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War claims another hero By John Seney and Kellie Geist

Gregory J. Missman had served his country during a three-year stint in the Army in the 1990s. He left the service and returned to civilian life for 11 years. Last fall, the Pierce Township resident decided he wanted to get back in uniform again. He reenlisted Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Missman, 36, died June 8 of wounds sustained while fighting in Afghanistan. Missman’s father, Jim Missman of Pierce Township, said his son “was very proud of what he did” in re-enlisting. Missman becomes the first Clermont County serviceman to die in Afghanistan. Six others have died in Iraq. A Department of Defense news release said Spec. Missman died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire. He was assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Colo. Jim Missman and other family members traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., July 9 for the return of his son’s body to the United States. In addition to his father, Greg Missman is survived by his mother Donna Missman Turner, 4-yearold son Jack Missman, brother Michael Missman, step-sister Dawn Puccini, and ex-wife Brooke Missman. Missman said the Army conducted a very dignified ceremony for Greg’s arrival back on U.S. soil at Dover. He said the Army assigned three people to accompa-

Spec. Greg Missman ny the Missman family, and “they couldn’t have been nicer.” “It was just overwhelming,” Missman said of the ceremony at Dover. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia will handling arrangements when Greg’s body arrives back in the Cincinnati area this week. A visitation is planned for the Union Township Civic Center. Funeral services will be held at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church in Withamsville. However, plans have not been finalized. Information about funeral can be found as it develops on Jim said his son was a 1993 graduate of Amelia High School. During his first enlistment in the Army, he served two years in Korea.


The father said his son had worked as a systems analyst while out of the military. He said he was very good with computers. “I don’t know who I’m going to get to fix my computer,” the father said. Greg left for Afghanistan June 5. A recent photograph taken while Missman was home on leave shows him holding his gray cat, “Buddy.” Jim said Greg was very fond of the cat. Jim said the cat is living at his home. “The cat will be taken care of, as will my grandson,” Jim Missman said. Missman said both he and his son were members of American Legion Post 72 in Union Township. Norman Nedeau, a member of the post, said he mostly knew

Greg as Jim’s son. He said Jim is a long-time member of the post and past president. Nedeau said Jim Missman would come by the post almost every day. Occasionally he would come by with his son. He remembers Greg being very good with computers, even at a young age. “He was a pretty nice boy,” he said. Nedeau pointed out that Missman was the third member of the post to be killed in action in recent years. Members Matt Maupin and Mark Anthony “Tony” Wojciechowski were killed in Iraq. “We’ve been hit pretty hard out here,” he said. Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, who works to bring veterans into the commissioners meetings to recognize them for his service, said, “All of Clermont County’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family. As a county, we stand ready to support Greg’s family in any way they need. We will never allow his service and sacrifice to be forgotten.” Proud is founder of the Whole in My Heart support group for the families and friends of men and women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, “As president of the Amelia High School Alumni Association,” Proud said, “I want to express our deepest sympathy. We’re proud to have Greg as one of ours.” Volunteers of the Yellow Ribbon Support Center started hanging new yellow ribbons across Pierce and Union townships July 9, Proud said. Also, he is asking those with flags to fly them at half-staff in honor of Greg.

New playground a hit in Pierce Twp. By John Seney

Children in Pierce Township have something new this summer at the township park. The new playground was dedicated July 4 after the township’s Fourth of July Children’s Parade. It was an immediate hit with most of the kids who participated in the parade. “We’re thrilled,” said Township Trustee Bonnie Batchler. She the playground replaces a small playground at the park that was about 20 years old and in need of repair. The total cost of the new playground was about $81,000, but the township received grants and

donations that paid about $51,000 of the cost. Batchler said she and Township Service Director Daryl Berry looked at several playgrounds in the area before deciding on the design and equipment. She said the playground is not finished. The township has received an additional grant of $20,000 to add a tiny tot playground designed for children ages 1 to 4. The township also plans to add benches for parents to sit on while their kids play. “I love it. It’s great,” said Kelly Sininger of Pierce Township about the new playground as her 5year-old son Tyler climbed on the new equipment.

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County helps save on prescriptions By Kellie Geist


Fire crews at Union Township Fire Department’s Station 51 train Tuesday, July 7, to use the aerial truck. The aerial truck is being relocated to Station 51 to be more centrally located in the township and to be closer to the business and industrial areas, where the department is more likely to encounter a large structure fire, said Fire Chief Stan Deimling. From left: (on truck) are firefighter/paramedic Jason Rooms, (in front of truck) Lt. Matt Terrell, and firefighters/paramedics Jon Milligan and Travis Brown.

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Firefighters from Union Township’s Station 51 train Tuesday, July 7, to use the aerial truck. The department is relocating the aerial truck to Station 51 to be more centrally located in the township and to be closer to the heavy business and industrial areas where they are more likely to encounter a large structure fire, Fire Chief Stan Deimling said. From left: Lt. Matt Terrell and firefighter/paramedics Jon Milligan and Travis Brown.

Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg presents a certificate of appreciation to Spc. Shaun Thompson, of New Richmond. Thompson, who previously worked as a corrections officer for the county, was recognized for his service with the Army in Sadr City in Iraq.

Union Twp. approves plan for drive-thru The Union Township trustees approved Kevin Siler’s zoning application May 12 to put in a beverage drive-thru at the corner of Duncan Drive and Tealtown Road. The application was for a planned development district major amendment to use the property to build a drive-thru. In 2000, the property was included in a planned development district with a specific list of approved uses and a beverage drive-thru was not


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Clermont County residents, especially those without insurance, will be able to get their prescriptions a little cheaper. The Clermont County commissioners voted to join the National Association of Counties Managed Pharmacy Benefit Services Agreement, a program that provides care cards to residents for discounted prescriptions. Clermont County is already a member of NACo, so this program came at no additional cost to the county. With the program, residents will be able to get a 30-percent discount on generic prescriptions and a 14-percent discount on name brands, said Robert Sander, Clermont County human resources director. Although residents won’t be able to use the card and their insurance in most cases, Sander said people with insurance should still pick up a card in case they need a prescription not covered by their insurance plan. Sander said 90 percent of pharmacies are participating in the care card program, which is administered through CaremarkPCS Health. According to the National Association of Counties Web site, there are no age, health or income restrictions on who can use the cards and counties can use the cards for jail inmates. Caremark negotiates the discounts directly with participating pharmacies and neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program, the Web site said. While the program has been available since May 2005, Clermont County Commissioner Ed Humphrey said he and Commissioner Bob Proud saw this program at National Association of Counties conference in the spring. “We want to do whatever we can for our residents and this will help people, especially those without insurance, save on their health care,” Humphrey said. The care cards will be available in eight to 10 weeks and there will be enough for all residents. When they are delivered, the commissioners will announce locations around the county where residents can pick up a card. Sander said while this is for Clermont County residents only, no registration or proof of residency will be required to get a card. “In a time when people are watching their pennies, we believe this will provide some additional relief for our residents,” Sander said.

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Two adults and a juvenile have been charged in a series of break-ins and thefts at four churches in Monroe, Washington, and Ohio townships. Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said the thefts occurred at Calvary Baptist Church on Ohio 756, Spring Grove United Methodist Church on Bethel-New Richmond Road, Nicholsville Pentecostal Church on Ohio 222 and Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church on Ohio 132. “Reports began coming in on June 7, 2009, indicating forced entry into the buildings and removal of small amounts of cash and electronic equipment,” Rodenberg said in a press release. Also broken into was the Bachelier Ball Park Concession Stand on Lindale-Mt. Holly Road. The total value of the stolen items combined with the cost to repair damage to the buildings was about $2,500. Chief Deputy Rick W. Combs said, “Investigators began to identify a pattern and similarities in the crimes and compiled facts from each crime. Information then surfaced from a

corrections officer working for the Clermont County Jail which tied the suspects to the Bailey crimes. This information was a substantial lead in the case and provided investigators the additional facts needed to place criminal charges against two adults and a juvenile, and the recovery of most of the property.” The juvenile involved was charged with five counts of breaking and entering and five counts of theft, felonies of the fifth degree with charges being filed in Clermont County Juvenile Court. Dustin Bailey, 22, 1273 Twelve Mile Road, was charged with five counts of breaking and entering and five counts of theft, felonies of the fifth degree. Bailey is being held in the Clermont County Jail. London Shauck, 18, 3212 Ohio 756, was charged with five counts of complicity to breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. A warrants was issued for his arrest.

This year’s Clermont County Fair will have a few new twists including new rest room facilities near the horse arena, a day where kids get in free, a van and truck demolition derby, a lumberjack show and a bigger tractor pull. “This is the first time we got the Ohio State Tractor Pullers Association ... These are the professionals, the big boys,” said Clermont Fair Board President Bill Scharber. The fairgrounds will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 1. The fair will open with the annual Stonelick Township Firefighters Association Parade through Owensville. The parade will start at 1 p.m. and this year’s grand marshal is long time fair supporter Harold Herron. The fair itself boasts everything from funnel cakes and midway rides to goat shows and hog calling contests. Scharber said the flower and horticulture show, cake and pie auction, demolition derbies and 4-H shows have become some of the most popular events at the fair. “More and more people are coming to those events.

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Sunday, July 26 1 p.m. – Stonelick Twp. Firefighters Association Parade 3 p.m. – Opening ceremony 5 p.m. – Royalty contest and antique tractor pull 5:30 p.m. – Horse show tournament Monday, July 27 7:30 a.m. – Flower and horticulture show 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m. – Cutest baby contest 5 p.m. – Rabbit Hash Band (entertainment) 7 p.m. – Ohio State Tractor Pull Association tractor pull 8 p.m. – Comet Bluegrass AllStars (entertainment) Tuesday, July 28 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – Hank Peters Lumberjack show 5 p.m. – Dan & Mike Trio (entertainment) 6 p.m. – Cake auction They’ve become very popular, especially in the last few years,” Scharber said. He expects more than 100,000 people to visit the fair this year. The continued involved of the local 4-H clubs is one of the things that keeps the Clermont County Fair special, Scharber said. “Even though this area is becoming more urban, we still keep it a true county fair,” he said. “The 4-H, FFA, Scouts and junior fair are very active, I guess you could say that it’s a tradition that’s been going on for 160

7:30 p.m. – Truck and van demolition derby 8 p.m. – Dan Henning Wednesday, July 29 7:30 a.m. – Tabletop and floral design show 9 a.m. – Open class rabbit and poultry shows 10 a.m. – Senior citizens activities 1:30 p.m. – Senior citizens recognition 6 p.m. – Karaoke contest 7 p.m. – Cheap Thrill Band (entertainment) 7:30 p.m. – Truck and tractor pull Thursday, July 30 5 p.m. – Bill Whyte Comedy (entertainment) 6 p.m. – Pie auction 6:30 p.m. – Salute to veterans and our troops 7:30 p.m. – Demolition derby 8 p.m. – Inside Out Band Friday, July 31 7:30 a.m. – Flower and

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years.” Scott Cangro, the 4-H youth coordinator in Clermont County, said the 4-H program has continued to grow despite the urban development in the county. He said one of the biggest parts of 4-H continues to be the animal projects. “These kids have put in a lot of their time to take care of these animals and the county fair is kind of the super bowl for them,” Cangro said. “We appreciate the continued support and we hope everyone comes out to the fair.”

The cost to get into the fair is $10 – parking, exhibits and grand-stand shows are free. Monday is Duke Energy Kids Day where children 12 and under get into the fair for free with a paying adult. Seniors can get into the fair for $3 during Senior Day, Wednesday. All current and former members of the armed forces with a military ID can attend for free all week. The fair will be at the Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust St. in Owensville.

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In tough economic times, a few extra canned goods can often make a difference. With this in mind, a ministry-based food pantry in Newtown has opened a satellite operation in Batavia. Gail Koford, development director for the Inter Parish Ministry, said 10 to 12 percent of their clients are from Batavia. This comes at a time when the demand for food has grown about 45 percent. The new food pantry opened June 27 in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 277 North St. Eight families visited the first day, which she said was “incredible for the first day,” Koford said. Several people accessed a food pantry for the first time in their life, she said. This is a “choice food pantry,” Koford said, which means families can choose items from an array of canned goods, bread and other items based on family size. The only requirement is proof of residency in the 45103 zip code. A family is allowed to visit once every three months. Tom Miller, a church trustee, said a number of the

congregation’s volunteers helped make the food pantry area more presentable by cleaning and painting. The church had an small outreach program in the past that helped people with food and clothing, Miller said. When the person who ran it died last year, the church decided to join Inter Parish Ministry to expand. He said he thought the first day of the pantry’s operation “went quite well.” The food pantry is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. The next open date is July 25. Inter Parish Ministry, which is supported by 37 churches in Hamilton and Clermont counties, has existed for 45 years. The Batavia food pantry is its first satellite operation. Donations and volunteers are welcome, Koford said. Bins to collect food for the pantry are in Batavia at Riverside Coffee Mill, the village office, Lee & Jack’s TV & Appliances and Holman Motors. Donations also can be dropped off at Inter Parish Ministry’s office at 3509 Debolt Road in Newtown. For information visit or call 561-3932

The New Richmond Cardboard Boat Regatta is not the type of race where speed is of the utmost importance. Creativity and the ability to have fun also count. You don’t even have to stay afloat to be a winner – they give out a Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. “Everybody has a good time,” said Ray Perszyk, one of the organizers of the regatta who goes by the title, “Cardboard Boat Ray.” This is the 17th year for the regatta, and each year it seems to grow larger. Last year there were 42 entries. This year, more than 50 entries are expected for the Aug. 22 event. One of the entries will be the Twisted Lemon, a fourman boat operated by Team Lemon, a group of guys from the New Richmond area that Perszyk calls “the heart and soul of this race.” Team Lemon recently claimed a world record for the longest run in a cardboard boat when the foursome paddled 8.2 miles in


Team Lemon of New Richmond starts out from Coney Island during Paddlefest June 27. The four-man boat will compete at the Cardboard Boat Regatta in New Richmond Aug. 22. two hours and 21 minutes on a cruise from Coney Island to Cincinnati’s Serpentine Wall during Paddlefest June 27. Tom Lemon said the Guinness Book of World Records rejected their claim, but it doesn’t matter. As far as they’re concerned it’s the record. Lemon said the team came together about seven years ago to compete in the New Richmond event. It got its name from him and his brother, Ed Lemon. They have since compet-

ed in other cardboard boat races around the Midwest, including ones in Michigan and Illinois. The Lemon brothers were aboard the boat that claimed the world record along with Tim Young and Sam Richmond. Kenny Smith is another member of the team who has raced in the past, but was not available for the Paddlefest event. The boat’s lineup for the Aug. 22 race is not set. Tom said he is trying to put together the lightest boat

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possible. In addition to competing in the regatta, Team Lemon also helps man the Cardboard Boat Museum on Front Street. The museum, billed as “the world’s only cardboard boat museum,” includes displays of cardboard boats, photos of past regattas and boat building tips. Tom sees the museum as a good way to get people – and especially children – involved in the excitement of the regatta. “It’s a good family event,” he said. Perszyk said there are about 20 awards given out at the regatta, about half for speed and half for creative categories. The rules require that only cardboard, tape and paint be used in construction of the boat. However, this year there is a new mechanical class in which other materials can be used for the propulsion system, but not for the structure. For details, rules and race application forms, visit or call Perszyk at 553-6056.


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Development argued in court By Kellie Geist

Residents of McLean Drive are hoping a judge will throw out a consent decree between Union Township and the Villas of Cherry Grove developer. Rick Iannitti last April filed a zoning application to change the land off McLean Drive from R-1 and R-2 zoning to R-4 for the Villas of Cherry Grove. The township zoning resolution says R-4 zoning would allow the developer to build 22 single-family homes on 7.5 acres of land between Fox Chase Apartment and McLean. In the application, Iannitti said the developer wanted to build empty-nester style homes on the property, an appropriate transition between the apartment complex and larger homes on McLean. Although the township’s zon-

ing commission recommended approval, the trustees denied the change and a lawsuit was filed. To settle the suit, the trustees May 26 signed a consent decree granting the developer R-4 zoning, but restricting the development to what was laid out in the original plan. During that meeting, Law Director Lawrence Barbiere said the consent decree would be the township’s best option because it would give the trustees the most say in the development. Laurie Bozych is one of the McLean Drive residents who filed a motion to intervene because they were not receive proper notification of the meeting where the decree was discussed. A legal notice was printed in The Cincinnati Enquirer, but the township didn’t contact any of the more than 50 people who had been attending the meetings,

Bozych said. “We had fought the zoning changes through the normal process and we thought it was over ... When the consent decree came up, nobody from our community was there. We asked everyone on our street and no one was notified, not even the adjacent property owners,” Bozych said. “We filed the motion to intervene because it was our only option to be involved in the lawsuit.” Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Victor Haddad postponed the consent decree hearing to determine if the residents should be permitted to intervene, Barbiere said. The case review was scheduled for July 2 followed by a new hearing July 16. While the court documents show the residents are concerned

about the consent decree, they also are worried about the potential property uses and the impact. Bozych said the residents are most concerned about the volume of homes to be built on the 7.5 acres, the runoff and infrastructure problems the development could cause, as well as the environmental impact building the homes on wetland-like property. They’re also is concerned about privacy. When Bozych and many of her neighbors moved into their homes, they were told the land was landlocked and wouldn’t be developed. Finally, the residents are worried that if the township grants this R-4 zoning, the property could be sold and used for more dense development. However, the consent decree is only approved for the proposed Villas of Cherry Grove plan.

Clermont County Court of Common Pleas Judge Victor Haddad postponed the consent decree hearing. “I bought the property because of the woods and the privacy,” Bozych said. “The developers say they are going to do what’s in the plan, but I can’t believe that, in this market with foreclosures and over capacity already, Union Township thinks we need another development. Period.” Boyzch also said a friend of a neighbor wanted to purchase the property, but the developer never returned the phone calls. Union Township Assistant Administrator Corey Wright said he cannot comment on pending litigation. “This is an older established neighborhood and these people want to turn our lives into a construction zone for who knows how long,” Bozych said. “We should have a say in how things are done in our neighborhood.”

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UNION TWP. – The police department July 9 arrested, Patrick Henry, age 39 of Cincinnati. Henry was transported to the Clermont County Jail and charged with three felony theft charges. Henry is accused of entering the back rooms of several department stores and taking employee’s purses. Henry was then using the stolen credit cards at multiple locations to purchase ciga-

rettes. The investigation is ongoing and involves multiple jurisdictions. Henry is being held in the Clermont County jail. The Union Township Police Department is continuing the investigation of Henry, including a search for more additional victims. If you have any information about potential victims or other knowledge of this crime, call the Union Township Police Department at 52-1230.

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WILLIAMSBURG – The Williamsburg American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at the Post, 208 E. Main St. New officers for the coming year will be installed and all members are encouraged to attend. New members are welcome. For membership information call 724-6364.

Yard sale

PIERCE TWP. – Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Bernadette Church will hold their third annual yard sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in the St. Bernadette School cafeteria. All proceeds from this sale are used for needy families in the immediate area. In 2008, the sale netted about $2,100. Patrons are asked to pay what they feel they can afford for clothing items. Clothing will be given free of charge to anyone that cannot afford to pay. Items for sale include clothing for men, woman, children and infants; and an abundance of toys, books and kitchen items. Small furniture items and electrical items (in working order), plus dishes and decorative items will be available. Donations are welcome. For pickup, call Dave at 7233507.





Road closed

UNION TWP. – The Clermont County Engineer’s Office closed Schoolhouse Road in Union Township to non-resident traffic Monday, July 13. Local traffic will be restricted on Schoolhouse Road between Eva Lane and Village Glen Drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Construction for the road rehabilitation project is expected to continue through Monday, Nov. 30.

Recycle computers free

CLERMONT COUNTY – Union Township will be hosting a Computer Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18, at the Civic Center on Aicholtz Road. This is an opportunity for all residents and businesses of Clermont County to donate unused computers for free. “The Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program is fortunate to be partnering with Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3) and Union Township. Union Township elected officials and administration recognize how important an opportunity like this is. Thanks to them, thousands of pounds of electronic waste will be diverted from our local landfills, keeping toxins like lead and mercury from enter-

ing our environment,” said Becky Ploucha, director of the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program. C3 Executive Director Walt Fischer said, “Through Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, hundreds of computers are made available to schools, non-profits, students and families on assistance. (About) 20 percent of donated equipment is refurbished and sold for $100 for a complete computer system. The remaining equipment is recycled. I would like to thank the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste district for their continued support in sponsoring the Computer Recycling Events in Clermont County.” Contact Becky Ploucha at 513-753-9222 or for more information.

New program

CLERMONT COUNTY – If you are working, currently paying rent, are willing to help rehabilitate an existing home, but need help with a down payment, the Clermont Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) may be able to help. The Clermont NSP is accepting applications for assistance to purchase homes in foreclosure, primarily in the Bethel area. Call 7327904 for information. “A family of four with an


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The Union Township Kiwanis is hosting the Open Horse Show Aug. 1 at the Clermont County Fair. Donations are being sought from individuals and area businesses for show and class sponsorships. Donation will be recognized at the show in announcements, banners and donors may personally distribute an award. Class sponsors are $100 or $200 for each class. This is the fourth year that Union Township has hosted this event. The funds raised at the show will be used for the benefit of children in Clermont County. Kiwanis also sponsors Operation Zero a safe driving program in the West Clermont high schools and Ready Fest providing schools supplies to local low-income children in the area. The project goal is to provide assistance and support to as many local children as possible. There are 25 different classes in this year’s horse show including a Small Fry Showmanship and a Special Needs Leadline. The show runs from 9 a.m. to no later than 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. For more information contact Linda Bloom at 732-1998.


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The importance of teamwork in police work was the overriding theme for the award recipients at the 26th Annual Police Appreciation Banquet May 28. WKRC-TV Reporter Rich Jaffe, who helped present the awards for the event at the Eastgate Holiday Inn, said the sense of teamwork between and within police departments was evident among the winners. Jaffe praised the officers the giving 110 percent in their jobs. “You’re never off duty,” Jaffe said. “Those of us in the civilian world appreciate it very much. You keep us safe.” The awards are presented annually by the Clermont County Citizens Law Enforcement Association. This year’s winners: Officer of the Year, Small Department – Laetitia Schuler, Pierce Township. Pierce Township Police Chief James T. Smith said of Officer Schuler, “In my 24 years of service I’ve worked with numerous officers. She stands out as the best allaround officer I know.” Smith pointed to investigative work by Schuler into a string of home burglaries, as well as other cases. He said she was also involved in crime prevention and community policing programs. Officer of the Year, Large Department – Rob Hirsch, Miami Township. Hirsch was praised in his nomination for demonstrating “sustained high-level and exceptional performance. Additionally, Officer Hirsch supports others’ accomplishments and brings a level of professionalism to his duties.” During 2008, Hirsch implemented proactive foot patrols in high crime areas. These patrols helped Hirsch lead the department in criminal arrests. Traffic Officer of the Year, Large Department – Trooper Nathan Pabin, Ohio State Highway Patrol. Lt. Randy McElfresh of the highway patrol in Batavia said “Trooper Pabin has demon-

lent work ethic. Greg is reliable and professional when dealing with both the public and the criminal element.” Rodenberg said Moran has assisted several other area departments in solving cases. Citizen Award – Gene Bishop. Bishop was recognized for his volunteer efforts with the Miami Township Police Department. He participated in the township’s Citizens Police Academy and the annual “Shop With a Cop” program. He also has been involved in the DARE program and coordinated the countywide DARE golf outing. Deceased Officer Recognition – Chief Paul Sturgill, Owensville. Sturgill, who was killed in a traffic accident in December 2008, was praised by Milford Police Chief Mark Machan as “the type of police chief every town wants to have.” Machan said Sturgill was a leader “who took his job seriously.” Deceased Officer Recognition – Corp. Jeff Gobi, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. In his 19-year career with the Sheriff’s Office, Gobi received numerous letters of commendation and was named Clermont County’s Traffic Officer of the Year in 2004. He died in December 2008. Other officers recognized: Retired Officer Recognition – Lt. Marvin Saylor, Pierce Township. 2009 Certificate Recipients: Officer Shane Biniger, Bethel Police Department; Det. Rob Bradford, Miami Township Police Department; and Officer Terry Davis, Miami Township. 2009 Citizens Law Enforcement Association $1,500 Scholarship Recipient: James Stokes.



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Grant Career Center holds senior awards ceremony Grant Career Center recognized the 158 seniors who completed their career training requirements and earned their career and technical certificates from the center with an awards ceremony May 21. The students received their diplomas from their home high schools of Bethel-Tate, FelicityFranklin, New Richmond or Williamsburg. Honored as valedictorians were: Bryan Hughbanks, Automotive Service Technology, Bethel-Tate High School; Hillary Allen, College Tech Prep Allied Health Science, Bethel Tate; and Steven Tremper, College Tech Prep Engineering Design, New Richmond High School. Presenting an Educational Reflection was Natasha Davis, The Teacher Academy, Bethel-Tate High School. Students named as Outstanding Senior in their respective programs were: Justin Holbrook, Jeromie Crabtree, Anthony Webb, Mandy Hiler, Lauren Meadors, Jeff Bell, Katie Marshall, Bridgette Reed, Samantha Mell, Lucy Lanigan, Jessica Paxton, Bryan Hughbanks, Kyle Forsee, Michael Thomas and Ryan Roehm. Other awards presented during the ceremony included: • The James Lumpkins Award: Deron Perkins and Trevor Helton. • The Keith Boys Grant, a $500 scholarship: Mandy Hiler. • The Grant Faculty and Staff Award, a $500 scholarship: Julius Barnhart, Kristen Kingsley, Sabrina West, Kendra Meadors, Jessica Paxton, Natasha Davis and Emilee Young. • Success Grants: Christina Rice, Tyler Burns and Katie Marshall. • The Ryan Collins Memorial Tool and Equipment Award: Ryan Hignite. • The Jo Swarthout Memorial Award: Bryan Hughbanks and Rachelle Houchin. • English Awards: Sarah Andrews, Samantha Banzhaf, Julius Barnhart, Jeff Bell, Chris Boeckmann, Harmony Brooks, Aaron Comberger, Dusti Foreman, Erica Forsee, Kyle Forsee, Trevor Helton, Lucy Lanigan, Katie Marshall, Kendra Meadors, Taylor Moore, Brianna Pinckard, Bridgette Reed, Ryan Roehm, Matthew Sharp, Jesse Streeter and Sabrina West. • Social Studies Awards: Hillary Allen, Samantha Banzhaf, Aaron Comberger, Corey Dick, Mandy Hiler, Rachelle Houchin, Bryan Hughbanks, Danielle Knierim, Katie Marshall, Andrea Petri, Bridgette Reed, Michael Thomas and Sabrina West. • Science Awards: Sarah Andrews, Drew Benjamin, Candace Carver, Dusti Foreman, Kyle Forsee, Bryan Hughbanks, Lucy Lanigan, Tim Lippolis and Bridgette Reed. • Top Honors in anatomy and physiology: Samantha Morehouse. • Math Awards: Sarah Andrews, Dusti Foreman, Kyle Forsee, Bryan Hughbanks, Lucy Lanigan, Katie Marshall, Lauren Meadors, Cassandra Meurer, Bridgette Reed, Christina Rice and Sabrina West. Several students also completed the requirement of their career training curriculum and were presented with their Certificates of Completion from Superintendent Kenneth Morrison. They are: Allied Health Science: Hillary Lynn Allen, Adriene Nicole Antoni, Brittany Dawn Davis, Wendie Faye Gullett, Jessica Nicole Masterson, Samantha Elizabeth Matthews, Lauren Elizabeth Meadors, Samantha Joelle Morehouse, Jamie Taylor Paxton, Laura Catherine Schulte, Kara Elizabeth Sevier, Randi Jo Sinclair, Terra Michelle Williamson, Emilee Beth

Young. Auto Collision: Sarah Jane Andrews, Adam Joseph Berger, Robert Miles Bunch, Scott Caplinger, Cody Doherty, Raymond Leroy Gaghan, Justin Ray Holbrook, Mike Lasley, Peter Joseph Mitchell, Donald W. Moore, Eli F. Pastura, Brandon Lee Waugh, Kody James Williams. Automotive Service Technology: Mitch Anderson, Andrew Armstrong, Chris Allen Boeckmann, Justin Burdine, Jeremy Scott Burton, Corey Dick, Trevor Helton, Bryan Hughbanks, Deron Perkins, Daniel Michael Shaffer, Matthew Ryan Sharp, Samuel Steinbuch. Business and Finance: Timothy C. Lippolis, Samantha L. Mell, Jesse Elizabeth Streeter, Tara L. Tilton, Sabrina K. West. Carpentry: Phillip M. Baker, Ricky Burdine, Tyler Burns, Josh Erdman, Kyle Forsee, Bradley Allen Penland, Jerry J. Walters, Richard Waters, Christopher Wright. Cooperative Education: Maddy J. Allen, Brian Keith Earls II, Tiffany Anne Elam, Ruby N. Harvey, Toy E. Hazenfield, Danielle Taylor Knierim, Heather Nicole Lawson, Christina Diane Mills, Nathaniel Sean Moore, Brooklynn Renee Morgan, Candace M. Myers, Ryan S. Roehm, Cody Allen Rose, Kyle Ryan Rose, Richard Rothenberg, Jennifer Nichole Sanders, Michael C. Thomas, Evan Patrick Vining, Larry Lee Watson, Cassandra Ann Wheeler. Cosmetology: Samantha Banzhaf, Katelyn Nicole Behymer, Briana Elizabeth Black, Jacinda Blum, Nicole Marie Boston, Jessica Katelyn Cochran, Savannah Dawn Cox, Erica Forsee, Lucy Ann Lanigan, Kendra Donielle Meadors, Skye Nichole Miller, Taylor Moore, Britney Renee Pangallo, Rebecca Rose, Ashley Arlene Smallwood, Alisha Mae Winters. Culinary Careers: Sean Michael Adams, Julius Israel Barnhart, Jeffrey Scott Bell, Harmony R. Brooks, Candace Elyse Carver, Krista Nicole Coyne, Jerry Lee Gisewite, Rachelle Lynn Houchin, Ryan Lane, Yvonne Louise Ledonne, Cassandra Elizabeth Meurer, Austen Gerald Owens, Brianna Renee Pinckard, Keri Ann Ragland, Stephanie Nicole Smith, Benjamin Stephen Spangler. Engineering Design: Samantha Jean Allison, Brad J. Ferguson, Raymond D. Herget, Mandy D. Hiler, Randy Wayne Hull, Adam Christopher Kiger, Dakota Ray Kuhn, Justin Hunter Lanthorn, Andrea Marirose Petri, Steven Edwin Tremper, Anthony Wayne Webb, Bryan Wetmore, Carrie Marie Willis. Horticulture: Shrilda Couch, Jeromie David Crabtree, Dusti Paige Foreman, Stephanie Renee Fulton, Bethany Renee Hale, Cheyenne Paige Miller, Damien Michael Moore, Stephanie Ann Queener, Christina Kay Rice, Joe Richard Rodriguez, Dorothy Christina Ryan. Medical Information Tech: Bethany Carol Adams, Megan Marie Barger, Stephanie Corinne Day, Mary Timberly Gray, Kayla Nicole Henson, Jessica Brooke Kilgore, Kristen Renee Kingsley, Brittany Danielle Kirker, Searra Marie Parker, Bridgette Yvette Reed. Metal Fabrication: James D. Banks, Andrew Scot Benjamin, Aaron James Comberger, Tommy Lee Donley, Ryan Andrew Hignite, Eric Pierce Houlihan, Bradley Raymond Jones, Raymond Robert Leen, Katie M. Marshall, Brandon Dean Noel, Douglas Scott Reese, Zachary David Taylor, James Robert Ward, Jayson Cody Ward, Ryan Wilson, Rusty Wayne Young. The Teacher Academy: Natasha Anne Davis, Jessica Lee Paxton, Samantha Elizabeth Weber.


Honoring veterans

Students, staff and honored guests recently enjoyed the 32nd annual Memorial Day Parade at Willowville Elementary School. The parade is a culmination of weeks of work by the students who incorporate the holiday into their studies. In addition to the parade, students participated in musical performances, patriotic readings and other activities related to Memorial Day. Here, from left, students Dominic and Leona Lower march in the parade with their grandfather Doug Lower (center), who is a veteran.

Load-bearing walls constructed Community Press Staff Report

Load-bearing walls construction and rough-in work continued last week at the new Withamsville-Tobasco and Amelia elementary schools. At Withamsville-Tobasco, the general contractor continued to set door frames and start the joists, detailing and bridging on the second floor classroom area. The contractor also completed decking at the gym roof and the roof monitor tube steel, said Ed Dyer, director of administrative services for the West Clermont Local School District. Plumbers and electricians continued rough-ins throughout the building and work began in the water closet and lavatory carriers. The electricians also localized branch conduit in the classroom wing, Dyer said. Mason work also continued. Work on the load bearing block in the gym/mechanical and classroom area as well as in the administration area continued to be installed. At Amelia, the general contractor spent last week focused on setting steel in the new academic wing. Once this is completed, the contractor will lay the structural decking for the second floor, Dyer


The south wall of the cafeteria at the new Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary School July 2. said. Mechanical trades worked on rough-ins last week and are planning to start the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins in the first floor academic wing this week, Dyer said. Load-bearing walls also contin-

ued to go up at Amelia. Dyer said the walls in the academic wing are now 4-feet above the finish floor on the second level of the academic wing. The mason continued work on more loadbearing walls throughout the building.


Brian Michael Budai of Summerside, the 2005 valedictorian of Glen Este High School, graduated May 9 from Northern Kentucky University, summa cum laude, with a major in political science, minor in communication studies and an area of concentration in honors. He was also the 2009 NKU homecoming king. Budai Budai, the son of Michael and Donna Budai, will attend the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at NKU in the fall.

Kirk Terrell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College May 23. A history major and the son of David and Pamela, Terrell graduated from Glen Este High School prior to attending Hanover.

Danny Vinson has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Excelsior College. He is from Batavia.

Dean’s list

Cecilia Johnstone and Trish Richter have been named to the 2009 winter term dean’s list at Hanover College. Johnstone, a graduate of Glen Este High

School, is the daughter of Jill Howe of Union Township. Richter, a graduate of New Richmond High School, is the daughter of Mark and Sally Richter of New Richmond.

Several area students have been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. They are: Williamsburg: Sheila A. Saylor, Erika L. Tollefson. Batavia: William D. Braselton, Claire R. Brown, Jessica R. McKee, Carlyn M. Shinsato, Paul G. Wilson. Union Township: Kortnie M. Kulis. New Richmond: Tasha N. Liegel. Amelia: Jessica D. Burns.

Brandon Finan has been named to the 2009 spring quarter dean’s list at the RoseHulman Institute of Technology. He is from New Richmond.

Courtney E. Yeager has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Colby College. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Diane Yeager of Batavia.

Hanna McGee has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Kent State University. She is from Batavia.

Anna Gabbard has been named to the

2009 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Indianapolis. She is the daughter of Dave and Debbie Doyle of Williamsburg.

Several area students were named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Ohio University. They are: Amelia: Ryan Lytle, Julianne Madigan, Tara Williams, Keri Noble, Carrie Ell, Jessica King, William Leaman, Michelle Reinhart, Trent Abbott. Batavia: Michael Mills, Tyler Von Moll, Andrew Cappelano, Katie Smith, Thomas Carpenter, Philip Green. New Richmond: Andrew Carson, Kristina Easley. Union Township: Joseph Ritter.


Amanda Gayle Preston-Clapper, Julie A. Cook and Judith A. Meranda recently received bachelor’s degrees from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Preston-Clapper and Cook are from New Richmond. Meranda is from Union Township.

Academic Merit List

Matt Ellington, Kristen Nicole Bailey, Daniel Shawn Martin and Matt Stockum have been named to the Wilmington College Academic Merit List for the 2009 spring semester. Bailey and Stockum are from Batavia. Ellington is from Amelia and Martin is from New Richmond.


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July 15, 2009


Project encourages young architects, engineers ed some great designs.” “There were many challenges along the way for the students, including converting square feet to square yards and ensuring their plans were to building code specifications,” said Clark. “They did a great job in designing their fitness center projects; I am very proud of them.” Sarah Kearney and Vincent Valentine, both Amelia seventh-

graders, said the project was a lot of fun to do. “Mine ended up being six stories high and was a lot of fun to build,” said Kearney. “I enjoyed making my 3-D model from sketches and learned a lot about construction,” said Vincent. Kara Scott, another Amelia seventh-grader, said it was a difficult and sometimes frustrating

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All about books

Seventh-graders in Amy Kemmer’s language arts class at Amelia Middle School were asked to read a book and then select a project to highlight their comprehension of the book. Project choices included making a cereal box to show characters as the “ingredients,” and planning a travel brochure to highlight the setting. Students Kristen Cox, left, Cody Eglian, Kerri Shirley, Trevor Simon and Tabitha Martinez show their language arts projects.

Hands-on experience Theresa Rein’s fifth-grade class at St. Thomas More School recently enjoyed experimenting with physical change as part of their science studies. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: THERRON@ COMMUNITYPRESS.COM.

St. Thomas More students Sam Meisman, left, Sydney Evans and Jonathan Gray are building a tower with spaghetti and marshmallows. The object was to build a tower that would hold the most paper clips. The students are in Theresa Rein’s fifth-grade class, who recently enjoyed experimenting with physical change.

Getting a “trial run” at adult spending decisions while still being young and able to choose future careers would have been a great opportunity for many of us. That is the idea behind “Real Money, Real World,” a program supported by Clermont 20/20 Inc. and OSU Extension. For the third consecutive year, students enrolled in the High School Mentoring Program offered under the Clermont Educational Opportunities college access program and traveled to the campus of UC Clermont Col-

lege May 5 to take part in this hands-on simulation. The purpose was to promote post-secondary education by getting the students onto a college campus and providing an interactive financial simulation of a real life scenario. The students experienced the challenges of managing their money, the cost of life’s ups and downs, and the importance of education. After the program, they had the opportunity to have lunch at the Cougar Café on the UC Clermont campus and a guided tour of the col-

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Clough United Methodist Church continued its “end of the school year” tradition of honoring its graduates and awarding scholarships. High school graduates recognized for their achievements included Turpin High School graduates Sebastian Gely, Cameron Simpson, and Emi Wessel; Western Brown High School graduate Danny Reveal; and Miami Valley Christian Academy graduate Ben Jarrell. Graduates plan to attend the following universities this fall: Sebastian, University of Missouri; Simpson, University of Akron; Wessel, Ohio State University; Reveal, University of Cincinnati; and Jarrell, University of Cincinnati. College graduates Adrienne Reinert and Tricia Corwin were both recognized for receiving their bachelor’s degrees this past year. Reinert graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in business administration and Corwin graduated from Morehead State University with a degree in social work. Six students received scholarships from the Beatrice Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarships were awarded to high school graduates Gely and Jarrell for their freshman year. Jeremy Adams (Cincinnati State), Kyle Baker (University of Cincinnati), Megan Sutherland (Ohio State University) and Abby Von Wahlde (Northern Kentucky University) received scholarships to continue their ongoing college careers. This scholarship fund was established at Clough United Methodist Church by Beatrice Jackson, a devoted member of the church. The scholarships were awarded by Ray Merz, brother of Beatrice Jackson. Each student received $1,250 for the 2009-10 academic year.

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St. Thomas More students show an example of a physical change, where it is possible for an entire class to fit into a simple sheet of loose-leaf paper. Although the paper is still paper, it is a different shape and size. The students are in Theresa Rein’s fifth-grade class, who recently enjoyed experimenting with physical change.

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assignment, but she learned a lot. “I enjoyed designing my center and now might consider some day becoming an architect,” she said. Morrison taught the students about building codes, but admits he learned a lot, too. “I am so impressed with these young people who aren’t afraid to tackle a project, no matter how big it seems. They’re great,” he said.


Teacher Barb Clark and Clermont County building inspector Ron Morrison helped the students learn about the many facets of building design. “It was a lot of fun to work with the young people,” said Morrison as he reviewed the numerous plans, reports and 3-D buildings created by the middle school students. “They came up with a lot of good questions and complet-


“I look at buildings a little differently today than I used to,” said Glen Este seventh-grader Heidi Dallman. “I know now how much work goes into designing plans and having them approved.” Dallman is one of the West Clermont students who spent the past six months working on plans to design a fitness center, while maintaining building safety standards.


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Kings Soccer Academy sends 2 teams to regionals By Adam Kiefaber

U18 roster

In a year of being short-handed and injuries, the U13 girls’ soccer team at the Kings Soccer Academy was dealt another blow right before the start of its semifinal match in the 2009 Ohio South State Cup. During warm-ups, goalkeeper Samantha Shoemaker bumped into the goal post, injuring her leg. Shoemaker was rushed to the sidelines and head coach Paulette Rumpke decided that her yearlong starter in goal couldn’t play. That was when Bridgette Hildreth, who hadn’t played or practiced as a goalie for her team, volunteered to fill in for Shoemaker. “That was the turning point for us because everyone was let down and were about to shut down mentally right before the kickoff and they kept it together and came out on top,” Rumpke said. Hildreth ended up with a couple of nice saves in a 1-0 shutout win. The following game, Shoemaker was back in goal for the finals. The U13 team won that game as well, earning a spot in U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships in Sioux Fall, S.D. “This group worked extremely hard and have been very dedicated. I am so proud of them,” Rumpke said. “They have put in a lot of time and a lot of hard work.” Rumpke’s team lost its three

Local girls on the U18 roster include: • Kara Henning, Glen Este, Pikeville • Kristin Nicole Robbe, Batavia High School • Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Batavia High School, Northern Kentucky University

U13 roster

Local girls on the U13 roster include: • Alexis Burdick of Batavia • Savannah Carmosino of New Richmond • Katelyn Poehner of Batavia • Madi Velten of Batavia


The Kings Soccer Academy U13 Elite soccer team pictured after winning the 2009 Ohio South State Cup Championship. Front row from left to right; Bridgette Hildreth, Lily Weber, Samantha Shoemaker, Madi Velten, Anna Cipollone, Kaitlynn Kiehl, Savannah Carmosino, Alexis Kiehl and coach Paulette Rumpke. Back row from left to right; Katelyn Poehner, Abby Stadtmiller, Abby Weigel, Gabrielle Brokamp, Morgan Verst, Alexis Burdick, Anna Cornacchione. games in regional, but her squad, if they stick together, will have a chance to get back to the regional next summer. U13 is the youngest age group that can qualify for the regional tournament. While Rumpke’s team was making their first appearance, Barnard Baker’s U18 team went to the regional for the second consecutive summer in 2009.

The U18 squad is made up entirely of high school seniors that have been on the same club team for the past five summers. During that span, the group has participated in three regional tournaments and won the Kentucky State Cup Championship this season. “I think it is a very special group. They have been together

since they were 14, which is really rare in club soccer. For this group, it wasn’t going to a different club or getting exposure for college, it was more about sticking together as a team and accomplishing things together,” Baker said. Many of Baker’s players are moving on to play in college. “This was probably one of my

favorite teams that I have ever coached,” said Baker who was been coaching for over 10 years. “They are great players, but even better people and they are going to be very successful wherever they go.” Like the U13 team, Baker’s team lost all three of its regional matches, ending its season. On a another note, the Kings Soccer Academy had a U15 girls’ team and U17 girls’ team finish as a finalists this year in the Kentucky State Cup Championships. The organization also had a U10 girls’ team win the Ohio South State Cup Championship and a U12 girls’ team finish as a finalist in that event this summer.

Glen Este coach wraps successful camp By Mark Chalifoux

Glen Este High School bowling coach Kathy DeMarko considered her ninth annual bowling camp at Cherry Grove Lanes July 6-9 a success after 44 kids - ages 8 to 18 – took part. “It was phenomenal,” she said. “On the last day we do a tournament and keep scores for the first time of the week and on Friday night they bowl against the pros in the junior ProAm.” DeMarko said she organizes the event to coincide with when the professional bowlers are in town. “How many sports can you take 40 kids and put them against the pros at the same time?” DeMarko asked. “There’s hardly anything like it.” She said 17 different coaches have been in and out helping the campers and that a number of her former players from Glen Este have come back to help out at the camp. “I make an announcement to the kids at the start of the camp

and let them know the whole point of the camp is giving back to the community,” she said. “Not one coach is being paid and some people took a week off of work to work with them. They do it because it’s their passion.” She said she never turns down anyone who wants to help and that she can’t put a price on how it feels when a former player returns to help the younger campers. DeMarko said the kids do a lot of practicing of varying scenarios and work on fundamentals for a good part of the camp. They also watch the coaches bowl at the end of each day to illustrate some of the things they teach at the camp. Glen Este boys coach Tom Huber and Amelia coach Tony Kellerman are also very involved in the camp. “The three of us have given back more for this side of town than any other schools combined,” she said. “This camp is the only one of its kind on this side of town, period. We always do whatever we can to help kids learn the sport.”


Kings of the state

The Kings Soccer Academy U10 Elite team, consisting of mostly Anderson Township and Eastgate girls, celebrates beating Eagles Soccer Club of Columbus, West Side Soccer Club and Warren County to win the State Cup. In front, from left, are Ellie Vandergriff, Sherie Cheng, Hallie Atwell, Sarah Schuh, Alexis Thacker and Sophie Gorman. In back, from left, are Assistant coach Carrie Rufner, Olivia Ueltschi, Alainna Henning, Katie Rufner and Head Coach Kevin Thacker.

Sign up for Metro softball by July 19 Registration for the Annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament is due by noon on July 19. The road to the city championship begins with the tournament draw on July 28 at Rumpke Park when teams find out who they will play in the first round. Games begin July 30 and continue through Aug. 12. The entry fee is $295 per team, and the tournament is open to any

team that played in a sanctioned softball league at a Greater Cincinnati park during 2009. The tournament offers men’s and women’s divisions for all levels, from recreational to competitive. The Cincinnati ASA governs play at the Metro, and a $30 ASA sanction fee is required for nonASA teams. Registration forms are available online at www.rumpkeball-

BRIEFLY Kiwanis golf outing


In memory

Jacob Vaughn of Eastgate, a player for the Cincinnati Patriots 10U team, whose father recently returned from duty in Iraq, presents a bouquet to Glenda Kiser of Amelia, mother of Staff Sgt. Chuck Kiser, a graduate of McNicholas High School who was killed outside of Mosul, Iraq in 2004. Glenda Kiser represented all Gold Star Mothers, a designation given to mothers who had a child die in service to the country. Chuck's sister, Denise said that the memorial on the ball diamond was fitting, as Chuck coached his son's knothole team in Wisconsin, where a ballpark is named in his memory.

The Union Township Kiwanis will conduct its annual Golf Outing Monday, Aug. 3, at Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia. Now in its 31st year, the traditional four-person scramble benefits the club’s annual Operation Zero campaign each year at Amelia and Glen Este High schools. The program, also sponsored by the Ohio State High Patrol, Union Township Police Department and other community organizations, teaches teens about safe driving. Cost for a four-golfer team is $500. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Call Dick Martin at 582-4901 or Jo Ann Martino at 919-3883. or by calling Rumpke Ballpark at 738-2646. More than 300 teams competed last year, continuing the Metro’s status as the largest amateur softball tournament in the nation. Rumpke Park in Crosby Township serves as the main location, and fields at six local parks are also used to accommodate the number of games.

SIDELINES Become a soccer official

The Southern Ohio Soccer Officials Association will offer an instructional class for new soccer officials beginning July 28 at Roades Crossing, 453 W. Main St., in Mt. Orab. Class will meet three times a week at 7 p.m. and will last about two hours each evening. The final test will be given on Aug. 22. Students will meet all the requirements (25 hours classroom and on field instruction) to become a licensed Ohio High School Athletic Association official after passing the test. The class costs $100, which includes books, materials and OHSAA registration. Prospective students should contact Randy Hiler at 937-444-4194 or Edward Huffman at 625-8318 to enroll.

CNE cheer camp

The Clermont Northeastern High School cheerleaders are hosting a youth cheer camp

open to all area youth ages 5-12, from 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21, in the high school pavilion, between the middle and high schools, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia. The cost is $35 per cheerleader. The cheerleaders will provide instruction on the fundamentals of cheerleading and proper technique on warm-ups and stretching. Cheerleaders will learn how to do different jumps, chants, cheers and a camp dance. Spirit sticks will be given each night, a camp T-shirt is included in the price this year and campers will be provided a small snack on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Parents can attend a small program at 8 p.m. Friday to see how much their campers have learned and accomplished during camp. There are a limited numbers of spots available. Contact 258-9836 or e-mail



On behalf of The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties (LCCBC), thank you to the participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers for their support of our successful 17th annual Adult Literacy Spelling BEE. Duke Energy, U.C. Clermont College and Jerome Eichert each donated $500 or more. More than 90 local businesses and individuals donated raffle and silent auction items. This successful event will help us carry out our mission to help the approximately one-out-of-four adults in our communities who cannot read and write beyond a third-grade level. Office phone: 943-3740. Kathleen A. Gillespie The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties (LCCBC) Spelling BEE Co-chairperson LCCBC Board Member Ohio 749 New Richmond

Milford grading policy

When I made my comments about the revised grading policy the intent was not to slam the Milford board of education (as insin-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

This month marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. What do you remember about that event? Do you think the U.S. should return to the moon? Why or why not? “Unless we clearly would benefit in someway, or it would advance our knowledge in someway, with the fact we do not have the funds. I would have to object to the increased federal spending, which is already out of control. “My hope is that someday both the Republican and Democrat parties will begin to control spending. Excessive taxation leads to destruction of our financial system. “I continue to hope & pray our local township, city and state officials will begin to lead in our objection and bring government back to sanity.” F.J.B. “I remember it like yesterday, I was 12 years old at summer camp in Green Lake, Wisc., we all gathered so excitedly around a very small black and white TV to watch the first step on the moon. The camp was so primitive I have no idea where they got the TV or power cords to hook it up, but it was such an important event the counselors made sure we all witnessed this. It gave our generation such bright hopes for the future. If a man could ‘walk on the moon’ we could do anything we dreamed to accomplish ourselves. For that wonderful experience, I will be forever grateful.” P.H.S. “I would hope that any return to the moon would be pursued only

uated by Judy Hoffman’s comment), but to express my sorrow at the lowering of expectations from our children so we can keep up with “the standards of other school districts.” Why do we have to allow other districts to set standards for our children? I spent 12 years in elementary school; 5 years in college to obtain an engineering degree and 4 years in law school to obtain a law degree. Throughout my education the grades were based upon the point system in effect before the change recommended by the board. Lowering an “A” from 93-100 to 90-100 lowers the expectations and allows what used to be a “B” to become an “A.” It is dumbing down because now to get an “A” all you need is a 90 on test. Kids will figure this out; not try as hard and in the end are dumbed down. It does not matter that Milford provides an excellent education; it matters that now children have to accomplish less to make it look like they got an excellent education. Peter Ulbrich Sleepy Hollow Lane Union Township

Next question Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages? Every week The Community Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@community with “chatroom” in the subject line. after the budget is balanced and the national debt is paid off. The International Space Station has already cost $125 billion from various countries. Between that and the recent bailouts I suspect the U.S. could have instead lowered taxes and provided for the legal citizens who need help. Go figure!” T.D.T. “It was July 21, 1969, and I was finishing up a career step in West Virginia, and preparing to move to Cincinnati. “I remember that a co-worker named Dick Longyear was with my wife and I when Neil Armstrong made history; his first words were, ‘Houston – the Eagle has landed.’ “And then came the unforgettable ‘That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.’ “I may lack the necessary wisdom and foresight to understand it all clearly, but to be honest, I see no point in any attempts by the U.S. to return to the moon, or explore other planets in the solar system. “The risks will probably always remain incredibly high, the costs astronomical (no pun intended), and the benefits questionable. B.B.

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Photography contract beneficial At Robert Glutz Photography we are a company that prides ourselves on customer service and great portraits. Robert Glutz has been in business serving the community for more than 29 years. We have been photographing Glen Este High School seniors for 24 years at the request of Glen Este’s administration. The benefits of the legal contract between Robert Glutz Photography and the school are two-sided. The school gets an experienced company photographing consistent professional yearbook portraits plus more than 45 school events for free, at no cost to the school. This equals well over 100 working hours for the events alone. Also, in our portraits we follow not only our high standards but also the guidelines set by the

school administration. This includes providing a specific background and a tuxedo/drape for the senior to wear, again at Robert Glutz no cost to the Community school. It is true we Press guest require a session columnist fee of $25 not the $40 stated in last week’s article. This fee does not even allow us to cover our basic business needs of building upkeep and staff. The additional $4 fee for Glen Este seniors actually goes to the yearbook company to keep the cost of the printing down, not to us.

Just like your cap and gown you must rent it from that company in order to walk in the graduation ceremony, it is your choice as to whether you would like to be in the school yearbook, it is not a requirement. In addition, we have not raised our session fee prices for senior portraits in nine years even in this “shaky economy.” To me this does not seem like a “seedy business deal.” It would have been nice had the facts been verified before the two articles were written. Before making any judgments come in and see our studio or visit us on line at Our service to the community will speak for itself. Robert Glutz Robert Glutz Photography Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road Union Township

Twp. can’t work on private property At our meeting Feb. 10, after the safety services levy failed, the Union Township trustees called for a review of the police and fire departments budgets and other non-essential services to reduce spending to maintain the level of those core safety services on a five-year basis. At our March 10 meeting, we introduced our new administrator and stated that a five-year budget for all departments was his top priority with emphasis on safety services. We have discussed the progress at each public meeting since. May 22, June 24, and July 1, the trustees held work sessions to review the budget proposals and receive input from all departments on how to cut costs. John McGraw attended most if not all of these meetings then published a guest column in the Community Journal July 1 suggesting a five-year budget for core services. Mr. McGee, Mr. Beamer and I are pleased to have his endorsement for our last 5 months of work. Mr. McGraw also questioned a drainage issue on Dieckman Lane as a follow-up to his e-mails

demanding that the trustees act on this issue or cite the O.R.C. section that prohibits action. In the early 1990s, Clermont County adopted storm water management rules that required developers to submit their storm water management plans for review and approval before construction with the requirement being to limit runoff volume and flow rate to pre-construction levels. Prior to that action, there were no regulations.. While a great deal of construction has occurred under those regulations, a significant portion of the township remains undeveloped or developed before the regulations. Said differently, there are untold numbers of both natural and constructed drainage systems on private property throughout the township carrying storm water between parcels in an unregulated manner. Mr. McGraw has looked at the drainage issue on Dieckman as an opportunity to assist a township resident resolve a problem. This is both admirable and opportunistic.

Timothy M. Donnellon Community Press guest columnist

What he fails to see is the site involves a constructed drain pipe system in an apartment parking lot built in the 1970s flowing onto residential property developed 20 or more years before that through a natural drainage swale that likely was undisturbed by the home construction and is decades or centuries older still. Since 1982, there is no authority in the O.R.C. for townships to spend tax dollars on drainage issues outside of the public right of way. Under limited home rule, Union Township could create the authority by resolution, but has not done so. It is and has been the policy of Union Township to act only to resolve drainage issues that directly affect the public right of way. If the trustees were to act to resolve the drainage issue on Dieckman Lane, it would be required to resolve every other private property drainage issue, which would bankrupt the township. For the supporting legal requirements, please see the U.S. Constitution, 14th amendment, Section 1 (equal protection). Timothy M. Donnellon is a Union Township trustee..

Where were you July 20, 1969? Where were you? I was sitting on the dusty floor of the rec hall at Camp Graham in Clarksville, Ohio, at 4-H camp July 20, 1969. Bob Sutton, our 4-H agent, set up a small black and white television for us to watch the first man walk on the moon. We were able to hear Neil Armstrong say: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I remember we could barely hear anything. The kids in front, closest to the TV, were trying to repeat everything and Bob finally told us all to quiet down and just watch. I remember the day being very hot, but we all bunched around the TV to see the landing. I was 10. I was fascinated by space, which as I learned in later years, so was the rest of the country. Before going to camp, I asked Mom to save all the newspapers so I could read about it once I got home. I made a scrapbook with photos and articles. How did we know back then we would have something like the Internet to help us remember

things like the first moon landing. Even though Al Gore may say d i f f e r e n t l y, things like space travel created the first computers Theresa L. that eventually Herron evolved into what we use Editor’s today and tools Notebook like the Internet. Google Apollo 11 and see how many hits appear. I remember seeing my Mom cry when the Apollo 1 astronauts died on the launch pad in 1967. I remember the Apollo 13 flight, that is now the Tom Hanks movie. I couldn’t get enough of space and often thought about being the first girl on the moon. That would make it two for two as the first people being from Ohio. My brothers took rockets in 4H and we would shoot them off in the backyard shouting how it was going to go all the way to the moon. Then, Daddy, grinning, would just look at us and ask who

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Diana Deimling, a flight nurse with University Hospital Air Care Unit, works to restock the helicopter after a flight. Deimling recently received a Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing.

Nurse saves lives, improves programs

As the only original member of the University Hospital Air Care Unit still in the sky, flight nurse Diana Deimling has dedicated the last 25 years of her life to saving lives. As part of the Air Care team, Deimling works hand-in-hand with the flight physician to stabilize patients and get them to treatment quickly. “It’s a very interesting, challenging job ... It’s important to bring a calm environment to wherever we go. To get there and to say, ‘It’s going to be OK,’” Deimling said. “A flight nurse is someone that can maintain their head while everything around them is chaotic.” In addition to her work in the sky, Deimling, 51, of Union Township, also spends time working with programs like EMS ridealongs and Air Care orientations. Her work in the sky and on the ground earned her the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which was presented in April. Deimling was nominated by Dr. William Hinckley, flight physician and medical director. Deimling and Hinckley

have been on a number of challenging flights together. Deimling recalls one in Union Township where the Air Care team was able to save a mother and her unborn child after a car crash. “When she’s not flying, she’s constantly seeking out ways to make Air Care better,” Hinckley said. “It’s the combination of what she does when she’s flying to save lives and the work she does religiously during her down-time that makes her great.” Deimling said while she was “pleasantly surprised” by the award, she thinks any of the flight nurses could have won. Deimling always wanted to be a nurse. When she was young, she enjoyed caring for the family’s pets. Then, after receiving her nursing degree, she worked in the emergency room and the intensive care unit at University, which eventually led to her job as a flight nurse. “I’d never flown on a helicopter before, but I really liked roller coasters. It’s something you don’t know you’ll like until you try it,” Deimling said. Deimling met her husband, Union Township Fire Chief Stan Deimling, when she was called to transport a patient.


The Clermont Inn Players

By Kellie Geist, John Seney and Mary Dannemiller

that I tweaked. Her recipe called for Pecans, but I thought mini chocolate chips sounded better,” Maldonado said. She also increased the amount of Whether it’s a refreshing fruit dip or powdered sugar in her version of the a delicious pie, every family has that recipe. one dish they always bring to the famMaldonado said once she made the ily picnics and holiChocolate Chip day parties. Cheese Ball dessert, it was an has pulled some of instant hit. the Tristate’s tastiest “Every time I dishes together for go somewhere, their Summer 2009 people ask for it cookbook. ... I haven’t Of the 63 recipes found anybody features in the cookyet that hasn’t book, here are some liked it,” she said. favorites submitted “It kind of tastes by Clermont County like cheesecake. moms. It goes really well Denise Byrum of with the graham New Richmond subcrackers, but PROVIDED once those are mitted spaghetti salad as her favorite sum- Kristy Hammons of Union Township hopes to gone, people just pass her recipe for Fruit Trifle on to her children. eat it with a mer recipe. She originally got spoon.” the recipe from a friend in graduate Maldonado said the trick to making school and improved on it to make it this dish perfect is to let the butter and her own. cream cheese soften before mixing. ”It’s a healthy and easy to make. I She added that while she usually serve it to my family for picnic-like serves it with regular graham cracker events,” she said. sticks, it’s fun to experiment with She said everyone in her family other dippers and flavors. likes the spaghetti salad, but she probSummer in the Hammons house ably likes it more than her husband isn’t indicated by the arrival of fireflies and son. or afternoons by the pool. “My husband is happy if he doesn’t But when Kristy Hammons, of have to cook,” said Byrum, who works Union Township, prepares the year’s at Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati. first fruit trifle, her family knows sumShe said she also does a lot of mer time has begun. crockpot cooking in the summer. “It was a dish my mother used to Another Clermont County favorite make that became a summer basic for is Kimberly Maldonado’s Chocolate us,” Hammons said. “I even gave up Chip Cheese Ball. my birthday cake so I could have fruit Maldonado, of Batavia, found the trifle instead.” basis for this recipe online when she was Her own children, ages 2 and 4, are looking for a dish to take to a picnic. too young to enjoy the medley of “It was actually a Kathie Lee recipe berries, cream and pound cake, but




Here are some recipes from Clermont County moms Spaghetti Salad 1

⁄2 box spaghetti (regular or whole wheat) ⁄2 bottle Italian dressing (light or regular) 2 cups Miracle Whip 1 small green pepper 1 small cucumber 3-4 small tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes Red/yellow pepper pieces (optional) Italian dressing packet (optional) 1

Prepare spaghetti to package directions and drain. Combine Italian dressing and Miracle Whip with the spaghetti and refrigerate until chilled. Dice vegetables and add just before serving. Serves 4.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 ⁄2 cup butter 1 ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 ⁄4 cup mini chocolate chips 1 box graham cracker sticks

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add sugars and beat together. Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour or until slightly firm. Remove plastic and cover the outside of the cheese ball in mini chocolate chips. Serve with graham cracker sticks.

Fruit Trifle

1 quart strawberries, thinly sliced 1 pint blueberries 2 teaspoons confectionery sugar 1 3.4 ounce package of French vanilla pudding 1 cup sour cream 1 cup milk 1 prepared pound cake 3 tablespoons orange juice 2 cups whipped cream Mix berries with confectionery sugar and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix pudding, sour cream and milk until blended. Cut pound cake into thick slices. Using a trifle bowl or deep serving bowl, place a layer of pound cake slices on the bottom. Sprinkle one tablespoon orange juice on the pound cake. Spread 1⁄3 cup of fruit mixture. Repeat steps two more times. Top with whipped cream and a few berries. Hammons hopes to pass the recipe on someday. “They’ll like it more as they get older, they’re just young and particular right now,” she said. “They like to eat the fruit, the pudding and the pound cake all separately.” For more recipes from moms in Clermont County and around the Tristate, pick up a free cookbook at Bigg’s.

24 and hamburgers and hot dogs last Saturday. In addition to contributions Karen from moms, a large amount of garlic Gutiérrez toast was donated • A couple gallons of marinara sauce is really managing by Tony Thompson, heavy. editor general manager of the LaRosa’s at • Spaghetti will be a Fourth and Madison gloopy mess if you don’t streets in Covingcoat it with something. ton. • Homemade desserts “I feel so thankmake up for a lot. ful for our Children’s • Moms and dads have a Hospital, and I love what Ronald huge heart for other families in need. McDonald House does for the families Twice now, members of Cincy- there,” Brehm said. “I think that this have donated, pre- is a wonderful way to give back to our pared and served dinner for families community.” It’s also a way to get young people staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children receive care at involved. They can help in the kitchen Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical before and after dinner. When it’s over, staff people at Center. Doing the meals is a great way to Ronald McDonald House give volunhave a tangible impact on people in teers a tour of the building, so everyneed, as well as introduce children to one learns more about the services provided to families. volunteering. We recommend it! For more information on getting Our efforts began when a Delhi mom, Elisha Brehm, read a post on involved, go to www.rmhcincinnati.˜ our site by a representative of Ronald org and click on “Ways to Volunteer.” The coordinator of meals and McDonald House. Brehm and another mom, Jenn activities is Lisa Davis, at 513-636Wilson of Alexandria, initiated the 2760. Volunteers and donors from Cincyproject, kept track of who was donating what, and made sure we had included Teresa Alexander of Amelia; Jennifer Arey of enough helping hands. Our members served spaghetti June Westwood; Elisha and Chad Brehm Things we learned while cooking dinner for 125 people at Ronald McDonald House:

Bees buzz

On stage

Local moms share favorite summer recipes


Moms become McVolunteers

The village of New Richmond is hosting the New Richmond Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way, New Richmond. Music is by the Ohio Military Band. The event is free. Call 553-4146.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, is hosting “Abuzz About Bees” at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Visitor Center at William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road in Batavia Township. Learn about Ohio bees. Search for bees buzzing around wildflowers. The program is free. Call 797-6081.

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Bridgid Short and David A. Levy in “Wanda's Visit.” are presenting “Three Courses of Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. in Batavia. The event features three one-act comedies: “The Spot,” by Steven Dietz; “Wanda’s Visit,” by Christopher Durang; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. The event includes dinner. The cost is $30 and reservations are required. The play runs through July 25. Call 732-2174.

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Jenn Wilson of Alexandria (left) and Mandy Gerth of Monfort Heights prepare salad for the Ronald McDonald House dinner served by and son, Chandler, of Delhi; Katie Folzenlogen of Loveland; Mandy Gerth and daughter, Brianna, of Monfort Heights; Lisa Griffith of Green Township; Rebecca Homan of Norwood; Laura Mester of Fort Thomas; Carolyn Miller-Williamson of Batavia; Erin Nester of Pierce Township, Eileen Pineau of North Avondale; Dyan Price of Ludlow; Melissa Shank of Batavia; Tony Thompson of Covington; Stephanie Thompson of Anderson Township; Jenn and Nick Wilson of Alexandria; Shelli Phelps of Union; and Gillian Woodward of Liberty Township. Thanks everyone! Karen Gutiérrez is managing editor of Reach her at, and follow local mom topics on


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Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 8533 Beechmont Ave. Discounts, smoothie tastings, giveaways, “Cone Hole,” “Pin the Cherry on the Sundae,” trivia and more. All ages. 721-3323. Cherry Grove.


Drop-In Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Stories, dance and a craft. Ages 3-6. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township. Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Ages 18 months to 3 years. Stories, songs and play. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


New Richmond Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Music by the Ohio Military Band. The Bandstand, George and Susanna Way. Free. Presented by Village of New Richmond. 5534146. New Richmond.


Senior Citizen Program and Lunch, 11 a.m. Central Baptist Church- Batavia, 3235 Williamsburg Bantam Road. Food and fellowship for seniors. Free. Registration required. 724-1033. Batavia.

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Health Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic, 4380 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. Blood pressure, height, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment recommended. 753-6325. Eastgate.


Comedy with a Cause 2009, 8 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Comedian PJ Walsh with opening act Dan Mahoney. Table seats include a drink. Adults only. Benefits Corey’s Courage, to offset the cost of Corey Nickell’s health care. $400 private table with server, $300 private table; $35 table seating, $20 theater seating. Reservations required by July 16. Presented by Corey’s Courage. 831-7777. Loveland.


Three Courses of Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St. Three one-act comedies: “The Spot,” by Steven Dietz; “Wanda’s Visit,” by Christopher Durang; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. Includes dinner. $30. Reservations required. Presented by The Clermont Inn Players. Through July 25. 732-2174. Batavia. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 8


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.

Dog Wash, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. Jamaica Mission Team washes dogs of all sizes and breeds. Benefits the Jamaica Mission Team’s trip to My Father’s House, a home for abandoned and orphaned children in Whitehouse Jamaica. Donations accepted. 231-4301. Anderson Township.



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Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbury, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by the Cincy Rockers, 8 p.m.-midnight. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave. Rides, games for all ages, music and food. Through July 19. 388-4466. Anderson Township.

Family Breakfast Meeting, 9 a.m. With guest speaker John Hutzel. Golden Corral Eastgate, 4394 Glen Este-Withamsville Road. $8 adults, $4 children. Reservations required by June 15. Presented by Business Men’s Fellowship USA Cincinnati-East Chapter. 8312029. Eastgate.


Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 3135 Lindale Mount Holly Road. Fresh-picked fruits and vegetables that are harvested several times each day and kept under refrigeration.797-8344. Amelia.

Children’s Story Time, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Passage Books, 126 Front St. Bilingual story telling, crafts, snacks and more. Ages 2 and up. Parents welcome. Free. 843-6333. New Richmond.


Abuzz About Bees, 11 a.m. William H. Harsha Lake, 2185 Slade Road. Visitor Center. Learn about Ohio bees. Search for bees buzzing around wildflowers. Free. 797-6081. Batavia.


Three Courses of Comedy, 7:30 p.m. Clermont Inn, 732-2174. Batavia.


Rumblin’ by the River Cruise-in, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Great Ohio River Paddle. Most waterready vehicle wins a prize. New Richmond Riverfront, Front Street and Susanna Way. Classic cars, trucks and show bikes gather on Front Street. Includes a band, DJ, door prizes, 50/50 and favorite trophy. Free. Presented by New Richmond Ohio Chamber of Commerce. 553-6485. New Richmond. Sporting Women Event, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Hills Rod and Gun Club, 5595 Anstaett Road. Outdoor sports program. Participants choose four novice to intermediate level classes. Lunchbreak features guest speaker, Dr. Stuart Bassman. Ages 14-17 must have parent or guardian present. Lunch and drinks included. $40. Registration required by July 12, available online. 528-2847. Batavia.


Williamsburg Garden Club Home Garden Tour, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Windy’s World, 127 W. Main St. Self-guided tour of eight private gardens. Four gardens feature artists from the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati. Rain or shine. $8, $7 advance. Presented by Williamsburg Garden Club. 724-3657. Williamsburg. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 9


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


The Clermont Inn Players are presenting “Three Courses of Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Clermont Inn, 180 E. Main St., Batavia. The event features three one-act comedies: “The Spot,” by Steven Dietz; “Wanda’s Visit,” by Christopher Durang; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. The event includes dinner. The cost is $30 and reservations are required. The play runs through July 25. Call 732-2174. Clint Bramkamp, Bridgid Short and Lee Anne Waldfogle perform a scene from “Three Courses of Comedy.”


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692. Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 0


The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Batavia Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Batavia Township, Main and Depot streets. Vegetables, fruits and eggs. 876-2418. Batavia. Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by the Stray Dogs, 5-9 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466. Anderson Township.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Summer Fun Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by the Bar Codes, 8 p.m.-midnight. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 388-4466. Anderson Township.


Busy Beavers, 1 p.m. Sycamore Park, 4200 Ohio 132. Discover what unique adaptations beavers have to survive. Includes hike along river for signs of beavers. Free. Presented by Clermont County Park District. 876-9013. Batavia.

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. UC Clermont College Art Gallery, 7325200. Batavia.


Choreographed Ballroom Dance Class, 7 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and more. Beginners welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

HAPPY HOURS Summer Enrichment Program, 9 a.m.noon, continues Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 14. Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road. For children with IEP’s or special needs. Includes reading and math three days a week with teacher and two assistant teachers. Fourweek program. $400. Registration required. Presented by Leap Beyond Therapy. 2325327. Anderson Township.


Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 379-4900. Anderson Township. Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.

Buttons and Bows Round Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Phase III-IV round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


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Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, à la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.75-$8.85; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Latitudes, 2339888. Anderson Township.


Drop-In Story Time, 10 a.m. Williamsburg Branch Library, 594 Main St. Stories, games, songs and crafts. All ages. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 7241070. Williamsburg. Drop-In Babytime Story Time, 10 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Listen to stories, learn new songs and bounces to do with baby. Ages birth-18 months. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 528-1744. Union Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown. Wilfert Farms, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wilfert Farms, 797-8344. Amelia. Farmer’s Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, 6876 Main Street, Presented by Village of Newtown. 825-2280. Village of Newtown.


Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Cherry Grove.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Latitudes, 2339888. Anderson Township.


Wednesday at the Movies, 2 p.m. “In Love We Trust” directed by Wang Xiaoshuai. Doris Wood Branch Library, 180 S. Third St. Adults. Free. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 732-2128. Batavia.


Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Castle, 683-4686. Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Cherry Grove.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Shooters Sports Grill, 774-7007. Loveland.


Explorer’s Club, 10 a.m. New Richmond Branch Library, 103 River Valley Blvd. Music, art, dance and drama, with snacks and crafts. Grades K-4. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 553-0570. New Richmond.


Drop-In Toddler Time Story Time, 10 a.m. Union Township Branch Library, 528-1744. Union Township.

PUBLIC HOURS THE NANCY AND DAVID WOLF COLLECTION The Cincinnati Art Museum will host family activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30, at the museum’s Artworld. The exhibit, “Outside the Ordinary,” at the museum through Sept. 13, inspires hands-on, family-friendly activities, including puzzles, sculpture building, art making and more at Artworld. Artworld is free and reservations are not required. Visit Pictured is “Wall Piece 3644,” by Therman Statom, part of “Outside the Ordinary.”

Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Lake Isabella, 521-7275. Symmes Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, and Friday, July 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Music Hall. For tickets call 513241-2742 or


Community Journal

July 15, 2009


Death has no favorites – even celebrities die them the same A lot of famous people favoritism we do and have died recently and that back off. bothers us. It bothers us How unsettled we because the fact of death are when we become bothers us terribly. aware that death plays In every life death anxino favorites. ety is operative in great and The day of our small ways. Leavings and death losings are not on our agenFather Lou thought ofisas faralways off. da. Guntzelman The day we come to And the second reason we’re bothered over these Perspectives know we will eventually die – not know it recent deaths is because they have shattered our supposi- merely in our minds but realize it in our hearts – that day is the day tions. We suppose that if a person we become a philosopher. Thereafter we pose momentous has prestige, wealth, celebrity and popularity that those facts bring questions to ourselves and it takes with them a certain degree of the rest of our lives to answer them. immortality. It’s a sad occurrence when We suppose important people (presuming they are) have a favored people never even let charmed life and are too important themselves get to the questions. Among the questions that arise to lose. Death is supposed to show are ones such as: How should I

live knowing I will die some day? Why love anyone at all if they can be taken away from me, and I from them? Is it better to be cautious and avoid the risk of great love for someone in order to be safe from the heartache of grief? Is there more life after this world’s life that is even more desirable, or is there only disintegration and dry nothingness? Is there a God who created me, loves me, and keeps me alive eternally? The alternative to struggling with questions such as these is to employ certain defenses against the questions ever arising. Hedonism says we can become impervious to death anxiety if we “eat, drink, and be merry.” Denial says, “Just don’t think about it and keep busy.” Agnostic practicality asks,

“Why try to live life wholeheartedly if it will all end?” Ernest Becker acknowledges this strange way of thinking: “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we shrink from being fully alive.” Will it help us diminish death anxiety if we draw back from life, from deeply loving, from compassion and enjoyment and closeness to another person? The answer - like so many other answers – is another of life’s paradoxes. Knowing death will come for us some day is the very factor that makes it possible for us to live life now in an authentic fashion. For what is limited is precious, what is plentiful becomes cheap. Knowing our years are limited

urges us to appreciate their preciousness. Death – rather being only a cause of bleak pessimism – ought to be a catalyst to enjoy authentic life modes now. Poet Mary Oliver puts it well: When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms. … I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Use cash instead of debit to avoid overdraft charges The nation’s banks continue to raise fees on everything from credit cards to checking accounts. Banks say they need the money to make up for losses they incur during this recession. But customers and consumer groups are crying foul. Banks have come under much criticism for making it easy for customers to spend more money than they have in their account so they can assess overdraft fees. People like Bridget Felts of Milford are furious. She received three overdraft charges recently and said it’s

not fair. “This was for a total of a negative $5.90, and they are chargme, Howard Ain ing with one Hey Howard! fee that w a s already taken off, $104 – for $5.90. I was just dumbfounded,” Felts said. Felts’ bank had agreed to drop one charge, but not the other two. “It’s a negative $5.90, from what they’re telling me

because, if you look at the statement, it shows I have money the whole time – it never went negative. But they keep saying, ‘It’s for pending. It’s for pending,’ ” she said. The “pending” charges are for two debit card purchases of less than $5 each. “We budget our biweekly checks to the penny so $104, that’s our grocery money, that’s our gas in our car. It’s devastating. I was literally begging these people to give me my money back,” Felts said. After several calls the bank agreed to return the

fees, but Felts said what happened is wrong. “The punishment should fit the crime. If there’s a negative $5.90 balance, $104 is absurd, it’s absolutely ridiculous … It’s not right. It can take months for families to recoup these losses,” Felts said. “I’m a family of five, every penny counts, and they’re just taking it like, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal,’ ” she said. As with others I’ve seen in this situation, most of the overdraft fees are caused by the use of a debit card. Instead of putting those

small charges on her debit card she could have paid cash, and Felts says she’s now learned her lesson. “Use cash. People need to start using cash more often,” she said. Felts said the government is enacting new credit card laws and should reevaluate what the banks are doing. The Federal Reserve is now deciding whether to crack down on automatic overdraft protection. A rule is expected later this year that would prevent banks from manipulating the order of checks and deb-

its so they maximize overdraft fees. Meanwhile, Congress is also listening to consumers and a proposal there would require banks to tell customers when they are at risk of incurring overdraft fees at an ATM machine or cash register so they can cancel the transaction. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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July 15, 2009

Kids with egg, dairy allergy can still eat cake One of the most fun things about writing this column is the feedback I get from you. No matter where I am, whether it’s the grocery store, Macy’s, teaching a class or speaking to a group, someone comes up and mentions my column. I have Rita a l w a y s Heikenfeld b e l i e v e d Rita’s kitchen t h a t ’ s because this column isn’t just about food: it’s a “place� where we gather each week and share recipes, memories, tips, opinions. A good example of this is Michelle Smith, a New Richmond reader, who requested an eggless cake for son Ethan’s 4th birthday. Clermont County reader Annie Hoffman, a cottage baker, came to the rescue. The bonus is the cake is dairy-free, too.

Annie’s dairy-free, eggless chocolate cake

Annie says, “The kids will love this cake.� Will make 26 cupcakes, a 9-by-13 pan, a 12-by-9 pan or even an 8-by-8 pan. Annie likes to use a 12by-9 pan or 8-by-8 square for thicker cake. Just adjust the baking time: 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes; start testing cakes about 25 minutes. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done. Don’t overbake. Temperature: 350 degrees for all. 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 ⠄3 cup Canola (she uses Kroger) oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons white/ clear vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla Combine dry ingredients

in one bowl. Combine wet ingredients together in one bowl. Mix both together and beat until smooth. Pour into sprayed pan. Annie says cupcakes won’t be very tall but will be very moist.

Dairy-free fluffy frosting

Use vegetable shortening, not Crisco or any shortening that’s non-hydrogenated (Annie says it slides off the cake due to formula change to make it non-hydrogenated – it’s OK for cupcakes but will slide off sides of cake), so use Kroger or other store, generic brand that says vegetable shortening/hydrogenated. See my tip below. Use any flavor extract you like. 1

⠄2 cup vegetable shortening 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted 5 tablespoons water 1 ⠄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 teaspoon almond extract (opt.) 1 ⠄4 teaspoon butter flavoring (Wilton brand since it’s a

clear color) – opt. Put everything in bowl. Mix on low to incorporate. Scrape, then turn on medium for eight minutes. This will incorporate air so don’t skip this step – otherwise you’ll wind up with sugary, not fluffy, frosting. Makes 4 cups. Refrigerates up to six weeks – bring to room temp and rewhip on low. Chocolate: Start adding cocoa powder to taste, and, if necessary, a bit more water. “Makes the fudgiest frosting.�

On the Web

For another good eggless recipe plus tips on making a box cake eggless/dairy-free, log onto my Web version of this column at or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Trouble with shortening: If you’ve experienced trouble with recipes using non-hydrogenated shorten-

ing (that makes it healthier), switch back to hydrogenated. Seems like most trouble is with pie crusts/frostings. I know, I know, hydrogenated shortening is not as healthy as non-hydrogenated but really, it’s not something any of us eat on a daily basis. Annie and I agree you should use what makes your recipes taste and look great. Otherwise, you’re wasting money, time and compromising flavor and appearance.

Like Famous Recipe’s slaw

For Mrs. Whitmer and several others. Go to taste on vinegar, sugar, lemon juice. 1

â „3 cup sugar â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „8 teaspoon pepper 1 â „4 cup milk 1 â „2 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup buttermilk 11â „2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 21â „2 tablespoons lemon juice 1

8 cups finely chopped cabbage 1 â „4 cup grated carrots Whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Rooting out recipes

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Recipe clairfication

Dreamsicle cake: Some readers are confused as to the Kool-Aid called for in the recipe. It’s 1/4 teaspoon and yes, it’'s dry. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@ with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at







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Wife is now home from hospital T h e s e l a d i e s were so helpful, caring and loving. On Saturday her George bt h li non ion gd Rooks count was Ole 1.34 and to Fisherman itbe had at least 2 before she could be released. I was going to go to church Sunday morning, but I called her and said I was going to come on down to be with her. There were a lot of prayers going up for her. I got down to the hospital and the doctor came in around 10:45 and seemed to have a grin on his face, he said her blood count was 2.09 and she could go home. Boy I could have given him a big hug! So by 1:30 p.m. we were on our way to get a prescription filled and home. Now folks the first day when I left to come home without my gal, it was very hard leaving her there but it was a must. She is doing good. Thanks to the Good Lord and the doctors. Did you see the picture in the paper about the feller that caught the record grass carp in Kentucky. It


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Air Force Airman Nicholas M. Motley graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Motley is the son of Kris and Dena Motley of Amelia. He is a 2008 graduate of Amelia High School.

weighed 58 pounds. The feller had a time landing the fish. The fishing here at East Fork is good with some fine catches of crappie, catfish and bluegills and a few carp being caught. Now these carp will give a good fight. I didn’t forget about the bass, that takes another type of fishing to catch them. These bass fishermen have an arsenal of plugs to use. Every Tuesday evening here at East Fork there is a bass tournament and the weigh-in is around 9 p.m. at the Tate Ramp, so stop in and watch it. Also the Boar’s Head Bait Shop in Afton has crappie tournaments two Sundays a month. Their weigh-in is around 4 p.m. at the Afton side. The garden is starting to grow due to the drier weather. Thank God, some of the plants are not growing as good as they would if the sun was warmer, but they will gradually. We got a nice head of cabbage and some broccoli the other day. Start your week by going to the church of your choice and praise the Good Lord. God Bless All. 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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Howdy folks, Well, we lost another good friend to the Lord. This feller was a farmer and a hard worker. He also had a dairy of 40 cows. His wife went to heaven several years ago, so now Henry Stahl joins her. Their farm was next to ours as I was growing up and my brother and I sometimes helped them out. Last Tuesday Ruth Ann was feeling bad so we went to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital Anderson. After a chest cat scan they found she had blood clots in both lungs. After another test they found another one behind her left knee. The doctor seems to think the ones in her lungs came from the one behind her knee. She was admitted to the hospital and it seems they were short of blood, as they took samples from her about every two to three hours! Not really, I’m kidding about the shortage! She was also anemic so they gave her two units of blood and she perked up and had a better color in her face. She was in the hospital from Tuesday until Sunday. Her arms were in bad shape due to the blood being taken, but the ones who took it were very good. The nursing was wonderful.

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Community Journal


July 15, 2009

Meyer Aquascapes host Pondarama 2009 Meyer Aquascapes is hosting their seventh annual Pondarama 2009. Thirty-four beautiful water features where homeowners are opening their piece of paradise so others can experience the joys and beauty of water gardening. Water features are located in Anderson, Amberley, Blue Ash, Cleves/Bridgetown, Colerain, Delhi/ Green Township, Evendale, Harrison, Liberty Township, Loveland, Milford, Morrow, North Bend, Reading and in the following communities in Kentucky; Boone County, Cold Spring, Covington, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas and Taylor Mill. The two-day, self-guided tour of water gardens displays ecologically-balanced ponds of various sizes and shapes and pondless waterfalls and streams. The tour

is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26, rain or shine. Selected features will be open Saturday evening for night viewing. Thirteen new additions were added to the tour this year. There is something for everybody. There will be nine pondless waterfalls with streams ranging from 10 feet to 55 feet, twentyfive ponds and five bubbling rocks. The two-day admission price has been waived this year. Visit www.aquascapes. com and click on the Pondarama icon. For further information about the Aquascapes Ponds or to download the brochure go to and click on Pondarama or call 941-8500.


This year’s Literacy Council Spelling Bee ended in a three-way tie for first. From left are members of the Clermont Senior Services, Clermont County Education Service Center and Locust Corner Community Church teams.

Spelling words make history, taste sweet By Sharon Brumagem

With 40 rounds and a three-way tie for first place, the 17th annual Literacy Spelling Bee left a sweet taste in the mouths of team members for Clermont

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Senior Services, Clermont County Education Service Center and Locust Corner Community Church. “We hosted a historymaking event this year,” said Spelling Bee Co-Chair Kathleen Gillespie. “This is the first time the bee ended in a three-way tie. I’m looking forward to next year’s bee already. The fun competition should be even greater at Spelling Bee 2010.” Literacy Council Director Susan Vilardo agreed. “We had an exceptional group of spellers.” (All three winning teams spelled their way into the top three at last year’s bee.) Altogether, 13 teams participated in the bee, which is the Literacy Council’s major fundraising event each year. The event took place at the Firefighters Hall in Milford. The Clermont “Senor” Services spellers, Beth Rawdon, Jason Palm and Bill DeHass, earned their third consecutive win, while the CSS cheering section’s party-like fiesta, won the

“most team spirit” award. Western Brown Local School District’s team, The Hamersville Lab Rats, aka, Katie Menard, Krystal Haney, Lori Sams and Alternate Kellie Day, dressed as mad scientists with white rats, winning the best costume contest. Members of the Clermont County Education Service team were: Kelly Maples, Beth Muskopf and Dawn Betts. Paul Ringhand, Larry Chaney and Sally Kay represented Locust Corner Community Church. It was the church’s second appearance in the spelling bee. Other teams who participated were: Clermont County Public Library, Literacy Council of Clermont & Brown Counties, U.S. Grant Career Center, UC Clermont College, Workforce One of Clermont County, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church “Saints,” St. Timothy Episcopal Church “Cherubim,” Child Focus and Great Oaks Career Campuses. Sharon Averwater, Ted Groman and Tim McCartney served as judges.

Jerry Eichert was the pronouncer. The Literacy Council staff thanks Duke Energy, UC Clermont College and Literacy Council Board member Jerome Eichert for being the major sponsors this year. A big thank you also goes to the dozens of people who gave monetary gifts, contributed or bid on items for the silent auction, and donated or bought items in the ‘fire’ sale. “We (can’t forget to) thank the Milford Firefighters for the use of their Community Hall,” Gillespie said. Kroger, LaRosa’s, Little Caesar’s, Donato’s, Batelle’s Bakery & Catering, Literacy Council volunteers and the Locust Corner Community Church ladies donated the lunch. International Paper contributed the drinks. The event, although designed as a fundraiser, serves to highlight those organizations that aspire to teach adults to read, to earn their GED, to further their education and to improve their life and those of their families.

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Melissa Meyer, of Amelia was appointed to the State Board of Nursing, which provides for the examination, regulation, licensing, and registration of nurses, nursing school curriculum standards and inspection of the schools. Meyer has served as the director of education and training for the Southwest Ohio Region of Planned Parenthood since 2007. She previously served the Southwest Ohio Region of Planned Parenthood as an education and training specialist from 2001 to 2007. Meyer also serves as a member of the Cincinnati Regional Advisory Group. She received a nurse practitioner license from the Cincinnati Public School of Practical Nursing in 1991.

Lawyers recognized in top 5 percent

Twenty-nine lawyers at Keating Muething & Klekamp (KMK) made the 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers(r) list. Ohio Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 areas of practice. Each attorney listed in Ohio Super Lawyers was chosen by their peers as being among the best in their profession. The local KMK lawyers recognized in the 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers listing are noted with the practice area for which they are recognized: Patricia B. Hogan of Milford, Intellectual Property; and Gary P. Kreider of New Richmond, Securities & Corporate Finance.

Religion Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting a Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Members of the Clough United Methodist Church Jamaica Mission Team will be washing dogs of all sizes and breeds. Donations will be accepted for the mission team’s trip next June to My Father’s House, a home for abandoned and orphaned children in Whitehouse Jamaica. For information about My Father’s House, visit For more information about Clough UMC, visit The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m.

to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township; 2314301;

Cranston Memorial Presbyterian Church

Community Church of Nazarene

Eastgate Community Church

The church will host Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter Ohio 2099 Batavia. Meetings are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Thursday. The church is at 4650 Ohio 132, Batavia; 575-9155.

The church is hosting a grilled pork dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children. The church is at Washington and Union streets, New Richmond; 553-2397. The church is hosting Summer Fun from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Clough Pike at Glen EsteWithamsville Road, Union Township. The event includes free hamburgers and drinks, gifts for children and adults, and two door

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prizes given at noon and 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and all ages. The church is at 4440 Ohio 132, Batavia; 943-3926.

Glen Este Church of Christ

The church is hosting The Meltons in Concert Sunday, July 26. George Melton will preach and the Meltons will sing special gospel music during each worship service at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and a full concert at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 937 CincinnatiBatavia Pike, Glen Este; 7538223.

Laurel United Methodist

The church hosts Sunday School at

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

The church is at 513 Market St., New Richmond.

Locust Corner United Methodist Church

The church is hosting Praise in the Park from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Burke Park in Bethel. It is a free Christian concert featuring contemporary Christian music the band Alter East. The event also includes festivities including volleyball, cornhole, basketball and contests with prizes. It is a free family friendly event. Bring lunch and seating. The church is at 1005 Batavia Pike, Glen Este; 753-1993.

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

True Church of God

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

Vineyard Eastgate Community Church

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann



EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

Real Life Assembly of God 2300 Old SR. 32, Batavia, OH 45103 513-735-4228 Sundays Adult Service 10:30am Super Church 10:30am Royal Rangers 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study, Youth Group & Kids Club 7:00pm Tuesday & Thursday Joe’s Place Teen Center 1:00-4:00pm Real People, Real Issues, Real Life

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

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

FRIENDSHIP Lutheran Church (ECLA)

Come Experience The Presence of the Lord In Our Services

Growing our Faith, Family & Friends Sunday Worship 10:00AM (Child Care Available) Sunday School (Ages 3-12) 9:30AM


1300 White Oak Road Amelia, Ohio 513-752-5265

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


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


CHURCH OF CHRIST Bethel Church of Christ

Traditional Worship 8:30am Contemporary Worship 11am Sunday School 9:45am 125 E Plane St Bethel OH 734.2232

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

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

Pastor: Tom Bevers

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MT REPOSE 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


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 Morning Worship – 10:00am Prayer Time – 5:30pm Sunday Evening – 6:00pm WED. Prayer & Bible Study – 7:00pm Nursery provided for all services


212 Prather Rd. Felicity, OH Pastor: Chad Blevins 876-2565 Sunday School 9:45am 10:45am Sunday Worship Sunday Eve. Childrens Mission 6:00pm Sunday Eve. Adult Discipleship 6:00pm 7:00pm Sunday Eve. Worship Wed. Eve. Adult Bible Study 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



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

Trinity United Methodist

Children’s Worship and Childcare 10:30am Corner of Old SR 74 and Amelia-Olive Branch Rd 732-1400


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



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

UNITED METHODIST We’re trying a New Blend


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 Contemporary and traditional with live music and multi-media.


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

Amelia United Methodist Church “To Become and Make Disciples Of Christ”

Schedule of Services: Sunday School 9:00-9:45am; Sunday Morrning Celebration 10:00am - Nursery provided; Childrens Ministry 10:00; Sunday Evening Operation Great Commission 6:00pm; Wed - Bible Study 7:00pm; Wed. - Youth Group 7:00pm.


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available


Faith United Methodist Church 180 North Fifth Street, Batavia, Ohio David W. Phaneuf - Minister 732-2027 Sunday School 9:15am; Worship 10:30am Nursery Provided United Methodist Youth, Men & Women Organizations Handicap Accessibility


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

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

Located at 19 East Main Street (St. Rt. 125 & Church St.) Amelia, Ohio


Sunday School Class 9:30 a.m.

Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m.

Children’s & Junior Church During Service Infant / Toddler Nursery Available

AUMY! Youth Group grades 6 to 12 Sunday evenings 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Come Join Us…. Marc Quinter, Pastor

Contemporary and Traditional live Worship Music and Multimedia

HOUSE OF RESTORATION WORSHIP CENTER 1487 SR 131, Milford, OH Rev. Jeff Wolf 575-2011

6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporary Services: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Service: Sunday - 10:30 am

B elfast U n ited M eth o d ist C h u rch 2297 St. Rt. 131 Goshen, Ohio Rev. Ronald Slater, Pastor 724-2715 9:15am Sunday W orship Sunday School 10:30am Nursery, Junior Church

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 402 W. Plane St. Bethel, Ohio 513-734-7201 Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:45am Contemporary Worship 9:30am Sunday 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

MT MORIAH UNITED METHODIST 681 Mt. Moriah Dr, Withamsville

513-752-1333 Worship: 9:00am & 10:30am Sundays We Love Children:

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care, Youth G roup (7-12 grades)

St. Bernadette Church

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Owensville United Methodist Church

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

day Worship o s p Se ce 8 30a , 10:30am 0 30 Sunday Service......8:30am, Sunday School.......................9:30am w/nursery & children’s church A special prayer and healing service on the 1st Sunday evening of each month at 7:00pm

Pastor Mike Smith


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

Ask us for information about Angel Food Ministries

Place orders by August 9 Pick up Aug 15, 10am-noon

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


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

You Welcomes Y

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

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


A New Life - A New Prospective A New Song

Pastor: Michael Fite info: 753-3159 Meeting at WT Elementary 1/2 mile east of I-275 on SR 125

Sunday Worship. 10:00am

THE SALVATION ARMY Worship & Service Center 87 N. Market Street Batavia, OH 45103


Church of the Nazarene Rev. Scott Wade, Senior Pastor Rev. Dale Noel, Chaplain & Care Pastor Mark Owen, Director of Music and Worship Mitch Scott, Director of Youth SUNDAY: Sunday School (All Ages)....................... 9:30am Celebration of Worship.........................10:30am Children’s Worship. (1st-6th Grades).................. ...........10:30am Bible Study............................................6:00pm Youth Worship........................................6:00pm Special Music each week Nursery Care Provided Handicapped Accessible MONDAY: Ladies’ Prayer Group.................10:30am WEDNESDAY: Adults Prayer Meeting............................7:00pm Youth Small Group - ages 12-18............7:00pm Small Groups meet in various locations and at different times throughout the week. S.Charity & E. Water Sts. Bethel, Ohio 45106 513-734-4204 Office: M-F 8:00am - 2:00pm E-mail:

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FIRST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 6208 Guinea Pike, Milford, OH 45150 Pastor Melvin Moore Church: 513-575-5450 A Loving Church in Jesus Name 10:00am Sunday School Sunday Morning Worship 10:45am Thur. Prayer & Bible Study 7:00pm Nursery Provided for Sunday Morning Worship

513-732-6241 - Sunday School 10:00am- Worship 11:00am Captain Aaron A. Boone, Sr. Captain Amber S. Boone Commanding Officers/Ministers

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN (USA) LOVELAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH A Loving, Praying, Caring Church Join us for Sunday Services Worship Service........................10:00am Church School............................11:15am CONNECT Youth Service.............6-8pm Fellowship/Coffee Hour after Worship Nursery Provided/Youth Group Activities 360 Robin Ave. (off Oak St.), Loveland OH


Men and Women’s groups, Active Seniors “Vagabonds” that gather and travel Pastor: Randy Lowe

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 Mark Otten, Pastor


Amelia/Withamsville - 3mi. East of I-275 1177 West Ohio Pike (SR125)-Phone 752-2525 Sunday School 9:30am Worship 10:30am

Rev. James R. Steiner, Interim Pastor Nursery care provided

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 199 Gay Street Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 Phone: 513-724-7985 Sunday School: 9:30A.M. Worship:10:30A.M.(SupervisedNursery) PRESCHOOL: Tues, Weds, Thurs

PASTORS: Bill Bowdle -Sr. Pastor Steve Fultz - Assoc. Pastor; Dustin Nimmo - Youth Pastor Janet Bowdle - Children’s Pastor


Sunday 10:30am ... Holy Eucharist Handicap Accessible 513-753-4115

Williamsburg g


United Methodist Church

Where Faith and Life Bond for Blessing

25 Amelia Olive Branch Rd.


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


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

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


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

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


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Pasture grazing school starts Aug. 4 Community Press Staff Report

Agriculture/Natural Resources Program Coordinator Latham Farley. The three-part program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4; Wednesday, Aug. 5; and Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Felicity Community Center, 2003 Main St. “We will discuss a variety of different topics each evening, and on the third evening we will take a pasture walk so participants

If you keep livestock in Clermont County, you will want to attend the Ohio State University (OSU) Extension-Clermont’s Grazing School. “This is a great opportunity to learn how to manage pasture land properly, even when dealing with a small amount of acreage,” said

can get a better idea on optimum grazing conditions,” said Farley. Among the topics to be covered at grazing school: Pasture plant growth, environmental impacts of grazing, fencing options and mineral supplementation. The cost of the class is $35, which includes a book and a pasture stick. A pasture stick is a little longer than a yard stick and is

used to show the amount of forage available per acre, the height of the grass, lines of when to graze the pasture and when to stop. Refreshments will be provided by the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information or to register, contact OSU Extension-Clermont at (513) 732-7070. The deadline to register is July 22.

Home safety checks help reduce falls in seniors Fortunately, falls among older adults can be prevented. In fact, several steps can be taken to reduce the risk of falling. These steps include: Having a safety inspection done on your home, exercising regularly to increase strength and improve balance, and asking your physician to review medications to reduce the risk of harmful side effects. Having a vision check at least once a year, improving lighting in your home and reducing hazards that can lead to falls such as eliminating throw rugs and

Unintentional falls are a threat to the lives, independence and health of adults ages 65 and older. Every 18 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in this population dies as a result of their injuries. Although one in three older adults fall each year in the United States, falls are not an inevitable part of aging. There are proven strategies that can reduce falls and help older adults live better and longer.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Rebecca Hardyman, 32, 689 Hopewell, Felicity, student. Thomas Hart, 34, 154 Paradise Lane, Williamsburg, roofer, and Deborah Mancini, 34, 154 Paradise Lane, dental assistant. Brandon D. Barnes, 27, 1893 Ohio 774, Hamersville, construction, and Sierra Weatherspoon, 19, 193 Ohio 774, Hamersville, child care provider.

Jeremy Johnson, 20, 317 South Lane, Bethel, technician, and Bethany Eubanks, 19, 412 Bethel Concord, Bethel, pharmacy technician. Chad Arnold, 34, 689 Hopewell, Felicity, receiving clerk, and

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TUESDAY IS CARLOAD NIGHT! $18 (6 people max.) BOX OFFICE/CONCESSION OPEN 7:30 • ADULT $7.00 • CHILD 4-11 $4.00 8.8 miles east of I-275 on Beechmont Ave. between Amelia & Bethel


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Three tasty one-act comedies are on the July menu at the Clermont Inn on Main Street in Batavia, a perfect way to spend a summer evening: “The Spot,” by Steven Dietz; “Wanda’s Visit,” by Christopher Durang; and “The Tarantino Variation,” by Seth Kramer. All are directed by Cincinnati theatre veteran Jim Waldfogle and produced by Lynne Aronson. The show runs: July 17-18 and 24-25.

Cinema 10

Movie Hotline 947-3333 - SENIOR WEDNESDAY $ 4.50 ALL DAY Seniors 65 & Over



are conducted by trusted members of the community, mainly fire and EMS department personnel who volunteer to perform the checks. If you are 65 years or older and are interested in scheduling a free home safety inspection, contact Carol Kisner, 735-8412, or Denise Franer, RN, 7358421, at the Nursing Division of the Clermont County General Health District. After receiving a home safety inspection and having fall risks identified, you can be eligible for a free grab bar installed in your home.

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Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes during the filming of a political commercial? “The Spot” takes you to the set. You’ll never look at a political spot the same way again. In “Wanda’s Visit,” Jim and Marsha are the perfect couple, destined to live happily ever after … until Jim’s old girlfriend Wanda pays a funny visit. “The Tarantino Variation” introduces us to Mr.

Almost 2,500 athletes from all across Ohio participated in the 2009 Special Olympics State Summer Games June 26, June 27 and June 28 at the Ohio State University. Competition will be held in 12 sports: Aquatics, athletics (track and field), bocce, bowing, cycling, gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, softball throw, tennis and volleyball. From Clermont County,

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A respectable funeral home won’t mind being put to the test.

Tomatoes, new potatoes, green beans, squash, peaches, green peppers, apples and sweet corn. Monday - Friday 9AM-6PM; Saturday & Sunday 9AM-5PM

3 miles west of Anderson Ferry

The American Legion Auxiliary of Post 72, Mount Carmel, just finished the annual Poppy Sale to benefit the Disabled American Veterans. They collected $5,000 last year. They donated $2,500 to the Georgetown Ohio Veterans Home for a therapy room for Alzheimer’s patients and $2,500 to the Fisher House, a resident home adjacent to the Veterans Hospital downtown. The Poppy Queens are: Kayla Bayer, 8, and Gracy Bayer, 5.

Puce, Mr. Fuchsia and Mr. Mauve, three gangsters who are holding each other at gunpoint. Too bad no one is quite sure who’s supposed to be bumping off whom. The cast of Clermont Inn veterans and newcomers includes East Walnut Hills’ Clint Bramkamp; Rebecca Coots, a resident of Florence, Ky.; Fort Wright’s Rammi Esreb; David A. Levy of Blue Ash; Milford resident Bridgid Short; and

Lee Anne Waldfogle, who lives in Cherry Grove. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost for a complete evening of dinner and a show is $30. Dinner as always will be drawn from the Clermont Inn’s celebrated menu of homemade favorites. Seating is limited; reservations are required and are available by calling 7322174.

the following MRDD athletes participated: Rocky Arnett, Tate Township; Dwayne Castle, Milford; Ryan Chowning, Milford; Melissa Doyle, Union Township; Brian Dunkmann, Blanchester; Jackie Foy, Union Township; Chris Gerth, Union Township; Chris Hart, Stonelick Township; Denise Hendrickson, Union Township; Marco Huber, Union Township; Gary Kasarcik, Amelia; Misty Kincaid, Owensville;

Cathy Mooi, Loveland; Teresa Reilley, Batavia; Ellen Thompson, Loveland; Bill Thompson, Milford; Harvey Troxell, Withamsville; Delbert Witt, Goshen; Desziray Woessner, Owensville; Jarod Allen; Natasha Bailey; Kirsten Carlson; Mark Drew; Emily Fleming; Amanda Haines; James Harding; John Harding; George McCollum; Jeff McMillian; Krystal Price; Cassie Slone; John Thieman; Holly Walsh; and David Whittaker.


Q. Are you staffed by licensed funeral professionals specially trained to guide me through the arrangement process? Q. Are you an established community member with a respectable history of service? Q. Do you offer a guaranteed funeral program and secure funding options? Q. Can I count on you to provide caring, personalized service and to honor my family’s individual needs? Q. Will you answer my questions without obligation?

At T.P. WHITE & SONS our answer is always YES!


Home Grown Fruits & Vegetables

Poppy queens

Athletes participate in Special Olympics




Clermont Inn presents ‘Three Courses of Comedy’

Pierce Point


CONCESSION SPECIAL FRI. & SAT. 7:00 PM SHOWS DURING JULY NIGHTLY AT 7:00 PM LATE SHOWS: FRI. & SAT. - 10:00 PM MATINEES: EVERYDAY 12:30 & 3:30PM MATINEE (All AGES) $4.00 EVENING: Adults (12-59) $6.00 Child (3-11) $4.00 • Senior (60+) $4.00

extension cords also may be helpful. These simple precautions can make all the difference when it comes to staying safe and healthy. The Clermont County Senior Safety Coalition works to reduce falls. The Senior Safety Program is part of the Clermont County Health District and key coalition members include local fire and EMS departments, Clermont County Senior Services, Clermont County Community Services and other organizations interested in senior safety. Home safety checks


At participating Shell stores only.





Scott A. Seebohm, 26, 5049 Ohio 132, disorderly conduct, June 24. Tony L. Callahan, 35, 4121 Park Ave., disorderly conduct, June 24. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, June 25.

Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct

A fight occurred at 51 Main St., June 25.

Domestic violence

At Deercreek Drive, June 26.


$100 taken at 51 W. Main, June 22. Flower pot taken from patio at 11 Cecelia Drive, June 23.



Melissa A. Aleshire, 27, 3753 Westmond, telephone harassment, assault, June 15. Randall K. Hutchins, 22, 2240 Salvador, disorderly conduct, June 20. Joshua A. Schaffner, 28, 171 Spring St. No. 1, warrant, June 22. Kelly A. Taylor, 41, 160 S. Riverside, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 22.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Door kicked in at 489 North St., June 26.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 173 W. Glen, June 20.

Criminal trespass

Trespassing on balcony at 173 W. Glen, June 19.


Medication taken at 171 Spring St. No. 8, June 22. Flower planters taken; $200 at 270 North St., June 27.


Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct

Female acted in disorderly manner at 758 Washington St., June 27.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 515 Market St., June 20.

PIERCE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Robert M. Steinbuck, 20, 2557 Poplar Ridge, theft, June 21. Juvenile, 17, theft, drug paraphernalia, June 21. Ruby Sparks, 31, 13191 Meeker, theft, criminal trespass, June 20. Jessica Walston, 20, 310 Brown St., theft, June 20. Jamie M. Harden, 36, 1614 Ohio 743, drug possession, June 19. Zachori B. Buchanan, 19, 3865 Golden Meadow, drug possession, June 22. Christopher B. Brock, 23, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 207, warrant, June 6. Tina M. Young, 39, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 228, warrant, June 8. Luke Daly, 27, 2370 Ohio 222, warrant, June 12. Juvenile, 16, warrant, June 11. Steven A. Orick, 24, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 211, warrant, June 10. Jordan R. Bradford, 19, 164 Stillmeadow Drive, disorderly conduct, June 23. Khristopher J. Willis, 40, 1975 Ohio 2133, telephone harassment, June 22. Justin A. Burdine, 20, 1751 E. Ohio Pike No. 136, recited, June 13. Donna S. Hall, 40, 5 Montgomery Way, warrant, June 15. Tracy L. Laroy, 42, 3597 Merwin Ten Mile, warrant, June 16. Angela Halpin, 41, 3749 Hopper Hill, warrant, June 20. Tyffanee R. Lavely, 24, 1761 Culver Court No. 10, warrant, June 22. Eugene B. Woodruff, 38, 1346 Locust Lake, warrant, June 22. Cody G. Wilson, 19, 70 Glendale Milford Road, warrant, June 22. Robert J. Guillams, 28, 6559 Forest Road, warrant, June 24. Sharon A. Powers, 53, 3725 Nine Mile, warrant, June 25. Matthew J. Jewell, 26, 3381 Mound St., warrant, June 16. Lloyd J. Vail, 20, 3324 Cole Road, warrant, June 28.

Incidents/investigations Arson

Mailbox set on fire at 3315 Merwin Ten Mile Road, June 21.


Male was assaulted at 1751 Ohio Pike No. 199, June 22. Female was assaulted at area of Ohio 132 at Eastgate Mobile Park, June 24. Male was assaulted at 1145 Ohio Pike, June 25.

Child endangerment

Female reported this offense at 482 Judy Con, June 21.

Criminal damage

Hood of vehicle damaged at 1815 Ohio Pike, June 26.

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est Run, June 28. Vehicle scratched and nails put under tires at 4661 Galaxy, June 28. Vehicle damaged at 4563 New Market, June 29.


Park National Bank reported this offense at Eastgate Blvd., June 24.

Larry E. Durham, 60, 826 Bay Harbor, disorderly conduct, June 24. Leroy R. Moore, 42, 5 Montgomery Way No. 9, voyeurism, June 22. Andrew K. Barnickle, 35, 1567 Orchard Valley, disorderly conduct, June 22. Mikel H. Daulton, 50, 4309 Ohio 455, disorderly conduct, June 22. David A. Theaderman, 43, 4453 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, resisting arrest, menacing, June 25. Amanda R. Mckenzie, 28, 4471 Ripley Road, theft, drug instruments, June 24. Lisa R. Pack, 37, 2061 Ohio Pike No. 183, complicity to theft, June 24. Jason Oliveira, 20, 4344 Long Lake, domestic violence, violation of protection order, June 23. Bret J. Bellamy, 28, 508 Elberon, driving under suspension, June 24. Khalid R. Aycocks, no age given, 2214 Libby Road, drug possession, June 23. Dorothy M. Arnold, 30, 1267 Mcguffey Lane, domestic violence, June 22. Kenneth M. Piersall, 38, 3459 W. Upper Five Mile, driving under suspension, June 23. Lee J. Taylor, 38, 499 Old Boston, driving under suspension, June 24. Casey D. Hoefler, 25, 305 Wilson, recited, June 30. Farrah J. Jones, 31, 203 Congress, theft, June 28. Jessie Swinson, 30, 121 Main St., drug paraphernalia, June 29. Jason T. Lewis, 28, 482 Piccadilly, warrant service, June 29. Juvenile, 15, felonious assault, June 28. Juvenile, 16, theft, criminal trespass, June 25. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, June 26. Martin K. Ware Jr., 18, 63 Lucy Run, leaving the scene, June 27. James Mullis Jr., 22, 474 Piccadilly, warrant service, June 30. Rachel R. Olson, 30, 375 E. Gilen Ave., warrant service, June 29. Jessica L. Cutshall, 19, 4552 Brittwood, open container, June 26. Jonathan E. Seipelt, 21, 4488 Pearl Lane, disorderly conduct, June 26. Corey L. Siler, 19, 4755 Shepherd, open container, June 28. Jonathan Mchale, 19, 2179 Endo Valley, open container, June 28. Christopher E. Brittain, 39, 583 Sonny Lane, disorderly conduct, June 26. Gregory L. Heflin, no age given, 709 Ridgeway, driving under suspension, June 26. Stefanie S. Randolph, 26, 22 E. Main, wrongful entrustment, June 26. Antera Ruiz, 25, 3974 Piccadilly, no drivers license, operating vehicle under influence, June 26. Michael P. Miller, 30, 640 Daniel Court, driving under suspension, June 23. Nelly Shinkle, 30, 1277 Village Glen, driving under suspension, June 25. Christopher A. Shelton, 19, 895 Ohio Pike, driving under suspension, June 25. Teddy A. Sinclair, 38, 888 Ohio Pike, warrant service, June 25. Richard W. Pelcha Jr., 28, 810 Clough Pike, warrant service, June 28. Christopher W. Smalley, 21, 79 Eastern, theft, June 26. Anndrea Ross, 21, 4864 Winneste, theft, criminal trespass, June 27. Sharon Jones, 37, 3131 Maple Leaf, theft, June 27. Brittany L. Ferguson, 19, 4862 Winneste, theft, June 27. Carol N. Schulte, 52, 1789 Muskegon, operating vehicle under influence, June 28. Heather L. Strassel, 29, 6601 Beechmont, driving under suspension, June 29. Barbara A. Demmitt, no age given, 5521 Garrett, driving under suspension, June 29. Linda R. Jordan, 40, 4455 Tobasco, warrant service, June 29. Stadina K. Gober, 28, 23 Lori Lane, drug abuse, driving under suspension, open container, June 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Male was assaulted at 4578 Willowbrook, June 23. Female was assaulted at 642 Mt. Moriah, June 29.

Criminal mischief

Disorderly conduct

Attempt made to enter apartment at 542 Old Ohio 74 No. 3, June 23.

Felonious assault,domestic violence

TV, Playstation, etc. taken; $4,160 at 559 Virginia Lane, June 24.

Male acted in alarming manner at 164 Stillmeadow, June 23. At Fulton Grove Road, June 21.


Spare tire taken off vehicle at 1410 Edgewood Drive, June 21. Money taken from purse; $115 at 1381 E. Ohio Pike, June 25.


Deception to obtain dangerous drugs Reported at Bigg’s Pharmacy at Eastgate Blvd., June 26.

Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 693 Woodgate, June 27.

Passing bad checks Theft

Merchandise taken from Kohl’s; $24 at Eastgate Blvd., June 24. Wallet taken from Mahson’s Family Restaurant at Old Ohio 74, June 23. Woman’s purse taken at Hancock Fabrics at Ohio Pike, June 23. Wallet taken from vehicle at 474 Old Ohio 74, June 23. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $415 at 1131 Creekstone, June 22. CD player taken from vehicle at 1014 Crisfield, June 24. Clothing taken from Dillard’s; $69.50 at Eastgate Blvd., June 23. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $74 at Eastgate Blvd., June 24. Bike taken at 445 Yarabee Trace, June 28. Wallet reported missing at 684 Hillview Drive, June 28. Clothing taken from Wal-Mart; $35 at Eastgate Blvd., June 28. Plant stand taken from Heavenly Hearth at Ohio Pike, June 29. Merchandise taken; $38 at Eastgate Blvd., June 29. CD player medications, etc. taken from vehicle; $790 at 4424 Glendale, June 29. Wallet taken at Speedway at Old Ohio 74, June 29. Medication taken from room at Eastgate Senior Village at Old Ohio 74, June 29. Female stated cash taken; $250 at


4370 Eastgate, June 25. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $564 at Eastgate Blvd., June 27. Money taken from Wendy’s; $20 at Eastgate Blvd., June 29. Radar detector taken from vehicle at 4599 Brittwood, June 29. Two laptop computers taken from Wal-Mart; $946 at Eastgate Blvd., June 29. Purse taken from vehicle at 3926 Banks Road, June 29. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $25 at Eastgate Blvd., June 30. Electric razor and check book taken from vehicle at 4189 Roland Creek, June 29. Golf clubs taken; $1,200 at 4591 Muirridge, June 27. CD player taken from vehicle at 4700 Beechwood, June 25. Jeans taken from Wal-Mart; $20 at Eastgate Blvd., June 25. Leaf blower taken from truck; $440 at 4451 Eastgate Blvd., June 24. Stereo equipment taken from vehicle; $850 at Halifax Circle, June 25. Reported at Toy-R-Us at Eastgate Blvd., June 24. Purse taken from vehicle at KFC at Eastgate Blvd., June 27. Merchandise taken fro Sears; $222 at Eastgate Blvd., June 27. Laptop computer, I-Pod, etc. taken from vehicle; approximately; $3,225 at 1154 Forest Run, June 25. Tools taken from vehicle; $300 at 4778 Klatte Road, June 26. Radar detector taken from vehicle at 1175 McGuffey, June 25.


Marathon building spray painted at Old Ohio 74, June 24.


Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Eggs thrown at residence at 169 Wilmar Ave., June 22.

Walters Foreman

Attempted burglary Burglary Burglary

Household items taken; $220 at 4704 Beechwood, June 27.

Criminal damage

Four tires cut on vehicle at 1115 For-


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Female was threatened with hammer at 145 N. 3rd St., June 26.

CLERMONT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

Male was threatened at 3474 Virginia, Amelia, June 23.

Criminal damage

Vehicle damaged at 140 Sweetbriar, Batavia, June 23.

Cultivation of marijuana

Plants found growing at 3308 Ohio 131, Williamsburg, June 23.

Disseminating matter harmful to juveniles

Two juveniles posted nude photos of selves on Internet at Amelia, June 22. Female juvenile posted nude photo of self on Internet at New Richmond, June 23.

Domestic violence

At Ohio Pike, Amelia, June 22.

Endangering children

3-year-old child found unattended at 4002 Alexander Lane, Williamsburg, June 22.


Male juvenile reported missing at block 30 of Madagascar, Amelia, June 23.


Unlisted items taken at 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly, Amelia, June 22. Female stated credit card used with no authorization at 300 University PUBLIC NOTICE Fill Material Available The Clermont County Water Resources Department is now accepting request for fill material dump sites. Our distribution and collection maintenance departments are always in need of sites that can accept fill materials left over from dig jobs. The material generally will consist of primarily dirt but will also contain some asphalt, gravel, concrete as well as small amounts of other construction material. For more information contact Stephen L. Knipp at slknipp@co.clermont. o h . u s All request should be sent to the Clermont County Water Resources Department 4400 Haskell Lane Batavia, Ohio 45103 Attention: Stephen L. Knipp 1001482554

Lane No. 303, Batavia, June 22. Unlisted items taken at area of Clough and Amelia Olive Branch, Batavia, June 23.

Violation of protection order

Female reported this offense at 38 Estate Drive, Amelia, June 23.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Village of New Richmond Light Ashburn Building, 102 Willow Street, New Richmond, Ohio 45157 for the construction of Willow Street Park, until 2:00 p.m., local time, on Monday, July 27, 2009, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Construction includes but is not limited to erosion control, earthwork, storm drainage, asphalt trail, concrete curb, seeding and sod. Copies of the Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:

Andrea Kors and Ryan Helbach were married April 25 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church. The Rev Terry Smith officiated. Andrea is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Kors, West Chester. Ryan is the son of Mr and Mrs Mathias Helbach, Miami Township. Sara Senger, sister of the bride was matron of honor. Mathias Helbach, brother of the groom was best man. A dinner reception was held at Receptions, Fairfield. The bride and groom are graduates of Ohio University. Andrea is employed by Forte Industries. Ryan is employed by Northrup Grumman. After a honeymoon in Belize, the couple will reside in Dayton.

James Robert Walters and Tammy Lynn Foreman were married on March 16, 2009. Rob is a former resident of Georgetown, Ohio and the son of Tom and Gwen Walters. Tammy is a former resident of Highland Heights, Kentucky and the daughter of Charles and Donna Hogle. In addition to sharing sevbetween children en them, Rob and Tammy are licensed foster parents for a private agency and currently reside in Independence, Kentucky.

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Each sealed bid shall be accompanied by either., 1) a cashier’s check, certified check or irrevocable letter of credit pursuant to Chapter 1305, Ohio Revised Code, equal to ten percent (10%) of the bid or 2) a satisfactory bid bond, in a sum which is not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the aggregate amount of the bid, payable to the Village of New Richmond. Successful Bidder will be required to execute and to provide construction contract security in an amount not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the bid. All bids must be made on the required Bid Form. AJI blank spaces for bid prices must be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the bid form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Two copies of the Bid Form are required. Contractor is to fully complete the project within 65 calendar days.

Assault, criminal damage

Vehicle was damaged and male assaulted at 4624 Buckeye Trail, June 24.

Shaving cream put on boat and cover at 1194 Elmridge, June 22.




Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart at 1815 Ohio Pike, June 27. Clothing taken from Wal-Mart; $50 at Ohio Pike, June 21. Clothing taken from Wal-Mart; $117 at Ohio Pike, June 20. Merchandise taken from Wal-Mart; $32 at Ohio Pike, June 21. Various tools taken from Royal Oaks Country Club; $4,494 at 1 Stillmeadow, June 21.





Community Journal

July 15, 2009

Earl and Marilyn Whiteman of Williamsburg, Ohio celebrated 55 years of wedded bliss July 10, 2009. An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. Congratulations and we all love you.

A complete set of drawings and specifications may be obtained at: Queen City Reprographics Inc., 2863 Sharon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241, Phone (513) 326-2300 upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 made payable to the Village of New Richmond. The cost of shipping or delivery must be paid separately to Queen City. Rights to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid and bid guaranty, to reject any or all bids, and to negotiate with apparent qualified low Bidder to such extent as may be necessary are reserved. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of opening hereof. Contractors are advised that the January 27, 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Executive Order of the Governor of Ohio, the Governor’s Amended Executive Order 84-9 of November 30,1984 and Section 153.59 and 153.591 of the Ohio Revised Code are applicable to this Bid Invitation and Project. The Contract awarded under this Invitation for Bids will require that mechanics and laborers be paid a prevailing rate of wage as required in Section 4115.06, Ohio Revised Code. 1001481613


Community Journal

July 15, 2009

On the record

DEATHS Robert Clements Sr.

Robert Clements Sr., 59, of Amelia died July 7. Survived by sons, Robert Clements Jr. of Milford and David Clements; daughter, Tammy; and siblings, Charles, Walter, Gary, Charlotte, Patty and Terry. Preceded in death by sibling, Larry. Services were July 10 at St. Andrew Cemetery, Milford.

Al Crooker

Al Crooker, 77, of Milford and formerly of Eastgate died June 12. Survived by wife and best friend of 57 years, Ruth (nee Westmeyer); children, Steve (Sue) Sr. of Stonelick Township, Judy OSF, Scott (Rose) and Holly (Larry) Cruey; grandchildren, Nickie (Dale) White, Jenny, Steve, Courtney and Katlyn Crooker, Anna, Sara and Lily Crooker, Nathan and Nick Tipton, Austin and Madison Cruey; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kaleb, Clayton and Allison; sibling, Nancy (Ray) Spicka. Preceded in death by siblings, Bob (Zita) Crooker and Don (Pat) Crooker. Services were June 16 at St. Veronica, Mount Carmel. Memorials to: Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN 47036; or St. Veronica School, 4473 Mt. CarmelTobasco Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244.

George W. Earls

George W. Earls, 83, formerly of Bethel died July 7. Survived by sons, George W. Earls Jr. of Mount Orab, Rick Earls of Bethel and Brian K. Earls of Batavia; daughter, Brenda E. Duffer of Felicity; sisters, Carol Coldwell of Cincinnati and Mary (Moe) Earls of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren and

11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, James Henry Earls and Estella (nee Richmond) Earls and one great-great-grandchild. Services were July 10 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Bethel.

Bernard C. Gruver

Bernard C. Gruver, 82, of Batavia died July 2. Survived by son, James E. (Deborah) Gruver; daughters, Jacqueline Ann (Alexander) Tessoff and Julie Lynn (Gerald) Werring; grandchildren, Robert Michael Fehr, Christina L. Gruver (James Jr.) Raker, Angela J. (Jeremy) Beamer, Rebecca N. (Brett) Ball, Haley L. Werring and Carly L. Werring; greatgrandchildren, Jacqueline Nicole Fehr, James A. Raker III, R. Anthony Fehr, Brian E. Raker, Jeremy R. Beamer Jr. and Austin M. Beamer; and brother-in-law, William Grob. Preceded in death by father, Cedric M. Gruver; mother, Velma (nee Garrison) Gruver; and wife, Naomi Jean (nee Grob) Gruver. Services were July 8 at Sycamore Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: Clermont Senior Services, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, OH 45103; or Clermont Family YMCA, 2085 James E. Sauls Sr. Drive, Batavia, OH 45103; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

Sally B. Pence

Sally B. Pence, 59, of Union

REAL ESTATE Township died July 6. Survived by son, Ty (April) Pence; mother, Clara Abney; brothers, James, Frank, Billy, Bascum Jr., Jerry and Thomas Abney; sisters, Mary Sue Gillespie, Linda Brooks and Wanda Lykins; seven nephews and 14 nieces. Preceded in death by father, Bascum Abney. Services were July 10 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597.

Merl J. Peugh

Merl J. Peugh, 78, of New Richmond died July 3. Survived by sons, William and Rick Ledbetter, and Merl Peugh Jr.; daughters, Brenda VanZandt and Cindy Peugh; brothers, Norman, Lester and JM Peugh; sisters, Florence Heider, Arlene Calkins and Doris Peugh; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Sussie J. Peugh; parents, Wellington Peugh and Dorothy Wolfe; brother, Lloyd Peugh; and sisters, Lori Whilhelm and Hazel Peugh. Services were July 9 at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia.

Vickie Lynn Watson

Vickie Lynn Watson, 45, of Monroe Township died June 4. Survived by husband, Dave Watson; children, Ryan, Daniel and Emily Watson; mother, Jean Kinnett. Preceded in death by father, Don Kinnett. Services were June 8 at Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, Batavia. Memorials to: American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

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


29 Ashwood Place & 30 Ashwood Place, Woodside Park Dev. Co. LLC. to Maple Street Homes LLC., 0.458 acre, $63,000. 11 Bobwhite Court, Cheryl Cole, et al. to Federal National Mortgage Assoc., 0.191 acre, $66,666.67. 3349 Huntman Trace, Denise Mora to M. Gail Dabney, $72,000.


2031 Commons Circle Drive, Gail Morrison, et al. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., as trustee, $62,667. 3877 Cooper Ridge Court, Leslie A. Land, et al. to GMAC Mortgage LLC., $185,636. 4279 Fox Ridge Drive, NVR Inc. to Melissa Gerome, 0.39 acre, $270,565. 1381 Gumbert Drive, Rebecca M. Link to David A. Good, 0.23 acre, $66,100. 2516 Herold Road, William D. Shelton, et al. to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 1.348 acre, $76,667. 4520 Julep Way, Fischer Attached Homes II LLC. to Carl G. Davenport, $103,818. 1212 Saddletop Ridge, Scott Bower to Blaine & Pamela McKenzie, 0.327 acre, $295,000. 4336 Southcross Drive, Bank of New York as trustee to Crystal Maham & Todd Woolrich, 0.255 acre, $180,000. 1436 Woodlan Court, Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC. to Stephanie & Ryan Patrick, 0.664 acre, $366,165.

MONROE TOWNSHIP 2069 E. Hall Road, Doree Lynn

American Legion makes donation

Members of the Stuart G. Luginbuhl American Legion Post 72 Ron Hartman, commander, and Don Gerth, Post 72 Special Olympics chair, recently presented a check for $1,700 to Sharon Richmond of the Clermont County MRDD. This donation will assist Clermont County’s Special Olympics athletes as they move toward the state Special Olympics at the OSU campus this June. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: THERRON@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM



Art Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through June 26. Ages 6-9. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Explore outdoors for art inspiration. Paint, draw, sculpt and more. Friday art show for family and friends. $225, $175 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


Victory Garden Cooking Camp, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Harvest and prepare herbs and vegetables, learn kitchen skills and nutrition. Ages 6-12. $125. Registration required by June 15. Presented by Sweetheart Garden Club. 324-2873. Loveland. Summer Safety and Survival Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. Daily through June 26. Loveland Symmes Firefighters Hall, 227 E. Loveland Ave. With firefighters, paramedics and high school camp counselors. Includes safety activities long with swimming, how to make the right choices, bicycle safety, self defense and more. $125, $100 Loveland, Symmes resident. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Symmes Fire Department. 583-3001. Loveland. Summer Discovery Days, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Construction Zone. Toddlers ages 2 1/2- 3 1/2. Union Township Civic Center, 4350 Aicholtz Road. Activities focus on learning, exploring, moving and sensory play. Dress for messy play. $90 four sessions, $30. Registration required. Presented by Child Focus. 528-7224. Union Township.


Natural Discoveries Camp, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through June 26. And 12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Explore trails, trees, fields and ponds. Games, puppet shows, songs, stories and create art to take home. Ages 3-4. $130, $110 members. Registration required online. 831-1711. Union Township. Reptile Roundup Camp, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Hike and catch variety of reptiles and amphibians. Presentations by Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society. Families invited to Friday morning show-and-tell. Ages 7-15.

$300, $230 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township. Camp Neverland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. Cincinnati Nature Center at Long Branch Farm and Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road. Explore and hone outdoor skills. Build fort, hike, canoe, make craft, tell stories and more. Ages 6-12. $300, $230 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Goshen.


Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Goshen United Methodist Church, 6710 Goshen Road. Theme: Xstation+: Children of the Bible. Ages 4 through grade 6. Registration required. 722-2541. Goshen. Vacation Bible School, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Daily through June 25. Belfast United Methodist Church, 2297 Ohio 131, Theme: Camp Edge. Music, crafts, games and snacks. Age 11 and under. Free. Registration required. 625-8188. Goshen. Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Daily through June 26. Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road. Theme: “Boomerang Express.” Reservations required. 683-1738. Loveland. Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through June 26. Milford Christian Church, 844 Ohio 131, Crafts, snacks, games and more. Free. Registration required. 831-0196. Miami Township. Boomerang Express, 9:30 a.m.-noon Daily through June 26. Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road. K-grade 6. Free. Registration required, available online. 683-1738. Loveland.


Clermont Family YMCA Sports Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volleyball. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 7-15. $135, $110 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 724-9622. Batavia.


M.E. Lyons YMCA Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Around the World in Five days. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Traditional day camp; themed weeks. Extended care available. Ages 5-13. $163, $112 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township.

M.E. Lyons Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Art From Around the World. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Ages 6-11. $127, $88 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Counselor-In-Training/Camp Volunteer Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through June 26. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Gain self-confidence, leadership skills, problem solving and be a positive role model. Orientation session and personal interview with director required. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 14 and up. $190 $125 members. Registration required. 474-1400. Anderson Township. Clermont Family YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Character Crazy. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Camper divided into groups with activities and choices appropriate to age and needs. Ages 5-15. $135, $110 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 724-9622. Batavia. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Character Crazy. Daily through June 26. YMCA - Clermont County, 2075 Front Wheel Drive. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 3-5. $90, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by Clermont Family YMCA. 7249622. Batavia. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 3


Summer Discovery Days, 9 a.m.-noon Construction Zone. Preschoolers ages 3 1/2- 5. Union Township Civic Center, 528-7224. Union Township.


YMCA Camp Loveland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Survival Fun Factor. Daily through June 27. Phillips Park, Rich Road. Outdoor camp. Activities include arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming, field trips and more. Scholarships available. Ages 6-11. $165, $109 members. Registration required. Presented by Blue Ash YMCA. 791-5000. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2 4

SUMMER CAMP - ARTS Curtain’s Up Day Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon,

Bethel Branch Library, 611 W. Plane St. Dress in costume for performing art activities, games, crafts and snacks. Includes performance by the Hands Up! Puppet Troupe. Grades 1-2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Clermont County Public Library. 734-2619. Bethel. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 9


Signing Safari Camp, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through July 3. Ages 3-5. And 12:30 p.m. Daily through July 3. Ages 3-5 with adult. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Learn American Sign Language through games, storytelling and nature studies. $130, $110 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Milford. Digging into Dirt Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily though July 3. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Discover how dirt is made and how it is important. Search grounds for soil-dwelling creatures. Includes mud and clay crafts. Wear proper footwear and clothing. Ages 7-9. $215, $165 members. Registration required. 8311711. Union Township. Search and Splash Discovery Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily through July 3. Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Road. Water-related games and activities. $215, $165 members. Registration required. 831-1711. Union Township.


M.E. Lyons YMCA Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 3. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 474-1400. Anderson Township. M.E. Lyons Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon Sculpture. Daily through July 3. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 474-1400. Anderson Township. Clermont Family YMCA Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Hullabaloo. Daily through July 2. YMCA - Clermont County, 724-9622. Batavia. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 3 0 YMCA Camp Loveland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Star Spangled. Daily through July 3. Phillips Park, Rich Road. Outdoor camp. Activities include arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming, field trips and more. Scholarships available. Ages 6-11. $165, $109 members. Presented by Blue Ash YMCA. 791-5000. Loveland.

MacAlvey, et al. to Kenneth Toohey & Dorothy Nelson, 92.98 acre, $281,000. 2130 Franklin Laurel Road, Edward & Helen Morgan to Susan Lee Courtier, trustee, 8.745 acre, $137,000. 3008 Leeds Road, Linda C. Curee to Mary Cann, 1.315 acre, $73,000. 2468 Ohio 222, Danny & Marlene Collins to Rodney & Stacy Wells, 2 acre, $137,000.


1054 Bethel-New Richmond Road, Rebound Properties LLC. to Timothy Smith & Aimee Wetmore, 0.5 acre, $69,960. 733 Greenmound Road, U.S. Bank National Assoc., as trustee to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquistion Trust, 0.597 acre, $48,000. Old US 52, Shirley Quillen to Matthew Crawford, 0.125 acre, $8,733. Old US 52, Shirley Quillen to Matthew Crawford, 0.141 acre, $8,600. Old US Route 52 Lot 148, Duane Burton to Harold & Angela Huffman, 0.059 acre, $7,000. US 52, River Pines RV Resort Condo. Assoc. Inc. to William Richmond Jr. & Mark Wright, 0.058 acre, $5,100.


Audubon Road, Judy Broecker, Guardian to Jessica Sibley & Isaiah Sibley, 0.102 acre, $2,400. 3637 S Hopper Ridge Road, Kenneth Manley & Elizabeth Messmer to Carol Ann Ottman, $315,000.


650 Arlington Drive, Elmer & Naomi McMurray to Amanda Shannon, 0.5 acre, $86,000. 548 Aspen Glen Drive Unit 1012, Jade Lee Stanford to Jennifer A. Kaufmann, $79,400.

5 Boundary Street, GBS Properties Ltd. LLC. to Brian & Leah Mendenhall, et al., 0.1423 acre, $93,000. 526 Elm Tree Court, Robert & Laura Schmidtbauer to Bartholomew Craver & Lea Hiltunen, $151,000. 3857 Mark Court, The Bank of New York Mellon to Terry Lynn Mancy, $55,500. 1165 McGuffey Lane, David & Kelly Gibson to Patrick & Christina Sullivan, $145,800. 747 Mendon Hall Lane, A.M. & Phyllis Iannelli, trustees to A.M. Iannelli Jr., 0.489 acre, $260,000. 4595 Muirvaley Court, Mike Brown PM LLC. to Jordon Musgrove & Amanda Windle, $134,000. 3927 Nine Mile Tobasco Road, Beneficial Ohio Inc. to Robyn Reed, 0.5 acre, $87,500. 4208 North Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Rodney & Donna Spiller, 0.0893 acre, $174,877. 4242 North Gensen Loop, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Christopher & Carla Garza, 0.101 acre, $135,167. 4411 Norway Court, Eric D. Clauss to Nicholas B. Sexton, $110,000. 4151 S.Yorkshire Square, M/I Homes of Cincinnati LLC. to Michael & Camilla Diesel, 0.1372 acre, $116,995.


2874 Batavia-Williamsburg Pk., Michael K. Redrow, et al. to Citizens Bank of Higginsport, 0.954 acre, $76,666.


771 Smith Street, James & Donna Dyer to Kelley Middendorf, 0.092 acre, $132,000.

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


Total Quality Logistics vs. L and E Trucking of Naples Inc., professional tort Total Quality Logistics vs. J and J Logistics of South Florida Inc., professional tort Roberta L. Wilkinson and Robert C. Wilkinson vs. Bayani P. Razon and Applied Property and Casualty Insurance Company, other tort Joseph M. Duesing vs. James Lamb, other tort Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Capven LLC and Equity Trust Company, foreclosure Beneficial Ohio Inc. vs. Marie E. Briggs, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Raymond Patrick, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA as successor of Bank of America vs. Shannon M. Banks, et al., foreclosure Taylor Bean and Whitaker Mortgage Corp. vs. Barbara J. Van Setters, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Jamie Yoak, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. John A. Reese, et al., foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Darrell V. Johnson and Carmella M. Johnson, foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Donald A. Gold, et al., foreclosure Aurora Loan Services LLC vs. Dave Hoffman, et al., foreclosure National City Mortgage vs. George G. Haugk and Cathryn A. Haugk, foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Mark A. Zenni, et al., foreclosure Riverhills Bank vs. Paul R. Yelton Administrator, et al., foreclosure JP Morgan Chase Bank NA vs. Richard Kelch and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., foreclosure Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Edward S. Ingles, et al., foreclosure HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Daniel D. Jump, et al., foreclosure Bank of New York Mellon vs. Beverly J. Staten, et al., foreclosure Mortgage First LLC vs. Mary L. Werner, et al., foreclosure Citimortgage Inc. vs. Sherry Lawson, foreclosure U.S. Bank NA vs. Peter T. Skinner, et al., foreclosure Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. James W. Huxtable, et al., foreclosure American Express Bank FSB vs. C. Chaney, other civil American Express Bank FSB vs. Eric Vayo Smith, other civil Kristopher Peterson vs. Paul I. Nort and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, other civil Brian Blankenship vs. CFMOTO Powersports Inc. and HH Motor Sports LLC, other civil Wesley McCants vs. Brian Hennessey, et al., other civil


Jason Fritsch vs. Nichole Fritsch Mary L. Brabant vs. Donnie Brabant Rita M. Hill vs. Ralph Wayne Hill Carolyn Harrison vs. John M. Harrison


Harry M. Bradford vs. Rabecka R. Bradford

Jessica Ann Kaldmo vs. James Kaldmo Debora L. Johnson vs. James Michael Johnson Bryan Byrd vs. Tammy Byrd Megan West Moore vs. Christopher Alexander Moore Rhonda Lester vs. Michael Lester Dixie Harvey vs. Billy Harvey


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. James E. Clark, 45, breaking and entering, vandalism, Pierce Township Police. Jill Y. Christman, 38, 1785 Ohio 28 Lot 367 H, Goshen, theft, Goshen Police. Jason L. Pack, 29, 2755 Ohio 132 #61, New Richmond, receiving stolen property, Union Township Police Department. Killian R. Griess, 19, 3969 Piccadilly Circle E, Cincinnati, breaking and entering, theft, burglary, Union Township Police Department. Tricia D. Latini, 28, 154 Marble Cliff Drive, Lakeside Park, Ky., breaking and entering, theft, Miami Township Police. Timothy W. Bartlett, 41, 552 Aspen Glen Drive Apt. 908, Cincinnati, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Dale Franklin Coffey, 45, at large, nonsupport of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Scott Lewis Herndon, 38, 53 Colvard Drive, Ohatchee, Ala., non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Tyrone Darnell Lowe, 31, 1838 Lawn Drive, Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Ronald Vernon Ramsey, 39, 312 Pershing Ave., Cincinnati, non-support of dependents, Clermont County Department of Support Enforcement. Joshua L. Randall, 25, aggravated robbery, robbery, felonious assault, Union Township Police Department. Dustin David Keith Bailey, 21, breaking and entering, theft, Clermont County Sheriff’s Office.


The following decisions were rendered through the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Interested persons are urged to obtain copies of actual decisions by visiting the court’s Web site,\new decisions.asp so that the full text of the court’s opinions can be carefully read. In the matter of: State of Ohio vs. Dennis Lee Eckert, Jr., presiding judge H.J. Bressler, judges William W. Young and Robert P. Ringland. The appeals court affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded the decision of Clermont County Court of Common Pleas.

On the record

Community Journal

July 15, 2009



Kurtis McNeal, Amelia, deck, 36 Deer Creek Drive, Amelia Village. Potter Hill Homes, Milford, new, 2 South Ridge, Amelia Village, $75,000; new, 17 South Ridge, $75,000; new, 110 Moorage Court, New Richmond Village, $111,000. Decks by Design Inc., Burlington, Kentucky, deck, 1434 Woodbury Glen, Batavia Township, $3,500; deck, 4624 Stablehand Drive. Raymond Ayers, Cincinnati, alter, 1672 Ohio 125, Batavia Township. East Fork Crossing, trailer, 4 E. Meadow Drive, Batavia Township.

Andrew Burke, Batavia, miscellaneous work, 4297 Fox Ridge, Batavia Township. Dan Tatum, Amelia, trailer, No. 54 Hollytowne Mobile Park, Monroe Township. Ronald Taylor, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, alter, 1675 Ohio 52, Monroe Township. Kenneth Hilvers, Cincinnati, porch, 3507 Nordyke Road, Pierce Township. Thompson Heating/Cooling, Cincinnati, HVAC, 1051 Terrydel Lane, Pierce Township. All American Pools, Cincinnati, pool, 3724 Chestnut Way, Pierce Township. Paragon Custom Builders, New Richmond, new, 991 Ohio 749, Pierce Township, $140,000.

Outdoor Environment Inc., Cincinnati, retaining wall, 455 Ivy Trails, Union Township, $6,800. Morris Homes, Amelia, addition, 1155 Yellow Ribbon Drive, Union Township, $25,000. Max Vavilov, Cincinnati, deck, 689 Hyacinth, Union Township, $5,000. Gold Point Custom Construction, Sardinia, addition, 1141 Sparrowwood, Union Township, $25,000. Phillip Bryant, Cincinnati, addition, 680 Woodthrush, Union Township. Pool Builders, Cincinnati, pool, 1046 Valley Wood, Union Township. Hendrix Homes, Cincinnati, repair, 4484 Aicholtz Road, Union Township.

Eva Miller, Cincinnati, pool, 4809 Forest Meadows, Union Township. Recker & Boerger, Cincinnati, HVAC, 3279 Ohio 133, Williamsburg Township.


J.D. Stein, P.E. & Assoc., Bethel, new-Mike Daly BB observation deck, 1426 Ohio 125, Clark Township, $240,000. Blankemeyer Co., Hamersville, alter, 119 W. Main St., Amelia Village. Debra-Kuemple, Cincinnati, hot water generator, Amelia High School, Clough Pike, Batavia Township, $130,000. Phyllis Campbell, Batavia, storage building,

4238 Summit Road, Batavia Township, $8,000. Dugan Schumacher, West Chester, newKemba Credit Union, 1135 Ohio 125, Pierce Township, $1,036,450. Rhonda Roberts, Cincinnati, tents-St. Thomas Moore Festival, 800 Ohio 125, Union Township. Michael Watkins, Williamsburg, pole barn, 3792 Bass Road, Williamsburg Township, $7,500. Bachman’s Inc., Batavia, alter, 4343 Mt. Carmel Tobasco, Union Township. Lanigan Construction, Burlington, Kentucky, demolition, 820 Eastgate S. Drive, Union Township.

REUNIONS Anderson High School Class of 1979 – is celebrating its 30th reunion. The weekend will begin with a golf outing and later a social gathering at a local pub on Friday, July 17. The reunion will be July 18 at Coldstream Country Club where the class will gather for food, drinks, fun and shared memories. Sunday, enjoy a picnic at Woodland Mound Park. Turpin’s class of 1979 is invited to the picnic. For information, contact Debbie Ahlrichs Newsome at 513231-9363 or Visit The Anderson High School graduating class of 1984 – will be having its 25-year reunion this summer. The weekend will be kicked off with fun with friends starting Friday, July 17, at a local pub and then Saturday, July 18, at the Anderson Center for food, drinks, fun and friends. Help is needed to find lost classmates. Send contact info to: AndersonClassof84@ Check for the latest information. St. Dominic Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 25, at St. Dominic. E-mail Jen (Jones) Bethel at to register.

French Park, Woodward, Walnut Hills, City Wide Learning Community classes from the 1970s and 1980s – are having a reunion from 2-7 p.m., Sunday, July 26, at French Park, 3012 Section Road, Cincinnati. People who went to other schools in the Amberley Village, Golf Manor, Roselawn and Deer Park areas are invited also. The event is free and open to the public and will be conducted rain or shine. This is a family-friendly event. The upper shelter at French Park in Amberley Village is reserved. A Facebook page is available under the group name “French Park, Woodward, Walnut Hills, City Wide Learning Community.” Lloyd Memorial High School Class of 1974 – is having its 35th class reunion Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m., in front of the high school for a tour of the school at 5:30 p.m. A party at Florence Nature Park will follow from 6-11:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $4 per person. Classmates and guests are welcome, and should bring their own drinks, coolers and a snack to share. From 7-11 p.m., Aug. 1, will be the reunion with dancing at Brodnick Hall at St. Timothy Church in Union. Cost is $25 per person. Beer is $1, but


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Princeton Class of 1999– will be having its 10-year reunion. Classmates will meet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sharon Woods. Contact info for the committee is as follows: Kelli Martin, 678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513602-2891. Amelia High School Class of 1984 – is having it’s 25th year reunion from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, with a picnic at Sycamore Park in Batavia ( rk+map+8x11.pdf). Admission is free. Classmates should bring their own lunch. Afterward, food and spirits are planned at Great Scotts ( from 6 p.m. to close. Separate tabs are available. RSVP to Wini Foster at 866-433-7543, or e-mail

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Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun.



Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390. Milford High School Class of 1989 – is having its 20-year reunion Friday, Aug. 14- Saturday, Aug. 15. A pre-reunion gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at Greenies in Milford at 1148 Ohio 28, Milford. On Saturday, the reunion will be from 7 to midnight, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Bluegrass Ballroom. Dress is summer dressy/semi formal. Tickets must be purchased before the event, and will not be available at the door. Mention the Milford High School 1989 Class Reunion when making reservation to get a discounted rate. Everyone that reserves a hotel room at the Radisson will receive a welcome bag. The reunion committee is putting a slide show together for viewing during the reunion. Old and new photos can be e-mailed to Jeff Jounson at Reunion dinner is $45. Cost includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, dancing and

door prizes. To sponsor the event, contact Jennifer Lewis at Visit Clermont Northeastern High School Alumni – is planning a second alumni weekend for Aug. 14-16. Weekend activities include a Friday evening social hour, a Saturday evening dinner/dance at the Fastiques and Sunday picnics and gatherings for various classes. Cost for the dinner and dance, which starts at 6:30 p.m. is $25 per guest. The Class of 1959 is gathering at Lake Lorelei on Sunday, Aug. 16. Alumni are also asked to contact friends and family who are also alumni about the weekend. To sign up, e-mail, or Shirley Shipley at Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet Center. For information, contact Karen (Faulkner) Parker at 513351-6616 or e-mail her at



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Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number.

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