud “ P e o p l e should pay their own way to get to work. Why should I subsidize one person’s commute downtown and not someone who is going to Kenwood? I don’t like that someone can park a $40,000 car in the lot and hop on the bus to get to work,” he said. Commissioner Ed Humphrey, who used to be the county’s bus manager, said the county is in the bus business to provide services for the residents and to claim Clermont’s share of the transit funding. “This is a social service we provide to our citizens,” he said. “We don’t put that much money into CTC - we draw down federal money our people have already paid taxes into. If we don’t draw it down, it will go to Cincinnati or Columbus or California for that matter. In this case, we’d be leveraging $1.6 million in our

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Administrator David Spinney said the layoffs were necessary because of a downturn of work in the building department. “We no longer need these three positions,” he said. “Activity in the department is way down. There is just not enough work.”

Commissioner Bob Proud said these were the first layoffs in recent years under the jurisdiction of the commissioners. There have been layoffs of employees by other elected county officials, but none by the county commissioners.

Proud said up to now the commissioners have been able to trim staff through attrition. The employees’ last day of work was be June 10. The three employees provided administrative support to the building department, Spinney said.

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Proposal department would mean the loss of $20,000 to $25,000 a year from the Mayor’s Court. Under the sheriff’s plan, fines would go to the county. “Why are we pursuing this if it is going to cost more?” asked Council member Chuck Thacker, who said he was inclined to stick with Amelia’s own department. Council member Todd Hart said before making a decision he would like to give new interim Police Chief John Wallace time to review the plan and to assess his own department. Wallace was sworn in at the meeting, taking over from former Chief Jeff Sucher, who retired June 1. The interim chief said if council decides to keep the department, he feels he has

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a good core of officers to work with. He proposed switching to 12-hour shifts, which would allow full-time officers more time to do followup investigations. The part-time officers would be used to fill in during busy times, Wallace said. If the council decides to eliminate the department, “then we need to start planning for an eventual shutdown,” he said. “It’s a time-consuming process no matter which way we go,” Wallace said. Ellington said he is concerned residents will feel they are “not getting the same personalized service” if the sheriff runs the department. Council member Derrick Campbell said he has a lot of questions that need to be answered before making a decision. The council set a special meeting to discuss the issue for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at village hall, 44 W. Main St.

Library meeting rooms now open to all groups By Mary Dannemiller mdannemiller@communitypress.com

The Clermont County Public Library board of trustees has suspended its meeting room policy to allow all groups to use the space until the board decides upon a permanent policy. The official current policy states “Clermont County Public Library meeting rooms are to be used only for library-sponsored programs and events,” meaning outside groups such as homeowners associations and book clubs can’t meet at the county library branches. The policy was adopted in 2008 in response to a lawsuit brought against the library by an Amelia couple who were told they couldn’t use the meeting rooms to lead financial ministries. That lawsuit was settled in 2008 and Clermont County Public Library Executive Director Dave Mezack said the library board’s move to open the rooms back up to the public is unrelated to the lawsuit. “That was back in 2008 and it was settled in 2008,” he said. “It doesn’t have any baring or implication towards the new policy. The board of trustees have been working for the past few months to formulate a new policy.” Since the rooms were closed, Meza-

“I personally don’t want to see the library used as a marketplace for people to sell their goods, but at the same time we want people in the community to have access to our rooms for events and presentations.”

Joe Braun, Library board president

ck said the library has received requests from the Clermont County Literacy Advisory Council, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, homeowners associations, book clubs and parents who want to hold their child’s birthday party at the library. “The policy read that unless it was a library-sponsored program, they could not use the meeting rooms,” Mezack said. “The library had to be the one to initiate it and ask somebody to come in and do a program.” Library board President Joe Braun said a new meeting room policy should be in place in the next few months, but it will likely have some restrictions about who can use the rooms. “It’s my hope in the future that we will restrict the meeting rooms from being used for commercial purposes,”

he said. “I personally don’t want to see the library used as a marketplace for people to sell their goods, but at the same time we want people in the community to have access to our rooms for events and presentations.” The new policy also could include a small fee to using the meeting rooms to help pay for maintenance costs, Mezack said. The library officials have never charged a fee for meeting room use, but several other library systems do, he said. “If they do associate a fee with the meeting rooms, it wouldn’t be revenue-producing,” he said. “It would basically be to offset the costs of cleaning the carpets and taking care of extra maintenance. The other public libraries in Ohio that have those fees range anywhere from $15 to $25.” Allowing different groups to use the meeting rooms also will bring more people into the libraries, Braun said. “If people have access to the library to hold meetings there, it brings them in so they can browse our collections and many people who wouldn’t normally use the library would do so,” he said. The next library board meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Williamsburg branch, 594 Main St.

Union Twp. firefighters union awards two scholarships By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

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The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4312 in Union Township presented scholarships to two Glen Este High School graduates Thursday, May 26. Jessica Torbeck and Taylor Erwin each received $1,000. Torbeck plans to attend St. Thomas More College to study forensic chemistry and Erwin will go the University of Cincinnati to study early childhood education. “I was very impressed with their list of activities, their (grade point averages) and their essays. Our bylaws specify that we don’t have to give the scholarships to the perfect students, but I feel like we did. They are both great students,” said Michael Smith, Local 3412 president. Local 3412 Secretary Tim Stephens coordinated the scholarships with the local school districts. Any Union Township residents was invited to apply and the scholarship was promoted at Glen Este High School, Amelia High School, McNi-

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Glen Este High School graduates Jessica Torbeck, left, and Taylor Erwin both received $1,000 scholarships from the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3412 of Union Township. From left are union Vice President Franco Del Zotti and Treasurer Rusty Huff, scholarship recipients Torbeck and Erwin, and union Secretary Tim Stephens and President Michael Smith. cholas High School and The Great Oaks Career Campuses. “We had five applicants, so a committee reviewed and recommended who should receive the scholarships,” he said. “We were fortunate to find these two great, civicminded applicants to represent Union Township.” The union has been unable to give scholarships for the last two years because of funding restraints in its benefit fund. “We think it’s important to give back to the community we serve and giving the scholarships is one way

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we do that,” he said. “We’ll keep fundraising so we can continue to offer them.” The Local 3412 scholarships are paid for through fundraising activities including guest bartender appearances and the union’s annual golf outing. This year’s golf outing will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Legendary Run Golf Course, 915 East Legendary Run. The union is looking for sponsors, donations and participants. For more information, call Stephens at 513233-1805 or email him at tstephens351@gmail.com.

Child with lighter cited as fire cause BATAVIA - A 3-year-old playing with a lighter was listed as the cause of a fire Tuesday, May 24, at an apartment building in Batavia. Central Join Fire-EMS District Chief Kevin Riley said firefighters responded at 8:19 a.m. to the fire at 475 Old Boston Road. Fire and smoke were coming out of the northwest corner of a single-story fourfamily apartment building. The fire was contained to the bedroom of one apartment. The damage estimate was $10,000. No occupants or firefighters were injured. The Red Cross is helping provide temporary housing to the residents of the damaged apartment. The residents of the other three apartments were able to return to their apartments after the fire, Riley said. The cause of the fire was a child playing with a lighter in a bedroom closet, he said.


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Commissioners accept Batavia annexation petition By Kellie Geist-May and John Seney clermont@communitypress.com

The Clermont County commissioners took action to accept Batavia’s petition to annex 108.5 acres, but they’re not thrilled about it. The village filed a Type 2 expedited petition June 2. The petition includes the village’s intent to annex the UC Clermont campus, the Southwest Ohio Board of Development Disabilities land and 5.7 acres owned by Don and Richard Saylor. The Saylor brothers have requested the annexation, but the other two properties are owned by the state and, as such, don’t have a say in the annexation, according to Clermont County Assistant Prosecutor David Frey. Batavia Administrator Dennis Nichols said the annexation would bring in an additional $250,000 in earned income taxes paid by non-residents working in that area. He said that money is needed to pay for the village infrastructure those employees use. “All members of the community have an obligation to share in the costs,” he said. “The notion that the college should be exempt is unsustainable.” Because of the type of petition, the county commissioners were required to accept the petition into the board’s minutes, which they voted to do Tuesday, June 7. Batavia Township has until June 27 to file an objection to the petition. If no petition is filed, the commissioners will be required by law to approve the petition on procedure, not on merit, Frey said. The county, village residents or annexed employees who would be paying a 1percent earned-income tax cannot file an objection. County Administrator David Spinney said the commissioners don’t have a choice to reject or not take action on the petition. If the board doesn’t approve the petition, the village can file a mandamus action, which would ultimately require the commissioners to accept it anyway. Frey said his office would be reviewing the petition more thoroughly before the end of the time period to make sure the village met all the petition’s require-

“This stinks.”

Commissioner Bob Proud ments. “We’ll be reviewing the petition and, if all the statues are followed … It would be my recommendation that you approve the petition,” Frey said. “We just have to make sure the basic requirements are met to ensure fairness and due process.” All three commissioners were uncomfortable with voting for the petition and Commissioners Archie Wilson and Bob Proud said they were opposed to the annexation. “I haven’t seen the village do anything to prove they need this money,” Wilson said. “One percent is a lot of money for nothing and not everyone is a professor making a lot of money. I don’t see a benefit.” “I also don’t like that the people who work there don’t have a say,” he said. Proud said he would have liked to see more cooperation from the village, especially since the commissioners and UC Clermont Dean Gregory Sojka have said they didn’t support the annexation. “This is not very conducive to a good working relationship between the village and the college,” he said. “This is sour.” Proud voted to accept the petition “with reservations.” “This stinks,” he said. Batavia Township trustees discussed the annexation at their June 7 meeting, but decided to take no stand on the issue. Administrator Rex Parsons said the college and developmental center pay no property taxes to the township because they are government agencies. The Saylors’ property is undeveloped and only a small amount of property taxes are paid on it. “There is no revenue loss to the township,” Parsons said. He said there is nothing the township can do to stop the annexation as long as the petitioners follow the correct procedures. “I don’t see anything we can do to challenge it,” Parsons said. Trustee James Sauls suggested the trustees take no action on the petition and Trustee Bill Dowdney agreed. Trustee Lee Cornett was out of town.

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Some UC Clermont employees oppose annexation, urge boycott By Theresa L. Herron and John Seney clermont@communitypress.com

Some employees of UC Clermont College are advocating a boycott of Batavia businesses in response to the village administration’s efforts to annex the college and other properties. To be annexed are the college, the Southwest Ohio Developmental Center land and 5.7 acres owned by Don and Richard Saylor. Debra Way, an associate professor of business and Faculty Senate chair at the college, said the Faculty Senate officially was not advocating a boycott, but “if we are slammed with this tax, it reduces by 1 percent our ability to frequent those businesses.” Village Administrator Dennis Nichols called the boycott, “utterly out of line.” “I would hope the college staff would have more sense than that,” he said. In an open letter to the staff of UC Clermont, Nichols said: “Contrary to a misconception at Clermont College, the village of Batavia has always provided services to the college. Along with the services that the village provides to everyone in the community, the village builds and maintains access roads to the

campus. This cost is significant, and in recent years the village has spent about $500,000 for College Drive and new Clough Pike. College Drive now needs reconstruction, and we expect additional outlays to exceed $100,000,” Nichols wrote. “In reality, Clermont College has had a free ride for 40 years. The village now submits that the college staff should begin bearing part of the burden, rather than continuing to send the entire bill to the working people of Batavia,” Nichols wrote. Robert Handra, an owner of Batavia Electric, said this is the first he’s heard of a boycott, but he’s always been in favor of annexation. Handra disagrees with statements that the UC Clermont would not receive any services for the 1-percent income tax. The village would provide snow removal, police protection and improve College Drive, he said. “I think they (would be) receiving services,” Handra said. Tim Clepper, manager of Batavia Station restaurant, said a few customers from UC Clermont have mentioned the boycott, but told him “we won’t boycott you.” He said it would hurt if people did boycott Batavia businesses. There has been no organizational

meeting at the college of staff members about a boycott, said Wilhelm Kossenjans, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and interim chair of the science and health department. “People are talking about it,” he said. “No one is for this.” In a guest column submitted to the Community Journal, Kossenjans said, “I wish to express my strong opposition to the annexation petition of Clermont College by the village of Batavia. This forced annexation is morally reprehensible since Batavia village does not provide any benefits to the college, its faculty, or its staff. “It is simply what is already known as nothing but a vicious money grab by the village. ... Sadly, instead of working to improve the relationship between Clermont College and the village of Batavia for mutual benefit, village administration officials are choosing a path of long-term irreparable harm to their village by annexing UC Clermont. “I urge all Batavia village residents to contact the mayor’s office and voice their strong opposition to this insane endeavor.” The Community Journal has received additional letters and columns stating similar opinions that will be on Cincinnati.com/batavia and in the June 22 edition.

Clermont County phone system could come down in cost By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Clermont County departments could be paying a little less for telephone service in the next few years. Each department currently pays about $25 per month per phone line to hook-up to the county’s telephone system. Most of that money goes to pay for a the actual service, but a portion of the fee goes into a telephone system replacement capital fund, said Steve Rabolt, the director of Clermont County’s Office of Technology, Communications and Security. Since the current phone system was installed about 10 years ago, the capital fund for phones has grown to about $1 million. Rabolt said the fund will be used to pay for a new phone system, which will be installed either this year or next. However, it’s not expected to cost as much as

originally estimated. If the special capital fund has extra funds, County Administrator David Spinney said the county may recommend reducing the fees for a set period of time. “In this case, technology helped bring the cost down,” he said. “If there’s money left over, we may reduce the fees for a few years.” Commissioner Archie Wilson said, in the future, he’s rather see the county take on debt service and adjust the fees to pay that back rather than collecting it ahead of time. “I don’t like that we are overcharging to pay for the replacement,” he said. “To me, it’s like a utility and they should only pay for what they’re using.” Spinney said the phone system was designed to be self-sufficient, which is why the capital fund was created. He said that process could be discussed.

Clermont 20/20 to realign programs

In an unprecedented community development move, Clermont 20/20, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and UC Clermont College, have announced a major realignment of Clermont 20/20’s LEAD Clermont Community Leadership program and Clermont Educational Opportunities College Access program. The LEAD Clermont program will be delivered under a new community development nonprofit organization of the Clermont Chamber, and UC East will be the new home for Clermont Educational Opportunities’ College Access program. The transition of the programs from Clermont 20/20 will become effective June 30. In the joint announcement, Chamber President Matt Van Sant said, “LEAD Clermont is an important part of having strong community leadership across all sectors in the county and the region. LEAD Clermont has had a positive impact on the growth and development of Clermont County. There are many LEAD alumni serving as volunteers, professionals and managers on

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boards, committees and leading community organizations. The LEAD Clermont legacy is about team building, collaboration and creating communitywide leadership. The Clermont Chamber is happy to become the service provider for the LEAD Clermont program.” The essential focus of LEAD Clermont will continue to be a “neutral platform where leaders from all sectors” can interact with one another to learn more about the economic and community development needs of Clermont County. Clermont 20/20 Board Chair Kurt Kiessling said, “The 20/20 board is extremely pleased that we have been able to rely on strong community partners and find new solutions for delivering important community development services. LEAD Clermont and Clermont Educational Opportunities have become part of Clermont County’s history and have helped shape Clermont’s quality of life. Both programs have made a significant impact on the lives of people in our community.” Clermont 20/20 began considering organizational changes as the econo-

my affected corporate and funding partners’ ability to participate in leadership programs and community development initiatives. “What we’re most proud of in this period of transition is the work that’s been accomplished by collaborating with the Chamber and UC Clermont College. We appreciate the genuine effort and leadership at all levels that has come together to continue a legacy that’s been well deserved,” Kiessling said. UC Clermont College Dean Dr. Gregory Sojka said he was pleased to have Clermont Educational Opportunities (CEO) bring its college access program to UC East. “Helping students find access to higher education is an interest that UC Clermont College and Clermont Educational Opportunities share for the community,” Sojka said. “We’re happy to provide a location for CEO to continue its work with students.” Applications are being accepted the LEAD Clermont Class on 2012. For information, call the office at 7539222 or visit www.clermont2020.org.

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Young Union Twp. resident is a top mark. sales person By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Beth Heitker is only 21, but she’s one of Avon’s “mark.” brand top sales people and is heading to New York for her second internship with the company. Heitker, who lives in Union Township, will start her senior year at Xavier University this fall. When she graduates, she’ll be sporting a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in entrepreneurship, but it may be her work experience that lands her a job. Heitker has been selling mark. cosmetics for about four years and is already among the top 50 sales people in the country. In December, her sales were the second highest in the nation.

It all started when Heitker was working at Auntie Ann’s in Columbus and an Avon representative approached her about being a sales person. “She asked me if I’d heard about mark. (a part of Avon) ... It was only $20 to start, so, with my parents help and encouragement, I gave it a try,” she said. “I enjoy hosting parties and teaching people about makeup and fashion.” “Everyone is beautiful, but sometimes a touch of makeup can make women feel beautiful,” Heitker said. In addition to getting marketing experience, Heitker said mark. has helped her earn extra money in college and land two internships with Avon in New York City. She said mark. fits nicely into a col-

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Summerside betters students with Eagles Enrichment Club

By Kellie Geist-May kmay@communitypress.com

Cooking, gardening, art, scrapbooking, sewing, chess and creative writing – these are just a few of the after-school classes Summerside Elementary’s staff has offered students through the Summerside Eagles Enrichment Club. Teacher Sherri Cornett started the club three years ago as part of earning her master’s degree. “I needed to do something to improve the school and our principal, Mrs. (Linda) Austin, had done something similar at her previous school, so we decided to give it a try,” Cornett said. The classes were an instant hit and with a cost of only $5, the six-week sessions are always packed, she said. The rest of the support for the enrichment club comes from the school’s PTO. “There’s always been a great response and the kids love it, that’s why we decided to continue SEEC after the first year,” Cornett said. “I think SEEC is special because there’s something for everyone and the classes are different each time. They’re not just staying after school for sports.” Austin said that while the stu-

dents enjoy the classes, the afterschool involvement is about more than having something to do. “Offering a low-cost, afterschool enrichment program is important because it gives all the students an opportunity to participate in something. That builds self-confidence and knowledge while giving them a broader experience,” she said. Recent budget cuts in the West Clermont Local School District mean the schools will close 30 minutes after school next year, which leaves the future of the enrichment club and all afterschool programs at the elementary school up in the air. Austin said she hopes they can figure out a solution. “Almost half of our student population is economically disadvantaged, so it can be a challenge for parents to provide opportunities like martial arts, dance and intramural sports. That’s why it’s important for the school to have opportunities like SEEC. Kids have a chance to do something fun and education and parents have a chance to see their children shine in areas other than academics,” Austin said. “We hope we can figure something out.”

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Kelsey DeBell, left, Alisa Spurgeon, center, and Gavis Osborn show off their abstract bird sculptures during an after-school Summerside Eagles Enrichment Club art class.

NRMS top area school in Science Olympiad

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New Richmond Middle School students Griffin Mulvaney and McKenzie Lauver in the bottle rockets competition at the 2011 Ohio Science Olympiad at the Ohio State University.

New Richmond Middle School finished in the top 30 in the state Science Olympiad at the Ohio State University in the school’s first appearance in the state competition. “Representing the Cincinnati region, the Lions went head to head against the 39 best teams in the state for a chance to reach the national competition,” said NRMS Science Olympiad coach Josh Grischow. “The Lions were the highest placing Cincinnati-area school, besting fellow regional

competitors Summit Country Day and St. Aloysius. “ Grischow was assisted by New Richmond Middle School science teachers Tina Grippa, Pam Hughes and Doug Smiddy. Competing for the Lions in the sixth- through ninth-grade competition were eighth-graders Marie Bezold, Audrey Feiler, Matt Graham, Alex Grooms, McKenzie Lauver, Griffin Mulvaney, Jenny Roberts, Lindsay Slone, Ian Wahoff, Eric Williams and Leah Wolfer. Freshmen Paige Ander-

son, Abby Jewell, Jessica Nazareth and Michaela Nordyke also participated. Placing in the top 20 in the state for the Lions were Alex Grooms and Eric Williams in Junkyard Challenge, Paige Anderson and Michaela Nordyke in Dynamic Planet, Paige Anderson and Jenny Roberts in Shock Value, Audrey Feiler and Matt Graham in Compute This, Audrey Feiler and Marie Bezold in Ecology, and Abby Jewell and Jessica Nazareth in Microbe Mission.

The Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Science Olympiad Tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions, which consist of a series of 23 individual and team events students prepare for during the year.

Farm Bureau awards scholarships

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The Top Performers, seen here, in each program at Grant Career Center were recently honored at the school’s Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly.

Students honored as ‘top performers’ Grant Career Center recently held the Second Quarter Attendance and Awards Assembly where students were recognized for achievements during the second quarter. Students received Perfect Attendance Awards and Honor Roll Certificates for their efforts. The Top Performers in each program also were announced for the second quarter. Instructors select Top Performers each quarter by using varying objectives ranging from grades, business and industry readiness to special projects and improvements. Students are recognized for their efforts with a special certificate for their career passport and a gift card or payment of fees.

Students announced as Top Performers for the Second Quarter include: Allied Health Science: Chris Paul, Robert See and Sarah Eubanks. Auto Collision: Stephen Lewis, Rodney List, Max Marlow and Kevin Hamblin. Automotive Service Technology: Dakota Gregory-Edgington, Kyle Sons, Jared Miller and William Rogers. Business and Finance: Heather Hamilton, Brittany Bates, Jeff Hensley and Eli Wright. Carpentry: Vincinz Weesner, Jeremy Rayburn, Tyler Herman and Kim Workman. Cooperative Education: Kayla Wise and Josh Hunt. Cosmetology: Morgan Adams

and Jessy Oakley. Culinary Careers: Zach Zieger, Kim Hess, Natasha Bailey and Casey Rockholt. Engineering Design: Casey Meyers and Jacob McKinney. Horticulture: Amy McClanahan, Katelin Loudermilk, Elizabeth Shepherd and Marilee Fehr. Medical Information Tech: Allison Brunner, Mikayla Dahlheimer, Elsie Silman and Lindsey Shelton. Metal Fabrication: Blake Hurtt, Jeremy Moore, Blake Payne and Mike Seng. The Teacher Academy: Morgan Summers and Emily Smiddy. As the Third Quarter begins, program instructors are setting new goals for the students to work toward in hopes of becoming the next Top Performer.

Clermont County Farm Bureau recently presented $1,000 scholarships to the following students: Harrison Hobart of Hamersville, Stormy Bonea of Amelia and Anthony Wolfer of New Richmond. Hobart, the son of Scott and Heather Hobart, is a 2011 graduate of Bethel-Tate High School. He will attend Morehead State University in the fall and major in agribusiness. Bonea, the daughter of Mike and Caren Spivey, attended Live Oaks and is a 2011 graduate of Amelia High School. She will attend the Bradford School in

Columbus this fall where she will study to become a vet technician. Wolfer, the son of Tim and Julie Wolfer, is a 2011 graduate class of St. Xavier High School. She plans to attend the Ohio State University in the fall and major in Biology. For information on Farm Bureau and its member benefits, visit the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation website at www.ofbf.org or contact the Farm Bureau office at 937-378-2212, 888-378-2212 or email abcfarmbureau@frontier. com. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SCHOOL NOTES St. Xavier honors

The St. Xavier High School class of 2011 celebrated its commencement exercises June 2 and several students earned special recognition. Jake Daggett of Union Township won an achievement award for performing arts. Daggett also received the Rev. Joseph Brennan S.J. Award as the senior with best potential to be an excellent teacher.

Scholarships

• A $500 scholarship was awarded by the Union Township Kiwanis Club to Karina Atkinson from the Glen Este High School Key

Club. The scholarship was awarded at the School for Scientific Studies Awards Program May 23rd by Phil Dever, Key Club advisor of the Union Township Kiwanis. Atkinson plans to attend the University of Akron and will play soccer. • A $500 scholarship was awarded by the Union Township Kiwanis Club to Tyler Holtzclaw who is president of the Amelia High School Key Club. The scholarship was awarded at the Amelia High School Senior Awards May 19 at the Performing Arts Center by Phil Dever, Key Club advisor of the Union Township Kiwanis. Holtzclaw plans to attend Marshall University.


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Ryan Gormley hit .490 with two homers and 32 runs batted in for the Batavia Bulldogs this spring. Batavia finished 10-7 (7-1 in the Southern Buckeye-National Division).

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Glen Este’s Michelle Thomas celebrates her victory in the 3,200 meter run at the Ohio Division I state track finals at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium June 4. Thomas will be attending Ohio State in the fall to major in education and run for the Buckeyes.

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Glen Este senior Kaylin Steinmetz (pictured with coach Tim Gregory) led the FAVC in home runs, runs batted in and average. Steinmetz hit .551 for the 24-5 Lady Trojans with 10 homers and 43 RBI. She will join teammate Kelley Benhase on the softball field at NKU next season. Benhase was an 18-game winner and led the FAVC in strikeouts with 249.

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Williamsburg pitcher Rachel Meisberger in her wind up as the Williamsburg Lady Wildcats took on Felicity-Franklin to sort out the top spot in the Southern Buckeye Confernece National Division. The Wildcat squad finished 16-3. Meisberger was Williamsburg’s top pitcher.

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McNick’s Zach Jubak is congratulated by teammates after scoring the tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 4-4. McNick lost the regional semifinal contest to Alder, 5-4 at Athletes in Action in Xenia, May 27. It was coach Willy Corbett’s last game.

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New Richmond freshman Olivia Behymer stands next to a statute of Jesse Owens after finishing sixth in the Ohio division II 400-meter dash Saturday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium. She qualified for the state finals in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.73 in Friday’s preliminaries. Her time was 58.11 in the final on Saturday, June 4.

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Junior Shelby Engle takes a long stretch toward the plate in Amelia’s 3-0 shutout of Bethel-Tate April 28. Engle lead the 14-4 Lady Barons with 11 wins, one save. 147 strikeouts and a 1.11 ERA. At the plate, she hit .630 with three homers and 27 runs batted in for coach Kelly Throckmorton.

Amelia’s Sammy Baynori fires a pitch against Clermont Northeastern May 5. Baynori, a sophomore in his second year on varsity, was 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA for the Barons.

SIDELINES Amelia basketball camps

Amelia High School will have several basketball camps this month. Boys youth camp for boys entering second through eighth grades, is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 21-24,

and costs $50. The boys and girls shooting camp for fourth through eighth grades is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 28-30, and costs $35. All camps stress fundamentals along with skills and games Campers are divided into small groups to ensure a quality basketball experience.

Contact Craig Mazzaro at 315-4372 or mazzaro_@westcler.org, or Tara Kaiser at 509-0344 or kaiser5@fuse.net.

Football official classes

Anyone interested in being an Ohio licensed football

official can sign up for classes that start July 20 at Milford Miami Township Recreation Center. Classes run for seven weeks and cost $85. If interested contact Bob Duncan at 575-4542 or email robertreferee@zoomtown.com.


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Thank you, Chief Smith

James T. Smith has served as the police chief of Pierce Township for 10 years and brought the department to a new level of professionalism and created a group of well-respected law enforcement officers. Chief Smith made it a practice for himself and the officers to wave to the residents while patrolling the streets of the township and promoting a good working relationship with the community. Chief Smith obtained numerous grants to supplement the operating budget and create new programs for the department and its officers. As a result of his efforts, Pierce Township Police Department received two fully-equipped police cruisers. A few years ago, Pierce Township residents approved a tax levy

to fund the operations of the police department through the year 2015. Chief Smith has worked diligently to operate the department within the budgetary constraints and provide an adequate level of staffing, police personnel, to protect the residents of Pierce Township. In closing, Chief Smith, the residents of Pierce Township will be forever indebted to you for your service and dedication. Thank you. Dennis M. Luken Pierce Township

There are many to whom I owe a special thanks, i.e., officers, volunteers and members of WAA, the Mayor - Mary Ann Lefker - Superintendent Jeff Weir, the Class of 1964 and all of the dear students the parents intrusted to me. I didn’t do anything special as “Walk on the Moon” (I wanted to walk in outer space), but I hope that the teachers and I created the educational tools to reach their goals and dreams. Thank you for honoring me. Elsie Minnick Marathon

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Be truthful, honest

I wish to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for the very humbling, but beautiful experience of being the person of honor June 4, 2011, by the Williamsburg Alumni Association.

I think it was ironic that Pierce Township Trustee Chris Knoop was one of the trustees that conducted the discipline procedures of the police chief and the township lawyer. Talk about ethics, it has

been brought up before that he has not resided in the township the past couple of years and is not entitled to even hold the job of trustee. I assume he thinks that he is above the law. Come on Mr. Knoop, it’s time for you to be truthful and honest with the residents. Tom Martin Pierce Township

Exactly what was cut?

West Clermont board of education cuts 50 (June 1, 2011). When will the board of education realize that we (those who vote) want to know exactly what is being cut and what is being done to prudently manage the budget. Exactly – not phrases such as “cuts 50.” And totally agree with volunteer/parent, Jeff Kohls. “This levy

failed for a reason: There’s no trust in the school board.” The public wants and requires better communication and full disclosure to “cuts” … administrative vs. teaching positions for a start. Jackie Renner Union Township

Boycott Batavia

As a member of the UC Clermont College faculty, I will do all that I can to encourage all faculty, staff and students to boycott all Batavia businesses if the annexation occurs. This is nothing but a money grab. Michael R. Preston DMD Assistant Professor of Biology Academic Coordinator, Biology UC Clermont College Batavia

Batavia’s plan: Effective, fair for the village’s future In 1814, George Ely laid out the village of Batavia and Samuel Gilbreath opened the first store. In three years, Batavia will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of our village. We are working today to make the residents of Batavia and all of Clermont County proud of our village and make it a first-class county seat by the time the anniversary comes around. Smaller communities and business districts have been under pressure throughout Ohio and America for about two generations. The suburban boom after World War II, together with the development of good cars and highways, contributed to American prosperity. But those develop-

ments disrupted the older communities. Local hubs such as Batavia have had to find new roles. Regional shopping complexes now comJohn mand the retail Thebout business, and business Community older districts are Press guest plagued by columnist v a c a n c i e s . Batavia’s downtown area shows the loss. Magnifying the problem is another reality. Circumstances have choked off Batavia’s ability to renew itself. The county seat

was once between two and three percent of the county’s population. Batavia was home to all the important offices of county government. Today Batavia is the smallest county seat in Ohio, as a percentage of population. In raw numbers, Batavia is 87th of 88. The 2010 census puts us at less than one percent of the Clermont County population, with 1,509 people in a county of 197,363. The one smaller county seat is in Fayette County, population 29,030. Clermont County has two townships larger than that. While Batavia has been locked into its borders, the county offices have been moving to the unincorporated part of Batavia Township on

the village line. The Probate Court moved out in March. The Economic Development Office moved April 15. These moves and others have starved the village for revenue, and state funds have declined. Batavia is operating on too small a scale to keep up the public places, and we have nowhere to turn for additional funds. But every problem is an opportunity. We need substantial investment to bring roads, sidewalks and public places up to standards. We need major improvements to help the existing community and make Batavia a better place to invest. That all takes money. The county offices are off the property tax rolls. To make the kind of investment we need, put-

Pierce Twp. needs some spring cleaning After reading the article on-line about Chief Smith, Pierce Township police chief, I am beginning to wonder if Pierce Township needs to do some late spring cleaning. I was among the citizens who attended the special meeting of the trustees Friday, June 2, and we waited several hours for the trustees to come out of executive session. Most present seemed to have some knowledge about what the trustees were talking about. The Chief was going to “retire” but the question was, “Why?” It seemed to happen suddenly and at least one person was there to congratulate the chief on his retirement. Of course, when someone in

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this position legitimately retires, there are announcements well ahead of time and congratulations and parties to honor the person are Gloria White typical. At this point, Community Press guest this won’t hapand it is columnist pen very sad indeed that one needs to end what appears to have been a successful career on such a sad note. Chief Smith and Ms. Fran Kelly, law director for Pierce Township, were apparently caught in a ques-

tionable situation, on a holiday in the chief’s office. There were witnesses to what happened but both Ms. Kelly and Chief Smith have denied that there was anything other than “smooching” and comforting hugs. It is hard for us to understand how they see that what they have done is harmless in any way. All too often we see people who are in power have the attitude that it is OK to step across the line and get away with it. This is, indeed, arrogance to the highest degree. So what does it matter what the general public thinks as far as they are concerned? What difference does it make to the dignity of the office that one holds and what

kind of example does this set for fellow police officers or those who work in our township government? What is the level of trust and respect that one should expect when an impropriety such as this occurs? As far as this citizen is concerned, both Chief Smith and Ms. Kelly should resign immediately and take their leave. Yes, I do feel sorry for them as I would for anyone else as this is indeed a difficult matter for them and for their families and friends, but what has happened needs to be acknowledged immediately so that Pierce Township can move forward and put this mess behind. Gloria J. White is a resident of Pierce Township.

ting the burden on the remaining taxpayers, we would need a property tax of about 40 mills for 10 years - or 80 mills for five years. That’s silly to think about. Batavia needs to annex state and county facilities that have located on its borders. The village’s 1-percent levy on wage incomes will go a long way towards solving the problems of being Ohio’s tiniest county seat. Is it fair? Yes. State and county employees have as much responsibility as anyone to pay for the upkeep of county infrastructure. Nobody likes to pay more taxes, but somebody must pay the cost. John Thebout is the mayor of the village of Batavia.

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Ohio should reduce local government The article on dissolving Amelia Police should really start a larger discussion. Rather than just dissolve the police force, dissolve the whole village. There are over 3,700 “local entities” in Ohio, some with as few as 30 people. Moscow for example has only 224. Since each entity gets “revenue” by way of taxes, there at a minimum is someone getting paid to oversee the spending. Of course there is some sort of government, police and fire services that would also have a “chief.” All of this costs money. Amelia is just a great example. Part of it is in Batavia and the piece on the south side of Ohio Pike is totally surrounded by

Pierce Township, the residents are already residents of Pierce and can vote in our elections. If you made the village go away, they are already part Stan of this existing Shadwell structure. To that Community suggest they contract out Press guest police services to columnist Clermont County, when in fact the Pierce police have to physically drive through Amelia to get to part of their jurisdiction is ludicrous. I guess the mayor does not

want to acknowledge the fact that his little fiefdom is really part of a larger entity. He also did not deign to mention that during the acrimonious discussion over dissolution of the village in May 2009, one of his key points against dissolution was; “as a village we have our own police force where the officer may be your neighbor and certainly knows you by name, if we folded into a neighboring township we would lose this.” My how times have changed, he now wants to eliminate the very same police force and even says the future of the village may be in doubt. What a waste of time energy and cash resources the last two years have been, we could

have saved the cost of the police chief, the administration and god forbid the mayor’s salary. Take this example and repeat it across the whole of the county and the state and think about what we could save. Instead of fighting over casino taxes or SB 5, why doesn’t the state government propose reducing the number of legal entities in the state, lets set some arbitrary minimum level of people 10, 15, 20 thousand, but just have a plan. Ah! But this would reduce the ladders by which the very same people in the state government have climbed to their positions and help erode their power base. Stan Shadwell is a resident of Pierce Township.

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Amelia High School graduates William Mullins, Kegan Brown, Dakota Vance, Matthew Ellman and Justin Smedley at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School co-valedictorian Erin Hancock, salutatorian Claire Schweinhart and co-valedictorian Christina Ahting.

Amelia graduates honored at Cintas

Amelia High School graduates Brianne Cass and Matthew Bradley.

Amelia High School graduates Ashley Coffey and Amanda Whitt.

Almost 300 Amelia High School students officially ended their high school careers at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1. The graduating class had 281 members, including salutatorian Claire Schweinhart and covaledictorians Christina Ahting and Erin Hancock. Members of the school’s choir and band also performed at the ceremony.

Amelia High School teacher Katrina Smith and guidance counselor Michelle Buten help students to their seats before the ceremony Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Rachael Wilson, Patrick Rothel and Sarah Back.

Amelia High School graduates Samantha Wolford, Alyssa Couch, Hailey Farmer and Amber Fischer at the Cintas Center before graduation Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Michelle Davis and Brianna Beasley at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Devin Igo, Leanne Lotz, Ashley West and Allison Mason.

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Amelia High School graduate Shannon Greger smiles up at his friends and family in the stands at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

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June 15, 2011

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 1 6

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, Forty-six 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. 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

FOOD & DRINK

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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; www.post450.com. Milford.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSEUMS

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based summer reading program for children of all ages. Theme: One World, Many Stories. Win prizes by reading books and completing activities. 732-2736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.

NATURE

Crafty Critters, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children 3-12 can make two different themed crafts. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 4416 Fayard Drive, Bring gently worn spring/summer clothing that you or your child no longer can use, and look for sizes that can be used. 382-9194. Union Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 7

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

DRINK TASTINGS

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Michela, singer/songwriter of blues folk and rock, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.

NATURE

Family Nature at Night: Overnight, 7 p.m.midnight, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Rowe Woods Meadow Shelter. Concludes June 18 at 9 a.m. Bring tent and dinner and sleep under the stars and cook over an open fire. Night hike, craft, campfire and more. Ages 6 and up. Family friendly. $25, $20 members; $15, $10 members for children. Registration required. 831-1711; bit.ly/lNL4Id. Union Township.

RECREATION

Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Mount Orab Ford Night. Sunoco American Late Model Series. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215; www.molerracewaypark.com. Williamsburg.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-7 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

DRINK TASTINGS

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, New Life Event: The Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County and the ministries of Friendship Lutheran Church present a great Saturday filled with games, Zumba, food and live music. Donations accepted. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

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MUSEUMS

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater behind center. Music by Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.

NATURE

Fossil Identification: Introduction to Cincinnati, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Presentation include geology, fossil types, collecting methods and cleaning. With George Grossenbaugh, Dry Dredgers member. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; bit.ly/jX1q8M. Union Township. RAPTOR Incorporated Presentation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St., Live bird education program by volunteer organization whose goal it is to rescue and rehabilitate injured or orphaned birds of prey. Free. 248-2044; www.raptorinc.org. Milford. Peek in the Pond, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Leatherleaf Shelter. Take a closer look at the critters who make their homes in the park’s ponds. Free, vehicle permit required.521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township.

SPORTS

Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Grand Sands Volleyball, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Men’s and Women’s Open. Spectators welcome. $60 per team.533-0831; www.goovt.com. Symmes Township.

JEANNE HOUCK/STAFF

The Loveland Farmers’ Market is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Loveland Station, West Loveland Avenue and East Broadway and Second streets parking lot. It offers socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Visit www.lovelandfm.com. Pictured is Kay Bolin of Loveland (left) looking over some bakery wares at the Loveland Farmers’ Market. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9

HOLIDAY - FATHER’S DAY

Rolling with Dad, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Roll over logs and rocks to see what can be found. Look at which animals have a dad that makes a good role model. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

LECTURES

Morgan’s Raid, 2-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Lester Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid of the Civil War,” provides presentation on Morgan’s Raid of July 1863. Author also signs copies of book. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

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DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Treasure Hunter Wine with label owner Hunter Vogel. $50. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; e-mail Clay@20brix.com; www.20brix.com. Milford.

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LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - CABARET

Matt Snow, 6-9:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. Family friendly. 248-4444. Milford.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township. Plant Boxing Event, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Garden game in which five competitors are given a mystery plant and have 30 minutes to create a container masterpiece. Free. Reservations required. 683-1581; www.lovelandgreenhouse.com. Symmes Township.

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.

Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

HOME & GARDEN

MUSEUMS

LITERARY - CRAFTS

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LITERARY - LIBRARIES NATURE

Summer Solstice Drumming Circle, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meadow Shelter. Celebration of longest day of year with drumming and dancing. Bring instrument. Family friendly. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Rong Tan’s Bistro & Lounge, 606 Ohio Pike, 752-1907. Withamsville.

RECREATION

Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Whistle Stop Clay Works Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., Macin’ Meals and Fantastic Function. Daily through June 24. Students receive both group and individual instruction at their own level. Instructors offer patient and personal guidance. Lunch allowed for 30 minutes. Each camp session is one week. Ages 8-13. $295, $275 before May 1. Registration required. 683-2529; www.whistlestopclayworks.com. Loveland. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike, Daily through June 24. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; www.laffalotcamps.com. Withamsville.

SUMMER CAMP NATURE

PATRICK REDDY/STAFF

The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured is Joe Johnson, of the Strasse Haus, frying goetta for Goetta Chedda and goetta burritos at last year’s Goettafest.

Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through June 24. Combination of Survivor, Amazing Race and Survivorman. Campers take part in personal and noncompetitive team challenges in lesser-known portions of Long Branch’s woodlands. Ages 8-14. $305, $235 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org/cincynaturecamp.html. Goshen Township.

THANKS TO AIMEE SPOSITO MARTINI

The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit www.cincinnatiopera.org.


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June 15, 2011

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Ten characteristics of a good father everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories. They even keep aging dads

RSVP now for Fashion With Passion In a few weeks, our lifelong learning centers are hosting a unique event Fashion With Passion. It’s a special fashion show with a twist. It’s the second year for this event. Last year’s event was sold out and a huge success. This one is even better. It will be held in the grand ballroom of the beautiful Norlyn Manor in Batavia. It’s an elegant setting for an elegant event. Guests enter through the marble tiled foyer with its stunning spiral staircase. In the ballroom, tables are set with elaborate centerpieces and the chairs are covered with black fabric and tied with ivory bows. The chef has a special menu planned, including a luscious chocolate mousse served in a champagne glass. Stacy Woolley, violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will play during lunch, adding to the exceptional elegance of the setting. Each year we choose to spotlight a community organization to inform guests about special organizations that meet special

needs. This year we are spotlighting the Conductive Learning Center. It’s a s p e c i a l for Linda school children and Eppler infants with Community c e r e b r a l spina Press palsy, bifida, stroke Guest and other Columnist motor challenges. Conductive education is a multidisciplinary approach to education, training and development for these special children. Conductive education helps these students build their cognitive skills and use alternate strategies to learn. Attendees are invited to support the school by bringing any of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, hand soap, dishwashing detergent, disinfectant spray or sanitizing wipes on the day of the show. Fashions are modeled by seniors from our Lifelong Learning Centers, many of whom have a special needs child in their family. Clothing

is provided by the Snooty Fox and the owner, Donna Spiegel, will emcee. She has a special place in heart for the Conductive Learning Center because she has a grandchild who attends. There is a raffle for elaborate gift baskets, floral arrangements and other items. Plus, every guest receives a lovely gift. Fashion with Passion is

from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Doors open at 11 a.m. VIP cost (center members) is $15, and other guests are $25. To make a reservation, call 947-7333 by July 7. Remember, last year was sold out, so call soon. Linda Eppler is director of communications and lifelong learning at Clermont Senior Services.

young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, work-time, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitive-type men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as firm.

Good fathers can take responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world made sense.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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eled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.” A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude says, “Spirituality is an important part of everyone’s life.” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does not mean being able to do

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1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accom-

plished in age-appropriate ways without crushing developing egos. 3. Spend Father Lou quality Guntzelman one-on-one To Perspectives time. choose to spend time with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affording opportunity for all kinds of conversation and interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They must be the path being trav-

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T

“ This new valve can save lives

IN INDIVIDUALS WHO MAY NOT OTHERWISE BE GIVEN

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SURGICAL VALVE REPLACEMENT.” DR. DEAN KEREIAKES, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR FOR THE PARTNER II TRIAL OF TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT AT THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEART AND VASCULAR CENTER

Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

“Traveling was difficult and inconvenient for my family. Had this procedure been available in Cincinnati, I would have received it right here, at home.” John Metzger, a Cincinnati resident, had TAVR in Cleveland, in September 2010.

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June 15, 2011

Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary circuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of Cooking) and Shirley Corriher (Cook Wise, Bake Wise). I first heard of Maggie through Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her “Green Apron” ad there. For years, Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting services. As a registered dietitian

for interesting and timely tips.

(she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrit i o n ) , Rita M a g g i e ’s Heikenfeld passion is Rita’s kitchen h e l p i n g folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page www.greenapron.com

Maggie Green’s flat iron steak with brown sugar rub

“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,” Maggie told me. Makes eight servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top” of the roast.

This top blade steak (or flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a triangular-shaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak. This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak. One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of

the rub over the top of the steak and rub all over the surface of the meat. Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for five minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about five more minutes for medium-rare, six more minutes for medium and eight more minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⁄2 cups shredded cheddar

8 strips bacon, fried and crumbled 4 green onions, sliced (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serves eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Literacy Council prepares for 19th Annual Spelling Bee The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Coun-

ties will hold their 19th Annual Spelling Bee Friday,

June 24, at the Live Oaks Career Development Cam-

Come And Celebrate

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Price $15.00 Each ($32.00 value) ($8.00 each for Coney Member) This includes Parking, Rides and Pool, 1 hour buffet all day drinks, and birthday cake. There will be door prizes throughout the day including 6, $125.00 Savings Accounts.

pus. The Spelling Bee is designed to raise community awareness of adult literacy needs in Clermont and Brown counties, where about one out of five adults cannot read. The bee is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the adult reading programs of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties.

The money raised will provide free assessments, training tutors and matching tutors with students who need help with reading and writing skills to help them achieve their goals. Teams are needed for this event to continue the efforts of helping the Literacy Council. The cost of a team is $300. Make checks payable to

the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, and mail to attention: Literacy Spelling Bee 2011, 756 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Businesses may donate gifts or gift certificates for the silent auction and door prizes. For more information, contact: Susan Vilardo at 943-3741 or Jimmi McIntosh at 735-8300.

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Golf tourney helps Senior Services nor as of July 1 for the Lions Clubs of District 13. The club was honored to have John install the officers and he also enjoyed the good food the Lions Club ladies furnished. The picnic was held in the Burke Park Shelter house. It was built by the W.P.A. workers. That gives the shelter house some braggin’ rights. The Bethel Park Committee sure do a good job of keeping it in good condition. The fishing is good according to Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait shop in Afton. The crappie, bass,

catfish, stripers and the fish we like - the bluegills - are all biting good. The average size this year in the crappie tournaments is between 9 and 10 inches. The last crappie tournament, the winning weight was 5 pounds, with six crappie. The bass tournament was 15 pounds with six bass. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

ROMAN CATHOLIC

LUTHERAN

Saint Mary Church,Bethel

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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

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Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org

6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

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

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

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

Amelia United Methodist Church

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

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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Worship Service

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

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

513.753.6770

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

CHURCH OF GOD GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

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

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

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

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

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THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

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

EVANGELICAL FREE

6635 Loveland Miamiville Loveland, OH 45140 513-677-9866

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

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

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

513-735-2555

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

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Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

NAZARENE

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.faithchurch.net

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

683-2525

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

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

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

UNITED METHODIST

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

www.ameliaumc.org

Laurel United Methodist Church members ask the community to join them after services at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a community cookout. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road; 553-3043.

Monday through Saturday. Drayer Physical Therapy will provide physical therapy and rehabilitation at the new facility. V i s i t www.beaconortho.com for more information.

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A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

Laurel United Methodist

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will open a new location at 463 Ohio Pike in Cherry Grove, adjacent to Beechmont Racquet and Fitness, in August. Beacon will be open

Classes for every age group

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

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Beacon expands

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

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Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

The Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford will host a Blessing of the Sick and Suffering Mass in memory of Fr. Jim Willig and the 10th anniversary of his death. Mass will be followed with a picnic. The mass will be Saturday, June 18, at the center, 5361 South Milford Road. Call the center at 2483500, ext. 10, for more information

Owensville United Methodist Church

You Are Invited!

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

Jesuit Spiritual Center

UNITED METHODIST

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

2022 EIGHT MILE ROAD 513-474-4950 • Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 6 Wed. & Fri. 10 - 7 • Sat. 10 - 5 • Closed Sun. & Mon.

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

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

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Nursery provided for all services

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3398 Ohio SR 125

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Phyllis is the vice president of the society and always had the solution to any probShe is a George lem. very loving Rooks person. L a s t Ole M o n d a y Fisherman evening the Bethel Lions Club held their annual picnic at the Burke Park. This was installation of the officers for the coming year. The guest for the evening was John Tolos. He is the elected district gover-

Services:

Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays www.epiphanyumc.org

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Howdy folks, Last Thursday, Ruth Ann and I went to Stonelick Hills Golf Course for the Clermont Senior Services golf scramble. We watched the 17th hole to see whether anyone got a hole in one. No one did. This event is a way to help raise money for Meals on Wheels, home repairs and other services that Senior Services do. It is a wonderful service for folks so they can stay in their own home. I have been on the board of Senior Services for several years. The time spent in meetings and the travel time is so well spent. When my Mother was living in her home, she got the meals delivered to her each day and she sure enjoyed the meals and the folks that delivered them. The volunteers for the different services are so special and need to be thanked. The Ole Fisherman and wife say God Bless all of you and thanks. The Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia will have their free community meal Saturday, June 18. They call it the Kitchen of Faith. The serving time is from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. so stop and enjoy the food and fellowship. If you are having a bad day, after you attend this meal and the fellowship you will be so blessed. Folks, I wrote about the Faith Tabernacle Church for the kids. These folks feel they need to do something for the needy kids for Christmas. This is a special purpose. At Christmas a child should have a gift from a special group like these folks. So if you want to donate to this worthy cause the telephone number to call is 659-5801. This is Faith Tabernacles for the Kids Christmas ministry. They have a “Santa’s” wish list you can get, so you have different clothing sizes and other items. Last Saturday evening at the Monroe Grange Card Party at Nicholsville, I got as a winning gift a book written by George Burns. I have read some of it and if you ever watched George and Gracie Burns, it is wonderful. We attended a funeral last week for Vincent Leon Kellum at the Goshen Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. This feller was sure loved by all. He and his wife were members of the Old Bethel M.E. Church Historical Society here at East Fork. They were always willing to help any way they could. The laugh and smiles of Vincent will be missed. His wife

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PRESBYTERIAN

Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9:30am 10:30am

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

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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

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

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”


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2011 Graduates

Glen Este High School graduates Miranda Little and Mariah Mathes.

Glen Este High School graduates Michael Bouley and Tre Blank at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduates Zach Mager, Shelby Lupert and Lakin Louiso.

Glen Este High School graduates listen to the National Anthem Friday, June 3.

Glen Este students become graduates

Glen Este High School graduates Kathryn Downey and Hannah Dixon at the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School students and their families packed the Cintas Center Friday, June 3, for the school’s annual commencement ceremony. The class of 2011 had one salutatorian, Nicholas Santiago, and Ritika Shah and Wynton Overcast were co-valedictorians. Members of the school’s band and choir also performed at the ceremony.

Glen Este High School graduates Lauren Reynolds, Hannah Ruehlman and Alyssa Ruhstaller at the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduate Kyle Berlier closes his eyes and sings along to the National Anthem during graduation Friday, June 3. Glen Este High School 2011 co-valedictorian Ritika Shah, 2011 salutatorian Nicholas Santiago and 2011 co-valedictorian Wynton Overcast.

Glen Este High School co-valedictorian Ritika Shah gets some help from classmate Wynton Overcast before the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduates Mac Losey, Adeed Choudhury and Paul Hudson at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduate Courtney Spradlin waves to her family and friends in the stands at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Glen Este High School graduates listen intently as they are given instructions before the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.


AMELIA

Theft

vehicle at 465 Steamboat Road, May 25. 2005 Hyundai taken; $10,000 at 1760 Culver Court No. 6, May 26. Entry made into vehicle at 3596 Par Fore Court, May 26. Reported at Kroger; $140 at Ohio Pike, May 25. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $39 at Ohio 125, May 25. 1991 Chevrolet taken; $1,500 at 338 St. Andrews, May 28. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $237 at Ohio 125, May 29.

Vandalism

House and car spray painted at 3821 Arbor Lane, May 30.

Arrests/citations

Zachary B. Marlow, 26, 10 Lori Lane, drug abuse, May 31.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Debris piled in front of doors at 9 Woodside Park, May 25.

Passing bad checks

Bad checks being passed at Classic Federal Credit Union at 39 Oak St., May 25. Wallet taken from purse in store room at 14 W. Main St., May 31.

Vehicle damaged at 2203 W. Main St., May 25.

BATAVIA

Arrests/citations

Carita McDonald, 31, 160 E. Main St., domestic violence, May 23.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

At East Main Street, May 23.

NEW RICHMOND

Arrests/citations

Amanda K. Donell, 23, 205 Main St., trafficking in drugs, May 20. Shawn M. Ford, 31, 10684 Betty Rae Drive, warrant, May 26. Joseph T. Forsth, 20, 41 Front St., disorderly conduct, May 26. Samantha J. Thomas, 28, 5655 Beechtree, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, May 29. Randal J. Durbin, 19, 2074 Ohio 232, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, May 29.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Entry made into residence at 974 Old Ohio 52, May 21.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 201 Washington St., May 26.

Disorder

At 318 Center St., May 28.

Disorderly conduct

Male acting in disorderly manner at 410 Front St., May 27.

Domestic violence

At Market Street, May 23. At Front Street, May 29.

Theft

Currency taken; $52 at 1020 Market St., May 20. Extension ladder taken; $350 at 506 Front St., May 23.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Daniel S. Tenhundfeld, 29, homeless, warrant, May 22. Timothy J. Boyd, 29, 22 Arbor Circle, drug instrument, May 23. Shawn Kindoll, 27, 600 University Lane No. 116, theft, May 24. Tara Beach, 26, Homeless, criminal damage, May 24. Shawn C. Kindoll, 27, 600 University Lane No. 116, theft, May 25. Tara Beach, 26, 1751 Ohio Pike No. 124, obstructing official business, May 25. April L. Scarff, 28, 15331 Maryan Ave., theft, May 25. James T. Ragland, 69, 556 Locust Corner, aggravated menacing, May 26. Juvenile, 15, warrant, May 30. Bruce E. Morrison, 48, 1412 Lyons Road, domestic violence, May 27. Cody V. Radford, 20, 4521 Eastwood, underage consumption, obstructing official business, May 28. Jacob Sharp, 19, 414 Kellogg Ave., warrant, May 26.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 558 Locust Corner, May 25.

Assault

Female was assaulted at 3381 Ohio 132, May 22. Male was assaulted at 3668 Lewis Road, May 27.

Burglary

Attempt made to enter residence at 3711 Franz Lane, May 26. Coins taken; $275 at 1043 Gaskins, May 31.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged and eggs thrown at 366 St. Andrews, May 21. Tires damaged on vehicle at 1381 Ohio 125, May 18. Door damaged at 1761 Culver Court, May 29.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $50 passed at Walmart at Ohio 125, May 30.

Domestic violence

At Lyons Road, May 27.

Vandalism

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Edward J. Bilek, 62, 4971 Barnstable, disorderly conduct, May 24. Michael Byrd, 23, lka 3922 E. Gatewood, assault, May 26. Harold Anderson III, 32, 3981 Witham Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 26. Heather D. Deem, 28, 4306 Franklin, drug paraphernalia, May 30. Valerie L. Kaylor-Allen, 26, 6740 Perinwood, drug abuse, May 28. Jamie L. Ward, 27, 5206 Appaloosa Circle, driving under influence, May 27. Bethany M. Mix, 20, 439 Yarrabee, drug paraphernalia, May 30. Paige E. Blust, 24, 3967 Piccadilly, warrant service, May 30. Rudy V. Richey, 31, 2448 Ferguson, drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 30. Wayne Moss III, 26, 4702 Beechwood, open container, May 29. Melanie New, no age given, 4702 Beechwood, open container, May 29. Barbara Hentz, 23, 4700 Beechwood, warrant service, May 29. Tamiah Arlington, 18, 3099 McHenry, robbery, May 28. Joesha Arlington, 21, 2505 Race St., robbery, May 28. Tessah E. Carter, 23, 1970 Honeysuckle, warrant service, May 31. Matthew L. Laselle, 29, 507 Old Ohio 74, criminal damage, May 30. Kyle R. Shaw, 20, 4262 McKeever, theft, May 25. Thomas A. Williams, 46, 1056 Linn St., theft, obstructing official business, drug possession, May 26. Harold Davis, 54, 2230 Keaten St., complicity to theft, obstructing official business, May 26. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, May 26. Eric Payne, 39, 735 McCormick, warrant service, May 27. Jason K. Ashcraft, 31, 226 Poplar, theft, May 26. Sebastian Alshem, 23, driving under suspension, May 27. Kimberly Deane, 21, 4556 New Market, warrant service, May 28. Kendall L. Hollis, 24, 28 W. Hills, warrant service, May 28. Jennifer L. Cox, 29, Gauche Road, driving under suspension, May 23. Richard J. Springer, 31, 3974 Piccadilly, warrant service, May 26. Timothy Welch, 24, 7073 Old Ohio 68, driving under suspension, May 28. Timothy A. Hirschauer, 51, 3017 Orchard, theft, May 27. Hope Bowman, 26, 81 Massachusetts, drug abuse, drug instrument, drug overdose, May 27. Branden Stevens, no age given, 4704 Beechwood No. 101, domestic violence, May 28. Lavaar Mendenhall, 24, 6823 Betts Ave., driving under suspension, May 29. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, May 29. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, May 30. Vincent M. Seward, 18, 4458 Kitty Lane, underage consumption, May 30. Joseph S. Heinrich, 56, 503 Odin Drive, open container, May 29. Matthew B. Heggood, 25, 4587 Summerside No. 2, domestic violence, May 29. Gina M. Martin, 34, 1557 Tremont, warrant service, May 30. David Angelo, 53, 4220 Roselawn, warrant service, May 29. Leslie W. Perry, 32, 225 Savannah Circle, passing bad checks, May 27. Regina L. Perry, 42, 225 Savannah Circle, passing bad checks, May 27. Wallace I. Dalton Sr., 43, 4259 Ferguson No. 1, domestic violence, May 29. Matthew M. See, 27, Lka 4835 County Road, criminal trespass, May 26. James H. Moore, 36, 4404 Eastwood, theft, May 27. Ellie M. Vittetoe, 19, driving under influence, May 31. Emily K. Burress, no age given, 1460 O’Bannonville, theft, disorderly conduct, May 29.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 4595 Buckskin Trail, May 27.

Drug instrument

Breaking and entering

Fraud

Criminal damage

Drug instrument found in vehicle at traffic stop at 845 Ohio 125, May 23. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2620 W. Legendary, May 31.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated card used with no authorization at Ohio 62, May 25.

Theft

Merchandise taken from Kroger; $69 at Ohio Pike, May 24. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $242 at Ohio 125, May 24. Camera and medication taken from

Attempt made to enter Cricket Store at 787 Ohio Pike, May 31.

Writing on soft top of vehicle at Glen Este High School at Gleneste Withamsville Road, May 26. Vehicle spray painted at 4771 Klatte, May 27.

Drug overdose

Male found unresponsive (heroin overdose) at Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, May 30.

Menacing

Female reported offense at area of Southridge at Montclair, May 25.

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POLICE REPORTS Theft

Rent money taken; $270 at 4524 Weiner Lane, May 26. Currency, clothes, etc. taken; over $2,000 at 1085 Shayler No. 3, May 26. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $43 at Newberry Drive, May 26. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $6 at Eastgate Blvd., May 26. Camera taken; $400 at 3893 Bennett No. 6, May 26. Purse taken from Claire’s; $26 at Eastgate Blvd., May 31. I-Pod taken at 4298 Brisco, May 31. Medication taken at 680 Woodthrush, May 30. Wallet taken from room at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., May 29. Tools, etc. taken; $330 at 4010 Bach Buxton, May 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $45 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Merchandise taken from Walmart; over $120 at Eastgate Blvd., May 29. Counterfeit $20 passed at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., May 28. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $12 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $711 at Eastgate Blvd., May 27. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $141 at Eastgate Blvd., May 27. Purse taken at VFW at Stoddard Lane, May 27. Two AC units taken at 979 Ohio Pike, May 27. Chain saw taken at 4656 Aston Drive, May 27. Pool furniture taken from Motel 6; $850 at Nine Mile Road, May 27. Laptop computer taken; $1,575 at 4502 Eva Lane, May 31. Currency taken from pool area of Motel 6; $950 at Nine Mile Road, May 30.

Violation of protection order

Female reported offense at 450 Odin Drive, June 1.

WILLIAMSBURG

Arrests/citations

Terry J. Lyle, 50, 14578 Todds Run New Harmony Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, resisting arrest, May 31. Jason C. Stewart, 37, 427 Gay St., driving under influence, June 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Windshield broken at 256 Walnut St., May 29.

Disorderly conduct while intoxicated

Male arrested at Medary’s Store at 268 W. Main St., May 31.

Theft

Wallet taken from vehicle at 905 Southwynd Trail, May 29. Wallet, etc. taken from vehicle at 4180 Ohio 133, May 31.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations

Bobby E. Turner, 28, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 98, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 2. Ryan Emil Petrey, 23, 3170 Cedarstone Lane, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Feb. 28. Brendon Aj Kirker, 22, 140 Rich St., No. 5, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 14. Zachary David Stiers, 19, 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, burglary trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. Christopher S. Bernard, 21, 40 Lucy Run Road No. 9, Amelia, vandalism at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. James Michael Lasley, 20, 3418 Ohio 132, Amelia, breaking and entering at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Frederick A. McClanahan, 24, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, criminal trespass restricted area, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Nancy E. McClanahan, 44, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville, New Richmond, criminal trespass - restricted area at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Lisa J. Verdin, 38, 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, conspiracy - plan w/ others at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 1. Jason Christopher Pulliam, 21, 345 Spring Street, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs marijuana at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. Juvenile, 16, aggravated menacing, New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor,

New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Antoine Beighle, 19, 23 Lori Lane, Amelia, felonious assault - victim seriously harmed, kidnapping at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. Arnold J. Fields, 41, 6617 Main Street, Cincinnati, telecommunications harassment at 4308 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, May 31. Adam Haney, 28, 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 1. Ryan L. Evans, 22, 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, obstructing official business at 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, June 2. Johnny Ray Napier, 42, 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. at 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, June 2. Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging/endangering, Amelia, June 4. Anna Pollard, 23, 70 Mark Drive, West Union, possessing drug abuse instruments at Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4. Shanda D. Kirschner, 22, 134 Augustus Drive, West Union, possessing drug abuse instruments at Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4. Kurtis G. Calvert, 27, 636 Easter Road, Bethel, theft at 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, June 5.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Amelia, June 4.

Criminal mischief

At 12 Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 4.

Criminal trespass

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26. At 2814 Campbell Lane, Bethel, May 1. At 2929 Macedonia Road, Bethel, May 30. At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Domestic violence

At Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 1. At Wilshire Circle, Batavia, June 5.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 25.

Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O.

At 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, June 2.

Failure to confine a canine

At 56 Sierra Court, Batavia, June 2.

Felonious assault - victim seriously harmed

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31.

Gross sexual imposition

At Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, June 2.

Kidnapping

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. At 3700 Block Ohio 133, Williamsburg, June 4.

Menacing

At 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 5, Amelia, June 3. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 3. At 420 N. East St., Bethel, May 30.

Obstructing official business

At 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, June 2.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At 3700 Charter Oak St., Amelia, June 5.

At 2458 Straight St., Batavia, June 5. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At dead end of Washington St., New Richmond, May 23.

At 2197 Harvey Road, New Richmond, June 1.

At 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, June 2.

Arson

Assault - knowingly harm victim

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 5.

Assault

At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 4. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, June 3.

Breaking and entering

At 1081 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21. At 2320 Snyder Road, Batavia, June 1. At 5194 Benton Road, Batavia, May 30.

Burglary

At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 5. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 5. At 210 8th St., Batavia, June 4. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 4. At 4099 Afton Elklick Road, Batavia, May 31. At 4215 Muscovy Lane, Batavia, June 4.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. At 2519 Ohio 222, New Richmond, May 31. At Estate and Amelia Olive Branch,

Passing bad checks

Possessing criminal tools

At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4.

Possession of drugs

At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26.

Rape

At dead end of Washington St., New Richmond, May 23.

Theft

At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, June 1. At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, June 4. At 2680 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 5. At 2746 at 2750 Goodwin Schoolhouse Pt. Isabel, Bethel, June 2. At 2884 Ohio 232, Bethel, June 2. At 2894 Mount Pisgah Road, New Richmond, June 1. At 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, June 1. At 40 Donna Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 858 Felicity Cedron Road, Felicity,

June 2. At 1007 Hilltop Lane, Felicity, June 5. At 1081 U.S. 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 110 Vine Street, Felicity, June 2. At 19 Mac Arthur Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 225 Mulberry St., Felicity, May 31. At 2590 Airport Road, Bethel, June 2. At 2632 Airport Road, Bethel, June 1. At 265 Mulberry St., Felicity, June 3. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At 2814 Campbell Lane, Bethel, May 1. At 2954 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, June 2. At 30 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 3140 South Bantam Road, Bethel, May 30. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, May 31. At 3318 Sandy Lane, Goshen, June 2. At 367 Felicity Cedron Rural, Felicity, May 31. At 392 Ohio 133, Felicity, June 1. At 4291 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, June 2. At 5049 Ohio 132, Batavia, June 4. At 591 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 31. At 6321 Ohio 727, Goshen, June 2. At 844 Wright St., Apt. 2, Newtonsville, May 24. At Smyrna Road, Felicity, June 4. At South Heartwood Drive, Amelia, May 31.

Theft

At 2916 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, May 28. At 304 3rd St., Moscow, May 26. At 314 Brown St., Bethel, May 27. At 4207 Christopher Court, Batavia, May 24. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, May 26. At 1081 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 1230 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 26. At 1319 Libby Lane, New Richmond, May 25. At 1740 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 18. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 28. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 25. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, May 23. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, May 25. At 2202 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, May 25. At 2663 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, May 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 23. At 2900 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 23. At 2920 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 29. At 30 Pinebridge Drive, Amelia, May 23. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, May 28. At 3155 Mount Olive Point Isabel Road, Bethel, May 28. At 3193 Ohio 131, Goshen, May 27. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, March 30. At 3229 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 24.

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On the record

June 15, 2011

IN THE COURTS FORTRESS CASTLE, LLC. Self-Storage 1233 Castle Drive Mason, OH 45040 (513) 398-1515 Fax: (513) 398-2631 RUIZ, WALTER LAST KNOWN ADDRESS P.O. BOX 40106 CINCINNATI, OH BIN B02/34 KELAST HIGBY, VIN KNOWN ADDRESS 7734 HUNTERS TRAIL MASON, OH BIN B14 JAMES MORRIS, LAST KNOWN ADDRESS JENNINGS 1341 COURT MASON, OH BINS C30 AND G16 JOHN R SCHMITZ III, LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 8284 BUTLER-WARREN RD MASON, OH BIN BRANDY E06 LAST SUMLER, KNOWN ADDRESS 219 SNIDER CT. MASON, OH BIN F10 JEFFERY LAST STEEL, KNOWN ADDRESS 1686 DIXIE HWY. HAMILTON, OH BIN I10 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT PERSONAL YOUR PROPERTY NOW IN STORAGE AT FORTRESS CASTLE IN MASON, OHIO MAY BE OBTAINED BY YOU FOR THE BALANCE DUE PLUS ALL OTHER EXPENSES WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THIS NOTICE OR THE WILL PROPERTY BE SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE. THE LAST DAY TO OBTAIN YOUR PROPERTY IS JUNE 16, 2011 BY 8:30 AM (EST). AUCTION TO BE HELD AT 9:00 AM (EST); THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011, AT 1233 CASMADRIVE, TLE SON, OH. 2127 Public Notice Following are the last known addresses for: Unit #5, C o u r t n e y Linn, 3415 Clover Rd. , Bethel, OH 45106 ; Units #36/40 Deanna Fletcher 3659 St. Rt. 50 , Williamsburg, OH 45176 ; Unit #38 Michael Schirmer 19450 Roscoe Blvd Northridge,CA 91324 Unit #55 Tia Kovalski 16204 Sams Dr. Williamsburg, OH 45176; U n i t s #70/71/103, Stan Morgan, 3724 SR 125 Bethel, OH 45103. In accordance with the provisions of state law, there being due and unpaid which for changes the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owners lien of the goods stored at Allstar Self Storage at 4232 Allstar Dr. Batavia, OH 45103, and due notice having been given to the owner of storage unit and its contents, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, will be disposed of at our discretion to satisfy an owners lien if payment in full, including all late fees are not received by June 15, 2011. 1001644585 LEGAL NOTICE The following Storage unit(s) from Strong hold of Eastgate will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers, at 758 Old State Route 74, Cincinnati Ohio 45245 on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit #002 Christina A. Taphorn, 5890 Wade Rd. Mil45150. Ohio ford, 45036. Unit # 249 Matt S. Goodspeed, 847 S. Riverside Dr. Batavia, Ohio 45103. Unit # 184 - Heather Bonella, 3905 Old Savannah Dr. Apt 2, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. 1001643081 To place your BINGO ad call 513.242.4000

The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.

Filings

Sylvia Siekbert, et al. vs. Time Warner Cable LLC, et al., other tort. Shawn Lee, et al. vs. Perry T. Graybill, other tort. Angela Marion, et al. vs. Family Dollar Inc., other tort. Kimberly A. Ball vs. Steven Buehrer Administrator, Eastgate Health Care Center Inc., worker’s compensation. Clinton Perry vs. Odom Industries Inc., Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Jane M. Simpson vs. Milford Christian Kiddie College, worker’s compensation. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kimberly K. Aritonovich, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc., et al. vs. Thomas J. Richardson, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Angella M. Mues, et al., foreclosure. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Dennis M. Foultz, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melanie Evans, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chasa Bank NA vs. Unknown administrator, executor Selma L Spaulding, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Kelly A. Powers, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jane Doe name unknown spouse of Cecil R. Hardin, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph F. Bryant, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Stephen T. Dalby, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Samuel A. Parenti, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melissa Martin, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Daniel L. Sams, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald J. Shelander, et al., foreclosure. LPP Mortgage Ltd. vs. Jerry E. Kraus, et al., foreclosure.

Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Roslyn J. Kocsis Seal, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Christopher B. Brumback, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. Successor by Merger vs. Jeremy L. McAninch, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Scott Walton, et al., foreclosure. M and T Bank vs. Richard L. Nichols, et al., foreclosure. Freedom Home Mortgage Corp. vs. Franklin D. Braun Jr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Brian C. Smith, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Roland V. Neth, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Ian T. McDonald, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Stanley Hartman, et al., foreclosure. PennyMac Mortgage Investment vs. Denise M. France, et al., foreclosure. SSC Eastgate Square Center LLC vs. Michelle Q. Dang, et al., other civil. City of Milford vs. Jeffrey W. Lanier, other civil. Dorothy Jones, et al. vs. Meijer Group Inc., et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Denise A. Hendrickson, other civil. Shelly Waugh, et al. vs. Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group, et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Richard C. Meadows, other civil.

Divorce

Lisa Hillard vs. Christopher Hillard Stephanie A. Sheehy vs. Devin J. Sheehy Anna V. Ocampo Torres vs. Regan C. Aniciete Ashley C. Price vs. Christopher S. Price Teri A. Slick vs. Edward J. Slick

Dissolution

Kimberly A. Frysinger vs. David R. Frysinger Rex M. Griffith II vs. Brandee N. Griffith Sarah Adkins vs. Andrew Adkins

Thomas J. Schramm vs. Tina M. Schramm Christopher L. Hawkins vs. Peggy S. Hawkins Elizabeth A. Baldridge vs. Christopher A. Baldridge Jeffery Sprague vs. Stephanie Sprague

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Antoine Q. Beighle, 19, 23 Lori Lane No. 11, Amelia, felonious assault, kidnapping, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ronnie Lee Powers, 49, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, domestic violence, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Michael Burchett, 50, 360 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Scott A. Siebert, 43, 2715 Alex Court, Hebron, theft, tampering with records, Union Township Police. Jeremy Nicholas Hollweck, 24, 5728 E. Day Circle, Milford, theft, Union Township Police. Mark Allen Hayslip, 28, 1167 McKinley Court, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. Joesha L. Arrington, 21, 2508 Rack Court, Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. Tamiah L. Arrington, 18, 3099 McHenry Ave. No. 8 Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. John Raymond Magevney, 21, 503 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments, Union Township Police. Brian Wayne Anderson, 31, 2780 Lin-

dale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Amelia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Zachary Daniel Fagin, 20, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Loveland, burglary, Goshen Police. Gary Lee Hargis, 18, 10753 Freyberger Road, Goshen, burglary, Goshen Police. Verna G. Sparks, 37, 590 Wood St., Batavia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Charles Bundy, 47, 70 Glendale Milford Road, Loveland, aggravated possession of drugs, Miami Township Police. Gary Lee Gillette, 43, unknown address, burglary, jail. Donald Fisher, 68, 7015 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Pleasant Plain, worker’s compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Bret Joseph Bellamy, 30, 4672 Northridge Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Tracy Brian Kuhlman, 33, 9489 Reading Road, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, criminal damaging, theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 26, 2320 Ohio 232, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Luke Hugh Daly, 29, 2370 Ohio 222, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Rita Ervin, 45, 4563 Summerside, Apt. 1, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police. Dominic D.W. Bell, 24, 2552 Harrison Ave., Apt. 1, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. James Edward Marion Swigert, 52, 2115 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. Randall Keith Hutchins Jr., 24, 2051 Oakbrook, Milford, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. Deborah Ann Smith, 49, 8 Mont-

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

AMELIA VILLAGE

5 Osprey Court, Deanna Horstman to Aimee Bundy & Steven Pell, 0.2400 acre, $125,000. 14 Glenpark Court, Michael and Kerry Cardina to Autumn Marie Simmes, 0.2250 acre, $132,500.

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP

4035 Blue Ridge Road, Kevin & Susan Ollier to Gregory Huffman, 5.0100 acre, $52,000. 3851 Golden Meadow Court, NVR Inc. to Heidi & Charles Moreno, 0.2330 acre, $248,500. 1336 Kingfisher Court, Gregory & Cynthia Brown to David & Noelle Houben, $191,042. 2534 Pochard Drive, Aurora Loan Services LLC to Brian & Samantha Bolender, 0.2450 acre, $134,000. 2260 Snyder Road, Joe Hudson to William Gabriel, 1.0000 acre, $57,500. 4573 Vista Meadows Drive, NVR Inc. to Travis & Jennifer Justice, 0.2320 acre, $149,565. 1215 Churchill Court, Maple Street Homes LLC to Candice Petrotte, 0.2238 acre, $194,900. 1590 Creekside Road, Kimberly and Daniel Horgan Jr. to Brandon Bock and Katie Brooks, 0.5780 acre, $158,000. 4215 Curliss Lane, Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio to Redleg Bear Realty LLC, 2.4930 acre, $225,000. 1454 Gumbert Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jessica Swarts, 0.2360 acre, $94,750. 2218 Siesta Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Timothy and Donna Hendershot, 0.2320 acre, $112,400. 1341 Sprucewood Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to James and Jamie Haas, $129,900. 1310 Twin Spires Drive No. 102, Cassandra Rosenburgh to Jessica Obermeyer, $83,000. 1440 Woodlan Court, NVR Inc. to Gregory and Christina Pottebaum, 0.5289 acre, $302,240.

BATAVIA VILLAGE

277 Forest Ave., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sara Coyne, 0.3178 acre, $45,501.

MONROE TOWNSHIP

2295 Hillcrest Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Clermont Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2.1900 acre, $18,199. 2141 Ohio 125, New Richmond Bancorporation to Mount Holly Christian Chapel Inc., 26.7950 acre, $550,000.

NEW RICHMOND VILLAGE

Lot 191 Riverpines RV Resort, Timothy & Kimberly Rack to Betty Malott & Richard Grant, 0.1290 acre, $10,000. 601 Columbia Street, Voneita Fay Graybill, et al. to Federal Home Loan Corp., 0.3880 acre, $26,667. 215 George St., Joseph & Gwendlyn Gilpin to N.P. Dodge Jr., trustee, 0.1680 acre, $110,000. 215 George St., N.P. Dodge Jr., trustee to Michael & Mary Pulskamp, 0.1680 acre, $102,500. Unit No. 135 Riverpines RV Resort, Joseph & Michelle Kovach to Carol & Ronald Louallen Sr., 0.0580 acre, $5,000. U.S. Route 52, Doris and Robert Lewis Jr. to Richard and Maria Dillinger, 0.0620 acre, $10,500.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

3393 Cherry Lane, Deborah Knight to Shannon Meadors, $100,000. 537 Davis Road No. 11, Lisa Senters to Cynthia Bowling, $42,000. 3572 Parfore Court, Ronald & Brenda Flick to Michael Grant, 0.6630 acre, $139,000. 3815 Arbor Lane, Jeremy and Stephanie Landrum to Bryan Smith, $283,000. 3453 Mackenzie Crossing, Daniel and Shannon App to Christopher and Kathryn Rahrig, 0.2760 acre, $269,500. 1371 Young Road, Stuart and Gina Fries to Michael and Jennifer Sharp, $50,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

686 Bobolink Court, Michael Cann to James & Brandy Hughes, 0.2300 acre, $150,000. 4598 Creekwood Court, Hilton Capital Group LLC to RBS Hebron Investments LLC, 0.2900 acre, $69,000. 4070 Independence Drive No. 3K, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Miles & Kathleen Plymesser, $32,235. 997 Joyce Drive, Matthew Sauls to Michael Borgemenke, $114,900. 524 Lang Road, David & Tammy Rains to Travis & Angela Crum, 1.6670 acre, $332,000. 5008 Mallet Hill Drive, Timothy & Debra Turton to Jonathan & Therese Bell, $265,300. 1223 Old Ohio 74, Barbara Wiedenbein to Louiso Properties LLC, 4.9100 acre, $125,000. 4191 South Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to April Fischbach, 0.1510 acre, $186,460. 1149 Sparrowwood Blvd., Terry Taylor to Joo Chul & Kanyoung Kim, 0.2420 acre, $172,000. 4391 Aicholtz, Clermont County CIC Inc. to KAO Ivy Pointe-Two LLC, 5.0000 acre, $424,717.20. 834 Bennett Lane, John Warf to Danielle Moore, 0.2990 acre, $68,000. 563 Berry Court, Brett Diemler, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $46,666.67. 4679 Blue Jacket Lane, Estate of

gomery Way, Apt. 10, Amelia, theft, Union Township Police. Megan N. Warren, 23, 4551 Wood Glen Circle, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. John Raymond Magevney Jr., 21, 503 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, misuse of credit card, identify theft, Pierce Township Police. Nicholas M. Cook, 25, 5852 Monassas Run, Milford, misuse of credit card, theft, Miami Township Police. Ryan Noel Werner, 21, 1164 Ronlee Drive, Milford, aggravated robbery, Miami Township Police. Daniel A. Young, 24, 312 Hartford Court, Maineville, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Zickrus A. Young, 22, 129 Hickory Lane, Batavia, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Robert David Howe, 34, 4281 LeBeau Drive, Cincinnati, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Timothy Allen Rose, 27, 4134 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Arica L. Eichelbrenner, 18, 450 Craig Road, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Dustin Balzhiser, 22, 474 Ohio 74, No. 412, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Shane A. Strasinger, 20, 3513 Ohio 125, Bethel, aggravated trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Judy Swope, 46, 62 Still Meadow Drive, No. 101, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Amanda L. Lilly, 34, 864 Hawthorne Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Perry J. Workman, 30, 864 Hawthorne Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit.

DEATHS James Corcoran to Ronald & Billie Joan Woods, $95,000. 990 Burgess Court, Fund for Builders LP to Bromley LLC, 0.2190 acre, $240,000. 4183 Cannon Gate Drive, Anne Lehmeyer to Kelvin Link, 0.2310 acre, $145,000. 643 Carefree Drive, Jayme Decatur to James Osbourne, 0.0340 acre, $50,000. 4855 Forest Meadows Court, Michael & Jamie Vanover to Megan Wispe Stormer & Thomas Stormer, $240,000. 1269 Misty Lake Lane, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Scott & Ashley Hamberg, 0.2320 acre, $219,555. 446 Odin Drive, Household Realty Corp. to Michael Zavislak, $52,000. 651 Regent Road, Megan West to Samuel Chavez Cisneros, et al., 0.3400 acre, $118,000. 18 Tidewater Trace, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Stuart Mardis, $35,000. 3886 Vineyard Green Drive, Charlotte Aichholz to Michele & Ronald Pfeffer Jr., $151,900. 994 Vixen Drive, HSBC Bank USA NA as trustee to Old Mill Enterprises LLC, $96,200. 4138 Woodsly Drive, 27B, Joseph & Ana Gil to Prudential Relocation Inc., $165,000. 4138 Woodsly Drive, 27B, Prudential Relocation Inc. to James & Carol Haney, $165,000. 551 Aspen Glen Drive Unit 610, Amanda Sams to John Lykins, $70,000. 4613 Blackberry Lane, Kelly Morgan to Tanisha Jones, $118,400. 1233 Glen Haven Lane, Beth Gillenwater to Brian & Jessica Olson, $93,000. 4264 Jones Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Tom Hall, 0.9640 acre, $45,000. 1103 Kensington Lane, Mark & Karen Schmidtgesling to Chistopher Godsey, $52,500. 1179 Nature Run Road, RIG Holdings LLC to Burnet Capital LLC, 0.2300 acre, $51,000. 4382 Newberry Drive, Dale & Harriet Ravenscraft to Rupp Ramily Enterprises LLC, $400,000. 469-471 Old Ohio 74, Harriett Ravenscraft to Donald MacFarland, $137,500. 521 Oregano Drive, Charles Galleo & Janelle Butterbaugh, et al to Edward & Roxie Schuster, 1.4490 acre, $273,000. 751 Regent Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Nicholas & Sara Salsgiver, $134,900. 1121 Westchester Way, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Carlton Albrecht, 0.5160 acre, $277,566. 4105 Woodmont Drive, HSBC Bank USA NA as trustee to Nader David, 0.3140 acre, $124,000. 4058 Woodsly Drive, Dennis & Denise Sproul to Steven & Stephanie Smith, 0.4080 acre, $250,000. 4427 Brant Lane, Estate of Rachel Prall to Micah and Sarah Gilbert, $80,000.

James Gill

James A. Gill, 70, died June 2. Survived by wife Judee Gill; children Robi (Marcy), Michael (Gail) Gill, Melissa Neyer; grandchildren Corey, Katie Gill, Jessica, Makaila Olthaus. Arrangements by Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home.

W. Roger Gillem

W. Roger Gillem, 66, died June 7. He lived in Union Township. He is a veteran of the Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as an project manager/designer, electrical consultant. Survived by daughter Julie Gillem; mother Mildred M. Sever

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Gillem; sister Barbara (Dan) Bray; aunt Emily Voiles. Preceded in death by father William R. Gillem. Arrangements by T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Services were June 10.

MARRIAGE LICENSES John Young, 26, 3316 Vic Joy, Bethel, youth pastor, and Lisa Smith, 23, 3469 Clover Road, Bethel, teacher. Matthew Hale, 22, 1837 E. Concord, Amelia, student, and Erin Engel, 22, 13 Moore St., Williamsburg, student.

BUILDING PERMITS Residential

Thomas Laugle, Amelia, deck, 11 S. Ridge Drive, Amelia Village, $4,000. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 26 Sandpiper Court, Amelia Village; HVAC, 537 Aspen Glen, Union Township. David Crawford, Batavia, alter, 4228 Barton Drive, Batavia Township. Fischer Attached Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 13131 Autumnview, Batavia Township, $92,543. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 4584 Vista Meadows, Batavia Township, $91,000; new, 961 Shephard Woods, Union Township, $114,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 2874 Ohio 222, Monroe Township; HVAC, 1010 Grays Lane, Ohio Township; HVAC, 4318 Cider Mill, Union Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 202 Regatta Drive, New Richmond Village, $69,740. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 209 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $73,350; new, 205 Compass Court, $78,345. Curry Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 1138 Orchard Lane, Pierce Township. CD Brandenburg & Sons Custom Homes, Cincinnati, new, 532 Locust Run, Pierce Township, $390,000. Kraft Construction Co. Inc., Cincin-

nati, addition, 877 Gorham, Union Township, $10,000. Top Notch Services, New Richmond, addition, 1320 Minx Drive, Union Township, $23,000. Thomas Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 1133 Westchester Way, Union Township, $6,000. Ronald Kramer, Amelia, chimney repair, 3865 Heritage Oak, Union Township, $3,500. Triple D Heat & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 679 Whippoorwill, Union Township.

Commercial

David Schwarberg, Russellville, newbathroom at Eastbend Twin Drivein, 9897 Ohio 125, Byrd Township, $8,000. Evans Engineering, Cincinnati, newpole building, Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Sterling Township, $1,500. Auto Temp Inc., Batavia, alter, 880 Kent Road, Batavia Village. Kris Haney Legacy Roofing, Cincinnati, roof-Rong Tangs Bistro, 606 Ohio 125, Union Township, $26,000. Reztark Designs Studio, Cincinnati, alter-Lens Crafters, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, $250,000. H & H Structural Contracting, Fairfield, sign, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. H & H Contractors Inc., Felicity, alter, 4450 Eastgate, Union Township.


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Amelia High School graduates William Mullins, Kegan Brown, Dakota Vance, Matthew Ellman and Justin Smedley at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School co-valedictorian Erin Hancock, salutatorian Claire Schweinhart and co-valedictorian Christina Ahting.

Amelia graduates honored at Cintas

Amelia High School graduates Brianne Cass and Matthew Bradley.

Amelia High School graduates Ashley Coffey and Amanda Whitt.

Almost 300 Amelia High School students officially ended their high school careers at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1. The graduating class had 281 members, including salutatorian Claire Schweinhart and covaledictorians Christina Ahting and Erin Hancock. Members of the school’s choir and band also performed at the ceremony.

Amelia High School teacher Katrina Smith and guidance counselor Michelle Buten help students to their seats before the ceremony Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Rachael Wilson, Patrick Rothel and Sarah Back.

Amelia High School graduates Samantha Wolford, Alyssa Couch, Hailey Farmer and Amber Fischer at the Cintas Center before graduation Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Michelle Davis and Brianna Beasley at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

Amelia High School graduates Devin Igo, Leanne Lotz, Ashley West and Allison Mason.

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Amelia High School graduate Shannon Greger smiles up at his friends and family in the stands at the Cintas Center Wednesday, June 1.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 1 6

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, Forty-six 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. 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Creative Writing Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Inspire and offer suggestions. Ages 13 and up. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

FOOD & DRINK

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 cole slaw and French fries. Carryout available. $6 and up. Presented by Ladies Auxiliary Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6562. 575-2102. Milford. TGI Friday Night Grill-Outs, 6-11 p.m., American Legion Post 450, 450 Victor Stier Drive, Food, music and entertainment. Grilled burgers, brats, metts and hot dogs. Cash bar and split-the-pot. Benefits American Legion Post 450. Price varies. 831-9876; www.post450.com. Milford.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSEUMS

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, 326 Broadway St., Incentive-based summer reading program for children of all ages. Theme: One World, Many Stories. Win prizes by reading books and completing activities. 732-2736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Blue Chip Jazz Band, 6:30 p.m., Front Street Cafe, 120 Front St., 553-4800. New Richmond.

NATURE

Crafty Critters, 11 a.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Children 3-12 can make two different themed crafts. $1 per craft; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 4416 Fayard Drive, Bring gently worn spring/summer clothing that you or your child no longer can use, and look for sizes that can be used. 382-9194. Union Township. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 7

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Free. 474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

DRINK TASTINGS

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 5-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, 2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Road, Michela, singer/songwriter of blues folk and rock, 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, 906 Main St., Exhibit from 18901940 includes 30 purses made of shells, beads, lace, rhinestones, mesh and leather. Shoes include dainty lace boots to ornate evening slippers. Miscellaneous accessories include fans, compacts, gloves, hankies and scarves. Benefits Greater Milford Area Historical Society and Promont House. $5, $1 ages 12 and under. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.

NATURE

Family Nature at Night: Overnight, 7 p.m.midnight, Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Rowe Woods Meadow Shelter. Concludes June 18 at 9 a.m. Bring tent and dinner and sleep under the stars and cook over an open fire. Night hike, craft, campfire and more. Ages 6 and up. Family friendly. $25, $20 members; $15, $10 members for children. Registration required. 831-1711; bit.ly/lNL4Id. Union Township.

RECREATION

Friday Night Racing, 7 p.m., Moler Raceway Park, 2059 Harker Waits Road, Quarter-mile dirt oval racing. Mount Orab Ford Night. Sunoco American Late Model Series. Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Chevettes and Street Stocks. Gates open 4:30 p.m. $13, $5 ages 7-15, free ages 6 and under. 937444-6215; www.molerracewaypark.com. Williamsburg.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, Noon-7 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Bikes in Bloom, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., City of Milford, 831-4192; www.gmeac.org. Milford.

DRINK TASTINGS

Summer Wine Sampling and Entertainment Series, 2-9 p.m., Harmony Hill Vineyards and Estate Winery, New Life Event: The Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County and the ministries of Friendship Lutheran Church present a great Saturday filled with games, Zumba, food and live music. Donations accepted. 50 cents per sample. 734-3548; www.hhwines.com. Bethel.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

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MUSEUMS

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford. Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, 1-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, View weapons, ordnance, soldiers’ personal effects, historic photos, period documents, maps, money, medals, books, newspapers, flags and more from attics, closets and private collections. Exhibit continues through Aug. 7. Free. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Union Township Summer Concerts, 8 p.m., Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road, Amphitheater behind center. Music by Leroy Ellington and the E-Funk Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Clermont Chamber of Commerce. 752-1741. Union Township.

NATURE

Fossil Identification: Introduction to Cincinnati, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Auditorium. Presentation include geology, fossil types, collecting methods and cleaning. With George Grossenbaugh, Dry Dredgers member. Included with admission: $8; $6 active military and ages 65 and up, $3 ages 4-12; free for members. 831-1711; bit.ly/jX1q8M. Union Township. RAPTOR Incorporated Presentation, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wild About Birds, 1133 Main St., Live bird education program by volunteer organization whose goal it is to rescue and rehabilitate injured or orphaned birds of prey. Free. 248-2044; www.raptorinc.org. Milford. Peek in the Pond, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Leatherleaf Shelter. Take a closer look at the critters who make their homes in the park’s ponds. Free, vehicle permit required.521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

RECREATION

All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

SHOPPING

Spring and Summer Clothing Exchange, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Free. 382-9194. Union Township.

SPORTS

Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Grand Sands Volleyball, 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Men’s and Women’s Open. Spectators welcome. $60 per team.533-0831; www.goovt.com. Symmes Township.

JEANNE HOUCK/STAFF

The Loveland Farmers’ Market is 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Loveland Station, West Loveland Avenue and East Broadway and Second streets parking lot. It offers socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Visit www.lovelandfm.com. Pictured is Kay Bolin of Loveland (left) looking over some bakery wares at the Loveland Farmers’ Market. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9

HOLIDAY - FATHER’S DAY

Rolling with Dad, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Roll over logs and rocks to see what can be found. Look at which animals have a dad that makes a good role model. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

LECTURES

Morgan’s Raid, 2-4 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Lester Horwitz, author of “The Longest Raid of the Civil War,” provides presentation on Morgan’s Raid of July 1863. Author also signs copies of book. In conjunction with Sesquicentennial of the Civil War exhibit. Free. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

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DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., 20 Brix, 101 Main St., Treasure Hunter Wine with label owner Hunter Vogel. $50. Paired with food. Reservations required. 831-2749; e-mail Clay@20brix.com; www.20brix.com. Milford.

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LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - CABARET

Matt Snow, 6-9:30 p.m., By Golly’s, 714 Lila Ave., Performing Frank Sinatra tunes. Family friendly. 248-4444. Milford.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township. Plant Boxing Event, 7-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Garden game in which five competitors are given a mystery plant and have 30 minutes to create a container masterpiece. Free. Reservations required. 683-1581; www.lovelandgreenhouse.com. Symmes Township.

Vintage Purses and Ladies’ Accessories Exhibit, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Promont House Museum, $5, $1 ages 12 and under. 2480324; www.milfordhistory.net. Milford.

Crochet Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St., Learn simple stitches each week. Participants need size H or larger crochet hook. Ages 13 and up. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 724-1070. Williamsburg.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

HOME & GARDEN

MUSEUMS

LITERARY - CRAFTS

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LITERARY - LIBRARIES NATURE

Summer Solstice Drumming Circle, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road, Meadow Shelter. Celebration of longest day of year with drumming and dancing. Bring instrument. Family friendly. $10, $5 children, free under age 2. 831-1711. Union Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Milford First United Methodist Church, 541 Main St., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Milford.

Summer Reading, 9 a.m., Clermont County Public Library Administration, Free. 7322736; www.clermontlibrary.org. Batavia.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 8 p.m.-midnight, Rong Tan’s Bistro & Lounge, 606 Ohio Pike, 752-1907. Withamsville.

RECREATION

Bingo at St. Veronica, 5 p.m., St. Veronica Parish, 4473 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road, Parish Center. Birthday specials, raffle, Lucky Loser, giveaways and door prizes. Food and drink available. Ages 18 and up. $10, free ages 84 and up. 528-1622; www.stveronica.org. Mount Carmel.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Whistle Stop Clay Works Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., Macin’ Meals and Fantastic Function. Daily through June 24. Students receive both group and individual instruction at their own level. Instructors offer patient and personal guidance. Lunch allowed for 30 minutes. Each camp session is one week. Ages 8-13. $295, $275 before May 1. Registration required. 683-2529; www.whistlestopclayworks.com. Loveland. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Thomas More School, 788 Ohio Pike, Daily through June 24. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending on location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; www.laffalotcamps.com. Withamsville.

SUMMER CAMP NATURE

PATRICK REDDY/STAFF

The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured is Joe Johnson, of the Strasse Haus, frying goetta for Goetta Chedda and goetta burritos at last year’s Goettafest.

Nature’s Edge Challenge Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Daily through June 24. Combination of Survivor, Amazing Race and Survivorman. Campers take part in personal and noncompetitive team challenges in lesser-known portions of Long Branch’s woodlands. Ages 8-14. $305, $235 members. Registration required. 831-1711; www.cincynature.org/cincynaturecamp.html. Goshen Township.

THANKS TO AIMEE SPOSITO MARTINI

The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit www.cincinnatiopera.org.


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Community Journal

June 15, 2011

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Ten characteristics of a good father everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories. They even keep aging dads

RSVP now for Fashion With Passion In a few weeks, our lifelong learning centers are hosting a unique event Fashion With Passion. It’s a special fashion show with a twist. It’s the second year for this event. Last year’s event was sold out and a huge success. This one is even better. It will be held in the grand ballroom of the beautiful Norlyn Manor in Batavia. It’s an elegant setting for an elegant event. Guests enter through the marble tiled foyer with its stunning spiral staircase. In the ballroom, tables are set with elaborate centerpieces and the chairs are covered with black fabric and tied with ivory bows. The chef has a special menu planned, including a luscious chocolate mousse served in a champagne glass. Stacy Woolley, violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, will play during lunch, adding to the exceptional elegance of the setting. Each year we choose to spotlight a community organization to inform guests about special organizations that meet special

needs. This year we are spotlighting the Conductive Learning Center. It’s a s p e c i a l for Linda school children and Eppler infants with Community c e r e b r a l spina Press palsy, bifida, stroke Guest and other Columnist motor challenges. Conductive education is a multidisciplinary approach to education, training and development for these special children. Conductive education helps these students build their cognitive skills and use alternate strategies to learn. Attendees are invited to support the school by bringing any of the following items: Toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, hand soap, dishwashing detergent, disinfectant spray or sanitizing wipes on the day of the show. Fashions are modeled by seniors from our Lifelong Learning Centers, many of whom have a special needs child in their family. Clothing

is provided by the Snooty Fox and the owner, Donna Spiegel, will emcee. She has a special place in heart for the Conductive Learning Center because she has a grandchild who attends. There is a raffle for elaborate gift baskets, floral arrangements and other items. Plus, every guest receives a lovely gift. Fashion with Passion is

from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. Doors open at 11 a.m. VIP cost (center members) is $15, and other guests are $25. To make a reservation, call 947-7333 by July 7. Remember, last year was sold out, so call soon. Linda Eppler is director of communications and lifelong learning at Clermont Senior Services.

young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, work-time, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitive-type men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as firm.

Good fathers can take responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world made sense.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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eled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.” A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude says, “Spirituality is an important part of everyone’s life.” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does not mean being able to do

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1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accom-

plished in age-appropriate ways without crushing developing egos. 3. Spend Father Lou quality Guntzelman one-on-one To Perspectives time. choose to spend time with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affording opportunity for all kinds of conversation and interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They must be the path being trav-

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A D V E R T I S E M E N T

“ This new valve can save lives

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Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

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Community Journal

Life

June 15, 2011

Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary circuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of Cooking) and Shirley Corriher (Cook Wise, Bake Wise). I first heard of Maggie through Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her “Green Apron” ad there. For years, Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting services. As a registered dietitian

for interesting and timely tips.

(she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrit i o n ) , Rita M a g g i e ’s Heikenfeld passion is Rita’s kitchen h e l p i n g folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page www.greenapron.com

Maggie Green’s flat iron steak with brown sugar rub

“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,” Maggie told me. Makes eight servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top” of the roast.

This top blade steak (or flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a triangular-shaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak. This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak. One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of

the rub over the top of the steak and rub all over the surface of the meat. Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for five minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about five more minutes for medium-rare, six more minutes for medium and eight more minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⁄2 cups shredded cheddar

8 strips bacon, fried and crumbled 4 green onions, sliced (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serves eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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pus. The Spelling Bee is designed to raise community awareness of adult literacy needs in Clermont and Brown counties, where about one out of five adults cannot read. The bee is a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the adult reading programs of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties.

The money raised will provide free assessments, training tutors and matching tutors with students who need help with reading and writing skills to help them achieve their goals. Teams are needed for this event to continue the efforts of helping the Literacy Council. The cost of a team is $300. Make checks payable to

the Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties, and mail to attention: Literacy Spelling Bee 2011, 756 Old Ohio 74, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245. Businesses may donate gifts or gift certificates for the silent auction and door prizes. For more information, contact: Susan Vilardo at 943-3741 or Jimmi McIntosh at 735-8300.

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Golf tourney helps Senior Services nor as of July 1 for the Lions Clubs of District 13. The club was honored to have John install the officers and he also enjoyed the good food the Lions Club ladies furnished. The picnic was held in the Burke Park Shelter house. It was built by the W.P.A. workers. That gives the shelter house some braggin’ rights. The Bethel Park Committee sure do a good job of keeping it in good condition. The fishing is good according to Mike at the Boar’s Head Bait shop in Afton. The crappie, bass,

catfish, stripers and the fish we like - the bluegills - are all biting good. The average size this year in the crappie tournaments is between 9 and 10 inches. The last crappie tournament, the winning weight was 5 pounds, with six crappie. The bass tournament was 15 pounds with six bass. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God bless all. More later. George Rooks is a retired park ranger. Rooks served for 28 years with the last five as manager of East Fork State Park.

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Saint Mary Church,Bethel

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA)

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

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CLOUGH PIKE BAPTIST CHURCH 1025 CLOUGH PIKE

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

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Lake Chloe Pay Lake Two Person

Fathers Day Tourney $100 per hour based on 25 teams •Live bait to go •Fully stocked bait house

8a-5p Sunday, June 19th

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Saint Peter Church

1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd New Richmond, Ohio 45157 Phone 553-3267 Rev. Michael Leshney, Pastor

Saturday Mass - 5:00 PM Sunday Masses – 8:30 & 11:00 www.stpeternewrichmond.org

6088 Branch Hill-Guinea Pike Ken Slaughter, Pastor

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

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

BAPTIST BATAVIA BAPTIST TEMPLE

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

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

Reaching the Heart of Clermont County

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

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

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

Amelia United Methodist Church

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

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

Northside Baptist Church 320 Brown St. Bethel, Ohio 45106 Pastor: Ben Hurst Ph: (513) 734-6040 Sunday School 10:00-10:45 Children’s Church Provided Worship 11:00 Wednesday Prayer Service 7PM Come grow with a church on a "mission"

GLEN ESTE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Worship Service

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

Nursery / Children’s Church during 10:45 Worship Service

513.753.6770

OWENSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.

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

CHURCH OF GOD GOSHEN CHURCH OF GOD

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

www.stthomasepiscopal.org

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

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

www.cloughchurch.org

THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Amelia-Olive Branch Road

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.

Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist 10:30am...Sunday School (Lil’ Samaritans)

732-1400

Sunday School 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30 am http://www.emmanuel-umc.com

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

EVANGELICAL FREE

6635 Loveland Miamiville Loveland, OH 45140 513-677-9866

5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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

Contemporary Service.......................9:00am Traditional Service.......................10:30am

Sunday Morning 10:00AM Contemporary Worship Practical Message Classes for Children & Teens Nursery Care Sunday 6:00PM Avalanche Youth Service Wednesday 7:00PM Bible Study (adults) / Avalanche Youth We have many other groups that meet on a regular basis 4050 Tollgate Rd, Williamsburg, OH 513-724-3341 www.cmcchurch.com Mark Otten, Pastor

Something for children at each service

Prayer and Fasting Wednesday at 6:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith

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513-732-2211

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

Trinity United Methodist “Encircling People with God’s Love”

513-831-0262 www.trinitymilford.org

513-735-2555

www.kingswayfellowship.com

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

Williamsburg United Methodist Church

Welcomes You

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

330 Gay Street, Williamsburg, OH 45176

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

www.williamsburgumc.com

Pastor: Rev. Duane A. Kemerley

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

PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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

Worship Service ...................... 10:00am Church School......................... 11:15am Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Av (off Oak St) Loveland OH www.LPCUSA.org • LPCUSA@fuse.net

NAZARENE

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.faithchurch.net

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

683-2525

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Nursery Available 5767 Pleasant Hill Rd (next to Milford Jr. High)

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

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

UNITED METHODIST

Traditional Worship.......8:15am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship..................9:30am Sunday School...............................9:30am

www.ameliaumc.org

Laurel United Methodist Church members ask the community to join them after services at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for a community cookout. The church is at 1888 Laurel-Lindale Road; 553-3043.

Monday through Saturday. Drayer Physical Therapy will provide physical therapy and rehabilitation at the new facility. V i s i t www.beaconortho.com for more information.

10:45 a.m.

A Blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with a relevant message for today!

Laurel United Methodist

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will open a new location at 463 Ohio Pike in Cherry Grove, adjacent to Beechmont Racquet and Fitness, in August. Beacon will be open

Classes for every age group

937 Old State Route 74 (Behind Meijer) 513-753-8223 www.gecc.net

EPISCOPAL

Beacon expands

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

Sunday School ~ 9:30 am

and to make a reservation.

BUSINESS NOTES

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CHURCH OF CHRIST

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

The Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford will host a Blessing of the Sick and Suffering Mass in memory of Fr. Jim Willig and the 10th anniversary of his death. Mass will be followed with a picnic. The mass will be Saturday, June 18, at the center, 5361 South Milford Road. Call the center at 2483500, ext. 10, for more information

Owensville United Methodist Church

You Are Invited!

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

Jesuit Spiritual Center

UNITED METHODIST

19 E. Main St., Amelia OH 45102 ‘To become and make disciples of Christ”

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE

LINDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

2022 EIGHT MILE ROAD 513-474-4950 • Tues. & Thurs. 10 - 6 Wed. & Fri. 10 - 7 • Sat. 10 - 5 • Closed Sun. & Mon.

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

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

752-3521

Nursery provided for all services

GOLD SELLING AT AN ALL TIME HIGH

Phone 734-4041

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www.cloughpike.com

3398 Ohio SR 125

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RELIGION

Phyllis is the vice president of the society and always had the solution to any probShe is a George lem. very loving Rooks person. L a s t Ole M o n d a y Fisherman evening the Bethel Lions Club held their annual picnic at the Burke Park. This was installation of the officers for the coming year. The guest for the evening was John Tolos. He is the elected district gover-

Services:

Contemporary: 5:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am Sundays Traditional: 10:30 am Sundays www.epiphanyumc.org

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Howdy folks, Last Thursday, Ruth Ann and I went to Stonelick Hills Golf Course for the Clermont Senior Services golf scramble. We watched the 17th hole to see whether anyone got a hole in one. No one did. This event is a way to help raise money for Meals on Wheels, home repairs and other services that Senior Services do. It is a wonderful service for folks so they can stay in their own home. I have been on the board of Senior Services for several years. The time spent in meetings and the travel time is so well spent. When my Mother was living in her home, she got the meals delivered to her each day and she sure enjoyed the meals and the folks that delivered them. The volunteers for the different services are so special and need to be thanked. The Ole Fisherman and wife say God Bless all of you and thanks. The Faith United Methodist Church in Batavia will have their free community meal Saturday, June 18. They call it the Kitchen of Faith. The serving time is from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. so stop and enjoy the food and fellowship. If you are having a bad day, after you attend this meal and the fellowship you will be so blessed. Folks, I wrote about the Faith Tabernacle Church for the kids. These folks feel they need to do something for the needy kids for Christmas. This is a special purpose. At Christmas a child should have a gift from a special group like these folks. So if you want to donate to this worthy cause the telephone number to call is 659-5801. This is Faith Tabernacles for the Kids Christmas ministry. They have a “Santa’s” wish list you can get, so you have different clothing sizes and other items. Last Saturday evening at the Monroe Grange Card Party at Nicholsville, I got as a winning gift a book written by George Burns. I have read some of it and if you ever watched George and Gracie Burns, it is wonderful. We attended a funeral last week for Vincent Leon Kellum at the Goshen Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home. This feller was sure loved by all. He and his wife were members of the Old Bethel M.E. Church Historical Society here at East Fork. They were always willing to help any way they could. The laugh and smiles of Vincent will be missed. His wife

Community Journal

June 15, 2011

PRESBYTERIAN

Bethel Nazarene Church Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Cynthia Church, Discipleship Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Congregational Care Pastor Rev. Kent Davenport, Youth Pastor SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages) Worship Service Children’s Worship. (1st-5th Grades) Discipleship Hour Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Bible Study/Prayer Group WEDNESDAY: ‘Bethel Chapel’ Prayer Service Youth Group - Grades 6-12

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

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

Rev. Kathleen B. Haines, Pastor Nursery care provided www.calvin-pc.org

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9:30am 10:30am

6:00pm

10:30am

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

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

WESLYAN MULBERRY WESLEYAN CHURCH

7:00pm 7:00pm

S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail: bethelnaz@fuse.net www.bethelnazarenechurch.org

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

9:30am Sunday School 10:30am Worship/Children’s Church Tuesday Adult Bible Study/Prayer Mtg 7:00pm Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7:00pm Friday Young Adult Mtg. 7:30pm “A friendly Church for the Whole Family”


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Community Journal

June 15, 2011

2011 Graduates

Glen Este High School graduates Miranda Little and Mariah Mathes.

Glen Este High School graduates Michael Bouley and Tre Blank at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduates Zach Mager, Shelby Lupert and Lakin Louiso.

Glen Este High School graduates listen to the National Anthem Friday, June 3.

Glen Este students become graduates

Glen Este High School graduates Kathryn Downey and Hannah Dixon at the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School students and their families packed the Cintas Center Friday, June 3, for the school’s annual commencement ceremony. The class of 2011 had one salutatorian, Nicholas Santiago, and Ritika Shah and Wynton Overcast were co-valedictorians. Members of the school’s band and choir also performed at the ceremony.

Glen Este High School graduates Lauren Reynolds, Hannah Ruehlman and Alyssa Ruhstaller at the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduate Kyle Berlier closes his eyes and sings along to the National Anthem during graduation Friday, June 3. Glen Este High School 2011 co-valedictorian Ritika Shah, 2011 salutatorian Nicholas Santiago and 2011 co-valedictorian Wynton Overcast.

Glen Este High School co-valedictorian Ritika Shah gets some help from classmate Wynton Overcast before the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduates Mac Losey, Adeed Choudhury and Paul Hudson at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

Glen Este High School graduate Courtney Spradlin waves to her family and friends in the stands at the Cintas Center Friday, June 3.

MARY DANNEMILLER/STAFF

Glen Este High School graduates listen intently as they are given instructions before the commencement ceremony Friday, June 3.


AMELIA

Theft

vehicle at 465 Steamboat Road, May 25. 2005 Hyundai taken; $10,000 at 1760 Culver Court No. 6, May 26. Entry made into vehicle at 3596 Par Fore Court, May 26. Reported at Kroger; $140 at Ohio Pike, May 25. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $39 at Ohio 125, May 25. 1991 Chevrolet taken; $1,500 at 338 St. Andrews, May 28. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $237 at Ohio 125, May 29.

Vandalism

House and car spray painted at 3821 Arbor Lane, May 30.

Arrests/citations

Zachary B. Marlow, 26, 10 Lori Lane, drug abuse, May 31.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Debris piled in front of doors at 9 Woodside Park, May 25.

Passing bad checks

Bad checks being passed at Classic Federal Credit Union at 39 Oak St., May 25. Wallet taken from purse in store room at 14 W. Main St., May 31. Vehicle damaged at 2203 W. Main St., May 25.

BATAVIA

Arrests/citations

Carita McDonald, 31, 160 E. Main St., domestic violence, May 23.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

At East Main Street, May 23.

NEW RICHMOND

Arrests/citations

Amanda K. Donell, 23, 205 Main St., trafficking in drugs, May 20. Shawn M. Ford, 31, 10684 Betty Rae Drive, warrant, May 26. Joseph T. Forsth, 20, 41 Front St., disorderly conduct, May 26. Samantha J. Thomas, 28, 5655 Beechtree, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, May 29. Randal J. Durbin, 19, 2074 Ohio 232, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, May 29.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Entry made into residence at 974 Old Ohio 52, May 21.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on property at 201 Washington St., May 26.

Disorder

At 318 Center St., May 28.

Disorderly conduct

Male acting in disorderly manner at 410 Front St., May 27.

Domestic violence

At Market Street, May 23. At Front Street, May 29.

Theft

Currency taken; $52 at 1020 Market St., May 20. Extension ladder taken; $350 at 506 Front St., May 23.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Daniel S. Tenhundfeld, 29, homeless, warrant, May 22. Timothy J. Boyd, 29, 22 Arbor Circle, drug instrument, May 23. Shawn Kindoll, 27, 600 University Lane No. 116, theft, May 24. Tara Beach, 26, Homeless, criminal damage, May 24. Shawn C. Kindoll, 27, 600 University Lane No. 116, theft, May 25. Tara Beach, 26, 1751 Ohio Pike No. 124, obstructing official business, May 25. April L. Scarff, 28, 15331 Maryan Ave., theft, May 25. James T. Ragland, 69, 556 Locust Corner, aggravated menacing, May 26. Juvenile, 15, warrant, May 30. Bruce E. Morrison, 48, 1412 Lyons Road, domestic violence, May 27. Cody V. Radford, 20, 4521 Eastwood, underage consumption, obstructing official business, May 28. Jacob Sharp, 19, 414 Kellogg Ave., warrant, May 26.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 558 Locust Corner, May 25.

Assault

Female was assaulted at 3381 Ohio 132, May 22. Male was assaulted at 3668 Lewis Road, May 27.

Burglary

Attempt made to enter residence at 3711 Franz Lane, May 26. Coins taken; $275 at 1043 Gaskins, May 31.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged and eggs thrown at 366 St. Andrews, May 21. Tires damaged on vehicle at 1381 Ohio 125, May 18. Door damaged at 1761 Culver Court, May 29.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit $50 passed at Walmart at Ohio 125, May 30.

Domestic violence

At Lyons Road, May 27.

Vandalism

UNION TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Edward J. Bilek, 62, 4971 Barnstable, disorderly conduct, May 24. Michael Byrd, 23, lka 3922 E. Gatewood, assault, May 26. Harold Anderson III, 32, 3981 Witham Lane, drug possession, paraphernalia, May 26. Heather D. Deem, 28, 4306 Franklin, drug paraphernalia, May 30. Valerie L. Kaylor-Allen, 26, 6740 Perinwood, drug abuse, May 28. Jamie L. Ward, 27, 5206 Appaloosa Circle, driving under influence, May 27. Bethany M. Mix, 20, 439 Yarrabee, drug paraphernalia, May 30. Paige E. Blust, 24, 3967 Piccadilly, warrant service, May 30. Rudy V. Richey, 31, 2448 Ferguson, drug abuse, paraphernalia, May 30. Wayne Moss III, 26, 4702 Beechwood, open container, May 29. Melanie New, no age given, 4702 Beechwood, open container, May 29. Barbara Hentz, 23, 4700 Beechwood, warrant service, May 29. Tamiah Arlington, 18, 3099 McHenry, robbery, May 28. Joesha Arlington, 21, 2505 Race St., robbery, May 28. Tessah E. Carter, 23, 1970 Honeysuckle, warrant service, May 31. Matthew L. Laselle, 29, 507 Old Ohio 74, criminal damage, May 30. Kyle R. Shaw, 20, 4262 McKeever, theft, May 25. Thomas A. Williams, 46, 1056 Linn St., theft, obstructing official business, drug possession, May 26. Harold Davis, 54, 2230 Keaten St., complicity to theft, obstructing official business, May 26. Juvenile, 17, criminal damage, May 26. Eric Payne, 39, 735 McCormick, warrant service, May 27. Jason K. Ashcraft, 31, 226 Poplar, theft, May 26. Sebastian Alshem, 23, driving under suspension, May 27. Kimberly Deane, 21, 4556 New Market, warrant service, May 28. Kendall L. Hollis, 24, 28 W. Hills, warrant service, May 28. Jennifer L. Cox, 29, Gauche Road, driving under suspension, May 23. Richard J. Springer, 31, 3974 Piccadilly, warrant service, May 26. Timothy Welch, 24, 7073 Old Ohio 68, driving under suspension, May 28. Timothy A. Hirschauer, 51, 3017 Orchard, theft, May 27. Hope Bowman, 26, 81 Massachusetts, drug abuse, drug instrument, drug overdose, May 27. Branden Stevens, no age given, 4704 Beechwood No. 101, domestic violence, May 28. Lavaar Mendenhall, 24, 6823 Betts Ave., driving under suspension, May 29. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, May 29. Juvenile, 16, drug abuse, May 30. Vincent M. Seward, 18, 4458 Kitty Lane, underage consumption, May 30. Joseph S. Heinrich, 56, 503 Odin Drive, open container, May 29. Matthew B. Heggood, 25, 4587 Summerside No. 2, domestic violence, May 29. Gina M. Martin, 34, 1557 Tremont, warrant service, May 30. David Angelo, 53, 4220 Roselawn, warrant service, May 29. Leslie W. Perry, 32, 225 Savannah Circle, passing bad checks, May 27. Regina L. Perry, 42, 225 Savannah Circle, passing bad checks, May 27. Wallace I. Dalton Sr., 43, 4259 Ferguson No. 1, domestic violence, May 29. Matthew M. See, 27, Lka 4835 County Road, criminal trespass, May 26. James H. Moore, 36, 4404 Eastwood, theft, May 27. Ellie M. Vittetoe, 19, driving under influence, May 31. Emily K. Burress, no age given, 1460 O’Bannonville, theft, disorderly conduct, May 29.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Female was assaulted at 4595 Buckskin Trail, May 27.

Drug instrument

Breaking and entering

Fraud

Criminal damage

Drug instrument found in vehicle at traffic stop at 845 Ohio 125, May 23. Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2620 W. Legendary, May 31.

Misuse of credit card

Female stated card used with no authorization at Ohio 62, May 25.

Theft

Merchandise taken from Kroger; $69 at Ohio Pike, May 24. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $242 at Ohio 125, May 24. Camera and medication taken from

Attempt made to enter Cricket Store at 787 Ohio Pike, May 31.

Writing on soft top of vehicle at Glen Este High School at Gleneste Withamsville Road, May 26. Vehicle spray painted at 4771 Klatte, May 27.

Drug overdose

Male found unresponsive (heroin overdose) at Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road, May 30.

Menacing

Female reported offense at area of Southridge at Montclair, May 25.

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JOURNAL

POLICE REPORTS Theft

Rent money taken; $270 at 4524 Weiner Lane, May 26. Currency, clothes, etc. taken; over $2,000 at 1085 Shayler No. 3, May 26. Gasoline not paid for at Thornton’s; $43 at Newberry Drive, May 26. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $6 at Eastgate Blvd., May 26. Camera taken; $400 at 3893 Bennett No. 6, May 26. Purse taken from Claire’s; $26 at Eastgate Blvd., May 31. I-Pod taken at 4298 Brisco, May 31. Medication taken at 680 Woodthrush, May 30. Wallet taken from room at Holiday Inn at Eastgate Blvd., May 29. Tools, etc. taken; $330 at 4010 Bach Buxton, May 29. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $45 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Merchandise taken from Walmart; over $120 at Eastgate Blvd., May 29. Counterfeit $20 passed at Walmart at Eastgate Blvd., May 28. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $12 at Ohio Pike, May 28. Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $711 at Eastgate Blvd., May 27. Merchandise taken from Walmart; $141 at Eastgate Blvd., May 27. Purse taken at VFW at Stoddard Lane, May 27. Two AC units taken at 979 Ohio Pike, May 27. Chain saw taken at 4656 Aston Drive, May 27. Pool furniture taken from Motel 6; $850 at Nine Mile Road, May 27. Laptop computer taken; $1,575 at 4502 Eva Lane, May 31. Currency taken from pool area of Motel 6; $950 at Nine Mile Road, May 30.

Violation of protection order

Female reported offense at 450 Odin Drive, June 1.

WILLIAMSBURG

Arrests/citations

Terry J. Lyle, 50, 14578 Todds Run New Harmony Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, resisting arrest, May 31. Jason C. Stewart, 37, 427 Gay St., driving under influence, June 1.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damage

Windshield broken at 256 Walnut St., May 29.

Disorderly conduct while intoxicated

Male arrested at Medary’s Store at 268 W. Main St., May 31.

Theft

Wallet taken from vehicle at 905 Southwynd Trail, May 29. Wallet, etc. taken from vehicle at 4180 Ohio 133, May 31.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests/citations

Bobby E. Turner, 28, 2755 Ohio 132 No. 98, New Richmond, drug paraphernalia at 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 2. Ryan Emil Petrey, 23, 3170 Cedarstone Lane, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Feb. 28. Brendon Aj Kirker, 22, 140 Rich St., No. 5, Bethel, burglary at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, March 14. Zachary David Stiers, 19, 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, burglary trespass in occupied structure, separately secured structure, or separately occupied portion of an occupied structure when another person is present, with purpose to commit any criminal offense at 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. Christopher S. Bernard, 21, 40 Lucy Run Road No. 9, Amelia, vandalism at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. James Michael Lasley, 20, 3418 Ohio 132, Amelia, breaking and entering at 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. Juvenile, 14, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Frederick A. McClanahan, 24, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville Road, New Richmond, criminal trespass restricted area, possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Nancy E. McClanahan, 44, 2365 Laurel Nicholsville, New Richmond, criminal trespass - restricted area at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 25. Lisa J. Verdin, 38, 2330 Harvey Road, New Richmond, conspiracy - plan w/ others at 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 1. Jason Christopher Pulliam, 21, 345 Spring Street, Batavia, drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs marijuana at 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. Juvenile, 16, aggravated menacing, New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor,

New Richmond, May 31. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, New Richmond, May 31. Antoine Beighle, 19, 23 Lori Lane, Amelia, felonious assault - victim seriously harmed, kidnapping at 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. Arnold J. Fields, 41, 6617 Main Street, Cincinnati, telecommunications harassment at 4308 Batavia Meadows Drive, Batavia, May 31. Adam Haney, 28, 20 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, domestic violence at 14 Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 1. Ryan L. Evans, 22, 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, obstructing official business at 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, June 2. Johnny Ray Napier, 42, 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, failure to comply with order or signal of P.O. at 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, June 2. Juvenile, 17, criminal damaging/endangering, Amelia, June 4. Anna Pollard, 23, 70 Mark Drive, West Union, possessing drug abuse instruments at Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4. Shanda D. Kirschner, 22, 134 Augustus Drive, West Union, possessing drug abuse instruments at Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4. Kurtis G. Calvert, 27, 636 Easter Road, Bethel, theft at 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. Juvenile, 15, offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor, Batavia, June 5.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Amelia, June 4.

Criminal mischief

At 12 Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 4.

Criminal trespass

At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26. At 2814 Campbell Lane, Bethel, May 1. At 2929 Macedonia Road, Bethel, May 30. At 3460 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 30.

Domestic violence

At Montgomery Way, Amelia, June 1. At Wilshire Circle, Batavia, June 5.

Drug paraphernalia

At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, Aug. 25.

Failure to comply with order or signal of P.O.

At 3266 Yelton Lane, Amelia, June 2.

Failure to confine a canine

At 56 Sierra Court, Batavia, June 2.

Felonious assault - victim seriously harmed

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31.

Gross sexual imposition

At Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, June 2.

Kidnapping

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. At 3700 Block Ohio 133, Williamsburg, June 4.

Menacing

At 2191 Ohio Pike Lot 5, Amelia, June 3. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, June 3. At 420 N. East St., Bethel, May 30.

Obstructing official business

At 4225 Wigeon Place, Batavia, June 2.

Offenses involving underage persons - underage consume beer intoxicating liquor

At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At 3700 Charter Oak St., Amelia, June 5.

At 2458 Straight St., Batavia, June 5. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At dead end of Washington St., New Richmond, May 23.

At 2197 Harvey Road, New Richmond, June 1.

At 2199 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, June 2.

Arson

Assault - knowingly harm victim

At 1351 Clough Pike, Batavia, May 31. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 5.

Assault

At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 4. At 2780 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, June 3.

Breaking and entering

At 1081 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21. At 2320 Snyder Road, Batavia, June 1. At 5194 Benton Road, Batavia, May 30.

Burglary

At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 5. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 2061 Ohio Pike, Amelia, Jan. 5. At 210 8th St., Batavia, June 4. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 4. At 4099 Afton Elklick Road, Batavia, May 31. At 4215 Muscovy Lane, Batavia, June 4.

Criminal damaging/endangering

At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. At 2519 Ohio 222, New Richmond, May 31. At Estate and Amelia Olive Branch,

Passing bad checks

Possessing criminal tools

At 1958 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 21.

Possessing drug abuse instruments

At Ohio 32/Bauer Road, Batavia, June 4.

Possession of drugs

At 1260 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 30. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 26.

Rape

At dead end of Washington St., New Richmond, May 23.

Theft

At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, June 4. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, June 1. At 2535 U.S. 50, Batavia, June 4. At 2680 Ohio 222, Bethel, June 5. At 2746 at 2750 Goodwin Schoolhouse Pt. Isabel, Bethel, June 2. At 2884 Ohio 232, Bethel, June 2. At 2894 Mount Pisgah Road, New Richmond, June 1. At 2984 Sugartree Road, Bethel, June 1. At 40 Donna Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 858 Felicity Cedron Road, Felicity,

June 2. At 1007 Hilltop Lane, Felicity, June 5. At 1081 U.S. 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 110 Vine Street, Felicity, June 2. At 19 Mac Arthur Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 3. At 2191 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 31. At 225 Mulberry St., Felicity, May 31. At 2590 Airport Road, Bethel, June 2. At 2632 Airport Road, Bethel, June 1. At 265 Mulberry St., Felicity, June 3. At 2755 Ohio 132, New Richmond, May 31. At 2814 Campbell Lane, Bethel, May 1. At 2954 Fair Oak Road, Amelia, June 2. At 30 Pine Bridge Drive, Amelia, June 1. At 3140 South Bantam Road, Bethel, May 30. At 3262 Ohio 756, Felicity, May 31. At 3318 Sandy Lane, Goshen, June 2. At 367 Felicity Cedron Rural, Felicity, May 31. At 392 Ohio 133, Felicity, June 1. At 4291 Armstrong Blvd., Batavia, June 2. At 5049 Ohio 132, Batavia, June 4. At 591 Ohio 222, Felicity, May 31. At 6321 Ohio 727, Goshen, June 2. At 844 Wright St., Apt. 2, Newtonsville, May 24. At Smyrna Road, Felicity, June 4. At South Heartwood Drive, Amelia, May 31.

Theft

At 2916 Lindale Mount Holly Road, Amelia, May 28. At 304 3rd St., Moscow, May 26. At 314 Brown St., Bethel, May 27. At 4207 Christopher Court, Batavia, May 24. At 700 University Lane, Batavia, May 26. At 1081 U.S. Route 52, New Richmond, May 30. At 1230 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 26. At 1319 Libby Lane, New Richmond, May 25. At 1740 Ohio 133, Bethel, May 18. At 1788 Ohio Pike, Amelia, May 28. At 1788 Ohio 125, Amelia, May 25. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, May 23. At 2200 Winemiller Lane, Batavia, May 25. At 2202 Stonelick Woods Court, Batavia, May 25. At 2663 Chestnut Lane, New Richmond, May 26. At 2730 Ohio 222, Bethel, May 23. At 2900 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 23. At 2920 Deer Haven Road, Felicity, May 29. At 30 Pinebridge Drive, Amelia, May 23. At 3027 Ohio 132, Amelia, May 28. At 3155 Mount Olive Point Isabel Road, Bethel, May 28. At 3193 Ohio 131, Goshen, May 27. At 3212 Ohio 756, Felicity, March 30. At 3229 Hoover Road, Bethel, May 24.

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The following cases have been filed with Clermont County clerk of courts.

Filings

Sylvia Siekbert, et al. vs. Time Warner Cable LLC, et al., other tort. Shawn Lee, et al. vs. Perry T. Graybill, other tort. Angela Marion, et al. vs. Family Dollar Inc., other tort. Kimberly A. Ball vs. Steven Buehrer Administrator, Eastgate Health Care Center Inc., worker’s compensation. Clinton Perry vs. Odom Industries Inc., Stephen Buehrer Administrator, worker’s compensation. Jane M. Simpson vs. Milford Christian Kiddie College, worker’s compensation. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Kimberly K. Aritonovich, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc., et al. vs. Thomas J. Richardson, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Angella M. Mues, et al., foreclosure. Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Dennis M. Foultz, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melanie Evans, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chasa Bank NA vs. Unknown administrator, executor Selma L Spaulding, et al., foreclosure. Fifth Third Mortgage Co. vs. Kelly A. Powers, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Jane Doe name unknown spouse of Cecil R. Hardin, et al., foreclosure. U.S. Bank NA vs. Joseph F. Bryant, et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank NA vs. Stephen T. Dalby, et al., foreclosure. Park National Bank vs. Samuel A. Parenti, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Melissa Martin, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Daniel L. Sams, et al., foreclosure. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP vs. Ronald J. Shelander, et al., foreclosure. LPP Mortgage Ltd. vs. Jerry E. Kraus, et al., foreclosure.

Bayview Loan Servicing LLC vs. Roslyn J. Kocsis Seal, et al., foreclosure. Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Christopher B. Brumback, et al., foreclosure. Citimortgage Inc. Successor by Merger vs. Jeremy L. McAninch, et al., foreclosure. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. vs. Scott Walton, et al., foreclosure. M and T Bank vs. Richard L. Nichols, et al., foreclosure. Freedom Home Mortgage Corp. vs. Franklin D. Braun Jr., et al., foreclosure. JPMorgan Chase Bank vs. Brian C. Smith, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Roland V. Neth, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Ian T. McDonald, et al., foreclosure. CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Stanley Hartman, et al., foreclosure. PennyMac Mortgage Investment vs. Denise M. France, et al., foreclosure. SSC Eastgate Square Center LLC vs. Michelle Q. Dang, et al., other civil. City of Milford vs. Jeffrey W. Lanier, other civil. Dorothy Jones, et al. vs. Meijer Group Inc., et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Denise A. Hendrickson, other civil. Shelly Waugh, et al. vs. Jeffrey A. Smith Law Group, et al., other civil. FIA Card Services NA vs. Richard C. Meadows, other civil.

Divorce

Lisa Hillard vs. Christopher Hillard Stephanie A. Sheehy vs. Devin J. Sheehy Anna V. Ocampo Torres vs. Regan C. Aniciete Ashley C. Price vs. Christopher S. Price Teri A. Slick vs. Edward J. Slick

Dissolution

Kimberly A. Frysinger vs. David R. Frysinger Rex M. Griffith II vs. Brandee N. Griffith Sarah Adkins vs. Andrew Adkins

Thomas J. Schramm vs. Tina M. Schramm Christopher L. Hawkins vs. Peggy S. Hawkins Elizabeth A. Baldridge vs. Christopher A. Baldridge Jeffery Sprague vs. Stephanie Sprague

Indictments

The following people have been indicted by the Clermont County grand jury to the Court of Common Pleas. This means members of the grand jury decided enough evidence has been collected to warrant filing charges. Wendell R. Collett, 56, 2880 Bolender Road, Felicity, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Antoine Q. Beighle, 19, 23 Lori Lane No. 11, Amelia, felonious assault, kidnapping, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. Ronnie Lee Powers, 49, 1560 Bethel New Richmond Road, New Richmond, domestic violence, felonious assault, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. James Michael Burchett, 50, 360 Amelia Olive Branch Road, Amelia, passing bad checks, Union Township Police. Scott A. Siebert, 43, 2715 Alex Court, Hebron, theft, tampering with records, Union Township Police. Jeremy Nicholas Hollweck, 24, 5728 E. Day Circle, Milford, theft, Union Township Police. Mark Allen Hayslip, 28, 1167 McKinley Court, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. Joesha L. Arrington, 21, 2508 Rack Court, Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. Tamiah L. Arrington, 18, 3099 McHenry Ave. No. 8 Cincinnati, robbery, Union Township Police. John Raymond Magevney, 21, 503 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug abuse instruments, Union Township Police. Brian Wayne Anderson, 31, 2780 Lin-

dale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Amelia, possession of heroin, Union Township Police. Zachary Daniel Fagin, 20, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly Road No. 74, Loveland, burglary, Goshen Police. Gary Lee Hargis, 18, 10753 Freyberger Road, Goshen, burglary, Goshen Police. Verna G. Sparks, 37, 590 Wood St., Batavia, trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Goshen Police. Charles Bundy, 47, 70 Glendale Milford Road, Loveland, aggravated possession of drugs, Miami Township Police. Gary Lee Gillette, 43, unknown address, burglary, jail. Donald Fisher, 68, 7015 Edenton Pleasant Plain, Pleasant Plain, worker’s compensation fraud, deception to obtain a dangerous drug, Bureau of Worker’s Compensation. Bret Joseph Bellamy, 30, 4672 Northridge Drive, Batavia, burglary, theft, Union Township Police. Tracy Brian Kuhlman, 33, 9489 Reading Road, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, criminal damaging, theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Eric Nicholas Bestfelt, 26, 2320 Ohio 232, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Luke Hugh Daly, 29, 2370 Ohio 222, New Richmond, grand theft, breaking and entering, Union Township Police. Rita Ervin, 45, 4563 Summerside, Apt. 1, Cincinnati, theft, Union Township Police. Dominic D.W. Bell, 24, 2552 Harrison Ave., Apt. 1, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. James Edward Marion Swigert, 52, 2115 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. Randall Keith Hutchins Jr., 24, 2051 Oakbrook, Milford, aggravated robbery, Union Township Police. Deborah Ann Smith, 49, 8 Mont-

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

AMELIA VILLAGE

5 Osprey Court, Deanna Horstman to Aimee Bundy & Steven Pell, 0.2400 acre, $125,000. 14 Glenpark Court, Michael and Kerry Cardina to Autumn Marie Simmes, 0.2250 acre, $132,500.

BATAVIA TOWNSHIP

4035 Blue Ridge Road, Kevin & Susan Ollier to Gregory Huffman, 5.0100 acre, $52,000. 3851 Golden Meadow Court, NVR Inc. to Heidi & Charles Moreno, 0.2330 acre, $248,500. 1336 Kingfisher Court, Gregory & Cynthia Brown to David & Noelle Houben, $191,042. 2534 Pochard Drive, Aurora Loan Services LLC to Brian & Samantha Bolender, 0.2450 acre, $134,000. 2260 Snyder Road, Joe Hudson to William Gabriel, 1.0000 acre, $57,500. 4573 Vista Meadows Drive, NVR Inc. to Travis & Jennifer Justice, 0.2320 acre, $149,565. 1215 Churchill Court, Maple Street Homes LLC to Candice Petrotte, 0.2238 acre, $194,900. 1590 Creekside Road, Kimberly and Daniel Horgan Jr. to Brandon Bock and Katie Brooks, 0.5780 acre, $158,000. 4215 Curliss Lane, Park National Bank of Southwest Ohio to Redleg Bear Realty LLC, 2.4930 acre, $225,000. 1454 Gumbert Drive, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Jessica Swarts, 0.2360 acre, $94,750. 2218 Siesta Drive, U.S. Bank NA, as trustee to Timothy and Donna Hendershot, 0.2320 acre, $112,400. 1341 Sprucewood Court, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to James and Jamie Haas, $129,900. 1310 Twin Spires Drive No. 102, Cassandra Rosenburgh to Jessica Obermeyer, $83,000. 1440 Woodlan Court, NVR Inc. to Gregory and Christina Pottebaum, 0.5289 acre, $302,240.

BATAVIA VILLAGE

277 Forest Ave., Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Sara Coyne, 0.3178 acre, $45,501.

MONROE TOWNSHIP

2295 Hillcrest Drive, Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Clermont Wesleyan Holiness Church, 2.1900 acre, $18,199. 2141 Ohio 125, New Richmond Bancorporation to Mount Holly Christian Chapel Inc., 26.7950 acre, $550,000.

NEW RICHMOND VILLAGE

Lot 191 Riverpines RV Resort, Timothy & Kimberly Rack to Betty Malott & Richard Grant, 0.1290 acre, $10,000. 601 Columbia Street, Voneita Fay Graybill, et al. to Federal Home Loan Corp., 0.3880 acre, $26,667. 215 George St., Joseph & Gwendlyn Gilpin to N.P. Dodge Jr., trustee, 0.1680 acre, $110,000. 215 George St., N.P. Dodge Jr., trustee to Michael & Mary Pulskamp, 0.1680 acre, $102,500. Unit No. 135 Riverpines RV Resort, Joseph & Michelle Kovach to Carol & Ronald Louallen Sr., 0.0580 acre, $5,000. U.S. Route 52, Doris and Robert Lewis Jr. to Richard and Maria Dillinger, 0.0620 acre, $10,500.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP

3393 Cherry Lane, Deborah Knight to Shannon Meadors, $100,000. 537 Davis Road No. 11, Lisa Senters to Cynthia Bowling, $42,000. 3572 Parfore Court, Ronald & Brenda Flick to Michael Grant, 0.6630 acre, $139,000. 3815 Arbor Lane, Jeremy and Stephanie Landrum to Bryan Smith, $283,000. 3453 Mackenzie Crossing, Daniel and Shannon App to Christopher and Kathryn Rahrig, 0.2760 acre, $269,500. 1371 Young Road, Stuart and Gina Fries to Michael and Jennifer Sharp, $50,000.

UNION TOWNSHIP

686 Bobolink Court, Michael Cann to James & Brandy Hughes, 0.2300 acre, $150,000. 4598 Creekwood Court, Hilton Capital Group LLC to RBS Hebron Investments LLC, 0.2900 acre, $69,000. 4070 Independence Drive No. 3K, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Miles & Kathleen Plymesser, $32,235. 997 Joyce Drive, Matthew Sauls to Michael Borgemenke, $114,900. 524 Lang Road, David & Tammy Rains to Travis & Angela Crum, 1.6670 acre, $332,000. 5008 Mallet Hill Drive, Timothy & Debra Turton to Jonathan & Therese Bell, $265,300. 1223 Old Ohio 74, Barbara Wiedenbein to Louiso Properties LLC, 4.9100 acre, $125,000. 4191 South Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC to April Fischbach, 0.1510 acre, $186,460. 1149 Sparrowwood Blvd., Terry Taylor to Joo Chul & Kanyoung Kim, 0.2420 acre, $172,000. 4391 Aicholtz, Clermont County CIC Inc. to KAO Ivy Pointe-Two LLC, 5.0000 acre, $424,717.20. 834 Bennett Lane, John Warf to Danielle Moore, 0.2990 acre, $68,000. 563 Berry Court, Brett Diemler, et al. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., $46,666.67. 4679 Blue Jacket Lane, Estate of

gomery Way, Apt. 10, Amelia, theft, Union Township Police. Megan N. Warren, 23, 4551 Wood Glen Circle, Batavia, theft, Union Township Police. John Raymond Magevney Jr., 21, 503 Piccadilly Square, Apt. D, Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, forgery, misuse of credit card, identify theft, Pierce Township Police. Nicholas M. Cook, 25, 5852 Monassas Run, Milford, misuse of credit card, theft, Miami Township Police. Ryan Noel Werner, 21, 1164 Ronlee Drive, Milford, aggravated robbery, Miami Township Police. Daniel A. Young, 24, 312 Hartford Court, Maineville, tampering with evidence, Narcotics Unit. Zickrus A. Young, 22, 129 Hickory Lane, Batavia, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Robert David Howe, 34, 4281 LeBeau Drive, Cincinnati, cultivation of marijuana, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, conspiracy to commit illegal manufacture of drugs, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, Narcotics Unit. Timothy Allen Rose, 27, 4134 Glen Este-Withamsville Road, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Arica L. Eichelbrenner, 18, 450 Craig Road, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Dustin Balzhiser, 22, 474 Ohio 74, No. 412, Cincinnati, possession of drugs, Narcotics Unit. Shane A. Strasinger, 20, 3513 Ohio 125, Bethel, aggravated trafficking in heroin, possession of heroin, Narcotics Unit. Judy Swope, 46, 62 Still Meadow Drive, No. 101, Cincinnati, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Amanda L. Lilly, 34, 864 Hawthorne Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit. Perry J. Workman, 30, 864 Hawthorne Drive, Cincinnati, aggravated trafficking in drugs, Narcotics Unit.

DEATHS James Corcoran to Ronald & Billie Joan Woods, $95,000. 990 Burgess Court, Fund for Builders LP to Bromley LLC, 0.2190 acre, $240,000. 4183 Cannon Gate Drive, Anne Lehmeyer to Kelvin Link, 0.2310 acre, $145,000. 643 Carefree Drive, Jayme Decatur to James Osbourne, 0.0340 acre, $50,000. 4855 Forest Meadows Court, Michael & Jamie Vanover to Megan Wispe Stormer & Thomas Stormer, $240,000. 1269 Misty Lake Lane, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC to Scott & Ashley Hamberg, 0.2320 acre, $219,555. 446 Odin Drive, Household Realty Corp. to Michael Zavislak, $52,000. 651 Regent Road, Megan West to Samuel Chavez Cisneros, et al., 0.3400 acre, $118,000. 18 Tidewater Trace, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Stuart Mardis, $35,000. 3886 Vineyard Green Drive, Charlotte Aichholz to Michele & Ronald Pfeffer Jr., $151,900. 994 Vixen Drive, HSBC Bank USA NA as trustee to Old Mill Enterprises LLC, $96,200. 4138 Woodsly Drive, 27B, Joseph & Ana Gil to Prudential Relocation Inc., $165,000. 4138 Woodsly Drive, 27B, Prudential Relocation Inc. to James & Carol Haney, $165,000. 551 Aspen Glen Drive Unit 610, Amanda Sams to John Lykins, $70,000. 4613 Blackberry Lane, Kelly Morgan to Tanisha Jones, $118,400. 1233 Glen Haven Lane, Beth Gillenwater to Brian & Jessica Olson, $93,000. 4264 Jones Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Tom Hall, 0.9640 acre, $45,000. 1103 Kensington Lane, Mark & Karen Schmidtgesling to Chistopher Godsey, $52,500. 1179 Nature Run Road, RIG Holdings LLC to Burnet Capital LLC, 0.2300 acre, $51,000. 4382 Newberry Drive, Dale & Harriet Ravenscraft to Rupp Ramily Enterprises LLC, $400,000. 469-471 Old Ohio 74, Harriett Ravenscraft to Donald MacFarland, $137,500. 521 Oregano Drive, Charles Galleo & Janelle Butterbaugh, et al to Edward & Roxie Schuster, 1.4490 acre, $273,000. 751 Regent Road, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Nicholas & Sara Salsgiver, $134,900. 1121 Westchester Way, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Carlton Albrecht, 0.5160 acre, $277,566. 4105 Woodmont Drive, HSBC Bank USA NA as trustee to Nader David, 0.3140 acre, $124,000. 4058 Woodsly Drive, Dennis & Denise Sproul to Steven & Stephanie Smith, 0.4080 acre, $250,000. 4427 Brant Lane, Estate of Rachel Prall to Micah and Sarah Gilbert, $80,000.

James Gill

James A. Gill, 70, died June 2. Survived by wife Judee Gill; children Robi (Marcy), Michael (Gail) Gill, Melissa Neyer; grandchildren Corey, Katie Gill, Jessica, Makaila Olthaus. Arrangements by Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home.

W. Roger Gillem

W. Roger Gillem, 66, died June 7. He lived in Union Township. He is a veteran of the Coast Guard and served during the Vietnam War. He worked as an project manager/designer, electrical consultant. Survived by daughter Julie Gillem; mother Mildred M. Sever

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Gillem; sister Barbara (Dan) Bray; aunt Emily Voiles. Preceded in death by father William R. Gillem. Arrangements by T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home. Services were June 10.

MARRIAGE LICENSES John Young, 26, 3316 Vic Joy, Bethel, youth pastor, and Lisa Smith, 23, 3469 Clover Road, Bethel, teacher. Matthew Hale, 22, 1837 E. Concord, Amelia, student, and Erin Engel, 22, 13 Moore St., Williamsburg, student.

BUILDING PERMITS Residential

Thomas Laugle, Amelia, deck, 11 S. Ridge Drive, Amelia Village, $4,000. Thompson Heating Corp., Cincinnati, HVAC, 26 Sandpiper Court, Amelia Village; HVAC, 537 Aspen Glen, Union Township. David Crawford, Batavia, alter, 4228 Barton Drive, Batavia Township. Fischer Attached Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 13131 Autumnview, Batavia Township, $92,543. Ryan Homes, West Chester, new, 4584 Vista Meadows, Batavia Township, $91,000; new, 961 Shephard Woods, Union Township, $114,000. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 2874 Ohio 222, Monroe Township; HVAC, 1010 Grays Lane, Ohio Township; HVAC, 4318 Cider Mill, Union Township. Fischer Single Family Homes, Crestview Hills, Ky., new, 202 Regatta Drive, New Richmond Village, $69,740. Freedom Homes, Milford, new, 209 Compass Court, New Richmond Village, $73,350; new, 205 Compass Court, $78,345. Curry Electric, Cincinnati, alter, 1138 Orchard Lane, Pierce Township. CD Brandenburg & Sons Custom Homes, Cincinnati, new, 532 Locust Run, Pierce Township, $390,000. Kraft Construction Co. Inc., Cincin-

nati, addition, 877 Gorham, Union Township, $10,000. Top Notch Services, New Richmond, addition, 1320 Minx Drive, Union Township, $23,000. Thomas Decks, Cincinnati, deck, 1133 Westchester Way, Union Township, $6,000. Ronald Kramer, Amelia, chimney repair, 3865 Heritage Oak, Union Township, $3,500. Triple D Heat & Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 679 Whippoorwill, Union Township.

Commercial

David Schwarberg, Russellville, newbathroom at Eastbend Twin Drivein, 9897 Ohio 125, Byrd Township, $8,000. Evans Engineering, Cincinnati, newpole building, Old West Festival, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Sterling Township, $1,500. Auto Temp Inc., Batavia, alter, 880 Kent Road, Batavia Village. Kris Haney Legacy Roofing, Cincinnati, roof-Rong Tangs Bistro, 606 Ohio 125, Union Township, $26,000. Reztark Designs Studio, Cincinnati, alter-Lens Crafters, 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, $250,000. H & H Structural Contracting, Fairfield, sign, 4450 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township. H & H Contractors Inc., Felicity, alter, 4450 Eastgate, Union Township.


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